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Democracy -- not all it's cracked up to be

One of my favourite sayings is on a wall plaque – a gift from one of my sons. Against a background of the chamber of the House of Commons is the statement ‘Democracy – where any two idiots can outvote a genius.’ 1,064 more words

Don’t Show Up. Be There!

Do you know the Olympics motto? “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”)

I bet you know Nike’s motto just from their swipe logo: … 1,832 more words

Politics

Don’t Show Up. Be There!

Do you know the Olympics motto?  “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger”)

I bet you know Nike’s motto just from their swipe logo:  … 1,898 more words

Political Commentary

Tick-Tock! TICK-TOCK!!!

When I joined the New York Neo-Futurists (NYNF) in 2006, one of the most joyful aspects of the experience was being able to recommend the show ( 641 more words

Culture

Elitism Quotes (PAP)

Small collection of quotes by PAP Ministers etc. on the “aristocracy mentality.” Thanks to readers for contributing some of these :)

1. “Without a natural… 737 more words

Singapore

The School of Life

I cannot recommend Alain de Botton‘s The School of Life​ enough. I know of no other thinkers who approach and understand the wide range of pains of the modern world as profoundly, yet keeping a sober optimism about the future. 43 more words