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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. Down home Hillary

    Not sure that she's targeting all of the electoral votes she could. Everyone knows if you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band. Furthermore, that lead guitar is hot, but not for a Louisiana man.
  2. Down home Hillary

    That is the foundation of the democrat party. Too stupid to know any better. "Stupid foundation of Republican Party calls stupid foundation of Democratic party stupid"
  3. Down home Hillary

    Awful. Even worse than the Rick Santorum song, which I thought unbeatable. "Comments are disabled"
  4. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The Loaded Baked Potato flavor is excellent. Idahoan is damn good for backpacking. Just add boiling water and after some stirring magic happens.
  5. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Maybe you should read a couple words past the ones you put in bold. "cleated to" You're going to have to help me out with this. I'm not picking up on your point. Very good. Now the whole remainder of that sentence and the one following it. I thought it was pretty funny, but I also enjoyed your thorough rebuttal of the theory that the dinghy is still there, but dragging along submerged. That's tellin' 'em.
  6. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    What in God's own name are you talking about? No sailor believes that is a possibility. That fact that you can not tell the difference between a sailing joke and a theory puts you squarely aboard with RImas's experience level. You must be one of Rimas's non-sailing co-dependent enablers. Having been through two curricanes at sea and I don't know how many 1,000+ nm passages -- complete with the inevitable squalls, gales, etc., I have seen that one of the main destroyers of gear on a boat is chafe. Towing the dinghy with a single 3/8" line (that's about what it looked like in the two photos of Rimas's I have seen posted in this thread) it is guaranteed to chafe through within a week, if not sooner. That time diminishes to a fraction of that during heavy weather with real seas. In a seaway, that painter would be alternatively slack, then tensioned with a jerking motion, all the while the dinghy would be yawing like a drunk toddler while alternately surfing, crashing into the back of the SJ24. All that motion would be transferred to the single point on the tow line where it passes through a chock. From what I've seen of Rimas's seamanship skills, it probably was not even run through a chock, but left to rub back and forth across the top edge of the transom. A sailor would not try to tow a dinghy in a storm but would securely lash it on deck. If a sailor were towing the dinghy in calm conditions, there would be anti-chafe measures at every point of contact, both on the dinghy and the towing craft, and these chafe points would be inspected multiple times each day. If, for some reason, the dinghy remained in tow in heavy weather, the chafe points would be inspected every half hour. I'm sure Rimas popped his head out of the companionway one morning and saw a frayed stump of line ending right at the transom. He shows the same lack of observational logic, lack of reasoning ability, and certainly lack of experience when he deployed his life raft too early (in fact, it was never required at all) and likewise secured with a single line and one of Rimas's "knots" of which we have all seen multiple photographs. Note to Rimas: the reason sailors tend to use the same real knots and bends is because they have been used, optimized and tested over a period of thousands of years. If you co-dependent enablers want to help this hapless buffoon, buy him a Hervey Garrett Smith book. They are mostly pictures so he might actually be able to make use of it. Maybe you should read a couple words past the ones you put in bold.
  7. It does seem a bit worse than usual, doesn't it?Some of it is just carzy shit. Some of it sounds a couple steps away from being in a clocktower with a knife.* * "G-word avoided for obvious reasons. Tom... you can thank me later. The economy is improving to the point that people almost can't pretend it isn't. Just have to prolong that realization a couple more months until it's time for the improved economy to be credited to the new GOP led Congress for removing "uncertainty" confronting business.* It's a Herculean effort to keep people riled that long, but it seems to be effective thus far even with Benghazi and Fast n' Furious having started to lose their polish a bit. Interestingly, Obama appears to be cooperating with those efforts with his illegal alien stuff, but then he does appear to be able to bring a striking amount of ineptness to bear on almost any situation. *You heard it here first. I will bet you $1 we start hearing stuff very similar to that in the coming months.
  8. Obamacare. It's Over.

    You have a problem with a Catalina. Why don't you give Frank a call and talk to him and express your feelings.. They are wonderful boats for what they are, just don't seem to be many captains of industry like yourself who own them. Do you race it?
  9. It does seem a bit worse than usual, doesn't it?
  10. Obamacare. It's Over.

    Hey, you leave Folding Prop alone. He's a very wealthy man. Owns a Catalina, in fact.
  11. Progressives vs The Poor in San Fran

    Having been exposed as a lying thief, that's all he's got. One might even say: "What this amounts to on [his] part is another deflection. Another misdirection, which [he is] very good at. Attack the messenger. Ignore the message. Lie about the data. Gruberize." -Inspired by NGS
  12. Progressives vs The Poor in San Fran

    Uh huh. What this guy said:
  13. Progressives vs The Poor in San Fran

    Did you know that sometimes the board's software puts a faint highlight on text when you copy and paste it? That's how I know that you directly plagiarized and inserted someone else's writing as if it was your own thought. http://mises.org/library/zoning-laws-destroy-communities
  14. Constitution - 1 Prairie Dogs - 0

    Most squirrels avoid my cats and dogs. But there's the occasional squirrel who figures out a way across the grassy barrier to the avocado and mango trees. I shoot that one. I leave the carcass in the field, where a hawk may get it soon or a vulture and ants will later. Do you think that's a bad thing for me to do? WTF am I supposed to do with one little squirrel anyway? Letting it put a hole in each and every fruit just before it's ready to pick is NOT on the menu of choices, by the way. They are tasty, maybe stretch the .17 out to add another one from the other side of the grassy barrier and you have dinner for two. Of course there is nothing wrong with leaving him out there as a warning to others. Maybe hang him up in chains from an itty bitty gibbet. Nothing wrong with shooting the squirrels but leaving the carcass for the raptors to eat is not doing them any favors if your ammo has lead in it.
  15. Constitution - 1 Prairie Dogs - 0

    Ya fugger - I just spit out my coffee! I think there is a special draw for it. Let me know if you want in, I will include you in group application. There are three seasons: black powder, rifle, and lawn chair in pickup bed.