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LOCAL SECRETARY Robert McAllister LocSec@northernnevada.us.mensa.org FIRST VICE-SECRETARY Ken Wright TREASURER Carole Preisach Treasurer@northernnevada.us.mensa.org PAST LOCAL SECRETARY Ed Hanley
SECOND VICE-SECRETARY Gerald Lockhart
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(Continued on page 4) 3 . Aridoamerica was the north area. And yes. Spain and France. and a chemical engineer who has chosen to become a teacher. interventions and more negotiations with countries like the United States of America. if you are guessing “Mexican” and “Mexico” comes from “Mexicas. energetic young woman. potatoes and tomatoes. The Aztec Empire was ruling the Mexicas area and also had other enemies. white and bearded. Nevertheless. I met Cinthia three years ago at the Denver AG. a man-shaped god represented as tall. Unfortunately for everyone in this area. was a Spanish conqueror who led in the fall of the Aztec Empire. had a very rich pre-Columbian history featuring famous sedentary and developed groups like the Aztecs (also named Mexicas — it sounds sort of like mechjias) and Mayans.“Cinco de Mayo” in Mexico Cinthia Reyes (www. The strongest group living there was the Chichimecas (which is a náhuatl word for barbarian or uncivilized). Hernán Cortés. I asked her to write a few words to help us understand the Cinco de Mayo celebration and. Olmecs. Europe gained some fancy things from Mesoamerica: like the sewage system idea (which was pretty well implemented here). dry and mostly nomadic. who is said to have taught science to Mayans. Therefore I present to you a very short review of what happened in this area prior to this famous date and afterwards I will explain what happened with this battle. clear up some of our misunderstandings. Thank you. some of our commemorated dates are subject to confusion outside of the country. She is a delightful. Aztecs and others. some of which became allies with Spain to take them down. Mesoamerica in contrast.com) I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce one of my favorite friends from Mensa Mexico.cinthiareyes. Although. Before Christopher Columbus discovered America (from the European point of view) in 1492. hopefully. cocoa. Another hypothesis considers a prophecy of the return of Quetzalcóatl (also known as Kukulkan by certain groups). She has also been Chair of Mensa Mexico for two terms and served as our International Liaison during Reno’s 2012 AG. Cinthia! — Anna Wright Cinthia Reyes Mexican history is filled with negotiations. who had been long time visitors to the continent. Cinthia Reyes. the Mexican territory was split in two areas: Aridoamerica and Mesoamerica. the Spanish indeed vanquished the Aztecs and took the cultural and astronomical legacy of Mesoamerica down as well. corn.” you are right! One important detail that is questioned sometimes is why weren’t the Spanish attacked when they first arrived this continent? One hypothesis says they looked like Vikings. Much of the written material was destroyed. and I believe this may be the case with the 5th of May.
Several years and struggles later between the U. (Mexico is actually not the real name of the country. forcing King Carlos IV and his son to abdiAn extra bonus detail in my story: this is the original Mexican cate the throne in faterritory as in 1821. Napoleon Bonaparte had invaded Spain. and Mexico (in 1848). also wished to expand its territory and invaded Mexico. the people living in Texas expressed their desire to become independent from Mexico.S. it’s just for short and to avoid confusion with the U.S. It is said that Brazil was given to Portuguese as a mandate of a Catholic Pope (Alejandro VI) who “cut” the map in two parts to give each of the Empires a geographic part. horses.) During the time of the dictator Mexican President Santa Anna. bulls. The current Mexican territory is delimited by vor of Napoleon. The U. The U. gained more than half of the Mexican territory and paid a symbolic amount to Mexico to recover from war. 4 . though. They imposed language.(Cinco de Mayo continued from page 3) The Spanish rule over the now Latin America and part of the United States territory lasted long. The the black-segmented line which unites at the east of Paseo del official independence Norte with the red one. rice and Mediterranean products. religion and brought cows. 1810). date of Mexico is considered to be the 27th of September. 1821.S.A. This concept has been debatable. taking the very president as prisoner to force him to accept Texas as non-Mexican territory. and not just for internal reasons. Although. Mexicans are taught in school that the war was meant to make an independent country from Spain.S. Mexico accepted the territorial conditions of its northern neighbor in exchange for peace. The Mexican territory was the first one to begin a war “of Independence” (16th of September. Our country was then named: Estados Unidos Mexicanos and became independent from Spain. the first intention was actually meant to change the political organization but remain at the service of Spain.
and stopping the Anglo-Saxon and protestant expansion along the American continent. was kind of liberal and tried to help Mexicans. On the 5th of May. and with clear intention of taking over the country. Reynaldo. This struggle required money. pp. and by the way. He actually was Austrian but represented France. Spain and France. But. The French military forces arrived at Port of Veracruz and headed towards the capital city. 1910. México. ISBN 978-607-03-0141-4. Mexico had been in internal and external battle since 1810. and he left a bankrupt state with external debt to France. were not alone. faced the French in Puebla. Earlier. María Julia (2010) Atlas conmemorativo 1810. Porrúa. Ignacio Zaragoza. The French. This caused a new military invasion from England. ed.84-85. Luis G. But. It’s a kind of “David and Goliath” symbol where the weakest faces and defeats (temporarily) the strongest.wikipedia. 2010. http://fr.Siglo XXI Editores. as president. France had clear intentions of establishing a French empire in Mexico (or what was left of it!). We do have a military parade in Puebla that day and it’s an official day off in the whole country. one of the most glorious armies of the time (hardly defeated besides Waterloo). (1977) Historia de las relaciones entre México y los Estados Unidos de América 1800-1958. The 5th of May is commemorated in Mexico probably because it’s inspiring to recognize the Mexican army’s capacity to defeat one of the most dreadful armies of the time. Mexico was outnumbered and had fewer resources.org/wiki/Intervention_française_au_Mexique Image with Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3. Benito Juárez. Yet the French were defeated that day in that battle. Sierra Moncayo. Mexico lost the war against France anyway and we had a French Emperor: Maximiliano I. 5 . who would become president eventually (and a new dictator). it is almost certain that it has become far more celebrated as a party outside of the Mexican territory. Conservatives supported and accompanied them.And at last we get to the 5th of May event. México pp-208-209. and at that time was still split in two main groups: those in favor that Mexico should be driven by an external country (the conservatives) and those against that idea (the liberals). they (France) could help it develop and become the first industrialized region of Latin America as well as a Catholic empire allied to France — capable of competing against the U. The story doesn’t end there.0 Unported license by Sodro Cedeño. The four countries signed a treaty in hope that Mexico could afford paying them back again as soon as possible. Santa Anna’s period was not peaceful.S. According to French Wikipedia. declared that Mexico could not continue to pay them back. Basado en Zorrilla. led the right wing. ed. breaking the treaty. the Mexican General. England and Spain. It should not be confused with our independency and it is not the most important date in our civic calendar. once order could be restored to this land. Porfirio Díaz.
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Wisconsin. If you were stranded on a deserted island. what’s the one thing you would bring? My volume of the complete works of Shakespeare and a Bible. and when the war came in the 40s she was able to find employment with the Seattle Health Department. and she is my ideal. When we moved to Seattle. a Mensa member since 1966. They normally had three doctors but all three were in the service.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross What talent would you most like to have? I wish that my voice had been larger so that I could have been an opera singer. so she ended up doing all the work while holding my father's practice together (he was in the service) and raising her children. as my father was able to get a residency in Seattle. I did have a good career as a singer of German Lieder and French songs and am now quite happy playing the piano. graduating from medical school in the late 1920s. she couldn't get a residency at any other hospital so they had to give her one at Marquette University in Milwaukee. What is always in your refrigerator? Yogurt. where would it be? Paris. she could get no work as a doctor because she was a woman.Meet a Mensan by Ashley Cullins Meet Annemarie McTaggart. as if it was the only one we had. So she had her five children. If you could live anywhere in the world. Favorite quote: “It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth — and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up — that we will begin to live each day to the fullest. She was a doctor. if I could afford to live there. Who is your real-life hero? My mother. Annemarie McTaggart 7 . This was sad. After the war. but I do love opera. She did an excellent job in everything she was involved in. was a wonderful and caring mother. she ended up as Superintendent of Medicine for the Seattle Public High Schools and served on many boards and in many helping capacities in several organizations. Because she was a woman. where we eventually lived.
Needless to say this left a huge mess. The GPS system has to adjust itself for the Theory of Relativity.. 8 . they run a tiny bit faster than clocks on earth. (Well.. 200. hence the name. we’re even closer related.e. Which would mean the center of our galaxy includes about 10 billion billion billion liters of something close to raspberry rum. and therefore subject to much less gravity.. it was only 3000 (that’s right.. They were using a hydrophone setup derived from equipment used to detect Soviet submarines. well. despite it being much. 2.. female whose mitochondria we all carry.. much louder than the loudest noise any animal has been known to make. And not just because it’s mainly alcohol. Without that adjustment. 4. three thousand) years ago there lived the Most Recent Common Ancestor... making her the “mother of us all. wait.” a woman. 6. by Travis McCord Below are 10 interesting little science stories.000 years ago in Kenya there lived “Mitochondrial Eve.. Best guess says it was from a remote part of the South Pacific. brace yourself: the current theory of where the moon came from is that somewhere around 4. In the middle of our galaxy is a massive cloud of organic compounds which has scientists very excited. 5.” Something out there has to be absorbing light energy. part of which coalesced via gravity into our satellite. Whoops.. According to extensive genetic research. It also has traces of a compound called ethyl formate — which happens to be what gives raspberries their flavor. In 1997. If you get scared by stories of things hitting the earth. but not all of them are true. A scientist at NOAA said he believed it was from some sort of animal. loud enough) to be heard by hydrophones 5000 km apart. Olbers’ paradox — the one that says the sky should not be dark. 3. Because the satellites that make up the system are in orbit. the final frontier. The noise in question rose rapidly in frequency over a minute while being “of sufficient amplitude” (i. Ain’t science fun?) Can you spot the fake stories? 1.. because if the universe is infinite any point in the night sky should have the light of a star — is part of what prompted the theory of “dark matter. your location would be about 10 km off each day. researchers for the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) recorded a mysterious sound.Puzzle Page Science.” And yet. read “in line with current theory” for “true” — these may be all false by the time you read this. one ancestor of every single person on earth — this despite the fact that he had about 50 million contemporaries. by about 38 microseconds per day.5 billion years ago the proto-earth was hit by a planet the size of Mars.
Cost is $10. Among other things. Climate scientists go down to Antarctica to drill holes in the ice. or someone was doing atomic theory many years before anyone we've heard of. and adding the light gathered together.org/renew. and that it was enough to achieve critical mass. plus 40 stories. but they are not necessary. please feel free to contact me at . Any questions.. Answers on page 26 Membership by Sandra Lackovic The Mensa membership year begins April 1 and ends March 31. If you have a pair of tango shoes.000 galaxies. brilliant ideas. concerns. suggestions. which leads to speculation that something — say.0 on the Richter scale measured at about the same time — somehow brought two uranium-rich rocks together. 9.. radiation levels measured immediately after the blast are consistent with a uranium blast. I look forward to hearing from you! 9 . and eventually settled on “Cosmic Latte. A team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins university has determined the “average color” of the universe. Either that.” 8. You may have heard that uranium is so volatile that you just need to get enough of it together to get a reaction — that's how atom bombs work. Current theory says those two facts are related. wear them. Wear shoes that will stay on your feet and pivot easily: thin leather soles are ideal for this..7.000 years. There were 5 deaths. After jokingly saying they were looking for a name for the color. or just want to say hi. The tallest wave ever recorded on earth was a tsunami (boosted by a big chunk of a mountain falling into the water) that hit Alaska in July of 1958.mensa. No partner is necessary. which flattened forests in Siberia in 1908. NNM Facebook group. they came up with an average color that is a very light beige. NNM Yahoo group. They take the ice from those holes and go over them millimeter by millimeter to check out the temperatures and air composition in the past — since the ice down there never melts. they got several suggestions mailed in. May 2. but is in fact the highest it’s been in over 100. the seismic event measuring 5.us. Join your Mensa friends at our newest event: Let’s Tango! Have you ever wanted to learn this beautiful and sensual dance? Then join us for a beginning tango lesson at The Ballroom of Reno on Thursday. 10. their studies show that the amount of CO2 in the air is not just at a recent high. they can go very far back. Try to avoid sneakers and shoes with rubber soles. and boom. After surveying over 200. If you haven’t already done so you can renew your Mensa membership online at www. Wear comfortable clothing that does not inhibit your movements.m. Its height was recorded as 1720 feet — the height of the Empire State Building. You may also have heard of the Tunguska Blast.. at 7 p.
Haakon refused just as he had refused when Alexander II previously had offered. Viking. “carry/ drag-boat. He had one of his hardy crews portage a boat across the narrow isthmus and laid claim to the entire peninsula. This infuriated Haakon and he began to amass an invading army. The barelegged warriors approached the death of a thousand cuts to their exposed legs well before making any headway. The Vikings soon discovered that the Scots had planted plots a half mile thick of Scotch thistle. King Alexander III approached the Norwegian King Haakon (also Haco) and offered to buy the Hebrides (the Western Isles) from Viking occupation. the Earl of Ross launched an attack on the Isle of Skye. He sailed a boat up Loch Tarbert. roughly. Farming became verdant. a long inlet that cut almost all the way across the peninsula to a very short isthmus (less than a thousand yards) that led to the Firth of Clyde. One confrontation between the Scots at the northern end of the Kintyre Peninsula. the Vikings took the tactic of beaching their boats a few miles away from protected harbors and conducted sneak attacks from behind the unsuspecting villages. Coal was a primary source of energy there for a long time afterward. work their way down the Scottish west coast and take over the Hebrides Islands and make incursions into the Kintyre Peninsula. named Magnus Barelegs (sometimes called Magnus Barefoot) had a surprise in store. The Vikings from Norway were able to occupy the Shetland Islands.” Eventually the Vikings had made incursions as far as the Isle of Man where Magnus became King of Man. The isthmus is located at a place called Tarbert. giving the Scots warmth during winters.From the LocSec by Bob McAllister Conclusion of “The Celts” Along with the new Irish (Scoti) visits came the incursions of the Vikings. the Orkney Islands. One of Alexander III’s nobles. A Norwegian king. (History has it that he was called Barefoot because he emulated the Irish practice of riding barefoot. Thus. resulted in a bargain struck to avoid a battle that promised much bloodshed. There was little strife in an otherwise harsh place. a part of the Irish Sea. The etymology of the word means. As the Scots had their harbors fortified against direct attacks of Vikings boldly sailing their longboats directly into the Scottish harbors. The Vikings would be allowed to lay claim to an area that they could circumnavigate with one of their boats in a day’s time. He brought more than 150 longships from (Continued on page 21) 10 . A black stone was discovered that actually burned. Another has it that he adopted the Celtic form of dress favored by the Scots and Irish of wearing a short tunic that left his legs bare. The national flower of Scotland isn’t observed as such merely because of its attractive purple color. The eleventh and twelfth centuries in Scotland came to be known as Scotland’s Golden Age. Magnus Barelegs.
S. Your contact is John . http://www. 2540 Sutro St #1. Potluck at 6:30 p.S. Reno June 1. Reno. at Grassroots Books. 660 E.. Pot Luck dinner. and disasters.mensa. Contact Richard Arbib Calendar@northernnevada.mensa. 7 p. volcanoes. Grove St. Forest Service aboard the Alaska Marine Highway ferry the Columbia. by Richard Arbib May 11. Contact Mindy Hsu: Testing@northernnevada. until ? Sage Hill Clay Sports.m. whales. Speaker: Loren MacArthur worked for five summers as a seasonal ranger for the U.m. NNM Yahoo group. Sporting Clays: $45/100 targets. RSVP (helpful but not required) at . speaker at the Washoe Valley home of Bob.m. on Thursday. Your goal is to quickly evaluate the speed. May 2. Multi-Dimensional Physics Practical Exercise (Involving Shotguns and Clay Targets) 11 a. Directions: . Turn LEFT onto Rio Wrangler. at 7 p.us.us. Wear comfortable clothing that does not inhibit your movements. Gun rental $25) 11 . ravens. She told passengers stories about Alaska’s fascinating history and its bears. (775) 851-1123. at the Reno home of Loren. Contact Sandra at . June 15. Follow Rio Wrangler onto the access road and into the shooting facility (We're up on the hill above you). Mensa Admissions Testing: First Saturday from 3-5 p. Cost is $10. glaciers. May 4. (Trap or Skeet: $8/25 targets.org Mensa Programs: Second Saturday at 6 p. New Event: Lets Tango! Join us for a beginning tango lesson at The Ballroom of Reno. exit at Damonte Ranch Parkway and drive EAST.m.m. No partner is necessary. 395. speaker at 7:30 p. Directions: From U.sagehillclays. Turn LEFT onto Steamboat Parkway. distance and direction of the target and intercept it with a stream of pellets from a shotgun. Along the way she took or collected photos of America’s wild and stunningly beautiful state. Reno.com/ We are all smart people. New Location: the Clubhouse at Skyline Villas.Events and Activities: May 2. 7370 Desert Way.m.org May 19. Our speaker will be from the Audubon Society..m. but can we apply our knowledge of ballistic trajectories and time in a real-world setting? You simply say “Pull!” and a clay target is thrown into the air. NNM Facebook group. She’ll show the slides and tell you some of the best stories after the potluck.
David Daniels. Dinner at the Chocolate Bar. Space is limited so please RSVP for address and driving instructions to NNM Facebook group. Sierra St. 95 N. Games at Tahoe: Saturday 4 p. Reno 12 Contact Don or Laura .'s Brewhouse. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.m. Reno. June 29. May 28. www. Sierra St. 2707 S. Extensive seafood menu set in a dramatic undersea environment. June 25.m. 5 p. Reno. Reno For more information or to offer suggestions for future dinners contact Sandra. Join us for games at Sandy's place in Incline Village. May 15. Sushi Pier 2 Contact Sandra or NNM Facebook group. It will be held on May 28 and. Reno. Century Riverside. Oceano at the Peppermill Reno Hotel Casino. Wild River Grille.com/dining/casual-dining/oceano/ Voted Reno's Best Seafood by the Reno Gazette Journal.m. 6 p. in keeping with the Hispanic theme of this Neva-Mind. Supper Club: Third Tuesday at 6 p. 6 p. Let's head to Hi Point Coffee and Café. 11 N.m. 13999 S. or NNM Facebook group.m. (866) 821-9996. Bring food and/or drinks to share. Last opera of the season.More Events and Activities: Dinner and the Opera: Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. Reno Contact Barbara or Sandra. June 22. sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra. Oceano at the Peppermill Reno Hotel Casino. B. new production. . June 18. you could select a spicy Cinco de Mayo lunch. 853-7575 was picked by Natalie Sera.J. Lunch Bunch: Fourth Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. Handel’s Giulio Cesare. Combined with Supper Club this month. Reno. May 25. The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s lively production. Sushi Lovers — Not Just Sushi! Everyone is Welcome! May 21.m.peppermillreno. May 21. Virginia. Virginia Street. Reno. The world’s leading countertenor. 6:30 p. Opera.
Potluck.May 2013 Sun Mon Tue Wed 1 May Day Thu 2 New Event: Let’s Tango! 3 Fri Sat 4 Game Night at Joe’s & Mensa Testing 11 Mensa Program & National Train Day 18 5 Cinco de Mayo 6 7 8 9 10 12 Mother’s Day 13 14 15 Dinner and the Opera 16 17 20 19 Skeet/ Trap Shooting 21 Supper Club & Sushi Lovers 28 Lunch Bunch 22 23 24 25 Games at Tahoe 26 27 Memorial Day 29 30 31 June 1 Game Night at Joe’s & Mensa Testing Game Night at Joe's Place: First Saturdays. Contact: Joe . 4:30 to 8:30 p. 13 .m. June 1. May 4.
etc. Clever and wise Crawling bug that infests homes Desert canine Diner who eats not with the neighbors. T O T N E Q O M C H H L G U E R R I L L A O I S T A M P E D E Y O S E N O L A B A V R O A B C S F T Y K R E J V I R N L A A E L A B I N N A C K O K L H N G D L K F V S A C E G L E B Y O T A T O P N O W I I Y G Y O W A N O J D E C M I G G N A M D F D K A A T A A O I R F A R Z T D T A B R L O N C R M K N O Q S V A P O A C A R K E A R R U Q R G E C P N G Z A N T D M O G V V T C A O E F O N P E I O T N P O A C R R B T Y C R F L N G L Y B H B O C T J G H D A L N A O O E L L Y O T A M O T C O Z C T T L B A R R A C U D A V A L M L L M O I P L A T I N U C O L A T E X H W R U C M A C N M M E N L T M H Copyright © 2008 Anna Wright. Wright Everyone knows a few Spanish words (fiesta. www. taco. sombrero. but the neighbors Do you remember when Dan Quayle had trouble spelling this vegetable? Dried meat treat 10 Favorite food espoused especially by Mensans 11 Freshmen often line up for meals here 12 Gold rush exclamation. the hidden words below are so commonly used in the English language that we sometimes forget that they came originally from Spanish too.WordSearchMaker. Spellings can go in any straight line direction and overlap too. then find them in the puzzle.Spanish to English by Anna M. (Also a popular 60's TV show.) 14 Answers on page 26 .com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Also called cherry pepper American animal that takes it's fortress with it. Biscayne is one. Use the clues to identify these words first.) But.
If I were a house.13 Grain storage location 14 Green gemstone 15 Herb that's usually associated with Italian cuisine. oranges. 29 The slammer 30 This fish has a long jaw with powerful teeth. The alcove I photographed was bright yellow and blue softened by the green shades of the foliage. where I studied Spanish. — Loren MacArthur 15 . 20 Metal with atomic number 78. you can check out the colors on the net version. I miss the bright colors of the houses I passed every day walking to school there. greens and shades of rust. blues. 31 Town square (or 5-star NY hotel) 32 Twister 33 Warrior who uses stealth and surprise as main tactics 34 When the cattle go wild 35 Where the hands tend the “dogies” 36 Wild horse native to Nevada Cover Credits: Loren MacArthur On the cover: The Don Quijote school in Guanajuato. blazed with the colors of Mexico — bright yellows. 17 Huge storm from the Atlantic 18 It's a small boat 19 It's cousin is a crocodile. If you receive the Neva-Mind in black and white. often mistaken for silver 21 Narrow space between mountains 22 Not a cigarette or a Tiparillo ® 23 Partial or complete prohibition of trade 24 Pipe filler 25 Red vegetable that's actually a fruit 26 Southwest Indian tribe famed for it's fierce warriors 27 Tasty mollusk that's larger than a clam 28 That large slab of concrete in your yard. 16 Horse that needs to be tamed. I’d be bright blue trimmed in bright green living in a beige neighborhood.
in October 2011.Postcards from Oaxaca I traveled to Oaxaca. Matias Romero. My group was sent to study the issues surrounding migration because of the hostile climate for migrants on Long Island. Our mission on return was to share the experience and knowledge we gained with our communities in an effort to increase understanding and ease tensions. Mexico. justice. as part of a “Witness for Peace” delegation funded by the Hagedorn Foundation. and sustainable economies in the Americas. Witness for Peace is an organization that supports peace. It was an amazing life-changing experience! by Sandra Lackovic Parade as part of a celebration of the many native cultures. 2011 16 .
Oaxaca. Oaxaca 2011 17 . 2011 Mural in support of migrants.View from Paulina hostel.
for example. vending-machine routes. He will also ask personal questions about you and reveal personal facts about himself. completely glossing over the fact that he might be selling gold coins. He’s especially likely to wonder out loud why you are not jumping at the chance to buy this amazing investment today — what’s the matter with you? 18 . extolling the The Safest Investment virtues of whatever product they’re selling —see the adon Earth! vertisement for gold included here. For most scams.The Boiler Room Scammers by Mark G. The Drive: Sure enough. Here are the four stages of their frauds: The Front: Things typically begin with an advertisement Buy Gold in a newspaper or an infomercial on TV. who will brochure. he may even act a little rude. he’ll say “No one has ever lost money buying gold. we have a minimum investment requirement of $10. But even single males are susceptible to such tactics — for example. The scam artist will also ask you if you are ready to buy now. He’ll also ask for your phone number so that he can call you back after you’ve read it. because they’ve lost money in the stock market and are seeking better returns elsewhere. and often personable individuals who commit fraud for a living. If you ask yet additional questions.000.000 to print. and attempt to tailor his pitch to your particular interests. he might casually say “Mr.” he’ll hang up as quickly as possible. explain in general terms how terrific his product is and 1-800-123-4567 how lucky you are to have called today — they have only one or two memberships left. for example. mutual funds. If you say “no. Simkin Imagine an entire room full of con men whose only job is to convince their victims to write them big checks. the brochure arrives quickly and the con man calls back. or cell phone kiosks. he’ll enthusiastically reinforce some of his earlier points. if you tell him you think gold is a safer investment than stocks. But tucked into this exchange will be one critical question: “can you write him a big check?” For a gold scam. Is that a problem for you?” If you say “yes. oil and gas leases. It’s better than money!” Widows are particularly susceptible to such pitches because their husbands made all their investment decisions. and “safety” is important to them. that such questions are trivial or that he’s already answered them. These are the boiler-room scammers — those well-organized. not gold bullion. fast-talking. four-color brochure that cost in excess of $75. Smith. indicating. What they want is always the same — your money! And they know how to get it. What they sell varies — for example. you’ll talk to one of these con artists. For example. If you call that 800 Call now for a free number.” he’ll ask for your address and send you an amazingly slick.
In short. Often.2013). your lawyer may discover fine print in your contract that says. 2012). this requires him or her to liquidate 401k plans or other assets. for example. We dedicate this issue to Maurice Pollack (1929 . Geronimo Jones. Outsmarting the Scam Artists (New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons. if the scam involved franchising.The Singer: The one question that a scammer cannot easily deflect is a request to speak to other customers. Reno. you’ve been scammed — big time! For further reading: Doug Shadel. Maurice Pollack. and repetitive calls to the company are deflected or never answered. friend and editor 19 . The gold coins or vending machines never quite get delivered. singing the praises of the company and bragging about all the money they’ve made since signing up with it. Anna M. Inc. Before you can hire a lawyer and file a law suit. The Close: This final phase of the fraud occurs when the victim agrees to invest with the company. and will appear to randomly pick the names of other customers for you to call. the company is out of business. When asked. Mark G. This would probably be important to you. or even to take out a second mortgage — tasks for which the organization has inhouse specialists. Mauri will be sorely missed.. that you agree to buy gold coins at huge markups and or that you realize some of the coins may not even be authentic. But the individuals you’ll get to speak to are all “singers” who work for the scammer’s organization. and they’ll carefully read from a script. He helped us create the Mensa for Kids! pages and contributed the always inquisitive character. And once they receive your check or wire transfer. Mauri was great at sharing unusual tidbits of information and always had a cheerful thing to say to everyone. there is a good chance you’ll never hear from them again. They aren’t the customers they pretend to be. for example. But even if it’s still in operation. Simkin is a Professor of Information Systems at the University of Nevada. the scammer will act as though he is delighted to fulfill the request. We were all saddened by the news of the loss of Mensa member and dear friend. Wright.
In addition. Branches of TCM include Acupuncture and Moxibustion. both the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture as well as the World Health Organization have developed lists of conditions treatable by acupuncture.Ask the Doctor by Dr. Chinese Massage. they are. and the common cold or flu. which requires additional studies in Chinese Herbology. non-physician acupuncturists attend 3 . tobacco and substance abuse. Physician 20 . including both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. migraine headaches.4 years of graduate level studies at a facility accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). on any given day. patients in my acupuncture clinic are seen for conditions such as low back. etc.Ac). Oriental Medical Doctor (OMD). Today.html The training of acupuncturists is worth understanding. well trained in all aspects of TCM. when Western Allopathic Medicine became the standard of medicine throughout the world. What are some ailments acupuncture can ameliorate? Does it hurt? Answer: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of therapeutic modalities that were first developed over five thousand years ago. the modalities of TCM functioned as the sole primary and specialty medical care for Asian populations throughout the Orient. the various branches of TCM are together able to treat most common medical conditions. due to its traditional use as primary and specialty medicine. For instance. and inflammatory bowel disease. infertility. anxiety / depression / stress. practitioners of TCM generally practice Acupuncture and Moxibustion. allergies and respiratory issues. and Bone setting. Herbal Medicine. fibromyalgia. Acupuncture can also be effective in treating many other chronic systemic conditions. or Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). peripheral neuropathy. digestive disorders. In the Western hemisphere. but not the full range of TCM. of course. such as multiple sclerosis. Howard Chen Question: I know you are trained in the art and science of acupuncture.com/acu_info/faqs. For the sake of completeness. In the United States. Physician acupuncturists. There are two broad categories of acupuncturists: Non-physicians trained in TCM and Acupuncture as well as physicians trained in Medical Acupuncture. Up until the last century. Massage. on the other hand. neck and joint pains. generally undergo a 300 hour course in addition to their medical school and residency training. While they cannot prescribe Western medications or make Western Diagnoses. as well as Chinese Herbal Medicine. rheumatoid arthritis. http://medicalacupuncture. non-physician acupuncturists are trained to understand Western Allopathic Medicine. This initial course enables them to practice Medical Acupuncture. and are generally designated with the title of Licensed Acupuncturist (L.
with whom he hoped an heir might be gained. I’ve written about this to show that an incredible amount of effort has gone into history. rider less. Alexander III found himself at the Edinburgh Castle after conducting business of state and found that an exceptionally wild storm had arrived. negotiated a payment for the territories of Man. Alexander III’s wife and two sons died unexpectedly.acpuncture. People have lived their lives at the edge. he and two bodyguards saddled up and rode to a ferry to cross the very large Firth of Forth. the would-be invaders unnervingly experienced a total solar eclipse. anyway. Reno.us. Kintyre and the Hebrides and then joined Haakon back in Norway. What has gone on before is in large part forgotten. His body later was found at the foot of cliff. And all that we know is what the victors of those strivings have recorded for us to believe. feeling defeated by the fates. Pain from acupuncture needling is generally minimal. Against counsel of his advisors. vulnerable while still at sea. Ask the Doctor yourself: Email editor@northennevada. Http://www. Much of what we do today will be forgotten tomorrow. The English promptly turned on the Scots.S. For healthier patients who are more interested in general wellness and Chinese herbs. both categories of practitioner are acceptable. They galloped on. retreated to Norway and his son. He briefly married a French princess. leaving him with no heir to his kingdom. and type of needle used. a fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Thousands of years have passed and humanity has fought its way to the here and now. In selecting an acupuncturist. and Medical Director of Preventive and Integrative Medicine Services at Renown Health. but worldwide. but is dependent on needle location. Against all odds.org Dr. His horse arrived home the next morning. as they set sail.acupuncturists generally achieve medical board certification through the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. Haakon wasn’t all that successful and. King of Man Magnus Barefoot.com maintains a list of acupuncturists in the U. insertion technique. I recommend seeking a nonphysician acupuncturist. A lot of it is even good. There has been almost continual strife. but Alexander III became separated from his guards in the storm. Howard Chen is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.mensa. they did not drown. please inform your acupuncturist. Some. They turned for assistance and direction to their trusted southern cousins and friends. I recommend seeing a Medical Acupuncturist. the English. An acupuncture treatment generally lasts between 30 and 90 minutes and is usually done in a relaxing environment where you may rest or sleep. 21 . If needle pain develops after needle insertion. One night during a storm. This succeeded and Haakon. not just in Europe. For those patients who have multiple medical problems and who take multiple medications. would be caught in the eventual onslaught of early winter storms. Yolande. (LocSec continued from page 10) Norway and stopped briefly at an Orkney island where he had hoped to recruit more. The Scots’ council of nobles found themselves without a ruler. And that’s a whole bunch more of history. Alexander III stalled Haakon’s forces with negotiations that were engaged so that Haakon’s fleet.
nationalgeographic.youtube. Computer Zone All links are from National Geographic. http:// kids. an introduction especially for kids. How much do we really know about the Mormon cricket? https://www. Then use the numbered letters To decode the message below.com/watch?v=Yy3dQJYquoY Mexico. http://youtu. Back to the Future? Build your own “hoverboard” with plywood and a leaf blower.be/0yFMF1sSb2E Bugging the bugs.Mensa for Kids! (and kids at heart) by Maurice Pollack and Anna Wright Dining Out Mexican Style: Rearrange the letters to spell these foods.com/kids/ places/find/mexico/ 22 .
straight from Spain But when his love for her was spent He got a divorce. Her portrait thrilled him to the core. Anne of Cleves was number four.) 2. what does “Bluff” King Hal mean? (Hint: It’s not the same as in today’s English language. The first he asked to share his reign Was Kate of Aragon. The executioner did the rest. Geronimo Jones Henry the VIII (by Eleanor Farjeon. In the first line. He married the next afternoon Jane Seymour. and out she went.Hi. he wished instead He chopped off poor Anne Boleyn’s head. And. Billed and cooed to keep alive. Research project:. and a good job too. Piedra. and a couple of Annes. But seeing a third. Answers on page 25 23 . in the last line. which was rather soon. But after one year as his bride She crept into her bed and died. scissors. tijeras. But when he met her face to face Another royal divorce took place. He swore to cherish her all his life. I think that it is very funny.1965) Bluff King Hal was full of beans He married half a dozen queens For three called Kate they cried the banns And one called Jane. papel. Sixth and last was Catherine Parr Sixth and last and luckiest far For this time it was Henry who Hopped the twig. But one day Henry felt depressed. what do you think is meant by the phrase “Hopped the twig”? How does that relate to the poem’s theme? Rock. Catherine Howard. 1. paper. I did not learn this poem in elementary school. 1881 . Maybe you did. Anne Boleyn was his second wife. number five.
C. C.: Seconded Unanimous approval 9:12 p. Lackovic: Request permission to publish calendar events in community calendars accessible by the general public (where appropriate) in order to facilitate public interest and recruitment.: Request calendar entry for skeet shooting event date to be decided. Wright. Meeting convened 8:56 p.: Seconded Unanimous approval Lockhart: Motion to adjourn Wright.: Move to pay Grassroots Books $25 (one time only) as a gift for allowing NNM to use their facility for testing. 1st Vice-Secretary: Ken Wright. Preisach. No motion necessary. 2nd Vice-Secretary: Gerry Lockhart. Wright. Wright.: Seconded Unanimous approval Member Preisach. Past LocSec: Ed Hanley. A. Wright. Treasurer: Carole Preisach. Appointment stands.at Bangkok Cuisine South.: Motion to approve. standard operating procedure. A. Preisach. J. Program Chair: Richard Arbib and Member John Preisach. 2013 Minutes of 08-893 April ExComm meeting: Present were LocSec: Bob McAllister. A.Notes from Your ExComm: April 14. Neva-Mind Editor: Anna Wright.m. Wright. — Kenneth Wright 24 . K. McAllister: Second Unanimous approval McAllister: Appointment of Gloria Dondero Pedro as NNM Ombudsman (AKA Mediator/Arbitrator) Discussion of position responsibilities.: Discussion regarding $25 testing payment received from American Mensa national office. with condition of protecting all members personal data. Also present were Membership Chair: Sandra Lackovic.: Will coordinate for open dates and publish when scheduled. A. A.m.: Motion to make payment for guest speaker meal when meeting is held in a restaurant.
some were talkative. Then I sat back and lurked.us. Some were shy. 25 . enjoying the Bulletin and my local newsletter.org)? The Bulletin and local newsletter? RGs and AGs? The Mensa Foundation (MERF) and its research and scholarship programs? My membership means a lot to me. Keep an eye out for social networking opportunities being developed by our national organization. and was delighted to join. sent them in. which is the information related about the queens in the poem. and on several levels. it was because I had read a magazine article about Mensa which listed test scores that would provide “prior evidence” to qualify. met the man who is now my spouse. So I dusted off my old ACT scores. which may provide some good ways for the tech-loving crowd to reach out and stay in touch. When I joined Mensa in the 1980s. just because I could. good conversation.mensa. I hope your Mensa experience is a good one. and have had many years of fun. and along the line I made friends. articles. rvc8@us. and member discounts via the American Mensa website (www. Everyone was friendly. Have a great month. “Hopped the twig” means to die.From the RVC by Debra Reiger What does your Mensa membership mean to you? Opportunities to meet and socialize with other smart people? Access to games. Wow. Active or observing. a little shy about actually participating. but there was so much interesting conversation! So I started going to events. and intellectual stimulation. Eventually I took a deep breath and went to a local event — wow.org Mensa for Kids! answers: Dining Out Research: “Bluff” means portly or fat.mensa. and then I volunteered to organize some events. Debra Reiger.
tence of Dark Matter is speculated be1: True.uk/science/2009/apr/21/ hallmarks is that it doesn’t interact with space-raspberries-amino-acidslight at all.html 8: True. Mitochondrial Eve: Wikipedia: Global Positioning System Mitochondrial Eve. ice calving. Wikipedia: Bloop Wikipedia:1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami Puzzle Page answers: Spanish to English answers: pimento armadillo key savvy cockroach coyote cannibal potato jerky chocolate cafeteria bonanza silo jade oregano bronco alligator cigar tomato patio hoosegow barracuda O I R F A R Z T D T A B R L O N C R M K N O Q S V A P O A C A R K E A R R U Q R G E C P N G Z A N T D M O G V V T C A O plaza tornado guerrilla E F O N P E I O T N P O A C R R B T Y C R F L N G L Y B H B O C T J G H D A L N A O O E L stampede ranch mustang L Y O T A M O T C O Z C T T L B A R R A C U D A V A L M L L hurricane platinum embargo Apache canoe T O T N E Q O M C H canyon H L G U E R R I L L A O I S T A M P E D E Y O S E N O L A B A V R O A B C tobacco S F T Y K R E J V I R N L A A E L A B I N N A C K O K L H N G D L K F V S A C E G L E B Y abalone O T A T O P N O W I I Y G Y O W A N O J D E C M I G G N A M D F D K A A T A A M O I P L A T I N U C O L A T E X H W R U C M A C N M M E N L T 26 M H . one of its www. Current theory blames the ancestor: http://www. Many. Wikipedia: Giant impact here in town does some of this research.000 years. The exisnice basic articles on these concepts. papers/CommonAncestors/ Wikipedia: Tunguska event NatureAncestorsPressRelease. Most recent common 7: False. Olbers’ paradox is real. but it’s explained by the universe still expanding.yale. Wikipedia) for then go out of the visible range..stat.guardian. (Desert Research Institute named Theia.e.) hypothesis Wikipedia: Ice core 4: True.edu/~jtc5/ Tunguska blast on a comet impact. Wikipedia: Olbers’ paradox astrobiology 6: True. including the numbers. Wikipedia: Cosmic Latte is now believed to have been Antarctic 10: True. Wikipedia: Error Analysis for the 2: True. The sound known as “The Bloop” 9: True. The other planet has been 400. many thanks to the “Font of All which means light tends to red-shift and Human Knowledge” (i.co. Some records go back as far as 3: True.5: False. strangely enough: http:// cause of gravitational effects.
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