SiCKO

SiCKO

Michael Moore has done it again. I’m a fan of his work for several reasons; he makes me laugh during every one of his films, he makes me cry during every one of his films, and he makes me incredibly angry during every one of his films.

A lot of people criticize the fact that he’s actually a passionate human being and therefore presents an opinion in his films. But really folks, everyone does. Your “no spin zone” nightly news does it too. The real star of Mikes films are the facts and information that he presents us with… the ones that most mainstream media doesn’t talk about. SiCKO is no different.

I won’t get into too many details, or blow the movie for anyone, but SiCKO is basically about the Health Care system in America, and how it compares with the systems in place in many other countries around the world. Needless to say, things here in the U.S. are straight fucked. Go see the movie when it opens, or download it from a torrent site like I did.

GRADE: A

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6 Responses to SiCKO

  1. V says:

    Are we the world’s richest country? Might wanna check with Switzerland or Norway on that.
    Oh, that Michael Moore, always with the facts.

    😉

  2. Joseph says:

    Depends on how it’s measured. Places like Luxembourg and Norway are up there on a per-capita basis, but as far as the overall GDP, The United States is #1 by a gigantamongous margin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_%28nominal%29

  3. V says:

    i won’t rely on Wikipedia for facts considering any joe schmoe can submit information.
    i have read that we are considered “wealthy” in terms of education, health care, etc, etc.
    but as far as semantics go, we’re not the richest country.

  4. rob says:

    Richest Countries in the World
    Rank Country GDP – per capita
    1 Luxembourg $ 68,800
    2 Equatorial Guinea $ 50,200
    3 United Arab Emirates $ 49,700
    4 Norway $ 47,800
    5 Ireland $ 43,600
    6 United States $ 43,500
    7 Andorra $ 38,800
    8 Iceland $ 38,100
    9 Denmark $ 37,000
    10 Austria $ 35,500

  5. Joseph says:

    If there was a country with a total population of 1 person, and that person had $70,000, it would be the richest country in the world on a per-capita basis. That’s why the overall GDP makes more sense to me.

  6. V says:

    bring a copy of this movie to the shower on Sunday so we can fight!

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