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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 9:16 pm

This amused me. Not sure why. Maybe the references to "liberal authoritarianism".

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/ ... apores-pap

It's South China MP, so we can link!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 9:55 pm

You can also link the Today paper as well.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:25 pm

Any time any foreigner has something nice to say about SG they proudly write it up in the papers like clockwork :roll:

Reminds me of some dribbling articles back in the 90s, interviewing tourists, and how they ALL thought their home towns should be more like SG.

(Incl one lady from South Chicago... no kidding!)

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 25 Oct 2012 7:42 am

JR8 wrote:(Incl one lady from South Chicago... no kidding!)


The south side of Chicago (or South Chicago if it was the 'burb) really would do well to be much more like Singapore. Mayor Daley did his best LKY copy-cat for many years with his one-man show. He did beautify large portions of the city and made it business friendly (to those businesses that were friendly to him), but didn't quite do anything about violent crimes. And when it came to things like CPIB, Chicago is more like JB :)

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 25 Oct 2012 5:56 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:(Incl one lady from South Chicago... no kidding!)


The south side of Chicago (or South Chicago if it was the 'burb) really would do well to be much more like Singapore. Mayor Daley did his best LKY copy-cat for many years with his one-man show. He did beautify large portions of the city and made it business friendly (to those businesses that were friendly to him), but didn't quite do anything about violent crimes. And when it came to things like CPIB, Chicago is more like JB :)


Without profiling the subject too closely she was apparently from the inner-city badlands. That was why her idea of 'better' did not seem to require a very high hurdle, and hence the irony.

Mayor Daley, ah yes as I recall they like keeping it in the family. Didn't the previous one have a nick-name associated with the wind that blew in from the lake... ?

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 5:56 am

They call Chicago the Windy City. The nickname is actually a reference to the politicians spewing hot air, and has nothing to do with the weather. (It isn't particularly windy there anyway)

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 6:02 am

Yes that's it, and thank you.

When you hear the expression 'Windy City' from afar, you assume it means that. I recall being really quite surprised to hear it referred to local politics. Now considering the players, it is no surprise at all.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 7:54 am

zzm9980 wrote:(It isn't particularly windy there anyway)


??? Have you ever been there in January with a freezing gale blowing in off the lake? Freeze the balls off a brass monkey... and definitely windy.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 8:21 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:(It isn't particularly windy there anyway)


??? Have you ever been there in January with a freezing gale blowing in off the lake? Freeze the balls off a brass monkey... and definitely windy.


I lived there for 24 years, so yes I have. Maybe I should say "particularly windier that most other Midwest cities?

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 6:13 pm

What is that restaurant where the staff insult you? I don't mean in the course of events, it is 'their thing'. Never quite understood why anyone would want to go there, and never encountered anything like it anywhere else.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 6:32 pm

Ed Debevic's

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 7:00 pm

Yeah, Ed Debevics is one. The Weiner Circle, a really popular hot dog stand by a bunch of bars is another. At Ed's, it's kind of the theme. At Weiner Circle, can't tell if it's the theme or extremely poor customer service ethic of the employees :P

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

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 7:35 pm

Ah yes, that's the one!

p.s. I must admit that 'Over there' Jonny Rockets is more my kind of thing for diner food (or places like Carnegie Deli and Katz's in NYC)...


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