Buying Empire!

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Post by goathead » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:17 am

just burn it all, leave no trace.

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Post by MyDearFriend » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:26 am

Kinetic V wrote:
In short all I posted was a link and NOTHING else, and that complies with what the LVRJ has posted as fair use.
JFC why the fuck do they care how much of their story you re-post to a wider audience? Sorry you have to deal with bullshit like that in your local media, KV.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:24 am

graidawg wrote:still not a lottery winner so i cant afford to buy empire yet.

also i am rethinking my town drunk stance, i have decided the sherrifs deputy is a much more appealing position allowing me to be helpful And carry a gun
you may have a fight on your hands there, fella!!!

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Post by Kinetik V » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:33 am

MyDearFriend wrote:
JFC why the fuck do they care how much of their story you re-post to a wider audience? Sorry you have to deal with bullshit like that in your local media, KV.
Do a Google search for Righthaven...and check out their business model of suing the socks off people who repost their "owned" Review - Journal content...or the Denver Post's content. Until a Colorado Federal Judge hit the brakes on things they had a money making machine rolling. In any case the threat they offer is very real...so I'm like I want to post the link but not screw myself in the process so that's why I went over the top like that.

Anyway back on topic....
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Perhaps you could buy it, but...

Post by bradtem » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:30 pm

Even if they did sell it, is there enough to sustain it? I mean Bruno's motel, catering to the modest tourism business, is still hardly a bustling place. Most of the tourists (hunters and ATV folks and a few rocketry folks) seem to be camping.

During the period of and around Burning Man, I suspect you could rent out the homes to the many people who come to work the playa (police, BLM etc) but it would probably cost more just to keep the homes up, stop them from falling to weeds and rot and decay. And you would have to keep water and other services on.

It might be possible but it seems a tall order.

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Post by illy dilly » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:10 pm

Mosin wrote:CSMonitor reports on the "sheetrock ghost town" of Empire, NV.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/20 ... ghost-town
Shit,
While I read that, Bob Segers "Turn The Page" came on.
Almost made me cry!
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Re: Buying Empire!

Post by maryanimal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:30 pm

Anyone still interested?
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Post by bigdane » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:48 pm

maryanimal wrote:Anyone still interested?
I'm interested! I'll open the sweet shoppe... :twisted:
or if thats taken (t'aint the same as a bakery ya know...) then I'll open the bacon shoppe... :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:51 pm

I think Empire will need a a bakery, a sweet shoppe, and a bacon parlor!! ! Idon't tink Gerlach has any of those kind of business! I'd love to work in all three stores!! not simultaneous though! I'm still wondering what US Gypsum plans on doing with those houses there...


Ohhh I fortgot bigdane! I'll run the cafe/bakery! I had to read it from the beginning! We can add a sweete shoppe/bacon parlor tothe prexisting building!
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Post by Sham » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:53 pm

I want to be the town gigolo. It appears however that the bankruptcy filing is from 2001. My dreams of town gigolo may be shattered once again.

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Post by maryanimal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:55 pm

Shambala wrote:I want to be the town gigolo. It appears however that the bankruptcy filing is from 2001. My dreams of town gigolo may be shattered once again.

I didn't check the date of the bankruptcy before I posted it. and gigolo you shall be. But didn't you sign up for mayor or something?
I would like to run for Mayor of Empire.
I have an incredible ability to appear honest, sincere and upstanding, while actually being corrupt, devious and dishonest.
I feel that these qualities alone would make me a perfect candidate.

Time for a Change. Vote Shambala for Mayor
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Post by bigdane » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:14 pm

maryanimal wrote: Ohhh I fortgot bigdane! I'll run the cafe/bakery! I had to read it from the beginning! We can add a sweete shoppe/bacon parlor tothe prexisting building!
Perhaps it can be The Empire Gastronomy Emporioum. Or the Culinary Emporium of Empire...someone has got to have a tasteless acronym for this!!! I just know its out there!!!!
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:21 pm

Heeeeyyyyy! What a good idea!! Ok, let's see whocomes up with the best acronymed name!
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:22 pm

Best Of Our Bakery Served...BOOBS
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Post by trilobyte » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:26 pm

Wait til you get a look at downtown Empire, BigDane… hehehe

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Post by bigdane » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:34 pm

trilobyte wrote:Wait til you get a look at downtown Empire, BigDane… hehehe
would it be safe to presume I shouldn't blink when driving through the scenic part of downtown Empire...
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:05 pm

Empire has a downtown? You mean the little store and the gas station? bigdane, all the housing is behind the little store. I want to live there.
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Post by bigdane » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:43 pm

it looks like from Mapquest there are like 6 streets in Emprire...looks like before we can restore the downtown we'll have to build one....
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Post by maryanimal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:40 pm

I think the little store and the coffee shop/bakery/sweet shoppe/bacon emporium will be good enought! I wouldn't want to see it spoiled by urban decay.
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Post by bigdane » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:55 am

At this juncture I think that Empire is light years away from urban decay! The pictures I've looked at on google earth do not conjur thoughts of a desert oasis...on the surface it looks like a wayside where even the trees are struggling for water...
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Post by TT120 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:52 am

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Post by TomServo » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:39 am

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Post by maryanimal » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:30 am

Hey Tom! Tom is the town butcher.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:46 am

I want to be the barber and butcher.

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Post by ygmir » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:50 pm

are we re-doing jobs?
I thought most of this was settled, originally.

dang

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Post by bigdane » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:51 pm

I'm torn between being the town confectioneer, running a B&B or the town gay bar....

will the town retain the name Empire??...

would N 40.622883 W 119.341273 be too technical a name? Or perhaps we could just call it Bob?
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Post by TomServo » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:07 pm

ygmir wrote:are we re-doing jobs?
I thought most of this was settled, originally.

dang

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pretty sure I got dibs on Butcher
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Post by ygmir » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:13 pm

Oh, was that from before, TS, or is this new? I can't remember everyone jobs.

BigDane:

you want to be the gay bar, or just run it?........might make a difference.

and, as to changing the name, well, I could see a particular couch here that might want to chime in, or at least have input on the furniture theme............I'm not sure he's re-covered, from the upholstering he took last time.
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Post by bigdane » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:11 pm

ygmir wrote:Oh, was that from before, TS, or is this new? I can't remember everyone jobs.

BigDane:

you want to be the gay bar, or just run it?........might make a difference.
...hmmmm....good point....I'm not sure if I want to be the local gay watering hole...
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by TomServo » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:15 pm

If we can buy Empire, can I be the town Butcher?


Now that I think about it....I'm more serious about it than you may think. I've wanted to be a Butcher ever since reading "Busy day, Busy people" as a kid.
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