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451  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Scheduled surgery on: May 29, 2013, 11:30:02 PM
Had mine done in Jan 2013....good luck, recovery is hell...at least for me.
august 2012. Still not right. Although I had other stuff in there too. Good luck!
452  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / E-Board - Movies, Music, TV, Videogames, Comics / Re: Threes Company.... on: May 29, 2013, 09:32:35 PM
This and a steady dose of CHiPs made me the man I am today.
453  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Here I come to a comic shop near you!!!! on: May 29, 2013, 10:16:43 AM
Congrats! BTW, there's a comic con here in Vegas June 15th and Stan will be there. He's charging $60 bucks to have something signed and $200 for a meet and greet. (Bullshit but whatever). Does the value of what he signs significantly increase immediately or is this more of a vesting venture?
his autographs aren't worth that much just due to the fact he's signed a million n one things. Just checked out the shop in buena park with all th like size resin statues. Very cool. I'll try to post some pix later today.
454  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Sly and Arnold, soon to be surpassed ? on: May 29, 2013, 10:02:45 AM
I did like it a lot too I saw it twice. I think Knoxville addiction to the cast was targeting the young MTV crowd. Latina Genesis Rodriguez hot daughter of spanish singer "El Puma" was another attempt to bring young Latinos but nothing worked.  
i was surprised I liked it. I thought it was going to unwatchable n I'm a die hard Arnie fan. Stupid how the vette was scooping up cars but other than that it exceeded my expectations.
455  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: But will they mention the G4P? on: May 29, 2013, 09:58:28 AM
cool
456  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Sly and Arnold, soon to be surpassed ? on: May 29, 2013, 01:10:13 AM
Inevitable. Sly n Arnie aren't great actors. They're not very believable in anything other than action films. Although sly was incredible in the first rocky. And now they r getting to old to be believable in action movies.
457  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / E-Board - Movies, Music, TV, Videogames, Comics / Re: Unsolved Mysteries on: May 28, 2013, 09:26:11 PM
The zodiac killer was a cop from Marin county I think.
so many people worse than zodiac yet people including myself r still so fascinated by the whole thing. I read grey smiths book many years ago n was thrilled when the movie comes out. I'm still hoping he's alive and will confess on his deathbed or sump but odds r against it.
458  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 06:12:53 PM
Ahhhh the old Barrett guy.  Just a little info on this little gem...

Stephen Barrett -  Professional Crackpot...

Barrett never achieved any success in the medical profession.  His claim to being a "retired Psychiatrist" is laughable.  He is, in fact, a "failed Psychiatrist," and a "failed MD."

The Psychiatric profession rejected Barrett years ago,  for Barrett could NOT pass the examinations necessary to become "Board Certified."  Which, is no doubt why Barrett was, throughout his career, relegated to lower level "part time" positions.

Barrett, we know, was forced to give up his medical license in Pennsylvania in 1993 when his "part-time" employment at the State Mental Hospital was terminated, and he had so few (nine) private patients during his last five years of practice, that he couldn't afford the Malpractice Insurance premiums Pennsylvania requires.

In a job market in the United States, where there is a "doctor shortage," Stephen Barrett, after his termination by the State mental Hospital, couldn't find employment.  He was in his mid-50s at the time.  He should have been at the top of his craft - yet, apparently, he couldn't find work.

It is obvious, that, after one humiliation after another, in 1993 Barrett simply gave up his medical aspirations,  turned in his MD license, and retreated, in bitterness and frustration, to his basement.

It was in that basement, where Barrett took up "quackbusting" - which, in reality, means that Barrett attacks "cutting-edge" health professionals and paradigms - those that ARE achieving success in their segment of health care.

And there, in "quackbusting" is where Barrett finally found the attention and  recognition he seems to crave - for, a while, that is, until three California Judges, in a PUBLISHED Appeals Court decision, took a HARD look at Barrett's activities, and declared him "biased, and unworthy of credibility."

Bitterness against successful  health professionals is Barrett's hallmark.  To him they're all "quacks."  In this, his essays are repetitive and pedestrian.

Barrett, in his writings,  says the same things, the same way, every time - change the victim and the subject, and still you yawn your way through his offerings.  It's like he's filling out a form somebody gave him...

Take an overactive self importance, couple it with glaring failure and rejection in his chosen profession, add a cup of molten hatred for those that do succeed, pop it in the oven - and out comes Stephen Barrett - self-styled "expert in everything."

Barrett, we know, along with his website, was named, among other things, in a racketeering (RICO) case in Federal Court in Colorado.

He's also being sued for his nefarious activities in Ontario, Canada.

Barrett, in the Canadian case, has formally admitted, according to Canadian law, to a number of situations put to him by the Plaintiff, including:

"The sole purpose of the activities of Barrett & Baratz are to discredit and cause damage and harm to health care practitioners, businesses that make alternative health therapies or products available, and advocates of non-allopathic therapies and health freedom."

"Barrett has interfered with the civil rights of numerous Americans, in his efforts to have his critics silenced."

"Barrett has strategically orchestrated the filing of legal actions in improper jurisdictions for the purpose of frustrating the victims of such lawsuits and increasing his victims costs."

"Barrett failed the exams he was required to pass to become a Board Certified Medical Doctor."
sounds like a real getbigger. Does he post here?
459  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 04:49:39 PM
I don't know about the gimmicks, but I at least don't doubt the efficacy of certain chiropractic treatments; I'm simply asking for a single study indicating that these treatments are efficacious above and beyond the placebo effect. I still haven't seen one such study.
off the top of my head how about the landmark Rand study on Chiro?  I'm in a car so just google it. Yeah I'm parked right now  Smiley
460  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Rider Killed in Isle of Man TT Qualifying... on: May 28, 2013, 04:21:03 PM
Too bad man. That course is crazy.
461  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 03:47:44 PM
This is great! Thanks for the warm welcome to GB.
I'll see u guys on other threads.
Chiropractic is the best!!!
gimmck. Comes to Getbig expecting a warm welcome. Now that's some funny shit right there. N make sure to eat all ur peas.
462  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 03:35:19 PM
No one is saying that u can't get symptom alleviation from chiropractic. But u can also get improvement from the local masseuse as well and she's not claiming to be some type of medical professional. And BTW, most, if not all, US courts of law deem chiropractors unqualified to testify as to the interpretation of MRI films.  
ur dinner's gettin cold son
463  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 02:39:33 PM
Your comment regarding "eye doctors" at the mall explains a lot. In your mind, the high school drop outs working as opticians in the mall eye glass store are indeed "eye doctors," same as an opthamologist who went to Harvard Medical School. Right? From there, it's not much of a leap to equate what you apparently do to orthopedic or neurological medicine. Heck, why not oncology too. 
And Medicare? Is that your angle? Hustling old people for unnesessary and unproven "treatment." If so, props to you if u can get away w/ it. Like the Don said, it doesn't make any difference to me what a man does for a living.     
your debating skills are very poor at best.  Your arguments are getting so abstract and u r extrapolating conclusions that are really stretching things.  This latest post doesn't even deserve much more of a response than this.
464  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 01:36:02 PM
I don't even see how you can use a computer with the head so far up your arse.
siri. That's why so many typos due to echo in there
465  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 01:22:32 PM
The eloquence of the chiropractic-defenders is impressive. No doubt these rhetorical skills were learned at prestigious schools of higher education such as Life and Palmer University, or maybe the legendary Cleveland Chirporactic College, where they are undoubtedly doing peer-reviewed research establishing a link between vertebral subluxations and the cure for cancer (and every other malady known to man).  A couple spinal manipulations (buy 10 and get one free if you sign up at the local mall on Saturday) and you'll be GTG.
this is why I love Getbig. This is quite funny n made me laugh  Grin
466  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Famous Psychic had said Amanda Berry was dead... on: May 28, 2013, 12:51:57 PM
So I've always wondered. Its one thing to believe u hear voices telling u psychic info but yet another to know u r lying to people. Do u think the majority of psychics have talked themselves in to believing they r hearing voices and r really good people who think they r helping others or r do they know they r faking just simply con artists?
467  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 11:56:07 AM
It takes a special kind of imbecile to write what you wrote. You sir, are that imbecile.
always served me well. Tell me what's dumb about it.

Ahh. I reread. Maybe by cool you think I mean cool like slang for "it" crowd. I mean cool like stable, secure as opposed to insecure, decisive, confident etc. I could go on but I'm an imbecile.
468  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 11:46:32 AM
where is the research??//
fair question. im on vaca. Linking to research takes more time than to just write responses off the top of my head. If no one else links to it I will when i get home.
469  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 11:43:16 AM
This is the worst crock of shit I have read in Getbig in a long time. And that says something.


haha!
470  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 11:22:13 AM
I have mds that see me. I have md friends. I have mds I refer to and them to me.

I've lived my life by two basic rules when dealing with people.

1.  Does this guy seem cool? I mean does this person seem like someone I'd like to hang out with? Someone I can trust?
When u strip away someone's title....Chiro, md, auto mechanic, plumber, computer repair. If u r going to use them on a reg basis n have even a working relationship with them do they fit this criteria?
There r geniuses n cool people in all walks of life n all professions. Then there r the "others". And all professions r full of those others. 

2.  Basically my fav saying of all time

The winners in poker are all laughing  and having a good time while the losers are screaming "shut up and deal!"

Me thinks the losers in their professions may possibly be the ones screaming so loudly in this thread.

471  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 10:52:56 AM

LOL This is a very misleading post and was obviously meant to infer that chiropractors accrue more science-based knowledge..Completely Disagree... As for the SCOPE of how Anatomy is taught for Medicine...Medical school -> Objectives are based on clinical and pathological reference...where there is also MORE volume w/ less time ....You are also not including CLINICAL hrs  AND LABS  Try 4 hour Anatomy Labs directly before 5 hour classes on same day! and The preparation for the Steps 1,2 , and 3 Board exams--> Which showcases that u didn't just memorize course load like a robot but have to prove you can apply it w/ clinical relevance.  I have 4  licensed chiropractors as current colleagues/students now in medicine and ALL agree that the material is not even comparable .. where they even complained of not having much of an advantage when taking our anatomy course...which was a wake-up call MONSTER


Further, I will say that the practice of a chiropractor is still very respectable within its limited scope and has its place. Just needed to clarify how NUMBERS can be very misleading....
i don't know first hand exactly what u guys go thru. I am inclined to agree with u. Ur training should be more intense as u treat so much more than we do and  for many other reasons. Can't agree more on sticking with our scope of practice.
472  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 10:15:37 AM
I actually do know what I'm talking about. Your post refutes nothing that I said. A couple of ancedotal stories about you purportedly finding something in an x-ray is pretty meaningless when one looks at the chiropractic MLM business as a whole.  
Back in the day, when I worked in the state legislature the chiropractors had at least a 1/2 dozen pieces of legislation every session that they were always pushing to expand the scope of their practice. Whether it was being allowed to prescribe medication, read MRIs, being allowed to refer to themselves as "Doctor," etc., there was always something they were lobbying for. And they were usually supported by the plaintiff's personal injury bar, which refers most of its fradulent accident cases to chiropractors to give the cases some element of legitimacy in the eyes of the gullible public. Fortunately, most courts severly limit what a chiropractor can testify to given the acknowledged lack of real medical education or training.
Admittedly, chiropractors don't have the lobby that the real health care industry has, but who does. Health care is big business and big business runs the world.
And please, don't compare chiropractic to veterinary medicine. Veterinarians are legitimate health care professionals with real medical training. The entry standards to get into veterinary school and the accrediting procedures for getting into the profession are comparable to human medicine. If I passed out at the gym due to AAS-induced high blood pressure I'd much rather have a veterinarian have a look at me than "Dr. Chiro."  
why can I not use an anecdotal story relating to me making a point when ur argument is full of anecdotal stories?
I whole heartedly agree with u and I am begginig to understand where ur anger is coming from be because it sounds like u n I actually r on the same side and if u read my posts is what I said about about pissng other professions off and steeping on toes. I take back what I said about not hearing about chiros pretending to be mds. Not that the group that was pushing to be able to prescribe certain classes of meds were claiming to be mds but there once again was a recent push for chiros to be able to prescribe certain classes of drugs.
I don't agree with it. Its dumb. If chiros would stick to what we are suppose to be doing chiros would be so busy in their practices they would t have time to worry about all the other bullshit theu supposedly should be doing.
As for the example of of somene passing out at the gym I won't note u w more anecdotal stories, yes ive been involved in thise situations too, but will say that chiros r trained in basic emergency procedures. Again I said basic, but u do understand that when u generalize as in I'd much rather have a vet than a Chiro if I passd out. That's fine. But it also again depends upon that vet or that chiro and wut their personal experiences r etc.

Etc.  I may be remembering wrong cuz I didn't reread ur post but u seem to have a chip on ur shoulders about chiros being doctors. We r doctors. We r not medical doctors.
473  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 10:01:24 AM
I'm on chiclet duty next weekend.
474  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chiropractors more harm than good? on: May 28, 2013, 09:31:07 AM
One thing chiropractors and their very active lobbying arm have done is convince most of the general public that they are essentially medical doctors who simply practice the specialty of "chiropractic" and are no different than doctors who specialize in neurology, orthopedics, radiology, etc. Nothing could be further from the truth. Chiropractors do not attend medical school, which, unlike most law schools for example, is still relatively difficult to get into and requires some modicum of intelligence. Trust me, there's no chiropractic specialty at any legitmate school of medicine.  In fact, most, if not all, chiropractic schools do not even require a college degree for entrance and most states will allow you to be licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic without a college degree. I'm not saying that a college degree is the be all and end all but how many members of the general public know that their local chiropractor, who goes around calling himself "Doctor," throwing around fancy medical terms, and wearing a stethoscope or other accoutrements of the medical profession, may not have even graduated from college with a liberal arts degree in basket weaving?
If you suddenly find yourself getting ill and someone asks "Is there a doctor in the house?" a chiropractor will do you as much good as an accountant or janitor despite the chiropractors carefully cultivated image of being a "medical professional."
Chiropractic is quackery plain and simple (Google its origins if you don't belive me), that has been given some level of credibility by politicians eager to take chiropractors hefty campaign donations.
Like with everything else, follow the money.  
you have no idea what u r talking about. Hefty political campaign donations. Name just one my friend. Who the heck is trying to convince anyone that a chiropractor is a medical doctor?  I have not seen it. Maybe its true. Link or tell me an example. I don't wear a stethoscope. Do I have one in the office. Yes. We r trained to listen to lungs and heart sounds. Am I a cardio pulmonary specialist? No.  I listen for gross or on obvious abnormalities when examine a pt n refer out if I hear any. Cool story. Young kid came in years ago. He never felt good his entire life. Thing was and I don't know how, he had a heart murmur which was never detected. I heard it. I referred him out.  Apparently he upon examination his condition was so severe he required almost immediate surgery. He's like thirty now and still sees me and to this day he always says I'm the guy who saved his life. Have tons of stories like that where I've found Ab aneurysms on xray, cancers. I could give hundreds of examples. I'm a I medical doc?  Heck no. Never said I was n don't want to be. If a Chiro is claiming to be one which I don't know why they would the I would understand why mds wouldn't like us.

By the way, if u r implying that having a stethoscope means we r claiming to be mds, a vet carries a stethoscope, a nurse carries one. I have an old friend who is a retired ford mechanic that used to use one listening to car engines. Just using or possessing a stethescope doesn't mean we r implying we r mds.

Funny thing about the Internet. If u have a pleasant experience with something odds r usually not write about it. But if u have a negative experience u will write and write and write. That's why most of the Internet is so negative. For every negative comment about Chiro on the net there a thousands if not millions of glowing silent experiences.

Check it out. In this day and age the argument about wether Chiro works or not is so over. Usually the people cutting down on it have an ad to grind or have an ulterior motive or r just ignorant.  

Maybe a person truly did have a bad personal experience w a Chiro. If so go to another Chiro or ask around till u find a good one. I always tell patients, if a person has a bad experience with a medical doc they immediately find another dr. But if a person has a bad experience with a Chiro they say Chiropractic sux.

Anyway, there r now team chiros for nearly every branch of sports. Nba, nfl, NHL etc. it works people.

Oh yeah. Don't believe this guy about lobbyists n big donations. Truth is the chiropractic associations survive on a shoes string. The associations that represent us and for love em, r broke in comparison to the real lobbyists in the health care arena. The only reason that we ever get any foothold such as insurance equality etc is be aside the public demands it.

Thinks about it.  Who would find chiropractic?  We don't use much.  An xray machine, some tables. But we mainly use our hands n they don't cost anything.

The real money is in high tech surgical equipment, building big hospitals, the multi billion dollar drug industry.

The Chiro assoc are unfortunately like David was to Goliath when it comes to that.

Okay, I gotta go use the outhouse and throw another log on the fire.

(GDAM iPhone. I'm not going back n fixing all that fn autocorrect bulshit.)


475  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Jay Cutler 17 weeks out from the Mr.O 2013 on: May 28, 2013, 08:41:59 AM
Vid is down?
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