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

Obama takes a whipping from Romney in first debate

Obama - a beaten man

Obama – a beaten man

Obama has bowed to quite a few people, including the King of Saudi Arabia. Now he has bowed down to Romney-not physically (yet), but intellectually and with body language.

Unfortunately, the doddering relic, “Silent Jim Lehrer” failed to control the debate, letting Romney hammer the same points over and over again. This was easy for Romney to do; as Obama had toned down his part in the debate to the point of being little more than Romney’s whipping boy.

(Instead of senile old Jim Lehrer, a better choice for moderator would have been Judge Judy.)

If Romney has given up on 47% of the population, Obama has given up on the entire 100%.

In football terms, rather than put up a fight, Obama took a knee. And by doing so, Obama copped out on the entire Democratic Party.

The choice between Obama and Romney is little more than the choice between two near-identical evils. It is the choice of what will be the name of the Commander in Chief of the next Middle East war. As President Harry Truman once put it, “only the names change.”

Obama does his best to behave as a man of peace, but he followed the bad advice of General Petraeus who advocated the “surge” in Afghanistan. The only outcome of the “surge” was to increase the death toll of American soldiers (and others), not only in numbers but by the frequency of American deaths.

Obama is not a man of peace, and neither is Romney. The chances of a war with Iran are about the same with either Obama or Romney. The reason for a war with Iran has little to do with its possible development of a nuclear weapon and everything to do with propping up the dollar.

Iran recently proposed a plan to end the confrontation with the West over its nuclear program, but American officials have rejected the plan, as it would allow Iran to “restart the program in a nanosecond” after the lifting of sanctions. The American officials have taken this stance to provide the U.S. with an excuse to attack Iran.

The real reason for a war with Iran is to prop up the fading U.S. dollar. In 1971, OPEC members, led by the Saudis, agreed that all purchase of crude oil be made in U.S. dollars, hence the term “petrodollars.” The reason for this is that Nixon had broken the Bretton Woods Accord for the gold backed U.S. dollar. Without its gold backing the U.S. dollar would have tanked, so something else was needed – petrodollars. All the countries that needed crude oil then had to purchase U.S. dollars to purchase crude oil.

Two countries broke that agreement and began to accept Euros and other currencies in exchange for their petroleum. Those two countries were Iraq and Iran. We know what happened to Iraq, and we pretty much know what is going to happen to Iran with either Obama or Romney at the helm.

Russian President Nikita Khrushchev on the balcony of the Russian Delegation headquarters in New York in September 1960 was asked why there is only a one-party election in Russia. Khrushchev replied that it was the same in America as he could not see any difference between the Republican and Democrat candidates.

Only the names change.

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