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The Issues You Don't Talk About Cafe Mid-Month Meetup

OK, so we are going to try Fallon's again.

We will see how it goes.

As usual there is a lot to talk about. 

You can all look forward to the regular appearance of the "Flying 800 Pound Gorilla." The egg timer that can't seem to keep time and the "One Minutes."

"One Minutes" are an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and tell us for approximately one minute, what is on your mind. You can talk for one minute or less about anything from a hang nail that's been bothering you, to your explanation of the meaning of life, but you only have one minute.

Remember the rules:

Bring your voice and passion, but leave your anger and condescension at home.


Be respectful to everyone during discussions)

If you get angry at differing opinions, please realize that this is not the place for you and kindly do not attend.

Eat, drink and be merry and tip well if you can.

We don't have to leave as friends, but we can't leave as enemies.

Here are some of the topics we could explore:

Picking up Bowe Bergdahl was a no brainer.  Now that he's back home, investigate the circumstances of his "walking off base," but the United States does not leave it's soldiers behind.  Agree?

Was a refinancing college debt bill inevitable?  Isn't it just the latest in managing economic bubbles that we can see, before they burst?

Can religion be separated from a belief in God?

What should we do with the influx of children crossing the border from Mexico?

Is the sport of horse racing being cruel to horses?

A performance artist does a live reenactment of "The Origin of the World." Does she have the right?  Was she wrong, or is art just art. (Warning: This link is at best R rated)

Does it bother anyone that China is rapidly increase the size and reach of it's military?  It is increasing its military spending by large percentages.

Will the GOP retake the Senate?

Who are more sexual, men or women?  Or is the answer obvious?


I look forward to talking to you all.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Glenn, I was wondering if you'd be comfortable with me bringing my 17 year old daughter to tonight's meetup? She is very "wordly" for her age and I haven't heard anything at previous meetups that I believe she wouldn't be ok with listening in or even chiming in on. What's your call?

    June 8, 2014

    • Glenn

      Also, by the way, there are adult beverages about. Especially at Fallon's.

      June 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glenn...Im sorry i wont make it tonight.

      June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I hav to cancel at such short notice but my daughter and I finished face painting at a bday party just 5 minutes ago... Plus, I would not want her presence to make anyone uncomfortable... Maybe in a year or two? :). Enjoy all!

    June 8, 2014

  • Megan

    I work until 8p in Maplewood, how late do you all usually finish?

    June 3, 2014

    • Glenn

      Unfortunately tomorrow, 8 pm might be too late. I suggest next time. :)

      June 7, 2014

  • Maria

    I haven't been for like three years but I just wanna throw this out there: How about we discuss "religion" or Spirituality a bit more?

    June 7, 2014

  • Gary C.

    I will be out of town next week end, so I will not be able to attend.

    June 2, 2014

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