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by caveatlector
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Burner has gone missing.
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

The details are sketchy, like so many of us, but I've been assured by Toi that it's not a prank. The matter, however, has been resolved and he seems to be fine. Some people never make it back home from the Playa, folks. I'm thankful that this wasn't the case here. You know ToiBox, Moose? My friend i...
by caveatlector
Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: israel, judaism, jews and zionism
Replies: 985
Views: 110344

This thread enumerates a long list of massacres and ethnic cleansing. If this is your idea of "ignorant hatred", your attitude and conclusions are too biased to be pertinent to anything. And yet... I'll note that you didn't actually answer to the issue that I had, which was the quoting of the ficti...
by caveatlector
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: israel, judaism, jews and zionism
Replies: 985
Views: 110344

I welcome open and free discussion about the State of Israel, and the questionable foreign and domestic policies of that state-- which is what I was (vainly) hoping I'd get here in this discussion. Unfortunately, I've seen typical anti-semetic screed, in particular the citing the proven-fraudulent P...
by caveatlector
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 15672

http://www.77canadapharmacy.com/images/product/P/panaten.jpg I use this stuff on the insides of my thighs when I do long road trips on my bike. I decided to bring a tin down with me to my first burn on the odd chance I ended up suffering from chafing / heat rash and I am very glad I did. Also, I us...
by caveatlector
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burningman gun policy, unlawful & dangerous!
Replies: 169
Views: 24914

The purpose of a sledge hammer is for Cool Hand Luke to break rocks. The purpose of a car is for Cool Hand Luke to escape. The purpose of a carbon arc torch is to cut off Cool Hand Luke's manacles. The purpose of a gun is to kill Cool Hand Luke. I think, what we have here, is a failure to communica...
by caveatlector
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burningman gun policy, unlawful & dangerous!
Replies: 169
Views: 24914

Well! congrats! you're getting better at staying on topic. Now ( for the 5th or 6th time ) It would be illegal to "leave you're guns at the door" & unless a real crime is committed, it would also be illegal to leave it with the police. Wow. You really do keep flogging this dead sparkle-unicorn, don...
by caveatlector
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man Shakedown by LEOs.
Replies: 68
Views: 12878

It's a long and wandering video. Footage of BM arrest. Wow. I mean... just... wow. He goes around the Playa broadcasting "Fuck the Police" while driving at twice the speed limit... then this little gem: To the cop (who has pulled this vehicle over once before for speeding), the driver says: "Rememb...
by caveatlector
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burningman gun policy, unlawful & dangerous!
Replies: 169
Views: 24914

Perhaps the ePlaya or the Playa isn't where you should be drawing this weird line in the sand? You keep referring to simple, blind, rhetoric that doesn't have a lick of real-life application beyond the need to justify being armed wherever you go. When Taylor Mitchell, 19, was attacked while she was ...
by caveatlector
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burningman gun policy, unlawful & dangerous!
Replies: 169
Views: 24914

"gee that's swell, how about staying on topic?"

Irony, thy name is Gunsmith.
by caveatlector
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burningman gun policy, unlawful & dangerous!
Replies: 169
Views: 24914

You do realize, Gunsmith, that Mr. Chomsky is also quite critical of US policy in general? His statement wasn't about a comparison about the USA and Canadian free speech policies-- but about the USA's policy in general. I mean... he also says the following in the same paper: "On that dimension [of f...
by caveatlector
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burningman gun policy, unlawful & dangerous!
Replies: 169
Views: 24914

This is such a bizarre conversation to me. First off, why the hell would someone bring a gun to Burning Man? I'm pretty sure the event that Burning Man was that allowed for displays of firepower went away nearly 2 decades ago. Secondly, your hosts have asked that you leave your guns at home. Same as...
by caveatlector
Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do LEO carry guns at BM?
Replies: 101
Views: 14064

Really, Gyre, I get it. You're very pro gun and anti gun control. Strangely, you didn't quote some other facts: For 1989-95, the average handgun homicide rate was 4.8 per 100,000 in the U.S., compared to 0.3 per 100,000 for Canada. Handguns were involved in more than half (52%) of the homicides in t...
by caveatlector
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do LEO carry guns at BM?
Replies: 101
Views: 14064

ygmir wrote:oops...........
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I have no idea what you're talking about.
by caveatlector
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do LEO carry guns at BM?
Replies: 101
Views: 14064

ygmir wrote:Gyre you realize, don't you, , you're arguing guns and their possible aggressive/defensive use, and rights thereof, with a Canadian, right?
Sssssh! Don't spoil the surprise!
by caveatlector
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Art Intallation at BM10: "Ein Hammer" by Jellyfish
Replies: 317
Views: 92639

FYI Ein Hammer was absolutely a highlight for me. Your shtick was gods-damn inspiring.

Quite a standard you've set there, sir.
by caveatlector
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do LEO carry guns at BM?
Replies: 101
Views: 14064

And I hear the long gun registry, never fully implemented and totally rejected by some provinces, may be ending soon. The Long Gun Registry is likely a go. It's a live issue that about to come to vote and in the past day there are enough votes supporting it to uphold it. And still no crime link to ...
by caveatlector
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do LEO carry guns at BM?
Replies: 101
Views: 14064

I'd like to hear more about the social liberties. ahem... It's off topic, but what the heck: 1) Universal Heath Care 2) Gay Marriage 3) The need for "probable cause" for search and seizure. 4) Copyright Reform. 5) Decriminalization of certain soft drugs. 6) Entrenched secularism of government. Of c...
by caveatlector
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do LEO carry guns at BM?
Replies: 101
Views: 14064

godwins law only applies when it isn't true, really who favors gun control? nazi's really did, control freaks really do. Hrm. In Canada we have quite a bit of gun control. Also quite a few social liberties that aren't mirrored in the USA. Also, we entered the Second World War 2 years before America...
by caveatlector
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Another newb's views on the Burn...
Replies: 13
Views: 3270

But it is not a barter, but a gift economy.
Metaphor. Not actuality. People bring energy, themselves, their concepts, their creativity in return for being part of the event.

I'll make an edit in my actual report to make it clearer.
by caveatlector
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Another newb's views on the Burn...
Replies: 13
Views: 3270

Another newb's views on the Burn...

I was honoured to be selected for a scholarship ticket this year, and without that generous offer of a reduced cost admission, I probably wouldn't have made it to the Playa. One of the conditions of the ticket, however, was that I send a post-burn report about my experiences, which I've included bel...
by caveatlector
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Welcome Back 2010 Burners.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2197

Hey, I just saw you posted this on Tuesday of the Burn. What gives? He be trollin' He hatin'. Me, I had a good time. Weather was touch and go at the end, but no more from what I've heard of in the past. This was my first burn, so I really don't have a way to compare experiences. I loved the event a...
by caveatlector
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aaagh! Good news / Bad News for a newb coming to the Playa
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Okay... the ride who I'm missing my lift with TO the Playa is likely going to be able to pick me up from Reno. Now, the next challenge: I'm landing at 8pm on the Saturday. It was the only flight available that I could afford that didn't involve 2+ connections. I'm thinking an extended stay at Reno's...
by caveatlector
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aaagh! Good news / Bad News for a newb coming to the Playa
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Aaagh! Good news / Bad News for a newb coming to the Playa

So, due to professional issues it looks like I'm going to have to fly out to Reno rather than drive to the Playa with my friends. The good news is my boss is going to foot the bill for the flight. The bad news, of course, is I need to figure out how impossible it is to get a lift this late into the ...
by caveatlector
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 220137

Nope! The pants worked out fine, although they're a little tighter around the calves than I'm used to. Sadly, they're not black, they're charcoal grey-- but I get the impression I'm splitting hairs here. http://hitpoint.ca/webpics/fullcostume.png Ta DAAA! I might build some more structure into the b...
by caveatlector
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 220137

Do mounties frisk people? Or just ride around on moose? (Just kidding.)(about the moose, anyways...) Actually, the mountie's primary job, beyond enforcing the laws in the wild tundra of Ontario, is to protect our moose hatcheries. http://www.theweebsite.com/tempus/images/hatchery2b.jpg What a moose...
by caveatlector
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 220137

Were they all cotton? Did you follow the timing directions for the shade you wanted? Hah. They're wool, actually. Yes. Frightening, but pretty authentic. I opted to follow Jella's advice and re-do the whole dye bath thing with the hot-water dye and finish it with a acid bath to fix the dye. They're...
by caveatlector
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 220137

Die DYE!

Argh! I bought surplus jodhpurs the other day that were grey, and I've decided to dye them black to fit my costume-- Unfortunately, even following the directions, I found that they darkened a shade or two darker while all the threads did indeed take the dye. What did I do wrong? Am I dealing with pa...
by caveatlector
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 220137

Oh! Hey... I figured I should post an update about my actual costume project.... I'm actually almost done after a ton of hours sewing and swearing. http://hitpoint.ca/webpics/IMG00406.jpg Eeeeh? Pretty good. I fear the jodphurs a little, but that's only because I've got surplus ones that are wool. I...
by caveatlector
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: passports required for Canadian citizens to enter the US?
Replies: 28
Views: 3113

If you're near a city like Toronto you can get your passport done in a day (or next day) as long as you're willing to shell out the fee. To do this, though, you need to show up to a passport office bright and early with all your supporting documents and photos signed. Bring any documentation for you...
by caveatlector
Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 220137

Crafting a painted background...?

Hi all, I'm still working on my costume-- I just need to get the button holes put in professionally -- but I've been struck with another addition that I'd like to do for my camp, but I'm unsure of how do-able it is: I'd like a painted backdrop for my camp. I've got 18 feet of 5' 6" wide muslin which...

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