Robbed

I’m so angry! I just got robbed.

I wrote an article, published it on my blog, shared it with a local marketing department. They said they would credit me or even help me get it published. They then sold an article two weeks after receiving my article to a local paper. Their byline, my stuff.

They heavily referenced my article, used key phrasing and structure, MY RESEARCH! and never told me they sold an article to a local newspaper. It’s not worth pursuing because they pay is so low. I was flat-out robbed. Be careful out there! if you’re a writer. Never share your work. Better to kill it or let it die, then have it stolen.

I’m nervous now about this blog. How many times have people stolen my work?

Oh well.

I can write more. Those of you who have to steal? God help you because that is a crazy train of chasing the dragon. I pity you, Thief.

I can’t help feel violated though. You could take my possessions, I can replace those, but my words? I built those from nothing. Those are my thoughts, ideas, research, and time. My kindness, care, intention, and effort. How very dare you.

Keep your shitty job and life. I have other work that needs my attention! Woe to you. Not from me or by my hand, you shall remain nameless by my account. But woe to you because you’re a cheat. The universe, IMO, does not forever reward cheats.

Let’s hope that’s true at all levels at this very cheat-y time in history.

I’ve counseled my daughter on intellectual property theft.


Be original. Totally.


She’s an artist and she’s very conscious of copying, plagiarizing, and borrowing. She has grown to hate it. She’s seen her fair share already on DeviantArt, YouTube, REDBUBBLE,  and other places. They do their best to cancel cheaters, but it’s a massive problem.

So mad. But I have no time to waste on negativity from here. This very brief blog will be the only belly-aching on the matter. Learned a big lesson. Get it in writing (I did) and trust no one. If someone needs to steal my shit, I guess I’m really good, huh?

Protect yourself.


Ever had something stolen from you? Your work? Leave a comment!

Duh-merica

SO! MAD! GAH!

Okay. So I was driving to my interview today (it went well) and I saw a Trumper sticker on the back of a luxury convertible Volvo. It read:

Trump 2016: Make America Strong Again

WTF??!

The driver was a bald, old, white guy. Let me just break this down for y’all.

What would make America strong again?

Well. For starters. Stop buying foreign-made cars, Dill-wad.

I own a Toyota Camry which is built right here in Kentucky, employing United States citizens. Do you know where Volvo is made? NOT IN THE USA! It’s built in 4 different places (none of which are in the US), and according to the article I cited, Volvo is owned by Ford. At the time of the article, that was true. Now, guess who owns Volvo? Chinese multinational globo-corp. GAH!

His Trumper sticker should have read:

Make China even stronger by buying this POS foreign-made luxury car.

How did this genius get enough money to own a convertible Volvo?

It made me so mad. So flipping mad. I wanted to kick that Trump sticker right in the wig.

Does this Floridian truly not understand what would make America strong again?

Jobs. Money. Economy. Hard work. Fairness. Transparency. Better representatives! Honesty. Integrity.

Does this jackhole know:
Where his car is made?
What side his bread is buttered on?
His ear from a hole in the ground?

So frustrated at the people who put this prrrr–esident in office. And they thought he would have the power to change things? He’s a puppet.

How can anyone believe that we are making America great again by electing a man with interests all around the world, including China? Trump will always put money and power above the US. Always. And he will lie right to your trusting, little face. And it’s not just him. These congressmen have stonewalled the American people for almost a decade for kickbacks and power. Now they want to make America strong by taking away our healthcare? Make America sick again.

I am sick. Sick of these Trumpsters.

I can’t believe that this Trump supporter puts materialism and ownership above the US! Even though his sticker says otherwise. Put your money where your mouth is. Don’t buy a flashy car. Don’t buy foreign. Support US jobs and OUR economy. Make America strong again, Jerk, by putting Americans back to work.

America isn’t great because we buy things. Or own things. Or own people, places or transportation. It started that way, but America is great today because we love and support one another. We are UNITED. Indivisible. Liberty and justice for all. Not just those who can afford it. That’s what makes America great. Or did. We were founded on Christian principals, but where are those tenets now? I see the faded stars and stripes of democracy.

I see the tattered remains of our American ideal whipping in the wind after an embattled election and further division. I am not heartened by our flag on the dawn. I am often disgusted by the misguided sentiment of those who don’t truly understand that America is currently owned by outside interests. America was sold to the highest bidder and we let it happen. The confusion I see on a daily basis regarding the willful ignorance of the Republican party is disturbing.

It’s less about fearing China, Russia or any foreign government. It’s about believing a congressman, president or politician when they say they are working for me. It’s a lie!

I will teach my daughter what happened and why. She’s my hope. I will talk about this problem as often as I can. As often as I understand what’s happening. I will say something if I see something.

I’m not afraid of terrorists. I’m afraid of my own government.

Gotta go kick something. Something orange.


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