Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stormy times on FaceBook and an unusual dinghy problem

Denise on NuatiCat is one of the stalwarts as far as keeping the morning cruisers net going on the VHF radio always willing to do an extra day as a stand in or takeover if someone has a problem with the repeater or their radio.

She also keeps the FaceBook page up to date and is or was one of the admins who could delete unwanted spam and as a last resort ban a member who made unwanted or inappropriate posts.

The other admis appear to have ganged up against her and dismissed her as an admin and it appears she is no longer a member of the Grenada Cruisers Facebook group. A veritable Star Chamber execution!
The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of law who sat at the royal Palace of Westminster, from the late 15th century to the mid-17th century (ca. 1641), and was composed of Privy Councillors and common-law judges, to supplement the judicial activities of the common-law and equity courts in civil and criminal matters. The Star Chamber was established to ensure the fair enforcement of laws against socially and politically prominent people so powerful that ordinary courts likely might not convict them of their crimes.

Court sessions were held in public, although witnesses and defendants were examined in secret.[1] Defendants were given prior notice of the charges against them, and had the right to be represented by an attorney.[2] Evidence was presented in writing. Over time, the Star Chamber evolved into a political weapon, a symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English monarchy and its courts.

In modern usage, legal or administrative bodies with strict, arbitrary rulings and secretive proceedings are sometimes called, metaphorically or poetically, star chambers. This is a pejorative term and intended to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the proceedings.

This is the second time this sort of thing has happened, the last time it was Lynn and Ken on Silverheels III.


One cruiser got a surprize when he returned to his dinghy to find tyre tracks on it and an SUV from the water board underneath it.

I am working on a suitable caption but nothing so far does the pic justice.

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