Al LeBlanc's Blog – August 2013 Archive (3)

Values in Business - More Than Just $$$$$$$- Need "Conscience"

Recommend Reading: "Values in a Business Society; Issues & Analysis; James Kuhn & Ivar Berg/Columbia University.

Excerpts from Preface: "The large size of today's business corporations, the wide range of their activities at home and abroad, and the nation's dependence upon them for an amazing array of goods and services means that the businessman is a highly influential American.

"His influence is increased even more by the fact that he is not only an adminstrator…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 31, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

Super Collaborative Social Media System for World Peace !

NEED: Super Collaborative Social Media System for World Peace Uprising Initiative. Elements are out there e.g.,CarnegieCouncil-USInstituteforPeace-UnitedNations/UNODA-AllianceforPeacebuilding-GlobalZero-Mushroomcloud-Greenpeace-SieraClub-WorldCitizenFoundation-WorldCitizenDiplomat-U&MeUsAll ! Need synchronized compatible interconnectivity to achieve critical mass. Suggest that Silicon Valley Social Media Volunteer Entrepreneurial Collaborative Brainpower could Make it Happen ! Need to…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 24, 2013 at 7:42am — No Comments

WashingtonPost"AlQaeda's Iraq affiliate expands presence in Syria":

Seems to me, USNationalInterest-LongerTermMoralInterest TrumpsDeposingDictators-Tyrants e.g., SadamHussein, Mubarak,Assad etal. Is Iraq & Egypt better off now without its Dictators ? Is the enemy of my enemy my friend ? In such cases US support for "freedom and democracy" needs tradeoff relative "freedom and democracy" vs radical IslamicStateTyranny and support of Terrorism. In the case of Iraq, Sadam offset Iran (supporter of IslamicTerrorism against the West). Mubarak supported…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 13, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments

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"In our foreign policy, for at least half a century, we have been spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics," says Amy Chua, author of "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." What does this mean in 2019? How can Americans move past tribalism? Don't miss this conversation with Chua and Bard College's Walter Russell Mead, moderated by Bard's Roger Berkowitz.

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