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Mindconnection eNL, 2014-08-17

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Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Thought 4 the Day

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1. Good News

Item 1

A new LCD display will improve the way we look at mobile devices. Literally: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529856/super-fast-pixels-could-make-smartphones-brighter-and-longer-lasting

Item 2

And these devices may soon have batteries that last twice as long! Read the story, here:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/530001/longer-lasting-battery-is-being-tested-for-wearable-devices

Item 3

The Evil Empire is losing its dominance. I have long thought "social media" to be a useless, pointless time-drain. But its effects on Google now give it a new luster. It may be the key to ridding the world of this corrupt corporation, as it fills a void created by Google's greedy moves to convert its former search engine into an ad spam serving system. See this story: http://www.sitepronews.com/2014/08/15/social-media-threatening-googles-dominance/

Item 4

The illegal Unaffordable Care Act continues to collapse under the weight of its own lunacy. Independent Women's Voice recently reported, "Aetna, the nation’s third largest insurer, is saying that of the 720,000 people who signed up for ObamaCare exchange coverage in May, only 600,000 are paying customers now. Aetna expects those numbers to drop even further to 500,000 by the end of the year."

If you don't mind Fox News (which I personally don't watch because I don't watch any news shows), you can see Independent Women's Voice health policy director Hadley Heath Manning provide more details on how the people are rejecting Obummercare by not paying:

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Item 5

The Obama Scam is unraveling. Gallup Polls continue to show the Great Pretender's approval rating on a declining line and his disapproval rating on an inclining line--with a widening gap. It's a mystery to me why it took nearly two years for those lines to actually cross, but cross they did. And recently, Gallup showed 51% disapproval and 43% approval: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

You may be wondering what is wrong with 43% of Americans that they could actually approve of the job performance of a man(churian candidate) who has been far more destructive to the nation than any other U.S. President in history.

It's also interesting that the 51% disapproval figure is the same as our 51% unemployment figure. This would indicate that the real disapproval figure is much higher, unless by some chance a huge percentage of the unemployed can't understand the simple fact that increasing the national debt by 80% in only 5 years is a sure way to massively destroy American jobs.

It seems likely that Gallup did its polling very selectively to get that number. Unless the stupidity epidemic is far worse than we thought, the actual Obama approval number is probably in the mid single digits and disapproval is in the 90% range. But then again, I may be too generous in my appraisal of brain function in many people.

But note that, according to the Rassmussen Report, Barry Soetoro aka "Barrack Obama" has a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20. This is a bit more encouraging reflection on the human capacity to think.

The good news is that no matter how you look at it, most Americans disapprove of the worst presidential performance on record.

What would be the best news in a very long time is that the Great Pretender is arrested for, and convicted of, his 100 most egregious crimes. Probably won't happen, but there is always hope....

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 450,000 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.
 

 

 

 

Sold out in 2015, discontinued.

 

3. Brainpower tip

In our functionally illiterate society, people routinely misuse words because they don't understand the language. But word choices matter. Here's a little quiz:

Q: What is the world's tallest mountain, and about how high is it?

If you answered Mount Everest at about 29,000 feet you gave the wrong answer. Everest is the world's highest mountain, not its tallest.

The world's tallest mountain is Ponto do Pico, in the Azores. It's about 7700 feet high, but from its base its length is 20,000 feet.

So how tall is Mount Everest? I looked for that answer online, but all I could find was information about its height. This sad fact just shows how pernicious the illiteracy problem has become. That said, we do know that Everest is a peak on a very high mountain range. The Himalayan plateau on which Everest sits is, according to geologists, about 11,500 feet above sea level.

So applying math that is apparently way beyond the ability of members of CONgress, we subtract the height of the plateau from the height of Everest to find that Everest is about 17,000 feet tall. Still extremely tall, but 3,000 feet shorter than Ponto do Pico.

Word choices matter. When you speak or write, seek to be clear in your communication by choosing words that align with your meaning. When someone else misuses a word, seek clarity. In the example question given, you might ask, "Do you mean the world's highest mountain or its tallest? Because those are two different mountains."

Most importantly, use the right words when you think.

Politicians and other white collar criminals routinely engage in language abuse to obfuscate and manipulate. A great example of this is the use of the phrase "health care" when speaking of the Job Destruction and Unaffordable Care Act, also known as Obummercare. This illegal mislegislation is allegedly about medical care insurance, not about health care. Medical care and health care are two very different subjects.


4. Finance tip

They walk among us

A profoundly disinformed person commented on Amazon book review of mine with this:

"Contrary to the reviewer's claim, and sadly to popular belief, the money for government spending does not have to 'come from somewhere.'"

No, I am not making that up! Someone actually wrote that and even put his name to it (maybe a pseudonym).

Not satisfied with embarrassing himself with that whopper, he continued to spread even more fairy tale dust:

"One of government's primary roles is to create money - from nothing. Taxes do not fund government spending, they function to regulate the economy - high taxes when inflation threatens, low taxes when demand is flagging. A recent (March or Feb 2014) report of the Bank of England spells this out in detail. The long review is based on a popular myth. Read any book on Modern Monetary Theory."

Wow! How anyone can believe such nonsensical fiction is beyond me. Who makes this stuff up, someone on an acid trip?

It's not just his ignorance and spewing of absurdities that is alarming. The dangerous non-thinking evident in his comments makes me very sad for him. What a travesty.

But you, being a reader of this newsletter, are an informed individual. And here's some more information....

What debt?

The national debt is very real and is having hugely deleterious effects. If the govt (or anyone else) can benignly create money out of thin air with no ill effect as the aforementioned non-thinker asserts, then there's no reason to have a national debt. Just pay it off with that fake money. But that isn't being done, and this non-thinker doesn’t even question why not.

What is being done is our currency is being debauched by the nonFederal nonReserve so that the debt can be paid back with increasingly less valuable dollars (thus, inflation). But the fraud adversely affects everyone, not just federal creditors.

It’s also worth noting that the Bank of England's self-serving propaganda is not necessarily true just because it's issued by the same criminals who have been conducting the debt slavery in England. Something like 91% of the land in England is owned by a handful of families; we're supposed to consider the banks that are run by those families to be honest and objective? Sheesh.

It's probably not true that national banks are inherently unworkable; due to fraud, it's just turned out that way. But what is painfully clear is that, but due to the concentration of power and wealth, national banks are inherently tempting targets for white collar criminals. Without proper controls, they become weapons of debt.

This is why:

  • Andrew Jackson's dying words were "I killed the bank" and why the banksters sent not just one but five assassins after him.
  • The banksters sent an assassin after Teddy Roosevelt, who almost died from the shot to his chest (school kids are not taught this bit of history).
  • The Federal Reserve Act was illegally signed into law by the same criminal who gave us both world wars and who was, until recently, indisputably the worst President of all time.

Out of thin air

You can't really create money out of thin air; you can only counterfeit it that way. And counterfeiting is a form of theft.

When corporate criminals are using the federal government to transfer trillions to their own pockets, those crimes leave us holding a massive debt. Between 2008 and 2013, the nFnR "created" $49 trillion that it then simply gave to the largest banks (sorry, nothing for the smaller banks, credit unions, or family that just lost its home to foreclosure).

The Secret Service was created to fight counterfeiting, and despite what Hollywood movies portray that is its primary mission today. They let the nFnR counterfeit $49 trillion. Counterfeiting hugely damages an economy, which is why the Nazis made plates for printing dollars and Pound notes. We should all be asking why the Secret Service doesn't shut down the nFnR. Apparently, they are keeping the reason a secret.

There is no free lunch. Wishing it so does not make it so. The idea that the government (such that it is) makes money out of thin air to fund itself, and it's all benign, defies fundamental concepts of mathematics and economics. And, of course, plain old common sense.

Size matters (the size of the debt, that is)

Barry Soetoro is illegally using the name "Barrack Obama" though there is no record he ever legally changed his name from the one on his Indonesian passport (Barry Soetoro) to the one being used on his obviously faked birth certificate (red flags of fakery are all over it, such as declaring race as "black" in 1961 when that word wasn't yet in use for "negro").

During Soetoro's first five years in office, he pushed spending measures very aggressively. Thanks to his efforts, the national debt, which was already far too great, increased by 80% in only five years.

And that figure is grossly understated, as Soetoro and his cronies are using accounting gimmicks to downplay the actual increase--don't take my word for that, just ask the GAO. In 2013, the GAO released a blistering report on Soetoro's reported deficit spending of $1.2 trillion in 2012. The GAO said it was actually, and I quote, "$6 trillion if you use honest accounting methods."

All that debt, on top of the $700 trillion Soetoro's employers at Goldman Sachs, etc., created in "derivatives" has made the USA into a de facto third world country economically and in other ways. Europeans who visit here are shocked at the dismal state of our infrastructure--crumbling roads, falling bridges, antique power grid, 100 year old water supply systems, and so on.

That toxic debt is floating out there, but cannot float indefinitely. In fact, it's killing our country now. The United States is dying from debt.

That debt is a huge factor in why only 49% of American working age adults now have a job--part-timers are included in that number.

Thanks a lot, Barry--you deserve a cell at Guantanamo.

A way out

The solution to this debt slavery requires at least two major changes:

  1. Eliminate the nonFederal nonReserve.
  2. Restore lawful government to take the place of the gangsta government that now plagues the nation.

Those changes will not happen with the same political party (Demopublicans/Republocrats) in power. After a hundred+ year reign of error, this band of bandits needs to be kicked out.

You can clip coupons until you develop severe carpal tunnel syndrome, and you'll have barely covered a drop in the bucket of money stolen from you via the gangsta-government sponsored fraud.

Asking your D/R misrepresentatives to implement those two steps above is probably a waste of time. But ask them anyhow, so they will at least know not everyone has been drinking the Kool-Aid they're serving.

For your future financial security:

  1. Think carefully about what the D/R regime has done to this nation and then vote for some other party.
  2. Boycott their real employers, such as Big Banking (use a credit union or regional bank).
  3. Look for ways to go "off grid" from these fools wherever doing so is a fairly easy choice. If you want to make harder choices, that's even better.


5. Security tip

This video shows an emerging threat to the safety and security of all the world's citizens. Given the size of the stupidity epidemic, this threat could become reality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYJ-yfnj-OE. Be alert to ways to stop it, and take action.

Sharing this video with others could help us all get off the disaster train.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

In the finance tip, I shared some profoundly ignorant statements made in the comments area of an an online book review. It may seem shocking that people that ignorant can actually exist. Yet, the ignorance epidemic isn't confined to the subjects in that example.

I recently listened to an audio book in which the author was giving nutritional advice. His advice was to eat fruit only once a week. Or if you eat it more often, have maybe a couple of small slices of apple a day. According to him, eating too much fruit is one reason so many people are so fat.

Naturally, he's an M.D.

His basic idea is sound; the yoyo insulin games that 80% of Americans play with their bodies by eating bad carbs (such as "healthy" ones like "whole wheat") does contribute mightily to obesity. But they they aren't doing that by eating fruit.

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle
And he misses another point.

People who consume fresh fruit are typically eating that instead of the convenience garbage. The garbage addicts typically don't eat enough fruit. Eating fruit on a regular basis is part of a healthy lifestyle.

But fruit contains sugars, so should you eat it sparingly? Let's see.

I eat fruit every day. Each week, I eat not one piece of fruit but about many pieces of fruit. Apples, grapefruit, peaches, pears, apricots.... Great taste and massive health benefits. I even eat a small quantity of raisins every day.

As is my custom, I'm enjoying summer with a ripped and cut look that would allow me to walk into any (natural, no-steroid) bodybuilding contest and look like a serious contender. You can even see the striations in my pecs.

Is it because I am young and have a genetic advantage? Well, I'm in my mid-50s and come from a love handles and thunder thighs Sicilian heritage on my dad's side. My dad, in fact, maintained 50% body fat for most of his life. Being lean doesn't run on the other side of the family, either. No genetic advantage for me.

So I can confidently tell you that eating fruit does not make you fat.

But, according to another author many common vegetables will make you fat. On his list of "don't eat these" was the sweet potato. Hmm. I eat a sweet potato nearly every day. And why do I eat so many? Well, 8-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, who is two years older than I and still looks great, said they should be part of your diet. He even includes sweet potato powder in the meal replacement supplement he sells.

Now maybe I'm wrong, but a guy who can win Mr. Olympia more times than Arnold Schwarzenegger did might possibly know something about what foods make you fat and what foods don't.

The list of ignorant comments by "experts" goes on and on. Interestingly, the "experts" writing these diet books (based on the fact they have an MD rather than any education in nutrition) look fat and doughy to me. You see their bio, and there's a head shot with puffy cheeks. Not one of these guys takes his shirt off to show you his ripped bod, because he can't.

There's also the poppycock about dietary fat ("don't eat eggs, don't eat oils, don't eat nuts"), also. Contrary to the propaganda from the processed grain industry, you need fat to burn fat. I consume about four dozen eggs each week and about a liter of olive oil every 5 to 6 weeks. Looks like I have no problem burning fat.

What I don't consume are meat, wheat, corn, and soy. And I don't consume fruit juices (too glycemic), soda pop (degrades bones), or alcohol (each drink of it kills some brain cells--why would anybody self-administer dementia?).

Fat does not make you fat (unless you overdo it). But nearly all of the "low fat" substitutes for it wreak havoc on your endocrine system, resulting in more fat on your frame.

Getting the body composition you want is a matter of managing your hormonal environment through smart food choices and intense (short but brutal) exercise.

One smart food choice is to eat fresh fruits regularly. Normally, I eat fruit after consuming a 4-egg omelet. The fats and proteins blunt any possible glycemic response. The typical American diet produces a glycemic response in the range of 60 to 80. My typical meal has a glycemic response of nearly zero.

About that omelet. I use a stainless steel pan with a ceramic coating. I don't use aluminum cookware, even if it is coated, because aluminum intake is a huge risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease (AD). To this end, I make my own baking powder (what's on your grocer's shelves is probably of the "AD-enabling" variety--read the label, and you'll wonder why we don't have a food and drug administration. Oops, we do. Fancy that.

Also, I do not use antiperspirants (if you eat right, you don't need them anyhow). Read the label. What's up with all this deliberate aluminum poisoning? Yes, it does get absorbed through the skin. If you have any of this crap in your bathroom, toss it in the garbage right away.

If you've ever watched someone spiral down to death through the hell that is AD, you should be plenty motivated to follow exactly what I just said about aluminum. If you're not so motivated, you can get that motivation with a trip to any nursing home that has AD patients (you'd be hard-pressed to find one that doesn't).

Why the people who make aluminum-laced baking powder, aluminum cookware, and aluminum-laced anti-perspirant aren't locked up for this criminal psychopathy, I don't know. Only you can protect you from these assaults; don't buy this stuff, and do toss out any that you now have. The "government" really does not care and is not going to help.

I mentioned the ceramic coating. Why not Teflon? If you don't know why Teflon is toxic, you can research that. But it has no business being applied to anything that is going to touch food.

In Europe, by the way, Teflon is banned for use as a wire insulation material--because of its toxicity. In the USA, it's used quite extensively for that purpose.

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

For every real Christmas tree harvested, two to three seedlings are planted in its place. That seems to be happening with crooks in Washington, too.

8. Thought for the Day

Do you prefer to associate with people who make excuses, or with people who get things done?

 

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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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