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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:13 PM

My congratulations to Jeff Bezos

“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’ve made will never buy back your soul.”


— from Masters of War, by Bob Dylan

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Reply My congratulations to Jeff Bezos (Original post)
SCantiGOP Jul 2021 OP
BigmanPigman Jul 2021 #1
MFM008 Jul 2021 #2
FakeNoose Jul 2021 #3
BannonsLiver Jul 2021 #4
brooklynite Jul 2021 #5
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #9
StClone Jul 2021 #11
brooklynite Jul 2021 #12
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 #13
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #15
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 #16
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #14
SCantiGOP Jul 2021 #17
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #18
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 #21
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #19
DFW Jul 2021 #6
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #7
Blue_true Jul 2021 #20
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 #8
ShazamIam Jul 2021 #10

Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:17 PM

1. Bezos "Doesn't really care"

Maybe Melania should send her "statement jacket" to him. I bet every Amazon employee is puking today.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:25 PM

2. he should have

stayed in space.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:25 PM

3. He bought a ticket to ri-i-ide

... but he don't care!

Oh sorry, different song.





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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:26 PM

4. I doubt he gives a shit

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:27 PM

5. Is Bezos "evil" in your opinion?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:42 PM

9. He is calling him a mass murderer. It is Unbelievable hyperbolic nonsense

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:51 PM

11. I didn't catch that can you point me to where that appears in the post?

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Response to StClone (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:59 PM

12. " All the money you've made will never buy back your soul."

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Response to StClone (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 08:01 PM

13. The song was a protest song about the Vietnam War. nt

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 08:41 PM

15. not just Viet Nam I think. The entire "military industrial complex"

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 08:44 PM

16. Yes, you are correct. nt

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Response to StClone (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 08:12 PM

14. What do you think Dylan's song Masters of WAR is about?

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 08:45 PM

17. The paragraph I used in the OP

Says nothing about being a mass
murderer.
It is talking about spending your money on egocentric pursuits when you could be making a real difference in society.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:57 PM

18. The whole song is about the military industrial complex, and the weapons used in war used to kill

People, while making money off those weapons

You distorted the whole meaning of the song, and obviously can't admit an error so you take a stanza and associate with an entirely different meaning than Dylan intended




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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:22 PM

21. +100. nt

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:34 PM

6. Whatever floats his boat, but like Shania Twain sang, "that don't impress me much."

Rich boys have expensive toys.

Fire lamebrains like Marc Thiessen and Hugh Hewitt from the Washington Post's editorial board.
Now THAT would impress me a lot!

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:40 PM

7. Not applicable to Bezos at all. It may be hard to believe, but Bezos was the top American

philanthropist in 2020 giving 10.1 billion to non-profit efforts associated with climate change and education.

He has also donated millions to support gay marriage, immigrant rights, and fighting homelessness, etc.

He also saved the Washington Post from bankruptcy, and despite what some have falsely alleged, Bezos does not get involved in the workings of the paper, or it’s editorial messaging

Equating Bezo as a mass murderer, is obscene nonsense without merit


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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:20 PM

20. People need someone to look down on.

Bezos is a good target for such people because he won’t get defended on a site like DU. A lot of what Bezos is doing now has massive potential, INCLUDING saving the world from the ravages caused by the stuff that has been put into the atmosphere. Being able to send something into the edge of Space where gravity effects are powerful and developing the capacity to keep it there for months or years at a time will open up the potential for dramatic advances, including scrubbing greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:41 PM

8. Oh great,

another bash Bezos thread, as if there weren't enough already.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:44 PM

10. Every time I see Dylan's name now, I smile, because he truly is one of our greatest national poets.

Last edited Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:24 PM - Edit history (1)

I am still enjoying the happy feeling from when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. I suppose I was surprised they finally recognized him.


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