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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:08 PM

Bloomberg-And-His-Own-Kids in Cages, by Michael-Moore 2/20/20, Op Ed News:

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Bloomberg-And-His-Own-Kid-by-Michael-Moore-2013_Former-New-York-City-Mayor-Michael-Bloomberg_Michael-Bloomberg_Race-200220-92.html

written by Michael Moore, 2/20/20
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In 1999 he called me up and asked me to be his "date" at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. I said,"Yes." When I got there he was with his other "date" Charlie Rose. Disgusting. Those two were peas in a pod. Two years later Bloomberg was Mayor. He took Rudy's "Stop and Frisk" program and put it on steroids. 12 long Bloomberg years of rounding up, apprehending and assaulting 5 million innocent black and brown men from 2001 to 2013. Yes, that's right: FIVE MILLION black and brown boys and young men (a number that just screams incomprehensible!) and THAT is why I beg everyone to shun Bloomberg in this election year.

In police states past and present, in order to make it easy for the police to identify the subhumans they seek to terrorize, the authorities require the hunted to carry ID papers, or wear a "scarlet letter" or have an identifying emblem sewn onto their clothes. None of this was needed in New York City. The mark of their status as "permanent suspect" was already on them their skin. It covered their whole body. It could not be removed. A permanent stain for the permanent suspects. It made it so easy to grab them and nail them and instill in them a sick fear that they were forced to carry with them every time they stepped outside their homes. That, of course, was the true intention of Bloomberg & Co. let a race of people be reminded on a daily basis who's in charge, who's to bow their heads and obey the orders, who's to shut their mouths about their lack of decent housing, livable income, health care or going to a great school.

at this link, you can hear Michael Moore tell the entire story..53 minutes , Michael Moore talking about experiences with Bloomberg. "Bloomberg And His Own Kids In Cages"

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rumble-with-michael-moore/e/67445401

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Stuart G Feb 22 OP
Faux pas Feb 22 #1
Squinch Feb 22 #2
lagomorph777 Feb 22 #4
Squinch Feb 22 #5
lagomorph777 Feb 24 #8
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murielm99 Feb 22 #3
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:11 PM

1. Kickin' with disgust

and sadness.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:15 PM

2. And yet, murders of young black men went down by 50% and incarcerations DROPPED by 40%.

So, actually there were a WHOLE lot fewer kids in cages when he was done than when he took office.

And if it was all so disgusting, what was MM doing saying yes to the invitation?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 02:23 PM

4. You missed the timing: The "date" preceeded Bloomberg's mayoral run.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 02:25 PM

5. So?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 10:04 AM

8. "if it was all so disgusting, what was MM doing saying yes to the invitation?"

I was responding to that question in your post.

At the time the invitation was accepted, Moore didn't have any way to know that Bloomberg would expand stop and frisk.

Timeline matters.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:35 PM

6. Thank you.

Timelines are important.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 02:22 PM

3. I got over MM a long time ago.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:29 AM

7. Took me longer, but I'm done too.

He seems to have gone off the deep end since he got a divorce in 2014. I liked his earlier movies, like Roger & Me, and Sicko.

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