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Originally posted by maximumpower
reply to post by jude11
I don't understand. I didn't even bother reading your post anyway so idk if you are for/against the OWS protests. Either way, I am for OWS and I don't hate Michael Moore for living in a mansion. I don't hate the rich people for being rich, I hate them for hoarding all the money- there's quite a difference. He's not a hypocrite for living in a mansion because he can afford it, maybe if he had higher taxes he couldn't. But I'm pretty sure he still could. It's not his fault he doesn't pay taxes (because he isn't required to!) and apparently he would if taxes were raised since he has taken a stance against the other 1%.
As the incoherent post above me says: I'm pretty sure Michael Moore isn't even part of the 1%... A 2 million dollar house is chump change for people with the real dough.edit on 17-11-2011 by maximumpower because: Adding to my argument
Originally posted by Pinke
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
I'd say he earned his money and didn't ruin anyone else's life making it.
Michael Moore actually has a well earned reputation in the industry for riding on free internships plus over working and under paying staff.
It's one thing for James Cameron to hire free interns on the set of Avatar ... but James Cameron as a person isn't stating strong messages about workers etc ... Plus Cameron tends to hire union staff.
Moore hires non-union staffers despite being pro-union and tries his best to avoid ever putting staff in a position where pressure could be put on him to treat them as union staff. His associate producer has been known to threaten to fire persons if they become classified as union, and has claimed budget constraints etc ... against paying people full rates.
Twisted irony is Moore seems to do all the things his productions tell the public is wrong. Generally speaking an internship with Michael Moore isn't worth much unless you want to try to get on the tonight show after it.
Originally posted by NightGypsy
I guess we're just supposed to take your word for it that this is what he does, then? Sure, no problem.....
Pinke, the Michael Moore insider, has spoken......edit on 17-11-2011 by NightGypsy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
I would think conservatives would be cheering Michael Moore for living the American dream, and as another poster suggested, he didn't make his money off the suffering of others!
That being said, how do you know he doesn't house a bunch of people there?
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
$2 million ?
one of my customers in greenwich has her place on the market for $45 million
he is not the 1%
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.
reply to post by jude11
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.
Originally posted by liejunkie01
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.
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