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    Quote Originally Posted by the518 View Post
    seems harsh. but what an idiot. you have to punish fools like him it's just a shame it's at tax payers expense. a big fine would have been more in line with community service for 1000 hours and probation for 36 mos.
    I agree, at least we could get 1000 hours worth of litter picked up, instead of locking him up and paying his keep for 4 years.
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    As to Number 1: No, I guess I wasn't planning on burning the barn down anyway so not the best analogy. But, the point is: we tend to hold property as sacrosanct in this country, including the inherent right to do with it as we wish. No matter that I was going to burn it anyway, I didn't get to do it my way.

    Which is something the event is supposed to celebrate..... everybody not doing things the "way of society". Yet this guy is being punished in a societal way at an event supposedly celebrating not doing things in a normal societal way. Which is why I say it just seems wrong.

    Apparently the "burning man" has lost it's way and is just an excuse for a big party now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    As to Number 1: No, I guess I wasn't planning on burning the barn down anyway so not the best analogy. But, the point is: we tend to hold property as sacrosanct in this country, including the inherent right to do with it as we wish. No matter that I was going to burn it anyway, I didn't get to do it my way.

    Which is something the event is supposed to celebrate..... everybody not doing things the "way of society". Yet this guy is being punished in a societal way at an event supposedly celebrating not doing things in a normal societal way. Which is why I say it just seems wrong.

    Apparently the "burning man" has lost it's way and is just an excuse for a big party now.
    That's exactly what I thought you meant. So, what started as a "counter culture" event that celebrated performance art, and non-compliance with societal norms, etc. Has now become exactly what it claims to be against. That the burning happened at a random time and not according to the itinerary should have been celebrated by the organizers.

    No, it wasn't his to burn, yada yada yada, but what he did was in keeping with the spirit of burning man.

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    But hey it is cruel and unusual to kill a child rapist no matter how many times he rapes. Give the guy four years, that seems cruel and unusual. Better yet he could have been busted for possession with intent to distribute narcotics and got 2years with probation.

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