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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. Spare me...You do not recall my objection to Scooter Libby's conviction, you invented it. You did the same thing then as you are doing now and have been doing for years, deliberately misconstruing what others say and impugning their character, You're a dick, but I'll give you this, your good at. In my opinion equating other people to the racist bigots in Blazing Saddled was genius.
  2. What I said "Trump's risk now is that he be held to have obstructed an investigation into a crime that in all likelihood never occurred". What Sol said about what I said. "Dog doesn't want you to think that there can be an obstruction case without an underlying crime". He's asserting that I meant the opposite of what I said. He's either an idiot or a dick. I'm going with dick.
  3. No...That's not what makes him a dick. And he didn't contradict me. Go read what I wrote and then what he said about it.
  4. Sol is just being a dick again.
  5. I assume the claim you're inquiring about is that Democrats are starting to give up on the collusion charge. As to your other point, I agree, he needs to learn when to shut up. He's his own worst enemy. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/05/24/another-democratic-senator-says-theres-not-enough-evidence-to-point-to-russian-collusion-n2331127
  6. That's the irony here, the collusion clamor has largely settled down as none of the investigations appear to have produced anything. Even Democrats are saying it's time to drop the Russian collusion thing. So Trump's risk now is that he be held to have obstructed an investigation into a crime that in all likelihood never occurred.
  7. I'll really sit up when I see the people who tell us it's a serious threat start behaving like it's a serious threat and when the solutions offered by them would actually do something about it.
  8. The degree to which you invest in mitigation against a potential threat depends on your perception of the risk. That's true whether you are conservative or liberal.
  9. Not to mention that burning fossil fuels produces toxic gasses, CO2 however is not one of them.
  10. You posted a series of graphs indicating that the planet has warmed in recent years. I don't think anyone refutes that.
  11. Dude...Republicans don't hate government, they are the government. But you're right in that science is not about belief but tell that to the believers.
  12. The models are wrong and the article I linked to above demonstrates that even alarmist heavy hitters like Michael Mann are acknowledging the fact. Observations now fall completely outside the 95% confidence cone of the early models. Newer models look a bit better but don't have much of a predictive record and assume a lower warming effect for CO2. The case for skepticism (which is fundamental to the scientific method) gets stronger by the day. Alarmists once predicted the demise of arctic ice, winters without snow, polar bear extinctions, more hurricanes...on and on. Were skeptic wrong to be skeptical of those predictions? Anyway....It's not like you can choose to believe if you're skeptical.
  13. Andersen Cooper clears it all up for us. http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/06/19/keeping-them-honest-trump-under-investgation-ac.cnn
  14. Careful WD...He may show you no mercy either.
  15. Oh no...You're going to show me no mercy. I'm quaking in my boots here...fuck off dick.