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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. And new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci took to Twitter last night to say he was contacting the FBI because his financial-disclosure form was leaked — and he strikingly tagged White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in the tweet. But the Politico reporter who wrote about Scaramucci’s form said it was publicly available from the Export-Import Bank, where Scaramucci previously worked. (On CNN this morning, Scaramucci again suggested Priebus is leaking, saying: “I don't know if the relationship with Reince is reparable.”
  2. The man is a malignant narcissist ..Bullying is what he does..the ultimate victims..elected representatives It will just get worse.
  3. Pretty obvious who I was responding to..I don't have to publicly parade your whining.
  4. You see it's bullshit like this that causes the indifference when an australian aboriginal dies. Yes..he went to say goodbye. He made a deliberate choice to end the dialysis "lifestyle" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-27/yunupingu-chose-to-leave-dialysis-knowing-he-would-die:-doctor/8749750?section=music Late Arnhem Land musician Dr G Yunupingu chose to end his dialysis treatment knowing the dire consequences that would follow, his doctor has told the ABC. "It seems increasingly clear that having missed dialysis for the longest time that he ever did, and actually having called people to say goodbye, that he was actually making a decision for himself — just as Kerry Packer did — to actually leave dialysis," Paul Lawton said. Son of the rainbow If anyone every truly spoke through his music, it was the late Dr G Yunupingu. Look back at his enormous legacy. The kidney disease specialist said the burden of dialysis, which requires patients to be hooked up to machines three times a week for five hours per session, proved too much for the 46-year-old, just as it had for many other Australians. "The extraordinary thing is not that patients struggle with it, but that some actually succeed," Dr Lawton said. "People talk about it as a nightmare, or a half-life being in purgatory, where they are physically alive, but not fully able to participate in life." Dr Yunupingu, who died on Tuesday, spent some of his final days at an itinerants campsite at Casuarina Beach in Darwin's northern suburbs, before he was taken to hospital late last week. Dr Lawton said he had come to his opinion about Dr Yunupingu's decision after speaking with some of the musician's closest friends. "Dr Yunupingu has decided that enough was enough and has actually made a decision to go, to pass on on his own terms, in his own way, and he was by the sea surrounded by large numbers of family and friends." Mark Grose, the singer's manager at Skinnyfish Music, yesterday alluded to similar understanding. "[Dr Yunupingu] rang Michael, his music collaborator, a few days ago and said goodbye," Mr Grose said. "That says to me someone knows what they are about, is grateful, he thanked Michael for everything he did. "He was fully aware of his condition. It was just a huge battle to maintain some sort of normal life given how unwell he was."
  5. Why..People that scam immigration loopholes are morally more "illegal" than the subject of this thread. The deceit is deliberate rather than a consequence of something their parents did. So..why shouldn't it be just as valid as a subject of discussion?
  6. The article IS political and so would be disrespectful to post it there..still something that needs urgent consideration..we applauded his music and ignored his life. Almost identical death of his uncle and fellow Yothu Yindi member in 2013 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-03/former-yothu-yindi-frontman-m-yunupingu-dies/4728518 M Yunupingu brought his local people, the Yolngu people, and Indigenous issues to a national stage with his musical career. He co-founded Yothu Yindi in 1986, and was the band's lead singer and most prominent personality. He broke records throughout his life, becoming the first Indigenous Australian from Arnhem Land to gain a university degree. M Yunupingu The first Indigenous Australian from Arnhem Land to gain a university degree Co-founded Yothu Yindi in 1986 Became Australia's first Aboriginal principal in 1990 Named Australian of the Year in 1992 for his role in building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2012 Yothu Yindi won eight ARIA music awards, including Song of the Year for Treaty The band released six major albums, from 1988 to 2000 Died aged 56 at his home in Yirrkala, NT, after fighting kidney disease for several years In 1990 he also made history when he took over as head of the Yirrkala Community School, making him the Territory's first Aboriginal principal. He was named 1992 Australian of the Year for his work as a musician and educator and his work in building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. He leaves behind a wife and six daughters. His nephew, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, who was born blind, also became an award-winning musician in his own right.
  7. I'm talking about the tens of thousands of dodgy "student" visa's People who come here signed up for "hospitality" courses with private "collages" that seemingly never end while the "students" work illegally on the black economy.. hope they have cracked down on it..it's a scam.
  8. I'll put this here Dr G Yunupingu died a needless death after a life of inhuman treatment. We must work harder to close the gap An amazing singer and musician died yesterday. It's sad. kidney failure . Unfortunately many papers are not reporting the background to his disease. So..to set the record straight. Vale..Dr G. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-27/dr-g-yunupingu-death-we-need-to-close-the-gap/8748562
  9. I remember when "treaty" was first released..Wow..such a powerful song and clip. Thanks Dreads.
  10. Yeah..visit any rural cemetery and look at the graves of kids killed on the roads all in the one car coming home from a night out in the nearest big town 20 years ago..3-4 graves sometimes..a tragedy for those towns. Go the speed cameras and random breath tests today.
  11. Nope, just remember being warned about it at the time.can't remember where .would have been more than twenty years ago. they didn't use cameras. just noted the time on the toll road tickets between tolls.
  12. Stop pretending to be grumpy. Your "wife" could be here in a blink if your divorce was though as for the "student" visa..one of the oldest scams for thai brides around..the never ending "hospitality" student visa..glad they're cracking down on them.
  13. So sad, much much too young.
  14. I seem to remember this was the norm on Queensland ?(or maybe it was for Trucks on european toll roads years ago).. .nothing new.