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Harmful Effects of Green Energy

When our government picks winners and losers in energy… we all lose.

Join us on Friday, May 4th for a conversation about green energy in Colorado with Amy Oliver Cooke and Donovan Schafer of the Independence Institute.

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Throughout the discussion (which will be followed by Q & A) you will learn:

  • How we have turned against energy production in Colorado
  • Why “green” energy is unaffordable, unreliable and a danger to our way of life
  • How environmentalists view ‘fracking’ – and why they are wrong
  • How oil and gas are beneficial to our lives
  • How to talk to others about these issues effectively

We will also look at and discuss a few video clips from the following documentaries:

Gaslands (View Trailer Here: http://bit.ly/9oFdUz)
Spoiled (View Trailer Here: http://bit.ly/IpQID4)

Social Networking Reception 5:30-6:00
Presentation and Q & A 6-7:30

Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided for guests. Seating is limited. RSVP to amanda@libertyontherocks.org to reserve your space today!

Location: Independence Institute | 727 E. 16th Street in Denver

Fracking, Liberty and Speaking Freely!

Check out our upcoming events and plan to join us in March and April as we kick things up a notch with our County Commissioners discussing Hydro-fracking, then we’ll be Recognizing Liberty and questioning Congressional Candidate Robert Blaha plus enjoying special guest speaker Ann Barnhardt.

Milton Friedman and the Morality of Capitalism

A Food for Thought Luncheon –
Tom Palmer from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and Cato Institute speaking on “Milton Friedman and the Morality of Capitalism” drawing from his new book, The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You.
Cost $30, March 15th:11:30 to 1:00 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, register at http://events.SignUp4.net/tompalmer2012

Join the Bastiat Society

If you are not a member of the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs and you would like to be invited to future Bastiat Society events, you need to register (for free) and become a member by clicking here and entering your email address in the “Join the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs Email List”.

March 13th:
Hydro-fracking El Paso County
Commissioners Amy Lathen
& Peggy Littleton   Q & A
6pm @ D’Vine Wines
in Manitou

March 27th: Recognizing Liberty and Q&A with Congressional Candidate Robert Blaha 5:30pm @ the Dublin House

April 10th:
Guest Speaker: Ann Barnhardt
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

LOTR – Colorado Springs meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening.
For more info:email David Kelly david@libertyontherocks.org
or call 719.237.4598

Liberty on the Rocks is the place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles while enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers

The Enviro-Cult’s war on the poor.

I have often referred to the “Al Gore Cult of Global Warming.” The name is no longer appropriate. They have abandoned the “global warming” scam and now refer to it as “climate change.” Alas, changing the label on the snake oil does not change its contents.

They have also branched out. They are now against “fracking” for natural gas despite no evidence of groundwater contamination at all. They hysterically point to burning tap water, but that is caused by naturally occurring methane and not any man-made contamination. They never let science, however, get in the way of the horror story they are shilling.
“Look! There is an evil well put their by an oil and gas company! And look! This tap water is on fire! The evil, profit-seeking company HAS to be blamed! It is the evil, profit-seeking, soulless CORPORATION’S fault!”
Except it is not.
So, I will no longer refer to the “Al Gore Cult of Global Warming.” Henceforth, they are the “Enviro-Cult.” It is more inclusive. I think the progressives will appreciate my inclusiveness.
The Enviro-Cult must be distinguished from actual environmentalists, like Ducks Unlimited. DU actually cares about the environment and is not using it as pretext to push a socio-political movement.
The Enviro-Cult is waging a war on the poor. And they do not care. They oppose technology that makes energy cheaper. They support the subsidization of technology that makes energy more expensive. In the winter, rich folks will just write a bigger check for heating. Poor folks will just get cold.
And some of the old and frail will die.
But the Enviro-Cult does not care. When the collective well-being of the entire earth is more important than the individual, some individuals will be sacrificed. Sorry, grandma, but it’s for the good of the earth.
Then, as poor people freeze to death, the Enviro-Cult will kick in Phase II. They will publicly decry the deaths – conveniently leaving out that their policies caused them – and demand that the rich folks pay “their fair share” for the poor folks’ heat.
It is beautiful in its simplicity: Use the environment as a pretext for achieving purely political ends.









The Enviro-Cult’s war on the poor.

I have often referred to the “Al Gore Cult of Global Warming.” The name is no longer appropriate. They have abandoned the “global warming” scam and now refer to it as “climate change.” Alas, changing the label on the snake oil does not change its contents.

They have also branched out. They are now against “fracking” for natural gas despite no evidence of groundwater contamination at all. They hysterically point to burning tap water, but that is caused by naturally occurring methane and not any man-made contamination. They never let science, however, get in the way of the horror story they are shilling.
“Look! There is an evil well put their by an oil and gas company! And look! This tap water is on fire! The evil, profit-seeking company HAS to be blamed! It is the evil, profit-seeking, soulless CORPORATION’S fault!”
Except it is not.
So, I will no longer refer to the “Al Gore Cult of Global Warming.” Henceforth, they are the “Enviro-Cult.” It is more inclusive. I think the progressives will appreciate my inclusiveness.
The Enviro-Cult must be distinguished from actual environmentalists, like Ducks Unlimited. DU actually cares about the environment and is not using it as pretext to push a socio-political movement.
The Enviro-Cult is waging a war on the poor. And they do not care. They oppose technology that makes energy cheaper. They support the subsidization of technology that makes energy more expensive. In the winter, rich folks will just write a bigger check for heating. Poor folks will just get cold.
And some of the old and frail will die.
But the Enviro-Cult does not care. When the collective well-being of the entire earth is more important than the individual, some individuals will be sacrificed. Sorry, grandma, but it’s for the good of the earth.
Then, as poor people freeze to death, the Enviro-Cult will kick in Phase II. They will publicly decry the deaths – conveniently leaving out that their policies caused them – and demand that the rich folks pay “their fair share” for the poor folks’ heat.
It is beautiful in its simplicity: Use the environment as a pretext for achieving purely political ends.