LET'S PUT SPRINGFIELD OHIO ON THE MAP~!
By Kenny Hendrick, SECOND ROUGH DRAFT
February 2, 2017
Springfield Ohio? Well, this would be a town if
it had a taxi....and somewhere to go.
The only taxi to be found in or around
Springfield Ohio, is a cop car.
No but seriously taxi cabs are, at the time of this writ, dubious.
One of the three taxi
"companies" told me that he would ordinarily be able to pick me up and
working, but that he had just taken sleeping pills and
did not think driving under the influence to be a good
idea. I hesitantly agreed. He told me to try another
taxi company, which we'll refer to the other taxi company as "Number
two" taxi company.
The second taxi company, a.k.a. Number Two, is
available five days out of the seven days in the week, between the
hours of too late and
forget-about-it...phhhttt.....not an option.
Still another taxi
(last one!) ...simply doesn't answer the phone...ever.
about the public transportation, you're on your own in
But what if we can put Springfield on
the map to where the other towns would WANT
to come here?
Then there'd be a need for a real taxi
company...or a bus even.
Read on, my great idea to save Springfield, and transform it into the
model town is forthcoming. ";-)
What about Springfield's Media P R O G R A M M I N G?
The media here is
readily-available from a few
regulated sources, just like everywhere else now.
However, in 2016 an outsourced media source touted
neat graphs and figures for the Springfield Citizens to aspire to.
"aspire" is not the best term, Springfield's fate.
I'll incorporate that link further down this page.
What about Springfield's Justice S Y S T E M?
Observing first-hand Springfield's Justice System (pronounced "just-us"
system), was enough for my having bothered to make a whole entire
pseudo-website about the issue. That being found here:
left in Springfield?
Well, on a positive note, I could tell you about the people. I like the
here. Some of the citizens in this area appear conservative, but for
the most part, black, white, hispanic, indian all alike, appear to be
open to new ideas and are friendly. I haven't been held at
knife or gunpoint yet, so that's saying something...sort of. I
am out in the country a bit.
However I feel the citizenry are screaming inside for something to
happen, a new leadership to stop the downward spiral of Springfield's
economy, their fate.
It appears that the most creative idea that the present leadership can
come up with is by enjoying the front of illusions with their tax cuts
to the monopoly box stores. Springfield has enough of the
monopoly-type businesses and it
appears to basically profit those most whom collect the taxes moreso
than the people. Those same monopoly stores are in
every city so how will Springfield acquire outside dollars if it can't
attract outside interests (in other words, if I live in Enon I'm not
coming to Springfield to shop at walmart....Enon has a walmart too (i
am actually just presuming that right now).
The much-needed new leadership needs to LESSEN the stringent
economic and social control over it's masses just long-enough so the
cash-poor citizens can rebound financially. The citizens
are basically demoralized with a seemingly low sense of optimism, and
for good reason. It's time to ...
My idea is to invest in NEW BUSINESSES that are unique!
Unique businesses are what draws a family to drive to another
Unique is what draws money from all the towns around that visit
opposed to the illusions of two choices in best buy or walmart,
mcdonald's or burgerking, kroger or....My point is, we've tried that
already the nation-over).
See, every City has a walmart in their back pockets these days.
Nobody is coming to Springfield for our Walmart, so no new money is
coming into Springfield and that is bad. Every City has a Home
Depot and/or a Lowes, so nobody is coming to bring Springfield a dollar
for the drive when they can just go to the monopoly store in their own
what if we took these vacant buildings and created something new that
only Springfield has to offer?
People from all around would have to come to Springfield
(*hopefully spending at least a dollar or more).
people are screaming for something exciting (hell, I caught myself
hoping for a tornado one night....seriously).
Okay, let's look at the facts.
Statistics show the stark decline in Springfield's income, but let's
look at this data a little closer.
Why is Springfield Dropping at such a dramatically differerent fall
than the rest of the Cities of Ohio?
Statistics also show that the Springfield population has been
diminishing, and yet our pay-rates have also?
With less people there should be an increase in value.
For instance, if you are the only mechanic in town, you can afford to
raise your rates $1.00 more than the nobody you're competing
with. You are a necessary agent so long as a motor exists.
Just to be clear, the illusion that more money is earned within the
cities is due to the cost of living factor.
Housing becomes a critical commodity within the cities, as does
food, water, etc. If the cities were to pay the same wage rates
as the hinterland, nobody could afford to go to work and the pay rate
wouldn't cover critical necessities (such as housing, food, fees,
fines, insurances, licenses, etc.).
So, when in
regard to the following statements concerning earnings, the figures are
used with the assumption of the cost of living being subtracted from
earnings leaving the residual.
When the polity opened our borders
in the Nafta / Cafta acts, the nation was intuitively against it.
Fugitives from other countries are sure to pack the list to arrive
here...sure, controlled media might have been programming a different
story into our last unwashed braincell, but for the most part,
most of us were apprehensive of the media's lauding of such an
event. The polity went ahead and opened wide the borders
When MAJOR industry, conglomerate monopolistic corporations
which are now global entities, need more profit, they call on their
"lobbyists" to buy the ability to move mountains (so to speak).
Bagfuls of money are carted off to
become "donations" to the politicians/public relations
group. Who can say "no" to a huge bagful of money?
The major industry needed more
profits and one way to attain more profits is to drive the pay-rates
and other perks down. Pay Rates and Perks are expenses, to the
The public, programmed with
media touting Walmart as the big bad entity, were flashed images of an
entity that sold products for only a few cents over the cost of their
purchases. On face value it all seems perfectly fair, until
you follow the ownership tree and ties. Imagine an American
Company that leaves America for lower taxes, fees, fines, licenses,
etc. That soon after your company relocates, all you
need do to sell your "chinese" products back to America is to use the
embedded corporation called Walmart (or Sam's or one of the last two
other players on the monopoly board).
However, it is possibly a magician's trick....and like a good
magician does, out comes the hand, it reveals products for cheap.
Intuitively, you should know
to look for the other hand, for it is in the other hand that the real
magic is taking place.
Working for the
Life is worth less
than Ten Dollars
Trade God's gift of an hour, for this?
A young man visitor stated to me that he earns only $9 (and some
change) per hour as a mental health physician.
Nine dollars for an hour of life. Hmmm...
I thought about that for a second and remembered that I was earning
more than that at age 16 and my position was manual and nowhere near
the level of this health physician.
His field is a specialized field, and in 2017 here in Ohio his pay rate
is just under $10.00 to alter his life for one hour. Ten dollars.
We won't delve into the possibilities of what this man could have
chosen to do otherwise with that one hour of life, until tested we'll
never know. To ensure that the young man fall in line and
never doubt the worth of his life, up goes the utility prices or up
goes the taxes or up goes the new regulations....trapped.
Looking from another perspective, let's consider which group
would command a higher rate of pay, the large group (such as a city) or
the town with a small population ? Keep
in mind, the illusion is to show much higher rates in the city but look
at the poverty and other take-aways. Surrounding yourself
with the lucky few in a city that have jobs will not ensure that you
will always maintain that job (now which group are you in?).
The answer is, the smaller population earns higher than the larger
More people mean more labor to choose from, but it raises
competition in the labor force causing lower pay rates. And
although these lower pay rates are higher than in the outlying areas
(generally), there are also many variables which actually reduce the
general pay rate between the groups.
For instance, If there's only one job opening,
and you're the only person in the room applying for the job,
you'd have the job and your value would go up (regardless of
whether you are in the city or the outlying areas).
However, when the walls are removed as in Nafta, and
everybody and their brother is let into a country, fierce competition
for jobs ensures a lower pay rate to the lowest "winner" of the room of
50 men and woman trying to apply for the same ONE job.
Hungry people are desperate people.
that's why I ask, when seeing the Springfield Ohio statistics, WHERE IS
How is it possible that our town of Springfield has been dropping
in population, as shown on the graph below, but their earnings
are also dropping (as opposed to a constant or increased
Let's say, for
arguments sake, you are in a house and there's 3 other people
that live with you in that house. Regardless of where you
might be in the pecking order, you adjust to that position you've been
relegated to (or beat down till you learn your place, if someone else
is king). If you live in that same house for 20 years with
the same 3 other people, you all will know every nook and cranny
of one another's personalities, the weaknesses and strengths, the
quirks and boiling points, etc. You know your place. You know the
routine. You have a place to call home. It's a secure
feeling to have familiar surroundings day in and day out. But,
what happens when after 20 years of living in that house when all of a
sudden the walls are removed against the occupants
wishes? The walls are down. Now you're
cold. Now you barely get to talk to the other three that
you've come to know. Now you find you are sharing your bed with
150 other people you don't know. Some of them speak a strange
language and have peculiar attitudes, customs, religions, some of them
hate you, because you had a house and they didn't.
If a group wanted another group to allow the first group to hire more
forces that would keep the second group in order, all it need do is
give a reason to the second group to beg for their
oppression. Nafta allowed fugitives, who are the first wave
to want to leave their homeland for obvious reasons, now there's more
crime. Are you ready for more police now?
The nation is almost $22 TRILLION dollars in debt ( http://usdebtclock.org
), mismanagement trickled down.
Chain of command will ensure the looters get away with the "Greatest
heist ever", to quote me.
But back to Springfield
NPR News provided us with the
following population decline for Springfield.
three years we have a "Give the next Generation a Break" Festival.
Well, it's not actually a festival, however it would be a tri-annual
reason to celebrate if you happen to still be in control of your kids.
Springfield Ohio has way too many vacant business shops and
Springfield appear to be a potential ghetto-town.
But what if we raised 12% Tax increase on all those vacant buildings
that go unrented?
That would be incentive for the wealthy few landowners to get some of those
buildings producing, instead of dragging us all
Oh, the taxes, right. Well, there's a way out of that 12%
increase for allowing a building to go unrented (making Springfield
look like a ghetto in the making).
Here is how
the "Give the next generation a break" festival works:
A property-owner of
unrented buildings could avoid the 12% increase in taxes by simply
opting for the Save Springfield Program which would allow our kids
reduced or rent-free spaces for that particular
Those kids are filled with niche
One of your Springfield kids is going
to open one of those vacant commercial buildings and is going to
Kids from other townships will drag
those parents with them (even if the parents drop the kid off and
go to walmart while the child shops in the new town's shop), and cities
will come to the new store for and by the kids (as an example).
Kids will possibly inspire the parents
to get involved too! Family-based comeback.
Those kids of yours will
aspire! Those kids of yours will create! Those kids of
yours will compete! Those kids of yours will excel!
What does Sprinfield have to
We're already at the bottom!
Give a kid a break, give him or her a
place in which to express themselves, to draw other townships and their
citizens to see what a model town can do when it departs from the
Unique, peculiar, wild market place
that only a kid can create.
buildings would suddenly become un-vacant. By going in a
wild new direction that may at first glance seem bizarre, might be the
one direction that might save our tiny
Springfield. New incentive; where the kids can
express themselves by creating new niches and markets, in an effort to
turn the trending direction of value here in Springfield, around.
One kid might make his or her own
clothes and try his or her hand at business (free of all the
profiteering legislation stipulations which are heaped against
anyone that might otherwise go that route). Surely we can
pave the direction for the children whom are the next
generation? Void of jobs ensures your house is broken
into, your property is stolen, your family member is physically harmed
Give the next generation a break. Even God
commanded a Sabbath, a rest from the profiteering from a land.
Cease the stringent economic
and social control and watch our own offspring save Springfield with
their creative handiwork....no legal bars allowed.
Imagine the doctor's office that went out of business and lay vacant
for years at the end of your block, when all of a sudden you get the
call from a neighbor-friend of yours with the usual questions, "What
are you doing?", you reply "Nothing, what about you?", and blah blah
blah with a whole bunch of words saying a little of
nothing. Oh but no, wait! That Doctor's office
now has a kid or group of kids in it that are selling ice cream without
the poisons, or non-gmo greens, or glow-in-the-dark frosty
drinks....NOW YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT! Do you
wanna go to see what is going on down there? Sure you do, your
friend too! Now the money is moving and the people are out,
and LO~! Poeple from all over Dayton and those "c" towns are coming to
Springfield! Imagine a city with not only a taxi, but a reason
for one! Imagine a city that becomes the model city and shows
what a collaborative community effort can achieve!
some faith in those kids, release the tethers and restraints for a
minute. If the kid is found to be doing something
egregious, then he or she loses. But if the kid should
excel, then after the first year grace period of rent-free or reduced
rent, the kid is now free to continue at the regular rental
rates. C'mon Springfield Polity, let's instill some sense
of self-worth and self-esteem in your kids!
All we need to
do to turn this slump around is for the leadership to go on vacation
for a year j/k';-)
Not to change the subject but...
Although I find the
population here to be highly rated, not so with the weather. If you
wanted to go solar....you need 4 times the panels that would be
required in other states such as Florida, Arizona, Southern Cali, and other sunnier
locations. I lived in another State prior to
Ohio, the Codes
Enforcement Department was less strict there (in fact, almost transparent). Whereas
the Codes Enforcement
Department in German Township could just as easily be painted wearing a
cowboy hat perched atop a horse with his sidearm drawn! Ah
just as well....there's
just not enough sun in Ohio for a cheap solar plant anyway.
One wind generator isn't
cut it here either, there's some decent wind right now but all-in-all I
believe that to finance a one-generation self-powered homestead will
entire lifetime. Ohio = more panels, more
space, more wire, more charge controllers, more maintenance (who knew
it was going to snow on my panels....and then just sit there!).
By the way, the
only reason I'm bothering to leave this review of Springfield is the
fact that I'm stuck.....I've never lived in a town without a
taxi...what do people do to get around here if they don't drive?
I almost overlooked something; Springfield has GREAT
soil if you want to grow your own food!
I would like to see my
immediate community here in the German Township of Springfield Ohio,
come together to create a
common collective of the properties for the benefit of the immediate
For instance, I have an acre without fences. All of
my neighbors also have about an acre without fences.
That means we all have unused, potentially profitable yet untapped
resources (we'll call them back yards). The backyards all
without fences. But what if we put up a fence
to include a portion of
each of our yards? We sign a contract with eachother that if
anyone wants to drop out
the neighorhood garden program, that person need only alter the fence
off their piece of the
clarify, the fence would not be erected to keep
people out but to keep the critters away from the naturally grown
food! I believe the neighbors would MAKE time to be in
that common garden! Some would come out because it's
a piece of
their property in that fenced-in area and others would come out because
they never knew their immediate neighbor and want to learn more of that
other person. Some would come out because they are bored, and
want to chat with their other immediate neighbor over this issue or
that. And of course, some would come out to the garden and
be gung ho
because he or she simply loves gardening.
neighbors would all reap the
benefit of garden-fresh food at almost zero-cost....a fence, a seed, a
Springfield has a decent
Fire Department. One time (true story) a plastic plant was found
on fire, and
although it was already extinguished by yours-truly, the Springfield
Fire Department arrived in record-time and took extra measure to ensure
that the Crow rental hadn't any remaining embers. The
Springfield Fire Department created very clear, concise
reports of the incident, complete with
an estimated loss statement.
offer free copies of the incident if requested.
These guys are A+ in my opinion.
Springfield could use a better website.
At the time of this writing, there is a website that Springfield
has, it's called https://springfieldohio.gov.
*update Feb 6,
2018: The website is looking better but is it not
possible to give the working class police a better image with real
faces (they deserve that much).
I'm not one to knock
another man's work but that webpage needs to be revamped. Presently
they have a dismal website with what could easily pass as China's Red
Army in the place labelled POLICE.
The people in the photo are wearing
uniforms with a headpiece I've never noticed here, the eyes are all
covered with sunglasses. Sunglasses indicate something to hide, a
non-human(e) wall of resistance, but
there they all are, somewhat unidentifiable. Surely we could paint a
less morbid picture of our police force here. Underneath the picture of
the regime-wandered warriors is another picture labelled FIRE
RESCUE. At this
point it becomes apparent to me that these are some canned pictures
since words cover the features of the few faces in these
working class robbed of identity again, just a bunch of frowning faces
with glasses on. Surely
we can do better than this.
Here is the original docment which left me wondering. It is dated
in Decline , message by URI BERLINER
Sigh....well....hmmm No taxi, huh? hmm....
need, potential market, potential income....all I need is a