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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. A short preamble to set the stage. When the 1st generation Ridgeline hit the market a group of reviewers decided to drive one into Death Valley and traverse a washboard road deep into the desert. They ended up trashing the rear shocks. It was all over the truck review news and was the last straw if not the genesis of not a real truck. As we know , real trucks love the rough stuff. So 2017 and the new Ridgeline enters the world. Only natural the same team of reviewers would want to repeat the test that garnered them so much attention the last time. They set out to make the same run. They were accompanied by a new Heavy Duty Titan and a top of the line new Tacoma TRD (Toyota's heavy duty off road package). These two trucks were support vehicles only, for photography and safety. They were never intended to be part of the story. A broken Honda was the expected result. Now you can watch the videos. When I said hilarious I should qualify that it might not be if you are a titan or taco fan boy. part 2
  2. Get back here and defend your man Trump. Where did you go coward?

  3. is Trump an anti-semitic enabler ?

    Does the Porter lie?
  4. Last Laugh or better yet Lasting Laugh

    You heard it here first. After Neil Gorsuch is seated there is a strong possibility that the case will be made to expand the Supreme Court. This is done by simple majority vote in the house.
  5. 8-25-18-113+1 Only 8 Rep senate seats in play (all safe) with 25 Dem seats in play (6-7 lean Rep plus 2-3 tossups) in 2018 113 Federal judgeship are currently unfilled and more will come open during the next 4 years 1 Supreme court seat open and at least 1 more is likely in the 4-8 years. A generational Last(ing) Laugh. Update: as of Feb 14th 2017 the number has increased to 118 federal judgeship's www.uscourts.gov/judges-judgeships/judicial-vacancies/current-judicial-vacancies Total judgeship's authorized 9 Supreme 12 Fed court of appeals 167 Fed Regional courts of appeal 663 District courts (+10Temp) 4 Territorial courts 9 International trade court 16 Court of Federal claims 890 Judges 118/663 * 100 = 18% of all the District courts. The 2015 Judicial Conference Judgeship recommended an increase of 5 Court of Appeals Judges and 77 District court judges. If Liberals decide to litigate every deportation as the Mexican Government and Soros have indicated, they will open the door for Republicans to legislate a much larger increase in federal judgeship's. Soros might want to look up the law of unintended consequences.
  6. Still don't believe it.

    You may think it's silly & wrong to mock silly & wrong beliefs. I don't. You're in PA, it's going to happen. And I mock far more than Mormon beliefs. You just picked up on one occasion and ignored the fact I have mocked Christianity & Scientology. Oh look, Jack's recovered from his butt-hurt and wants to play. Let me summarise for you: PM's are considered "Private Messages" in the vast majority of cases and definitely here. I don't change my principles just because you give me "permission" to do so - private messages remain private. You've already proven incapable of honesty regarding private messages, Happy. We all know your prior socks. Pretending your Mormon faith was a secret is not convincing anyone. However, I am 100% willing to accept your word should you wish to deny said beliefs. Do you reject both the scriptural basis in the Book of Mormon, not to mention the declarations of multiple latter day prophets & apostles, regarding the Lamanites being the early Native Americans? In other words you know you lied about me sharing my religious affiliation with you. While I don't need your permission, especially since you lied. The question is still on the table. Will you permit me to post our conversation? Or you can simply admit you lied and apologize.
  7. Still don't believe it.

    Since you acknowledge that anyone that uses a preface like that IS indeed looking for private conversation, therefore anyone responding to it should also be able to assume privacy, no? So how do you justify using excerpts from THIS conversation, which YOU started with the subject "I decided this should be private". I would like to understand how you rationalize sharing parts of that conversation which you explicitly requested be private and I participated in under that assumption. thought-it-was-private.jpg Would have stayed that way if you had not lied.
  8. Still don't believe it.

    I could care less about his "true beliefs." I think it's silly and wrong to ridicule any kind of faith. If you want to critique the actions of a religion from Scientology to Baptist, that's something else. Actions mean something, they effect others. But beliefs ... we all have ridiculous beliefs, including those who eschew religion. If you ridicule Mormon belief, then why stop there? Ridicule Muslim belief, and Cherokee belief, Koorie belief too, and ridicule the beliefs of String Theorists while you're at it. Bent and BJ for that matter have my permission, although they don't require it, to post any part of any conversation we have had in this forum, any other forum of via PM. PM after all means Personal Messenger not Private Messenger. If anyone writes to me, phones me or communicates with me and they do not preface it with something along the line "Can I tell you something in confidence?", they should not expect that is is confidential. Especially if they subsequently lie about the PM in public. Additionally, if the communication is any of the following; hostile, angry, threatening, contractual or unsolicited. In most of those cases even a request for confidence can be ignored. I live by one rule and is serves well in the digital age. "Assume nothing is private" PS: you might ask Bent to post where I disclosed to him my personal religious belief or affiliation on here, in private or elsewhere. Hint: He won't be able to do it so brace for some lame excuse about honorable people don't post PM even when I grant him permission to do so. Hey, here is an idea. Hey Bent do I have your permission to post our entire PM? That block of ice you were sitting on finally melt? As usual, you are picking nits to try and justify your egregious behavior. That you view any and all communication as public is sad, but as I expressed in our communications years ago I had reasons to suspect your integrity in this matter. PM = "Private Message" in almost every context I've seen it. The whole point is that a "Public" message here, or on any other forum, or on Facebook, is a regular message. A PM here at SA is culturally considered private. You can certainly flaunt that convention, but we will think less of you for it. If that is actually possible, I mean, to think less of you. http://www.internetslang.com/PM-meaning-definition.asp http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/pm How about this context asswipe. But your complaint is Bullshit anyway. Any pretense to private was lost when you lied about me in public and the PM proved it.
  9. Still don't believe it.

    I could care less about his "true beliefs." I think it's silly and wrong to ridicule any kind of faith. If you want to critique the actions of a religion from Scientology to Baptist, that's something else. Actions mean something, they effect others. But beliefs ... we all have ridiculous beliefs, including those who eschew religion. If you ridicule Mormon belief, then why stop there? Ridicule Muslim belief, and Cherokee belief, Koorie belief too, and ridicule the beliefs of String Theorists while you're at it. Bent and BJ for that matter have my permission, although they don't require it, to post any part of any conversation we have had in this forum, any other forum of via PM. PM after all means Personal Messenger not Private Messenger. If anyone writes to me, phones me or communicates with me and they do not preface it with something along the line "Can I tell you something in confidence?", they should not expect that is is confidential. Especially if they subsequently lie about the PM in public. Additionally, if the communication is any of the following; hostile, angry, threatening, contractual or unsolicited. In most of those cases even a request for confidence can be ignored. I live by one rule and is serves well in the digital age. "Assume nothing is private" PS: you might ask Bent to post where I disclosed to him my personal religious belief or affiliation on here, in private or elsewhere. Hint: He won't be able to do it so brace for some lame excuse about honorable people don't post PM even when I grant him permission to do so. Hey, here is an idea. Hey Bent do I have your permission to post our entire PM?
  10. Gorsuch Grabs The Brass Ring

    A Seat on the Supreme court that comes open during a presidential campaign is a worthy issue for the campaign, It is a perfect expression of Democratic freedom to place the issue in the electorate' s hands.
  11. Submitted without comment.

    There is a person behind Bus Driver. There is a person behind Happy Jack, Yeah, but I'm not continually trying to prove myself on an anonymous Internet forum. That is your choice.
  12. Submitted without comment.

    There is a person behind Bus Driver. There is a person behind Happy Jack,
  13. Submitted without comment.

    Good advice you should have taken it. Note: When reading the following the MEMBER permissions group mentioned below differs from the MEMBERS group in that the MEMBER group lacks editing privileges. Yesterday you posted the following Post 78 As the guy that handled that report and set up the special "Member" permissions group for you Jack, I can safely tell the community this is an unmitigated lie. Post 89 I've been moderating this place for fifteen years. I know exactly where the bodies are buried, and what put them there. And I know why certain policies came to be put in place, because I was involved in the discussions that led to their implementation. Personally, I have identified and permanently banned at least three (3) prior accounts of yours for egregious violations of the Terms of Service of this site You told a different story(lie) in PMs to me back in 2011 PM from BJ May 27 / 2011 6:25 AM Your not being able to edit "when you created him" doesn't pass the smell test, it's not logical. .... A more likely scenario? You create Happy Jack, all is normal. Someone makes you as returned banned poster and management figures it's easier to just try and keep you a little reined in than begin the whole ban & dodge routine all over again. That seems way more logical. PM from BJ May 27 2011 1:46 PM Whether posters sent you harassing PM's is immaterial. Abhorrent and inappropriate, true, but immaterial to you returning to SA repeated pretending to be somebody else (though it probably should have been reported to SA because they do tend to respond to real world crossovers when they are aware of them). That Dawg suffers you at all is a wonder given how much hassle you've given them by returning repeatedly after being banned - in explicit violation of the terms of service of the web site. That the management might wish to curb your capacity for mayhem rather than trying to keep tracking down and stamping out user ID's and sock puppets is understandable. BTW your lack of Edit story doesn't pass the sniff test because you claim you couldn't edit from the creation of the Happy Jack username which makes no sense unless SA somehow detected who you were the moment you hit "Submit" to create the new account. The version of events that DOES pass the sniff test is that you join as Happy Jack with a perfectly normal account, then someone in management figures out (or more likely is tipped off) some short while later that you probably are Nailing Malarkey returned once again from Banland and decides to box you in rather than have to deal with another sock puppet/zombie user out break. That seems more...plausible...than what you present. ... I wouldn't want the job of trying to sort out the sock puppets and spammers in this place. So yesterday you claim clear and unambiguous first hand and knowledge of when and how I lost my editing privileges even claiming you set up the group I was put in just for me. But, in 2011 when I approached you for clarification the best you came up with are "Plausible" and "Logical" guesses who did it, when they did it, why they did it and how. You even said back them "I wouldn't want the job of trying to sort out the sock puppets and spammers in this place." only to change your story yesterday that you were personally responsible for identifying supposed NM aliases and banning them.. From twice guessing and speculating it was "someone" to claiming you did it From not wanting the job of policing socks to claiming you personally tracked and banned NM and who you claim were his socks. Don't worry Porter your sycophants will cover for you, toss out a few bigoted religious attacks and insult my wife as you recently did. You'll continue here but now everyone has poof what a loser and liar you really are. Unlike you and the others I include the evidence when I make a charge. You should try this. Oh, boy. Jack is not posting messages in public, is he? If I am not mistaken, that function is labeled "Personal Messenger". Do the gloves come off, now? Don't care. You already know how I feel about someone lying about me. For a guy who doesn't care, you sure do spend a lot of time and energy arguing and defending some sort of "honor" on an anonymous internet forum. I always defend my honor.
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    Good advice you should have taken it. Note: When reading the following the MEMBER permissions group mentioned below differs from the MEMBERS group in that the MEMBER group lacks editing privileges. Yesterday you posted the following Post 78 As the guy that handled that report and set up the special "Member" permissions group for you Jack, I can safely tell the community this is an unmitigated lie. Post 89 I've been moderating this place for fifteen years. I know exactly where the bodies are buried, and what put them there. And I know why certain policies came to be put in place, because I was involved in the discussions that led to their implementation. Personally, I have identified and permanently banned at least three (3) prior accounts of yours for egregious violations of the Terms of Service of this site You told a different story(lie) in PMs to me back in 2011 PM from BJ May 27 / 2011 6:25 AM Your not being able to edit "when you created him" doesn't pass the smell test, it's not logical. .... A more likely scenario? You create Happy Jack, all is normal. Someone makes you as returned banned poster and management figures it's easier to just try and keep you a little reined in than begin the whole ban & dodge routine all over again. That seems way more logical. PM from BJ May 27 2011 1:46 PM Whether posters sent you harassing PM's is immaterial. Abhorrent and inappropriate, true, but immaterial to you returning to SA repeated pretending to be somebody else (though it probably should have been reported to SA because they do tend to respond to real world crossovers when they are aware of them). That Dawg suffers you at all is a wonder given how much hassle you've given them by returning repeatedly after being banned - in explicit violation of the terms of service of the web site. That the management might wish to curb your capacity for mayhem rather than trying to keep tracking down and stamping out user ID's and sock puppets is understandable. BTW your lack of Edit story doesn't pass the sniff test because you claim you couldn't edit from the creation of the Happy Jack username which makes no sense unless SA somehow detected who you were the moment you hit "Submit" to create the new account. The version of events that DOES pass the sniff test is that you join as Happy Jack with a perfectly normal account, then someone in management figures out (or more likely is tipped off) some short while later that you probably are Nailing Malarkey returned once again from Banland and decides to box you in rather than have to deal with another sock puppet/zombie user out break. That seems more...plausible...than what you present. ... I wouldn't want the job of trying to sort out the sock puppets and spammers in this place. So yesterday you claim clear and unambiguous first hand and knowledge of when and how I lost my editing privileges even claiming you set up the group I was put in just for me. But, in 2011 when I approached you for clarification the best you came up with are "Plausible" and "Logical" guesses who did it, when they did it, why they did it and how. You even said back them "I wouldn't want the job of trying to sort out the sock puppets and spammers in this place." only to change your story yesterday that you were personally responsible for identifying supposed NM aliases and banning them.. From twice guessing and speculating it was "someone" to claiming you did it From not wanting the job of policing socks to claiming you personally tracked and banned NM and who you claim were his socks. Don't worry Porter your sycophants will cover for you, toss out a few bigoted religious attacks and insult my wife as you recently did. You'll continue here but now everyone has poof what a loser and liar you really are. Unlike you and the others I include the evidence when I make a charge. You should try this. Oh, boy. Jack is not posting messages in public, is he? If I am not mistaken, that function is labeled "Personal Messenger". Do the gloves come off, now? Don't care. You already know how I feel about someone lying about me.
  15. Submitted without comment.

    Good advice you should have taken it. Note: When reading the following the MEMBER permissions group mentioned below differs from the MEMBERS group in that the MEMBER group lacks editing privileges. Yesterday you posted the following Post 78 As the guy that handled that report and set up the special "Member" permissions group for you Jack, I can safely tell the community this is an unmitigated lie. Post 89 I've been moderating this place for fifteen years. I know exactly where the bodies are buried, and what put them there. And I know why certain policies came to be put in place, because I was involved in the discussions that led to their implementation. Personally, I have identified and permanently banned at least three (3) prior accounts of yours for egregious violations of the Terms of Service of this site You told a different story(lie) in PMs to me back in 2011 PM from BJ May 27 / 2011 6:25 AM Your not being able to edit "when you created him" doesn't pass the smell test, it's not logical. .... A more likely scenario? You create Happy Jack, all is normal. Someone makes you as returned banned poster and management figures it's easier to just try and keep you a little reined in than begin the whole ban & dodge routine all over again. That seems way more logical. PM from BJ May 27 2011 1:46 PM Whether posters sent you harassing PM's is immaterial. Abhorrent and inappropriate, true, but immaterial to you returning to SA repeated pretending to be somebody else (though it probably should have been reported to SA because they do tend to respond to real world crossovers when they are aware of them). That Dawg suffers you at all is a wonder given how much hassle you've given them by returning repeatedly after being banned - in explicit violation of the terms of service of the web site. That the management might wish to curb your capacity for mayhem rather than trying to keep tracking down and stamping out user ID's and sock puppets is understandable. BTW your lack of Edit story doesn't pass the sniff test because you claim you couldn't edit from the creation of the Happy Jack username which makes no sense unless SA somehow detected who you were the moment you hit "Submit" to create the new account. The version of events that DOES pass the sniff test is that you join as Happy Jack with a perfectly normal account, then someone in management figures out (or more likely is tipped off) some short while later that you probably are Nailing Malarkey returned once again from Banland and decides to box you in rather than have to deal with another sock puppet/zombie user out break. That seems more...plausible...than what you present. ... I wouldn't want the job of trying to sort out the sock puppets and spammers in this place. So yesterday you claim clear and unambiguous first hand and knowledge of when and how I lost my editing privileges even claiming you set up the group I was put in just for me. But, in 2011 when I approached you for clarification the best you came up with are "Plausible" and "Logical" guesses who did it, when they did it, why they did it and how. You even said back them "I wouldn't want the job of trying to sort out the sock puppets and spammers in this place." only to change your story yesterday that you were personally responsible for identifying supposed NM aliases and banning them.. From twice guessing and speculating it was "someone" to claiming you did it From not wanting the job of policing socks to claiming you personally tracked and banned NM and who you claim were his socks. Don't worry Porter your sycophants will cover for you, toss out a few bigoted religious attacks and insult my wife as you recently did. You'll continue here but now everyone has poof what a loser and liar you really are. Unlike you and the others I include the evidence when I make a charge. You should try this.