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How to model Britain after Singapore

Dug up this “letter” while rummaging through old documents for deletion. Thought I’d share it with you, now that the British Empire has a new coalition goverment and new prime minister David Cameron’s perceived glibness seeemed to have done more damage than good. Letter to Mr. Blair Dear Mr Blair,Just a mere few weeks after… Read More »

意外监听到大陆黑社会内部的对话

改委: 油价都调了?石油: 调完了,大哥.改委: 有什么反映?石油: 意见很大,骂娘的挺多,比国外贵太多了….改委: 不是让你们找枪手造舆论吗?石油: 找了,强调成本构成不同没有可比性,中国特色什么的,不过越描越黑,现在他们有点顶不住了,不敢说话了.改委: 能不能说点新鲜的?我听了都烦. 以后不要找什么草包专家,更不要找”五毛”骂街.咱不差钱, 还是让那几个刀枪不入的上吧.石油: 可他们名声太差了吧….连”自行车比汽车污染更严重”这类话也说得出口….改委: 靠,他都不怕,你担心什么?石油: 是,大哥.我觉得根本就多余解释, 就涨了, 你能怎么着吧,还能造反不成?!改委: 头脑简单!不讲政治! 跟你们说了多少次了?对了, 销售稳定吗?石油: 大哥,销售这几天一直在下滑…..改委(暴怒): 怎么会这样?!都是精算过的,汽车保有量低时低油价,打开口子让这帮孙子使劲买,三年功夫该买的都买了,一家两三辆都有了,套牢以后咱就一路涨上去.这么大市场销售怎么会下滑?石油: 内外差价太大了,外面的油品好,价格也比我们低2块多.最近成品油走私很火,以前贩毒倒腾军火的也改行做成品油了….改委: 妈的,敢挡咱们的财路?把他们都给我做了!石油: 大哥,要是几个小瘪三也就好办了,现在部队用军舰在走,我们有什么办法?改委: 靠,部队我也管不了,我找老大说去….底下兄弟们怎么样?石油: 兄弟们日子过得很滋润,不过情绪不太稳定..改委: 为什么?!石油: 兄弟们都觉得探油炼油太辛苦了,也没必要,买船运油就行了……改委: 嘘—,小声,别让FBI听到,他们也涨价就麻烦了…..这事低调操作就行了,闷声发大财.石油: 除了走私,还有一个原因,就是好多小白领觉得油太贵,开始”戒驾”了…改委: 找几个抢手,多推推节油概念,多推推日本车….不信他们真能戒.石油: 这帮孙子也不是真想戒,主要是吃不住劲了.房价学费那么高……改委: 别说了,TMD,这帮孙子是逼我下重手啊….石油: 大哥, 你的意思是?改委: 这帮孙子够狠,先是把烟戒了让我损失一笔,现在又要”戒驾”?!看来,得把十年后的手段提前用上了,咱们看谁更狠?下月我找人听证一下水价….草,让他们戒!!! Related posts:朝鲜核爆前与中方的绝密通话应该加多少? Technorati Tags: 改委 油价 中国大陆 黑社会 监听 对话 汽车 戒驾 听证 Help spread the word!

Here today, gone tomorrow

I guess the reason why real estate agents in Shenzhen are so aggressive is because the competition is fierce. Just to illustrate: The real estate company that arranged for me to view some apartments here back in September (this year) has since shuttered its business. The fact that its boss probably absconded with company funds… Read More »

The legacy of Imelda Marcos

Since it’s national election (and a public holiday) in the Philippines tomorrow, here’s a little trivia: Imelda Marco, the former First Lady and erstwhile powerful political figure in the Philippines, left behind “only” 1,060 pairs of shoes at Malacanang Palace, and not 3,000 pairs as the world popularly believed. But what the shoes lost in… Read More »

Does Singapore have a clean government?

A resounding “Yes!” if you read the eulogies released through the government-controlled media properties. Yet words, no matter how well articulated, never speak louder than action. The following article is an excerpt from Economic Crisis and the Prospects for Democratisation in Southeast Asia. It paints a different picture, especially if you receive your regular diet… Read More »