Ukrainian White Hat Hackers Best in 2016

While Ukrainian hackers are known the  world over, the white hat hackers are often overlooked, with an emphasis being placed on those involved in criminal activity.  The AIN.ua website recently published  a piece on the Capture The Flag Team from the Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnical Institute which ranked amonst the best in 2016.   The team…

September 11 2001 – Memories of Countless Losses

For many people the events of September 11 2001 seem to have occurred just yesterday. I like many others who are old enough to remember can in their mind’s eye picture exactly where they were during that brutal attacks on the World Trade Center on that beautiful Tuesday morning. At that time I was living…

Raw Death as Opposed to Sanitized Death

While I was writing a piece regarding remembering those who were lost in the tragedy of September 11, 2001 I decided to use the phrase raw death. Within that piece I alluded that raw death was the experience that most people in the world experience when they are faced with the loss of someone close,…

Restaurant Bon Apétite Des Antilles – Pretty Tasty

About two months ago I came across a restaurant in my new neighbourhood called Restaurant Bon Apétite Des Antilles. It hadn’t been there earlier on in the year so I decided to take a step in and to have a sampling of their food. Their address is 2525 Provost which is in the Burough of Lachine…

Texas A&M – Out of Line on Alexander Dugin

On April 22 I was informed of a Webinar that will take place with one of Russia’s chief genocide-mongers Alexander Dugin and will be taking place at Texas A&M University.While we all love freedom of speech, the likes of Dugin and anything he speaks should be barred in all countries that support Ukraine’s democratic aspirations.…

Ban Hate Monger Valentina Lisitsia

Ukraine hate monger Valentina Lisitsia should be banned from entering Canada and performing anywhere in this country. This should be the stand of anyone who holds normal social values and abhors hate speech of any kind, period. I could not agree more with the president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress president Paul Grod who concluded…

West Will Not Arm Ukraine With Lethal Weapons

So the West will not arm Ukraine with lethal weapons, and I personally think this is a bad investment for security in the region.  Don’t worry, contemporary Ukraine and its friends will find a way to arm itself. The West has been anally hesitant on helping Ukraine to defend itself against a clearly aggressive neighbour…

Social media and information warfare: A Thunderclap Case Study

There should be no doubt in any sane individual’s mind that Russia is waging a very hybrid war against Ukraine, which includes social media and information warfare, with all its trolls and scum that try to distract those working in Ukraine’s interest from being positive. As pointed out by Paul Goble, Vladimir Putin is clever…

Special Social Media Reach Offer

Do you have a social media reach of over 100K? If so you may consider lending your reach to an initiative by two Canadians. I was an expat in Ukraine for nearly ten years, my friend is still there. On June 18, 2014 Nadiya Savchenko was abducted by Russian backed terrorists and against the rules…

Andrei Sakharov’s Theory of Symmetry

It has been a quarter of a century since the passing of Andrei Sakharov a Nobel Prize winning physicist, dissident and civil rights activist, and I sometimes wonder how little has changed in Russia since then? Particularly since Russia’s invasion of Crimea and its incursion into the Donbass region with some of the finest of…