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Mindconnection eNL, 2012-07-01


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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

The people of Iceland have jailed several key financial criminals. This brings a glimmer of hope to those nations, like ours, that are currently plagued by bankster-led machinations of the national government.

Other good news....

Electrical design is what economists call a "leading indicator." It's a sign that increased economic activity is ahead. EC&M Magazine recently reported that more than 2/3 of the nation's top 50 electrical design firms met or exceeded their 2011 revenue target and over 75% expect their revenue to increase in 2012.

While this is good news, don't hold a celebration party just yet. Obamageddon is not a recession, it's the deepening of FDR's Depression--and for the same reason that Depression hit us to begin with. That reason is federally "elected" public non-servants actually work for criminals who employ them to pillage the country. Look at the TARP, Porkulus, and other theft scams. And what about the power ceded directly to criminals, via an illegal 1913 Act the worst POTUS in history signed into law? The banksters stole $29 trillion from us between 2008 and the end of 2001, via Frauderal Reserve handouts not reported by the mudstream media..

While FDR thought it was funny to dump thousands of gallons of milk on the ground while Americans were dying from starvation, the same federal non-government has lately been destroying oranges to jack up the price beyond what many Americans can pay. It looks to me like people serving time for selling pot need to trade places with "elected" federal officials.

We did get a break from FDR's debt-fueled Depression after WWII because our competitors had bombed each others' factories. But by the late 1950s, American firms were again shedding workers.

Against this backdrop of a federal gangsta government busily breaking the law in an effort to break the country, there are bright spots of wealth production. If we had a lawful govt, we'd have a booming economy.

The good news is that, despite the best efforts of this tapeworm to kill the host, there are some positive indicators and signs of life. You don't have to ignore the bad to see the good. And the good is definitely there. We just need to work on having less of the bad.

2. Product Highlight

In our previous issue, we looked at the ScanMaker 1000XL, an A3-sized scanner (11.7 x 16.5 inches) that's up to professional demands.

It's a top-seller that's perfect for the law office or other environment where speed and accuracy are critical.

But speed and accuracy are not enough for some applications. That's why this scanner comes in a bundled version, the ScanMaker 1000XL with TMA (Transparent Media Adapter).

With the TMA, you can scan X-rays, positive transparencies, and negative film. The included templates accommodate a variety of film sizes, including 35mm slides, 35mm filmstrips, 4" x 5" film, and medium format film (from 6 x 4.5-cm up to 6 x 22-cm panoramic film).

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

We've all heard metaphors and analogies. These are very useful for explaining something complex in simple terms, or explaining the unfamiliar in familiar terms.

For example, I might explain the electrical theory to you by using the analog of water flow. This is, in fact, how most electrical engineers begin to learn electrical theory. That's an analogy: A is an analog of B (the statement of the analog is an "analogy.")

Or perhaps I decide to use a metaphor. I might tell you a story in which a goat and a pig represent Politician A and Politician B. Since you know some things about goats and pigs, you can more easily understand how I view Politician A and Politician B.

Now there are some problems with metaphors and analogies. The one I see most often is they are misapplied. That is, the analogy does not fit the situation or concept being described. So any conclusions drawn on this basis are correct only by coincidence, not because the analogy was effective.

Quite often, the misapplication is done deliberately. When a person is trying to "prove" some political dogma or another, out comes the misapplied metaphor or unapt analogy.

A logician can tell you in detail what to look for. But my tip here is not so analytical. My tip here is that you need to be aware of these things and test out the analogy or metaphor rather than simply accept it at face value.

Here are some things I look for:

  • Relevance. Does this include the relevant facts and exclude the irrelevant ones?
  • Logic. Does it posit a cause and effect relationship that is actually coincidental?
  • Invalidation. Does application of a simple analogy or metaphor render the first invalid?
  • Distortion. This is the real acid test. Does the analogy or metaphor present a distorted picture? If so, reject it.

Tests not to use:

  • It doesn't encompass the whole picture. These tools are not meant to do that. They are meant to illustrate a particular point or set of points.
  • It doesn't fit perfectly. If it illustrates they key concept being discussed, it need not fit every related concept and need not even be a perfect explanation of the one being discussed. If the person using it says, "It's a lot like X" and then uses an imperfect analogy, the purpose is properly served.


4. Finance tip

While we're waiting for a lawful federal government that has a central mission other than robbing us blind (and that is probably going to be a long wait), we can address our other financial savings potential.

The Dollar Stretcher site that may help you significantly:

5. Security tip

Many financial advisors recommend obtaining a copy of your credit report once each year. This used to be a good idea, but at the end of this short article I'll provide a much better approach.

The advisors typically recommend this so you know if there's damaging information that needs to be corrected. Some common problems:

  • Unpaid credit card charges. You may never see the bill; someone might have gotten a card using your antiSocial inSecurity number and one or two other bits of info. Don't give out your SSN unless doing so is really necessary. Correcting this particular problem might take years, so act promptly.
  • False bank debts. People have been locked out of their homes due to mortgage foreclosure, even though their house was paid off years ago and the bank never actually held a mortgage for that property. It's wise to keep copies of the relevant documentation in a location outside your home. Scan them and put up on a secure location in the cloud.
  • Attack by the Immoral Reprobate Society. This terrorist organization hires psychopaths who salivate at the idea of destroying an innocent business or individual. You could easily "owe" hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes (you've already paid), interest, and penalties. While it's true the IRS eliminated interest and penalties by dint of giving Rangel and Geithner a pass, it's true only in law. And the IRS does not follow law. You might have collection liens and not even know it.
  • Information that's actually for another individual. Some lucky sod got a credit score boost, despite having racked up huge credit card debt. Guess what? That person's problems got recorded as being your problems, so now your credit rating is ruined.
  • Excess credit checks. This is one way individuals employed with the Immoral Reprobate Society will destroy a person's credit score. They just make repeated credit checks. But other criminals and psychopaths also do this.

Did you know there are credit monitoring services that will watch your credit file and alert you to any changes? It makes sense to sign up for one. And then you can skip your annual inspection of your file at each credit bureau.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

I recently had a physical exam, as a requirement for a new major medical insurance policy. I have this policy in case something unforeseen and unpreventable happens and I'm saddled with huge medical bills.

For example, the CONgress still has not decided to do anything about the terrorism problem. So there is a chance I could become a casualty in a raid conducted by the Immoral Reprobate Society, or suffer from some other illegal activity from another terrorist group such as the Bad Agency of Tarts, Farts, and Enemas.

The retards, screwups, and psychopaths in these groups sometimes have a need to "act out" their frustrations on innocent citizens in ways that result in physical injury. Thus, major medical is prudent.

I could also be poisoned by the criminal corporations (e.g., Tyson) that dump pathogens and chemicals into other people's living areas so they can externalize the costs rather than pay for cleanup. Unfortunately, these criminal actions enjoy both legislative and judicial protection. Going through our injustice system for remedy is an exercise in futility.

In Germany (and some other countries), the government provides rules of conduct to corporations rather than the other way around as is done here. See the movie River of Waste for more about this specific example (one of many).

Age 50.

Anyhow, back to this exam. Yes, of course I passed it. So no worries there. The worry is what the exam looks at, and this is something that helps clearly draw a line between health care and whatever it is these people are actually doing.

Part of this exam involves collecting irrelevant data. For example, they want a cholesterol assay. This has no bearing on use of the major medical insurance. Besides, cholesterol blood assays are pointless in the first place. Think about it. Let's say your cholesterol number is outside the normal range. This, in itself might mean nothing (what's normal for you?). But let's go with the idea that it does. What is a doctor going to do about it?

The standard protocol is to put you on a drug that causes a drop in cholesterol by damaging your liver. It does nothing about the underlying cause of the high cholesterol and does not improve your health. Imagine going to the doctor for a broken finger and they put out your left eye. Not exactly helpful, is it?

The normal reason for high cholesterol is it's the body's response to leaking blood vessels. The body can produce more of the "bad" cholesterol to try to plug the leaks, and it does exactly that when there's leakage. This repair isn't perfect, but it's what the body does. Unfortunately, this also causes the blood vessels to gum up where there isn't a leak. That's why the body also produces the "good" cholesterol that scavenges off that "bad" stuff before a hard plaque can form. But if you let the reason for the leak continue uncorrected, then this process results in arterial plaque because the ratio of bad to good stays high for a prolonged period.

Why do those blood vessels leak? In nearly all cases, it's because of poor food choices. Namely, those choices involve overdosing on grains and refined sugars. The refined sugars most commonly consumed in the USA are corn sugars and fruit juices--both of which are endocrine modifiers that completely overwhelm your body's metabolic system and cause considerable cellular damage.

So all the cholesterol assay does is confirm that you probably aren't eating right. Rather than damage your liver in response or even get the assay in the first place, simply make sensible food choices. Then you can bypass the pointless testing altogether, except when required by the morons who mandate medical insurance requirements while quite inexplicably calling their product "health" insurance.

If they offered health insurance, they would not mess with cholesterol assays and would definitely not pay for deliberate liver damage in lieu of sensible diet choices. Their focus would be on health.

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

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. The average person's misrepresentative in CONgress does 560% of the stealing.

8. Thought for the Day

Do you base your decisions on what you think other people will approve of, or do people respect you because of the decisions you thoughtfully make? In the first case, you're a joiner. In the second, you're a leader.

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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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