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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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Watch Videos of Previous Presentations
January 21st Meeting #348
A United Movement to Confront Government Action
Gene Lantz, President of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund, Chairman of UAW Local 848 retirees, and talk-show host of KNON radio 89.3FM (His "Workers Beat" program comes on at 9 AM every Saturday), will discuss how a united movement to confront government action is needed. He will show that as all three institutions of Federal government and a majority of State governments go Republican, those of us who would defend ordinary workers and retirees need "Unity of Program and Leadership". Gene argues that at present, the progressive movement is largely confused and divided but must come together to win.
February 25th Meeting #353
February 11th Meeting #351
Striving for a "Soulful Life" -
Theories and Examples of Leading a Soulful Life
Jian Li, anthropologist and Mandarin teacher, will explore different perspectives on the concept of the soul by drawing the writings from psychologists such as Thomas Moore, James Hillman, and Carl Jung. She argues that a soulful life is a journey of discovering the great potential that links the individuals to their destinies and to the community and beyond by illustrating the lives of three extraordinary people, Jack Ma, Maya Angelo, and Thomas Moore.
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February 18th Meeting #352
Prognostications on the World in 2017
John Lipinski, an expert on para-normal and trend events, will discuss how the Economist Magazine is usually a front for the Bilderbergers, and how their past "The World" series have foretold dark images that have come to pass. He will show, however, in this year of 2017 they are hinting a message of Transformation via Tarot Cards. John will argue that there will be some pain with this new transformation, but in his view things and events are changing for the better.
January 28th Meeting #349
What Must be Done to Ensure that
All Americans are Treated the Same
Calvin Bluiett, Adjunct Government Professor at Cedar Valley College, will discuss what must be done to ensure that all Americans are treated the same. He notes that the 2016 Presidential Election of President Elect Trump, along with his political iterations, manifest that he does not believe that all Americans should have access to expressed Constitutional and Statutory rights guaranteed to all Americans. Calvin argues that President-Elect Trump’s manipulation of Racism and Xenophobia, his attacks on the media, the press, the Judiciary, demonization of his opponents, and gleeful-encouragement of violence by his supporters, may not fit the dictionary definition of Fascism, but they pose a clear and present danger to America. He will correlate this to the history of slavery in America, and its effect on African Americans, women, Latinos, and other minorities, with ratification of the US Constitution relative to the 3/5 Compromise, Reconstruction after the Civil War, the Plessy Decision, Segregation from 1896 to 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and Affirmative Action pertaining to education services and employment. Calvin will recommend some actions he believes will ensure that all Americans are treated the same legally and in practice.
February 4th Meeting #350
Save Our Texas Vote
Dr. Laura Pressley, a former candidate for the Austin City Council who has cracked the code of electronic corruption in Texas and has filed an historic election contest with evidence of how county election corruption occurs, also as a native born Texan from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, with a PhD in Physical Chemistry from UT Austin, and as an engineer and gross margin business manager in the semiconductor industry for 17 years, will discuss how we can ensure honest, fair, and verifiable elections happen in Texas, how electronic voting machines are not adhering to State laws, and what we need to do about it in this 2017 Texas Legislative Session.