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1. Good News
Update on this item from the previous issue:
Sometimes, people come to America and create jobs. Consider this example,
reported in the May 2015 Edition of Inc. Magazine. Ayah Bdeir founded "...littleBits,
a toymaker whose products inspire kids to engage in science and technology."
Such products are sorely needed in a country like ours, where scientific
illiteracy reigns and there's a severe shortage of kids going into science and
technology. So she's really helping America. And she hired 45 people.
That's the good news. The bad news is she lives in constant fear of
deportation. Apparently, the same government that won't deport a certain illegal
alien who has destroyed millions of American jobs can't figure out how to make
this woman feel welcome in America. I didn't find out if she wanted to become a
U.S. citizen (and thus subject to the IRS, so not a good idea) or was just
trying to help us on a Visa.
The May 2015 issue of Inc. Magazine ran a 1-page piece as the final article
in that issue. It includes a full length photo of Ms. Bdeir. She moved to the
USA from Lebanon to attend MIT. Instead of taking her education back out of the
USA as so many foreign students do, she obtained an artists Visa to give back to
the country that provided that education.
Not only did she found an American company, but she made the decision to have
it manufacture its products in the USA instead of in China.
Despite the fact her contributions are so positive and her attitude so
pro-American (in contrast to many business leaders who were born in the USA but
don't seem to care about the USA like many of the execs at Google, several of
which are using complex tax evasion schemes and getting away with it), she
thought not long ago the "government" (retards with government jobs) was going
to force her to relocate her company from NYC to some other country. Nice going
The good news is common sense prevailed in this case.
This story is more inspiration than "good news" but should make you smile:
Larry Klayman, the freedom fighter
and civil rights advocate who filed a deportation suit against Barry Soetoro,
recently filed a formal racketeering complaint (RICO) against Hillary Clinton.
It's really good news that there are highly capable people who are not afraid to
take on law-scoffing psychopaths like these two nutjobs.
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3. Brainpower tip
What's your mental diet like? If you avoid obvious toxins like those in this
short list below, that's good. But what are you feeding your mind to make it
powerful? Some suggested sources follow. Actually, I arranged these in a certain
pattern; can you guess what that is?|
Obvious toxins include:
- Television. Except for programs like the Discover Channel, it's
basically a brainwashing machine. Zero exposure is the best policy.
- Consumer magazines. Tripe, trash, and trivia.
- Internet news. News of any sort is inherently suspect in terms of
accuracy. And most news is bad news. Why subject yourself to the stress?
- Blog comments. The idiotic babble appended to good articles is seldom
worth reading and is often misleading. If moderators would do a competent
job, there could be value here. But they usually don't, so there usually
- Social commentary. Also known as "bull sessions," these are nearly
always disinformation sessions where opinions get spewed thoughtlessly onto
Suggested sources for brain food:
- Documentaries. These are excellent, and your public library should have
a nice collection on DVD. Contact them to see how you personally can help to
grow that collection.
- Trade magazines and professional journals. Subscribing to a few of these
is an excellent way to gain knowledge and exercise your mind.
- Internet articles. If the article has good citations, is written by an
expert, is in a "good neighborhood" (hosted on a trustworthy site, which is
not the same as a "trusted" site), or is in some other way authoritative,
it's probably good brain food. But corroborate with other sources.
- Blogs. Apply the same logic as to articles, and ignore the comments
(unless, by some miracle, people who can actually spell and do other
intelligent things post comments on that blog and retards don't).
- Discussions with experts or at least the well-informed. These are
enjoyable and informative.
- Books. This last one breaks the pattern. I can't think of a toxin that
is a counterpart. My advice is to ready, baby, read! Look for quality books,
and get them in multiple formats: e-audiobooks, hardbound, paperback, and
4. Finance tip
Next time you're shopping, look around to see who has a list and who does not.
It doesn't matter if you're shopping for groceries, household goods, tools,
gardening supplies, or clothing. The folks with the list are the smart shoppers.|
Why is this?
For one thing, it's a good financial practice to shop only for those things
you really want or need. That means you've thought about them. You've (probably)
planned for them.
Shopping without a list is a sure-fire way to pick up things you don't really
want or need. Check your closets, and see how many times you've done this. How
much money have you wasted?
The occasional off-list buy might be OK. For example, you're out shopping for one thing
and then spot something else on sale. It's something that you've thought about,
but it's not on your list. Yet it's on sale so now is probably a good time to
buy it. The same goes for consumables. You weren't thinking about picking up
another box of baking soda, but you're walking past the baking soda so what the
heck just put it in your cart (the danger there is you did this on the last few
trips and now have six boxes).
What you want to avoid is the impulse buy. This is an emotional response, not
a reasoned one. An item you haven't really thought about appeals to you, so you
grab it. Then it ends up sitting in your closet.
Personally, I enjoy things much better when I've anticipated the purchase. I
feel a longing has been satisfied. This is much better than buying on impulse
and then having "buyer's remorse." Planning your purchases helps you be happy
you made them.
The worst impulse buy
The worst sort of impulse buy is where the unprepared person sees a cute
puppy (or kitten) and just has to take it home. Many pet "owners" are simply
unsuitable for being the guardian of an animal like this.
The most common reason for murdering ("euthanizing") a perfectly healthy
animal the animal allegedly has behavior problems. But it's really not the animal who has the
deficiency. It's the human.
Do everyone a favor and do not buy a pet until you are prepared to handle the
responsibility. That means you've made a point of studying dog training (if a
dog) or cat training (if a cat).
It also means:
- You can prove your competence with other people's animals; they follow
your lead and they behave for you.
- You understand all aspects of pet care, including nutrition and
- When the pet makes a mess, you can take things in stride and clean it
up. No yelling, no drama. No doing something stupid like rubbing the dog's
nose in its poo.
- You are willing to set aside time in your schedule every day to interact
with your pet. And it's enough time that the pet feels she or he matters to
you. Interacting can mean many things, but they all must be positive.
Being adequately prepared means a long list of things, and it's about the
same list a capable parent of a human child would have. Note that there's not a
list for the child. It's all on the parent. Similarly, it's all on the human
guardian. Pets can be wonderful, but it's your responsibility to make that
happen. Not theirs.
Your being competent as a pet guardian is the key to both of you being happy
with each other. If you haven't taken the time to gain the competence and
haven't had any practice using it with other people's pets, you won't have a
happy home for a pet of your own.
If you were personally at risk for being killed because you failed to do a
good job of being a pet guardian, you wouldn't take on the job without being
prepared. Yet, this is exactly what many people do. And either they live with a
misbehaving pet (who is often destructive) or they have it "put down." That's
grossly unfair to the animal, and it involves wasted financial and emotional
5. Security tip
|Have you considered Incorporating your personal life?|
Incorporation isn't just for "business folks." A small business is a great
tax shelter, and it has other benefits as well. So many people have a small
business. One of the aspects of having a small business, unless you have a
risk fetish, is you incorporate it. The formation you choose (e.g., LLC,
Subchapter S) will depend on several factors, but the actual formation is
not critical in terms of protecting your personal assets from business
If you don't have a small business, it still makes sense to incorporate.
And even if you do have a small business corporation, it makes sense to add other
corporations to your holdings.
Here are some reasons why:
- Protect your identity. Have a "throwaway" corporation whose name you
can use rather than your own. Use it wherever possible. If there's a
security breach or identity theft, you suffer little harm because this
corporation has no assets. Like Obama, it's just an empty identity
and devoid of any real value.
- Protect your person. See the previous bullet point. Someone who
might stalk you would have a hard time tracking back from your
corporation (which uses an address other than the one you live at).
- Protect your personal assets. Have a corporation whose sole purpose
is to hold assets. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real property, savings
accounts, etc. Also anything you can title over to it. This way, if
you're personally sued there's that much less the plaintiff can take from you.
This strategy also protects your operating business, if you put its
assets in a holding corporation (you need a leasing arrangement between
the two, consult an attorney to get this set up right).
- Protect against rogue government. See the previous bullet point.
This alone is why incorporating is mandatory for all but the true
Now, there are downsides to this approach:
- You personally have far fewer assets to collect against, should you
apply for a loan. This reduces your chances of getting the loan. But you
could have the corporation co-sign the loan; the fact you've got this
protection may actually enhance your chances because you're less of a
- You could appear to be sneaky and mysterious; why aren't you
exposing yourself to limitless liabilities like "everyone else"?
- It costs some money and takes some time.
But those are truly small prices to pay for the massive amount of
protection you get from incorporating.
No, you do not need an attorney to help you incorporate. The process is
- Select a state of incorporation (most people select their home
- Decide upon a formation.
- Pick a name for your corporation.
- Fill out the easy form and pay the small fee.
It's really that easy. Take care that you don't make it a sham
corporation; there are plenty of books and online references on this topic
and avoiding problems is pretty much just a matter of being consistent.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
The "health experts" are at it again. The latest "health threat" they are
sensationalizing is, of all things, kale. Yegads. Will this stupidity ever
Even today, many people won't eat eggs because of the blatant lie that they
are somehow bad for you despite all evidence to the contrary. And we still
have people poisoning themselves with margarine because of the blatant lie
that butter clogs your arteries. Why margarine is even legal to sell for
human consumption is a mystery!
This latest pizzazz didn't pass the smell test, but I checked it out anyhow.
Most of the disinformation is online, but so is some information. I looked
at quite a few articles; most are not very helpful. Here's one with experts
Many of the others were lay opinion pieces. One was so retarded, the author
said not to eat kale with calcium rich foods. Kale is a great source of
calcium, as are all the brassicas.
The basic pitch of this latest food stupidity is that regularly eating kale
puts you at severe risk of developing thyroid problems.|
The truth is that
eating kale (or any other cruciferous vegetable, all of which would fall
under this rubrick, but the retards chose kale as their target while leaving
the others magically "safe") is not going to give you thyroid problems.
Before wading through countless articles, I thought this was the case
because most gorillas eat almost nothing but kale and yet have no thyroid
problems. True, we are not gorillas; but we are close in many ways. Some of
us are much closer than others, perhaps a consequence of not eating cruciferous
What seems to be key is the thyroid has other problems, such as those caused
by insufficient iodine, and some compounds in kale can exacerbate these
problems dramatically. Cooking kale reduces its effect in this regard. I eat
it cooked, wilted, and raw. But if you aren't iodine-deficient, you have
nothing to worry about.
I have iodine in one of my multivitamins, plus I use iodized salt when
baking (not much, but it's there). Not only that, I eat sweet potatoes
daily--sometimes two or three of them a day. They are another superfood, and
they have plenty of iodine.
On top of that, I eat another superfood that is rich in iodine: chicken
eggs. I eat about 12 of these a day; it takes only ONE egg to give you your
RDA of iodine. Long-term readers of this eNL know I am a huge proponent of
eggs in the diet. If you aren't sure this hoax is actually a hoax (you
should be sure, but just in case you aren't...), just eat a four-egg omelet
every day and you're all set on iodine. Actually, you'll be all set with
just one boiled egg a day.
Let me define "egg" so there's no misunderstanding. It's an egg laid by a
chicken that isn't tortured, isn't fed corn instead of grass, and
isn't confined to a jail cell in which it can barely move about.
Note that it's not just kale with this "issue" (it's not really an issue),
but ALL cruciferous vegetables: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage,
cauliflower, collard greens, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, turnips, bok choy,
arugula, horseradish, radish, wasabi, and watercress.
www.supplecity.com, 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.
Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside. Well, not
totally true. Some men in California can also be described this way.
8. Thought for the Day
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