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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.

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  1. The main part was done with 60 votes, after Franken was seated and Specter switched parties. Not done via reconciliation. The rest of the law was done in another bill via reconciliation after Kennedy died.
  2. That's crazy. How could it possibly address health care if it doesn't give tax cuts to our Best Americans?
  3. That leads to more than a few philosophical discussions that would seem to me to be well beyond our "leaders'" capability to handle. But what has been nagging me about slicing the Medicaid numbers is the number of people I have heard of, who were middle class right up to the point that they needed end of life care and ended up in the poorhouse within a few months. Without Medicaid, their family would be changing the diapers. It ain't just the unwashed welfare masses.
  4. We've been told that by the guy behind Trump University.
  5. CNN reporters have degrees from Trump University.
  6. Nope, there's only one fucking nutter who has to go back to smearing people with the pedophilia card time and time and time again. And he'll be back with another login, and he'll do the same shit again, because the rules (of common decency or SA) do not apply on LIS.
  7. So he had Fike Neuz mayd fer his wall. He's new. He doesn't understand how DC works because he is an outsider. Hillary was worse. and I don't support him. White Russian?
  8. Want to know how The Pride of New York is doing? Look at the Independents. Look at the folks who are not going to vote based on the letter behind the name. http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/us170621_PBS_NPR/NPR_PBS NewsHour_Marist Poll_National Nature of the Sample and Tables_Trump_Congress_Health Care_June 2017.pdf#page=3
  9. Wishful thinking I'm afraid. These folks are bought and paid for, and intend to deliver for their benefactors. There are glimmers of hope, like Rand Paul saying that health insurance should cost a dollar a day. My response to that would be "for what kind of coverage?" But McConnell? He has never been about anything but redistributing wealth upward, and this bill is no different. They are playing possum with it now, acting like it is dead, but this bill is very much alive and they will be working to get it through by the end of the summer, just wait and see. The folks at the top want their payoff.
  10. Agreed, but I don't think we are anywhere near what it will take for that to happen. There will need to be a full-meltdown crisis to get the parties working together to make that happen, and to make it about health care instead of enriching the people who own the parties. We're a long way from that point.
  11. The answer is always the same, no matter the question. What is the best way to address the opioid epidemic? Well any idiot knows that the first step to address something as vile and oppressive as the opioid epidemic is to let Americans keep a little bit more of their own money in their pockets. Translation: We're going to pass a $33 billion tax cut for about 400 families.
  12. And with that, Florida becomes the only SEC school to win a National Championship in Football, Baseball, and Men's Basketball. Throw in the Softball titles, which along with the others happened within the last ten years, and I'd say that the school is REALLY going to miss having Jeremy Foley as AD. Sorry for sounding like BG for a bit.
  13. Trump 2020: "Better than Stalin!"
  14. An interesting effort to spin a guilt by association fallacy. Those evil murderous democRATS. Meanwhile, the guy who called for Hillary to be "put in the firing line and shot for treason" was invited to the White House the other day, but he only speaks for himself.