Al LeBlanc's Blog – December 2015 Archive (7)

#Cyberpeacefare #CSpan Book Interview Inside Jihad #Dr Tawfid Hamid

EXCERPTS/QUOTES:

- "How Radical Islam Works - How to Defeat It

- Author was completely radicalized through: brainwashing-suppression critical thinking, use of hell fire, sex deprivation, desire to go to paradise meet with 72 women up there - it was bizarre - things that happened in my mind.

-Now using technology - remote control bombs - internet -…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 31, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #I Ask for One Day #You Tube Video

Checkout You Tube Video, I Ask for One Day, Music by J Papoulis, Lyrics written by Claire Latimer, 7th Grader. Very moving - I Hope That One Day choral will inspire usall, this Christmas Season. 

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 18, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #I Ask for One Day #You Tube Video

Checkout You Tube Video, I Ask for One Day, Music by J Papoulis, Lyrics written by Claire Latimer, 7th Grader. Very moving - I Hope That One Day choral will inspire usall, this Christmas Season. 

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 18, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam #John L. Esposito

QUOTES/EXCERPTS:

- "Islam is second largest of world's religions. Third largest religion in America.

- We had always talked about the Judeo-Christian connection but never about the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition.

-Why, if Muslims recognize and revere many of the major patriarchs and prophets of Judaism and Christianity (including Abraham, Moses…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 16, 2015 at 5:11pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Wealth of Nations #Adam smith

EXCERPTS/QUOTES(paraphrased); CSPAN Book tv, Interview on Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" Book; Authors Samuel Fleischacker & Russell Robert:

"The invisible hand of the market", the term economists use to describe the self-regulating nature of the market place, is a metaphor first used by Adam Smith in "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" (1759).

The Wealth of Nations (1776): "By…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 16, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Cyber Peace Christmas Message

A long time ago, a bright star twinkled in the Holy Night

Blinking a message of joy and light

Jesus Christ is Born

Let Us All rejoice - God's gift to us all on planet earth

It's Christmas time again, let us all rejoice

Give each other best wishes for peace and…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 6, 2015 at 11:41am — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #CSPAN Alberto Fernandez Center for Strategic Counter Terrorrism Communications

EXCERPTS NOTES/QUOTES (paraphrased):

- CSCTC founded 2011, under SecState Clinton, budget $5M, around 40   people.

- ISIS Social Media Propaganda/Messaging/Narrative highly successful one on one appeal campaign. Centrally controlled network, 40,000 - 50,000 twitter network

-Takes a network to fight a network - not one thing - need direct approach…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 2, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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