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Mindconnection eNL, 2023-02-05


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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good

Miscellaneous news

  1. Usain Bolt was defrauded out of nearly his entire nest egg. Watch an interview excerpt here:
  2. Right To Carry permits are still doing brisk business--last year, something like half a million Americans added this credential to their personal "resume". It is good to see a growing number of people bearing arms and thus protecting their families, communities, and police officers.

Defending against socialism

  1. Kevin McCarthy, our new Speaker of the House, ended "Pandemic Proxy Voting" (PPV) for the House. PPV eliminated debate. Nutcase Nancy instituted this so she could just tell people to vote for whatever garbage (mis)legislation she put on the docket. PPV is about as undemocratic as you can get. One strains definitions to say it's even legal. Now when a bill is presented, it will be debated. This is good for both Democrats and Republicans, though it's a big setback for Socialists and RINOs. Which means it's good for the country.
  2. Recall that during the peak of Covid-mania (and even now), the 24 socialist states in USA and most of the 36 free states imposed idiotic restrictions on school children--a demographic with zero risk of serious effects from Covid-19 (which is now extinct). Most parents responded with home schooling, and due to the vastly superior results over state-run schools have not returned to sending their kids to the failure factories we call "schools". The drop in school enrollment has been epic. Since most school districts receive state money based on the number of pupils, school district revenue has plummeted. Many are struggling financially, because they barely cover their fixed costs. One thing this means is the socialists have lost one of their primary tools of control; they no longer have the means to make millions of kids grow up stupid and ignorant.
  3. The Communist News Network (CNN) has fallen on hard times. The propaganda outlet is officially shutting down one of its largest offices. This is part of the Great Awakening in response to the Great Reset and the various stupidity movements (e.g., "woke"ism). Increasing numbers of people are saying goodbye to BS. And that bodes well for the future of this nation and those of our non-USA readers (mostly in the UK, Germany, Israel, Australia, South Africa, and Russia.
  4. When Nutcase Nancy was Speaker of the House, she stripped Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG) of all committee assignments. Now that adults have the majority in the House and a decent human being the Speaker, MTG is serving on three committees: The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, the House Committee on Homeland Security, and the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. These three committees are a good fit for her character and her goals. Further, there was no oversight or accountability under the socialists, the FBI (under the DHS) was essentially an attack arm of the socialist party (look what they've done to President Trump), and the Coronavirus fiasco is one of the costliest and deadliest scams in the nation's history. Key players such as Quacktor Fauci should be extradited to Nuremberg to stand trial for their crimes against humanity.

The ongoing Covid scam

  1. Have you noticed none of the Covid orthodoxy have ever advertised or even mentioned any anecdote where the rate of death from all causes has dropped since the Spike Protein Jab rolled out? All of the anecdotes are negative.
  2. Here's something we have not seen. An advertisement with case histories of nursing homes where the all cause mortality rate went down. We have not seen any data showing a drop in overall death rates in any group the vax was mandated. If the CDC, FDA, and other extensions of Big Pharma could produce such things, they would not be relying on bribery, coercion, deceit, and suppression of verifiable information instead.
  3. What we have seen: dozens of examples of increases in the overall death rate in a group where the vax was mandated. Pick any vax-mandated group, and this is what you see. Among the general population, which is now almost completely jabbed, we have seen a startling spike in miscarriages, physical disability, and general disease rate

  4. The socialists running YouTube removed a movie called "Anecdotals" (see link below). They later caved into YouTube user pressure (and pressure from Senator Ron Johnson) to re-platform the movie.
  5. A New York Supreme Court judge struck down the jab mandates for medical care (aka "health care") workers. The only recourse for Big Pharma to force such people to be injected with this toxic shot is to try to appeal their case in the US Supreme Court. If they do that, the most likely outcome is their drugs will be pulled off the market and many of the ring leaders would either face life in prison or be extradited to Nuremberg to stand trial for crimes against humanity (after which they would die by hanging). So they are not going to do that. Also, the NY case revolved around the fact the "vaccine" does not stop transmission and therefore there is no basis for the mandates.
  6. Lisa Marie Presley (Elvis' only child) died at age 54. She died only hours of being hospitalized for what appeared to be cardiac arrest. She was a singer, which means she almost certainly had the myocarditis-inducing jab (many  venues illegally require it, there's immense pressure by airlines to get it, and she may have simply been one of the brainwashed masses who got it). In short, federal regulators murdered her. When will we see Nuremberg trials for these people?
  7. In China, the death toll from idiotic government policies related to Covid is in the millions. Other communist countries, such as California, also have high death rates due to idiotic government policies related to Covid. The upshot here is it's almost like a shooting war between communists and the rest of us, but we are winning without firing a shot. They are killing off their own people. Let the insanity continue, and we will win by outlasting them.

    In the meantime, we need to contain the disease (communism, not Covid). Each of us has at least some power to push back, so use that power and push back. And when others around you spew Communist ideology or support the Covid narrative, ask them some kind of question that casts doubt on what they said. Just asking the question has a big effect, no need to drive home the full argument. For example, "The unvaccinated are killing the vaccinated". Ask something like, "By what mechanism does this experimental gene therapy stop transmission, and can you give me an example of any case in where it has?" You can also ask, "If that's true, why are nursing homes with 100% vax rates experiencing a large increase in all-cause mortality rates?"

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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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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 30 7 4
Product age Latest generation! 7 4




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


''Learning never exhausts the mind.'' -- Leonardo Da Vinci

Normal people are always learning. But many seem to have stopped learning some time around age eight. Libtards, for example.

Libtards have several fundamental barriers to learning, such as:

  • Enslavement to an ideology that depends on a fictional view of the world.
  • Intolerance for any person who does not embrace their distorted view, despite facts and logic to the contrary.
  • Infacility with numbers.
  • Infacility with language.
  • Infacility with logic.
  • Fear of being wrong.
  • An inherent need to engage in superiority complex behavior, due to an underlying sense of feeling inferior, rather than treating people respectfully.
  • A focus on intimidating, gaslighting, decieving, and bullying others into agreeing with them. As opposed to learning from others.

If you have one of these limitations (doubtful), eliminating it can boost your learning potential. Here are some other ways:

  • Learn a little bit about a lot of things.
  • Learn a few things very well; become an expert.
  • Seek out other perspectives. Not mere opinions, but informed perspectives. There is a difference.
  • Find facts, and put them in perspective. Understand the framework of a subject.
  • Ask questions. If this, why not that? If that, why? What happens if I extend the logic?
  • Try to relate a principle in a new area of knowledge with a principle in an area you know well
  • Be honest in your dealings with others.
  • Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know."
  • Don't be afraid to say, "You don't know. You are just blowing smoke."

4. Finance tip

All of your financial gains can disappear thanks to a single phone call. While in general the inflation tax is the largest cost to an individual, some individuals will experience an even larger cost thanks to a single phone spoofing scam. Maybe you personally are immune to such things, but you may have an adult child or (elderly) parent who isn't. This information can help you protect at least one of those three generations.

A regional bank sent out an e-mail about phone spoofing scams. I have republished it below, with some edits and comments of my own.

Phone Spoofing Scams

What is phone spoofing? It's the act of disguising a phone number to impersonate a trusted entity or source. Scammers are using this tactic to con bank account holders into providing their personal data to gain access to their online banking accounts by impersonating their financial institution’s fraud department.

How does it work? Scammers will phone their victims claiming to be calling from a bank’s fraud department to alert you about suspicious activity on your account. They may claim that unauthorized access has occurred on your account or that there is a fraudulent pending charge. The scammer will then proceed to request your personal information such as your online banking user ID, password, answers to your online banking security questions, and/or social security number to access your account.

Note that the scammer may be claiming to be from a credit card company, a department store, a home center, a hospital, or a government agency. In all cases, they start out with a bogus claim that there's some problem and then segue into conning you into providing sensitive information. Don't tell them jack sh--.

Tips to Defeat Spoofing

  • Don't trust Caller ID numbers. Scammers will often use a number similar to one you know to make it appear legitimate. In some instances, the phone number could appear to be the same as the institution that they're trying to impersonate. For example, the caller ID may show the same phone number as that of a bank you use. In no case will a bank call you with questions about your personal security information. They already have this information. The same goes for those other entities I mentioned.
  • See urgency as a red flag. Scammers will try to create a sense of urgency to pressure you into giving information to them immediately. DO NOT give your personal data over the phone no matter how critical the situation may appear.
  • Don't fall for the password scam. They may reassure you they are legitimate by stating they won't ask for your password. But they'll ask for enough other information that they can reset your password. This will lock you out and give them full access.

What if there really is a problem? Most banks and institutions will ask you to call them. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from X, thank them for the call and ask for their extension. Then say you will call them back within two minutes. Go on to the X website and look for the switchboard number. Call that number and reach the X employee at his or her extension.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Bureau of Incompetence (FBI) offer several other tips and resources to help combat phone spoofing scams.

What if you are mid-conversation and realize you are being phished?

You could just hang up, but it's more fun to:

  • Give the caller a false answer to the next question.
  • Ask the caller stupid questions like, "What's your shoe size? Is it raining where you are? Did you have to drop out of medical school to take the job you have now?"
  • Repeatedly complain about the smell. "Do you smell that at your end? It's awful at my end." This will throw the scammer for a loop.
  • Decide right then and there to subscribe to our Anything Goes joke list so you get the weekly "How to handle telescammers" joke (just send a request to; you may encounter some "not for mixed company" language but we also have the Clean Jokes Only list you can ask to be put on.

What if you hang up and realize you have just been phished?

  • Immediately change your username and password associated with your account at X.
  • Report the incident to the fraud department at X.
  • Don't contact the FBI, especially if you are a Republican or anyone in your family is named Donald.

5. Security tip

The following advice is from a long-time friend whose "wisdom quotient" is a chart-topper. He is a frequent traveler, mostly "day trips" by truck or car.

"I stay in hotels for work, quite often. Sometimes I get to pick the place, sometimes the office just picks one based upon distance to the job site. I try to be security aware. Second floor is safest. Unlike the ground floor, you can open your curtains and not have people walking by and looking in or breaking in. If there is a fire, unlike upper floors, you can drop out of a second floor window.

Of course, be aware and check out fire escape routes, usually on each end of the hallways. Get a room near the stairs/escape route. It will be quieter than one near the elevator and ice machine since fewer people will pass by. Keep the Do Not Disturb sign on the door knob, and turn on the television with some volume when you are out.

Before using your card key to unlock the door, verify the door can't be opened without using the key. I was in a room and found the card key was not needed to open the door. The door lock could have been broken for a long time and no one noticed since most people automatically use the card key before checking the door lock. Don't make a mess, so you can decline and avoid having room service employees in the room.

I also request a room facing the parking lot. I can usually park my vehicle close to or under my room window. If I hear a car alarm or other noises, I can look out and verify it is not mine and take action if needed. I use a cable lock on my steering wheel, to lock it to the seat post, or in my truck, the windshield exit handle. It may make a car thief look elsewhere or at least impede him. Keep no items visible in the passenger compartment of your vehicle. Before checking into a hotel that you have no knowledge of, drive through the parking lot. Notice if there is any trash, or shattered pieces of tempered car windows anywhere. A sure warning sign to go elsewhere."

Let me expand a bit on his statement about trying to be security aware. He's told me many things over the years in this vein. Some of his nuggets of wisdom that can be paraphrased here:

  • Don't be listening to your "tunes", texting, or gabbing on the phone while in an unsecured location. For example, he'd probably say don't exit your motel or hotel room while on the phone. And stay off the phone until you are in a place where you don't have to be on amber alert for danger.
  • Keep some space between you and other people.
  • If you get into an elevator and there's only one other person, get right back out. If you're the only one in the elevator, and someone else gets on at another floor then get out on that same floor.
  • Know the location of every fire extinguisher between you and the nearest building exit. Check the inspection tag and (if present) charge gage. Report any deficiencies right away.
  • Always remember that dialing 911 means help is minutes away. What you do in the next few seconds may be all that keeps you alive.


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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Do you have so much gas, your dog is traumatized by the smell? While flatulence is normal, having it to excess (either by volume or lethality) can be a real problem. Many "experts" will blame the fiber and say to cut back on vegetables. That is bad advice. Here are some steps you can take to reduce gas:

  • Take simethicone (e.g., Gax-X, Phazyme). Go easy on this, it can cause problems if overused.
  • Take a digestive enzyme product such as Beano. This will also help you digest protein, meaning you can eat less protein to get the same benefit for muscular growth.
  • Take a digestive enzyme product such as digestive enzyme capsules. Similar to Beano-type products, but you may get better results.
  • Reset your colonic biome with sauerkraut (the fermented kind with live bacteria, not to be confused with pickled cabbage which is also called sauerkraut).
  • Reset your colonic biome with plain, whole-milk, unhomogenized yogurt. You will probably not find this in a mainstream grocery store; they typically sell only "yogurt" that isn't suitable for humans to eat.
  • Reset your colonic biome with some other fermented food.
  • Eliminate soda from your diet, if you have not already done so.
  • Don't drink anything bubbly.
  • Relax when you eat, so you aren't gulping air. When I'm not dining (slowly) with my girlfriend, I watch a movie while I eat.
  • Do hard training to move the mass through the system. Squats, deadlifts, and other core work will get the job done.
  • If you sit all day, try to get up every half hour or so and take a short walk. Do a vacuum (pull stomach in hard) to compensate for the sag caused by sitting.
  • When you sit on the "throne", relax. Bring a crossword puzzle book or something to read. Let things pass as they will, no forcing anything. This will allow a full and productive bowel movement, which will clean you out and reduce putridity significantly.
  • Cut back on meat. I don't eat any. The average American male at age 54 has 6 pounds of undigested red meat fermenting in his bowels. That is not good.
  • Eliminate wheat, corn, and soy from your diet.
  • Don't get any Covid vax or booster shots. Among the many "side" effects of this experimental and ineffective medication are major bowel problems. A frozen colon can't pass mass, but it can still pass gas. Major increase in putridity, there.
  • Don't watch the news or get any news feed. These are negative in the extreme, and the resulting tension will cause you to release stress hormones that will make you gassier with more putridity.
  • Avoid libtards and other toxic people, for the same reason to avoid those news feeds.
  • Have a cut-off time each night so you stop using electronics like a computer or smart phone and just relax. Nothing beats lying back in an easy chair with a cat on your lap and a book in your hand.

At, you'll find plenty of informative, authoritative articles on maintaining a lean, strong physique. It has nothing to do with long workouts or impossible to maintain diets. In fact:
  • The best workouts are short and intense.
  • A good diet contains far more flavors and satisfaction than the typical American diet.

7. Factoid

The CDC and other propaganda outlets have been spewing a clearly false Covid narrative while saying "Trust me" and engaging in both bribery and coercion to get people to do idiotic things like wear a dust mask to keep out a virus and to do foolish things like get a shot that stimulates a spike protein (a toxin) that reduces their immunity. These are the facts, and anyone who cares to verify them can easily do so.


8. Thought for the Day

When someone says "Trust me" while simultaneously exerting aggressive coercion, do you trust that person? What if it's a government agency, such as the CDC or NIH? What if they are also clearly lying to you?




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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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