Al LeBlanc's Blog – August 2013 Archive (3)

Values in Business - More Than Just $$$$$$$- Need "Conscience"

Recommend Reading: "Values in a Business Society; Issues & Analysis; James Kuhn & Ivar Berg/Columbia University.

Excerpts from Preface: "The large size of today's business corporations, the wide range of their activities at home and abroad, and the nation's dependence upon them for an amazing array of goods and services means that the businessman is a highly influential American.

"His influence is increased even more by the fact that he is not only an adminstrator…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 31, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

Super Collaborative Social Media System for World Peace !

NEED: Super Collaborative Social Media System for World Peace Uprising Initiative. Elements are out there e.g.,CarnegieCouncil-USInstituteforPeace-UnitedNations/UNODA-AllianceforPeacebuilding-GlobalZero-Mushroomcloud-Greenpeace-SieraClub-WorldCitizenFoundation-WorldCitizenDiplomat-U&MeUsAll ! Need synchronized compatible interconnectivity to achieve critical mass. Suggest that Silicon Valley Social Media Volunteer Entrepreneurial Collaborative Brainpower could Make it Happen ! Need to…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 24, 2013 at 7:42am — No Comments

WashingtonPost"AlQaeda's Iraq affiliate expands presence in Syria":

Seems to me, USNationalInterest-LongerTermMoralInterest TrumpsDeposingDictators-Tyrants e.g., SadamHussein, Mubarak,Assad etal. Is Iraq & Egypt better off now without its Dictators ? Is the enemy of my enemy my friend ? In such cases US support for "freedom and democracy" needs tradeoff relative "freedom and democracy" vs radical IslamicStateTyranny and support of Terrorism. In the case of Iraq, Sadam offset Iran (supporter of IslamicTerrorism against the West). Mubarak supported…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 13, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments

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Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

How can investigators utilize new technology like facial recognition software while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public? What are the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats? Tom Parker, author of "Avoiding the Terrorist Trap," discusses privacy, surveillance, and more in the context of counterterrorism.

A Parting of Values: America First versus Transactionalism

"The existing divide in American foreign policy discourse has been the extent to which the U.S. must actively propagate and spread its values, or defend them or promote them even when there is no interest at stake," writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. How does American civil society demand consideration of moral and ethical concerns in the decisions both to go to war and how the war will be prosecuted?

Suleimani Is Dead, but Diplomacy Shouldn’t Be

Carnegie Council fellow and Pacific Delegate Philip Caruso advocates for the value of diplomacy in the aftermath of the U.S. killing Iran's general Qassem Suleimani. "Iran cannot win a war against the United States, nor can the United States afford to fight one," he argues. This article was originally published in "Foreign Policy" and is posted here with kind permission.

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