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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. Too dramatic? Or you just don't like Pink Floyd?
  2. Outside of Santa Barbara Island was breezy maybe not the 35-45kts the NWS posted but......8-10 foot seas at 8 seconds....Did it doublehanded though, no rail meat.
  3. Just picked up some Bang and Olufson H8 noise cancelling blue tooth headphones.....in a word: Stunning. Might be the best sound quality phones I have ever had, plus super convenient wireless and noise cancelling. I have become that irritating guy wandering around the airport with his headphones on.... They are a bit spendy......
  4. Jeanneau Sunfast 3200......get one with all the "proper things" and sails, up your purchase price a bit.....
  5. +1 on Garmin. Whatever else you can knock it on.....it works. My GoPRo required constant restarts because of freezing. It was on the boat, only seen when sailing. By the time it finally bricked itself completely? Warranty gone.......Absolute shite I link the VIRB to my Garmin watch and mount it on the boat and start remotely. Use the integrated GPS for occasional velocity overlays......but haven't linked it to my B&G Happy with the editing software....pretty basic, but it works consistently and advertised.
  6. I don't know if any "official" r2's are here.....but you can do an aftermarket mod if you want.
  7. you can have any two of the three........
  8. I am more than happy to look at any outcome studies other than cancer that are any good........but they are really hard to find. But your unproven assertion that we are "dead last in developed countries" on ANY actual medical problem (as opposed to lifestyle) isn't true, no matter how often you repeat it.
  9. Infant mortality is lifestyle/genetics-driven? How so? https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/infantmortality.htm Smoking,drinking, street drugs,diet and exercise all have a much bigger contribution to that mortality number than the quality of medical care. You aren't measuring medical intervention with infant mortality as much as moms personal decision making
  10. again, if it were true that everyone didn't have access to care the cancer death rate would be worse right? I mean, people are dying in the streets here! A little critical thinking debunks that myth immediately. But hey, if you believe Cuba does better healthcare than the US, anything is possible. And we don't do "reasonably well" we are the best in every important category. Infant mortality, life expectency and chronic disease is much more lifestyle/genetics driven, which is why it is BS to look at them. Of course comparing a tiny country (Canada) or an ethnicall/economically homogenous country to the US is also biased against the US....which means we likely do even BETTER than the numbers suggest.
  11. Cancer simply has the best data and endpoints. If you are young and healthy, much better to get the flu in Canada.....you get free (to you)motrin and a visit to the GP Yes, couple of vested interests, one being I live in the States. However I am in the medical field and travel and speak all over the world so I am familiar with the systems and both the end users and the doctors. There is no doubt good medical care/doctors elsewhere ,sometimes their experts are better than the US. But on the whole, the US medical care is the best in the world....partly because we pay throught the nose for it. My favorite scientific paper was Canadian though. It looks out at outcomes of a certain type of benign brain tumor. They took people that they recommended surgery and then followed them for years....until they could actually HAVE surgery under the Canadian system. Great science (intent to treat study), pretty poor healthcare at least from the perspective of the patient whose own surgeon said take out the tumor but couldn't put them on the books for years! I see many Canadians down here in the States to get their care in a timely fashion, that certainly has to suggest a level of dissatisfaction with the care they are receiving at home...... And minor science point: Look at the Cuban error bar compared to the US, it is entirely possibly (likely) that Cuba just doesn't stack up. Lancet, BTW, is notoriously political as well as far as medical journals go....... YMMV
  12. yup, believe me I am NOT of the belief that we have the best health insurance system in the world.....not by a long shot. Obamacare made it demonstrably worse, but it certainly wasn't great to start with. Simply agreeing in point with the great Maggie Thatcher (paraphrased): "The American health insurance industry is horrible, it is simply better (outcomes, in general) than all the rest......" And yes, there is a metric-ton of wiggle-room about whether we have the best outcomes!
  13. yeah, different topic........Look, over there! Squirrel! LOL
  14. Thats true, and even more ironic that the US does better than countries that have supposedly "free" and available healthcare right?
  15. https://b-i.forbesimg.com/theapothecary/files/2013/11/CONCORD-table12.jpg Here is one, there are many others with similar results for various types of cancers. The study you quoted used some "proprietary" new type of analysis invented by a university. Have no idea whether it is better as they state...... Just google "5 year cancer survival rates" by country....then let me know how I do in the support department. Oh, and be sure to show this to your wife.....