Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here


This Is Where Ebola First Struck in 1976 and What Happened


Unmanned Rocket Explodes

An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the state of Virginia.

Dunya news-Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes... by dunyanews

Asia Times Online :: And the loser in Brazil is - neoliberalism by Pepe Escobar

Asia Times Online :: And the loser in Brazil is - neoliberalism

Mercantilism - TPP: ‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze

A piece of news recently became popular in China: Germany is now the world’s largest trade surplus “bogeyman,” thanks to its persistent adherence to mercantilist policies. Germany’s high trade surplus – the biggest ever recorded in German history – attained amidst a wobbly economic recovery in Europe reminds China that the latter is hardly alone in pursuing economic policies that prioritize national interest over global and regional considerations of economic efficiency and political stability.
The classic mercantilism, the one associated with the idea that the precious metals obtained through a favorable balance of foreign trade were essential to a powerful nation, may be historically obsolete. The core of the mercantilist view, namely that self-interested states maximize economic development by optimizing political control to strengthen national power, is very much alive and well. Indeed, the vitality of mercantilism as a state of mind may have infiltrated every corner of the international political economy. If one considers the essence of mercantilism through Robert Gilpin’s definition – the attempt of governments to manipulate economic arrangements in order to maximize their own interests 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Biggest Solar Flares in 25 Years

A massive solar eruption on 26 October was the sixth large flare since 19 October, all emanating from one gigantic sunspot called AR 12192. Measuring 129,000 kilometres across, it's the largest sunspot since 1990. For comparison, that's a spot 10 times the diameter of Earth. Does it pose dangers to us? MORE

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ever Wonder Where You Are?

My taste and some photos of the delicious persimmons in Youngdong South Korea

I got here just in time for the persimmons harvest in  Youngdong South Korea.

I was also in Youngdong for the grape harvest and festival.
But the persimmon trees are everywhere. 

The trees look as if they are covered with orange Christmas ornaments while dropping their leaves. 

Everywhere you look some one is picking persimmons.
Some to be sold at market, others for home use.

Many are peeled then hung up to dry outside to be eaten at a later date.
The frost enhances their taste.

Youngdong and the surrounding area is one of the most beautiful places in South Korea.

The people are some of the nicest and welcoming you would ever want to meet.
Their sense of sharing is something i have never seen before. It is a custom that just comes naturally to them.

 I love it here.

Tao Dao Man

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Free Download War and Peace: Excerpt Pierre speaks to Joseph Alexeevich Bazdeev a Free Mason

"The highest wisdom is not founded on reason alone, not on those worldly sciences of physics, history, chemistry, and the like, into which intellectual knowledge is divided. The highest wisdom is one. The highest wisdom has but one science—the science of the whole the science explaining the whole creation and man's place in it. To receive that science it is necessary to purify and renew one's inner self, and so before one can know, it is necessary to believe and to perfect one's self. And to attain this end, we have the light called conscience that God has implanted in our souls."
"Yes, yes," assented Pierre

Hat tip to my friend Tony @ Wolves in the City

Cream - Dance The Night Away

From Disraeli Gears, the first ever platinum album, in memory of Jack Bruce 1943-2014.