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post #51 of 76 Old 08-23-2012, 12:23 AM
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Well, its nice Israel cares about their citizenry - which enjoy a common culture, language, and protected borders in a country smaller than vermont.

Ya know, db, you shouldn't think the worst of all people. For example, I don't think all people that golf are disgusting enemies of the environment that fantasize about torching off the redwoods simply because most golf courses are an insult to the environment, have a huge footprint, displace little animals, and use up too much water. And, I don't think people that enjoy target practice should have to use single action. You should try to see the good in your fellow man once in a while.

Aren't they? (lol!)
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I guess most of people participating in thread watched "Bowling for Columbine" movie. I remember I was somewhat shocked by the statistics he provided: there are more guns/person in Canada than in US yet the gun violence rate is hugely higher in US than in Canada. If the statistics is correct it's not so much about guns then.

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Kittenval it is not about guns.
A gun by itself is harmless. Place it in the hands of a person with soe very serious mental issues and you have a murder waiting to happen.
Guns are second only to bombs when it comes to the amount of destruction they can inflict. Shalom
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Kittenval it is not about guns.
A gun by itself is harmless. Place it in the hands of a person with soe very serious mental issues and you have a murder waiting to happen.
Guns are second only to bombs when it comes to the amount of destruction they can inflict. Shalom
Well, you are close. On the destructionometer developed by Cal Tech, bombs cause the most destruction, followed by liberals and then guns.

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KV, I wouldn't watch a film by MIchael Moore if you paid me...
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KV, I wouldn't watch a film by MIchael Moore if you paid me...
Why? (just curious) That's the only one by him I watched I must confess, but it was quite informational.

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Why? (just curious) That's the only one by him I watched I must confess, but it was quite informational.
Michael Moore is a radical wacko liberal that is so biased I wouldn't believe him if he said the sun would rise tomorrow. He is as much a wacko on the left as Michael Savage is a wacko on the right. People like that aren't worth listening to - you can get facts and information from far better sources.

Honestly, I don't watch politically biased exploitation films anyway. I think there is a place for objective documentaries, but using a tragedy like Columbine for exploitation and to promote a political philosophy is disgusting to me...
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I guess most of people participating in thread watched "Bowling for Columbine" movie. I remember I was somewhat shocked by the statistics he provided: there are more guns/person in Canada than in US yet the gun violence rate is hugely higher in US than in Canada. If the statistics is correct it's not so much about guns then.
I don't have to watch the film to know the statistical data was not broken down in a similar manner, by use of accepted statisitcal techniques, etc., as they are/have been by any unbiased, half way intelligent analyst. The whole truth does not ever support his agenda.

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Missy May and Faceman you would be surprised at the films lack of political slant.
It is rather hard on the NRA but they are big boys and can handle it.
Do like I do about Hannity or beck go to best buy and purchase thier books so they do not receive any credits or income from the sale.
I think Faceman posted that all the proceeds go to charity.
My issue is that the more they sale the more they can write,
Bowling for Columbine and the Documentary about detroit are really great works. Shalom
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Honestly, db. I don't watch tv..so I don't care what some commentator does or doesn't do w their procedes. What difference does that make?

The importance of fact might be easier to appreciate if micheal moores of the world were responsible for the development and preparation of vaccines. The inability to be objective is always dangerous.

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Missy May and Faceman you would be surprised at the films lack of political slant.

Bowling for Columbine and the Documentary about detroit are really great works.
I agree with dba here. It's been quite a while since I watched it, but I don't remember any political stuff in the movie (BTW, I very much dislike politics-oriented documentaries, shows, etc.). Mostly just the tragedy discussion, reasons that caused it, and so on.

I believe his other movie (about 9/11) was indeed very politics-oriented (I never watched it though, just heard comments). Don't know about other ones.

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