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by Sandstorm
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: 2016 Art Theme
Topic: 2016 Theme announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )'(
Replies: 50
Views: 4612

Re: 2016 Theme announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )'(

sandstorm...from that blog...you know the one... Simon: Thank you for your post. Even before you made it I was already of the same mind as you in regards to who it was who made that Burning Blog comment under my playa name. I'll revisit this situation in a few days when I have more time on my hands...
by Sandstorm
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: 2016 Art Theme
Topic: 2016 Theme announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )'(
Replies: 50
Views: 4612

Re: 2016 Theme announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )'(

To those on eplaya with whom I've butted heads in the past: A Burner friend of mine just sent me a PM on FB and asked me if over on the Burning Blog I wrote the first comment to the article that announced the theme for the 2016 Burn. FYI, the answer to that question is a GIANT and EMPHATIC " NO...
by Sandstorm
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

...I am not as big an asshole as i play on TV, and i am sure that if you and i were to sit down in the dust and share a moment or two, we would become friends. ...anyway, Peace to you, and Happy Holidays and may the Days grow longer from here on out... 8) Simon : My sincere thanks for your post. El...
by Sandstorm
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

...You haven't gifted anything yet... Really? Nice try. You clearly actually don't know anything about me. https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=72736&p=1051412#p1051412 I hope that this finds you well. I've taken some time to thoughtfully respond to your fundraising email rega...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

But you're losing sleep over the org... You clearly haven't actually read my recent posts. The tenor, length and frequency of my ComCamp Controversy related posts have declined in recent weeks. The weird thing is that it was during that time that a few people chose to attack me. people who have don...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

Can someone please explain to me the difference between Sandstorm's posts and those of Lonesomebri? Elderberry : I've become the popular whipping boy for a group of people in here who see what they want to see. There's literally nothing that I can post that will pass their litmus test. The ways in ...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

To those you are enjoying ganging up on me I thought that I'd share this with you. Last week I wrote this on my FB profile. Even if I don't make it back to Burning Man next year or ever again I look forward to helping some yet unknown person make it to BM next year. Although I've been burnt out by t...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

Sandstorm, I'm with you, but at this point, I gotta agree with digital here. You've said "you're done" with Burning Man in about 20 posts now. Might be time to walk the walk (away). Also, the use of the word "attack" is problematic. This is a message board on the internets. Unle...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

I'm curious: why do you enjoy repeatedly attacking someone who's never attacked you or slandered you? First, slander implies a falsehood. Second, because I work my ass off putting on the show and the continued bitching, mainly from you, gives me nausea. I hate nausea ( and whining ). There are a to...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

digital wrote:...Dude, we get your feelings on the matter. Really, we do.


I'm curious: why do you enjoy repeatedly attacking someone who's never attacked you or slandered you?
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

And why do we care about any of this? Simply put, some people seem to get a sense of belonging discussing the issue ad infinitum ... digital : Lonesomebri did a wonderful job of summing my take on your SOP about this subject. I just wish that, as a start, all the folks commenting their feelings on ...
by Sandstorm
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

2% of 70,000 is 1400, not 14,000. Your post made me realize that 70,000 is the wrong number to look at here. Via the BRC census we know that roughly 40% of BM attendees in a given year are newbies. That means that the number we should be looking at it between 35,000 and 40,000. A petition that's si...
by Sandstorm
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

The lack of shock and outrage from the Burner community to this not-so-shocking apology isn't exactly shocking either... Have you not been reading the comments sections to the recent ComCamp related blog entries on the BM site? There's been enough outrage to burn down half of a dozen oversized effi...
by Sandstorm
Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

...But the floodgates are opened. Our eyes are opened and the Org is learning they can't just sweep it under the rug anymore. VultureChow : I loved your post. Separately, all the drama that's happened surrounding the event in recent years has shown me that Larry & Co. are basically incapable of...
by Sandstorm
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4794

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

I think some people take things too far and are too emotionally invested in something, that ultimately, is a camping trip in the desert. I don't believe anyone here sees Burning Man as just a "camping trip in the desert." Of course, stripped away of all the collective intention, that's in...
by Sandstorm
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum
Replies: 187
Views: 8788

Re: A Statement from Jim Tananbaum

I find JT's response a failure in many ways. On a personal note, I find the timing of its release hysterical. I've recently had my morals and my ComCamp related motives and opinions questioned and/or lambasted by some other Burners and now JT has suddenly rolled out a pathetic post that illustrates ...
by Sandstorm
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4794

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

Sandstorm sling some of the poo back , this place will let you hollar out . Sometimes it just teaseing , so dont let it get you down . You feel whatever you want to feel about stuff , dont let any words mess with ya. Let your skin become thick like the leather skin of a burner ") tatonka : Thi...
by Sandstorm
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4794

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

I totally agree Sandstorm. Thanks for your support. I sincerely wish that I didn't feel the way that I do about eplaya. In theory it should be a welcoming place for all but it's not. There are some great people that pass through here and some of them have made me feel very positive on an emotional ...
by Sandstorm
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4794

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

...I'm also a bit concerned that you see me (and others) disagreeing as "attacks". Eric : Thank you for your post. As much as I'm frustrated with some of the people on here I don't want to create any acrimony between you and me. I simply wish that you hadn't gone from zero to 100 so quick...
by Sandstorm
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4794

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

...So no, in my opinion, putting away our high degree of suspicion of Larry & Co is clearly not warranted. Yet. ...So, I agree, keep up the (reasonable) vigilance. One thing that I've repeatedly said to people in recent months about Larry & Co. is that behavior such as the Ticket Lottery Fi...
by Sandstorm
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4794

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

Now the airport is a "big part" of the problem? Eric : This is a friendly post, not a mean spirited one. If you are as open-minded as you say you are then you could have responded to my remark about the BRC airport with one very simple question. Your post could have gone something like th...
by Sandstorm
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.
Replies: 88
Views: 4794

Re: Burning Man® forgot what a gift is.

...I was bothered by an email that I got from Burning Man® today. I am speaking specifically about The Jackrabbit Speaks V19:#8:12.12.14 Supporting Burning Man In this email Burning Man® ASKS FOR A GIFT. This is heresy... sayZar1999 : Thank you very much for your highly articulate and heartfelt pos...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 8366

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

What is your endgame, Sandstorm? At some point we all need to make the decision to continue with this thing or walk away. It seems some people will never be fully satisfied with the response from The Org and should therefore find something else to fill their time. What started as a simple "Sho...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 8366

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

While everyone is entitled to their opinion about that site and its owner the fact is that that site is the ONLY one that has shone a light on the quagmire of dysfunction and cronyism that seems to infest many aspects of THE BORG. Ever ask yourself why? Yes, just like I've asked myself why the inne...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 8366

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

sandstorm, you seem like a nice fellow. ever notice how when you're in a hurry everyone else on the road is an asshole? step back....breathe. Simon : I'm not sure what to take from that. You were the one who breathlessly rushed forward and took a cheap shot at me and then rewrote your post. I don't...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 8366

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

Simon of the Playa wrote:poo flingers who live in glass houses should not fling poo.

mr. burners.mexxxx got a heapin' helpin' o' Karma.


Tasty... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


SImon: I JUST happened to catch the original content of your post, which was:

clue

buy one


Really?
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: My letter to the Burning Man Project
Replies: 56
Views: 3653

Re: My letter to the Burning Man Project

The recent posts in "The Voices of Burning Man" (aka the Burning Blog) from Larry Harvey and the BMORG are a good first step, but there are still too many unanswered questions. I feel that Larry and the BMORG had to respond the the constant questions asked by many burners here and on the ...
by Sandstorm
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 8366

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

Danger Ranger's post was almost PERFECT...until he attacked the owner of b******.me. There was no need to do that and he ended up looking like an ass for doing so. While everyone is entitled to their opinion about that site and its owner the fact is that that site is the ONLY one that has shone a li...
by Sandstorm
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 8366

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

...What got Larry to respond, the Borg to react and do anything about this, is constant outside-the-Borg pressure, complaints and scrutiny. If you like the positive response and want the Borg to continue reacting to community concerns, it was the voice of the community that will do that also. Good ...
by Sandstorm
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps
Replies: 158
Views: 8366

Re: LarryCo Responds re: Commodification Camps

BTW, I was just posted this on FB at 4:14AM EST on 12/4/14: "FYI, the links to the comments sections for both of the new ComCamp related posts on the BM blog are currently non-functioning. It seems that they've been turned off at some point this evening. They were certainly functioning earlier....

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