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Februar 28, 2012 | lbryce

Posted on 02/29/2012 12:56:39 AM PST by lbryce

I'll admit it's just not the same when FR goes off line. The last time something like this occurred was during the summer right about when Hurricane Irene hit, if my memory serves me correctly. At first when these off line occurrences began it had me worried, concerned, the absence of any hard news started me thinking perhaps FR's site was under attack, the enemies of Mankind were on the march. a new, more insidious directive by George Soros being undertaken by Attack Watch and the Obama Truth Team didn't seem out of the question.

As the evening wore on, and FR's off line status extended into the night, I figured things would be back to normal in a few hours. Nevertheless, I was hard pressed to find a site I can say I enjoyed spending time at anywhere near what I experience here at FR.

Welcome Back!


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1 posted on 02/29/2012 12:56:48 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Jim Thompson’s fault.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 12:57:49 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lbryce

Really made me realize what an excellent job you folks have been doing to provide current conservative news. Absence has made the heart and head grow fonder of Free Republic.

Keep up the good work.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 1:05:45 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: Vendome; lbryce

It's sometimes hard to get those Malaysian IT maidens to work overtime.

4 posted on 02/29/2012 1:07:11 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I pay them well enough but, not for Free Republic.... LOL


5 posted on 02/29/2012 1:08:51 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL

The pic didn’t show up the 1st time.

Good one.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 1:10:24 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lbryce

Well, after 22 years, now I know I’m addicted.

Living w/o FR I cannot do.....time for a donation.......

Who loves ya, Jim?

Millions.....literally..........


7 posted on 02/29/2012 1:24:50 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: lbryce

FR went out yesterday evening, my time, but I was having many internet problems at the same time. A number of things were not working, but in the morning it was still out.

I remember when there was FreeRepublic on Yahoo messenger
when there was a previous major disruption, but I saw no
activity on it this morning.
Does anyone recall the Yahoo Messenger activity, or know of other links when there is a system failure?


8 posted on 02/29/2012 1:44:03 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW
Does anyone recall the Yahoo Messenger activity, or know of other links when there is a system failure?

Google "freerepublic2". Top link.

9 posted on 02/29/2012 2:31:19 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: lbryce

Yesterday was tough..I was “Jonesin” for my FR. Thanks for all the hard work, folks!! Good to be back.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 3:05:30 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron)
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To: Moltke

Thanks...I had FR in my messenger list, but had forgotten
about the Yahoo forum link.
I guess it has been quite a few years since I was there.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 3:14:15 AM PST by AlexW
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To: lbryce

a conspiricy theorist could have a field day with FR being out on the day of the Michigan primary.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 3:18:09 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: lbryce
Feels good to see the page open! Thanks Jim and staff for the hard work!

Mike

13 posted on 02/29/2012 4:00:11 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: lbryce

I broke out in cold sweats when FR was not coming up. FR is far better than Drudge or the New York Times and serves as the stake that is lodged in Dracu-bama’s heart.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 4:06:46 AM PST by GilGil
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To: AlexW

Here’s another...

http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/portal.php


15 posted on 02/29/2012 4:20:41 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Vaquero

`a conspiricy theorist could have a field day with FR being out on the day of the Michigan primary.

__________________________________________________

I have to say, I did have that thought. Interesting timing.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 4:24:56 AM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: lbryce; Vaquero; All

Anyway, I join in those who are glad FR is back. I was reduced to surfing gossip websites to read about Angelina Jolie’s “legbomb”. LOL!


17 posted on 02/29/2012 4:26:12 AM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: Vaquero

If FReepers don’t think there are liberal hackers trying to destroy the net’s preeminent conservative website....

“My name is Legion, for we are many!”

I googled and learned the chief mode of attack against FR is for copyright violation for excerpting whole news service articles. It’s been countered on 1st Amendment grounds, but the war goes on.

Time for a donation, JMHO.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 4:29:24 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: lbryce

There always the rest of the Internet.

and this to keep you informed:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26012226159/


19 posted on 02/29/2012 4:49:03 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: wolfcreek

anyone on facebook under their own name is asking for

job termination

divorce

arrest

and a host of other negatives....


20 posted on 02/29/2012 5:26:42 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: AlexW

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Republic/141344792800

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/

(I previewed and confirmed the links before posting).


21 posted on 02/29/2012 7:15:30 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Vaquero

Only if you’re a stupid f%$K and post things that will get you fired, divorced, robbed, arrested etc...there are plenty of those.

For me it’s a great way to keep up with family and friends I don’t get to visit with often.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 12:23:55 PM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: proud American in Canada

Me, too, boys. I was breaking out in cold sweats.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 12:28:52 PM PST by Ax
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