Here’s the conceit: Moore, and the Occupy movement, happily lump all wealthy people into one big pot and condemn them for the mere fact of having money. Being among the 1% is enough in itself to deserve Moore’s condemnation and that of the people occupying tents across the U.S., and Canada.
To Al Gore’s power-sucking mega-mansion we can now add Michael Moore’s vast estate on the lake.
Gore was accused of hypocrisy for building himself a massive home many times larger than any one person could require, while criticizing others for wasting energy and using up more than their fair share of the earth’s resources.
Moore is a leading supporter of the Occupy movement, who eviscerates the wealthy while sharing their wealth, and lives in the sort of luxury he despises in others. Britain’s Daily Mail prints pictures of Moore’s lavish “second home” on Torch Lake in Michigan, where he lives near a number of other wealthy entertainers and corporate titans.
Michael Moore is a controversial documentary filmmaker with a net worth of $50 million. Moore’s biggest three movies; Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 911 and Capitalism A Love Story have earned over $300 million at the box office.
Career After dropping out of the University of Michigan–Flint following his freshman year (where he wrote for the student newspaper The Michigan Times), Moore worked at the local Buick plant. At 22 he founded the alternative weekly magazine The Flint Voice, which soon changed its name to The Michigan Voice as it expanded to cover the entire state. In 1986, when Moore became the editor of Mother Jones, a liberal political magazine, he moved to California and The Michigan Voice was shut down. Moore at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009 After four months at Mother Jones, Moore was fired. Matt Labash of The Weekly Standard reported this was for refusing to print an article by Paul Berman that was critical of the Sandinista human rights record in Nicaragua. Moore refused to run the article, believing it to be inaccurate. "The article was flatly wrong and the worst kind of patronizing bull#. You would scarcely know from it that the United States had been at war with Nicaragua for the last five years." Moore believes that Mother Jones fired him because of the publisher's refusal to allow him to cover a story on the GM plant closings in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He responded by putting laid-off GM worker Ben Hamper (who was also writing for the same magazine at the time) on the magazine's cover, leading to his termination. Moore sued for wrongful dismissal, and settled out of court for $58,000, providing him with seed money for his first film, Roger & Me.
Originally posted by OldCorp
Michael Moore is a big, fat, greasy POS liar. Half of the information in his films is incorrect, and the other half is exaggerated. He's EXACTLY what he rails against, thereby making him a what?
Originally posted by blupblup
I'm not a banker or an economist, it wouldn't be my job to implement a new system.
But a system that is based on greed, corruption, looking after the interests of the richest in society and not the poorest, with tax breaks and bailouts a plenty.... is NOT the right system in my opinion.
CEO's and bankers bonuses are up this year, many as much as 40% (While the rest of society is on a pay freeze or essentially CUT with inflation rising).... and these are banks that the taxpayer bailed out... you know, the socialism and handouts that people seem to have such an issue with.
The banks have taken more money than most realise.
Isn't that nice... the people who caused the mess are still being rewarded... essentially with taxpayers money.
But that's ok isn't it?
It's only when the poor get money that it's an issue... not when the rich get it, that's all fine and dandy.
Is it fair when 97 out of the top 100 FTSE companies all have offshore subsidiaries so that they don't pay the full UK taxes because their companies are registered in tax havens.... It's probably the same in the US.
Tax avoidance and evasion cost the system a ridiculous sum.... the amount is just staggering.
All I want is a fair system, a system that isn't as bent and corrupt as possible... one that works with the people and for the people... not against the people, trying to get as much out of the people as possible.
I want politicians that are ruled by their conscience and that will to do the decent and moral thing for their constituents, not ruled by money and corruption and doing all they can to line their pockets.
I want banks to have fiscal responsibility and to give the best advice to their customers and give them the best deals and look after their money, not fritter it away and operate in a ponzi scheme type system.
Not mess around with toxic debts/assets and give people money who they know can't afford it.
I want all of this to be independently regulated and checked and I want us to move back to a place where everyone wasn't out to make as much money from other people's misery as humanly possible.
That would be a good start.
Originally posted by OldCorp
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by OldCorp
P.S. just out of curiousity, have you seen one of his movies?
Watch sicko sometime.edit on 16-11-2011 by GogoVicMorrow because: (no reason given)
Like I said.