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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. Going to be tough to get the travel lift around this one
  2. I'm just here to read the stories...
  3. Cuz Freedom? Or to stick it to them damn east coast liberals? Or perhaps a fear that the money would help the "other than white Americans" they so dispise??
  4. Looks like they made it by 7 minutes over Chewbacca - Waiting to hear more, but for the first time in ages, it was a 100% upwind race, with winds going from N-NW-W-SW over the past 3 days....
  5. MC2 is in a rebuilding year(s) - New sails, new crew. Time will tell. Annapurna seems pretty dialed in.
  6. While at the same time the 1000 daze of Cheeze thread was one of SA's most epic dumpster fires, running well over 3 years....
  7. Perfect timing - Was scanning in slides from that era.. We climbed Mt Rainier that July for Dad's 50th birthday. Dirty snow everywhere, ash in the streets
  8. Marinetraffic.com has some of the boats. Mouseover the boats to get the name/speed/course https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-117.6/centery:33.2/zoom:11
  9. Late night watch change on Lake Superior, 2-3 knots of wind. flat seas BO slides Hendrix into the cassette player (ya, we're old), turns it up to '11' Folks 10 miles away could hear it... And sorry about the Void-Ho - it was just too easy....
  10. This one takes me back- http://bit.ly/2pAtXfm
  11. Some truth in that quote, and it's implication of bias It is true, but I would take it one step further than that. The immediate history is written by the winners and of course there is bias. But more importantly the follow-on history is MADE by the winners in that they then shape history for the foreseeable future. That shaping in and of itself often determines how follow on historians will write the previous history. WHAT? Why would you call me out on this??? You want history - You can't handle history. Hell, you can barely master english. Although, it is a rather nice picture of me if I do say so myself.
  12. Haven't spent much time in Chicago I take it??
  13. So you're sayin Mall Cops?
  14. http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb/index.html?sr=fbCNN041317afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb0455PMVODtopLink&linkId=36487707
  15. Flying on NWA back to the states from London about 12 years ago, they were overbooked by 15. I put my name in a bit too late. Compensation was $800 + hotel. Oh well. Took my seat, before the doors closed, gate agent came up to me and asked if I was still interested in being bumped. I said for $1000, hotel and a ticket the next day in the front of the bus, sure. They said it's a deal.... I happily left the plane and had a much better flight the next day and $1K richer for the experience. It's all about how you treat the gate agent. Dress appropriately, be nice and polite and good things can happen.