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Postby yogaloungeforever » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:26 pm

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JR8 wrote:
Blade wrote:We are pragmatic Singaporeans too busy keeping up our world record GDP [higher than Swiss,Scandinavia]


FAIL

Per Capita GDP - UN/2012*
1 Liechtenstein 158,977
2 Monaco 151,878
3 Luxembourg 105,287
4 Norway 100,056
5 Qatar 93,831
— Bermuda 85,762
6 Switzerland 78,924
— Macau 78,275
7 Australia 67,869
8 San Marino 59,303
— Cayman Islands 58,942
9 Kuwait 56,367
10 Denmark 56,253
11 Sweden 55,072

12 Canada 52,283
13 Singapore 52,141

* National Accounts Main Aggregates Database, December 2013, United Nations Statistics Division.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:28 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Blade wrote:.
Singaporeans due to high IQ excel.We hold ourselves up against the whole world get it? Why do you think we are No.1 and you are not?


yes this is precisely the reason Singapore has won a grand total of zero Nobel Prizes.

:roll:


^^Touché! :lol:

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:28 pm

yogaloungeforever wrote:Well as moderator it seems you have the upper hand with threats. But what I have stated are facts. And as far as my posts what racial rants are they? I may have highlighted Indian examples but it is the truth. Have I called an Indian a derogatory name because this should your valid reason for barring my account. And not on the grounds of silencing me because of the facts I state If you do this, you are obviously afraid of the truth. Very afraid!


You, on the other hand, are obviously afraid to face the truth that your highlights of the negative things about Indians only speak volumes for your cowardice behind the screen and keyboard. Please go back and re-read your posts from Day 1. How many percent of them has an element of decrying all things Indian?

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Postby yogaloungeforever » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:32 pm

Well if i was a coward I wouldn't be upfront :) And please learn to distinguish between racial rants and racial examples. My posts have highlighted Indian examples. Have they ever had a derogatory remark or name made against Indians? At least I don't refer to them as pakis

the lynx wrote:Y ....You, on the other hand, are obviously afraid to face the truth that your highlights of the negative things about Indians only speak volumes for your cowardice behind the screen and keyboard. Please go back and re-read your posts from Day 1. How many percent of them has an element of decrying all things Indian?
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:33 pm

Blade wrote:1.Your data is from 2013 go up-date yourself.
2.Don't believe everything you read on the WWW.


Well it can't be historic data for 2014 can it - I'll leave you to figure out why that is.

So you're saying Singapore has the highest GDP in the world; but that no one else knows this 'fact' except you. Not the UN, World Bank, and so on, but just you?

:lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:34 pm

yogaloungeforever wrote:As for hiring managers hiring their own kind it's been debated over and over again in this forum and i have seen this practiced all over Singapore.


Yep, you are right. Singaporean Chinese are famous for it. So much so that they had to be told to stop asking for Chinese applicants or Chinese speakers for positions on Orchard Road when the companies had absolutely no business dealing with either the PRC, HK or Taiwan. Singaporean Chinese were and are the worse of them. I will have to agree that most foreign HR Managers practice the same discriminatory policies, but look, when in Rome..... Singaporeans brought it on themselves. How about offices where all understand English (locals and foreigners alike but with a preponderance of Chinese locals, they only speak Chinese in the office, deliberately excluding those who don't know the language? Damn shoe pretty tight when on the other foot, innit! :P

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Postby Sporkin » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:34 pm

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Perhaps a capital gains tax w.r.t public housing should be instituted for PRs, perhaps then demand for public housing would be somewhat tempered and not lead to runaway inflation as we've seen in recent years. Private properties, let it be a free for all.

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Sing Along wrote:Hear about how they demand lower wages because they don't intend to set root in Singapore


Never heard of anyone demanding lower wages.... that's a new one for me....


Sorry, I should rephrase it. Demand lower wages than Singaporeans coz they do not have to pay the expenses associated with living in Singapore permanently.

You can hear many stories of PRs getting a HDB, then selling it for a tidy profit when they leave while young Singaporeans can't start a family due to the high prices.



are you suggesting that a PR who buys a HDB should not sell his house at a profit? okay then.


If it is private housing, by all means. If it is public housing and they are cashing out to return to their home countries, I have an issue.

If they intend to stay on in Singapore to contribute, have their sons serve NS and make this their permanent home, I have no issue.


your point is quite valid, but then again there are no stringent rules in place to prevent it from happening, so who do you blame ? the PR who's looking for a quick buck or the loopholes in the law that allow this to happen?
Since HDB happens to be public housing, its time they wake up and realize that their houses shouldn't be subjected to drastic profit margins. its quite a simple rule to implement isn't it ?
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Postby Fortan » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:37 pm

Blade wrote:Mr Fortan, as I posted earlier, we are not presumptuous enough to label ourselves No.1.


Ahem.....

Blade wrote:Why do you think we are No.1 and you are not?


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Postby Blade » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:37 pm

Working on my Golf swing...later.

Keep up the GDP numbers now..thanks.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:38 pm

Haterloungeforever wrote:Well if i was a coward I wouldn't be upfront :) And please learn to distinguish between racial rants and racial examples. My posts have highlighted Indian examples. Have they ever had a derogatory remark or name made against Indians? At least I don't refer to them as pakis


The issue of race seems to come into every single one of your posts, and not in a pleasant or constructive way.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:39 pm

yogaloungeforever wrote:Well if i was a coward I wouldn't be upfront :) And please learn to distinguish between racial rants and racial examples. My posts have highlighted Indian examples. Have they ever had a derogatory remark or name made against Indians? At least I don't refer to them as pakis

the lynx wrote:You, on the other hand, are obviously afraid to face the truth that your highlights of the negative things about Indians only speak volumes for your cowardice behind the screen and keyboard. Please go back and re-read your posts from Day 1. How many percent of them has an element of decrying all things Indian?


Did I say you're using derogatory names on all things Indian? Read that.

Still a coward. Choosing the easier option of stating all negatives of Indians on whims and fancies, instead the harder option of being objective.

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Postby yogaloungeforever » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:41 pm

I will eat a slice of humble pie for that remark of mine but yes it's applicable to all hiring managers irrespective of which nationality. But then again, you don't get that many Singapore (chinese or not) hiring managers in MNCs right? Most are owners of their own business


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yogaloungeforever wrote:As for hiring managers hiring their own kind it's been debated over and over again in this forum and i have seen this practiced all over Singapore.


Yep, you are right. Singaporean Chinese are famous for it. So much so that they had to be told to stop asking for Chinese applicants or Chinese speakers for positions on Orchard Road when the companies had absolutely no business dealing with either the PRC, HK or Taiwan. Singaporean Chinese were and are the worse of them. I will have to agree that most foreign HR Managers practice the same discriminatory policies, but look, when in Rome..... Singaporeans brought it on themselves. How about offices where all understand English (locals and foreigners alike but with a preponderance of Chinese locals, they only speak Chinese in the office, deliberately excluding those who don't know the language? Damn shoe pretty tight when on the other foot, innit! :P
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Postby yogaloungeforever » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:44 pm

Look you need to see the big picture! Again go look up racial rants coz referring to a particular race by a derogatory remark is 1. I have highighted real-life examples that unfortunately tend to focus on 1 race. I would have called them derogatory remarks in my examples and that itself would have qualified for racial rants


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yogaloungeforever wrote:Well if i was a coward I wouldn't be upfront :) And please learn to distinguish between racial rants and racial examples. My posts have highlighted Indian examples. Have they ever had a derogatory remark or name made against Indians? At least I don't refer to them as pakis

the lynx wrote:You, on the other hand, are obviously afraid to face the truth that your highlights of the negative things about Indians only speak volumes for your cowardice behind the screen and keyboard. Please go back and re-read your posts from Day 1. How many percent of them has an element of decrying all things Indian?


Did I say you're using derogatory names on all things Indian? Read that.

Still a coward. Choosing the easier option of stating all negatives of Indians on whims and fancies, instead the harder option of being objective.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 2:45 pm

Blade wrote:Working on my Golf swing...later.
Keep up the GDP numbers now..thanks.


Let's hope your ID doesn't get incinerated whilst you're down on the range, eh what?

:lol:


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