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  • Why was this Herman Cain article pulled from FR?

    05/08/2011 7:53:19 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 14 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8 May 2011 | Notary Sojac
    This article was pulled for copyright violationhttp://004eeb5.netsolhost.com/hc133.htmI have searched the list of copyright complainants on the FR main page and "NorthStar Writers Group" is nowhere in evidence.Can I post this article?Can I link to it from within a thread?How can I point Freepers to the specific statements made by Herman Cain in this article, some of which he may now regret??
  • Favorite News Apps? Is Free Republic developing an app?

    03/22/2011 8:54:17 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 22, 2011 | Vanity
    I've downloaded Drudge & The Blaze apps.... what are some of the other higher quality content apps? I'd love to see a FR app, but realize the expense may not fit into this year's budget. Capital project for 2012????
  • Chris Matthews now feels ashamed as an American

    02/05/2011 4:54:28 AM PST · by okconservative · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Morning Joe ^ | 02/04/11 | JKSHaws
    Check out Chris Matthews who now decides he is ashamed as an American on how we are dealing with our ally Egypt. Guess Chris is starting to see what we all see. I love his line about "We can't even do transactions right."
  • Freerepublic NEEDS your help(Vanity)

    01/16/2011 11:08:11 AM PST · by Randy Larsen · 14 replies
    Me | 1/16/2010 | Randy Larsen
    Freerepublic is stuck at 39%. Break out the wallet!
  • Why is Free Rep time hack 16 mins in the future????

    12/29/2010 2:13:22 PM PST · by Robe · 84 replies · 15+ views
    12/29/10 | Robe
    Time of post 4:56 (EST
  • Hey, moderator!

    12/21/2010 6:11:08 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 122 replies · 13+ views
    SELF | Dec. 21, 2010 | swampsniper
    I've just noticed a question mark appearing after my signature, what's up? I have changed my email address, is that in question?Is this gonna be a hugh and series issue?
  • Vanity: Any one know why FR won't allow links to Northeast Intelligence Network? Just curious.

    11/24/2010 6:14:21 AM PST · by DManA · 21 replies
    Vanity | November 11, 2010 | Self
    Is it a Bogus bunch?
  • Facebook links buttons on FR

    11/18/2010 2:19:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 56 replies · 1+ views
    SandRat
    Just curious, why is ther facebook links on FR for Like? I personnaly don't like Facebook and refuse to use it. I also sind FR having it annoying. I don't know ho other FReepers feel about this but would like to now why FR chose to add it.
  • Don't let FreeRepublic become DemocratUnderground.

    11/18/2010 10:38:27 AM PST · by Democrats hate too much · 648 replies
    11/18/2010 | Me
    Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-liberty constitutional conservative activist web site. Those who cannot live with that should simply stay away!! (saves wear and tear on my zot button - bitterly clinging redneck, Jim) Romney is an unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore! Just to be absolutely clear, there will never ever be a RINO Romney campaign on FR!! If he somehow becomes the nominee, FR will be running a full-time campaign to DEFEAT him!! If you wish to support him then I suggest you sign off FR and onto Wankers for Mitt!! Those statments make me worry that FreeRepublic...
  • Maybe Conservative Candidates Are Playing The "You Go First" Game In The 2012 Election?

    11/17/2010 5:47:40 PM PST · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 5 replies
    All of the 12 or so potential candidates seem to give reporters common answers like,I Haven't Decided,or I'm Just Gonna Wait Till January To See Who Else Runs{well not in those exact words}.Sarah Palin gave us that impression when asked.She is going to wait to see who declares his candidacy this winter.It's just like a child's game,"OK,Who Wants To Go First?"or,"I Dare You"(more like,dare you to run)Can You Imagine all 12 Candidates Playing"Spin The Bottle"? To see which 7 Candidates will run in 2012?(well we can assume all of them want the bottle to point to Sexy Sarah!)
  • Obama Spends Two Billion On Asian Vacation,Comes Back,DOW Tanks Back To 11,000.Anyone Furious?

    11/16/2010 1:27:06 PM PST · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 20 replies
    Obama Approves Of Spending Two Billion On A "Risky Business Trip",Yet Wont Cut Taxes For The Rich? And his excuse is,"We Can't Afford To Cut Taxes For The Wealthy", BUT IT'S OKAY TO P....SS OFF TWO BILLION DOLLARS On An Asian Vacation? In hopes to create jobs here? When you hear about what caused the DOW to drop to 11,000 today, Aren't all of you OUTRAGED? !!!
  • Copyright question/problem

    11/13/2010 10:35:19 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 9 replies
    Me | 111310 | Vanity
    I'm trying to post a link only to a news story from a Gannett newspaper. Gannett papers are suppose to be allowed as "link only" and are not to be excerpted but I can't get the story past FR's software. This story is not available from another news source or I'd just go that route. Suggestions?
  • Obama Is Finished! So What Will Ed Schultz Do Now?,His Two Year Mission Has Failed.

    11/02/2010 9:28:39 PM PDT · by JohnThune2012 · 7 replies
    Ed Schultz has devoted his "Ed Show" bashing every Conservative candidate who was a threat to the Obama Administration. 100% of the time,he just makes a total bigot of himself in front of his 42,000 viewers. Now that the USA landscape has turned RED!,what's he gonna do?There's no one left to poke fun of.The election is over,he lost. So anyone out there want to make some suggestions for Mr.Schultz's next job? Maybe CNN Janitor?
  • General advice for newcomers to Free Republic

    10/26/2010 2:39:17 PM PDT · by MalPearce · 235 replies
    Speaking as a Brit who's just joined...
  • Whe are my comments being reviewed

    10/10/2010 1:04:19 PM PDT · by MichaelP · 45 replies
    MichaelP
    Why am I getting a "your comments were submitted for review" screen? Is this new? If so, why?MichaelP
  • Hello Free Republic

    10/09/2010 10:59:20 AM PDT · by VaRepublican · 31 replies
    Me
    Please bring back thread views.
  • Will the "views" feature ever make a comeback?

    10/08/2010 6:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    10/8/2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Just asking. Liked seeing how many people had viewed a particular thread.
  • (Vanity) I don't like that donation graphic thing

    10/04/2010 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies · 1+ views
    EEE | 04 OCTOBER 2010 | EEE
    OK, someone has to say it. That donate monthly guy pointing you downward to donate is cheesy. Who designed it? The people who created pet rocks? I want to see the bird that says "Well, where's your donation?" or the bulldog that says "Drop and give me $20!" Or have a picture of the Founders asking you to donate.
  • Profanity: How small minds try to speak with strength? (Vanity)

    09/23/2010 4:10:41 PM PDT · by don-o · 245 replies · 2+ views
    Kittle House on Unaka | September 23, 2010 | don-o
    The increase of vulgarity and profanity on this board is troublesome to me. It was not always so. I can remember the “olden days”. There was no profanity. None. And there was no chat. None. The first Freepers held one another to a high standard of discourse. I wonder why and how the profanity has become so common? The rule in the reply box includes “no profanity”. Do we have a problem of definition as to what constitutes profanity? Does replacing one of the letters in the “F” word with %## or ! mean that we have not used profanity...
  • Vanity - What happened to the "Mark All As Read" option in the "Pings" menu?

    09/23/2010 7:09:48 AM PDT · by Ro_Thunder · 10 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 23 Sep 2010 | Ro_Thunder
    So, up until this week, when I'd go into the "New Posts To You" menu, there is a list of my posts, and responses to my posts. However, there used to be a "Mark All as Read" option - that is now missing. Where'd it go? Is it a 'feature' that it's gone?
  • Can't post 'Caption this Pic' anymore?? (vanity)

    09/20/2010 2:39:51 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 49 replies
    9-20-10
    I've tried twice to post a "Caption this Pic" but have been thrown off FR each time and had to log back in--are these not allowed any more? Do the admin mods just yank them without letting posters know they can't be posted? < puzzled >
  • Obama's Previous Speeches:No Mention Of His Mosque Support&IRAN Building Nuclear Bombs.

    09/09/2010 10:28:03 AM PDT · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 3 replies
    When you saw the last two speeches in Wisconsin&Ohio,you couldn't help but wonder if his selected audience members were LIVING UNDER A ROCK!Obama forgot to mention that he has already borrowed between $50,000-$75,000 Per American Citizen!No Mention Of IRAN's Nuclear Intentions!No Mention Of His Ignorance Towards 911 Families!This was one of those,Who Cares About Infrastructure Speeches! We all know Obama is desperate for votes and wont discuss most important issues that have the nation in a state of PANIC!
  • Link to Facebook on FR page?

    09/07/2010 4:41:48 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 174 replies
    Free Republic
    How long has the link to Facebook"like" been at the top of the FR article page? Or am I seeing things?
  • Why are stories about Lucas Daniel Smith being yanked?

    09/07/2010 12:14:08 PM PDT · by surfer · 555 replies · 4+ views
    The Post & Email | 9/7/2010 | surfer
    Why do these articles keep getting banned and deleted on FR? I don't understand how this breaks any of the rules here...have our moderators been inflitrated with Progressives, Marxists? Is FR seeing its final days?
  • 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.