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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2842292/posts ^ | 2/4/12 | BTLD

Posted on 02/04/2012 6:36:26 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

As many of you know, and as many of you don't know, this Freepathon is to raise money for the current quarter, not one down the road. We need to get this one over with and now.

November brings the most important election in our lifetime. FR must be up and running and healthy if we are going to make a difference.

If you have donated in the past, please donate again. If you give something every quarter, try to give something every month. If you are a monthly donor, give dollar-a-day a shot, if you can.

John needs some new equipment to stay on the air and we all understand that. Equipment gets old and wears out, just like you and me ;-)

Please help FR in any way you can.

We need to be here in November for reasons that should be obvious to all.

I'll shut up now, I've said my piece.

God Bless,

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When you ban opinions and opposing posts why on earth would many members and lurkers donate? When the least offense (and who knows what will offend any given member of the goon squad on any given day might be) results in being browbeaten and harassed if not finally “Zotted” by a bunch of so called “adults” who run around high fiving each other when they “find” some poster that isn’t towing the line…according to them, people leave.
51 posted on 02/05/2012 8:16:12 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet; randita

There is truth in what you both say.


52 posted on 02/05/2012 10:32:04 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: randita

I have never felt that I was about to be forcibly 86ed from FR before, as I did last week or 2.

But I gave because as strongly as JimRob felt, he must have respected me enough to let me support, loudly, a different candidate. But I admit to being scared!

I don’t like the nasty voices of some newt supporters here, but we must remember that speech is free, according to jimrob’s principles, so there are all kinds here. There are too many wonderful likemindeds here to worry about a few noisy nasty ones.


53 posted on 02/05/2012 10:49:52 AM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
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To: ez
Seems to me if every active FReeper would donate just $5 a month...the cost of ONE pay-per-view movie, we wouldn’t need FReepathons.

I'm in for that. Will put a check in the mail tomorrow.

54 posted on 02/05/2012 10:52:03 AM PST by Pipe Dog (Need a helping hand.... check the end of your own arm first.)
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To: ladyvet

ditto and I have been here a looooooong time. I’ve never understood why they can’t take ads or pay for the site like other sites do....


55 posted on 02/05/2012 10:57:45 AM PST by The Right Stuff
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To: ladyvet
"When you ban opinions and opposing posts why on earth would many members and lurkers donate? When the least offense (and who knows what will offend any given member of the goon squad on any given day might be) results in being browbeaten and harassed if not finally “Zotted” by a bunch of so called “adults” who run around high fiving each other when they “find” some poster that isn’t towing the line…according to them, people leave. "


BINGO!!! We have a winner!
56 posted on 02/05/2012 11:36:38 AM PST by rob777
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To: rob777; randita; ladyvet

Ditto.

Maybe all those “IBTZ” people will step up


57 posted on 02/05/2012 12:15:15 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: Easy8
Once you slaughter the Kulaks,

Or the trolls for that matter, thanks for your inspiring input.

58 posted on 02/05/2012 12:26:35 PM PST by xone
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Up to 74% - thanks for posting this.


59 posted on 02/05/2012 12:32:51 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ez

Anybody know how many active FReepers there are?
______________________________________

I’m not sure that it’s possible to put a number on that. Some people don’t post much of anything for months but read what’s here, some post all the time. I know I’ve never heard a number of active members.


60 posted on 02/05/2012 12:35:09 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Yaelle
"I have never felt that I was about to be forcibly 86ed from FR before, as I did last week or 2.

But I gave because as strongly as JimRob felt, he must have respected me enough to let me support, loudly, a different candidate. But I admit to being scared!"


I am trying to understand how someone could actually fear being banned from an Internet blog. Please do not take this as a personal attack, but such a fate would not be the end of the world. How on earth could such a possibility actually make you scared? There are Internet blog sites that do not ban people for stating an opinion that conflicts with the party line. If you really are at a point of fearing to speak your mind, it might not be a bad idea to do a little shopping.
61 posted on 02/05/2012 12:53:41 PM PST by rob777
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; FReepers
All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


62 posted on 02/05/2012 5:01:14 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: rob777

This site used to be interesting.Maybe that is why people still stick around.
Even if I did not agree with someone ( I mostly read), I would never tattletale, and post pictures of lightning or Viking kitties.
I would say that there are about 10 -15 people here,( and we all know who they are), that never grew up past the mean boy or girl stage in high school.
If my statement gets me zotted, so be it.


63 posted on 02/05/2012 5:06:00 PM PST by kaila
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To: kaila
"This site used to be interesting.Maybe that is why people still stick around. Even if I did not agree with someone ( I mostly read), I would never tattletale, and post pictures of lightning or Viking kitties.

I would say that there are about 10 -15 people here,( and we all know who they are), that never grew up past the mean boy or girl stage in high school. If my statement gets me zotted, so be it."


Those days are long gone. Many Freepers have already migrated to other sites like True Blue Liberty, where they can voice their opinions without a horde of insecure and vengeful posters descending upon them. I find it absolutely incredible that a poster actually actually fears being zotted for not towing the party line. This is an Internet blog for crying out loud! Getting bumped form here is not the end of life as we know it.
64 posted on 02/05/2012 5:14:08 PM PST by rob777
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To: kaila

You don’t seem to grasp the concept that neutrality toward socialism breeds more socialism. Your opinion is yours but supporting socialism and all of it’s ilk is not about freedom at all. People that support taking what little I have worked hard for just to give it to somebody that refuses to work at all will never sit with me.

The zot’s get rid of the socialist ilk. If you want a place where everybody embraces a group hug of centralized government, this isn’t it.


65 posted on 02/05/2012 5:17:25 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: kaila
I would say that there are about 10 -15 people here,( and we all know who they are), that never grew up past the mean boy or girl stage in high school.

It reminds me of the schoolyard scene in A.Hitchcock's "The Birds." First one old crow lands, then another flea bitten one does, and before you know it they're all screeching, pecking and drawing blood. Then off they go to find another.

66 posted on 02/06/2012 7:51:36 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

It is hard to find someone that agrees with you all the time. If you run off everyone that does not agree with you on one thing or another, after a while you are going to find you’ve run everyone off. A little tolerance is a good thing, debate is healthy.


67 posted on 02/06/2012 8:28:28 AM PST by jpsb
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To: ladyvet

I stopped donating during the last massive (”up yours, asswipe”) purge.

Everyone kept telling me, “It’s Jim’s house and he can do what he wants.”

If Jim’s house and he can do what he wants, don’t expect me to help pay the mortage.


68 posted on 02/06/2012 11:33:51 AM PST by RedRover
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To: ladyvet

69 posted on 02/06/2012 11:49:18 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: RedRover; onyx
If Jim’s house and he can do what he wants, don’t expect me to help pay the mortage.

But you'll ride for free like any lib, right? It takes real character to use someones house, object to their rules, bitch about it but come back for a free ride. Yeah, character.

70 posted on 02/07/2012 11:24:41 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: jpsb
A little tolerance is a good thing, debate is healthy.

FR is not a debating society. It IS a grassroots activist site.

71 posted on 02/07/2012 11:27:08 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: eyedigress
The zot’s get rid of the socialist ilk.

And the trolls from TruBlew.

72 posted on 02/07/2012 11:35:53 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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Boop His Cute Little Tootsies!

Pretty Baby Looks Innocent Now
But He'll Be Huge and Fiery Soon
Donate!


Sponsors will contribute $10
For each new monthly sign-up

73 posted on 02/07/2012 1:17:19 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: DJ MacWoW; onyx; Jim Robinson; TheOldLady

I love it when the cheap ass freeloaders on FR come out during a FReepathon and actually BRAG about being cheap asses! Gives me my laugh of the day.


74 posted on 02/07/2012 2:17:13 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Don't call us bigots! "Bigotry" is 98% of mormons in NV voting for Mitt Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39; onyx; TheOldLady

I guess being a freeloader doesn’t bother them. Liberals demand services for free. Never thought it was a conservative trait.


75 posted on 02/07/2012 2:21:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Liberals demand services for free. Never thought it was a conservative trait

It's not a conservative trait..it's an "entitlement" trait. What's funny is that they actually admit to being cheap asses, as though that's gonna get 'em some brownie points...oh wait...I betcha we see even more of them join in on this thread...

rotfl

76 posted on 02/07/2012 2:31:07 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Don't call us bigots! "Bigotry" is 98% of mormons in NV voting for Mitt Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39

I should think that they’d have enough self-respect not to.


77 posted on 02/07/2012 2:35:53 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: greyfoxx39

I didn’t see anyone bragging on this thread about being a cheap ass. What I did see were posters trying to make a point of why they won’t or might not be donating. Now if you can take a minute to get your head out of the mobs collective arse you might want to read it again. By the way I’m a quarterly donor.


78 posted on 02/07/2012 3:35:29 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

“I didn’t see anyone bragging on this thread about being a cheap ass.”

Funny, the post doing just that was addressed to you.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2842574/posts?page=68#68


79 posted on 02/07/2012 3:44:22 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare
Exactly! Can't you read what he's saying? He won't give anymore due to the censure ship and purging of posters that have different opinions.
80 posted on 02/07/2012 3:48:26 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Darksheare; ladyvet; RedRover; Jim Robinson

Hilarious! If they don’t like what Jim does with his site, he has said many times they can find another place to go. I say if you’re gonna freeload, you should at least have class enough to not insult the site owner while doing it!


81 posted on 02/07/2012 4:00:04 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Don't call us bigots! "Bigotry" is 98% of mormons in NV voting for Mitt Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Wow, get off the short yellow bus and listen. I am a quarterly donor. I am not a freeloader. Did you get that part? Good! Here's your cookie. Now let's go on. If you continue to browbeat and chase folks away that are doing nothing more then trying to get to the same finish line that we all are striving for, but be it by different means there might be a problem.
82 posted on 02/07/2012 4:07:48 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: greyfoxx39

By the way, you are a coward that cannot fight without the help of the mob. So sick of these tattletale little pussy’s.


83 posted on 02/07/2012 4:13:21 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

84 posted on 02/07/2012 4:22:29 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Don't call us bigots! "Bigotry" is 98% of mormons in NV voting for Mitt Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Okaaay, like frogs too. Have a good time in special ed.


85 posted on 02/07/2012 4:29:19 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet
Have a good time in special ed.

Too bad you graduated last week...we coulda had lunch.

86 posted on 02/07/2012 4:33:13 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Don't call us bigots! "Bigotry" is 98% of mormons in NV voting for Mitt Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Lol, okay now that we have broken the ice. Tell me what bothers you that folks may want to be able to state their opinions about things that in the end we all want? And why should they monetarily support a site that won’t listen to their opinions? Should they just not post? What does that accomplish but a bunch of yes men and isn’t that the kind of thinking that gets us all in a bunch of trouble and blindsides us in the first place? Maybe I’m totally wrong...but maybe you are too.


87 posted on 02/07/2012 4:47:48 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

What is really interesting was that I signed up as a monthly donor about a year or so ago.
I really took a good look at my CC statements for the last 3 months ( I did not look further back from that),no deduction taken from my CC.
So what happened?I think there is also some bookkeeping errors, in addition to the numerous zots.
I also totally agree with your statements


88 posted on 02/07/2012 6:54:26 PM PST by kaila
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To: kaila

Did your credit card expire when you got the new one from your bank with a new expiration date? Have you updated that information on the donations page?

FR can’t continue to bill your credit card without the proper expiration date. If you wish to continue your monthly donations, please update your information.


89 posted on 02/07/2012 7:45:01 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: kaila
Thank you Kaila, well done.
To the rest of you.....whats this? This is all you have to say? What a sorry lot you really are... and to think you think you wield any power!
90 posted on 02/07/2012 9:04:40 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: TheOldLady

If a business wants to be serious, they need to notify the person who is donating that their CC haas expired.FR has a mail function.
Simple business logic, which is not happening here.


91 posted on 02/07/2012 10:04:10 PM PST by kaila
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To: leapfrog0202

Now, we’re stuck at 76%......


92 posted on 02/08/2012 4:29:42 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever)
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To: kaila; Jim Robinson; John Robinson
If a business wants to be serious, they need to notify the person who is donating that their CC haas expired.FR has a mail function.
Simple business logic, which is not happening here.

Not a bad suggestion. Let's tell Jim and John.

Although my personal opinion is that if you have an automatic charge against your credit card, it is up to you to keep your financial affairs in
order and to keep your charge-card information current with the donation site when your bank issues a card with a new expiry date.

93 posted on 02/08/2012 5:18:41 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

That is not how it usually happens.
I get a notification via email or phone call from a business when my cc expires.
Especially when the business wants a donation, it is in that business interest to keep the donations flowing.


94 posted on 02/08/2012 7:08:57 AM PST by kaila
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To: TheOldLady

That is not how it usually happens.
I get a notification via email or phone call from a business when my cc expires.
Especially when the business wants a donation, it is in that business interest to keep the donations flowing.


95 posted on 02/08/2012 7:09:09 AM PST by kaila
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To: kaila

Bless your heart. I am not the person that you should be lobbying with this issue. Will you please take your suggestion to someone who can actually do something about it other than talk.


96 posted on 02/08/2012 7:17:25 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady; kaila

Our program automatically sends an email message anytime a cc fails. And I’ve recently been sending a personal reminder as well. We’ve had many renewals come through lately since I started sending the persona messages, but we always seem to have about 10% or so of our monthlies that are not working. Hoping to improve on that.


97 posted on 02/08/2012 10:25:38 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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