Iger Strikes Back - Letter to Edward Markey

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  1. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    Dr., I know you're fighting strong, loyal feelings, been there done that, but you know the reality. Disney = Walmart.
     
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  3. Original19

    Original19 Mouseketeer

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    I'm just glad somebody got the reference! :cool1:
     
  4. DRDISNEYMD

    DRDISNEYMD *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A gi

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    ~Dear Pirate, I had a fabulous epiphany! And, it's two words, the $3.5 Billion dollar ~Baha Mar~ (video) & ~BahaMar.com~(website). Omg... this place doesn't open until late December of 2014, but I am so excited about it! It's funny that half of the upper management at Baha Mar worked for Disney! I do know the reality, I finally "get it." I was thinking about taking a Disney cruise & possibly DVC, but the Grand Floridian is not my style, I just love the location. Unfortunately, BLT doesn't appeal to me either. I'll check out Baha Mar, instead.

    ~I couldn't help but think -- what if Disney were to create something like Baha Mar at WDW -- sans the casino & beach, of course?!? It just seems like Disney is not that committed to WDW, especially the parks. I'll still visit every year, but I have no plans to invest anything more! :( :goodvibes

    ~LOL. I love it!!! :rotfl:
     
  5. RedsDrew

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    While I'm on the fence with Iger's response, the corporate management side of me says it was probably the most professional way he could publicly tell Markey:

    "You are a pompous, presumptuous idiot who needs to get his facts straight before making unfair and uneducated assumptions that can't even be considered conclusions because you took no amount of time to do ANY homework on the matter (even though the public corporate policy we had previously put into place is readily available to the masses on the world wide web we commonly call the internet which 80% of Americans now have access to) which ultimately would have settled any of your concerns which means you can stop throwing us under the bus that you have no business driving since you clearly have no permit to do so and probably won't ever obtain because you can't differentiate between a speed bump and a mouse - and not just any mouse, but the one particular Mouse that brings joy, happiness, and dreams to millions of children and adults worldwide. And, by the way, how do you sleep at night?"

    To which Markey would reply, "Two doses of ambien. One just doesn't cut it anymore."

    Okay, okay, the banter above may be a stretch but working in a corporate environment I've seen this scenario far too often. Life (and work) would be so much less complicated if more people researched facts before pointing the finger... (not to say the finger shouldn't be pointed, just only pointed once ducks are in a row)
     
  6. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    I'm confused. Its Iger and his people who are tarnishing the reputation of Disney by releasing such a system and not being forthcoming about it, then acts like a mad toddler when being asked about it.

    Not sure why we should be giving him kudos.
     
  7. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    Tru dat, as the youngsters (probably) used to say!
     
  8. Tonka's Skipper

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    Not at all. The program has had alot of information released..........many questions here are being asked by folks who don't know the info is out there.

    There is more coming of course......and their will be folks that don't like the system, but that is true with all new systems that come out from anywhere.

    Iger put a 2nd rate congressman in his place for using his postion to get his name in the paper more, and Kudos to him for that!

    AKK

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  9. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    Ahhh, you last sentence really puts your opinion into context for us now, doesn't it?
     
  10. DRDISNEYMD

    DRDISNEYMD *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A gi

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    ~Tonka, you are looking at this completely wrong! The congressman asked a very legitimate question -- as to whether or not magic bands will result in "longer waits" for attractions. He is clearly concerned about our children's "privacy" and not abusing his power just because his grand kids have an upcoming Disney vacation and want to avoid waiting in long lines.
     
  11. Tonka's Skipper

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    Of course it does...........and it doesnt change the facts one little bit!.........AKK
     
  12. Tonka's Skipper

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    Sorry.I am not wrong , the congressman did not do his homework... intentionally....Most of the information he asked was already released and had been discussed in the rooms for days before his letter went out.

    He didn't bother to ask disney or advised them of his *alleged concerns* and if he had he would have had his answers.......but then that would have defeated the purpose of his letter........to try and get his name in the news.........it really back fired on him!

    I was up in Mass on a asigment on monday.....the Boston talk shows were tearing him apart.:faint:.....he has a reputation of pulling these kind of self serving letter writings and this seem to be the first time someone stood up to him and it bit him in the ***.

    I am not a big fan of Iger...But BRAVO to him for standing up for Disney when the congressman was so wrong in every point!:thumbsup2

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    DRDISNEYMD *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A gi

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    ~I totally agree with you, Tonka! I'm sad you missed my poor attempt at sarcasm, lol. :rotfl: :goodvibes
     
  14. Tonka's Skipper

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    OOPS>>>>>>>>My pardon DR..........at 62 I need to read and reread posts more!:scared1:

    AKK
     
  15. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    LOL ... I am now lost.
     
  16. Tonka's Skipper

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    Thats ok, at my age....I can be confusing!:lmao:

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    DRDISNEYMD *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A gi

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    ~LOL! How did I miss this fabulous post?!? I could not stop laughing!!! :rotfl2: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl2:

    ~No Tonka, this wasn't your fault, I failed miserably! :( :goodvibes

    ~Again, it's not your age & 62 is not old! :wizard: :goodvibes
     
  18. bigsteve83

    bigsteve83 Earning My Ears

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    I do believe that the original letter from Markey was ill-advised. It was not thought through and there was no attempt to discover any of the information sought before publicly attacking Disney.

    I do believe, also, that "Iger's" letter was unprofessional. Why is his name in parentheses? I find it hard to believe that a man with dozens of people to whom millions of dollars are paid to handle such an issue would send this letter. I need to see some concrete evidence that Iger sent this letter.
     
  19. fireplug

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    But you blindly accepeted the original letter was sent by Markey without any proof?

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  20. bigsteve83

    bigsteve83 Earning My Ears

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    The Markey letter was reported in the press and was on his letterhead, so how did I noy have any proof?
     
  21. Rumors Rocks

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    US Sen. Markey's genuine concern for children's privacy regarding Disney's Magic Bands has now been replaced with seeking 'tougher' privacy protection from U.S. drones. :thumbsup2

    US Sen. Markey calls for tough drone privacy rules

    http://www.telegram.com/article/20131108/APN/311089889

     

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