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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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  2. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    TTOP is our beacon TransAt:
  3. What is a Libertarian?

    Now, just *why* does the unlamented BS come to mind when I read that......? FKT
  4. National School Walkout

    We must stop these walk outs if it saves just one child! A Parkland Middle School sixth-grader who left campus during the National Student Walkout was killed when he was struck by a vehicle Friday morning on Loop 375 in Northeast El Paso, school district officials said.
  5. What are your boat projects?

    - get a boat
  6. Just bought my first boat what have I done!

    The problem with those turnbuckles is, as noted, not toggles. The turnbuckles look like chromed bronze so other than the bent thread they should be fine in perpetuity. Take them off, take them apart, polish them and reassemble with a bit of lanolin on the threads and you'll be good to go - assuming the aforementioned toggles and replacement for the bent piece. Spend $50 at HF for a small bench buffer - you'll need it to smarten up all your stainless & bronze hardware. Super useful when maintaining a boat. Get a stick of green compound - it's probably all you'll need.
  7. Bavaria in administration

    mmmm.... than explain En Zed. If I'm not mistaken, highest % of boat ownership of any country.
  8. Bavaria in administration

    Looking at the average is a BS comparison... Scandi countries don't have the bargain basement slave labour poverty salary rates that the US, UK and other countries that drag down the average salary statistic. If you are doing the same job at the comfortable end of the pay scale, the type of person who can start dreaming of nice things, then the salary is not so great in scandiland. I know that in IT, the salary between Sweden, UK and Aus is not that big a difference (Sweden is actually lower than Aus) however as a consultant with your own company, you can charge through the roof in Sweden, way beyond what you can do in many other countries.
  9. What is a Libertarian?

    Look on the bright side, this thread is dragging them all out of the woodwork
  10. What is a Libertarian?

    There was also f'gdinosaur.....and something in bad Latin...... and.....and.....
  11. Fascist go to jail for Hitler's bday.

    some 'antifa' go to jail for protesting things like ecological preservation, too, they were protesting for noble reasons here as well. who's the 'fascist' now you feral barbarian?
  12. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Back to work for the Dongers
  13. how fast is it?

    Can someone explain what the reverse sheer/tumblehome/deep mining bow is meant to do/solve/improve?
  14. The Tom Ray Thread

    What, your continued inability to understand that a group of petulant CDC "researchers" refuse to do studies unless they are allowed to advocate for gun control? Maybe they should try for some of that sweet Bloomberg or Soros money.
  15. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Akzo getting out of Dodge
  16. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    SH, it does for sure! Real Life should win every time!
  17. Craigslist - Not mocking

    Apparently it's a lot faster than a stock Kirby 30.
  18. Bavaria in administration

    For comparison from when I lived in Sweden.. As a self employed person if you had 100k to pay yourself a salary, first to must pay 32% social tax (this is hidden from employees), so there goes the first 25k leaving your actual salary as 75k. About 40% of your salary will go to income taxes, so that's another 30k leaving you with 45k arriving in your bank account. Lets just say you live rent free and don't save, so you spend all of your money, then you will pay 25% tax on goods and services, so you've paid another 11.25k on taxes. So for every 100k you pay yourself (or 75k if you are an employee) you will have paid 66.25k leaving 33.75k going into the private sector economy. The 66.26k is the worse case as you do pay lower tax on some items and you normally pay rent or a mortgage, but then again it gets much worse as you earn more and hit the top tax bracket. Boat ownership is probably higher because the money Americans spend on fast food at McDonalds etc.. is saved by Scandis for their boat purchase
  19. Things To Do In London

    Ya.... its him. I didn't know that he had a daughter, till one night he must have been off his meds and lost his shit. Let it slip that he had one
  20. how fast is it?

    9 on the rail, 3 look like they are puking...sure does look like fun...
  21. Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    I think it's a bit of an illusion. This thing has SFA freeboard so it's not actually burying much of anything.
  22. What is a Libertarian?

    Let’s see if this works? edit, obviously it does
  23. What is a Libertarian?

    Now this stalker knows what's what: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/04/18/taylor-swift-stalker-suspect-wore-mask-had-knife-and-rope-police-say.html Those here in SA are too fixated with what doesn't work. There's a lesson here, folks. P.S. Don't worry about UpVoting or DownVoting my comments. @Editor has seen fit to make sure no one can like or dislike what I post. Nice guy, huh? Aw, Tempesta (or was it @mad?). You've gone and spoiled it. An Icon just appeared for the first time in weeks on one of my posts. Weeks!! <sigh> Not going to pay attention to anything more you post, piggy @mad. Consider this an official "Ignore" post.
  24. NHL 2017

    Naz, marner, Marlow all played great, Anderson incredible! Nylander and Mathews are missing in action...they need to be much better in game 6
  25. Bavaria in administration

    Take a look at the average earnings compared to a lot of other countries.
  26. Just Another Restaurant Mass Murder By Gun

    At least blame (like lawsuits?) could be squarely laid by all sides. Watch the NRA subrogate lickity split to arms manufacturers.....
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