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Mindconnection eNL, 2012-06-17


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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

Basketball was my favorite pastime when I was in high school. Now I have found another reason to love the sport. And it's really good news.

With Obama pretending to run for re "election" he's been too busy playing basketball with money-raising movie stars to engage in coming up with more his hugely destructive "economic plans." That provides badly-needed relief for a nation staggering under Obama's massive hits to the economy. We will probably have this relative calm until the fake "election" concludes in November. And that's really good news.

More good news: Ron Paul, the only candidate who advocates a lawful government, is still not out of the running. This means The Party could suffer a presidential "election" loss for the first time in over 100 years. If he's not on your Party-controlled ballot, you can still write him in.

Even more good news: Surveys show a record number of Americans are not planning to neutralize their vote this coming November in the traditional "I approve this crime" non-choice pattern of selecting a different checkout line in the Party's rip-off store. They intend to make their count, instead. Whether that will have any slowing effect on the crime, we don't know. But it certainly can't hurt.

2. Product Highlight

ScanMaker 1000XL is an A3-sized scanner (11.7 x 16.5 inches) that's up to professional demands. It's perfect for the law office or other environment where speed and accuracy are critical. When your company needs a productivity edge, this flatbed scanner flat out delivers.

Not only is it fast, it's capable of capturing tremendous detail and producing superior quality images. It has true optical resolution 3200 dpi, 48-bit color depth, and optical dynamic range of 4.0 Dmax image sensor.

If your office needs to scan old photos, newspaper clippings, or other "iffy" images, have no fear. The ScanMaker 1000XL includes PictuRescue system. It comes with reflective targets and film holders, too.

This scanner works with PC or Mac. And it's so simple to operate, even a Congressman can use it. Well, OK, maybe not a Congressman. But anybody else can.




3. Brainpower tip

Thinking in a limited way is sometimes the same as not thinking at all.

Let's consider a hypothetical situation. You're speaking to a room of 60 people. You tell them you want to take all their money, credit cards, and jewelry but you need to know if it's OK to do that. You tell people to indicate their preference by raising their left or right hand. You see both left hands and right hands go up, but nobody is leaving a hand down. What's the message? Go ahead and rob everyone. People "chose" but made a non-choice--as if left or right actually mattered. You pluck them clean.

The limited thinking here is that the victims must choose one of two odious choices, neither of which will affect the outcome.

If a light just went off in your head and you relate this to the federal "ballots" in the faux "elections" held in the USA, congratulations. If nearly everyone makes a left-right "choice," the lawlessness and plundering will continue. So it does not matter which non-choice you make. You cannot possibly affect the outcome that way.

Now suppose five people don't raise either hand. They stand up or make some other choice. Are they making a protest vote? Or are they simply refusing to approve of your crime? What's the message, now? You might go ahead and rob everyone, but you are going to feel distinctly uncomfortable doing so. These people are going to affect the outcome, and of the 60 people in that room they are the only ones who will.

A little thinking can be an empowering thing. Especially in a society where a democratic process still exists but is neutralized when too many people refuse to think.


4. Finance tip

The real cost of entertainment

If you spend $7 at a movie house or $15 on a DVD of the latest movie, that's probably not your actual cost. Your actual cost is probably far, far more. To understand why, we must first look at some meta data.
  1. The national debt has massively increased over the past three years.
  2. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs over the past three years (mostly as a consequence of the preceding).
  3. The rate of inflation has massively increased over the past three years.
  4. The number of people, with advanced degrees, on food stamps has more than tripled over the past three years.
  5. Obama has been our President for the past three years.

Now, there are some head in the sand types who don't see the connection between that last point and the ones preceding it. My answer to them is to research the federal "spending" patterns of the past 60 years. If you see a graph of this, you'll notice it looks almost flat until you get to the Clinton era. That's an illusion; it wasn't actually flat. It's just that the rate of increase looks flat compared to what came after it. With the Clinton era, the line slopes upward. This continues with the GW Bush era. But then we come to Obamageddon, and the line turns sharply upward.

This fact is so damaging that the mudstream media have released fake figures in an effort to convince the disinformed that Obama actually decreased spending. Normally, a claim made by the mudstream media is confirmation of the opposite and this is one of those normal cases. With the bailouts, Porkulus, czars, etc., the mudstreamers must think the rest of us are not merely stupid but braindead.

By some accounts, Obama has added more to our national debt than all other Presidents combined. In only three years. I haven't verified this, but considering the huge increase in "spending" it's really one of those "how dead is he" questions. What matters is that, under Obama, we have gone from bad to disastrous.

Interestingly, if you eliminated just the illegal spending, we would actually be paying down the federal debt. In other words, Obama's criminal misconduct while in office has created tragic consequences for millions of American families.

So how does this figure into entertainment?

There are people who engage in make-believe to make a living. We call them "actors." Unfortunately, most of them never grasp reality even when outside the studio. Or if they do, then some of them are sadists and psychopaths.

One such person is George Clooney, who consistently backs criminals in their political careers. Remember, these are criminals who are not simply taking food off American tables; they are taking the table, too.

In mid-May of this year, Clooney held a fund-raiser (on his personal basketball court at his house) that generated nearly $15 million. Was this for the victims of Obama's calamitous criminal misconduct? No, it was for Obama's re "election" campaign. This charade is important to keep up the pretense that there's any sort of democratic process involved in selecting the POTUS. That way, the stealing can continue.

So instead of helping the movie-goers (many are now former movie-goers, due to being destitute) who have been victimized by Obama's horrendously bad public policy and criminal actions (I do mean criminal, as in clearly violating statute--see the 9th and 10th Amendments), he's helping Obama rob the same people who put money in Clooney's pockets by going to see his movies.

Solution: Boycott Clooney. Since he has such obvious disdain for the people who ultimately pay for his lavish lifestyle, stop sending him money. If there's a George Clooney movie, don't watch it.

Now, Clooney isn't the only actor who cares not one whit for the very people who pay for his lifestyle. At that fundraise were other psychopaths. These included Barbara Streisand, Selma Hayek, Robert Downey, Jr., Toby "I got $17 million for making one movie, so screw you" Maguire, and Jack Black. All of these people work against you, and therefore it is in your interests not to help them in any way whatsoever.

Oh, and by the way, Clooney and Obama played a game of hoops with other celebs the day after this fundraiser.

Sure, your boycotting a few movies isn't going to put Clooney and Company out of business. But if you help get a grassroots movement going, then there is hope of change. We should not support the very people who facilitate crime on a massive scale. That is both immoral and self-defeating.

5. Security tip

This is a rather chilling video of how some illegal laws allegedly for our "protection" would work in the real world:


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

A reader wrote to me about losing fat, then after a couple of exchanges he said he was really interested in building his chest but I obviously wasn't the right person to ask.

He based this on the photo that's been in the past several issues, so here's one that shows my chest a little better (also taken in 2010).

Most guys "bench" much more than they are capable of by rotating their shoulders forward ("delt cheating"). If forced to bench correctly, your typical gym rat's bench press drops by an astounding 50%.

Despite weighing only about 155lbs, on several occasions I've benched 240lbs without cheating. Maybe asking me about chest training isn't such a bad idea after all.

On that note, I'll give you a great tip for making your workouts highly productive. This tip works for any muscle group, not just the chest.

Age 50.

First, a general training comment illustrated by the photo.

This photo was taken only a few months before I turned 50. I was at 5% body fat then, and like being that lean during summer (I'm at 5.5% now, as I type this). Just under my arm, you can see top of my lat muscle. The way I train produces a muscular girdle around my torso; this helps with posture, power, and speed.

When you do compound exercises with full range of motion, you get the full muscular development that creates useful strength. If you do only isolation exercises, you will always be frustrated with the results of your training. The problem with doing compound exercises is they are quite exhausting. But that's what makes them effective, too.

Now, click here to read the powerful chest training tip.


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

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. The nation would last longer if CONgress would freeze all of its activity. Don't just do something, sit there!

8. Thought for the Day

"The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused."

-- Pat Paulsen [Patrick Layton Paulsen], died 24 April, 1997

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