Sunday, May 27, 2018

Totally Irrelevant


From PHARYNGULA:

I’m sure this old newspaper clipping from 1934 has nothing to do with current events. Nothing at all.

German Football Club Banned For 12 Months.’
BERLIN Sunday

The Karlsruhe Football Club has been prohibited from playing during 1934 because the team failed to give the Nazi salute when entering the field to play against a French club from Nancy at Metz in December.

The failure of the team to give the salute is alleged to be due to the Frenchmen threatening that they would not play and the Germans would receive no compensation if the salute was given because it was feared that the spectators would riot.

All sports clubs were forbidden to take part in French engagements until the incident had been settled.

Read more: https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/#ixzz5GifU9jFc 

Quote of the Day


“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” 
               ~~Isaac Asimov (1980)



Loved Isaac.  He was a force for rational thought and behavior. I discovered him after inheriting scores of his paperbacks that had been stored in a basement.  I'll always think of Isaac with the scent of mildew wafting through my brain.

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14 Meeting

SPARTA
Stevens Point Area
 Retired Teachers’ Association
Mon. May 14, 2018 Meeting
Location: Park Ridge Restaurant
                                           3425 Church St, Stevens Point

NO Reservations required.

Socialization at 11:15; order your lunch off the menu at 11:30. Meeting will begin as soon as orders are taken and continue through lunch.

PROGRAMSafari with Sue by Sue Jacobson, SPARTA member with one thing recently checked off her bucket list.

  Please read the attached pdf files
 to be in-the-know!  Please print a copy
if you come to the meeting.  Thanks.

Hope to see you Mon, May 14.