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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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  1. That's not what I read. I read that he replaced his keel just prior to measurement with another boat's. Why he did that is left open to speculation. It does, indeed, seem that they threw him out based on suspicions of why he changed out his keel. I read it a couple times, but the translation simply isn't good enough to parse exactly what happened.
  2. You should rest your mouth too. It certainly says a lot of things that aren't true. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/05/15/a-fascinating-map-of-the-worlds-most-and-least-racially-tolerant-countries/
  3. Maybe this is the type of social interaction that the club doesn't particularly care for......
  4. Yeah! And while he's at it.... let's do an AC challenge too!!!!!! Oh wait. LOL. A lawyer. That'll help the sport. Maybe he can retain the one Podmajersky used. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
  5. Really? You think SA is for the betterment of anything more than the Ed's pocketbook? I mean - how many websites get banned from multiple yacht clubs and told quite clearly not to come back? Of course, if you listen to the Ed, he's cool, they're not, and it's never ever anything HE does that gets him or clean booted. Oh, and make sure you don't bad mouth him. That gets you banned. Because he can dish it out but damn he sure can't take it. Out of curiosity, where DID the money that was donated for the so-called Sailing Anarchy America's cup challenge go? Ed's a cunt.
  6. Expulsions at the colleges I'm familiar with go on your school records. If you're applying to another school and need to get credit for classes already taken, you have to provide school records at the previous school. So as a matter of law - no. But as a matter of process - yes, your new school is quite likely to find out and deny your application. * I only have knowledge of 2 colleges to base this on. Would that information show up on a background report? Almost certainly. Hell - they go through facebook and twitter as a regular hiring procedure for most companies if you're trying to hire into a white collared position - like engineering or management. You better believe they request school records in many cases too.
  7. Yep. Gotta keep clear. If you're that close - you didn't.
  8. https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeleef/2017/04/09/wrongfully-expelled-student-hauls-elite-college-into-court/#5a24b6191929 https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/expelled-for-sex-assault-young-men-are-filing-more-lawsuits-to-clear-their-names/2017/04/27/c2cfb1d2-0d89-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html http://www.nj.com/education/2016/08/expelled_freshman_sues_rider_university_over_sexua.html http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/05/15/former-student-sues-vanderbilt-10-m-after-expulsion-sexual-assault/323062001/ Being expelled for sexual assault is a career and life ender in most cases. Another college won't accept you. And having to explain why you didn't finish school at job interviews? Ho boy. For something this serious, we should be basing our decisions on due process. Not on college boards.
  9. Actually that's part of the problem. If this was tried in a court with due process, I'd agree. But tried in an appointed kangaroo court of students or administrators with no burden of proof...... that's exactly why Devos is doing the right thing here.
  10. Don't be a fucking idiot. Wait. Too late.
  11. Isn't this major the guy who Trump made fun of? Because I've got to say, this mayor makes a lot of freakin sense. If you want to live in a place with true freedom, you will NEVER be able to eliminate acts of violence. Only the fearful are willing to give up that freedom for a false sense of security. I like him!
  12. I work for Ford - but only on a planet of pygmy dwarves would the Mustang actually have 4 seats that fit people. If I were buying one the first thing I'd do is remove the rear seats and replace them with a kickass sound system.
  13. I missed the prior bit. If you have the ability to measure in prior with the same measurer who is going to do the after inspection, then I'd be 100% for it.
  14. Nope. Then you're going to string up people for potentially honest and small errors that could have easily been fixed and measured in. Everyone makes mistakes now and then - for instance getting a lifeline stantion bent too far outboard during transport.
  15. Wow is this discussion went off the rails. The thing that Devos wants to change - and that I actually agree with, is the schools enforcing policies when no law has been broken. Many schools have created code-of-conduct tribunals and 'honor' courts where accusations like this are tried. They work with a completely different set of rules than US courts, and in the case of rape and sexual assault they don't abide by 'innocent until proven guilty'. As a result a lot of young adults indulging in drunk sex (which we at this website are probably all experts at in one way or another) end up being thrown out of school as rapists, but never are accused of an actual crime. That's a problem.