Originally Posted by Alex Hotze
At least most texans use outhouses. Hippies aren't scared to use the natural world around them!
Which is precisely the problem. With an estimated 20,000 people showing up for this gathering, it will produce approximately 6.9 TONS of poop EACH DAY, which will all be loosely burried in their slit latrines. Will anyone ever want to camp near all this crap again?
"Perhaps if the hippies believed they were being closly observed by, lets say the federal gov. (little mobile surveilence/telemitry units) they would get nervous & leave."
We are already floating the bill for this one. I found this write up on the 2004 "gathering", which estimated 15,000 people...so you can expect the bill to be higher than 2004. "The Forest Service has budgeted $720,000 for a National Incident Management Team to oversee this year's event in much the same way the service would react to a large wildfire, though overall costs will run much higher.
That's $45 a head....out of the stressed Forest Service Budget. That doesn't count the costs to Modoc and Lassen counties, whose sherifs' departments have to beef up patrols. "
And Golder...that's a very nice ass.