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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2842292/posts ^ | 2/4/12 | BTLD

Posted on 02/04/2012 6:36:26 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

As many of you know, and as many of you don't know, this Freepathon is to raise money for the current quarter, not one down the road. We need to get this one over with and now.

November brings the most important election in our lifetime. FR must be up and running and healthy if we are going to make a difference.

If you have donated in the past, please donate again. If you give something every quarter, try to give something every month. If you are a monthly donor, give dollar-a-day a shot, if you can.

John needs some new equipment to stay on the air and we all understand that. Equipment gets old and wears out, just like you and me ;-)

Please help FR in any way you can.

We need to be here in November for reasons that should be obvious to all.

I'll shut up now, I've said my piece.

God Bless,

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Every buck makes a difference.
1 posted on 02/04/2012 6:36:38 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Anybody know how many active FReepers there are?


2 posted on 02/04/2012 6:44:40 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

3 posted on 02/04/2012 6:45:30 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: All
Copied From FReeper: Lady Jag

Click To Donate To FR!
Click The Pic

4 posted on 02/04/2012 6:45:30 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Link this thread tomorrow on the TV talk show thread. It won’t hurt.


5 posted on 02/04/2012 6:46:34 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: ez
I don't think there's anyone left to donate. They've all been Zotted.
6 posted on 02/04/2012 6:46:44 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

Seems to me if every active FReeper would donate just $5 a month...the cost of ONE pay-per-view movie, we wouldn’t need FReepathons.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 6:49:21 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hey, I recognize a bargain when I see one.
Gimme that $29 month while it last!
I’m in…
Pony up Freepers.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 6:56:16 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: bksanders

“I’m in…
Pony up Freepers.”

Thank you!


9 posted on 02/04/2012 6:59:47 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

When I saw the title of this thread, my first thought was that this was coming from the Romney campaign...


10 posted on 02/04/2012 6:59:47 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 96 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: SamAdams76

Made you look, made you look...

;-)


11 posted on 02/04/2012 7:02:32 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever)
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To: ez

I agree. Just $5 a month from 4000 members would end this. Really wish people would understand. Terrible to have this go on every 3 months.


12 posted on 02/04/2012 7:04:00 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This need to be in breaking news, or at least the sidebar.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 7:15:04 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I would be happy to donate, but for some strange reason
the FR credit card people will not take a card that has no physical address.
I never had it rejected by anyone else, and last used it to
pay for Carbonite online backup, and it has always worked in ATM machines in Europe and Asia, and online purchase of plane tickets.

That card has now expired and I am waiting for a new
Philippine card that I will pick up this week.
I will then try again


14 posted on 02/04/2012 7:16:32 PM PST by AlexW
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To: umgud

It’s in the sidebar...scroll down.

;-)


15 posted on 02/04/2012 7:17:31 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever)
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To: ladyvet

Great minds think alike, ladyvet.


16 posted on 02/04/2012 7:18:08 PM PST by Former War Criminal (...and proud Hobbit.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Just give me a week and I’ll donate. Things are tight, but the site is worth it.


17 posted on 02/04/2012 7:20:29 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I just keep ponying up. Ten dollars a month since 2004. Painless and on automatic, and well worth the investment. Guilt, guilt to those that come on to the best news source on the planet for free. Feed the hamsters please!


18 posted on 02/04/2012 7:21:24 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: I_be_tc

Need 5 a month from 6266 FReepers.


19 posted on 02/04/2012 7:23:53 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ladyvet

There’s been a “my way or the highway” mindset around here for a while now. Quite a few have chosen the “highway”, taking their support with them.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 7:27:22 PM PST by randita
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To: ez

I raised my monthly another $5 and sent extra donation also. some of us are going above and beyond. It’s not like $5 a month would be a real burden on most of us. If you can afford a computer you can afford to help support FR and keep it running and updated.


21 posted on 02/04/2012 7:32:14 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Thorliveshere

Thanks Thor...you are the best!


22 posted on 02/04/2012 7:33:15 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever)
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To: ez

I think the regular monthlies already do around $30k per quarter, we just need around 4000 more to give around $.18/day. EIGHTEEN CENTS per day. That is what I was thinking. Many already give, just need this added group.


23 posted on 02/04/2012 7:34:38 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: ez

The CC company takes out their share so FR doesn’t get the whole $5.


24 posted on 02/04/2012 7:36:13 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: ez
Need 5 a month from 6266 FReepers.

Or ten a month from 3133 Freeps which is what I do. That's less than a Mickey D's meal for three people. Or a subscription to one of the left-wing rag newspapers.

Heck, I'd pay that just to not see my nutty in-laws once a month if that was possible. To be able to come to FR after being exposed to their nonsense is sooooo refreshing.

25 posted on 02/04/2012 7:37:25 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: All

Just look at the FReepathon Thread it is right above the big red 43% bar!
All FReepers will enjoy the camaraderie of fellow FReepers who are on duty all day, all night accepting questions, donations and it is a lot of fun.
Would you all please take a look and consider not being a free loader.
We all need FReeRepublic for a place to go and read the conservative side of what is happening.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 7:51:16 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: randita
There’s been a “my way or the highway” mindset around here for a while now. Quite a few have chosen the “highway”, taking their support with them.

And, it seems, many old time FReepers, too.

27 posted on 02/04/2012 7:57:12 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I donated/mailed my M.O 2 weeks ago and I didn;t even get an acknowledgement from FR.

I also e-mailed FR that only make it a 5 buck subscription for the year for everyone and believe me, this Freepathon thingy will be a thing of the past.


28 posted on 02/04/2012 8:15:24 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: max americana

Thank you for your donation. It takes a while for Jim to confirm the donation. FReeRepubic is only one person——plus all of us.


29 posted on 02/04/2012 8:22:52 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Bump to the top. I'll be donating later this weekend.

Something to keep in mind here is that the Freepathon target this quarter is $94,000. I don't think I've ever seen it this high, and this is one big reason why these Freepathons take longer and longer to reach the end.

Growth in "paying visitors" is the only way to move this along, folks!

30 posted on 02/04/2012 8:27:18 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: AlexW

You could use PayPal quite easily. It’s one option.


31 posted on 02/04/2012 8:58:00 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ladyvet

Once you slaughter the Kulaks, they don’t produce grain for you anymore.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 8:59:59 PM PST by Easy8
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To: Prokopton

Nothing like a good purge or two to help keep donations down.


33 posted on 02/04/2012 9:03:29 PM PST by gusty
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To: leapfrog0202

“You could use PayPal quite easily. It’s one option.”
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I use to be a PayPal merchant, but my PayPal expired after I left the USA for the last time in 2004.


34 posted on 02/04/2012 9:03:42 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW; Admin Moderator; ButThreeLeftsDo; Jim Robinson

You don’t have to be a merchant. You can pay with your cc through Pay Pal. I’ve paid for things online using Pay Pal with no problem.

I purchased something from a place that only took PayPal - otherwise I’d have used the cc.

Mod - could we possibly get this stuck somewhere so it gets seen please? Thanks.


35 posted on 02/04/2012 9:06:57 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Prokopton

And now there seems to be a “Ostrich head in the sand” approach to the problem the censorship created. I suppose I should quit coming here since I don’t contribute anymore, but it is a great place to get the latest “true” news... as long as it isn’t about Mitt Romney...pretty sad IMO.

Maybe after the election I will start up my support again, unless the ban is still on.


36 posted on 02/04/2012 10:36:21 PM PST by omegabea
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To: Prokopton

And now there seems to be a “Ostrich head in the sand” approach to the problem the censorship created. I suppose I should quit coming here since I don’t contribute anymore, but it is a great place to get the latest “true” news... as long as it isn’t about Mitt Romney...pretty sad IMO.

Maybe after the election I will start up my support again, unless the ban is still on.


37 posted on 02/04/2012 10:37:29 PM PST by omegabea
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To: Prokopton

And now there seems to be a “Ostrich head in the sand” approach to the problem the censorship created. I suppose I should quit coming here since I don’t contribute anymore, but it is a great place to get the latest “true” news as long as it isn’t about Mitt Romney...too sad IMO.

Maybe I will start up my support again after the election, unless the ban is still on.


38 posted on 02/04/2012 10:39:57 PM PST by omegabea
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I would have to see a pretty good explanation for why it takes $376.000 a year to run a server before donating. Is there a “this is how your money is spent”-page somewhere? Should be.


39 posted on 02/04/2012 11:03:27 PM PST by Wyoming Cowboy
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I love Free Republic and have donated several times in the past....but any dissenting opinion from JR or anything less than being a rabid Newt supporter gets you zotted is probably not great for fund raising


40 posted on 02/05/2012 3:35:50 AM PST by rman04554
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I love Free Republic and have donated several times in the past....but any dissenting opinion from JR or anything less than being a rabid Newt supporter gets you zotted... probably not a great strategy for getting donations


41 posted on 02/05/2012 3:37:25 AM PST by rman04554
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FREEREPUBLIC
YOUR HOME ON THE WEB


The Place for Conservatives
PLEASE DONATE TODAY

CLICK

42 posted on 02/05/2012 4:51:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Wyoming Cowboy

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

This breakdown is a link off the FR Home page.


43 posted on 02/05/2012 5:23:16 AM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Wyoming Cowboy
I would have to see a pretty good explanation for why it takes $376.000 a year to run a server before donating. Is there a “this is how your money is spent”-page somewhere? Should be.

I’ve seen a “budget” posted a few times that I think hasn’t been updated in years, but never an actual accounting of how the donations are actually spent. FR is not a “charity” so I guess they really don’t have to account for it, but I agree with you, I’m not going to “donate” to any organization that doesn’t give its donators a yearly full and accurate accounting of where and how the money is spent.

My nephew BTW recently bought a very nice powerful commercial, e-commerce grade, used but relatively recent server from e-bay for only a couple hundred bucks. There seems to be a lot of overhead in this operation and I don’t think it’s too much for donors and potential donors to ask for some accounting.

44 posted on 02/05/2012 5:23:34 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

Why buy a cow when you can get milk for free paid for by others?

Excuses excuses.......


45 posted on 02/05/2012 5:30:28 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Wyoming Cowboy
Info below is from a link at the Free Republic home page.

Free Republic Monthly Budget. Once we get our monthly donations to the point where they will cover all of our expenses, we will not need to have fundraisers.

Est. Recurring Monthly Contributions $11,708

Monthly Expenses Bandwidth and Colocation $2,430
System Administation and Programming 7,000
Administrative and Taxes 13,500
Legal and Accounting 1,000
Bank Fees, Credit Card Fees, Processing Fees 900
Equip, Maintenance and Repairs 600
Office Expenses, Rents, Insurance, Telephone, ISP, Supplies, Misc. 2,500
Travel Expenses 1,200
29,130
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Est. Monthly Shortfall ($17,422)

46 posted on 02/05/2012 5:36:12 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Wyoming Cowboy
I would have to see a pretty good explanation for why it takes $376.000 a year to run a server before donating. Is there a “this is how your money is spent”-page somewhere? Should be.

There are salaries for several people. That eats up money quick. This thing takes more than a few people to run smoothly.

47 posted on 02/05/2012 5:41:08 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: randita

There’s been a “my way or the highway” mindset around here for a while now. Quite a few have chosen the “highway”, taking their support with them.


I was moved to toss in $100 just because Jim, who really supports Gingrich, was so very nice and tolerant of my pro Santorum posts. This is my favorite website. I feel terrible when it’s down. Go ahead, give something.


48 posted on 02/05/2012 5:54:14 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: deoetdoctrinae; Wyoming Cowboy
I would have to see a pretty good explanation for why it takes $376,000

24/7 moderating would eat up a lot of that in a for-profit.

If the Robinsons are charging $7 G per month for sysadmin they are getting only a fraction of what they would get if FR was a for-profit with advertising.

And foregoing it would still not cover the shortfall.

49 posted on 02/05/2012 6:02:54 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Yaelle

I have seen very little of the niceness and tolerance you cite during the past month.

The tone has reminded me of a pack of hyenas viciously turning on anyone who speaks truth, however unflattering, of the candidate de jour.

Attacks on the truth and calls for censorship from any side of the political spectrum are not healthy.

I do give, but I’m not giving one dime more until I see the tone change around here.

Many have decided not to wait for the tone to change. They’re gone and they’ve taken their support with them. Why should they put up with the abuse?

I hope some lessons will be learned through this.


50 posted on 02/05/2012 6:55:17 AM PST by randita
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