October 19th Meeting # 479
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Roma's Pizza and Italian Restaurant
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Every Saturday 6:00 PM
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.
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Watch Videos of Previous Presentations
September 21st Meeting # 475
On a Battle with the IRS
Ken Sauter, BFA in Design from Carnegie Mellon, MBA Letourneau University, raises pertinent questions: "Have you ever wondered if the income tax is legal? Or tried to understand the millions of lines of Byzantine
tax code?" He advises that perhaps there is a reason for all of the confusion. Ken questions: “Is the 16th amendment properly understood as allowing direct taxes on every American?” He walks us through his six year battle with the IRS and the kinds of shenanigans he's had to deal with in fighting an agency of the government that seems to be invincible and all-powerful, yet can be defeated if you follow the law and understand what the lawful income tax is all about. Ken argues that most Americans have not historically paid income taxes, and there is a good reason for that fact: Mark Twain said "It's not what you don't know that can hurt you, it's what you know for certain that just ain't so." He concludes asking and answering the following questions: "Is what you know about the income tax true? Are you sure? Can you point to a law that clearly says every American citizen must pay income tax? (and) Can the IRS do that?
September 28th Meeting # 476
America – What Went Wrong?
Dr. John Beesley, English Born Author, retired after a long career with Xerox, (educated at London's Imperial College and the University of Dallas, BSc, DIC, MBA, PhD), will discuss how the cry “Make America Great Again”, known as MAGA, found resonance in America's “rust belt”, where only 75,000 votes won the election for Donald Trump. Clearly, Trump hit a sore nerve among America's left-behind working class voters – the ones that the Democrats thought they had in the bag. The deck had been stacked against them from the word go! John will go back to the very beginning of the Republic, and chart the significant events that finally lead to the current denouncement. He argues that by examining the past a better guide to the future may be found. One must live in hopes – perhaps a latter day Churchill will arise.
October 5th Meeting # 477
Automation is Here - The Time for Universal Basic
Income and Andrew Yang is Now
Hexel Colorado, Yang Gang Regional Organizer for North Texas, will make the case that the time is now for Andrew Yang's Freedom Dividend. He argues that the Freedom Dividend is a form of universal basic income that would provide $1,000 every month to every American citizen above the age of 18. This plan will do three things: lift millions out of poverty, create valuable new work, and prevent the massive disruption caused by automation and artificial intelligence. Hexel will walk us through the numbers that prove job automation is happening now; experts predict that 1 out of 3 Americans will have their job automated away by the year 2030. He'll explain the math for how the Freedom Dividend will work, how to pay for it, and how it'll pay for itself. Hexel will tell why we must vote for UBI in 2020, and why we cannot let our chance go to waste. Lastly, he will layout Andrew Yang's vision for a new kind of economy that prioritizes human well-being and development.