Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged '#The' (7)

#Cyberpeacefare #Power of One #Helen Keller

"I am only one; but I am still one.  I cannot do everything, but I can still do something.  I will not refuse to do something I can do."  Helen Keller

Comment:  Nowadays, the "power of one" is greatly amplified/multiplied by the world-wide web/social media.  Anyone with an internet connection can communicate her "something" for a better world."   CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 29, 2018 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Power of Intention #Dr Wayne W Dyer

"Connectors appreciate the world and everything in it. The same connection that they  experience with nature they feel toward all beings, including those who lived before and those who have yet to arrive.  They have a consciousness of the oneness, and therefore they make no distinction such as them or those other people.......Therefore connectors aren't surprised when synchronicity or coincidence brings them the fruits of their intention........"  Dr. Wayne W. Dyer,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 30, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Future #Thomas Jefferson

"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 24, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Wealth of Nations #Adam smith

EXCERPTS/QUOTES(paraphrased); CSPAN Book tv, Interview on Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" Book; Authors Samuel Fleischacker & Russell Robert:

"The invisible hand of the market", the term economists use to describe the self-regulating nature of the market place, is a metaphor first used by Adam Smith in "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" (1759).

The Wealth of Nations (1776): "By…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 16, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Brain #David Eagleman

EXCERPTS:

" I am sentient. When I think about who I am, there's one aspect above all that can't be ignored. I am a sentient being. I experience my existence - I feel like I'm here, looking out on the world through these eyes, perceiving this Technicolor show from my own center stage. Let's call this feeling consciousness and awareness.

Each individual brain is embedded in a world of…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 9, 2015 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Pentagon's Brain #Annie Jacobsen

Excerpts from Book:

" The book begins with scientists testing a weapon that at least some of them believed was an "evil thing". In creating the hydrogen bomb, scientists engineered a weapon against which there is no defense.

 With regard to the thousands of hydrogen bombs in existence today, the US military relies on wishful optimism - hope that the civilization-destroyer is never…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 5, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

#cyberpeacefare #The Bridge #Leopold Staff

 

"I didn't believe

Standing on the bank of a river,

Which was wide and swift

That I would cross that bridge

Plaited from thin fragile reeds

I walked delicately as a butterfly

And heavily as an elephant…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 27, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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