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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.
Buy from us and save!
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
- 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
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
Here are some things that keep people from developing a strong, muscular
- 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
- 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.
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
- Getting insufficient protein. I consume protein with each meal. I
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
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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