Think again, Mr D

Think again, Mr D

Think again, Mr D

First published in Letters

I do hope after his motion calling for Brighton and Hove City Council to boycott Israel, that Coun Duncan is going to mount a vigil outside the council meetings to see that no-one uses a mobile phone, voice mail or other Israeli made technological aids.

The same goes for the protesters who plan a rally at Brighton Town Hall which I hope they did not publicise on their computers or buy using mobile phones to text.

There are so many things that will be denied to them now they have declared a boycott war on Israel.

Not least a number of life saving drugs that they must be sure not to use.

Coun Duncan I would like to see a photo posted of you throwing away your mobile phone for a start and I will be happy to send you a complete list of other things you cannot use because they owe their existence to Israeli expertise and technology.

You can’t have it both ways and your boycott needs to be consistent and you will be surprised at how much you will have to give up.

I hope all the councillors realise the implications of what the council will have to give up if this motion is passed.

Joy Wolfe MBE Marchbank Drive Cheadle Cheshire Former resident for many years in Hove Manor, Hove Street, Hove

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10:33am Tue 26 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

It's an empty gesture, like so many of his stunts.
It's an empty gesture, like so many of his stunts. notslimjim
  • Score: 5

9:39pm Tue 26 Aug 14

thevindicator says...

Why is anyone still talking about this berk?
Why is anyone still talking about this berk? thevindicator
  • Score: 3

12:02am Wed 27 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

thevindicator wrote:
Why is anyone still talking about this berk?
Because he's still around.
[quote][p][bold]thevindicator[/bold] wrote: Why is anyone still talking about this berk?[/p][/quote]Because he's still around. ok,jared
  • Score: 1

8:58am Wed 27 Aug 14

JHunty says...

Usual guff about how we should all be grateful to those oh so clever Israelis. Fact is with the massive level of subsidies that Israel receives from the US and European tax payer, it would be a miracle if they didnt come up with the odd invention. Indeed when you illegally occupy and steal another countries natural resources you give yourself a bit of an advantage in terms of under cutting the opposition.
The lists of what we should be grateful to Israel for are produced in Israel for propaganda purposes and massively overstate Israels contribution whilst at the same time failing to point out that these achievements are only possible through the billions of dollars and euros they get given by other countries.
Without those subsidies Israels standard of living would be far lower. Its a complete nonsense to try and give Israel the credit for the existence of mobile phones, computers and medicine. Absolute rubbish.
Usual guff about how we should all be grateful to those oh so clever Israelis. Fact is with the massive level of subsidies that Israel receives from the US and European tax payer, it would be a miracle if they didnt come up with the odd invention. Indeed when you illegally occupy and steal another countries natural resources you give yourself a bit of an advantage in terms of under cutting the opposition. The lists of what we should be grateful to Israel for are produced in Israel for propaganda purposes and massively overstate Israels contribution whilst at the same time failing to point out that these achievements are only possible through the billions of dollars and euros they get given by other countries. Without those subsidies Israels standard of living would be far lower. Its a complete nonsense to try and give Israel the credit for the existence of mobile phones, computers and medicine. Absolute rubbish. JHunty
  • Score: -3

9:10am Wed 27 Aug 14

salty_pete says...

Ah, JHunty, luckily the rest of us have learnt to recognise facts; you don’t. It is the reaction of a committed left wing activist to completely ignore facts and totally rely on ideology, just because it sounds nice.
Ah, JHunty, luckily the rest of us have learnt to recognise facts; you don’t. It is the reaction of a committed left wing activist to completely ignore facts and totally rely on ideology, just because it sounds nice. salty_pete
  • Score: 3

10:22am Wed 27 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

JHunty wrote:
Usual guff about how we should all be grateful to those oh so clever Israelis. Fact is with the massive level of subsidies that Israel receives from the US and European tax payer, it would be a miracle if they didnt come up with the odd invention. Indeed when you illegally occupy and steal another countries natural resources you give yourself a bit of an advantage in terms of under cutting the opposition.
The lists of what we should be grateful to Israel for are produced in Israel for propaganda purposes and massively overstate Israels contribution whilst at the same time failing to point out that these achievements are only possible through the billions of dollars and euros they get given by other countries.
Without those subsidies Israels standard of living would be far lower. Its a complete nonsense to try and give Israel the credit for the existence of mobile phones, computers and medicine. Absolute rubbish.
And the Palestinians receive not a bean from the international community?

Google "Palestinian monetary support" and educate yourself.
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: Usual guff about how we should all be grateful to those oh so clever Israelis. Fact is with the massive level of subsidies that Israel receives from the US and European tax payer, it would be a miracle if they didnt come up with the odd invention. Indeed when you illegally occupy and steal another countries natural resources you give yourself a bit of an advantage in terms of under cutting the opposition. The lists of what we should be grateful to Israel for are produced in Israel for propaganda purposes and massively overstate Israels contribution whilst at the same time failing to point out that these achievements are only possible through the billions of dollars and euros they get given by other countries. Without those subsidies Israels standard of living would be far lower. Its a complete nonsense to try and give Israel the credit for the existence of mobile phones, computers and medicine. Absolute rubbish.[/p][/quote]And the Palestinians receive not a bean from the international community? Google "Palestinian monetary support" and educate yourself. ok,jared
  • Score: 1

11:04am Wed 27 Aug 14

Andy R says...

Google "hasbara" as well, and get an idea of where all this zionist propaganda comes from.....
Google "hasbara" as well, and get an idea of where all this zionist propaganda comes from..... Andy R
  • Score: -1

4:41pm Wed 27 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

Andy R wrote:
Google "hasbara" as well, and get an idea of where all this zionist propaganda comes from.....
If you have any disputes with the accuracy of any posts dealing with the Israeli contribution to the world, you are free to state and discuss them.
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: Google "hasbara" as well, and get an idea of where all this zionist propaganda comes from.....[/p][/quote]If you have any disputes with the accuracy of any posts dealing with the Israeli contribution to the world, you are free to state and discuss them. ok,jared
  • Score: 1

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