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Futility in Parliament (UK)

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Simon Carr: Things can get quite exciting in Parliament, but you wouldn’t know it most of the time

the one fatal symptom is the sense of futility that hangs around so many occasions in the Commons. And what is futility in politics? It is powerlessness. The sense that words will not work. That however strong the argument, the whip will not change. That nothing in the room will … happen.


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Unbelievably Good Sisyphus Animation

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by Marcell Jankovics

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Sisyphus: The Myth

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Please visit MythWeb.com for the full article:

Sinner condemned in Tartarus to an eternity of rolling a boulder uphill then watching it roll back down again. Sisyphus was founder and king of Corinth, or Ephyra as it was called in those days. He was notorious as the most cunning knave on earth.  His greatest triumph came at the end of his life, when the god Hades came to claim him personally for the kingdom of the dead.  Hades had brought along a pair of handcuffs, a comparative novelty, and Sisyphus expressed such an interest that Hades was persuaded to demonstrate their use – on himself.

And so it came about that the high lord of the Underworld was kept locked up in a closet at Sisyphus’s house for many a day [...]

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More futility in the news…

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Hurriedly organised Sindh Games prove exercise in futility:
By Anwar Zuberi

KARACHI, Feb 16: As anticipated, the 11th Sindh Games which concluded at Sukkur on Friday turned out to be an exercise in futility. The biennial games were hurriedly announced without taking the country’s general elections into consideration and were preceded by turmoil in rural Sindh in the aftermath of Benazir0’s assassination.
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No word about results from the decathlon: 100m dash away from rioters, Long jump over the border, Molotov Cocktail throw, …

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