August 12th Meeting #376
On a Market Based Solution to Climate Change
Ann Drumm, volunteer and advocate of the bi[artisan "Citizens' Climate Lobby", will discuss how in a polarized political environment where voluntary emissions limits and government regulations are disfavored, approaches to managing climate change, another strategy, is gaining ground. She will show how Republican leaders in Congress and the private sector are embracing the concept of carbon pricing as a market-based approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the emergence of the clean energy economy. Ann will argue that a price on CO2 would send a signal to industry, investors and consumers that would drive the market to adopt clean and efficient energy technologies. She will further argue and explain a genuine proposal for a National Carbon Fee & Dividend and discuss efforts to get Congress to act on this issue.
August 5th Meeting #375
On White Contributions to Racial Equality
Dr. Chris Boldt, Math Professor Emeritus, will discuss and argue how White Christians in countries with Christianity as their underlying ideology, while not perfect, have made the largest sacrifices and contributions to racial equality and fair play throughout world history. He will also show how this relates to todays events, and back it up with documented facts.
July 29th Meeting #374
How Families Can Suffer Fewer
Losses as a Result of Heart Disease
Dr. Robert Edmonson, a renowned physician and visionary behind Marula Medical, recognized by D Magazine and Texas Monthly as one of the Top Doctors in Cardiology, with his strongest interest in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, will discuss how families can suffer fewer losses as a result of heart disease, and resulting heart acts, because it can be prevented, (detected earlier than most believe possible), and even reversed. He will argue and demonstrate this through sharing up to date research, and over 40 years experience in cardiology.
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Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Solicitation for Speakers
The Next Open Date is
or any subsequent Saturday in the coming year
To Disquiet the Minds of the People
Celebrating Meeting # 3,333 on July 11th.
Established Feb. 28, 2009
Weekly Free Speech Forum
College of Complexes
The Playground for People Who Think
Statement on Free Speech
Our constitution and laws encourage the freest possible exchange of opinions, ideas, and information. In part, that recognizes our worth and dignity as human beings. To forbid us to speak our minds demeans us and makes us more like slaves or robots than citizens of a free country. But as important as freedom of expression is for us as individuals, it is perhaps more important to society at large.
1. Presentation by Guest Speaker
2. Questions and Answers
3. Remarks and Rebuttals
(5 minutes each / infamous)
All meeting are open to the public. No reservations are required. The college maintains no memberhsip, and is operated on a volunteer basis.
If you would like to speak, or simply would like more information about the College of Complexes, contact the Program Coordinators
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one block North of Twin Oaks, on the West side of Greenville Ave, across the
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July 22nd Meeting #373
Has the U.S.-Saudi Relationship Outlived its Utility?
Hadi, Jawad, Activist, Dallas Peace & Justice Center, will discuss and argue how the
spread of Saudi Influence in the Middle East has led to the emergence of the most virulent
form of radical Islamism, threating not only the region, but American interests as well.
He will also contend that while close ties with the Saudi Monarchy have served U.S. National interest in the past seven decades, the time has come to end this "special" relationship.
September 2nd Meeting #379
Labor Day, Past, Present and Future
Gene Lantz, President Teas Alliance for Retired Americans, will discuss how he is in favor of big celebrations of Labor Day and is re-committed to making the workers movement strong. He notes that from 1947 to 1995, the American unions steadily became more alienated from the rest of the working class. In 1995, with the changes n leadership of the AFL-CIO, unions shifted directions so that, today, major union leaders demand that all unions turn outward toward the community at large. Union legislative programs are designed to benefit all workers, not just a narrow slice of union members. Gene notes for example, the major campaign of the AFL-CIO during August 2013 was to mobilize support for immigration reform! And prior to 1999, the AFL-CIO favored deportations. He argues that this turn toward the broader working class is not a simple non-inconsequential matter. Gene further argues that everyone should get behind this, because that is the only way it will work, and it has to work if there is to be a bright future for Americans.
August 19th Meeting #377
Whatever Happened to Lt. Columbo?
Kenneth Fawcett, Citizen Advocate, will discuss the causes and consequences of the exponential rise in deadly force by local, State and Federal police. He will show how the declining interest these agencies have exhibited in solving crimes have impacted against individuals. Ken argues that we have to become the “new media” as the last check and balance against a police state out of control. He concludes succinctly against the erosion of freedoms, and for truth, justice, and the American way.