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'Tis My Bervday Today! (Vanity, duh!)
I don't count | 4/23/13 | Came From The Air

Posted on 04/23/2013 11:07:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty

Well, here we are. I made it to 15 years today!

I've been here so long I was *never* a nOOb! But I love to meet new folks that find FR daily, so come on in, the water's purple. If you're a troll I have some kitties I'd like you to meet....

Shockingly, I got up this morning and saw I had not been suspended by the Mods, which was the case on a few of my anniversaries. Don't know how I avoided it this year, but somehow I managed...didn't avoid it a couple days before Mrs. Liberty and I tied the knot, which was pretty inconvenient because our honeymoon was spent visiting FReepers we had come to know and love. I managed to get banned so badly even Miss Slippy got the ax because we use the same IP address.

I first found FR when there was a link on Drudge, "Whitewater Files." I never could figure out why Drudge called FR that, but my first entry into Mr. Robinson's domain was...interesting. The Ash Wars were in full swing. Eschoir was stalking people. Flame wars were carried on using real fire. Viking cats were still unheard of. Heck, there was one Moderator, his name was "Jim." If you got in trouble he had an email address.

A look at a profile got you the "user number" of a FReeper (Mine is around 4,000). Don't know where you can find that anymore. (As of now, my Account page says, "You've posted a total of 105 threads and 43,189 replies." I wonder if all the threads and posts that got yanked by the Mods count in that?)

I met my eventual bride on a gun thread. We were both talking about our Remington 1100 semi-autos. We got hitched in June, 2001, before 9/11 happened and was eventually forgotten by the commies (but not by people here. We'll never forget). We also haven't forgotten our vows, we're looking at Anniversary 14 this year. We make each other very happy, and that's gotten us through interesting times, like when my undercarriage was shot and I had to have it replaced.

I remember when Lazamataz was a nOOb. He didn't hit it back then. I've seen Laz hit it later on, though. Even some things that were of dubious species, it didn't matter. He's a dear FRiend whom I've never met, but is always friendly online.

I've seen the first uses of: "I like cheese." "A moose once bit my sister!" "You need some rest." "Unngh." "Test Thread, do not Post" (Still waiting for the t-shirt). "Hobbit Hole." Ash Alerts. Keywords. And The Viking Kittehs. (Led Zep's "Immigrant Song" is an earworm that took me years to get rid of, but now it's just a ringing.) I even remember "Trixie" before she called Jim a "Mean little s***" and left the forum for her commercial venture (which I won't name because she's a meany).

Mrs. Liberty and I cruised the Bahamas with the FReepers (We left the ship cleaner than it was when we got on it), and we went to FRiva with One Particular Harbour (He is an OK guy, for a lawyer). We had lunch a couple of times with Jim, his wife and also one of his sons (not named "John"). We've had FReeper gangs at our house, too.

Well, this stroll down memory lane is making me nauseous, so I'll wrap for now, and pop in later after I've had some recovery time. This thread is going all the way to ten, I'm sure.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Test Topic, Ignore It
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Yeah, it's a "Vanity," but Anniversary threads don't write themselves so deal with it. At least I'm not pimping a blog.
1 posted on 04/23/2013 11:07:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty
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To: sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; afnamvet; airborne; Allegra; Altariel; Baraonda; ...

UT ping. Anniversary over here....


2 posted on 04/23/2013 11:08:43 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Congrats! I turned 15 on April 2.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 11:09:01 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: Slip18

I loves you, Babby!


4 posted on 04/23/2013 11:09:06 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Happy 15th!


5 posted on 04/23/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Cyber Liberty

Mine’s in September!


6 posted on 04/23/2013 11:10:55 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Cyber Liberty

Wow a noob
Happy Birthday


7 posted on 04/23/2013 11:11:34 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Happy bervday!


8 posted on 04/23/2013 11:12:14 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Every ‘98er should do a vanity on his / her anniversary this year.


9 posted on 04/23/2013 11:13:20 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Nice!


10 posted on 04/23/2013 11:13:28 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Happy anniversary! Dang...there are people on FR who are real relics of another age. Not like us young ‘uns. ;-)


11 posted on 04/23/2013 11:13:35 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Cyber Liberty

WOW Congratulations! This is HUGH AND SERIES!

Are you having a cake?


12 posted on 04/23/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Cyber Liberty

Congrats from this 4.5yo FReeper!


13 posted on 04/23/2013 11:13:49 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
HAPPY 15th , Cyber Liberty!!!
14 posted on 04/23/2013 11:14:07 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: al baby

Thanks for coming by. I was surprised I made it this far....


15 posted on 04/23/2013 11:15:09 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Lazamataz

Ping because your name appears in the thread...ya dawg!


16 posted on 04/23/2013 11:16:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Heh heh heh.
Happy forum birthday!


Meanwhile, In
New York!

17 posted on 04/23/2013 11:16:44 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: pookie18

Thanks for ALL the pings!


18 posted on 04/23/2013 11:16:53 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Lucky9teen

Thanks for keeping Fridays tolerable.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 11:17:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

20 posted on 04/23/2013 11:17:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: onyx

Purty. Like you, I’m sure....


21 posted on 04/23/2013 11:18:22 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Congrats. You do realize that Al Gore had only just invented the internet when you joined FR, right? Was it in color back then?

lol... :o)


22 posted on 04/23/2013 11:18:40 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’ll be 12 this November.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 11:19:08 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Congratulations!


24 posted on 04/23/2013 11:19:55 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Slip18

:)
God bless and keep you and Slip18.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 11:20:59 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Congrats from one that started lurking about them but didn’t register and post for another year.

What an amazing place it was back in that dark age. Now, we are all familiar with what power the internet has but back then, we clipped, copied, linked and found some amazing stuff and the media could not respond as fast as we could dig.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 11:22:28 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Rounded this up yesterday on a lark...


See more on Know Your Meme

27 posted on 04/23/2013 11:23:40 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Congrats, you can celebrate with all the Erf Day leftovers ;-)


28 posted on 04/23/2013 11:24:00 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Tenacious 1
Was it in color back then?

Only if you set it up in your HTML code...and God save you if you forgot to close the tag! I used to post < font color=white > and leave it on just for fun. Thus was born, "The White Font of Death."

29 posted on 04/23/2013 11:26:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

IBTZ

:)

Congrats!

By the way, when is a Freeper officially not a “nOOb”? Five years? 1,000 posts?


30 posted on 04/23/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: PastorBooks
By the way, when is a Freeper officially not a “nOOb”? Five years? 1,000 posts?

Heh. "Never" unless you were never a nOOb.

31 posted on 04/23/2013 11:29:37 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping to one of the few who can make me feel like a nOOb....


32 posted on 04/23/2013 11:33:31 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I just looked, I’ll hit 15 on June 19. Don’t post much, reply just a little bit more, but you can bet I’m here every day.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 11:41:13 AM PDT by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Congrats. But I hate to be the one to tell you. The government is sending a drone after you to mark the occasion.


34 posted on 04/23/2013 11:48:16 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: All
Please stop by the donation link. I'd like to see FR still going strong 15 years from now. (Even if I get suspended a few times between now and then!)
35 posted on 04/23/2013 11:48:23 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: nickcarraway

Life just hasn’t been the same since that tragic wheat-combine accident that claimed all my guns. It was horrible! I was going to go fishing that weekend!


36 posted on 04/23/2013 11:49:45 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: PastorBooks

By the way, when is a Freeper officially not a “nOOb”? Five years? 1,000 posts?
***Well, I signed up 2 months after JimRob and he called me a newbie. So I think it’s only the class of ‘97 that aren’t noobs.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2145065/posts?page=119#119


37 posted on 04/23/2013 11:51:59 AM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo

There were giants in those days, Kevmo.


38 posted on 04/23/2013 11:55:08 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

We used to say, “Close your Italians” rather than italics. I used that a few years ago and had to explain it. That kinda stuned my beeber.


39 posted on 04/23/2013 11:59:16 AM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I suppose they all ran away to be...

Deep In The Hurtgen Forest

just ahead of an...

Ash Alert because ...

GreenEyedBlonde turned out to be a man.


40 posted on 04/23/2013 12:01:39 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Cyber Liberty

             

41 posted on 04/23/2013 12:02:34 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Kevmo; Cyber Liberty

Yeah, the new signups don’t know what we’re talking about when we mention that stuff.
I recall the now obsolete “marquee” tag.
Bolded blinking italicised scrolling six point text, ugh.


42 posted on 04/23/2013 12:03:07 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Just kidding .. here's what I meant to say :


             

43 posted on 04/23/2013 12:03:17 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cyber Liberty

Have you tried fishing with dynamite?


44 posted on 04/23/2013 12:03:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Cyber Liberty; jimrob; Lazamataz

If it not have been for trading commodities, I would never have met the love of my life. My mentor was a conservative, oh, I hate myself for this, I voted for John McCain in the primary for President way back when. The friend told me to go to FreeRepublic. I did. Took me a week to get accepted into the family, but meantime, I was reading FR.

Met so many wonderful people!!! Then I met Cyber. My life has never been the same again. We married seven months after we met on FR. This is mushy, but I can’t imagine loving anyone more than I love Cyber.

I want to thank Jim, Sheila, Chris and John for all the help on FR in those days. Also would like to thank Lazamataz and Cyber for cleaning out our Word For The Day classroom after we had messed it up so badly with HTML that it couldn’t be read without a fire hose spraying it out. We definitly were noobies.

I love you, Cyber. Happy 15th FreeRepublic Anniversary!


45 posted on 04/23/2013 12:03:29 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: Cyber Liberty

Thank you. I love Georgio A. and Tard. Two of my most favorite characters!


46 posted on 04/23/2013 12:07:50 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: Kevmo; Cyber Liberty; ofMagog; All
And remember, don't try this at home : Action figures sold separately, etc . . .

That's yer anniversary present .. hope it fits, but save the receipt

47 posted on 04/23/2013 12:08:54 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cyber Liberty; Slip18

Congratulations, Cyber!! You made it. No longer a noobie (well, maybe I shouldn’t go that far).

And congratulations to you and your lovely bride!!


48 posted on 04/23/2013 12:09:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Whoa! Anuther geezer!

98 was a GOOD year!!

Congrats!


49 posted on 04/23/2013 12:11:01 PM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: tomkat

My cancelled check is my receipt. But at least my telephone hardly rings anymore (thanks again, for the link to the Digitone!).


50 posted on 04/23/2013 12:13:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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