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mike paris
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Ok, not sure if this has come up before. I thought we could come up with some CATCH 22 situations,heres one...You are in a dark room and the light is switched off, now if the light was on then I could see where the light switch is, but then if the light was on I wouldn't need to see where the light switch is cause I wouldn't need to turn it on
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How about the original.

-One may only be excused from flying bombing missions on the grounds of insanity;

-One must assert one's insanity to be excused on this basis;

-One who requests to be excused is presumably in fear for his life. This is taken to be proof of his sanity, and he is therefore obliged to continue flying missions;

-One who is truly insane presumably would not make the request. He therefore would continue flying missions, even though as an insane person he could of course be excused from them simply by asking
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The only people who stand a chance of winning an election are those who are corrupt and egotistical enough to get their names on the ballot with the endorcement of a major political party.
mike paris
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Or the poor sighted person who cannot find his glasses (spectacles) because he can,t see very well,if he was wearing his glasses then he could see where they were,but then he wouldn,t need to look for them cause he would already have them. keep em coming,mike
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Years ago my Brother was denied a credit card because he had no prior credit history. He was told to apply for a credit card and establish credit by the Customer Service Rep.
mike paris
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The credit card is a good one,then there is the old classic.There,s a hole in my bucket,whereas you need to get some straw to fix it,but the straw its too long,it needs to be cut,but the axe is too blunt,so the axe needs to be sharpened ,but the stone is too dry ,and so wet it, by using water and how do you collect it,with a bucket,theres a hole in the bucket,anymore?,mike
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Here's another one. If you got arrested for breaking the law, you could say to the judge I'm ignorant of the law because I was never taught at university all the laws of the land and so not know what the laws were to be broken, now if I were a lawyer then I would have no excuse because I would be fully aware of all the laws and so have no excuse because I knew better.
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Here's another real-life one:

My chest freezer was still in warranty, and so could be repaired. The problem was the lock was stuck and I couldn't get the lid open. "No problem" said customer services, "Just tell us the serial number on your receipt"

Unfortunately, I had lost it.

"Not a problem, the serial number is on the freezer too"

"Where"

"Lift up the lid, and you should see it"

"Er..."

They refused to come out without knowing the serial number. And the only way of getting the serial number involved them coming out to get it...
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Another real life example is young people applying for jobs and being told they don't have the experience. So how do they get the experience to get the job?
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Here in austria you need something like a green card to get a job (otherwise you are not allowed to do it) and you need a job to get a green card (otherwise government is afraid you will have no income and get too much money from the social care programs)...
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How about from Heller's book again, Doctor Daneeka is a doctor who responds to patients' complaints by telling them his own troubles.
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