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Mindconnection eNL, 2023-03-19


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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good

Miscellaneous news

  1. This is what Nutcase Nancy calls an insurrection:
  3. The same people behind the January 6th "insurrection" lie have been the most aggressive advocates of disarming law abiding citizens. That is no coincidence. Those who attack the 2nd Amendment attack us in other ways.
  4. Well before Covid, Wayne La Pierre called the CDC "The Centers for Disinformation and Censorship". It seems the main mission of the CDC is to increase the death rate by lying to the public.
  5. A Kentucky bill would ban colleges and universities from making their students "fish in a barrel"; anyone over 21 who is lawfully able to carry a firearm will be allowed to carry a firearm on campus. Why violent criminal protection programs exist at schools and universities in the first place is a puzzle. They should be banned by parental demand. If Kentucky passes this measure, you can expect to see a surge in enrollment from other states that currently provide OSHA for Criminals on their university campuses.
  6. The Brainless administration has a proposed budget of $6.9 trillion, which will mean yet another year of running a massive deficit and increasing the debt and increasing inflation. Under no circumstances should the federal budget ever run a deficit. You budget to allocate your spending against your income. That is, when you budget you spend only what you realistically expect to take in. A federal budget that is in the red is simply a plan to fail.
  7. A Sherriff was arrested for molesting a 15 year old rape victim. Not exactly my idea of a stand-up guy. As if she hadn't gone through enough already....

Defending against socialism

Socialism is an economic system in which the government controls the means of production and distribution, and the results have always been disastrous. Implementing socialism requires the loss of personal freedom, personal security, personal opportunity, and government accountability. Communism is socialism without property rights.

  1. The Disney Corporation has had three "woke" movies totally bomb. They still don't get the message that ordinary, decent people don't like to have "woke" shoved in our faces. Then there's its television franchise, also going down the tubes. Star Trek lost its fan base after the wokesters gave Stacy Abrams a role; it was just too much on top of how the latest Star Trek series had gone so badly woke. The execs need to understand that woke people are idiots and most people don't want to hear what those idiots have to say.
  2. Google, which is deeply Marxist in its views, has publicly protested against a study showing it "leans left". You cannot make this stuff up. According to Google, the company is unbiased, doesn't censor, and tries to provide "the full range of viewpoints". Yet another reason not to use the Google "search" engine. I still use YouTube extensively, even though Google bought it; there's a lot of leftwing censorship there, as well. Another bad thing about Google is they have pushed the population control injection program and censored truth-tellers out as "disinformation spreaders".

    Google has a de facto monopoly on several platforms (Google search, YouTube videos, etc.) so it's not like we can easily boycott them the way we can easily boycott a toxic player like Dick's Sporting Goods. But there are things we can do. For example, deliberately find socialist videos on YouTube and give them a thumbs down after watching a very tiny portion of the video. The YouTube algorithm will derank such videos until they just aren't shown anymore. You can also change your default search engine from Google to anything else; you will not only have a much better search experience you will "vote" against socialist censorship.
  3. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has released a free tool to help citizens fight "stolen election syndrome", a condition in which we vote and it doesn't count because of massive fraud. It's available on their site, This is serious stuff. In 2001, PILF used this tool to get 20,000 dead people removed from the voter registration roles in Pennsylvania. You may recall that PA was one of the battleground states that mysteriously went to Biden very late in the day. And it has 20 EC votes. The amount of election fraud is astounding, but when you consider the bad deal socialism is for voters you can see why the socialists go to great lengths to steal elections. Socialists cannot win on the merits of their braindead arguments, and they certainly cannot win on the basis of their results. Stealing is thus what they do. Why have elections at all if they can simply be stolen? PILF is empowering election reformers across the country, and that is a potent way to end the nasty grip of socialism on our lives.
  4. Kayleigh McEnany pointed out that President Joe Biden's policies contributed to the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. This runs contrary to the narrative that massively draining capital from the economy has no effect on the economy and the add-on narrative that the Brainless administration are heroes in this debacle. Libtards continue to believe in both narratives, which is a stunning admission of stupidity on their part.

The ongoing Covid scam

  1. The more that comes out about this, the more obvious it becomes that we are looking at organized crime. And on a scale not before seen in human history. Instead of protecting us, our governments were complicit. Nothing the CDC advised worked, or even made sense. The "vaccines" offer zero protection, but kill people. And we will be paying the cost of the lockdowns for decades to come. Who are the criminals? Just look at where the money is going, and you can see.
  2. Not only do we know now that the COVID vaccines make you more likely to get COVID (because they desensitize your immune system to the spike proteins, the same way allergy shots work to desensitize you to allergens), we also know they also re-activate the varicella zoster virus (VZV) that causes shingles and chickenpox and they cause it to return with a vengeance. Senator Diane Feinstein, who has long been an aggressive advocate for "OSHA for violent offenders" (aka, disarming potential victims so violent offenders are safer when attacking them) is also an aggressive proponent of "immunity reduction for the masses" (aka, the clot shot). Now it turns out this psychopath has been hospitalized with shingles. And her office refuses to connect the dots here, a move that would benefit millions of people around the world. Then again, Feinstein has always shown a visceral hatred for people other than her precious violent offenders. Looks like she's in love with Pfizer execs, also.
  3. On our leftwing coast, there is a large insane asylum. It's called San Francisco, and it entirely includes Nutcase Nancy's Congressional District.

    On 28 Feb of this year, Susan Philip, MD, MPH, Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco issued an order requiring anyone working in "health" care (she means medical care, not gyms or produce departments) or jail settings to wear a dust mask. Why these settings would have excess dust, she did not say. She also requires these workers to get jabbed with the spike protein jab, presumably because the insane asylum doesn't have enough people dropping dead from myocarditis yet. Failure to comply will result in fines, jail time, or both.

    Perhaps in her pea brain mind, she actually believes (despite the science to the contrary) a mask with 0.300 apertures will stop 0.070 size virus particles and a shot that desensitizes the immune system to the Covid  viruses will actually protect the shot victim from Covid. But she would have to be profoundly stupid AND profoundly ignorant to believe any such things in 2023. In 2022, profound ignorance was an acceptable excuse. I hope in a few months such actions by public officials will carry the criminal consequences they should have been carrying last year. This woman should be fired and incarcerated, but in the insane asylum we call San Francisco, she will be applauded. And despite a shortage of doctors and nurses, many of those working in this insane asylum will simply change jobs and thus make the shortage much worse than it is already.
  4. The Brainless administration is talking about "how to restore public confidence in the CDC". Translation: "How can we waste another trillion dollars trying to sell a bad smell?" The Centers for Disinformation and Censorship is a politicized weapon used against the American people. We should neither fund it nor pay any attention to anything it publishes. The CDC may have done some good, but its participation in the Covid scam has more than wiped out all of that. A sliver lining in the cloud of the Covid scam is vast numbers of the American Sheeple have stopped being so easily manipulated.
  5. This idiocy of wearing masks has, quite predictably, resulted in far higher crime rates. It has, of course, done nothing to reduce Covid infection rates (though it has greatly increased the acne rates among idiots who wear them as "Covid protection"). Recently, the NYPD began advising businesses to ask patrons to take off their masks before entry due to the high number of thefts and robberies across the city.

Some questions to ask

  1. If getting a booster protects you from Covid, then why do you get more boosters?
  2. If getting the first booster doesn't protect you from Covid, then why do you get more boosters?
  3. If getting the "vaccine" protects people from Covid, then how are the "unvaccinated" any kind of threat? Why have "vaccine" mandates?
  4. If the "vaccine" is safe and effective, why aren't we seeing advertisements showing success stories instead of being subjected to coercion?
  5. If the "vaccine" is safe and effective, why has the all cause death rate skyrocketed since the "vaccines" were released? Why are so many young, healthy people dying suddenly?
  6. We can see that Covid mutates rapidly. How is it possible for a vaccine to protect you against a virus that didn't exist when the vaccine was created? This is why we don't have a vaccine for HIV despite 40 years of trying.
  7. If wearing a mask somehow protects against Covid, why do mask-wearers on planes take their mask off to eat and drink? And why is it they get off the plane and don't have Covid despite eating and drinking with no mask?
  8. The cloth masks don't cover the eyes, yet the eyes are a main pathway for viruses to enter the body. How can it be that wearing a mask protects you, when in fact it tends to make you blow virus-carrying air across your eyes?
  9. An N95 mask blocks up to 95% of particles 0.300 microns or greater. How does it block a virus, which is only 0.070 microns? And even if it somehow blocked particles that small, what about the 5% that get through?
  10. Sunlight kills viruses rapidly. Why do some people wear masks when outside? Is it because they are trying to get sick? Instead of requiring masks inside buildings (such as schools), why not install sun lamps?

Videos, etc.

  1. The clot shot continues to turn healthy individuals into medical basket cases.
  2. Mortality from clot shot, in the Philippines.
  3. One of the biggest health disasters in history.
  4. Great parody on the mask stupidity.
  5. Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo declares mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have a "terrible safety profile". And he explains why.
  6.  For those who believe wearing a mask all the time is even a semi-intelligent thing to do, have them watch this video.
  7. Heart attacks on planes, including "died suddenly" pilots.




Doctors Baffled


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 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


Are you fooled by surface claims, or do you look at the substance? Let me clarify the meaning of my question with an example.

If you look at kibble packages, whether for dogs or cats, you will read all sorts of claims on the bag. These make it sound as if what's in the bag is healthy fare for your pet and your pet doesn't need anything else.

The first thing you need to recognize is the very nature of the product. It's kibble, which means it's a baked good which means it doesn't have much moisture. Kibble was developed during WWII when the metal normally used for canned pet food was needed for the war effort. Because it's kibble, you know it can't possibly be complete nutrition (it's desiccated, lacks the fats and enzymes needed, etc.) and should not be your pet's sole source of food regardless of any claims on the package.

Now let's dig in further. Start looking at the ingredients panels. You'll find that nearly anything sold as "cat food" isn't. Same for "dog food". Why? Because the ingredients are listed in order of most to least, and the first several are variations of wheat, corn, and/or sugar. Take Fancy Feast "cat food" as an example. They are so ashamed of what they put in the bag that they don't publish that information online. Yet the bag's empty promises make it sound as if this is good food for a cat. It's actually poison (no hyperbole there), and a cat subsisting on this garbage will have periodontitis, caries, pre-diabetes or diabetes, low testosterone, and very stinky stool. The cat will also die from renal failure, typically several years prematurely. Arthritis, fatty liver, and kidney disease are other common "benefits" of this cat poison.

All people have to do is read the ingredients instead of the marketing claims. But relatively few take that step. The majority of buyers of this poison have failed to apply any brainpower whatsoever. Their pet suffers and dies from this failure.

Another example is the clot shot that has been absurdly marketed as a "Covid vaccine". Here are some things that easily dispel that claim:

  1. Before taking the shot, ask to see the insert. It was notably blank until only recently, and even now it's incomplete. So they won't tell you what's in it, much like Fancy Feast Cat Poison.
  2. A vaccine stimulates the body to produce an antigen. That is, it jumpstarts the natural immunity process. The "vax" stimulates your body to produce not an antigen but part of the actual pathogen.
  3. Covid is a family of respiratory viruses. The immune response is mostly in the mucosa, not in the bloodstream. So spike proteins circulating in your blood will offer zero protection against Covid. (Simply rinsing with a viricidal nasal spray (which is safe and effective, in addition to being inexpensive) offers excellent protection).

These three observations could have been made by anybody and should have been made by everybody.

They completely destroy the marketing message of the clot shot advocates. You do not need any studies, claims, faked-up data, etc. to see in short order there is no reason to take this pseudo vaccine. In this case, you don't even need to do the "read the label" exercise, by which I mean take the time to determine what something actually is. In this particular case you can make even less effort than that, because the claims have no substance and are specious on their face. Yet look at the millions of people who did not go even that far. It's an indictment of our society that so many could be duped by so little evidence. As in zero evidence.

What if I told you that I identify as a pygmy elephant and therefore that's what I am? Should you just accept my claim? Or will you take the time to assess what a pygmy elephant actually is and then tell me I'm delusional for claiming to be one? You don't even have to go that far, there is zero evidence that I even might be a pygmy elephant. For one thing, pygmy elephants are notorious for not being able to spell "elephant".

Here's another example. "Electric cars reduce CO2 emissions." Now, I would be insulting your intelligence if I went on to explain the idiocy of such a claim. There is tremendous pressure from the libtards to replace our cleaner internal combustion engine cars with the coal-burning variety (and that's not even looking at the battery issues). We sane people have to fight this pressure. Think about the "read the label" exercise and how you will get libtard legislators and others to determine what an "electric" car actually is.

Years ago, I learned of a karate school whose sensei claimed to be an 8th degree black belt. Another martial artist, knowing there are very few people at this level, looked into how this person came to achieve that rank. It turned out that he put the matter to a vote among his students, and they voted him in as an 8th degree. There's a big bias here, because if your master is an 8th degree that creates room for you to have a high rank also. If he's "only" a second degree, your room for advancement is much more limited. I actually sparred with one of his students, who claimed to be a 4th degree black belt. I threw only one punch, and knocked him out cold. I was a first degree black belt at the time. So much for that.

The "8th degree" school wasn't affiliated with any other schools or organizations. This in itself isn't necessarily bad and it doesn't negate the school's ranking system. It just means outside verification is harder to come by. Consider the Gracie Family. Nobody disputes their ranking system. In Kung Fu, there are hundreds of schools. How do they have believable ranking?

There's a "read the label" system. Let's say Wang is the head of his family's Kung Fu style and wants to have a ranking system similar to that of a Karate school. One problem is Kung Fu doesn't traditionally have these rankings. So Wang observes other Kung Fu schools and mentally ranks the students. He does the same with a Karate school or two. Then he writes up objective standards for how his style will rank. He wants a 3rd degree in his style to be roughly equivalent to a 3rd degree in other styles, so that it means something. Then he forms a judging panel that includes people from other schools and/or styles. They will observe the quality of the movements for a given rank to determine if the person testing deserves that rank.

Wang's style might be a good style or a weak one, but the ranking isn't about his style. It's about how well people at a certain level apply the techniques and tactics appropriate for that level. Perhaps a solid 3rd degree black belt from Wang's school is easily defeated by a 1st degree black belt from any other school. That is a reflection of that particular style, not how well it is executed. Or perhaps a solid 1st degree black belt from Wang's school easily defeats higher belts from other schools, because Wang's style is superior. That is again a reflection of that particular style, not how well it is executed.

Wang has a keen interest in accurately ranking his students per commonly accepted standards. If his higher belts consistently lose, Wang knows his style needs improvement. If they consistently win, then other schools will seek to adopt things from Wang's style or even ask him to be their Grandmaster.

The only motivation for a fake ranking system is to bolster one's own ego. The "sensei" is just a bag of cat poison with empty marketing claims printed on the package.

4. Finance tip

You've probably heard that Silicon Valley Bank has collapsed. Banks are interesting. They pay nothing for their product and still can't make a profit. The largest banks charge outrageous fees and often require large balances.

For my business checking accounts, I chose a small regional bank. These have some disadvantages, but nothing I consider serious. Advantages:

  • No nuisance fees.
  • No minimum balances, the minimum you keep is determined by you based on your rational business needs for working cash.
  • Not prone to government surveillance, as are accounts at the major banks. When I was with a major national bank, every deposit was immediately reported to the IRS.
  • Only loosely tied to federal banking scam requirements.
  • Lower interest rates on financial products, usually.
  • Customer support is regional, rather than being outsourced to India where it basically becomes useless.
  • Phone trees are never nine layers deep.
  • Far less likely to call a loan. In fact, it almost never happens.

For my personal checking accounts, I use a mix of small regional banks and credit unions. Credit unions are wonderful, the trick is you need to qualify to join one.

Credit union advantages include:

  • All of the advantages of a regional bank, even if the credit union is national. The exception is support isn't regional.
  • Not under government surveillance, since they are pooling member deposits instead of using Federal Reserve funding.
  • Not tied to federal banking scam requirements.
  • Even lower rates and/or more generous terms for financial products than regional banks.

Disadvantages of either:

  • Support is usually not of the 24 hour variety. So if you have a question at 0500 and would like a nonsensical reply from India you are out of luck. You will have to wait a few hours, and even then you will get an intelligent response instead of a nonsensical one from India. The solution here is to sign up for India-based technical "support" to get stupidity when you need it.
  • They lack the latest electronic conveniences. For example, none of my business checking accounts have phone-based check deposits. Credit union, same thing.
  • Their websites tend to be behind the curve. Typically slow, not always compatible with the latest browser release, not the best UI.

Some additional thoughts on money

What about simply keeping cash on hand, perhaps in a fireproof safe? That makes no sense. The true rate of inflation since the Brainless administration started its war against America is north of 20% and heading higher. Use checking to manage your cash flow and money movement needs. But don't hoard cash, because it is declining in value at more than 20% per year. Invest in a fairly aggressive mutual fund and make 15% a year.

It's unfortunate that we can't claim a theft loss or other expense type for the inflation tax when we file our Form 1040 but still have to pay taxes on dividends and other disbursements even though we net less than 0% due to inflation. What we can do to help offset that is use regional banks and credit unions to lower our costs somewhat. Just keep in mind that no matter how you save or invest, you cannot keep up with inflation. So use your money to have valuable experiences in life, rather than just "work and save for retirement". The typical retiree can't afford to have the experiences he should have had during his working/earning years and/or is physically unable to.

In my own case, I could save money by deferring my climbing (see my videos) until I have retired at age 93 (age projected by doing the actual math). But how many 93 year olds can do this? By not waiting 30 more years, I can have those experiences now. Climbing is expensive, but I can afford it now. I am young enough to do it now. I won't be young enough to do 30 years from now, unless I am super-lucky and I don't like to count on luck because it's bad more often than it's good.

It's not smart to make your life a matter of working until retirement and then waiting to die. A friend of mine "wastes" money on exotic trips. He started doing this fairly early in his working career and was going to continue until only a year or two of retirement. But he so looks forward to these trips and has, well into retirement, found ways to keep taking them. If he'd waited until retirement, it's likely he never would have started down this path. He is financially able to do these because of good financial planning. He is physically able to do these because of good physical planning (he's not an athlete or bodybuilder, but he does work out and is careful about what he eats). What in life brings you joy? Allocate funding for that and do it while you are able. That isn't a "waste" of money, it's a good investment.

5. Security tip

Our first overtly socialist President, Woodrow "World War I Creator, World War II Seed Sower" Wilson, signed into law an illegal bill that created, among other things, the Institute of Reprobates and Socialists (IRS). The purpose of this organization wasn't clear to the citizenry at the time, but that purpose has become abundantly clear in the decades since. Yet, some people (perhaps many) mistakenly believe the IRS "funds the government".

The IRS doesn't fund the government. By acting out its mission, it creates huge compliance costs. Conservative estimates put these costs at 15 to 18 times what the Federal Income Tax (aka, the 1040 tax) system brings in. Less restrictive estimates put the multiplier at up to 25X. These costs are borne in the form of direct payouts (e.g., for legions of accountants and tax attorneys, legal bills, filing costs, audit costs, etc.) and opportunity costs. These latter are often left out of consideration, even though they are substantial. If a company must put, say, 15% of its capital toward IRS compliance it is doing that at the cost of putting that 15%  toward product development, marketing, and other things that grow their bottom line. What this means is we have a huge dampening effect on the economy due to the behavior of the IRS.

The federal government has a long list of revenue sources, including levies, excise taxes, inflation, fines, and various fees. The revenue from these is dramatically reduced by the behavior of the IRS. Within a reasonable certainty, analysis shows the IRS has a net negative effect on the federal treasury. But that doesn't matter to IRS, because funding the government isn't its mission. Appearing to fund the government and pushing the lie that the IRS is somehow helpful does provide a bit of cover for its main mission.

The purpose of the IRS is to subjugate the population through systematic abuse and terrorism. It does this very well.

Many people believe that if you don't cheat on your taxes and thus have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear from the IRS. This level of na´vetÚ in anyone over the age of 10 is stunning. Kevin Brown's 4300 victims present a good case history. A federal judge, after reviewing a case that involved over 5 million pages of evidence (mostly IRS files) determined the victims had done nothing wrong and IRS should leave them alone. Instead, IRS focused on a handful of the victims at at time to strike terror in the others by driving them to suicide (in the case of, for example, Bruce Delotty) or beating them up to the point where they needed hospitalization (in the case of, for example, 83 year old Mrs. Bales), or ratcheting up their stress to give them a heart attack (in the case of the elderly husband of Mrs. Bales, whose doctor sent the IRS a letter stating his patient has a heart condition and excess stress would kill him).

In one case, the IRS went after the granddaughter of one of the 4300 claiming she was a criminal for not having filed her taxes. She was only 9 years old, 7 years shy of being able to earn a taxable income. They showed up at her house and, over the protests of her parents, harangued her into tears.

Your first defense is to protect yourself from direct assault:

  • Obviously, don't cheat on your taxes.
  • File only by paper. This slows them down and helps protect everyone else, but it also protects you because IRS doesn't have the capacity to deal with paper very well. Last year, they had a backlog of paper returns that was nearly three years deep. IRS has only three years from the date you file to assess you (this can be doubled if they can meet a fairly weak test for fraud), so filing by paper is the single best way to protect yourself. Filing electronically is not only unpatriotic, it's foolish in the extreme.
  • File close to 15 April, even if you have a refund coming. Why? Because that's when they get a tidal wave of returns. Yours will likely be deferred for examination for this reason alone.
  • Do not include extra information when you file. Some people do this, thinking it reduces your audit risk. It actually increases it almost to the point of 100%. The reason is IRS is required to read every document you send. If you include a bunch of information not required for your return, someone has to make sense of that and it's not going to be the returns reviewer (whose job is basically to match documents). It will be sent over to the auditing division.
  • Use a separate checking account for paying taxes and depositing government checks (e.g., refund checks). This way, IRS doesn't have access to the funds you need to pay your bills.

Your second defense is to attack the beast itself:

  • At least twice a year, write to your member of Congress explaining the IRS is out of control and needs to be defunded. Include some fact like the compliance costs or find a recent case of abuse and cite that.
  • Make derisive comments to other citizens about the IRS, in hopes of starting a conversation. If it starts, then explain compliance costs.
  • Circulate IRS-hostile jokes. I publish such jokes once a week. If you'd like to be on my joke list, write to me and I will add you.
  • As spending bills come up, write to your member of Congress and your two senators to oppose the bill. Whatever it is, you want them to oppose it. The larger the budget deficit, the louder the call for IRS to collect more from citizens. But IRS doesn't just collect, it destroys. Shooting your horse because it left the barn is not nearly as good a solution as closing the barn door ahead of time.
  • Note that the National Taxpayers Union publishes the spending records of every member of Congress and rates them. Get that list, and you'll see whom should be booted out of office and whom should be supported. With rare exceptions, Democrats hugely outspend Republicans; but don't make the mistake of going simply along party lines. Look at the individuals. We need to get rid of the top spenders to help set realistic expectations.

If you're an employer or hire contractors:

  • Submit W-9s and 1099s via paper. Same rationale as for filing via paper.
  • Use a separate checking account for paying employees or outsource your HR to a third party to pay them. This puts another degree of separation into the mix.
  • Use a separate checking account for paying taxes and depositing government checks (e.g., refund checks). This way, IRS doesn't have access to your working account.
  • If an employee is under wage garnishment, advise that person to open an LLC and become a contractor. Be careful here, if you hire the employee's LLC that person had better qualify as a contractor (for example, the LLC has other customers paying it). Doing this in a sloppy manner won't help the employee.

Brainless wanted to double the size of this terrorist organization (and arm the new gang members to the eye teeth). Fortunately, the socialists lost control of the House and the funding for this was withdrawn. But how long can we count on good luck like that? We must be more proactive. We must fight to protect ourselves and our fellow citizens from this menace.

Not a single one of us is secure while the IRS continues to exist. Take a look around your home. It and everything in it can be taken from you, with no justification. Look at your family. You can be taken from them, with no justification. Eliminating the IRS is the single biggest civil rights challenge of our era. It has been our single biggest civil rights challenge for decades.


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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Many of us with pets consider them to be members of our family. So let's talk about pet health.

Please make a note to watch this 1 hour, 11 minute documentary: The title is Pet Fooled, which is a play on the words pet food. It backs what I have been saying and practicing for many years.

You may recall that I've spoken out against including wheat, corn, or soy in your diet. That includes products derived from them. All three of these grains are contaminated with a powerful neurotoxin (glyphosate). The first two on the list have also been bred to have very large endosperms; their effect on your endocrine system is on par with that of processed table sugar.

Before World War II, or "The War" as my parents' generation called it, people who didn't make meals specifically for their pets often bought "dog food" or "cat food" in cans. Alpo is a famous brand, and for dogs it's basically a meat and veggie stew. During The War, the metal used to make those cans was needed for the war effort. So pet food manufacturers could not get metal for their cans. They needed something that could be put into a paper bag. Not plastic, which is a petroleum product, but paper. The obvious solution was to bake something and kibble was the answer. Kibble could be extruded into nuggets or other shapes and baked into bite-sized lumps.

There were (are) several problems with kibble, for example:

  • To make it bakeable, wheat flour was preferred. Much easier to work with than something healthy. But corn was even cheaper, so it was preferred even over wheat. This instantly made kibble both affordable and extremely costly. It was affordable to buy, but the resulting vet bills weren't cheap. Few people connected the dots, and few do even to this day. Huge mistake.
  • It had to be very dry, so it would keep. You couldn't make it like Keebler's moist and chewy cookies. It also needed to be dry so an animal would crunch it up instead of try to swallow something doughy and choke on it. This dryness meant that cats fed a diet that's exclusively or even mostly kibble would die from renal failure at around age 12.
  • Making it dry and giving it a shelf life when packed in porous paper also meant not including essential oils and healthy fats. So fat soluble vitamins weren't absorbed. Nerve damage and brain damage also became normal.

How to use kibble:

  • Buy only the best. Read the ingredients panel online (you can't read it on the package without a big magnifying glass, and who wants to carry that around in a store?). Eliminate from consideration any formulation that contains any wheat, corn, soy, corn syrup, sugar, safflower oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil (all of these are highly toxic). If any kind of meat byproduct is on the list, make sure it's far down the list. Look for ingredients that you personally would not mind eating. If you cannot determine what is in the kibble, then don't buy it. Please note that package claims are usually bald-faced lies; only the ingredients panel should be considered.
  • Buy the smallest bag offered. Else, you will be feeding your pet stale kibble.
  • When you get it home, transfer from the bag to an airtight container.
  • Use it to supplement the regular diet. Leave a small plate or bowl of it readily accessible to your pet. This way, if Fido gets the midnight munchies he has something to munch on.

What to feed your pet:

  • High quality canned food makes a good base for the general diet. As with kibble, you have to carefully read the ingredients panel. Once you open a can, transfer its ingredients to a sealable glass container (if you don't have a suitable one, buy a 3-pack of them at your grocery store).
  • For cats, the canned food is typically too dry. When you transfer to a bowl, add water, raw egg, or (organic) chicken broth to make a puree (not a soup). Your cat's kidneys will thank you, but also you will see less choking and vomiting.
  • Dogs tend to do well with meat and veggies on a bed of rice. Experiment to see what your dog(s) will eat. Buy high quality rice, it makes a difference. Most dogs love sweet potatoes, which are a nutritional bonanza. Pumpkin is, too. Cats are similar in this regard, but the meal needs to be more meat-heavy than for dogs. Cats love tuna, but use it infrequently due to the mercury in it. Same for salmon.
  • Raw eggs are good, if you are buying them from Amish farms or other sources that produce a similar quality. If unsure, you can try scrambling an egg using butter or lard on the pan.
  • If your cat loves to hunt, don't discourage that behavior too much. Chipmunks, rabbits, snakes, toads, mice, moles, and voles are excellent nutrition for cats. Wiping out songbird populations is a cat problem that makes many people hate cats, and you can reduce this behavior by providing good wet meals for your cat. Who will still hunt, just not as much.

How to wet feed your pet:

  • When feeding your pet "wet" (real) food, don't just fill a bowl and come back later. That is gross. Instead, provide an appropriate serving (for example, a teaspoon or two at a time for a small cat) and wait while they eat it. Then remove the bowl or whatever dish for washing (don't leave it there to be re-used, that's disgusting).
  • If your pet follows you into the kitchen, that's a clue he or she wants to be fed. Take a few minutes to make that happen. You can do what you came to do and perhaps wait a few minutes for your pet to finish. As much time as most people waste on (anti) social media or filling out surveys, making this small accommodation for a beloved pet isn't too much to ask.

Watering your pet:

  • Many people conclude that if they put out a bowl of water, their pet will drink enough to be adequately hydrated. That is not the case. Early one morning, pour yourself a cup of water. Take a few sips. Then let it sit until afternoon. Now just smell the water. Gross. This is what most pets are expected to endure.
  • Treat the water like wet food, except you can leave it there for an hour or so. And you can leave a bowl overnight.
  • Cats are notoriously difficult to hydrate. In the wild, they get much of their hydration from eating the blood and guts of their prey. They don't like drinking from containers. Some cats will use a pet fountain, and some will "adopt" a particular faucet as theirs to drink from. A bathroom faucet is fine, but don't allow this for a kitchen faucet (the reasons are legion).

Inject your pet?

  • If your cat does go outside to hunt, there are many risks to consider so make a list of all of them and have a plan to eliminate, reduce, or mitigate each one. For example, protect your cat from ringworm, ticks, fleas, and heartworm with a topical medication for that purpose.
  • Feline leukemia is another risk, but it's questionable whether annual vaccine shots for it are appropriate. Here is why. If a virus is fast-mutating, no vaccine will protect against it (exactly what we found with the Covid "vaccine" scam). If it is slow-mutating, the antibodies from a single vaccination will be sufficient for many years.
  • How many years? Well, we get the polio shot only once and we get the vaccine for measles and rubella only once. But for tetanus, a booster is recommended every ten years.
  • If you get a vaccine too often, the body's immune system develops a tolerance for it the same way it develops a tolerance for allergens if you get on a program of allergy shots.
  • If you ask your vet, you will get an opinion rather than fact-based advice. Most municipalities require a rabies shot either every year (bad idea) or every three if you get the three year shot (which is apparently the same as the one-year shot but just more, go figure).
  • You can play with all of these numbers in your head and come up with something. I've decided no more vaccines for my pet other than what is legally required because I don't want my pet's immune system compromised and I personally don't get vaccines anymore either (flu shots are stupid, think about it). She does get the topical medication, because she goes outdoors; but its efficacy doesn't depend on her not developing a tolerance for it.

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

Over 92% of violent crimes in the USA do not involve firearms. [Source: Department of Justice]


8. Thought for the Day

Analysis of police records and anecdotal reports shows that 0% of crimes were stopped by someone dialing 911. What do you think the percentage is when someone is dialing .357 instead of 911?



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