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Mindconnection eNL, 2022-12-18


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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

Defending against socialism
  1. Earlier this month, Republican John Duarte flipped a House seat. Duarte narrowly beat socialist Adam Gray 50.2% to 49.8% and Adam Gray conceded. The district has not elected a Republican since 1974. Nominal Democrats outnumber Republicans 42% to 24% in the district, so why the win? Because not all Democrats are socialists and in the People's Republic of California the insanity has gone beyond the definition of absurd. For example, they want to ban the sale natural gas furnaces by 2030. Yet, natural gas is the cleanest energy source available today. It has a smaller carbon footprint than solar and no lithium must be mined to use it.

    Note also, to extract the metals used in the batteries for solar or wind, sulfuric acid must be used. Nearly all of our sulfur is a byproduct of refining oil (that's why Sulphur, LA, smells like sulfur and hence the name); do you see the problem, here? If we close refineries due to not using as much oil, we won't have a means of making the batteries that are essential to intermittent (ignorantly called "green") power sources. As the communist countries on our leftwing coast continue to disable their economies and dismantle their societies with such foolishness, they will self-destruct.
  2. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) announced on 09 DEC she is switching from Democrat to Independent. Readers may recall in a (much earlier) post I noted she is a liberal but not a libtard or a socialist. She has liberal values and rightfully stands up for them. But she also stands up against foolishness like ending the filibuster, and for that she was abused badly by many in the Democrat Party. This now moves the party-based voting balance from 51-49 to 50-49 and brings the GOP one seat closer to having the Senate Majority Leader. Here's a video of Senator Sinema, about her switch:

    It will take one more switch to R or two more switches to I for the balance to be what it was before the 2022 election. If the Republicans can think critically for a moment, they will oust "Turtle" as their Senate leader so the repulsiveness factor is greatly reduced. Many swing voters don't want the Ds to control the Senate, but voted D to ensure McConnell is not in charge.
  3. On 10 DEC, the socialist propaganda outlet known as "The New York Times" underwent an employee strike. Striking employees asked readers not to use NYT digital, either. Let's hope this is a permanent breaking of habit for NYT addicts. Perhaps this will be enough to put that rag out of business, striking another blow for intelligence and another for freedom at the same time.
  4. Undo the coup? While Brainless and his Moron Squad have spent the last two years aggressively destroying our economy and other parts of society, sane people have pursued a legal remedy to the coup. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. Given the mountain of evidence collected since the coup, there is a fair chance our elected President will resume office. This is good news for Americans, because it would remove an excessively destructive administration. It is good news even for libtards, but also for the political scene in general because if the 2020 election is properly called then Trump will be ineligible to run in 2024. He would serve less than half of his remaining term, so it is unclear as to how he would be "made whole". Certainly, the nation itself cannot be "made whole" from the "ravages of the retards" so he will just have to suck it up. In Germany, they recently arrested the people behind an attempted coup. In the USA, the coupsters weren't even indicted. And they probably never will be.

    ...and maybe in his second term Trump will behave in a more mature fashion. His critics, of course, won't.
  5. The Iowa House election flipped Republican after a hand count:
    If hand counts had been done in the states that swung Biden after the polls closed:
    * We would not now have a retarded pedophile as POTUS
    * We would not have rampant inflation
    * We would have far lower CO2 emissions
    * We would still be a net energy exporter
    * We would not have abandoned Afghanistan so stupidly
    * We would not have "built back better" the Taliban
    * We would not be mired down in Ukraine
    * The Senate would not have been split 50/50 with a whacko VP getting the deciding vote
    * Nutcase Nancy would not have had two more years as Speaker
    ... and more than a dozen gut-punch crises would not have happened.

    Do you have any doubt that election integrity is extremely important?

The ongoing Covid scam

Fraudster Fauci has been deposed. This modern Mengle belongs on death row in a high security prison, just as any other mass murderer does. Yet he is currently drawing the highest salary of all federal employees. Let's hope the investigation removes him from office and then from society. Let's hope this serves as a warning to other psychopaths that they cannot act with impunity.

Quite a few videos, here. Each one is worth watching. You don't have to watch them all at once. Maybe copy into a list and make a "movie night" of watching them.

  3. (Senator Rand Paul goes off on Josef Mengle, er, Josef Fauci, er, His Eminence the Pyschopath)
  5. (Society of Actuaries data).
  6. (Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts). "We've been had...We are going to hound you down, you people who are guilty."
  7. (The spike protein is cardio-toxic and causes heart inflammation -- multiple sources show this). "Let that sink in".
  8. (One of the most poorly efficacious, worst side effect profile, most profitable).
  9. (Huge chunk of data missing from VAERS).
  10. (The unvaxxed are the best part of society)
  11. (0British MP calls for a halt to the "Covid vaccines")
  12. (Treatments for Corona virus pandemic already identified and totally proven long before CV-19)
  13. (Ivermectin halted Covid in Mexico and Japan)
  14. (America is ashamed of how this White House is treating our soldiers)


Other news

  1. Tell me again why we need to defund the police? Is this what the cop haters object to?
  2. Sanctioned child abuse? You decide:
  3. Among the people Time Magazine is considering as Person of the Year is Chinese President (Mafia Boss) Xi Jinping. The Chinese people are growing increasingly fed up with the oppression, barbarism, and mistreatment meted out by Jinping and his fellow sociopaths in the Chinese Party. These whackos have pushed a very patient people to their limit. We may see then end of the Chinese Communist Party as a result.
  4. The eco-terrorists have now decided that domestic cats and dogs contribute too much to global warming. They are saying that people need to kill their pets to save the planet. They have actually started a push to get "no pet" legislation passed. Organizations like PETA and HSUS will help "kill the bill" in the House if a national one gets passed by the communist-controlled Senate. Brainless will never be able to sign it.

    So it will have to pass in nut zones like California and Oregon, but it won't pass in any of the 36 free states.  Where it does pass, do these imbeciles really believe that a family will surrender a member of the family to be hauled off and "euthanized"? (You can bet Fluffy will not be humanely executed). No, what is going to happen is the police will refuse to participate and that will leave eco-terrorists to go door to door. All of them will be killed. Kind of makes me want to move to Oregon and wait for them to come a knocking....
  5. There is hope for humanity. Watch this talent show performance:


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


IQ is a essentially a measure of how well and how fast you process information. But what if you never got the information in the first place? Anything times zero is still zero.

From this we can also see that people who are mistaken in what they think they know can actually have a negative IQ. I don't mean people who, on the whole, are well-read and knowledgeable but get a few things wrong. And actually, who doesn't get a few things wrong?

I mean people whose misunderstanding of a subject is profound. Such people also lack the cognitive skill to differentiate fact from fiction, which means they lack basic reasoning skills. So even if you gave them the knowledge, they would still be unable to understand and apply it. Or if you:

  • Gave them the knowledge but got a detail wrong, they would be unable to spot and correct the error. Example: I sent a climbing invitation for Sunday (when we always climb) but had the date (9th) for Monday.
  • Left out a detail, they would be unable to fill the gap.
  • Explained it in a certain context, they would not be able to apply it in a relevant context, exclude it from an irrelevant context, or modify it to suit a changed context.
  • Gave them the basics, they would extrapolate those into something absurd and believe they understand.

Flip these weaknesses around to describe a more empowered individual. Example: My climbing buddy knew I meant the 8th. He let me know about my error, and clarified this was Sunday. Another example, you supply Facts A, B, and C and that person can correctly deduce Fact D.

Reasoning ability can be exercised and strengthened, and knowledge can be acquired. Here are some tips:

  • Read, read, read.
  • Work with your hands. Many scholarly types eschew this, but they are wrong. The human hand is a marvel, and it is arguably what most distinguishes us from other animals. There's a lot of connection between hand and brain, too.
  • Seek challenges and take them on. One of the things that attracted me to plant maintenance (something I did for a few years) is the sheer amount of reasoning ability it takes to do that job as an A player. It takes exceptional reasoning ability to determine why a production line is losing $630,000 per hour and how to most effectively solve that problem ASAP. And it takes even more reasoning ability to explain the problem and the solution to an executive who lacks technical expertise.
  • Redesign a work area with the goal of making it more efficient. If you work with your hands and have a garage or workshop at your disposal, this is a brain builder for you to do.
  • Get a challenging hobby or sport. Buddy up with people who do the same.
  • Buddy up with people who build and repair things. Work together on problems. It's amazing what you can learn from seeing someone else reason out a solution in a way that differs from yours.


To protect yourself from having a negative IQ, you need to avoid what I call "anti-knowledge". For example, the absurdities spewed by the mudstream media are like mud thrown at a fine painting. After exposure to this, you start mixing their BS with reality and pretty soon you don't really know anything. Libtards do this to an extreme. What is the BS source that libtards use the most, to know less than nothing? The New York Times. The entire circulation of this propaganda paper consists of libtards. Those who weren't libtards when they first subscribed became libtards. And they may not even be aware of it. That's how bad it is.

Anti-knowledge sources are everywhere. Another example is a cat poison known as "Fancy Feast". Any non-psychopath who reads the ingredients will never, ever, feed this to any cat or any other animal. But instead of reading the ingredients, people read "Cat Food" on the container and falsely conclude they are buying cat food. What they believe they know about this product is no knowledge at all; a common rock sitting on the street knows more about Fancy Feast than the person with the anti-knowledge does. This person may be natively smart, but see how anti-knowledge leads to stupid actions? We are all vulnerable to this!

This anti-knowledge concept is hard for many people to grasp. So let's try another example.

Suppose a doctor offered you a vaccine for some contagious disease. He says it's safe and effective. So you get the shot and three days later die suddenly from myocarditis. The embalmer finds massive fibrous clots in your veins. What went wrong? The doctor gave you anti-knowledge and you accepted it as true. What you should have done, instead:

  • Asked to see the insert. You would have noticed, in this particular example, the entire thing is blank (these inserts are newspaper size or larger), except for lettering that says, "This space intentionally left blank."

  • Asked how exactly it works. You would have learned it's not a vaccine (something that stimulates the body to produce an antigen to a specific pathogen), but instead is an experimental medication authorized under emergency use even though the emergency has passed. What it does is stimulate the body to produce a spike protein (rub a fingernail back and forth across your eyeball to get an idea of what this does to blood vessels, heart tissue, and brain cells) in the hopes the body will then produce an antigen to the spike protein.

  • Assessed your risk of infection and then of serious consequences. Your risk of infection is hard to determine, and it's mostly a matter of exposure. If you avoid crowds, the risk is lower than if you don't. If you're in reasonably good health and supplement with Vitamin D and Zinc, you have no risk of serious consequences and thus no reason to vaccinate regardless of your risk of infection.

Because of anti-knowledge spewed by Big Pharma and their lackeys in government, the lamestream media, and social media, millions of people have received what was for them a lethal injection. And people who love their cats are poisoning them to (painful) death. Anti-knowledge is worse than no knowledge at all.

4. Finance tip

Many people are complaining about inflation without an understanding of what it is. They are complaining about the general increase of prices or the specific increase of price of specific items. This perspective assumes inflation is the result of some mysterious force rather than the inevitable consequence of stupid decisions.

Inflation results from an increase in the supply of money relative to the supply of goods. That is its only cause. When we economists say "inflation", we mean a swelling (inflating) of the supply of money relative to the supply of goods and services. The effect is that each unit of money (e.g., dollar) has less buying power than it did when the ratio of money to goods was smaller. In short, it is a debauching of our currency.

People talk about the government's "printing money", which is an outdated view of what money is. At one time, most money was all printed or coined. Some existed as credit. For example, there are 100 dollars existing in your town. You buy a $2 bag of oats for your horse, on credit. You didn't hand over $2, the shopkeeper created that on a ledger so now there is a total of 102 dollars in your town. We create money every time we use a credit card, take out a loan, make a loan, buy something on time, or sign a note.

This form of fiat money is based mostly on easing commerce, so it tracks nicely with the supply of goods and services.

Now, enter government. Specifically, the federal government. It should, in theory, provide services that society needs. The cost of government under this theory is restrained. The money supply won't grow in an uncontrolled fashion, especially if money is extracted from the productive sector to pay for the services. Where we get into trouble is when government oversteps its Constitutional restraints and creates one illegal program and agency after another, swelling its obligations. Then the government must borrow to cover the spending. But it cannot borrow enough when the spending passes a certain point. Those trillion dollar budget deficits that started with the Barry Soetoro (aka Obama) misadministration are way, WAY past that point (in fairness to the demo-socialists, GOP icon Reagan started the trend).

The only solution is for the Federal Reserve to create an electronic entry that "prints" the needed funds. Now the government can pay its bills with money that was created out of thin air. But this thin air creation of 100s of billions of dollars every month means a severe dilution of the power of each dollar already in circulation. In short, it's a stealth way to tax everyone who holds any assets valued in dollars.

So with this ultra-heavy tax, which greatly outstrips the 1040 tax in terms of wealth extracted from individuals, comes a great financial loss that must be made up somehow. And businesses attempt to make up for it by shrinking containers of products for sale, raising the prices of your goods or services, giving their employees "generous" raises that leave them with less than was taken by inflation, etc.

What you have to understand is any large increase in inflation, which is a major input to prices, is a direct consequence of socialist, utopian, harebrained schemes passed by Congress, enacted by federal agencies, or ordered by the President. This informs you as to what the solution is.

Your single largest cost as an American (or Australian, or Canadian, etc.) is taxation. In the USA (and several other countries), the single largest tax you pay is inflation. The only way to keep that tax from going up is to keep federal spending from increasing. For decades, the National Taxpayers Union has published the spending records of members of Congress. It should be no surprise that, while Republicans (and especially RINOs) are big spenders, they look downright miserly compared to Democrats. This, despite the fact Senator William Proxmire of Golden Fleece fame was a Democrat.

We know the "elections" are rigged due to corruption like mail in voting abuse, and we know Big Tech, the lamestream media, and other bad actors spew disinformation to sway people to vote for big-spending Democrats and big-spending RINOs. Even among Republican Senators, there is a willful ignorance that is astounding; this body re-elected Mitch McConnell as its leader. Insane! But one thing you can do is in conversation voice your objection to big spending in general and specific big spending politicians in particular (ones your audience may have the chance to vote for or against).

Another thing you can do is write to your (mis)representative in Congress to deep six a specific spending bill and to deep six spending bills for anything that we do not absolutely need. This does have an effect, but only when enough people write short, rational letters in a business-like manner. Go to your (mis)presentative's site to submit the letter. In my own case, I don't have a representative in Congress because Sharice Davids believes it is her job to propangandize Nutcase Nancy's communist utopia to us in contravention of the US Constitution and in contravention of the public interest. So I write to Marjorie Taylor Green and I have told her of my plight and also donated to her campaign. Maybe I could have picked someone less controversial, but I think mediocre is not sufficient. I want a fire-brand who actually cares about America and acts that way.

Think of what you personally can do once a month to help fight the "money grows on trees" spending attitudes and to inform members of Congress they work for the people not for the corporations that want to fleece us. Most of the money spent by the federal government is simply wasted or is a wealth transfer to large corporations (and often a wealth transfer from small ones). There is plenty of room to reduce spending, enough that we can have a net surplus. If they abolished the 1040 system, which has a massively dampening effect on the economy due to compliance costs, the economy would grow significantly. I remind loyal readers that the compliance costs of this bad system are, per most estimates, about 15 to 19 times what the IRS brings in. Get rid of the 1040, and the revenue from all other federal taxes grows dramatically because the economy does.

What specifically can the government do to intelligently cut spending? Under Reagan, the Grace Commission compiled a report of where to cut. When Bill Clinton was POTUS, he and Newt Gingrich worked together to reduce waste and fraud. They so reduced spending that the family that owned the Debt Clock in NYC took it down. Al Gore became an expert on the Grace Report. I think that is why the Dems ostracized him. If Trump gets back his Presidency as a result of the SCOTUS properly reviewing the 2020 election scam per the upcoming case, he should bring Al Gore onboard immediately. Many Republicans would think that's crazy, but it worked before (economically) and this time it would be a positive political move.

For your own financial health, don't rely on third parties such as the SCOTUS to fix things. Be an advocate yourself. Oppose spending generally, and really oppose stupid spending.

5. Security tip

It is now beyond dispute that the immunity reduction jab falsely marketed as a "vaccine" for Covid-19 is not safe or effective. It is also beyond dispute that a reasonably healthy person would have no need for a Covid vaccine in the first place, if there were such a thing. Well, there is a vaccine--it's called the produce department. And you can amp up its protection power by getting 5X the RDA of vitamin D and 2X the RDA of zinc.

Despite these facts, there is immense pressure on the unjabbed to get jabbed. Whether due to a desire to reduce the human population or just sell something dangerous with no liability and rake in trillions, it's hard to say. But the pressure is immense. Now, consider all the lies that have been told (and are still being told) to cajole people into subjecting themselves to this toxin. The lies originate with Big Pharma, their CDC lackeys, their FDA lackeys, and the administration of Brainless Biden. The same Biden who stood alone in objecting to sending Seal Team Six to take out Osama Bin Biden, er, Osama Bin Laden.

The security question we all must ask is why any rational person would trust anything said by Big Pharma and the unelected government officials who act as their propaganda and enforcement arm. They certainly do not have my trust.

I received the polio vaccine once. No boosters. I remain polio-free. I received the tetanus vaccine once. I've had the booster twice, though you're supposed to have it every 10 years. I've had no boosters for any of my childhood vaccines (not many in those days), and yet have remained disease-free for 52 years. Not so much as a cold.

The cat who owns me has had vaccines every year except during 2021 when I decided the Covid-related hassle wasn't worth going through. She is legally required to get the rabies vaccine. In 2022, she got that and three other vaccines. I balked at four vaccines, but the vet assured me there was no problem. The vet was wrong. My kitty was lethargic and miserable for over a week. She is done with vaccines, except for the legally mandated rabies one. Why should I take her to a frightening trip to the vet to be injected with medications that even the vet doesn't understand? Like me, she has a super-clean diet. Most cats subsist on corn, wheat, sugar, and rancid seed oils (see the ingredients of Fancy Feast, for example--that poison should never be fed to any living creature). So most cats have extremely foul scat, allergen-reeking dander, bloating, endocrine dysfunction, pre-diabetes, gingivitis, impaired kidney function, and a few other things. My cat has none of these problems.

My body is pathogen-proof, so why would hers be any different?

Many people get an annual flu shot. Though mandated by many employers for medical workers, this is another example of something dangerous that is not necessary. If you have a correct diet, you don't need a flu vaccine. And you don't need to visit a doctor for "checkups". I would say eye exams, dental exams, and chiropractic, plus any exams indicated by your personal medical history. But don't go to the drug dealer to see if you need any drugs; that's essentially what a doctor's "checkup" is.

Am I anti-vax? No, I am anti over-vax. There's no need to get the same vaccines every year, if they work once they work for a very long time. What does a vaccine do? It stimulates the body to produce the antigens specific to the pathogen of the vaccine. Once the "blueprint" has been made, it is there. The vaccine may "wear off" in the sense that the body stops making those antigens and they eventually go away. But if that pathogen appears, the body already has something to destroy it with. It's a matter of ramping up fast enough to destroy it in time. Normally, this time factor is never an issue. But if, for example, you get a tick bite that results in a bacterial infection you are going to need an antibiotic because those invaders already got a headstart via bypassing your first, second, and third lines of defense.

If you practice health care religiously enough that your body is in peak condition, you are effectively "vaccinated" against pathogens. But not in all cases. So don't blindly get vaccines (or antibiotics), make an informed decision on a case by case basis. And therein lies one big problem, getting informed. If you ask for the "insert" that comes with a Covid "vaccine" you will see each page says "Left intentionally blank". Right there, you have a big warning not to allow someone to inject you with this.

But now you may be thinking, "Shouldn't this be in the health and fitness tips section?". Considering how many people have been dropping dead from the Covid shots, no. It's a matter of security.

If you need convincing on that score, here's a one hour documentary (one of many information sources) that you should view and then share with as many people as possible:



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

Some cool climbing  videos:


See all of my climbing videos here:


Do you have health insurance? If you answered yes, you are probably thinking of medical insurance instead. I am not aware of any financial product that is actually health insurance.

Medical insurance plans are based on the idea that most people fail to practice health care. They provide payments to medical people who will ensure you get drugged, cut, or radiated to treat a condition resulting from that failure. And then you are likely to need continued treatments to treat you for the "side" effects of those treatments. Once you get on this not so merry go round, it is hard to get off it.

That is not to say all medical professionals or medical treatments have nothing to do with health care. I am talking about insurance generally. There are some pre-paid plans that are called insurance, such as eye care insurance and dental insurance that, if used properly, are actually health care. With modern eye exams, a ridiculous number of adverse health conditions can be identified. Most people don't know this, and they will get an eye exam only if they start to feel a need for glasses.

Then there's the dentist. No reason to go unless you have a toothache, right? As with eye exams, dental exams reveal adverse health conditions. These include adult onset diabetes and several kinds of oral cancers. A fact that has been "debunked" by "experts" who know better is there's a strong connection between heart disease and conditions a dentist can see in an oral exam. While the dentist can't give a definitive diagnosis (thus the "debunking"), there's an actionable diagnosis all the same. Most dental "insurance" plans permit two exams per year, usually with some out of pocket expense. I think I paid a staggering $4.17 for my most recent exam. If my dentist had detected an oral cancer during that exam, (medical) treatment for it would not have required any aggressive measures due to the principle of "early detection and early intervention means less intervention needed."

If you have a business, you can expense dental insurance. If you don't have a business, then dental insurance probably won't make sense for you unless you have a lot of crowns and/or fillings. How can you make an accurate assessment of whether dental insurance makes sense for you? A good dental office has a person dedicated to working with insurance companies. That person can consult with your dentist to estimate your future dental costs and advise you on whether the insurance makes sense for you. If you are on a processed food diet, though, you don't need that advice because your oral flora and fauna are messed up and your teeth are routinely exposed to excess acid; get the insurance. BTW, if you are on such a diet you have chronic inflammation so either ask your dentist about a periodontal care plan or change your diet.

Chiropractic is another health care / treatment crossover. The insurance game there is similar to the dental one. I don't have insurance to cover chiropractic. I use a prepaid plan that gives me a discounted visit rate and I go for regular visits. Going only when your back hurts is medical care, and it can become expensive. Going for regular visits is health care, and if you follow your chiropractor's advice you nearly eliminate any risk of needing medical care (once you are in the healthy zone).

It is irrational, at best, to see medical insurance as somehow guaranteeing your health. Not even health care can guarantee your health, but it comes awfully close. Here is a synopsis of my plan for health care:

  • Eat six small meals consisting mostly of super foods. Do no eat meat, wheat, corn, or soy (meat is OK if you can get non-factory farmed meat but good luck with that). No seed oils or processed sugars.
  • Train with a split routine that focuses on a different muscle group in each session. It is not possible to do this with fewer than four sessions a week; five is more typical.
  • Keep a very clean, uncluttered home and office. Same with your car.
  • Get the recommended checkups on your eyes and oral cavity. Why do I say oral cavity instead of teeth? Because it's the soft tissues that matter the most--gums, palate, etc. Flossing (gums) is hugely more beneficial than just brushing (teeth), though you should do both.
  • Engage in a sport or athletic activity that is challenging.
  • Engage in mental activities that are challenging.
  • Ignore the mainstream news. It's always negative and rarely correct.
  • Have discussions, but don't have arguments. Discussions are mutually rewarding, arguments are charged with negative emotions.
  • Treat your friends like special treasures. If they are really your friends, they are really special treasures. Even more so your spouse, kids, and other close family members.
  • Ensure you go to bed early enough that you get adequate sleep. If you need an alarm clock, you aren't going to bed early enough.
  • Read, read, read.

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

Marjorie Taylor Green (MTG) had received multiple death threats plus had other credible reasons (such as repeated vandalism of a sign outside her office) to fear for her safety. Yet, the Speaker of the House (Nutcase Nancy) forbade the Sergeant At Arms from assigning a security detail to MTG. At about the same time, a socialist who panicked because MTG pulled her face diaper down in the Tunnel (passageway under Capitol Building) falsely claimed MTG threatened her. There were security cameras and no evidence of any threat was found. Yet, the socialist received a security detail based on her hysterics.

There are many conclusions you can draw from this.


8. Thought for the Day

Treating others based on your ideology rather than their value as a person demeans you more than it demeans them. (Take note, Madam Speaker).



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