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Michael Moore comes to Iran for Screening of SICKO
Iranian Student News Agency ^ | July 02, 2007 | Iranian Student News.

Posted on 07/02/2007 7:39:46 AM PDT by rface

TEHRAN, July 02 (ISNA)-Writer, producer and director, Michael Moore is to come to Iran for the screening of his new production SICKO in the first international documentary film festival held here.

This festival will be held from the 15th to the 19th of October in Tehran.

According to reports in SICKO, Michael Moore interviews Americans who have been denied treatment by the U.S. health care insurance companies, whose policies are designed to maximize profits at the expense of providing essential care. The consequences of these individuals' plights range from bankruptcy to the unnecessary deaths of loved ones.

Moore then looks at universal free health care systems in Canada, France, Britain, and Cuba, debunking all the fears (lower quality of care, poorer compensation for doctors, big-government bureaucracy) that have been used to dissuade Americans from establishing such a system here. The roots of those health care systems are explored, and our failure to establish free health here care is traced to a) President Richard Nixon's deceptive support of the then-emerging HMOs pursuing huge profits and b) subsequent pressures for Congress to sacrifice sound health care in favor of corporate profit.

A group of Americans who became ill from volunteering at 911 Ground Zero, but were refused health coverage for their illnesses, are ferried by Moore to Cuba, where they receive the top-rate, free care one would hope they'd get here at home.

In his interviews, historical reportage, and typical sarcastic wit, Moore soundly condemns American health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and the politicians who have been paid millions to do their bidding. He makes the case that there is something wrong with Americans that we cannot learn from the successes of other countries in providing better quality-of-health than we enjoy in the USA.

Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan April 23 1954. He studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint, but also pursued other hobbies such as Gun shooting, for which he even won a competition. Michael started working as an editor for the journal of the University he attended at the beginning to his journalism career. He then turned to filmmaking, and to earn the money for the budget of his first film Roger & Me (1989) he ran neighborhood bingo games. He eventually got himself into leading a string of documentaries and TV series all predominantly around the same subject; attacks on politicians and business corporations, getting his opinion around and about. He landed his first big hit with Bowling for Columbine (2002) about the bad points of the freedom of weapon holding in America, which earned him an Oscar and a big reputation. He then shook the world with his even bigger hit Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) - making fun of President George W. Bush. Michael is known for having the guts to give his opinion in public, which not many people are courageous enough to do, and for that is respected by many.


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KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; iran; lordhoho; michaelmoore; prodictator; sicko; unholyalliance; usefulidiot
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this is truely Sicko
1 posted on 07/02/2007 7:39:48 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
WTF ????
2 posted on 07/02/2007 7:41:13 AM PDT by llevrok (I voted for George Bush - not Jorge Arbusto.)
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I think the USA should start our attack by dopping some big bombs on TEHRAN on Oct 15 - 19


3 posted on 07/02/2007 7:41:43 AM PDT by rface (I love GW Bush .... but I don't always agree with him)
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To: rface

Al-queda would be doing the world a favor if they kidnapped his fat ass. I can’t think of a more wrechted, disgusting, piece of human garbage than Michael Moore.


4 posted on 07/02/2007 7:42:54 AM PDT by John Cena
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To: rface

Lord, you know I rarely bother you for personal favors, but...


5 posted on 07/02/2007 7:43:05 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: rface
this is truely Sicko

On several - well, all - levels.... where to begin?
6 posted on 07/02/2007 7:44:31 AM PDT by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: rface
Moore is going to promote Iranian health care. Headache? Cut their head off. Arthritis, no problem a machete can’t fix.
7 posted on 07/02/2007 7:44:53 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: rface

This type of showing is about as useful as having a showing with some lost-in-time Indonesian tribe.

What does Iran care about supposed health care problems in America?


8 posted on 07/02/2007 7:45:25 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: rface

What?

So, what, the Iranians have donuts now?


9 posted on 07/02/2007 7:45:41 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: rface

Please keep him!


10 posted on 07/02/2007 7:45:45 AM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: rface

Oh c’mon.. THIS HAS GOT TO BE A GOOF!!!!!


11 posted on 07/02/2007 7:46:12 AM PDT by Riodacat (Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge, truth and reality sucks....)
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To: rface

I hope there isn’t widespread hunger in Iran.. they might ponce on him for sustainance.


12 posted on 07/02/2007 7:46:34 AM PDT by pacelvi
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Please .... PLEASE ... some islamofascist group kidnap Michael Moron. PLEASE!
13 posted on 07/02/2007 7:46:58 AM PDT by Sir Hailstone (I'm a "Dollar-a-day" Free Republic member. Are you?)
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To: rface
Is this a joke? He might as well screen this for Osama while he is at it..
14 posted on 07/02/2007 7:48:33 AM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: rface
Can't he be arrested for going to an official terror-sponsoring country?

Of course, if Pelosi had suffered consequences for going to Syria, Moore might not think it such a good idea to go visit some of his "Minutemen."

15 posted on 07/02/2007 7:50:21 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: rface

He’s doing this for attention because his film bomb at the box office

Just ignore him


16 posted on 07/02/2007 7:50:23 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: rface
Lard of Illusions...

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17 posted on 07/02/2007 7:51:01 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: rface
Where else? It’s too late for a tour of Soviet Gulags and Nazi concentration camps. And any red-blooded socialist could have told you that both had better health care than the evil USA.
18 posted on 07/02/2007 7:51:22 AM PDT by drpix
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To: rface

Following the appearance at the Iranian festival, Moore will introduce a private showing at the cave of Osama Ben Laden. At this event Moore is expected to present Mr Laden a new dialysis machine as a token of respect.


19 posted on 07/02/2007 7:51:33 AM PDT by tlb
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To: rface

Iran and the left have a lot in common.


20 posted on 07/02/2007 7:52:08 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: rface
A group of Americans who became ill from volunteering at 911 Ground Zero, but were refused health coverage for their illnesses, are ferried by Moore to Cuba, where they receive the top-rate, free care one would hope they'd get here at home.

Riiiiiight......
21 posted on 07/02/2007 7:52:10 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (The United States of America is the only country strong enough to go it alone.)
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To: rface

Maybe he can take his sideshow to North Korea next.


22 posted on 07/02/2007 7:53:31 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (The United States of America is the only country strong enough to go it alone.)
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To: John Cena
Just think they would have to upgrade the knife to cut that big fat neck off.
23 posted on 07/02/2007 7:54:32 AM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: rface

Mr. Moore may wish to be aware of this language from a 1980 executive order which, to the best of my knowledge, is still in force:

1-106. The Secretary of State is delegated, and authorized to exercise in furtherance of the
purposes of this Order, the powers vested in the President ... with respect to:
(a) the restriction of the use of United States passports for travel to, in or through Iran; and
(b) the regulation of departures from and entry into the United States in connection with
travel to Iran by citizens and permanent residents of the United States.


24 posted on 07/02/2007 7:57:40 AM PDT by NoBullZone
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To: John Cena
"Al-queda would be doing the world a favor if they kidnapped his fat ass."

I don't think AQ has enough heavy lift capability to cart his fat a$$ around the mountains for any appreciable amount of time, and if they did, our satellites would be able to detect the methane emissions without too much trouble.

Add to that the fact that beheading him would be especially difficult due to the absence of a neck, and he's about as undesireable a kidnapping target as they could find.

I'd imagine AQ would be willing to negotiate terms of unconditional surrender if only we'd take him back.

25 posted on 07/02/2007 8:00:14 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: rface
MM is the sicko, here. There are actually young people over in Iran who like the United States. I guess this is his attempt to make them change their mind.

He studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint, but also pursued other hobbies such as Gun shooting, for which he even won a competition.

(That was a strange way to put it.) See, Michael Moore must be a "real" American.

26 posted on 07/02/2007 8:00:36 AM PDT by scan58 (Diversity results in a collection of unconnected individuals.)
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To: rface
Is Michael Moore (and Rosie) a Looking-for-Mr-Goodbar type of thing.

Or maybe a more apt analogy would be the suicide-by-cop phenomenon.

Are they attempting "suicide-by-patriot?"

27 posted on 07/02/2007 8:03:43 AM PDT by SergeiRachmaninov
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To: angcat

I have $50 that says he’ll find an excuse to not visit Iran. He’s just trying to get some publicity for his bomb.


28 posted on 07/02/2007 8:04:39 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 ("We don't want to open a box of Pandoras." - Bruce King former governor of NM)
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To: NoBullZone

He’s baiting this administration - he would LOVE for them to come after him....would stir up more controversy for him. And, that is GOOD publicity for HIM.


29 posted on 07/02/2007 8:05:02 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: Sir Hailstone
Please . . . some islamofascist group kidnap Michael Moron

They wouldn't be able to afford to feed him.

This sounds like another opportunity for Fred Thompson to make a great video.
30 posted on 07/02/2007 8:07:26 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Scratch a RINO, and you'll find a global elitist beneath the surface.)
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To: rface
Michael Moore is to come to Iran for the screening of his new production SICKO ... from the 15th to the 19th of October in Tehran.

Says it all...

31 posted on 07/02/2007 8:11:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (The aggressor is always peace-loving;he would prefer to take over...unopposed.-Karl von Clauswitz)
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To: LIConFem

That makes two of us LORD.

LLS


32 posted on 07/02/2007 8:17:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: rface
Michael is known for having the guts to give his opinion in public, which not many people are courageous enough to do,

ESPECIALLY in Iran.

He studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint, but also pursued other hobbies such as Gun shooting, for which he even won a competition.

Against who?

33 posted on 07/02/2007 8:19:12 AM PDT by lowbridge (If You’re Gonna Burn Our Flag, Wrap Yourself in It First /No Oil for Pacifists)
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To: rface; stevie_d_64

Can anyone say ‘aid and comfort’?


34 posted on 07/02/2007 8:19:50 AM PDT by GulfBreeze
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To: goodnesswins
He’s baiting this administration - he would LOVE for them to come after him....would stir up more controversy for him. And, that is GOOD publicity for HIM.

And he needs the publicity. His film is tanking.

35 posted on 07/02/2007 8:20:06 AM PDT by lowbridge (If You’re Gonna Burn Our Flag, Wrap Yourself in It First /No Oil for Pacifists)
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To: rface

Keep him


36 posted on 07/02/2007 8:22:00 AM PDT by wastedyears (Cloture? Nuts.)
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To: rface

this man is a scab on the skin of our great country.


37 posted on 07/02/2007 8:23:53 AM PDT by marsapan
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“They wouldn’t be able to afford to feed him.”

Puh-leeze! He has at least two weeks in reserve there! Of course when the Iranians get tired and release him he’ll come back looking like the Fat Bastard in the 3rd Austin Powers movie.. No fat but a ton of skin hanging off his bones.


38 posted on 07/02/2007 8:26:47 AM PDT by Sir Hailstone (I'm a "Dollar-a-day" Free Republic member. Are you?)
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To: GOPJ
This says even more.....
39 posted on 07/02/2007 8:28:08 AM PDT by jacobslatter
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To: rface

Michael, you fat bastard, I hope you offend your guests and they deal with you under their law.


40 posted on 07/02/2007 8:28:17 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The Republican party of today is the Whig party of the 1850's.)
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To: rface

I thought the muzzies had an adversion to PIG.


41 posted on 07/02/2007 8:40:06 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: rface
Lord Haw Haw, meet Lord Ho Ho...


42 posted on 07/02/2007 10:03:19 AM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: greyfoxx39

Michael Moore STILL hasn’t been to Iraq although he sang the praises of Saddam’s Iraq.


43 posted on 07/02/2007 10:04:46 AM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: rface

Current high temperture in Tehran is 98F. Are they going to have to ice down fat-boy?


44 posted on 07/02/2007 10:06:14 AM PDT by avacado
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To: weegee

What is it with these lefty movie makers? I read a couple of days ago that Oliver Stone had asked permission to make a movie about Ahmanutcase (who refused, oddly enough). I thought it was a joke. What’s to make a movie about? But apparently, he was dead serious. Gag.


45 posted on 07/02/2007 10:07:55 AM PDT by livius
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To: rface
This is the Onion or Scrapple right?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

46 posted on 07/02/2007 10:08:28 AM PDT by expatguy (No Longer a Luddite - "An American Expat in Southeast Asia")
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To: GulfBreeze

Can you say “Re-Entry Denied”???

Hardy har har, fat boy!

Not you GulfBreeze...


47 posted on 07/02/2007 10:49:01 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: stevie_d_64

It’s a publicity stunt so he can claim the “Bushitler” regime is suppressing him.


48 posted on 07/02/2007 10:51:50 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is supressing Oliver Stone:

Ahmadinejad turns down chance to star in Oliver Stone film (Guardian UK 7/2/07 )

However, Mr Ahmadinejad, who has often criticised Hollywood as a bastion of pro-Zionist interests, was unimpressed by Stone's radical credentials after viewing the films.

"While it is true that Oliver Stone is considered to be among the opposition in the US, the opposition is still part of the Great Satan," the president's media adviser, Mahdi Kalhor, told the semi-official Fars news agency.


49 posted on 07/02/2007 10:59:14 AM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: rface

I thought pigs aren’t allowed in Iran.


50 posted on 07/02/2007 1:11:03 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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