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    Super gracious Straits Times to pocket money raised in charity auction

    June 1st, 2012 | Author: Contributions

    (In return, they’re giving 1000 low-income families much more: One year’s worth of ST and free knowledge.)
    Straits Times logic: Low-income families don't need money. They need newspapers.


    One thousand needy families are about to have their lives turned around as they receive the gift of the century: One year’s worth of free subscription to The Straits Times.

    This is going to happen after ST is expected to auction off a sponsored Volkswagen car for more than its $107,500 price tag, with the winning bidder announced after July 15.

    That money raised will be channeled into ST, which then decides that the less-privileged require newspapers.

    ST editor Warren Fernandez was quoted as saying about this marketing drive and assistance to the low-income families: “We want to give the young in these families a precious gift: access to information and a window to the world and all its possibilities. That will help them get ahead in life. We sincerely believe a daily copy of the ST delivered to their homes will do that.”

    => Brainwash the needy to be grateful to the FAP for their wretched position for 'it could have been worse..."? To accept "NS for SGs, Free Scholarships for Foreigners"?

    Some of the low-income families spoken to, agree that ST will provide the necessary head start.


    Ms. Jin Kia See, a 30-year-old mother of a pair of boy-girl twins, said: “Learning the ins and outs of the Greek crisis and Malaysian politics is invaluable for Xiao Ming. It will undoubtedly serve him well during his PSLE.”

    She also said: “My girl, Xiao Hua, will also learn practical lessons. She will know about voting for and serving the PAP. She can then marry a high-flying civil servant and get out of poverty.”

    The high quality of ST is also praised for its consistent standard.

    Char Kai Lan, a 40-year-old housewife who stays in a rental flat, thanked ST for being a “high-quality newspaper”.

    She said: “ST is a high quality newspaper. That’s why I use it to wrap vegetables, as it is thick and absorbent.”

    The mother of seven also said: “Lianhe Wanbao is the worst quality newspaper, by the way. Too much coloring.”

    ST has even raised the standard of living incrementally for some, even before its free giveaway.

    A recent ST convert, 65-year-old retiree, Zhou Gou, said: “Now that I subscribe to ST, my dog no longer suffers from incontinence everywhere around the house.”

    “It knows exactly where to pee and poop.”

    The subscription fee for ST is $300 annually.
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    [Source]: http://newnation.sg/2012/05/super-gr...arity-auction/

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    Pissed with Straits Times’ “charity” drive? Donate to Singapore Children’s Society instead

    Posted on 01 June 2012


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    The Straits Times has decided, in a moment of sheer brilliance, to pocket the money off an upcoming Volkswagen car auction and then “donate” the proceeds to 1,000 low-income families — through a one-year subscription to the newspaper worth $300 each.
    Many of you find this lame. So do we. And we want to do something about it.
    So, starting today, we’re launching a charity drive of our own, and our chosen beneficiary is the Singapore Children’s Society.
    We’re doing this because we believe charity drives should be sincere, and not borne of a desperate attempt to market your own products.
    Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez says: “We want to give the young in these families a precious gift: access to information and a window to the world and all its possibilities. That will help them get ahead in life. We sincerely believe a daily copy of the ST delivered to their homes will do that.”
    We think it’s better to give them a $300 Kinokuniya voucher instead. Or an iPad that grants them access to truly high-quality journalism from the likes of Times, BBC, and Newsweek.
    Or they could simply donate the money to organizations like the Singapore Children’s Society, which provides enrichment classes and care for abused and neglected children.
    Which is what we’re doing.
    So, if you’d like to stand with us, there are a few things you can do:
    1) Donate. We’re not sure how much we can raise, but we’re going for broke: $107,500, which is the cost of the Volkswagen car. The campaign will last until 15th July, the same time Straits Times will announce the winning bidder.

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    Default Re: Straits Times logic: Low-income families don't need money. They need newspapers.

    Brainwashing in progress.

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    Good tactics from the goverment ..one year free brainwash

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    Default Re: Straits Times logic: Low-income families don't need money. They need newspapers.

    Seriously... nobody questions the math behind this?!!!
    It's stated as SGD 295.60 for a full year's subscription for print ST on their website..
    so for 1000 families.. is x(times) 1000 = SGD 295,600.00
    If the public bid the car to over the above price.. who gets the rest of the money??
    Dare we make any guesses?
    THE WORLD IS UNFAIR!
    IT IS UP TO US TO MAKE IT LESS UNFAIR!!

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    Default Re: Straits Times logic: Low-income families don't need money. They need newspapers.

    Quote Originally Posted by drifter View Post
    Good tactics from the goverment ..one year free brainwash
    Yes, whenSCDF test the warning signals....these people will start to chant " white is good, blue is bad"..." lightning is good, hammer is bad".. ha ha ha ha
    Last edited by halsey02; 02-06-2012 at 12:29 AM.

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    Default Re: Straits Times logic: Low-income families don't need money. They need newspapers.

    Quote Originally Posted by drifter View Post
    Good tactics from the goverment ..one year free brainwash

    hi there


    1. bro, only daft sheep & running dogs read & accept crap from shittytimes.
    2. kosong substance & unbalanced!
    3. talking about integrity, that's a joke!

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    Default Re: Straits Times logic: Low-income families don't need money. They need newspapers.

    indoctrination....
    An ingenious way to prop up falling readership.

    This machiam the tobacco companies looking to make inroads to 3rd world countries after being ban in developed countries.
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    Buying votes with state resources is as fraudulent as stealing them outright during the tally.
    Dominating the media or stacking the electoral commission with friends is as fraudulent as violating the secrecy of the vote.

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    Default Re: Straits Times logic: Low-income families don't need money. They need newspapers.

    You bet, haven't you seen those chaps carrying away stacks of the free newspapers?
    Boy, do the low income folks need newspapers.

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    Default Re: Straits Times logic: Low-income families don't need money. They need newspapers.

    wah leow. This is a fake website right?
    Have a better day tomorrow!

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