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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. What dont you understand about "lowest in 17 years" O(fucking)bama had the best chance of anu US president in the last 100 years of improving the innercity. His ego and self agrandizment got in the way. He is a waste. Not a meeting with Barret(milwaukee) not a meeting with Rom(chicago) or any other troubled inner city. Plenty of time at MarthasVineyard though.
  2. http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/oceans-and-cryosphere.shtml Huh??????? It is a summation with graphs and charts (your favorite). Do you really wonder why you are tagged "ranDUMBERthanshit??? Is Australia ruining the oceans?
  3. The left has always want to be PERCEIVED as the all encompassing party, Llook at Clintons cabinet v Bush. but first quarter numbers seem to show thethat it is good for a black man to have Trump as President . While O(FUCKING)bama did nothing for the 'hood, maybe Donald will have more success. https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000006 Black unemployment BLS http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/23/black-unemployment-lowest-level-17-years/
  4. You post an editorial/op ed news,letter as scientific proof or source and you destroyed me??
  5. Except you have been posting that graph since'14.The article is an editorial, not a findings paper. Nice try.
  6. State governments have swung wildly right since the Obama coronation and ACA. Do not fool yourself into believing that the two are not connected. Redistricting always did happen, the Left took full advantage when they could. coincidently with this 2010 swing to the right and a census year and ever more powerfull software and data mining the right in many states took full advantage of the existing laws. The perfect storm, if you will, agaisnt the left. The left will have to find a message that resonates to win votes, they have nothing right now.
  7. Where did the data for your graph come from? What is the 5% and 95% certainty? Yup, nothing.
  8. Because of 0% interest federal money , dickhead!!!! Fucking dream away Airhead
  9. I think we are discussing the WI case that is being reviewed by SCOTUS. You seem to ascribe sentiments about Rs that you have heard of on the Radio or TV. Do you know of any people or of a party platform from any state that says "certain types of people should not be allowed to vote"? Where are you hanging out if you are meeting people who say those kind of things?
  10. O care may have worked for YOU so far. In many places it is falling apart, providers running away. Only time before YOUR options and package are GONE. It was doomed from the start and many of us predicted that fact. Now the Rs are faced with coming up with a replacement, not because they just WANT to, but because ACA is failing left and right.
  11. http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/rsa.shtml I did not claim NOAA was lying. See the Data above. NOAA relies on inaccurate sensors. Some suggest that they can get a statistcal answer. I suggest they cannot get a statistical answer to the 1/100th of a degree C for global warming the CGW crowd claim. A professor of statistics is driving past the cattle yards. 100 pens in a row. Each pen contains 47 spotted cows and 53 black cows. The proffessor glances at each as he is driving by. His best causual sampling suggest that 1/2 the cows are black and 1/2 the cows are spotted. When asked, the best he could do is say I think 1/2 the cows are black. He is off by 300 cows. A NOAA sensor that is accurate to +/- 1 degree C has a window of 2 degrees. The average sea temp is ~20c. Think about it.
  12. You are proving right here that you listen to "sound bites" and don't think at all about the message. "College kids tend to vote d..." - Yes, they live in college towns which tend to be Democrat, run by Democrats who chose to cut the number of polling places, usually for budgetary reasons. (Never mind the trend towards early voting and the reduced need for polls.) "Minorities tend to vote D....." See above " If you lose the mail" Tinfoil hat?????
  13. It is an inhumane sport(?). Rub the matadors ball in corn oil and see if he'll go out there?
  14. Aren't Canadian meters a lot shorter than a regular meter?
  15. Amidst remodeling two houses, winding down at the Labs I retire from next week, working with builders on the downsized retirement home and racing my sailboat, your silly fuckin' request is low on the list. I pointed out that Australian websites put forth here above did not list their sensor platforms. That might suggest they rely on NOAA. NOAA platforms lack any real accuracy.