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Moores Sicko movie ignites change in Texas.

Here is a facinating experience of people power from a cinema showing Moores Sicko movie in Dallas Texas. Hopefully they manage to get some change. Great read..

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Long time readers of this site no doubt know that I live in Texas. As everyone knows there's no more conservative state in the Union than here.


In all my thirty years on this earth, I have never ever seen any movie have this kind of unifying effect on people. It was like I was standing there, at the birth of a new political movement.

Even after 9/11, there was never a reaction like this, at least not in Texas. If Sicko truly has this sort of power, then Michael Moore has done something beyond amazing.

If it can change people, affect people like this in the conservative hotbed of Texas, then Sicko isn’t just a great movie, seeing it may be one of the most important things you do all year.
By netchicken: posted on 4-7-2007

I haven't seen the movie and probably won't.
Why won't I even bother to see it? BEcause I have bothered with his material before and I know how he liked to warp and stretch the truth when he isn't twisting stats or simply making crap up.

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If it can change people, affect people like this in the conservative hotbed of Texas, then Sicko isnít just a great movie, seeing it may be one of the most important things you do all year.

So, because people get emotionally charged at a theater means the movie is important andshould be seen by all?
Gee, Hitler's speeches used to incite and charge the Germans but I wouldn't say his screed was a must-hear. That is to say, a movie that "effects" people isn't necessarily a factual one, and it doesn't necesarily motivate people in the right direction or for the right reasons.

Based on Moore's continuous lying, misquoting and twisting of stats in the past I see no reason to believe he found good ethics for this one. But who knows? Saul was knocked off his horse, found Christ and renamed Paul. Then again, Paul also spent the rest of his life spreading the Good News.
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 6-7-2007

Well this site seems to have substantiated and checked the 'facts' of the movie.

From scanning through the list he seems to be correct.

Heck I wouldn't even need that. I see how the health system works with the experience of Ycon and her troubles getting help.

Now THAT sucks, and if its representitive of the rest of the country then its an inditement on society.

I have talked to one family who's child has asthma and costs $1000's per month for medication, and someone who said that the average american is one illness away from bankruptsy.

The mark of a true society is how it treats its weakest citizens.
By netchicken: posted on 6-7-2007



Guess what, Netty? I am here in this country, and I know people who aren't working for one reason or another or they are remaining at the low-end jobs for one reason or another, and they are getting medical treatment.
Guess what, Netty; I don't know of any childen who are not getting treatment paid for by the government. As a matter of fact, I know low income adults who get treatment as well.

Yes, I have known people who are even so damned sorry that they won't even bother to do what is necessary to get the attention their kids need, but if you stop and think about it, if they were all that responsible they'd make sure they could provide for themselves and their families.

You know what, there is a reason that this country has the money to support the United Nations and to send carrier groups around theworld to do everything from face down tyrants to delivering life-saving supplies to catastrophe victimes who accept the help even though they hate our guts, and that reason is that this is a nation that still attempts to foster a little individualism.

Heck, we even have people in this country who didn't bother to get the education and find the drive to better themselves so that they could at least take care of their own needs. There are even people in this country who call us and Israel evil and say that Hamas and Hezbollah are doing the right thing. Even though the opinion of international medical aide is shared, the homegrown still gets the medical aide for mysterious illnesses from the same place - Uncle Sam.

Don't worry about it, Hillary is going to get elected into office and we are going to have a democrat-majority congress and her communistic-style universal healthcare system is going to be passed. When this happens our medical system is going to no longer be the one that pople come to for the best treatment and at a timely manner. Soon it will all be equal, no matter how hard you've worked to better yourself. I look forward to it, actually. I quit smoking, I try and lead a healthy lifestyle (not as incredibly healthy as yours, my hat is off to the Biking Machine!) and I keep a good frame of mind and I laugh a lot. I don't and won't be needing the health care system. There will be a whole lot of people, though, who are going to learn just how good the system is, here. When that happens they'll be wanting to go back. Meanwhile, the rich cats like the politicians, the socialistic actors and singers and the propaganda millionaires like Moore will still be getting their usual medical treatment.

Does anyone really think they will see Michael Moore or Hillary Clinton waiting for weeks to get the medical attention along with the rest of us?
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 7-7-2007

Has anyone been following the Moore / CNN bash?

CNN interviews Moore live, but before the interview did a hatchet job on his new movie.

Moore blows a fuse and has a rant about media bias and demanded an apology.

He then went and refuted all the claims by CNN on his iste.

CNN finally issued a form of apology and quibbled over minor discrepancies.

CNN is really getting owned over this topic. Their replies to the accusations by Moore are really defensive and minor.

In many cases they even agree with Moore yet present the same evidence in a negative context biasing the report.

Moore needs to look at media impartiality, he's started to blow that door wide open.
By netchicken: posted on 16-7-2007

This site has a good history of the argument.


It really shows the blatent bias in reporting the movie.
By netchicken: posted on 16-7-2007

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