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David is a columnist writing on foreign affairs, economic, and political and social issues. He is an honorary Associate Editor of The Greanville Post, and a former Senior Editor of His articles have been published by OpEdNews, 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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BIDEN, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Biden Would Rather Crash Main Street Than Wall Street Biden's plan for lower inflation is laughable. The plan is nothing more than Reganesque supply-side economics, which is the root of our long economic nightmare. It is just another slush fund of corporate giveaways and money for nothing for nothing to corrupt political cronies.
Joe Biden - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 23, 2022
Biden, Wall Street and the Fed to Consumers: DROP DEAD! A government that does not serve the people is not a democracy. We have to demand peace. When the politicians don't want to face the music and be held accountable, they take us to war. Then they tell consumers to DROP DEAD!
Aaron Mate, From WikimediaPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Arron Mate Responds to Guardian Article on "Russia-Backed Network of Syria Conspiracy Theorists" Aaron Mate's video response to the Guardian's libelous smear article against him.
DON'T LOOK UP | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix The stars get struck in select theaters December 10 and on Netflix December 24. DON'T LOOK UP tells the story of two low-level ..., From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 12, 2022
"Don't Look Up", movie review SPOILER ALERT: "Don't Look Up". It's a satire about climate change, politics, and a lot of other stuff.
Reagan sitting with people from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region in February 1983., From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 18, 2021
What about the Afghan Women! The following is an excerpt from a longer article I wrote in January 2015. President Obama had announced in December of 2014 that the war in Afghanistan was over for the U.S. and NATO--- responsibility was being turned over to the "Afghan forces", President Obama said.
The Unfinished Symphony (1776-1901), From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 30, 2021
"The Clash of Two Americas, the Unfinished Symphony", a book by Matthew Ehret "Two systems are before the world. One looks to pauperism, ignorance, depopulation, and barbarism; the other to increasing wealth, comfort, intelligence, combination of action, and civilization. One looks towards universal war; the other towards universal peace. One is the English system; the other we may be proud to call the American system"
M4A, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Medicare For All March This Saturday Medicare For All March This Saturday July 24, at a city near you. Hey liberals! Quit whining and get off the couch this Saturday. Show your support for Medicare For All. It is going to be happening all over the country, and at a city near you. Go to the link to find out where, when and sign the petition.
Cecil Rhodes Straddling Africa, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(44 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 23, 2021
The First World War, Cecile Rhodes and Conspiracy Facts The authors of The Hidden History, The Secret Origins of the First World War claim that it was Great Britain that started World War One, and not Germany. It is a convincing story. The authors George Docherty and James MacGregor call their book a conspiracy fact.
Die-In for Expanded Medical Insurance, San Francisco, From FlickrPhotos
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Medicare For All: Jimmy Dore Lights Up Twitter with #ForceTheVote For two weeks Jimmy Dore, a self-described "pot smoking jagoff comedian", has been pressuring liberal Democrats in the House to pressure Nancy Pelosi to bring Medicare For All to a floor vote.
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
(48 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"!

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