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1  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: STUPID Republican Voters on: April 22, 2014, 07:32:39 PM
Common sense.  Increased expenditures are passed along to the consumer in order to maintain profit margins. Paying for the higher wages has to come from somewhere.    CEOs sure as hell aren't going to lower their salaries.  Higher wages is why American made goods cost more. Go to any store and compare prices.

I beg to differ, ...and quite frankly, I believe CEOs should accept a little less in salaries if they want to maintain current price points. But let us look at how increased wages for workers would impact the consumer price point.

If Walmart Paid It's Employees A Living Wage

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There is a very high cost to low prices, and it goes well beyond the financials.
2  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Canada's middle class now richest in the world on: April 22, 2014, 07:23:48 PM
Canada's middle class now richest in the world

A Canadian flag attached to a ski pole is waved on Parliament Hill in
Ottawa on Monday, April 15, 2013. (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:04PM EDT

A report published in the New York Times on Tuesday reveals Canadians – not Americans – now boast the richest middle class.

“After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada – substantially behind in 2000 – now appear to be higher than in the United States,” says the report.

Canada is tied with Britain for the most growth in middle-class earnings since 2000, and has now pulled ahead of the U.S. to boast the wealthiest middle class in the world. Canadian middle-class earnings have gone up nearly 20 per cent, while American earnings have remained virtually the same since 2000.

The New York Times has been gathering income data for the last 35 years. The last report, released in 2010, saw Canada tied with the U.S. Now, for the first time in the history of the study, Canada is on top.

The study measures after-tax cash income to determine how much each country’s middle-class workers are earning.

Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director for BMO Nesbitt Burns, said the rise of Canada’s middle class should be viewed in relative terms.

“It says as much about how badly damaged the U.S. economy was during the recession as it is necessarily a positive mark for Canada,” said Porter.

While most countries have displayed some measure of middle-class growth, the economic recession that began in 2000 has essentially paralyzed middle-class earnings in the U.S.

Porter said the hit to the U.S. construction and manufacturing industries was particularly damaging to the American middle class.

“It was a classic boom-bust, although in their case it was almost like a couple booms and a couple busts-- the second worse than the first,” Porter said.

That bust has let other countries catch up, including many European nations. Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden have all drawn closer to the U.S. in middle-class earnings.

The report also shows families with below-average incomes in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands now make significantly more money than Americans in the same range. “Thirty-five years ago, the reverse was true,” says the report.

But Americans at the top of the pay scale still earn more than the rest of the world, with the U.S. a full 20 per cent ahead of Canada at the highest income bracket.

Porter said the U.S. maintains the strongest top-end earners because that’s still where the world’s most-talented executives, athletes and celebrities choose to live.

“Basically, talent, ability and fame benefit tremendously,” he said.

The U.S. once led the pack in almost all income brackets, but since the first study in 1980, earnings in America have steadily eroded until only the richest remain on top

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3  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: The Bundy Affair is the Tip of the Iceberg to What's Coming on: April 22, 2014, 05:44:58 AM
4  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Chelsea Clinton looks like dog S$% - geez!!!! on: April 22, 2014, 04:18:45 AM
She looks like dog food.   Trainwreck city right there

Excuuuuse me?!?!  Avxo cut the face off your photo for a reason.  Wink

...and if you keep talking about Chelsea Clinton your soulmate (that chick who had the 2012 Election night meltdown) might get jealous.  Cheesy
5  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Michelle Obama - Splurging is the key to life on: April 22, 2014, 04:08:06 AM
She splurges when she is not paying for it. Tpical ghetto

You have a problem if the First Lady enjoys a little ice-cream now and then after eating boring vegetables?

Ohhhh I see why you're upset. You're jealous because on their first date, Barack took Michelle out for ice-cream.

Poor thing... and all this time you just wanted a sweet, romantic and innocent first date with Obama just like what Michelle got, but there are too many Secret Service guys on the job that won't let you get within 100 feet of the man. Poor thing... Jealousy is a vicious monster to contend with.  Cry
6  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Michelle Obama - Splurging is the key to life on: April 22, 2014, 02:36:46 AM

Dude, you're seriously loosing it! My cousin's little girl was at the White House Easter egg roll, and a good time was had by all. Nothing inappropriate was said to the little kiddies no matter how you or Yahoo care to spin it.
7  Getbig Womens Area / Open Talk for Girl Discussion / Re: Beautiful? on: April 22, 2014, 02:26:12 AM
Haven't been able to hang them free since my 16th. They grew to a 32 HH/J and shrunk to a 28 FF now. If these slightly deflated, flubby girls hang free, they hinder me in my movements. They tend to sag under my arm, so I have to pull them up from under my arm every few minutes. Can't lean into the kitchen countertop or tabel, because first I have to hoist them up and lay them on the top or table. Otherwise they get painfully squished. Not to mention the nasty moist micro climate in the skinfold under the boobs...

 Shocked   Shocked   Shocked  Oh My!!! Double F's?  Those aren't a couple of girls,'ve got an entire sorority going on there!
And to think I thought I had it bad having to push them out of the way just to see my feet, or holding them so I could roll over in bed without any pain, whenever they got swollen. My sympathies.

Forgive me, but this revelation calls for a song...  ahem...

¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪ Do your girls hang low?  ♪♫•*¨*•. Do they wobble to and fro? ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪
♪♫•*¨*•. Can you tie them in a knot? .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸Can you tie them in a bow? ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪
¸.•*¨*•♫ Can you throw them over your shoulder, like a Continental soldier? ♪♫•*¨*•.¸.
•*¨*•♫ Do your girls hang low?  ♪♫•*¨*•.¸.•*¨*•♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸.•*¨*•♫
8  Getbig Womens Area / Open Talk for Girl Discussion / Re: A neighbour/friend told me that she had sex with her best friend's husband on: April 22, 2014, 01:57:36 AM
If you choose to tell Kate, I don't think the choice should be made in order to get revenge for ill treatment.
If you tell her, tell her because you sincerely believe she would want to know.

I think I have a bit of an idea what you might be experiencing. I too had a friend who was messing around with a mutual friend's boyfriend. The situation was a little different though in that I was not required to keep their secret. I only found out AFTER our mutual friend T found out. She was slightly psychic, and received a flash of insight. She walked out of her apartment, marched 3 flights up, to P's apartment, and started banging on the door. No answer. Then she announced "I know you're both in there, and I know what you're both doing, and I'm not leaving until you come out, you might as well come out and face the music." Knowing her tenacity, both of them decided to open the door and face the music. Meanwhile, I was completely oblivious to all the drama that was taking place 7 floors below me.

When I did find out, I had a very difficult dealing with it myself, and it took me a long time to trust P again.

As it turns out C & P had been no-strings-attached "friends" and it was P who originally introduced T to C in the first place. C was quite the "cunning linguist" and P would occasionally invite him over for "dinner." She bragged about his skills to such an extent that one night after having broken up with her boyfriend who never did that, T decided to invite him over for dinner and he impressed her so much, ... within 2 weeks, she let him move in with her.

It took me a very long time to both forgive and trust P again, but I figured if T could forgive her, it wasn't my place to hold it against her. Although if looks could kill, she would have died that night when she started flirting with my boyfriend.

I knew she had the hots for him big time. I used to work as a hostess in an upscale restaurant where all the "beautiful people" went to see and be seen. I used to see him coming in regularly and always wanted to meet him, but never had the opportunity to sit down and get to know him. One night P came in shortly before my shift ended and decided to wait for me to finish working. She said she'd be looking for a hot man until i got off work. it had been a slow night, and i told her "There aren't any hot men in here tonight." She assured me she'd find one if there was. When I got off, I found her sitting at the bar next to him flirting up a storm. I didn't even see him come in. Damn if she didn't hit the jackpot... or so I thought. When i went over to the bar to join her, I discreetly enquired if she had found what she had been looking for earlier? Instead of a discreet 'YES' she blurts out "you mean a good looking man?" lol. I almost died. He immediately pulled up a chair for me, and placed it, in between himself & P, and invited me to sit between them. it was a little awkward since she'd already been trying to work it if you know what I mean.  We were both flirting with him that night, me mildly & discreetly, while she flirted outrageously, ...but he chose me over her, ...and we ended up dating briefly. I had stopped working in the restaurant shortly after that, and one night we stopped by there for a few drinks before heading back to his place, and she kept flirting shamelessly saying the three of us should go back to his place for a private pajama party... I was livid!!

The next morning around 11 am, she was knocking on my door to apologize, and she caught me doing the "walk of shame" as I stepped off the elevator. lol. Embarrassed she was apologizing for flirting, and said she wasn't serious, that she was only winding me up trying to get me jealous. I told her I wasn't jealous, I was pissed off because I didn't want her giving him any ideas that he'd be all over like a dirty shirt. He used to date Hugh Hefner's ex-wife (before she married Hefner)

About 2 months later, I had had enough of him, i just couldn't deal with what he was into, and decided not to see him anymore. So who comes to me and asks my permission to date him? You guessed it. P asked me if I was ok with her taking a stab at him. I told her honestly, it didn't bother me if she got together with him, but if she was going to date him, there was something she should know. I then proceeded to tell her what he was into... What really turned his crank. I told her if she could handle that... more power to her. This was in August. She moved away at the end of the month, and I didn't see her again until May of the following year. We were in my apartment, and she brought up A, the guy she had sought my permission to date. She confessed she went out with him a few times, and the bewildered look on her face told me everything I needed to know. I just burst out laughing! She had to laugh too. She admitted that she thought my previous warnings to her were simply designed to scare her off, that there was no truth to it whatsoever, and that I just didn't want the competition, but since i did give her permission... I only wish I could have been a fly on the wall to have seen the look on her face, the moment she realized that everything i had told her had been the truth!!! LOL!!! The look of absolute horror on her face just recalling her dates with him was priceless. We both laughed so hard we almost peed. So sad. He was so pretty too, ...but dammit if he wasn't kinkier than a Black man's hair!!!

Anyway, I digress, and you've got me off on a tangent. Suffice to say, only tell Kate for Kate.
Forget Tish or Patrick, and just be the friend who truly has her back.
9  Getbig Womens Area / Open Talk for Girl Discussion / Re: 2 Girls... 1 Absolutely Stunning Performance... Religious Stereotypes Shattered! on: April 21, 2014, 11:56:28 PM
Honestly, I don't care for either. Religion or Culture that oppresses women like that. Male suicide soldiers would dress in them and bring a kid along to kill others. I watched a guy stab his wife to death at an intersection. I've seen a father have his oldest son slit his sisters throat for "dishonoring" the family. I don't trust any of them. No, I shouldn't lump all because of a few but I honestly can't help it.

To this day when I go into certain areas of Seattle that has a heavy Muslim influence I take one of my anxiety pills. If for some reason I don't notice one of the women in that particular outfit approaching me soon enough that I can't go to the other side of the street my heart starts racing, sweat and all I can think about is how fast I can pull my concealed pistol and where nearest cover is for when whomever under that black veil starts shouting "Alah Akbar". I don't think that will ever leave me though. I have nightmares about that shit.

I hate I feel that way towards them all especially since the surgeon that saved my life after the IED hit is a Muslim in the US Army. He was  a really cool guy to. Undecided

  Shocked   Shocked   Wow!!!   Cry   Thanks for your honesty. So sorry you've been given such a skewed view of Muslims.
Sometimes our life experiences combined with the political agendas of others, have a way of coming together to support & reinforce falsehoods to the detriment of all concerned.

I made this post earlier on the Religion board, and I'd like to repost it here for you. Enjoy ❤

Meet a Muslim Family

One Way To Destroy Stereotypes Is To Watch An Adorable 5-Year-Old Hug Strangers

You know that part in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" when the Grinch's heart grew three sizes?
I bet that's exactly what happened to the people in this video when they met this family on the street.

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10  Getbig Womens Area / Open Talk for Girl Discussion / Re: A Wedding Ceremony to Remember on: April 21, 2014, 11:43:36 PM
Very cool, one of my favorite songs. He's got pipes!

Yep, ...and his video has gone so viral, ...he's now getting a record contract.
He's being hailed as "The Singing Priest"  Smiley
11  Getbig Womens Area / Open Talk for Girl Discussion / Re: Beautiful? on: April 21, 2014, 11:40:14 PM
Personally, I believe it's a matter of choice. These days, I only wear one on rare occasions.
I prefer the girls to live free. So much more comfortable that way. Granted, that's easier to do when one lives in a cold climate where sweaters, jackets, and other forms of outer wear are common, ...but come the summer time, if I'm to be stuck in air-conditioned environments, ...there are always circular band-aids to keep me from taking out an eyeball or two.  Tongue   As long as I'm not required to run, bra-less will always be my preference  
12  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Religious Debates & Threads / Meet a Muslim Family on: April 21, 2014, 11:30:30 PM
Meet a Muslim Family

One Way To Destroy Stereotypes Is To Watch An Adorable 5-Year-Old Hug Strangers

You know that part in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" when the Grinch's heart grew three sizes? I bet that's exactly what happened to the people in this video when they met this family on the street.

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13  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: STUPID Republican Voters on: April 21, 2014, 10:33:38 PM
right.  like when someone from Europe will claim to know more about how much taxes the rich pay than an actual tax preparer from the US.  Its mass media's fault really.  TV emboldens these people with the belief that they can understand US tax by what they see on a 2 minute news clip.

Who gives a poop about taxes and the IRS? 
I'm in this thread to see some Rich man's dick, ...and I wanna see it now! (please)   Tongue
14  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: horrible upper back pain on: April 21, 2014, 10:22:31 PM

I've lost faith in getbig  Grin

I think they just like to see me suffer.   Cry
15  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Mass Army Defections taking place in the Ukraine on: April 21, 2014, 10:14:46 PM
This is very interesting and informative as a case study

In not too distant future we will be seeing this sort of thing here when the united states starts to fracture

I heard as much as 40% of Crimean soldiers immediately traded their Ukranian passports for Russian ones in the days immediately following the Russian deployment of troops (which btw were already present on Crimean soil)

Where would American soldiers go to? Mexico? It would have to be there, because I can't see the Canadian gov't accepting them... not with Prime Minister Harper in office. He may dislike Obama, but he marches lock step with those who give Obama his orders.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Keystone Cop Shoots Himself!!! on: April 21, 2014, 10:08:26 PM
He wasn't even protecting the property. He was doing what everyone (human or animal) does when on their property, and a stranger starts walking up the walkway: approach and say hello. He should have looked to make sure he wouldn't encounter any difficulties before he walked into a stranger's yard. Just because he was scared was no reason to shoot. Obviously the dog posed no risk to him, or it would have taken a good chunk out of his hide while he was lying in the yard in a pool of his own blood. Serves him right!
17  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Thousands of prisoners could qualify for clemency on: April 21, 2014, 10:01:49 PM
I find that hard to believe.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Chelsea Clinton looks like dog S$% - geez!!!! on: April 21, 2014, 10:00:29 PM
I dunno... un-hot people have to EARN shit.   Hot girls don't know drinks cost money in bars.  They don't know doors have handles.  

Super hot people have an unrealistic view of how the world works, and often less of a work ethic.

When a homely face like Hilary moves up the ranks, it's NOT because people wanna bang her.  It's because she's getting her law degree and working her way up the ladder.  When a girl is a "10" at 18, I think there's a good chance her cleavage and smile will ensure she spends less time with her nose in a book than a Hilary would.  

Not true!   Angry
19  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Chelsea Clinton looks like dog S$% - geez!!!! on: April 21, 2014, 09:58:43 PM
I would not hit that if you paid me - yuck 

You would never get paid to be with her, so stop with the histrionics
You can't even get into the contents of an Aqua Fina water bottle, and you stand
absolutely no chance whatsoever of getting into the contents of Chelsea Clinton's panties..
20  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Chelsea Clinton looks like dog S$% - geez!!!! on: April 21, 2014, 09:54:04 PM
Commenting on looks does not further one's political cause.  It makes you look petty and angry.  Stick to discussing policies in a professional, calm and analytical way.


She looks like a normal woman (possibly out for a morning jog) without any makeup.

Nothing to see or comment on here... move along

21  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Ice Road Truckers' Star Charged with Kidnapping Vegas Prostitute!!! on: April 21, 2014, 09:41:49 PM
Ice Road Truckers' Star Charged with Kidnapping Prostitute

It's like something out of "Grand Theft Auto" -- one of the drivers from History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" has been charged with 3 felonies after allegedly kidnapping a Vegas prostitute ... and forcing her to jump out a second story window.

According to official charging docs, Tim Zickuhr has been charged with first degree kidnapping, extortion, and coercion. But the story behind the charges is out of control. Seriously, out of control.

According to the police report, the prostitute -- who goes by Snow White -- told cops Tim hired her to perform services on December 18th. She says he gave her his ATM card to withdraw her payment, but he later accused her of taking too much.

She claims Tim arranged a meeting at his apartment the next day to settle their money dispute -- and he attacked, punching her in the face, and threatening to kill her if she didn't get him the money she'd stolen.

She claims Tim tied her up with backpack straps, continued to beat her, and then poured cold water on her from a mop bucket. She claims Tim then locked her in his closet and demanded a phone number for someone who could get him the money.

Stroke of genius from Snow White -- she gave Tim the phone number of a police officer she knew ... and according to the report, Tim actually called it, claiming he'd kill Snow White if $1,000 wasn't delivered to him.

Tim and the officer arranged a meeting -- but rather than leave his apartment through the front door, Tim allegedly forced Snow White out his second story window.

Long story short, the cop met Tim and immediately arrested him. The officer claims Tim sang like a canary, admitting everything ... placing the phone calls, dousing Snow White in water, locking her in a closet, and pushing her out a window. Just ... crazy.

Tim is due in court in May.

A rep for History channel had no comment -- but told us Tim hasn't been on any "Ice Road" programming since 2011.

That's just soooo messed up on so many levels.
22  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Religious Debates & Threads / Re: Evangelical Christians and Jews on: April 21, 2014, 09:36:03 PM
Not sure if you were being sarcastic, but you're right. If Jesus were to secretly come back and make His views known now the way He did back then, some self-professed Evangelicals would be the ones to call for Him to be crucified.

Self-righteous proselytizers come in all shapes & sizes, ...and from across the religious & non-religious spectrum.

Regarding Israel, SuperTed is right when he says some Christians support them strictly for selfish geo-political reasons. I support them for giving us the prophets, the Bible, and most importantly Christ Himself.

Then you might be throwing your support behind the wrong people.
The ancient prophets, the Jews, the bible, and Christ himself all came out of Africa.
23  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: Tennis Elbow on: April 20, 2014, 11:33:52 PM
I have been dealing with Tennis Elbow for about 2 months.  Anyone train through this injury and how long before it heals up?  Getting frustrated.  when it starts to feel better I go light on curls.  25lbs.  low reps and only one set.  The next day it's sore again.

Thanks for any advice

Outby, I've never had Tennis Elbow, ...but this might be a bit more helpful

24  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Re: horrible upper back pain on: April 20, 2014, 11:32:35 PM
You must have the exact same injury I had!!! Getbig has really failed us here, lol

Thought one of these experts would know what's going on.

Over 800 views and not one person knows what's going on? Roll Eyes
The next time I have an injury related question, know who I'm going to ask? Yep... The Magic 8 Ball!!!

25  Getbig Womens Area / Open Talk for Girl Discussion / Re: A Mother's Forgiveness on the Gallows on: April 20, 2014, 11:22:20 PM
Dear 24KT,  just on the newz: this new pro West Iranian prez is pushing for equal gender rights in Persia  Smiley

Iran (formerly known as Persia) was a very Western secular country, until the USA interfered and orchestrated a coup in the 50's removing Mossadegh from power, and installing the Shah, and his savak secret police. The US backed & sponsored tyranny over the Iranians resulted in the Islamic Revolution that brought to power the Ayatollahs, and saw women's rights, as well as rights for all Iranians rolled back.

Close to 60 years later, and we're still feeling the repercussions. Blowback is a biyatch!!!
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