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Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
April 27, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet

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.


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1 posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not allow ads?


3 posted on 04/27/2012 5:19:14 AM PDT by randita
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To: Peter from Rutland

Do you guys still have nice cubicles and free pizza and Zima, or did the Soros money get a little tight so that you have to blog out of mom’s basement or Starbucks? What does that pay?


4 posted on 04/27/2012 5:21:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: randita

That’s not up to me, I don’t own FR.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 5:22:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: randita

Good discussion about it here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2874129/posts


6 posted on 04/27/2012 5:33:32 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

This primary season was really ugly and a lot of people, old and new, left because of the piling on or were banned. I even left for a while. It’s going to take a long time to heal those wounds. Lots of people will never come back and have found new homes at other forums.

That’s a major reason why the donations are down hard. Another reason is because people have been cutting their budgets because of the slow economy and inflation.

The owner has to find a way to survive and I, for one, don’t begrudge the use of ads if that’s the only way.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 5:43:15 AM PDT by randita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A LOT of people aren’t welcomed here any more. That hurts donations significantly.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 5:54:49 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; TheOldLady; moose07; JoeProBono; onyx; trisham; DJ MacWoW; STARWISE; MEG33; ...

Donate here!


DON'T TREAD ON ME!!



9 posted on 04/27/2012 5:55:13 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive (???????)
10 posted on 04/27/2012 5:58:01 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

You don’t believe that free discussion takes place here?


11 posted on 04/27/2012 6:01:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Insulting FReepers is not exactly the best way to solicit funds.

You may want to reflect on why contributions are way off.


12 posted on 04/27/2012 6:03:32 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You don’t believe that free discussion takes place here?

I guess that depends on your definition of free

13 posted on 04/27/2012 6:05:29 AM PDT by fml
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 04/27/2012 6:05:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I believe that there used to be a model of free discussion here. But, the number of zots over opinion as opposed to violation of posting rules gives credence to those who say that this model has ceased to exist.

You know that I speak my mind. What you don't know is that I have received well over a dozen messages in the past two years from freepers who said that they were afraid to post similar opinions for fear of being zotted.

That's the fact of it...many long-time freepers do not feel "free" to discuss. I believe that the pendulum will swing back but in the mean-time FR will lose good people.

15 posted on 04/27/2012 6:12:52 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive

Dittos to that!

Bump!

16 posted on 04/27/2012 6:17:32 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Oh, the irony)
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To: Second Amendment First
Jim Robinson himself recognizes that his stance on Romney may be hurting fund raising. It is choice, but the consequences might force consideration of alternative fund raising models such as those discussed in his thread linked above.
17 posted on 04/27/2012 6:18:42 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: wtc911

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/blogger-could-be-thrown-in-jail-for-writing-about-his-diet/

If FR survives the next four years of Obama, I will be pleasantly surprised.


18 posted on 04/27/2012 6:19:07 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Try harder next time, perhaps threaten my life.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 6:20:22 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; shibumi

Maybe the bloggers could be hit up for a donation. :-)


20 posted on 04/27/2012 6:21:55 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: netmilsmom

Scary.


21 posted on 04/27/2012 6:25:00 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

PLEASE DONATE TODAY


22 posted on 04/27/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

You think wtc911 is a troll?

You’re pathetic.


23 posted on 04/27/2012 6:31:17 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: All

I have not been able to find any place else that gives such a strong combination of conservative philosophy, activism, news and discussion.

The members of this website are a force majeure responsible for a huge inpact on political communication at the grassroots level. We engage in intelligent debate, we analyze the news, we spread the word, and we organize against the gutless anti-American ignorance that is liberalism. We are one of the main engines of political discussion and activism in this country.

OUR DONATIONS MAKE THIS INSTITUTION RUN. It is so easy to make an automatic monthly donation; I donate $10/month via electronic debit. I believe in the goals and the purpose of this website and more importantly in the philosophy behind it. I use its services, I have benefitted intellectually from its content, and I therefore believe that I have a responsibility to help keep it running.

If you don’t believe that we are quite literally engaged in a fight for the life of our country, you should probably just click on the next News/Activism link while you still can. If you believe that Free Republic is an important bulwark against the American socialist movement and against those who are actively trying to bring America to her knees, then it’s time to set up a small monthly donation.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You don’t believe that free discussion takes place here?”

You’re kidding, right? Ask all the people who have been run off over a simple difference of opinion if free discussion takes place here.


25 posted on 04/27/2012 6:38:07 AM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: Second Amendment First

You seem to have somewhat limited insight into imagery

That’s okay there’s still time


26 posted on 04/27/2012 6:39:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Thank you for making my point.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 6:41:00 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

Aren’t we the little martyr? And your “house negro” comment sure doesn’t hurt those enemies of FreeRepublic who constantly attempt to paint us all as hood wearing Klansmen or skinhead neo-Nazis. Just what a troll would do.


28 posted on 04/27/2012 6:41:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Second Amendment First

His post just made my point for me.


29 posted on 04/27/2012 6:42:23 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

How can I ask them anything if they’re not here anymore? Are you going to give me their phone numbers or a Mapquest to their house?


30 posted on 04/27/2012 6:43:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: randita
This primary season was really ugly and a lot of people, old and new, left because of the piling on or were banned.

I didn't mind so much the bulk of the primary season, although the Mormon FReepers and the Mitt supporters could certainly be expected to feel differently.

It has been these last few weeks that have been disappointing to me.

It’s going to take a long time to heal those wounds.

Step 1: Stop inflicting wounds.
Step 2: Heal wounds.

31 posted on 04/27/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh yes, I am such a naughty person. Tell me again how much Romney is like Obama. Moonbat is not a term reserved for the left anymore.

Bring it. Come on, insult and threaten me. You know you want to. Just like a liberal would with anyone that disagrees with them.


32 posted on 04/27/2012 6:48:26 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Second Amendment First

Did you misunderstand my post? I am not Jim Robinson. I do not own FreeRepublic. You saw nothing wrong with that “house negro” bullshit, but my post was insulting?
If you need new glasses, my wife sells them.


33 posted on 04/27/2012 6:48:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes
Ask all the people who have been run off over a simple difference of opinion

Bless your heart. It's not a simple difference of opinion.

1. A Conservative bastion cannot support a socialist.

2. Conservatives are fighting Republican liberals for control. Surrendering is just that, surrender. Why would they ever believe conservatives "line in the sand" if we cave to them again?

3. Principles matter.

34 posted on 04/27/2012 6:50:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Peter from Rutland

The originator of this post is doing a fine job of “putting this FReepathon to bed”.

I wonder if he is actually an anti-freeper looking to put the final nail in FR as we have known it.


35 posted on 04/27/2012 6:52:03 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: wtc911; JoeProBono

Do I really need to post information again? I still have it.


36 posted on 04/27/2012 6:52:03 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Peter from Rutland

I am a 6ft, 360lbs Army and security veteran. I don’t really think I need to threaten anyone. Why are you trying to bait me? Did my talk of trolling for Obama perhaps hit a little too close to home? We know that various and sundry Axelrod dupes are assigned to FR and other conservative sites to stir the excreta. You’re sounding more and more like one of them.


37 posted on 04/27/2012 6:54:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: wtc911

You’re welcome

Didn’t realize you had a point


38 posted on 04/27/2012 6:54:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve voted Republican all my life. I voted for Gingrich in the the primary. I am a member of my towns Republican committee.

Would you like to see a transcript of my voting record?


39 posted on 04/27/2012 6:55:40 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Second Amendment First; Peter from Rutland; 2ndDivisionVet
You came on this thread and stirred the pot then accuse someone else of being an anti-freeper?

If you don't want to donate, fine. But why are you working on starting a fight?

Anti-freepers and the left want FR silenced. Why are you trying to help them?

40 posted on 04/27/2012 6:56:40 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: snowrip
"Free Republic is an important bulwark against the American socialist movement."

Many believe that Free Republic is now inadvertently acting to re-elect a Socialist President.

41 posted on 04/27/2012 6:57:01 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Again, this is about supporting the forum that you use. If you do not wish to donate, that’s fine. But why are you stirring the pot?


42 posted on 04/27/2012 7:00:51 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Peter from Rutland
"I’ve voted Republican all my life ... I am a member of my towns Republican committee."

Most of the Rockefellers, DuPonts, Fords, Bushes and that type of squish could all say the same thing. What does that prove? And there's no "record" of who you voted for in the primaries. We have this thing called a "secret ballot" here in the United States.

43 posted on 04/27/2012 7:01:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: wtc911
You are so correct. I have been a member since 2001 and have always been quite loyal. However, the insults and constant badgering that is currently allowed has soured me on the site. Believe me I am extremely conservative, but feel that it is more important to remove Obama than anything else. That is obviously no longer the objective on this site. Instead it seems to be to insult anyone who believes as I do.

Because this site is supported by we who contribute, I don't understand the thinking that only some peoples ideas can be heard. Of course, if I am an Obama backer I should be insulted and banned, but that is far from the case. It will unfortunately destroy the site. I am so sad, because I have always loved this site. i just don't come here any more because of the insults.

44 posted on 04/27/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I do not wish to silence anyone; those being banned are the ones silenced for expressing their opinions. For that they are reviled and banished.

A decade ago this used to be a real free discussion site where posters could disagree without the simplistic name calling. It’s all just preaching to the choir now.

Jim Rob owns the site and can fund it however he wants, so FR will not be silenced.


45 posted on 04/27/2012 7:05:36 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can accuse me of being Adolf Hitler but it doesn’t make it true.

You people have gone over the line with me a number of times and I’ve had enough. I was going to shut up but I’ve decided to make a stand because there are more out here just like me, they’re just too afraid to stand up to you people.

The rest of the sane world is working to get rid of Obama, no matter what the cost is because the country you fought for cannot stand another four years of this.

Winning the Senate and the House is not enough because Obama has proven he will simply go around them. Yet it seems a vast majority here want to plant their feet in the ground and stand on some false sense of “no more RINOs, it stops here”.

Well, this isn’t the time for it. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.


46 posted on 04/27/2012 7:08:20 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The vindictiveness that comes out on almost every thread is far from open and free discussion. This is a major part of the donation problem, as I see it.


47 posted on 04/27/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
"But why are you stirring the pot?"

I don't believe that telling the truth is "stirring the pot". Sometimes the truth hurts, but that's usually when it most needs to be said.

48 posted on 04/27/2012 7:13:41 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Second Amendment First
those being banned are the ones silenced for expressing their opinions.

The owner has made clear that Conservative FR will not support a socialist. Those banned for various reasons know the rules. They made a choice.

A decade ago this used to be a real free discussion site

Then you haven't been paying attention. For the whole life of FR there have been "lines in the sand" and there has been those who chose to cross them.

49 posted on 04/27/2012 7:17:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: JoeProBono; wtc911

Its funny. WTC posits that good discussion could be down due to the antagonistic posters threatening to zot everyone who doesnt fall in line and you call him a troll. Wonder where the intelligent discussion went? It left when people started using pictures and insults as debating tools.


50 posted on 04/27/2012 7:17:17 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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