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First Eighteen Minutes of Michael Moore's "Sicko"
Michael Moore's new doc, Sicko is getting rave reviews from both Liberals and Conservatives because our health care crisis hits all Americans no matter which party of rich white males they vote for.
This week it was discovered that the film had been uploaded onto the Internet and was being downloaded via many popular file-sharing sites. When Moore heard about this he said that it made him happy because he is rich, didn't agree with many of the copyright laws, and felt that as long as people don't make money from bootlegging his work then this type of "sharing" is cool with him.
Tonight we saw that someone had uploaded the entire movie onto YouTube, so above is the first nine minutes, after the jump the second part as well as a link to where to find the rest of the movie.
Sicko Part 2
All 13 parts of Sicko, currently available here on YouTube
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.