Eric's in Town?
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Posted by Chad (+1765) 14 years ago
If I'm not mistaken, Eric's big old slab is parked in front of the former Infotech store as I type.

Now's your chance.... call the Spanish Inquisition!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 14 years ago
3-7-77!
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1882) 14 years ago
I've got tar. Anybody have some feathers?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 14 years ago
Set the webcam up first!!
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Posted by Wilbur Cain (+152) 14 years ago
Could you please describe his 'big old slab' so I can be on the lookout?????
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Posted by Bart Freese (+928) 14 years ago
Enough already.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 14 years ago
This is getting out of hand. It was fun the first week or so, but when you people continue on and on about it, and do NOTHING when you know where he is. We all know he went to colorado. Quit your complaining, and do something. But don't just sit on your duffs and talk bad about him.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 14 years ago
Good God, it seems like everybody on MC.com is ready to string Eric up. Is the MC.com posse getting their horses & rope ready?
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Posted by J Scheuering (+10) 14 years ago
I'm not sure about Eric, but I'm pretty sure I DID see Elvis today.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 14 years ago
If a mob with pitchforks and torches takes to the streets - I think the webcam should be set up and it should be streamed out live. At the bare minimum the footage should be posted to YouTube.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 14 years ago
The Miles City posse?



[This message has been edited by Kyle L. Varnell (edited 11/19/2008).]
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1728) 14 years ago
Guess everyone just really loves a good guitar player:

http://www.whereseric.com/

Cheers!
FH
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Posted by Wilbur Cain (+152) 14 years ago
There's no stringing Eric up. He was an interesting MC character. It is not often in a town of SE Mt a would be town officer does a scam on some of the fine citizens. That will teach some of you to not pay up front and to pay as you receive a service. Satellite TV/internet services/cable services all have a monthly fee. You don't pay and it is cut off. If you were foolish enough to pay up front or work free you are an idiot. Things got out of hand for Eric and I think he spent more than he made. That isn't a criminal. You shouldn't have given him money up front.
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Posted by J Scheuering (+10) 14 years ago
Wilbur - I'm not sure what your legal background is, but local law enforcement is not in agreement with you. However, they have the advantage of having all the FACTS before them. It's probably not a good idea to make a legal pronouncement based on message board chat.

[This message has been edited by J Scheuering (edited 11/20/2008).]
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 14 years ago
Kyle,

Nice visual . . . but way too much emphasis on torches. That many torches not only gives rise to concerns with a mobs' visual aesthetic, but too much fire-on-a-stick interferes with a mobs' vigilance-effective capacity.

Ideally I think the ratio of handheld vigilance applicators should be something along these lines:
40% torches
40% pitchforks
6% miscellaneous agricultural hand tools - scythes, sickles, pruning hooks & etc
6% miscellaneous clubs - 2x4s, ax handles, baseball bats (no aluminum please) & etc
6% throwables - rocks, brickbats, bottles, etc
2% nooses and firearms (preferably side-by-side shotguns)

If the full moon isn't out, I supposed it would be okay to go 45/35 with torches and pitchforks.

And whatever happens, keep those torches out of the hands of children . . . use some common sense for goodness sake.
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Posted by Dan (+465) 14 years ago
"not often in a town of SE Mt a would be town officer does a scam on some of the fine citizens"

umm...I would argue that a couple of our actual officers (county not town)are running scams on us...
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Posted by Brian (+362) 14 years ago
In Eric's defense (and I do this grudgingly) I do not believe that he scammed people intentionally. His biggest problem, in my opinion, was letting his ego cloud his judgment. He took on too much, and spent his money too fast, leaving no backup plans. That and when somebody would irritate him, any work we were doing for them was halted, or put "on the back burner." There is no room for ego in business.

Had more prudent, less emotionally based decisions been made, I would be sitting at Kafe Utza right now eating an orange roll, Eric very possibly could have been elected commissioner, and none of these threads would exist.

If anything, Eric is guilty of 2 things:

1) trying to please everybody. Unfortunately, trying to please everybody is the fastest route to failure.
2) Refusing to admit to his mistakes.
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Posted by Salli (Scanlan) Starkey (+236) 14 years ago
Thanks Brian

It's nice to see an intelligent, mature post in here.
Who of us has not screwed up?
Who has not hurt someone, accidentally?
Hopefully, everyone learned something.
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Posted by Chad (+1765) 14 years ago
Brian,

Tucker and I both enjoyed a cup of coffee at Kafe Utza this morning, but your presence was missed as we plotted to take over the world. Narf!
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Posted by Brian (+362) 14 years ago
Thanks Chad. Hopefully someday soon I can add my own theories on true world domination. (Hint: If involves croissants. )

The company that I have been working for is growing very rapidly. This week my boss is in negotiations to get some contracts in Glendive. So I have a very good feeling that in 3 to 6 months we will begin working in Miles City. And not a moment too soon, my Gyro stash has been depleted.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3857) 14 years ago
Today Glendive, tomorrow the world!

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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 14 years ago
Brian,

What company?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 14 years ago
Salli . . . and just what isn't intelligent and mature in recommending that the mob keep torches out of the hands of children? ; -)


Brian - good luck with new job. But Man - you gotta understand than no plan for world domination that doesn't include scones can succeed.
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Posted by Brian (+362) 14 years ago
http://www.montecsolutions.com/

One of the services we offer/will offer (and my facts may be a little off, so don't take this as gospel) is that we do virus scans/cleanouts for people, but rather than take money for it, we ask for donations which we then pass on to schools for playground equipment, etc.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 14 years ago
I see a Brandon has a classified in the Star for computer services. I assume it is the same Brandon.
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