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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. anarchy, the good samaritans

    What a nasty thing to say. I wrote this at the ED's insistence because he felt emotion over the fact that we saved two lives. Scot was very emotional about this. Paige and I may not have yet realized the enormity of the event, but I am sure the two we saved will for a long time. I sure would, and I wouldn't give Scot crap about the fact that two of his crew did this. It was indeed fortuitous circumstance to save lives that comes your way rarely. You do what you have to do. Paige and I were prepared to suffer crashing damage to Anarchy to save these two lives. Scot would have approved The law of the sea. Always come to the aid of sailors in distress. Poncho, perhaps you misunderstood what I am saying. I often find myself, as do others I am sure, at odds with much of the content on the front page as to its commentary, or rather they way posed negatively. It is to my delight, and I am sure the delight of others, that not only did you folks undertake this, a given (that being to everyone's delight), but it got reported in a very positive way (not always a given round here). Like I said, good job to you and Paige. And thanks for the positive write-up
  2. AYC Spring Series 2016

    And yet Espo still loves him.... go figure.
  3. anarchy, the good samaritans

    One of the few times I have read one of The Ed's writings and not shaken my head muttering "WTF". Good job folks.
  4. AYC Spring Series 2016

    That can't be Neil or Johnnie's ride, no TRUMP for PRESIDENT sticker.
  5. There should be. Democrats afraid of competition in the deviant department?
  6. The absolute most important subject America should be discussing is whether or not .01% of the population has a right to use a public toilet based on how they dress rather than what genitalia they have. Look, shiny objects!!!
  7. AYC Spring Series 2016

    Did it have a pair of fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror?
  8. Minimum Wage

    Silly boy. It isn't that we can only do one thing at a time. It is about what is worth doing and what isn't. What is productive use of resources and what is just window dressing that serves to defeat what is actually productive. Try this one on for your supreme intellect. If I tell you we can hire and train you and thus get you the skills to make a lot more money and a path to personal success OR I can hand you more money for not doing a damn thing more than you are currently doing, which path are you going to choose? You people are really funny in a pathetic sort of way.
  9. AYC Spring Series 2016

    I'm a pussy because I have done hundreds of w/l's and don't much care for them anymore (although I do come out now and again, just not regularly as I have in past years)? Interesting. I take it you are sailing on Hustler, best of luck on mounting a comeback.
  10. AYC Spring Series 2016

    Yes he would. All in good fun, especially at Johnnie's expense. Now back to the sailing and Billy's comment, aren't wind shifts part of sailing? Are we not supposed to anticipate shifts or cover our competition to either gain from shifts or at least mitigate the damages? I mean shifts happens, right? Sounds like it was tough out there. Maybe CJ now has a better understanding why I prefer distance racing. One shift or one bad set or a bad start don't determine where you finish. So the mighty Hustler needs to make up 6 points to get back on top. Pretty solid challenge but not insurmountable. Show 'em how it is done Espo!
  11. Minimum Wage

    did you pop your collar to type that? it's good to know that the minimum wage is why australia doesn't have an auto industry. lol. Where in that post or anywhere in this thread have I mentioned anything regarding austrialia's auto industry? You want to participate in the conversation, fine. Just don't be a wank.
  12. AYC Spring Series 2016

    What the hell is goin' on? Except for the one bullet it looks like Espo's driving his own boat? Did he have a blind squirrel moment and accidently win one?
  13. Smug style

    You ummm really don't understand, do you? I am not giving companies anything. I am saying rather then sending that money to Washington to be lost to the whims of the nonsense Washington is so very good at, that we ask of these companies to hire, train and retain those who want more out of their lives but just don't know how to get there. It is not a matter that the underclass doesn't want their lives to be more meaningful or successful, it is a matter that the don't get the opportunity to be successful for a host of reason. So no, I am not saying we are dictating a damn thing to them, just opening a path to prosperity for them. You know the more you run on and rail against what I have suggested, the more it is clear that 1.) you couldn't give a flying fuk about those less fortunate than you and 2.) that you think they are useless and unworthy of a shot at The American Dream.
  14. Minimum Wage

    Yes, the poor will always be with us. It is inevitable that some will always be poor. However, there are a large number of people who fall into that category, not because they do not have the wherewithal to be more, but because they don't know how to escape the trap of poverty. They do not have the opportunity to have a shot at being more. They are trapped by the stigma of poverty and the mindset of the impoverished. To help these people become more would do three very major things. First off it would save them and their offspring from the plight of poverty. Secondly it would allow them to be productive and in doing so add to and aid the economy. They become a driver rather than a burden. IMO this would be huge. Lastly by reducing the pool of workers who are unskilled, it would put upwards pressure on that which a company can pay to employ the unskilled or low skilled worker. So not only helping rescue those who just don't know or see a way forward, it would also serve to ensure higher wages for those who are not so capable. Simply raising the minimum accomplishes none of that.