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#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

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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

#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

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