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
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.
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
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
- 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
- No SIM needed, just use WiFi to connect to the outside world.
- The functional USB charger contains a 1080P full HD camera with motion
- 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.
Buy yours now.
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been, since 1998.
3. Brainpower tip
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
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
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
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
If your employer
offers the perq, have it sent to your workplace.
If you are going to have
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
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.
my climbing videos here:
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
- 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
Such as this guy:
And yes, he's steroid-free.
He has clients all over the country, and they are getting great
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
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.
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.
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
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