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Postby Sloc » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:17 pm

Update.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... lenews_wsj

Singapore's foreign ministry said Sunday it was "deeply disappointed" by the actions of the senators, who are seeking to block U.S. funding to Singapore's state-run Institute of Microelectronics until the FBI gets full access to Singapore police findings on the death of Shane Todd, who had worked at the research agency before he was found dead in June.


It couldn't have happened to a more deserving institute :D . I hope that the rest of the A* institutes are also blacklisted. Bunch of aholes, (EDIT:) many of them (Yes, unfortunately, I've had the displeasure of dealing with some of the third rate clowns in A* who profess to be scientists).
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:29 pm

THAT ought to piss off one of the moderators. [-X

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Postby Sloc » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:THAT ought to piss off one of the moderators. [-X

What did I do wrong?
:???: :oops:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:05 am

I'm not sure but I think one of them is a scientist at A*. :lol:

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Postby Sloc » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:58 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'm not sure but I think one of them is a scientist at A*. :lol:

:shock:
Like the shameless coward that I am :oops: , I have gone back and edited my post to change 'the whole lot' to 'many'. The latter leaves enough room for a few decent people to exist in A*. :P
Phew..that was a close call. :oops:

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 8:43 am

Sloc wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'm not sure but I think one of them is a scientist at A*. :lol:

:shock:
Like the shameless coward that I am :oops: , I have gone back and edited my post to change 'the whole lot' to 'many'. The latter leaves enough room for a few decent people to exist in A*. :P
Phew..that was a close call. :oops:


Don't worry about it! haha. SMS was just kidding around :)

I just came here to post the same article. I knew the Senate would start pulling this stuff. Good for them. They have enough money to throw around to make Singapore feel the sting. If an American employee of a specific foreign institution died under questionable circumstances possibly related to working for that institution, i fully expect the US Gov to hold every last penny until every single question is answered.

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Postby sensei_ » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:30 am

zzm9980 wrote:I just came here to post the same article. I knew the Senate would start pulling this stuff. Good for them. They have enough money to throw around to make Singapore feel the sting.


the greenback isnt worth the paper its printed on, so loss of US funding is no big deal. there are always more investors willing to pony up the money.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:29 am

sensei_ wrote:the greenback isnt worth the paper its printed on, so loss of US funding is no big deal. there are always more investors willing to pony up the money.


LSL seems to want more than just money from the US:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ ... print.html


And:

[quote]The United States is losing market share in ASEAN [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations] to China and other countries.

For many countries, the biggest partner is China. . . .[b] But in terms of an economic partner, the U.S. is very important —

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Postby movingtospore » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:32 pm

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli ... s/1988215/

This could turn into something very embarrassing for Singers. I almost feel sorry for them these days - no matter what they do something somewhere is going off the rails on them. It seems less and less likely this just a grieving family looking for answers.

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Postby Sloc » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 1:11 pm

sensei_ wrote:
the greenback isnt worth the paper its printed on, so loss of US funding is no big deal. there are always more investors willing to pony up the money.

It's not the monetary aspect, but the loss of face that will hurt.
$500k annual funding is mere peanuts in the grand scheme of things, it would probably just make up a mid-size grant for a single PI. The $$ loss wont even be felt, but loss of reputation definitely will..

Face is EVERYTHING in A*. Actual research comes a distant second :wink:
Now, perception wise, IME is on par with some shady research institute in a rogue 'axis of evil'ish nation, at least in the eyes of the international public. Oh noes... :D

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 6:34 pm




'We can’t be the nanny.'


Thanks for that LOL :lol:

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Re: Suspicious "suicide" of American in SG

Postby Brah » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 9:56 pm

zzm9980 wrote:OSOD would absolutely *love* this one.
(this is where I wish OSOD was still around!)

Where is he?

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:16 pm

Banned.
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:19 pm

Correction: Un-banned

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Inquiry ordered into "suicide" of american expat

Postby curiousgeorge » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 7:45 am

So the story continues...

http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/26/41492 ... -Singapore

Inquiry will being 13th May and SG will cooperate with the FBI this time...


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