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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Battlestar Galactica
« on: May 17, 2008, 10:07 PM »
Justin, maybe you need to come over sometime. Comcast has basically the whole season so far "on demand". Better viewing on a TV than a computer screen.  ;)

I might just take you up on that!  The online thing has been working okay for me since I went with reduced cable several weeks ago, but I've usually caught the latest episode late Sunday or during the following week.  As of tonight, the latest episode is still not up, and I can't find anything or anyone that knows when they post the new ones.   :-\

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Feedback / Re: jedijaybird's feedback
« on: May 17, 2008, 03:00 PM »
Thanks to the Jaybird for ferrying all my trade goodies last night ("and for taking the Yoda head out our storage room" yells my wife. )  ;)

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Feedback / Re: Dan's (pka Bob Dylan SW fan) feedback
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:58 PM »
Thanks for the additional Scouts and assorted goodies Dan-o!

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:56 PM »
For those of you that have been waiting, Target has their Iron Man figures on sale for $7.99.  :)

John

None of my Targets have Iron Man figures.

You mean they're sold out or they have no pegs for Iron Man? :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Battlestar Galactica
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:56 PM »
Another wow episode with an awesome ending. This season is moving at a great pace.

Anyone know when this will be up for viewing on scifi.com?  I thought they were usually ready to go by Saturday afternoon following a new episode, but no sign of the new episode yet.  Bummer for those of us that don't get the scifi channel.   :P

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Nowadays is very hard to acquire a real vintage SW figure from 3/4 inches,

Check Ebay - you can find lots of vintage figs for good prices, particularly if you need a bunch and buy them in a lot.   ;)

Not a fan of them releasing original vintage figs and I don't think they ever will. 

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Conventions / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2008
« on: May 16, 2008, 01:57 PM »
Hoping the SW Emperor Head Thingie is available online as well, but looking to pick up at least one of these if not two.

If anyone is able to nab me a Kazar set, I would love to get one of those.  Any idea on how much they'll charge?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Wal-Mart
« on: May 15, 2008, 01:39 PM »
The Wal-Mart where we live treats there employees well and I've talked with many of them over their years of being there and they seem genuinely happy. So in the small scale it seems ok to me, but the grander picture is always different. BTW Jedi I love the flying pizza between Han and Vader.  I'm still trying to figure out how to upload without having a website. If anyone has the time please email me, Thanx!

Thanks!  I still crack up once in a while when I see that flying pizza.  Can't remember what site I got it from, but just search for star wars avatars sometime and you will see some cool stuff.

As for picture hosting, I use photobucket.  Here's a link to my pictures so you can see how it lays them out.  You can just copy the code from right below your picture - very slick.  Just hit Join Now in the upper left side of the screen and register (its free and I've gotten no spam from them that I know of).  ;)

http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/

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Kubricks / Re: Custom Star Wars Kubricks
« on: May 15, 2008, 12:54 AM »
Dude, that Durge is awesome.  Great job!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Wal-Mart
« on: May 14, 2008, 08:56 PM »
You love them and you know it!  ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 14, 2008, 06:26 PM »
Justin - No need to get so confrontational. This is just suppose to be a friendly little chat about what people think about Wal-mart, or what that have heard, seen, or read about them.  No one opinion is Right, Wrong, or Indifferent; we are all entitled to our own opinion.

Personally I hate Wal-Mart, as I have been an employee so I know what they are cappable of. Mikey wants to pee on them if I remember correctly, but my friend that works for them at Corporate loves them, so it all good.

Ryan - Aren't you supposed to be at the post sending stuff to Chicago?   ;)  My comment about Name having a wrong opinion was sarcastic, hence the  ;)  ;)  ;) afterwards.  I wouldn't classify offering a different point of view as confrontational - as you said, we are all entitled to our own opinion and the heart of any blog is people posting their opinions.  Otherwise every reply would just say "Yes, I agree!"

If you haven't guessed by now, my pet peeve (original topic of our discussion) is people who blindly judge a person or group of persons without really looking at all of the angles and facts.  Based on additional evidence, I'm trying to counter what I believe to be prejudice against Wal-Mart. 

I'm also not a very big fan of the word hate in general.   :-\

Hate {–verb}: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward...

Why would you feel "extreme hostility" towards a corporation that lowers consumer prices across all retailers, donates more actual dollars than any of their peers, or more personally - gave you a paycheck?  I don't like to shop there, but I really haven't seen a lot of rationale for people to hate Wal-Mart, outside of Mike who secretly loves them.   :-*

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 14, 2008, 06:02 PM »
Perhaps I should have been more clear in my initial post to get my point across a little better and said "here's another reason for people to hate the Walmart Corporation".  I'm not a Walmart hater, never said I was, never came out against them, I merely said what they were doing was wasteful.  You made assumptions and ran with them and began insulting fellow members .............

Okay...let's get a few facts straight here.  This is your direct quote to start your story...

Yet another reason to hate the Walmart Corporation. 

I posted a response and at the end stated...

I'm sure the WM Haters will pipe in now...

I didn't address you specifically, but rather a group of people who just look for reasons to bash Wal-Mart any chance they get.  That may or may not be you, but to be fair, I don't think its wild speculation to assume you hate Wal-Mart when you start a topic stating Yet another reason to hate Wal-Mart ...

At what point did I begin insulting fellow members?   ???  Does having an unpopular view of the situation or providing contrasting arguements imply that I'm now insulting others? 

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Watto's Junk Yard / More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:33 PM »
Here's another way that Walmart keeps prices low for us.  Raising Walmart's minimum wage to $10 an hour would net the Walmart employees living at 200% below the poverty level an annual an increase of  between $1020 and $4640 in their incomes.  That would be nice and all, but my heavens it would cost the average Walmart customer $9.70 a year!!!!  Thank GOD that Walmart can squeeze so much out of their employees for less than $8 per hour....just one more way that they are saving the world by offering discount Cheetos.

I'm pretty sure there is an "I hate Walmart Thread" around here somewhere - maybe you'd feel more comfortable posting there.  Curious to know how these figures stack up against Target or McDonald's.

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Watto's Junk Yard / More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:31 PM »
I never said that Walmart was evil, or that their giving had anything to do with goodness or evilness in any way.

I'm not sure where you're going with this goodness/evilness thing.  My responses were initially geared to Tracy who started out her post as "Yet another reason to hate the Walmart Corporation."  Sorry to burst your bubble, but not every post is about you or your comments.

If we're going to use giving as an indicator of goodness - which is flawed thinking anyway - then I thought it should benchmarked against their closes peer - Target - and the only way to compare that benchmark of relative goodness is by looking at who dug the deepest into their own pockets (and not the pockets of their employees and customers). 

Why are you making an arguement based on a measure you don't believe in?  If giving is not an "indicator of goodness" as you call it, why waste time comparing "relative goodness" between Target and Wal-Mart?  You're the one that brought Target into the conversation.   

Another way of looking at those numbers is to say that Walmart earned nearly 9 times what Target did in 2007, yet Target returned nearly 5 times as much of their percentage of earnings to the communities they operate in...It doesn't begin to compare to the benchmark set by their corporate peers.

Your arguement over percentages and ratios is duly noted several times in previous posts.  I get that in your mind, a guy who makes $100 and contributes $5 to charity is the same as a guy who makes $1,000,000 giving $50,000 to charity.  I personally think their both doing something good (i.e. evidence that maybe we shouldn't blindly attack them at every opportunity).  You're the one forcing a comparison of "goodness" by Wal-Mart's peers...

How noble of them to give about 1.5% of their income to charitable causes.  We should all live like WalMart...

5% seems to work out well for Target

All I'm saying is that if you really need to compare then in the example above, I personally think the guy giving $50,000 is doing more to help charitable causes than the guy giving $100.  If you truly see them as being equal contributors, then I guess you're entitled to your own wrong opinion.   ;)

Otherwise we could just as easily say "Walmart is not evil - they intentionally did not kill any babies in 2007.  They even have policy saying that they do not kill babies."

I have no idea what you're talking about here, so I'll just chalk this comment up to heavy drinking or drain bamage.  ;D

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I think the sculpting and outfits of the original 12" figs are really good.  What you will be unimpressed with is the lack of articulation.  Most have about the same limited range of motion as barbie dolls, so as long as you're going to just display them in box or loose, standing straight, they're pretty good. 

I haven't opened my sideshow figs, but I have much of the Original 12" figs open/loose.  I just posted pics of them the other day - scroll way to the bottom of JediJman's Collection to see a good chunk of them loose.

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