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Mindconnection eNL, 2016-10-02


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. I try not to follow these idiotic farces known as "federal elections." But sometimes, the idiocy is so over the top it causes a good news backlash effect. This video shows the peasant class responding to being labeled as "deplorable" by one of Soros' employees:

Could a revolution ensue, thus ending the 130 year reign of the criminal oligarchy? Might lawful government be reinstated? Perhaps wishful thinking, but the good news is that the people are taking this latest insult to heart.

Item 2. Even a "mainstream" media pub is knocking the IRS letter campaign "suggesting" that people who paid the Unaffordable Care Act penalty rather than pay the UCA premiums sign up for UCA "coverage". Read the full story here:


2. Product Highlight

Ectaco LUX3 GLX31Multi-Language Touch Screen Talking Pocket Translator

Mindconnection, LLC has been an Ectaco Authorized Dealer since 1998 and we have close ties to the company today.

You talk, it translates in 31 languages (no Internet connection needed; additional 50+ languages with connection). The LUX3 can translate anything you say or see. Everything is preloaded on your LUX3, no need to worry about difficult setups or downloads. Easy to use and reliable; this voice translator will act as your own personal language assistant.

  • Voice translator: Translates anything you say.
  • Photo translator: Snap a photo of almost anything and have it translated to your language.
  • Over 40 language learning programs.


ECTACO LUX3 GLX31Multi-Language Touch Screen Talking Pocket Translator pocket translator, language dictionary

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The LUX3 translator provides speech to speech translation and other easy to use translation tools. Because these translate in both directions, they allow people with different languages to communicate.
  • Speech to speech translation. You speak, it translates. This feature covers 80 languages, and you can translate between any two of them.
  • Photo Translator. Snap a photo of almost anything and have it translated to your language.
  • Full text translation. Enter your own random sentences.
  • 183-language universal translator. Translate between any two of 183 languages.
  • Translation dictionary. Look up single words.
  • Translating phrasebook. Contains 7,000 phrases per language. Natural human voice, regardless of language.
  • Speech recognition for selecting phrases.
  • Pictured dictionary. Translate between any two of 183 languages and see a picture of what is being translated.

Speak, type, write, or take a picture to translate. Translate offline while traveling. No internet connection needed.

Translations between the following languages are supported: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu.

3. Brainpower tip

It's a sign of sophistication, in many circles, to be "always wired." Many people believe that it even makes them smarter. The steady flow of texts, newsfeeds, tweets, etc. means (to them) they always know what's going on. But what do they have, really?

If you take a close look, what you see is a steady stream of vapid, meaningless trivia. Rather than knowing what is going on, they are actually distracted from doing so. They can't carry a conversation that depends on knowing anything other than the trivia of the moment. Try to draw correlations with some event in history or in a famous poem, and they cannot follow because they have been too busy being distracted to gain any real cultural knowledge. And that's just for starters on the ignorance aspect.

Further, this steady flow occupies their mental cycles. And that leaves no time to think. Or to gather information that actually has value.

Are you thinking "Less is  more when it comes to how 'wired in' you are?" Good. Because that is exactly the case. You're not a household appliance that needs to be "plugged in" to function. You are a human being who needs time to learn and to think.

If you observe the "plugged in" folks long enough, you notice they don't show any signs of being able to think. And that is precisely because they are not able to think. They are too chained to their steady flow of texts, newsfeeds, tweets, etc. There just is not time for them to do any thinking.

Jim Angelucci, a brilliant engineer, once told me (about 25 years ago) to set aside time to do nothing but think. This is what he did, and it sure worked for him. I believe most people can do OK without actually setting aside time to think, though of course they are better off if they do. But nobody does well by overloading oneself such that thinking simply is not possible.

4. Finance tip

This is my Congressman. Can you say the same about yours? If not, why not?

Many people get elected for the perks, but I've focused my time and energy working on your behalf. I'm proud to say that I've turned down free health care for Members of Congress under Obamacare, voted against pay raises, and voted to cut Congressional budgets by more than 13% since I was elected in 2010.

On top of that, I've returned more than a quarter million dollars of my own office budget to the Treasury on top of those cuts. I've also introduced legislation that would cut our salaries by another 5% and eliminate lifelong pensions for Members of Congress.

I'm fighting to change Washington, not letting Washington change me. I'm fighting for our common sense Kansas values, and I'm ready to go back to DC this week after some reinvigorating time at home in Kansas.

5. Security tip

A little talk about an infamous criminal:

Demand law enforcement.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Here are some things that keep people from developing a strong, muscular body:

  • Circuit training. This is great if you're just starting out and need to reach a baseline of conditioning. But it prevents you from achieving the intensity needed for the adaptive response (you don't have enough energy) and also leads to overtraining.
  • Overtraining. You want to stimulate, not annihilate, the muscles. Growth comes only during recovery, and too much training means too little recovery.
  • Doing cardio. Real athletes don't "do cardio" because the sport itself is very demanding on the cardiovascular system. If you are weight training correctly, "doing cardio" (e.g., jogging, treadmill work, rope skipping, etc.) confers zero benefits and will actually make you fatter and less muscular by elevating your cortisol.

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

Photos taken 16SEP2016,just days before 56th birthday

  • Following the FDA's grain-based food pyramid. Especially today's corn, wheat, and soy, which are loaded with endocrine modifiers and provide little nutritional benefit.
  • Going "fat free" or "low fat." Your body needs fat, for it to function properly. I consume fairly copious quantities of fat. Sources include whole eggs (about 10 per day), olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, and organic butter. I do not consume fish oil, as it's contaminated with heavy metals and has other drawbacks.
  • Going low carb. This is just stupid. Eat fruit, rather than avoid it.
Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle
  • Getting insufficient protein. I consume protein with each meal. I supplement with FundAminos from Core Four Nutrition. This is an amazing product, and VERY effective. I also supplement with a variety of vegetarian protein powders because I like the way they taste. And, as I mentioned, all those eggs. I also consume kale prodigiously, and kale has a very high protein content. Beans and rice, another protein source, just about daily.
  • Eating three meals a day. This just does not work. It puts your body into a catabolic (muscle-wasting, fat-storing) state for most of the day. It also reduces the efficiency of your nutrient utilization because so much comes at once. Many of the fats, carbs, and proteins consumed on such a condensed meal schedule get converted to fat. Eat six small meals a day; this spreads things out and also helps regulate several key body functions (including insulin production).
  • Keeping irregular hours. Go to bed on time. If you aren't going to bed at about the same time every night, you need to read about sleep and why consistency here is vital to your mental capacity as well as your physical development.
  • Embracing negativity. Anger and hatred are two very strong emotions that damage those who hold them. Get rid of these; forgive and move on. Negativity comes in less obvious forms, also. For example, why criticize a person when you can say something positive and uplifting instead? Creating positive energy has wondrous effects on the body and on the psyche.
  • Failing to train consistently. I have not missed a workout in over 39 years. There is always time to train, if you decide there is always time to train. You just have to not use that time for something else. And that something else will nearly always be a waste of time anyhow. One way to make sure you don't miss a workout is to be flexible about it. For example, suppose Thursday is your day off. You need to travel on Wednesday. Fine, make Wednesday your day off and do that routine on Thursday. Suppose you do squats once a month. You see squats day is coming up but you'd like to make other plans. Great, just move squats to the following week or do them the week before.
  • Training unmethodically. Usually when I visit a gym, I don't see anybody who knows what they are doing. People are all over the place, working shoulders then doing a leg press then doing some biceps curls. This just does not work. I also see that nearly everyone is a momentum lifter, which means the targeted muscle is getting very little of the tension needed to stimulate it and most of that tension is dispersed into various joints that should not be involved in the exercise. Weight training is not a mystical art, but you do need to know what you're doing.

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

Sharks can live to be at least 272 years old in the Arctic seas, and scientists say one recently caught shark may have lived as long as 512 years. That's according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science that says Greenland sharks can live longer than any other known animal advanced enough to have a backbone. Until now, the record-holder for the oldest vertebrate was the bowhead whale, known to have lived up to 211 years.

8. Thought for the Day

You must work diligently to avoid leading the same kind of mental existence that a mushroom leads.


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