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June 27th, 2010

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So once again i started typing on facebook. I exceeded the word limit again. Once again i'll post it here on LJ;

 

Still don't understand why we all have to fight and struggle and quarrel. We really ought to all get along. Don't get me wrong, there are times when we need to fight for our right; but i don;t understand why we need to fight each other to get ahead. It reminds me of crabs in a bucket. When did we all forget how to leave good enough alone. We've even lost sight of helping other people out. We're always too worried about what's going to happen to us. We even make excuses; "The world's not as safe as it used to be" Why the hell do you think that is? The world's not as safe for us because everyone has to try to face this world by themselves. When was the last time you really went out of your way just to make the world a nicer place for another person?( without expecting anything out of it.) Where do people get these ideas in their head? The idea of exploiting another person to get rich? Of controlling another man's life? Why did we start holding everyone but ourselves accountable? I think it's about time that we have a new fight; it's time we fight the struggle to help our neighbors, our city, our nation, and our world. In the end, where does holding petty rivalries or grudges get us. Why would we ever hurt our brothers if we could offer them a hand instead?

March 24th, 2010

Ramblings

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In careful review of my everyday life, I wonder how many of the people around me are actually aware of their conscious existence... It's an astounding experience to walk through any given corporate store and watch perfectly normal, potentially highly intelligent, people who appear as though they have no thoughts whatsoever crossing through their mind. It's terrifying. It's also thought provoking; do I ever exhibit that bovine expression? Are hundreds of millions of people, potentially our generation's Descartes or Nietzsche, walking around with nothing on their mind except what Jennifer said about Blake on The Real World; or some similar nonsense to that? How could any mentally responsible person allow their mental potency to be wasted in such a manner? Now more than ever, we have a wealth of information and such wonderfully simple access to it. And what are we using it for? Pornography sites? Listening to music that we don't even really enjoy? Looking at funny pictures of kittens?
There must be some useful application for the sheer amount of information and educational advantages that we've been blessed with. Yet, no, we actively choose to be passive, terrified cattle. Most of the people on this site won't even read the entirety of this post of mine. Of those who do read this from beginning to summation, most are so callous that these words may as well been shouted from a rooftop towering above a street populated entirely by deaf people.
Although the nature of humanity endows us with the value of resilience, which is almost always under-valued, these seem to be very dark times for the people of America. If the average citizen were aware of what our government is trying to do, and actively succeeding, these average citizens would riot in the streets. Most that have been paying attention have come to this conclusion just from what our government has allowed them to know. Now, just imagine how we would react if we knew the things that our government has been hiding.
Most people who come to these conclusions resolve that there must be a sudden and violent revolution to remedy these situations. But, speaking truthfully, what the hell would that help? Historically, where has that ever lead? Typically the establishing of governments that are just as corrupt and societies just as problematic as the ones before. No, that's a ludicrous and irresponsible thought. Real revolution is from the bottom up. Change the way that people think and interact and the government will correct itself. To all of those who had enough patience to read my summation. I have quite a bit of respect for you. Have a nice day.
--Joey Glover

PS. i originally wrote this for Facebook, however i exceeded the 420 character limit. Couldn't let such useful thoughts go to waste. Open to constructive criticism.

February 26th, 2009

Essay

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For my Computer Concepts 2 i had was compelled to write an essay on cyber-terrorism. I thought that some of my techy friends on LJ might find it interesting. Here it is:




“Do As I Say Or The Macintosh Gets It!”

By: Joey Glover

            Cyber-terrorism is defined as an assault on electronic computer communications. The article that I read regarded cyber-terrorism as a menace that terrorist may have to result to or order to beat an enemy with a stronger infrastructure for conventional warfare. A few examples of cyber-terrorism could be hacking databases, creating a virus and spreading it, or stealing information via the internet.

            One reason that cyber-terrorism is an imminent threat is that all of our national are “air-gapped” which makes them inaccessible to hackers. They can’t hurt us if they can’t touch us. This means that, although personal computers aren’t as safe as they could be, matters of national security are defended. This means that we are also safe from our own weapons systems. However, this is one of the only things that are entirely inaccessible to hackers. If they exhaust their other resources, human ingenuity will once again outdo it’s self.

            Another reason why we may not be safe is that cyber-terrorism is an attractive. Today’s wars are being fought with less and less conventional tactics. Cyber-terrorism is likely to be the successor to guerrilla warfare. It has minimal blood-shed. It has the capability to seriously cripple our already hurting economy. It also can attain a large amount of publicity.

            Even though cyber-terrorism has only caught large scale attention in the past few years, it has been active since the early 1990’s. It’s a game that has had time to be developed. Whereas, as a nation have only started to concern over it in the past few years. Terrorists have become computer-savvy. They can fight us not on the battle-field, but within one of our most trusted networks, the internet.

            Cyber-terrorism also has the appeal of being able to reach massive amounts of people with a minimal amount of effort. Previously the biggest terrorist attack harmed thousands of people. With the use of the internet, terrorists can hurt many times that amount of people; all without any martyrs! This is a terrifying prospect. It was hard enough to fight an enemy that isn’t afraid to die; but now we may face an enemy that no longer uses death as a primary weapon.

            Which brings me to my next point; cyber-terrorism is amazingly effective because it hits us where it hurts. Today, more and more of our world is being made computer-accessible. Alarmingly, most of it is being connected to the World Wide Web. This network is particularly sensitive. It is beginning to become questionable whether America could function without the Internet. If we lost this, it’s possible we could lose ourselves.

            In conclusion, cyber-terrorism is one of the greatest threats that we, as a nation, face today. If hostile forces were to gain control of the Internet, we would be lacking communications, our online bank accounts could be seized. In short life as we know it would come to a screeching halt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr119.html

http://csciwww.etsu.edu/gotterbarn/stdntppr/cases.htm

http://journalism.berkeley.edu/ngno/reports/newworld/cyberterrorism.html

 

 

 

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January 31st, 2009

JROTC Recon

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I'm so glad. I've finally gotten my recon back off the ground! It took quite a bit of work and a lot of convincing the higher ups. Practices are now in the afternoon, which means that things are way different: but better. Although the entire corps is now watching the fabled Recon with critical interest, I no longer have to worry over the health of my members in the twenty degree cold that was a hazard last semester. As always there are people who will run their mouths without knowing what they talk about. My challenge to them remains as it always has, "if you think it's not that hard, all of our practices are open. Please come and see how you like". As it stands everyone who has ever shown up joins the team and loves it. Never in my life have i been in better shape, or happier about anything that i've accomplished. We're quickly gaining support from the general, the master of fitness, and JROTC staff. The best things don't come to those who wait for them; rather, to those who are willing tho do the work to earn them.
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Captain Bruelhart sends his regards.

January 21st, 2009

Recently I was debating narcissism vs. altruism with a friend. Along the course of the debate, said friend started on his theory of altruism being closely associated with communism. To make his point, he began to list commonly known properties of communism. Common ownership, classless, egalitarian. As he named these, an idea emerged into my consciousness: THOSE ARE THE SAME QUALITIES THAT KINDERGARDEN TEACHES! I'm currently still researching my theory. Please comment and give me your input.

January 13th, 2009

Welcome back

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Sorry that it took me so long to post, i had to get the website unblocked by the institute. Which brings me to my next point, I'm back!
Although being home for vacation was fun, it's more than great to be back with all my battle buddies. The fact that a new semester revives the old school spirit only helps. Word from the old cadets is that this semester passes amazingly fast and that it is much funner than the fall semester. Honor Avenue, I'm back again!

December 14th, 2008

Finals

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Hello all, thought it best to check as i haven't posted anything substancial in a while.
This week in my RRA ( random Roswell adventure) we are taking our semester finals. All around post everyone is scrambling to study everything they've forgotten this semester (the finals are comprehensive). On top of that, everyone (recruits and cadre) are going insane in anticipatation of the upcoming winter break. All in all, the general mood and pulse is one of unearthly calm (calm before the storm that is), and eager and zealous antcipation of events to come.
And I thought RAT week was complicated. lol 

December 8th, 2008

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November 11th, 2008

Veterans Day

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Today, at NMMI, the school is holding several games known as the Bronco olympics in honour of Veterans Day. I would like to take the oppurtunity to offer my thanks, and the thanks of all of my battle buddies, to anyone who has served our nation in the armed forces.

October 9th, 2008

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Quess what guys!!! I've been chosen by my troop leadership to represent my troop at Sally Port. For those of you who don't know, Sally Port is a competition where the best new cadet, best yearling cadet, and best old cadet all go to. Just being selected for it is a major honor. Especially for a high school freshman( Most of the other competitors will college). If I win this competition it means that my troop will be the best in the corps and will be honored.

I'll keep giving you guys updates on my progress towards the competition, which is the last thursday in october. thanks for reading. Wish me luck!
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