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Mindconnection eNL, 2010-01-10

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Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Product Highlight | Thought for the Day

1. Brainpower tip

Toyota is a corporation that MBA courses and text use extensively as an example of what to do right.

One of the tools Toyota uses to do things right is called The Five Whys. This means when you confront a problem, you don't just ask why it happened. You ask repeatedly the why and peel the layers back like an onion until you get to the underlying cause. This is often called the root cause.

  1. Why did this overheating problem happen? Answer: There was no coolant.
  2. Why was there no coolant? Answer: We ran out of water.
  3. Why did we run out of water? Answer: The pipes clogged up.
  4. Why did the pipes clog up? Answer: The maintenance guy didn't have the additives to kill the algae.
  5. Why didn't the maintenance guy have the additives? Answer: Accounting tried to save $50 for this month's financial report, so took away his credit card and he didn't buy the additives.

The above is an actual case, and the problem cost over $15,000. Some savings. Anyhow, you can see this what methodology is about. Use it, and watch how you get to the bottom of things.

This methodology can also help you understand why the layoffs continue. See our next item.

2. Finance tip

The federal debt is now more than two trillion dollars larger than the combined assets of all American citizens and the federal government. This $13 trillion theft is the single largest problem our country has today. Its sheer size makes other "issues" mere red herrings. Keep in mind that is 13 million million dollars. Not 13 thousand million dollars.

That's 13 followed by twelve zeroes. It's as much money as 13 million millionaires would have.

  • San Antonio, TX, is the 7th largest city in the USA. It has a population of about 1.3 million people. If everyone in San Antonio were a millionaire, they could pay only 10% of this debt by donating their entire fortunes to the cause.
  • New York City is the largest city in the USA. It has a population of about 8.4 million people. Similar math.

This also has problems, such as:

  • The whackos in Washington are still spending money we don't have, at a rate that is stupendous.
  • This doesn't include the time bombs of MediFraud and other theft programs driven by demographics.

Anyhow, I hope you understand the enormity of this "smaller federal debt." It is what is driving the economic depression we are in, and it is what is driving all those layoffs that we don't like hearing about (see Economics 101 for more info on why this is so). This enormous debt is the elephant in the living room (the other debt is the Tyrannosaurus Rex that is on its way....).

This enormous debt has a cost to it. A huge cost. We see this reflected in everything from our enormous tax bills to our enormous job loss rate. The solution is very simple: cut spending. But that simple solution won't see the light of day as long as members of CONgress are merely the grossly overpaid employees of special interests.

Look at where the Porkulus Package money is going (big corporations, not job-producing small businesses, which create about 80% of all jobs each year). This shows a clear pattern of theft.

And it's accelerating. Just look at the numbers:

President Bush

  • January, 2000. Bush takes office. National debt stands at $5 trillion.
  • January, 2008. Bush leaves office. National debt stands at $9 trillion.
  • Total damage in 8 years: $4 trillion.

President Obama

  • January, 2008. Obama takes office. National debt stands at $9 trillion.
  • November, 2008. Obama amazingly still in office. National debt stands at $13 trillion.
  • Total damage in 10 months: $4 trillion.

Those who thought Bush was an abject failure (and had 4 trillion reasons to believe so) now are looking at numbers proving Obama is 10 times worse. He's an abject failure on a scale that breaks all records. But in terms of stealing on behalf of his rich employers, Obama is a huge success.

Note: People who cared enough to look at Obama's senate spending record prior to that mudstream media controlled circus we called an "election" in November of 2008 would have seen this coming. The spending records of all members of the House and Senate are mailed to members of the National Taxpayer's Union, www.ntu.org. If you vote, it's your duty to be an NTU member so that you "have a clue" on election day. How can you make an intelligent decision if you don't know what the candidate actually does? Rhetorical question. You can't.

Normally, thieves get arrested and go to prison. Here in the USA, we give them enormous salaries that dwarf the earnings of the mere citizen, automatic pay raises, their own retirement plan, their own medical plan, all kinds of other bennies and perks not available to the people they are stealing from--us.

Stop organized crime: Vote incumbents out.

3. Security tip

With the federal govt continuing to destroy jobs and deal gut blows to the economy (see "debt, massive" and "theft, $13 trillion" and "wealth transfers, trillions and counting"), even criminals outside the US CONgress are now working overtime.

Thanks to the rampant spending, the private sector has been sucked dry of the capital it needs to provide jobs. The Porkulus Package of last February transferred $780 billion from the small business sector (which creates 80% of our jobs) to the large business sector (which creates 90% of our layoffs). Consequently, millions more Americans are out of work versus a year ago.

People who don't work don't have money coming in, unless they can get odd jobs or steal. But odd jobs are rare now. So people are stealing. They are doing it to survive. In my area, the crime stats reveal that people are robbing very close to where they live.

To protect yourself from a confrontation that may end quite badly:

  • Secure your home with proper locks. This means not just doors, but any point of entry. Consult a locksmith for advice.
  • If you arrive home and find evidence of intrusion, do not enter (or if you are inside, exit promptly). You do not know what may be waiting inside. Call the police, and let them handle it.
  • Don't tempt burglars with boxes advertising what you recently bought, via leaving boxes at the curb.
  • Keep your neighbors informed. If you are going out of town, let someone know and ask for some surveillance. This needs to be a community effort, whereby all of you reciprocate. It's pretty tough to rob homes in a neighborhood where the neighbors actively look out for each other. It can be done, but not easily and not without greater risk of being apprehended later.

To help alleviate the underlying problem:

  • Be generous to those in need. See if your church or other group might set up some kind of pantry for the needy.
  • Network. This doesn't mean attend meetings and events, handing out your business card or resume. It means get involved in trade or professional groups and make connections. Use those connections to help others find work. The more you do this, the more you secure your own job situation because people will remember what you did for them.
  • Don't buy from Wal-Mart. This parasitic corporation relies on the federal govt to subsidize its workforce and refuses to pay a decent wage. See the movie, "The High Cost of Low Prices."
  • Remind people why the situation is so dismal. It's stealing done by The Party, which pretends to be two groups (Ds and Rs), but anyone who hasn't lived under a rock for the past 50 years can plainly see these criminals all work for the same people. Fight organized crime by voting incumbents out.

4. Health tip/Fitness tips

Most people assume "protein" is a nutrient. This isn't true. Protein is macronutrient category--think of it as a family of nutrients. Most of these nutrients are amino acids--cell building blocks.

All protein is not the same. You might eating 150g of protein per day and still have a protein deficiency while another person eating 120g per day doesn't have a protein deficiency.

Each protein source (beef, chicken, whey, soy, etc.) has its own amino acid profile--that is, the composition of each is very different from the composition of the others.

Protein is an essential part of your diet, just as the two other macronutrients (fat and carbohydrate) are essential. The people who peddle macronutrient exclusion diets (low carb, low protein, low fat, etc.) are either idiots or predators. Ignore them.

Eat a variety of protein sources. These do not need to include meat, as many people presume. I'm not saying don't eat meat, only that if you do your  homework you don't need to eat meat. But don't think you can survive on tofu and yogurt, either.

Fitness supplements for bodybuilders

Here's an article that explains more about the topic:

http://www.supplecity.com/articles/proteinfaq.htm

As regular readers know, I was 48 years old in the picture (above, right), taken in December 02 2008. I don't diet down for summer. I don't have good genes for maintaining a lean body, either. I really have to be conscientious and disciplined about it. That doesn't mean I suffer, eat bland foods, or starve myself.

At www.supplecity.com, you'll find plenty of informative, authoritative articles on maintaining a lean, strong physique. It has nothing to do with long workouts or impossible to maintain diets. In fact:

  • The best workouts are short and intense.
  • A good diet contains far more flavors and satisfaction than the typical American diet.

Nor does it mean being hungry all the time (you are less hungry on six small meals a day than three large ones), being weak from hunger (on a proper dietary regimen, you will have much more energy than otherwise), or "giving up pleasures" (I have no idea where this concept comes from, unless a person considers being sick a "pleasure.")

 

5. Factoid

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. Members of CONgress are born with spines, but lose them shortly after being elected.


6. Product Highlight

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When you do real workouts, the kind that push the body into adaptation, the biggest problem is the recovery. I used to have to plan many things around my squats workouts. Climbing, for example, was off-limits during a squats week. Since I started using Cell Drive, this is no longer the case.

 

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7. Thought for the Day

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. John Adams (1735 - 1826)

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The views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by criminals, zombies, or brainwashed individuals.

Except where noted, this e-newsletter is entirely the work of Mark Lamendola. Anything presented as fact can be independently verified. Often, sources are given; but where not given, they are readily available to anyone who makes the effort.

Mark provides information from either research or his own areas of established expertise. Sometimes, what appears to be a personal opinion is the only possibility when applying sound logic--reason it out before judging! (That said, some personal opinions do appear on occasion).

The purpose of this publication is to inform and empower its readers (and save you money!).

Personal note from Mark: I value each and every one of you, and I hope that shows in the diligent effort I put into writing this e-newsletter. Thank you for being a faithful reader.

Wishing you the best,
Mark Lamendola
Mindconnection, LLC

Authorship

The views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by criminals, zombies, or brainwashed individuals.

Except where noted, this e-newsletter is entirely the work of Mark Lamendola. Anything presented as fact can be independently verified. Often, sources are given; but where not given, they are readily available to anyone who makes the effort.

Mark provides information from either research or his own areas of established expertise. Sometimes, what appears to be a personal opinion is the only possibility when applying sound logic--reason it out before judging! (That said, some personal opinions do appear on occasion).

The purpose of this publication is to inform and empower its readers (and save you money!).

Personal note from Mark: I value each and every one of you, and I hope that shows in the diligent effort I put into writing this e-newsletter. Thank you for being a faithful reader.

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