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Ashton Deroy: CannSell Certificate of Achievement & Business Diploma.

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Ashton Deroy Writes: I am not kidding when I say I hold these two achievements in the same regard. My Community College Business Diploma & my CannSell achievement certificate. I have legitimately wanted to work in the Marijuana Market ever since I first went to college in 2012. Now it is something that is actually achievable and I am very excited. 

 I think seeing these two things together just makes me realize I have been able to combine two very different sides of myself successfully. The professional deterministic side that got myself to learn finance, Supply Chains & Statistics. Then there is the Hippie who knows about the history of Cannabis, All about Socialism & bases their modern style blogging on the old works of Social Democrats of the past. Whether I am a hippie or a Business person, I am just proud of the fact I was able to put these two achievements side by side and see a broader image of myself. 

About the AGCO CannSell Course? 

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You can click the image of the website if you want to take it yourself. What you should know? The course is $70 & it takes 5 hours to complete. I kind of thought it was cool though. I have been studying marijuana for some time. I was still able to learn about Canada’s legal history with Marijuana & about recent cases of cannabis intoxication and driving. 

As a vanity thing. I actually think if you are a huge cannabis nerd like me. You should get a CannSell Certificate. I can’t see any reason why not? Like it is kind of a verification that I take my passion for recreational marijuana seriously. Plus if you have studied marijuana as much as me. You will probably pass the test easy as well. 

This is a section for my resume here on the blog. I just think if I am mentioning my achievements. I should probably post a resume to. This blog is supposed to help with generating career leads. 

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Are you kept inside during the Co-Vid19 pandemic?

Try some cardiovascular exercise. These workouts help me keep sane while in isolation. I actually have a small cough myself. However, sometimes I find a mini martial arts workout can be good for a body that spends too long in bed. Also moving once every few hours helps improves your circulation which is great for pain reduction.

The other thing I have tried recently is T’ai Chi 

This is a 5 part workout I purchased on Google Play. I use it to re-align my chi. I also find mixing martial arts workouts effective with T’ai chi because I learn to move my hands more fluidly. Also it improves your reflexes and stance.

Now T’ai Chi does not look like much. I should warn you, it hurts like crazy! Like as much as Pilates hurt. T’ai Chi hurt about the same. No pain no grain & I know there will be flexibility improvements over time.

 

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Click here to start a dialogue. Vent about how Capitalism is killing you.

Ashton Deroy Writes: I can’t do much to help other people struggling. I am broke, I likely am not on the way to making a living wage. My family has been in perpetual decline because of the ravages of Capitalism. What I can do for you? I can listen. We can start a dialogue here. Click the article to comment and vent to me.

Here is an anonymous contact form: 

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If we don’t change this I will die…

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Ashton Deroy writes: If you think you can love me while voting Progressive Conservative you are wrong. For a long time me & my brother have viewed this as a personal attack on us and I think it is time I become transparent. I don’t care if you hate Trudeau and think this is the best way out! If we don’t change the treatment of workers in our own country I will die. 

Why will I die? I am entirely income dependent. If I go without a job I am going to sink faster than I will ever swim. If I take a job that doesn’t allow me to take care of myself properly I could have a heart attack! Do I have your attention yet? 

As I have said prior. It is too late to join the army for me. I have been in the wrong shape for it, for years! I have too much debt to suddenly do a trade & I tried starting a business and a lack of understanding for my product (website administration and setup) was a huge barrier. 

So this is it! I need to work, I need job security and I need schedule stability. Or I will die. Now is a time more than ever where you need to vote for parties that support the progression of workers’ rights. Now is the time where we must alienate the destructive ideals of the Conservative party and their needless attacks on Canadian workers. Conservatives took away from us and you have to pay for that! 

As a comparative look at the parties. Here is my comparative analysis of parties that will help with my quality of living. This is important if you believe you are 100% supportive of me, you have to consider your vote. Please take a look at these parties to determine the best spot to support me and people like me. 

Political Quality of Life Comparisons Vote ABC. Anything But Conservative!

We also need to focus more on living wage. It is not going to be a $14 an hour job to do the trick. After I finish school in order to get ahead I now need to earn a minimum of $20 an hour to be able to be comfortable and pay my debts. The other option is I die. I can’t defer OSAP payments and I can’t go without food. 

This is exhausting, 10 years of the Conservatives federally. Now a Provincial government that attacks the lowest class of people is killing me! I do not want to double down on Doug Ford, I do not want to face peril in a government that does not create solutions. They only create tax breaks. When the country is facing crisis? The retraction plan of the Conservatives have never made sense. Their expansionary plans are actually somehow worse. Especially in how they focus on useless things such as tourism, gambling & outside investments. We don’t need a government that is absent at the wheel. We need a government with control. Let me remind you to conclude that Conservative right wing ideologies are destroying the effective governance of U.K. & the USA. Time to put the Conservative playbook to bed people! 

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Is #MeToo culture really that inclusive?

feminism not misandry

This is a conversational blog written on deep personal experience & belief.

Ashton Deroy Writes: This may be hard to believe. However, sometimes the last thing a woman wants after being sexually assaulted, sexually harassed & or victimized in any way is to join a man-hater club. So she talks to her gay autistic friend who has been a sexual assault victim themselves. I don’t know why? However after explaining my story I have had women share their stories even after thinking how the mainstream media went about things with #MeToo was sensationalist. Let us not forget some of the movement has been used to prop up false allegations. 

To expand #MeToo and a lot of other internet feminist movements are largely movements of misandry. What do you want me to say? Some straight women have a hard time getting on board with the idealistic gendercide views carried by the pro-matriarchal voice.  Why confide to me then? My ideology of socialist feminism is more respectful to men and women, I experienced sexual assault, & I use an unheard voice in the MeToo movement. These are the reasons I think some people would rather come out and tell their story to me. Not to the #MeToo movement.

What happened to me where women who had never talked about their sexual assault to other women because they did not want to join that cause? I largely credit my ideology in feminist thought. Why else would these women choose me as their first coming out contact rather than other affected women? Many of the talking points I use are my own individual thoughts, the rest are usually based on Socialist Feminism. I do not deny this anymore. I subscribe to a more inclusive ideology that works from common ground perspectives. Socialist feminism not only acknowledges hypergamy or women assuming the wealth class of their husbands. It also aims to create opportunities which eliminate the need for this. #MeToo feminism as a comparison is just a Public Relations sensation spectacle of women trying to take down men (Sometimes in false accusation to promote a left-wing agenda as seen in the 2019 Ontario Election with then Conservative leader.) d

The other reason women come out to me is I openly state I experienced sexual assault. My story isn’t pretty either. It involves a second cousin who I’d later find out had gotten me & my sibling (Although my sibling has repressed a lot). This helps them to talk about really harmful repressed things. I think a male talking about being the victim of sexual assault is actually a big deal and more helpful to females who experienced it as well but didn’t look to demonize all men. 

Lastly, I often refer to the unheard voice of the #MeToo movement. That is disabled people. Autistic people & people with other disabilities are sexual assault victims all the time. However, in my opinion, they are not being heard, more needs to be done to address these in both households, long term care & social services. I remember when I was up n North Bay helping disabled friends with their living situation, one of them confessed to being molested by a C.A.S. worker. This needs to be acknowledged and preventative measures must be taken.

Listen to my point here it is there are many impractical ways to go about feminism #MeToo is just one impractical Public Relations way. It does not help the cause to integrate misandry & therefore divide the beliefs on gender. From a victim’s perspective it seems like if they come forward they have to start hating all men!  Personally, I believe Socialist feminism must be a model propped up to lead us going forward. The academic models will never work as well as the pro-worker & opportunity model. Also, as a last conclusion, I hate being the guy to tell a woman who still wants rewarding relationships with men that it is okay to call herself a feminist! That really is not the point of this movement. I was brought in by female leaders of thoughts & opinion. I would like it if that was still what brought women into feminism today. 

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The future is green, not automated. Looking at ineffective automation in Belleville Transit

The future is green

Ashton Deroy writes: Please read until the end of the post. I wanted to let people know some updates on my blog.

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If you live in Belleville Ontario. You might not be too impressed with the effort to automate the monthly pass sales for Belleville Transit. In fact, the whole process has been quite underwhelming. You might even say it has been a complete failure that has impacted rider experience.

It is true, in Belleville Ontario the monthly pass sales used to be handled by a Belleville transit worker at the bus terminal. As of late though we had automated it to this machine. Until the machine stopped working and no maintenance was completed to fix this ongoing problem. This is a part of a bigger problem that it is time to confess to.

Worker automation sucks! 

If you are in the tech industry or Business studies right now you have heard bull sh** stories about how everyone with easy job risks being automated out. By robots, vending machines & websites. Well, your demise has been quite overstated. The future is green, not automated!

How can I say this for certain? Besides the fact that the USA is a global market leader and all of their major Democratic candidates are singing the praises of a Green New Deal. We have to just look around and see the future has to be green, not automated. The earth is cooking people, plastic is everywhere in our eco-system. People are questioning the leadership of highly automated companies to be a powerhouse in change at this time.

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/1/19/16908402/global-warming-2-degrees-climate-change

The earth is cooking: Above are the challenges of climate change in relation to temperature. A lot of the challenges have to do with sustaining our production of wheat, access freshwater & the disappearing coral reefs. Automation and use of wasteful technologies do not help. For example, we had machines to automate packaging Cheesie products at Hawkins Cheesies when I worked there in 2019. However these machines had a high error margin which resulted in higher outputs of plastic waste, there is something about setting a machine up to create 24-gram product bags where the machine throws out several large barrels of plastic a day.

Plastic is everywhere & Machines have no conscious : I touched on this above, but Quinte West & Belleville manufacturing has a long way to go before they are thinking with a green-conscious. Automation is helping nothing! A machine has no conscious. It is an input of numbers and demands executed with the machines bast capable precision. The machine doesn’t ask us, “Are we creating too much waste?” It just does what it is told. So machines don’t know in factories that our outputs of waste are too large and they are destroying our eco-system. This is something people have to make us aware of.

People are questioning the leadership of highly automated companies: Take for example Fido. The only company I know that gives their customer service with a “f*** you!” They have tried to shift many of their processes to automated practices. Such as payment robots, website commerce & online bill reviews. All it has really done is ticked off plenty of their customers. To the point where many of their customers consider them a bad company. As much as I am for having customer stop receiving a paper bill, there is a lack of thought this company possesses in thinking about something like Cellular phone sales. A process such as cellphone sales really should be executed by a person to avoid confusion, system mistakes & teach the use of phones. Online this process is confusing, customers don’t get to ask questions and many of the mistakes the Fido.ca website makes are mistakes agents need 3 times as much time to sort out. Furthermore, a machine can not really confirm a person to person consensus which is required in 2-year term business transactions.  Automation is crap, it is costing companies money based on low-quality results.

Listen automation just sucks. I used to say, what do you expect all the workers to do when they stop working? Now I say, “Who the heck is going to fix the machine the was supposed to replace a person?” The answer is, “I don’t know.” However, if the machine was an employee at the Belleville Bus terminal, Fido & Hawkins Cheesies. I think we would have fired them a long time ago.


News & Updates

  • Starting School September 3 2019 – I will be returning to Loyalist College to complete the remainder of my Business diploma.
  • 2019 Election – I will be supporting Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in an effort to take down the rising Conservatives lead by Andrew Scheer.
  • Marijuana update – We need to keep a strong unified front in stopping the over-regulation of the marijuana industry. Due to a decision in Toronto people have lost their homes and possessions due to our law enforcements cruel enforcement of what feels like a new form of prohibition. We must not let this affect the stoner haven Tyendinaga.

 

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The WordPress Manager, I’m back with merit

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Hey guys, 

I am back and ready to re-boot this project with a solo sales effort. I actually pitched this website management service in my Entrepreneur’s class at Loyalist College & got a 94%. Unfortunately, I don’t let myself feel pride for much other than making money & selling stuff. Here is my 4 step plan to make sure this incarnation takes off for this project. 

Step 1: 

Find new portfolio clients. I need to get in the habit of finding these motivated clients & really growing their projects from sales, to advocacy and public relations. 

Step 2: 

Investing in Fiverr partners. In 2018 I had tried to partner with Soundcloud stations, designers & PR companies. 

Step 3

Write or sell every day. My current job at a factory already tires me out physically. There is no reason not to sit at my computer once a day and hunt for contacts or write an article. I am going to make a lot more impact by dedicating to this process than I will focus on anything else right now. 

Step 4: 

Try Facebook & Instagram advertising again. On one hand, some of the changes on these platforms bum me out. On the other hand, it is still the only platform where I have had success bringing in a client. 

What we have achieved so far? 

  • 109 WordPress followers
  • One client
  • 94% pitching this idea in Entrepreneurs class 
  • Buying back the AshtonDeroy.com web domain. (I let it go a few years ago