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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 08:56 PM
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Poll question: Why We Fight
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, aka mothercorp aka CBC has just broadcast "Why We Fight" the film by Eugene Jarecki. During the commercials I surfed around and found some interesting information.

From IMDB

He may have been the ultimate icon of 1950s conformity and postwar complacency, but Dwight D. Eisenhower was an iconoclast, visionary, and the Cassandra of the New World Order. Upon departing his presidency, Eisenhower issued a stern, cogent warning about the burgeoning "military industrial complex," foretelling with ominous clarity the state of the world in 2004 with its incestuous entanglement of political, corporate, and Defense Department interests.

From Rotten Tomatoes, the numbers are abysmal
NUMBERS
Box Office: $1,146,841
VHS Rentals: $600,000

The IMDB comments contained surprisingly few from the US.

I'm not sure that it could be broadcast in the US.

So, the question; havew you seen this film?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 08:58 PM
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1. Sounds very interesting. Something I would watch.
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kaygore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:00 PM
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2. I sat in the theater with tears running down my cheeks I was so moved
It is a must-see film for all high school students and for all of us, actually.

Eisenhower was truly a visionary and one of the last presidents to really give a hoot about the country and its direction.

Seeing the film also shows you the depths to which the Republican Party has fallen.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:07 PM
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4. Is this the old movie, by that same name, that was made years ago? n/t
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:09 PM
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5. No
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436971 /

It is a deeply disturbing statement on the state of the US with especial emphasis on GW Fucktard and his administration.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:19 PM
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9. I'll see if Blockbuster has it. The one I was thinking about could be pic
picked up from the library. I thought that was maybe the reason it had such low box office.
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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:10 PM
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6. 2005
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436971 /

If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. It's definitely worth watching.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:35 PM
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11. self delete
Edited on Thu Aug-24-06 09:37 PM by Bozita

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Mr Rabble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:06 PM
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3. As powerful a film as any ive seen.
This is a stunning condemnation of militarism in our country. Highly recommended.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:11 PM
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7. Available at
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kaygore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:26 PM
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10. How do we get the program to "play" once we have downloaded it?
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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:57 PM
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14. DivX player can play just about every kind of movie file
and if it can't play one, then VLC likely can.

http://www.divx.com/divx /

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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kaygore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 12:46 AM
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20. Thank you
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 10:06 PM
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16. Good question.
Edited on Thu Aug-24-06 10:08 PM by NYC
I used Bit Comet to download it. After it was fully downloaded, I went to the Bit Comet file, highlighted "Why We Fight" then clicked the "start" button at the top of the Bit Comet page.

It opened, and played without a problem.
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kaygore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 12:46 AM
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21. Thank you
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:38 PM
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12. I bookmarked that link
NICE website!
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:16 PM
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8. No American network could muster the corporate courage to air it
I live in a border town. I just watched it.

Bless all those good folks at the CBC.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 09:46 PM
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13. I am watching it now, it is a MUST WATCH, imo!
It is covering PNAC, the military industrial complex, etc. It is beyond excellent, won an award at the Sundance Festival in the documentary category.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 10:07 PM
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17. Oh my, the truth being televised seems to have hit a sore spot....
I wonder why?

:rofl:
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 10:10 PM
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18. Very informative, shows how deep this all is and how
we will probably never be rid of it.
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 10:13 PM
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19. Just finished watching this outstanding film
And the sad thing is that there are maybe a handful of people in Congress, tops, that really want to do a damn thing about it. They'll nibble around the edges and criticize particular decisions, but nearly all buy into the military-industrial complex.
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Jeroen Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 03:43 AM
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22. I have seen it on video.google.com
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 04:48 AM
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23. one of those must-see documentaries
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 08:19 AM
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24. I got it at Hollywood video - highly recommended
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