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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Libertarian calendar for February 2016

February 13
Dallas, TX

Libertarian Party meetup
6:00 pm


Ed Paul Wuensch, Retired Psychotherapist, will discuss how the system of checks and balances and separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution effectively guarantees paralysis. He will show that whether a candidate of the right or the left is elected president this year, the chances of getting his or her agenda passed are slim. Instead, the likely result will be the gridlock we have come to know and suffer with. It is a system designed to inhibit change.

http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org/2.html
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February 13
Indianapolis, Indiana

Libertarian Party meetup


Gather in the private room upstairs inside Shallo's with the Libertarian Party of Johnson County. Feel free to order food and beverages as you desire while we conduct a very short business meeting and plan for 2016. The rest of the afternoon will be a meet and greet and social event. Children, family, and friends are welcome. 

Tentative Agenda:
4:15 to 4:45 - LPJoCo Business Meeting
4:45 to 5:00 - 2016 Planning Session: Recruiting for candidates, volunteers for county and city council attendees, Volunteers for Police Body Cam Drive.

Located in: Shoppes At County Line
Address: 8811 Hardegan St, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone:(317) 882-7997

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February 14
Dallas, TX

Libertarian Trivia
7:30 pm

First place! We can do it again. Join us for trivia, food, drink, politics and fun - Sunday at Trinity Hall!

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February 16
London, UK

The moral theory of Adam Smith by David McDonagh
7:30 pm

Institute of Education
Russell Square
Thornhaugh Street

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February 18-21
Manchester, NH

Liberty Forum
Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street

Featuring Edward Snowden, Scott Sumner, William Ruger, Nadine Strossen, Lyn Ulbricht, NH liberty activists & many more. Across the three days of the conference, we will feature speeches, workshops, and networking opportunities highlighting new ideas, innovative entrepreneurship, and effective activism. We will also pack the weekend with opportunities to learn more about the Granite State and the work Free State Project participants are doing to advance liberty in New Hampshire and beyond.  Find out more about the conference and get your tickets today at NHLibertyForum.com. Check out our schedule at http://nhlibertyforum2016.sched.org/Don’t forget to register as a VIP for liberty-themed swag, access to the VIP & sponsors lounge, a Liberty Forum shirt and other special perks.

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February 26
Washington, DC

Second Annual World's Largest Libertarian LGBT Dance

Last February, we were the talk of the Town (literally). This February, we'll be back invading DC's hottest dance club for another night of fun with your favorite LGBT libertarians and allies. Join us on the first night of the 2016 International Students For Liberty Conference.

HERE'S THE PLAN:
9:30 PM — We'll congregate at the lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park after the opening social for the ISFLC officially ends.
9:45 PM — We'll depart. Town is only 10 minutes away via Uber or 20-30 via Metro (From the Woodly Park station, take the Red line towards Glenmont, transfer at Gallery Pl-Chinatown to the Green/Yellow line towards Greenbelt, get of at U St)
10:00 PM — We'll enter the club ($10 cover for 21+, $12 for 18-21).
10:30 PM — The drag show begins! Grab a drank and enjoy the entertainment.
11:00 PM — We'll dance the night away! A quieter side room is also available for those late-night libertarian debates.

TAKE NOTE:
—Town is 18+ on Friday night, so those of you who aren't quite of drinking age can still enjoy the fun!
—Although this is branded as an LGBT event, Town is totally inclusive to anyone and everyone who is gay friendly. You don't need to be queer to enjoy the cheer!
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February 26-28
Washington, DC

International Students for Liberty Conference
Marriott Wardman Hotel
2600 Woodley Road NW

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Things are really starting to come together for February! We’ve just confirmed that North Korean dissident and human rights activist Yeonmi Park will be joining us to tell her story.
Since escaping North Korea in 2007, Yeonmi has spoken around the world about her experience and vision for a freer world. If you’re not familiar with it yet, her story is now immortalized in her recently-released autobiography In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom. We’re more than ecstatic that she’ll be joining us for ISFLC16.
For just four more days, you can register to take part in what’s shaping up to be the best ISFLC yet for only $25. Prices will increase after October 31st to $35 for non-students (and will increase by $10 for each month after), so make sure to register before then to take advantage of the early-bird rates!


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

As vote nears, a more radical Trump emerges

Byron York: As vote nears, a more radical Trump emerges: PLYMOUTH, N.H. — The loudspeakers blasted the Beatles' Revolution when Donald Trump took the stage at Plymouth State University on the Sunday before the New Hampshire primary. It's a new choice for Trump, and it doesn't matter that the lyrics suggest caution; the title seems to increasingly fit the shattering of Republican political orthodoxy Trump is promising should he win the White House.
In a nearly one-hour speech, Trump railed against pharmaceutical companies. He railed against oil companies. And insurance companies. And defense contractors. And he set himself against a political system that he said allows big-money corporate bloodsuckers to control the government with campaign contributions.
Whether it's the insurance companies, or the drug companies, or the oil companies, it's all the same thing, Trump said. We're never going to get our country back if we keep doing this.

New Hampshire's 'Liberty Wing' Shifts to Ted Cruz

New Hampshire's 'Liberty Wing' Shifts to Ted Cruz

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Libertarian calendar for March 2016

March 10
Arlington, VA

Intern Workshop

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: LI's Steven P.J. Wood Building at the Clarendon metro (orange line)
Cost: Free (includes lunch)
 
Sign Up Today

Following the workshop, put your new networking skills to the test and join your fellow interns, including Leadership Institute interns, at a networking Happy Hour and Debate Watch Party at Hard Times Café.

During this workshop, you will learn to:
  • stand out in your office
  • edit your resume effectively
  • transition from your internship to full-time employment
  • interview with confidence
This training is the perfect opportunity for you to network with young professionals and meet established professionals in Washington, DC.

Your internship is more than getting coffee and filing papers.  Your internship is about seeking out opportunities and accepting opportunities -- all while enjoying what Washington, DC has to offer.  Space is limited, so register here to reserve your spot.

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March 15
London, UK

Millian liberalism and extreme pornography
Nick Cowan
Libertarian Alliance

We now meet on the third Tuesday of the month at
7.30pm at The Institute of Education, just off 
Russell Square – next to the student bar, Room S13, 
Thornhaugh Street, London

“Millian Liberalism and extreme pornography” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12238/abstract
The speaker has background articles on
Backlash: http://www.backlash-uk.org.uk/
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Libertarians and friends on Campaign 2016

Now that Senator Rand Paul has left the stage and Congressman Ron Paul has recommended voting Libertarian, what are the libertarians saying about Campaign 2016?

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Ben Kissel

If Donald Trump's hair sees its shadow we have 6 more weeks of winter ‪#‎GOPDebate‬ ‪#‎GroundhogDay‬

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Zuri Davis
Arlington, VA· 

 "Without eminent domain, who would steal old lady's houses? It's SO great!" 

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Daniel Lin
Washington, D.C..

Early Iowa results

REP
29% Punchable Face
25% Solid Gold Dumpster Fire
21% Tracy Flick

DEM
51% Pending Indictment
49% Venezuela

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It's very cruel for people to joke about a Rubiobot having glitches; it got foam in its gears.
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Zuri Davis
Arlington, VA· 
Lord help us. Other Republican candidates trying to talk about criminal justice reform was the saddest thing I've witnessed all night. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬
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Martin Avila


Back on Ron Paul's 2007 campaign we had sign wavers and launched our first moneybomb to fund some office furniture. $40k so Jeff Frazee & Jonathan Bydlak could have chairs. 
Clearly 2016 was tough, but we've come so far since then.
First, thank you Rand Paul and your family for sacrificing everything and putting yourself through a grueling two and a half+ years. Without you and your incredible campaign we wouldn't be where we are today -- Doug Stafford, Chip, Vincent Harris, AJ Spiker.
We gained thousands of dedicated new volunteers, even with other candidates talking about some of the same ideas. 
We raised huge sums of money and had a SuperPAC spearheaded by Jeff FrazeeEdward KingMatt Kibbe, & Terry Kibbe(I was honored to be your CTO). 
Moving forward, there's tremendous upside.
There is a huge and growing youth movement in Young Americans for Libertyand Students For Liberty
Rand not only got congressional endorsements from Rep. Mick MulvaneyRep. Raúl R. LabradorCynthia Lummis but have them campaigning on the ground for our ideas - Justin AmashCongressman Thomas Massie
We've got an entire House Freedom Caucus.
We've redefined media -- now outlets cover our story better than ever. Thank you RareJack HunterJulie Borowski and Corie W. Stephens
So look on the bright side. We're on it. In 9 years we've come a long way -- and we're just getting started.
Thanks for fighting, not just for people, but for the ideas, however you are doing it:
Now, what's next, and how can I help you?

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Terry Michael
Washington, D.C.
"Citizens United" and Super PACs: voters don't give a damn!
I am a libertarian Democrat (about six of us) but also an admirer of Bernie Sanders. He's against elective wars, pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and opposed to Big war profiteers, Big investment banks and the criminal enterprise known as Big Pharma.
But Bernie loses me when he rails against billionaires buying elections with their Super PACs. The reality is that strong message, which Bernie has, always trumps (pardon that word) big money. Money follows message, as Bernie has proved with his millions of small donors.
Countless elections have been lost by candidates who exponentially outspend their opponents.
A First Amendment purist, I am willing for anyone to use or mis-use his or her money to try to send messages, no matter how good or how bad I may find them. I'll let the voters decide.
And I predict Big Message (Bernie's) will beat Big Ambition (TheClintons.)
So Bernie, enough with the billionaire babble, and Super PACs and Koch Bros. nonsense. Stop the "process liberalism" focus, and talk about things that really matter to Americans, like ending American imperialism, easing the burden of student loans, stopping the criminal activity of Big Pharma, halting Big Bank abuses, and ceasing the War on Drugs on Us !!!!
cc: Nick GillespieTad DevineDan BalzRoger SimonNorman OrnsteinChuck Todd
P.S. That doesn't mean you can't remind voters of the influence of Goldman Sachs on TheClintons. But take your campaign to the next level. Stop the billionaire baloney, with which you risk becoming a caricature of yourself, and reach persuadable Democrats and especially independents on the above problems.
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Sarah A. Harvard shared Washington Post's video.

This is the MOST awkward thing I have ever seen. They can't even get out on stage correctly and are trying to vie for a position to rule a nation.

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Walter Olson
Frederick, Maryland
Joe Arpaio endorsed Trump yesterday and Tony Perkins endorsed Cruz, so Rubio is going to need a really terrible endorsement to keep up. And over on the Democratic side, what with Michael Moore having endorsed Sanders and Noam Chomsky endorsed Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley is looking like the poor guy left without a date for the Awfulness Ball.
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Corie W. Stephens

Hillary Clinton is a uniquely unlikable politician. And she proved why more so than ever during a CNN town hall hosted by Anderson Cooper this week. 
She said that when she accepted $675,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs, she thought she wasn't going to run for president again. That's BS you can smell from a mile away. 
Clinton also had a ridiculous but amusing reaction to hearing how much she lost young people by in Iowa. She really shows how out of touch she is nearlyany time she opens her mouth.
Clinton's going to lose New Hampshire. And she's going to lose it big time. Question is, will that momentum carry into Super Tuesday? Conventional wisdom has been that she'll win the south. But new polls are starting to show that's no longer a guarantee. 
My latest at Rare Politics.
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Debate grades:
Jeb - A
Christie - A-
Trump - B
Kasich - B-
Cruz - C
Carson - D
Rubio - F
For the record I am leaning towards voting for Rubio and would NEVER vote for Christie but we have to be honest - Marco had a terrible night and Christie had a good one. Side note: where has this Jeb been?
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Ben Kissel

Cruz talking about how tough he is on National defense sounds like a closeted gay dude talking about how hard he bangs chicks ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Falling asleep in front of the TV

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