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Mindconnection eNL, 2015-01-04


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

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1. Good News

Item 1

Senator Dr. Elizabeth Warren is back on the war path. The criminals are attempting to roll back legislation that was enacted after the Goldman Sachs crime spree of 2008. The usual culprits, such as Harry Reid, are involved in the treason. Since the Demopublicans didn't step up to support the Honorable Dr. Warren (one of the very few in Congress who actually is honorable), she reached out to the Republocrats. They aren't standing behind their previous gum-flapping and joining her. However, she isn't deterred.

Item 2

As reported in IEEE Spectrum (2014-10 issue) new type of microscope, using microwaves, lets physicians actually see into the lungs. This is a huge leap forward in medical diagnostics.

Item 3

In its 2014-10 issue, IEEE Spectrum also reported on a new technique that creates a "custom cardiology" virtual model of a particular person's heart. The model is very sophisticated and extremely accurate. This opens all kinds of new frontiers not only in medicine, but also in the arcane and unpopular field called health care. Maybe if people could see their heart models, they would be much more motivated to make smart lifestyle choices.

2. Product Highlight

Now there's an easy way to monitor your power usage so you can reduced wasted energy. Simply plug the Kill A Watt CO2 Wireless sensor into a wall outlet and plug in any appliance.

Take control! This powerful tool is not just for electrical engineers. Love your gadgets but hate your electric bill? Living off the grid? Traveling in your RV? Want to get the whole family involved in saving or just trying to get through the latest storm on a generator? This is the perfect tool for all of those purposes.

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  • Helps you identify the power hungry loads in your home or office.
  • Gives you data from which to make smart decisions on appliance replacement or repair.
  • Provides your "real time" costs.
  • Provides the forecast of your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly energy usage.
  • Setting up sensitive equipment? Now you can see the critical information you need to know, effortlessly.


  • Monitors power consumption remotely within a 300ft wireless range.
  • Can use up to 8 sensors.
  • Tells you key factors such as Volts, Amps, Watts, Power Factor, and more.
  • Calculates carbon emissions and costs by the day, week, month, and year.


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  • Item Weight: 2 pounds.
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 3 x 9.2 inches.
  • Item model number: P4250.
  • Warranty: 6 months.
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3. Brainpower tip

Have you noticed movie anomalies? These are strange things that don't reflect reality.

For example:

  1. Even if the story is about a famous author, the actor can't type. In the movies, everyone using a typewriter or keyboard finger pecks. In real life, writers and programmers are nearly all touch typists. Why can’t these idiot actors at least take Beavis Macon Teaches Typing?

  2.  People engage in deep dialogue while one of them is driving a car. Not only that, the driver turns his/her head completely sideways for extended periods. No eyes on the road for 30 seconds or longer. And the danger is not just a matter of not seeing what's coming. The natural tendency is for the hands to follow the eyes, so the car would stop going straight.

  3. Real people pay high electric bills, so they do "crazy" things like close the refrigerator door. In the movies, actors leave the door open for long periods that would drive any normal wage earner batty with bill-angst. They also leave the water running. How many scenes have you endured while the actors leave the shower running just for the noise or they brush their teeth while the tap is at full blast the whole time?

  4. Characters walk their dogs in public parks, but don't carry a doggy doo bag.

  5. Many of the action heroes or tough guys are really short. In real life, men of small stature tend to be dismissed or seen as weak.  It's the tall guys who intimidate folks, not the pipsqueaks. CEOs, for example, are nearly always at least 6 feet tall and there's a psychological reason for that. This stature, uh, shortcoming, isn't as ubiquitous as the other issues but it's still more common than common sense would permit. I have nothing against short people, I'm just saying it it's poor casting when so many shorties are in these roles.

  6. Nearly always, the computer is a Mac. This was true even back when Mac had a mere 5% of the computer market. In real life, the computer is nearly always a PC. Until Dell fell a few years ago, if you saw a laptop at an airport, you were nearly guaranteed to see a Dell logo on its lid. But in a movie, the lid bore an apple on it.

  7. The characters don't have the slightest grasp of commonly understood topics. You have to listen to one character explain what, for example, a hard drive is while the other characters complain about technical jargon. This comes about because the elites in Hollywood tend to be ignorant and assume the rest of us are also ignorant. Maybe if they'd get out more, they would stop assuming their audiences are as clueless about reality as they are.

That's a quick list. There are no doubt many more of these anomalies. I wonder why screen writers and directors allow this sort of sloppiness? It really detracts from the experience of the movie watcher, because these anomalies jump out and grab your attention. The story should grab your attention, instead.

Yes, movies that are fiction do present fictional things. But it should be the story that is fiction, not the representation of everyday things. The anomalies above make as much sense as dressing all of the male actors in miniskirts.

While it may detract from your enjoyment of today's sloppily-produced movies, try tracking the less obvious anomalies while watching. This is a great brain exercise.

Here's an example. All the time, you see people eating pizza. But what if they are doing that in a movie, and the actors look totally ripped and buff? They didn't get that way eating pizza. Related to this example, you never see this ripped, muscular actor lift weights. You might see him out for a jog, but people don't get ripped and muscular from jogging (it actually has the opposite effect).

4. Finance tip

Tip 1: See this issue's product news. Huge money saver!

Tip 2: Here's an informative video about the illegal scam known as Obummercare. It accurately portrays the reality of this abomination: 

5. Security tip

In our previous issue, the tip was about getting our misrepresentatives in CONgress to abolish the terrorist group known as the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths. That is paramount for our nation's long-term viability, and it's paramount for the security of randomly targeted individuals.

In true non-sequitor fashion, some readers of my writing about abolishing this terrorist group claim I am somehow a tax protester. I doubt any readers of this enewsletter are that logically impaired, as from the e-mails you send me I gather you're a pretty smart bunch. I also think all of you readers are smart enough to know that, despite the fact the 1040 system is illegitimate, costly, and destructive, you can't opt out of that system.

So I'm not going to waste your time explaining why you must file your 1040 and pay any taxes due. You already know that. Nor will I go into the false savings aspect of tax cheating, which, yeah, you can probably get away with if you're really careful about it but why take the risk?

If your name is Chuck Rangel or Tim Geithner, you can engage in all sorts of tax cheating and outright tax evasion with no fear of reprisal. That's because in our "no rule of law" system, the rules don't apply to some people. They probably apply to you, though.

Now, here's a rule you might not be familiar with: Don't even associate with people who play games with the 1040 system. Why is that? Because the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths has a long history of using "guilt by association" to destroy people who did nothing wrong. So, sadly, you do not have the right of free association. Some of our readers live in countries that have an actual government, and they may have such a right. But people under the jurisdiction of the Institute definitely do not.

The longer-term solution is, of course, to abolish the Institute. For the near-term, be careful about whom you associate with. If you associate with a tax protestor, the Institute will very likely label you as one also. You may not mind that, but it does pose a security risk because the Reprobates are not constrained by the law or any moral scruples.

Am I saying to live in fear? You betcha. Until we've made this country safe from the Institute and the degenerates who "work" there, living in fear is the only way. After all, the mission of the Institute is to subjugate the population through terrorism and abuse. Be afraid. Be very afraid. And let that fear motivate you to help end the threat. Bug your misrepresentative to fix this problem.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

It happens every year. Shortly after Christmas, many people make a New Year's resolution to "lose weight." Several readers have asked me for an easy way to do this.

Here's your answer. Find a doctor who will amputate all of your limbs. You'll quickly lose a great deal of weight.

Now, if what you actually meant was, "What food choices and exercise choices should I make to correct my overly fat body composition" then I have an entirely different answer.

First, do you notice the difference in the mindset?

One reason for this annual resolution is the average American gains 10 lbs of body fat throughout the year-end holiday season. Taking that back off in a safe manner requires several months of good  behavior. Making any real progress beyond just getting back to where you started is an insurmountable problem for most folks. They usually just keep getting fatter as they get older.

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

Personally, I make a point of not altering my food plan over the holidays. Consequently, there is zero change in my body fat to lean mass ratio. I find this a little disappointing because, even at my age, I want to build additional muscle so I should get simultaneously heavier and leaner. But alas, I am probably 25 years past my peak potential.

You need to work on this issue all year. You won't be happy with your New Year's Resolution because you will go through a great deal of self-denial (folks typically starve themselves down, thus losing both lean mass and fat but mostly lean mass) and misery only to give up.

It is much better to develop a food plan that consists exclusively of tasty, nutrient-dense foods and excludes foods that are calorie-dense/nutrient-sparse or even outright toxic. You aren't "giving up" something, so much as you are simply choosing something else and it's a smarter choice for which you will ultimately be happier.

For food, focus on vegetables and fruits. Eliminate garbage such as meat, wheat, corn, and soy. You will get plenty of protein from kale (very high in protein; gorillas can live off kale alone) and eggs (I eat about 60 of these each week) plus, if you're a hard training athlete, a protein supplement. An ordinary person who isn't hard-training won't need the supplemental protein.

Do include uncontaminated grains, such as whole grain rice and whole oats. For flours, replace wheat flour with oat flour. Other flours such as garbanzo bean flour are also useful, but due to their low gluten content they are more difficult to bake with than is oat flour.

For exercise, don't think that watching television while walking on a treadmill accomplishes much. It doesn't. There's a whole lot to be said about exercise, such as the fact that the typical gym rat "workout" is unproductive and all wrong. Here are some tips on how to do it right:

  • Center your program on the large compound movements.
  • Focus on hard muscle contractions.
  • Keeping the muscle under tension is what matters, not how many reps you can mindlessly crank out.
  • Lee Haney says, "You want to stimulate, not annihilate, your muscles." This means endless high-rep sets don't help you. If your workout takes more than 30 minutes, you're probably overtraining.
  • Lee Haney says, "You have to do your squats." This doesn't mean the leg press or any other machine. There is science behind this.
  • The whole-body circuit workout is possible only by sacrificing intensity. Train a different muscle group in each session.
  • Plan those sessions. Come up with at least three for upper body (e.g., back/biceps, chest/triceps, shoulders). Know what you're going to do for each one.
  • Train more than three days a week. The most successful weight trainers train six days each week. But keep in mind that some of those sessions are only 15 minutes.

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

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday. And you thought only CONgress could mindlessly waste money. How many royalty payments have you made to these folks for the privilege of singing "their" song on someone's birthday? Talk about an unenforceable copyright!

8. Thought for the Day

Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs. Buckle up, and ensure your passengers do too.


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