David Seaton

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  • David Seaton wrote a new diary post: Hamas presents its “price tag”

    2014-08-01 02:52:41View | Delete

     

    The US has said the shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza is “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible”. In its strongest criticism yet of Israel’s offensive in the Palestinian territory, the US – Israel’s closest ally – also said the civilian casualties were “too high”. It urged Israel to do more to protect civilian life. BBC [...]

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post My Gaza rant (part two) by David Seaton.

    2014-07-26 09:14:17View | Delete

    Actually they have no legal right to occupy anything they took in the Six-Day war… So they are not “defending their borders”.

  • David Seaton wrote a new diary post: My Gaza rant (part two)

    2014-07-26 04:43:14View | Delete

    Thumbnail photo mmansour To whom it may concern:

    “Oppressed beneath the weight of their own corruption and of military violence, they for a long while preserved the sentiments, or at least the ideas of their free-born ancestors” Edward Gibbon – “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”

    Relevant quotes:

    “There is no more Palestine. Finished . . .” Moshe Dayan As [...]

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post My Gaza Rant by David Seaton.

    2014-07-25 01:26:33View | Delete

    And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that Hamas was still there.

    The Israelis are building the Palestinian’s national myth… how dumb can you get.

  • David Seaton wrote a new diary post: My Gaza Rant

    2014-07-24 11:39:05View | Delete

    Dov Lior, the rabbi of the settlement of Kiryat Arba, has issued a religious ruling permitting the total destruction of Gaza if Israel’s military leaders deem it necessary. Lior is considered one of the more extreme rabbis on the religious right. In his ruling, he wrote (…) “The defense minister may even order the destruction of [...]

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post Lady Thatcher’s Koan by David Seaton.

    2014-07-14 01:51:48View | Delete

    It’s not just partisan politics, either. It should bother religious people that politicians pay a lot of attention when conservative church leaders speak out against contraception and gay rights but hardly any when religious voices suggest that these children deserve empathy and care. There are those in our clergy who could usefully consider whether they speak [...]

  • David Seaton wrote a new diary post: Lady Thatcher’s Koan

    2014-07-13 11:24:43View | Delete

    Thumbnail In almost any question, no matter how complex, there is an axis, hinge, fulcrum, upon and around which the entire question revolves. Discovering that point is often produced after concentrated immersion in the problem in all its facets, but the discovery itself is experienced as an intuitive flash…. what Zen Buddhists call ” satori“. In their discipline [...]

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The Israelis are playing with fire… by David Seaton.

    2014-07-07 03:56:12View | Delete

    There will always be money in Congress for Israel, you can be sure of that.

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The Israelis are playing with fire… by David Seaton.

    2014-07-07 01:20:43View | Delete

    The right of return would mean that Israel would no longer be a Jewish state, they are never going to sign that. The USA will have to cough up some billions to compensate the non-returners.

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The Israelis are playing with fire… by David Seaton.

    2014-07-07 01:18:28View | Delete

    Reading Pfaff in 2001 and he seems bang on (as usual) way back then… USA has wasted trillions and endless lives in Afghanistan since then and will soon hand it back to the Taliban.

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The Israelis are playing with fire… by David Seaton.

    2014-07-06 09:15:29View | Delete

    Too much blood, too much money.

  • David Seaton wrote a new diary post: The Israelis are playing with fire…

    2014-07-06 08:35:34View | Delete

    http://youtu.be/kj5B4XCTjxY

    Nick Cook, 36, of Grand Ledge did two tours in Iraq and, as an Army troop commander, lost five soldiers. “For me, it’s very upsetting,” he said, “I watch what’s happening there. My first six months, it was very intense fighting in Baghdad, but then there was prosperity and good news. And to see that [...]

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The “Piketty Effect,” or the 1% can be harmful to your health by David Seaton.

    2014-06-30 00:36:45View | Delete

    Combat soldiers and the mentally ill always chain smoke; what I’m talking about is smoking ceasing to be “cool” with legislation to follow.

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The “Piketty Effect,” or the 1% can be harmful to your health by David Seaton.

    2014-06-29 11:02:16View | Delete

    This from Stiglitz makes interesting reading:
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/inequality-is-not-inevitable/

    A must read, really.

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The “Piketty Effect,” or the 1% can be harmful to your health by David Seaton.

    2014-06-29 10:45:42View | Delete

    This undemocratic structure must be destroyed completely for us to have a chance of building an equitable society, economy and stop the destruction of the planet we all depend on.

    As the English say, “best of British luck to you mate!”. I really don’t think we are going to be able to eliminate rich people, but [...]

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The “Piketty Effect,” or the 1% can be harmful to your health by David Seaton.

    2014-06-29 02:20:23View | Delete

    You may not like it, but it is selling like hot bread… vox populi, my friend.

    This is an idea whose time has come, ”Capital in the Twenty-First Century“ is a best seller because it confirms with numbers something that people have intuitively known for quite some time.

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post The “Piketty Effect,” or the 1% can be harmful to your health by David Seaton.

    2014-06-29 02:02:36View | Delete

    Many commentators discount the sullen power of public opinion. Publicists and think tanks can spend billions trying to convince the public that the sky is green and the grass is blue, but to no effect, finally their efforts boil down to Redd Fox’s cheating wife, who caught in the act, tells her furious husband, ” go [...]

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    Anybody who reads the newspaper will be aware that, in the United States, the “one per cent” is taking an ever-larger slice of the economic pie. But did you know that the share of the top income percentile is bigger than it was in South Africa in the nineteen-sixties and about the same [...]

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post Notes on the new populism by David Seaton.

    2014-06-25 01:29:02View | Delete

    I think if we eliminated offshore tax havens for a start and then having done that… think about the other stuff.

  • David Seaton commented on the diary post Notes on the new populism by David Seaton.

    2014-06-24 03:59:12View | Delete

    During Eisenhower the one-percenters were paying something like 80% I think.

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