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Old 09-06-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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I am originally from Philadelphia, and having travelled Asia, Europe (East, West and as the Czech's say 'Central'), South America, and North America coast-to-coast (Canada included) Id have to say the people in Montana, or the town of Cut Bank specifically, are the lowest form of life I have yet to encounter. Barely meeting the term "people". Every foul, vile aspect of humanity, they have in abundance.

Backstabbing, falsity, treacherous, gossipy, jealous, petty, hatefull, childish, etc etc.

My wife boiled it down to "They have failed at life, and its easier to blame those outside their pathetically tiny circle then blame themselves". I was amused to read a report on this forum about Colstrip, Montana. It was a carbon copy of everything we experienced! Minus the dead animal on the doorstep and vandalized cars of course.

We have since moved to Kalispell and are having a grand ole' time. Mostly due to the fact that alot of people here aint from Montana.

Shame, too, as we are getting ready to close negotiations on 3 federal contracts (the original reason we moved here). I planned to employ some people and support the local economy. Give back to the community, as it were.

Now? We will go the extra mile to ensure we spend little to none of the profits in Cut Bank, then using the house we have there as a tax writeoff. We get the all the HUBZone and IRS benefits, Cut Bank gets ZILCH!

Couldnt happen to a better pack of scum!

Anyone seeking a true representation of the "small town mindset", go watch the movie Deliverance (1972) with Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty. Its all you will ever need to understand...everything.

Only in Cut Bank its meth labs (strange explosions every weekend, and the chief of police runnings the whole meth operation!), not illegal whiskey still.
It's none of my affair but how did you end up in Cut Bank coming from Philadelphia? Your almost on the reservation and from my experience those areas are typically a little "rough around the edges".
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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It's none of my affair but how did you end up in Cut Bank coming from Philadelphia? Your almost on the reservation and from my experience those areas are typically a little "rough around the edges".

Heh heh....

He was probably looking at the "statistics"... LOL
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I wish a mod would change the subject of this thread from "Montana Clicks" to "Montana Cliques." When I look at the spelling it looks like a seat belt campaign.
My bad...I don't speak french
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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I think I belong in Montana. I am sick to death of the neighbors that move in where I live now (VA) and want to change everything. All of a sudden they release that a gravel road is dusty. Gee who'd a guessed. Then they want to start a Homeowners Association because where they came from they liked them. Then they want to force me to live under their new rules about the road. It's all Me Me Me attitude. I just want to live somewhere in the country where I will be left alone......
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Helena, MT
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I think I belong in Montana. I am sick to death of the neighbors that move in where I live now (VA) and want to change everything. All of a sudden they release that a gravel road is dusty. Gee who'd a guessed. Then they want to start a Homeowners Association because where they came from they liked them. Then they want to force me to live under their new rules about the road. It's all Me Me Me attitude. I just want to live somewhere in the country where I will be left alone......
Sorry to break it to you crittersitter but it seems as if the me me me attitude is alive and well here too, unfortunately.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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Gift shop"Ironically it is not just CA."

I am sure happy that I was not born in California.
Of course, we all have a choice in the matter...... if Mom can hear us shouting from her womb, "Not Here, Not in California." Where were you born and raised? Canicornia, has about 30 times the people that Montana has. welcome to the invasion of fellow Americans seeking more room to breath.
Just put a sign up, "welcome to Montana, gate way to Alaska" or maybe
Montana can require visa's to visit and financial security to stay!
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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It's none of my affair but how did you end up in Cut Bank coming from Philadelphia? Your almost on the reservation and from my experience those areas are typically a little "rough around the edges".
It has to do with Federal contracting. There are things called HUBZones (google it). Each county is given a specific rating dependent on employment, education, income, incumbent contracts, etc. Its extracted from census data, and therefore changes every 10 years.

I chose Glacier county, picked up a cheap house, and started the business. That was back in 2005, but were only now close to securing a federal contract (or two).

Due to the Blackfeet reservation and other factors (slack-jawed hayseed dimwits from Cut Bank, corrupt cops, freemason stooges, etc), average income, education, and unemployment will stay static, and companies willing to set up shop in Glacier county will stay low. The whole county is a basket case.

Conversely, Kalispell is in Flathead county. The last census, Flathead was a hairs breath away from losing its HUBZone status. Mostly due to the influx of money from other areas, high education levels, lower unemployment, and so forth. Plus there are a good amount of contract holders here already.

In some cases HUBZone set-asides hold a 10% pricing differential over non HUBZone area companies. That alone can offset the entire cost involved.

And as far as GiftShopGuy is concerned, dont forget. To us this is a means to an end, or put bluntly, were just cruising through.

Your stuck here...forever.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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"HUBZone" =
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The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting ...
Hummm.. "Empowerment" = just another way of saying "government (ie tax payer's) money. I could see where this might raise a few hairs in some places, espeically with some salt of the earth fiery independent types who pretty much grew up eating dirt to make it on their own.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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Well, if Im "raising hairs" among the pack of semi-literate, meth-addled hayseed nitwits....I gotta be doing something right.
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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I think I belong in Montana. I just want to live somewhere in the country where I will be left alone......
There is definitely more space to be had in Montana and depending on where you relocate to, you may very well be left alone. I have lived in two different country places in Montana and an urban place between the two occasions and my country experiences were really good. Nobody really bothered anyone else. Our newest place is the same thing, do your own thing, mind your own business, be a courteous neighbor and all is well.
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