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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternate truth versus transient risks
Many people must have remember Trump's famous comment about alternate truth. Trump used this to describe his own truth or interpretation of things and events that is different from the truth or what was reported in the news. The truth of the matter is that truth is subjective and anyone can spread his own alternate truth from the truth. There is nothing but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is no longer fashionable, only to be used in archaic organisations like the courts of law where truth has a different meaning.

Lately, with the Covid Pandemic, there is a big tussle between more restrictions and lockdowns and opening up the economy. Both are equally damaging to the financial well being of the people. Many countries could not resist the temptation of opening up despite their infected cases still on the rise. It is the in thing, fashionable because clown Trump did it and so far nothing serious has happened in the USA. This nice situation could be helped by not testing too many people and keeping the numbers of infected cases low.

Singapore is also struggling between extending the partial lockdown to opening up. Slowly more businesses are allowed to open and people are starting to get to work. And with cars so expensive, many poor and not so rich Singaporeans have no choice but to take the Slow MRT to work. And in morning rush hours, the crowded train is still a normal thing.

This puts into conflict the prohibition against social visiting. This is still banned but cramming in trains is ok. When confronted by this kind of questions that is conflicting and contradicting, this is what Lawrence Wong's reply, introducing a new phrase called 'transient risks'. Below is quoted from

'Mr Wong, who is the co-chair of the Government’s multi-ministry COVID-19 taskforce, explained that the Government is taking other precautions like stepping up cleaning, making masks mandatory and asking commuters not to talk on trains since it will be difficult to maintain physical distance on public transport.

Asserting that current precautions minimise the risk of virus transmission on trains, the ruling party politician went on to qualify public transport journeys as “transient risks” for COVID-19 since they are generally not long.

Social interactions, however, “are of a different magnitude of risk all together,” according to the Minister. Explaining why the Government implements strict restrictions on gatherings, Mr Wong said:'

Transient exposure is surely a relative term. How long is transient ok and how long is not ok. Is 30min exposure in a crowded train ok, less risk of being infected versus an hour or two at home with visitors that are friends or relatives?

According to all the reports on Covid19, as long as there is an infected person around, symptomatic or asymptomatic, a few minutes are all it takes to be infected. So who is wiser? Perhaps if our Slow MRT is moving a bit faster, the exposure time could be lessen and the risk equally lessen. Until the day when our slow trains move at a faster speed than a snail, then this 'transient risks' could be more meaningful, I think.

What do you think? Are 'transient risks' an alternate truth? A risk is a risk. A calculated risk, a no choice risk, a risk forced upon us because of the unthinkable population density that is going to double when the population hits 10m?
what i posted is just my personal view. feel free to disagree.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singapore would soon have new owners ie new Singaporeans

YouTube Channel Teaches About SPass And EPass Employment
Submitted by farhan on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 10:39am

A YouTube Channel to share everything about Singapore has caught the attention of many local netizens. The Channel aims to make Singapore "feel like a home" to its viewers by answering all queries about Singapore such as travel, work and things to do here. Netizens have voiced concerned about Singaporeans losing jobs and reducing income amid the pandemic. With this YouTuber encouraging more FTs to seek employment here and the supposed facilitation by CECA, Singaporeans worry that they will have to struggle for PMET jobs vacancies.

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The foreigners are treating this silly country as free for grabs with willing or daft citizens either sleeping, walking zombies or did not know what is happening to their little island and could not careless even if it is taken away from them.

This is a piece of real estate that has no owners. It is like lelong. Everyone is free to come and take it. It belongs to everyone except true blue Singaporeans. And so many silly Singaporeans going to bring in more foreign talons to come in and grab this island as theirs.

Should anyone be worried about losing this island to the foreigners?

Should anyone have sleepless night worrying about it?

One word to describe Singaporeans, not sia suay. It is 败家子. Whatever our forefathers built, the
败家子 will squander it away.

And here is another YouTube telling Indians how to get good jobs in Singapore while many Singaporeans go jobless.

'In his caption, Mr S shared a sentiment that many Singaporeans have expressed before as well, including those in the comments: “fishing in all the pmets and telling them.about job vacancies and all… When we singaporeans are loosing job and having little to no income this woman is trying to rope in more PMETs and take up our jobs…”

“Her YouTube channel has so much of info on singapore and how to get a job here and settle down”, he added.

The post sparked many comments from unhappy Singaporeans who blamed the CECA, or the India – Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement. ' TISG

Do Singaporeans realise or know that they have been sold? That soon the new Singaporeans would be the new owners of Singapore, once their country? Come one and come all, please take this country as yours. The daft Singaporeans are not objecting. They have given up. They have forgotten that this is their country but now belongs to anyone that comes here to take it.
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