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holly101 | 9-19-09 | holly101

Posted on 09/19/2009 12:51:49 PM PDT by holly101

Free Republic used to be the most up to date web site where you could go for the latest news. Now it's been overrun with so many personal blogs and opinions that it's a chore to wade through all the personal stuff to find the real headline news. Even religous post like the daily rants of Joel Osteen, (whom I detest because he's a fake getting rich off gullible Americans)is allowed to be posted on a regular basis but you're not allowed to refute anything he says. Why is he not being put in religion where he belongs? The categories have all run together and it's hard to find most of the actual news. I will probably be banned and this message pulled but I don't care. It needs to be said. who is going to contribute money to a forum where anyone can post what-ever they want where ever they want?


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1 posted on 09/19/2009 12:51:49 PM PDT by holly101
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To: holly101

IBTZ


2 posted on 09/19/2009 12:52:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: holly101

I hear ya.


3 posted on 09/19/2009 12:54:12 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: holly101

IBTZOT........


4 posted on 09/19/2009 12:54:16 PM PDT by stockpirate (Joe Wilson Truth Czar for a Free Republic!)
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To: holly101

PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH.


5 posted on 09/19/2009 12:54:26 PM PDT by BigFinn (Isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: holly101
who is going to contribute money to a forum where anyone can post what-ever they want where ever they want?

LOL are you the new diversity czar?
6 posted on 09/19/2009 12:54:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: holly101

I am sure DU would accept you for 10 or 15 seconds.


7 posted on 09/19/2009 12:54:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: holly101

Isn’t there a way for you to determine what categories you view?


8 posted on 09/19/2009 12:55:18 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: holly101

Well after reading you post I must say Joel is a waste of band width, and your other points are well taken.


9 posted on 09/19/2009 12:55:37 PM PDT by stockpirate (Joe Wilson Truth Czar for a Free Republic!)
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To: holly101

Yesterday I had a boil on my ass lanced. I’m able to sit on one of those blow-up doughnut rings today though, so I think I’m going to be OK.


10 posted on 09/19/2009 12:55:38 PM PDT by Miss Behave (i wuv u. i bam bam bam u wiff muh paw now.)
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To: holly101

A vanity against vanities!


11 posted on 09/19/2009 12:55:46 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: holly101

Meowwwwwwwwwww kittty kittttty


12 posted on 09/19/2009 12:55:51 PM PDT by italianquaker (“Every inch of this Administration is rife with corruption and cronyism.” --- Michelle Malkin)
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To: holly101

You’re correct....the vanity blog posts are completely out of control....as are the video-without-text posts....and “Satire” posts which are 99 out of 100 times, completely retarded.


13 posted on 09/19/2009 12:56:07 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: dawn53

The vanity of vanities!


14 posted on 09/19/2009 12:56:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: holly101
Even religous post like the daily rants of Joel Osteen, (whom I detest because he's a fake getting rich off gullible Americans)is allowed to be posted on a regular basis but you're not allowed to refute anything he says. Why is he not being put in religion where he belongs?

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Uh, those threads ARE in the Religion Forum.

15 posted on 09/19/2009 12:56:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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oh crap, you just opened up a big ol’ can of................

mrs


16 posted on 09/19/2009 12:56:51 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (New Jersey has no soul, only taxes)
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To: holly101

>Even religous post like the daily rants of Joel Osteen, (whom I detest because he’s a fake getting rich off gullible Americans)is allowed to be posted on a regular basis but you’re not allowed to refute anything he says.

You know that bugs me too; if there IS a doctrinal error [ie heresy] it SHOULD be addressed.


17 posted on 09/19/2009 12:56:57 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: holly101

you weren’t banned, just put in General/ Chat. A couple years ago, the default , at least on my computer went to “all articles,” rather than “News/ Activism.” No matter how many times I try to reset it, all articles from all categories come up the next time I go to FR. You have to look in upper right corner to weed out; I’ll bet Osteen is actually in “Religion, “ the moderators are quick to triage.


18 posted on 09/19/2009 12:57:04 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: holly101

You do realize that you can view just news articles, right? I am fine with people using the blogger’s and chat. If the powers that be didn’t want them, they wouldn’t have those categories. Frankly, with the media being as piss poor as it is, it takes the average Joe citizen to find the real news.

As for ‘the “new”’, I’ve been here since 88(changed my name in 2001 which is why the date there) and it has always had stories from non traditional outlets. True, ‘blogs’ have picked up more in the past few years, but I attribute that to the fact that more people blog now, back in 88, the concept wasn’t even coined and very few people had vanity sites to post their own thoughts outside places like this.

FR evolves with the Internet, but it is still the same FR.


19 posted on 09/19/2009 12:57:15 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: holly101

I agree. It is as if Jim is gone and there is no leader anymore.


20 posted on 09/19/2009 12:58:07 PM PDT by lolhelp
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To: holly101

By the way, if you don’t like or don’t agree where something is put, click the abuse button. Maybe the mods just don’t know about it.

Also remember, if someone posts some strange thing in news versus religion, there is a positive. News doesn’t have the protections that religion has in terms of decorum. :->


21 posted on 09/19/2009 12:58:13 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: gusopol3

I just go to all articles and use my clicky thing at will.


22 posted on 09/19/2009 12:58:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: mnehring

88?


23 posted on 09/19/2009 12:58:45 PM PDT by John W
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To: holly101

There’s a very simple way around vanities — simply click on Breaking News (News/Activism), then make it your bookmark for Free Republic.

Sheesh!


24 posted on 09/19/2009 12:58:48 PM PDT by Harpo Speaks (Honk! Honk! Honk! Either it's foggy out, or make that a dozen hard boiled eggs.)
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To: holly101

(1) So you answer the problem of too much garbage (as you see it) by posting another garbage vanity? Looked up the word “hypocrit” lately?

(2) You say that you will probably be banned for your post (winner!) in the same post that you complain about anyone being able to post anything? You should look up “irony” (as in unintentional irony) while looking up “hypocrit.”

IBTZ!


25 posted on 09/19/2009 12:58:59 PM PDT by piytar (Bussing in SEIU brownshirts to intimidate regular Americans is REAL FASCISM! NRA Lifetime Member)
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To: holly101
You already posted this here.
26 posted on 09/19/2009 12:59:21 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: holly101
Maybe you'll like this better
27 posted on 09/19/2009 12:59:35 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance, ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: John W

my bad, 98..


28 posted on 09/19/2009 12:59:58 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: holly101

29 posted on 09/19/2009 1:00:05 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“You’re correct....the vanity blog posts are completely out of control....as are the video-without-text posts....and “Satire” posts which are 99 out of 100 times, completely retarded.”

You left out the “I hate posts about...” posts and the grammar police posts...oh...and the one that REALLY kills me...when someone stops what they are looking for and responds to a post by saying “why are you wasting your time on that?” posts...


30 posted on 09/19/2009 1:00:09 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: holly101
I see you posted your rant on the proper board.

...and may I also direct you to the right side of the main page where it clearly says:Browse by Forum

May I suggest that if you don't want to read anything but news and current events...don't "browse" anywhere else but "News/Activism"...Nowhere in the FR rules does it say that you must go everywhere....

...what got your panties all in a wad this afternoon anyway?

31 posted on 09/19/2009 1:00:12 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: dawn53

“A vanity against vanities!”

Oh, the hugh vanity!


32 posted on 09/19/2009 1:00:58 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: holly101

I don’t know why Joel Osteen isn’t put in “religion”, you could hit “abuse” and ask the moderator on the next Osteen post. Maybe the religion folks don’t want him.

You posted in general-chat, which seemed to work just fine. I’ve noticed that some people have been posting blogs as news/activism, and again I think just telling the mods would take care of that problem.

So long as things are put in the right categories, it shouldn’t matter to anybody how many things are being posted, except for the owners.

If you just want news/activism, then just look at news/activism, and ignore the bloggers/personal and other categories.

The only problem I see is people putting stuff into the wrong categories, and the moderators can take care of that as they see fit, including suspending or banning freepers if the moderators decide the freepers are abusing things.

Of course, some freepers could well get special dispensation to put things in the “wrong” place, which is why I suggest posting to the mods instead of handling it by complaining in threads.


33 posted on 09/19/2009 1:00:59 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Revolting cat!

this looks like a vanity that could turn into an opus... and I haven’t seen a good FR opus in quite some time!


34 posted on 09/19/2009 1:01:01 PM PDT by got_moab? (Joe the Plumber has a posse.)
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To: holly101
holly101: Gee, I could use the sort functions on the sidebar or I could post a rambling, blathering vanity?

Lame choice.

IBTZ!

35 posted on 09/19/2009 1:01:13 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (\/\/|-|3R3 15 7|-|3 b1R7|-| (3R71Ph1(473?)
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To: John W
88?

Yes, 55 years after Crucifiction.

36 posted on 09/19/2009 1:01:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dawn53

But at least it’s in general/chat, not breaking news.


37 posted on 09/19/2009 1:01:53 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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brilliant!!!


38 posted on 09/19/2009 1:02:12 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: OneWingedShark

I assumed the poster must have been talking about a Joel Osteen Caucus. Is that not the case?


39 posted on 09/19/2009 1:03:00 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: holly101

It is my understanding that this well-established forum welcomes conservative commentary and news releases.

If commentary by bloggers offends you, you can simply opt to view “only news” by choosing to “browse by forum” in the righthand sidebar. Further, you are, of course, encouraged to add your comments to posts that you perceive both as “offensive” and “agreeable”.

Let’s face it, the American people are waking up. Many who have never been involved in the political process (other than, perhaps, by voting) are expressing their opinions. As for me, give me an open forum like FR or go somewhere else for your news and commentary.


40 posted on 09/19/2009 1:03:16 PM PDT by CyberRBTmail
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Hahahahahahaha...


41 posted on 09/19/2009 1:03:58 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: holly101

As long as we are venting, my pet peeve is those, usually newer members, posting from their blogs only. They never bother to engage anyone in conversation. They are using FreeRepublic to drive traffic to their blogs. Rather selfish, imo.


42 posted on 09/19/2009 1:03:58 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Revolting cat!; dawn53

Lets have a bonfire of the vanities!


43 posted on 09/19/2009 1:04:43 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: mnehring
1888??
44 posted on 09/19/2009 1:04:43 PM PDT by gusopol3
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That was hilarious. Except I kept clicking, and he never let me see the web site......


46 posted on 09/19/2009 1:05:04 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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1998

I have no idea why I typed 88.. let’s call it a brain fart.


47 posted on 09/19/2009 1:05:13 PM PDT by mnehring
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LOLOLOL!


48 posted on 09/19/2009 1:05:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; Admin Moderator

poor admin mod is not getting sufficient props for that hilarious post!


49 posted on 09/19/2009 1:06:18 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide; dawn53

How about a Vanity Fair?


50 posted on 09/19/2009 1:06:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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