"THE PEACE JERSEY"!!! "MAJOR CONCEPTS"!!! CO.
Using An Innovative Method, And Product, To Bring "Peace & Unity"... Back To Our Schools, Streets, And Communities!
About this project
CREATING A SPIRITUAL CULTURE OF “PEACE” NOT “Violence”! A UNITED STATES PATENTED! PRODUCT! FOR “PEACE”!!!
“THE PEACE JERSEY”!!! Was Created To Address A Serious Problem In Our Society, Which Is The “Senseless And Random” “Out Of Control Violence”... Among Our Youth, And Throughout Our World! By Means Of A “NEW” And “INNOVATIVE” “APPROACH”!!!
Using... A “NEW”... “CUSTOM DESIGNED”, “DOUBLE SIDED”, “COOL & SWAGGERED”, “STREET WEAR CLOTHING”!…THAT REPRESENTS WHAT THE WEARER IS... (ALL ABOUT!) WHETHER THEIR “COMING OR GOING”!!!
I am originally from Gary, IN. In 1982, I joined the United States Navy. I was stationed in Alameda, CA., while serving on an Aircraft Carrier…the U.S.S. Enterprise, (CVN-65). As an Aviation Flight Deck Electrician.
Being a Navy Veteran stationed on an Aircraft Carrier, this allowed me the ability to travel the World and visit Other Countries, that like the United States of America... was also plaqued, with (Senseless Violence)! While in other countries, I learned by reading the news papers, watching tv news, and talking with the people, that (Violence) is an Out of Control Reality! This help plant the idea for "PEACE"!
Upon An Honorable Discharge, From The United States Navy, In 1985. I lived in Oakland, CA., until 1995, I then moved to Emeryville, CA.
Disgusted!!! Of the “Senseless and Random Violence” in Our Own Society!
And being a Patented Inventor, I thought to myself, that I owe it to Our Society and Humanity, to invent something…(Anything) that could bring about “Peace and Unity” (Back) to Our Schools, Streets, and Communities, of the World!
“The Peace Jersey’s” concept (idea) was conceived in 1993. It took years to finally figure out how to Create, Design, and Manufacture, a Tangible and Wearable Peace (Symbol) Hand (Jersey)…"DOUBLE SIDED" That Would Be Relevant... Whether The Wearer Was “Coming or Going”!
It also took Years of going to Manufacture After Manufacture, only to be told… Time And Time Again! That This "Custom Designed" “Double Sided Jersey", Was Not Possible, And It Could Not Be Produced! And This Was Made Known, Only After, The Manufactures Signed My Non- Disclosure Contract Agreements!
Yet, with Belief, Faith, Confidence and Fortitude, I persisted until someone said “YES”…We Can Make This A Reality! I was granted a United States Patent for “The Peace Jersey”!!! I have completed “Finished Products” of “The Peace Jersey” in 6 sizes at that time, with the first manufacturer. I have been working very hard to bring “The Peace Jersey” to the market place… while trying to secure $150K, from potential investors, and banks, to start “Major Concepts”!!! Co. And You Know How That Went!
So… here I am, addressing the stage of the Kickstarter Backer’s, to assist me, in offering “The Peace Jersey” to Humanity!
I first created the Patriotic… Red, White, & Blue, Version… for American Patriots, that advocate for “Peace” throughout Our World! I then realized that just as important, Our Youth are facing “Senseless Violence” and Murders, in their everyday lives, right here in Oakland, CA.! This inspired the Oakland’s “Silver & Black” Version of “The Peace Jersey”!
I have met with the Captain, of the Richmond, CA., Police Dept. Mark Gagan, and the Chief of the Emeryville, CA., Police Dept. Ken James, whom both endorses my “Innovative Concept”, to bring “Unity and Brotherhood”, back to the Minds and Souls of Our Youth! I couldn't reach the Chief of Police for Oakland, CA. I have received letters from both, Senator Barbra Boxer, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, in respond to supporting my efforts to Eradicate The Violence!
Also… Oakland’s New Mayor, Libby Schaaf, whom mentioned to me in our brief, NBC Television News interview…Nov. 25th. 2014, saying… she believes “The Peace Jersey’s” “Silver & Black” Version… is what can bring about “Peace & Unity” Back to Our Streets, Schools, and Communities!
In conclusion... My Sole and Soul’s Purpose and Reason for Creating “The Peace Jersey”... First, and Obviously, to Help Stop the Disrespect, Random Hate, and Violence, and to Create Unity! And just as Equal, to Help, and Give A Percentage, from the retail sells, of “The Peace Jersey” via my website, thepeacejersey.com... to Non- Violence Organizations, and Programs, Whom Lack The Funding, to Create and Educate, with New Information, and Activities for the Youth!
NOTE: Due to a lack of funds, ordering from the website is inactive, as of now! Upon a successful campaign, we'll be able to complete the minimum order production required by manufacture.
NOTE: No Funding Pledges, Will Be Used, Or Given To Charity Causes, Non- Profits, Non- Violent Organizations, Or Fund Raising Causes. Because This Is Prohibited By Kickstater!
“Major Concepts” Co., Will Make Our Business & Goals A Success, Using Our Sophisticated Purchase Order Program, Via Our Website, Which Is Connected To Our Manufacture, Which Is Also, Our Distributor!
“Major Concepts” Co., Aims For “The Peace Jersey” To Become The No.#1 Garment For “PEACE" - Worldwide! For “Major Concepts” Co., these aspirations (Are Not)! Motivated by the grandeur associated with success and acknowledgments!
We Want To... “Change The Mentality” regarding Violence, Bigotry, and Intolerance… “On A Global Scale“!
“We Simply Understand”... That This Level Of Success, Is Necessary, To Affect The “Degree Of Change, We Envision”!
Kickstarter Backer’s, I Need Your Help & Support In The Form Of Your Pledges! By Doing So…You Will Place “The Peace Jersey” On The Map!
“CREATING CHANGE & UNITY”… USING, A “NEW” & “INNOVATIVE” “APPROACH” TO MAKE “PEACE”… “COOL” IN THE STREETS… ONCE AGAIN!!! AND... OUR “GOLDEN”…RULE!
BACKERS... AS YOU'LL SEE BELOW, 4 TOTALLY (NEW) AND DIFFERENT PROTOTYPES AND MATERIALS! INCLUDING A BROCHURE OF OTHER POSSIBLE VERSIONS!
5 JERSEYS SHOWN, 1 IS THE OPPOSITE SIDE, MAKING THE 4 JERSEYS...
WHICH ARE A RED, GRAY, AND BLUE - 50% NYLON & 50% MESH. A (WHITE) SEAM STITCHED 100% JERSEY MATERIAL, ALSO A (WHITE) BLACK SEAM STITCHED 100% NYLON, AND A (WHITE) BLACK SEAM STITCHED 100% COTTON!
ALL BELOW JERSEYS, ARE "CONTRAST & DOUBLE STITCHED"!
BACKERS...OUR GOALS ARE TO, UPON A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN, MAKE "MAJOR CONCEPT'S" CUSTOMIZED VERSIONS FOR THE CONSUMER!
You see…Common Sense… tells me that, with our Alert and Concerned Society… that if the General Public, sees a Person walking down the Street or even at a Public Park wearing “The Peace Jersey” And They Notice, a Bully or a group of guys Antagonizing or Causing Trouble with The Person Wearing “The Peace Jersey”… that the General Public Will Immediately Recognize The Perpetrator(s) and Phone The Police!!!
Because it is Obvious!!! To the General Public, Of What The Wearer Of “The Peace Jersey” Stands For!
And, what their Attitude, Mentality, Philosophy, and Values “Against Violence”…“Is All About”!
The Peace Jersey for now…comes in 2 versions which are, the Patriotic… “Red, White, & Blue” and the “Silver & Black” version for Oakland, CA.!
It’s manufactured in 3 sizes, Small, Medium, & Large... upon a successful campaign, additional sizes, will be added!
SIZES: SM- 21-1/4" X 31": MED- 22-1/4" X 32": LG- 24-6/16" X 33": XL- 25-15/16" X 34": XXL- 27-15/16" X 35": XXXL- 28-14/16" X 36":
The Patriotic version is constructed of 100% Cotton, which is “Contrast Double Stitched” throughout the jersey, for reinforced Strength, and Durability! The “Silver & Black” version is constructed of 100% Mesh material, which sporting apparels are made from. It’s also a “Contrast Double Stitched” High Quality Product!
Superior Construction & Quality!
WASHING & DRYING INFO: The Patriotic version is washed in warm water & bleach. The Mesh material version, is washed with warm or cold temperature, use no bleach! (Optional) For best results, Dry Clean.
TO BRING “THE PEACE JERSEY” TO HUMANITY!!!
Production: 600 units @ $15 per unit. Into 6 sizes…S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL!
Each size will produce 100 units… 300 Patriotic Versions & 300 Oakland Versions, and 50 Versions of each size. Cost $9,000.
New Printing & Production Method…Sublimation Screen Printing... 6 Screens Sizes @ $360.00. Cost $2,160. This is a One Time Cost!
2 Flat Screens, per interchangeable jersey’s name plates. Cost $70.00.
Neck Plates/Instruction Tags. Cost $2.50 per jersey, Cost $1,500.
Custom Logos @ $4.25. Cost $2,550.
Custom Sized/Hang Tags @ $1.25. Cost $750.
$1.00 per unit, warehouse handling & packing. Cost $600.
Business flight, from Emeryville, CA., to Los Angels, CA. A 2 day round trip visit to the manufacture… to secure a Manufacturing, and Distribution Contract, and the terms thereof. To oversee and insure, correct constructions, colors, measurements and sizes, logistics, etc. Cost $350.
Hotel $100 per day. Cost $200.
Rental Vehicle Deposit $300, & Insurance $15 per day, $30. Including $35 Gas. Food, $30. Per day, $60. The vehicle deposit return will be used to purchase miscellaneous supplies/materials as needed.
Last: S&H for United States Backers, @ $10.00 per unit. Cost $6,000. We offer 496 units of "The Peace Jersey" for International Backers, @ $25 per shipment, Cost $12,400. TOTAL PLEDGE NEEDED: $36,005.
TIME LINE AND DELIVERANCE:
MAY- Kickstarter Campaign Begins.
JUNE- Pre- Production.
AUGUST- Delivery To Backers.
NOTE: Our manufacturer, has manufactured, produced, and completed our product before...into a "Finished Product" we should experience no glitches.
PLEASE SEE WEBSITE, FOR COUNTRIES WE SHIP TO @... THEPEACEJERSEY.COM.
REFUNDS: NOTE: 10% will be taken from refund, because that amount was taken from your pledge, as fees for payment processor and Kick Starter.
NOTE: No Funding Pledges Will Be Used, Or Given, To Any Charity Causes, Non- Profits, Non- Violent Organizations, Or Fund Raising Events... Because This Is Prohibited, By Kickstater! All Pledged Funds Go Directly To The Development & Manufacturing Of “MAJOR CONCEPT’S”!!! Co. & “THE PEACE JERSEY”!!!
NOTE: Manufacturer’s costs may change, for better or worst...worst, if for some unforeseen reason, with… the current Manufacturer, and Distribution Company, if there’s a glitch in the manufacturing, securing materials, or a discrepancy within the terms, or the interpretation and comprehension thereof. The (better) part... that there's No Problem(s) At All!
BACK UP PLAN:
My “Back Up Plan” includes a Signed and Dated, Non- Disclosure Contract Agreement, with a Secondary Manufacturer.
To Build A “MAJOR CONCEPTS”!!! “Custom Designed” Clothing Company…for “PEACE”!!!
SPREADING THE WORD …
I will spread the word via, Social Media Platforms, Twitter, Face Book, my Website, etc… including, Events and Festivals!
INTERACTION WITH COMMUNITY:
To further “The Peace Jersey’s” interaction with my surrounding communities… upon the successful completion of my campaign, and issued rewards, to all Backers! I will give, and use some jerseys, as giveaways, to Popular Students, Local Celebrities, or any Leaders, within the Schools or Communities, with a Positive Reputation, and Following! Some jerseys will be sold at Public and Random Events!
*Please Read… My Vision, Bio, & Mission, for Full Story, @ThePeaceJersey.com.
BELOW: RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND EVENTS… GIVING MEANING TO MY CAUSE & GOALS!!!
FACTS OF VIOLENCE:!!!
Major -- Six things you should know and pass on about gun violence: 1. There are approximately 30,000 firearm-related homicides and suicides a year. 2. An estimated 6.6 million guns are transferred every year without a federal background check. 3. Twenty-two percent of 14- to 17-year-olds have witnessed a shooting in their lifetime. 4. 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings in the last 50 years took place in the United States. 5. Most polling shows the majority of Americans support an assault weapons ban. 6. 87 percent of gun owners and 74 percent of NRA members support requiring background checks for every gun sale. (Source: May 2012 survey conducted by Republican pollster Frank Luntz). http://my.barackobama.com/Gun-Reform
HELP STOP THE “VIOLENCE”… HELP CHANGE THE “CULTURE”… HELP START THE PEACE MOVEMENT! @ WWW.THEPEACEJERSEY.COM:
PLEASE GOOGLE... MAJOR R. CASTLEBERRY II., FOR DOCUMENTED HISTORY & DATA: AND, YOUTUBE...The Peace Jersey.
July 25, 2016 Demand bravery https://my.barackobama.com/Not-Acting-Is-Unacceptable: Tens of thousands of American lives are lost to gun violence each year. But leaders in Congress have yet to act—and they just went on a seven-week recess without taking any steps to address our country's shameful gun violence epidemic.
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Organizing for Action To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 1:52 PM
Subject: Thanks for speaking up Major,
Thanks for raising your voice in support of action on gun violence -- we can't afford to keep doing nothing about this ongoing epidemic. Now, make sure your friends are in on the conversation. Share this with them now, and make sure they add their names in support of common-sense steps to combat gun violence: https://my.barackobama.com/Keep-Up-This-Fight-Today Thanks, Organizing for Action
February 15, 2013 United States Senate:
Thank you for contacting me to express your support for common-sense gun laws. I appreciate hearing from you, and I share your desire for sensible federal gun safety legislation. The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School tragically stole the lives of 26 people, including 20 small children, and broke all of our hearts. Since 1999 - the year of the massacre at Columbia ne High School - 258 students, teachers, and others have been killed in school shootings. Another 212 have been wounded due to gun violence at our schools. The slaughter of innocents must stop. We cannot prevent every attack by those who wish us harm, but we can and must do something to avoid more tragedies. I am heartened that the President is taking executive action to curb gun violence; his commitment to this cause is a fitting tribute to the victims. Congress has a responsibility to act as well. We have failed our children, and we must take common-sense steps now to protect them. First, we must take weapons of war and high-capacity clips off our streets; second, we must ensure that local law enforcement is involved in reviewing conceal and carry permits; third, we must close the gun show loophole so background checks are conducted; fourth, we must keep all guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and get them the help they need; and fifth, we must keep our schools safe. In the days ahead, I will work for a comprehensive strategy, which includes sensible gun laws, a focus on mental health, and school safety. When there are an estimated 300 million f rearms in the United States, nearly one gun per person, now is the right time. When more than 31,000 people die each yea r from gun violence in our nation - 87 people every day - now is the right time. Again, thank you for writing to me. Please feel free to contact me again about this or other issues of concern to you. Sincerely, Barbara Boxer United States Senator.
Dianne Feinstein United States Senator for California
February 28, 2013
Dear, Major R. Castleberry II.: Thank you for your letter about gun safety and the recent mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate knowing your views and welcome the opportunity to respond. As a mother and grandmother, I am horrified and incensed by the carnage caused by this senseless act of violence. I mourn the loss of the innocent victims who were killed. Weapons of war do not belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls or_, most of all, our schools. I believe we need reasonable measures that protect certain hunting and sporting weapons, and get military-style weapons off our streets. When senseless mass shootings reach into our kindergartens and elementary schools, one has to question what is happening to America. To help reduce assault weapon violence, on January 24, 2013, I introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of2013 (S. 150). The bill would prospectively prohibit semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics such as a pistol grip, barrel shroud, or grenade launcher. The bill prospectively prohibits large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds. Firearms and ammunition devices, lawfully owned on the date of enactment would be protected. The future sale or transfer of assault weapons would require a background check of the purchaser or recipient. In addition, the bill would impose a safe storage requirement to keep assault weapons secure from prohibited persons, and allow existing federal grant money to be used to support voluntary buy-back programs. The bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration. The shooting in Newtown is the latest in a string of massacres involving military-style firearms and large-capacity magazines. In January 20 II, Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 people were shot by a gunman in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket. The gunman fired at least 3I rounds from an extended magazine before he was restrained by brave bystanders as he attempted to reload. Six people died, including nine-year old Christina Taylor Green and Arizona District Court Chief Judge John Roll. In July 2012, a gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 it} a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. The gunman used a Smith & Wesson M&P15 assault-style rifle with a 100-round ammunition drum that allowed him to rapidly fire a large number of rounds before police arrived only two minutes after the first 911 call. On December 14, 2012, a gunman shot and killed 20 students and six school officials at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The gunman used a Bushmaster assault-style rifle and multi high-capacity magazines to inflict this unspeakable terror on six- and seven-year old children and school personnel. Military-style weapons have but one purpose: kill as many people as quickly as possible. The legislation I introduced, which is supported by law enforcement, health professionals, religious groups, mayors and many others, will help keep our communities safe from assault weapon violence that has caused so much damage and grief. For more information or to help with this effort, please go to: http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/assault-weapons. Once again, thank you for your engagement in this important issue. If you have any additional comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Sincerely yours, Dianne Feinstein United States Senator.
My qualifications come from…. my years of research, and years of studies… of the clothing business, and it’s industry. From conducting years of “Test Marketing” which shows…. “Proof of Concept”! My former position as an Emeryville’s CA., Economic Council Advisory Board Member, which taught me the “Cash Flow” and Infrastructure of Business.
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SALES DATA FROM TEST MARKETING:
This sales data of “The Peace Jersey” was compiled by test marketing to the Public, at Festivals, Malls, Banks, Post Offices, and Peace Marches. I have periodically, and single handed sold and test marketed “The Peace Jersey” during a period from April 2005 to September 23, 2011. This persistency, longevity and passion, supports my efforts, and dream to take “The Peace Jersey” to National and Global Exposure! 630 units of “The Peace Jersey” were manufactured in Six Sizes, Small to 3-X Large, at $8.87 per unit/jersey. The investment and manufacturing cost totaled $5,588.10 Dollars. Sales: 630 units x $25.00 Dollars = $15,750.00 Dollars. Profits: = $10,161.90 Dollars. A LACK OF INVESTMENTS, HINDERED ALL APPLICATIONS AND PHASES, NECESSARY TO BUILD A SOUND BUSINESS, I.E.“MAJOR CONCEPTS” “CUSTOM DESIGNED”, CLOTHING COMPANY, FOR “PEACE”!!! My qualifications, extends to my Fortitude and Determination! I have taken this idea and concept, from a design on a notebook paper, to the Highest Office In The Land! And received a United States Patent! From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… to an “Finished Product” Developed, in 6 Sizes!
“MAJOR CONCEPTS”!!! CO. is registered with the Board Of Equalization in the City and State of Oakland, California, receiving a Seller’s Permit.
“MAJOR CONCEPTS”!!! CO. is registered with Alameda County Clerks Records, in the City and State of Alameda, California, as “MAJOR CONCEPTS”!!! CO.
“MAJOR CONCEPTS”!!! CO. has a Current Business License, Registered with the City and State of Emeryville, California.
“MAJOR CONCEPTS”!!! CO. has a Sound and Complete Business Prospectus.
On Feb 02, of 2013, I met with Mr. Jerry Moore of, at that time was… usandpartners.com, a consultants group, and he’s currently proprietor of the, J.W.MooreGroup.com.
This man, without knowing me at all, drilled me for over 45 minutes straight, without letting me ask him one question!
After, I answered each question…he then asked me to provide the sources, of where I got my research, and current data from, concerning the retail clothing industry! Which… is (All) documented, within my Business Prospectus.
Well… Mr. Moore, was more than impressed, and mentioned that he would have no problem, being a standby consultant for me, if I need him. He said that, he’s now convinced and confident, that I know this industry, from A to Z!
KICKSTARTER BACKER'S, BACK THIS CAMPAIGN AND JOIN ME IN CREATING A SPIRIT OF... "PEACE & UNITY"! GLOBALLY!!!
Risks and challenges
Unforeseen Risks and Challenges, I believe, is to a very low minimum.
Our clothing Manufacturer/Distributor, has been in business for over 25 Years!
And has Earned a Reputation of Professionalism, and Competence!
Yet... For Any Unpredictable Circumstances, I Will Communicate This
Problem(s) Immediately With Our Backers!
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