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:
Is the "coolness" of the Pope just a ruse to take our eyes off of the problems (particularly with Pedophile Priests) of The Church? Has The Church and particularly Pope Francis done enough to rectify these problem?
I like my Popes hidden away in the Vatican chillin' with God. Not out "Rock Starring" in the Public like this Pope. Do you agree?
Is this a deliberate Obama Administration strategy to let Russia fight ISIS in Syria?
Russia seems to be getting increasingly militarily active around the world. Is this something to be worried about? Particularly considering that Putin seems to think every problems a nail which requires the solution of the hammer (force). "If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
Are you familiar with the formula, "Half your age plus seven?" That's the "socially-acceptable minimum age" for a person to lust after, date or marry. Do you agree? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/meet-catch-and-keep/201405/who-is-too-young-or-too-old-you-date
Are drugs that enhance ones mental abilities the equivalent to living life on steroids? Are shows like the series Limitless glorifying these drugs?http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/modafinil-2013-4/
Kelly Gissendaner, the only women on Death Row in Georgia, was executed on Tuesday. She had apparently become a changed woman albeit on Death Row. Should she have been granted clemency? She plotted the murder of her husband by her boyfriend. The boyfriend plea bargained and is up for parole in a few years.
The GOP is threatening to shut down the government over the funding of Planned Parenthood. Is this the biggest problem facing the nation right now?
Super PAC contributions can be considered bribes. This is the ruling of a Federal court judge. Agree?
Did anybody see this story? "HOUSE INTEL COMMITTEE RELEASES BENGHAZI FINDINGS, SOME AT ODDS WITH PRIOR NEWS REPORTS" that was the Breitbart.com headline. The Daily Beast headline read, "GOP Panel Debunks Benghazi Theories." Also read a headline, "GOP Controlled House Congressional Panel ....blah, blah, blah. No wonder the average Internet user can't make heads or tails of news events unless they dig deep into each every story. Where are the short and to the point USAToday stories when you need them?
I look forward to talking to you all.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.