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Mindconnection eNL, 2020-12-06


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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 deadly pathology. The legacy media form a major infection vector.

1. Good News

Item 1. Nancy "Nutcase" Pelosi's reign of error may soon be over. We have to endure this dangerous ranting lunatic for now, but in January the new House will elect its Speaker. There is now a smaller Democratic majority, as some of the worst incumbents were not reelected. The Republicans gained 8 seats. To become Speaker, you need 218 votes on the floor. That means 218 votes among those who attend the proceedings. The last time Pelosi was voted in as Speaker, there were 15 Democrats who voted against her. Ten of those fine people have been rightfully returned to Congress, and it is unlikely their disgust and displeasure with this harmful psychopath have been replaced with support. In fact, Nutcase has been "off the charts bad" since then and has alienated even more people. Many Democrats are embarrassed by her behavior and upset that she hasn't been recalled by the House. In January, they just might get their wish.

Item 2. In Texas, a woman involved in election fraud was charged with 134 felony counts. She was a social worker and targeted the disabled. In Texas, they don't favor the criminals over their victims as is the practice in states such as Illinois. It is good news that the wheels of justice are turning. If enough of these criminals are locked up before the next election, the Democratic Party would need to either come up with an appealing non-socialist platform (good news for traditional Democrats) or cease to be of any significance nationally due to winning elections in only a handful of states (e.g., Illinois, Minnesota, Hawaii, California, Vermont, etc.). It would become a regional party representing the distorted worldviews of the disinformed, such as the millions of New York Times readers in the northeast.

Item 3. Not long after Joe Biden started spewing the lie that he is the President-Elect (not determined until 14DEC at the earliest) and sending messages from the non-existent "Office of the President-Elect", the most likely winner of the election announced yet another vaccine for Covid. It is 95% effective. That's good news, because people who don't take the 99.999% effective vaccine (the produce department) can still take this one and feel somewhat protected. It also means a change in attitude toward CV-19, and that means good news on several fronts.

Just a note on vaccines: unlike antibiotics, they do not attack the pathogens. That is the job of your immune system. Giving a vaccine to a person does not guarantee immunity. And vulnerable populations, such as those who subsist on refined wheat, refined sugar, trans fats, and processed oils, will still be vulnerable. People whose health is compromised by other illnesses may not have the biological resources to also combat Covid even with a vaccine. And we have no long-term studies on the proposed vaccines. They will not be a panacea, they will simply help increase the degree to which we have herd immunity. Not nearly as much as, say, somehow removing from grocery stores the four poisons I mentioned in my third sentence.

Item 4. It looks like Christmas will be very special, this year. Either Trump will have 270 by the Electoral College's 08DEC deadline and they will vote him another four years on the 14th, or the many lawsuits will tie up or even negate enough of the fake "Biden votes" to push the matter to the states where Trump has a massive advantage. So we get to keep our President, keep our republic, keep our police, and see the beginning of the end of the Covid mania. This has been a rough year, but it looks like it will end on a magnificent note. There is a chance the socialists, anarchists, criminals, and swamp-people can defeat Trump. Their next move would be to resume their campaign of hatred: destroy our republic, defund our police, and ramp up the Covid mania. That would be horrible news.

Item 5. Unlike wind and solar, this actually is clean energy:

Item 6. Joe Biden has been an inspiration to millions of mentally retarded people and people with advanced dementia. You, too, can "campaign" from your basement after coming in a distant fourth in the primary and have the help of massive corruption to make it appear you won the election. Don't forget to use your earbud so you can repeat what your team tells you during a "debate" or when making a speech. Biden was VP to our first openly gay president (people called his presidency "historic" I guess for that reason in addition to the "remote birth" miracle in which he was simultaneously born in Kenya and Hawaii even though his mother was not in Hawaii at the time), and now we have our first mentally retarded president.

Item 7. Sadly for Biden, he is not our first POTUS with advanced dementia. That honor falls to Woodrow Wilson, the man who gave Europe World War I and then set up the conclusion in a way that made WWII inevitable. His wife was de facto POTUS in his last couple of years. And, of course, Ronald Reagan had advanced dementia during his second term. So that makes "Basement Biden" number three there. The good news for Joe Biden is he could be the first former VP and Presidential hopeful whose son is indicted on dozens of felonies. So at least he gets to be first at something.


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3. Brainpower tip


Question: If Joe Biden wins this election, will Congress provide disaster relief loans for businesses as it did during the Covid panic?

Answer: Joe Biden can "win" this election only if the Rule of Law totally and utterly fails. Have some faith, our system is not totally owned by criminals and communists (yet).

Yes, there is a chance that Kamala Harris and her "rapist and a racist" (her words about Biden) ruining mate (similar to running mate) will manage to steal this election even though the fraud is blatant to the point of carelessness and only the morally bankrupt can condone it. For example, the socialists had the power to change votes already cast and they used it:

I led off with that question because the angst, agony, and fear the majority of Americans are feeling is a result of paying attention to the lamestream media.

The lamestream media (aka, fake news system, aka legacy media, aka Pravda West, aka the propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party, aka the stupidity spewers, aka the Dishonesty League) have nothing of value to offer. They offer only toxic lies and negativity. What they do is illegal, immoral, and repugnant, but they get by with it because too many judges loosely interpret the First Amendment as protecting the lamestream media's hate speech, slander, libel, and deliberate distortions of the truth. The lamestream media also insist the First Amendment protects their "right" to deceive, betray, and manipulate the American public.

Now, I am understating everything here. The reality is actually much worse. And the effect on those exposed to lamestream media's mental poisoning is a brain hampered by bad input (garbage in, garbage out) and cognitive impairment due to (negative) emotional overload.

The solution is not only to avoid these mental poison sources yourself but to firmly encourage others to do the same. We need to "flatten the curve" by refusing to be contaminated by others who repeat what the lamestream media said.

I was on an e-mail list for the board of an organization and someone made a comment that they attributed to the New York Times. I responded to the whole list that the New York Times is known for a profound lack of editorial integrity, and can anyone cite this from a credible source?

We can make the world a more brainpower-friendly place by simply shutting out these IQ-lowering "legacy media" imbeciles and helping others to see the value in following our example. And we must insist on it. Just as the libtards are totally intolerant of others who do not share in their delusions and irrationality, so we must not tolerate their toxic behavior. That does not mean we should resort to their violence, bullying, and other antisocial tactics. It means we should be assertive when they tread where they should not, and it means we should deny them the validation they seek for their alternate universe narrative. If we all do this, we will form a barrier that isolates stupidity from society at large. Taking down the lamestream media by depriving them of their audience and thus their revenue is possible and desirable. Let's get the job done.

4. Finance tip

You've probably read the environmental slogan, "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle". Making a point of finding ways to follow this obviously reduces your waste stream. Perhaps even better, it saves you money. Here are some examples:
  • Instead of cling-wrap over plates of leftovers, use washable re-sealable bowls. If you use glass bowls with plastic lids, you may have to replace the lids every 15 to 20 years. That's a lot cheaper than buying several rolls of plastic wrap each year. And less toxic.
  • Instead of aluminum foil, use something that won't poison your brain. Preferably something reusable. Aluminum foil did not always exist, go back to the old ways to reduce your exposure to this toxic metal and to reduce waste.
  • Cut the buttons off of old clothes before cutting old clothes into (reusable!) rags or throwing the clothes away.
  • Put kitchen sponges in the dishwasher. Microwave them for 60 seconds to speed drying, but wipe the microwave interior dry (with a clean cloth rag) afterwards. To reduce bacterial growth on sponges, wring out sponges and spray them with vinegar. Use one of those little sponge racks to help keep them dry and out of the way.
  • Instead of paper towels, use washable bamboo versions of paper towels. Or use cloth rags or cloth doilies. Instead of using paper towels to mop up a spill, use a mop or a sponge. I used to use paper towels to line certain food containers for baked goods (no wheat, no sugar, of course). Now I use washable bamboo towels for that purpose. They work much better, and I can re-use them for years.
  • Never use paper plates inside your home. What if you are having a casual party and just don't have enough dishes. In that case, ask someone to bring whatever dishes you need. It's OK if they don't match, nobody is actually looking. What if people will have little kids there and you don't want to deal with broken dishes? OK, have the little kids use paper plates; not the adults.
  • Instead of toxic petrochemical fragrances, use good hygiene to eliminate odors at their source. A spray bottle of vinegar can help you clean and sanitize efficiently. Cleaning happens only when done methodically. Develop a method and stick with it.
  • Before you throw something away, think about other ways you could use it. I have many repurposed items serving their new function just fine.
  • Before you buy something, think about how you will use it, where you will store it, and whether it will really add value to your life.

People who collect clutter (hoarders) are not following Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. They are merely using their home as a place to throw things away. So let's review Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle:

  • Reduce. Try not to add to your possessions. What you don't acquire, you can't throw away.
  • Re-use. Can you repurpose something, even if you must modify it, rather than throw it away? An example is cutting a plastic gallon vinegar bottle to make a plastic scoop (or dust pan). Of course, you can recycle that bottle also....
  • Recycle. Items that go into the recycle bin must be clean (that often means using water). Recycling does not eliminate your environmental footprint, it slightly reduces it. Don't use "I recycle" as an excuse to over-acquire.

These three words are in that particular order for a reason. You may have already known that reason before reading this article. If you have read to this point and still do not know that reason, take a nap and then revisit the question.

The slogan is missing an important word. Can you think of what that is? Hint: It should be inserted between Reduce and Re-use. Now do you know?

Yes, Repair!

I save at least a thousand dollars a year by repairing things. In a few instances in a given year I have saved several thousand dollars. An example is a problem I had with my deck. There was railing and post rot plus green mold all over the railings, and one corner near the house was low so water would flow toward the house. I got estimates ranging from $5,000 to $8,000. All were for replacing the deck. I pulled up two planks and found the problem with the corner. I had a package of wooden wedges already here, so used a couple of those and a small sledge hammer to reset that corner. The rot? I removed the rotten bits and used a $10 can of wood putty to fill in and seal the rot removal sites. I already had a jug of "apply once, no more mold ever" so applied that to the rails.

Being able to repair appliances means you can keep them for ridiculously long times. For example, I still have the clothes dryer I bought in 1989 even though I do several loads of laundry throughout the week. I've done some repairs on it rather than buy a new one. It does help that I never dry clothes completely in it and never use high heat. That high heat not only destroys the fibers in your clothes (or whatever you are drying), it destroys the drum seal if used often enough. After 31 years, that dryer works like new. If I'd replaced it every 8 years, that would be about 4 dryers by now. At $600 each, that's $2400 I have saved. The repair parts add up to an insignificant amount.

You may not have the skills to repair major (or even minor appliances), computers, clothing, furniture, etc., but you can learn these. Thirty years ago, I did not know how to repair a leaking dishwasher because I had never had one leak. But as someone who is owned by a home, I have not only repaired leaks but extended dishwasher life to an absurd extent. I've replaced various valves and even the motor drum (big job, that). With even a basic toolset (and sewing kit), you can repair most items around your home. I used to rely on handyman articles I had clipped, advice from an uncle, or just learning as I go based on the craft capability I had developed. Today, I tend to watch a YouTube video or two before performing a repair I am not familiar with. If it's a particularly gnarly repair, I have my laptop right there and use it as a guide (after having watched two or three good videos so I know what to expect).

I like to think of myself as a person who can repair anything. Because that is almost true! Of course, there comes a time when a repair just doesn't make sense. Any of us can decide to develop skill in this money-saving, environment-friendly activity. If you already have skills, offer to teach someone who does not. That kind of "pay it forward" can be a real serotonin booster (serotonin is the "happiness hormone").

5. Security tip

Sorry, I left the Security Tip out of the previous issue. So here are two:

Tip 1:

The socialist election scam has garnered much attention lately, but it is far from the only scam going. Scams involving the Quick Response Code (QR Code) have exploded onto the scene lately. The lawlessness of the socialists this year on top of the economic damage done by a pointless economic shutdown in reaction to the overhyped CV-19 pandemic has provided both the encouragement and motivation to steal.

Malwarebytes has a good article about this:

Tip 2:

Scammers are now using a delivery address that matches the credit card holder's information. They are able to do this if they live reasonably close to the cardholder. They may scope out the place to determine when the cardholder goes to work and stop by during the absence to snag the package. Or, they may just monitor the "live tracking" they signed up for and snag that package seconds after the driver leaves. They may even greet the driver and actually sign for the package, since now so many online merchants deliver nearly everything "Signature Required".

If that last scenario happens, the cardholder is on the hook for the merchandise.  In either two of the first scenarios, the merchant often takes a loss; this isn't right, and everyone needs to help stop fraud. Put a sign on your door that says, "Driver, check ID before accepting signature". If you can put it on the inside glass of your storm door and lock your storm door, the thief cannot easily remove it. There is a chance the driver won't see the sign or will disregard it. You can take this to the next level with another sign:

"All carriers: No packages are legitimately sent here. Do not deliver. Return all to sender". Post three copies, for a while. And then make sure you don't have any packages delivered to your residence. Use a UPS Store box, Mailboxes, etc. box, or something other than your own address. UPS has a program that allows CVS stores and grocery stores to accept your packages for you, to be picked up at your convenience. The program is free.

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

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Is it healthy for humans to not eat meat?

I first started scaling back my meat consumption for ethical reasons. The production of meat takes enormous amounts of land, water, oil (with today's methods), and other resources beyond what's needed to provide the same nutrition from non-meat sources. So instead of ample meat with a couple meals a day, I cut back on portions and then on frequency. At some point, I just stopped eating it. That was at least ten years ago.

During my dietary change, I read about meat extensively. I found that, at least in the USA, it is contaminated with endocrine modifiers, neurotoxins, and other substances that are injurious to your health. For those who love a good hamburger, you need to be alerted to the fact it contains significant amounts of feces. Hot dogs are even worse.

Meat advocates say  things like:

  • You'll get all doughy looking on a meat-free diet. From my photos, you can see that is not true. You will get all doughy on a grain-based diet.
  • You need meat to build muscle. Again, not true.
  • You need meat for protein, iron, this, that, and the other thing. Nope, not true.

Although we can eat meat, our bodies do not need it. The one nutrient that meat easily supplies but is nearly impossible to get from non-meat foods is vitamin B-12. But if you look at any multivitamin, it contains multiples of the RDA of B-12. You can also buy B-12 supplements, but many other supplements are already loaded up with it. Check your supplement labels and see how many hundreds of times the RDA of B-12 you are already getting.

What about Thanksgiving without turkey? That works just fine for me. It's a tradition, not a law, that people eat turkey on Thanksgiving. It is also true that this begins the annual gorging that adds 20lbs of fat to the typical American body. So the last thing you want to to is have Thanksgiving turkey (and all that goes with it). Be thankful every day, and on this special day put the focus on being thankful for America rather than on how much damage you can do to your health through endocrine system abuse (via those candied cranberries, among other things) and excessive calorie consumption.

The typical American would see ten orders of magnitude health improvement by replacing grain and meat (which is typically grain-fed, BTW) with fruits, vegetables, organic eggs, beans, and rice (or similar substitutes for wheat, corn, and soy, such as quinoa). Imagine a country in which colon cancer no longer existed, because instead of having 6 lbs of undigested red meat fermenting on their colon by age 54 Americans had a clean GI tract at that age. And that's just one example. Of course, I must mention here that the primary cause of colon cancer today is the consumption of hydrogenated oil; that's what comes in the Crisco can and it's in nearly all baked goods. That fermenting meat, however, isn't helping. If you exclude wheat from your diet, you will almost certainly exclude the hydrogenated oil. Then meat eating becomes your major risk factor for colon cancer.

There is no question that a plant-based diet is healthier than a meat-based one. Especially if you eliminate the toxic grains such as wheat, corn, and soy.

So yes, it is healthy for humans to not eat meat.


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

A little over a decade ago, I read that only 20% of college freshmen can pass a test of Standard Written English. Given the various stupidity programs passed off as "education" and the low standards applied to written "communication" in the interim, that percentage has likely gotten worse. Those of us Americans who can adequately use our own language are a dying breed. Read this issue's Thought for the Day to understand more about the consequences of this.

8. Thought for the Day

"If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant. If what is said is not what Is meant, then what must be done is undone. If this remains undone, morals and art will disintegrate. If justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion." - Confucius


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The views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by socialists or other brainwashed individuals. That's because they live in an alternate reality and have not bothered to learn the basics of how life works.

Except where noted, this e-newsletter is entirely the work of Mark Lamendola. Anything presented as fact can be independently verified. Where sources are 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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