But the only way the vehicle is going to go out this year is if I accept this deal.
Bob wrote:Honestly, I don't see a hair's breadth of difference between this proposal and what the org does with funded artists, rental equipment, equipment operators and suchlike..
Are the contractors to BMorg ticket-holding participants of the event?
Elorrum wrote:Would the DMV allow a license to a private mv?
driver8 wrote:The main problem i'm having in saying YES hasn't to do with the principles handed down by the BMorg - it's with my own sense of inclusivity. If the vehicle is hired, it would be exclusive to the camp during the hire periods. In the 9 years I've taken it out there, I've only told a hand-full of people they couldn't ride. I've had to kick-off a few DPW assholes and a couple sparkle ponies who were being abusive. Otherwise we roll until the weight causes the wheels to stop, then we push.
People have literally run halfway across the playa to jump on. We see many of the same faces each year, and I just can't imagine telling any of them that they couldn't ride. But the only way the vehicle is going to go out this year is if I accept this deal.
percussivepaul wrote:This is precisely why I am so irritated by the way BMorg has framed plug and play -- it gives people a step from which they can vault over decommodification. Don't do it. Please. If you put up a kickstarter I'll throw you some cash and that's a promise.
I don't like knowing that MV's are rented out. I don't want to be greeted by velvet ropes and bouncers some time in the future. I don't mind being told 'sorry, just our friends tonight' on burn night, but if 'booked for a private party' becomes a common theme at Burning Man then we will have lost something. I don't want vacation packages to include private slices of the city because that is less of the city that is public. I don't like the idea of a group of people having a car reserved for them where they can keep everyone else away, and I especially don't like it if they are plug and play campers, because those people are less likely to be participants in the city. It's a wall, between the haves and the have-nots, and I hate walls.
Trishntek wrote:My point is BMorg has to build the foundation for TTITD. Health Department requires so many portopotties and so much ice per person in attendence. Heavy equipment is necessary for structures in excess of 30 feet high with a few exceptions, of course. Logistical preparations for such a happening as TTITD REQUIRES contracted services from the economy of the society in which we live.
My question is simply are these EMPLOYEES of contracted services Participants with a ticket to the event itself. I do not believe they are; THEREFORE, they are not beholden to the same principles as ticket-holding participants (supposedly) any more than Lowe's is for supplying hardware needs.
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