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Mindconnection eNL, 2023-04-02


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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

Miscellaneous news

  1. Nutcase Nancy's daughter made a movie that whitewashes Nutcase's time as Speaker, making it seem as if Nutcase wasn't the malevolent and destructive force that she was. Apparently, blatant lying is a family tradition.
  2. Here's a resource site that addresses energy and conservation:
  3. A bipartisan House vote (2151 to 181) blocks the Brainless attempt to ban gas stoves. This is wonderful news for the environment (gas is currently our cleanest energy source), those on a limited budget (gas is far cheaper than electric and also much cleaner), and chefs in general. There is no apparent logic behind this idiotic ban, so it's amazing that 181 members of Congress failed to fail it.
  4. Lolita is being released after 50 years of imprisonment. Read more about it here:

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. There were 574 riots in the summer of 2020. Nine police cars were burned. Many homes and businesses were burned. The Democrats have done NOTHING about this, except praise the rioters and call this "peaceful protesting". Compare that to the January 6 sight seeing tours, which the Democrats call an "insurrection". This kind of stupidity and lying needs to be brought up any time there is an election.
  2. Women speak out against Biden's pro-criminal lunacy:
  3. Disney Corporation is now seeing the financial backlash of its "woke" policies and anti-family, anti-America, socialism. People just don't want to visit its theme parks or watch its movies anymore. The Star Trek franchise (which Disney bought) had many avid fans for decades, and that fan base has rejected Woke Trek. Massive layoffs continue, but those will not be enough to save this once beloved (and now diseased) company. Let this be a lesson to other woke companies and the ESG idiots.
  4. MTG on the phony Trump indictment:

The ongoing Covid scam

  1. The "vaccine" injured keep growing in number, even as many of them die as a consequence of the jab. The number has always been grossly misunderstated, because physicians are under enormous pressure not to identify the jab as the cause of whatever the injury is. But statistical analysis ferrets this out. Incidences of X (whatever condition) are sharply up among the vaxxed but not among the unvaxxed; how do you explain that if it's not the vax?
  2. Mr. Fauci, the faux "doctor" who gives the most idiotic advice on immunology and infectious diseases, picked a good time to exit stage left as front man for this scam. Even with the massive and brutal cover-up operation, the facts are coming out. The lawsuits are gearing up. Litigation will happen, and the government protections will likely be removed by the courts due to the underlying fraud (a basic tenet of contract law states that underlying fraud voids a contract). Mr. Fauci probably won't face criminal charges, though he deserves to be hung ala Nuremberg, but that monster is almost certain to face civil suits. Executives at Pfizer and other criminal corporations will likely find the corporate veil pierced, allowing them to personally face criminal charges. However, with criminals in charge of the federal government those charges will likely have to be levied in foreign courts. Civil suits have a much better chance of success.
  3. Mr. Fauci's advice, starting in 2020, helped form government policies on how to get sick. The closures of gyms, the "stay inside" idiocy, and a strong push toward consuming junk food have resulted in massive (literally) increases in obesity. Recently I visited a local department store to buy summer shorts. I wanted to replace worn shorts I already had with the exact same "models". The smallest size was a 32, I wear a 30. I went on Amazon to get the same items, the smallest available size was 44. I visited the manufacturer's site ( and ordered directly from them.

    I shopped on the first warm day in a while, and people weren't wearing coats for the first time in a while. I noticed that about 90% of the men were "double thick." By that, I mean they were twice as thick a the belly as at the chest, as if you took two normal people and glued them together and then measured their combined belly thickness. Your waist should be 10 inches less than your chest, not twice the size of your chest.
    This "double thick" is the new normal shape in my area. These diseased people don't seem to understand how they are playing right into the population control plans of the elite and ending their lives 15 to 20 years sooner. And their end will not be quick or pleasant, but slow and miserable.

Videos, etc. (longer ones have the time shown)

An excellent 5-part series (about 90 minutes each):






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


I lifted my entire car off the floor of my garage. Was this an amazing feat of strength? No, I used a floor jack and a set of jack stands.

Mental strength can be magnified in a similar fashion. Can you think of some tools that will do the heavy lifting for you? Here are some:

  • Mathematics. This is one of my all-time favorites, and it's badly neglected by the majority of people. Consider dust masks for Covid as an example. The fabric blocks 95% of particles .300 microns or larger, but the virus is 0.070. Not only that, it covers only 2 of your 4 facial orifices. Simple math tells us the masks are pointless, yet I know people in Mensa (the High IQ Society) who insist masks work. Yegads.
  • Codes and standards. If you build or repair something, be familiar with the applicable codes and standards. These aren't substitutes for craft capability, but they do embody collective wisdom on the relevant subject.
  • Online videos. While YouTube is widely recognized as the leader here and they have many excellent and informative videos, the communist company that owns YouTube actively suppresses information while actively promoting disinformation. Whether it was the coup of 2020 or the Covid scam, they were on the wrong side of the moral line. Rumble, Twitter, and others have taken a much more honest approach.
  • Subject matter experts. People who are passionate about a subject typically have expertise in it. Typically, they can be tapped for a reliable consult. But be careful, because the world is full of people like Quacktor Fauci who claims to be an expert but shows either a breathtaking ignorance of pathology and immunology or is flatly lying while managing to keep a straight face.
  • Smart people. People who excel in logic can synthesize new information from existing information, using deduction or other means of logic. People with critical thinking skills can show flaws that are not apparent to those without critical thinking skills. Discussing a problem with either kind of person gives you tremendous mental leverage. Developing the skill to be both kinds of person gives you even more mental leverage. And if you are both kinds of person and consult with smart people you get orders of magnitude magnification of cognitive power.
  • Systems, procedures, and processes. Rather than exhaust yourself thinking through mundane (or even not so mundane) things all the time, think them through once and then put the results into a system, procedure, or process. If you have correctly developed a good way to do something and you do it the same way every time, you also eliminate error.

And, of course, there are ways to de-leverage. Those include wasting time with stupid people, debating something with an innumerate person (don't debate this person, teach him or her), becoming indoctrinated by the lamestream media, and allowing yourself to be manipulated into a state of fear.

4. Finance tip

Nutcase Nancy sends out a propagandistic newsletter in which she is careful not to say anything true. For example, in her 17 March edition, she claimed "The American Rescue Plan" is a beacon of hope and "American families are feeling the impact of this life-saving, life-changing law."

"The American Rescue Plan" didn't ignite a beacon of hope, it was arson of the economy. She's right that families are feeling the effects of this, but what they are feeling is financial pain.

Rhetoric is not reality. In this case, they are polar opposites.

Whenever Congress (the opposite of progress) is talking about some bill to bail out banks, rescue families, or whatever rosy lie they wrap it in, immediately contact your misrepresentative in Congress and say you are opposed to the bill and to anyone who votes for it. There is no free lunch. Every nickel the government gives you via these kinds of schemes costs at least a dollar.

There's not some special economic law that applies to government. The same laws that apply to your household or to a business apply to government. The difference is when you spend more than you can pay back, the lender comes after you and when the government spends more than it can pay back the government comes after you. A bank might foreclose on a loan and that's the end of it, but the government inflates the money supply so that you are forever taxed on what it spent.

Government should serve the people, not enslave them. We have about 120 million wage earners supporting a federal debt of $31 trillion, plus paying for all the state, county, and municipal governments. You do the math. Is that not debt slavery? The next time you have sticker shock at the grocery store (e.g., the next time you buy groceries) or the next time you pale at your utility bills, just remember those costs are nothing compared to the cost of government.

Oh, and that math? The debt is 31 followed by 12 zeroes and we have 120 followed by only 6 zeroes to support it. To make it easy, 12 followed by 7 zeroes. Cancel the zeros and you have 31/12 followed by 5 zeroes. 36/12 would be 3. It's about $258,000 of federal debt per worker. How much did you pay for your last car? Or house? And this $258,000 is before paying for all those other governments.

There's no reason for federal spending to be this big. It can be cut significantly just by getting rid of harmful, pointless agencies such as the FDA, CDC, IRS, BATF, and the Department of Diseducation. Quacktor Fauci was the highest paid federal employee, yet he was clearly unqualified to hold the job he held. The wages paid to him amounted to theft by fraud. There's a lot of this kind of waste in the federal government. They don't need to spend more money, they need to wisely spend what they get. The federal budget should never have a deficit, because making a budget requires making choices based on your expected income. For the past half century and more, our federal government has essentially been an organized crime syndicate that steals from us rather than a government that practices good stewardship and serves us well.

Here in the USA, we have long been the most highly taxed people in the world. And yet, we somehow can't manage to teach school children reading, writing, or arithmetic. We are dead last in literacy among industrialized nations and near the bottom in numeracy. We need to keep what's working, but we need to jettison what's failing.

Imagine if you saw a man go into a school and rob children of their lunch money while they are standing in line. Would you think he's a terrible person? How is it we think it's OK to let socialists overspend so badly they are stealing from our great grandchildren and each generation between them and us? We need to man up. You ladies, too.

5. Security tip

The government-engineered banking crisis (Silicon Valley Bank) is a harbinger of things to come. The socialists have been inflicting their idiotic "ESG" on banks and other corporations, causing a very suboptimal way of managing things. Let's briefly recap ESG:
  • E. Environmental. The socialists want to increase environmental damage via "green energy" which means things like vastly more "electric" cars (coal-burning cars that require extremely toxic lithium mining to amp way up).
  • S. Social. The Cancel Culture and other intolerant behaviors are what they call "inclusion".
  • G. Governance. Hiding data, using doublespeak, and outright lying are what they call "transparency".

Given this list of idiotic "standards" anyone with even half a brain can see ESG is not good for business or society. The large banks are easy prey for this insanity. A good self-defense approach is to use a credit union or a smaller regional bank.

Speaking of banks, why are people allowed to enter bank branches with their faces covered? This is insane. It's also very dangerous. Presumably, if they wear a bacteria-laden cloth over their mouth and nose they won't get Covid even though the cloth doesn't cover their eyes and Covid can easily get in through the eyes and the cloth doesn't block a virus anyhow. This mental illness of compulsive face diapering should not be accommodated at the risk of the safety of the sane.

I have been writing to banks to stop permitting people to enter with their face covered, as it is a stupid and dangerous policy. Please write to your banks also!



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:

"Where do I go for sound nutritional advice?" With all the crazy diet plans and confusing advice circulating the Internet (and elsewhere), this is a good question. First, here is where you should not go:
  • The Food Disinformation Administration (FDA). They have lied about everything, from the Food Pyramid to the "safe and effective" spike protein jab, which is unsafe and ineffective.
  • The Censorship and Disinformation Centers (CDC). They have lied about everything, from guns being "a disease" to Covid-19 being a "deadly pandemic".
  • Typical medical doctor. They get zero training in health care, because health care reduces the need for their services. Sound nutrition is the foundation of health care.
  • Any dietician. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is funded largely by Big Junkfood, Big Agra, and Big Pharma. The credential is worthless.

A good place to go for advice is your local produce department. Not to ask for it, but to see it. Any fruit or vegetable you find there is sound nutrition. It's all whole food, and it's all nutrient dense. Get a variety of items from there, at least a dozen different vegetables and a few different fruits. You will need more than what's in the produce department (beans, for example), but if you make it 80% of what you take home to eat you have just acted on very sound nutritional advice.

"Yes, but I need to lose weight". Ah, that old refrain. It's code for "Put me on some whacky, unsafe diet so I get the illusion of correcting my poor dietary habits." Don't fall for those diets; they are unhealthy and unsustainable, and once you quit you'll become even fatter. No matter how low you want to drive your body fat level, you must start with a sound nutritional foundation. While nearly any fruit or vegetable tastes great eaten raw and whole (mustard greens and most root vegetables being obvious exceptions, you need to cook those), you can make superb meals if you understand various ways to prepare and season them.

"What oils are good? The FDA recommends safflower oil and canola oil." Of course they do! These oils are highly damaging to the human body. Their lipids are shredded, which means they have lots of sharp hooks. Guess what happens when you shred brain cells with these oils? You get scar tissue, and we call that amyloid plaque. In other words, these oils cause (among other things) Alzheimer's. Don't ever consume any seed oil or any "vegetable oil" (typically corn oil). Check your pet's food labels for these poisons, also. Look for oils that are extracted at a temperature below their smokepoint (all seed oils fail this test). Note that nut oils are not seed oils, so don't confuse the two. Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, walnut oil, and pecan oil are all good oils. Expensive, yes. But far less costly overall than the poisons that are immorally marketed as human-consumable oils.

A note on olive oil. It's often cut with linoleic acid which is toxic to humans. Bottles of it will often say "Mild flavor" as way of giving them cover for contaminating the oil. Don't buy any oil so marked. Good olive oil will have a strong smell and strong flavor. If you open a bottle (that doesn't say "Mild flavor" on it) and it has a mild taste, take it back to the store and tell them it's not real olive oil and it's clearly been cut with linoleic acid. If they give you a refund, fine. If not, fine. Then write to their corporate office and explain that their customers trust them not to sell counterfeit products and this particular brand is counterfeit. If that oil is still there two weeks later and you've found a brand you do like then write to the corporate headquarters of the good brand and fill them in. They will likely put pressure on the store to remove the counterfeit brand. This kind of action is how we clean up our food supply. If we don't do it, nobody will.



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

There is no such thing as "green energy". There "could" be, but we have no such technology today. All we have are technologies that pollute in different ways. Among scalable or semi-scalable technologies (including wind and solar), natural gas is the clear winner. To pollute less, waste less. It's that simple.


8. Thought for the Day

A government that uses fear to manipulate people gets more people to trust it than an honest government does. That's because fear causes the cerebral cortex to "switch off". To avert this, you must be vigilant in sensing the fear-mongering before it takes over. As an example, we had a "pandemic" declared after only a few deaths (but several hundred "cases" that were declared with zero evidence the people actually had Covid).



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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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