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AmiableLabs
09-27-2009, 11:59 AM
....I have to pay Michael Moore to see his anti-capitalism movie? :shock:

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dnf777
09-27-2009, 01:04 PM
Costs money to see it. Free to ignore it.

BrianW
09-27-2009, 02:42 PM
Let me get this straight, you would actually consider paying money to see it?!? :-o

dnf777
09-27-2009, 07:07 PM
I find listening to those with opposing views very often enlightening. I don't agree with much of what I hear, but if it helps me understand another point of view, then it makes me a more rounded person.

While deployed on a fortunately very boring operation for 6 months, I read Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto and Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, back to back to help understand the conflicts between communism and capitalism. I also read the Bible and Q'uoran. I'm not sure which contrast was more interesting.

luvalab
09-27-2009, 07:55 PM
....I have to pay Michael Moore to see his anti-capitalism movie? :shock:

:roll:


Ah--but you won't, now will you?

Capitalism at work--and you win. ;)

Bob Gutermuth
09-27-2009, 07:59 PM
I wouldn't go to see anything that fat tub of S**t puts out if it were free. He should be Osama's chief of propaganda.

Hoosier
09-27-2009, 09:23 PM
I think he is trying to bring in more people to watch his movie by jumping on some Democrats this time. Seen him on Leno (I think) ripping on Chris Dodd.

Terry Britton
09-28-2009, 02:54 PM
This movie won't be credible until Moore gives away all of his money, and pays people to come watch it.

dnf777
09-28-2009, 04:22 PM
Based on his past movies I understand the skepticism, but I think we're missing the point of the movie. It claims to examine the price we pay for uncontrolled capitalism, highlighting the insurance company give aways, the saving of wall street at our expense, and the banking industry bailout......all at taxpayer expense, something I've heard much griping about in this very forum. Maybe people are afraid they will find something to agree with him about??

Terry Britton
09-29-2009, 09:11 AM
Based on his past movies I understand the skepticism, but I think we're missing the point of the movie. It claims to examine the price we pay for uncontrolled capitalism, highlighting the insurance company give aways, the saving of wall street at our expense, and the banking industry bailout......all at taxpayer expense, something I've heard much griping about in this very forum. Maybe people are afraid they will find something to agree with him about??

Those bailouts and give aways had nothing to do with capitalism. Capitalism lets the weak fail so something better will rise from the ashes. Capitalism keeps companies and individuals on their toes to innovate new stuff to replace the old stuff before they fail. Those bailouts were Solcialist moves of taking from those that produce and giving to those who fail. Maybe the movie should have been titled the Evils of Socialsim.

dnf777
09-29-2009, 09:33 AM
Those bailouts and give aways had nothing to do with capitalism. Capitalism lets the weak fail so something better will rise from the ashes. Capitalism keeps companies and individuals on their toes to innovate new stuff to replace the old stuff before they fail. Those bailouts were Solcialist moves of taking from those that produce and giving to those who fail. Maybe the movie should have been titled the Evils of Socialsim.

Terry,
No arguments from me on that! But it was Bush/Obama and their financial gurus that warned us that these companies were "too big to fail", and thus required a bailout. You might find you agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Moore on those points! :barf:

ducknwork
09-29-2009, 10:59 AM
I can't remember the last time I went to the movies. I am not closed minded and not opposed to seeing opposing views, but if I was going to spend 8 dollars, I would rather see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. That has always been my favorite book, ever since I was a kid...:D
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