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,…

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.…

Day of International Criminal Justice and Putin Continues Committing Crimes

July 17 marks the day that the Rome Statute was signed and thus chosen as the Day of International Criminal Justice. The Rome Statute established the International Criminal Court on this day in 1998, and by July 1, 2002 it had entered into force. Somehow after the terrible atrocities of the early and mid-twentieth century…

For legal documents: Translator is the way to go

While there are plenty of machine translation tools out their to help with getting a basic understanding of what has been written in a foreign language, there are still many problems with machine translation. Some time ago I was working on a project which would use computer mediated technologies as a way of bridging translaters…

A Letter to MSN Now

Dear Mr. Mangione, Having worked as an editor and a journalist it was always of utmost important that my readers and audience were provided with information that is correct and accurate. It at times behooves me when I see such errors as the one that you made in your caption to the video of the…

New York Times: Consult a Librarian

UPDATE: Yesterday, on October 31, 2011, Mr. Goodman from the New York Times contacted me for some clarifications. I can’ t be certain whether he contacted me because of this entry or not, but it is clear there are always people who keep track of where they are popping up in the blogosphere. Maybe Mr.…

A weekend of fun under the sun – Are we certain?

I awoke on Saturday morning bright and early. The sun was shining and all I could see was big white clouds in the sky. After a little meandering around my neighbourhood, making a number of phone calls and then meeting up with a friend just after noon I decided it was time to go to…

Web Radio At Risk

Today as I was doing my regular scanning of FDR a Ukrainian site which specializes in providing music news to Ukrainian radio stations, I came across the following news item: “15 травня у Сполучених Штатах вступить у дію закон Комітету з захисту авторських прав у Вашингтоні, The Copyright Royalty Board, за яким мережеві радіостанції повинні…

U.S. annuls Cold War sanctions

The annulment of the Jackson-Vanik ammendment…is a considerable step up to trade relations and boost to new investment in Ukraine gres, has all but ended for Ukraine, following a March 9 vote to annul it by the U.S. House of Representatives. Cancellation of the Cold War package of sanctions marks the third sign of support…