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by ubu
Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any BLM Citation Stories?
Replies: 61
Views: 16266

there was some discussion a few years ago about the significance of paying the citation given the fact that no appearance before a judge is made. In essence, these citations, when paid are no conviction, and can essentially be treated as a neurological speeding ticket. ymmv. if in a "sensitive posit...
by ubu
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any BLM Citation Stories?
Replies: 61
Views: 16266

"marijuana is a gateway drug." Mom was right.

It is a gateway for the cops into your campsite and/or tent. Don't smoke on the playa.

Or join neighborhood cop watch and keep the cops out of your camping area/neighborhood.

stay paranoid.
by ubu
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any BLM Citation Stories?
Replies: 61
Views: 16266

where is brlover when you need him?

Ingram, sounds like you'all got busted. tell about it?
by ubu
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 79185

right. well, that is interesting. it is kind of a fine distinction, subject to clarification by legal opinion. it looks like the judge in a court case has discretion as to what kind of penalty to apply in a nolo contendere, even though it is not an admission of guilt, and not a conviction. it can be...
by ubu
Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 79185

Re: Consequences

The citation says on the back that "In some federal jurisdictions, payment of the total collateral due constitutes a plea of guilty or nolo contendere". I verified with the Reno court that this is one of those jurisdictions, and so paying the fine would result in a "no contest" (effectively the sam...
by ubu
Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Kids at BM...the ongoing battle
Replies: 96
Views: 27045

The alkali dust is corrosive to certain metals not skin, and only when combined with moisture. You seem to be confusing the acid with the alkali. Yes this is where my misunderstanding happened with the word "errode", since I'd heard that the playa dust will rust exposed metal once off the playa--in...
by ubu
Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Kids at BM...the ongoing battle
Replies: 96
Views: 27045

I'd rather not aid the possible development of lung cancer in my innocent child by exposing him to alkaline dust so corrosive that it erodes the skin on your feet if you walk barefoot too long. Transgirl. May I inform you about the misunderstandings in your post? Nothing erodes your skin out there....
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: BLM proposing raising fees - your help needed
Replies: 113
Views: 32520

yo d6, you be cool. you pass my turing test every time.

We may nonetheless, see this show move off of BLM land sooner rather than later. stay tuned.
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Kids at BM...the ongoing battle
Replies: 96
Views: 27045

You get over yourself, trans-whatever your name is. Lungs are remarkably regenerating things, and nothing regenerates better and faster than a child's lungs. Note a child after a major fire disaster, how much more quickly they recover than the old farts. For your info, methamphetamine is indicated a...
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 79185

Alcohol is the most destructive drug on the playa. Ounce for Ounce, Liver for Liver, the good old killa. Ironically, minors have the strongest Livers. But hey, the only taste of alky I had was a few sips of a 200 dollar bottle of sake that the mother of a friend gave us. we used it to celebrate his ...
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Old Days
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

Ha, Flash gets the long drawn out burner award fer sure cause I don't see no doggy diner no more, except on the back of my eyelids. I'll have a burger with that kerosene, please. I dug his answer to Duchamp this year. I remember the really freaking wierd fire farmers putting their leaf blowers up ag...
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 79185

Nice, Dragonfly. Slight change in policy, but continues the abstraction between enforcement monies and BLM coffers.
Well designed to avoid corruption, which would be inevitable and is oftent rampant in state and local enforcement collection of monies and siezure of assets.
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: looking for burners in a default world
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

skygod rocks. he got it down. you've caught the rabbit. you are the rabbit. throw away the trap. You are that big. Give it away now! I ain't no beyoodist, but I love a good yarn, and it is hard to top the jataka tales for pure yarn spinning. The jataka tales are used to get the listener to realize h...
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: GLOW FUR COAT
Replies: 29
Views: 16528

pix please. I have yet another story that fits in the illuminated costume theme. Late on Friday night, as the sun was starting to lighten the sky, I came across a dude working on trying to fix his el skirt which was shutting off. I tried to help him, was something with the duct taped connection betw...
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: looking for burners in a default world
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: looking for burners in a default world

Does anyone remember me as I was on the Playa (strong, assured, bare breasted, ecstatic)? Yes, I know you in the larger sense. I am the playa mind. One of my classic lines is a response to people when they ask me how many burns I have been to. I ask them, naively " What is burning man?" When people...
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: looking for burners in a default world
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

how about waving randomly at people? saying hello to everyone you feel like saying hello to? talking to someone completely outside of your game? How about noticing the infrastructure?

works for me.
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Dust Cyclone on Wednesday
Replies: 31
Views: 9065

The one pictured above wasn't the one that scared me. the one that scared me, seemed to set-down near the man, and came barreling towards 3:30 and Esp. and then veered off towards 3-2:30ish - It was a swirling mass of dark dust. Someone said it was an F2-3 tornado (confirmations? reports?) People w...
by ubu
Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 79185

I don't post rumors Tiara, I post research. I've been contributing to this thread a little and have been conversing, reasonably, with brlover, a BLM ranger and Federal officer, since 2003, just after you joined eplaya. I appreciate brlover even as I vet everything he says with my own feeble powers o...
by ubu
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa Haikus
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

I looked for you My heart ached for you When I finally found you Late in the week I saw that your experience was yours, different from mine My camp was different, with no name, I am here only to give of what I always am so far gone no turning back The show is nothing compared to the fire in my heart...
by ubu
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Having fun at LEO's expense
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

I'm not messing with anybody out there. I'm just friendly and open as I am everywhere. The Pershing county gentlefolk are just that much more relaxed and acclimated to the burn. There is even an enthusiastic retired Nevada Supreme Court Judge who is a regulare burner. Our federal officers, with some...
by ubu
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The annual post-playa depression thread
Replies: 10
Views: 5680

I did notice quite an effect on the caltrans workers, the road crews and the toll booth attendant at the bay bridge. That was the first time I have received an enthusiastic thumbs up from a tollbooth collector, and that smile, what a smile he gave me as he stuck his thumb skyward! All the other burn...
by ubu
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 79185

Re: Let's be friends :)

Dearest Ubu, I don't know that we need be advesaries. What was described in the previous post is not a violation of anyone's privacy. A car being driven down the road in an open area video taping whatever can be seen is simply not a violation of privacy. No more than if I drove down your street and...
by ubu
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa Haikus
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

I'm going to break the haiku form just because I want to: yes you know me blake had it about right i am in you and you in me mutual in love divine I am the playa mind when we met i fell into a deep pool you handed me a rope I grabbed a hold and together we pulled down the stars be honest it was not ...
by ubu
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BLM citations
Replies: 220
Views: 79185

I saw a BLM suburban driving slowing along the Esplanade (wednesday I think) using a video camera to film everything from the road. They appeared to zoom in on tents, structures, rides, etc as they went. I happened to be undressing at the time in my tent, with a screen between us, but felt a little...
by ubu
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Dust Cyclone on Wednesday
Replies: 31
Views: 9065

(This is nuts, the Ride of the Valkyries came on the radio just as I started reading your story, ubu) Now that is synchronicity or urchronicity as the old cronopio julio cortazar used to say. Unfortunately not even a secure vehicle is safe if your neighbors do not have their act together. One frien...
by ubu
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: negative forums and the experience itself
Replies: 59
Views: 16567

more pressing than non-consensual touching is just plain safety. Be aware applies to all of us. just try communicating and negotiating. Most people are kind and will help you when in need. Many are just not aware. Drink less alcohol. Doctor's orders. Stay paranoid and you will have a decent time out...
by ubu
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Any get pictures of my celebrity friends?
Replies: 21
Views: 16188

This a pure spam thread. Can we kill this thread? The user no longer exists.
by ubu
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Any get pictures of my celebrity friends?
Replies: 21
Views: 16188

You've got to be joking? I did not take a single picture, thank you. My favorite people were the new and old I saw and nodded to or spoke to. Sometimes I would say Hi to people and they would ask me, "do I know you." "Yes, you do I'd say, look into my eyes, you know me." Celebrity is a poor substitu...
by ubu
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Dust Cyclone on Wednesday
Replies: 31
Views: 9065

Nice playa surfing Mylia, I was at about 4:00 when I saw the wall coming. I knew what it meant when I saw it, so I quickly rode back to 6:30 to my camp, yelling the whole way, "you have three or four minutes till mother nature kicks your ass." Our structures were already secure, but our neighbors, w...
by ubu
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: negative forums and the experience itself
Replies: 59
Views: 16567

I believe wholeheartedly in the idea of radical inclusion, but come Friday and Saturday it becomes somewhat dangerous for a small young woman like myself to behave the way I do earlier in the week. I tried to be as open and friendly as possible, and it got me groped, sucked on, and kissed by 3 push...

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