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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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January 26th Meeting # 444
Secular Humanism: “The Best Alternative to Religion”
Dr. Steven Butler, author, historian, publisher and unabashed atheist, has called for the eradication of religious privilege in society, the removal of religious influence in government, and the extinction, by peaceful persuasion, of religion itself, which he has termed "one of the greatest barriers to human progress ever devised". In answer to the inevitable question: "With what shall we replace religion?", he argues that Secular Humanism, a philosophy or way of life that is grounded in reality and supported by science is not only the best possible alternative, but perhaps also humankind's best hope for long-term survival on this planet.
February 9th Meeting # 446
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February 2nd Meeting # 445
On Building Heaven on Earth
Jake Varghese, Senior Architect at IBM, will discuss how the correct solution to the problem of healthcare is Medicare4All . He will argue that the reason is quite simple: It is already built. With some additional processes and minor adjustments to existing processes, it is far more efficient than the ACA, and could have been built in half the time it took HealthCare.gov to get online. Jake will outline the simple adjustments needed to our existing Medicare infrastructure that will easily bring us to Medicare4All. He will discuss: 1) Negotiating Prescription Costs, which can reduce costs to Medicare by up to $155B over 10 years; 2) Adding Mental Health, Dental, Vision and Home Healthcare to Medicare Coverage to significantly reduce the cost for that quality of care simply by economies of scale; 3) Tuning Medicare’s Mission to focus on High Quality Preventative Integrative Health Care to save massive amounts of money over the long term, and reversing lost productivity due to sickness and poor heath; 4) Outlining How Nutrition is also Healthcare, and ensuring the food supply is free of synthetic chemicals and other pollutants; 5) Allow Medicare to build/purchase Hospitals in order to control their costs to vertically integrate and bring costs down; 6) Add QoS Feedback Mechanisms, to be reviewed by every patient for every visit, and by the providers, medical staff, and Medicare personnel for constant feedback as a continuous improvement process; 7) On Making Medicare taxes progressive, to be marginalized like graduated income tax; and 8) Making Medicare completely independent of politics by creating a council of physicians and a council of nurses to advise on all medical problems (including expenditures). and other measures to insure its independence of politics. Jake will also discuss our immune system, and a New Solution to the Housing Affordability Crisis. He will conclude that all of this is easy to accomplish; all we need is the will and drive to do it.