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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The cost of shopping for Chuseok (Thanksgiving) in South Korea






I go to the traditional market. This one is in Seoson. It is near to where we live when we are in Korea for 7 months out of the year.
The people are very friendly, everything is spotlessly clean and fresh.
To me this is the real Korea. I love going there on a weekly basis. Even if its just to walk around and have lunch.

This is from KBS NEWS WORLD.
As you can see, the other reason to go there is price.


A study by a consumer organization shows that South Korean four-member families need to spend an average of 230-thousand won to prepare for the Chuseok holiday.
 
The Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations conducted a study on the prices of 24 popular Chuseok grocery items sold at 90 markets and supermarkets in Seoul.
 
The study found that four-member families will spend an average of about 233-thousand won, or approximately 195 U.S. dollars, to buy Chuseok groceries at supermarket chain stores.
 
Traditional markets were shown to be the most affordable for Chuseok shopping, requiring an average of 170-thousand won, or some 142 U.S. dollars. Local supermarkets averaged 200-thousand won, or nearly 168 U.S. dollars.
 
Livestock and fishery prices have gone up this year. The costs of yellow croaker fish and beef have jumped 56 percent and 12 percent, respectively, compared to last year, but prices for most fruits and vegetables are lower. 


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