Featured Blog Posts – December 2016 Archive (12)

The Chinese Communist Party: victim of its own successes

While I was holidaying in Puerto Rico, I made it a point to visit the world’s largest radio telescope – the Arecibo Observatory. However, I was quickly corrected by my local host, José, who informed me that China had already surpassed that feat, completing their own “world’s biggest” radio telescope in July. Indeed, as much of the Western world suffered setbacks in 2016, whether through the failure of…


Added by Hexun Lee on December 31, 2016 at 6:53pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #New Year's Resolution 2017

The promises/opportunities&dangers/pitfalls of the New Year are before us.  We are culpable for what we do/fail to do for: ourselves, humanity, common good, common home, planet sustainability. The nuclear cloud threatens us all ! We must not be indifferent.  As Abe Lincoln advised us: "You can't escape responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today." Let us all pledge to realize/utilize our Personal Cyber Power for World Peace and Planet Survival in 2017.    CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 29, 2016 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Individual Responsibiity #BF Skinner

"We are all controlled by the world in which we live, and part of that world has been and will be constructed by men. The question is this: are we to be controlled by accidents, by tyrants, or by ourselves, in effective cultural design ? "  BF Skinner

Christmas is a good time to give a free goodwill gift to the world by using the PersonalCyberPower (PCB) at our fingertips to make a little…


Added by Al LeBlanc on December 15, 2016 at 6:13pm — 5 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Dec. 15

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause…


Added by Kent Boydston on December 15, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

Comparing Cost- Fossil Fuels v.s. Renewable Energy

Austin Schiano

UN Sustainability Professional

Carnegie Council New Leaders Member

It is clear as with any major innovation, that the global economies shift toward renewable energy will not be due to a moral imperative but rather an economic incentive. Now, despite the disdain many of us will hold at this claim, we can take comfort in the fact that renewables are becoming increasingly efficient and cost…


Added by Austin Schiano on December 14, 2016 at 9:50pm — No Comments


Populier met jou blarejas
dit is tyd dat jy moet was
kaalgestroop staan jy daar
stok alleen
net jou bas
dankbaar vir die reen

Water is greater than gold
Life is precious
we are told
Be wise and strong
in this season of ding dong

Added by Christina De Wet on December 14, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Nationalism, a modern hindrance #essaycontest2016

Stephanie Gastelum 

Arizona Western…


Added by Stephanie Gastelum on December 7, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments

Same as it Never Was: The Effects of Nationalism on Cultural Growth

Bianca Acosta

Arizona Western College

Undergraduate Student

Same as it Never was

Nationalism, much like the United States of America, seems to have a hard time existing within a state of moderation. They both seem to come with fine print inscribing, “all or nothing”. Nationalism seems to have been custom…


Added by Bianca Acosta on December 7, 2016 at 1:20am — No Comments


Being a teenager,the word ethics often makes me scrunch my face and shy away from the issue simply because it sounds overwhelming and obviously adultlike. Just like the word coleslaw,one needs to get their heads out of the clouds and look closely at what could be if one really took interest and then discover the sweetness.

Taking interest in ethics and specifically global ethics was a huge step in the right direction for me as it enabled me see the world,people and relations in a…


Added by Kalamya Peace on December 6, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Adlai E. Stevenson

"Peace is not the work of a single day, nor will it be the consequence of a single act. Yet every constructive act contributes to its growth; every omission impedes it. Peace will come, in the end, if it comes at all, as a child grows to maturity - slowly, imperceptibly, until we realize one day in incredulous surprise that the child is almost grown." Adlai E. Stevenson

(The hope for world peace, in a cyber connected social…


Added by Al LeBlanc on December 6, 2016 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Katlyn Ogram Arizona Western College Studentn

Nationalism in Today’s Globalized World

Nationalism, as defined by Merriam Webster, is the loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.  With election season in full swing, the idea of nationalism and patriotism in the United States is a hot topic among many United…


Added by Katlyn Ogram on December 4, 2016 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Colton Slaughter-Arizona Western College-Student

Colton Slaughter


Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in todays globalized world?

Nationalism is a hindrance and an asset at the same time in most peoples’ eyes nowadays. Nationalism is basically the patriotism of a country or the feeling of superiority of one’s country over the others. Most people see nationalism as an asset to a country because what’s a country without nationalism, right?…


Added by Colton Slaughter on December 4, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments

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