Al LeBlanc's Blog – August 2015 Archive (4)

#Cyberpeacefare #Book Jihad vs McWorld #Benjamin R Barber

Excerpts:

"1. McWorld is the universe of manufactured needs, mass consumption and mass infotainment. It is motivated by profits and driven by the aggregate preferences of billions of consumers.

2. Jihad is shorthand for the fierce politics of religious, tribal and other zealots.

3. Although some countries or part of countries fit into one or the…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 22, 2015 at 11:53am — 5 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Terrorism

Terrorism:  The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Ed).

Terrorism: Terrorist principles and practices; the systematic employment of violence and intimidation to coerce a government or community, esp.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #MotivationGrid Top 10 World Motivators

Discovered #MotivationGrid Top 10 World Motivation Speakers; Thought I Should Share:

Eric Thomas

Les Brown

Tony Robbins

Nck Vujicic

Arnold Scharzenegger

Zig Ziglar

Dr. Wayne W.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 15, 2015 at 8:34am — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Selected Quotes

1, "All history is the record of the power of minorities and of a minority of one."  RalphWaldoEmerson

2. "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

3. " The saving of our world from pending doom will come not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority." MLKing

4, "If Man does find the…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 2, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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