Random blurting There are two "ass"-es in "assassinated." (The one doing it and the one being it, presumeably.) I agree with anyone who said that blind patriotism is no excuse for whatever that mess was. Without any real evidence to back it up, I'd just like to point out that all great countries throughout history have done foolish things, made terrible mistakes, committed unspeakable atrocities, and other stuff. That's how they come to be "great." (insert tongue-in-cheek smiley here) Anyway, Magic cards do cost about 30 cents too much per pack. Boxes will never be available for $40 or less at the size they come in now. And. The World's Smartest Person (documented, anyway) is an American. Our elections take too long? Where did that come from? The campaigns take a brief eternity, but the election takes a day. The results are known (with one glaring recent exception) within hours after polls close, and the inaguration takes place on a couple of months afterward (not of necessity, but of the fact that that's just when it happens). At least we don't have to wait for our government to decide that it's okay if we even have an election. (aimed at no one in particular) And I'd like to know which countries, in particular, are laughing at the US and think we're all stupid. I mean, since it's most of them (?) it should not be hard to come up with a list of them along with actual scientific poll results, perhaps some quotes of national leaders... I mean, I know that at least one country is convinced that we are the Great Satan but this idea that we are globally reviled is, well, ignorant. I would never buy an individual booster pack again if boxes only cost $40. Is the reason that American fashions and fads sweep Japan (and other nations) like wildfire evidence of the universal hatred directed at us? We must hate them, too, to buy so much PokeMon stuff... (hmm... PokeMon could be evidence of our stupidity after all) PokeMon did not kill Magic. Praise god. If PokeMon cards could be had at $40 per box I still would not buy them. I have two holofoil Charizards. Does anybody want to trade me something for them? No foreign offers, please. I also have Blastoises. Actually I have quite a few holofoils. I am eager to sell. Offer only good in English-speaking countries that do not hate the US. (sorry) Those in the US who hate the US should go live in Canada. Canada rules even thugh they still have the Queen of England on their backs. Queen. Heh. I wonder why the band, Queen, chose that name? DO they play Magic in Viet Nam? I rest my case.