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Be-Longings

Posted by inspir3d on August 31, 2006

“Perhaps in response to my earlier call for more subsistence Rallies, PM Lee is following up very quickly with a Teacher’s Day Rally tonight. More emotional food for survival. Lets look into the crystal ball again and see just what might be broached tonight. Two related phrases:

National Education.

Connecting/Rooting the Young.” …more (Xenoboy)

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Citizenship and Loyalty

Posted by inspir3d on August 31, 2006

“While the KTM is pro-immigration, he is of the view that granting citizenship is an altogether different matter from allowing people to come in to work. There were two letters that appeared in the Forum Page two days ago (29 Aug 2006) on this matter.

In the first letter, the writer questioned if we have granted citizenship to foreigners from countries for which it would be easy to have his/her citizenship reinstated. In the second letter, the writer is trying his luck in making a plug for the Garmen to relax the current no-dual-citizenship stance.” …more (KTM)

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The Population Problem (Suggested Solutions)

Posted by inspir3d on August 31, 2006

“It is not just Singapore having the problem of aging population. According to UN 2005 Human Development Report, this is an issue faced by (except only 18 countries) every country and region across the globe. It is such a major problem that coincidentally, Newsweek’s feature story for the current issue is “Whatever happened to having babies?“.

There may be many reasons for the decline in birthrate. The more commonly cited reasons were generally financial concerns, the inability to find time to balance work and family, job stress, career etc.” …more (Cobalt Paladin)

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What Andy Ho must know (but isn’t saying)

Posted by inspir3d on August 31, 2006

“When you first consider the matter, it would seem logical to treat the MSM and the ‘New Media’ as Andy Ho refers to internet-based alternative media, in the same fashion in regards to regulation. Hypothetically, media is media, and the same rules should be applied equally to all… right?

Wrong.” …more (Mercer Machine)

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