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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Well done and without a great deal of twisting of facts to make a captivating tale. BTW, J. Edgar Hoover was an A-Hole of the first order.
  2. Contemplating Overnite Vitreol For Every Fabulous Event
  3. Spicer shares his boss's affliction. He has no filter for his internal monologue. Whatever pops into his noggin, comes out immediately. And this guy is the "spokesperson" for the United States of America. God help us.
  4. Bottom line: his wife of 50 years found out about his concubine. He was also keeping her at government ( my taxes) expense, flying her around in the state plane, and fucking her in the statehouse. He's also (was) a deacon in the Baptist church. The hypocrite still believes he is on the up-and-up with Jesus. There should be a public flogging.
  5. 1. The climate is changing. Simply check the historical records for your location over the last 100 years ( a mere millisecond in geological time scale). 2. Natural events as well as human impact are the causes. 3. Human population on the planet rises exponentially and is approaching a "tipping point" which may become unsustainable. ( re: Thomas Malthus) 4. We humans, all of us, like to be warm in winter, have nice stuff, travel freely in trains, planes, and automobiles, all of which demands fossil fuels using current technology. 5. It's hopeless 6. The planet (and we) are f****ed .
  6. If our nation survives for another hundred years, the angst of our slave-holding past may be tempered by the rise of bi-racial marriages. Just a casual observation, but I've noticed an increase in the number of caramel (very beautiful) hybrid children walking about. We may eventually become a homogeneous society reaping the dual benefits of clean consciences and hybrid vigor.
  7. From fara.gov: "The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) was enacted in 1938. FARA is a disclosure statute that requires persons acting as agents of foreign principals in a political or quasi-political capacity to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal, as well as activities, receipts and disbursements in support of those activities. Disclosure of the required information facilitates evaluation by the government and the American people of the statements and activities of such persons in light of their function as foreign agents. The FARA Registration Unit of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) in the National Security Division (NSD) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Act."
  8. JBSF, Your observations are pretty much "spot on". Our only saving grace which may prevent the collapse of our government, society, and civilization as we know it, is the the bureaucracy which grinds out the day-to-day workings of government. Our government is giant juggernaut, staffed by millions of minions, many of whom are hard-working, thoughtful, patriotic citizens. A few knuckle-draggers will not shut down the system, even those who are in charge. Aircraft will land on the proper runways, the social security checks will be mailed, tax refunds will be deposited, criminals will be prosecuted, fires will be put out, friendly foreign governments will not shut down their embassies, and drones will continue to kill an occasional extremist in the desert. Then again, I could be wrong.
  9. My Dad raised me to hunt. His weapon was a single-barreled 12 Gauge. "If it takes more than one round to kill your prey, you don't belong in the woods." He carried an extra shell in his pocket to finish it off. I still use that shotgun.
  10. As a young Marine I saw one of these on the runway of Kadena AFB in 1969. WTF !! was all I could think.
  11. We now have a society which mirrors 18th century Europe, in which the aristocracy exercised absolute control over the rabble. A cursory examination of history will reveal that the revolutions which followed did not bode well for the aristocracy. The revolutions on France and Russia immediately come to mind, but I'm sure there were less notable and equally bloody examples. Those of us who now constitute the rabble, who work, scrimp, do not smoke crack, are not on welfare, and are law-abiding in every respect, simply want a level playing field. I sent Bernie $100. I may send him another.
  12. I only watch MSNBC for Rachael Maddow. She's my favorite lesbian. I want to see her vs. Ann Coulter in a nude mud-wrestling match.
  13. I am 68 years old. I am whiter-than-white. I was a US Marine in Vietnam. I own more guns than I can count. I live in the reddest of the red states - Alabama. But I have a brain. Fox News panders to the paranoid the mentally unstable, and xenophobic moron. Please do not paint with such a broad stroke.
  14. There once was a corporate person, It has no feet or no head, It owns it's own senate, representatives, judges, Fuck with it, and you're better off dead.