MY Writing, Stories and Blogs, Read!


June 10th, 2017, Saturday is here folks, welcome to the weekend edition.

Today I am gonna do something I haven’t in a while, show you some links to little stories and bookI i have written.  I do so, knowing ahead of time that few care what I write or say, but, I do it to try to get opinions or reviews on what I have done.

I hope some will like them:

https://www.amazon.com/William-McCurrach/e/B00CQMGTSM/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 my Amazon authors Page lists most of what I have written.

https://www.books2read.com/u/bzp57j- John Henry’s Tale by me can be found here!

https://www.books2read.com/u/3RBAgG-Ms. Amazing’s On Going Battle

https://www.books2read.com/u/bWKw6q-Old Bill’s Tales

https://www.books2read.com/u/mlKRAv-Robbies Vengeance

https://www.books2read.com/u/mqzJd1- My Writing Style and Views

https://www.books2read.com/u/m0z5WM-The Fall of Saint Ann’s, Father Baldwin No More

https://www.books2read.com/u/bo61jZ-The House at the Corner of Danger and Trouble Streets

https://www.books2read.com/u/bxglL6- The JFK Truth

Each book or article I wrote is a different perspective on events and life in general, I try to tell what I see and see, and give my opinions on Blogs here and on Political Storm.  All can be found through the links here above, Political Storm link is here if you like politics- or if yu would like to post a blog yourself-http://www.politicalstorm.com/

Thanks for reading folks and remember you do learn something with each item, article, book or magazine or newspaper you read, Reading is vital to education and entertainment, Support it Please!

 

 

 

 

Second Life A Virtual World ?


As a Disabled American Veteran, who suffers from sixty percent disability due to spinal injuries, that occurred while in service I get bored, And the easiest thing for many in my shape or shapes worse than that, is the internet with its access to chat programs and games and so much more. I speak of Second Life the Virtual World for a reason, it is made by Linden Labs. on the West Coast of America and maintained and operated on servers they hold control of at all times. While it is entertaining to create to create your own world and your own character and looks and more in, it is also a money drainer for many people with its gambling sims.

The Gambling Sims surround a game they call Greedy, which also holds individual games called solos too, which are created by members who pay special fees to operate them on certain sims. IT is all a part of the entertainment or draw for the Second Life Platform and is used to pay for its operation. To show what I mean, as to the cost or expense a disabled person escaping the real world into second life’s virtual world, I will use Greedy as an example.

Second Life uses an exchange rate for dollars or cash or credit of money, to exchange them for lindens in the virtual world. Each Linden is worth a certain amount in the game world that Second Life promotes and operates. Yes, Linden Labs, and their Second Life program is making money hand over hand with these gambling games that attract so many. The game is set up with twenty-four boards in a square set up each board contains six blocks with avatars of dice on them that rotate when you click a button. The object is to match certain numbers in certain ways so you get higher points. .You win if you go over ten thousand points, and beat everyone else in the game to the finish. If you go out at ten thousand points and win, you get an option to roll for more points, and if you can then reach twelve thousand five hundred points you win bonus linden and gather more points toward a tournament each Sunday. Now to understand why I saw Linden Labs and it’s Gambling Sim Owners are taking people for money, I will show you how they do it, and how the program works in favor of the Sims owner who gets a percentage in the game.

Yes, Linden Labs is charging these Sim Owners who run these games, for licenses to run them, and the game owner also takes a percentage per game played. For Example, once the fees are paid to make the game legal in Linden Labs Cooperate ways, they get their money up front or you don’t run the game sims. Second, the Game owner takes a percentage of the profit of each board played. Each player must pay one hundred lindens to participate. Now 100 lindens are not worth too much in real money, but at the rate of approximately 20 minutes per game, the money can go fast and furious and I am talking about the cheapest one they run. Yet you must buy or earn these lindens in Second Life as I have said, many put their credit cards into the game to make these linden purchases on a regular basis just to keep playing the games. These are lonely people who are without real life partners or ones with partners they don’t like or are escaping from reality and the real world, ok! They come here spending days at a time hiding, from their real life as much as they can to handle the loneliness of their real lives.  In the end, just like in real life they get angry when you call them on anything that disturbs their games, how much they make from them or anything else. The anger is from their frustration with you when you realize how you are being used, and taken for money in this so called Virtual World.

Many of the Second Life Members believe it is their life, and they act as if it is a real part of their lives when it is virtual folks. The reason they get so caught up in the virtual world is simple, Second Life, Creators Linden Labs made it an addicting experience and they take advantage of the disabled, lonely and unhappy so they can make money Period. The sad part is this for those who have just enough money to enter this Virtual World and who are capable of doing nothing more, they are being drained by a company and platform that is taking full advantage of it all to full their pockets only. For Approximately 8.37 cents American, you get 2000 Lindens, do the math now and you will get the exchange rate and see what I mean, the Lindens go fast at 100 lindens per greedy game.  Now The Owner of the Sims and the Game Creators in Second Life have a deal of 100 lindens per game to play, say they get 8 players at the table at a time. That’s 8 hundred lindens sitting in a pot, but they only pay out a part of that part, they keep the rest making a decent cut for sure percentage wise. Every 300 they get playing they pay out only 195 to the winner, do the math ok, they are eating profits at the expense of disabled, ill, or lonely individuals and taking advantage of those less fortunate in the world. In truth, it is all a profit scheme for Second Life, The Gaming Sim owners and the game creators. Sad huh!

 

A Father’s Cry !


A Fathers Cry

 

In Brightest days and darkest nights, whether a father’s decisions are wrong or                   right,

He wakes up loving his children in all ways,

Even in the darkest days.

A father is a father no matter what, even if he wasn’t the dad you thought he                        should be,

If he was not there while you grew up, were there reasons, you could not see?

Did he forget you and walk away, without a word, like your mom did say?

I doubt it you see, for all fathers, are not free, to make the decisions of what                          they can do and who you see.

We are human and we have our faults, but so do mothers and the courts.

Just remember one thing child you sprang from me.

You carry my genes, you carry my traits, you carry parts of me, the man you                         say you hate.

Yet through the brightest days and darkest nights, through all the loving and                        hating

And the fights, through all of it my child I think of you each day and night.

I couldn’t see all of the one I married and made you with,

Hell no child, no man could see that shit,

I was not the one who treated your mom wrong, but I am the one who left                            when she told me

to be gone.

I wasn’t given a chance, or had no way to stay, so I made the best decision                            come that day.

I had no idea of what they would say, behind my back since that day.

But I can tell you this, just as I did when you were born,

You were born of love and born of joy, just like every other girl or boy,

I did not rape your mom, or do her harm, she is the one who couldn’t                                      overcome previous harm.

I did not fight when she said divorce, for what would it have helped, or                                changed the course,

The truth is as I have always said, I gave her what she seeked and she marked                      me dead.

So now the years have all gone by and I call you up and you ask me why,

I tell you that I want to know who you are and you to know me, for you will                          always be my child, my star.

Do yourself a favor and me too, don’t tell me I was a sperm donor and didn’t                        care for you,

Don’t tell others I was never a dad or father, for in truth, it’s a lie,

Why, should I bother?

For you will never admit I was a dad for you were too young,

But no matter what, I will always be, your Father!

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But:


After President Donald Trump’s trip to the Middle East that ended yesterday, I find that I want to hang my head in shame when I hear his name mentioned with the title of The American President. He shames us with his speeches, he shames us with his lack of real ideas and he shames us by his actions and reactions to others around him.  He is not what I or other Americans expected for a President and I am sorry that Former Director of the F.B.I Comey, interfered in the election process, in such a way as to give him the Presidency. It was the biggest mistake in American Justice history, and in American Politics’s history also. Period!!!!!

As American’s celebrate Memorial Day, remembering those injured and dead who fought for our country is vital. As one of those Veteran’s who sacrificed I say this to all who voted for Donald J. Trump, the mistake you made in voting for him is one you and your children will have to live with forever, as he tears down American values and embarrasses us in the world, I hope you now realize that you let blind hatred and jealousy and  stupidity, ruin a nation of greatness and drive us to our knees.  His team of fools that he surrounds himself with in the White House are inept and unintelligent individuals giving him the wrong ideas and answers to the world’s problems around him.  he has no need for or use of or any business listening to advice from Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, Reince Prebius, for a few and let’s not forget the great and smart Kellyann Conway lol. Come on folks, have you ever in all American History seen a White House filled with the blind leading the blind so to say, sad isn’t it? If President Donald J, Trump wants to improve his chances of improving America and wants to help the country he will make some changes immediately. Bannon must go, Priebus must go. Conway must go, Jared Kushner is his son-in-law, is not a politician and he has no experience at all, he doesn’t belong making Russian connections or any other connections for the American People. Let’s be realistic please the sadness is this folks, while Donald J. Trump plays at being President, his nepotism is killing America and it’s ability to do the right things in the world. While Donald dances and parades and makes a fool of himself and the country he represents, the class of clowns surrounding him makes him look one hell of a lot worse than he has to.

The Donald as he so nicely likes to think of himself as, from his days as Boss on The Apprentice, needs to wake up and realize, the famous phrase he used then is more appropriate to use now, than ever before in his life. You want to save your daughter’s husband from jail and ridicule Mr. Trump. fire him and pardon him unconditionally, and let him go home in peace. Otherwise, he will face congressional pressures and questions on this Russian probe and end up in jail. I hope that is clear enough for you to understand. If you care for your daughter and grandchildren you will listen and react to this. The embarrassment and shame you will bring down on your name Mr. Trump is just beginning, don’t ruin and wreck havoc over the Kushner name too, let Jared go home to his wife and children and lead a normal life, not devastated but your political ineptness and stupidity.  It may be the first and best thing you can ever do for your own daughter and grandchildren!

As Memorial Day Weekend begins to get closer to it’s ending, we all have faith and believe in our Military and it’s sacrifices it makes for the country, and President Trump, it is time for you to pay hommage to them that served also. Don’t take our benefits away Mr. Trump, don’t knock down the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals or funds. Don’t hurt those who served and ask us to give more than we have already, give us some respect, some support and leave us alone. Don’t touch Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security either, do you know how many families you will destroy doing so? Do you know the hunger and pain and suffering you will bring to those who served and those who are survivors of those who served? Stop and back up and realize, the needy, the hungry, the homeless and the injured, need protection and help too, do the right thing damn it. Leave Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security alone, for you have no idea, due to your rich, highways, exactly how hard it is to depend on these services and funds for people to really survive. Do You?

Mr. Trump, we don’t need a wall on the Mexican Border and you know it just as well as I do. So stop trying to fund with American Taxpayers Money, for a wall we don’t need and should never even consider in the first place, just because Steve Bannon and other in your campaign suggested it to you. It’s stupid and unnecessary and we all know it and we do not want to pay for it anymore then the Mexicans do. Save the money and kill the idea now.

Health care Mr. Trump was a problem forever in this country and you know it, the American people know it, and the Republican and Democratic Parties know it too. You are trying to repeal and replace Obama Care when you should be trying to fix it with your great deal making skills. Prove you have the skills you claim Mr. Trump. negotiate and fix Obama Care and leave it be, make it work for all involved. Don’t destroy the only thing that had a chance to work and had at least some way of helping Americans who needed it most and still do. Negotiate Mr. Trump with the Hospital and Health Care personnel, and The Doctors and Nurses and Technicians who work in the field and those who control the Pharmacies in America. make them listen. If you can’t, then do us the next best thing, bring Canadian Health Care to America and install it in full force for all Americans. It’s the least you can do, for your Republican Party and politicians can’t write a decent health care bill or law to help Americans, they haven’t written one law or bill and neither have you since your election Sir and I doubt you ever will. Let’s be honest Mr. Trump you don’t care two cents what happens to Healthcare in America, for you and your family will never have to struggle to get it, your rich, Daddy made it easy for you and all of yours. You’re a white-livered suprememist Sir, and you don’t give a damn what poor or homeless or helpless Americans need, what you care about is what will line your pockets with more money and your rich friends pockets too. Sadly, this is what you are and although this will anger those who support you and you, yourself, it is true. Get off the Golf Courses you built, out of your golf carts, and look around. Stay out of your properties you own and stop milking America for money when you visit them, use Camp David like all the other American Presidents did, you spoiled little man you. Pay back the money you milked from the American people, and let’s get on with real business. It’s not right in my eyes or the American people’s eyes, that every time you think you need a few days off you go to one of your own built resorts and have us pay for you for you having a good time. It sucks, pay your own way, your rich, and pay us back for the trips you already took.

Can’t Change the Pain and Hurt !


Can’t Change the Pain and Hurt
We can’t change time, we can’t change people, we can’t change anything that has gone by,
We can’t change how we feel, we can’t change when things get done or don’t,
In The end we can’t change what has been, but if we are smart enough to look,
Maybe we can see through the noise and the din,
Enough, to know, when to let someone in.

I can’t change what happened in the past, and Lord knows the time flies by too fast,
I can’t make a difference now that your grown,
That you must do all on your own.

You can hate me if you wish; you can condemn me for my ways,
You can hate me for what I did in my yesterday.
You can hate me for what you have been told,
Or you can check me out for yourself and be bold.

I can’t change the lies, the cruelty, or the pain, I can’t change the past they lived with their shame.
I can’t reach back in time and say I am sorry, for saving my own heart and mind and soul through all the worry.
I can’t cry out loud and try to make you understand, but I can tell you this, the pain has made me this man.
So, when you think you can take advantage and push me around, ask for money and get it and then put me down,
Listen very closely, and listen now, to the silence you hear so loud and so plain,
Every time you call me a name, you, call me a sperm donor and know not a thing, of why I didn’t wear that marriage ring.
Every time you cry out in anger remember this, you break my heart and that I can’t resist.
You are my daughters, by blood and birth, but it does not mean, I must take all the hurt.
So when you lay down your heads upon your pillows and go to sleep, think of the pain I have that you don’t know that I must keep.
I will not cry out for forgiveness or in shame,
For my daughters, I am not to blame. I did nothing wrong, in those days or since,
And I know in my life I shall never be a prince.
But hear me now, hear me loud and hear me proud,
I won’t take being called a sperm donor in private or in a crowd!
And this is not Allowed!

May 26th, 2017
William M. McCurrach

My Truthful Call for Justice


           I like many Americans since January 20th, 2017, have been waiting for and expecting very little from President Donald J. Trump, for I have understood from the day he showed his face in Trump Tower and told us he was running for President just how idiotic, childish, and unintelligent he really is. He hid in his ivory towers with gold trims in NYC, for many years playing childish games, believe me, folks. It is sad he is now President!

People voted for Trump based on the fact he was a business man, and supposedly capable of running the business he had and the country for us. They made a sad and now notorious choice when they pulled the lever or filled their ballots out.  The didn’t look beyond the glitter of the Real Estate magnate, and his appeal from The Apprentice, they only saw what they wanted to, and never what they really needed to know, to prevent the mess, America is now in.

As we stumble, bumble and roll along now in May of 2017, it is sad to see what the White House is becoming, what America is becoming in the eyes of the world and yes, our own people here at home. The Russians are laughing at us because they controlled our election and influenced it and got away with it, and the American people got fooled and taken advantage of it all. Sad isn’t it folks, when all Russia had to do was make false reports on one candidate and then hid truthful reports on the other. They got away with it people and none of us, including the American Congress, can or will do a damn thing about it! Trump is President and Congress is afraid to mess with him as he fires person after person, who investigates him and his links to Russia. and Americans just stand here and point and laugh and let it happen, sad as hell I tell you.

I want to say this here on a personal note as I write this blog, I had respect for certain individuals in my life, before the 2016 Presidential Election then, they went out and blindly, without looking or realizing what they were doing voted for Trump for President. Why their reasons range from we needed a businessman in the White House, to he will be good for America and create jobs, sadly not one of anything he said is happening or will. he can write all the Executive Orders he wishes and stand up in the White House and try to claim victory for anything he wants, the facts are he has done not one thing period. he can’t write a real bill or law and work it thru the House and senate because he has no understanding of the process, or what a real bill or law looks like, or should be. He is one sad individual actually folks, look closer and you shall see what I am saying is true.

He ran for the Presidency and won, yes, but did anyone look at the accusations of child molestation he had against him, of the fact he ran himself bankrupt not once but four times in the casino business? Nope, the excuse given was always the same with Trump Voters and backers, we need a businessman in the White House, he will be good for America, wrong folks. He will create jobs they said, where are they please, where do you see jobs being created folks, in the dying industry of coal you say. Coal is passed so to say, folks, far beyond the times and lost in history and it has polluted the air and killed not one coal miners, but Americans and other in the world. No such thing exists as clean coal folks, and that is the honest truth.

We voted for him they say, because they believed in his stance on immigration and the fact he will build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, so no more illegal Mexicans can bring drugs into America right, wrong folks! He wants Americans to build the wall and to pay for it with tax money out of our pockets and ten try to blackmail or force Mexico to pay us back for building it, he’s nuts if he thinks it will happen and so is anyone who believes it fully. It’s a damn distraction and not needed, Need I remind all Americans and Mexicans south of the Border to us of the following information, respectfully. America has since its creation as a nation and country sat here border to border on this land with Canada and Mexico since our creation and never have we needed a god damn wall to deal with the Mexicans or Canada above up north. So, why now, we have always handled the drug cartels and gangs and anything else Mexico has thrown our way this long we sure as hell can do more just by open communication with Mexico, then building a wall they will dig under climb over or blow apart anyway, Don’t pay for the stupid wall Americans, we don’t need it!

Next, the Health Care fiasco as I call it. Trump does not have the intelligence or the abilities to create a Healthcare Law or complete coverage for all Americans period. He has no idea on how to do it and never will, and the Republican Party will only destroy Obama Care because they hate the Democrats not because Obama Care didn’t work, but because they didn’t know how to fix the problems with it. The Republicans want to write and create a Health Care program or law for all Americans, go north assholes, ask the Canadians they have it already and as they will tell you, no Canadian is without it. Yes, it isn’t 100 percent perfect but no one or thing is, but they have complete coverage for their people including hospitalization and prescriptions. Take what the Canadians did and bring it south to the USA, then tweak and adjust it and give it to all Americans and be done with it assholes and stop trying to be all-star assholes about it all and admit someone else did it before you could ever do it. The sad part is the republicans and Congress, both sides the Senate and the House, want to play heroes and say they did it right and first, the fact is they can do it first for America, but they will never do it right, they are letting their bravado and party loyalties get in the way of helping Americans get Healthcare and the Doctors and Medical Organizations and powers that be in the health care business, are lining the pockets of the politicians of America and getting away with stopping anything from changing, as long as they pay their way, and no one brings it to light they will keep raising the prices of medical costs and prescriptions in America, they lobby enough for it too. That’s the bottom line on this one.

American Politicians have to grow a set of balls folks, they have to stand up to President Trump, get the truth on the Russian connections and collusion and nail it now. We can’t wait any longer folks, Trump had already fired three individuals investigating his connections and colluding with the Russians, he will just fire more people who look into it and delay anything he can and stall to stay in office, period.  As I look at Trump and his reactions to any questions about this Russian connection business, I see Richard Nixon hiding behind it and peeking out and saying, got ya and you can’t do a damn thing about it, I am President. It’s like a childish Nixon in the White House hiding behind lies and distractions and fears he will be punished and lose the office. I think we rip the cover off, pull away the shades and more and get right to the facts. It’s time Americans wake up and realize, you are letting the 29 percent who approve of this President’s performance or control it all, while 71% of us know he sucks as President and disapprove of him period. Wakey, Wakey, Americans it is time for a Special Prosecutor to be assigned and chosen, one who is Independent with the same wide powers as the Prosecutor in the Watergate hearings of the Nixon era. Let’s pull down the false bravado and lies and get the truth and then see if the word Impeachment should or should not be used, at this time and date, like it was back then. Crimes can include many things a President can do, one is Obstruction of Justice, and I believe that has already happened by the firing of Sally Yates as Attorney General and the Firing of James Comey as the FBI Director. That is in and of itself an Impeachment article for Congress as a whole to consider. Start, there, Senators and Representatives and I am sure a slow digging process will either result in an Impeachment of one sort or another and the ultimate removal of Donald J. Trump from Office. To not appoint a Special Prosecutor, to investigate all that has happened in the Election of 2016 and the firing of two of Justices greatest champions is a joke! Do what is right Senators and Representatives, hire an independent investigator and Special Prosecutor now and let’s do what should be done now, don’t let Trump push this to the extent and destructive stages and positions of Richard Nixon’s Days. stop it now!

The Search is ON……….


As all know I have been writing for a while now in different genres and in types of writings, from blogs here to short stories of mystery, romance and even in poetry. What I find though is few read these days, or pay attention to new writers, and that folks is my problem. I can write till I am blue in the face and I am too old to write anymore and still never get noticed for my works. I guess it is either I suck as a writer or my stories are not long enough, or the subjects I write about are not what people like. The real problem is the advertising, promoting of what one writes, it seems so many promoters say they will get you noticed and read and get you reviews on the internet and they don’t produce at all. sad isn’t it, but they will take your money if you give it to them.  They have no moral or ethical problem with taking money from new authors who are young or old or disabled or anything else, sad isn’t it?  You would think they would read what you send them, and then let you know if it sucked or was no good and then tell you sorry I can’t promote this. Yet they do not do so, they will grab your money and run stupid ads on the internet by way of facebook, or twitter and you will never sell one of your works. It is a sad but real scam program many of them run, twitter, facebook and more are just here online to take your money folks, believe me, I have been there. Doesn’t matter how I package what I write, what type of cover I put on it, what kind or a preview I give out or if I try to give them away free to get attention, it doesn’t work. I may as well surrender and just stop writing them, period.

Long after I die, and I am 61 now and very prolific as a writer of short stories and poems, I may get noticed and maybe people will buy my works. But I doubt it, because, in today’s world, very few have the time and or patience to sit and read anything. Sad isn’t it folks. We all depend on Television and the Internet period we are like robots these days programmed not to sit and read a book, whether it be a hardcover or e-book, doesn’t matter. But put it on a Television Screen or on the Internet and make it by MSN, or another service it sells, name recognition does it, doesn’t it? Or does it?

I have tried many ways of advertising my works and nothing I do seems to work, so I will leave my writings on Amazon.com as e-books and try to sell a few at .99 cents a shot and pray. It is all I can do these days !

I will go on surviving and fighting against my own Lung Cancer that I am a survivor of and against my wife’s breast cancer now turned to bone cancer, till the day I die. It’s what one does when faced with these things, the Doctor Appointments, the medical costs and the prescriptions eat up any funds we may have. yet we shall fight on and on, till we die, it’s what cancer patients do folks. We look for ways to stay alive, and ways to beat cancer and ways to pay for staying alive and fighting it all. Which explains why I write so much and do what I do. I know many will not even read this or give a shit about a couple who is 61 and 76 years old trying to survive longer, but we do try to keep going.

If I had a million or more what would I do, 1) replace my old car, replace the windows in my home so we can live in peace and maybe travel some. I would also keep my wife alive for as long as possible, in any way possible that I could afford. Nothing would stop me from doing that if I were rich, but alas we are poor and can’t go there.

President Trump wants not to take care of the poor folks, he wants to take care of his rich buddies and is gonna do so in any way he can. he is already ripping America off by staying at his own resorts on weekends and holidays and charging Uncle Sam for the bills. His Golfing, weekend getaways and more are costing America millions each month, sad huh! Yeah, Yeah yeah he gives his paychecks as President away to contributions, but that doesn’t cover the expenditures of him flying back and forth to Florida every week, never mind security for his family in NY and around the world as they travel and have fun. Sad huh, yet the poor keep getting poorer. The sick can’t pay medical costs and he is doing nothing to get Health Insurance affordable for all done either. he has failed at far more than he has accomplished since his election, and that is sad. So Americans search for help and we will keep searching…….