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#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

#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

#Cyberpeacefare #Statesman #Dwight Eisenhower

"The opportunist thinks of me and today. The statesman thinks of us and tomorrow."  Dwight D. Eisenhower

Added by Al LeBlanc on May 17, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Cyberpeacefaregold

Cyberpeacefaregold: A multi-compounded word concept  (e.g., loudspeaker) which combines the system objective function of #cyberpeacefare ("world peace and planet survival" with the #golden rule ("Do to others, what you want them to do to you.")  Imagine if this dual concept were followed as a  global ethic by us all Individuals and especially by world political-religious leaders and scholars.   CyberPeaceGadfly

(What…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 3, 2018 at 7:47am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Immigrants #Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists." 

Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 25, 2018 at 12:36pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Theodore Roosevelt

"Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping."  Theodore Roosevelt

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 18, 2018 at 3:56pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Misunderstandings #Louis D. Brandeis

"Nine-tenths of the serious controversies which arise in life result from misunderstandings; result from one man not knowing the facts which to the other man seem important, or otherwise failing to appreciate his point of view."

Louis D. Brandeis

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 7, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Wealth #Andrew Carnegie

"The problem of our age, is the problem of administration of wealth, that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship." Andrew Carnegie 

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 2, 2018 at 12:08pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Happiness #Samuel Taylor Coleridge

" The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heart-felt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feelings."  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 23, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Truth #Edward R. Murrow

"To be persuasive, we must be believable,

To be believable, we must be credible,

To be credible, we must be truthful."

Edward R. Murrow

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 18, 2018 at 11:10am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Our Damaged Democracy #Joseph A. Califano Jr.

"Our democracy is damaged. We all know it.  Every measure of our people reveals their perilously low confidence in the potential of the presidency, Congress,and the courts to stem the damage to our democracy and repair it. 

But we can do it. First we must recognize that while we do have foreign enemies and adversaries, the greatest threats to our way of life come from within our nation."…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 8, 2018 at 3:45pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Tribute to RAF #Winston Churchill

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."  Winston Churchill

(Tribute to Royal Air Force).

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 25, 2018 at 12:47pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Drop In The Ocean #Mother Teresa

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop  was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of the missing drop.  I do not agree with the big way of doing things."   Mother Teresa

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 22, 2018 at 3:34pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Simple Definition #CyberPeaceGadfly

Cyberpeacefare:  A world-wide web/social media experimental blog to activate the consciousness of digital device users to the enormous "bottom up" potential of the Individual to make a small contribution to "world peace and planet survival". Such messages can result in a Big end state (e,g., cyber world peace tsunami/chaos theory/butterfly effect). By sending a message of peace over various social media platforms you are…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 11, 2018 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Let There Be Peace on Earth #Jill Jackson& Sy Miller

"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me

Let there be peace on earth 

The peace that was meant to be

With God as our Father

Brothers all are we

Let me…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 10, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Lying #Fyodor Dostoyevsky

" Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others."

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 2, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

#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

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