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by urvile
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: need Legal help!
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: need Legal help!

This sounds like the typical... I had a car full of drugs and got busted now I need legal help for this bullshit arrest. If you got busted with drugs you asked for it. If you got fired from work for skipping a week to go to burning man you don't need legal help. You just have to ask yourself... Was...
by urvile
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Death count at Burning Man
Replies: 67
Views: 45396

Re: Death count at Burning Man

As far as I'm aware, there were no deaths at this year's event. The Wednesday (post-event) accident on the 447 was serious (victims had head trauma and were life-flighted out), but those involved are alive and in hospital. Next time I'm at HQ I'll check on the statistics. I am told by a reliable so...
by urvile
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Death count at Burning Man
Replies: 67
Views: 45396

Re: Death count at Burning Man

Onion wrote:I actually saw the sky diver come down with a tangled chute on Wednesday afternoon. I heard later from a ranger that he lived.
Not only that, but just minor injuries. He walked away from it under his own power.
by urvile
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 41984

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

:?: :?: :?: If a narc dog gets a hit off your van.. Is that enough to search in side :?: :?: Providing you keep the doors closed.. Even when asked to get out.. exit and close the door/windows Has anyone seen a cop dog riding along :?: :?: Or has anyone had a cop dog work your car :?: :?: If you wer...
by urvile
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Serial Rapist on the playa
Replies: 123
Views: 46050

Re: Serial Rapist on the playa

Not to mention that then that service would not be available to be used by people who might actually be dying and in need of immediate medical treatment in order to keep breathing. And of course, the cost. It varies, but it's somewhere around $15k iirc. If you could even get them to do it, since thi...
by urvile
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Serial Rapist on the playa
Replies: 123
Views: 46050

Re: Serial Rapist on the playa

Evidence collected against drug offenders at Burning Man certainly seems to have no problem remaining valid in Nevada courts. Actually, you might be quite surprised at the success rate of getting evidence tossed for those that choose to try and fight the charges. Lawyersforburners has a very nice s...
by urvile
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 41984

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

I think people are simply trying to educate, but I can appreciate your feeling that it may a bit over the top with the "you're doing it wrong" attitude. If you can invalidate the initial stop, you can likely get any evidence obtained from a subsequent search tossed. I would encourage you to fight th...
by urvile
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 41984

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Is there anybody out there that has got a weed ticket at past burning mans. I posted earlier about my 3 tickets. I just want to know if somebody got this ticket and just paid it, what happened? Does it go on your normal record? Does it go on some secret federal BLM record? are they all misdemeanors...
by urvile
Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 41984

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

The series of letters and numbers marked on the LEO vehicles out there (ex., B305) is the officers badge number, in case anyone remembers that but did not get other identifying information about the agency/name/number of the officer involved in any incident.
by urvile
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2012
Replies: 264
Views: 23576

Re: Top Asshats of 2012

I have a long list of asshats. Unfortunately due to certain confidentiality agreements (implied, explicit, legal, etc.) I can't actually mention many of them. But I can mention the darkwads and douchturds who can't seem to fathom why it is not acceptable to block emergency vehicles, and simultaneous...
by urvile
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: No Feathers?!
Replies: 210
Views: 27359

Re: No Feathers?!

Ehrmagehrd! Plera derks! Ern teh Erhsplanehrd!
jkisha wrote:I guess the duck didn't get the memo.
by urvile
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: So, what the fuck qualifies as a mutant vehicle?
Replies: 33
Views: 9703

Re: So, what the fuck qualifies as a mutant vehicle?

Yeah, it can be difficult sometimes to figure out if a 'normal' looking vehicle is supposed to be out there or not. In addition to the other mentioned vehicle types, there are also art placement vehicles, which iirc have a windshield sticker, rather than a back bumper decal. I learned the hard way n...
by urvile
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: No Feathers?!
Replies: 210
Views: 27359

Re: No Feathers?!

AntiM wrote:I comb my hair and I know some always escapes. I'm not going to shave my head for the event.
Braids are stylish, pretty, and eliminate the need. Just a suggestion :)

I have a feeling you aren't tossing hair wads around the playa as it is.
by urvile
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: need Legal help!
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: need Legal help!

This may well be a violation of both State (CFRA and similar) and Federal (FMLA) employment law. The issue may boil down to documentation/proving that you had a legitimate flareup of your condition, triggering the "in loco parentis" provisions of the FMLA or similar state legislation. If you want to...
by urvile
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: need Legal help!
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: need Legal help!

For criminal legal assistance, contact Lawyersforburners. They can provide pro bono legal assistance for criminal matters. Also, fill out a Law Enforcement Agency Feedback Form, it helps the org in working with law enforcement out there. Be as specific as possible. http://www.burningman.com/on_the_p...
by urvile
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Police raids on day 2
Replies: 17
Views: 3010

Re: Police raids on day 2

If you, or anyone you know, has been cited or arrested by law enforcement officers at Burning Man, contact Lawyersforburners.com - they can provide pro bono legal assistance in fighting citations and arrests. Also, if you have had contact with law enforcement at Burning Man of any kind, be it positi...
by urvile
Sun May 20, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: PROJECT: LETTERS TO VIRGINS! HELP ONE TODAY!
Replies: 0
Views: 499

PROJECT: LETTERS TO VIRGINS! HELP ONE TODAY!

With the expected influx of virgins this year, I know a theme camp (Black Rock Spatial Delivery - an on-playa bike messenger service) that would like to distribute letters from veterans to virgins at the gate. Advice, imparting community, etc. Help them out by writing an open letter from your curren...
by urvile
Sun May 20, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Party mess on deep playa, art?
Replies: 261
Views: 61322

Re: Party mess on deep playa, art?

The plug and play camps are always a contentious issue. I have some deeply mixed feelings about them, and in general am against them. But there are certain people who otherwise simply wouldn't be able to come without them (insert debate about whether they SHOULD come if that is the case). I do know ...
by urvile
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: NEW Sound Policy for Mutant Vehicles
Replies: 151
Views: 36172

Re: NEW Sound Policy for Mutant Vehicles

A big issue for me in judging any playa behavior is consent. To wit, if the all the persons involved are capable of, and have given their consent I have a hard time attaching social disapprobation to that behavior. obviously this model does not work for any and all circumstances, but it is a good gu...
by urvile
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How will your theme camp distribute tickets?
Replies: 38
Views: 5291

Re: How will your theme camp distribute tickets?

Our smallish theme camp has most of the critical tickets we need through various channels, thankfully. But we will be using the tickets we are given to get 1) first and foremost a few people bringing critical infrastructure and/or filling vital camp administrative needs out, so 2-3 there; 2) then to...
by urvile
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How will your theme camp distribute tickets?
Replies: 38
Views: 5291

Re: How will your theme camp distribute tickets?

Our smallish theme camp has most of the critical tickets we need through various channels, thankfully. But we will be using the tickets we are given to get 1) first and foremost a few people bringing critical infrastructure and/or filling vital camp administrative needs out, so 2-3 there; 2) then to...
by urvile
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP policy change: 2 tickets now allowed
Replies: 72
Views: 7574

Re: STEP policy change: 2 tickets now allowed

I have no experience with Will Call on the playa but I've heard horror stories of being there for three hours. What's it going to be like if there are 20,000 picking up their tickets from Will Call? Is that going to be the next big challenge? We're probably going to need an entirely separate vehicl...
by urvile
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 153
Views: 16801

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

unregistered theme camps = FUCKYOU! somebody had to get a fuck you. this at least makes sense. if your camp doesnt have a contact person, how are you going to get invited to a sale? (for the record, my camp was unregistered; we were planning on shooting for placement this year prior to the changes)...
by urvile
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 14580

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Remember professional scalpers (stub hub, etc.) will often post tickets they don't even have, based on speculation that they can get the ticket. We know they certainly aren't holding physical tickets because they haven't been printed yet. But we also don;t know if or how many actual confirmation the...
by urvile
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP sellers should be fully reimbursed
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: STEP sellers should be fully reimbursed

Remember the service fee isn't a fee that the BORG put in their pocket. It went to outside services. They can't get that money back for you. But I'd be supportive of a decision to raise the price on STEP tickets by $7 to cover the initial buyers cost there. It might be an accounting mess though, as ...
by urvile
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Only one ticket allowed from step?
Replies: 77
Views: 6121

Re: Only one ticket allowed from step?

I don't anticipate that many tickets moving through STEP anyway, so your odds of getting a STEP tickets will likely be extremely slim. People who have tickets they want to get rid of will give/sell them to friends, etc., first. Of course there will be some people who like the idea of it going to a r...
by urvile
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: BLM
Replies: 45
Views: 3568

Re: BLM

The first rule of Burning Man is You do NOT talk about Burnig Man The second rule of Burning Man is do NOT talk about Burning Man! This. For years I have been watching fb posts, youtube videos, etc., and thinking to myself, "STFU! BE QUIET!" When you find a gold mine, you don't go and tell everyone...
by urvile
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 302
Views: 20414

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

It's almost bizarre how this new STEP decision effectively undermines the entire goal that people should use STEP exclusively for finding their tickets. I'm not so sure that was the goal. I think the goal was to provide a way for people to buy tickets that would know were the genuine article, and n...
by urvile
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 302
Views: 20414

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

It's almost bizarre how this new STEP decision effectively undermines the entire goal that people should use STEP exclusively for finding their tickets. I'm not so sure that was the goal. I think the goal was to provide a way for people to buy tickets that would know were the genuine article, and n...
by urvile
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 302
Views: 20414

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

By the way, there has been a serious lack of rain this year so far. Unless that changes, and changes soon, we can probably look forward to really awful playa conditions with immense amounts of dust. I am looking forward to BIG dust this year! BIG wind! Bring it playa goddess! Bring it. Hopefully it...

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