Re: Bowling for Columbine
Wow, really good paper. Micheal Moore is an attention whore who will manipulate facts and situations to create scandals and confrontations to scare the common moron.
The only correction I would suggest: the B-52 mentioned would have been carrying a full bomb load of 72 500 pounders on the mission and dropped them someplace. That was probably what Mr. Moore was referring to. The shot of the plaque would have been to establish the Christmas Eve timeframe. In truth, Christmas Eve only meant something to the Christians and not the Buddhists. The North Vietnamese and VC had no compunctions against conducting military operations over their holidays as evidenced by the Tet offensive in '68 it think.
Overall though, great paper and some really interesting fact finding done to support it.
Remember these two sayings?
"Figures never lie, but liers tend to figure" (Long Fellow)
"There three types of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and statistics" (Benjamin Disraeli)
And verifiying these I found this:
"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it,
Surely you will succeed" (Abraham Lincoln)
Thanks for the read