Past Meetup

The Issues You Don't Talk About Cafe Monthly Meetup

This Meetup is past

16 people went

Price: $1.00 /per person

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We will be meeting at Chevy's Fresh Mex tonight!

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:

What do you think about the Grand Jury not choosing to indict Darren Wilson?

Did the reaction to the decision accomplish anything?

I stand corrected, you ARE more likely to be shot by a police officer than die in a terrorist attack; especially if you are a young black man. But are you more likely to be murdered by a police officer than die terrorist attack? Is there a difference?

Should Congress defund Obama's attempt at immigration reform?

A black woman was complaining that she is the victim of "fetishization." Non-black men are attracted to her because she is "exotic." Is this true of you? Are you interested in trying different "flavors" of people?

Was it wise to bring in the National Guard? Where were they on the night of the decision?

Should Ruth Bader Ginsberg resign before President Obama leaves office? She just had heart surgery.

What do you think of these 10 Non-Commandments?

I. The world is real, and our desire to understand the world is the basis for belief.
II. We can perceive the world only through our human senses.
III. We use rational thought and language as tools for understanding the world.
IV. All truth is proportional to the evidence.
V. There is no God.
VI. We all strive to live a happy life. We pursue things that make us happy and avoid things that do not.
VII. There is no universal moral truth. Our experiences and preferences shape our sense of how to behave.
VIII. We act morally when the happiness of others makes us happy.
IX. We benefit from living in, and supporting, an ethical society.
X. All our beliefs are subject to change in the face of new evidence, including these.

Should Mitt Romney run for President again?

For any that are interested in what the US Supreme Court has ruled about fleeing suspects please read: Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985)[1], was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that under the Fourth Amendment, when a law enforcement officer is pursuing a fleeing suspect, he or she may use deadly force to prevent escape only if the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others. Thoughts?

I look forward to talking to you all.