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by Molotov
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 101
Views: 6687

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

720 pages of public comments in Volume 2, many of which are virtually identical. Pages upon pages of dumpster, light pollution, and wild animal protection comments. BLM appears to have just given up replying to each, just referring the commenters over and over to a previously printed answer, many of...
by Molotov
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 101
Views: 6687

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

I believe the ESD contracted firefighters and equipment at the airport will meet the firefighting requirements, They have at least one dedicated, high capacity engine that must stay there with crew. Perhaps the thing I have the largest objection to is the contracted third-party security screeners wi...
by Molotov
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Can You See This Happening???
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Can You See This Happening???

I think some residents of placed theme camps or villages are reluctant to invite in outside campers, is that if these new residents leave a MOOPy mess or commit some other malfeasance, it can reflect badly upon the placed camp and jeopardize placement in future years.
by Molotov
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 Internet Connectivity
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: 2019 Internet Connectivity

I heard a rumor that a camp adjacent to an irritating PnP set up an open access node with no backhaul to the Internet and with an SSID implying it was in the PnP. The PnP was then questioned incessantly by passers by, who should not be connecting anyway, on how to connect. That would be a combinati...
by Molotov
Sat May 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: My favorite video (today) thread
Replies: 228
Views: 34328

Even birds clean up MOOP

by Molotov
Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Sand art on BLM land?
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Sand art on BLM land?

In the US of A there are exactly two beaches where the public can drive. Pismo Beach in California and Daytona Beach in Florida. Both are packed and high-traffic. Oh, we have a few in Texas on the Gulf. Crystal Beach north of Galveston, and Surfside Beach in Brazoria County south of Galveston, as w...
by Molotov
Mon May 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 101
Views: 6687

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

Yes filing a FOIA request for all comments on the EIS is bound to make for some interesting reading. Are BLM and other Feds eligible to send in their own comments in an off-duty average citizen role? That sounds like stacking the deck to me, if so. Doesn't really matter though. BLM has already made ...
by Molotov
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: ShowClix apologizes for ticketing meltdown
Replies: 0
Views: 350

ShowClix apologizes for ticketing meltdown

Excerpt from article: "We are profoundly disappointed that we did not perform in the way that the Burning Man community deserves" In a Friday (April 26) blog post, ShowClix's president Brian Arnone offered a carefully-worded explanation for what caused the ticketing sale to be shut down amid a rash ...
by Molotov
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: My favorite video (today) thread
Replies: 228
Views: 34328

Re: My favorite video (today) thread

Maybe some of these playa tourists will just do this instead of making the trip to TTITD...
by Molotov
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Most strategic DSLR for night + video
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Most strategic DSLR for night + video

You might consider an underwater housing for any high end camera and lens. The dust out there is super invasive and a professional post-event cleaning may not get it all out. Myself, I just use a Nikon water and dust proof point and shoot and just hose it off with a little vinegar and water when I g...
by Molotov
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Returning Volunteer, wondering about perks
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Returning Volunteer, wondering about perks

If you are volunteering this year, you need to speak directly with your Volunteer Coordinator about this issue. You won't see anything on an open forum.
by Molotov
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 101
Views: 6687

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

Or perhaps the BMOrg subsidizes the existing solid waste transfer station near Gerlach, funding several staff positions to keep the normally closed station open on the Labor Day weekend, and renting a sufficient number of roll off dumpsters. Dumping fees would be kept low enough to encourage folks t...
by Molotov
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 101
Views: 6687

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

So..... if the BMOrg says "Fuck it!" and walks away from the event, the EIS is a moot point. There will be no closure order (although BLM may invent some compelling reason, like endangered fairy shrimp) and the playa will be opened up to the general public for any legal use, much the same as it is t...
by Molotov
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 120
Views: 9815

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

It's time to institute the "Accoutabilibuddy" program on the playa. Every virgin will have a buddy to monitor thier adherance to the pricipals. Failure of the accoutabilibuddy will incure cruel and unusual punishments!!! Actually that's not a bad idea. I have always supported the idea that every Bu...
by Molotov
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 101
Views: 6687

Re: 10 Yr EIS....a cautionary tale for BLM -LONG POST

BLM should be aware there can be repercussions for "arbitrary and capricious demands" placed on event organizers by government agencies. ============================ Excerpt from the article: (Bold and highlighted areas inserted by me) Latin Music Festival Organizers Claim Police and Fire Demands Ru...
by Molotov
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 896
Views: 75422

Re: "It's news to me!"

At least we have so few streets we don't have a problem with trying to translate 24 hour time to a 12 hour clock (2300=11 PM)
by Molotov
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: BRCCP: Black Rock City Communist Party
Replies: 1224
Views: 76142

Re: BRCCP: Black Rock City Communist Party

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How in the Hell did U-Haul get that Nevada art past the BMOrg copyright censors? "Burning Man should not be a backdrop to your advertising..."
by Molotov
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__
Replies: 36
Views: 2617

Re: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__

Based on that org chart, that's a shit load of sherpas.
by Molotov
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Playascape - a giant interactive platform
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Playascape - a giant interactive platform

Token wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:14 am
If I could change one thing, it would be this:

The one side from the highest peak of the structure ... needs to be a slide.
Preferably an astro turf covered slide.
by Molotov
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bus/RV insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Bus/RV insurance

If you have any roadside assistance plan, read the fine print, and call the company if you don't understand it. If you break down or get hopelessly stuck on the playa, many plans won't cover you because the "vehicle was intentionally driven off road" or it was more than X number of feet from a paved...
by Molotov
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 120
Views: 9815

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

I'm trying to wrap my head around this.... A person who has been unable to obtain a ticket through the normal methods, buys into an expensive p-n-p camp primarily to get a DGS ticket?

I guess I underestimate how desperate some people are to attend a dusty event in the Black Rock Desert.
by Molotov
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: My favorite video (today) thread
Replies: 228
Views: 34328

Re: My favorite video (today) thread

The parallels to the "tourists" climbing Mount Everest and the p-n-p playa tourists are amazing. (well, maybe except for the accumulating frozen dead bodies) Even the poor sherpas are exploited. And their "org" (national government) is glad to generate revenue from the tourist trade. https://youtu.b...
by Molotov
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Researchers Experiment on Burners
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Researchers Experiment on Burners

Boa-Z, you may be on to something with this taking yourself hostage thing.

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by Molotov
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Advice on a volunteer idea
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Advice on a volunteer idea

Getting permission to use any non-pedal equipped transportation with more than 3 wheels may be problematic in trying to haul your gear around. So a golf cart or utility vehicle with no disability placard may be out.
by Molotov
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3020
Views: 258529

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

The parent agency of BLM, the US Dept. of the Interior is seeking to limit the transparency of the agency through open record requests.

Local news article on DOI and Open Records
by Molotov
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: BRCCP: Black Rock City Communist Party
Replies: 1224
Views: 76142

Re: BRCCP: Black Rock City Communist Party

Tatonka-when you have a military numbering in the millions, it's easy to sort out the lookers, right down to matching cup size and height, for your marching squads. They have a remarkable similarity in the appearance of the marchers, so much so, that at first I thought it was CGI.
by Molotov
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: ePlaya board activity
Replies: 5
Views: 708

ePlaya board activity

Where are the low points on the bell curve of ePlaya activity? I would imagine activity spikes way up in the weeks approaching, during, and immediately after the event, and gradually slows to a crawl in the gloomy winter months when visions of sugar plums are dancing in burner heads instead of playa...
by Molotov
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: There is a big blank space
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: There is a big blank space

ditto
by Molotov
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 25482

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Lonesomebri wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:11 pm
During this past summer I made it up to the playa and saw the 747 upper chassis in storage in Empire, being used as a cover for hundreds of rusting bikes. Now, that was impressive!
I always said that upper shell would make some farmer a hell of a hay barn.
by Molotov
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: 2018 Event Stickers
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: 2018 Event Stickers

Somebody may have ratfucked (military term) the box of guides and taken out the stickers.

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