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1. Good News
Item 1. Various intelligent commentators (I don't mean the typical
talking heads) have referred to this year's fake election line-up of retards
using words such as "appalling". It's good news that thought leaders are
publicly expressing these thoughts. That will help people in general to "get it"
regarding this charade.
Item 2. The Federal Bureau of Incompetence has stopped its illegal
assault on Apple. Yay! Unfortunately, The Bureau is violating the rights of
Apple and its customers by committing cybercrime instead of intimidating Apple
to do that for them. Full story here:
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3. Brainpower tip
The fake election for President of the United States (POTUS) is always an
interesting circus, if you're into that kind of thing. I'm really not, so I
don't follow it. Yet, because so many people believe in this version of the
tooth fairy, it's impossible to avoid exposure to this farce.|
We already know
that the ballot is rigged and only someone controlled by The Party will "win"
this farsical non-contest. This year, the stupidity factor has reached a new
And if you buy into the D vs R "choice" thing, it is going to be like finding
two dog turds on your lawn but you have only one plastic bag.
Consequently, I decided to ask the question, "What are some brainpower
lessons this farce may provide?" Here are some answers I came up with:
- Don't waste your time on stupid stuff. Doing so will only make you
dumber. Think about the opportunity costs, if nothing else. Instead of
thinking, reading, etc., about topics that have value, the vast majority of
Americans are flapping their lips about this farce. And it occupies their
thoughts. No, make that it displaces their thoughts. As in, they don't have
few or none because they are preoccupied with this farce.
- Stupidity is infectious. Why does anybody care about these fake
"elections" in the first place? Well, the state-run media trump them up (no
pun intended) to an importance and semi-credibility level way beyond what a
reason-based analysis would give them. And the media-followers can't stop
talking about these farces, and pretty soon "everyone" actually gives a s***
about whether Marco Rubio wants a wall on our southern border even though
he's not even qualified to be POTUS.
- Straw man situations and fallacious logic can cause people to act
against their own interests. In a rational populace, nobody would waste
their vote in the D/R fraud. They would, instead, vote in the affirmative
for law and order. What happens instead is they succumb to false logic and
vote against themselves. This is why we don't have a democratic process,
actual elections, or rule of law.
- Language abuse is powerful stuff. For example, the fake candidates have
fake debates. But the state-run media call these "debates" as if the
participating clowns are actually debating even though not one important
topic is even brought up. Do any of these "debates" include such topics as
disbanding the IRS? No, and the mere absence of THAT topic is indictment
enough. Nor do these retards talk about reducing the federal debt, stopping
the nonFederal nonReserve from inflating our money supply (debauching our
currency, e.g., stealing from us), or restoring Constitutional government. Notice that all four
topics have to do with ending rampant crime, and that's exactly why they are
verboten in these fake "debates" among candidates in these fake "elections."
Of course, we don't need these disgraceful sham "elections" to remind us of
those four points. The sham "elections" do, however, drive these points home in a way that a thinking
person cannot miss.
The real question for you is how you can use these four points in other
areas. For example:
- Does your boss waste your time on stupid stuff or does your boss treat
you as a valuable resource? If the former rather than the latter, have you
discussed this with your boss and provided some guidance for better
performance out of your boss?
- Do you associate with stupidity-emitting people? If so, why? In some
cases, it can't be helped. But make a serious effort to reduce the
percentage of such people in your association portfolio. And reduce your
interactions with them to a minimum.
- Do you let the situation control you, such that you react emotionally?
Or do you think through a good way to handle it?
- When people misuse words, what is your response? Do you clarify the
language or let them manipulate you?
4. Finance tip
One of the points in this issue's Security tip is that you establish a
corporation (e.g., LLC or Subchapter S). Many people who work on a W-2 basis do
not think this is necessary, but it really is. Anyone who does not have a
corporation is living in a high risk mode while also giving up significant
One of those benefits, if you file a 1040, is the home
office deduction. Let's say you're a white collar worker on a salary and your
slave-driving employer has you putting in 65 hours a week. You might "not have
time" for a
side business, and that employer might have made you sign something that
prohibits moonlighting. My advice is that you moonlight anyhow.
If you are good
at your job and keep the moonlighting low-key, they will either ignore it or
never know about it in the first place.
Your "home business" can be something you are doing already. For example,
many people have an "investment" portfolio consisting of a few mutual funds.
This is a perfect home business opportunity. Simply have your corporation own
the mutual funds. You may have to liquidate your existing holdings and reinvest
them in your business, but it's worth doing.
The home office deduction is one of the great benefits of owning a business. So you set up a
little office in your home, and that space is devoted exclusively to your
business. Let's say it's 8% of your home's square footage. That means 8% of your
utility bills (waste disposal, water, natural gas, electricity, etc.) are
deductible. So is 8% of the cost to maintain your home. But, wait. It gets
Then office supplies, a new chair for your office, an air filtration device
for your office, a computer, etc., all become business expenses. These are not
deductions (bottom line), but expenses (top line). That means they are subtracted from your business
revenue to determine your business income. The tax-savings of an expense makes
the tax-savings of a deduction look like a joke. Not only that, there's no floor
for expensing. But the Standard Deduction is so big now most people can't deduct
anything. You always want an expense over a deduction. And the home office gives
You might buy these things anyhow,
but you would not be able to use their cost to reduce your taxable income. By
setting up a corporation, you can. Now, of course, you are going to account for
any of those supplies you use for personal reasons. Right? Right?
And those assets that you don't personally own are protected by being owned
by your corporation; they are not counted as your personal assets. Wonderful
An LLC files a Schedule C on your personal income tax, but a Subchapter S
files its own tax return. Either way, the resulting income is something you are
personally responsible for if yours is a single-owner company.
You can have multiple home businesses and/or multiple corporations. Let's say
your situation changes. The CEO of your company makes a colossal blunder and
exits with a multi-million dollar "separation package." But you get laid off and
get a week's pay for every two years of service. In the Obamaconomy, which has
been devastated by the Arab in the White House, getting a new job is going to be
really tough. So you decide to go into business for yourself, doing what you
So you incorporate and run that business under the new corporation (never,
ever do a sole proprietorship). You can still own your other business that you set up
for investing. But now you need a bigger home office so you end up with a bigger
home office deduction. And since you work from home, you don't need a car
anymore. You sell your car and have your business lease a new one and pay the
insurance on it. Or just sell your car. Or just keep driving it occasionally,
garaging it so it looks like new even ten years from now. Enjoy that auto
insurance discount you get for being a "casual driver," too.
See how this works? Just don't get "creative" with expenses and deductions,
or you'll give the Reprobates an actual reason to come after you. See this
issue's Security tip for how to protect yourself from those terrorists.
5. Security tip
|One of the gravest dangers facing any American citizen is
an attack from the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths. Such an attack
can be totally without justification, and it usually is. Such an attack can
be devastating, and it usually is. There's no guarantee you'll survive such
an attack, and each year some people don't. It's interesting that the "news"
stations and "news" papers don't report on these fatalities, but then they
aren't really in the business of providing information (just
Many people believe they are immune to
attack, "Because I file my taxes, pay my taxes, and have done nothing
wrong." In point of fact, most victims of the most vicious attacks from
Institute goons file their taxes, pay their taxes, and have done nothing
wrong. These three attributes don't protect you.
The long-term solution for protection from these terrorists is for
CONgress to disband them. That moral imperative is not going to see fruition
any time soon. In fact, Soetoro recently approved increased funding for
these terrorists and CONgress went along with the insanity.
We need to remind our misrepresentatives in the House that this is not
OK. We also need to remind their counterparts in the Senate that the
Institute not only terrorizes the populace (albeit selectively), it costs
the Treasury more money than it brings in. There is no financial
justification for these terrorists, and really no excuse at all for their
existence. But exist they do, because they help the criminal class by
subjugating the population through systematic abuse and terrorism. And they
selectively "take out" targets who made the mistake of thinking the Bill of
Rights somehow applied to them and so exercised those rights (especially the
First, Fourth, and Fifth).
Perhaps some day, this illegal band of reprobates will be disbanded and
no longer pose a threat to innocent, law-abiding, productive people. But
what can you do in the meantime? Here are some tips:
- Do not give them your main checking account number. Even if they
insist you do. If you must send them money, either use money orders or
write a check on a checking account you set up for that purpose.
- Always file on paper, not electronically. In addition to causing
them extra work (always a good thing, and it's legal to do so), this
method ensures that you actually have a physical filing record. They
have paper that must be filed and retained, rather than an electronic
filing that a sociopathic employee can delete just to claim you didn't
file. Also note that they like to claim this or that was missing from
the envelope a taxpayer sent in. I seal mine up with liberal amounts of
shipping tape. I really don't care if they need a chainsaw and the Jaws
of Life to open the package. That's their problem.
- If they call you, they will identify themselves. That's your cue to
promptly hang up the phone. Never, ever, ever speak to these people. It
can only end badly if you do. If you keep hanging up on them, they will
send you a paper letter. Force them to do that, so any accusations are
in writing and there is no possibility of a fishing expedition.
If you do not already have an existing relationship with a tax attorney,
get one as soon as you get that first phone call. As in the very next
day. Take off work, if you have to. The you need an attorney reason is so you
can file Power of Attorney and force the terrorists to speak to the attorney
instead of to you. They will typically ignore the POA, and contact you
directly. Always hang up on them. No matter what you say, they will find
a way to use it against you. Or they'll make up something and claim you
said it during that call. Say nothing. Just hang up.
You don't need to have a local attorney; for
example, you may be able to get Merriam and Associates in Seattle to
accept you as a client. If you can do that, then you will get the best
possible representation. If you want the worst possible
misrepresentation, contact Mark Rosenbloom in Chicago. Or recommend him
to the guy your wife had that affair with....
- Never toss any records related to your 1040. Many "experts" falsely
claim you can toss these records after four years, under the delusion
that the Institute has only three years to assess. The reality is they
can assess for ANY year, regardless of how much time has passed. Yes,
there is a three-year statute on the books. But the Institute can easily
come up with some excuse to ignore that, and a "Tax Court" goon (called
a "judge") will rubber stamp that every time.
And they can undertake
"collection" efforts indefinitely, so don't assume there's a binding
10-year statute either. The only way to get that time limit is to have
your attorney negotiate a settlement that clearly spells out how much
time is left to collect. Note that several interim actions can add to
that time. For example, a Collections Due Process action or an Offer In
Compromise action. Both of these are carrots dangled to extend the
statute, you will never get due process or a compromise so don't take
- Make sure you own at least one corporation, such as an LLC or
Subchapter S. This will be your best survival tool, if you come under
assault. Ask your tax attorney to explain how to use this to protect
yourself; you need to make sure it's not a sham business. It can, for
example, be your investment business. All investments, for example, are
registered to an LLC that has its own EIN (apply for it at www.irs.gov) and own business checking
account. The EIN is free, and a free business checking acct is readily
obtainable. Only that annual incorporation fee is a cost, and you can
make that a business expense on Schedule C of an LLC return.
- Don't associate with Institute employees. Many people think that if
an Institute employee attends their church, lives in their neighborhood,
belongs to the same club, or is a family member (e.g., cousin), they can
safely associate with that person. Wrong. That person will gather
information about your lifestyle, pick up clues and miscues from things
you say, and in other ways conduct surveillance on you.
Assume any gang
member (Institute employee) is a potential threat, because that is the
reality. If one comes up to you at a family picnic, just tell that
person the truth and walk away. "You are a member of a terrorist
organization, and I am afraid of associating with you for that reason.
Sorry. Please leave me alone."
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
husband and I have been following your newsletter for a couple of years now
and implementing your tips on diet and exercise. Last week, we compared
photos of when we started to what we look like now. We haven't made any
progress, and we think it's because we don't do enough cardio in our
workouts. What do you recommend?
I recommend not doing any cardio on weight training days. There's a strong
body of evidence that this retards the adaptive response. Personally, I
don't do any cardio training at all. I just don't find it necessary. And I
can validate that with standard tests such as the spirometer and the blood
test showing red cell efficiency.
it's a fact that people generally cannot wrap their mind around the concept
of intensity when it comes to weight training. You need to spend some time
contemplating this idea, which involves stimulating the adaptive response.
It's not about moving X amt of weight, doing X sets of Y reps, or seeing how long you can train
people have told me "your diet doesn't work" as if I have a special "weight
loss" diet and they are following it. It always turns out to be the case
that, while they slant their food intake more toward nutrient-dense foods,
they still over-eat, still don't space their food intake over 6 meals, and
still take in endocrine modifiers and other things that defeat the body
are good on all three points above, what might be the problem?
It's not age, although many people latch onto that excuse. I turn 56 this
year, and my physique is that of a professional athlete (actually, an elite
professional athlete, if you exclude "big boys" on steroids and football
players, etc.). Even at my advanced age, I'm a climber and recently knocked
out routes that are the domain of elite climbers (on the first ascent).
my home, you will not find anything containing bleach. And therein lies clue
number one: Get the toxins out of the place where you sleep. Below are a few
areas to look at. Please put your brain to work to come up with a complete
list. I know you can do that, so make the effort!
Before we go through the
list, I want to comment on a "solution" that is becoming popular. Many
people are now taking "testosterone boosters." Read the label. Most of these
contain zinc and tribulus terrestris. Generally, they will boost a person's
testosterone from deplorable to low--because they correct a zinc deficiency.
But they usually have too much zinc and the person taking them typically
exceeds the recommended dosage. That results in zinc poisoning. What about
tribulus? There's no evidence that it increases testosterone in humans,
except when used with anabolic steroids. Stay away from expensive
supplements that claim to boost T. There's a reason all of the steroids that
boost T are illegal, and it's not because they are good for your health.
Anything that is legal probably isn't going to work.
Here's the list (try
to add to it):
- Bleach. There's no reason to use this in your home. Vinegar and
baking soda work extremely well, and there's an entire market of
powerful, non-toxic cleaners. Check out the cleaner section in your
grocery store's "organic" area or see what's offered at Natural Grocers.
I can recommend specific brands also, but don't want this to be a
commercial for something my company doesn't sell. Note that most
dishwasher detergents contain bleach; never, ever use these.
- Plastic. Many people eat "food" from a plastic dish they just
microwaved. They are ingesting a chemical cocktail that wreaks havoc on
their endocrine and other systems. If you want to reheat something, put
it on a paper towel or in a glass bowl. And don't "nuke" it because that
creates very high temperature spots in the food with deleterious
effects; instead, use a lower setting over longer time. Whatever you do
eat, make sure it's worth eating. Generally, anything that comes in
container ready to eat isn't worth eating. I say "generally," because an
apple comes in a container (its peel) and is ready to eat. But of
course, I mean man-made containers; those typically contain man-made
"foods" and putting those into your body can only end badly.
- Fragrances. How many products in your home contain chemical
fragrances? Find them and throw them away. These include shampoos,
"soap" (detergent used for washing face and body, it's not really soap),
fabric softener, typical clothes washer detergents, "room fresheners,"
pet products, carpet cleaners, and just about any "normal" cleaning
product. This stuff was not produced with the goal of cleaning or
protecting your health, it was made with the goal of selling you the
"idea of clean" with scents that are pleasing to the nose but toxic to
- Antiperspirants. If you have a good diet, your perspiration won't
stink. So you don't need an antiperspirant or a deodorant. If you do
have perspiration stains or armpit odor, rubbing toxic compounds on
your armpits is not an appropriate solution. Fixing your diet is.
- Particle board. This is not a human-friendly product! Unfortunately,
getting it out of a house is very expensive. Most cabinetry is made with
it, and many homes are built using it as wall material. One thing you
can do is buy only solid wood furniture. Remove any particle board
furniture from your bedroom (and kids' bedrooms), at least making those
8+ hours a day rooms safer. If you have a particle board bookcase, it is
probably within your financial reach to replace that with a solid wood
or even metal case.
- Plastics. Ah, that scene from The Graduate immediately comes to
mind. But the future really isn't in plastics per se, it's in disease
from what plastics emit into your air, food, and beverages. You can
change that future. Try to replace plastic with glass, wherever
practical. Don't put plastic anything in the dishwasher, don't put hot
food into plastic, and don't put acids (meat--which contains amino
acids, tomato, etc.) into plastic containers.
- Aluminum. Ban this from your kitchen. That includes commercial
baking powder, which contains aluminum. I make my own baking powder (you
can find the simple recipe online). If you have any aluminum cookware,
replace it with non-aluminum versions. Look carefully, because most
folks grossly underestimate how much of this brain-killing metal they
actually have in their kitchen. And if you eat at restaurants, you can
bet they use plenty of it, so yet another reason to avoid (most)
restaurants. Another place some people have aluminum is in their
flatware; replace that with stainless steel flatware.
- Teflon. This is a trade-name, sorry no TM symbol there. This
material is extremely toxic, more so when heated. Remove any and all
Teflon-contaminated materials from your kitchen. If you use proper
cooking techniques, you can use plain stainless steel pans and have zero
worries about sticking. Rather than poison anyone who eats what you
cook, learn how to properly manage the heat in cooking. Some great
nonstick products made of materials other than aluminum are widely
available, now. Check them out, and consider upgrading. But don't use
the Teflon or aluminum stuff, even if that means eating everything raw
until you get proper cookware. Also, a thin film of organic butter makes
for a great nonstick surface.
- Stress. Many people fail to realize that stress is toxic. The body's
response to stress, if the stress is prolonged or negative or in some
other way out of whack, is to pump out cortisol and take other actions
that will retard your fitness goals. Just one trip into work while
you're angry at other drivers will probably lower your testosterone
below the minimum level for the entire day. Yes, it's hard to deal with
all the morons out there today. But why let them give you stress? Turn
this around and see them as a source of amusement rather than making
them a source of stress.
- Stress. Do you watch the news? If you can't seem to get rid of those
stubborn love handles and you watch the news, then stop watching the
news. It's always negative and never accurate, and it's always about
things you have no control over. I personally have no idea why anyone
would watch the news, as there is zero upside to doing so. In addition
to simply wasting your time, it promotes stress.
- Stress. Do you get frustrated arguing with that idiot who e-mails
you or who makes unfair comments about your postings in this or that
forum? Then stop engaging with that idiot. Very simple. There's no law
that requires you to interact with such people. So don't. You aren't
going to correct their wrong ideas, because the whole point for them is
about mindlessly arguing. Let them argue with someone else. Life is too
short to waste it on those people. In addition to reducing stress, you
can shift your attention to people who really matter in your life.
- Stress. Many people I know are in full angst mode about the fake
"election" for Puppet of the United States. Granted, Barry Soetoro's
reign has been an unmitigated disaster so it may seem logical to dread
eight years of Hillary. But we have no control over this. Look at the
For example, it's beyond dispute that Soetoro is not Constitutionally
qualified to be POTUS. There is ZERO evidence that his mother, a minor
at the time, was in Hawaii at the time of his birth. While the absence
of evidence ordinarily does not prove something, in this case it
certainly proves she was not there. As an example, if your employer has
security badges and video cameras and they have no record that you were
at work on a given date but they have records of everyone else who was,
that is proof you were not there that day. Same thing for Soeotoro's
mother, who has no hospital admission records, no travel records, and no
records of any sort showing any evidence she was present for her son's
alleged Hawaiian birth in a Hawaiian hospital. Said birth did not happen
in Hawaii. The point here is it's not worth worrying about the outcome
of these fake elections, because there isn't a democratic process and
there isn't rule of law. The outcome will be bad, no matter what. So
just accept that and don't stress out over it.
- Stress. Is there bickering in your household? Why? Some things
really do not matter. Learn to let them go. Some things that seem not to
matter really do. Learn to give them proper attention. In the first
case, maybe the husband is annoyed at how the wife lines the garbage
container (actual case); it doesn't really matter, so he needs to adjust
his attitude. Rather than giving her grief over something unimportant,
he should be thinking of ways to make her feel important. In the second
case, Bob hates it when his wife "nags" him about tracking mud in from
outside. Well, Bob, that's stupid and inconsiderate behavior on your
part; take your shoes off at the door.
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.
The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man. Some exceptional
women are short, too….
8. Thought for the Day
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