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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tattooed, pot-smoking mummy gets MRI scan


A recent MRI scan on the mummified remains of a Siberian princess has uncovered the cause of her death some 2,500 years ago.

Russian scientists learned from the scan that the princess ­ whose body was discovered in 1993 ­ died of breast cancer. It was also learned that the “Siberian Ice Maiden” likely smoked marijuana to cope with pain.

Preserved by ice, the body was originally discovered by Russian archaeologists in the Altai Mountains. The remains drew interest because the body was covered with intricate tattoos, fine clothing and jewelry, the Siberian Times reports.

The MRI scan showed that the princess had suffered from osteomyelitis, an infection of bone marrow. She also suffered a fractured skull jest before her death. However, the ultimate cause of death was cancer, the scientists said.

A container of cannabis was found next to the mummy, and the scientists believe she was using it to cope with pain.

The Siberian Times reported that the mummy has “brought extraordinary advances in our understanding of the rich and ingenious Pazyryk culture.”

The Pazyryk culture has been identified by artifacts and mummified remains in the Altay Mountains and also in Mongolia.

FROM HERE

Asia Times Online :: Do the Trans-Siberian shuffle by Pepe Escobar

Asia Times Online :: Do the Trans-Siberian shuffle


Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden attends via teleconference, while U.S. Representative to the U.N. Samantha Power and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey listen as President Obama speaks to the media about Ebola during a meeting at the White House on Wednesday. (Photo: AP/Jacquelyn Martin)