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

#Cyberpeacefare #Conscience Quotes

1. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it's the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead

2. "Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings." Helen Keller

3. "The framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny." Hugo L.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 26, 2016 at 9:31am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Winston Churchill

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat............. You ask, what is our aim ? I can answer in one word victory. It is victory. Victory at all costs - victory in spite of all terrors -victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival."

(Victory over radical Islamic terrorism is ideological as well as kinetic; need to "win hearts and minds" through…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 24, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Dwight Eisenhower Quote

"The peace we seek is nothing less than the fulfillment of our whole faith among ourselves and in our dealings with others.  This signifies more than the stilling of guns, easing the sorrow of war. More than an escape from death, it is a way of life.  More than a haven for the weary,it is the hope for the brave." 

(Need faith in what unites us all: love and respect - common aspirations - pursuit of happiness - common good…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 14, 2016 at 12:21pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Elie Wiesel Quotes #RIP

1. "The Opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference."

2. "We must take sides.................................................

3. "If I survived, it must be for some reason.  I must do something with my life"

(A prime example of the power of a "single human singularity". Well deserved Nobel Peace Prize. RIP CyberPeaceGadfly).

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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