Dumb New York State Laws

Here is a (partial) list of some really stupid state laws that are on the books in New York State. 1. A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.” A second conviction for […] Read More

Smart Smugglers?

Smugglers Get Stuck Trying to Drive Across the US-Mexican Border This photo shows just how smart (or dumb) some people can be. I’d say there was a slight miscalculation in the angle of the metal ramps. Not only did they get stuck, they fled when border officers approached leaving their vehicle filled with contraband (marijuana). Read More

Typhoons and the Philippines

Recently, I received a comment from a friend about typhoon landfalls in the Philippines. His comment revealed his own assumption that most typhoons landed on the island of Samar. Years ago when I lived in the Olongapo City area, my job was as a Weather Forecaster assigned to the Naval Oceanography and Meteorology Command Facility, […] Read More

A Good Year For the Philippines!

A Good Year For the Philipppine Economy Aquino Sees Even Better 2013, Saying ‘Nothing Is Impossible’ By GENALYN D. KABILING December 30, 2012, 6:15pm MANILA, Philippines — The year 2012 has been a good year for the Philippines and 2013 is likely to be even better. Thus declared President Benigno S. Aquino III as he expressed satisfaction […] Read More

Can You Spell Mississippi?

A recent news article that appeared in a printed newspaper was intended to confirm the good news that Mississippi’s literacy rates were improving….I think someone missed the mark!  That’s Just Dumb! As an update to this post, a filipino acquaintence of mine recently asked me if I could spell Mississippi with one I (eye). I […] Read More