Well, since you failed to meet my challenge, you can't expect people to take you seriously...Originally posted by: Vic
Wow... way to throw away what little credibility you had left on these forums. Unfounded accusations of paid shills are pretty much the ultimate hallmark of the tinfoil beanie troll. Welcome to those ranks!Originally posted by: shadow9d9
Because people are paid to go on the internet and try to downplay everything that is against them. Additionally, people can be VERY afraid of anything that is not on their "side" of politics. It is a sad system and people work VERY hard to try to downplay and spin everything against them. It runs rampant on these forums and many many others.Originally posted by: BradAtWork
Why does this thread only have one star?
Sicko was par for the course Moore. He starts off with some good premises and makes some good points, and then throws it all away on obvious lies and glossed-over generalizations. Yes, the US health care system desperately needs fixing, but no, it's not all sunshine and roses everywhere else.
Like in BFC, where he rightly calls the US media to task for fearmongering and improper correlation (which is the title of the movie), and then fearmongers himself in favor of gun control, proposes a singular silly idea for how to bring about gun control (most of the real "gun nuts" already make their own bullets), and labels a former Civil Rights leader a racist.
His style makes sense if you consider that he's just propagandizing to the typical knee-jerk member of the United States of Amnesia, but if you're actually aware of the facts and the circumstances, you can easily see through his nonsense and recognize that the real solutions are nowhere near as simplistic black-and-white as he tries to make them out to be. Complex problems are made worse when you try to fix them with simple solutions.
Feel free to attempt to actually use your opinions(I don't believe for a second you actually saw it yourself) by actually citing your issues with the American section of the movie...
Feel free to address:
Hospitals dumping people at the curb when "treatment" is done.
Insurances paying people to deny claims by looking through history to find any excuse(yeast infection)
Insurances denying claims to cancer patients(killing them)
The health industry buying out our politicians and then hiring them into big pharma positions.
Denying insurance to anyone that might possibly hurt profits.
Health insurances giving benefits to doctors that deny claims.
Plus, feel free to discuss any of the real life stories told and why you think them bogus.
And don't waste our time linking to some sites instead of using your own opinions... Remember, you claim to have seen it.