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REVIEW – 'Justice League' Box Set Is a Super Buy

By Jeremy Suede on January 1st, 2010

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The ‘Justice League of America’ is a superhero team that varies in roster but primarily consists of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and The Green Lantern.  These elite superheores team up to stop the most menacing of threats that endanger the entire world, galaxy and reality.  Watch them take on everything the bad guys can throw at them in all of the 91 episodes of Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited in this box set that will entertain everyone in your team.

It all started with the Justice League series that ran for two seasons on television.  This well received and critically acclaimed series stared Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, The Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl in 3-4 episodes story arcs that took them from the far reaches of space to every corner of the globe.  On these discs they take on Lex Luthor, Gorilla Grodd, The Joker and even the government.

After the Justice League was so well received and the producers wanted to add “something” more, so they expanded the roster to include, well, every good guy from the DC Comic UniverseJustice League: Unlimited abandoned the multiple episode story lines and instead opted for one timers that expanded on a story line for the whole season.  This is my favorite part of the whole series.  These easy to swallow and action packed episodes  are fun to watch and actually have smart writing.  The concepts are not too difficult for a child to grasp but some of the deeper themes are meant for adults.  They feature new heroes like Green Arrow, Captain Atom, Captain Marvel, Huntress and The Question fighting along side the big time heroes (Batman, Superman, etc.)

This is a great series for anyone really.  Very entertaining with smart dialogue and action packed sequences.  While you may not have the time to sit around and watch them, you will be tempted to because they are just that cool.  But if you are already a fan and your kids own the previously released seasons, then do not buy this product because the only difference is the packaging.

Let me know what you think and add your own review in the comments section.

Justice League: Complete Series Stats

  • $67.99 from Amazon.com
  • Metal storage container holds two books of discs
  • 91 episodes on 15 discs
  • Creator Commentaries, featurettes and more special features

Justice League: Complete Series Reviews

“Just received this wonderful series the other day … great packaging, love the metal case. The covers & booklets were in the wrong case, but just made the switch & all was in order . I remember the original series from my own childhood & how every Saturday morning I was waiting for it … I’m loving it from my adult perspective. My 5yr. old son is getting this for Christmas & he is going to be thrilled, bet his eyes light up ! the quality of the animation is great, it doesn’t look dated . This is better than lots of the primetime programs … I am more than pleased with the purchase. I like the fact that it teaches values & helping others & that no matter how big a challenge, there is an answer . It will definetely hold his attention & I think we will more than get our monies worth on this set ! I would heartily recommend this gem to any age group. A must have for the serious collector.” – from a customer review via Amazon.com

“I like the metal tin can cover and inside the 2 full series’s of justice league and justice league unlimited are separated in the tin metal can by 2 boxsets with an artwork booklet. The extras dvd is not a big deal at all, it’s just the extra stuff put on that one dvd instead of spreading it out through the dvd’s like it originally was plus ur added bonus content which is not a big deal. Still i prefer getting everything in ONE SHOT over buying it separately having messes and taking up space. Great buy although for me a little too pricey as i could have gotten all the original series boxsets cheaper.” – from a customer review via Amazon.com

The case for running budget deficits — and how to get rid of them; Sometimes, deficits are a good thing this web site how to get rid of razor bumps

International Herald Tribune December 5, 2009 | Robert H Frank Robert H Frank International Herald Tribune 12-05-2009 The case for running budget deficits — and how to get rid of them; Sometimes, deficits are a good thing Byline: Robert H Frank Section: Economic View Type: News

Whether deficits are bad in the long run depends on how borrowed money is spent.

Few subjects rival a national government’s budget deficit in their power to provoke muddled thinking.

It’s a pity, because there are really only three basic truths that policy makers need to know about deficits: First, it’s actually good to run them during deep economic downturns. Second, whether deficits are bad in the long run depends on how borrowed money is spent. And third, eliminating deficits entirely would not require any painful sacrifices.

Evidence for the first two propositions is compelling. The third is controversial, but as I’ll explain, it’s true nonetheless. Policies grounded on these propositions would greatly improve our economic prospects.

The first proposition comes from the eminent British economist John Maynard Keynes, who argued that when total spending falls well below the level required for full employment, the economy won’t recover quickly on its own. Consumers won’t lead the way, because even those who still have jobs are fearful they might lose them. And most businesses won’t invest, since they already have more capacity than they need. Only government, Keynes concluded, has both the motive and opportunity to increase spending significantly during deep downturns.

Of course, if the government borrows to do so, the debt must eventually be repaid (or the interest on it must be paid forever). That fact has provoked strident protests about government “bankrupting our grandchildren.”

It’s an absurd complaint. Failure to stimulate the economy would mean a longer downturn. That, in turn, would mean longer stretches of reduced tax receipts, increased unemployment insurance payouts and depressed private investment. The net result? Higher total public borrowing and a permanent decline in productivity compared with what we would have had under effective economic stimulus.

Once the economy is back on its feet, deficit logic changes. At full employment, additional borrowing often compromises future prosperity, just as critics say. On President George W. Bush’s watch, for example, the national debt rose to $10 trillion from $5 trillion. Most of that borrowing went for a war in Iraq and tax cuts that largely allowed for additional consumption only. The country’s grandchildren will be poorer as a result.

But the reverse would be true if government borrowing were used for productive investments. After decades of neglect of major infrastructure in the United States, attractive public investment opportunities abound. It’s been estimated, for example, that eliminating bottlenecks on the Northeast rail corridor would generate $12 billion in benefits at a cost of only $6 billion. These are present-value estimates. When government undertakes such investments, our grandchildren become richer, not poorer. here how to get rid of razor bumps

But they would be richer in the long run if we paid for those investments with our own savings rather than with borrowed money, for that would allow our grandchildren to benefit from the miracle of compound interest.

Many fiscal hawks insist that the only way to eliminate deficits and pay for additional investment is by cutting government spending. But as California’s experience suggests, that approach often backfires. Government programs have constituents. The programs that get the ax are often not the least valuable ones, but those whose supporters have the least influence. California’s public schools, once among the best in the country, are now among the worst.

To eliminate deficits, we need additional revenue. The encouraging news is that we could raise more than enough to balance government budgets by replacing our existing tax system with one that taxes activities that cause harm to others. Called Pigovian taxes by economists — after the English economist Arthur Cecil Pigou — such levies create a burden that is more than offset by the reductions they cause in costly side effects of everyday human activities.

When producers emit sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, for example, the resulting acid rain harms others. As the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act demonstrated, the most efficient and least intrusive remedy was to tax sulfur dioxide emissions. Doing so entailed no net sacrifice, because solving the same problem by prescriptive regulation would have been much more costly.

Similarly, when motorists enter congested roadways, they impose additional delays on others. Here, too, taxation is the best remedy. The time that congestion fees save is more valuable than the fees are burdensome.

When the transactions of financial speculators fuel asset bubbles, they increase the risk of financial meltdowns. A small tax on those transactions would reduce that risk.

When drivers buy heavier vehicles, they increase others’ risk of dying in accidents. This risk would be lower if vehicles were taxed by weight. Carbon dioxide emissions contribute to climate change. Here as well, taxation offers the most efficient and least intrusive remedy.

Anti-tax zealots denounce all taxation as theft, as depriving citizens of their right to spend their hard-earned incomes as they see fit. Yet nowhere does the Constitution grant us the right not to be taxed. Nor does it grant us the right to harm others with impunity. No one is permitted to steal our cars or vandalize our homes. Why should opponents of taxation be allowed to harm us in less direct ways?

Taxes on harmful activities would be justified quite apart from any need to balance government budgets. But such taxes would also generate ample revenue for the public services we demand, quieting the ill-considered commentary about deficits.

In the meantime, however, such commentary continues to render intelligent political decisions about deficits less likely. For example, 58 percent of respondents in a recent NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll in the United States said the president and Congress should worry less about lifting the economy than keeping the deficit down, while only 35 percent said economic recovery was a higher priority.

If we really want to bankrupt our grandchildren, that poll charts a promising course.

Robert H. Frank, an economist at Cornell University, is also co- director of the Paduano Seminar in Business Ethics at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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  • ARIEL J. HOLDER

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