Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday's recommended reading

Hillary larceny exposes continue New York Times

And more Hillary National Journal

Gays Accused Of Age Discrimination; Maybe They Will Do a Kick Starter?

Impulse Group Accused Of Age Discrimination | Local | News | SFGN Articles



This week's howlingly moronic attacks on libertarians

Larouche-type kookies on libertarians on the Ukraine GlobalResearch

Less stupid than the usual anti-Ayn Rand piece TheConversation

Rand Paul used a trademarked word in common parlance AddledDisinfo

Libertarian calendar for May

May 1 - 2
Ohio Libertarian Party Convention
May 2
Potomac Falls, VA

Libertarian Party of Loudoun County, VA
12:30 PM

Cascades Library,
21030 Whitfield Place

May 2
Fort Worth, TX

Volunteers for LP Booth @ Global Marijuana March

  •  to 
  • Mambo's Tapas Cantina

    1010 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX (map)
  • Looking for volunteers to man the LP booth at an upcoming DFW NORML event. There are 2.2K people RSVP'd on Facebook and about that many showed up for the same event last year. Also, LP's own Rocky Palmquist will be one of the speakers again this year. This is a great opportunity for LP to reach a group of folks that are already politically active and educate them about other liberty issues. I'm hoping for at least 2 volunteers to be on hand at any given time. I've worked several NORML events in the past and the LP tent is always a popular place! 
    Suggested Timeslots
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Includes set up)
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (includes packing up)
    Almost forgot! Last year, water was hard to come by. If you'd be interested in donating water, canned soda, etc. that'd be awesome too!
    For additional info on speakers and the event, see the Facebook event

May 2-3
Ultimo, New South Wales

Australian Libertarian Society conference

We are delighted to announce that the 3rd ALS Friedman Conference will be held on the 2-3rd of May 2015 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney.

We are very pleased to announce that we will have GoRemy (Remy Munasifi) fly over from the USA to speak and sing, and also David Leyonhjelm - Liberal Democrats Senator NSW joining us again to speak about his first year in parliament.

We will also be joined by the architect of higher education reform -- Andrew Norton from the Grattan Institute, and one of Australia's foremost constitutional and legal experts, Professor Jim Allen from the University of Queensland. More speakers to be announced over the coming months.


The Friedman Conference is hosted by the Australian Libertarian Society in conjunction with The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance.

Confirmed Speakers:     Remy Munasifi.    Senator David Leyonhjelm.    Andrew Norton (Grattan Institute).    Prof Jim Allan (University of Queensland).    Keith Kendell (La Trobe University).    Terry Barnes (Cormorant Policy Advice).    Tim Wilson (Australian Human Rights Commissioner)

May 12
Philadelphia, PA

Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour

May 27
Washington DC

America's Future Foundation Gala


Friday, May 29, - Saturday, May 31
California-Nevada Libertarian Party joint convention

Libertarian calendar for April 2015

April 24 - 26
Colorado and
Oregon Libertarian Party conventions
April 25
Los Angeles, CA

Young Americans for Liberty

  • 9:00am - 7:00pm in PDT
    5 days from now

  • UCLA - The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium 308 Charles E Young Dr. N Los Angeles, CA 90024
We are proud to announce our keynote speaker: Actor, Producer, and Screenwriter VINCE VAUGHN. Register today before it fills up - we only have room fro 250!

Join us for a one of a kind day-long training and networking event designed to build stronger state cooperation, improve our activists' effectiveness, and bring liberty to EVERY college campus.

Connect with local leaders, and find job opportunities you never knew existed, and watch an incredible line up of speakers bring the fight for liberty to Los Angeles.

Registration is FREE for YAL members, or you can join YAL for $10, and get a free t-shirt to go along with it!
Register here: http://www.yaliberty.org/convention/state/2015/ca]

Your ticket includes a free lunch, expert training, a tote bag of free materials, a one day Free Speech Workshop on Sunday the 26th, a hotel room and meals, and the chance to network with the brightest minds in our movement.

Register for the free speech workshop here:

April 25
New York and
Wisconsin Libertarian Party conventions

April 26
Dallas, TX

LP Marketing Committee Meeting

  •  to 
  • Valley Ranch Library

    401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX (map)
  • Making progress! Our petition drive details are framed with action items; our articles are getting published; and we are moving forward with event promotions. Come and see what YOU can do for liberty.

April 28
New York, NY

  • 7:00 PM
  • One Star Bar

    147 W 24th Street (between 6/7), New York, NY (map)
  • Come have a drink with us and talk about liberty with (sometimes not so) like-minded individuals. No speakers, no agenda. We'll be in the back as usual.

April 28
Hauppauge, NY

Suffolk County Libertarian Party

  • 7:00 PM to 
  • Hauppauge Palace Diner

    525 Smithtown Bypass, Hauppauge, NY (map)
  • Agenda: Meet the new officers elected at the 2015 Convention: Michael McDermott - Chair, Robert Schuon - 1st Vice Chair, Barry Loberfeld - 2nd Vice Chair, Gene Farmer - Treasurer and Pam Tangredi - Secretary.
    Robert Schuon will be giving his lecture on Austrian Economics

April 30
Washington DC
Open Borders. 
Open Trade. 
Open Source. 
Open Carry. 
Open Marriage. 
Open Government. 
Come celebrate Reason's June issue, which hits newsstands later this month. Belly up to our open bar—courtesy of the Distilled Spirits Council—and drink to the ways that increased openness makes the world more free, more fair, and more fun. 
What: Reason’s Open Party! Open House, Open Issue, Open Bar,
When: Thursday, April 30th , 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Reason DC 1747 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Please RSVP to Jordan King at jordan.king@reason.org or 860-395-9710 by Monday, April 27. See you on April 30!


The Age of Cryptocurrency

A new book, The Age of CryptoCurrency, on bitcoin and other crypto-currencies by mainstream journalists Paul Vigna and Michael Casey, who began their research thinking bitcoin was a scam.

Here is some very bad quality video of a talk and Q&A they gave this April before the Consumer Research group (turn up your audio).

Bitcoin - New book pt 2
Posted by Bruce P. Majors on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Falling asleep in front of the TV


Andy Bakker for Delegate

Andy Bakker for Delegate