FREE AUDIOBOOK!

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If you would like a free audio book of The Ring, come to

https://www.facebook.com/thepageofauthorjasonwallace

and comment on the pinned status post at the top of the page. 10 winners will be chosen at random to receive a free audiobook of The Ring from audible.com.

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The Ring – completely free

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I’m offering my story, “The Ring,” 100% free!

Nunzio Calabrisi is investigating the disappearance of his great-uncle, 71 years later. He goes to the one man that was with his uncle when he went missing, while they were on leave during World War II. All that the man can give him is a ring and the skeletal remains of the finger that the ring was on at the time. Nothing makes any sense, and no concrete evidence seems possible to be found.

Just click the link:

http://www.ownzee.com/post/5948/the-ring-by-jason-wallace/?1702437030

Don’t forget that the story is also available in audio through Amazon.

Should racist teachers be fired? I think so.

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http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20140912/exclusive-san-bernardino-teacher-accused-of-racist-slur-in-classroom

This is supposedly based entirely on one student’s account, and how often do students tell the truth; however, if there is, indeed merit to what the student claims (other students back up the story), then this teacher absolutely deserves to be fired, no questions asked. There is no excuse whatsoever for this, especially from a teacher. If a teacher wants to make racist remarks, let that teacher make those remarks outside of school, far away from it, preferably, only in the privacy of his/her own home, not that that gives condoning of what is done. No teacher has the right to demean a student based on race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, physical disability, etc. I have experienced discrimination from teachers based on disability and religion. It is never called for, never has merit of any kind, and should NEVER BE TOLERATED!

http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20140912/exclusive-san-bernardino-teacher-accused-of-racist-slur-in-classroom

Father Looking for His Long Lost Son – Scott Douglass MacDougall

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UPDATE – Nov. 9, 2014: I’ve looked for the father and cannot find him. I posted this blog post on my facebook page, in hopes of someone knowing how to find the Darren McLean that is looking for his son. It does no good to post anymore here, unless someone knows how to find the father. If not, this will do nothing. It is not me that is looking for someone, nor do I know how to pass any information on any longer. If someone knows how to find Darren McLean and show him this post, great. If not, there is no more that can be done.

 

I cannot find the post that the guy made about this.  I assume that he found his son or that he gave up on his search.  I was only trying to help the man find his son but had no contact with him.  I thought that if good enough information came my way, I would try to contact him with it.  Since I can’t find the post, I can’t contact him.

Thank you, everyone for your ideas, but it doesn’t look like it will matter now.

There is a father out there that cannot find his son, Scott Douglass MacDougall (I think I spelled it correctly).  I am posting this just to help out.  I’ve already shared the picture on my facebook profile and on my facebook author page.  I would love to help reunite this father and son.

According to the picture, Scott’s last known residence was in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He was born in 1971 in P.E.I. (Prince Edward Island, I suppose).  This is a recent post.  The picture was made and first posted online on September 5th.  If you know anyone by the name of Scott MacDougall who would now be either 42 or 43 years of age (depending on his exact birth date) and who likely lives in Alberta, Canada, please let me know, and I will do all I can to put you in touch with Scott’s father.  Thank you.

P.S. Please keep in mind that the son’s last name is MacDougall, not Douglass.  Some of you are commenting saying that you found a Scott Douglass.

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Kanye West – Douchebag Award

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I made this pic days ago, but I’m bored enough right now and have nothing else to blog about.  I thought I would share this pic I made and the story behind it.

It is very rare that someone wins both the Dumbass Award and the Asshole Award in one day, but let’s give it up for Kanye West! He demanded that 2 fans, 1 in a wheelchair and 1 with a prosthetic leg, get up and dance at a concert in Australia! That takes a special kind of stupidity and a superb level of being completely oblivious to everything around you!

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Let’s all give Kanye “Douchebag” West a big round of applause!

For more funny pics made by me, check out: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pics-by-Jason/673400586070141

How misguided is society that you can’t fight for your rights?

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Authors are told constantly not to complain, not to bitch, not to rant, not point out the indecencies being faced on a daily basis, all because it will create a negative public image.  An author that complains about anything whatsoever, even so much as a nursing home physically abusing his/her grandmother, is only asking for negative publicity and an end to his/her writing career.

How did our society become so misguided that a person cannot stand up for himself/herself and fight for his/her rights, especially the right to be heard?  Let’s say that someone all of a sudden makes a claim that an author’s written work is plagiarized.  The author knows that he/she wrote the work in its entirety and that there is not even the slightest ground for claiming said plagiarism.  The person making the claim is trying only to make a name for himself/herself, cause drama, and have fun at someone else’s expense, though they know that they are, in fact, a liar and a thief, the very things that they are claiming against the author.

If the author stands up to that person, says, “Hey.  I know that I wrote every bit of it.  I’ve never stolen anything in my life.  I own the copyright…” the author is a horrible person, and if they take it so far as to point the other person out to others, they are even worse.  The author cannot stand up for his/her rights because doing so will label that person as a whiny, good-for-nothing dreg. I am going through exactly this experience right now.  The person is saying that she will expose me for a simple poem, something that I wrote 100% of myself and never made any money from.  In fact, I’ve never made a cent from any single poem and only a few dollars (literally) off of entire books of poetry.  Why would I go to such lengths for such small returns that are not even worth the time at all?  This is not to mention that anyone that knows me can and would attest that I am not a thief and that I am creative enough and intelligent enough to write my own material without stealing one bit from anyone else.

I will not stand for this lambasting made by this idiot who has literally no grounds whatsoever for her claim that my poem, “Somewhat My Heart” is hers and not mine.  She says that I stole it from craigslist.com.  First of all, I’ve rarely ever read anything on craigslist.com, especially in the missed connections sections (I think that’s where she said she posted the poem).  Also, I don’t visit craigslist.com pages outside of my immediate geographical area, so the entire claim is false, solely on that alone.  I rarely visit the site at all, but if I do, usually just out of extreme boredom, I only go to the Terre Haute, IN page and to the Mattoon, IL page.  I don’t even know where the person making the claim lives, but I highly doubt that she lives in my area.

I will no longer put up with stupid b.s. like this.  I will fight for my rights.  I will stand up for myself.  I will not listen to people who tell me not to take a stand because it creates negative publicity. Forget that.  I’m done listening to the advice of others.  I have to do what’s right for me and fight for the rights given to me by God and by the laws of the United States of America.  The consolation in all of this is that I own the copyright to the poem in question, and therefore, legally, no one can do anything to me whatsoever.  However, it is all still a painful hassle, and the person whose name I should mention but won’t is going to do all that she can to make me look bad because of this ordeal.  I say go ahead.  You’ve made your stupid and completely faulty point, and I’ve made my truthful and rightful point to counter your idiotic words, Lady.

To everyone out there fighting for your rights to your own creative material, I say more power to you!  Don’t give up!  If you make it, it’s yours, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise or try to make you feel bad!  Though there are instances of copyright misuse in which someone has gotten screwed over, quite often, it works to the benefit of the person or persons who created the work(s) to safeguard them against morons who try to trick the creator(s) into relinquishing their legal rights.  If you are a creator, don’t fall for it.  These thieves will try to take everything that’s yours, but that’s only because they are in no way talented enough to create anything of their own.  Keep on keepin’ on, my friends.

Liars, Thieves, and Copyright Whores

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How many of you fellow authors, poets, artists, musicians, etc. ever had someone claim that one of your works is theirs and demand that you relinquish all claims to it? I have someone that won’t stop harassing me, saying that something I wrote is theirs, that they put it on craigslist, and that I stole it and copyrighted it. I’ve never done anything so preposterous in my life, and I don’t need to. I do own the copyright, and I know for a fact I wrote what this idiot is claiming to have written. Who knows? There may be some similarities between my work and what they claim is theirs, or it might only be the same name. So what? I never read anything by that name before. They’re throwing a fit about this, but guess what? Since I own the copyright, oh, they can’t do jack about this. I lost my temper with them and said some things I somewhat regret. Some people, though, just make you want to beat them with a bat.