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by earthfriendly
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Bitter Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The Bitter Truth

Note the liberal use of the word "nonviolent". As in the democratic concept of peaceful transition of power. In this case from the 1% to the general population. No chart being used here. Just plain ole narrative of the history of a nation, cogent thoughts and analysis. "One percent! C...
by earthfriendly
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Bitter Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The Bitter Truth

School reform is a good start. When you build the foundation right.......It is not only about the education system per se. There are several inter-weaving themes in this video. The Finnish education system, that USA once was. I understand it is more complex in USA. Population of 320 million vs 5.5 m...
by earthfriendly
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Bitter Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The Bitter Truth

But labor unions should take note – the Nordic example where collective bargaining is done for each sector actually helped to increase wages to the highest in the world, but that is because they are democracies. I can see how this labor union / group bargaining can easily go wrong. Without a democr...
by earthfriendly
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Bitter Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The Bitter Truth

USA, despite being the beacon of democracy and the good-hearted and noble-minded people they are, has unfortunately allowed a small segment of its community to fall thru the cracks and not hold them accountable. The big businesses and the executives helming these business empires. Overtime, they hav...
by earthfriendly
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Bitter Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The Bitter Truth

The fundamental lack of awareness and understanding of democracy in SG. Even though it is weaved into the daily pledge that they recite at school. Another one of those going-thru-the-motion-without-understanding scenario. Just because it might have helped some anecdotely, does it justify its existen...
by earthfriendly
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Bitter Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The Bitter Truth

For me, I kindof guage how well the system of a country is working simply by talking to their nationales. Not scientific by any means but hey, this is social science. The Nordics that I had interfaced with and even befriended, they seem to be rather well-adjusted and balanced people. In their approa...
by earthfriendly
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: China welcomes back diaspora
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: China welcomes back diaspora

It is dangerous to the world considering China is a populous country. The scale of it. There is strength in number.
by earthfriendly
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: China welcomes back diaspora
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: China welcomes back diaspora

And there are those ethnic Chinese (inside or outside China) who think that China's ascendency will give their race a boost / face. China, under hawkish Xi Jipin is bad news. They just need to look at the race of those he persecuted, his own countrymen, when they get in the CCP's way. Nobody is safe...
by earthfriendly
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: China welcomes back diaspora
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: China welcomes back diaspora

It depends. They have succeeded with some. Like this Chinese student studying in USA I met. Just the mere mention of Taiwan (without any intention to start any political discussion) will immediately elicit a response from her "Taiwan is part of China". Period. No discussion needed. We shou...
by earthfriendly
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: China welcomes back diaspora
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: China welcomes back diaspora

Too self-absorb to see how their PR stunt gonna backfire eh ? Which can make them easy target. Just sing them some praises, about how great China and the Chinese people are. And kaching kaching, clinch that business deal. You don't actually need to respect them. Just up your lip service game :P . Su...
by earthfriendly
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Alleged Sexual Harassment by Singapore Youtube "influencer" exposes Possible SPF Incompetency
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Alleged Sexual Harassment by Singapore Youtube "influencer" exposes Possible SPF Incompetency

Photography of air crashes are to be reported to the police now? What is next? What if a tourist posted the photo or video on FB / Youtube when he returns to his home country. Are you gonna drag him back into SG to face charges? https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-airshow-crash-...
by earthfriendly
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: The Human Story
Replies: 39
Views: 13670

Re: The Human Story

Do you need to be a male to become a barber? :D

https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/heal ... -go-barber
by earthfriendly
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Falcon Heavy
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Falcon Heavy

The price may come down to $1000 range making it affordable for you and me to launch our own satelites. For those geeky thinking-the-problem-to-death type, or those who likes philosophy or self-improvement, this may interest you :D . https://medium.com/the-mission/first-principles-elon-musk-on-the-p...
by earthfriendly
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: China welcomes back diaspora
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: China welcomes back diaspora

Lol, goodness, this is getting out of hand. I too ( #metoo ), have a confession to make. I have been exposed to the quotes of His Holiness. Not by design but by accident. Cause they would magically appear on my feed. Totally out of my control. Cause I am into the spiritual stuff and that SOB Mark Zu...
by earthfriendly
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: China welcomes back diaspora
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: China welcomes back diaspora

Grace is apparently the missing link in the Chinese culture. No wonder they have such a hard time getting along with others. Their sojourns in USA and Australia make them even more nationalistic. Must be disappointing to discover their western counterparts (or rest of the world) simply don't share t...

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