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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Interesting Thought on Female BBers on: Today at 12:50:50 PM

But at least they retain their femininity:


This just oozes feminity. In fact, lesser women lick her sweat to absorb her excess estrogen. What a woman... what a truly magnificent sample of female softness, suppleness and sensuality. She must be wonderful to cuddle and/or make-out with. (no homo!)
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Moronic Youth on: July 31, 2014, 04:46:15 PM
Who is this?

Charles Darwin.
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Moronic Youth on: July 31, 2014, 12:37:39 PM
This looks like a hoax to me, but according to "The News Nerd" kids these days enjoy the #FireChallenge, which involves covering one's body with an accelerant and setting yourself on fire with the video then being posted on the Internet. Here's the link to the article: http://www.thenewsnerd.com/local/boy-dies-participating-facebook-fire-challenge/

That this is really a thing... I have no words. Huh
4  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Liberal Hypocrisy on: July 31, 2014, 09:28:34 AM
I was hoping that this time around that Bum would have had the courtesy to explain how the process of Treating and Preventing Gayness actually works.  I'm not a christian so I don't understand it at all but Bum said "Makes Sense to Me" so I was really hoping he would help clarify it for the rest of us.

For example, do the three steps have a cumulative power or are they each curative on their own.  Do you need to do them in the order listed for them to work.  For example, first a bit of rough housing in the backyard then down to the basement for a few hours of square peg pounding and then off to the shower where, as Dobson wrote  "the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger."   Of course the kid cannot help but notice.  His fathers junk is probably at the level of his face.   Again, I just don't understand how that helps to "treat" and/or "prevent" gayness.

If the kid shows no signs of being queer can you just stop with the rough housing and a bit of peg pounding. 
If the kids already shows signs of being queer will he need multiple "treatments" in order to be cured

I have to admit that I just don't understand how it's supposed to work

I don't think taking your kids in the bathroom and exposing them to your junk serves any purpose, nor do I think some forms of play or activities are reserved solely for one gender. I also don't ascribe to the notion that homosexuality is something learned and find Dobson's advice on this topic (and many others) to be idiotic.

With that said, based on the copy-pastes in this thread he does make one important point if only tangentially and in passing. That Fathers need to be involved in their kids lives and they are the archetype from which their kids (both male and female) will learn and internalize a lot about what being a man means. That much is certainly true.

So be there for your kids, spend time with them, laugh together, form a genuine connection and show them unconditional love. Behave honorably and teach them what you want to teach them not only by saying but by living it yourself. Your kids will pick up on all the important bits. Oh, and don't worry about the pegs and the holes.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: I fucking hate shaving on: July 31, 2014, 02:33:17 AM
These 4 or 5 blade monstrosities leave my skin feeling like I just took a nuclear weapon to the face (note: being a getbigger, I survive the attack and continue contest-prepping) and they cost an arm and a leg. And newer models vibrate and have "pivot balls" and lubricating strips and whathaveyou. FUCK THAT SHIT.

Do this:

Stop using multi blade razors. Buy a straight razor and a strop and you will not need another razor your whole life.

Invest in a good quality straight razor and a good brush, and take your time when shaving. Your face will thank you.

6  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: 16 for '16: The Most Talked-About Potential GOP Presidential Candidates on: July 30, 2014, 04:52:50 PM
Faith and logic are different, but compatible.

They are not compatible in any sense: Reason and logic are a tool of knowledge. Faith isn't. Faith involves blind acceptance, induced by feelings and in the absence of any (or worse still, contrary to) rational evidence or proof.


It's simplistic to say that a person who makes faith-based decisions is unintelligent, or incapable of consistently making fact-based, logical decisions.

Except that's not what I said. You ought to read my post more closely. It's perfectly possible to be quite intelligent and reach faith-based decisions. Repeating my earlier examples:

  • One can believe, on faith, that the Universe was created by a Supreme Being. This is fine and not necessarily irrational, although it certainly can be.
  • One can also believe, on faith, that the earth is fixed and the sun revolves around it. This is not fine and it is demonstrably irrational because it contradicts established and easily observable and verifiable facts.


If that were not the case, you'd have to label a lot of highly intelligent people as "dumb," because they believe in God, believe in intelligent design, etc.

I'm an equal-opportunity labeler and I will label anyone who allows faith to override reason and evidence as an idiot. It's entirely possible (although, I would hope, rare) that highly intelligent people would fall into that category.

Be careful to not misunderstand or misrepresent my position: I don't claim that believing in God or believing in intelligent design qualifies one as an idiot. It's possible that someone could have received evidence which convinced him of the existence of God via personal revelation. But personal revelations have meaning only to the person receiving them. So if someone was, indeed, convinced by a personal revelation that a particularly flavor of the Christian God is real, then more power to them. 


Regarding the beginning of life on earth, you do not have a fact-based belief in how life began (whatever your belief is), because we don't know how life began on day one.  I've had a lengthy discussion about this on the Religion Board.  Cannot remember if you were a part of it?  But as much as people want to run from the "faith" label, having a belief in something that has not or cannot be proved is, at the end of the day, a faith-based belief.  Also, there are often provable facts supporting faith-based beliefs.

Regarding the beginning on life on earth, my only position on the topic is one that can be supported by rational facts. Namely, that the building blocks of life can arise as the result of natural processes and our best evidence to date suggests that this is what happened. Generally speaking positing supernatural influences is irrational.

I'd be curious to know which faith-based beliefs you are referring to and what the "provable facts" are, since if there are provable facts the need for faith goes away.


I haven't seen anything about Dr. Carson so far that makes him like other politicians.

Look a little harder. It's like one of those puzzles where you have to squint to see the picture.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Liberal Hypocrisy on: July 30, 2014, 04:06:20 PM
go back a quite a few years to the Focus on the Family threads with Dobson's advice on how to ungay your kid as an example

Seriously? That was a thing that happened!?! Huh
8  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: 16 for '16: The Most Talked-About Potential GOP Presidential Candidates on: July 30, 2014, 02:47:07 PM
But I stand by comments that your approach is narrow-minded.  The fact he believes in intelligent design does not mean he doesn't make other decisions based on facts and empirical data.  As a world renowned, pioneer neurosurgeon, of course he made fact-based decisions.

I'm sure that he made such decisions in his capacity as a doctor. In fact, I'm sure he has the mental acuity to make rational and fact-based decisions. The question (for me) is does he do so consistently? I ask this because logic and faith aren't compatible tools; they aren't even complementary.

He's entitled to adopt any position he wants he wants vis--vis evolution. But his position and the reasoning behind it, say something him.

 
He also made a faith-based decision.  Everyone makes faith-based decisions in some way or another.  They are not incompatible.

They are when the faith-based decision requires disregarding facts. I'll give you two examples involving the use of faith:

  • Believing that the universe was created by God: It may not necessarily be a position supported by logic and facts but can be supported on the basis of faith. Conclusion: we're cool.
  • Believing that the earth is fixed and the sun revolves around it: This position contradicts established facts and defies logic. No amount of faith will fix that. Conclusion: you're a doofus.

Long story short: using faith to justify something irrational and dismiss actual facts is bad.


It sounds like you know nothing about the man.  I've read three of his books.  I like what I've read both from his books and from other sources.  I like what he is saying for the most part.  But if you want to form opinions about him based on . . . essentially nothing . . . you are of course free to do so.

I form opinions on the only evidence available to me: his own statements. Is it possible that his statements paint him in an unflattering light? Sure. Is it possible that I am misinterpreting his statements? Sure. I remain open to being convinced that I am, actually, wrong and he is a great candidate. But so far, everything that I've seen is that he's no different than other politicians.
9  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Obama: FLY Illegals Straight to U.S., So They Dont Have to Cross Border on: July 30, 2014, 09:49:49 AM
I think Obama is creating his own laws for immigration so he doesn't get deported back to Kenya. Haha.

Careful. If you start thinking all of a sudden you may sprain something. You need to do a warm-up first and take it slow.
10  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: 16 for '16: The Most Talked-About Potential GOP Presidential Candidates on: July 29, 2014, 08:04:41 PM
He has a faith-based belief in how life began on earth.  At the end of the day, everyone who believes life started on earth in some fashion has a faith-based belief in how it all began.  Dismissing his entire life's work on this basis is pretty narrow-minded.  Not very rational either, considering that probably everyone running has pretty much the same belief system.

I'm not dismissing his entire life's worth. I'm dismissing the foundation upon which his "appeal" as a politician rests. His whole schtick is how he is - and this is a direct quote - "trained to make decisions based on facts and empirical data" and how such people ought to "get involved in the political arena and help guide our country" because their ability to make decisions based on fact and empirical data will help move our country forward. And then he turns around and makes decisions ignoring facts and empirical simply because they conflict with his personal beliefs. So you will forgive me for calling bullshit.

You also say that it's irrational to levy this criticism when pretty much everyone else running has pretty much the same belief system. This is just plain nonsense. I am well-justified in criticizing every one of them (after all, why should I not criticize people who subsitute logic for faith and accept stories in lieu of evidence) but I am under no obligation to do so.


In any event, he's not a politician.  If you're really interested in learning about him you should consider reading his book Gifted Hands.  You should also look at what he has done to improve not just education, but STEM education with America's kids.  He is a terrific American story.

Of course he is - he might not have started out as one - after all, who does? - but he became one. This doesn't detract from his other accomplishments, but let's not hide behind our fingers, shall we?


I don't know if he is running, or if I would vote for him if he does run, but I'm glad someone with his intellect, competence, business sense, integrity, and faith wants to get involved in public policy.  We need more people like him who are not career politicians.

The problem that you have is that you think he is, somehow, different than career politicians because he hasn't officially launched his political career. You might be interested in this bridge I saw advertised on Craigslist...
11  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Religious Debates & Threads / Re: Islam and modern science on: July 29, 2014, 05:33:57 PM
There is no reason to say that what so and so says is Islam, my friend. There is no universally agreed upon interpretation of Islam.

That's true. Man, you'd imagine a deity that wanted people to follow him would make himself understood plainly and unambigiously...


As an example, suppose if I quote a scientist who makes a ridiculous statement, shall i take that to represent the official view representing 'science'?

Seeing how such view would represent a term divorced from any meaningful context you could say it, but I'm not sure what meaning the statement could possibly convey.


So when you call it 'Islam' vs modern science, you are inserting your own bias into it. It's what you think Islam is.

I guess the title was a little abrasive, but can you blame me? After all, this isn't what I say or think about Islam. It's what these prominent Muslims, some of whom are respected scholars and religious leaders, say.


If you are looking for idiotic views among the religious, I am fully aware of this and get more annoyed about it than you do. But let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

I don't think one should reject Islam on the basis of what any one person says. I think one should reject Islam on the basis that it's fundamentally irrational and based on no objective and observable facts. Christianity is no different. The moment you jump outside of the realm of logic and enter the realm of the supernatural, your ideas ought to be rejected.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: 16 for '16: The Most Talked-About Potential GOP Presidential Candidates on: July 29, 2014, 05:23:27 PM
Ben Carson on Running for President: 'It Is a Step Closer'

I like how he presents himself as a logical and rational man but then proceeds to act in completely irrational ways or how he plays up his scientific credentials to suggest that he can make decisions based on facts and empirical data then proceeds to make decisions based on anything but facts and empirical data.

Examples?

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence in favor of evolution, he overrides his rational side and supports creationism. Why? Well, for the very rational and fact-based reasaon that he can't imagine life emerging and evolving over millenia; so evidence and facts just go out the door. Similarly, without any evidence to support his position, he claims that without a creator there can be no morality and ethics are meaningless. Why? Because that's what he believes. Again, this refined ability to make decisions based on those facts and empirical data just, *poof*, evaporates when his beliefs come into play.

Yes, my fellow mass-monsters... truly Ben Carson is a rational man; a man who makes decisions based solely on facts and data alright... what a fucking joke.

Ben Carson's image is well-polished and media-friendly - he's the doctor who saved lives, the man of integrity who adheres to logic, the non-partisan patriot that wants to make a difference. You can see why some find him appealing.

But it's only skin-deep. Peel back the facade, and all that's left is just another ambitious, aggrandizing politician with a huge ego and oversized ambitions, who talks bullshit out of whichever side of his mouth better suits his purposes and cares about only one thing: power.

He's no different than any of the many politicians that came before him or the many that will come after him.
13  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Religious Debates & Threads / Re: Islam and modern science on: July 29, 2014, 02:10:07 PM
Don't ask me to spoon feed you with arguments.

I asked you nothing.


You made certain assumptions when you made this thread. They are faulty.

I posted a picture with quotes of prominent Muslim religious leaders showcasing a fundamentally flawed understanding of the world, caused by religious blinders. The only assumption I made is that the quotes in question are accurate.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Police State - Official Thread on: July 29, 2014, 02:07:07 PM
san Antonio police mistake photographer for fleeing drug suspect, beat him silly.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/07/29/san-antonio-police-mistake-photographer-for-fleeing-drug-suspect-beat-him-silly/

He probably deserved it... right? Roll Eyes

15  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Glenn Beck: Conservatives Wont Win on Immigration on: July 29, 2014, 11:00:57 AM
Was a complete jerk-off. Now that he's away from Fox News, he's actually thinking for himself.

One needs at least a partially functioning brain in order to think...
16  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Religious Debates & Threads / Re: Islam and modern science on: July 29, 2014, 10:56:45 AM
haha

The debate of Islam vs science aside, what interests me more is your approach to the subject and the assumptions behind it.


My approach is simple: unambigiously define your terms and rationally support your positions.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Obama: FLY Illegals Straight to U.S., So They Dont Have to Cross Border on: July 29, 2014, 12:24:35 AM
The title of this post sure demands your attention. And it's not surprising; short, sweet and shocking nuggets like that "sell". After all, who's gonna bother reading the actual article? Most won't, and of those that do, few wiill read more than a few sentences. The folks at the Conservative Tribute know this, which is why their articles are structured and written as they are. Which is why I wasn't that surprised when the post here opened with a statement that this was "an Obama administration plan that would cut out the smugglers and coyotes as the middle men of the illegal immigration business, and take over operations themselves."

Strong words...

The Conservative Tribune post mentioned that their commentary was in response to reporting by the New York Times and handily provided a link to said reporting. When I read someone's commentary in response to an article - especially someone who has a clear partisan bias - I prefer to not just take their word that they are describing the article they are commenting on accurately or objectively. Also, since they provided me with a link, it'd be impolite to not actually click it. So off I went to read the New York Times piece.

Not surprisingly, the statements made by the Conservative Tribute were not accurately describing the issue. They didn't quite distort things, but they manipulated it just enough as to make what the NYT reported and what they wrote two very different things. How so?

First, remember that the Conservative Tribute said that it was commenting on an "an Obama administration plan that would cut out the smugglers and coyotes as the middle men of the illegal immigration business, and take over operations themselves." Or where they?

The NYT article was about a plan that, if approved, "would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds." In other words, this plan involves checking whether Hondurans likely to make the trip to attempt to enter the country illegally actually qualify to enter the coutry legally instead. So, the outrage here is that the Administration appears to want to screen these people before they embark on the trip and attempt to enter into the country without going through immigration.

This is something very different than the story the Conservative Tribute headline sold...

Let's be clear. I don't particularly like this plan; I think that it's misguided and does little to help address the very real problem of illegal immigration. Nor am I posting to voice my support of said plan or to defend it or the Administration.

I am, however, posting to suggest that if you are going to be outraged about something, then you may not want to rely on what partisan hacks write since their goal is to agitate the mindless partisan lackeys that pay them any attention rather than to inform you of facts and let you form an opinion on the merits of an issue.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Police State - Official Thread on: July 28, 2014, 06:12:58 PM


She called him the devil.  She clearly contributed to her own beating.  She should've been 100% subservient...that would've stopped the abuse.

Oh boy...

Of course she should have been 100% subservient. Anything less is undemocratic according to NYPD Commissioner Bratton who said: "It's important that when an officer does approach you to correct your behavior, that you respect them. That's what democracy's all about." (source)

Yeah, you read that right. I have just one question: WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE?!?
19  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Police State - Official Thread on: July 28, 2014, 04:55:22 PM


Times may be a changing.  Hell, on this thread it's almost exclusively people on the right, right leaning, or libertarian leaning against the creeping police state.

My currently unproven, untested, but probably accurate theory is the libs love the police state....especially when they can use it to enforce compliance.  But, to listen to Peter King talk is basically an endorsement for an even greater police state (his interview with Stossel is sickening).  We're fucked all around.



Peter King is a disgrace and it's disgusting that that piece of shit gets elected instead of being spat on and publicly ridiculed.
20  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Illegals demand representation in White House meetings on: July 28, 2014, 02:44:36 PM
I'm going to Mexico City and demanding representation... lol

Illegal immigrants plan to picket the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings.

We are among the millions of people who will either benefit or be harmed by the decisions the President makes, and we are here to represent ourselves in any future negotiations, said Rosi Carrasco, one of organizers, in a statement announcing the action.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/28/illegals-demand-representation-white-house/#ixzz38nbZNDEh
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter


What the... that's pretty crazy.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Obese people and their shopping carts on: July 28, 2014, 01:55:11 PM


What the fuck? Is that photoshopped? It's almost as if his spine is completely disjoined from his pelvis and lower half of his body is a good 8 inches forward of the top half.
22  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Hillary: W actually made me feel proud to be American on: July 28, 2014, 01:27:50 PM
Quote from: Every Fucking Politician
I'm all for those things which I said I wasn't for before and which I don't think we should implement, which is why I am moving forward with their implementation as fast as possible. Watch as I talk from both sides of my mouth while saying nothing at all and offering carefully focus-group-tested soundbites designed to get the base excited, my opponents outraged and the swing voters talking about me.

Politicians... what a fucking joke.
23  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Conspiracy Theories Board / Re: BREAKING: Imminent Internet False Flag on: July 28, 2014, 01:21:24 PM
BREAKING: Imminent Internet False Flag

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na97gYbNx44" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na97gYbNx44</a>

Oh god! Was so lucky I saw this in time and could prepare myself.
24  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Conspiracy Theories Board / Re: 72 Hour Red Flag before US Martial Law on: July 28, 2014, 01:19:24 PM
Your 72 Hour Red Flag Before US Martial Law

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d2J4jHmEL8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d2J4jHmEL8</a>

It's now 5,544 hours later. Is it safe to come out of hiding and buy some gas-pills and plastic-encased gold?
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Walking Dead vs. Getbig on: July 28, 2014, 12:43:03 AM
Tbombz, in his expensive bunny outfit, will seduce his zombie opponent. After a wild weekend of fucking Tbombz, the zombie will be sexually satisfied but exhausted and weakened by infections and disease. Victory tbombz.
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