Protest Power

Rahman Mohamed
The secrets of powerful protesters

When people think of protests the first image is often people holding signs, chanting, and walking in a circle or just standing still.  Protesting is an art.  It’s used to fight the authorities (those who have more power than you) so you can get what you want.  Many protests are similar – chanting and holding signs, often in front of a place related to the authorities they’re challenging.  The most successful have had their own style and image.

If anyone wants proof that there really is a method in any field, you just have to find experts.  Experts are people in their field who know the best way to do something; expert protesters (aka activists) are people who have got what they want, made changes to better their lives and the lives of others.

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Smiling Siblings

The laid back Aussie and polite Canuck
Rahman Mohamed

Both nations are on the world map.  Both have a population based on immigration. Within each there is a record of mistreatment of Natives when the lands were colonized. The Land Down Under and The Great White North started as British colonies; Australia was actually the British Empire’s Guantanamo Bay; they sent their prisoners down instead of keeping them jailed.  Today both are part of the Commonwealth; they “honour” the Queen and use “zed”.

The two lands differ in climate; Australia is a perpetual summer while Canadians live in a constant winter.  Their mode of acceptance contrast but both have accepted large numbers of refugees and asylum seekers.  They differ in sports, Australians favouring cricket and football (soccer) compared to Canadians choosing ice sports and growing track and field.  So why are they so similar? Continue reading

The “H” Car or the “E” Car?

The Race; car powered by Hydrogen or simple electricity
Rahman Mohamed

Honda FX V1, V2

Honda FX V1, V2 Retrieved, Honda, June 2017

It’s unknown to many but the Hydrogen-powered car is not “new”.  The hydrogen fuel cell was developed in the 19th century.  The hydrogen powered vehicle emerged in 1966 when GM built the Electrovan to run on the alternative fuel instead of gasoline. GM didn’t introduce the Electrovan to the public; Honda was the first to reveal prototypes of a hydrogen car in 1999 – the FCX-V1, FCX-V2, and FCX-V3 – and delivered them to Japan and the USA in 2002.

Today the Hydrogen Car is manufactured worldwide, is leased to consumers in Southern California, and used as a taxi in London, England. Hydrogen fuel cells have been used to create emission-free buses in Japan and Germany.  So what exactly is the Hydrogen Car and why don’t we know about it?

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