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Mindconnection eNL, 2012-10-07


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 evidence that the stupidity epidemic is retracting.

Among the signs are such things as the decline in people subjecting themselves to television and newspapers. One of the most telling signs is the flood of revelatory documentaries in recent years. These show that the state-run propaganda machine is increasingly losing its grip on people's minds.

One of the most powerful documentaries to strike at the heart of the empire is The World According to Monsanto. This provides some insight into what is arguably the world's most evil corporation. It's a very thin argument to say it's not. Those familiar with the crimes conducted by Goldman Sachs might be surprised to learn that bunch of reprobates has been outdone by Monsanto. Yes, Monsanto is really that bad. The good news is the opposition to Monsanto is growing. You can help. Don't buy Roundup. Write to stores that sell it and explain why doing so is socially irresponsible (look that up, if you need to). And don't forget, Monsanto is the same company that polluted the entire world with PCBs even though they knew back in 1937 these posed serious health risks. Now even penguins have PCBs in their blood.

It's also heartening to see the protests against the World Tslave (trade) Organization, the International Misery (money) Fund, and other supranational crime organizations that use various extortionary tactics to erase national sovereignty to further the aim of stealing and plundering. It was not all that long ago when such illicit groups did their dirt unopposed by the masses. That is changing. Good news!

2. Product Highlight

Mindconnection offers a wide variety of flatbed scanners. Some of them are great for home use. Some are obviously way out of that price range, and are meant for the business-level scanning needs. The ArtixScan 3200XL is one of the latter.

Now, when I say these are way out of the home price range that doesn't mean they are overpriced. Actually, the Microtek brand that we sell costs less than comparable units sold by competitors.

The ArtixScan 3200 XL is a A3-size prepress scanner. It has 3200 dpi optical resolution CCD, a tri-wavelength full color LED, absolute level scanning bed, anti-dust designed body, plus professional image design software.

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3. Brainpower tip

Do you ever feel under pressure because you're dealing with a problem you just can't seem to solve? It may well be that sense of pressure is what's keeping you from solving the problem.

Similarly, the pressure of trying to remember something can block recall. Have you ever not been able to remember something during a phone conversation, and then it comes to you as soon as you hang up?

Here's one way around that emotional mental block thing. Write down a brief description of the problem, then go do something else. Or, in a phone call, talk about something else.

The act of writing allows you to get this issue off of your mental scratchpad, while simultaneously stating the issue so your subconscious can more easily work on it.


4. Finance tip

If you want to pass up the joys of using ethanol in your gas tank (those will be covered in a moment), you can find ethanol-free gasoline here:

Just change the state letters to your own.

Here are some reasons to buy ethanol-contaminated, er, I mean ethanol-enhanced gasoline:

  1. It raises food prices. This helps reduce the pain you feel from inflation and (other) high taxes, similar to smacking your foot with a hammer if you accidentally smashed your thumb.
  2. It helps get rid of those pesky rain forests.
  3. The runoff from the corn fields helps streams erupt with algal blooms. The massive killoff of fish and other life is an, er, benefit.
  4. This product helps support ConAgra and Monsanto. Monsanto will need the money, once enough people make enough noise to get bee-destroying RoundUp off the market. ConAgra is helping many people experience the joys of adult onset diabetes, osteoporosis, and early arthritis so they also deserve your support.
  5. Growing all that corn helps deplete aquifers more than three times faster than if this insanity were stopped.
  6. If you have been resistant to buying a new car every five years, just be sure to use ethanol. It destroys your fuel system and causes excess heat in your cylinder heads. As a bonus, it lowers your gas mileage. You'll be so disgusted with repair bills, lousy performance, and poor gas mileage that you'll just want to replace the car. Think of the joys of managing another $400 a month in unnecessary payments--it builds character!

5. Security tip

You've probably heard about the "two second following distance." Just as a refresher, this means that under ideal conditions (e.g., dry pavement), allow enough distance between your car and the one in front that it takes you two seconds to pass a sign or other object once that car does.

But what if you're both stopped? Then does the distance matter? Yes, and here's one reason why. Suppose someone pulls right up to your rear bumper but you're only a foot away from the car in front of you. And the two are working together (this is a common carjacking technique). You can't drive away to safety. You might shoot or fight your way out, but why are you in that position to begin with?

Always leave yourself an out. And not just when driving a car.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Medical care and health care are different concepts in both theory and practice. There are many reasons for this. And there are many reasons that MDs typically avoid delving into health care. One reason in particular is worth contemplating. And worth doing something about, at least where your personal needs are concerned.

Suppose you have a cartilage or ligament injury. To heal, that structure needs nutrients. But it has a poor blood supply. Your doctor could tell you to take L-Arginine, which is a vasodilator. But your doctor probably won't even mention it. Hold that thought.

Here are some other things your doctor could tell you, to promote healing:

  • Do compression and resistance exercises involving the affected area, being careful to stay below the threshold for adding damage.
  • Don't drink coffee during this time, and don't drink sodas ever.
  • Don't consume dairy products during this time.
  • Drink at least a gallon of water daily, during this time.
  • Eliminate all wheat and corn products from your diet, during this time.

Age 50.

The first bulleted item requires a high degree of familiarity with physical training. That is relatively rare. So, this recommendation does not get made. If a doctor told a typical patient to do this, healing would take a huge step backward due to additional injury.

Now, what about that L-Arginine? Consider these issues:

  • Because it's a vasodilator, you don't take it with decongestants. Nor do you take it if you have bruises less than 48 hrs old. It's contraindicated for several medications, too.
  • How much is enough? That depends on a variety of circumstances, and patient compliance with recommended dosages is normally poor.
  • When do you take it? Taking it before bed, for example, isn't recommended.
  • L-Arginine's effects are greatly ramped up when combined with exercise done in a certain way. But you need to know how that's done and most people aren't going to "get it" if merely told by a physician.

All of the other bulleted items that the doctor could have said are health care. But health care practices conflict with how the typical individual lives. The change is too radical to be accepted, and thus will never happen. So health care is typically not worth the effort, resistance, and noncompliance the physician faces. The medical system has resigned itself to treating symptoms rather than people.

If people wanted to be healthy, they would practice health care. But what they want is a pill or procedure. The very word "patient," if you look up its etymology, describes a passive person. The general attitude is the doctor does the work, and the patient gets better. This contrasts with reality.

Recall all the hooplah about the Patient Predation and Unaffordable Care Act rammed through the CONgress. This illegal mis-legislation kept getting talked about as if it had something to do with health. But it did not. There was nothing in that bill, for example, ending grain subsidies. Yet the grain-based diet hugely raises the risk factors for a long list of diseases. Add in the cultural bias against health that underlies certain other choices people make, and huge demand on the medical system is the only possible outcome. The government can't make you healthy. That's your job. Most people do not get a passing grade for competence in that job.

Think of how today's grocery stores are laid out. Aisle after aisle of toxic crap. There's the chip aisle, the soda aisle, the frozen dinners aisle, the mix in a box aisle, and so forth. Some stores have a tiny section for "health food" and supplements, and you typically find less than 10% of the store is occupied by the produce section. Think about how this bassackwards layout is a mirror of the disease fetish that's embedded in our culture.

If Americans (not sure about those in other countries) didn't have such a disease fetish, then the supermarket would have a tiny section of "disease food." There, the folks whose life ambition it is to develop adult onset diabetes, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, osteoporosis, premature aging, and all the other diseases now so highly prized in our "culture" could go to that tiny section and buy the materials to make themselves sick. But the bulk of the store, maybe 95%, would be devoted to people who make sane food choices and actually don't want to be sick.

Instead of inflicting us with the Patient Predation and Unaffordable Care Act, any effort toward improved health care would do something to help the food co-ops, community gardens, and other efforts to healthy, sustainable food sourcing. Not even a hint of such sanity in that bill. It wasn't about health, it was about stealing.

Is there really a disease fetish in our culture? Take a poll of people you know. Ask them to estimate how much of their diet comes from fruits, vegetables, and beans. The responses will be interesting. And you can correlate those directly to the health condition of the people you ask. That's why for me, the number is 80% rather than the typical 5%.

While medical care is nearly all the job of the physician, health care is mostly the job of the patient. This should be a collaborative situation, not an either/or choice. The effects of quality medical care are greatly enhanced when the patient is health-oriented.

Health is a life-time choice, not one you make just when illness or pain forces you to make better choices. The bad choices have a cumulative effect over time. The best advice is don't ever make them. Then there's no accumulation of bad choices. You still have an accumulation of things outside your control, such as all the poisons dumped into the environment by Con Agra, Tyson, and other large corporations that externalize their costs. Deliberately adding to this is foolish, at best.

Medical care without health care can rarely address underlying causes of illness. Those causes are nearly always something that happens over time. You can be sedentary for a day, and your health isn't affected. But do this year after year, and it will show. With diet, it's similar but you really don't want to take a day to poison yourself. Eliminate poison. If you poison yourself, there's no upside (being sedentary for a day might be restful).

What about your mental/emotional diet? Same principle: make good choices. You can choose to get angry at someone for a perceived offense, thus flooding your body with stress hormones. Or, you can decide that you will either ignore that slight or resolve it with that person. Stewing over it or getting into a raging anger can produce only negative consequences.

You must take charge of your own health. Nobody else will. Make good choices every day, and you'll be a happier, healthier person. Maybe you'll be a source of motivation for someone else to do the same.


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's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins. There is plenty of rubble in the economy, thanks to the stealing done by CONgress.

8. Thought for the Day

The dumb crooks personally rob homes and businesses. The smart ones use their employees in CONgress to rob them.

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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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