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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day 9-04-02
Billie and daisyscarlett

Posted on 09/04/2002 6:04:19 AM PDT by daisyscarlett




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

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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





                     







ONE OF FR'S FINEST

"Alamo-Girl"
Freeper since 3/14/98

"Do you Remember the Alamo?"

Alamo-Girl will likely never forget the Alamo. She was born and raised in San Antonio TX and lived there for many years. She now resides in Illinois but still flies the flag of Texas on her Profile Page.

Alamo-Girl is being featured as One of FR's Finest because of her contributions to Free Republic in the past, in the present and her plans and goals for the future. Long before FR had lots of bandwidth, sophisticated software and John Robinson's expertise, Alamo-Girl was providing valued service and assistance.

Alamo-Girl and FReeper Jolly were co-recipients on the first round of Golden Eagle awards presented by Free Republic. Alamo-Girl is proud to have this award hanging on the wall over her desk. Alamo-Girl enjoys the honor of having a link to her website on the Front Page of FreeRepublic (located under Resources). She is one of the few individuals to be listed there.

Alamo-Girl describes herself as "being a grunt in the effort around Free Republic, basically doing secretarial and clerical work over the years to support the forum and the activism."

Long time FReepers remember her well for her Newcomer Welcome Center and Information Desk; Freeper Profiles and Downside Legacy at Two Degrees of President Clinton.

"Newcomer Welcome Center and Information Desk"

The "Newcomer: Welcome Center and Information Desk" threads were refreshed almost daily to welcome newcomers, answer questions and provide useful links. With the redesign of the FR Home Page, there was no need to continue because the major functions are addressed there. The last Newcomer Welcome Center and Information Desk thread is linked here.Newcomer Welcome Center and Information Desk.

"Freeper Profiles"

Alamo-Girl created Freeper Profiles and kept them refreshed to summarize for the Lurkers "who we are" and to provide Freepers a way to find authorities on various subjects and to get to know one another. The vast improvements made by John Robinson to the software have pretty much satisfied the functions previously served by the Profile list. The last one is here: Freeper Profiles





"Downside Legacy at Two Degrees of President Clinton"

Alamo-Girl began the Downside Legacy at Two Degrees of President Clinton (DSL) in 1998. "It was a full time job, seven days a week tracking the Clintons at two degrees." In the early days, she refreshed the information directly as threads on the Free Republic file server. But the information grew too large (it's 10,000 pages worth now) and the preview function on Free Republic was such that it couldn't be downloaded. So Alamo-Girl relocated the entire DSL to her website: Alamo-Girl Website

During the impeachment, a group of Freepers had the DSL, which was only about 1,000 pages at the time, printed, bound and delivered to the Senators and some Representatives. The information was also burned to CDs by some Freepers for their own use and to provide information to journalists.

Eventually,. Alamo-Girl "got a bit more sophisticated" and started analyzing the information using timelines and other techniques. Just before the Cox/Dicks committee report was released, a group of Freepers used the timeline information from the DSL and prepared another publication for all the members of Congress. The DSL information was also used in the Chinagate project and other research endeavors.

Alamo-Girl continues to compile information for the Clinton Legacy but she currently has it housed on her local storage only because of cost considerations.

"She Should Write a Book"

Well, as a matter of fact, she already has. Several in fact. The first one has been published - "The Downside Legacy at Two Degrees of President Clinton's Missile Defence "which tells the story of what happened to missile defense from the beginning, through Clinton's watch and into the George W. Bush administration.

The book, and future books (she figures it will take at least 50 books to relate the whole Downside Clinton legacy), is written in layman's terms and provides a "forest" view of the related events on a timeline so you can see things emerge in context. The information is offered as a compilation of excerpts. It does not suggest what it all means - instead it challenges you to arrive at your own, independent conclusions and asks you to share your views online at FreeRepublic.com!

THANK YOU ALAMO-GIRL

ENJOY YOUR DAY AS ONE OF FR'S FINEST






THIS WEEKS THREAD
Diver Dave .....9-03-02


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KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; surprises
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1 posted on 09/04/2002 6:04:20 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Good morning to you from me and Jetlover!
2 posted on 09/04/2002 6:05:52 AM PDT by Auntbee
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To: amom; Yellow Rose of Texas; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; The Thin Man; Grammy Bear; Diver Dave; ...

3 posted on 09/04/2002 6:07:54 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie; Mama_Bear
Good Morning, Ladies!
4 posted on 09/04/2002 6:21:12 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Auntbee
Good Morning AuntBee!
5 posted on 09/04/2002 6:22:13 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Alamo-Girl
Hi, AG!

Congratulaions on your day!

6 posted on 09/04/2002 6:22:59 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Pippin
Thank you so very much!!!
7 posted on 09/04/2002 6:29:49 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie
Thank you for so very much for the honor! Hugs!!!
8 posted on 09/04/2002 6:31:00 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie; COB1; LadyX; Scuttlebutt; razorback-bert; beowolf; Fred Mertz; ...
Hey! I'm trying to get some sleep here! It's one o'clock in the morning (Thursday) and you woke up Thud, who's gonna wake up Scuttlebutt, who will wake up Eaker, who will wake up Cobby, who will together shoot each other, and this will wake up humblegunner who will have to lob a grenade at something just for the sake of doing it, which will wake up LadyX, who will insist on giving a lecture, and then the rest of the psychoceramics will mutter and I ain't gonna get any sleep.

How come there are icebergs off the port? What is Pippin tossing overboard. Has WVNan got the bilge pumps cleaned? Why is Mama_Bear putting up all those posters?

Where is larryjohnson and his weather charts? Who gave Aquamarine matches? Did razorback-bert make it back to the ship with beowolf? Why is Kathy in the galley at this hour and not in Alaska? Is the bear a Catholic? Why is Fred's surfboard empty?

Who put michigander in the brig with dutchess, feinswinesuksass, Freedom'sWorthIt, lodwick, Carolinamom, and JustAmy? What did that bunch do now?

I'm going back to sleep.

Someone is supposed to be at the helm...

9 posted on 09/04/2002 6:31:06 AM PDT by ofMagog
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To: daisyscarlett; Alamo-Girl
What a great bio on another Fine one. Thank you for all the work that you've done for liberty and freedom.


10 posted on 09/04/2002 6:32:06 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Alamo-Girl
Come on aboard and find a place for your hammock. Don't mind the snoring and smells. You've been around here long enough to accept about anything. It is indeed an honor to have someone sane and sober aboard.
11 posted on 09/04/2002 6:35:55 AM PDT by ofMagog
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To: Aquamarine
Thank you oh so very much! What a beautiful picture, Aguamarine!!!
12 posted on 09/04/2002 6:37:22 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ofMagog
Hey, Cap!
13 posted on 09/04/2002 6:38:10 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ofMagog
Is the bear a Catholic?

Is the Pope in the woods?...Oh never mind! LOL

14 posted on 09/04/2002 6:38:41 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine
Hi, Aqua!
15 posted on 09/04/2002 6:39:09 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ofMagog
LOL! Actually, I would love to be aboard that beautiful vessel on your home page, ofMagog! Hugs!
16 posted on 09/04/2002 6:39:19 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Aquamarine; ofMagog
I'm Catholic!

But I'm NOT a bear!

17 posted on 09/04/2002 6:39:57 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Pippin
Good mornin Pippin!
18 posted on 09/04/2002 6:40:39 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Alamo-Girl
You're welcome!
19 posted on 09/04/2002 6:40:40 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Alamo-Girl
Congrats AG! Thank you for all the fine work and research you have shared with us over the years.

Semper Fidelis Alamo-Girl!
20 posted on 09/04/2002 6:43:29 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: Auntbee; JETLOVER; The Mayor
Good morning you two...didn't know you two were a couple...learn something new everyday around here....lol

Thanks Mayor for dropping off the coffee last night. Now get back to work to earn some money to pay that phone bill!..lol...


21 posted on 09/04/2002 6:49:19 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Pippin
Good morning Pip. When I posted this article and plugged in my ping list-I got a nice little message saying "No such poster as ClaraSuzanne"...I had not changed my ping list since you changed your name...
22 posted on 09/04/2002 6:50:48 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Good Morning, Daisy!
23 posted on 09/04/2002 6:50:59 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: daisyscarlett
LOL!!

Now you know!

24 posted on 09/04/2002 6:51:52 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: daisyscarlett
The bench-strength of Free Republic.com never ceases to amaze me. No other website will ever come close. Alamo Girl's research talent and dedication is without peer.

God bless you, AG, for what you do and who you are!

Leni

25 posted on 09/04/2002 6:52:05 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Alamo-Girl
Good morning. Congratulations, again, on all you do. Now that you are here, you can take a well deserved bow....


26 posted on 09/04/2002 6:55:15 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Good morning Daisy.


27 posted on 09/04/2002 6:58:20 AM PDT by Aeronaut
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To: ofMagog

28 posted on 09/04/2002 6:59:09 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie; Mama_Bear
The top of the mornin' to you ladies. Please enjoy a glorious day.
29 posted on 09/04/2002 6:59:54 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: Alamo-Girl; LadyX; Billie; lodwick; daisyscarlett; Flyer; humblegunner; COB1; ofMagog; ladyinred; ..

Click on the pic

30 posted on 09/04/2002 7:00:18 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: daisyscarlett; Alamo-Girl
YEEEE-HAWWWWW!! Way to go, Alamo-Girl, perhaps the FReeper of the Half-Decade!!

FReegards...MUD

31 posted on 09/04/2002 7:00:21 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: daisyscarlett

Saluting: ALAMO-GIRL

32 posted on 09/04/2002 7:04:17 AM PDT by Militiaman7
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie; Mama_Bear; Alamo-Girl
Good Morning, Ladies. I was hoping we would get Alamo Girl as our featured A Few of FR's Finest...

I have spent countless hours scouring through the DSL. Each time grateful that AG put all the information together in one place.

Thanks, Alamo Girl. You are truly one of FR's Finest... Congratulations!!!

33 posted on 09/04/2002 7:06:02 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: daisyscarlett; Fred Mertz
Re: post #28

That's Fred Mertz before his haircut!

34 posted on 09/04/2002 7:13:16 AM PDT by ofMagog
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To: Alamo-Girl
I try not to favor any one FReeper, but you have been and continue to be one of my favorite FReepers. Thanks for all the herculean efforts you've made for FReepers and Lurkers around the globe. Hugs!
35 posted on 09/04/2002 7:28:06 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: ofMagog
Thanks for reminding me to get my hair cut again.
36 posted on 09/04/2002 7:28:52 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Alamo-Girl
Congratulations, Alamo-Girl. You certainly deserve recognition and kudos from all of us for your tireless work throughout the years.

I was part of the group delivering the Downside Legacy books to each Senator. The white notebooks were huge and had a personalized cover page inserted on the front of the binder -- only 1,000 pages -- well each one was an armful. We loaded them up on luggage carts and took them into the Senate buildings. They had to be put through the x-ray machine before we could deliver them. Each book was delivered personally by one of the volunteer FReepers. It was quite an undertaking. I just helped to deliver the books because I work in the DC area and was able to take time off; others in the group were responsible for all the copying, compiling and underwriting the expense involved. Some of those FReepers are no longer posting on Free Republic, but they and the other volunteers deserve kudos all over again for their tremendous efforts.

37 posted on 09/04/2002 7:29:47 AM PDT by Angelwood
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To: Alamo-Girl; daisyscarlett; Billie; Mama_Bear
A good morning to you all. Congratulations Alamo-Girl. I have apprecated all your efforts throughout the years, as have many many freepers.

Don't forget to give your child, parent or pet a kiss today!


38 posted on 09/04/2002 7:33:18 AM PDT by dutchess
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To: daisyscarlett
Thanks for the ping. Our dear Alamo-Girl is truly one of this great country's most dedicated and honorable and caring and charming people. I thank you for paying her tribute.

AG: No words can ever express my appreciation for the time we have together.

Long may she wave. God bless us all.
39 posted on 09/04/2002 7:34:43 AM PDT by amom
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To: daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; Billie; Alamo-Girl
Good morning to you, fine conservative gals that you be.

A grateful, West Texas style tip of my stetson to ya, Alamo-Girl.

I've a feeling the Good Lord Himself is a Freeper, with the Universe's fastest modem, and has all 10,000 pages of your files available for St. Peter to refer to when x42dirtpotus shows up on some future day to weasel his way into Heaven.

May this be a freepin' wonderful day, everyone here loves you. Thanks for all the work you do.

40 posted on 09/04/2002 7:45:11 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: Aquamarine
And thank you for the beautiful picture of horses grazing in the early morning light....
41 posted on 09/04/2002 7:45:51 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Angelwood
LOL Angelwood, I remember being over here on the left coast reading those threads as your copying, compilation and delivery of the DSL progressed. What an evolution! My gosh you folks are awsome! That is what inspired me to burn it to CDs and pass em out over here on the left coast.

EAGLES UP!


42 posted on 09/04/2002 7:47:33 AM PDT by amom
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To: JoeSixPack1
Don't think we have seen you on this thread before. Thanks for stopping by and congratulating alamo-girl today...


43 posted on 09/04/2002 7:48:45 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie; Mama_Bear
Nice picture of the three of you


44 posted on 09/04/2002 7:50:32 AM PDT by Mixer
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We have so many Finest FReepers and Alamo-Girl is certainly one of them. Thanks for stopping by to tell her so....
45 posted on 09/04/2002 7:50:46 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Aeronaut
Good morning. Long time no see. Do you have a peace offering for us today...i.e. some White Castles...lol...
46 posted on 09/04/2002 7:51:48 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Temple Owl
Good morning Temple Owl. Hope you and Mrs. T.O. are well and that you, too, will have a nice day.....


47 posted on 09/04/2002 7:54:40 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Aquamarine
I see beautiful flowers and hear music....Aqua must be back.....
48 posted on 09/04/2002 7:56:52 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Thank You! I stop by everyday. :-)

Being it's a tribute to Alamo-Girl I felt the need to add my kudos. And while I'm at it, thank you, daisyscarlett for the fine job you do on a daily basis here.
49 posted on 09/04/2002 7:58:30 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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Wow! What an accolade for Alamo-Girl. Her DSL is awesome. Imagine, 50 books all about the downside of the Clinton Legacy and her work isl ongoing.....
50 posted on 09/04/2002 7:58:59 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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