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Mindconnection eNL, 2011-12-18


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

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1. Good News

2. Product Highlight

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3. Brainpower tip

Why irrelevancies?

For a long time, I've been puzzled as to why some people use irrelevancies as a basis for constructing an argument or response to an argument. These are often mice vs. elephant comparisons, too.

For example: In a discussion about the lawless regime that has long occupied Washington DC, my counterpart pointed out that someone speeding on his local roads got a ticket so the lawlessness idea is wrong. Huh?

So I asked him how there is any possible connection. In the former case, you have psychopaths stealing not millions, not billions, but trillions of dollars. And wreaking havoc that is not only deep but widespread. Not only that, they destroy anyone who might hold them accountable for their egregious crimes. In the latter case, you have a presumably responsible citizen who exceeds a speed limit and duly pulls over to accept the consequences.

His reply was that he could see an understand a speeding ticket.

This is a very dangerous practice. Measuring what you can see rather than what is there, and equating something extreme with something fairly normal.

One consequence of this mode of non-thinking is intellectual blindness. Another is an immunity to reality, subjecting the practitioner to engaging in self-defeating, self-disenfranchising delusions. Watch The Matrix if you want more clarity on how this delusion system makes the individual powerless and intellectually non-existent.

How do you get the practitioner to take the red pill? Do you engage in their idiotic "arguments" based on irrelevancies? No, because their way of finding a dropped coin is to look under the street lamp a block away rather than where they dropped the coin.

There is no easy answer to this problem. If there were, the state-run mudstream media would have been out of business a long time ago (thereby depriving Mark Twain of much good fodder for caustic humor).

I think all you can do is be alert to this kind of fallacious reasoning and when it's inflicted upon you point out to the other person that the comment is irrelevant. I think it's a waste of time to explain why it's irrelevant because the irrelevance is obvious. Explanation won't make the practitioner see it. If the practitioner asks for an explanation, should you waste your time giving it? I believe not, and doubt your explanation will do anything except lead to further irrelevancies.

To me, it's like a dog that nips your leg. You don't explain to the dog why this is bad. The dog already knows. What you do is make it clear to the dog that this behavior is not acceptable. As with people, becoming disrespectful or violent to make this clear actually takes you in the other direction. With a dog, a firm and calm "No" works.

With a brainwashed human, you might need a bit more persuasion due to the effectively lowered (or even missing) IQ. After pointing out the comment is irrelevant and the irrelevance offends you (it is rather insulting, isn't it?), ask the practitioner to rethink the discussion and come up with a plausible counterpoint. State that you'd be happy to expand your views based on relevant, cogent arguments. I may be wrong, but I think if you respectfully hold the line on "no irrelevancies" and keep challenging the person to engage his/her brain that could be a good red pill inducement.


4. Finance tip

How you're being robbed: Crime On Steroids, and what to do about it.

5. Security tip

Debt, once it passes a fairly low threshold, is a form of slavery. Once you acquire a certain amount of debt, you have no economic freedom. And as the debt rises, you eventually have no freedom at all. Americans, as a people, have so much debt that freedom is now merely a myth. I will show you how severe this is, in a moment.

When you are enslaved, your security also goes to about zero. If you review events of the past few years, you'll see this is playing out right now. So where does the debt come from, how much is it, and what can you do about it?

Where the debt comes from

The debt is created by the theft machine run by Congress.

What you can do about it

Each time there's a federal psuedo-election, it is not a means for the peasants to be "represented" in CONgress or to "elect" someone as President. The Demopublicans and Republocrats on the ballot seldom get there without being owned by special interests (banksters, big agra, big pharma, big oil, military industrial complex). Their only job, once psuedo-elected, is to rob you blind. These fake "elections" are merely a way to see just how gullible people are.

Understand that the vast majority of federal spending is explicitly forbidden by law. See the 10th Amendment, if you are confused on this point. Your members of CONgress are not confused on it. They know they are breaking the law, and nearly all of them are millionaires as a result.

Interestingly, the federal agencies that are legal are typically underfunded! The money they should be getting, to provide services for us, is instead diverted to illegal uses and ends up in places like Goldman Sachs.

If you want the stealing to stop, you must never toss your vote to the Demo/Replocrats. Doing so merely helps perpetuate the fraud and destruction.

Now, just how bad is the stealing?

$114,500,000,000,000 is the current total of unfunded government liabilities/spending.

Count those zeroes. Now, this number is arrived at us using the most lowball figures available. Most forensic accountants looking at this issue show a figure twice this size. Even accepting this lowest of possible figures, the numbers are mind-numbing.

Using presumably more accurate numbers, the debt exceeds the entire annual output of all nations of the world combined! What you see below is based on "best case" evaluations, not the most likely.

Reason for the discrepancy: Most corporations follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The federal govt operates under Greatly Atrocious Accounting Principles that are so bad they make Enron look honest by comparison. A forensic accountant looks at various things to "reconstruct" actual costs, and the half-as-much figure leaves out quite a few things. But if some twit at the IRS felt you "owed" extra taxes, that person could make up things to look at and you'd be stuck with the fabricated tax bill.

Tell me again how it possibly makes any sense whatsoever to vote Demopublican?

To the right in one of the images below, you can see the pillar of $100 bills that dwarfs the WTC & Empire State Building. If you look carefully, you can still see the Statue of Liberty.  

The 114.5 Trillion dollar super-skyscraper is the amount of money the U.S. Government knows it does not have to fully fund the Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Program, Social Security, Military, and civil servant pensions. It is the money USA knows it will not have to pay all its bills. 

Note: On the above 114.5T image the size of the base of the money pile is half a trillion, not 1T as on 15T image. The height is double. This was done to reflect the base of Empire State and WTC more closely.  

Source: Federal Reserve & - visit it to see the debt in real time and get a better grasp of this amazing number.

The solution, of course, is a lawful federal govt. The vast majority of its spending is expressly forbidden by the Constitution, meaning it's illegal. The Democrats and Republicans have not been "representing" us in Congress. They have been robbing us.  


One Hundred Dollars

$100 – The most counterfeited money denomination in the world. Keeps the world moving.

Ten Thousand Dollars

$10,000 - Enough for a great vacation or to buy a used car. Approximately one year of work for the average human on earth.

One Million Dollars

$1,000,000 - Not as big of a pile as you thought, huh? Still this is 92 years of work for the average human on earth.

One Hundred Million Dollars

$100,000,000 - Plenty to go around for everyone. Fits nicely on an ISO/Military standard-sized pallet.

One Billion Dollars

$1,000,000,000 - You will need some help when robbing the bank. Now we’re getting serious!

One Trillion Dollars

$1,000,000,000,000 - When the U.S government speaks about a 1.7 trillion deficit, this is the volume of cash it borrowed in 2010 to run itself. Keep in mind it is double stacked pallets of $100 million dollars each, full of $100 dollar bills. You would need a lot of trucks to freight this around. If you spent $1 million a day since Jesus was born, you would have not spent $1 trillion by now...only about $700 billion – same amount the banks got during bailout.

One Trillion Dollars

Comparison of $1,000,000,000,000 dollars to a standard-sized American and European Football fields. Say hello to the Boeing 747-400 transcontinental airliner that's hiding on the right – until recently, the largest passenger plane in the world.

15 Trillion Dollars

$15,000,000,000,000 - The US national debt (credit bill) passed 15 trillion, this year. The Statue of Liberty seems rather worried as United States national debt passes 20% of the entire world's combined GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The National Debt exceed 100% of GDP, and ventures into the 100%+ debt-to-GDP ratio that the European PIIGS have (bankrupting nations).

114.5 Trillion Dollars


Vote Libertarian. If you don't like Libertarian, write in the name of your favorite dog or cat. Voting Dempublican just rubber stamps the egregious theft we just looked at.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

In 2010, Americans spent $2.6 trillion on medical care (as opposed to health care, by which name medical care is often erroneously referred).

This amount is slightly more than the French spent on everything, and that includes military spending. Understand that, for many years, France has been the #2 or #3 military spender. Last year, it was #3 and China was a distant 2nd (behind the USA, which spends massively on the military but not at all on defense).

This amount of spending on medical care exceeds the size of the national economy of all nations except four. What does that tell you? Americans are making choices that result in a huge waste of limited resources. This column helps our loyal readers avoid being part of that wasteful insanity.

A related statistic: Though US citizens comprise 5% of the world's population, we spend 50% of the amount spent on prescription drugs. Think about that. It can't possibly be rational.

Age 50.

The solution to our medical care cost crisis isn't going to come from the millionaire criminals currently occupying CONgress. Why on earth would they care about us? They actually have reasonable medical care insurance, which we pay for. So they have no skin in the game.

The solution is fairly complex, but a huge part of it involves simply making rational choices in food. Look around when you're out in public. Are you at a shopping center or a whale exhibit?

Here's a quick set of easy to remember tips to help you stay lean and thus eliminate all obesity-related illnesses from your future:

  • Six small meals a day. Necessary to keep the hormonal environment stable.
  • Limit liquid calories to zero. That means water, coffee, or tea. There are about 1,000 good reasons for this.
  • No hydrogenated oil or corn syrup.
  • Fresh fruit, every day. No juice.
  • Ample helpings of vegetables of various colors, each day.
  • Hard-training athletes, get 1 gram of protein per lb of body weight. Regular people, half that much.
  • If you can't see your abs, you are too fat. Period. At any age. Solution: Slightly reduce portion size of all meals. The fat will come off.

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

Almonds are a member of the peach family. Members of CONgress are nuts, and they feel just peachy about spending your money on things they would never spend their own money on.

8. Thought for the Day

As English writer Aldous Huxley observed: ''Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.''

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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).

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