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Mindconnection eNL, 2017-05-07

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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. Graphene is in the news, yet again. This time, it's about optoelectronics. Read the full story, here:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/optoelectronics/graphenebased-photodetector-could-enable-nextgeneration-optoelectronics

Item 2. Armed citizens continue to provide protection to police. An Arizona newspaper features an account of this here:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley/2017/01/24/phoenix-man-gives-emotional-recount-taking-life-save-trooper/97005886/

Barry Soetoro started a war on those who serve in blue. What he had not counted on is "there's a gun behind every blade of grass." Law-abiding citizens who are armed do not stand by helplessly as police officers are attacked.

Item 3. Several organizations are sending out lists of what our new President has accomplished in his first 100 days. A story by non-partisan Rick Manning was featured on Fox News. I don't watch any news programs, but the link came to me from a friend:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/04/25/trumps-first-100-days-crash-course-in-creative-destruction.html

Now, if you compare this list to the list of damages inflicted in Barry Soetoro's first 100 days you can easily see we are trending the right way. Our new POTUS is far from perfect, but at least--unlike his predecessor--he is not deliberately and strategically inflicting severe damage on our country.

The next time a libtard spews negativity about Trump, ask the submoron to cite you specific examples of when Trump has advocated attacking police officers. Do a Bing search for "Obama advocating violence against police officers" and you get 3.26 million results!

A similar search on Trump brings up more results, but look at the difference in headlines there. Obama (real name, Soetoro) wasn't merely "accused" as is noted about Trump. Nor are the Obama listings seemingly all coming from fake news sources such as the New York Times and the Huffington Compost. And none of the Trump listings are about police! In other words, the Trump listings are fake news.

Item 4. President Trump released a proposed 1040 tax system improvement that will greatly reduce the pain suffered by the vast majority of small businesses. Read the full story here: http://www.nsba.biz/?p=12388

Item 5. There's also a bill pending to reform the idiotic Dodd-Frank law, which was zero upside (it does nothing it allegedly was drafted to do) and is very expensive for businesses to comply with. A repeal would make more sense, but at least this stupidity is likely to be reduced. Read the full story here: http://www.nsba.biz/?p=12379

Item 6. Even as the fracking people continue to threaten every major aquifer and many heavily populated areas face a potable water outage in only a few years, there is good news. Just as the IRS can suck the blood out of a long dead corpse, a new device can suck moisture out of very dry air. Read the fully story here:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/solar/solarpowered-device-pulls-water-out-of-thin-and-pretty-dry-air

 

2. Product Highlight

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3. Brainpower tip

No matter how smart you are, if you let your brainpower be misdirected then it's as if you have no brainpower at all. Focus on the issue or problem before you.

Some examples of misdirection:

  • People who worry about how much they weigh, when they should simply make smart food choices (the weight will take care of itself, no crazy diets needed).
  • A national policy of appealing to patriotism to get poor people to fight wars for rich people.
  • Libtards bring up irrelevant and irrational non-arguments, which then redefine the debate away from anything substantive. Those with intelligence often see no reason to argue over these fake issues, so concede to the libtards; but the libtards win the non-shadow issues as well.
  • A boss uses the phrase "team player" to shove a bad decision onto subordinates. It's not whether you are a "team player" that is the issue, it's that the decision is a bad decision.
  • A man reacts to his wife's nagging, rather than trying to understand the underlying issue so he can make a small change that improves the relationship.
  • A criminal safety advocate talks about "gun violence" instead of self-protection; this grossly dishonest gross distortion makes it sound as if guns are the problem rather than the obvious truth that the violent criminals are the problem.
  • Most members of Congress wrongly equate terrorism with taxation, when the terrorists are members of the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths. Instead of focusing on the real issue, the non-discussion becomes one about taxes.


4. Finance tip

Having read my column on limiting debt, a reader wrote that she's already deep in debt and would like advice on how to dig out.

One of my key strategies is to look for seemingly minor expenses, because they add up and are typically well within your control. It's not unusual to trim spending by 30% or more just by addressing these. Here are some:

  • Leaving lights on. Sure, you heard this all the time when you were a kid. Did it sink in?
  • Movie rentals. Yes, you really can live without these.
  • Cable TV service. Cancel it. This will not only save you money but prevent the brainwashing that is the main purpose of television. I have not watched television since 1990 (except on September 11, 2001) and do not miss it at all.
  • Unplanned snacking. This usually means opening the refrigerator and staring for a bit. Eat on a schedule, six meals a day, no exceptions.
  • Refrigerator rummaging. The refrigerator is a major energy user. Organize what you put in there, so you know exactly where it is. This practice can reduce refrigerator runtime by 50% or more.
  • Running water. When brushing your teeth, shaving your face, or even lathering up in the shower there's no need to run the water the whole time. You can reduce water usage by at least 70% by turning the faucet on and off at these times.
  • Nondefensive driving. Accelerate smoothly and use your cruise control. Maintain a proper space bubble around your car, and you won't need to go from accelerator to brakes and back again. If you drive very much and haven't taken a defensive driving course, then take one; the cost savings will more than pay for the course.
  • Special trips. So you forgot to get the spinach while you were at the store. Too bad, just eat from what other items you have and get it the next time. To avoid this kind of thing, keep a running list of what you need and then spend 5 minutes going over it before you leave to go shopping.
  • Professional grooming. If you normally get your hair cut once every four weeks, extend that to once every five weeks. You won't look any different, but you'll significantly reduce your haircut costs. The same thing applies to manicures, pedicures, and various other cosmetic procedures.
  • Eating out. As if the health aspect isn't enough, there's also a considerable expense here. Avoid eating out, and you reduce not only your costs but your waistline.
  • Subscriptions. If you're in debt, you don't need to carry $115 a year in magazine subscriptions. Cancel all of them until your finances are healthy again. OK, maybe keep your favorite one. What other subscriptions do you have? Many people pay for electronic subscriptions to this, then that, then this, then that; make a list and unsub from those that cost you money unless you absolutely must have them (unlikely at best).
  • Cell phone plan. If you can reduce your cell phone plan (assuming you have one) by 50% a month while foregoing unnecessary minutes or bandwidth, do that. When you're in debt, that's not the time to pay for frivolities just so you can send pictures back and forth. Cut and cut deep.
  • Your hobby. Whatever it is, your hobby probably costs money. It brings you pleasure also, but you need to cut back on spending. So just take a planned vacation or two from it. For example, you decide you won't participate in it during June. This allows you to really look forward to July while saving you money.

Can you list any other frivolities? If not, you aren't trying hard enough.

Three more key strategies:

  1. Make it last. For example, keep wearing your old clothing, even if it's faded or stained. Wear it around the house, sparing your better items for when you're in public.
  2. Avoid sales. Going to a store that is running a big clothing sale does not save you money on clothing. You end up buying clothing you really don't need, using it to replace perfectly serviceable clothing you already have!
  3. Stay home. Travel is really expensive, much more than just the cost of airfare and lodging. Sure, you'd like to visit people but when you're in debt you can't afford travel much. Decide on one or two important trips at most for the year, and keep them fairly short.

Even if you're not in debt, the above strategies can help you economize so you have more money for the things that really matter in life. Such as building an old age fund.

There's more to say on this topic, but I've given you enough to chew on for now. I'll give you more in future issues.


5. Security tip

The Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths routinely steals (illegally takes) property. This article provides more detail:

http://netrightdaily.com/2017/04/government-civil-asset-forfeiture-benjamins/

There is no due process and there is no means of redress. Once your property is taken, it's gone forever. Even if you did absolutely nothing wrong.

Please write to your Congressman and senators, providing the article link. Congress has not just the power, but the duty, to stop this gross abuse.

Question: Why does IRS viciously attack people who did nothing wrong and have not cheated on their taxes?

Answer: It may have something to do with the GAO finding that people employed by IRS Collections cheat at "an alarming rate on their own taxes," surpassing the tax cheating done by any other group no matter how to slice and dice the demographics.

Give your Congressman and senators that question and answer, also. Then ask them what they are going to do about it. I asked my Congressman what he's doing about the rampant crime and terrorism. He has voted against every funding increase proposal for these goons. He is also promoting a vastly revised 1040 system that lets the average taxpayer file on a form the size of a postcard.

An authoritative source told me Speaker Ryan does not care about the abuses and does not care that this criminal cabal costs the federal government more than it brings in. You might want to contact Ryan about this problem, and if enough people do that maybe he will care.
 

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

It should come as no surprise that the USA has the lowest longevity of all nations among the so-called "rich" nations. The disease lifestyle in the USA is firmly entrenched. But it's not just shorter lives at issue here, it's longer periods of sickness and immobility.

It's not coincidental that the USA is also at the bottom for literacy, numeracy, and reasoning ability. The disease lifestyle is, by any objective measure, a stupid choice.

One of the things that makes it difficult to live a lifestyle of smart health choices is the pressure from all of the people who make stupid choices so they can "enjoy" the shorter and more painful life brought about by the disease lifestyle.

Often when speaking with people about leaving the disease lifestyle, I hear excuses like "I want to enjoy life" or "You only live so long" as if living disease-free isn't enjoyable or that somehow declining for several years before dying thirty years early equates to living a long and full life.

My response is that not only do I want to live a long time, I want to live well during that time so I can enjoy the years ahead instead of dreading each day due to the disease and pain resulting from earlier bad choices.

I hope your thoughts are similar. Life is already too short, why cut 2 or 3 decades off it? And spending your last years in diapers, confusion, and helplessness is not my idea of a noble exit.

What can you do? Plenty. Here are some tips to help you stay out of the disease lifestyle.

  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle. Rather than engage in quick (and temporary) fixes from the doctor, prevent the problems in the first place. It's a lifestyle choice, not something you do only when you must. Be consistent! Make smart choices your default choices.
  • Have a positive attitude. Granted, staying positive was difficult during the eight long years in which Barry Soetoro relentlessly attacked America in many ways. It's hard to do when a terrorist organization (IRS) can attack you with no reason at any time. But dwelling on those things doesn't help. Focus on what is good.
  • Don't be judgmental or hypercritical of others. One of the things I like about climbing is everybody is supportive of everybody else. Within limits, that is. Nobody is going to criticize you for your climbing ability, but you can expect to be dealt sternly with if you start belittling others or if you disregard safety.
  • Train physically. You need a regular program of rigorous exercise. Taking a one mile stroll each day does not qualify. Make the effort a serious one, and be methodical about it. Work those prime movers: back, abs, legs.

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle


Top photo taken 16SEP2016, just days before 56th birthday; bottom photo taken 3 days after 56th birthday

   
  • Train mentally. Read materials that have real information, rather than fluff magazines or such disinformation products as newspapers. Don't waste time arguing with people, but do spend time engaging in respectful and meaningful conversation. Eliminate television. Its primary purposes are brainwashing and brain deadening; it reduces your brainpower after even a little exposure. Don't do "news': it's rarely accurate, usually bad, and almost never about anything you can change.
  • Be socially adept. Think of how you can be respectful and inclusive in your encounters with others. For example, try to use the word "and" rather than the word "but" when following on another person's statement. By doing this, you reduce animosity.
  • Eat well. Remember, you are playing with a chemistry set every time you eat something. You need a healthy endocrine system, so eat foods that don't cause your pancreas to go nuts or that have other negative effects. Start with no wheat, corn, or soy; or any products derived thereof. Try to buy at least 80% of your food in the produce department. If it's not nutrient dense, you probably should not eat it.
  • Drink well. I am still amazed that many people open a can of "Osteoporosis In A Can" and drink it down. It's as if they hate their bones; this makes no sense to me. Then there's fruit juice, something that sends your endocrine system into a tailspin. Try to limit your beverages to teas, coffees, and water.
  • Sleep well. Do what it takes to make your sleeping area conducive to sleep. Make sure your bed is comfortable, darken the room, do not keep a telephone in there, and keep it extra clean. Important: change your bedding at least once a week and wash in hot water to kill dust mites. Tip for couples: Make this an emotional safety room; no criticism, arguing, etc. If you "must" complain, make sure that happens in some other room.
  • Stay organized. Disorganization causes stress.
  • Get rid of stuff. It amazes me how many people waste vast amounts of time managing large collections of stuff they never use. Get rid of it. That reduces stress and saves time.
  • Take computer vacations. Microsoft Windows seems to be purposefully designed to annoy the user. Apple computer, not so much. Some people's jobs (mine, for example), are nearly 100% computer-interactive. That's a lot of annoyance. So take some time away, periodically.
  • Take stupid phone vacations. The "smart" phone seems designed to take computer annoyance to the next level. For that reason, I keep my usage minimal. I do like being able to share a Skype call from anywhere without dragging  a laptop around, and there are many other features I enjoy. But the phones make using those features more difficult than is necessary.

The last tip: Keep the goal in mind--to live long and disease-free that whole time. Think beyond the present moment to the days that lie ahead of you. Skipping a workout or eating a doughnut loses all appeal with that mindset.

I decided nearly 50 years ago that I was done being sick. Going 47 years without being sick makes much more sense to me than going all those years with countless bouts of illness. I don't see the advantage in looking and feeling terrible instead of having a cover model body and plenty of energy. It is your right to look and feel good, so exercise that right. No pun intended.

There's no guarantee you'll never become ill. There are genetic factors, environmental factors, and even pure chance. But generally, if you make smart choices you can be about 99.99% sure you will live out your days able to actually enjoy them. All of them. That is very different from the guaranteed misery awaiting those who embrace the disease lifestyle.

 

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

Hippo milk is pink. But hippos are not communists!

8. Thought for the Day

Not everything that seems out of your control actually is. Sometimes, you just have to take charge of a situation or problem so you get it it under your control.

 

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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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