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Mindconnection eNL, 2011-10-02


In this issue:
Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Thought 4 the Day

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1. Good News

There is some really good news in this issue:
  • In August, the Association for Manufacturing Technology reports that U.S. manufacturing technology orders were up by 108% YTD in 2011 vs 2010. So, good news for jobs in that sector and for the folks whose jobs were saved by technology upgrades (just not good news for the folks whose jobs were eliminated by technology upgrades).
  • 15SEP2011. The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that the aluminum maker Alcoa is investing $300 million in a plant in Iowa. This will raise the total number of jobs at that plant from 2,000 to 2,300.
  • 21SEP2011. From, we learned that Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc. is going to increase its capacity for casting of aluminum transmission cases by adding a 75,000 sq.ft. expansion to its Ohio transmission plant. That is no doubt responsible for some of the demand that caused Alcoa to upgrade.
  • 26SEP2011. The trade magazine Plastics News reports that Faurecia S.A. recently announced it plans to expand its Auburn Hills, MI headquarters by for a 20,000 sq.ft. and add 800 new employees.
  • 27SEP11. According to, manufacturing in the USA has taken off like a rocket with 1,200 new jobs in August alone. I hope this link still works by the time this eNL comes out. It even includes a video.
  • Sadly, repeated trips to the grocery store have not yet produced a single milk carton with Obama's picture on it. But as Edison said about the light bulb, each failure is one step closer to success!

You may have noticed, in the various good news mentions since this feature appeared, jobs were created when businesses had money to invest in an intelligent way to make products that people want to buy. When the federal government diverts money to "stimulate" the economy (in government speak, words have their opposite meaning so "anesthetize" the economy), that money is stolen from people who could have been using it to create jobs.

People who don't understand this concept need to try handing a clerk the same $10 bill ten times to make a $100 purchase. While the mudstream media insists this works quite well, I have yet to see that in reality.

When the federal government spends more than is necessary to fulfill its lawful mandate (which is probably 93% of the time), you get a net loss of jobs. How many more jobs must vaporize before people stop voting Demopublican? As the next federal pseudo-election rolls around, please point these things out to people who seek to evangelize you into joining them in their self-defeating support of the psychopaths who daily destroy job creation opportunities.

You can see who the psychopaths are by looking at the ratings provided by the National Taxpayers Union, The few with a spending grade of A probably are not criminals. The rest probably are. Those with D or F have utter disregard for other human beings. The NTU is a wonderful resource, check it out today.

2. Product Highlight

The Quicktionary TS Premium makes an excellent gift, but why not get one for yourself?

This scanning pen allows you to scan, define, translate, hear, and store to 20,000 lines of editable text. Save onto the pen and transfer to your PC later, or scan and transfer directly into your Windows-based applications. Easily fits in your pocket or purse. With an easy to use touch-screen and icon-based menu, it provides onscreen translations and American HeritageŽ English Dictionary definitions. It reads the scanned English text aloud (earbuds included).


If you can't view the video below in your e-mailed version of this eNL, click the picture of the pen to see it.


3. Brainpower tip

The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree in Washington, DC appeared to be the robber's first (and last), due to his lack of a previous record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:

1. His target was H&J Leather & Firearms, a gun shop specializing in handguns.

2. The shop was full of firearms customers.

3. To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door.

4. A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having coffee before work. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up, and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, the police officer with a 9mm GLOCK 17, the clerk with a 50 DESERT EAGLE, assisted by several customers who also drew their guns, several of whom also drew and fired.

The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt in the exchange of fire.

The above is from a joke list. It's not true, but it is based on an actual case. What really happened was, as is often the case when armed citizens are present, the criminal surrendered without a shot being fired. The only "missile" was the one that filled his pants upon hearing all of the pistols, shotguns, and rifles being chambered.

What's the lesson, here?

Often, the use of common sense is demonized by the mudstream media and by morons everywhere.

You will find this, amazingly enough, around ANY story that involves law-abiding citizens using tools of self-defense to protect themselves or to aid our police officers.

When you hear a story via the mudstream media, expect that its details are wrong. If the story is passed along to you by the mudstream media or by the same kind of folks who believed Obama's campaign lies (meaning they didn't bother to check his actual record, easy enough to do), there is always an agenda.

By taking this approach to "information," you avoid being duped by dopes.

4. Finance tip

In the past few fake "elections" for President, only one candidate has proposed following the law. Every other candidate has talked about ways to break the law and separate you from your money (and your freedoms, such as they are).

The state-run mudstream media, of course, make the one sane candidate out to be a nut and they pretend the Goldman Sachs employees put on the ballot are actual choices.

You can get actual info, instead of propaganda, here:

5. Security tip

How to prevent massive losses, rampant theft, and a whole lot of other bad things:

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Last month, my next door neighbor turned 97. A guy from her village is 101, and she's wondering if he's into younger women. Go figure. She's got a great sense of humor and is still quite active.

Contrast this to a couple of sobering statistics:

  • The average American male over 25 cannot do a single pushup, pullup, or chinup.
  • By age 65, an American typically cannot lift a 10-lb vacuum cleaner.

Why do some people become feeble so early and some stay vigorous? Can you think of some reasons why some people live long, healthy lives?


Age 50.

Here are some possible reasons that aren't true:

  • It's sheer luck.
  • They've got better medical care.
  • Frequent alcohol consumption preserves their cells.
  • They eat mostly processed foods.
  • They don't wear out their bodies with exercise.
  • By carrying around lots of extra body fat, they avoid letting their cells go hungry.
  • They tap the power of The Dark Side by holding grudges and being angry.
  • By demeaning other people, they sap life energy for their own use.
  • Because they rush to work, drive dangerously to shorten the commute, and arrive at the office harried and drained, they are more likely to keep their jobs and thus have less stress.
  • By sleeping a bit less than they actually need, they prevent their bodies from rehearsing death and therefore live longer.

The first two items on that list are simply unrelated to health. But the other items have a yin to the yang. Most of them seem downright silly when put that way, but they are normal behaviors for most people.

Take a few minutes to make your own list of reasons you might live a longer, stronger, healthier life. What are you doing to apply that list?

At, 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

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. That's exactly how long each year that members of CONgress have a conscience.

8. Thought for the Day

You can't take a $10 bill and hand it to the clerk 10 times to pay a $100 tab. Life just does not work that way. You have to make choices, and by choosing one thing you eliminate another from possibility.

When politicians seem to be saying otherwise, don't vote for them (notice how the Demopublicans ALWAYS say otherwise?)

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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.

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