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What an Idiot

  1. Nov 23, 2007 #1
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  3. Nov 23, 2007 #2

    mgb_phys

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    You haven't heard of Michael Moore? That cave must be cold this time of year!
     
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    Did you see Sicko?
     
  6. Nov 23, 2007 #5
    I am not a fan of Michael Moore. I think he is a fat egotistic slob. But he does make movies that hit at the heart of issues.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2007 #6

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    Apparently, there is a sub-set of our society that as is so insulated from social issues that even the most basic appeals to social fairness can be marginalized. Pretty sad.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2007 #7
    Yeah, I saw it. I understand why people like it, as it definitely appeals to the emotions. But seriously, why would anyone get informed about issues from this fat college drop-out? Why would people make political/policy decisions based on something done by Michael Moore? I mean, if you really want to learn something about economic issues (which is definitely what health care is) then don't read too much into anything Michael Moore says. Instead, read books by people like F.A. Hayek, Fredrich Bastiat, and Adam Smith. But I doubt anybody would want to do this considering it's much more difficult and less fun then getting drunk and watching a Michael Moore flick. I mean our society is really in trouble when large groups of people think Michael Moore is any kind of authority on politics or economics. Luckily, most people who buy into his crap are already super liberal socialists, so his movies probably don't actually make any difference (accept for the fact that he makes millions of dollars, while at the same time trashing "companies," "profits," "greed," etc).

    I don't know about at the "heart" of issues. More like the "heart" of humans. Not always the brain though.

    It's sad when a large sub-set of our society is so insultated from reality that they deify Michael Moore. It is even sadder that a large sub-set of our society cares more about their own ego, then trying to understand what actually works and what actually makes human beings (especially poor ones) better off. It's so important for many people to feel like they "are making a difference" in the world, even if they don't have the slighest clue about how to actually do so. In my opinion it is incredibly arrogant and selfish.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2007 #8
    How are those straw men holding up?
     
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    True.

    I read a poll that showed that people who recycle feel as if they are doing their part to help the environment. Most of them dont understand that recycling is the worst option, reducing and reusing are far better options, but they put a plastic single serving water bottle in a recycling bin and feel they are saving the planet.

    Unfortunately most never get more information than what is broadcast on their infotainment media.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2007 #11

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    I guess you really do have to be pretty and thin to be an accepted celebrity.

    We have posters who freely admit that they watch and appreciate his creations, yet they prefer judge him on his fatness, his (apparent) slobbishness, and (:gasp: unheard of in the film industry) egotism...
     
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  13. Nov 23, 2007 #12

    Evo

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    I don't like his "films". What he looks like doesn't matter.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2007 #13

    mgb_phys

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    What country do you live in ?
     
  15. Nov 23, 2007 #14

    Evo

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    The US.
     
  16. Nov 23, 2007 #15

    mgb_phys

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    Then the previous statement makes no sense :rolleyes:
    (there needs to be more 'ironic' smileys)
     
  17. Nov 23, 2007 #16

    DaveC426913

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    You seem to be in a small club in these parts. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Nov 23, 2007 #17
    Well, you would think a fat bastardo would get into shape if he cared about health. Right? :tongue2:

    Yes, no? Hello? Tap tap, this thing on?
     
  19. Nov 23, 2007 #18
    Michael Moore is a conspiracy nutjob at the end of the day. Maybe not Alex Jones-esque, but still a nutjob.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2007 #19

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    Being emotional doesn't automatically make him wrong. When he released Fahrenheit 911, he put out a challenge where he would give somebody $10,000 if they could point out flaws in the movie. So far nobody has been able to claim that prize, since most disagreement comes from stupid things like "saudis didn't a free flight out of the country, they used their own money". Misinterpreting a word that has several meaning is not a flaw.....
     
  21. Nov 23, 2007 #20
    http://www.moorewatch.com/index.php/weblog/f911
    http://www.mooreexposed.com/

    These are very good sources which point out the flaws and deception in Fahrenheit 911. I suggest you read them.
     
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