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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Thinking about relocating to Florida. Can I buy a nice house for around 200k? on: September 20, 2013, 01:23:21 PM
I was thinking of the Tampa area. I've heard Tampa has some good gyms as well.
2  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Adopt? on: August 09, 2013, 07:16:31 PM
No. An innocent child should not be subjected to such wickedness.
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Self employed/health insurance on: June 06, 2013, 08:35:38 AM
Why not opt for the insurance offered via the Affordable Care Act?

Wouldn't it save you money?

"1"

I don't know anything about it, but I'll look into it.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Self employed/health insurance on: June 06, 2013, 08:23:16 AM
I've been self employed for the past 2 years and need to look into getting some health insurance.

Any advice from people who pay for their own?  What type of monthly payments do you make?
5  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Religious Debates & Threads / Re: Happy Birthday to the most powerful being to ever and will ever walk the on: December 25, 2012, 11:20:02 AM
THE PLAIN TRUTH
ABOUT CHRISTMAS

 Where did the world get Christmas?...from the Bible, or paganism. Here are astonishing facts which may shock you. Test yourself. How much do you know of the origin of the Christmas tree - of "Santa Claus" - of the mistletoe - of the holly wreath - of the custom of exchanging gifts?

When I was a little boy, I was taught to hang up my stockings on Christmas eve. When I awakened the next morning, they were filled with small toys and sacks or little boxes of candy and nuts. And beside the mantle, from which my stockings hung, a Christmas tree had suddenly appeared, decorated with shiny tinsel. And on it hung presents. Other presents for us children were piled on the floor underneath. I was told Santa Claus had come down the chimney during the night and left all these things.

But did I question what my parents had told me? Of course not. I accepted it - took it all for granted. Didn't you?

Stop and think a moment. Very few have ever reflected on WHY they believe what they do - WHY they follow the customs they do, or from WHERE those customs came. We were born into a world filled with customs. We grew up accepting them without question. Why? Sheep instinct? Well, not exactly. But by nature we do tend to follow the crowd, whether right or wrong. Sheep follow others to the slaughter. Humans ought to check up where they are going. How - WHEN did Christmas originate? Does Christmas REALLY celebrate the birthday of Christ? Was Jesus born on December 25th? Did the original apostles, who knew Jesus personally and were taught by Him, celebrate His birthday on December 25th? Did they celebrate it AT ALL?

If Christmas is the chief of the Christian holidays, WHY do so many non-Christians observe it? Do you know? Why do people exchange presents with family members, friends, relatives, at Christmas time? Was it because the wise men presented gifts to the Christ-child? The answer may surprise you.

Most people have "supposed" a lot of things about Christmas that are not true. But let's quit "supposing" and get the facts!

WHAT ENCYCLOPEDIAS SAY

 The word "Christmas" means "Mass of Christ," or, as it came to be shortened, "Christ-Mass." It came to non-Christians and Protestants from the Roman Catholic Church. And where did they get it? NOT from the New Testament - NOT from the Bible - NOT from the original apostles who were personally instructed by Christ - but it gravitated in the fourth century into the Roman Church from paganism.

Since the celebration of Christmas has come to the world from the Roman Catholic Church, and has no authority but that of the Roman Catholic Church, let us examine the Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition, published by that church. Under the heading "Christmas," you will find:

"Christmas was NOT among the earliest festivals on the Church...the first evidence of the feast is FROM EGYPT." "PAGAN CUSTOMS centering around the January calends gravitated to Christmas."

And in the same encyclopedia, under the heading "Natal Day," we find that the early Catholic father, Origen, acknowledged this truth: "...In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his birthday. It is ONLY SINNERS (like Pharaoh and Herod) who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into THIS world".

Encyclopedia Britannica, 1946 edition, has this: "Christmas (i.e., the Mass of Christ)...Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the church..." It was not instituted by Christ or the apostles, or by Bible authority. It was picked up afterward from paganism. The Encyclopedia Americana, 1944 edition, says: "Christmas...It was, according to many authorities, not celebrated in the first centuries of the Christian church, as the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth..." (The "Communion," which is instituted by New Testament Bible authority, is a memorial of the death of Christ.) "...A feast was established in memory of this event [Christ's birth] in the FOURTH CENTURY. In the fifth century the Western Church ordered it to be celebrated forever ON THE DAY OF THE OLD ROMAN FEAST OF THE BIRTH OF SOL, as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ's birth existed."

Now notice! These recognized historical authorities show Christmas was not observed by Christians for the first two or three hundred years - a period longer than the entire history of the United States as a nation! It got into the Western, or Roman, Church, by the fourth century A.D. It was not until the fifth century that the Roman Church ordered it to be celebrated as an official Christian festival!

JESUS NOT BORN DECEMBER 25th

Jesus was not even born in the winter season! When the Christ-child was born "there were in the same country shepherds ABIDING in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night" (Luke 2:Cool. This never could have occurred in Judaea in the month of December. The shepherds always brought their flocks from the mountainsides and fields and corralled them not later than October 15, to protect them from the cold, rainy season that followed that date. Notice that the Bible itself proves, in Song of Solomon 2:11 and Ezra 10:9, 13, that winter was a rainy season not permitting shepherds to abide in open fields at night.

"It was an ancient custom among Jews of those days to send out their sheep to the fields and deserts about the Passover (early spring), and bring them home at commencement of the FIRST RAIN," says the Adam Clarke Commentary (Vol. 5, page 370, New York ed.)

Continuing, this authority states: "During the time they were out, the shepherds watched them night and day. As...the first rain began early in the month of Marchesvan, which answers to part of our October and November (begins sometime in OCTOBER), we find that the sheep were kept out in the open country during the whole SUMMER. And, as these shepherds had not YET brought home their flocks, it is a presumptive argument that October had not yet commenced, and that, consequently, our Lord was not born on the 25th of December, when no flocks were out in the fields; nor could He have been born later than September, as the flocks were still in the fields BY NIGHT. On this very ground, the nativity in December should be given up. The feeding of the flocks by night in the fields is a CHRONOLOGICAL FACT...See the quotations from the Talmudists in Lightfoot."

Any encyclopedia, or any other authority, will tell you that Christ was not born on December 25. The Catholic Encyclopedia frankly states this fact.

The exact date of Jesus' birth is entirely unknown, as all authorities acknowledge - though if I had space in this booklet I could show you scriptures which at least strongly indicate it was in the early fall - probably September - approximately six months after Passover.

If God had wished us to observe and celebrate Christ's birthday, He would not have so completely hidden the exact date.

HOW THIS PAGAN CUSTOM GOT INTO THE CHURCH

Then how did this pagan custom creep into the Western Christian world?

The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religous Knowledge explains it clearly, in its article on "Christmas": "How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia (Dec. 25) following the Saturnalia (Dec. 17-24), and celebrating the shortest day of the year and the 'new sun'...cannot be accurately determined. The pagan Saturnalia and Brumalia WERE TOO DEEPLY ENTRENCHED IN POPULAR CUSTOM TO BE SET ASIDE BY CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE...The pagan festival with its riot and merrymaking was so popular that Christians were glad of an excuse to continue its celebration with little change in spirit and manner. Christian preachers of the West and the Near East protested against the unseemly frivolity with which Christ's birthday was celebrated, while Christians of Mesopotamia ACCUSED THEIR WESTERN BRETHREN OF IDOLATRY AND SUN WORSHIP FOR ADOPTING AS CHRISTIAN THIS PAGAN FESTIVAL."

Remember, the Roman world had been pagan. Prior to the fourth century, Christians were few in number, though increasing, and were persecuted by the government and by pagans. But, with the advent of Constantine as emperor, who made his profession of Christianity in the fourth century, placing Christianity on an equal footing with paganism, people of the Roman world began to accept this now-popular Christianity by the hundreds of thousands.

But remember, these people had grown up in pagan customs, chief of which was this idolatrous festival of December 25th. It was a festival of merrymaking, with its special spirit. They enjoyed it! They didn't want to give it up. Now this same article in the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge explains how the recognition by Constantine of Sunday, which had been the day of pagan sun worship, and how the influence of the pagan Manichaeism, which identified the SON OF GOD with the physical SUN, gave these pagans of the fourth century, now turning over wholesale to "Christianity," their excuse for calling their pagan-festival date of December 25th (birthday of the SUN-god), the birthday of the SON OF GOD.

And THAT is how "Christmas" became fastened on our Western world. We may call it by another name, but it's the same old pagan sun-worshipping festival still. The only change is in what we call it. You can CALL a rabbit a "lion," but it's still a rabbit, just the same.

Again from the Encyclopaedia Britannica: "Certain Latins, as early as 354, may have transferred the birthday from January 6th to December 25, WHICH WAS THEN A MITHRAIC FEAST...OR BIRTHDAY OF THE UNCONQUERED SUN...The Syrians and Armenians, who clung to January 6th, accused the Romans of sun worship and idolatry, contending...that the feast of December 25, had been invented by disciples of Cerinthus..."

http://home.sprynet.com/~pabco/ptofxmas.htm
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Celexa experiences on: November 27, 2012, 01:24:30 PM
Was on it five years.

Numbs your emotions significantly.  You'll never get too happy or sad.  You're numb. Say goodbye to you libido and when you do ejaculate it's not the same, it's like pop-shot light...it sucks.  If I remember correctly you will yawn alot and be tired when first on.

When coming off, brain zaps fucking sucked. Dr. didn't mention that.  I had to find out, then google, then curse my Dr. for not warning me. 



Damn. Definitely doesn't sound like something I want to mess with.  How many mg's were you taking?
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Celexa experiences on: November 27, 2012, 01:11:08 PM
My cousin takes that, for anxiety or depression I think, not sure about sides but I know it has helped him.

The doc said it's for depression. Not sure what he picked up on to make him think I am depressed but he gave me a script for 20mg tabs to take once a day.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Celexa experiences on: November 27, 2012, 07:43:02 AM
Anyone ever taken this stuff?   How did it work for you?
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muslims stoning and egging Christians in the US... Religion of Peace on: June 28, 2012, 12:15:57 PM
Why are they there with those signs and shirts knowing it will insight people?  It doesn't excuse the behavior of those kids but why do something like that just to provoke people?

The behavior really has nothing to do with the religion. You don't judge Christianity by the actions of some Christians just as you shouldn't judge Islam by the actions of some Muslims. I have studied Islam, read the Quran, and that type of action is absolutely forbidden.

10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Random pics on: May 19, 2012, 07:10:04 AM
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11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: MD Court of Appeals rules Pit bulls are "inherently dangerous" on: May 04, 2012, 08:00:12 AM
Like I said, I have a website now, and have outlet for anti pitbull sentiment, wont even bother arguing with those who sponsor child killing, the thought that a so called civilised person could sponsor child murder and do it as if they were the victim, it is pretty frightening.  To hear the average Pidiots perverted arguments and putdowns is just annoying, once a person learns the truth, there is no need to engage the lying side- even the dullest of people can see that Pidiots are arguing for some perverted narcisstic reward and that they couldn't give a flying fuck about their community - Of all the people in society that could be considered a threat or dangerous, Pitbull Owners would be first choice, not the type of people you would want to let your children be around.
Anyway, here is my website
http://www.sittingbull.com.au/

Argue with you about what?  Your comments prove that you are a complete idiot who has absolutely no clue. Like I said in the previous post, those of us who know and have worked with the breed, understand what the issues are.  "Pidiots" ?   Seriously?   Grow the f up and go find a cause or agenda in which you actually have some knowledge..If that is possible.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: MD Court of Appeals rules Pit bulls are "inherently dangerous" on: May 03, 2012, 08:41:26 AM
Anyone who thinks Pitbulls are inherently dangerous is ignorant and a moron for speaking with no knowledge.  Those of us who have worked first hand with the breed, and know them well, know that they are extremely loving, people friendly dogs, with one of the highest temperament rating (check the atts scores). 

Maybe they should start with the fact that "pitbull" is not even a breed, it is a generic term used to describe a large number of dogs including mixes who have certain "pitbull" type features. The term is actually meant to cover 5 breeds including the American Pitbull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier.  One of the main characteristics  of all 5 is that they are known to be extremely friendly, loyal and trusting towards humans while some have some inherent animal aggression.

It's a shame that some really great dogs have to suffer because of a bunch of idiots like this.  smh
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Has anyone ever filed for bankruptcy or used a debt consolidation company? on: April 23, 2012, 06:03:33 PM

Bankruptcy is a horrible stain.  Avoid it at all costs. Lips sealed

True. I was considering it because my credit is basically fucked for a while anyways. My understanding is that even when you do reach settlements, it doesn't do much to improve your score. It takes years for that to come back up.

I'd still rather settle so I'll look into trying to negotiate with them myself.

14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Has anyone ever filed for bankruptcy or used a debt consolidation company? on: April 23, 2012, 04:46:19 PM
I have some old credit card debt I'm trying to get out of. Not sure if I want to go the bankruptcy route or see if a debt management company can negotiate a nice settlement. I've heard the creditors can sometime get a settlement for 20% of the total if you pay them in full.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Anti Depressants on: April 11, 2012, 06:53:29 PM
yes, doctors get paid for prescribing them... i think i have like 5 bottles of xanas ,atavan, bupropion ( or some shit like that, this was the latest thing the doc gave me)...and why? because during my visits the doctor asks me " well hows life", and i asnwer" the normal work related stress and all"

and the #### writes me for xanax and shit.. i never took even one pill of antidepressants, and will never do. even in my lowest times in life, where most people wouldve done 10x worse, i fought through it naturally...

those medicines fuck you up, and you get hooked for life

Xanax has helped me out and I never had any issues.  I get mild anxiety attacks from time to time and one of those knocks it right out. Luckily for me I don't get addicted to things so that was never a concern.

Don't throw them out...send them my way.)
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Car People: Fact or Fiction? on: July 02, 2011, 05:43:55 PM
I drove from DC to Florida last year, was great, car still seems to be working just fine LOL.

Last month my dad put his car on the Amtrak from Virginia to Florida, had very good things to say about the trip, but he had a first class ticket/ room.

did it as a passenger once and it ended up being a good time...i just need to find someone i can drag along with me to do half the driving.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Car People: Fact or Fiction? on: July 01, 2011, 04:40:18 PM
Driving your car long distances (over 1k miles straight) is very hard on the engine and can shorten the lifespan of your car.

I need to make a long trip and i'm trying to decide if i'd be better off driving straight (NJ to Ft Lauderdale) or heading down to VA and putting the car on the Amtrak auto train.  I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee with 98k on it.  
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: All Terrorist are Muslims... on: June 10, 2011, 09:53:45 AM
And my point is that the only people doing this are a fringe group as well.

Anyway, this message has been promoted ever since the attacks in 2001.  It's pretty much common sense, so I'm wondering what their (not you) ultimate point is.

In other words, most rational people know this, and fringe lunatics' minds won't be changed.

I agree,  anyone who is rational would know this.   However,judging by the levels of Islamaphobia, most people aren't very rational.
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: All Terrorist are Muslims... on: June 10, 2011, 07:47:32 AM
And it's a handful of nutjobs that don't recognize this.  So you're attacking a fringe group that's attacking another fringe group.

It doesn't minimize the threat of radical Islam.  It doesn't change the fact that they flew planes into our buildings.

So what is the ultimate point?  Focus attention on the Jews and Mexican?  What is the article trying to accomplish?



The point is don't attempt to condemn an entire faith based on a handful of self proclaimed Muslims who offer up their own violent ideology that is a total perversion of the actual teachings of Islam.  
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: All Terrorist are Muslims... on: June 10, 2011, 07:01:07 AM
Lol.
Muslim extremists are far, far worse than any other religion. Im pretty sure the Jews are trying to take over Europe and impose Sharia Law, you know, the same Sharia Law that has women covered from head to toe lest they be stoned.

Muslim (extremists) fucking suck.
HTH.

PS
Yes Jews suck badly as well.
But Muslims are far fucking worse, theyre barbarians living in modern days, who are hell bent on destroying any other ideology than their own.

The point is that those deviants involved in terrorism are not acting based upon the Quran.  Their very actions put them outside the fold of Islam.   There are always going to be a handful of nut jobs who have their own agenda and claim to be acting in the name of religion.  That is true of all religions but Islamophobes and right wing crazies choose to only to label those with a Muslim name as terrorists.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: All Terrorist are Muslims... on: June 10, 2011, 06:55:32 AM
CC, can you please give a link to the info that supports the pie chart?  There is a link in the article link, but when you click it you get an error message (takes you to the FBI page with other options).  Can you please link me?

Try this...

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/terrorism-2002-2005/terror02_05#terror_05sum
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / All Terrorist are Muslims... on: June 10, 2011, 06:18:13 AM
Except the 94% that aren't.

CNN recently published an article entitled Study: Threat of Muslim-American terrorism in U.S. exaggerated; according to a study released by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “the terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim-Americans has been exaggerated.”
Yet, Americans continue to live in mortal fear of radical Islam, a fear propagated and inflamed by right wing Islamophobes.  If one follows the cable news networks, it seems as if all terrorists are Muslims.  It has even become axiomatic in some circles to chant: “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but nearly all terrorists are Muslims.” Muslims and their “leftist dhimmi allies” respond feebly, mentioning Waco as the one counter example, unwittingly affirming the belief that “nearly all terrorists are Muslims.”
But perception is not reality.  The data simply does not support such a hasty conclusion.  On the FBI’s official website, there exists a chronological list of all terrorist attacks committed on U.S. soil from the year 1980 all the way to 2005.  That list can be accessed here (scroll down all the way to the bottom).

According to this data, there were more Jewish acts of terrorism within the United States than Islamic (7% vs 6%).  These radical Jews committed acts of terrorism in the name of their religion.  These were not terrorists who happened to be Jews; rather, they were extremist Jews who committed acts of terrorism based on their religious passions, just like Al-Qaeda and company.
Yet notice the disparity in media coverage between the two.  It would indeed be very interesting to construct a corresponding pie chart that depicted the level of media coverage of each group.  The reason that Muslim apologists and their “leftist dhimmi allies” cannot recall another non-Islamic act of terrorism other than Waco is due to the fact that the media gives menial (if any) coverage to such events.  If a terrorist attack does not fit the “Islam is the perennial and existential threat of our times” narrative, it is simply not paid much attention to, which in a circuitous manner reinforces and “proves” the preconceived narrative.  It is to such an extent that the average American cannot remember any Jewish or Latino terrorist; why should he when he has never even heard of the Jewish Defense League or the Ejercito Popular Boricua Macheteros?  Surely what he does not know does not exist!
The Islamophobes claim that Islam is intrinsically a terrorist religion.  The proof?  Well, just about every terrorist attack is Islamic, they retort.  Unfortunately for them, that’s not quite true.  More like six percent.  Using their defunct logic, these right wingers ought now to conclude that nearly all acts of terrorism are committed by Latinos (or Jews).  Let them dare say it…they couldn’t; it would be political and social suicide to say such a thing. Most Americans would shut down such talk as bigoted; yet, similar statements continue to be said of Islam, without any repercussions.
The Islamophobes live in a fantasy world where everyone is supposedly too “politically correct” to criticize Islam and Muslims.  Yet, the reality is the exact opposite: you can get away with saying anything against the crescent.  Can you imagine the reaction if I said that Latinos should be profiled because after all they are the ones who commit the most terrorism in the country?  (For the record: I don’t believe in such profiling, because I am–unlike the right wing nutters–a believer in American ideals.)
The moral of the story is that Americans ought to calm down when it comes to Islamic terrorism.  Right wingers always live in mortal fear–or rather, they try to make you feel that way.  In fact, Pamela Geller (the queen of internet Islamophobia) literally said her mission was to “scare the bejeezus outta ya.” Don’t be fooled, and don’t be a wuss.  You don’t live in constant fear of radicalized Latinos (unless you’re Lou Dobbs), even though they commit seven times more acts of terrorism than Muslims in America.  Why then are you wetting yourself over Islamic radicals?  In the words of Cenk Uygur: you’re at a ten when you need to be at a four.  Nobody is saying that Islamic terrorism is not a matter of concern, but it’s grossly exaggerated.   
http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/01/not-all-terrorists-are-muslims/
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ULTIMATE WARRIOR is ripped and in shape again:Hogan a "Cokehead" on: June 08, 2011, 01:14:11 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBAriNbrhUk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBAriNbrhUk</a>

very nice teeth...
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Kai's posing routine and interview with Farah on: May 31, 2011, 06:31:45 AM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZKtAPADYSI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZKtAPADYSI</a>
25  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Religious Debates & Threads / Re: Islam's Deadly Divide - Indonesia on: May 09, 2011, 08:18:11 AM
We will kill them...Islam permits it???

Islam can not be held accountable for the actions of these types of people.  Islam clearly prohibits all kinds and forms of aggression and violence against anyone, except in self-defense.
That is crystal clear to anyone who has read the Quran in context. There are deviant people in all faiths who act with their own agenda and claim to be doing so in the name of their religion.
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