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Happy Hour: How Gov’t Can Seize Your Property

How do we stop something we know nothing about? Answer: we don’t!

Stop by our next LOTR happy hour in Denver for plenty of networking, great conversation and good drink specials (till 6:30). We will be joined by featured guest Eapen Thampy, the Executive Director of Americans for Forfeiture Reform. We’ll hear a brief discussion from Eapen around 7:15pm. Networking and happy hour starts at 6!

Mr. Thampy hails from Columbia, MO, where he founded his organization in 2010. Previously, Eapen studied economics and mathematics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in the wine industry.

When: Wednesday, August 15 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison St., Denver

RSVP on Facebook!

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What is Asset Forfeiture?

Asset forfeiture laws allow American state and federal law enforcement agencies extraordinary powers to raise revenues through the seizure of private property.

As federal and state criminal and civil laws multiply and are enforced by ever-growing bureaucracies, asset forfeiture has come to represent the most serious assault on the right to private property in the U.S. today, and is implicated in a number of serious issues of law and governance, including the federalization and militarization of domestic law enforcement, the emergence of de facto private prosecution, the existence of the War on Drugs, and the emerging regulatory burden faced by businesses operating in the United States and abroad.

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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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

Free Market Happy Hour Activity + Immigration Discussion

Join us tomorrow night for another Liberty on the Rocks happy hour!

LOTR is THE place to network, make new friends and learn of opportunities to become informed or involved. This week we will kick things off with a 15-20 minute game that will not only be entertaining, but a great lesson in economics and free trade! We will also be joined by special guest Anders Ingemarson who immigrated to the United States from Europe in 1994, becoming an American citizen in 2002. He will discuss his perspective on the topic of immigration, and why he believes it is an extremely important topic to consider.

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 6-9 pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver
What: Free Market Activities + Immigration + Beer!

So bring your family and friends and come on out to celebrate liberty with your free market friends! RSVP on Facebook.

Specials:
$5 Burger & Fries

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LOTR 2011 Christmas Party & Fundraiser!

Where can you enjoy a tasty alcoholic beverage while discussing liberty and politics with others? Or sing Christmas karaoke with liberty activists, elected officials and good friends? Or receive a gift from a stranger? All while supporting free market education?

When: Friday, December 16 from 6-9 PM
Where: Colorado Automobile Dealers Association | 290 E. Speer Boulevard in Denver

At the Liberty on the Rocks Christmas party – that’s where! So mark your calendars for another great event at CADA, where you can celebrate freedom while enjoying great food, conversation and time with your friends. And who can forget the chance to talk politics *and* sing karaoke?

We will have secret Santa gift giving – where anyone bringing a gift will get one in return! In addition to great food, karaoke, a cash bar and plenty of others to mingle with. There will also be cake to celebrate the upcoming third anniversary of Liberty on the Rocks.

Admission is $15, and includes one drink ticket, complimentary snacks and a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time (on the right-hand side of the website) or at the door. Or click on this link to purchase tickets.

Support Free Market Education

All proceeds go to support the Liberty on the Rocks Free Market Education Project, which aims to distribute free market literature and information to hundreds of people across the country through local networks. Materials to be dispersed include: brochures and fliers from think tanks and organizations throughout the nation; copies of The Great Myths of the Great Depression by Larry Reed; copies of Why Austrian Economics Matters from the Ludwig Von Mises Institute; Ayn Rand samplers; and copies of The Law by Frederic Bastiat.

We hope to see you there. Be sure to bring your secret Santa gift (optional), your appetite for good food and your karaoke singing voice!

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Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour: Discussing Immigration

Are you looking to meet others in Denver who view capitalism and free trade positively? Do you like chatting about politics with others over a cold beer and a good burger? Then Liberty on the Rocks happy hour is calling your name!

Join us on Wednesday night, November 16 from 6-9 pm at Choppers Sports Grill to make new friends, enjoy conversation and hear about pertinent topics related to free markets and liberty.

ACTIVITY NIGHT! Why Does Free Trade Work So Well?

We are excited to announce that all willing attendees will be participating in a 15-20 minute game this Wednesday, that will not only be entertaining, but a great lesson in economics as well!

Special Guest – Anders Ingemarson discussing the topic: “A Nation of Immigrants”

We will be joined this week by Anders, who is himself an immigrant to America. He will share his viewpoint on the immigration issue, and why the topic is very much related to liberty and freedom.

Specials:

$5 Burger and Fries

More about Mr. Ingemarson:

Anders Ingemarson is American by choice. He immigrated to the United States from Europe in 1994 and became an American citizen in 2002.

Anders has been an information technology specialist for the past 10 years. As a citizen activist, Anders is a staunch champion of liberty, individual rights and Capitalism. He is a graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, a member the Colorado Front Range Objectivist community and a supporter of the Ayn Rand Institute.

As a speaker, Anders applies the principles of liberty, individual rights, and Capitalism to a wide range of subjects such as education, foreign policy, American Exceptionalism, and immigration, while drawing on his international background to provide insights into the differences between European and American thinking.

Anders received his BA in Finance, Economics and Management from Stockholm School of Economics, and an M Ed in Montessori Education from Loyola College in Maryland.

Happy Hour with Colorado’s Free Market Media Moguls!

Join Liberty on the Rocks this Wednesday night for happy hour, political conversation and networking with the “who’s who” in the free market blog and alternative media movement in Colorado! RSVP on Facebook or via email here: Click here to RSVP

Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street, Denver CO

FREE APPETIZERS PROVIDED BY PPC  (while they last!)

Todd Shepherd | www.CompleteColorado.com

Our featured guest of the night will be Todd Shepherd of the Independence Institute and CompleteColorado.com. Mr. Shepherd currently works as an investigative reporter for the Institute (meaning he has lots of juicy stories to share!), where he has broken numerous stories. Todd has also been awarded the Edward R. Murrow award a total of three times throughout his 6-year reporting career!

The People’s Press Collective Turns 3!

Celebrate with the founders and fellow bloggers of the People’s Press Collective on what will be the organizations third birthday! Michael Sandoval and Tom James are two original LOTR members who hope to share their media-related wisdom with those in attendance on Wednesday night. We will also be joined by Ari Armstrong of FreeColorado.com and Justin Longo of The Cauldron and CompleteColorado.com.

Want to learn more about blogging? Want to get involved in the fight for liberty as a writer? Then you don’t want to miss happy hour this Wednesday night!

The folks from the PPC will also be providing a few free appetizers (while they last), so come early and bring your friends!

Happy Hour, Special Guest & V-Day Cards for Capitalism!

Liberty on the Rocks is pleased to host special guest John Zuagg, author of Ethics 101: Why Not Be the Best We Can Be? on Wednesday, February 16th at Choppers Sports Grill! In addition, we will kick off the night with another informal mock debate from 6-7PM in the back room.

ALSO – in light of Valentine’s day on Monday, we will provide construction paper, markers, etc. for attendees to make homemade valentines day cards honoring capitalism, free markets and/or individual liberty. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to the Uptown Tavern, so bring your best game this Wednesday!

When: Wednesday February 16,  6-9PM
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street, Denver CO

Special Guest John Zuagg

Mr. Zuagg will be discussing his new and extremely unique book, which answers the question modern commentators refuse to answer: What path are we headed down that has people so apprehensive and what is the alternative?

According to Ethics 101:

Politicians on either side are out of touch and are leading us down a dead end path.  Are oppressive taxes, deficit spending and massive bureaucracy the legacy we want to leave our children and grand children?

The nation whose respect for freedom was the ideal of the modern world is now seeing that freedom eroded day by day.  But this tragedy does not have to be.  We can change course and reclaim what our founding fathers left us.  History will indeed record the choice we make. So why not be the best we could be?

Political Mock Debate

Topic: Should Obamacare be Repealed?

Open to All – Anyone is Welcome to Join Us!!

Are you a defender of freedom wishing to enhance your communication skills when it comes to promoting America’s founding principles?  Well there is no better way than to practice! So why not do it with friends before you attempt to make your case to others?

Whether you’d like to participate as a debater, a judge or a member of the audience – we hope you will attend!

If you would like to participate, please sign up here.

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Political Comedy and a Free Market Film in Denver

“And Now For Something Completely Different”

What: Happy Hour with Political Comic Eric Golub + Short Film “2081”
When: Monday, January 31, 2011, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: JACKSON’S ALL AMERICAN GRILL (LoDo)
1520 20th St. (Wazee & 20th St.)

The three Denver Metro Liberty on the Rocks’ chapters (Red Rocks, Denver, and Tech Center) have teamed up to bring you a special, FREE event!

The first part of this entertainment doubleheader will be L.A.-based political comic Eric Golub (motto: If I ever say anything that offends you in any way, you probably deserved it…), who will be sure to gore everyone’s ox in the name of a good laugh. Eric is also a blogger and author, and will be available for a book signing of his “Ideological” trilogy: Ideological Bigotry, Ideological Violence, and Ideological Idiocy.

The second part of this special Liberty entertainment presentation will be a 7:00 pm screening of the haunting, futuristic short film, 2081. No spoilers here, but the film has gotten high marks for its genre. Watch the trailer here: http://bit.ly/12UBMR

…and extra good news, Jackson’s will be offering our group some drink specials: $3.00 Blue Moon and Coors Light and $5.00 house wine. A great time WILL be had by all!