Weekly Thoughts - A Few
17 May, 2019
A few thoughts to stimulate the brain this week.
Drugs kill and hurt far more people every year than firearms, so why is the government criminalising firearm owners and decriminalising drugs?
Tourism is a major part of New Zealand’s economy and every tourist that comes here does so burning fossil fuel, so why is the government banning oil exploration?
A. They want less tourists.
B. They want other nations to make money off oil.
C. They think other nations care more about the environment so will harvest oil more sustainably
D. All of the above!
What is the difference between a foetus and a baby? Love!
What is the difference between wanting to die and wanting to live? Love!
Under the End of Life Choice Act, if passed, will Pharmac fund cancer treatment for the “terminally ill” at thousands of dollars a month, when a lethal injection costs just $50?
If The Greens are so concerned about burning fossil fuels, why is their leader the biggest user of air travel in Parliament?
Why are we closing down coal mines and now importing coal to use in the Huntly coal-fired power station?
If farmers are going to be penalised for farting/burping cows, why can't they be credited with all the trees on their property that sequester carbon?
If we need to eat more vegetables, and plants need carbon, don't we need more carbon?
Instead of first year free fees, why not do it for third year students who have passed every year as a reward for consistent effort?
Renewable energy accounts for approximately 0.8% of the world’s total energy use and this is predicted to rise to 2% in the next 10 years, how is it viable to ban oil exploration?
Alcohol is both legal and regulated. Yet it is estimated that it costs our economy $5Billion in harm last year. Is it logical to think that legalising cannabis will not cause harm?