Prison PenPal Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Anthony is 57 years old and incarcerated in the US (CA).

Meet AnthonyPost: EducationPost: The Pandemic DividePost: E-Discovery & Data SciencePost: Religious PhilosophyPost: Executive ClemencyPost: Education Law ClerkPost: CVPost: Coming Soon by Dr. J!Post: 12/2021 - JUST PUBLISHED!Post: 01/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 01/2022 - JUST PUBLISHED!Post: 02/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 02/2022 - JUST PUBLISHED!Post: 03/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 04/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 05/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 06/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 07/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 08/2022 - STOCK PICPost: NOBEL RECOMMENDATIONPost: 09/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 10/2022 - STOCK PICPost: 11/2022 - STOCK PICMore about AnthonyContact InformationSentence Information

Hello friends!

I would like to meet pen pals and prayer partners for friendship, fellowship, and fun! I am a candidate for a Ph.D. in Christian Education and have found my calling while incarcerated. I love to teach! I teach GED, ESL and Adult Continuing Education courses at the prison and am looking forward to teaching at the university level upon release using my faith-based teaching philosophy.

I would also like to correspond with someone to answer the question: Does God exist? This is a fundamental question, one which most of us ask ourselves at some time in our lives. The answer which each of us gives affects not only the way we behave, but also how we understand and interpret the world, and what we expect for the future. If God exists, then human existence may have a purpose, and we may even hope for eternal life. If not, then we must create any meaning in our lives for ourselves: no meaning will be given to them from the outside, and death is probably final.

It has been stated that a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. Come walk with me…

For more about me, visit my LinkedIn here. Thank you!

Education -with Dr. J

As a Ph.D. candidate in Christian Education, I have designed an education curriculum based on my education philosophy consisting of three critical characteristics:
1. Rigorous curriculum;
2. Focus on key topics; and
3. Coherent logic.

I have designed an education curriculum for GED, ESL and financial literacy for adult continuing education. And I ensure that my students engage in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity while learning. My philosophy is that each class should not be more than 25-30 minutes and each course should focus on no more than 7+/-2 items on a checklist. Seven plus/minus two is a legal art of persuasion on limitations of information transmission and is the magic number that characterizes people’s memory performance on random lists of letters, words, numbers, etc. This theory was advanced by George A. Miller, a cognitive psychologist, and is known as “Miller’s Law.”

Let’s take a moment to think about the magic number of seven:
-Seven wonders of the world
-Seven seas
-Seven deadly sins
-Seven daughters of Atlas in the Pleiades
-Seven ages of man
-Seven primary colors
-Seven notes on a musical scale
-Seven days of the week

As an educator, I plan to use Miller’s Law as a guide in my teaching curriculum. Education is the key. It opens doors!

The Pandemic Divide -with Dr. J

The pandemic has divided the economy in a “K”-shaped recovery with the upper level representing well-educated professionals and business people working in the digital economy, investments, and tech-driven ventures. The bottom level represents the lower-wage, and low-skilled workers with old-line survival businesses, like travel & tourism, restaurants, retail and hotel employees.

The International Monetary fund has called the dynamic, “the great divergence.” The United Nations has dubbed the pandemic the “inequality virus.”

Until the economic shock of the virus and lockdowns, the 21st century had largely been a story of the developing world reducing the gap with the developed world in terms of wealth, health, stability, and education. In Latin America, well over 100 million children -more than half the total- are out of school, and many are unlikely to return, raising fears of a generation losing the benefits of education.

Online schooling isn’t feasible across much of the developing world, where Wi-Fi networks aren’t routinely available and the poor can’t afford or get access to the internet. And, with the pandemic, developing nations have experienced higher lending rates, metastasizing longer term borrowing, which will stifle the kind of investments needed for infrastructure and education.

For more information on the pandemic divide, pick a copy of my book, “The Pandemic Divide,” by Anthony Johnson, Ph.D., on Amazon. Other books in the pandemic series include:
– Post-Pandemic Debt Economics
– Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis
– Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis II (Summer 2021)
– Foreclosure Pandemic
– Small Business Pandemic
– The Pandemic Crash of 2029
– Economic Disparity: The Pandemic Effect and Racism’s Economic Toll
– Broadband Pandemic
– The Pandemic Isn’t God’s Will: How Religion Will Continue to Shape Modern Economics in a Post-Pandemic World (Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021)

E-Discovery & Data Science -with Dr. J

In the computer age, 99% of all documents are created and stored electronically. With the press of a computer key, an email can be sent around the world.

Electronic documents have been described as email, spreadsheets, word processing documents, audio, video, or any other content that has metastasized in a digital format.

Like it or not, electronic evidence is here to stay. The voluminous nature of data creation is making it more difficult to coral relevant electronically stored information. Herein lies the essence of electronic discovery and data science to narrow the vast disconnect between the layperson and technology. My e-discovery “nuts and bolts” and data science series will be your guide in your efforts to marry technology with document creation and retrieval.

My Electronic Discovery “Nuts and Bolts” and Data Science series include:
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Identity Theft Prevention and Protection, Volume I
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Identity Theft Prevention and Protection, Volume II
– The Essentials of E-Discovery That Every Lawyer Needs to Know
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Healthcare Professional (101 Tips for Healthcare Professionals), with Dr. Dale Newton
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Paralegals
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Financial Arbitration
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Consumer Debt Mediation
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Post-Conviction Relief
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Pro Se Litigants
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for International Tax Lawyers (The Panama Papers, Volume I)
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Lawyers in the European Union (The Panama Papers, Volume II)
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Cyber Insurance Litigation Readiness
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Wrongful Termination
– The Essentials of E-Discovery: The Role of Mediation in ESI Disputes
– Too Big For Fraud (E-Discovery for Foreclosure)
– Too Big For Fraud (Crisis of the Day Short Story)
– Medical Deficit Disorder
– A Debtor’s Burden

Religious Philosophy -with Dr. J

My religious philosophy is based on the premise that the Christian life is more than creeds, professions, and convictions. For me, it also includes conduct and character. Our deeds must be commiserate with our creeds, and our belief system should be evident with Christlike behavior.

For me, Christianity is not a religion or philosophy, but a relationship and a lifestyle. The core of that lifestyle is thinking of others and doing unto others as you would like them to do unto you. The Bible says, “We should think of their good and try to help them by doing what pleases them. Even Christ did not try to please himself.” Romans 15: 2-3 (CEV)

Thinking of others is at the forefront of living in Christlike manner and the best evidence of spiritual growth. It takes a lot of work, focus, and responsibility in becoming Christlike. I have learned to lean on three guardrails to achieve my goal of becoming more like Christ:
– First, I have learned, and am continually learning to let go of old ways of acting, which metastasizes from my thinking;
– Second, I must continually change the way I think because the mind is the transformer which enables actions;
– Third, I have learned from my spiritual studies to “put on” the character of Christ by developing new, godly habits. My character is essentially the sum of my habits; it is how I habitually act and is ultimately the end product of who I am. I cannot be more, do more, or become more without character.

In his book, “Sacred Pathways,” Gary Thomas identifies nine of the ways people draw near to God and become Christlike:
1. NATURALISTS are most inspired to love God out-of-doors, in natural settings;
2. SENSATES love God with the senses and appreciate beautiful worship services that involve their sight, taste, smell, and touch;
3. TRADITIONALISTS draw closer to God through rituals, liturgies, symbols, and unchanging structures;
4. ASCETICS prefer to love God in solitude and simplicity;
5. ACTIVISTS love God through confronting evil, battling injustice, and working to make the world a better place;
6. CAREGIVERS love God by loving others and meeting their needs;
7. ENTHUSIASTS love God through celebration;
8. CONTEMPLATIVES love God through adoration; and
9. INTELLECTUALS love God by studying with their minds.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to worship and friendship with God. Take a moment to reflect on these concepts and let me know how you love God. I will be excited to hear from you!

Executive Clemency Submitted

Anthony Johnson has submitted a Petition for Executive Clemency to the President of the United States. The Office of the Pardon Attorney, Elizabet G. Oyer, Pardon Attorney, has received the petition on October 18, 2022. However, to date, the petition has not yet been uploaded to the system as it customarily takes about 8 weeks before the petition is loaded for review and processing.

President Biden has announced that April is “Second Chance Month” and I believe that I will make the cut for consideration in April of 2023 for clemency based on a showing of remorse, repentance, and rehabilitation, which include pending certification as a Teacher Aide from the U.S. Department of Labor, earning a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, postdoctoral research in Technology and Enterprise Education, award-winning GED Tutor, Adult Continuing Education (A.C.E.) Instructor for “First Step Act”-approved tutorials in Credit Analytics, Data Science, Small Business Entrepreneurship, Legal Research, Blockchain Technology, Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis, and GED Mathematical Reasoning, as well as appointment as Adjunct Tutor for Introductory Statistics course at Merced College, and recommendation for nomination for a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (2022).

For clemency lookup, visit: www.justice.gov/pardon/search-pending-clemency-case-files (Anthony Johnson #37002-066).

Education Law Clerk -with Dr. J

In addition to my duties and responsibilities teaching GED and ESL preparation, I am also the USP Atwater Law Clerk and have assisted over 50 inmates in petitioning courts around the country for relief in the form of vacatur of conviction and sentences, reduction of sentences, and restoration of appellate rights nunc pro tunc. Using Miller’s Law (the legal art of persuasion on limitations of information transmission (7+/-2)), I have developed a 7-step process for implementation and drafting of federal post-conviction petitions on behalf of inmates to the court.

My seven-step checklist is as follows:
1. ISSUE: If you have 5 or 6 potential issues to be presented for consideration to the court, pick the best issue. If you will not prevail on the best issue, you surely will not prevail on the others;
2. RULE AND APPLICABLE LAW: Cite the rule of procedure, law, circuit and/or Supreme Court precedent you are relying upon.;
3. APPLICABILITY: Apply the rule and applicable law and court decisions to your own particular case;
4. OFF-THE-RECORD ALLEGATIONS: Post-conviction petitions should only contain off-the-record or “out-of-court” statements that are not part of the court record. Rule 4 of the Rules Governing 2255 Motions clearly requires the court to dismiss the petition “if the files and records of the case conclusively show movant is not entitled to relief”;
5. EXECUTION: Execute the petition with flawless precision;
6. STRATEGIZE LITIGATION: Always anticipate an adverse answer to the petition at the lower court level. If you do not anticipate the adverse decision, you will not be successful on appeal. Issues not presented and preserved below, cannot be reviewed above. (Adversity anticipated, is adversity denied);
7. PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LAW: There is more to post-conviction practice and procedure than just the petition to the court. Do not send micromessages to the apposing party that anxiety has the best of you and that you are only filing to pass what I call the “splatter test” (filing multiple issues to see what sticks).

Anthony Johnson, PhD

EDUCATION AND LEARNING PROFESSIONAL *RECOMMENDED FOR NOMINATION FOR NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMIC SCIENCES (2022)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Christian Education (2022 during incarceration)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Technology & Enterprise Education, University of Bedfordshire (UK) (2022 during incarceration)
Department of Labor, Teacher Aide Certification (2022 during incarceration)
Studied International Business Law, University of Liverpool (UK)
Studied Undergraduate Laws, University of London (UK)
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma, E-Discovery Project Management and Data Science, Bryan University
ThB and ThM, Christian Bible College and Seminary
Professional Mediation Certification, Lakewood College
Professional ADR-Arbitration Certification, Adams State College
ABA Paralegal Certification, Penn State University
Foreign Language Proficiency: Spanish, French & Italian

AUTHOR

“E-Discovery Nuts and Bolts” Essentials 20-Book Series
“Post-Pandemic Debt Economics” 9-Book Series (during incarceration 2020-2022)
Post-Pandemic Debt Economics
Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I
Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis II
Foreclosure Pandemic
Small Business Pandemic
The Pandemic Crash of 2029
Economic Disparity-The Pandemic Effect and Racism’s Economic Toll
The Pandemic Divide
Broadband Pandemic

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, USP Atwater, Education GED/ACE Instructor (2018 – Present)

ENTREPRENEURIAL PURSUITS

Founder & CEO: AdjuncTutorials, LLC (Online Comprehensive Learning). Founded as part of PhD studies to provide comprehensive “First Step Act”- approved online tutorials to incarcerated persons, as well as colleges and universities around the world.

PHILANTHROPIC PURSUITS

Managing Director: Christian Education Ministries. Founded as a faith-based education ministry as part of postdoctoral research, guided by the religious teachings of Jesus on the corporal works of mercy, to provide financial educational assistance in the from of grants to inmates seeking higher education after obtaining a GED or high school equivalency while incarcerated, teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to foreign nationals, mentor entrepreneurship, and answer the challenges of work, wages and the yawning wealth-gap by using Christian education and financial literacy to reduce poverty.

Visit: www.LinkedIn.com/Anthony “Dr. J” Johnson, PhD.

Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis II

Did you miss Carrier Global at $14.78 in April 2020? Microsoft at $139.06 on March 13, 2020? Ring Central at $179.81 on March 13, 2020? Illumina at $239.06 on March 20, 2020? If so, you missed tremendous opportunities to build wealth over time! These opportunities were illuminated in my book, “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis,” the debut from my post-pandemic stock analysis series.

If you would like a tutorial on how to analyze stocks using electronic data science and step-by-step easy to use analytics, this book is for you! “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis II” is currently being published and will be available by Labor Day 2021! Post-pandemic day traders are not invited!

Pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis” by Anthony Johnson on Amazon as a primer so you don’t miss out on tremendous wealth-building opportunities!

Anthony “Dr. J” Johnson is a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Education, studied International Business Law at the University of Liverpool (UK), and earned a post-baccalaureate diploma in E-Discovery Project Management and Data Science from Bryan University.

Visit Anthony “Dr. J” Johnson, Ph.D. on LinkedIn.

DECEMBER 2021 – JUST PUBLISHED!

“Post-Pandemic Debt Economics – 2nd EDITION,” is Anthony’s first of a 10-book of what he has coined his “post-pandemic debt economics” series, which examines the cost of the pandemic that go beyond medical debt, metastasizing from shelter-in-place orders, loss of jobs, cost of testing and treatment, due to the pandemic. This how-to book will illuminate how to eliminate pandemic-related debt and restore your FICO score using credit analytics.

Anthony Johnson is a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Education, studied International Business Law at the University of Liverpool (UK), earned a Diploma in English Common Law at the University of London (UK), and has a graduate diploma in E-Discovery Project Management and Data Science from Bryan University. He is the founder and CEO of AR/VR Learning, a faith-based virtual learning and education technology company founded as part of his Ph.D. studies as a financial literacy project guided by the religious teaching of Jesus on the corporal works of mercy, which include helping youth obtain a GED, teaching ESL to foreign nationals, mentoring entrepreneurship, and answering the challenges of the yawning wealth-gap for the betterment of the world using education, technology, and financial literacy to reduce poverty.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

The “Stock Pic of the Month” for January 2022, based on my recently published book, “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I” is: KYNDRYL (KD): $18.10.

Kyndryl is a spinoff from IBM. It spunoff from IBM in December 2021. Kyndryl was IBM’s information technology services unit. The balance sheet states that it has 4,600 clients in 115 countries. Information technology services is a $500 billion market. With the effectuation of this spinoff, Kyndryl can now partner across all cloud services providers and is no longer limited to IBM which will generate cash and stronger profits.

The numbers don’t lie: Of IBM’s $77.15 billion in total revenue in 2019, Kyndryl had $19 billion in sales in 2019-20. My math indicates that equals 24% of IBM’s revenue. As of September 2021, IBM was trading at $136.43. If Kyndryl is responsible for 24% of that stock price, then, if it were to stand alone, it would have a stock price of $32.64.

Kyndryl is currently trading at $18.00 per share. It has room to grow. Remember, as punctuated in Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I, the Penn State study concluded that the largest stock gains for spinoff companies took place not in the first year of the spinoff, but in the second year! That means that you should be strategic in your investment approach and watch the movement of the newly spunoff company for the first year, then, when the second year comes around, make your move!

If you have not already done so, pick up a copy of Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I-THIRD EDITION for more information!

POST-PANDEMIC STOCK ANALYSIS I

Just Published! Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I is part of a two-book training course designed to help non-professional investors develop confidence and skills that enable them to effectively analyze hidden stock market opportunities. Designed especially for novice investors offering a 7-step checklist and proof-of-concept as a powerful tool!

If you are looking for a tutorial on how to analyze stocks using data science and step-by-step easy to use analytics, this book is for you! Post-Pandemic Day Traders are not invited!

Pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Debt Economics-SECOND EDITION” to get your financial house in order so you can begin to master the art of finding hidden stock market opportunities.

Anthony Johnson is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Christian Education, studied International Business Law at the University of Liverpool (UK), English Common Law at the University of London (UK), and earned a post-baccalaureate diploma in E-Discovery Project Management and Data Science from Bryan University, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree in Theology from Christian Bible College and Seminary. For more information about Anthony, visit his LinkedIn.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

“Stock Pic of the Month” for February 2022, based on my recently published book, “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis II” is: QUALTRICS (XM): $27.06. The EXTRAORDINARY CORPORATE EVENT: SPINOFF.

The Utah-based company, which provides subscription-based software to businesses looking to evaluate their customers’ experiences, was SPUNOFF from German software giant SAP in January 2021. SAP still remains a majority owner of Qualtrics.

THE BALANCE SHEET: Qualtrics has beaten Wall Street revenue targets every quarter since the spinoff, with the largest coming in the fourth quarter 2021, which revenue jumped 48% year over year to $316 million, growth accelerating from 41% rise reported for the third quarter 2021. The company’s annual revenue just crossed $1 billion for the first time, and projects 31% revenue growth for 2022.

REMEMBER THE PENN STATE STUDY: The study concluded the largest gains for spinoff companies occurred in the second year after the spinoff. Qualtrics is now in the second year! Pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” the two-book training course for more information!

POST-PANDEMIC STOCK ANALYSIS II

Just Published! Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis II is the second part of the two-book training course designed to help non-professional investors develop confidence and skills that enable them to effectively analyze hidden stock market opportunities. Designed especially for novice investors offering a 7-step checklist as proof-of-concept as a powerful tool!

If you are looking for a tutorial on how to analyze stocks using data science and step-by-step easy to use analytics, this book is for you! Post-Pandemic Day Traders are not invited!

Pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Debt Economics-SECOND EDITION” to get your financial house in order so you can begin to master the art of finding hidden stock market opportunities!

Anthony Johnson is a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Education, studied International Business Law at the University of Liverpool (UK), English Common Law at the University of London (UK), and earned a post-baccalaureate diploma in E-Discovery Project Management and Data Science from Bryan University. For more information about Anthony, visit his LinkedIn.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

“Stock Pic of the Month” for March 2022, based on my recently published two-book training course, “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” is” NUTRIEN (NTR): $27.97 (December 2020). The EXTRAORDINARY CORPORATE EVENT: REGORGANIZATION.

NUTRIEN has reorganized from genetically modified seed manufacturing to include biotechnology, a market projected to grow 7.07% compound annual growth rate between 2019 and 2025, with nearly $90 billion spend in 2018. Nutrien’s biotechnology innovations include seed breeding techniques and tools to modify organisms to affect yield, size, and/or color.

SUPPLY/DEMAND IMBALANCE: Currently, the planet contains 7.6 billion inhabitants, but the population is expected to expand to 9.8 billion by 2050. Farmers are tasked with feeding the world, but increasingly, they need to do so with fewer resources. The good news is that agricultural technology designed to address this growing need is booming. And, the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Biden, will direct federal conservation payments to farmers who use their fields to capture more carbon, in conjunction with agribusiness firms that have jump-started farm produce carbon-offset credits.

INFLATION: Congress has approved nearly $5.9 trillion in spending in 2020-21. The federal debt rose by $5 trillion between February 2020 and June 2021, to $22.2 trillion. Thus, inflationary pressure is upon us. Even with inflation, stagnation, deflation, war time or peace time, the world will still require one valuable resource: FOOD!

NUTRIEN has nearly tripled in stock price from $27.97 in December 2020 to over $77.00 as of February 2022. I expect continued growth with supply/demand, inflation, and the world continues to need food. Pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II” for detailed analysis.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

“Stock Pic of the Month” for April 2022, based on my recently published two-book training course, “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” is: SERIES I SAVINGS BONDS or “I-BONDS.”

EVENT: INFLATION. INTEREST RATE INCREASES. SUPPLY-CHAIN DISRUPTIONS AND BOTTLENECKS. TIGHT LABOR MARKETS. STOCK MARKET UNCERTAINTY. SURGE IN OIL AND COMMODITY PRICES. SOARING HOME PRICES. INCREASE IN DEFENSE SPENDING. INSECURITY IN THE WORLD’S FOOD SUPPLY. WAR IN UKRAINE.

In 1996, President Clinton established I-Bonds, guaranteed, inflation-linked securities issued directly by the Treasury to people and companies. Today, I-Bonds pay a healthy 7.12% annual return, adjusted every six months to reflect changes in consumer price inflation. One would be hard pressed to find a better, safer investment in this uncertain environment.

Currently, individual investors are limited to purchasing only $10,000 in I-Bonds a year. (A loophole in the IRS Code allows taxpayers eligible for a federal tax refund to buy an additional $5,000 of I-Bonds, not a bad deal!). I would suggest my readers to diversify your portfolio with a balance of stocks and I-Bonds. Investor interest has ramped up with the rise of inflation. My research has uncovered that over the past three months alone, I-Bond purchases soared to $7.1 billion, compared with an average of $700 million a year during the decade before.

I-Bonds can be used as a hedge to inflation and are superior to other Treasury securities, including the well regarded Treasury inflation-protected securities, or TIPS, which have experienced a loss of up to 5% since January 1, 2022 as news of more inflation lifted yields and hammered bond prices.

THE KICKER: I-Bonds can be redeemed at any time after 12 months with a modest penalty, amounting to three months of interest. And, after five years there is no redemption penalty whatsoever!

For more information, pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” the two-book training course, by Anthony Johnson at Amazon.com.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

“Stock Pic of the Month” for May 2022, based on my recently published two-book post-pandemic stock analysis training course is: CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE, INC. (CTVA)

EXTRAORDINARY CORPORATE EVENT: SPINOFF from DowDupont in 2019.
Corteva AG is a seed and pesticide make formed from the 2017 merger of Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. The subsequent break-up of that merger has resulted in three new companies: 1) Dow, with $48.8 billion in revenue in 2018; 2) DuPont, with $22.6 billion in revenue in 2018; and 3) Corteva Agriscience with $14.3 billion in revenue in 2018. Corteva’s debut follows Bayer AG’s $63 billion purchase in 2018 of Monsanto, the biggest seed company, and Syngenta AG’s $43 billion sale to China National Chemical Corp., commonly known as ChemChina, in 2017.

PRE-RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE: On February 16, 2022, The Wall Street Journal had reported food-price inflation, in conjunction with increase in seed prices, would constitute a surge in price of crop-seed and pesticide suppliers, like Corteva, which has punctuated that prices it charges farmers for seeds rose 10% in its most recent quarter and its crop-protection products were up 6% compared with the prior year to offset inflation.

POST-RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE: Farmers around the world will continue to struggle as shortages and rising prices take a toll on crop production, and fertilizer prices will continue to surge as the war limits supplies in the roughly $100 billion global seeds market.

POST-SPIN: On June 4, 2019, Corteva began trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $24.81. As of April 29, 2022, Corteva was trading at $57.82, more than double, and with more room to grow due to food-price inflationary forecasts.

Pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” the two-book training course, for detailed analysis, and remember to analyze recent 10Q, the 10K from 2021 to analyze debt-to-income ratio, cash burn, and free cash flow, and FORM 10 for the SPINOFF DISTRIBUTION at www.sec.gov/EDGAR, before investing.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

“Stock Pic of of the Month” for June 2022, based on my two-book post-pandemic stock analysis training course is:
– ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND (ADM). Stock Price: $42.76 in April 2019.
– EXTRAORDINARY CORPORATE EVENT: RESTRUCTURING in April 2019.

ADM processes crops into fuel and flavorings and has revamped operations after an acquisition spree bulked up its ingredients business. ADM has also invested in flavorings and plant-based proteins. The restructuring has also sought voluntary retirements and layoffs.

ENTER WAR IN UKRAINE: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended two of world’s major grain-producing powers in a region that has become increasingly critical to filling the gap in the shrinking global food supply-chain. ADM has stated it expects the tight supply of crops to continue for the next few years because of drought conditions in South America, a weak Canadian canola crop, and the war in Ukraine.

BALANCE SHEET: ADM posted quarterly earnings of $1.05 billion, or $1.86 per share, compared with $689 million, or $1.22 per share, a year ago. ADM has also reported a 53% profit increase for the 3-month period ending March 31, 2022, outpacing Wall Street’s expectations. Finally, shares of ADM are up more than 30% this year, and have more than doubled in price since the restructuring had begun in 2019.

DIVIDENDS: Dividend-paying stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 this year, in part as investors whipsawed by market volatility have sought out stocks that can offer steady cash returns. In my opinion, ADM fits this profile.

MY TAKE: Higher commodities prices, geopolitical risks, inflated food costs, insecurity in the world’s food supply, in conjunction with strong consumer demand, will continue to boost earnings and profits. In my humble opinion, in light of the current economic downturn, fueled by rising interest rates and accelerating inflation, investors should focus on stocks with dividend yields because dividends are real money-not just figures on a balance sheet. Remember, the balance sheet may have hidden debt, like supply-chain financing, that will not appear as a liability, thus be manipulated! Dividends are real money that is left over after the bills have been paid. As Stacy Abrams, former-gubernatorial candidate of Georgia has stated, “cash is king, but cash flow is queen.” Analyzing the balance sheet for cash flow payable as dividends to investors will save the day in this challenging investment climate.

Pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” the two-book training course, to learn how to take advantage of extraordinary investment opportunities in these extraordinary times.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH IS “BUFFETT BUYS”

The stock market’s recent spin of topsy-turvyness has investors worried. And they should be. Interest rates will continue to rise to cool inflation. The war in Ukraine rages on with no end in sight. Jobs reports are becoming shaky. Home prices are soaring and that includes rents. So-called “stagflation” (when prices soar and growth slums) is now knocking on the door. There is some good news to report:

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. has used these turbulent times as an opportunity to increase spending on stocks. All you have to do as an astute investor to follow Berkshire is go to www.sec.Berkshire/E.D.G.A.R. and pull what is known as FORM 13-F at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website. Once you do, here as some of the companies Mr. Buffett has been buying, and you can too:

1. APPLE (AAPL): $145.54 as of May 2022;
2. OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM (OXY): $67.72 as of May 2022;
3. CHEVRON CORP. (CVX): $173.01 as of May 2022;
4. ACTIVISION BLIZZARD (ATVI): $78.00 as of May 2022;
5. HP INC. (HP): $37.71 as of May 2022;
6. CITIGROUP (C): $47.46 as of May 2022;
7. ALLY FINANCIAL (ALLY): $38.73.

Investors often use 13-F’s to gauge how large money managers are playing the market, now you can too! For more information, pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” the two-book introductory training course, by Anthony Johnson.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

UTILITIES

In these turbulent times, investors should look for investment opportunities in companies that pay dividends. I would suggest non-professional investors to look for stocks largely on the basis of dividend yields. Shares of companies paying big dividends to investors have trounced practically everything else so far this year. And I believe the trend will continue.

Dividends are real money-not just figures on a balance sheet. I like to say, “figures don’t lie, but liars can figure, because figures can be manipulated.”

Usually, investors believed that dividend-paying stocks don’t do well in an interest-rate-rising environment, like we are experiencing today. However, I would suggest a different dynamic is at play, with interest rates rising to try to cool inflation. Many dividend-paying stocks are in industries like utilities, telecommunications and consumer staples, which consumers tend to rely on year round, regardless of the economic environment.

WATER

The one utility I love is WATER. Water is a vital source for life and a significant risk facing investors in thirsty industries such as food production, mining, apparel manufacturing, and semiconductors. It is also a scant resource: Just 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh. About 2.5%, however, is locked up in polar ice caps, glaciers, the atmosphere, and soil, or is highly polluted or lies too far below the earth’s surface to be extracted at an affordable cost. That leaves just 0.5% of the Earth’s water available as fresh water.

My top three water companies are:

1. AMERICAN WATER WORKS (AWK): $130.88 as of June 14, 2022;
2. ROPER TECHNOLOGIES (ROP)(which makes smart water meters for utilities): $372.29 as of June 14, 2022;
3. XYLEM (XYL)(which provides technology for water companies): $73.07 as of June 14, 2022.

For more information, pick up a copy of “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” the two-book introductory training course for non-professional investors, by Anthony Johnson. Available at Amazon.com.

SVERIGES RIKSBANK NOBEL PRIZE IN
ECONOMIC SCIENCES
RECOMMENDATION FOR NOMINATION (2022)
Recommendation to Nominate: Anthony Johnson

I would like to take a moment to celebrate a wonderful achievement! I have been recommended for nomination for the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, also known as the “Nobel Prize in Economics!” When Alfred Nobel, the Swedish millionaire died in 1896, he left his fortune to finance awards for “those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” His will called for recognition of those who made extraordinary contributions to physics, chemistry, medicine, economics, and literature. I am proud and humble to have been considered for nomination to such an honorable award for writing my 9-book “post-pandemic economics” series, while incarcerated, on lockdown in a federal prison, during the eye of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Although I will not know whether I have actually won the prize until October 2023, it sure feels good to be recommended for consideration. Here is a brief description of the process involved in choosing th economic sciences laureates:

1. SEPTEMBER: Nomination invitations sent out.
2. FEBRUARY: January 31, deadline for submissions of nominations.
3. MARCH-MAY: Consultation with experts.
4. JUNE-AUGUST: Writing report with recommendations.
5. SEPTEMBER: Academy gets report on final candidates.
6. OCTOBER: After a majority vote the prize is announced and economic sciences laureates are chosen.
7. DECEMBER: Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm Sweden.

I will keep my readers up to date on the process and upload a posting in October-November 2023, confirming any award!

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

The “Stock Pic of the Month” for September 2002, is KELLOGG CO. (K) – $75.22 July 2022. EXTRAORDINARY CORPORATE EVENT: SPINOFF.

In June of 2022, The Wall Street Journal reported a proposed spinoff opportunity for KELLOGG CO. (K). The company said it plans to break up its business into three companies: 1) Global Snacking Co.; 2) North American Cereal Co.; and 3) Plant-Based Foods Co. In doing so, Kellogg is looking to jump-start its larger, faster-growing snacks business which had revenue of $1.98 billion in 2021.

Kellogg’s plant-based foods business had an estimated $340 million in net sales in 2021, and as a stand-alone enterprise will first aim to expand in North America and grow globally organically.

The North America cereal business had about $2.4 billion in sales in 2021, while undergoing efforts to reverse sales declines and boost profit margins.

MY TAKE: The largest of the three planned newly spun out companies would be the global snacks business, which includes brands like Pringles Potato Chips, Cheez-Its snack cheese bites, and long-time breakfast favorites like Eggo waffles. The global snacks business would also include Kellogg’s fast-growing noodle business in developing countries like Africa, as well as cereal sales overseas.

POST-PANDEMIC ANALYSIS: Remember to check Kellogg’s most recently filed FORM 10 for information regarding the proposed spinoff distribution. Visit www.sec.gov/EDGAR, put in the company symbol for Kellogg which is (K), and begin your credit analytics of the balance sheet and all the other metrics, including dividend yields, as outlined in “Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis I & II,” my two-book training course for non-professional investors.

You have time. Kellogg announced it expects to complete the spinoff by the end of 2023, with the North America cereal business potentially separating first, followed by the plant-based foods business as the third company due to its contemplating the sale of the plant-based foods unit, which is predominantly composed of the MorningStar Farms brand.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

BLOCK (SQ)
$51.51 – 10/15/2022
EXTRAORDINARY CORPORATE EVENT: REORGANIZATION

My “Stock Pic of the Month” for October 2022 is BLOCK (SQ). Cash Apps are becoming ubiquitous these days. Everyone in prison uses them. Folks use them in the world to send money on a peer-to-peer basis. Block, the provider of Cash App and Square merchant payments, has reorganized itself to provide an important cash inflow to the company by linking a bank account, mobile depositing a check, bringing paper money to a place such a Walmart that partners with Cash App, or direct-deposit from a paycheck!

Cash App’s inflow was a record $52 billion in the third quarter of 2022, up 19% from the third quarter 2021. In fact, Cash App’s gross profit has shown a steady and consistent increase each quarter since late 2019 from about $100 million to almost $900 third quarter 2022.

Direct deposit will prove to be a significant method of gross profit moving forward representing regular cash inflow comparable to how workers would use a traditional bank account, without interest payments (Cash App does not pay interest on deposits!).

Cash App now offers a Cash App Card for purchases, paying for things at merchants via Cash App, trading stocks, or buying cryptocurrency. Block now provides the basics such as account and routing numbers instantly to users who order a Cash App Card to make it easier to start using direct deposit. About half of cash inflows in the third quarter of 2022 were from Cash App Card users.

Remember to follow your checklist before investing in Block. Check the P/E Ratio, book value, and free cash flow, as well as dividend distributions. Conclude your research by opening a Cash App Card and account to test the ease of use, which is what lures people to regularly put their paychecks into the Cash App experience, which includes peer-to-peer money transfers, direct deposit, a debit card with bank account and routing number, and stock market investing capability, which should be your deciding factor as to its durability in the post-pandemic investment climate.

STOCK PIC OF THE MONTH

ILLUMINA (ILMN)
$242.74
EXTRAORDINARY CORPORATE EVENT: (POTENTIAL SPINOFF OF GRAIL, INC.)

My Stock Pic of the Month for November 2022 is ILLUMINA (ILMN). Illumina makes the gene-sequencing machines that its Grail unit and its rivals including Exact Sciences Corp., Freenome Holdings, Inc., and Guardant Health, Inc., use to process blood tests, known as “liquid biopsies,” and can also be used to augment the few established screening tools, such as mammograms for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colorectal cancer. The machines can also become sentinels for other tumor types that lack validated screens, and is estimated to eventually generate $50 in annual sales.

I. LIMITED BACKGROUND

Illumina founded Grail in 2015 and spun it off in 2016 so that it could raise more money for studies. Grail ultimately raised $1.9 billion in capital from investors including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. Illumina maintained a 12% stake. With a commercially viable product nearly in hand in September of 2020, Grail was exploring an IPO. Seeking opportunity, Illumina made an $8 billion offer to reacquire Grail.

II. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

Not so fast. The proposed acquisition attracted regulatory scrutiny and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) sued Illumina and Grail to block the acquisition, arguing that it would “lessen competition in the U.S. multi-cancer early detection (“MCED”) test market by diminishing innovation and potentially increasing prices.

Illumina promised the FTC it wouldn’t thwart Grail’s potential competitors and would give its clinical oncology customers contractual guarantees of “equal and fair access.” The FTC wasn’t satisfied and has asked a federal judge overseeing the case to dismiss its complaint in June 2021, but it is still alive as an administrative proceeding.

The FTC is also planning to let European regulators run out the clock on the deal, which had to be completed by December 20, 2021, under the terms agreed to by Illumina and Grail. Illumina is challenging the EU’s Article 22, an obscure provision in its competitive rules on the grounds that the EU has no jurisdiction because Grail has no business in Europe and the deal is between two American companies.

Frustrated by the entanglements, Illumina and Grail closed the deal in August 2021 notwithstanding the risk it could be undone if it loses in U.S. or European courts. In September 2021, the FTC held its own administrative trial, which Illumina is likely to lose. No word on the results to date, but unsurprisingly, the FTC has a nearly perfect record before its own administrative judges.

III. APPEALS

Illumina plans to appeal any adverse FTC ruling in federal court where it seems likely to prevail because the U.S. government hasn’t successfully challenged in court a vertical merger, that is, a combination of noncompeting businesses that operate in different parts of the supply-chain, since 1972. And, because of the legal snags, Illumina has stated that it does not plan to fully integrate Grail into its business until it clears legal hurdles in Europe, thereby saving time and money, but adversely costing lives.

As for appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, the high court likely wouldn’t hear this case until 2025, so Illumina faces the risk that the deal could be blocked for years, thus, its exploration of options for Grail that include a divestiture, like a spinoff.

IV. CONCLUSION

Nonprofessional investors should keep their eye on Illumina and any news on its Grail unit divestiture as a stand-alone company. Genetic testing does more than find disease: It will tell you what you’re susceptible to. Even for infectious disease, genomics will help you identify the pathogen that’s causing the disease. It will also help you understand the impact that that pathogen is likely to have on you. For example, two people can get COVID-19. For one it will be fatal. For the other it will not. A lot has to do with your genome!

I had picked Illumina in March of 2020 due it being one of the only biotechnology companies to detect COVID-19 in late 2019, before it was declared a national emergency by the WHO. On March 13, 2020, Illumina was trading at $239.06. It quickly more than doubled in price in less than a year to $504.76 on February 13-14, 2021. Since then, it has done a stock split, 2-for-1, and is now trading at $242.74 as of November 12-13, 2022. With a planned divestiture of Grail to eliminate any further legal wrangling, I believe Grail, as a spinoff, and Illumina, its parent, will both perform extremely well in the coming months!

Date of Birth: 09/16/1964 (57 years old)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Divorced
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: Black or African American / Multi-Racial
Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Body Type: Athletic
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida (USA)
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian
Religion: Christian
Astrological Sign: Virgo

Profile will end on: 07/05/2023

Anthony Johnson #37002-066

USP Atwater
P.O. Box 019001
Atwater, CA 95301
USA

Some correctional facilities may contract with private companies located in a different state to receive and process their incoming mail. Visit our FAQ for more information on the matter.

@ Prison Email Provider: CorrLinks

Some facilities do not allow outgoing emails.
Make sure to always include your mailing address in your first email.

Willing to write abroad: Yes

Click here and find out precious information about mail regulations, email providers, money deposits, telephone calls, packages, visits and much more!

You must be at least 18 years old and have read our Terms of Service before contacting an inmate.

Incarcerated Since: 2016
Sentence Received: 41 years (Virtual Life Sentence)
Earliest Release: 2051

Click here to see the conviction(s)

Bank Fraud
Access Device Fraud
Aggravated Identity Theft

All information disclosed in this profile was submitted by the inmate and verified by Wire of Hope to the best extent possible with the search engines available online. The list of convictions disclosed in this profile does not reflect the entire criminal history of the inmate; only the conviction(s) for the current incarceration. To verify and/or get more information about the inmate’s offenses, feel free to use the inmate locators online or to reach out to their prison administration (more information here). Further details about criminal cases can sometimes be found on Google (enter the name of the inmate with their location).
Click here to read Wire of Hope’s precautionary measures for engaging in correspondence.
NEXT PRISON PENPAL
PREVIOUS PRISON PENPAL
- SHARE THIS PAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS -