Ivy wrote:Icepack, I'm sorry, but I'm kind of confused.
I think your point is a good one but I don't think we (or at least I wasn't) are talking about the same camps here.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I the camp I was referring to was the one mentioned in the camps thread here on the eplaya with a sort of "swingers" theme. I'm pretty sure you're talking about the Ecstaci Villiage thing that's been going around? But I've never been able to get their weblink to work so I can't sat for sure.
Not that your points are invalid, 'cause they're not. Like I said, I think they're good points. I'm just trying to understand if we're talking about the same fruit here.
I am trying to compare and contrast this idea to the Emerald City in 02'. It was large, well done and must have cost a fortune. In retrospect it seems almost impossible to believe that it was all volunteer built. Someone had to bankroll the materials but how about the labor to transport, build and remove it? ....
Apollonaris Zeus wrote:...camps like this opens BM to more Government scrutiny...
angrykittie25 wrote: There seems to me that there would be more personal interaction. I think what is most worrisome about this camp is that if this kind of theme camp catches on, will Burning Man turn into some pissing contest between rich people on who can build the most elaborate and wild theme camp.
Yes there is a problem with this camp.
The Tax man cometh!
Money is being exchange for services provided. Who covers the unemployment taxes and insurances?
I feel that camps like this opens BM to more Government scrutiny that we don't need it and if there are more abuses like this someone will use it to shut us down.
This camp exposes BM to unwanted litigation and regulations!
They can have the camp but they can't get paid or pay someone for services even if they pay them in CA and I believe that may be in writting on our permit or larry will have to foot the tax bill!
A II Z
A II Z, like so many of your posts I'd probably less inclined to snicker at your protestations were you provide cites for even half of the points on which you seem to base your objections. Seriously, what you're suggesting is, as far as I can tell, complete and utter nonsense.
Bob wrote:AZ may be off his rocker & can't get it up, but it is true that the BLM has banned smoking due to high fire danger.
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