I don't know how you stand society.
A lot of damned nobodies talking about nothing.Lord Arthur Goring:
I love talking about nothing, Father.
It's the only thing I know anything about.Lord Caversham:
That is a paradox, sir. I hate paradoxes.
- (Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 1999)
"There is nothing that fails like success.""blackberries are green when they are red."
- (G.K. Chesterton, Heretics, 1905)
Does that rock look any lighter to you?
“Today the problem is solved”
is it? Read these paradoxes by G Carlin
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
UMBERTO ECO SAYS:
One of the typical signs the end of times is at hand is the fact that the world has gone to ruin.
ONE - at one time the rich lived in the center of Rome in luxurious palaces and the poor on the desolate peripheries;
today it seems the palaces that face the Colosseum are like prostitutes, with toilets on the balcony that you can enter for four bucks. --corrupt politicians go to live outside the imperial walls.
TWO -Yesterday the poor travelled in trains and only the rich were permitted airplanes;
today the airlines cost forty cash, (those with the best price resemble cattle carriers in a time of war), while the trains become ever more expensive and luxurious, with bars reserved only for the hegemonic classes.
THREE - At one time, the rich went to sea-side (Cote d'azur, Rimini, Costa blanca -Lloret) ,
while in the islands of the Indian Ocean there lived a miserable population as well as those deported there for life imprisonment.
Today, it is only politicians of rank who go to the Maldives,
and in Costa Blanca o lloret, Rimini, Cote d'azur) on the other hand, you will find mostly lower-class tourists (Russians or otherwise) barely removed from the slavery of the soil.
Where will we go in the end?
Eco -italianoDouble here: Eco -english
IF HIGH CHOLESTEROL CAUSES HEART DISEASES....
If high cholesterol causes heart disease, then countries where more people have high cholesterol should experience a higher rate of heart disease and vice-versa.
However, facts paint a completely different picture.
We have all heard that heart disease is rare in France, a country where high cholesterol is rampant. This apparent contradiction led researchers years ago to talk about a “French Paradox,” explaining that it occurred because the French drink red wine, which supposedly protects from heart disease – a theory that was never proven but that I am sure the wine industry loves.
But if there is an uncovered Swiss paradox: Switzerland actually has an even greater incidence of high cholesterol among its population and an even lower rate of heart disease than France.
At the other end of the spectrum, a Russian paradox: since Russia has the highest rate of heart disease of all the countries analyzed but the third-lowest rate of high cholesterol.
FACTS: both high cholesterol and low cholesterol are equally compatible with high and low rates of heart disease.
EXTRA BONUS TRACK-1: MODERN TOURISM
Where will we go in the end?