THE HDB GIMMICK:
If the 50-year loan for a HDB flat is a "gimmick" [Link], can the current selling price of HDB flats be more than a gimmick?
For the love of money, our mintsters are selling HDB flats at 'market subsidy' (just wtf is that?) price.
Like the "churning" done in the insurance industry where policyholders are asked to buy and sell their unit trusts to profit their agents, HDB has been en-bloc'ing blocks after blocks of flats, rebuilding from 10-storeys high to more than 30-storeys high. I must admit that they do great in building more homes for the people but, to profiteer by selling them at astronomical 'market subsidy' price is more than a "gimmick" - defined as: A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
When I see the demolition and rebuilding of flats at Commonwealth Drive and other estates, I'm amazed how the so many flats built in the sky are enriching the elites and the well-connected. When so many flats are being built due to the inflated population perpetrated by PAP's fook-the-citizens immigration policy, where does the profit of these sales go to? Can they be used to buy more Olympic medals by Stinkaporising PRCs sports talents? We've bought some in table tennis. How about buying some gymnasts, no? Maybe we can buy Americans too. Gabrielle Douglas, anyone? What about 9.63sec Jamaican Usain Bolt?
THE SINGAPORE OLYMPIC GIMMICK:
Much has been said and compared between Ms Feng Tianwei's Olympic bronze medal effort with Mr Tan Howe Liang's silver [Link]. I'm shocked that writer Phan Yoke Fei wrote, "conclude that our society is losing its sense of neighbourliness and fast losing any ability to forgive, much less support, our less capable colleagues and friends' (now where did that come from?). Maybe Phan should know that most Singaporeans aren't against foreign talents. Most Singaporeans are just disgusted by PAP's blind and shameful ambition for vainglory. To allow foreign talents into Singapore is positive. However, to spend taxpayers money, to pick and choose and import foreigners for the single purpose of showboating is deplorable. It hurts the Semangat (Spirit) of Singaporeans because they feel that their sense of pride and integrity has been raped by leeders whose sense of glory and vanity has robbed the leeders of their humanity.
As to why Ms Feng Tianwei is getting vitriol and not Tan Howe Liang, I can only hazard:
- Most Singaporeans are still fearful of the PAP government and has this crazy notion that it is easier and less 'sinful' to bitch a PRC and 'police and ISD will catch' if we badmouth PAP.
- Tan Howe Liang was not imported for the sole purpose of winning medals to shine for PAP!
Parents can be proud of their kid when the kid say "thank you" to the cleaning lady when the lady cleans and make the eating place more appetising. Parents can be proud of their kid who is born without legs but still try to walk. Parents can be proud of their kid if the kid is not of A* calibre but still does her/his best in whatever the kid does with pride and joy.
When you are cajoled and/or threatened by RC to display the national flag, are you doing out of national pride or fear? Are you proud of that?
When you are lucky enough to win the tickets to the NDP, are you there because of national pride, goodie bag or just suck in the atmosphere of sound and fireworks while getting bored waiting for the presidential ceremony to be over so that fun begins?
THE NATIONAL DAY GIMMICK;
Is National Day Parade a gimmick to showboat the 'Singaporean Unity'? Or worse, a partisan political advertising gimmick in white?
Do Singaporeans really celebrate National Day with the pride of being a Singaporean?
For all I know, this video shows Singaporeans truly and spontaneously celebrating from the heart as Singaporeans! Celebrating and taking pride in not wanting to be bullied, cheated and blinded by political scums who use upgrading of lifts and flats (amongst other tricks) as threats to win votes.
Money can buy medals, sometime silver, sometime bronze, even sex
Money can buy votes, sometime enough for a majority, sometime not
Money can buy ministers, some capable, some nothing but actors
Money cannot buy loyalty, love, courage and true pride
"What do you think?"