South Bay Liberty on the Rocks – Mountain View

Come join the kickoff of the re-established South Bay meetup for Liberty on the Rocks.
David Johnson, the South Bay chapter leader will be hosting a get together at the Tied House in Mountain View.

When:  Friday, May 20 – 7:00 pm

Where: Tied House

954 Villa Street

Mountain View, CA

Meet activists who are libertarians, conservatives and all other stripes over drinks.

Due to the location, we request that you RSVP for this meetup and let us know if you will be bringing additional guests. Please email David at to let him know if you can make it!

There will be one check for the entire group, with an additional 18% gratuity.

See you at the next meetup!

Bay Area Meets @ Beckett’s!

Come down to Beckett’s for a toast to Liberty!

Have some drinks, talk politics, learn more about liberty, meet activists, and have a good time!

This will be at our usual spot in the upstairs bar at Beckett’s Irish Pub in Berkeley!

2271 Shattuck 
Berkeley, CA

Liberty on the Rocks (South Bay/Peninsula) 11/13

It’s that time again. You may remember this venue from our July meetup. There is free parking available on the street and in a nearby parking garage.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


Friday, November 13, 2009
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Fibbar Magee’s
156 S. Murphy Ave
Sunnyvale, CA

South Bay Liberty on the Rocks (VENUE CHANGED)

This is a little different than past events as Sonoma Chicken Coop is a restaurant, but they do serve hard liquor, so it’s still “On the Rocks.” 😉

Please RSVP on the facebook group so that we can have an appropriate space!


Sonoma Chicken Coop
200 E. Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA

Bay Area Liberty on the Rocks

The folks from the Liberty on the Rocks Bay Area are currently looking for a venue to meet at inside of San Francisco.  If anyone has ideas on a good venue to meet please send an email to Theresa at

We had to postpone the August event to early September for two reasons.

1. We received many emails from a large number of our regular members who have schedule conflicts on the last two weekends in August and won’t be able to attend. In order to make it available to the maximum number of people in our group, we are pushing the event back until after the Labor Day holiday.

2. We were unable to locate an appropriate venue in San Francisco. The people planning the event are located in the South Bay and unfamiliar with the city. We didn’t get enough feedback from SF-ers to locate somewhere that would work, and internet research failed to produce a location that could reserve space for such a large group with no fee on a Friday night. In the event that we don’t get some feedback/help from someone in the city who can help us find a venue that meets our criteria, we are going to have to move this event to Berkeley.

I apologize for any inconvenience! Hope to see you all in September!



Seasteading 2009 Annual Conference

Where: Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109.

When: Monday, September 28th through Wednesday, September 30th

What: The second annual seasteading conference will provide an opportunity for seasteading enthusiasts and newcomers alike to learn, discuss, and explore the future of seasteading. The three-day conference will include social activities, talks and workshops, special TSI member events, and a unique seasteading strategic simulation.

To register and learn more visit their website.

Festival of Politics, Community, and Art

The Seasteading Institute Announces the First Annual

Ephemerisle Festival of Politics, Community, and Art

The Seasteading Institute is excited to announce that public registration is open for the first annual Ephemerisle Festival, being held October 2-4, 2009 in the Sacramento River Delta. Ephemerisle is a floating festival of politics, community, and art in celebration of political freedom and diversity. Opportunities to connect, learn, and play will abound: there will be music, dance, open mic performances, and even classes on how to build your own floating platform.

Ephemerisle will not be a spectator event, though there will be plenty to see. Participants will shape the festival’s very foundation by bringing their boats, rafts and unique homebuilt floating structures to expand the event’s central platform. They will also bring their own art, activities, and ideas to shape the Ephemerisle experience.

This event has been over 8 years in the making. Back in 2001, tired of people talking about alternative social systems instead of trying them out, TSI’s founder Patri Friedman envisioned a floating festival in international waters. Participants would gather to temporarily live their own utopian visions, and return enriched and inspired to turn those dreams into real societies. In 2009, this dream will finally become a reality.

Ephemerisle will provide a fun and innovative venue for the public to get their first taste of seasteading. We intend to stretch Ephemerisle every year, growing it in size and duration, and also moving it further and further out towards international waters, until it becomes a de facto seastead city. We aren’t content to simply dream of a freer world: we want to live it! This will be a long process — but it starts this October.

To learn more about Ephemerisle and how to get involved please visit:

South Bay Liberty on the Rocks – Friday, July 24 in Sunnyvale

Bay Area Liberty on the Rocks Group

Bay Area Liberty on the Rocks is an informal social group whose purpose is to work to educate and connect all liberty-lovers in the nine county Bay Area through social activities such as drinking at bars/other fine establishments.

We are open to liberty-lovers of all stripes. It doesn’t matter what political party you registered or didn’t register under, if you voted or didn’t. You can be an anarcho-capitalist, a communitarian-libertarian, a Chicago-schoolite…

Group Photo South Bay Liberty on the Rocks
Friday, July 24, 2009 at 7:00PMCome join other Bay area Liberty lovers for drinks and conversation!

This month’s event will be held at Fibbar MaGee’s Irish Pub in Sunnyvale, the same place we had our January 23 event, for those of you who were there. It’s very close to Caltrain, and there is plenty of parking nearby for those who choose to drive.

Walking directions to 156 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 from Sunnyvale Caltrain Station
410 ft – about 1 min

Sunnyvale Caltrain station

1. Head southeast on W Evelyn Ave toward S Murphy Ave 66 ft
2. Turn right at S Murphy Ave 344 ft

156 S Murphy Ave

See the full event details, including location, at

Great slideshow on tax economics

This was the grand prize winner of the Slideshare/Fuze slide storytelling contest. Thought it was a good lesson on tax policies and unintended consequences.

East Bay Liberty on the Rocks: Friday, June 26 at Berkeley

Okay, I just got a call from Jun Dam, who will be hosting the East Bay event this month. It seems that Walnut Creek will be a more central location for those of you that are in the East Bay. At least this is his hypothesis based on conversations with people at our events.

The June 26 event will now be held at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek, CA

1410 Locust Street

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 946-1520

Remember to bring a liberty-minded friend with you to the event! Look forward to catching up with y’all on the East Side. :)

There will be a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY to those of you that make it to this event. It’s a secret, so you’ll have to come to find out what it is.

Please post in comments if you’ll be driving there, need a ride, where you’ll be coming from, etc.

On Facebook we already have a request for a ride from the South Bay.