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

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

L.A. Restaurant Has New 45-Page Water Menu, and We Are Doomed | Common Dreams

L.A. Restaurant Has New 45-Page Water Menu, and We Are Doomed | Common Dreams
by Abby Zimet
In case you missed it, Ray's and Stark Bar, a restaurant and bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, today unveiled the city's most extensive water menu, offering twenty varietials of water listed by their ten countries in a 45-page menu - complete with tasting notes, mineral content, bottle price, and photos, including a page for water sommelier Martin Riese's  9OH2O, retailing for $14 "in limited editions of 10,000 individually numbered glass bottles - from which staff suggest water pairings to complement the executive chef's thoughtful, Mediterranean-inspired menu. In case you missed it, almost 800 miillion people across the world lack access to clean water, Africans spend 40 billion hours a year carrying water from its source to their homes, and 3.4 million people, roughly the population of L.A., die each year from water-related causes. Here is even more evidence that rich people have way too much money. Criminal.

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