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#Cyberpeacefare #WHAT IF -WHY NOT ?

#Cyberpeacefare #What If - Why Not ?  That is the question ?  CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 15, 2018 at 9:34am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Giving #Walt Whitman

"When I give, I give myself."

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 3, 2018 at 1:22pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Nuclear Peace Imperative 2018 #Eleanor Roosevelt

"We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk." Eleanor Roosevelt 

(We all, citizens of the planet,,need to realize and utilize our personal cyber power (pcb) in 2018 to  respond to the clear and present danger that a nuclear exchange will devastate our common humanity and home.  NGOs should also…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 31, 2017 at 11:44am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Jawaharlal Nehru

"Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is a state of mind.  Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people."

Jawaharlal Nehru

(Why can't a world-wide-unified-cyber call for peace, at home and abroad, be sounded off by world political, religious leaders and usall this Christmas Season ?   Why doesn't the individual yearning…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 23, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Present Moment #Etienne DeGrellet

"I shall pass through the world but once.  If therefore there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now let me not defer or neglect it."  Etienne DeGrellet

(No time like the present - give free cyber gift of peace sentiment to this chaotic world - do it now.  CyberPeaceGadfly).

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 15, 2017 at 3:06pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Eleanor Roosevelt

"It isn't enough to talk about peace.  One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Christmas is the season of celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace in a manger in Bethlehem.  It is also the commercialization of Santa Claus. Why not take a moment to digitize your personal cyber peace sentiments  as a free gift to the world this Christmas…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 8, 2017 at 5:14pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Expert #Werner Eisenberg

"An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and who manages to avoid them."   Werner Eisenberg

(Seems to me national/world political leaders should be experts in making  good judgments in deciding complex problems involving the national interest and world peace. CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 7, 2017 at 4:32pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Power of Intention #Dr Wayne W Dyer

"Connectors appreciate the world and everything in it. The same connection that they  experience with nature they feel toward all beings, including those who lived before and those who have yet to arrive.  They have a consciousness of the oneness, and therefore they make no distinction such as them or those other people.......Therefore connectors aren't surprised when synchronicity or coincidence brings them the fruits of their intention........"  Dr. Wayne W. Dyer,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 30, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day n. 1. The Fourth Thursday of November, observed as legal holiday in the United States to commemorate the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people and marked by the giving of thanks to God for harvest and health. 2. The second Monday of October, celebrated in Canada by the giving of thanks  to God for harvest and health. 

The American Heritage Dictionary ,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 21, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Elections #Adlai Stevenson

"If we do justice at the polls to our own conscience and sense of responsibility, then alone can we do justice to the nation we love; then alone can we make our beloved land a symbol and shrine of hope and faith for all free men."  Adlai E. Stevenson

(Did my duty and voted my conscience in the Virginia Elections today. CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 7, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Resolve #Andrew Carnegie

"Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately."  Andrew Carnegie

(It is incumbent on each of us to use our personal-digital  cyberpower to "push inordinately"  for "world peace and planet survival."  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 28, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Personal Accountability #Ronald Reagan

"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the law breaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."   Ronald Reagan

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 24, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #National Policy #Jimmy Carter

"Our policy is based on a historical vision of America's role.  Our policy is derived from a larger view of global change.  Our policy is rooted on our moral values, which never change. Our policy is reinforced by our material wealth and by our military power.  Our policy is designed to serve mankind. And it is a policy that I hope will make you proud to be an American."   Jimmy Carter, Notre Dame Commencement  Address, 1977.

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 11, 2017 at 12:07pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Little Things #Julia Carney

"Little drops of water, little grains of sand, 

Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land.

So the little minutes, humble though they be,

Make the mighty ages of eternity."

Julia Carney, "Little Things", 1845.

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 5, 2017 at 9:40am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #National Behavior #Jimmy Carter

"A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others.  It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity."

Jimmy Carter, 1976

Added by Al LeBlanc on September 25, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Conscious

conscious: 1a. Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence; sensations and thoughts. See synonym aware. b. Mentally perceptive or alert; awake: "The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered. 2. Capable of thought, will or perception; the development of conscious life on the planet. 3. Subjectively or felt;conscious remorse. 4. Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate: a conscious insult; made a conscious…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on September 13, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Politics #Dwight Eisenhower

"I despise all adjectives that try to describe people as liberal or conservative, rightist or leftist, as long as they stay in the useful part of the road."  

Dwight D Eisenhower

Need Uniters vs Dividers, especially in these Trumpian Times.

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 24, 2017 at 10:01am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Chaos Theory (Butterfly Effect )

chaos theory: Theory that attempts to describe and explain the highly complex behavior of apparently chaotic, or unpredictable systems that show no underlying order.  The behavior of physical systems is impossible to describe, using the standard laws of physics.  This is because the mathematics needed to describe these systems is too difficult for even the largest computers.  Such systems are sometimes known as "nonlinear " or "chaotic" systems, and they include…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 27, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Liberty #John Adams

"I would define liberty to be a power to do as we would be done by.  The definition of liberty to be the power of doing whatever the law permits, meaning the civil laws, does not seem satisfactory." John Adams

(Individual decision making should consider the "golden rule" ethics, as well as "civil laws" ? CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 25, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Butterfly Effect #James Gleick

"Tiny differences in input could quickly become overwhelming  differences in output.......In weather, for example, this translates into what is only half-jokingly known as the Butterfly Effect - the notion that a butterfly  stirring the air today in Peking can transform storm systems next month in New York." (James Gleick, Chaos, 1987 Prologue.

(Hopefully, one of these days,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 1, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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