Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Man is torched, then hosed, in Nevada

Hosing the 'Man'

PERSHING COUNTY NV -- Many people from Arizona and elsewhere are at, or headed to, the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of the Great Basin northeast of Reno.

According to the SF Chronicle, Paul Addis of San Francisco was arrested today after the 'Man' went up in flames.

Burning Man organizers at Black Rock City promise to rebuild the 'Man' so he may be burned again Saturday night.

Although the permitted event is held on American public lands managed by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), it costs $350 to get in at the main gate.

More than just paying its way, Burning Man subsidizes BLM's Nevada offices substantially each year, bringing in money while at the same time BLM promotes waste and deficits with big subsidies to mining, off-roading and ranching.

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