Libertarian Lunch: Events; Meetup; Quantum Philosophy; Dark night; Constitutions; Bitcoins; End of July

June 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

In This Issue From the Chair

Events
Meetup
Quantum Philosophy
Dark night
Constitutions
Bitcoins
End of July

Events
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If you know of any event where Randy and/or I can do some politicking, please let me know.

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Meetup
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I would appreciate it if attendees would sign up for our events on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Libertarian-Meetup/

By signing up you let others know that our events are well-attended … which increases our attendance and gives me more bargaining power with any restaurant at which we might have events.

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Quantum Philosophy
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Would someone who writes about “Quantum Mechanics for Philosophers” or “Is There a Right to Own a Gun?” intrigue you?

Well, if it does (and even if it doesn’t), you’ll be in luck when
Prof. Michael Huemer
Philosophy Dept.
CU
joins us at our next Libertarian Lunch on June 19th.

I have never spoken to Professor Huemer but I have heard from his students that he is nothing short of wonderful.

Check out some of his articles and videos (TED talks!)
http://spot.colorado.edu/~huemer/papers.htm

If you’ve never heard of the TED lectures … well … now you should.

I just watched his lecture ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JYL5VUe5NQ ) on the irrationality of politics and, amazingly and wisely, Professor Huemer did not use the phrase “public choice theory” even once!

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Dark Night
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(With apologies to Edward Bulwer-Lytton)

It is a dark and stormy night and you are being followed by what appears to be a police car.

Something seems “off”.  You don’t think you did anything wrong.  Did you go through a stop sign?  Speed?  You’ve been down this road a hundred times.

Broken headlight or taillight?

It’s raining.  The “Mars bars” lights are flashing.

It just doesn’t feel right.  You look for your cell phone.  No signal.

Now what do you do?

Joining you on July 3rd will be
Dea M. Wheeler, Assistant County Attorney, Legal Advisor–Boulder County Sheriff, District Attorney, Risk Management
and
Jeff Hendry, Commander, Boulder County Sheriff

Joining you as well will be my wife and daughter who will be joining you for this event because they both want to know what to do when this happens.  You will, of course, let your friends know, too.

(You are, actually, rather proud that author of this Issue From the Chair could write this entire section in the second person.)

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Constitutions
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I am also extremely pleased to announce that Thaddeus J. Tecza, will be speaking to us on July 10th.  (He had to move it from June 26th.)

I met Thaddeus at the State Capitol when he testified against a bill that would have submitted a referendum to the voters to make getting ballot initiatives on the ballot almost impossible.

He will be talking to us what he spoke there: The interplay and differences between the federal constitution and the Colorado constitution.

To give you an idea about how dynamic and interesting a speaker he is, at the hearing the general public is limited to about 3 minutes to talk to the House committee. Mr. Tecza spoke for 15 minutes and kept the House panel (and everyone else) entranced.

I’m going to this lunch just to steal the secret of his charm.

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Bitcoins
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If you missed hearing Bob Berry talk about Bitcoins, you really missed a GREAT talk.

Bob spoke to us on June 12th.  Here is a picture of the attendees: http://lpboulder.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=570&action=edit

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End of July
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We have the back room booked at Carelli’s until the end of July.

If we keep growing it will not be possible to have our lunches in the common area of the restaurant.

So, please, if you have an idea for a venue, let me know.

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A reminder that our weekly

Libertarian Lunch
Carelli’s
645 30th Street
Boulder 80303
303-938-9300
will be held this Thursday at 12:30

This week’s topic: Philosophy

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Ralph Shnelvar
Chair
Libertarian Party of Boulder County