CryptoBeast # 9 – Gram H-00047, John Perry Barlow, and Timothy Leary – with Special Guests Robert Forte and Joe Atwill

In the wake of long-time Burner, cyber-pioneer, Grateful Dead lyricist, Electronic Frontier Foundation founder, and cattle rancher John Perry Barlow’s recent passing, we will remember him and Timothy Leary with someone who knew both men for many years: Robert Forte. Barlow and Leary were at the epicenter of the counter-culture, and spent their careers surrounded by intelligence agents. Were they working for We The People or The Man? Or both?

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CryptoBeast #8: How to Get Started in Bitcoin and Alt-Coins with Special Guest Eric Doriean

I spoke to founder Eric Doriean about how to get started in crypto and some of the things to look out for. We also discussed some of the potential of blockchain for new ways to living, sharing, and gifting. #communaleffort #radicalselfreliance

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Burning Man Live Stream Raided By Pirates then Shut Down By YouTube Copyright Strikes

Wondering what happened to the Burning Man live stream? Take this as unconfirmed, the source is – hardly reliable.

But it does check out. The stream is down, and the pirate sites are up. Can you watch a stream live on this platform? Maybe somebody wants to spend the money and find out. Not me…Burning Man is over.


It’s highly ironic that Google, basically the owners of Burning Man, got their own stream shut down by their stupid strike system which is the bane of the YouTube truther community.

I note they’re selling supplements on ePlaya now, just like Alex Jones. Nice. Who doesn’t need some primal growth male enhancement with their burn?


When you click the link you get to this:

The stream was up when The Man burned Saturday night. Perhaps they took it down because of the tragic suicide/accident. Or perhaps the shrewd beancounters of Decommodification LLC have started doing deals with LiveNation for streaming rights.

This comes after mysterious goings-on in the last couple of weeks with the official live audio stream as well as the live video stream.


Is This The Real Reason the Live Stream Is Down? [Update: Up and Down]


The biggest camp at Burning Man is Camp Envy: those of us who aren’t physically on the Playa, but instead want some sense of participation by watching the live stream from the comfort of our home or office.

The stream was supposed to be live at noon on Sunday; then they kept pushing it back. Check here to see if it’s working

As I write this, they’re going to be live “in 57 minutes”. It’s been “coming soon” for days now. [Update: 8/29/17 6:11pm PST they missed the deadline again. Stream still down]

[Update 8/29/17 6:26pm PST it’s up with a 15-minute delay for some reason. Apparently a lot of Internet connectivity problems]

[Update 8/29/17 9:27pm PST it’s been down for a few hours]

[Update 8/29/16 10:19 PST it’s back up again]

Here’s the official story of events:

2017 live stream

Quite vague, really – “a highly unusual set of circumstances”. And made all the more mysterious because this year also BMIR, the live audio stream, was off the air for many weeks due to “administrative issues”.

Motorbike Matt has some technical chops – he’s run space missions for GoPro and JPL. He wanted me to clarify that NASA did not sponsor any of his (or anyone else’s) involvement with the Mars Rover Art Car – it’s a project people do on their time off.

The live video stream is a utility of Black Rock City provided to us by the Burning Man Project out of their $40 million annual ticket haul – something given to us by volunteers and not regulated by the FCC like BMIR is.

Everything seemed to be on track for the video stream to turn on when Burning Man’s gates opened, until on Friday afternoon at 1:11pm, I went live on the YouTube channel Lift The Veil, talking about Burning Man and Radical Ritual.

We were done by about 3pm PST.

At 4:55pm PST someone started a racist 4chan thread Operation Diversify Burning Man

A GoFundMe was started to support diversity at Burning Man by busing in people of color from economically challenged urban areas.

At 7:26pm PST on Friday August 25th, an Anonymous shitposter put this on another 4chan thread:

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Straight away, the infamous alt-right army of 4chan’s politically incorrect /pol/ discussion group was into it. The claim that the guy who runs Burning Man said blacks don’t go because it reminds them of slavery is actually true, Larry Harvey really did say that.

larry harvey on slavery

The 2016 Census results (% Virgin: 39.3%) show an ethnic mix of 1.1% black and 4.3% hispanic.

The largest religious group is Catholic, with 7%, followed closely by Jewish 6.4%. 71.5% said “no religion”.

Interestingly, Google – who champion themselves as the voice of diversity, while firing employees with conservative values – have about the same proportion of black and hispanic.

Google’s overall workforce is 56% White, 35% Asian, 4% two or more races, 4% Hispanic or Latinx, 2% Black and less than 1% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. On its report, Google groups the last two categories together under the heading “Other.


Google is 56% white, Burning Man is 80% white. This compares with the overall tech sector which is 7.4% black and 8% Latino. [Source]

Google is 69% male – only 20% of people in technical roles are women, and 25% in leadership roles. Burning Man is 57% male, 41% female – 1.8% are “fluid/both/neither”.

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Being 4chan/pol/ , the race card was immediately played:

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It took all of about 5 minutes of 4chan discussion before our Shadow History of Burners series was brought up, by a Japanese poster.

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And they came back 15 minutes later with more:

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and then:

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“Super Autist” – high praise indeed in this group (it is true, I am an IRL shitposter – like Taylor Swift?)

Little did they realize that I would be finishing the story up with part 7 the very next day:

…where the Autist Army of Kek and Pepe even gets a mention.

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Meanwhile, Anon shitposters were suggesting someone let AntiFa know that all the black people at Burning Man were alt-right sympathizers.

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And then, at 20:15 – still less than an hour from the original post, they bring up the live stream, and suggest using it to stage “happenings”:

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This is coming fresh on the heels of the “March on Google” being postponed due to “credible alt-left terrorist threats”, over a weekend in the Bay Area that saw masked AntiFa thugs beating people with sticks in the name of stopping hate and stealing a journalists phone because he wore a blue shirt.

Insane Cultural Marxists are in an absolute frenzy of fear, paranoia, rage and idiocy right now. Freedom of Speech is their number one enemy.

Likewise, although BMorg like to call themselves “unlikely leader in transparency”, they are in fact renonwed for propaganda, rhetoric and obfuscation. The Hero’s Journey only works if you are the one telling the story.

I could imagine the many employees of the BMorg PR team, experts in spinning the narrative in directions of their own control, watching in horror as the same kind of 4-chan fueled alt-right meme attacks that took down their beloved Satanic Witch Hillary and continue to decimate the Social Justice Warrior Progressive movement by exposing them for the hypocrites they are were shifted to a new target: Burning Man, with the live stream as their rallying cry. A live stream showing very few black people, which also has comments disabled…if this culture is so good for the world, what is so scary about the world seeing it and talking about it?

Hey, perhaps there’s another perfectly good explanation for why the feed is down. One they just don’t want to give us.

pol nothing beyond our reach

BMIR Radio Off The Air


Image: Mark Gunderson

Some Burners are disappointed that they can’t get pumped up for the Burn by listening to their favorite radio station, BMIR.

Here’s why:

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Tune in FM 94.5 on the Playa, or iHeartRadio

Administrative issues, hmmm? Who is taking control of the Playa airwaves?

BMorg says:

Burning Man Information Radio

BMIR – 94.5 FM (aka Burning Man Information Radio) is the official radio station of Burning Man. Broadcasting on the playa and streaming over the internet (both from Burning Man and year round) at BMIR broadcasts an eclectic mix of music, playa news, burn information, playa weather reports, interviews with participants and artists, theme camp and event promos and much more.

BMIR starts broadcasting from the playa 24/7 the Wednesday before the gates open to the public. Many people tune in to the internet stream from home while they are doing their last minute packing as well as stream BMIR on their smartphones while they travel to Black Rock City for info on how the city is coming together, updates on playa and traffic conditions and late breaking important information about the event.

It takes a whole lot of people to make a radio station run and there are many roles to be filled both on and off air. We are a highly interactive department with lots of public contact. Previous radio experience is not necessary. What’s important is desire and commitment to our mission of being the guardians of the airwaves for the citizens of Black Rock City.

If you’re interested in joining our team please send an email to Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you see yourself contributing to the team. We look forward to hearing from you!


Looks kind of official to me! Did it get Nationalized by the Org, and is now dysfunctional? Maybe someone with administrative skills can volunteer to this team and we can get the radio turned on again. $40 million. 80,000 people. WE CAN DO IT! Communal Effort. Participation. Immediacy. Radiocal Inclusion. Radiocal Self Reliance. Radiocal Self Expression.