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  • Would you know of the thread re a former CIA Agent?

    03/25/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 12 replies
    He was talking about the systematic destruction of America by seen and unseen forces. Thanks.
  • What happened to 2ndDivisionVet?

    03/25/2014 7:35:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 218 replies
    (just wondering) | 3/25/14 | Me
    Hi sorry I just realized, 2ndDivisionVet was banned? What happened?
  • Possible Theory on Flight 370 Location.

    03/13/2014 8:59:02 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 123 replies
    Vanity | 3 March 2014 | Trueblackman
    I have a possible theory on why no one has found flight 370. Several years ago before enlisting in the NAVY, I remember talking to a A-6 Navigator about one of the pilots in his squadron crashing into the Med after losing his awareness at night. Now come word that 4 hours after losing radar contact that the engines on Flight 370 were still transmitting data to satellites, so my theory is that the flight was in fact hijacked and the transmitters turned off as the terrorists flew the jet at very low attitude until the terrorists lost their awareness...
  • What is the Problem with Posting comments?

    03/03/2014 10:02:02 AM PST · by Shery · 63 replies
    3/03/2014 | vanity
    Why are some articles posted, but there is no way to add a comment?
  • Is there a 'do not post' list of writers & websites?

    02/15/2014 8:37:25 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 32 replies
    self | 2/15/2014 | me
    I came across a thread that had been pulled. When I clicked on the story and read it and further researched the author, I'm confused. The author/writer seems pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-conservative (and seemingly Conservative himself), anti-big-government & on and on, but the thread was pulled specifically citing the author's name, Warner Todd Huston. Even his Facebook page & web search didn't turn up anything I found to be anti-conservative (though I will cite a lack of religion in his publications...just an observation given the topic). I looked & looked (adminlectureseries, etc., including "How to post a thread and other...
  • I will be on RT's Thom Hartmann Show tonight at 7pm EST

    02/14/2014 2:40:04 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 20 replies
    Vanity | 14 Febuary 2014 | Trueblackman
    I will be a guest of the Progressive Host Thom Hartman on the RT Network this evening at 7pm EST.
  • Why are my posts being deleted?

    02/09/2014 7:09:17 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 77 replies
    Vanity | February 9, 2014 | Mutt the Hoople
    Why are my posts about Maureen Dowd being deleted? Was posting a picture of Katherine Zeta-Jones now forbidden?
  • Can anyone recommend any good books on American foreign policy?

    02/05/2014 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    February 5, 2014 | Ennis85
    About a year ago, I posted a thread asking for recommendations for good republican memoirs. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2981964/posts Since then I've complied quite a reading list. Going on the recommendations that were given to me(which I'm pretty grateful for), I got a few Richard Nixon books(No more Vietnams, The real war, Leaders) George Bush and Dick Cheney's books and others. I'm still to get through the last two, but I've finished reading through No more Vietnams and currently getting through the other Nixon books. But No more Vietnams really quite impressed me by how well detailed and informative it was and this...
  • STUPOR BOWL THREAD: WHO GIVES A RIP?

    01/26/2014 8:18:53 PM PST · by Howie66 · 82 replies
    Self | 26 January 2014 | Self
    Okay, who gives a Rats Arse about the 2014 Stupor Bowl? I sure don't.
  • How many of you knew there was a "four hour rule"?

    01/20/2014 8:04:42 PM PST · by DManA · 70 replies
    1/20/20154
    How many of you knew there was a four hour rule? It is a duplicate thread. You must wait 4 hours to re-post the same article for it not to be automatically pulled as a duplicate. Find a similar article or wait 4 hours.
  • DOJ tells schools to ease up on discipline, especially for black students

    01/09/2014 7:35:58 AM PST · by IbJensen · 83 replies
    January 9, 2014
    I see where this was removed from FREE Republic with the reason given by the 'moderator' as it being a rip off. That's just not true. In fact it's a barefaced lie! Do you people do any research before your arbitrarily remove an article of importance? This was posted on GOP's site and credit was given to AP for writing the artucle, it then excerpted. I'm developing an opinion that some of you faceless censors qualify for a position with the central socialist government.
  • Since when does a chat item need a link?

    01/03/2014 2:33:06 PM PST · by djf · 41 replies
    Some info has come out just recently and I posted it to chat. It got pulled with a comment by the Admin Moderator "No link, no dice" Since when does a chat item require a link? If all a sudden, an earthquake happens, can we not post it because of no link yet? Honestly I can't see posting any breaking news with these types of undefined rules. But it's ok if some Korean guy gets eaten by dogs and we get 14 threads about it... Comments? Does anybody know the rules?
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on C-SPAN

    10/25/2013 5:12:38 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 32 replies
    C-SPAN.org ^ | 10-25-2013 | S-SPAN
    vanity
  • Ho do I stop the article index from updating?

    10/17/2013 3:54:54 PM PDT · by 1raider1 · 16 replies
    frustration | October 17, 2013 | 1raider1
    I need help. This started about a week ago. I click a headline to read the article and when I return to the article index it has updated to a different place and loads all article headlines that have posted while I was reading. Can anyone tell me how to stop this and make it the way it was? i. e. return to where I left.
  • I just posted a "Black mob on rampage fractures cop's skull" (and it got pulled?)

    08/25/2013 4:56:35 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 116 replies
    What gives? Why not pull the offending posts instead of a valid article. Has FR succumbed to Political Correctness? Have Jesse and Al and Barky complained? That's OK if that what Jim wants...but I know him to prefer the truth to PC.
  • FR Still Having Issues?

    08/19/2013 6:14:39 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 63 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 19 AUG 2013 | The Old Creepy-a$$ Cracker
    After yesterday's server constipation, we now see THIS: Server error The website encountered an error while retrieving http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post_article?forum=chat. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly. Here are some suggestions: Reload this webpage later. HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.
  • From the yellow bellied coward admin at not Free Republic

    08/05/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT · by ABrit · 226 replies
    Myself | August 5th , 2013 | ABrit
    This Martha Trowbridge thread has been pulled. Pulled on 08/05/2013 4:02:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator, reason: Do not post from sources requiring registration. Okay What, you mean? Like Traitor Republic?
  • Trayvon's parents continue to blame laws, demand changes

    08/05/2013 6:09:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    8/5/2013
    Why, Mr. Moderator, is this article found to be objectionable by you? Removing legitimate news articles from legitimate sources should not be the rule here on Free Republic. And, incidentally, it's not free as I contribute to the website on a regular basis.
  • How to send Private Mail to Moderator?

    07/31/2013 4:34:58 PM PDT · by Portcall24 · 61 replies
    Vanity
    Sorry for the use of bandwidth but can someone please tell me how to send a private email to a moderator. I've tried a couple addresses but don't think they are going through. Thanks
  • Question

    07/15/2013 3:11:15 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 38 replies
    self | 07/15/13 | vanity
    Do we have a way to catalouge all of the reports of "knockout" games, flash mobs, etc where there is black on all other ethnics so these could be easliy referenced as rebuttal when the leftists go ape about how unfair the "system" is?
  • Should FR continue to blacklist Infowars articles? [JimRob reply at 47]

    07/01/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 46 replies
    Sources such as NYT, Wapo, Politico are permitted on FR and those organizations are not exactly unbiased or accurate. Generally speaking, I think Infowars presents a libertarian and constitutionalist perspective and has cleaned up its act over the last couple years.
  • Fifty Awful Things About The Moderators

    06/30/2013 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 201 replies
    Admin Moderator ^ | Admin Moderator
    There are many moderators, with different kinds of secret knowledge. Anything you might say about them (including this) will be false for some of the Moderators, but true for others, which only adds to the confusion and mystery. The Moderators infiltrate and take over cliques of all kinds, from drug warriors to libertarians to chatters, and turn them to their own ends. And, just as a black joke, some of their secret cliques advertise themselves as Secret Cliques. They have agents and "sleepers" planted everywhere. Many of these people have no idea who they are really reporting to. Others are...
  • FreeRepublicUSA: FreeRepublicUSA is out!

    06/27/2013 4:41:48 AM PDT · by B-52 Vet · 31 replies
    uh, you need to get rid of the porn photo! FreeRepublicUSA: FreeRepublicUSA is out! http://t.co/xZIbS1ZT9F
  • How do I post pictures?

    06/19/2013 5:18:09 PM PDT · by PatriotCJC · 57 replies
    Me
    Need help in posting some pics I took today? Thanks!
  • Did the IRS every ask FR for member lists?

    05/18/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 148 replies
    Did the IRS ever strong arm FR and demand member lists?
  • How do I get sidebar to display on FR page?

    04/23/2013 7:39:51 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 36 replies
    vanity
    Sidebar is no longer on my FR page. How do I get it back?
  • What's happening on my FR Forum page? (vanity)

    04/07/2013 8:07:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    My confusion ^ | 4/7/13 | Baynative
    When I go to the Forum page, (on the left side) I get the last post entered on the topic threads instead of the intro post.
  • Proper use of the FreeRepublic facebook page (Vanity)

    03/27/2013 2:26:29 PM PDT · by Celerity · 14 replies
    Hello All, Throughout the day I've been running into more and more significant articles and media happenings that I tend to share out on my Facebook page. I see that FR also has a facebook page. I get about 20 of these significant articles and pieces of state legislation (I track about 6 state's legislatures). Instead of creating a post to detail each one, I usually pick out of the significant ones and post maybe one or two on FR itself. Would it be in the spirit of FR to continually deluge the FB page with my findings ? What...
  • Is there a way to donate from an Ebay sale?

    03/14/2013 5:24:07 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 5 replies
    I have an item I am selling and I wanted to donate half the proceeds to Freerepublic and we don't seem to be listed.
  • Post removed

    03/08/2013 1:01:35 PM PST · by Thurifer the Censer · 121 replies
    I just had a post removed. Does anyone know where I can find out why. Thank you
  • Ok I have a question for Messrs Robinson and the Mods...

    03/07/2013 8:57:34 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 53 replies
    07 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
    With Ammo getting REALLY scarce. Could we PLEASE set up a FreeRepublic Ammo "exchange"?
  • ODD: FreeRepublic not displaying all posts? (Only 18 of 80 getting listed)

    03/03/2013 2:08:54 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 72 replies
    Self ^ | 3 March 2013 | RACookPE1978
    Odd observation, but it has been seen in six different threads the past few minutes: The thread title, and the usual FreeRepublic title block will display. But only 14 to 18 replies are displayed, and no end-of-thread links nor the usual FreeRepublic lower page links.
  • What Freerepublic.com article has the most "Comment removed by moderator" posts?

    02/01/2013 6:06:11 PM PST · by FoxPro · 44 replies
    02/01/2013
    I am just interested in this.
  • Is The Free Republic Site Broken? (VANITY)

    01/17/2013 4:52:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 51 replies
    1-17-2013 | bimboeruption
    I'm getting about 20 articles showing per page and no stuff on the side. Is something broken?
  • List of FR Posting Help Threads

    01/01/2013 4:54:08 PM PST · by delacoert · 7 replies
    My Profile ^ | January 1, 2013 | delacoert
    List of FR Posting Help Threads: FR Posting Guidelines by Admin Moderator on April 07, 2006. FR Lexicon by batter on September 8, 2008. FR Exerpt Only Site List by Jim Robinson on December 29, 2012. How to post Gannett articles title/link by iowamark on May 31, 2007. Way too many duplicates and vanities by Admin Moderator on July 27, 2004. The Proper Care and Feeding of the Free Republic Keyword Feature by Admin Moderator on September 20 2006. Guidelines on the Religion Forum by Religion Moderator on June 22, 2012 Guidelines on Hatred and the Religion Forum by Religion...
  • Do Not Post Articles by Warner Todd Huston

    12/26/2012 9:57:44 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    12/26/2012 | R2
    I just posted an article by Warner Todd Huston. The thread was deleted. Reason: Warner Todd Huston. The thread was from Breitbart.com. I also notice he posts for Newsbusters and other conservative sites. That's about all I know about him, except other recent FR threads listing WTH as the author have been deleted as well. And yes, I checked all 715 posts on the Copyright list thread - nothing there about this. Just a little FYI
  • Here we go again? Display is truncating

    12/24/2012 8:28:10 AM PST · by SES1066 · 17 replies
    12/24/12 | Self
    Appears to be same problem from the past (a month or so ago). Admins? how is the eggnog supply?
  • Norton Blocking FR? - Vanity

    12/08/2012 5:16:53 AM PST · by j_tull · 45 replies
    My Browser Window ^ | 12/8/12 | j_tull
  • Anybody else having viewing problems?

    11/28/2012 7:07:13 AM PST · by jagusafr · 23 replies
    vanity | 28nov12 | jagusafr
    I'm only getting about 8 postings at a time this morning. Anybody else having trouble viewing FR's normal number of postings? jagusafr
  • Bengazi Post pulled

    11/27/2012 9:16:24 AM PST · by RichBruer · 17 replies
    I'm sure there was a good reason why my Bengazi post was just pulled. Care to share?
  • Who is running Free Republic now?

    11/19/2012 11:03:45 AM PST · by No Fly Zone · 291 replies
    Who is blocking comments on the Free Republic I used to love. (Used to being the KEY WORD here). Has Jim been warned not to let anything controversial (anti Obama - anti government) pass? Have we lost our right of free speech? Yes. It definitely has been or is being enforced on FR this past month or so.
  • Turlock woman fired for Obama racial slur on Facebook

    11/09/2012 8:12:23 AM PST · by modernline2009 · 41 replies
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

    11/06/2012 10:20:08 PM PST · by Pfesser · 1 replies
    wwwartleby.com ^ | 1787 | Bartleby
    The response is attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN—at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention. McHenry’s notes were first published in The American Historical Review, vol. 11, 1906, and the anecdote on p. 618 reads: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy. A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.”
  • A Keynesian Blind Spot

    11/01/2012 5:14:34 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-31-2012 | Casey B. Mulligan
    (snip).... I explain how, in the matter of a few quarters of 2008 and 2009, new federal and state laws greatly enhanced the help given to the poor and unemployed — from expansion of food-stamp eligibility to enlargement of food-stamp benefits to payment of unemployment bonuses — sharply eroding (and, in some cases, fully eliminating) the incentives for workers to seek and retain jobs, and for employers to create jobs or avoid layoffs. Economists normally think that eroding incentives (as they call it, raising marginal labor income tax rates) depresses the labor market rather than expanding it, and that it...
  • What is wrong with Free Republic?

    10/30/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT · by boop · 204 replies
    Why is Free Republic so slow to load, and when it does, it throws me off and I get the "Cannot connect" message from Windows. And it's NOT just during debates. It's happening all the time now. Is it just MY computer? I know HuffPo is down because of the storm, but FR is out of California. In the 12 years I've been here I've never had so much trouble with this site. Until about a month ago.
  • Free Republic

    10/30/2012 11:49:48 AM PDT · by Snuph · 81 replies
    Snuph | 10/30/2012 | Snuph
    Has there been some change to Free Republic that I am not aware? Is everyone subject to these new rules? All of my post are now "subject to review." Is this a new feature for all posts or just mine? I notice I am not allowed to send mail. The message is my account is too "new" for this feature. I have been a member since August 29, 2010. I have posted 514 articles. I have made 390 comments. I have used the private mail since the day I started here. So. The question is: Is this new to everyone...
  • Science Is the Key to Science, Not to Economic Growth

    10/30/2012 7:47:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    Slate ^ | 10-29-2012 | Konstantin Kakaes
    Neal Lane, who was Bill Clinton's science adviser from 1998 to 2001 and head of the National Science Foundation from 1993 to 1998, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times yesterday arguing against Mitt Romney's budget plan, on the grounds that "Science Is the Key to Growth." Lane's argument runs roughly as follows: Bill Clinton "balanced the budget and achieved strong growth" because he invested in science. But this argument is full of holes. George W. Bush’s administration also invested in science—as Lane writes, Clinton’s doubling of the National Institutes of Health budget was completed under Bush—but the economy...
  • What happened to my post

    10/28/2012 6:34:41 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 18 replies
    10-28-12 | Me
    I posted a thread yesterday with a video about economics. I did not see anything objectionable to this post and now it's gone!!! Dear Moderator, Could I be given a reason as to why?This has happened in the past and as I know that this is a private site when a thread is deleted would it not be a bit more polite to notify the poster as to why?
  • How do I add a signature or tag line after my user name?

    10/28/2012 4:31:15 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 27 replies
    Today | Me
    It's odd that I can't find a setting for this under my account. I've searched forums for how to do this but I get nothing. Again; odd. I can't be the only one who has wondered how to do this...
  • Question about posting on Free Republic (no sarcasm please :-> )

    10/25/2012 7:26:19 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 92 replies
    Clearly I can post and reply to threads, but looking for instruction on other functions. Specifically like posting pictures, quoting, font styles like underline, bold, strikeout, etc. Is there a FR help section or link I can click on? Thanks!!!