Al LeBlanc's Blog – October 2017 Archive (4)

#Cyberpeacefare #Resolve #Andrew Carnegie

"Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately."  Andrew Carnegie

(It is incumbent on each of us to use our personal-digital  cyberpower to "push inordinately"  for "world peace and planet survival."  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 28, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Personal Accountability #Ronald Reagan

"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the law breaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."   Ronald Reagan

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 24, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #National Policy #Jimmy Carter

"Our policy is based on a historical vision of America's role.  Our policy is derived from a larger view of global change.  Our policy is rooted on our moral values, which never change. Our policy is reinforced by our material wealth and by our military power.  Our policy is designed to serve mankind. And it is a policy that I hope will make you proud to be an American."   Jimmy Carter, Notre Dame Commencement  Address, 1977.

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 11, 2017 at 12:07pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Little Things #Julia Carney

"Little drops of water, little grains of sand, 

Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land.

So the little minutes, humble though they be,

Make the mighty ages of eternity."

Julia Carney, "Little Things", 1845.

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 5, 2017 at 9:40am — No Comments

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