The Today’s Joke

Space Monkeys

NASA decided to send a shuttle into space with two monkeys and an astronaut. They trained them for months. Then when they thought they were ready, they placed all three in the shuttle and got ready to send them up into space.
As the moment came closer NASA’s mission control center announced, “This is mission control to Monkey One. Initiate!”
At that the first monkey started typing like mad and suddenly the shuttle’s engines ignited and the shuttle took off.
Two hours later NASA’s mission control center announced, “This is mission control to Monkey Two. Initiate!”
At that the second monkey started typing like mad and suddenly the shuttle separated from the empty fuel tanks.
Another two hours later mission control announced, “This is mission control to the astronaut…”
At this the astronaut responded “I know, I know. Feed the monkeys and don’t touch anything.”

Technorati Tags: , ,

Taiwan Judicial System is a Mystery

According the today Taipei Times: “More than 70 percent of people do not have a full understanding of the nation’s judicial system, a survey released by the Judicial Yuan showed yesterday…”

I don’t know why, but I don’t feel so surprised.

Frankly speaking, I don’t understand it too even though I am supposed to, according my background.

Just two recent examples:

  • According the yesterday news : “The Kaohsiung District Court yesterday returned a verdict of not-guilty for two men charged with vote-buying in the Kaohsiung mayoral election last December.” In an equivalent case in the past, the Court considered people as guilty. It seems that even the prosecutors don’t understand because they made appeal…
  • Central government election structure decided one system for the coming elections. Local cities and counties disagree and will offer their own system even if that means they won’t provide the possibility to vote if people want to follow the central government decision. It doesn’t matter who is right. But obviously, the definition of democracy is not the same for everybody.

How do you want to be able to understand the Judicial and Legal system in Taiwan if there are no clear rules with people following the law and respecting the democracy?

Technorati Tags: , ,