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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. Well that whiny little shit cocksucker scott has so much practice pulling a vacuum I'm surprised they just didn't stuck the suction hose in his mouth. Instantly dry core.
  2. Oh he's worse than a broken record. He's incompetent and dangerous. Many boats have solid glass under the cleats. And in many of those cases it's quite thick. Solid engineering was done to figure out whether you really needed backing plates or whether washers were enough. Brent doesn't have the background or the skills to do that engineering. He just kinda crosses his fingers and hopes.....
  3. None of the cleats on my 31 year old race boat have backing plates. None of the cleats on my 37 year old cruising boat have backing plates. Both are world renowned manufacturers. One of which is the best selling keelboat cruiser in history. You are neither intelligent, nor an engineer, and I am gravely concerned over any advice you may be giving to naive cruisers.
  4. Now that's a load of MALARKEY if I ever heard it. I'd say bus driver was NAILING the point pretty hard.
  5. He has the best words. And evidently an incredible ability to ignore repeated posts pointing out why he's wrong. whatever Yes!!!!! Just like that one! You see, he used to use words like incompetent. Now he just calls them stupid. He went to an Ivy League school. He is very highly educated.He knows words, he have the best words...but there is no better word than stupid. Right? Wait - didn't you used to brag about going to MIT? You two have SO MUCH in common! Wait - you used to brag about how smart you were too. Did you know his IQ is one of the highest? But we shouldn't feel insecure about it. You should get together with him and compare the lengths of your fingers!
  6. Your guy the vulgarian won, you can go ahead and call Obama what you want. No need to pretend anymore with the dog whistles. Sorry. Your soon to be in prison fat near death lying hag lost. That makes you a loser as well. Shouldn't carry all the hate. It's gonna do a number on your health.
  7. That's probably true. I thought it was interesting how he reacted to the news of his election and it makes me somewhat hopeful. <Edit> From what little bit I've read about Obama relationship with the Clintons, I wouldn't have been surprised to find out that Obama high-fived Trump when he came through the door but that's for another thread. Yeah? Well that's not what he said yesterday and that's not what he will say after he gets in. He will play nice till the end of Jan, he is animal smart. Trump is using the "Saying 'nice doggy' till he finds a big enough stick." Can you imagine what Obama must be going through? A total fucking waste of 8 years of his life, watching it unravel. History will be very kind to Obama. Trump? not so much. Good for you. You've learned to predict the future, but made sure that you'll be dead before you can be proven wrong. Golf clap for your clairvoyance.
  8. He is an evangelical, a creationist that denies evolution, opposes any abortion rights for women and all civil rights for gays. Also, he thinks cigarettes don't give you cancer. Remember the big kerfuffle when Indiana signed a brutally anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" law into effect a couple of years back? He's the guy that signed it... Holy fuck - how did the USA become so broken. For me it is not just that the whack job got elected, but almost half of the voters voted for him. That is a lot of stupid people. From the outside it looks like this could be the start of your second Civil war and looking at the red and blue map, none of the Red states have coastline. Suck shit you right wing, wing nuts your won't be able to sail on salt water!Wait! Except Alaska. Do you mean this map LB? Apologies to anyone in CO or NM as it looks like you're surrounded by Dumbfucks! That's old.... wisconsin, michigan, and pennsylvania were invaded by dumbfuckistani's this election cycle.
  9. I'm curious. When does the toning down start? Is it when he appointed the climate change denier to head the EPA? Or was it when he chose a guy to his domestic policy lead who thinks homosexuality is a choice.... and compared it arson and similar crimes?
  10. He has the best words. And evidently an incredible ability to ignore repeated posts pointing out why he's wrong.
  11. They are apportioned geographically/ So lets take a simplified case. A country with 2 states, one blue and one red, with 10 congressional districts. Each state gets two EVs for its senators Before the illegals arrive each state has 100 citizens and "legal" aliens Therefore they each get 5 congressional districts with 20 citizens in each And 5 more EVs Now 50 illegals sneak into the blue state. At the next census there are now 250 people living in our country. Still only 10 congressional districts and 10 EVs but now there are 25 persons in each district State Blue now has 150/25 = 6 congressmen and 6 EVs while State red loses 2 congressmen and 2 EVs for only 4 of each. State Blue mow has a monopoly on congress and the presidency because of the illegals. Now I gather your contention is the distribution is not along absolutely party lines as in my example but in truth that is what happens as the illegals tend to congregate and dominate the congressional districts they reside in making them almost exclusively stolen blue congressional votes. In the EV case the distribution is less one sided but still dominat ed by blue states. None of this bothers you because if largely benefits your preferred government. If it benefited Red states I think you'd be more concerned. Instead of inventing some mythical country, why not take the time to explain how Texas, Arizona, Florida, and Georgia are "typically Democrat states"? There are Democrat districts in all those states and predominantly in areas with high illegal populations. My own county is a perfect example. When I moved here 13 years ago it had only a small Hispanic population. They are now the majority and our congressman flipped blue and has stayed so ever since. Florida gave it's illegal based EVS to Obama in 08 and 12. Democrats like to slogan things line every vote counts, even one child killed wioth a gun is too many. You don't seem to have the same attitude that even one EV or congress seat stolen by illegals is a problem. If your original point is proven wrong, start moving the goalposts, right?
  12. Brent, I have over 40 years of experience watching TV. That doesn't mean I can design one. Your ego is astounding. Just stating the facts. If your design skills match your logic skills I hope you carry a sizable amount of liability insurance to cover yourself since you've sold boat plans to people without engineering sign-off or review. Most people are intelligent enough to be embarrassed that they're on government assistance. Trying to mock people with it? Wow.
  13. 1) without the mandate, there will be those who demand care without paying for it, and if we require healthcare providers to see the indigent, we end up paying for them. 2) What you propose is to eliminate states rights. If you still require the insurance companies comply with state regs, you haven't changed the system. 3) Why give a tax credit for a service voluntarily engaged in? If you push #1, then #3 becomes entirely voluntary and I don't like the tax code used for social experimentation. You are putting the burden back on tax payers to make up the shortfalls. 4) HSAs already exist to a point. There is a tax deduction for out of pocket medical expenses. 5) Already exists. You can always ask and shop. Now your insurance may not allow you to use their money to pay for providers they don't approve. 2 and 6 conflict. Either you allow the states to manage healthcare, or the feds. 7) do you propose eliminating patent protection from pharma? How do you manage quality of imported generics? Here's my idea. Remove for profit insurance as a middle man. Medicare for all. Single payer. Spread risk across the entire nation. No more freeloaders. If you want premium care, you can pay for it yourself, either through private pay or a cadillac supplemental plan. I hate agreeing with you. Medicare for all. The FDA regulates food across the country for obvious reasons. Equal parallels can be drawn for health insurance. One set of standards across the country. Open the importing of drugs. AT YOUR OWN RISK. Now I get to disagree. Get rid of that fucking word Cadillac. I have a health plan that's saved my middle son's life when he was diagnosed with bilateral hydronephrosis. Implying that the plan is exceedingly luxurious or extravagant is populist demagoguery and bullshit.
  14. I'm not qualified. Seriously. The amount of time it would take to wade through the vagaries of the US insurance system and figure out actual costs would take months of research. The insurance and medical industry has built an entire industry around obscuring actual costs. To the people who talk about doing this in graduated steps though, I suggest we skip it. We already have a system in place. It's been suggested numerous times. Doctors and hospitals hate it because they claim it doesn't pay enough - yet many well run medical institutions accept it and perform admirably. That tells me it's got the cost structure just about right, because no one is happy. Why are we reinventing a system the US already has in place?
  15. That's true. Our employees (I forget - 40,000? 50,000?) were just sent an email stating that out-of-pocket prices will be going up for the plans. Significantly. The best part? We have 2 options and neither will tell us how fucking much! That's right, they expect a 40,000 to 50,000 people to select health care without knowing what it's going to cost out of pocket. Single payer. NOW. a Guy in Chesapeake's got it nailed. How would single payer reduce the cost of healthcare? A very fair question. I'm not entirely sure it would. But it would help to standardize it and make the costs known. Right now a procedure in Indiana might cost 3x as much as that same procedure in Michigan, with no rhyme or reason. That is one of the ways the medical industry helps hide what they are actually doing. Insane drug prices with the excuse that they have to pay R&D costs - and yet I can go to other countries and get the same drugs from the same manufacturer for far, far less. They cite our safety rules.... but that's bullshit. It's ridiculous that I can't call a doctor and find out what a procedure would cost - but they won't tell you unless it's something pedantic like a blood draw. Even then, you'll see 40% cost swings depending on the lab they send it to. Likewise, the idea that I need a perscription to replace the tube on my cpap machine is a fucking joke. Single payer helps to solve that. Standardized pricing that we can actually understand. The confusion is intentionally fueled by the medical industry and the insurers. If I don't KNOW what an MRI actually costs them to run, how can I realistically know what I should be charged for a test? Car dealers fixed this problem by creating systems where there is a standardized repair time for a given component. Walk in to any repair shop and once they have it diagnosed they can tell you what it will cost in terms of parts and labor. The human body is not a car, but this type of system where the costs are up front isn't hard. The communization across the country that single payer would bring will cut a lot of this bullshit out of the system. I rarely believe that government regulation is the solution to issues, but in this case I believe it is necessary. The medical industry knows their product is a necessity, and is fucking us over a barrel because of it.