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02:30am 14/06/2007
 
 
LocaKitty
I just watched Sicko. The new Michael Moore movie.

I just want to know how they were able to go to Cuba and not get in trouble.

Seriously.
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 boogie_babe
 
11:40am 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
I want to see that
Aren't his films a Canadian production? Or he could have gotten special permission. News shows have gone to Cuba here and there with special permission.
 
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 kibbles
 
11:59am 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Kibbles
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1097.html

rules on travelling to Cuba.
 
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 parilous
 
12:49pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Paril
He's being investigated by the Treasury Dept, apparently: http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2007/05/media_hype_for_.html -- but I found more stories about Moore claiming he was being harassed and investigated than I found news stories talking about the investigation, so I have to wonder how seriously it's being investigated.

How did you like the movie?

The criticism of Moore's tactic seems to be based on how communist Cuban health care wouldn't work here. Without having seen the movie, Moore's point should be that the U.S. has a WORSE health care system than Cuba, not that Cuba's is *better*. Is that the point he was making, or was he saying that the US should follow Cuba's model?
 
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 locakitty
 
05:52pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
LocaKitty
Well, they went into a Cuban pharmacy and asked about, I can only assume Albuterol (asthma inhaler, if that's how you spell it). It costs the lady who needed it $120 per inhaler. It was 3.80 pesos in Cuba which is approximately 5 or so cents in US dollars. So, that was just amazing. Then they go to Havana Hospital which is clean and spacious and they are seen right away (which seemed to happen in Canada, France and England, too) at the most, it seemed people waited an hour. The least, whisked right in.

So, yeah, going by that model. It's a fuckton better than our system. Clean hospitals, no dumping patients onto various state agencies because they can't pay their bill, no denial of care because of some medical condition from ten years ago.

I *seriously* considered moving. Seriously. Not to Cuba though, because you have to swap housing with people. I don't like that. :)
 
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 footnotefetish
 
01:19pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
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It hasn't even been released yet. Did you get a bootleg copy from a French person?
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 locakitty
 
05:53pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
LocaKitty
I don't know if he/she was French. But, I did get to pirate it. :)
 
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 footnotefetish
 
05:57pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Why We Cite: Round Head
Pirates are hot. So are French people.
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 locakitty
 
05:59pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
LocaKitty
There were some hot French people in the movie. Want to move to France with me? We can eat beignets and drink coffee and write in journals and people watch and smoke cigarettes and laze about and nap and get free medical care and work a 35 hour work week. And get 5 weeks of vacation.

FIVE WEEKS MINIMUM vacation.
 
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 footnotefetish
 
06:14pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Why We Cite: Round Head
Sí, pero no hablo francés.
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 locakitty
 
07:40pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
LocaKitty
That's ok. You can learn. :)
 
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 rushomancy
 
04:24pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Nihil Obstat
He _did_ get in trouble. A couple of weeks ago the State Department was trying to have it banned for illegally filming in Cuba. I haven't heard anything more on that since, so perhaps the State Department realized that would be a colossally bad idea.
 
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 wednes
 
06:43pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Wednesday Lee Friday: Cecil
How did you see it already?
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 locakitty
 
07:40pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
LocaKitty
http://www.frsh.co.nr/
 
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 wednes
 
09:34pm 14/06/2007 (UTC)
 
 
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Wow, thanks!
 
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