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The Man With The Hat – A Celebration of Larry’s Life and Legacy

The Man with the Hat: A Celebration of Larry Harvey’s Life and Legacy (1948–2018), at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on Saturday, July 14, 2018. On this special evening, we celebrated Larry Harvey’s life, legacy and influence, through storytelling, live music and performance, videos, and audience participation.

Acton v Goodman: Judge Rules, Off To New York [Update]

In the YouTube truther trial of the century, CIA whistleblower Dave Acton (Sweigert) is suing cinema verite Faux News journalist Jason Goodman over his alleged abuse of his “Crowdsource the Truth” channel with repeated acts of cyber-harassment or cyber-terrorism.

The judge in South Carolina has made his first ruling on the case. Judge Bristow Marchant denied defendant Goodman’s Motion to Dismiss. He has recommended the case to the Southern District of New York, where the defendant operates his alleged interstate racketeering organization from.

The judge reviewed 3 things:

  1. that the plaintiff has standing
  2. that subject matter jurisdiction exists
  3. that the case is not frivolous

The case passed the test, but South Carolina may not be the most appropriate place to deal with it. In the judge’s view, Goodman was in New York when he broadcast his “Clear and Present Danger” show featuring the alleged cyber-attack.

Plaintiff Dave Sweigert still has the right to go before the Court to plead his case for the jurisdiction remaining in South Carolina, where the Dirty Bomb Hoax incident took place in the form of the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch container terminal being shut down for more than 8 hours. The port handled $75 billion of cargo in 2015, which is about $10 million an hour.

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Previous coverage:

Dave Acton Sues Jason Goodman

Acton v Goodman – Was Charleston Dirty Bomb Hoax an FBI Operation?

CryptoBeast #2 – #Clownsource the #Peabody

Quinn Michaels: “Burning Man Sites On Top of a Massive Underground City”


 

[Update 9/3/18]

I have tried to post all the documentation from this case but I think I missed this filing, which names Robyn Gritz, Thomas Paine of True Pundit, and Jenny Moore.

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Lift the Veil did an excellent show on this today, which Dave Acton called in to. Dave’s call starts around the 35 minute mark.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/305177353

Thomas Paine was doxxed this week by Buzzfeed. His real name is Michael Moore, and he was with Jenny Moore when they recorded 90 minutes of abuse survivor testimony right before her alleged death. He is one of the many frequent FBI-connected guests on Jason Goodman’s channel. He revealed in this interview that he works with a private intelligence organization, similar to the London Center for Policy Research that Robyn Gritz is a Senior Fellow at (alongside former CIA director and frequent Fox News contributor Jim Woolsley and frequent Alex Jones guest Lt Col Anthony Shaffer). The Center’s web site lists addresses in New York and Washington, DC – not London.

Robyn Gritz has been very successful in crowdsourcing funds through social media, raising almost $50,000 so far this year. She’s not above connecting her fundraising efforts to Moore’s death.

General Flynn didn’t make out nearly so well:

 

 

“13 Times More Dangerous Than Returning From Active Combat”

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Salon has done an excellent piece on the epidemic of suicides amongst Burning Man workers.

There is a great deal of concern about the high frequency of depression and suicide among Black Rock City LLC (BRC) workers. While several factors contribute to depression and suicide, and correlation is not causation, the fact remains that 3 suicides (in a year) is an astonishingly high rate for virtually any population so small, and more so because, while these deaths are mourned, they are not entirely unexpected.

To put this in perspective, the US Army in 2011 reported a peak of 22.9 suicides per 100,000 soldiers, which was the highest rate seen in a decade. Per 100,000 appears to be a standard metric for this sort of thing. Assuming the combined numbers of Gate, DPW and Rangers to be approximately 1,000 strong, that would mean a suicide rate of 300 per 100,000. Statistically speaking, Black Rock City’s staff are 13 times more likely to kill themselves in the off-season than veterans returning from active combat duty. Even in a “slow year”, where only one BRC worker commits suicide, that is still 4 times the Army’s highest recorded suicide rate.

Read the full story at Salon.com

The story has also been picked up by the Daily Mail, Rave Jungle, and EDM Tunes. There’s also a rebuttal piece on Medium. If the suicide rate is just standard, nothing special to Burning Man, then why are there no other festivals with such a high death toll?

The seven suicides in seven years were just for DPW workers. There have also been Burners who committed suicide at the event, or after the event, workers who died on the job, and tragic fatal accidents.

Burning Man’s official history traces its origins to a secret society known as The Suicide Club. Coincidence? Or dark irony?

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Some previous related coverage:

DPW vs the Org – Labor Relations Board Ruling (2018)

Protesting the Protestors (2014)

Man Burns When Man Burns (2017)

RIP Lost Tom (2017)

RIP Spoono (2015)

Burning Man Electrician’s Tragic Death (2014)

Burner Dies At Utah Regional (2014)

Woman Dies At Burning Man (2014)

How Not To Die At Burning Man (2014)

9 Ways to Die At Burning Man (2013)

Monday is the New Saturday (2012)

There have also been two deaths by drowning at regional events, political activist Jay Houston Marx at Transformus NC (2015) and Matthew Vo at Lakes of Fire MI (2016).

The Black Rock Beacon also covered deaths at Burning Man in 2014:

Black Rock Beacon: A History of Deaths (2014)

Before this year, there were at least six deaths in Black Rock City. An additional number of Burners passed away after being evacuated.

The known deaths, reported by the Black Rock Beacon and other media or the Burning Man organization:

  • 2011 – Erika Kupfersberger, cerebral hemorrhage.
  • 2007 – Jermaine “Jerm” Barley, suicide by hanging.
  • 2006 – Adam Goldstone, a DJ with a known heart condition, died in RV after fainting.
  • 2005 – Sam Rich, a member of the fire-dancing group Controlled Burn, heart attack. Rich had sustained a head injury for which he was given stitches on Wednesday, the day before he died.
  • 2003 – Katherine Lampman, run over by art car she was exiting.
  • 2001 – A participant chose to run into a fire, according to the Afterburn probably the burning of Amazing Larry’s Lucky Seven Ages, the casino built into two large dice in the Deep Playa.

Among other event-related fatalities, an unidentified 52-year-old female Burner died in a Reno hospital after being transported from the Playa in 2010 because of an “unknown” medical condition, according to the Afterburn.

In 2005, a second Burner suffered cardiac arrest on the Playa and died that October after slipping into a coma in the hospital.

One fatality occurred from one of the two aircraft crashes in 2003. Barry Jacobs, the pilot of one of the planes, died after being hospitalized.

Two additional deaths in 2001 associated with the event included a Department of Public Works volunteer who died in a motor vehicle accident on the highway before the event and a second traffic fatality on Highway 447 during Exodus.

Michael Furey died in a motorcycle accident as the event was being set up in 1996.

 

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From Spanky’s Wine Bar to Sonoma Slut Shaming: Former Mayor Fights Back

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Mainstream media is all abuzz with the news that Rachel Hundley, the former Mayor of Sonoma who is running for re-election to the Council and aims to be a role model for women, has been “slut shamed” with racy photos of her from Burning Man posted on a web site “Rachel Hundley Exposed” (now shut down).

A California councilwoman says someone is trying to “slut shame” her into dropping her re-election bid — by creating a website filled with scantily clad photos of her at Burning Man.

Rachel Hundley, a councilwoman in Sonoma, said she received a threatening email earlier this month, accusing her of “immoral and unethical” behavior and telling her to drop out of the city council race or her candidacy would be “one of full disclosures.”

“I was threatened by an anonymous coward,” Hundley, 35, said in a YouTube video last week, calling the ominous email, “nothing short of extortion.”

The email included a link to a now-disabled website called “Rachel Hundley Exposed,” which she said showed “scandalous” videos and photos mined from her social media accounts, showing her wearing only a bra and underwear at Burning Man, the free-spirited arts and music festival.

The site was seemingly created by an organization called “Sonoma Citizens for Peace and Cooperation,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

In Hundley’s video, which had over 20,000 views as of Tuesday, she owned up to managing a wine bar at a “consent-focused sex-positive theme camp” that is part of Burning Man.

“What was especially disturbing in this era of Me Too was the attempt to slut shame me for celebrating my body and for my attendance at Burning Man,” she said

[Source: NY Post]

 

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A quick search confirmed that the “sex-positive wine bar” she is associated with is the infamous Spanky’s.

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The story has generated an enormous amount of free media attention for the candidate: Washington Post, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Petaluma Argus CourierChicago Tribune, NY Post, NY Daily NewsNewsweekHeavy.comInquisitr,  Vox, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, NDTV, The Cut, Daily Mail, South China Morning Post. There’s also discussion at Reddit.

Something to think about, Burners – it’s all fun and games running around in your underwear off your face on Molly and acid today, but will you still think the same way in 20 years when the photos surface?

Hundley said she is not going to take down her publicly shared social media pics, which IMO are quite tasteful and not “slutty” in any way :

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Follow the discussion on Rachel’s Facebook page.