Should the Germans be banned from Burning Man

Share your views on the policies, philosophies, and spirit of Burning Man.

Should Germans be banned from BM

Yes
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No
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Germs are Germs
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They're OK if they're Gay!
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Postby Deb Prothero » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:11 pm

gyre wrote:
ygmir wrote:
gyre wrote:Funny, I think of canada as being rather conservative.
BC is rather different from the rest of the country.


you would............

How is it not?
I am still considered unfit for canadian residency and maybe even tourism.
And yet I have free passage to any number of fascist and socialist frontiers.
How liberal is canada?


It says much about politics in this country that embracing the constitution and democracy is considered "left" by anyone.


Hmm, I can't imagine why Canada wouldn't want you to visit or live here, gyre. I know the border guys are futsy (sp?) about DUIs but even that can be overcome at your local Canada consulate office. A waiver can be obtained even for federal felonies after behaving yourself for a few years. Otherwise I can't imagine why we would try to keep you out.
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Postby gyre » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:26 pm

It's a very minor misdemeanor I was forced to plead to, in spite of being the crime victim.
DUI would actually be much harder to overcome.

There is a problem in translation between the two legal systems.

But it does say a lot about the caution built into canadian politics, that it would even be an issue.

As you said, I would have to go through the rehabilitation process.
They said it could take quite some time.

I am not technically barred from visiting, but they said it could happen.
It is left totally up to the border people.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:57 am

Hell no the Germans shouldn't be allowed at Burning Man. They've been on my shit list ever since they bombed Pearl Harbor.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:18 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Hell no the Germans shouldn't be allowed at Burning Man. They've been on my shit list ever since they bombed Pearl Harbor.


are you a Delta alum?..............
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Postby gyre » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:09 am

ImageImageImage in the school of the americas, but hazing could be a bit much there.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:14 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI&feature=related[/youtube]
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:03 pm

Exactly! So screw 'em!
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Postby chiefdanfox » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:31 pm

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Postby ygmir » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:43 pm

teardropper wrote:It's the French I am worried about.


*noting photo in Portland/Chinatown*

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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:43 pm

Zsu Zsu is uncomfortable in your taxi cab:

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Postby ygmir » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:07 pm

zen, may I sukchezt, szhe nod show heeerr, benis ven abroachink zee daxi.
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Postby TomServo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:25 am

Fuck it! I'm bringing my stahlhelm again.
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Postby teardropper » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:03 am

[quote="ygmir"][quote="teardropper"]It's the French I am worried about.[/quote]

*noting photo in Portland/Chinatown*

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As far as the Germans go, ban them, don't ban them... What difference? But the French? My god, they are French. And their Quebecois cousins...
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Postby Zona » Fri May 21, 2010 8:57 pm

"He was just some vegetarian low life from Austria. "

His birthday is 4/20.

420 man dude.

Strange, very strange.
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Postby big baby jesus » Sat May 29, 2010 9:38 am

Gerbils? Sounds like a slippery slope to me...
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Sat May 29, 2010 9:51 am

So you're from Neanderthal, Germany!

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Postby simatic1902 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:40 am

come to germany and open your eyes ;) you will search for a long time to find a facist... germany is 65 years after ww2 more anti facist than the most ohter countries in EU or USA etc...
And I'm not gay or neanderthaler or whatever :D and i don't wear lederhosen^^
sorry for destroying your picture about us german so

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Postby Fire_Moose » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:17 am

I'm still in search of some cheapish lederhosen.



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Postby kvon » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:24 pm

hello.
I read, initially this thread, and was concerned for my colleagues and I, in our visit to your playa, for our testing related to our power project.

I now see, it is in great fun, and, I can see the humor you all posses.
I am so looking forward to visiting your playa, as part of our project.
Our group, collectively, are also quite intrigued by the social aspect of your festival.
We have been studying past threads and posts, both here and other sites.
It is our hope, to be accepted as humans, not just as Deuschlanders.
We are a group of scientists and engineers and therefore, may not be so socially adept as those of you who have participated previously, but, we will make our best attempt at participation.
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Postby dr.placebo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:06 pm

kvon wrote:It is our hope, to be accepted as humans, not just as Deuschlanders.

Don't worry. Most Americans have difficulty distinguishing between the East Coast (on the right) and the West Coast (on the left). Just call it "soccer" instead of "football" and claim that you are from North Dakota (easily remembered hint: the capital is Bismarck) and you will be accepted as natives. For more helpful information about faking being from North Dakota, click on this image:
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4th of Ju-Playa

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:18 am

kvon wrote:hello.
I read, initially this thread, and was concerned for my colleagues and I, in our visit to your playa, for our testing related to our power project.

I now see, it is in great fun, and, I can see the humor you all posses.
I am so looking forward to visiting your playa, as part of our project.
Our group, collectively, are also quite intrigued by the social aspect of your festival.
We have been studying past threads and posts, both here and other sites.
It is our hope, to be accepted as humans, not just as Deuschlanders.
We are a group of scientists and engineers and therefore, may not be so socially adept as those of you who have participated previously, but, we will make our best attempt at participation.


Thanks Kvon. When it comes to "fitting in" to our culture, let me tell you in the spirit of the humor you are learning to appreciate-- don't get your lederhosen in a twist! :-). You will ALL fit right in as a direct result of your desire to be a part of it all. The reading you are doing in this group is something I wish many a virgin burner would do!

Briefly, The Ein Hammer components are now on playa and I am departing in just a few minutes to pick up our software engineer, The Pawn, and join the rest of the crew there for our field test. It will be a busy time in the beginning but we hope to find time to play with other Burners there as this is somewhat of an annual pre-burn event with fireworks as some celebrate the anniversary of our cessation from England's rule in 1776, what we call "Independence Day" and this specific event is called 4th of Juplaya.

I have all the equipment I need to gather those final core samples of the playa surface you requested, and it is on the top of my list of things to do. Do you have Fed Ex delivery or would you prefer DHL?

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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:52 am

Fire_Moose wrote:I'm still in search of some cheapish lederhosen.



Schvanker Auf!


Ebay's your best bet...I've seen some going for less than twenty bucks.

They're pretty easy to make, too, if you skip all the embroidery.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:02 am

I think we should all be grateful to the Germans for putting that scumbag Diego Maradona in his place! Twice!
Yay Germany!
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:02 am

oops double post... but maybe it SHOULD have been said twice!
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Postby kvon » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:08 am

yes, thank you Captain Goddammit
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:09 pm

Just wait till the Americans kick their Liederhosen ass in the world cup finals!

till then I'm rooting for them in this year's finals!



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Postby shadowseeker » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:34 pm

I don not know whether to feel flattered or offended, but i'll take it in good stride and call it new experience of emotion.
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Postby Jesus » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:49 pm

TomServo wrote:Fuck it! I'm bringing my stahlhelm again.


I thought that thing was permanently attached to your head. Get it installed, Jeff!

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Postby TomServo » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:19 pm

Jesus wrote:
TomServo wrote:Fuck it! I'm bringing my stahlhelm again.


I thought that thing was permanently attached to your head. Get it installed, Jeff!

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Well between that and my Pickelhaube, were almost like a detachable peni. The steel one was more of a statement...that we need to get over this hangup on making symbols of anything and everything. Our military did...got a stahlhelm of our own now!

Sold the Pickelaube..and regret it. Ah well! See you at Roller Disco Jesus!
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Postby Supergroover » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:44 am

Blaming one nation or group of people is soooo 1945 people.. get over it :wink:

Zee germans are lovely people, zzoo are the vegetarian auztrianz and ze frenz. Maybe we should ban the americans?
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