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51  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Presidential Candidates 2016: 10 Democrats Who Might Be the Next Nominee on: April 15, 2014, 11:50:30 AM
2016 Watch: O'Malley heads to Nevada
Posted by
CNN's Ashley Killough and CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will headline a Democratic event next month in Nevada, a state that draws potential White House candidates as it's the first western state to vote in the primary and caucus calendar.

The Democratic governor will give the keynote speech at the 2014 Clark County Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Las Vegas on May 2, the Nevada Democratic Party announced Monday.

While O'Malley has said he's focused on his last year as governor, he's also weighing a presidential run and has said he's preparing the "ground work" for a potential campaign.

O'Malley has visited other crucial primary states in the past year, including New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Hillary Clinton's understudy waits in the wings

If he runs for president - and Hillary Clinton runs as well - the Maryland governor could find himself far behind the former secretary of state, recent public opinion polls show.

According to a CNN/ORC International poll released last month, 64% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic nationwide said they would back Clinton for the Democratic nomination, while only 4 % said they would support O'Malley.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/14/2016-watch-omalley-heads-to-nevada/
52  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 15, 2014, 11:49:15 AM
Eric Holder 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Marijuana Legalization In Washington And Colorado
Posted: 04/15/2014 7:30 am EDT Updated: 04/15/2014 10:59 am EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation of marijuana.

But the nation's top law enforcement official, who spoke to The Huffington Post in an interview on Friday, also said it was tough to predict where marijuana legalization will be in 10 years.

"I'm not just saying that, I think it's hard to tell," Holder said in a jury room at the federal courthouse in Charleston, which he visited as part of the Justice Department's Smart on Crime initiative. "I think there might have been a burst of feeling that what happened in Washington and Colorado was going to be soon replicated across the country. I'm not sure that is necessarily the case. I think a lot of states are going to be looking to see what happens in Washington, what happens in Colorado before those decisions are made in substantial parts of the country."

Under Holder, the Justice Department has allowed marijuana legalization to move forward in Washington and Colorado and has issued guidance to federal prosecutors that is intended to open up banking access for pot shops that are legal on the state level.

Based on the reports he has received out of Washington and Colorado, Holder also said he thinks things are going about how he'd expected them to go.

"I think what people have to understand is that when we have those eight priorities that we have set out, it essentially means that the federal government is not going to be involved in the prosecution of small-time, possessory drug cases, but we never were," Holder said. "So I'm not sure that I see a huge change yet, we've tried to adapt to the situation in Colorado with regard to how money is kept and transacted and all that stuff, and try to open up the banking system."

"But I think, so far, I'm cautiously optimistic," Holder continued. "But as I indicated to both governors, we will be monitoring the progress of those efforts and if we conclude that they are not being done in an appropriate way, we reserve our rights to file lawsuits."

Holder's positive outlook on how legalization is going in Washington and Colorado stands in contrast to the views expressed by Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart, who reportedly criticized President Barack Obama for comparing marijuana to alcohol. Leonhart claimed earlier this month that voters were mislead when they voted to legalize and regulate marijuana on the state level, that Mexican drug cartels are "setting up shop" in Washington and Colorado and that this country should have "never gone forward" with legalization. Another DEA official recently claimed that "every single parent out there" opposed marijuana legalization.

Washington and Colorado, of course, aren't the only places in the U.S. reforming their approach to marijuana. In March, Washington, D.C., decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Asked about D.C.'s move, Holder said it didn't make sense to send people to jail on possession charges.

"Well, I'll tell you, as a former judge, I had to put in jail substantial numbers of young people for possessory drug offenses, and it was not from the perspective I had as a judge necessarily a good use of law enforcement resources," Holder said. "When I became U.S. attorney we put in place certain guidelines so that people would not end up, especially young people, with criminal records and all that then implies for them."

"So again, we'll see how it works in Washington, D.C.," Holder said.

Asked about his own personal history with marijuana, Holder told HuffPost he used pot in college and had characterized it as "youthful experimentation" in background checks for various federal nominations.

"Yeah, I certainly have said in my four, five, whatever number confirmation hearings I've had that you fill out the forms, that I had 'youthful experimentation' -- I think was the phrase that we were told to use -- when I was in college," Holder said.

Holder also acknowledged the Obama administration has made the political decision not to unilaterally "reschedule" marijuana by taking it off the list of what the federal government considers the most dangerous drugs, though that is something the attorney general has the authority to do. Instead, Holder has said DOJ would be willing to work with Congress if they want to reschedule marijuana, which doesn't seem likely to happen in the near future.

"I think that given what we have done in dealing with the whole Smart on Crime initiative and the executive actions that we have taken, that when it comes to rescheduling, I think this is something that should come from Congress," Holder said. "We'd be willing to work with Congress if there is a desire on the part of Congress to think about rescheduling. But I think I'd want to hear, get a sense from them about where they'd like to be."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/eric-holder-marijuana-legalization_n_5148663.html
53  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Another Bush in the White House? on: April 15, 2014, 11:48:11 AM
Trump: Jeb Bush Angered Many With 'Act of Love' Statement
Monday, 14 Apr 2014
By Greg Richter

Donald Trump says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush angered many Republican voters when he said a week ago that many illegal immigrants enter the United States as an "act of love" to provide for their families.

Appearing over the weekend at the "Freedom Summit" in Manchester, N.H., crowds booed Bush's words when Trump paraphrased them.

"That's one I've never heard of before. I've heard a lot. I've heard money, I've heard this, I've heard sex, I've heard everything. The one thing I've never heard of was love," Trump told the crowd. "I understand what he's saying. But, you know, it's out there."

Trump said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" that he was having fun when he made the remarks, so he was caught off guard at how strong the negative reaction was to Bush's statement.

Both Trump and Bush have said they are considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. Bush has the backing of the party's establishment, while Trump aligns with the conservative wing.

Trump told host Neil Cavuto he believes the United States is built on laws, and they should be respected.

"You either have a country or you don't," Trump said. "And if we're not going to have boundaries and we're not going to have borders, you don't have a country."

http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/jeb-bush-donald-trump-freedom-summitt/2014/04/14/id/565583#ixzz2yyxjFZli
54  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Nudity Goes Legal In Munich on: April 14, 2014, 02:36:47 PM
If they're going to do something like this here, there must be standards.  Some people on the beach already look like a public nuisance with their clothes ON.   Smiley
55  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Sports Discussion Boards / Re: Niners on: April 14, 2014, 02:21:28 PM
Phenomenal talent on the field but a .10 brain off of it.

I don't know what is wrong with him. 

Wait.  Actually I do know what part of the problem might be.  I've said for years that taking a kid with poor life training and turning him into an overnight millionaire is a recipe for disaster.  I remember Lawrence Taylor talking about how his drug habit started because he was walking about with six figures spending money and didn't find a productive way to spend the money. 

These kids have no oversight.  Nobody telling them "no."  Surrounded by leaches. 

I don't know if this kid had poor life training, but that could be part of the problem (along with the money). 
56  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 14, 2014, 02:18:14 PM
Why the fuck would I care what an astronomer thinks of abiogenesis? being a doctor or a professor aren't arguments in themselves.

dude I get being spiritual but religions are bullshit, the world makes sense, god has never been found in any gap, that will likely continue. Why not face reality? god might exist but science explains the creation properly, ie objectively.

I wasn't asking you if you cared about what the guy thinks.  Just recounting what I thought was an interesting discussion. 

I know some of you atheists are obsessed with God and religion, but I'm not talking about God and religion. 
57  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Sports Discussion Boards / Re: Niners on: April 14, 2014, 01:29:58 PM
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.  This dude needs held.   Undecided

Aldon Smith arrested at airport
Updated: April 14, 2014
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Los Angeles police arrested San Francisco 49ers linebacker-defensive end Aldon Smith at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon after he indicated he was in possession of a bomb.

Smith was booked Sunday afternoon, according to LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox. Smith was charged with a false bomb report, which is punishable by up to one year in jail. He posted $20,000 bail Sunday night, according to multiple reports.

49ers general manager Trent Baalke issued a statement saying: "We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment."

According to Los Angeles World Airports PIO Sgt. Karla Ortiz, the incident happened as the man, later identified as Smith, was going through Terminal 1 screening and was randomly selected for secondary screening.

Smith then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding toward the gate area, according to Ortiz.

Los Angeles Airport Police made contact with him at the gate and he then became uncooperative again and was detained and taken into custody by Airport Police.

Many people on the scene, including former Marine veteran Clayton Mullaly, captured the incident on video.

This incident is Smith's latest run-in with the law.

In November, Smith pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from an incident at a party at his home in 2012.

Smith also missed five games this past season while spending time in an alcohol treatment center. He entered treatment voluntarily three days after he was arrested for drunken driving for the second time since early 2012.

It's a jam-packed, guest filled offseason podcast hosted by Robert Flores. Adam Caplan, Bill Williamson, Darren Rovell and Mike Freeman examine the latest NFL stories.

Despite the five-game absence, Smith finished with 12 sacks and 34 tackles over the course of the Niners' season, which ended in a NFC Championship Game loss to division rival Seattle.

Smith, 24, is facing charges for both the arrest for the incident at his home and the September arrest for drunk driving. This latest incident could trigger league discipline. The NFL did not suspend Smith after the September arrest. In October, commissioner Roger Goodell said the fact that Smith voluntarily sought treatment could play a role in him not getting a suspension.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10777877/aldon-smith-detained-los-angeles-airport
58  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Nudity Goes Legal In Munich on: April 14, 2014, 01:27:16 PM
Is something like this viable in the U.S.?

Nudity Goes Legal In Munich
Cecilia Rodriguez

Leave it to the Germans to allow naked people to roam freely…but only in certain places.

So goes the general reaction in Europe these days to the news that the city of Munich has given enthusiastic approval to allowing naked people to stroll freely and to sunbathe in public spaces.

This doesn’t mean that just anybody who feels like taking his or her clothes off can strip down everywhere. The city, according to the Atlantic Cities, has designated six official “Urban Naked Zones” in parks offering privacy, but also only minutes away from the busy city center.

“While these areas’ locations in parkland gives them a degree of seclusion, none of them are fenced off or hidden away,” the site reports. “One spot is barely 10 minutes from Munich’s main square, located along a stream to which tourists flock.”

The situation arose due to the recent expiration of legislation controlling nude sunbathing in Bavaria, of which Munich is the capital. City leaders had to decide whether to allow sun-seekers to strip in public.

Around the continent, Germans have the reputation of being “nudist obsessive” as well as “tanning obsessive.” It’s no surprise that many nudist beaches around Europe are frequented mostly by Germans — as are saunas and Turkish baths,  where it’s a safe assumption that the most comfortable naked body walking nearby belongs to a German.

“Germans are often considered to be more at one with nature than us prudish Brits,” the Mail Online commented.

Atlantic Cities reaches an interesting conclusion: “Allowing nude sunbathing in these six places, Munich is in many ways only acknowledging a practice that has gone on for years.”

In fact, Germany has allowed nude beaches since 1920, and in Munich the Englischer Garten has been a place for people hanging out in the buff since the 1960s. Its “Beautiful Meadow” area, Schonfeldweise, is considered a must-visit for nudist tourists.

Also a number of spots along some of the islands over the Isar River that runs through the city are public nudist refuges.

For Feargus O’Sullivan of Atlantic Cities, “what Germany does have is a strong exculture tradition that seeks to escape artifice and the pressures of city life to return to something supposedly more natural. Seen in this light, stripping off in public is the voluntary removal of a heavy mask, a return to unvarnished honesty rather than some titter-worthy peek-a-boo. Places where this is allowed to happen are spaces of truce, where there is a generally observed agreement  that people will spare each other physical scrutiny and appraisal.”

In that context, by allowing naked sunbathing Munich is performing its public duty, simply acknowledging that even in the midst of a big city, nature and peace are to be enjoyed in a natural state.

“Whenever the sun is out, you’ll find Münchner of all ages, shapes and sizes catching some rays as nature intended,” writes the Mail Online. “It’s considered as much the perfect lunchtime escape from the stresses of a busy day for office workers as it a place for friends and families to gather at weekends, and the atmosphere is always convivial and laid-back,”

The site speculates that the park is named the English Garden because of its original horticultural style and “not as an ironic way of poking fun at traditional British prudery.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2014/04/14/nudity-goes-legal-in-munich/
59  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Another Bush in the White House? on: April 14, 2014, 01:25:27 PM
April 13, 2014
Paul defends Jeb on 'act of love' comments
By Alexandra Jaffe
ABC US News | ABC Business News

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) defended former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) against conservative criticism over Bush’s comments that some illegal immigration is an “act of love.”

In an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Paul said that Bush "might have been more artful, maybe, in the way he presented this, but I don’t want to say, ‘Oh he’s terrible for saying this.’ ”

Bush faced backlash from conservatives after making his comments. On Saturday in New Hampshire, where Paul was conducting his own interview, billionaire Donald Trump’s mention of the governor and his comments at a conservative conference drew boos from the crowd.

Paul has been traveling the nation over the past six months trying to expand the GOP’s appeal, and frequently counsels the need for the party to be seen as more compassionate and welcoming.

On Sunday, he preached compassion toward illegal immigrants, but said such a message needs to include an emphasis on border control as well.

Paul said his message would be that “people who seek the American Dream are not bad people ... however, we can't invite the whole world."

“When you say they’re doing an act of love and you don’t follow it up with, ‘We have to control the border,’ people think, ‘Well, because they’re doing this for kind reasons, the whole world can come to our country,’ ” he added.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/203424-paul-defends-jeb-bush-on-act-of-love-comments#ixzz2ytVgZDAa
60  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 14, 2014, 01:24:16 PM
I think I said responsible usage didn't I? making your point moot.

Maybe, maybe not.  Depends on the drug. 
61  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 14, 2014, 01:22:42 PM
Ok, so the first issue is that you seem to be confusing theory and facts, there are theories, with many facts.

Autocatalytic theory for example explains life, do you buy it? well that depends on the weight of the evidence. I am throwing my hat in with natural order being maintained as we have never witnessed it otherwise.

Not confusing them.  I understand theories can have a mix of fact and opinion/things that have not been proved.  That was my whole point.  I'm just using a word that people are running away from.   

I had an interesting discussion with a recently retired astronomy professor the other day.  Never really thought about what a fascinating field it is to work/study/teach in.  I brought up the issue of life with him.  He said there is always an ongoing search for life in other parts of the universe from "regular" life (e.g., simple cells, etc.) to intelligent life.  No luck with either.  I asked him for the current prevailing scientific theory on the origin of life on earth.  He couldn't really say. 

Also, he said scientists never use absolutes.  They always use qualified language, because things change so often.  One of the things he loved to do was go into his class and tell them he was wrong, because they found something new. 

Very interesting stuff.  Gave me a different perspective of space.  I'm going to buy a telescope.  (Had one years ago but sold it.)
62  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 11, 2014, 04:14:34 PM
what does that have to do with your assertion and you punting whenasked about it?



Just showing your punt was a lot longer than mine. 
63  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Another Bush in the White House? on: April 11, 2014, 02:35:21 PM
Jeb Bush Defends 'Act of Love' Immigration Comments
Friday, 11 Apr 2014
By Drew MacKenzie

Potential presidential contender Jeb Bush defended his "act of love" comments about illegal immigrants on Thursday while also saying he believes immigration laws must be enforced.

The former Florida governor came under fire from GOP conservatives this week for saying that people who had come to America illegally to provide a better life for their families "broke the law, but it's not a felony, it's an act of love."

On Thursday night, he attempted to explain his controversial remarks during a speech in Connecticut at the annual Prescott Bush Award dinner named after his grandfather, according to Politico.

"This past weekend, I made some statements about immigration reform [that] generated a little more news than I anticipated," the younger brother of former President George W. Bush told the 700 guests.

"You know, I've been saying this for the last three or four years. I said the exact same thing that I've said regularly. And the simple fact is, there is no conflict between enforcing our laws, believing in the rule of law and having some sensitivity to the immigrant experience, which is part of who we are as a country."

Bush, who has been a longtime advocate of immigration reform, added, "It is not an American value to allow people to stay in the shadows." He was referring to the millions of undocumented immigrants who live and work in the country illegally while hoping one day to attain legal status.

As an example, Bush singled out a high school athlete at Miami Beach High School who's been in the United States since he was a young boy but who had recently been ordered to return to "to his native land." Bush said that the message the teen was being told was, "You're not worthy of being successful in our country."

"To be young and dynamic again we have to be young and dynamic again," Bush added, saying that Americans need to look on "immigration reform not as a problem, but as a huge opportunity."

His "act of love" statement had riled up conservatives and other GOP lawmakers who oppose any form of pathway to citizenship or "amnesty" for illegals.

"We appreciate the compassion in the statement, but the best compassion you can show a people is to uphold justice," said Tamara Scott, a Republican National Committee member and leading Christian conservative from Iowa, according to The Associated Press.

Al Hoffman, a Republican megadonor who chaired George W. Bush's presidential campaigns, said, "It's going to kill the Republican Party."

Bush's comments were praised by some Republicans who are hoping to capture Hispanic votes in the November midterm elections and in 2016. In 2012, more than 70 percent of Hispanics voted for President Barack Obama over GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

"The worst thing that can happen to a political party is not for voters to decide they don't like you," Alex Castellanos, a GOP consultant and former Romney adviser, told AP. "It's for voters to decide you don't like them. And that's where the Republican Party is right now."

The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform package last year, but House Speaker John Boehner said in February there was little chance of immigration laws being passed in the House this year because of fears the Obama administration cannot be trusted to enforce the laws.

Jeb Bush, who is weighing a presidential bid for 2016, indicated in his speech on Thursday that immigration is a personal matter to him because he met his Mexican-born wife of 40 years, Columbia, while he was an exchange student in that country.

"Forty years of marriage for me is a big darn deal and I love her very much," he said.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Jeb-Bush-immigration-amnesty-Republican/2014/04/11/id/565010#ixzz2ycFZZMIz
64  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Obama's Leadership on: April 11, 2014, 02:33:59 PM
There is our president, out there leading by example, paying more taxes, increasing his charitable contributions . . . .

President Obama and Vice President Biden’s 2013 Tax Returns
Jay Carney
April 11, 2014

Today, the President released his 2013 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $481,098. The Obamas paid $98,169 in total tax.

The President and First Lady also reported donating $59,251 – or about 12.3 percent of their adjusted gross income – to 32 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was $8,751 to the Fisher House Foundation. The President’s effective federal income tax rate is 20.4 percent. The President pushed for and signed into law legislation that makes the system more fair and helps the middle class by extending tax cuts to middle class and working families and asks the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. In 2013, as a result of his policies, the President was subject to limitations in tax preferences, as well as additional Medicare and investment income taxes, for high income earners. The President and First Lady also released their Illinois income tax return and reported paying $23,328 in state income tax.

DOWNLOAD THE OBAMAS' TAX RETURNS

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden also released their 2013 federal income tax returns, as well as state income tax returns for both Delaware and Virginia. The Bidens filed joint federal and combined Delaware income tax returns. Dr. Biden filed a separate non-resident Virginia tax return. Together, they reported adjusted gross income of $407,009. The Bidens paid $96,378 in total federal tax for 2013, amounting to an effective tax rate of 23.7 percent. They also paid $14,644 in Delaware income tax and Dr. Biden paid $3,470 in Virginia income tax. The Bidens contributed $20,523 to charity in 2013, including contributing the royalties received from Dr. Biden’s children’s book, net of taxes, to the USO.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/11/president-obama-and-vice-president-biden-s-2013-tax-returns
65  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Random Political Pictures on: April 11, 2014, 02:28:18 PM
66  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 11, 2014, 02:23:05 PM
Right, but that's their problem. Responsible adults shouldn't be handcuffed by the weak and mentally ill. It also harms no one.

A bit an overstatement, no?  People who drink and drive hurt people.  Same for any other person who abuses a drug and then hurts someone. 

Also, we have a crackheads/ice users here who commit a lot of property crime. 
67  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 11, 2014, 02:19:12 PM
Not knowing how something happened or how something works isnt a hole in a persons believe system.  It simply means not knowing. 

Admitting you dont know isnt punting, its just being honest. 

However, asserting that theories rely on a mixture of faith and facts and citing something you dont even believe is a theory as the basis for your agument is the real punt here. 

It isn't just not knowing "how something happened."  It's the origin of life on earth, arguably the biggest mystery today. 
68  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 10, 2014, 05:39:12 PM
Agreed. That;s my point. It;'s the person not the drug. ALWAYS. the drug is the crutch of choice, some are more difficult to manage and probably positively correlate with illness. That is the worse the trauma/issue the harder the drug.



I agree to an extent.  Yes the person and how they use is a huge factor.  The drug itself is a factor too.  Some are more dangerous than others. 

The problem with moderation is many people don't use legal or illegal drugs in moderation. 
69  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles on: April 10, 2014, 05:37:08 PM


Doesn't seem likely.  I would think there are many like me who are comfortable that we simply don't know.  Saying we don't know does not mean we are taking anything of faith.  It just means something occurred that caused life.

Believing that something must be a supernatural entity because we don't know is taking it on faith.

In fact, if we applied you're argument, probably nearly every theory would be based on faith because we don't know every single thing.  Sorry, but not knowing, does not equate to faith.

I didn't say not knowing = faith.  I'm saying a couple things.  One is that people like you and Ozmo (two very smart people) and many other smart people I know punt on this issue.  I suspect it's in part because people don't want to address this gaping hole in their belief systems head on.  But I'm sure people have a variety of reasons. 

The other is that anyone who does has an actual belief about how life began has a belief that is at least in part faith based.  And "faith" doesn't always mean "religious." 
70  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare on: April 10, 2014, 05:33:20 PM
I'm wondering if she has been offered a high ranking position at some university.



Oh I'm sure she has a golden parachute. 
71  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Only Three Have Been Waterboarded by CIA on: April 10, 2014, 11:29:37 AM
of course he has no idea.  he's guessing.  you'd think he would be happy that maybe we don't torture as many people as we have been led to believe.  for some reason liberals WANT to believe that we're evil.  I don't get it.  

do I believe it?  I don't know.  I'm not so ignorant to think that I have privy to even the smallest amount of information that would allow me to even have an opinion on shit like this.  

but remember.  liberals know EVERYTHING.  so he's got that going for him.

I agree.  If this happened under Obama, liberals would jump all over the small number. 

But I'm with you:   I don't really know. 

Although as I indicated earlier, I do believe if the number was much larger somebody would have probably tried to profit off of this during the past seven years. 
72  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Sports Discussion Boards / Re: Niners on: April 10, 2014, 11:24:22 AM
meh...


Just something about him that irks me.


I'm sure he did something to piss this young lady off. Probably broke things off with her and starting banging a friend of hers.


He'll still get his money.

Or the allegations could be entirely fabricated. 
73  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Only Three Have Been Waterboarded by CIA on: April 10, 2014, 11:03:06 AM

If you think only 3 people got waterboarded....you're as delusional as Dorian Yates

You have some inside info on this?  What is the actual number?
74  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Sports Discussion Boards / Re: Niners on: April 10, 2014, 11:02:26 AM
It was probably with another guy.

He's a douchebag, tatt'd up yo boy. Don't like him at all. I hate how he wears his hats sideways on his head during interviews. Grow the fuck up and look like a professional.

I don't like the image he is portraying, but a douchebag?  I don't see that.  Was a great high school student (4.0).  Was a model student-athlete at Nevada.  Got his degree.  Never in trouble.  Been solid on and off the field in the NFL so far. 

But talk about bad timing.  Just as he's about to ink a big contract. 
75  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: No wonder Elijah Cummings attacked Issa and kept interfering with hearings on: April 10, 2014, 10:58:06 AM
Cumming has always been a liar and a fraud.  Remember when he lied about getting spit on during obamacare? 


F him - I don't give a fuck about his stupid march any longer. 

I think that was Emanuel Cleaver?
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