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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 May 2011 3:35 pm

Maybe there should be term limits like in the US? So for example no PM can run for more than two five-year terms.

Then you wouldn't have the situation again of the country being so closely associated with one personality.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 18 May 2011 1:47 pm

Another excellent piece by Catherine Lim, this time on what LKY's resignation means. She has a good feel of the pulse of society, and writes beautifully too.

http://catherinelim.sg/2011/05/17/the-g ... eme-irony/

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Postby Addadude » Wed, 18 May 2011 6:49 pm

Okay... somebody please explain to me...

WTF does "Emeritus Senior Minister" mean?

And how come GCT gets a new title but LKY doesn't?

(Unless it's going to be Emeritus Minister Mentor - hang on that would spell out as EMM...)
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Postby Addadude » Wed, 18 May 2011 6:51 pm

Hah! When I googled Emeritus, the second entry I got was Emeritus Assisted Living!
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 18 May 2011 8:19 pm

Interesting link.

I have to wonder if LKY has some kind of personality disorder, you know a need to dominate, bully, vanquish?

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 18 May 2011 8:55 pm

JR8 wrote:I have to wonder if LKY has some kind of personality disorder, you know a need to dominate, bully, vanquish?

Hmm... perhaps he has the same gene as many married women? :devil:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 18 May 2011 9:09 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
JR8 wrote:I have to wonder if LKY has some kind of personality disorder, you know a need to dominate, bully, vanquish?

Hmm... perhaps he has the same gene as many married women? :devil:


Oh snap!

But seriously, most brilliant people can be such big jerks.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 18 May 2011 10:50 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
JR8 wrote:I have to wonder if LKY has some kind of personality disorder, you know a need to dominate, bully, vanquish?

Hmm... perhaps he has the same gene as many married women? :devil:


Jeez you mean LKY is a lady-boy!?

[10 years ago I'd probably be arrested for even saying that. Remember that people. He is by no means some cuddly granpa!]

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 18 May 2011 11:11 pm

JR8 wrote:[10 years ago I'd probably be arrested for even saying that. Remember that people. He is by no means some cuddly granpa!]


Ten years ago, people were not so vocal .. yes, and when GCT was handing over to LHL, we were sort of predicting, that it will be back to the days where bars will shut down at 11.55 PM, and dancing in concerts will be taboo, Mohammed Sultan will be turned into a cultural and heritage are.. not that it matters, MS wound down on it's own .. . and Indians will not be served beer .. (if you lived here long enough, you know, drunkards, right ???? :D :D :D )

PS: on this Indians and drinking theme about ten years ago, even the papers was publishing reporting 'higher consumption of alcholol among indians .. ' when I clearly saw the majority people downing atleast 3 different coloured liquor (JD, Hennessy, Chiva) and all 3 bottles bottomed up by a group of 4 or 5 guys, whereas the poor indian could only afford to drink a couple of jugs and was still called a drunkard :D Those were the times ..

PS: one of my team member before, a chinese guy, had a failing liver at 28 years .. due to the drinking style of chinese youngster .. but, hey, what did I know ..

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 19 May 2011 12:57 pm

Addadude wrote:Okay... somebody please explain to me...
WTF does "Emeritus Senior Minister" mean?
And how come GCT gets a new title but LKY doesn't?
(Unless it's going to be Emeritus Minister Mentor - hang on that would spell out as EMM...)


It means GCT knows where the skeletons are buried, so they're going to continue to pay him $2.5m a year to ensure he keeps schtum.

Gotta love politics eh?

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 19 May 2011 1:13 pm

Addadude wrote:And how come GCT gets a new title but LKY doesn't?


Lee Kuan Yew does not need a title. He has transcended titles... In fact, his name IS his title.

- mrbrown.com

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 19 May 2011 3:50 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
Addadude wrote:And how come GCT gets a new title but LKY doesn't?


Lee Kuan Yew does not need a title. He has transcended titles... In fact, his name IS his title.

- mrbrown.com


Yes, that's how big he is, and that was the problem.
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Postby ev-disinfection » Fri, 20 May 2011 1:16 am

Wind In My Hair wrote:Another excellent piece by Catherine Lim, this time on what LKY's resignation means. She has a good feel of the pulse of society, and writes beautifully too.

http://catherinelim.sg/2011/05/17/the-g ... eme-irony/


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A reply to Catherine Lim's blog post, "The GE 2011 Political Demise of Lee Kuan Yew: A Supreme Irony"
by Joan Fong (a.k.a. Joan Hon)

May 18th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Dear Catherine,

I read your commentary with some exasperation. It seems as if you have to make a wonderfully accurate commentary on all that is going on politically and go down in history for your sharp wit and perception. And to talk in terms of “downfall”

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 May 2011 4:16 am

All a bit self-indulgent! :?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 20 May 2011 5:33 am

Catherine Lim basically wrote an obituary of MM

What does these three Great Statesman have in common albeit in their speeches

What makes them Great Statesmen with their speeches among other abilities and their speeches were their downfall.



The opposition got substantial votes not because of their mandate. They have not a clue on how to move forward. They got the votes because the people is just fed up. When you keep on pushing down stuff on one's throat for a long period of time, something will come out as vomit
There is no place for BIG BULLIES either at the child's playground or any government.

Mahathir

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melayu_Mudah_Lupa

Suharto

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melayu_Mudah_Lupa

LKY

http://www.transitioning.org/2010/03/14 ... nfoquotes/

For those who does not believe why the Indon Chinese has a PR back door policy with SG .... he was born in Indonesia.

http://knoxious.com/593/mr-lee-kuan-yew-is-racist/
The disparaging remark of Malay community which is a NO GO ZONE
http://singaporerecalcitrant.blogspot.c ... chive.html
http://www.economist.com/node/145759

So Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely

High and Mighty will never last

Hence it is either My Way or the Highway ends up him taking the highway himself.
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.Yahoo !!!


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