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OLD TIMERS (Part One)
From my hard drive ^ | 6/3/2013 | By Laz A. Mataz

Posted on 06/03/2013 6:37:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz

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To: real saxophonist; bmwcyle; Lazamataz

Yes, CommiesOut passed away in May,2002. His name was Pete Bernat.

He is on the Free Republic Memorial Wall.

His tribute thread is here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/690030/posts


51 posted on 06/03/2013 7:22:01 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Lazamataz

Coteblanc was zotted, and I think she has since passed away.


52 posted on 06/03/2013 7:22:08 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: DBrow; RJayneJ
I’m not normally nostalgic, but wow how things have changed.

Seeing some of those names blew me away. Whatever happened to RJayneJ? She was one of my earliest buddies, although we never hit it.....

53 posted on 06/03/2013 7:22:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m here.

The last I knew, OWK was banned years ago. Repeatedly.

He was last seen deep in the Hurtgen Forest .


54 posted on 06/03/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m still around but have been mostly taking the Fifth lately, Laz.


55 posted on 06/03/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT by Gritty (Our Government is erecting a panopticon state that sees everything, regulates everything-Mark Steyn)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Deb

I want to know if Deb ever found her green sweater, and if anybody has ever been beaten, stripped and sent to her tent.


56 posted on 06/03/2013 7:24:53 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Heh. I am a b*tch though ... in a binder.

I like b*tches in binders.

Depending what the binders are binding, of course....


57 posted on 06/03/2013 7:26:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah!
Very, very interesting.....

Semper fidelis
Dick G
*****


58 posted on 06/03/2013 7:27:51 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Gritty
I’m still around but have been mostly taking the Fifth lately, Laz.

That's about MY limit, too.


59 posted on 06/03/2013 7:28:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: exit82

I thought of you several nights ago, and wondered how you are doing.........Hope all is okay with you. I’m still in shock over the death of Doctor Raoul. There will never be another like him.


60 posted on 06/03/2013 7:34:12 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: IncPen

Classy Green-Eyed Blonde.......
That was fun...


61 posted on 06/03/2013 7:35:26 AM PDT by 1riot1ranger (OMG!!! ObamaMustGo!)
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To: Lazamataz

Still here.


62 posted on 06/03/2013 7:38:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yo, bud, still hanging around but mostly reading and chiming in on occasion. Miss the old ATRW, though, had fun back in the day...


63 posted on 06/03/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT by W. (B. Franklin printed currency that said "TO COUNTERFEIT IS DEATH.' Can we put that on our ballots?)
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To: Lazamataz

Glad you’re still here, newbie!


64 posted on 06/03/2013 7:41:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Lazamataz

Geez dude love life slow?


65 posted on 06/03/2013 7:43:30 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Lazamataz

I’m not on your list.

But I’m still here.

Not that anybody really noticed.


66 posted on 06/03/2013 7:49:00 AM PDT by toast
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To: Lazamataz

I’m still kicking... but just extra points. ;~))


67 posted on 06/03/2013 7:57:59 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: Lazamataz

Red 5, standing by


68 posted on 06/03/2013 8:08:18 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - New Robin Hood book out!)
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To: Lazamataz

Whatever happened to Registered ? (of “Sore Loserman” graphic fame)


69 posted on 06/03/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: Lazamataz

Been here since since Dec 17, 1997...lurk more than post...things have changed......sorry to hear about Doctor Raoul ........he was a hard charger.


70 posted on 06/03/2013 8:11:38 AM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind.")
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To: Lazamataz
Whatever happened to RJayneJ? She was one of my earliest buddies, although we never hit it.....
IIRC - and I believe I do - she passed on a number of years ago. RIP.

71 posted on 06/03/2013 8:14:03 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Lazamataz; kevkrom

kevkrom is the keeper of the LENR Cold Fusion ping list.
If there’s news on that topic, as there has been recently, his posts can be frequent.


72 posted on 06/03/2013 8:45:26 AM PDT by TLOne (All terrorists want is for us to bow and worship their god. Oh, and to let them rule.)
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To: Lazamataz
BluH2o alive & well here in colorful Colorado.

Met some of you 'old' timers at the FR March for Justice on The Mall in Washington DC back on October 31, 1998.
The location of our March for Justice encampment for that day was just east of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool close to where the WWII Memorial now stands.

73 posted on 06/03/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Lazamataz
Yup. Still here. Still a monthly donor. Still post occasionally.

TS

74 posted on 06/03/2013 9:04:50 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, sorry to report that LadyX passed away in 2006. Her name was Margaret Martin.

She is on the FR Memorial Wall(for those who may not know, the page is on the bottom of the FR Home page).

Her tribute page is here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1637259/posts


75 posted on 06/03/2013 9:05:03 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: basil

basil, good to hear from you and thanks for thinking of me.
All is well here in DE; hope you are fine as well.


76 posted on 06/03/2013 9:06:28 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Ditter

I posted something to A+Bert in my early days, took a strip off me too. You just had to know when he’d been “self medicating”.


77 posted on 06/03/2013 9:12:32 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Lazamataz

I’m still here and still fighting the good fight.

F U B O !


78 posted on 06/03/2013 9:13:57 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ken5050; Lazamataz
I STILL MISS HOWLIN!!

So do I...Like I miss a migraine headache...

79 posted on 06/03/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: Lazamataz

There was a guy named LJLucido who joined Jan. 5, 2000. He seemed pretty bright but maybe a tad twisted.

He stopped posting right before I joined. Always wondered what happened to him. Would have liked to meet him.

Rumor is we both did the same chick.


80 posted on 06/03/2013 9:27:03 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BubbaJunebug
I originally found FR while still reading posts in a group that was originally on Prodigy...anyone remember that group?

I was on the old Prodigy Whitewater board for a long time and came over to Free Republic in Oct 98.

I've never been much of a poster,but I tend to comment a lot on things that interest me.

All I know is that I'm a lot older than I used to be!!

81 posted on 06/03/2013 9:29:33 AM PDT by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: exit82

Great! Still going strong here—still grieving over the death of Doctor Raoul, though.

Most of my time is still taken up with Second Amendment Sisters. We had a “Ladies Learn to Shoot” class this weekend here in TX—had about 30 women take the class. That’s always a lot of fun!


82 posted on 06/03/2013 9:31:03 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Lazamataz

Who you calling an “old timer”, punk? LOL

Still alive and kicking.


83 posted on 06/03/2013 9:50:54 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lazamataz

WOOT!! I’m an OLD-TIMER!! (wait...is that good?)


84 posted on 06/03/2013 9:56:18 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Lazamataz

Read down the list, and started saying what I knew about the names on there: Gone but not forgotten, Banned, not posting, still pissing people off, bad-boy, etc. It’s amazing how many freepers have come and gone. Big family!!


85 posted on 06/03/2013 9:59:05 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Lazamataz

Still here. Still kickin’ and bitchin’.


86 posted on 06/03/2013 10:00:03 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: oldsalt

Just found this from ‘99

http://www.antiwar.com/justin/pf/p-j111299.html

Behind the Headlines
by Justin Raimondo
Antiwar.com

November 12, 1999

CORPORATE LIBERALS TARGET CONSERVATIVE WEB SITE

If ever there was a case of Corporate America versus the Little Guy, it is the lawsuit initiated by two media giants, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, against the populist-conservative website known as Free Republic.

INTRODUCING JIM ROBINSON

In this corner is Jim Robinson, a Vietnam vet and retired software executive who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy around 1976. But that didn’t stop him from creating a software company, ProtoSource, that was soon bringing in over $2 million a year. Yet it seemed the Fates were determined to give Robinson a hard time: by 1996, the disease had progressed to the point where he could no longer work. To make matters much worse, his wife suffered a severe stroke: her left side was completely paralyzed, and she was unable to work. It was then that the board of directors of his company, ProtoSource, asked him to step down as chairman and chief executive officer. When his one-year consultancy contract ran out, the new regime informed him that it would not be renewed. It wouldn’t be the first time a creator and founder had been betrayed by his own creation – but Jim Robinson is a hard man to keep down.

YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN

Muscular dystrophy hadn’t felled him, and neither would this: he picked himself up off the floor and started Electronic Orchard, which marketed accounting software systems for agribusiness. In 1991, Robinson began to become interested in politics, and this naturally melded with his computer skills: he started posting articles and comments on the electronic bulletin boards maintained by Prodigy, and various Usenet groups, and in particular was active on the “Prodigy Whitewater News” board. In spite of officious attempts by the Clintonian yuppies at Prodigy to censor commentary, a group of conservatives began to make contact with each other. Some of the board’s habitués began to coalesce around the idea that the Clinton administration was rife with corruption, focusing especially on the scandals involving large contributions to the DNC by the “Lippo Group,” controlled by Indonesia’s wealthy Riady family. A cyber-community began to form around an idea that has since been more than confirmed – that William Jefferson Clinton is the most corrupt President in the history of these United States (yes, even including President Ulysses S. Grant!)

PRODIGY: THE EAST BERLIN OF CYBERSPACE

Robinson and his friends were beginning to chafe under the increasingly severe constraints placed by Prodigy on free discussion of the Whitewater scandal, then exploding onto the front pages of the nation’s newspapers. To begin with, Prodigy was one of those closed-system dinosaurs, a self-contained centrally-controlled cyber-universe modeled after the corporate entity that had founded it: You had to subscribe, and in return you were given a maze of politically correct “chat rooms,” bulletin boards, and other features. This was all controlled by omnipotent cyber-enforcers, who could silence dissidents with the flick of a button, by literally editing out speech deemed un-PC. There was no portal to the Internet. Like the residents of East Berlin at the height of the Cold War, the unhappy prisoners of Prodigy were trapped in a dreary world run by bureaucrats (albeit of the corporate variety), where conservative views were banned as “hate speech” and the colors were strictly earthtones. Conservatives and other dissidents, increasingly frustrated by growing online constraints, dreamed of making a break for freedom. Until the day the Wall came down . . .


87 posted on 06/03/2013 10:02:50 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Cyber Liberty

Coteblanche did pass away, yes. She ran the Belvedere Room poetry thread here for several years. One of the best people to ever walk the planet. RIP.


88 posted on 06/03/2013 10:02:56 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that they cannot carry out their plans.' -- Job 5:12)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks, Laz, for keeping us up to date. I’m still here, and I now have a new project that will keep me busy for a long time. Last week I was sent the letters my mom wrote to my dad when he was in service in WWII. I’m in process of transcribing them so I can share them with my siblings.

I would recommend that if any of you can get a hold of such treasures, don’t put off doing so. I’ve not been so enthralled with the past. The neatest thing is that the letters begin about two months before I was born. I’m a twin, and they were expecting only one. My parents already had three at home, so talk about a surprise!

Anyway, I have work to do now, so I’m going to get back to it. After reading through the list of “old-timers,” it’s obvious that we never know when we might get called home. And I do so want to share these letters with my family.


89 posted on 06/03/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan: pray the Rosary.)
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To: Lazamataz
To quote Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "Bring out the dead, bring out the dead."

The Cajun: "I'm not dead yet! I'm not dead yet!!

90 posted on 06/03/2013 10:12:45 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: Lazamataz

Please put me in the partly deceased category


91 posted on 06/03/2013 10:16:53 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Lazamataz

I am me, still here, still kicking. God’s speed bro!


92 posted on 06/03/2013 10:24:26 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Floratina

class of 98 and reporting in!


93 posted on 06/03/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Lazamataz
I'm still here but ran out of viagra trying to keep up with you.
94 posted on 06/03/2013 10:50:27 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Lazamataz

A few years ago, FR changed something in its software. You used to be able to click on your freeper name, look at the URL and it would give you your freeper number. Mine was 1150, and so one of my taglines was something like “If I had signed up 4 days earlier, I’d have a 3 digit Freeper Number”.

One weekend about 5 years ago, I clicked through several hundred freeper pages by changing the freeper number. It was strange to see how many had been “banned or suspended”. And many of the ones who still existed, when you click through to their posts, they were lurking. By my informal accounting, only about 30% of those with freeper numbers less than mine were still freeping.


95 posted on 06/03/2013 10:54:41 AM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m still checking in every day.


96 posted on 06/03/2013 11:23:29 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Lazamataz

Still here, even after you told me how much you wanted to stomp my guts out. I believe we both got a time-out for that one.


97 posted on 06/03/2013 11:25:14 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Lazamataz

Registered has left.
OWK and one_particular_harbour are banned.

I’m only a fourteener but I was a constant reader in ‘98


98 posted on 06/03/2013 11:31:45 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: Lazamataz; Pukin Dog

I believe some of these were swept out during the great Conehead
purge of 2008. Last I heard they were in France.

99 posted on 06/03/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Lazamataz

Still here.

What became of ovrtaxt? I stold my tag from him.


100 posted on 06/03/2013 11:38:14 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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