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What Has Free Republic Ever Done for.... YOU?

Posted on 08/30/2003 6:43:02 PM PDT by WKB

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1 posted on 08/30/2003 6:43:03 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB
I couldn't begin to tell you what FR has done for me and meant to me. However, a few years ago I wrote an essay titled The Story of a FReeper Chapter that should explain everything.
2 posted on 08/30/2003 6:48:42 PM PDT by Publius
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To: WKB
I met a wife and two girlfriends, one current. Not the wife.

I got a job from knowing someone here, and may be helping "co-found" a business.

Free Republic has made me laugh. Free Republic has made me cry. Free Republic has made me swat at the imaginary monkeys in imaginary planes that cicrle my head trying to shoot down the imaginary King Kong climbing up my right ear.

3 posted on 08/30/2003 6:49:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I am the extended middle finger in the fist of life.)
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To: WKB
"Free Repiblic" provides me with almost continuous spelling and grammar feedback in every one of my posts. ;-) If I make an error, especially in a headline of a vanity, I hear about it!
4 posted on 08/30/2003 6:51:17 PM PDT by ChemistCat (Focused, Relentless Charity Beats Random Acts of Kindness.)
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To: Lazamataz
Yeah, but that is just you, Laz.
5 posted on 08/30/2003 6:51:44 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: WKB
Some Freeper sent me a bolt for my lawn mower.

Seriously.

I casually mentioned on another thread a few months back that a bolt came out of my lawn mower. This Freeper told me to Freep mail him my address and a few days later, the bolt arrived in the mail. He never responded to me on Freep mail so I never found out who he was and I was never able to thank him.

6 posted on 08/30/2003 6:53:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Back in boot camp! 228.2 (-71.8))
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To: Lazamataz
Freerepublic kept me sane during the Clinton reign.
I have met and conversed with people all over the world
that I would never have come in contact with otherwise.

Freerepublic has taught me HTML, and the most valuable
lesson to know when NOT to post a reply.

Thank JimRob, it's been swell.
Laz, than you for all YOU have been.
Tet68
7 posted on 08/30/2003 6:54:20 PM PDT by tet68
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To: WKB
FR has kept me sane! Living in the liberal armpit of Missouri, I now have an alternative to the local media and folks who believe in the things I do.
8 posted on 08/30/2003 6:54:22 PM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: WKB
What Has Free Repiblic Ever Done for.... YOU?

It has shown me the deficiencies of the American public school system in such matters as spelling.
9 posted on 08/30/2003 6:54:41 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: WKB
I am very much and proud to have Free Republic for my friend, because Free Republic always washes my socks for me. And my shoes. And even the streets I walk on. I think everybody should do their laundry at Free Republic.
10 posted on 08/30/2003 6:54:58 PM PDT by per loin
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To: WKB
Taught me that "republic" contains a "u"? =)

PILE ON!
11 posted on 08/30/2003 6:57:01 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Arafat must go!)
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To: WKB
Confirmed what I knew about the clintonistas.
12 posted on 08/30/2003 6:57:12 PM PDT by jungleboy
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To: WKB
>>...What Has Free Repiblic Ever Done for.... YOU?...<<

FR's been there when I needed it for breaking news.

September 11, 2001 I was cubicle bound when I heard a co-worker mention that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Throughout the morning I tried all the major news websites but they were jammed solid. I went to FreeRepbulic and got up to the minute reports from the great FReepers here.

13 posted on 08/30/2003 6:58:00 PM PDT by FReepaholic (My other tag line is hilarious.)
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To: WKB
Free Republic taught me that I wasn't the only one who wasn't "over" 9/11. I don't ever *want* to be "over it", and there are so many people here who feel the same way.

I've also found some here who share my deep feelings for Dubya. FR is a welcome site for someone living in a liberal town.

14 posted on 08/30/2003 6:58:33 PM PDT by spookycc (4MORE4W)
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To: WKB
It cleared up my acne and rosacia.
15 posted on 08/30/2003 7:02:01 PM PDT by rabidralph (Just your average whistle-ass.)
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To: ChemistCat
I just count it as another post to add to my list.
I am trying to set a record.
16 posted on 08/30/2003 7:03:08 PM PDT by WKB (3!~ ( You, Mississippi FReepers are about as exciting as a “turtle race... make that a Snail race”))
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To: WKB
As a result of FR I have been able to finally redacted - - - - - - - redacted along with several of my fellow redacted - - - - - - redacted and the net benefit has been to redacted - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - redacted.
17 posted on 08/30/2003 7:04:06 PM PDT by _Jim (Resources for Understanding the Blackout of 2003 - www.pserc.wisc.edu/Resources.htm)
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To: WKB
It has allowed me to spend many lonely nights from my control room with our extended freeper family. :-)
18 posted on 08/30/2003 7:04:07 PM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: WKB
I just count it as another post to add to my list.

Here's another post.

19 posted on 08/30/2003 7:07:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I am the extended middle finger in the fist of life.)
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To: WKB
I suppose that FR.com showed me that even though I am from Massachusetts, I am not alone. There have been times when I have wondered why I was so different from many of my neighbors.

I like FR.com because it confirms for me what I have believed and known for a long time. That is, liberalism is an abomination, and it is by and large completely contrary to all that this Nation was founded upon.

The Dems, and the Libs are the very people who the Founders warned us about. We must persevere over them, in order that this Nation, of the people, by the people, and for the people, will not perish from the face of the Earth.
20 posted on 08/30/2003 7:08:24 PM PDT by Radix
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To: WKB
FR showed me that one person can make a difference, and helped inspire me to make 2 really cool hot air balloons and go out and try to make a difference.
21 posted on 08/30/2003 7:10:40 PM PDT by abner (In search of a witty tag line...)
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To: WKB
Free Republic sends me a friendly quarterly reminder to refill the meds. It's a blessing.
22 posted on 08/30/2003 7:11:03 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: WKB
I learned html, learned about prayer bumps, what bttt means, AYBABTU- Series- Moose- Sister- Shower- Hugh- Cheese, and that Laz is really a sweet heart!
23 posted on 08/30/2003 7:11:43 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan ( If a man says something in the woods and there are no women there, is he still wrong?)
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To: WKB
What Has Free Repiblic Ever Done for.... YOU?

Uh, I dunno.


24 posted on 08/30/2003 7:12:10 PM PDT by rdb3 (They've read all the books but they can't find the answers...)
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To: aruanan
That's the piblic school system.
25 posted on 08/30/2003 7:14:15 PM PDT by Bogey78O (The Clinton's have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured/killed -Peach)
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To: WKB
It has enabled me to find a diverse community of like-minded people in which to explore the challenges of our day and enhance our mutual self-esteem.

Translation: I am now completely sunk into the addiction of reading and writing and spelling badly with the rest of the lovely bunch of (coca)nuts here, as we try to live up to the nearly impossible standard set by Rudyard Kipling in his immortal poem If... And keep our heads while those about us are losing theirs and blaming it on us!

I found this place during the Florida Fiasco, drifted away, and rushed back after 9/11, since then I've never left. A comfort in hard times this place is. And I've gotten a good answer to every question, on any topic, that I've ever asked.

God Bless Free Republic and God Bless America.
26 posted on 08/30/2003 7:15:32 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: WKB
Free Republic has made my vegetable garden a mess of weeds, tall grass and dead plants. Free Republic has added 10 pounds to my gut. Free Republic has left my kids growing up without a Daddy. Free Republic has left my desk at work a loose pile of papers, un-met deadlines, and half completed projects.

But I do so LOVE it here!!!! ;-)

27 posted on 08/30/2003 7:15:34 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Bogey78O
That's the piblic school system.


Yeah and that was back when you learned how to read and write
28 posted on 08/30/2003 7:15:46 PM PDT by WKB (3!~ ( You, Mississippi FReepers are about as exciting as a “turtle race... make that a Snail race”))
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To: WKB
What has FreeRepublic done for you?

For those without an answer; What would you do without FR?

29 posted on 08/30/2003 7:16:32 PM PDT by umgud (gov't has more money than it needs, but never as much as it wants)
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To: _Jim
You still agitatin conspiracy kooks with alla that there redactin?
30 posted on 08/30/2003 7:16:35 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm a "Considerate Conservative!" I consider EnviornMental excess compassion... To be fatiguing!!!)
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To: WKB; MagnoliaMS; MississippiMan; vetvetdoug; NerdDad; Rebel Coach; afuturegovernor; mwyounce; ...
Details wanted ping!
31 posted on 08/30/2003 7:17:34 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Consiousness: That annoying time between naps.)
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To: SamAdams76
I casually mentioned on another thread a few months back that a bolt came out of my lawn mower. This Freeper told me to Freep mail him my address and a few days later, the bolt arrived in the mail.

Strange.

On an unrelated note, I had $25,000 in small bills that fell out of my car the other day. I'm willing to freepmail my address to anyone who can replace it for me.

32 posted on 08/30/2003 7:19:04 PM PDT by general_re (Today is a day for firm decisions! Or is it?)
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To: WKB
News
Facts
Humor
Rage
General Knowledge
New perspectives
Frustration
Joy
Sorrow
...and then some.
33 posted on 08/30/2003 7:19:19 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (God loves us all.)
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To: WKB
Free Republic makes my heart pound in anticipation and not out of fear. Free Republic reminds me that there are like minded sane people on this earth and the left does not rule the world. Free Republic makes me laugh, has introduced me to numerous new friends, has expanded my brain cells in a very positive manner. Thanks FR for being there for all of us.
34 posted on 08/30/2003 7:19:46 PM PDT by Cate
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I get discussion material for my classroom on FR....yes that includes WBTS and BBQ threads!
35 posted on 08/30/2003 7:21:28 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: general_re
uh, I have to run out to Staples for more copy paper, but they'll be there as soon as I can get them printed. Are $1 bills ok? Just don't be picky about the serial numbers alright? If this is a rush job, we can't be changing all them.
36 posted on 08/30/2003 7:21:34 PM PDT by Cate
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To: WKB
It's taught me all about cheese and mooses (meece?)

It's taught me when I should be series, and when I should be more relaxed.

It's taught me a hugh amount about everyday life.

But most importantly, it made me aware of the Viking Kittens!

Mark
37 posted on 08/30/2003 7:22:15 PM PDT by MarkL (Get something every day from the four basic food groups: canned, frozen, fast and takeout)
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It has kept me entertained for endless hours, resulting in the removal of life's irritants such as wife, family, job, etc.

As long as I have this here computer and my 3x4 refigerator and power I am ha
38 posted on 08/30/2003 7:23:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Peace through Strength)
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To: WKB
FReepers should not be modest. There are a lot of people here who do a lot (A LOT) of good things, a lot of good work, and a lot of good in general. It is not a stretch to say that FR has helped put (and keep) the pressure on the Dems and the media, and FR is at least partially responsible for the GOP White House, Congress, Governors, and State Houses.

So, in a macro sense, FR has helped mankind in general :)
39 posted on 08/30/2003 7:23:20 PM PDT by jmstein7
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To: SamAdams76

How odd!

40 posted on 08/30/2003 7:25:47 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: WKB
Free Republic makes my whites whiter, my brights brighter and prevents fading of my darks.

Free Republic tastes good, like a cigarette should.

Free Republic gives sandwiches that tangy zip.

Free Republic permits 35% more air flow, adding horsepower and improving gas mileage.

Free Republic is the Choice of a New Generation.

41 posted on 08/30/2003 7:25:54 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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Compared to most on here, I'm a newbie. What has FR done for me?? It keeps me up to date on all current events. It proves to me that I'm not just a "nut" job who doesn't know what's really going on. It shows me every day the stupidity of the Dem/libs. It reinforces my faith in our great President and this administration. It helps me forget when I'm not feeling well and it keeps me company when I can't sleep. Most of all, it lets me know there are wonderful people in this country who really care about each other....for all of this I am very grateful.
42 posted on 08/30/2003 7:26:22 PM PDT by mrtysmm
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To: WKB
I spent 3 days in the dog house, I donate, I pig roast, I push the limit.(and I'm constantly told so.)

So who is asking?????????????

43 posted on 08/30/2003 7:27:29 PM PDT by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: Publius
FR keeps me sane, gave me guts to launch a website, gives me sometimes the only adult conversation I have for days, doesnt ask a lot from me when everything else in my life does, answers my questions, has wonderful techies, allows me to be on the periphery and not be responsible, makes me laugh...and sometimes cry...makes me mad and has made me a more brave and solidified conservative. I actually have been here for years and oddly enough, have not made any relationships with other Freepers although I enjoy them all, except one turkey...but even heaven has clouds... I have a bond with the members of FR. I am really glad it is in my life.
44 posted on 08/30/2003 7:28:15 PM PDT by mlmr (Today is the first day of the rest of the pie.)
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To: WKB
Free Republic and FReepers have shown me the extent of liberal monstrosities in the realm of politics; as well as showing me the unity and strength of conservatism.

It's also shown me how many splerts of coffee it takes to finally kill a keyboard....

45 posted on 08/30/2003 7:30:48 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: WKB
Free Republic has broadened my mind...........and my butt.
(too many hours in my computer chair) But it always provides me with talking points with my friends. Mr. Rushmore and I travel overseas alot on business and I refuse to go without the laptop. FR keeps me in touch with the world no matter where we are. Thank you JimRob.
46 posted on 08/30/2003 7:32:06 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Rushmore Rocks
I just bought a new 140$ high back executive chair for my freeping.
47 posted on 08/30/2003 7:33:31 PM PDT by Bogey78O (The Clinton's have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured/killed -Peach)
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I just bought a new 140$ high back executive chair for my freeping.


My wife thinks I need to get help.
48 posted on 08/30/2003 7:35:06 PM PDT by WKB (3!~ ( You, Mississippi FReepers are about as exciting as a “turtle race... make that a Snail race”))
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To: WKB
Free Republic has taught me...

...that I must believe in myself, my country, and my beliefs.
...that anything is worth fighting for if you believe it in your heart.
...that friends can be made in the strangest places.
...that doing what you love is being who you are.
...that no human being is infallable.
...that criticism is constructive, not degrading.
...that what you do is your fault, so take responsibility like an adult.
...that knowing the enemy is half the battle.
...that stupid people are powerful if they come in large numbers.
...that stupid people alone are just, well, stupid.
...that being weird makes you special, not freaky.
...that cleverness, seriousness, humor, and the meaning to life can all be found in an itty bitty tag.
...that there is intelligent life on Earth, or at least the internet.
...that tiny vanities of wisdom make 5+year lurkers sign up when nothing else has.
...that there are such things as "sane asylums".
...that people will read tons of articles on one subject so they can post that perfect picture.
...that the things people dare not utter on the forum can be found on their profile.
...that lightning is the most powerful weapon on earth.
...that you must choose your enemies wisely, not just your friends.
...that if the perfect phrase cannot be found, a smiling icon will do.
...that "til death do we part" can be used on anything from marriage to hamsters to belt-fed weapons.
...that SpongeBob is more popular than anyone ever imagined.
...that abbreviations are the way to go, whether you are LOL or JK.
...that pinging yourself to an article is broadcasting the fact that you are a newbie.
...that a moose and cheese are powerful things, esp. when around your sister.
...that if you do not post an Ann Coulter pic on an Ann Coulter thread you started, you are evil.
...that the people who are the most insane are the most remembered, most charished, and most loved of all.
...that everyone can find a place in the world.
...that you can close your eyes, cross your arms, turn around, and fall back with full confidence into the arms of people you have never met in your lifetime. And they will catch you. Every time.

That's what Free Republic has taught this 13yr old.
49 posted on 08/30/2003 7:35:06 PM PDT by 4mycountry (You say I'm a brat like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Lazamataz
Awwwww quit yer whining ..................:o)

Stay Safe Laz !!

50 posted on 08/30/2003 7:35:49 PM PDT by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
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