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People learn best when there are fewer or no mental and physical restrictions

[Reproduced from pijitailaiX] Do Internet and social media create social division as claimed by PM Lee? Nevertheless, learning and sharing do need diversification. Perhaps, he is still in the mode of hierarchical  learning and sharing. 

People learn best when there are fewer or no mental and physical restrictions, especially in country like Singapore.

My mode of learning shows that I am at the Distributed Individual Quadrant#0. When I first enroll in this course, I just want to learn to be a good learner not leader. I am a motivated learner and have never thought of a leadership role in learning.
What can I share and initiate changes in learning? This is in particular that I am not living in a western environment that 'political right' plays less influencing role in sharing and learning.
Singapore is a country that practices market economy and capitalist system. However, when we come to learning, political right and wrong will make a huge difference. If you are at the wrong side…

只是津贴卡,不是信用卡的卡中之王。

【卡中之王说穿了,不过是一项行动工程,形象改造工程,建国前辈们会被这些工程打动吗?推而广之,总理在国庆群众大会所建议的各项工程,能够打动选民的心吗?或者说,能否留住60%选民的心吗?】
总理在国庆群众大会上说,建国前辈现在人人手中有了一张卡中之王。这张卡说白了,就是一张优待卡,根本就不是信用卡,行动党政府没有给人民免费的午餐,只不过给前辈们打个折而已。
总理在国庆群众大会说:“因为你有了这张红卡,你就能享有更多的津贴。例如,你到社保计划CHAS私人诊所和牙科诊所看病时,比其他用蓝卡的病人少付$10。如果你到综合诊疗所、政府牙科诊所、政府医院专科诊所看病,都有补助。加上,这张卡没有限期,终身都可以使用。所以说,这张是卡中之王”
卡中之王不是信用卡,政府是不会跟人民买单的。前辈们到邻里的医疗所,牙科门诊,还是要给钱的。卡中之王只是政府的一张津贴卡。如果诊疗所,牙医的收费超过津贴的数目,这张卡中之王就没有用了。前辈们还是要掏腰包,没有信用可言,政府没有担保前辈们的信用,诊疗所,牙医也不会承认这是一张信用卡,可以挂单,之后向政府收高出津贴之外的钱。
因此,卡中之王不是让你高枕无忧,到邻里看医生,牙医,还是要准备现金的。除非医生和牙医另外给病人津贴,填补不足的门诊费,这样一来,前辈们就不需要带钱包出门了。
什么叫做信用?到诊疗所,牙医看诊,到医院看病,工作人员,医务人员,医生们对前辈有信心,一旦出示卡中之王,就会获得尊贵的服务。就犹如黑卡一样:
(黑卡被称为卡中之王,不是一般人能够得到的,因为它处在财富金字塔的顶端。世界上20%的人掌握着80%的财富,但是持有黑卡的人可能还不到0.1%,这就是黑卡的威力。
花旗银行名为“Ultima”的黑色信用卡以及美国运通公司在1999年推出了名为“Centurion”的黑色信用卡,被业内人士称为“卡中之王”。有人说,只有拥有这种黑卡,才可充分显示卡主的“尊贵地位”。因为这种黑卡不接受申请,只有银行主动邀请客户加入。)
http://www.shujucool.com/ultima-and-centurion/
要获得顶级,尊贵的服务,卡中之王的红卡真的是不行。我们的诊疗所,牙医,医院,尤其是政府医院和私人医院顶级病房的病人,使用的是有如黑卡那样的信用卡,才真的获得帝王般的服务。红卡只是胜过蓝卡,想要得到尊贵服务,门都没有。 当然,这是黑卡的传说,网上的消息…

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FROM FATHER TO SON

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FROM FATHER TO SON, there is still no satisfactory solution to retirement, housing and education...

[I don’t trade in people’s miseries. My business is the people’s happiness.] #1
In a speech in the Federal Parliament on 27 May 1965, just before Singapore’s independence, Singapore first prime minister made the above speech and championed for a Malaysian Malaysia. Looking back in history, have we narrowed the concept of the failed Malaysian Malaysia into a Singaporean Singapore? Have we ever traded in people’s miseries? 49 years later, we are still discussing the problems of miseries and happiness. We still try to find an answer for CPF retirement, health care, housing, education and services to the people despite our huge economic achievement.  We are a first world country in search for a satisfactory balance between miseries and happiness.   
National Day Rally 2014 proves that after more than 50 years of hard work, our mission of nation building and the promise of be…

政治前途茫然 两行乒乓泪下

李美花不再寻求连任乒乓总会会长一职,泪晒记者会。她是为自己的政治前途感到茫然,还是不舍得乒乓总会?
行动党在每次大选前,都会淘汰一些旧议员,人数可以高达百分之20或30,算起来也有20多人。即使面对候选人难找,一些负资产的议员,还是一定要换掉的。
李美花很可能就是其中之一。因此,她在记者会的两行乒乓泪,的确是有感而发。因为,失去了乒乓总会这个平台,对于行动党的后座议员来说,就是失去了一个立功的机会。没有立功机会,下次大选就不需考虑,下课的时间就是总理宣布解散国会的时候。想到这里,也很难怪她不感性的留下乒乓泪。看到乒乓队在多次国际大赛得奖,自己却没有得到连任的机会,政治前途也应该算到了。
这就是政治的现实,人民行动党更是如此。每次大选,行动党都要每个选区都参加,候选人的人数当然就是集选区和单选区加起来的数目。为了给选民一个自我更新的印象,推出新候选人淘汰旧议员的动作,每次大选回回发生,即将到来的大选当然也不例外。负资产的部长在2011年大选后,已经退出部长队伍,下次大选当然就不用上阵。现在,就轮到现任议员了,谁应该退出,谁留下的时候了。谁无法连任或者委以新任务,谁的政治命运就将结束。
李美花不连任乒乓总会会长,已经暗示行动党已经启动淘汰议员的运动了。几个月前,黄永宏已经说行动党新人已经走进基层。既然新人准备进,当然旧人就要准备退出,李美花只不过是一个预告,接下来,陆续我们会看到更多现任行动党议员不连任,或者退出一些公职。间接的告诉选民,这些人下次大选下课了。
负资产行动党议员,以前可以通过集选区这个制度,顺利过关,然后,就被安排霸位,出任社会公职。很不幸的,负资产议员现在不只无法鱼目混珠,很可能还会把主子拉下。2011年的马林百列集选区就是一个例子。
行动党部长,行动党议员的霸位行为,已经是几十年如一日。李显龙做了10年的总理,也没有丝毫的改变。因此,这种政治传承的霸位行为,李显龙也是继续下去,他即跳不出,也不愿改变。
后座议员霸不了部长的位,社会上,社团里,体育活动,就是他们霸位的,搏出位的地方。除了长控职总,人民协会,体育总会之外,通商中国,消费人协会,足球总会,羽毛球总会,乒乓总会,等等都是后座议员做出贡献的地方。如果连这些位子都保不住,那也就是间接的告诉这位议员,下次大选,不用出来了。
在社会上霸位,在体育活动上霸位,难怪我们的活动如此缺乏创意。一党独大的思维,一党独大的教…

If SIA can make silly mistake, so do the government, Temasek, GIC, …

In many ways, Singapore Airlines has the same management philosophy of the PAP government.

SIA is the image of Singapore that the PAP government wants to show to the world.  Indirectly, it is a mini PAP as the major shareholder of SIA is Singapore government through Temasek Holdings.    

SIA is a symbol of Singapore. It represents the quality of Singapore in a competitive international airlines market.  It is a listed company subject to quality check of internal and external auditors. However, it still made a silly public relationship mistake on the issue of flying over the Ukraine airspace.

Parliament was told that ‘SIA plane (was) about 90 km from MH17 when it was shot down’.#1 In another report, we know ‘SIA used same MH17 flight path 75 times in past week’. #2 It seems there is a quality control problem at SIA.  How come a company statement can be issued without proper checking? Or is the statement used to cover up a bigger potential mistake and lie?   We don’t know as SIA only says…

为国家庆生,行动党专利不再。

【新加坡生日快乐,不再是挂国旗,这么简单了。为国家庆生,已经从行动党的的表面形式,走向更加多样化,多元化的诠释,不再是一党独大的表面表演和作秀。】

和几年前相比,为国家庆生,增加了好多方式,好多诠释,好多演绎。看惯了过去的一党独大,只有行动党大旗队在国庆日庆典中出现的场面后,新加坡人开始反思,难道只有行动党的大旗,才算够是爱国,难道只有在行动党的大旗下,新加坡人才算爱国吗?
难道,只有行动党才有资格,为新加坡庆祝生日吗?普通老百姓,和不同政治意见的人,难道,不可以以自己的方式为国家庆生,为新加坡唱一曲生日快乐吗?
组屋区的国旗减少,表面看来,就像是行动党的大旗减少了,爱国的气氛减少了,生日快乐和蛋糕减少了。是否如此,我们倒是要认真的想一想,看一看,是不是,有人以不同于行动党的方式,庆祝国庆。我们有必要看另一方面。表面作秀的确是减少,但是却被另外的爱国行为,行动所取代。
人们可以在选择自己的方法庆祝国庆。芳林公园的集会是一种。国庆当天,分派国旗给国人,也是一种。当然,现在,社交媒体这么发达,这么方便,你也可以在网上留言,为国家,为新加坡庆生,留下祝福。希望,新加坡更加透明,更加包容,容忍和公开,进步。
当然,出国休息一下,不论出国学习,还是工作,只要心系新加坡,关心新加坡,祝福新加坡,这其实也是爱国的表现,不一定要高挂国旗,好像在国旗下宣誓那样,作作秀。爱国是表现在内心,而不是挂国旗这么简单。
组屋区国旗少了,也不一定和爱国有关。因为,新加坡人已经懂得区分行动党和国家是两回事。以前是党国不分,一切都是一个等号:行动党=政府=新加坡。因此,行动党不好=政府不好=新加坡不好。以前,新加坡人没有看清楚,就把行动党党旗,当成是国旗。对国旗效忠,就等于对行动党党旗效忠。或者,对行动党党旗效忠,就犹如对新加坡国旗效忠一样。
当新加坡在明年步入建国50周年的当儿,新加坡人开始反思,启蒙,认清现实,行动党党旗不能代表新加坡国旗。而新加坡政府这个概念,不一定就是行动党政府。决定权在人民。还政于民,人民拥有更换政府的权利。因此,党旗是可以换掉的。行动党政府是可以被更换掉的。而国旗就不可以。
我们想想看,如果行动党不再是政府,行动党党旗,还可以在国庆庆典上,游街示众吗?行动党党旗还好意思,大白旗高高挂,在庆典上出现吗?
组屋区国旗减少,也可以解读为行动党的基层工作做得不好,他们没有像以前那样拼搏,厚脸皮的…

WHO IS TO DEFEND THE 10M POPULATION IN SINGAPORE?

This question looks remote. Then how about who are the defenders of the more than 5 million people in Singapore? The automatic and natural answer is the national service personnels, and in a more inclusive way, all under the Total Defence.    
There is no official denial of the 10 million population. It looks like the PAP-led Singapore is getting serious to be a future super city. With a weak or softening property market, it seems to be a good idea to come out with this suggestion.  It will help to push or sustain the property price and stabilize the market.   
We currently have more than 5.3 million residents in Singapore. Of which, more than 1 million are foreign workers and maids. When the population reaches 10 million, we will have 2 million foreign workers and maids. However, citizens serving the National Service is not expected to increase due to low birth rate.  
The citizen army of NSmen will then have to protect 10 million population as well as a bigger economy, several times la…