The Santa John’s View from the Bridge – October 2020. The View from the Bridge is an opinion piece that explores how societal changes can/will impact the future, especially as these changes apply to the Graphic-Products industry and small businesses in general.
Political Change begins NOW…
Resistance is FUTILE
It’s Monday, November 9, 2020. The election is over and enough of the votes have been counted to know who the winner is. Whether your candidate won or lost, it’s time to stop shouting at one another, and start listening to other points of view.
Bottom Line – We the People, chose Hope over Fear. One candidate focused on Hope, i.e. what could be… while the other focused on fear and used blackmail (work or starve) to motivate voters. Hope won!
It’s Thursday, November 12, 2020.
On the Grifter front, the Grifter in Chief (1) knows he has lost the election; (2) chooses to sow the seeds of disruption; and (3) has opened a website to fleece his supporters on his way out. Click here for more info.
Careful…tomorrow is Friday the 13th and the planet Mars will appear stationary in relation to the Earth.
Why do I mention that? Some believe the Universe is electrical. And what we see as planets and stars, are actually whirlpools of energy in flowing, unseen, electrical rivers; not unlike the whirlpools of water we see in rivers flowing back to the sea.
Astrology is the study of the movement of these whirlpools, how their vibrational frequency, and relation to the Earth may trigger or influence certain feelings and emotions.
Knowledge is Power! If I know I may be easily agitated, it might warn me to take a walk rather than enter into a fight.
It’s Monday, November 16, 2020. Nothing much has changed, the grift continues. By the way, some believe Grifters are the Ultimate Capitalists. The Ultimate Capitalist is only concerned about PROFIT! Money, Money, Money (isn’t that a song title?) The houses of money, i.e., banks, stock markets, futures’ markets, etc. are more important than peoples’ lives. That is ending!
We are ending the “Trickle Down Economics” Grift. Giving rebates, incentives, and tax cuts to wealthy individuals and corporations just stimulates more Grift. Give a dollar to a wealthy person or corporation, that dollar goes to buying influence. Give a dollar to a person who can’t buy a senator, that person will probably buy something which in turn will stimulate the economy.
The “Trickle Down Economics” Grift promotes separation. I must get mine. He who dies with the most toys, WINS! Wins what? He or she is still dead, and where are the toys? They are abandoned; still in playground Earth, about to be recycled.
Uncontrolled Capitalism uses the Monarchy Model of Rule:
- King = CEO
- King’s Court = Board of Directors
- Serfs = Workers
The goals of a Monarchy include Power through expansion via alliances and/or wars. These are no different from the goals of a multi-national corporation. Corporate wars lead to monopolies.
New ACDRP Membership Program – In Process.
Increasingly, the education and training function is being fulfilled by equipment and software manufacturers and distributors. So, we will be focusing on information for starting and growing a small business. To assist in that endeavor, we will be opening all our past issues and training videos to members. And membership will only require registration. More on this in the near future.
On the Road Again…
Sales, Sales, Sales, requires Marketing, Marketing, Marketing. As we’ve mentioned before, over the next few months, we intend to downsize to a mobile tiny home. Something we can tow with an electric vehicle.
Our goal is to travel and report on the post-pandemic entrepreneur economy. We intend to visit businesses, swap meets, manufacturers, and distributors; and then report back to our readers. Stay tuned.
Click Here to see one person’s solar-powered 5th wheel. Perhaps this will become a roving reporter’s retreat.
Home/Business Opportunity for Sale
As a part of downsizing, we are placing our home/business up for sale. We purchased a single-story 2418 square foot house in Buckeye, Arizona, in 2010. We planned to setup a workshop in the garage and market products we produced via the Internet. We also set the garage up to be used as a classroom or Man/Woman cave. The garage is prepped for AC.
So, the garage adds 600 square feet of flex space. Space that can be used as a workshop, a classroom, a playroom, or a garage.
To this end, we carpeted and insulated the 600 sq ft garage. We added storage above the garage. Added insulation to the house. Installed 42 solar panels (owned, NOT rented). Our total electric bill for the last 8 years has been close to zero. Our electric deal with the electric company is grandfathered in and transferable to the new owner. Add battery storage to the system, and you may be able to go off grid.
Our solar panels face due south which provides maximum solar exposure. The DC to AC inverters are mounted out of the sun in the garage
We also added 20 amp, 30- and 50-amp circuits to the garage, along with an outside RV/electric vehicle plug. All electric work was permitted and approved.
Demo Equipment for Sale
Over the years we have accumulated some demo equipment we intend to liquidate. We had a 25-watt laser, that’s gone. We have a couple of sandblast cabinets, some heat-press equipment, a vacuum-table exposure unit, and a couple of air filters for laser engravers.
If you would like more information on the demo equipment or home/business property, please let me know. Simply email any questions to JHMcD1@Gmail.com.
Political Change starts NOW – Resistance is FUTILE
This too will pass – fasten your safety belts, don your masks, and enjoy the RIDE!
Thank you for your attention. Keep in mind that we don’t know what we don’t know. So, don’t take our word for it. Meditate and find what is right for you.
As we’ve said before, working from home may become the norm. Commuting to an office, not so much or so often. (great for reducing air pollution, not so great for oil producers and gas stations.)
The economic transformations COVID-19 has initiated will last long after the dis-ease is brought into balance (i.e., suppressed). We consider ourselves blessed to be here to witness and help in this transformation.
These changes will favor small businesses that work from home.
Next time – more on what is Money?