Paranoia is a legitimate feeling

Posted on 31 January 2012

Especially if you spend too much time online.

By Belmont Lay

It is difficult not to feel paranoid online some times.

If you’ve been following the news, you might have heard about the hoax propagated by the Temasek Review Facebook fan page and a blog called Temasek Revealed stating that a 19-year-old Singapore Armed Forces serviceman was shot dead during training.

Pretty terrifying stuff, right?

Subsequently, MINDEF came out pretty quickly to debunk the hoax. Kudos to them.

You heard of this too, didn’t you? Wait, you mean you have a conspiracy theory with regards to that, you say?

Now get a load of this: The website TR Emeritus is denying it has any ties with the hoaxers at Temasek Review Facebook fan page or Temasek Revealed and that these entities are run by different people and administrators.

Nobody knows who these people are anyways, but that’s supposed to add to the paranoia, right?

And to make things even more confusing, TR Emeritus is claiming to be different and not associated with another previous blog called Temasek Review Emeritus that has apparently been shut down with some police investigation pending.

Well, if you think that someone, somewhere is screwing with your mind right now, yes, it is definitely a legitimate feeling.

Because get a load of this too: The Public Utilities Board is planning to spend $750 million of taxpayers’ money to fight floods in the next five years.

Look, if any government is going to spend three-quarters of a billion dollars to make drains bigger, I mean seriously, anything can happen, right?

Especially after Vivien Balakrishnan said two weeks ago that planning for droughts should be a priority for Singapore.

I mean, GTFO, right?

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