Radical Self-reliance

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by strange love » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:42 pm

Oh gawd, nothing worse than dbags on segways at bm.

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by knowmad » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:51 pm

Token wrote:Radical Self Reliance

The ability to say: "I don't give a fuck"

Regardless of how nice the tits on the Sparkle Pony may appear at that moment.
Radical Self Reliance

The ability to say: "I don't give a fuck"

Regardless of how Awesome your tits look or the fact you are dressed like a Sparkle Pony.
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by littlebird » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:43 pm

Eric wrote:That girl in the middle should have radically relied on her natural boobs, because somebody done fucked up & glued two domes to her chest.
There are at least two girls in that picture that have domes glued to their chest. The chance that all three have dome-boobs is roughly 99.9998%.

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by Lonesomebri » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:56 am

i'm all moist.....i'm getting vehklempt.
Bring your own stinking napkin, ya filthy hippie.

Oh, and try to pack it out.

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:58 am

Playa sex... well I'm bringing the First Mate... radical self reliance in action!
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by unjonharley » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:18 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Playa sex... well I'm bringing the First Mate... radical self reliance in action!
:wink: That your right hand man :?:

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:51 am

Charlie is the First Mate but she's not a man!
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by CornMan » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:41 am

The trick to being radically self reliant is to actually be self reliant as in being able to survive independently. This goes past material possessions. We ask all the members of our camp to be able to survive on the playa even if they are not able to find our camp or if they have to move from the camp due to whatever issues. It's really not too difficult. This includes water, tent, ready to eat food, and a positive attitude in just being happy that they're present at Burning Man. I feel that being radically self reliant is best done when we include each other in this brotherhood/sisterhood. I feel that doing self reliance correctly is doing it in such a way that inspires others to take an interest in it too, and when you effortlessly help somebody with that can opener, torque wrench, mig welder, or a friendly word, you are being an ambassador of the spirit of self reliance. You are inviting the person into our fold. Humble pride in our own self reliance rings much more clear than arrogance, belittlement, or patronization. One issue I have is when when it goes too far, and a camp is nothing but a scattering of individuals or mini camps each hell bent on doing absolutely everything on their own, and the whole thing fails to gel into a cohesive camp collective. Yes I have an excess of gear, drink and food, but I'm happy and thankful to accept your contribution to the camp kitchen or whatever else you're proud to contribute to the camp. It's a give and take thing.
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:55 am

give a man water wings and he'll float for the day, teach him to swim and...
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by pink » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:56 pm

littlebird wrote:
Eric wrote:That girl in the middle should have radically relied on her natural boobs, because somebody done fucked up & glued two domes to her chest.
There are at least two girls in that picture that have domes glued to their chest. The chance that all three have dome-boobs is roughly 99.9998%.
I'm really starting to like you, littlebird! :D
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by littlebird » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:19 pm

pink wrote:
littlebird wrote:
Eric wrote:That girl in the middle should have radically relied on her natural boobs, because somebody done fucked up & glued two domes to her chest.
There are at least two girls in that picture that have domes glued to their chest. The chance that all three have dome-boobs is roughly 99.9998%.
I'm really starting to like you, littlebird! :D
Thank you so so much. That really really really made my day. Honestly, for some reason, your post in particular just made me a bit teary. (((pink)))

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:45 pm

I have something important and useful to tell you all about radical self-reliance, but you could probably look it up or somehow discover it yourself.

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by pink » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:53 pm

littlebird wrote:
pink wrote:
littlebird wrote:
There are at least two girls in that picture that have domes glued to their chest. The chance that all three have dome-boobs is roughly 99.9998%.
I'm really starting to like you, littlebird! :D
Thank you so so much. That really really really made my day. Honestly, for some reason, your post in particular just made me a bit teary. (((pink)))
Hugs back to you, littlebird! Will you be at the eplaya M&G ?
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:15 pm

I cannot be radically self reliant. I suppose I could, if I really made it my goal, but it would take a hell of a lot of bootstrapping.

What I hate is the people who try to make me even more radically dependent than I am by circumstance.

I had a horrible time at the supermarket last night.
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by ygmir » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:26 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I cannot be radically self reliant. I suppose I could, if I really made it my goal, but it would take a hell of a lot of bootstrapping.

What I hate is the people who try to make me even more radically dependent than I am by circumstance.

I had a horrible time at the supermarket last night.
don't you sort of set up a "no win" there, Fishy? I mean, you first say you need some help, then say "but not too much", problem being, who's to know how much? If it's too much, you "hate" it, but if not enough, it's gotta be frustrating.

Not commenting on your statement as good or bad, just sayin, it makes it tough to know what to do............
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by unjonharley » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:40 am

The one I hate: is when I fold up out of the way (with canes) in a crowded space..
Then everyone stops,move back and motion me to go.. Fuck, I got out of your road so you would thin out..Also don't yank you kid across the isle in the store when you see me coming. I'm happy to let the kid look around and be him/her self.

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:44 am

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I cannot be radically self reliant. I suppose I could, if I really made it my goal, but it would take a hell of a lot of bootstrapping.

What I hate is the people who try to make me even more radically dependent than I am by circumstance.

I had a horrible time at the supermarket last night.
don't you sort of set up a "no win" there, Fishy? I mean, you first say you need some help, then say "but not too much", problem being, who's to know how much? If it's too much, you "hate" it, but if not enough, it's gotta be frustrating.

Not commenting on your statement as good or bad, just sayin, it makes it tough to know what to do............
I made a deliberately terse, general post. I don't mind help when I need it. When people insist, it only makes me feel helpless.
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by ygmir » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:48 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I cannot be radically self reliant. I suppose I could, if I really made it my goal, but it would take a hell of a lot of bootstrapping.

What I hate is the people who try to make me even more radically dependent than I am by circumstance.

I had a horrible time at the supermarket last night.
don't you sort of set up a "no win" there, Fishy? I mean, you first say you need some help, then say "but not too much", problem being, who's to know how much? If it's too much, you "hate" it, but if not enough, it's gotta be frustrating.

Not commenting on your statement as good or bad, just sayin, it makes it tough to know what to do............
I made a deliberately terse, general post. I don't mind help when I need it. When people insist, it only makes me feel helpless.
dang.........gotta be tough, and tough to deal with "outside the limits" on help, or lack thereof.
Yer a strong person, I tell ya.
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:49 am

"I made a deliberately terse, general post. I don't mind help when I need it. When people insist, it only makes me feel helpless."

I thought that's what pepper spray was for. :?
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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:53 am

"10 principles? you cant HANDLE the 10 principles..."

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Re: Radical Self-reliance

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:38 am

"EVERYONE NEEDS ONE OF THESE IN THEIR HOUSE"


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