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1 posted on 12/31/2003 12:12:29 PM PST by visagoth
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It was posted a few days ago and apparently pulled.
2 posted on 12/31/2003 12:14:41 PM PST by Quilla
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FreeRepublic must be extremely effective to elicit this response. One would expect the attacks to grow as we get nearer to election time.
4 posted on 12/31/2003 12:16:12 PM PST by Nachum
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This thread has been pulled.
Pulled on 12/30/2003 12:42:41 PM EST by Admin Moderator, reason:

Promoting left wing site

Okay

5 posted on 12/31/2003 12:16:51 PM PST by Rebelbase (If I stay on topic for more than 2 posts something is wrong. Alert the authorities.)
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:::yawn:::
6 posted on 12/31/2003 12:16:55 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back ...)
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Free Republic is privately owned and funded. We exercise our right to control the use and content of our website. We also exersize our right to freedom of association. Liberal trolls and their posts are usually removed. We do not want to waste our time or resources on their nonsense. Free Republic is not a liberal debating society.
8 posted on 12/31/2003 12:21:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson (All your ZOT are belong to us.)
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Nobody said that Saddam's capture will stop ALL Al Qaeda attacks on the US. But no objective reasonable person can say that his arrest hasn't made Americans safer. Apart from logic, events that occurred afterwards prove my point: Many terrorists were arrested thanks to information found on Saddam, and a lot of Iraqis have come forward since his capture to help with the capture of other terrorists, specifically because they were now less afraid to do so. They at least knew that it's now official: Saddam mathematically can no longer be expected to come back to power.
13 posted on 12/31/2003 12:27:14 PM PST by winner3000
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This is a gathering place for conservatives only. We do not want to debate liberals on this forum. We can find liberal viewpoints throughout the media and on sites such as BartCop and DU. Let us have our liberal-free zone. OK, buddy?
14 posted on 12/31/2003 12:27:20 PM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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FreeRepublic free? No way! I've heard it on pretty good authority that this place rakes in the money? Here is a spyshot of Jim Robinson and a special van he bought with all the money he has made here! And just look at the house Robinson bought!

Oh, this thread has nothing to do with this? Nevermind:)

20 posted on 12/31/2003 12:33:02 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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Within minutes, the post was removed by a moderator. In addition, after this third reply, my ability to post comments on the site was revoked.
 
I know just how he feels.  I was recently banned from the CBS Sportsline site for calling another poster an "AIDS Monkey".
 

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

22 posted on 12/31/2003 12:34:28 PM PST by South Hawthorne ("Fire can be our servant, whether it's toasting S'mores or raining down on Charlie" –Ppl Skinner)
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In addition to a right to free speech, there are other rights, such as the right of like minded people to associate.

We defend the right of all, including leftists, to free speech. But that doesn't mean we have to, or choose to, welcome such speech here.

26 posted on 12/31/2003 12:38:24 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (Mooo !!!!)
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How Free is Free Republic?

I don't know. How much are you paying for access ?

33 posted on 12/31/2003 12:42:33 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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but with an explicitly conservative bias

So, like what is your point dude?

36 posted on 12/31/2003 12:47:18 PM PST by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
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So obviously, the Free Republic is not free ...

Yes it is. It's free from trolls.

37 posted on 12/31/2003 12:47:42 PM PST by kennedy
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Thank goodness there is some control over posts, otherwise it would be impossible to maintain any kind of theme here. This board would become valueless if the usual liberal bullyboys could take over here and set the agenda with their vicious attacks and ideological nonsense. The liberals know their business, and it is suppressing conservative voices wherever they can. That they begrudge a place like this - one of the very few of its kind - just shows their own lack of tolerance for ideas that conflict with their own.

As for where to argue conservatives, go to yahoo, fella. Anyone can post there. If we don't go there, it is because liberals' ideas of "debate" contaminate it and make it worthless.
49 posted on 12/31/2003 1:02:59 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
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Free Republic is an honest and free site.

As anyone can search and find I disagree with all of W's domestic fiscal policies.

I am rarely attacked personally for my views and my posts are responded to honestly and with some good debate.

It’s a great site that is open to honest debate.

Its does not however put up with nonsense and disruption.

If one signs up at DU for instance, you cannot post until you have some time and any and all dissenting opinions are pulled.
53 posted on 12/31/2003 1:05:39 PM PST by Kay Soze (I am so old that I can recall when the GOP was a conservative political party!)
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"but with an explicitly conservative bias."
No! He doesn't say!
And this little gem:
[I responded to this poster with the comment "Individual liberty? Didn't the constitution as written specifically allow for the continuation of slavery as an American institution"?]

Interesting fishing expedition he was on.
If anyone had -God forbid- agreed with him, he'd have been saying that conservatives were racist rather than whining about his stupid remark being pulled.
His trolldom and provocation was bad enough, but to claim that FreeRepublic isn't free is idiotic.
Guess his reading comprehension of the opening page is about zero.
Besides, his slavery comment goes counter to this little reminder below the posting button:
"Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts."

What did he expect would happen?
We'd all hold hands with him and sing Kumbaya?
*LOL!*
What a whining dweeb he is.
Must've had his lunch money stolen one too many times when he was a young larva.
56 posted on 12/31/2003 1:09:08 PM PST by Darksheare (Democrat is between Demise and Demon in the dictionary.)
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We've had a constant stream of trolls from that site posting hit-and-run rants right out of the Socialist Workers' handbook.

That site = insignificant.

This site = a vibrant home of conservatism on the web.

So they whine and cry... what else is new?
57 posted on 12/31/2003 1:09:30 PM PST by thoughtomator ("I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid"-Qadafi)
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A good answer is, how long would a post like this survive on the democratic underground. Or better yet how long your posting privilages would last when you deviate from the democratic talking points memo?

Be a democrat who supports the war on terror and things going into Iraq was a pretty good thing strategically and see how long you'll be allowed to post.

Democrats don't care about debate and free exchange of ideas, only that you stick with the party line.

You get it all here on free republic, the good the bad and the ugly. Which means I not only know all the democratic talking points about how dean was right that we're not safer today because of Sadam but I also know exactly why all those talking points are wrong because they've been so thouroughly disected and dismembered here :)

Democratic leaders allow their followers only to parrot and not disent (see the ostrisization of Zell Miller for an example -- in fact go over to the DU and make a post about how mabye Zell Miller is right and see how long the post and your account lasts) and Republicans tend to encourage coherent thought, at least in my experience. This is one of the great reasons why Democrats are in such a terrible bind right now.

So how free is the free republic? Not completely free, but while the democratic underground is busy calling the FR nazis (while a post like this debates the very nature of the board itself) the moderators over on the DU actually are over there busilly burning posts and thoughts and disent the moment they stray from the party line.

I think that's a pretty good answer.
58 posted on 12/31/2003 1:12:43 PM PST by pcx99
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I responded to this poster with the comment "Individual liberty? Didn't the constitution as written specifically allow for the continuation of slavery as an American institution"?

This guy is good! But not good enough. I tend to agree that the moderators were perhaps quick on the trigger, but it's their prerogative and whiners take note.
The above example is beautiful to illustrate this fellow's technique. He veils a criticism of our basic national identy as an answer, although it is irrelevant and discordant with the question. Individual liberty and slavery are mutually exclusive concepts in our current world but not in the 18th century. It has nothing to do with the original thought and redirects, or attempts to redirect the dialogue to the defensive, and is the same technique the sandmaggots use constantly, comparing present day barbarity with 13th century "Christian" excesses. A mind boggling leap of ignorance, but perfectly fitting a highly tuned sophistry.
The good news is that it depends entirely on ignorance, and partially on intellectual dexterity. The way to deal with "shotgun" irrationality (throwing out the same 12 "issues" into every discussion) is to simply ignore it and concentrate on one issue at a time. It's not difficult, and the legends-in-their-own-mind hate it. All the more reason to employ it.

I do hope that this clown is allowed to post again, to be humiliated as is his destiny. Some people are educated waaaaay beyond their intelligence.

63 posted on 12/31/2003 1:45:22 PM PST by Publius6961 (40% of Californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
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What makes you think that Free Republic champions free speech? Where in its charter does it say that? Remember, you're on private property here, using other peoples' resources. I'd say that gives those people the right to make the rules.

Sorry if that offends your egalitarian sensibilities.

Nah, not really.

64 posted on 12/31/2003 1:47:09 PM PST by IronJack
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