Low Income Ticket Program

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby gyre » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:12 pm

Texting only maybe.
I can't even find one anymore.

Adding it to my phone would cost zero.
But why type?
I have a phone.


Cable is a sucker bet, whether you have the cash or not.
If they don't offer a la carte, why be stupid enough to give them money.
They spend millions fighting choice.
Opt out.

I don't know anyone spending that on a dog either.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:35 pm

gyre wrote:Texting only maybe.
I can't even find one anymore.

Adding it to my phone would cost zero.
But why type?
I have a phone.


Sure, but lots of people type instead of talking, especially younger peeps. The sample budget that lemur posted didn't budget for a phone or internet at all, other than the texting. I imagine that a $20/month text-only plan is cheaper than a voice-only plan and/or internet.

Not sure why I decided to jump in here. I never talk on the phone, don't own a cell, don't text, and did not apply for LIT. *shrug*

It might be partially this:
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Except that I'm not even sure you are wrong, and it's not like lemur needs someone covering his back. I'm just looking for someone to disagree with about something, apparently.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby BBadger » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:51 pm

gyre wrote:$240 year to text?

Where are you texting from?
The moon?


When you consider just how inane most texts are, it's even more flabbergasting.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby gyre » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:54 pm

The phone disability thing has me baffled, especially since when I meet anyone that can't talk on the phone, they chatter away in person.

All of the plans I've looked at include text whether you want it or not.
Net is included on many, though not unlimited like texting.
About $10 to $20 a month for infinite data.
Our local companies have no text only plans, but voice and text starts at $25 a month.

Land lines have been too expensive for some time though.
I prefer the much better audio quality.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby lemur » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:17 pm

catinthefunnyhat wrote:
The sample budget that lemur posted didn't budget for a phone or internet at all, other than the texting. I imagine that a $20/month text-only plan is cheaper than a voice-only plan and/or internet.



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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby wh..sh » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:16 pm

lemur wrote:
catinthefunnyhat wrote:
The sample budget that lemur posted didn't budget for a phone or internet at all, other than the texting. I imagine that a $20/month text-only plan is cheaper than a voice-only plan and/or internet.



i dont think that was me!

The cause of confusion might be because you and MeV look a lot alike :D

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:32 pm

wh..sh wrote:
lemur wrote:
catinthefunnyhat wrote:
The sample budget that lemur posted didn't budget for a phone or internet at all, other than the texting. I imagine that a $20/month text-only plan is cheaper than a voice-only plan and/or internet.



i dont think that was me!

The cause of confusion might be because you and MeV look a lot alike :D

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wh..sh: MY GOD! It's uncanny, innit?

lemur: Sorry... short-term memory and, as wh..sh pointed out, an uncanny physical resemblance got the better of me. :oops:
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:59 am

wh..sh wrote:The cause of confusion might be because you and MeV look a lot alike :D

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:49 am

here's another....most Krispy Kritters out there smoke an Eighth a week of the Dank Nugg Nuggs, or at least a couple of six pack a week as some sort of mental diversion...like cigarettes at $10 a pack times 365 days a year

35 dollars for weed x 52 weeks equals Holy Shit!!!


enough to go to burning man.


hmmmmmmmmm.


it's really a matter of priorities.


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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:50 am

dude, if you had a coachella ticket, you could scalp it for big bucks and buy more drugs for burning man...



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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:53 am

Simon does not Pay for Drugs at Burning Man....



they pay for him.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:55 am

and really, you just cant do BM properly for under $3000...

especially if it's a "Bonding" experience, because those are priceless, ya know?
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby pink » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:14 pm

I thought Incubus was damned uppity for a birgin too, trying to tell us what being a 'burner' meant. Can't know til you been. I wonder how she'd react to DPW telling her to fuck off?

Damned uppity young fucks these days!
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:18 pm

pink wrote:I thought Incubus was damned uppity for a birgin too, trying to tell us what being a 'burner' meant. Can't know til you been. I wonder how she'd react to DPW telling her to fuck off?

Damned uppity young fucks these days!


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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:04 pm

pink wrote:I thought Incubus was damned uppity for a birgin too, trying to tell us what being a 'burner' meant. Can't know til you been. I wonder how she'd react to DPW telling her to fuck off?

Damned uppity young fucks these days!

Yeah, I'm about ready to resort to some sort of canned "speech" about how the sensibilities and roots of the burn are rather punk...
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby kalouts1 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:14 am

Hey Guys,

I'm new here.
I am following this discussion since the begining, and I finally wanted to post something. Why ? I don't know to be honest. There is no point I guess..;)
I applied for LIT and still have no response. And as you can imagine, I'm checking my inbox 20 times a day !

I emailed them and they told me that they are FLOODED...which was expected...so, still waiting.

I just wanted to react regarding the overall discussion. It's too bad to read some of the posts saying/assuming bad stuff about people here.
We are all here to go at the same event, in the same spirit and state of mind. We can't really judge.

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Savannah » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:21 am

From what we've seen, you will eventually receive an email message with either good news or bad news.

So, good luck, kalouts1! Welcome to the board.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby kalouts1 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:51 pm

Thank you Savannah !

And good luck to all of you who does not have a ticket yet !

Otherwise, we can still go on Ebay or StubHub..hehe..
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:35 pm

kalouts1 wrote:...and I finally wanted to post something. Why ? I don't know to be honest. There is no point I guess.

That doesn't stop some of us.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby 5280MeV » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:51 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
kalouts1 wrote:...and I finally wanted to post something. Why ? I don't know to be honest. There is no point I guess.

That doesn't stop some of us.


I find that running my mouth is the best way to learn things.

Although every now and then I fear that people on the real playa will say, "Oh... you are that guy..."
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MyPlayaUserName » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:02 pm

A friend of mine was notified he's been awarded a low income ticket, today I think. So I suppose the responses are still trickling out.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby brittknee555 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Got mine at 3:43! I had emailed them on Monday to clarify some things on my application and they said it would be another week, but it was only two days until I found out.
Yippee!
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Low Income Ticket Program

Postby True_Angel » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:21 pm

Just wanted to give some hope, I applied to the low income program and for legitimate reasons along with about 8 pages of documentation. Got an email last night I have my golden ticket :) I am half way home, now must get my soul mate his so we can head back and renew our vows on the playa. Hang on if you are holding on still!! Just wanted to share a piece of happy information. It took about 6 weeks to hear back for me. Good Luck and luck to us still since we are one ticket short, but following all the suggestions by the BMORG even when heartbreaking.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Rice » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:11 pm

True_Angel wrote:Just wanted to give some hope, I applied to the low income program and for legitimate reasons along with about 8 pages of documentation. Got an email last night I have my golden ticket :) I am half way home, now must get my soul mate his so we can head back and renew our vows on the playa. Hang on if you are holding on still!! Just wanted to share a piece of happy information. It took about 6 weeks to hear back for me. Good Luck and luck to us still since we are one ticket short, but following all the suggestions by the BMORG even when heartbreaking.


Hi True Angel, Welcome to ePlaya!!

Glad to hear you have a ticket. (spending a few years on this board has induced me to dislike the phrase "golden ticket", it is nothing you have done.)

So, you are planning on just picking up a soul mate on the way to the burn?? or You have a soul mate and just need their ticket now?? {its been a long day, me-no-read everythingy}

Anyhoo, I hope you get what you need. (and that you need what you want)
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:14 pm

My genuinely sweet and honest poster radar is pinging. ..and that rarely if ever happens.

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:50 am

im happy to announce my friend Eddie got his notification and LIT approval today.

He left his job as an associate professor at RIT to try and start his own clothing business on a shoestring.

it's one of the hardest industries to break into (especially since he's not a M.O.T....)

He found out the hard way...but i dont think of things in the terms of mistakes, you LEARN from them, so they are an asset in my mind.

anyway, to be able to eat, he teaches young children Art at the Memorial Art Gallery.

he doesnt make much, but quite frankly, i think its one of the Best jobs in the World. He does too.

this will be his third year on the playa, and as his sherpa, i am SO proud of him, he took to the playa like a mutant to radiation.

Did i mention also, that Eddie, has single handedly raised the number of black men on the playa to double digits.

i counted 11 last year.... 8)

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby tamarakay » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:59 am

Congrats to all you ticket holders. 5280MeV if I saw you on the playa I would hug you and give you a hearty fuck yer day. So, be warned.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MyPlayaUserName » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:02 am

I wonder if (or has there been?) an announcement will be made to give some kind of an idea of when all Low Income Ticket responses have been sent.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MyPlayaUserName » Tue May 01, 2012 6:39 pm

Sorry for the double post, but I am absolutely BEYOND excited to announce I received my email telling me I have been awarded a low income ticket!

I'm so incredibly grateful to whoever deemed me worthy! I can get into full on excited mode now, as well as full-on panic mode, with less than 4 months to prepare!

I saw the e-mail just before 6:30, and was bracing myself for reality, when it struck, and it was golden! This will be my 6th year on the playa. Burning Man has meant so much to my life. I m so grateful to continue to be a part of it,
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby wandergirl » Tue May 01, 2012 7:47 pm

yay, congrats to you!!
one of my best friends got her low-income ticket yesterday. still waiting on one more, but it looks like our camp is actually coming together...
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