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WTF? January 20, 2009

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Right now everyone’s talking about Jerry Ee, I guess the fact that he didn’t kill anyone or peddle drugs allows for jokes. I mean, the dude stole 8 million dollars worth of watches, gimme a piece of that, please. But seriously, I was shocked with the peace sign photo and even more amused when I spotted it on the Interpol website. Does the dude not have an IC photo? Could they not crop out the peace sign? Is this a joke? I’m tickled… so I guess he’s served his purpose.

 

 
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Kangaroo Court October 15, 2008

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From Wikipedia: A kangaroo court or kangaroo trial, sometimes likened to a drumhead court-martial or a Drumhead trial, is a sham legal proceeding or court. Kangaroo courts are judicial proceedings that deny due process rights in the name of expediency. Such rights include the right to summon witnesses, the right of cross-examination, the right not to incriminate oneself, the right not to be tried on secret evidence, the right to control one’s own defense, the right to exclude evidence that is improperly obtained, irrelevant or inherently inadmissible (e.g. hearsay), the right to exclude judges or jurors on the grounds of partiality or conflict of interest, and the right of appeal. The outcome of a trial by "kangaroo court" is essentially determined in advance, usually for the purpose of providing a conviction, either by going through the motions of manipulated procedure or by allowing no defense at all.

Brave or stupid?
photo: yahoo
 
What can I say, I love it when people question, I love it that Singaporeans are getting a little brave, daring, concern about their country, finding a voice…growing BALLS!!

Dare I? September 30, 2008

Posted by Marie in News and politics.
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Since I can remember, my Mom hushed us if we bitched about the government, like they could be listening, off with your head, shove you in prison, ship you off to an even smaller island and leave you there with a football. Fact is, we don’t have very much freedom, thoughts and words are controlled and perhaps that keeps the harmony. So let me get this straight, I like living in Singapore, it isn’t all roses but it’s home.
 
That being said, no matter how good, stable and powerful authority is, it has to be be questioned every now and then, doesn’t it? There’s no such thing as perfection, everything and everyone has flaws. JB Jeyaretnam was a thorn in PAPs side but necessary. Visionary, hero, pain in the ass, voice, I respected him cos he had the balls to stand up for what he believed in and had the guts to question, he didn’t always do it the right way but as least he tried.
 
I remember a tired, bent, aged JBJ at the City Hall MRT station, selling his book and I stood there for 10 minutes wondering if I had the guts to buy the book…dare I? What if someone jumps out of the bushes and hauls my ass off to jail…early childhood conditioning at its best, I tell ya. Bought the book, shook his hand and smiled, my lil way to support a man who might not have always been right but you just have to respect cos in his own way he loved his country too.
 
RIP.

Dimwits February 22, 2007

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Only in the USA
 
Them folks need to get outta their country more…*hic* or pick up a global newspaper.