Thursday, May 03, 2012

Some questions for today

When head of US Homeland Security Janet Napolitano arrived in New Zealand yesterday, was she given a full-body scan at the airport so she’d feel at home here?

Do you think Fletcher Building got good value from its political party donations last year?

Is the real reason Banks was brought into ACT because the cash-strapped party wanted a candidate who could pay his own way? Does Banks now think his $75,980 was a good investment? And would that be $75,980 ACT would have been better off without?

Where does Gareth Morgan get off telling everyone else their business when his Kiwisaver business is the worst performing business of them all?

If 18-year-olds are old enough to choose which politicians get to ruin the country, why aren’t they old enough to choose  whether or not they have a drink?

What does Housing Minister Phil Heatley have to hide in Christchurch?

Is it any wonder housing prices are starting to look stupid again when the Reserve Bank is losing control of the money supply again?

Is it true that warmists are the real climate change deniers?

Is the “green economy” just another expensive bondoogle?

Do environmentalists love nature but hate people?

2 Comments:

Anonymous jon said...

"If 18-year-olds are old enough to choose which politicians get to ruin the country, why aren’t they old enough to choose whether or not they have a drink?"
That looks like a fallacious argument. (or the start of one)Don't know which fallacy though.
I suppose it demonstrates a weakness of using age rather than ability to determine what the law allows.

5/04/2012 11:15:00 am  
Blogger Peter Cresswell said...

@Jon: I don't grant the first premise, but it's astonishing that so many of those who do so refuse do acknowledge the second.

"I suppose it demonstrates a weakness of using age rather than ability to determine what the law allows."

Yes, partially. More importantly it demonstrates what happens when law tries to model behaviour.

5/04/2012 12:14:00 pm  

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