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Blackface Chee/ Tan Cheng Bock etc

In Uncategorized on 11/02/2019 at 11:09 am

Can’t stop laughing at Dr Chee in this picture.

 

He desperately wants look “Indian” by applying black “Kiwi” to his face?

Next GE he won’t be singing Hokkien songs but Indian songs? After all singing Hokkien songs didn’t help him win in Bukit Batok: GRCs mean no pandering, clowning to Cina.

Seriously, his suntan makes it look like he’s trying to do blackface: something that is a no-no among US progressives, going by what’s happening in Virginia. Google this up.

Fortunately, except among the ang moh tua kees, S’poreans don’t have a view on blackface, though if a prominent PAPpy does (or did) it, the cybernuts will be trying to stir the pot.

Looks like Bayee has some surgical dressing beneath his chin. He got injured during his recent reservist training? Power to him for not KPKBing that SAF trying to fix him.

As to the Chinese guy in the pix who is comfortable being Chinese, regular readers would have noticed that I’ve not blogged about his meetings with PM’s younger brother or about his new party.

I’m still trying to figure out what he’s up to, meeting PM’s very unhappy younger brudder (It’s alleged that he’s a henpecked husband, bullied by jia jia), and setting up a new political party. Is he growing senile? I don’t think so. Maybe he’s juz as crazy as the wily coyote of native American myths?

Btw. I’m still a fan of his: My predictions about Spastics’ League

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Tot of our “poor” millionaire ministers

In Uncategorized on 10/02/2019 at 11:21 am

Running Facebook may now be as testing a task as governing a medium-sized country.

But for Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg there is one comfort – the pay is a lot better.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47130142

No wonder our ministers obsessed with money (Hen, JosT, GraceF: Money, money, money).

They want to be paid like Zuckerberg.

Why S’poreans not creative: we don’t cheat enough

In Uncategorized on 06/02/2019 at 4:10 am

There’s a lot of angst among S’poreans, the PAPpists, the anti-PAP mob and us ordinary S’poreans, that S’poreans not creative enough to survive in the future.

They ever tot that we don’t lie or cheat enough? Or more generally break the rules?

To be more creative, we could try lying in a controlled environment. Find online logic games and cheat at them, play Scrabble with a dictionary, or write a story about something that is untrue? Such tasks can get our brains thinking flexibly, beyond our normal comfort zone. This is not a call to become a pathological liar, but a controlled liar.

Breaking the rules to encourage creativity is echoed by the slogan “move fast and break things”, often associated with an entrepreneurial climate notorious for creativity and progress – Silicon Valley. New generation workspaces often intentionally create physical and social structures that are abnormal. This controlled “deviance” can stimulate new connections, brave new ideas.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/03/are-you-an-evil-genius-how-dishonesty-can-make-you-more-creative

Akan datang: Pill for loneliness

In Uncategorized on 05/02/2019 at 4:29 am

Scientists are working on a pill for loneliness

Modern life has led to greater isolation, which can fuel an array of disorders. If there are medications for social pains like depression and anxiety, why not loneliness?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/26/pill-for-loneliness-psychology-science-medicine

There’s a pill for everything.

Happy, prosperous and illness-free New Year. To ensure these vote wisely. This means not voting for Mad Dog, Lim Tean or Meng Seng . But do think of voting for good SDP, WP and Tan Cheng Bock teams if they impress you better than the PAPpies they are fighting against.

Lim Tean see Meng Seng no ak

In Uncategorized on 04/02/2019 at 6:22 am

Goh Meng Seng very angry. (Btw, trumpet pls for me: My predictions about Spastics’ League)

On Saturday, TOC reported:

Lim Tean, lawyer and leader of opposition party, People’s Voice Party visited the Teck Whye Market this morning (Saturday) and said that the party intends to field a team at the Choa Chu Kang GRC.

The Choa Chu Kang Group-Representative Constituency is currently held by the People’s Action Party and helmed by the Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong. The former party which contested against Gan’s team in the General Election 2015 was People’s Power Party led by Goh Meng Seng and prior to that, National Solidarity Party led by Sebastian Teo in GE2011.

Under Oppo chop system, Goh Meng Seng “owns” area even if voters give him the finger, which they did in last GE.

Goh Meng Seng spit blood on Sunday morning

Goh Meng Seng

Thought of the Day – Campaign

We always hear how out of touch PAP Elites are from the reality on the ground. But does it mean that all opposition politicians are not out of touch?

We always see PAP and Opposition politicians start to “walk the ground” when elections is looming. But how does that help for politicians from both sides in understanding the ground Issues other than providing the “hardworking” image or even “place chopeing” intentions?

I always tell reporters this when they ask when am I going to start “campaigning” :

My campaigning has NEVER stopped since I was in NUS!

Some people chose to be “suddenly vocal” when they started to have interests in contesting in their FIRST elections. Where were they before that?

They will start to “walk the ground” to gain “visibility”. Some are even worse. They have never voice out anything substantial, whether in or out of parliament in between general elections but would suddenly make a lot of noise just months before next elections!

And this applies to BOTH PAP and Opposition politicians.

I like consistency because it gives me a better gauge of characters and inner intentions.

Some would think that “quietly walking the ground and knocking doors”, even kiss babies are enough to win votes. I do not believe in that. We are not just voting for door to door salesman or saleswomen. We are not voting for estate managers. But we are looking for people who have ideas and ideals which they could debate in parliament.

PAP has lots of resources and no matter what goodwill you could gain by knocking doors could easily be negated by all goodies they can throw at voters just before GE.

The only way to build a strong base of unwavering support is to change their minds and hearts permanently through a consistent evangelism of ideas and ideals.

I respect people like JBJ, Dr Chee, Tan Kin Lian and others who had never stopped talking about their ideas and ideals even they lost. Never mind if I agree with them 100%

Juz wondering why he only respects born losers like himself?

And why despite all his life long campaigning, in the last three GEs each time representing a different party in a different GRC, his share of the popular vote in percentage terms kept declining.

TRE reader described him

kanasai gms:
August 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm (Quote)
this GMS fella, i will not vote for him. what he wrote or spoke about to the man are all the obvious issues that had appeared in this forum, and other online media many times before.

i will not want a character like him to be my mp. people will not forget the way he kept sniping at Sylvia Lim (and her party), even at her private affairs. what a bast**d this guy is. He even condemn my football hero Quah Kim Song. Remember because of his big mouth people will also remember those negative and bad remarks that he said about NSP hor!

this is classic kaykian kanasai howtai fella! With a fucker like him who need enemies as the saying goes…lolol!

he is now trying to appear to be praising and appreciative of his mentor LTK. sorry man! he had said many bad thing that he should not about LTK. one “good” quote from LTK during his walkabout will not redeem him

baring that english is not his 1st language, look at the way he handle and present himself in front of reporters in the ST video. i dont see a leader and a mp in him. it is no wonder that he had to resigned from NSP.

look at this youtube vid of the man himself. kanasai lah!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q_7jwkS8_Q

TRE commenter left out Meng Seng sliming Nicole Seah in the guise of giving her advice. Taz the quality of the man.

More on him:

Silence of Goh Meng Seng

WTF: Families overseas, but trying to be MPs

The Great Wall the Oppo has to climb

Someone sure going to lose deposit if it’s a three cornered fight. Lim Tean can afford it. I know that in 2017, Lim Tean was renting a white-and-black SLA bungalow for S$15,000 a month. But then it’s alleged that Meng Seng got Grandpa Xi: Meng Seng wants us to kowtow to Xi.

Whatever, if their paths cross in the next two weeks, I doubt Meng Seng will say to Lim Tean “Kong Hee Fatt Choy” or its Mandarin equivalent.

With enemies like this, how can PAP ever lose its hegemony?

Vote wisely. This means not voting for Mad Dog, Lim Tean or Meng Seng . But do think of voting for good SDP, WP and Tan Cheng Bock teams if they impress you better than the PAPpies they are fighting against.

 

PAP would agree with Sudan’s autocratic president

In Uncategorized on 03/02/2019 at 10:05 am

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has ridiculed his opponents’ use of social media to organise recent protests against his rule.

“Changing the government or presidents cannot be done through WhatsApp or Facebook. It can be done only through elections,” he told his supporters.

He was speaking as fresh demonstrations were held in the capital Khartoum.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47075513

Mr Bashir, has won elections several times since coming to power in a coup in 1989.

Vote wisely. This means not voting for Mad Dog, Lim Tean or Meng Seng . But do think of voting for good SDP, WP and Tan Cheng Bock teams if they are better than the PAPpies on show.

Wayang from NTUC FairPrice?

In Uncategorized on 01/02/2019 at 8:03 am

Kee chui if you keep FairPrice or other grocery receipts?

NTUC FairPrice has issued a recall for Golden Chef Sea Asparagus due to “discolouration” of the product.

In an email to Channel NewsAsia, the supermarket chain said on Wednesday (Jan 30) that it initiated a product withdrawal of the 425g cans of Golden Chef Sea Asparagus “as a precautionary measure”.

[…]

Customers who have purchased the product with the expiry date of Dec 28, 2020 may return it to the same store with their receipt for a full refund by Feb 28.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ntuc-fairprice-recalls-golden-chef-sea-asparagus-11184530

Emphasis mine.

Kee chui if you keep yr grocery receipts?

Dr Chee, SDP 😱Don’t know whether to 😰 or 🤣

In Uncategorized on 30/01/2019 at 11:29 am

Walk the Talk, Mad Dog

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) secretary-general Chee Soon Juan called on his supporters to leave behind the politics of old, which were based on “personal hatred, vindictiveness and destruction”.

Constructive, nation building media

So what about apologising to Mr Chiam for fixing him in 1993, for trying to steam roll him into rejoining the SDP in 2011, and for sliming him in 2016?

I’ll let Ravi Philemon (an honest, good man who just now happens to be working for Chiam’s foundation and is a member of the Chiams’ Party) tell the story of how Mad Dog has tried to rewrite history: http://theindependent.sg/chee-insincere-about-reconciliation-with-chiam/.

Read the piece and learn the truth about what happened in 1993 and why Ravi thinks he’s not changed the way he tries to manipulate people and the facts.

(My take: Dr Chee fixed Chiam in the 1990s)

I had a great laugh when I read

… Dr Chee also writes about his desire to reconcile with SDP founder Chiam See Tong – now secretary-general of the Singapore People’s Party – after a fall-out in 1996, revealing that he had tried to do so “in recent times”.

Constructive, nation building media

Do read http://theindependent.sg/chee-insincere-about-reconciliation-with-chiam/ and  Dr Chee fixed Chiam in the 1990s , and decide if  Mad Dog is lying thru his teeth, as usual.

I’m really disappointed in Mad Dog. I had tot he had changed for the better:

— Chee: Mad Dog morphs into Loong

— Salute these Oppo warriors

Still he got one thing right. Dr Chee in his 1990s articulated a vision of S’pore today that is closer to the reality than that of the PAP or mine (and I was a lot more pessimistic than the PAP): Tharman joking again? Or trying to BS us?

SDP got gd policies

It’s so sad and a waste because the SDP has good ideas on how to spend more of our own money on ourselves:

https://atans1.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/pap-listening-to-sdp/

https://atans1.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/back-to-the-future-lky-dr-chee-the-sdp-agree-on/

https://atans1.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/sdp-right-about-psle-streaming-what-works-in-education/

Too bad that it’s led by Mad Dog Chee. He should retire: he’s beaten LKY’s record of being a party leader: Only LKY beats Chee’s record/ Be optimistic Young Democrats

Why PAP is afraid of social media

In Uncategorized on 27/01/2019 at 9:33 am

They are scared that social media can quickly convince PAP voters that any Hard Truth (Example: “HDB flats are an appreciating asset” or “SAF cares for S’poreans who serve”) is BS.

Social change has sped up and social media is one of the main reasons why.

Some habit or behaviour is widely accepted. Then evidence emerges of the costs. Victims speak out, and organise a lobby to campaign for change. They get the ear, and heart, of those in power. Eventually public opinion shifts – and so legislators, and the law, follow.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46483557

PAP govt does S’pore proud

In Uncategorized on 26/01/2019 at 9:52 am

Alt media and the anti-PAP types on social media have nothing good to say about the PAP govt that 70% of voters voted for in the last GE. (Btw, I have never ever voted for the PAP, but that’s another story.)

So how will they spin this?

A group of 70 plus nations led by Australia, Japan and Singapore are releasing a joint statement on Friday, announcing their intention to restart the World Trade Organization’s talks around ecommerce rules and cross-border data flows.

FT

The US, China and the EU have signed the joint statement. China at the last minute.

The cybernuts will pretend that this has not happened. After all in Why TOC’s Danisha Hakeem is a menace to the credibility of alt media, TOC ignored what the regulators did in the 1MDB case and asked why they didn’t act.

Working with Australia and Japan to lead a global initiative involving 70+ countries is something that should make us S’poreans proud of our govt.

Only in America: Masters’ thesis is K-POP band

In Uncategorized on 26/01/2019 at 3:29 am

And it’s in an Ivy League uni.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46381997

S’pore’s digital twin

In Uncategorized on 19/01/2019 at 2:22 pm

“A digital twin is a virtual representation of physical buildings and assets but connected to all the data and information around those assets, so that machine learning and AI algorithms can be applied to them to help them operate more efficiently,” explains Michael Jansen, chief executive of Cityzenith, the firm behind the Smart World Pro simulation platform.

Take Singapore as an example.

This island state, sitting at the foot of the Malaysian peninsula with a population of six million people, has developed a virtual digital twin of the entire city using software developed by French firm Dassault Systemes.

“Virtual Singapore is a 3D digital twin of Singapore built on topographical as well as real-time, dynamic data,” explains George Loh, progammes director for the city’s National Research Foundation (NRF), a department within the prime minister’s office.

“It will be the country’s authoritative platform that can be used by urban planners to simulate the testing of innovative solutions in a virtual environment.”

In addition to the usual map and terrain data, the platform incorporates real-time traffic, demographic and climate information, says Mr Loh, giving planners the ability to engage in “virtual experimentation”.

“For example, we can plan barrier-free routes for disabled and elderly people,” he says.

Bernard Charles, Dassault Systemes’ chief executive, says the addition of real-time data from multiple sources facilitates joined-up, holistic thinking.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46880468

Go to the BBC link to see the images.

Spending too much time in TRELand is bad for one’s mental health

In Uncategorized on 17/01/2019 at 10:44 am

Here’s adding to More evidence that being anti-PAP is bad for yr mental health. When TRE reproduced something I wrote

“opposition dude” came out with this

Come come now Cynical, surely you haven’t forgotten 2011 when history was made? When a GRC was finally lost and with it 2 good for nothing ministers ended their political careers?

True, the PAP is still large and in charge but let us wait until the next election is over before seeing how well PAP has done shall we? No one dares say that PAP will get 70% or more of the vote because we all know it was the foolish gratitude voters that ended up giving PAP that percentage. Luck doesn’t run forever you know.

But the most important reason is still due to the majority being kiasee. Nothing more, nothing less. Lee Kayu’s death came at the right time when his party were in the midst of trying to sort out the unreliable train system so they basically got a free out of jail card.

Let us all see how many of PAP get kicked out of parliament in the next GE before we analyse things ok?

Well 2019 is not shaping out to be like 2011. For starters, S’poreans have had decent pay rises over the last few yrs.

And goodies have been promised.

Even Pritam Singh is worried that WP could be reduced to one seat.

 

 

 

Where software more efficient and moral than humans

In Uncategorized on 16/01/2019 at 5:03 am

Vanishing mass ranks

Concerns about malfunctioning autonomous military systems reminded me of this (probably apocryphal) story from several decades ago (Special report on the future of war, January 25th). I think it was America’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, or its British equivalent, that apparently tested software to find the optimum strategy for the commander of a naval escort shepherding a convoy through waters patrolled by enemy submarines.

When they simulated actual convoys from the second world war they found that the software achieved fewer losses and faster travel times than had actually happened. When they examined the results they realised that in each case the software had dispatched a destroyer to sink the slowest merchant ship, the vessel that had held the convoy back. The logic was faultless, potentially saving more ships and their crews, but is not something that most human commanders would contemplate.

TONY BUDD
Wickford, Essex

Letters to the Economist: Editor’s 2018

More on why PAP IB and anti-PAP opponents have the same genes

In Uncategorized on 12/01/2019 at 11:33 am

Further to Qiou S’poreans,

here’s more on why Jason Chua and other IB PAPpies and TOC’s bunch of Indians (actually only two) and other TOC cybernuts, and all other anti-PAP cybernuts are all related.

They don’t know how to use humour to sow doubts about and discredit the enemy.

Humour and ridicule were a key part of Moscow’s response when the UK said it was “highly likely” that Russia was behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury.

Russian officials and media figures have since tried to turn the English phrase “highly likely” into a mocking catchphrase that implies Russia is being blamed for everything with the flimsiest of evidence.

[ …]

Roman Dobrokhotov, whose investigative website The Insider was involved in exposing one of the two poisoning suspects, Anatoliy Chepiga, says such mockery is a form of trolling designed to “deliberately lower the level of discussion”.

They can learn from the Russians:

How the strategy works

“They cannot respond in a serious fashion and to the point, so they start to play-act. This is an attempt to mock, to reduce everything to nothing,” Mr Dobrokhotov told the BBC

Along with conspiracy theories and misleading narratives, he argues, this kind of tactic aims to sow doubt.

The result is that many will watch TV and decide there is no way of really getting to the bottom of what happened. In other words, he says: “no-one is a saint, truth does not exist”.

Internet audiences are also a key target for this technique.

One social media hashtag – #IamFromGRUToo (#ЯтожеИзГРУ in Russian) – appeared to be inspired by the #MeToo movement. Pro-Kremlin Twitter-users mocked UK allegations against Russia’s GRU (now GU) military intelligence agency.

One spoof job advert joked that the GRU was “looking for employees for its cyber-attack department, chemical weapons department and election-meddling unit. There is no need to apply – we will find you ourselves”.

Ben Nimmo, an Atlantic Council researcher on Russian disinformation, told the BBC that attempts to create funny memes were part of the strategy as “disinformation for the information age”.

[…]

“It’s not a super-serious regime, they do things with a kind of smirk and sometimes just with a smile. It’s a system that allows for a certain amount of humour, it’s not po-faced all.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46567364

Secret sauce for investment

In Uncategorized on 12/01/2019 at 7:49 am

Borrow, borrow borrow.

Talking about hedgies, FT said (emphasis mine)

These include asset prices moving in long-running trends, cheap stocks performing better than expensive ones, stocks with stronger finances outperforming weaker ones and the ability to borrow cheaply and invest in higher-yielding assets.

Of course Buffett doesn’t do this but he has the premiums from his insurance co to play with. Others have tried to play this game with distarious effects. Recent example is Anbang. Another long forgotten example is FAI. When I was a newbie in stock broking (in Oz), Larry Adler was a corporate raider using the float from his insurance co. After his death  in 1988, FAI got into very serious trouble, that could be traced back to his activities.

Coldstore detainees really happy about Lee row

In Uncategorized on 08/01/2019 at 9:31 am

No secret to anyone also that they are shouting “God is Great”, “There’s justice in this world”, except the PAP IBs.

But do you know that some of of them are shouting “The bible is the word of God”? These shouting this are those who repented of being atheists and became Christians of the Taliban kind, not Methodists (Dr Goh was a Methodist and so is Hen.)

Morocco Mole (Secret Squirrel’s side-kick) tells me that some Coldstore detaineees turned born-again Christians are quoting the bible and gloating in a very unChristian way. But who can blame them?

The verses they are quoting:

The Lord …  visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. (Exodus 34:6-7 = Deuteronomy 5:8-10)

And

And …  also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.(Leviticus 26:39)

 

Lim Tean’s “Christmas surprise” was a load of bull

In Uncategorized on 07/01/2019 at 9:49 am

Yesterday was the Feast of Epiphany, the day the three kings visited the Christ child and gave him presents.

Well Lim Tean never delivered on his “Christmas surprise”.

A few hrs after the publication of Finally Lim Tean called to account on a “broken promise”, he finally broke over one year’s silence on the video by saying on Facebook that his defamation video (remember it was promised for Sept, then Nov last yr) was ready. He would release it next week.

We shall see. Better late than never.

Lim Tean that cock lawyer meh?/ Video to be released soon

If I were Uncle Leong, I’d be worried about having Lim Tean as my lawyer. I can imagine Lim Tean not attending court on the appointed day to represent Uncle Leong.

With enemies like Lim Tean, the PAP sure to get 70% of the popular vote.

The Donald’s dignified response when Muslim woman said F***

In Uncategorized on 06/01/2019 at 9:38 am

Not surprising this behaviour from a Muslim woman Democrat.

Democrat Rashida Tlaib courted controversy when she used explicit language while calling for the president’s impeachment.

[…]

Michigan’s Ms Tlaib made the remark to supporters at a reception hours after she was sworn in on Thursday as one of the first two Muslim women members of Congress.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46764052

And better still for Trump, she had to be of Palestinian origin

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib has been sworn into office while wearing a traditional garment stitched by her Palestinian-born mother.

Ms Tlaib had been expected to take her oath on a Koran owned by Thomas Jefferson, but changed her mind, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Ms Tlaib and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar became the first-ever Muslim female members of Congress on Thursday.

What is surprising is that The Donald was so restraint in his reaction.

The Republican president called her comments “highly disrespectful” to the US in a news conference on Friday.

“I thought her comments were disgraceful. This is a person I don’t know, I assume she’s new,” he told reporters.

“I think she dishonoured herself and dishonoured her family using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there.”

BBC

He could have thrown red meat at his fans by tweeting. “I’m right to want to exclude Muslims from US. MAGA.” and “Had to be Muslim, Palestinian and Democrat congresswoman. MAGA”.

 

Qiou S’poreans

In Uncategorized on 02/01/2019 at 2:42 pm

In Hard truths about elite schools, I called cybernuts and their PAP IB cousins Qiou.

[Q]iou, a made-up character that is an amalgamation of three others: tu, qiong and chou. It is used to mean dirt-poor and ugly. Qiou is hard to write using Chinese-language software, which tends to struggle with characters not found in dictionaries—the face in our illustration incorporates the qiou character. (Even its romanisation is an invention, reflecting the word’s portmanteau origins: qiu is the conventional form for a character pronounced this way.)

https://www.economist.com/china/2018/12/22/china-picks-the-most-popular-terms-of-the-year

Think cybernuts and their PAP IB cousins. Same genetic makeup except that one group has pro-PAP genes and the other anti-PAP genes.

Hard truths about elite schools

In Uncategorized on 02/01/2019 at 9:30 am

I refer to

Lower- and middle-income students at independent schools to receive more financial aid: Ong Ye Kung
It’s a waste of tax-payers’ money as I’ll explain below. Another bribe giveaway to help PAP achieve 65% of the popular vote.

And for the same reason, Minister and MoE not BSing about “Every School A Good School”.

Mr Pathak and his co-authors have compared pupils who only just made it into elite public schools with others who only just missed out, rather as Ms Dell compared villages on either side of the Pentagon’s bombing thresholds. The study showed that the top schools achieve top-tier results by the simple contrivance of admitting the best students, not necessarily by providing the best education. Ms Dell and her co-author showed that bombing stiffened villages’ resistance rather than breaking their resolve.

https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2018/12/18/our-pick-of-the-decades-eight-best-young-economists

(My emphasis)

Explanation for the cha tows like TRE and TOC cybernuts and their PAP cousins like Jason Chua and gang

Academically bright kids make schools elite, not the other way round.

Understand that or not Qiou?

Boy sperm swim better but gal sperm smarter

In Uncategorized on 01/01/2019 at 4:53 am

Gal sperm outlive boy sperm.

One popular theory is that the odds of having a girl increase by having sex several days before ovulation and then abstaining so that the female sperm, which live longer, but swim more slowly than male sperm, outlast their counterparts.

Conversely, if sex happens closer to ovulation or after it, the best swimmers get to the egg first and boys are produced.

Parents may swear by these techniques, but scientists say there is little evidence they make any difference.

There is also some research which suggests parental stress could lead to the birth of more girls, while living through wars and conflicts may give rise to more male conceptions.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46597323

 

Still waiting for Lim Tean’s Christmas present

In Uncategorized on 30/12/2018 at 6:51 am
Sorry to sound like Gringe, but I can’t find the defamation video. Not released yet isit? Tot u said it would be Christmas present. U meant Christmas present for 2019 isit?
(Adrian Tan posting on Lim Tean’s FB. Lim Tean was KPKBing about PM suing his client.)
Addition at 6.55 am: Maybe Lim Tean thinks he’s like the Magi. They gave their presents to the Christ child on Epiphany, which falls on 6 January 2019.

Tis the week of Christmas trading

In Uncategorized on 30/12/2018 at 4:05 am

US stocks settled almost where they started on Friday, but only after a volatile day of trading that capped one of the wildest weeks on Wall Street in recent years.

FT

Law on sharing defamatory articles

In Uncategorized on 27/12/2018 at 9:33 am

Uncle Leong is playing the innocent victim, saying he juz shared the infamous article on social media.

“He does not assert that what the article said or is alleged to have said was true,” said Mr Lim [Lim Tean, Uncle Leong’s lawyer] in Mr Leong’s defence, adding that all Mr Leong did “was to share without endorsement or comment a link to an article” which had been sent to him on Facebook.

 

The cybernut brigade (CB?), the anti-PAPpists’ answer to the PAP IB, have said that since Uncle Leong has been sued, everyone else sharing said article should also be sued. And if they are not sued, why not? They got a point and it’s juz like these nuts to want to sabo other cybernuts who shared said article.

Sorry back to “sharing” as defamation

Repeating defamatory matter

 

The general rule in English law is that it is no defence in an action for defamation for a defendant to prove that he was only repeating the words of another. Accordingly, if producers wish to repeat potentially defamatory allegations, they must always seek legal advice. It may be that we will safely be able to repeat the allegations because, for example, the reporting is covered by privilege, but advice from the programme lawyer must be sought. On matters of public interest, the neutral reporting of disputes between third parties, where allegations are not adopted or endorsed, is likely to be defensible but again advice from the programme lawyer must be sought.

https://www.channel4.com/producers-handbook/media-law/defamation/intentional-accidental-defamation

Need I say more than that S’pore law is also liddat.

 

Christmas laughs from our comic lady in London

In Uncategorized on 25/12/2018 at 12:06 pm

Our High Commissioner in London had me in stitches with this

Singapore responds

Given The Economist’s belief in free speech and robust debate, I found it surprising that Banyan (December 1st) took issue with my letters to The Economist. Apart from quoting anonymous readers, Banyan selectively failed to mention that I had also argued that in our consistently contestable elections, the People’s Action Party could well lose power, and would deserve to do so if it ever became incompetent and corrupt. I write not to defend any political party, but to set the record straight and provide your readers with the facts to judge for themselves.

This time, Banyan made patronising backhanded innuendos about Singapore’s ongoing political succession. The ruling party has indeed settled on Heng Swee Keat as its next leader. But the prime minister in Singapore must command the confidence of the majority of members of parliament, no different from British prime ministers. Provided the party wins the people’s support in the next general election, due by April 2021, Mr Heng will take over from Lee Hsien Loong as prime minister.

Banyan equated democracy with freewheeling, rambunctious politics, divisive national debates, inter- and intra-party politicking, and quick changes of prime ministers and cabinet ministers. He dismissed Singapore’s political culture which strives for continuity and consensus in seeking the mandate of the people.

So far our system has produced accountable and stable governments, and progress and security for Singaporeans. And that surely is the ultimate test of any political system.

FOO CHI HSIA
High commissioner for Singapore
London

Economist – Christmas, holiday edition

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Make money.

“Man bites dog” story becomes

In Uncategorized on 24/12/2018 at 5:10 pm

the usual “Dog bites man” story

A video showing a lorry knocking over a cyclist after the latter hit its side view mirror on Saturday (Dec 22) has gone viral online, triggering a spirited debate over who was at fault.

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

 

Can S’poreans game this kind of test?

In Uncategorized on 23/12/2018 at 9:52 am

One thing that the anti-PAP types don’t give credit for the PAP govt and elite school students (and I don’t include Hwa Chong, SCGS, RGS and ACS (I) as elite schools) is their ability to game tests.

Think they can game this?

Over the past four months, 2,000 people trying to get hired by McKinsey have been plonked in front of a computer screen showing a picture of an island and these words: “You are the caretaker of an island where plants and animals live in a variety of diverse ecosystems.” This is the start of a computer game the consultancy is testing as it tries to lure clever, tech-savvy people from beyond its traditional Ivy League business school hunting grounds.

McKinsey’s island game was built for the firm by a US start-up called Imbellus whose 20-something founder, Rebecca Kantar, wants to drastically reshape the way we measure people’s abilities. Ms Kantar is a Harvard dropout who thinks that in an age of rising automation, people should be tested on how they think, not just what they know and employers need to understand the skills that define human intelligence. A lot of influential people are backing her. Forbes has just ranked her company one of the highest funded start-ups for 2019 by a founder under the age of 30.

PAPpy rules OK in Illinois, the US of A

In Uncategorized on 22/12/2018 at 1:27 pm

Not in S’pore but in the Land of the Free, where the buffalo roam and where Amos Yee is learning that freedom of expression has a price: conform or starve

No state Speaker in America has served longer than Michael Madigan in Illinois. Mr Madigan has held the office since 1983 (a two-year hiccup in the nineties aside). For years his name, in elegant black letters on white glass, has glowered above the door of room 300 at the Capitol in Springfield. None of the grey-suited lobbyists who mill in the corridor before it can imagine him gone. Nor can he. This week he arranged for the Democratic caucus to return him, yet again, to his job.

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2018/12/01/machine-politics-as-illinois-marks-its-200th-birthday

PAP should confer honorary membership on him.

Or maybe not:

his co-ownership of a Chicago law firm that specialises in helping clients appeal against property-tax appraisals handed out by officials in Cook County (which covers the city). The tax office used to be led by a pal of Mr Madigan.

PAP believes in “whiter than white”. And “whiter than white”, he’s not.

Lim Tean that cock lawyer meh?/ Video to be released soon

In Uncategorized on 21/12/2018 at 10:44 am

That cock lawyer meh?

Not me, but the judge that dismissed his defence that he did not owe money and that the amount claimed was not a loan but down payment for iron ore that plaintiff was buying from Lim Tean the miner.

There were also no supporting documents provided by Mr Lim to show that both parties had reached an agreement regarding the sale and purchase of iron ore. DJ Tan noted that Mr Lim in an email had also acknowledged the loan.

“The language of the email clearly amounts to an unequivocal admission of the loan, and as put by the learned deputy registrar ‘flatly contradicts (Mr Lim’s) case’,” she said.

District Judge Tan added that if the money transferred to Mr Lim was indeed a downpayment, “in my mind, it simply belies belief that (Mr Lim), being a qualified lawyer”, would send an email that not only “characterises the earlier payment as a loan, but also promises payment within a specified time and expressing regret for delaying payment”.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/application-filed-declare-opposition-leader-lim-tean-bankrupt

Update on video

A few hrs after the publication of Finally Lim Tean called to account on a “broken promise”, he finally broke over one year’s silence on the video by saying on Facebook that his defamation video (remember it was promised for Sept, then Nov last yr) was ready. He would release it next week.

We shall see. Better late than never.

Finally Lim Tean called to account on a “broken promise”

In Uncategorized on 19/12/2018 at 6:49 am

September 2018 was the first anniversary of Lim Tean’s failure to deliver on his jobs rally and defamation video: he had claimed he had raised money to ensure the success of these projects. Mo pix, no sound: Lim Tean’s first anniversary of BSing

Also no pix, no sound on class action law suit against CPF despite side-kick claiming that

Once the required resources, not just financially, are in place and before the suit is launched, there will be more updates. Action speaks louder than words.

Phillip Ang

CPF class action: Phillip Ang’s “reply’ to fellow cybernut?

Since then, no picture, no sound like Lim Tean’s other two crowdfunding projects.

So good that a judge has called time on what she says is a broken promise by Lim Tean

In her summary judgment, she said: “On my examination of the documents… it was clear to me that they were inadequate to support the defendant’s assertion that the sum of US$150,000 was a down payment for the sale of iron ore to the plaintiff’s company.”

The judge also said Mr Lim’s e-mail was an “unequivocal admission” of the loan.

ST

More details about email:

“On or around Feb 21, 2017, the defendant e-mailed the plaintiff to say, among other things, that he was ‘making arrangements to start paying (the plaintiff) back within the next two months’.

“The defendant also stated that he regretted the ‘long delay’, was ‘very sorry for the inconvenience caused’, and assured the plaintiff that the loan would be repaid.”

Lim Tean is appealing the judge’s ruling. Will he say, “I always break promises so I shouldn’t have to repay”? Btw, his pa was an early head of PA must be spinning in his grave. Btw2, last yr this time he was paying $15,000 in rent a month for a black-and-white bungalow. Don’t know if he has moved on.

 

 

Will Cybernuts keep TRE going? Don’t hold yr breath

In Uncategorized on 18/12/2018 at 6:45 pm

TR Emeritus needs financial support

Dear readers

It’s a little awkward, so we’ll get straight to the point: On 1st December, we informed our readers that we are going on a semi-hiatus so that we can repair and upgrade our software and hardware to keep TR Emeritus (TRE) alive. [LINK]

We also humbly made an appeal for financial support to help us offset the estimated SG$10,000 costs for the needed upgrading of our software and hardware, but to date we have only received about US$90, which is way off the amount needed to effect the necessary.

Our appeal for financial assistance is displayed close to 100,000 times a day, but currently only 6 have donated.  If everyone reading this donated a small amount, we could keep TRE going for a few years. The price of a cup of your morning coffee is all we need.

When we revived TRE in 2011, many warned us that we’d regret it because Singaporeans are basically apolitical and support for alternative websites are weak given the “fear factor” in many.  It would also be hard to generate enough income to keep the website going.

But we decided to revived it anyway because we are not out for profit, we want TRE to be a neutral platform for learning and healthy discourse. It unites all of us who love knowledge: contributors, readers and the supporters who keep TRE going.

The heart and soul of TRE is a community of people working to bring you unlimited access to reliable and neutral information,  and a platform for all readers to voice their opinions regardless of their race, religion or political affiliations.

We did appeal for donations in the past but we have never been able to meet our target and have had to top up from our own pockets. This time round, it may be our last appeal because TRE is falling apart and will die of old age (literally) in a few months, maybe in a year if we are lucky – if we do not perform the upgrade. Unlike in the past when there were 7 of us, there’s only 3 of us now and we cannot afford to fork out the difference anymore.

So, if you believe in what we do, please take a minute to contribute and help us keep TRE going. Thank you!

Team@TR Emeritus

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The problems which TRE is currently facing (excerpts from original post):

1. The platform and system (software) which the TRE website is running on have become outdated (since 2011) and needs to be re-coded and upgraded because current OSes are no longer supporting it.  Without re-coding the platform and upgrading the system, we are no longer able to update the website with the latest plugins and widgets necessary for the smooth operation of TRE.

Although our techie was able to upgrade the system to the bare minimum required for TRE’s outdated platform, the website is churning out errors on a daily basis and there is nothing our techie could do anymore. Simply put, TRE is falling apart and has to be upgraded soonest (or it will die of old age, literally).

Since our current theme is heavily enhanced and modified (by 3rd party programmers), conventional upgrading of the platform to the latest version supported by current system and OS just won’t cut it. Our techie have experimented with this many times over the months, each time failing to port the database over.

As such, we are left with no option but to engage the services of 3rd party programmers to effect the necessary. What needs to be done is beyond our techie’s pay grade.

Once we are able to complete the upgrade, we would like to proceed to migrate our current Core I7 servers to E5 servers to handle the extra load which the upcoming General Elections is expected to bring.

We will also be engaging a few writers to contribute, if our finances allow.

* Amount collected will be updated daily in the sliding announcement tab at the right-bottom of the website.

** Please note that all donations are purely voluntary and unconditional.  TRE gives no promises whether expressed or implied to any individual or organization of any return in kind or favour or whatsoever, other than the continued operation of our website. Please do not make a donation if you are not comfortable with the above stated, or for any reason whatsoever.

 

Why the PAP is really afraid of Facebook?

In Uncategorized on 10/12/2018 at 4:39 am

Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

(BBC headline)

The PAP is trying to intimidate Facebook not really because of fake news but because Facebook can be used to turn sheep into wolves.

Much has already been written about the anti-Muslim Facebook riots in Myanmar and Sri Lanka and the WhatsApp lynchings in Brazil and India. Well, the same process is happening in Europe now, on a massive scale. Here’s how Facebook tore France apart. (BuzzFeed)

Buzzfeed reported on 6 December (before the above BBC headline)

This week, protesters scaled the Arc de Triomphe, burned cars, and clashed with police in the third consecutive weekend of riots in France. More than 300 people were arrested in Paris last weekend alone, and 37,000 law enforcement officers have been deployed around the country to restore order.

The “Gilets Jaunes” or “Yellow Jackets” protests have only gotten more violent since they began last month. Three people have died, hundreds more have been injured. To hear the protesters tell it, they’re marching through the streets to fight back against rising fuel prices and the high cost of living in the country. Beyond that, though, it’s an ideological free-for-all. Fights have also been witnessed among demonstrators, and some have sent death threats to other protesters.

But what’s happening right now in France isn’t happening in a vacuum. The Yellow Jackets movement — named for the protesters’ brightly colored safety vests — is a beast born almost entirely from Facebook. And it’s only getting more popular. Recent polls indicate the majority of France now supports the protesters. The Yellow Jackets communicate almost entirely on small, decentralized Facebook pages. They coordinate via memes and viral videos. Whatever gets shared the most becomes part of their platform.

Due to the way algorithm changes made earlier this year interacted with the fierce devotion in France to local and regional identity, the country is now facing some of the worst riots in many years — and in Paris, the worst in half a century.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/france-paris-yellow-jackets-facebook

To be fair to the sheep and the French, the French mob doesn’t need much to get it violent. But you know what I’m trying to drive at: Facebook is a great tool to organise and energise people.

Over to you Mad Dog. Turn the sheep into mad dogs? Still say we got to appease the neighbours? Yr silence is deafening.

Disassociate yrself from Tan Wah Piow, PJ Thum and Kirsten Han* ( “Antics Of Civil Society Activists Endanger Opposition Cause”); and Jolovan Wham: Nothing wrong in asking Tun M to intervene in S’porean affairs. Their silence is deafening shameful and in character. Sad.

(Last four sentences added after first publication)

 

How Tampines Town Council can use AI to improve productivity

In Uncategorized on 06/12/2018 at 2:08 pm

I recently read that Uber is using AI to monitor its drivers’ performances, with its systems picking up whether a particular trip has taken a much longer or shorter time than usual.

Well when the the Tapoines Town Council adds AI to the existing monitoring system that it recently implemented to keep the place clean, Tampines will be cleanest GRC in S’pore.

After gripes from residents over the cleanliness of their estate — such as their corridors not being swept — the Tampines Town Council has rolled out a monitoring system that offers more detailed insights into a cleaner’s routes, down to the floors that they have covered in a day’s work.

The system, which uses vertical positioning technology, tracks the completion of the work carried out by the estate’s cleaners more effectively. While a cleaner whom TODAY interviewed expressed reservations about the surveillance and his company wanting to “control” him, the town council said the system will protect them when disputes with residents arise over whether certain areas had been cleaned.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/tampines-town-councils-new-monitoring-system-tracks-cleaners-they-work

 

I tot of Amos, wondering how he is

In Uncategorized on 06/12/2018 at 5:05 am

A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has been revealed as YouTube’s highest-earning star, raking in $22m (£17.3m).

[…]

Asked by NBC why kids liked watching his videos, Ryan – who is now eight – replied: “Because I’m entertaining and I’m funny.”

Since the channel was set up by Ryan’s parents in March 2015, its videos have had almost 26 billion views and amassed 17.3 million followers.

Forbes said all but $1m of the $22m total is generated by advertising shown before videos, with the remainder coming from sponsored posts.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46427910

Reminder, earlier this yr:

YouTube has taken down Amos Yee’s channel. Yee, a Singapore blogger and content creator who recently fled to the US for political asylum,  announced the news of his YouTube shut down on his Facebook, adding that his channel was taken down due to his pro-pedophilia views.

The move followed after a trade organisation, the US Toy Association, pulled its ads from YouTube after one of its campaigns were found on Yee’s channel, BBC reported. According to SCMP, the ad ran on a playlist called “paedophilia is life” on Yee’s channel.  Prior to the removal, Yee’s account had around 40,000 subscribers, the SCMP report added.

A YouTube spokesperson confirmed to Marketing that Yee’s videos and channel were terminated because it violated YouTube’s content community guidelines. It was not in reaction to brand safety.

Currently, YouTube’s Community Guidelines explicitly prohibit any type of activity that sexualises minors. This policy has always been in place, the spokesperson said. The specific policy states: “Uploading, commenting, or engaging in any type of activity that sexualises minors will immediately result in an account termination.”

https://www.marketing-interactive.com/youtube-shuts-down-amos-yees-channel-following-brand-safety-issues/

Goh Meng Seng and these other clowns must be ashamed that they support his right to sprout  pro-pedophilia views. Will Roy, Meng Seng and s/o JBJ help Amos now?

Image result for Goh Meng Seng + banana

Willy Sum: cybernuts’ new hero

In Uncategorized on 03/12/2018 at 10:44 am

Since born-loser Roy Ngerng buggered off to Taiwan to find love, our cybernuts have been looking desperately for a new hero to egg on and cheer on.


Why Roy Ngerng is a born-loser

Taiwanese voters … approved three initiatives to curb gay rights. Taiwan’s constitutional court has ruled that the government must allow some form of gay marriage. The referendum result complicates the government’s undertaking to enforce that ruling.

Economist

Roy is still in an illicit affair.

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Cybernuts now have Willy Sum who allegedly alleged high level govt corruption (but hasn’t yet produced the evidence). For his pains, he had his home ransacked and electronic equipment seized by the police for a possible offence of “criminal defamation” after IMDA lodged a police report. It’s widely believed that this is the first time, a govt agency or department has lodged a report for “criminal defamation”.

But Willy’s he’s cybernut nor is he juz a talk cock, sing song paper warrior. He’s a social activist (like Terry of Terry’s Online Channel) who uses words in place of stones to try to get justice for the helpless.

In Is Singapore a police state?, Teo Soh Lung, another activist, tells us about his work

Willy is a good listener. He spends hours listening to people pouring out their troubles. He writes about their hardship and problems. He highlights the problems they face, occasionally using online platforms like TOC and Transitioning.org. He writes about their inability to cope with the high cost of living, their joblessness and occasionally their brush with the law. He helps them to communicate with relevant ministries and is simply elated when his letters receive the necessary attention and the status of his “clients” is improved. His “clients” are grateful to him and he is happy. He is a sort of the olden days “petition writers” except that he does that all for free.

Recently, he helped Siti, a mother of three with this article published in Transitioning.org: ”Kids taken away from custody of parents by MSF even after negative drug test“.

Siti’s children were removed from her custody by the very ministry that was supposed to help her hold her family together. When everything failed and she was pushed to the wall, Willy came to her rescue. Shortly after the publication of Siti’s letter in Transitioning.org, her three children were reunited with her. Thanks to Transitioning.org and Willy.

Morocco Mole tells me that his cousins in Home Team say Willy should only get a warning not to repeat his allegation about corruption in high places if he repents. Let’s hope this happens and that Willy learns his lesson.

He was doing valuable work helping the helpless and I hope he can return to his valuable, useful work. He should not listen to the cybernut mob cheering, and egging him on: though based on his open letter below, I think he’s going down the path Roy Ngerng took.

This is Willy’s open letter to S’poreans.

Dear Fellow Singaporeans,

It has been a tulmetenous period for both TOC’s Mr Terry Xu and myself, since our undue “arrests” a fortnight ago.

We have been rounded up by top CID officers, possibly under directions from the Commissioner himself! We had our IT equipment seized, the items that have very much been the tools of our fight against modern day oppression and one that brought to light countless discrepancies for public attention and discourse. Otherwise, these contentious issues would go unchallenged and not have brought improvements to the lives of our people.

I was served with a SPF letter dated the day itself, with constant threats of Warrants of Arrest from the Magistrate should I not turn up for questioning on their stipulated day and time. Even the worst suspects have between 2 to 3 weeks to show up for questioning! My personal emails and messages to irrelevant parties like Mr Pritam Singh were also accessed during the “criminal defamation” probe. I feel violated, totally devoid of human dignity and handled like an enemy of the State, akin to the time when Hitler rounded up the Jews for extermination!

What still motivates me to write on social justice issues is the undeniable fact that many pressing matters can be traced to our oligarchy system of governance, which provides little to no checks of an absolute power and State Institutions/Functions have been reduced to a sham! Statements by the establishment to voice out on occurrences we deem suspicious, have been met with threats or the brute force of government agencies.

I am not undermining confidence in the government but that trust has already been eroded since the amendment to the Constitution for a Reserved Presidency, non-committal of the GST hike despite assurances there will not be one until 2025, plummeting housing prices with no solution at sight and not forgetting, the 38 Oxley Rd saga with its many deafening allegations.

Are these the values upon which our Founding Fathers built this Nation? If not, then what happened to them, especially so soon after the demise of Mr LKY? Even as the dust has not yet settled on our case, I urge you to take time to ponder on what kind of society you want for yourselves and if the present system is tenable for your dreams and ideals?

We, the bloggers and civil activists have done all we can in good conscience and often at our own expense and safety, to make heard your voices and fight for what you deserve! We have now been bogged down with lawsuits and criminal charges one after another by the State.

We hope you will continue this strive for a better society and appoint from among yourselves, courageous people to do so as we may not be able to hold on much longer as we wish we could.

#In Good Conscience

Willy Sum

P/S: Willy Sum is a pen name and not representative of anyone.

His mum, Judy Wan emailed TRE as follows

The authorities are alleging that my son and Mr Xu are conspirators to publish the article in question and we having been in constant contact with Mr Xu is simply ridiculous. We do not possess his cell phone number!

If I am not wrong, this is one of the rare time in Singapore’s history that Criminal Defamation had been invoked to deal with two civilians. They were not used previously on The Late Hon. J B Jeyaratnam and Dr Chee Soon Juan.

My son and I were surrounded by police around 2.30pm yesterday at the void deck, which caused a mini commotion among our neighbours sitting below and attracted curious onlookers. We were told to cancel our Grab booking and disallowed to go anywhere.

We were then escorted up by the officers who conveyed to us their intention of seizing our electronics regardless of ownership of the items, armed with court warrants.

In the flat, my son was being queried extensively on his association with a childhood friend, his activist activities and a confirmation of what police had gathered about my son from relatives and friends. My younger siblings contacts and addresses were also taken to facilitate further investigations. I remain disturbed at such excessive surveillance on two very ordinary civilians while criminal investigations on the abandoned “Masarati” case at Senette Estate, cheating by IOC and Cuffz holdings amongst other pressing cases remains inconclusive.

We were treated as though we are big time criminals with absolutely no rights! I wonder why it is legal for the authorities to keep tabs on us while illegal for us to do the same to them?

The IO then brought my son to the staircase landing where they had a “private conversation” and I can second guess where that was leading to. After 2 hours, police proceeded to impound the items and informed us of “consequences” should they uncover anything incriminating from the devices. My son asked for assurances that passwords or other personal info not be divulged to other parties but police were unable to provide the confirmation.

State-approved media later spun the story out of context in the evening, implying that people can lose faith in the PAP following this publication when no one has even step forward to claim so! The only barometer to gauge this will be conclusion of the next General Elections.

I vividly recalled Ms Sylvia Lim’s speeches on the 38 Oxley Rd saga and the amendment to the Presidential Election, to halt “tampering” with the Constitution and “safeguard” the Public Institutions before it is too late! Is that considered defamatory as well?

I am only a low wage admin worker drawing a meagre salary and took 11 months to painstakingly save up $680 to plan a small scale celebration for my birthday next Friday. This has presently been destroyed yesterday once police disallowed us to leave the Country and UOB refusing to refund the money paid.

I understand State strategy to be draining the financial resources of litigants until they are crushed into pleading guilty!

My son has since taken ill from this undue episode with gastronomic condition and massive migraine! He will be requesting a later date for statement taking as he is not in the right frame to do a recording at the moment.

I feel very distressed and vulnerable going through this alone as my religious community is based overseas and have no one to turn to after my husband died 7 years back. Does not help with no safeguards in the law to guarantee my son and I will not be arrested when we step out of the house for breakfast tomorrow morning?

Entitled, ugly S’porean

In Uncategorized on 30/11/2018 at 10:10 am

KPKBing about 6-month wait to see specialist in Changi General Hospital. He refuses to try to make an appt at some other public hospital because he lives in Tampines and wants convenience of CGH.

Well then sit down and shut up.

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Health, mentioned in Parliament last week that the median waiting time for new subsidised specialist appointments has improved from 28 days in 2013 to 22 days in the first half of this year.

My personal experience did not seem to show this. On Nov 20, I happened to call Changi General Hospital (CGH) for an appointment for my chronic neck pain as a new subsidised patient referred by a clinic under the Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas).

To my surprise, the earliest appointment is on May 23, 2019, exactly 180 days of waiting to see a specialist.

In disbelief, I asked the staff member to double-check because I thought it is impossible that the waiting time is so long.

Unhappy anti-PAP user of SingHealth

Reminds me of an anti-PAP heavy user of SingHealth. He says he does not expect to have to wait to see a specialist once he has registered. I asked him if he ever had to wait to see a private specialist: he kept quiet. I later upset him by telling him that I no longer had to wait to see the GP in Marine Parade Polyclinic. At the appointed time, I see the doctor. What I didn’t tell him is that I scheduled the appointment at 2 pm: first one to see doctor.

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Disney Princesses Today

In Uncategorized on 28/11/2018 at 10:55 am

Check out the creator on FB https://www.facebook.com/evacomics/photos/a.10151827944278315/10156129252548315/?type=3&eid=ARBwpqMLSZKM1BzQjPsOYqHXzXnYn_phhHiwphah7Tl33RGYbXr1MjuIoXUHLCZx7aN0ogeYDSoEPQ8C&__tn__=EEHH-R

When Trump is right about lying media

In Uncategorized on 25/11/2018 at 10:45 am

OK sort of.

Look at this and tell me if Trump loves polluting the atmosphere as the media alleges?. I mean he’s a lot more green that the EU and Grandpa Xi. His bark (He is sceptical about climate change and loves “beautiful, clean” coal) is worse than his bite.

Real meritocracy at work

In Uncategorized on 24/11/2018 at 10:56 am

The real “natural aristocrats” not the PAP version as exemplified by the PAP yesterday.

Denise Coates

Ownself pay ownself 220m £220m last year but it’s her own money.

Bet365 was established by Ms Coates in 2000, when she started to transform a small chain of betting shops in Stoke in central England owned by her father Peter, into an online betting giant.

She realised punters were avoiding shops and betting on mobile devices. Meanwhile, online gambling bans in other major countries, such as the US, China and India, had made Europe home to the world’s biggest companies for placing wagers via the internet.

FT

Btw she has a first-class degree in econometrics from a red brick Uk university.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

She

was born in Chicago’s South Side, to a poor but aspirational and tightly knit family who poured every spare dollar and iota of energy into their children — even while her father, a boiler engineer, struggled with multiple sclerosis. That parental support, along with her penchant for obsessive planning, propelled her to a selective “magnet” high school, then Princeton and Harvard Law School, on scholarships. She returned to Chicago as a lawyer at Sidley Austin, seemingly destined for a stable, prosperous, middle class life — a striking feat, in itself, for a black woman from the wrong side of the tracks.

Her life famously changed when she was asked to mentor another upwardly mobile black Harvard Law School student, Barack Obama.

Donald Trump

OK he became a billionaire because of pa’s money and connections. But remember his casinos etc went under and he had to sell his yacht and Trump One. But he reinvented himself as reality tv star, and with help from Deutsche Bank (His cos owed money to Wall St’s finest who didn’t want to know him after his cos went bankrupt) regained billionaire status, and then became POTUS beating the shit out of Hilary Clinton who behaved like a PAP aristocrat.

Joint first assistant secretary-generals lah, ST (Updated)

In Uncategorized on 22/11/2018 at 4:32 pm

Updated to reflect constructive, nation-building media  breaking story and some more boasting from me

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is set to be named by the People’s Action Party (PAP) as its first assistant secretary-general on Friday (Nov 23), paving the way for him to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as the country’s top leader, a senior party leader and several cadres confirmed to TODAY.

What I predicted in 2015: The next PM has been unveiled

My original post earlier today

Joint first assistant secretary-generals lah, ST

That’s what Secret Squirrel told me when I told him

Singaporeans will get a good indication of who is most likely to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as People’s Action Party (PAP) leader and the country’s fourth prime minister tomorrow.

Sources said that the party’s top decision-making body met last night to finalise its choice of who fills the crucial post of first assistant secretary-general.

[…]

The choice for first assistant secretary-general appears to have narrowed down to two contenders: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, and Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, 49.

Constructive, nation-building ST

Secret Squirrel’s side-kick, Morocco Mole, reminded me that Darth Shah told the plebs not to read too much in coming changes to the PAP’s politburo.

And do remember that PM has the hindsight of knowing that Goh Cock Tong was a lame duck PM from the day he became PM because everyone knew who his successor would be even if it took 14 yrs to happen.

Somehow I doubt PM would like to be like Goh in that respect.

Joint first assistant secretary-generals lah, ST

In Uncategorized on 22/11/2018 at 10:57 am

That’s what Secret Squirrel told me when I told him

Singaporeans will get a good indication of who is most likely to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as People’s Action Party (PAP) leader and the country’s fourth prime minister tomorrow.

Sources said that the party’s top decision-making body met last night to finalise its choice of who fills the crucial post of first assistant secretary-general.

[…]

The choice for first assistant secretary-general appears to have narrowed down to two contenders: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, and Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, 49.

Constructive, nation-building ST

Secret Squirrel’s side-kick, Morocco Mole, reminded me that Darth Shah told the plebs not to read too much in coming changes to the PAP’s politburo.

And do remember that PM has the hindsight of knowing that Goh Cock Tong was a lame duck PM from the day he became PM because everyone knew who his successor would be even if it took 14 yrs to happen.

Somehow I doubt PM would like to be like Goh in that respect.

Crazy Rich Asians: Money talks, BS walks

In Uncategorized on 20/11/2018 at 4:27 pm

“Crazy Rich Asians” is the top-grossing romantic comedy in 10 years. As at 1 Oct 2018, it “pulled in more than US$165 million through Sept. 30 at the box office in US and Canada, the world’s largest movie market.”

https://qz.com/1408252/crazy-rich-asians-is-now-the-top-grossing-rom-com-in-10-years/

A Google search this afternoon says it has grossed US$235.1 million.

Bollywood banging balls.

Our Taliban Christians will be cheering for Trump’s VP

In Uncategorized on 19/11/2018 at 10:26 am

Mr Pence’s appeal to Christianity in Asia at the end of his Apec speech also caused many in his audience to cringe.

FT

What he really said

As an Indo-Pacific nation, the United States is proud to be a part of this great story, and we’ll continue to write new chapters, with resolve and with faith — faith in the people who call this vast expanse home, and the boundless capacity of every individual to achieve their dreams; faith in our most cherished principles, and in the vision that we share for this region of the world. And lastly, I believe that we go with faith that, as we labor for a free and open Indo-Pacific, we do not work alone.

Not far from here, in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea, I am told, sits one of this country’s national treasures — a King James Bible, more than 400 years old. (Applause.) Before it made its way here, it passed through my home state of Indiana. It calls to mind the rich and diverse traditions of culture and faith that characterize this vast region of the world. And on that foundation, I believe we can be confident that our vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific will prevail. For, as it says in that old book, “where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (Applause.)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-vice-president-pence-2018-apec-ceo-summit-port-moresby-papua-new-guinea/

Wah Meng Seng so confident of winning GRC/ Tan Cheng Bock

In Uncategorized on 14/11/2018 at 2:14 pm

Our management software is ready and we won’t be held ransom by PAP attempt to control the management software

Goh Meng Seng

Or juz clowning around like Desmond Lim and Pwee?

Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) chairman Desmond Lim said his party has remained active in the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC since the 2015 GE , which saw the SDA garnering about 27 per cent of the vote in the constituency, an eight-percentage-point drop from its 2011 GE performance. “We’ve conducted our regular house to house visits, attending to resident’s needs and requests. We are ready for any snap elections,” said Mr Lim, 51.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary-general Benjamin Pwee, 50, said it was premature to speculate when the next GE will be, but he said: “The DPP stands ever ready to field good credible candidates for the coming GE.”

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/pm-lee-hints-timing-next-ge-saying-pap-has-only-two-years-prepare-it

More likely to be clowning around.

Seriously, these guys want Dr Tan Cheng Bock to lend them his credibility with people who vote PAP but who are open-minded about changing their minds?

No wonder he is keeping quiet, real quiet: My predictions about Spastics’ League.

I don’t think he wants to tarnish his legacy (and money) on clowns like these guys and Lim Tean: Lim Tean where are yr durians?

 

Only America will visitors be asked if they are terrorists

In Uncategorized on 14/11/2018 at 10:52 am

The Esta (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is an online US form, which some foreigners can use to waive their need for a full US visa.

One of the questions reads: “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?”

One Scottish lady ticked “Yes”, by mistake she claimed.

Read whay happened next at https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45678517.

It wasn’t pretty but sure is black comedy at its finest.

Teachers here not as respected as those in China, M’sia, Taiwan and even NZ

In Uncategorized on 12/11/2018 at 4:12 pm

S’poreans think teachers are “very mediocre people” isit?

If teachers want to have high status they should work in classrooms in China, Malaysia or Taiwan, because an international survey suggests these are the countries where teaching is held in the highest public esteem.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46063947

S’pore is only at number 10 because money talks, BS walks? A person is respected here because of the size of their salaries: https://www.todayonline.com/big-read/big-read-invisible-people-class-conscious-society

Top 10 for teacher status

  1. China
  2. Malaysia
  3. Taiwan
  4. Russia
  5. Indonesia
  6. South Korea
  7. Turkey
  8. India
  9. New Zealand
  10. Singapore

Remember

that those in the private sector earning less than $1m are “very mediocre people”. And that the PAP only chose ministers from the private sector if they were earning $1m or more.

Ex-PM’s money obsession causing PAP problems

Anyone using money to distinguish between “mediocre” and “not mediocre” people is thinking in terms “of people in terms of social class or income”.

Don’t tell us, tell ex-PM, Indranee Rajah

As https://www.todayonline.com/big-read/big-read-invisible-people-class-conscious-society shows, status and money is very intertwined here, and it’s easy to blame the PAP for this. But maybe the PAP itself is a victim, not the creator of this culture?

What do you think?

No, not S’pore

In Uncategorized on 11/11/2018 at 3:41 pm

But the u/m story sounds so S’porean because it reminded me that five nsmen have had police reports filed against them for allegedly sharing unauthorised photographs of an accident in a training exercise which resulted in the death of a fellow nsman on social media websites.

Bill Cason has been a pilot for more than 20 years, and is president of the Federal Flight Deck Officers Association – although, because of the programme’s rules, cannot say whether he is an FFDO himself.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43377461

Pilots allowed to carry guns in planes in the US are known as Federal Flight Deck Officers.

How Harvard “fixes” Crazy Smart Asians

In Uncategorized on 06/11/2018 at 10:22 am

Says that they are not likeable, so will not be good students.

Further to this Trump supports Crazy Smart Asians, at the trial that began in Boston to determine if Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans, the plaintiffs point out that Asian applicants to Harvard do brilliantly on academic tests but mysteriously terribly on subjective measures such as likeability.

S’poreans who stage walk-out show why they are still sheep

In Uncategorized on 05/11/2018 at 3:02 pm

The staff of Google S’pore are no sheep on the face of it because they walked out last Thursday to protest against the company’s handling of cases of alleged sexual misconduct. When have S’poreans got the balls to strike? Last strike here was when FTs working at SMRT went on strike. Moreover as Reuters staff showed, even gathering to hold placards on their employer’s premises is an invitation for the police to come pay a visit.


Last Strike/ FTs lead the Way

SMRT: Better not take the bus

SMRT did not brief FT drivers on labour law?

TRE says it all about Ong Ye Kung, NTUC & SMRT

Ong Really PM Material?

Ong Ye Kung: A study in failure

Why he really could still be next PM

“Experts” wrong to write-off Ong as next PM

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But they are still S’porean sheep, because Google employees round the world walked out last Thursday  to protest against the company’s handling of cases of alleged sexual misconduct. If the S’pore office didn’t join in …

Actually, because of the time zone, the S’pore office was the first in the Empire to stage a walkout. Imagine if the Singkies had decided to continue working …

Crazy Rich Ganga User jailed for another yr

In Uncategorized on 05/11/2018 at 10:00 am

In Yet another Crazy Rich Asian druggie has gd lawyer, I blogged about how Metro scion Ong Jenn had a good lawyer that got him off on a lesser charge than what the prosecution wanted.

The prosecution appealed saying he should be convicted of abetting to traffic drug. But a High  Court judge dismissed the appeal against the conviction and against Ong’s reduced charges, to rule that he should not be convicted of abetting to traffic drugs.

But as for the prosecution’s appeal against the sentence, the judge agreed that the should jail term extended by a year to three years.

Even in S’pore where “Money talks, BS walks”, money can’t get a person everything.

Crazy Rich Fools?

In Uncategorized on 04/11/2018 at 4:25 pm

Those who buy and use iPhones.

Apple does pretty well charging customers more money for fancier versions of existing products. There is indeed no fool like a fool addicted to the persistent tapping of a blue-lit screen.

FT’s Letter from Lex

Sounds like TRE cybernut’s “good” twin

In Uncategorized on 03/11/2018 at 3:03 pm

Or is it “evil” twin of TRE cybernut rabble rouser? You decide. Whatever, juz as nutty and moronic as TRE cybernut?

What matters most is the will to carry on what has been laid down by our founding fathers.
To the 30% who are agitating against our various programs such as our CPF, our housing programs – HDB – health, education as well as our law enforcement it would be better if they sit back to compare the other countries that do not have these in place.

Countries run by corruption, cronyism insecurity with so called freedom and demoncracy to change the government moving from bad to worst.

Countries that the voters are taken for a ride with manifestos that can’t be implemented (a manifestos that even the head of the new government admitted were false).
Many of us like myself had gone thru the dark days of riots jobless empty stomach and had had better jobs security and all the good things albeit not the super luxurious life.

We can’t afford and should never allow corruption and mismanagement of funds especially the Town Council as these are our money by those who were elected to safeguard these funds.

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He was responding to Singapore Matters (As TOC and TRE are to anti-PAP cybermuts, this site is to pro-PAP nuts

Our forefathers toiled with their hands to build a good home for us. They made many sacrifices and upheld the highest standard of integrity to make this possible.

That highest standard of integrity and incorruption has given us a competitive advantage over our neighbours and brought us to where we are today.

AGO regularly audits and highlights lapses, without fear or favour, to maintain integrity in our institutions.

Similarly, ALL town councils have to be audited by their own appointed independent auditors. There is no exception.

Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council, for example, appointed Ernst & Young LLP as their independent auditor.

The best of systems can only be as robust as the people want it to be.

When we get angry and offended by those who seek to uphold integrity in our institutions, and vilify them, we have to ask ourselves: which direction do we want Singapore to go.

Do we want to maintain a high standard of integrity or do we want to lower it and celebrate wrongdoing instead?

LGBT rights campaigner happy that gays suffer UK court defeat

In Uncategorized on 31/10/2018 at 9:56 am

In the UK, Peter Tatchell is a LGBT rights campaigner that has campaigned for yrs and yrs for LBGT rights, but recently he upset many gays when he welcomed a court decision that many gays and their opponents took as a defeat for the cause.

In Gays versus Taliban Christians etc I wrote

[W]e have Pink Dot and friends who are calling for boycott of IKEA here (https://atans1.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/pink-dot-lgbt-militants-score-own-goal/) for being gay “unfriendly”. And the u/m shows gay overreach in the UK where gay marriages are legal:

“Gay prejudicing,” is the Sun’s headline to the story about a Christian-run bakery being found guilty of discrimination after refusing to decorate a cake with the slogan “support gay marriage”.

For the Express, it’s “hardly a victory for common sense or for live-and-let-live… Since when is it a crime for a private company to turn down work?”

The Mail says that Belfast Judge Isobel Brownlie might have been applying the letter of the law but argues it raises questions about the balance between gay and religious rights. “Indeed, it highlights the argument for a conscience clause, protecting believers from being forced to go against the teachings of their faith,” it says.

Given that the bakers had not refused to serve the customer because he was gay but because its owners disagreed with the slogan, the Daily Telegraph asks whether the bakery’s stance was “discrimination against gays or an assertion of the right to free speech?”

It adds: “Imagine if a Muslim printer was forced to produce a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.”

Well recently, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Christian-owned bakery in Northern Ireland that refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage, which remains illegal in the province. Peter Tatchell said it was “a victory for common sense” upsetting many gays.

I like the judges reasoning. The judges found that the bakers

— had not refused to serve the customer who ordered the cake on the basis of his sexuality; and

— so were justified on free-speech grounds in not baking the message he wanted displayed on it.

The militant gays were saying that the refusal to make a cake with the ordered slogan was the same as putting out a landlord putting out a sign saying

No blacks or Irish need apply

This is illegal in the UK, though not here.

The judges put paid to that line of reasoning by saying that the bakers had not discriminated against customer who ordered the cake on the basis of his sexuality, and so were entitled to refuse to bake a cake with the slogan the hay wanted.

Why S377A is a gate worth storming, or defending/ Legal basis of repeal

In Uncategorized on 23/10/2018 at 5:16 am

Hawkergate* (thankfully because the focus has shifted to a bread-and-kaya issue not air fairy human rights) has made anti-PAP S’poreans especially the cybernuts forget about the attempt to repeal 377A. So let’s spend a few minutes (only a few) to reflect on why the zealots on both sides of the Pink line think the row is very impt. And why most of us are boh chap the issue, unlike on Hawkergate.

The attempt to repeal section 377A in the Penal Code is the mother of all battles for the Talinanites of both sides because a victory for the repealers will open the mountain pass, or the gate of the fortress or Great Wall to the “barbarians” as the other side sees them. Of course, the stormers say history is on their side and objectively they are right.


Other Gay Suff

Male gays here: On “permanent” parole

Gays versus Taliban Christians etc

Oppressed to Oppressor: Pastor Khong describes Christianity’s evolution, not the gays’ agenda

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For those who fight for the retention of S377A, they know (rightly) that the “barbarians” (or “progressives”) will then fight for legal same-sex marriage. This will then lead to same-sex married couples becoming eligible to buy HDB flats and govt grants. It’s all about money, ain’t it?

….Then it will lead to toilet issues like man cross-dresses to woman’s attire entering women’s toilet, education system and curriculum, neighbours, etc and will lead to many other issues. Hence, it is better to keep 377A status quo. What they do privately in their bedrooms is their business.

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So the fight to retain 377A is to head off the legalisation of gay marriages in the future. S377A has to be repealed first. If it’s repealed tomorrow, one less barrier or hurdle to overcome.

Onto the legal basis of the challenge

The lawyers of Johnson Ong who is taking legal action to repeal the law which criminalises sex between two men,  Mr Eugene Thuraisingam and Mr Suang Wijaya

will highlight the concept of human dignity, which was not argued in a previous challenge filed four years ago.

They will argue that Section 377A “violates human dignity”, and that sexual orientation “is unchangeable or suppressible at unacceptable personal cost”.

They will adduce expert evidence, which was also not led in the 2014 case that was struck down. They include proof that same-gender sexual orientation (including identity, behaviour, and attraction), and variations in gender identity and gender expression are “a part of the normal spectrum of human diversity and do not constitute a mental disorder”.

If established that sexual orientation is unchangeable or suppressible, they will argue that the criminalising of consensual sex is a violation of human dignity and breaches Article 9(1) of the Constitution, which states “no one shall be deprived of life and personal liberty save in accordance with law”.

The lawyers will also argue that there have been many changes and legal developments around the world since the October 2014 challenge was struck down.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/dj-has-file-his-evidence-challenging-section-377a-nov-20

I wish them well but point out that the predecessor of s377A was the law of the land long before the Con was enacted. The Indian case is not binding on our courts, as the lawyers know. Besides it’s an Indian, not an ang moh ruling: even for our ethnic Indian judges.


*The Hard Truth about hawker food: Link edited at 7.30am after first publication

Trump supports Crazy Smart Asians

In Uncategorized on 21/10/2018 at 10:14 am

The Trump administration has filed an amicus brief in support of the organisation bringing this case against Harvard

The plaintiffs say that if race was not considered, and if admissions were only based on grades alone, twice as many Asian pupils would be admitted because they perform well academically.

The case is expected to shed light on admissions practices at universities. Courts have previously allowed universities to examine race as a factor in order to promote diversity on campus, a practice known as affirmative action, or “reverse discrimination”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45868788

The interesting thing about this American Asian (ethnic Chinese in the main) group is that it is a minority group claiming that some applicants are unfairly losing out on places because of the efforts to maintain diversity among other minorities.

Robin Hood banker

In Uncategorized on 20/10/2018 at 5:16 am

But he’s Italian and not from Sherwood Forest in England. And there’s a happy ending, some what.

An Italian bank manager who robbed from the rich to give to the poor has narrowly escaped going to prison.

Gilberto Baschiera was the bank manager in the small mountain town of Forni di Sopra, where he stole about €1m (£0.9m) over seven years.

He took small amounts from wealthy clients and transferred it to those who couldn’t qualify for credit.

But he never pocketed a penny for himself – and avoided going to jail after a plea bargain with authorities.

“I have always thought that in addition to protecting savers, our task was to help those in need,” Baschiera said, according to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45745082

PAP, Sporeans should listen to this robot

In Uncategorized on 19/10/2018 at 1:52 pm

Pepper, a robot based at Middlesex University, working with students and appearing at events, has became the first robot to appear at a UK parliamentary meeting, talking to MPs about the future of artificial intelligence in education. Pepper told MPs:

Robots will have an important role to play – but we will always need the soft skills that are unique to humans to sense, make and drive value from technology.

A Tory MP Lucy Allan joked that Pepper was “better than some of the ministers we have had before us”.

Article at https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45879961

BS: SingPost’s “next working day” delivery statement?Or helping “fix” PAP “opponents”?

In Uncategorized on 18/10/2018 at 11:24 am

The ongoing case against the WP MPs etc reminded me that about three weeks ago, I posted a cheque to a vendor on a Friday morning. On Tueday night he emailed to say he hadn’t received the cheque. He only received it on Thursday.

Delivery Times
Standard Mail Next working day
Non-Standard Mail 3-5 working days

https://www.singpost.com/send-receive/sending-within-singapore/ordinary-mail-local

My envelope enclosing cheque Non-Standard Mail is it?

Or delivery times not applicable for posting in private housing estate in Marine Parade GRC for delivery in HDB area in Pasir Ris isit?

Or maybe my vendor lives in a part of Pasir Ris that is part of Aljunied GRC and postmen don’t feel safe venturing into WP territory? Or SingPost joining in the alleged “fixing” of WP?

Another case. Two Mondays ago, I posted a cheque to a publisher who publishes books that the PAP administration does not like: Quiet activist looking at his bank statement and smiling.

On Wednesday evening, I got an email from the co that it had received my cheque: still no next working day delivery. But an improvement. So my delayed post to Pasir Ris could be an honesrt mistake, or because that part of Pasir Ris is WP territory?

What do you think?

 

 

 

How to react to PAP’s prognosis of doom and gloom

In Uncategorized on 18/10/2018 at 5:28 am

But first, why take IMF’s & other int’l bodies forecastswith a large pinch of salt

Forecasting is not really the IMF’s forte, while pessimism is. Every growth forecast since 2009 for the UK economy has undershot the actual result, often by a significant margin. The warning of misery ahead is widely reported, but is really no more likely to be right than the average bank economist. It’s not only the IMF which finds misery gets more coverage. In 2007, the WWF estimated that the world had five years to avoid catastrophic climate change. In 2011 the International Energy Agency gave us five years. By last year the United Nations’ tame expert reckoned we had only three. Now the grand-daddy of the doomsters, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, reckons we have 12 years to mend our sinful ways. At least the trend is encouraging.

FT’s sardonic Neil Collins

Likewise take the PAP administrations prognosis of doom and gloom for S’pore and voters if the “right” policies are not followed (Ie must Pay and Pay for ministers and public gds, must have FTs by cattle-truck load, and PAP must be have policitcal hegemony) with a larger pinch of salt.

Yet another Crazy Rich Asian druggie has gd lawyer

In Uncategorized on 16/10/2018 at 11:18 am

Looks like Crazy Rich Asians want to flaunt their drug taking habits and their ability to get the best lawyers to get them out of trouble.

Last week we had this: Crazy Rich Asian’s excuse for taking drugs. Her lawyer argued unsuccessfully that her kid’s and her parents divorce made her into an acid head. She’s appealing the sentence.

Yesterday we learnt that another Crazy Rich Asian consumed about 350g of illegal drugs a month (Morocco Mole tells me that that’s a lot) with a High Court judge pointing out that the supply he had and planned to get would have lasted him more than two months based on this consumption.

More from our constructive, nation-building media

A High Court judge on Monday (Oct 15) dismissed the prosecution’s appeal against Metro family scion Ong Jenn, agreeing with a District Court ruling that he should not be convicted of abetting to traffic in drugs.

Ong, a business development manager with Metro Holdings, is serving a two-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted possession of controlled drugs.

Arguing that the 43-year-old should be convicted of the original charges of abetting to traffic controlled drugs, the prosecution appealed against his reduced charges as well as the sentence imposed on those reduced charges.

On May 12 last year, Ong admitted to the attempted possession of controlled drugs charges after a six-day trial. Back then, District Judge Jasvender Kaur agreed with Ong’s argument that the drugs — 92.68g of cannabis and 385.1g of cannabis mixture — were solely for his own consumption.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/appeal-against-metro-scion-ong-jenns-acquittal-drug-trafficking-abetment-charges-dismissed

US thrashing China in war of the indexes

In Uncategorized on 16/10/2018 at 6:53 am

Trump Triumphant.

After rising 22% in 2017, the CSI 300, an index of some of the largest companies listed on the Chinese mainland, has tumbled by the same amount so far this year.

Meanwhile S&P 500 is still up 3.5% on the year.

Trump is beating the **** out of Xi.

Crazy Rich Asian’s excuse for taking drugs

In Uncategorized on 14/10/2018 at 10:19 am

But first, she could have killed or injured people by

driving her car — a Toyota Vellfire — onto a kerb along Newton Road. It collided into a central divider and hit a traffic light.

She caused the lamp post near the traffic light to fall, blocking the opposite side of the road.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/socialite-daughter-hour-glass-founders-gets-jail-fine-drug-consumption-traffic-offences?fbclid=IwAR3xWiXsP2PQ9zAndVRC6UZTVkic0FznHC_5RxRmsMWc8ae3oMivn5d5Gow

Who she?

The socialite daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass was sentenced to 22 months’ jail and a S$1,000 fine by the District Court on Thursday (Oct 11) for drug consumption and driving without due care.

Audrey Tay has also been disqualified from driving for 18 months. She is fined in default of a one-week imprisonment for the traffic offence.

In August, the 45-year-old pleaded guilty to four counts of consuming and possessing ketamine as well as for driving without due care.

Five other charges, which include consumption and possession of drugs such as methamphetamine and ketamine, were taken into consideration for sentencing.

As she has money

She is appealing against the sentence and has been granted bail. Her bail Pleading for leniency on Thursday, defence lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam said that pyschiatric reports showed that Tay was suffering from depression due to her “oldest daughter’s rejection” of her.

The ST report of the same speech said that he said she was badly affected by her parents’ divorce in 2010.

Related post:A Really Crazy Rich Asian

 

FTs benefit S’pore: Sarong Party Gals surveyed?

In Uncategorized on 08/10/2018 at 1:00 pm

More young people feel S’pore benefits from FTs.

Quoting a survey from the even more constructive, nation-building  Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), ST reported” more young people in Singapore feel that the country has benefited from the presence of foreign talent”.
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Three cheers for TOC
Three cheers for TOC for spotting that the survey is from 2016 and was reported only after Ong Ye Kung talked cock on need for FTs.
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The IPS survey found 62.5% of 19 to 30-year-olds believe skilled workers who come here from other countries “have contributed to Singapore’s development”, compared to 45.4% in 2010.

Juz wondering if the survey participants were Sarong Party Gals interviewed while doing pub crawls with their ang moh boy friends?

 

 

 

 

 

Bus driver says complain to LTA about bus sign problem

In Uncategorized on 07/10/2018 at 10:48 am

On Saturday at about 9.20am, a bus whose service number (31) was not visible unless one was standing very close to it was at the bus stand along Marine Parade Rd near the Roxy Htl. When I boarded it, I told the driver that the light panel illuminating the bus number was faulty. A true blue S’pore uncle he told me in perfect English to tell LTA. Others had also complained he said.

I asked him why he couldn’t tell LTA. He said they wouldn’t listen to him. He also explained that the bus (SBS 30006R) was operated by LTA.

Strange that the operator does not listen to its bus driver. Or could it be that true blue S’porean driver bo chap?

Germans are really smart

In Uncategorized on 06/10/2018 at 4:30 am

Audi, BMW Mercedes began robo car trials recently in China, in part to test their technologies on the country’s often-chaotic highways.

Neanwhile Google and other US cos test their cars primarily in places like Phoenix, Arizonia because the streets are in a grid pattern, and traffic is moderate.

Going to uni in UK is so expensive

In Uncategorized on 05/10/2018 at 4:25 am

The Sunday Times has news of an unusual development at a freshers’ fair.

It reports that alongside the usual stands for campaign groups and hockey teams, last week’s event at Brighton University also featured a table run by a sex workers’ outreach project.

The project said more students than ever were turning to sex work because of rising fees and its role was to offer support without judgement.

But one feminist activist has condemned the group’s presence, accusing it of pitching prostitution as a desirable lifestyle – “equivalent to joining the rowing club”.

Some wimmin got no sense of humour.

 

Ang moh horse is really a Crazy Rich Asian?

In Uncategorized on 04/10/2018 at 8:07 am

[T]he Mail on Sunday charts the progress being made by Britain’s first guide horse.

One-year-old Digby – an American Miniature – is still in training but he can already seek out post boxes and push the buttons on pedestrian crossings.

His future owner, a blind BBC journalist from Blackburn, is planning to take Digby to work, to restaurants and even out clubbing.

The horse’s trainer says he’s also a good shopper – but it appears that even Digby has his limits.

“I took him to a department store and he pulled out a pair of khaki trousers and two tops with his lips,” she tells the paper.

“They were lovely, but the price made my eyes water.”

BBC

NY loves Crazy Rich Asians

In Uncategorized on 02/10/2018 at 6:38 am

Amazon says so.

The Crazy Rich Asians novel trilogy is being sold in Amazon 4-star. This is a store in NY where Amazon’s best-selling and most highly rated items, from $4 batteries to $1,300 laptops, are sold. The NY store, just opened, is the first such 4-star store.

A Really Crazy Rich Asian

In Uncategorized on 30/09/2018 at 10:23 am

Who juz happens to be low-class, violent and arrogant, most unlike Eleanor Young, even if they are of the same age cohort.

A 73-year-old woman, Shi Ka Yee, will be jailed for four weeks’ and disqualified from driving for six months for punching a motorist who had refused to make way for her red Ferrari. She lost her appeal against the original sentence.

Taz not all

A 73-year-old Ferrari driver who has repeatedly landed in legal trouble over road rage incidents was back in court on Tuesday (14 August).

Shi Ka Yee had been upset over her neighbour having hired workers to trim the branches of a rain tree growing on her Astrid Hill property and removed the key from the crane the workers were using, leaving one of them trapped in its basket. In a separate incident, she attempted to flee from the police in her car after having consumed alcohol while at the Grand Hyatt hotel.

At the State Courts, Shi pleaded guilty to one count of wrongful confinement, one count of committing a rash act to endanger the personal safety of others and one count of drink driving. She agreed to have three similar counts taken into consideration for her sentencing – the date for which has not been set.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/ferrari-driver-admits-trapping-worker-crane-rash-act-drink-driving-072203533.html

Time for her to be confined in our very own Arkham?

[W]hat Woodbridge is to S’pore, Arkham is to Gotham City. For those who are wondering, the Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane, called Arkham Asylum or juz Arkham is where many of Batman’s opponents are locked up for treatment.

M Ravi apologises for assaults after pleading guilty

Don’t anyhow fill in forms/ Don’t use a tablet to fill in online forms

In Uncategorized on 30/09/2018 at 5:57 am

Mandie, from Falkirk in Scotland and a cancer patient

had to postpone a bucket list trip to New York after she accidentally labelled herself a terrorist on her visa waiver form.

The online application asked if she was seeking to or had ever engaged in terrorist activities or genocide.

[She] mistakenly answered “yes”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45678517

To be fair to her

Mandie said she first attempted to fill in the form on her tablet, but it had crashed – so she tried again at work the next day.

She said: “I believe I ticked ‘no’ and then when I have scrolled down to click confirm, I think it has nudged and moved. That’s the story I’m sticking to.

 

Napoleon’s rival in school thwarted his global ambition

In Uncategorized on 28/09/2018 at 5:46 am

At the siege of Acre, the opposing commander was Napoleon’s former classmate, Antoine de Phélippeaux. They were rivals in artillery school. Napoleon was eventually forced to break off the siege and retreat all the way back to Egypt, ending all his ambitions in the Orient.

WP: Spot on Bayee/ Lim Tean’s first anniversary of BSing

In Uncategorized on 26/09/2018 at 10:37 am

Singaporeans want an opposition but are “very discerning in the type of opposition they seek. In my view, it is not wise to pursue any approach that does not establish firmer foundations for a permanent and institutionalised opposition in Singapore.

Pritam Singh, Wankers’ Party Sec Gen

(For the context of his comments read: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/wp-chief-pritam-singh-responds-activist-select-committees-treatment-historian-thum)

Can’t argue with him on this point. Think Mad Dog, Lim Tean, Meng Seng where are yr durians?

September 2017 was the deadline for Lim Tean’s jobs rally and defamation video. Remember he claimed then he raised the $ for these.

He claims to have successfully raised money from the public for three projects. But then no picture, no sound: No, Lim Tean hasn’t absconded.

Neither can I argue with Bayee’s point that defending PJ Thum against PAP “bullying” was not a good option (my choice of words not his). He said 

this episode may not be the best one to use as a barometer for the WP’s stance against bullying.

Let’s face it, even rational fan boys of PJ admit that he misrepresented his credentials. They argue that Oxford doesn’t seem to be bothered, why should the PAP and us? Which beg the questions, “What else has he misrepresented? And we don’t know about?”

My take on PJ: he gilded the lily, got caught and the PAP squeezed his balls really hard:  What Oxford really says about PJ Thum and Project Southeast Asia

More evidence that being anti-PAP is bad for yr mental health

In Uncategorized on 24/09/2018 at 1:22 pm

When I saw TOC’s headline  “Are Singaporeans “crybabies”* who get the government they deserve?” I wondered who the writer was: turned out to be Augustine Low, a sensible chap.

So I read it. Turned out to be rubbish because he assumes the KPKBing is coming from the 70% (without presenting any evidence) rather from the usual suspects among the 30%: the cybernuts.


Dissatisfaction? What dissatisfaction?

Blackbox Research’s Govt Satisfaction Index is still around the 80% mark (78 in August and 79 in the previous two months), so waz this BS about unhappy S’poreans that even an ex-ST tua kee is KPKBing about?  Smell the smoke? From Indonesia or from the PAP & cybernuts?

It’s all about noise amplification: Not ground sour, juz kopi tiam talk amplified lah

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I’m concerned that Augustine Low may be experiencing mental problems like PJ Thum. Remember PJ decided to sabo the anti-PAP cause by inviting Tun Mahathir to “bring democracy to SE Asia: PJ Thum cares about S’pore?

So I hope he reads this which I wrote earlier this yr.

Avoid dementia, don’t be anti-PAP like Meng Seng

When I wrote TOC misrepresents facts yet again, Chris Kuan told me that the writer of the TOC piece I was rubbishing was written by a friend. He was right. I was surprised because when we were in regular contact, he was a sensible person who while he had issues with many policies of the PAP govt (public tpt, healthcare, CPF, pay and pay attitude, ministerial salaries and greedy grassroot leaders) he wasn’t an anti-PAP cybernut, he gave the PAP govt credit where it was due like in education: instilling analytical thinking.

 

Well I sure hope he goes for treatment before he becomes like Goh Meng Seng.

Going by a recent FB exchange, one can reasonably conclude that Goh Meng Seng has a symptom that is a strong indicator of dementia: inability to remember facts.

He forgot who was his team’s proposer at the last GE. He tried to slimeball Terry Xu by asking whether Terry was present at the nomination centre. Terry pointed out that he was his assentor. Goh said that he didn’t notice Terry’s presence because he was really busy that day, and didn’t have time for petty details (read low life).

Then Terry kicked Meng Seng’s balls:

sorry I was not the assentor. I was the proposer. And that’s even worse, cause you should know the importance of the proposer.


Importance of Assentor and Proposer

[A] Proposer and/or Assenter has to sign the nomination papers (and maybe even give an oath before a Commissioner)? This was usually done before entering the nomination center.

So I struggle to understand how a candidate can forget who did or did not show up at the nomination centre. If any of those named in the nomination papers didn’t show up, the nomination papers would have been rejected.

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Reasonable to conclude our very own Wu Sangui:”: Silence of Goh Meng Seng has dementia.

Btw, bit rich of him to want

a more centralised form of leadership

adding

that without discipline, such a coalition equals trouble.

When he was a WP member, he was upset at the WP’s rules on keeping quiet. He left because he said he wanted the freedom to KPKB.

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*alluding to Vlogger Nuseir Yassin, also known as Nas Daily, who branded S’poreans “crybabies” for taking him to task over his videos effusively praising the country, the latest one even calling Singapore “the almost perfect country.”

PAP in charge of LA subway?

In Uncategorized on 23/09/2018 at 1:28 pm

OK, OK only PAP logic in action in LA.

Authorities said the screening would be “voluntary”, but those refusing a scan will not be allowed to travel.

BBC report

Doesn’t the above sound like PAP logic?

Body scanners will be used on the Los Angeles subway to screen passengers for explosives and weapons, the local transport authority has announced.

It is the first mass transport system in the US to adopt the technology.

Portable scanners will be used to screen passengers as they enter stations, without them having to pass through a security checkpoint.

 

What s377A tells us

In Uncategorized on 21/09/2018 at 10:31 am

The orthodoxy of yesterday can be the the heresy of today.

And the orthodoxy of today can be the heresy of tomorrow.

As the Book of Changes says, ”Everything is in flux”.

When Google was racist

In Uncategorized on 21/09/2018 at 4:01 am

Google said it was “appalled and genuinely sorry” when its photo algorithm was discovered to be incorrectly identifying African-Americans as gorillas in 2015.

BBC

OK, OK, it was its photo algo.

The real Black Panther

In Uncategorized on 20/09/2018 at 7:19 am

Nigeria-born (but now based in San Francisco) Adeyemi Ajao is the real Black Panther. A fund co-led him has raised more than US$100m, a first by a black investor.

The San Francisco-based Base10 fundraising of US$137m is the largest for a black-led venture capital fund according to the FT

Why anti-PAPpies should boycott Coke products

In Uncategorized on 18/09/2018 at 4:25 am

Coke’s Asia Pac CEO praises Coca-Cola’s collaboration with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board as exemplary. “I would love to see more of that happening in other markets”.

Update at 6.10am:

Why cybernuts should be cheering and drinking Coke. It’s exploring the cannabis drinks business. PAP govt is anti-cannabis and other such drugs.

Millienal, Gen Z

In Uncategorized on 16/09/2018 at 6:53 am

In case u don’t know, Millienal refers to anyone aged between 21 and 39, while Gen Z counts those up to 20 years of age.

Waz in the name “Yusof Ishak”?

In Uncategorized on 15/09/2018 at 1:36 pm

Yusof Ishak Secondary School to relocate to Punggol in 2021 to boost student numbers

Headline in constructive nation building media

The school is to be moved from NW S’pore (Bukit Batok) to NE S’pore (Punggol) to avoid being closed due to the declining numbers of students in the Bukit Batok area.

The relocation will allow the MOE to “preserve the established history and rich culture of the school” and its “contribution to the teaching fraternity” through the Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE), which it currently hosts.

What “established history and rich culture of the school” that needs preserving? Many a school that were closed despite having an established history and rich culture”: think Pasir Panjang English School (a pre WWII, the first where boys and girls were educated together. My parents were among the first batch, and I later attended Pri 1 there), Siglap Pri (did the rest of pri school education here), Siglap Sec and the first sec school in Toa Payoh.

I for one can think of more cynical reasons for the move.

Can you think what I’m think? Think Indian Muslim becoming Malay president: Anti-PAP Malay that ungrateful meh?.

Even toy has to be Politically Correct

In Uncategorized on 14/09/2018 at 5:29 am

Thomas the Tank Engine is getting a politically correct makeover to stop him running out of steam, the i Weekend reports.

The Times says the changes, which will see the children’s character get a multicultural, gender balanced set of friends, follows a collaboration between the US toymaker Mattel and the UN, aimed at promoting its sustainable development goals.

BBC

But while laughing or sneering at this, do remember:

Every society needs speech codes. It’s nice that women, gay people and ethnic minorities can go to work every day without being abused by bigots.

FT columnist Simon Kuper

Germs: Airport trays worse than the toilets

In Uncategorized on 13/09/2018 at 4:21 am

At least in the UK.

From BBC

Airline passengers are being warned that nasty cold and flu bugs lurk inside the airport trays they put their possessions in before they go through the security machines.

The Daily Mail reports that tests on the trays showed half carried respiratory viruses.

According to the Daily Telegraph, scientists from Nottingham University and Finland found that the trays – often containing shoes and belts as well as detritus from pockets such as used tissues – had more germs than even toilet areas.

No respiratory viruses were found on toilet flush handles, seats or doors – possibly because they are cleaned frequently.

Winning hearts and minds for s377A repeal

In Uncategorized on 12/09/2018 at 10:42 am

The LGBT community and allies have wasted no time in starting to campaign for the repeal of s377A.

I hope they listen to what a Mr Shahani, author of the 2008 book Gay Bombay: Globalisation, Love and (Be)longing in Contemporary India, says about winning “hearts and minds” of the public.

“I don’t think India is homophobic as much as it’s ignorant and we are also fixated on the idea of heterosexual marriage. It’s about widening people’s minds to the idea of love in all its forms.”

Those of us who are boh chap on the issue are joking that we’ll be labeled homophobic for juz being boh chap.

Two cheers for these ang moh hooligans

In Uncategorized on 08/09/2018 at 11:19 am

Mobike gives up on bike hire in Manchester

Chinese company’s European launch suffers widespread vandalism and theft
The above FT headline has me cheering as I’m really getting annoyed with all the hire bicycles littering pathways in the Marine Parade, Siglap area. Yesterday, I put a plastic bag containing my dog’s poo on one of these bikes insteading of bining the plastic bag.
And I’m not the only one annoyed. I see bikes in the Siglap canal at low tide.

Crazy Smart Asians

In Uncategorized on 07/09/2018 at 5:14 am

In July, Ewin Tang, an 18-year-old graduate in computer science and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, made waves in the international computing world by developing a classical computer algorithm that can solve a problem almost as fast as a quantum computer.

The problem involved developing a recommendation engine that suggests products to users based on data about their preferences.

From a BBC story on quantum computers https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45273584

Take Indinero, which sells accounting software. Jessica Mah, the startup’s 28-year-old boss, was born and raised in New York City. She started her first company in middle school and moved to the University of California, Berkeley, to study computer science. After graduating she went to Y Combinator, the prominent boot camp for startups in Mountain View. In 2009 she started Indinero in San Francisco. What could be more Silicon Valley?

https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/09/01/silicon-valley-is-changing-and-its-lead-over-other-tech-hubs-narrowing

Computers can think out-of-the-box

In Uncategorized on 05/09/2018 at 5:50 pm

So there’s no need for humans any more except to build these computers.

I was reading an article in the FT on quantum computing and read that not only can they think out of the box but they are better than humans because of the speed that they can think such tots.

Kirsten Han trying to defecate herself and PJ out of self-made crater

In Uncategorized on 05/09/2018 at 10:06 am

And if as Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole tell me, that he’s as rich as the Youngs of Crazy Rich Asians fame, PJ should employ a better defender and PR woman. With helper like this, he doesn’t need enemies.

In defending him, her spins and rebuttals are full of holes.

First

Contrary to Mr Seah’s assertion, Dr Thum had not asked Dr Mahathir to bring democracy to Singapore, Ms Han said … he had “urged (Mahathir) to take leadership in Southeast Asia for the promotion of democracy, human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of information”, she reiterated.

(Yes I’m using extracts from the constructive, nation-building media)

Excuse isn’t S’pore part of SE Asia. She’s live here and she doesn’t know this? Think S’pore off the coast of Europe isit? Or off Califonia?

So not wrong to argue that PJ really wants the M’sian PM Tun M ” to take leadership for the promotion of democracy, human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of information” in S’pore. We part of SE Asia loh.

And ain’t this asking him “to bring democracy to Singapore”? Given that people like her call S’pore repressive (and getting worse) and PJ had “urged (Mahathir) to take leadership in Southeast Asia for the promotion of democracy, human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of information”.


The potential flippers [people who may vote for Oppo] dislike and mistrust Tun. And here are five ant-PAPpies telling him to free S’pore from the PAP. This may not be the truth but it’s plausible and the PAP is spinning like hell that they want him to free S’pore from the PAP.

.PJ Thum cares about S’pore?


(Aside: M’sian Finance Minister’s escape from a court case had me thinking “Great to know that some things never change in M’sia since Tun became PM all those years ago.” Wondering why PJ Thum didn’t ask Tun to bring his core competencies and skills to the rest of SE Asia?)

Next

Ms Han also noted that Dr Thum’s Facebook post was not about “declaring Singapore a part of Malaysia, but merely a reference to our own history”.

Adding that Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had declared independence from the British on Aug 31, 1963, Ms Han said: “So Aug 31 is an ‘unofficial independence day’ for the people of Singapore. As Lee Kuan Yew said, it signified the end of colonial British rule in Singapore.”

KInda tenious the link between what LKY said in 1963 and did (review a parade) and “So Aug 31 is an ‘unofficial independence day’ for the people of Singapore”.

We were about to join M’sia, so fair to join in the celebrations on 31 August and link it to our becoming free of the ang mohs.

We soon realised that joining M’sia was a bad idea and “an honest mistake” of the PAP. We were then glad that we got kicked of M’sia with so little trouble and no suffering.

And she (cunningly?) ignored PJ Thum’s post on 31 August 2016,which sneered at what LKY did on 31August 1963

50 years ago today: Lee Kuan Yew, frustrated with the delay in the creation of Malaysia, unilaterally announced the independence of Singapore. In a rare show of unity, the international community rolled their eyes and ignored him. Happy 50th Illegal Independence Day, Singapore!

Finally

She also said that the Singaporeans did not attend the meeting with Dr Mahathir “as a collective, but as a group of individuals”.

Sorry I find this impossible to believe given the personal links between four of them, and the personal link between PJ and Tan Wah Piow.

I think it’s time for her and PJ (If they want to show that it’s wrong to surmise that they do “not wish Singapore well”) to do what the last para in SDP’s statement says S’poreans should do

The SDP acknowledges that Mr Seah Kian Peng has apologised for his erroneous statement on his FB where he had involved our party in a controversy over a meeting some Singaporean activists had with Dr Mahathir.

The SDP accepts Mr Seah’s apology.

While we may differ in our views on how to take Singapore forward, politicians should not resort to questioning their opponents’ loyalty to our nation. No matter what our political persuasion, we all remain faithful and committed to this country.

Let us move on and focus our attention on tackling the issues that affect the lives of our fellow citizens.

But when was the last time you heard them KPKBing about the cost of living, HDB leases and other issues that affect ordinary S’poreans? A Crazy Richb Asian and his Girl Friday don’t know squat among ordinary S’poreans.

For what it’s worth, going by their words and actions over the last few yrs, I think they do “not wish Singapore well”. But they are not traitors, juz a variant form of useful idiots that help the PAP retain power: like Tan Kin Lian and Tan Jee Say.

In political jargon, a useful idiot is a derogatory term for a person perceived as a propagandist for a cause of whose goals they are not fully aware and who is used cynically by the leaders of the cause.[1][2] The term was originally used to describe non-Communists regarded as susceptible to Communist propaganda and manipulation.[1] The term has often been attributed to Vladimir Lenin, but this attribution is controversial.[3][4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

As for Jovolan Wham, my respect for him as a social activist working to help migrant workers and maids combat injustice made me keep quiet about his views on other things. But no more since Jolovan Wham: Nothing wrong in asking Tun M to intervene in S’porean affairs

I view him like I view PJ Thum and Kirsten Han.

 

 

 

Sonny Liew has repented

In Uncategorized on 04/09/2018 at 4:22 am

Sort of.

In a FB conversation in which my FB avatar was a tiny part of on Sunday he seemed to be saying “It was an honest mistake to think that the meeting could remain private as I was assured it was going to be. I only wanted to meet Tun.”.

Subsequently on Monday in the constructive, nation building media this appeared

‘WE WERE TOO NAIVE’

Meanwhile, Mr Liew told TODAY that his friends and family have expressed concern that he “might somehow end up getting charged with treason or get in serious trouble of some sort”.

He said: “Personally I don’t think that’s anyone’s goal or intention, and I mostly see it as an important lesson on negotiating public discourse.”

He acknowledged that the group of individuals who met with Dr Mahathir, including himself, were “much too wide-eyed and naive when we went into the meeting”.

“PJ, Kirsten, Jolovan and myself all to some degree or another have some reputation for being at odds with the authorities, and once you throw Wah Piow into the mix, it should have been clear that the situation could be alittle volatile,” he said.

Mr Liew said the group was “all taken by surprise” to find out that Mr Hishammuddin had informed the media that there would be an impromptu press conference after the event.

“For myself, I’d only agreed to proceed once we were assured that those of us (Jolovan, Kirsten and myself) who didn’t want to be part of the press conference could choose to do so – which I thought would mean that we would get to meet Dr Mahathir in a personal, unpoliticised capacity,” Mr Liew said.

“I should probably add that I don’t really know Wah Piow well, so I am not trying to argue that he or anyone else were trying to manipulate us… just that it was  my own responsibility to be much better prepared.”

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/activists-want-mp-retract-baseless-claims-over-meeting-dr-mahathir

His FB post after the article appeared

TOC shared it. And one Adrian Tan posted on TOC’s share:  The news cycle will run and run.😜 Because the PAP wants to change the conversation from economic issues like CoL, HDB renewal etc etc. And because Kirsten Han and PJ are making it even easier for them to let the cycle run. Waiting for Wham to join them. And for Tan Wah Piow to start talking. 🤣Juz go what u are really good at. All the best from a fan of Charlie Chan.

As another fan of his, I wish him well. Hope he doesn’t get kicked out of his PAP govt subsidised studio. And lose his citizenship. He can lose it because he’s M’sian by birth. Juz wondering, did Tun know he was M’sian citizen who renounced that in favour of becoming a S’pore citizen?

 


PJ Thum cares about S’pore?

In Uncategorized on 03/09/2018 at 11:25 am

From his ang moh tua kee PR agent

I’ve worked closely with PJ for two years now. I know him to be someone who thinks and cares deeply about Singapore and its people. I know him as someone who piles both work and risk on himself, for very little reward, because he is committed to this country. He was told that he would never work in Singapore as an academic again, but he’s still trying to come home permanently, because he wants to contribute to Singapore. I’d like to reassure Mr Seah here: in all the time that I’ve spent with PJ, I’ve never seen any indication or evidence that he wishes Singapore ill.

https://www.kirstenhan.com/blog/2018/9/1/a-response-to-mr-seah-kian-pengs-allegations

So why does PJ Thum help the PAP change the conversation? See WTF! With PAP on the ropes why this self-inflicted distraction?

It’s clear from the FB postings I’m seeing that those PAP voters who can be flipped are angry with the antics of PJ Thum, Kirsten Han Jolovan Lam, Tan Wah Piow and Sonny Liew in meeting Tun. The potential flippers dislike and mistrust Tun. And here are five ant-PAPpies telling him to free S’pore from the PAP. This may not be the truth but it’s plausible and the PAP is spinning like hell that they want him to free S’pore from the PAP .

If PJ really cares about S’pore why sabo and help the PAP tar those who oppose PAP hegemony.

Give me a break.

As to this about PJ

he’s still trying to come home permanently, because he wants to contribute to Singapore

Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole tell me that their ISD cousins say that that his specialisation on S’pore’s history (he doesn’t have wider SE Asian credentials) and his Marxist leanings make it very difficult for him to get a decent paying acadamic post in the UK. In S’pore, at least got bungalow (think the Youngs in Crazy Rich Asians) to live in.

Better than Viagra?

In Uncategorized on 31/08/2018 at 4:24 am

At least a lot cheaper. Consume at least nine tablespoons of olive oil a week.

The wonders of the traditional Mediterranean diet are being extolled once again – this time for older men.

In its story, the Telegraph reports on new research which suggests “olive oil may give a better boost than Viagra”.

Scientists in Athens have discovered that men who consume at least nine tablespoons of olive oil a week are less likely to suffer from impotence and have significantly higher levels of testosterone.

The Times says the healthy diet helps maintain blood flow while the Sun quips that the olive oil probably has to be non-virgin.

Ang mohs abandoning Peenoys

In Uncategorized on 25/08/2018 at 5:27 am

OK, OK ang moh fund managers are turning their back on the Philippines. Their holdings have more than halved since 2015 (Duterte took power in 2016): they are worried over lax monetary policy (inflation is rising) and a strongman president.

So time to cheong?

Juz be smarter than AI

In Internet, Uncategorized on 24/08/2018 at 6:40 am

Jason Karp, who runs the long-short equity hedge fund Tourbillon Capital, put it this way earlier this yr at the Milken Institute global conference in Los Angeles: “What do you know that a machine cannot work out?”

PM talked cock

In Uncategorized on 21/08/2018 at 2:08 pm

Have to agree with Calvin Cheng

To be honest, I don’t think this Government has the moral authority to tell people to be frugal and spend within their means. Unlike LKY.

They are too young, and also too wealthy (LKY was famously frugal and walked the talk).

If Ah Gong or Father tells you to use WiFi not 4G and save money, you probably will nod your head and say ok even if u not happy.

If your rich brother tells you the same thing, you will probably tell him to go fly a kite.

Which is what’s happening.

Facebook

Our millionaire PM got like this meh?

In Uncategorized on 20/08/2018 at 10:37 am

According to the newly sworn in Pakistani PM, he is entitled to a lavish official residence, a retinue of 524 servants, a fleet of 80 cars, and 33 bulletproof vehicles.

Even Uncle Leong and the go-to cybernut finiancial expert, Phillip Ang, will not dare say this of our PM, lest they be sued for defaming him.

For the record, the Pakistani PM is cutting back on his personal expenses.

Napoleon’s “Luck” and Trump the slave-owner

In Uncategorized on 18/08/2018 at 6:47 am

“I know he’s a good general, but is he lucky?”

Napoléon Bonaparte

Cardinal Mazarin, chief minister of France, 1642-61, said the question to ask of a general is not, “Est-il habile?” Is he skilful? but “Est-il heureux?” Is he lucky?

Well Hilary certainly is not lucky.

If she had won, she’d have inherited a good economy. So good that

Walmart’s chief executive, said: “Customers tell us that they feel better about the current health of the US economy as well as their personal finances. They’re more confident about their employment opportunities.”

Mr McMillon’s comments echoed those from other retail sector bosses that have posted decent figures in recent days.

FT

Instead the Donald inherited the labours of a black man and his team.

The economy was going to be great guns and the tax cuts and deregulation is turbo charging making it in danger of overheating. The Democrats will inherit a bad economy, again.

The Republicans are lucky again.

No wonder the US progressives are so angry. Maybe they should start believing in a Christian God again?

 

Avoid dementia, don’t be anti-PAP like Meng Seng

In Uncategorized on 16/08/2018 at 11:10 am

When I wrote TOC misrepresents facts yet again, Chris Kuan told me that the writer of the TOC piece I was rubbishing was written by a friend. He was right. I was surprised because when we were in regular contact, he was a sensible person who while he had issues with many policies of the PAP govt (public tpt, healthcare, CPF, pay and pay attitude, ministerial salaries and greedy grassroot leaders) he wasn’t an anti-PAP cybernut, he gave the PAP govt credit where it was due like in education: instilling analytical thinking.

Well I sure hope he goes for treatment before he becomes like Goh Meng Seng.

Going by a recent FB exchange, one can reasonably conclude that Goh Meng Seng has a symptom that is a strong indicator of dementia: inability to remember facts.

He forgot who was his team’s proposer at the last GE. He tried to slimeball Terry Xu by asking whether Terry was present at the nomination centre. Terry pointed out that he was his assentor. Goh said that he didn’t notice Terry’s presence because he was really busy that day, and didn’t have time for petty details (read low life).

Then Terry kicked Meng Seng’s balls:

sorry I was not the assentor. I was the proposer. And that’s even worse, cause you should know the importance of the proposer.


Importance of Assentor and Proposer

[A] Proposer and/or Assenter has to sign the nomination papers (and maybe even give an oath before a Commissioner)? This was usually done before entering the nomination center.

So I struggle to understand how a candidate can forget who did or did not show up at the nomination centre. If any of those named in the nomination papers didn’t show up, the nomination papers would have been rejected.

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Reasonable to conclude our very own Wu Sangui:”: Silence of Goh Meng Seng has dementia.

Btw, bit rich of him to want

a more centralised form of leadership

adding

that without discipline, such a coalition equals trouble.

When he was a WP member, he was upset at the WP’s rules on keeping quiet. He left because he said he wanted the freedom to KPKB.

My predictions about Spastics’ League

In Uncategorized on 15/08/2018 at 11:26 am

First why Dr Tan Cheng Bock will not make a difference even if he’s dumb enough to try to herd spastic cats like Mad Dog, Lim Tean and Meng Seng*.

In False Hopes: Coalition of the Spastics, I reported that a usually sensible TOCer, Augustine Low, wrote

That said, could Dr Tan beat the odds stacked so heavily against him?

No doubt he is no Mahathir, but then Lee Hsien Loong is no Lee Kuan Yew, and there are no Ministers of the calibre of Goh Keng Swee, Toh Chin Chye and S Rajaratnam.

Every now and then, something miraculous does happen.”

The cybernuts were roaring in support.

There was this troll by one Adrian Tan on TOC’s FB wall:

Well what happened in M’sia wasn’t only the work of Tun M. He gave the final nudge. But the hard work had already been done by others like Anwar, the Lims etc.

In 2008, the then Oppo coalition deprived BN of its two-thirds majority and in the next GE (2013 I think) won the popular vote but did not win the majority of parly seats.

What have Dr Chee, Lim Tean and Goh Meng Seng done to win voters over? They are now sucking up Dr Tan because he has the support of a lot of people who vote PAP. But Dr Tan’s fans know that Dr Chee and Meng Seng fixed Dr Tan in PE 2011, by supporting two RI opportunists.

And that’s assuming he wants to lead the Coalition of the Spastics. He hasn’t said he will. He said

Right now, the 7 parties have asked for my help. They are not the only ones who have spoken to me. I think I must help but in what capacity, I have not decided.

And its not as though he has a lot of respect for Mad Dog, Lim Tean, Goh Meng Seng etc. The only praise they got was

To be fair, many from the 7 parties stood in past elections because they believed they acted in Singapore’s best interests.

He never said they were acting in “Singapore’s best interests”, only that

To be fair They have guts. They have put themselves out there.

He then added:

But I think some may also need to stand down and serve from the backroom if it is for the good of the country.

And there’s more

I believe that the men and women I met yesterday, were more than willing to make way for better men and women who would stand in their place. They have guts. They have put themselves out there.

He damns them with his faint, almost non-existent praise.

This damnation is deafening because he praised someone who didn’t attend the meeting

I know men like Paul Tambayah is a 1st rate human being and doctor who cares for the country. I find it hard to label him otherwise.

Sorry, for the digression, back to predictions about the Spactics’ League. I also predict that this stunt by the Coalition of the Born Losers to co-op Dr Tan’s halo will backfire when TCB comes out to say, ‘I can’t get them to agree on anything.’

[T]he mission determines the coalition.
Donald Rumsfeld, when he was America’s defence secretary at the time of the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001
Going by this, Mad Dog must have tot that the mission of the Spastics’ League is to provide comic relief and help the PAP retain power: Born Losers’ League can govern meh?
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* With the exception of the SDP, the rest of the parties in the Spastics’ League are Indian chiefs without Injuns.

False Hopes: Coalition of the Spastics

In Uncategorized on 12/08/2018 at 10:06 am
This appeared in TRELand
Procedure must be right:

It is just another wayang to synthetically talking about forminf a united front among the nonpap party. It is important that each party willing to participate to come up with atheir platform n what they hope to change. To help to formulate such a document it is necessary to itemise the anti citizen interests policy of PAP n the various anti citizenry characteristics of the papists. The patching program gives a starting thinking ground in the formulation. The next things to do would be to come up with reformative ideas. The meeting of all interest parties would be to compare the lists of what need to be reformed before comparing each other reformative program. Once that is solidly worked out the next step will be the innovative idea on new initiatives to convince the citizenry the united front is not another nfi wayang.
Having estabi lishing the basic working document, next is to prepare a convincing electoral campaign. The search should begin with getting solid evidence of what the ministers have said derogatory n self glorification n gratification materials. The abuse of power relative to nepotic n retired ministerappointment. The husband n wife team controlling the national assets could be elaborated in clear simple terms. Conflict of interest in appointment should be explain to the citizenry re what is it, effects with explanation of international norm n why the objection n regulations. One impt stress point is the previous election promises like minister salary n the wayang solution incl engaging a fake expert, foreigners n the actual things really happens post ge including the threat of having no problem to import Pmets. It is important to make the citizenry understand the pro n cons wrt the type, number n ratio of foreigners/citizens as critical to effect on the national identity n nation security n patroitism. Important to stress is not to have foreigners to advantage the few to become superrich but to give optimum effect with citizens as the primary concern. A country has its own limitation n should work within that. What pap has done is to increae wealth making to create a few more super rich at the expence of the citizens in term of employment/std of living, education/national identity n self reliance. The call of no need a degree by PAP can be turn into a citizen issue. CPF n its laundering operation by mandatory deduction so that they can use it without needs of accountability to eg Roy issue. Pap will wayangn desperately patch n patch n the unitedcfront should remain alert n pick up the wayang defects. A party with a patching policy is a party having nfi of what it can and should do as a government ie one has no policy just ad hoc n the rest is fleece n get politically made super rich.

A usually sensible Augustine Low wrote in Terry’s Online Channel

That said, could Dr Tan beat the odds stacked so heavily against him?

No doubt he is no Mahathir, but then Lee Hsien Loong is no Lee Kuan Yew, and there are no Ministers of the calibre of Goh Keng Swee, Toh Chin Chye and S Rajaratnam.

Every now and then, something miraculous does happen.”

The cybernuts were roaring their support for this rubbish.

New Hope: Time to make robots PAP ministers?

In Uncategorized on 11/08/2018 at 10:57 am

Goh Chok Tong’s comment that those in the private sector earning less than $1m are “very mediocre people” reminded me that he’s a very robotic person. While by the standards of the 3G and 4G PAP leaders, this roboticness doesn’t stand out, by the standards of the Old Guard and other 2G leaders (Think Dhanabalan or even Tony Tan), his robot-like attributes stood out like a sore thumb.

This reminded me of an article suggesting that we should have robot politicians

A poll of British consumers conducted by software firm OpenText found that one in four Brits think robots would do a better job than humans as politicians. Years ago, The Muppet Show ran a segment mocking politicians for their stereotypical robotic behaviour. Last April a robot was nominated to run to be Tokyo’s mayor, promising fair and balanced representation.

https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/07/31/is-it-time-to-automate-politicians

(Another extract of the end of this piece.)

Think of the money we can save, having a robot replace Kee Chiu

PAP: Chinese defecate in public, Indians clean up

Kidding me? Kee Chui potential PM? He from RI?

Or VivianB:  VivianB who sneered at the elderly poor

Or Tharman and other wannabe stand-up comics:Tharman joking again? Or trying to BS us?

And robots don’t have sisters and brothers with grudges, or ambitious sister-in-laws or nephews.

As promised another extract from Economist article

[R]obot-politicians can do at exponential speed and scale, from shaking hands and kissing babies to handling the fundraising “robocalls” that frustrate American voters. A robot could take over every politician’s favourite task of cutting ribbons to inaugurate new buildings. We already cede decision-making responsibility on health and finances to algorithms, why not with voting? An automated democracy could replace both politicians and ballot boxes.

That may be extreme. Yet comical though it sounds, parts of our politics has already been technified. Consider reach. Both Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, and the French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, beamed holograms of themselves to speak to several groups of thousands of people simultaneously. Next, there’s the message. In America’s 2016 election, candidates used social-media advertising to target different voters with different messages.

The growing automation of our government is no longer sci-fi. Instead, it’s a reality we are only beginning to grasp. So to the question, can we replace politicians with robots? The answer is a soft yes.

Big data and artificial intelligence allow us to understand public issues better and faster. They may be able to identify the most effective approaches to solving problems, just as algorithms became world champions of chess and Go. Predictive analytics is used to identify potential criminals or romantic partners. It can predict voting habits from Facebook likes (country music lovers in America are more likely to be Republican, while Bob Marley fans are more likely to lean Democrat, and so on).