Re: Mensa Model: One Major Benefit .. among many
- From: The Historian <neil.thehistorian@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 03:22:36 -0700
On Aug 24, 10:24 pm, Kenneth Sloan <KennethRSl...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Old Haasie wrote:
One major benefit among many in the Mensa Model scheme is the
potential build-up of money in the metro umbrella account.
Please explain where the money comes from.
In 2003, Jerry Spinrad wrote:
I don't understand the metro districts. I guess I wasn't
around when the idea was introduced. Please explain.
And I replied:
OK, but I suggest you read the short fiction of Gogol first. To
understand the Metrash District scheme, it helps to have a mental
picture of the Russian Civil Service under the Tsars.
Under the Metrash District Scheme, the US is divided into Metrash
Districts by the Tsar from the Imperial Palace in Crossville, TN. The
Tsar, with the same good sense shown by other recent USCF Tsars in New
Windsor, appoints subordinates in all the Metrash Districts. Members,
AKA serfs, pay small membership fees to the Tsar, who, with the same
good sense that previous USCF Tsars have shown, sends it to their
The subordinates, who are appointed USCF Officials and are legally
responsible for all the members' money, are instructed to do something
with it. Accordingly they act as all other past USCF operatives have
done, and show good sense in the use of the members' money. One such
example of good sense is to ban newsletters and magazines, since they
are the most direct way of reaching members.
Under instructions from the Tsar to both occupy unsettled portions of
the USCF Empire and not let members know they are doing it, the
subordinate Tsar plans activities, but since he is required to start
chess in "chess dead areas" he is unable to plan anything aside from a
Frankenswiss, since clubs, leagues, etc, require people who have an
interest in chess, and since the area is chess dead, money can't
revive it. As a result of the Metrash scheme, all the money is blown
on a single, large, and unadvertised event.
As an example of this policy in action, look at the PA Metrash
District, where the sub-Tsar spends all the money from the
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh chessplayers on a yearly unadvertised
Frankenswiss held in Towanda.
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