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various links | 10-31-01 | backhoe

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:

-http://www.google.com/advanced_search--

-http://www.profusion.com/--

Here are all the search engines you'll ever want or need:

100's OF SEARCH ENGINES
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a3949b4e87a51.htm

Here's general-purpose info for more info:

Can't Find It? The update to information for freepers
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a3b508871344b.htm

LatestWorldNews ~ Attention News Junkies........ a new website for breaking news
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a39c08f670250.htm

Other Sites of Interest Besides Free Republic
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a39662bf1095a.htm

Here are our own "lists of lists" on FR:

Lists on Free Republic
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a3b6c5bc423db.htm

And how to make/add your own list for "indexing":

A little news !

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!

Go Here:

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....


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 10/31/2001 3:42:57 PM PST by backhoe
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To: white rose; AFVetGal; NY Cajun; Lady GOP; Bryan; Fixit; TLI; goldilucky; big ern; samtheman...
FYI-- flag anyone else you think may be interested...
2 posted on 10/31/2001 3:45:07 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
"research nut"

I resemble that remark...now if I only had time to digest it all.

Bookmarking bump!

3 posted on 10/31/2001 3:47:16 PM PST by NCEaglette
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To: backhoe
What do you think about the metasearch engine Webferret? It's like Copernic, without all the bells and whistles.
4 posted on 10/31/2001 3:50:54 PM PST by Shermy
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To: backhoe
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....

Too late ...

5 posted on 10/31/2001 3:51:16 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Shermy
I love Webferret! Had it on my machine until the "April Crash" and just haven't gotten around to re-installing it- it's a fine search engine.
6 posted on 10/31/2001 4:10:30 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I have noticed that many times when I search for something on Google or another search engine that I find a post from FR! All of our combined knowledge is an awesome database.
7 posted on 10/31/2001 4:12:16 PM PST by Straight Vermonter
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To: NCEaglette
if I only had time to digest it all

Drives you nuts, doesn't it? You either get zip! or tons & tons of info- almost too much for one person to digest!

8 posted on 10/31/2001 4:12:35 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
You keep getting better and better at giving us the info and tools we need. Thanks.
9 posted on 10/31/2001 4:12:44 PM PST by It'salmosttolate
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To: Straight Vermonter
when I search for something on Google or another search engine that I find a post from FR! All of our combined knowledge is an awesome database

Lord A-Mighty! I forgot to include the Archtype of all!

-Alamo-Girl's excellent collection of Clinton & more! Links--

10 posted on 10/31/2001 4:16:08 PM PST by backhoe
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To: It'salmosttolate
Thank you for looking... and the kind words.

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!

11 posted on 10/31/2001 4:18:39 PM PST by backhoe
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To: IronJack
Too late ...

Perhaps we need one of those "12-step Programmes" to aid the victims of this pernicious addiction...

12 posted on 10/31/2001 4:21:27 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Problem? I ain't got no problem. I FReep when I want to and I can stop at any time. Just keep them stinkin' BUGS off of me ...!!!
13 posted on 10/31/2001 4:23:05 PM PST by IronJack
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To: backhoe
This is terrific! Thanks for the flag. Now I just have to figure out how to use it all and how to find the time............
14 posted on 10/31/2001 4:27:31 PM PST by LiberteeBell
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To: backhoe; Clovis_Skeptic
Thanks for the links bump and ping!
15 posted on 10/31/2001 4:31:55 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: ladyinred; LiberteeBell
Thanks for looking- I'm signing off now to bed down the household... I'll be back in the AM--
16 posted on 10/31/2001 4:57:19 PM PST by backhoe
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To: NCEaglette
I always thought we would be better off with a 36 hour day, 12 to sleep (really snooze) 12 around the house or whatever and 12 to get to work, work, and get home. Since we only have 24....
17 posted on 10/31/2001 4:58:11 PM PST by TLI
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To: backhoe
Thanks for these links.
18 posted on 10/31/2001 5:18:33 PM PST by goldilucky
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To: backhoe
Thanks for the links, backhoe.
19 posted on 10/31/2001 5:39:24 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: backhoe
This is NEAT INFO!!! I've just bookmarked this thread for future reference!!!! Thank you!!!!!Have a nice and SCARY halloween night folks!!!
20 posted on 10/31/2001 5:55:09 PM PST by Roger_W_Isom
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To: backhoe
I know this sounds crazy but could you do a reference list or even a SEARCH ENGINE for, say URBAN LEGENDS????
21 posted on 10/31/2001 5:57:17 PM PST by Roger_W_Isom
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To: backhoe
Thanks backhoe!
22 posted on 10/31/2001 6:00:53 PM PST by Jean S
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To: backhoe
ALAS!!! I must admit to being an info junkie MYSELF!!!! Without the FREE REPUBLIC websight I'd be LOST on the WEEKENDS!!!! This place is more FUN then ANY date I'd ever had!!! Interesting people here....
23 posted on 10/31/2001 6:01:42 PM PST by Roger_W_Isom
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To: NCEaglette
PING! ...

see "Old North State" (NC) bump list at *Old_North_State

FRegards from Rocky Mount,
CD

24 posted on 10/31/2001 6:08:29 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: backhoe
Bookmarked. Thanks, again!
25 posted on 10/31/2001 6:18:05 PM PST by headsonpikes
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To: headsonpikes; Constitution Day; Roger_W_Isom; JeanS; Victoria Delsoul; goldilucky
Thanks for looking.....

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

Home of
... 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

Home of
www.freerepublic.com/perl/profile?op=show&user=Cagey - 7k - 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

26 posted on 11/01/2001 1:40:35 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I can't thing of anyone to ping, but I will bump you for a great collection of resources.
27 posted on 11/01/2001 6:18:08 AM PST by Fixit
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To: Fixit
Thanks for the bump!
28 posted on 11/01/2001 1:43:06 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Bump!
29 posted on 11/01/2001 1:53:57 PM PST by michigander
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To: Constitution Day
Thanks for the link to the Old North State bump list!
30 posted on 11/01/2001 3:50:45 PM PST by NCEaglette
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To: michigander
Thanks for the bump, and Gee! That'a a good link!
31 posted on 11/01/2001 4:15:04 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks. I hope this is getting many more views than replies.
32 posted on 11/01/2001 4:31:11 PM PST by michigander
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To: michigander
A most excellent BUMP.
33 posted on 11/01/2001 4:35:21 PM PST by vannrox
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To: michigander; vannrox
---more---

How to do full-text FR searches

34 posted on 11/02/2001 1:12:43 AM PST by backhoe
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To: michigander
---more---

Researchers: What are your favorite research sites?

35 posted on 12/08/2001 1:56:17 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Bump.
36 posted on 01/09/2002 7:42:06 AM PST by headsonpikes
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To: headsonpikes
Thanks for the bump- and when you get some "good stuff" together, send it all over creation with these:

Ignorance Making You Ill? Cure It!

37 posted on 01/09/2002 8:00:54 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Great thread!!!!!
Bumpity Bump Bump!
38 posted on 01/09/2002 8:45:29 AM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Appreciate the bump! We have a great resource here, and a fine tool for educating those who don't know all the stuff we run across here.
39 posted on 01/09/2002 9:06:21 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
a fine tool for educating those who don't know all the stuff we run across here.

Absolutely! My little brother and sister now uses FreeRepublic for research when they do reports and current events at school. :)

40 posted on 01/09/2002 2:27:26 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Funny you mention that- one reason I feel fairly hopeful about the new generation is my nieces- they tell me, "Thanks, Uncle John, but I'll get my own news..." and then do their own research- mainly via the web.

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.

41 posted on 01/09/2002 4:11:58 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
When I was a kid, I could've cared less about politics and all. When I turned 18, I registered as a Democrat, because the Democrats had better looking candidates. And then when I voted, I voted for the guy that seemed the nicest. Ross Perot was the first one to grab my attention and make me think. Bill Clinton turned me against the Demoncrats and into a Conservative. That's one thing I do thank Clinton for! LOL.

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

42 posted on 01/09/2002 7:49:42 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Alamo-Girl;Yellow Rose of Texas;amom;AuntB;68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Hiya fellow FResearchers!!! Here's a good thread to look at.
43 posted on 01/09/2002 7:52:18 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: backhoe
bump
44 posted on 01/09/2002 8:00:00 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Bump in the night;GOPJ
Appreciate the bumps & pings....

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...

45 posted on 01/10/2002 1:23:41 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Bump in the night
Thanks for the heads up!
46 posted on 01/10/2002 6:51:59 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: backhoe
bttt
47 posted on 01/10/2002 7:13:12 AM PST by LiberteeBell
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To: LiberteeBell
Appreciate the bump!
48 posted on 01/10/2002 7:45:46 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
people support the candidate who looks & sounds the best on TV- actual competence, character, and ability have little to do with it.

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

49 posted on 01/11/2002 11:49:02 AM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Well, I've seen so many reasons ( Perot, vote fraud [undetected back then], the "read my lips" thing....) but I really think the fact that 90% of the press, and likely 90% of the entertainment industry ( they tell people what's cool, what's desirable to feel, etc. ) were madly in love with the clintons was a major reason. Even now most of 'em love the Fraud- look at how they are drooling over Enron being "bigger than Whitewater." It's obscene.
50 posted on 01/11/2002 11:59:35 AM PST by backhoe
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