Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby Schtev » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:12 am

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I would literally rather eat dust for breakfast, lunch and dinner than deal with bugs. =p
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby Schtev » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:14 am

steve.t.sullivan wrote:
clocksnmirrors wrote:
jerroc wrote:Please understand I do not care weather a person wants to wear clothes or not. It Really does not matter to me. I only stated I understand there are people who disagree with these ideas and if it is in there power they will try to change it. I prefer my clothes on so this enforcement will not effect me. I don't see making people wear clothes as a 1st amendment violation so I don't feel my rights are taken away. If other people feel differently I have no problem with that either.


:) my feelings aren't directed at you. it's the situation that has me pissed.

this is my first burn. i'm a nudist so i was really looking forward to a no-hassle, clothes-free experience


I'm betting the odds of getting fined for public nudity this year are pretty much nil.


Someone else in another thread made a good suggestion. If you have doubts about how LEOs will react to nudity, just talk to a ranger when you get there and ask them how LEOs have been treating nudity so far. I'd also add to that to listen in to BMIR, since it would undoubtedly be mentioned if it was an issue this year. But I highly doubt there'll be a problem.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby gyre » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:20 am

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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby Schtev » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:23 am

gyre wrote:Asheveille, Austin, bats, no bugs.


...bat country. @_@
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby stinkyfoot » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:44 am

steve.t.sullivan wrote: If you have doubts about how LEOs will react to nudity,



Now see, one thing about nudity at Burning Man is that every damn person in that place is well aware that there is nudity at Burning Man and has chosen to attend despite that. What is the most used phrase to describe Burning Man? Naked hippie drug orgy in the desert. So we can assume that anyone there who's either bought or volunteered their time to get a ticket is well aware of the possibility of nudity and doesn't have a problem with it.

Except there may be one group of Burning Man attendees that isn't prepared to deal with the reality of a naked wang walking by every so often, and that group of people is the local law enforcement— naked, dancing undercovers excepted— I think it's pretty likely that most of them are there for that sweet, sweet overtime. Which is understandable given the tough economic times we find ourselves in.

So we have a bad situation here with cops coming to the event for perhaps the wrong reasons, who're really not mentally prepared to deal with the realities of what's considered acceptable attire and behavior in public and they're becoming sexually and mentally traumatized because of it. Those poor, delicate souls. And, you know, the sheriff and judges and whatever, they're just looking out for their boys in blue.

So my proposal would be, instead of providing the Pershing county law enforcement with a sweet camp and lots of money that they probably don't actually need since our little event is pretty non-violent given the population density, we'll offer a year of mental health counseling to those officers who wish to attend and enforce at the event. Free of charge even! If you know anything about psychologist fees, you'll know that this gift far exceeds the value of the fee's they wish to charge the org.

How fucking generous is that?
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby vargaso » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:39 am

If I see someone getting cited for public nudity, I'm going to strip off my clothes right there in solidarity. I'm not kidding, I think that would be a great tactic, for anyone witnessing another burner getting cited to join them in nudity. I'm not even a nudist, I've been naked on the playa only when showering, but goddammit, people should be able to express themselves freely out there.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:41 am

There is no ban this year.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:15 am

I believe shirt-cocking is still prohibited.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby Schtev » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:46 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:I believe shirt-cocking is still prohibited.


Tell that to the shirt cocker parade. =p
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby brcprincess » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:36 pm

When Palm Springs tried the same trick with Golden Voice this year, organizer Paul Tollet said he was canceling / moving the event.

Palm Springs panicked and reversed their position.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... d-20120706

BM needs to stand up to Pershing. There are plenty of other communities who'd be grateful for the revenue this event would bring in...
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby Finneganistan » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:49 pm

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vargaso wrote:In my opinion, the Black Rock Desert is integral to Burning Man. Many of the features of the event originated organically in response to the playa's features. Easy (most years) biking is crucial. Just the concept of a literal blank slate is important. Burning Man could move, but the event would change dramatically, which is neither good nor bad, I suppose.


Sounds like Alvord desert in Oregon then?


Exactly what I was thinking! Steens in the background, yay.

Some years ago when the local law was getting uppity, there were discussions of moving to a new location, and a few reservations were interested in taking us in. Baja would work too.

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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby gyre » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:54 pm

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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby peyote2004 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:50 am

I wouldn't be surprised if Pershing LEOs are enforcing even the tiniest enfractions this year.

If they are claiming that there is so much illegal stuff happening @ BM that they need to charge more than triple the actual cost of law enforcement.... I expect they will try to 'pad' the numbers from this year, to prove their point.

I have a real issue with the restrictions they want to place on BM, just because some bible thumper got his nickers in a twist. The festival is in the middle of nowhere.... Who cares about open alcohol containers or nudity, etc... (and I sat that as a non drinker, and someone who would never consider going nude myself) . You know what the atmosphere is before you go... If people don't like it, then they don't attend, or look away if a shirt-cocker runs by.

As for kids... I plan to take my son to BM in 2014 (if it still exists :| ). I have absolutely no concerns about the things he will see or experience there. I will prepare him for the physical environment, as well as give him an idea if he will see, including people who are intoxicated, naked, 'different' than he sees in the default world. As his mother, it's my responsibility to prepare him for the experience and to take care of him on the playa. The things he sees and experiences in his life are MY DECISION, NOT some asshat bureaucrat.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby stinkyfoot » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:52 pm

peyote2004 wrote:If they are claiming that there is so much illegal stuff happening @ BM that they need to charge more than triple the actual cost of law enforcement.... I expect they will try to 'pad' the numbers from this year, to prove their point.


I would not be surprised if that were the case. That worries me a little because I wonder how much they're going to resort to outright harassment to give them excuses to detain people.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby dj_john69 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:13 pm

There is more than 1 "Playa" around northern Nevada...fucking same dust, everything.

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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby mdmf007 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:07 am

jerroc wrote:Worst case is we pay $1.50 more per person per day.....


I dont think this is the worst case, worst case is Pershing county tacks on their fee, then Washoe County feels it necessary to charge some more, why not Humboldt county? BLM, NDOF? there are plenty of state, federal, county and municipal agencies that can line up. It is prudent business to defend your position so as to not become a target. To not do so makes them an easy target in the hard pressed Nevada economy as a source of income.

I would look hard at moving the event to a friendly economy, in an area that offers the same feel. My choice would not be on BLM land as the same caveats will simply follow them around. I have suggested the turf farms in Southern Oregon. these farmers would love to host BM, work with the county and state beforehand and set up a friendly atmosphere from day one. I am over simplifying it, but wouldnt BM here be a great pleasure?

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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby lucky420 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:36 am

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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby RedHeaven » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:53 am

That grass would turn to ass in no time....
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby Elliot » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:26 am

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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby mdmf007 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:26 am

RedHeaven wrote:That grass would turn to ass in no time....


Thats cool, it grows back nice and green the next year. Even shitty grass would feel better underfoot than the playa.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby David M » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:45 am

Here's an update, for those still interested.

http://www.rgj.com/article/20121006/EVE ... urning-Man
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:52 am

Finally, a really good reason to vote for a Democrat.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby ygmir » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:36 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Finally, a really good reason to vote for a Democrat.

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"Burning Man faces new legal onslaught" News Item

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Re: "Burning Man faces new legal onslaught" News Item

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:56 pm

the county should be compensated for the resources expended.



So we "compensate" them.. so they can hold a giant fundraiser?


Bullshit.
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Re: "Burning Man faces new legal onslaught" News Item

Postby moonrise » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:42 pm

Burning Man organizers have said those costs — above the roughly $1.5 million for the federal permit — could lead to the event being held elsewhere.

Also in the original lawsuit was a claim that the new festival ordinance limited the First Amendment rights of organizers. The new paperwork says the county is not trying to limit any type of activity or speech with its festival ordinance.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby trilobyte » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:01 am

Merging and moving the new thread with the existing thread on the subject of the kerfuffle with Pershing County.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby BBadger » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:38 am

This is kind of like taxing citizens so that more revenue-generating traffic cameras can be put up. Eventually the golden goose is going to find a new nest.
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Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

Postby EspressoDude » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:49 am

make the LEO's buy a ticket..

also the ORG gives a lot of money to the local communities.......more fees = less gifting to the community
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