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  1. Standing by, noting that US kids have NEVER had trouble doing well in C420 or Laser small rigs. Not much to be impressed at yet.

    BYC-Mac Weather

    Thoughts 1) Fuck I hope the Chicago Mac has some breeze. 2) I am sooooo glad I went to Poland instead of sailing the Hoodlum!

    Sacha Baron Cohen

    I think he'd be pretty stoked if someone would arrest him. Good way to make a hundred million in box office receipts

    Sarah Huckabee kicked out of restaurant

    That attitude is what allows normalization of these people.

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    That was 15 months ago
  6. Probably shouldn't have it AS LAW in pretty much every license application in America then. Thanks biblethumpers

    1st Amendment vs Treason?

    Read a dictionary

    1st Amendment vs Treason?

    moral depravity clause

    Snowflakes and sailing

    Not needed? Sure. But only the most crazed puritan tries to legislate against all the things that are 'not needed'. intimidation is part of every sport where two people want to occupy the same piece of road/track/field/pitch/court/course and even in those where they don't. The list of champions who don't play head games, talk shit, or use their moves or body language to intimidate their opponents is probably a short one indeed.
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    Snowflakes and sailing

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    Snowflakes and sailing

    There's a whole lot of 'enduring abuse' that you seem to think is going on here, but this discussion really isn't about 'abuse' - it's about regular language in regular life that a few old people and fearful grandparents want to prevent. I really, really don't understand how hearing curse words is 'enduring abuse'. An sailor who is ABUSING others - especially kids - should be penalized, and I don't really see anyone disputing that. But if the word "FUCK" is categorized as 'abuse' to you, I think you need to go to your fainting couch and take a break. Do not try to use 1950 standards to patrol a 2020 world. Other answers: (1) I don't swear in my commentary because I am paid not to swear in my commentary. Pro tennis players don't swear (loudly) because they do not want to lose sponsors or have soundbites go viral on social media. (2) My wife is like me - she takes zero shit from people. You talk shit, she comes back at you harder. If I wanted a girl who liked to turn the other cheek, I'd have found some dirty-minded catholic girl. I think you are conflating all sorts of things to avoid saying what you really want to: "I don't like those dirty words and I don't want others to have the right to say them out loud while I'm yachting'
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    Welding table

    If you still have it next April I'd love it
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    Snowflakes and sailing

    basketball, baseball, co-ed softball, skiing, snowboarding, sailing, bowhunting All in amateur competition except the hunting. All current.
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    Snowflakes and sailing

    This is some bullshit. "Higher standards" is generally code for whatever the oldest person in the club thinks. You could just as accurately say "Obsolete standards that don't apply anywhere else in life". Hopefully I have prepared my child, mother, or grandparents properly for competition, meaning they know how to take care of themselves. Are your child/mother/grandparents really that in need of your powerful protection? And finally, you trust protest committees? I'm guessing you have not seen very many of them. You sound like a straight up colonial.
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    Snowflakes and sailing

    1) That's not what I responded to. 2) Maybe sports where you still have to wear an ascot when you play, but none that I do.
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    Snowflakes and sailing

    paid, professional sportspeople are related in precisely what way to volunteer weekend warrior hobbyists?
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    Baltimore Pigs

    We all get the government we deserve
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    to be fair, Chris Museler did several big pieces in the NYT last time around, including a front page sports section piece. SO while the VG doesn't reach the US very well, it is reaching it better than ever before thanks to social media as well as a handful of influential writers and web editors. Interestingly, it's been much tougher than last time to get mainstream US media to report on the VOR this time around, and VOR isn't quite sure why.
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    New imoca boats

    If we're gonna put the library out there, here are some more gems.
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    damn that is cold Buck is gonna win brucie his first Worlds this year...that's gotta be worth something!
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    BARF is reanimated! Ben Ainslie Racing/Fracking
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    Not sure what your question is SX, but it's definitely true that more average frenchman know what the VG is than the rest. They are inundated with it in the news and on TV for the better part of a month every four years. Few french even knew there WAS a french AC challenge
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    I'm all about the car wash business. I noticed something interesting this time around: VOR's facebook followers have barely increased at all. They were well over a million at the end of the last race, having added about 2/3 of it during the race and in the 1 year buildup to 2014. I'm not sure whether they bought a big chunk of followers and now it looks glacial in contrast, or if they just stopped working at it once Knut left
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    The VOR does have a larger audience, but it doesn't have a large audience. the 1.6B number is OTS most likely. It is a useless metric.