A letter from...........Michael Moore...minors and conservatives strictly prohibited!

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    [​IMG] Michael Moore
    Oscar and Emmy-winning director
    Posted: November 19, 2010 02:19 PM

    How Corporate America Is Pushing Us All Off a Cliff

    When someone talks about pushing you off a cliff, it's just human nature to be curious about them. Who are these people, you wonder, and why would they want to do such a thing?

    That's what I was thinking when corporate whistleblower Wendell Potter revealed that, when "Sicko" was being released in 2007, the health insurance industry's PR firm, APCO Worldwide, discussed their Plan B: "Pushing Michael Moore off a cliff."

    But after looking into it, it turns out it's nothing personal! APCO wants to push everyone off a cliff.

    APCO was hatched in 1984 as a subsidiary of the Washington, D.C. law firm Arnold & Porter -- best known for its years of representing the giant tobacco conglomerate Philip Morris. APCO set up fake "grassroots" organizations around the country to do the bidding of Big Tobacco. All of a sudden, "normal, everyday, in-no-way-employed-by-Philip Morris Americans" were popping up everywhere. And it turned out they were outraged -- outraged! -- by exactly the things APCO's clients hated (such as, the government telling tobacco companies what to do). In particular, they were "furious" that regular people had the right to sue big corporations...you know, like Philip Morris. (For details, see the 2000 report "The CALA Files" (PDF) by my friends and colleagues Carl Deal and Joanne Doroshow.)

    Right about now you may be wondering: how many Americans get pushed off a cliff by Big Tobacco every year? The answer is 443,000 Americans die every year due to smoking. That's a big cliff.

    With this success under their belts, APCO created "The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition." TASSC, funded partly by Exxon, had a leading role in a planned campaign by the fossil fuel industry to create doubt about global warming. The problem for Big Oil speaking out against global warming, according to the campaign's own leaked documents, was that the public could see the "vested interest" that oil companies had in opposing environmental laws. APCO's job was to help conceal those oil company interests.

    And boy, have they ever succeeded. Polls now show that, as the world gets hotter, Americans are getting less and less worried about it.

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    Michael Moore will keel over from his own fat long before many smokers will die.

    And it won't be a moment too soon.
     
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    I love Moore's posturing about what a "rebel" and "outsider" he is... his freakin' movies are in every theater in America, every other year.

    Ever seen a conservative documentarist get his movie in the theater?
     
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    translation: nobody challenge this; I don't want to have to defend the following statements


    all I needed to read to know not to bother with it
     
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    I find it mildly amusing, and also terribly tragic, that MM fails to see how individuals are responsible for their own actions and simply blames corporations. Take the smoking issue he brought up. No one forced anyone to smoke. No one has prevented them from quitting. But somehow it's not the smokers fault. The smoker is not responsible at all. It's somehow the evil corporation who is at fault for providing the product.

    As for global warming. I wish it was warming up. It's freakin freezing around here. Unfortunately, the facts don't support the conclusions.
     
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    Leftists don't do personal responsibility.
     
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    Sadly, I know.
     
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    Almost as accurate as cons don't do personal empathy.
     
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    Hey asshole, you've got it wrong...what it means is THIS: because it's written by Michael Moore, it could be the cure for cancer and conservatives would dismiss it. It is a conditioned response akin to Pavlov's dogs salivating when they hear a bell.
     

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