Getbig Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Forums
July 28, 2014, 07:49:24 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
  Home Help Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 216
1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dumping girl because boobs are too big...is it homo? on: February 16, 2014, 06:24:08 PM
Humongous fake boobs are generally a sign of low self esteem or non-stop superficial attention seeking.  Definite yellow-red flag for anything further than just having a good time with her.
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Evander Holyfield gracing us with that knowledge on: January 07, 2014, 06:13:34 PM
They should have just left him to his opinion without saying anything and ridiculing him alone in that chair like a bad little boy.  They said it quite sternly at first exclaiming that what he said was offensive and wouldn't be tolerated, then asked him if he understands his opinion could be offensive.  Its his opinion and it is a reality show with personalities, it doesn't have to be correct. That is the 'reality' they are making $ off of...same with Duck Dynasty.  Not like that opinion is taught in school.  If they wanted to put a disclaimer then have something at the end of the show.
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Evander Holyfield gracing us with that knowledge on: January 07, 2014, 07:38:23 AM
What do you think about him getting a stern scolding and being told he is using offensive language that will not be tolerated in that video?  What offensive language that isn't tolerable?  
I don't agree with him but there are at least some environmental influences in some cases so its not like he is saying the moon is square.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Evander Holyfield gracing us with that knowledge on: January 07, 2014, 07:30:24 AM
I'm all for protecting equal rights for gay people, absolutely, but GLADD could be caracterized as bullies. 

Watch that video...he clearly is expressing his opinion that being gay is a choice...I belive he is wrong (in most cases) but why is he brought in that room, ridiculed, and told he is expressing offensive language?  If you watch him, he is not being mean, aggressive or offensive.  The guy could be wrong and have an ignorant view but his demeanor was gentle and he was having a conversation about his opinion.  Overboard.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Evander Holyfield gracing us with that knowledge on: January 07, 2014, 07:25:25 AM
That wiki link is informative, thanks.  Learnin all kinds of shit on getbig lately! 
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Evander Holyfield gracing us with that knowledge on: January 07, 2014, 07:22:35 AM
There are definitely both genetic and environmental influences in bisexual and homosexual behavior. Some folks are absolutely genetically homosexual and know it very early, others may have proclivity/tendencies but don't know it until they get into an enviroment where it is more acceptable (ie college, etc).  I don't think they have clustered specific genome markers at this point.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 06, 2014, 06:22:01 PM
The same inflated prices are seen throughout the federal system guys, not just the military.  I worked for the federal government for several years (as a contractor).  Everything we did was 2-3 times as expensive as it could be bid out to outside contractors.  I saw this repeatedly, hit us when we bid a couple things out but then they decided it needed to be done by the government workers.  Federal workers get great pensions, many can retire early and then keep working.  Guess what...that is our tax money supporting them the rest of their lives.  None of us get taxpayer pensions.  Everyone that works hard and provides value deserves a good living but big government is not efficient.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 06, 2014, 11:24:20 AM
Yeah Option, I agree.  The anti-gay marriage and anti-abortion comes from the social/religious republicans, not the fiscal conservatives & libertarian factions. I don't give two shits one way or the other about gay marriage or abortion but I am absolutely opposed to limiting my freedom, taking more taxes from me, supporting too many able bodied people with expanding government programs and having a huge government telling us what to do...therefore I tend to vote either libertarian or republican and hope repubs keep moving to champion the fiscal & economic issues and minimize the rest.

TA, the liberal democrats in America are now more totalitarian than anything else.  They absolutely want to control more things and redistribute how they see fit.  They are also champions for feminism and continuing to promote minority and poor dependence instead of upward mobility. The liberals and extreme social conservatives are similar in wanting to control!
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 06, 2014, 07:29:24 AM
Totalitarianism is what links German Nazis and Soviet-type communism....and what I see as the antithesis to personal freedom.  Today's liberals are more totalitarian in many ways.  Today's libertarian and fiscal conservatives champion personal freedom, choice and less centralized government.
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 06, 2014, 07:26:57 AM
tu...you voted libertarian?  Yes!!!

The religious right has less influence on the republican party than they used to, they are a faction of the party but a shrinking one as other factions (like libertarian conservatives) grow.  You hear about the fringe in mainstream media more because it gets them ratings!  Don't trust the media without an analytical mind and looking for bias!  
There are a lot more fiscal and personal freedom conservatives now.  If the republicans want to win any big elections in swing states, they must concentrate on a fiscal, personal freedom and limited government message.

Adonis, you are very interesting....smart, good points but sometime view a topic from an unconventional angle and pure definitions that aren't necessarily commonplace to today's version of the parties.  I would be absolutely fine with a consumption only tax and eliminating federal income tax.  If you consider that socialistic, then sign me up.  The left in this country would want both income & consumption taxes and take more from people to fund bigger government and bigger programs.  The liberals in this country are not pure socialists, according to what you write...they are big government control.  Socially liberal but functionally totalitarian and willing to support too many takers.  I imagine in true socialism there would be standards to hold people to in order to have their share.  Interesting....
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 05, 2014, 01:03:24 PM
Agree Voice of Doom.  The 'you didn't build that' was particularly irritating and mostly incorrect.  Private industry and motivated people are the main driver of progress and jobs in this country, with some notable exceptions (ie. good science and public health) and they certainly do it more efficiently with resources.  We achieve with cooperation and community but predominantly of the willing, motivated and able and our tax dollars went to build every single thing the government did...government has no $ without us to produce.
I feel the federal government should regulate private industry in most cases and keep them from committing abuses, monopolies and violating fair work standards but run very few things outside the military.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 05, 2014, 12:52:54 PM
Christie seems more moderate, focused on fiscal issues and economics far more than social issues...so I am leaning favorable toward him so far.  He has shown he can be inclusive in his state, which is refreshing from some of the divisive politicians we see.  People like Reagan brought people together, that is what we need.  President Obama is divisive...he is strong in his core progressive, community organizing principles and has an us vs. them mentality.  Clinton worked across the isle much better.
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 05, 2014, 10:21:26 AM
Agree aj, TA must be thinking of a specific narrowly defined conservative, certainly not the more modern libertarian/less rules/personal freedom conservative.  Suppose it gets muddy because there are different factions within each larger party.  I can identify with the hard working blue collar democrat but not the utopian liberal elitist or militant feminist or race bater.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 05, 2014, 10:17:15 AM
The majority of business owners are likely fiscally conservative because they want to expand, make a profit, have less regulation and avoid over taxation, all which are barriers to successful profitable business...so the owners of planet fitness may be conservative but I completely disagree with the principles of the gym being conservative, which specifically discriminates, purposely, against strong, assertive males and tries to make all their members feel good with kiddy care, lunk alarms and pizza parties.  That is wossifiation that the feminists love.  Liberals say they are inclusive but I have found many are completely intolerant against anyone who don't completely agree with them and get nasty quickly.  True fiscal conservatives believe the best person for the job...the person who is most productive helps the organization most.

Fiscal conservatives and libertarians are absolutely not controlling and with excessive rules and regulations, they try to allow the advancement of the fittest and most motivated as a core principle.  TA, I respect many of your posts but your misguided on that statement.  Perhaps you are thinking of some social conservatives/religious right, then I would agree.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 05, 2014, 08:07:57 AM
And to put it into bodybuilding terms....planet fitness is an example of how liberalism affects gyms.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 05, 2014, 08:06:06 AM
Similar to me...socially tolerant, fiscally conservative/responsible so a blend of all but more libertarian I suppose.

If you lean libertarian, the current big government democratic party is opposite of your core beliefs.  However faulty the republican party is, it is closer with the limited government philosophy.  The republican part has many different branches.  There are more fiscal conservatives and libertarians then there used to be.  I think the party is slowly changing too, definitely less influence of the religious right.  The democratic party is changing too, more feminists, redistribution and big government liberals, white guilt advocates and less strong working people who were fighting to keep what they earned and fair workers rights (like my grandparents, who were democrats but wouldn't be in the party today because it is dominated by people like President Obama, Jessie Jackson and Nancy Pelosi).
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 04, 2014, 03:32:39 PM
Also, no matter how much government there is, people who are more motivated, more driven and more talented will get ahead in any environment...unless they are held back.  So, I argue that using the government to build infrastructure and such will not change who would be successful and who wouldn't.  Relying on government to build and manage these things actually costs successful working people more in taxation. Strong motivated people, in general, find a way to succeed. They always have....unless they are over-restricted. 
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 04, 2014, 03:27:38 PM
Indeed galenkio, it is not and all or nothing scenario.  We need some government and collective cooperation.  The question is how much support is necessary and how much is reasonable to take from the producers.  Also, how much should the government take over and can they do it better than just regulating private industry.  
We must still reward those that achieve, are more motivated, work hard and make sacrifices to better themselves and standing.  This country had opportunity at its core, the ability to advance....its why my poor ancestors came here with nearly nothing in the 1920s.

The worst thing I have seen so far in a work environment is entitlement.  It breeds laziness, complacency, lack of drive & motivation and underproduction.
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 04, 2014, 03:21:19 PM
gee....that kind of makes sense.  I haven't heard anarchism explained that way before.  That's where anarchy and pure socialism overlap, thanks.  Of course, the problem in that system is there will be doers and there will be takers.  In the real world (outside the ivy league college utopia where everyone acts good & fair), many people will work less hard off the backs of others if they aren't held accountable.  

That's one of the main problems I have with liberalism...it sounds good and feels good but too many folks are lazy and will live off the hard work & efforts of others when they are able bodied.

This is also what is stating to happen more to the U.S.... less people are working/producing (for a variety of reasons including not having enough jobs and people not willing to do certain work) and more people are dependent upon government support. 
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 04, 2014, 03:18:30 PM
There is a big difference between an economic conservative (right wing economic) and social right winger.  The economic conservative tends to be more assertive, hard working, and self-sufficient, not needing excessive support from the government.  The social right winger may want to use government to control the rights of others....most economic conservatives and libertarians are against that principle, in general...nothing is absolute.

That 1 single study means nothing.  Heard on the news today that although US kids rank somewhere around 30th in math & science, they rank at the top in self esteem.  That's what the liberalization of education has gotten us.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 04, 2014, 09:41:26 AM
Oldtimer, I agree, that is the opinion of experience and life wisdom...though I think Obamacare will survive in some form or lead to a more centralized system.

Voice of Doon: makes sense.  Anarchy cannot be defined in traditional definitions of right or left

I don't think any economic or political system in isolation is wise...though we have been recently trending further away from personal freedom, achievement and limited government than I like or the founders of our country intended.

Back to the original point of contention, Right wing (mainly economic conservatives) is certainly more defined by achievement for the fittest and probably attracts more competitive and 'strong' people as it takes less away from them.  Many right wing people believe in supporting the sick, elderly and veterans so not survival of the fittest but I say achievement/advancement of the fittest.
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 04, 2014, 09:06:23 AM
Ayers was a anti-system leftist through violent means and extreme civil disobedience...it doesn't seem like true anarchy was ever his goal. 
To me fascism and communism are more similar than different because both involve minimal personal liberties.  Both of those philosophies/systems are the antithesis to libertarianism.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 04, 2014, 09:03:35 AM
Even definitions have problems because they aren't absolute and subject to intellectual's interpretations.  I know Anarchy has been defined as an extreme leftist philosophy by some but it is in no way related to big government, systemic controlling leftists. So, anarchy has nothing to do with modern day liberalism. Fascism has been categorized as an extreme right wing philosophy but makes no sense to me because current right wing philosophy has limited government as its core component.

 Likely that Fascism is defined as right wing because of the extreme protectionism and nationalistic views, not in our current big vs little government and personal freedom vs big government system control that define right and left in the US today.

24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men who are physically strong are more likely to have right wing political views on: January 03, 2014, 04:45:15 PM
Monson is a monster, no doubt, but an anarchist is not a liberal democrat, defined by recent history anyway.  Anarchy is something totally separate...not really right or left, it definitely is not big government control, quite the opposite.  Big government and dependency is defining progressive leftists in the US.
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ronda Rousey... NEXT best thing for UFC?? on: January 03, 2014, 03:54:59 PM
I respect anyone who fights, men or women.  That said, the women's divisions are very shallow compared to the men.  A female with around 10 fights in her life can be ranked in the top 10 in the world.  Ronda at least has a ton of high level judo matches.  Her judo is amazing.  I don't want to see a 2nd women's division (Dana added 115lbs) televised.  That just takes away more fights being seen from the men's divisions in heavier weight classes.  I haven't seen a KO yet in the UFC 135lb women's division, sure as hell won't see one at 115...which takes away 1 whole element that people like to see.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 216
Theme created by Egad Community. Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.16 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!