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Postby QRM » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 6:24 pm

They should let the Gnome off, we all like the Swiss they have never started wars etc. They gave us swiss army knives, cheese, fondue sets, sound of music and the greatest confidence trick known to mankind Time.

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Postby Global Citizen » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 9:14 pm

I thought it was the Austrians re. Sound of Music. :)

Tried clicking on the link but it's been removed.
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Postby nakatago » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 9:20 pm

Heidi?

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Postby Global Citizen » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 9:20 pm

Ok just found a news article and in total agreement about the guy's stupidity!

Of all the countries in the world, Singapore (and that includes the rest of Asia and the Middle East) is definitely not one place I'd ever attempt anything so moronic.
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Postby Global Citizen » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 9:23 pm

nakatago wrote:Heidi?


Also Edelweiss but the characters are definitely Austrian; perhaps it's a border thing.
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Postby missis » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:36 pm

"Rash" youth - aren't we all, I'm 40 and guilty of that! - but stupid youth = a very different thing! And let's face it, 32 - youth? :o

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Postby mayaray » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:41 pm

durain wrote:dont do the crime if you cant do the time.


i used to tell my son that when he pooped in his pants :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:50 pm

missis wrote:"Rash" youth - aren't we all, I'm 40 and guilty of that! - but stupid youth = a very different thing! And let's face it, 32 - youth? :o


Defo youthful to me! :P

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Postby SGBoyxxx » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:12 pm

:lol: :D I feel the mrt train looks more lively after his graffiti on it.

Too bad he already break the law here sneaking in a protected areas and vandalish.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 5:08 am

Actually some of the graffiti or tagging or bomb in some countries are very artisitic in nature BUT NOT IN SINGAPORE

The law states specifically

Vandalism is punishable by up to three years' jail or a maximum fine of S$2,000, plus three to eight strokes of the cane.

This is Singapore even the Kiwi chap which sent a SMS saying there was a bomb in the plane after 911 got caught and sentenced. It was a hoax but it was not an amusing one for many who got delayed. I was one of them
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Postby eechim » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 4:03 pm

nakatago wrote:wait. switzerland has always been a neutral country right? i.e. they never get involved. will they bother with this one? :D

*with apologies to our swiss friends. it's just a joke. peace!


being married to a swiss and having spent the last 8 yrs there, i have to say i doubt the Swiss govt will get involved. there is plenty of graffiti in switzerland and they are pretty laxed over there when it comes to it but this is singapore and i think most swiss would agree that what oliver did was pretty stupid...

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Postby macaroonie » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 4:16 pm

Do most people think about the consequences before the take the action? Are there more rational or irrational people in this world based on your life experience?

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 4:29 pm

macaroonie wrote:Do most people think about the consequences before the take the action? Are there more rational or irrational people in this world based on your life experience?


1. Apparently, no
2. Irrational
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 4:36 pm

Definitely more irrational people. Otherwise, how did we get the current crop of idiots leading our countries. :P

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Postby macaroonie » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 5:03 pm

But the problem is the irrational people think they are rational! How irrational of the irrational to think they are rational.. i mean is this rational? :D


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