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Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Dallas Campus
Solicitation for Speakers
The Next Open Date is
June 1st
or any subsequent Saturday in the coming year
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)
Format:
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 
Tom Berry tomberry1@att.net  (214) 738-3386 (cell)
Jim Peeler  jimpeeler@gmail.com  (214) 532-4452 (cell) 
and $5 Food or
Drink Purchase
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Please Note: Restaurant
Has Moved 
​June 1st                           Meeting # 462
Open
If you would like to speak contact the Program Coordinator Tom Berry 
tomberry1@att.net  (214) 738-3386 (cell)

​March 30th                         Meeting # 453
“In the Beginning God” - Is the Earth Only 6,000 Year Old?
George Lujack, independent Messianic minister and author of “Mysteries of the Scriptures Revealed”, will present and discuss a Scriptural based alternative explanation of the mainstream Christian Young Earth Creationist 6,000-year old age of the Earth and universe, arguing and revealing that the Earth and universe are indeed vastly older than that, according to the Bible. George is a retired decorated 20 year veteran of the New York City Police Department and former international police officer employed by the US State Department for the United Nations International Police Task Force in Croatia and Kosovo, founder of Scripture Truth Ministries www.ScriptureTruthMinistries.com, and a writer and managing editor for CowgerNation.com, a conservative political and religious content online news network. He resides in Apollo Beach Florida.
​April 13th                           Meeting # 455
Why Today's Republican is Bad for Loyal Patriotic Americans
Curtis Muldrow, Graduate Dallas Theological Seminary, TH.M, Ret. LTC U.S. Army, (Veteran 25 years active duty service, Veteran IRAQI Freedom), will discuss how the Republican party's blind, unchecked, locked stepped loyalty to president Trump's corruption, and that of his cronies, is a treat to National security, and has damaged our democracy for decades to come, if not permanently. Curtis will also show that the Republican tax policies looted the treasury, and drove up the deficit in favor of the super wealthy, in order to force Democrats to cut entitlement programs and not restore reasonable tax rates and close loopholes. He concludes arguing that Republicans recent power grab attempts at State levels, and illegal voter purging, clearly shows a party that is blatantly not American; and what we can do about it.
​April 6th                             Meeting # 454
Impact of Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, 
and Her Baby Daughter 
Jim Gatewood, best selling author and Dallas history Laureate’s; who teaches a Dallas history Class at Richland College, will discuss his latest book “Bonnie Parker’s Baby Daughter and the Devil’s Back Porch” telling the story of Fay Lyons alias Teddy Williams a Dallas gambler who was Bonnie Parker’s sponsor. Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Bonnie married her high school sweetheart, Roy Thornton. She was disappointed when her doctor told her she was not genetically capable of having children. Roy began drinking, disappearing for weeks at a time. Until one day, he did not return. She was living with a friend when she went on her first date with Clyde. They became inseparable. Then at the age of twenty; two months after Clyde had been incarcerated Bonnie realized she was pregnant. When she went to the Huntsville prison to give Clyde the news they fought and Bonnie left in tears. Brokenhearted, Bonnie never responded to Clyde’s jailhouse letters. Jim points out that after two years behind bars, Clyde received an unexpected parole. Bonnie felt renewed hope when she reunited with Clyde at Teddy's apartment. Her Sugar Daddy had returned, and a future of riches were within her grasp. He argues that Clyde Barrow was without a doubt the most underestimated desperado of the Great Depression. The outlaw couple had planned to buy Louisiana timberland, that would allow them to retire in luxury. A Dallas County Sheriff’ however had other plans. Jim engages us and carries us back in time to long-forgotten places and reveals the secrets hidden away in the dusty attics of time. He will also bring books he authored, for those who wish to purchase same.

​April 20th                        Meeting # 456
​On Psychic Phenomena Research
Dr. Chris Boldt, Math Professor Emeritus will discuss how evidence exists which aids in confirming the existence of mental telepathy, genetic transference, intentional longevity, placebos, and premonitions. Chris argues that this evidence is conclusive.
​April 27th                        Meeting # 457
​How to Avoid Ending a democratic and free society
Doug Binkley, a Chicago based author, poet, playwright and activist, and Peter N. Pero, an author and teacher on his second fly-in for a presentation related to his hometown, Chicago, will discus how, in our media drenched society, it is not enough to politically pontificate any longer. They will argue extensively, that unless citizens act urgently and creatively, we will see an end to our cherished Democratic and free society.  
NOTE: Doug Binkley writes under the pen name D.H. Robinson, and has a musical website at http://www.resistanceanthem.com   
Peter Pero has a history website at 
http://www.ChicagoHistoryStreet.org
​May 18th                         Meeting # 460
What Makes Us Human
Jian Li, PhD in anthropology and a Mandarin teacher, will discuss what makes us human from different perspectives: anthropology, neuroscience and religion. She argues that human beings are endowed with genes for survival, aggression as well cooperation and compassion. We hold the power to go beyond our animal nature of self- preservation and develop compassion towards ourselves, our neighbors and people beyond our borders.

​May 4th                           Meeting # 458
Texas 2019 Session:  Where Taxpayers Stand So Far
Robert Montoya, Metroplex Bureau Correspondent for Empower Texans, will review the 2019 Texas Legislative Session so far and grade on the whole whether: the session is positive for taxpayers, or the session is negative for taxpayers, why, and what you can do about it before the session ends.
​May 25th                         Meeting # 461
Does Time Really Exist?
Patrick McElroy, an experienced industrial arts advocate, will discuss how we exist in an environment that is described as three dimensional. He argues that concepts of height, length, and width easily quantify, by conventional standards; but time is referred to as the fourth dimension, which is necessary in order to quantify the first three. Pat will focus on established scientific precepts, and will challenge many of the preconceived notions of our culture.
​May 11th                         Meeting # 459
Hearing Challenges – Solved with Technology, or NOT?
Linda Thibodeau, Ph.D., Professor, University of Texas (Audiologist/Speech-language Pathologist, CCC-A/SLP), will discuss how persons with hearing challenges have many possible solutions to consider ranging from personal devices worn in or on the ear to surgically-implanted technology. She will show that the decision regarding technology depends heavily on the type and degree of hearing loss, but technology alone may not address all the communication challenges one experiences. Linda argues that the typical path taken by a person trying to solve hearing challenges is now in competition with new models of service delivery including shopping at big box stores, purchasing devices online, and finding apps on the smartphone. She further contends that these options challenge the model approved by the American Academy of Audiology that supports the Doctorate of Audiology credential as the optimal professional to serve those with hearing challenges. Linda shows that the University of Texas at Dallas Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) program, ranked as the #4 in the Nation, trains students in a four-year program to evaluate challenges associated with hearing loss and explore solutions with the adult or child and their family. This typically includes a “network” of technology along with non-technology solutions that are introduced/practiced in group settings on a monthly basis or an intensive week-long experience known as Summer Intensive Auditory Revitalization Conference (SIARC). She concludes that the AuD model for addressing hearing loss solutions is far better for anyone who has experienced a loss of hearing, than the more generic options readily available at tempting financial savings. See also: http://www.utdallas.edu/-thib