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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. #3 will be unlikely to have 30% if the R's do it, they are the ones who control the process, and they can't do it without Faux Nuz. Faux can knock that zero off the end of that number faster than you can say Sean Hannity.
  2. Right at the end they had the scene at the owner of Grey Matter's house...so they know their game. Maybe just couldn't figure a way to wrap it up without it getting real real dark. I think the place to have ended it was with Hank on the pot myself. Anywho...and old skool comedy gem many haven't seen.
  3. Black comedy....but still priceless comedy. Breaking bad bathtub scene.
  4. Yeah...not that her doing this would surprise. Her history of bone-headedness is well doc-ed.
  5. They did a heck if a job. The only flaw was the angle the Pope's hand was dangling at. The real pope had his palm more fore and aft but the fake and it twisted a bit more so the back of his hand was exposed. I was wondering too for awhile there.
  6. Unlikely. They were already as dependent as all fuck on Russian airpower. Jeff must agree for that statement to have much weight, but to the best of my knowledge the Syrian AF has already been reduced to diddly status. A massive pile of grounded antiquated junk being stripped to keep a few pieces of antiquated junk in the air. The Russians are our frienemies. Allies in war, enemies in peace.
  7. I think you have the wrong take-away from this myself. IMO agreeing to a war against ISIS three years after the fact doesn't put the power "back in the hands of Congress". It's only window dressing. Also the power to wage war must remain in the hands of the Executive branch. Congress is fundamentally not suited to the task, and that certainty was known and incorporated into our Constitution. Congress has the power to declare war, not wage it. It's one of those jobs which can not be done by a large committee. On the subject of that war, the Syrians and the Russians may have made a great breakthrough this week. https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-26-2017-syrian-army-liberated-5000km2-isis/ A lot of truly great military minds were questioning the strategy of the Russians and Syrians to scattering out their forces, believing that is a great way to be beaten in detail. Particularly the seemingly random incursions along that major road. Now the Russian grand strategy is apparent. This is a formation which invites raiders such as Lawrence used against the Turks in WW1. Indeed, the Syrian Army in that area suffered much from those over the past two years, but the payoff came. ISIL was finally tempted into unleash their remaining armor in an attempt to overwhelm the incursions all at once. The Russian airforce pounced so quickly and hard they wiped the entire column out. A gambit that seems to have been planned with that goal in mind and they were willing to look stupid for two years to do it. Not that I think your meaning of the word is the same as mind, Steam, but anyone who thinks our Congress can "wage" war doesn't know dick about war.
  8. The Hillary clone in middle of the back row appears to be enjoying herself though.
  9. That's some funny shit. Where did you find that?? On the OP, grounds for wedgie-retaliation right there. That guy let a chance of a life-time, a chance for a place in history, slip away. The lesson here is always be prepared people. Always!
  10. Yes. It didn't cause "serious bodily injury", most likely, and even if it did it can be deemed misdemeanor assault in many states, including California. The prosecutor has the option of making it that or a felony...depending on his feeling about the incident. Case in point, you punch someone on the nose and he drops, ya got misdemeanor battery right there for sure. Whether or not the DA has the option of charging you with a felony battery depends on whether or not he has "serious bodily injury", which can be broken bones, extensive suturing, and/or loss of consciousness. Talking California here...but many states use the same rough template, or so I've been told.
  11. He may like that stuff but it appears Project Желтое пятно* may backfire on him, and backfire bigly. *Translation: I doubt anyone on Team Trump is feeling real real great at the moment.
  12. Everybody is trolling The Donald these days. I find it disturbing he waited for somebody to take away The Donald's IPhone before weighing in, which appears to have been a feature of the Donald's lawyerin' up this week. Unfair!
  13. One wonders...
  14. There may be a few accounts labeling Tom Jefferson as a misogynistic prick but they are most definitely overwhelmed by the preponderance of available research. "Most" is clearly not incorrect. If you really do think most label him so you need to read some more. The recent attempts to sort out the history of the Hemmings family might be a good place to start, but not a heck of a lot of things I've seen make the statement you have so I am curious where you got that. There's a heck of a lot written about that so there is no need to invent new history on the topic an unwise to attempt to do so.