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Mindconnection eNL, 2013-04-07


In this issue:
Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Thought 4 the Day

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1. Good News

Manufacturing is still growing in the USA, and I am not talking about the fluff thrown into the official statistics. I'm talking about real manufacturing. It's not growing just a little, either. This trade publication article gives a nice overview of the manufacturing growth trend. This really is good news.

The situation is tenuous, due to several factors. One factor is the shortage of skilled workers for the production and maintenance jobs. The USA ranks very low on literacy and numeracy, due to an aggressive and systematic program of dis-educating the youth for many years now. The basic skills just are not there, unless the kids learned them outside the school system.

There are endangering financial factors, such as the massive counterfeiting done by the non-Federal non-Reserve. This illegal institution counterfeited $47 trillion from 2007 to 2011, and gave that money to the big banksters. The big banskters, of course, don't, as a rule, provide capital to struggling manufacturing concerns and that also is a problem.

The other endangering factors all emanate from what poses as a federal "government," including the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths with its 70,000 or so pages of crap to comply with. And, of course, the Patient Predation and Unaffordable Care Act has made it more expensive to have the workers you need.

Despite all these factors working against it, manufacturing is on the rise in the USA. Imagine how healthy this sector would be with an adequately educated populace, a lawful government, and a lawful banking system. We can help make more good news happen in manufacturing by refusing to give our votes to the criminals. Rather than choose between the Crips and the Bloods at "election" time, vote in the affirmative for lawful government.

More good news:

The world's largest telescope array is now complete. Considering the size of the one in South Africa, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) the fact this is larger is saying a lot. In fact, it's more powerful than that one and all the other radio telescopes in the world combined. No wonder astrophysicists are so thrilled at what they'll be able to do with it.

And more good news:

You may recall a crime foisted via the federal govt whereby Big Agra could force consumers to buy gasoline degraded by ethanol. This contaminant wastes fuel, uses up scarce cropland, and damages automobiles. I can't think of an upside to contaminating fuel with it, other than for the criminals who get enriched at a huge cost to everyone else.

The internal combustion engine keeps getting more efficient, and "demand" for ethanol-contaminated fuel has dropped from 9.7 million barrels of contaminant per day in 2007 to 8.7 million barrels of contaminant per day last year. Consequently, 10% of the ethanol contaminant production facilities in the USA have stopped producing. That's good news. It would be even better news if this scam were simply ended, but that would require CONgress to behave ethically so don't hold your breath for that to happen.

Unfortunately, the reason for the drop in automobile fuel usage is the huge "gain" in the homeless, jobless, and financially desperate since Obama's attacks on the economy began in 2008. Yes, I realize he took office in 2009; but in 2008 the Obamanites took Bush's $400 billion deficit budget and added $800 billion of new stealing to it. And that, my friends, is how Obama "inherited" a $1.2 trillion deficit from GW Bush. The good news there is Obama probably won't still be POTUS in 2050 so there is hope for the country yet.

There is also a slim possibility he won't run for a third term; it's slim because ignoring the law is his standard operating procedure. But just maybe....

And super good news:

The Patient Predation and Unaffordable Care Act, which has already doubled medical insurance rates for many Americans and caused thousands more to lose their full-time jobs, may be cancelled in its entirety. Yes, there is hope.

This illegal Act (the federal "government" is expressly prohibited from this kind of activity, by law), which was illegally passed (it originated in the Senate, and all laws must originate in the House) came at a very bad time. It hugely deepens the Depression.

Increasing overhead does not lower costs. But according to Obama logic, a rocket with a 200 ton payload uses less fuel than one with a 2 ton payload. The huge economic drag of the UCA is yet another reason to acknowledge the illegality (and immorality) of the UCA and repeal it.

Maybe that would set the stage for repealing Obama himself. Talk about good news!

2. Product Highlight

The LUX translator is a major leap forward in this device category.
  • Simple to use.
  • Real human voice.
  • Speech translation.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Browser.
  • Skype.
  • 300,000 useful apps.
  • Android OS.

When it can access the cloud (via Wi-Fi), you can speak English into it and it will speak back the translation in natural human voice; that makes translation over the telephone possible. When it can't access the cloud, you can get the same results by typing in a short sentence.

Because of this wow-factor feature, the LUX is available only in certain languages (paired with English). These are Czech, Russian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. You can these languages separately or in a six or eight language version.

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That said, the LUX also comes with a translation dictionary (words and phrases) for 183 different languages. So really, you could take it just about anywhere and be understood (not in the US CONgress, of course, but in most other places).

We have it on sale now, with free shipping anywhere in the 48 contiguous states. We can also ship it for free in much of Canada.

You can also use the LUX to videophone via Skype. You can use its browser to access your gmail or yahoo e-mail accounts, and do anything else you'd normally do online.

The idea is you can take this one device with you and not have to bother with a tablet or laptop while traveling. You can also use it when not traveling, of course. With over 300,000 apps, it gives you plenty of options to do the things you need to do--whenever and wherever you want.

3. Brainpower tip

I've been doing official and unofficial tech support on personal computers for a little more than 25 years now. Many of the products Mindconnection sells get me into the role of providing free tech support to customers even though the problem isn't with the product.

Something that comes up again and again is file organization. This is something that secretaries had down pat before personal computers existed. The principles behind good file organization are also the principles every military supply officer has down pat.

Unfortunately, many people think Windows should organize their files for them.

The reality is how you organize your files is not a function of Windows.

It is a basic organizational scheme that people used LONG before there was ever a desktop computer. It's a Secretarial 101 thing. Taking a "computer class" won't help you with this functional area, unless the instructor is actually going to teach secretarial skills rather than computer skills. It would not hurt you to take the class, but the issue is not a Windows task issue.

Creating a folder in any version of Windows is a matter of a mouse-click or two, then typing in the name of the folder. That's why I said you can Bing "create subfolder in Windows" and have your answer if you can't figure out how to do this from the menu dropdown or right mouse click.

But what if you have a problem in general with organization?

That is the issue, here. Windows is not in your way. The problem has nothing to do with Windows. It has everything to do with understanding hierarchy and taxonomy--that is, you need to understand the relative importance of one thing to another and where they fit on the pecking order.

What might help you visualize this is geography. We file documents the same way we divide geography.

You live on a continent (those who do not live on a continent are, I guess, incontinent). This is a major folder, and there should not be many at this level.

Each major folder has its subfolders, and each of those has subfolders. They are in decreasing order of "size," as you drill down:

  • Countries.
  • Regions.
  • States.
  • Counties.
  • Cities.
  • Zip codes.
  • Neighborhoods.
  • Houses.
  • Rooms.
  • Drawers.

Inside a drawer, you have your individual socks. Each sock is a file. It's in a drawer that's in a room that's in a house that's in a.....

When you create a folder called family correspondence and put it at the root of your data folder, that's like saying a house is the next level down from a continent. Not even Bill Gates' house fits there.

Don't make filing a much bigger, more intimidating non-issue than it is. When you can't quite decide how "big" something is taxonomically, think of that geography model. Where does this fit into the overall scheme of things?

A folder called FamilyCorrespondence really belongs somewhere below the "neighborhoods" level. With that name, it belongs under a folder called Family (and it would be at the same level as FamilyPhotos, FamilyObits, and FamilyLegalDocs). If you had named it CorrespondenceFamily, then it would go under a folder called Correspondence.

Using this principle can not only allow you to efficiently sort things out on your computer, but also in your mind. Your recall is faster and more accurate. When it comes to problem-solving, this principle allows you to focus your reasoning ability on the actual problem for a faster, more effective solution.


4. Finance tip

Google avoided paying about $2 billion of income taxes in 2011.

Think about that number. It's huge. It's not the amount they didn't pay taxes on, it's the amount of tax they didn't pay.

And how did they do this? By shifting $9.8 billion in revenues to a Bermuda shell company. That amount is about 80% of their pretax profits.

Today, Google is sitting on $48 billion in cash. Must be nice to have that much money just lying around. I'm not sure how this is relevant to your personal finances, but there's a lesson in there somewhere.

At the very least, it is yet another example of why we need to simply abolish the 1040 tax system. And it's worth noting that while IRS hit squad goons have time to shake down waitresses over their tip money, they don't seem bothered by Google's massive tax dodge or Chuck Rangel's blatant tax evasion.

5. Security tip

Why crime is hard to stop:

The last prominent person to go down after this class of criminals didn't survive an open air limo ride. Wanting to stop the financial criminals was one of the things that got him "terminated." Since she's not also wanting to end the Vietnam War, probably Ms. Warren is safe.

Perhaps the Injustice Department will be shamed enough to actually go after the criminals who are dangling plush jobs in front of its "regulators" but that's unlikely. If the Injustice Department barred its "regulators" from taking those plush private sector "Thanks for not prosecuting us" jobs within 20 years of "working" at the ID, then we might be talking about getting real justice for a change.

We might be talking about how these people rob you just as surely as a burglar does, but their way of doing it defeats any security measures that would stop a burglar. We need security measures that stop these criminals.

The revolving door thing is one of the mechanisms the elite criminals use to own what is supposed to be a federal government. End this, and you end their control and their ability to render normal security measures useless.

Neither the Demopublicans nor the Republicrats have stopped this malfeasance, despite having many decades to do so. That should be instructive to you the next time you're staring at a ballot. Spending your vote on D or R simply means you're using it to approve of crime. It's not rational.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Testosterone is important for men and for women. It is this hormone that tells your body to do such things as burn fat, make muscle, store calcium. Symptoms of low testosterone include low energy, low libido, increased body fat, and reduced muscle mass. If low for long enough, it results in osteoporosis.

We offer a testosterone test kit that can save you big bucks on accurately determine your level of testosterone and related important hormones.

However, these hormones are simply messengers. Think of them as construction supervisors telling the crews what to build. If the crews don't have building materials, they can't carry out the instructions.

Nitric oxide is a key molecule in the body's functions. It's perhaps the main building material those crews need.

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A diet high in the same foods I've mentioned in previous issues is high in nitric oxide.

Those foods include kale (which I eat every day), chinese cabbage (also called bok choy, and I eat this just about every day), and other members of the brassica family. Good news for our female readers: chocolate is also high in nitric acid.

My point here isn't that, gee, you need to get on a nitric acid kick. It's that, gee, no matter what health angle you're looking at you need to be on a diet high in green and low in grain. To underscore that, these same foods are also absurdly high in anti-carcinogens.

So, let's see:

  • Build muscle. Eat green, not grain.
  • Build immune system.  Eat green, not grain.
  • Be about as cancer-proof as possible.  Eat green, not grain.
  • Build strong bones.  Eat green, not grain (don't rely on dairy, either).
  • Lose fat.  Eat green, not grain.
  • Prevent the 19,573 most common diseases.  Eat green, not grain.
  • Look young longer. Much longer.  Eat green, not grain.
  • Feel good and have plenty of energy.  Eat green, not grain.
  • Eliminate unpleasant body odor.  Eat green, not grain.

Did I miss anything? Can you think of any compelling reason to flip this around to "eat grain, not green?" Which of those benefits do you want to give up the most? Flip this around, as the vast majority of people do, and you lose all of those benefits.

It's also worth noting that dental caries is an epidemic, now. What is it people are doing differently? They are sucking down grain-based beverages, including not just colas but "energy drinks," and similarly misnamed garbage. The grain is corn, and the beverages contain high fructose corn syrup which essentially puts acid-producing bacteria on steroids. So drinking that poison erodes your teeth and puts your body into a highly inflammatory, cancer-causing acidosis state.

If less than 80% of the items in your grocery shopping cart are from the produce aisle, you need to change what's in that cart. This, dear readers, is health care. Practice it, and you go a long way toward not needing medical care under the Unaffordable (medical) Care Act.

You might also consider that the number one cause of death in the USA today is "hospital errors" (about 780,000 deaths per year that can't be lied away as being attributable to something else). A hospital is a great place to stay out of, and you make that happen by what you keep out of your shopping cart.


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

Statues of people on a horse follow a code.
  • If the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
  • If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
  • If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  • If the horse is on its back with all four legs in the air, a taxpayer was riding it when CONgress shot it.
  • If there is no horse, a starving taxpayer ate it.

8. Thought for the Day

Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand?

There actually is a logical reason for this, but it's funny from our modern perspective. What's not funny is how our King and his lackey CONgress are plundering the country.


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