Here's what I've been spending time on. Let me quote from the bottom of a post of mine from August 5, 2017, "A corporation buys a whole town in California, and the plan is to make it all about marijuana,"
which, at the moment, "does not exist":
UPDATE: Blogger unpublished this post and told me "Your content has violated our Illegal activities policy." This post is about a news item that appeared in NPR. Reports about crime are not illegal!
UPDATE 2: Blogger reevaluated this post and sent me email that said:
We have re-evaluated the post titled "A corporation buys a whole town in California, and the plan is to make it all about marijuana. " against Community Guidelines.... Upon review, the post has been reinstated.
8 hours after that, I received email about this same post, saying:
As you may know, our Community Guidelines (https://blogger.com/go/contentpolicy) describe the boundaries for what we allow-- and don't allow-- on Blogger. Your post titled "A corporation buys a whole town in California, and the plan is to make it all about marijuana. " was flagged to us for review. We have determined that it violates our guidelines and have unpublished the URL http://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/08/a-corporation-buys-whole-town-in.html, making it unavailable to blog readers.
Come on, Blogger! Don't you have a way to keep the SAME POST from getting unpublished? Am I in some kind of cycle of doom? This post should be immune from future flagging.
UPDATE 3: This post was very quickly reinstated after I requested review again. Let's see if it gets unpublished again.
UPDATE 4: It got unpublished again, almost immediately! I am in a cycle of doom! Wake up, Blogger! I may have to do a new post shining light on this problem. I'm actually suspicious that the corporation — American Green — is out to get me because I was critical of its commercial product.
This post is CRITICAL of a marijuana company, and it is CRITICAL of an NPR news report that presents it in a positive light. How can my post possibly be considered to promote criminal behavior? If anything, I am applying a HIGHER standard of adherence to criminal law than American Green and NPR. Marijuana is legalized in Nevada and California, but not at the federal level.
ADDED: Here's the NPR article I was blogging about at the time: "No Pipe Dream: Cannabis Company Buys California Town."
I wondered what had happened to that town, Nipton, because the company's plan was about "bottling water (from a nearby aquifer) infused with CBD," and these days, there's a water shortage.
The tiny desert town attracts stargazers, motorcycle riders, he town currently has a population of 15 – 20 people. It has been sold several times before. In 2017 it was bought by a large cannabis company for $5 million. The company tried to rebrand it as Magical Nipton. The company had ambitious plans to turn it into a cannabis retreat. It spent a lot of money on infrastructure, built several eco-cabins, comfy teepees for visitors, installed massive public art pieces, and did restoration work on some of the historic structures.
That's what I blogged about in 2017.
But the cannabis retreat didn’t materialize...
I guess the pipe dream that NPR said was "No Pipe Dream" turned out to be a pipe dream.
... so the town reverted to its previous owner. That was Roxanne Lang....
So, I guess I'm not worried that American Green is nudging Blogger to censor me.
Now, we're told, the town has been sold again, this time to "a group out of Las Vegas." Forgive me for not being paranoid enough to worry about the group out of Las Vegas. You know, that's one of the medical issues marijuana can help you with, not being paranoid enough.
UPDATE: Reinstated again. Let's see if it lasts.