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Il (non)senso della vita

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Riflessione di Woody Allen sul senso della vita, citato in Standpoints da Svend Brinkmann:

I firmly believe – and I don’t say this as a criticism – that life is meaningless. I’m not saying that one should opt to kill oneself. But the truth of the matter is, when you think of it, every 100 years, there’s a big flush, and everybody in the world is gone. And there’s a new group of people. And that gets flushed, and there’s a new group of people. And this goes on and on interminably – and I don’t want to upset you – toward no particular end, no rhyme or reason. And the universe, as you know from the best of physicists, is coming apart, and eventually there will be nothing, absolutely nothing. All the great works of Shakespeare, and Beethoven, and Da Vinci, all that will be gone. Now, not

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Disco vegetariano invece di burger vegetariano?

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Dopo il bando del nome latte per le bevande vegetali, il prossimo obiettivo del Parlamento europeo sembra bloccare il Burger vegetariano. Non c’è bisogno di commentare.

In a move that some MEPs suspect bears the fingerprints of the meat industry, the parliament’s agriculture committee this week approved a ban on producers of vegetarian food using nomenclature usually deployed to describe meat.

The protected designations would include steak, sausage, escalope, burger and hamburger, under a revised regulation that passed with 80% approval. The measures will now be voted on by the full parliament after May’s European elections, before being put to member states and the European commission.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/apr/04/eu-to-ban-non-meat-product-labels-veggie-burgers-and-vegan-steaks

Jair Bolsonaro, il Brasile che non vorresti

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Che tristezza il Brasile di oggi. Più violento, più autoritario, meno libero, meno ambientalista, meno attento ai poveri e meno rispettoso delle persone di colore. Peggio, molto peggio, del governo che ci troviamo oggi in Italia. Leggere per credere.

The authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace. Jair Bolsonaro, who was elected President of Brazil on promises to end crime, right the economy, and “make Brazil great,” has spent his career gleefully offending women, black people, environmentalists, and gays.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/01/jair-bolsonaros-southern-strategy