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  1. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    Like I said before, you've gone to PA. Now take this discussion there. If you really want to continue it.
  2. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    Most of us are aghast at this stuff. We have our suspicions but we don't have the proof. This is a new operating paradigm. But on the good side, it is pretty transparent. We see it happening--even while we do not see the truth of his personal finances and possible influence due to Russian entanglements. You need to unpack that statement. The issue with ZTE is separate from the Russian. The amusement park part is arguably small change compared to the realpolitk. The Chinese are the corruptors in that, not Trump specifically. But we shall see. There is never a final result with Trump. Most of the crap he says never actually amounts to policy. Some does. There's a lot of chaff. People do not have their eyes on the ball. That's the brilliance of his constant inaccurate blather. BUT NOW WE ARE WAY OFF TOPIC AND THIS IS PA STUFF>.......
  3. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    Well, I live here. So it isn't just amusement. "Corruption" is a very charged word. If we define corruption as being swayed by election campaign money then yes, the whole system is corrupt. But that isn't really the whole story. In the end you have to be elected by all the ordinary people. So there is a balancing act. And there are different levels of governance. Hilary Clinton: totally corrupted. Donald Trump. Incorruptible. But that's just based on that narrow definition (corruption is influence from election campaign money)> See the problem? Real life is more complicated nuanced and interesting. Again, I live it, while you watch it like a football match. This isn't Nigeria. There aren't bribes. So that's my view.
  4. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    So I guess you read Mother Jones and shit, huh?
  5. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    Sloopy--you are conflating security and freedom. Just because you use the word "free" doesn't make it so. As for elections, they are run by states. Not everyone uses screwy machines. I fill out a paper ballot. As for security: children in Canada have been killed. Men and women have been held at gunpoint in traffic stops. And you are naive if you think crackers aren't doing their damnedest to crack your elections, one way or another. I am free of worry about those issues you brought up. Worry is just an emotion. That we have certain issues here in the US with respect to guns or stuff has to do with our 2nd amendment but much more to do with other ill understood social issues. Our first amendment--which sets religion constrained by civil law, and gives us freedom of expression, is separate and expansive as previously discussed.
  6. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    Define "most." Law enforcement has nothing to do with free speech or "thought police." Not understanding your phrase, " - but we -as you see- have net..."
  7. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    Cute. Clearly not. Have you ever been to the U.S.?
  8. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    Sure. But what would you rather have? Thought police?
  9. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    In Philadelphia, there are some quays and fingers that are old Victory ships. I think this is the one I remember. Not much left of it but been there a long time. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0211139,-75.0227051,151m/data=!3m1!1e3
  10. fastyacht

    Raider

    I need to see Dave's FrankenRaider up close! https://issuu.com/southwinds/docs/southwindsjuly2016/33
  11. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    That would be the Hamilton Yacht Club Optimist Pram Dinghy Doc.
  12. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    No. See that is simply not true AT ALL. It is not a DUTY whatsoever. It is a choice to do or not. We have a secret ballot... The minimum duty is to obey the laws as enacted by democratically elected legislature...
  13. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    Actually voting is the "low hanging fruit" and "easy participation" part. The idea that it is the most influential part is a conceit. The *real* play is activism--in any form. Organizing, running for office, working on a campaign, persuasion etc. That is far more valuable from a "pay to play" standpoint than your simple vote. Arguably your vote really doesn''t count, if you don't participate more actively in seeking and supporting candidates--not merely voting for them.
  14. fastyacht

    6 new wooden optis complete....need a bit $ to rig them up

    I see some real life sailing heroes donating to your cause. That is a great thing you are doing.
  15. fastyacht

    Anarchy is Hate Speech

    I don't even think it is a question. Your vote is your choice. Your rights come before that. The government's soveriegnty rests upon the citizen not hte other waty raoyud. It is merely polemics to make statements about a person beoing "unworthy blahblah" because he don't vote... To take that seruiously would be troubling indeed.