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Mindconnection eNL, 2016-08-07

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1. Good News

Item 1. An IEEE Senior Member (I am one of those, too) is getting to the root of Zambia's electricity problems and frequent blackouts. Read the full story, here:

http://theinstitute.ieee.org/technology-topics/artificial-intelligence/this-ieee-senior-member-is-getting-to-the-root-of-zambias-energy-shortage

The really good news here is he may be able to apply what he learns to other third-world places that have frequent blackouts. Kansas, for example.

Item 2. In the last fake election for POTUS, the lawful government candidate won 2.8% of the vote. This set a new record. That was heralded as good news. As we approached the end of July this year, polls showed the party of lawful government winning 9% of the vote. And on the eve of the GOP convention, the figure had risen to 13%.

That's really good news, especially since during the next four months more of Hillary's blatant criminality and other defects will cause even more people to question the legitimacy of the fake election. How can someone so inept, so dishonest, and so psychopathic have been vetted? She wasn't, and that fact speaks volumes.

From my perspective, the increase from the record 2.8% when Soetoro was allegedly re-elected to 13% shows a huge change in collective effective IQ. People are thinking, and by the millions now. And that is not only good news, it's fantastic news.

Item 3. Observing the ballot access dishonesty and other shenanigans in our fake elections, Joseph Stalin commented that our fake elections are shams and the USA does not have a democratic system. Getting such a blunt, but accurate, assessment from the Russians has happened yet again.

This time, President Putin wrote a missive commenting on how undemocratic the Democratic Party has been during its "selection" of Hillary. If the New York Times had any editorial integrity, they would reward Mr. Putin with the Pulitzer Prize. But of course they don't, so they won't. Those who pay attention to foreign commentaries are likely to be informed; those who pay attention to USA "mainstream" media are disinformed. The really good news is many people are hearing Mr. Putin on this issue.

Item 4. When adults, instead of politicians, get involved in solving problems some neat things happen. For example, engineers have come up with a great way to convert carbon emissions to useful products. So instead of some mindlessly imposed carbon tax or prohibitively expensive carbon mitigation system, there's an economically sensible solution.

Read the full story here: http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/environment/electrochemical-cell-makes-electricity-and-chemicals-from-co2

A key to this solution is the mindset. Instead of viewing carbon dioxide as toxic waste, the engineers took the attitude of trees and other plants to see it as a resource. Perhaps engineers will some day be able to raise the effective IQs of libtards and politicians to that of a tree or dandelion. But given the huge challenges presented in accomplishing such a feat, engineers are likely to work on more viable projects first. Libtards will continue to be less intelligent than ragweed for the foreseeable future.

Item 5. The promise of perovskite has gone from dim to bright, recently. A new development could result in solar cells that are nearly 10 times more efficient. Read the fully story here: http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/green-tech/solar/secret-hidden-in-grains-of-perovskite-could-boost-its-efficiency

Item 6. The nation's second major political party, the party of law and order, has been growing rapidly as disgusted Demopublicans and wronged Republocrats abandon The Party. Take a look at this list of people who have come over from the dark side:

  • Max Abramson - State Representative (NH).
  • Tom Campbell - Representative (CA).
  • Laura Ebke - State Senator (NE).
  • Dawson Hodgson - State Senator (RI).
  • Danny Jones - Mayor (Charleston, WV).
  • Jeff Kraus - Mayor (Bozeman, MT).
  • Nicholas Schwaderer - State Representative (MT).
  • Lisa Torraco - State Senator (NM).
  • Jesse Ventura - Governor (MN).
  • Daniel Zolnikov - State Representative (MT).

Hillary's ascendency during Soetoro's crime spree appears to be the spark behind a revolution that may, even in our lifetimes, transform the USA from a failed state dictatorship to a country that has rule of law.

The stench is so bad that it is waking people up. See item 2 (again) for a related good news item.

 

2. Product Highlight

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3. Brainpower tip

If you've been out on city streets, you've no doubt noticed the idiots who are texting while (almost) driving. Yeah, those idiots, the ones who wander back and forth across the road. The same idiots who just sit there when the light turns green.

While the real solution to this problem is to have adequate standards for the issue of a driver's license, that solution is a political impossibility. So we must deal with the stupidity that endangers all of us and that jacks up our costs of insurance, medical care, and other things.

We can start by not calling a texting-based vehicular collision an "accident." It's not an accident that the (almost) driver was egregiously inattentive to controlling the lethal rolling mass that driver was morally obligated to control. The driver willfully switched his/her brain (such that it is) away from the only task that mattered.

Contact your city council and request that they explore "remove from the road" measures for these death-dealing drivers. Go to your city's Website and locate the e-mail address for the City Manager, and suggest the same thing. It's a matter of public safety.

A bright spot in this "mindless while driving" problem is it illustrates a couple of important points about brainpower. What do you think those are?

When you switch your attention from Task A to Task B, how much brainpower are you applying to Task A? That is correct, zero. You switched it to Task B. This isn't bad in itself. I just finished writing someone an e-mail (Task A), now I'm about to phone someone (Task B). No problem there.

But how many non-conversations have you had via telephone where you're repeating yourself and the other person seems distant? You can tell that person is multi-(non)tasking, which is a time-wasting technique that many people do to botch up two tasks at once and actually get nothing done in the same amount of time it takes to get one thing done right.

Here's a test. Go to a construction site and ask permission to watch the carpenters for about half an hour. Except for the ones missing a few fingers, you won't see a single carpenter operating a radial saw while yakking on the phone. Why do you think that is?

Or next time you fly, ask the pilot or copilot how many text messages they are able to send while taking off and landing. Wait, don't do that; they'll think you're a nutcase and might not let you board.

Whether you call it inattention or divided attention, the lack of full attention to the task you're doing is the number one reason for "zero IQ" performances. Full attention to a task won't guarantee you'll do it well, but it is a requirement for an excellent performance. Or even an acceptable one.

In many cases, simply paying attention to what you're doing can raise your performance from dull to great. Sometimes, that greatness is relative to the shoddy performance of distracted others. If you have an important report to write for your boss, set aside uninterrupted time to do that. No phone calls, e-mails, etc. Just work on the report. Compared to the typical report your boss reads, this report of yours will strike your boss as totally brilliant. Guess whose name isn't likely to be on the next layoff list? Guess who is more likely to get opportunities and raises, plus offers from competitors who have learned of your reputation?


4. Finance tip

This e-mail came to me from iwvoice.org, and it's about yet another problem with the Unaffordable Care Act. The UCA is hugely expensive, and you need to see it as a cost in your own financials. It is a big cost indirectly, if not also directly. This clearly illegal program needs to be repealed, thus saving all of us huge amounts of money. Please inform your senators and Congress(wo)man about this latest development and insist they work on repeal.

Another Obamacare co-op, Connecticut’s HealthyCT, is closing its doors, and at least two more could follow suit as the nonprofit insurers decide whether they will be able to remain on firm financial footing.

The nine remaining co-ops of the original 23 co-ops must make payments totaling at least $130 million through Obamacare’s risk adjustment program, which could damage their viability.

The Connecticut Insurance Department announced Tuesday that HealthyCT was placed under state supervision, leaving approximately 40,000 Connecticut residents to find new health insurance during the next open enrollment period.

This marks the 14th ObamaCare co/op insurance plan to bite the dust. Yes, the 14th. That means tens of thousands of people in 14 different states who will be looking for new insurance plans, through no fault of their own.

This is, in a nutshell, the story of ObamaCare. Since it was passed and signed into law, it has created mass chaos in the insurance market. Millions of people who were told they could keep their insurance plans if they liked them found out the hard way that they can't.

Are you one of those people? Was your plan canceled by ObamaCare? Were you insured by one of the ObamaCare co/ops that has failed? If so, we want to hear from you.

Visit BrokenObamaCarePromises.com today. Share your story by emailing us at mystory@brokenobamacarepromises.com. Pictures and/or video testimonials are encouraged.

With the rampant lawlessness in Washington, DC (the District of Corruption), regular citizens are being robbed on multiple levels. The plundering will not only continue, but continue to get worse. That is, if we do nothing. Repealing the UCA is a financial and moral imperative, but it won't happen unless we speak out.  Let's not suffer silently, let's act to repeal the Act.


5. Security tip

Most people would agree that national security is important, and that spies and other people who threaten it are "the bad guys." So what do you make of this? Watch and draw your own conclusions about the lying psychopath who is the subject of this video:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=99f_1467903589

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

John wrote with this question. "There's a guy in Canada who has these fitness videos online. He says you don't need to reduce calories to lose fat and doing so can actually make you fat. Is there anything to that, or is he just another idiot with a new program?"

Thanks for your question, John. The guy in Canada is probably Vince Del Monte. He puts out a  lot of good stuff, and he's not an idiot.

I'm pretty sure what he means the kind of calorie reduction that bodybuilders typically do before a contest. That means going from, say, 2400 calories a day to maybe 600. It's drastic.

I do reduce calories, starting about 6 months out from a photo shoot. But I reduce only a little bit. My body isn't adapting to the starvation signal, so there isn't one.

Let's say I reduce by 100 calories a day. That means it will take me 34 days to get rid of a pound of body fat, assuming all else is unchanged. Trimming 100 calories out isn't a challenge. It's one scoop less of oats, or a really small sweet potato instead of a large one.

Your strategy for calorie-cutting really depends upon your goals, your current condition, and your time-frame. Vince's audience is mostly people who aren't obese. They are fairly muscular and want to look ripped, and they don't want to lose muscle getting there.

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

 
If your situation is you're carrying a wheat gut and you want to do a transformation in 90 days, keep in mind you're still going to have a blubber belly 90 days from now unless you go into a severe calorie cutting mode. But going into that mode isn't sustainable, pleasant, healthy, or necessary.

If you make the smart lifestyle changes that get you long-term benefits, you will probably lose 10 pounds of fat and gain a couple pounds of muscle in those 90 days. But you'll look and feel so much better that you'll go another 90 days. And then, it's just the way you live going forward. After a year of that lifestyle, maybe you're down to 8% body fat and you've packed on a few pounds of muscle. You can get down to 6% without changing anything, just letting time work as your ally.

Keep in mind that I'm not talking about reducing the number of potato chips you eat or about cutting back from two doughnuts to one. Or getting the medium pizza instead of the large. Those "foods" shouldn't be in your diet to begin with. I don't eat meat, wheat, corn, or soy. Almost nothing that I eat comes in a can or box, because I eat exactly zero processed foods (other than vegan protein powders, hot sauce, and non-wheat flours such as oat flour).

So when I talk about cutting calories for myself, I'm not talking about cutting out junk. I'm talking about eating slightly less of something that's very good for my health. With that dynamic in play, the idea of a big calorie cut has no appeal to me. I will do it under rare circumstances, and only for a short time.

If you know how Vince eats (not as disciplined as I, but still quite disciplined), you know he's not talking about junk either. Cutting calories in any big way, for him and for me, means cutting nutrients in a big way. It's not sustainable.

To summarize, extreme calorie-cutting isn't necessary except for competition bodybuilders who are on a short time-frame. But minor calorie-cutting can help you reach your fitness goals without sacrificing your muscle gains or your health. Try eliminating 100 daily calories, somehow. See how that goes.

As a photoshoot looms, I may cut calories by 30% for a couple of weeks. You have to understand, though, that I'm starting at 4% or so body fat and trying to cut that last little bit. And the day before the shoot I'm back to my normal intake. The day of the shoot, I'm sucking down extra carbs (oats and fruit) so I have the energy to do the shoot.

 

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

At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell. For many people, it seems that cell then spins off a brain cell and it's the last one they get.

8. Thought for the Day

Have you ever noticed that a little extra effort often produces an extra big result?

 

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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!).

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