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by Aze
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Coolers and Mylar, how to?
Replies: 20
Views: 2875

Re: Coolers and Mylar, how to?

I found mylar outside useful my first couple of burns because I was a dumbass and left the cooler out in the sun. The reflectance is useful, but the more important aspect is that it keeps the wind from convecting the cool away if you keep it snugged tight. I still had to get ice most every day. But ...
by Aze
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: At what time does it start getting cold at night?
Replies: 23
Views: 2905

Re: At what time does it start getting cold at night?

It definitely gets colder soon after the sun goes down, but unlike in coastal areas it keeps getting colder and colder until the sun comes up. Partially because of the slight altitude and because the playa doesn't store as much heat as concrete or cities. This is why the ravers who stay up until the...
by Aze
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8430

Re: Main Sale

Got two tickets but no vehicle pass about 12:34pm. In the queue around 11:41am, didn't refresh at all in my windows 7 firefox browser until I got all the way through the queue, at which time it showed no tickets and no vehicle passes. Started pressing refresh over and over again, and every few times...
by Aze
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Obstructed license plate
Replies: 64
Views: 5123

Obstructed license plate

Officer [name redacted] tells me to get back in my car and stop photographing his obstructed license plate, after he wrote me a ticket for my bicycle obstructing my bicycle plate. I just can't stand hypocrisy. This cop car's plate is not visible; it is obstructed by the winch, possibly lower than th...
by Aze
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: law enforcement 2013
Replies: 265
Views: 16359

Re: law enforcement 2013

Here is some information on concerns about ending up with a computer showing a misdemeanor one's permanent record for a typical BLM citation, even though BMOrg and others consider the citations to be infractions rather than crimes punishable by jail. A BLM citation for pot possession at Burning Man ...
by Aze
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: This is what happens when hippies freaks & artists run thing
Replies: 11
Views: 3737

Re: This is what happens when hippies freaks & artists run t

Low ticket prices are dysfunctional? Only in the same way that low housing prices are dysfunctional, which is to say not at all except to insiders looking to keep outsiders out. Low ticket prices are radically inclusive. Seems pretty functional to me even if the road here was bumpy.
by Aze
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coleman Geosport Shade Structure - your advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 5658

I used a Coleman GeoSport 15' diameter shade structure on the playa twice. I was pretty good about using all the included tie down lines, and staking well, but it still ended up getting mangled in a big dust storm; the plastic connector pieces deformed, so one then two legs became hingey instead of ...
by Aze
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Deep Playa Movie Theater--thanks and a request for photos
Replies: 13
Views: 13106

I loved the touch of having the woman greet us "You made it!". I missed the lack of deep playa works this year, but this made up for some.
by Aze
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any BLM Citation Stories?
Replies: 61
Views: 14839

If the teacher is concerned about what will go on her record check out the research I posted last year: http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=6331&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=198 The short story is that it will be on your record but in a paper form that can't be found by electr...
by Aze
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any BLM Citation Stories?
Replies: 61
Views: 14839

It felt to me like law enforcement was more undercover this year than in previous years. Last year I saw lots of white golf carts with no decorations and uniformed cops cruising around, but this year the white golf carts had cheesy incomplete decorations like an EL-wire Man on the top, and the offic...
by Aze
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any BLM Citation Stories?
Replies: 61
Views: 14839

It felt to me like law enforcement was more undercover this year than in previous years. Last year I saw lots of white golf carts with no decorations and uniformed cops cruising around, but this year the white golf carts had cheesy incomplete decorations like an EL-wire Man on the top, and the offic...
by Aze
Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How Much Did You End Up Paying For Your BLM Citation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3788

No question that this could go on the NCIC record if the BLM wanted, but they don't. These BLM citations are a strange wormhole where the usual rules and logic don't necessarily apply. I spoke with two different people at the BLM central violations bureau (where the fine gets paid) in addition to tw...
by Aze
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 74673

After getting this citation I've done a lot of reading up on what rights a person has when coming into contact with cops that want to search. One of the best resources is: http://flexyourrights.com/ and their video on youtube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=3NmC5wHfCdM Definitely required watching if yo...
by Aze
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How Much Did You End Up Paying For Your BLM Citation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3788

Re: How Much Did You End Up Paying For Your BLM Citation?

$525 citation for marijuana possession, cited for 23CFR8365.1-4B2 (considered misdemeanor I believe), paid within 30 days, no court appearance. BTW, to respond to the person who was concerned about getting a NCIC record, my extensive research shows that for these BLM citations no NCIC record is crea...
by Aze
Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Treatment of Women at BM
Replies: 90
Views: 20631

One of the first days of my first burn, I was on the Esplanade and saw a woman in an amazing costume, bare breasted, on a 10 foot tall bicycle. With her get up and body language she was putting herself out there, so I figured this is a good opportunity to take a "here's a crazy Burning Man thin...
by Aze
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 74673

ubu, many thanks for that info. Three different lawyers had told me that paying the fine would result in a conviction, but after your reply and some more web research on my part I think they were wrong. They probably didn't know that there was no court date listed on the citation. It is interesting ...
by Aze
Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 74673

Consequences

I did a lot of research on just what would go on my record for this citation, and let me share what I learned. Basically if I pay the citation within the 30 days, I won't get anything on my record, but I will have been convicted of a misdemeanor. The $525 citation gets paid to the "Central Viol...
by Aze
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 74673

Records

There seems to be a lot of confusion about whether these citations go on your record if you pay them. I spoke with the court clerk who said if they are paid it won't show up on your record at all. She said the info stops at the Central Violations Bureau which is where you pay the ticket. She said th...
by Aze
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 74673

2006 Pot Bust

Looks like I'm the first one to post on this thread about 2006. I'll share the story of my $525 pot citation. It's a pretty detailed writeup but if you have never gone through the interrogation/search process it might be of interest. It was eye opening to me how sneaky they were. I was getting a cou...

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