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by MikeVDS
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

If you bring an infant, you are not supporting the kid's freedom you are fulfilling your own selfish needs. I agree completely and in general would tell people NOT to bring an infant, but what freedom is there to support, especially before they are crawling? It's obviously selfish, just like any ot...
by MikeVDS
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

but unfortunately, the most vocal and persistant usually display the tendency to invalidate the significance of unintended negative effects, and that really disturbs me. it strikes me as uncaring, insensitive, or simply unaware how others react to it - like thier concerns dont matter. I admittedly ...
by MikeVDS
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

And let's be realistic, this is not a dwelling/settlement, this is a week-long party that organizes itself as a city. Children are an optional component of BRC. I always think it's funny when people define the event as what they do at the event. The funny thing is that I rarely drink at BM. I think...
by MikeVDS
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

spectabillis wrote:sure there's quite a bit lost thats significant to me, but its not all about me.
Good point. :wink:
by MikeVDS
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking for Owner of a Flinstone-like Art Car with 2 wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

I've seen a few of those over the years, pretty neat designs. Funny thing is that I saw the "actual" flintstone car out there this year, meaning they built a car that looked just like the one in the cartoon.
by MikeVDS
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bikes
Replies: 32
Views: 4336

I use fuzzy-cuffs with the quick release on them to "lock" my bike. First off-I make my bike weird, and a little weird to ride. so if someone takes my bike it's not an accident and I know they are asking for an ass-kickin'. Every bike I've known to be stolen, was ordinary looking. Next I do "lock" i...
by MikeVDS
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Slide of death = burns!
Replies: 83
Views: 15284

I decided to go down before the astroturf was installed. There was a rope to hold on to that I kept with me and I kept my feet down to keep from going to fast. Well I let myself start going a little too fast where I could no longer slow myself down and didn't want to take the rope burn on my hand, s...
by MikeVDS
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

those were never enforced, now they are, and you didnt acknowledge the rest. So now they are being enforced, but there have always been kids, so that was not the changing factor. You do not make a valid argument. I don't see any evidence that kids presence at burningman have anything to do with dru...
by MikeVDS
Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

one is confusion to whats appropriate around children, the other is strict intolerance based on sexual affilitation. I'd say they are both confusion and intolerance. Is intolerance based on age not very similar as intolerance based on sexual preference? There should be no confusion on what's approp...
by MikeVDS
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

several years ago i opened discussions about the effects of people bringing in children, and there were quite a few who said they never feel comfortable knowing whats acceptable to do in front of them. So what? There are lots of things at Burningman that make some people uncomfortable, should we ba...
by MikeVDS
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

no, its been an all inclusive event. it is not promoted, endorsed, or represented as a family event. you only refer to safety, you dont address the full issue of how things change in the presence of children. True and true, if you want to nit-pit, but all inclusive includes families, no? Things may...
by MikeVDS
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: NO KIDS ALLOWED!
Replies: 308
Views: 54021

wrong - you are expecting people to change what they are doing to accomodate an environent for children, you avoid what is enforced. Actually Burningman was always a family event, and hopefully always will be. There are many people who want others to change for many reasons. If someone is doing som...
by MikeVDS
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Free 12 Volt Batteries -- Los Angeles Area
Replies: 11
Views: 2897

Roughly how many years old are they?
by MikeVDS
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 24 hour gas in Gerlach?
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

I think they are always open but last year they were having some problems with taking cards when I went through.
by MikeVDS
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Whose brilliant idea was it to put a cellphone tower@BM
Replies: 94
Views: 12113

Take a chill pill and worry about what you're doing for the burn and not so much what everyone else does. If anything will ruin burningman it's people who worry too much about what everyone else is doing.
by MikeVDS
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: So what the F*** Am I paying 1200$ for?
Replies: 101
Views: 34234

Be nice. He's mathematically challenged.
by MikeVDS
Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: so what about Mardi Gra beads
Replies: 12
Views: 8421

I'd personally save the beads for next mardigras. Maybe bring some that light up. Those would be great for people who aren't lit up at night.
by MikeVDS
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Pregnant at Burning Man
Replies: 11
Views: 2916

My lady went out there for 10 days preggo two years ago. She asked her doctor about the trip and he said she should stay hydrated and be careful not to overheat. Valley fever was not brought up by us or by the doctor. She was always hot during her pregnancy, so the playa conditions made it worse. We...
by MikeVDS
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Newbie question: When do you get into your "Costume&quo
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

To me a "costume" for the playa is wearable art, something you just feel like wearing, or something that is comfortable for the conditions. Many of those you'd feel comfortable wearing on the drive, others maybe not. Do whatever is easiest and feels right, that's part of what BM is about. And have n...
by MikeVDS
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Should Idiots and Socks be Banned from Eplaya?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

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Socky says, "Please don't ban meeeee!"
by MikeVDS
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How many tickets sold this year?
Replies: 10
Views: 1858

Didn't they start selling tickets at the gate again? That should add quite a few more.
by MikeVDS
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Buying a car as a foreigner
Replies: 16
Views: 1887

Insuring is easy and can be done for even less than a month. I'm not sure about license requirements. I think with many other contries licenses, you can get one here with a simple test, but you'll have to look into that. If you just want a car for the burn, you may want to rent. Buying one is easy, ...
by MikeVDS
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Shame on you Burning Man Organization.........
Replies: 187
Views: 34393

Imagine if your family was murdered,slaughtered,kidnapped put in boarding schools, had your people brainwashed and tortured and kicked off your land where you and your people lived for thousands of years. Then imagine if you, as a surviving relative TODAY are forced into povery by things that happe...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Tell us your most positive story of Burning man
Replies: 31
Views: 6342

;) There are so many great memories. My favorite time of the event is the first few days or even the days before. Those are the people building the city and putting most of it together. It's before all the partiers arrive. It's great to be able to climb a random structure and run into three other en...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Tell us your most positive story of Burning man
Replies: 31
Views: 6342

One time at burningman it was only 101F during the day and 33 during the night, the dust storm settled enough so you could see across the street, the hippies didn't smell as bad, the ravers turned down their amps to 11, the asshole with the airhorn waited until 4am to come by and wake us up, the win...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: weather at night
Replies: 40
Views: 6746

That's great burningman weather. Weather reports are guessing that it may stay that cool during the day and warm up a bit a night. I just hope the dust is a little calmer than last year. I enjoy a big dust storm or two but with my daughter so many got ridiculous at points last year. This next year w...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: is it time yet????
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Yep. Last minute preparations. I'm hoping to be ready to attach my trailer and go sometime this week. :)
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Can Law Enforcement spy on people camping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7373

I'm guessing in most cases the evidence would get thrown out if they had to use sound amplifiers to record you in a port-o or your tent/rv. If you're talking quiet enough so people outside can't hear you with naked ears I'd say there is reasonable expectation of privacy. I'm not a lawyer so I could ...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Shame on you Burning Man Organization.........
Replies: 187
Views: 34393

This is why some people should not study history. Please, what is the point for you, as an individual, or for any society as a whole, to dwell on grieving outrages in the distant past? People who do that either haven't "studied" history, rather just know one small aspect from the past, or are just ...
by MikeVDS
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: quiet juice
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

i meant that amps arent the standard rating used in ac for stating the amount of energy used. on the meter the number they measure is watts on your devices the number given is watts you are charged by the killlowatt hour. where in dc they state on the power supplys that it is 12 volt 7 amps and you...

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