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    .. I consider a landmark in local politics

    Can anyone guess what that was?

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    WP formed a team to fight in Aljunied GRC?
    Quote Originally Posted by HK14K View Post
    No worries, the "Hero & Coward" thread will come but we should concentrate first on the nation hottest issue...
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    shameful and despicable scum PAP regime,
    a small island with millions of salary for PAP cronies from tax payers fund and yet have many hottest issues?

    only people who receive some scum benefits from shameful and despicable PAP regime cronies would agree your statement

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    Some call it a failure but It triggered the courage of sinkies to do something about how we felt

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerlyn View Post
    WP formed a team to fight in Aljunied GRC?
    No.. that was May 2006. Low thia kiang's suicide squad made a credible debut but it took them 5 more years to see results

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    Clue #1: no political parties involved

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    Clue #2: it started in the alfresco Delphi forum

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    Centerpoint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroobal View Post
    Centerpoint?
    Yes. I know some have dismissed the black shirt movement as a farce but its significance on our generation's political awakening can't be denied

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    I agree. It's was first and last organised protest organised by anonymous unknowns. It brought out the Police including plainsclothes as well as the No.2 of Tanglin Police.

    The foreign press also covered it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Trader View Post
    Yes. I know some have dismissed the black shirt movement as a farce but its significance on our generation's political awakening can't be denied

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    End up what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froggy View Post
    End up what?
    nothing on that day

    no arrests, no incidents

    But the call to show up in black T shirt soon spread to other forums and there was even a police warning issued against it

    I remember rules regarding the use of the speakers' corner was also liberalised soon after that. And many have tried to replicate it (namely transitioning.org).

    Have to bear in mind that the political climate 10 years ago was still very muted by fear. I would like to think we have made some progress since then.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroobal View Post
    I agree.
    A couple of monologues stirred into action from Thinkall, others merely rallied around him
    i am an ordinary sinkie sheep!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Trader View Post
    nothing on that day

    no arrests, no incidents

    But the call to show up in black T shirt soon spread to other forums and there was even a police warning issued against it

    I remember rules regarding the use of the speakers' corner was also liberalised soon after that. And many have tried to replicate it (namely transitioning.org).

    Have to bear in mind that the political climate 10 years ago was still very muted by fear. I would like to think we have made some progress since then.........
    Wow time flies and it's been 10 years

    But then nothing really transcend from it except for some psychopath like Amos and Royston

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhihau View Post
    A couple of monologues stirred into action from Thinkall, others merely rallied around him
    The Thinkall character came out of noway and started off posting questions about the CPF and other relevant topics. Then one day he called for a "turn out". Another forummer Insurance01 was initially supportive of this.. then suddenly turned on Thinkall, calling him a coward and instigator. Scary to see how deeply embedded these IBs are

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    It was an interesting experiment and experience. No one knew who was who except for the F4 and SDP plus GMS. There was quite a buildup and excitement in the forum as the days drew near. Circa 2006 is probably when the Forum was at it best and there was a lot of momentum on discussing Singapore politics and in some small way it led to GE2011.

    In a funny it was like a blind date when you turn early to see how the other party looks like.

    There was also one character in the forum who threatened to "crack heads" and was constantly harassing Thinkall. By the way according to the Tales from Istana, both Old Man and Nathan attended sporting disguise and bandanas as it was only short walk from their residence.

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    Bro, found an old thread in the political section started by you:

    https://singsupplies.com/showthread....-good-old-days
    i am an ordinary sinkie sheep!!!

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    Holy cow! I completely about this. Thanks heaps bro, good memories, more a bit of shiok sendiri but it was fun.

    Got to thank RT for starting this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by zhihau View Post
    Bro, found an old thread in the political section started by you:

    https://singsupplies.com/showthread....-good-old-days

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    Thanks guys for indulging me. I will never forget the date of the gathering 8 Sept 2007.. or 9.8.07.. as if signifying a countdown to something big

    I hope the timer is still ticking

    To all anonymous bros here who have witnessed the political progress this country has made over the past 10 years, I say it's been a pleasure sharing this ride with you guys.

    To Thinkall who had started the original black t shirt experiment... Thank you for that moment of madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Trader View Post
    Thanks guys for indulging me. I will never forget the date of the gathering 8 Sept 2007.. or 9.8.07.. as if signifying a countdown to something big

    I hope the timer is still ticking

    To all anonymous bros here who have witnessed the political progress this country has made over the past 10 years, I say it's been a pleasure sharing this ride with you guys.

    To Thinkall who had started the original black t shirt experiment... Thank you for that moment of madness.
    You finally decide to move out of sg for good?

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