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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. Wtf is wrong with your President. His handshakes and his complete lack of decorum among allies is amazing.
  2. I made a bet with the family at Xmas he would either be impeached or have a heart attack in year three. My dad gave him 18 months before health was an serious issue.
  3. Idk about what melges 24 you've been inside, but bulkheads are glass with gelcoat.
  4. Boom padding won't do shit. The boom mass moving at velocity is what does the damage. 3/4" foam might keep you from getting a laceration, but it won't stop a concussion.
  5. The contraption on port side of post is called the hyfield(sic) lever. It is used to tension the jib forestay. The halyard is attached to the forestay, so it's not really a halyard. The jib is attached to top of forestay and there is a Cunningham at the tack. The main halyard is run through the Furrell on the starboard side and thru the cam cleat on the post. Typically there is 4:1 purchase that is used to pretension the main halyard.
  6. I wouldn't give her that much credit. But I'm sure it would make them think. It's a diversionary tactic until he gets enough support from the house to renegotiate. Trade wars between Canada and US would be very detrimental to both nations. Loss of jobs on both sides of border and add to that the rising costs of tariffs and duties makes a grim economic future.
  7. The softwood lumber dispute has gone before WTO and NAFTA trade panels twice before. Both times the Canadians won their case and the money had to be partially refunded. This one will be similar.
  8. In order for something to look good as a finished product, everything hidden needs to look good to. However a lousy painter can make any great job look like shit.
  9. Another interesting note. This duty only applies to lumber, not raw log exports. So this is all about extraction resources to feed the US lumber mills which are inefficient. Saving a few jobs at the cost of your neighbour. Canada will fight the duty and probably win, again. But we will capitulate and not demand our money back, again. So this is just a temporary SNAFU.
  10. Most of the Canadian softwood imports are from Quebec and British Columbia. Logging is a seasonal sport in those necks of the woods. They go like crazy in the summer and slow down in winter because many of the logging roads are impassable. So mills have too much raw material in summer and not enough in winter. It's pretty tough to "fake" winter in Canada. British Columbia has lost over 30,000 forestry jobs in the last 15 years. With over 100 mill closures. Most of that due to automation. Our mills know the American duty game comes up every decade, so they upgraded many mills to produce lumber more cost effectively. This also had evened out your pricing. It also protects the mills against Bullshit trade disputes.
  11. This is a long standing lumber dispute. The duty will hurt the American home building industry the most. As done in the past, canadain lumber companies will operate on a smaller margin, so they will increase production and "dump" lumber into the states. The duty will be brought in front of the WTO and it will be illegal, this is the third time the US has tried this and failed. The lumber barrons in the US think that's it's unfair the government owns the land, and we lease out the lumber rights. The Barron's accuse Canada of subsidizing but there is no proof that lease payments are not fair market value.
  12. Use your bum arm to hold cup steady while you pour the crew some rum.
  13. Now we're talking. I like that idea Keith
  14. If Mr Sessions doesn't want the Hawaiian Islands I know of a country that will gladly let them join. Hell, half is Canadian on any given winter weekend. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/329763-sessions-amazed-judge-sitting-on-an-island-in-the-pacific-can-stop
  15. +1. Reminded me to give him a call.