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
During the English Civil War, in the 1640s, the Earl of Clarendon came up with a novel wheeze: rather than allow those presumed to be parliamentarian enemies to claim the benefit of the rule of law, he would establish a prison on an island off the British shoreline. Not on British soil. That way, he reasoned, they could be safely forgotten, buried along with their legal rights. Ring a bell? LINK
The fundamental tenet of Christ's teachings was 'love your enemIes'. In relatively recent times only Ghandi & Mandela, both religious men but members of no churches, lived that ideal. Many tributes so far say he was great because he forgave. But mostly, to my mind, he was great because he fought. Often against those are now making unconvincing tributes.
BBC News - Leg bone gives up oldest human DNA: "The Denisovans were a sister group to the Neanderthals, with distinct genetic characteristics. Identified only by DNA extracted from a tiny finger bone and tooth, they are, as some researchers have remarked, "a genome in search of a fossil" because there are no substantial remains representative of this group. By using missing mutations in the old DNA sequences, the researchers calculated that the Pit of Bones individual shared a common ancestor with the Denisovans about 700,000 years ago."
Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two super massive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners.
The two black holes are thought to be circling each other as in this artists impression. Credit: NASA
"At first we thought this galaxy's unusual properties might mean it was forming new stars at a furious rate," said Peter Eisenhardt, at NASA, "but on closer inspection, it looks more like the death spiral of merging giant black holes."
Follow-up observations revealed unusual features in the galaxy, including a lumpy tail of matter, or jet, thought to be the result of one black hole causing the jet of the other to sway.MORE
Today in History: December 1: Rosa Parks "On the evening of December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, an African American, was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black passengers to relinquish seats to white passengers when the bus was full. Blacks also were required to sit at the back of the bus. Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system and led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation." LINK
BBC News - NSA 'planned to discredit radicals over web-porn use': "Privacy International said: "This is not the first time we've seen States use intimate and private information of an individual who holds views the government doesn't agree with, and exploit this information to undermine an individual's message." The report came shortly after a group of United Nations experts adopted a "right to privacy" resolution. The UN's Human Rights Committee said it was "deeply concerned at the negative impact" the interception of data "including extraterritorial surveillance" could have "`in particular when carried out on a mass scale"."
BBC News - US planes challenge China air zone: "China set up its "air defence identification zone" on Saturday. A US colonel said the two planes had followed "normal procedures, which include not filing flight plans, not radioing ahead". The islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are a source of rising tension between the two nations. China is insisting that aircraft entering its air defence zone must obey its rules or face "emergency defensive measures". "We have conducted operations in the area of the Senkakus," said US Colonel Steve Warren, adding that so far there had been no response from China."
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