Monday, July 10, 2017

Peer Led Learning Groups

As the price of higher education skyrockets and the benefits dramatically drop, more and more of us are looking to social learning groups with peer leadership.

Does anyone know if the cost of such groups are tax-deductable? Would they qualify for state 529 savings plan funds?

An article in the Wall Street Journal this morning caught my interest, you can see my comment on it if you click here:

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Political disaster looms.

(Sent to AP, Colorado Statesman, etc.
a few minutes ago. Please share, attend
next Tuesday if you can, ok? John)

John S. Wren
1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501
Denver, CO 80210
(720)495-4949

July 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO ALL EDITORS AND REPORTERS, 
TO ALL CITIZENS WHO GIVE A DAMN ABOUT GOOD GOVERNMENT.

Political disaster looms in Colorado and 
concerned citizens urged to take action!

Denver--I urge all concerned citizens of Colorado to attend next Tuesday, July 11, from10:00 AM - 12:00 PM the Colorado Secretary of State Election Rule Making Hearing, Aspen Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 1700 Broadway, Denver http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/rule_making/hearings/2017/ElectionsRulesHearing20170711.html (may change, check the website again on the 11th.)

Upon adjournment of the hearing, I invite concerned citizens to gather in the front of Aspen Conference Room to explore the possibility of forming an independent political committee. Why consider such a committee?

If you were disappointed with the pathetic, leaderless 2016 Colorado Caucus, derailed by party big-shots who wanted to get rid of the system that was interested in them, wait until you see what’s going to happen 2018 and 2020 if we don’t take action now.

Misguided  Propositions 107 and 108, pushed through with a multi-million dollar ad campaign with no organized opposition, created this mess, some of it already signed into law 1, gives the means for the two major political parties to be transformed back into the Tammany Hall like the political machine we had in Colorado before1912.

Back then machine political was finally cleaned up and replaced by grassroots control of party leadership by the heroic efforts of the then Governor of Colorado, popular John (“Honest John”) Shafroth. How? With our once wonderful neighborhood Colorado Caucus and other progressive reforms.

If the Colorado Caucus killing Propositions 107 and 108 aren’t reversed by the Legislature or stopped with legal action the expensive Presidential Primary and the open voting in primaries that are created can be expected to kill our Colorado Caucus, the best chance the common person has ever had of having a real voice, will disappear and the Republicans and Democrats bosses will say they were forced to re-hire Boss Tweed.”
Wake up Colorado! Meet me in the Aspen Room at noon Tuesday, right after the election rules hearing.If you have any questions before then call me at (720)495-4949.
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Footnote 1: “(1) notwithstanding any other provision of law, a political party may choose to change from the nomination of candidates by primary election to the nomination of candidates by assembly or convention for all offices…” Colorado Revised Statutes Title 1 Elections § 1-4-702

How old is the earth? 65 million years? Or 6,000 years?



We will discuss this Saturday at Socrates Cafe at University of Denver, more information and optional rsvp at https://Meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Society  Free and open to everyone. Join us!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

New! Science focus of Socrates Cafe at University of Denver

Our new focus on science started last week. Join us! No rsvp is required, but your rsvp, yes or no, will help others who are trying to decide whether to join us.

Please, take just a minute and rsvp. You can easily change it later if your plans change. Thanks!

John Wren
Https://Meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Society 
(720)495-4949

Monday, July 03, 2017

Blogger not mobile?

I just discovered this is not readable on smartphones, other mobile devices.  No wonder there are so few comments.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Spam using my name?

I just got phone call about email message from me that was spam. If that has happened to you, I'm very sorry. I've changed passwords, shouldn't still be a problem. If it is, please let me know right away, ok? Best email, most dependable, is JohnSWren@aol.com

Thanks.

John

(And yes, I know, sometimes I send too many emails, could be said what I send is spam. I'm going to try posting here each day, limiting myself to one email a day that will link to it.)

Tonight (Saturday, 6/30) Socrates Cafe @ DU with a Focus on Science. 6:30 p.m. Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver. For more info about this and other Socrates Cafes in metro-Denver see https://Meeting.com/Socrates-Cafe-Society 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Join me this weekend:

LoDo IDEA Cafe, Fridays, 2 p.m. LoDo Panera Bread, 16th & Market.
More at www.Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber

LoDo Socrates Cafe, Fridays, 6 p.m., LoDo Panera Bread, 16th & Market
More info and optional rsvp on www.Meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Society

Socrates Cafe @ University of Denver, Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Anderson Commons.
More at www.Meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Society

Questions? Call me (720)495-4949