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Mentos and the Government of Singapore

Discussion in 'Politics' started by insectamantidae, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. insectamantidae

    insectamantidae Professor

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    It's not often that I have to check the real life discussion forum, the WTF? forum, and the Official Funny videos forum before I post, but tonight was special in that it required all of those.

    I post this in politics because there is a real problem in Singapore. Their birthrate is bottoming out, and their greying population is no longer able to support itself. And while on first blush, that may seem a biological problem, it's more of a political discussion type problem.

    And so Mentos teamed up with their government, to create this beauty of a video I translated the title of and it essentially says: holy crap we need some babies up in here.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    So romantic.

    "National Night" - Government sponsored panty dropper.

    Cheap flights to Singapore tomorrow?
     
  3. Ash

    Ash Moves Like Jagger DLP Supporter

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    What is this I don't even, where is Irene?

    Are you going to be celebrating National Night, Irene?
     
  4. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Let's fly Jon over and make this happen.
     
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  5. Sauce Bauss

    Sauce Bauss Order Member DLP Supporter

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    God, I love people sometimes. "Raise the birth rate" is obviously an attack on homosexuals. As for targeting married couples, maybe he's right. A generation raised by single mothers is vastly preferable to the traditional family unit, and anything that says otherwise hates women, freedom, sex and young people. :facepalm
     
  6. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I didn't realise you were being sarcastic until right at the end there, TSoS.
     
  7. KHAAAAAAAN!!

    KHAAAAAAAN!! Troll in the Dungeon Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Well done, human race. Well done.
     
  8. Bill Door

    Bill Door The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    I feel like pointing out this has nothing to do with the Singapore Government. It's just the greatest advertising campaign in the history of mankind.
     
  9. Oliver Kingston

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    Point - Mentos
     
  10. LT2000

    LT2000 Alchemist

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    Only if we get a live streaming video of when he gets the shit caned out of him for being Jon.
     
  11. Bucks

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    [​IMG]

    ^My face when I clicked on link. But then I lol'd.
     
  12. Trooper

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    Lol I was in Singapore a few months back. The tour guide was all about this stuff. Not the Mentos ad, but about their aging population. It was lulzy, he was going on and on about How women in Singapore rarely marry or have kids before 35 and they want the Husband to be wealthy and must posses a list of material Possessions. I was like...lol dude, that's women in general. He mentioned this problem like 5 times in the span of a 6 hour tour. XD

    The thing that baffles me more is that apparently around 1/3 of the Singaporean population is an Indian Derivative. And they still have an aging Population and declining Birthrate? o_O

    The Indians there must be a strange derivative. Very strange.
     
  13. CheddarTrek

    CheddarTrek Set Phasers to Melt Moderator DLP Supporter

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    WTF? Hah!
     
  14. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    this sums up my feelings about this;

    [yt]qcDtHIb4gbc[/yt]
     
  15. Ashan

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    It's actually closer to 10%, IIRC. Malays tend to have more kids than Indians round here regardless, though.
     
  16. BloodRedSword

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    Wut? Surprising but I'm not. It is a problem, Government is trying to get us to have more children but the people here are calculative to the dollar and cents. A lot of my friends actually calculate if they can afford to let their kids have a piano lessons when they are just in the first term. -_-;;
     
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    ^ I think this is good.
     
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