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Italian Historian Says Homosexuality Destroyed Rome ZOT!
The Eponymous Flower ^ | 04/10/11 | Tancred

Posted on 04/10/2011 1:29:58 PM PDT by 0beron

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To: Allegra

Oooo! Goodie!


151 posted on 04/11/2011 12:10:17 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: TheOldLady

lol


152 posted on 04/11/2011 12:12:25 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Yup...that’s about the size of it.


154 posted on 04/11/2011 12:20:04 PM PDT by Salamander (I made friends with a lot of people in the Danger Zone.teds herer)
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To: SaraJohnson

Have you ever had a FReeper hack $700 out of your bank account?

I have.

They told me they were going to but I dismissed it as a silly threat.

Suit yourself.


155 posted on 04/11/2011 12:22:23 PM PDT by Salamander (I made friends with a lot of people in the Danger Zone.teds herer)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I forgot to ping you when I posted that. I’m glad that you saw it. ;-D


156 posted on 04/11/2011 12:33:18 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SaraJohnson
a blogger who came here to share an interesting article

Point: He didn't share it, he excerpted it thereby driving readers to his blog.

Why do you suppose that is?

158 posted on 04/11/2011 12:45:38 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: humblegunner

Why do you suppose that is?


It’s an evil conspiracy to get freepers?


160 posted on 04/11/2011 1:05:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Salamander

Is that what you are afraid of happening with Oberon’s blog? I am so sorry that happened to you, Salamander. Fill me in on the details of how he got access to your bank account.


161 posted on 04/11/2011 1:07:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

162 posted on 04/11/2011 1:49:11 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Bean Counter; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson
Whomever you are, if you want to participate in this thread, then I strongly suggest that you log in under your real FR identity and take your lumps like the rest of us. If you want to play Admin Mod, then do so quietly and stop distracting yourself by rolling on the floor with the dogs when you ought to be watching the entire site.

I agree, Bean Counter.

And removing lighthearted, innocuous comments from a thread that aren't offensive in any way (lots of them!) looks more like someone with an axe to grind than a forum moderator.

If you're someone who has a problem with us, I say log in under your FR name and deal with it head on.

Using the Mod cloak in a vindictive manner just looks makes you look cowardly.

I used to enjoy the Mods.

Now...there seems to be one I don't enjoy so much.

163 posted on 04/11/2011 2:40:48 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra; Bean Counter; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

I agree with Allegra.


164 posted on 04/11/2011 2:45:26 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: SaraJohnson; Admin Moderator

It was not 0beron who hacked my bank account.

How that team of hacker maggots got access is none of your business.

[but there’s still the issue of my personal email address that’s attached to a Google business account being harvested by 0beron’s blog...now *why* would he want that?]


165 posted on 04/11/2011 3:02:49 PM PDT by Salamander (I made friends with a lot of people in the Danger Zone.teds herer)
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To: Salamander
It was not 0beron who hacked my bank account.

Yet.

166 posted on 04/11/2011 3:23:58 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: humblegunner

The bank manager just so happens to be a biker friend of ours.

ALL our accounts are now watched 24/7 for “unusual activity” by her and the bank security system.

She’s very good at what she does although it can be a pain in the ass getting an 8am call wanting to know if a charge we made is legit or not before they let it go through.


167 posted on 04/11/2011 3:28:00 PM PDT by Salamander (I made friends with a lot of people in the Danger Zone.teds herer)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

This particular “MOD” appears to be someone who has reason to hold a personal grudge against at least one of us and abuses their “scheduled authority” to avenge old wounds received whilst posting under their “regular” user name on completely blog-unrelated threads.

Very petty and unprofessional....but not surprising, considering.


168 posted on 04/11/2011 3:34:26 PM PDT by Salamander (I made friends with a lot of people in the Danger Zone.teds herer)
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To: Allegra; Bean Counter; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

+1!


169 posted on 04/11/2011 3:35:53 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Markos33

LOL

Just zipping back through the thread again.


170 posted on 04/11/2011 3:39:58 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Allegra; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator
And removing lighthearted, innocuous comments from a thread that aren't offensive in any way (lots of them!) looks more like someone with an axe to grind than a forum moderator.

I had a comment yanked yesterday and I wondered why. Now this thread looks like swiss cheese.

Are the mods turning into critics? Or censors?

171 posted on 04/11/2011 3:46:16 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
Now this thread looks like swiss cheese.

Indeed. I believe I counted 21 deleted comments.

Are the mods turning into critics? Or censors?

Something is up for sure. Sheesh

172 posted on 04/11/2011 3:52:38 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: TheOldLady

Hey, well you are welcome except they done got tooken down by the rogue mod.

No problemo.

I saved em.


173 posted on 04/11/2011 3:53:38 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome

Great points. I agree.


175 posted on 04/11/2011 4:24:35 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Vendome; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson; humblegunner; shibumi; Larry Lucido; TheOldLady; 50mm; ...

JIM ROBINSON WROTE:

Believe it or not, once upon a time vanities were frowned upon by our participants. FR’s original format was established to not only fight for liberty and against government abuse/corruption, etc, but to criticize the liberally biased mainstream media. Therefore our original format was to post from valid NEWS sources and government reports, etc, and to tear them down where deserved. Vanity posters were shunned (unless they were very good).

Then a few years ago the blogger craze started. At first, most of them were treated simply as vanities and were pulled or zotted on sight. Eventually some were accepted as valid material on FR. And soon the blogger wars commenced. To allow blogs or not to allow blogs was the question. Can’t go blanket either way. Like it or not, some blogs are better than most others.

So, long story short, we created a special forum for blog posts. This was in lieu of simply deleting all blog posts. The theory was that as long as they were posted in the bloggers forum, those who didn’t wish to read them could simply click on the “news” forum and they wouldn’t see them. But, of course, as some blogs are definitely better than most others and some are much better than your typical mainstream news sources, we soon allowed certain blogs to be posted regularly to the news section.

This all worked more or less to a certain degree without too much friction until the non-commenting, short-excerpting, long-complaining blog pimp was born.

I have no complaint if a good conservative blogger posts his own material to FR, not as an excerpt to drive hits and discussion back to his blog, but rather to impart useful information to OUR readers and to promote and join in on the discussion and conservative activism HERE on FR.

If a blogger can’t or refuses do that, and if he constantly complains or fights with our participants over it, then I’d just as soon he doesn’t post here. It’s not my job to make his content or his presentation or cooperation acceptable to our readers. That’s his job. And if he cannot do it or refuses to do it and continues posting brief excerpts only and obviously attempting to draw away our participants while loudly complaining about it, then I have no sympathy for his complaints and the more apt I am to ban his account and blog.

Furthermore, I’m not big on “rules.” You won’t see me posting rules for bloggers. The rules for bloggers on FR are the same as the rules for everyone else. If you are a good conservative activist and are willing to work with US on OUR goals and causes and not against US, then you’re welcome to post to FR. But unless we say otherwise your blog material should be posted to our bloggers forum and it would be best if you do not excerpt your own material and if you would actually join in on the discussion here on FR. We’re not really that interested in driving OUR traffic to YOUR blog. But if our readers see that you post useful information then they might start reading your site and that’s fine by me.

552 posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 5:06:19 PM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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176 posted on 04/11/2011 4:32:22 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
And the link (for those who are interested):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2636843/posts?q=1&;page=501

(Jim's post is #552)

177 posted on 04/11/2011 4:38:42 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: paulycy; humblegunner; shibumi; Larry Lucido; 50mm; Eaker; Allegra; Salamander; ...

I cannot believe you zapped my posts at 91, 92 and 174.

You have obviously lost it and really shouldn’t be a Mod. I don’t know what your axe is that you are grinding but you can’t give a blogger an open and free pass to go past Go and not let us in on your reasoning.

They don’t pay for anything around and if you let one blog pimp go with your blessing you will need to let them all go and then Free Republic will cease to exist.

It will be Mod Republic and Blog Central.
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Are you out of your mind?

Here it is again:

You kidding right?

No one is trying to bait him. He’s already troll bait.

He’s blog pimping with excerpts and for the life of me I don’t get how you just defacto handed him the imprimatur to continue.

Is FR fair game for pimps now? If it is, then FR is going to be absolutely run over by these intellectual hacks who are trying to start a side business and leveraging FR as their personal “Free” resource.

We pay to keep the lights on around here and keep the place ad free and when JR asks for a little more, we don’t gripe, we pitch in.

It is unfair and should be unacceptable for blog pimps to post unless they are going to post the entire content of their thoughts.

If their writing is good enough then people will be compelled to read their site.

If it’s not, well then that should be a sign their writing isn’t very interesting and won’t hold up in the market place.

Free Republic is not an investor in blog pimps and I ask you to reconsider your stance on blog pimps.

Thanks.


178 posted on 04/11/2011 4:48:10 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: TheOldLady

You agree?

The rogue Mod zapped 174!

Somethings not right here.


179 posted on 04/11/2011 4:49:11 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome

The truth hurts, some more than others.


180 posted on 04/11/2011 4:50:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Vendome

You made some very good points and hope this mod doesn’t pull your post #178. There is something very wrong with this mod.


181 posted on 04/11/2011 4:52:10 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: TheOldLady

Indeed


182 posted on 04/11/2011 4:52:41 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Vendome

Try, try again. Get the truth out there.


183 posted on 04/11/2011 4:57:11 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Vendome

+1!


184 posted on 04/11/2011 5:03:35 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Vendome

We were instructed early on to not post on this thread.

Many posts have been removed because of the rules of the Religion Forum which were not adhered to.

Repeating pulled posts is against the rules also.

Sorry to post on the thread again, but we felt it was necessary because of the many misconceptions.

This was a good article which we decided to leave in the Religion Forum, which we do on occasion.

I hope this answers your questions because we don’t want to get up from the floor with the dogs to post again.

:-)


185 posted on 04/11/2011 5:11:48 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
I hope this answers your questions because we don’t want to get up from the floor with the dogs to post again.

THIS ANSWERS NOTHING. THIS EVADES THE POINT.

186 posted on 04/11/2011 5:12:48 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: 0beron; humblegunner; Eaker; Allegra; TheOldLady; Salamander; 50mm; Larry Lucido; ...
ZOT!!!


187 posted on 04/11/2011 8:10:49 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I thought this was closed...

“Curiouser and curiouser.” Said Alice

Maybe someone wants to romp this evening....


188 posted on 04/11/2011 8:23:06 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

He’s dead, Jim!


189 posted on 04/11/2011 8:24:36 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Admin Moderator; All

“Gibbets and Crows! Dotard! What is the house of Eorl but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek, and their brats roll around on the floor with their dogs!”

-Saruman to Theodan King...

Just sayin’...


190 posted on 04/11/2011 8:30:11 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Thought the thread got locked?

I’m on cell phone so now I have read back through to find the ZOT


191 posted on 04/11/2011 9:54:14 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Well that sucks. I was looking for the guy to get ZOT’d.

We were trying to work with him and the AM made our work harder.

That’s too bad. Might have turned into a decent poster.


192 posted on 04/11/2011 10:04:56 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Cronos

Domitian sealed the fall of Rome by subdividing the empire. At the time the policy was greatly beneficial, but the end result was disastrous.


193 posted on 04/11/2011 10:39:32 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Admin Moderator

‘We were instructed early on to not post on this thread.

Many posts have been removed because of the rules of the Religion Forum which were not adhered to.’

I don’t understand. You say it is in the Religion Forum, but the thread is classified as Bloggers/Personal. If it is Bloggers/Personal why are Religion Forum rules being used? If it is in the Religion Forum, why does it say Bloggers/Personal. If it has been moved to Bloggers/Personal, shouldn’t Religion Forum deletions be put back?
Im any case thios seems to be history and culture far more than Religious, whatever the intent of the OP.


194 posted on 04/11/2011 10:46:11 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Cronos

‘A united Rome under Domitian and Constantine were able to provide a formidable resistance, but Constantine didn’t follow Domitian’s perfect succession rule’

I wouldn’t call the Tetrarchy perfect since it was not self enforcing and failed at the first succession. Otherwise a good summary of Romes’s decline EXCEPT that the Emperor Domitian was a tyrannical Emperor of the later first century AD. The Emperor who set up the Tetrarchy was Diocletian, who also set up the system used in the middle ages to bind folks to their employment and their parent’s employment, which led to serfdom.


195 posted on 04/11/2011 10:54:56 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Oops.

I meant to say:
I “wasn’t” looking for the guy to get ZOT’d.


196 posted on 04/11/2011 11:20:52 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Hail Sulla. Moritori te salutant ;-p

Dammit -- I keep mixing up Domitian and Diocletian (the Ds!). As a nerd I used to remember the dates and reigns of the Emperors until Septimus Severus to try to sleep! Now I think I can remember some reigns but should be able to remember the names

  1. Augustus - 27 Bc to 14 AD
  2. Tiberius 14 AD to 37
  3. Caligula 37-41
  4. Claudius 41-54
  5. Nero (last of the Julio-Claudian emperors) 54-68
  6. year of the 4 emperors: Otho 68
  7. Galba 68
  8. Vitellius 68-69
  9. Vespasian 69-79 (founder of the Flavian dynasty)
  10. Titus 79-81
  11. Domitian 81-93 (end of the Flavian dynasty)
  12. Nerva (first of the 5 good emperors) 93-94
  13. Trajan (and a personal hero -- this Spanish Emperor conquered Iraq!) 94-..?
  14. Hadrian
  15. Antoninus Pius
  16. Marcus Aurelius
  17. Commodius (until 193)
  18. Pertinax
  19. Dido Julianus
  20. Septimus Severus
  21. Caracalla (until 220 AD)
  22. Geta
Ok, I do remember until Geta. Beyond that, there are just too many conflicting emperors until it comes to Diocletian and whatsisname his co-emperor. Post Constantine too, I never looked in much detail except for Justinian who nearly recreated the entire Roman Empire
197 posted on 04/11/2011 11:51:48 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: BenKenobi

you are correct.


198 posted on 04/11/2011 11:59:51 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: 0beron; humblegunner; shibumi; Larry Lucido; TheOldLady; 50mm; Eaker; Allegra; Salamander; ...

Eternal Vigilance Rules The Day!

ZOT!!!!


199 posted on 04/12/2011 1:59:50 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Vendome
"I “wasn’t” looking for the guy to get ZOT’d."

Listen to this song, three times, and he will return.

200 posted on 04/12/2011 2:58:47 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Vlad Tepes was a piker.)
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