Two and Two

A reasonable person can put two and two together. Here's your daily news digest for 17 January 2023.

Two and Two
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Japan’s Experts Baffled By High ‘COVID Deaths’ Despite High Vaccination Rate
″...never ask a barber if you need a haircut...”


Removal of Beijing Trade Sanctions Still a Priority for Australian PM
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has continued publicly calling for Beijing to remove the trade sanctions on Australian exports. “What ...
Queensland trade unions – a monopoly? | The Spectator Australia
In Australian politics, the Labor Party has typically cast itself as the defenders of the rights of working people. Yet the Queensland Labor Party is currently engaged in a potentially egregious…
‘Horrible cowards’: NSW treasurer calls out source of premier’s Nazi costume gossip
NSW Treasurer Matt Kean says people spreading gossip on Macquarie Street about the Nazi costume Dominic Perrottet wore to his 21st birthday party need to “come out from the swamp”.


A Glimpse at What a China-Centric World Would Look Like - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics
A few days ago, a story in the Diplomat provided the United States and the West with another glimpse at what a China-centric world would look like. Zhanargul Zhumatai is a 47-year-old Kazakh artist and former radio and television editor who...
The Question That Khamenei Faces
The visit to Pyongyang was Khamenei’s the Road to Damascus moment. The lesson he learned was simple: Let others idolize you and, if things turn badly, blame those who idolize you. And, if you are in a position of weakness, just appear as a nobody or play
How American Jews Helped Shape the American Idea
Since the earliest days of the country, the “New Covenant” of Jewish Americans has promoted a national vision of moral leadership.

Business, Finance & Investment

World Bank makes big cut to its 2023 growth outlook, says globe is ‘perilously close’ to recession
The World Bank slashed its global growth forecasts from projections it made in mid-2022 on the back of what it sees as broadly worsening economic conditions.
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Real Wages Fall for the Twenty-First Month as Rent and Food Prices Keep Rising | Ryan McMaken
The federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released new price inflation data today, and according to the report, price inflation during the month decelerated slightly, coming in at the lowest year-over-year increase in fifteen months.


What a Local Alternative Is Really Like ⋆ Brownstone Institute
With economic uncertainties looming, families and friends processing their own, or neighbors’, farm animals may become more common.
French publishers discover ‘sensitivity readers’ | Free West Media
Readers who track down ethnic and sexual prejudices that may offend certain non-white minorities in books, are emerging in French publishing. Known as
Miss Universe Owner: ‘New Era Of Global Women’s Empowerment’ To Be ‘Ran By Women, Owned By A Trans Woman’ | The Daily Wire
The new transgender owner of the Miss Universe Organization declared at the event over the weekend that the new global era for women’s empowerment would be led by trans people. Biological male Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, CEO and biggest shareholder of JKN Global Group Public Company Limited, bough…

Crypto & Blockchain

Google Ads-delivered malware drains NFT influencer’s entire crypto wallet
A sponsored link found on a Google Search ended up delivering malicious software that saw crypto influencer “NFT God” lose a “life changing” amount of his crypto and NFTs to hackers.
Bitcoin Surge Causes Over $500M in Liquidations, Highest in 3 Months
Crypto markets regained the $1 trillion capitalization mark for the first time since November.
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The Alt-Covid Community Begins Unraveling the Origins of Covid
Although much of my research and writing over the last three years has been devoted to the global Covid epidemic, I’ve paradoxically paid very little attention to most of the various Covid-oriented websites. That’s because I have narrowly concentrated on the origins of the epidemic while they have f…

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