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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. For starters: 1. Executive Order 13526 2. 18 U.S.C Sec. 793 (f) 3. Section 1236.22 of the Federal Records Act 4. The Freedom of Information Act
  2. Kinda sounds like nobody bothered to look at the C-SPAN interview. Granted, di Genova worked for an R administration, but the guy seems to know what he's talking about. He explains why the "retroactive classification" argument is a red herring, why Hil had a responsibility to protect classified info, how she and the State Dept violated the Freedom of Info Act, the difference between her use of a private email server and Powell, Rice, and Albright's private email accounts, etc. One interesting point he makes is, her IT guy has been granted immunity. Most likely statutory immunity. He gives a good explanation of the difference between statutory and letter immunity. If the IT guy got statutory immunity, it very likely means a grand jury is already empaneled and issuing subpoenas.
  3. C-SPAN, Washington Journal last Friday. Guys, here's some good information. A rational discussion of the Clinton e-mail case that goes beyond network sound bites. I recommend you check this out, at least until they open up the phone lines. They address most of the issues brought up in this thread. http://www.c-span.org/video/?406228-4/washington-journal-joseph-digenova-hillary-clintons-emails BTW, how do you embed ?
  4. I wonder what the status of her clearance is today. She's already coped to WAY more than enough to get a clearance cancelled.
  5. K Mags brings it. Hope he gets a ride.
  6. Rail Meat is spot on. Dry ice is too cold for a normal plastic esky. Carbon dioxide is ice at -109.3 deg F , -78.5 C. It will make the wimpy plastic of a normal esky so brittle, it cracks under the load of frozen stuff. I used to work in very hot desert environments. Here's what worked for me. Lay down an inch or two of water ice on the bottom of the esky. On top of that, lay your chunks or slabs of dry ice. Don't let the DI touch the sides of the chest. Lay another layer of water ice on top of the DI. Chipped ice works great. It fills in around the DI and makes a smooth surface. In about 10 hours, the chipped ice will be frozen into a solid slab by the DI. Since the DI isn't in contact with the esky, no harm, no foul. Wrapping blankets or sleeping bags around the esky will make the whole thing last even longer. The thick styrofoam eskys work great. http://www.nueskes.com/ sends me their awesome apple wood smoked bacon in them. DI won't bother them a bit. However, you loose usable space compared to a regular recreational esky. I could tell horror stories about what happens when Mountain Dew and lunch meat is left in a esky for too long. Suffice to say that Mountain Dew will eat through it's own can in less that a week. Best of luck on the Vic-Maui
  7. Martin Dugard is the dude who writes Bill O'Reilly's various "killing" books.
  8. One side has their Koch bros. Other side has their Soros and Bloomberg's. Same diff.
  9. So planking fixed climate change ???!! Wow... didn't see that one coming.
  10. Hi PB Can you redirect funds from the under performing part of the portfolio to the good performing part, either before or after taking a distribution ? Also, will capitol losses help your tax situation ? PS: I'm no good at investing. Just picked up a couple fancy terms from using Turbo Tax.
  11. The term "settled science" is rhetoric. It comes from a place where politics and economics commingle. Rhetoric has no place in science.
  12. Thanks Snaggs. Sash weights.... wow ....that's going back a ways.
  13. Zappa sums up my opinion of Jonny's little rant with this. (crank it) https://www.youtube.com/embed/UAf71o8f27E Shit... can't get it to embed.
  14. Close... I think the actual line was, "Frankly, at this point, what difference does it make".... referring to how one of her ambassadors and three security guys got killed.