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No words so far, but I decided to change plans for my spy series and make it FIVE books. Just finished the covers this afternoon!
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“Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include: being overweight or having a large waist circumference."

both my parents were skinny when young but then put on weight and now have large tummies.

my father’s a poster boy for how you can eat all the wrong things and yet thrive.

He has a real salt craving. Though he’s had hypertension for years, he still eats a ton of salt. From all the warnings I see in health articles, you’d think he’d have dropped dead of a heart attack years ago.

He used to seem indestructible to me. You know, like that 100 year old who was asked her secret and she said she smoked every day or something. Though my father never smoked.

I used to hope I’d inherited his fantastic constitution.

But I think ultimately eating wrong does come back to bite you. I think what saved him for so long was first, he really did originally have a fantastic constitution, plus the long daily walks helped a lot in controlling his blood sugar.

My worry is, I used to have very little interest in sweets and chocolates, but now I feel stronger cravings for chocolates and eat way more than I used to. At one time I might have eaten chocolates just once a month. Now it’s more like maybe every 2nd or 3rd day. I’m not sure why the change but I need to go back to my healthier diet.
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600 words today.  It's a start.  :dog1:
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Congressional Tech hearing is about to begin
« Last post by Marti Talbott on July 31, 2020, 12:25:33 AM »
Just a note about the supposed neutrality requirement of section 230. Under that theory, Tim could be sued for the multiple instances of false information relayed on this board and every time an author is mentioned, unless he gave up moderating any content.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/no-section-230-does-not-require-platforms-be-neutral

Edit: I forgot Tim is Australian, so the above example applies only if Writer’s Sanctum is in the US. I just used it as an example people might relate to.

I looked at that early on.

The forum is not actually in the US either.
Is it a myth that freedom of speech in the US does not apply to forums. Some say Americans are guaranteed freedom of speech no matter where we are.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Congressional Tech hearing is about to begin
« Last post by TimothyEllis on July 31, 2020, 12:20:57 AM »
Just a note about the supposed neutrality requirement of section 230. Under that theory, Tim could be sued for the multiple instances of false information relayed on this board and every time an author is mentioned, unless he gave up moderating any content.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/no-section-230-does-not-require-platforms-be-neutral

Edit: I forgot Tim is Australian, so the above example applies only if Writer’s Sanctum is in the US. I just used it as an example people might relate to.

I looked at that early on.

The forum is not actually in the US either.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Congressional Tech hearing is about to begin
« Last post by Marti Talbott on July 30, 2020, 10:27:01 PM »
Just a note about the supposed neutrality requirement of section 230. Under that theory, Tim could be sued for the multiple instances of false information relayed on this board and every time an author is mentioned, unless he gave up moderating any content.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/no-section-230-does-not-require-platforms-be-neutral

Edit: I forgot Tim is Australian, so the above example applies only if Writer’s Sanctum is in the US. I just used it as an example people might relate to.

Yet, is it sad to think we need laws to insure we do the right thing. We know the difference between right and wrong in our own lives, so why doesn't big tech? The whole idea that an election is not left up to the voter and isn't unduly influenced by social media is repugnant.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Congressional Tech hearing is about to begin
« Last post by Leegreg on July 30, 2020, 09:02:24 PM »
Just a note about the supposed neutrality requirement of section 230. Under that theory, Tim could be sued for the multiple instances of false information relayed on this board and every time an author is mentioned, unless he gave up moderating any content.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/no-section-230-does-not-require-platforms-be-neutral

Edit: I forgot Tim is Australian, so the above example applies only if Writer’s Sanctum is in the US. I just used it as an example people might relate to.

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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Congressional Tech hearing is about to begin
« Last post by elleoco on July 30, 2020, 09:39:09 AM »
I think it should happen, but there's no chance with the current Congress.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Congressional Tech hearing is about to begin
« Last post by Mammasan on July 30, 2020, 09:09:55 AM »
I wish they'd ask Bezos about Page Flip.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Congressional Tech hearing is about to begin
« Last post by Marti Talbott on July 30, 2020, 08:33:08 AM »
Amazon and Apple should not be counted among Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Amazon and Apple sell products. The other three peddle in information and have been acting in bad faith for a long time.
I'm onboard with private companies content-filtering their platforms, but only if those companies don't also enjoy legal protections from a statute predicated on content neutrality that exempts them from being responsible for content posted on their platform.
Can't have it both ways. Have free reign in filtering and choosing your content but fall under the same legal burdens other media do. Or, enjoy the protections of U.S.C. 230 and, per the statute, treat content neutrally.

Questions from the hearing:  ( I don't always remember who was asked which question.)

Does your company intentionally favor democrats over Republicans, and will they promise not to be partial in the coming election? They all said they would NEVER do such a thing!

Is it true that Amazon lowers prices on their in house products to put marketplace sellers out of business? Lots of evidence that that is exactly what they do. Denied!

If your company was forced to split divisions off as Microsoft was forced to do, would customers suffer? They all said yes, of course. The poor customer would have to go to different places to get what they want.

In this hearing the Democrats and the Republicans questioners were equally tough on the four extremely wealthy CEOs. I don't know what they will do. They have been investigating for two years already.

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