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  • ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ BLM agent no longer works for the agency

    09/20/2017 12:55:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/20/17 | Brian Seay
    Daniel Love, a former special agent for the Bureau of Land Management, gives a radio interview during Burning Man in 2015. (Photo: BLM Nevada/Flickr) A federal agent who had a key role in the armed 2014 ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ standoff no longer works for the Bureau of Land Management. Daniel Love had been serving as special agent in charge for BLM in Utah and Nevada in recent years, but is no longer with the agency, according to the Associated Press. Love still worked there on Aug. 24, when the feds released a report that said he’d handed out valuable rocks...
  • Agent no longer with BLM following Burning Man probe [ Dan Love ]

    09/17/2017 9:43:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | Sep 16th, 2017 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    A federal agent who had been scrutinized for his handling of rare evidence and his behavior at the counterculture Burning Man festival is no longer an employee of the Bureau of Land Management, authorities said Friday. Daniel Love, who played a command role in federal agents' 2014 standoff with Nevada rancher and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy, no longer works for the agency. .... Love still worked for the agency on Aug. 24, when a federal investigative report was released saying he handed out valuable stones known as moqui marbles to colleagues and a contractor "like candy,". The rocks are...
  • Man Who Ran Into Burning Man Festival Fire Dies

    09/04/2017 3:26:36 AM PDT · by equaviator · 145 replies
    Billboard ^ | Sept. 3 2017
    A Nevada sheriff says the man who ran into the flames at the Burning Man festival’s signature burning ceremony has died. Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen says the man ran through a human-chain of security officers at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2) during the Man Burn event at the counter-culture festival. The sheriff says the man was rescued by firefighters and later died at the UC Davis hospital burn center in California. About 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Reno. The nine-day event culminates...
  • Burning Man attendee jump into flames (WARNING: Disturbing Content)

    09/03/2017 11:12:07 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 63 replies
    Shocking photographs show how fire rescue officers chased the man trying to stop him from entering the inferno, but were unable to do so. He slipped through a safety perimeter and sprinted for the flames at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • A Clash of Cultures: The Bourgeois vs. the Burning Man

    09/03/2017 7:05:31 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 9/2/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    It seems that University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax—who took her own turn melting the snowflakes at Middlebury College a few years ago —again has liberals in a lather. On August 9 of this year, professor Wax, along with law professor Larry Alexander—currently the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego—penned an Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer lamenting the breakdown of our nation’s “bourgeois culture.” ... To further liberal angst, in a follow-up interview with the Daily Pennsylvanian the day after her Op-Ed ran, professor Wax doubled-down in her defense of the bourgeois culture. Declaring...
  • Fire, Dust Storms, and Scorching Heat: This Year's Burning Man Sounds Like the End of Days

    09/01/2017 9:15:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 8/31/2017 | Rhett Jones
    Visitors to the Burning Man festival are really getting to live out their Mad Max dreams this year. But it isn’t so much post-apocalyptic as it is just apocalyptic. Dust storms and a heat wave ensured that it was going to be a rough event from the beginning, and now an enormous wildfire has shut down the main road that accesses the week long celebration. Attendees have been gathering in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada since Sunday to install art projects, construct camps, fire up sound systems and, ya know, burn. Within days of their arrival, dust storms started...
  • Bishop seeks full investigative report on BLM agent [ Dan Love ]

    08/24/2017 6:54:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Aug. 23, 2017 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, wants the names and other redacted information revealed in an ethics probe of the Bureau of Land Management law enforcement supervisory agent once in charge of Utah and Nevada. Details of the more than yearlong probe by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General were released in a February report, but key names were blacked out — including that of Dan Love, who the Deseret News confirmed was at the center of the probe. In the report, the inspector general substantiated that ethics breaches had occurred and ... Bishop asked for the full report by no...
  • Witnesses: Burning man jumped from bridge near Morgan's Wonderland (TX)

    06/23/2017 5:10:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    my san antonio ^ | June 22, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    San Antonio Police Department Detective Richard Richardson said police found a receipt for lighter fluid on the body. The purchase was made this morning. He said the man apparently lit himself on fire, jumped off the bridge with a rope around his neck and then fell. "Everything melted," he said. "It's gonna be a while before we ID him." Khiari Brown and Michael Ray, two employees of an AC and heating company, said they were driving down Thousand Oaks when they saw a man on fire climbing over the bridge's railing. "We seen him on this side, halfway on fire...
  • GOVT’S KEY WITNESS IN BUNDY RANCH TRIAL EXPOSED IN BURNING MAN ILLUMINATI FESTIVAL

    02/11/2017 7:13:33 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 20 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-08-2017 | Tim Brown
    Yes, friends, these kinds of things actually exist in the united States of America.  Bureau of Land Management Agent Daniel P. Love, who was found guilty of misconduct in an Inspector General's report recently and was almost single-handedly responsible for the potential deaths of everyone at Bundy Ranch in 2014, including his own people, has now been tied to the infamous Illuminati Burning Man Festival.
  • Report: BLM agent in ethics probe threatened retaliation: 'Grenades will go off' (Dan Love)

    02/02/2017 5:55:44 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Deseret News ^ | February 1, 2017 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Interior Department's Office of Inspector General investigated an unnamed Bureau of Land Management supervisory agent in Salt Lake City for more than a year on ethics complaints, with the independent panel concluding that breaches had occurred. The agent, which the Deseret News has confirmed is Dan Love through a source familiar with the investigation, is accused of using his position to secure preferential treatment for his family during the 2015 Burning Man event in Nevada, including using federal law enforcement officers as personal escorts for their safety, using his BLM vehicle to transport his girlfriend...
  • New Yorkers back from Burning Man won’t stop whining(LOLOLOL!)

    09/09/2016 8:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 9/8/2016 | Doree Lewak
    For Dina Kaplan, Labor Day weekend means camping out in the Nevada desert among 60,000 of her newly minted besties, finding her Zen among sunrise meditation sessions, outrageous costumes and a commitment to “human decency” at the annual, anything-goes Burning Man festival. “They give you water if you’re thirsty and feed you if you’re hungry,” says Kaplan, a five-time veteran of the festival and a West Village-based entrepreneur and yoga enthusiast who declines to give her age. “Some people will dance for 18 straight hours.” But today, she’s finding it difficult to readjust to the real world as she returns...
  • Inside the Burning Man festival’s ORGY DOME(T)

    09/01/2016 9:41:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 8/31/2016 | HAYLEY RICHARDSON
    Among the attractions at the yearly event, which sees tens of thousands of people gather for at least a week of rebellious mayhem, is the Orgy Dome. Run by a group called And Then There’s Only Love, the 24-hour giant tent is billed as a safe, “a sex-positive, consensual space for couples and moresomes to play”, welcoming “the combination of love in all forms”. Everyone’s invited – regardless of whether you’re straight, lesbian, gay, bi, poly-amorous or monogamous. More than 5,000 people enjoyed the delights of the Dome at last year’s festival, with couples reportedly queuing up to go inside.
  • 'Burning Man for the 1%': the desert party for the tech elite, with Eric Schmidt in a top hat

    05/03/2016 6:42:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Nellie Bowles
    A red Ferrari with the top down swerved past on the winding dirt road, heading to what looked like a small Mars encampment. Helicopters landed on the side of the road and greeters darted across. At a farmers’ market with overflowing baskets full of raspberries, watermelons, and focaccia, I asked for a mango, and the farmer started cutting it in half for me: “That’ll be $7.” This weekend, outside Las Vegas, a group of Burning Man veterans put on a festival called Further Future, now in its second year. Across 49 acres of Native American land over three days, with...
  • Burning Man considers legal action against Quizno's

    09/13/2015 5:00:46 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    WND and Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Staff
    The toasted sandwich company published a parody video, “Out of the Maze and into the Playa,” on YouTube earlier this week, a day after the weeklong utopian arts celebration in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert concluded on Monday. The plot sends the characters of the “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” a not-so-well reviewed science fiction thriller to be released later this month, to Burning Man as a test of character. “Welcome to Burning Man. The world outside is hanging on by a very thin, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic hemp thread. Beyond this tent flap lies the beginning of your new lives...
  • FBI testing 'intelligence collecting' technology at the Burning Man event in Nevada

    09/08/2015 7:29:08 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    NationalSecurity.news ^ | 09/07/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    (NationalSecurity.news) The FBI will send undercover agents to the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada to test new “intelligence collecting” technology aimed at combating “terrorist activities,” something the agency has admitted it has done since 2010. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request in 2012, the FBI said its Special Events Management unit has been maintaining files on attendees of the alternative lifestyle festival, who are known as “burners,” in an attempt to “aid in the prevention of terrorist activities and intelligence collection.” However, much of the FBI’s 16-page response to the FOIA request is heavily redacted, the...
  • A psychedelic send-off for 'the godfather of LSD': Susan Sarandon at Burning Man

    09/06/2015 11:58:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf
    Susan Sarandon led a very belated funeral procession for her dear friend, the 'godfather of LSD' Timothy Leary, at Burning Man on Saturday. Clutching his ashes on the march into a makeshift church, the 67-year-old actress - who was wearing a bridal gown - said she had wanted to lay Leary to rest where he would be surrounded by revelers who had taken the psychedelic drug to honor his memory. 'I think he'd be so happy,' Sarandon said of Leary, who died and was cremated in 1996. 'I think he would have loved the chaos. He would have loved it....
  • Burners BEWARE! Burning Man site has become infested with huge desert-resistant biting bugs

    08/20/2015 8:42:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/20/2015 | Zoe Szathmary
    The Black Rock Desert, Nevada, site for this year's Burning Man has been inundated with biting bugs, it emerged this week. Several photos uploaded to Twitter this week showed swarms of bugs, both on the ground and in the air. User @khloestarr shared one such photograph, writing: 'Bugs on the playa this year. Not normal. Shouldn't a dust storm knock them out? Like Burningman [sic] wasn't gross enough.' On Tuesday, a blog post on the page for Voices of Burning Man reported on the insects' presence.
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • 'Israel's Burning Man' festival damages archaeological site

    06/18/2015 10:55:39 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    HaAretz ^ | 28 May 2015 | Roy Arad
    <p>Last weekend’s Midburn festival, the Israeli version of the Burning Man event in the United States, apparently violated one of Burning Man’s 10 principles: “Leave no trace.”</p>
  • 3 Student-Designed Pavilions from DS10 to be Built at Burning Man

    04/27/2015 1:43:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Arch Daily ^ | 4-27-2015
    Three students from Diploma Studio 10 (DS10) at the University of Westminster have received grants to see their designs realized at this year’s Burning Man festival. The projects - The Infinity Tree, Reflection, and Bismuth Bivouac - are temporary pavilions that will provide respite for festival-goers, each with a unique experiential quality to captivate the masses. Drawing upon the 2015 Burning Man theme “Carnival of Mirrors,” the three pavilions will explore the illusory and enchanting qualities of old-fashioned carnival culture while serving as functional spaces of rest and shelter from the Black Rock Desert sun. These and other installations will make up a...