Skip to comments.Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Everyone please send whatever you are able to, whether it is $10, $100 or $1,000+. The DUmmies, Morons, Kos Kiddies and that crew are laughing up their sleeves. Jim may have to make this site members only or allow ads. Better for us to just help with what we can. Maybe you can donate as a memorial for a lost loved one, a servicemember who never made it home or was disabled defending our country. Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive and to show them that we're not knuckling under. I'm sure a well thought out or prayerful meditation will lead you to see the need and how you can help. If every registered FReeper and our lurkers would each just help out with a fin or a sawbuck, or better yet a Ben Franklin, we could put this to bed and get on with the conservative cause.
Quix, I cannot say how many FReepers. But I can say I’ve witnessed churches torn asunder over similar political disputes. Often, it seemed as if virtually no one benefited from the process or the result of the argument.
So, yes; I’ve always sensed “something else” was going on during such church disagreements, even as a young boy, but came to understand soon that the biggest battle is for a man’s soul; definitely a spiritual battle, and the most important battle a man can face.
But I’m hopeful that things are not as bad as they seem right now on Free Republic. I really think that a few have stirred the pot (Double trouble, boil and bubble) and some will leave or drift away, as always in the past. Others may rethink their positions and quit yelling and insulting each other. Some won’t do anything to help improve the situation.
Wheat and chaff, as it’s always been.
If they are asking for donations to keep it running, yes I would.
Because, then, it’s my money involved. And I’m not about to waste it.
I can’t remember who asked me to read Wolfstar’s posts so I’m just posting to all.
I remember her from the old days, but really I just remember her name. I don’t know much about her views but I thought she was a good person.
Now that I’ve read her financial diatribes, I feel forced to disavow my connection with her.
I don’t know why she would think or imply that this is a money-making operation for Jim. Obviously, it is not. I hope he draws enough for a good living as he deserves it.
He’s done more for the country than all the pop stars and atheletes who make millions. To accuse him of doing this for money is ridiculous.
My gosh, I knew there were some old dudes on the bench but that’s kind of a surprise. They are older than I am and I’m not sure I trust my own judgment.
That makes this election even more important. We simply can’t trust the Supreme Court to Obama.
We just can’t.
Had you said that on the thread I did, you would have been excoriated. Taught me to stay off ANY candidate's thread though.
Gettin' closer and closer myself.
Common sense tells one that if the point was to make money FR would be a commercial venture. It is not. Commercial investors have a say in content and FR is free of any outside interference. Jim Robinson could have sold out and been rich long ago. Instead he lets people like you insult him.
Okay, I finally have to compliment you. Ouch, it hurts.
But you have hung in here and remained respectful in your comments to everyone and stayed calm and focused.
Gotta respect that.
If you are really an old lady and you can still do a tribal dance ... gotta admire that.
But I still don’t think it’s becoming to celebrate zots, especially of long time faithful members.
It is called a "server room" because that IS the equipment.
Other than a switch, router and modem; all about 1k the servers are the equipment.
I have no problem with JR taking a salary but don't tell us the "equipment" is the reason for the cost when you don't know what the "equipment" is.
Dont disagree with you, Joe. But my point is that if the official position of this site is that neither candidate can be supported, then there is really no point in having the discussion.
Its like if we were to start a Coke Vs. Pepsi thread, but one of the ground rules was that we could praise neither Coke or Pepsi, under threat of zot. By definition, the only thing you could really have is pages of people saying “Coke Sucks” or “Pepsi Sucks”.....which once that is said, its really not doing anything constructive to just repeat that over and over. Rather than getting everyone all mad or temppting people to cross a line and get zotted, just say on this site, there is no point in having the discussion, heres the official position in favor of RC Cola, and lets move on to other things.
>> Provided my vote will be counted, recorded and published, I am voting for Sarah Louise Palin. <<
Hey, let’s face reality for a change:
Such a vote won’t be counted in any meaningful way, because when you vote in a Presidential election, you aren’t actually voting for a candidate. No, you are voting for a slate of ELECTORS who are pledged to a particular candidate.
In other words, unless Sarah Palin in fact has a slate of electors on the ballot in your state (whichever one of the 57 your state may be), there’s no way on earth you can actually vote for Sarah.
Good examples. Thanks.
Take this advice from an old friend. It is your business, run it how you wish, but this may be a thought that could help that Eaker’s comment made me think.
Maybe you have an opportunity to lay out specifically what equipment you have and need. Outlining the specifics of the technical situation will first give the ‘restless’* customers some more peace of mind. You may be missing an opportunity. You may have FReepers who own server farms and have extras sitting around that meet your need. You may have someone with spare T3 switches. You may have someone with the exact coding experience you need who can come in and perform miracles? Maybe giving up just a little control will be easier on you, transform the site, and bring your customers back.
*I’ve never seen restlessness like this from the ‘customers’ in my decade here. Not just the occasional malcontents, but established, respected folks. In my world, if trend lines change, you have to review your business model and look for either cost savings, new ways to generate revenue, or new ways to attract customers. Don’t let this become ‘just another site’. You don’t have to change your values to do that either.
Just my opinion. Take it or leave it.
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