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Arshad M Khan is a former Professor. Educated at King's College London, Oklahoma State University and the University of Chicago, he has a multidisciplinary background that has frequently informed his research. He was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He has been a CPA and CMA in the U.S. as well as a Registered Professional Engineer. For many years he has contributed occasionally to the print and electronic media.
Davos Inequality U.S. Homelessness
Oxfam's report on inequality at Davos is looked at through the lens of homelessness here in the U.S. She is "shocked" says the UN special rapporteur on adequate housing as she visits San Francisco -- not expecting to find such squalor and misery in such a wealthy country.
In the Belly of the Beast -- The 'Girthers'
Is he merely overweight or flat-out obese? That is the question about the vainglorious Donald. Are we being conned about his BMI because he is super vain? These questions have answers and you can calculate the Trump BMI here to decide for yourself.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Trump's Vilification Disregards Facts
Discusses Trump's latest aspersions on African countries and Iran. Assesses U.S. responsibility. Then examines the sorry state of the U.S. across a variety of social measures in comparison with its peers.
Did the U.S. Teach North Korea's Kim a Lesson?
A look at Kim Jong Un's thinking as he confronts the U.S.
nuclear weapons have become a form of insurance for small states. Kim Jong Un has seen what happened to Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. He abandoned his quest for nuclear weapons in exchange for economic progress and rapprochement with the West. It was a fatal miscalculation. Libya was destroyed and he lost his life.
A Tyranny of the Mind Connects Las Vegas and Niger Killings
A glorification of war, its heroes, its violence, and the possibility of quick solutions to intractable problems. Las Vegas and the ambush of Special Forces in Niger ... how many of us knew we had them fighting there? The article examines connecting threads and proposes an equivalent of the Nobel Prize for War. Why not have the lust for war out in the open?
Does the Rohingya Genocide Justify Revoking a Nobel Peace Prize?
Over 400,000 Rohingya have fled the horrors described in several human rights reports. Evidence of genocide is now incontrovertible. Yet Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to try to prevent it or even to speak out. Looking at the terrified faces of children in the makeshift refugee camps, one wonders what has happened to Ms. Aung San.
The Slow Dying of Secularism in India
The article explores the killings of dissident journalists, Muslims and Dalits, the minority rebellions across large swathes of the country, and the interference in dietary habits.
Sunday, September 3, 2017(5 comments)
U.S. Healthcare Fails to Deliver
The article looks at the U.S. system in comparison with other countries, observing that good healthcare is ultimately good for the country as a whole.
Is Trump about to start another war?
If Trump keeps up the pressure imposing further sanctions, how soon before the extremists in Iran secure an upper hand and the deal falls apart? Could an unwinnable war (Iraq and Afghanistan are living examples) and/or a nuclear Iran be the consequence?
War and Peace as North Korea Gives Trump a Poke in the Eye
Trump's tweets in the wake of the North Korean missile launch is no answer. The fact is one man's finger on a trigger can destroy the world as we know it. When the man is Trump and the Russia- girdling ABMs put the Russians on a hair trigger, we have a serious problem.
Sunday, July 2, 2017(1 comments)
Trump Meets Modi: Violence and Hate
Article discusses the violence following Trump and Modi -- violence stemming principally from their rhetoric. In India there is an epidemic of lynchings; in the U.S. hate crimes are hitting new highs.
Sunday, June 25, 2017(16 comments)
Two and One Half Minutes to Armageddon
The article looks at a general climate of violence within and without, and the high stakes game being played against Russia. The Union of concerned Scientists is certainly concerned enough to have moved the minute hand of its Doomsday Clock.
Saturday, June 17, 2017(4 comments)
The Grenfell Horror: What's a Life Worth?
The article discusses the London fire and why it grew so rapidly. The reason turned out to be cheaper insulation behind new cladding. It raises the question of regard for human life?
Trump Crude: Climate to Racism It's too High a Price
The Paris Accords have voluntary guidelines, not mandates, so the withdrawal was showboating. The article looks at Trump's behavior and finds a new coarseness in the USA stemming from it. Recent deaths as a result of racism is one consequence.
Climate Change and Human Activity: Proof for the Skeptic
This article discusses some effects of climate change and furnishes proof of human activity contributing to it. It explains the science of measuring delta13C, the change in an isotope of carbon, and how it signifies human involvement.
Saturday, May 6, 2017(7 comments)
The Story of 'O'
The article describes how zero originated and its importance in modern life.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017(3 comments)
Is It War or a Theater of the Absurd
Is Trump going to war with North Korea? Would South Korea be on board for such a venture? How dangerous would it be for the South Koreans? These are some of the questions explored as our mainstream press refuses to educate the public.
Politics and Why It Is Difficult to Wrest Power from the Elite
Discusses the hearings of the judiciary and intelligence committees this week, demonstrating how the questions cater to a prescribed agenda masking inconvenient facts. Their behavior tied to campaign contributions which negate the importance of their constituents.