Since I could not sleep tonight I surfed the web to see what is going on in the world. I was reading Yahoo news when I found three articles that peaked my interest which I thought would be good for a laugh.
The first article was about the 800. boat people that Thailand and other countries are turning away. What I found amusing was what filipinos were saying in the comment section. One said there is no such thing as a free meal, why should Asia take and feed them when it is a problem caused by the West. As usual the one who posted it did not cite a source on how the West caused this problem. But he did have a solution: Send them to the West, they’ll feed them. Another poster (pinoy) said send them to the philippines and they can live on Southern Mindanao. Someone was kind enough to point out that the philippines cannot feed what they have already. The third poster said “filipinos are kind and good hearted”. ROFLMFAO on that one.
The other article, this will be short. Manny has 32 lawsuits filed against him due to lying about his shoulder injury on the form.
Now for the third article, again the humor lies in the comments of filipinos. The U.S. Navy is moving the U.S.S. George Washington back to Virginia for an overhaul and sending the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan to Japan in GW place. Now both of these are nuclear aircraft carriers. Comments from the filipinos:
1.) Since the carrier Washington is obsolete we can buy it.
2.) The U.S. should give us the carrier.
3.) We need to buy tanks to guard our shores against the Chinese
4.) We are buying 5 Freedom class ships, Burke class destroyers, P3s, F15s, fast attack ships from the U.S which will be delivered this year. ALL are brand new. (This poster claimed other vechiles also and total came to about 50 or so).
Now if anyone out there served in the U.S. Navy, then right away you see the flaws with the Philippines getting a nuclear aircraft carrier. For non Navy I’ll point a few out.
1.) It takes about 5,000 men to man the carrier.
2.) It carries about 90 planes.
3.) It cost about $7 million a day to operate.
4.) It’s nuclear, what happens to old fuel rods when replaced by the filipinos?
5.) Is there even 5,000 sailors in the Philippine Navy?
6.) MAJOR AFP cash conversion buffet.
7.) Lot of metal for Filipinos to sell for scrap. ( Who needs nozzles for the fire hoses anyway?).