I, too, attended this event - both days, plus the Reception.
I begin by thanking Smudgepot for being such a great guest at my home on Friday night. My family truly likes you, man, and that is a good reflection on you - I only have two friends that they don't sneak the StinkEye at, if you know what I mean, so it shows what a good soul you must have.
I have posted my photos from Saturday, and the few from Sunday, on our Phoenix Liberty MeetUp Group website, and linked them through the page I edit at Freedom's Phoenix. You can view them here: http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/150592-2014-02-17-freedo...
I say Iconoclastic is the proper description for this event because for anyone just becoming aware of these things definitely had their current worldview SHATTERED, because these people not only didn't hold anything back, they didn't even try to candycoat it a tad.
And they literally at times forcefed the info in, whether it was Butler Shaffer speaking so low you had to lean in to hear him (great tactic) or Larkin Rose raising the decibel level a degree.
As Smudge stated previously, the YouTubes should be forthcoming very soon and I urge everyone to view as many of them you can get your hands on. There's no way other than write for two hours to try and relay a small part of what was imparted to us this weekend, so I will share two things:
Sunday for lunch we heard from Meghan Kellison on the subject of BitCoin. When she explained about the anonymity of its usage, Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster (who sat at my table) made the quiet remark "then how can I collect sales tax!?!"
The other 'precious moment' came also on Sunday, when Rosa Koire (the person I was MOST impressed with out of all the Speakers) took to the podium to speak on Agenda 21. Ernie asked her something to which she shook her hair out of her eyes, leaned into the microphone, and replied "Man, I haven't asked Daddy for permission since I was eight!"
As usual, my favorite portion of the weekend was in the ~*LAVISH*~ Suite Ernie had set up for the participants to make the most of each others' company after the Saturday night lineup had concluded. I got to hug and schmooze friends I haven't seen in a while, and met new people that I clicked with right off the bat. I love when that happens. I left around 12:30 am, and there was still about ten people yakking it up here and there. What a fabulous time.
If you EVER get a chance to attend one of these events, by all means DO IT! Take the time to go and do, as Smudge said. Meet. Break bread.
Ed in Phoenix.
p.s. for those who don't want to wade through the photos for the one of Smudge, it's here: http://www.meetup.com/Freedom-Summit-2014/photos/20176032/33...
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