Why does the media only ever seem to report bad news?
If you see a man with a gun out of the corner of your eye you'll focus on him. The media wants your focus so carries his picture.
Which came first the chicken or the egg?
My favourite easy question! The egg came first, dinosaurs lay eggs. They predate chickens. This question comes from a religious mindset which sees the world as being something created, according to a plan. Once you accept this world is a work in progress which grows as opposed to being made this "eternal quandry" vanishes.
Why does time seem to be speeding up?
It's all about perspective. When you were one year old 6 months was half a life time. When you were two it was only a quarter. At the age of twenty six months is becoming an even smaller fraction of the time you've experienced and so on.
Why, when we've had ten years of a so-called socialist Government, have the rich continued to get richer and the poor poorer?
The gap between rich and poor is a direct consequence of our banking system, it's not really connected to social policy.
Nice simple diagram of the banking system:
PEOPLE IN CREDIT (ie with money)
THE BANKING SYSTEM
PEOPLE IN DEBT
(ie without money or needing it)
If you're in debt to the bank in any way you'll know that there's an extra fee added to that debt in both interest and extra charges. That money does two things, it pays for the service and goes into the hands of those people who are lucky enough to be in credit. The more money you are in credit by the more this system benefits you.
Times of economic boom in this country have always been based on loans or "investment" and the end result is of course profit which always goes to the people at the top of this system. Money never trickles down unless it has a price tag attached and will eventually rise up again, with interest.
When I had this explained to me last year it literally blew my mind but nowadays it seems so obvious I'm embarrased if I try to explain it to someone in case they pull a face and go "yeah - everyone knows that you idiot". In the times I have explained it to people so far, no one has done that.