Al LeBlanc's Blog – May 2016 Archive (4)

#Cyberpeacefare #BHO Hiroshima Memorial Visit

Excerpt BHO (Barack Hussein Obama) Visit:

"Science allows us to communicate across the seas, fly above the clouds, cure disease and understand the cosmos, but those same discoveries can be turned into ever more efficient killing machines. The wars of the modern age teach us this truth. Hiroshima teaches us this truth. Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us.  The scientific…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 28, 2016 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #FDR

"The constant free flow of communications among us - enabling the free interchange of ideas - forms the very bloodstream of our nation.  It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally viral, eternally young. "

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

(FDR was a great communicator in the days of Radio (e.g, fireside chats in the AM radio band).  I can imagine him  broadcasting…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 25, 2016 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #John F Kennedy

"But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone.  It lies in the hearts and minds of all people.  And if it is cast out there, then no act, no pact, no treaty, no organization can hope to preserve it without the support and wholehearted commitment of all the people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchments and on paper - let us assure to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all our people."…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 12, 2016 at 9:53am — 6 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Andrew Carnegie

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do."  Andrew Carnegie

(Or what they don't do?  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on May 6, 2016 at 12:48pm — 3 Comments

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