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101  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Pet Board / Going for a walk on: June 27, 2014, 06:11:55 PM
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102  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Pet Board / Stop the Possum Drop on: June 26, 2014, 04:29:41 PM
Fv@&'n inbred, backwoods, redneck hillbillies Roll Eyes

Annual Celebration Masquerades Animal Abuse as Entertainment

...An implicit acknowledgement that the event violates the stateís existing wildlife laws, this law sets a poor precedent, prioritizing personal and commercial interests over animal welfare. Worse still, this ďfamily friendlyĒ event teaches young kids in attendance that itís okay to masquerade animal abuse as entertainment.

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103  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Donating Blood - $$$ on: June 25, 2014, 01:34:59 PM
In some states, there are more stringent requirements to become a cosmetologist than there are to become a phlebotemist. 

Attend any blood drive and observe or listen to the conversations among "staff" and it becomes abundantly clear!  One is left wondering, "how the fv@% did you ever make it past the 7th grade?"
  Roll Eyes
104  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Donating Blood - $$$ on: June 25, 2014, 01:16:09 PM
I'd be more apt to do it if they didn't have such incompetent hacks doing the draws.
105  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Pet Board / Dog resucued from icy water on: June 25, 2014, 07:42:58 AM
Have the tissues handy!

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106  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Neighbor Owned on: June 24, 2014, 04:52:00 PM
Probably not the case but I suppose that's possible.

Although the only thing she'd likely overdosed on is Fudge Ripple Ice Cream.

Sounds quite yummy right about now!
107  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Aldi Rocks! on: June 24, 2014, 04:40:46 PM
Might be a little late since these things were on special last week, so they might be out already, but Flank steak is $5.99/lb  Tenderloins also $5.99/lb  and Prosecco is $6.99 I think.  It's PERFECT for mimosas, bellinis or sangria ~ not dry, not sweet.

108  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: World Cup Soccer on: June 23, 2014, 04:27:29 PM
Someone finds it exciting Grin

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109  Getbig Womens Area / Open Talk for Girl Discussion / First Moon Party on: June 23, 2014, 02:50:35 PM
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110  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Healthiest Greens to grow... / Gardening on: June 23, 2014, 06:12:14 AM
Can someone give me a list of fruits and veggies I can grow year round in norcal? Winter gets down to 40s and very hot in summer.

I have a koi pond with lots of nutrient rich water flowing thru a waterfall I could use to fertilize plants. But I know jack shit about plants.

Not sure where you mean in Norcal but half of America's produce comes out of Watsonville so I'd imagine you could grow just about anything from asparagus to zucchini and everything in between.  Beans, peppers, strawberries, squash, tomatoes are all fairly easy.  Do you put any chemicals in the pond to keep the algae down?  I'd be leery of watering with that
111  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: SUMMER '14 on: June 21, 2014, 04:19:30 PM
She is only taking shredz supps. She got admitted yesterday. It's pretty serious. She resembles a Simpson. Even her eyes are yellow.

Sounds like more like DNP.
112  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Pet Board / Re: Would you like a massage? on: June 21, 2014, 04:10:04 PM
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113  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Pet Board / Re: Would you like a massage? on: June 21, 2014, 04:08:44 PM
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114  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Pet Board / Would you like a massage? on: June 21, 2014, 04:06:49 PM
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115  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Pet Board / Blind Dog Gets Rescued on: June 21, 2014, 01:18:15 PM
Break out the box of tissues

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116  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Bee Venom Destroys Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on: June 20, 2014, 11:39:22 AM
There was a SNL skit with the Bad News Bees ~ absolutely hilarious.  If anyone can find the vid, please post it.

Here's the transcript ~ still ROFL

  Season 4: Episode 7      

78g: Walter Matthau

The Bad News Bees

Kurt.....Bill Murray
Alan.....John Belushi
Raymond.....Garrett Morris
Artie.....Dan Aykroyd
Coach.....Walter Matthau

[ open on interior, team bunk cabin ]

Kurt: Boy, I'm sure glad you're pitching tomorrow - it's gonna be a rough game. Ah, no problem. By the time camp's over, once again our twam will be champs!

[ the team cheers ]

Kurt: [ whistles ] Hey, Alan - heads up!

Alan: Hey, cut it out, you guys!

Raymond: Hey, hey. What's that you're reading, Alan?

Alan: Nothing!

Kurt: Whaddaya mean, nothing?! Hey, Charlie, look at this! A Playbee magazine!

[ everyone oohs and ahhs over the contents of Alan's dirty magazine ]

Artie: Boy, I'd sure like to get into her honey sac!

Alan: Yeah, me too!

Kurt: Oh, whadda you knew about that, Alan!

Alan: As much as you do!

Kurt: Oh, yeah? I bet you never even did it!

Alan: I.. did.. too..

Kurt: Oh, yeah? Well, then tell me how you did it!

Alan: [ stung ] Okay.. so I never did it..

[ everyone laughs at Alan ]

Artie: I knew he was lying!

Kurt: I bet you never did it!

Artie: [ hesitant ] ..Sure, I did.

Raymond: With who?!

Artie: Laura Finch.

Kurt: Really?

Artie: Yeah! One day a whole swarm of us gang stang her behind the bowling alley.

[ suddenly, the Coach enters the cabin ]

Coach: What's going on in here?! Huh?!

Alan: Ah, nothing, Coach.. we're just talking.

Coach: Come on! Lights out, guys! We've got a big game tomorrow, I want you guys to get a lot of sleep, see? Come on!

[ everyone moans and groans ]

Coach: Come on! [ spies magazine ] What is this? [ grabs magazine and leafs through it ] What is this stuff? What are you guys doing with this thing, huh?! Aren't you a little young to be looking at this?

Kurt: Aren't you a little bit old!

Coach: Listen, Hansen! When you're my age, you should stick it to the queen as often as I do! Now, get some sleep!

Team: Goodnight, Coach!

Coach: Goodnight, guys.

[ Coach exits cabin ]

Artie: Boy.. too bad he took that magazine - those pictures were great!

Raymond: You're not kidding, man..

Alan: Come on, guys! The Coach is right - let's get some sleep!

[ the team agrees, and quickly got to sleep ]

[ with everyone asleep, the sound of Alan's cot squeaking can be heard ]

Kurt: Hey, Alan, would you pull your stinger somewhere else!

[ everyone humiliates Alan ]

Alan: Dammit, you guys! Dammit! I was not!

Kurt: You were, too!

Alan: I was not!

[ Coach re-enters, angrier than before ]

Coach: What's going on in here?! Huh?! What's all the racket about?! I thought I told you to go to sleep!!

Artie: We were trying to, Coach, but Alan made too much noise because he was.. buzzing off!

Team: Alan was buzzing off! Alan was buzzing off! Alan was buzzing off!!

Alan: I swear, I wasn't!

Kurt: Oh, yeah? Then why is there honey all over your sheets!

Coach: Come on, you guys.. cut it out! Come over here, Alan.. come over here..

[ Coach and Alan sit down ]

Alan: Yeah, Coach?

Coach: Nothing wrong in what you were doing, Alan. It's perfectly normal for someone your age to bend his barb once in a while. Everyone does it, there's nothing to be ashamed of. What's the matter with you, guys? Artie, can you say that you've never done it?

Artie: No..

Coach: You, Raymond?

Raymond: Well, uh.. no, Coach..

Coach: How about you, Kurt? Youve polished your bayonet, haven't you?

Kurt: [ hesitant ] ..Yeah.. once.

Coach: You see? It's a natural function - everyone does it.

Raymond: Even you, Coach?

Coach: Yes. Twice.

Team: The Coach buzzes off!!

Alan: Shut up!!

Coach: Even females do it.

Artie: [ suddenly interested ] Really?! How?!

Coach: Well.. I'm not sure, exactly, but, uh.. let me tell you a story about a ballplayer I knew, who, uh.. used to buzz off five, six, seven times a day. And his teammates, they made fun of him, they razzed him all the time. And he was ashamed, and it was affecting all aspects of his game. He had trouble throwing, fielding, hitting with power, running to the bases.. And then, one day, he just accepted the fact that he was a chronic buzz off. And once he accepted that fact, he became a great ballplayer, and he went on to hit three home runs in the last game of the 1977 World Series!

[ the team is amazed by the identity of the buzz off ]

Team: Reggie Jackson!!

Coach: Reggie Jackson. That's right, Alan, you're in good company.

[ the team quickly apologizes for making fun of Alan earlier ]

Alan: Ah, that's okay, guys..

Coach: Now, you get back to bed, guys.

Team: Goodnight, Coach!!

Coach: Goodnight!

[ Coach exits the cabin ]

[ suddenly, all the cots in the cabin begin squeaking ]


117  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ESFitness vs. Suckmymuscle on: June 19, 2014, 12:25:08 PM
No comparison.  SMM was in a league of a$$holes all his own.
118  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Bee Venom Destroys Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on: June 19, 2014, 12:17:54 PM

Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving the surrounding cells unharmed. The research was conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The Nanoparticles carry melittin, which is the principal active component of bee venom. Melittin fuses with the HIV virus and destroys itís protective envelope while molecular bumpers prevent the nanoparticles from harming the bodyís normal cells. Bee venom is known to disrupt cellular walls and destroy tumour cells as well.

Bee venom contains a potent toxin called melittin that can poke holes in the protective envelope that surrounds HIV, and other viruses. Large amounts of free melittin can cause a lot of damage. Indeed, in addition to anti-viral therapy, the paperís senior author, Samuel A. Wickline, MD, the J. Russell Hornsby Professor of Biomedical Sciences, has shown melittin-loaded nanoparticles to be effective in killing tumor cells.

The new study shows that melittin loaded onto these nanoparticles does not harm normal cells. Thatís because Hood added protective bumpers to the nanoparticle surface. When the nanoparticles come into contact with normal cells, which are much larger in size, the particles simply bounce off. HIV, on the other hand, is even smaller than the nanoparticle, so HIV fits between the bumpers and makes contact with the surface of the nanoparticle, where the bee toxin awaits. (1)

Most anti-HIV drugs inhibit the virusís ability to replicate. This is an anti-replication strategy that does nothing to stop the infection, and many strains of the virus have found ways around these drugs and continue reproducing. Given this discovery, a new vaginal gel could possibly be used in places where HIV is prominent. It can be used as a preventative measure to stop the initial infection and prevent the spread of HIV. The bee venom HIV study was published a several days ago in the journal Antiviral Therapy.

119  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Random pics on: June 19, 2014, 11:56:23 AM

Best Selfie  Grin

120  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Bring back disco on: June 19, 2014, 11:31:55 AM
There used to be a video on youtube from the 80's with Arnold and Rachel doing some sort of cardio/step routine to the song Rev It Up.  It was hilarious.  Seems to have been removed Undecided  Then again, it might've been this same video with different background music.

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121  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ESFitness thread- TARGET UPDATE: Vince Basile.... on: June 19, 2014, 09:03:15 AM
No, there are blue stars on the mattress

Touche' Grin
122  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Dr. Oz getting grilled on: June 19, 2014, 08:59:55 AM
I'm so glad congress is protecting us from Dr. Oz.  Roll Eyes

Is it hypocritical that Congress is taking up arms against some guy talking about natural remedies that have been used for centuries, when they let big pharmaceutical companies hawk dangerous, faultily-tested drugs designed for far more serious medical conditions all day long?
123  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ESFitness thread- TARGET UPDATE: Vince Basile.... on: June 18, 2014, 06:09:47 PM
Isn't that Falcon?

I'd hire Johnny!
124  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ESFitness thread- TARGET UPDATE: Vince Basile.... on: June 18, 2014, 06:00:06 PM

Who's on the Scagg?  Gawd, I wish I had one of those
125  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Dr. Oz getting grilled on: June 18, 2014, 05:58:27 PM
I like Dr. Oz personally.  I don't watch his show except for snipits here & there.  Some of his demonstrations are a bit overly dumbed-down but I believe he is very sincere and passionate in providing as much information to the public as possible.  I don't think he's trying to scam anyone and I don't believe HE is trying to make good t.v. His producers and the production company which he's under contract with overly embellish things and push too much information in a short period of time because that's what the typical American public wants or that's what they can comprehend.  The problem is the typical American public is too stupid to think for themselves and wants everything spoon fed to them without taking any responsibility for their own health.

(CNN) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show," faced grilling by senators on Capitol Hill about the promotion of weight loss products on his show.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance, led the panel that on Tuesday looked at false advertising for weight loss products. Subcommittee members took issue with assertions that Oz has made on his show about products that don't have a lot of scientific evidence to back them up, such as green coffee beans.

"The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of the three products you called 'miracles,' " said McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat. She said she was discouraged by the "false hope" his rhetoric gives viewers and questioned his role "intentional or not, in perpetuating these scams."

"I don't get why you need to say this stuff when you know it's not true. When you have this amazing megaphone, why would you cheapen your show? ... With power comes a great deal of responsibility."

The Federal Trade Commission is in charge of protecting consumers from "unfair or deceptive advertising and marketing practices that raise health and safety concerns." In May, the FTC sued the sellers of Green Coffee Beans for deceiving consumers through fake news sites and invented health claims.
Dr. Oz: I've never sold supplements
Dr. Oz: I'm not selling magic diet pills

The commission said that weeks after "The Dr. Oz Show" promoted the benefits of Pure Green Coffee, some companies that marketed the product used video from his show to increase sales.

The scientific evidence supporting green coffee bean extract as a weight loss supplement is weak.

A small study published in 2012 found chlorogenic acid, the main ingredient in green coffee beans, helped 16 human participants lose, on average, 18 pounds over 22 weeks. But another study on chlorogenic acid in mice found that the acid did not help mice lose weight and in fact, increased their insulin resistance.

A 2011 meta-analysis of three studies on green coffee extract found the supplement produced, on average, a five-pound loss among study participants. But all three studies were short term and included a small number of participants, leading the meta-analysis authors to conclude: "More rigorous trials are needed to assess the usefulness of GCE as a weight loss tool."

Oz told the panel that he does use "flowery language" to describe certain products on his show but added he believes in them so much he has given them to his family.

"My job, I feel, on the show is to be a cheerleader for the audience, and when they don't think they have hope, when they don't think they can make it happen, I want to look, and I do look everywhere, including in alternative healing traditions, for any evidence that might be supportive to them," Oz said.

In addition to green coffee beans, McCaskill called out Garcinia cambogia as another weight loss product Oz has promoted.
Is that weight loss product legit? Beware these phrases, the FDA says:

"Melt your fat away"

"Without diet or exercise"

"Magic pill"

"Scientific formula"

"Thanks to brand new scientific research, I can tell you about a revolutionary fat buster," Oz said on his show in November 2012 with the words "No Exercise. No Diet. No Effort" on the screen behind him. "It's called Garcinia cambogia." ‎

A 1998 study of 135 participants found Garcinia cambogia did not significantly help people lose weight any more than a placebo. But a 2013 meta-analysis of Garcinia cambogia studies hedged on the supplement's ineffectiveness, saying its weight loss benefits "remain to be proven in larger-scale and longer-term clinical trials." Whether it helps people lose weight or not, the Garcinia cambogia does not seem to be unsafe to use, some other studies say.

Oz testified Tuesday that he could not be held responsible for what certain companies say online about the products. He said he's toned down some of his language and will publish a list of products he thinks really can help people lose weight.

"To not have the conversation about supplements at all however would be a disservice to the viewer," Oz said in a prepared statement after the hearing. "In addition to exercising an abundance of caution in discussing promising research and products in the future, I look forward to working with all those present today in finding a way to deal with the problems of weight loss scams."

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate weight loss supplements. Under current law, companies selling these products do not need FDA approval before marketing them to the public.

"Just because you see a supplement product on a store shelf does NOT mean it is safe or effective," the FDA website says. "When safety issues are suspected, FDA must investigate and, when warranted, take steps to have the product removed from the market. However, it is much easier for a firm to get a product on the market than it is for FDA to take a product off the market."

These weight loss products, even those that claim to be all natural, may contain toxic ingredients, the FDA says, or they may interact badly with other medications. Make sure to check with your doctor before taking any supplement.

Hidden dangers in vitamins, supplements?

The FTC told Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent, that there are just "too many" weight loss products using deceptive advertising to sue them all. But consumers should be wary of certain phrases that are most certainly false, the FTC said, including any that claim to help you lose weight without diet and exercise.

Bottom line -- don't believe everything you see. Do your homework online and make sure any claim about a weight loss product is backed up by scientific evidence.
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