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Mindconnection eNL, 2021-04-03


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1. Good News

  1. This story shows the courage of a family dog and how the family views bears after the attack. Very uplifting.
  2. On 23 March, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a bill by a 58-35 vote to investigate the fraud in its 2020 elections. In the libtard "reality" there was no fraud, a clear indication the fraud was massive. If this assembly does its job with even 10% competence, the findings will startle anyone who believes a mentally retarded man with advanced dementia (and no accomplishments in nearly 50 years of public "service") campaigned from his basement and beat a wildly popular incumbent who brought peace to the Middle East and a 50 year low to unemployment in the USA.

    To Joe's "credit", he did accomplish something: He managed to be the only person on Team Obama to object to going into Pakistan to take out Osama Bin Laden. His objections were strenuous, but stupid. And we know how that story ended.
  3. In his third term as Vice President, Joe "Brainless" Biden has waged war on America. The silver lining there is the damage is so bad and the smell so foul, millions of people who formerly were fooled by the lamestream media lies are turning toward truth and reality instead. Some analysts are predicting that even with the rampant cheating that socialists use to "win" our fake "elections" the socialists will lose the House and the Senate in 2022.

    Not because elections actually work, but these hateful people fear the rest of us. They fear being dragged from their homes by angry, disenfranchised, abused victims. Their solution may be to "lose" enough "elections" to pacify the populace. Once they do this, there will be a window in which election reform laws can be passed at the federal level. If that happens and it is strong enough, then President Harris may be limited to four years as POTUS instead of twelve. And that would be very good news indeed. If Chancellor Pelosi is no longer Chancellor after 2022, then President Harris can be impeached and the Republican Speaker of the House would finish her term. Great news! If only the Germans had been so lucky in the 1930s. Their socialist party was not turned out, and we know how badly that ended.-
  4. Chief Injustice John Roberts, who apparently had both his spine and his testicles surgically removed, recently took a stand against the socialists. While this development is inexplicable, it is encouraging. A socialist leader,  "Up" Chuck Schumer, publicly made threats against Gorsuch and Kavanaugh (by name!). While Schumer was not arrested for this (he is above the law), his crime did earn him a public rebuke from Roberts. And it was not a mild rebuke.
  5. Iowa has just gotten safer. Citizens there can buy and carry guns without permits. You can expect many Iowa rapists to move to criminal protection places like New Jersey and Illinois, where law-abiding citizens are pretty much defenseless against violent psychopaths.
  6. Since President Harris took office, the free states (those not under socialist rule) have passed a flurry of laws on election reform. They have also passed a flurry of laws protecting citizens from the insanity spewing forth from Chancellor Pelosi's sick little mind into various illegal federal laws.
  7. As the free states progress toward more and more protection from the socialist nutjobs, psychopaths, and whackos who run lamestream media, public "education", all three legislative branches, and Big Tech / Big Brother, they are also forming a country within a country. They are forming a very strong core. The diseased parts of the country, having rejected our Constitution, are falling apart as dissension and unhappiness among their enslaved subjects grows. What the socialists forget when they launched their civil war is that every action and an equal and opposite reaction. And now, the counter insurgency is pushing back. The free states outnumber the socialist ones and because we have the Rule of Law we are immune to the internal rot that is setting upon the socialist states. This has many Americans optimistic about the future.


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3. Brainpower tip


Is your home intelligence-friendly?

Consider two homes, one occupied by Mike and one occupied by Holly.

Mike has a 70-inch TV dominating one wall of his living room. It's always on, as is the TV in his kitchen. Aside from long strings of dust, Mike doesn't have much hanging on his walls. There is stuff piled everywhere. You're lucky if you can find even a small clear spot on his kitchen countertops. His closets and drawers are full, so he has things just stacked on the floor or on wire racks he bought to help him organize the mess. A bowl of stale chips is sitting out on his coffee table. He makes sure the place smells good though, he's got plug-in air fresheners located strategically throughout the house.

Holly does not own a TV. When a visitor arrives, she apologizes for "the mess" and then quickly puts away the crossword puzzle book that was sitting on her coffee table (she puts it with one of the books she is currently reading). She has several book shelves, and they are full even though she gave away nearly every book she owned only a few years ago.  She offers her guest a piece of fruit from the fruit bowl that is on her dining table. Except for a coffee maker and a microwave oven, her kitchen countertops are clear. Even her dish rack is put away. But her guest is back in the living room examining one of the several beautiful paintings. There is zero clutter, which allows Holly to clean thoroughly on a regular basis. Her place smells good, even though there are no chemical "air fresheners".

Do you see which home is more intelligence-friendly and why?

  • Mike doesn't read or do any kind of puzzles or other brain teasers. Holly doesn't watch television, but is an active puzzle player and an avid reader.
  • She has fruit readily available, real food has a prominence in her home. Mike eats chips, which have the opposite effect that real food does on mental and physical health.
  • Mike has a clutter problem. Clutter creates mental noise, often inhibiting the ability to think clearly. Holly is careful to to avoid buying too many things. She allows only so much room for stuff, and routinely gets rid of stuff she no longer uses by selling it online or giving it away.
  • Holly has no need of an "air freshener" wick or spray. They don't "freshen" the air, they contaminate it with toxic chemicals. They can mask other problems that need attention, while also poisoning the air you breath.

I did not go into an exhaustive analysis. I just wanted to give you two examples to get you thinking about that opening question. I'm not suggesting that everyone who watches any television is stupid, or that people must be puzzle players to be smart. I am saying that the more you stimulate your mind the sharper it will be, and the more you anesthetize it the duller it will be.

In the examples, I assumed single people living alone. Add to that mix a spouse, a cat, a dog, two children, etc., and more choices must be made. Do you take time to totally focus on your cat, or do you just give her a few minutes of distracted attention each day? Do you yak on your cell phone while walking your dog, or are you giving the dog your undivided attention? Yakking versus bonding, it's a no-brainer. Do you sit down as a family for at least one meal each day and truly listen to each other? Do Mom and Dad help with the homework by adding examples, explaining concepts, or asking questions? Do you engage in at least some projects together? All of these behaviors can make a home more intelligence-friendly.

Think about what you might do differently or even do more of what you're already doing, to make your home more intelligence-friendly. Maybe discuss this with a friend. You may come up with some excellent ideas.

4. Finance tip

The Tax Reform Act of 2017, the greatest legislation signed into law since the 1964 Civil Rights Act (and some say it surpasses even that), has been panned and denigrated by libtards, socialists, and other people who don't bother even trying to understand reality. Most of them are both semi-literate and really bad with math.

The libtards predicted the new law would produce massive cheating on the 1040 tax system because millions of individuals would incorporate and take advantage of the reduced (to 20%) corporate tax rate. This prediction requires having the reality distortion ray set way past "stun." Of course, this prediction did not come true. There was no way it ever would have come true. You can't just set up an LLC or Subchapter S as a sham business, and even if you did it would be a pass-through entity subject to the personal tax rate not the corporate one.

This prediction was a deliberate misreading of the tax bill induced by a non-thinking reaction to it based solely on who sponsored it rather than its substance. But that is how all their predictions have been over the past 60 years or more.

The "I pay more because of them" argument

Every time there's any effort to scale back the burden of the IRS or the 1040 system, the libtards ignore all the other taxes (the ones that actually fund the government) and repeat the tired old argument that somehow tax cheaters are cheating other taxpayers. They equate legislated reduction in 1040 burden as "tax cheating". Even if it were, their argument has no basis in reality. My taxes do not go up just because someone else found a way to cheat on their 1040. It is not that case that X money is needed and collected each year, with those who pay making up the difference for those who do not.

If this asinine argument were true, then we would not have a massive federal debt. Or even a small one.

As you probably know, the 1040 is only a tiny portion of taxes we pay. Most 1040 filers don't pay any 1040 tax, they get back what was withheld. It does not fund the government, and in fact the whole system reduces overall federal revenue. This is yet another reason that tired old argument holds no water.

Spending and debt

What does increase your taxes is brazen stealing like the recent spending orgy bill cynically called the America Rescue Plan. This $1.9 trillion (or whatever it is) abomination does provide some help for people, yes. Like millions of dollars going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their pet projects in Africa. And there's a lot of social engineering funding and other funding for unpopular, zany projects that libtards can't get funded any other way.

We don't feel the spending directly or instantly. That's because the govt can float X amount of debt (keep moving it along in the books without actually paying it, sort of like trade credit or credit card balance transfers). The rest must be paid for with scams like US Treasury Bonds (guaranteed to lose value), dozens of other taxes being levied and/or raised, and of course THE BIG TAX that we call inflation. There is no way to cheat on the inflation tax, and it's the one that primarily funds the government. Imagine if you could take 7 or 8% of all the dollar-based assets every year. If there are $50 trillion dollars in circulation and you devalue each of them by 8% that is $4 trillion. But the debt that's being floated is corrosive. It seems that debt can be floated indefinitely, but there's a cost to doing so. And it's far from inconsequential.

End the IRS

Now, I am not advocating that people cheat on their 1040. The purpose of that system is to subjugate the population through systematic abuse and terrorism. IRS often picks out innocent targets and goes to extreme lengths to destroy them. That's with no evidence of wrongdoing or taxes owed. Think what they can do if they have a legitimate excuse! You may remember The Borg from Star Trek The Next Generation. IRS is like that, unrelenting.

I believe the best way to rid us of this terrorist organization is to eliminate the perceived need for them. If nobody cheats on their taxes and IRS loses 90% of cases, it's going to become clear that their "policing" isn't needed. The argument they currently use for their existence as a govt entity is they are needed to "administer" the system and "catch cheaters". If there are no cheaters, or practically so, this argument fails.

Let me put IRS into perspective by comparing them to the state income tax authorities where I live (in Kansas). We don't have a state version of these thugs in KS. We have an income tax, people just pay it. This income tax is actually revenue-positive. There aren't any long court battles, and state employees are not going around destroying businesses and families.

Nor do companies here have an entire floor of accountants and another entire floor of attorneys to deal with the KS DOR. But with the IRS, these companies must be armed to the teeth at all times. This cost is repeated throughout corporate America, and it has a dampening effect on the economy. It's lumped in with the "compliance costs" and those costs add up to something like 15X what the IRS collects (the lowest credible estimates I have seen are at 5X, but many studies point to a number at least 12X with some at 18X). Since there is no easy way to collect compliance cost data, and most such costs are hidden, it takes a team of forensic accountants, statisticians, and other experts to put together an estimate.

I'm going with the 15X figure, because I dealt with IRS for 17 long years of their abuse. I know they spent at least $25 million trying to collect phantom taxes I never owed. I think I paid them an extra $6,000 over what I actually owed, but if they had left me alone during those 17 years my extra earnings would have produced at least a quarter million dollars in revenue for the Treasury. That's a factor of about 42X, not 15X.

By contrast, the KS income tax is something like 95% efficient or you could say it operates at 0.05X what it brings in rather than 15X. Most states with an income tax have similar numbers. I had a mistake on my KS income tax one year, and guess what happened? Nobody put a lien on my SSN, nobody raided my checking account, no armed thugs showed up at my door, none of my friends or business associates received a 4-inch thick stack of forms to fill out regarding me, the mailman did not bring me a series of threatening letters I had to sign for, nobody called me at 2 in the morning threatening to kill me. With IRS, all this and more happened. With KS? A very pleasant gentleman called me and told me what the discrepancy was. He then told me why it was, and said it was probably just a clerical mistake. He then said if I filed an amended form with the correction and the payment due, all would be well. I asked how much time I had, was it only 10 days? He laughed and said he would trust me to send it in within a reasonable time.

Putting it together

From the above, any intelligent person would immediately understand that reducing audit risk (e.g., using $12,000 standard deduction), clarifying tax code language, and simplifying the tax code would really boost the economy. If you can get those compliance costs down to only 3X or 4X what IRS brings in, you have made enormous progress. But so-called "progressives" hate anything that smacks of actual progress. If you bring those costs down to the level most states enjoy, then the purpose of the system shifts from terrorism to tax collection. You could make the top tax bracket 5% and make all income under $1 million free from the 1040 tax, and you would bring in vastly more in net than the system does now. In fact, the system could merely pay out instead of collecting taxes and the Treasury would have more coming in than it does now. This tax has no justification, and neither does the IRS.

You need to understand where the 1040 system and the IRS actually fit into the scheme of things, and defend any effort to reduce the devastating effects they both have on the national economy and on many innocent individuals. When you hear people say stupid things like we need to "raise taxes" (increase the amounts levied by the 1040 system) due to grossly irresponsible spending by Congress, you are hearing the "cover story" for empowering a terrorist organization to inflict more pain on more people for more subjugation. The more wrongdoing against this country and its citizens, the more subjugation effort is needed. And that means cloaking it in talk of "higher taxes".

I'm not against taxes. We need them. I am against using taxes as an excuse for the kind of barbaric behavior routinely engaged in by the whackos at the IRS. That organization should have absolutely nothing to do with  tax administration or collection. The sooner the day comes that they don't, the better our national finances will be.

5. Security tip

Joe Biden is in his third term as Vice President with de facto President Kamala Harris showing those who voted in the Democratic Party Primary that their flat rejection of her means nothing. While she and her sock puppet Brainless Biden run amok thanks to protection from Chancellor Pelosi, Propaganda Minister Chuck Schumer, and spine removal /testicle removal surgery survivor Chief Justice Roberts, other criminals are taking note.

One segment of these "other criminals" is making a play on the massive federal spending that is "justified" by economic damage from the government's response to Covid-19. Along with all of the leftwing agenda items in the latest farce of a "rescue" bill are some funds earmarked for actual financial relief to injured individuals in the form of "stimulus checks". This segment of these other criminals targets people who are expecting to receive a stimulus check. You may be one such person.

While the alleged reason for contacting you is new, it's the same old method of ripping people off. It may involve:

  • Some shyster calling you on the phone, similar to those calls from "Microsoft Support" where they want $99 to fix your computer (even though nothing is wrong with it). Solution: Hang up.
  • An official-looking e-mail, perhaps even from the lRS. Did I type Eye RS or ell RS? You probably cannot tell by looking (I typed ell). They may say your check is delayed due to verification requirements. You can solve the problem by clicking the link provided. Solution: Delete the e-mail. The IRS does not contact people via e-mail, whether the abbreviation is spelled correctly or not.
  • A text message with a link. Solution: Delete the text.
  • A snail mailed letter or form. This is the most expensive method, but also the most effective. If you receive such a thing, look for verification on it before proceeding. Is there a valid phone number to call? What happens when you enter that phone number into a search engine query online (don't use Google for this purpose)? What happens if you call, do you get someone on a cell phone? Is the letter free of typos? Does it sound like a government bureaucrat wrote it, or does it sound like some Pakistani scammer wrote it while working at his family's gas station? What is the return address on the envelope and what is the mail-in address for the form? Enter the address into your browser's address bar and see what shows up. Do a street view of it.

If anyone contacts you about increasing the size of your stimulus check, don't take the bait. The size is not something you can have any effect on whatsoever. Greed is often used to snag a victim. If any pitch has an appeal to greed, it's a scam.

Now all that said, remember that the socialists will continue to pump out "stimulus" checks in an effort to fool people into believing the government is "helping America recover". But those checks are funded by currency devaluation, which means you're still paying for them. Yes, emergency aid is good. What is not good is bribing people into acquiescence using their own money. Anyone who has something of value to offer does not need to resort to this slight of hand deception. The fact the socialists are doing this informs you they are up to no good.

So protect yourself and your loved ones from "these other criminals" but don't forget the socialists I mentioned in the opening paragraph. They are not "a threat" to your financial security, they are already actively corroding it. While it is not possible to vote them out of office because we no longer have valid elections, we can vote against their private sector supporters.

  • Do you have a Facebook account? Cancel it. And for your reason, state that Mark Zuckerberg is an offense to all decent American citizens or that you detest Mark Zuckerberg's socialist activism using Facebook itself as a tool of destruction. Zuckerberg can be removed by the board. That's what happened to the CEO of Uber, because he was such a bad actor. But he wasn't nearly as bad as Zuckerberg.
  • Are you a member of AARP? Cancel that membership and join the non-socialist alternative, AMAC.
  • Are you a member of Harry's or The Dollar Shave Club? Quit, and buy yourself an old fashioned double-edged safety razor. You will save more than 50% on shaving supplies and you will send a message to a company that gave half a million dollars to a terrorist group during the violent summer of 2020.
  • Look at your purchases. How many of those companies are active socialist aggressors? Big tech companies are nearly all in that category. Find alternative sources.

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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I read recently that the AARP (Socialist Society Robbing Retired People) published this statistic: "The average American is on 4 prescription medications by the age of 40".

Ooh, sounds scary. My first reaction was, "I'm not on any prescription meds and I am half again that age. Cheers for me!"

I spoke with my sister shortly after that, and brought this up. Now keep in mind that I am usually the one to shoot holes in statistics. First, she said people often say "the average person does X" rather than "On average, people do X". And an average can easily be skewed by a few outliers. Consider someone with diabetes, for example.

Here are some prescriptions that generally don't get considered when people think of prescriptions:

  • Prescription eye glasses. Nobody escapes vision degradation.
  • Prescription eye drops. As you age, "dry eye" becomes a problem. OTC drops are not for everyone.
  • Prescription dental rise. Often given after certain dental procedures or as a preventative over a specific, limited period.

And what about these allergy drugs I take periodically? They are over the counter now, but they used to be available only by prescription:

  • Clarinex.
  • Nasal steroid (I switch brands every so often).

Or what if a doctor tells you to take something regularly to treat or cure a condition? For example, after reviewing my Vitamin D blood assay Dr. Cohen told me to take sublingual D3. It cured my low gamma globulin and my sun hypersensitivity. Was that a prescription?

This same doctor told me, since I am vegetarian, to use an amino acid complex to ensure I get enough aminos. He described aminos as "the protein without the calories" because he was very aware that my having low body fat was important to me. I like to be ripped all year around, and an amino acid complex makes that possible. And I started on it only because this doctor reviewed my particulars and told me to get started on it.

Then there's the Covid-19 vaccine, by which I mean broccoli, kale, spinach, apples, pears, oranges, sweet potatoes, and other real food. It's highly effective, far more so than the injections now being administered. Those injections are by prescription, and because they are less safe and less effective than the actual vaccine, should we count the actual vaccine as a prescription? It also prevents about 15,000 other diseases and conditions.

When you come across statistics, don't take them at face value. They can be very misleading. The original reference would make you think nearly everyone at age 40 is taking 4 prescriptions and that is bad. But there simply is not enough information to draw any useful conclusions. These "average person" statistics invite you to compare yourself to others, a practice that is both pointless and harmful. You could feel inferior for no valid reason or you could feel superior to others also for no valid reason.

Create your own benchmarks, and let input from others help you do that. You should train to have your own best body, not aspire to beat some average or meet some goal that is too much of a stretch for you (or not enough).

Suppose you've been sedentary and would like to start training at a gym. But you feel intimidated.

Gymtimidation happens not because buff people are in the gym. It happens because people who aren't buff feel they don't measure up. The thing is, everybody starts somewhere. Is that person with the ripped abs looking at you and thinking you're too fat? Most likely, that person didn't notice you but if she or he did the thought was probably, "I love to see people take up this lifestyle." Rather than look down on you, they feel you have added to their sense of happiness. If you compare yourself to yourself after 90 days in, you will have something to brag about. If you walk up to the guy with the huge shoulders and say, "What do you think of my before and after pictures?" that person is not going to say you look puny. That person is going to marvel at how far you have come, and tell you to keep going.

If you've been training for a long time and yet haven't seen improvement lately, is that bad? It depends on where you are and where you have been. It also depends on what is realistic for you.

If "average person" statistics have been screwing with your mind, make a point of ignoring them as you go forward. If you are doing the right things, you don't need to measure up against anyone else.


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

Does your area offer curbside recycling pickup? If so, do you know all the rules? Much of what goes into those bins cannot be recycled and may even spoil the entire truckload. Pizza boxes, olive oil bottles, and take-out cartons are among the main culprits..

8. Thought for the Day

When I was a kid, parents used to tell their children that if they applied themselves they could be anything they want. They could even be President of the United States. Today, telling children such a thing could cause them to have nightmares. They would need to have no honor, no ethics, no intelligence, and a visceral hatred of this country. Most kids are not up for that. So offer them a positive vision of their future, instead.


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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).

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