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Postby JR8 » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 1:34 pm

Well I dunno...

I remember 20 years ago being amazed that SingTel (then monopoly provider) had screening algorithms in place, for keywords spoken during telephone calls. I.e. call a friend and jokingly say 'Hey let's go and bomb the xyz, their burgers really suck' (what ever) and all the flags, bells and whistles are going up at 'State Control HQ'.

So what equally surprising things do you imagine are in place now? Webcams in all domestic air-con units beamed to state-cntrol HQ? Satellite tracking of citizens via chip-embedded IC cards? ...


I donna, but I can imagine it IS happening...

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 1:41 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:Do you know why your bags are not subjected to scrutiny once you collected it at the airport carousel ?
Answer : It has already been screened before that.

It is still sealed (sticker over zip) - it doesn't look like they check (at least that often).

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 2:02 pm

JR8 wrote:
ecureilx wrote:nope .. Saturday was Sundown Marathon, Sunday, while attending to a casualty, called Civil Defense -> process says, for every SCDF call made, SPF has to also turn up .. that's what happened :)


Not disimilar to an experience I had in New Jersey, USA.
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Well, atleast here, they don't read you the rights .. they just take down your details and that's it .. :) :)

Not so stressful, when you have said you saw the casualty already on the floor ..

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 2:10 pm

Sergei82 wrote:
Mad Scientist wrote:Do you know why your bags are not subjected to scrutiny once you collected it at the airport carousel ?
Answer : It has already been screened before that.

It is still sealed (sticker over zip) - it doesn't look like they check (at least that often).


Have you heard of infra red and the likes ?
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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 4:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:He was probably paranoid as this happens every so often when the annual Shangri-La Dialogue is held and there are lots of high level diplomats from all over the region here. The security at the Shangri La and it's surrounds leading up to it are phenomenal as paranoia seeps into the local constabulary's watch. Normal they are unobtrusive except during this dialog. I had a feeling that was what he was feeling on Friday, but as that is common every year, I wouldn't have thought that OSOD would have even given that a thought.


I honestly wasn't aware of it and the stops were highly unusual (not normal protocol). I was left wondering if they were expecting a clean skin attack.

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 4:21 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:
Sergei82 wrote:
Mad Scientist wrote:Do you know why your bags are not subjected to scrutiny once you collected it at the airport carousel ?
Answer : It has already been screened before that.

It is still sealed (sticker over zip) - it doesn't look like they check (at least that often).


Have you heard of infra red and the likes ?

That is of course, no doubts in that, but its capabilities are pretty limited.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 4:40 pm

PNGMK wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:He was probably paranoid as this happens every so often when the annual Shangri-La Dialogue is held and there are lots of high level diplomats from all over the region here. The security at the Shangri La and it's surrounds leading up to it are phenomenal as paranoia seeps into the local constabulary's watch. Normal they are unobtrusive except during this dialog. I had a feeling that was what he was feeling on Friday, but as that is common every year, I wouldn't have thought that OSOD would have even given that a thought.


I honestly wasn't aware of it and the stops were highly unusual (not normal protocol). I was left wondering if they were expecting a clean skin attack.



So instead you spout some paranoid bullshit hoping to scare people or rile them up? Next time share what you know so we can correct you before you look like a huge idiot.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 4:47 pm

So, can I assume that no white people were physically harmed or hurt during the making of this paranoid conspiracy?

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Postby Hidy Ho » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 9:20 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
So instead you spout some paranoid bullshit hoping to scare people or rile them up? Next time share what you know so we can correct you before you look like a huge idiot.


And the warning was for "especially white" people :shock:

Of all threads to be moderated/censored on this board, I'm surprised this thread wasn't ...

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Postby Hannieroo » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 9:28 pm

I am loathe to post this but PNG is not saying the whole story because he can't, just 80% and based on that 80% I do believe that expats, particularly caucasian ones, should be a little more aware. FFS it's not like he told us to pack up or start stockpiling clam chowder. I wasn't scared or riled, just aware I might be more interesting than usual.

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Postby Brah » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 9:32 pm

As no one was harmed by the mention and a little extra vigilance does no harm I say shout out whenever something doesn't seem right.

The guy who saw the unattended knapsack that exploded at the Boston Marathon will never forgive himself for not doing so.

You guys are being a little harsh on OSOD.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:00 pm

Hidy Ho wrote:And the warning was for "especially white" people :shock:

Of all threads to be moderated/censored on this board, I'm surprised this thread wasn't ...

I see no reason why something like this should be moderated. Majority of regulars on this board have no problems to put a proper weight to the OP message. I also doubt OSOD's intentions were to scare anybody.

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Postby Hannieroo » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:15 pm

Well said.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 2:42 am

A little more explanation.

In the course of less than an hour I experienced three encounters with the 'SPF' which, in my twenty years experience here, did not appear to conform to my previous understanding of their normal protocol (having had at least 10 encounters before). I'm not going to explain the events as they are personal. I put 'SPF' in brackets because I honestly do not know which branch/s of the government I was dealing with. I would almost never bother to alert others of this but clearly, and this has been borne out since, there was a raised security alert and it was not being publicized (IMO) to the general public. As the manner I was approached appeared to be based on my appearance and I felt it was reasonable to warn other expats there may be something up and to be a little cautious. I did not say run for the hills. NONE of the Singaporeans I mentioned this to felt I was being unreasonably paranoid; MS being the obvious exception.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 7:40 am

So you should have posted that in the first place then.


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