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Oh the Irony! Duo from TRS arrested - one is FT!

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 18 Feb 2015 8:18 am

I have gay, black, Asian friends and then JR8.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 18 Feb 2015 8:40 am

I always knew somewhere deep inside, the true-blues could not be that vitriolic, and voila, there it is one Australian woman.

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:03 am

x9200 wrote:I always knew somewhere deep inside, the true-blues could not be that vitriolic, and voila, there it is one Australian woman.


I happen to think that are quite a large number of "true-blues" as you put it that feel like they have missed the boat or will miss the boat despite following the "route to success" as told by the authorities, and I think the vitriol will only increase.

Its the same in every single country in the world , so why do you think Singapore should be any different?

I happen enjoy reading the TRS now and again as it gives me a chuckle.

I also happen to like see folks different views on the same events, it makes life a bit more interesting.
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Re: Oh the Irony! Duo from TRS arrested - one is FT!

Postby AngMoG » Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:21 am

Well, was a matter of time until they arrested somebody from that site under the sedition act... that story seems really far-fetched too, but as long as a less favored race can be claimed... :^o

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:28 am

My post was a jest Barnsley, mocking some commenters typically present in plenty under almost any article published in TSR or TRE and pushing all the blame for anything bad, they think that has happened to them, to the foreigners.

But if you want to know on more serious ground, I agree with you. I even think Singaporeans (as per population average) are still far less (publicly) vitriolic comparing to perhaps any of so called Western countries. It is just a matter of the contrast in social behavior that attracts our attention. This contrast is exactly for the reason, that open attacking and xenophobic behavior is still in Singapore pretty uncommon.

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Re: Oh the Irony! Duo from TRS arrested - one is FT!

Postby Wd40 » Sun, 03 May 2015 7:55 pm

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/md ... -singapore

In an unprecedented move, socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS), known for posting articles with a xenophobic slant, has been ordered to stop posting articles on their website and social media platforms with immediate effect, and to cease operations by 8pm today (May 3).

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 03 May 2015 8:04 pm

'The video which carried the same statement had 279 thousand views and shared 5 thousands over times.'


Oh God... the mangled language just pains me... :roll:
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 04 May 2015 3:23 pm

Oh come on!! where are we going to get our laughs from now on?
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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 04 May 2015 3:29 pm

The TRS facebook page was extremely popular, I have seen so many people in MRTs reading the TRS facebook feeds on their cell phones. Seemingly innocent and non xenophobic looking aunties also reading it. It had immense reach.

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Postby Nihility » Mon, 04 May 2015 6:20 pm

The case of TRS is a fascinating one. The page was becoming too big too fast for a paranoid government. Google Analytics show incredible growth in website traffic in 2015 and its FB 'like' count was nearing that of its rival CNA and ST. Direct, unregulated competition to the strongholds of media in SG was no doubt raising eyebrows, coupled with the relentless anti-gahmen and anti-foreigner user comments that littered most posts. Comments aside, many of the posts, although not to newspaper quality, were nonetheless decent enough to read. The owners of TRS did themselves in by recently shifting their server location back to SG and basing themselves in the country, opening themselves up.

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Postby Barnsley » Mon, 04 May 2015 6:46 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Oh come on!! where are we going to get our laughs from now on?


I am sure a new source of amusement will appear shortly!
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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 04 May 2015 8:54 pm

The shutdown of TRS proves, once again, that there is no real free speech in Singapore, only that deemed 'appropriate' by government authorities.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 04 May 2015 9:14 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:The shutdown of TRS proves, once again, that there is no real free speech in Singapore, only that deemed 'appropriate' by government authorities.


Most 'take the shilling' while here and necessarily shut up. Once gone, they no longer care.
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Re: Oh the Irony! Duo from TRS arrested - one is FT!

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 04 May 2015 10:48 pm

replace garden with Singapore and you get a fair idea.



You know you're all alone
Your friends they aren't at home
Everybody's gone to the garden
As you look into the trees
You can look but you don't see
The flowers seem to tease you at the garden
Everybody's there, but you don't seem to care
What's it with you man, and this garden

Turned into my worst phobia
It's a crazy man's utopia
If you're lost no-one can show ya
But it sure was glad to know ya
Only poor boys take a chance
On the garden's song and dance
Feel her flowers as they wrap around
But only smart boys do without

You can find it all inside
No need to wrestle with your pride
No you ain't losin' your mind
You're just in the garden
They can lead you to yourself
Or you can throw it on the shelf
But you know you can look inside
For the garden

I wasn't really scared
Lost my virginity there
To a gypsy with blonde hair
But no-one seems to care
Like a mouse inside a maze
Wandering round 4 daze
With a smile upon my face
I never wanna leave this place
Only poor boys take a chance
On the garden's song and dance
Feel her flowers as they wrap around
But only smart boys do without
Turned into my worst phobia
A crazy man's utopia
If you're lost no-one can show ya
But it sure was glad to know ya
Bye bye
So long, Bye bye
It's glad to know ya
Bye bye
Bye bye
Aw... So long
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Re: Oh the Irony! Duo from TRS arrested - one is FT!

Postby calugaruvaxile » Fri, 08 May 2015 9:31 am

JR8 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:The shutdown of TRS proves, once again, that there is no real free speech in Singapore, only that deemed 'appropriate' by government authorities.


Most 'take the shilling' while here and necessarily shut up. Once gone, they no longer care.


:lol: precisely!!!

editing: actually, as soon as the CPF money is safe


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