Carl Bond’s plan

for Covid-19 relief;

the Thurston County edition

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Hello and Welcome!

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I am a photographer and I am looking for people to hire, $50 an hour for one hour of labor.

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Please see the form at the bottom of this page

and fill it out completely

if you are interested in

joining this revolution.

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Please do not fill out my contract if you are not a resident of Olympia, Lacey or Tumwater.

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Due to the ongoing concerns of Covid-19,

I will not be accepting applications from those who live outside of Thurston County.

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I guarantee that I will be methodical in finding the appropriate people for this job.

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The only requirements for qualifying

are that you must live within 

Olympia, Lacey or Tumwater

and you must have some sort of ID

(it can be expired, I don't care), beyond completing the contract completely.

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Why I am doing this:

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I am in the #YangGang. 
I've been a huge supporter of Andrew Yang, supporting him even before Covid-19 had struck the world.

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And his idea of a
is the most serious policy idea that we must implement for
all Americans!

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Now, more than ever,
people should  be getting a
“stimulus check”
of at least
$2,000 a month.

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True, some people are working...

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But not everyone is working in this crisis!

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THAT is WHY
I put the above method of payment
in quotation marks!

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So, for the people who cannot work in this pandemic...
...a check is much more than some “stimulus” to them...
...where isn’t just about 
ANY MONEY
is practically
a subject of
LIFE  or DEATH
to them...

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And because
not everyone is working,
it is hard to support an economy
like the United States
on just the
limited amount of working employees currently available...

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This. Is.
NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!

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Hello! HELLLLLLOOO...!!!

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At no point, under no circumstances of any kind, does there seem to be any measure
of sustainability...!

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 I mean, WAKE UP, people...!

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It really is

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obscene that,

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since the pandemic started,

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there has been only 

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*three payments*

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delivered to Americans!

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Hence, that is

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why this page was created.

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It is for you to learn about me, about how we might be able to

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solve the challenges

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we face in America, 

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together.

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All I offer are ideas, a concept of sustainability.

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Whether or not there is something that can be gained from my ideas of sustainability, a common, shared goal, this is something that remains to be seen.

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What I will do:

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After taking pictures of you, 
I will seek your direction,

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even as we socially distance ourselves from one another through a Zoom call,

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in manipulating those photos I took of you.

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You will be able to see what I see on my screen. 

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I have more than enough artistic programs on

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my computer for me to use

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as you direct me on the style you want to be seen in.

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What I have done:

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You might have already seen my home page before.

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You might be asking yourself what else can I do.

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What does art look like as a finished item?

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Well, here are some photos of my art on Facebook, in a gallery I participated in, back in 2015:

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Those canvas prints

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are ones that

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I still have today:​

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Carl's Facebook Logo
The building previously known as “The Mistake on the Lake.”
Carl's Self Portrait

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As in Facebook gallery video above, notice my sense of humor with my facial expressions in these photos here...

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In 2016, I recorded myself and put those videos on YouTube and TV.

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I was volunteering at TCTV (Thurston County Television) at the time, which was becoming TCM (Thurston County Media).

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I wanted digital art to become understood and accessible to anyone that wanted to play around with it.

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This is why the videos were recorded, that is why the videos are still available today.

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The frustrating thing about this was that I wanted this to be an ongoing thing on the television channels of TCM...

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...but they wouldn't broadcast video that they had already broadcast, they always wanted fresh, new video to present.

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Even on a weekly or monthly scale, to keep creating video like this seemed to be an arduous process to me...

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...where I would be constantly reinventing the wheel.

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Over and over, I would demonstrate digital art?

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Sorry, it just seemed to be more and more a waste of time, the more I thought about doing such a thing.

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Well, in 2017, I felt particularly bold. 

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I wanted to do a big piece of art,

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the biggest size that I could order from Costco.

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For those who don't know, Costco is a bulk shopping warehouse center, a place that can be a place for many people’s shopping needs.

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This is what I came up with, a size that Costco, sadly, no longer offers:

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40 x 60 Inch Canvas Label
40 x 60 inch Lois & Superman

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Fans of the Superman movies may recognize the colorful illustration immediately above.

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For those who do not know, that image on the canvas is pulled directly from a frame in the film Superman, made back in 1978.

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I wanted to

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go HUGE

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in 2017 because of

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my confidence

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in producing canvas art.

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I wondered what would

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it be like to create

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such a large picture.

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I wondered what would

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it be like to see

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such a large picture.

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So, for the biggest picture that I could make from Costco at the time,

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...I thought the idea of a “larger than life” event,

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of a life being saved by
some flying, mystery man...

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...THIS was something to see.

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And it still is!

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With the art that you saw in the seconds long video above, the gallery on Facebook from 2015, 

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 I also ordered this artwork of Superman in 2017 from Costco...

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...and I am still amazed at how it has turned out, like it really is having a super man be as real as me...!

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The frame from the 1978 movie is contained in this 47 second clip of the film:

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I want to be transparent as much as possible.

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I don't just do this to show you what I can do.

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I also want to give you an idea on the conversations I’ve had with people as I tried to generate interest

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before this public release of my contract, which you can find at the end of this page.

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On the shipping box label of the 40 x 60 art piece, 

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you can clearly see the price I paid for it,

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basically $280.

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One person was inspired to ask me to be paid that much, $280, since I had afforded that before.

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No problem, right?

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WRONG.

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This is a BIG problem.

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Not only will doing these kinds of things result in the automatic removal of me working with you,

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I will keep a record of such communication coming from you, for my future reference.

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I do NOT have time
for such games.

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I am not your personal bank.

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I am not your personal lender.

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I am one person.

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But with this page,

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can I change the world?

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Yes, for some people,

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money is scarce.

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Meanwhile,

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I have a job.

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But that doesn't mean I will freely dispense $50 to whomever requests the money from me.

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What I’m doing is trying to

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change one wallet at a time.

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What this page is doing is

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changing one mind at a time.

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could be another way of explaining

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this philosophy of work and life.

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Money or water... don't ignore Mother Nature!

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Do you get it now ?

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If we all need money to survive,

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A policy of UBI 

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should be

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around the corner.

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Anyway,

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I wonder who this

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page might inspire.

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Not just in my city.

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Not just in my county.

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But I hope, throughout

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the entire United States.

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Consider the population of just one locality in America at 6,200 people, according to one website.

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2 out of 6,200

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In the pie charts above and below, look at the difference between two people

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 (me helping one other person) from 6,200 others above and from 62 others below.

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This is the reason for the pie chart above and the pie chart below, to show these perspectives.

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The pie chart below offers a different ratio, to show how immense the pie chart above is.

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The pie chart below shows two people out of 62 others.

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2 out of 62

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So even trying to serve 62 people in one year would be impossible for me.

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Why?

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Well, there are 52 weeks in a year, so I am unable to serve more people than 52 in one year,

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as I can only serve one person per week.

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But *ANY* ratio of people
is sized perfectly,

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for many American citizens to contact their elected representation in the U.S. Congress.

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Stick TOGETHER to WIN

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Whether or not that you believe that your representative does not listen to you or care about your needs,

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if you don't speak up,

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you are probably right in your negative view of government...

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...because you DON’T speak up!

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Nobody has the capacity

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to read minds.

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Not even you, yourself,

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have this ability.

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But there are enough of us, however, that are optimistic and that are willing to see things through, because we can.

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As humans, we have the right and the ability to change minds,

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change hearts, to do the impossible,

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simply because we can.

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Here, let this story of one man,

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a man formerly from Olympia,

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prove this ALL to you,

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that change isn't just possible,

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it is necessary for

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personal development.

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Regardless,

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whether he paid for the ticket

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entirely by himself

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or his family in Hawaii helped him,

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this is the point...

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 He got 

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the opportunity

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to go

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to his family in

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Hawaii

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 even while being

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homeless!

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And to be this productive

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while homeless 

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is some serious

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personal development!

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If you do things,

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if you create,

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there is no limit

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to your potential...!

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When you create things,

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...you will be wanted...

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...you will be needed.

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Creation.

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It is the solution

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to our lives.

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I’m showing you

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the path to

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free your

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own mind,

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but you need to

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take the first step

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yourself.

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Doing things of quality

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in your Life

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is important,

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 and when you do those things,

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 you have less interest

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in what $50

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actually means.

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Do you wish to have

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that mindset?

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Then fill out my contract

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at the bottom of this page.

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Let’s see how art can

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change your

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LIFE.

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that your income

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cannot

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start at $0,

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that your income

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must start at

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$2,000 

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per month.

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If every single American can get a monthly “stimulus” of even $1.5k per month by the end of 2021,

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we are well on our way to addressing the problems in our own homes, in our cities...

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...in our entire nation.

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Can I get you

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to stand up for yourself...?

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Can I get you

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to stand up for your community...?

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Can I get you

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to stand up for your entire world,

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however you define

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your entire world 

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to be...?

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 It starts today, it starts 

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NOW.

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Fill out my contract

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NOW.

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NOW.

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But Carl, I hear some of you cry. Please, one more thing...!

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“Carl, please tell us what kinds of apps you used to get those effects on your artwork!?

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Yes, this is a good idea to begin to end this page with, as I cannot be everywhere at once, even in Thurston County.

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You may think I am Superman, But I assure you, I am NOT Superman.

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***Insert two full minutes of my nonstop belly laughter here, complete with gushing tears.***

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*sigh* Anywhooo...

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Perhaps, by listing off the software I use, other people will notice that list,

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what I use to create art with and how painfully easy it can be to get this

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beautiful Earth started on a new way of thinking!

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Not only that, but they could use that same kind of software to help other people as how I want to help people.

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Well, I can only hope that would be the case...

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...even while living through a pandemic, there is still more to Earth than to experience just grief and isolation alone!

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Yes. I am going to list off the software that you can use on new Mac computers AND on Windows 10 computers.

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Anyway, however you choose to go about finding what works for you is also something I leave for you to decide.

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Here are the applications I use:

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With Mac, I have the following apps:

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And with Windows 10, I have the software I demoed, back in 2016,

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which you saw on YouTube!

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But unfortunately...

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...GIMP and G'MIC does not work on the latest computers from Apple.

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And it is unfortunate, because both GIMP and G'MIC are free software.

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Free to download, free to use.

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If you ARE using a platform that can support GIMP and G'MIC, why NOT download them and play with this free software?

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At any rate, I made more videos on both platforms to show that I do have these types of software installed as we create a sustainable future

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TOGETHER!

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Here, check out these clips:

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(...with apologies to you, if this is your photo of the State Capitol in Olympia...)

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Once again,

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And now, with Windows 10:

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GIMP with G'MIC:

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And since this is the first Windows computer I have bought, I thought I would also install Painnt on it.

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Painnt is an app that I know well from the Mac, also from my demonstrations on public access TV in 2016, video that you saw at the top of the page.

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Other applications:

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(Only Affinity Photo is NOT Mac only in the list directly above.) 

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Take note of the next set of links.

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While it may be cheaper and easier to use art created from a mobile or an online interface, the image quality can also be poor.

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Yes, I use online and mobile artificial intelligence programs.

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Artistic exploration is what is all about in being an artist...

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...I don't just rely on the desktop applications like Topaz Studio and Studio Artist to get a “painted look.”

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I use the above programs (either GIMP or Pixelmator) to sharpen and smooth the pixels on the images I am working on,

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so they are not fuzzy, washed out or distorted in any way when I enlarge the image,

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as the art made by online or mobile artificial intelligence would shrink the image more than what I want it to be.

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Any image on Mac and Windows would stay the same size, once I use the programs listed above.

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This is not true with all of the programs below. Some of them will reduce the size of the image automatically...

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...so I may use these following links

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FIRST, THEN

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I would enlarge the images and

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distort them, perhaps enhance them with

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Mobile applications:

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Online applications:

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What is your dream for yourself?

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What is your dream for your world?

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I invite you to stay in Wonderland

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and for you to see for yourself

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how deep this rabbit hole goes.

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I invite you to fill in my contract,

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and for you to see for yourself

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where creativity can take you.

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Endless Creativity for an Endless World.

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This is why I say:

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#EatSleepRenderRepeat

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Because,

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there is so much

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to do

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to make this world

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a happy,

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sustainable,

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profitable

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place to be.

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My Contract:

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Thank you for your interest!

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Good luck to ALL applicants!

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