Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The minimum wage

When I look at topics like this, very easily I think of the next elections because lots of us increasingly feel that talking to the PAP is a waste of time. The next election could be a bruising experience for them. Millennials would be the largest voting demographic. Temperamentally given how they are treated in the workplace, I don't think they care to listen to excuses or are interested in process. Show me the results they would say. How they are measured is how they will appraise their government as well.

Tommy Koh's goals were so rock bottom modest - to persuade them on the minimum wage. He did not even point out that even China has a goal of eradicating poverty by the end of the decade which is only two years away. The PAP government only cared that there is a poverty alleviation process but do not care how well it is working. In other words if the poor would go disappear and die quietly, they would be quite happy. There is a grave moral poverty in the party. First the poverty then its corruption. They will find it harder and harder to attract people to join them.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Switching to Windows Defender

Out with Norton Antivirus and in with Windows Defender. The have come so far, it is no longer necessary to buy a third party package.

Here is my first report by Defender

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Listening to Pain

The story was about health cost leadership but I was thinking at a level of the individual. I think a lot of pain and subsequently disability is because patients and doctors were too short term in their thinking. E.g., you have osteoarthritis in the knee but it is still early days. If you complain of pain the doc gives you a powerful pain killing jab. Minus the pain, you go out and injure you knee without knowing. Then one day with the injury so severe the pain killers no longer work. It is perhaps knee cap replacement time, which could have been avoided if people would only pay more attention to self defeating post treatment behavior.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The face of Yemen's tragedy

This picture of the late Amal Hussain will haunt us for a very long time. MBS the crown price of Saudi Arabia is a thug and a butcher. The manner he conducted this war is deplorable. He is a disaster.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Saying you are rich without saying so

That is how you do it. Just live in a landed home. You can't tell people when asked where you live that it is a secret right?

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Autumn signal

I have used them to tell me the change in seasons for my friends living in the northern temperate zone for several years now. I also used to have some from Indiana signaling to me early the seasonal changes from the plantings in her backyard but ever since her old computer broke down I haven't heard from her as often.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Vile Singapore Public Hospitals

Kudos to TTSH for not participating in this duplicity. NUH, SGH and CGH are led by vile hospital administrators. This is going to cost the PAP support, and what for? It is just stupid politics.

I was talking to an old friend whose kids are all doctors and serving in rural areas. Former Singaporeans we have lost, good ones. What we have at home running those three hospitals, I wish they get the boot.