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Mindconnection eNL, 2022-09-18


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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good

  1. A Kansas teacher who refused to play the gender delusion game (and hide that fact from parents, as she was also required to do) was suspended for her honesty. She filed suit She won. Read the full story here:
  2. Employers who have been trying to bully employees into being injected with the immunity reduction jab have run into multiple brick walls. First, many of those who complied are sick or dead from the jab. Second, those who quit or were fired for refusing to have their immunity reduced aren't there to make up for the sick and dead ones. Third, bullied employees are suing left and right. And winning. In response, companies have been quietly dropping the requirement that employees allow themselves to be injected with something that will make them sick or dead. This is good news for those who are still alive and well, bad news for those who are now dead or disabled from this policy. Of course, the Biden administration is apoplectic that private companies now refuse to do their killing for them.
  3. Dr. Simone Gold, the founder of America's Frontline Doctors, has been released from her illegal incarceration in prison. Wrongfully convicted of a crime she didn't commit, Dr. Gold went to prison because she dared to stand up against mis-information, Big Pharma, and the Biden (mis)Administration. While in prison, Dr. Gold was shamefully quarantined with eight days of solitary confinement because she refused to take the immunity reduction jab.
  4. The US Navy has ended its harassment of US Navy Seals who refuse to endanger their health with the immunity reduction jab. That is yet another precedent being set in this illegal and immoral campaign against otherwise healthy people.
  5. Even in Soviet New York (aka, New York City), a Manhattan judge ruled that a police officer who refused to undergo the immunity reduction jab cannot be fired for such refusal. The wheels are falling off this cart of death.
  6. Here is an update from eBay on some legislation that was aimed at destroying small businesses. The fascists called it the SHOP SAFE Act, which of course has nothing to do with the effect of this legislation. Shopping would actually be less safe while being more expensive.

    "Back in March we alerted you that Congress was poised to include the harmful SHOP SAFE Act in its economic package - the CHIPS and Science Act. As a reminder, the SHOP SAFE Act would make it harder to sell online by making sellers “guilty until proven innocent” and pitting them against the largest brands in the world.

    We are happy to report that, due in part to the almost 25,000 US Main Street Members who took the time to contact their members of Congress, the SHOP SAFE Act was ultimately not included in the CHIPS and Science Act that was signed into law at the beginning of August."

  7. The cost of oil under Trump: $24/barrel. The cost of oil under Brainless Biden: $80/barrel. Let that sink in for a bit. And then decide if we need election integrity.
  8. You've probably seen news about the Martha's Vineyard fracas. These ultra-wealthy hypocrites now think illegal aliens aren't such a good thing, at least in their ritzy neighborhoods. They did the same thing when it came to offshore wind power. They wanted us taxpayers to get robbed of money to support carbon-intensive offshore wind farms under the theory that spewing more carbon will reduce atmospheric carbon and thus save the world from melting (not sure how they can conclude that addition is also subtraction). However, when plans were afoot to build these in sight of Martha's Vineyard they put up a royal fight.
  9. We no longer have criminals! The libtards now refer to criminals as "Justice-involved individuals". I can hear the 911 call, now. "Help, I am too stupid to own a gun and a justice-involved individual just broke into my home and is raping my daughter." It's interesting to note, in light of this, that half of the residents of the libtard epicenter San Francisco were victims of violent crime in the past 5 years.


2. Product Highlight

The Rocket Pen is a life-changer for students and adults with reading difficulties. Scan words or lines from any screen (e.g., tablet, smart phone, computer) or printed material, and it not only reads to you but provides word definitions, word breakdown, and more to teach you to read (by "you" we mean the person you buy this for). The Rocket Pen Reader gives the reading-challenged their independence,

Buy the Rocket Pen on Amazon | eBay | Walmart

Watch this demo video:

Main features and benefits:

  • Allows students or adults with reading difficulties to gain independence and reading fluency without stigma.
  • Reading tutor functions include spelling, syllabication (how the word is "built"), and one word displayed in big font.
  • Syllables break for each word.
  • Direct lookup of phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions (for example, get ahead, get along, keep on, keep off, look forward to).
  • Uses colors for the different fields, to improve the understanding of the dictionary definition.
  • You scan, it reads to you.
  • Scans lines of text or individual words from almost any surface, not just paper. It can read the text on a computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Hear individual words or even multiple lines of text read aloud in natural voice.
  • Completely self-contained, no computer or Wi-Fi required.
  • Comes ready to use, no setup process (but customization can easily be done).
  • Full 1.9 inch color touch screen, and simple physical buttons for screenless scan and read.
  • Multiple built-in dictionaries to search definitions including the New Oxford American Dictionary with Oxford Thesaurus of English (Americanized), Oxford American Children’s Dictionary with Oxford American Children’s Thesaurus, and English to Spanish dictionary.
  • Built-in speaker automatically mutes when earbuds are used, automatically unmutes when they aren't.
  • Meets FCC, ROHS, and CE standards.
  • Package includes ReaderPen, USB charging cable, Quick Start Guide, and earphones.

Rocket Pen

The Rocket Pen Reader is an affordable, powerful reading assistant and reading tutor that erases the barriers created by dyslexia and other reading problems. It can be used privately in the classroom, avoiding stigma, thanks to the earbuds included in the kit (it can alternatively be used without earbuds).

How it teaches reading

Before the early 1980s, public schools relied on phonics to teach reading. This allowed any student to "sound out" a new, unfamiliar word and also recognize its root and thereby often grasp its meaning even without a dictionary. Then schools switched to the "Look See" method, which treated words as individual pictograms to memorize. The results were dismal, plummeting the USA from the top of the literacy ranks to the bottom among industrialized countries.

The Rocket Pen puts phonics back in.

It also adds a context-driven dictionary and a context-driven thesaurus, both powerful tools for improving reading skills. See the reading tutor functions in the chart below.

It is the answer

The Rocket Pen Reader is the answer for helping the reading-challenged in the classroom, special needs classes, home-schooling, and adult education. Because of its mobile-friendly design, you can carry it with you and use it anywhere. Not only does it read to you, it helps you learn to read (for example, by showing you the syllable breakdown and the definition). It is super easy to use, no need to watch a dozen videos to figure out what to do.

Based on the highly successful ReadingPen 2 and vastly superior to the cPen Reader Pen, the RocketPen is the latest generation in a reading tutor scanning pen. It is a quantum leap or two beyond anything else on the market. This amazing device retails for $499, sells for $399 on Amazon and, but is on sale now for a limited time only via our eBay store at only $379!

It beats the competition

Compare the Rocket Pen to the competition. The winner here is obvious:

Rocket Pen cPen Reader Orcam Read
Amazon Price 399 285 1990
Color touchscreen Yes No No
Words appear in large font Yes No No
Scans phones, tablets, etc. Yes No Yes
Scans blocks of text No No Yes
Color-coded dictionary Yes No No
Simple physical buttons Yes Yes Yes
Ergonomic for kids Yes No No
English and Spanish Yes Yes Yes
Verbal commands No No Yes
Auto trigger upon contact Yes Yes No
Easy menu navigation Yes No No
Manufacturer experience, yrs >25 6 <5
Product age Latest generation! 6 3




Reading Tutor Functions


Dictionary 1 New Oxford American Oxford Primary n/a
Dictionary 2 Oxford American Children’s n/a n/a
Thesaurus 1 New Oxford American Oxford Primary n/a
Thesaurus 2 Oxford American Children’s n/a n/a
Syllablication / word breakdown Yes No No
Hear word spelled out Yes No No
See word spelled out Yes No No
Part of speech Yes Yes No
Headword Yes Yes No
Pronunciation guide Yes No No
Idioms Yes No No
Quick Define feature Yes No No


3. Brainpower tip


A Lesson In Critical Thinking

Most people who have heard of "critical thinking" do not grasp the concept. Some believe it means thinking up ways to criticize. Let's use an example to illustrate how critical thinking works. The example I have chosen is this absurdity posited by the lamestream media and the fascist regime:

"We have a vaccine for Covid. You need it for your protection against Covid. Those who do not get vaccinated are a threat to those who do get vaccinated so we must coerce the unvaccinated in every way possible, including job termination, social isolation (requiring vaccination to attend an event or to travel), and various forms of harassment."

Applying critical thinking to determine the truth

A critical thinker first assesses whether there is a problem needing a solution or a solution in search of a problem. Is Covid a life threat or not? Early on, this question did not have a dependable answer, so we wisely defaulted to "yes". But within a few months, we had the data to show Covid is a life-threat only to a minor segment of the population. That segment is those with existing comorbidities, aka, people with one foot in the grave already. Solution: Isolate them from potential source of infection; not just from Covid but from any virus. Further, the "vaccine" is for Covid-19, which no longer exists. It has evolved into the much milder Covid-22 (Omicron). Such evolution is the natural progression of a virus (they get milder over time, if they did not they would self-eliminate by killing off their hosts). What we see is a solution in search of a problem.

The next step is to analyze the solution.

  • Is there actually a vaccine and is it effective? No. What the lamestream media and the fascists are calling a vaccine fails to meet the test for what a vaccine is. A vaccine stimulates the body to produce the three immune responses to a particular virus. The Covid "vaccines" stimulate the body to produce a harmful spike protein, which would presumably according to theory (and to a hope and a prayer, plus maybe some spit and baling wire) cause the body to produce one of the three immune responses. In theory, this could give you a "leg up" and you'd at least have that if you contract the virus. Your body would still have to produce the other two immune responses.

  • Is it safe? The toxicity of this therapy is very high. In the Pfizer trials, 1200 people died from it. That is why Pfizer wanted the records sealed for 75 years. I have a copy of the report, contact me and I will send it to you. You can also view the data on adverse effects at the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which is operated by the HHS:

  • Is there a safe and effective alternative? Yes. A diet consisting almost completely of superfoods (and containing no toxins such as sugar and seed oils) is de facto a preventative against any viral or bacterial pathogenic illness and thus ipso facto a vaccine.

  • We conclude from the evidence that no pharmaceutical company has produced a vaccine against Covid but anybody can accomplish the intended outcome simply by dietary choices. What we see is the "solution" isn't one.

A critical thinker then looks at the proposition for logical fallacies. If a "vaccine" protects you, how can an unvaccinated person be a threat to you? These are mutually exclusive claims. The very fact the lamestream media and the fascists are repeatedly claiming that the unvaccinated are a threat to the "vaccinated" (using their incorrect definition) means they not only that they are lying but also that they have zero confidence in their "vaccine". They are, in effect, telling us it does not work against Covid. But we already knew that.

A critical thinker would also question why negative means (such as lying and coercion) are being used to "sell" their "vaccine" to the millions of people who reject it. The facts show the vast majority of people (those without comorbidities) have a far greater risk of dying from the "vaccine" than from Covid itself (the many examples include so many athletes simply dropping dead, and the death rate for Canadian doctors is orders of magnitude higher now). The lamestream media and the fascists have not made any positive (facts and logic) arguments to persuade people, because no such arguments are possible in this case.

I hope this lesson in critical thinking helps you if you did not understand the concept previously. If you are already a critical thinker, this example could help you save the life of a loved one who is contemplating getting a "vaccine" or a "booster", either of which is a profoundly bad choice as we know from the evidence.

You can apply this method to propaganda in general, thus immunizing yourself from it. Almost nothing said by the lamestream media can survive an examination based on critical thinking.

4. Finance tip

The money people waste on disposable products is astounding. Take paper towels, for example. I have a roll of them but use paper towels so seldom that roll is less than half-gone and I bought it in 2019. How many rolls do you buy per year?

For much of my adult life, I had the paper towel habit. A friend clued me in that there is a less expensive, less polluting way to wipe things down, clean up spills, wipe your hands, etc. Just cut up old cotton T-shirts, slacks, shorts, and sheets into utility cloth rags of whatever size you desire. I made a little drying station over a kitchen register vent using a lattice-style memo stand. I use a cloth, dry it, then toss it in the hamper. To keep your cloth rag absorbent:

  • Sort by color and wash with colors or whites as appropriate.
  • Wash with minimum detergent. Use white vinegar in the bleach dispenser.
  • Wash on cold or warm, not hot.
  • Use the maximum spin setting.
  • Set the dryer to its lowest setting and run for no more than 10 minutes. Run on air dry (no heat) for about the same.
  • Finish drying your cloth rags using a clothes drying rack or clothesline.

Can you think of other disposables you can replace with washables?

Here is an idea that came to me when I needed to grind away old bolts on a porch railing I was repairing. My box of N95 (dust) masks was gone; I had used up the last of my masks on some project and forgot to get another box. But thanks to Covid-mania, I had bought some washable N95 masks. I'll probably have to do drywall repair and painting in a few years, as this kind of thing goes with being owned by a home. That work causes me to replace my mask frequently. But in the future, I can just use my cloth ones (except the ones I modified by removing the layers so that I could technically wear a mask to comply with asinine rules yet have no breathing impairment). How long do they last and through how many washings? I don't know. That is something I have yet to determine.

Something I have always done is save wood scraps from build or repair projects that required me to cut boards. Same with drywall, thus making a small patch no problem. With the wood, it seems like there are dozens of uses.

Then there are men's razors. Instead of paying $35 for a set of disposable cartridges that each last for about two shaves, I use an old-fashioned professional quality double-edge razor. A box of 100 blades costs less than $10.

  • Before you throw something out, think about how you can repurpose it.
  • Before you buy a disposable product, think of how you can repurpose something that you might otherwise throw out.
  • Look for products that have the smallest "disposable" element to them, as in my razor blade example.

5. Security tip

The fascist regime now ruling the USA is a clear danger to all of us. Indeed, their immunity reduction jab campaign has killed far more people than Covid has (look, for example, at the stats on athlete deaths--up something like 1,7000%).

One of the latest weapons in their assault on America is they are doubling the size of the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths. While their primary target for unfounded tax deficiency allegations followed by harsh collection procedures is the small business owner, they are also going after the poor and middle class who are wage earners. These people don't have the $3 million it takes to get through Tax Court.

Here is how you protect yourself:

  1. Open a new checking account at a bank with which you have had no previous dealings. Make this your government check account. Use it to pay property taxes, license fees, income taxes, etc., and deposit any government checks This will be the only account number any government agency ever sees. You fund this account by transferring money from a second account at another bank. And you fund that second account through a third account at yet another bank. This is what I do. It is not rocket science.
  2. Close all existing accounts that have ever been used to deposit a government check or to pay a government agency.
  3. Open new accounts, each with a different bank, for whatever purposes you need.

Why all these accounts at different banks? A favorite tactic of IRS Collections (you do not have to owe any back taxes for them to take collection action against you, they can just do it) is to look at tax records for your checking account information and then just take all the money from that account. This will trigger a cascade of overdraft charges for you, which is part of the fun for them. IRS then compels the bank to reveal any other accounts you have at that bank. This is why you don't put all your eggs in one basket, but instead use different accounts at different banks.

IRS cannot compel you to divulge your checking account information, no matter what they tell you to the contrary. That means they will go only to your tax account and take those funds out. But you already set that money aside for taxes and you won't get overdraft fees because the account isn't used for anything else. All of your other funds are safe. Your mortgage is still automatically paid. Your utilities, your credit cards, etc., all paid. IRS can't drive your FICO score to almost zero, which is something they can otherwise do.

The next step is for IRS to compel the bank to provide them with your deposit records, so IRS can backtrack to the supplying account. The bank may choose to do that, or the bank may tell them to get stuffed. You can't know ahead of time. Once IRS has the name of the supplying bank, they cannot just go there and demand anything. They have to get authorization from a federal judge. And they are nearly always denied this authorization. But let's say they get it. Now they have an intermediate account with maybe 85 dollars in it. They seize that, but then have to go back to the same judge to get permission to go after the feeder to this other account. This permission is never granted.

If you are resistant to opening all these accounts, remember that opening an account today is very easy. You just need to do it. Plenty of banks and credit unions offer free checking with no gimmicks. They are just free, though you pay for paper checks (and those are fairly cheap).

People who actually cheat on their taxes use this strategy and they do protect their liquid assets from seizure. But do not mistake this method as a license to cheat on your taxes. It is like putting a double set of deadlocks on your door to keep burglars out. They get frustrated and move on, not having any real idea how much wealth is behind that door. It is not like putting a double set of deadlocks on your door and expecting to be perfectly safe after ripping off a Columbian drug cartel. They know what you took and they will take it back from you, making sure to inflict severe pain before killing you.

It is probably rare that the IRS has any actual reason to go after anybody. Given how aggressive and fanatical they can be about destroying innocent people, I think it's stupid to give them a plausible reason to make you a target of their sick revenge fantasies or whatever motivates them to engage in such evil behavior.

While the nation is in the grips of this crisis, we all must identify the potential dangers, think about how to protect ourselves, and then take action to protect ourselves. If you were paying $500 a year to subscribe to this enewsletter instead of getting it for free, this one article would make that subscription a great value. Don't throw that away by inaction, unless you have already set up this type of system.

IRS could never show me anything that justified their seventeen year long attack on me. Even a federal judge ruled they were wrong and I owed nothing. This did not stop them. Don't delude yourself with the idea that if you did nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about. As long as you exist, you have to either worry about the IRS or take enough protective measures that you don't need to worry. Your innocence is irrelevant.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

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

  • Cholesterol: In normal range, on low side

  • Last illness: 1971

  • Last workout missed: Spring of 1977

  • 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

See my climbing videos here:

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is marketed as a fat loss supplement. Not only does it to zilch for fat loss, most formulations of it are unsafe for humans to ingest.

I first learned about CLA's zero effect on fat loss when I got an e-mail from the editor of Lipids Magazine. This is the ultra geek publication for PhDs who spend a lot of time studying lipids. The editor told me CLA cannot possibly cause fat loss, and then he said he would mail me some back issues of the journal. It's geared toward a reader with at least a Master's in Chemistry, which I do not have so I was more than a tad lost in there. I think maybe the point of sending those to me was so I would see the knowledge gap between lipids experts and myself.

How else do we know CLA doesn't help people lose fat? Here are four:

  1. No study has ever emerged showing CLA stimulates or causes fat loss.
  2. Nobody who claims CLA somehow causes fat loss has been able to explain how. It's an empty, unbacked claim.
  3. Plenty of studies show no difference between CLA and a placebo.
  4. It's a fat, but not a healthy one. So, if anything, a CLA supplement is just a dense source of calories.

If you really stretch the logic, you could claim that CLA helps with fat loss because it blunts the insulin response. But any fat will do that, and for the blunting to occur the fat must be ingested with the carbohydrates not at some other time. The main problem with using CLA supplements at all is that they are highly toxic. Let's look at why.

By "conjugated" we mean that in these (some 28 different linoleic acids) their two double bonds are separated by a single bond. That makes CLA a trans-fat. This is the worst type of fat to eat. Really, really toxic. Sadly, that is not the end of the CLA toxicity story.

If you've ever bought cheap olive oil, you have bought something cut with up to 20% linoleic acid. One reason olive oil is considered healthy is it is high in Omega 3. The American diet is extremely heavy in Omega 6, which causes an imbalance resulting in conditions such as excess inflammation. Linoleic acids are Omega 6. For that reason alone, you should not consume CLA. But wait, there's yet another toxicity element with CLA!

The CLA in capsule supplements nearly always comes from safflower oil. This is a seed oil that cannot be extracted without exceeding its smoke point. When you exceed the smoke point of an oil, you shred its lipids. Shredded lipids, once ingested, flow through blood vessels wreaking havoc with their sharp edges. What happens when they cross the blood-brain barrier? They cut, and to heal the cut the body forms plaque. What do all Alzheimer's patients have in their brains? Large amounts of plaque. Can you connect those dots?

Plenty of non-toxic foods and food extracts exist to help you burn fat. Guess what ingredient in chili outperforms prescription fat loss drugs? Cumin. It's totally non-toxic and costs a lot less than CLA capsules.

The FDA should shut down the sale of CLA as something for humans to ingest. But until they do, we clearly have a case of caveat emptor. Now that you are aware, stay away from CLA.


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

Joe Biden is the first United States President to have an IQ lower than his shoe size.


8. Thought for the Day

You're never too old to learn something stupid.


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The purpose of this publication is to inform and empower its readers (and save you money!). The views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by socialists or other brainwashed individuals. That's because those fools live in an alternate reality and have not bothered to learn the basics of how life works. They cannot do basic math, cannot apply logic, and cannot be bothered to learn the basic facts relevant to any topic that they are passionate about.

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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