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

ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

This includes a commitment from a CPA firm who does tax credit financing in Ireland, a possible location to film, as part of the package needed for investors – along with the CPA firm’s commitment to apply for and finance the tax credits if ThunderBall does shoot in Ireland and what portion of the budget they would provide.
For inquiries, please contact John Harding at jbharding@gmail.com.

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Lying to the American people

Ben Bernanke - Spin Doctor

Ben Bernanke - Spin Doctor

The 2/25/2010 Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report for the U.S. Department of Labor states the following: In the week ending Feb. 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 496,000, an increase of 22,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 474,000.

The very next day, on 2/26/2007, the U.S. Commerce Department increases its “reading” of fourth-quarter gross domestic product to an annual growth rate of 5.9 percent, rather than the 5.7 percent pace it estimated last month.

The unemployment increases and the U.S. Commerce Department says the growth rate is increasing – yeah, sure.

The U.S. Spin Doctors claim such reasons for the “end of the recession” as “new orders for factories to fill inventory” – yeah, sure.

Seventy five percent (75%) of the U.S. economy is driven by consumer spending.

Add to the 496,000 people losing their jobs, the 100,000 new people coming into the workforce every month, and the total comes to 596,000 – essentially 600,000 less consumers. And the economy is growing?

The loss of 600,000 consumers every month is all the proof needed that the recession Great Depression II rolls on – and on.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

“Pass the Healthcare Bill,” says Nancy Pelosi, “and we will create 400,000 new jobs” – yeah, sure.

What’s a one-time shot at 400,000 jobs, when 600,000 become unemployed every month, Nancy?

Spin on, Nancy – just keep lying to the American people.

In testimony, on 2/24/2010, about monetary policy before the House Financial Services Committee  Bernanke noted that the recession continues to abate, but not when it comes to the job market, which “has been hit especially hard,” he said.

Huh? Continues to abate? But not when it comes to the job market?

Does Bernanke make any sense at all?

Spin on, Ben – just keep lying to the American people.

Barney Frank & fondled friend

Barney Frank & fondled friend

At the hearing, House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass said “It is possible to debate what is the best way to do the stimulus, but no sensible human being can deny that the stimulus had a positive effect.”

Spin on, Barney – just keep lying to the American people.

Then, to reinforce the spin, Frank asked Bernanke, specifically, whether stimulus helped stem job losses.

Bernanke answered “Yes,I think most economists would agree that the stimulus created jobs, relative to the baseline,” Bernanke said.

Relative to the baseline – what’s that?

That’s spin – lying to the American people.

1 comment to Lying to the American people

  • darth

    In Singapore, we’ve noticed the presence of more Africans.

    Elsewhere, there are rumours (?) that the European Union are going to open the floodgates to Africans.

    Coincidence?

    Will it be the USA’s turn next or has it already happened?