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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. The Zombie Fleet

    It always killed me to see a C&C 37+ (I think) in Shilshole marina that never moved and had moss and mold all over, rotting canvas everywhere, aptly named "Amnesia". Made me think the owner had planned it.
  2. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Catherine, Your storm is almost over. You've held fast. Now I wish you peace. Pete
  3. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Oh, we're mean, sneaky bastards alright....;-)
  4. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    MSG, Glad to hear your doin well through your surgical recovery. When you get a few minutes of downtime, you may want to do a Google search and read up on "TNM staging". It'll give you a better basis for asking questions about your tumor as well as understanding the answers. Should take you about 30 minutes. Or ask your boss, that'll likely cut it to 15. Keep on heeling. NS
  5. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Oh yeah, fluid.....Get (and keep on) moving. The more you move the more fluid will get pumped back into your bloodstream, the more your heart and kidneys will process, the faster you'll pee it away. But it takes time. Took me about 2 weeks post op to clear the same amount after my last surgery. I bet you can beat that though.... And when your sitting, put your feet up.
  6. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    MSG, Finding your strength.....look to Dan, your parents, and those around you for external sources of strength when you can't seem to find your own. Your own will return, but it might need a bit of coaching. In the meantime, those who love you will want nothing more than to give you what strength, encouragement, and help you need. The ostomy.....No one asked you. It's not fair. FUCK! It doesn't matter. It's there, and is necessary. Sitting to shit ain't that great a thing anyway (its just what you're used to). Adapt to it. Take ownership of it before it takes ownership of you (naming it is a little part of that). HOLD FAST NS
  7. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    MSG, Its 0347 here in the PNW and I just finished reading the thread and learning what you're going through. I'll preface the following with a short tale. No cancer in my case, but I still feel its appropriate to the situation. On Feb 23rd of this year, I had my gallbladder removed. 21 days later I woke up in the ICU, intubated, restrained, with a foley, a huge surgical hernia, on dialysis, and with an ileostomy. Since then, I have had the following opportunities(NOT an exhaustive list), 1) I've learned a great deal about the love I share with my wife. I've learned how strong a force my wife is, and I'm very lucky she's on my side. 2) I've learned how many truly great friends I really have. People who will, without a seconds thought, drop everything they are doing to GIVE their time and energy. 3) I've learned how to accept the help of my friends. 4) I learned to walk again, this time in competition with my friends 1 year old. 5) I've learned that EVERY second can be an opportunity. Do not waste them with self pity (not your style, just sayin') 6) I've learned that I have not only enjoyed the life I have lived, I am proud of it, and accordingly plan to continue living. After 49 days in the hospital, I got to go home, and set to healing and living. 6 months to the day from my initial surgery I returned for my repair. I got home from the hospital a week ago with my surgical hernia repaired and my ileostomy reversed. But since I can't do anything the easy way, my surgical site got infected and now I'm on big, badass, ridiculously expensive antibiotics and have a wound vac attached to my abdomen (I'm vacuum bagged!) Given this, I truly understand your incisional pain from your pelvic bone to your sternum. It sucks. It will get better, every day. The other thing I understand is what you are going through and will go through with your bag. When I woke up in the ICU and was told what happened, had I the strength to move an inch, I would have found a way to eviscerate my surgeon. Then it occurred to me that I could scream, piss, moan, bitch, and be as salty a motherfucker as ever walked the planet, but it wouldn't help me fight through back to health in the least. So I put my nature and instincts aside, and channeled a friend of mine who is the most easy going, zen person I know. With everything that came my way, I learned to take it in stride. I celebrate the good, but with an eye ever to ensuring the lows aren't too far a fall. You've heard it from the nurses I'm sure. You've read it here a hundred times from people who know. You are now in a marathon, not a sprint. And this is the marathon that matters. My zen approach kept me going for the months that followed, until I ended up in the ER because my ileostomy wafer/bag wouldn't stick, I went through a month's supplies in 6 hours and ran out, and had to go to the ER and wait through the night until the ostomy nurse got to work in the morning. This was a turning point. This was my wall. From here I had to get mad. Really, really, really mad. This gave me the strength to keep driving through, because as tired and frustrated as I was, I knew that I was stronger than this thing, and that I would win. (Put this in your quiver) You have to figure out what your approach is going to be, and what will work for you to beat this. You GET to CHOOSE how you are going to live. And remember, you only have to keep pushing through, one moment at a time. As to your bag, making it easy to accept and deal with will depend a lot on your relationship with your wound/ostomy nurse. Demand a relationship that is close and open, where they understand intimately what you are going through, because it will help them understand what you need. And name it. Mine was Salad Shooter (I wish I had come up with that on my own, but even that was gift from a great friend). MSG, you've got a lot of good people around you, and a lot of support. But if you have any questions about anything, PM me, anytime. I'll happily share whatever I can to help you out. I can't begin to understand your roe to hoe, but where ours overlap, I'll happily do what I can. HOLD FAST NS
  8. HB's 'new' boat thread

    HB, thanks again for posting your boat rehab project. I've been following along and am learning some cool stuff. Did you see this thread in Fix-It Anarchy? Ignore NM as always and its an interesting approach to your problem. NS
  9. Why the Hard-on for Hilary?

    I think you guys hit the nail on the head, but here's my addition. After the past 15 years of incredible secrecy and appearance of impropriety in so many areas of the executive branch, I think there is a real backlash against any candidate who hides or appears to hide who they really are. There is a history with Mrs. Clinton. She created a lot of animosity when she chaired the secretive/closed door Task Force on National Health Care Reform and fought litigation by arguing that the First Lady is in fact a government official, not a private citizen (AND WON! Remember that if you think a vote for one Clinton is not a vote for the other). Historically, her tactics are every bit as secretive as those of the current administration, and she fought as First Lady for more opaque governmental procedures. These things all add up in my mind to a person (I don't give a rat fuck if she's an innie or an outie) who I cannot trust. It kills me that there is such a short attention span/political memory in this country that almost half of the dems are urgently seeking to put her back in the White House despite the disastrous effects in the past 7 years of the lack of transparency of the executive branch, and lack of oversight and checks on the executive branch by courts or congress . Furthermore, her history does not portray someone who is either willing, or has the inclination to bring an end to the divisiveness that pervades the government at this time and will continue to perpetuate the lack of unity in congress resulting in the impotence to provide a serious check to the executive branch. So basically you said it. She's disingenuous. I don't trust her. She is another incarnation of all of the untrustworthy things that Cheney brought to the current administration. The level of hatred for her is born out of frustration that others do not apparently see these things or feel that in spite of them she is still a relevant candidate for the POTUS, not just POTDemParty. NS