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Mindconnection eNL, 2022-01-02


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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good

  1. The lamestream media, which mercilessly attacked President Trump and has done many things that are simply unforgivable, has lost its power to influence elections or public policy. The portion of the population that lends them credibility continues to shrink. "The poll by the Trafalgar Group revealed that 76.3% of respondents from all political affiliations said that 'the primary focus of the mainstream media’s coverage of current events is to advance their own opinions or political agendas,' compared to only 23.7% who said news media was interested in 'finding and reporting the facts.'” Read the full story here:
  2. As the socialists continue their attack on America, their prospects for the 2022 midterms continue to worsen. This should not surprise anybody, but somehow it's "news". The lamestream media are spinning this, but Epoch Times has a more honest account:
  3. Even if the socialists hadn't taken over the Democratic Party, there's another factor in play that would prevent them from doing well in the mid-terms. They have always relied on massive voting fraud (e.g. Tammany Hall), and now election reform is happening all over America as a consequence of the obviously stolen election that put Brainless in the White House. Kennedy didn't beat Nixon because of how they looked on television. He won because Daley's election fraud machine (dead people voting in alphabetical order) that gave him Illinois (that one's documented) and election fraud in a few other states. Wendy Rogers is leading the effort to make America a place where the citizens can actually elect their President (didn't happen last time) and their representatives in Congress.
  4. In the 2020 POTUS election, Pennsylvania had 484,752 more votes than voters yet the Secretary of State certified PA as "for Biden" anyhow. Yet despite all the fake votes, Biden "won" by about 80,000 votes that he didn't actually have. And despite PA law requiring an investigation, the Secretary of State violated 25 PA 3154 and failed to investigate. In other words, in PA Trump beat Biden by a landslide. And that's just PA; similar discoveries have been made in the other swing states. We know Trump won each of those, we just don't have the documentation yet. But we do have it for AZ and PA.

    Conclusion: Donald Trump is our lawful President because he was re-elected in 2020. The mentally retarded pedophile who has so severely been damaging our country is not lawfully our POTUS.
  5. In November of 2022, the socialists will no longer be able to do things like get more votes than there are voters and thus steal elections. Thank Wendy Rogers for spearheading the effort to make our elections authentic.
  6. It looks like "voter suppression" is going to affect all the dead people who normally vote in Michigan. Gee, what a shame for them. Read more about it here: Of course, dead people don't actually vote. So the only "suppression" going on here is disrespecting the dead by stealing their identities and using them to neutralize the votes of non-Democrat voters.
  7. In November of 2022, the socialists are also facing a massive defection from their party. Many Democrats are sickened by what their party has become (as are the rest of us), and many others don't want to face the backlash that is coming. When Nutcase Nancy gets heckled by people chanting "USA! USA! USA!" and "Let's Go Brandon", it's a clear indication that we Americans have had enough of the oppression, lawlessness, and corruption.
  8. The socialists are having big problems raising funds for their candidates. This is another big factor in how the 2022 elections will turn out. They are accustomed to scamming the very victims of their attacks for money, for example by lying to "black" people that they are helping them. What they overlooked is that being "black" doesn't mean being stupid. And increasingly, people prefer to be judged by their character and their accomplishments than by their skin color so they decreasingly accept being told what to think based on their skin color.
  9. Since Trump was actually elected our President but has been denied the right to actually serve in that office, what is to be done? After the socialists are routed in 2022, the new GOP Congress needs to convene and decertify the 2020 election results as per the Constitution, then the state governors need to elect Trump. They have the power to elect him for two terms, so that he can finish out his second and then step down halfway through his third if he wants. There is no chance the socialists will ever rise to power again, so any talk of "setting a precedent" is foolishness. The precedent that needs to be set is we are a nation that respects civil liberties and the rule of law. If that means offending half a dozen Twitter followers or even half a million socialists, there is no reason for us to care what their opinion is.
  10. It's beginning to look like genocide:
  11. We must destroy the lamestream media. They contribute nothing positive to society, and their mission is to help destroy it by spreading fear, disinformation, and propaganda. If all of them went out of business, it would be a wonderful thing. Since those whackos decided to attack Kyle Rittenhouse both before and after his totally unnecessary trial, he is considering suing them. He will have the backing of some wealthy and powerful people if he goes that route. And he will bankrupt these pestilences out of existence. Imagine a world no longer abused by The New York Slimes. Or the Communist News Network.
  12. Mark Zuckerberg has been outed as an election-rigger. That deviant and his Facebook empire are taking quite a bit of heat for behavior that is abominable in the extreme. A world without Facebook would be SO much better off. Encourage any FB users you know to close their FB acct. There's no sense in supporting companies that actively attack our civil rights and do other bad things to us. Facebook does not deserve to be in business, and Mark Zuckerberg deserves to be wearing an orange jumpsuit.
  13. Proctor and Gamble voluntarily recalled 32 aerosol hair products because of a cancer-causing chemical. Big whoopie deal, all aerosol hair products contain highly toxic chemicals and should never be used on living beings or in a home or in a public place. Many of the people who douse themselves with these poisons will also wear a useless mask in response to fear of Covid--go figure!
  14. The Supreme Court will hear challenges to Soros' (Biden's) "vaccine" mandates. It boggles the mind how a vaccine can be mandated when there isn't a vaccine, unless of course they mean the produce department which is a vaccine against all pathogens. The experimental gene therapy has already proven to be both deadly and ineffective against Covid-19 and Covid-19 has been gone for a while.
  15. Unlike "Doctor" Fauci, whose advice is absolutely terrible and based on something other than medical knowledge, the new Surgeon General of Florida gives excellent advice based on data. Read about it, here:


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3. Brainpower tip


Developing brain power is not always a good thing. For some types of brain power, less development is better. I am thinking specifically of people who  lack any real talent for lying.

Occasionally, someone tells me a lie in response to a question that is meant as a challenge. For example, "Why did you do A instead of B?" Not a nasty challenge, but one nonetheless. I instantly recognize the answer doesn't make sense. I could easily rip that lie apart and insist on an answer that is honest and intelligent. But should I?

Think of how you might teach someone to play a sport, play a piano, or clean a house. You give them feedback to show that what they're doing isn't working. They then adjust, and get better at that particular skill set. Do we really want to train other people to be better liars? I think not.

Sometimes people lie to save face. If you don't challenge the lie they save face. And because their bad lie is an admission of the point, you get the information you want. Or by simply raising the issue, you have communicated the essential message.


Q: Why didn't you take the garbage out last night?

A: You said you were going to do it.

You said no such thing. The other person knows this, and so do you. And they know you know. They just couldn't think of a good excuse for the moment. But they know that you noticed their failure. It is almost a certainty they will take the garbage out tonight.

And of course there is the classic lie told by people who are chronically late: "Sorry I'm late, the traffic was terrible".

Why it happens

People tell silly lies about all sorts of things. Why? Many reasons, including the ones below or a combination thereof. They....

  • Don't want to get into a discussion that is based on their being wrong or at fault.

  • Are insecure.

  • Hope to assuage your negative feelings by offering an excuse.

  • Fear you will be, or are, judgmental toward them.

  • Just don't want to deal with it right now.

  • Hope a lie will make you feel better about the issue.

  • Would be embarrassed if you knew the truth.

  • Feel pretty stupid, so try to deflect the blame onto something external or onto another person.

What to do

  • Keep in your mind the fact you do not want to teach this person to be a better liar. So avoid exposing or challenging the lie.

  • If the issue is important (make that assessment carefully), say you want to offer a "safe zone" for discussion.

  • If the issue isn't important, drop it.

  • Offer some kind of emotional support or positive comment. "Well, I am disappointed that you didn't take the trash out. But I am pleased that you emptied the dishwasher this morning."

  • Admit something dumb or thoughtless you did, and then ask, "Are you sure there's not another reason? Something that might be fixable?"

It isn't necessary to get an explicit admission of the  truth of every issue you have with another person. Attempts to do so will only train this person to lie, and to do so almost specifically to you. They will take care to no longer signal they are lying, but instead will treat you like a threat. You will have lost the ability to know they are lying. For many people, the silly lying is a way of telling you the answer without actually saying it.

Yeah, we don't like being lied to. But when the lie is so transparently false, is it really a lie at all? I am tempted to say no here, but then I recall the obviously false lies told by the lamestream media, the Covid hoax promoters, the socialists, and people like Nutcase Pelosi. They are not trying to signal the correct answer by giving an obviously false one in its place. They are counting on people to be gullible and thus easily manipulated. Don't make that mistake, either.

4. Finance tip

In businesses like manufacturing, distribution, or retail, inventory turnover is an important figure. The longer it takes to turn over (sell off) a given amount of inventory, the more capital you have tied up.

Let's say your company sells 93 widgets per month and the lead time is four days. Would it make sense to buy 930 widgets? Ideally, you would place an order each week for 20 to 25 widgets. Not 930. It is costly to tie up the capital in widgets that will just sit unused and unsold for months on end. And any time you are warehousing anything, you are risking some loss of inventory through spoilage, damage, misuse, misplacement, or other factor.

How much do you warehouse in your home? If a canister of coffee will last you two months, would it make sense to have three canisters? Not unless you got a really great deal on that coffee that saves you more than the cost of capital of buying it. Coffee is only one example. Think of items that you buy in bulk but don't use in bulk. For consumables smart people have enough on hand that they won't run out in the near future, but not so much that they are stocked up for several months.

What about non-consumables? Should you keep a spare lawn sprinkler? Only if you believe that elephants will rampage through your town, destroying every hardware store, home center, and lawn center for miles around. You don't need N+1 for items that aren't critical. If it breaks, you just buy another one. Thinking you need to be able to pull a replacement out of a box without leaving your house means you aren't thinking.

Not only does overbuying ties up capital, it also ties up living space. Many people who yearn for a bigger home could have one, if they simply unloaded the junk they have crammed into every closet, cupboard, nook, and space. Living space is the space that your stuff doesn't occupy. It's what you have left after storage. It's the functional space in your home, and it includes the working area of your kitchen and the lounging area of your living room. These and other spaces can lose all functionality if they get filled or even semi-filled with stuff.

I visited a hoarder's home. His house has about 1500 more square feet than mine. So I measured his living space and then I measured mine. I have about 800 more square feet of living space than he does. I am able to bake and do many other things in my kitchen, with ease. I have space for entertaining guests. It feels open, not confined, in my home.

What about the garage? The city I live in has the highest per capita crime rate in the whole USA. Why is this? The most common crimes are vehicle break-ins. People fill their garage with junk they don't need, then park their expensive cars outside. I read complaints on Next Door like this one, "They broke into my car and stole everything!" Then there's a list of stuff I would never leave in a car, but they have no other place to put it because those safe places are occupied by junk they are hoarding. Break into my car, and you get my water bottle, a tissue box, and a pair of reading glasses I keep in the console. But my car is parked in my garage.

I store nothing in my garage except what's needed to maintain my car and my home. So I have a work bench and tools, plus lawn equipment. I have cabinets for parts and materials. I don't have boxes of anything and I don't have anything that doesn't actually go in a garage. And I go through those cabinets to ensure they don't get filled with junk. I toss out items I probably won't need, if I stored them in the first place. The exception is tools. I have many specialty tools, and have been building my tool collection ever since my dad started giving me tools for birthdays and Christmas well over 50 years ago. I don't have every tool I need, but I am lucky enough to live on a block with three other skilled mechanic/handyman/fixer/builder types. Tool sharing is not a problem in this case. I don't always buy or borrow tools, either. Sometimes for one-off job I will rent the tool or hire out the job.

Closets and drawers are also kept uncluttered. Clothes I don't wear get donated. Clothes that are badly worn get repurposed (cut into rags) or disposed of. I don't keep empty jars or bottles in case I might find a use for them (I seldom buy anything that comes in a jar or bottle, either).

My one weakness is books. I have hundreds of them, despite having given away hundreds more than what I currently have. Over this recent holiday, I packed up a big box with books to donate. Because I am a voracious reader and because publicists seek me out to review books, I have to give away a significant quantity each year to avoid being buried in books.

Let's go back to the difference in living space. It's 800 square feet. The typical home in Japan is 600 square feet. Take a look at these 800 sq ft homes: That is the difference in functional space between my home and the hoarder's home. Someone who is an expert in home efficiency could make that gap even larger (for example, by making me give away some of my suits, sport coats, dress shoes, and similar items I don't really need in that quantity). A home is not free, even if the mortgage is paid. A bigger home costs more to heat, clean, and air condition. It costs more to insure, and its property taxes are higher. So the hoarder is essentially paying for an 800 square foot home he does not use due to misusing all that space as inventory storage.

This is an extreme example and comparison, but it makes a good point. You can have more house without moving to another house. Move stuff out of the house you have. This keeps your insurance and property taxes from going up even though the useful value of your home goes up.

5. Security tip

Do you use WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal, or Telegram? Here is why you should stop:


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 don't exercise, and I don't work out. Does this seem surprising? I am making a semantic distinction here between exercising, working out, and training.

Many people exercise, yet get fatter and weaker with age. This may be because the exercise is insufficiently intense to stimulate the adaptive response. Examples include jogging, walking, and typical aerobics. Or it may be because the exercise isn't structured and targeted. General exercise won't get you a strong, balanced physique. It will get you muscle imbalances, which cause pain and loss of function.

So working out is better, right? Many people believe this, so they join a gym or buy a cheap set of barbells. If you go to a gym that isn't a specialty one (e.g., the one that the Green Bay Packers train at), you will see very few people training. You will see people perform exercises that really should not be done on the same day, with apparently no real game plan. You see them use too much weight, use momentum, and avoid going anywhere near the full range of motion. You won't see them work anything in their posterior chain. After three years of working out this way, a person will look about the same as on Day One but with perhaps more muscle imbalance.

These people also leave out the food part. They may suck down big protein drinks or take some kind of "preworkout" supplement, but their diet does not support building lean body mass.

Then there's training, which is very systematic. There's no single right way everybody should train, and I think there's no single best way for an individual. But there are some principles and rules, such as these:

  • Design a program that targets muscle groups, and be sure every muscle is worked. For example, a gym rat usually will not work hamstrings. A person who trains will put hamstrings through several different exercises.
  • Work each muscle through its full range of motion. You might do this by using three exercises to get the full extension, mid-range, and full contraction. Or you might attempt that in a given exercise. One advantage of the latter is you don't start developing the (all too common) habit of stopping short of full contraction by shortening the range of motion. An example of where this is done is skipping the last two inches of an overhead press. Or with squats, dropping only a few inches instead of going down as far as you can.
  • Focus on what you are doing. Every rep of every set must count. Every set of every exercise must count. Connect mind to muscle and don't disconnect until the set is done.
  • How much weight you can move is irrelevant to training. Smart trainers are always seeking ways to use less weight. For example, if you do leg extensions with 4 minutes rest between sets you will need to use much more weight to get the same metabolic damage to the muscle (and thus stimulate the adaptive response) than if you rest only 1 minute. And more weight means more risk to joints, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Training is not about moving X pounds of weight for Y reps and progressively increasing one or the other with each session. Training is about putting tension into that muscle.
  • Flexing while lifting is very effective.
  • Don't use momentum. Squeeze at the end.
  • Hit big muscles with compound exercises. I don't do leg presses, even though I have a leg press attachment. I do multiple types of squats. Leg presses affect the quadriceps almost exclusively, while squats exercise everything from your pelvic floor on down (plus the low to mid part of your core).
  • Doing compound exercises with the best possible form will build functional strength. Working only the muscles you can see in the mirror will make you functionally weak.

And of course diet:

  • Carbs are not bad. Fats are not bad. Eating the same few foods all the time is bad. And this is what most people do, except they aren't really eating food. They are eating processed corn and wheat.
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Do not consume juices, other than unsweetened vegetable juices. Fruit juices are highly toxic and they will depress your testosterone to zero. Zero.
  • No soda, cocaine, or ground glass. Think I'm joking about the ground glass? Look at your toothpaste; if it says silica, that's what I'm talking about. Say goodbye to your tooth enamel and hello to dental problems.
  • If it's not a superfood, why do you eat it? Superfoods are called that because of their high nutritional content. Their high nutritional content also gives them wonderful flavor. It's just not the flavor of processed sugar or rancid fat that so many people have become accustomed to instead of the taste of food.
  • If it's "made by man" don't eat it. Jack LaLanne had that advice. Follow it.
  • Eat six meals per day. This has many big advantages over cramming down all of your food in two or three meals.
  • If it comes in a can or box, it probably is not safe to eat. There are exceptions.
  • Save time by creating meals in batches or at least prepping in batches. An example of prepping is you cut up all the vegetables for four meals and save them in glass bowls. When you are ready to eat one of those meals, you might garnish it with black pepper, olive oil and vinegar, some basil, some walnut pieces, and some sauerkraut. All this other stuff can be added in a couple of minutes. The main part of the meal is what takes time, plus all the dishes to wash after prepping. Batching means you wash those dishes only once for however many meals you are prepping.
  • Sit down for a meal and enjoy it. People who wolf down their food are not doing themselves any favors.

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

The "vax" does not stimulate the body to produce antigens to any variation of Covid. Instead, it stimulates the production of sharp-edged protein spikes. These don't stop Covid, but they are killing many otherwise healthy people who let themselves get "vaxxed". You can help prevent more tragedies by not propagating the lie that the jab is some sort of "vaccine".

8. Thought for the Day

You can't fix stupid. But you don't have to embrace it, either. Speaking the truth to stupidity is the only way to stop it from spreading. And don't forget, stupidity kills more people each day than Covid-19 did during its entire run.


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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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