Al LeBlanc's Blog – September 2017 Archive (2)

#Cyberpeacefare #National Behavior #Jimmy Carter

"A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others.  It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity."

Jimmy Carter, 1976

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#Cyberpeacefare #Conscious

conscious: 1a. Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence; sensations and thoughts. See synonym aware. b. Mentally perceptive or alert; awake: "The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered. 2. Capable of thought, will or perception; the development of conscious life on the planet. 3. Subjectively or felt;conscious remorse. 4. Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate: a conscious insult; made a conscious…

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