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by Singa Crew
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Singapore Sucks! - The Book
Replies: 11
Views: 12249

Re: Singapore Sucks! - The Book

bear.jpg SEEKING REVIEWERS FOR SECOND EDITION OF SINGAPORE SUCKS! Singapore Sucks! is an eclectic collection of short stories, essays and poems about Singapore. Various topics such as conscription in Singapore, the acceptability of corporal punishment, political oppressiveness in our country and Si...
by Singa Crew
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Activist Registration Act
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: Activist Registration Act

Part 2 Tyranny of the majority And what is this “tyranny of the majority” mentioned in the Supreme Court ruling? How will Anonymity shield one from this tyranny? Well, in every society, there will always be those free-spirits whose opinions diverge from the morals of their times. And suppose you ar...
by Singa Crew
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Activist Registration Act
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Activist Registration Act

Part 1 The Marvel-verse took a decidedly Orwellian turn with the introduction of the Superhuman Registration Act (SRA). Costumed vigilantes, who relied on Anonymity as much as super-strength to perform their unpaid duty to the public now face a new threat. The SRA compelled the superheroes ...
by Singa Crew
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Singapore Sucks! - The Book
Replies: 11
Views: 12249

Re: Singapore Sucks! - The Book

It has been a while, hasn't it? Much has happened since I last posted on this forum. For starters, I was interviewed by an anti-death penalty activist based in Singapore. She also helped organize a book launch which didn't really materialize, but one thing at a time, okay? The interview appeared on ...
by Singa Crew
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 47250

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

First thing I am going to do is find shelter. When I first read this thread, I thought "PENTHOUSE on the top floor of a very tall building so I can look down on the world", but then, I probably should avoid tall buildings if nobody is going to maintain them, right? Suppose one collapses? S...
by Singa Crew
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ invites - who wants them?
Replies: 133
Views: 15123

Re: Google+ invites - who wants them?

I, too, would like a Google plus invite!

singacrew2 (at) gmail (dot) com
by Singa Crew
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China bans time travel in fiction
Replies: 27
Views: 6629

Re: China bans time travel in fiction

What's next?

China bans fictional wizards from using "Unforgivable Curses"?

JK Rowling forced to do re-writes for Chinese editions of Harry Potter novels?

:D
by Singa Crew
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm
Replies: 63
Views: 9863

Re: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm

I would HATE to be in the teacher's shoes. Literally. I mean if the shoes are eggy from the egging... And I don't think the teacher did anything wrong. Someone assaulted you with an egg, and hey, it just so happens that your (or in this case, his) job is to maintain discipline on school grounds wher...
by Singa Crew
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Singapore Sucks! - The Book
Replies: 11
Views: 12249

Re: Singapore Sucks! - The Book

Here's a more detailed explanation from the manager's office: "I found out from the marketing side, why it was RM63 total for your friend from Australia. The RM10 additional cost was not shipping estimate. It was part of the price of the book. When adding a title to the cart, you have to choos...
by Singa Crew
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Singapore Sucks! - The Book
Replies: 11
Views: 12249

Re: Singapore Sucks! - The Book

@ Pez Dispens3r, Hi, I emailed my publisher and the manager at the office sent this reply: "I believe there is no mistake in terms of the cost charged. As it is impossible to send a book to Australia for 10 ringgit or less. I think our website may be occasionally confusing. We will try to recti...
by Singa Crew
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Singapore Sucks! - The Book
Replies: 11
Views: 12249

Re: Singapore Sucks! - The Book

@ Pez, Did you buy more than one book then? Let me ask my publisher for an explanation. Perhaps shipping costs will vary depending on which country they have to ship to. Then there's the sales tax. I hope you like the book. And I will be available to answer any questions should any of you come acros...
by Singa Crew
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Story About a Cop Arresting Somebody For Filming
Replies: 32
Views: 3465

Re: Yet Another Story About a Cop Arresting Somebody For Fil

Excellent article! I salute the reporter for keeping his cool while being arrested and manhandled by the police. But seriously, officially, is it legal to videotape police officers as they perform their duty in public? What does the law books say? I only ask because in Singapore, they already made i...
by Singa Crew
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Korea (Multithread Dump)
Replies: 123
Views: 10798

Re: Stealing citizens for military rations?

I find that hilarious because the North Korean leaders most probably think that's a good way to boost morale among the North Korean civilians and soldiers.

On the other hand, it is pretty sad how badly the North Korean people have been mind-f**ked by their leaders.
by Singa Crew
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Singapore Sucks! - The Book
Replies: 11
Views: 12249

Re: Singapore Sucks! - The Book

@Felstaff: No contributions from Mr. Shadrake, I am afraid. When I first met him in Singapore, he was already busy with his court case. I didn't think that's a good time to pester him for contributions to my book. @ Pez Dispens3r: Did you say 63 RM?!? But... but... a book will cost you just 20 Ringg...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Singapore Sucks! - The Book
Replies: 11
Views: 12249

Singapore Sucks! - The Book

A writer once described Singapore as “Disneyland with the death penalty”. However, for many Singaporeans – like myself – who have to put up with the draconian rules for decades now, we are not feeling the Disney at all. Just the penalties. Therefore, we get very annoyed with the mainstream media – e...
by Singa Crew
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Malaysians Accuse Singapore Of Miscarriage of Justice
Replies: 25
Views: 2821

Malaysians Accuse Singapore Of Miscarriage of Justice

Here's a summary of the case. A Malaysian dude, Vignes Mourthi, was hanged in Singapore in September 2003 after having been found guilty of trafficking in 27.65g of heroin. Vignes had always maintained his innocence till the day he died. It seemed that Mr Alan Shadrake's new book on the death penalt...
by Singa Crew
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore

The various news agencies have been reporting on the Alan Shadrake case since this afternoon. First of all, here's a picture of the man himself, Alan Shadrake, giving a V sign as he arrives at court this morning. http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2010/7/30/1280491639271/Brit...
by Singa Crew
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore

Latest Update: Case Adjourned "The trial of Alan Shadrake, the British author charged for contempt of court over his book on Singapore’s death penalty challenging the integrity and independence of the city’s judiciary, was adjourned today. Justice Quentin Loh gave M. Ravi, Shadrake’s lawyer, tw...
by Singa Crew
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post Pictures Of Your "Ghetto" Neighbourhoods!
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Post Pictures Of Your "Ghetto" Neighbourhoods!

Dear all, I am sure there are many of you who are proud of your neighbourhoods. But in the minority, there are those who are like me. People who are so fed up with the incompetence of their town councils or governments, who are either unable or unwilling to improve the quality of life in their neigh...
by Singa Crew
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip

Dear Nakross, First of all, why did you choose to put free in ""? Did you think the word refers to different things here and there (in the rest of the world)? And now to answer the points you made... #1 - I have already made the point that yes, we do have running water and electricity in o...
by Singa Crew
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore

Updates from the Free Alan Shadrake! Facebook page: #1 - Alan Shadrake's contempt of court hearing on 30th July 2010 (Fri) before Judge Quentin Loh is at 10am, Court 5E, Level 5, Supreme Court Building. #2- Mr Shadrake has to wear a heart monitor for 24 hours starting Tuesday. The doctor is worried ...
by Singa Crew
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore

Pez Dispens3r said: "Singapore has its values and the author is well aware of them. Going to Singapore to promote such a book is inviting the response he was given. Indefensible? Perhaps, if we are to dictate justice from our own cultural standpoint, but I would rather be at the mercy of Singap...
by Singa Crew
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore

Updates on the Alan Shadrake case: #1 - 21 July. After about 11 hours of interrogation today, Alan still needs to report back for further questioning at 10.30am on Thursday (22 July). Some of us met him for coffee and snack after his session at Cantonment today and he related to us that he bumped in...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore

Oh wait, this just got into my inbox. Apparently, a female activist who was also the organizer for Mr Shadrake's book launch in Singapore is facing harassment. The details may be found here: http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/3935-was-anti-death-penalty-activist-harassed. According to a...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore

Some quotes on the case... “Singapore uses criminal defamation laws to silence critics of government policies,” Donna Guest, Amnesty’s Asia Pacific Deputy Director, said in London. Shadrake’s lawyer, M. Ravi, told Reporters Without Borders. “During our interview, he broke down in tears because of th...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip

As for all those miscellaneous questions and arguments posted in this thread... The topic has evolved from the banning of a political video (a freedom of speech issue) to a lengthy debate about semantics, but I should have expected when I posted the story on an internet forum. :) Anyway... I don't t...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip

This thread is moving away from the original topic, which is about a political video being banned in Singapore.

Thus far, there has been many discussion posts on the meaning of English words but virtually none on the content of the video. Kinda discouraging...
by Singa Crew
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British author of death penalty book held in Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

British author of death penalty book held in Singapore

Singapore police have arrested the British author of a book about the city-state's use of the death penalty. Alan Shadrake, 75, is being detained on criminal defamation charges which carry a two-year prison sentence. However, the government says the book - which includes an interview with a former h...
by Singa Crew
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip

mercuryseven said: Ghetto? I made a dictionary check which defines ghetto as "a section of a city, esp. a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships." Ye...
by Singa Crew
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip

unfiltered said: "I do hope for all our sakes that if you wish to make any more citations in the future, please try to acquire your information from more objective sources. And before you lambast me for being a crony of any political party, I can assure you that I am not. But judging from your ...
by Singa Crew
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip

Saying Singapore is under a dictatorship is not semantically wrong. Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been in charge since the 60s. He was our Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990. The world's longest serving Prime Minister... What does that tell you? Even when he later stepped down as Prime Minister in favor of Goh ...
by Singa Crew
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Re: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip

Dear Kyrn, Singapore most certainly is under dictatorial rule. The PAP has used the Internal Security Act to detain their political rivals for many years, sometimes decades, without trial or ever bringing a charge against the detainees. And now it is illegal for one single person to be involved in a...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip
Replies: 59
Views: 7039

Singapore Government Bans Political Video Clip

Shortly after banning a book about the death penalty in Singapore, the PAP government has just banned a video recording of a speech by Dr Lim Hock Siew, who was detained for 20 years under the Internal Security Act in 1963. In this video clip, Dr Lim informs his audience of the miscarriages of justi...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teen arrested for trying to help lost child
Replies: 46
Views: 7283

Re: Teen arrested for trying to help lost child

After reading both sides of the story, my opinion is that the cops and the mother of the lost child over-reacted. The report by the son of the police officer was kinda inconsistent. He admitted himself that first he made the mistake of saying the teenager took the girl away in the opposite direction...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are some simple social experiments you have tried?
Replies: 43
Views: 16636

Re: What are some simple social experiments you have tried?

I am from Singapore so you have to read this within the context of Singapore's culture of fear and oppressiveness. Some days I would simply drop words like 'democracy' and 'human rights' into casual conversations with complete strangers, just to see how many of them would avoid me like the plague. S...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 246604

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Mine's really easy. Really. You see, I am from Singapore. So that explains the Singa. It is also the native word for lion so it is cool. The 'Crew' means a group. Because I am part of a larger group (of friends and like-minded folks). You know like 'oh those are my crew, dudes.' So I am a Singa(pore...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)
Replies: 190
Views: 88374

Re: real life weapon choices (olden days)

Let's not forget the exotic weapons too. The Japanese and Chinese had a lot of those. Like the sai forks thingies. I can't imagine what good those would be against a knight in full-plate armour though. Probably those were more useful as assassination weapons. Easily hidden in the folds of one's cloa...
by Singa Crew
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why aren't we happy?
Replies: 108
Views: 18256

Re: Why aren't we happy?

have you considered that in industrialised nations, there are better diagnostic tools available and less people going undiagnosed? I am just expanding on what Sharlos said. Not only do developed First World countries have better diagnostic tools, they also have transparency and a free press. Thus i...

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