Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Spectacular Sweet Sunset Terrific Tampa Tuesday Lovely Landscape LivesStream - IMRAN™

Enjoy this view of the stunning Tampa Bay Florida sunset tonight at Apollo Beach.

I used the Nikon D850 video mode. Because I had to twist the zoom lens by hand in a few places you will see the video wiggle. But what gorgeous colors at this place I am blessed to live in.

Come, experience the magic with me.

© 2018 IMRAN™

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Tampa Bay Flats Spin Apollo Beach Florida.- IMRAN™

Many of us became aware of the term flat spin from the deadly scene in Top Gun, when Tom Cruise's F14 TomCat loses airflow over the wings and spins flat down to the sea.

Thankfully there was no flat spin, nor any crash in water, in the filming of this aerial spin drone flying quick view of the flats on Tampa Bay at Apollo Beach, across from my blessed home.

It was a 45 seconds clip but I sped it up to save you time. :-) It was part of my livestream today which got disconnected a minute into the video.

I will share one by one the main clips I happened to have hit record on during flight. I hope you enjoy this virtual visit in visual reality.

© 2018 IMRAN™

Monday, May 14, 2018

International / Man (Of) / Mystery / Journey Part 2 - IMRAN™

Every journey continues with....

Step 2.... Spot 2...

Departing Tampa International Airport Florida.

All wordplay combinations intended.

Guess where I’m going & post in comments.

Who wants to come with me? ๐Ÿ˜„

Previous step of the story: https://www.facebook.com/IMRAN.TV/posts/10156497000566155

Next step: https://www.facebook.com/IMRAN.TV/posts/10156499087786155

© 2018 IMRAN™

Sunday, May 13, 2018

International / Man (Of) / Mystery / Journey - IMRAN™

Every journey begins with....

Step 1.... Spot 1...

Leaving home, Apollo Beach Florida.

All wordplay combinations intended.

Guess where I’m going & post in comments.

Who wants to come with me? ๐Ÿ˜„

 

© 2018IMRAN™

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tiniest Technical Trouble Can Spell Random Catastrophe For A Person & Their Loved Ones - IMRAN™



I was saddened to read this breaking #news from NBC News. "One killed as Southwest Airlines' Boeing jet makes emergency landing in Philadelphia".
The cause is not yet unknown and I am no aviation accident expert, but the photos show some sort of apparent catastrophic engine failure shredding the engine and pieces of it ripping into the cabin.
I regularly fly #Southwest in and out of LaGuardia Airport so I can imagine how random this was and how it could happen to anybody.
RIP lost fellow flier that lost their life today.
I wonder if #Trump will take responsibility for this considering he claimed credit for there being no airline fatalities last year.

©2018 IMRAN

https://www.facebook.com/MyIMRAN/posts/2153082331375413

#aviation #tragedy #accident #flying #airlines #Boeing #opinion

Saturday, April 07, 2018

New Year's Day First Sunset & Full Moonrise At Dusk Over Frozen Seaside Long Island NY - IMRAN™


I cannot describe how frigid and frostbite inducing cold the weather was on this New Year's Day as I drove from my East Patchogue home to Bellport dock on Long Island in New York
The Great South Bay had been frozen solid for a few days. There were some parts of water visible here but at my home beach sheets of ice several feed high were piled on where the sandy beach was supposed to be. Even in the few minutes I stood there to record some videos and take some photos, I was feeling my hands losing all feelings. 
You can see how the first sunset of the new year also coincided with the blood red full super blue moon which was rising on the other side. Other brave souls, more bundled up than me, had even come with tripods to capture the moment to remember forever. 
I am so blessed to have seen such magical creations of God.

© 2018 IMRAN™

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Truth Is Black And White, Justice And (Statute Of) Liberty For All - IMRAN™


This is a screen capture of a very low resolution video I shot with a 10 years old camera while flying over Manhattan very recently. It was cloudy, it was dusk, and it was a gloomy day overall. The plane window was not that clear either and this was just a video clip I accidentally recorded for 1 second while trying to take a still photo. But, this shot was worth extracting and sharing. The simple truth is clear as Black and White, even at the gloomiest of times. Justice and (Statute Of) Liberty are for all humankind.
© 2018 IMRAN

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Blessed Castle By The Sea Of Love Under The Sky Of Bright Passions & Dark Desires - IMRAN™

Blessed Castle By The Sea Of Love Under The Sky Of Bright Passions & Dark Desires - IMRAN™
The magic of dusk, when moist pink passions lusciously innocently but tremblingly knowingly embrace the deep dark blue depths of desires and surrender with bold blind total submission to their chosen master, lover, and more.... gasping, “Take us, in every sense, in every way, and bend us as you will, to your every will, every wish, every command, every moment of night and day, and fill us, with every thrust, with every push, with every pull, with waves of love from your sea of love, that quench our thirsts in shared moments of ecstasy, to be replaced by our hungers for more, and more, and more. Let us come, to, with, and for you, our master, lover, ....and more!” ❤️❤️๐Ÿ’™❤️❤️

© 2018 IMRAN™

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Symphony Isles Christmas Lights Drive Home - IMRAN™



I am blessed to have a second home in this wonderful community called Symphony Isles, in a little piece of heaven called Apollo Beach, in a magical land known as Florida, in a great nation called the United States of America.
As a Muslim obviously Christmas is not a religious holiday to me (nor does it have anything to do with the birth date of Jesus Christ) but I celebrate it as a national holiday in the USA as I did in Pakistan where it was the birthday of the founder of the nation, as well as my late mother's birthday.
I just wanted to share this quiet drive home through the neighborhood with its lovely holiday lights. I sped up the playback to save time, I was not speeding. LOL.
Enjoy a drive-by viewing, and the music video, which is a track from my CD: nTrance, available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

© 2017 IMRAN

Apple's Lame Apology After Getting Caught In BatteryGate - IMRAN™

Nope Apple, this "Apology After Getting Caught" is NOT going to make Consumer Protection & deliberate Customer Experience degradation lawsuits go away.

"A Message to Our Customers about #iPhone Batteries and Performance"
https://www.apple.com/iphone-battery-and-performance/

Lame. Time for Tim Cook to go.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Spring Colors On Florida Christmas Day - IMRAN™

I just love Florida weather. To be able to walk on the beach in shorts & a T-Shirt during Christmas holidays weekend, when the Northeast is under attack by a blizzard, is such a joy.

And to see my flowers and bushes blooming in spring colors in the middle of winter is a delight.

This is a Samsung Note8 photo, shared from my iPhone

© 2017 IMRAN™

Monday, December 25, 2017

Word To The Wise! A Picture IS Worth A Thousand Words! - IMRAN™

I was delighted to see this cool & powerful Microsoft feature in Office 365. Now you can search for words in your images in #Microsoft #Office365!

With such algorithms and more & more Artificial Intelligence in use in all types of software, I predict the end of differentiating between text and image files, with it all being seamless information available to us and our tools.

What do you think?

 

© 2017 IMRAN™

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Branding, Marketing And User Experiences - IMRAN™

Here’s an interesting post from McKinsey & Company at http://gtnr.it/2yKRmyg 
Great brands are built by frequent customer delight at consistently great customer experiences. 
Most brands today offer average or even sometimes lousy user experiences, but try to make up for it with greater marketing spend. 
There’s only so far even great marketing can take a brand, IMHO. 
What do you think ?

© 2017 IMRAN™ 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Crazy Is The New Normal - Global Uncertainty & (Seemingly) Unstoppable Economies & Stock Markets - IMRAN™

We live in surreal times. I read this business news item on LinkedIn, "BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Global Economy Strong Despite Political Dysfunction."

In a normal world political uncertainty always threatens the global economy, consumer confidence, and stock markets.

Now it seems either some invisible hand is at work in keeping markets rising or people have assumed that Crazy is the new Normal in politics, at least for the foreseeable future.

Are we all being set up for a new shock crash, which will again make the rich richer and the middle class poorer?

What do you think?

 

© 2017 IMRAN™

Monday, October 02, 2017

Need Talented Hardware & Software Electronics Engineers For Different Types Of Projects - IMRAN™

As a Pakistani-American and UET Lahore Electrical Engineer, I know how many brilliant minds, even technical geniuses, were just in my own class of 80-Electrical. So, I always think of Pakistanis as well as UET students or recent grads first when I have ideas where I may need to hire someone for side projects or new ideas I want to develop into something more. 

Sometimes I need to hire someone for a short project, sometimes longer. But I would also love to find one or more very capable electrical/electronics engineers I can use regularly, not fulltime, but part-time on different projects and ideas. Could that be You?

Ideally you would be great at designing and prototyping innovative new things in side projects for me. That takes more than just having a degree. (After all, even I have that. ๐Ÿ˜Š). Here are some of the skills I would require.

You have great command of English, total ability to hear an idea and technical requirements, and design the hardwareprototype and / or write the middlewaresoftware or web apps. By that I mean more than "Oh I can do responsive website and SEO for you!"

A full understanding of intellectual property concepts and areas (including patent, trademark, copyright, and licensing) is essential. I repeat: Knowing about what patents are, and what is needed to get one issued by USPTO or Pakistan PTO, is absolutely essential.

The following are skills specific to various projects that I do NOT expect any one person to have. So I may need different people for different projects related to:


Electrical/Electronics Engineering

- Wireless / Home Automation and integration to other IoT systems, including interface and middleware. Nothing massively complex, but being able to make seemingly unrelated things interface and communicate. (e.g. …this is just an EXAMPLE... if I wanted to have a doorbell ringing outside the house to trigger a dot matrix printer to print Hello World, then he or she would be able to make that happen. Again, this is an EXAMPLE, not an actual idea!)

- Mobile Phone (iOS and Android) expertise to design accessories for Apple/Samsung etc. devices with apps to use that accessory. (e.g. design an extra external camera accessory for smartphones and software to capture data from the external and built-in device together). Only for EXAMPLE check out the FLIR InfraRed external camera for iPhones. (www.flir.com/flirone/ios-android/ )

- Android open source operating system customization (e.g. and this is only an EXAMPLE.... to customize Android for an IMRAN-Phone that just changes the screen display based on location and temperature). 

- Web Apps. not websites, development expertise. For EXAMPLE, think more about building FaceBook the SYSTEM not just offering to do FaceBook’s index.php page design.

- BlockChain, with knowledge of micropayments and BitCoin, smart contracts, digital currency.


Patent Drawing With Mechanical Engineering A Plus

- Patent Drawing EXPERIENCE of actually FILED patent(s), not just wasting my time by saying “I can draw plan, elevation, side view!” or that “I can do anything in SketchUp or other 3D or illustration program.” You need to ACTUALLY KNOW and have experience of having MADE the very SPECIFIC types of PATENT DRAWINGS required by the USPTO. Please do NOT waste my time if you do not know what I am talking about specifically here. This person can be a NON-ENGINEER or non-Electrical engineer, or even a talented teenager.


If you already do this type of work through sites like Fiverr, etc. that would make life simpler. I will need you to sign NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) and agreements to ensure that the intellectual property is protected and that you will neither re-use it nor use it yourself nor let anyone else have or use or copy from it. If interested, write in detail on what your areas of expertise are, what kind of time you are available, and rates. You may contact me via: http://imran.com/contactus.php but make sure to use an accurate and valid email address. To make sure your message is found and not lost in spam blockers, leave a comment below also to let me know. Let's see what great projects we can do together!


IMRAN

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Apollo Beach Tampa Bay Florida Jet Ski Racing Sailing Boating Cruising HyperLapse - IMRAN™

I love Florida and I love boating. Combining those two is easy when I am blessed to live in Apollo Beach, on Tampa Bay.
This is a low-resolution (merely 640x480) video saved from a Twitter Livestream, using their Periscope platform. The quality of Periscope videos is much lower than FaceBook's livestreaming quality these days.
But, you can see why this area is a boating paradise for every kind of mariner, See cruise ships, tankers, cargo ships, yachts, sailboats, cruisers, boats, pontoons, jet skis and almost every form of watercraft in this one video.
It is sped up to nearly 500% so a half hour stream can be enjoyed in under 4.5 minutes.
The music track is my nTrance To The Tunnel Of Love, the title album of my music CD that you can listen to on Spotify, Google Play, Microsoft, iTunes, CDbaby, and all major music platforms.
Enjoy. Like, love, comment, share!

© 2017 IMRAN™

Monday, August 21, 2017

Farewell Jerry Lewis - IMRAN™

Jerry Lewis, 91, passes away. RIP.

His movies were mostly slapstick and almost always had the same formula, but as kids we loved watching his goofball comedy movies on TV in Pakistan.

What movies of his do you remember and enjoyed the most?

His best role came later in life with charity work.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Friday, August 11, 2017

My Boat Slip, A Sailboat & Stunning Sunset Skies At Long Island Home Marina - IMRAN™

Walking back home from the beach, after yesterday's gorgeous sunset livestream, I took the longer part of the boardwalk back home.

This way I could catch the stunning shades of dusk and magical clouds against the beautiful boating scene at my boat slip.

My neighbor's sailboat enhanced the view.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Sunset Boardwalk Beach Walk. Deer. ParaGliders. Long Island. LiveStream - IMRAN™

Sunset Boardwalk Beach Walk. Deer. ParaGliders. Long Island. LiveStream - IMRAN™

Come along for a walk on my boardwalk in New York as a beautiful Long Island sunset acts as a backdrop for exciting views of a powered parachute flying by while I get up close and personal with a mama deer and her baby.

Then watch birds and boats pass by me at the beach while the colors of dusk fill the sky.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Real Red/Blue Map Of Votes By County Shows Reality - IMRAN™

I do not belong to any political party and was not a fan of Hillary Clinton. But I knew, and publicly stated, why Donald Trump would be the worst thing to happen to the USA.

The non-stop crisis, chaos, collusion and scandals are bearing it out. Every day he says something that makes things worse.

Almost every day something new and more shocking is revealed. His actions literally are the opposite of everything he claimed in his election campaign.

By now even people on Mars (the red planet) and endangered penguins in Antarctica have seen Trump's Red/Blue map which he whips out all the time -- even when he is asked about something else!

Yes, this Russia-funded Putin puppet won Electoral College with his message (of hate & lies plus Russia's help).

But for the sake of understanding the real state of the union, take a look at this real counties' voting map (from the Washington Post) shows voters' choices by county. America is not as crazy as Trump's Red/Blue map would make the world think!

The intense red spots are the areas where the fringe/lunatic/rabid people who love the man who lied to them are based in highest concentrations. I wish someone would overlay this map on a map of percentage of people with a college degree. Or a map of people and iQ scores, or SAT scores for that matter!

Not all of the people in these red spots are terrible. Many are simple minded, mostly undereducated folks, who are gullible to any snake oil seller's claims.

Thankfully,, these people are not the sharpest tools in the shed. They are by no means the majority of the country. They, and their limited ability to admit to their mistake.

Their delusional, often moronic, statements that Trump is right next to Jesus in being a gift of God, show that Trump can fool some of the people all of the time. Don't believe me? See this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC6wc03OjhY . Also, https://goo.gl/images/LFvsCN shows how correct the late George Carlin was!

And that's how Trump, and his supporters, like it. They embrace living in a world of delusion, hatred, bigotry, illiteracy and falsehoods that sound good. Some openly admit to not wanting to know real facts!

They are the ones demanding and expecting great things in life, like well paying jobs, without even being able to speak, read or write proper English. Many of these areas are the biggest users of ObamaCare, but yelled asking for the failed Repeal & Replace effort.

God save their children from growing up with such ignorance and stupidity. God save our country, and our planet, from the damage Trump and his cronies are doing to it.

 

© 2017 IMRAN™

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Terrific Tuesday Boardwalk Sunset Walk Marina To Beach At Long Island Home New York - IMRAN™

 

Come along for a walk enjoying the beautiful landscape and nature's tranquility at my blessed home. Even better for you, you won't be bitten by gnats as I was being eaten alive by them during this livestream. LOL.

You'll also love this highlights music video. https://www.facebook.com/IMRAN.TV/posts/10155754333871155 also!

© 2017 IMRAN™

Sunday, August 06, 2017

When Being Boiled Alive Is Not Punishment Enough - IMRAN™


I am sickened reading about this triple-murderer. Even a simple death penalty would not have been enough for his first murder!

Why was this man not fried for the first murder? Then he was let out and allowed to kill again...! Why was he not BOILED alive for that? But he was then let out AGAIN to murder AGAIN?

I generally do not support violence. But in this case I would not shed a single tear if the victims' loved ones seek vengeance on the parole boards and judges who let this son of Satan continue living and being set free so he could continue taking lives. 

What do you think?

© 2017 IMRAN™

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Using CVS App A Prescription For Invasion Of Privacy - IMRAN™

Why is CVS Pharmacy trying to track #consumers' #location even when we are not actually using their App? Sleazy invasion of #privacy and a #security risk! Shameful #UX design decision. Maybe the Federal Trade Commission can find out.

© 2017 IMRAN™

https://t.co/0cgubYkwYb

Monday, July 24, 2017

Euro Stairway To Heaven - IMRAN™

Thanks to my beautiful beloved companion Shasha for the many awesome photos she took of me during our amazing time together in Berlin, Germany, five years ago.

She took this candid photo by calling out to me as I was going up a staircase to see if this place was worth exploring. I had made this trip to Germany EXACTLY 25 Years after my first visit there.

© 2017 IMRAN™
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#ThrowbackThursday, #IMRAN, #Berlin, #Germany, #travel, #portrait, #graffiti

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Spectrum's DialUp Age Service & Stone Age CRM - IMRAN™

Spectrum's DialUp Age Service & Stone Age CRM - IMRAN™

I had to tweet about the "Moronic #UXdesign POS #UserExperience Spectrum. Dead service.Stupid phone menu identifies my account from callerID but doesn't know what service I have!"

Even a caveman era CRM system would know I do not get any shitty service from Spectrum other than Internet, which is that lame asymmetrical 200/20.

Yet, their retarded CustomerService number (20 minutes to get a rep) lists through their various services I do NOT have to ask if I am calling about those. Retards.

Spectrum is shitty enough to make me give sleazy Frontier another chance for the symmetric speeds.

© 2017 IMRAN

Delightful Dramatic Dusk Spectacular Sunset Scene Beautiful Blessed Beach Long Island New York Home - IMRAN™

Delightful Dramatic Dusk Spectacular Sunset Scene Beautiful Blessed Beach Long Island New York Home - IMRAN™

Cloud covered skies made sunset short duration but made dramatic colors all around at the Great South Bay, at my blessed home in East Patchogue, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

See the livestream at http://facebook.com/MyIMRAN

© 2017 IMRAN™

Delightful Dramatic Dusk Spectacular Sunset Scene Beautiful Blessed Beach Long Island New York Home - IMRAN™

Cloud covered skies made sunset short duration but made dramatic colors all around at the Great South Bay, at my blessed home in East Patchogue, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

See the livestream at http://facebook.com/MyIMRAN

© 2017 IMRAN™

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Smooth Power Of TakeOff Doha To New York - IMRAN™

 My most recent trip to visit my siblings was on our beloved late mother's 25 death anniversary. I got a great round trip airfare flying on Qatar Airways, JFK New York to Lahore with stops in Doha, Qatar each way. Great new planes and fares but I can honestly say Etihad Airways and Emirates service is far better. The airport itself was boring and the staff was unpleasant and least bothered about service with a smile overall. I managed to capture this video taking off from Doha taking off for NY. Check out the incredible water colors of the Khaleej, the Gulf, there. And enjoy the airflow becoming visible over the wings as moisture left a visible trail. Some idiots would insist that was "chemtrails" if they saw it from the ground. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

© 2017 IMRAN™

#flying #travel #aviation #Qatar #Khaleej

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Growing A 'Small' Business By Getting Down To Hard Work & Pleasing Customers With More Than Lip Service! - IMRAN™

Growing A 'Small' Business By Getting Down To Hard Work & Pleasing Customers With More Than Lip Service! - IMRAN™ ๐Ÿ˜‚

I do not know if this is a hoax but it sure sounds more funny than sexy.

First they will ask, "My pad or your iPad?". Then they will, ahem, get down to business which requires hard work.

Pleasing the customer would be more than lip service. LOL.

Q. Will the BJ providers wear protection on their head? No, no, the real head! In case of hot spilled coffee, you know. LOL

Not to be outdone. perhaps the US coffee chain can rebrand itself as Starฦ’ucks. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

© 2017 IMRAN™

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DO's, DOESN'Ts And DON'Ts, If You Love Grammar - IMRAN™


What a great photo this is that I just had to Share and comment on. I LOVE the photo for its tongue in cheek humor, implied sexuality, obvious voyeurism & exhibitionism and innuendo. Plus, I love the grammar lesson too that so many need. See the bottoms of the shoes.
Now we need a photo that explains the difference between DON'T and DOESN'T which so many people are too oblivious or don't seem to know. 
Even worse, some blame 'auto-correct' when, in fact, if they even type DOESNT without the apostrophe, auto-correct would fix that to DOESN'T.
As I always say, "Artificial Intelligence cannot fix Natural Stupidity!"  Siri can't fix Lazy, Stupid or UnderEducated. :-)
The funny thing is how native English speakers would make fun of foreigners or foreign-born people, especially low-income immigrants, for their accents or supposed poor English.
These days it is foreign-born people who still speak proper English compared to the bast majority of my fellow Americans. On top of that, almost every year it is always immigrant minority kids that win major spelling competitions.
I do not see things getting any better for the standards of education, including English, what to say of Maths and Science, with Donald Trump in the White House and his ignorance-embracing mindset and policies that make George W. Bush seem like a genius.
What do you think?
Imran Anwar
© 2017 IMRAN™

Monday, June 12, 2017

Florida Boating Jet Skiing Tubing Fun & Wipeout Music Video 4K - IMRAN™


Florida Boating Jet Skiing Tubing Fun & Wipeout Music Video 4K - IMRAN™
I was relaxing on Memorial Day Weekend, when I saw a group of friends on a boat and jet ski with a tube in tow appear from the left. I clicked to record what I figured would be a fun thing to watch happening. And it sure was. Enjoy this music video I made using my "Start At 'The End'" music track first released with a 360° Montauk New York driving video. Watch for the tubing fun and the wipeout! Enjoy the boats going by showing why Apollo Beach is such a great place to enjoy life on the water.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cancer, Life, Death, Cure, All Matters Of Timing & Society's Priorities - IMRAN™

I have had family members die due to cancer in Pakistan. In the USA a girlfriend of mine died of cancer aged 30 nearly 25 years ago.

Ironically, it was exactly the kind of cancer the young lady in the story below was able to be saved from. "Experimental Cancer Therapy That Targets Genes Gives Patients Hope," reports Washington Post.

A lot in life, disease, cure or death is a matter of genes and pure fate & luck. A random exposure to something can bring about the start of a deadly condition. An equally random or accidental event in a lab can find a miracle cure for deadly disease.

It made me think of how many people lost too young could be saved if money was invested in medical science and research instead of on the creation of death machines by governments and on even more frivolous things by individuals.

How great would it be if sleazy politicians did not yank away health insurance and medical benefits from the poor to give tax breaks to the already super-rich. I would love to pay lower taxes, but not if I know it came from leaving the poor and suffering to die for lack of money and insurance.

How wonderful would it be if the sickeningly rich people buying stupid and ugly paintings for $110 Million instead spent that money on hospitals and cancer research centers. I would be quite happy to see that even if they put their names on top of the buildings in gold letters with neon lights (though my sense of aesthetics would possibly require hospitalization).

Any doctors and healthcare professionals reading this, what do you think of this therapy? And others,including those who have lost someone to cancer, what do you think about my point above?

Imran Anwar

© 2017 IMRAN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Get Passing Lane Hog Drivers Off The Road - IMRAN™

 
 
One of my pet peeves on the highway is the morons and deliberate jerks who have some genetic need to hog the passing lane even if the middle and first lane are empty for miles.

This phenomenon is common in all states but Florida literally has the worst cases. And in Florida the most egregious cases I have seen have been on I-4 near Orlando. With literally SIX LANES and no traffic I have seen a dozen cars late at night, heading west on I-4, each one in the passing lane and not moving over for traffic coming up behind and even signaling.

The Tampa Bay Times had an article about how a lack of highway patrol staff is reducing the number of speeding tickets getting issued. Yes, irresponsible speeding can cause loss of control but the worst hazard are the brain dead jerks who hog the passing lane.

IMHO, In My Humble Opinion,
1. A responsible driver driving even 20 mph over the posted limit in a straight line in the middle lane on a HIGHWAY with little traffic is not the problem, but is still more likely to get ticketed.
2. The brain-dead or fat-necked or lazy slob or deliberate jerk who does not move over from the PASSING Lane deliberately forcing people to go around on the wrong side is MORE likely to cause
- a) road rage and
- b) collisions of other cars) but can go driving like that for miles, but no one pulls them over. I literally have seen only ONE case of it. (Read that at the end below).
3. If the fewer officers available targeted these types of callous and obnoxious drivers with higher fines, it will have many benefits.
- a) revenue for the state
- b) target the real menace on the roads who endanger others
- c) make people actually use turn signals AND stay in appropriate lanes
d) create fewer hazardous situations
e) create fewer road rage reasons, and
f) will automatically be a deterrent even to the speeding drivers as it is human nature to behave when seeing someone else pulled over.

So, that one time I saw someone get puled over. A total jerk in a huge black SUV who was not letting me pass on I-4 near Tampa. He did not move over even when a Florida Highway Patrol car came up behind him after I moved to the next right lane. The guy did not let the cop pass either!

I never cheer any regular non-drunk driver getting pulled over for 'normal' non-aggressive speeding. But, oh, the joy, when the FHP officer had enough and blared his sirens to pull that prick over.

That LITERALLY is the ONLY case I have seen in 30 years of driving in USA. Please, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy, target the real menace on the roads, the passing lane hogs!