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Mindconnection eNL, 2019-09-22


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. Solar power in 344 Chinese cities is now as inexpensive as grid electricity. That is excellent news, because China relies heavily on coal with extreme pollution being the result. Read the full story here:

Item 2. More Americans have jobs than at any time in history.

Item 3. Fewer Americans were unemployed in July 2019 (the last month that we have data on) than in July 1989 and July 2009, and as few as July 1999, even though there are almost 40 million more people in the workforce since 1989.

Item 4. There are more than a million more jobs available in America than there are people who are unemployed, meaning that people have the freedom to leave jobs without the fear that they won’t be able to find another one.

Item 5. Labor participation among working aged adults was almost 77.4 percent in 1997. And then it began a steady decline through the 2000s and the 2010s before it finally bottomed in 2015 at 72.7 percent, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, representing 9.7 million people who would have been in the labor force had participation levels remained what they were in 1997. But now, labor participation among working age adults is once again rising, with 2.8 million more 16-64-year-olds in the labor force, and labor participation rising to 73.8 percent.

Item 6. Wages are up 3.2 percent year-on-year with the fastest growing group in the increase in overall labor compensation being those who are the bottom 10 percent earners.

Item 7. More than half million manufacturing jobs have been created since President Trump was elected.

Item 8. Our first Arab, illegal alien president from Africa showed his contempt for American "blacks" through vicious assaults on the economy, targeting sectors that would most affect American "blacks". Consequently, he hugely drove up unemployment among "blacks". Oddly enough, "blacks" considered Soetoro to also be "black" despite the evidence to the contrary so he got a free pass for his aggressive actions against "blacks".

The good news is Soetoro's reign of economic terror ended and Donald Trump took his place. It's good news because Trump's reversal of Soetoro's anti-black people policies combined with Trump's pro-economy policies (excluding his anti-economy tariffs) has resulted in a record low unemployment rate among "blacks". It now stands at 5.5%. The libtards, who (as their results record shows) hate black people, are calling for Trump's impeachment. They are also calling for laws depriving "blacks" of their Second Amendment rights; every single Democrat Party contender for President wants "black" people disarmed. The same kind of racial hatred is what resulted in anti-negro disarming laws following Reconstruction; an unarmed negro is a lot easier to lynch. These laws are, of course, reprehensible. And so are the people calling for such laws to be passed.

Item 9. From Brietbart comes this teaser: There were fewer people unemployed in America in August 2019 than there were in August 1975 when we were just shy of 69 million fewer people in the economy. There are 4.2 million more Americans in the civilian labor force since January 2017, when Donald Trump became President, and there are 1.5 million fewer Americans who are unemployed today than then. Even as the labor participation rate (percentage of people 16 and older who are in the workforce) has risen from 62.9 percent to 63.2 percent. A total 5.7 million more jobs have been created. More people are working today at 157.8 million than at any time in history. What we are witnessing is almost an economic miracle.

Read the full story here:


2. Product Highlight

XPOWER A-2 Airrow Pro Multi-Use Electric Computer Duster, Canned Air Replacement

The XPOWER A-2 Airrow Pro Multi-use Electric Duster Blower is a lightweight, compact and incredibly powerful air blower that includes easy-to-use 9 air flow nozzles for endless applications. More than just a replacement for canned air dusters, the XPOWER Airrow Pro provides you the power and flexibility to dust, pump air, and dry. Unleash over 500 watts of power. XPOWER A-2 is designed for frequent and heavy-duty corporate, IT, home, and office uses. XPOWER A-2 is an inexpensive, permanent, and alternative to canned air dusters.

  • By using the A-2 Airrow Pro, you will feel confident about not only eliminating the cost of canned air dusters, but freeing your home or office of toxic inhalants as well.
  • Powered only by electricity, the Airrow Pro has no dangerous fluorocarbons and other deadly propellants.
  • For U.S. or countries with 120V/60Hz power standards.
  • With just one A-2 Airrow Pro Handheld Electric Duster, you will never need to buy another can of air again.
  • Multi-Use: Dust and clean computers, laptops, car interiors, cameras, medical equipment, model vehicles, and blinds. Dry wet surface and hard-to-reach places. Inflate airbeds, small inflatables, and floats. Many more other applications with 9 easy-to-use nozzle attachments.
  • Powerful, Energy Efficient, and Lightweight: (For 120V/60Hz power systems only) 3/4 HP motor with 500 watts, 90 CFM airflow, and weighs only 2.3 pounds.
  • Durable And Safe: ABS rugged plastic housing, thermal protection, and ETL/CETL Safety Certified.
  • Convenient Features: Built-in 2-speed control, easy to change washable filter, and 10 ft durable cord that can be nicely wrapped around the unit for easy storage.
  • Save Money and the Environment: Inexpensive and nontoxic. Unlike canned air dusters, the XPOWER A-2 Airrow PRO has no fluorocarbons or dangerous inhalants/propellants. This is a onetime investment so you will never need to buy canned air ever again.

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3. Brainpower tip

IQ is a measurement of your ability to process information. It's all processed in short-term memory.

Each of us has X amount of short-term memory. It's our scratch pad. This size of this scratch pad determines your potential intelligence (IQ). How much of it is available for use on a given problem determines your effective IQ.

The more short-term memory you have built-in, the higher your potential IQ. If your potential IQ is 110 and you try to solve a problem with nothing else on your mind (occupying scratch pad space), a full 110 points will bear down on that problem. If you share scratch pad space with pondering the next problem on your list, your effective IQ will be far lower.

Because they try (deliberately or not) to multi-task their short-term memory, most people chronically operate below the 70 IQ range. An IQ of 70 is the line for mentally retarded.

When I say multi-tasking, I don't mean just the obvious multi-tasking per se, as in talking on the phone while writing e-mails. I mean letting non-relevant thoughts, worries, or concerns have scratch pad time. Push all of those out of your mind. Don't think about the next thing you must do or the last thing you did. Don't think about lunch or a snack.

If you've got a crowded short-term memory, there is a fix. The fix will make you orders of magnitude smarter. Push non-relevant thoughts out of your mind. Focus your attention on whatever it is you are doing at the moment.

Watch a cat hunt, and you see what focus is. Don't worry about your performance, simply perform.

I have always found weight training to be good for practicing focus. I am totally focused on whatever muscles are under tension, not on what weight I am lifting or what other tasks need doing.

With climbing, the need for focus is obvious. Focusing is normal among intermediate and advanced climbers. Unfocused beginners soon drop out. I found this in martial arts, also. In fact, it was in martial arts where the concept of focus became so crystal clear to me.

There's another issue with the scratch pad. You can lose access to  it. I sometimes get frustrated, for example I click something 18 times and still no response. That frustration is a strong emotion. I go stupid when I'm frustrated, which is why I click something 18 times instead of pausing after the first couple of times to simply stop and figure out the problem. You can't think when you're angry, which is why the worst time to "have it out" with someone is when you're upset.

To maximize your cognitive powers, empty your mind and relax. Most traditional martial arts teach how to do this, at least that's where I learned. Find a yoga instructor or martial artist or someone who can teach you how to deliberately do this, if you presently don't have the ability. You will feel smarter and be smarter. But don't waste that intelligence by dissipating it with attempts at multi-tasking.

4. Finance tip

Read Senator Paul's annual federal waste report (it's fairly short):

Pretty appalling, isn't it? You work hard for those tax dollars that are taken from you. Insist to your (mis)representative in CONgress and to your two senators that Congress take better care of other people's money.

5. Security tip

Defeating the Evil Empire

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

Summer is the time of hot dogs and hamburgers, and in the fall hot dogs continue to be served to people with block parties and other events. But hot dogs are processed meat, which the World Health Organization has recognized as a Class 1 carcinogen. Just FYI, asbestos is also a Class 1 carcinogen. Benzene is another well-known carcinogen.

The next time someone offers to feed you a hot dog, there is only one correct answer. And it's not yes.

Some other food mistakes to be aware of:

  • The idea that greens are "calorie negative." A myth that floats around the bodybuilding world (whose members are predominantly meat-eaters) is that you can eat all the leafy greens you want because it takes more energy to consume them than you get from them. This is flatly false. Cabbage worms, for example, grow rapidly consuming kale. Gorillas can live on a diet of mostly kale. And think of rabbits and other animals that eat lettuce and other leafy greens almost exclusively. Greens are very beneficial and need to be a large component of your diet. But they aren't calorie negative.
  • The belief that the Paleo diet is healthy. Thanks to the Paleo diet, many people have kicked their wheat addiction. But the Paleo diet is severely flawed in its underlying premise, which is that our bodies evolved to use the foods available at that time. Yes, people ate what they could find but this does not mean that what they could not find or grow was bad for them. And different foods were available in different areas; this fact alone renders the premise false. Some foods prohibited by this diet are a health bonanza, and some foods allowed by it are not very good for you at all.
  • The new "expert advice" that says you don't need a good breakfast. A cup of coffee or some water will do just fine, because your body isn't really ready for food? That's nuts. If you eat six meals per day, you have fasted nine or ten hours by the time you wake up. Maybe it's not true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why start your day off with a meal that doesn't do much for you? Eating something that is tasty, nutritious, and satisfying is a good way to start your day.
  • The old "expert advice" that you need to consume huge quantities of carbs and proteins within two hours of working out. Some post-workout supplements contain heavy amounts of sugar, based on this idea. Yes, your body is more able to handle the extra carbs because you just depleted your glycogen stores. But carb loading at this time is the last thing you want to do. That inrush of sugar will cause testosterone to drop and insulin to rise, at a time when you should be experiencing a testosterone rise.
  • The old "everyone knows" advice that you can't eat fruit in the afternoon or evening, because it just ferments in your gut. If eating fruit before bed causes you to have problems sleeping, then don't eat fruit before bed. But for most of us, eating fruit at any time of day we choose is perfectly fine. For your sixth meal of the day, you could have a smoothie made with Greek yogurt, a peach, some ice, and some nutmeg and cinnamon. Really delicious, and it should stave off hunger throughout the night. The fermenting in your gut idea is an example of complete ignorance of how the digestive system works.
  • Classifying plant proteins as "incomplete" and animal proteins as "complete." This misleading pseudo-nutrition is propaganda from the meat industry. Unfortunately, many body builders, coaches, and nutritionists have bought into it. The danger of this idea is it leads people to believe a plant-based diet is inferior. The reality is this. If you eat a variety of plants, you get a variety of proteins. It's your total protein intake that you must characterize, not the protein from just one food source. If you were to tabulate the amino acids consumed either way, you would not find a deficiency.

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

No gun has ever assaulted a human being or committed a violent act of any sort. That is simply a fact. It boggles the mind that libtards speak of "gun violence", blaming a misused self-defense tool instead of blaming the perpetrator of the violence. But then, some people just have an extreme aversion to reality and make sh** up as a way of living out their delusions.

8. Thought for the Day

When people have bitter arguments, does anyone actually ever win? No, so when you feel yourself heading down that road stop. Take a breather and revisit the issue later.


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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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