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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day 08-06-02
LadyX and Billie

Posted on 08/06/2002 5:23:46 AM PDT by Billie

A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues;  salute
and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new
word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who
are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which
we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.  I
can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands
of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.

A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I can no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I've been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.

Still that doesn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why, in addition to seeing FR's Finest Military Personnel every day, I thought it might be fun to feature a different FReeper (or FReepers) each day. If you would like to be pictured, or know someone who would, please FReepmail me and we'll turn the spotlight - on YOU - for the day!

And do let me know if you'd like your picture added to the groups of Veterans/Active Military below. I will keep this page updated, and continue to add them to the comment section of the original Veteran's Day thread as well.

TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete
MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1

TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet

MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga

BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc

TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette

MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid

BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf

TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP

MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian

BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma

TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68

MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack

TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett

MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick,Leroy S Mort, Mark17

BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau

TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam,

dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony

BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang

TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx

MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law

BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.

TOP: Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog

MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son

BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.


~ ~ FREEDOM'S WORTH IT ! ! ! ~ ~
by LadyX

Those early colonists who established the concept of a land free from England's harsh and restrictive rule surely kept that cry in mind!

From Lexington to Concord -
from Trenton to Valley Forge -
Charleston to Savannah,
and echoing in the halls in Philadephia
where the Continental Congress was shaped;
men who crafted the birth of a Republic
kept the idea foremost in their minds.

More than 200 years later,
we still repeat the cry;
America a bright and shining star
among the nations of the world.

One of our Free Republic members chose that screen name
to denote her own beliefs - that a nation dedicated to God
and His principles could grow and prosper.

It is with enormous pride that today we present
and honor our very own Freedom'sWorthIt !!!


Member since August 7, 1998

Knowing of my long association with Freedom'sWorth it, Billie asked for my help with the lead-in.  Nothing could please me more, being privileged to meet in her in person in November 1998.  In Charlotte, North Carolina we had a gathering of CAROLINA Freepers, FWI traveling from Raleigh, NC and I from South Carolina to attend.

Our friendship grew and deepened through e-mail and Freep mail, both of us Christian and committed to promoting a conservative America.

She was among those who attended the 1998 March of Justice in Washington, D.C.  She is one of THE most compassionate, passionate and well-spoken among our many Freepers.  Her expressions on a broad range of subjects are without fail from the heart and beautifully articulated.

It is with pleasure that I add first my own recognition to you, Freedom'sWorthIt!

My thanks to you, LadyX, for being our Guest Writer today; I knew you would do a beautiful tribute, for I've seen the expressive way you have with words. You know that you'll be called upon again!

My thanks to you, FWI, for all that you do and all that you are truly one of FR's Finest, and I hope you enjoy your day in the !
~ Billie


08-05-02 Jim Robinson

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; northcarolina; oldnorthstate; surprises; veterans
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1 posted on 08/06/2002 5:23:47 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; blackie; The Thin Man; Grammy Bear; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Good morning! Another beautiful day, another beautiful FReeper! Please come and say hello to today's Finest.

2 posted on 08/06/2002 5:29:49 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie.

3 posted on 08/06/2002 5:54:58 AM PDT by Aeronaut
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To: Billie; LadyX; mtngrl@vrwc
Good morning, Billie!

What an honor!

Thank you, and you, LadyX (traveling today?), and mtngrl@vrwc. I will be checking back in later today - but thank you so much for your kindnesses.

4 posted on 08/06/2002 5:58:11 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Billie
Good morning. Another beautiful day to spend with beautiful people.
5 posted on 08/06/2002 5:59:31 AM PDT by Auntbee
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; LadyX; All
You are such a wonderful Freeper! Your good character always rings through your thoughtful replies. And what an honor for you to have LadyX give such a beautiful tribute to you.

Click on the pic

6 posted on 08/06/2002 6:12:57 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine; Freedom'sWorthIt; LadyX; Billie; everyone

Let Freedom Ring

and Let's Roll!

7 posted on 08/06/2002 6:35:06 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Aquamarine
Good Morning, it's a beautiful sun shine filled day here in Millington, TN.

8 posted on 08/06/2002 6:35:07 AM PDT by GailA
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; All
Mornin' ! Here's some really happy news!

LA doctors complete surgery on conjoined twins - Doctor
says "separation appeared to be successful"

Dallas surgeons for Egyptian boys follow case closely


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Surgeons separated 1-year-old Guatemalan twins joined at the head, a risky procedure that took about 20 hours to complete, a doctor told NBC's Today show Tuesday.

Dr. Houman Hemmati, who assisted in the surgery, said the separation appeared to be successful.

"Everyone had goosebumps at the end of the procedure," Hemmati told the program. "People were cheering, people were clapping, people were crying."

About 8 a.m. Monday, surgeons began operating on conjoined twins Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez (background) and Maria Teresa Quiej-Alvarez.

"It was more than optimistic, it was overjoyed and we can't wait until we see these kids playing, laughing, crying like normal baby children," he said.

Hospital officials said doctors were still in surgery but Hemet said the separation was complete.

"There was absolutely no major trouble that was unforeseen in this procedure," he said.

He said one of the girls was losing a lot of blood but she was given transfusions and "everything looks great."

The surgery on Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez began Monday afternoon, about six hours after they were wheeled into the operating room at Mattel Children's Hospital at the University of California at Los Angeles.

The girls, born in rural Guatemala, were attached at the top of the skull and face opposite directions. Cases like theirs occur in fewer than one in 1 million live births.

Click here for the rest of the article

9 posted on 08/06/2002 6:36:42 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; All
.....and here's a bit of humor.........


Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual logged maintenance complaints by QUANTAS pilots and the corrective action recorded by mechanics. By the way, Quantas is the only major airline that has never had an accident.

(P stands for the Problem the pilots entered in the log, and S stands for the Corrective Action or Solution taken by the mechanics.)

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except autoland very rough.
S: Autoland not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on backorder.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200-fpm descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're there for!

P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windscreen.
S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing. (note: this was for a piston-engined airplane; the pilot meant the engine was not running smoothly)
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed radar with words.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed

10 posted on 08/06/2002 6:38:55 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Billie; All
Morning Everyone - Sausage Biscuits and South Carolina Peaches for breakfast - can't ask for better, well actually Peach and Pecan Ice Cream together is pretty good...

Have a fun day from one Carolina Girl (South) (Sandlapper) to another (North) (Tarheel)!!!!
11 posted on 08/06/2002 6:45:12 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Billie
Morning, my friend =^)
12 posted on 08/06/2002 6:45:33 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Billie; xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ...

13 posted on 08/06/2002 6:46:06 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: GailA
Millington, TN is home of the Naval Air Station and some very nice people. My ex and I were there in - hmmmmm - well, awhile ago.
14 posted on 08/06/2002 6:48:14 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; All
Good Morning.....

15 posted on 08/06/2002 6:54:30 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: GailA
Good morning! I'm not sure where Milington is but it's a also a beautiful day in the North Ga. Mtns.
I love your cute little butterflies!
16 posted on 08/06/2002 6:54:41 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

For freedoms battle, once begun,
Bequeathd by bleeding sire to son,
Though baffled oft, is ever won.

Lord Byron

One man with courage is a majority.
Thomas Jefferson

17 posted on 08/06/2002 6:55:23 AM PDT by Carolina
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; LadyX
Good Morning, FWI!!
Congrats on your day in the spotlight...enjoy!

LadyX is so right...To those who have tasted it, there is nothing in this world to compare with Freedom...

Freedom's Worth It!!

18 posted on 08/06/2002 6:57:40 AM PDT by HiJinx
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To: Carolina
Good morning, Carolina! What a beautiful graphic and prose! We have so many with such courage here! It's a mutual inspiration society! :-) And you inspire me! Check back on this thread later day - I hope you will see some familiar scenes - or one or two anyway.
19 posted on 08/06/2002 6:58:36 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: dakine; All
Wanted to share a wonderful photograph I received this morning!

This is dakine's wife, who spent almost 7 years with the White House Communictions Agency (WHCA). She retired May 31st of this year. Isn't this a great photo?!


20 posted on 08/06/2002 7:01:07 AM PDT by Billie
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