Al LeBlanc's Blog – November 2015 Archive (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #An Officer's Story # Steve Kime

The Unique Story a Naval Officer from a modest mid-west small-town family upbringing and prevailing American mind forming social ethics through the 40's-50's;,NROTC scholarship at the University of Louisville, Submarine Service,, Doctorate  at Harvard, US Naval Attache Russia, Deputy Director Navy Political Military Directorate (OP 61) Pentagon, Professor Naval Academy,and post retirement President Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Steve openly shares his wide-angle views of…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Brain #David Eagleman

EXCERPTS:

" I am sentient. When I think about who I am, there's one aspect above all that can't be ignored. I am a sentient being. I experience my existence - I feel like I'm here, looking out on the world through these eyes, perceiving this Technicolor show from my own center stage. Let's call this feeling consciousness and awareness.

Each individual brain is embedded in a world of…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 9, 2015 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Pentagon's Brain #Annie Jacobsen

Excerpts from Book:

" The book begins with scientists testing a weapon that at least some of them believed was an "evil thing". In creating the hydrogen bomb, scientists engineered a weapon against which there is no defense.

 With regard to the thousands of hydrogen bombs in existence today, the US military relies on wishful optimism - hope that the civilization-destroyer is never…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 5, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

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