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Lost Freepers: What ever happened to FReepers such as... NativeNewYorker

Posted on 02/22/2013 7:47:40 PM PST by JoeProBono

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To: lafroste

Here is the thread.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1235991/posts


101 posted on 02/22/2013 8:34:21 PM PST by KirbDog
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To: jazusamo

Yes...that was him. Willie Green. As I recall, he was all for forcing people to use mass transit.


102 posted on 02/22/2013 8:34:46 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: rlmorel

Hehe! Yes!


103 posted on 02/22/2013 8:34:56 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Politicalmom

I hear that Allegra started a platypus zoo.


104 posted on 02/22/2013 8:35:03 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

He was another that had a particularly interesting insight.


105 posted on 02/22/2013 8:35:03 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
Get over yourself!

“Websites which flourish tolerate some dissent from the owners POV”

I've met the owner of this website.
I've also earned a few “timeouts” when “even though I was right”, I broke the rules.

This is not a debate forum, check out the homepage....

106 posted on 02/22/2013 8:35:03 PM PST by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Slump Tester
I miss Inspector Callihan.

Heh, I just pinged him and then noticed your post. Yeah, He was a guy who I used to see around here all the time, late at night. Traded a lot of posts with him back then. I think he got suspended back in 2003 or so, but was reinstated. He actually popped in for a couple of posts recently, in 2011. Couldn't believe my eyes.

107 posted on 02/22/2013 8:35:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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Comment #108 Removed by Moderator

To: JoeProBono; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
By the way, whatever happened to Bobby Vee?


109 posted on 02/22/2013 8:36:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
yup, i miss him also... we had a lot of good back&forth together
110 posted on 02/22/2013 8:36:31 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TADSLOS
"...He rode the last train out to Zotsville..."

Hahahaha...nice turn of a phrase...:)

111 posted on 02/22/2013 8:37:06 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: mnehring; randita

True Blue failed. Again. I think they are on their third reorganization now. I think they have about 30-50 active members now.

Pity, huh?


112 posted on 02/22/2013 8:37:47 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Reading posts there at the height of the anti JR campaign was like reading DU. Seriezley.


113 posted on 02/22/2013 8:39:11 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: mrsmith

Drudge used to post here...Quidam....MichealRivero...Lucianne...is Alamogirl still here?


114 posted on 02/22/2013 8:39:15 PM PST by cherry
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To: Politicalmom

I don’t remember the particulars. Got banned, then got unbanned but declined to return as the damage had been done.


115 posted on 02/22/2013 8:39:56 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Politicalmom

Yo, you sure didn’t want to miss an opus!


116 posted on 02/22/2013 8:40:15 PM PST by 867V309
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To: CAluvdubya; Kirkwood

Allegra was not banned ~ she decided on her own to leave FR.


117 posted on 02/22/2013 8:40:15 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hahahaha...I see my hands...

He was dedicated. Couldn’t be caught posting without the box.


118 posted on 02/22/2013 8:41:14 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Revolting cat!

119 posted on 02/22/2013 8:41:28 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Jim Robinson

Uh huh....


120 posted on 02/22/2013 8:42:23 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: cherry

IIRC Lucianne was zotted eons ago after an attempt to co-op FR to her will. She started a competing website called lucianne.com. Don’t know how it did.


121 posted on 02/22/2013 8:42:42 PM PST by lafroste
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To: mnehring
funny, or not so funny, that the paranoia that Micheal Rivero posted doesn't seem so outlandish anymore...

TWA 800 and the Oklahoma bombing....who killed Foster....why did Ron Brown die in such a way?...

122 posted on 02/22/2013 8:42:57 PM PST by cherry
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To: rlmorel

Yep, Willie thought mass rail transit was the greatest thing since sliced bread, along with unions and I suspect socialism. He posted one of his rail threads from the AFL-CIO website, he couldn’t have been very smart.


123 posted on 02/22/2013 8:43:02 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Jim Robinson

Here! Here!

Amazing how some people confuse “group think” with a people holding to a core set of values. Big difference, that. The first are mindless people who join a group and then adopt and adapt to their ideas because there goal is first and foremost to belong to a group...any group...just as long as they belong.

The latter are people who already have a core set of values and principles and who are usually content being on their own (part of the lack of unity among conservatives) who happen to come together and enjoy each others company and ideas and knowledge.

FreeRepublic is not a site for people who succumb to “group think.” We are a group of individuals who associate with one another because we happen to think alike.


124 posted on 02/22/2013 8:44:41 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The problem with TBL, LP and many of the other sites that have gone off on their own is they think they can succeed by being an open debate society. This is like running a successful bar by getting everyone drunk and opening the cash drawer. You can ‘debate’ on millions of sites on the web. What sets successful sites apart from failures like TBL is unification of purpose and goals. Everyone doesn’t have to agree, it would be impossible to all agree on everything, but if they are working towards a common goal, they will be successful.

TBL & LP just thought they could be successful by having JAF (Just Another Forum) where people can yell at each other with little or no vision or moderation. That is usually boring when you are sober and people get frustrated fast as soon as they think they can be doing better things.

I’ve seen a few spin off sites that have done well. DC focused on science discussions. GOPBR seems to focus on social media activism. Other than that, the rest seem to be just an excuse to yell at each other like a bunch of drunken Irish.


125 posted on 02/22/2013 8:45:36 PM PST by mnehring
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To: jazusamo

Yeah. It came to a head one weekend with him. I couldn’t abide with some of his ideas...I thought definitely a socialist in some respects.

I tried to have a real, honest to goodness, reasonable debate with him, but it descended into ad hominem.


126 posted on 02/22/2013 8:46:07 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: All

One of the keywords on the “Ungghh!!” thread is “where’spetronski”. So where IS Petronski?

And reading those keywords is a blast.

“inbeforetheungghh”

I don’t remember that thread. I wonder where I was? I must have been deathly ill. :)


127 posted on 02/22/2013 8:46:41 PM PST by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: TheMom
Give me a break. Allegra went all in anti-freeper. Of course she got banned.
95 posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 8:32:02 PM by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)

See post 95.... I also said she was unbanned but chose not to return.

128 posted on 02/22/2013 8:47:29 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Jim Robinson

Was she the one who worked for a gov sub-contractor in the Middle East...’Supposedly’?


129 posted on 02/22/2013 8:47:29 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Revolting cat!
Isn't that the Hottentot Venus?
130 posted on 02/22/2013 8:48:15 PM PST by blam
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To: mnehring
a bunch of drunken Irish

Hey! I resemble that remark.

131 posted on 02/22/2013 8:48:32 PM PST by lafroste
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To: lafroste

Got it! Too funny. Thanks!!


132 posted on 02/22/2013 8:48:48 PM PST by Jane Long (Whew...good to be back in FR Realville. Thanks Jim & John)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

133 posted on 02/22/2013 8:48:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: cherry

I always thought Uncle Bill maybe wasn’t so crazy after all, too.


134 posted on 02/22/2013 8:48:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Excellent post. (Oh, no. Was my groupthink showing?)


135 posted on 02/22/2013 8:49:03 PM PST by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: cherry; Alamo-Girl

Alamo-Girl is still a FReeper. She regularly bumps the ‘thon thread and Thanks donors.


136 posted on 02/22/2013 8:49:08 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: CAluvdubya

Uh huh. And when I objected to her about her using a site labeled “Free Republic Official on face book” for anti-freeping purposes, she said “bite me.” I think that pretty much ended our working relationship.


137 posted on 02/22/2013 8:50:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: lafroste

Lucianne has been a ghost town for years. It is too bad because she is really connected.


138 posted on 02/22/2013 8:51:40 PM PST by mnehring
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To: randita

I stopped by there the other day when FR was down. It seems like it is mostly populated by conspiracy nuts and whackjobs.


139 posted on 02/22/2013 8:52:50 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mnehring

Great post.

I see real discourse here. Most other places are the equivalent of people talking with nobody listening.

Hahaha...maybe that is part of the reason FR isn’t for everyone. Some people don’t really want people to analyze what they say. They just want to say it.

Personally, I have found FR invaluable in formulating and sharpening my viewpoints, because anytime you post something, it can be the equivalent of the analysis Dan Rather got with his fake but accurate documents. And it is one of the reasons I enjoy this site.

When a lot of people on here put their minds to analyzing an issue, the area under the bell curve of logical thinking gets expansive. Heh, it is those fringes that are two standard deviations to each side that can get both funny and bizarre, though...:)


140 posted on 02/22/2013 8:52:58 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: JoeProBono

141 posted on 02/22/2013 8:53:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

She’s a good person, but went off the rails against FR. I’m assuming because I flatly refused to toe the GOP-e line with abortionist/statist Romney.


142 posted on 02/22/2013 8:54:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Revolting cat!

143 posted on 02/22/2013 8:55:39 PM PST by mnehring
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I didn’t doubt her on that, she seemed to have a ring of authenticity to me. But, you never can tell...


144 posted on 02/22/2013 8:55:56 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: jazusamo

“Willie Green aka choochoo Willie”

Willie Green gave me my tagline. He replied to something sarcastic I said to him with something along the lines of “do you have compulsive smart-ass disorder or something?” (I guess he didn’t like me very much, LOL)

Anywho, I kind of like it, it fits, so I made a tag line out of it.

I think eventually Jim put him on the last train to zotsville.


145 posted on 02/22/2013 8:56:10 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: lafroste

yeah..I was around then....I think it all centered on Bush Jr. the first time around....don’t know if her site is still around...


146 posted on 02/22/2013 8:57:05 PM PST by cherry
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To: mnehring

...or SeattleSue.


147 posted on 02/22/2013 8:57:23 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hey...what ever became of that guy Revolting cat!?


148 posted on 02/22/2013 8:57:23 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; Chet 99

Pit bulls? You got to be talking about Chet99. That was too easy.......


149 posted on 02/22/2013 8:57:31 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s a shame. Some just haven’t awakened to what is really going on.


150 posted on 02/22/2013 8:58:41 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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