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by Lord Of Ruin
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Ranger Trainees-watch out!
Replies: 74
Views: 6270

Re: Ranger Trainees-watch out!

I'll make a few overarching comments: The Rangers do their best to weed out people that are authority seekers. Some mask it well, and for some it only emerges after they've become empowered. There are disciplinary protocols, but unless specific and timely feedback is given to the Rangers as an Org, ...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Ranger Trainees-watch out!
Replies: 74
Views: 6270

Re: Ranger Trainees-watch out!

We're always told to "Find a Ranger". So what is your function and when SHOULD we "Find a Ranger"? Ah...good point! You should certainly find a Ranger when you have a problem. For some things, a Ranger can help you themselves, immediately. This is usually with information: "...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Ranger Trainees-watch out!
Replies: 74
Views: 6270

Re: Ranger Trainees-watch out!

I know there is a real glamor to the Ranger name and they have had a good reputation in BRC. But I have to say, sadly, that I heard a very similar story from a very different person last year: purposefully harsh and deceptive trainers, "gotcha!" kind of tests, a shift that stretched to do...
by Lord Of Ruin
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Ranger Trainees-watch out!
Replies: 74
Views: 6270

Re: Ranger Trainees-watch out!

First, I'd like to say how sorry I am that your experience trying for the Rangers wasn't a positive one. Letting people down easily after they try hard to make a team is never easy. But I wanted to point out a few things I think are not quite correct, or at the very least quite biased in your portra...
by Lord Of Ruin
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Aiding ticketless burners ticket revocation is FASCIST
Replies: 97
Views: 3859

Re: Misconstruing vs radical inclusiveness

Thanx all - YEAH we deserve a brutal, hierarchical, inherently undemocratic entity such as a blanket statement free loader perimeter police force to keep the unwanted out as well as their accomplices........... revoke them tickets - punish them - let's get the rotten eggs and tomatoes out!!! Party ...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 5526

Re: Exodus 2013 - How was it?

We decided to sacrifice watching the temple burn to get a fast exodus, but in spite of it being posted here on ePlaya, nobody seemed to know about the 8pm Temple Burn plan. So we ended up missing the burn and getting caught in the line after it, since "just before the burn" is normally a ...
by Lord Of Ruin
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 5526

Re: The Gate Access Radio broadcast did more harm than good.

Our strategy was to pack on Sunday and listen to the radio for an opportune time to leave. Our plan failed due to inaccurate and not updated radio information. GAR seemed like it should be the authoritative source for exodus information. Unfortunately it was a recorded message that was rarely updat...
by Lord Of Ruin
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: law enforcement 2013
Replies: 265
Views: 16695

Re: law enforcement 2013

I took a few friends out to the Robot Heart art car. All sober. Buddy of mine realizes he has some jolly ranchers, and goes to give them out. Cue our group getting pulled out of the crowd by BLM, lights flashed in our eyes, and harassed over jolly ranchers. They refused to identify themselves and d...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: To Flame vs. Playa Bike Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Re: To Flame vs. Playa Bike Repair

Yeah, you're right that commercial businesses are nothing new; I'm not disputing that. Like I said before: I'm not opposed to commercial entities providing services, and in fact see many not as a necessary evil, but a benefit. What I'm asking is: why is To Flame being singled out? Also, I don't thi...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: law enforcement 2013
Replies: 265
Views: 16695

Re: law enforcement 2013

And since folks generally have an anti-LEO bent here, I thought some clarification would be in order. When you see evictions listed in their stats, almost all of those are at the behest/guidance of the community for people not conforming to the event rules. Just to be clear that BLM isn't walking ar...
by Lord Of Ruin
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Will Call the bung hole of BM
Replies: 68
Views: 4192

Re: Will Call the bung hole of BM

Wow...lots of questions and comments. Ygmir has answered some, but I'll chime in FWIW. For UnJon: There is no lane from the highway because that'd be unfair. So you come tooling down the highway and zip all the way to willcall in your special lane (if there's no wait). Since there's special lanes to...
by Lord Of Ruin
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Public sex acts?
Replies: 138
Views: 25669

Re: Public sex acts?

A) Other than public nudity & walking around with open alcohol, if you have to ask "is _______________ legal at Burning Man", it's probably not. B) Think of ePlaya as a house party. Do you walk into a room full of strangers & ask, repeatedly, if anyone's kinky & if you can hav...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burner Profiles?
Replies: 65
Views: 14984

Re: Burner Profiles?

Registered camps, vehicles, and art projects already have something of a permanent record, each department has their own electronic records going back many years (far longer than either you or I have been attending the event). The only consideration as far as directed tickets is concerned is "...
by Lord Of Ruin
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: which time zone the office are?
Replies: 16
Views: 1657

Re: which time zone the office are?

Im not from the u.s (israel) and im really excited for being for the first time in the burning man and i want to make sure i wont miss the tickets seal so i whant to know when the tickets seal start, be which time zone should i prepar my self This post subject is hella awesome. I read it and for a ...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Office Host? Really?
Replies: 27
Views: 5163

Re: Office Host? Really?

It's neither a new position nor a fancy term for a receptionist job (well, they provide backup on reception duties). Burning Man's offices have a lot of meeting rooms that see quite a bit of action - internal department and team meetings as well as meetings with volunteer groups and outside folks (...
by Lord Of Ruin
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Living on the Edge
Replies: 17
Views: 2349

Re: Living on the Edge

Well, not that edge, though BRC is kinda' there. I'm talking about living on the edge of BRC, out in the burbs. We got wheels-on-playa about 2:00 AM Monday and got through Willcall, Gate and Greeters about 4. Frustration and fatigue got me parked at 7:30 & J, right on the corner. I put my rig a...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How safe is burning man?
Replies: 90
Views: 11624

Re: How safe is burning man?

Dear LoR, SNIP-- that when we--his "offendees" approached him about the issue, he blew us off and dismissed us as it being a "misunderstanding." Uh...this is exactly what I proposed for you to do. SNIP "I appreciate that you want to protect him from us hysterical women folk...
by Lord Of Ruin
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How safe is burning man?
Replies: 90
Views: 11624

Re: How safe is burning man?

Please don't misunderstand this post as defending the guy in any way. But as a guy, it's really awful to have a misunderstand paint you with a brush you might not have deserved. Here's how I'd like it handled if I were the proposed creeper, but perhaps wasn't really. Woman in question that feels lik...
by Lord Of Ruin
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 40779

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

There is nothing in the world wrong with acting like a civilized human being. If standing in the dust and ripping tickets is hard, what about the Medical people? Their job is hard but you don't see them verbally-abusing people for dehydration. The DMV didn't verbally-abuse people for not having the...
by Lord Of Ruin
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 40779

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

We usually bring two chilled 6 packs, one for the gate and one for the greeters. Other than sometimes walking on things in the truck we'd rather they not step on, we've never had a problem. Though I have to add that we never had a problem before we started bringing them beer. We just do it because ...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Serial Rapist on the playa
Replies: 123
Views: 40235

Re: Serial Rapist on the playa

Seems like with the money coming into the Org, coupled with an insurance policy, that the Org stance could be that: Any reported rape will be attended to by LEO and appropriate members of ESD. ESD has specifically trained members that can help offer support and outline the victim's options. One opti...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2012
Replies: 264
Views: 17984

Re: Top Asshats of 2012

This douche http://eplaya.burningman.org/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23598 Well, that's not very nice. What's got your dander up? I'm a "top asshat" because I disagreed with a member of Gate being called a "stupid bitch" and defended her? <shakes head> Ah....the entitl...
by Lord Of Ruin
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2012
Replies: 264
Views: 17984

Re: Top Asshats of 2012

This douche http://eplaya.burningman.org/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23598 Well, that's not very nice. What's got your dander up? I'm a "top asshat" because I disagreed with a member of Gate being called a "stupid bitch" and defended her? <shakes head> Ah....the entitl...
by Lord Of Ruin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 35727

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

There has always (okay, for longer than I have been going, started in 2002) been procedures for the llc (I don't know pre-llc practices) to evict persons, or camps. Yup. Doesn't happen all that often at each Burn, but a handful of the Org departments have established procedures for doing it. Nothin...
by Lord Of Ruin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 40779

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

Fucking Freebird. Just... horrible. Everything else was just lovely though :) I keep waiting for someone to explain this, but it doesn't seem to be forthcoming. DPW lost a core member of their group this year. The playing of freebird was a tribute to him and was in no way meant to be any form of a ...
by Lord Of Ruin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 40779

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

RH- Your "cross the street" assholes, must have been across the 4:30 side, right? cause we were your across D neighbors, and I know nothing if the asshatery that you're talking about with the cans and glow sticks. Did you guys repeatedly report them to Rangers and Placement? They have a v...
by Lord Of Ruin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 40779

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

WORST: The stupid bitch at Gate who refered to early Burners as "her dummies" because they arrived a couple of hours early thinking that there would a much, much longer line to the gate. You must think you're pretty fucking awesome to greet people to BRC by insulting them, there, Precious...
by Lord Of Ruin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 40779

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

Best My camp mates. Kiting on the playa. Running into a classmate I haven't seen in over 35 years. All the positive vibrations from other burners. No yahoo encounters. The Greeters who cheered me up. The art. Wall Street. The Temple. The Man. YOU!!!! Worst Being stopped at the gate for the sole pur...
by Lord Of Ruin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 40779

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

WORST: potentially getting fired from job I have a chronic medical condition and had a flare up on playa making me unable to travel home on Thursday. I am out on legal disability and have MUCH medical documentaion on file. My spouse, also on playa, needed to be back at work on Friday. Since we didn...
by Lord Of Ruin
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Gate Greeters
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Re: Gate Greeters

LoR is correct that the schedule for Greeters is now set, BUT, it's never too late to come and learn to be a Greeter. Greeting is one of those jobs where having more people out greeting is always good. Come on out to the Greeter's station and introduce yourself to the Lead greeters on duty. There i...

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