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  1. Recently i found a black toy helmet at my local Thrift shop. It has the yellow and black bat-symbols on the sides(which say 1964) and on the front, the part that would go over your mouth, it has the batman logo from the 60's where it says batman and has his head and wings behind the words. The inside of the helmet says "The ERTL co." I'm not sure if this is truly from the 60s, or even if some kid just put batman stickers on a helmet. i would love to know where this came from and when. Sorry i don't have any pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Has anyone seen the rocky balboa figure? i have seen them all exceppt him and the other rocky 2 fight gear figures. i have seen win rocky win, but none of the other rocky's from this series. The rest of the wave is just filled with crappy characters.
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    Mafia Nightclub for the Punisher to kill in. Roof tops Punisher Battle van or home Danger room AVengers living room
  4. When will the new Ghost Rider movie action figures be released? How about the attacktix? Also when is the Punisher/jigsaw face off twin pack coming out? Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks EDIT: Also please let me know when people are spotting these figures. I have heard many different release dates. I hope they are before Christmas.
  5. NExt thing you know they will bring back punishers family. "Yea, uhhh Frank we never died. you just kinda pronounced us dead."
  6. Frank Castle and Maria Castle Carnage and Shriek Captain America and Bucky
  7. when is Punisher vs. jigsaw face off two pack coming out?
  8. I just saw Superman Returns today. It was an off the cuff remark by Perry white, not superman, he probabley just didn't remember it. It wasn't like they actually changed the trade mark. Jeez you people are friggin ridiculous. Four pages of this stupid argument. Just Shut the hell up.
  9. Where do I begin? Millar used a made-up history and facts, for one- and again, I must point out that the representation of the Soviets (especially Stalin) was intended to be how they would be portrayed if the comic were published by the USSR. To ignore this in favor of calling it 'leftist drivel' shows a lack of the understanding you claim to have. Just as American leaders are often portrayed in fiction as infallible patriots, a Communist leader in a comic published in a Communist country would have been see as humanitarian and perfect. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it is an inaccurate portrayal of the man. But in being upset over that portrayal, you're ignoring that it is intended as a parody! Based on your comments, I assume you believe that the Soviet Union was just another country, and that we (the USA) were wrong to assume that they were a threat, and that our "propaganda" was unfair. This is absolutely ridiculous, and disproven by history. Yeah, our assumptions and propoganda has always been completely fair. Just ask any of the Japanese-Americans who were in internment camps during WWII, or the Blacks who died in the Civil Rights movement just so they didn't have to be treated like second-class citizens in the country of thier birth. Again, I ask you: You are aware, I would presume, that Soviet philosophy called for a world dominated by Marxism? Sure. The American philosophy calls for a world dominated by democracy- despite the fact that we still haven't figured out how to make it work properly. Every country that has ever developed a 'proper' way to live thinks that thier philosophy is the one everyone should follow. Sociologists call this 'nationalism.' You are also (I would presume) that the Soviets had an active fifth column working in the USA since the 1920's, aren't you? That American citizens, including organizations like the Communist Party USA were willful participants in espionage and treason against their own nation, correct? You mean the laughably ineffective Communist groups that often operated out of college campuses as student organizations (which they were), had little to no ties to the government (American or Russian), were often started by some student who read Marx and had no connection to actual Communists at all, and most of which dissolved under persecution from 'patriotic' Americans who didn't understand that only the stupidest spies in the world would be actively involved in a public group that the government they were working against was monitoring? Those organizations? This wasn't propoaganda. This was fact. It's been proven by the Venona Transcripts. You have heard of the "Venona Transcripts", correct? These are KGB documents that the Russian government released at the end of the Cold War. They prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that people like Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs were guilty of espionage. You mean the Venona Transcripts that have had thier authenticity debated since the day they were released? You mean Hiss and the Rosenbergs, who have never had solid connections drawn, and likely never will, since they were executed by a paranoid government without fair trails? Now, that being said, I do believe they were in fact spies- this doesn't change the lack of solid evidence and abuse of the legal system that led to thier deaths. FYI, the Venona Transcripts also prove that Senator Joe McCarthy, despite the Left's ceaseless attempts to portray him as a lunatic, was absolutely correct. Hold on there, tiger. McCarthy was an abusive drunk with dreams of grandeur. His 'list', according to his good friends, was a shopping list. He gave false information to Congress and commited perjury. He ruined careers and lives of those who tried to debate his 'facts', just to remove thier opposition. This has all been proven- much of it by those working for him, his friends, and his relatives. Whether or not he was right is inconsequential- of course he was, at least some of the time. He accused too many people to not get a few right. Throw enough darts, you have to hit something. A similar concept is used by militaries when they engage in saturation bombing. This is all aside from the fact that Communism is not, and never has been, illegal under the US Constitution. So while you're being patriotic and protecting the rights granted by democracy, you may want to keep that in mind. Sorry, the world is not "more complex" than it used to be. Only a fool believes that. Um, yes, it's much more complex. Ask any sociologist, financial advisor, politicial analyst, and you'll be told that. International trading is higher than ever before, and getting higher every day. This necessitates better and more complex international relations. There isn't a single country in the world that can close off it's borders and be completely independant, as was possible several decades ago. Technology, economics, politics- all of these things have evolved and contribute to a stronger unity between countries and a more complex world. There are good guys, and there are bad guys. We (the USA) are the good guys. This doesn't mean that we're angels, but its an unavoidable fact. This comment baffles me. Saying we're the good guys, while admitting we make mistakes... that would intone that there are occasions in which we're not always good. Of course, in your view, this probably rests solely on the shoulders of the leftists and Commies, right? Personally, I fear a world where people such as yourself, who apparently view the harsh, ugly truths about our enemies as "stereotypes", would ever again be in power in this nation. The bubble-headed PC views you espouse are precisely what led us into our present predicament. Which enemy? Almost all of our enemies from the past are our allies now! Guess what- most of them are the same people! Why doesn't that tell you that we need to be careful about what we say and do with the 'enemies' we have now. But hey, it's not like there's a world economy to worry about. It's not like there's a big picture that involves over 200 other countries, thier views, beliefs, and cultures. And what, praytell, is the 'predicament' that we are in that was caused by the PC views you think I have (simply because I don't agree with you), given your obvious support of the people who have been running things for the past six years? Thank God we have leadership in Washington who understand that. I'm not even touching this one. Finally, to assert that the leftist view-point is the "modern, logical view-point" is laughable! Please point to a free, economically successful leftist nation as an example. I won't hold my breath. I believe Canada has already been used as an example. Also, a good portion of Europe is actually very leftist, according to the beliefs that you have used to describe it in this thread. By the way, leftism has plenty of blood on its hands. Last count, the victims of Socialism and Communism in the 20th century was >100 million dead. See, this is the crux of your argument. You equate Socialism, Communism, and probably several other 'isms' you disapprove of with being 'leftism'. Not only that, you're including the stereotypes of them in your argument. You're confusing many different viewpoints and beliefs into one big mess that you can point at and say "That's the problem, there's the enemy." What sickens me is that you're doing it on purpose. This entire post is, as they say in the military, a "target-rich environment". As I dissect this nonsense, I'll try to be brief. It will hurt, however. Sorry...truth is like that. First of all, there's no indication, either from DC or Millar, that the story "Red Son" was, as you erroneously claim, intended to portray Soviet agit-prop on a Soviet Superman. Nor was it intended to be merely a Soviet version of a Superman comic, or a "parody". If that was the case, then it would be indistuinguishable from the American "propaganda" on Superman that you claim proliferated in the 40's, it would simply be done in Russian. In addition, since the Soviet Union did not allow freedom of the press or freedom of expression (you did know that, didn't you??), then there would not have been any criticism of the regime and the Soviet Superman in the story (as there most certianly was; remember the Batman character??). To restate my original assertion, it was leftist drivel from a leftist (by his own admission) writer. It completely understated the affect that an indoctrination into the Soviet (Totalitarian) system would have had on the character. He WOULD have been a threat to the USDA and freedom, and we WOULD have had to respond. Regarding the internment of the Japanese during WWII at Manzanar and other places, and the oppression of African-Americans, no one argues that this was wrong. However, its entirely irrelevant to this discussion. Its an attempt to deflect the debate to another issue. Sorry...ain't workin'. But now that you bring it up...Japanese Americans weren't executed, or forced into work camps. The Governement recently issued a formal apology for this action, and compensated the victims (and need I remind you that the internment of Japanese Americans was done by a Democrat administration? This will be a recurring theme...). Please cite for me the compensation that the Russian government has ever paid to victims of Stalin. Please cite for me Stalin's regret, and apologies. I won't hold my breath. "Sure. The American philosophy calls for a world dominated by democracy- despite the fact that we still haven't figured out how to make it work properly. Every country that has ever developed a 'proper' way to live thinks that thier philosophy is the one everyone should follow. Sociologists call this 'nationalism.' " This is too rich for worlds. Only a fool would be against a world dominated by democracy. Thanks for the example. And please explain how democracy would work "properly" (or better than it does in the USA). Again, I won't hold my breath. "You mean the laughably ineffective Communist groups that often operated out of college campuses as student organizations (which they were), had little to no ties to the government (American or Russian), were often started by some student who read Marx and had no connection to actual Communists at all, and most of which dissolved under persecution from 'patriotic' Americans who didn't understand that only the stupidest spies in the world would be actively involved in a public group that the government they were working against was monitoring? Those organizations?" You are obviously ignorant of both history and politics. The American Left has been attempting to pass themselves off as innocent little angels or misguided "students" for years. To the contrary, an activist, dedicated, pro-communist fifth column had been in operation in the UASA since the 1920's. To assert that they had no connection to the Soviet Gov't is pure idiocy. Siviet archives have confirmed theiur existence, and their usefulness to the Soviet Gov't. Coincidentally, they made great in-roads on campuses in the 1920's, and men like ALger Hiss were prime examples until their shenanigans was exposed by men like Whitaker Chambers and Joseph McCarthy. Since you obviously need an education on this issue, let's begin with a recitation of just how extensive the pro-commmunist network was in the USA up to the 1950's: Alger Hiss: Assistant Sec. of State under Roosevelt - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Harry Dexter White: Asst. Sec. of Treasury under Roosevelt - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Whie secured high-level gov't positions at the treasury department for 11 other Soviet agent ALL identified in VERONA. Lauchlin Currie: Admin. Assistant to President Roosevelt - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Duncan Lee: Chief of Staff to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The OSS was the pre-cursor organization to the CIA - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Harry Hopkins: Specal Advisor to Presdient Roosevelt - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Henry Wallace: Vice-President of the United States (under Roosevelt...seeing a pattern). - Known Communist sympathizer, considered Winstin Churchill the USA's "main enemey" and wanted to give Stalin complete control of Eastern Europe Owen Lattimore: State Department analyst - Soviet spy, identified in VERONA Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: Soviet spys; identified in VERONA. Provided the Soviets with key information on the construction of the atomic bomb. In 1997, former KGB Colonel Alexander Feklisov identified himself publicly as Julius' handler, and openly praised their contributions to the USSR's acquisition of the bomb, calling the Rosenbergs "Heroes". He also said that the Rosenberg's network was "one of the best producing groups of agents in Soviet tecvhnological espionage." (They were guity as hell, and they got what they deserved. Good riddance!) To simply assert that the authenticity oif the VERONA Transcripts has been "debated" is laughable! By whom? Former Communists and Left-Wing sympathizers? That's like saying "OJ Simpson didn't kill Nicole, and I know this because OJ told me he's innocent." Nice try. I could go on and on, but you're probably feeling embarrased. So let's go to your next silly statement regarding Joe McCarthy. Joe McCarthy was a courageous man who called-out the Left, and they (and their willing accomplices in Hollywood and the media) have hated him for it ever since. McCarthy was very concerned that that State Department was crawling with Soviet spies. As I've already demonstrated, it was, and he was right. As a challenge, please cite thje name of one (1) person whose life was ruined by Joseph McCarthy. Just one. Please. Again, I won't hoild my breath. But I will say that calling McCarthy a drunk is duly noted. Let's not debate the merits of what he did, let's call him names!!! And I thought you guys were supposed to be so compassionate?!?!? (Incidentally, if McCarthy was such a bad-guy, why did Bobby Kennedy ask him to be God-Father to his first child? Why did John F. Kennedy refer to him as a "great Patriot"?) No, Communism is not "illegal" in the USA. But I find it interesting that the same Communists who always hide behind the blanket of protection the Constitution provides will destroy that document once they're in power. I suppose the irony is lost on you... "Almost all of our enemies from the past are our allies now! Guess what- most of them are the same people! " Yes, but to get them to be our bosom-buddies, first we had to obliterate them on the battlefield and force them to respect their betters (or, in the case of the Russians, utterly destroy their economy. God bless Ronald Reagan!) This is a world that is dominated by the aggressive use of force. Some will use it for tyranny, other for democracy. I guess your Sociology professors didn't clue you in on that one, huh?? "And what, praytell, is the 'predicament' that we are in that was caused by the PC views you think I have (simply because I don't agree with you), given your obvious support of the people who have been running things for the past six years?" Actually, I glad you asked this one. I've been hinting at it in my lengthy response. Let's have a brief history lesson. The Democrat party is soft on our enemies and loses wars (FDR aside, and if we'd been fighting Communists in WWII, it might have been different). Democrats refused to ackowledge the threat of Communism, so Republicans had to clean upi the mess. Democrats (Carter, Clinton) didn't acknowledge the threat of Radical Islam, so Rep[ublicans will have to clean up the mess. History provides numerous examples. Democrats (America's left) lost China, fought to a needless stalmate in North Korea (MacArthur would've won that one), allowed the Soviets to expand in Asia and Africa in the 60's and 70's, and if Carter had been re-elected in 1980, the Soviet Union would still be around. Clinton's cowardice in Somalia in 1993 led directly to 9/11 (just ask Bin Laden, he said so himself.) Yes, a good portion of Europe is Socialist. And their economies (and Canada) would absolutely collapse without their trade with the USA. France has double-digit unemployment, thanks to socalism. Germany just threw out their Socialist government. Socialism doesn't work. The only success these countries enjoy is when they dabble with free-market economics. History has proved it. You might want to get with the program. "You're confusing many different viewpoints and beliefs into one big mess that you can point at and say "That's the problem, there's the enemy." What sickens me is that you're doing it on purpose." Actually, I'm not confusing anything. Leftism = socialism. A socialist is only a communist who doesn't have the guts to admit what he really thinks. That's why the Democrats have such a hard time explaining their Party "platform"; it's all lies and obfuscation. If they actually told people about everything they really wanted to do, they'd be thrown out of office. Naziism was the enemy. Communism was the enemy. Islamo-fascism IS the enemy. And by the way, I am doing it on purpose. SUPERMAN: TRTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY! #US1# Where do I begin? Millar used a made-up history and facts, for one- and again, I must point out that the representation of the Soviets (especially Stalin) was intended to be how they would be portrayed if the comic were published by the USSR. To ignore this in favor of calling it 'leftist drivel' shows a lack of the understanding you claim to have. Just as American leaders are often portrayed in fiction as infallible patriots, a Communist leader in a comic published in a Communist country would have been see as humanitarian and perfect. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it is an inaccurate portrayal of the man. But in being upset over that portrayal, you're ignoring that it is intended as a parody! Based on your comments, I assume you believe that the Soviet Union was just another country, and that we (the USA) were wrong to assume that they were a threat, and that our "propaganda" was unfair. This is absolutely ridiculous, and disproven by history. Yeah, our assumptions and propoganda has always been completely fair. Just ask any of the Japanese-Americans who were in internment camps during WWII, or the Blacks who died in the Civil Rights movement just so they didn't have to be treated like second-class citizens in the country of thier birth. Again, I ask you: You are aware, I would presume, that Soviet philosophy called for a world dominated by Marxism? Sure. The American philosophy calls for a world dominated by democracy- despite the fact that we still haven't figured out how to make it work properly. Every country that has ever developed a 'proper' way to live thinks that thier philosophy is the one everyone should follow. Sociologists call this 'nationalism.' You are also (I would presume) that the Soviets had an active fifth column working in the USA since the 1920's, aren't you? That American citizens, including organizations like the Communist Party USA were willful participants in espionage and treason against their own nation, correct? You mean the laughably ineffective Communist groups that often operated out of college campuses as student organizations (which they were), had little to no ties to the government (American or Russian), were often started by some student who read Marx and had no connection to actual Communists at all, and most of which dissolved under persecution from 'patriotic' Americans who didn't understand that only the stupidest spies in the world would be actively involved in a public group that the government they were working against was monitoring? Those organizations? This wasn't propoaganda. This was fact. It's been proven by the Venona Transcripts. You have heard of the "Venona Transcripts", correct? These are KGB documents that the Russian government released at the end of the Cold War. They prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that people like Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs were guilty of espionage. You mean the Venona Transcripts that have had thier authenticity debated since the day they were released? You mean Hiss and the Rosenbergs, who have never had solid connections drawn, and likely never will, since they were executed by a paranoid government without fair trails? Now, that being said, I do believe they were in fact spies- this doesn't change the lack of solid evidence and abuse of the legal system that led to thier deaths. FYI, the Venona Transcripts also prove that Senator Joe McCarthy, despite the Left's ceaseless attempts to portray him as a lunatic, was absolutely correct. Hold on there, tiger. McCarthy was an abusive drunk with dreams of grandeur. His 'list', according to his good friends, was a shopping list. He gave false information to Congress and commited perjury. He ruined careers and lives of those who tried to debate his 'facts', just to remove thier opposition. This has all been proven- much of it by those working for him, his friends, and his relatives. Whether or not he was right is inconsequential- of course he was, at least some of the time. He accused too many people to not get a few right. Throw enough darts, you have to hit something. A similar concept is used by militaries when they engage in saturation bombing. This is all aside from the fact that Communism is not, and never has been, illegal under the US Constitution. So while you're being patriotic and protecting the rights granted by democracy, you may want to keep that in mind. Sorry, the world is not "more complex" than it used to be. Only a fool believes that. Um, yes, it's much more complex. Ask any sociologist, financial advisor, politicial analyst, and you'll be told that. International trading is higher than ever before, and getting higher every day. This necessitates better and more complex international relations. There isn't a single country in the world that can close off it's borders and be completely independant, as was possible several decades ago. Technology, economics, politics- all of these things have evolved and contribute to a stronger unity between countries and a more complex world. There are good guys, and there are bad guys. We (the USA) are the good guys. This doesn't mean that we're angels, but its an unavoidable fact. This comment baffles me. Saying we're the good guys, while admitting we make mistakes... that would intone that there are occasions in which we're not always good. Of course, in your view, this probably rests solely on the shoulders of the leftists and Commies, right? Personally, I fear a world where people such as yourself, who apparently view the harsh, ugly truths about our enemies as "stereotypes", would ever again be in power in this nation. The bubble-headed PC views you espouse are precisely what led us into our present predicament. Which enemy? Almost all of our enemies from the past are our allies now! Guess what- most of them are the same people! Why doesn't that tell you that we need to be careful about what we say and do with the 'enemies' we have now. But hey, it's not like there's a world economy to worry about. It's not like there's a big picture that involves over 200 other countries, thier views, beliefs, and cultures. And what, praytell, is the 'predicament' that we are in that was caused by the PC views you think I have (simply because I don't agree with you), given your obvious support of the people who have been running things for the past six years? Thank God we have leadership in Washington who understand that. I'm not even touching this one. Finally, to assert that the leftist view-point is the "modern, logical view-point" is laughable! Please point to a free, economically successful leftist nation as an example. I won't hold my breath. I believe Canada has already been used as an example. Also, a good portion of Europe is actually very leftist, according to the beliefs that you have used to describe it in this thread. By the way, leftism has plenty of blood on its hands. Last count, the victims of Socialism and Communism in the 20th century was >100 million dead. See, this is the crux of your argument. You equate Socialism, Communism, and probably several other 'isms' you disapprove of with being 'leftism'. Not only that, you're including the stereotypes of them in your argument. You're confusing many different viewpoints and beliefs into one big mess that you can point at and say "That's the problem, there's the enemy." What sickens me is that you're doing it on purpose. This entire post is, as they say in the military, a "target-rich environment". As I dissect this nonsense, I'll try to be brief. It will hurt, however. Sorry...truth is like that. First of all, there's no indication, either from DC or Millar, that the story "Red Son" was, as you erroneously claim, intended to portray Soviet agit-prop on a Soviet Superman. Nor was it intended to be merely a Soviet version of a Superman comic, or a "parody". If that was the case, then it would be indistuinguishable from the American "propaganda" on Superman that you claim proliferated in the 40's, it would simply be done in Russian. In addition, since the Soviet Union did not allow freedom of the press or freedom of expression (you did know that, didn't you??), then there would not have been any criticism of the regime and the Soviet Superman in the story (as there most certianly was; remember the Batman character??). To restate my original assertion, it was leftist drivel from a leftist (by his own admission) writer. It completely understated the affect that an indoctrination into the Soviet (Totalitarian) system would have had on the character. He WOULD have been a threat to the USDA and freedom, and we WOULD have had to respond. Regarding the internment of the Japanese during WWII at Manzanar and other places, and the oppression of African-Americans, no one argues that this was wrong. However, its entirely irrelevant to this discussion. Its an attempt to deflect the debate to another issue. Sorry...ain't workin'. But now that you bring it up...Japanese Americans weren't executed, or forced into work camps. The Governement recently issued a formal apology for this action, and compensated the victims (and need I remind you that the internment of Japanese Americans was done by a Democrat administration? This will be a recurring theme...). Please cite for me the compensation that the Russian government has ever paid to victims of Stalin. Please cite for me Stalin's regret, and apologies. I won't hold my breath. "Sure. The American philosophy calls for a world dominated by democracy- despite the fact that we still haven't figured out how to make it work properly. Every country that has ever developed a 'proper' way to live thinks that thier philosophy is the one everyone should follow. Sociologists call this 'nationalism.' " This is too rich for worlds. Only a fool would be against a world dominated by democracy. Thanks for the example. And please explain how democracy would work "properly" (or better than it does in the USA). Again, I won't hold my breath. "You mean the laughably ineffective Communist groups that often operated out of college campuses as student organizations (which they were), had little to no ties to the government (American or Russian), were often started by some student who read Marx and had no connection to actual Communists at all, and most of which dissolved under persecution from 'patriotic' Americans who didn't understand that only the stupidest spies in the world would be actively involved in a public group that the government they were working against was monitoring? Those organizations?" You are obviously ignorant of both history and politics. The American Left has been attempting to pass themselves off as innocent little angels or misguided "students" for years. To the contrary, an activist, dedicated, pro-communist fifth column had been in operation in the UASA since the 1920's. To assert that they had no connection to the Soviet Gov't is pure idiocy. Siviet archives have confirmed theiur existence, and their usefulness to the Soviet Gov't. Coincidentally, they made great in-roads on campuses in the 1920's, and men like ALger Hiss were prime examples until their shenanigans was exposed by men like Whitaker Chambers and Joseph McCarthy. Since you obviously need an education on this issue, let's begin with a recitation of just how extensive the pro-commmunist network was in the USA up to the 1950's: Alger Hiss: Assistant Sec. of State under Roosevelt - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Harry Dexter White: Asst. Sec. of Treasury under Roosevelt - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Whie secured high-level gov't positions at the treasury department for 11 other Soviet agent ALL identified in VERONA. Lauchlin Currie: Admin. Assistant to President Roosevelt - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Duncan Lee: Chief of Staff to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The OSS was the pre-cursor organization to the CIA - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Harry Hopkins: Specal Advisor to Presdient Roosevelt - Soviet spy; identified in VERONA Henry Wallace: Vice-President of the United States (under Roosevelt...seeing a pattern). - Known Communist sympathizer, considered Winstin Churchill the USA's "main enemey" and wanted to give Stalin complete control of Eastern Europe Owen Lattimore: State Department analyst - Soviet spy, identified in VERONA Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: Soviet spys; identified in VERONA. Provided the Soviets with key information on the construction of the atomic bomb. In 1997, former KGB Colonel Alexander Feklisov identified himself publicly as Julius' handler, and openly praised their contributions to the USSR's acquisition of the bomb, calling the Rosenbergs "Heroes". He also said that the Rosenberg's network was "one of the best producing groups of agents in Soviet tecvhnological espionage." (They were guity as hell, and they got what they deserved. Good riddance!) To simply assert that the authenticity oif the VERONA Transcripts has been "debated" is laughable! By whom? Former Communists and Left-Wing sympathizers? That's like saying "OJ Simpson didn't kill Nicole, and I know this because OJ told me he's innocent." Nice try. I could go on and on, but you're probably feeling embarrased. So let's go to your next silly statement regarding Joe McCarthy. Joe McCarthy was a courageous man who called-out the Left, and they (and their willing accomplices in Hollywood and the media) have hated him for it ever since. McCarthy was very concerned that that State Department was crawling with Soviet spies. As I've already demonstrated, it was, and he was right. As a challenge, please cite thje name of one (1) person whose life was ruined by Joseph McCarthy. Just one. Please. Again, I won't hoild my breath. But I will say that calling McCarthy a drunk is duly noted. Let's not debate the merits of what he did, let's call him names!!! And I thought you guys were supposed to be so compassionate?!?!? (Incidentally, if McCarthy was such a bad-guy, why did Bobby Kennedy ask him to be God-Father to his first child? Why did John F. Kennedy refer to him as a "great Patriot"?) No, Communism is not "illegal" in the USA. But I find it interesting that the same Communists who always hide behind the blanket of protection the Constitution provides will destroy that document once they're in power. I suppose the irony is lost on you... "Almost all of our enemies from the past are our allies now! Guess what- most of them are the same people! " Yes, but to get them to be our bosom-buddies, first we had to obliterate them on the battlefield and force them to respect their betters (or, in the case of the Russians, utterly destroy their economy. God bless Ronald Reagan!) This is a world that is dominated by the aggressive use of force. Some will use it for tyranny, other for democracy. I guess your Sociology professors didn't clue you in on that one, huh?? "And what, praytell, is the 'predicament' that we are in that was caused by the PC views you think I have (simply because I don't agree with you), given your obvious support of the people who have been running things for the past six years?" Actually, I glad you asked this one. I've been hinting at it in my lengthy response. Let's have a brief history lesson. The Democrat party is soft on our enemies and loses wars (FDR aside, and if we'd been fighting Communists in WWII, it might have been different). Democrats refused to ackowledge the threat of Communism, so Republicans had to clean upi the mess. Democrats (Carter, Clinton) didn't acknowledge the threat of Radical Islam, so Rep[ublicans will have to clean up the mess. History provides numerous examples. Democrats (America's left) lost China, fought to a needless stalmate in North Korea (MacArthur would've won that one), allowed the Soviets to expand in Asia and Africa in the 60's and 70's, and if Carter had been re-elected in 1980, the Soviet Union would still be around. Clinton's cowardice in Somalia in 1993 led directly to 9/11 (just ask Bin Laden, he said so himself.) Yes, a good portion of Europe is Socialist. And their economies (and Canada) would absolutely collapse without their trade with the USA. France has double-digit unemployment, thanks to socalism. Germany just threw out their Socialist government. Socialism doesn't work. The only success these countries enjoy is when they dabble with free-market economics. History has proved it. You might want to get with the program. "You're confusing many different viewpoints and beliefs into one big mess that you can point at and say "That's the problem, there's the enemy." What sickens me is that you're doing it on purpose." Actually, I'm not confusing anything. Leftism = socialism. A socialist is only a communist who doesn't have the guts to admit what he really thinks. That's why the Democrats have such a hard time explaining their Party "platform"; it's all lies and obfuscation. If they actually told people about everything they really wanted to do, they'd be thrown out of office. Naziism was the enemy. Communism was the enemy. Islamo-fascism IS the enemy. And by the way, I am doing it on purpose. SUPERMAN: TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY! #US1# That was a long post...... but anyway yea its really dumb that they changed it. There was absolutely no reason for it. no matter what they should have kept it the same. now i have the longest post.
  10. They did a realy good job on this figure. Great head sculpt and body. Thank god a real toy company is doing it, and not DC direct
  11. haha this reminds me of that time that i argued with the idiots who wait outside movie theatres waiting for star wars.
  12. Licensed characters series BaF: Optimus Prime Toxie Papa Smurf Lion-o He-man Robocop
  13. I just got mine last night. He's really cool. His launcher works well. It made my Superman/clark flip off the table.
  14. I believe it was Doctor Octopus from Spider-man animated series. The first one i ever wanted but played with becuz my brothers friend had it was, secret wars doctor doom.
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