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  • Post deleted, what did I do wrong?

    09/02/2010 8:22:20 AM PDT · by KungFuBrad · 76 replies
    I have never had a post deleted before. I was wondering why my Boing Boing post was. Please let me know so I dont make the same mistake again.
  • Vanity: What happened to the view count on FR?

    08/31/2010 11:13:26 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 22 replies
    Didn't there used to be a view count next to each posted article? Where did it go?
  • I Need Help...I Need Some Information

    08/27/2010 2:44:56 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 33 replies
    8-27-10 | Self
    My pastor challenged me to prove Obama is allowing federal funding for abortions. Recall he signed an executive order not allowing such. I told him this has been violated. Please post some links proving him wrong. Thanks
  • "Keeper of the Flame"

    08/20/2010 5:12:20 PM PDT · by princess leah · 10 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 8/20/2010 | princess leah
    I just finished watching the most interesting film on TCM starring Spencer Tracy and Katheryn Hepburn about a widow who's husband was a patriot and a report who tries to get to the bottom of the story about how he died and winds up making a startling discovery. The discovery rings so close to what is happening right now in America it is scary. It talked about this hero (Robert Forrest) who had been built up by advertising, by reporters, by media to become an Icon and beneath it was a corp group of people setting up a facsist gov't,...
  • Need help regarding 'caucus' status

    08/17/2010 8:13:49 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 1 replies
    n/a | 8/17/2010 | Secret Agent Man
    Couldn't find the help area on FR that discusses caucuses, so I am asking admins and others in the know: 1. Who can start a caucus? 2. Where do you have to go to apply for one? 3. What all different kinds of topics, issues and groups could start a caucus? for example we have both denominational caucuses in the Religion section as well as topical ones (the "rapture caucus" for one). 4. If there is a section on FR that talks about caucuses and the 'rules' of them, please point me to it.
  • MissDairyGoodnessVT Has A Problem

    08/04/2010 2:29:37 PM PDT · by MissDairyGoodnessVTer · 13 replies
    08/04/2010 | self
    Last night i was fooling around with my cookie settings and wound up kicking myself off from automatic (convenient) sign in to my account as MissDairyGoodnessVT here on FR. On a attempt to log in during that time I was told I didn't have a FOCUS cookie but I did 2 sys restore and couldn't get back anything (for a number of other reasons)to access my account. So now I am locked out of my MissDairyGoodnessVT account here on FR. I created this secondary account -"MissDairyGoodnessVTer" just so I could post this message to get some help from jimrob &...
  • Why was a thread locked? Vanity

    08/01/2010 4:46:58 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 14 replies · 3+ views
    08/01/2010 | rnmomof7
    There is a thread on a Catholic Priest that left the church . In it the man was slandered and called a liar and fraud.. I know that man and sent him the thread to read.. He responded with an email and gave permission for me to post it A RM knew of this thread and even posted a note on it within a short time of its posting Why is it suddenly locked calling it a duplicate? The man deservers to correct the slanderous things posted about him
  • News Hot Topics: Should FreeRepublic add 'TeaParty' to the Hot Topic list

    07/26/2010 11:29:11 AM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 6+ views
    July 26, 2010 | Vanity
    The FreeRepublic News group has two entries: Anthrax and the War on Terror. What about a third category -- Tea Party. I really want to send some folks in Washington, DC packing -- packing their bags and going home. I believe that Teaparty has earned the right to have its own Newsgroup on FreeRepublic.com Along that lines, maybe there could be something special set up for the Fall Elections. Since we always seem to have Fall Elections, why not a Fall Elections News Group. This is not to say that keyword searches such as TEAPARTY or ELECTION2010 is wrong, it...
  • Sen. John Kerry in Violation of the Jones Act?

    07/25/2010 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 56 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 25, 2010 | Bon Mots
    John Kerry was busted for trying to evade high Massachusetts taxes for his new luxury yacht by berthing it in Newport, RI - very far from any of his residences, and surely a tax cheating ploy by this tax & spend Democratic sanctimonious hypocrite. The part of this story that people seem to have missed, comes when his Chief of Staff, David Wade denied that the old poodle was berthing his boat out of state to avoid paying his own taxes to his own tax-ridden state. “The boat was designed by and purchased from a company in Rhode Island, and...
  • Tech Thread Flame War Cease Fire Declared (vanity)

    07/24/2010 5:49:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 203 replies · 2+ views
    (self) ^ | 2010-07-24 | Dayglored
    Jim Robinson has laid down the law with regard to tech thread flame wars. I am motivated to make sure we tech-thread-heads are aware of this. This vanity is a heads-up with regard to Jim's comments last night, and I've added a few thoughts of my own as an observer. Here's what Jim said: To All: [That goes for everyone.] I don’t see any reason whatsoever to be having flamewars on FR over computer products. Those who have a problem with Apple should just not buy the product and that takes care of that. Don’t come to FR to flame...
  • SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, JIM ROB CAN WE PLEASE HAVE A FORUM TOPIC JUST FOR SOCIALIZED MEDICINE?

    07/16/2010 6:22:04 AM PDT · by GailA · 22 replies · 2+ views
    7/16/10 | Gail A & socialismisinsidious
    Jim Rob and Moderators with Obamacare being a very big topic, and a big issue in the November elections socialismisinsidious and I would like to request a separate Forum Topic that says SOCIALIZED MEDICINE to make the article easier to find and catalog for the users of Free Republic. The Culture forum is to broad of a topic. Thank you GailA & socialismisinsidious
  • Vanity: Swastika on my Freerepublic URL window

    07/10/2010 1:25:14 PM PDT · by conservativeharleyguy · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Self | N/A | N/A
    A tiny swastika appears on my "URL window" when I'm on Freerepublic.
  • When will number of views be coming back to threads?

    06/30/2010 1:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Vanity | June 30, 2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Like to know how many people have viewed a particular thread, whether mine or someone else's, so I'm curious if we'll see that feature return.
  • I just found out that Free Republic is on Facebook!

    06/23/2010 12:42:44 PM PDT · by gimme1ibertee · 21 replies
    Facebook | 6/23/10 | me
    Anyone checked it out?
  • Lag time on Free Republic

    06/22/2010 6:35:13 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 83 replies · 1+ views
    6/22/10 | antidemoncrat
    For the last few days, both my computers started having trouble loading Free Republic pages, sometimes taking several minutes. I've noticed more than usual multiple postings for the same Freepers which tells me they are having the same problems. Has this been a problem with other users or it it just my problem? Thanks
  • What's wrong with FR system?

    06/22/2010 1:16:02 PM PDT · by NJ_Tom · 58 replies
    Ever since Saturday, 19Jun2010, I've been having a heck of a time accessing FR. I was unable to get on at all over the weekend, despite multiple attempts. Are we under attack by the Obamabots?
  • Mods, FR geeks and newbies, over here please! (FR technical Q&A)

    06/21/2010 2:59:11 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Since there are plenty of folks who find FR confusing to navigate, especially newbies, how about some technical links to help us out?
  • Free Republic Will Not Load on PC just MAC

    06/21/2010 10:36:47 AM PDT · by honestabe010 · 53 replies
    Is anyone else having a problem getting on Free Republic or know why Free Republic will not load on my PC. I can only get to the website on my MAC. Everything other website working fine on my PC. Anyone who is experiencing difficulty is probably not able to get on to respond so this may be futile. But if anyone has an idea let know.
  • Denial of Service Attack on FR?

    06/21/2010 5:32:40 AM PDT · by sam_paine · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Alexa Internet Stats ^ | 6/21/2010 | Alexa
    "A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely." Just asking... Plenty of articles on here lately like the gentleman who painted a sign on a truck in his cornfield, and someone who didn't like the message set it ablaze. If...
  • Disappearing Postings

    06/18/2010 8:57:28 PM PDT · by doc1019 · 90 replies · 1,504+ views
    Over the many years that I have been a member of FR, I have been assured that no thread is dumped without an explanation given. In the last hour, I have watched sever posted threads disappear without explanation. What the heck ... Mods on a rampage? This posting will disappear in 3 ... 2 ... 1
  • Regarding all these cheatin' Algore threads

    06/15/2010 1:21:26 PM PDT · by BubbaBasher · 7 replies · 764+ views
    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting
  • Regarding all these cheatin' Algore threads

    06/15/2010 1:12:54 PM PDT · by cll · 10 replies · 807+ views
    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting
  • Where Was Reid&Pelosi During Oil Spill? Why Didn't MSM Bring Up There Whereabouts?

    06/11/2010 4:38:18 AM PDT · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 7 replies · 228+ views
    Lets Go Back To The Summer Of 2009.Obama,Reid&Pelosi were rushing every Senator to SIGN THE BILL!!! Or the world will end as we know it. But now with the gulf in peril and eastern shores waiting for their share of the Obama/BP Oil Spill,NOT ONE PEEP OUT OF REID/PELOSI!!. Can we all just assume that their paychecks&living off our tax dollars is their priority and want nothing to do with this oil spill?Just blame Bush&Cheney? These are our leaders?
  • Proposed Rule change to FReeper Lexicon (RE: Helen Thomas)

    06/07/2010 10:40:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 66 replies · 123+ views
    07 JUNE 10 | dcbryan1
    Whereas, being a pre-millenial freeper, do propose the following changes to The 2010 and subsequent FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) Pic Rule - Unofficial, but strictly enforced rule that pictures of unpleasant liberal women must be accompanied by pictures of beautiful women; if beautiful women are mentioned a picture must follow (and inevitably controlled by Helen Thomas) (thanks NonLinear and dinasour). Specific rules follow: 1. If your post mentions Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin, you must post a pic of her. Example: ......"Ann Coulter"=..."Michelle Malkin"= 2. Female equivalent to the Ann Coulter rule. The Bibi (Netanyahu) and Bill Sammon's...
  • Enhancement Request for the ability to examine various sets of metrics for a single thread?

    06/05/2010 11:29:16 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies · 438+ views
    Free Republic software focus group ^ | 06.06.2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    Dear JimRob and JohnRob: It would be extremely helpful to have a new feature in-thread to provide us with the ability to examine some of the following metrics-like data for a single thread. - the number of unique freepers commenting to the thread. - a list of the top three to five freepers who posted on the thread, measured by # of posts. - an easy link to retrieve the comments posted in-thread by a user-specified freeper. For those threads with a large number of comments, it is sometimes tedious and difficult to calculate such metrics on one's own. Such...
  • 4 more sites sued over alleged R-J copyright infringements.

    05/20/2010 6:10:40 PM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies · 340+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Published Thursday, May 20, 2010 | 9:27 a.m. | By Steve Green
    Four more website operators were hit with copyright infringement lawsuits Wednesday and Thursday alleging they copied and displayed Las Vegas Review-Journal stories without authorization. In one case filed in Las Vegas federal court, Righthaven LLC sued Portside Inc., a New York City nonprofit, and Portside official Barry Cohen, alleging that in February they posted on Portside's website a Review-Journal story about layoffs. Righthaven is a Las Vegas company that this year obtained copyrights to Review-Journal stories and has now sued 18 website operators claiming they infringed on those copyrights by posting -- without authorization -- R-J stories.
  • Huge Shave Head Woman Picture

    05/15/2010 9:33:50 AM PDT · by Tainan · 43 replies · 2,115+ views
    FR ^ | today | self
    I am tired of seeing this HUGE picture of this shave head woman on each thread I click on.
  • Activity tab disabled?

    04/30/2010 7:10:06 PM PDT · by delacoert · 5 replies · 195+ views
    Has the activity tab been disabled? site malfunction? The results under the Activity tab are: Your query returns no results.
  • Wot iz a zot?

    04/13/2010 4:50:53 PM PDT · by SouthDixie · 106 replies · 1,902+ views
    today | moi
    Wot Iz A Zot?
  • How long do my posts have to be approved?

    04/10/2010 7:57:59 PM PDT · by Stumpy911 · 132 replies · 2,289+ views
    4-10-2010 | Stumpy911
    So do posts always have an approval period? It kinda sucks when you're trying to keep up with the current events. If not, how many post before my post will show immediately?
  • Proper posting Q&A? - Posting Help

    04/06/2010 2:49:24 PM PDT · by OR Patriot · 18 replies · 411+ views
    Hey all. I am relatively new to posting at Free Republic although I have donated and read posts for years. Ironically I have posted to blogs and all other types of groups but I have not had much luck getting my posts published on FR. Is there some guidance I can follow that will help me better place my posts? I can't find a Q&A or other guide. For example, if you a referencing a news article should you post it only under News or under other topic headings as well. Finally, do all the posts end up in the...
  • what happened to the fund raiser?

    04/05/2010 9:35:45 AM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 10 replies · 665+ views
    april 5 2010 | beebuster2000
    wasnt there a fund raiser thread up a couple days ago at only around 10%?
  • The Helen Thomas pictures thrown into so many threads are tiresome

    04/01/2010 8:24:51 AM PDT · by tlb · 172 replies · 3,811+ views
    Apr 1, 2010 | self
    Inspired by an interesting thread regarding an actor who refused to do love scenes with an attractive female actress. Inevitably somebody thinks its "funny" to throw in a picture of Helen Thomas. This extremely tiresome "joke" has been run into the ground. Looking it up she was born in 1920. So every day someone feels the need to point how that a 90 year old woman isn't a babe. And we have to shout that out a dozen times a day in threads that have no relation whatsoever to the Washington Press Corps. Aren't we so clever. It's nothing clever,...
  • Signed Document To Israel (A How To Vanity)

    03/25/2010 8:46:38 PM PDT · by plinyelder · 10 replies · 238+ views
    After all of the disgusting abuse that has been heaped upon Benjamin Netanyahu and most especially Israel, are there any long time Freepers or a moderator that could come up with a document that all of us could sign saying: "The Black Muslim who holds the office of The President Of The United States, at this moment in time Does Not represent the Majority of Americans". (You can leave out the Black Muslim part if you wish) It probably wouldn't mean much .. in the Grand Scheme of things but .. I'd really like to circulate a support document like...
  • Disappearance of Threads.

    03/25/2010 3:18:46 PM PDT · by BooBoo1000 · 40 replies · 1,247+ views
    Myself | 3/25/2010 | My Self
    Threads seem to disappear from Free Republic Posting as fast as they are put up. If you want to go back a few minutes later and check on something, forget it. And you will never be able to find it in the Arcives.What seems to be the problem??
  • Obama won because of a shallow "rah rah for our side" mentality by "African-Americans"

    03/19/2010 10:33:13 PM PDT · by The Plague of Liberalism · 52 replies · 1,290+ views
    The Plague Of Liberalism blog ^ | 3/19/10 | Dennis@ThePlagueOfLiberalism
    It has been reported that 97% of “African-Americans” voted for Obama. How can that be when “African-Americans” have such a rich history in Christianity (in general … at least far more than 3%) and that Christianity is strongly against what Obama’s voting record and the democrats stand for (homosexual freedoms, abortion rights, welfare state, atheistic mainstream institutions, etc.)? The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the 97% identify more with the color of their skin than with their Christian heritage. But another surprising aspect of this is that when “African-American” voices turn out to be conservative, they aren’t...
  • Stolen Valor

    03/13/2010 6:56:17 AM PST · by Sarah-bot · 210 replies · 2,493+ views
    I want to approach this delicately because it is a delicate issue. Throughout our discussions we commonly encounter individuals referring to their military service as a form of reference. I must admit that I have done this my self. The point is that there is no way to know if someone is stealing valor by claiming military service on this forum. I am willing to submit my DD -214 to Jim Robinson or his surrogates. My suggestion is that anyone having prior military service (validated by DD-214 gets a star or some such indicator by their screen name), and those...
  • Why was a founding member of the FreeRepublic LLC 501(c) board banned by a housewife modmin/admin?

    03/08/2010 2:17:34 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 582 replies · 2,131+ views
    FreeRepublic LLC, 501(C), Sacramento California ^ | Happy OpusEve's Day? | JerseyHighlander
    Why was a founding member of the FreeRepublic LLC 501(c) board banned by a modmin/admin who is no more than a volunteer sitting at home on a ego trip? How many thousands of archive pages were just fractured due to this foolishness? Not only should a full explanation be given to the public, the admin who approved this measure needs to be publicly named, and publicly defend the position. THis is the most abject failure of the modmin system that John Robinson devised in the history of FR since the rebuild in 1999. If the admin powered individual was anyone...
  • Anyone else being FReepmail spammed by 'brady jonathon' for Ron Paul?

    02/25/2010 8:08:02 AM PST · by CodeToad · 35 replies · 493+ views
    FReepmail | 25 February 2010 | Self
    I just received this spam in my Freepmail box from 'brady jonathon' campaigning for Ron Paul. I did a search on 'brady jonathon' and the account has never made a single post. I don't think it is correct for anyone to be using FReepmail for commercial purposes, and, yes, political campaigns are as commercial as anything else. I don't support Ron Paul. While he has some good ideas he is also a wimpy coward that would get Americans killed. I hate spam in all forms; phone calls, emails, FReepmail, letters on the front door, all of it. Nothing pisses me...
  • OK, so, if Bloomberg is first out with an important story, it can't be posted here AT ALL?

    02/17/2010 11:50:02 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 45 replies · 1,142+ views
    this stuff takes time to post. then, blam, it gets yanked.How about a definitive procedure. Do you propose to exclude certain sources entirely from being cited in any way?That's self-defeating.
  • FreeRepublic censorship?

    02/17/2010 12:32:03 AM PST · by ImperialistDaddy · 159 replies · 3,367+ views
    2-17-2010 | Douglas Gross
    <p>I am a bit bothered by this repeated encounter with censorship on your site. This is the second time that I have encountered censorship on your site. The first time was when I was removed from being allowed to post for expressing that FOX News does not represent true conservatism, and it doesn’t.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton Validates Citizen Sarah Palin as a Serious Threat to be President.

    02/16/2010 6:03:42 PM PST · by U.S. Army Retired · 9 replies · 642+ views
    Video of Clinton in link: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/02/16/clinton_if_palin_wins_presidency_i_will_be_visiting_canada_as_often_as_i_can.html
  • Diane Feinstein caught with Crib-Notes on Palm of Hand during '90' Debate.

    02/15/2010 7:42:57 PM PST · by U.S. Army Retired · 5 replies · 600+ views
    Isn't this something and where is the outrage? Diane Feinstein was caught during the 1990 California Debate for Governor: Feinstein wrote crib notes on her hand for '90 debate Liberals have been going all Alinsky on Sarah Palin for writing a few words on her hand for her speech last Saturday to the National Tea Party Convention and the Q&A session which followed it. Now it has been revealed that one of the left's most beloved "progressive" icons did the same thing for her 1990 gubernatorial debate against Pete Wilson. The major differences are that under the rules of the...
  • Noob Thread

    02/12/2010 9:28:06 AM PST · by wizard1961 · 113 replies · 1,528+ views
    Vanity
    OK, I am an idiot. Where do I go to read about things such as: how do I set up a ping?
  • Where did all my pings go?

    01/24/2010 1:43:24 PM PST · by don-o · 90 replies · 1,611+ views
    Little House on Unaka | January 24, 2010 | don-o
    Just FReeping along and all my pings got gone. Everyone check yours.
  • VANITY: Cluttering the Forum with Duplicate Threads

    01/22/2010 6:32:30 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 104 replies · 1,724+ views
    Me | 01/22/2010 | Charles
    I'm writing to address a problem of increasing scope -- duplicate threads. Let me be clear: I'm not talking about the rare threads that are blessed by management, and are duplicated because of their critical importance. I'm talking about the everyday duplication of the same story over and over again. There are several reasons I see for us getting duplicate threads: people thinking they get special credit for being "first to post", so multiple people post a breaking story. people who are too lazy to search People who think they are too important to search. bloggers who think that if...
  • Need Instructions for posting a picture

    01/19/2010 7:08:17 PM PST · by NDJeep · 30 replies · 491+ views
    Self | January 19, 2010 | NDJeep
    I'm having a dumb moment and cannot find instructions how to post a picture. I have one from the "Support Our SEALs Rally" in Perrysburg OH today
  • Scott Brown raised $1.3M in a day! Freepathon @ 40% in 18 days?

    01/18/2010 3:30:50 PM PST · by outofsalt · 8 replies · 521+ views
    Vanity ^ | 1/18/2010 | self
    The excitement is real! You want to be a part of something important? Help end this freepathon today! Jim Robinson, THANK YOU!
  • Amish Families Exempt From Insurance Mandate

    01/11/2010 10:40:30 PM PST · by U.S. Army Retired · 17 replies · 772+ views
    Watertown Daily Times ^ | SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010 | Marc Heller
    WASHINGTON — Federal health care reform will require most Northern New Yorkers — but not all, it turns out — to carry health insurance or risk a fine. Hundreds of Amish families in the region are likely to be free from that requirement. The Amish, as well as some other religious sects, are covered by a "religious conscience" exemption, which allows people with religious objections to insurance to opt out of the mandate. It is in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, making its appearance in the final version routine unless there are last-minute objections. Although the...
  • FR Technical Support Needed - Help Please

    12/16/2009 3:43:50 PM PST · by Brytani · 43 replies · 880+ views
    Self | 12/16/09 | Brytani
    I am in need of technical support. I am registered on my State Board, Florida, and have always received forum messages at the top of my Latest Articles page. Without having made any changes, I am no longer receiving Local/Florida messages anywhere. Is anyone else having this same problem or can someone assist me in figuring out why I'm not longer receiving these messages?