"War, moreover, displays as do few undertakings the grim and the great in human nature. It produces death and destruction while generating innovation in organization, technology, ethics and law, It unleashes cruelty and exposes cowardice, while inspiring camaraderie and courage. It produces regimentation, obedience, and a concentration on self-preservation even as it cultivates leadership, instills a sense of duty, and honors principles worth dying for." Peter Berkowitz Wall Street…Continue
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"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 our Father
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony
Let Peace begin with Me."
(Anyone know author/composer ? Become CyberPeaceCitizen ?)
"To see the earth as we now see it, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers in that bright loveliness in the unending night - brothers who see now they are truly brothers." Archibold MacLeish
"There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others: Comes back onto our own." Edwin Markham
"What goes around…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on February 12, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments
"The American Dream .......has been a dream of being able to grow to the fullest development, as man and woman, unhampered by barriers which had been slowly erected in older civilizations, unrepressed by social orders which had developed for the benefit of classes rather than for the single human being of any and every class. And that dream has been realized more fully in actual life here than anywhere else, though very imperfectly even among ourselves"
"Biggest Room in…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on February 9, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments
"WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more Perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the Common Defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America."
(I like to re-visit from time-to-time.) Al
Added by Al LeBlanc on February 6, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments
"The old lamplighter of long long ago, He made the night a little brighter wherever he would go."
The new cyberworld citizen. We can try to make the world a lighter brighter. UpU&Me/UsAll
Added by Al LeBlanc on February 3, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby becomes a monster; and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you, ." FNietzsche
"We make mistakes - but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonement of moral principle," FranklinDelanoRoosevelt
"Better a mistake at the beginning than at the end." (African Saying)
Time to reflect on our mistakes ?
Added by Al LeBlanc on January 27, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments
"Among the cheerful robots of mass society, not human virtue but human shortcomings , attractively packaged, lead to popularity and success."
(Need "bottom up us/all responsibility" vs puppeteers pulling poltical strings for democracy to work.)
(How about a little conscientious responsibility - "be not like dumb driven cattle" speak out for justice and peace = Cyberpeacefare.) Al
Added by Al LeBlanc on January 19, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments
It seems to me, a cyberpeacecitizen, that many important fleeting messages/expositions on "world peace and planet survival" are lost or "deadended" in social media because of fleeting opportunity of conscientious instant action or just "indifference" of fellow citizens of the world to re-tweet/comment ?
Further, the deluge of social media data from millions/billions of sources requires collaboration/ synchronicity of sources to achieve most important messages going viral. …Continue
"I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation and every possession a duty."
Added by Al LeBlanc on December 20, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments
RELIGION: Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe. American Heritage Dictionary
SELECTED QUOTES ON RELIGION:
"Fanatical religion driven to a certain point is almost as bad as none at all, but not quite." Will Rogers
"The only religion is conscience in action." Henry D Lloyd
"It is in our lives, and not from words that our religion must be read." Thomas Jefferson
"Is it not strange…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on December 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
1. "Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more seriously reflection concentrates upon them: the starry heaven above me and the moral law within me."
2. "Nothing in the world - indeed nothing even beyond the world - can possibly be conceived which could be called good without qualification except GOOD WILL."
3. "I am never to act otherwise than so that I could also will that my maxim should become a universal…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on November 30, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments
From a Program Management/Systems Engineering Management Perspective, seems to me that the Initial Fully Operational Failure of Obama Care probably mostly due to: INEPT Program Management, Systems Engineering Management, and Politics (both Government and Contractor(s)..While "the buck stops here" , ultimately with POTUS. How couid a competent-ethical Prime/Systems Engineering Contractor indicate to the Government Program Manager that the system was fully tested and be…Continue
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