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.
July 8th Meeting #371
On Representation and Leadership
Ken Sauter, BFA in Design from Carnegie-Mellon, MBA Letourneau University, will discuss how political representation is what all modern governments are modeled on. But he raises the question: “Just how well do the systems designed to represent people actually represent them?” Ken argues that there is a lot of machinery in place to guarantee that elected representatives accurately reflect the wishes of their constituents, but there seems to be a disconnect between what constituents want and what governments do. He questions and answers: “What are the problems with political representation, and how do we know if our representatives are accurately representing us? What are the historical issues related to representation and how have those issues been dealt with in the past? How certain are we that our government represents us accurately, and are we now in a position where the representation we think we have is about to become outright non-representative and authoritarian?” Lastly: “What can and should we do about it?
June 24th Meeting #369
How Quality of Our Food and Environment
Directly Impacts Our Health And Well-Being
Nancy Addison, CHHC, AADP, CPT, CSN, an inspirational health and nutrition speaker, award winning, best-selling author, television show guest, columnist and radio show host, will raise and answer the question: "Has disease increased dramatically over the last 50 years?", and will discuss ways that food and food quality, in the US and the world, have directly impacted our health and well-being. She will outline ways to maneuver the food jungle, and guide us through some basic steps that can help put our bodies on the road to health and well-being. Nancy argues that we can't control getting older, but if we learn how to take care of our environment and our bodies (using methods concerning proper nutrition, optimum hydration, detoxification, and exercise) we can live a higher quality of life with greater health and vitality. She concludes succinctly that the quality of our food and environment are paramount to our health and well-being.
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7033 Greenville Ave
Every Saturday 6:00 PM
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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July 15th Meeting #372
Unlocking the Mysteries of Chinese Characters
Jian Li, Ph.D in anthropology and Mandarin teacher, will unlock the mysteries of Chinese language. She argues there is always more than one way to see the world. Learning another language, especially a language that is totally different from your own native one, will help you to become a smarter and better global citizen.
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June 24th Meeting #369
How Quality Of Our Food and Environment Directly Impacts Our Health And Well-Being
NOTE: Nancy is a passionate diplomat for protecting the earth, its creatures and its resources, as well as for creating a healthier, happier life for all. Her publications include: “Diabetes And Your Diet” (#1 best seller, International Book Awards 2017, Winner, general health category, and awarded finalist in the North Texas Book Awards), “Raising Healthy Children” (#1 best seller and winner of the Mom’s Choice Award For Excellence and International Book Awards 2017, Winner, parenting & family category), “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian” (Best seller – second edition, awarded double finalist in the Indie Book Awards, awarded finalist in the International Book Awards, and awarded finalist in the North Texas Book Awards), and ““Lose Weight, Get Healthy And Never Have To Be On A Diet Again!” (awarded finalist in International Book Awards). Nancy is also co – author of “Alive and Cooking; An Easy Guide To Health For You And Your Parents” Nancy is featured in the documentary: Eating You Alive. The film features leading medical experts, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Dean Ornish, and actor, Samuel L. Jackson. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8sGE5n-i1Q
July 22nd Meeting #373
July 1st Meeting #370
On Redesigning Capitalism to Benefit Everyone,
Rather than Just the Elite
Calvin Bluiett, Adjunct Government Professor at Cedar Valley College, will discuss the remarkable erosion that has taken place over the past two decades in the conduct of our business leaders, our investment bankers, and our money managers. Calvin argues that there is too much greed, egotism, materialism, and waste, and that our economy is overly focused on the “haves”, and not on the “have not's”, leaving us in a position of failure to allocate our Natural Resources where they are most needed to solve the problems of poverty and provide quality education for all. He points out that over the past century there has been a gradual move from “Owner’s Capitalism” to an extreme version of “Manager’s Capitalism”, providing vastly disproportionate rewards to those we have trusted to manage the enterprises in the interest of their owners. Calvin further argues that the first principle of finance is to increase “stockholder wealth” as opposed to “top management wealth”. He points out that the problem is characterized by Executive Compensation, and the responsibility lies with the gatekeepers we trusted to protect investors, which includes the failure of legislators, regulators, rating agencies, attorney’s, public accountants, and corporation directors to carry out their responsibilities. Calvin asserts that redesigning capitalism to benefit everyone rather than just the elite, will be a giant step to alleviate the gap between “haves” and “have not's”. He will address the causes leading to this problem, and will recommend some solutions.
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