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Mindconnection eNL, 2019-05-05


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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. NSBA joined with more than 100 business groups in support of new legislation to make permanent the 20-percent pass-through deduction. Introduced by Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.), the Main Street Certainty Act of 2019 (S. 1149)—is the companion bill to H.R. 216, bipartisan legislation introduced in the House by Reps. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). While the Section 199A deduction is popular for pass-through businesses – companies such as partnerships, S corporations, and sole proprietorships, it expires at the end of five years. (news item from NSBA,

Item 2. New claims for unemployment at at their lowest in half a century (contrast this to the 8 years of Soetoro's job destruction via relentless attacks on our economy). Read the full story here:

Item 3. President Trump's policies have the libtards screaming for his impeachment. Yet, the economy grew an amazing 3.2% during the first quarter of this year. That growth is good news. It is increasingly obvious that whenever the libtards are upset about something, whatever they are upset about is good. Just look at their track record. Similarly, when libtards are happy about something it's really bad news (look at how they were so happy during Soetoro's horrific attacks on the economy). The good news right now is that, despite the militancy of the libtards, we normals are still in charge. We just need to keep it that way.

Item 4. Denver might overturn a law that harasses and endangers the homeless. Read the full story here:


2. Product Highlight

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3. Brainpower tip

You've probably noticed the libtards have been very aggressive lately. In addition to being delusional, ignorant, and irrational, libtards are uncivil and intolerant. While on the surface, it appears that libtards have only negative value to society, we can actually learn from them. We learn by observing what's wrong with them and using that as a checklist for ourselves.

For example:

  • Living in an alternate reality. Normal people don't do this per se. But how many times have you misread a situation or misunderstood another person? While a libtard deliberately rejects reality, normal people often misperceive reality by mistake. Look for evidence that contradicts, or at least casts doubt on, something you are fairly certain of. Doing this does take a degree of self-confidence, but remember it's not about proving your current position is right. It's about coming to the right position.
  • Seeing ignorance as a virtue. Normal people have curiosity. Why is it this way? How does it work? What can I do better? These are all questions that libtards never ask. Set aside time just for learning. Reading non-fiction books, reading "topical" magazines (trades, hobbies, vocations, science, etc., anything informative), watching documentaries, and talking with people whose background differs from yours are among the ways you can learn. Visiting museums, zoos, botanical gardens, and other places where information is on display is another great way to learn.
  • Being irrational. Normal people aren't necessarily logicians, but normal people do apply logic fairly well. Think of how you and others react when someone jumps to conclusions; you consider that behavior to be undesirable. We even joke that jumping to conclusions should be an Olympic event. Libtards reach conclusions exclusively that way, never through logic. You can improve your rationality by mindfully walking through the problems you solve every day. Think about HOW you are solving those and why when you connect the dots they really do connect.
  • Practicing and promoting incivility. Libtards do this because only by bullying others do they get their nonsensical way. Normal people rely more on common sense and basic courtesy to influence others. And the flip side of that coin also has value. By relying on common sense and courtesy, you are open to learning from others. Most of us learned in kindergarten to "play nice." Libtards, being libtarded, never understood the simple lesson so they practice the opposite.
  • Being intolerant of people whose views are rational. Normal people have responsibilities and don't have time for playing the hate game, but libtards bring this game everywhere they go. Being respectful of others, even if they disagree with you, is beneficial in many ways.
  • Blatantly lying. Normal people are basically honest, but will lie when circumstances truly merit. Such as when telling a lie will protect innocent others. Libtards lie just to get their way or to "win" one of their braindead "arguments" because they don't have facts or logic on their side. Normal people don't need to resort to this. Libtards are taught to "defend the stupidity at all costs" so as soon as a normal person brings up a fact that threatens to erode the libtard's stupidity-based delusion, the libtard spews a litany of lies to defend the stupidity. Normals don't see stupidity as the pinnacle of human achievement, so don't share this mission with libtards.

Of course, we can also observe what's right with normal people and use that as a checklist for ourselves. Why bother with libtards, then? Because they are in our face day in and day out. We may as well try to make them useful, somehow.

4. Finance tip

See how things are done in Denmark:

5. Security tip

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Photo taken about one week before 40th High School Class Reunion.

Note that the information provided here will likely conflict with the "fad of the moment" and other unsustainable, unproductive ways of looking at health and fitness.

Article appears below.

See my climbing videos here:


Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle


One of my climbing partners was visiting me at my home recently. We had some good conversations. One of those was about his physical fitness goals and how he was working toward them.

He'd gone through a major life trauma a few years ago, and really packed on the pounds with stress eating. Once he got his head wrapped around things, he got back on his program of eating right. He's slowly and steadily getting leaner and more muscular. He eats six meals a day, most of them in line with the traditional body builder diet. And he is consistent with his weight lifting program.

His girlfriend is also a climber. She has been trying to get him to speed things up, and she's suggested the keto program. My buddy says no to that, he'll just keep doing what he's doing. Why doesn't he just accelerate his program through keto or something similar?

As he puts it, "I need my carbs."

He is on a split routine weight training program, which takes considerable energy. To get the adaptive response that builds muscle and burns fat, he needs the energy to perform the exercises with sufficient intensity. Somebody on a low carb diet such as keto has problems with training. That in itself is one reason keto is counterproductive. It's not about losing weight or even losing fat per se, it's about having the right body composition. So any kind of calorie restriction or carb restriction strategy is a failed strategy.

While he is heavy for a climber, he is not what you'd call fat. Or out of shape.

He's "sending" climbing problems I fail on, and I climb well above average (I have flashed V5s). He wants to keep his strength up so he can weight train and climb. Climbing at our level is hugely calorie-intensive. If you're physically weak, you can't climb at that level (and thus burn the calories).

At first glance, this "eat enough so you can burn calories" strategy seems illogical. Why not just avoid the calories in the first place? Why doesn't he skip climbing and just eat less until his poundage is where he wants it to be?

Because climbing is a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training), meaning it triggers a days-long response that includes elevated testosterone and increased metabolism. You don't just burn 3500 calories during that climbing session, you keep burning calories at a significantly faster rate for several days after. Weight training the way most athletes and nearly all body builders do it has the same effect. You must have the energy to get through your workouts.

Instead of thinking of all calories as fuel that must either used right away or stored, think of some calories as lighter fluid. You need sufficient energy (carbs) so that you can engage in the high intensity exercise that causes a massive, prolonged fat burn while also increasing your lean body mass.

If you want to be leaner, be patient. Just do the right things, and you'll get there. No need to "accelerate" with a malnutrition strategy like keto that leaves you weak and unable to get the results you want. Time and discipline complement each other. If you have the patience to trust time and the discipline to train over time, you will have your optimum health and appearance. Don't give in to the shortcut temptation.


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

Soda (soft drinks) cause obesity by multiple mechanisms. These beverages are also capable of mutli-tasking; they rot your teeth and degrade your bones at the same time!

8. Thought for the Day

Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG fourteen times gives you job security.


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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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