Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's funny.

I just finally got around to watching Michael Moore's Documentary Sicko. Now I know a ton of people hate Moore, I don't hate him, yet I don't care for him, but in Sicko he brings up a lot of valid points. I mean yes now the U.S. has a semi partial healthcare bill that says you can't be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, but those with the pre existing conditions are going to get charged an arm and a leg now...... but what if whatever insurance company you go through won't cover something because it's "experimental" Some of that "experimental" treatment, can fix you up just as well as pain staking longer treatments that might cost more. So I'm asking to those not living in the U.S. how is your government run socialist healthcare? How would you rate it on a scale of 1-10? 10 being the best. Honestly I would feel better if our healthcare was run like some of the ones I saw in Sicko.



So I thought I would leave you with a couple of things for now....piece of traditional artwork from way back in the day, and another movie.

I did this around 94-95 I don't rmeember, it's been that long.It's mainly pen and ink, with...get this a bit of whiteout and colored pencil.Once again don't mind the light as it's framed, and not the entire thing, it almost is though, nothing important is missing.
Lastely I say if you are faint of heart, or can't handle rape scenes then this movie isn't for you. It was actually banned in some countries when it first came out in the late 70's just recently it was unbanned in many places. It's called I Spit On Your Grave. It's your classic B horror movie, and for the cliff notes version I'll say, woman gets raped by hillbillies, hillbillies think she's dead, she gets back at the hillbillies. Thats about all I'm going to say for this movie, it's a total mindfrack in some parts. I heard that they are making a remake of it, and hope it's just as good.

37 comments:

  1. lol I know a lot of people do lol

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  2. ive heard of that movie, sounds pretty brutal

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  3. It is, don't watch it unless you can stomach it lol

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  4. Haven't seen it, or any other Moore flicks, yet.

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  5. I would actually recommend Sicko, but remember some new laws were passed, so it's going to be outdated

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  6. Have you seen Food Inc ? You should see it.

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  7. I understand that people hate Moore, but why? If you have seen his movies and don't agree, that's one thing. But some people just hate him because his movies don't wave the flag.

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  8. that's a unique perspective on it!

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  9. Moore is a bit of an annoying sensationalist, but credit where credit is due. more socialized systems do the most good for the most people

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  10. i watched that for government class... yes it was highly biased but he made SOME decent points... he also had alotta bs i didnt care for though

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  11. this is a interesting post i agree

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  12. I dont mind Moore, although he twists the truth a lot.

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  13. We're only in it for the money. :[

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  14. never watched any of his documentaries.

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  15. Im not american, but a lot of his documentaries still apply to me (canadian). Even though I dont agree with everything he says, some of his argumenents are actually decent.

    Although of course, he has to make it entertaining for ratings and such.

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  16. Sick is a 7.5 for me decent but not amazing. I am apathetic toward Moore. I like unbiased documentaries and it seems he has an agenda.

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  17. I really liked Sicko, especially the bit in France.

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  18. i haven't seen it, but ill check it out

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  19. I have not seen Sicko. I will have to check that out.

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  20. Croatia here, I would rate our health system at around 8/10. It's not perfect, but it is sufficient. If you feel sick, you can get to a doctor within a few hours (cold, stuff like that). If it's urgent, you will see him right away. If it's something more severe, the doctor sends you to the nearest hospital, where they, if needed, keep you for observation as long as it is required. All of this is free.

    As for scans like MRI, etc., you can wait a few weeks for it if it's just a routine checkup and nothing urgent, but, again, if it's really needed now, you get it now.

    You have to pay for some stuff, but if you cant afford it, and you need it, it will be provided.

    the 2 points deducted are mostly because the hospitals aren't being funded adequately, but this is because everything isn't being funded adequately, not just the hospitals.

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  21. That first drawing is awesome!

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  22. someone said something about ubiased documentaries. and i totally agree. i've not watched Moore's because even the marketing for his shit is biased. and i mean, the interviewees are allowed to be biased, but the filmmakers can't appear biased themselves, imo.

    good post man.

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  23. Something my economics professor mentioned when talking about health care. The reason it can't be left to the private sector (and trust me, this guy is all about the private sector, loves Ronald Coase) is because it's a matter of national security. The outcomes you get with KBR and Xe (formerly Blackwater) are the same as the ones you get with private insurance companies.

    Nice piece.

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  24. Michael Moore is a dick.. I Spit On Your Grave is a classic.

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  25. Never seen this, but Im willing to watch it.

    Followin!

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  26. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  27. Interesting post. I've been told I have to check that movie out, I have problems even watching Saw though, lol. Following and looking forward to more. Nice artwork also. :)

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  28. you make an interesting point

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