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Happy Hour w/ Ross Kaminsky!

Liberty on the Rocks Denver hosts its second happy hour this Wednesday, July 25.

Join special guest Ross Kaminsky at our next liberty hour in Denver. Ross Kaminsky is a self-employed trader and investor and is a senior fellow of the Heartland Institute. He also hosts The Ross Kaminsky Show on 850 KOA.

As always, you can find us at Choppers Sports Grill in Cherry Creek. Stop by if you enjoy networking, good conversation and/or intellectual ammunition used to promote liberty and free markets.

Ross will give his brief discussion followed by Q & A around 7:30. Networking starts at 6!

When: Wednesday, July 25  from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers | 80 S. Madison Street, Denver

(Please note: This is off our regular schedule of the 1st and 3rd Wednesday due to the Independence Day holiday).

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Liberty Hour in Denver

Join fellow liberty advocates for food, cocktails and fun conversation this Wednesday night at Choppers in Cherry Creek!

MEETING ON THE PATIO + FREE APPETIZERS!!!! RSVP on Facebook!

Become part of discussions about capitalism, free markets, societies where no one rules with an iron fist – or whatever you feel like bringing up!

This week’s topic for discussion will be brought to us by our very own Patrick Kane, a recent high school graduate planning to make his way to George Mason University this fall where he will study philosophy.

Mr. Pat Kane of Liberty on The Rocks and the Open Government Institute of Colorado will be making a few short remarks regarding the mechanics of a stateless society in the American West. The information provided will be based off his senior thesis, which derived a large amount of research from the book, “The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier” by Terry Anderson and Peter Hill.

Read a review in the Freeman Online!

This Wednesday we will meet on the patio (rather than the back room), where Choppers will be providing us with FREE APPETIZERS while they last! So stop by early to grab some grub.

When: Wednesday, June 6 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers | 80 S. Madison
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Are There Limits to Privatization?

Join fellow liberty lovers on Wednesday, April 18 for social networking, cocktails and a lively discussion by Harris Kenny of The Reason Foundation on the topic of privatization.

Mr. Kenny will share research he has done to showcase the successful attempts at privatization, and will answer questions from the audience following his presentation. So get ready to push the envelope over the discussion of the ultimate question – what is the true role of government?

Plus! Stop by early between 6:30-7pm to participate in a new communications building exercise. We will be looking for volunteers willing to stand up and advocate for liberty (in the comfort of the bar of course!) – and we hope you will be one of them!

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers in Cherry Creek | 80 S. Madison

Happy Hour Specials
$5 Burger & Fries
1/2 off House Wine Until 6:30pm

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Denver HH: Are There Limits to Privatization?

Join fellow liberty lovers this Wednesday for social networking, cocktails and a lively discussion by Harris Kenny of The Reason Foundation on the topic of privatization.

Mr. Kenny will share research he has done to showcase the successful attempts at privatization, and will answer questions from the audience following his presentation. So get ready to push the envelope over the discussion of the ultimate question – what is the true role of government?

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers | 80 S. Madison in Denver

Plus! Stop in between 6:30-7pm to participate in a new communications building exercise. We will be looking for volunteers willing to stand up and advocate for liberty (in the comfort of the bar of course!) – and we hope you will be one of them!

Happy Hour Specials
$5 Burger & Fries
1/2 off House Wine Until 6:30pm

Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour: Discussing the Financial Crisis

Join fellow liberty enthusiasts this Wednesday night at Choppers Sports Grill for happy hour, networking, and a brief discussion about the economic recession and the economy.

We will be joined by special guest Brian Ochsner, a political activist with an extensive financial background. He will provide a short presentation on the topic: “What Caused The Financial/Economic Crisis… What We Can Do to Get Out of It… and How Liberty Activists Can Protect Themselves From an Economic Downturn.”

During this brief discussion, Brian will reveal the causes of the financial recession, and share his insights on the only two options currently available to the federal government to fix our economic problems; explaining which option is the best, and which one is the most dangerous (guess which option our government has taken?!). Finally, he will provide tips and strategies for what liberty-minded people can do to protect their wealth and weather this ‘perfect financial storm.’

When: Wednesday, February 1st from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver

Ring in the New Year with Liberty on the Rocks in Denver !

Get ready to start the new year off right with Liberty on the Rocks happy hour at Choppers in Cherry Creek! Join fellow liberty enthusiasts as we gather to toast to liberty and freedom, while sharing ideas and strategies for winning the war of ideas in 2012 and beyond.

We will also be joined by special guests Stephen Bailey and Anders Ingemarson, who will be delivering brief talks discussing some of Ayn Rand’s novels as part of the national Free Books for Teachers Project.

When: Wednesday, January 4 from 6-9 pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver
What: Happy Hour + Discussions on Ayn Rand!

Stop by any time between 6 and 9 pm to grab a drink, enjoy great conversation, and make new liberty-loving friends in Denver!

Specials:

$5 Burger & Fries
$1 off Dry Dock pints, $3 off Dry Dock Pitchers

Ayn Rand Book Talks
Mr. Bailey will be talking about Ayn Rand’s Anthem. The main them will
be how Anthem, although written before, is a logical sequel to Atlas
Shrugged and illustrates one, non-political and non-economic, thread common
to all of Ayn Rand’s works.

Mr. Ingemarson’s topic will be “Friends and Foes of Atlas Shrugged.” Based
on personal experience, Anders will discuss different responses to the
novel, if there is a way to predict an individual’s reaction to reading the
book, and how to use Atlas in your activism.

Join Professor John Cochrane @ LOTR (RR) in January!
LOTR (Red Rocks) will be kicking-off their 2012 Austrian Economics
programming with an “intro” segment on January 16, featuring Dr. John P.
Cochran, former Dean of the Business School and a current professor of
economics at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Dr. Cochran is a
Senior Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and is the co-author of The
Hayek-Keynes Debate: Lessons for Current Business Cycle Research. Additional
details about this distinguished speaker may be found here.

Campaign Finance & Free Speech + Beer = LOTR Happy Hour!

Join Liberty On the Rocks Denver for a spirited discussion of free speech in the context of Colorado’s campaign finance laws. Diana Hsieh and Ari Armstrong will discuss the nature of those laws and their adverse impact on the free speech rights of political activists. They’ll also review the proposed campaign finance rule changes to be discussed at a Dec. 15 hearing with Secretary of State Scott Gessler — including why you should support those changes and how you can do so.

We will kick things off at 6:15 with a short free market exercise and group discussion, followed by plenty of networking. We will hear from Ari and Diana around 7:15, after the 30-second soapbox.

Wednesday, Dec 7th, between 6-9 pm
Choppers Sports Grill, 80 S. Madison Street in Denver (back room)

Ari Armstrong publishes FreeColorado.com, coauthors a twice-monthly column for Grand Junction Free Press, and contributes regularly to The Objective Standard. Ari has also written articles for such publications as the Denver Post and Colorado Springs Gazette.

Diana Hsieh earned her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. Every Sunday, she hosts a weekly webcast applying philosophy to real life at http://PhilosophyInAction.com/. She also blogs at NoodleFood.

The True Environmental Impact of Rail Projects + Beer!

Converse and drink with fellow liberty enthusiasts on Wednesday, October 12 at Choppers Sports Grill in Cherry Creek from 7-9 pm!

Our special guest for this bonus happy hour will be Randal O’Toole of the CATO Institute, who will spend 10-15 minutes (followed by Q & A) discussing the harmful impact high speed rail has on the environment (despite claims that it is about “going green”).

When: Wednesday, October 12th (Bonus happy hour!) from 7-9 pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver, CO

***About Randal O’Toole***
Website: http://ti.org/antiplanner/

Mr. O’Toole is a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land, and transportation issues. He travels extensively and has spoken about free-market environmental issues in dozens of cities. In his book The Best-Laid Plans, O’Toole calls for repealing federal, state, and local planning laws and proposes reforms that can help solve social and environmental problems without heavy-handed government regulation.

O’Toole’s latest book is Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It, in which he presents a wide range of innovative ideas and policy recommendations for creating an effective transportation system.

LOTR Happy Hour with special guest Jude Sandvall!

Looking to meet and network with liberty-advocates in the Denver area? Wish you had others to discuss the recent S & P downgrade with, other than on Facebook threads? Then join us Wednesday, August 17 for Liberty on the Rocks happy hour! Anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Where: Choppers Sports Grill (back room) | 80 S. Madison Street, Denver
When: 6-9 PM on Wednesday, August 17

RSVP on Facebook!

Special Guest Jude Sandvall to briefly discuss: The Danger TIF (Tax-increment financing) Poses to Taxpayers

Mr. Sandvall is a local businessman and entrepreneur who has spent time researching TIF, and consequently has plenty to say about it as it relates to the new Aurora Economic Stimulus Plan (also known as the Gaylord Entertainment Deal). But it’s not just a danger to the people of Aurora, it’s something we must all be concerned about as it may be coming to a city near us! Read the below article by Randle O’Toole of CATO to get a better idea of the topic. It’s important, because it can easily affect YOU! So be sure to join us for this important discussion by Mr. Sandvall, which will be followed by Q & A and group discussion.

Crony Capitalism & Social Engineering: The Case Against TIF

Mock Debate: Should the government play a role in creating jobs and stimulating the economy?

Mr. Sandvall will join us early for our mock debate! So be sure to get to Choppers by 6:00 to hear Jude debate a “progressive” (quotations indicate they are just pretending!) on whether or not government should play a role in creating jobs. You can expect to walk away with some good talking points, and are also encouraged to share your own thoughts after the 15 minute debate.

Celebrate Freedom @ Your Local Tavern with Liberty On The Rocks!

Attention Liberty Enthusiasts and Lovers of Freedom:

Join Liberty on the Rocks tomorrow evening for a fun and informative night at Choppers Sports Grill in Cherry Creek. We’ve got lots of fun activities planned in addition to having plenty of social networking opportunities!

What: Mock Debate, Social Networking & Intro to Liberty Toastmasters
Where: Choppers Sports Grill (back room) | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver
When: Wednesday, June 1 from 6-9 PM

Mock Debate

Join us from 6-7 PM as we host our traditional mock debate. Our topic tomorrow will be “Should Grocery Stores be Allowed to Sell Full Strength Alcohol?”

This activity encourages us to act like progressives in order to test our abilities to communicate our ideals. It’s always hilarious to watch, in addition to being fun and educational. We always break down the arguments afterward, allowing the audience to provide their input as they sip on cold beverages and munch on great food!

LOTR Presents Liberty Toastmasters (LTM)!

Are you interested in becoming a better communicator when it comes to expressing your love for freedom? Do you believe that one-on-one conversations can be powerful, yet you need more practice discussing the issues in a well thought out manner? Then Liberty Toastmasters is for you!

This Wednesday, we will be joined by a few members of the Denver Tech Center Liberty Toastmasters group, who will be demonstrating one of the activities we participate in every other week: Table Topics.

Attendees will watch as current LTM members demonstrate the art of speaking off the cuff, in addition to having the chance to participate themselves. At this LOTR happy hour, you will learn more about what goes on at the LTM meetings, and will have a better sense for what it’s all about. That way, you can decide for yourself if you’d like to attend an actual meeting to learn more! Check out their website for more information on the club.

Specials

$5 Burger and Fries
$2.50 Bud and Bud Light

I hope to see you tomorrow night for our bi-monthly happy hour in Denver. Feel free to bring your friends!

Amanda J. Teresi
Liberty On The Rocks