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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    give you all magic number

    2016. you know what to do

    those who don't know what to do. Saturday and Sunday $2 big $2 small , 24 permutations. huat ah!
    Sold out by now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinata76 View Post
    well a friend jio me go see the event..6.9million no to singapore at FB..

    got permit already..if go..will kena pick up by eye ass de pple anot?
    Bring a few bikini gals and pretend to shoot them if catch.

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    It has been endorsed by our democratic parliamentary process... please do not complain anymore as the matter has been settled. Keep to the plans of the majority.

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    DPM Teo Chee Hean just said, the conversation does not end here, even after the white paper has been endorsed. Even if the majority in the house approved it, it does not mean the voice of the large number of people who oppose it can be just brushed aside. The political consequences is risky as can be seen by the loss in the recent by-elections & the increasing opposition MPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1221ljc View Post
    Agree.. If our country is not condusive to reproduction for whatever reasons - work stress, high costs of living, skewed aspirations etc, so what if we get to 6.9 mio? Can we guarantee they will reproduce? Can we seek a guarantee from all the instant imports that they will produce children to ensure a constant pool of people. If not then in time to come, we really then have arealsupersunamiof old people which is what the govt fear & try to find a solution for. If they reproduce prolifically (as people from certain countries do) without incentives, coercion & what not, it will just mean that the population would be much much more than that targetted. We may end up drowning in a sea of people like what we seeing now at MRT exchanges.

    There is always the danger when we try to manipulate people for our purposes, its not like manipulating other physical resources. Besides the economic aspects, there are serious social, political & other consequences. Things may blow up in our face if not managed well. Fact is, corporations are so eager to employ cheap labour with their eyes focussed largely on profits but who bears the social & infrastructure costs?? We dont even have proper lodgings for the foreign workers now. And we see how vocal & political some workers are, like the recent bus driver protest saga. In HK, even maids can protests & demand permanent residency. More people mean more mouths to feed. So what if the economic pie increases, we may end up with the same if not smaller slice. We see the widening income gap & economic divide even now. Besides infrastructure, there will be the need to increase the number of services providers like cleaners, police officers, etc etc. The need for more & more workers will never end & the cycle repeats itself. We are unlike other cities which have a large hinterland or unlimited space (look at our neighbours). We have limited land & other resources & we need to recognise the limits & know the optimal points.

    So far I have not heard any concrete measures to address all these. Only people singing of the benefits, but not the costs!
    I hv heard the singing too ...... Out of tune and off key ...... A real pain.

    ..... and that DPM could not recite the lyrics in the opening so.ng properly ... absolutely no conviction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s1221ljc View Post
    DPM Teo Chee Hean just said, the conversation does not end here, even after the white paper has been endorsed. Even if the majority in the house approved it, it does not mean the voice of the large number of people who oppose it can be just brushed aside. The political consequences is risky as can be seen by the loss in the recent by-elections & the increasing opposition MPs.
    Well..... we all know what we need to do....... unite and 2016!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
    Well..... we all know what we need to do....... unite and 2016!!!!
    They have done it before and it has worked so far so no reason it won't work again: right after a GE drop a bomb of an unpopular policy, then next GE, new issues/scandals + people forget + goodies => win again solid solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    If you Kiasi, wear a mask

    This is the worst advice.
    Wait kenna picked up, nobody can identify as TS and make report on Facebook/Youtube/Amnesty International


    Just bring a big DLSR with flash.
    Then claim to be just photographing event for own shiok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    This is the worst advice.
    Wait kenna picked up, nobody can identify as TS and make report on Facebook/Youtube/Amnesty International


    Just bring a big DLSR with flash.
    Then claim to be just photographing event for own shiok.
    If you want to stick your head out for others, be prepare to get your head chop off.

    If TS scare of get arrested, then he shouldn't go at all.
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    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    If you want to stick your head out for others, be prepare to get your head chop off.

    If TS scare of get arrested, then he shouldn't go at all.
    if every singaporean like you scare of this, scare of that. then we game over liao
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    if every singaporean like you scare of this, scare of that. then we game over liao
    You mean like TS

    This thread started by him not by me.
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    Brigade size wor.

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    What on earth were they protesting about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Brigade size wor.


    hey, what movie is this?
    Objection !!!

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    Don't see any photos of the event posted anywhere in CS. Are we banned from posting such photos?

    I see many photographers there taking photos. I have a bunch of photos , but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milez View Post
    Don't see any photos of the event posted anywhere in CS. Are we banned from posting such photos?

    I see many photographers there taking photos. I have a bunch of photos , but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post them here.
    post under reportage/sports?
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    4,000 turn up at Speakers' Corner for population White Paper protest

    4,000 turn up at Speakers' Corner for population White Paper protest - Yahoo! News Singapore

    An estimated crowd of 4,000 people gathered at the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park on Saturday afternoon to protest against the Population White Paper endorsed by Parliament last week.

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    Organised by transitioning.org, a support site for unemployed, the nearly four-hour protest saw people of all age ranges and races turn up in the light drizzle, with umbrellas and some with home-made, colourful placards and posters. Many also came with their young children in tow.

    While organisers put the official figure at 4,000, others compared the size of the crowd to that of Pink Dot 2013, in which close to 15,000 took part.

    A total of 12 speakers, including former NTUC chief Tan Kin Lian, former presidential candidate Tan Jee Say, SDP's Vincent Wijeysingha, NSP's Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss spoke at the event, mainly hitting out at the 6.9 million population figure mentioned in the White Paper.

    Each speaker was given 10 minutes to address the crowd.

    The peaceful protest was marked by poignant moments when the crowd sang "Count On Me, Singapore" at the midway mark, and also at the end when the National Pledge was lustily recited in unison.

    Organiser Gilbert Goh told Yahoo! Singapore he was pleased with the turnout. Calling the protest "history-making", he said he initially only expected 200 to show.

    "This protest event is meant for Singaporeans to come here in a peaceful manner to show their displeasure at the 6.9 million population target," he said.

    "We also wanted to show Singaporeans that there's a place for you to come to legitimately protest against any policy that you have against the government. You don't have to sit behind Facebook and complain. You can show up in unity, in person to complain," he added.

    Last week, Parliament endorsed an amended motion to the White Paper on Population by 77 votes to 13.

    The amended motion filed by Holland-Bukit Timah MP Liang Eng Hwa stated that the White Paper “supports maintaining a strong Singaporean core by encouraging more Singaporeans to get married and have children, supplemented by a calibrated pace of immigration to prevent the citizen population from shrinking”.

    PM Lee, in an address before the motion was endorsed, stressed that the 6.9 million population figure had been taken out of context and that the paper was not about any specific population size for beyond 2020, but rather that it was being used for the purpose of land use and infrastructure planning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    What on earth were they protesting about?
    They are Protesting about the White Paper target of 6.9M population in Singapore.....
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