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Mindconnection eNL, 2012-09-16


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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

Humankind steadily moved up the carbon concentration rungs of the fuel ladder from trees (recent photosynthesis) to charcoal (wood burned with little oxygen, making it capable of burning again at a much higher temperature, high enough to usher in the use of metals), to coal (trees that died millions of years ago), to oil (various life-forms, all of which are carbon based, that died over millions of years).

Carbon is an interesting element. Diamonds are carbon crystals. All life is carbon-based. Carbon stores the sun's energy in the myriad forms just discussed. We've just about tapped out all of the easily obtainable carbon energy storage, and for that reason alone need to find alternative energy sources. Another reason is we are acidifying the oceans and the consequences are devastating.

While many statists holler that we need some massive new tax scam (e.g., tax and trade) or we need the federal government to "invest" (code for squander) billions in alternative energy, the fact is plenty of people are investing in alternative energy now. Colorado's largest electrical utility set a new record recently: 57% of power came from wind. You don't think someone invested to make that happen?

There's huge excitement in this area. In fact, I have been covering the NEC requirements for wind and solar for some time now and have requests for more articles on these in 2013.

These developments are good news, of course. They mean ultimately energy that's more reliable, cheaper, and sustainable.

These developments would happen faster without the massive drain on our economy caused by such things as having more aircraft carriers than all other nations combined. Or the $480 billion that Helicopter Ben  announced he would counterfeit next year. When the Federal Reserve "injects" money that it "created from thin air," this is a taking of wealth from everyone holding dollar-based assets. That is, it's a tax. What American pay for the 1040 income tax and the SS Flat Income tax are merely rounding errors compared to the taxes levied by the Federal Reserve. OK, so I got off the good news thing....

But wait. There's more good news!

Florida is on track to have one million concealed carry weapons permits. This means one million people who are trained and certified to protect themselves and others from violent predators, rather than the other way around as Nutcase Nancy and other violent predator protection advocates want. Nutcase Nancy believes that violent predators are some sort of endangered species and need protection from people who do not wish to be willing victims. Thus her nickname, "Nutcase."

Most of these Right To Carry (RTC) folks are middle-aged, which you can take as meaning they are mature individuals rather than young hotheads.

Florida is protecting its law-abiding citizens by issuing about 15,000 RTC each month. You might want to look up the "before" and "after" statistics on violent crime in Florida--talk about eye-popping. "Violent crime in Florida" has now, thanks to RTC, almost become an oxymoron

Now for a good news / bad news / good news item....

The good news is the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that as early as 2015 the Patient Predation and Unaffordable Care Act will cause a shortfall of 62,900 doctors from what's needed to meet the medical care needs of Americans. That means even longer queues to get ever more expensive medical care, with an even higher rate of mistakes.

But wait. How can that be GOOD news? Well, the bad news is this figure was published in the statist rag The New York Times. That means it's grossly understated and you can expect the shortage to be far more severe than this disinformation outlet admits to. No, I do not pollute my mind with the NYT; it does get quoted sometimes and I pick up the flotsam when I come across it. Sort of like examining scat on a wilderness trail....

The good news related to this is you have the ability to reduce your personal need for medical care, if you follow the health advice in this very eNewsletter. It's mostly basic stuff, but it works. The best thing you can do is eliminate highly processed foods from your diet--that will get you 70% there. The other 30% is what will truly make the difference. Check our back issues to see what's involved and how you can avoid being stuck without needed medical care. The solution is to not need it in the first place.

Tips to get you started

If you eat much grain or meat, your first task is to limit them to no more than 20% of your diet. Aim to have a minimum of 70% of your diet coming from fruits, vegetables, and legumes (the other 10% would be eggs, oils, etc.).

If a "food" is canned or boxed, it's probably too processed to be safe to eat. Shop in the produce area, and get fresh whole foods. If your schedule is especially tight, you can save some time with frozen vegetables (noting that you'll have to heat them, while raw veggies are nearly always better). But really, it does not take much time to make a single large batch and divide it into several meals that you stick in your refrigerator. I make several meals at the same time.

You need:

  • Glass bowls with lids (plastic lids are OK).
  • Crock pot (for beans, stews, and soups).
  • Cutting board.
  • Several nice kitchen knives.
  • Salad cruet for mixing vinegar and oil.

Note: If you buy condiments such as mustard (great for flavoring sweet potatoes or salad dressing), read the label and do not buy anything with sugar in it.

2. Product Highlight

Mindconnection offers a wide variety of flatbed scanners.

One of those is the Microtek DI 2020. The Microtek ArtixScanDI 2020 is a fast and reliable high performance scanner with true 600-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color depth.

This scanner offers efficient high speed (up to 20 ppm) document imaging plus great image quality. It comes with 100-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). If you need to digitize large quantities of paper files, this is the scanner for that job.

We have it on sale now.

This scanner can help any office with digitizing its large archive of paper records, or just converting incoming paper to digital form in short order. Real estate offices, legal firms, dentist offices, doctors offices, insurance agents, small shops, and schools all deal with excessive paper and could use some relief. The 2020 can provide that.

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3. Brainpower tip

The vast majority of people believe the fairy tales that the mudstream media spew forth. That doesn't necessarily make them morons. It does necessarily make them disinformed.

And why are they disinformed? They exposed themselves to sources of disinformation. This is a voluntary behavior that people can choose not to do.

Mark Twain said he'd rather be uninformed than disinformed, so he refused to read newspapers. Without that crap filling his mind, he had space for actual information.

Most Americans regularly take in the mental sewage spewed forth by the mudstream media. Far too many people drink from the "television toilet," which is a primary source of mental sewage.

If you fill a coffee cup with toilet water and then try to add coffee, you can't because the cup is already full. This is why, metaphorically speaking, most Americans cannot grasp reality. The space in their brains for that is already occupied with the sewage from the mudstream media.

It's important to reject sources of disinformation. Many people claim they can "filter" out the BS and then go about exposing their minds to every variety of mental sewage produced by the state-run media. Are these claims correct? Just listen to these people expound on national issues, and you quickly see their filters are ineffective. And why take in such stuff anyhow, when you can choose good sources instead? The whole exercise makes zero sense.

When you have a good first line of defense, a second one is usually not needed. The first line of defense against being disinformed is to avoid sources of disinformation. There's a good reason the criminals own the newspapers, television, and other mudstream media. And obviously, this is working very well for them.


4. Finance tip

The average American family earns about $25,000 a year. Hold that fact for a moment.

Woodrow Wilson was a traitor, scumbag, and criminal of the worst kind. The damage he did to this country is mind-boggling, but add in the damage he did to the whole world via his WWI "negotiations" that caused WWII. The only monument he should have is a toilet. He is the only POTUS worse than Obama, in terms of sheer damage (Obama is working on "correcting" that, because he's not satisfied with being #2).

Now, what about that $25,000 a year? Eliminate Wilson's $20,000,000 /yr "center" and you free the equivalent of 200,000 families slaving away all year just to be at the poverty line (the "excess" going to this inexcusable shrine to one of the worst criminals in history). How many families are in the average size American city? Not even 50,000! So four average cities in the USA condemn their entire population to slavery just to have a shrine to one of the worst criminals in the history of mankind!

Is that not insane?

Write to your CONgressional misrepresentative today about ending this deplorable misuse of your tax dollars. They may not care or understand, but we have to start somewhere. Let them know that this is simply wrong.

The more we chip away at this kind of stealing, the less financial burden we face as a nation. Granted, the Pentagon Acquisition Program burns through this much money every hour so this may seem like a drop in the bucket by comparison. But it's such a no-brainer to close down this inexcusable waste of taxpayer dollars that eliminating this shrine to the worst President of All Time should be fairly easy to accomplish.

5. Security tip

As the nation continues to spiral downward from Obama's economic devastation policies, increasing numbers of formerly law-abiding people are emulating their "elected" officials and engaging in crime. But unlike most members of CONgress, they:
  • Aren't becoming millionaires. They are merely surviving.
  • Run the risk of prosecution.
  • Don't receive funding and other resources from large corporations.
  • Prey on individuals, rather than the nation at large.

These differences mean that you can protect yourself from this type of criminal much more readily than you can against the predations of that criminal class known as "The U.S. CONgress."

One key to this is to understand the basic personal protection principles. For example:

  • Don't give out personal information to anyone who does not have a need to know it.
  • As much as possible, don't couple your real name with the address of where you live.
  • Don't trust uniforms; they can easily be faked.
  • Identify potential dangers, and work out a plan for neutralizing them.
  • Focus on what you are doing. Distracted people make easy prey. This is one reason why, rather than make you safer, carrying a cell phone can make you an easy target. Solution: Talk on the cell phone only from a safe place. Don't walk around doing it. If you want to carry something that makes you safe, a 9mm Glock can help. When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.

In past issues, I've covered these and other principles. Let's now look at a scam that depends on the victim's failure to practice several of them. See if you can identify which principles are being broken.

A delivery van pulls into your driveway (or, if you live in a high-rise, someone appearing to be dressed in a delivery service uniform appears at your door). This person hands you a clipboard and asks you to sign for the package. But the pen doesn't work, so he asks you if you don't mind getting one of yours. Or there's some other excuse, such as his cell phone's dead and he needs to call in the delivery, that allows him to get into your home even if only in the entryway.

While he's in there, he cases the place. Not to see what's worth stealing, but to identify where your locks are, what kind of locks you have, what kind of alarm system you have, if there's a dog, and so forth. He may ask, "So what do you do for a living?" Most people will reply by naming their employer, which is good info for burglars to have; it tells them when to expect you to be gone. If you do have a job, just smile and say, "I know you're trying to be friendly, but I'm your customer not your friend."

Now, I must note here that this "case your place" problem doesn't happen with the major carriers. What happens with them, and this was documented back in the 1990s, is many of them feel obliged to report "suspicious" homes. Then the cops show up, possibly with a warrant, and you have yet another intrusion to deal with. The solution here is you don't let delivery people into your home. There's no reason to do that.

That first scam, the one of casing your place, is now considered old school. Now the scam is to simply body slam the door as soon as you open it. If you have a door chain, take a look at the little screws that come with it. This will not stop a "house jacker" who is of even average size. So don't even open the door until you have some idea of who is there.

When you do open the door, stand to one side. Then if someone body slams it, you're out of harm's way and in a prime position to attack the attacker. You may think you have protection if you stand behind the door while opening it, but the door is actually a weapon that can be used against you. Use the wall next to the latch side for protection, not the door itself. Practice opening your own door until you see how to do it without being in the path of that hinged weapon and without being in the path of an inrushing attacker.

Many people keep a weapon by the door. This can be good or it can be suicide. If you're not trained to use it, don't keep it there. The solution is to train, then keep it there (a no weapon policy is a "make me a victim" policy). Practice with a baton that you cleverly disguise as part of an umbrella rack. If you keep a .38 in a pouch attached to plant pot,. practice removing and aiming it. Whatever protection tools you decide on, make sure you practice being able to use them exactly for the situation that justifies having them by the door in the first place.

If you end up bludgeoning, stabbing, or shooting an intruder you might feel remorse at having harmed another human being. That's understandable, but think of all the future victims you saved. A few years back, a neighbor used a baseball bat to stop an armed intruder. That criminal is now in prison, and guess what? In all that time, he hasn't broken into another home.

Some non-thinkers will say, "It's only money. I'm not going to kill someone over it." Maybe so, but you are de facto an accessory to the crime and to the next string of crimes. Statistically, we know that criminals get more and more bold as their careers progress. First they don't value property rights, then they don't value human life. Stopping the one who attacks you stops a whole string of escalating criminal actions.

We can't take baseball bats to the criminals in CONgress (much as they deserve it), but we have power there as well. On every ballot, there are two "I approve of crime" boxes. Don't check them. If enough people start using their noggins at "election" time, we can put The Party out of business.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Recently, I reviewed The Vitamin D Cure book and it's on my recommended reading list.

A personal anecdote makes this subject a bit more intriguing. Using one of the Vitamin D test kits that Mindconnection sells (yes, we do "eat our own cooking" here), I learned that, while it was above the RDA limit, my Vitamin D level wasn't where it needed to be. This was about a year ago. So I started using a Vitamin D supplement.

Prior to this summer, I've never had a suntan. I would only burn or stay white (I used a bronzer for my photo shoots; it's not an actual tan). This summer was different. My skin actually did tan. I had thought this was impossible. Now of course I didn't conduct a double blind study. But it does seem that the Vitamin D is what made the difference. Note: This tanning is incidental to random exposure. I do not lie out in the sun.

This is interesting, but really kind of trivial. The real reasons for having an adequate Vitamin D level are much more significant. It's being called the Master Hormone, and a deficiency is implicated in a list of maladies that would take you a while to read.

And it's not just about prevention of some illness or another. Read the book or find info online. Whatever you do, get started NOW on increasing your Vitamin D. Thus far, only one person has "passed" the Vitamin D test prior to starting a D program. Nope, I wasn't the one. The person with that honor is a lady on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team.

Age 50.


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

There are more chickens than people in the world. This might be eggzactly why CONgress is so chickens-- about everything.

8. Thought for the Day

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

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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!).

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