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Mindconnection eNL, 2013-02-03


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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 driver in the direction of "economic recovery" is innovation by American inventors, engineers, scientists, and business people.

The driver in the opposite direction is the plundering by the politicians. For example, the $6 trillion (6 followed by 12 zeroes, or 6 million million) deficit the Obama (mis)administration inflicted upon us in 2012 alone (source: GAO).

What we have here is basically an economic war between white collar criminals and those who actually earn their paychecks. The earners toil away in both the private and government sector, so please don't misconstrue that previous statement. There are white collar criminals in both sectors, also.

A true economic recovery is possible only if we manage to restore lawful government at the federal level. That's a hugely challenging task, but it is not impossible. The good news is there are counterforces to the crime and its effects. And sometimes these go through considerable growth spurts.

The awake among us are aware that the economy is in a Depression due to the rampant stealing done by the criminals who own and operate what poses as a federal govt. Our nation's actual debt is about $200 trillion (200 followed by 12 zeroes), and, as noted earlier, increasing by $6 trillion a year. In a city of 3 million people, everyone would take on $2 million a year of debt to equal that.

The state-run media report on only the much smaller current debt (at least that portion that is on the highly irregular books). And that figure is misleading in the extreme.

But why is the pain of the current obligations debt is increasing by a staggering $6 trillion a year? The CONgress and the Judiciary have mostly abdicated their role in the checks and balances system, giving nearly absolute power to a handful of criminals who go to extremes to drain our economy of capital.

Yet, despite these "heroic efforts" to plunder the American people and destroy (what's left of) our economy there is good news.

Here's something, for example: Flying wing uses half the fuel of standard airplane wing. The research and development (R&D) came out of NASA, a government agency. You may recall that NASA has undergone some rather severe funding cuts, and I think that's because NASA does things that are useful and beneficial. Kind of like the Forest Service, which had its funding cut at the peak of the fire season last year. That's how funding decisions are made by the criminals in CONgress. No wonder they abjectly refuse to produce a budget.

Another good news item first made its appearance a few years back. That's the 3D printer. Development since its debut has moved it from novelty item to game changer. The current generation of 3D printers make prototyping very easy, thereby shortening product development cycles. Instead of taking 4 to 6 weeks, a prototype can be made in a few hours. Today's 3D printers also allow for manufacturing and production economics that change the dynamics of offshoring, and that's one reason manufacturing jobs have been coming back to the USA over the past couple of years. The next generation of these printers is likely to ramp that up by an order of magnitude.

Another good news item is CONgress has not yet defunded Amtrak. There's been huge pressure to do so, but if you understand the economics involved you see such defunding is totally insane.

What needs to be defunded? How about the vast military empire? The American people are saddled with more military spending than the other 95% of the world's population combined. The vast majority of this spending is illegal, and its sheer size is economically toxic to our nation. It's a main reason we are in this Depression and a reason we lack the funding for the sort of social safety net programs the Nordic countries have.

We can change this dynamic by paying close attention to which companies we send our consumer dollars and by refusing to surrender our vote to the same Demopublican politicians who brought this mess about--that's good news, too.

2. Product Highlight

Monitor and protect your child with this stuffed dog that contains a hidden DVR. Long battery life, ample memory, and it even talks.

Watch the video.

You can use the Bush Baby 2 Dog to protect your young ones. You can also use it in an office or other venue where people normally personalize their space with stuffed toys, photos, and mementos.

No matter where you use the Bush Baby 2 Dog, people just won't know it's watching them and recording what they are doing. And that's a great thing in today's dangerous world. If you don't trust the new babysitter or daycare center, the Bush Baby 2 Dog will allow you to stop long-term abuse from occurring.

The Bush Baby 2 Dog has a 30 hour battery and 16GB of internal memory.

Tan for boys, pink for girls.


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3. Brainpower tip

If you look carefully, you will see an amazingly ubiquitous propensity to focus on the symptoms and attributes while ignoring the core problem. Back in the days when I was doing plant engineering, I had to focus on the core problem so the symptoms would go away.

In our larger society, there's a mindless focus on issues so trivial that I would wonder why people even bother if not for the fact I understand a key limitation. Ask someone to explain the rule of law, and you will almost certainly get an incorrect answer if not a blank stare.

Rule of law basically means nobody is above the law. This situation protects individuals who are not in power from the caprice and malice of individuals who are in power.

The English demonstrated their commitment to this, in no uncertain terms, by beheading their law-breaking king (Charles, I think it was). Since then, they disposed of several monarchs whose misconduct exemplified an attitude of "I am not limited by the law."

Picture another kingdom, ruled by a malicious dictator. He orders citizens killed without any sort of trial or even arrest. They are just killed because he deems it so. He is so corrupt that he puts a known tax cheat in charge of the kingdom's treasury and makes sure that another tax cheat makes the tax rules for the peasants. To inflict fear among the peasants so they don't rise up, he provides aid to a terrorist organization that also ignores the law.

If that kingdom sounds to you like the USA, congratulations. You are awake. But what you may not have understood is this situation is lawlessness. Rather than rule of law that protects individuals who are not in power from the caprice and malice of individuals who are in power, we have rule with disregard to the law, and, in our particular case, with disregard to basic morality.

While people argue about which wing of The Party is "better" or some fiction like the fiscal cliff or whatever other distractions and delusions are peddled by the criminals, the core problem is the criminal misconduct. That is, we do not have rule of law. Any political agenda or activity not directed toward re-establishing rule of law is a complete waste of time, energy, brainpower, and other resources.

If we applied even 10% of the energy and effort dissipated on non-issues toward re-establishing lawful government, the world would be a far better place.

By solving for the core problem, you alleviate all of the symptoms that arise from it. There are other contributors to crime and social ills, of course. But they pale in comparison to the gangsta govt problem.

If you base your "political" discourse on the lack of rule of law, your mental powers will be laser-focused on what matters. Typically, a USA citizen is completely unaware of the core problem so every iota of brainpower is 100% wasted in the political sphere. People who understand the core problem can make full use of any brainpower they devote to analyzing our nation's ills.

You can apply this same concept in many other areas. Look at the core problem. It may help you to keep the widespread ignorance of the rule of law in mind as a great example of how focusing on non-issues lets the core continue to rot.


4. Finance tip

I spent $2.80 on gasoline, last month. And my tank is still close to full.

Granted, I have the advantage of working from home. But millions of Obamageddon victims who now don't have jobs spend more than that. And it's not from driving to interviews.

Most of us who grew up in suburbia took on an automobile mindset. Everything revolves around getting in the car and going somewhere. Yet in our large urban centers, many people are quite happy to forego the expense of owning or leasing an automobile. They might buy gasoline only when traveling out of state and renting a car.

Gasoline isn't the largest expense most people have. It's actually way down the list, behind such things as the cost of supporting federal "spending" (stealing on behalf of corporations and banksters), mortgage or rent, and food. But some people do so much driving that gasoline is a major expense; they need to reassess what's wrong and make some serious changes.

For folks between the two extremes, there is room for cost reduction. The single most effective way to achieve this is reduce how much you drive. Keep a log of trips you make, and then after a couple of weeks look at the patterns. What special trips did you make that a little planning could have eliminated?

If you have a long commute to work, organize a van pool or car pool. If your car gets, say, 30MPG but you drive it half as often that's like getting 60MPG.

5. Security tip

I have frequently discussed or referred to the fact that criminals and psychopaths control the levers of power in modern "government" and this has ramifications for your finances, personal safety, and general security.

Here's an interview with the John Perkins, author of one of the best works on this topic. That work is "Confessions of an Economic Hitman." It is a "must read" and if you have not read it please get it from your library or click the link to order it.

The video interview:

Big thanks to Don B. in TX, yet again for yet another most excellent contribution of valuable information.

What can you do about it? You can boycott corporations that do evil things (not hard to find out who they are). You can also promise yourself you'll never give up your vote to a Demopublican/Republocrat. Spread the word, and the power of numbers will eventually effect change. You can also write to the members of the boards of directors of the corporations you do buy from (look up their names on the corporate Website).

You vote with every purchase you make. Don't vote for criminals and psychopaths.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

A reader wrote that I seemed stressed out over the rampant crime being conducted by the psychopaths who own and operate what poses as the "federal government" of the USA. He wondered how this could possibly be healthy.

Well, of course, getting stressed out isn't healthy. Getting stressed out over something you can't control adds the additional stress of being frustrated.

I'm not stressed out over the rampant crime; I'm just aware of the rampant crime, its causes, and its consequences. Having that knowledge, and passing it along, is actually a stress-reducer. It brings hope that things can change.

Being a rat on a shock grid and not understanding where the pain comes from is very stressful. Being a rat on a shock grid and knowing that the big lever with the red handle will disconnect the power means you see a way to end your victim status.

Can Americans as a group end our "occupied nation" status?

Age 51.
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I think we are getting closer to the tipping point, when a critical mass of informed people will say "Enough!" And our subsequent choices will restore rule of law to the USA. Maybe that's wishful thinking on my part, but I guess it beats feeling hopeless that things will ever change.

Some stress reduction tips:

  • Get out there and vote. I don't, of course, mean vote in the fake "elections" but I do mean vote in the marketplace. This is where your vote actually matters. Don't buy from companies that engage in unethical behavior. And make a point of finding out who they are.
  • Exercise regularly, and exercise hard when you do. This has all kinds of health and stress reduction benefits, including getting that endorphin shot from your own system. Walking produces some small benefits. Climbing steep hills at a brisk pace produces much larger benefits. Doing a squat workout twice a month produces an order of magnitude greater benefits than that. Sitting in a chair operating a remote control doesn't help much at all, unless you are shutting off the President's State of the Union address or some other intellectually insulting drivel.
  • Eat good foods. I take immense pleasure in what I eat. It does not taste like high fructose corn syrup or like hydrogenated oil. The bounty of flavors available in the produce department of your grocery store is varied and huge. Change the flavor accent with good oils and spices, and you will find food stimulating your endorphins also.
  •  Don't sweat the petty stuff. The things that really get people's knickers in a knot tend to be of little or no consequence. It's amazing that people actually get mad when someone "cuts them off" in traffic--something that is almost never deliberately done--but don't bat an eye over the horrific crimes committed by members of the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths on a regular basis (it seems best to refer to associates of an organized crime gang as "members").
  • Allow for annoyances. It's just normal for delays and mistakes to happen. They don't happen just to ruin your day; they just happen. It's normal for people to be rude. They aren't rude just to annoy you; they are rude because they don't know any better. Getting all worked up over things that just happen doesn't help you.
  • Take action. If something bothers you, think about how you can do something about the problem. Passive aggressive responses are futile, so focus on responses designed to actually solve the underlying cause of the problem.
  • Make a point of complimenting others. Kids, pets, coworkers, neighbors, customers, and vendors--how often do you compliment someone in one of these groups? Even telling your dog, "I appreciate your loyalty. You are a GREAT dog." can help you relieve your stress. Don't say those exact words to your spouse (ha, ha), but express a similar sentiment and see how the stress level drops in your home.


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

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. Pennies are coated with zinc and copper. Figure that one out.

8. Thought for the Day

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson

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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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