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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. Actually, that's what I did think it was. Made more sense than any of the official explanations.
  2. Just heard it on the radio In order to invoke executive privilege on the subpoenaed documents don't the documents have to involve - well the president? It really begs the question What are they hiding? "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal "
  3. Bringing a gun to a fight isn't SYG. And while the judge's hands were tied by mandatory sentencing, she was offered a plea deal before the trial. The three year minimum term for the assault, with the firearms enhancement waived. She decided to roll the dice as a poor abused woman. Her case was probably not helped by the fact that four months after this incident, she went (unarmed) to his house assaulted him with fisticuffs.
  4. Meanwhile in YouSA, President Funky Dude has decided to name a Limited Combat Ship after a politician because she got shot. YoPrez said he was told naming these ships after politicians is appropriate as they cost a lot of money and aren't that effective (and the ships aren't much use either.)
  5. Look can we get one thing bloddy straight. On a ship, the second-in-command is not the second officer in rank - well he is, but his title is First Officer. Command structure of the Costa Concordia at the time of the incident was: Captain: Francesco Schettino First Officer: Ciro Ambrosio Second Officer: Dimitri Christidis Third Officer: Silvia Coronica In future discussions of who was where, and who did what, can we keep this list in mind Thank you, carry on.
  6. One of the articles didn't give a full background, but from what it gave he started as a security officer or something like that, relatively recently (As in within the last 10 years, roughly.) He became second officer and then when the previous captain retired or transferred, he took the position. More precisely, he joined Costa as a security officer in 2002, and was made captain in 2006: http://www.cruisecommunity.com/News/News-Headlines/Costa-CEO-Foschi-pins-Concordia-disaster-on-captain-s-error.html At some intermediate point he was made second officer, but I don't have a link for that. Damn. Glad this company doesn't also run an airline I think some newspaper editor at The Grauniad done went and confused "second in command" with "Second Officer" Actual career at Costa appears 2002: Master at Arms > First Officer > 2006: Captain. Didn't he do well?
  7. Confused much? Both the etymological and common use meaning of 'bully for you' is "I love you"