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Mindconnection eNL, 2017-09-17


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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. It's now possible catch early symptoms of pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer's Disease, using an eye scan. Read the full story here:

Both diseases currently leave the victims with little, if any, time to plan and manage their affairs once actually detected. This new development is good news because it can greatly increase that time. It also should help in identifying more risk factors. We know, for example, that processed foods are risk factors for these and just about every other disease. With pancreatic cancer, a big risk factor is the consumption of salmon (it's the metals). For AD, we don't have anything yet that significant. But  hope springs eternal.

Item 2. This is a local thing, but you can probably replicate it where you are. is in my community, and I subscribe to it. Between heart-rending lost pet notices and a small band of socially-retarded people trying to hijack every community discussion, I decided it was time to generate some positive energy.

So I posted a new item. The title is, "Everybody has a correct answer to this question. What's yours?" And the question is, "What, in a typical week or day, brings the biggest smile to your face?"

This has been a very popular post! People are saying things that make other people smile really big. Every day, subscribers are getting a massive dose of happy thoughts in their Inbox. That's good news, don't you agree?



2. Product Highlight

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Main features:

  • Voice Translator. Simply speak into Partner 900 PRO in English and have it translate what you say. Very effective way to connect with foreigners or locals in foreign countries.
  • Text Translation. Type in any text you want and have it translated right away. Have it pronounced for you with just the push of a button.
  • Featuring the innovative and robust hardware platform with a powerful CPU it allows the extreme flexibility while in use, has hi-resolution camera with Photo Translator program.
  • The 900 PRO is sure to become your favorite and the only language tool used FOR studies and leisure.
  • Photo Translator. Quickly snap a picture of any text you see and have it translated instantly (Internet connection required).



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3. Brainpower tip

Brain-disabled people are all around us. And they drain our productive brain usage time, if we let them.
  • Brain-disabled, definition: A person who chooses to be so stupid that his or her effective IQ is in the negative range, typically eight or nine standard deviations below the mean. By contrast, a person who is merely retarded (and can't help it)  has a positive IQ two standard deviations below the mean.
  • Brain-enabled, definition: A person who has common sense and uses it. Brain-enabled people try to think about things, and can correctly reason out problems of moderate (or harder) difficulty.

Brain-disabled people prefer absurdities to facts. They spew their absurdity-based opinions as fact, while ignoring the proven and even the axiomatic. They believe that mere repetition of an absurdity is proof of its veracity, a behavior that delights them but severely annoys everyone else. Rationality is a foreign concept to them. Their world view and opinions are based on irrationality.

Brain-disabled people have delusions of adequacy, seeing themselves as equal to or superior to brain-enabled people. This is mainly what makes them a problem. Because instead of staying in their (low) place, they mindlessly argue. Brain-enabled people might be working out a problem or just having a discussion, when along comes the brain-disable person (or a small pack of them, as, like stray dogs, they roam in packs) and the absurdities overwhelm what had previously been intelligent interaction.

Brain-enabled people don't want the consequences of the stupidity generated the delusional, irrational, brain-disabled. The typical response by a brain-enabled person is to try to reason with the brain-disabled person. While this effort makes sense when brain-enabled people disagree, it does not work on the brain-disabled. You cannot reason with irrationality. The effort of trying to do so is emotionally and intellectually exhausting.

The brain-disabled can drag you down with them, occupying your productive time and redirecting your brainpower to dealing with their irrationality. They often rise to positions of power in the workplace and on committees or boards of other organizations. City councils consist almost exclusively of brain-disabled individuals, because they wear everyone else down; anyone with a positive IQ just gives up.

Until the brain-disabled can readily be held accountable legally, civically, or otherwise for their behavior, what can you do? Here are some defenses to choose from; use what is appropriate for the situation:

  • Ignore the brain-disabled person. This is usually the best option.
  • Object to the brain-disabled person's inappropriate behavior. Let this person know you are tired of the mindless comments. State that the behavior is inappropriate and obnoxious. Identify specific instances and say you're not going to tolerate it anymore. If they persist, cut off communication if doing so is feasible.
  • Call out and "spank" the brain-disabled person. This option may be necessary in a group setting, where the brain-disabled person's behavior is derailing an intelligent and honest discussion. Avoid being mean, but be assertive and direct. "John, that question has already been answered and it is not relevant to this discussion. Please quit with the irrelevancies, non-sequitors and other disruptive behavior. Thank you."

But don't waste time or mental energy on the brain-disabled. That goes for brain-disabled drivers, also. Flipping them off, giving them dirty looks, flashing your lights, etc., will not register with them that they are doing anything wrong and can easily create problems for you. Memorize their license number and then pull over at the next convenient place and call the police to report this person as "driving erratically, apparently high on meth."

Just because you have common sense doesn't mean everyone else does. Sure, you can reason with the average person. You can spot the brain-disabled pretty easily, by just looking for signs of irrationality. The non-sequitor is their stock in trade, and they are also fond of "putting words in your mouth." Any dishonesty or illogic, and you are probably dealing with a brain-disabled person. Walk away, unless you absolutely have no other choice.

4. Finance tip

Did you know that 90% of millionaires did not spend more than $25,000 on a car?

There's a lesson in that.

5. Security tip

Sometimes, people change their names. Barry Soetoro did this via the "use" method. He just started using his three Muslim names, abandoning the last name given to him by his adoptive father Lolo Soetoro. And he changed from the diminutive "Barry" to the formal "Barrack." The "use" method does not, for normal people, work in a legal sense.

Say you wanted to change your name and just started using another one as Barry did. You would not be able to get a driver's license issued in the new name or board a plane using your new name. Nor would you be able to be fake "elected" President of the United States using that name.

To change your name legally, you have to go to court. It's usually not very expensive, but remember this just starts your new name from the time the court decision is issued. Your old records, such as your birth certificate or any diplomas you earned up to that point, will retain your old name.

Now there is an exception to all of this. It's an odd quirk of most Western societies that when a woman marries, she can change her last name to that of her husband. Professional women generally find the name change a bad idea, because they obtained their diplomas and perhaps other credentials under their "maiden" name.

If you are thinking about changing your name, think long and hard. It typically doesn't solve any problems, and it always creates problems.

In some cases, you may really want to change your name. For example, you enter into the Witness Protection program. Or your name is Ima Pigg.

Note that changing your name will not protect you from the terrorists in the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths. They track you by your SSN.

If you're interested in changing your SSN, contact Barry Soetoro. The SSN he illegally uses belonged to a citizen of Connecticut and yet he was able somehow to not only get away with the ruse but to get an official cover-up of the crime. He is one well-connected criminal! Note also that you will find this fact conveniently "debunked" by lie sites that decide what is true regardless of the evidence.

Today, Barry Soetoro goes by the names given to him by the sperm donor who raped the underage girl who gave birth to him. Allegedly, he was born in Hawaii while his mother was not present (no record she was there at the time). His clearly forged birth certificate has been "accepted" as "evidence" for this miracle, even though there's no record he was there for his birth either. This absentee birth was really quite a feat, wasn't it?

A lesson to be learned is that it's amazing what you can get away with, and the more blatant the fraud the more likely people will believe it. If you think a name change will solve whatever problem you are having, you might consider a different approach due to the factors just mentioned.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Recently, I gave a class called "Amazing Abs" and it began with an informative presentation. I like to do my presentations extemporaneously. My style is conversational, and I ask questions of the audience as I go. This style helped with the positive reception, but the message itself is what I believe carried the weight.

Here, I'll provide some key points from that presentation.

The goal of it was to provide easy to remember, easy to implement "take-aways." As with that talk, I want to focus in two areas:

  1. The food choices you make.
  2. The training choices you make.

Notice, I did not say "diet" and I did not say "exercise" or "workout." Let me quickly explain this.

The word "diet" sounds like something you do to deprive yourself. And the association most people have is with "crazy diets" by which they mean a forced eating pattern that isn't enjoyable and isn't sustainable. Note that the typical American diet is a crazy diet, because it is nutrient-sparse, calorie-dense, and toxin-rich.

The word "exercise" conjures up long sessions of doing some kind of boring and sometimes painful movements that ultimately don't produce the desired results.

 The word "workout" is easily interpreted by watching what people do in a gym. They bounce weights around and injure themselves, almost never actually stimulating the muscles to grow.

Your food choices can be what permit your body to build muscle (those ab muscles, for example) and what prevent it from covering those muscles in fat.

For the vast majority of people, their food choices prevent the body from building muscle and program the body to cover itself in a thick and growing layer of fat. And that fat is a cancer factory, in addition to being unsightly and in addition to causing back strain and problems with your hips and knees.

It is critical that you understand you are playing with a chemistry set. That chemistry set is your endocrine system. It produces hormones such as DHEA (the youth hormone) and testosterone (which tells your body to burn fat, build muscle, and store calcium in the bones).

Food choices and training choices are critical, because they determine how your endocrine system will behave. You can eat things that stimulate it into a panic response. For example, if you consume high fructose corn syrup, you now have oxidants in your blood. Your body response by hitting the Turbo button on your pancreas to make insulin as fast as possible.

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

Top photo taken 16SEP2016, just days before 56th birthday; bottom photo taken 3 days after 56th birthday

To see what happens when the pancreas wears out from chronic overdrive, just look at a Type II Diabetic with black toes. You get massive cell death. That includes nerves, which is why blindness is one of the consequences of diabetes. In fact, diabetes is a leading cause of blindness. And all Type II diabetes is caused by poor food choices. All of it.

The main "foods" chosen are these three grains and products made from them: wheat, corn, soy. Most notable are corn syrup (which goes by many names, including high fructose corn syrup). These "foods" provide fast-hitting calories, plenty of toxins, and about zero nutrition. That is why they make you fat, weak, and sick.

So food choices are critical. What choices should you make if you want amazing abs? Or even just decent ones?

Food choices

This subject can easily be complicated, but for someone facing flabby abs or similar issues we can make it very simple:

  1. Eliminate endocrine modifiers. The easiest way is to take the "grain" block from the Food Pyramid and replace it with "green." That is, instead of loading up on products made with processed grains, load up with things from the produce department. Do this for 6 weeks, and you will never go back. Endocrine modifiers cause insulin to max out and testosterone to just about disappear. The result is you get fatter and weaker. Plus, processed foods are nutrient-sparse and calorie dense. Produce is calorie-sparse and nutrient dense, so you can eat much more of it. Just pick a variety of whatever from the produce department, and you can't go wrong.
  2. Eat six small(er) meals a day. Going from two or three meals per day to six meals doesn't mean you divide three meals across six mealtimes (eating 50% meals each time). Remember, you're getting fewer calories. Rather than starving yourself, you're staying satisfied. Note also that after 2 or 3 hours without food, your body perceives starvation conditions and goes into calorie-conservation mode. Your metabolic rate slows down, meaning you burn less fat.
Now, there is much more that can be said about food choices. The two tips above, however, will have an enormous impact on the physique and energy level of anyone not currently following them. And please understand, you don't lose fat by cutting carbs, cutting fat, or consuming protein shakes. Cutting carbs or fats makes you hungry (deprivation) and adding protein shakes with no other changes just adds calories that get turned to fat.

Training choices

We spent more than the intended time on this aspect, because people were really interested. But this is a column in a newsletter, so I will summarize some concepts here:

  • Sit-ups are a hip flexor exercise. They are also hard on your lower back due to the curvature they impose. They aren't merely useless for shaping your body, they are harmful to your spinal health. Omit these from any program.
  • You don't do the full range of motion in any given exercise. That's because the joints rotate in an arc path while gravity pulls straight down. Picture your arm extended with a 30lb dumbbell in your hand. With your arm parallel to the floor (full extension), there's a full 30lb of force on your biceps. At a 45 degree angle, only 15 lbs of force. At full contraction, zero force. So you need to divide the arc of motion into two or three parts and perform a different exercise for each one to actually work the muscle through the full range of motion.
  • There are many good exercises for the abs. I do hanging leg raises (full contraction to mid-range) and the Roman Chair (full extension to edge of mid-range). I also do vacuums, which can be adjusted for multiple points of the full range of motion.
  • Don't bounce the weight. Always perform an exercise in a controlled manner.
  • Think of the joint, not the weight. I demonstrated the Y press, which I now do instead of the military press. It's far safer and even more productive.
  • Some compound movements simply do not have enough reward for the risk. That's why Arnold did flyes for his chest and stayed away from the bench press. He was noted for his massive chest. The bench press is a linear motion exercise trying to work a muscle responsible for rotating the arms inward and it involves many joints.
  • Some compound movements are fantastic and they result in a massive boost of testosterone. I demonstrated walking squats, which are brutally difficult. Arnold used to do these all the way across the whole White House lawn and back again, when he was dating Maria Shriver. I also demonstrated the knee-dip "sissy" squat, another brutally difficult squat that is part of my normal squat routine. My climbing and martial arts both come close to what you get with walking squats, which is why I can do them so well but don't do them in my squats workout.
  • Consistency is critical. Just as you train a dog to sit by consistently pushing on its butt when you issue the command so you train your body by consistently subjecting it to a program of controlled demand upon the muscles. The body adapts to that by growing more muscle or, if you increase the reps, growing more capillaries.
  • Obsessive exercise isn't healthy or productive. Making smart food and training choices is a healthy, productive way of life.

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

Meth amphetamine abuse isn't new; Hitler's troops were massively dosed with it. What is new is meth heads who drive while texting.

8. Thought for the Day

Have you noticed that on social media sites, the mean people are also the ones who don't know what they are talking about? They substitute bullying for brainpower.


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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).

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