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Trenton Opoly: All Simulated Economies are is games.

Trenton Opoly

Important note on tone: As usual, remember Blogs are intended to be learning opportunities & Conversation starters. This is also is intended as an Autism blog so be mindful of that, but don’t let it spoil the great ideas. This blog has been an important tool I have utilized to practice mindfulness, self-promotion, and collaboration. Keep in mind As noted by indicators on the website I am an admirer & more importantly a learner of Socialist theory.

Ashton Deroy writes: It is tragically ironic that Monopoly was developed by a Progressive Economist to demonstrate ineffective unchecked powers of Monopolizers & Tycoons in a free market. “Yes, people Monopoly was made to prove Libertarian designed economies were oppressive and lead to mass financial bankruptcies!” Monopoly doesn’t celebrate free markets. It proves a point about sustainable cooperation making more functional longer-lasting economies. For more on the invention of Monopoly click here

How I play a monopoly?

  • I don’t develop my properties without the encouragement of the other players. 
  • I try to get all the spots I see as culturally significant. Referring to other blog posts you realize I am not going to be buying up Trenton Ontario’s Military landmarks in this cracked out version of this game. I want spots like the Grind, the natural parks & the Library. Then I tell players I won’t develop the properties so I can keep the game going fairly. 
  • I cooperate with players & trade them back properties that may mean more to them than me. That is because in a Socialist Society we believe passion is a major part of choosing a profession. 

Three things you need to know if I leave a game of Monopoly with you: 

  • If I leave a game first & not bankrupt? I am tired of someone’s lousy behaviors about unsustainable market dominance. This happened in the game with my Uncle & cousin over the Christmas holiday. I am not even sure everyone understood that & I am okay with that. I also realize the game is no longer unpredictable & I am bored. No one is cooperating with my planning. No one is operating strategically. In a game of Monopoly where one player gets ahead too early, players should try to strategize to cut the wheels on that player. If you don’t do that though? that player will surely win… In real life this is where small interest groups all attach together & take down overly influential organizations. When we get to this place in the game? The game is no longer fun because the end result is a forgone conclusion. I left the game with my Uncle, his girlfriend & my cousin because I knew the cards in everyone’s hands. I knew the result would be Nicholas winning. Again this game is about proving the progressive economic theory about oppressive Free-market. 
  • If I leave abruptly? In High School East North Umberland Secondary School, we would play this game at the fasts where we raised money for developing countries. The Fasts were like gigantic sleepovers at the High School. They were fun & earned students volunteer hours. Sometimes I would play this at a fast. If I leave after 1-3 turns, I’ve literally decided I don’t want to commit to spending enough time with you to finish a full game of Monopoly with you. I am very good at telling who I am going to have an enriching conversation with. Someone with overly competitive tendencies, for example, is someone I may start this game with & not finish. It is as it seems, I disrespect you as a person & I wanted to waste your time. If you are a Capitalist you literally use the phrase “Time is money.” Which is absurd, but related to your own views of the world I have chosen to hit you hard with massive disrespect by wasting you & my time.
  • Sometimes I am just exhausted- Even if you could play Monopoly with excessively cooperatively people. Which I never have, but I would like to. It is a brain exercise at the end of the day. Economics is my favorite topic… It is also somehow all at once… Boring, Nostalgic, Depressing, Uplifting, Enlightening, underthought & overthought! Again Economic theory related to Socialism, Capitalism, Communism & Conservatism is a sought out discussion. It is one of my favorite collections of topics. It is also draining & you need to take a break.

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If we play Monopoly together? Remember I do not play to win, I play to cooperate fairly & sustainably. I will also probably be the first to leave the game, especially if the game is predictable. However, if I am eliminated later in the game I found people were playing interestingly. People who learn Economics, Business, Politics, Social Science & Sustainability see a simulation market differently. An overly predatory game is just a bad game if you are playing with a simulated economy. Something to think about is how could you change playing Monopoly? What would you do to design the game to run longer? Or to make it a better simulation economy?

Other games that tried to simulation economies. Click the names before the –  to learn more about the games:

  • Secondlife – Secondlife toyed a lot with Sale of player goods & services. It isn’t as fun as it used to be. Fun fact, one of the things the players used the simulated economy for was for the simulated sex trade. People also claim from within Secondlife it isn’t a game, it is a virtual world! In my opinion, if you simulate economies, “you are a game.” Also not an interesting game, most people are playing weird games of House.
  • The Sims – Based on designing dollhouses & simulating life. The Sims also begins toying with simulated economics a lot in the Sims 2 & Sims 3 series.  In fact, in Sims 3 you could go around buying privatized businesses & firing all the employees. This was something I made my Sims bad guys do… I have never been much for capitalism & I am not very creative. Tirnua, was an Eco-Socialist Simulator in my opinion & it was created by the same developers who created the Sims Online.
  • Socialist Monopoly– This may be one of the most non-sensical things I have ever seen in my entire life. Much like the Star Wars BattleShip game… I will buy it at some point! It seems idealistic, unpredictable and simply absurd. I am down to try it!

Fun fact, you could replace the Capsim Business Simulation at Loyalist College with any one of these games. It would not make a difference in the quality of education, you would improve the experience of the course 10 fold by simply it being fun. Yes, I believe you could replace that course with Monopoly and have it be just as productive! “Simulated Economies = games” Come at me bro, you Commerce & Business nerds! Fun fact kids, you will get more money out of learning to play Poker than playing with Simulated fantasy economies.

 

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Belleville Ontario

The ASMR tag

Start your blog with us and email me at Ashtonderoy@gmail.com or call 647-850-6802. 

1. When was the first time you experienced ASMR?

2. When was the first time you watched ASMR on Youtube?

3. What’s your favorite unintentional ASMR video?

4. Name the last five ASMRtists that you watched.

5. What is your favorite ASMR trigger to listen to?

6. What is your least favorite trigger to listen to? (Do it…!)

7. Do you use ASMR to relax or fall asleep?

8. What is your bedtime routine?

9. What is your favorite trigger to do? (Do it!)

10. What is your least favorite trigger to do? (Do this too!)

11. How long does it take you to make a video?

12. Have you ever gotten tingles from your own videos?

13. Do you watch your own videos?

14. What software do you use to edit?

15. What time of the day do you film?

16. What is your favorite video that you’ve made?

17. Have one of your videos had an unexpected negative fan reaction?

18. What videos of yours, do you think, didn’t get the love it deserved?

19. What’s something the audience doesn’t know about the behind the scenes of your channel?

20. What’s the most absurd request you received from a fan?

21. Do your family and friends know you make ASMR videos?

22. Have you ever been recognized in public?

23. What inspires your video ideas?

24. Where do you find yourself spending the most time online?

25. What advice would you give someone who wanted to make their own ASMR content?

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Web design

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
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Quinte West

Comments on the failed Liberty Brothers project.

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Ashton Deroy Writes: The tail of my demise as a blogger and pod-caster has been greatly under emphasized. A lot has happened over the past two years to really make me invest less time in WordPress than I would have liked. First of all I spent the last two years living in a nut job’s house. Her name is Jinny Sung, she likes communism, Progressive Conservatives and bossing around her college tenants. I lived with that idiot. Also I did something I my friend Peter told me not to do, I got in work relationships with idiots because yes plenty of us are related to them.

Specifically I wanted to talk about my Liberty Brothers Partnership. You see back before I realized he was fighting off a mental breakdown, I joined up with Matt on a number of blogging projects. He also inspired us to create Bongs-R-Us which was a blog where I talked about medical marijuana. We also sold cannabis accessories and T-Shirts. 

What are my comments of what I liked about the Liberty Brothers project? At the time I liked the idea of Matt & I being strong independent Libertarians. We could talk about the deficit I was learning about in economics and criticize our municipal government’s spending. For those who don’t know, Quinte West’s tourism spends were a hole from which no money would return until recently. With Canada’s Cannabis legalization the projection says tourism will increase in in Quinte West & Bay of Quinte. 

What was taking me out of it? I can’t let any family take the full blame for project failure or loss of focus in the past year. Although Matt getting motivated to do a single podcast would have been nice. It was not their fault entirely. Honestly my bubble has burst that social media advertising is not the income multiplier you might think it is. Followed by the fact I am happier letting my life be about my job at 10 Fitness and spending time with my boyfriend.

Liberty Brothers though was supposed to be this big promising blog though. We were going to write pro-Libertarian articles and do a podcast. What changed my mind? My step brother has no political attention span. He had to hop to the next new craze The People’s Party of Canada. At this point I went back to the party I most identified with… 

Now what do I do? I am living in Belleville Ontario now and seeking new website publishing and digital advertising projects. I am Ashton Deroy and I am hoping to build my name as a descent writer, marketer or voice. At this time I guess I am just searching for direction and purpose again.

To re-affirm my original political identity. I made my donation and got back to work in the party that is best suited to make a difference in Canada for the positive. Like the Liberals have made positive differences in gender politics, lgbtq causes & international relationships.   I mean the Liberal Party of Canada & Justin Trudeau. As much as it was cool to check out niche politics, we all know the adults pick real political parties with a chance of getting majority seats. 

 

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Web design

Re-launching our shop

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Ashton Deroy Writes: It is January 7th & time to get back to work. Your business has information releases to put out, location tags to make present and a search engine strategy ready to scream your location to customers. I am Ashton Deroy and I have a background in Digital Marketing, Tourism & Creative Advertising. I want to get you out their with a blogging campaign that will explode your business. 

What do I know about customer friendly websites?

I have worked customer service for these companies as apart of their telecom outsourcing:

  • Rogers Communications
  • Hewlett & Packard
  • Greenwich Associates

We ran our last promotions on this site for 10 Fitness in Trenton Ontario to promote voting for their Spinner wonderland float at the 2018 Trenton Santa Clause Parade. 

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Quinte West

Vote for Spinner Wonderland

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Ashton Deroy Writes: Hey guys I am posting from Quinte West Ontario today. As apart of the Chamber of Commerce’s attempt to gage online interaction. We are holding a vote to determine the most popular Santa Claus Day Parade float in Quinte West. I wanted to encourage my readers on this Public Relations & Web Design blog to vote for my employers’ Winter Spinnerland float at the Santa Claus Parade.

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10 Fitness Class schedule

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Instagram

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