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by malcontent
Wed, 18 May 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Shooting at US grocery stores
Replies: 18
Views: 691

Re: Shooting at US grocery stores

An 18 year old white teenager murdered 10 black people in a grocery store and was influenced on the internet by people like Tucker Carlson and his replacement theory. That's not biased or spinning. It's straightforward news. About 7,000 people each year are killed by guns in the EU. About 60,000 Am...
by malcontent
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Shooting at US grocery stores
Replies: 18
Views: 691

Re: Shooting at US grocery stores

The biased, narrative spinning news media (on both sides) has done more harm to society than guns ever have. Of that there can be no doubt. You are so incredibly wrong with this comment. Unless you're referring to Tucker Carlson and Fox, aka, Feaux News. We are in full agreement on Tucker Carlson. ...
by malcontent
Wed, 18 May 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Shooting at US grocery stores
Replies: 18
Views: 691

Re: Shooting at US grocery stores

The biased, narrative spinning news media (on both sides) has done more harm to society than guns ever have. Of that there can be no doubt.
by malcontent
Tue, 17 May 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Shooting at US grocery stores
Replies: 18
Views: 691

Re: Shooting at US grocery stores

The fact that you have to go 7 years back for an example in France speaks volumes about the effect of gun laws. I only chose that example because it got a lot of airplay in the media and is more well known. If you want more recent examples in Europe, where gun laws are strict… there is the 2021 Ply...
by malcontent
Mon, 16 May 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Shooting at US grocery stores
Replies: 18
Views: 691

Re: Shooting at US grocery stores

Always remember, if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. I wouldn't expect you to understand this, however. It's easier if you only have 500 sq/km to control and no hinterlands. and only 1.887 m population like when the country was given it's independence in 1965. True, look at the Novembe...
by malcontent
Sun, 15 May 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Considerations for EP to LTVP
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Considerations for EP to LTVP

Why didn’t you take PR if you’re married to a SC and (I presume) a SC child? It would have made your life so much easier. I’m in a similar situation being on EP for the last 25 years but married to a PR. Although I did apply for PR over 20 years ago, it was before marriage and was rejected. I haven...
by malcontent
Sun, 15 May 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Shooting at US grocery stores
Replies: 18
Views: 691

Re: Shooting at US grocery stores

Unless they can change the gun laws I think this will just continue... https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/racially-motivated-shooting-new-york-buffalo-grocery-store-2685851?cid=FBcna If they made guns legal in Singapore do you really think there would suddenly be a bunch of shootings? It ain’t a...
by malcontent
Sat, 14 May 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: costs of living
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: costs of living

Schooling: $2,500-4,000/mo per child Housing: $4,000-5,000/mo (3br, outskirts) Remember, housing is not just rent alone, and schooling is not just tuition alone. These two expenses can easily push a family of 4 into 5 digits monthly. This is why expats get packages, and locals get government subsidi...
by malcontent
Sat, 14 May 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Ergonomic chair
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Ergonomic chair

Once Covid hit I pushed my employer to allow us to bring our chairs home from the office. Took a few months, but they finally approved, just have to fill out a form and authorize it. Just before Covid they had replaced our chairs with new Steelcase Leap chairs — no point letting them sit in the offi...
by malcontent
Thu, 12 May 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: SC applying supplementary credit card for foreigner spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: SC applying supplementary credit card for foreigner spouse

My friends were wondering if there’s any historic bad blood between Maybank and Americans? Are M’sians considered foreigners since Maybank serves M’sia too? ;) Many financial institutions are wary of Americans (or anyone considered a U.S. Person for that matter) because of the compliance hassles wi...
by malcontent
Thu, 12 May 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: SC applying supplementary credit card for foreigner spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: SC applying supplementary credit card for foreigner spouse

Successfully got a HSBC CC for myself and a supp card for hubby. Gotta blame Maybank for giving me anxiety on whether foreigner spouses can hold a supp card. :P Foreigners should just avoid Maybank completely. It’s a lesson I learned long ago. Not sure if they are myopic, xenophobic or both, but th...
by malcontent
Tue, 10 May 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Chances of getting PR for Iranians
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Chances of getting PR for Iranians

Do you reckon this applies to SC too or just PR? Over the past few decades, fueled by the birth rate decline, the PR pool here has become more and more viewed as a backfill for the shortfall in citizenry . It has been a carefully calibrated process to make PR less attractive to nudge up citizenship...
by malcontent
Mon, 09 May 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: West facing house
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: West facing house

If my iPhone compass is to be believed, my windows face due north, but it seems more NW to me. I get some indirect afternoon sun (today was especially brutal). My in-laws have the unit just opposite to us facing S/SE and they get no afternoon sun — they also get a nice breeze in the hotter summer mo...
by malcontent
Mon, 09 May 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: costs of living
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: costs of living

It’s surprising how expenses can accumulate. All of the seemingly little things add up, and before you know it, it’s a 5 figure sum. Going without a car helps. Going without air conditioning helps. Going without diary products helps. Going without alcohol helps. Going without beef helps. Going witho...
by malcontent
Mon, 09 May 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: PayNow is not immediate?
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: PayNow is not immediate?

abbby wrote:
Mon, 09 May 2022 6:58 pm
Supposed to have an incoming payment but after 30 mins there's still not payment. Whats the time frame usually to receive via PayNow?
Was it via your phone number? Have you registered your phone number in your banking app?

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