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Mindconnection eNL, 2020-10-18


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Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Thought 4 the Day

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Socialism isn't an ideology. It's a pathology. Avoid contact with the infected.

1. Good News

Item 1. The World Heath Organization (WHO), which has long been operating as if a subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party, finally broke ranks with its parent company and reversed course on the utterly stupid advice to engage in shutdowns in response to CV-19. Remember, almost nobody dies from CV-19 unless they have metabolic disorder (100% a lifestyle choice condition) or have compromised immunity (e.g., folks in nursing homes like the ones murdered by the psychopathic governor of that "communist country"). So this is good news.

The folks at WHO are not only sparing millions of lives from death caused by lockdown, they are undercutting Joe "Low IQ" Biden's primary position on CV-19. Biden, who has never worked in a real job or been accountable for P&L (or anything else), has no clue about economics. And because he has a guaranteed govt salary and pension, he doesn't need to care. By contrast, President Trump has a solid business background and seeks real solutions.

Item 2. Since WHO ended its financial and health attack on the world's population by ending its shutdown advice, another development along those lines has emerged. Over 30,000 health experts signed a declaration against these damaging shutdowns. Read the full story here:

It would also be nice if they signed a declaration against the disease-causing hand sanitizers. Over 400 different formulations have been designated as effective against Covid-19. But not one has been tested for human safety and many are known to be carcinogenic. Further, plain old soap and water destroy Covid (not just 19, all Covid). Soap does not significantly disrupt your skin's protective fauna or strip it of its protective oils, but most of these sanitizers do.

As is normally the case, health care advice from the medical industry increases disease risk. This is one reason we need to stop calling medical care "health care". Medical experts should leave the giving of health advice to people who actually understand health. If that happened, it would be very good news. But at least in this case, many of them have enough common sense to see these shutdowns work much better for population control than for disease control. It simply cannot be any other way.

Item 3. Nancy "Nutcase" Pelosi just can't stop throwing rocks from inside her glass castle. Now the first serious step in ending her campaign of madness, insurrection, and deception is a Senate Resolution to condemn her for how she's tried to abuse the 25th Amendment. Read the full story here:

It's good news. People are tired of her hypocrisy, relentless trouble-making, and the meanness she spews every day.

What would be very good news is a DOJ investigation into her misconduct, followed by indictment and arraignment. A civilized society has no place for a harmful, psychotic, deranged reprobate like Nancy "Nutcase" Pelosi. She thinks she's a god and can do what she wants. Mere mortals are serving life sentences for lesser degrees of criminality. It is time she is held to the same legal standards as the rest of us.

Item 4. Candace Owens publicly set a libeler straight. Read the full story here:

Item 5. The President's nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, is a gun owner. She is also a mother with school age children. Put those two facts together. Unlike the Obama appointees who believe mothers should be deprived of an effective means to protect their children, Judge Barrett believes that law-abiding citizens should be protected from violent criminals instead of the other way around.

Nutcase Nancy believes only supreme beings like herself deserve armed protection. Mere citizens have no value in her view of the universe. Now if you look at the massive surge in firearm sales since the socialist insurgency began, and you compare that to the threats from people like Nutcase Pelosi, Kamala Harris, and Joe "Retard" Biden, you get a pretty good idea that predictions made by spam outlets like the e Communist (Economist) and the New Lie Times (New York Times) are dead wrong.

Based on the idea that the majority of Americans want basic economic and personal security, the poverty and vulnerability (no cops, no guns, freed felons) proposed by the socialists (what used to be the Democratic Party) will have zero appeal to all but the most deeply infected zombies. I am predicting a second term for Trump, and the House goes to the Republicans who also keep the Senate. Should this be upsetting to liberals? The answer is, liberals now have no party at all. Their party was taken over by socialists who basically want to end prosperity in all forms (except for their own elite).


2. Product Highlight

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3. Brainpower tip


This little trick can save you a great deal of frustration, an experience that shuts off the frontal lobes. If you have a smart phone, you probably have several Bluetooth devices that you use with it. Different speakers, two or three headsets (including old ones that have one bad earbud but you've kept as a spare), a laptop, a folding keyboard, etc. Don't you hate it when you waste 10 minutes trying to get connected to the device you want to be connected to?

I noticed my Bluetooth device list was in alphabetical order and all the connection attempts were in that order from the top down. And the names were cryptic. Aha! I suddenly had the insight that if I renamed all of my devices I could put them in any order I want but also so I could see what they are and group them by function. So headphones all start with Headphone and end with the factory name for that device; in other words, I simply inserted the word Headphone in front of any device name that is a headphone.

In the process of going through the various items on that list to identify them, I found some that were for devices I no longer have. So I deleted them to get the shortest practical list.

In my case, simply putting the function name in front of the code gave me the "instant connect" I was after. But what if you have several headphones and the one you want is on the bottom of the list? Prepend the name with a number. So, for example, 1HeadphXXXX, 2HeadphXXXX, and so on. Or, and I prefer this taxonomy because you can order any group this way, Headph1XXXX, Headph2XXXX, Headph3XXX. If the one you want to connect with most often has the 1 in front of it, it will get pinged first. Or you may want to use this strategy for the three devices, all different functions, that you like to connect regularly. In that case, 1HeadphXXXX, 2LaptopXXXX, 3CarSpeakerXXXX (as an example).

Now instead of being made stupid by your smartphone once that frustration kicks in, you can just connect. No more running over people's pets while you are fussing with your Bluetooth on residential streets! No more driving off the side of bridges just because your f^%@ing @#A%  won't connect, that  f^%@ing @#A% thing! Life will be so much better once you organize that list.

4. Finance tip

Having a low spend to credit card limit improves your FICO score. In addition to paying each card every three weeks (I keep a running Outlook appointment) to keep balances low, you need to periodically ask for a credit limit increase (the max allowable without a credit check) on each card you own.

I recently asked Lowe's for a credit limit increase. I got an additional $5200. The next day, another credit card notified me they were reducing my limit from $10,000 to $5,000 due to low levels of spending. Yet because of Lowe's, I am ahead $200.

By asking each card for an increase every 6 to 8 months, you can keep your unused credit very high relative to your available credit. If someone lowers your limit, someone else is already raising it.

I've got a ton of cards and can't possibly spend close to the limit on any of them. Why a ton of cards? Having many cards means a much higher total credit limit, plus you have options for things like balance transfers and promo deals. Plus if you lose a card, you have plenty of backup ones. The number of cards also is a factor in your credit score. Generally, "more is better". Apply for a new card every 8 to 10 months if you don't already have at least a dozen. Don't go faster than that, because the number of inquiries hurts your score as it grows.

Another reason for the gradual approach to acquiring credit cards is you want to avoid dragging down your average age of credit. If your oldest card is a bum deal, keep it anyhow. Just use it for a recurring $29 monthly bill or something.

Try to rotate the usage on the cards. Every so often, I take one out of my wallet and put it with my (alphabetically sorted) credit card collection and replace it with one from that collection. A more organized approach is to put a number on each card, just write it on there with a permanent marker. 01, 02, 03, etc. Each month, take the lowest numbered card out of your wallet and replace it with the next one in the series. So if I have 4 cards, I would be taking out 01 and putting in 05 this month. Next month, I would be taking out 02 and putting in 06. This way, each card has a run of four months of use. You will have non-usage periods with some cards, but only temporary ones.

In addition to Discover, American Express, Mastercard (at least 3 different ones), and Visa (at least 3 different ones) you should have several store cards. Here are some I recommend:

  • Amazon (you never have to wait on "payment pending" when shopping on Amazon with this card).
  • Home Depot (even if you are an apartment dweller, they have things for you).
  • Lowe's (same note at Home Depot).
  • Kohl's (great place to buy clothes).
  • Any store at which you shop that offers its own card.

Bonus tips

  • NRA members can help support our Bill of Rights by using an NRA-issued credit card. The NRA got me a membership in the Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and I have some sweet deals there. I had been trying to join a credit union for over 15 years on the advice of my friend Howard (RIP). I got turned down byu every one that I applied to.
  • For cards with recurring payments, set those in a box or something and never take them outside the house. Why? Because that way, you won't lose it and have to cancel it and then contact all the firms with which that card had an autopay.
  • Have a PayPal account. The rewards and advantages are many. You can fund your PayPal charges with a credit card or a bank account.
  • Never use card in place of financial planning. It is not money, it is the promise to pay money. Determine what you are going to buy before you "add to cart" in an online store or a brick and mortar one. No impulse buying.

5. Security tip

Here's a message I received from Malware Bytes:

Imagine getting an email to your work address reminding you to take a cybersecurity training course. You recognize the sender, so you click through. Now you’re being asked to log in to Outlook, but first, you need to provide your name, address, and birth date. At this point the alarm bells in your head should be ringing.

Welcome to another issue of the Malwarebytes newsletter. This time around we’re talking about phishing scams. The scenario above describes a real phishing campaign currently making its way around the Internet. Targets are receiving emails spoofed or faked to look like they’re coming from a trusted cybersecurity company. Clicking through takes victims to a phishing site designed to harvest usernames, passwords, and other personally identifiable information (PII).

Malwarebytes Premium automatically blocks the bad email links and phishing sites employed in scams like this one. So, if you’re a Premium user, you’re safe and also thank you for using Malwarebytes. However, you may want to forward this email to friends, family, and coworkers who aren’t familiar with phishing scams or don’t have a cybersecurity program capable of blocking these types of threats.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

The photos tell you something important about my credibility.

Statistics on 60th birthday, when these photos were taken:

  • Height: 6'0"

  • Wingspan: 6'1"

  • Weight: 148lbs

  • Bodyfat: Unknown, but well below what the Tanita scale says is 5%.

  • Waist: 29

  • Chest: 48

  • Arms: 15

  • Quads: 20

  • Max bench press: Unknown, but I do three sets of 12 reps with 150 lbs to warm up on chest day

  • Training days per week: 6

  • Type of training: Split routine, heavy on supersets

  • Meals per day: 7 on training days, 6 on rest day

  • Percent of diet that is processed food: 0

  • Amount of meat, wheat, corn, or soy eaten annually: 0

  • Number of eggs eaten per day: Between 8 and 10

  • Cholesterol: In normal range, on low side

  • Last illness: 1971

  • Last workout missed: Spring of 1977

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

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What is the most important factor in having a ripped, muscular physique? Or at least not having a pot belly?

A. Calorie restriction.

B. Low carb.

C. Heavy weights.

D. None of the above.

Correct answer: None of the above. In fact, none of these are factors except (to a minor extent) calorie restriction. There isn't a single most important factor, multiple factors must work together. But one factor that is routinely not provided sufficiently is sleep. I wrote an entire course on sleep, but here I will give you my top three tips only. First, let's look at the effect on  being ripped (or at least no pot belly) from a limited aspect (there is more to this, I'm just focusing on one aspect to get the point across).

How sleep deprivation makes you fatter

Sleep is necessary for ridding the brain of waste. Sleep is to the brain what a tune-up is to a race car engine. The vast majority of people walk around with dirty spark plugs (metaphorically speaking). The amount of sleep you need varies depending upon what you've been doing. The only way to ensure adequate sleep is to go to bed early enough that you awake without needing an alarm clock to get you up. Fail to do this, and you change your brain chemistry. Yes, it makes you considerably less intelligent; but since this is not the brainpower column we won't go into that here.

Inadequate sleep causes a slowdown in metabolism with an increase in appetite. Think about the consequences of that. Burning fewer calories and taking more in. That is entirely due to sleep deprivation hormone changes, hormones that affect the brain. Sleep deprivation lowers leptin, an appetite suppressing hormone while simultaneously increasing ghrelin (commonly called "the hunger hormone").

On top of this, unless you have totally eliminated processed food from your home and you plan each meal, during sleep deprivation your brain chemistry shifts from serotonin (happiness) seeking (thus, you find it easy to stay disciplined) to dopamine (pleasure) seeking (thus you are very likely to crave things like sugar which give a dopamine hit).

It would be bad enough if you had either condition separately, but craving more food while craving more of that food to be sugar is sure to defeat your best efforts to be ripped (or at least not have a pot belly. Some other problems arise from sleep deprivation also, such as impaired ability to judge portion size and lack of focus and mind-muscle connection during training.

Sleep deprivation becomes its own positive feedback cycle (e.g., treadmill), wherein you stay up later and later to make up for your impaired productivity all day and thus get more sleep-deprived. Eventually, you may crash from this and need to take some time for naps and long sleep sessions. But before you wipe out you sleep deficit, you will be back to your old ways and it will start all over again.

Three things you can do

Ensuring you get proper sleep does not involve simple fixes. But to get you started, here are three first steps. Make them permanent habits. Once you master these, take a few minutes to look for a couple more things you can do to improve your sleep. Master those, then find two more. Keep going. For example, no phones in the room, make the room dark, use premium bedding, etc.

  1. Set a daily cut-off time. The way people get on the sleep deprivation treadmill is they keep working later and later. This does more than just move your bedtime. The simulative effect moves your "fall asleep" time even later. Set that time for one hour before bed, at the very latest (earlier is better). Don't use the fallacious reasoning that you have too much to do. You have too much to do because you fail to set priorities and then can't tackle the big queue of activities because of the performance hit caused by sleep deprivation.
  2. Establish a pre-bedtime ritual. It must not involve screen time (the blue light will depress your melatonin, making it difficult for you to sleep). Reading a book or magazine, grooming your dog or cat or spouse, talking with a friend, writing a personal card or letter, performing slow stretching exercises, meditating, cleaning your kitchen floor, and cleaning a toilet are all wind-down activities that help you relax. You might not think cleaning a toilet is relaxing, but try that and see; make a point of scrubbing each jet with a toothbrush and sprayed-on vinegar, work it like an artist.
  3. If you don't wake up at the correct time in the morning without an alarm clock, set the times for the first two steps 15 minutes earlier and re-evaluate after a week. Keep moving and re-evaluating until you can awake at the correct time without an alarm clock. Note that a dog, cat, or spouse waking you up also counts as an alarm clock. When you find you are waking up 15 minutes before the alarm clock, then set the times for the first two items 10 minutes later and see how that goes after a week. Keep moving forward in 10 minute increments for every 15 minutes of "early". Why not 15 and 15? Because you can still be sleep-deprived that way. The goal of this is to create a schedule that eliminates sleep deprivation.

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

Alcohol is a perfect solvent: It dissolves marriages, families and careers.

8. Thought for the Day

Next time you're in the grocery store, look at all the processed food that fat people put in their shopping carts. These are the same people who complain about the high cost of "health care". Health care is actually pretty cheap. Most medical care can be rendered unnecessary simply by practicing health care. At the grocery store is the single best place.


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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).

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