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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The most dominant Mr. Olympia of all time - hands down!! on: April 19, 2014, 08:42:22 PM
This. Today Haney wouldn't place Top 3 in his weight class at the Jr Nationals.

The 80s were a joke, in the 90s BB became BB.

Not true. Consider if Haney had access to insulin and GH. Just sayin.
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The most dominant Mr. Olympia of all time - hands down!! on: April 19, 2014, 08:41:10 PM
That's a back.

Too bad it ain't real. It is a photoshop
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: what city has the hottest women you have ever seen? on: April 16, 2014, 05:57:43 PM
Don't recall many hotties in Hawaii.

Lol dude they may have been the tourists and call girls  Grin Grin Grin
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: what city has the hottest women you have ever seen? on: April 15, 2014, 07:24:30 PM
Miami and especially South Beach. No comparison to anywhere. Maybe California and Hawaii but please...no questions on this.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Is Jordan the only athlete that ever lived up to or surpassed the hype? on: March 26, 2014, 08:45:29 AM
NBA:

Michael Jordan
Lebron James
Larry Bird
Kareem
Magic Johnson
Dr. J (Julius Irving)
Bill Russell

Baseball:

Ty Cobb
Babe Ruth
Barry Bonds
Cy Young
Roger Clemons
Willie Mays
Hank Aaron

Football:

Walter Payton
Peyton Manning (disregard his SB losses, dude is a stud)'
John Elway
Emmit Smith
Joe Montana
Jerry Rice

Tennis:

Bjorn Borg
John McEnroe
Rod Laver
Pete Sampras
Andre Agassi
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal
Djokovic
Serena Williams
Steffi Graf
Martina Navratilova
Chris Evert
Monica Seles (pre-stabbing)

Hell the list goes on and on. There are phenomenal athletes who even exceed the hype. I am just giving a smattering. Every sport has iconic figures; pick one and it is obvious. Greatness is probably born and not made.
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dallas McCarver Offseason on: March 20, 2014, 04:20:32 PM
more impressive than philip

Really, the guy has accomplished nothing and you compare him to the Mr. O. Anabolichaio you are a clown. Maybe Wolf can hang with Phil but this clown...not a chance in hell.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: What are my chances of dying or getting serious sides? on: February 27, 2014, 09:01:29 PM
those are rookie numbers.

up the dose pipsqueek.

a.k.a youre going to be just fine.

unless youre an unhealthy fuck anyways then youre fucked.


As a physician, you definitely are taking more than the typical regimen for testosterone replacement (200-400 mg every 2-4 weeks; average of 100mg weekly). However, considering you have done 10 cycles in twenty plus years and your bloodwork pans out I suspect you will be fine. I know some dudes locally here in Florida who do what you do or more in a year. i honestly think that the majority of AAS abusers get in trouble when they go super high dose anabolics combined with illicit drugs (cocaine, heroin, etc) and concomitantly abuse NSAIDs. Those dudes get seriously fucked up. A buddy of mine easily did what you did with added clenbuterol, insulin, and then GH. He was also popping Ibuprofren like candy. He started throwing up and went to the ER. His kidney function was down to 3 percent and dialysis was initiated. Fortunately he got a renal transplant and is doing well and ironically is on the typical test replacement regimen I discussed initially in my post. IMO you are fine.
8  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: *** I will leave GETBIG... *** on: February 27, 2014, 08:51:54 PM
I don't think I have 2000 posts but i find you entertaining. No need to leave iMO.
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ďsubhuman mongrelĒ? on: February 21, 2014, 06:45:41 PM
He is only saying what 99% of us Getbiggers think. Obama is the antithesis of American. He is an avowed communist who caters to non-working and lazy to get his agenda passed. Unfortunately, Americans have gotten so lazy or ignorant that they voted for this clown in 2012. The continued degradation of
America with more welfare, entitlement, and laziness. Sad to be an American nowadays. Cry Cry Cry Cry
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ronnie Coleman - 2000 British Grand Prix Prejudging - DVD PICS!!! on: February 14, 2014, 07:38:11 PM
guess again...





Ehhh, Ronnie dwarfs Dorian. No contest from shoulders, arms, and lower back. Plus, Ronnie is much thicker...3D and from the side. Dorian is ripped, but at 250 lbs would be dwarfed by a 270 ripped Ronnie.
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: the the ones who hope my kidney fails.update. on: February 07, 2014, 02:23:54 PM
Gal,

I am glad you are doing great brother. I told you that you had a good doc over there and to listen to him. Stay strong.

Nico
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: NFL Superbowl - So who will win? on: February 02, 2014, 07:01:39 PM

i'm still very confident on a big Denver win.  SEA is winning on emotion right now.  ONE mistake and they all lose it.

Russell sucks... I believe he's playing injured and not saying anything.  He'll blow it.  Manning is going to kick in, at any moment.

Wow Denver is amazing. I am in awe. 240 you are never wrong bro  Grin Grin Grin
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Official Superbowel Thread on: February 02, 2014, 07:00:01 PM
WTF game are you talking about  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 31, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
The point of single payer is bring down the costs of medical services, drugs, and medical devices so that they're more inline with what other countries are paying.  Are you of the opinion that prices don't need to be brought down?  If not, let's hear your plan that would bring prices down close to the levels that single payer countries pay.

And, yes, it makes the most sense to have the government run it despite putting healthcare insurance folks out of work. (BTW, "millions" of healthcare insurance employees?  Link to a source for this because I'm reading that it's well short of 1 million.) It should be mentioned, though, that were the gov't to take the role of the single payer, the administration of the program would necessitate the hiring of quite a few folks, too, don't you think? 

Not sure why the 65-year old guy would get a kidney transplant when private insurance is running the show but not the gov't.  And aren't a lot of 65-year olds covered by medicare anyway?  How and why would a single payer by gov't system be different than medicare? This is an honest question because don't folks, in fact, call gov't-run single payer "medicare for all"? 

In short, most other industrialized countries successfully have some kind of single payer system and they pay much less for everything than we do and have medical outcomes that are no worse.  So if they can do it, why can't we?



Lol, really. We are talking the US government here. BTW, Europe where the policy is instituted is destitute financially. Only country that is not imminently in the crapper is Germany and even they are hurting. Medicare is subsidized by the working class. Think if the working class had to subsidize everyone in the United States, the taxes would be insurmountable. Moreover, considering the bureaucracy of our existing system, you would have doctors bogged down by unnecessary audits and oversight that would limit their ability to practice medicine. Why is it that people who have Federal BCBS keep their insurance and avoid Medicare. Congressman are now using the ACA exchanges for their healthcare but they get subsidized by the government; the common folk who make over a certain income do not get subsidized. Think about it, would Congressman even participate unless it gave them political clout.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/12/09/whats-congress-doing-about-its-own-health-care/


http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/07/15/labor-leaders-obamacare-will-shatter-their-health-benefits-cause-nightmare-scenarios/




 
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 05:54:09 PM
T.A., if you would research you would realize that hospitals cannot charge interest for their bills. Thus, as long as you get with them and make an effort to pay you will not be sent to collections. You can set up a payment plan and pay the bill off like a credit card. Second, I actually agree with you about pre-existing conditions. Patients who inadvertantly got cancer when they were twenty should not be punished. However, I am all for insurance companies docking you coverage or costing more if you smoke or are obese. Why not, you are obviously higher risk. I think the problem with hospitals and their bills is that there are so many uninsured who do not pay a dime...not a dime...that hospitals make up the difference with insured patients. You are wrong about the guy...his deductible was 5000 plus and that is all he pays. The insurance picks up the rest. However, I do agree that there needs to be some changes. I think people need to be held accountable for their poor lifestyles and have skin in the game. If you have a vested interest, you would not go to the E.R. for bullshit reasons. BTW, Obama's ACA is a complete failure as he is not enrolling enough young, healthy Americans to subsidize older sick patients. Facts are facts, the ACA or Obamacare sucks ass.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 05:16:15 PM
James,

By my calculation and considering the current exchange rate of 1.6 dollars to 1 pound, you pay around 8 thousand more dollars. However, I have a lot of friends who make a 100K and pay minimal taxes for write offs. Now, I don't know about Britain but we do pay 6.3% of the first 110 thousand or so earned toward social security and we continue to pay 1% or there abouts for medicare regardless of income. I think the high VAT tax is the real difference.

Nico
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 05:12:14 PM
I pay 26% income tax on a salary of over 70k GBP a year (I'll pay less if I were married, had kids, etc). Work out yourself what that is in USD. Our VAT is now 20% unfortunately, the upper tax bracket is 45% of those earning 150k a year.

How does the amount of tax I pay compare to what someone in the US pay earning a similar wage?

James,

Here is the tax bracket for 2013 in the US. Realize that you can write off state income tax if applicable, mortgage interest, etc. You make around 110K US dollars give or take. Assuming no write offs and  considering you are single with no kids, average by Taxcaster (which is a tax calculator that is pretty darn good) is around 21.2 thousand.

Nico

2013 Tax Brackets (for taxes due April 15, 2014)(United States)
Tax rate   Single filers   Married filing jointly or qualifying widow/widower   Married filing separately   Head of household
10%    Up to $8,925    Up to $17,850    Up to $8,925    Up to $12,750
15%    $8,926 to $36,250    $17,851 to $72,500    $8,926 to $36,250    $12,751 to $48,600
25%    $36,251 to $87,850    $72,501 to $146,400    $36,251 to $73,200    $48,601 to $125,450
28%    $87,851 to $183,250    $146,401 to $223,050    $73,201 to $111,525    $125,451 to $203,150
33%    $183,251 to $398,350    $223,051 to $398,350    $111,526 to $199,175    $203,151 to $398,350
35%    $398,351 to $400,000    $398,351 to $450,000    $199,176 to $225,000    $398,351 to $425,000
39.6%    $400,001 or more    $450,001 or more    $225,001 or more    $425,001 or more

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/tax-brackets.aspx#ixzz2rpsPdUQX
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18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chik-fil-a hates everybody huh? on: January 29, 2014, 02:36:00 PM

Because a local act of kindness does not override a nationwide issue of funding hate groups

Enlighten us Vince. What hate groups....links please.

BTW, moveon.org and CodePink don't spread hate  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 02:34:03 PM
My friend, I'm ALL for personal responsibility. You cannot find a person that despise the entitled generation more than I do, but 89k for a fucking hospital stay. That's just fucking ridiculous. You have hospitals and doctors charging whatever the fuck they want as they know they're needed. It makes me glad living in UK and going to NZ shortly where Healthcare costs are more sane.

You lot are getting fucked over in the US. And not in the fun way.

BS you are wrong. The doctors get a set fee based on ICD guidelines. Trust me, the physician fee was at most 1-2 K. I agree that the hospitals rape people. However, it would not be that bad if there were so many useless individuals who abuse the system and don't pay a dime. As the hospital administrator said, they make up the profits on the backs of working stiffs. As for universal healthcare, it may seem like you are getting a bargain but how much do you pay in taxes. In the US, the highest tax bracket is 39.6; in the UK it is 50% (for those making over 150K....much lower than the 400K for a single filer in the US paying the 39.6%). Moreover, while our sales taxes go from 6-10 percent, UK has a 17% VAT tax. Trust me, you guys in Europe and New Zealand are paying for your healthcare...it is indirect but you are paying for it.
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 01:31:30 PM
I need to get the hell out of this country

Until people start taking responsibility for themselves and lead better lives (no smoking, drug use, severe alcoholism, etc) the US healthcare system will remain a trainwreck. The actions of the few cannot take care of all. Knowing how corrupt and irresponsible our government is, I am amazed that people still want universal health care with the government being the provider.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 10:15:36 AM
Yeah, unnecessary testing as CYA because of the danger of malpractice suits IS a factor for why healthcare is so expensive in the USA relative to other industrialized countries...but it's a small factor.  It's no mystery why this would be a big issue with doctors but it doesn't have a lot to do with how expensive healthcare is.

By far the biggest factor for why healthcare is so expensive in the USA relative to nearly all other industrialized countries is that we don't have single payer which would allow us to negotiate prices much more aggressively with healthcare providers, drug makers, and medical device manufacturers.

The goofy-looking non-GB'er in the video below explains this better than I can:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjGouBmo0M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjGouBmo0M</a>

Ok I bite, who should the single payer be....BCBS, United Healthcare, Aetna, or aghast the government. Lets see, do away with private insurance companies and everything is run by the government. Brilliant, you immediately put millions of Americans out of work who work for the private insurance companies. Second, when has the US government ever run a business responsibly without going into debt. Who is going to pay for it. Fifty percent of Americans have no skin in the game; they do not pay taxes and in fact get refunds. Ok, tax the rich...great. What happens when they run out of money. Now who is going to pay for Universal Healthcare.

Universal healthcare will only work if every individual in this country has skin in the game. Moreover, self responsibility needs to come into play. How are we going to pay for ove 300 million Americans when the 24 milion working Americans don't have a job....don't believe the BS jobless reports given monthly as they do not count those who have quit looking for a job. The real unemployment number is 15%. Thus, how the hell do you propose you will pay for this. Medicaid, which is state and federally subsidized is barely accepted at many physicians offices as the reimbursement fee is too low; doctors lose money caring for Medicaid patients. There are more people joining Medicaid on the ACA than those signing up for private insurance; the plan as it is unsustainable.

If you are stuck with a single payer system, they can dictate therapy as they see fit. You could be a 65 yo male with no prior history and have an infection that leads to renal failure and because of your age you may not receive a kidney transplant. You may not receive that life saving chemotherapy because it is too expensive. If you have no recourse except one insurer you are the mercy of that plan and that plan alone. I and a lot of medical professionals see a trainwreck coming.
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 08:03:17 AM
Here is an article from Bloomberg; very interesting for the ACA advocated on this site:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-30/if-2013-was-hard-on-obamacare-just-wait-for-2014.html
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 07:51:26 AM
You are misinformed.
http://www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer-faq
Wonít this result in rationing like in Canada?

The U.S. already rations care. Rationing in U.S. health care is based on income: if you can afford care, you get it; if you canít, you donít. A recent study found that 45,000 Americans die every year because they donít have health insurance. Many more skip treatments that their insurance company refuses to cover. Thatís rationing. Other countries do not ration in this way.

If there is this much rationing, why donít we hear about it? And if other countries ration less, why do we hear about them? The answer is that their systems are publicly accountable, and ours is not. Problems with their health care systems are aired in public; ours are not. For example, in Canada, when waits for care emerged in the 1990s, Parliament hotly debated the causes and solutions. Most provinces have also established formal reporting systems on waiting lists, with wait times for each hospital posted on the Internet. This public attention has led to recent falls in waits there.

In U.S. health care, no one is ultimately accountable for how the system works. No one takes full responsibility. Rationing in our system is carried out covertly through financial pressure, forcing millions of individuals to forgo care or to be shunted away by caregivers from services they canít pay for. The rationing that takes place in U.S. health care is unnecessary. A number of studies (notably a General Accounting Office report in 1991 and a Congressional Budget Office report in 1993) show that there is more than enough money in our health care system to serve everyone if it were spent wisely. Administrative costs are at 31% of U.S. health spending, far higher than in other countriesí systems. These inflated costs are due to our failure to have a publicly financed, universal health care system. We spend about twice as much per person as Canada or most European nations, and still deny health care to many in need. A national health program could save enough on administration to assure access to care for all Americans, without rationing.

See also: http://www.pnhp.org/news/2012/july/single-payer-does-not-equal-increased-wait-times

Quoting the pnhp.org to advocate for single payer healthcare reform is the same as utilizing MSNBC to advocate for the end of term of limits for Obamagod. Please T.A. you are stretching. Any group can skew the data to defend their stance. However, you are utilizing a website that actively pursues a single payer system. What difference if someone uses Breitbart.com or Rushlinbaugh.com...pleas e use CBO.gov or an independent website to justify your stance.
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 07:43:32 AM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-usmvYOPfco" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-usmvYOPfco</a>

That moron is your savior. LOL you are a bigger tool than you already appear.
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Man Charged 89,000 for Snakebite when the antivenom is 750 dollars. USA Sucks on: January 29, 2014, 07:40:38 AM
Obamacare doesn't prevent insurance companies from screwing over the public for profit.

Yes TA, the government does a fantastic job of taking care of its business  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes. Trillions of dollars in debt. Social security, a system that will bankrupt itself within the next few decades. Medicare and medicaid, losing money everyday. So yes, put your pathetic health in the hands of bureaucrats with no medical training who will decide what type of healthcare you deserve and what you do not.  Huh Huh Huh. Meanwhile, one of the reasons healthcare is so expensive is that lawyers ... who vote overwhelmingly Democrat .... will sue at the sniff of blood. Obama has repeatedly railed against Tort reform. However, as a physician and I assume correctly that you are not, let me be frank that there is great waste in medicine ordering needless tests just to covery your ass. What is totally asinine is that I as a physician can be sued by a non-paying illegal immigrant for malpractice...WTF. Yeah TA, the dems got it right  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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