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Michael Moore: Occupy movement "killed apathy"
CBS News ^ | October 29, 2011

Posted on 10/29/2011 9:48:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

OAKLAND, Calif. - Filmmaker Michael Moore told anti-Wall Street protesters in Oakland that the Occupy movement - which has spread to cities across America and overseas - in inspiring millions who are angry about corporate excess, income inequality and the failure of politicians to address issues facing the majority of Americans.

"We've killed despair across the country and we've killed apathy," he said.

The director of the documentary films "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Bowling for Columbine" said people throughout the U.S. were "disgusted" and "horrified" when police fired tear gas and bean bags and took other aggressive actions against protesters Tuesday night.

Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen, 24, remains hospitalized in fair condition with a fractured skull suffered from a projectile fired during a sweep of Frank Ogawa Plaza by police in riot gear. His condition has become a rallying cry at Occupy protests around the world....

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Military/Veterans; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: california; hippies; michaelmoore; occupy; occupyoakland; occupywallstreet
Why? Were Lee Harvey Oswald's or Timothy McVey's deaths a rallying cry for anyone? And why does that "apathy" thing ring a bell?


1 posted on 10/29/2011 9:49:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No, michael! Apathy just went to camp out in the park.

How many of you are as sick of MM and his idiotic reasoning as I am? Let him pay 99% of his millions to the government and then tell the rest of us what to do.

I'm waiting! ....Michael?.....Hello?!?!

vaudine

2 posted on 10/29/2011 9:51:49 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When this blob puts his face on something, it has already Jumped the Stark.


3 posted on 10/29/2011 9:52:29 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd like to invite the Occupiers to spend the winter in the warmth of Mikey's $7 million cabin at Torch Lake in Michigan. I helped pay for it through film subsidies. Make yourselves at home Occupiers.

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4 posted on 10/29/2011 9:53:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: vaudine

Michael Moore is himself the epitome of the old saying, It’s not how wealthy you are, but what you do with the wealth you have, that makes life meaningful. Frankly, if he actually focused on less profiteering from getting a rise out of people, I figure he could be a happier, healthier man, as well.


5 posted on 10/29/2011 9:54:43 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only think the occupiers killed was the grass they are camping out on.


6 posted on 10/29/2011 9:55:30 AM PDT by EscapedDutch ("Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money" - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...people throughout the U.S. were “disgusted” and “horrified” when police fired tear gas and bean bags and took other aggressive actions against protesters Tuesday night.”

Actually, people across the US are disgusted and horrified that anyone would think we are so stupid as to not see through Moore’s and Bloomberg’s juvenile agitprop production.


7 posted on 10/29/2011 9:55:36 AM PDT by ngat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen, 24, remains hospitalized in fair condition...

That's the kind of crap that really pisses me off. Why is it, "Iraq war veteran"? "Scott Olsen" wasn't enough? It had to be "Iraq war veteran"? I get so tired of commie libs always exploiting the military. Are we sure that he is even a "war veteran"? I heard someone say that, although there are very few Navy SEALS, the bars all over America are packed with them on Friday and Saturday nights. That is so true.

8 posted on 10/29/2011 10:00:38 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Mikey is proof that hucksterism pays.


9 posted on 10/29/2011 10:00:47 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[Moore] said people throughout the U.S. were "disgusted" and "horrified" when police fired tear gas and bean bags

I too was disgusted -- I was hoping for the bolsheviks to get blasted by water cannons at the very least.

10 posted on 10/29/2011 10:02:38 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: vaudine
How many of you are as sick of MM and his idiotic reasoning as I am?

If he wasn't so disgustingly FAT I wouldn't even know he was there.

11 posted on 10/29/2011 10:02:42 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does this mean that the Leftists are now desperate enough to finally admit their true agenda and use whatever means necessary (including mass murder) to implement their Leftist Utopia on those who disagree with them?


12 posted on 10/29/2011 10:03:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Anyone can be an IWV if you wear a desert camo army jacket!


13 posted on 10/29/2011 10:05:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

When I was a veteran’s career counselor at the unemployment office in the 1980’s and 90’s, I had a guy come in with a cane. He sat down and gave me a half hour long cock & bull story about being a SEAL officer in Vietnam, being captured by the North Vietnamese and shipped off to the Soviet Union. After he left, I called the Navy people in California. After they got done rolling around the floor laughing, they told me no SEAL had ever been taken POW. The next time the feather merchant came in, I asked him, point-blank “are you even a real veteran?” at which he ran away, cane and all.


14 posted on 10/29/2011 10:08:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apathy huh? Well, there’s not you can say about apathy, eh?


15 posted on 10/29/2011 10:13:59 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read an obituary here a few months ago. Yikes! All the lies that old guy told to his girlfriend and friends ended up in the obit. Any veteran that read it knew it was all BS. Posers really need to be careful about the stories they tell. Oh well... he’ll be missed.


16 posted on 10/29/2011 10:17:23 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Mikey insists he’s not even one of the 1%. He got in a fight with Piers Morgan over it.

These people live in delusion. Like the Christians they hate that are some fictional creatures that exist only in their minds, the “1%” is some imaginary person that is superrich with millions of dollars that goes to bed at night rubbing their hands like Scrooge and giggling over babies starving. That’s not Mikey, no.

He’s “done well”, but he’s NOT one of “them” - he does important things with his money! It’s different! And it’s less than evil billionaires, like, like, well, there’s millions of them!


17 posted on 10/29/2011 10:22:28 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

As someone who has never served, to my great regret, it’s been my experience in knowing those veterans who have served and who have survived combat, from my late-grandfather, a WW1 vet and from every war right up to and including the current one(s). Never, and I mean NEVER, have I ever seen or heard of anyone of them mouthing off in a bar room on a Saturday night about how they ‘’won the war’’. To a man, and they were all men, they were to a man the most humble, quiet and dignified of people I’ve ever met.


18 posted on 10/29/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: vaudine
Michael appears to approve of unprovoked attacks against cops.

SUre, the cops were there in suitable attire and then the mob began tossing bottles, sticks and rocks at them.

They then defended themselves.

One of the rioters defend the attack on the grounds that the cops were sufficiently armored to withstand bottles.

Hmm?

That's not quite the way it works in law.

19 posted on 10/29/2011 10:26:06 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The director of the documentary films "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Bowling for Columbine" said people throughout the U.S. were "disgusted" and "horrified" when police fired tear gas and bean bags and took other aggressive actions against protesters Tuesday night.

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Very true. It was disgusting and horrifying that the police waited so long to act.

21 posted on 10/29/2011 10:42:39 AM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: I still care; cripplecreek

IIRC, to be in the top 1% you have to make about $300,000 a year. Mike has a lot more than that! Heck, I made something like that a few years when I was in sales!


22 posted on 10/29/2011 10:45:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it would be hilarious if somebody started a rumor that Michael Moore had promised to buy each and every protester a steak dinner with all the fixings, and all they had to do to get it was to ask him.

The guy is really rich, so he can easily afford it. Imagine hundreds of stinky street scum demanding their free dinner from him.

Oh, but none for black people. Moore really hates black people.


23 posted on 10/29/2011 10:56:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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24 posted on 10/29/2011 10:57:04 AM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

fat pork chop,, he kills a buffet every day..


25 posted on 10/29/2011 10:58:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

But as a sop, they’ll get a gift certificate to Popeyes for a two piece with a biscuit.


26 posted on 10/29/2011 11:03:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now that they’re over their apathy and have a bit of energy, perhaps they would care to get a menial job that directs their energy productively (and suits their Gender Studies and Minority Studies degrees), as a step toward more skilled work.


27 posted on 10/29/2011 11:06:43 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, who on Thursday publicly apologized for Tuesday's incident, said Friday that she did so because people got hurt.
Maybe next time the Mayor sends the police into a hostile unruly mob of anarchists, she'll have them go in with bells, bows on and say pretty please won't you kind and gentle souls leave this area?
28 posted on 10/29/2011 11:06:44 AM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: cripplecreek

Big carbon footprint ya got there by the lake Mikey. Is that evil capitalist built boat fueled by pond scum or fermented algae brine?


29 posted on 10/29/2011 11:07:40 AM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: vaudine; 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Mikey!

What’s the difference between Ignorance and Apathy?


30 posted on 10/29/2011 11:11:05 AM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MICHAEL MOORE IS A MILLIONAIRE

Think about that while you're job hunting. :)
31 posted on 10/29/2011 11:12:05 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Michael many of us are wondering why the police aren’t clearing the hippies out and are getting really tired of their temper tantrum. BTW Michael you ARE the 1%.


32 posted on 10/29/2011 11:48:48 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever.


33 posted on 10/29/2011 11:49:18 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
killed any sympathy for their cause as well...
34 posted on 10/29/2011 12:31:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Yes, but not in the way he thinks. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


35 posted on 10/29/2011 2:07:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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