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Banned from Demoncratic Underground ... for just being a Freeper
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Posted on 09/29/2001 6:39:21 PM PDT by clamper1797

Yes ...its true. I discovered today that I have been banned from DU(h) simply for the following ....

Offense #1.
Replying to a post that was complaining that given the political atmosphere since 9-11 odds are that our country will probably have a Republican House, Senate, and President after the 2002 election. I replied ... one can only hope.
Offense #2.
Posting in my profile that my profile could be viewed at www.freerepulic.com

Thank the stars we have such a bastion of freedom and free thought like DU(h)


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1 posted on 09/29/2001 6:39:21 PM PDT by clamper1797
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To: clamper1797
Well, did they declare a Jihad?

Guess I'll have to go get banned too. =)

2 posted on 09/29/2001 6:41:38 PM PDT by PokeyJoe
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To: clamper1797
Might I suggest you contact the ACLU...I believe they love cases like this.
3 posted on 09/29/2001 6:43:40 PM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: clamper1797
Well, it doesn't take a rocket scientist...
4 posted on 09/29/2001 6:46:56 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: clamper1797

Did someone say DemocRATS?

5 posted on 09/29/2001 6:47:15 PM PDT by lormand
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To: lormand
Oh gosh .... I think I recognize a couple of people in that picture ... Heartofgold is that you.
6 posted on 09/29/2001 6:48:34 PM PDT by clamper1797
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To: clamper1797
I joined DU just to post an article the other night...five minutes after posting it (it would have taken less time had I used my FReeper name--they don't want anyone to know that hispana and republicana can be used in the same sentence) anyway, five minutes later, I was banned (my password no longer worked--I guess that's banned). My husband and I did a high-five (we considered it an honor or a right of passage or something). He was SO PROUD OF ME! He rewarded me with a sweet, connubial, legal-in-50-states-and-all-the-territories, Godly,.....night!
7 posted on 09/29/2001 6:56:35 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana
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To: clamper1797
I was banned within 2 days of being there.

You won't change any minds over there, but the bottom line is that they are not even interested in any dicussion of the facts or the issues. You either toe their line or you don't belong.

It's their site and they can do what they want with it. But they are simply unprepared to confront issues in any meaningful or factual way. They're Democrats, after all. They're not interested in facts and they are fearful of confrontation, and don't know any other way but to ban people who don't agree with them. I disagree with the way they run the site, but that is their choice. I figure that if someone is respectful they should be allowed to stay, but they obviously see it differently. They are overprotective of their beliefs without the courage to confront an alternative view.

I'm not sure if Jim Rob would ban a democrat or a liberal from this site who was respectful but assertive. But I see many diverse views here, and many people disagree a lot, and are very willing to challenge each other without getting banned. I don't think the folks at DU are up for real debate, freeper style.

8 posted on 09/29/2001 6:57:20 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: clamper1797
So they booted you off, huh? I bet they're over there howling up a storm over how "unfair" Maher is being treated, about how he is being viciously stripped of his First Amendment freedoms.

Dems are nothing if not morally bankrupt and intellectually inconsistent.

9 posted on 09/29/2001 7:00:56 PM PDT by Kevin Curry
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To: clamper1797
Given the caliber of people that regularly post there, are you really surprised?

Now watch some idiot DU lurker go running back to their pukey forum and complain that us mean Freepers laughed at them and their snotty rants and fascist thought control.

I'm betting that a lot of your fellow Clampers feel much the way you do. A cyber-Poker Run, with all of you continually logging in at DU, posting, then changing screen names as needed, would be a blast. You can even offer prizes for the most creative screen names, best posts, best comebacks, shortest time before being banned, etc.

10 posted on 09/29/2001 7:01:06 PM PDT by petuniasevan
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To: clamper1797
That scum site doesn't deserve any more publicity than it's already gotten, I think they are intentionally anti-American and pro-murder just to attract attention. It's natural they resort to censorship as their positions are untenable.

Really I don't think we should mention it on FreeRepublic, they are a want to be FR but as they can't defend their Osama allegience they will just ban anyone with an intelligent or pro-American voice, therefore they will never attract an intelligent post. Let it die, don't even go back there.

11 posted on 09/29/2001 7:01:33 PM PDT by EaglesUpForever
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To: monkeyshine
I agree..their site is pathetic! There is no evidence of intelligence over there..just whining, complaining and absolutely no humor or wit at all.

Of course, don't they say that a good wit is evidence of the highest level of intelligence?

12 posted on 09/29/2001 7:02:07 PM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: monkeyshine
I take great pride in being banned from DU. Secret .... I was going to start out easy and then turn the conservative volume up a little at a time just to see where the threshold was. It took one reply and two days after registering to get banned. I found it a lot faster than I even expected. That banning concreted my opinion that those people are nothing but a collection of hate everything about America losers that wouldn't know what free thinking really was if it bit them in the rear-end.
13 posted on 09/29/2001 7:03:52 PM PDT by clamper1797
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To: clamper1797
On the front page of DU, they have a article linked called 'The Unspoken Tragedy'. The blurb under it says 'We must remember that dissent is our birthright.' I guess that's another birthright denied at DU!
14 posted on 09/29/2001 7:07:01 PM PDT by zeugma
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To: Kevin Curry
I bet they're over there howling up a storm over how "unfair" Maher is being treated, about how he is being viciously stripped of his First Amendment freedoms.

Somewhat correct...but, they're also eating their own...calling WSJ's Posner a jerk, a phony, etc., for saying he was wrong about Pres. Bush. (He wasn't an a55hole or a phony when he helped take out an ad in support of Gore back in Nov.) Any "wise" or "good" Pres. Bush decisions are being attributed to his team or to Powell; conversely, the decision not to return to DC immediately on 9/11 is being attributed ENTIRELY to Pres. Bush. Typical hypocrites. "Bush sneezed during XYZ press conference...CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?" They are citing their DU posting guidelines about "personal attacks, etc." when you post something they don't like, but they are making personal attacks on Pres. Bush by calling him Chimp, etc. TYPICAL LIBERAL HYPOCRITE STUFF.

15 posted on 09/29/2001 7:09:36 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana
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To: hispanarepublicana
I did the same last week, I wreaked havoc with some weenie called "Plato" and one other idiot savant called "Christopher"..............I went back a few hours later and been exiled from the Socialist Clintonista Web site..........

But tell your husband, I rather just have a slap on the back for doing good....:o) Stay Safe !

16 posted on 09/29/2001 7:12:48 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: clamper1797
I joined about a week ago and was banned within 60 seconds. I posted that the WTC attack was masterminded by the Republicans and Jews. I called myself a good democrat and claimed that as a politically correct anti-Semite, I was convinced that dubya and Sharon had to be behind it.
17 posted on 09/29/2001 7:20:30 PM PDT by Robert-J
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To: EaglesUpForever
I would think it is good to see what the other side is all about. Well I found out that they are all about ... nothing but hate America, hate Bush, hate freedom .... Hmmmm I guess it's really just about .... hate.
18 posted on 09/29/2001 7:25:56 PM PDT by clamper1797
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To: Squantos
Being "banned" from a site involves either the sites use of cookies or the banning of an IP address. The site can also cancel a login and password. To enter the site again, create a new login and password. Delete the cookie from the site. Make sure you have logged out from your ISP and then log in again (changes the IP address since very few ISP's use static addresses, i.e. addresses that never change)then go at them again.
19 posted on 09/29/2001 7:26:44 PM PDT by Axman4
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To: clamper1797
Where do I go to sign up so I can get kicked off, too? Sounds a lot like Freeping a poll: Great fun!
20 posted on 09/29/2001 7:28:36 PM PDT by calmseas
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To: Robert-J
LOL. You deserved to be banned because you were obviously a disruptor and were pushing racist conspiracies which were beyond the pale.

But I figured that freedom of thought and expression were ideals that the Democrats cherished. Even a 'normal' discussion of the facts is not allowed unless you agree with the leftist party line. For example, if you post information about Ng Lap Seng and his meetings with Clinton in the White House, you will get banned. But if you post information about Bush and the Oilmen, you are welcome.

Here, you can talk about Bush Sr and the cocaine conspiracy without being banned. You can't talk about Clinton and the cocaine conspiracy over there. That is the difference, and that is why this site flourishes with ideas and their site languishes in darkness. They are simply afraid of the truth, they are afraid to even look for the truth, if the truth will damage the credibility of their party. This site is not afraid of pursuing the truth, even if it will damage the party, because this site is about ideals and ideology, not party affiliation.

21 posted on 09/29/2001 7:31:35 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: clamper1797
They really are full of hate. They profess hate for a lot of people... Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Lott, Gingrich.

But what's most disturbing is that they hate ideas. They hate almost any idea that does not support their way of thinking, and they are going to ban anyone who supports an idea that is opposed to their philosophy. That is what makes them, and the Democratic party, very scary.

22 posted on 09/29/2001 7:37:47 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: clamper1797
free thought like DU(h)

Bastion, maybe--but THOUGHT has little to do with the place, and the people inhabiting same.

23 posted on 09/29/2001 7:39:36 PM PDT by ninenot
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To: Axman4
Oh yeah, no problem....I'm over there kicking socialist DemonRats in the cajones at least once a week. Good info though. Thanks and Stay Safe !
24 posted on 09/29/2001 7:39:41 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: monkeyshine
My goal was to see how fast I could be banned. My screen name also helped. It was "Hillarys Big Penis."
25 posted on 09/29/2001 7:41:55 PM PDT by Robert-J
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To: hispanarepublicana
). My husband and I did a high-five (we considered it an honor or a right of passage or something). He was SO PROUD OF ME! He rewarded me with a sweet, connubial, legal-in-50-states-and-all-the-territories, Godly,.....night!

All good Freepers get banned from DU.

I was banned about 6 or seven times so far. The latest ban was today. :-)

26 posted on 09/29/2001 7:42:47 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Robert-J
HA!
27 posted on 09/29/2001 7:45:14 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: clamper1797
Want a good laugh?

"Freepers in heavy censorship mode"

Here they, in such self righteous mode, complain about disappearing posts on FR as if posts there donn't get deleted for the simple crime of expressing an opposing point of view.

28 posted on 09/29/2001 7:46:30 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: monkeyshine
DU reminds us of people like the Taliban, or the group that controlled Germany in the 1930's. Get the hint?
29 posted on 09/29/2001 7:46:33 PM PDT by PetroniDE
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To: clamper1797
Hey, you should add you got banned for being smart too!
The leftists don't understand smart.
It annoys, baffles, irritates them.
They can't control their slithering hissy fits.
They like sheeple.
Not Freeples.
You should be really proud of being banned.
30 posted on 09/29/2001 7:48:18 PM PDT by harpo11
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To: clamper1797
1) Go to hotmail.com and grab three or four new free email addresses under assumed names.

2) Go to DU and re-register new screen names for yourself, using your free email addresses.

3) FReep their archives. Pick out a thread(s) out of the many there, find arguments (lies) of theirs that you disagree with and post your rebuttals. Remember to stay civil. No foul language or name calling.

When you make a post on their archived threads, it doesn't get bumped to the top where everyone will see it and respond. The archived thread stays right where it is when you post on it and you get in the last word. Most likely, no one, not even the moderators, know you have done this and your posts probably won't get deleted.

31 posted on 09/29/2001 7:54:29 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
You may be interested in this FR thread.

In my limited time there, I never attacked anyone, I never called anyone any names, I always answered every question posited to me. I was called names, I was harassed, I was attacked with ad-hominems. Nevertheless, I was banned.

32 posted on 09/29/2001 7:57:18 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: lowbridge
Popped over on your link and found this:

FearForTheRepublic.com "A Warmongering News Forum"

I didn't read the whole thing, but the 'open tags' were funny, somebody studied a few habits. (LetsRoll looks like a particular heavy posting finger FReeper I think we can all recognize!)

34 posted on 09/29/2001 8:03:12 PM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: Squantos
...idiot savant...

LMAO!

Hey, good to hear you on Radio Freerepublic the other night. Good job!

35 posted on 09/29/2001 8:10:44 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: clamper1797
DU is tame next to the MWO "message board" at

http://www.mediawhoresonline.com/

I've been banned 6 times, always returning using another browser mask utility. So far I've used up:
https://www.safeweb.com./
http://www.safesurf.com/
http://www.subdimension.com/
http://secure.surfola.com/surfola/surf?p=aa&e=g

Check it out, you'll be banned for the mildest comment that does not follow their agenda, (it may take a day or two - their admin staff is small). It is fun, they really foam at the mouth. Still crying to re-counting the election, blame-America-firsters, anti-Iseral, etc.

They HATE and fear Freepers.

Enjoy!

36 posted on 09/29/2001 8:12:54 PM PDT by Cap&Ball
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To: clamper1797
What did you expect? We'd ban of theirs for posting liberal propaganda at THIS forum, so naturally you should expect the same from the 'RATS. Why the heck would you try to reason with brainwashed liberals anyway? You oughto be lurking for dirt to use against them.
37 posted on 09/29/2001 8:18:14 PM PDT by BillyBoy
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To: Hoosier Patriot
I gotta find out where they archived that. I thought I came across babbling a bit ....I was talking and trying to think (Duhhhhh on me eh :O).

Those ladies are going to do really well, I'd like to see em go bigger and better on air versus web because they both come across as very well educated and very intelligent on current affair etc etc......

Good folks they are........and I hear they are very huggable, only a rumor though I'll have to confirm for myself some day (hopefully). Stay Safe HP !

38 posted on 09/29/2001 8:21:36 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: clamper1797
Welcome to the club.

Maybe the DU fascists will let Freepers back into the forum if we wear an identifying armband!

The thought police at DU are exceedingly intolerant of dissent.

FreeRepublic is a libertarian utopia compared to the censors over there.

Bottom line: DU members, with all their opinions, are at least tolerated here on FR.

The reverse is not true.

DU is fascist, and they need to realize it...

39 posted on 09/29/2001 8:22:03 PM PDT by sargon
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To: clamper1797
You're going about it ALL WRONG.

You must play the part of your polar OPPOSITE!

Remember, a vast number of their membership are liberal, but they have their limit.

Play the part of a rabid COMMUNIST and do it with fervor! Spout off all the anti-capitalist rhetoric you can spew!...It'll re-define their website and convince the middle-of-the-road Democrats there that their party is falling off the face of the American landscape.

We call them communists and socialist, but we can't make the dent from HERE, can we?....Let them hear it on their own turf, for a change.

They'll get fed up and come to the conclusion that their party is too far gone for the mainstream.

Reverse psychology, folks.

40 posted on 09/29/2001 8:22:49 PM PDT by eric_da_grate
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To: StriperSniper
Popped over on your link and found this:

FearForTheRepublic.com "A Warmongering News Forum"

Yeah, I saw that too, but look at who posted that link over at DU...........Eschoir!

For those who don't know who Eschoir was: Free Republic v. Aldridge:Federal Court Issues Permanent ...

41 posted on 09/29/2001 8:26:27 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: one_particular_harbour
I've been banned over there twice.

You are a Patriot :-)

42 posted on 09/29/2001 8:27:42 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: hispanarepublicana
five minutes later, I was banned

I got banned from DU 3 times in 1 day!

DU banning #1: For merely commenting on a pro-Bush article by Gerald Posner (a leftist.)

DU banning #2: For posting a paragraph of the Hitchens piece from the Nation.

DU banning #3: Well I was fed up by then and I gave them a piece of my mind.

Here's a DU posting hint: The thought police there check out your post while you are previewing it! Therefore if they see anything objectionable, they will ban you before it can even be posted.

Solution? Simply do all your editing in your word processor, then when it's ready, cut a paste it into their form and post it all in one fell swoop with no preview. Then, at least, the post will appear before you are banned, and believe me, you will be banned if you step out of the party line.

43 posted on 09/29/2001 8:32:14 PM PDT by sargon
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To: lowbridge
Thanks for posting the link, I did notice that he had been the one but until now I didn't know the whole story. I was brand spanking new around here when that went down.
44 posted on 09/29/2001 8:34:36 PM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: clamper1797
I posted an article last night on DU taken from the AP showing that Gore suppressed the Military vote in Florida. I was banned in like sixty seconds and the only reply was "Another Freeper" or something like that. And I've only been a member here for a day!:)
45 posted on 09/29/2001 8:39:02 PM PDT by Clintons a commie
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To: clamper1797
I don't know what you all are complaining about. didn't you all know that the Democratic Party put a man on the moon and gave us the civil rights act? Don't believe me? Well, according to one of the DUngsters, it's true!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/cgi-bin/duforum/duboard.cgi?az=list_threads&om=6117&forum=DCForumID35

46 posted on 09/29/2001 8:58:30 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: clamper1797
Time to broaden your reading material, I guess. One good place to start is here. This site got a writeup in my local paper (Houston Comical Chronicle) in the business section -- they did a backgrounder on the folks that set up this website that caters to Pakistanis living in the U.S. and elsewhere, sort of a Yahoo for Paks.

Anyway, the link above sends you to the message board they have on the site, and it won't take you long to find the anti-American sentiment there. Seems like this place could use a serious Freeper-Adjustment.

AAS - member since... umm, today. (howdy y'all!)

47 posted on 09/29/2001 9:03:23 PM PDT by AfghanAirShow
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To: clamper1797
I have also been banned several times.

I do however have some running identities which is getting information out. There are ways to be effective on a site like DU.

48 posted on 09/29/2001 9:12:52 PM PDT by Stew Padasso
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To: Stew Padasso
Come on over here and have some fun with these fools. Best part is you don't even have to register to post. Or you can. We have lots of freepers posting there now but we need more to counter the liberals there.

Topic Why the working man has so little use for Republicans

http://www.capitolgrilling.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=002557

49 posted on 09/29/2001 9:23:56 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: clamper1797
Banned from Demoncratic Underground ... for just being a Freeper

A fine badge of honor to have.

50 posted on 09/29/2001 9:28:45 PM PDT by PatrioticAmerican
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