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Michael Moore owns Halliburton!

justin syder

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Wow, someone managed to dig up 10 pages on liberals. Too bad a library could be filled for republicans. ;)
 
Interesting find indeed, but its for monetary purposes IMO.

Although on the other hand, its quite odd.
 
Wow, that's like Dick Cheney soliciting donations for moveon.org.

Come to think of it, that's exactly alike.
 
Viper007Bond said:
Wow, someone managed to dig up 10 pages on liberals. Too bad a library could be filled for republicans. ;)


Disturbed by the hypocrisy?

It's the same with those idiot celebs protesting this and that or making a political statement. Next thing you know they retreat to their mansion and demand millions to star in a movie.

How about George Clooney and his plans to be part investor of a mega Casino/residential place in Las Vegas.

http://www.lasramblasvegas.com/news/puttin-on-the-glitz.html

It is a big investment but is he giving the proceeds to this money maker for a good cause? No. A man in his position can do alot of good with that investment but I'm sure it is only going in his pockets.

I think Brad Pitt is also an investor in that Casino/complex too. I hope he will be using some of that money to fight poverty.
 
Yeah, it is quite funny how big of hypocrats these people can be. :no: :thumbsdown:
 
Liberals and Conservatives both suck. This isn't new. There is nothing wrong with investing your money and staying rich. Many rich people donate quite a bit of money to various charities, but they stay rich, this isn't really new or anything.
 
Hypocracy is something I can't stand. Especially if its someone who is in a position of great regard. Too bad that many liberals are gonna ignore the fact that mr. moore invests in Halliburton and still flock to his speeches and lay out big bucks for a load of political non-sense. I guess one of the hardest things to do for anyone is to practice what one teaches. I have great respect for anyone who follows one's own teachings/advice, liberal or conservative.
 
Its hard to loose track of where your money is being used for when you place it in a savings account, or a stock bundle. Most of the time it's, give us your money, and we'll provide you with such and such interest. These companies keep the information between the customer simple cause thats what most people want.

Its not exactly clear what happened in this case though. And the site selling the book they got the source from isn't exactly to be trusted either.
 
I highly doubt any investor buys stock without knowledge of where his money goes into, what companies his is buying stock of. Would you?
 
Ultra_Kool_Dude said:
I always shake my head when some millionaire entertainer tries to get me (no money) to donate for something.

What a good point, I never thought of it this way.
 
justin syder said:
I highly doubt any investor buys stock without knowledge of where his money goes into, what companies his is buying stock of. Would you?
Yes, and I have. It's called a fund. When you put your money into many kinds of funds(or even a savings account), it goes together with everyone's money who is in that same fund, and the bank invests it how they see fit, thier only responsability is to generate the return promised. This is how most people invest, they don't have direct control over what stocks they invest in, and they don't need to be very active with the banker. You can usually request a list of what you are investing in, but most people don't know how it all works let alone care.
 
Well then he's a big idiot to just blindly give away his money and not unintentionally funding something he is against.

You won't ever catch me giving money directly or indirectly to moveon.org and even if I think my money is going there I would be smart enough to research where my money goes to make sure it doesn't go there.

On top of that his signature is not a sign that he doesn't know where his money is going,

If you want to see Moore's own signed Schedule D declaring his capital gains and losses where his stock ownership is listed,

Maybe he didn't know but a person in the public eye, a person in the media has to do things differently than average joes. Also is comes off and being a big hypocrite.

Lastly, I HIGHLY DOUBT he will sell those shares of Haliburton or Being etc. Anyone that would point out this hypocrisy will get him to answer something like, "It's just a bunch of lies". Very typical of him and the content of his movies.
 
I don't care about Michale Moore, I am just illustrating that many people invest in many stocks that they don't know about. If you have a savings account you are one of them.

Also, buying stocks is not tantamount to endorsement, you're just making money off other people. You can have socialist ideals but to survive in a mixed economy you must practice some capitalism.
 
Viper007Bond said:
Wow, someone managed to dig up 10 pages on liberals. Too bad a library could be filled for republicans. ;)

I am sure that this kind of thing goes both ways, but my money says that liberals much more likely to flip on their "core values" because they just do not work in the real world!

By the way, I am kind of a fence rider in the liberal/ conservative thing... I probably lean a little more to the conservative side, but I agree with things from both sides of the aisle.
 
The website states that he owns shares in Eli Lilly, which is funny because his new movie is about the pharmaceutical industry I believe.

So either he is trying to profit off the stock (somehow) when his movie is released (like shorting a stock if you know something bad will happen). Or he has them for another reason, if you recall in "bowling for columbine" he mentioned several times that he was a member of the NRA and kinda used that to talk with Charlton Heston....


The same could be said for his Halliburton stock.

Personally, I think investing in defense companies is tantamount to war profiteering. :thumbsdown:
 
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