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David is a Senior Editor for OpEdNews, and a Senior Contributing Editor for The Greanville Post.

David is a progressive columnist writing on foreign affairs, economic, and political and social issues. His articles have been published by OpEdNews, The Greanville Post, The Real News Network, Truth Out, Consortium News, Global Research, The American Herald Tribune, and many other publications.

He is active in social issues relating to peace, race relations and religious freedom, homelessness and equal justice. David is a member of Veterans for Peace, Saint Pete for Peace, CodePink, and International Solidarity Movement.

In 2019 David spent 2 months in Russia on one of his frequent people-to-people peace missions. In 2017 David spent 3 weeks in South Korea researching the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. In 2016 David spent 10 weeks in Palestine with the Palestinian lead non-violent resistance group International Solidarity Movement, and returned again in 2018. In February of 2015 he was part of a people-to-people delegation to Cuba with CodePink. In November of 2015 he was a delegate with CodePink to Palestine to show solidarity with Palestinians.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Maryland and attended classes at George Washington University for a certification as a financial planner (CFP). He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania program as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).

David is a Special Forces combat veteran of the illegal U.S. war of aggression against the people of Vietnam. In 1999 he returned to Vietnam for 3 weeks on a mission of reconciliation and peace.

In 2009 David retired from Morgan Stanley after 35 years as a Senior Vice President, CIMA and CFP.

David resides in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. His hobbies include boating, RV'ing and motorcycle touring. He is also a licensed skydiver (USPA-inactive), with over 300 free-fall parachute jumps.

[His articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.]

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President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, From InText
(47 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Last Stalinist of the Soviet Union In 2005 Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenkowas dubbed " the last dictator in Europe" by President George W. Bush's Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. A better nom de plume for Lukashenko would be the Last Stalinist of the Soviet Union.
Autopsy Scene, From InText
(108 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 11, 2020
The Autopsy Report on the Death of the Liberal Class A little irony and a lot of history, with a message.
Special Operations Medical Group, From InText
(47 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Medical Martial Law is Liberalism's Final Capitulation Liberals have made "liberal" a dirty word. They cannot hide behind the identity of progressive. There is nothing liberal or progressive about making bargains with the corporatists, fascists, and the corrupt power elites. It is time to bury the putrid body of the liberal class. It has already become a biohazard more dangerous than any virus.
Be afraid, very afraid!, From FlickrPhotos
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2020
We're All (Amateur) Virologists Now Here are some of my random thoughts this morning, as an amateur virologist.
Resist, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 6, 2020
Now More Than Ever Independent Media Needs Support Now More Than Ever Independent Media Needs Support
Mother Russia Statue, Volgograd (i.e. Stalingrad), From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 4, 2020
Russia Trip 2020: My Impressions and Experiences (Video Interview) David William Pear Shares His Impressions and Experiences of Two Months In Russia. It's Not The Country and People the BLPM Blasts in Your Face. China Rising Radio Sinoland
Save the VA healthcare from privatization, From InText
(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 13, 2019
The Veterans Health Administration is the Best Healthcare Anywhere! According to study after study, such as the Rand Corporationand the Annals of Internal Medicine, show that the Veterans Health Administration provides the best healthcare, has the best medical outcomes, the shortest wait-times, and does so at the lowest cost of any other large healthcare program anywhere. The VA healthcare system (VHA) has only one mission: to provide the best healthcare.
The Birth of a Nation (originally called The Clansman)., From InText
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 26, 2019
Reply to Paul Craig Roberts' Question: "Is White Genocide Possible?" I find it offensive, dangerous and ludicrous for Paul Craig Roberts (PCR) to portray white people in the USA as an endangered species. His article "Is White Genocide Possible? ", and similar such articles, feed the paranoia of white supremacists, white nationalists and fascists. The former, white genocide, is fantasy; the latter is a real and present danger to the US.
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 13, 2019
Iran Should Never Trust a US Promise Again; nor should anybody else! During the 20th century the US has failed to honor its word on many agreements, such as the broken 1950's Geneva Agreements that led to the Korean War in 1950, and the Vietnam War that lasted for decades after World War Two. It is estimated that as many as 8 million people were killed in those two conflicts.
American Progress (John Gast painting), From Uploaded
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 6, 2019
American Exceptionalism and American Innocence "American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror" by Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong
A story for each wrinkle, From FlickrPhotos
(53 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Homelessness is More Proof that Capitalism is a Failure "Trump: I may tackle homelessness as world leaders can't be looking at that"!
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 19, 2019
US and Canada are Backing an Elite White Minority in Venezuela The US and Canada are not supporting "the return of democracy" in Venezuela as they claim. Instead, they are following in their shameful histories of colonialism, imperialism, exploitation, illegal wars of aggression, and overthrowing governments.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 4, 2019
"Mueller's Press Conference Reveals His Dishonesty"---Jimmy Dore Show Home: Main - Progressive, Liberal United States and International News, Opinion, Op-Eds and Politics
Anti-War Rally Chicago Illinois 4-21-18  0972, From FlickrPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Hands Off Venezuela, Canada and US Go Home! What is happening to Venezuela is a coup d'e'tat and it has nothing to do with democracy, human rights, free and fair elections or international law.
From InText
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 21, 2019
The US War on Freedom of the Press Criticizing the government, opposing US wars of aggression, protesting for civil rights and Black Lives Matter, and confronting injustice and the abuse of power may result in one being imprisoned without charge, held incognito, and indefinite detention.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 13, 2019
Guardian Reports More "Good News", Kids are Dying in Venezuela Socialism is not dying in Latin America. The US is murdering it. The mainstream media, e.g. the Guardian are jumping on the bandwagon. Three great socialist leaders of Latin America (in photo), Chavez with fellow South American presidents Nestor Kirchner of Argentina and Lula da Silva of Brazil. Two are dead (RIP). Lula is being held as a political prisoner.
The Former Shah of Iran and U.S. puppet., From FlickrPhotos
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran A brief historiography of Iran 1953 to the present.
Will she live or is she already dead?, From FlickrPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2018
Yemen is Another US Dirty War If the US is sincere in wanting peace, which it shows no real desire for, then it will put a stop to the bombing within 24 hours.
Stop the War in Yemen !, From FlickrPhotos
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2018
The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen To summarize, there is no civil war in Yemen. Iran is made the scapegoat for another US illegal war of aggression.
Kavanaugh's aberrant behavior that Dr. Christine Baisley Ford and others testified about:  the attempted rape, sexual battery, drunkenness, blackouts and aggressions., From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is a Liar, a Perjurer and Belongs in Jail Instead of on the Supreme Court What I am reporting on is the hundreds of times that Kavanaugh lied to Congress while under oath about his years in the early 2000's as President Bush's White House Staff Secretary.

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