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Michael Moore’s $2M Hypocrite House: Film Director Lives Like The 1% He Condemns

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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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So here we have Michael shouting of greed & corruption. Declaring the New York Stock Exchange a crime scene. Makes for a great Kodak Moment in his movie "Capitalism: A Love Story".


It must be very tiring to do this as a full time job because he needs to relax after a hard day's work in style.

And this is his SECOND home.



And who gave him that money? You? Me? Or...?

I have no problem with people earning money from their work. Of course not. But I do have a problem with hypocrites who feed off the gullible to line their pockets and turn around to state that they are fighting for all of us.

Moore would be much more worthy of respect if he were more honest, and acknowledged his own wealth and lifestyle if he wants to condemn others.

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.

Michael, you are fighting for no one. Just admit it and we can all move on.

fullcomment.nationalpost.com...

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.



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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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Thinking it's not so much the money in your bank account but what's in your heart and mind that matters here. Not that hard a concept really.

Also, I doubt that he's in the 1% in either case. But it is still interesting to see perceptions percolating to the surface and old hates coming out in new ways.


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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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No one in OWS is complaining simply because people are well off.

No one is asking people to give up their lives of luxury.

They are asking for a level playing field. They are asking for rules, regulations and laws that favor the rich at the expense of the poor to be changed from the ground up.

There are more wealthy people involved in OWS than just Michael Moore. This is a simple smear attempt, nothing more.

(I'm not a huge MM fan or anything, I just think this is a little silly.)


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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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I don't think you guys realize how small the 1% is.

Michael Moore is not the 1%, he is a millionaire, the 1% are billionaires. In all technicality they are much smaller than 1%

The 1% get their money from keeping everyone else poor, Michael Moore gets his money from being good at making captivating documentaries. Just because he can live a good life, doesn't mean he took money from you. You chose to give it to him when you chose to watch his movies.

The 1% chose for you, your future, your income and your worth. Michael Moore did not.

Get over it. There are 1000 threads like this, there's no need to keep making new ones.



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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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.

www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/directors/michael- moore-net-worth/


So,,,,,what are you saying????????

That someone worth 50 mil should live in a cardboard box.....................How about a crack house with holes in the walls.

Why did you make a thread about a guy's house


He makes money off of people,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,everybody eats it up



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Im sorry but moore was a FILM MAKER, if he happens to be a sucsessful one is that his fault?
He raised awarnessabout the big issues to millions of people, i say he deserves it.

I think the people against occupy and things like that are really stretching for an argument if they have to attack and individual person.



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Well.. I think he is a little obnoxious, but he is right. He made his money by having the number one top grossing documentary off all time, and 2 other documentaries in the top 10 highest grossing.

I'd say he earned his money and didn't ruin anyone else's life making it.

Don't really see a problem with it, but I do see a problem with this thread. Michael Moore is not the 1 percent. He was from a middle class family and made his money from documentaries.
Here a little history for you:

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.[19] 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.[20] 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."[21] 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.[22]


en.wikipedia.org...

I bet you won't apologize for being misleading though..
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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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$2 million ?

one of my customers in greenwich has her place on the market for $45 million

he is not the 1%

trust me


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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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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?

Hippo-crit!


OOHHH!!! I didn't know he had a house on Torch Lake. That is SO within driving distance. I sense a TTIV special presentation in the making.

Dun Dun Dunnnnn!
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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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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?

Hippo-crit!


Proof?

I hear a lot of opinion but see zero evidence. Please enlighten us idiots.

Thanks!



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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Wrong. He isn't what he rails against.
Read my above post.

Im not a fan of him, and I think he employs some annoying tactics in his films, but he is not the 1%. He made his money fair and square.

P.S. just out of curiousity, have you seen one of his movies?
Watch sicko sometime.
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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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When will the moronic, propaganda spewing morons that oppose these Occupy Global movements, get it into their thick heads.... that nobody has an issue with people making money or with rich people.

It's GREED and CORRUPTION that are the issues.

FFS


The Banks got bailed out with the people's money while the people got screwed over and left to suffer.



I posted this on another thread... it goes some way to saying what I want to say...

This is not about rich vs poor.... it's not about people wanting free everything.... people just want FAIR.







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.


www.guardian.co.uk...

www.managementtoday.co.uk...


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.

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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:22 PM
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I know man.. trying to educate people will be the death of me. I have to take breaks because it's so annoying that they can't research for themselves. If they are going to be ignorant I wish they would be both ignorant and silent.



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:22 PM
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Why don't you start by reading the OP's original article. There's a nice shot of Moore's 2nd house, a lake house, in Michigan. You could sleep an entire company of Marines in that house with enough space in between that you don't have to smell anyone's sour mash farts.

How is he a liar? Here's one example.




posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
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P.S. just out of curiousity, have you seen one of his movies?
Watch sicko sometime.
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Like I said.



Liar.



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by OldCorp

Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
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P.S. just out of curiousity, have you seen one of his movies?
Watch sicko sometime.
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Like I said.



Liar.


So a blatant and obvious MSM smear campaign is the real truth?

Michael Moore tries to spread messages about hope and positive change. He wants to help people get and keep gainful employment, have access to healthcare, keep jobs in the USA.. So he's a big fat greasy liar for a little sensationalism?

While MM is spreading messages of hope and peace and universal equality, you are spreading messages like this, based on mythology and fairy tales.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

The quote on the first picture of your post is a known mistranslation. You are spreading lies and gross exaggeration too. Hippo-what?

Re-evaluation time.
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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup
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The Banks got bailed out with the people's money while the people got screwed over and left to suffer.


Socialism for the 1%...A-OK.

Socialism for anyone else...scary.



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Lol..
Dude.. He is a comedy writer as well. He juxtaposes things like that. In the movie the song about everyone in cuba being happy is an OBVIOUS joke. Anyone that actually watched the movie (i'm betting you haven't watched the movie, but have only watched this 5 minute video against it) would know that. He says himself in the interview. His documentaries are full of humor.

He is just making a point with the whole cuba bit.. it's a bit at the very end of the movie. Barely a part of the movie at all. Most of the movie is about UK and French health care. Which is undeniably better.

Watch the actual movie. I can't believe you buy the MSM scoop on him over his documentaries.
OH the hypocrisy.
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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Re-evaluate this if you have the stones to learn that your hero is a sleazy scumbag that uses slick editing, out-of-context quotes, and lies to get his message across.



If you respond before watching, you fail.


@ Vic - I HAVE watched the movie. I was all set to move to Cuba until I found out how badly he misrepresented the facts.

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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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Sicko was propaganda.

He spent the whole movie talking about Free Health care or Free Education and then gave about 4 minutes explaining that it gets paid with much higher taxes. Not very objectively I might add. The guy slants everything so as to portray his agenda as being correct. Meanwhile he interviews a Doctor and some upper middle class french as examples of how wonderful their system is.

Yet we didn't see the middle to lower classes that struggle daily to get by with those huge taxes...

The guy lies, Twists the truth and blatantly misdirects.

Yeah, Sicko is a great example of his Sleight of Hand film making.

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