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1  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Phillipinos & Japs protesting Obama asia visit - "You are not welcome here" on: April 23, 2014, 11:35:18 PM
Obama promised that we had to elect him so that relations would improve after the disastrous Bush remember? 

You mean no other president has ever failed to make everyone on the planet happy?
2  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 23, 2014, 11:33:35 PM
Definitely sounds like her opinion.  Was just asking about what you have seen.  I don't recall my pot smoking friends ever being "feminized." 

My experience and observations are if you smoke pot every day, 3-4 times a day.....  starting with a "wake and bake" you tend to become passive and lack initiative.   But at the same time I know one guy who literally smokes like that and is very aggressive and proactive at his job all the time. 

Not sure exactly what feminized means but I don't know any girly stoners lol
3  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 23, 2014, 06:10:28 PM
From the bold part of the opinion piece I posted. 
thats opinion laced and likely not factual.    But pot has always been a bit of a demotivator. 
4  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 23, 2014, 03:43:43 PM
Huh?
5  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Phillipinos & Japs protesting Obama asia visit - "You are not welcome here" on: April 23, 2014, 01:31:11 PM
When was the last time a U.S. president went to another country and there wasnt some sort of group there that didn't like him?
6  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 23, 2014, 01:29:32 PM
You can die for your country at 18 but you can't drink in it until you are 21. 
7  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Canada's middle class now richest in the world on: April 23, 2014, 10:14:30 AM
It is the way I have always felt, they are non issues. Fuck off telling people what to do, if someone wants to abort in a reasonable time, that's their decision. Also, let people fuck who they want, who gives a fuck, it won't make them work less hard, contribute less or eat your kids.

that's all the US is, peripheral issues to distract.


Creating political brainwashed soldiers who exchange reason and objectivity for hating the other side while our government continues to be bought and paid for and our coffers raided. 

Just look at many on this very forum if you want to know who some of these soldiers are. 
8  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Canada's middle class now richest in the world on: April 22, 2014, 09:10:18 PM
they must have done it through less government, lower taxes, and free market health care. 
9  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 22, 2014, 01:50:39 PM
Oh snap.  Better be careful.   Smiley

That was long ago lol.  Would think of it today.
10  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Michelle Obama - Splurging is the key to life on: April 22, 2014, 08:58:06 AM
reminds me of when the libs on getbig spent 8 years making fun of laura bush's appearance.

right, guys?  yall remember that, right?   all those pics calling her scrawny and weak and soft and unattractive?   Right?  I mean, surely that happened.  Does anyone remember?  Certainly the physical appearance and fitness levels of the first lady were of huge concern on getbig under Bush. 

Not like this dude lol.  this has been "________________________ ____"
11  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Chelsea Clinton looks like dog S$% - geez!!!! on: April 22, 2014, 08:23:07 AM
I have to be honest.  I'd do her.

But you guys would never know, because the SS wouldn't let me tell you all about it.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 21, 2014, 05:18:28 PM
With smoking and driving or just smoking?   Shocked 

lol  both.   Shocked
13  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 21, 2014, 03:47:38 PM
Reminds me of this Family Guy clip.   Cheesy

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBcVbV6_Vwc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBcVbV6_Vwc</a>

If you think people concentrate better when stoned, then why the prohibition on driving and operating heavy machinery? 

Because it doesn't affect everyone the same way.  But again, i am not a expert on its effects.  Just lots of first hand experience  Cheesy
14  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 21, 2014, 03:10:59 PM
I don't know?  Three?  You mentioned a bowl and taking a few hits.  

But your second sentence was what I was asking about.  So mildly high is the same as a couple of beers.  Does that mean a person who is more than "mildly high" (however much smoking that involves) is the same as someone who is actually drunk?  

Weed impairs people differently than alcohol.  Not sure i can describe it very well or how to put each degree in perspective.  Motor functions seem to diminish on both, but some claim they concentrate much better stoned, which i think is true.  So for some, sometimes that increased concentration leads to better motor functions.

the stoner you get the more mellow you get, where as alcohol can have to opposite effect.  Alcohol is more like liquid courage while weed is more like liquid creativity.  

But what matters is driving or operating heavy machinery.  That's shouldn't be done on weed or alcohol.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 21, 2014, 02:57:39 PM
Do you think taking a few hits a day from a bowl (or joint) is excessive? 

Define few?

If someone gets mildly high once a day i believe its not much different than having a couple of beers at dinner each day.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Eight Million, With 35% Under Age 35 on: April 18, 2014, 04:13:30 PM
no i'm serious... what is the average cost of insurance for
1) single person
2) add'l child
for the average american making average single & household incomes?

Mine increased dramatically. 
17  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Eight Million, With 35% Under Age 35 on: April 18, 2014, 02:46:30 PM
What does it cost the average american?

 Roll Eyes
18  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / IRS AUDITS LESS THAN 1 PERCENT OF BIG PARTNERSHIPS on: April 18, 2014, 12:55:48 PM
The grand butt fucking continues.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/irs-audits-less-1-percent-big-partnerships

WASHINGTON (AP) The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

That means some of Wall Street's largest hedge funds and private equity firms are largely escaping close scrutiny by the IRS, said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002, yet hardly any get audited. In 2012, only 0.8 percent were subjected to field exams in which agents do a thorough review of books and records.

The GAO defines large partnerships as those with more than 100 partners and more than $100 million in assets.

"Auditing less than 1% of large partnership tax returns means the IRS is failing to audit the big money," said Levin, who chairs the Senate subcommittee on investigations.

"It means over 99% of the hedge funds, private equity funds, master limited partnerships and publicly traded partnerships in this country, some of which earn tens of billions each year, are audit-free," Levin said.

More than 80 percent of large partnerships are in the finance and insurance industries, the GAO report said.

The IRS said auditing partnership returns is a priority, but that budget cuts over the past four years have left the agency with the lowest number of enforcement personnel in years.

"Since Fiscal 2010, the IRS budget has been reduced by nearly $900 million," the service said in a statement. "The IRS has about 10,000 fewer employees than in 2010, affecting our work across our taxpayer service and enforcement categories. Last year, we had 3,100 fewer people in our key enforcement positions than in 2010."

Overall, the IRS audited fewer than 1 percent of returns by individuals last year, though the chances of getting audited increased with income, according to IRS statistics.

The GAO report says the audit rate for large partnerships has been low since at least 2007.

The IRS releases annual statistics on audits, including the number of partnerships returns that are examined. But the IRS doesn't usually break down partnership returns by asset size.

Overall, more than 4.4 million partnerships filed tax returns in 2011, and 0.42 percent were audited, according to IRS statistics. That same year, the GAO says there were 2,226 large partnerships, and only 20 were audited. That's about 0.9 percent.

"This is a real problem and serves as yet another example of why Congress needs to get serious about comprehensive, bipartisan tax reform," said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. "This includes looking at the growth of large partnerships and working with the proper parties including the IRS to put in place a smart framework for auditing and governance."
19  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Eight Million, With 35% Under Age 35 on: April 18, 2014, 10:13:17 AM
"everyone else" did not get increased cost

some people (perhaps millions but keep in mind that there are probably 200 million + people in this country who didn't

Keep in mind not all of the mandates are in effect.

but based on the 1st set, self employed (independent contractors) got nailed pretty good.

AND......  if thousands or millions are getting subsidized by state governments where do you think that money comes from?   Yes everyone else.
20  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Eight Million, With 35% Under Age 35 on: April 18, 2014, 09:25:29 AM
some Joe Schoe?

how about the hundreds of thousands or millions with pre-existing conditions who simply could not get insurance who are now able to get it?

Its all good.  That part of the program works great.  What doesn't work great is the increased costs to everyone else.....making the "Affordable Care Act" complete bull shit.

We needed an overhaul to a system that's out of control cost wise, weighed down by layers upon layers of BS.  Who get's the best of this?  The Medical Insurance industry.

Much of the repub criticism of this is valid, not all of it.  

21  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Eight Million, With 35% Under Age 35 on: April 18, 2014, 09:12:28 AM
The thing is working. At least as far as we can see now.

BUT real issue here is its not an "AFFORDABLE" care act. 
22  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Eight Million, With 35% Under Age 35 on: April 18, 2014, 08:20:07 AM
Oh yeah......


-  People got there policies cancelled yet they were told they wouldn't by the POTUS

-  Rates went up for most

-  Some got theirs subsidized costing tax payer money

-  The effects of the other mandates haven't hit yet.

-  Smaller clinics are closing due to cost as a result of ACA


But, because some Joe Smo, used ACA to get treatment.......when he prolly could still have got it otherwise under the old system....  ACA is a success!
23  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 17, 2014, 07:59:47 PM
Thanks.  So when people smoke a joint, they don't smoke the whole thing at once like a cigarette? 

Not typically.  Plus now a days people smoke a bowl more often then a joint.   Still the same thing though, take few hits, get high, it lasts 1-2 hours until it fully wears off. 
24  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 17, 2014, 05:46:22 PM
I'm trying to use your context.  You said smoking a joint a day is like being drunk all day.  What I'm asking is whether you think the effects of smoking a joint in a day are the same as someone being drunk?  

No, but if you drank lets say a case and a half thought he course of a 12 hour day, you would prolly be buzzed most of the day.  If you took 2-3 hits from a joint and smoked it every 1-2 hours during a 12 hour day you would be high all that time too.  That being said, high and drunk are 2 different things, but they are both forms of being intoxicated. 
25  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 17, 2014, 02:42:24 PM
Are you saying being high impairs someone in the same way as being drunk?

Depends on the context of what you are comparing it to.

An alcohol buzz is different than being high.
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