How Old is Canada?

When was Canada’s first birthday?
Rahman Mohamed

Happy Birthd'eh.pngThis year Canadians are celebrating 150 years.  Unknown to many its 150 years of confederation.  That’s 150 years as a self-governing nation, signing a treaty that brought 4 British ruled colonies together.

The Great White North has been in existence for billions of years.  The Albertosaurus and the oil fields are proof.  It has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, home of the Indigenous North Americans, victims of colonialism.  Canada though has only been a self-governing nation recognized by the world for 150 years.  Is July 1, 1867 really when Canada was born or has it forged its birth certificate? Continue reading

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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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Understanding Syria

An intense conflict; friends and foes fighting side-by-side
Rahman Mohamed
Updated April 9, 2017

Today when a someone hear’s “Syria” they often think of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and Levant), or DAESH (Arabic acronym for ISIS).  What’s commonly misunderstood is the complications of the conflict in Syria.  Today conflict in Syria is made up of civil war, war against terrorism, and proxy wars that are evolving into direct war involving nations outside of Syria. Continue reading