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SPOTLIGHT: The Sierra Club is a lawsuit factory.

BIG PICTURE:  I’ve previously mentioned an online database of lawsuits concerning climate change – as opposed to environmental issues overall. A search of the US-only portion of that database reveals 80 cases in which the Sierra Club played some role. (A few days ago, the tally was 79.)

For the past two decades, not a single year has elapsed in which this group hasn’t sued someone. Many of its targets are taxpayer funded – which means that large amounts of public money have been spent responding to these lawsuits. While the public pays, the lawyers on both sides drink fine wine.

In 2008, the Sierra Club filed legal paperwork against the California city of Stockton. In 2009, it sued the County of Tehama, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Department of Interior, and the Federal Highway Administration.

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The Left’s War on Science

How Indian vegetarians are different from Westerners who have given up meat? (and different kinds of vegetarians in India)

Mostly Economics

Profs Assem Hasnain and Abhilasha Srivastava of Bridgewater University in this piece:

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The graphic made it into the print edition @sst_nz

Men are 10% faster in athletics

Across all sports, men are 10% faster or stronger than women. This is strong enough that a good boys high school athletics team can be stronger in the world’s best women athletes. The New Zealand women’s soccer team played an Australian high school soccer team and lost 7-2 as I recall.

From https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/08/we-thought-female-athletes-were-catching-up-to-men-but-theyre-not/260927/ and https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/08/the-golden-ratio-the-one-number-that-describes-how-mens-world-records-compare-with-womens/260758/

One way to determine whether there is a lot of drugs in sport is to see whether women are catching up with men in world records. Prior to 1992, men were slowly losing their edge over women.

But when better drug testing technology became available, women’s world records of 1992 stood for years rather than sometimes hours or months.

More importantly, the best female performances were showing a bigger gap with the best male performances after 1992. The collapse of communism meant that bags of drugs were no longer given to East European female competitors.

The reason the gap was closing before 1992 was drugs that male women stronger show up predominately in power sports such as athletics and weightlifting. When it was possible to test for those drugs, athletes stopped taking them.

Kids use umbrella to rescue kitten on canope

Everybody Hates Chris S03E08 – Everybody Hates #MinimumWage

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4yus2m

What do female muslims get out of paradise in the most feminist religion

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More on bugger all people take public transport

From https://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Research/Documents/25yrs-of-how-NZers-Travel.pdf

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