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Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant 2017 finalists' photo draws flak online

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

An unofficial photo of the finalists in a local beauty pageant has brought out the ugly side of some netizens.

Comments on the 19 finalists for the Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant 2017 range from their looks being “ugly” and “not pretty enough”, to questioning if they even look “Singaporean”. 440 more words

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In plane sight

Luftwaffe anti-aircraft crew is manning a Flak 30 2 cm caliber automatic AA gun. “Flak” is an abbreviation of Flugabwehrkanone, anti-aircraft cannon, which became a word for intense criticism after US Airforce personnel had to endure the harrowing experience of getting shot at during the bombing raids on Germany. 201 more words


The Maddening Crowd

As most of you probably know, the Times has decided to get rid of their public editor position. Why? Not entirely clear. Budget cuts is always a possible reason, of course, although it is only one salary. 909 more words


Flak Attack

My familiarity with the Herman-Chomsky propaganda model has left me largely hostile to what the authors refer to as “flak”, a.k.a. routine criticism of the media by other powerful institutions. 798 more words


[VIDEO] Flak Over Germany - B-17 Crew Rare Footage WW 2 

B-17 Flying Fortresses in overseas combat theaters during World War II. The B-17 may have first seen combat in American markings in the Philippines, but it would earn its enduring fame with the Eighth Air Force, based in England and fighting over Occupied Europe. 88 more words

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So, back to 'clickbait': ConHome editor tries to school SKWAWKBOX reader. Fails

There was an amusing exchange this afternoon between a SKWAWKBOX reader and Mark Wallace, Executive Editor of Conservative Home.

Mr Wallace had accused the SKWAWKBOX of being ‘clickbait’ and, after this blog… 318 more words

Video draws flak for wrong use of Mandarin

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

A Speak Mandarin Campaign video has drawn some flak for its erroneous teaching.

The video, produced by the Speak Mandarin Campaign and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Chinese Drama, shows a woman teaching her friend the right use of classifiers for nouns such as apple, paper and clothing. 210 more words

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