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    You don't really understand that story, do you? Scrooge is like a social engineer... lol, maybe if that social engineer was a super rich man trying to get laws created to make even more money a la the Koch brothers.
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    I am betting everyone who voted you down did not read the article let alone read any of Dickens' works. Maybe their knowledge of the classics is more inline with Scrooge McDuck.
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    @AceLuby Can you name a dozen men richer that the Koch Brother that are never picked on because they are Democrats? Can you name any rich man that gives so much to worthy causes that tight wad Democrats say thank you by telling the sheeple they are covering for something?

    I can.
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    This is just an indicator that liberals have made it a class warfare state in this country. The always demonize the successful to incite the masses while they sit back and laugh all the way to the bank.
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    For both Hollywood and corporations it's all about making money so I really don't see a problem here. As long as they're all getting paid then it's all good.
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    Heroes are almost always an individual against some large, powerful, bureaucratic organization, because that is a story everyone in the audience can identify with easily.

    Anyone else read this and think government?
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    Since I haven't been to the movies in 10 years (twice in 2004 and I didn't pay for either) and none before that since 1989 I could care less what Holyweird does. I have about 10 movies from the $5 bin at Walmart that I bought a few years ago. I didn't even have a DVD or is it a DVR until 2011. Fools and their money....
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    Why is it when Hollywood, a business, caters to market forces-consumer demand-it's a grand liberal conspiracy; but when Wall Street does it, it's market forces? Do the partisan hacks pedaling these talking points even realize how transparent they are?
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    Corporations are easy to vilify, even politicians can do it. Plus, they are not PC like Muslim terrorists are these days.
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    It's funny how movie villains evolve.

    Now they're CEO's, but for the past 15 years they were middle eastern terrorists, and before that they were minority drug lords, and before that they were eastern Europeans like German or Russian.

    It looks like Hollywood is just evolving with the fears of the people.
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    @gherlone Doubtful, most people want some regulation of other people whether it be drug laws, voter ID laws, immigration laws, seatbelt laws.... To claim that people don't want the govt to regulate other people is naïve, people just don't want govt to regulate what impacts them.
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    there is a very distinct difference between some regulation and the overbearing nanny state we are currently moving toward. no one (except a few anarchists and radical "libertarians") wants a total lack of regulation, or thinks it would be a good idea. similarly, most folks don't want to be told how big a soda they can drink or that they aren't allowed to eat certain foods. a very distinct difference.
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    @gherlone that's happened before. Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, 1984, are all books that have been made into movies... IMO, they need to be remade in order to show how easy it is to lose our freedoms.
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    @Arumizy you did-vis a vis-your criticism and accusation of some grand liberal conspiracy. I myself and often tempted to blame the shock jocks for brainwashing people, but instead I recognize they're merely satisfying a consumer demand. So i blame the simpletons who regularly submit to 4-6 hours of programming-double entendre-daily. Get some perspective.
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    " Ethnic and professional groups and mental health activists all have advocacy groups to complain about stereotypes and demonization. "

    This is why America is failing. People are too sensitive.
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    Yes sick Hollywood liberals always Make successful folks in a bad light...its all for an victim grievance OWS agenda. Its truly sad.
    This is why liberal thrashed Mitt Romney.
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    God forbid someone is successful. The little people just want what others have. Pride is sin. Wanting what others have, dealing what is not yourssis sin.
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    @AceLuby yes and no. Yes it is wrong to judge ones salvation, but no, you can judge people by the fruits that they bear.
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    I took my kid to the leggo movie. Anyone who actually whines that there was an underlying premise that corporations are bad s a complete tool.

    Get a grip people!
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    It's true all over the world. Bond (James Bond) was always after some mean fat cat too. I think it feeds our weak and sinful side, crippled with greed and distrust for our fellow man, that desire to place blame for our lives somewhere else. (unappreciative) Today the culprit seems to be a druglord of color. It use to be a short, heavy set, cigar smoking White man tying innocent and beautiful Nell on the Rail Road tracks. That would always raise my hackles of justice and fair play.
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    I see the Representative evil Corporate head as an accurate portrayal of the process that is happening in this country TODAY. The Supreme court has ruled that the Corporations are PEOPLE. Our political system is CONTROLLED by the Corporations by "LOBBYING" ,a legal interpretation to BRIBERY. Our Corporations that call themselves American are registered in the tens of thousands in foreign money havens to avoid Federal taxes. If that was a person the IRS would prosecute for EVASION. Avoid and evade have two different interpretations according to who is using it as noted before. The largest banks and Wall street gave us the greatest financial crises since the great Deppression and they did it again in the same way and for the same reasons granted to them from their Lobbying" to rid them selves of the regulations that were put in place to prevent a REPEAT of the disaster. The Corporations are the most PROFITABLE in history with the LARGEST AMOUNT OF INVESTMENT INCOME EVER and the American worker's jobs are being sent overseas by the millions along with the money the corporations have saved by TAX AVOIDANCE BY REGISTERING IN A TAX HAVEN COUNTRY. DON"T YOU THINK THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD STARTING POINT FOR A MOVIE VILLAIN ? People who answer that the CEO's shouldn't be betrayed that way are the Fox Networks MONEY TRAIN.
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    It's a two-inch putt for these tone-deaf dilettantes; they'll gladly make more money off a complacent public from the rotten branding they've gone out of their way to create. Man, that takes balls!
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    No different than the shock jock entertainers who pollute the air waves 24/7 pedaling the talking points of the right. More power to them.
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