It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Michael Moore's new film: "Where to Invade Next"

page: 10
50
<< 7  8  9    11 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 22 2016 @ 08:02 AM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I'm actually not sure.
We have a 'demand' channel for movies with our cable package, so we rented it off there.

jacy




posted on May, 22 2016 @ 08:06 AM
link   
a reply to: jacygirl

Ahhh.
Rats. Nope - all we have on Netflix is ETHOS and THE BIG ONE.
Haven't seen either of those.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 08:07 AM
link   
Is this the Michal Moore that tried to do a documentary about socialized medicine and HOW TERRIBLE he thought it was by using "the long wait lines" in the dr office excuse ? I always thought it was kinda dumb because the wait time here in the US couldn't get and longer. I don't know about socialism everything but I am for socialized medicine.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 08:08 AM
link   
a reply to: MEDIKATED

The movie in question is about endless war - the Military/Industrial Complex.
As far as I know. (Just FTR, I am also a prononent of Socialized Health Care).

jacy, did it discuss single-payer health care?

edit on 5/22/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 08:17 AM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
From a Google search: America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776... Kinda sick when you think about it , no?



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 08:23 AM
link   
a reply to: 727Sky

"kinda", yeah. It really is a sad state of humanity - what is it with men (and some women whose names begin with H and end with illary) and war? Why is violence so appealing?

I don't get it.
Like Eilasvalelyn posted recently, a pie chart shows that the US 'budget' is 57% DEFENSE. Really? We don't have enough? How is it we never have enough?



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 09:46 AM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

It's actually not about war.

He visits other countries, Italy, Finland, Germany (and more)...to find that they have a different HUMANE attitude about the people.
Their health care, education, paid vacation time, school lunches....mind-blowing stuff, to be honest.
Just a completely different attitude about what's important.

I watched, listening and nodding my head...thinking to myself "Finally! Somebody gets it! People who are happy, healthy, well-fed, well rested...are happier citizens and employees. (producing better quality product, as acknowledged by bosses and company owners)

I know it wasn't showing everything, but it's the "attitude" of the people there...so different to here (North America).
Our government is making life in Canada Hell. I don't blame Harper or Trudeau, to me their just pawns in a big game.
I blame the game.
jacy



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:28 AM
link   
a reply to: jacygirl

Ahhh!! Tricky! So, he's showing how Democratic Socialism really does work!!

Well done, Michael!

Yeah - excuse the expletive in this meme, but it's really appropriate in a way:




I thought Trudeau was a positive change - not?

edit on 5/22/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 12:17 PM
link   
I've watched Where To Invade Next twice now and I think it's his best documentary yet. Really opened my eyes to what could be if we could only get our doo-doo together.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 12:24 PM
link   
Watched it. Liked it.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 12:34 PM
link   

originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Bluntone22


I have no problem with criticism, I actually encourage questioning the leadership. They should answer for their decisions.
what I don't like is this type of movie that only tells the story from one point of view. That's why I call his movies infomercials, they are designed to sell their specific point of view. Not present the whole story.


What other "point of view" would be valid? The Pentagon's and Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld club?

You got that right, Buzzy!



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 12:38 PM
link   
Bathrooms with angry signs to protect the children apparently.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 12:39 PM
link   

originally posted by: 727Sky
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
From a Google search: America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776... Kinda sick when you think about it , no?



Hey the last superpower Britain owned 3/4 of the world and has invaded all but 22 nations.
USA does have some catching up to top that record!



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 01:54 PM
link   
a reply to: rollanotherone

Awesome video. Awesome band.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 02:31 PM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

In one of the countries Moore asked a man where they got the idea for something, can't remember specifically right now...anyway the answer was, "Well it's in your American constitution". (something to do with the well-being of the people living in the country)

The kids' lunches at school are prepared by chefs...every meal is better quality than anything I've ever had. Italy has 2-hour paid lunches, where they all go home and cook large family meals. Italy again, 6 weeks paid vacation...couples and families having time together is VERY critical to healthy happy workers. (wow, really?)
Even sex is considered as important, for the couples to remain close. (wow, really?)
Time off when babies are born, paid for of course...because babies and mommy's need to bond. (really?)

I could go on and on.
Germany has a lot going on to remind everyone there about the terrible things that came out of their country. Kids are educated about it...memorials where Jewish families lived (outside their houses)....? How come USA never educates their kids about how they enslaved people...or Canada about how it has and continues to treat it's own Native people?

Our education system is jacked. So's our healthcare.
Trudea? A pretty man with a pretty wife....Canadian political royalty. I don't hate HIM...I hate 'em all.
I'm going to stop before this turns into a rant. Need to chill out, lol.

jacy



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 02:41 PM
link   
a reply to: jacygirl

Interesting. I'll have to do my homework about Canada (you all members who follow American politics are very admirable; my knowledge of foreign dignitaries is so so so elementary. Trudeau. Fox. House of Windsor. Cameron. Thatcher. Cromwell. Assad. Putin. Kim. Merkel. Khameini. Netanyahu. I'm sure other names will drift up into my consciousness here momentarily ...... I really should do more studying, now that the new world order is (actually, not being facetious here!) upon us.)
(The only ones I really respect are The Dalai Lama and Pope Francis, though.)

Americans in general are woefully remiss in geography to begin with, let alone knowing much about other countries.




edit on 5/22/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 03:04 PM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Oh geez, don't feel bad about it.
It's not your fault that our education system provides us with much more American history than Canadian.

I have been guilty, especially during your current election hub-bub...of comparing Canada to the U.S. and thinking our country is...more tolerant? less violent? a little less hateful to each other? While our government is quiet by comparison...we are still both being led by leaders who do nothing to improve the quality of life for the common man/woman.

But the reality is that people emigrated to North America in search of a better life (many for their kids' sake). My parents came from England, my partner's from Portugal (The Azores). None of our parents were actually happy here, far too different...yet they stayed because they had children.

Also because that better life was attainable and I remember those days. Growing up in the 70's in Canada, you could always find a job, buy a car, save for a house, save for a wedding, save for kids....order pizza on Friday night, and socialize on the weekend.
Now young adults work 3 jobs to pay for an apartment and food...and cars, houses, weddings are a distant dream. All the jobs on the local job bank are minimum wage. (you can't live on it)

Finland, I believe...have free education (college/university). When they tried to charge for it, the PEOPLE banded together and won. The people.
We have lots of people over here...we could have a voice too.
But our governments are too busy separating/dividing us all, to hate each other for whatever freaking bathroom we use now....omg....so we turn on each other instead of against the ones who deserve it.

I'm sorry. I'm rather emotionally invested in this topic, lol.
jacy



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 03:07 PM
link   

originally posted by: Bluntone22
Michael Moore has never made a documentary. He makes infomercials.
Like his capitalism infomercial. You know. The one he sold and distributed at a substantial profit.


It’s ridiculous to say Moore doesn’t make documentaries….He certainly makes documentaries; you just don’t like the politics in them.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 03:23 PM
link   
a reply to: jacygirl


Growing up in the 70's in Canada, you could always find a job, buy a car, save for a house, save for a wedding, save for kids....order pizza on Friday night, and socialize on the weekend.
Now young adults work 3 jobs to pay for an apartment and food...and cars, houses, weddings are a distant dream. All the jobs on the local job bank are minimum wage. (you can't live on it)

Exactly.

I was just thinking about that the other day - how the "American Dream" is dead.....

Growing up in the 60s and 70s in the American Midwest was just like that:

Need a job? Go 'pound the pavement' for an hour, stop in every storefront (especially those that had signs for "Help Wanted" in the window) and find a job. Hour. Maybe two. Come home with a job.

Buy a starter home. Then trade up.
Yeah - we got as far as the "starter home." End of line.

Gonna have kids? Work for a couple of years - save up....

THOSE DAYS ARE DONE.
Long gone. Over. It's heartbreaking.

Anyway - I'll see if I can convince Mr Wigs to pay per view and watch the movie. Thanks for bumping the thread.
I weep for this country, for my Millennial kids, and for their hypothetical children.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 03:38 PM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

We paid $6 to rent it on demand, and had it for 48 hours. I watched it twice. It's worth the money.

I keep deleting what I write.
How am I supposed to sit here, day after day....with media everywhere going on and on about some celebrity's new plastic surgery, or some other's multi-million dollar estate?

People are going hungry, people are homeless. We are forced to pay for the very things that we require to keep us alive! If you can't afford it, you can't have it....?
Taxes keep going up, so every thing cost more. But there are NO benefits from this taxation!

That was the point, in the other countries. They were willing to happily pay slightly more than us in taxes because they were benefitting from it! Which they acknowledged...because it makes sense.
Nobody likes giving and getting nothing in return. (wow, really?)
*sigh*
I don't mind bumping your thread....like I said earlier, I think every North American should see this.
I don't care what they call it...documentary or not. Just watch it.
jacy




top topics



 
50
<< 7  8  9    11 >>

log in

join