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PM Lee calls on S'poreans to participate in constructive dialogue - Shut Down Casinos
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PM Lee calls on S'poreans to participate in constructive dialogue - Shut Down Casinos

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has described the country's "national conversation" as a major effort.

In his latest Facebook update, Mr Lee said he values Singaporeans' ideas on how to give the young hope of a brighter future, how citizens can be gracious and big-hearted and how to make Singapore the best home.

Because this is such a major effort, Mr Lee said the country needs to have a national conversation on Singapore, and work together to realise the ambitions of citizens.

... more, see http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1222830/1/.html
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We feel that the PAP government is not listening as very likely not enough of emails or letters are being sent to PAP leaders on shutting down casinos.

If there are more of us who wants a future without casinos in our midst, in our country, affecting our family values, affecting moral values, affecting our marriages, affecting our divorces, affecting accident rates, affecting many other inter related things, please speak and write your views directly to our dear leaders so that they hear you loud and clear what is the Singapore we wanted.

We are not for fame, recognition or glory or ant-PAP, just against casinos in our midst.

This is our golden chance to speak now or forever after this, we may never have this chance to say again what we want for our children and what we want to leave behind for our children, our legacy.

What you do now is important for our future to be decided by us and directional values - shut down the casinos.

Feel free to use our contents or any of our writings to email others and build your legacy :-

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How are we going to move forward with casinos dragging us down?

We must eject casinos before we even talk about families and community.

Even if we implement families and community objectives, people still have ground to say that Singapore is not serious on their such objectives as they still have casinos affecting families, marriages, community, divorces, accident rates, crimes, etc..

This is the basic thing we need to do before we can do any other things to move forward.

These casinos are there all the time for others to use to criticise Singapore. We cannot move forward with casinos dragging us down.

We need concrete sincerity to show that Singapore is moving away from money minded focus to families, community objectives and for our survival as a nation face with declining population in time to come.

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For a fact, it is known that Singapore has no casinos for many years and we have not gone into oblivion

Fear is the opposite of boldness, fear of accident helps people to cross the road properly, fear of driving a car stops a learner driver from becoming a driver.

Fear is a choice to be decided by either fearful people or bold people.

Think about it.

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We are going in the wrong direction with our unwillingness to eject the casinos out of the country. It is not always about money, there are other important values other than money.

Please show us that you value more important values than economic benefits of casinos by shutting down the casinos and the population will get the message.

We must be willing to forgo the economic benefits of casinos if any. By our willingness to forgo, we show that it is not always about money money money and we can turn the current population selfish attitudes towards real gracious and big hearted otherwise it is all talk and talk only.

The message behind such a U turn move is very important. It shows boldness to sacrifice monetary gains for families, communities, long term growth, population objectives etc..

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One may feel that casinos decision is already a closed case but not for some of us.

I cannot speak for others but I would say that I would not be around on Reach if not for casinos but I believe I am not alone.

We are against the casinos. It is like the ministerial salaries thing, unresolved for many years.

Anyway, what we are saying makes a lot of sense and are very logical in order for us to move forward to different level of being instead of monetary focus we must eject the casinos out.

We are for Singapore and not anti-PAP.

The shared future we wanted is a future not focus purely on monetary gains and without casinos in our midst. The 1st move is imperative to set the direction focus.

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In cyberspace, the government cannot control setting up of online casinos, we don't hold them responsible or blame them.

In our country, the government can control the setting up of casinos, no casinos for us Singaporeans.

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As someone has said the 1st move is imperative, we must get out soul back, our soul which has focus on monetary gains and economic benefits at whatever the costs to the extent of even having 2 casinos in our midst. Once we dump the casinos, we show we mean business in our objectives on marriages and parenthood, otherwise it is purely talking only. How far can we go when we have 2 casinos that are affecting marriages, divorces, husband wife relationships, society, moral values and so forth?

Once casinos are dumped, we then can see hope and clarity in our mission that not everything is calculated in terms of economics benefits whatever the costs.

Without such a 1st move, it becomes pure talking point for TV shows only.

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How are we going to move forward with casinos dragging us down?

We must eject casinos before we even talk about families and community.

Even if we implement families and community objectives, people still have ground to say that Singapore is not serious on their such objectives as they still have casinos affecting families, marriages, community, divorces, accident rates, crimes, etc..

This is the basic thing we need to do before we can do any other things to move forward.

These casinos are there all the time for others to use to criticise Singapore. We cannot move forward with casinos dragging us down.

We need concrete sincerity to show that Singapore is moving away from money minded focus to families, community objectives and for our survival as a nation face with declining population in time to come.

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The PAP government has shown willingness to sacrifice whatever social values for monetary benefits of the casinos.

This significant departure leading from the head causes many Singaporeans to think in terms for themselves in terms of monetary benefits, that money is most important, kick foreigners out as it doesn't benefit me, what is in it for me?

PAP can keep their casinos and lose more GRCs, these are trade off that they have to take.

PAP should stop blaming Singaporeans for xenophobia and ungracious behaviours but ask themselves why Singaporeans have changed their previously warm and welcoming behaviours the last 5 years and examine if whether their pro-casinos and pro-foreigners policies are at fault instead.

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By logic, shutting down the multi-million dollars casinos are not going to solve our problems but if we carefully analyse this idea, it certainly looks like a winning idea, compared to what other starting points that are bold and decisive to the principle of our future community and population problems do we have?

On the surface this idea looks very ridiculous that we firstly set up the casinos and then made a U turn to shut them down. But the fact that we Singaporeans are bold enough to take such losses and boldness to make a U turn for the sake of our community and population and for our future sake will show to our competitors that this nation is to be feared for they are willing to sacrifice and take big losses for future sake. Is there any other bold step forward with big losses and big U turn to be made?

No doubt, there will be opposition criticising against this idea but more likely than not, men of talents will find reducing reasons to join opposition against PAP for PAP is back on the right track for population and community. There only remains foreign talents issues and influx that stands and irks men of talents against PAP and if that too is corrected, lesser reasons for men of talents to go against PAP. Men of talents are to be feared for they have appeared in GE 2011 and swung 10-14% votes against PAP. Can PAP take another hit of another 10-14%? If so, how many GRCs will be lost and can PAP recover from another 10-14% swing in votes?

I say let us be bold and decisive on this, shut down both casinos for the future of our nation and for our children's future. When that day comes, raise our heads up high and walk with pride that our nation is being led by bold leaders and bold men and women.

Do not be half bold and just implement casinos for tourists only. Be totally bold and decisive - shut both casinos down.

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Most rebuttals against casinos are purely in terms of economic revenue, ignoring social costs to society, our working spirit, our moral values, our boldness to face the world in face of hardship and so many more.

Just because other countries have casinos or gamblers can travel overseas to casinos mean that Singapore has no backbone to withstand against casinos and allow casinos into the country.

Such is the weakness in our message to the world that foreigners dare to bully us Singaporeans and even jeer at Singaporeans that we need them.

There are many others who want to walk with pride as Singaporeans not be jeered at or have to kowtow to foreigners or accept foreigners bullying us telling us we need them so badly for revenue they can do anything.

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You want to talk about caring and gracious when the government is not even willing to forgo the economic benefits of casinos?

How gracious and caring a society can be when the head is showing that "I am only talking gracious and caring only as I am not sacrificing my money generating casinos which is although affecting individuals, families, accident rates, divorces, marriages, birth rates etc" ?

Only by showing and leading the way, "Hey, I mean business, I am forgoing this casino which is a blight to society then the society knows very well, that this is a leader that meant well and we should follow"

The casinos are hanging like a hangman rope giving opposition or critics a handle to criticise at every opportunity.

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Gamblers go where to gamble outside Singapore, we don't hold the government accountable.

We hold the PAP government accountable for having casinos in Singapore and inviting 600 casinos related crimes into Singapore.

Have some backbone and don't because of money or we got to kowtow to money that we must have casinos in Singapore.

The message we sent to our descendants is we are bloody weak and useless.

We must change our legacy of being weak and useless for a future that is real hope not current talking hope only in National Day Rally 2012. There is no hope when casinos are in Singapore.

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