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  • Section 377A should not be repealed now: Singapore Archbishop William Goh

    09/18/2018 9:50:02 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    Singapore should not repeal Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men, under present circumstances, Archbishop William Goh said on Tuesday (18 September). In a pastoral letter posted on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore’s website, he also wrote that he would not object to a repeal of the law “if it were merely aimed at removing all potential criminal penalties against homosexuals”. “However, until and unless Parliament puts in place a formulation that more perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the law, guaranteeing the protection of the rights of the majority who favour the traditional family, and that no further demands...
  • Be Sustained[charismatic Caucus]

    09/17/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Be sustained in ME my children for truly as I AM alive in you, eternally My living fire of Virtue is always ready to rise up and meet your Declaration of being made whole,blessed and prosperous. "Take on My Graciousness" ( (( Just Believe ! )) ) Malachi 4:1-3 The Great Day of the LORD 1“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.”...

    09/13/2018 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Chode · 34 replies
    9/13/2018 | Chode
    Marina Bay Street Circuit FIRST GRAND PRIX 2008 NUMBER OF LAPS 61 CIRCUIT LENGTH 5.063km RACE DISTANCE 308.706km
  • North Korea Stalemate Threatens Nuclear Disarmament Deal

    09/03/2018 6:02:55 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3 September 2018 | Jonathan Cheng, Andrew Jeong
    With no clear timeline established, each side blames the other for foot-dragging on their commitments SEOUL—Nearly three months after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands with President Trump and agreed to pursue denuclearization and a reset in relations, the two sides have reached an impasse over who should make the next concession in talks aimed at implementing their accord. The standoff threatens to derail a delicate detente with Pyongyang, following weeks of negotiations in which both sides say they have given ground but which so far haven’t produced a clear agreement on disarmament steps or moves toward a...
  • Zion Lives in You[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/30/2018 9:53:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Beloved I AM your Kingdom for ALL resides in me, Therefore I AM your Being "Zion" Do You see? For I AM the Movement within You I speak you do, It is just this simple ~ Zion living and moving through you, I AM your innate Being ALL You need to see, I reside in and through you The Wellspring you set free, I AM your true existence My Kingdom can not lie, Just let go of your existence and in me rely, Not just in steps or breathing but in each beat of your heart, For its desire must...
  • Gay lobby bullies Paris Jackson into political correctness

    08/20/2018 9:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Paris Jackson, the only daughter of Michael Jackson and whoever his concubine was, has always come off as a fragile flower.  It's hardly her fault; she was born and raised under strange circumstances, lived in a weird celebrity bubble, and has had to deal with fame that wasn't of her own choosing.  It's not surprising she's had problems with drugs, identity, and suicide, so I think it's natural for most people to feel compassion for her, with hope she finds her way. That's why I was disgusted when I saw this bullying attack over a cover photo she did for Singapore...
  • Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

    08/18/2018 5:34:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Tessa Wong
    With its bold claims of Asian representation, the Hollywood film extravaganza Crazy Rich Asians was destined for intense scrutiny, coming as it does after bitter debates about whitewashing and "yellowface" casting - where white actors attempt to make themselves look Asian. But like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the film - might the weight of it all prove too much?
  • Why 'Crazy Rich Asians' is the right movie for this moment

    08/17/2018 9:36:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/15/2018 | Jeff Yang
    You've probably already read about how "Crazy Rich Asians" is the first major studio release to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- since The Joy Luck Club accomplished that feat in 1993. And yes, this movie is a singularly special and important event for those in the Asian-American community, who are finally beginning to sense a change in an industry that has, over the past quarter century, seemed afraid of putting more than one of us onscreen at once for fear of somehow freaking out or turning off non-Asian viewers. (Don't look now, but "Crazy Rich Asians" serves...
  • The other time Singapore gave North Korea a taste of America

    08/01/2018 12:25:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | June 3, 2018 | Aaron Low
    When Singaporean businessman Patrick Soh first arrived in North Korea in 2008, his minders whispered to him that everyone was forbidden even to utter the word “burger”. After all, the hermit kingdom had the gogigyeopbbang, “invented” by the country’s second leader Kim Jong-il in 2000 and described as “double bread with meat”.   “Under the previous leader, Kim Jong-il, the burgers could not be called burgers. But now, everyone knows what they are,” Soh says. Indeed, under the country’s current portly leader, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il’s son, the ubiquitous American food has experienced a surge in popularity, so much so...
  • Conservative Identitarians Versus Marxist Identity Politics

    07/25/2018 3:20:04 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    Tore Rasmussen (YouTube channel) ^ | July 25, 2018 | Tore Rasmussen
    Some conservatives define opposition to mass immigration as “white Identity Politics” In this video, I explain why this is wrong and the differences between conservative Identitarian Politics and Marxist Identity Politics.
  • Singaporean faces 161 charges over illegal North Korea luxury goods

    07/21/2018 7:21:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Standard ^ | July 20, 2018
    The Singaporean director of a company accused of illegally supplying luxury items worth millions of dollars, including wines, perfumes and cosmetics, to North Korea was charged in court yesterday, Channel News Asia reports. Ng Kheng Wah faces 161 charges, including cheating charges and charges of breach of regulations under the United Nations Act. The offenses were allegedly committed between 2010 and 2017. Ng, director of OCN Singapore and said to be director of sister company T Specialist, had denied last year that he ran high-end retail stores in North Korea. He also denied stocking them with banned luxury goods. The...
  • Concern mounts over delayed repatriation of US war remains (N. Korea)

    07/11/2018 4:44:23 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 17 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | 12 July 2018 | Yeo Jun Suk
    With North Korean and US delegates scheduled to meet Thursday to negotiate the return of US war remains from the Korean War, the focus is now on whether the two sides can make progress on the issue. During their first summit last month in Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump committed to recovering US war remains, including the “immediate repatriation of those already identified.” North Korea holds about 200 sets of remains from among the some 5,300 US military personnel believed still lost in the country, according to Department of Defense estimates. There has been...
  • N. Korea Says Denuclearization Talks With Pompeo "Regrettable" (Calls USA "Gangster-Like")

    07/07/2018 8:27:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 66 replies
    FOX News Politics ^ | 7 July 2018 | Adam Shaw, FOX News
    North Korea on Saturday accused the U.S. of undermining the spirit of last month’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after what it says were “regrettable” talks with a delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry, accusing the U.S. of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons, came shortly after Pompeo’s delegation left the country. "We had expected that the U.S. side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders' summit ... we were also thinking about...
  • Meet the Navy’s new ‘mothership’ that fights with unmanned drones and vessels (Singapore)

    07/06/2018 8:38:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | 06 Jul 2018 | Aqil Haziq Mahmud
    The multi-role combat vessel will act as a "mothership" for unmanned systems. (Illustration: Rafa Estrada) SINGAPORE: Not long ago, a warship’s superiority was defined by how powerful the guns on its deck were. Then, as weapons evolved, how far its missiles could go. Now, with wars increasingly being fought hundreds of kilometres apart, it has become a case of spotting the enemy before it spots you. “We are reaching a stage where who sees first, who sees fastest, actually wins,” Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) head of naval operations Cheong Kwok Chien told Channel NewsAsia in an exclusive interview on...
  • ICA busts large syndicate that arranged sham marriages with Vietnamese women (Singapore)

    07/05/2018 10:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | June 19, 2018 | Jalelah Abu Baker
    A single tip-off on a sham marriage in March last year led officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to uncover one of the largest sham marriage syndicates to date. In all, 17 syndicate members were identified between March and July last year, ICA said during a media briefing at its headquarters on Tuesday (Jun 19). A sham marriage, or marriage of convenience, is a ruse to help foreigners enter Singapore or extend their stay here. The act was criminalised in 2012. Of the 17 syndicate members, 12 have been convicted, two left Singapore before investigation started, one was...
  • SAF acquires new fighting machines to do more with less ... (Singapore)

    07/02/2018 7:19:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | 30 June, 2018 | Aqil Haziq Mahmud
    SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is overhauling its arsenal, adding new warplanes, submarines and warships as it gears up for a future with fewer soldiers. High on the agenda is the replacement for the ageing F-16 fighter jets, with Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen saying on Friday (Jun 29) that a decision will be made in the coming months. “F-16s would face obsolescence beyond 2030,” Dr Ng said of the 30-year-old jets. “To plan for a replacement is not as if you are going to buy a new car, you actually need a lead time of eight to 10...
  • N. Korea aims to hide key parts of nuclear program: reports

    07/01/2018 6:03:59 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 55 replies
    The Korea Herald (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | 1 July 2018 | Jung Min-Kyung, Staff Writer Korea Herald
    Even as North Korea engages in diplomacy with the US for denuclearization, US intelligence officials have spotted evidence that points to the communist nation’s unwillingness to fully dismantle its nuclear program while concealing key parts, the Washington Post said Sunday. The assessment contradicts US President Donald Trump’s remarks that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea,” following a landmark summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore. The evidence collected aims to deceive the United States about the number of nuclear warheads in North Korea’s arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed...
  • SAF achieved 'A-grade' in ensuring security of Trump-Kim summit: Ng Eng Hen

    06/30/2018 8:11:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 30, 2018 | Wong Casandra
    The recent Trump-Kim summit was an “invaluable opportunity” to show that Singapore is on the right track in building the capabilities of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to respond to present-day security needs, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. Amid the prevailing and multi-faceted threats of terrorism, the different security agencies performed credibly in ensuring the success of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on 12 June, said Dr Ng, who was speaking to reporters on Friday (29 June) ahead of SAF Day on Sunday. Calling the summit a rare opportunity in...
  • Singapore spent USD 12 million on United States-North Korea summit (Paid for the North Koreans)

    06/24/2018 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Times Now News ^ | June 25, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    The meeting was the culmination of a rapid detente between Pyongyang and Washington and saw Kim commit to working towards denuclearisation, although critics noted the summit agreement was vague and non-binding. Singapore said on Sunday it spent 16.3 million Singapore dollars (USD 12 million) on the historic US-North Korea summit, adding it was less than initially anticipated after some in the city-state complained about the high cost. US President Donald Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore on June 12 for talks aimed at ending a tense nuclear standoff. The meeting was the culmination of a...
  • Examining the Singapore Summit Logically

    06/21/2018 7:54:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2018 | Apollo Villalobos
    President Trump realized long ago that our so-called “alliances” are nothing of the sort, in so far as they have been one-way “alliances” for over half a century. They have always been one-sided. Japan and South Korea have contributed nothing whenever America needed help elsewhere. As for the NATO countries, long ago they pledged that, upon a Russian invasion, they would defend Europe to the last American. As for their contribution in Afghanistan, it can be likened to their contributing a truck with the transmission shot. Worse, America has carried most of the financial burden of defending these “allies.” In...