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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: DavDave
They are in everything. Its not exactly news. AA meetings, christian prayer groups, sci fi conventions, all of it
We have to learn to function in a martial way. Live with the surveilance and become smarter. As we are, full of BS, we will go crazy over this stuff. Lose your shame and lose your fear. Let them see, just dig deeper and find a deeper you. Another layer for yourself.
Keep going deeper until you are alone.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DavDave
Never been there, but understand FBI's need to squash any actual remaining freedom, let alone fun…
Who or what was provided is a matter of conjecture, but personally, I'd be curious to see how the FBI's cell phone tracking technology would fare up against Black Rock City's notoriously bad cellular reception.
originally posted by: DavDave
Internal documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation were provided to investigative journalist Inkoo Kang in February 2013, but were just made public as the 29th annual festival got under way. Some 70,000 people were expected in attendance at Black Rock City, a temporary camp in the remote desert of Nevada.
An August 19, 2010 memo from the FBI to all field offices says the Bureau would work with the local authorities to “aid in the prevention of terrorist activities and intelligence collection.” Another memo, a week later, says the Bureau was contacted by a security company hired by Burning Man to do a threat assessment. The FBI said it had “no intelligence indicating any outside threats, domestic or international,” to the event.
FBI admits to spying on Burning Man
This single report is from 2010 but you can bet your ass there are agents there each ad every year, and not just from the FBI but I would expect to see folks from ATF,ICE, Homeland and even as they go on to say in the story, BLM.
Who in 2010,
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued almost 300 citations and arrested 8 people at the 2010 event, attended by more than 50,000 ‘Burners’.
Obviously a bunch of naked stoners partying out in the desert is the perfect place to look for "Terrorist activities and intelligence collection.”
Hey wait, if these agents are naked too, where do they keep their badges?
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Can it really be called spying at a public outdoor event?