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When Michael Moore is uncharacteristically quiet--in the face of the Aurora, Colorado atrocity that plays right into his America-is-violent wheelhouse, the subject of his 2002 Oscar-winning doc "Bowling for Columbine"--you know he's up to something. So it was just a matter of days before he came up with what he was writing. Here it is, timed to help promote his Tuesday night appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight--and "Bowling for Columbine." It's his best movie by far. And worth looking at again. And he makes a damn good argument below. Friends, Since Cain went nuts and whacked Abel, there have always been those humans who, for one reason or another, go temporarily or permanently insane and commit unspeakable acts of violence. There was the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who during the first century A.D. enjoyed throwing victims off a cliff on the Mediterranean island of Capri. Gilles de Rais, »

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