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Ignorance Making You Ill? Cure It!
self | 01-04-02 | backhoe

Posted on 01/04/2002 1:53:26 AM PST by backhoe

Does ignorance- the kind you run into in conversations with people, on editorial pages, and in letters to editors- make you queasy?

Remeber the old saying, "stupidity is forever, but ignorance can be cured with learning," and do your part to spread knowledge across the Web and the world.

First, never forget that we have a valuble resource right here on this site:

Research & Analysis via FreeRepublic...

Next, when you see an article here, pass it on to others-- Look here:

Communicate! Let the Sons of....

--within these links for mass communication are a pile of email addies-- what you do, in Outlook Express is create a new email "group" and in that group enter as many of the email addies as you wish.... I have one for "opinionators," one for "media" and so on. When you see a post on FR you want to send to a group, minimise IE and open Outlook express, click "new mail" go to the group you want to send it to and put it in the "bcc" so they aren't aware it is a mass email. Go back to IE and if you have clicked on the article, its web address will appear in the "address" window.... just use control-C and -V to copy & paste that to your email, with a title and comments, and send it... they will have a clickable link that way. How much good this does I do not know, but at least for a while people have a chance of seeing and reading things they may be unaware of.... I do suspect that some commentators like Tony Snow on Fox have gotten items this way.


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1 posted on 01/04/2002 1:53:26 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks backhoe,

BTTT!

2 posted on 01/04/2002 2:00:14 AM PST by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV
Thanks for looking..... let the SOB's know what you are reading here on FR--
3 posted on 01/04/2002 2:10:17 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe; 2Trievers
FYI!
4 posted on 01/04/2002 2:16:59 AM PST by Inge_CAV
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To: backhoe
The title "Ignorance Making You Ill?" caught my eye. I'll read it to see how it fits with my 'dot.sig' line.

The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense

5 posted on 01/04/2002 3:19:22 AM PST by dhuffman@awod.com
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
how it fits with my 'dot.sig' line

OK, I'll bite.... I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what a dot.sig line is....

6 posted on 01/04/2002 3:24:49 AM PST by backhoe
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
The comment that I've been making regularly and recently is

"High-fivin' here among our mates accomplishes little. Be sure to post our comments and corrections to the responsible author and editor."

The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.

7 posted on 01/04/2002 3:25:15 AM PST by dhuffman@awod.com
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To: backhoe
Once upon a loooong time ago and in the time of VMS and e-mail readers 'pine' and 'tar' (IIRC) these programs allowed you to keep a file of data to be appended to each post. They became "geek boxes" of tersly coded personal information significant to no one excepth the guy in the next cubicle. Now even OE allows a "signature."

The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.

8 posted on 01/04/2002 3:31:54 AM PST by dhuffman@awod.com
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
Thanks for explaining!
9 posted on 01/04/2002 3:38:01 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Perhaps you can tell me, please, where's the 'bookmark' button?

The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.

10 posted on 01/04/2002 3:40:17 AM PST by dhuffman@awod.com
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
Sonoffagun! It *is* missing, isn't it? Control-D will put it in your browser, FWIW.
11 posted on 01/04/2002 3:45:14 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks. Like I need ANOTHER bookmark in my browser. I noticed and now try to avoid reproducing the topography of sites in their bookmarks. The FR treed to "log-in', 'posts' amd so on. JR didn't need to use the left side menu 'cause I HAD my own. Then one day I cleaned house and now have to ask "where's the bookmark button?"
12 posted on 01/04/2002 3:49:18 AM PST by dhuffman@awod.com
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
"High-fivin' here among our mates accomplishes little. Be sure to post our comments and corrections to the responsible author and editor."

Missed your comment to yourself.... you are correct, of course. A side-effect of emailing links from here to letters to editors may be more exposure of FR to people who would otherwise never hear about it.

13 posted on 01/04/2002 3:55:04 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Inge_CAV
Thanks IC

JR, I'm always doing this, do I get a gold star on my chart this morning? I'm sure I've increased the lurkers to FR and one poster that I'm sure of ... the beat goes on!

14 posted on 01/04/2002 3:59:10 AM PST by 2Trievers
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To: 2Trievers
I get a gold star on my chart this morning? I'm sure I've increased the lurkers to FR and one poster that I'm sure of

Absolutely!

Whoops! Not a happy pix! Still, it has a star & dog....

15 posted on 01/04/2002 4:08:24 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks JR! Not unlike the look on our pup's face when she has had an "accident."

Still housebreaking hugs
2T

16 posted on 01/04/2002 4:11:14 AM PST by 2Trievers
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To: 2Trievers; backhoe
Thanks 2Trievers. Yes, you get an earned and well deserved Gold Star. : )

as soon as I can find one

BTW: When are you gonna post some pics of this pooch?

17 posted on 01/04/2002 5:01:36 AM PST by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV
My scanner is down ... just imagine a yellow Lab, half the size of one of your cats, that leaves puddles all over the place! &;-)
18 posted on 01/04/2002 5:26:36 AM PST by 2Trievers
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To: 2Trievers
Would she use a litter box with sand in it? Been a long time since I have raised a puppy. I carried my last puppy so much that for the first month or two she hardly knew she had legs. : )
19 posted on 01/04/2002 5:43:47 AM PST by Inge_CAV
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To: backhoe
"Ignorance Making You Ill? Cure It!"

backhoe, the ignorance, or misinformation, in my newspaper was so bad that I do not read it anymore. Television was even worse so now I get the truth and news from FreeRepublic. : )

20 posted on 01/04/2002 6:04:30 AM PST by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV
I'm with you there- the web, and even slow, slow talk radio, gets a lot closer to the truth. I will say that my 2 local papers have excellent, conservative editorial pages- but- and it's a big "but"- they do use the wire services for national news, and it is pretty bad. Agitprop for the dumbell masses.
21 posted on 01/04/2002 9:09:43 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
"Agitprop for the dumbell masses."

This is one dumbell that is happy to have found FreeRepublic. : )

22 posted on 01/04/2002 9:33:14 AM PST by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV
You know, I bumped around different boards prior to landing at FR.... Newsmax had ( then ) a slew a racist idiots I didn't care for, EaglesUp! was fine, but vanished, thefiringline is mainly RKBA ( but within those limitations is a fine board I'd recommend to anyone ) and several others were nice, but too daggone small- I want my voice, when raised, to reach as many as possible.

Besides which, FR covers everything of interest to me- if it's important, it will eventually get covered here- and that's very helpful; otherwise I have to go to several different sites just to cover all the news I want to follow.

Also, as one FReeper put it, "Free Republic's what I always wanted- a newspaper I can talk back to!"

23 posted on 01/04/2002 11:56:48 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
"Also, as one FReeper put it, "Free Republic's what I always wanted- a newspaper I can talk back to!"

They are right too!

24 posted on 01/04/2002 2:30:41 PM PST by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV
I used to drive my wife a little batty by directing ( cuss-word laced ) commentary to the TV, radio, or newspaper... Free Republic is much quieter and more satisfying, too.
25 posted on 01/04/2002 3:42:09 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
" used to drive my wife a little batty by directing ( cuss-word laced ) commentary to the TV, radio, or newspaper... Free Republic is much quieter and more satisfying, too."

Fewer commercials too, JR! &;-)

26 posted on 01/04/2002 8:08:47 PM PST by 2Trievers
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To: 2Trievers,all
"Never argue with an idiot. Nobody will be able to tell the difference by the time you're finished."
27 posted on 01/04/2002 8:35:23 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: backhoe
Just so you know, EAGLESUP is back, Robby just forgot to pay for the domain name.
28 posted on 01/09/2002 9:40:58 AM PST by Justanumba
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To: Justanumba
Just so you know, EAGLESUP is back

Wonderful! I highly recommend EaglesUp! to all!

29 posted on 01/09/2002 10:50:43 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
bump
30 posted on 01/11/2002 5:10:50 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
Thanks for the bump!
31 posted on 01/12/2002 1:38:12 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Nuclear bump!
32 posted on 01/12/2002 1:14:37 PM PST by rdb3
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To: rdb3
Where *is* that dam' graphic?


33 posted on 01/12/2002 1:27:39 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Hey, I thought about it, but was too lazy to post one. ;-)
34 posted on 01/12/2002 2:26:51 PM PST by rdb3
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To: backhoe
Thanks for explaining in detail how to spread the word.....BTW I've been working at doing just that for quite awhile via emails to cyberfriends & the media.
35 posted on 01/16/2002 8:11:21 AM PST by JulieRNR21
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To: JulieRNR21
Thanks for looking. That method works with my setup, and it's so much easier than trying to argue a point- just link the story and tell others "go look for yourself!"
36 posted on 01/16/2002 9:03:19 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
THanks. A useful resource!
37 posted on 01/19/2002 6:03:23 PM PST by dcwusmc
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To: dcwusmc
Thank you for looking- you really can reach and annoy a lot of people with these links. The only drawback is emailing your "critters" in government; nearly all send back "Your opinion is so important to me...." semi-spam.

But even if the head critter never reads your email, they cannot claim they did not get an opinion from you... the answerback proves that they did.

38 posted on 01/20/2002 1:32:26 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks backhoe!
39 posted on 02/09/2002 3:02:52 AM PST by IM2Phat4U
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To: backhoe
re #33. Do you have something in a shoulder held model? Sighting by eye is half the fun of shooting. 8 )
40 posted on 02/14/2002 9:08:18 PM PST by TigersEye
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To: TigersEye
Right here- Davy Crockett:


41 posted on 02/15/2002 1:23:30 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
ROTF That's more what I had in mind. I'll take three.
Love the pic. A man and his gun. You can just feel the love. (sighhhhhhh)

Excellent thread. Your work here is invaluable.

42 posted on 02/15/2002 9:55:24 AM PST by TigersEye
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A man and his gun.

A man and his gun, huh? I guess I need to get back out on the firing range with you, Tiger...

Bump for backhoe!

43 posted on 02/15/2002 11:21:05 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: TigersEye; backhoe
A man and his gun.

A man and his gun, huh? I guess I need to get back out on the firing range with you, Tiger...

Bump for backhoe!

44 posted on 02/15/2002 11:22:27 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
Bookmark's at the top of the page, under the original post -- it you click it on, you've got to enter your own title for the post, or it won't be saved.
45 posted on 02/15/2002 11:28:43 AM PST by browardchad
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To: .30Carbine
Is that what you call a double tap? (snicker)

What are you doing on this thread? How can I shop for a Birthday present for you if you're going to follow me all around?

46 posted on 02/15/2002 12:55:47 PM PST by TigersEye
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To: backhoe;Sandy
One of your research links is to google.com

You should be aware that google has "cut off" FreeRepublic somehow. google searches that used to turn up 60,000 hits on FR now turn up only 400. Searches that used to turn up 400 hits, now find only 2 or 3. Sandy says this happened around the first of February, as I recall.

I did note with interest that the washingtonpost.com is a paying google customer, but FR is not. I sure would like to know when the WP signed up, and see it coincided with the deliberate shunning of FR.

47 posted on 02/19/2002 1:44:00 AM PST by snopercod
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To: snopercod
I appreciate the info- I had wondered why "domain" searches of FR were returning so few hits.

Well, I guess it's time to find a better search engine- too bad, google!

100's OF SEARCH ENGINES

48 posted on 02/19/2002 2:12:56 AM PST by backhoe
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To: snopercod;backhoe
Google ranks Free Republic's "most popular" posters (posted by RonDog, Feb. 18, 2001)

Find your "favorite threads" via Google search of Free Republic, profiles (posted by RonDog, Feb. 18, 2001)

49 posted on 02/19/2002 9:10:01 AM PST by First_Salute
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To: First_Salute
Thanks for posting those links.

I just tried the one which used to return 83,000 hits, and it now returns 5,300.

I suppose I am going to have to e-mail google and ask them why...sigh.

50 posted on 02/19/2002 1:35:13 PM PST by snopercod
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