The main image was taken from this devi site....http://www.ganesh.us/slides/ganpati91.html
everything else was photoshop
I helped write the article at Wikinews - according to the police, the
promoter had a permit with the local health department, but did not
have a mass gathering permit. The promoter states that he did have the
permit, and that when he produced it to the cops, they tore it up in
front of them. As someone else said, there are two sides to the story.
In any case, the promoter spent thousands of dollars on permits, they
had EMTs and security, trash cans, and portajohns. It certainly wasn't
a fly-by-night operation.
Furthermore, the statute for the supposed permit that was needed reads as thus:
No person shall permit, maintain, promote, conduct, advertise, act as
entrepreneur, undertake, organize, manage, or sell or give tickets to
an actual or reasonably anticipated assembly of two hundred fifty or
more people which continues or can reasonably be expected to continue
for twelve (12) or more consecutive hours, whether on public or
private property unless a license to hold the assembly has first been
issued by the County Commissioners.
This A. is obvious anti-rave legislation and B. doesn't have a
snowball's chance in hell of standing up in court, and I will explain
why. In order to get the permit, one must first contract
Porta-potties, dumpsters, medical professionals, etc. All of which
comes under "promote, conduct, advertise, act as entrepreneur,
undertake, organize, manage." clause. Meaning that in order to get the
permit under this ordinance, you must first violate it.
I've been following this all night,
and I've been in touch with the Utah rave scene, including the DJs and
some of the people in the video. I can answer any questions you have
this bottom link he sent me in a email to more info he wrote....
Because I am starting to get involved in the Asheville/Atlanta Goa trance scene I started a account on Tribe.net....its pretty cool looking I think I like it better than myspace, its like myspace married to craigslist..
this is my url there
does anyone else have an account that I can add into my friends network or does anyone want to suggest a tribe to join?
Please read if you value freedom. I am reposting with both a link and a cut and paste of his entire post. This made me ill and very very sad. rick_day I know this will interest you greatly.
Guys, I know I could usually care less if people read my posts or not -
especially if they have any political twinge to them, but READ THIS ONE.
Here is the original story on datavein
here it is reposted by me in case anything happens to that post:
was a big jungle/dnb party in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend that
got raided with guys in combat fatigues. They used tazers, attack dogs,
physical violence, tear gas, everything. People had machine guns
pressed to their heads. The promoters had gone out of their way to do
this party legit with permits, fees, security staff, drug searches,
etcetera, but none of that mattered.
There is plenty of word going round on the utah messagebaord: www.utrave.org
Knick of Evol Intent was there. Here is his account of what happened:
Though they confiscated most of the cameras to cover their tracks, here is some video footage that got loose:
People are posting their stories on this thread at utrave:
Wikinews has an excellent assesment, pics, and collections of relevant links (as always) here:
Send your well worded and polite messages of disgust to:
Utah County Government:
100 East Center, Suite 2200
Provo, UT 84606
Or email at:
If the sites have video taken down for whatever reason let me know, I have saved it and would be happy to put it up for you.
Into everyone's life some llama llama duck must come.....
The llama song....trust me click it, TRUST me!
Week of August 15, 2005
The contemplation for this week is:
At every moment, remember that your goal is to progress in yoga. With practice and discrimination, set your mind to it.
-- Swami Muktananda
How can we teach anyone to hate someone else?
"I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.
I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.
I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.
I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.
I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.
I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.
I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.
I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.
I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.
Repost this if you believe homophobia is wrong."
yada yada yada
and in other news I got the pre register form for the PowWow, I will for sure be there with Bill....anyone want to go? Its going to be an amazing weekend, I have waited since my birthday to have a blow out in the woods, and in light of finding out my fave pagan fall festival won't be held this year I will for sure be at this event.
The T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi 2nd Annual Arts and Music Festival
“One Who Has Visions”
Autumn Equinox - Sept. 23 - 25, 2005
Deerfields - Asheville, NC
Random - Spun / Vaporvent, San Francisco, CA
Bodhisattva 13:20 - Truffle Records / Psycircle, San Diego, CA
Lost Baba vs. Bastard vs Babar - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, NC/TN
Zero Divide - Soular Records, DC
Paradigm - Mindfunk Records / DEA, San Francisco, CA
Witchdokta - Full Circle/ Phoenix Family, Ukiah, CA
Arjuna - Dharma Kshetra, Miami, FL
Coral - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, NYC
Uhm - Mistical productions, Dallas, TX
Binary - Sonic Beating / Changmian, Boston, MA
Cyzum - Soular Records / Konvocation, Baltimore, MD
Derby & S.O.T. - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Chicago, IL
Brandon - Dreamcatcher, NYC
IcycoiL - Las Vegas, NV
Solomoon - Metameme, Denver, CO
Moksa - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Atlanta, GA
Kameleon & Labyrinth - Pangea Productions, Greenville, SC
Brainlizzard - U.t.t.a. Chaos, Asheville, NC
Kri - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Asheville, NC
Blue Spectral Monkey - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Asheville, NC
Pedro - Reality Engine, NYC
Matyas - Reality Engine, NYC
Dan Covan - DanCovan.org, NYC
Boipeba - Gaian Mind, Philadelphia, PA / Israel
Allen - Gaian Mind, Philadelphia, PA
Elektronkind - Gaian Mind, Baltimore, MD
S.O.T. - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Chicago, IL
Kaiser Soze - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Milwaukee, WI
Paramnesia - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Louisville, KY
Rhymes - Orangebrainunlimited, San Antonio, TX
Karmakanik vs. Eg~bot - PSI, Gaian Mind, Philadelphia, PA / NYC
Shad - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Nashville, TN
Psyonic - Touch Samadhi, Knoxville, TN
Babar - Touch Samadhi, Knoxville, TN
DJ Nod - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Asheville, NC
Jenna - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Asheville, NC
Kri - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Asheville, NC
Oso - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Asheville, NC
Medesin - Asheville, NC
Quoi - Asheville, NC
Glossolalia - Orangebrainunlimited, Asheville, NC *LIVE*
Logos - ICreateIAm.com, Asheville, NC *LIVE*
Welkin Ring - Asheville, NC *LIVE* + VJ set
Blue Spectral Monkey - Touch Samadhi, Asheville, NC
Reality Engine, NYC
Absent Productions, Asheville, NC
Psyonic - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Knoxville, TN
Devotee - T.o.u.c.h. Samadhi, Asheville, NC
Psy Planet - Philadelphia, PA
A Full Weekend Of Non-Stop Psychedelic Music! - No Renegade Sound
Gates open at noon on friday - Kids under 14 are loved, cherished and
free with guardian!
What to bring: camping supplies, flashlights, enough water and food for
floats for the lakes, mtn. bikes - No fires except in designated areas
- NO DOGS !!!
Yoga and Movement Workshops - Visionary Art Tent - Kids Area
pre registered by Saturday September 10th : $50
at the Gate: $65
18 and up with I.D. only !
full name of attendees required with registration
pay with paypal.com: firstname.lastname@example.org
main website / forum: http://www.touchsamadhi.com
Deerfields is located 20 minutes south of Asheville in the Mills River
The retreat is a 940-acre family-owned tract of unspoiled wilderness
swimming, and hiking. Cascading through the Queens Creek Mountains the
surrounded by lakes, apple orchards and rhododendrons .
Happy Birthday! gnosticelf!!!!