Blue Jester wrote:Is this a stupid question (does any one own burningman?). The reason that I ask is some guy on tribe.net was ranting on about the owners are making so much money blah, blah, blah. It just got me thinking why was there no after burn report on the money situation from '04. If this is a foolish question please come out and tell me why. I was just wondering.
And those corporate artists and their lawyers, promoters, managers, etc make shitloads of money. And none of it can touch the experience of Burning Man.
I'm cool with it, at least at the current price.
Folks should call around the national parks and find out what RV fees are for an entire week, especially Labor Day weekend.
Ranger Genius wrote:You call this "just about no information?"
Blue Jester wrote: The reason that I ask is some guy on tribe.net was ranting on about the owners are making so much money blah, blah, blah.
Ranger Genius wrote:Since the BMorg is a non-profit,.....
Kinetic IV wrote:Oh, it's that guy again. Now it makes sense. Actually it doesn't but you get my point.
Ron wrote: Um, it isn't a non-profit, it is an LLC.
Okay, I police the board for commerce violations. It's a way of keeping an important facet of the community (for me) going. I hate commercial culture and the way it permeates life everywhere in this country/culture.Ron wrote:Seems to me anyone who cared about the long term health of the burn would have a legitimate curiosity about how the cash is handled. It isn't like money issues have caused the demise of countless other such efforts or anything. I mean, sure, money isn't as important as policing the eplaya for every suggested violation of the commerce ban, say, but it is still important. ;)
Ron wrote:Oh, my goodness. For the record the only folk "spreading rumors," in this thread are the ones saying that BMORG is a not-for-profit, that all the financial information is out there, and so on. And I certainly haven't suggested I think there's corruption or the like in the handling of the money, nor passed along a single rumor. You two doth protest a bit much, seems to me.
The bottom line is that BMORG is a privately held LLC and as such we *can't* know if the money is well handeled. Not without extraordinary openness and willingness on the part of the LLC. None of us can get the information we'd need to make a firm and reasonable opinion on how rich any of the LLC owners are getting, how well the money is spent, or so on. Not without a court order.
That's what I'm saying. I'm not implying that lack of information equates to malfience on the part of the BMORG. I'm not spreading any rumors at all. I am amused at how quickly the "protecting the ORG," strawman gets built on the eplaya, yes. And trying to poke some good natured fun at those with hay in their hands, that too. But that's about it, really.
Oh, my goodness. For the record that last line was not directed at you, but at the people who were saying that there was something untoward going on. Frankly, I felt if you're gonna be talkin' sh*t, you may as well actually say something that's going to be fun to refute rather than pale colorless "someone's getting rich off this."Ron wrote:Oh, my goodness. For the record the only folk "spreading rumors," in this thread are the ones saying that BMORG is a not-for-profit, that all the financial information is out there, and so on.
theCryptofishist wrote:I want a good over the top full of decadent incidentals worthy of urban legend status rumor...
theCryptofishist wrote:WAit the burning man is elvis
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