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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:22 AM

As true as it ever was: Will Hunting had it right 14 years ago

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Reply As true as it ever was: Will Hunting had it right 14 years ago (Original post)
geefloyd46 Dec 2012 OP
snappyturtle Dec 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #2
MrMickeysMom Dec 2012 #3
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #6
abelenkpe Dec 2012 #4
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #5
ewagner Dec 2012 #7
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #8
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #9
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #10
SalviaBlue Dec 2012 #11
tiredtoo Dec 2012 #12
SamKnause Dec 2012 #13
LibertyBell7 Dec 2012 #14
rtassi Dec 2012 #18
tex-wyo-dem Dec 2012 #15
Ian62 Dec 2012 #16
rtassi Dec 2012 #17
jillan Dec 2012 #19
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #20
Martin Eden Dec 2012 #21
baldguy Dec 2012 #22

Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Yep....I had forgotten this a long time ago. Thanks. nt

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:41 AM

2. Thanks...

One of the smartest movies ever made...IMHO

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

3. Run this next week, and I'll K and R it again..

Absol-fucking-lutely damned RIGHT, geefloyd46!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:03 PM

6. witten by him and his best friend Ben Affleck

And I am sure they both truly believed what they wrote. I got watch the movie again. Maybe Matt cautioned Ben to think hard in running for Kerry's seat.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:56 AM

4. K&R nt

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:56 AM

5. True yesterday, true today, true tomorrow.

Some things just never seem to change. That was spot-on.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:06 PM

7. I never saw the movie

not a Matt Damon fan....

but...

HOLY SHIT!

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:15 PM

8. i would like to point out that Temple Grandin lectured on how autistic

People have smart brilliant minds. many are being shunted to video games and janitor work. Also she said in her lecture that many kids are going to school to sign up to wall streets riches instead of doing what they are good at and helping society.. my post on DU. I am on my tablet now and don't know how to copy and paste. I am not talking about the HBO movie but a 2012 lecture. She is awesome and has several doctorates...I noticed my post is on the video section
What struck me was how she pointed out how autistic people see things differently. She brought up the BP disaster link and explained what they did wrong. Also she brought up what was not seen in Japan in the nuclear meltdown but she saw.

So much wasted brain power in America.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:19 PM

9. Wow. Perfect.

Thanks!

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:29 PM

10. Damn!



PB

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:32 PM

11. Oh wow, I have to watch that movir again.

He really connects everything beautifully.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:34 PM

12. Just posted the link to video clip on my facebook page.

A good reminder to all. Will now try to find the Temple G video.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:35 PM

13. Matt

As true as it ever was indeed !!!!

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:38 PM

14. I see your 14 years & raise you 36 years...

...from Paddy Chayefsky's Network from 1976:



Amazing prescience of the global revolution of today committed by those whom I fondly refer to as the Corporazis. (I offer this not as a rebuttal to Damon/Affleck's writing, but as an underscoring and amplification.)

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Response to LibertyBell7 (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:05 AM

18. yep ...

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:47 PM

15. Thanks for posting! I forgot about this...

But so true. What he's saying reminds me of John Perkins - Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:56 PM

16. As the Op-ed says

 

As true as it ever was.

Probably more true now than it was then.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:04 AM

17. My 12 year old daughter and I just watched this ..

last night and I posted the paraphrased version of this on FB to some friends who had entered into a "discussion" of related topics ... Didn't know there was a clip available ... Thank you!

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:06 AM

19. Any movie Matt Damon is in is amazing. I really believe he is the rare actor that is very selective

about what movie he will be in. He uses his talent for more than acting, he also picks movie that tell a story.

Did you see the Adjustment Bureau? It is really not that far from what Netflix is doing to us.

Also I cannot wait for his new movie to come out next month about fracking.

Even the feel good movie We Bought A Zoo sent a message about little people doing great things. And caring about animals.

He is a real special man, amazing actor, a true humanitarian - and dang - easy on these old eyes!

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:54 AM

20. Way off the mark.

Only $2.50 a gallon??

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:47 AM

21. GOOD for you, Will Hunting!

After that speech the NSA probably flagged him as a security risk.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:43 PM

22. Most thinking people agree that the "system" is rigged.

What most of them don't realize - or don't acknowledge - is that any dumbass can win when they rig the system.

Which means that the Top 1% - the well-to-do, the über-wealthy, the richest fucking people in the history of humanity - aren't any better, or smarter, or luckier, or more blessed by God, or more deserving of govt help, than the average schmuck who's been out of work for the last year-and-a-half & whose house is being foreclosed out from under them.

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