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Posted on 02/06/2012 7:21:59 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. If 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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To: Darksheare

BTW: FR doesn’t bother me at all, I kind of like it.

However,’Yours’ and others delight in watching people get zotted is sickening.


51 posted on 02/07/2012 1:52:46 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek; Darksheare

52 posted on 02/07/2012 1:58:45 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: greyfoxx39

LOL, ouch.

At least someone with a sense of humor clicked it.
;-)


53 posted on 02/07/2012 2:00:54 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Your kid looks upset.


54 posted on 02/07/2012 2:03:25 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

“How much do YOU own, Yank?”

Lol, none!
Talk to the site owner.
If you don’t know who that is, then you need to do some learnin’ there.
Yank?
What’s that have to do with anything?
I see that you have nothing else to go on.


55 posted on 02/07/2012 2:04:28 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: wolfcreek

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843277/posts?page=45#45

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843277/posts?page=47#47

Funny, seems you’re whining about rob777 being caught trolling.

Again, if FR is so bothersome to you, there’s other places to go.
Just ask Rob.


56 posted on 02/07/2012 2:07:32 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: wolfcreek

You need to growup and quit the whining. This is an adult site owned by Jim Robinson. Deal with it.


57 posted on 02/07/2012 2:08:28 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; Darksheare; Jim Robinson

Do you have the authority to dismiss me if I choose to continue. Because I don’t know you from Adam.


58 posted on 02/07/2012 2:18:44 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek; Jim Robinson

Darksheare to wolfcreek
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843277/posts?page=45#45

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843277/posts?page=47#47

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843277/posts?page=51#51

No, but if all you want to do is whine about FR, whine that Rob777 got caught trolling, and then insult people, we can give you the suggestion that this may not be the place for you.

Now, instead of whining to us about Rob getting caught out there and insulting us, why not take up your concerns with the site owner?
It’s not hard to do.
You use the same methods that you’ve been using to whine and insult with.


59 posted on 02/07/2012 2:22:19 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

You can’t fight your own battles?


60 posted on 02/07/2012 2:25:05 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

wolfcreek to DJ MacWoW; Darksheare; Jim Robinson
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843277/posts?page=58#58

Oops, you didn’t really mean to try that attack line, did you?


61 posted on 02/07/2012 2:26:27 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: wolfcreek; Darksheare; Jim Robinson
I have avoided calling the Owner but since you have, okay.

Your buddy was playing both ends against the middle by trolling here AND posting about his trolling on an anti-FReeper site. He deserved having his account closed.

Now are you going to continue? And should someone look for you on that site as well?

62 posted on 02/07/2012 2:27:57 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: wolfcreek
Even if you're having a bad day.
Cleverness Here
You can still donate to FR.
Click here!

63 posted on 02/07/2012 2:33:58 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
He's not my buddy. Don't know him anymore than I know you.

And you never answered my question. I really like knowing who the Mods are around here so I don't mistakenly insult the wrong person.

Isn't a following people around the Net something equivalent to stalking?

64 posted on 02/07/2012 2:35:05 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

So you’re perfectly okay with rob777 trolling FR.
Got that, okay, thanks.


65 posted on 02/07/2012 2:38:08 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: wolfcreek; Jim Robinson

Free Republic has rules and standards. Trolling is a bannable offense. It is no secret. His account was closed. End of story.


66 posted on 02/07/2012 2:39:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: wolfcreek; humblegunner
And you never answered my question. I really like knowing who the Mods are around here so I don't mistakenly insult the wrong person.

I heard humblegunner was a mod. It might be why I keep getting suspended.

67 posted on 02/07/2012 2:47:00 PM PST by mnehring
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Do you accept contributions from Romney supporters?


68 posted on 02/07/2012 2:52:44 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: mnehring; wolfcreek
I heard humblegunner was a mod. It might be why I keep getting suspended.

Only sometimes.

I get all hammered up and can't remember my mod log-in.

When I'm sobered up and remember the password, I'm no longer mad enough to Zot anyone.

Probably for the best.

69 posted on 02/07/2012 2:53:44 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: mnehring

LOL! HG’s the MAN!

I better shut up while I’m still ahead, (or need to call a Lawyer)

http://www.bullyonline.org/related/stalking.htm


70 posted on 02/07/2012 2:54:10 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek; DJ MacWoW; Jim Robinson

How in the heck would DJ MacWoW know the identity of the moderators?

That’s a question for Jim Robinson, but I wouldn’t anticipate an answer.


71 posted on 02/07/2012 2:55:13 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: humblegunner

Damn if I don’t suffer the same. <);>)


72 posted on 02/07/2012 2:55:56 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: onyx

Well she’s not my wife or mother. :)


73 posted on 02/07/2012 2:58:05 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: patriot08
Yes, we Texans are awesome.

Yes we are :)

74 posted on 02/07/2012 3:04:25 PM PST by jpsb
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To: wolfcreek; onyx

Thank you God!!!


75 posted on 02/07/2012 3:06:24 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: wolfcreek

Most times I’ll grab a double-meat Whataburger with jalapenos and that sets me right.

I’ve found that there is very little that a double-meat Whataburger with jalapenos won’t cure.


76 posted on 02/07/2012 3:10:13 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: DJ MacWoW

Hey, I treat my women well. (wife, 2 duaghters and a granddaughter)

What choice do I have?


77 posted on 02/07/2012 3:12:47 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Some people do not understand system maintenance, over 80% of money spend on software is for MAINTENANCE, as tech changes the software system, FR in this instance, needs to be upgraded and features maintained in order to stay functional. BTW if I were you I would look at Lucene for searching. Searching could use some help and Lucene from Apache is very good.


78 posted on 02/07/2012 3:14:05 PM PST by jpsb
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To: wolfcreek

Well if you’re outnumbered, none. lol


79 posted on 02/07/2012 3:14:16 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: humblegunner; wolfcreek
I'm waiting for them to bring the green chile double Whataburger back. Damn that thing was good.

80 posted on 02/07/2012 3:16:58 PM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner
Ah, remembering those days of eating after 2AM.

It was Jack-in-the-Box tacos with a side of onion rings and a large chocolate shake.

Cured what ailed me.

81 posted on 02/07/2012 3:17:12 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson; DJ MacWoW; Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator; Sidebar Moderator
How in the heck would DJ MacWoW know the identity of the moderators?

Oh, pshaw. I figured that out years ago.

That’s a question for Jim Robinson, but I wouldn’t anticipate an answer.

It's totally obvious.

Those folks with the handles:

Admin Moderator
Sidebar Moderator
Lead Moderator

They are the moderators. Duh.

Although I have to say that Sidebar is one of my all time favorite top-ten moderator names.

82 posted on 02/07/2012 3:18:33 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: mnehring

That looks KILLER!


83 posted on 02/07/2012 3:18:33 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: mnehring

Wow. That is beautiful. I may cry.


84 posted on 02/07/2012 3:23:08 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: humblegunner; onyx; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator; Sidebar Moderator
You spilled the beans!!!! Now everyone will know.
85 posted on 02/07/2012 3:24:37 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: humblegunner; onyx; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator; Sidebar Moderator; ...

And you are SOOOO in trouble! Religion Moderator? Hello?!


86 posted on 02/07/2012 3:26:33 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mnehring; wolfcreek

Oh yeah, that’s some sustenance right there I’ll tell you what.


87 posted on 02/07/2012 3:27:49 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
We never did find out what happens if the mods were powered by my coffee instead of that low octane stuff they have in the breakroom.
88 posted on 02/07/2012 3:30:14 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
And you are SOOOO in trouble! Religion Moderator? Hello?!

Like the cops in a part of town where you never go...

89 posted on 02/07/2012 3:31:17 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; All
If you google Freerepublic moderators and click on images, this pops up.


90 posted on 02/07/2012 3:32:57 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL © - tomkat)
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To: Darksheare

Crikey, do we WANT to?

They’d off the whole internet and then come over to the house raising hell.

I got enough folks doing that already.


91 posted on 02/07/2012 3:33:16 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Keep an iced keg or three on hand, just in case.


92 posted on 02/07/2012 3:34:03 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: humblegunner

Until they’re needed to patrol elsewhere. Hmmm.


93 posted on 02/07/2012 3:34:34 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Shhhhhhhhhh.

Don’t OUT me!


94 posted on 02/07/2012 3:39:29 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx; I Am Not A Mod
Oh dear! The only safe one is I Am Not A Mod.

I'm going back to eating my dinner. :-)

95 posted on 02/07/2012 3:45:32 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Ragu; 230FMJ; 50mm; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; Aircop_2006; AliVeritas; Allegra; ...
Make that $7000/mo. That is a full-time salary.

Zots are still free....enjoy

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . . don't be shy.

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . . don't be shy.

96 posted on 02/07/2012 4:16:18 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Ragu; Jim Robinson
Make that $7000/mo. That is a full-time salary.

So? I don't think anyone here is deluded to not realize they are paying salaries, this is a business, not a charity. I saw a comment a long time ago I steal for these types of occasions.

For every program that needs writing, you have to pay a programmer. For every server that is maintained, you have to pay someone to maintain that server. For every legal filing, you have to pay someone to file. You don't expect people to do this out of charity?

Let's look at the big picture numbers. FR runs on about $375K per year (a bargain considering comparable sites like DU take over a million a year). From what I understand, FR has four employees (not counting all the mods, not sure if they are volunteers or not). Four employees at $375K is $93K/employee. Not exactly rich. I wouldn't do it for that. However, that number is before you pay for a single piece of hardware, software, legal fee, etc.

Sure, things may be able to be done 'cheaper', co-locating servers, getting cheap open-source software, outsourcing programming and maintenance to India (I'm sure that would go over real well), etc. With each of these things, FR would give up autonomy and lose that 'it' that makes FR, FR. These are decisions that the owners of this site have to make. The members of this site, however, every single fundraiser, have stamped their approval on how it is operated by meeting fundraising goals every quarter. Sure, sometimes it takes a little longer, sometimes it is quick, but it is always met.

This is a free market and the customers are still buying the product. If you don't like the product, you are free to not donate. Simple as that.

97 posted on 02/07/2012 4:30:04 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

98 posted on 02/07/2012 4:33:59 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Ragu; darkwing104




99 posted on 02/07/2012 4:35:49 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Ragu
Your a dope. Zot you later Ragu...or taste you next time I have spaghetti.


100 posted on 02/07/2012 4:36:14 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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