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A SAD DAY. WE LET OUR FELLOW FREEPER DOWN. THE OBAMA FILE IS NO MORE
The Obama File ^ | 3/4/10 | Beckwith

Posted on 03/03/2010 9:35:16 AM PST by patriot08

The following announcement was on The Obama File this morning:

I would like to thank the 7 people who contributed to the support of The Obama File in the last 48 hours.

I hate to put that reminder on this site, and I only do it once a month.

I have decided to convert The Obama File into a subscription only site because of lack of support.

If you don't care, I don't care.

I don't know how long it will take, but I am suspending posts until the conversion is complete.

I will direct my activities today to returning all 10 contributions received in the last two weeks and contacting a consultant who can perform the necessary work to convert this site to subscription only.

Anyone who has contributed to the support of The Obama File in the last six months will be automatically enrolled as life subscribers, and will never need to pay another dime.

This is a done deal.

Any contributions received after this notice is posted WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

And please don't send me any emails telling me how important it is to continue operations, and how much this site will be missed.

Beckwith . . .

It's a sad day when the excellent Obama data base, The Obama File, which the United States Library of Congress selected for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials, folds because we were too miserly and uncaring to donate a few dollars a month to our fellow FReeper, Beckwith, to help with maintainance expenses for his website. Now the public will be deprived of the best Obama data base on the net.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Reference
KEYWORDS: beckwith; bho44; newmedia; obamarecord; theobamafile
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1 posted on 03/03/2010 9:35:16 AM PST by patriot08
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To: patriot08

related...

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/tp-to-bill-colombo-clinton-come-and-get-us-by-judi-mcleod/


2 posted on 03/03/2010 9:37:37 AM PST by gunnyg (Laddies, We're Behind ENEMY WITHIN Lines...and surrounded, if ya can "grok" that!)
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To: patriot08

Huh? It’s the Freeper’s fault? Get a life.


3 posted on 03/03/2010 9:38:40 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: patriot08

It seems a shame, but honestly, I’d never heard of the site before now.


4 posted on 03/03/2010 9:38:53 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: patriot08; Beckwith

It’s a BLOG, for crying out loud.

Are you trying to embarrass Beckwith with this whiny post?


5 posted on 03/03/2010 9:40:01 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: patriot08

How am I included in your “WE”? I’ve never heard of the blog before?


6 posted on 03/03/2010 9:41:13 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: patriot08

No no, I let myself down.


7 posted on 03/03/2010 9:41:31 AM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: patriot08
I've never heard of “The Obama File”...Sorry
8 posted on 03/03/2010 9:42:28 AM PST by Country Eagle
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To: patriot08

patriot08- Since May 28, 2008
>Female college student
>Live in Texas
>Interests:
Politics
Photography
Computers
Classic movies
Love cats, all animals
Sappy vanity threads


9 posted on 03/03/2010 9:42:33 AM PST by TSgt (RE-ELECT NOBODY - VOTE THEM ALL OUT!)
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To: ConservativeMind

First I ever heard of it. And I don’t appreciate some guilt trip stuff acting like FReepers are responsbile for whatever went wrong here.


10 posted on 03/03/2010 9:43:37 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: patriot08

another bitter good bye?

Last year I only found his site a couple days before he reamed everyone for not sending money, took his marbles and went home. So I deleted my bookmark.

good luck.


11 posted on 03/03/2010 9:45:43 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: patriot08

Again? LOL.


12 posted on 03/03/2010 9:46:59 AM PST by TankerKC (Law Enforcement IS Big Government.)
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To: patriot08

According to the Internet Archive (Wayback Machine) that site hasn’t been updated since mid 2008. Is that true?


13 posted on 03/03/2010 9:47:53 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: NEMDF

I never heard of it either.


14 posted on 03/03/2010 9:48:09 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell ( 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000=0)
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To: patriot08

Unless he had active moderation going, and more than a few dozen posters, there is ZERO cost in reality. Getting a custom domain, loading a copy of WordPress, and maintaining the site runs no more than $20/year. If that’s too rich for your blood, then best work on getting more money than whining about “expenses on websites”.

The exception would be sites like FR where you need dedicated hardware, full-time moderation staff and the like. For a blog or information clearance site? Not a chance...


15 posted on 03/03/2010 9:49:45 AM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: patriot08

Neeever heard of it. Don’t really see a need!


16 posted on 03/03/2010 9:53:22 AM PST by ontap
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To: patriot08

I don’t care.


17 posted on 03/03/2010 9:55:31 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bigfootbob
. "Huh? It’s the Freeper’s fault? Get a life."

I have a life, and a great deal of it has been and is devoted to getting the Marxist/Muslim usurper in our White House booted out on his sorry a$$.

Beckwith via his 'The Obama File' has done more than just about anyone to bring about this objective.

Beckwith's articles from 'The Obama File' are often posted to Free Republic so everyone should be familiar with the website. FReepers should also be familiar with numerous appeals for help with maintenance of this website.

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18 posted on 03/03/2010 9:55:45 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Fresh Wind

No. It was updated daily with the latest news on Obama.


19 posted on 03/03/2010 9:57:40 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

I blame today’s youth. And cilantro. I hate cilantro.


20 posted on 03/03/2010 9:57:53 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: patriot08

“Sappy vanity thread(s)”


21 posted on 03/03/2010 9:59:43 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: patriot08

An obscure blog bites the dust? Who ever heard of such a thing?


22 posted on 03/03/2010 10:00:56 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: patriot08

I love a good opus. LOL


23 posted on 03/03/2010 10:01:58 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: patriot08

Now he can post directly to FR and get way more viewers.


24 posted on 03/03/2010 10:03:35 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Yep. I’ve run a few. Unlimited storage and plenty of bandwidth for about $60 to $100 a year.

Ran dedicated boxes too. And you’re right it’s a bit more pricey and time consuming, but still under well $200.00 a month.


25 posted on 03/03/2010 10:03:47 AM PST by moehoward
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To: patriot08

I’m so sorry. I just sent them a check for $1,000,000.00


26 posted on 03/03/2010 10:05:11 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: patriot08

Never went to the website.
Didn’t know it existed.
Didn’t care.
Still don’t care.

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.


27 posted on 03/03/2010 10:08:23 AM PST by Artemis Webb (Class of '98 needs no sarcasm tags!)
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To: ZX12R

You better stop payment.

Or you won’t be getting it back.


28 posted on 03/03/2010 10:10:03 AM PST by sleddogs
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To: ZX12R
I’m so sorry. I just sent them a check for $1,000,000.00

Well I was going to, but since you already did it, I won't.

29 posted on 03/03/2010 10:10:21 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: patriot08
Here is one of his informative articles.

Obama's 16 Different Social Security Numbers

30 posted on 03/03/2010 10:10:30 AM PST by opentalk
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I can feel the love......really. Truly, I can.

/ sarc


31 posted on 03/03/2010 10:14:06 AM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: patriot08

Eat me. Pay for your own web space.


32 posted on 03/03/2010 10:14:24 AM PST by Poser (Enjoying Prime Rib for 58 Years!)
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To: patriot08

So you didn’t get enough donations, so you’re switching to a subscription based model? Good luck with that...


33 posted on 03/03/2010 10:17:14 AM PST by xenob
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To: patriot08

Obviously your web site was a failure and not worthy of support. In the free market those business models that are useful and fill a need succeed, those that are useless or don’t fill a need fail. Yours failed. The only person to blame is yourself for having an inferior product.


34 posted on 03/03/2010 10:18:53 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: opentalk
It wasn't his article... Per your own link:

Extracted from an article by Steve Baldwin. Read the whole thing here . . .

Basically he copied information from other sites, posted it on his own site, then posted HIS site's version on FR. Blog and article whoring, at the worst level.

35 posted on 03/03/2010 10:21:27 AM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: patriot08

Bush’s Fault?

:)


36 posted on 03/03/2010 10:22:08 AM PST by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: patriot08

Sorry. Never heard or it. But I’ll try to feel guilty for a few minutes.


37 posted on 03/03/2010 10:38:35 AM PST by T Minus Four (Christians follow Christ, not other Christians.)
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To: All

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The Obama File wasn’t ‘some obscure blog’.
It was the most comprehensive Obama data base on the net.
It contained all the history we have on Obama (and his associates) from his African relatives to the present- all in one place.
It was an excellent research data base and all of it backed up by links to his speeches, books, and matters of record.
Nowhere else does such a data base exist.

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38 posted on 03/03/2010 10:43:00 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Is this an opus?


39 posted on 03/03/2010 10:43:50 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ZX12R
I just sent them a check for $1,000,000.00

That's tax deductible, you know.

40 posted on 03/03/2010 10:50:58 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: patriot08

well who do you suppose is responsible for the fact that a majority of freepers, myself included, never heard of it? conservatives accept blame, don’t assign it to others. how the heck can you blame US for not knowing about it?


41 posted on 03/03/2010 10:52:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: patriot08

Well, that just ruined my day.


43 posted on 03/03/2010 11:16:49 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: patriot08

What exactly constitutes “help with maintenance of this website”? Most blogs are assumed to be personal part-time affairs (a la hobbies) with annual costs in the double digits. What kind of traffic was he getting?


44 posted on 03/03/2010 11:20:01 AM PST by ctdonath2
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To: patriot08
'The Obama File' has done more than just about anyone to bring about this objective.

Like what?

45 posted on 03/03/2010 11:21:11 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: patriot08

Sounds great. ... but what were the maintenance costs, really?


46 posted on 03/03/2010 11:22:07 AM PST by ctdonath2
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To: patriot08

I just skimmed the site and looked at its usage statistics. Looks like he’s getting about 10x the activity that my site gets; FWIW my site has been stagnant for years, costs me just $160/year (I keep it just for the email domain now), and AFAIK is nothing to speak of. I don’t see what he’s spending so much on; if he’s spending more than $100/yr for that (he did allude to “hiring a consultant”), he’s being ripped off.


47 posted on 03/03/2010 11:33:29 AM PST by ctdonath2
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To: patriot08
The Obama File wasn’t ‘some obscure blog’. It was the most comprehensive Obama data base on the net. It contained all the history we have on Obama (and his associates) from his African relatives to the present- all in one place. It was an excellent research data base and all of it backed up by links to his speeches, books, and matters of record. Nowhere else does such a data base exist.

Well, here's a great opportunity for a capitalist. Create your own site and do what this guy did. Only KEEP IT FREE and come up with a way to make it pay. Sell ads. Join affiliate programs. Take donations. Hire a salesperson on a commission basis. Whatever. Why would anyone pay for such information at another site when they can get it for free at your site? The better you do, the more you can put into updating the site and make it even better than your competitors.

When life hands you a lemon...don't suck on it and complain how sour it is.
48 posted on 03/03/2010 11:35:24 AM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: GLDNGUN

For a while I was using my signature line on chat forums (pity FR doesn’t support sig HTML) to just list books I’m reading, and link to Amazon. While not a lot of money (double digits, pennies at a time), I was surprised at how much I made without much effort.


49 posted on 03/03/2010 11:37:48 AM PST by ctdonath2
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To: patriot08

How about VAS- Value Added Services to support the site- sell Cafe Press t-shirts or other items (you can make some pretty good money). Create an Amazon store and work off commissions, etc.

People don’t respond well with just requests for donations, they need additional benefit to justify what they are expected to give.


50 posted on 03/03/2010 11:43:29 AM PST by mnehring
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