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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg 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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Captain Gigi


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):


© Allan J. Lichtman, “The Case for Impeachment, 2017, 237.jpg

Lichtman, 'Ch. 7 A Crime Against Humanity,' ''The Case for Impeachment,'' 125.jpg

Year of the Rooster...It's been a rough year so far.  •  © Gloria Rhea 'Captain Gigi' Grante Design.jpg

Captain Gigi

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).

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Captain Gigi

Loïck Peyron helmed Sojana to victory in the 2017 America's Cup Superyacht Regatta in Bermuda last month, now he's at the wheel of the ORMA 60 Trimaran, Mighty Merloe—first-to-finish and course record (22h09m18s) in the June 2017 SoCal 300—in the 2017 Transpac.

Jimmy Spithill, highly-touted America's Cup skipper, lost the America's Cup to Emirates Team New Zealand a few days later.

As late as June 28, 2017, Spithill was still listed as Comanche's helmsman in the 2017 Transpac, but as of July 1, 2017, his name has disappeared from the crew list.

Peyron's name however remains firmly embedded on Mighty Merloe's crew list.

Talk to me again about age having something to do with winning in the world of sailing and racing, gang.

"It's the best helmsmen who win." —Loïck Peyron ("From Lipton to Redbull," Journal de Bord, June 27, 2017, http://sailing-legends.com/journal/ )

—Captain Gigi, "Sailing Anarchy," July 2, 2017

P.S. Give us more, SA editors, on possibly the most exciting Transpac to date.

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