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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. FP Lawyer up bro

    Yeah, yeah, yeah... I acknowledged the Hindu/Buddhism connection in post 22. You must have missed it. The Nazis Brought their unique version displayed at 45 degrees fame and worldwide acclaim by using it to affirm racism, slaughter, hate and more ugly human traits. I find it offensive. If this were a discussion of the various religions that use a SIMILAR design it might be appropriate to show them. I find the display of that symbol offensive. It's pointless to show it here as a personal avatar unless you find it attractive or need to provoke other posters on the site. Apparently Port Phil does use it to offend as explained in his reply above. Nothing I've said here in any way disrespects the Hindu religion or any other religion. Nice misdirection ploy. You both seem to be channeling tRump. If being PC means not deliberately offending people with hateful symbols and comments I'm all in. Port Phil... Not bullying in the least, but I am stating my point of view as you are. My backyard is quite clean art the moment. Nothing going on out there except about a dozen squirrels running along the fence and up and down the branches of the trees. Quite entertaining. You should come join them, you'd fit right in.
  2. FP Lawyer up bro

    Oh...Right. Have gas lately...results in the occasional brain fart. Edit: Too late to edit the earlier post.
  3. FP Lawyer up bro

    You still chose to display a photo with a swastika clearly displayed. You must know that's offensive to most people. I've spent 15 minutes or so looking for photos of early 20th century 18 foot skiff photos. I was surprised at the quantity and quality. None I found featured your photo with swastika. I suppose that would require a more determined search... As to the photos above; interesting to those who are curious about historically correct WW2 planes. You need to go looking for them either on the internet or visit one of the museums that house them. My backyard is fine as it is. Freedom of speech allows even the most offensive dolts to express themselves. At least when they do you know exactly who you're dealing with... Freedom of speech also allows me to express my opinions. I find your deliberate display of a swastika offensive. The fact that it's on a skiff from 1909 doesn't make the posting of the symbol any less offensive. It seems to be deliberate, as there are several other Skiff photos available for fans to post easily. I believe you fall in the category of "Deliberately Offensive Dolt" based on this string of comments and your other posts throughout the forum. This thread drift is unfortunate and I apologize to those distracted by my tirade. Definitely SA material, but I never visit that particular swamp.
  4. FP Lawyer up bro

    I suppose it depends on what you consider a Hindu symbol. This: or this: This is a swastika of the former Third Reich: As displayed on your profile photo. I suppose it depends on which side of the sail you are observing. It doesn't really matter whether the photo was taken in 1909, it's still bizarre that you would choose to feature a photo with that symbol as your profile photo. I'm certain there are other historical sailing photos without a swastika. What is the significance of that particular photo? What sailing class does that sail logo represent? As to your dig about the people in the US using the swastika...sure we have some nazi and wannabe nazi asshats here. the problem isn't exclusive to this country, it seems to be worldwide. You probably have a few in your neighborhood as well.
  5. FP Lawyer up bro

    Port Phillip Sailor Is that a swastika on your Profile photo?! WTF?
  6. Best Race Committee Boats

    That makes sense... Edit: After looking at the photo again I'd probably find a way to stick the handheld gizmo into the Burgie post on the bow so I could sit on my ass behind it. I'd enjoy either a cup of coffee or beer depending on time of day.... Yes, I am lazy.
  7. Best Race Committee Boats

    Nice looking boat.. I'm wondering why the guy standing forward with the hand held telltale doesn't look at the Windex mounted much higher above the RC Flag?
  8. Our racers don't drink enough

    RYC costs a whole lot more than that...
  9. 61.1 Informing the Protestee

    Wow Gov. If you actually did that, it's pretty chickenshit. I suppose I can expect the same treatment...
  10. 61.1 Informing the Protestee

    I might point out Lawyers often manipulate laws to prevent justice. Winning one for their client seems to overrule the quest for justice more often in our current society... We can all think of examples I'm sure. This attitude seems to have infected most aspects of our culture form business to sports, including sailing. It all about appearing to win. Important not to be caught though... If you can cheat bully and "win" without getting caught you get to retain your illusion of honor and prestige. Weinstein, Trump, B.Bonds, and the obnoxious sailing bully in you local fleet are all examples of some that are sometimes caught.
  11. 61.1 Informing the Protestee

    My my! You certainly are a pompous ass. YUUUUge ego too!
  12. 61.1 Informing the Protestee

    Perhaps in the future we should all yell something like "FREE BEER HERE..." Then when the offending boat's crew and skipper turn to look, wave the flag and yell "protest". Or just throw the beer at them.
  13. Does your dinghy have a name?

    An Assignment
  14. Be aware! Virtual Regatta uses censorship

    You were talking about the variety of lemon, right?
  15. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Yeah. There was an article in Latitude 38 about her repairing the propeller shaft tube in a primitive location. One of the Cal 40 flaws. Very difficult and expensive repair in a well equipped yard. She managed to get it done. I'll try to find the article... I found this one. An adventure I forgot she had: Liz Clark Breaks Her Neck October 29, 2012 – San Diego Imagine an Olympic downhill ski racer falling down and breaking a leg on a bunny hill. That's probably how Liz Clark of the Santa Barbara-based Cal 40 Swell, who has been cruising French Polynesia for years now, feels right now. As many of you know, she was a champion surfer when attending UCSB, and has surfed some of the most dangerous tubes in French Polynesia. Yet it was while body surfing in small surf off Torrey Pines (San Diego) on October 8 that she broke her neck! You might have expected a neck injury when she was surfing big waves over the reefs in French Polynesia, not when body surfing little waves at Torrey Pines. Photo Courtesy Liz Clark © 2018 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Here's how it went down: "The tide was dropping, and one particular sandbar beckoned. With half an hour to kill and a bladder full of tea, a swim seemed in order. So without another thought, I was zipping up my Patagonia R1 spring suit and hopping down the rocks, one fin in hand. I limped across the short strip of sand and collapsed into my beloved ocean at knee deep. Ahhhh! "My second wave looked like a beauty. It approached from the north, standing up as I kicked into it. But as I plunged down the two-ft face, an odd warble cropped up, tossing me head over heels. Totally unexpectedly, my head hit the sand. My body was angled such that all its weight and momentum fell upon the forward part of my head, snapping it backwards in the process. “No way,” I thought. I came to the surface. 'Okay. I’m conscious.' Check. 'I can move my arms and legs.' Check. 'I’m okay. I’m okay.' Liz wasn't really okay. Unable to get help because her cell phone was out of minutes, she drove herself the three miles to her sister's house, her neck feeling "unstable and weak," where she lay down in pain. She called a friend who is an ER nurse, who rushed the health insurance-less Liz to Sharp Hospital. That's no hairline fracture. Photo Courtesy Liz Clark © 2018 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The results from the CAT scan showed no break, so Liz and her nurse friend were ecstatic. But Dr. Healy, double-checking the image, rushed in to say, "Don't move that neck brace!" He'd found that Liz had indeed fractured her neck at the C3. Liz has been taking the injury with gratitude that she didn't damage her spinal cord, positive thoughts, and humor. Indeed, she's seemingly become obssessed with how ridiculous her hair looks from having to lie down all the time, posting photo after photo. Our favorite is a side-by-side comparison of her and Dog the Bounty Hunter. When you can laugh at yourself, you've got a whole lot going for you. Liz, who describes her current occupation as 'Ceiling Inspector', shows off her hospital hair. Photo Courtesy Liz Clark © 2018 Latitude 38 Media, LLC Dog and Liz. Was their hair separated at birth? Photo Courtesy Liz Clark Home © 2018 Latitude 38 Media, LLC By the way, we'd hoped to post Liz's favorite cruising recipes in the November issue of Latitude, but that will have to wait until the December issue because of space considerations. - latitude / richard