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The Language Business

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I looked at the grainy photo included in the ad. A plain-looking building made of earthen materials stood in the dead center of the frame. A tall man wearing a pristine white button down shirt smiled at the camera. Behind him was a small rag-tag army of schoolchildren. Most were smiling, some looked bored, and one […]

India Accuses Monsanto of “Biopiracy”

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the news outlet France24, the Indian government had recently accused Monsanto, a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation based in the U.S., of “biopiracy”. Officials claimed that Monsanto was stealing plants indigenous to India and re-engineering them to create modified versions. The products are then patented and sold under the Monsanto brand. One of the […]

Alone Together

September 27, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Dispatches from the Internet. How unique online communities are blooming in the age of global inter-connectivity. A member describes her typical day: wake up; brush her teeth; yell at one of her eight cats for urinating on the couch; read three chapters from an Orson Scott Card novel; eat a bowl of salad; then spend […]

Busy Schedule Prevents Pacquiao from Taking the Lead

September 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This is not the first time that the “Mexecutioner” and champion, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is coming face to face with Juan Manuel Marquez. But a lot of boxing critiques are a bit wary that the formers’ busy schedule, juggling between politics, countless product endorsements, together with his fatherly duties will possibly take a toll on […]

Casualties at Nevada Air Race Crash

September 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

According to a medical official, at least 56 people were injured and 3 died when an airplane crashed near the grandstand at the Reno Air Races, in Reno, Nevada. Some spectators were near the crash site, but details on casualties have yet to be determined. This was the latest tragedy from a string of air […]

Stuck in the Middle (East)

September 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When protesters stormed into the Israel Embassy in Cairo last Friday, it became increasingly obvious to the Israeli government that the few allies they have left in the Middle East are dwindling. Egypt has had good relations with Israel since they signed The Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty on March 26, 1979. The treaty was a diplomatic […]

The Red Market

September 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Whenever I’m on a date, and the woman asks me to tell her something about myself, my answer is always this: I’m a science-fiction geek. The night either goes downhill from there, or we end up in her apartment debating about the correct pronunciation of Klingon words and how Solaris is, or isn’t, the best […]

Yahoo Inc. Fired Carol Bartz Over The Phone

September 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Yahoo Inc. is just talking it seriously. Overhauling the entire company is a must these days and it would include replacing the head. In short, firing CEO Carol Bartz is part of the picture. Not just merely firing her but immediately firing her over the phone. It must have been that urgent. Bartz just sent […]

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