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Postby JR8 » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 8:16 pm

Second time we've seen this. How does living near a university somehow affiliate you with it?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 8:30 pm

I'd say there is a substantial difference between the two of them, wouldn't you? And I think our NUS profession comes off second best by a loooong shot! :cool:

We also have former Americans who have joined the Taliban as well. Should we laud them as well? :roll:

My take? He isn't any better than those who did a runner in the 60's to Canada to avoid doing their duty (whether they believed in the war or not). If you don't like the way things are in the US, don't run away from it. Try to change it. Of course, one look at him and it would be hard to take him seriously. :?

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 9:14 pm

JR8 wrote:Second time we've seen this. How does living near a university somehow affiliate you with it?


Exactly. It doesn't.

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Postby Anthony249 » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:34 pm

^^

going to Yale =/= going to Connecticut community college.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:54 pm

If you Google him, the first hit is his Facebook page, and his 'likes' are interesting. He apparently thinks he is a Freemason, and is a 'fan' of and 'likes' Vladimir Putin. Stalin's 'Useful Idiot' phrase definitely applies to this guy.

And what's with a guy having two last names anyway?

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:58 pm

Oh, this says it all (as if we didn't know already).

A comment he made on Facebook:
"Hi, Maureen - I've just finished reading your excellent book, 'The Medium Next Door', which is as inspiring as it is fascinating! Thank you for writing it and sharing your invaluable experiences and knowledge with one and all. It has certainly helped me, for a multiplicity of reasons. With fondest best wishes from Singapore!" on Maureen Hancock Fan Page's timeline.


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Publication Date: April 25, 2011
At just five years old, Maureen Hancock discovered her ability to communicate with the dead. Descended from a long line of legendary Irish mystics, she was no stranger to the spiritual realm, but for fear of being misunderstood by her friends and family she kept the otherworldly messages to herself, eventually suppressing them completely.

Maureen wouldn't hear the spirits again until she was in a near-fatal car crash. Soon after, she had hundreds of voices in her head, many of which helped her crack cases and expose fraud in her role as a litigation paralegal at a large Boston law firm. Then, when tragedy struck on 9/11, Maureen was bombarded with messages from the spirit world. As each one made contact with her, she finally came to terms with her calling: to communicate with the deceased, assist the dying, search for missing children, and teach the living about life after death, all the while raising her children in her suburban home.

Maureen Hancock is literally is the Medium Next Door, and in this book and through her stories of her encounters with the otherworld as well as guided exercises at the conclusion of each chapter, she offers the same comfort and wisdom she shares in her healing encounters and lectures about what is out there waiting for all who are open to its mysteries. . . .

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00 am

zzm9980 wrote:If you Google him, the first hit is his Facebook page, and his 'likes' are interesting. He apparently thinks he is a Freemason, and is a 'fan' of and 'likes' Vladimir Putin. Stalin's 'Useful Idiot' phrase definitely applies to this guy.

Academia and communism, well one does tend to follow the other.


And what's with a guy having two last names anyway?

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:09 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
JR8 wrote:Second time we've seen this. How does living near a university somehow affiliate you with it?


Exactly. It doesn't.



OIC :lol:

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 1:18 am

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:If you Google him, the first hit is his Facebook page, and his 'likes' are interesting. He apparently thinks he is a Freemason, and is a 'fan' of and 'likes' Vladimir Putin. Stalin's 'Useful Idiot' phrase definitely applies to this guy.

Academia and communism, well one does tend to follow the other.


And what's with a guy having two last names anyway?


But he's also PAP. I thought they had higher personal standards. I wonder how quickly he'd be persona non grata if they actually saw his Facebook page with the Vlad Putin fanboy and psychic-hotline things going on.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 7:16 am

I'm very sure they know about his FB likes. If he is as you categorized him in this thread he is for internal affairs only. And it works. You have a solid proof in front of you - the OP is certainly a local guy.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 5:14 pm

x9200 wrote:I'm very sure they know about his FB likes. If he is as you categorized him in this thread he is for internal affairs only. And it works. You have a solid proof in front of you - the OP is certainly a local guy.


Speaking of 'internal affairs' I'm sure ISD have a file on him...

This article/comment reminded me of an earlier style of journalism that used to be prevalent in Singapore. I don't know if it still is as I no longer read the mainstream media.

You'll see in the local papers a large amount of content is syndicated from foreign publications, so for example you'll see a lot of UK/EU pieces from the Guardian and Telegraph.

What they used to do was routinely reproduce articles that were damning of the west and it's ways, syndicated from western papers. Like using an opponents weapons against them.

What they also seemed to have a passion for was writing pieces about westerners who found Singapore 'superior in every way' to their country of origin. I distinctly recall one such article from c.1994 about a woman and daughter on holiday from some dung-heap on the south-side of Chicago. Thereafter followed pages and pages of articles about her rapture over every facet of SG and how she yearned to live there. This was the main story/topic of chat for certainly two weeks.

Either the OP is an expat who dropped in the article for our entertainment. Or he is likely a party member who does not realise the article content is classic propaganda that might pacify the locals, but in the eyes of expats who have the perspective, just make the author look like a Useful Idiot and all around jerk.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 5:25 pm

Well, if entertainment it is, entertained I am.

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