August 24th Meeting # 472
Solving the Crisis in America Today
Gene Lantz, Communications Director for the Dallas AFL-CIO and host of the "Workers Beat" on KNON FM radio, will argue that the crisis in America today can only be solved by unity among working families, and further, unity can only be achieved around the needs of the neediest of working families. Gene further contends that while the 2020 elections are critical, they are only a part of the picture.
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Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Solicitation for Speakers
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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.
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2. Questions and Answers
3. Remarks and Rebuttals
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July 20th Meeting # 467
Benny Binion Dallas Gambler and Mob Boss
Jim Gatewood, Dallas History Professor (Richland College), Best Selling Author, and Public Speaker, will discuss his latest book “Benny Binion the Dallas Vigilantes and Texas Holdem Poker”. He will show how Benny Binion was a soldier of fortune at the turn of the century in Texas. His fearless determination to control his fate, first boot-legging then gambling, left an indelible imprint on Dallas history and the world of gambling. He was capable of activating his charm or his ferocious rage as implements of choice, just as he could use either a pencil or the sawed-off shotgun in the trunk of his car as a lethal weapon to destroy an adversary. His legend takes place in Dallas at a time splattered with conspiracy, treachery, and blood. Jim will advise that behind those cold blue eyes was Benny's ingenious mind capable of adapting to any environment; and how fate would one day dictate that he would help the legendary Dallas Sheriff Bill Decker run the Dallas Mafia hierarchy and their drug dealers out of Dallas. Listen to the story of the eleven bodies found in a Denton County Barn. 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. See also www.GatewoodBooks.com
August 3rd Meeting # 469
The Philosophies of Time, and their Respective Perceptions
Patrick McElroy, and experienced industrial arts advocate, as a follow up to his May 25th exploration on the existence of Time, will discuss and examine different cultural philosophies that present us with another way of looking at Time as a quantification of experience. He concludes engaging us to share our personal histories on this subject.
August 10th Meeting # 470
Why Trump Must be Impeached
Kenneth Williams, a Democratic Activist, will discuss the Constitutional reasons why Donald Trump must be impeached. He will also present an analysis of the politics of impeachment in the Democratic Party. Kenneth concludes arguing in favor of impeachment, both on Constitutional and political grounds.
August 17th Meeting # 471
Reflections on the concepts of “Race,
Racial Ideas, and Racism”
Jian Li, PhD in anthropology and a Mandarin teacher, will discuss the understandings and misunderstandings of the concepts of “race, racial ideas, and racism”. Based on the theories of anthropology, genetics and her own personal experiences and reflections, she argues that our concept of race is outdated. She contends that we need to re-examine the concepts of race and racism so we can be the agents of social equality and justice.
September 28th Meeting # 476
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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?
July 27th Meeting # 468
Our Current Foreign Policy will Isolate Us
from the Rest of the World
Calvin Bluiett, Government Professor at Cedar Valley College, will discuss how President Trump's Foreign Policy is not working, and will isolate America from our allies and the rest of the world. He will analyze President Trump's Administrations' Foreign Policy, which seems to be to destroy everything accomplished by President Obama, which focused on diplomacy rather than war. Calvin points out that President Trump has demonized the Paris Accord, the Iran Agreement, Immigration, the green policy for children brought to America which would extend to them legal status in our Nation, and President Trump also demonized our allies (who have supported us in all wars that we have been involved in including World War II, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq). Further he points to President Trump extending accolades to Russia and North Korea. Calvin will analyze the preceding wars and agreements, which will prove conclusively that President Trump's Foreign Policy will isolate America from the rest of the world. He concludes that President Trump is completely out of step with history (the decisions made and carried out since the end of World War II), and President Trump's Foreign Policy has been bent on total confusion without any victories.