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Mindconnection eNL, 2021-01-03


In this issue:
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. Engage brain to prevent infection.

1. Good News

Item 1. Several Democrats in Congress have publicly spoken out against the election fraud and other crimes being committed by the Socialist Party. One even spoke out against the socialist known as AOC for jumping to the head of the line to get a Covid vaccination. Just as the "Democratic" Party was hijacked from within, a rising tide of pushback against the insanity is coming from within. That could mean if Biden/Harris are successful in stealing the election, they will also be powerless to enact the zaniest, most destructive parts of the socialist agenda.

Item 2. The socialist known as AOC has attacked senior socialists in her party (Schumer and Pelosi, most notably) and that has put her in a precarious position. She followed that "brilliant" move with her vaccine stunt. She is making herself radioactive, even to the socialists who gave her the office she holds. The good news is she will likely be marginalized for the rest of her two-year term at which point the socialists will rig the election in her district to cause her to "lose" instead of rigging it to cause her to "win".

Item 3. Senator John Hawley of Missouri has committed to challenging the Electoral College results of the ginned-up election. For the challenge to move forward, at least one member of each chamber must commit to challenging the results. Several members of the House have already done so. Despite all of the egregious law-breaking to this point, the caper has not yet completely avoided every fatal obstacle presented by the 12th Amendment. And now the 74 million and plus voters who were disenfranchised by the fraud may soon have our rights restored. If we don't, then it's a situation of taxation without representation. If that's where politicians (including that awful Chief Justice) want to leave things, they would be at odds with the vast majority of decent, hard-working Americans.


2. Product Highlight

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3. Brainpower tip


Libtards are notorious for excluding all facts except irrelevant ones when making a decision or when spewing one of their ridiculous arguments. But the irrelevancy problem also befalls intelligent people. You may not have noticed it much but it has very likely affected you. This kind of thing can creep up on a person.

What to do: Before reaching a conclusion, determine which facts are relevant. Exclude those that are not. Now you have a set of facts that may vary in weight. Suppose you bought a $900 item and it stopped working. Your goal is to get a replacement or refund with the least amount of time and hassle. So what facts would be relevant to the service person you contact and in which order should you present them? Which facts will have little bearing on the outcome whether included or not?

What about solving a dispute? We had a dispute with a vendor who billed us for what we ordered rather than for what they shipped. Their billing did not provide any means of tying the amount to a particular order, and several orders simply did not ship. We had tracking numbers for the ones that we ordered, and from those determined what actually shipped. They insisted there was no way they could have not shipped any units they prepped for us (the software loaded onto these items is the major cost component) yet there were X units unaccounted for. After a week of going back and forth with them and answering irrelevant questions, I made a conclusive determination.

How did I do that? I created a spreadsheet of all sold units, returns, and inventory. The net of these equals the total units shipped by them. Then I tallied up the cost of the net shipped units to arrive at what we would owe if we had never paid them. After that, I went into our payment method and generated a report of all payments made to them. The sum of those payments subtracted from the cost of the net shipped units equals our balance on account. They were off by quite a bit, and not in our favor. With my rep, I worked out a solution to this vendor's irregular methods of billing and accounting to avoid confusion in the future.

The takeaway: Sorting out the problem and devising a solution for the future were both made possible by determining which facts were relevant to the question.

In my late teens, I started studying karate. I quickly learned what was relevant in sparring, because being slow to catch on is painful. Focusing on what is relevant has helped me quickly sort problems that had vexed others for years, and this pattern has been with me for as long as I can remember. It's a way of being. If you find yourself derailed by irrelevancies, make a point of ignoring things that don't really matter. Be consistent, and this will be an automatic response.

Your feelings are not relevant. Many times in a disagreement, people let the anger they feel at being mistreated enter into the "discussion". How upset you are is not relevant.

Let's say John and Erica are married, and John leaves his underpants on the floor instead of putting them in the hamper. Erica may take this juvenile behavior as a personal insult, but she shouldn't. The problem she wants to solve is John's failure to put his underpants in the hamper. A simple (but not optimal) solution is to tell John if she has to pick them up, she will throw them in the trash. And then do that. If John retaliates, what should Erica do? Again stick with the relevant facts. The most relevant fact is underpants go in the hamper, not on the floor. The second most relevant fact is John must solve the problem of leaving them on the floor.

Whatever the problem is, you can't solve it efficiently or perhaps even correctly by considering irrelevant facts. The other side of that coin is you must include all relevant facts, especially those that do not support your initial hypothesis. Always define the issue that is under consideration. And then research what facts are germane to that issue.

Erica originally thought John doesn't love her, because she finds this behavior disrespectful. But is that disrespect aimed at her? Is it even disrespect at all? So she asks John's mother out for coffee and asks about this. "Oh, I was always after that boy to put his shoes away instead of leaving them at the door for people to trip over. When he was 14, I went into his room to get the laundry hamper and it was empty. There were dirty clothes all over the floor. I didn't pick them up, and he ran out of clean clothes. When he complained about this, I told him I wash only what's in his hamper."

Now Erica has relevant facts that change her view of the situation. She was the one at fault, because unlike John's mother she picked up his dirty underwear from the floor and washed it. Throwing it away is wasteful, but since she shares a bedroom with John it's not an option to leave those things on the floor. Her new solution? Simply put John's dirty underpants back into his underpants drawer. If John wants them washed, he will have to put them in the hamper; same as when he lived at home with his mom and dad. Can you think of other solutions? Are they relevant to the problem?

4. Finance tip

This could be a brainpower tip or security tip, too.

Watching that video is a brain-empowering act. If you take action based on the insight you gain from that video, you will take a big step toward protecting your financial security. If you pass that video to as many people as you can and ask them to also take action then together we help protect our collective financial security.

5. Security tip

Facebook has long been a "do not enter" zone for "in the know" people concerned about their personal security, financial well-being, and limited time on earth. And with Zuckerberg's aggressive participation in the socialist coup, many thinking people have quit using this parasite. But if you are still among the Facebook faithful, perhaps a little more information on its dangers will help you join the boycott.

See this article:

It's just another in the long line of reasons to say Face Slap or Butt Book instead of Facebook. And to get it completely out of your life.

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

See my climbing videos here:

See this article:

Key takeaways:

  1. Fitness isn't an extra thing you do if you have spare time for it. Fitness is your way of life. That's why I do not skip meals and do not skip workouts. I schedule other things around them rather than try to squeeze them in "if I can." People who "don't have time" to eat properly or train just don't have their priorities straight. Yet.
  2. Training sessions alone do not suffice. I engage in many physical activities. Seasonally, there is the outdoor stuff such as pruning, mowing, raking, shoveling, landscape repairs, gardening. I do home improvement and repair projects. I also climb regularly. Among other things on my long list of activities I play with my cat. Housework, doing things with my significant other, and just doing some new physical activity to try it out; all of these help.
  3. Be in it for the long haul. When I set out on my "no more disease" quest in the mid-1960s, I had a life-long trajectory in mind. In climbing, there are often problems I could climb if I wanted to risk an injury. But I have nothing to prove so I don't bother with them. This will allow me to climb regularly for perhaps three more decades (most people give up at about age 30).
  4. Pay attention to your body. Arnold taught me this (not personally, it was something he said publicly). Adjust your activity and even your training so you don't overdo it.
  5. Find something what works well for you. I hate back squats. They are dangerous and difficult to do properly. I do front squats, instead. For my training, I use dumbbells, barbells, a chinning bar, a lat pull-down accessory, a leg curl accessory, bands, bodyweight, and some other items. I don't use kettle bells, because I already have what I like and don't need to go there. But for some people, kettle bells are do bomb. I've designed each of my workouts and follow the same ones rather than make something up each time. These workouts get modified over time, but gradually. Find what works for you, and stick with it.
  6. Don't get mired down in complex meal practices. Focus on eating high quality food and not skipping meals.
  7. Be free of the need for outside motivation. When I started my quest, nobody cared so nobody was supportive. As it went on, I endured ridicule and other forms of opposition. I was not doing this for the approval of others. I was doing it for myself. And now I have the approval of others anyhow. On my last climbing session before writing this, I was climbing with someone I hadn't previously climbed with. A couple of hours into it, we were looking at what to climb next when he made a comment that I must be really serious about my training; "Your arms really show it." That was nice to hear, but I train regardless of what anyone says.
  8. It's not about reaching a goal. Some guys will train and train until they can bench their own body weight. Mission accomplished, they train less and less until they are not training at all. I passed that body weight thing decades ago, and it wasn't even a goal. I don't train to reach some end point and graduate from training. I train for many of the same reasons I eat and sleep.

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

There is a strong correlation between age and a decrease in male testosterone levels. But correlation is not causation. This correlation exists because of the accumulative effects of poor habits and poor choices, such as chronic intake of endocrine modifiers and lack of commitment to a rigorous physical training program.

8. Thought for the Day

"The man who knows the truth is not equal to the man who loves the truth. The man who loves the truth is not equal to the man who delights in it." - 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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