Friday, March 27, 2015

Singapore opposition chief draws flak for hitting Lee's rule

Bad move. He is untouchable... at least for a year or two.

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Singapore opposition chief draws flak for hitting Lee's rule

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The leader of Singapore's parliamentary opposition on Thursday set off a firestorm after he called the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew a "controversial" figure and said many were "sacrificed" during the period of nation-building. Low Thia Khiang, secretary-general of the Workers' Party, was immediately slammed by Lee supporters after making the remarks in a special parliamentary sitting called to honour the former leader three days after his death. Speaking in Mandarin with a simultaneous translation into English, Low agreed with the popular assessment that Lee was largely responsible for Singapore's prosperity. Lee, who died at 91, is credited with transforming Singapore into a wealthy society but was also criticised for entrenching a system that called for one dominant political party, the muzzling of the press and curbing political liberties.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Piers Morgan to Jeremy Clarkson: 'You didn't give the BBC much choice'

Farewell Mr. Clarkson, with a nice long footnote by Piers Morgan.

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Piers Morgan to Jeremy Clarkson: 'You didn't give the BBC much choice'

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Piers Morgan has written an open letter to Jeremy Clarkson following the decision by the BBC not to renew his 'Top Gear' contract.

The LKY Legacy: Why It'll Be Hard For Singaporeans To Have Closure

Haha. Like a strict parent with a spoilt and rebellious child. Give snide remarks while he is alive lah! Now that he is gone cannot find closure.

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The LKY Legacy: Why It'll Be Hard For Singaporeans To Have Closure

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"Singapore's master architect slipped away with dignity, as the sun began to rise and the wheels began to turn on his successful Singapore."

ClassicPics on Twitter

A poignant ad in the seventies by the American Nuclear companies. Opps...

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ClassicPics on Twitter

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“Advertisement from the 1970s by American nuclear-power companies.”

Dog walker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

Not so much what the poor guy found is worthless but that whale vomit is used in perfune like Chanel No. 5.

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Dog walker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

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Ken Wilman's dreams of riches are ruined after an expert says the large smelly rock he found on walking along Morecambe beach isn't prized ambergris

TIE Fighter - short film

For the seventies Star Wars fan boys... It's a trap!!!

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TIE Fighter - short film

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What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that's all but vanished from Jap...

Australian comedian perfectly sums up why other countries think US gun laws are crazy

Absolutely brilliant!

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Australian comedian perfectly sums up why other countries think US gun laws are crazy

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"In Australia, we had the biggest massacre on earth, and the Australian government went: 'That's it! NO MORE GUNS.' And we all went, 'Yeah, all right then, that seems fair enough, really.'"

pbs.twimg.com

A good way to get your fingers bitten off.

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Online petition started to rename Changi Airport after Lee Kuan Yew

Too soon?

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Online petition started to rename Changi Airport after Lee Kuan Yew

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There's John F. Kennedy, Ben Gurion and Charles de Gaulle airports, so, why not?

Soylent 1.4: a quick review

Why would there be funding for creating a human equilvalent of cat food? Even astronauts are eating mostly real food.

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Soylent 1.4: a quick review

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Soylent, the nutrition powder that replaces joy with scientific optimization, is the only food in the world that I'm aware of to use software-style version numbers. It's a bit weird, but it's also...