News for Today (1/30/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

BMA warns against using ‘expectant mothers’ for pregnant women as it ‘may offend intersex men’

In The News

Poll Shows Only 33 Percent Oppose Trump’s Temporary Ban on Immigrants From Terrorist Havens

What Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn’t Do. If you are not tired of reading about this already.

Physicists have found a metal that conducts electricity but not heat

Greece has three weeks to deal with ‘potentially disastrous’ debt

Things Just Got Serious in Europe’s War on Cash

Chicago police detained more than 7,000 people at secret interrogation center: report. Old news but worth remembering when people are screaming end of the world about current political actions.

Yemen Raid: US Loses 1 SEAL & 1 MV-22 Osprey; 4 Injured

Not In The News But Should Be

FAMAS to Equip New 84,000 Man National Guard, Stay in Service Until 2028. This is posted mostly because of my own curiosity. I have not heard a lot about France standing up a new National Guard. I wounder what the rational is?

Entertainment of the Day

Nothing for today

If you must think, do not strain yourself

A brilliant piece of unquestioning journalism. The big reveal:

Holbreich recently did a study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, which found very low rates of allergies among Amish children living on farms in Indiana. He says the reason may be because the children get exposed very early on to dirty environments, and to a variety of dust and germs. Even young kids are often in the barn, working with animals, and drinking raw milk.

“We think there’s something about milk,” Holbreich says. “That’s key, along with exposure to large animals, particularly cows.”

Scientists don’t know exactly what it is in raw milk, or in the barn, or on the cows, that helps boost the immune system. They’re researching that now. But Holbreich cautions against drinking raw milk or serving it to your child. It contains too many dangerous, disease-causing bacteria.

[Edit] H/T Art Sido.