June 2018 Blog Posts (9)

#Cyberpeacefare #Different Drummer #Henry David Thoreau

"If a man does not keep pace  with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step in the music he hears, however measured or far away."  Henry David Thoreau

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 27, 2018 at 7:56pm — No Comments

CIA's Linguistic Terminology is Poor in Using the Term 'Militant' for 'VHP' and 'Bajrang Dal' in India?

Yesterday Indian Socio-Political Circle was shocked to learn that World's Most Famous and Largest Secret Agency has termed India's two outfits as 'Religious Militant Outfits' .Being born in a town which is home to activities of both outfits and due to my Journalistic instinct I some how felt to understand if CIA's linguists are correct in terming both outfits.

1-According to Cambridge Dictionary,Militant means active, determined, and often willing to use force. Even extremists are…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on June 26, 2018 at 11:59pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #xenophobe #xenophile

xenophobe: n A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign , especially to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures - xenophobia n. xenophobic adj.

xenophile:  a person attracted to that which is foreign , especially to foreign peoples, manners or cultures. 

(American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed.)

Seems to me…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 20, 2018 at 10:41am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Stakeholder

stakeholder: n. One who holds the bets in a game or contest 2. One who has a share or an interest, as in an enterprise. American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed.

We are all stakeholders in the enterprise of "world peace and planet survival." Just   a little social media cyberspace digitizing on our part can initiate a grass roots tsunami. …

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 13, 2018 at 9:23am — No Comments

Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Summer 2018 Issue

We are pleased to present the Summer 2018 issue of Ethics & International Affairs!

This issue contains essays by Lea…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 8, 2018 at 2:54pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Diamond-Water Paradox Analogy

Why are diamonds more valuable than water when dying of thirst in the desert ?

Why is peace less demanded on social media when the need is so great ? 

Any comments ?

CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 6, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Freedom

freedom: n. 1.the condition of being free of restraints, 2. Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression. 3a. Political independence. b. Exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action, civil liberty; freedom of assembly, ....etc. American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed.

Freedom is not a free good…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 3, 2018 at 11:19am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Unique Voice in the Wind

Imagine, the Individual can be a powerful voice/agent (bottom up) for "world peace and planet survival."  The collective action/interaction of our consciences for a better future for ourselves and our planet is up to each of us to use our personal cyber power to make our voices resonate in cyberspace to make a tsunamic difference. CyberPeaceGadfly 

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 1, 2018 at 8:57am — No Comments

Do you want to be involved in the work of e-magazine "Philosophical Views"?

Dear colleagues,

If you want to be involved in the work of our e-magazine "Philosophical Views", please contact us.

How you can give your support?

1. You can be an Associate Delegate for your country.

2. You can be Reviewer for Social Scinces, Bioethical Sciences or Arts.

3. You can…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on June 1, 2018 at 8:45am — No Comments

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