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26  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Real Reason Why Republicans Won't Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform on: August 08, 2014, 06:18:48 PM
"For starters, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the bill will save approximately $135 billion during the first decade of implementation, a figure that includes the cost of securing the border. The bill will also save taxpayers as much as an additional $685 billon in the ensuing ten years. That’s a savings of almost $1 trillion ($820 billion) over twenty years. Additionally, the CBO estimates that the Senate bill promises to reduce illegal immigration by at least one-third to one-half in the ten years following its enactment."

it's a bad idea. Fuck them anyway

Do you think suddenly adding millions of third world migrants will be good for the nation?

Higher crime rates, higher healthcare costs, higher taxes, lower wages, future voting base with huge cultural/political differences... I could go on and on.

...we hate brown people.

That nonsense that started this thread is Democratic propaganda. You sheep are so easily led.
27  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Real Reason Why Republicans Won't Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform on: August 08, 2014, 06:14:37 PM
"It’s clear that Republican constituents are fraught with anxiety induced by the perception of a cultural threat".


So...'losing our country' to invaders shouldnt be resisted, it should be embraced??

Higher crime rates, higher healthcare costs, higher taxes, lower wages, future voting base with huge cultural/political differences... I could go on and on.

...we hate brown people.

28  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Blood test results after about 4 years of blast/cruise on: August 08, 2014, 12:34:08 PM
(I'm deeply into a medicine science as a hobby so I know quite a lot).

Oh, ok. I would be concerned about the provisional signs of eventual ill health due to your steronz gobbling, but since you're a "medicine science hobbyist" I'm sure you've got everything under control.
29  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Kevin Love to be Traded to Cavs on: August 07, 2014, 04:44:35 PM
Do Love & Lebron (L&L) + Paul George's tragic injury mean the Cavs are an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference?

Report: Kevin Love Will Play With LeBron James on the Cavs
http://time.com/3088907/kevin-love-cavs-lebron-james/

"he Cavaliers are said to be dealing Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennet to the Timberwolves for Love

Kevin Love is headed to Cleveland, according to reports from Adiran Wojnaroski at Yahoo Sports and Brian Windhorst at ESPN.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennet and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, those reporters write. The teams have a “handshake” agreement in which Love will opt out of his 2015 contract with the Timberwolves and sign with the Cavaliers for a five-year, $120 million-plus contract extension, NBA sources told Yahoo.

The deal can’t be completed until Aug. 23 because Wiggins, who was picked first in the 2014 NBA draft, cannot be traded until a month after signing his rookie contract. Neither team can take any legal action if one of the parties pulls out of the deal before that date.

Love will join basketball star LeBron James, who left the Miami Heat earlier this summer to return to his home state in hopes of bringing a championship to Cleveland. Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving will round out the team’s big three.

The trade positions Cleveland as a playoff finals contender in a weak Eastern Conference where the Chicago Bulls will likely be the Cavs’ main competition. Neither Love nor Irving has ever competed in an NBA playoff series."
30  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / The Real Reason Why Republicans Won't Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform on: August 07, 2014, 11:09:54 AM
The author's hypothesis is certainly consistent with getbig Republicans' behavior/beliefs.

The (Real) Reason Why the House Won't Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov/posts/2014/08/04-immigration-tea-party-constituencies-parker?rssid=immigration&utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=FeedBlitzRss&utm_content=The+%28Real%29+Reason+Why+the+House+Won%27t+Pass+Comprehensive+Immigration+Reform

"It’s been a year since the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill. George and Jeb Bush and Sens. John McCain and Lindsay Graham support it. Conservative public intellectuals such as David Brooks, Grover Norquist, and Karl Rove also support it, as well as more than 100 conservative economists, the Wall Street Journal and the CATO Institute. Comprehensive immigration reform enjoys a level of popularity that should make it a win-win for all involved. Still, House Republicans refuse to support it — even though the Senate recently passed a bipartisan bill with which many conservatives are satisfied.

With every reason to pass comprehensive immigration reform, why are House Republicans standing in its way? Many claim that the Senate bill amounts to amnesty, a measure they suggest leaves us no better off than we are now. They stress securing the border and expelling the 11 to12 million “illegal aliens” residing in the United States.

House Republicans argue that the Senate bill amounts to nothing more than a breach of the rule of law – a foundational conservative tenet.  But something beyond ideology drives House Republicans’ resistance to comprehensive immigration reform.

Let’s review the case against comprehensive immigration reform from the House GOP’s perspective.

They argue that the conservation of law and order requires the following. First, the 11 million “illegal aliens” must be expelled. To do what the Senate bill suggests, and legalize the undocumented six months later, amounts to amnesty rewarding criminal behavior. Second, legalization is accompanied by nominal preconditions. However, House Republicans complain that the fine imposed by the Senate bill, at $2K, isn’t enough. According to their calculations, it’ll only amount to $7 per month, and can be waived. Third, House Republicans also contend that the requirement to pay back taxes will be difficult to enforce. Fourth, the criterion for passing the criminal background check has a major loophole. It seems that some “illegal aliens” will be eligible for legal status even if they’ve been convicted of a felony—albeit one that was ultimately plead down. 

Here’s the rub, though: In addition to prioritizing law and order, conservative doctrine also requires a commitment to fiscal responsibility. The Senate bill goes a long way toward addressing this need.

For starters, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the bill will save approximately $135 billion during the first decade of implementation, a figure that includes the cost of securing the border. The bill will also save taxpayers as much as an additional $685 billon in the ensuing ten years. That’s a savings of almost $1 trillion ($820 billion) over twenty years. Additionally, the CBO estimates that the Senate bill promises to reduce illegal immigration by at least one-third to one-half in the ten years following its enactment.

Conservatives not affiliated with the House embrace the legislation because it’s consistent with major tenets of conservatism.

Why, then, do many House Republicans oppose comprehensive immigration reform, as presented in the Senate bill?

It’s because House Republicans aren’t motivated by true conservatism. Rather, they represent constituencies haunted by anxiety associated with the perception that they’re "losing their country" to immigrants from south of the border.

The Republican Party is 89 percent white, and 97 percent of Republican House districts in the 113th Congress have white majorities. Moreover, 67 House Republicans won seats with the support of the Tea Party. And people who are highly identified with the Tea Party are anxious about Latino immigrants are taking over “their” country. In some instances, Tea Party groups are leading the charge against comprehensive reform.


Nativism enjoys a strong presence in the Tea Party Caucus among House Republicans. Indeed, according to the most recent data gathered by the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR), approximately 70 percent of the House Tea Party Caucus overlaps with the anti-immigrant House Immigration Reform Caucus.

If opposition to immigration reform is motivated by conservatives' concern with law and order, as House Republicans claim, we should observe no differences between Tea Party and non-Tea Party conservatives in the mass public on immigration policy, but that’s not what’s happening. 

A national survey I conducted revealed significant discrepancies between Tea Party conservatives and non-Tea Party conservatives, especially when it comes to “illegal” immigrants and immigration policy:

--When asked whether or not "restrictive immigration policies are based in part on racism," 40 percent of non-Tea Party conservatives say that racism has something to do with restrictive immigration policy versus 18 percent of Tea Party conservatives.
   
--Almost two-thirds (66 percent) of Tea Party conservatives want to eliminate birthright citizenship (part of the 14th Amendment) versus 46 percent of non-Tea Party conservatives — a 20-point difference.

--Only 30 percent of Tea Party conservatives support the DREAM Act versus 50 percent of non-Tea Party conservatives, another 20-point difference.

It’s clear that Republican constituents are fraught with anxiety induced by the perception of a cultural threat. To verify this point, I probed how Tea Party identifiers felt about “illegal” immigrants’ presence in America. When asked about how they feel about “illegal aliens,” it turns out that 82 percent of Tea Party identifiers are either anxious or fearful of them.

This is the real reason why the House GOP refuses to pass the Senate bill: their constituents are anxious, even fearful that immigrants will take over the country."
31  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Iraq, Christians forced to convert to Islam, then beheaded, including Children on: August 07, 2014, 11:02:59 AM
This is EXACTLY what Hamas would do if it weren`t for Israel[,] and the IDF[,] [and the $720 million of US taxpayer dollars funneled to Israeli company Rafael for development of the Iron Dome, to say nothing of billions more in foreign aid] .
32  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / What Your Workout Says About Your Social Class on: August 06, 2014, 04:15:01 PM
Bodybuilders = joke ass proles "overcompens[ating] for wounded manhood"?

How the Other Half Lifts: What Your Workout Says About Your Social Class
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/half-lifts-workout-says-social-class-85221/

"Sociologists, it turns out, have studied these covert athletic biases. Carl Stempel, for example, writing in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, argues that upper middle class Americans avoid “excessive displays of strength,” viewing the bodybuilder look as vulgar overcompensation for wounded manhood. The so-called dominant classes, Stempel writes—especially those like my friends and myself, richer in fancy degrees than in actual dollars—tend to express dominance through strenuous aerobic sports that display moral character, self-control, and self-development, rather than physical dominance. By chasing pure strength, in other words, packing on all that muscle, I had violated the unspoken prejudices—and dearly held self-definitions—of my social group."
33  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The girls portraited in romantic comedy movies on: August 05, 2014, 04:21:04 AM
turn off the computor and make your way up the stairs from the basement and go outside

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34  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: wyhi donut edition on: August 05, 2014, 03:33:27 AM
I have a question:

Why is it called a "flopping gunt?"

And yes, I am very angry. So angry that I am not going to take it anymore.

U mad that I'm mad?

I'm with peendrool in that nothing deflates my master soaker quicker than observing a bunched up layer of flab in the guntal region, a phenomenon readily apparent once some women's clothes are off. The woman in the OP would clearly be such a case.

Whether I'm mad that u mad is orthogonal to the issue of the gunt, the only issue that matters.
35  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / UK Getbig Bodybuilding and More / Re: Skorp's 5 Months Transformation on: August 05, 2014, 02:37:19 AM
Congrats to the butt-shot substances for this transformation
36  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Stop blaming hebrew parents for underachieving kids | Washington Post on: August 05, 2014, 02:31:05 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/30/stop-blaming-black-parents-for-underachieving-kids/

"Privileged parents hold onto the false notion that their children’s progress comes from thrift, dedication and hard work — not from the money their parents made. Our assumption that “poverty doesn’t matter” and insistence on blaming hebrew families’ perceived disinterest in education for their children’s underachievement simply reflects our negative attitudes towards poor, hebronic people and deflects our responsibility to address the real root problems of the achievement gap. Our negative attitudes about poor people keep us from providing the best services and schools to low-income families."

What say you?
37  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Well....Is The Party Over For Rob and Dana Linn Bailey???? on: August 05, 2014, 02:24:10 AM
The party is over.



Brutal open-eyed herpes simplex sharing between the caramelized semi-retardate and Hills Have (Wonky) Eyes chode chugging cross dresser of peace.

No disrespect intended, but this picture aptly represents the perils to humanity of not considering eugenics.
38  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: wyhi donut edition on: August 05, 2014, 12:22:57 AM
Standards is one thing, unrealistic standards is another thing.

Human beings have divergent preferences on all topics imaginable.

The guy doesn't like a flopping gunt on an otherwise attractive woman. U mad?
39  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: Dem's vs GOP on economics. on: August 04, 2014, 04:43:38 PM
Looks like Dem presidents have a far better rating on economics and the country does far better.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w20324

Abstract
The U.S. economy has grown faster—and scored higher on many other macroeconomic metrics—when the President of the United States is a Democrat rather than a Republican. For many measures, including real GDP growth (on which we concentrate), the performance gap is both large and statistically significant, despite the fact that postwar history includes only 16 complete presidential terms. This paper asks why. The answer is not found in technical time series matters (such as differential trends or mean reversion), nor in systematically more expansionary monetary or fiscal policy under Democrats. Rather, it appears that the Democratic edge stems mainly from more benign oil shocks, superior TFP performance, a more favorable international environment, and perhaps more optimistic consumer expectations about the near-term future. Many other potential explanations are examined but fail to explain the partisan growth gap.

The paper attributes the correlation to factors that can be considered good luck rather than sound economic policy on the part of Democratic presidents: it isn't attributable to the fiscal or monetary policies that prevail in their administrations, and it is attributable to things like how benign oil shocks happened to be at the time, something presidents clearly have no control over. So I don't see how ideology is relevant to this data.
40  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Mike Matarazzo Fighting For His Life on: August 04, 2014, 01:21:25 PM
Good to see Mike thrived after his bodybuilding career

Looks a bit offseason in the pic though

New York Chef Michael Matarazzo Places Second in Global Chefs Challenge Semifinals for the Americas in Canada


41  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: would anyone take advice from bostin lloyd on: August 04, 2014, 12:26:24 AM
I don't know, but I always preferred Hitmonlee.
42  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / At Least Catholic Priests Don't Charge for Their "Services" on: August 01, 2014, 06:29:34 PM
REMINDER: That rabbi you look up to and trust for moral guidance may have suckled more dongs than Jenna Jameson

Why Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/29/why-ultra-orthodox-jewish-babies-keep-getting-herpes.html

'On July 22, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene revealed that two new cases of neonatal herpes had been diagnosed during July. One baby was found at 16 days old to have “pustular lesions on the penis and genital area,” and a 17-day-old was found to have “lesions on his penis, left foot, and left thigh.”

Based on the timing and the locations of the lesions, the male infants had contracted the herpes simplex virus during their Jewish circumcision custom, a bris, which occurs on the eighth day of life. Circumcisions are a standard—even beneficial—health practice. But each of these boys underwent a bris that followed an ancient ritual not widely practiced outside the ultra-Orthodox community.

Metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the orogential (mouth to genitals) suctioning of blood from the penis of an infant male following circumcision, poses one of the most unique and upsetting public health issues. While infants who do not undergo MBP can contract neonatal herpes, infants who do are 3.4 times more likely to do so, according to the New York City Department of Health. Since 2000, 16 cases of neonatal herpes have resulted from MBP in New York City alone, with three proving fatal and others causing long-term health effects, including brain damage. A practice that sounds immediately abhorrent and baffling to nearly anyone outside New York’s ultra-Orthodox community has forced a controversial clash of local politics, culture, and power.

MBP has been practiced for millennia with varying regularity among different sects of the Jewish community. However, in 1837, Chasam Sofer, a revered sage in the central and eastern European Jewish world, said oral suctioning could be stopped when it appeared to cause a public health crisis in Vienna. He stated that Jewish law did not state MBP as necessary for fulfilling the Jewish commandment of circumcision, and “even if oral suction had been mentioned in the Mishnah, we would be able to change it to another method which accomplishes the same thing, so long as we heed qualified physicians.” Other rabbis followed with similar rulings, and in many circles, MBP eventually fell out of practice for most Jews.'
43  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Sick pic of Cormier on: August 01, 2014, 02:37:45 PM
He was listed as 5'9", 5'10" and 5'11". His 1994 Arnold showing had him at 5'9".

Flex was listed as 5'8", 5'9", 5'10", and 5'10.5".

Ronnie was listed as 5'10" and 5'11".

Kevin as 5'9", 5'10" and 6'0" (when he became an "actor")

From my observation, the higher they placed, the taller their listing would get.

Bodybuilder height formula:

           (L1 + L2 + ... LN) - 2
BbH =     -----------------
                       n

Where each L denotes a lied-about height and n denotes the number of lies.
44  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / UK Getbig Bodybuilding and More / Re: lego land on: July 30, 2014, 05:15:08 PM
i wont go places like that

if im spending a shit load of money I don't see why I have to wear a burka

they expect the freedom to express their religion and dress codes when they come to Britain

I expect the same courtesy in return

In the UAE at least, you'd be fine as long as you weren't groping bitches and making out in public or prancing around in a speedo. It's really rather reasonable.

Tell me one thing that I have to go to an Arab country for, that I can't get better elsewhere in holiday terms.

Unique things?

You can't interact with true Arabs in their natural environment elsewhere.

The deserts are first rate as well.

Seriously, that's about it. And seriously, it has its own charms: dune buggying through primitive villages, dune bashing, camel racing, sailing in the pristine Arabian Gulf, falconry, oasis camping, etc. The Arabs are also very welcoming.
45  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The ass is the single most important body part male and female on: July 30, 2014, 01:04:26 AM
ladies please astrally fondle...

Are you still a big perv whilst traversing the astral plane?
46  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: This shit in Gaza has to end on: July 30, 2014, 12:17:00 AM
This war has nothing to do with Israel or Palestine.  It has to do with some American Billionaires trying to lure Iran to make a move. Sheldon Aldelson and the Koch Brothers spent hundreds of millions to get Romney as president to start a war with iran.  There's billions they'll make from it.

Why do you so enjoy making shit up?

Iran arms and funds Hezbollah, Hamas, and PIJ (a Palestinian group that conducts suicide bombings inside Israel), is complicit in terrorist attacks against Israeli diplomatic and civilian targets around the world, props up a Syrian regime which until recently harbored many active anti-Israeli factions, and has called for the destruction of Israel whilst rushing toward nuclear threshold capability. We'd have had our for-profit conflagration with Iran by now if there were any motive for such.
47  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Getbig Athletes, Tbombz wants training advice on: July 27, 2014, 02:00:38 PM
Guys
Its time for Tbombz to put aside the bodybuilding stuff
All I care about these days is honoring God and I cant do that by using HRT and bodybuilding and eating like a glutton
So I stopped using my HRT, thew it all in the garbage, and Im starting to fast, diet healthy, and do more athletic stuff and want to train for that. Specifically, ive been going golfing a lot with my Dad and by the end of the round my lower back is sore and Im jot playing as well.

Okay, so, I know a bunch about training for bodybuilding, but I know nothing about training for athletic performance/stamina/endurance.

I have sent PM's to Coach and JPM,  and I am soliciting my Getbig brethren for advice on this subject. I know many of you are undercover athletic workhorses with the stamina of olympians and the speed of a cheeta.

Part of being moral in a market-oriented society is proper personal financial management, viz., not unduly burdening others due to one's own financial decisions. Therefore, to the extent that God wants you to be moral, he wants you to stop being a leech and start being a genuinely productive member of society. I suspect that this should take precedence over improving your one mile run time and the like.
48  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / UK Getbig Bodybuilding and More / Re: What of the Universal Credit? on: July 27, 2014, 12:12:33 PM
fixed

I reject this, and part of the fun of the board is seeing discussions of the Israel/Gaza conflict sprinkled in with tbombz' latest diseased adventure and threads on optimal rep schemes, etc.
49  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / UK Getbig Bodybuilding and More / Re: lego land on: July 27, 2014, 12:07:58 PM
Six and twelve

The six year old is Lego obsessed

We tend to do short trips

Because you can't chill on holidays as you are

Always trying to keep them amused

If you're looking for a more exotic sojourn, the UAE is extremely kid-friendly and relatively cheap. There are more than enough attractions, the locals have a good attitude toward kids, and large, ultra-cooled malls chalk full of mini amusement parks and other kid-centric entertainment form the core of social life. Even the emirs in the less developed emirates cater to kids, e.g., the large water park in the northeasternmost emirate, Ras Al Khaimah.

Just don't put on those booty shorts I know you like to wear; the dress code can be a bit tight in certain places.
50  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / UK Getbig Bodybuilding and More / Re: What of the Universal Credit? on: July 27, 2014, 11:18:33 AM
Limeys showing their intellectual chops and concern for important societal issues in this thread.
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