Skip to comments.5% Carry 60% of Fed Income Tax; 5% Carry 100% of Free Republic Expense
Posted on 05/26/2014 5:44:46 PM PDT by xzins
Free Republic gets about 40,000 unique hits a day. Going to the state donor numbers, we get about 2300 donors. That is about a 5.5% rate of readers to donors.
My testimony is that Free Republic is the best website on the internet. Notice that I didn't say, "the best conservative, small government, pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Gun, etc." website. That is true, but Free Republic is more.
I just had a near real time discussion with a FRiend on freepmail.
I've had zero pop-ups, ads, thefts, etc. since 1998. It was all discussion all the time. Where else do you get that? Ive used my credit card in our secure system also since 1998 and Ive never had a problem. Target, Michaels, and Neiman Marcus should be so good.
This is the best discussion software ever created. Bar none. I can track every comment I've made, every response to it, and I can reply and reply again and again and again. All of that without the dreaded outline gradually indenting until all that remains is the right side of the screen page.
There are links back to previous comments, there are links that bring up all responses to a comment.
It amazes me how much like a conversation Free Republic is.
AND, we have a moderator staff dedicated both to free expression AND to maintaining the conservative identity of Free Republic and to banging heads when necessary. They get their marching orders from our main man, Big Jim Thompson, who, with his brother Matt Dillon, keeps the riffraff liberal troll deadbeats away from our town.
So, if you're part of the 94%, then Mitt Romney was talking about you. It got him in trouble.
It'll probably get me in trouble.
Brother, can you spare even a dime?
You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.
Tell it, Brother!
I’m always surprised that that many people can’t come up with that much money in a week or less.
That might be the best vanity I’ve ever read.
I remember when I first joined, 2004, they never took this long and it was common to complete them in 1-2 weeks. Looks like it’s just me and you on this thread. Apparently, 95% of FReepers don’t want to hear about this.
Thanks Scripter. You’re another really long time Freeper.
It’s always been a blessing. Aren’t you the mind (and sweat) behind the origin of the moral absolutes page?
My hubby always says....100% of the work is on the backs of 5%.
May He continue to bless FR ;)
is there ANYBODY here that can NOT afford $5.00 a month???
You are another long time FRiend, Jaz.
It’s been an honor supporting our troops with you throughout the years. Hope you had a meaningful Memorial Day.
I’ve seen comments such as, “Well, I don’t like this particular poster, so I don’t give.” Or “No, I don’t contribute, but I hope everyone else does.” (I really did see that).
I think it was wagglebee who started the moral absolutes list—I started a subscription based homosexual agenda list.
It took me way too long to become a regular contributor. It was one of those - mañana things - I will get to it later.
But, it really bothered me. I knew that I was benefitting form the site and not holding up my end of the deal. I am not giving much every month, but I am giving some.
And it feels good. Give yourself the gift of contributing to Free Republic.
Monthly Donor here using Paypal.
It makes life easy for the Donor and it can make the Freepathon’s a thing of the past if everyone got on board.
You would also give Onyx a break by signing up.
Even with a minimum of Five bucks a Month it won’t kill anybody and as the “As Seen on TV” guy used to say, “set it and forget it”.
If you decide that you need to Post one last Vanity and walk away because Laz said he wouldn’t hit something that you would, you just let Jim know and you’re off the hook.
Easy as Pie, and I don’t even Bake, I just eat.
BTW - I was never part of the 5%, but it looks like I am at FR. I would prefer to be part of the 100%.
I heard there was a Haitian refugee who was surfing and landed on Free Republic who couldn’t afford 5 bucks a month.
Him I would believe.
All others pay cash. :>)
Awesome work, my friend.
Wagglebee has disappeared into the beyond, I’m afraid, and I hav never been able to find out what happened.