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Libertarian calendar for June 2016

28 Jun
June 28
New York, NY

Liberty Happy Hour

    • 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel

687 Lexington Ave, New YorkNY (map)

 

  • When: 4th Tuesday of every month. 7-10pm
    Where: Fitzpatrick Hotel Bar (687 Lexington Avenue btwn 56th/57th – Manhattan, NY)
    Description
    Come share a drink (pub-grub, too) with like-minded Libertarians . . . Monthly, the 4th Tuesday at 7pm, we gather at the Fitzpatrick Hotel bar, 687 Lexington Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets

 

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June 28
Washington, DC

DC Blockchain Users Group (Bitcoin & Beyond)

 

6:00 PM
Chinatown WeWork
718 7th Street NW
Washington, DC

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June 29
Washington, DC

Pride Social
7 pm

  • The Chastleton

    1701 16th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Libertarian candidates Bruce Majors and MArtin Moulton will attend

Come celebrate the end of LGBT Pride Month here in the nation’s capital with the local Log Cabin Republicans in the Chastleton Ballroom!

The Ballroom will have some snacks, an open bar, and a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends or make new ones. No matter how dark the night or how wicked our enemies, we will keep fighting, living, and loving.

All are welcome!

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June 22
Gary Johnson CNN Townhall

Debate watching parties around the country including:

Montgomery, AL
7 pm

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Sinclairs East

7847 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, Alabama 36116


Buzzards Bay, MA
8 pm


Little Rock, AR
7:45 pm

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American Pie Pizza

4830 N Hills Blvd, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116

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Arlington, Virginia
9 pm

Hard Times Cafe
Clarendon Metro

Dallas, TX
7:45 pm

9405 Ruidosa Trl, Irving, TX 75063-4644, United States


Omaha. NE
7:45 pm

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Library Pub

5142 N 90th St, Omaha, Nebraska 68134


Las Vegas, NV
5:30 pm

The Phoenix Bar & Lounge

4213 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

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June 29
Washington, DC

Reforming the USPS
Cato Institute
Rayburn House office building B-369
Noon

The U.S. Postal Service has lost more than $50 billion since 2007 as mail volume has plummeted. House and Senate committees are working on legislation to stem the losses, and a stamp price hike is in the mix. Meanwhile, many European nations have reinvigorated their postal systems by privatizing them and opening them to competition.

What challenges does the USPS face, and what changes are being considered by Congress? Should the USPS be moved to the private sector, and should entrepreneurs be allowed to compete?

Join our distinguished panel of experts—James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute; and Chris Edwards, Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute; and Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute—to hear about the postal deficit crisis and ideas for major reforms.

REGISTER: http://www.cato.org/events/reforming-us-postal-service

If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch it live online atwww.cato.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.

John Hospers anniversary for gay pride month – first gay candidate to receive an Electoral College vote

8 Jun

John Hospers, an academic philosopher and author on aesthetics, was the first Libertarian Party candidate for president in 1972.

Though the Libertarians were on very few ballots he received an Electoral College vote, becoming the first openly gay man (by 1972 standards anyway) to do so.  His running mate, Tonie Nathan, became the first Jewish American and the first woman to receive an Electoral College vote as well.

Gay Pride Brunch!

8 Jun

Is Sperm the New Superfood?

That might sound unusual, but scientists recently discovered that it’s actually a pretty handy dietary supplement — it has as many nutrients as a protein shake.

HEALTH HEADLINES


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Is Sperm the New Superfood?

Carolyn Buchanan | Posted: June 6, 2013

southern bottletail squid

What provides plenty of protein and minerals and is easy to come by wherever there are men? Why, semen, of course!
In fact, it’s a pretty handy dietary supplement for perpetuating the species: Imagine being pregnant in a time or place when resources are scarce — how could you provide nourishment in utero? A daily dose of seminal fluid saves the day!
It sounds strange, but that’s what scientists recently discovered a particular species of female squid is doing. The southern bottletail squid, found around the Spencer Gulf in South Australia, bulks up on male squid ejaculate. According to new research from Monash University in Australia, female squids swallow male semen as a means of delivering nutrients to aid in the growth of their unfertilized eggs.
But as it turns out, the practice undermines the male squid. He has limited semen and his biological mission is to reproduce, so any ejaculate that the female consumes is a lost mating opportunity. “If a male produces an ejaculate that isn’t able to successfully compete in the egg fertilization race, he is essentially an evolutionary dead end,” researcher Benjamin Wegener explained.
Hmmm… it seems consumption of semen is not only nutritious, it could be considered amethod of birth control in a sense. And, it’s free.
Speaking of nutritious: Did you know that the average human ejaculation (3.4 mL) contains approximately the same amount of protein as the white of an egg? It also has trace amounts of nutrients including zinc, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B12. According to the Huffington Post, it actually has as many nutrients as a protein shake! (Of course, there are minor variations among individual donors.)
In fact, the researchers above wonder if semen sampling may be a method of selecting one’s mate, and have more questions to explore. “Are females using males as a food source or as a means to assess the quality of her partners? Are males even capable of using this feeding behavior to manipulate female reproduction? Hopefully future discoveries will uncover the answers,” Wegener said.
In the meantime, we’re not suggesting that humans consume semen — it’s simply interesting to note that the substance is practically a superfood!

Join Us at DC Gay Pride Sunday

12 Jun

Join Us at DC Gay Pride Sunday


Libertarian Table at Capitol Pride Day (Gay Pride)

Sunday, June 12, 2011
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM



Pennsylvania Avenue @ 6th Street NW Washington, DC







Large summer festival that many people attend (not just gays). People from DC-VA-MD and other states. Prospective area candidates feel free to work the table. Also representatives of Paul or Johnson.Edit
How to find us: We will have table R-18. There will be Pride Guides with a map there. Or you can view or print this PDF of the tables. We are basically very near the entrance on the west side of the event, and on the north side of the Avenue, if I read this correctly:


http://www.capitalpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Festival-Layout-Jun-10-2011-1600h-1.2.pdf
If you have ended up at some point with relevant brochures etc in your closet feel free to bring them. We should have a large poster of “the world’s smallest political quiz” for people to take.