You missed the whole concept. Monopoly is a game of earning money and investing it, which has nothing to do with a duck, penguin, dinosaur, pit bull, eagle or shotgun. Adding a pit bull, eagle, and gun would still show the lack of respect for work ethics.
Everyone wants to be rich without the work... give me, give me, give me is what more and more of the younger generation wants.. thank goodness some of us raised respectable children who can function in "second rate" jobs that require work instead of just hand outs.
And many people are pricing themselves right out of the job market. Youngsters entering the job market expect to start out making what it took the older workers years to build up to. They want to start at the top and go from there; not working their way up from the bottom. It's greed.
This is exactly what I told Joe college the other night when he was chastising our spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. College is important but don't forget the working man/woman. Our sentence structure isn't great but America wouldn't make it without us. I explained that he needs us more than what he thinks he does. That unless you know how to kill/dress/butcher your own meat, grow/harvest your own food,fix your car/electrical/plumbing, build your own house-you need us! Maybe more than we need you. They just had a day without a wonan, you know what you wouldn't want? A day without a blue collar worker!
I agree for the most part, Otis. Don't get me wrong, I am HIGHLY annoyed by so many people who lack the ability to communicate clearly and effectively (personal pet peeve), but I am skeptical of the term 'uneducated voter.' Just because someone lacks formal education doesn't mean they are truly uneducated. I went to University of Illinois-Champaign but didn't finish. I toyed with the idea of going back to school many, many times because I like learning, but because I didn't (and still don't) like the structure of academia (different post entirely), I chose to not do so. With that stated, I have continued to self-educate (reading philosophy and political theory for kicks). Because of that I have held numerous positions (including management) which required a college degree, even though I didn't have one, and, to date, every single person who desn't already know me is quite surprised when I tell them I don't have a degree. So to use blanket descriptions of people is not only insulting, but that description can also be downright false. I know people with degrees who can't even tell you how many branches of government exist, let alone name them.
I agree. I am so sick of hearing them throw around the "uneducated" term as though people that didn't go to college, cannot have manners, cannot have a valid opinion and shouldn't be listened to.
I had the same argument with someone here that mocked the "uneducated". I asked him who he thought was cleaning the dishes at the restaurant he eats at, who is picking up his smelly garbage twice a week, and who hammered the nails in the house he lives in.
Instead of blue collar worker, I prefer to call these men and women skilled trades men /women. You can read/write correctly all day long but if you can't bridge the gap between your brain and finger tips you are still lost and nothing more than a college educated idiot/dummy.
Tiea Hesterwrote: "@IndiePatriot and Lisa calling someone an uneducated voter has nothing to do with their respective income or education. An uneducated voter are those who blindly vote based on: party lines, looks, rumors, or even "that guys name is Tommy, I dated a Tommy who was a jerk I'm not voting for this Tommy", etc."
Tiea, I know exactly what you mean, but the term has now become a blanket category. I try to use the term 'uninformed voter,' as it applies to those uninformed about civics and/or current socio-political issues and tend to vote based solely on party lines with no thought given. Those people tend to fall for everything thrown in front of them and don't know how to decipher between true 'fake news' and actual news when they see it. I know plenty of people with and without degrees, Republican and Democrat, who are truly uninformed.
" America wouldn't make it without us. "
otis: KUDOS, my friend! Far too many of today's "children figure they're "entitled" to exit school, drop out, no diplaom or degree, and someone will give them a corner fffice with windows, a six figure salary, and all they have to do is punch keys on a keyboard and run the mouse around. You are absolutely correct that we NEED Blue Collar, SKILLED workers, mechanics, machine operators, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, etc. Sad to say, these aren't glamorous professions, but they are still respectable jobs that pay very, very well if one is SKILLED at them!
@IndiePatriot and Lisa calling someone an uneducated voter has nothing to do with their respective income or education. An uneducated voter are those who blindly vote based on: party lines, looks, rumors, or even "that guys name is Tommy, I dated a Tommy who was a jerk I'm not voting for this Tommy", etc.
At least that's what I mean when I call someone an uneducated voter. People who subscribe to the just go vote mentality.
There are way too many of what my grandmother would call educated idiots. Or as she would put it, people with plenty of book smarts and no common sense. To me, many of those types are the truly uneducated, uninformed voters. Just my personal opinion. I have a college degree, am a retired Cartographic Intelligence Analyst. I was the son my dad never had. He taught me to change tires, change my own oil, I've replaced my own water pump, alternator, and battery. My dad and I built a 15'×23' addition to my parents house, starting with digging the crawlspace with a pick and shovel. I've roofed houses and worked my way through college in the '70's as a maintenance person on my dad's rental property. That included unclogging toilets at 2 am. Today's snowflakes just can't handle real work for the most part.
Parker Brothers trying a marketing gimic to creat interest in their product inadvertently revealed a truth about the influences the Liberal Left has had on society. The replacements were made by a people that don't not understand history. The history of Monopoly being a game based on working to get ahead was missed completely just as the population does not understand the history of the country. I'm surprised one of the suggested tokens was not a free Obama phone, a jihad token, or some other irrelevant fabrication of the Progressive Liberal left education and indoctrination system.
Chuck Burns. Your spot on. The liberal left has become the new culture of management. I see it everyday. With its wastefulness, its pressure to conform to values that have no value, its attempt to re-teach me good common sense. Parker Brothers is trying to revive a game that was once a cash-cow. I'd be willing to bet half the people who voted on the token change will never even purchase the new version. Many just don't "get it". Plus, they can't count change.
These kids, mine included! Feel like they should have everything their parents have, right now. Wtf? I tell my kids, this stuff you see around you took me twenty five years to earn. And the response, my friend's dad hooked him up with a great job, my buddy had a friend that hooked him up with a real good job etc etc and they have everything. Where did this materialism come from! We have always pushed a hard work ethic. He'll!, I've owned my own landscape design build company for 25 years! And he worked with me. So kids, mine included!!!! Get off your ass and work harder to get the things you disire. Learn a trade, get an apprenticeship, whatever It takes! Hell a plumber can make over 100K!
It's out there if you want it!!!
Mind you, he does have a job and is in college. But, it's still now now now!
.....sorry, got a little off topic;)
" “I imagine that the thimble, boot, and wheelbarrow tokens don’t resonate as much with today’s fans.”
In MY humble opinion, I'd posit that MOST of those under 30 or so have no clue what the banned pieces really ARE and what the real items are USED to do!
I won't buy the new version. My kids will play and appreciate laborious jobs. It's not that I do not want a better life for them. Its that I want them to appreciate that hard work, whatever it is, can make you proud and still get you somewhere in life!
Looks like Hasbro has forgotten the origins of Monopoly. And those who voted never knew...when and why it was invented and became popular. The Depression was a life-changer beyond anything seen today. As texting and cell phones now rule, we seem to have given the American Dream away...but not for long...MAGA...
I have an OLDER Monopoly set, and I will TREASURE IT because it has all of the ORIGINAL pieces. I will NOT be buying one of the "new" Snowflake Monopoly sets!! GOOD GRIEF: a rubber ducky, a penguin and a T-Rex?? No one lives in REALITY anymore, and these new pieces PROVE THAT!!!!
This is why illegals are so attractive to manual labor employers here in the U.S. Society in America has become so spoiled that they think manual labor is somehow beneath their dignity. I won't deny some illegals in this country are outright dangerous and that no one has the right to be illegally, but this is the reason employers hire illegals. Americans seem too self-important to stoop to back-breaking manual labor. Those illegals have a work ethic Americans could learn a lot from. They bust their humps.
You are spot-on! You have identified the biggest single driver of illegal immigration! Removing this incentive would be much more effective than any wall, and much less destructive to the environment and wasteful of money and resources. Revamping EMTALA would help as well.
There are still seamstresses, but they do not use thimbles. They use sewing machines. There are still material haulers, but they do not use wheelbarrows. They use tractors. As for the boot, I always thought it was a hobo boot. I think it is a stretch to conflate this somehow with people not wanting to do trade labor. Lumberjacks used to use axes. Now they use chainsaws. Does that mean that nobody wants to cut down trees anymore because they have no use for an axe? By all means, make the case for labor, but this is silly. Do people still use irons? None of my clothes need to be ironed anymore. Technology!
SkilledTrades is right. When more jobs are created, most of them won't be the old school positions where someone with a high school diploma can raise a family and have a nice home. Those days are loooooong gone. With technology at the forefront of everything, people will (like it or not) have to re-educate themselves. There's no way around this issue. If Trump is serious about putting people back to work, his administration needs to come up with a program geared toward re-educating unskilled workers and also preparing young people for those positions, as well. If he does that, then I'll believe he's serious about making America great again.
I didn't have an issue at all, just put in my application at my plant (which happens to be a large automaker company). I got hired. We are still hiring, hardest jobs to fill are skilled trades, because no one wants to put in the effort to finish their degrees or apprenticeship.
" then the rich.....they shoud share their wealth, those dirty SOB's! "
Well, Elias, those "dirty SOB's" are the ones who 1. WORKED their asses off to get where they are, and 2. are the ones who HIRE people who want to WORK. Has any "poor" person ever hired you? No? See?