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

Sorry for the late notice, but please observe the change in venue.

We will be at Fallon's again this time.  I am trying to give them another chance.

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.

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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:

Does the Israeli-Gaza conflict speak to the effectiveness of our current Secretary of State John Kerry?

Is the middle east just destined to fail and continue killing each other?

Should Iraq just break up into 3 separate states and be done with it?

What do you think of President Obama's foreign policy?  I am beginning to think it sucks, for lack of a better word.

Is there a real problem with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our food supply?

I have talked with a number of  IMHO very attractive young ladies how have gotten or are contemplate getting a dog and remaining single the rest of their lives.  Is this good for our society if it becomes an epidemic.

Shouldn't we just embrace these south and central American refugee children showing up at our southern border?

What the hell is Wolf Blitzer doing in Israel?

Does anybody care that LeBron James is going back to Cleveland?

Did the Supreme Court get the Hobby Lobby verdict right?

More to come....

I look forward to talking to you all.

Glenn

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to leave early last night. I enjoyed the discussion. I'm sorry, who was it who said he creates art that makes people feel better? I love the concept and if you have a website, I would be interested in checking it out.

    July 14, 2014

    • Dave

      Astounding is not one I've heard before, but I like it. Thx.

      July 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the article. I also really enjoyed viewing your photography. I read a book a year or so ago which contains a similar concept, written by a nun/psychologist who worked with the mentally ill. It's called Wrestling with Our Inner Angels by Nancy Kehoe.

      July 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work in Maplewood, and will be leaving work at 6pm. It should take about 10-15 to arrive Will a late arrival be ok?

    July 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just found out I will be working pretty late this evening. My apologies! Hopefully I can make it to the next Meetup. Enjoy!

      July 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That sounds SO exciting! :) I hope that I am too. Thanks for sharing!

      July 15, 2014

  • Glenn

    Very good, if I do say so myself.

    July 13, 2014

  • Kitty

    It wouldn't let me change my RSVP. I will not be there this evening.

    July 13, 2014

  • Amy K. G.

    I'm a decided liberal. I liked the fact that you said to leave the anger at home. However, I did not like the comment about Obama's approval ratings polling four-year-olds? Do you have a mix of liberals and conservatives?

    July 10, 2014

    • Larry L

      I have been a member for a few years now, but it's been a few months since I have made an event. The group is mostly liberal, but Glenn does a nice job trying to involve a broad mix of different viewpoints from all along the political spectrum.

      July 13, 2014

  • Amy K. G.

    Well for one thing, I would use the terms Affordable Care Act as opposed to Obamacare.

    June 20, 2014

    • Glenn

      I tend to use the terms interchangeably. It depends on how lazy I am feeling. Obamacare has less syllables. I know if I were talking with President Obama himself I would use the term, "Affordable Care Act." :)

      July 13, 2014

  • Glenn

    Sorry it has taken me so long to respond Amy. The topics above are just and sample of topics that we'll talk about. They are auto repeated each month. Those are over a year old. The topics are meant to be provocative. The goal for the Meetups is to have a healthy mix of everyone, from liberals to conservatives, all races, a good mix of the sexes and many different religions.

    July 13, 2014

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