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  • ross1948 2:05 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beauty contesr, , Fake democracy, Hasbro, monopoly   

    Hasbro’s Fake Democracy – We Can’t Vote Against! 


    I stumbled across this oddity while meandering last night and felt we needed to test the limits of the horrible Hasbro big-biz elite’s condescension.

    Monopoly is asking consumers worldwide to determine the new cards by voting at  MonopolyCommunityChest.com.

    Covering topics like beauty contests, holiday funds, and life insurance, there is no denying the Monopoly game’s Community Chest Cards are long overdue for a refresh…. 

    https://corporate.hasbro.com/en-us/articles/monopoly_game_updates_community_chest_cards

    So, there’s ‘no denying’ what the smarmy smart-asses think?

    That’s democracy in action!

    In order to see if Hasbro had even the slightest interest in customer choice…

    …I ventured into their site, where ‘consumers determine’ the cards, and waded through trite tripe, including one option whereby we get to knit sweaters for stray cats!

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    Seriously.

    Alas for customer choice, NO option whereby we ‘consumers‘ might tell the smarmos to lay off a much-loved game..

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    …and keep the beauty contest!

    Boycott the Hasbro Hypocrites.

     
    • Astuti 12:12 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Why do rhey think beauty contests are out of date? It doesnt make any sense.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Linawati 12:49 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      This is crazy.
      Leave Monopoly alone or if they want to ask customers, let customers answer. It is not fair if customers forced to answer what they tell us.

      Liked by 1 person

  • ross1948 9:20 am on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Bluebird, , , , , monopoly, , , ,   

    Monopoli Taksi Bali? Ayo, Pak Presiden – Smash The Ngurah Rai Racket! 


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    The disgusting rip-off fares charged by many of the taxi-drivers who hang about Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport are back in the news again, a report from that useful Bali website confirming that the monopoly exploiting arrivals there are demanding sums substantially higher than the cost of a metered-taxi traveling the same distance.http://www.balidiscovery.com.

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    Some of you may be wondering if this rapacity could be perpetrated with impunity unless there were powerful backing from somebody higher up the ranks of airport power. And if so, why are the cops not raiding the airport and rounding up the scurvy knaves responsible?

    Angkasa Pura I, the managers of the Bali Airport, have granted an exclusive monopoly to the Ngurah Rai Taxi Cooperative…

    ...despite such a monopoly arrangement and any limitation on free trade being expressly forbidden by the anti-monopoly law No. 5 of 1999.

    I addressed my headline to President Jokowi because I’m still convinced he’s a decent man at heart, despite much of the nonsense which has emerged from both his ministers and the DPR (parliament) here. I appreciate that a government as indifferent as the current one seems to be ( to tourism as an industry ) may not be overly concerned about the plight of innocent travellers who only want to enjoy a relaxing trip to Bali…Bingung Buaaanget! – Gimana Minum Bir Di Bali? 

    …but surely a word from Palace to Police about corruption  – and/or coercion by cabbies  – would not be too much to ask.

    … in addition, those using the taxis in late evening hours are coerced by drivers to pay even more than the already-high posted fares. 

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    • c7f1d-day11-evildead2 A rip-off ratbag cabbie?
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    • One passenger told Tribun-Bali.com that a trip from the Airport to the nearby Dewi Ruci Monument costs Rp. 120,000 (US$9.25), a price substantially higher than what a taxi using a meter would charge. 
    That’s bloody outrageous.
    I’ve posted on this again and again.    

    Bali Cops Corral ‘Gypsy’ Cabs – So When Will The ‘Regulars’ Charge Fair Fares? 

    Beautiful Bali’s Criminal Cabbies – Warning! 

    If you walk past the sleazy ratbags soliciting huge sums, as far as the exit from the airport, you can get a decent cabbie who will either have a meter, like the usually good Bluebirds, or will bargain with you. 

    One expatriate resident of Bali wrote to Bali Update to complain of a “Taxi Mafia” where air passengers arriving on late flights discover that the Ngurah Rai Taxi Booth is closed and the lack of a signage listing the approved tariffs to various destinations. The same reader said taxis standing by late at night demand a fare of Rp 350,000 (US$27) or more for a ride to nearby Legian.

    Outrageous! 

    Rp.50,000 is a fair fare to Legian or Kuta. Get a taxi outside the rip-off zone. Give him a tip (10 %) and he’ll be happy enough.

    But that’s not so easy if you have a bunch of kids and all that luggage.

    And here’s the rub. They recently allowed, at last, a proper airport bus service. 

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    sarbagita bus

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    Seemingly by design, passengers who opt to avoid the taxis and take theTrans Sarbagita Bus System are compelled to walk a distance of more than 500 meters to wait an indeterminate amount of time for the next bus to depart.

     

     
    • JazPen 11:31 am on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      How true.
      There used to be a public angkot-type bus went along that airport road, under 5000 to Kuta, but I haven’t seen one for a while.
      Those airport taxis are sharks.

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