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Mindconnection eNL, 2018-02-18


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. The ability to have an actual healthcare system is within our reach as a nation. See the documentary Escape Fire ("escape" is used as an adjective in the title).

Item 2. Criminal protection advocates in Missouri want to convert public libraries into "fish in a barrel" zones (so-called "gun free" zones), but Rep Toalson Reisch is opposing that. She says she has been threatened and wants the right to defend herself. She also said, "I have children and grandchildren." Criminal safety advocates should consider that saving a violent criminal might somehow be a worthy cause (no evidence for that), but doing so means many innocent people become victims. There is loss in a family, when some defenseless person is killed by a violent criminal. The good news is the rights of the innocent are being defended by people like Rep Reisch.


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3. Brainpower tip

I have to wonder about people who are too busy texting while driving to stop and smell the coffee they are trying to drink at the same time.

Multi-tasking means doing two or more things poorly. It is not a smart way to work. Any "advantage" of multi-tasking is illusory.

To do your  best work:

  • Focus on one task at a time.
  • Relax while doing it, rather than feeling rushed. If you feel rushed, say to yourself, "Never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over."

This is also the fastest way to work. Also the most efficient and the most effective.

Yes, you can do some tasks simultaneously. But only if they use different areas of the brain. And most do not.

4. Finance tip

We can celebrate the new tax relief law as the greatest legislation in 50 years, but let's not forget the many pigs at the trough. Most cities, for example, are victims of city councils dominated by big spenders. You pay for that spending, one way or another.

Keep an eye on your city, county, and state governments. Your city, in particular, is likely to get by with truly idiotic and wasteful spending. I know mine has. For example, they blew $125,000 on a ugly wind chime that is sited in a high noise area. They also blew another hundred grand on four stainless steel balls that someone had the balls to call "art." This kind of waste is reprehensible, but it is seldom opposed. Oppose it.

5. Security tip

It's bad enough that the 1040 system is a scam run by sociopaths and psychopaths who are immune to prosecution no matter how many felonies they commit. And this scammy system costs the federal government far more revenue than it brings it.

Making matter worse are the non-government predators who run various scams on top of this one. For example, they will phone you and pretend to be with the IRS. They say some crap about how you'll owe huge amounts of money unless you pay an overdue tax bill in the next three days. Then they'll offer to wire the money from your checking account or take your credit card information or have you overnight a check to some IRS Post Office Box.

IRS never calls you with any offer to help you in any way. Much less avoid a penalty. IRS does have PO Boxes, but IRS facilities have their own zip code and it's typically the same as the box number.

If IRS contacts you by phone about some alleged tax debt, ask for contact information and a case number so that your tax attorney can reply. Give them no information, even if they insist. Send your tax attorney (you are very high-risk not to have one already) an e-mail summarizing the encounter and ask if your POA forms are  all up to date. Then when IRS sends a letter, your tax attorney can respond.

In short, never send money to anyone even if they pose as a member of the world's most feared terrorist organization. Work out the details with an attorney in the middle. Then if you actually owe money, either pay or work out a payment plan.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Recently, I watched the documentary "Escape Fire." In the title of this documentary, "escape" is being used as an adjective.

The idea behind the movie's thesis is a crew of fourteen forest fire fighters were in the path of a blaze and had no way to escape. It was coming their way fast, and it would consume them.

But one firefighter thought if he could burn the fuel around them, the big inferno would bypass them for lack of fuel and they could escape. He suggested this "escape fire" and everyone said he was crazy. He lit it anyhow, but the other guys refused to join him. They died, he lived to tell about it.

The documentary goes on to show that 80% of medical treatments are provided to people who could have escaped that fate, but they stayed with their old habits instead. They aren't just smokers. They're also people on a calorie-rich, nutrient-sparse processed food diet (and many of THEM are also smokers).

Some lists

I made a list of diseases I will never get and sent that to a friend. More about that, in a moment. Then I made these lists:

  • Foods you eat to cure early stage cancer.
  • Foods you eat to be smarter.
  • Foods you eat to have six-pack abs.
  • Foods you eat to cure adult onset diabetes.
  • Foods you eat to cure heart disease.
  • Foods you eat for healthy skin, bones, and teeth.

Guess what? The same foods are each list. Confession: I didn't actually make these lists; I wanted to make a point.

Before I say what foods are on the lists, here are some of the many diseases I will never get because my diet takes the risk factors to zero and/or provides active protection:

  • Heart disease (number one killer in USA).
  • Diabetes.
  • Obesity.
  • Prostate cancer.
  • Cirrhosis.
  • Colon cancer.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Esophageal cancer.

Nor will I have risk for the number three killer of Americans: "Hospital errors". Because no disease means no symptoms and thus no hospital.

Nor, due to weight training, will I ever become immobile due to the atrophy wrongly attributed to age.

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

Food for thought

Now, there are people who try to dismiss health practices as futile by saying silly things like, "You could still get hit by a bus."

Question: Where on the list of things people die from does "killed by a bus" show up? And how many people spend decades on prescription medications while suffering from various infirmities (80% are there by choice) versus the number of people doing the same thing due to bus injuries?

Hint: the last year bus fatality statistics were compiled, 283 people died in bus-related accidents in the USA. Maybe 20% of those were actually struck by a bus, so a grand total of 56 people died that year from being struck by a bus. That same year, 780,000 people died from "hospital errors" in the USA.

You see where this "struck by a bus" line of non-reasoning goes, right? It's an avoidance argument; the "bus" thing avoids the real questions by presenting one that dishonestly elevates a statistically insignificant event to the status of a statistically significant one. Why do you think that in the USA we don't have elephant crossing signs on rural roads but we do have deer crossing signs? Sure, an elephant "could" cross that road but very unlikely and cars strike deer there several times a year.

Such irrationality arises from the very diet itself and proves the point the irrational argument attempts to counter. A recent issue of the Mensa Bulletin, a publication of Mensa the High IQ Society, contained an article about a study done with 81 year olds. People adopt a certain eating pattern and pretty well stick to it.

In the USA, most people stick to the disease-generating, inflammation-producing processed grain-based diet. But some people prefer to eat mostly fruits and vegetables, savoring the flavors and enjoying the benefits of the high nutrition.

You can easily tell these people apart because their physical appearances are so starkly different. What the study revealed is this difference isn't just physical. The people who ate a diet high in leafy green vegetables such as spinach were cognitively 11 years younger than their "normal diet" counterparts. That is, a human-friendly diet will leave you much smarter than a disease-inducing diet will.

Diet summary

My diet is high in the super foods. I don't eat any processed foods. I don't eat meat, wheat, corn, or soy; nor do I eat anything made from these three grains and that category includes about 90% of what's outside the produce aisle at the typical grocery store. I don't eat meat primarily because in the USA the animals are fed these three grains.

I never consume alcoholic beverages, sodas, fruit juices, or "energy" drinks; all of these wreak havoc on the endocrine system. Alcohol crosses the blood/brain barrier and kills brain cells, then it goes to the liver and kills cells there, and finally it's converted to fat. An alcoholic beverage such as wine does even more damage because of the fructose and glucose adding to the endocrine system disruption being done by the alcohol. Yes, there is fake research using fallacious reasoning to reach the false conclusion that red wine has health benefits because of the certain flavonoids present in the wine.

Question: If you added flavonoids to gasoline, would that make it a health drink?

Foods to eat

You might want to look up what each of these foods does; it's pretty astounding. I've made a few short notes from memory. The list is based on my diet, with some leeway built into it.


  • Eggplant. Kills colon cancer cells three different ways.
  • Broccoli. Iconic superfood.
  • Kale. Iconic superfood.
  • Bok choy. This superfood is among the best dietary sources of calcium. The calcium comes buffered with exactly the amount of phosphorous and magnesium you need.
  • Spinach. Raw is best. Eat it daily.
  • Squash. Lutein, carotene, and other important nutrients.
  • Sweet potatoes. Nutritional bonanza.
  • Anything that's green and leafy.
  • Anything that's green but not leafy (e.g., green cabbage or Brussels sprouts)
  • Anything that's not green; peppers of various colors, for example.


  • Apples.
  • Pears. Help with colon function.
  • Apricots, peaches, and other stone fruits.
  • Blueberries and other berries.
  • Avocados.
  • If it's a fruit, it's good. Just don't have large quantities of bananas, pineapple, or other super-sweet fruits and do not consume fruit juice. The juice is so concentrated with fast-absorbing fructose, it will send your endocrine system into a tailspin.

Fatty protein sources:

  • Nuts. A handful per day.
  • Organic butter.
  • Whole eggs that are not factory farmed. A dozen a day is not too many, contrary to what "experts" say about cholesterol (they are wrong). Eggs are high in vitamin D and are also (among other benefits) a great source of the raw materials needed to build the "stay young" hormones DHEA and testosterone.
  • But not bacon (widely touted by the uninformed as healthy, even though it's loaded with carcinogens).


  • Beans. Loaded with important nutrients, including fiber and amino acids.
  • Whole grain rice.
  • Other less popular grains, but not wheat, corn, or soy. For example, quinoa.
  • Popcorn. Bit hit in the bodybuilding world.
  • Flours such as oat flour and chick pea (garbanzo bean) are great for baking.
  • Oils such as coconut oil, peanut oil, and olive oil.
  • Spices. If it's a spice, it probably has medicinal properties. Consume at least six different spices regularly.
  • Water, tea, coffee.

Call to Action

Eat well to be well. Keep that motto in front of mind when you are in front of food. Then you can't go wrong.


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

Some researchers believe that libtards could some day be useful.

8. Thought for the Day

Do you ignore sources of fake news, such as the mudstream media, or do you risk contamination by giving them any sort of attention?


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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.

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