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Mindconnection eNL, 2021-12-05


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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: Where the Intel is Good

  1. Samsung is building a factory in Tyler, TX. It's a $17 billion advanced chip-manufacturing plant that is expected to create 2,000 direct high-tech jobs. This is an example of a larger pattern. Wealth creators are migrating from the socialist states to the free states or choosing to locate in a free state to begin with.
  2. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has stepped down. Perhaps this platform will stop its assault on people who are not socialists or America-haters. Dorsey wasn't ousted, and he'll remain on the Board of Directors until his term ends in another year or so. He's still the CEO of Square, but Square did not engage in Cancel Culture or abet the coup as Twitter did. It is possible that Dorsey, seeing the massive number of account closings in response to Twitter's unethical and immoral behavior, believes a change of CEO will save the company. Let's hope it doesn't.
  3. What about graphene oxide in the jab? Here's an expert analysis:
  4. The People's Republic of Minnesota is so far gone that many patriots have considered it a lost cause. But even there, anti-socialist sentiment is on the rise and getting legs under it. Recently, Comrade Brainless made a stop there and was greeted with the anger any sane person would expect in response to his Destroy America campaign. Not only did protestors hold up Go Brandon signs, many protestors held up signs showing support for the man who actually won the 2020 election if you remove the fraud. Read the whole story here:
  5. If the momentum carries the PRM across the finish line to free state status, it will be GAME OVER for the socialists. That would be the best news since they began their war on this country in 1912. It is just a shame that it's taken over 100 years for them to finally self-destruct. The cost in blood and treasure has been immense. Their posterboy Wilson gave us both World Wars and the IRS; he was never tried for his crimes against humanity.
  6. Federal judges across the country are ruling that the population control measure known as "the vax" aka "the jab" cannot be mandated. If people want to play Russian roulette and possibly "win" by taking themselves out (and thereby removing one carbon-spewing person from the population), that is their personal decision. It's good to know that while the executive branch considers human beings a pestilence, the judicial branch is repeatedly reaffirming our value as living beings.
  7. After two court orders, a federal agency suspended its Russian roulette mandate. Read the full story here:
  8. They got 42,000 adverse reactions and still call it "safe". This is what happens when socialists and other psychopaths are given positions of influence or power. Read more here:
  9. Why are we even talking about Covid or forcing a "vaccine" on people? Covid is not a public health threat, and that fact has been firmly established from the data. A statistically insignificant percentage of people who are otherwise healthy ever die from it. The real public health threat are people like Fauci with his idiotic and deadly recommendations. And people like Joe Biden; watch how many people freeze to death this winter when the anti-fossil fuel madness prevents them from properly heating their homes. You can bet the White House will be kept warm; socialists believe that sacrifices are "for the other guy" not for them.
  10. The House passed the Build Back Bankrupt Act, which is very bad news. A silver lining there is they did not include the provision to expand the surveillance power of the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths as originally intended.
  11. It's long been a tradition that you can buy a flag that's been flown over the White House. It should not be long before you can buy child's hair that has been sniffed by the President.
  12. We're at nearly $30 trillion of federal debt, and the Destroy America movement continues to steamroll over the economy with more debt. To stop the socialists from realizing their dream of converting the USA into a hellhole like Venezuela, we must do three things:
    1. Ensure each of the swing states passes election integrity laws that have some teeth, and continue this process in the other states.
    2. Destroy the lamestream media. Don't just cancel subscriptions or tune them out. Use shaming to let other people know it is NOT OK to respew the propaganda and encourage them to end all contact with the lamestream media for their own mental health.
    3. Defeat the socialists wherever possible, rather than waiting to oust them at "election" time. Express disapproval often. For example, Nancy Pelosi has a mouthpiece who is posing as my Congressional Representative. I sent this socialist agent this message through her official site: "Go Brandon".


2. Product Highlight

The Onyx Boox Kon-Tiki 2 eReader is a device for reading electronic books with the E Ink Carta Plus screen of the latest generation. This has a higher definition and contrast, built-in MOON light 2 system with color temperature control, and the SNOW Field function.

Thanks to a high-performance 8-core processor and 3 GB of RAM, the eReader has a high operating speed. A Wi-Fi module and a built-in browser allow the user to surf on the Internet. The software of this eReader allows you to configure almost any text parameters you want.

Thanks to an embodied G-sensor, you can quickly change the display orientation when rotating the eReader. The Android operating system allows you to install third-party programs for reading. The device is made in a new compact ergonomic case and comes with a designer cover case.

The MOON Light 2 technology enables you to use the device in the dark or under poor lighting conditions. When this function is in use, you are treated to a soft luminescence of the screen; this makes it comfortable for you to read in dark rooms. It also has a color temperature control and, thanks to the use of Flicker-Free technology, the front-light system is perfectly smooth.

E Ink Carta Plus 7.8" Touch display has a lighter base and higher contrast than other screens of this class. It allows you to read in bright sunlight and it has a high rate of screen refresh. Absence of a shimmering light and the principle of image formation with E Ink method makes reading comfortable for eyes. Capacitive sensors, supporting a Multi-touch function, provide easy control with just your fingers.

Thanks to a built-in Bluetooth module of the 4.1 standard, you can connect an external keyboard or other external devices.

Buy yours now.

Onyx Boox KON-Tiki 2 eReader


3. Brainpower tip


Cats are great at calming people down and helping us relax. I know mine is! Here's an article that explains more:

4. Finance tip

Many products that exist for convenience carry a hefty mark-up. Depending upon your circumstances, you may wish to pay it. But you can often save money without sacrificing much, or any convenience.

Some examples:

  • Prewashed greens that come in a tub. These are very convenient. But you can wash your own greens in under a minute, let them dry a bit in a colander, and put them in a container of your own. You typically save 50%.
  • Beans that come in a one pound plastic bag. Just the right amount! But you can use a small Postal scale to divvy up a 4lb bag into individual closable, reuseable bags. You typically save 60%.
  • Any kind of aerosol cleaning product. Use vinegar and a rag or baking soda. You typically save 90% and skip the part about breathing in carcinogens.
  • Evaporated organic milk. Amazon cornered the market on this product. It's now over $3 per can. And it's made with homogenized milk. You can buy a half-gallon of Amish-produced, non-homogenized milk for the same $3 (or thereabouts), and make the equivalent of several cans of this plus have a quart left over for drinking.
  • Paper towels. You can eliminate these altogether without losing any real functionality. Washable cloth rags that you make from old shirts and old linens work even better, don't contain carcinogens (making paper requires using carcinogens), don't add to the waste stream, and do a better job.

Look around your home and identify convenience products that simply burn your money. Replacing even a few of these can make a big difference in your financial picture.

5. Security tip

Beware of "always on" video. During the first year of the plandemic, people adapted to the idiotic shutdowns by going virtual with pointless meetings. Generally, meetings are the bane of any business. They usually waste time by serving no purpose in the first place and by dragging on far too long in the second. Zoom became yet another way to tank productivity.

But the even darker side is that having a camera always at the ready means you create a backdoor for eviscerating your 4th Amendment rights. That laptop or smartphone sends video to the cloud, where any government agency can access the video and ban the cloud host from informing you of that. It's not just the video in front of the camera, it's all the sound coming in from whatever the mic can pick up. Whatever you say can be used against you later.


  • Use the little sliding covers that you can attach to phones and laptops. This has zero effect on the audio spying aspect.
  • Turn these devices off when you don't need to be using them. With the phone, this isn't practical for many people but at least turn it off at night when you should be sleeping.
  • Turn the phone face down when not in use.
  • Do not carry a phone with you from room to room. Leave it in a dedicated spot. If you miss a call, so what? It's probably a telemarketer anyhow.
  • If you are going to have a private conversation, gather all phones and put them in a drawer that's in a different room and close the door to that room. A sock drawer works great for this, but you can also stick them under the sink in a bathroom. Or in the shower stall if you have a sliding door or curtain to help muffle sound.

Adding to this problem is the new trend of using video security devices. An outdoor camera is a minor security risk, as it records who is coming and going to your door. But that is also a security feature. My vote is to go with it. By contrast, indoor cameras send audio and video to the cloud just as the phones and laptops do. Having select areas covered by a hidden camera may be a good idea. For example, if you are not a nose-picker then having a camera watching your home office is a good idea. You might want to make or buy a cover for that camera, taking it off when you leave the room and putting it back on when you enter. A monitor for the baby's room is also a good idea. Just make sure you think through the security vulnerability and privacy violation issues you create with each camera you place inside your home. You are, with each one, providing some zealous idiot at an unaccountable government agency a chance to turn your innocent words and actions into a legal nightmare for you. And then there are the hackers on top of that.

An acquaintance who is a hoarder is "thinking" about indoor cameras for a security system upgrade. I put thinking in quotes because for him this would be a very stupid action. His house is an extreme case of clutter, something a social worker or bank loan officer or insurance underwriter would go ballistic over. The condition of his home is not visible to the outside world, but if he make it that way he could easily be facing foreclosure and a stint at the local mental health facility. He's basically a good guy, he's just got a mental illness that is, on the whole, harming only himself. So he has a right to live in a sty instead of a home, regardless of how disgusting others may view the conditions. He's hoarding stuff, not living beings. The ASPCA isn't going to rescue 71 dogs from his house or anything like that.

Other fairly innocent behavior can get you into serious trouble. Perhaps you have a rifle and a shotgun mounted over your fireplace mantle. That's a libtard hot button, which when pushed, initiated the ultra-crazy mode. Maybe you have earned professional awards and have an award statue or certificate prominently displayed. That's either "white privilege" or "Uncle Tom" and you'll be a target. Anything that shows "binary gender thinking" would also be considered a "micro-aggression". Displaying the American flag? You're oppressive. Until we have election integrity, restore civil liberties, and get the crazies out of positions of influence and power, advertising that you engage in normal behavior is tantamount to painting a target on your back. What's inside your home needs to stay private.

But what if something happens? Like a fire or a burglary? And I don't have video protection? There's the issue, right there. Video protection is an oxymoron. Video can document an intrusion, and if used selectively and thoughtfully on vulnerable spots in your home it can help bring justice. But the only real protections for your home are things like keeping it clear of clutter (fuel load), locking your doors, and keeping at least one firearm available. Alarms and such don't stop an intrusion, but an armed resident does. When seconds count, the cops are minutes away. Sacrificing your security and privacy is not a solution.


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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You may have heard the term "gym muscles". We all know some guy who spends a lot of time in the gym. He looks buff, with a big chest and big arms. But when you ask him to help you move some furniture or haul a couple of dozen bags of soil and mulch around back, he doesn't seem so strong. Let's call him Gary. Then there's your cousin Paul, who never lifts weights in the gym. Paul does not look buff, but somehow he seems to dominate whatever space he's standing in. And he's really strong!

Why the difference?

Paul's job involves a fair amount of "natural lifting". And of fairly heavy stuff coming up from the ground. You can see this dynamic in "farm boys", ironworkers, some types of machine operators, carpenters, pipe fitters, masons, and other occupations. You generally don't see it in, say, accountants (but you wouldn't want to mess with The Accountant played by Ben Affleck).

Gary has four training sessions per week and in three of them he focuses on the muscles he can see:

  • Monday: Leg presses.
  • Tuesday: Seated biceps curls, seated preacher curls, hammer curls.
  • Thursday: Bench press and overhead press.
  • Saturday: Whole body circuit, one set per machine.

Notice, there's nothing in his posterior chain that he's working. And none of his training involves taxing the stabilizer muscles or lifting while working to maintain balance. The whole body circuit is suboptimal from the get-go, because there is never enough intensity to trigger the adaptive response. There's no focus, by definition. So while this form of training would appear to "catch all the muscles" it doesn't "catch" any of them.

Real power

For real power, you need that posterior chain plus what connects it through the core. Deep squats, for example, target the glutes while strengthening the pelvic floor and putting dozens of muscles into play. You not only develop muscle, you also develop coordination between the muscle groups that are needed to perform certain motions in a useful way. The leg press never addresses the coordination issue, and it actually exacerbates muscle imbalance between the posterior (mostly hamstrings) and anterior (mostly quadriceps).

Most of us don't have a "natural lifting" job. And of those who do, the job doesn't produce the symmetry or volumization that makes for a great physique. This means you need a systematic program that:

  • Works all the muscle groups, whether you see them in the mirror or not.
  • Forces the body to maintain balance. This is why, generally speaking, you want to do standing exercises instead of sitting ones.
  • Works your muscles through the full range of motion.

Modified approach

So let's say Gary was so humiliated by his inability to help you move that couch that he revised his program. Here's a major evolution in the right direction. Compare to the original:

  • Monday. Front squats, hamstring curls, leg curls, adductor flyes, reverse leg raises, abductor flyes, Romanian deadlifts, calf presses, glute squeezes
  • Tuesday: Chinups, midrange curls, lateral pulldown with wide grip, bentover rows, lateral pulldown with narrow grip, hammer curls, pullups, decline seated biceps curls at full extension.
  • Thursday: Dumbbell press, French curls, inclined dumbbell press, reverse arm extensions
  • Saturday: Rear delt pullbacks using lat bar, standing lateral raises, standing overhead press, lying rear delt raise, front dumbbell raise, seated lateral raises, bentover rows with arms forward to hit delts.

Do you see how much more posterior work he is doing? Except for the adductor/abductor exercises, every one of the leg exercises now works the posterior chain or some part of it. Front squats are vastly superior to leg presses for symmetrical development of the legs, assuming you go down far enough (get the full range of motion). If you look at someone who does leg presses instead of squats and compare that person's physique to the physique of someone who does squats instead of leg presses, what you will notice immediately is the difference in butts. This is why some women refer to the front squat as "the bootymaker."

After a few months in this program, Gary will look very different. And the next time you ask him to move a couch it won't be any problem for him. Gary will also be at much less, if any, risk of a torn rotator cuff or dislocated shoulder because his rear deltoids will be strong enough to stabilize the shoulder.

While it's true you don't see your posterior muscles in the mirror, it is also true that a well-developed back (mid, upper, lower) will get plenty of notice from others. And it will make you physically powerful.


An additional aspect

Along with "gym muscles" come other bad things from poorly thought-out training.


  • One gym rat won't eat bananas because they "make you fat". A banana has 100 calories. Deal with it.
  • Another guy won't eat root vegetables "because of the starchy carbs". I guess 8-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney could have been 9-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney if only he'd known this! Lee is a big proponent of sweet potatoes. And Dr. Rick Cohen is big on beets (Cohen works with Olympic teams and other world-class athletes).
  • A chiropractor has a client with severe muscle imbalance that is causing pain and other problems, because he does heavy leg presses and nothing for his hamstrings. He won't do squats "because they could hurt my knees".
  • A trainer in Florida had a client who would not eat fruit "because it makes you fat". She noted that a medium sized apple has 60 calories and it takes 3600 calories to produce a pound of fat. Is there really somebody out there eating 60 apples per day?
  • In Florida, a fat-phobic woman won't eat avocados or eggs, and won't use olive oil or coconut oil. She believes doing so will simply add to her "weight loss" struggles. Yet every competitive body builder and every world-class athlete consumes these healthy fats. They are essential for many things, including not developing nerve diseases!

Don't automatically buy into "sensible" sounding ideas. Look at the real information and make a smart choice.


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

Have you wondered why there has been so much noise about "trans rights" over the past couple of years? It turns out that many of the socialist party leaders want to put Michael Robinson Soetoro on the ticket for the 2024 POTUS election. Michael, who calls himself "Michelle Obama", would be our first transexual (or at least transvestite) President. He's already been our first male First "Lady". So it would go like this:
  • 2008. First illegal alien "elected" President.
  • 2016. First mentally retarded person "elected" President. He's also our first openly pedophiliac "elected" POTUS.
  • 2024. First transvestite/transsexual "elected" President.

There is a big problem with this plan. Following the absurd and mathematically impossible "win" by Brainless Biden in 2016, followed by massive forensic evidence of massive fraud, followed by a disastrous "Presidency" marked by abject failures of Brainless Biden and Cackling Kamala, 75 million disenfranchised voters along with disillusioned/disgusted/dismayed Democrat voters are adamant about election integrity. The socialists have alienated parents as a demographic, a very bad move on their part. Look for the socialists to go down in flames in 2024. If they want to run "Big Mike" for the transsexual vote, well bless their stupid little hearts.

8. Thought for the Day

Precise language is good, more people should attempt to use it. What is not good is pretending that semantic deception is precise language. An example of this is "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you." For more examples, simply review statements made by any of the leading "Democrats" (socialists). And they call us sane people deplorable!


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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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