May 6th             Meeting #362
On Accomplishing Essential Body-Mind 
Connections to Insure Good Health
John Edmonson, MS, LPC-S, longtime educator and current Project Manager for Vascular Management Associates (a for-profit company, with a very important objective to prevent surgery and heart disease through good nutrition and stress reduction), will discuss the body-mind connection as to how our mind, choices and stress are all factors in our health.  He will argue that our thoughts and emotions do affect our physical health, while the body at the same time affects the mind.  John’s advocacy is to get this knowledge out to the world as a preventative, before people become sick.  See also:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Q5EX-qXvs
May 20th           Meeting #364
On the Counter Democracy Impact of the
Trump Administrations' Deconstruction Plan
Katherine Savers McGovern, retired Assistant United States Attorney, Dallas, 2012 Democratic Nominee to U.S. Congress, District 32, with practice at McGovern Law Office since April 2011, also a Delegate to the
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To Disquiet the Minds of the People
The original College of Complexes has been meeting in Chicago, IL, since January 6, 1951: wwwcollegeofcomplexes.org
Celebrating Meeting # 3,333 on July 11th.
Occupy Your Mind
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)
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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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May 13th           Meeting #363
Drug War:  How We Got into This Mess
and the Vested Interests That Keep Us Here 
Suzanne Wills is a retired CPA whose advocacy is drug policy reform.  She is a board member and frequent speaker for the Drug Policy Forum of Texas and a recipient of the 2014 Virginia MacDonald Leadership Award from the League of Women Voters of Dallas for her efforts to bring the facts about the drug war to the attention of the public.  She will discuss how in 1900, any man, woman or child could walk into any drug store in the United States and buy cannabis, morphine and cocaine and that since then we have spent over a trillion dollars on the drug war with no positive results.  We have created the largest prison system in the history of the world. (About 500,000 non-violent drug law violators are imprisoned). Most patients who could benefit from cannabis have no access to it.  Farmers cannot grow a crop that was essential to the 13 colonies: hemp.  Police regularly stop cars and search houses looking for drugs. Numerous industries have found ways to benefit from drug prohibition and lobby heavily to maintain it.  Cannabis, morphine, cocaine and many other drugs are widely available and widely used illegally.  Suzanne will examine how this happened, who has profited, who has paid the price, and what the prospects are for the change she supports.
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May 27th           Meeting #365
Open
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Tom Berry tomberry1@att.net (214) 321-6222 or (214) 738-3386 (cell)2
2016 Democratic National Convention, will discuss how "the Counter Democracy Pledge of Donald J. Trump to Deconstruct 'Administrative Government'" is wrongly intended to undermine the implementation of the Laws of the United States in Violation of the Constitutional Separation of Powers and the Rights of Americans.  She will outline how the Constitution has three equal branches of government:  Executive; Legislative; Judicial.  The President heads the Executive Branch and is responsible for the operations of the Executive Departments which carry out the laws passed by the Legislative Branch.  Only the Executive Branch, through its various departments, commissions, agencies, etc., is authorized to issue rules and regulations to implement the laws passed by the Legislative Branch. and signed into law by the Executive Branch through the President.  Katherine will argue that Trump's use of Executive Orders, Executive Memorandums and/or Executive Proclamations to subvert the operation of laws enacted pursuant to the Constitution is dangerous and subverts American Democracy. To illustrate these points, she will select representative E.O.'s impacting on specific Executive Departments, Agencies, or existing Rules/Regulations, and challenge the legality of the E.O.'s.  In conclusion, Katherine will present the challenge that it is incumbent on all Americans to speak up, challenge and resist such actions, and to insist upon the application of the rule of law consistent with our Constitution.