News for Today (1/17/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

What Oxfam’s misleading stat gets wrong about inequality. Oxfam made headline all over the place but they were using a tired old stunt that I have seen many a time. Glad there is someone who is not a conservative who is willing to point that out.

In The News

Our Statement on our Inauguration Performance. The hate squads are after the Piano Guys. Won’t mean anything to you unless you already know who they are.

Cup of Joe Could Fight Age-Related Inflammation. Most medical studies are not reproducible. You might as well believe the ones you like (or at least find plausible).

Shootings Happen Fast, #32767. Watching the video embedded in this blog post is another good education on how things go down in the real world. In spite of the title, nothing too bad happens in the video. But it could have.

China’s Reserves Fell by Around $45 Billion in December (Using the PBOC Data). Just something to keep an eye on. Personally I think it means that China will use Trump as an excuse to do something that they want/need to do anyway (namely, lower the value of the yuan). A more interesting question is why are they having this problem.

Not In The News But Should Be

A bit of context on Trump, NATO, and Germany.

Entertainment of the Day

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