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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. Kelo v. City of New London,

    You seem to think I'm a Trump fan who likes his wall idea, so you know less than nothing about me. Why comment on posts you obviously never read?
  2. Next up, Bill Clinton!

    Legal or not, their relationship taints the nature of any consent.
  3. Next up, Bill Clinton!

    I have mentioned several times that W's support for a mean-looking weapons ban was one reason I never voted for him. So I guess I'm not among "all the gun nuts" in your view. Thanks. Scalia never mentioned "assault weapons" as being bannable.
  4. Kelo v. City of New London,

    The article mentions lost rental income, which would typically be a different kind of policy in this state. And now there are legal fees. I think the best point for the defense will be that this kind of damage is not a "taking" that requires fifth amendment compensation. A close second would be the tort immunity that all governments must have to some extent. I'd say that when the damage footprint gets big enough, it starts to look like a taking to me.
  5. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    My solution to cold is to avoid it. I'd say that for the difference in price between a gas and diesel inboard, the heating problem should be solved with change to spare. Don't ask me how. Keep the diesel furnace? Get another kind? Head south until the need disappears? I'd go with the third one.
  6. Kelo v. City of New London,

    Interesting fifth amendment case involving police destruction as "takings." An armed meth addict being chased by cops holed up in a guy's home and shot at responding cops. The cops eventually used robots, armored vehicles, flash grenades, and tear gas to subdue him. The plan was to keep destroying bits of the house until they were certain he was in the remaining part. It's not a crazy plan. They didn't want to let him leave nor did they want to get shot and he was not giving up. Capturing him served a public purpose. The problem was, they destroyed a guy's home in the service of that public purpose. Whether "public purpose" means the same thing as "public use" is another question, on which I agree with Justice Thomas's dissent, but the majority made clear that they're the same under the law. The "just compensation" offered was his $5k insurance deductible. He's suing for the cost of the necessary rebuild. Both of those are wrong to me. The government should pay fair compensation for the destruction they had to cause. Replacing an old house with a brand new one is not fair compensation, it's a massive upgrade.
  7. Coolboats to admire

    After studying thousands of designs, Hot Rod settled on a similar rig. So there's that.
  8. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I have friends who waste hours just riding around on motorcycles. I don't get it. Why would anyone who doesn't have to get on a public road? Ever? And some of them don't even wear brain buckets. Inventing a motorcycle for the water was a stroke of genius. He's no more to blame for assholes than the guy who invented motorcycles is to blame for the loud pipes that seem so essential. And annoy me about as much as a nearby jetski.
  9. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    I think this bit of sailorly wisdom overlooks an obvious and good solution: A gasoline inboard. They're a heck of a lot cheaper. They' don't last as long? You all have seen Dylan. A properly maintained one will easily outlast him. I know sailors don't like them but most inboards in boats are gasoline powered for some good reasons.
  10. Show your boat sailing thread

    Just keep the speed up, no matter what crazy angles result. It will punish you for pinching.
  11. Why the Focus on Gunz?

    Yes, that is what they do, but that doesn't answer my question. When they outlaw .22's, have they gone too far?
  12. Next up! Al Franken

    I already gave it: And why the deflection to race? I'm poking fun at your homophobic bigotry. If I had wanted to poke fun at your racial bigotry again, I would have brought this up again:
  13. Hang the rich

    Hey!! I will have adequate retirement income, but certainly not a one per-center! Some of my tenants are Section 8 and Dept. of Mental Health clients also..... These are all low end slumlord units, but for a couple of them.... I feel your pain, such as it is. I'm managing some rentals for my mother right now. You and I may understand that there's a difference between having a few rentals and being really rich. Our tenants typically won't. My rule is: anyone who owns any pleasure boat is rich. It's a completely frivolous thing to have. So I'm "the rich." You are too.
  14. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    That may be so. I certainly don't read every thread here or every post by folks in PA. That's for obsessive types like Tom & Jocal to feed into their database. Actually, jocal has a creepy database. I have a knowledge of how the search function works that has led people like you two to speculate that I keep one. It's beyond my technical skill to create a better database than the forum, as I have said many times. My database is the same as yours: the forum. I know how to use it.
  15. Thank You, Donald Trump, Florida is Blue Forever

    Are the Puerto Ricans in question hot? And female? I'd be a Johnny-come-lately. I'd say one of the scores of thousands of Uncooperative felons in CT should be on the poster. Some of them have been Uncooperative for years. I haven't even started, but will join them if the ban on .22's passes in FL.