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Matilah_Singapura



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:44 am    Post subject: The Pretentious Yuppie-Cocksucker Class Reply with quote

When I emigrated nearly a quarter of a century ago, many of these whingers were in short pants. i.e. they had it "good" living in an era of plenty—"good" education, fair degree of personal freedom, growing emerging-market economy or Asian "tiger".

They are mostly "middle or upper middle class" were able to amass resources in one generation, whereas it took their counterparts probably twice as long in the high-taxed west.

As an "old gun" immigrant I can say: no place in the world is "perfect". You must be prepared to pay all sorts of "prices" for your "lucky" move to foreign cuntries. It is pointless bitching and moaning. Just get on with life, and make the best of the "opportunity".

But no. Notice how the "hot air" always comes from the "chattering classes of the inteligentia"—with their fancy ideas of a "morally perfect Utopia"—the places of their intended emigration.

Someone should slap these fuckers back to reality!

There are millions of refugees all over the world who would shut the fuck up and trade places with these ungrategul whinging sods—in a heartbeat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are speaking the truth man. I will add this as one of the myths. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'(the people) now make a living selling houses to each other, financing the deals with mortgages.

The XXX scandal that recently shook the financial community is a clear symbol of the greed that has become an insidious problem even for large, publicly owned corporations.

While companies shared increasing profits with their employees previously, those have become a burden and more and more jobs are moved outside the country to lower costs. Income inequality is on the rise, boosted by incessant tax cuts for the rich. the por are staying poor and the present administration makes few efforts to take care of the weaker deciles of the population as govt inaction before.....'


The description above is very familiar. It is actually written by Emanuel Shahaf and is in the Today paper. He was actually describing the American and their economies and the Enron scandal.

By removing the specifics, it is applicable to many countries. It is a problem started and created by the Americans and eagerly copied by young blue eye boys around the world.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:14 am    Post subject: Human Nature is never a problem Reply with quote

redbean wrote:
'(the people) now make a living selling houses to each other, financing the deals with mortgages.

The XXX scandal that recently shook the financial community is a clear symbol of the greed that has become an insidious problem even for large, publicly owned corporations.


Unfortunately Mr Shahaf is allowing his own pristine and glowing spiritual pride, and judgemental nature to cloud his view of reality.

Everyone who is human has the capacity to be greedy.... or self-centered, or unforgiving or vulgar or lustful.

Human nature can never be a "problem". This Mr Shahaf is an idiot, but hey, even that is not "a problem", as it is human nature to also be an idiot at times. Laughing

And the Enron scandal is tiny and limited compared to the type of scam The State can get up to and GET AWAY with...
The Case of Government Retirement Programs
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone who is human has the capacity to be greedy.... or self-centered, or unforgiving or vulgar or lustful. Quote Matilah.

I must disagree with you on this, especially on the part that everyone has the capacity to be greedy. In our beloved country, there are many people who are not greedy.

As for shahaf, he is stating just one of the problems associated with the American society that is being spread across the globe. Now every employee, especially those at the top, thinks that earning millions in salary is an acceptable thing. And that they are so able to justify earning $100k or $1 mil salary a month!

And the poor minority shareholders could not do anything to curb such blatant abuses and daylight robbery.

Are there being paid for their talent and ability or for the size of the job?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redbean wrote:
In our beloved country, there are many people who are not greedy.


eh jO, you can understand English or not? Shocked

I didn't say people are greedy, I said people have the capacity to be greedy.

They also have the capacity to be compassionate and kind.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh heh,

Sama sama lah. Having the capacity to be greedy means some will eventually be greedy. Just like having the capacity to be hungry, some will stoop to all means to fill their tummies. Laughing

But again, in the case of honourable people, they will rather starve to death then to go the dishonest way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'But as far as jobs are concerned, Singaporeans - especially mature workers - have to be patient as the cyclical economic restructuring runs its course.' Reported by Loh Chee Kong in Auckland covering Hsien Loong's speech.

This reminds me of a story of a man whose penis was rotting. After seeing hundreds of doctors he finally found one who told him not to worry. He was at once comforted. But he was also worried as the doctor did not prescribe any medicine for his penis.

So he asked anxiously how it was going to be. The doctor said, 'Be patient, it would whither, dry up and fall off by itself.' Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soon Singapore will become a nation with the most specialists after the restructuring and retraining excercises bear their fruits. All our mature citizens will be specialists in their own right. Toilet specialists, crockery distillation specialists, environment specialists, roadside specialists, voiddeck specialists etc etc.

And soon we will have more professional bodies registering with the Registry of Societies to accommodate all these maturing specialists.

We have, as a nation, upgrade ourselves in the skills of our workforce. We can then boast of having foreign talents and local specialists. Foreign investors will be spoilt for choices with the talents and specialists we are offering to them. And rightly, all these talents and specialists will see a higher income to commensurate with their specialist and professional skills.

We no longer have to compete with China and India in trying to pay lower. Our workers will now command a higher pay.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:44 pm    Post subject: Sick and tired of "neediness" Reply with quote

People are, IMO, not scared enough to really take responsibility for their own lives, because back in their mind, they think the state will look after them.

And why not? They have been conditioned this way all of their lives. The PAP removed all reasons to be an individual and enginner the society based on "quotas" and "policy" treating citizens like numbers and statistics.

Even the schools are designed to strip away any notion of "life" in each student. They are groomed to be "good citizens", not "fully human individuals". State first, your life LAST.

So although people maybe "unhappy" that they have to accept low pay work, they are not "unhappy" enough to do something about it, for themselves.

Any program which makes individuals feel MORE PAIN from being reliant on the govt for "welfare" is IMO a good program. Since the state is excellent at making feel pain—like the criminals are scared of the rotan—these QUITTERS could do with a greater dose of state-induced PAIN.

That might give them more incentive TO WAKE THE FUCK UP! Shocked

...or we can get some of the Buddhist monks to go hammer them with bamboo... Laughing

Frankly I'm getting sick and tired of this "oh poor me" attitude. S'pore is the wealthiest place in the region. If you can't make it here, means you WON'T make the effort. And if you DON'T make it here, it is unlikely you'd make it anywhere else! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toilet Specialist is a novel and innovative way of creating jobs for the oldies that are no longer worthy of their existence in our young society. And to train them in a polytechnic and getting a diploma in toilet fineries will put them in good stead for many more useful years in jobs that Singaporeans shunned.

I can immediately see the potential of these specialists. We can export them as foreign talents to countries like China or India or other Asian and Southeast Asian states to teach them how to manage their toilets and raise their standard of public hygiene.

The Indonesians and Phillippines export their domestic helps, we can export our uncles and aunties, oops, I mean Toilet Specialists, armed with diplomas to lend them more weight in what they say or do.

This is a second career for retired bankers, managers, engineers etc who are no longer employable in our young and vibrant society. They could eventually contribute another source of foreign exchange to our economy, a kind of a second wind.

We have done another first.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While discussing about the problems of mastering the English Language and native speakers, Kalinga Seneviratne wrote this in the Today paper, quoting a Canadian. '...affluent and wealthy countries are now exporting their unemployable, over educated, surplus population into less developed nations as labourers.'

'Yet, graduates with humanities and mass communication degrees are entering into the job market in the thousands and finding it difficult to get jobs.' Kalinga added.

Looks like Singapore is a model international citizens, providing jobs and education to citizens of other countries. And for its own unemployable citizens, they are either retrained as specialists or taken care off by Comcare.

Maybe it is good to recruit more native speaking English Language teachers and help to provide employment for these people. Any teachers who are replaced can look forward for retraining as specialists in other fields.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The civil service has brought the Finance and HR functions under one roof for greater efficiency and economy of scales. And there will be great savings in cost of up to $4.5 million a year. Where would this come from? It is inevitable that there will be layoff and retrenchment.

Look at it positively, this is a great move. People who can't fit in should be retrenched. And because of the pooling of the two functions, it will create a bigger function of two. So the responsibility at the top is bigger and there will be more value added jobs at the top.

This is the way to go, lower and less value jobs be downsized. Create more jobs at the top that pay well. More CEOs, Deputy CEOs, Asst CEOs. This upgrading of skills can be seen all the way from our toilet cleaners becoming specialists.

Given time the income of all Singaporeans will be higher than what it is now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Health Care Specialists

After the closing down of sleazy massage and tui na spas in neighbourhood estate, this creates a vacuum that needs to be filled. We should train our own aunties as Health Care Specialists to provide a badly needed and lucrative service in HDB estates.

This is definitely better than Toilet specialists. But to upgrade the professionalism in the trade, all specialists must attend a diploma course in the polytechnics on the human physiology and how each part functions and how much pressure is needed to maximise the relief and pleasure for the customers. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally we are getting our acts together. Toilet specialists, environment specialists, healthcare specialists, and next we are going to certify teh tarik specialists, roti prata specialists.

And don't forget our bak chor mee specialist!

Matilah, I can see all these food specialists going down under to ply their specialist trades with certificates and diplomas. They should have done this long ago. Laughing
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