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Able-bodied man had nightmare he was Stomped after he fell asleep on MRT train

Able-bodied man had nightmare he was Stomped after he fell asleep on MRT train

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He was sitting on a regular seat when he fell asleep.

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A completely able-bodied Singaporean man, who is healthy and contributes to society by working and paying taxes, woke up with a startle while sweating profusely and breathing heavily on the MRT train as he had a nightmare.

This after the man dreamt that he was being Stomped.

Koon Orh Orh, the Singaporean man, said: “The last thing I remembered was that I sat down on an available seat on the train as people got off to change trains at the interchange station.”

“Then the next thing I knew, I was suddenly looking at myself seated on the reserved seat and there was a heavily pregnant woman standing right in front of me.”

“I tried calling out to myself but I couldn’t wake up and I could see people looking at my sleeping self like I was Satan incarnate Himself.”

“And then I saw a few people take out their camera phones and pointed them at my direction and taking photos as I slept and looked like I was selfishly hoarding the seat and not giving it up to the pregnant woman.”

“And I was really panicking at this point, but there was nothing I could do to wake myself up from the reserved seat.”

“Then I started screaming. Next thing I knew, I was shaken awake, sweating and breathing heavily through my mouth but still seated on the regular seat. I realised I was having a nightmare.”

“But I noticed the people around me had vacated their place and there was an empty space surrounding me even though the rest of the train was very crowded.”

“I awoke to see at least a few cameras pointing in my direction and realised they were taking a video of me the whole time while I was having my nightmare.”

“Now the video is trending on Facebook.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans sign petition to close down the Media Development Authority of S’pore

S’poreans sign petition to close down the Media Development Authority of S’pore

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This after they find MDA useless as they rejected petition by Singaporeans to close down STOMP.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who enjoy being galvanised around a cause, have started a new online petition.

The new petition is to call for the Media Development Authority to be closed down for good.

This after a petition last week to close down voyeurism site STOMP collected more than 22,000 signatures, but the MDA said they were helpless in acting on behalf of Singaporeans.

One local, Mei You Yong, said: “So if the MDA cannot act on the citizens’ behalf to take action, then what use is it good for? Whole day only can sit around and make recommendations.”

“This kind of job quite easy to do. Give suggestions only. No need to act on them. I also want.”

However, another Singaporean said closing down MDA might not be good for everyone.

Jiak Liao Bee, another local, said: “I think having MDA around is good. It is a good reminder that these are the people I should never aspire to become in this life.”

“If I ever did, I should commit suicide.”

George Orwell fights citizen journalism – late author’s ectoplasm photobombs Stomp!

George Orwell fights citizen journalism – late author’s ectoplasm photobombs Stomp!

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By Max Arumugam

photobomb conjured from Stomp website

photobomb conjured from Stomp website

It is speculated that the departed author, horrified by the spectre of totalitarian control exercised by Stompers, has emerged from the netherworld to combat citizen journalism.

Stompers have been in the lowlight recently over media exposures widely perceived as an attempt to control free speech, thought, behavior and the freedom to pick boogers in public.

This has apparently incurred the ire of the ghostwriter, known for his polemic against all things totalitarian, including total football.

Drawing a parallel between the author’s distopian novel 1984 and the social media scene, Eric de Yaya, a self-styled literary critic, commented: “the confluence of free speech, kaypoism and the internet of things has created a state of tyranny by democracy in Singapore. Citizen journalism has perverted our freedom to express ourselves into the freedom to oppress ourselves”.

The photobombing wraith has spawned a counterStomp movement coalescing around the hashtag #freemyboogers. The hashtag has drawn a range of responses, leading one netizen to tweet her experience: “It’s not safe to wear a sleeveless blouse in the MRT these days. I commute in fear of some pervert waiting to Stomp me holding the rail – its the pits, really!”

The ectoplasm could not be summoned for comment.

S’poreans petitioning PM Lee to ban Stomp

S’poreans petitioning PM Lee to ban Stomp

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If PM Lee is serious about tackling trolling, he should act like a man.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life with diminishing levels of tolerance are doing up a petition calling on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to personally pull the plug and ban Singapore Press Holdings’ Stomp website.

This after PM Lee pledged to single-handedly tackle the problem of trolling online during the Zaobao Forum two days ago, as he felt it is making everyone useless and stupid.

Stomp, a nincompoop website that thrives on voyeurism, recently found itself in deep trouble with Singaporeans as it trolled an NSF, blaming him for drinking plain water on the MRT.

This did not go down well as the NSF already spends two years of his life protecting the country and Stomp is insinuating he is supposed to die of thirst instead of quenching it.

One Singaporean son, Koh Hen Gan, said: “PM Lee must show his leadership skills and do the right thing by banning Stomp.”

“Stomp is a menace to society and based on the fact its editors are anonymous and hiding behind a blanket of anonymity, are doing nothing but perpetuate stupidity and inanity.”

“If the prime minister sits idly by allowing Stomp to continue trolling, he is guilty of complicity due to his inaction.”

 

 

 

 

STOMP is the best news portal in Singapore

STOMP is the best news portal in Singapore

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Because it is also the funniest

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Dear Terence,

I refer to the immaculately drafted report that you wrote about premier citizen journalism website STOMP on Friday.

Let me just summarise it for you, in case you forgot. Basically, STOMP rocks because 1) other people respond to the stuff STOMP publishes, 2) STOMP breaks news, 3) it breaks news veryveryvery fast.

But just to add on, as a huge fan of STOMP, I think you neglected to mention one more reason why people should go to the website: its entertaining.

Most ladies will tell you that finishing up fast is not necessarily a good thing. The same thing applies to news. Let me remind you two of STOMP’s best classics that you should hold at the back of your head the next time your name appears at the byline of an article singing STOMP’s praises:

1) Earlier this year, STOMP admins fought among each other to upload the news (that we broke), that a lady had fainted as the nomination centre prior to the Punggol-East by-elections.

Remember? Don’t remember har. I give you screenshot.

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Lai, zhoom some more.

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If STOMP editors had paused to scroll up to our logo, they might have noticed the “50% real caveat”. And maybe only get pwned 50%.

2) In June last year, professional STOMP reporter Samantha Francis took a photograph of an MRT train moving with the door open. If STOMP editors had slowed down a bit, they might have heard her complete her sentence : “I took the photo………from Twitter.”

Don’t remember har, here’s the link.

And the photo:

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Arrows showing the obvious reflection from the window put there by hardworking folks at hardwarezone.

If STOMP editors had bothered to slow down and look at the picture, they might have noticed that though the original caption “strange white reflections found in MRT indicative of haunting” should obviously be spiked, but that the replacement story provided by the social media was hardly any better.

Coming from a fake news background, I only have this to say: don’t try to beat us at our game.

You also wrote that “If you have something to say and want to be heard, send in your contributions to [email protected] now”.

And so we shall.

Publish hor, kamsia. This is real one.

Rgds and pls revert if u free,

Joey

SPH’s new extortion business “a stroke of genius”

SPH’s new extortion business “a stroke of genius”

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Struck by lacklustre newspaper sales and a series of unfortunate incidents which has dealt a severe blow to its credibility, Singapore Press Holdings, the country’s most reliable source of news, has unveiled an extortion business unit in an attempt to recover lost profits.

The new department, called STEAL, adopts the best practices from loansharks — by asking small businesses to pay exorbitant hidden fees after they are featured in any of SPH’s publications.

This is in line with SPH’s mission to engage minds and enrich lives — their own.

STEAL’s most recent client is celebrity couple Daniel Ong and Jaime Teo, who run a successful business called Twelve Cupcakes. They were recently interviewed by The Straits Times, The New Paper, plus a couple of magazines, all owned by SPH. The couple shared the stories on their Facebook Page, as anyone would. Read the full story

Proof that Singaporeans are getting more juvenile by the day

Proof that Singaporeans are getting more juvenile by the day

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By Terence Lee

Recently, some Catholics got pissed that a planned party at CHIJMES would provocatively use girls in nun’s habits as part of the proceedings, promising a “sacrilegious night of partying”.

Some ended up calling the police alleging that the organizers had violated the Sedition Act (one of them is a law student. Surprised?).

I’ve been observing people’s reactions to the situation for a little while, and to be honest, I’m about ready to slit my throat and recite the Hail Mary prayer right now.

Not literally, of course.

Things have gotten really vile, not just with regards to this incident, but with online rhetoric in general. Read the full story

Teenagers jubilant at planned increase in buses

Teenagers jubilant at planned increase in buses

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Thank you for more spaces to make out in, they say.

The Government of Singapore is unleashing up to 800 public buses over the next five years to deal with the increasing population and demand for public transportation.

This news was part of the Budget 2012 unveiled last week and already students are rejoicing over the prospect of having more spaces to make out in.

Kenny, a 16-year-old secondary two student, said making out on air conditioned buses beats the experience of doing so at void decks or lift landings.

“Some times quite hot, afternoon”, he said as he ate his girlfriend’s face.

A straw poll with 500 students revealed that SBS number 10 is one of the most popular make out venues on wheels.

The bus starts its journey at the Kent Ridge terminal in the National University of Singapore and completes its two-hour route at Tampines interchange.

“It’s a great service because it tends to get quite empty around 3 p.m. and I get to second base at least,” said Lisa P., who has a 15-year-old girlfriend.

The 14-year-old added: “On at least two occasions I managed up to third base.”

However, some teenagers expressed concerns that the impending fare increase when new buses are added to the fleet will limit the number of times they ride the buses and their partners.

“I guess it’s about picking strategically the longer rides during the emptier parts of the day,” said one student who declined to be named but is proud to mention that he is dating a lingerie blogshop model from the western part of Singapore.

Another concern that students pointed out is the prevalance of voyeurs known as “Stompers”, who take photos of couples getting intimate and putting them online.

One student, who only wants to be known as The Serpentine, said: “And you thought students making out are desperate. These Stompers who take photos and think they are vigilantes are even more desperate. Nincompoops, I tell you.”

And at least one other student pointed out that make out plans are at times disrupted by bus enthusiasts who take long bus rides alone or in groups as a hobby.

Kenny said: “These bus enthusiasts like to ride on buses and take photos of the inside of buses and act damn high, like aroused like that.

“Damn disgusting man,” he said as he continued to eat his girlfriend’s face.

SPH claims it does not benefit directly from reposts on STOMP?

SPH claims it does not benefit directly from reposts on STOMP?

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What incessant rubbish.

Here’s the story so far: Singapore Press Holdings is planning on suing the bejesus out of Yahoo! for reproducing at least 23 of its articles without permission.

SPH also claims the infringing acts by Yahoo! were “committed for financial gain”, as reported in this Dec. 29, 2011 article by Marcus Lim, The Straits Times’ Assistant News Editor:

 

 

But Yahoo! is not taking things lying down.

In its counter suit, Yahoo! is claiming that SPH’s STOMP reproduced two of its articles and a picture without permission between Oct. 26 and 28 this year.

However, acting as if it’s all okay, SPH is going into denial mode, as they “stressed that it did not receive any financial benefit directly attributable to the alleged infringement”.

 

 

Basically, SPH is claiming that they are innocent simply because:
1. STOMP is dependent on third-party, user-generated content, so SPH cannot be blamed if third-party users want to steal stuff from elsewhere.
2. Ignorance of the origins of material published in STOMP makes a good defence.
3. It’s not really stealing if they’re supposedly not making money off it.

 

 

For everyone’s information and benefit, STOMP makes money from advertisements. This is their advertising rate card:

 

 

So, if the argument is that content found on STOMP does not belong to SPH, pray tell, then why is SPH still making all the money from advertisements found on STOMP?

Even if SPH does not “benefit directly” from the reproduction of individual copyrighted material uploaded by third-party users, don’t they at least make money off STOMP indirectly but collectively, partly because STOMP as a platform has lax standards of verifying the source of materials posted?

Ipso facto, for SPH to claim that it does not “benefit directly” even though they have a financial interest in seeing STOMP aggregate eyeballs to up page views and derive more ad dollars eventually:

 

In other news, SPH has a knack for stealing stuff online: SPH stole from Red Sports, an online sports news outfit.

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