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


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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

Federal workers earn double private-sector wages

 

Unemployment claims

Unemployment claims soaring! Click for larger picture.

Claims for U.S. jobless benefits jumped to the highest level since last year. This shows that no progress has been made putting Americans back to work- in fact employment is increasing – and rapidly.

This is a result of  federal stimulus TARP money is wasted on large corporations and foreign banks along with sending American jobs offshore.

The chart shows that unemployment claims shot up by 12,000 to 500,000 in the week ended Aug. 14, according to the Labor Department figures.

In addition the economic indicators of the the Federal Reserve Bank turned negative in August, signaling economic contraction.

“There’s a red flag being waved right now that says ‘Danger,'” said Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Growth is going to slow in the second half and we might face something a little more ominous than that.”

It looks as though it is going to be a lot more “ominous than that.”

As a bonus for their poor performance and growing private-sector unemployment, federal workers now earn double that of people in the private sector.

Federal workers have been awarded bigger average pay and benefit increases than private employees for nine years in a row.

The compensation gap between federal and private workers has doubled in the past decade.

Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The average federal salary has grown 33% faster than inflation since 2000. Federal compensation has grown 36.9% since 2000 after adjusting for inflation, compared with 8.8% for private workers.

The rape and pillage of our federal government and the sending American jobs offshore by agencies such as USAID is rapidly destroying the U.S. economy.

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