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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. It's refreshing to see the Trump world view cast out of conservative real politic so forcefully. And really, would Thatcher put up with his lying bullshit for 20 seconds? Its also wonderful to hear an august spokesman of the right admit to parsing reporting closely- the right may hate lawyers, but anyone who reads right wing media needs a lawyer to understand what they are saying, and what they are not. As our friend above delineates so clearly.
  2. How do you see people stating on their tax returns what their livelihood is?
  3. Good info Amati.  Thanks.  I didn't know about the very long SUPs.  I guess my comment about boats was made thinking of slop left over after the wind dies down.  

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      It's always fun wallowing in 1knot tw and a left over washtub!  If you get a chance to look at Dodds 'Polynesian Seafaring' it's more than interesting to see what islands came up with what designs to deal with local conditions- long and plank on edge for bumpy waters for example, like surf skis.  

      Enjoyed your observations viz sup's vs surfskis-  it's the essence of the r2ak- fun stuff!

      It's always a head scratcher to me how fast the business of boats takes over a concept- but someone has to do it!

       

  4. Paul Ryan must be devastated- the United States of America a horrible hell hole of a 3rd world country, and Paul Ryan Hospice is in danger. Especially in rural areas. But Paul is tough, and in his first presidential address, in 9 months, when he is signing the Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Repeal Acts, we will hear this.... {bring up the President, alone at his desk in the Oval Office..} "My fellow Americans, good morning. I will be brief, and to the point- it is with clear eye and intent that I sign these new laws- we must be brave, and accept temporary suffering and death as patriotic duties. We must be tough and clear eyed. We have been weak, and coddled people who have not deserved our help. We have created expectations that are bankrupting our country. The enemies within our country tell us over and over that I- we, the Republicans- want to kill granny. That could not be further from the truth. If you cannot take her in, because taxation has destroyed you, your family, and your ability to make a decent living, look granny in the eye, with gratitude in your hearts, and ask her to step aside. Ask her to let her children, grand children, and great grand children flourish, free of the chains of taxation that shackle their futures. We must recalibrate. Our expectations must be made more realistic. {signs bill, takes a deep breath} A greater future awaits us, full of promise that this shining city on the hill will become again, God willing, a beacon to the world. We are now free of a burden that has destroyed our country. The congress now starts work on dismantling whole sections of the federal state. Nothing will be spared that is not necessary to the duty I hold so dear. God bless the United States of America. {fade to the seal of the President of the United States...}
  5. Have you ever run across donor burnout?
  6. {guitar fade in, slow, thoughtful, a stay at home mother's voiceover} Oh little Annihilator, a true Republican in Woodinville, of King County of Washington State, a township of sterling Republican and conservative value did bring forth a ruling that all road taxes should end, and all roads be automated toll roads, and the people awoke and recalled him, throwing him from office, and went back to their sainted lives, complaining about the taxes that were so unjustly demanded of them. You should go to Woodinville, Annihilator, dressed in Alex Thomas and Gucci. They will follow you. If you bring them your Plan. {fade guitar....}
  7. {Guitar swells up, mother's voice, softly, so softly.....} No need to pander, Annihilator, we know, we know your path, we know where it leads. {voice louder} Lead us! {voice more passionate} Lead us! {choir swells to Montiverdian heights ! } {fade}
  8. {guitar again, soft mother's voiceover....} Annihilator is an agent of the survival of the fittest. Please pray for his continued vigilance and fierce love of us all. And please always remember, your pain delayed is his pain intensified. He suffers for all of us..... {fade guitar}
  9. {Solo Guitar again, soft Mother's voiceover} It's not a plan, Annihillator. It's the future, when churches and countries finally understand the unbearable and unjust cost of free healthcare, come to their senses and banish health care insurance, freeing from the economies of the world this curse, and bring the blessings and love of the marketplace to that most personal decision. To realize their highest calling is to help the medically indigent to a dignified pain free end. To pray over the afflicted, and help them to heaven. To rejoice in their selflessness, their brave and loving unwillingness to be a burden on the Annihilator. You see, little Annihilator, the world does love you, and only wants to help you to that most noble goal, yourself. You are pure and fierce, Annihilator, a beacon for us all. You show us that if we fear death because we might die, we will become healthier. Paul Ryan Hospice. It's for you, Annihilator. The Republicans have taken a first step. We must take the rest. {music fades}
  10. {Solo, meditative slow Guitar music, soft middle aged mother's voice come up} Paul Ryan Hospice Care is conveniently located next to hospitals and clinics where, if you do not have the health insurance or money you need to become well, churches, and generous and compassionate donors have provided a place to go and receive palliative care until you recover, find economic resources to get care, or die in a comfortable, pain controlled, caring and compassionate setting. Paul Ryan Hospice. Gentle care for those who have made a God given American choice. Remember though, Paul does not believe in, or allow end of life suicide. That would be wrong. Paul Ryan Hospice. A helping hand.
  11. My Danish relatives believe they are getting good bang for their Krone. Especially compared to us. You sound too smart (smug?) to be a Christian.
  12. If that was true, Tulipomania never would have happened, boom and bust in America during the 1800's would have happened, and no fortunes ever would have been lost. As you doubt know well, it's one thing for a gifted individual to figure how to amass a fortune, its another thing to keep it. In the stock market, for example, everyone knows that pigs get slaughtered, but pigs still get slaughtered on a regular basis. I think you're still living in a Black-Scholes fantasy universe of rational pricing. Rational pricing is rare. I think the gleefully irrational use of the Li Cupola Function is a proof for that. That and how dicey it was for the lads and lasses that shorted the market last time to actually get the money they were owed. I get the feeling you think that a boom or bust economy is something you could ride to fame and fortune. If you're only worth millions right now? Maybe not.
  13. Thread drift, but do you have a constructors open class? Vancouver has usually had a pretty active light air d2 board experimental scene- it wouldn't be a stretch that some of them made a lateral into SUP's- Anybody messing with outriggers? ~ Triak?
  14. Was he on the board last race that had been shaped so it was asymmetrical longitudinally, so he had to paddle on one side to make up for the board constantly turning in one direction? Are you from Bark? (You said 'we'). If I remember my Crit 650, even with a flat bottom, and me being a fat boy back then, I would still get some rides on the small stuff in light airs, while the dinghy like bow cut through chop. I'm not dissing Bark boards- they are beautiful, and work spectacularly well in open ocean work. Real works of shaping art.