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  1. That's an awesome set of rose-coloured glasses you've got on! Yes, I prefer the discourse be public as other anarchists are interested also in the discussion. You must be puzzled by the disconnect between your insider view and the almost universal dissatisfaction with AS expressed by posters here. How can you say "safety is on point" while promoting 5 hours of motoring endurance "away from danger"? And while "helping thousands of people become coaches, instructors or race officials" sounds laudable, an alternative view is that AS have created an income stream for themselves run
    9 points
  2. Please please bring the AC to Hawaii. We’ll hold the races off of Diamond Head in our usual 15-25 knot trades with our usual 3-5 foot close set swells. Which will mean that not a single AC boat designed since the 1970s could survive a single race. They’ll actually have to make functional ocean-going sailboats. Plus, the scenery will be terrific.
    7 points
  3. Trump and his dipshit fuckwads are solely responsible for the riot. The damage caused by the riot and the response to the riot can be debated. Trump and everyone of his little minions should be in jail right now. The only debate we should be having is whether to shoot them or throw them in prison for life. End of story.
    6 points
  4. A reminder for those who are not interested in finding the truth - "The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding...And a fact-finding commission would be prudent." -- Rep. Kevin McCarthy, January 13, 2021
    5 points
  5. Fuck. Now we are going to have the 'only way to stop a bad guy with a paving stone is with a good guy with a paving stone' crowd.
    5 points
  6. Back on Wa terra firma. The shrink wrap seems to have been worth it's weight in gold. Hull looks great for the amount of time it was in the desert and heading up. Back to work putting it together, even squeezed the out of water portion of our survey in today.
    5 points
  7. Noted leftist Ana Navarro shares your concern:
    4 points
  8. Not quite... And you ignore ALL of the other evidence showing a very poorly prepared defense and Olsonist's very real point. Fuck you, you Right Wing piece of shit.
    4 points
  9. I haven't posted on this thread in a while. The arguments go round and round. The facts remain the same. Whatever your political views and whatever your definition of freedom, this is a medical issue. The best medical advice is to get vaccinated against covid 19. I am on staff/affilaited at two hospitals in CT. They are seeing a sharp pick up again in hospitalization for covid. This is after a relatively quiet early Summer. The data will lag because it is only reported once a week on Thursday. The Delta variant is clearly more infectious and spurring an increase. They are reportin
    4 points
  10. My last head wound was pretty embarrassing. We were just getting ready to open a run for the season where I work part time. A fellow patroller said you should do a lap on 66 before we open it to the public. So of course I did. It was still early and I didn't fully have my legs under me, but I ripped it top to bottom in heavy powder slop shit. A couple turns from the bottom with my thighs were on fire, a couple customers looked up and one of them said hey check that out, so I tried to give them a show. Which I did, in uniform no less. As I tumbled forward ass over tea cup the tip of a ski
    4 points
  11. He had a gun, but they were able to cobble together a plan.
    4 points
  12. The way they’re presenting sailing at these games is anything but boring. Excellent visuals, sure, the commentary could use a bit of oomph but I find it engrossing. Low level drone footage is outstanding and clii oh so ups of boat and sail trim action are brilliant. Hanging out to watch 49ers today!!
    4 points
  13. There should be no Judged events, that would be an excellent start.
    4 points
  14. This is amazing and Rick Beato is amazing. He accurately recreated the music from the solo section of Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven (because they are very strict about the use of their recordings). Then he laid down a solo as he imagined Peter Frampton might play it. A friend of his did an Eddie Van Halen version and Eric Johnson himself played it as he imagined it. Very cool concept and the result is amazing. It's 12 minutes well spent. Beato is a genius, if you haven't subscribed to his great channel, what are you waiting for? Did I use enough superlatives?
    3 points
  15. Fuck Brett. He and his station have on guests that play down what happened, and he just let's it slide WAY too often. Fuck him and fuck Fox.
    3 points
  16. How does this work, really? Do they hire a bunch of fiction writers, who sit in a room bouncing ideas off each other, coming up with outlandish bullshit that they then give to actors politicians to mumble?
    3 points
  17. Siphon. Arrange for the evidence to float away.
    3 points
  18. The DC MPD have absolutely no authority on Federal property unless specifically authorized by Federal officials. Guess who that might be. She could request all day and it wouldn't have made an ounce of difference. "DC po-LEECE"??? "Bowser-Bitch"??? Letting your pesky little racial biases peek around the corner a smidge there aren't you?
    3 points
  19. My Dad and Stepmom had just arrived in Bremerhaven Germany where he would be in command of the Military Sealift Command for the Navy. It was summer and they decided to take a stroll in the beautiful, clean city park down by the river. They were so impressed with how well cared for the park was and polite everyone they met was. Until they came around a bend in the riverside trail and saw a man taking a piss in the bushes down by the river. My Stepmom was aghast at the sight of the man who took a long time shaking his member off and stuffing it back in his running shorts while grinning at her di
    3 points
  20. It's not stupid if they can get their followers to believe them, without question. It's how they roll.
    3 points
  21. My girl friend rates my performance in bed. 6s, 7s, sometimes an eight. At my age I think that's good. On a business trip I hooked up with a German gal who really appreciated my skills and technique. Poking her ass I got the best rating in ages as she called out "Nein, nein, nein!
    3 points
  22. No. We're better than that.
    3 points
  23. That was because your boy Shitstain ordered the DC Guard to hold back and the now departed Sergeants at Arms ordered the Capitol Police not to use deadly force. Bit of a difference between that and say BLM protesting at the Lincoln Memorial which is not the center of American government. It's almost like your boy wanted this to happen. Oh right, he sent the crowd:
    3 points
  24. Glen, isn't this the problem? AS has as its members, the clubs. We individuals who may or may not be members of clubs get no say as an individual and yet it is we individuals that have to pay for your very existence. Then to cap it off, AS clearly does not reflect the views of the individuals (if the straw poll on SA is any measure) who actually pay the money to the clubs so that the clubs can affiliate and be members. it may be before your time but can you answer why individuals don't get a vote. What is AS scared of? What is the stick that AS uses to get the clubs into line?
    3 points
  25. I was trained to see green cans (and red cans and cardinal marks) as being like signposts or road markings, rather than obstacles. I even keep an old pair of Mark 1 eyeballs on board to spot them. But that training was back in the days of rotary dial telephones, and call-the-operator to connect to make long-distance calls. In this brave new world where a tablet is a paperback-sized magic computer rather than a we dose of medicine or hallucinogens, maybe that has all changed ... but the old ways still work for me.
    3 points
  26. 49ers have had "moblie phones with video function" on them for the last 5-10 years. At the Arhust Wolrd's in the Gold Fleet, they strap them each side of the boom and the director can grab footage off any of the trasmitions at will and it was live. Possibly upwards of 60-70% of the fleet had them. Pretty old tech now, but it works, its very light and beats the hell out of the old "head-cams" which where about 5kgs with a backpack and you somtimes had a hamerhead bolted to one side to compensate the "lipstick" on the otherside, a 5/16" bolt in your ear was not much fun. And it (t
    3 points
  27. Not only that, I have a feeling that it's also old money versus new money. That's still a factor in a club like the NYYC. Also, not all conservatives necessary like Trumpism. I know at least one esteemed member who fucking hates them. Altogether a surprising and intriguing development, and if it results into 2 proper teams that sail and develop together then that could be an important bonus.
    3 points
  28. There should be no events which have popular world championships, "grand slam" events, etc. Rules out soccer, rugby, tennis, golf (WTF), boxing,..... Keeps in throwing rocks, spears, running, swimming,decathalon, .....
    3 points
  29. That is supposed to be in purple Glen
    3 points
  30. You never know when you will need non-squid, so you may as well order it as a valuable factory option.
    3 points
  31. I’m leaving bedside care before the next wave hits my rural hospital and I felt guilt at first and then relief. . . . sweet, sweet relief and no shame. The only COVID pts I’ve seen in the last couple months have been unvaxxed and if this increases until my hospital is like it was during the Dark Days. . . . . they have themselves to blame for the short staffing that means they lay in their own shit and piss and gown soaked and dripping from night sweats. When I worked COVID nobody had the vaccine. But now it turns out those who are desatting, feeble, fucked and face raw from bipap have
    3 points
  32. I normally stay out of this forum discussions about AS. I have, shall we say, reservations about AS and its precursors based on experience over the years (and since its over more than 20 years, maybe some is outside your parameters). But I try and live and let live if they don't impact too adversly on my sailing. But I might chip in on the consultation with clubs bit. Having sat in on the rule 46/ Sailpass 'consultation' with our club it seemed to work much the same way as the 'consultations' that took place 20 years ago as whatever was then AS tore apart club based learn to sail programs
    3 points
  33. We're documented and we fly the Cali flag off the stern of A5. Besides, the flag of Dumfuckistan has been hijacked by the Magats. I did occasionally fly an Impeach Trump flag until he got impeached...twice.
    3 points
  34. Our previous vessel TIOGA (IV) from the drafting board of K. Aage Nielsen. The family we sold her to visited us this weekend.
    3 points
  35. Should be eight. Colour is incorrectly spelled.
    2 points
  36. If Pelosi was to blame, why didn't McCarthy call her that day to end the madness? He called tfg for a reason.
    2 points
  37. I'm guessing most of the work visa issues have to do with replacing a local who could do the job in country; I think this holds true no matter whether you're in Grenada, NZ, or the U.S. If you're a professional movie camera man coming to work on a movie down at Weta in Wellington, odds are pretty high that Weta or the film production company COULD find a local to do the job if they wanted to. Would they be as skilled, experienced, and as used to working with the director? Therein is the rub. But in theory that camera operator could be taking a job from someone, so they want all the I's do
    2 points
  38. I'd say if you want to fly just the state flag, it should be flown from the spreader/yardarm. Only the ensign should be flown from the stern.
    2 points
  39. Sorry gents, I took the weather window and I'm approaching the CCC now.
    2 points
  40. The Winter Olympics should have been shut down after Calgary in '88. I mean really, after the Jamaican Bobsled team and Eddie the Eagle how could they ever be equaled?
    2 points
  41. How does this happen? Paige had a few bad races. She is still a better sailor than 99.99% of the people who read this thread. And she will be a Master next year.
    2 points
  42. Its a language thing. Somehow peinture contre-calmar doesn't convey the same humour.
    2 points
  43. Surfing too (on air right now). Two guys sitting in the water for half an hour waiting for the right wave.. Who said sailing on TV is boring?
    2 points
  44. And they removed 5.5 metre class boats for being "too expensive" WTF
    2 points

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