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MY FIRST DECADE AT FREEREPUBLIC
Vanity | 12, 31, 07 | Vanity

Posted on 12/31/2007 4:38:31 AM PST by jslade

10 yrs. A decade. 1/10th of a century. Been a long time. I found this wonderful place exploring the Internet. Looking for info on the disgusting second administration of the Klintoons I followed a link on Drudge (Whitewater) and, bingo, there was FReeRepublic. I didn't lurk. I went right for it.....signed up 12/31/97. What a great ten years it has been. Billy's BJs, Y2K, 9/11, 2000 election, 2004 election, Swiftboats for Truth......what a fascinating ten years it has been. Looking forward to my next ten. Happy New Year everyone!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: activism; graybeards; oldtimer

1 posted on 12/31/2007 4:38:33 AM PST by jslade
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To: jslade

Congratulations! It is a milestone to be celebrated.


2 posted on 12/31/2007 4:39:40 AM PST by Jemian
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To: jslade

I’ve been here since 1998 (under several different names). How time flies...


3 posted on 12/31/2007 4:41:15 AM PST by LIConFem (Thompson. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter Lifetime ACU Rating: 92 (any combo will do, fellas))
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To: jslade

Congratulations!


4 posted on 12/31/2007 4:41:58 AM PST by IrishMike (Liberalism is Jihad from within)
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To: jslade

Just think... another 10 and you won’t be called a noobie...


5 posted on 12/31/2007 4:43:32 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: jslade

Only six years of anonymous troublemaking for me.

I’ve met lots of great guys here, and some real birdbrains.

One hint to y’all: real wits don’t use smilies or /sarc tags.


6 posted on 12/31/2007 4:46:06 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: jslade

Arrived a couple of months later via the same route. Been an interesting and often fun ride. Hopefully will be around in another 10 years. Congratulations on a decade!


7 posted on 12/31/2007 4:46:46 AM PST by ImpBill ("America ... Where are you now?" --Greg Adams--Brownsville, TX --On the other Front Line)
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To: jslade

Congrats! My how time has flown since Bill Clinton was caught with his pants down in the Oval Office.


8 posted on 12/31/2007 4:46:59 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: jslade

Welcome to FR, noob!


9 posted on 12/31/2007 4:47:00 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: ImpBill

I should of come here first, but I spent those years trying to point out the Clinton fallacies on the CNN message board, but kept getting booted from there. (wonder why ) sarc.


10 posted on 12/31/2007 4:48:52 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Larry Lucido

AmericanMade1776
Since Nov 23, 2002

I am a Noob..been here only five short years...


11 posted on 12/31/2007 4:50:23 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: jslade

Congratulations! I know how you feel. I have only a little less than 7 1/2 years to go! ;O)


12 posted on 12/31/2007 4:51:28 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: jslade

Congratulations....God and JimRob willing, I’ll be joining you in August!


13 posted on 12/31/2007 4:51:45 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: jslade

I followed Jim Robinson over from the Prodigy Whitewater Bulletin Board where the admins were harassing him for putting up too much copyrighted material. Free Republic is the best of the Internet. Congratulations, Jim, on a great 10+ years — and jslade for being an early pilgrim.


14 posted on 12/31/2007 4:51:47 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: jslade

Pretty good, you’re number 634. Congratulations and welcome to the club.


15 posted on 12/31/2007 4:53:01 AM PST by Woodman ("One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." PW)
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To: AmericanMade1776

My current screen name has 7 months on you! :-)

My first screen name was Jan 2000 or something like that, but I take credit for being an “undocumented lurker” for a year or two before that.


16 posted on 12/31/2007 4:53:28 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Remember when you had to remember to turn off the tags?

< / B>

17 posted on 12/31/2007 4:54:03 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: proxy_user
One hint to y’all: real wits don’t use smilies or /sarc tags.,p> I don't but there are people who get real upset. No matter how obvious the sarcasm is, there are some dolts who think you are series.
18 posted on 12/31/2007 4:54:07 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Jemian
Congrats Jemian!

I waited until the Black helicopters circled your house before I joined. I was only a lurker till then :)

19 posted on 12/31/2007 4:56:41 AM PST by moonman
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To: Always Right

I think you mean “sirius.”


20 posted on 12/31/2007 4:57:23 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: AmericaUnited
Just think... another 10 and you won’t be called a noobie...


21 posted on 12/31/2007 4:58:10 AM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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To: Larry Lucido

No no no he means ceries


22 posted on 12/31/2007 4:58:59 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate tag lines but I don't know how...)
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To: jslade

Okay, question: How many “time-outs” did you get in your first 10 years?


23 posted on 12/31/2007 5:00:45 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Always Right

“I don’t but there are people who get real upset. No matter how obvious the sarcasm is, there are some dolts who think you are series.

One thing about irony is it cuts in multiple directions. Read ‘Tale of a Tub’ carefully - Swift didn’t mean it, right? That’s the wimpy English department interpretation.


24 posted on 12/31/2007 5:03:31 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Larry Lucido
Okay, question: How many “time-outs” did you get in your first 10 years?

Zero. Never been tombstoned (filthy DU term).

25 posted on 12/31/2007 5:03:47 AM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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To: Larry Lucido
Okay, question: How many “time-outs” did you get in your first 10 years?

Seven years and none for me. How that has happened is completely beyond my comprehension.

26 posted on 12/31/2007 5:05:32 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: AmericaUnited

LOL!


27 posted on 12/31/2007 5:05:37 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: ShadowDancer

I think I gave you a time-out once. You were supposed to go to your room, but I’ll bet you didn’t!


28 posted on 12/31/2007 5:07:22 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Larry Lucido

I’m the mother of two. There are far worse punishments than being sent to my room.


29 posted on 12/31/2007 5:10:00 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: jslade

I’m trailing along behind by 11 months ...


30 posted on 12/31/2007 5:21:06 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: jslade; Jim Robinson
trussell Since Dec 5, 2001

I've only been here 6 years... it's been a great ride so far!

Thank you Jim... for giving us FR!

31 posted on 12/31/2007 5:44:04 AM PST by trussell (I'm a FREDeralist!)
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To: jslade

Congrats. 2008 will be a decade for many of us.


32 posted on 12/31/2007 6:17:35 AM PST by BubbaBasher (WWW.TWFRED08.COM)
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To: jslade

Wow. Just over two years for me, but I was waiting to see if this whole computer thing would really take off.


33 posted on 12/31/2007 6:31:36 AM PST by Paul Heinzman
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To: Woodman

How did you determine the FR registration number?


34 posted on 12/31/2007 6:59:39 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: jslade

p.s. jslade, congrats on the FR decade.


35 posted on 12/31/2007 7:01:16 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: jslade
Compliments & congratulations.

This, and prayer requests, are the only vanities that don't involve God killing a kitten.

36 posted on 12/31/2007 8:44:21 AM PST by laotzu
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To: jslade

I’ve been here as long as you.


37 posted on 12/31/2007 12:12:57 PM PST by Publius (A = A)
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To: jslade

Happy Anniversary!


38 posted on 12/31/2007 12:16:05 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Publius
I’ve been here as long as you.

That you have. It's been an exciting 10 years. No?

39 posted on 12/31/2007 12:29:06 PM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
It’s a simi-secret but you’re 12,080. JimRob began hiding it when people started the I’m 139 and you’re 12,080 so I trump you B$. FWIW Anyone previous to 1/1998 may or may not have joined up on the month indicated. There was a glitch which reset some people’s dates to Dec 1997. I was registered quite a bit before the date on me. In fact I used to post when you didn’t need to be registered.
40 posted on 12/31/2007 1:35:10 PM PST by Woodman ("One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." PW)
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To: jslade

Absolutely.


41 posted on 12/31/2007 2:23:12 PM PST by Publius (A = A)
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To: jslade

Aren’t you now overdue for your opus? We’re waiting....


42 posted on 12/31/2007 7:55:13 PM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God is, and (2) God is good?)
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To: Hebrews 11:6
Aren’t you now overdue for your opus? We’re waiting....

Nope! I ain't leavin' Most FReepers and I are still on the same page. BTW, when do we get your opus?

43 posted on 01/01/2008 1:18:18 AM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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To: jslade
BTW, when do we get your opus?

After you.

44 posted on 01/01/2008 7:16:12 AM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God is, and (2) God is good?)
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To: Woodman

Thanks, Woodman. Happy New Year to you and yours.


45 posted on 01/01/2008 11:25:06 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: jslade

Navel gazing...


46 posted on 01/01/2008 11:25:53 AM PST by dakine
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