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Resignation of Boris Johnson

Due to various reasons, Boris Johnson was deserted by his ministers and his political allies and he has resigned.

I do not and have never expected perfection from any politicians or for that matter, anybody at all but I wonder if Boris Johnson were Singapore’s prime minister, would his ministers and political allies here also desert him like in the United Kingdom?

To me, the UK has deep democracy foundations and majority of the people have high expectations of their politicians whereas for us in Singapore, we are altogether only a nation of under 60 years with very shallow democratic value and psyche etc.

Democratic or no democratic, I think it is safe and reasonable for me to conclude that our people do not want to bite the hands that feed them, they prefer status-quo even though the quo has passed its status, do not want to rock the political boat even though it is leaking, do not want to lose the couple of hundred dollars vouchers that the pap government gives out now and then and do not want opportunity cost…

Food for thought perhaps?

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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48 Responses to “Resignation of Boris Johnson”

  • Dr Fire:

    Champagne time .

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  • xoxo:

    Now,thats true sign of democracy demonstrated from within his own party.
    His wrongs n failings are being righted on behalf of the Nation by his own ministers.

    Here,ministers simply tug along,rightly or wrongly.
    In the 1G,there were ministers like Dr Goh,Dr Toh,Raja,etc who dared to disagree with LKY when necessary.
    They did so for the COMMON GOOD OF ALL sgs.

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  • 伦敦桥倒下了:

    人家说他是一只全身涂抹了油的胖猪!

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    As Senior Lee warns, “Singapore cannot afford revolving door
    style of government where leaders change every five years” (ST 4 Apr 2007).
    =================================================================

    Revolving door style of government are never good for politics.

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  • distilled:

    2 pm knocked out??

    no safty.

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  • Asd:

    I think many are well paid and for the money they won’t

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  • MarBowling:

    Put-In once said Johnson would look “disgusting” without a shirt on!

    Russia rejoices over Boris Johnson’s downfall: The “$tupid Clown” has GONE!
    Russian politicians lined up to CELEBRATE the DOWNFALL of Boris Johnson on Thursday 7 Jul, casting the British LEEder as a “$tupid Clown” who had FINALLY got his JUST REWARD FOR ARMING UKRAINE AGAINST RUSSIA! LOL!

    Who is NEXT? Maybe Dustbin TrueDope or Sleepy Joe!

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  • Hhh:

    U are such a clown.

    UK is a true democracy.
    We are autocracy.

    Those people who opposed Xi disappeared or fired. Same as Putin. U think any different from Pinky?

    U think its really status quo not fear?

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  • Block:

    According to former Head of CS, Ngiam, the million dollar salary is the stumbling block!

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  • panyusg:

    Democracy is just a nice catchphrase..China deems itself socialist democracy or whatever.

    Spore is a tightly managed democracy but has all the freedoms within sensible limits. Freedom to live, travel, comment, form political parties, etc.

    Where Singaporeans ran into trouble is that they ventured too far into certain topics and attracted the lawsuits. However, even then, they are often offered a painless way out…apologise and retract the comments.

    Once the legal wheels start turning, the outcome can be very expensive.

    Democracy does not need centuries. Nor even decades. Democracy is defined by the Constitution. Change the Constitution if need be but the Laws are within the framework of the Constitution.

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  • @panyusg

    Just curious, does urine therapy causes hallucination (that one is living in a utopian city) and the tendency to daydream?

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    panyusg: Democracy is just a nice catchphrase..

    Yes, well said.

    Any system that bring peace, security and prosperity for its people, it is a good system.

    To borrow a phrase from Deng, black cat or white cat, so long as it catches rats are good cat.

    Opposition, please Get this into your head.

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    TRE Tech:
    @panyusg

    Just curious, does urine therapy causes hallucination (that one is living in a utopian city) and the tendency to daydream?

    Why not you try it yourselves if it causes hallucination?

    Like the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating…

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  • P Against People:

    A pappy supporter living in dreamland.
    Freedom to live – SERS, racial quota
    Freedom to travel – jab jab jab, watch your t-shirt
    Freedom to comment – be careful of “highest egg che long”
    Freedom to form political parties – if the party is mostly dormant

    panyusg:
    Democracy is just a nice catchphrase..China deems itself socialist democracy or whatever.

    Spore is a tightly managed democracy but has all the freedoms within sensible limits. Freedom to live, travel, comment, form political parties, etc.

    Where Singaporeans ran into trouble is that they ventured too far into certain topics and attracted the lawsuits. However, even then, they are often offered a painless way out…apologise and retract the comments.

    Once the legal wheels start turning, the outcome can be very expensive.

    Democracy does not need centuries. Nor even decades. Democracy is defined by the Constitution. Change the Constitution if need be but the Laws are within the framework of the Constitution.

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  • oxygerm:

    @panyusg
    You sound like converted oxygen.

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  • xoxo:

    Think better for political leaders to stick to more *normal* hair-styles,eh?
    First,Donald,now,Boris.

    Exception: Kim jong-un,but he from different $ystem?

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  • Expected:

    Expected..

    In politics no permanent friends.

    Each for themselves…

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    @ Where Singaporeans ran into trouble is that they ventured too far into certain topics and attracted the lawsuits. However, even then, they are often offered a painless way out…apologise and retract the comments.
    Once the legal wheels start turning, the outcome can be very expensive.

    Well, there had been several successful crowdfunding cases.

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    panyusg: Democracy is just a nice catchphrase.

    What happen in U$A is also happening in Sri Lankan.

    Sri Lanka: thousands of protesters storm president’s official residence
    https://bit.ly/3yQ4ocD

    斯里蘭卡完全失控 民眾直闖總統府 跳進泳池戲水.躺床自拍
    https://bit.ly/3OVY1do

    Ukraine is bankrupted by allowing itself to be used as canon fodder by U$A while Sri Lankan, the other canon fodder is bankrupted by China OBOR initiative.

    Singaporeans be warned.

    You vote in Opposition Singapore will descend into chaos and mobs will take control just like Ukraine or Sri Lankan.

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  • @Singaporean R Free Rider

    My HBP3 has improved significantly with acupuncture, which is a good sign, the specialist attending to me said. I will just take things easy and concentrate on saving the funds needed for further treatment.

    I am fine with continuing my medication and keeping a healthy lifestyle fro now, as for the Urine therapy, over my dead body. lol

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  • Beholden! Beholden!:

    Lo! And behold…
    Beholden by millio$
    Totally blindfolded
    Deaf and Dumb
    Do no harm
    Cut the head
    The tail stops wagging

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  • Great Expectations:

    Good news. Take it easy. Censor whatever you don’t like. lol

    TRE Tech:
    @Singaporean R Free Rider

    My HBP3 has improved significantly with acupuncture, which is a good sign, the specialist attending to me said. I will just take things easy and concentrate on saving the funds needed for further treatment.

    I am fine with continuing my medication and keeping a healthy lifestyle fro now, as for the Urine therapy, over my dead body. lol

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  • Boris:

    No one is indispensable…
    Also in politics each man for themselves…
    No one remember the good you done…but they sure not forget your mistake.

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    Ha8haha788hahahaha, … the ministers, mayors, president and underlings here are so so f**king well fed, well protected and well cronied for their very own mega-generations thereof !!!

    Why lose, let alone, … consider giving all of that up !!!

    That’s madness, and, …… so unSingaporean !!!

    Nahhhhhhhh, … not even worth contemplating !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Boris:
    No one is indispensable…
    Also in politics each man for themselves…
    No one remember the good you done…but they sure not forget your mistake.

    Yes, in politics each man for themselves.. only morons will think Americunt Chinacunt will help them for free… bunch of idiots.

    No, we remember the good and bad of LKY and we think the good outweigh the bad.

    And we will always remember LKY for the good he did.

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  • Guess:

    @ Just curious, does urine therapy causes hallucination (that one is living in a utopian city) and the tendency to daydream?

    Guess not else drug sales wwill plummet.

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  • dave:

    Singaporean R Free Rider: What happen in U$A is also happening in Sri Lankan.

    Sri Lanka: thousands of protesters storm president’s official residence
    https://bit.ly/3yQ4ocD

    斯里蘭卡完全失控 民眾直闖總統府 跳進泳池戲水.躺床自拍
    https://bit.ly/3OVY1do

    Ukraine is bankrupted by allowing itself to be used as canon fodder by U$A while Sri Lankan, the other canon fodder is bankrupted by China OBOR initiative.

    Singaporeans be warned.

    You vote in Opposition Singapore will descend into chaos and mobs will take control just like Ukraine or Sri Lankan.

    You forgot to take your medication.

    Sri Lankan’s debt from the Hambantota Port has been converted into revenue by renting out the port for 99 years to China. There is therefore no more debt owing to China. But Sri Lankan owed a lot to IMF, World Bank and many private western banks that is bankrupting the country.

    You need take your medicine and go back to school to learn how to read and reason.

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    dave: You forgot to take your medication.

    Sri Lankan’s debt from the Hambantota Port has been converted into revenue by renting out the port for 99 years to China. There is therefore no more debt owing to China. But Sri Lankan owed a lot to IMF, World Bank and many private western banks that is bankrupting the country.

    You need take your medicine and go back to school to learn how to read and reason.

    No more debts owe to China..? You should check yourselves into Buangkok Green IMH.

    Here’s your Americunt democratic news for you.

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-wild-card-sri-lankas-debt-crisis-84851676
    China ranks third among Sri Lanka’s creditors after Japan and the ADB and accounts for 10% of the debt, but Xi’s government has an outsize potential to disrupt a settlement.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    China charge interest average 3.3%. China average debt maturity 18 years.

    Japan charge interest average 0.7% . Somemore yen depreciate.
    Japan average debt maturity 34 years.

    Whereas India average debt maturity 24 years.

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    PAP mandate strong:
    China charge interest average 3.3%. China average debt maturity 18 years.

    Japan charge interest average 0.7% . Somemore yen depreciate.
    Japan average debt maturity 34 years.

    Whereas India average debt maturity 24 years.

    Wow… hear..hear.. 3.3% interest rate ?

    If this is not debt trap exploitation, what is ? Truly Chinese blood suckers.

    Jepun is the best at 0.7% …. love Jepun. banzai, banzai, banzai

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  • Is Life Better Under LHL?:

    @Singaporeans R Free Riders

    I am 60+ and jobless and my wife is a clerk earning 3K. My elder son is an NTU graduate and jobless for about a year due to many FTs in Spore. My younger son who is a Poly Graduate finds difficulty in getting into the local university due to many foreign students in the University.

    We are not asking for too much but a mean to survive in our own country. Is our life better under LHL ?

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  • Last so long:

    Did not expect him to last so long…so many scandals.
    Too many Indian Chiefs ?

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  • knn:

    Singaporean R Free Rider: No more debts owe to China..? You should check yourselves into Buangkok Green IMH.

    Here’s your Americunt democratic news for you.

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-wild-card-sri-lankas-debt-crisis-84851676
    China ranks third among Sri Lanka’s creditors after Japan and the ADB and accounts for 10% of the debt, but Xi’s government has an outsize potential to disrupt a settlement.

    How to distort the truth and see only what you want to see. ‘China ranks third among Sri Lanka’s creditors after Japan and the ADB and accounts for 10% of the debt,’

    Sri Lanka’s debt to China is only 10%. What about the 90%? Owed to who? Sri Lanka’s problem caused by the 10% debt or 90% debt? Even a 8 year old child know which is more serious. Keep on lying and fabricating disinformation and telling half truth or 10% truth and 90% lies.

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  • Realist:

    You have a false sense of peace in singapore because, being tiny and dependent on much bigger market(a weakness), you can get away with the same political system as those who have brought forth social instabilities, lawlessness and ultimately economic hardship/disasters.

    Don’t think a system of economic/political exploitation can stand the test of time eventually.

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  • Western Sheep:

    Even this Free Rider, who pretend to scold east and west, also swallow western propaganda.

    knn: Singaporean R Free Rider: No more debts owe to China..? You should check yourselves into Buangkok Green IMH.

    Here’s your Americunt democratic news for you.

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-wild-card-sri-lankas-debt-crisis-84851676
    China ranks third among Sri Lanka’s creditors after Japan and the ADB and accounts for 10% of the debt, but Xi’s government has an outsize potential to disrupt a settlement.

    How to distort the truth and see only what you want to see. ‘China ranks third among Sri Lanka’s creditors after Japan and the ADB and accounts for 10% of the debt,’

    Sri Lanka’s debt to China is only 10%. What about the 90%? Owed to who? Sri Lanka’s problem caused by the 10% debt or 90% debt? Even a 8 year old child know which is more serious. Keep on lying and fabricating disinformation and telling half truth or 10% truth and 90% lies.

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  • P Against People:

    Many local graduates have been jobless for years. Your family situation is repeated all over Singapore.

    When that Penang mister said degrees are useless, that time already very serious. Degree holders are jobless.

    PAP is surviving on new voters. Likely 70% of real Sinkies already waken up and want pappy out.

    Is Life Better Under LHL?:
    @Singaporeans R Free Riders

    I am 60+ and jobless and my wife is a clerk earning 3K. My elder son is an NTU graduate and jobless for about a year due to many FTs in Spore. My younger son who is a Poly Graduate finds difficulty in getting into the local university due to many foreign students in the University.

    We are not asking for too much but a mean to survive in our own country. Is our life better under LHL ?

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  • Jokers:

    Without any reliable source given, this type of data has zero credibility.

    Someone is desperately sinking and grasping for imaginary straws.

    PAP mandate strong:
    China charge interest average 3.3%. China average debt maturity 18 years.

    Japan charge interest average 0.7% . Somemore yen depreciate.
    Japan average debt maturity 34 years.

    Whereas India average debt maturity 24 years.

    Singaporean R Free Rider: Wow… hear..hear.. 3.3% interest rate ?

    If this is not debt trap exploitation, what is ? Truly Chinese blood suckers.

    Jepun is the best at 0.7% …. love Jepun. banzai, banzai, banzai

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Some people dont bother to counter check themselves even with the simple copy and paste search on google.
    And even source link given they will end up saying something else.

    Anyway pro china hard sell most time also no source link. And only pro china always continued to hard sell here. You see any selling USA.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Sri-Lanka-crisis/Sri-Lanka-meltdown-exposes-China-loan-policy-5-things-to-know

    Another ( although i find other readers comments more interesting )

    https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/threads/gvgt-sri-lanka-pm-resign-because-of-debt-to-china-one-belt-one-road.6747015/page-2

    E.g. “Just like their Kra canel nonsense that have been talking big about destroying Singapore with it, end up so long also no dice LMAO!”

    What happen to Kra canal? 4 or 5 years kong ka woo leng woo hor !

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Sorry typo.

    4 or 5 or6 years ago kong ka woo leng woo hor !

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  • Western Sheep:

    A link to a source that demands money. How to know whether the data is good?

    You cited well known western propaganda sources. That says a lot whether you are a western sheep. There are many web sources that give an objective analysis of Sri Lanka. Bet you never read any of those.

    PAP mandate strong:
    Some people dont bother to counter check themselves even with the simple copy and paste search on google.
    And even source link given they will end up saying something else.

    Anyway pro china hard sell most time also no source link. And only pro china always continued to hard sell here. You see any selling USA.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Sri-Lanka-crisis/Sri-Lanka-meltdown-exposes-China-loan-policy-5-things-to-know

    Another ( although i find other readers comments more interesting )

    https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/threads/gvgt-sri-lanka-pm-resign-because-of-debt-to-china-one-belt-one-road.6747015/page-2

    E.g. “Just like their Kra canel nonsense that have been talking big about destroying Singapore with it, end up so long also no dice LMAO!”

    What happen to Kra canal? 4 or 5 years kong ka woo leng woo hor !

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    I remember last time someone ( cant remember his moniker ) mentioned he find buying a t shirt for $50 sgd ridiculous. I did not never reply at that time. But in my heart, if he cannot afford a timberland , a nike , a adidas , a champion or armani exch…etc t shirt , just admit so! If he thrifty and prefer the $5 white color cotton t-shirt at beach road hawker center above, so be it.

    Why write nonsense ?

    As somebody said before, buay kan jiu xi buay kan !

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  • oxygem:

    Next UK’s PM ,Sunak,and his wife among richest in UK,with a £730 million,richer than Queen!

    Rich gets richer..

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  • Western Sheep:

    Western unthinking sheep are very keen to contribute money for more western propaganda. Be happy, keep your brain thoroughly and continually washed. More, more, more, …

    It’s the same with pappy supporters who are very keen to pay more. Money goes to gov, very good. Phui!

    So pitiful.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Okay pal. Since you dont believe China charged 3.3% interest and debt maturity 18 years.

    Then you educate the rest here wat interest rate China charging and actual debt maturity period. I m quite sure there are intellects like BK, SS, Oxygen ….etc also curious to know.

    Since you been to China , travel to China, understand China, maybe work or live in China ?

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  • Sri Lanka:

    Where do angmoh professors say? Will western sheep accept the truth from angmoh academics? Will they stick to the propaganda repeated a thousand times by angmoh politicians and “journalists”?

    Johns Hopkins and Harvard professors say, “The Chinese ‘Debt Trap’ Is a Myth.” The narrative wrongfully portrays both Beijing and the developing countries it deals with.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2021/02/china-debt-trap-diplomacy/617953/

    The Trump administration pointed to Hambantota to warn of China’s strategic use of debt: In 2018, former Vice President Mike Pence called it “debt-trap diplomacy”—a phrase he used through the last days of the administration—and evidence of China’s military ambitions. Last year, erstwhile Attorney General William Barr raised the case to argue that Beijing is “loading poor countries up with debt, refusing to renegotiate terms, and then taking control of the infrastructure itself.”

    As Michael Ondaatje, one of Sri Lanka’s greatest chroniclers, once said, “In Sri Lanka a well-told lie is worth a thousand facts.” And the debt-trap narrative is just that: a lie, and a powerful one.

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  • BK:

    Lol. Lets remind ourselves that this crackpot said that US moon landing is a fake. This kind of stupidity must be inherited thru Chinese chauvinist blood.

    1. “Yesterday’s memory is still fresh and clear, when the US astronauts stepped outside their cabins and planted the first flag in human history, an American national flag, on the moon in 1969,” Song Zhongping recalled. “But China is about to showcase our own national flag as well, which I believe is a recognition of the achievements and breakthroughs that we have made, which will be the most valuable thing.”

    2. Not one but 6 US moon landings!!

    …To get a sense of how difficult the task it is, five of the six flags (except for the one Apollo 11 placed on the moon) brought to the moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s during six US crewed moon landings, have been bleached white due to decades-long solar radiation, although they are reportedly still standing and casting shadows….

    From big mouth Global Times of CCP.
    https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1208931.shtml

    1. This stupid crackpot just proved that in the West there is counter narrative. Unlike China that censors wholesale anything that CCP dont like. On a scale of balance, where is the propaganda?

    2. And secondly, the Canadian study was rejected by Sri Lanka ports authority for not being comprehensive. After US and India rejected the project, China took it up.

    Proof of the pudding is in the eating. Hambantota port is losing money since it started. So is China stupid or is there an advantage somewhere?

    And in the same media platform The Atlantic:

    1. The history of China shows its belligerence, and its tendency to export its values – no different from the US
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/10/what-kind-superpower-will-china-be/616580/

    2. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2021/01/xi-jinping-china-economy-jack-ma/617552/

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  • Blur King:

    This Blur King suffered a deep psychological trauma arguing with many commenters at TRE. All his fake comments were exposed. Whenever he sees a comment he doesn’t like, he recalls all his past humiliations that he could not bluff his way through. Blur King, better take some medication and relax. In case you disappear like your buddy Oxygen, who also posted lots of fake stuff. But at least, he has some good stuff.

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  • BK:

    Lol. Talk cock, sing song. When ask to put money where his mouth is, snaked away. Total disrespect!!

    Useless.

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