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Round the World with Libertarians Weekly Calendar

6 Jul
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Egypt, Turkey, Brazil – all week – citizens protest government, leading Stalinist/Mercedes Marxist/British aristocrat Seamus Milne in the Guardian to complain that these tax serfs do not have an appropriate socialist ideology but are simply protesting government! The ruffians!  Janeane  Garofalo denounces Brazilian, Egyptian and Turkish protestors with anti-Obama signs as straight up cracker assed racists.


Moscow?  – all week –  Edward Snowden continues to expose the Obama surveillance state and make the Obama regime look like keystone cops.


Vancouver, Canada – Liberty on the Rocks

 St. Augustine’s.   2360 Commercial Drive


Washington, D.C.        

  • Russell Senate Office Building Room 385

    Instructions for the Building Entry:

    Due to sequester, it is recommended people enter through the Dirksen 24-hour entrance at 1st & C St NE. Once you enter the building and clear security (please do not bring any weapons or suspicious items) take the stairs to the basement and proceed to Russell. Any elevator will get you to the 3rd floor.
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    Club Mission:

    The mission of Liberty Toastmasters is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence, personal growth and the ability to communicate the ideas of liberty to others.


    Liberty Toastmasters was established in 2012. Our unique focus on the topic of liberty allows for a thoughtful discussion of ideas in addition to fulfilling the mission of our parent organization

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      • Chicago, Illinois.  

 Monday, July 8, 2013 7:00pm in CDT 
 The Grill on the Alley, 909 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 

 Come out and meet new friends and old friends at OCON 2013. There will be an Ohomos mixer at The Grill on the Alley, next door to the Westin Michigan Avenue where the conference will be taking place. We’d love to have you there. You do not have to be attending the conference to come to this event. If you live in the area please feel free to stop in and say hi. This will be a great opportunity to meet with other LGBT Objectivists and straight friends in a relaxed environment. See you there!


  • The DIONYSIUM presents a debate Tue., July 9th (8pm) on

    “Blurred Lines: Are Sex Roles Created More by Biology or Society?”


    Biology: DIANA FLEISCHMAN, Ph.D., senior lecturer in evolutionary psychology at the University of Portsmouth (and vegan blogger at


    Society: KELLY ANN BEAVERS, Ph.D. candidate in sociology/urban studies — sometimes studying Williamsburg (she’s also a yoga instructor and aspiring underwear model)

    And because Beavers is in the band BELLS AND HUNTERS (, we will also hear a song — possibly about love or gender roles.

    TODD SEAVEY moderates in typically-sensitive fashion.

    It’s all Tue., July 9 (8pm), at the MUCHMORE’S performance space/bar in Williamsburg, ground floor of 2 Havemeyer St. (corner of N. 9th St.), just three blocks east of the easily-reached first L stop into Brooklyn, Bedford Ave.


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  • Join the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation as we host our annual summer intern debate to discuss the topic: Is libertarianism or conservatism the better political philosophy?

    The event will be moderated by political strategist Nicole Neily. A reception will follow.

    This event is open to all students, interns, and young professionals. To reserve your seat, register here: The event will also be broadcast live online:

    Liberty and virtue are values that both conservatives and libertarians tout as components of their philosophies. Historically, disagreements about the definitions of and balance between liberty and virtue have taken a back seat to other more pressing conflicts, causing the distinct philosophies to often be lumped together. As times have changed, elements of the old “fusionism” alliance have dissolved, and new conflicts have emerged that impose a strain on the formerly functioning, though imperfect, ideological partnership.

    Recent policy issues have highlighted disagreements in areas such as the War on Drugs, national defense, welfare, immigration, marriage, foreign policy, and many others. These topics represent important reasons to discuss the similarities and the differences between the two worldviews.

    We invite you to a timely debate about the two philosophies and their associated policy applications, as interns from the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute go head-to-head to answer the perennial question: Is libertarianism or conservatism the better political philosophy?

Arlington, Virginia  

  • Plan ahead!! Our guest speaker will be Ilya Somin. Ilya is a Professor at GMU School of Law. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy. Somin currently serves as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, one of the country’s top-rated law and economics journals. His work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Critical Review, and others. He has also published articles in a variety of popular press outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Newark Star Ledger, Orlando Sentinel, South China Morning Post, Legal Times, National Law Journal and Reason. He has been quoted or interviewed by the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, and the Voice of America, among other media. In July 2009, he testified on property rights issues at the United States Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Somin writes regularly for the popular Volokh Conspiracy law and politics blog.

    Ilya’s topic for our meeting is the case for legalization and some of the ways in which public and elite opinion is changing on the subject (as well as the remaining opposition that still exists).

    Fellowship begins at 7:30pm, meeting is from 8-9pm, then we have plenty of time to socialize. Lots of Cannabis-friendly folks to meet with and get involved in moving Virginia in the right direction. All are welcome!! Invite your friends! 🙂

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  • Concord, New Hampshire.   

  •  Porcupine Pancakes