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Re: RE: Re: Pardon me, babes?

Postby Wd40 » Tue, 12 May 2015 8:39 am

x9200 wrote:
calugaruvaxile wrote:this is ST, not TRS. Whatever is there is govt's point of view.

I don't know neither why you think this article is of any significance. The gov paper only means it publishes things not objecting the government and pro-gov in general but not necessary being a gov-tube all the time.

This specific article is not necessary a hidden announcement of anything that may happen. It may be just a tool for moderation of the public opinion selling the fact that the gov is still concerned and does something. Lastly, it may be just nothing gov related - a popular topic picked up by a journalist.






+1. I wanted to write exactly this, but then was too lazy and also thought this was obvious. For some reason OP thinks this is Russia and ST is RT. OP has given up PR and encashed out. It's a classic human psychology, don't know what it is called, but akin to selling a stock and then hoping that the company goes bankrupt, but while you are holding the stock you hope it turns out into another AAPL

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Re: RE: Re: Pardon me, babes?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 May 2015 9:31 am

Wd40 wrote:
x9200 wrote:
calugaruvaxile wrote:this is ST, not TRS. Whatever is there is govt's point of view.

I don't know neither why you think this article is of any significance. The gov paper only means it publishes things not objecting the government and pro-gov in general but not necessary being a gov-tube all the time.

This specific article is not necessary a hidden announcement of anything that may happen. It may be just a tool for moderation of the public opinion selling the fact that the gov is still concerned and does something. Lastly, it may be just nothing gov related - a popular topic picked up by a journalist.






+1. I wanted to write exactly this, but then was too lazy and also thought this was obvious. For some reason OP thinks this is Russia and ST is RT. OP has given up PR and encashed out. It's a classic human psychology, don't know what it is called, but akin to selling a stock and then hoping that the company goes bankrupt, but while you are holding the stock you hope it turns out into another AAPL



I believe, but cannot verify, that the OP is of Eastern European stock so her thought processes might be understandable. (Possibly Romanian?). But only she can verify that. If that is her background I can understand why she believes the ST is a Gov't mouthpiece. (and 30 years ago, it was).

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Re: Pardon me, babes?

Postby maneo » Tue, 12 May 2015 10:36 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I believe, but cannot verify, that the OP is of Eastern European stock so her thought processes might be understandable. (Possibly Romanian?). But only she can verify that. If that is her background I can understand why she believes the ST is a Gov't mouthpiece. (and 30 years ago, it was).

She??? :?
Isn't Vaxile (Vasile) a masculine name?
Or is this a case like George Sand or George Eliot?

calugaruvaxile wrote:Regarding whatever talents Sg has, they are definitely not in the engineering/tech. Maybe in other branches. In Engineering School in NUS/NTU, the vast majority of students are PRC anyway.

SG does produce engineering and tech talents that are in demand.
Unfortunately, that demand is elsewhere, so that's where many go.

For those that wanted to stay in SG, many were encouraged to avoid "hard work" occupations like engineering and to go into banking or real estate instead.
My 1st рrοperty agent had an engineering degree.
With both the рrοperty and banking industries now in decline, perhaps the local supply of engineers will improve a little.

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Re: RE: Re: Pardon me, babes?

Postby calugaruvaxile » Wed, 13 May 2015 10:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:


+1. I wanted to write exactly this, but then was too lazy and also thought this was obvious. For some reason OP thinks this is Russia and ST is RT. OP has given up PR and encashed out. It's a classic human psychology, don't know what it is called, but akin to selling a stock and then hoping that the company goes bankrupt, but while you are holding the stock you hope it turns out into another AAPL



I believe, but cannot verify, that the OP is of Eastern European stock so her thought processes might be understandable. (Possibly Romanian?). But only she can verify that. If that is her background I can understand why she believes the ST is a Gov't mouthpiece. (and 30 years ago, it was).[/quote]

Not sure why you need my passport details to discuss about the topic but ... you are about right, with the maneo's amendment. I left that country 15 years ago and I have lived/worked in SE Asia for 11 years. Happy now? :)

Regarding the ST: you're joking, right? All the press is Sg (but ST in the first place) is just pure propaganda. Even the Sg-made films are pure propaganda. Take a look at South China Morning Post, compare with ST. Only the titles, if you're in a hurry. See what I mean?

What I saw happening in Sg is a very subtle woodpecker-like propaganda. The "inception" is made by a blogger or a film, then more and more people pick it up, it becomes mainstream, then it lands in the House. The everyday is stressful (fighting for a place in the MRT/bus, fighting for a place in the foodcourt, fighting to end an unpleasant workkday, with a bad boss - I'm not saying it, the official intel says that 70% of Sg hate their work) then it comes the informational woodpecking. This is the propaganda mechanism in Sg: keep them tired, spoon-feed them what we need them to know.

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Re: Pardon me, babes?

Postby calugaruvaxile » Wed, 13 May 2015 10:05 pm

maneo wrote:SG does produce engineering and tech talents that are in demand.
Unfortunately, that demand is elsewhere, so that's where many go.



I must laugh bitterly here (the HR manager would bang her head on the desk).
Please let me rephrase: Sg produces what Sg thinks it's in demand, without asking [the companies] what the need is. Unfortunately, this is exactly the over-discussed "scholarly elite" effect.


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