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5 days ago ... Gabriel Seah's assorted eccentric stuff and observations on life.

Link: gssq.blogspot.com

  • The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed

    gssq.blogspot.com 25 Jan '14, 12pm

    The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed Bertrand Russell ONE of the persistent delusions of mankind is that some sections of the human race are morally better or worse than others. This belief has many different forms, none of which has any rational basis. It is natural to think well of ...

  • The Gurkhas in Singapore

    gssq.blogspot.com 07 Mar '14, 12pm

    (translated on request from the original article on Singabuzz : Les Gurkhas à Singapour ) The Gurkhas are members of elite units of the British Army and Singaporean Police, chosen from a small number of Nepalese tribes for their physical capabilites, their unfailing loyalty and their ...

  • God Hates the Privileged

    gssq.blogspot.com 26 Dec '13, 12pm

    • And on a more stylistic note, these complaints are often prefaced with phrases like "Um," and other condescending affectations. It's challenging for me because the values motivating these complaints are completely in line with both my personal politics and my professional passion fo...

  • France 2012 - Day 13 - Toulouse (Part 3)

    gssq.blogspot.com 23 Feb '14, 2pm

    I like to think of myself as a Renaissance Man, who champions the values of the Enlightenment and aspires to the Cardinal Virtues of Prudence, Temperance, Justice and Fortitude.

  • Links - 15th October 2013

    gssq.blogspot.com 15 Oct '13, 10am

    "Slap a mask on a drunk and you're going to have trouble. It's like having a live reenactment of anonymous forum comments." - Randy K. Milholland *** South feast Asia - "I pop a grape-sized, smoked quail egg into my mouth. It bursts like a cherry tomato, the sea salt-dusted white fles...

  • Ayn Rand vs Lord of the Rings

    gssq.blogspot.com 07 Oct '13, 3pm

    "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged . One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable...

  • Links - 26th November 2013

    gssq.blogspot.com 26 Nov '13, 1am

    Mannequins Give Shape to a Venezuelan Fantasy - NYTimes.com - "Venezuelan women were increasingly using plastic surgery to transform their bodies, yet the mannequins in clothing stores did not reflect these new, often extreme proportions. So he went back to his workshop and created th...

  • Links - 21st October 2013

    gssq.blogspot.com 21 Oct '13, 6am

    Singaporean ship cruises to N. Korea - "GIANT speakers thump out club hits as the deejay bellows: “Everybody get on the dance floor!” The nightspot is a boarded-up swimming pool on a ship sailing in North Korean waters. The groovers are mainly middle-aged men and women wearing pins fe...

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