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Michael Moore

Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker and author. His works address the topics of on globalization and capitalism. Moore won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Bowling for Columbine, which examined the causes of the Columbine High School massacre and the overall gun culture of the United States, he directed and produced Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which earned $119,194,771 to become the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time; the film won the Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes film festival. His documentary Sicko, which examines health care in the United States, is one of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries as of 2020. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections, he has written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation, a satirical news-magazine television series, The Awful Truth, a satirical show.

In 2018 he released his latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9, a documentary about the 2016 United States presidential election and the subsequent presidency of Donald Trump. Moore's written and cinematic works criticize topics such as globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, the Iraq War, the American health care system and capitalism overall. In 2005, Time named Moore one of the world's 100 most influential people. Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint and raised in Davison by parents Helen Veronica, a secretary, Francis Richard "Frank" Moore, an automotive assembly-line worker. At that time, the city of Flint was home to many General Motors factories, where his parents and grandfather worked, his uncle LaVerne was one of the founders of the United Automobile Workers labor union and participated in the Flint sit-down strike. Moore was brought up Catholic, has Irish, smaller amounts of Scottish and English, ancestry, he attended parochial St. John's Elementary School for primary school and attended St. Paul's Seminary in Saginaw, for a year.

He attended Davison High School, where he was active in both drama and debate, graduating in 1972. As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. At the age of 18, he was elected to the Davison school board. At the time he was the youngest person elected to office in the U. S. as the minimum age to hold public office had just been lowered to 18. Moore dropped out of the University of Michigan–Flint following his first year. At 22 he founded the alternative weekly magazine The Flint Voice, which soon changed its name to The Michigan Voice as it expanded to cover the entire state. Popstar Harry Chapin is credited with being the reason the magazine was able to start by performing benefit concerts and donating the money to Moore. Moore crept backstage after a concert to Chapin's dressing room and convinced him to do a concert and give the money to him. Chapin subsequently did a concert in Flint every year. In 1986, when Moore became the editor of Mother Jones, a liberal political magazine, The Michigan Voice was shut down by the investors and he moved to California.

After four months at Mother Jones, Moore was fired. Matt Labash of The Weekly Standard reported this was for refusing to print an article by Paul Berman, critical of the Sandinista human rights record in Nicaragua. Moore refused believing it to be inaccurate. "The article was flatly wrong and the worst kind of patronizing bullshit. You would scarcely know from it that the United States had been at war with Nicaragua for the last five years."Moore believes that Mother Jones fired him because of the publisher's refusal to allow him to cover a story on the GM plant closings in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He responded by putting laid-off GM worker Ben Hamper on the magazine's cover, leading to his termination. Moore sued for wrongful dismissal, settled out of court for $58,000, providing him with seed money for his first film, Roger & Me; the 1989 film Roger & Me was Moore's first documentary about what happened to Flint, after General Motors closed its factories and opened new ones in Mexico where the workers were paid lower wages.

The "Roger" is Roger B. Smith, former CEO and President of General Motors. Harlan Jacobson, editor of Film Comment magazine, said that Moore muddled the chronology in Roger & Me to make it seem that events that took place before G. M.'s layoffs were a consequence of them. Critic Roger Ebert defended Moore's handling of the timeline as an artistic and stylistic choice that had less to do with his credibility as a filmmaker and more to do with the flexibility of film as a medium to express a satiric viewpoint. Moore made a follow-up 23-minute documentary film, Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint, that aired on PBS in 1992, it is based on Me. The film's title refers to Rhonda Britton, a Flint, Michigan resident featured in both the 1989 and 1992 films, who sells rabbits as either pets or meat. Moore's 1995 satirical film Canadian Bacon features a fictional U. S. president engineering a fake war with Canada in order to boost his popularity. The film is one of the last featuring Canadian-born actor John Candy.

Some commentators in the media felt the film was influenced by the Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove. Moore's 1997 film The Big One documents the tour publicizing Moore's book Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American, in which he criticizes mass layoffs despite rec

Industry, Texas

Industry is a town in Austin County, United States, at the junction of State Highway 159 and Farm to Market Road 109. The population was 304 at the 2010 census. Industry was the first permanent German settlement in Texas. Friedrich Ernst, Industry's founder, settled here in 1831 and gained Industry the title "Cradle of German Settlement in Texas". Industry is located at 29°58′3″N 96°29′50″W at the intersection of east-west running SH 159 and FM 109 which goes north and south; the county seat at Bellville is 15.6 miles east-southeast on SH 159 while Fayetteville is 12.6 miles west-southwest on the same highway. New Ulm is 5.8 miles to the south on FM 109, while a trip 13.3 miles to the north and northeast on the same road will take one to State Highway 36 in Brenham, Texas. West End Elementary School is within the city limits. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.08 square miles, of which 1.07 square miles is land and 0.015 square miles, or 1.33%, is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 304 persons, 142 households, 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 291.0 people per square mile. There were 142 housing units at an average density of 135.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69.41% White, 19.74% African American, 9.21% from other races, 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.53% of the population. There were 119 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.4% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.11. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,625, the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $25,500 versus $23,542 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,294. About 15.8% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 28.6% of those sixty five or over. Industry is within the Bellville Independent School District. Industry students are zoned to West End Elementary School, Bellville Junior High School, Bellville High School. Lucas Luetge, major league baseball player City of Industry official website Handbook of Texas Online article

Endangered Species (Lynyrd Skynyrd album)

Endangered Species is the eighth album by the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was released in 1994, features acoustic instrumentation, as well as Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother, Johnny, as lead vocalist. Many of the songs are Skynyrd's most known songs, with new material released alongside; this is the last album to feature guitarist Ed King and the only one to feature guitarist Mike Estes. "Down South Jukin'" - 2:38 "Heartbreak Hotel" - 4:01 "Devil in the Bottle" - 3:35 "Things Goin' On" - 3:00 "Saturday Night Special" - 3:53 "Sweet Home Alabama" - 4:01 "I Ain't the One" - 3:27 "Am I Losin'" - 4:06 "All I Have Is a Song" - 3:21 "Poison Whiskey" - 2:47 "Good Luck, Bad Luck" - 3:23 "The Last Rebel" - 5:42 "Hillbilly Blues" - 3:42 Lynyrd SkynyrdJohnny Van Zant - Vocals Gary Rossington - Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Mike Estes - Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Leon Wilkeson - Bass, Acoustic Bass Billy Powell - Piano Owen Hale - Percussion, Drums Ed King - Guitar, Acoustic GuitarAdditional personnelDale Krantz-Rossington - Background Vocals, Vocals Debbie Davis - Background Vocals