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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singaporeans being shortchanged by....
To be a Singaporean is very tough and very expensive. From birth to death, it is a very expensive business all the way. Just ask how much it costs to prepare a child from conception to delivery in our world class hospitals, the prenatal visits to the specialists and consultants all costs a bomb. By the time a baby is born, it would cost the parents tens of thousands, in S$.

The next phase is the expensive milk power with special formula to make the baby grow up smart, to become not only an Einstein but also a star sportsman or sportswoman or an artiste. Of course the truth is that many would end up as security guards and food deliverers. And to make this happen, some already started teaching while the baby is still a foetus in the mother's womb. This would be followed by the most expensive childcare and pre school child development programme. The six years before school would not be cheap for sure.

The six years of primary school of intense pressure to get not only As but A stars to be good enough to be in the top secondary schools and Pre Universities. The tuition and ECA costs would be something the parents would be willing to bear to their best abilities. Never mind if the grown up child could not get a proper job but becomes temp.

And many would get into our really good polytechnics and universities, world class with world class fees. By the end of this journey, a few hundred thousands could be spent on the child from the rich families and not much lesser from the not so rich families.

Then there is this national responsibility to do 2 years of NS and reservist duties for another 20 years. Then there is this very expensive pigeon to pay for if one thinks of getting married, and the usual cost of living in this super expensive city.

The battle has just started. This super expensive young Singaporean is pushed into the deep end to compete with cheap and hungry foreigners that went through an education system, if there was one, or some fake education system with fake degrees for jobs. The cheap foreigners would be happy with anything, what more do they want when most of them don't even have a proper education or degree to start with. And they do not have to spend years in NS and to pay for the super expensive pigeon holes to live in and the high cost of living.

And they said the foreigners are more talented, willing to work for less, better than the super expensive Singaporeans coming from a super expensive education system and expecting to survive in a super expensive city with cheap third world pay or to compete with cheap third world half past six products.

Are Singaporeans being shortchanged? Is it fair for Singaporeans to compete with wildlife from god knows where with god knows what education that cost a fraction of what a Singaporean would have to pay for to start life as an adult? Is it fair to say everything is fair and square, Singaporeans have to be more competitive vis a vis the wildlife? How to, you tell me.

It is totally irresponsible to put our Singaporeans to compete with the wildlife in our home country without any protection or advantage but full of disadvantages. How could Singaporeans not gone jobless, unemployed, underemployed and eventually extinct, unable to compete in their own country with rules and systems that treat foreigners as equals to Singaporeans?

But it is ok. Daft and unthinking Singaporeans think the system is fair and meritocratic and the best man or woman, Singaporean or wildlife, deserves the job and pay he could get. There is nothing unfair to Singaporeans and those Singaporeans that cannot make it deserve to be losers, in their homeland. Do not blame others, blame yourself for being not good enough, for spending hundreds of thousands to grow up, to get a good education and made to compete with those that did not spend a fortune on growing up and armed with fake degrees from dubious backgrounds and need only spend a fraction of what a Singaporean spent. And better still, no need to pay for super expensive cost of living that needs a comparable income to keep up with.

Thank you daft Singaporeans for being so understanding and dismissive of your own plight and taking responsibility for it. You deserve to be in this pathetic state of affair in your very own country.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most destructive war in human civilisation-economic and population growth
Nuclear war is what everyone is afraid of. It would blow up mother earth in an instant and every human bean and living thing would be cooked alive or die within hours. Many more will die within months through radiation and hunger. And what everyone so fear about after a nuclear war would no longer need to fear, life ends on earth. All things passe.

This is something that is real and everyone is aware of and doing what they could to prevent it from happening. We know the danger and hopefully that is a good thing and that we can do something about it. The real danger is when we do not know what is dangerous, what is going to cause our extinction and happily chugging along as if they are the good things, the desirable things that we all need.

Unrestrained and uncontrolled population growth and economic growth are the darlings of the unthinking, the fake economists and leaders with simple ideas of what is good for a country and what is good for human civilisation, ie more population and economic growth.

All the problems of mother earth and human civilisation is caused by growth without qualification. Population growth and economic growth are about consumption. We consume everything, the more the population, the higher the economic growth, the more we consume ie the more we destroy mother earth. We eat up everything, we destroy the forest, the land, the sea...because we want economic growth so that we can be paid more.

Eventually we will destroy ourselves and the human race, by crying for more growth through consumption, by increasing population as the easy way out. Stop lying to the people, growth, real growth, sustainable growth, is not through population growth and consumption. The combination of economic growth and population growth is the surest formula to the destruction of mother earth and human civilisation.

WYSINWYG. What the charlatans and unthinking salesmens are selling about economic growth is like selling koyok. It is like selling drugs, the more you get the more you will need and the faster you die.

Don't not be deceived by economic growth through population growth driven by consumption of everything. Economic and population growth is a war of decay, a slow death we imposed on ourselves as something good and desirable, must have, good to have. There is something called enough. What is enough is enough. Anything more is dangerous, destructive and useless.

In thenewpaper today it quoted the study of scientists and experts saying this, 'the urgent changes needed include ending population growth, leaving fossil fuels in the ground, halting forest destruction and slashing meat eating'. Any actions against this is leading to the destruction of mother earth and human beans. The real causes of climate change is human consumption through population growth and economic growth.

And Hsien Loong was quoted during the National Day Rally speech, 'We must make this effort. Otherwise one day, our children and grandchildren will be ashamed of what our generation did not do.' What is a speech? Let's get on with our population growth. We need 10m and later another 10m. You want economic growth? You want salary increases, you want bigger bonuses?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Compassion - Singapore style
'SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Nov 26) clarified why a student’s original PSLE results slip was withheld after viral Facebook posts claimed she would need it to apply for secondary school admissions.

The withholding of PSLE original results slips due to school fee arrears is “a long-standing practice”, MOE said in response to CNA queries.

In a Facebook post on Monday, activist Gilbert Goh said a student had received only a photocopy of her PSLE results slip because she had "backlogged" school fees of S$156 due to financial reasons.
It went on to claim she would need the PSLE "certificate" to apply for admission into a secondary school....

"In the case highlighted by the FB (Facebook) posts, the parents did not pay miscellaneous fees for two years despite several reminders, and did not put in any application for MOE or school-based financial assistance which would have covered all the costs," the ministry said.

"The child will still receive a copy of the results, just not the original results slip, and she can still apply for secondary schools and will progress like all students."


MOE explained that its funding for each primary school student comes up to about S$12,000 each year and that each student co-pays S$13 of miscellaneous fees per month.

"Further, students from lower-income families can apply for financial assistance that covers their miscellaneous fees, uniforms, textbooks, transport and school meals," the ministry said in its reply.
"If it is about money then the easier solution would be to reduce subsidies and financial assistance."
It added that the issue was "not about recovering the money".

"MOE’s consideration stems from the underlying principle that notwithstanding the fact that the cost of education is almost entirely publicly funded, we should still play our part in paying a small fee, and it is not right to ignore that obligation, however small it is," the ministry said. "We hope parents support us in reinforcing this message."....

In one post, he acknowledged that MOE would “do their level best to assist all needy students and “will not leave anyone behind", but added that some do "fall through the crack".'

The above article from CNA is a good example of what compassion means in Singapore. It is compassion within the rules of administration. In short, if one has to pay a fee of $1.00 but paid only 95c, short of 5c, the rules applies and one would be treated as not having paid the fee and all the penalties would apply.

In the above student case, there are so many ways that someone or the school could offer a helping hand. Passing the hat around to raise $156 is not as difficult as going to the moon. And there are other financial assistance schemes that the student could avail. Just because the parents did not apply for it, maybe due to ignorance or whatever, it does not stop the school or teacher to put in a case for the student to be spare the agony and humiliation of her result slip being held back.

We will not leave anyone behind, but we have rules and rules must be observed. A crime is a crime no matter how small is the crime. Please understand, this is Singapore, a rule by law country. And we hope the parents will support us in reinforcing this message. What to say?

Anyone in this blog would be most willing to cough out the $156 for this student if asked. But the state, the school, the teachers etc etc would not or did not in this case.

This is Compassion, Singapore style, when $600,000 is peanuts and anyone earning less than $500k is mediocre. What is $156? For goodness sake, do something right for once. Remember Benjamin Lim?

And read this as reported in theindependent.sg

'In a Facebook post yesterday (Nov 26), social activist Gilbert Goh shared instances of many others, along with Aqil and Aqif. Goh wrote that the twins were “hit with a pay-first ultimatum by MOE or else their exam result will be withheld”.

The mother of the boys is a single-parent who, as TISG understands through Gilbert, has been working part-time since April, making a monthly salary of only S$600 to S$800. Both boys have an unpaid school fee balance of S$310 each and their mother said that the boys’ father did not provide information necessary for them to complete their application for the Ministry of Education’s Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)....'
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CECA punishment for daft Singaporeans
'Josephine Teo tries to play down the job loss to Singaporean PMETs by saying it is causing anxiety, rather than admitting hardship facing us Singaporeans, who are now becoming Grab drivers to support their families.

After nearly 14 years into CECA, it is an undisputed fact that many Singaporean PMETs have lost their jobs to Foreign Talents. Under the CECA, visa regulations for Indian professionals in medicine, engineering, finance and information technology were relaxed, making it easier for them to work and migrate to Singapore. CECA also enable movement of persons between both countries, in particular, professionals employed in 127 specific occupations. Many Indian IT companies set-up in Singapore and exploited the “intra-corporate transferee” loophole so as to get more Indian IT workers to work here. They would hire them in India and then “transfer” them to their Singapore subsidiaries to work, without the need to hire any Singaporeans.

Singaporeans have just started to wake up, as their lunches are being taken away. Thousands of Civil Servants, who have supported PAP all these years, are watching their children and grandchildren struggling to secure a decent paying job or are reporting to Managers who are all Foreigners; a grim reminder of how our forefathers were working under their colonial masters to bring food to the table.
In the pretext to win votes in the coming election, as more native Singaporeans are now openly seen supporting Opposition parties....

In the upcoming GE, Singaporeans will be now looking up to Dr Chee, Dr Tan Cheng Bok, Pritam Singh and other Singapore sons to save our children from the damage caused by CECA and PAP’s liberal FT policy.

The views expressed in this letter do not represent the views of the editorial. Please send in your views to news@theindependent.sg

The above is part of an article posted in theindependent.sg. Singaporeans and their children are harshly and cruelly punished by this vicious one side trade agreement called CECA. Any MP that did not speak up against it does not deserve the support of the electorate and should be voted out for not looking after the interest of Singaporeans. They have been sleeping for 14 years. No, they have ignored the interest and well being of the Singaporeans for 14 years.

Some idiots claimed that this is not true, no Singaporeans have lost their jobs because of CECA and demand proof for saying this. When one is in power one can say anything, black is white and no one can say otherwise. How to prove this?

The damage is not simply the loss of jobs and income. The adverse effects are more than meet the eyes. Many Singaporeans have lost confidence in themselves, emotional and psychological distress and seeing themselves as failures, unable to support their parents for bringing them up, unable to support their families and children, unable to get a job is so intimidating and humiliating to the person as an individual. And to see the foreign thrashes coming in in plane loads and getting jobs so easily can be very sickening and hurting.

Many are suffering from psychological problems, the loss of self worth, hiding themselves at home, ashamed of themselves, no longer believing in themselves. The negative impact on these Singaporeans is unacceptable and unpardonable on those twits that signed this silly agreement against the interest of Singaporeans. This CECA agreement is as good as selling Singapore and the interest of Singaporeans for money. Singapore can be sold if the price is right. Singaporeans can go to hell, make way for foreigners in the name of money and economic growth. Some in this blog are also expounding the view that Singapore is more important than Singaporeans. Singaporeans do not matter, only the existence of Singapore matters.

Singapore, one of the four tigers of Asian economy built by Singaporeans, the best workforce in the world, now is facing a demoralised Singaporean workforce, being pushed around by third world pariah workers called talents by their own kind that brought them in. Can you believe this, Singaporeans being bullied and seen as useless and unemployable by the fucking foreigners that were brought into their own country by CECA?

How sad and pathetic when politicians could not see further than their nose except for the million dollar pay they are getting. As long as they can be paid their millions, who cares who would happen to Singapore and the Singaporeans.

Singaporeans must seriously think about replacing those people that want to replace them with foreigners. It is your future and well being that are at stake. Think carefully.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuclear option - Desperation or suicidal tendency?
So much efforts and resources are required to put out one single fire in one single building! How much more efforts and resources will be required in a war where Singapore is bombarded with all sorts of bombs from the air and from long-range ground artillery weapons and missiles?

What about the idea floating around, as test balloons, to build a NUCLEAR Power plant in Singapore? (An indication of the suicidal tendency of some cancerous cells working very hard in someone's brain?)
December 11, 2019 7:02 pm

The above is posted by Frog Outside Glass in his comments on the fire in Tuas yesterday. He said '
It took about 130 Fire-fighters and 34 Emergency Vehicles to put out the fire after 6 hours.' This is how big the effort was to bring down a fire of a factory. If it were a fire in a nuclear station, what would happen? There have been a few nuclear accidents that resulted in the closing down of the area around the nuclear station that were many times bigger than this island, ie, when there is a nuclear disaster in Singapore, if we are brave or foolish enough to play with it, there is no where to run.

Singapore has a lot of very brave men and women that are still toying with the idea that we should and could have a nuclear station in the future. Maybe too much money have been spent in this project and disbanding the organisation and staff is too costly and very wasteful and maybe a lost of pride for making such a failed decision. Maybe it is desperation for want of a better reason that die die must have a nuclear station. Or maybe as suggested by Frog Outside Glass, these people have a suicidal tendency, not the people in the island. Or maybe they think they could scoot off first before the disaster and feel very safe to risk the life of all the people in the island.

Whatever, human problem cannot be avoided. Whatever can go wrong would go wrong. But when people are too clever, think they are too clever, they will throw caution to the wind. When successful in their life time, no accident, they will claim glory for themselves. When disaster happens, they would not be around to answer them.

What do you think? A good and clever idea to have a nuclear station in this piece of rock? Why would we need such a power source? Why are we so desperate for it? Why? Because some idiots wanted to squeeze 10m, 20m people on this island? Is this necessary?
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