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11 signs of Internet addiction
Seattle Times ^ | September 3, 2009 | Ap Staff

Posted on 09/04/2009 10:21:59 PM PDT by Wardenclyffe

Signs of Internet addiction, according to Hilarie Cash, executive director of the ReSTART center for Internet addiction near Seattle. Three of the following symptoms suggest abuse, five or more addiction:

-Increasing amounts of time spent on Internet

-Failed attempts to control behavior

-Heightened euphoria while on Internet

-Craving more time on Internet, restless when not there

-Neglecting family and friends

-Lying to others about use

-Internet interfering with job and school

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: addiction; internet; napl
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!

Or, in a van down by the river. ;o)


51 posted on 09/04/2009 11:45:19 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Obama Cancels War on Terrorism to Focus on War on Grandma)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I say: "Yes, yes, yes!"

52 posted on 09/04/2009 11:47:50 PM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: dixiechick2000

53 posted on 09/04/2009 11:49:42 PM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: Wardenclyffe
I am really looking forward to my first child being born, due in 5 days.

I am going to have great fun redoing the whole childhood thing - online gaming.

54 posted on 09/04/2009 11:50:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Kennedy complained at 2:55 am to the hotel owner that he had been awoken by a noisy party.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Congrats on your baby! I hope he or she will be FReeping soon.


55 posted on 09/04/2009 11:59:39 PM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: Wardenclyffe
LOl funny pic!

Thank you (a she).

56 posted on 09/05/2009 12:03:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Kennedy complained at 2:55 am to the hotel owner that he had been awoken by a noisy party.)
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To: Wardenclyffe
Here is a pic of Jim performing a personal ZOT!



57 posted on 09/05/2009 12:07:20 AM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: Eaker

LOL! At first I though Jim was giving the personal Zot to Danny Partridge!


58 posted on 09/05/2009 12:28:22 AM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: Slings and Arrows
You FReekin ping me again?! What is it this time?? Can't you see I don't want to be bothered? Leave me alone, I'm trying to sleep. These damned pings are keeping me up all hours. Now just stop it!

Stop it!

59 posted on 09/05/2009 12:33:11 AM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: glock rocks

What about sticky keyboards?


60 posted on 09/05/2009 12:36:57 AM PDT by gman992
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To: Wardenclyffe; glock rocks

I am not sure but I think that is FReeper glock rocks that is getting a ZOT.


61 posted on 09/05/2009 12:37:17 AM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Addicted? Just because the net is the first thing I do in the morning and last thing at night... and I can’t seem to find anything else more important most hours and minutes?

Besides, I can eat here just fine. I can sleep in this chair just fine, too. My prayers work here. I can talk to myself, too.

In fact, if I could figure out how to go to church, grocery store and bathroom, I would not have to leave my internet chair at all.


62 posted on 09/05/2009 6:17:21 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Drumbo

Enjoy her!

Freeper Drumbo posted from the delivery room both before and after (a boy, coming up on 4 years ago) & he’s still here posting away. Priorities and amount of time online will change, however. :o)

Sheesh, I can remember when the little tyke was still kinda folded up and you could hold him with one hand...

Take a lot of pictures, Berlin_Freeper. She won’t be little for long. And congratulations!


63 posted on 09/05/2009 6:43:57 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (Freedom is taken, not given.)
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To: Eaker

Ooop, I forgot my /s tag.


64 posted on 09/05/2009 7:24:22 AM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: hope

Ditto. It is like keeping watch on the home in a riot wondering what they are going to do next.

Most of this news / information / discussion is BS and won’t matter at all in 10 years. You can’t try to fight every battle but you can’t afford to miss the option to fight the ones that matter so you must be watchful.

That is part of the Alinsky strategy ...throw so much crap that you miss the bullet that kills you ...so to speak.


65 posted on 09/05/2009 7:51:37 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Wardenclyffe

Having “Yahoo/groups/Freerepublic2” bookmarked just in case.


66 posted on 09/05/2009 8:34:31 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: dixiechick2000

:^D

Chris “Matt Foley” Farley RIP.


68 posted on 09/05/2009 9:20:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: glock rocks

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave...


69 posted on 09/05/2009 9:21:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Morgana; Jim Robinson
What are the 11 sings of Free Republic addiction?

The 11 sings? Let me think...

1. Carol Of The Beebers

2. We Will Zot You

3. Stray Viking Kitty Strut

4. The Immigrant Song [no modification needed]

5. Jamie's Got A Guh
:
:

That's all I can remember right now...

70 posted on 09/05/2009 9:30:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Wardenclyffe

71 posted on 09/05/2009 9:36:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Wardenclyffe

My, you are a gracious soul! Thank you, again, very, very much.


72 posted on 09/05/2009 9:53:04 AM PDT by miele man
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To: Slings and Arrows
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave...

Yep. Better get that on the sings list too...

73 posted on 09/05/2009 10:24:25 AM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: glock rocks

So that would be “Hotel (Fresno) California”?


74 posted on 09/05/2009 10:36:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Rocky

Maybe.


75 posted on 09/05/2009 10:49:48 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Wardenclyffe
...ReSTART center for Internet addiction near Seattle.

What's their website URL? Do they have an online program?

76 posted on 09/05/2009 10:54:18 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Wardenclyffe

I’m 23% addicted.


77 posted on 09/05/2009 10:58:33 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Wardenclyffe

Well, it appears I’m addicted to the internet. I hear crack cocaine is often used to help internet addicts break the addiction. Guess I’ll give that a shot.


78 posted on 09/05/2009 11:00:09 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Slings and Arrows
Did you take the test? Link at #45?
79 posted on 09/05/2009 11:00:41 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: RaiderRose
checking freerepublic 85 times a day to see if there’s any new news or a new article about the old news

1) Reading this post.

80 posted on 09/05/2009 11:11:54 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: Wardenclyffe

Thanks for the photo... going to meet the Tea Party Express here in Louisville in just a couple of hours!


81 posted on 09/05/2009 11:14:14 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: Wardenclyffe

WHEW!!!

I only have FOUR symptoms.... I was STARTING to get worried! :-)


82 posted on 09/05/2009 11:14:59 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: TheOldLady

No time - too busy freeping!


83 posted on 09/05/2009 11:18:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Morgana; glock rocks; Jim Robinson

Thought of a few more:

1. Carol Of The Beebers

2. We Will Zot You

3. Stray Viking Kitty Strut

4. The Immigrant Song [no modification needed]

5. Jamie’s Got A Guh

6. Hotel (Fresno) California [You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave...]

7. Don’t Fear The Freeper

8. Everybody Must Get Stuned

9. Freep-Calling

10. Here Comes The Stune

Almost there...


84 posted on 09/05/2009 11:25:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

FReep Bird!


85 posted on 09/05/2009 11:35:46 AM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: glock rocks; Slings and Arrows; Morgana; Jim Robinson

That’s it!!!

1. Carol Of The Beebers

2. We Will Zot You

3. Stray Viking Kitty Strut

4. The Immigrant Song [no modification needed]

5. Jamie’s Got A Guh

6. Hotel (Fresno) California [You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave...]

7. Don’t Fear The FReeper

8. Everybody Must Get Stuned

9. FReep-Calling

10. Here Comes The Stune

11. FReep Bird [Thank you, glock rocks!]


86 posted on 09/05/2009 11:44:02 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Buster Poindexter - Zot Zot Zot!

87 posted on 09/05/2009 12:17:40 PM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: AFPhys

LOL!

I would call your chair your “cave”. ;o)


88 posted on 09/05/2009 12:20:52 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Obama Cancels War on Terrorism to Focus on War on Grandma)
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To: Wardenclyffe

Oh yeah.


89 posted on 09/05/2009 1:47:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Morgana; Slings and Arrows
I just can't get beyond 'We will zot you' ...

WE WILL WE WILL ZOT YOU

WE WILL WE WILL ZOT YOU

bada bada ba... <glock goes air guitar>...

91 posted on 09/05/2009 3:37:29 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Morgana

Thanks - I’d had that one kicking around my brain for literally years.


92 posted on 09/05/2009 8:17:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: kevao

ditto!


93 posted on 09/06/2009 9:19:42 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Zartan for President 2012)
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