John Harding’s book, Escape from Paradise – Paperback and Kindle Versions


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Now, available in Kindle and Paperback! Free Kindle if you purchase Paperback. After buying Paperback, go for the free Kindle!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book...it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it. C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can't put it down! It's a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That's the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei's latest film is The Blue Mansion - Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It's quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Reward for information regarding Seth Rich

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The Herring Networks, Inc. media company OAN joins a number of individuals and groups that are willing to pay for information that solves the July 10, 2016, killing of Mr. Rich. The election-season murder continues to spark conspiracy theories based on the suggestion that Mr. Rich provided DNC data to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

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Others offering rewards include the Washington, D.C. Police Department ($25,000); WikiLeaks ($20,000); and Republican strategist Jack Burkman ($130,000).

Don’t bailout the automakers!

Big, fast gas guzzlers (in bed with big oil?)

GM CEO Wagoner

GM CEO Wagoner

“The big and the fast beat the small and the fast. If you check out the NBA today, they’re big and fast.”

This is a quote from Rick Wagoner, General Motors CEO. It is Wagoner’s analogy to the automobile industry – big, fast, gas guzzlers.

Wagoner has run the world’s largest automaker into the ground for the past eight years, losing a mind-boggling $73 billion in losses beginning in 2005.

“We made mistakes, which we’re learning from,” Wagoner admitted during the Congressional hearing.” Nice to have a CEO, who worked in the industry for 31 years, just learning from his mistakes.

60% of Americans oppose bailout

Wisely, 60% of Americans oppose giving a cent of bailout money to GM. Even Bill Gates voiced his opposition on CNN, yesterday.

Paper napkin plan

GM’s recovery plan, as presented to Congress, could fit on a paper napkin.

In the plan, GM said it will take significant steps to restructure by 2012 — including cutting 21,000 to 31,000 more hourly and salaried workers, closing nine plants and slicing 1,750 dealer locations. These cuts would drop the number of GM workers nationwide to 65,000 — down from 191,000 in 2000.

GM hopes their paper-napkin plan – achieved only at some future date – will convince lawmakers to give it up to $18 billion from the government: $12 billion in loans, including $4 billion by the end of December, and a separate $6 billion line of credit in case market conditions worsen. And worsen they will. U.S. auto sales plunged 37 percent in November to their worst level in more than 26 years.

Why the paper napkin plan takes so long

2012 is four years away – the year when Obama could conceivably be running for president against Sarah Palin.

Why so long for the “plan” to work? Japanese auto makers with their computerized plants can retool on the fly – GM takes years to retool, by doing it the good old-fashioned way – rebuild the plant.

Apparently GM’s CEO, Wagoner, has not learned this lesson.

Instead of bailing out GM, why not just buy it? You could buy ALL the common shares of stock in General Motors for less than $3 billion. Why should our government give GM $18 billion or $25 billion or anything? Take the money and buy the company!

The rich get richer

Now Rick Wagoner and the other CEO’s are willing to work for $1 a year. Easy for Wagoner to do, as he has been making about $20 million a year – for a long time.

This bailout, like the Wall Street bailout, was not fashioned to make the rich richer, but to make sure the rich don’t get poor.

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