The Portland Mercury: We'll Go to Court for You*

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This post made me laugh.

Terry, you might consider talking to Matt Davis, who informed me in his ever-charming manner that he had a lawyer that would be happy to subpoena my ISP for my identity and then sue me for hurting Matt's feelings.
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"he had a lawyer that would be happy to subpoena my ISP for my identity."

A Cat,
Your claim that Matt did this was actually the first thing I thought of when I read this post...
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Amy,
Are you sure about the name of the judge? James A Redden is a federal judge in Portland.
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Nice, very nice.

Keep up the good work you guys (and girls). It would have been far cheaper for you to turn over the IP than fight it in court, but you did the right thing, and that is why I love the Mercury.
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Nope, it's Redman, a pro tem in Clackamas County Court.
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I'd really love to hear Matt's p.o.v. on such "freedoms". My first reaction to this was "oh my, the irony..."

As it sinks in, however, I find it really quite baffling to imagine the kind of cognitive dissonance it takes to work for a seemingly awesome team while holding some rather fucked up views. Of course, it could just be garden-variety hypocrisy. Any thoughts,Matt?
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the commenter's handle on the original post is Ronald not Roland, just FYI...
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Whoops. Fixed.
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Would you be able to post a link to the opinion?
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I've known Terry Beard for many years. He is a wonderful human being and very concerned with others. I read the post by "Ronald" and assume that "overhearing him in the booth next to me" is not at all the same thing as KNOWING a person. So easy to point a finger (i.e., blog). So difficult to be humane & gracious oneself!

In any event, I wonder what is to be said about the "right to face your accuser"? You know, that pesky little thing called the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution? Apparently,. Oregon (or at least an Oregon judge) doesn’t recognize this piece of, um… advice.

Ronald ought to “man up”.

Mark Paul

PS: Too bad the Mercury doesn’t allow any more posts - to let others comment on Ronald's shielded-by-a-judge ruling!
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Ask Terry about his brother Gary some time and how he screwed over his parents..
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or ask him how he came home to verify his mother was sick before he would bring his son Jeff Home to see her before she passed.. Hmm ..
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You can't be a Commity Leader if you oppose freedom of speech. Just ask some of Terry Beard's present and past employees. He is a monster. He has gone through more CEO's and Presidents and Managers than the US Government. Sorry Mark Paul, but you are wrong, he is not a good or nice person. The people in Portland know it now and Terry can't do a damn thing about it.
I also know past employees of The Arlington Club, and they quit their jobs because Terry was so abusive.
Ciao, Ronald
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You have that right... I have been mistreated by Terry, and even seen him throw tantrums at Starbucks. He acts like a spoiled child and many of us feel we are stuck putting up with him.
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Thanks for supporting our Freedom of Speech. Hats off to WW and Mercury.
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Terry Beard has a new money attorney friend who is now wealthy due to winning one big suit against the tabbaco industry, so he doesn't spend a dime to file a lawsuit. This is a game to him. I know as I was once in an office where he used our legal services. We actually fired him as a client due to his rudeness. He gives to charities but tells everyone about it just to look good. I agree his is a new money jerk. Thank you Mercury and WW for helping to save freedom of speech. People like Terry are dictators with a very sad over stated level of entitlement.
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woops...tabacco...sorry...
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Terry Beard has a new money attorney friend who is now wealthy due to winning one big suit against the tabbaco industry, so he doesn't spend a dime to file a lawsuit. This is a game to him. I know as I was once in an office where he used our legal services. We actually fired him as a client due to his rudeness. He gives to charities but tells everyone about it just to look good. I agree his is a new money jerk. Thank you Mercury and WW for helping to save freedom of speech. People like Terry are dictators with a very sad over stated level of entitlement.
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Some people need to stay in Paris. Let the frenchman sing to him.
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Some people need to stay in Paris after the holidays. Let the frenchman sing to him. Let Terry waste the tax payers money over there. His poor wife, she can't sing anymore, and her lipstick is dark brown.
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Why were these were temporarily censored from us until after the court's ruling. They are all related:

Bike Portland. org - Blog

Kris:
February 1st, 2008 23:17 22I think Sho knows what he is talking about. He has much renewed respect amongst many Portland Business Leaders after he quit doing business with Terry Beard. Maybe Sho can run Terry Beard out of town and make Portland an even cleaner more honest and humane place to live.

Bill:
February 1st, 2008 23:24 23To Kris: Glad someone made a comment like this. Many of us have been cheated and screwed over by Terry Beard, and many of us even at Rotary International are distancing ourselves from him as he has lost all credibility due to the way he treats his peers, friends, and employees. Glad Sho has nothing to do with him.

Bill:
February 1st, 2008 23:26 24What happened to the comments by Kris. Are you guys into sensorship or something?

Seems many people feel the same way about Terry Beard. But why the sendorship? Sure am glad the ruling came out in our favor and not in favor of this narcisistic creep.
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Free Speech. That is what this is all about. Do you really know what a monster this man is. He has a sense of privelage I have never seen before. I know this man. He thinks he is above the law. Why was Terry Beard so secretive when filing a lawsuit as "TS" instead of his own name? Ask his family how he mistreated his parents and gay brother. If you play with matches you are going to get burned. As I know Terry Beard, I can say the only people that like him are his new money friends that feel the same sense of privelage. I am so glad there is some justice in this process and that Terry Beard lost the lawsuit and made a complete idiot of himself yet again. He has also run thru more managers, CEO's, Presidents, and employees than the US Gov't as he thinks he is god. Take a look in the mirror Terry.

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Free Speech. That is what this is all about. Do you really know what a monster this man is. He has a sense of privelage I have never seen before. I know this man. He thinks he is above the law. Why was Terry Beard so secretive when filing a lawsuit as "TS" instead of his own name? Ask his family how he mistreated his parents and gay brother. If you play with matches you are going to get burned. As I know Terry Beard, I can say the only people that like him are his new money friends that feel the same sense of privelage. I am so glad there is some justice in this process and that Terry Beard lost the lawsuit and made a complete idiot of himself yet again. He has also run thru more managers, CEO's, Presidents, and employees than the US Gov't as he thinks he is god. Take a look in the mirror Terry.

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...."(cantakerous obnoxious dishonest new money pig self proclaimed god)" seems so mild compared to some of the stuff I see on the Internet, and some of the stuff I see as my hands adapt a life of their own at my keyboard.

What's next - Terry Beard suing people simply because they refuse to say that they like you, even if they didn't say anything "(cantakerous obnoxious dishonest)" about you, either?

"Waah, he refused to compliment me and to sing my praises! Waah!"

I don't know; maybe I'm slightly "insensitive" (or downright "tone deaf" at times, since I take much worse Internet abuse than that and I don't complain about it much) but it does seem like such a non-event to get so worked up over.
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Terry Beard has much to learn about being a decent human being. He deserves to have lost this lawsuit. What a cry baby is right! What goes around comes around Terry. Why don't you start by trying to stay with one law firm for at least a year. Pretty soon you will have pissed off all of the attorneys in the NW and won't be able to pay anybody to fight your cry baby battles.
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Dear Terry: It is nice to be important, but more important to me nice. Get a clue !
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Mr. Terry Beard:
It is nice to be ipotent, but more impotent to be nice.....just had to add that. After reviewing this case, yes, you screwed up Terry. You deserved to have lost this one.
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Mr. Terry Beard: or is it nice to be impotent .....just had to add that. After reviewing this case, yes, you screwed up Terry. You deserved to have lost this one.
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Karma sutra baby: Looks like Terry Beard's cantankerous churlish demeanor towards his fellow citizens has caught up with him. Elated he lost the lawsuit, Elated the free press kept up the fight for freedom of speech. Terry, you should be ashamed about the way you treat others.
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I remember when Terry Beard use to grab my ass and boobs inappropriately at his own Beard Frame Shop "Christmas Party" after he had too much to drink. He did this many times to many woman over many years. Now he has this High and Mighty attitude and had the nerve to file a lawsuit just because someone dared to tell the truth about him. I can't believe him. He deserved what he received, humiliation and scorn, and loosing this lawsuit. If everyone from Terry's past and present life really told the gods honest truth about him, he would have several lawsuits against him. He should be very, very thankful for the statute of limitations here. Horses Ass Has A New Definition.....
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I agree. Terry Beard does not have any dignity. His business, thebigday.com, is a rip off. His clients are stranded and he is in Paris. It is obvious why Terry lost his lawsuit, and he is surely facing more against himself now. I was informed that the owner of TheBigDay.Com, Terry Beard, was aware that his clients were stranded all over the world, and that the brides and grooms were not going to receive their registry money on time, if at all. This was on the 19th of April, 2009. I was informed by one of the employees of TheBigDay.com, and we were very upset. We were due to leave the next day to Fiji, had spent thousands of dollars, and our resort was not paid for. I contacted the resort and they said TheBigDay.Com and Happy Vacations never paid them. Our airline tickets were not paid for, even though we received an itinerary stating they were. We were also informed by employees that the owner, Terry Beard, left the next day for Paris, France, on his own vacation, and we were told that he stated to his employees that he did not care about what was going on. We were then told that all the employees were laid off, and came to work to volunteer to try to rebook their stranded and cheated clients. I was also told by one employee who I can not reach now, that the co-owner and co-founder, Michael Cottam, refused to assist the volunteering employees rebook or help his clients, or any clients at TheBigDay.com. Instead he went to a fund raiser coctail party, and his monthly rotary meeting, all while his clients were stranded, or getting married like us, and were preparing to travel on our honeymoon, but nothing was paid for. Where is the attorney general. Why is the owner in Paris. What a rip off.


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Dude, you are lucky to be walking the world vertical!