77 Series: Woodward County
Woodward has a Talon
The first friend I made after graduating from the
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics was from Woodward. He is brilliant,
strong, and compassionate; your community has everything to do with instilling
those values. My grandfather always talked about how successful Woodward is and
how smart they were financially. My friend’s grandfather was an accountant and
a businessman with multiple companies. The grandfather’s son became a world
class attorney and the old companies are doing well, still providing services
and creating jobs in Oklahoma. Now that I am writing the 77 Series, I would
like to write Woodward County an essay for the descendants of the people who
established such a strong reputation. I already knew they were brilliant; I
went to Las Vegas with the family and played chess against the attorney. We did
not use a board, played by mind, and he beat me on the 16th turn. I
will never question Woodward brilliance. I know there is compassion as well and
compassion for Oklahoma is expressed in these words.
Growing up, I was a heavy investor in silver. Later I got into gold coins from the Byzantine Empire. I had become focused on obtaining the high quality Constantinople minted bullion from the Emperor Phocas reign, around 607 AD. No one knew of the Emperor, so the Julius Caesar coins from the same mint costs 153 times more. I bought as much Byzantinian currency as I could. I broke the sealed cases because I liked to hold my gold and knew I would never sell it; the case just separated me from my gold. I thought that investing in these metals would protect me and my family in case of a financial crisis. After landing on Maui with a survival backpack and exploring for a couple weeks, my gold and silver did nothing for me. I gave all my gold and silver to the people who befriended me, or showed kindness; I had a whole new outlook on survival.
Being able to produce and distribute food is how we can survive. Food is the investment we need to make to protect our families. I was a fool investing in precious metals no matter what discount I received or the volume I bought before 2009. There are dozens of ways to invest in food and I would like to talk about those. I mastered commercial food distribution over and over in the nation’s largest cities, and on Maui. I also made friends with a Cherokee woman who taught me lessons on nature and seed genetics. With that being said, I have a pretty wide scope of view when it comes to anything food.
The first investment involves livestock and poultry. It will pay off once federal legislation is passed to expand the meat processing industry to allow new market entrants. We can minimize the period should we be able to pass state legislation. This is a nationwide necessity and I would like to represent matters like this in the U.S. Senate. I will have to pass primaries on June 30th to be up on November 3rd. With your support I will write the necessary legislation in Washington D.C. My campaign page, www.bevonforsenate.com, has a fountain of words fully detailing my current industrial projects by county in a work called the 77 Series. I also have a pamphlet with 13 of my legislative intentions.
Should we eliminate the barriers of entry that exist in our state, the market will expand to the tune of 6 million hogs a year. I am still working on the chicken number, but when I untangle that knot, one of the other districts will get the news as I cycle through the 77 counties, writing of evolving economics. 6 million hogs annually is a big deal because that is about equal to our state’s annual consumption. I read annual 10K SEC required financial reports on literally any company who has one and am still waiting on several, but that’s neither here nor there. Right now, the owner of a magic box that turns hogs into money is a major investor in third world developing countries. Have you seen Casino Royale? Essentially I am James Bond, except I do not want the plane to blow up, I would just like to fill it with Oklahoman pigs because not doing is lost economic opportunity.
I have a personal motto now too that goes “seeds, not silver”. The second food investment I want to talk about is seeds. To be honest, I cannot find any seeds but grass seeds in Oklahoma City. I started extracting seeds from anything that bears them and experimenting. I have poblanos, serranos, tomatoes, and cherries right now, waiting to see if they grow. Oklahomans need access to seeds for not only home use, but for back up too. It could be facilitated by state legislation, but Oklahoma needs as many seeds for as many species as possible stored in the same place we used to keep our silver. This second investment is a survival investment; expect to literally swap your silver, but realize that the more seeds you have, the larger your orchards will be. I recommend investing in seeds to the whole state and believe ever American home should have seeds. This third investment is definitely for Woodward though.
The owners of the operations I have worked with in commercial food distribution liked service companies that kept growing generation after generation too. The cost breakdown structure and cost case analysis is far too much for this essay, but in summation, with a few or as many diesel trucks and a warehouse, you can have a food distribution company. I was integral in an operation in South Texas that distributed to Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Austin. The facility went from the worst out of 35 nationwide to number 1. We held that until I went to a different operation. At this OKC facility, I was essential in a black belt six sigma project that had a massive impact on its 60 or so facilities; my company stock almost doubled. The subsequent island operation was just getting started and I was planning to see how to expand food distribution from one island to a chain of islands. I realized that I wanted to be in legislation so I took a break from that project.
To put it simply, running one facility in say, Woodward that distributes statewide has an advantage. If you run this one facility air tight, your cost per case will be proportionately lower than the competition by the number of facilities they have. There are programs where you can collectively buy with the big players so everyone starts out on the same playing field, the efficiency and management of the operation determines success. I am fairly confident that with a little consultation Woodward could open a distribution warehouse with prices so low someone would have to be insane to pass up. Then some of those seeds will yield lush fruit and vegetables, hogs will be processed, and a whole new gear will be added to the mechanism we are building for Oklahoma’s economy. I suppose you could call it economic engineering.
I truly appreciate your time and for hearing me out on these topics. I am a writer and want to write in D.C. just like I am for Oklahoma right now. With your support that dream can come true. Thank you all for being so brilliant, strong, and compassionate; spreading those values throughout the state by instilling them in your children.