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Mindconnection eNL, 2015-05-17

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1. Good News

Item 1

Update on this item from the previous issue:

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Sometimes, people come to America and create jobs. Consider this example, reported in the May 2015 Edition of Inc. Magazine. Ayah Bdeir founded "...littleBits, a toymaker whose products inspire kids to engage in science and technology." Such products are sorely needed in a country like ours, where scientific illiteracy reigns and there's a severe shortage of kids going into science and technology. So she's really helping America. And she hired 45 people.

That's the good news. The bad news is she lives in constant fear of deportation. Apparently, the same government that won't deport a certain illegal alien who has destroyed millions of American jobs can't figure out how to make this woman feel welcome in America. I didn't find out if she wanted to become a U.S. citizen (and thus subject to the IRS, so not a good idea) or was just trying to help us on a Visa.

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The May 2015 issue of Inc. Magazine ran a 1-page piece as the final article in that issue. It includes a full length photo of Ms. Bdeir. She moved to the USA from Lebanon to attend MIT. Instead of taking her education back out of the USA as so many foreign students do, she obtained an artists Visa to give back to the country that provided that education.

Not only did she found an American company, but she made the decision to have it manufacture its products in the USA instead of in China.

Despite the fact her contributions are so positive and her attitude so pro-American (in contrast to many business leaders who were born in the USA but don't seem to care about the USA like many of the execs at Google, several of which are using complex tax evasion schemes and getting away with it), she thought not long ago the "government" (retards with government jobs) was going to force her to relocate her company from NYC to some other country. Nice going you nitwits!

The good news is common sense prevailed in this case.

Item 2

This story is more inspiration than "good news" but should make you smile:

http://freedomsback.com/michelle-malkin/maglites-tony-maglica-torchbearer-of-the-american-dream

Item 3

Larry Klayman, the freedom fighter and civil rights advocate who filed a deportation suit against Barry Soetoro, recently filed a formal racketeering complaint (RICO) against Hillary Clinton. It's really good news that there are highly capable people who are not afraid to take on law-scoffing psychopaths like these two nutjobs.

2. Product Highlight

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  • 44-hr run time.
  • Works with Windows, Android, and Apple iOS.
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3. Brainpower tip

What's your mental diet like? If you avoid obvious toxins like those in this short list below, that's good. But what are you feeding your mind to make it powerful? Some suggested sources follow. Actually, I arranged these in a certain pattern; can you guess what that is?

Obvious toxins include:

  • Television. Except for programs like the Discover Channel, it's basically a brainwashing machine. Zero exposure is the best policy.
  • Consumer magazines. Tripe, trash, and trivia.
  • Internet news. News of any sort is inherently suspect in terms of accuracy. And most news is bad news. Why subject yourself to the stress?
  • Blog comments. The idiotic babble appended to good articles is seldom worth reading and is often misleading. If moderators would do a competent job, there could be value here. But they usually don't, so there usually isn't.
  • Social commentary. Also known as "bull sessions," these are nearly always disinformation sessions where opinions get spewed thoughtlessly onto others.

Suggested sources for brain food:

  • Documentaries. These are excellent, and your public library should have a nice collection on DVD. Contact them to see how you personally can help to grow that collection.
  • Trade magazines and professional journals. Subscribing to a few of these is an excellent way to gain knowledge and exercise your mind.
  • Internet articles. If the article has good citations, is written by an expert, is in a "good neighborhood" (hosted on a trustworthy site, which is not the same as a "trusted" site), or is in some other way authoritative, it's probably good brain food. But corroborate with other sources.
  • Blogs. Apply the same logic as to articles, and ignore the comments (unless, by some miracle, people who can actually spell and do other intelligent things post comments on that blog and retards don't).
  • Discussions with experts or at least the well-informed. These are enjoyable and informative.
  • Books. This last one breaks the pattern. I can't think of a toxin that is a counterpart. My advice is to ready, baby, read! Look for quality books, and get them in multiple formats: e-audiobooks, hardbound, paperback, and ebooks.


4. Finance tip

Next time you're shopping, look around to see who has a list and who does not. It doesn't matter if you're shopping for groceries, household goods, tools, gardening supplies, or clothing. The folks with the list are the smart shoppers.

Why is this?

For one thing, it's a good financial practice to shop only for those things you really want or need. That means you've thought about them. You've (probably) planned for them.

Shopping without a list is a sure-fire way to pick up things you don't really want or need. Check your closets, and see how many times you've done this. How much money have you wasted?

The occasional off-list buy might be OK. For example, you're out shopping for one thing and then spot something else on sale. It's something that you've thought about, but it's not on your list. Yet it's on sale so now is probably a good time to buy it. The same goes for consumables. You weren't thinking about picking up another box of baking soda, but you're walking past the baking soda so what the heck just put it in your cart (the danger there is you did this on the last few trips and now have six boxes).

What you want to avoid is the impulse buy. This is an emotional response, not a reasoned one. An item you haven't really thought about appeals to you, so you grab it. Then it ends up sitting in your closet.

Personally, I enjoy things much better when I've anticipated the purchase. I feel a longing has been satisfied. This is much better than buying on impulse and then having "buyer's remorse." Planning your purchases helps you be happy you made them.

The worst impulse buy

The worst sort of impulse buy is where the unprepared person sees a cute puppy (or kitten) and just has to take it home. Many pet "owners" are simply unsuitable for being the guardian of an animal like this.

The most common reason for murdering ("euthanizing") a perfectly healthy animal the animal allegedly has behavior problems. But it's really not the animal who has the deficiency. It's the human.

Do everyone a favor and do not buy a pet until you are prepared to handle the responsibility. That means you've made a point of studying dog training (if a dog) or cat training (if a cat).

It also means:

  • You can prove your competence with other people's animals; they follow your lead and they behave for you.
  • You understand all aspects of pet care, including nutrition and grooming.
  • When the pet makes a mess, you can take things in stride and clean it up. No yelling, no drama. No doing something stupid like rubbing the dog's nose in its poo.
  • You are willing to set aside time in your schedule every day to interact with your pet. And it's enough time that the pet feels she or he matters to you. Interacting can mean many things, but they all must be positive.

Being adequately prepared means a long list of things, and it's about the same list a capable parent of a human child would have. Note that there's not a list for the child. It's all on the parent. Similarly, it's all on the human guardian. Pets can be wonderful, but it's your responsibility to make that happen. Not theirs.

Your being competent as a pet guardian is the key to both of you being happy with each other. If you haven't taken the time to gain the competence and haven't had any practice using it with other people's pets, you won't have a happy home for a pet of your own.

If you were personally at risk for being killed because you failed to do a good job of being a pet guardian, you wouldn't take on the job without being prepared. Yet, this is exactly what many people do. And either they live with a misbehaving pet (who is often destructive) or they have it "put down." That's grossly unfair to the animal, and it involves wasted financial and emotional resources.


5. Security tip

Have you considered Incorporating your personal life?

Incorporation isn't just for "business folks." A small business is a great tax shelter, and it has other benefits as well. So many people have a small business. One of the aspects of having a small business, unless you have a risk fetish, is you incorporate it. The formation you choose (e.g., LLC, Subchapter S) will depend on several factors, but the actual formation is not critical in terms of protecting your personal assets from business liabilities.

If you don't have a small business, it still makes sense to incorporate. And even if you do have a small business corporation, it makes sense to add other corporations to your holdings.

Here are some reasons why:

  • Protect your identity. Have a "throwaway" corporation whose name you can use rather than your own. Use it wherever possible. If there's a security breach or identity theft, you suffer little harm because this corporation has no assets. Like Obama, it's just an empty identity and devoid of any real value.
  • Protect your person. See the previous bullet point. Someone who might stalk you would have a hard time tracking back from your corporation (which uses an address other than the one you live at).
  • Protect your personal assets. Have a corporation whose sole purpose is to hold assets. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real property, savings accounts, etc. Also anything you can title over to it. This way, if you're personally sued there's that much less the plaintiff can take from you. This strategy also protects your operating business, if you put its assets in a holding corporation (you need a leasing arrangement between the two, consult an attorney to get this set up right).
  • Protect against rogue government. See the previous bullet point. This alone is why incorporating is mandatory for all but the true daredevil.

Now, there are downsides to this approach:

  • You personally have far fewer assets to collect against, should you apply for a loan. This reduces your chances of getting the loan. But you could have the corporation co-sign the loan; the fact you've got this protection may actually enhance your chances because you're less of a risk.
  • You could appear to be sneaky and mysterious; why aren't you exposing yourself to limitless liabilities like "everyone else"?
  • It costs some money and takes some time.

But those are truly small prices to pay for the massive amount of protection you get from incorporating.

But how?

No, you do not need an attorney to help you incorporate. The process is simple:

  1. Select a state of incorporation (most people select their home state).
  2. Decide upon a formation.
  3. Pick a name for your corporation.
  4. Fill out the easy form and pay the small fee.

It's really that easy. Take care that you don't make it a sham corporation; there are plenty of books and online references on this topic and avoiding problems is pretty much just a matter of being consistent.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

The "health experts" are at it again. The latest "health threat" they are sensationalizing is, of all things, kale. Yegads. Will this stupidity ever stop?

Even today, many people won't eat eggs because of the blatant lie that they are somehow bad for you despite all evidence to the contrary. And we still have people poisoning themselves with margarine because of the blatant lie that butter clogs your arteries. Why margarine is even legal to sell for human consumption is a mystery!

This latest pizzazz didn't pass the smell test, but I checked it out anyhow. Most of the disinformation is online, but so is some information. I looked at quite a few articles; most are not very helpful. Here's one with experts weighing in:
http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/01/the-dark-side-of-kale-and-how-to-eat-around-it

Many of the others were lay opinion pieces. One was so retarded, the author said not to eat kale with calcium rich foods. Kale is a great source of calcium, as are all the brassicas.
 

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The basic pitch of this latest food stupidity is that regularly eating kale puts you at severe risk of developing thyroid problems.

The truth is that eating kale (or any other cruciferous vegetable, all of which would fall under this rubrick, but the retards chose kale as their target while leaving the others magically "safe") is not going to give you thyroid problems.

Before wading through countless articles, I thought this was the case because most gorillas eat almost nothing but kale and yet have no thyroid problems. True, we are not gorillas; but we are close in many ways. Some of us are much closer than others, perhaps a consequence of not eating cruciferous vegetables!

What seems to be key is the thyroid has other problems, such as those caused by insufficient iodine, and some compounds in kale can exacerbate these problems dramatically. Cooking kale reduces its effect in this regard. I eat it cooked, wilted, and raw. But if you aren't iodine-deficient, you have nothing to worry about.

I have iodine in one of my multivitamins, plus I use iodized salt when baking (not much, but it's there). Not only that, I eat sweet potatoes daily--sometimes two or three of them a day. They are another superfood, and they have plenty of iodine.

On top of that, I eat another superfood that is rich in iodine: chicken eggs. I eat about 12 of these a day; it takes only ONE egg to give you your RDA of iodine. Long-term readers of this eNL know I am a huge proponent of eggs in the diet. If you aren't sure this hoax is actually a hoax (you should be sure, but just in case you aren't...), just eat a four-egg omelet every day and you're all set on iodine. Actually, you'll be all set with just one boiled egg a day.

Let me define "egg" so there's no misunderstanding. It's an egg laid by a chicken that isn't tortured, isn't fed corn instead of grass,  and isn't confined to a jail cell in which it can barely move about.

Note that it's not just kale with this "issue" (it's not really an issue), but ALL cruciferous vegetables: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, turnips, bok choy, arugula, horseradish, radish, wasabi, and watercress.

 

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

Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside. Well, not totally true. Some men in California can also be described this way.

8. Thought for the Day

Be careful reading the fine print. There is no way you're going to like it.

 

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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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