Al LeBlanc's Blog – March 2017 Archive (5)

#Cyberpeacefare #Mind #Napoleon Bonaparte

"There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind.  In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind."  Napoleon Bonaparte

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 20, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Thought #Thomas Carlyle

"The lightning spark of thought, generated or, say rather, heaven kindled, in the solitary mind, awakens its express likeness in another mind, in a thousand other minds, and all blaze together in combined fire." 

Thomas Carlyle

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 11, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #GEN Blog Improvement/Carnegie Innovation

Thank You Carnegie for supporting my GEN #Cyberpeacefare Blog.

The blog has become incoherent over the years of separate and independent postings.

Might Carnegie consider taking over overall management of the blog and master editing the plethora of postings.  I would continue to actively support the #Cyberpeacefare Experiment.

A simplified/new…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 8, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Credo Initial-Starter Draft

CYBERPEACEFARE CREDO (Initial Draft).

I believe the cyber domain/social media enables each of us and small groups to contribute to "world peace and planet survival", i.e. conduct #cyberpeacefare. 

I believe in the power of Ideas and Individual dreams so ubiquitous in Silicon Valley - We all have entrepreneurship potential and can be CyberPeaceEntrepreneurs. Imagine, you can Help make a…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 4, 2017 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Freedom #Archibald MacLeish

"What is freedom ?

Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.  

Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing."

Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man."

Archibald MacLeish/"A…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 3, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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