Job openings in the USA are at their highest level since before
Lehman Brothers imploded. The U.S. Dept of Labor reports that there were3.35 million positions
waiting to be filled in September. That's the highest number since August of
2008. Unfortunately, the USDoL did not report whether those were positions such
as filter cleaner at a sewage plant or positions where the employer wants to
hire a rocket scientist at 6 bucks an hour. But still, that's a huge number of
To keep the good news coming, we need to look at something in particular. The devastation of the US economy is a direct consequence of gangsta government "spending"
(stealing) money we do not have and thereby diverting scarce capital away from
The good news on this front is that the US CONgress hasn't passed any new
moronic and devastating (mis)legislation recently (not that there's any other
kind they do pass, there isn't). Most likely, it's because they are busy with
insider trading and other activities that are illegal for anyone who is not a
member of CONgress but that they can get away with because laws don't apply to
Even the Stupid Committee didn't do anything disastrous. Of course, that
farce was designed to distract our attention away from the maelstrom of
malfeasance we call CONgress. If that farce didn't fool you, then more good
news--your brain works.
No new crime from CONgress is a rare occurrence worth celebrating! This
country is never safe when CONgress is in session.
Let's keep that momentum
(no new crime) going. Write to your two misrepresentatives and your senator and ask them to
vote against any bill that would increase spending or expand the federal
government. We don't need more burden to suffer under, we need less.
You should also write to the people your misrepresentatives and members of
CONgress work for. And boycott their products, as much as possible. For example,
I don't eat products containing wheat or corn (popcorn being an exception, this
isn't the subsidized sweet corn from which high fructose corn poison is made).
Big Agra already gets enough of my money via illegal federal subsidies.
What about oil? Exxon has many members of CONgress on its payroll, as do the
other oil companies. Of course, I do not boycott oil. But I conserve fuel so
that I buy much less oil. I buy about six gallons of gasoline every month. I drive a
5-speed manual transmission Toyota Camry, and run it on synthetic motor oil. I
plan my trips and generally avoid driving whenever possible.
What about Big Pharma? By not getting sick via the voluntary self-poisoning
that is so popular these days, I don't need to help support that
industry via expensive prescription drugs. See back issues of this eNL for
Yes, we peasants are disenfranchised when it comes to the pseudo-elections
for federal offices. The ballots are controlled and nearly all the candidates
put on those ballots are career criminals who owe their allegiance to criminal
But we do have power. We have the power to reduce how much of our consumer
dollar we spend with the companies owned by the crime lords who own our election
process and our federal govt. It's pretty easy to see which companies and
industries these are, so take note. And vote with your pocketbook, because
that's the only voting power you actually have.
We can change this corrupt system, one consumer dollar at a time. And make
for much good news for future generations. If we get on the ball with this, it
might even result in good news for our own generation.
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3. Brainpower tip
I recently visited Walgreens and was struck by something that shows abject
stupidity. You see, I used to buy my furnace filters there. They stocked several
brands, including those that are "high efficiency," a misnomer meaning not
efficiency but the micron size of filtration (so, it's actually the opposite of
efficiency because airflow is most efficient with no filter at all).
better filters make a huge difference in how clean a home is and how healthy its
occupants are (even if they lower efficiency).
The regional (or maybe national) mismanager for Walgreens decided the store
should not continue to sell these filters. Or any other furnace filters.
From a marketing perspective, this is a bad move. People need filters. If they
are in the habit of buying filters at your store, they will buy other things as
well. How the idea that it's a bad idea to stock a "must buy" item occurred to
this moron, I can't explain. Maybe he's been studying NEWT-onian physics and
Obamanomics, also--working toward an IQ of zero. He seems to be progressing
By his illogic, grocers who sell milk or any other item that most people buy
are making a huge mistake (yes, there's a reason why milk is in the back of the
store). I suppose if he ran a grocery chain, he'd eliminate the produce
department due to space limitations.
Ah, but the stupidity gets worse.
On my recent visit, I had to wait at the checkout counter because two
employees were playing with the cancer stick display. OK, I realize not everyone
calls those products cancer sticks. They also cause male impotence, heart
disease, mental impairment (due to clogging of carotid artery combined with
carbon monoxide loading), strokes, deterioration of the joints (especially the
hips and knees), bad breath, and many other ailments. But since they are best known for
killing their victims via cancer, the cancer stick label is the one I prefer.
Anyhow, this situation struck me as monumentally stupid. The store will not
sell a product that helps keep its customers healthy and alive, but spends extra
effort selling a product that kills its customers. What's the message here? The
Walgreen's people don't like their customers? What's next, stabbing us with
poison darts as soon as we walk into the store? Imagine if 7-11 sold Slurpees
made with Drano. What message does that send to the customers?
All of us pay for the high costs of tobacco product poisoning. There are high
costs in terms of medical insurance, medical resources used, work days lost,
smoking breaks, extra cleaning required, and customers having to stand there and
wait while cancer stick displays get played with at a store that won't sell air
What would happen if a major chain told the death merchants their poisonous
products will no longer be provided with any shelf space? Here's the
"We happen to like our customers. They spend money here. Killing them isn't
part of our business plan. So you can peddle your death devices via merchants
who consider customers a problem rather than the business reason to exist."
What can we do to help bring that sanity about? What if every Walgreen's,
Quick-Trip, and grocery store said no to the insanity of stocking severely
lethal products that will painfully maim and/or kill all buyers of same? What if they said, "We
are a family-oriented business, and little kids come in here." Many major
retailers do NOT sell these customer-killing products. Home Depot, Ace Hardware,
and Amazon.com for example, actually want their customers to stay alive.
Can we stop the stupidity? Yes. But we must exercise our own brainpower
(exercise makes you stronger), and come up with our own ideas. Each of you
readers can do this. Why not set aside time this week to come up with a plan,
and then put it into action?
With these products not being sold in places where people commonly go, fewer
of us will have to walk in a cloud of brain-diminishing smoke just to enter or
exit buildings. Let's see what we can do!
As a refresher for our last edition's brainpower tip, this issue
retains the two YouTube videos showing the terrorist attacks on
protestors in Philly (they were protesting against banksters, something that is
not allowed by this bankster-controlled government).
Mindconnection sells to
schools, and we are happy to do so. However, school boards generally waste a
great deal of money by having paranoid purchasing processes that add cost and
complexity without any real benefits. Their systems were outdated before the
average school teacher was born.
It's amazing that parents are legally
required to trust teachers with our children, but then these very same teachers
are distrusted by the same authorities when it comes to spending a couple
hundred bucks on something to help teach those kids. Logic? Fuggedaboutit.
What's the fear, that teachers will run black market sales of stolen reading
If you're involved in the PTA or in some
other way spend time interacting with your local public education system, you
might think about how they can save money (your tax dollars) by streamlining and
modernizing their processes. The joke below is what prompted me to write this
As a new school principal, Mr. Mitchell was checking over his school on
the first day.
Passing the stockroom, he was startled to see the door wide open and
teachers bustling in and out, carrying off books and supplies in preparation
for the arrival of students the next day. The school where he had been a
principal the previous year had used a check-out system only slightly less
elaborate than that at Fort Knox.
Cautiously, he asked the school's long time custodian, "Do you think it's
wise to keep the stock room unlocked and to let the teachers take things
The custodian looked at him gravely and said, "We trust them with the
children, don't we?"
5. Security tip
You may have heard of the dreaded "marketing list." The
imbeciles who developed this particular nuisance can't even get its name right.
It has nothing to do with marketing. Its goal is to sell. Sales and marketing
are two different things.
I'm not sure these lists achieve the goal of
actually selling. I've asked several people if they ever read any of the trash
sent via these lists, and they've all said it goes straight to the wastebasket.
That's anecdotal, but it's my story and I'm sticking to it.
What these lists do achieve:
Annoying potential customers.
Filling up our snail mail boxes with garbage.
Adding to the price of goods and services by increasing the overhead due
to the money firms waste on this anti-customer practice because they hired
some idiot who spends their money on it rather than engaging in something
that will actually reach out to customers.
Causing a lot of trees to die for no good reason.
Sapping USPS even further, because it delivers this trash at a price
that is below cost.
This is nothing more than trash delivery. Since I pay to have trash hauled
off (with really strict limits on qty), I don't want to have it delivered to me. Nor do I want to waste my
electricity and time shredding trash that has my name and address on it.
you're tired of shredding all this paper waste that has your name and address on
it and is sent without your permission, there is a way to stop a good amount of
it from filling up your USPS box. Visit the Direct Marketing Association at
www.dma.org and you can find an opt-out form.
Did you notice they don't get their own name right? Their members are engaged in
direct sales and direct spamming, not marketing.
What about the
trash delivery that continues after you've asked the DMA to put you on its
"Send me no trash" list? If you are receiving paper trash that you didn't ask to
receive, box up some kitchen waste and send it to the address from which you are
receiving the unsolicited trash. Enclose a note that you don't enjoy receiving
their paper trash and you are sending some of your own trash in response. If you
have a cat or dog, you can guess at how to escalate this process if they don't
"get it" the first time.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
Most people think of forgiveness as something you do for someone else. Very
few people see it as a core part of an effective fitness program. And that is
one reason why so few people have an effective fitness program.
how forgiveness can be of great benefit to you, it may help to understand what
happens without it. Think of a time when someone has wronged you. How did that
make you feel? I'm going to go out on a limb here and take a wild guess that it
didn't make you happy and energetic. In fact, maybe it even gave you a headache.
At the moment we discover "somebody done us wrong," we typically:
Can't focus on much else.
Feel tense, instead of relaxed.
Get knots in our stomach, headache, or other physical symptoms.
If the offense is bad enough:
We may lose our appetite for the next several days (or go the
opposite route and binge on junk food).
Sleep is difficult.
Small things set us off.
Desire, drive, and ambition take a nose-dive.
Negativity replaces optimism.
During this time, a medical analysis would reveal:
Lowered immune response.
Extended catabolic (muscle-eating) states.
Heightened presence of the body's stress chemicals.
Decreased storage of calcium in the bones (due to excess
Decreased ability to recover from hard physical training.
So the question is, "Why would you want this situation to
persist?" There is nothing good about it. And when you stop to think
about this situation, what purpose is served by punishing yourself
for a (real or perceived) transgression committed by someone else?
If the other person actually hurt you, what motivation can you
possibly have for continuing to hurt yourself? There is only one
Given this information, why would someone not
forgive? Two reasons:
A mistaken idea of what forgiveness is.
Not knowing how to go about it.
Let's tackle each of those. First, understand that
forgiveness does not mean you condone what the other person did.
Nor does it mean you are willing to forget it as if nothing
happened. Forgiving and forgetting are not the same thing.
Forgiveness means letting go of the emotions surrounding the
event. Harboring hatred for someone else is like holding a hot
coal in your hand. The longer you hold it, the deeper the burn.
Let it go.
How do you go about this process of letting go? There's no
"right" way and there's really no "wrong" way. Exactly what you
do will vary depending on the situation and who is involved.
Rather than apply somebody's formula, let your desire to forgive
guide you in what to do.
This means you must decide that you are going to forgive and
If you were wronged, it's not wrong for you to feel angry
about what happened. Just decide, though, that you aren't going
to hold onto that anger while awaiting the apology that will
never come. Or awaiting some other outside action. Forgiveness
does not need to be a response to someone else for you to do it.
Don't confuse reality with perception. Often, we assign
far more importance to a slight than it actually merits. Or
we get it wrong entirely. For example, some friends of mine
invited me to a musical event in which the wife was playing
an instrument. I'm an early riser, and this event started
not long before my normal bedtime. I attended, spoke with
them during the half-time intermission, and left just as the
intermission ended. To me, I had gone above and beyond the
call because my support of them resulted in my staying up
late and being sleep-deprived for the next several days.
They saw it differently, and took great offense at my
leaving when I did. They thought I had snubbed them, when
the opposite was true.
Don't look for the "hidden meaning" and thereby delay
the healing process. Many people view negative events as
serving some deliberate purpose of a higher power or their
own life plan. And they look for whatever that meaning is,
instead of letting go of the negative emotions.
Consequently, the original negative emotions remain and are
compounded by frustration or confusion. The answer they seek
almost never exists or requires a delusion to come into
existence. Sometimes, bad things happen just because another
person is a psychopath or has some other moral defect. Or is
just ignorant and insensitive. It's not about you, it's not
your fault, and it didn't happen to teach you a lesson.
Many people think they need to confront the other person,
then get an apology, then extend forgiveness. This is not the
correct order. First, you forgive. Then you approach the other
person with forgiveness already in your heart. This allows you
to, without malice, tell the other person how you felt injured
(or were injured). An apology isn't necessary for your
well-being. If the other person apologies, that benefits the
If someone else apologizes, don't respond by sloughing off
the offense unless it actually was no big deal. If it was no big
deal, you can state that and just forget the incident ever
But if it's a recurring offense or a major one, you can:
Accept the apology without condition.
Say you will accept the apology with condition.
With condition means you have an "only if" for accepting the
apology. An "only if" needs to be related to the offense. It has
no relation to forgiveness, though. "John, I forgive you. But I
will accept your apology as sincere only if you give me back the
$20 you stole from me."
In some cases, it is not possible to repair the damage that
has been done. Consider, for example, the murder of Nicole
Simpson. Of course, O.J. was unrepentant and never apologized.
Admitting his grisly crime would have made the case for
prosecution even stronger than the nearly airtight case it
already was. But suppose he had apologized. That would not have
brought Nicole back to life (or Ron Goldman, either).
In cases where it's not possible to undo what was done or
simply shrug it off, forgiveness is difficult and an apology
hard to honestly accept. If you find yourself unable to forgive
the other person or accept an apology due to the nature of the
offense, it is worthwhile to seek professional help.
Not because there is something wrong with you (there isn't),
but because if you don't get past this situation you will
continue to suffer harm from it.
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.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. Good
thing it didn't say he was a member of CONgress, or people would have
instantly known he was a crook!
8. Thought for the Day
It's easier to be thorough with what's needed and explain how things can be
improved, than to quickly "improve" something and then try to explain why it's
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