This post has been removed.
It has removed because a number of commercial news sites and radio shows stole my intellectual property without bothering to ask for permission or offering compensation. These thieving sons of bitches took my material and used it to attract readers and viewers which in turn makes them money, none of which was offered to me.
Here I write for myself and I don’t mind you reading it for free, here on Stonekettle Station. But I will be goddamned if I’ll allow people to take my stuff without permission and go make money on it without giving me a piece of it. When I said something to this effect on social media, I began receiving messages from readers who were offended and seem to think I owe it to the world to give my material away for free to whomever wants it and however they want to use it - and that I’m somehow a whore for expecting payment. Tell you what, you’re welcome to write your own goddamned stuff.
If you want to read the article, well, folks, it’s been posted all over the internet, I’m sure you’ll have no trouble finding a copy.
There’s a follow up post, Thieving Bastards, which describes why this event bothers me so much and exactly what it takes to write what I write.
Stonekettle Station will be off-line until further notice.