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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. The medical/health insurance industry will be fighting hard for their part of the medical industry cash flow. And sadly the ACA incentivises the insurance companies to encourage the increase in the gross billings for healthcare. Totally fucked up. The ACA needs to go away and now that the Republicans are able to do that they're losing their nerve. Once more, America is getting the best government that money can buy.
  2. Trump's position on trade will never be realized in full or even in a substantial way. The big money interests that control congress are enriched by free trade. QED
  3. I disagree in my case, I've looked at the negatives with both candidates and compared their policies, which are often missing with Trump, and I tabulated them in a list. HC is no Trump! Trump's policies are not that obscure. He would cut taxes for himself and his rich friends, pay for the tax cuts by reducing medicare, the ACA, social security, and federal funding for education. He would eliminate the minimum wage. He would reduce regulations protecting the environment and consumers. While doing those things he would have the complete support of the Republican Congress. He will not build a wall, penalize companies that export jobs, or restrict free trade because Congress would not let him do any of that and he can't do it on his own. Trump will appoint SCOTUS judges that will inhibit women's freedom of choice to not reproduce.
  4. I'm shocked to hear so many women interviewed who still support Trump and say "boys will be boys". This article speaks to that: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/04/14/why-we-must-stop-saying-boys-will-be-boys/
  5. Clinton will be a steady hand at the helm. She has my vote.
  6. You're a sick man.
  7. Russia is welcome to Syria. Good riddance.
  8. Hedging their bets. Putin will decide who the POTUS is.
  9. Seriously. You have mental issues that need intervention. Get help . There you go!!! We were having a discussion, I have carefully outlined my reasoning and supported my presentation. Suddenly you have stopped responding to the content of the discussion and have lept into personal attack mode. This behavior is beneath you. Please go back, read my post and respond to its content . You need to practice being more concise Gov. We don't have time to read your lengthy expositories in their entirety.
  10. NGS looks to be a prohibitive favorite going forward.
  11. Why would you not want to give police officers the benefit of the doubt? Because they are agents of the government. You, of all people here, should appreciate that. True enough. That's why God gave us the second amendment -- so we could have guns to water the tree of liberty with.
  12. What does this all mean Nanny?
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  14. I'd like to do some penetration testing.
  15. #SunniKillingShia