Horoscopes are of course a load of nonsense. Anyone who really believes that their life can be affected by when Mars passed through Venus during Virgo (hmmn sounds like Kama Sutra) shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
But just like professional wrestling is faked, it can still be good entertainment. Likewise for horoscopes. Therefore the issue over NZ Defence Force paying $76 a fortnight to have a horoscope appear in the army newsletter, is simply a non starter. The job of the newsletter is to inform and entertain. Whether they spend $76 on someone to write (and he admits they make them up) fake horoscopes, or on writing a cookery for the frontline column, it’s a very very very low level decision.
Like The Whig, I think raising this issue trivialises the very excellent work done in other areas exposing waste.