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Mindconnection eNL, 2017-07-02

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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. Citizens trapped in the People's Republic of New Jersey have finally gotten some relief from the pro-criminal insanity of the mentally deranged politicians there. The relief came from the Supreme Court of New Jersey, proof that even the judges there are tired of the rampant criminality and stupidity of the citizen-hostile NJ legislature. Read the full story here: https://www.nraila.org/articles/20170616/nj-court-state-can-t-criminalize-possession-of-pencils-and-other-lawful-objects-for-home-self-defense.

Item 2. A member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2 took out an ISIS terrorist from approximately 2.2 miles using a McMillan TAC-50. Read the full story https://apple.news/Atm5-UkH_R52yzEwsQwRWrg. Thanks to Mark Harger for this good news item.

Item 3. In our previous issue, I noted that the EU is probably going to levy a fine of $1.17 billion against the Evil Empire known as Google. The case has now been decided, and Google's egregiously unethical conduct got it hammered with a whopping $2.7 billion fine. That is enough to wake up even the arrogant executives at this corrupt company.

Google also has 30 days to cease and desist from the specific practices it was fined for, and if it doesn't comply it will face more fines. On top of this situation, Google is facing two other serious charges in European courts.

While corporate criminal conduct is actually rewarded in the USA due to our corporatocracy, it is refreshing to see it punished in nations where some sort of rule of law actually exists.

Item 4. Gene therapy is curing hemophilia. Read the full story here: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601651/gene-therapy-is-curing-hemophilia

 

2. Product Highlight

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  • Wizread is PC software that puts the reading fluency aids of the ReadingPen onto your PC.
  • The pen scans and reads aloud, but does not provide dictionary definitions. This means it allows students with reading difficulties to take exams on their own.
  • Both are easy to use.
  • Perfect reading aid for people with dyslexia or anyone with reading difficulties.
  • Box includes Exam Pen, protective carry case,  user manual, 2 AAA 1.5V batteries, clip-on scanning trainer, and software download instructions.
  • No computer required.

Perfect for anyone with reading disabilities. Also great for kids whose parents want them on the learning fast-track.

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3. Brainpower tip

Your local library has many resources for your brainpower building program. Here are some my local library system has:
  • FREE downloadable audiobooks. You can take a break from texting while driving by playing an audiobook. Or if your IQ already exceeds zero (you're not texting while driving) play audiobooks instead of listening to music.  These audiobooks come in many formats, and you can probably play them through your car's sound system (if not from your phone with earbuds).
  • FREE documentary (and other educational) DVDs. Learn about all sorts of things. If you live by yourself, you can watch these during meals (play it during each meal until you've watched the whole thing). If you have a family, schedule a documentary showing and consider alternating meals so that you show a portion of the movie with one meal and discuss what you viewed during the next.
  • FREE non-fiction books.
  • FREE magazines (typically not available for checkout).
  • FREE Wi-Fi.
  • FREE educational presentations.
  • FREE rooms you can "borrow" to hold your own educational presentations.
  • FREE readings from poets and authors.
  • FREE online resources that I have yet to explore.
  • FREE ability to meet people who are so smart they frequent the library.
  • And of course FREE parking.

Now, I do need to mention something: all of this stuff is FREE. Of course, you are FREE to spend $99 a month on a subscription to an intelligence-stifling television plan.

For many of us, it's not tough to choose between paying $99 a month to become progressively less intelligent or to become progressively smarter for FREE. If you are struggling with this choice, try the FREE one for six months and put $99 aside every month. Then when you have $594 you would not otherwise have had, revisit the question. If there still is one.


4. Finance tip

Single Parent Home Buying Guide:

https://themortgagereports.com/24927/single-parent-home-buyer-guide


5. Security tip

Most of us are aware of the problem with scamming of the elderly, and not just by the IRS. Thanks in no small measure to Barry Soetoro's devastating attacks on the economy, the scamming is orders of magnitude worse than it used to be. A simple measure can protect you and/or your loved ones.

What you do is name a designated "Safety Contact." This is the person a bank, mutual fund, investment brokerage, or other repository of money must contact before permitting any large outbound transactions. It helps protect against identity theft, online "friends", date scammers, senility, evil relatives, or just a really bad case of stupid.

Let's say someone posing as you authorizes a wire transfer of 80% of your account to some other account. If the bank has to call your cousin Fred and Fred doesn't know anything about any such financial move, then they will delay the transaction until the fraud department can conclude its investigation.

The same kind of thing would happen with the elder person you care about, if you get that person to agree to having you be the Safety Contact. So your Uncle Bob dies in a freak car accident. Your dear Aunt Mildred never liked Bob, so right away signs up with online dating sights.

Aunt Mildred meets John Romeo (not in person, just e-mail and by phone). After a few months, John has sweet talked her into thinking he is her friend. So she tells him she has all this money and doesn't know how to invest it. John, being her friend and a VERY successful investor (yeah, right) says he can take care of that for her. Just wire $600,000 (most of her nest egg) to this account and we can make you 10 or 15% every year.

The institution calls you. Is this big move legit? You say that she and you never discussed any such thing, but she has talked a lot about some guy she met online. Presto, you just saved your aunt from becoming destitute. At least from this guy. The IRS, of course, is a different story. And a very sad one.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

I recently read an article bemoaning the fact that the USA is the most obese nation on earth. It shows the obesity rate as 38%. This article was written by some folks from the "Kool-Aid drinking" crowd that bases its views on "revisionist reality."

All of the data in the article are meaningless. That's because the data are tracking an arbitrarily defined metric (obesity). If you replace "obesity" with a meaningfully defined word and re-run the numbers you will find a starkly different picture.

The definition of obesity depends upon using an error-based formula to calculate BMI, and BMI in no way accounts for the percentage of body fat. Not only that, obesity now means BMI of 30 or more--up from what it was. Look for this to be 35 or even 40 in a few years.

And there's another twist. Recently, a Veteran showed up for his appointment at the VA. His BMI was 31. But guess what? He's a competitive body builder and his body fat was about 5%. Yet, is is officially classified as obese! His case is not an isolated one, either.

Yet even with bodybuilders thrown in, the 38% is a gross understatement of the problem. In several large metro areas (such as the one I live in), even doubling the figure would understate the problem (look around, see what you think the real number is in your area).

To deal in reality, we must use a correct word to address the idea the article pretends to illustrate. I made up my own word to fit the issue.

The word: Toofat.

Before I tell you the definition, I want to tell you the basis for it. That way, the definition will make sense for you right away.

Basis for the definition: Excess body fat is the outward sign of endocrine dysfunction combined with excess caloric consumption. The dysfunction is, by definition, unhealthy. The excess caloric consumption is, by definition, abnormal.

Definition: A male is toofat if you cannot clearly see his abs. A woman is toofat if her belly isn't firm and you can't see definition in her shoulders and arms.

The definition is accurate because when the endocrine system is healthy you can clearly see a man's abs and [what I just said] for the woman.

Using meaningful terminology, the USA is the toofattest nation. But it's not 38% of people with a ridiculously high BMI. It's more like 85% who are simply toofat.

More, below....

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

   
If you are suffering from toofat syndrome, look through back issues of this very eNL for proven principles of how to have a healthy endocrine system.

The medical industry is actually trying to help people, by using such blunt instruments as BMI and what follows from it. But as the results show and logic dictates, this effort is misguided and counterproductive.

It's not about your weight, so that's not the place to measure.

It's about the food choices you make each day and I do mean all of those choices. Three tips to get you started:

  1. No processed foods. Period.
  2. Eat six small meals a day.
  3. Eliminate "liquid calories" by eliminating Osteoporosis in a Can (aka soda), fruit drinks, fruit juices, and other endocrine disrupters. Coffee, tea, and water help your body rather than harm it.

And it's about your training choices, another area in which gross error is widely recognized as correct. So if you're not to measure your weight to see what's going on, what do you measure? Thinking again what this is about, we can see the answer is you measure whether or not each food choice is a smart food choice.

Don't worry about whether you are toofat. Worry instead about whether you are making every food choice a smart choice. If you do that, the toofat issue will take care of itself.

What the medical industry and the vast majority of trainers, dietitians, "weight loss" commentators and "experts" do is focus on rapidly correcting the outcome rather than correcting the behavior that causes the outcome. If you go on a strict diet to "lose weight" you will not stay on that diet (nobody does). Having been on it, you've trained your body to conserve calories rather than burn them. So the "progress" you made by chasing the wrong goal will not just be completely undone but you will actually go backwards.

Remember, you are playing with a chemistry set (your endocrine system). But it's not an ordinary chemistry set, it's one that has a memory. This memory is why "yo yo dieting" has only one outcome: you get fatter. Congratulations on losing 10 lbs in 3 weeks of starving yourself, you'll put 12 lbs back on before you know it because your body adapted to the starvation conditions.

The body generally adapts to the stresses you put on it.  Keep the adaptation principle at the core of your every dietary and training decision. For dietary decisions, remember that each one is cumulative with those that came before. If you make smart decisions every time without fail, then you have made one leg of the body appearance stool rock-solid.

Never use extreme measures to try to "fix" a lapse just to reach some outcome metric; you will only compound the error of the lapse. That is, don't go on a "quick loss" diet because you made a bad decision or a string of them. Simply make good decisions going forward, and allow time for the body to do its thing. If you did pack on extra fat, just live with it for however long your body takes to get rid of it now that you're not making bad decisions.

In the case of extra fat, you can use a slight calorie deficit; we are talking slight not major. An example of this is to reduce your portion size of one meal (of six) by 20%. That will not necessarily mean 20% fewer calories. You eat 20% less of that meal and get a slight reduction in overall caloric intake. Counting calories is a fool's game because it's imprecise at best and a lot of extra work for negligible benefit.

As an example, I consume more food during the cold months. As spring approaches, I want to reduce my body fat. I usually start this by reducing the amount of oats I put into meal number 6. That meal is a veggie protein shake with scoops of raw oats mixed in. I drop from 4 scoops to 2 scoops, and later it has no oats at all. This is a minor (and progressive) reduction in calories, so I get a very slow fat loss. Usually by mid-June, however, I am totally ripped. I don't go into a panic to get that way by March.

Use time as your ally, use discipline as your weapon. Then you will win every battle against excess body fat. Focusing on the fat itself will only detract you. Focus on the decisions you make every day.

And make each decision a correct decision, regardless of how you feel at the moment or what temptations are before you. Or what other people are doing or saying. This may sound difficult to do, but with practice it becomes a strength you can tap with ease. And that's because your mind also adapts. Train your mind with consistent discipline and you will eventually find that discipline comes easily to you.

 

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

The vast majority of federal spending is felonious. That's because it is barred by the 10th Amendment. Just think, if we had a lawful federal government we would not be in this Depression. And instead of unemployment at 52% as it is now, it would be down in the single digits if it existed at all.

8. Thought for the Day

Do you let trends dictate your personal decisions, or are you true to yourself?

 

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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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