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Freeloader? Free Rider? FReeploader?
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Posted on 04/23/2009 11:32:17 AM PDT by mnehring

Noun

Singular
freeloader

Plural
freeloaders

freeloader (plural freeloaders)

  1. One who does not contribute or pay appropriately; one who gets a free ride, etc. without paying a fair share.

  2. An individual who claims money from the benefit system without claiming employment. (United Kingdom)

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TOPICS: Free Republic
KEYWORDS: donate; freeloader; freepathon; freeploader; freerepublic; freerider
Have you donated today? I know if just the members of our FreeRepublic on Facebook group donated $50 each, this FReepathon would be over.. Come on y'all.. this isn't an intellectual soup kitchen.

https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/

1 posted on 04/23/2009 11:32:17 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Actually,a ‘FreeRider’ is someone who’s childless by choice.


2 posted on 04/23/2009 11:34:06 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Militant fecundity personified.)
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To: mnehring

Sad, isn’t it?


3 posted on 04/23/2009 11:34:30 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: xcamel

Tax season, bad economy, but I’m sure most folks could even fork over a fiver.. one less trip to Starbucks..


4 posted on 04/23/2009 11:35:15 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a Freep today. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

5 posted on 04/23/2009 11:38:39 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: mnehring

One thing I learned is you don’t encourage much support by calling people free loaders. It may be true, but all you’re trying to do is guilt people into an action.

Try a carrot. Remind people how resourceful, influential and important FR is to them and that it can go bye-bye if it is not fully supported by it’s fans.


6 posted on 04/23/2009 11:40:23 AM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.")
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To: mnehring

****WAILS, stamps feet****

“But I’m dead broke and unemployed! I am too ugly to go out in daylight too. I promise to TRY when I CAN....

....PLLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSEE!!!!!! please don’t HURT me!

What should I do ... sign up for food stamps? and send you the difference?

Must I thow myself onto the mercy of this starchamber?? Must I beg? “

Your humble servant,
GeronL


7 posted on 04/23/2009 11:42:29 AM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: mnehring
If I can find a few bucks out of my SS check...everyone can donate something!

I didn't find Free Republic until after I was disabled, but I still try to donate something every year.

8 posted on 04/23/2009 11:42:51 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Bob J

FR Tote Bags for $50 pledges?


9 posted on 04/23/2009 11:43:32 AM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Bob J

Good point.. just saw some numbers on how many tens of millions of visits we receive each month and hundreds of thousands of unique visitors, it seems that these things should take all but a day or two.. I understand how expensive bandwidth costs can get when you run something this massive..


10 posted on 04/23/2009 11:43:55 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: LongElegantLegs

True. And there is a huge Free Rider pinglist group here at Free Republic.

And when they show up.... All hell breaks loose.


11 posted on 04/23/2009 11:44:06 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: GeronL

Dig in the sofa for a buck or two. :->


12 posted on 04/23/2009 11:44:38 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: LongElegantLegs; Tijeras_Slim

ping


13 posted on 04/23/2009 11:45:27 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: Beagle8U
If I can find a few bucks out of my SS check...everyone can donate something!

I didn't find Free Republic until after I was disabled, but I still try to donate something every year.

Ditto. BTTT!

14 posted on 04/23/2009 11:46:50 AM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: GeronL
I always thought Jim's biggest donors should get a little trinket each year, it makes good PR and gives them a nice little souvenir as a thank you.

The only time financial supporters got a “premium item” for donating was when we gave away the personalized coffee mugs with a nice new graphic and “Damn the Liberals, Full FReep Ahead!” many years ago. I asked Jim if it was okay and he said yes but we had to compile the personal information (names, addresses, etc.) on our own.

Several other FReepers helped with the artwork, organization and fulfillment. We delivered about 500, Gene MacDonald produced them at cost and it cost me $5k.

I was hoping it was an idea that would catch on...;-].

15 posted on 04/23/2009 11:58:44 AM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.")
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To: Bob J

I still have that mug. It hangs on the wall with the other “Mugs That Shall Not be Used”
Fl


16 posted on 04/23/2009 12:01:21 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: mnehring

Didn’t mean to offend, when I was involved with the fundraising I had a few “freeploader” moments of my own. I don’t know what the numbers are now but if I remember right at the time something like only 5% of regular FR users ever contributed.

BTW - You can’t go by front page hits alone, with so many archived FR pages out there it comes up on quite a few search engine hits and those are one page and out guests.


17 posted on 04/23/2009 12:06:15 PM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.")
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To: Bob J

I think there are a few that should get a FR Cadillac like they give Mary Kay saleswomen.


18 posted on 04/23/2009 12:10:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Well, Captain, I intended to kick in a little money but I got chased out of the dang fountain. Will try again later.


19 posted on 04/23/2009 12:15:56 PM PDT by Peter Horry (Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded - John Randolph)
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I stopped my monthly recurring donation when I was vigorously attacked and denigrated here for my support of Ron Paul in the Republican primary last year, as he warned us back then about what has happened to the country today.

I may decide to resume, though. We’ll see.


20 posted on 04/23/2009 12:20:24 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Bob J
Yeah, that's gonna happen.
Big/Regular donors should be exempt from freepathons. That would be plenty incentive enough.
21 posted on 04/23/2009 12:22:44 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Bob J
When you donate do you get an acknowledgment that your donation was received? I donated through pay-pal a month ago and saw where pay-pal took the money from my account but never saw anything from FR, I assume that FR got it but shouldn't it be acknowledged so you know it was received?
22 posted on 04/23/2009 12:23:04 PM PDT by coon2000
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