© Gloria Rhea 'Captain Gigi' Grante, Sailing Anarchy Blog, 11.18.2017
Abbreviated rules 07/28/2017Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules. Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo. Warning and or timeout for a first offense. PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members. See above for penalties. Caveat: if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods. We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post. We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking. There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious. There is no standard, we will know it when we see it. If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining. Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious. Deal with it. Welcome to anarchy. If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to. They will be explained to you soon enough.
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Why I don't post on the Sailing Anarchy Forums any longer, plus the fact that the site is hacked. Anonymous crackers are arbitrarily changing the Community Reputation Points, creating all sorts of anarchic mayhem for those who care about their reputation on this website, when those of us who know what's what know that there are no leaders in any self-respecting anarchy. Right, Scot Tempesta?
A L O H A ! —@CaptainGigi (a.k.a. Captain Gal • Sailing Anarchy) • Permanently moored @ FCYC 49.273315, -123.132615 • Gloria Rhea 'Captain Gigi' Grante Design
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Musing… Whether you are a valid chess grandmaster or a counterfeit one. I digress nevertheless, as a small group of us academic types continue to debate if the Sailing Anarchy (SA) website is a bounded public, or if it’s just a tiny public of bounders. A conclusion has not been reached.
Early observations reveal a website predominantly accommodating raucous trash talk amongst ‘fuckwits,’ ‘fuck-buddies-to-each-other,’ and rabid, alt-right, political ranters. Much like in the chessworlds with which you may be familiar, one immediately sees that the prevalence of homosexual eros and misogynist erotica are integral to engaged participation in the online community.
It is uncommon to find women in these “locker room talk” forums where violence and sexual expletives are the accepted norm. Some of our researchers suggest that Melania Trump, the current wife of the 45th POTUS, could be the SA poster child/woman, who dismisses the humiliation and patronization directed by men towards women. However they are cognizant that psychology and socio-anthro journals are already over-filled with studies of abnormal behavior in the hetero- and homosexual communities, and further research would be redundant, to say the least. Those women (of which I am one), who do maintain an engaged presence on the SA site, do so as participant-observers in an independent study. #METOO
Five former U.S. presidents rally in solidarity to raise $31 million at a "Deep in the Heart" of Texas 2017 hurricane relief fundraiser; the current U.S. president sits alone in his gaunchies, making a video and tweeting to his minions, while his eldest son posts a fake Time photo of his dad as America's superhero, "Making America Great Again."
@MailOnline: Social media users took delight in ridiculing President Donald Trump's oldest son on Saturday for posting this picture, depicting his father as a superhero. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5003983/Donald-Trump-Jr-posts-bizarre-photo-father.html#ixzz4wFXmHKZo
"Alt-right porn is so weird." —@scriptdave (David Jenkins) via Daily Mail
fingers on the board
tweeting to America
—Gloria Rhea 'Captain Gigi' Grante
stones cobbled in place
perimeter is secure—
Friday the thirteenth
—Gloria Rhea 'Captain Gigi' Grante
After a stupendous summer sailing calendar, we shelter for the winter to find this going on:
For the first time since the 1960s, I am switching allegiances in the America’s Cup: There is a DeVos connection with the New York Yacht Club challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. I remember that Donald Trump supposedly wrote the Foreword to Dennis Conner’s The Art of Winning.
Difficult to mix American elite sailing with this kind of aberrant politics, especially since one of the NYYC’s representatives is Doug DeVos, brother-in-law of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. It’s just too awful for contemplation ( https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/devos-defends-trump-would-a-moron-hire-me ).
We’re there for you, Team New Zealand and Takapuna!
Speechless... #LasVegas #massacre #10/1
By consensus, we're agreed Trump's recent rants are symptomatic of someone being squeezed as impeachment becomes more than a probability.
Here's Buzzfeed's un-redacted, January 10, 2017 PDF on how "Trump allegedly struck a deal with Putin, agreeing to adopt pro-Russian policies in return for Russian assistance in winning the election" (Lichtman, The Case for Impeachment, 275n33):
One of the sidebars that came up at our weekly on-deck, after-supper discussions was how online forums reflected the cultural influences of the day. I, of course, talked abut the Political Anarchy Forum on the “Sailing Anarchy” website: how hateful comments are made under anonymity, how political parties’ identities are expressed, “hyper attention” vs. “deep attention” in digital communications, and so on. Somewhere, some akamai graduate student or assistant professor is using this same window into American e-culture to formulate a thesis or course outline.
My partially academic interest lies in how Mein Kampf started a war, and how @realDonaldTrump will fuel the next American Revolution, barring an early impeachment of the 44th POTUS. Yes, Trump is the 44th president, since only 43 men have held the Office of the Presidency. Grover Cleveland was elected to two nonconsecutive terms (Lichtman, The Case for Impeachment, 2017, 239n4; Late Summer 2017 Book Discussion List).
It goes on and on. | © Gloria Rhea 'Captain Gigi' Grante Haiku & Design
When sailing gets too-too, we paddle.
There's no such thing as an ex-Marine. You may be out, but you never lose the attitude. –Jake, ''Avatar'' © USNavy + Gloria Rhea “Captain Gigi” Grante Design
Been busy, reviewing the troops, with unparalleled courage... © Gloria Rhea “Captain Gigi” Grante Design
A Back Creek Yacht Club (BCYC) raft-up on the Magothy River, MD. © Angus Ballard, via Boat U.S.
Not light reading: While the distraction of North Korea unfolds, Russia, Iran and Syria are up to no good in the ME. We are not surprised.