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Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $69,787
79%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 79%!! Less than $18.5k to go!! Thank you all very much!! Let's git 'er done!!


It's Time for our Second Quarter FReepathon
Donate to FR via Secure Server ^ | March 7, 2003 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 04/07/2003 3:33:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Howdy everyone,

Are you ready for another FReepathon?

Good news:

John and Tami negotiated a new contract with our bandwidth supplier and got our bill lowered a couple thousand per month! Our monthly expenses are now totalling just under $20,000, so we're setting the target for this Freepathon at $60,000. We have approximately $18,000 (and growing) per quarter coming from our monthly donors so we will only need to raise a little over $40,000 this time. Hopefully, we can do this in a week to ten days.

We went over the goal last quarter and we used part of the extra money to purchase and install two new servers. We now have a total of five servers running Free Republic. John can post the details, but basically, we have two servers being used as web servers, two as database servers and one for the search engine. There may be some sharing and overlapping of duties, but that's the general configuration.

John also found a way to compress the files before serving them so we are able to effectively move 20mbs of data through our 10mbs line. In other words, we've doubled our capacity and halved our bandwidth cost!

Way to go John and Tami!!

(Just in time too! We hit the 10mps X 2 capacity a few times during the peak periods of the last couple of weeks).

And finally, we've added two new high capacity disk drives (I believe they're 72 gigabytes each) and just as soon as John gets the upload and file management programs ready to go, we'll be able to offer our donors directory space on their accounts to upload pictures, graphics, and music files, etc. I believe this is going to be a very popular feature!

Looking forward to another great fundraiser!

Thank you all very much for your continuing support and dedication to the cause!

Jim


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KEYWORDS: adminlectureseries; freepathon
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1 posted on 04/07/2003 3:33:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
BUMP! Everyone become a monthly donor!!!
2 posted on 04/07/2003 3:35:35 PM PDT by PianoMan (Liberate the Axis of Evil)
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To: Jim Robinson
$20.00 cash pledge by snail mail right here Jim. Thanks for all you do, and have done...
3 posted on 04/07/2003 3:35:53 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless our Troops and Allies.........)
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To: eureka!
Darn you eureka! I wanted to be the first donor. Guess I'll have to settle for second.
4 posted on 04/07/2003 3:36:48 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jim Robinson
Monthly donations are the way to go!!!
5 posted on 04/07/2003 3:38:10 PM PDT by manna
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To: JeanS
LOL. Just happened across the thread. Indeed, after posting I wondered if I jumped the gun. I think I'll throw in another $5.00 to celebrate my premier status. ;^)
6 posted on 04/07/2003 3:39:12 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless our Troops and Allies.........)
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To: Jim Robinson; Brad's Gramma; Harmless Teddy Bear
Please, everyone...DONATE...they mean business...they even take hostages.....remember Snuggles?
7 posted on 04/07/2003 3:41:10 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Saddam...your time is almost up..my hubby and son are on their way to kick your a$$ out of Baghdad!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm in Bump
8 posted on 04/07/2003 3:41:46 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Jim Robinson
bttt
9 posted on 04/07/2003 3:43:32 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: eureka!
Hey winner, don't rub it in, lol.
10 posted on 04/07/2003 3:43:50 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: eureka!
Thank youn very much!

Here is a batch of checks that came in during the last couple of weeks:

$200 from Kentucky
$25.25 from Alabama
$25.25 from Virginia
$10 from Louisiana
$25 from Wisconsin
$10 from California
$50 from New York
$25 from Wisconsin
$10 from Georgia
$20 from Georgia
$27.50 from New York
$10 from Texas
$30.25 from Arizona
$50.25 from Ohio
$31 from Illinois
$10 monthly from Illinois
$25 from New Jersey
$20 monthly from Alabama
$5 monthly from Washington
$60 from Texas
$20 monthly from Virginia
$50 from California
$25 from Georgia
$20 from Tennessee
$15 from California
$35 from Illinois
$10 from Tennessee
$25 from Tennessee
$15 from Canada
$50 from Texas
$37.50 from New York
$20 from Georgia
$10 from Georgia
$30 from Illinois
$30 from Alabama
$10 monthly from California
$15 from California
$50 from Arkansas
$4 monthly from Illinois
$10 monthly from Georgia
$25 from Wisconsin
$20 monthly from Ohio


And here are the credit card donations made in the first week of April:

$10 monthly from Pennsylvania
$20 from Israel
$25 from Pennsylvania
$20 from Never Never Land
$30 monthly from Wisconsin


And here are some credit card donations that came in during the last few weeks:

$50 from Florida
$20 from Pennsylvania
$3 from Virginia
$36 from New Hampshire
$100 from California
$3 from North Carolina
$3 from Indiana
$3 from Florida
$3 from North Carolina
$20 from Never Never Land
$20 from Texas
$10 monthly from Virginia
$20 from Minnesota
$30 monthly from Florida
$10 monthly from South Korea
$10 from California
$40 from California
$10 from Washington
$25 from Maryland
$12.20 from Alabama
$270 from California
$50 from Never Never Land
$100 from Virginia
$20 from Maryland
$10 from Connecticut
$5 monthly from California
$50 from Florida
$250 from Florida
$50 from Maine
$10 monthly from North Carolina
$100 from Texas
$5 monthly from California
$10 from New Jersey
$100 from California
$50 from New York
$360 from California
$20 from Michigan
$20 from Texas
$50 from Texas
$10 monthly from Texas
$20 from Washington
$50 from Alabama
$15 monthly from Texas
$50 from New York


Thank you all very much!!!
11 posted on 04/07/2003 3:44:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty, dump the UN! Save our sanity, dump the RATs!)
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To: Jim Robinson
And finally, we've added two new high capacity disk drives (I believe they're 72 gigabytes each) and just as soon as John gets the upload and file management programs ready to go, we'll be able to offer our donors directory space on their accounts to upload pictures, graphics, and music files, etc. I believe this is going to be a very popular feature!

You got that right!!! Thanks, I'll be looking forward to this new feature.

12 posted on 04/07/2003 3:44:58 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (In the name of diversity, we are all becoming exactly the same.)
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To: Jim Robinson; JohnHuang2; Diogenesis; Pokey78; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Cool.

Paging ping lists...

13 posted on 04/07/2003 3:47:39 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless our Troops and Allies.........)
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To: Jim Robinson; 007Dawg; 11B3; 123easy; 1911A1; 7mmMag@LeftCoast; A44MAGNUT; Acrobat; ...
Washington State Ping List

This is all known Washington State Freepers and interested parties as of 1/03/03
Less those who opted out
If you want on or off this ping list Freepmail me.

14 posted on 04/07/2003 3:49:53 PM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (In those days... Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I believe this is going to be a very popular feature!

You bet!

15 posted on 04/07/2003 3:50:51 PM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (In those days... Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.)
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To: LayoutGuru2
Thank you, LayoutGuru2!

Just in:

$25 from Wisconsin
$50 from Oregon
$50 monthly from Never Never Land
$100 from Michigan
$50 from Wisconsin

Thank you all very much!!
16 posted on 04/07/2003 3:52:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty, dump the UN! Save our sanity, dump the RATs!)
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To: LayoutGuru2
$10 buck via snail-mail
17 posted on 04/07/2003 3:52:22 PM PDT by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: Jim Robinson; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Snow Bunny; mhking; knighthawk; rintense; adam stevens; ...
Pingers Ping List

If you are a pinger and what on this list Freep Mail me
If you want off this list Freep Mail me.

18 posted on 04/07/2003 3:52:28 PM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (In those days... Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.)
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To: mystery-ak
remember Snuggles?

Come to think of it, where is that cousin of mine? He should have been home with the milk and bread an hour ago...

19 posted on 04/07/2003 3:52:44 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ice storms. Snow. Freezeing Rain. Where is the global warming I was promised? (Faith Manages))
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To: Jim Robinson; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; Aeronaut; ...

Okay, Live Ping Thread list, it's time to PAY for the PLAY!!!!


20 posted on 04/07/2003 3:53:26 PM PDT by Howlin ("I do believe this city is freakin' ours." -- Capt. Chris Carter of Watkinsville Ga)
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To: Jim Robinson
O o . :-o

I mean Thank You.. Thank You.. Thank You!!!

.."as soon as John gets the upload and file management programs ready to go, we'll be able to offer our donors directory space on their accounts to upload pictures, graphics, and music files, etc."

Folks, Let's Support Our Republic of FReepistan.. The cutting cyberedge of the internet intelligentsia.

FR power to FRee people

21 posted on 04/07/2003 3:53:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ..)
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To: Jim Robinson
We're stuck in a quagmire of fundraising. :).

Money on the way to quickly defeat the Fedayeen Snuggles.

22 posted on 04/07/2003 3:55:32 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (France: The whore for Babylon)
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To: Terriergal; weikel; katnip; PsyOp; sleavelessinseattle; AmericanCheeseFood; dighton; SJackson; ...
Freeping action list

If people want on or off this list, please let me know.

23 posted on 04/07/2003 3:55:51 PM PDT by knighthawk
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To: Howlin
bttt
24 posted on 04/07/2003 3:56:11 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: Jim Robinson
we'll be able to offer our donors directory space on their accounts to upload pictures, graphics, and music files, etc. I believe this is going to be a very popular feature!

Just in time, too - So much porn, so little space...

Oops... wrong site... ;0)

25 posted on 04/07/2003 3:56:40 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Some days, it's just not worth gnawing through the straps...)
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To: Jim Robinson
"$20 from Israel "

See! I told you it was an Israeli conspriacy!

(this is a joke, please dont ban me)

26 posted on 04/07/2003 3:56:45 PM PDT by toothless (I AM A MAN)
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
This is OUR "Public Broadcasting Service"; for us, by us (to steal a coined phrase)...It's time to pony up to the bar...

Black conservative ping

If you want on (or off) of my black conservative ping list, please let me know via FREEPmail. (And no, you don't have to be black to be on the list!)

Extra warning: this is a high-volume ping list.

27 posted on 04/07/2003 3:57:26 PM PDT by mhking (Join Abdul Vila and Norm Habib, along with the new guy, Sahib Thomas, on the next "This Old Mosque")
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To: KarlInOhio
Thank you, KarlInOhio!

Just in:

$20 from Louisiana
$10 from Never Never Land
$20 from New York
$20 from Ohio
$50 from North Carolina
$10 from Indiana

Thank you FReepers!!
28 posted on 04/07/2003 3:57:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty, dump the UN! Save our sanity, dump the RATs!)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
This is OUR "Public Broadcasting Service"; for us, by us (to steal a coined phrase)...It's time to pony up to the bar...

"Hold muh beer 'n watch this!" PING....

If you want on or off this list, please let me know!

29 posted on 04/07/2003 3:57:53 PM PDT by mhking (Join Abdul Vila and Norm Habib, along with the new guy, Sahib Thomas, on the next "This Old Mosque")
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To: toothless
See! I told you it was an Israeli conspriacy!

ZO....

(this is a joke, please dont ban me)

got that in just before the T!

30 posted on 04/07/2003 3:59:27 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (France: The whore for Babylon)
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To: Jim Robinson
Bump from a "monthly".
31 posted on 04/07/2003 4:00:32 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
WHAT!....Snuggles is missing?
32 posted on 04/07/2003 4:01:06 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Saddam...your time is almost up..my hubby and son are on their way to kick your a$$ out of Baghdad!)
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To: Jim Robinson
The value of Free Republic during the past month can't be measured. Without it we would have all been going crazy trying to keep up with the lastest.

I'm doubling my quarterly donation, and urge everyone to do the same. Let's put some money in the bank to keep the upgrades coming. They aren't free, you know!

33 posted on 04/07/2003 4:01:59 PM PDT by khenrich
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To: Jim Robinson
Keep me on the dollar-a-day list and credit the great state of Alabama with $90.00 for the quarter.
34 posted on 04/07/2003 4:02:36 PM PDT by blam
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To: The_Pickle
Thank you, Pickle!
35 posted on 04/07/2003 4:06:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty, dump the UN! Save our sanity, dump the RATs!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ping for donation when I get home.
36 posted on 04/07/2003 4:07:03 PM PDT by BJClinton (Except for ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism war has never solved anything.)
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To: blam
Thank you, Blam!

Just in:

$20 from Never Never Land
$50 from Kansas


Thank you FReepers!!
37 posted on 04/07/2003 4:08:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty, dump the UN! Save our sanity, dump the RATs!)
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To: Jim Robinson
The donator page is broken. I want to donate, but can't!!!
38 posted on 04/07/2003 4:08:53 PM PDT by khenrich
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To: Jim Robinson; RottiBiz
Keep me on the Dollar per day list.

This week and next week when I get through paying my property taxes, state income tax due, federal income due and make my first quarterly payments for all of the above, the $ per day will have to do for now.

Free Republic is the best $ per day investment that I can make in keeping America free.

My tag line says it all.
39 posted on 04/07/2003 4:19:33 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you like a Strong Free Republic, become a monthly donor! Freedom isn't free!)
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To: mystery-ak
He's not missing yet, he is just a little late in getting home.

I am sure he is fine. Maybe he stopped to pick up a pizza for dinner or something.

40 posted on 04/07/2003 4:19:58 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ice storms. Snow. Freezeing Rain. Where is the global warming I was promised? (Faith Manages))
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; Brad's Gramma
Keep an eye on him at all times, you know who might be looking for him.
41 posted on 04/07/2003 4:22:23 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Saddam...your time is almost up..my hubby and son are on their way to kick your a$$ out of Baghdad!)
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To: Howlin
Check's goin' out as soon as the wife goes to work tomorrow... got to slip this stuff under the radar...
42 posted on 04/07/2003 4:22:32 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: eureka!

THANK YOU

eureka!

44 posted on 04/07/2003 4:25:02 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: backhoe
Thank you, Backhoe!
45 posted on 04/07/2003 4:26:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty, dump the UN! Save our sanity, dump the RATs!)
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To: HunkOfBurninLuv
Thank you, HunkOfBurninLuv! Welcome aboard!

$10 from Texas
$20 from Virginia
$50 from Oklahoma
$15 from Florida
$25 from New York
$20 from Never Never Land
$10 from Colorado

Thank you FReepers!!
46 posted on 04/07/2003 4:28:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty, dump the UN! Save our sanity, dump the RATs!)
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To: JeanS

THANK YOU

JeanS

47 posted on 04/07/2003 4:28:36 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: terilyn
An aw shucks bump. T'was nothing...
48 posted on 04/07/2003 4:29:19 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless our Troops and Allies.........)
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To: khenrich
Hmmmm... it seems to be working. Please try it again. Thanks.
49 posted on 04/07/2003 4:30:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty, dump the UN! Save our sanity, dump the RATs!)
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To: HunkOfBurninLuv
Welcome aboard. Me, I lurked for over two years. Like you, jumped in during a fundraiser. Donated every quarter since then, though lost productivity at work dwarfs my donations (I'm self employed). Again, welcome to the fray...
50 posted on 04/07/2003 4:32:05 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless our Troops and Allies.........)
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