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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby JR8 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:27 am

It's striking how such a non-event morphs into such a big news item. Ah well the subject of the story is this months useful sideshow/distraction/hate-figure I suppose... 'bread & circuses'.

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:44 am

bgd wrote:I see that a minister has commented on the video and suggested that his employer should rethink his employment.


This is the very scary part.....

That is why I called the topic "Running Folk out of Town" .... what next?

A guy shouting at somebody else should not be of any interest to a senior Govt Figure....

Clearly the Govt are sweating over the election , they are completely clueless in how to respond to events such as this or the Amos Yee / Roy Ngerg events.

If they have been ignored , as they should have been , folk would have already forgotten about them.

In fact they had a massive over reaction , probably as their advisors are from pre-Internet days , and they have completely lost the plot.
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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:07 pm

JR8 wrote:It's striking how such a non-event morphs into such a big news item. Ah well the subject of the story is this months useful sideshow/distraction/hate-figure I suppose... 'bread & circuses'.

- Interesting to note that they have a branch of FCUK at MBS.


Well, there was a time when the crow culling was top news for a week, and then .. a fellow drowned in the Kallang River and the next two weeks, the news as all about drowning, SCDF, Kallang River ..

And another time, a US Navy fellow drowned in the Boat Quay during High Tide, and the Tides were discussed in details in news

Welcome to Singapore .. add in Mobile phones with Video and .. anything that can be posted on the net

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby x9200 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:42 pm

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bgd wrote:I see that a minister has commented on the video and suggested that his employer should rethink his employment.


This is the very scary part.....

That is why I called the topic "Running Folk out of Town" .... what next?

Active aggression. I already have a video from my wife's car dashboard cam where a local guy jumps the traffic queue using the yellow boxes squeezes right in front of my wife's car and when she uses the horn the guy stops blocking the whole traffic leaves his cars and apparently tries to confront her. The whole situation ends with the already famous phrase "go back to your country".

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby nakatago » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 1:36 pm

x9200 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:
bgd wrote:I see that a minister has commented on the video and suggested that his employer should rethink his employment.


This is the very scary part.....

That is why I called the topic "Running Folk out of Town" .... what next?

Active aggression. I already have a video from my wife's car dashboard cam where a local guy jumps the traffic queue using the yellow boxes squeezes right in front of my wife's car and when she uses the horn the guy stops blocking the whole traffic leaves his cars and apparently tries to confront her. The whole situation ends with the already famous phrase "go back to your country".


It's like Australians, Kiwis, South Africans, and most especially Americans complaining about immigrants.

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 2:29 pm

nakatago wrote:It's like Australians, Kiwis, South Africans, and most especially Americans complaining about immigrants.


This is just some guy shouting at another one ..... The amount of airtime/column inches its got absolutely unbelievable.

We have financial irregularities coming out of the woodwork and piss poo performance by the economy , and what should be issues that concern the man in the street. Instead there is this diversionary crap all over the internet and getting commented on by senior Govt ministers.
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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 3:16 pm

x9200 wrote:.. when she uses the horn the guy stops blocking the whole traffic


And the missus didn't know Singaporeans are, for some amazing reason, allergic to the horn ? I wonder why they have horn in Singapore cars

There is one video of a guy who got horned, the fellow in front stopped the car in the middle of the expressway to confront the horn user ... why oh why ??? :-k :-k

Barnsley wrote:This is just some guy shouting at another one ..... The amount of airtime/column inches its got absolutely unbelievable.


Well, for the natives, this is important news, after all, the govt will take care of the other problems you mentioned .. right ??

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 4:13 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Well, for the natives, this is important news, after all, the govt will take care of the other problems you mentioned .. right ??


The other problems are from the Govt , so I would imagine it would be someone unlikely. Conflicts of Interest all over the place ..... How thats a surprise to anyone though, I dont know.

As for this non-story , I cannot believe its important news except for those who are constantly pushing.
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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby x9200 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 4:57 pm

ecureilx wrote:
x9200 wrote:.. when she uses the horn the guy stops blocking the whole traffic


And the missus didn't know Singaporeans are, for some amazing reason, allergic to the horn ? I wonder why they have horn in Singapore cars

There is one video of a guy who got horned, the fellow in front stopped the car in the middle of the expressway to confront the horn user ... why oh why ??? :-k :-k

I use the horn in my motorbike at least once a day. I was chasing once one moron who tried to push me out of my lane for a few good k.meters all with the horn on. Surely they don't like it as it attracts attention but apparently only brave enough to confront those who they think are physically weaker than them.

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby x9200 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 5:00 pm

nakatago wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:This is the very scary part.....

That is why I called the topic "Running Folk out of Town" .... what next?

Active aggression. I already have a video from my wife's car dashboard cam where a local guy jumps the traffic queue using the yellow boxes squeezes right in front of my wife's car and when she uses the horn the guy stops blocking the whole traffic leaves his cars and apparently tries to confront her. The whole situation ends with the already famous phrase "go back to your country".


It's like Australians, Kiwis, South Africans, and most especially Americans complaining about immigrants.

Yes, but Singaporeans are loosing the advantage of being known as friendly and not aggressive. If this is gone, what would be the differentiating factor keeping foreigners here?

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby bgd » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 5:03 pm

x9200 wrote:I use the horn in my motorbike at least once a day. I was chasing once one moron who tried to push me out of my lane for a few good k.meters all with the horn on. Surely they don't like it as it attracts attention but apparently only brave enough to confront those who they think are physically weaker than them.


I have less issues when i have a visible camera on my helmet. Don't want to feature on Stomp. :wink:

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby x9200 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 5:09 pm

I check for cameras before taking any "educative" measures. Also, back facing cameras are not that popular.

But what I described happened a few years ago. A significant improvement came after I installed the HID lights. Not sure if, because my visibility went up by one order of magnitude, or they think now I am a sort of a privileged vehicle.

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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby JR8 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 6:12 pm

Shall we have a wager on when the next 'FT' gets hauled before the court of public vilification? And what the supposed crime might be?
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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 6:16 pm

JR8 wrote:Shall we have a wager on when the next 'FT' gets hauled before the court of public vilification? And what the supposed crime might be?


Holding the door open for someone to pass through ..........

They will be accused of high n mighty colonial thinking, "Singaporean not capable of opening own door issit " :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Running Folk out of Town ....

Postby JR8 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 8:00 pm

It's got to escalate for effect. So it can't be some randomer-FT mis-aligning with a barman or taxi-driver, that get's tired. It's got to crank up through the ranks.

-So next time.... [just musing]... 1st world embassy diplomat impugns innocent SE Asian that he met at Orchard Towers asking for $500 and with his genitals out, that he ''''''''foolishly'''''' mistook for a gay hostess. The fact 'she' paid $80k for the op that doesn't convince burns hard.
-FT objects to fake Aussie Emmental at Raffles $188 'all you can eat buffet': Offends everyone, and our nations heritage. How dare you insult Raffles, out true Chinese origin.
-why are these damn awful foreigners here anyway?
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