Every Saturday 6:00 PM

Tuition $3
Barbec's Restaurant
8949 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas
      Good Food!

Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Dallas Campus
Solicitation for Speakers
The Next Open Date is
September 27th
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
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)
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) 321-6222 or (214) 738-3386 (cell)
Jim Peeler  jpbridge@flash.net (214) 340-5338 or (214) 532-4452 (cell) 
and $5 Food or
Drink Purchase
Watch Videos of Previous Presentations
September 6th                     Meeting #241
Why Organized Religion is Undeserving of the 
Respect it Holds in Society
Dr. Steven Butler, historian and author, will discuss how religion, especially organized religion, not only commands a great deal of respect but also holds an exalted or privileged position in most human societies, even twenty-first century America. He will show that owing to the spurious nature of the claims religion makes (none of which can be proved), the divisiveness that it fosters, the irrational and illogical mode of thinking that it promotes, and the outright dangers of its dogmas, it is neither deserving of our respect nor does it merit the privileged place in our society that it currently enjoys. In short, Steven argues that it is time to see religion for what it really is, namely an anachronism and a barrier to human progress that potentially endangers the future of our planet and the human race.

August 30th                         Meeting #240
Labor Day, Past, Present and Future
Gene Lantz, President Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, will discuss how he is in favor of big celebrations of Labor Day and is re-committed to making the workers movement strong. He notes that from 1947 to 1995, the American unions steadily became more alienated from the rest of the working class. In 1993, with the change in leadership of the AFL-CIO, unions shifted directions so that, today, major union leaders demand that all unions turn outward toward the community at large. Union legislative programs are designed to benefit all workers, not just the narrow slice of union members. Gene notes, for example, the major campaign of the AFL-CIO during August 2013 is to mobilize support for immigration reform! And prior to 1999, the AFL-CIO favored deportations. He argues that this turn toward the broader working class is not a simple non inconsequential matter. Gene lays it out that everyone should get behind this, because that's the only way it will work, and it has to work if there is to be a bright future for Americans.
September 13th                   Meeting #242
Will Social Security be around in 50 years?
Norma Warner, a retired federal investigator who worked for the Social Security Administration for 14 years, will speak in favor of Social Security and its prospects for long term funding. Some people don’t support Social Security because they feel it is a socialist program. Many people detest the program until they need it. What has it done for you? Even those who support the program fear it will run out of money. Do we need Social Security and Medicare?  Norma argues that we do; and that it will be around in one form or another, as long as the U.S. is around.

September 20th                      Meeting #243
Build a Bigger House
Linda Sprowl, Author and Paralegal, Northwestern State University graduate: RN Nursing, Education, Psychology & Sociology. Associate degree in Law. Certified Paralegal for Dallas Law Firms (civil litigation). Texas licensed Realtor. USNR-R Intel Officer (Pentagon), will lead a discussion based upon the Federalist Papers (85 essays from 1788 by James Madison, John Jakes, Alexander Hamilton), which evidence our Founding Fathers' intent to have a much larger House of Representatives. She will show how the established ratio of Voters per Representative was stagnated in 1910 and why it is important to reinstate the original ratio. Linda will present ideas about what we can do to make it whole and, demonstrate the many benefits to US of reinstating the original growth ratio our Founding Fathers intended.
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