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Mindconnection eNL, 2022-11-20


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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good

Defending against socialism
  1. Commiebook, aka "Facebook", laid off 11,000 employees. This scumbag company will continue to feel the blowback from its anti-American, subversive activities as more and more people wake up and smell the dog urine in their coffee. Zuckerberg explained the cutback as "We got the trends wrong." Yeah, those are trends such as people being angry that their right to vote was rendered moot by fraud and the results have been very ugly in economic terms. It's generally a bad business policy to shaft your customers.
  2. In Pennsylvania, a dead candidate won election to the State House. There's no information yet on how many dead people voted for him, but you can bet he will align with Braindead Biden and the socialist agenda 100% of the time until he runs for election again. This latest lunacy may spur more serious election reform in PA. For example, they may pass a law stating that people who have been dead more than 20 or 30 years can't vote. It would be progress....
  3. There is speculation that Illinois might tighten down on voter fraud with a law that bans dead people from voting more than twice in any given election. On the left, there are howls of discrimination.  :)
  4. Nevada, which is allegedly a "blue" state, had a deluge of mail-in voting that overwhelmed their system. Without this fraud vector, would Nevada be a red state? To answer that question, simply look at Pelosi's position on mail-in voting. It is very likely that any blue state that puts tight controls on mail-in voting will turn red.
  5. The lukewarm ripple that was supposed to be a "red wave" is bad news for the country. If the Republicans can barely eke by with the House races and lose the fight for the Senate under such ideal circumstances for a rout, what does that say about future prospects?

    Yes, the usual election fraud played a big role. But another huge factor was assuming that there are enough voters with measurable IQs in the positive range that no messaging needed to be done. Anyone can see the socialists have created one disaster after another, so why bother? Right? This is arrogance on the part of the Republican leadership. They need new leaders. McConnell, for example, needs to step down or be forced out. Among other gross failures, the current party leaders failed to understand that stupid people vote, too. When stupid people are on an intellectual diet of fake news, what conclusions would you expect them to reach?

    So we need three things. The first is an aggressive crackdown on election fraud wherever an opportunity for such exists. The second is an information outreach so that voters, even ones who are not stupid, have something to vote FOR rather than just against. The third, and most important, is new leadership that will make the first two happen.
  6. On the national scale, the Republocrat leaders racked up a huge FAIL when they had an easy victory within their slimy grasp. So we are still not freed from the destructive socialism that a red wave would presumably have checkmated. At the local level, nominal Republicans have dominated with elections to school boards (a prime motivator there is Critical Hatred Theory, aka CRT). But Libertarians had already plowed those particular fields and have been steadily kicking socialists out for many years. This raises the question of whether to abandon the hapless, poorly-led Republicans entirely and focus on supporting Libertarian candidates. Doing that means surrendering the federal government to the socialists and trying to make up for it with freedom and lawfulness at the state, county, and city levels.

    It's a tough question. It doesn't have an obvious answer. But a key factor is we don't have elections at the federal level anyhow. The billions of dollars pumped into creating fake ballots and having the dead vote renders those elections farcical at most. Without election reform laws passed at the county and state levels, the plundering and idiocy will continue. Getting election reform laws passed is essential. Getting good candidates would also help, but with the vicious assaults on non-socialists (calling Herschel Walker a "House N---", really?) far fewer people are willing to step forward. We sane and civil people can't bring ourselves to stoop to this same level, thus the socialists are the sole wielders of that weapon. A bright spot there is Elon Musk has taken the Twitter weapon away from these psychopaths. Perhaps if Zuckerberg is indicted, another major arsenal of theirs will be neutralized.
  7. The Republocrats (barely) regained control of the House. So now sane people have a means of defeating the worst of the socialist onslaught at the national level. Unfortunately, they re-elected Mitch McConnell to "lead" them. This was monumentally stupid in multiple ways, especially since poor leadership has been a problem and McConnell exemplifies poor leadership.

The ongoing Covid scam

  1. Since our borders were erased by the socialist regime, deadly drugs have been pouring into the country. And I don't mean just from Pfizer and Moderna. Death from meth is grossly exceeding death from Covid among those under 40. Fentanyl is even worse. And yet, you see morons walking around with a mask as they enter a convenience store to buy cigarettes because they believe covering their face with something any virus sails right through somehow magically offers some kind of protection against a virus that might make them cough for a few days. This is stupidity to an epic degree. We need to go back to securing our borders and shaming people who emit toxic tobacco fumes in public places where innocent others must breathe the poison. Wearing a mask is as effective as wearing magic socks. We also need to call people out on this "Look at me, I'm a moron" behavior. Maybe not directly, but in some way.
  2. While the psychopaths keep pushing the jab despite the fact it is unsafe and ineffective and has massively caused severe injury and death, there are now treatments for it. See more details at
  3. The Senate overwhelmingly voted to end the Covid Emergency scam, and the House is poised to do the same. Brainless said if they do, he will veto the bill.
  4. This is an excellent explanation of the heart rhythm problems arising from the jab:

Other news

  1. Yale Law School announced it would no longer participate in the US News & World Report's annual law school rankings, a list it has topped every year since the rankings began. Dean Heather Gerken argued the rankings discourage support for low-income students and those pursuing public service careers. Later in the day, Harvard Law made a similar announcement. I have always found USN&WR's various rankings to be idiotic at best. The ranking factors don't consider what is most important, the data are largely self-reported, and there are over a dozen other fatal defects in their methodology.

    I wrote to them a few times, pointing out these facts and asking how they can in good conscience publish such things. I got a reply once, and it was basically that readers love the rankings. Translation: US News & World Report whores itself out for the advertising dollars by producing a defective product and preying upon the intellectually challenged. It's good to see real world ethics being exercised by Ivy League schools, for a change.
  2. Certain commentators are panning former VP Pence as "trashing" President Trump because he is saying for 2024 there are better options. The fact is, and you'd have to be very self-deluded not to see it, the socialists go into full attack mode at the mere mention of Trump. Along with that, the GOP establishment considers him an existential threat. If he runs, he won't win even if 95% of voters vote for him. But let's say he did win, what would happen? We'd have the insurrections we had in the summer of 2020, along with many other (literally) scorched earth policies. On the one hand, we should not cave to bullies and terrorists. On the other hand, if we can accomplish the same outcome (have a sane and capable President) without triggering their psychopathic behavior then that is the way to go. President Trump would not be helping America or the cause of sanity by running again. Even though Pence failed America when he refused to decertify an obviously fraudulent election, he is right that we have better options.
  3. After two decades of damaging the country in many ways, taking dishonesty to a whole new level, and exhibiting a degree of psychopathy we normally associate with serial killers, Nutcase Nancy announced she will step down from her position of bullying, er, leadership in the socialist party. Perhaps she also will no longer be the de facto President, dictating to Brainless Biden what he should do. You can bet she did not voluntarily make this decision; her abuses finally caught up with her and even the socialists have had enough. It remains to be seen whether someone sane will replace her, and that is unlikely due to the current demographics of the socialist party (mostly fruits and nuts). But let us hope someone sane does rise to that position; it will help offset what happened in the Senate with Mitch McConnell still the "leader".
  4. When Brainless announced a doubling in size of the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths, he "justified" that and he justified arming them to the eye teeth as "necessary" to billionaires who avoid paying "their fair share" of taxes.

    There were 724 billionaires in the USA at that time, compared to the 87,000 new thugs being hired. That works out to 120 thugs per billionaire.

    Historically, individual audits have targeted those making less than $75,000/year with a special emphasis on low-paid waitresses and others who get paid in tips. You can explore this issue more if you want, but it is quite clear from just these few facts the billionaire thing is a lie. Those armed whackos are coming after the middle class and those less well-off.


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,

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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


My company has been dealing with suppliers since 1997. I've never had any difficulty understanding them or being understood by them. We usually e-mail back and forth, though sometimes there's a phone call. If it's a call, everything has a "team" vibe to it and everyone is completely engaged in the call.

But there is an exception. There is one (soon to be ex) supplier who is the Supplier From Hell. Let's call them SFH for short. My first rep there was excellent, but the company treated him the way a baby treats a diaper. He left. My second rep was very good, but her boss left and the replacement is a moron who can't get things right and has a bad habit of stating things as fact when they are not. He took my rep off the account and began (mis)handling it himself.

This moron, for reasons I still do not understand, sent a completely wrong message to Corporate. The company stopped honoring my orders, which is a breach of contract because it ends the relationship without notice. Then after a couple of weeks, they sent me a 30 day notice of termination. I contacted the VP who sent me this, fully confident that someone at his level would not be a moron and we would be able to get any misunderstanding sorted. I was wrong. After many exchanges with this VP from SFH, I realized that he also is a moron. And like the moronic rep, has a moral compass that's missing its needle.

Here are some problems I observed with both of these inDUHviduals:

  • Inability to read things in context.

  • Little or no retention of information (I had to keep referring back to this or that previous exchange in which I covered that issue).

  • Minimal comprehension of what is read (on par, often with a 6 year old).

  • Reverse comprehension of what is read (getting the opposite of what I actually said).

  • Repetition of false claims that were already disproven with explanation and evidence.

  • No comprehension of the purpose of a contract.

  • Poor comprehension of language. For example, taking an action that requires a 30-day notice and then sending the notice 30 days later as if the notice is something you must submit within 30 days of taking the action instead of being something you must submit 30 days before taking the action.

  • No desire to understand ("Seek first to understand" -- Stephen R. Covey).

Trying to communicate with people who are so poorly endowed intellectually is frustrating to say the least. It got me to thinking about why these people might be this way. They like to do nearly everything by phone or video. It goes like this:

  • If phone, they don't seem to hear me. I have to repeat things. When I do a recap and ask if that's their understanding, it's not. There are often long silences after I ask a question, which indicates they put the phone on mute while watching cat videos or in some other way not participating in the call.

  • If video, many people join on the call. Some exec comes on, gets introduced, says he's short on time, and asks what the video call is about. Then he says he's out of time and leaves. Many distractions, and I can't get them to focus on the issue or resolve anything.

You may have figured out where I am going with this. What I described is a form of mental atrophy that is prevented simply by reading often (better to have the reading habit). All of those great suppliers we have had over the past 25 years? They read. They go through large volumes of e-mail, but also do other reading. They seldom have time for a phone call, but if called they treat you as if you are the only concern they have in the world. They focus. I called a supplier the other day, because of a late in the day order I needed to fix a shipping company's mistake. The rep handled it right then and there. I asked her if she does much video conferencing with her clients. No, there's no time for that. What about phone calls? She said people are respectful of her time and the calls tend to be pretty quick. She doesn't spend a lot of time on the phone. Another ace rep sends me spreadsheets. They are very nicely done and have all the info I need. We don't do video and seldom talk on the phone. He spends a lot of time visiting manufacturer sites and reviewing catalog information. Again, reading.

It's probably not the same level of reading I do, in that I read many books and magazines in addition to work reading. But they get enough serious reading throughout the day that their brains are definitely "reading stimulated". All of these people use text messaging, but not as a major form of communication because, as one put it, "there's no meat to it".

By contrast, nobody at SFH can answer a question without having a video meeting. All that time spent in a state of video dependence means they aren't reading. And they lost the abilities that come with reading. IQ is basically a measure of how well you process information. These people lost their IQs.

A few winters ago, we had some heavy snow. I noticed a neighbor who was 74 had shoveled not only his driveway but the one next door. So I asked him, "Do you know why you can shovel snow like this when you are 74?" He looked at me for a moment and said, "OK, tell me why." I replied, "Because you shovel snow like this at 74." All summer long, he was busy raking, mowing, doing various projects, and being physically active in all sorts of ways. In the winter, he'd shovel. He always did. So at 74, he was still able to do that.

Like physical strength, brainpower is something you use or you lose. Those who are video-dependent to the point where they don't actually read anything anymore (merely scanning is not reading, understanding the material is reading) lose brainpower to a severe degree.

These people are not even aware that they have become dumber and dumber. In fact, they often believe the opposite. It's a maladaptive response to some of the blowback that comes with being inept. They delude themselves that they are the smartest people in the room. That allows them to blame others for anything that goes wrong. Instead of being problem-solvers, they are problem blamers. They don't have the ability to be anything else. And things spiral down from there.

Just as it doesn't take much exercise to prevent extreme physical atrophy, it doesn't take much reading to prevent extreme mental atrophy. Read regularly, and you aren't likely to suffer any atrophy. Just don't let on to the video-dependent that it's you, not they, who is the smartest person in the room. They don't need to know and won't believe you anyhow. Even if you read that to them.

4. Finance tip

Anyone who was born in the USA or immigrated here won the lottery. Yes, we have many problems and things could be much better. No, we do not have the lowest mortality rate or the highest standard of living. But every citizen of the USA has blessings and advantages way beyond what is normal across the planet.

Yet we have people who claim the USA is a racist society (they seem to be the only ones obsessed with the artificial construct we call race), an anti-diversity society (they will abuse you horribly if you disagree with them), and a place where a fringe element (less than 1%) claims they are undergoing genocide if other people don't ask them what pronouns they prefer. I can list a couple dozen other victim mentality delusions, but I think it will suffice to say we have a lot of people making much ado about nothing.

Their solution to their "pain" is to attack our society in a multitude of ways. They have intimidated large corporations into acquiescing to their idiotic ideas; all of use now pay an idiocy tax in the form of higher prices to cover the costs of exclusionary, demeaning "diversity" directives in these corporations. There is also the idiocy of "social good" which rewards high-polluting industries such as solar power but punishes low-polluting ones such as natural gas. The whole planet pays an idiocy tax when capital is misdirected this way.

I grew up with many disadvantages. I took the wrong path after high school, then stumbled on that path in a way that could have made me permanently poor. I got help from a friend of a friend, who later became a close friend, to get me a second chance in an industry where I was unknown. I realized my good fortune at having the opportunity to hit the reset button and decided not to throw that away. My boss there was so impressed, he gave me all of his course books for supervisor training and he personally got me signed onto another construction job shortly after this one ended. Previous bosses were, I believe, just relieved to see me gone. What had changed? My attitude. I had a chip on my shoulder and resented people and situations instead of making the best of them.

As time moved on, I also took or made opportunities to add to my education credentials. This ranged from minor certifications to a Master's Degree. None of which were handed to me or funded by anyone else.

As a nation, we have been besieged by people who have a chip on their shoulder and resent people and situations instead of making the best of them. Those people are their own worst enemies, because their behavior is alienating to other people. Other people who may be career contacts, coworkers, mentors, tutors, references, or bosses. Their maladaptive coping response has been to viciously lash out at everybody and everything instead of taking the time to assess where they personally need to improve.

All of this leads to my two finance tips for this issue:

  1. Be grateful for your opportunities, and work hard to improve your ability to turn them into reality.
  2. Don't engage in enabling the mental illness / immaturity of those who blame others instead of stepping up to the plate. Call them out on it, ask, "What have you done lately to improve yourself?"


5. Security tip

In the recent election, the socialists lost the House and the Senate. The economic damage they have done to this country is in the trillions of dollars, surpassing the equivalent of 4 monster tornadoes and 4 category 5 hurricanes combined. The social damage is also of epic proportions. So how do we prevent such a disaster from befalling us again?

Before I answer that, remember that the socialists still hold seats in the House and Senate and their pet retard occupies the office of President. And remember that this election dragged on and on and on while fake ballots, mail-in ballots, and dead people ballots continued to come in.

We can prevent the socialist disaster from befalling us again only by implementing election reform wherever we can. Can you guess why the socialists fight election reform so viciously? Sure you can. And your guess is spot-on. The very fact they fight it so viciously means we have hit their power source.

After the 2020 coup, which followed a summer of socialist insurrection, the fraud was blatantly obvious to all observers with an IQ above 3. Or maybe 4. Consequently, some 70,000 voters obtained training in poll watching and then served to help oversee the 2022 election. The fraud was still massive and still neutralized voting in many key races. But it didn't have nearly the legs it had in 2020. From this, we know that reducing election fraud reduces socialist control.

Here's a decent article about election fraud (excuse the author for confusion a lectern (which you stand behind) with a podium (which you stand on):

My personal influence on election fraud is muted by the fact both of my state reps are socialists and so is my governor. But my county is not run by socialists and I can help influence election laws. All I have to do is write to my county election commission and suggest this or that (for example, requiring dates on mail-in ballots). You can do this also.

Some other measures you might take to help national security in relation to the socialists and their election fraud:

  • Encourage people to stop using Facebook. Here's how to delete your e-mail address and phone number from there:
  • Cancel any lamestream media subscriptions and encourage others to do the same.
  • Donate funds to an election integrity effort.
  • Train and certify as a poll watcher, then poll watch.
  • Print up 50 of your own door flyers praising the non-socialist candidate. Two weeks before the election, hang them on doors. Influence enough voters, and there's a higher cost of stealing the election, perhaps too high.
  • Contact your county election commission and ask what election integrity reforms are being planned. Ask how you can help.
  • Do a Bing search to see what groups are involved with election reform in your state or county. Contact them and offer to sign a petition. Offer to take one door to door.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

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 in this area.

Statistics when these photos were taken, 2 days past my 62nd birthday:

  • Height: 6'0"

  • Wingspan: 6'1"

  • Weight: 148.8lbs (a bit more than the Age 60 shoot, and I am leaner for this one)

  • Bodyfat: Unknown, but well below what the Tanita scale says is 5%

  • Waist: 29

  • Chest: 48

  • Arms: 15

  • Quads: 20.5 (an increase of half an inch since the Age 60 shoot)

  • Max bench press: Unknown, but I do 4 sets of 10 reps with 150 lbs to warm up on chest day

  • Max squat: Unknown, but I do 4 sets of 8 reps of front squats with 90lbs to start Leg Day

  • Cholesterol: In normal range, on low side

  • Testosterone: Above the upper limit of the normal range

  • 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

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Due to severe allergies, I started taking antihistimines over 50 years ago. These do address the immediate problems of allergy symptoms, but they also have several downsides. Among the negative effects is they dry you out, and this leads to:

  • Gum rescission.
  • Nasal membrane splitting.
  • Constipation.
  • Itchy eyes.
  • Dry skin.

I rarely take antihistimines anymore, despite the fact I live in one of the worst places to live if you have allergies. Back when I commuted to the office (9 miles away), I would come out after work to find my car covered in greenish-yellow dust.

Part of the reason is I use an OTC nasal steroid. This also has its downsides, though they pale compared to those of antihistimines. But during winter, I radically cut back the dose. Some days, I don't use it at all. And yet, I have only mild symptoms of allergic response. How is this possible?

I use multiple strategies, including:

  • Clean my home. I use a microfiber cloth for dusting (other methods put a lot of dust back into the air), and dust and vacuum per a schedule. I keep surfaces such as countertops and floors clean (though with floors I barely get a C+ grade). And I frequently assess and correct for clutter.
  • Clean my air. I have several HEPA filters distributed throughout my home and two are in my bedroom. But I also ensure I get a good air exchange, aiming for times when pollen and so forth are low outside. I also have real wood furniture instead of formaldehyde-emitting particle board junk.
  • Clean my diet. No processed food, which is inflammatory and which exacerbates allergies.
  • Clean my passageways. The occasional Neti pot rinse, especially after doing something like raking leaves, really helps. I also like to eat something loaded with hot sauce and pepper, a real sinus cleaner!

Did you notice a particular idea repeated in each of those strategies? I also have clean bedding (change it weekly) and take other steps toward getting adequate sleep. Then there's all the deep cleaning stuff like blowing out the computer, toothbrushing crevasses, scrubbing sinks and toilets, etc. And, of course, I don't use fragrances, candles, things that make clothes toxic (toxic detergents, bleach, fabric softener--use vinegar as a whitener and never subject laundry to high heat).

Here's what I am doing wrong:

  • Gardening. This exposes me to a great deal of pollen. It's worth the cost.
  • Raking, mowing, edging, trimming, pruning, etc. These activities trigger an allergic response.
  • Climbing. The amount of chalk dust in the air can be a bit much, sometimes.
  • Grooming the cat who owns me. I give her a daily "beauty shop" treatment, which involves mostly brushing her.

Let's talk more about that grooming.  Most cats are fed corn, which alters their endocrine system and makes their saliva and dander hyper-allergenic. My cat does not have this problem. The problem with her is she goes outside (she has two cat doors coded to her chip) and all that fur collects pollen and other allergens. Sometimes while brushing her, I have an allergic response. But usually not. One thing I have done about this problem is create special nesting places for her with pads that collect cat hair. I simply clean them off or wash them and put them back. You do not see cat hair all over my house, in fact first-time visitors are surprised to learn a cat even lives here.

I believe this low-level exposure to the pollen that sticks to her fur is gradually desensitizing me to the pollen. That process is the theory behind allergy shots, after all.

What about the person who is not owned by a cat or dog? He or she could accomplish something similar by purchasing locally grown, cold-processed honey and drizzling that onto something eaten with a meal. Why locally grown? Because the bees will pick up pollen from your area. Why cold-processed? If it's heated much beyond the temperature of the hive, much of its benefit will be lost due to heat-kill of enzymes and other components. If the jar of honey doesn't look cloudy, the honey has been subjected to heat-kill and thus is ruined. Honey is something I do not regularly consume, because I maintain that ripped look all year round. But the extra calories are worth it when the honey has the benefits that come from being locally grown and not heat-killed.

Here are a few things to consider about clutter:

  • It makes proper cleaning impossible. Dust (dead skin cells, microcritter poop, etc.) collects behind and between all that stuff. Unless you are removing all that stuff twice a week, cleaning where it was, cleaning that stuff, and then putting that stuff back you do not have a clean home.
  • It impedes air flow, causing large pockets of heavier than air gases such as carbon dioxide to form. This means a low O2 content, which impairs brain function. That's why people who live in extreme clutter exhibit signs of mental impairment; they are mentally impaired due to chronic asphyxia.
  • The visual disharmony causes chronic low-level stress, which creates an inflammation response that adds to the inflammation response of allergy triggers.



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

Per mile driven, an electric car will generate more CO2 and more pollution overall than a gasoline-powered one. That is when you consider all the inputs. Also, the sheer amount of paved space needed to replace gasoline stations (where refueling takes a few minutes) with electric charging stations (where recharging takes a couple of hours) would eliminate millions of acres of CO2-absorbing greenery.


8. Thought for the Day

Those who go through life thinking the have to impress others, don't.


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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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