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Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $85,048
100%
Woo hoo!! OVER THE TOP!! Congratulations everyone!! Thank you all very much!


Which would you rather be a thing of the past, Free Republic or the FReepathon?
my heart | 04/28/13 | me

Posted on 04/28/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae

FRiends, we are now in the 28th day of the 2nd quarter
FReepathon. With slightly over $26000 in donations,
the daily average is approximately $933.

It doesn't take a genius to tell that at this rate, on the 90th day
of the FReepathon, we would still be short of the quarterly goal.
That, my FRiends, is a damn shame!

The number of steadfast dependable contributors is
far too small when compared to the number of people
who regularly avail themselves of the fountain of information
that is Free Republic.

Times are hard. I get it, really. Income's not rising,
but groceries, gas, medicine and more surely are. Still, when
I examine the "bang for the buck" of a number of expenses,
Free Republic ranks toward the top of the list.

I'm scraping together another donation now. Won't you
take a moment, look under the sofa cushions,
and in your hearts, and give some financial support to
this forum that means so very much to us all?

God bless you, and God bless America, still the land of the free
and the home of the brave!



TOPICS: Free Republic; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: freepathon; vanity
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As Jim has said numerous times, we are 100% user funded. If we don't support Free Republic, it can't survive.

All donations, large or small, help keep Free Republic at the forefront of the battle for liberty. Please join the fight today. Become a monthly donor, and help stamp out FReepathons in our lifetime.

1 posted on 04/28/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
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To: onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; RedMDer; Lady Jag; DJ MacWoW; The Cajun; vox_freedom; musicman; ...
If an OFIG (old fixed income geezer) like me can scrape together a few extra bucks for Free Republic, anybody can.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 2:10:08 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

MONTHLY DONORS ROCK!

3 posted on 04/28/2013 2:10:30 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

I sent a 20.00 donation two days ago. Did you get it? I put it on my Visa card.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 2:10:55 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa; Jim Robinson

I’m pinging Jim, to get back to you with this info. If it did come through, please accept our heartfelt belated THANKS for your generous support!


5 posted on 04/28/2013 2:14:06 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Is Islam a choice?


6 posted on 04/28/2013 2:15:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Baynative
Monthly donors and Free Republic go
together like Homer and Marge!


7 posted on 04/28/2013 2:17:30 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Paladin2; FReepers
Fairy Dust Doesn't Work
Send Money!


Click The Pic To Donate

Support FR, Donate Monthly If You Can

8 posted on 04/28/2013 2:18:31 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Paladin2
Heh, I'm just taking things one at a time. ☺
9 posted on 04/28/2013 2:20:32 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae; jimrob

Jim has said that more than numerous times, and ignores any other useful advice.

This site should have made him a millionaire, and none of us here would have felt anything wrong about that. (We LIKE capitalism here)

No one would have objected to some advertising. Drudge report does it in a very unobtrusive way.

But to go contstantly begging for money is not a working model.

I would GLAD pay for ‘membership’ if I was forced to, and there should be some recognition that you are a contributor. Maybe a gold, silver or bronze star next to your name indication your level of sponsorship.

And nothing has changed for a decade. Why does hardware crash so much when he has over a $300,000 a year budget? I could run this site on one-forth of that.

And there is still no ‘like’ button. We can preach to each other all day long, but there is no way to share the nuggets we find of good stuff with the rest of the world. That would not only be EASY these days, but it would generate new traffic to the site and possible more income.

TAKE AN ADVERTSIEMENT OR TWO, it won’t kill you, Jim.

Salon.com and other idiot libtard sites have millions of dollars of funding. why don’t you? after 20 years this site should be way more important and more well known then those.

The only thing I would NOT like was if he cashed in his chips and sold it- THEN I would not trust the content anymore.

Why no contact The Blaze and try to set up a partnership or something? Show us you learned a thing or two about business here.


10 posted on 04/28/2013 2:20:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: jmacusa

I remember seeing your screen name recently. Hold on and I’ll check. Thanks!


11 posted on 04/28/2013 2:21:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mr. K

tagged


12 posted on 04/28/2013 2:23:18 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Mr. K; Jim Robinson
I could run this site on one-forth of that.

Please feel free to proceed with that plan at any time. We will be watching for your site. Thanks.

13 posted on 04/28/2013 2:23:28 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Mr. K

$300,000? How much does it cost to run a website???


14 posted on 04/28/2013 2:24:25 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Should I write my check to “Free Republic, LLC”?
Or “Free Republic”?
Or...?

Thanks.


15 posted on 04/28/2013 2:25:34 PM PDT by pfony1
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Should I write my check to “Free Republic, LLC”?
Or “Free Republic”?
Or...?

Thanks.


16 posted on 04/28/2013 2:27:09 PM PDT by pfony1
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To: pfony1
You can make it out to Free Republic, and the mailing address is as follows.

Free Republic - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794

Thanks very much for your help!

17 posted on 04/28/2013 2:29:28 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: jmacusa; deoetdoctrinae

Yes, it came through fine on 04/26/2013 8:25:09 PM PDT. You should have received an automatic acknowledgement to your registered email address.

But it was posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3012783/posts?page=314#314

Thank you very much, jmacusa!!


18 posted on 04/28/2013 2:29:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mr. K; Jim Robinson
The Boss has said repeatedly that FR is beholden to no one. We owe no one ANYTHING and no one OWNS us OR our content.

Free Republic is unique. It is not Drudge. It is not Facebook. It IS FR!

No Way!

19 posted on 04/28/2013 2:30:09 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
BTTT!

20 posted on 04/28/2013 2:36:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: DJ MacWoW

             



Seriously,  NO !

21 posted on 04/28/2013 2:36:21 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Mr. K

No thanks on the advertising, I have enough problems and enough people trying to control our content and what we may or may not post as it is. But if you seriously think you can run a site like FR for less, please have at it. Others have claimed the same thing and some have tried, but haven’t seen a whole lot of success yet. At least not with the undercapitalized attempts. Huffington made a go of it after raising millions.


22 posted on 04/28/2013 2:36:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: tomkat

Absolutely agree. :-)


23 posted on 04/28/2013 2:37:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Mr. K
after 20 years this site should be way more important and more well known then those


It already is.

24 posted on 04/28/2013 2:39:05 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Thank you so much, sweetest deo. Your message is spot on.

It takes ALL of us, contributing what we can, to keep FR up and running strong.

It’s a crying shame that our FReepathons take up to 2 months to complete.


25 posted on 04/28/2013 2:39:11 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Mr. K

A ‘share’ button would be great for threads and posts. There are so many gems of conservative articulation on this site but they are often buried in long threads. The low info voters don’t have the attention span to find them. The time is long overdue for a conservative cultural offensive, and using all means of technology needs to be part of it.


26 posted on 04/28/2013 2:39:51 PM PDT by muddytadpole
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To: muddytadpole

Make FR a Facebook clone? ?? NAH!


27 posted on 04/28/2013 2:44:09 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends



Please Support PRO-LIFE Free Republic Today!

28 posted on 04/28/2013 2:46:25 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
YIKES!



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FAIR WARNING!

DON'T LET THIS BE YOU!

Do Your Part to Keep The Lights On!

Help FR get THIS FReepathon Completed ASAP!


29 posted on 04/28/2013 2:47:55 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
It takes ALL of us, contributing what we can, to keep FR up and running strong.

Yep, and if we can get closer to that "ALL" part, we can forever leave the FReepathons in our rearview mirror! Woo-Hoo.

30 posted on 04/28/2013 2:53:16 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
All contributions are for the Current Quarter's Expenses.




We now have 50 pre-paid @ $10.00 each for New Monthly Donors!

31 posted on 04/28/2013 3:00:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; All

Your Monthly And/Or Quarterly
Donation To FR Is The Fuel
That Keeps It Running!!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


32 posted on 04/28/2013 3:02:43 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

33 posted on 04/28/2013 3:05:26 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: musicman

Woo Hoo! Hiya musicman. That left rear tire looks a little low.


34 posted on 04/28/2013 3:06:25 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Has there ever been a yearly budget breakdown ever shown as to how the $340,000 per year is used? That’s saying almost $1000 a day is needed to run FR. Maybe if people had a basic idea of what is actually going towards what, it might at least give them some reasons for donating. Otherwise it’s just a large nebulous number and it has people asking the very questions people would naturally ask - how/why does it cost so much to run this place? Give them a basic but detailed enough answer, and it may be enough to convert questioners into donors.


35 posted on 04/28/2013 3:16:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Thanks for the question. When you click on one of the donation links, on the next screen, over on the left is a group of headings, one of which is “budget”. Click on it, and this will give some info about where the money goes to keep this GEM of a forum going.


36 posted on 04/28/2013 3:20:37 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jeez I hope it got to you! If it’s floating out there in cyberspace somewhere the missus will have my head!


37 posted on 04/28/2013 3:24:23 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Whew! Well now that my hearts beatin’ again, you’re welcome Jim.


38 posted on 04/28/2013 3:25:29 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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


39 posted on 04/28/2013 3:26:43 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: deoetdoctrinae

40 posted on 04/28/2013 3:28:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: onyx

41 posted on 04/28/2013 3:29:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

GOOD TO SEE YOU!


42 posted on 04/28/2013 3:34:15 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; deoetdoctrinae

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FReeper PATRIOT DONORS!!!

JIM JUST POSTED MORE OF YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!

Thank you very much, dearest onyx!!

Thank YOU, Dearest Jim!!!



Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

$20.00 from Virginia
$10.00 from Pennsylvania
$25.00 from Massachusetts
$10.00 monthly from Pennsylvania
$50.00 from Indiana
$10.00 from Arkansas
$25.00 from Texas
$10.00 from Minnesota
$100.00 from Never Never Land
$100.00 from Never Never Land
$100.00 from Georgia
$50.00 from Never Never Land
$50.00 from Washington
$100.00 from New Hampshire

Thank you all very much!!

FReepers are the very best!!

Woo hoo!! The first 31% is in!!

FReepers ROCK!!





THANK YOU SO MUCH, AGAIN EVERYONE!!!

WOO-HOO! One MORE New Monthly Donor!!!

God Bless and Keep You All


LET'S GO, FREEPERS!!!!

FReepathon Underway - FR Needs Everyone to Pitch-in!!!


43 posted on 04/28/2013 3:37:54 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends; deoetdoctrinae

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FReeper PATRIOT DONORS!!!

JIM JUST POSTED MORE OF YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!

Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

$100.00 from Washington
$50.00 from Texas
$20.00 from Florida
$30.00 from Hawaii
$50.00 from New Jersey

Thank you all very much!!

FReepers ROCK!!





THANK YOU SO MUCH, AGAIN EVERYONE!!!

God Bless and Keep You All


LET'S GO, FREEPERS!!!!

FReepathon Underway - FR Needs Everyone to Pitch-in!!!


44 posted on 04/28/2013 3:39:19 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: muddytadpole

Anyone that can’t figure out how FR works probably shouldn’t be encouraged to vote.


45 posted on 04/28/2013 3:41:32 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: onyx

Same here!! (Anybody need a break??? I’ll cover if needed.)


46 posted on 04/28/2013 3:45:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: FReepers
The Roots Of Arabs And Islam.....

11 The angel of the Lord also said to her:
“You are now pregnant
and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,
for the Lord has heard of your misery.
12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward all his brothers
.” Genesis 16:11-12


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47 posted on 04/28/2013 3:46:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: FReepers
At Least You Can Count On FR

The Best Conservative Site On The Web


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48 posted on 04/28/2013 3:57:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Paladin2

???


49 posted on 04/28/2013 4:04:34 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: onyx; FRiends
Once again, FReepers are coming through in the clutch.



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50 posted on 04/28/2013 4:06:48 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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