Getbig Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Forums
April 24, 2014, 10:30:52 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 4 ... 70
26  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Nevada Rancher Taking on Gov’t, Battle Reaching Breaking Point on: April 10, 2014, 12:25:41 PM
“It’s high time for the BLM to do its job and give the [endangered desert] tortoises and the Gold Butte area the protection they need and are legally entitled to,” senior Center for Biological Diversity scientist Rob Mrowka told the Mesquite Local News. “As the tortoises emerge from their winter sleep, they are finding their much-needed food consumed by cattle.”


I have raised cattle on that land, which is public land for the people of Clark County, all my life. Why I raise cattle there and why I can raise cattle there is because I have preemptive rights,” he asserted, explaining to TheBlaze that this includes the right to forage, too.

Furthermore, Bundy has argued that it is the United States trespassing on Clark County, Nev., land, not he, and that he is a better steward of the land. He points out that the manure from his cows fertilizes the soil, that he’s built water sources for wildlife, and that his cattle prevent the vegetation from growing overly dense and creating a fire hazard.


What does "preemptive" mean in this context?  Has the rancher or his family ever actually owned the land in question?

27  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: LMFAO!!!! Cali Docs adding fees to insured to cover for ObamaCare - LOL!!!!! on: April 10, 2014, 12:22:38 PM
Ah, your idol and personal savior said that ACA would make insurance cheaper. He said families would get $2500 less in premiums.

He said that overall health care WOULD COST LESS!

Why are you bringing up anything that occurred PRE-crapcare? None of that matters as crapcare was SUPPOSED TO CHANGE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE BETTER!!!

You know. CHANGE.

You are excusing this because it happened before ACA, but none of that matters since crapcare was supposed to be this great legislation where everyone would be in an insurance coverage utopia.

SO FAR IT HAS MADE EVERYTHING WORSE. INCLUDING RAISING PREMIUMS AT A HIGHER RATE THAN PRE-CRAPCARE.

"EVERYTHING" worse? 

You exaggerate, my foreign-born fellow get-bigger with a lot of extreme ideas about how your new country should be run.

What about the folks with pre-existing conditions who couldn't get health insurance.   

How should we compare their situation with that of folks who may now have to pay more for their insurance as a consequence of ACA? 

Do you do it by numbers?  Like if one poor soul is now able to get coverage he couldn't get before, how many people who now have to pay more is that worth? 

Very interested to hear what you have to say about this, since you seem like one of those "rope-ladder" immigrants; Once you've made it here, you're in favor of pulling up the rope because fuck everyone else, right?
28  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: "ObamaCare is destroying my medical practice" on: April 10, 2014, 12:15:40 PM
^^ Good article.  SC, you are not ALL bad.
29  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: LMFAO!!!! Cali Docs adding fees to insured to cover for ObamaCare - LOL!!!!! on: April 10, 2014, 12:14:48 PM
Yes - do your own damn research

He said he'd fix it so that doctors couldn't price gouge "illegally" (as is stated in the article you posted)?

How was he going to do that?  Some kind of mind control?  (I mean, I'll look it up but give me some search terms, lol.)
30  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Only Three Have Been Waterboarded by CIA on: April 10, 2014, 12:11:20 PM
and I take it you're pretty pissed off that Obama hasn't closed Guantanamo yet right?

Hell yes!  Drone attacks are bullshit, too. 
31  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: LMFAO!!!! Cali Docs adding fees to insured to cover for ObamaCare - LOL!!!!! on: April 10, 2014, 12:10:01 PM
TwinkBama promised to fix it remember?


Obama promised to fix price gouging by doctors?  Link, por favor?
32  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: LMFAO!!!! Cali Docs adding fees to insured to cover for ObamaCare - LOL!!!!! on: April 10, 2014, 12:04:02 PM
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/04/10/knx-1070-report-more-calif-doctors-illegally-charging-insured-patients-extra-fees

LMFAO 

FU every worthless asshole in Cali who voted for democrats and Obama  - every last one of you 

SC, you're clueless if you think doctors adding extra fees is something that's only been happening since ACA. 

(Fuck, back in about 2000 after fixing me up after I accidentally tore the fingernails off of my right and left index fingers, the emergency room sent me home with about 10 bucks worth of extra gauze to re-dress my fingers...and charged me about $125- for it!!)

I liked this guy's comment about this story:

Ronald Phelps • 15 minutes ago
Indeed. The medical system has been corrupted by this sort of cost shifting the for so long and so badly that it doesn't even occur to doctors et al. that they're scamming the system; it's just Business as Usual as far as their concerned. They'll get around Covered California's restrictions on 'office expenses' as well; they'll just find ways to smuggle 'office expenses' onto some covered code, or make some reimbursable pencil whipping "procedure" routine and thump everyone with it, and they'll do it will the complicity of the regulators.

33  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Only Three Have Been Waterboarded by CIA on: April 10, 2014, 11:48:07 AM
of course he has no idea.  he's guessing.  you'd think he would be happy that maybe we don't torture as many people as we have been led to believe.  for some reason liberals WANT to believe that we're evil.  I don't get it.  

do I believe it?  I don't know.  I'm not so ignorant to think that I have privy to even the smallest amount of information that would allow me to even have an opinion on shit like this.  

but remember.  liberals know EVERYTHING.  so he's got that going for him.


WTF?  "Torture"? 

Waterboarding is an "advanced interrogation technique", ok? 

Please quit listening to those liberals.
34  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Nevada Rancher Taking on Gov’t, Battle Reaching Breaking Point on: April 10, 2014, 11:42:55 AM
This is about radical enviro Nazi communist shitbags getting the Obama junta to stomp out a rancher.  And useful idiots like 240 eat it up always./

Rancher has had his say in court numerous times and lost every time.

Rancher not only decided not to comply with court rulings but also went so far as to threaten a "range war" with the Feds. 

Shockingly, lol, the Feds take that kind of talk seriously...

35  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Nevada Rancher Taking on Gov’t, Battle Reaching Breaking Point on: April 10, 2014, 11:33:42 AM
In Nevada the law says you can graze your cattle on public land. Fuck the feds

Isn't he supposed to pay grazing fees, though?  And didn't he stop paying those fees back in '93?
36  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: David Letterman is a douche on: April 09, 2014, 03:19:25 PM
Dave ruled in the 80s, back when Chris Elliot was a writer there. It's been 15 years since he was funny...10 years since he has been watchable.

I pretty much agree with this...however, now that he's on his way out, it looks like he's going to turn his IDGAF dial up to 11:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLYEUPbemkA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLYEUPbemkA</a>
37  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: David Letterman is a douche on: April 09, 2014, 12:35:52 PM
He's as bad as any of those dick heads on MSMBC, good riddance to him.

Was he always a hurt little liberal coward?


From your post here, YOU seem to be the one who is hurt.   

What did Letterman say or do to annoy you enough to make this post anyway?

38  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: If a business is not a church or individual, why this boycott? on: April 08, 2014, 01:26:59 PM
Interesting case.  Never heard about it.

Gallaudet diversity officer accuses university of discrimination in lawsuit
Brian Witte/Associated Press
Published: September 30, 2013 E-mail the writer

Gallaudet University’s chief diversity officer has accused her employer of violating a D.C. anti-discrimination law after a controversy last year that stemmed from her signing a petition that forced a public referendum on Maryland’s gay-marriage law.

Angela McCaskill alleges in a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the university mistreated her after a professor questioned her in October 2012 about her signature on the petition.

Her lawsuit accuses Gallaudet of violating anti-discrimination provisions of the D.C. Human Rights Act and of intentionally causing her emotional distress.

Gallaudet, a private university in Northeast Washington that receives federal support, is nationally known as a center of scholarship for the deaf and hard of hearing.

University spokeswoman Catherine Murphy said Monday that Gallaudet had no comment on the lawsuit.

McCaskill, who has worked for Gallaudet for more than 20 years, was placed on paid leave after officials learned that she signed the petition. That led to debate over whether Gallaudet had violated McCaskill’s free speech rights and whether signing the petition was an appropriate action for a university’s diversity officer. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), a supporter of the gay marriage law, was among those who said the university overreacted.

Subsequently, Gallaudet President T. Alan Hurwitz said that McCaskill was welcome to return to her job but that she and the university community needed to “work together to respond to the concerns that have been raised.”

McCaskill has never said publicly whether she supports or opposes gay marriage, according to her attorney, J. Wyndal Gordon. She has maintained that her wish in signing the petition was simply to let the voters decide. In November 2012, Maryland voters upheld the state’s same-sex marriage law, with 52 percent voting to affirm it on ballot Question 6.

In the lawsuit, McCaskill said that the university demoted her when she returned to work. Her full title before the incident, she said, was deputy to the president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion, as well as chief diversity officer. Now, according to the lawsuit, she is the chief diversity officer.

McCaskill alleges that M.J. Bienvenu, a professor of American Sign Language and deaf studies, confronted McCaskill about her signature on Oct. 3, 2012, “in a very hostile manner,” accused her of being anti-gay and belittled her Christian beliefs. The lawsuit also alleges that the professor said she would bring the matter to the attention of top university officials in an effort to obtain “retaliatory disciplinary action” against McCaskill.


“I’ve nothing to hide. I did nothing wrong,” McCaskill replied, according to the lawsuit.

Bienvenu and Kendra L. Smith, a faculty member who heads the Gallaudet Department of Counseling, are both accused of defamation in the lawsuit. Efforts to reach Bienvenu and Smith for comment via e-mail Monday afternoon were unsuccessful.

McCaskill, in the lawsuit, said that she complained about Bienvenu’s assertions to Hurwitz but that the president did not investigate her complaints or take any action against the professor.

Gordon, McCaskill’s attorney, said the diversity officer was “prejudged” about her views by people at Gallaudet who did not know what those views actually were, leading to a controversy that damaged her professional reputation.

Gordon said he could not shed any light on McCaskill’s position on gay marriage. “I have no idea, and only she knows,” he said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/gallaudet-diversity-officer-accuses-university-of-discrimination-in-lawsuit/2013/09/30/2c8268be-2a07-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html

University seems to be in the wrong here.  Nothing wrong with being in favor of a public referendum about anything. 

If there proves to be, as will occasionally happen, popular support for something illegal, the courts will take care of it sooner or later anyway, I think.
39  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: 78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote on: April 08, 2014, 12:42:30 PM
Not a reading comprehension.  Just careless.  My bad. 

But I will say I don't really make a distinction between D.C. and Maryland geographically.  And I got a ticket for driving in a "toll" lane last year.   Angry


No worries. 

If it makes ya feel any better I got a 10 over speeding ticket in Arizona and got stopped with just a warning in Oklahoma for what I seriously suspect was nothing more than having out-of-state plates during my recent cross-country drive.  (Which reminds me, I need to try to use google to find out what will happen if I don't do anything about that Arizona ticket...)
40  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: France's National Front Leader demands 'No Pork Alternatives in Schools' on: April 08, 2014, 08:18:26 AM
hes saying historical conquests and legal immigration are two completely different subjects.

Historical conquests?  Not in most cases.  More like negotiated treaties broken immediately.

Different subject, though, so I'll quit.

Honestly, all this pearl-clutching about culture reminds me of how some folks get their panties in a twist over how slang terms work their way into common use and mainstream dictionaries over time. 

Culture, like language, is a living and evolving thing.  Fighting it too much is a losing battle, for sure.
41  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Question on: April 08, 2014, 08:12:23 AM
...
Eating weed is probably the most medicinal, it's psychoactivity is higher (the liver makes a stronger version of THC that you don't get from smoking) but...
...

Interesting!!  I've never read this before but it totally squares with my personal experience.  I was once given a large brownie and told to only eat half but I ate all of it and it ended up making me higher (and for a longer time) than ever before.  Honestly, it felt like "hard" drugs and was not all that pleasant...
42  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: If a business is not a church or individual, why this boycott? on: April 08, 2014, 08:00:24 AM
Even this fag understands:


Andrew Sullivan, the gay blogger who has been an advocate of same-sex marriage for decades and is married to his husband, is appalled by what happened to Eich:

“Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.”


Sure, Eich got kind of a bum deal but comparing his situation with the Hobby Lobby thing and saying there is a contradiction there just seems like a total reach to me. 

43  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: France's National Front Leader demands 'No Pork Alternatives in Schools' on: April 08, 2014, 04:10:43 AM
We dont live in tee pees because that isnt part of the established culture.  The united states is a unique case and what applies to the US doesnt necessarily apply to a historically monoculture like France.  

Yes some restaurants have mixed cuisine but owners of the restaurant (native culture so to speak) have decided to do so on their own.  A customer didnt enter the restaurant and demand something not on the menu and expect it to be served to them.  Cultural assimilation is a natural thing but it must be on their terms.

I'm not sure I buy what you might be saying about American Indians not being an established culture but it is certainly different than modern French culture.  So what might fly in the USA (in the past or now) doesn't mean that should be how it goes in France.

Good point about the restaurants.
44  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: 78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote on: April 08, 2014, 04:01:06 AM
Uh, because the District of Columbia and Takoma Park, Maryland aren't the same place?

(WTF, dude, reading comprehension much?)

From your own article:
The DC councilman Grosso introduced a bill in Dec 2013 for green card holders to vote in local elections IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

Green-card holders have been voting in local elections since 1992 IN TAKHOMA PARK, MARYLAND.

From your own article:
In 1992, residents of Takoma Park, Md. voted in a referendum to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. The proposal passed narrowly, 1,199 to 1,107, and allows even undocumented immigrants to vote, provided they have lived in the city for 21 days preceding an election.

Six other locations — three towns, three villages — in Montgomery County allow the same. In 2004, Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) introduced a bill to the same effect in D.C., but it was rejected. Last May, legislators in New York considered a bill of their own that would allow non-citizen legal residents to cast ballots.



In your defense, BB, the way that article was written is a little confusing.  

Not surprising, though -- It was written by a green card holder. Grin
45  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: 78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote on: April 08, 2014, 03:55:56 AM
Allergies not much better in SoCal.  Sad

BTW, why is your wife a green card holder?  Are you in a waiting period for her to become a citizen?

Hmmm, my sinus issues have improved greatly in the short time I've been in SoCal.  Maybe it's not the pollen, though -- I'm living in the "Inland Empire"  (lol, that still sounds weird to me) so maybe the air being so much drier than in Raleigh is why I'm feeling better.

My wife is a green card holder because she's from Thailand.  She's been here just over 5 years now.  She isn't trying to become a citizen just yet;  Her green card is of the 10-year variety (there's a 2-year one, too, I think) so we have a little time before spending the money to get that done.  Immigration the legal way (petitioning for fiancee visa and then for a green card), even without the help of a lawyer, costs some money.  Not sure how much the citizenship stuff costs yet, but we won't put it off too long.
46  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: 78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote on: April 08, 2014, 03:41:52 AM
If that's true then why did a councilman introduce a bill to permit green card holders to vote in December 2013? 

http://wamu.org/news/13/12/03/dc_legislator_wants_non_citizen_legal_residents_to_be_allowed_to_vote

Uh, because the District of Columbia and Takoma Park, Maryland aren't the same place?

(WTF, dude, reading comprehension much?)

From your own article:
The DC councilman Grosso introduced a bill in Dec 2013 for green card holders to vote in local elections IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

Green-card holders have been voting in local elections since 1992 IN TAKHOMA PARK, MARYLAND.

From your own article:
In 1992, residents of Takoma Park, Md. voted in a referendum to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. The proposal passed narrowly, 1,199 to 1,107, and allows even undocumented immigrants to vote, provided they have lived in the city for 21 days preceding an election.

Six other locations — three towns, three villages — in Montgomery County allow the same. In 2004, Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) introduced a bill to the same effect in D.C., but it was rejected. Last May, legislators in New York considered a bill of their own that would allow non-citizen legal residents to cast ballots.


47  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: France's National Front Leader demands 'No Pork Alternatives in Schools' on: April 08, 2014, 03:15:32 AM
I disagree.  You have to accept the established culture as you willingly immigrated there.  You do not have a right to demand your adopted country recognize your culture.  Dont go to a chinese restaurant and demand Italian food.

I appreciate your civility but in the USA your way of thinking hasn't been the norm, historically speaking -- Not too many of us live in tee-pees these days.

Also, I'd like to go along with your restaurant analogy but until recently I lived in Raleigh, NC where it's common to find Thai restaurants that serve (Japanese) sushi...
48  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: looking for a new bed.... anyone know anything about them on: April 07, 2014, 10:23:55 PM
While I was picking up a new fridge I noticed quite a few discounted mattresses at my local Sears outlet store.
49  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: France's National Front Leader demands 'No Pork Alternatives in Schools' on: April 07, 2014, 12:36:10 PM
Anytime you take up residency in a foreign country you are obligated to follow their rules or you can leave.

...Unless you become an official citizen at which time you, like your fellow citizens, can petition for any change under the sun that you desire.  And that's as it should be.
50  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Crapcare is a disaster in Maryland on: April 07, 2014, 12:31:53 PM
LOL.

To these libs, anyone who shows any concern about bad policies is a racist.

Whateva.  You aren't even from here so why should you get a say? Grin
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 70
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!