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Freep-a-thon- Give a minimum of $10 OR admit you believe in Welfare 'cause someone's paying for You
Bloggers & Personal ^ | 21 Oct 10 | Xzins

Posted on 10/21/2010 6:49:55 AM PDT by xzins

We all know that every one of us is going to blow ten bucks at McDonalds, Wendys, someplace in the next 24 hours.

That's why it's simply not believable that everyone can't send at least ten bucks.

It's election season and you're going to get no better election info and discussion than here on Free Republic. It's just a fact.

Let's knock this freep-a-thon out and get fully into the campaign.

BTW, my sense is that the lawsuit against Free Republic should make us MORE determined to protect this treasure that Jim & John have provided us in FR. No one's said anything, but lawyers cost extra cash. A major equipment crash and burn a while back costs extra cash. This is all to say that there's a real need.

Finally, there is no other discussion and response software anyplace that even comes close to what the Robinsons have created. And it's exclusively available to conservatives.

A minimum of 10 bucks, folks.

Othewise you admit that you believe in Welfare, because someone else is paying for your time here.


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1 posted on 10/21/2010 6:50:02 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All

Take up a freep-a-thon tagline.

One of your own or something you see someplace that you like.


2 posted on 10/21/2010 6:51:18 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: xzins

“Othewise you admit that you believe in Welfare, because someone else is paying for your time here”

Guess I’d better leave then. I know exactly where my money goes and if you want to donate to whatever organization please FEEL FREE!


3 posted on 10/21/2010 6:52:34 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: xzins

Well said!!!


4 posted on 10/21/2010 6:53:04 AM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: xzins

Dollar-A-Day Club Member.


5 posted on 10/21/2010 6:54:02 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

what do they say about the door?


6 posted on 10/21/2010 6:56:18 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: piytar

Thanks, piytar


7 posted on 10/21/2010 7:01:10 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That’s a great example


8 posted on 10/21/2010 7:05:20 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: xzins

Hear, hear!


9 posted on 10/21/2010 7:06:46 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: xzins

I’ve been a-dollar-a-day member for years. If there were more of us, we wouldn’t need FReepathons.


10 posted on 10/21/2010 7:07:25 AM PDT by cayuga (Can the US survive an electorate stupid enough to send 0bama to the White House?)
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To: xzins
Amen to that.

Dollar-a-day/Monthly donor here.

11 posted on 10/21/2010 7:09:20 AM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising....Remember in November!)
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To: xzins; Admin Moderator
A minimum of 10 bucks, folks.

Othewise you admit that you believe in Welfare, because someone else is paying for your time here.

That approach is not going to help and may actually hurt the "Freepathon" and cause many good people on FR to take offense.

You also seem to be ignoring folks who contribute their time composing the posts, along with JR's efforts of course, that make FR what it is.

12 posted on 10/21/2010 7:10:01 AM PDT by Errant
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To: cayuga

I agree that that’s one way to get rid of freep-a-thons.

I’d agree with getting rid of the “need”, but I’d still have them.

Everyone who participates should contribute is the principle that I’d stand on to encourage the Robinsons to keep having freep-a-thons.

The F-thons are in everyone’s face reminding them that they have a responsibility, too. I like that.


13 posted on 10/21/2010 7:10:44 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: Errant

you know what they say about opinions


14 posted on 10/21/2010 7:11:49 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

It’s ok. I donatd for you.


15 posted on 10/21/2010 7:12:42 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: afnamvet

thank you for your service, afnamvet


16 posted on 10/21/2010 7:12:53 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: griswold3

LOL....exactly!


17 posted on 10/21/2010 7:13:34 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: xzins

Yep, and you seem to be the expert when it comes to that analogy.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 7:13:46 AM PDT by Errant
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I send 30 a month. That's almost the same.
19 posted on 10/21/2010 7:14:00 AM PDT by Elderberry
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To: Errant
...may actually hurt the "Freepathon" and cause many good people on FR to take offense.

I'm not a big believer in the constitutional right to freedom from offense.

20 posted on 10/21/2010 7:16:28 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Errant

Nonsense. I thought this post was a subtle and humorous way to remind us to donate.

Thanks for the reminder xzins, I’m going to pledge a donation this morning. I also thank you for your many thoughtful and well-reasoned comments over the years.


21 posted on 10/21/2010 7:17:11 AM PDT by ReluctantDragon
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To: Pan_Yan

Except for yourself, right?


22 posted on 10/21/2010 7:18:29 AM PDT by Errant
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To: xzins

>>>>you know what they say about opinions

They’re like wazoo apertures. We all got’em, And they often stink. I concur with post #12... plus, the economy being what it is, and unemployment, etc. many are budgeted down to the last dollar every week, and have precious little to spare.

To cast anyone who doesn’t give as you see fit in a negative light is abominable.


23 posted on 10/21/2010 7:20:01 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: ReluctantDragon
I thought this post was a subtle and humorous

Obviously some consider it offensive. I'm just saying, there might be a more conducive approach.

24 posted on 10/21/2010 7:22:19 AM PDT by Errant
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To: xzins

What is the lawsuit against FR? I’m here every day but must have missed it. Thanks.


25 posted on 10/21/2010 7:26:29 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: ReluctantDragon

Thanks Dragon.

There’s are very, very few good excuses for taking advantage of someone else’s giving.

I personally don’t believe that every American can’t spring for ten bucks.

I simply don’t believe it.


26 posted on 10/21/2010 7:29:03 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: xzins; Jim Robinson
Amen brother.

I posted something similar to this on another thread today.

I wish Jim would just charge a minimum annual fee and then run a FReeperthon only if the fees are not enough to sustain.

With hundreds of thousands of posters and lurkers a small annual fee would provide millions and obviate the need for quarterly FReeperthons.

If there is anyone that can't afford a buck or two a month, stop posting and lurking and get another job or two jobs or three jobs.

27 posted on 10/21/2010 7:35:32 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Thank You Rush

Go here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2565403/posts

Righthaven lawsuit against a number of sites, including FR


28 posted on 10/21/2010 7:37:23 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: Keith in Iowa

B___S___

Everyone in America can afford 10 bucks a quarter.

If welfare queens can chain smoke, then that means welfare is enough to spring for 10 bucks


29 posted on 10/21/2010 7:39:13 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: Errant

should I assume you’re po’d cause others are paying for your time online?


30 posted on 10/21/2010 7:40:28 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: xzins

>>>I personally don’t believe that every American can’t spring for ten bucks.

Prejudiced attitude.


31 posted on 10/21/2010 7:41:00 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: xzins

Again, prejudiced.


32 posted on 10/21/2010 7:41:50 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: USS Alaska

I simply don’t believe that Americans in McDonald land can’t afford 10 bucks every 3 months.

No way they’re telling the truth


33 posted on 10/21/2010 7:42:03 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: Keith in Iowa

BS.

It’s fact.

Even 10 year old americans come up with over 10 bucks per quarter.

Even complainers are suspect, imho, of being leaches off of other’s sense of responsibility.


34 posted on 10/21/2010 7:52:14 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: Errant
Except for yourself, right?

Ah, projection. Maybe not the lowest form of argument but definitely sucking mud near the bottom.

35 posted on 10/21/2010 7:53:12 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: xzins

Your unbridled bigotry is offensive to me.

That your narrow mind can’t see that there may very well be people who budget down to their last dollar, and freep from a public library and don’t even own a computer is pure prejudice on your part.

And I repeat - for you to denigrate anyone based on their ability go give, or not give as YOU see fit is class warfare, and abominable.

Stop your prejudice and bigotry.


36 posted on 10/21/2010 7:59:25 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: xzins

Does that mean FR is on welfare?


37 posted on 10/21/2010 8:00:49 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: xzins

Here’s the thing, people. Count up how many days a month you read Free Republic. For a lot of us, it’s nearly every day. Next, take a gander at the cost of a daily newspaper—$1 in most areas. Finally, remember that if you’re receiving a cable news channel, you’re paying for that too. Even if the content on Free Republic were the same as the daily newspaper, no more, no less, that’s $30 for a month’s worth of news, plus the percentage of your cable bill for the cable news.

But what you read here is more reliable and up to date than anything you can find in either a newspaper or a cable newscast. News appears here from sources that will not be published anywhere else—translations of news stories from foreign newspapers, intel from people (including published authors) that will not appear anywhere else, and expert analysis from our own Freepers—example: the exposure of the Dan Rather/CBS fraud started right here.

$1.00 a day to keep this valuable resource is more than reasonable. It’s vital. I’ve been a dollar a day person for a long while, and it’s worth every last penny of it.

But, I also have to admit, it’s a matter of priorities. In my case, I think FR is more important than the daily newspaper, which I dropped long ago—so I’m really not spending anything extra. Even if I were, I am SO concerned about the future of my country that I feel it’s crucial to keep an eye on what our enemies—external and internal—are up to. This is the only place that does that job well.

C’mon, folks. A dollar a day is easy, it’s inexpensive, and most people will learn a lot more here, than from their lattes or biased newspapers.


38 posted on 10/21/2010 8:06:26 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Elderberry
It is the same thing.
39 posted on 10/21/2010 8:07:47 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: xzins

Sadly, all you have to do is follow some of the more casual conversations on FR to know that people do, indeed, spend more than that on fast food, bad newspapers, and worse magazines, just to name a few things. I guess it’s all about priorities. I’m thinking this upcoming election is going to be about priorities, too, and pretty soon we’ll know whether our country is a frivolous, lazy republic, or a free republic.


40 posted on 10/21/2010 8:10:55 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Don’t buy it, KOI.

EVERYONE can afford 10 bucks every 3 months.

Just don’t buy it.

throwing the “bigotry” word around as a first line of defense makes me think “liberal knee-jerk reaction.”


41 posted on 10/21/2010 8:13:16 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: xzins

‘We all know that every one of us is going to blow ten bucks at McDonalds, Wendys, someplace in the next 24 hours.’

Really? How pray tell do WE KNOW that? My family eats out MAYBE once a year.

“That’s why it’s simply not believable that everyone can’t send at least ten bucks.”

Not believing something does not make that something untrue.

“It’s election season and you’re going to get no better election info and discussion than here on Free Republic. It’s just a fact.”

I agree, that’s why I am here. I don’t watch TV and I don’t trust the newspapers.

“Let’s knock this freep-a-thon out and get fully into the campaign.

BTW, my sense is that the lawsuit against Free Republic should make us MORE determined to protect this treasure that Jim & John have provided us in FR. No one’s said anything, but lawyers cost extra cash. A major equipment crash and burn a while back costs extra cash. This is all to say that there’s a real need.

Finally, there is no other discussion and response software anyplace that even comes close to what the Robinsons have created. And it’s exclusively available to conservatives.”

Good points

“A minimum of 10 bucks, folks.

Othewise you admit that you believe in Welfare, because someone else is paying for your time here.”

Being conservative does not equate to automatically having disposable income. Yes, I have a computer (that my father bought for me about 6 years ago). Yes, I have internet. I have given up television and newspaper in order to afford it. I also homeschool my kids, make my house payment and pay my taxes on a fixed income. We simply cannot cut out anything else from our budget.


42 posted on 10/21/2010 8:16:49 AM PDT by sfimom (shift key on vacation again...)
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To: MizSterious

And I’m getting bashed for saying everyone can afford about 10.8 cents a day.

Less than honest people who claim they can’t come up with 10.8 cents a day.


43 posted on 10/21/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: sfimom

10.8 cents a day, sfimom.

I Don’t buy it.


44 posted on 10/21/2010 8:20:29 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: xzins

Well, I believe in capitalism and paying for something of value.

I would much rather “suffer” the indignity of seeing a few ads running down the side of FR (like every other website I frequent) than listening to the ubiquitous begging for handouts.

This business model is flawed. Mr. Robinson likes to brag about the millions of page views, etc...well that would be great information to present to potential advertisers, who would pay to have their product or service placed in front of all those eyeballs.

Drudge and Brietbart seem to be able to stay on line without constantly asking for donations. I love Free Republic and it is the way I start my day every morning...it has been my “homepage” for over ten years (even through the years I was banned for gripping about McCain winning the nomination)

People who enjoy this website without sending money to it are not advocates of welfare. This business model is very unusual in today’s marketplace. It operates almost s a church, passing the plate every three months.

I am donating today (admittedly a very small donation) because I do love this site, but these Freepathons are really tiresome...and I wish Mr. Robinson would find another way to fund this operation, using ingenuity and free market capitalist concepts rather than than begging his “customers” for “donations.”

If you have a product of value (you obviously do)you should be able to sell it with out problem. Sites that you have to pay a fee to view don’t work well in this new medium, but advertising seems to keep a lot of less popular sites afloat just fine.

Sorry for the long rant and I hope I don’t get banned (again) for expressing my views...I’m off to make my donation.


45 posted on 10/21/2010 8:20:41 AM PDT by t-dude
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To: sfimom

Just a question, sfimom. What will you read if one day JimRob packs it in because the expense of fighting lawsuits and government intrusion becomes overwhelming? Just something to think about.


46 posted on 10/21/2010 8:21:00 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: xzins

You’ve descended your ivory tower only to mount a high-horse and look down upon those you feel are less than you because they may not be able to donate as you see fit... you are a bigot.


47 posted on 10/21/2010 8:23:49 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: xzins

You don’t have to. That’s the wonderful thing about facts. They are what they are and your belief or disbelief does not change them.


48 posted on 10/21/2010 8:23:49 AM PDT by sfimom (shift key on vacation again...)
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To: MizSterious

Weather or not I wil have anything to read or not if FR were to shut down does not change my budget. I (and I’m sure others here) have zero wiggle room and it is only going to get worse.


49 posted on 10/21/2010 8:28:44 AM PDT by sfimom (shift key on vacation again...)
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To: xzins

I honestly do not get it. Why put your subscribers through this pain every quarter?

The site is large enough to pay expenses through advertising and maybe even put some money in your pocket, capitalism works and this is the only site I visit that does not have it.

Advertising to me was only a pain when I was on dial up and it slowed the page loading, now I barely notice it on any site. A freeperthon is more distracting to me than advertising by a long shot

Better yet charge your subscribers $10 a year and do the advertising, all this freeperthon stuff is just dithering around and wasting time. It’s like you guys feel like making money is a bad thing, all this purity stuff is misguided IMHO - make a buck and may god smile on you

////Pay-site probably would eliminate 90% of the trolls


50 posted on 10/21/2010 8:31:42 AM PDT by underbyte (TEOTEWAKI)
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