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    Default Re: I really donít know what Iím defending any more.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    Actually I'm wondering..

    two problems:
    1- Singaporeans are not as good as FT
    2- Singaporeans are more expensive than FT

    problem 2 arises from cost of living spiraling upwards in the past decade.

    I remember very clearly when taxi prices suddenly jumped, from $2.30 starting fare with 10cent increases to now $3 starting fare with 20cent increases. Also when hawker food used to be at the most $3 a plate and now at least
    Drinks $1 now $1.30
    public Transport..about 15-20% increase

    and housing? That's the killer. even HDB housing has jumped.

    I don't think our incomes have grown fast enough to match the rising cost of living

    And there's no avoiding that there are other countries that are able to do the things we do at cheaper rates.

    And frankly for the industries that Singapore is pushing for (biochem,service,financial), FT can fill those roles.

    If so many people are feeling negatively then perhaps there's some truth to these feelings and they shouldn't be brushed off so easily

    We keep hearing about upgrading skills, but upgrading skills is fine and dandy when there's enough of a market for such skills.
    Is the market too saturated with a supply of people already?
    Is there a way we can upgrade our skills and take it to a market which is not so saturated?

    In that case I would like to suggest that Singapore push for emigration of university grads, because Singaporeans are highly trained at following orders, are good in english generally and are generally well educated, plus we have a good brand name.

    What do you guys think Singaporeans are better at than people from SEA?

    What do you guys think Singaporeans are better at than people from France, Germany, America?
    Who make the jump?

    Everybody wants to buy low and sell high..

    20 years ago, Masionnet at Woodlands was going for abt $50,000, now it is selling at abt
    $450,000.

    Will seller sell the hse at $50k?

  2. #202

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanqiang1011 View Post
    This Lim definately have balls to challenge a SM. A potential candidate for the opposition party. I think he can be a politician.
    A potential?

    He refuses to defence Singapore just because the polices do not meet his expectation?

    Polices and defence are 2 different issues.

    Please use your brain and not your heart!

    What a joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeskywan View Post
    Your argument holds no weight. unlike other countries Singapore PR is like free. There has been well documented cases of foreign uni students being offered PR before graduation. One PRC girl who went back to take part in her motherland's parade said she was given PR within months of working here. So many expats I know who are told by their HR to apply for PR, sure get one. Unlike other countries that make their PRs have a minimum occupancy... here anyone from a certain country can get PR.
    You need to get your facts right. You did not look at all the other cases where their application got rejected. And at some point in time, all the developed countries handed out PR's and Citizenships to encourage skilled migration.

    Anyway, what bahibo said is true. He is talking about the younger generation's work attitude and ethics. Not whether PR is free or not.

    Since we're are quoting left right centre, let me quote JFK "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."
    Insults so far:
    "Sad, got hypocrite like u.", greenieadi(2010)

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    Default Re: I really donít know what Iím defending any more.

    That JFK quote, is laughable. I give you these then.

    "If your country cannot do anything for you and your family, then why do anything for your country?"

    -Sispecho


    "Ask not what the people can do for you, Ask what you can do for the people"

    -Sispecho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sispecho View Post
    That JFK quote, is laughable. I give you these then.

    "If your country cannot do anything for you and your family, then why do anything for your country?"

    -Sispecho


    "Ask not what the people can do for you, Ask what you can do for the people"

    -Sispecho.
    You are laughable.
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    Default Re: I really donít know what Iím defending any more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Muckafutha View Post
    You are laughable.
    Why is that?

    You are making this personal. Thats sad.

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    Default Re: I really donít know what Iím defending any more.

    Closing this thread as getting personal and do not hope to see members gets banned or warning for online discussion.

    Happy weekend!!!!
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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