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welcome everyone
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Shirly,

You might get lucky with some young stud.😘 At my age I can't afford to even be a 'Sugar Daddy'. So I have to remain a miserable, disenchanted old reprobate.😂

Believe that if you will.
 
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Trident and Joe,

There are plenty of private publishing houses that will look at drafts for free offering accessible advice.

I am currently in the process concerning my life prior and post WW2, adoption, education RM , Colonial Police and Queen's HSF service. Then my jungle clearance contract in Assam for 4 years and more in export and security. Plenty of photos. Warts and all.:unsure:

So to quote Lord Wellington from a different situation " Publish and be damned." Carpe Diem / Go for it. Or even employ a Ghost Writer.(y)
Hi Chas thanks for reply. this is a road trodden before by me. Their are plenty of publishing houses who will indeed read your work look down their noses and tell you its not for them. So absolutely "Publish and be Demand." The behemoth we know as Amazon, is not judgmental, they do the best they can to make sure your work is presentable and then take 60% but at least you are out their. I have used them twice now. My first novel "eight days later" and a technical manual of 60 pages.

This time I will use a professional editor to clean the copy before committing it to the world.

You say that you want to use photos in your work the beauty of amazon direct is you can submit a manuscript and images and request a proof copy then re submit if changes are needed all it costs is time and the cost only of the proof. there will be a big banner across the front saying "not for resale proof only. but author copies are still very reasonable unlimited and are on demand so no overstocking.
Good luck with your project 👍
 
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Anyone care to tell how i change my DP? or is that like something I need to earn? Mr Joe?
 
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Good day
My name is Petrus Smit
I am n 36year old Namibian citizen
I am planning to joi the Legion as soon as France open her borders to internationals
 

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Hi Petrus and welcome to the forum. Be very careful about what you say on an open forum. Anything medical wise or crimal wise should be avoided as you have just told the whole world your name and your intentions.

Just a thought, should we have a Miranda forum warning ?
We'll take a look at the best proposals and take a vote...?

On June 13, 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you,” has been heard so many times in television and film dramas that it has become almost cliche.

The roots of the Miranda decision go back to March 2, 1963, when an 18-year-old Phoenix woman told police that she had been abducted, driven to the desert and raped. Detectives questioning her story gave her a polygraph test, but the results were inconclusive. However, tracking the license plate number of a car that resembled that of her attacker’s brought police to Ernesto Miranda, who had a prior record as a peeping tom. Although the victim did not identify Miranda in a line-up, he was brought into police custody and interrogated. What happened next is disputed, but officers left the interrogation with a confession that Miranda later recanted, unaware that he didn’t have to say anything at all.

The confession was extremely brief and differed in certain respects from the victim’s account of the crime. However, Miranda’s appointed defense attorney (who was paid a grand total of $100) didn’t call any witnesses at the ensuing trial, and Miranda was convicted. While Miranda was in Arizona state prison, the American Civil Liberties Union took up his appeal, claiming that the confession was false and coerced.

The Supreme Court overturned his conviction, but Miranda was retried and convicted in October 1966 anyway, despite the relative lack of evidence against him. Remaining in prison until 1972, Ernesto Miranda was later stabbed to death in the men’s room of a bar after a poker game in January 1976.

As a result of the case against Miranda, each and every person must now be informed of his or her rights when in custody and about to be interrogated.
 
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Hi Joseph.
A quick penysworth when we join the forum we receive an email confirming our address. As it is an open forum why not a tick box to say they have read and understand that the opinions and comments may be read and recorded by a third party. We have to be responsible for our own words deeds and actions...
 

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Hi Joseph.
A quick penysworth when we join the forum we receive an email confirming our address. As it is an open forum why not a tick box to say they have read and understand that the opinions and comments may be read and recorded by a third party. We have to be responsible for our own words deeds and actions...
That is a very good point, Trident. I'll take it up with The Boss who is also the webmaster, If I'm not mistaken. I think that I'll start a thread called The Forum's Miranda warning. At least that way we can refer to it until The Boss gets back.
 
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