Skip to comments.Research & Analysis via FreeRepublic...
Posted on 10/31/2001 3:42:57 PM PST by backhoe
...and some general web research hints...
Most of us are aware of Free Republic as "The Premier Conservative Forum"- but do you realize what a powerful tool it is for research and analysis?
Not only does "any story or issue worth discussing" eventually end up being posted here ( usually days, weeks, or months ahead of the Jackal Pack Press ) but it is instantly analyzed, dissected, critiqued, and flayed by dozens or hundreds of people from all over the world.
Lies, spin, and propaganda die swift deaths on this site-- moreover, posters usually contibute more data, stories, links, and even memories that "flesh out or kill" a particular item.
Doing web ( or Free Republic ) based research is easy! Here are two engines I like:
Here are all the search engines you'll ever want or need:
100's OF SEARCH ENGINES
Here's general-purpose info for more info:
Can't Find It? The update to information for freepers
LatestWorldNews ~ Attention News Junkies........ a new website for breaking news
Other Sites of Interest Besides Free Republic
Here are our own "lists of lists" on FR:
Lists on Free Republic
And how to make/add your own list for "indexing":
Looks like the Outage for Database Changes was John at work the other day which now allows us to retrieve huge number of articles indexed by key words in the Oficial Bump Register.
For example CALPOWERCRISIS has nearly 2000 documents now retrievable!
John has truly done a marvelous thing!
Free Republic Bump List Register
49 Posted on 10/19/2001 15:03:19 PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
How to search FR:
Find your "favorite threads" via Google search of Free ...
... Find your "favorite threads" via Google search of Free Republic, profiles Miscellaneous
Extended News Miscellaneous Keywords: GOOGLE FIND FAVORITE THREADS FREE ...
New Search Engine features ... [Free Republic]
... New Search Engine features ... Miscellaneous Free Republic Posted
on 12/24/1999 03:38:54 PST by John Robinson. ...
Add a quick Free Republic search feature to your browser [ ...
... Add a quick Free Republic search feature to your browser Miscellaneous Miscellaneous
Keywords: FREEREPUBLIC SEARCH Source: PHP.net Posted on 04/03/2001 23:18 ...
Lost? Try the search function. [Free Republic]
... To: tet68. Learn to use the Search Engine. 3 Posted on 06/09/2001 17:21:01 PDT
by michigander [ Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | Top | Last ] ...
How to quickly locate some of those Kool Pics you want:
google search does images [Free Republic]
... google search does images Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Source: google images Published:
070601 Posted on 07/06/2001 09:25:27 PDT by InvisibleChurch. ...
Here are just two examples of what using google's advanced search on "domain: freerepublic.com" with the keyword "research" yields:
DSL Research: WACO - Hole in the Bunker and Fireball [Free ...
... DSL Research: WACO - Hole in the Bunker and Fireball Crime/Corruption Extended
News News Source: Various FR Posters Published: 1/27/00 Author: Various FR ...
Klamath Falls Research Thread (Thread 4) [Free Republic]
... Klamath Falls Research Thread (Thread 4) Crime/Corruption Extended News Miscellaneous
Keywords: KLAMATH, LAND GRAB, RESEARCH Source: Thread 3 Published: 99-9 ...
Here is some general info I "wish somebody had mentioned to me at first":
R U new? Some Tips....
And here's the Master Link to "stories the media doesn't like to talk about":
DUBOB 9-- even *more* tales from the Dark Underbelly of the Beast.....
Dive right on in! But be advised you may turn into a "research nut" who is continually annoying your friends & family with obscure yet tantalizing bits of data you have gleaned from the web....
I resemble that remark...now if I only had time to digest it all.
Too late ...
Drives you nuts, doesn't it? You either get zip! or tons & tons of info- almost too much for one person to digest!
Lord A-Mighty! I forgot to include the Archtype of all!
If only the web had been as big in 1990-1991 as it is now, we could have spared this country a lot of grief!
Perhaps we need one of those "12-step Programmes" to aid the victims of this pernicious addiction...
see "Old North State" (NC) bump list at *Old_North_State
FRegards from Rocky Mount,
Roger, I think all you'd need to do is go to google advanced, use URBAN LEGENDS in the "must contain the phrase" field, and search either the web, or a specific domain like FR.... let's see--- here's a sample:
Urban Legends Concerning the Terrorist Attack on America [ ...
... Urban Legends Concerning the Terrorist Attack on America Miscellaneous Miscellaneous
Keywords: WORLD TRADE CENTER WAR RUMORS Source: Urban Legends Reference ...
www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3bb3aada22d9.htm - 23k - Cached - Similar pages
... are a few of my favorite sites (besides this one): AFU & Urban Legends Archive Alamance
Independent America's Advocate The American Colonist's Library American ...
www.freerepublic.com/perl/profile?op=show&user=Mercuria - 16k - Cached - Similar pages
WTC Rumor Control [Free Republic]
... There are a lot of baseless rumors, urban legends and hoaxes floating around out
there (even posted to FR) so you might check this site before sending on or ...
www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3ba91ce02396.htm - 11k - Cached - Similar pages
The 'rainforest' myth - Exclusive: Joseph Farah exposes long- ...
... You know I love to explode urban legends -- those entertaining, compelling stories
that are told and retold despite the fact that there is not an ounce of ...
www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3940aadc4fa5.htm - 46k - Cached - Similar pages
Absolutely! My little brother and sister now uses FreeRepublic for research when they do reports and current events at school. :)
And I think that's great!
They are thinking for themselves, and reading a lot of different views, and forming their own conclusions.... much like I did 35 years ago, but they have easier access to so much more differing information.
So anyway, my brother has always been pretty interested in politics. But my sister wasn't. She seemed to lean to the left on a lot of issues. But she knew that I was very into politics and current events, so when she had a report to do on that kind of subject, she came to me. Of course... we did all our research right here. Now, she hardly asks for my help. But I'm so excited that she uses FR for research! She just finished a report on whether guns save lives, or take lives. Using FR, she came to the conclusion that guns save lives. I'm so proud of her!
So a great big BUMP IN THE NIGHT for a GREAT thread that will definately help all of us FReeping research fanatics. LOL
When I turned 18, I registered as a Democrat, because the Democrats had better looking candidates
Actually, you have stumbled over a Great Truth.... people support the candidate who looks & sounds the best on TV- actual competence, character, and ability have little to do with it.
Aiding & abbetting this is the media's love affair with charisma- it started with FDR, took wing with JFK, and found its ultimate embodiment in clinton...
Sad but true! I will never stop believing that this is the ONLY reason that Clinton ever won. And the fact that the idiot won twice will never stop amazing me. How can people be so stupid!? I suppose it shouldn't really surprise me since I used to do the same thing. But somehow... I just don't get it. LOL