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    • As advertised in the ST on 26th April 2017.

      Engineering and Trading company requires:

      MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

      1. Must have good experience in precision engineering processes such as CNC Machining, EDM, Grinding, Polishing…etc.

      2. Interested in short term (1 – 2 years) project work.

      3. Willing to travel overseas.

      4. Retired / Semi-retired personnel welcome.

      5. Can commence work immediately.

      Please call (65) 65601976 for an interview (9.30am – 6pm)

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    • 240417

      169
      SG5754M
      SMB1506L

      169A
      Unknown SMRT Livery A95

      800
      TIB1202K

      965
      SMB1608B
      SMB3141S

      969
      SMB302P

      250417

      169
      SMB5070A
      TIB1245L

      903
      TIB1155M

      Edited by TIB987K 26 Apr `17, 1:11PM
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    • Originally posted by SG5064X:

      TIB1076H or TIB1117Z

      >>KJ SP

      *8032R replace it for 300

      8032R replaces 1217T. 1102R 1117Z 8032R perm 300 AP. 1076 1175 S

      Edited by TIB967T 26 Apr `17, 11:12AM
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    • Amos Yee is in hell right now, feeling suicidally depressed. Not only will he continue to be incarcerated for an indeterminate duration (at least several more months in jail) awaiting the slow US government appeal and further hearing process, but there's also a very real horrifying (to both Amos Yee and Singaporeans alike) possibility and likelihood that his asylum bid will be denied and that he will be repatriated back to Singapore.

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      http://mothership.sg/2017/04/amos-yee-still-in-jail-in-the-us-probably-will-be-for-months-to-come/

      Speaking of Amos Yee, you can also check in on Melissa Chen's Facebook from time to time for updates.

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    • Originally posted by bowah:

      Grab will only buy the name and kill off competitor, as they put it, they will not absorb the manpower and staff of SMRT, so today, you hear PRIME Boss of wanting to buy SMRT together with the manpower and staff of SMRT.

      But then, SMRT and GRAB do share a common shareholder in it, aka Temasek. So do you think SMRT will sell to Prime, a private entity?

      As I said again, grab is a tech company, so they must remain as one, buying over taxi companies is to more or less kill 3,400 competitors at one shot, at the same time, using SMRT brand to lure smrt current driver into apps driver by converting all the smrt taxis into grabtaxi which they will offered it to any rental company who wish to contract it.

      You said Grab will never buy any organisation.

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    • This is how Buddhist monks live without money

      Tree Watson 15 April 2017  Economy Explores

      Laypeople and the monastic community have a relationship of mutual dependence. It's called 'gift economics'

      "Take money, for example. In the past there wasn’t any paper money. Paper was just paper, without any value. Then people decided that silver money was hard to store, so they turned paper into money. And so it serves as money."

      "Maybe someday in the future a new king will arise who doesn’t like paper money. He’ll have us use wax droppings instead—take sealing wax, melt it, stamp it into lumps, and suppose it to be money. We’ll be using wax droppings all over the country, getting into debt all because of wax droppings. Let alone wax droppings, we could take chicken droppings and turn them into money! It could happen. All our chicken droppings would be cash. We’d be fighting and killing one another over chicken droppings."

      Ajahn Chah, monk, founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition, & instrumental  figure in the establishment of Theravada Buddhism in the West

      Why do Buddhist monks reject the idea of money?

      Practicing Buddhists make five promises – not to lie, not to steal, not to engage in sexual misconduct, not to harm any living creature and not to take intoxicating substances which lead to carelessness. These are called the ‘5 precepts’.

      When Buddhist monks and nuns ordain – don the robes, shave their heads, and start their training – they make all of the same promises that lay Buddhists (practicing Buddhists who aren’t monks) do, but also promise to let go of their attachments to all social conventions. It’s what the Buddha did on his path to enlightenment, so the Vinaya – the rules he put together for monks to follow – say they should do the same.

      To Buddhists (and a lot of economists), money counts as a social convention. Coins are only valuable because we’ve decided that they are, and the same goes for paper banknotes. So like other social conventions, Buddhist monks give it up. They can’t buy or sell anything, get cash out of the bank or even give or accept charitable donations.

      Without money, how do monks get by?

      Buddhist monks and nuns are completely reliant on the lay community to provide them with the material things they need to survive. In warmer Buddhist countries, monks will walk around their local village at mealtimes in what’s called an ‘alms round’, holding a bowl for locals to put food into. In the West, food often gets donated to monasteries in bulk, and volunteers then use it to prepare meals for the monks.

      The lay community provides the money and the labor to build shelter for monks, make them clothes and buy them the technology they need to keep up with the world outside the monastery, from computers to iPads. Some monastic communities like the Forest Sangha even have a Twitter account.

      Once a year, during the autumn festival of Kathina, families offer monks and nuns all the cloth they need for robes to get them through the winter months. Lay Buddhists club together to provide them with the basics in what’s known as an annual celebration of giving.

      What do lay Buddhists get in return?

      The lay community provides the monastic community with material support in exchange for the spiritual support they receive from them, in the form of ceremonies, guided meditation, or ad-hoc advice. It’s not a tit-for-tat kind of exchange – you don’t get a passage from the scriptures every time you donate a tin of tomatoes – but more of a relationship of mutual interdependence, or ‘gift economics’.

      Surely people take advantage of the system?

      Things don’t always go smoothly. Like anything, people interpret the rules in different ways, and some bend them a little too far. Monks are obliged to graciously accept anything that’s offered to them, whatever it may be. It’s not uncommon to see monasteries in Thailand overrun with dogs, donated by people who can’t look after them and know the monks can’t turn them away.

      And the monks have been known to bend the rules as well. A small sect of Western Buddhists called the New Kampada Tradition admitted to receiving rental income from people in receipt of housing benefit. Given the British taxpayer, who would be funding those benefits, definitely isn’t spiritually dependent on them, it goes against the ‘gift economics’ principle of the monk-to-layperson relationship, as well as counting as benefit fraud.

      Technically, as long as it’s the lay community and not the monks who collect the funds, then they’re not breaking any Buddhist rules by passing that cash on to the monks if they want to. A number of Buddhist groups use this justification to get other things like meditation classes, books and so on.

      But a lot of Buddhists might take issue with this - whilst the monks aren’t actually handling any money, they are securing their material well-being by profiting from the lay community’s need for shelter and spiritual guidance. We end up with a situation where the Buddha’s teachings become a commodity, being sold to those who can afford it rather than offered to those who need it. That’s not gift economics anymore – it’s just standard market exchange.

      Why stick to 'gift economics' if it's a flawed way of doing things?

       

      People who break the rules will always exist – but for hundreds of Buddhist communities around the world, the system of mutual dependence is a really important part of Buddhist spirituality. Buddhists often refer to themselves as ‘practicing’ because living morally is a question of practice – something you get better at with time. No economic model is perfect, but this system at least allows both the monastic and the lay community to meet their spiritual and material needs.

  • Mugen Benoit4real's Avatar
    196 posts since Jul '09
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Thanks.

      have a nice day brotha

      Edited by Mugen Benoit4real 26 Apr `17, 9:28AM
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    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      My gawd. Fix up your English please. Don’t always brother, brother, brother leh… macham those people who always say “ji bai” all the time. And stop using the same graphics can? we get it already.

      look what we have got over here brotha, at last someone has got a reaction after so long brotha, what took you so long brotha, your slow reaction mentality made you react at last brotha? seems like you are a retard brotha, your english is even worst brotha, it is not "brother" brotha, it is "brotha" you dumb dumb, you shoud need spect or a better spect brotha or even better brotha wear this brotha: it will look good on ya brotha  so that you can read well brotha I can even use the same graphic of my idol as much as I can brotha, so what brotha? if you don't like that brotha, then I got six words for you brotha: and you know what brotha, what happen when you have got issues about my posts brotha, you know what happen brotha? huh?

      Edited by Mugen Benoit4real 26 Apr `17, 8:08AM
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    • 26/4 Wednesday 

      SG5369S 99

      SG5559K 241

      SG5400J 241

      SBS3863H 99

      Edited by Kira™ 26 Apr `17, 7:00AM
  • bo liao's Avatar
    2,245 posts since Feb '04
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      bo liao's personal exp?

      Nope, someone once very close to me, went through all wid her.

  • SMB42P's Avatar
    4,922 posts since Jan '12
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      ... bus on tow?

      Nope. bus was on normal service... what i meant was the tyre was old already..can feel the "flatwheel" effect when it was moving...

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