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The best movie of the year... I still can't believe it...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Mizzou, you're a lucky guy.

    According to my local movie site, doesn't open here (maybe there, too) until June 29.

    BTW, see "Away From Her."

    Which reminds me: why can't we have a Movie Thread like we do with Books and Music? One that is stuck.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Not to get practical or anything, but I'd rather visit a hospital in Clarksdale, Mississippi, than I had in Havana.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Right. And how much did it cost you in Havana?

    BTW, infant mortality rate in the U.S. is higher than in Cuba.

    And higher than most of Western Europe and Canada.

    So, maybe the movie's about a re-think of health care policies.
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I suspect anyone with a working knowledge of file sharing will have watched it before its official release. The movie (in DVD quality) is out there to be had.
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    And I'd still take my chances in the Mississippi Delta before Cuba, Canada and Western Europe.

    So, I don't care what the movie's about. I'll take competitive markets over socialism Every. Time.
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Commie? I thought he was a money-grubbing capitalist exploiting the suffering of others to line his pockets? I'm pretty sure I read that on this site once or twice.

    Anyway, I heard good things about this after a friend saw a screening. When Bill Maher pointed out that people at the Fox News Channel said it was quality work, I knew it was not the sort of film people expect from Moore.
  7. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    I know I was raised pinko, but I don't understand talk of "competitive markets" when it comes to making sick people better. The idea of making money off the misfortune of others is really bizarre to me -- to the point of being somehow perverse.

    I mean, I had my gallbladder out in the U.S. -- a short, uncomplicated operation -- and it cost $48,000. That's insane.

    Is there any other country in the world with a healthcare model like America's?

    Shouldn't that tell you something?
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    So you guys had rather have major medical procedures done in Havana, Cuba, than Kansas City, Mo.?

    Is that what I'm hearing, here?
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    These aren't competitive markets here... it's a collusive oligopoly.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    That statement is qualifiable idiotic. You have no idea what you're talking about.

    It's not about socialism. And for most of the civilized world, health care is not a commodity to be traded like pork bellies.

    It's about universal access for all citizens.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    You'll gain more credibility with me when you stop insulting me. Until then, we can't talk.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Free-market health care gets us multiple drugs for erectile dysfunction and still no AIDS vaccine that's even ready for human testing.

    One's much more important for the health of the world overall, and it's not the drug that lets old farts get a boner.

    But till I see the movie, I don't have much more to say on the topic.
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