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  • Medicated Oil's Avatar
    4,878 posts since Dec '03
    • 1. Million Dollar Poodles paid more than any other leaders, but cannot solve simple issue like dengue fever.

      2. Half a million spent to rename "Marina Bay" "Marina Bay" and to retain and remove a 80 years old tree.

      3. Modern slavery as the peasants never really get to enjoy their retirement cos by the time they do, they are either dead or nearly dead.

      4. Scholarship given to elite instead of peasants who really need the money.

      5. A place where we have too much old poodles who refused to retired and let go of power.

      6. A place where poodles are feared by the peasants, instead of the other way. Who is actually the 'civil servant' ?

      7. The place where the paper, poodle and everybody are self-deceiving; no beggars and homeless here except they collect aluminum can as a hobby and like to enjoy the nature by sleeping on public places.

      what is your seven "wonder" ??

  • sir sickolot II's Avatar
    939 posts since Nov '06
    • whilst i think what you say is mainly true...

      but the scholarship bit thing i feel should always be given based on merit, and the needy have bursaries to tide them through education, basic or beyond basic.

  • rathcycle's Avatar
    10,516 posts since Aug '05
    • Originally posted by Medicated Oil:
      1. Million Dollar Poodles paid more than any other leaders, but cannot solve simple issue like dengue fever.

      2. Half a million spent to rename "Marina Bay" "Marina Bay" and to retain and remove a 80 years old tree.

      dengue is not a simple issue.
      but with the salary those poodle draw.. they should know how to deal with it

      and the 2nd point..
      see alot ppl mention
      but i dun understand isn't marina bay, marina bay lor...
      same wad ??

  • anonymouscoward's Avatar
    396 posts since Nov '05
    • Originally posted by rathcycle:
      dengue is not a simple issue.
      but with the salary those poodle draw.. they should know how to deal with it

      and the 2nd point..
      see alot ppl mention
      but i dun understand isn't marina bay, marina bay lor...
      same wad ??

      Same thing they did to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to name budget terminal, budget terminal.

      How to deal with dengue? Talkingcock.com suggest to raise the salary of the ministers.

  • Icemoon's Avatar
    12,797 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by Medicated Oil:
      1. Million Dollar Poodles paid more than any other leaders, but cannot solve simple issue like dengue fever.

      Solving dengue needs citizen cooperation.

      They can send officers to check every house. You want? They can fine any house that violates the rules. You want?

      Look at the way we deal with SARS and you understand.

    • Originally posted by Medicated Oil:
      2. Half a million spent to rename "Marina Bay" "Marina Bay" and to retain and remove a 80 years old tree.

      No need to kpkb.

      If they never attempted to retain the tree, tree-huggers will complain. The tree is like a heritage building isn't it? When the govt tore down stamford national library, people complained. When they tried to retain the tree and it was shown to be a bad decision, people complain?

  • ShutterBug's Avatar
    6,078 posts since Feb '04

    • Dengue problem has been around for 4 decades...

      as such, I think it is inexcusable to not have already found a solution or, come up with a method of controlling it...

      But I guess they were more concentrated on stoking the furnace of the economy to keep their pockets bloated...

  • Icemoon's Avatar
    12,797 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by ShutterBug:
      Dengue problem has been around for 4 decades...

      as such, I think it is inexcusable to not have already found a solution or, come up with a method of controlling it...

      The solution is to develop the vaccine that can handle ALL the four variants. Look at chicken pox .. the problem has been around for centuries .. was it contained before the vaccine came out?

      To control it requires enforcement and cooperation. We used that during SARS and we succeeded.

      Edit: Enforcement and cooperation mean something has to be sacrificed. Poultry animals were killed without mercy to contain bird flu, freedom was sacrificed to contain SARS.

      Edited by Icemoon 16 Jul `07, 10:30AM
  • ShutterBug's Avatar
    6,078 posts since Feb '04
    • Originally posted by Icemoon:
      The solution is to develop the vaccine that can handle ALL the four variants. Look at chicken pox .. the problem has been around for centuries .. was it contained before the vaccine came out?

      To control it requires enforcement and cooperation. We used that during SARS and we succeeded.

      SARS affected the economy OUTRIGHTLY, hence the government got off their asses pronto...

      I just hope they don't let Dengue progress to the stage it CAN IMMEDIATELY affect the economy before really getting off their asses to do somethiing concrete about it...

      Hint: They should look into breeding a species of genetically altered mosquitoes that will out-breed the Dengue carrying ones...

  • Icemoon's Avatar
    12,797 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by ShutterBug:
      SARS affected the economy OUTRIGHTLY, hence the government got off their asses pronto...

      I just hope they don't let Dengue progress to the stage it CAN IMMEDIATELY affect the economy before really getting off their asses to do somethiing concrete about it...

      Hint: They should look into breeding a species of genetically altered mosquitoes that will out-breed the Dengue carrying ones...

      Are we willing to pay the price in terms of freedom and privacy? Are we even willing to play our part in the first place? Look at the infamous fishing pond. It is a shame while dengue has been soaring for weeks, no proper checks were done by the owner.

      I'm not sure of the biological solution, its implications, so I shall not comment.

  • ShutterBug's Avatar
    6,078 posts since Feb '04
    • Originally posted by Icemoon:
      Are we willing to pay the price in terms of freedom and privacy? Are we even willing to play our part in the first place? Look at the infamous fishing pond. It is a shame while dengue has been soaring for weeks, no proper checks were done by the owner.

      I'm not sure of the biological solution, its implications, so I shall not comment.

      errmm.. what freedom? Do we have that here? .. anyways..

      I'm not too clear about the background story of that Fishing Pond incident, and what's on the otherside of the coin in this story...

      but I do believe the soar in Dengue cases and breedings can potentially be contributed by the enormous numbers of PRCs living in HDB and other forms of rented dwellings, who probably thinks nothing about leaving stagnant water around because of their mentality and sloppy lifestyle...

      Edited by ShutterBug 16 Jul `07, 10:55AM
  • Icemoon's Avatar
    12,797 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by ShutterBug:
      errmm.. what freedom? Do we have that here? .. anyways..

      I'm not too clear about the background story of that Fishing Pond incident, and what's on the otherside of the coin in this story...

      but I do believe the soar in Dengue cases and breedings can potentially be contributed by the enormous numbers of PRCs living in HDB and other forms of rented dwellings, who probably thinks nothing about leaving stagnant water around because of their mentality and sloppy lifestyle...

      Yah lor. Considering we already don't have much freedom, if the govt comes out with "draconian" laws and enforces them, we will be much worse. But luckily some of those laws did address problems like SARS and terrorism.

      Yes, good point here. Because of our import of "foreign talents", people who have no sense of community in Singapore, they can potentially be responsible for the soaring statistics.

  • zix1's Avatar
    624 posts since Jul '07
    • Originally posted by Icemoon:
      The solution is to develop the vaccine that can handle ALL the four variants. Look at chicken pox .. the problem has been around for centuries .. was it contained before the vaccine came out?

      To control it requires enforcement and cooperation. We used that during SARS and we succeeded.

      Edit: Enforcement and cooperation mean something has to be sacrificed. Poultry animals were killed without mercy to contain bird flu, freedom was sacrificed to contain SARS.

      ya, so go tell them about it.

    • Originally posted by Icemoon:
      Are we willing to pay the price in terms of freedom and privacy? Are we even willing to play our part in the first place? Look at the infamous fishing pond. It is a shame while dengue has been soaring for weeks, no proper checks were done by the owner.

      I'm not sure of the biological solution, its implications, so I shall not comment.

      how you know people are not playing their part. have you been to every household to check?

    • 6. A place where poodles are feared by the peasants, instead of the other way. Who is actually the 'civil servant' ?

      Since they are elected by the people, so they take it that we trust in their brand. The problem is this country is run like a corporation. WE are the employees, they are the President, Chairman, CEO, MD, Directors, Senior Mgrs, Managers, Supevisors and so on. Bottomline is making tons of $$$.

  • Icemoon's Avatar
    12,797 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by zix1:
      how you know people are not playing their part. have you been to every household to check?

      It is obvious isn't it? Or else how come the fishing pond was fined?

      Do I even need to go to every household? Rolling Eyes

      Furthermore since someone said dengue has been around for decades, I argue that without the media frenzy recently, people wouldn't have bothered. Do you mean to tell me we have been playing our part since decades ago? Come on ..

      Edited by Icemoon 16 Jul `07, 12:35PM
  • zix1's Avatar
    624 posts since Jul '07
    • Originally posted by Icemoon:
      It is obvious isn't it? Or else how come the fishing pond was fined?

      Do I even need to go to every household? Rolling Eyes

      Furthermore since someone said dengue has been around for decades, I argue that without the media frenzy recently, people wouldn't have bothered. Do you mean to tell me we have been playing our part since decades ago? Come on ..

      Not all don't play a part. To use the work "all" is inappropriate. I play my part. I inform the authority when necessary, make sure at home there is no spot at all for breeding. Don't generalise!

  • Icemoon's Avatar
    12,797 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by zix1:
      Not all don't play a part. To use the work "all" is inappropriate. I play my part. I inform the authority when necessary, make sure at home there is no spot at all for breeding. Don't generalise!

      Did I say "all"?

      I did a search on "all" (match whole word only) .. couldn't find the incriminating evidence. Mr. Green

  • googoomuck's Avatar
    3,355 posts since Feb '06
    • I’m surprised that Haw Par Villa is not among the seven wonders in Singapore.
      You can catch a glimpse of The Ten Courts Of Hell. The exhibition is very interesting.
      The concept 'One reaps what one sows' is the basis of the legend of the Ten Courts of Hell.
      Each court dishes out different punishments befitting the sins commited in one’s life.
      The influence of Confucianism is evident. The punishment for disrespect for the rule of law is more terrifying than that for murder.
      Examples of punishments meted out for scumbags:
      1. For wickedness: Boiled in a cauldron, disemboweled, and put in a volcanic chamber
      2. Corruption and greed: Handcuffed and beaten
      3. Disrespect to elders: Have your ribs pierced, body grilled, your lungs, heart, liver, intestines and eyes torn out.
      4. Violating a Confucian principles or being an unjust official: Have your heart removed, knees crushed and face scraped by a mental instrument
      5. Breaking promises: have your lips split

  • crazy monkey's Avatar
    9,810 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by ShutterBug:
      Dengue problem has been around for 4 decades...

      as such, I think it is inexcusable to not have already found a solution or, come up with a method of controlling it...

      But I guess they were more concentrated on stoking the furnace of the economy to keep their pockets bloated...

      AIDS have been around for decades, shd the govt ban sex ?

  • bigmouthjoe's Avatar
    1,642 posts since Dec '06
    • Originally posted by crazy monkey:
      AIDS have been around for decades, shd the govt ban sex ?

      They are doing it in an indirect manner. By making us toil harder, so that we are too tired to have sex and too tired to reproduce...

  • ShutterBug's Avatar
    6,078 posts since Feb '04
    • Originally posted by crazy monkey:
      AIDS have been around for decades, shd the govt ban sex ?

      Sex makes money for them.. same for smoking...
      so, no ban...

  • crazy monkey's Avatar
    9,810 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by ShutterBug:
      Sex makes money for them.. same for smoking...
      so, no ban...

      you mean you pay govt for sex ? Laughing

  • ShutterBug's Avatar
    6,078 posts since Feb '04
    • Originally posted by crazy monkey:
      you mean you pay govt for sex ? Laughing

      Don't act shallow....

  • Icemoon's Avatar
    12,797 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by bigmouthjoe:
      They are doing it in an indirect manner. By making us toil harder, so that we are too tired to have sex and too tired to reproduce...

      You may be right. According to the Durex sex survey,

      Lovers in Japan are the least
      amorous, having sex just 45
      times a year. Nations among
      the least sexually active
      include Singapore (73), India
      (75) and Indonesia (77)

      How come the world's no.1 porn nation is at the bottom of the chart? Laughing

      Probably has to do with the fact they toil very hard.

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