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Facilitate Wiz to be an Uber Driver

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Campaign created 17 months ago
Mark Wiz Turner  LAKEWOOD, CA
A Hand Up, Not a Handout

The Hook and Line are Beyond My Means.
"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach him to fish and he eats for life."
I'm not seeking a fish, I know well how to 'fish'. I'm seeking the tools, the 'pole' if you will. I need to work again, for everybody, not just some greedy boss. The solution I envision as driving for Uber or Lyft as an independent contractor. The eventual investment in plant equipment will be a low carbon footprint Tesla S P85D to drive as an independent contractor, but that costs $127,820. The plan to achieve that is to first purchase a smart phone, then use this GoFundMe stake to establish credit and then secure a credit union loan using as collateral the new-to-me car, the secured deposit, my un-gifted diamond engagement ring and my 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, and then attend a police auction to purchase a temporary suitable 2000 or newer vehicle with cash in hand, register and insure it — smartphone and car, are the two assets I'm missing to be self sufficient.

My Story
For fourteen years I had been the most requested chauffeur in Beverly Hills. That's not bragging, that's proof of my capabilities as a fabulous host and servant as well as a superior safe driver which increased my popularity. My conscience was troubled however by my occupation of leaving an enormous carbon footprint by polluting the atmosphere for profit. When approached by a panhandler I'd offer McDonald's gift certificates — that separated the adicts from the truly hungry. While commuting back and forth from work I'd assist disabled motorists - by changing a tire (in my tux) or driving them to a gas station and back. When they offered cash for my help I asked only that they pay it forward - assist others. While my wife worked 9-5, I worked weekends and evenings so I could be a stay at home dad and change to diapers of my two wonderful children, and ensure they do indeed become wonderful. She left one day to move in with her mom because I wouldn't agree to let her mom move in with us and because she refused to sober up and quit methamphetamine abuse. So she cleaned out the bank accounts and the apartment, stole my wallet and ID, my keys. She stole the new car which we had purchased so I could get to work realiably where no busses ran. I had just taught her to drive,  and to become a licensed driver (yet I still believe in empowering women.) She stole my kids, my dog and broke my heart. I couldn't get to work and couldn't drive for a living without the driver's license which she stole if I could (I was able to scrape together the $10 replacement fee and wait the 3 weeks for it in the mail.)
She worked in a legal office and used that to intimidate me and keep me poor. Consider the double standard you likely harbor, if I'd been a woman and my man dumped me in the gutter in the rain and stole everything, you'd be outraged and demand alimony. But because I'm supposed to take my new freedom "like a man" and "get over it and get a job."

Provide Job Security
"A single boss has the power to destroy my life, I'd rather have thousands rate my work, and shine like a star."
I'm generally happy with the status quo. If can find the joy in menial tasks, I'm not scanning for a bigger paycheck elsewhere. In essence, I get fired for my loyalty. Every small business I've worked full-time for since has found an excuse to fire me when it was time to honor their promise of medical insurance, vacation time or a raise. I have no debts nor a credit rating. I won't take welfare or unemployment and refuse to accept money from the government. I have no vices - don't smoke, drink or chase. I pay my taxes and would gladly pay double my income tax if I knew it was going into developing R&D for space exploration because my raison d'etre is to get my kids and other kids off this planet and be responsible caretakers of it until they are able to leave it clean. I desperately want to work and I'm not afraid of heavy labor.

I plan to labor in increasing efficiency.
The Sam's Club nearby consistently sells the lowest cost fuel in Los Angeles, but that membership will quickly pay for itself and is free for the first month. I have no job, no life, the temporary ability to live rent free. I plan to work, and sleep, work and sleep, visit the gym when I need a shower, then work and sleep, then return all the profits toward a down-payment on the Tesla.

Onward and Upward
Please contribute. If we can create the career, I can sustain and ramp up that career. Your kind and generous contribution WILL save me from the path I'm on toward becoming a filthy bum on the Public Dole. So you can gift a goat to Somalia or boost the economy here at home in the U.S. by createing a taxpayer who will buy two goats for Somalia..Help me become a productive member of society and continue to pay it forward as I bring others onward and upward.
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Update 4
Posted by Mark Wiz Turner
2 months ago
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I don't make money, I've been saving every dime,
I give you funny, and givng the world my time.

I can still make the world a better place.
Driving an Uber or Lyft car in the rat race.

I can build this land up, and really stand out,
Can you give a Hand Up, and not a Hand-Out?
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Update 3
Posted by Mark Wiz Turner
6 months ago
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This is not a hand out, it's a hand up. I've spent my life empowering others, not motivated by money. I'm not on the government dole, I just want to work for a living. I'm a fantastic limousine dirver, I've got the Thomas Guide in my head, but the same trait of Aspberger's Syndrome which augments my spatial directionality and reinforces the good driver habits beyond absolute lawfulness and following Vehicle Code such as Rules of the Road is the same trait which prevents me from continually working for an idiot or shady boss for any length of time. But I'm great with a thousand bosses. If kyou've ever been cut off by an impatient jerk, you would benefit by being my passenger and enjoying the relaxation of being embraced by safety.
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Update 2
Posted by Mark Wiz Turner
10 months ago
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Wake up and be delivered, intelligently with high class, in style, safe and secure. Facillitate Wiz to be an Uber Driver!
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Update 1
Posted by Mark Wiz Turner
15 months ago
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Let me do the driving! Premiums have been added - make a friend and forget the traffic! I'll give a tour, tell you the secrets of the universe or just shut up and drive. It's not yet uber, just your first return on investment.
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Campaign created 17 months ago
Created November 9, 2015
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