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Mindconnection eNL, 2013-11-17


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

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1. Good News

Three items:

1. Non-zombies have produced a resource that enables Americans to see the ravaging effects of the Unaffordable Care Act on medical insurance premiums, state by state: This is good news, because it's yet another arrow in the quiver of people interested in stopping the devastating crime spree that is based in Washington, DC (District of Corruption). Click one of the four demographic types, and see the colors change. The key is in the lower right.

2. While citizens of the USA slip ever deeper into debt slavery, the citizens of Hungary recently threw off their bankster chains: Thanks to Howard for sharing this good news. It brings hope.

3. Wayne Allen Root, a champion of liberty, wrote a fact-filled, hard-hitting article that begins:

"Forget impeachment; it’s time for criminal prosecution. Obamacare isn’t about incompetence, and it isn’t about political disagreement. It’s about a trillion-dollar fraud carried out by the President of the United States."

You can do a search online and find this. What's uplifting about it, to me, is the fact that influential thinking people are no longer carping about mere incompetence as if Obama hadn't intended all along to wreak massive damage upon the United States. His intent has been obvious since before he even took office, but he's gotten an extremely generous "benefit of the doubt."

The "Maybe he didn't mean for the economy to nosedive when he massively drained more trillions out of it via aggressive spending" is like saying, "Maybe he didn't mean for the victim to pass out from blood loss when he repeatedly stabbed him in the femoral artery." It's good to see that this sort of stupidity is being dropped for more realistic evaluations of Obama's malevolence. Perhaps at long last something can be done to exert the protection of rule by law upon this former democratic republic.

2. Product Highlight

Microtek ArtixScan M2 flatbed scanner: Blazing Fast and Built to Last.

This scanner delivers outstanding technical performance to photographers and graphic designers who demand high quality. This Dual-Media reflective and multi-format film scanner integrates one-step ColoRescue technologies to restore faded film and photos to their original color.

LED source, instant-on. No waiting for lamp warmup.

It's a professional-level scanner, so it comes with that sort of price tag. But it's our best-selling flatbed. Because it's so popular, I thought it would be good to tell our readers about it.

The key features of the Microtek ArtixScan M2 flatbed scanner are:

  • E.D.I.T. architecture with separate scan beds for reflective and transparency scanning.
  • 4800-dpi optical resolution.
  • 48-bits per pixel (16-bits per channel).
  • Auto-focus technology for optimum sharpness and accuracy.
  • New film holders with tension technology for 35mm slides, 35mm film, 6-cm film, and 4x5” prints.
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.
  • 8.5 x 14" reflective scanning area.
  • 8.5 x 10" transparency scanning with E.D.I.T.
  • Software compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/78.
Removed 2014-06-02

3. Brainpower tip

Get your information from reputable, accurate sources. For example, here's an unbiased, accurate video about the Obamacare sign-up fiasco.

Contributed by Joe S.

4. Finance tip

The vast transfers of capital from the economy into the coffers of the criminals who have Obama, et al, on their payroll is why the number of people on food stamps has doubled. It's also why the employment picture is dismal.

Even though every second grader knows you can't add by subtracting, this misadministration and its state-run media keep asserting they can increase the economy by subtracting capital from this.

That's why they publish utterly false employment data. See this video:

No matter how many coupons you clip, you aren't going to stay ahead of this destructive theft juggernaut. It's the elephant in the living room. Some tips to help slay this beast:

  • Refuse to surrender your vote to the Demopublicans. This only serves to signal to them that you approve of the crime. There isn't a "lesser of two evils," as both wings of this party serve the same master. Either way, you lose. Instead, support a major second party such as the Libertarian Party (there really isn't another second party of any significance).
  • Write to your CONgressman and senators, asking why Bill Clinton could balance the budget but Obama's deficit last year alone was a staggering $6 trillion. Be sure to inform them that this really was $6 trillion according to the GAO, not the "mere" $1 trillion that Obama has repeatedly asserted.
  • If you do business with any of the big banksters, move your accounts somewhere else. Small local banks have great deals going, as do credit unions. The big banksters criminals received $49 trillion in counterfeited funds from the nonFederal nonReserve between 2008 and 2012--that criminal caper had a huge effect on everyone's financial condition due to its sheer magnitude.
  • Use less gasoline, so you are contributing less to Big Oil and its control of CONgress.
  • Help Obamazombies and other non-thinkers to restart their brains. Each awakened soul is another person who can help in this struggle.
  • If you have subscriptions to propagandistic newspapers or magazines that whitewash and spin this hugely important issue, cancel them. This will protect you from the brainwashing and will also mean you're not helping support the brainwashing of others.
  • Support small businesses (e.g., Mindconnection). We fuel economic growth.
  • Boycott businesses that abuse the taxpayer (e.g., Wal-Mart, which grossly underpays its employees who subsequently must rely upon federal subsidies just to survive), and give your patronage to businesses that pay a living wage.
  • At your own job, be thinking of how to do things better. That can mean figuring out how to produce higher quality work (more value) or how to work more efficiently by eliminating wasted steps (less cost). It can mean quite a few things, all of which can improve the employment picture where you work.

5. Security tip

Contributed by Howard:

Want to know who's spying on you online? There's an app for that.

Would you like to know who's watching which websites you visit? Well there's an app for that.

It's standard practice for advertisers to keeps tabs on the sites you frequent using tracking cookies. Tracking cookies are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer that log the websites you browse and, in some case, how you interact with these sites. Advertisers and other companies use these logs to build a profile of your interests, allowing advertisers to sell you products and services you're more likely to buy.

In an attempt to highlight just how many different firms are tracking our browsing habits online Mozilla has produced Lightbeam, an add-on that can be downloaded for the Firefox browser that captures who is watching you.

Every time you visit a site the tool logs every web address that is connecting to your machine, revealing how visiting a single website can result in your computer to connecting to many different web servers. Each of these servers may be controlled by different companies, and send and collect different information for example, serving up images and adverts on the site or placing tracking cookies on your computer.

Read more at:

And this:

The Lightbeam add-on to Firefox is quite informative. It will show you who is tracking you as you surf the web and the relationship of these trackers to sites you visit.

A short video with an introduction by Mozilla CEO Gary Novacs is here: It introduces you to what it is and how it works.

You can add the add-on to Firefox here:


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Jim wrote with some questions about the bench press.

Jim: I want to increase how much I can bench press. What's the best rep/set combo for this?

Mark: If you want to increase your bench press, don't do bench pressing. The reason? If you really want to work your pecs, do flyes. During his prime, Arnold rarely did bench presses for training. He was relentless with flyes, however.

You can increase your bench press by pronating your shoulders forward; this is what most men do. They cheat. This means, when training, very little real stimulation to the pecs and a huge risk of injury. You can tell when men train this way. Pull their shoulders back to where they belong, and most men can't bench 100 lbs. All that bench-pressing in bad form was a waste of time.

By doing flyes, you really do work your pecs. That's because you can't cheat by recruiting your front delts.

At age 51.
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Of course, you can increase your bench press by bench pressing. I just don't recommend going that route unless you are really disciplined about strict form.

Jim: How much can you bench?

Mark: Sorry, Jim, but that particular question is a Shibboleth. People who know how to train don't ask it. But here's your answer. I don't know. I have benched 240, and I weigh about 160. It does feel really heavy, but I don't think it's my limit because I have "more" that isn't yet tapped at this weight.

I've never tried for the max, as this exercise is just too dangerous for me to want to go there. I think it's best not to worry about your max bench or anyone else's.

Jim: I've seen your supplecity photos where your chest looks big. Your pecs really stand out in some of those shots. How big is your chest? 40 inches?

Mark: It measures 44 inches, while my waist measures 31 inches. But during his prime, Arnold had a 54 inch chest with a 30 inch waist.

Jim: I notice you're all ripply. But I just want cuts in my pecs. What should I do?

Mark: Watch any of the Stallone movies that have been made since Cliffhanger. Do you notice that Stallone has a very low level of body fat? That is how you get cuts. You either have low body fat (and thus the cuts) or you don't. You can't do "just enough" to get them in a particular location, such as your chest. Eat right (covered in other newsletters) and train hard. And no, you don't need to spend hours on the treadmill or engage in any other dreary, patience-testing exercise.

Jim: Any final tips on the bench press?

Mark: Yes. Don't focus on the bench press. It is not the end all, and it is not the measure of an athlete.

For a good, athletic look, you need to work your whole body (just not in the same workout). If you want to focus on something, focus on your posture. Stand erect with shoulders back, gut sucked in (and slightly up), and chin up; this is the classic military pose. It makes you look much larger than you look if you adopt the normal slouched posture. You are also more powerful in this posture than when slouched.

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

Astronauts can't belch. That's because there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

8. Thought for the Day

As noted previously, Will Rogers was brilliant. Here's another of his gems:

"The trouble with political jokes is that very often they get elected."

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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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