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Mindconnection eNL, 2019-07-21


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. This Saturday (the 20th) was the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing. Neil Armstrong took manual control of the lander after some issues with its guidance system. This took nerves of steel. He was the Captain Sully of his time.

Item 2. Health care in a hospital! No joke, it actually happened. This is very good news. Read the full story here:

Item 3. During the eight years of "black oppression" by Barry Soetoro, who focused his vicious economic attacks on "blacks" (while lying about being black), the jobless rate in the USA plummeted and it was especially bad for "blacks." Since President Trump took office, job growth has been good. Americans for Limited Government recently reported "The Trump job growth economy keeps chugging along with 224,000 jobs created, 191,000 of those in the all-important private sector. Most notably, the manufacturing sector added 18,000 new jobs last month after four months of little growth."

Item 4. Soetoro's crimes still go unpunished, and that's bad news. The good news is that, thus far, George Soros doesn't have another illegal alien to insert into office. This increases the odds that the next POTUS won't plunge us into another period of economic despair and civil unrest as Soetoro did. In all likelihood, President Trump will have two terms and that's not exactly bad news considering the employment numbers.

Item 5. There may be a cure for being libtarded! This is according to an article in the Libtard Times. I have provided a link to the article, but if you fear exposure to this source of "news" then don't click on the link. Generally, I won't go to any of these sites but this was too good to pass up. See

Item 6. The financial devastation produced by Barry Soetoro during the eight years he illegally occupied the White House cost many disadvantaged people their social safety net benefits. Oddly, many of these people have Trump Derangement Syndrome, blaming Trump for what happened to them during Soetoro's first term. The good news is that under President Trump, the HHS is now helping these people in no small way. For example, HHS has been approving record numbers of generic drugs, working to Increase affordable medical care insurance options, and working to require more transparency in drug pricing.

Item 7. Last year, a Libertarian candidate came within 53 votes of unseating the Republican Majority Leader in the Wyoming legislature. The number of red pill people is growing. And that's always good news.

Item 8. Poachers have pushed the Black Rhino almost to extinction. Park rangers generally hate patrolling certain areas where poachers do the most damage, because they get ambushed and end up in a fierce fire fight. Now FLIR is equipping the park services in the three countries where Black Rhinos are hunted with infra-red. This identifies to a central command how many humans have entered a restricted area. Instead of being ambushed in a dangerous patrol, the rangers can ambush the poachers. And, they have time to get a military response; something almost impossible during one of those surprise fire fights they had to deal with.

Item 9. Last year, Amazon announced it would institute a company-wide minimum wage of $15/hour (while, by contrast, most Wal-Mart employees remain on federal assistance due to being paid slave labor wages). Now Amazon has upped its game once again. As Amazon continues to automate, it doesn't need as many low-skilled workers as it did and that's a full third of its workforce. Amazon's answer? Lay people off? Heck, no! Amazon is spending 700 million dollars (that is not a typo) to retrain these people even if it means those people will take their new skills and go elsewhere.

Read the full story here:

Some Democratic Party candidates are flapping their lips about their intention to "break up" Amazon. Apparently, they want to continue the Soetoro (Obama) plan of generating unemployment. Think about that if you are even remotely tempted to vote for one of these candidates. How many homeless people do you want to see (or not)?

Item 10. Google has terminated its project of building a search engine for China, thus sparing Chinese citizens the poor search experience Google provides to people in the USA. It's easy to buy judges in the USA, so Google gets away with a lot of shady practices and outright fraud. In China, not so easy. Google has lost many cases in European courts, with fines now totaling something like 2 trillion dollars. The prospect of facing Chinese courts and Chinese penalties probably "put the fear of God" into those morally bankrupt executives at Google. So good news for Chinese citizens.


2. Product Highlight

Spanish Voice Translator and Hidden Camera USB Charger Bundle

Secure your home, office, or hotel room discreetly. Just plug this USB charger into a receptacle and the hidden camera will catch any intruder.

When you're traveling, this translator allows you to communicate voice to voice (no connection needed) and this hidden camera /USB charger keeps an eye on your devices while charging them. Just plug it into your travel converter (if overseas) and you have an instant surveillance camera.

When you're back home, you can use this hidden camera charger in any standard outlet at home or in the office. Just pull the SD card to view the footage (micro SD card reader included in package). Motion detection avoids wasted recording and wasted time viewing recordings. No WiFi needed, just plug it in and let it watch the area you want to protect (90 degree viewing angle).


  • Speak into 900 Pro and it translates from English to Spanish or vice-versa.
  • No external connection needed, use it anywhere.
  • Hi-resolution camera is great for Skype and allows you to use the Photo Translator app (both functions require a WiFi connection).
  • Runs on Android OS, so you can load hundreds of apps from the Google Playstore.
  • No SIM needed, just use WiFi to connect to the outside world.

Hidden Camera

  • The functional USB charger contains a 1080P full HD camera with motion detection.
  • Does not require WiFi to provide surveillance.
  • 90 degree viewing angle.
  • No complicated installation or set-up with the charger, just plug it in.
  • Video is safely stored on SD card (up to 32GB).
  • A 16GB card and Micro SD card reader are included with system.


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3. Brainpower tip

Liespotting. See this short TED presentation:

4. Finance tip

Many people believe they are saving money by buying cheap plastic food storage containers instead of glass ones, cheap shoes instead of high-quality ones, or cheap particle board based furniture instead of real furniture.

While it is true that your initial outlay is less, your total cost of ownership over your adult life for the cheap stuff is several times the outlay for the good stuff.

Consider the cheap plastic containers. After some time, they start to smell bad and there's nothing you can do about that. You have to throw them out. That's because food and microbes live in the peaks and valleys of the plastic surfaces. Glass is smooth enough to eliminate this problem, plus you can wash glass bowls with the highest heat setting on the typical dishwasher. Or wash them easily by hand.

Cheap shoes might wear out in a year versus twenty or more years for good shoes. But the biggest cost of cheap shoes is what they do to your feet. Ask a podiatrist.

Particle board furniture often fails to survive relocation, mostly because people pick it up when it's loaded with weight (e.g., a dresser). Real furniture can be moved many times. As a bonus, real furniture doesn't emit cancer-causing formaldehyde. Particle board furniture emits significant quantities of this poison.

I have a high-quality lawn mower that was expensive but every time I use it I realize I got a great deal on it. A cheap mower is hard to start and has other drawbacks mine does not.

And on and on it goes. It always pays to get high quality things. Buying cheap things is much more costly in the long run. And even in the not-so-long run.

5. Security tip

Just about all of us shop online. With that convenience comes a security risk. Here are some things you can do to reduce the risk.

Eliminate home deliveries. This is the safer approach. Bonus security feature: You are decoupling your home address from online shopping databases (a very good move).

  • Open a box at a UPS Store and let them accept deliveries for you. Of course, you'll have to go there to pick up your package.

  • Select In Store Pickup if that option is available.

  • Have it sent to a trusted friend. Perhaps a retired person in your neighborhood would be willing to accept your deliveries in return for a little help with the yardwork.

  • If your employer offers the perq, have it sent to your workplace.

If you are going to have home deliveries:

  • Sign up with all carriers for "signature only" deliveries. Of course, you'll probably have to visit the carrier to pick up your package.

  • Mount a camera near that spot. This is a strong deterrent.

  • Find a way to make packages less visible from the street. For example, there are delivery boxes made for this purpose.

  • Check the delivery spot daily.

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

After many years of neglect, a friend of mine finally decided to get into shape. He recently joined a gym, and signed on with one of their trainers. He's very happy with this. But not for reasons that would make me happy. He's happy because the "workouts" are easy.

He goes three times a week, starting each session with 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill while he catches newsfeeds on his smartphone. Then he makes a circuit of machine stations for another 30 minutes. He does 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps. Each "workout" is the same, he doesn't have to think about it. Afterwards, he has a protein shake and checks off the box for doing his fitness thing.

This training will fail.

If you want to look like an athlete, train like an athlete.

Here are some problems with his training approach:

  • The light cardio before the workout wastes 20 to 30 minutes on a useless activity while conditioning his mind to be elsewhere when he's at the gym. Recommendation: Leave the smartphone in the car, and skip the treadmill.
  • Circuit training is remedial. You reach a plateau rapidly. Recommendation: Start phasing this out, and transition to a split routine. Most people are successful by breaking out a leg workout first. So if he goes MWF, he should do a good leg workout perhaps on Monday and remove the leg work from the other two sessions.
  • Training only three days a week puts too much into a given workout. Recommendation: With the 90 minutes of treadmill time eliminated, he can add a couple more days of training.

If you want to look like an athlete, eat like an athlete.

Here are some problems with his nutritional approach:

  • Simply adding a protein drink adds calories. Recommendation: Eliminate the protein drink.
  • He added a protein drink, but didn't address nutrition. Recommendation: Think out a meal plan that has adequate protein and spreads the nutrients across 5 to 6 small meals a day.

Selecting a trainer

Most people select a trainer based on whether that person tells them what they want to hear. "Oh, gee, Dan lets me have doughnuts twice a week so he must be better than Sarah who tells me not to." Select a trainer based on that person's ability to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Is that person genuinely interested in helping you have your best body? Or is that person selling you false hope?

A couple of years ago, I was training in a gym while out of town. A personal trainer, himself in great shape, was putting his client through a workout. This client was yakking about all kinds of irrelevant things, clearly with no mental focus on his workout. Not once did the trainer try to get his client to actually be there during the workout. Not once did he push for "one more rep" or in any way challenge this guy to train hard. It was just, "Do this exercise while I look on, then do this one, then this one." To my way of thinking, that trainer was not helping his client. He was reinforcing bad behavior, rather than helping his client move forward.

If you already have the basics down and are committed to training (e.g., you don't need a babysitter), you might consider hiring a pro to guide you.

Such as this guy: And yes, he's steroid-free.

He has clients all over the country, and they are getting great results. See

Note: This is not a paid advertisement. It's just a recommendation because I know Robert and am totally impressed with his approach. He has helped me immensely, and I'm just letting readers know about a fantastic resource.



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

Half a century ago, there were over 3 million elephants in the world. Now there are about 500,000. During that same time, the human population doubled.

8. Thought for the Day

Barry Soetoro had a track record of exactly zero accomplishments when he became POTUS. Yet he used the pronoun "I" excessively and took sole credit for the few things that went right during his administration. 

Michael Phelps won more gold medals than any other Olympian, shattering Mark Spitz' seven gold medal record with his 23. Yet when discussing his career, Phelps always says "we".


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