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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. Favorite quotes?

    "Any fool can make a rule. And every fool will mind it." Anon
  2. Antonin Scalia DTS

    +1
  3. Are Illegal Immigrants Also The People?

    Caveat: Illegal aliens do not have 2nd Amendment rights to own or possess firearms.
  4. Are Illegal Immigrants Also The People?

    Illegal aliens too.
  5. Are Illegal Immigrants Also The People?

    Rights and protections afforded under the US Constitution extend to (resident) aliens.
  6. Are Illegal Immigrants Also The People?

    Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356 (1886) Kaoru Yamataya v. Fisher, 189 U.S. 86 (1903)
  7. Cellphones and the 4th Amendment

    Update: http://www.theguardin.com/us-news/2015/apr/10/stingray-spying-fbi-phone-dragnet-police
  8. Lying To Hide Stingrays

    Update: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/10/stingray-spying-fbi-phone-dragnet-police
  9. Bermuda?

    Despite all the hope and angst about why the AC35 should remain in "home waters," I think you're witnessing the final evoluntionary de-nationalization of the America's Cup. Legal? I'll leave that to our resident "legal" expert Jimmy Tom Rosas aka MSP, or other AC scholars who are more qualified (than him) and who have chimed in from time to time. In retrospect, none of us should have expected a different result -- from the beginning after America won, it's been a technology challenge cloaked in national maritime exellence. That the goal has evolved from old money to new money shouldn't have surprised anyone.
  10. Lying To Hide Stingrays

    SCOTUS has already decided that the attachment of a GPS device on an automobile without a warrant is unconstitutional? How is this any different?
  11. What's on your mind?

  12. What's on your mind?

  13. Joke

    Mac was an avid golfer his entire life. As he got into his sixties, his eyes started to fail him. He didn't want to give the game up, so he went to see the family eye doctor. The doctor said there wasn't much he could do, but he knew of a 97 year old man who still had perfect sight, could see like an eagle. The doctor gave Mac the old man's name and suggested that he could use him to watch where he hit his golf ball. Mac, of course, didn't believe the doctor. The old guy was almost a century old, but could see like an eagle! Well Mac made arrangements to bring Wilbur golfing. On the first tee, Mac drove his ball about 200 yards, but of course, he couldn't see where it went. He asks Wilbur, "Did you see my shot?" To which Wilbur replied, "Sure did." Mac asked, "Where did it go? " Wilbur replied, "I forget!"
  14. Joke

    A fellow is getting ready to tee-off on the first hole when a second fellow approaches and asks if he can join him. The first says that he usually plays alone but agrees to let the second guy join him. Both are even after the first couple of holes. The second guy says "Say, we're about evenly matched, how about we play for five bucks a hole?" The first fellow says that he usually plays alone and doesn't like to bet, but agrees to the terms. Well, the second guy wins the rest of the holes and as they're walking off of the eighteenth hole, and while counting his $80.00, he confesses that he's the pro at a neighboring course and likes to pick on suckers. The first fellow reveals that he's the Parish Priest at the local Catholic Church to which the second fellow gets all flustered and apologetic and offers to give the Priest back his money. The Priest says, "No, no. You won fair and square and I was foolish to bet with you. You keep your winnings." The pro says, "Well, is there anything I can do to make it up to you?" The Priest says, "Well, you could come to Mass on Sunday and make a donation. Then, if you bring your mother and father by after Mass, I'll marry them for you."
  15. Joke

    Missed Putt An older couple are playing in the annual Husband & Wife Club Championship. They are playing in a play-off hole and it is down to a 6 inch putt that the wife has to make. She takes her stance and her husband can see her trembling. She putts and misses, they lose the match. On the way home in the car her husband is fuming. " I can't believe you missed that putt! That putt was no longer than my 'willy'." The wife just looked over at her husband and smiled and said, "Yes dear, but it was much harder!"