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Mindconnection eNL, 2015-05-03

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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

Another advancement in using biomass for fuel shows promise. The oil paradigm has many flaws, and the sooner we get away from that the better. Read about this development here:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/536741/a-new-source-of-hydrogen-for-fuel-cell-vehicles

Item 2

Pee-powered toilets help solve power needs in refuge camps. Read the article here:

http://www.electronicproducts.com/Sustainable/Research/Pee_powered_toilets_to_provide_electricity_to_refugee_camps_disaster_zones.aspx

Perhaps it will soon be possible to harness the BS generated by CONgress to power our 150 largest cities.

Item 3

And then there are new possibilities with "number 2." Read what they are doing with this stuff that's generated at Mount Everest Base Camp:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/engineers-attack-mt-everests-12ton-poop-problem

Perhaps we can adapt this solution for all the sh** we get from the criminal cabal that pretends to be our federal "government." We'd be able to shut down all coal and nuclear plants and still have plenty of power to meet the needs of every city in the country.

Item 4

This guy is doing something wonderful with leftover hotel soap and shampoo:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-you-shouldn-t-steal-hotel-shampoo-184253471.html

Item 5

The Tennessee legislature has officially abolished the child abuse program known as "Common Core." Could this be the start of a national trend toward sanity? Read about it here:

http://benswann.com/breaking-tennessee-legislature-repeals-common-core/

Item 6

Take a look at all 13 of these pictures, especially the one where law-abiding citizens form a protective wall in front of the police (to protect the police): http://mytechnologyworld9.blogspot.in/2015/05/baltimore-protest-pictures-media-isnt.html

2. Product Highlight

Scan, baby, scan!

The C-Pen 3.0 pen scanner allows you to scan text from almost any foreign language. This scanning pen is fast, efficient, and easy to use. And we have it on sale now for a limited time only.

No complicated setup, works via USB. Everything is included so you can scan directly into any PC application quickly and efficiently, from a huge range of languages and character sets. The C-Pen 20 is fast, efficient, and easy to use.

 

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This "glory" shot has the USB cable air-brushed out,
but it looks cool so we're using it.

http://www.mindconnection.com/product/LANG-ECT-CPEN30.html

 

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3. Brainpower tip

One reason so many people have brainpower that's far less then their potential is they expose their minds to sources of disinformation and non-information. Examples include most television shows, radio shows, consumer magazines, and "conversations" that lack substance (think of the male bovine and a common pasture activity).

Simply eliminating these mental toxins can boost a person's effective IQ by 50 points or more.

But why stop there? Feed your mind with sources of good information, such as:

  • Substantive magazines, such as Discover, Science News, National Geographic.
  • Nonfiction books. Learn, baby, learn! Sitting down and reading a book is a brainbuilder in itself, choosing good books greatly enhances the effect.
  • Nonfiction audiobook titles. I personally enjoy the University Lecture Series.
  • Documentary videos. These are free at your local public library.
  • Conversations with people who are critical thinkers. Make sure the topics are worth discussing. Generally, such things as sports, weather, politics, and religion don't make the grade.
  • Informative Websites. It's amazing what you can find online. Sure, much of it is junk. But there are some really good Websites. Pick a topic you're interested in and use a search engine (anything but Google, which stinks compared to Yahoo, Bing, and Duck Duck Go) to locate authoritative, informative, interesting sites related to it.
  • Television isn't totally bad (however, I refuse to watch it). You can find truly excellent programming on The Discovery Channel (I have watched videos of their shows, and they are great) and similar outlets.
  • Radio has some mentally healthy programming also. NPR immediately come to mind. Sure, it has its share of left wing propaganda programs, but it also has a slew of good educational material. And The Car Guys is hard to beat for both education and entertainment.

You really don't need a list of what's good or bad to read, discuss, listen to, or watch. I mention those things above just to give you some reference points. What's important is that you make a deliberate effort to evaluate these various sources. Then choose only the good ones, to the extent possible.

Managing your mental diet is similar in many respects to managing your physical diet. Eliminate junk, and get a variety of nutrient-dense foods.


4. Finance tip

Sick, twisted individuals are negatively affecting the economy you live in. This seriously harms your financial health.

Reprobates employed by a certain terrorist organization tend to take out their sick fantasies on people who have worked hard to succeed. Interviews of these reprobates, and statements they've made in court, show a deep jealousy on their part. Many of them have frankly stated that anyone making more money than they do "deserves" the brutal abuse meted out by this terrorist organization.

Typical first-rung wages in the terrorist group's collections department are in the mid-20s per year (at least that was the figure a few years back). No wonder they are jealous. They are people with no real job prospects due to deep personal defects, but they can exercise enormous power to make others suffer. And they are accountable to no one. This situation is inconsistent with the basic tenets of what it means to be civilized.

These people lack the skill, ability, and character to make it in business. They simply cannot understand how that's done without cheating, because they have to cheat just to come out as slightly below average. Thus, they conclude that anyone who does succeed in business cheated to do so. The presumption of guilty (even if proven innocent) is fundamental to how they see their victims.

This problem of jealous, destructive reprobates has had a deleterious brain-drain effect on the USA for the past several decades. Wealth-generating, job-creating Americans have been ex-patriating (in growing numbers) because they have no other choice when made a target of this abuse.

The result is "filter-down poverty."

When interviewed for a book on expatriation, every single ex-pat interviewed said their reason for fleeing was this terrorist organization. Don't confuse this with some sort of aversion to taxes, which this is not at all about. When asked specifically if they meant their tax burden, each ex-pat said no. Taxes had nothing to do with their decision to flee. Their reason to leave their native country, and take their wealth-producing brains with them, was the systematic abuse and terrorism inflicted upon them by these terrorists.

This terrorist organization has received additional power since our latest dictator took office in January of 2009. So the problem is getting worse. In 2013, the number of new terrorist-fleeing ex-pats was a record-breaking 2,099 individuals. Last year, that increased by an astounding 14%, setting a new record of 3,415 Americans seeking out a civilized place to live where they won't be harassed, abused, and attacked by lawless reprobates.

There is a simple solution to this problem. Simply disband that terrorist organization. It serves no legitimate purpose, costs the Treasury far more than it takes in, routinely engages in illegal and immoral behavior, and (by din of the growing brain drain) is a direct threat to national security. A thinking, informed person could easily make a list of 100 compelling reasons to disband these terrorists. No thinking, informed person can come up with a single reason to continue the existence of this terrorist organization. Nor can any moral, informed person.

If we had an actual Department of Defense, it would defend the nation against this threat. But it doesn't. It is sworn to do so. It violates its oath.

All that money spent on the military ($495.6 billion for 2015), totally wasted. Not a penny is going for our defense.

So the system isn't working. We need an intervention from CONgress. The retards in CONgress have many tools at their disposal, such as reducing the terrorist organization's budget to zero. Or passing a new law named something like the "End State-sanctioned Terrorism and Improve the Economy Act" (ESTRIA). Another possible name is "Stop The Insanity and Depravity Act" (STIDA). Maybe "Retire Our Terrorists (ROT) would be the best name of all. In any case, the Act would legislatively disband the terrorists and make it a felony to regroup or reconstitute this disgusting, morally reprehensible, destructive organization in any way, shape, or form.

The effect on our economy would be electric. The effect on us as a people, no longer living in fear of powerful, lawless, useless reprobates who can and do strike at will for no good reason other than their own personal gain or personal jealousy, would be even greater. We would be well on the way to becoming a civilized nation.

What can you do? Explain this problem to your misrepresentative in CONgress. Write to your two senators. Join a citizen advocacy group that advocates ending the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths. Talk to others, and use blunt, factually correct language rather than the propagandistic euphemisms for what these terrorists are and do. That would be a good start. We need to take this burden off our economy, and off our society generally. Let's make it happen.
 


5. Security tip

You probably receive unwanted solicitations for various kinds of financial scams via USPS. These include:
  • A credit card that looks good until you read the fine print and see they charge you $90 a year for the "privilege" of using their card. All you have to do is activate it.
  • A pre-approved credit card application, and the card is actually good but you don't have a particular reason to get another card.
  • Wow, a business line of credit for "capital funding" up to $150,000!

What do you do with these come-ons? Pat yourself on the back if you don't swallow the bait. But don't pat yourself on the back unless you cross-shred these items.

As Obamageddon continues to put people out of work, they turn to criminal endeavors so they can eat. Dumpster diving is now a popular past-time. The criminal looks specifically for these scam items, and then uses them for various purposes such as:

  • Identity theft. The scam items have your name and address on them, and that's bad enough. They typically have additional information that can also be used against you.
  • Cashing in. The criminal accepts the offer on your behalf. The funds go into a temporary account, which the criminal then drains and closes. But you are on the hook for that $150,000 "working capital" loan that is typically made with an APR north of 40%. If you make an average wage, you will never, ever pay this off.
  • Information selling. It's not a crime to collect and sell information about other people. Dumpster diving to collect it is fairly risk-free. What this means for you is you become a target of maybe dozens of scamsters.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Mike wrote asking me about my "broken ribs" in the photo. Those aren't ribs, those are muscles. They're just very developed and not covered by fat. That's why they appear in such stark relief.

For most people, back training consists of lat pulldowns and incorrectly done bent over rows.

If you want a powerful, impressive back, you must work all of the muscle groups. Rear delts and rhomboids are typically neglected. As you can see, I don't neglect mine.

It's impossible in the space of a short article to describe how to properly develop your back. But with a few key concepts highlighted, you should be able to figure out a program for yourself.

While a weak back is normal, it's not desirable. A strong back takes work, but it's well worth it. To develop that strong back, base your program on these concepts:

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle
 
  • Split training. You cannot do a "full body" workout and expect great results. You simply don't have the energy to do a workout that will incite the adaptive response; intensity is key. Train your back on its own day, in combination with another, smaller muscle group. Most popular is biceps; I do back and biceps. Don't try something like chest and back on the same day, there's not enough energy.
  • Map it out from the top down. Work rear delts, specifically. Work rhomboids, specifically (bent over row with arms in position to focus there). Work lower/mid/upper lats, specifically. Then work it in the opposite direction: lower lats, mid lats, upper lats, rhomboids, delts.
  • Use isometric finishing exercises. This has been especially helpful to me in lower lat development. I squeeze those puppies well past the point of pain.
  • Vary your grip when doing chin-ups and pull-ups. If you aren't doing chin-ups and pull-ups, you aren't going to get the lat development your back is capable of producing.
  • Focus on getting the muscle burn, not on moving weight up and down.
  • Be sure to incorporate ultra-slow reps at some point during your workout.
  • Vary the tempo of the lifting and lowering motion from set to set and sometimes from rep to rep.
  • Be sure to do a few step movements (e.g., take 10 seconds to lower the weight 1/4, pause 10 seconds, take 10 seconds to lower the weight another 1/4, pause 10 seconds, take 10 seconds to lower the weight another 1/4; then raise the weight and start all over.
  • Focus on keeping the muscle under tension. Resting at the extreme range of movement diminishes the effectiveness of the exercise. Rest between sets, not between reps.

You can use these same principles (except the ones related to chin-ups and pull-ups and the mapping thing) for developing other muscle groups. You want impressive calves or an impressive chest? Use these principles.

Any good weight workout will cause your heart to race. If you're not breathing hard, you're not doing it right.

 

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 ancient times, strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed. Today, members of CONgress shake hands while lying through their teeth.

8. Thought for the Day

No one ever says, "It's only a game!" …when their team is winning. Same idea applies to "It's only a job" (time to get another one) and other aspects of life.

 

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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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