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Mindconnection eNL, 2014-07-20

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1. Good News

Item 1

Terrorism takes a huge hit! Fantastic news!

Two separate federal courts are now demanding an explanation from the IRS about how they could have destroyed all of the pertinent records in the case due to separate cases filed by Judicial Watch and True the Vote.

Now in a bi-partisan vote, the House of Representatives has signaled that they have had enough, going on a cutting frenzy on the IRS’ enforcement budget.

Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) started the action by authoring a $353 million cut saying, “The use of a government agency to harass, target, intimidate and threaten lawful, honest citizens was the worst form of authoritarianism.” Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., followed up with an amendment to cut an additional $788 million, all on top of the $72 million cut from last year’s $5 billion enforcement budget in the underlying bill. The overall cuts to the IRS’s enforcement budget when the smoke cleared — $1.2 billion or 25 percent, all on a voice vote.

The IRS abuse of power has gotten so politically toxic that no Democrat wanted to be on the record voting to defend them, allowing them to go forward without a recorded objection.

The news is even worse for Lerner personally, whose pension would be defunded under the House passed legislation so long as she remains in contempt of Congress.

And with the IRS abuse extending well beyond Lois Lerner’s reach to other divisions within the Agency, the House also voted to stop career employees at the rogue Agency from receiving merit bonuses this year.

This last act will likely create a firestorm of whistleblowers coming forward to tell the truth about the Agency’s abuse of power and the political motivations behind it, as angry civil servants react to getting hit in the pocketbook due to the malfeasance of others.
 

Now, I don't normally recommend these partisan "news" sources but a fellow anti-terrorist sent this tidbit to me and you can read more at NetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2014/07/lois-lerners-pension-defunded-whole-lot/#ixzz37prIOcK4
 

Item 2

For the millions of Americans unemployed and homeless due to Obamanomics, there's a neat new product that can help make the tent cities outside our major urban areas more livable. Ostensibly, it's marketed to the military but it really fits a need right here in Obamaland: http://www.wimp.com/concretetents/

It could also help alleviate homelessness in the many nations whose economies have been damaged by our nonFederal nonReserve's debauching of the dollar and by the IMF's various economy-damaging demands.

Item 3

Another new product promises cheap electricity:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528841/thermoelectric-material-to-hit-market-later-this-year

For anyone who doesn't know, materials science (mentioned previously in this very newsletter) has been making big advances and holds immense promise for solving many of the problems we now face. Unfortunately, materials science can't solve Obamageddon.

Item 4

Special thanks to Senator Jerry Moran for providing this item:

On 25JUN2014, "…the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that police must obtain a warrant before searching a cellphone or personal electronic device of an individual in custody. In the ruling, the court recognized the vast amount of information stored and produced by smartphone and tablets as compared to a general search of a house. As Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “A cell phone search would typically expose to the government far more than the most exhaustive search of a house: A phone not only contains in digital form many sensitive records previously found in the home; it also contains a broad array of private information never found in a home in any form — unless the phone is.”

Despite this ruling, federal agencies still have access to Americans’ emails that are stored on a server for more than 180 days without obtaining a warrant. I look forward to working with my colleagues to support commonsense updates to our electronic communications privacy laws that reflect changes in technology and offer Americans a sense of privacy from their government."

Item 5

Amazingly, a newspaper is printing the truth! What are the odds of that happening? Well, when the subject is the narcissistic psychopath, even extremely fact-averse statists can't ignore the massive destruction wrought by this criminal.

"The Billings, Montana, Gazette, the biggest newspaper in a region that includes portions of North Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho, is admitting its endorsement of Barack Obama for president in 2008 was a mistake." -- WND

It's too bad they are so dense they didn't admit that in 2008 (when Obama tripled the existing budget deficit for the coming year) or do their homework and reject Obama in 2008 due to his having the worst spending record in the Senate. But they did eventually leave the single digit IQ range, and that's progress. “Sometimes, you have to admit you’re wrong. And, we were wrong.”

The paper listed some of the scandals that have embroiled the Obama misadministration, and they also bemoaned the lack of progress on any real issues; they probably were not thinking of any real issues, such as abolishing the IRS and cutting federal spending to a reasonable level. But, hey, at least they see the narcissistic psychopath has scored zero in the "do something right" game.

Here is the Obama is a mistake article.

Item 6

Speaking of the narcissistic psychopath, in his 08JUL address to victims in Denver, he showed absolutely no remorse for his crimes or the massive damage resulting from them. In criminal trials, judges weigh lack of remorse in sentencing. That's why, for example, the perp needs a guilty plea to get any sort of leniency.

Obama actually claims his crimes have improved things. Really! Here's a quote: "By almost every measure, we're better off than we were when I took office. By almost every measure!"

Lies this blatant, even coming from a politician, are very insulting to people are are non-delusional and at least semi-aware of the devastation (number of food stamp recipients nearly doubled, national debt nearly doubled, medical care insurance now unaffordable for millions who previously had it, 10s of millions of full-time jobs erased and replaced with part-time jobs, 51% unemployment, further alienation in the international community, etc.).

The good news here is that, Obama is likely to be hoisted by his own petard on this one. Sane people rejected this psychopath years ago, but this latest proof of his psychopathy has to be "the final straw" for even those folks willing to overlook Obama's crimes by some lame excuse or another. He has no excuse in the first place, and his total lack of remorse just confirms he is a dangerous psychopath. Perhaps this will, at last, result in the Justice Department finally doing its job and arresting him. That would be the best good news since this whole debacle began.

Item 7

Some years ago, a brilliant educator proposed that students across America learn the same basic subjects so they are conversant on the same cultural topics. So, in addition to a strong emphasis on the three Rs, American public school students would read a set of the same sonnets, plays, and other great works of literature. Oddly enough, a recent survey showed that the vast majority of college students can't name even one of Homer's poems--stunning as that sounds. So the need for this really basic education is already established. Students would also learn the same basic geography, civics, and other topics that have long been neglected. This would build a common base of competency. He called it Common Core.

Unfortunately, the name has been hijacked for use in a system dedicated to undermining the learning experience about as much as is possible. It's gross child abuse and for that reason "Common Core" is--a priori--illegal. Those behind it should already be serving long prison sentences, but because the USA is a failed state that lacks a viable government, these sadistic criminals get by with these mass scale crimes.

The good news is teachers are fighting the abuse. No "go quietly into the night" for them. The devastation being wrought on children is now meeting fierce resistance. These teachers do not want to be accomplices in a criminal endeavor of such magnitude.

Users of Microsoft products have long recognized that Microsoft must have a team devoted to deliberately making software frustrating for users. The kinds of bugs and frustrations we find with each new iteration of Windows or Office can't be there by accident. So it should come as no surprise that Bill Gates has been a big proponent of the abuse system known as Common Core. The good news there is even Darth Gates is being forced back.

In March of this year, the American Federation of Teachers – a union with some one million members – cut off millions of dollars of funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and terminated their relationship with it. The reason? Its members strongly disapprove of the Common Core child abuse system.

2. Product Highlight

Translate Japanese, with this pocket electronic translator.

Mindconnection made a sweet deal with the manufacturer, and we are passing the savings on to you. This device retails at $289.95 and we are selling it (for a limited time) for only $79.99. Yes, Wow!

The 400-series translator offers basic translation tools that help two people communicate, even though they don't speak the same language.

This translating device contains over 460,000 words and 1,100 phrases. Translation works in both directions.

  • Advanced word recognition allows you to find a word just by typing the first few letters.
  • MorphoFinder helps you find source words for English past participles, gerunds, and plural forms.
  • The "Slang lock" function allows you to toggle between "include" or "exclude" (lock in/lock out) slang in the dictionaries.
  • Pictured dictionary (for basic words, more info below). English phonetic transcription.
  • Real human voice for the words in the dictionary in both languages.
  • Vector Ultima spell-checker.
 

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3. Brainpower tip

Seek clarity when trying to puzzle out a situation or problem. It's typical to approach things with the brain on autopilot, often missing what the real problem is.

Our "solution" fails because it addresses a symptom rather than the actual problem. Failure isn't, by definition, a success. To avoid looking stupid, apply your brainpower to the actual problem rather than a symptom.

One way to get to the real problem is to ask "why" until you hit a dead end. In the Six Sigma approach to quality, there is actually a procedure called "the five whys" and it's worth reading about if you're not familiar with it.


4. Finance tip

With unemployment (in the USA) now past 51% (thanks, Obama, we needed that), keeping your job (or getting great references if your employer goes under) is more important than ever. And how you do it is very different today. It's no longer good enough to just carry out your assigned tasks. You have to think about how to create value for your employer. Look for opportunities and you'll find them.

Don't be satisfied with giving your employer reasons to keep you. Perform such that they look for ways to keep you.

Some specific tips:

  • No excuses.
  • No drama.
  • No complaints.
  • No backbiting or gossiping.
  • No dumping on others.
  • No lying.
  • Do your work efficiently.
  • Encourage others, including your boss.
  • Listen carefully, fully focusing on what's being said.
  • Offer suggestions, rather than telling people what they are doing wrong.
  • Ask others for their input; people love to give advice and you build bonds this way.
  • Volunteer to take a task nobody else wants.
  • Identify the movers and shakers in your firm and in your industry. Be alert for things you can do for them.
  • Make your health a priority, so you have the energy to be effective at work.

And, finally, practice thinking.


5. Security tip

The single biggest threat to your security today (if you're in the USA) is a terrorist group many people call the "Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths." Yes, I write about them often. But that's because they are such a big threat to the personal security of every American. 

These terrorists act with impunity, engaging in all sorts of predatory attacks on innocent citizens without being held accountable for their crimes. Examples abound, including the Hoyt Fiasco; in this particular crime spree, Lois Lerner and Kevin Brown made $103 million disappear and managed to trash the lives of 4300 innocent American citizens. No response from the Department of "Defense" or the Department of "Justice" despite the fact that both Departments allegedly exist to defend America against its enemies and against criminals, respectively. 

Here's a recent development in how Ms. Lerner continues to plunder and terrorize with no fear of retribution from the authorities:
http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=384506&utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+
Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Will+Senate+
defund+HUD+racial+housing+quotas%3f&utm_content=Camp%3a+IRS+claims+to+have+lost+over+2+years+of+Lerner+emails%0d+

The solution? Demand, don’t merely suggest, that this terrorist group be abolished. This agency does not serve any legitimate purpose, but the harm it does is immense. Abolishing it would greatly diminish terrorism against US citizens. But another benefit is an economy without these terrorists would be far healthier and federal revenue would increase dramatically.

In short, there is zero reason to continue supporting this harmful agency and there are compelling reasons to abolish it. Congress has no greater mandate than to abolish this criminal enterprise permanently. Locking up Lois Lerner and Kevin Brown would be helpful, but there are more degenerates where they came from. Close down the source.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

A reader wrote to say that it's easy for me to dispense fitness advice "while you're young, but wait until you get to be my age. You'll sing a different tune. How about something for us older folks?"

She just turned 40. I've got nearly 15 years on her, so am well past her age. In both of the photos at right, I am over 50.

If you want to see even older guys who do a good job of staying physically fit, check out Lee Haney or Sylvester Stallone.

A couple of older women who stay in great shape are Demi Moore (a couple of years younger than I) and Madonna (a year older). Someone quite remarkable is Dr. Jeffrey Life, M.D. And then there's the legendary Marlene Dietrich, who had beautiful legs even in her 80s.

While it is true that age catches up to all of us (assuming we don't die prematurely), it's simply not true that that your body has to start looking bad as you pass through your mid-30s. Yes, it gets more challenging to have a ripped, muscular physique as you move past that age range. But that level of fitness isn't required for good general health and a nice-looking body.

Some great tips, below....

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

For you "older folks" who have no interest in weight-training or much of a supplement regime, here is something for you. A few tips to help you feel energetic and look healthy:

  • Eliminate instantized grain products from your diet. Entirely. Replace them with whole grain products, but also reduce overall grain consumption by replacing most of the grain with fresh fruit and green vegetables. For example, instead of buying quick oats buy "old-fashioned" oats. Instead of those chemical flavorings that processed oatmeals have, add diced apricot, diced cherries, sliced peaches, pureed plums, or even raisins for flavoring. Or if you're in a hurry, flavor it with powdered cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • No soda. This ages you in multiple ways.
  • Need I say anything about using any tobacco products? I sure hope not!
  • Eliminate high fructose corn syrup from your diet. Foods containing this toxin usually contain other toxins and usually are devoid of nutrients.
  • Eat plenty of nutrient-dense vegetables, daily. Examples include kale, spinach, broccoli, chard, turnip greens, peppers, eggplant, carrots, green beans, and just about anything else you can find in the produce aisle or your own garden. Try different things regularly.
  • Use herbs!
  • Practice good posture. Really practice it, and I mean mindfully. Practice makes perfect, and this goes for your posture.
  • Find a physical activity you enjoy, and do it regularly. If it's something low-key such as walking, supplement with a weight-bearing exercise such as stair climbing (and not just a little of that, really work those stairs).
  • Take a chill pill, regularly. It's good to be disciplined and stay on top of things. It's bad (and unhealthy) to obsess over problems.
  • Don't let other people drive you nuts. If you're respectful to other people and they treat you abusively, then end the relationship.
 

 

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.

7. Factoid

In the American War Between the States, both sides used kits to deliver letters and newspapers. Yep, they traveled over the airwaves just as e-mails and blogs do today!

8. Thought for the Day

Praise be Obama, and blessed is His name for He can do no wrong and if He did do something wrong it either didn't happen or was Bush's fault.

 

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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. Please pass this newsletter along to others.


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