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1  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Anybody here own a house(s)? on: August 28, 2007, 07:17:26 PM
Depending on where you are real estate is usally a safe bet.

When I first went to school (17, WLU in Waterloo, ON) I bought a townhouse and rented 2 of the bedrooms to pay off the bank.  However, I didn't realize that between the two universities and one college they were going to open up 20,000 more seats for full-time students...

By the time I sold property values had skyrocketed to about 200% in 5 years.  A moderately nice 3BR townhouse that was bought for 76K ended up at around 145k at selling.  I was lucky to graduate after 7 years of university with no loans, debt or anything really...

However, I'm back in Northwestern Ontario, where there's a mill shutting down everyday.  Not exactly a good market if you expect to ever resell.  A nice sized home in some communities that were purchased for 85-100k ten to twenty years ago can go for 10-20K if people are lucky.  One home in a community I work in went for $6,000; and we're talking a nice 3-4 bedroom, 2 story home.
2  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Bush To Veto Ban On Mercury In Vaccines on: July 24, 2007, 07:38:20 PM
Guys, I work as an advanced practice nurse and I give a minimum of 30-50 immunizations weekly.

I recieve a flu shot every year that contains the aformentioned products, and yes there are components of every vaccine known as Adjuvants(sp?) which can cause the body to absorb the products more slowly and allow the body's response to be more prolonged and moderated.

However, when compared to the possible re-emergence of diseases like Dipheria, Polio, H. Influenzae (type B) or 'Hib', Meningitis, Pnemococcal disease, etc...the chances of side effects is incredibly rare and through controlled studies have been shown to be less than 1%, much less than the side effects of Acetaminophen or Asprin.

Think about swine flu, which killed more people in the years following the war than the war itself (pretty sure it was WWII, but not completely sure).  Thousands, and perhaps millions of lives were saved.

I'm not saying that side effects are non-existant or mild.  Some people do end up with horrible conditions such as Gillian-Barre.  However, the information and research that links Thimerosal to autism is as reliable in some areas as the great steroid 'studies' we've seen lately.

Vaccines are expensive to produce, difficult to store and often lost completely due to breaks in cold-chain or other problems.  Quite frankly, I'd rather my kid have the .2% chance of an major allergic reaction than get polio.
3  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Toughest guy in the bar?? LOL!!! on: July 24, 2007, 07:26:37 PM
See I'm in northwestern Ontario, so usually there are always guys a bit tougher who don't feel the need to show off, but when people start being annoying they are 'politely' asked to leave.

The ones I find the most funny are the students who've watched a little UFC and after a few drinks suddenly are Rocky.  Then when you grab them by the scruff of the neck they flail like a couple of gay guys at a slap fight.

4  Getbig Womens Area / Open Talk for Girl Discussion / Re: POLYGAMY!!!!!!!!! Who's up for it? on: July 16, 2007, 03:26:13 PM
Women's lib has made us (men) into a barrel of punks!

I disagree with that.  I was primarily raised by my stepfather while I was young, and he is still as close to me as my own father.

Fucking respect those who can raise other people's kids.  I was dating a great woman who had two daugters of her own, and I treated them like my own, from day one.  Truth be told, I miss the kids more than the woman.

5  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Ideas for Training w/ NO REAL EQUIPMENT on: May 31, 2007, 10:31:29 AM
Again, I appreciate all ideas, and welcome new ones:

Now things are a little different, as one night a bunch of the neighbourhood kids were looking through my windows at the nurses residence while I was working out.  I wasn't doing anything that surprising, just about 1/2 hour of heavy bag work, abs and lower back.  Typically I go to work in a long sleeve T-Shirt or dress shirt, as the temp up here hasn't hit above 10C, so no one realized that I wasn't just bulky or fat, but a bunch of them saw me working out in a set of shorts and a tank and now all the tweens and teens are asking me how they can get bigger, stronger, etc...

I'm trying to tell them that with the food that they eat they're not going to really develop, as meat costs about 5x as much as in even a small town, and fresh veggies are non-existant.  Pop and chips are a meal up here for many kids, but it has never been any different in their lifetime, so the concept of proper diet is foreign to them.  I fly in here with a cooler full of chicken breasts and frozen veggies, and not much else so I don't cheat, but many of the parents simply do not have the money available to eat like that.  Fortunately wild game fullfills meat requirements for many, with moose and fish being readily available most months, with the occasional bear.  However, the starchy carbs are easy to transport, store and use so many of these kids have pastas, rice, breads, potatoes and such at every meal, with no other veggies at all.

I feel bad for these kids, because I know that fitness was a major part of my life, and taught me to value what I am.  My dad was a bodybuilder throughout the 80s & early 90s, I paid for two university degrees as a REAL personal trainer (not one of those fucks who uses a swiss ball for everything, THEY ARE USED FOR ABS, NOT SQUATS DUMBASS), and played college football with no real experience based solely on my size and strength I gained from training.

Anyway, this was just a rant but it served a purpose....

6  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: starbucks on: May 31, 2007, 10:15:14 AM
Second Cup in Canada has the quality of Starbucks, with laid back attitude and no ultra prissy coffee girls or whatever they're called.

Although since I date a Tim Hoe, can't really say much Cheesy

7  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job on: May 31, 2007, 10:12:01 AM
Oh no, such horrible liberal ideas!

The people who are poor and sick shouldn't get healthcare, FUCK them!

The old shouldn't get enough money so they don't eat dog food, FUCK them!

There shouldn't be access to education if you are in the lower class unless you can throw a ball, FUCK them!

Why does everyone think being a liberal is a horrible thing?  For the past 8 years, the concept of liberal has been synonymous with monsters.  Clinton was a liberal, and other than getting a hummer in the oval office he did all right for economic growth, tax reduction and a host of other ideas. 

8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Disturbing but Funny Thread, for those of you who haven't seen it yet... on: May 29, 2007, 10:41:55 AM
Heh, one of his pictures:

Pissing and shitting blood to look like that?

I am a health professional, and he's fucked

I would have medivac'd him instantly if he came into my clinic like that
9  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Ideas for Training w/ NO REAL EQUIPMENT on: May 16, 2007, 08:31:02 PM
No roads  so fly in's is the only option, does indeed sound remote. Any logging, fire/service roads around that area or are all supply's also flown in?  Sometime a logger truck will carry extra  stuff on their runs. Sound like a corporation or government  center. And you probably signed a contract to  get that job. Interesting anyway. Maybe not for you, but interesting just the same.

Just answering this a bit, the closest logging road ends about 150-200km.  Everything and anything is flown in.

And for those people who don't believe in Global Warming, these communities used to have winter roads for four months out of the year that could support an 18 wheeler loaded with shite.  Now for the past 3 years, NOT A SINGLE DAY!

I've broken down and ordered a power rack and 500lbs in plates, however with the way freight works up here I'd be lucky to get it in before next christmas.

Still, ideas are welcome, appreciated and respected.
10  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Ideas for Training w/ NO REAL EQUIPMENT on: May 15, 2007, 07:18:20 PM
Sweet, those are great ideas.

Keep em comming!
11  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Ideas for Training w/ NO REAL EQUIPMENT on: May 15, 2007, 06:18:12 PM
Where I got ~45% loss in strength

About a 500lbs squat x 10 reps to 300lbs x 10 = ~55%

About a 405lbs bench press x 8 to 225lbs x 8 = ~55%

About 495lbs x 10 deadlift to 285lbs x 12 = ~55%

I workout in a real gym whenever I get into town for a few days, usually weekends or holidays.

As for the job, as a nurse I have no control or say when I work in urban centres.  When I'm here I work in an expanded role; I deliver babies, do minor surgeries, and tonnes of other stuff I'd never be able to do in a hospital.  And the people appreciate what I do because I do care about the community and the People.  Also, I make about one and a half times what I would working in a hospital.  That does factor into it.

I appreciate the input Mike, I just need it to be more constructive in context to what I do.
12  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Ideas for Training w/ NO REAL EQUIPMENT on: May 15, 2007, 05:58:56 PM

I work in a rural and remote First Nation in Northwestern Ontario Canada.  I'm basically in a forest with a small 250 person town that only has fly-in access.  This percludes shipping anything in of more than 50lbs at a time.

Since I started working here 9 months ago I've been trying desperately to keep going, comming off a solid year of religious training, 6 on, 1 off.  When I took this job there is nothing up here at all.  I have a huge basement in the lower level of the Government residence and I put in a heavy bag for cardio, E-Z curl bar w/ 75lbs of plates, a set of 50's.  No benches, no racks, nothing really signifigant.

I've lost at least 30lbs of size, I'm down to about 265lbs and at least 45% of my strength.  In winter anything outside is out as it goes down to about -30C - -50C. 

Any ideas would be great, I'm in Mon-Fri and out on weekends.  I've even started Rocky style cutting down trees in the middle of the forest and hauling them in chunks to elder's houses to make it easier for them to get firewood.
13  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: I gave up sex.... on: April 05, 2007, 07:02:23 AM
I've tried this a few times, and it always ends up the same way...

I end up schlogging some girl just because she keeps hanging around.  Wasn't so bad when I was going to university and it was a 4-1 ration, and most were really attractive and just wanted a little bit of fun.  Now that I'm reasonably well off, and moved back to Thunder Bay, the ones that were hanging around were either single moms who wanted someone to take care of them, or women who just ugly/stupid/both. 

I don't mean to seem like a prick, but where I'm living it's like the frickin twilight zone.  These women that weigh about 15-40lbs over wear skin tight club stuff all the time, with a little jelly roll sticking out the bottom.

Which is why I've been being a dutiful and honest boyfriend and keeping a really pretty and nice and NORMAL girl as happy as I can.  They are really hard to find up here.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Fat peoples lack of willpower is sickening on: March 25, 2007, 07:59:38 PM
Bodybuilders usually don't have much trouble getting cut for competitions. They assume what works for them should work for everyone. It is plainly not as simple as that. We hear over and over that the laws of physics apply to everyone. That is true. However, obesity is not an easy phenomenon to understand. Those who are not experts in obesity should refrain from pontificating about fat people.

I am a bit bulky at the moment but also carry significant muscle size. I can reverse fat levels. A pity most Getbiggers can do nothing about acquiring more effective neuron connections and complex brain processing.


Some of us are very highly educated...

And don't get our jollys from talking down to people
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Worst Gym accident you ever witnessed on: February 20, 2007, 04:02:00 PM
Both Best & Worst Ever:

"Trainer" (ie. 180lbs, 6'1", skinny kinda guy) was training some schmoe kid (probably 16-17) and had him doing squats on a swiss ball. 

Loses balance, goes face first into the dumbbell rack.  Loses minimum two teeth, and a MASSIVE pool of blood.  I'm a nurse and attempted to try and take care of him, and the trainer comes over (as he was busy talking to some chick) and goes "what did you do?" to me!

After the ambulance took the kid away, I brought him up to the office (as I had worked at the gym before) and showed him the footage, and said 'hope you have insurance'.

Look on his face was priceless
16  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Keith Urban = Douchebag on: January 31, 2007, 01:25:01 PM
An Insult to Canadians

 Keith Urban, big shot western singer, asked all Canadians to stand up   at the Minot (N.D.) Fair.
After the Candians stood up, he told them all to leave the stands  before he would sing because they were not helping out fighting with USA troops. He is a New Zealander by birth (1967), then grew up in Australia and finally in 1992 moving and living in Nashville.
 How many Australian troops are in Afganistan?
Becoming an other imported brainwashed yankie.
Also, Garth Brooks donated 1 million to keep Canadian cattle out of the USA.
This just confirms that some Americans are ignorant of any other humans in the world other than themselves. Just recently 40 Canadian Soldiers died, and some died of yet  another
American mistake.  Pass this around and see how their record sales do in Canada.

Fucking tool.  Man for man more Canadian's are getting killed in Afganistan then any nation right now.

17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: GetBig Member With the Greatest Potential to turn PRO? on: January 03, 2007, 09:19:34 PM

18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: TO ALL IFBB PRO'S RE: CONTRACTS on: December 12, 2006, 10:29:22 AM
This is certainly PROGRESS!

Back in my day there were no such things as contracts in the bodybuilding world. In fact I actually don't recall any suppliment hawker other than Weider and Hoffman who had any advertising at all directed at the lifting world.

No one was concerned about contracts! They just wanted to get a mention or a photo in the magazines.

And a cover shot was hitting the jackpot without the cash award.

And those bodybuilders who "wrote" the articles (great story there in its own right) did NOT get cash. Only promotional consideration or if they were worthy enough (such as Mentzer), they would get a full page ad to promote whatever they had that the public would buy.

There  is a good story here that should be written ........

When did Weider bodybuilding and other suppliment companies contracts come into vogue?
Who signed the first one?
How much money was involved over how long a period?
What was the ad?
What are contracts worth today?
Who pays best?
Who pays the least?
Etc., etc., etc.

I never did ask, but I heard a rumor that the average value of a Weider contract was around $45,000 a year, but any additional terms would be beyond my knowledge. But I do know for a fact that Weider would offer those athletes under contract to various NPC promoters in exchange for IFBB recognition on all promotional material. I don't recall if that offer included travel expenses.

Sorry to get off topic but "contracts" kind of prove that this "sport" has advanced since the days of yore.

You know, I'd really be curious about all of that

19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee whats the status? on: November 16, 2006, 04:05:06 PM
Can somebody break down exactly what's up with Lee and his lawsuit; ie. what brought it in, where it is right now, etc...


Oh, and Vince...

20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Ron Avidan Classic Update on: October 27, 2006, 07:25:20 AM
Could I jump on the bandwagon for this
21  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Mixed Martial Arts (MMA/UFC) / Re: A couple of TUF 4 comments. on: October 26, 2006, 03:26:28 PM
GSP is a legitimate nice guy.  I had the chance to meet him in Montreal two years back, a mutual friend knew him growing up I guess.  Guy is solid and humble as they come.

And as for being too humble, maybe he just lets his performance talk for him...
22  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Mixed Martial Arts (MMA/UFC) / Re: Who the hell is Matt Serra? on: October 26, 2006, 03:18:28 PM
Fuck that about talking about people behind their backs.  It's not like he backed down from Lamen at all.
23  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: The most violent thing you have ever done ?? on: October 23, 2006, 08:52:40 PM
Tinsley - Awesome story!!!

You know, I told that story here and I added her old e-mail address to my MSN, now we're having lunch next week.

I liked tapping her cuz she was about 5'1" and maybe 85lbs, tiny tiny girl

Made me feel fucking HUGE
24  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: The most violent thing you have ever done ?? on: October 23, 2006, 08:51:30 AM
When I got down to university I hooked up with this girl Sarah, 21 really cute and amazing in bed, although I didn't know since she was my first (hey, I was only 17).  Anyway, here I am thinking she's 'the one', and I find out she's also porking a male cheerleader.  I get pissed off, and I start pegging him with footballs at practice (I played on the varsity football team), and he showed up to a boxing practice, and took off (I was the head coach).  Whenever they went out and I was around, she would ditch him and end up back at my place.  At one point she even got off his lap at a club, came up to me, started trying to make out, and just walked out with me.

Anyway, after she dosen't make a decision between us I end it when I start seeing someone who did want to get involved.  She comes up to me a month later after I started working at this club saying that he raped her because she never would sleep with him.  Of course I'm a big dumb redneck straight from the farm and buy into it.  So called a friend that lived in the same residence building as him, told him to prop open the door, and just forget I called.  I knocked on Mr. Cheerleader's residence door, and his roommate answered (who I knew in passing), his face got white and said 'he's in the lounge'.  He said later that I looked just fucked.  I walked into the lounge, and he's sitting with a bunch of his buddies.  His buddies scatter, and I grab him, clock him with two or three good elbows, and start grounding-and-pounding.  This all ends with me hanging him out of a third story window by a belt around his feet tied to a radiator.  Luckily, I knew the security guy that worked at the university (played on the football team to) and he just brushed everything under the carpet.

Anyway, so a month later I'm working at the club, normal shift, and start walking home.  Mr. Cheerleader pops out of the bushes in the park I walk through on the way home from work with 2 of his friends, all have bats.  I had an extendable steel baton, which I brought out, but I know if something starts happening I'm completely fucked.  Anyway, his friends start backing up once I got the baton out, and he's starting to pussy out too.  I think that either I do something or he's going to try again some other time, so I pull a Braveheart running towards him yelling, and he just freezes.  I swear to god I didn't mean to break his wrist...or his shin...or three ribs...

Oh, wait, you shouldn't swear.
25  Getbig Alternative Boards / Relationship Talk, Questions, Pictures & More! (18+) / Re: question for guys with girlfreinds or a wife on: October 23, 2006, 08:12:06 AM
Give them lots of love and attention, be sincere, honest, and genuine  - there you go - the sensible answer!  Smiley

Fuck that, whenever I do that I look soft and end up playing back-up for a prick

It's when I'm the prick and just fuck them and leave that they always keep comming back
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