In this issue:
Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Product Highlight | Thought for the Day
1. Brainpower tip
One reason people may fail on a project or in some other
endeavor is they solve the wrong problems. Simply working harder isn't the
solution, though hard work is certainly essential to success.|
If you merely do the wrong things better, the final
outcome is the same: failure.
Put your brain to work on making the right outcome
happen. To do this, first determine the outcome you want. Really think about
this. Why that particular outcome? Don't think about the how just
yet, but focus on the what. Is this going to provide you with the
benefits you are really after?
Next, think about how you will reach that desired
outcome. Picture the result you're after and then think about whether this
particular result is worth the cost of achieving it. Might there be a
different goal or target that produces similar benefits at less cost? If so,
what is the catch (or is there one)?
Wasting brainpower on the wrong things is the same as
not using your brain at all. Task your brain on those things that are going
to have a payoff.
2. Finance tip
Last week, the Federal Reserve of the USA pumped up the money supply by
50%. Think about this. This is a devaluation of the US dollar by 50%.
Theft on such a colossal scale is unprecedented.|
If the USA were the
world's snow cone vendor, everyone would be asking why the snow is so
yellow and tastes so salty.
The US CONgress permitted this travesty under the delusions that:
- It was necessary.
- It would help.
Nobody sane could possibly agree with either
contention. The brainpower article above mentions solving the right
problems, which, in this case, is definitely not being done. The
problems being "solved" are:
- The grossly irresponsible spending by
- The grossly irresponsible way CONgress has
passed laws over the past 50 years.
- The grossly bad public policies spewed forth
Stealing (which is what inflation is, when you do
the math) doesn't solve those problems. It merely exacerbates them.
The situation in the world financial markets is
dominated by a stand-off between two financial superpowers. We have a
financial version of the Cold War MAD situation. China is actually
buying more bonds right now, in an effort to prop up the US market for
their goods. The problem with this MAD situation is the USA is
controlled by folks who are absolutely crazy. That puts China in a
position of inevitable destruction.
So, China is compelled to change the game. A new
world currency would certainly accomplish that, which is why China is
making noise about this. China may have other solutions it's working on,
also. One thing is very clear: The US CONgress isn't working on ANY
solutions. It's just letting its members get automatic pay raises while
still ramping up the spending. Members of CONgress behave as the mere
paid employees of the military industrial complex lobbyists for a
reason. Since these folks are nearly all millionaires not long after
gaining office, that reason is pretty obvious.
We need our CONgress to say, "Hi. My name is Chuck and I am a
spendaholic." Then we need to get busy slashing our federal spending.
Right now, our "defense" spending is 45% of what the entire
world put together spends. That is, if you tally up all the military spending
for every country in the world, the USA spends 45% of that total. A 90% reduction there would help our economy
considerably and not leave us any worse of militarily (since our
military isn't used for defense but is used for other purposes).
Addressing the entitlement side of the spending pathology, we can
such things as:
- Raise the SS benefits age by 1 year and repeat that every other
year for the next 14 years. This would result in moving the age up by 7
years, still making it demographically "liberal" compared to the
program's initial life expectancy tables. But it would help enormously.
- For medifraud payments, charge people for obesity. Right now,
obese people get a free ride on the system despite the fact their
compulsive eating generates enormous costs. The obesity-related costs
need to be deducted from their benefits. Ditto for other blatantly
health-adverse behaviors such as smoking. This isn't a "slippery slope"
because the few behaviors we're looking at have profound effects and
stand way out from sane choices.
- Pass the Fair Tax so that it is no longer a "crime" to save and
invest. People who are retired get hit with income taxes, property
taxes, and a slew of other taxes (see this article about our highly
regressive federal income tax:
If we stop taking from these people with the left hand, we don't need to
give them as much money with the right hand. We reduce overall costs by
eliminating one entire phase of transactions.
There are so many "easy" things that can be done to improve the
financial situation of the USA. The fact these things aren't done is
instructive. Since the people with the power to do these things
are Demopublicans, it logically follows that voting for members of the Demopublican
Party is a wasted vote.
You may have heard it said, "No matter whom we
vote for, the government gets back in." It's time for change. Not the
Spendbama "I will take so much of your money, you'll be lucky to have
any change left" kind of change. But a change to the "spending as usual"
pathology. We need to send a message to our misrespresentatives in
Washington that they need to start behaving as adults. Perhaps the only
way they will hear that message is if we vote against them. They haven't
listened to that message via any other method.
The only way your vote can possibly matter is if
you vote anything other than Demopublican. Yes, the next federal
election is a long ways off. But as we "enjoy" the financial pain being
inflicted as a consequence of failing to collectively exercise our right
to vote this past November, perhaps the message can sink in to the
voters that we gave permission to the inflictors.
Stop saying yes to it. Say no. Talk with friends
and neighbors. Try to get them to see the light. If enough people vote
against the Demopublicans in the next federal election, we can stop the
spending. This is the single greatest thing you can do to enhance your
financial position. Think again about that 50% tax hike that came out
last week. It's not just 50% of your income, but 50% of the value of
your assets that just went up in smoke. Picture taking a chain saw to
your home and cutting it in half. Isn't that a bad financial plan?
3. Security tip
Ah, the mudstream media. Will they ever catch on
that we are on to their brainwashing attempts? With non-news papers
shutting down across the country and nearly the entire generation of
20-somethings "just saying no" to the boob tube's non-news shows, the
message "we reject your lack of editorial integrity" seems pretty clear
Here's a personal security example
from the latest bit of mudstream malfeasance. You've no doubt heard
reports about the killings and kidnappings in Cuidada Juarez. I've been
to Juarez, myself, and have walked its mean streets.
Across the Rio Grande is Juarez' US counterpart, El
Paso. What the mudstream media are silent about is El Paso doesn't have
the killings and kidnappings that are going on just across the river.
What is the primary difference between these two cities? Well, Juarez is
under criminal protection legislation and El Paso isn't.
In Juarez, a criminal knows only other criminals have
firearms. In El Paso, criminals know any potential victim may be packing
heat. The mudstream media can't figure out why the two cities have such
vastly different crime rates. People who have functioning brains can.
4. Health tip/Fitness tips
In our last
issue, we talked about back pain.
Now, let's talk about a related
problem: knee pain. When you have
it, exercise becomes difficult at
best. And, of course, knee pain in
itself is a problem well worth
avoiding even if you can exercise.
We have this
great article on knee pain here:
You can help
prevent knee problems by:
body fat down (a fat body
results in adverse torsional
force on the knee joint).
- Paying attention to your
- Never sitting with your legs
folded under you.
front squats twice a month.
your gambling debts, or running
quickly away from guys with ball
peen hammers if you don't. (ha,
And you can
find more fitness tips
||The inversion table can also help reduce knee
pain. It does this partly by helping to realign the knee and partly
by helping to realign the back.|
the table can't correct in all planes (that requires a
chiropractor), it can definitely make a difference.
Only one person in 2 billion lives to be 116 or older. Members of CONgress
are determined to do everything humanly possible to tax that person to
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7. Thought for the Day
What's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for you?
Try to top it.|
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