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On 8/14/2019 at 2:37 PM, hasanhh said:

:yahoo:"I sold my first book."

Congratulations! :)

On 8/14/2019 at 11:38 PM, hasanhh said:

SciFi writ in 'hard science' (no fantasy stuff). 

Four months, then edited it. Wrote it straight through, then went back and double check the 'accounting' -names and numbers consistent kind of work. Then added in words or sentences -which came to 500 more words.

In the end, it came out ~99% the way l wanted it because some of the editing didn't get published.

Editors can be really picky, but they are usually good at what they do. 

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:fever:"Yarrabi !  28 cookies?"

Now, youz all know that we is spied on by a lot of busy-body white-trash. l have been running 19-20 cookies per day for a while.

At last check, a few minutes ago, l has 28 detectable cookies on my computer.

I guess this year's $80 Billion surveillance budget has got to do something, but do they have to slow my computer by clogging it up with all this here squat?

Golly, l ain't see nor hear-ed so much national security since Watergate.

THOUGHT:

lf these here busy-bodies want something to do, they can adopt a road and go pick up some trash, or buy a boat and clean up the ocean.

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I request duas for my husband's family. His mother passed away last night. They are good Christian people, not enemies of Islam. (My husband is a convert.) Her death was expected, but it's never easy.

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skynews-home-office-chicken_4745661.jpg?


 

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Special chicken boxes warning about the dangers of carrying a knife are to be distributed to takeaways across England and Wales by the government.

MP David Lammy also asked on Twitter: "Is this some kind of joke?! Why have you chosen chicken shops? What's next, #KnifeFree watermelons?"

https://news.sky.com/story/special-chicken-boxes-to-warn-about-dangers-of-carrying-a-knife-11785385

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13 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

MP David Lammy also asked on Twitter: "Is this some kind of joke?! Why have you chosen chicken shops? What's next, #KnifeFree watermelons?

Yeah. Why put it on boxes of fried chicken? When I sit down to eat I want to enjoy my meal not read a horror story about a real life knife attack. 

[edit] Unless this is an underhand tactic to combat childhood and teenage obesity, in which case I would say it's BRILLIANT. Would completely make me lose my appetite. 

 

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58 minutes ago, starlight said:

Yeah. Why put it on boxes of fried chicken? When I sit down to eat I want to enjoy my meal not read a horror story about a real life knife attack. 

[edit] Unless this is an underhand tactic to combat childhood and teenage obesity, in which case I would say it's BRILLIANT. Would completely make me lose my appetite. 

There have been a lot of knife attacks in certain urban areas of London. There are some ethnic groups who are more likely to be associated with these crimes.

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 In 2017 two thirds of knife crime offenders under 25 in London were black or minority ethnic, according to the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime. 

https://fullfact.org/crime/are-majority-youth-knife-offenders-minority-ethnic/

So someone at the Home office thought that they would try and reach these people specifically and considered their lifestyles and came up with fried chicken. I am familiar with health campaigns that have e.g. focused on south Asians, given our greater propensity for heart attacks. The former is considered to be good science and catering to ethnic needs, but the chicken boxes are considered racist.

Weird.

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19 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

Yarrabi !

What have l done?

Triggered an international security alert, or something.

It says l have 397 cookies.

You have visited the wrong websites.

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I got a message from my doctor's office saying that I'm vitamin D deficient and she has written a prescription for a supplement. I'm very light skinned and I do go outside, but I use sunscreen and most of my skin is covered by clothing. Ladies, be aware, you need about fifteen minutes per day of sun exposure on hands and face without sunscreen to synthesize vitamin D, or more precisely, you need to expose your skin to the sun for about 1/4 of the amount of time it would take to develop a mild sunburn.

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