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Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $18,140
20%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 20% is in!! Thank you all very much!!


Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon thread XIX]
Click here to pledge your support via secure server ^ | July 19, 2015 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 07/19/2015 11:12:42 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Dear FRiends,

We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air.

FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it.

We do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction.

We do not rely on advertisers, corporate sponsors, affiliates or partners because they come with strings attached. Look how they're punishing Trump.

We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers.

We are noncommercial, but not a 501c non profit. We do not use tax subsidies and do not want the IRS trying to control what we say or do. Look what they did to the Scouts and what they're getting ready to do to our churches.

This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us.

We are pretty unique here. We have our own home grown and maintained server and software systems and depend on no outsiders.

We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God, family, country, liberty!!

We are upfront and unabashedly pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage, pro-gun, pro-borders, pro-liberty, pro-constitution, pro-America, pro-defense and quite likely the oldest and largest self-funded patriotic, pro-life conservative organization on the Internet.

We are on a mission from God. Trying to put the country back together.

We have been blessed with a loyal group of freedom-loving participants and loyal donors. Even when times are tough, our FReepers always come through for us. It sometimes takes a little longer to reach it, but during the nineteen years of our history, we've never missed reaching our goal.

And we sincerely thank God and our loyal Patriot FReepers for that.

Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense conservative forum on the Net!!

And we’re going to need FR now more than ever to combat the current crop of Marxists and progressives who have infested our government and public institutions and who are dead set on destroying the final remnants of our cherished constitution and our precious God-given liberty!! Every day that the America-hating traitors Obama, Kerry & Co. remain in office (aided and abetted by the GOP-e quislings) we face yet another day of constitutional violations, treason and tyranny!!

Please click the secure server link above or donate by mail to: Free Republic - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794

Make it a monthly if you can. We have some very generous FReeper sponsors kicking in an extra ten bucks for every new monthly signed up. And we have 17 new monthlies so far this quarter.

Or send in a hundred dollars or more per quarter and join I_be_tc’s growing list of 300 Club patriots. I_be_tc sends in $100 per quarter and challenges 300 others to do the same. And we have received 57 donations of $100 or more so far this quarter. If we could get 300 FReepers to send in $100 per quarter, these FReepathons would complete much faster.

Please get your donations in early so we can wrap this baby up within 30 days.

Thank you all very much!!

God bless.


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To: onyx

Work tomorrow for me. Sleep well my dear friend.


201 posted on 07/19/2015 7:30:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic and Keep freedom ALIVE!)
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To: onyx
The heat is abating. I'm going to go lay in front of a fan. LOL

Goodnight.

202 posted on 07/19/2015 7:30:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: onyx
I'm a big fan of cookies.



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203 posted on 07/19/2015 7:34:34 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society)
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To: onyx




204 posted on 07/19/2015 7:37:45 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society)
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To: FReepers; FRiends; Patriots



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205 posted on 07/19/2015 7:39:36 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society)
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206 posted on 07/19/2015 7:43:24 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society)
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207 posted on 07/19/2015 7:46:18 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society)
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208 posted on 07/19/2015 7:46:51 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society)
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To: Lady Jag

LOL!


209 posted on 07/19/2015 8:05:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music."

Ronald Reagan




please click the pic
donate today!

210 posted on 07/19/2015 8:07:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; Lady Jag; All

Goodnight, all.


211 posted on 07/19/2015 8:12:19 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; onyx; JustAmy; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; TheOldLady; STARWISE; Alamo-Girl; ..

Thank you very much, trisham!!

Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

$10.00 monthly from Illinois
$150.00 from Maryland
$10.00 from Illinois
$50.00 from Massachusetts

Thank you all very much!!

FReepers are the absolute greatest!!

God bless.


212 posted on 07/19/2015 8:46:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: trisham; FReepers; All

Jim Robinson wrote:

Thank you very much, trisham!!

Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

$10.00 monthly from Illinois
$150.00 from Maryland
$10.00 from Illinois
$50.00 from Massachusetts

Thank you all very much!!

FReepers are the absolute greatest!!

God bless.


213 posted on 07/19/2015 11:02:55 PM PDT by bd476
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To: FReepers; All

Regarding a donation from a Freeper from Georgia, which was noted on an earlier thread.



Thank you, Georgia!
Georgia ~ Where Heroes Are Forged *






Georgia's Stone Mountain



Georgia's Stone Mountain has
its lights on at night...



Jacks River
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Georgia



Atlanta, Georgia



Atlanta, Georgia



Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
Georgia



Dockery-Lake
Chattahoochee National Forest
Georgia



Red Top Mountain
Cartersville, Georgia


* Georgia ~ Where Heroes Are Forged




Close-up out of respect for a National Hero


The Col. Robert Sink Memorial Trail
Currahee Mountain
Toccoa, Georgia


Lieutenant General Robert Frederick Sink

aka Bob, Five-Oh-Sink

Born April 3, 1905
Lexington, North Carolina
Died December 13, 1965 (aged 60)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery

Education:

Trinity College which is now known as Duke University
West Point Class of 1927
United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia

Commands Held:

506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
7th Armored Division
44th Infantry Division
XVIII Airborne Corps
Strategic Army Corps (STRAC)
Caribbean Command, Panama Canal Zone

World War II:

Operation Overlord (Battle of Normandy D-Day)
Operation Market Garden
Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne


Korean War:

Asst. Div. Cdr. 7th Infantry Division


Awards:

3 Silver Stars
2 Legions of Merit
2 Bronze Stars
2 Air Medals

World War II

In 1940, he was assigned to the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion at Fort Benning. Sink became one of the four percent of the Army's paratroopers qualified as a master parachutist and celebrated his birthday each year by making another jump.

He later commanded the 503rd Parachute Infantry Battalion and (later) Regiment. In July 1942 he was named Commander of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Toccoa, Georgia; Fort Benning, Georgia; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sink commanded the 506th throughout World War II, turning down two promotions during the war to remain with the unit (the regiment sometimes being referred to as the "Five-Oh-Sink").

Sink was also a close personal friend of Major Richard Winters.
"When I first met Sink I was in awe. He was sitting behind his desk smoking a cigarette. He came across as having this West Point attitude. You know, 'You are not any big deal.' But I learned pretty quickly that my first impression was wrong. Sink was a terrific leader, and he stuck with the regiment from the beginning to the very end of the war.

... This was his first regiment. And if you look at it through his eyes, and you see these troops coming from civilian life, direct from school, from work, maybe a few of them with a little college, and he is supposed to make a regiment out of this group?

It makes it even tougher when you look at the officers he was assigned — and I include myself here. Here I am, a year out of college. I go through basic training as a volunteer. I signed up for Officer Candidate School.

So a 90-day wonder, and now I am a second lieutenant. And this is the kind of stuff he was assigned and told to turn into a crack airborne unit. He had a heck of a job.

To make it worse, he had nothing there at the camp. There were no buildings when he first reported in. He had to build an obstacle course. He had to beg, borrow and steal what he needed.

He had to search for men who knew even the basics of their job. Of the cadre that he started with in Toccoa, not one of them was around by the time we got into combat. They were all good enough men, they were just not fit enough to be in the airborne.

They came in and were there to teach us, give us basic training and construct the camp, put it together, but not one of them was around by the time we were ready to go to France.

Sink did a terrific job from start to finish. He stuck with us throughout the entire war." Major Dick Winters


Sink made two combat jumps in command of the 506th during D-Day and in Operation Market Garden, and commanded the Regiment at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Lt. General Sink Stories

A Bridge Too Far (1977): The character of "Colonel Robert Stout" in the film A Bridge Too Far (1977), played by Elliott Gould, is based on Sink.

Band of Brothers (2001): Lt. Gen. Robert Sink was portrayed in the HBO/BBC miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) by Vietnam veteran and retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dale Dye (also the military advisor on the series).

Lt. General Robert Sink


"Three Miles Up and Three Miles Down"
Currahee Mountain
Toccoa, Georgia



214 posted on 07/20/2015 3:18:42 AM PDT by bd476
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Thank you, Maryland!



Annapolis, Maryland



Baltimore, Maryland




















A misty morning in
Annapolis, Maryland



The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near
Annapolis, Maryland








215 posted on 07/20/2015 4:34:07 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

A sentiment from the Eastern Shore

216 posted on 07/20/2015 4:36:40 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12, 73, ..... No peace? then no peace!)
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To: bert

Hi Bert, I like that one. Thanks! I’ve never been to Maryland but after years of looking at many photos of Maryland, including the symbols representing life in Maryland, I really want to visit and go on a tour of Maryland.


217 posted on 07/20/2015 4:44:45 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

When you cross that big bridge, you are in a different world. That world has wonderfully delicious crab cakes. Yummm..... I can taste them now

Then there are the soft shell crabs and one lady makes fried soft shelled crab stuffed with crab


218 posted on 07/20/2015 4:55:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12, 73, ..... No peace? then no peace!)
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To: onyx; JustAmy; RedMDer; deoetdoctrinae; Lady Jag; DJ MacWoW; TheOldLady; trisham; musicman; ...








Good morning!



219 posted on 07/20/2015 5:00:05 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bert

Sounds delicious! The scenery is spectacular. I also like the mist which sort of reminds me of the fog you see in San Francisco, yet in the photos of Maryland, the mist has a more dreamy old world sort of look. Of course I’m just enjoying photos which makes my impressions all rather subjective. :)


220 posted on 07/20/2015 5:09:19 AM PDT by bd476
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