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Mindconnection eNL, 2020-04-05

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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. The opponents of civil rights grasp any opportunity to blame law-abiding gun owners for bad events. The CV-19 virus is no exception, somehow owning tools for self-protection spreads the virus according to these fascist delusionals. The good news is the insanity was stopped in Kansas, setting precedent for other states to protect their citizens from this insanity. Late on 19MAR, the Kansas Legislature passed House Committee Resolution 5025. This measure prevents Governor Laura Kelly from using emergency powers to seize ammunition or limit the sale of firearms during the current Covid 19 outbreak. HCR 5025 was overwhelmingly supported in both the House and the Senate.

Item 2. Nancy "Nutcase" Pelosi has "gone too far" many times. But during the last week of March, she may have finally done something so awful even the idiots who keep putting her back in office will refuse to do so this year. Congress without Nancy Pelosi would be good news, indeed. Let's hope enough voters in her Congressional District realize that she belongs in a padded cell instead of in office and they take that fact with them to the polls this November.

Item 3. Nancy "Nutcase" Pelosi believes there is such a shortage of violent criminals that the federal government should prevent their intended victims from being able to protect themselves or others from rape, murder, robbery, beatings, stabbings, etc. She and other mentally ill people have been trying to use the CV-19 problem as an excuse to shut down sources of firearms and ammunition. The good news is President Trump's newly-updated DHS guidance says firearms and ammunition retailers are "critical infrastructure."

Item 4. Yet another use for graphene. It could be a new way to harvest renewable energy. Read the full story here:  https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/semiconductors/materials/graphene-solar-heating-film-potential-new-renewable-energy-source. Scientists are still working on a use for Nancy Pelosi, but they are not optimistic that they will find one.

 

2. Product Highlight

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3. Brainpower tip

When presented with facts (especially statistics), always determine the context and consider the facts based on that.

For example, we are expected to believe it is logical to extrapolate the CV-19 statistics to other populations in other countries. But in Italy, people kiss, hug, eat from the communal bowl, and drink from each other's glasses. The cook sips sauce from a ladle and puts it back in the pot (along with some of his/her own microbes). These behaviors are not present in all cultures. Italians also live in more densely packed spaces and are among the most social people on the planet. The Italian diet is also high in endocrine modifiers (thus the notable insulin resistance, high adult onset diabetes rate, and high obesity rate). Once you characterize this population, you see it is very high risk for communicable diseases.

Being half-Italian myself, I am not criticizing Italians. I am merely pointing out why we cannot extrapolate Italy's infection rates to everyone else.

In the USA, we have a large percentage of people who do not wash when using a public restroom. Enforcing that simple courtesy and maintaining "social distance" would probably contain our contagion without any kind of lockdown or stay at home. But then, getting to that understanding requires applying some brainpower. Our civic leaders are notorious for not doing that.


4. Finance tip

The extreme response to CV-19 has already destroyed millions of jobs that are not coming back. The effects of this are going to last a long time.

So you're going to see articles talking about how to cut your expenses, clip coupons, blah, blah, blah. Let me ask you a question. Do you think Bill Gates clips coupons? No, of course not, is your answer. Why is that? Because he's filthy rich. So how did he get that way? He was fully engaged in what he did, for one thing. Yes, he had good luck, good connections, good timing, etc. But had he been merely putting in his time so he could say he kept busy, his life would have turned out very differently.

Something like 80% of Americans are disengaged at work. This means they don't have bright ideas that make them indispensable to their employer, they don't have nearly the quality or quantity of output they could have, and they aren't particularly happy going through their day.

If you are fully engaged in what you do, you might not become a billionaire like Bill Gates but you will establish a track record of excellence that goes a long way toward securing your financial future and toward making more money in the very near future.

So you go into your boss's office and ask for a raise. You ask for 3% because you figure that's the going rate. Your boss has a budget that is based on profit and loss. If you get the raise without bringing more profit, your boss incurs a loss. Maybe he will give you that raise to keep you from quitting. But it's only 3%.

But let's say you go into your boss's office with a spreadsheet that shows how your innovations, problem-solving, product ideas, etc., have increased the company's revenue by $2 million per year. Actually, don't bother with your boss unless he's in the C suite. Go to your boss' boss' boss. Show that spreadsheet and tell him that if you are promoted to the right position with commensurate salary, you can probably increase the company's revenue by $10 million per year. You can say this because you have been fully engaged at work and have made things happen. You can leapfrog two or more levels based on your performance. The fact you skipped past the layers shows you are someone to take seriously. But if that executive doesn't take you seriously, go to an executive at a competing company with that same spreadsheet. If you are fully engaged, it means you are in a trade or professional organization in your industry and you meet these people.

Note that this strategy works only if you are generally a pleasant person. If an exec at another company notices your acting rudely to a waitress the night before you approach him at a tradeshow, you will get nowhere. Your job performance isn't only technical, it's also social.


5. Security tip

Here is a video worth watching. Great analysis, excellent delivery. I watched it on 21MAR, well before this edition was released.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmlw_xVggu0&feature=youtu.be

And here's a timely bonus tip:

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/how-tos-2/2020/03/security-tips-for-working-from-home-wfh

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Photo taken a couple of weeks after my 59th birthday.

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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCyb67uKOxW_TsG6BVPbBIQ/videos

 

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

 

I know the concern is the Corona virus and you are probably expecting some tips from me on that. I have not been sick since 1971, and have covered the reasons why in previous articles. So I am continuing this series, instead of taking a detour. But do note that much of what's in this series also helps you have a powerful immune system. A virus can become a pandemic only when "the herd" is unhealthy. I thank all of my readers who have told me they practice health care. Let's continue to set that example!

How to manage hormones naturally, Part 9
Chemicals to avoid. Many commonly-used chemicals adversely affect endocrine health. Here are some commonly used ones:

  • Household cleaners. Many of these concoctions have an industrial smell so you know they work! But those cleaners typically contain carcinogens and endocrine modifiers. Use "old school" cleaners like vinegar, borax, and baking soda instead. I use these and my stuff's clean.
  • Garbage disposal cleaner. Toss some ice cubes into your disposal and run it. That will do just as good a job. Another method is to pour some baking soda down the drain, then chase it with vinegar. The chemical reaction will give you a "scrubbing bubbles" effect.
  • Fragrances. Perfumes, colognes, fragranced cat litter, carpet "freshener", and other fragrances typically come from petrochemicals. All of these negatively affect your health. Rather than over up a smell with a stinky fragrance, fix it at its source.
  • Air "fresheners". This is a subset of the fragrance category. Unless you really don't like your lungs, keep air "fresheners" out of your home, office, and car. In addition to damaging your hormone balance, they increase your risk of pulmonary fibrosis. That's an agonizing hardening of the lungs.
  • Typical laundry detergents. These usually contain toxic fragrances. Use Seventh Generation or something similar, instead.
  • Fabric "softeners". These are rancid fats mixed with petrochemicals, sold to people who use too much detergent when they wash their clothes. They make fabrics slimy, not soft. Fix the problem by using half or less the recommended detergent. Take a small washed item (sock or wash cloth) and put it in a clear bowl of water. If you can make "soap suds" by vigorously wringing that item in the water, you are using too much detergent.
  • Typical dishwasher detergents. These often contain bleach, and you can smell the chlorine. This is cancer-causing, so toss that in the trash and buy a gel made by Seventh Generation or similar safe brand. BTW, my last dishwasher typically lasted over 15 years before the control panel went out. It had no scale or buildup whatsoever. Never use a powdered dishwasher detergent, as it can clog your drain (been there, done that).
  • Tub and tile cleaner. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray the tiles. Use and old toothbrush on the grout and use The Eraser pads on flat surfaces.
  • Particle board furniture. Why anyone would buy the typical "furniture" sold by Ikea and put it in their home, I have no idea. Particleboard releases various harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde.

You could try to memorize a list of chemicals to avoid. But I think it's better to just adopt a few principles, such as these:

  • No fragrances.
  • Nothing chlorinated.
  • Use "old school" cleaners and cleaning methods. Look up tips on the Internet.
  • Clean often, so there's no build-up that "requires" something toxic be used.

 

Next and final installment:

How to manage hormones naturally, Part 10
Handling social pressure. Rather than use willpower to fight social pressure from the disease-embracing, health-averse culture, follow these tips to use social pressure to your advantage.

 

At 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.

7. Factoid

Nancy Pelosi is a drug dealer. This was proven beyond all doubt when she recently tried to sell millions of Americans an overdose of Nosensatol.

8. Thought for the Day

Does your conscience help you avoid wrongdoing, or merely give you a pointless sense of guilt? Make the right choice, and there's no guilt later!

 

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Authorship

The views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by criminals, zombies, or brainwashed individuals.

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.

Mark provides information from either research or his own areas of established expertise. Sometimes, what appears to be a personal opinion is the only possibility when applying sound logic--reason it out before judging! (That said, some personal opinions do appear on occasion).

The purpose of this publication is to inform and empower its readers (and save you money!).

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