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by mshaman
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 ticket
Replies: 207
Views: 10687

Re: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 tic

its pretty darned simple. they gave 4 point criteria they said about 50% of the theme camps would get some assistance. so what does that mean ? anything above the 50th percentile gets a chance at assistance. not so hard to figure out what that means. do you think youre well above the 50th percentil...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 ticket
Replies: 207
Views: 10687

Re: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 tic

why not publish the criteria by which the camps were chosen ? They've already done so. It is in multiple places here and on the main site. Right, But it's vague at best. A lot of room for misinterpretation/ambiguity. The notion is radical self-reliance, i.e. having control over my destiny, which I ...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shipping an art car from the East Coast
Replies: 17
Views: 1515

Re: Shipping an art car from the East Coast

I'm facing the same problem - but mine is much smaller... Take a look at uship.com. You post your shipping details (size, weight, origin, destination, etc), and truckers bid on moving it for you. U-ship is also the basis for the tv reality show "Shipping Wars" on which they ship all kinds...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?
Replies: 47
Views: 4835

Re: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?

Illy, I thought you were an electrician! :shock: Find the power leads from the genny, wire them to a 40 amp service box with two 20amp breakers, wire in some outlets and mount all this on the genny! 8) What am I missing? :? yeah, this. Depending on if your gennie is 120V only (mine), or has 240V al...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: We need tips for buying a used RV
Replies: 24
Views: 3944

Re: We need tips for buying a used RV

...Playa dust is very corrosive, and accelerates rust.... I have a great tip for very effectively treating and preventing rust, for RVs, other vehicles or metal structures. Easy, DIY & cheap too. Where best to post it? @Canoe, Transportation is the closest category I can find... please post! If...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?
Replies: 47
Views: 4835

Re: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?

Propane has less BTU value per gallon than gasoline. It also carries an additional expense in commercial distribution: it must be compressed and stored under pressure. Because a gallon of propane isn't equal to a gallon of gasoline in terms of energy content, comparing price can be a little deceptiv...
by mshaman
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 ticket
Replies: 207
Views: 10687

Re: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 tic

So if we need to protect the preferred 10,000 from an angry mob by not naming them, and we want some transparency/accountability, why not publish the criteria by which the camps were chosen ? That way we can see what kinds of camps that the BMOrg values, and see that there were in fact specific crit...
by mshaman
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?
Replies: 77
Views: 7563

Re: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?

@BBadger, a lot of your post was justified, I was taking issue with the part about people not being "able to see beyond their own nose". I've gathered that you are a Ranger; with this you can indeed afford to have patience, because the BMOrg will make sure they have enough rangers, and thu...
by mshaman
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Corruption of Conclave
Replies: 70
Views: 5239

Re: Corruption of Conclave

@Anonymice, While we're on the subject, anonymity and integrity seem to work against each other. It's better to be honest than to be liked. I know I've been so vocal about my disappointment with the board's policy decisions that I've basically made it difficult for myself to get as involved in the B...
by mshaman
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Corruption of Conclave
Replies: 70
Views: 5239

Re: Corruption of Conclave

Anonymice, I have learned the hard way that a friend without integrity isn't a friend. When I realized the value of integrity (to me it's more important than looking good, being liked, or damn near anything else), and that mine was lacking, I had to do something about it: a) change my behavior and b...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: If I buy a STEP ticket, then cant go, I'm screwed?
Replies: 25
Views: 1581

Re: If I buy a STEP ticket, then cant go, I'm screwed?

There are no refunds on STEP. It's not a ticket refund system, it's a ticket exchange system. If we were in a situation with more supply than demand, sellers with tickets would be queued waiting for buyers. That's probably not going to happen this year, instead it will be buyers waiting for tickets...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 11177

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

You can either believe that pro and amateur scalpers have all independently chosen to treat Burning Man differently than any other 'hot ticket' event, or that the ticketing system has been fairly successful in blocking professional scalpers and their proxy networks. Based on the evidence I've seen,...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins
Replies: 104
Views: 6114

Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Thanks I just read this awhile ago. Thanks for sharing. ALSO,if you see someone with the email bigshot 102 at gmail dot com AVIOD HIM. TOTAL BS SCAMMER. Flagged him on CL and wanted to be sure and share with everyone here. You mean [email removed] is a scammer? >> [email removed] <<? *waits for spa...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What a effen joke.
Replies: 55
Views: 5547

Re: What a effen joke.

see i have a theory. There are artist and there are fabricators. There are true art cars and there are ruckus wagons. And there are a few glorious instances where these two meet up in complete union. I am a fabricator. Simple as that. Most of us are one or the other. Because it takes a lifetime of ...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 11177

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

The lack of jump in tickets has me believing that the real ticket holders are hoarders. Really. People who put in for 2 but only needed one. It gives me high hope today (I feel very differently today than I did yesterday), that STEP might actually work, and most of my campmates and friends will get...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What a effen joke.
Replies: 55
Views: 5547

Re: What a effen joke.

First come first serve is not fair because Scalpers will be able to get a large amount of the tickets this way, also, with tickets becoming available in the Christmas season, lot of people are unable to produce the funds neccissary to aquire a ticket at that time. It's working just fine because the...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins
Replies: 104
Views: 6114

Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

Seems like the seller is unwilling to give me any info regarding the confirmation. I know what the email looks like as I saw my friends. Won't even send out a confirmation with con # blacked out so I can be sure name and email are on the ticket. I think i am gonna flag this person. Or, you could ju...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins
Replies: 104
Views: 6114

Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

I'm not sure they can cancel a "fulfilled" ticket. I'm also pretty sure that if you had a genuine ticket at the gate, you'd be let in--even if that ticket has been canceled. There's just no way for gate staff to know this. Right, so evangelists should act now, while all scalpers have got ...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins
Replies: 104
Views: 6114

Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

QUESTION: If you purchase a ticket from someone and you want to confirm the tickets what is the best way to go about it? I assume that if they can not give you a confirmation email or proof of confirmation then it is a scam. Also, if you do purchase from someone and they give you the confirmation n...
by mshaman
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins
Replies: 104
Views: 6114

Re: Craigslist Douche Bags - So it begins

@Colonel Monk, I'm not one to judge because I share your desire to give such losers the pimp-hand at every opportunity, BUT, this is the same tactic used by the mob... not stealing, extortion. Explicitly. It is punishable by law if it can be proved (difficult, if you're good at it, as evidenced by t...
by mshaman
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15504

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

@Piehole, @Waynerd, if you dudes are representative of the incoming crew, I'm happy. You're both welcome to hang out in the Lustrous In-Dust-rious camp whenever you want, if you want. 7:30 & J, We've got margaritas waiting at sunset and bacon waiting at breakfast. My concern is around the 4 rave...
by mshaman
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 158
Views: 12770

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

knowmad wrote:unregistered theme camps = FUCKYOU!

<3
by mshaman
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Where are the swingers camps
Replies: 78
Views: 6463

Re: Where are the swingers camps

Umm, this guy asked an honest question, one which swingers would probably be best qualified to answer, rather than smart-asses who are busy judging his lifestyle. If someone is going to give him a smackdown, it should be a member of a swinger camp.
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 17112

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

@Galaxo Magic, while I hope for the best, there will certainly be less MV's this year... Christina, Queen of the BRC got zero tickets. That was one of my favorite cars because it appeared to be a real yacht on a military truck frame, not yet another school-bus with some crappy boat facade. My camp'...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15504

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

I really think that is a question that needs to be answered..It says 1st come 1st serve for STEP, now does that mean on feb 29th on ? Time you register is where you will be in "line" to get a ticket? It's still 2 full weeks until STEP opens, I'm sure that question & others (like- can ...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15504

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

By the way, there has been a serious lack of rain this year so far. Unless that changes, and changes soon, we can probably look forward to really awful playa conditions with immense amounts of dust. I am looking forward to BIG dust this year! BIG wind! Bring it playa goddess! Bring it. Yesss, and w...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15504

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

First of all, the LLC is on the way out. Burning Man is converting itself to a non-profit... about 13 years too late in my opinion. But still, change is coming. Second, just about everyone was caught off base with the surge in demand. Deal. Third, I know (because I've talk too them) that they are h...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15504

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdn3O6aaMNc Katie Goldman/Broad Comedy - "I Didn't F*ck It Up" A little humor is balm for the aching mind.
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15504

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

Demonstrating how you got the name Sage. I'm not happy to read all the bitterness, even though I totally understand why. I don't think they made a wise choice either, although on a different reason than most people are citing. But I'm going to have to separate myself from the board and let people b...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15504

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

I hope the LLC knows how to recognize that it's out of its depth, and that it's time to call in reinforcements--professionals who are trained, and have formalized methodology for architecting strategy and policy. Shooting from the hip isn't enough. Loving the principles isn't enough. Being a burner...

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