Third Saturday Seminar 2016-2017
Return of the Elders, Unleash your Wisdom
“Is it just smoke or is it fire?”
“Sorting through the debris of a messy election campaign”
Don't (be) Panic(ked)
A Cautionary Program Note: We will be discussing what transpired during yesterday’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Intelligence by the FBI and NSA directors. Our purpose is then to present additional contextual information which is available from Media and the Internet and believed to be credible. You are free to interpret this information as you feel led, but bear in mind there are official investigations going on. In situations such as this many times there will appear to be “smoke” that may or may not be indications of “fire.” But there is still tremendous value to us as citizens to be familiar with the contexts (names, times, places.) of whatever results.
Saturday, 25 February 2017 9:30AM to 12:00 NOON (4th Saturday, Spring Break))
Room B-102, Lone Star College - Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive - Conroe, TX - 77384 - 936.273.7000
This is the Sixth Session of Third Saturday Seminar for the 2016-17 Academic Year.
more in depth history Leading up to 2016:
“Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War” What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead? By Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa, March 6, 2017
The "take-away" will be to learn the context leading to the present situation relating to the current Congressional and FBI investigations into Russian Interference in the 2016 election and with regard to members and previous members of the Trump Campaign. Curt Gibby
Our “Current Events segment will be mostly an open discussion of the wild events that continue since the newly sworn President Trump took up residence in the White House. Here are some ideas …
President Donald J. Trump will have been in
office for 64 days by Saturday. Have you developed a survival mode? Try Masha Gessen’s
“Autocracy: Rules for Survival”
Monday, we were treated to a day-long testimony
of FBI Director James
Comey and NSA head Michael Rogers
“FBI Director Comey confirms probe of possible coordination between Kremlin and Trump campaign.” Trump White House pretends they heard differently. Comey said there was no evidence of Obama administration-ordered wire tapping of Trump Tower.
Syria – I don’t want to know… Why are we still there? An al-Qaida faction is back and wreaking havoc in the capitol, Damascus with suicide truck attacks. Our planes bombed a mosque in Aleppo. What’s our plan for success in Syria?
Mosul - For the moment, the Iraqi army, Kurdish peshmerga forces, Shia militias and Sunni tribal units are all united in fighting ISIS. But even in Sulaimani, an Iraqi-Kurdish city close to the border with Iran that is one of the most stable corners of a very unstable Middle East, there is considerable worry about what comes next. As a senior Iraqi government official put it to me: "This is the $64,000 question." Will Iraq survive victory over ISIS in Mosul?”
Considering that, in the upcoming days, The Media will be barraging us with a torrent of “Breaking News!“ You may want to review Session 04 from 16 January 2016, “Fear”
Don't (be) Panic(ked)
And whatever comes up …
You can always get a quick Current Events
3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, TX 77384
ALL- Montgomery Links:
Academy for Lifelong Learning: LSC-Montgomery
Program Manager, Academy for Lifelong Learning
How do I register for a class? You can download a registration form and submit it to ALL:
· In person: LSC-Montgomery (3200 College Park Dr., Conroe, TX 77384), Continuing Education/ALL Office Building E (Room 205)
· Phone: 936.273.7446 ,Fax: 936.273.7262
Reminder for ALL members:
Please let ALL know if you change your address, phone number, or email. Call 936.273.7446 or email: MCALL@LoneStar.edu.
Third Saturday Seminars – Spring 2017 – 6 Sessions
To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, “our world is in interesting times” and individual citizens are assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. The Third Saturday Seminar is about demystification of what is going on around us. Time will also be spent on current events.
Meets on Montgomery Campus in B-102.
16616 S 9/17-11/19 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. B102 Gibby
Individual Dates 1/21,2/18,3/25,4/22,5/20 and 6/17 Summer
http://www.lonestar.edu/departments/ce/spring2017Schedule.pdf Page 47
"Some part of our being knows this (the universe) is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us; We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." Carl Sagan
Curt Gibby, Director