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2022-07-03 9:35:17 PM  
Well based on other court rulings a 1st amendment  challenge seems appropriate.
 
2022-07-03 9:56:20 PM  
altered consciousness enthusiasts i knew and loved 30 years ago talked about rainbow gatherings. how the hell people organized a herd of cats like that before cell phones and interwebs i don't know. what did we have back then? cans and string? a flyer on a telephone pole? some of my Zig Zaggier friends only half-jokingly believed it was a psychic connection. it's not surprising to read about them portrayed the same way DeadHeads were back when.
dude, bummer
 
2022-07-03 10:47:38 PM  
I've been to a couple of Rainbow gatherings, and there really wasn't much need for law enforcement that I saw. The exception being someone taking advantage of an overly trusting, somewhat naive group of hippies.
All in all they struck me as a good bunch of people. I don't know what they advocate other than be decent to others, and the debates over what was and wasn't acceptable at a gathering could get pretty amusing.
Basically they struck me as peace loving anarchists who were (mostly) willing to clean up after themselves.
 
2022-07-04 6:48:54 AM  

Exluddite: I've been to a couple of Rainbow gatherings, and there really wasn't much need for law enforcement that I saw. The exception being someone taking advantage of an overly trusting, somewhat naive group of hippies.
All in all they struck me as a good bunch of people. I don't know what they advocate other than be decent to others, and the debates over what was and wasn't acceptable at a gathering could get pretty amusing.
Basically they struck me as peace loving anarchists who were (mostly) willing to clean up after themselves.


Uhh, hippies are destructive as fark. I would imagine they're polluting the water, shiatting and pissing all over the woods, cutting down living trees for firewood, and causing destruction in sensitive eco systems. Put 10K in one place, and they lay waste to it. Forest Service and BLM land aren't capable of dealing with 10K people in the same place,at the same time. There is no group campground for that many people. Rainbow gatherings are destructive.
 
2022-07-04 7:42:13 AM  
"...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?
 
2022-07-04 7:43:57 AM  

rainbowbutter: altered consciousness enthusiasts i knew and loved 30 years ago talked about rainbow gatherings. how the hell people organized a herd of cats like that before cell phones and interwebs i don't know. what did we have back then? cans and string? a flyer on a telephone pole? some of my Zig Zaggier friends only half-jokingly believed it was a psychic connection. it's not surprising to read about them portrayed the same way DeadHeads were back when.
dude, bummer


I've heard shrooms give a collective hallucination.

Never heard how widespread it is though.
 
2022-07-04 7:50:08 AM  
Small groups of people going out into the woods and tripping = good.

6000 people going out into the woods and tripping = an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen.
 
2022-07-04 7:52:56 AM  

Ragin' Asian: "...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?


Due to the smell.
 
2022-07-04 7:58:39 AM  

Ragin' Asian: "...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?


It's rarely realized but the USDA is HUD for rural areas, not just farms.
 
2022-07-04 8:06:03 AM  

question_dj: Exluddite: I've been to a couple of Rainbow gatherings, and there really wasn't much need for law enforcement that I saw. The exception being someone taking advantage of an overly trusting, somewhat naive group of hippies.
All in all they struck me as a good bunch of people. I don't know what they advocate other than be decent to others, and the debates over what was and wasn't acceptable at a gathering could get pretty amusing.
Basically they struck me as peace loving anarchists who were (mostly) willing to clean up after themselves.

Uhh, hippies are destructive as fark. I would imagine they're polluting the water, shiatting and pissing all over the woods, cutting down living trees for firewood, and causing destruction in sensitive eco systems. Put 10K in one place, and they lay waste to it. Forest Service and BLM land aren't capable of dealing with 10K people in the same place,at the same time. There is no group campground for that many people. Rainbow gatherings are destructive.


Hey everyone, it's the G-man from Half-Life!
 
2022-07-04 8:09:45 AM  
They came through my area and left such waste etc it shut down a part of the national forest here for over a month while their mess was cleaned up. It was so bad that they inacted new rules about the usage of campgrounds within the national forest here.
 
2022-07-04 8:10:17 AM  
FTFA: "These large unsanctioned gatherings risk tremendous impacts to our lands, wildlife and communities, and it is my hope attendees of the Rainbow Family Gathering respect our great outdoors and take it upon themselves to proactively minimize resource degradation."

Translation: 'They don't do this in a way that makes us lots of money, so we are against it'. As for all the complaining about environmental damages, talk to me after a championship game where the 'winners' destroy entire city centers in the name of 'victory', Of course, there are those who are just not going to be anything but selfish in this world, and there is no way to exclude them from any event, but to say one is bad and the other is a fun time is just idiocy.
 
2022-07-04 8:10:47 AM  
I was warned about the Rainbow people and their strange ways from the same grandma who warned me about hippies in 1970. Turns out neither group ever bothered me.
 
2022-07-04 8:12:30 AM  

urger: Ragin' Asian: "...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?

It's rarely realized but the USDA is HUD for rural areas, not just farms.


Huh. I would've guessed that fell under the Interior Department. Thanks for the brain smartening.
 
2022-07-04 8:18:03 AM  

question_dj: Exluddite: I've been to a couple of Rainbow gatherings, and there really wasn't much need for law enforcement that I saw. The exception being someone taking advantage of an overly trusting, somewhat naive group of hippies.
All in all they struck me as a good bunch of people. I don't know what they advocate other than be decent to others, and the debates over what was and wasn't acceptable at a gathering could get pretty amusing.
Basically they struck me as peace loving anarchists who were (mostly) willing to clean up after themselves.

Uhh, hippies are destructive as fark. I would imagine they're polluting the water, shiatting and pissing all over the woods, cutting down living trees for firewood, and causing destruction in sensitive eco systems. Put 10K in one place, and they lay waste to it. Forest Service and BLM land aren't capable of dealing with 10K people in the same place,at the same time. There is no group campground for that many people. Rainbow gatherings are destructive.


Came here to say this as an Appalachian Trail Maintainer.
Lets not forget hippies are also thieves. 
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2022-07-04 8:25:54 AM  

BrerRobot: Lets not forget hippies are also thieves.


I thought it was Mexicans.  Did I miss the memo?
 
2022-07-04 8:28:21 AM  

Sgygus: BrerRobot: Lets not forget hippies are also thieves.

I thought it was Mexicans.  Did I miss the memo?


No that's just the Roma/Gypsys.
 
2022-07-04 8:38:04 AM  

question_dj: Exluddite: I've been to a couple of Rainbow gatherings, and there really wasn't much need for law enforcement that I saw. The exception being someone taking advantage of an overly trusting, somewhat naive group of hippies.
All in all they struck me as a good bunch of people. I don't know what they advocate other than be decent to others, and the debates over what was and wasn't acceptable at a gathering could get pretty amusing.
Basically they struck me as peace loving anarchists who were (mostly) willing to clean up after themselves.

Uhh, hippies are destructive as fark. I would imagine they're polluting the water, shiatting and pissing all over the woods, cutting down living trees for firewood, and causing destruction in sensitive eco systems. Put 10K in one place, and they lay waste to it. Forest Service and BLM land aren't capable of dealing with 10K people in the same place,at the same time. There is no group campground for that many people. Rainbow gatherings are destructive.


🙄
 
2022-07-04 8:40:10 AM  

urger: Ragin' Asian: "...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?

It's rarely realized but the USDA is HUD for rural areas, not just farms.


You would would be amazed at how many affordable housing projects run a tax credit tenant income certification to show they are housing a certain percentage of households at or below a threshold percentage of the abitrailily decided income limits, then also run a HUD form 50059, to certify they are also eligible for Housing and Urban Development assistance, while also having the tenant sign an additional USDA form 3560-8, to allow them to report to rural housing.

I cannot imagine the rats and raccoons in the dumpster.

But somehow they are both rural and urban.

Also, I've been to rainbow gatherings and they seem to be in between the manson family and deadheads.

Their arrivals are always well known in advance and the state and local authorities can react either way.
They can allow people to let their freak flags fly, which they generally do, being unable to sniff out any revenue, and knowing the financial burden of having to house them all if they wanted to arrest them would be a poor ROI.
Or, they can decide to react in a totalitarian manner, and continue the tradition of harassing fringe society members because they can.

Mainstrean society members are free to rape kids, traffic drugs, gamble, and ruin as many lives as possible by enforcing the notion that the only mainstream life is a burden of crippling debt and subservience to authority.

And as that authority morphs into a christofascist one, these hippies may just be the last free persons on this land.

If they were indigenous, they would be locked up on a reservation, with little hope, little water, and few resources.

If they were primarily brown or black skinned, they would be summarily executed because cops do that.
All.
The.
Time.

Since they are mostly Caucasian, and their assets are difficult to trace, the only way to crush them into submission is to fark with their transportation.

Ever been pulled over for a "broken taillight"?

Faaaakkk. I'm white as a marshmallow, and been pulled over for taking a corner "too slow"

It would have been too fast if I hadn't.
He was fishing for a DUI.

Pulled over a store manager with 2 night deposit bags, and a S&W 9mm on the seat.
And two large cups of coffee.

Because he figured any one driving at midnight MUST be intoxicated.

In the land of liberty.

fark the popo.

You never hear about the rainbow tribe unless the cops put the thumb down.

To fill the void between those stories, we have your regularly scheduled news about the violent overthrow of our government, grifting, cheating, stealing, stock market shenanigans, oil company piracy, student loan servitude, coaches, youth pastors, and priests farking kids in the ass, and women's rights, and minority rights being stuffed in a GOP spank sock and lit on fire.


fark the popo.
fark the GOP.

And you hippies?

Take a bath.
Peeewww.
 
2022-07-04 8:56:14 AM  
Man fark these farkers that roll their eyes at the destruction of a shared resource by a selfish group of farking "conservatives"

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/carson/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD927586 - from when the hippies destroyed sections of the Carson forest
https://drivinvibin.com/2021/08/17/hippies-trash-national-forest-cleanup-continues-on-taxpayers-dime/ -- tax payers footed the bill for the destruction in the carson in 2021.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.deseret.com/1994/7/5/19118268/fire-doused-after-destroying-1-camp-at-rainbow-gathering%3f_amp=true - here is where they destroyed and entire campground with fire in 1994.

https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/rainbow-gathering-site-returning-to-normal-1-year-later_20160509182639155 -- a story about how it took the forest an entire year to recover from a 2013 rainbow gathering in Montana.


https://www.wweek.com/culture/2017/07/10/instead-of-wreaking-havoc-on-native-land-the-rainbow-gathering-needs-to-find-a-permanent-home/ - when they destroyed the mauhler forest in 2017.
 
2022-07-04 8:57:28 AM  
oh shiate my time to shine.  i went to a national rainbow gathering in missouri in the 90's, the national gathering that year.  omfg the chiggers.  thankfully when we got there the other hippies had occupied most of them.
there's A camp at the base of the trail.  that's the camp that allows alcohol and is kept away from the regular camps.  lots of very creepy people in A camp, some very dangerous people.

one of my friends came out to me as gay by taking me to fairy camp.  i dosed on the way.  by the time they had started a circle jerk while making lemon meringue pie in the middle of the forest i was tripping too hard to leave. so i've sat thru a circle jerk in fairy camp.  it was hilarious.  one of the nicest compliments i've ever gotten was by one of the fairies.  he said i had no idea if you were gay or not after hours of hanging.

the problems came because there was a small river winding through the main camp.  it was moving so slow it looked still.  the attendants knew nothing of how far you needed to shiate from a river to be safe and to be able to safely keep swimming in it.  a rain came.  2 days later at least half the people were sick including one of the friends i came with.  so, missouri, 95 degrees, and sick from swimming in poop water.  i knew better than to even let that river water touch me.

the weirdest thing i saw there, hopi folks over here recruiting hippies to come help on the res with work and also to help in their feud with the navajo i believe.  over there navajo recruiting hippies for the same reason. if i've mixed up nations i apologize
 
2022-07-04 8:58:07 AM  

vudukungfu: urger: Ragin' Asian: "...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?

It's rarely realized but the USDA is HUD for rural areas, not just farms.

You would would be amazed at how many affordable housing projects run a tax credit tenant income certification to show they are housing a certain percentage of households at or below a threshold percentage of the abitrailily decided income limits, then also run a HUD form 50059, to certify they are also eligible for Housing and Urban Development assistance, while also having the tenant sign an additional USDA form 3560-8, to allow them to report to rural housing.

I cannot imagine the rats and raccoons in the dumpster.

But somehow they are both rural and urban.

Also, I've been to rainbow gatherings and they seem to be in between the manson family and deadheads.

Their arrivals are always well known in advance and the state and local authorities can react either way.
They can allow people to let their freak flags fly, which they generally do, being unable to sniff out any revenue, and knowing the financial burden of having to house them all if they wanted to arrest them would be a poor ROI.
Or, they can decide to react in a totalitarian manner, and continue the tradition of harassing fringe society members because they can.

Mainstrean society members are free to rape kids, traffic drugs, gamble, and ruin as many lives as possible by enforcing the notion that the only mainstream life is a burden of crippling debt and subservience to authority.

And as that authority morphs into a christofascist one, these hippies may just be the last free persons on this land.

If they were indigenous, they would be locked up on a reservation, with little hope, little water, and few resources.

If they were primarily brown or black skinned, they would be summarily executed because cops do that.
All.
The.
Time.

Since they are mostly Caucasian, and their assets are difficult to trace, the only way to crush them into submission is to fark with their transportation.

Ever been pulled over for a "broken taillight"?

Faaaakkk. I'm white as a marshmallow, and been pulled over for taking a corner "too slow"

It would have been too fast if I hadn't.
He was fishing for a DUI.

Pulled over a store manager with 2 night deposit bags, and a S&W 9mm on the seat.
And two large cups of coffee.

Because he figured any one driving at midnight MUST be intoxicated.

In the land of liberty.

fark the popo.

You never hear about the rainbow tribe unless the cops put the thumb down.

To fill the void between those stories, we have your regularly scheduled news about the violent overthrow of our government, grifting, cheating, stealing, stock market shenanigans, oil company piracy, student loan servitude, coaches, youth pastors, and priests farking kids in the ass, and women's rights, and minority rights being stuffed in a GOP spank sock and lit on fire.


fark the popo.
fark the GOP.

And you hippies?

Take a bath.
Peeewww.


Lololol. Hippies /are/ Christofascists. They're authoritarian shiat stains that do nothing more than consume and destroy.
 
2022-07-04 8:58:26 AM  
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2022-07-04 9:00:03 AM  

Sgygus: BrerRobot: Lets not forget hippies are also thieves.

I thought it was Mexicans.  Did I miss the memo?


It was posted at Burning Man.  The more nudity, the fewer pockets to pick when there's no money.
 
2022-07-04 9:17:04 AM  

payattention: FTFA: "These large unsanctioned gatherings risk tremendous impacts to our lands, wildlife and communities, and it is my hope attendees of the Rainbow Family Gathering respect our great outdoors and take it upon themselves to proactively minimize resource degradation."

Translation: 'They don't do this in a way that makes us lots of money, so we are against it'. As for all the complaining about environmental damages, talk to me after a championship game where the 'winners' destroy entire city centers in the name of 'victory', Of course, there are those who are just not going to be anything but selfish in this world, and there is no way to exclude them from any event, but to say one is bad and the other is a fun time is just idiocy.


Did anyone say that destructive celebrations about winning a sports game is just fun times?
 
2022-07-04 9:20:31 AM  
Worst GOTJ I've ever been to.  Not a Fanta vendor in sight.
 
2022-07-04 9:27:12 AM  
Last time I went to a Rainbow Gathering these crazies stole my truck, which I discovered after hiking out after 4 days with the intention of driving to the springs for some swimming and bringing back fresh water.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1994-02-22-9402220179-story.html
 
2022-07-04 9:35:24 AM  

Hawk the Hawk: Worst GOTJ I've ever been to.  Not a Fanta vendor in sight.


So close...
 
2022-07-04 9:54:30 AM  

question_dj: Exluddite: I've been to a couple of Rainbow gatherings, and there really wasn't much need for law enforcement that I saw. The exception being someone taking advantage of an overly trusting, somewhat naive group of hippies.
All in all they struck me as a good bunch of people. I don't know what they advocate other than be decent to others, and the debates over what was and wasn't acceptable at a gathering could get pretty amusing.
Basically they struck me as peace loving anarchists who were (mostly) willing to clean up after themselves.

Uhh, hippies are destructive as fark. I would imagine they're polluting the water, shiatting and pissing all over the woods, cutting down living trees for firewood, and causing destruction in sensitive eco systems. Put 10K in one place, and they lay waste to it. Forest Service and BLM land aren't capable of dealing with 10K people in the same place,at the same time. There is no group campground for that many people. Rainbow gatherings are destructive.


You would imagine.
 
2022-07-04 10:27:04 AM  
Exactly how they take on the Brady group when they get out there somewhere so all's fair right?
 
2022-07-04 10:30:34 AM  

Bone Spurs and Harmony: Hawk the Hawk: Worst GOTJ I've ever been to.  Not a Fanta vendor in sight.

So close...


I know. How you gonna f*ck that up?
 
2022-07-04 10:30:36 AM  

Bone Spurs and Harmony: Hawk the Hawk: Worst GOTJ I've ever been to.  Not a Fanta vendor in sight.

So close...


You sound like my counselor from remedial ICP summer camp.  While some found him attractive, I thought he was repulsive.  No one knew what he did during the off season, though we heard rumors he had a friend name Charles.  To this day, we all wonder...  Magneto, where does he work?
 
2022-07-04 10:37:33 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: payattention: FTFA: "These large unsanctioned gatherings risk tremendous impacts to our lands, wildlife and communities, and it is my hope attendees of the Rainbow Family Gathering respect our great outdoors and take it upon themselves to proactively minimize resource degradation."

Translation: 'They don't do this in a way that makes us lots of money, so we are against it'. As for all the complaining about environmental damages, talk to me after a championship game where the 'winners' destroy entire city centers in the name of 'victory', Of course, there are those who are just not going to be anything but selfish in this world, and there is no way to exclude them from any event, but to say one is bad and the other is a fun time is just idiocy.

Did anyone say that destructive celebrations about winning a sports game is just fun times?


The relatively untouched natural environment of a national forest is harder to fix than the artificial environment around the average sports stadium. And dumb farking wooks really shouldn't destroy the latter, either.
 
2022-07-04 10:57:14 AM  

Hawk the Hawk: Worst GOTJ I've ever been to.  Not a Fanta vendor in sight.


RIP Ass Dan.
 
2022-07-04 11:13:03 AM  

question_dj: vudukungfu: urger: Ragin' Asian: "...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?

It's rarely realized but the USDA is HUD for rural areas, not just farms.

You would would be amazed at how many affordable housing projects run a tax credit tenant income certification to show they are housing a certain percentage of households at or below a threshold percentage of the abitrailily decided income limits, then also run a HUD form 50059, to certify they are also eligible for Housing and Urban Development assistance, while also having the tenant sign an additional USDA form 3560-8, to allow them to report to rural housing.

I cannot imagine the rats and raccoons in the dumpster.

But somehow they are both rural and urban.

Also, I've been to rainbow gatherings and they seem to be in between the manson family and deadheads.

Their arrivals are always well known in advance and the state and local authorities can react either way.
They can allow people to let their freak flags fly, which they generally do, being unable to sniff out any revenue, and knowing the financial burden of having to house them all if they wanted to arrest them would be a poor ROI.
Or, they can decide to react in a totalitarian manner, and continue the tradition of harassing fringe society members because they can.

Mainstrean society members are free to rape kids, traffic drugs, gamble, and ruin as many lives as possible by enforcing the notion that the only mainstream life is a burden of crippling debt and subservience to authority.

And as that authority morphs into a christofascist one, these hippies may just be the last free persons on this land.

If they were indigenous, they would be locked up on a reservation, with little hope, little water, and few resources.

If they were primarily brown or black skinned, they would be summarily executed because cops do that.
All.
The.
Time.

Since they are mostly Caucasian, and their assets are difficult to trace, the only way to crush them into subm ...



There's a quote about that.  I'm paraphrasing.

Hippies are people who look nice and listen to nice music, but are actually scary.  Metalheads are people who look scary and listen to scary music, but are actually nice.
 
2022-07-04 11:35:57 AM  

Hawk the Hawk: Bone Spurs and Harmony: Hawk the Hawk: Worst GOTJ I've ever been to.  Not a Fanta vendor in sight.

So close...

You sound like my counselor from remedial ICP summer camp.  While some found him attractive, I thought he was repulsive.  No one knew what he did during the off season, though we heard rumors he had a friend name Charles.  To this day, we all wonder...  Magneto, where does he work?


Nice one
 
2022-07-04 11:39:37 AM  
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I met  lot of wonderful people at the 2017 gathering. :)
 
2022-07-04 11:45:23 AM  

IgG4: Well based on other court rulings a 1st amendment  challenge seems appropriate.

Employment Division v. Smith:

drugs are about the only thing the Supreme Court has ever ruled you do not have a first amendment right to do.
 
2022-07-04 11:56:15 AM  
FTA: "The annual gathering of the Rainbow Family's members is underway in the Routt National Forest ..."

Kermit the Frog seen heading for Routt National Forest.

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2022-07-04 12:23:52 PM  

question_dj: Man fark these farkers that roll their eyes at the destruction of a shared resource by a selfish group of farking "conservatives"

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/carson/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD927586 - from when the hippies destroyed sections of the Carson forest
https://drivinvibin.com/2021/08/17/hippies-trash-national-forest-cleanup-continues-on-taxpayers-dime/ -- tax payers footed the bill for the destruction in the carson in 2021.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.deseret.com/1994/7/5/19118268/fire-doused-after-destroying-1-camp-at-rainbow-gathering%3f_amp=true - here is where they destroyed and entire campground with fire in 1994.

https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/rainbow-gathering-site-returning-to-normal-1-year-later_20160509182639155 -- a story about how it took the forest an entire year to recover from a 2013 rainbow gathering in Montana.


https://www.wweek.com/culture/2017/07/10/instead-of-wreaking-havoc-on-native-land-the-rainbow-gathering-needs-to-find-a-permanent-home/ - when they destroyed the mauhler forest in 2017.


Meh. When Earth finely kills humans, it won't be because of what you listed. That is all I'm saying. I'd say more but fark heads will cry whatabout.  Everyone is a evil fark in someone's story.
🙄
 
2022-07-04 12:30:39 PM  

Nirbo: I've heard shrooms give a collective hallucination.

Never heard how widespread it is though.


Look at the PolTab.
 
2022-07-04 12:37:50 PM  

WelldeadLink: Nirbo: I've heard shrooms give a collective hallucination.

Never heard how widespread it is though.

Look at the PolTab.


Cheers to that!

!
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2022-07-04 1:35:12 PM  
Back about 30 years ago I hung out with a quartet of Rainbow folks for a summer. I loved these folks. They were direct, emotionally literate, compassionate, gave a lot of hugs, didn't give a flip about money or status, and just lived for cool experiences, not to acquire toys and goods.

So imagine my surprise when about ten years after that, in the early 2000s, I met some people who worked with the Forest Service and they frickin HATED the Rainbow Family.  The most common thing I heard about was feces. Feces on the ground, feces in the river, human feces, dog feces, an actual sh!^ show. Then the rants about the trash and the collapsed stream banks.

If it had been one person, I could have dismissed it as a bitter rant, but I have yet to meet anyone who's had to deal with the Rainbow Family gatherings who didn't loathe the mess they left behind.

Also, given the amount of "free love" stuff I heard out of those folks in early 90s, I have to think by this point the whole thing is a 70% sausage fest of bearded guys who haven't showered recently looking for easy poon. Sexual predation in the New Age communities is about as rare as oxygen. 

I kinda think Burning Man and the regional burns are boring, but there's no question that the first thing they think about is safety, sanitiation, and litter pick up. The MOOP patrol is everywhere, and the safety Rangeres are everywhere.
 
2022-07-04 1:52:53 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: payattention: FTFA: "These large unsanctioned gatherings risk tremendous impacts to our lands, wildlife and communities, and it is my hope attendees of the Rainbow Family Gathering respect our great outdoors and take it upon themselves to proactively minimize resource degradation."

Translation: 'They don't do this in a way that makes us lots of money, so we are against it'. As for all the complaining about environmental damages, talk to me after a championship game where the 'winners' destroy entire city centers in the name of 'victory', Of course, there are those who are just not going to be anything but selfish in this world, and there is no way to exclude them from any event, but to say one is bad and the other is a fun time is just idiocy.

Did anyone say that destructive celebrations about winning a sports game is just fun times?


There are such people, yes. Do you really think that these things keep happening because they are a burden?
 
2022-07-04 1:58:35 PM  

payattention: FTFA: "These large unsanctioned gatherings risk tremendous impacts to our lands, wildlife and communities, and it is my hope attendees of the Rainbow Family Gathering respect our great outdoors and take it upon themselves to proactively minimize resource degradation."

Translation: 'They don't do this in a way that makes us lots of money, so we are against it'. As for all the complaining about environmental damages, talk to me after a championship game where the 'winners' destroy entire city centers in the name of 'victory', Of course, there are those who are just not going to be anything but selfish in this world, and there is no way to exclude them from any event, but to say one is bad and the other is a fun time is just idiocy.


why cant they both be bad?  plenty of people get arrested causing destruction in cities, but your "whattaboutism" aint helping the places not covered in concrete and steel.

regular drug user != hippie != environmentally conscious.
 
2022-07-04 2:08:03 PM  

vudukungfu: urger: Ragin' Asian: "...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?

It's rarely realized but the USDA is HUD for rural areas, not just farms.

You would would be amazed at how many affordable housing projects run a tax credit tenant income certification to show they are housing a certain percentage of households at or below a threshold percentage of the abitrailily decided income limits, then also run a HUD form 50059, to certify they are also eligible for Housing and Urban Development assistance, while also having the tenant sign an additional USDA form 3560-8, to allow them to report to rural housing.

I cannot imagine the rats and raccoons in the dumpster.

But somehow they are both rural and urban.

Also, I've been to rainbow gatherings and they seem to be in between the manson family and deadheads.

Their arrivals are always well known in advance and the state and local authorities can react either way.
They can allow people to let their freak flags fly, which they generally do, being unable to sniff out any revenue, and knowing the financial burden of having to house them all if they wanted to arrest them would be a poor ROI.
Or, they can decide to react in a totalitarian manner, and continue the tradition of harassing fringe society members because they can.

Mainstrean society members are free to rape kids, traffic drugs, gamble, and ruin as many lives as possible by enforcing the notion that the only mainstream life is a burden of crippling debt and subservience to authority.

And as that authority morphs into a christofascist one, these hippies may just be the last free persons on this land.

If they were indigenous, they would be locked up on a reservation, with little hope, little water, and few resources.

If they were primarily brown or black skinned, they would be summarily executed because cops do that.
All.
The.
Time.

Since they are mostly Caucasian, and their assets are difficult to trace, the only way to crush them into submission is to fark with their transportation.

Ever been pulled over for a "broken taillight"?

Faaaakkk. I'm white as a marshmallow, and been pulled over for taking a corner "too slow"

It would have been too fast if I hadn't.
He was fishing for a DUI.

Pulled over a store manager with 2 night deposit bags, and a S&W 9mm on the seat.
And two large cups of coffee.

Because he figured any one driving at midnight MUST be intoxicated.

In the land of liberty.

fark the popo.

You never hear about the rainbow tribe unless the cops put the thumb down.

To fill the void between those stories, we have your regularly scheduled news about the violent overthrow of our government, grifting, cheating, stealing, stock market shenanigans, oil company piracy, student loan servitude, coaches, youth pastors, and priests farking kids in the ass, and women's rights, and minority rights being stuffed in a GOP spank sock and lit on fire.


fark the popo.
fark the GOP.

And you hippies?

Take a bath.
Peeewww.

Mainstrean society members are free to rape kids, traffic drugs, gamble, and ruin as many lives as possible by enforcing the notion that the only mainstream life is a burden of crippling debt and subservience to authority


you need to sober up a bit and look around before saying dumb things like this.  that is the sort of made up rambling that I've only seen from people who've been way too high for too long.

they're not all out to get you and make you "a suit" but first you have to get out of the house and go actually see the world as it actually is to understand that.
 
2022-07-04 2:13:05 PM  
Rainbow Family is still a thing? I thought they would have all died of E. coli by now.

Unless through all these years of gatherings and inbreeding they've managed to create bacteria resistant hippies.

Uh oh.
 
2022-07-04 2:16:47 PM  

the voice of raisin: vudukungfu: urger: Ragin' Asian: "...officials with USDA..."

Is it a gathering of cows?

It's rarely realized but the USDA is HUD for rural areas, not just farms.

You would would be amazed at how many affordable housing projects run a tax credit tenant income certification to show they are housing a certain percentage of households at or below a threshold percentage of the abitrailily decided income limits, then also run a HUD form 50059, to certify they are also eligible for Housing and Urban Development assistance, while also having the tenant sign an additional USDA form 3560-8, to allow them to report to rural housing.

I cannot imagine the rats and raccoons in the dumpster.

But somehow they are both rural and urban.

Also, I've been to rainbow gatherings and they seem to be in between the manson family and deadheads.

Their arrivals are always well known in advance and the state and local authorities can react either way.
They can allow people to let their freak flags fly, which they generally do, being unable to sniff out any revenue, and knowing the financial burden of having to house them all if they wanted to arrest them would be a poor ROI.
Or, they can decide to react in a totalitarian manner, and continue the tradition of harassing fringe society members because they can.

Mainstrean society members are free to rape kids, traffic drugs, gamble, and ruin as many lives as possible by enforcing the notion that the only mainstream life is a burden of crippling debt and subservience to authority.

And as that authority morphs into a christofascist one, these hippies may just be the last free persons on this land.

If they were indigenous, they would be locked up on a reservation, with little hope, little water, and few resources.

If they were primarily brown or black skinned, they would be summarily executed because cops do that.
All.
The.
Time.

Since they are mostly Caucasian, and their assets are difficult to trace, the only way to crush them into submission is to fark with their transportation.

Ever been pulled over for a "broken taillight"?

Faaaakkk. I'm white as a marshmallow, and been pulled over for taking a corner "too slow"

It would have been too fast if I hadn't.
He was fishing for a DUI.

Pulled over a store manager with 2 night deposit bags, and a S&W 9mm on the seat.
And two large cups of coffee.

Because he figured any one driving at midnight MUST be intoxicated.

In the land of liberty.

fark the popo.

You never hear about the rainbow tribe unless the cops put the thumb down.

To fill the void between those stories, we have your regularly scheduled news about the violent overthrow of our government, grifting, cheating, stealing, stock market shenanigans, oil company piracy, student loan servitude, coaches, youth pastors, and priests farking kids in the ass, and women's rights, and minority rights being stuffed in a GOP spank sock and lit on fire.


fark the popo.
fark the GOP.

And you hippies?

Take a bath.
Peeewww.

Mainstrean society members are free to rape kids, traffic drugs, gamble, and ruin as many lives as possible by enforcing the notion that the only mainstream life is a burden of crippling debt and subservience to authority

you need to sober up a bit and look around before saying dumb things like this.  that is the sort of made up rambling that I've only seen from people who've been way too high for too long.

they're not all out to get you and make you "a suit" but first you have to get out of the house and go actually see the world as it actually is to understand that.


What? No. People  prosthelytize about everything under the farking sun. So. Yes people want others to join their stupid.  So please saw off.
 
2022-07-04 3:19:53 PM  
BrerRobot:

Came here to say this as an Appalachian Trail Maintainer.
Lets not forget hippies are also thieves.
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I think you were talking about gypsies, not hippies.  Wait...wait...It's those brown...I mean...black folks...They are the thieves, thugs, and animals.

ummm...it's just hard keeping all the bigotry straight.

/Who were we talking about?
 
2022-07-04 3:20:35 PM  
See, what did I tell you? Rainbow Parties are REAL! They're probably doing Jenkem there.
 
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