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Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $24,864
28%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 28% is in!! Thank you all very much!!


Status: Our FReepathon continues despite the server problem. [FReepathon thread LXII]
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Posted on 03/03/2018 10:25:14 AM PST by Jim Robinson

As of midnight on the morning of March 1, the credit card processing company we use upgraded their systems software and now our system is incompatible with theirs. I'm not a systems tech so can't sufficiently explain all the details, but long story short, after lots of recompiling and rebuilding, John has been unable to resolve the incompatibility issues without impacting the rest of our system and doesn't want to risk bringing down our entire system. Kind of risky doing this kind of work in real time under a full load with no way to test.

So he's now in the process of setting up a completely separate secure server, kind of like we used to have prior to our last upgrade. This way he can recompile and rebuild all the systems programs on the separate secure server and resolve the issues without risking or impacting the rest of FR. When it's complete, the "https://freerepublic.com/donate/..." series of links will point to the new secure server for our donation system and the rest of the "https://freerepublic.com/..." links will continue pointing to our current servers and they are also secure servers.

He says there's a good chance this can be done today (that was yesterday but didn't make it--let's pray for today) and then we'll be back to normal with our FReepathon. Meanwhile, the special PayPal links I set up work for those using PayPal and, of course, mail-in checks are always greatly appreciated!

Our mailing address: Free Republic - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794

UPDATE: I learned yesterday that PayPal also has a Credit/Debit card GUEST Checkout option. No need to login to PayPal. Click the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" option on the PayPal page that comes up after you click the "Pay Now" button below on our page.

Thank you all very much for bearing with us and for your continuing support!

We're now over 83% and will be closing in on the YELLOW soon (less than $6k to go for that) and then we'll be on the homestretch. Woo hoo!!

If I haven't lost count we now have 35 new monthlies and we've received 156 "300 Club" donations of $100 or more so far this quarter!

Thank you all very much and let's continue working to Make America Great Again!

God bless.


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KEYWORDS: freepathon
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1 posted on 03/03/2018 10:25:14 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

The paypal credit/debit option without sign-in is a real, positive opportunity.


2 posted on 03/03/2018 11:06:33 AM PST by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Support our troops by praying for their victory.)
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To: onyx; JustAmy; MEG33; deoetdoctrinae; musicman; caww; jazusamo; Salvation; All
Help support Free Republic



While the donation link is down:
Use PayPal Or Mail In Option To:
Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794


3 posted on 03/03/2018 11:07:14 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
Free Republic is sustained by your donations



Please help keep the most conservative online site alive!

While the donation link is down:
Use PayPal Or Mail In Option To:
Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794


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4 posted on 03/03/2018 11:10:06 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Thank you very much, xzins!! Go, FReepers!!


5 posted on 03/03/2018 11:12:37 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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Contributing to FR is money well spent and continues to assure that your opinions are heard. I encourage every reader to give as much as you can to support this very valuable cause.


6 posted on 03/03/2018 11:12:52 AM PST by Okeydoker
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To: trisham; onyx; JustAmy; RedMDer; musicman; MEG33; deoetdoctrinae; xzins; DoughtyOne; TheOldLady; ...

Thank you very much, trisham!!

Woo hoo!!

And this just in via PayPal:

$5.00 from Texas
$20.00 from Colorado
$50.00 from New Mexico
$20.00 from Florida
$5.00 from Alaska
$10.00 from Michigan
$10.00 from Florida
$5.00 from Virginia

Thank you all very much!!

Woo hoo!! And now less than $14.6k to go!!

FReepers are the absolute greatest!!

God bless.


7 posted on 03/03/2018 11:17:05 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: All
Free Republic is sustained by your donations




While the donation link is down:
Use PayPal Or Mail In Option To:
Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794


8 posted on 03/03/2018 11:17:23 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

My pleasure, Jim!!


9 posted on 03/03/2018 11:18:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx; JustAmy; MEG33; deoetdoctrinae; musicman; jazusamo; Salvation; All




Woo hoo!!

And this just in via PayPal:

$5.00 from Texas
$20.00 from Colorado
$50.00 from New Mexico
$20.00 from Florida
$5.00 from Alaska
$10.00 from Michigan
$10.00 from Florida
$5.00 from Virginia

Thank you all very much!!

Woo hoo!! And now less than $14.6k to go!!

FReepers are the absolute greatest!!

God bless.

Jim Robinson

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Everyone!

10 posted on 03/03/2018 11:22:33 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson
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Bumping the new FReepathon thread for more new Monthly Donors!

Become a Monthly Donor and shorten FReepathons!

Let's Git 'Er Done, Folks! Support Free Republic!

MAGA!
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11 posted on 03/03/2018 11:25:57 AM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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Thank you very much, Okeydoker!! Greatly appreciated.


12 posted on 03/03/2018 11:27:37 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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I’ve been surfing around Alexa looking at traffic. As I wrote the other day, FR is #6 in its category.

Moreover, it appears that FR’s traffic numbers are actually much greater than any US conservative facebook alternative that’s on the web.

My personal read is that your software is lightyears better for discussion, that you’re far more user friendly, and that you’re ultra-fair with a whole range of conservatives.


13 posted on 03/03/2018 12:36:24 PM PST by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Support our troops by praying for their victory.)
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Bumping the FReepathon thread!


14 posted on 03/03/2018 1:19:49 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Donate monthly and end FReepathons.)
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To: All
Help support this rare conservative site



While the donation link is down:
Use PayPal Or Mail In Option To:
Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794

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drop by and say hi!

visitors welcome!


15 posted on 03/03/2018 1:21:24 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
Help keep the lights on




While the donation link is down:
Use PayPal Or Mail In Option To:
Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
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16 posted on 03/03/2018 1:36:44 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Have you donated recently?



If not, please do!

While the donation link is down:
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Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794
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visitors welcome!


17 posted on 03/03/2018 1:51:09 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
Free Republic is sustained by your donations



Please help keep the most conservative online site alive!

While the donation link is down:
Use PayPal Or Mail In Option To:
Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794


18 posted on 03/03/2018 2:06:56 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
Free Republic is sustained by your donations



Please help keep the most conservative online site alive

While the donation link is down:
Use PayPal Or Mail In Option To:
Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794


19 posted on 03/03/2018 2:34:28 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wow, that credit card thing sucks. I don’t know how all these web sites manage to stay in business with the constant disruptions from the credit card processing company.

But, you dont need a credit card to hit those couch cushions! As promised, I made the rounds here in the t-park. I got told no a fair bit and had to trade some leftover Bud Light in a few cases (skunked, so who cares), but managed to round up almost $11!

Have to see the best way to get that to you. Sending the coins doesn’t work out so well on the postage (found that out last time).


20 posted on 03/03/2018 2:42:10 PM PST by BassWrangler
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