Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: 2009 BMW Z4, 2005 SLK 200, 2004 S 280
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Originally Posted by Jakarta Expat
Von Bonehead, You really are living in your own little world. ALL but about 5 to 10% of the demonstrators are bought and paid for. In Indonesia we have appx. 40 million unemployed out of a total population of 240 million. As well we have organizers here that can round up the unemployed, transport them and pay them for the day about 30,000 IDR (about 3 USD) (for the small ones up front in the pic) to their parents who get between 50,000 to 100,000 IDR (about 5 to 10 USD). So when someone like Bush, Rumsfeld, RIce or some other foreign dignatary comes to town and someone with enough money want to make apoint or put some pressure then out come the organizers to arrange a demonstration. I got the handphone number for some demo organizers myself if you want to arrange 1. Bush knows this as well as most others, it is only for the cameras and CNN for publicity. I look at these demonstrators as free enterprise and distrbution of wealth to the unemployed, I think of them the same as hookers, prostitutes and pimps, they provide a service and everyone has to eat. As for that big bang you talk about, more like a paid for wimper. Let me know when you visit and I wll have some give you a welcome greeting at the airport.
I value your opinion. You live there and you know the country.
PS: Hey, when I come there I'd be more that willing to spend $300 to have a hundred pretty girls welcoming me at the airport.
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