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Old Oct 5th 2009, 5:43 am
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
You REALLY should watch Sicko... very interesting!
Indeed another item that should be critiqued in schools.
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Old Oct 5th 2009, 5:45 am
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True enough. One can but wonder why this pathological fear of anything remotely Socialist when so many get such a raw deal in a country that could do far more for it's citizens?
I think it was Road Warrior on here who made a good point, it's a nation which loves a bargain and value for money, yet has a huge blind spot on the poor value they are getting on healthcare and other issues regarded as having a 'socialist' element.
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I think it was Road Warrior on here who made a good point, it's a nation which loves a bargain and value for money, yet has a huge blind spot on the poor value they are getting on healthcare and other issues regarded as having a 'socialist' element.
Indeed, and some of the poorer folk appear amoung the first to wrap themselves around the flag..As they used to say, Ask what you can do for your country,not what your country can do for you.
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I watched "Roger and Me" when it came out, and I liked it. I never thought to question wether it was factual or not, I just thought it was funny, poking fun at the man in the glass tower.

After some of the well documented irregularities with his "Columbine" (No, I haven't seen it) he did indeed make me question things and think.
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And that being so, why i wonder how it is that a lot of the world finds Americans so ignorant and gullible and that they live up the the stereotypes at times?
Why are Americans so amazed even hurt when foreigners comment in the negative with regards to features of American politics.? And equally amazed to learn we had six weeks holiday a year and a free medical system?
No folk like Michael Moore can surely show another way is possible as well as the big one....question what is happening for what reason and who is profiting....
Free?
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Free?
Yes... all doctors and nurses in the UK are volunteers. Didn't you know?
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Yes... all doctors and nurses in the UK are volunteers. Didn't you know?
That sounds nice. Everyone here in the States is so caught up in having a salary... I want a free system here.
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Default Re: Movie: "Capitalism: A Love Story"

The movie got a standing ovation in the UWS theatre where I saw it.

However, I thought it was crap. He goes off on all sorts of tangents and doesn't expand on any of his theories. None of his chosen topics seem to link together, and he doesn't provide us with an alternative to capitalism.

He is very funny at times though. But Unlike Faranheit 9/11 and Sicko, I couldn't take this one seriously.
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Maybe it's constant sweeping, superior, ignorant and just plain irritating stereotypes being passed off as fact that make us a bit defensive. Perhaps.

Also Michael Moore = human Rorschach test.
He looks like a bat?
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He looks like a bat?
Yeah I didn't follow that
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Yeah I didn't follow that
He's a black blob?
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He's a black blob?
He's inky.
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He's inky.
He looks like two butterflies fornicating.
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He looks like two butterflies fornicating.
or a wolf with an axe in its head.
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or a wolf with an axe in its head.
or my father dressed up in women's clothing.
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