The Weekly Sedition

Sunday, 4 May 2014

LPNM 2014 Annual State Convention

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Libertarian Party of New Mexico

2014 Annual State Convention

Albuquerque Marriott (2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE Albuquerque New Mexico 87110 USA)

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Saturday, 10 May 2014

Contact Mike Blessing – 505-249-1248

Although there is no formal program for Friday evening, for anyone wanting to arrive early, the early birds will gather in the bar area of the Marriott at about 8:00 PM for an informal dinner / discussion – No-host, pay-as-you-go, dinner, cocktails, and networking.

9:00 – 9:50 AM   Registration (25 per person, 15 for student) and pay-as-you-go no-host breakfast (order off the menu)
 
10:00 – 10:25 AM   Introduction to the convention by Mike Blessing and others
 
10:30 – 11:45 AM   Speech by Penn Pfiffner, Senior Fellow at the Independence Institute
 
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM   No-host Lunch break
 
1:15 – 2:00 PM   Address by Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation
 
2:00 – 2:20 PM   Coffee break
 
2:20 – 2:45 PM   Address by Daniel Moore, President of the Albuquerque Tea Party
 
2:45 – 3:00 PM   Break
 
3:00 – 5:00 PM   LPNM Business Meeting (no charge to participants)
 

  • All who are registered with the State of New Mexico as Libertarians (“LIB” on the voter registration card) can vote during nominations for public office.
  • Only Caucus Members can vote during LPNM business and internal LPNM elections.
  • Visitors do not vote in any actions or activities.
  • Central Committee meeting after close of the LPNM Business Meeting.
  • See below the schedule for more details.

5:00 PM   Adjournment, followed by a possible informal dinner or watering-hole gathering

Speakers and Candidates Addressing the Convention Membership

Speakers should be open to questions from the audience. Audience members are requested to ask questions of the speaker as opposed to making statements. All speakers will be considered to have consented to being recorded, including but not limited to audio or video devices, for posting to the internet (YouTube, etc.).

Handouts for Distribution

The LPNM membership reserves the right to disavow any handouts (handbills, brochures, CDs, DVDs, etc.) offered for distribution to convention membership, as well as the person(s) doing the distributing.

Nominations for Candidates for Public Office

Anyone wanting to vote to nominate candidates for public office needs to make sure that they’re registered to vote as “Libertarian” or “LIB” as the Secretary of State prints on the voter registration cards before they show up for the Convention.

So make sure to bring your voter registration card.

Participating in LPNM Internal Business

All you have to do to participate in the LPNM’s internal business (changes to the Constitution and Bylaws, internal nominations, etc.) is to do the following (both steps are necessary, regardless of order completed):

  1. Register to vote as “Libertarian” so that your voter registration card reads “LIB” in the spot marked “PARTY” (lower right-hand corner).
  2. Sign up as what the LPNM refers to as a “Caucus Member.” Basically, this means that you’ve signed the Non-Aggression Pledge and paid $25 in dues. You can do this at the Convention itself, as we’ll have the necessary paperwork on hand.
  3. Pay the required amount for a convention membership.

Becoming an LPNM Candidate for Public Office

Anyone wanting to be a candidate for public office on the LPNM’s ballot line needs to :

  1. Register to vote as “Libertarian” before the Governor’s Election Proclamation for 2012 comes out. Usually this Proclamation is put out on the last Tuesday of January. A safe bet is to get this done at least two weeks before the Proclamation is released by the Governor’s Office.
  2. Sign up with the LPNM as a Caucus Member (see above).
  3. Get nominated by your peers at the State Convention (or a County Convention for offices contained entirely in one county).
  4. Download and thoroughly read the candidate guides available from the Secretary of State’s office, as they contain all of the details required by the State of New Mexico – filing dates, signature requirements, etc.

    See here for the guides – http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Candidate_And_Pac_Information/

  5. Read the Run for Office page at lp.org

Becoming a Delegate to the National Convention

Anyone wanting to be a delegate from the LPNM to the LP’s 2012 National Convention needs to :

  1. Register to vote as “Libertarian” before the State Convention.
  2. Sign up with the LPNM as a Caucus Member (see above).
  3. Show up at this convention and signify willingness to be a delegate.
  4. Sign up as a National member.
  5. Download and read the LP National Bylaws and Convention Rules
  6. Show up at the National Convention.

Out-of-State Visitors

  1. All national-level candidates (for President, National Chair, LNC spots, etc.) are responsible for covering their own expenses, including but not limited to travel, meals, and lodging. They are, of course, free to solicit financial or other support from individual LPNM members, but the LPNM will not expend organizational resources for this purpose.
  2. The LPNM as an organization will NOT endorse candidates for any office until they have been officially nominated by an accredited affiliate of the Libertarian Party.


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 13.2
  2. Reposted –
    1. LPUSA / LPNMLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group / New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group / [LPNM-discuss] Yahoo! group
    2. Duke City Fix


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Sunday, 30 September 2012

STAIF-II — 16-18 April 2013, ABQ, NM

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Current mood: excited

The Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF) II

MCM Eleganté
2020 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque NM 87107
Tuesday, 16 April – Thursday, 18 April 2013

Announcing a science conference, STAIF II, to happen in Albuquerque on April 16-18, 2013. The conference will present peer-reviewed scientific papers on physics, exotic propulsion concepts, discoveries about Mars and the use of science to remediate problems here on Earth. The conference will be held at the MCM Eleganté. Senior, student and day rates will be available.

The purpose of this conference is to enable highly qualified scientists to present ideas that are far in advance of mainstream thinking.

This conference is intended to appeal to people who want to get off the planet. It’s not about not liking Earth; it’s about looking at the stars and feeling in your gut that we need to be there. We can get there. This conference is about making it happen.

Keep in mind  Clarke’s Three Laws

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

About that third law – once you’ve got the concept of technology down, the notion of “magic” as some unexplainable, supernatural force can be put aside and the term relegated to stage shows in Las Vegas.

Some details –


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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

LPNM 2011 Annual State Convention

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:13 AM

Libertarian Party of New Mexico

2010 Annual State Convention

Theme – The Way Forward: Rebuilding

Venue – Quarters BBQ
3700 Ellison Dr. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 – See also HERE

Contact Mike Blessing – 505-515-7015

Friday, 15 April 2011

Although there is no formal program for Friday evening, for anyone wanting to arrive early, the early birds will gather in the Quarters BBQ bar area at about 6:00 PM for an informal dinner / discussion – No-host, pay-as-you-go, dinner, cocktails, and networking.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

11:00 AM   Registration and pay-as-you-go lunch, order off the menu – Ø25 per person, to include dinner in the evening
 
1:00 PM   LPNM Business Meeting [no charge for anyone attending ONLY the business meeting]
 

  • All who are registered with the State of New Mexico as Libertarians (“LIB” on the voter registration card) can vote during nominations for public office.
  • Only Caucus Members can vote during LPNM business and internal LPNM elections.
  • Visitors do not vote in any actions or activities.
  • Central Committee meeting after close of the LPNM Business Meeting.

3:00 PM   Speaker [To be announced]
  
4:00 PM   Speaker [To be announced]
 
5:00 PM   Break [so Quarters can prepare for the dinner]
 
5:30 PM   Dinner [included in the registration fee]
  Family-style – includes BBQ chicken, ribs, sliced beef brisket, sliced pork brisket, hot links, with various sides, and includes your choice of iced tea, coffee, or soda [other beverages are pay-as-you-go].
 
7:30 PM   Keynote Speaker – [To be announced]
 
8:30 PM   LPNM Fundraiser Auction [Bring items to donate]
 
9:00 PM   Convention [and Quarters] closes

NOTES

  1. Original article
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – WordPress / Xanga
    2. KCUF Media – WordPress / Xanga
    3. New Mexico Liberty


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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Upcoming Events for March 2010

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Sheriff Richard Mack speaking in Silver CityWednesday, 3 March 2010 at 6:30 PM at Calvary Chapel, 3001 So. Hwy. 90

Albuquerque Liberty Forum Thursday, 4 March 2010 at 6:00 PM. Bernalillo County Libertarians meet in Albuquerque at Fiesta’s Restaurant & Cantina Carlisle & Montogomery NE) for no-host dinner. Contact Mike Blessing [ 505-515-7015 / mikewb1971@gmail.com ] for details. Suggestions for speakers are welcome.*

Friends of Capitalism — Tuesday, 9 March 2010, at 5:00 PM at the Rio Chama Steakhouse — 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. Featured speaker — Jim Scarantino of New Mexico WatchDog.

Albuquerque Tea Party Meet-and-Greet — Friday, 5 March 2010 at the Albuquerque Convention Center


New Mexico Patriot Alliance [NMPA] Meetings
Las Cruces — Friday, 5 March 2010 at 6:30 PM at La Fuente Restaurant, 1710 S. Espina St.

Alamogordo — Saturday, 6 March 2010 at 12:00 noon at Our Country Kitchen, 1201 New York Ave.

Ruidoso — Saturday, 6 March 2010 at 6:00 PM at Hotel Ruidoso, 110 Chase St.

Alto — Sunday, 7 March 2010 at 11:00 AM at Home of Marvin & Millie Woods, 238 Santiago Circle

Albuquerque — Thursday, 11 March 2010 at 6:30 PM at 66 Diner, 1405 Central Ave. NE

Rio Grande Foundation

Quarterly Luncheon featuring Joe the Plumber
Thursday, 18 March 2010 — 12:00 noon

“If Obama is elected he will ‘put the middle class through the wringer’.”— Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacker AKA Joe the Plumber

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, Yucatan Ballroom
5151 San Francisco Road NE (just west of I-25, off of Jefferson), Albuquerque, NM

Admission
$35 prepaid reservation on or before March 11
$40 reservation after March 11

To RSVP and make payment please contact us at riograndefoundation.org/rsvp or call 505-301-9953

Liberty on the Rocks — An Informal Gathering for the Cause of Liberty
Thursday, 18 March 2010

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except December)
5:00PM to 7:00PM
No-Host Happy Hour
$1 off Drinks and Meals
Compliments of Independence Grill — 6910 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque

Featuring a Guest Speaker on Specific Topic at 5:45 PM
Followed by Q&A, Discussion Teasers and a Call to Action
$25 Gift Certificate Drawing (at 6:30PM)

RSVP Not Required but Always Appreciated!

Many thanks to our partners in Liberty — Independence Grill and D.W. Turner!


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Monday, 30 March 2009

LPNM 2009 State Convention

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Libertarian Party of New Mexico
2009 Annual State Convention
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Friday, 17 April – Sunday, 19 April


Please begin planning now to attend our LPNM 2009 State Convention, to be held at the Holiday Inn Express in sunny Alamogordo, located at 100 Kerry Ave. 575–434–9773 is their phone number.


Friday, April 17, 2009

5:00 PM – 7:15 PM  No-host cocktails and networking
7:15 PM – 7:30 PM  State Chair’s Welcome Comments
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM  Speaker: Bert Ickler, County Chair, LP of Doña Ana County
                              Topic: Why You Should Support And Vote For The Libertarian Party
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM  No-host cocktails and networking

Saturday, April 18, 2009

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM    Registration; networking; coffee, tea, and rolls or donuts
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM    State Chair’s Welcoming Comments
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM  Panel Discussion by former LPNM State Chairs

Topic: Monday Morning Quarterbacking; What Have We Done Wrong, What We Have Done Right, and How Could We Have Done Better
to include questions from the floor

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM  Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Speaker: Allen Woodruff, Prospective LP candidate for U.S. Congress, 1st NM Congressional District
                                 Topic: Ballot Access Litigation and Petition Drive
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM   Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM    Business Meeting

  • Only Caucus Members can vote during LPNM business and party elections
  • All Libertarians registered with NM can vote during political nominations
  • Visitors do not vote in any voting actions or activities

  1. State of the State Party Address by Jay Vandersloot
  2. Election of LPNM Officers
  3. Business of the LPNM
    1. Motion to amend the Bylaws to bring them in compliance with NM State Statutes
    2. Motion  to adopt an LPNM Platform
    3. Other items from the floor
    4. Set date for the LPNM 2010 State Convention (so attendees will know when to plan for)

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM    Break
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM    Speaker: Ken Cavanaugh, former US House Candidate in Pennsylvania,
                                Topic: The Way Forward
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM    Break
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM    Speaker: Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation
                                Topic: Building a Liberty Movement in NM
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM    Networking and getting ready for the banquet
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM  Banquet (although not required, dressing up a little might be nice

Keynote Speaker: Jim Libertarian Burns, former candidate for the LP Presidential nomination
Topic: The Second Revolution
Auction (bring your items to donate for the auction)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM      Diehard Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM    Speaker: Dr. Gil Heredia, County Chair, LP of Otero County
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  LPNM State Central Committee Meeting
10:30 AM                    Adjourn