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FReeper Marketplace? Going Galt the Right Way.
my brain | 11/09/2012 | rmdupree

Posted on 11/09/2012 5:44:02 AM PST by RMDupree

What do you all think of having JR post a FReeper Marketplace on the Home Page?

FReeper business owners could pay JR a fee (which would help with the FReepathons) and at the same time, we could choose to do business with other like-minded folks.

If you own a business, this would be a good way to advertise and get the kind of customers you really want to serve. And I, as a consumer, would know that my money is going to support a FReeper and not some Obama drone.

Another positive to this would be that if things do get bad, or if we want to "go Galt", bartering could also be an effective method of payment.

I'm all about networking at this point since I believe we need to lean on each other more than ever at this point and try to do ZERO business with anyone who supported Obama.

What say you?


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Forgive the vanity post - I never do this....but I would love to spend what little money I have in the "right" way.
1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:44:04 AM PST by RMDupree
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To: RMDupree

I’ve been galt for 4 frigging years I have a wife who keeps wanting Romney to win because she wants her Fridge, dishwasher etc.
Now it will be another 4 years unless the GOP gets some balls and looks at these resutls which do not add up and where there has been massive rigged elections


2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:45:57 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RMDupree

I think it’s a great idea and I’ll bet a lot of others do to.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:46:41 AM PST by Josephat
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To: manc

“I’ve been galt for 4 frigging years I have a wife who keeps wanting Romney to win because she wants her Fridge, dishwasher etc.Now it will be another 4 years unless the GOP gets some balls and looks at these resutls which do not add up and where there has been massive rigged elections”
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John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. Nuff said!


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:47:41 AM PST by Artcore
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To: RMDupree

I would be interested, BUT:

I am concerned that trolls would get wind of this and try to either participate in it or trash us.

I kind of like the anonymity of this forum.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:49:13 AM PST by free-n-TX
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To: RMDupree

I’m in! I would love to do business with those I know I can respect. People who have no interest in seeing harm come to me and mine. It’s a great idea. We could put our cars up for sale here instead of the paper, used instruments, canned goods and all sorts of advertisements. We could also put up ads for music lessons and tutoring etc. It would be a great idea!


6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:49:47 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: RMDupree

I’ve brought it up myself but JimRob doesn’t really want to get into it.

However I don’t think he minds a little advertizing on your homepage.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 5:50:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: manc

Yep, same here. I eased a bit off of the Galt these past few months. Now I’m back on the iron rations again. :)


8 posted on 11/09/2012 5:50:47 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: formosa

Indeed. I think this is a great idea.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:51:23 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: RMDupree
I can support the idea. One problem: It's on a public website. If commerce is conducted here for cash and the IRS sees someone being successful, they *may* want the login ID / IP Address of those conducting commerce on here to pursue tax payments from them.

I can also see that having Jim charge for those who may post their goods & services on here having some tax implications for him also.

Those of course are details that will need to be thought through and worked out, but I like the idea. I'm all for anything that starves the beast of revenue.

10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:51:45 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: free-n-TX

That was the only real drawback I came up with too.

If the ad was a link to your FReepmail though, you could check the FReeper profile to see how long they have been with FR, posting history, etc.

That would weed out all but the most persistent of trolls.

And I wasn’t thinking business owners would post an ad with the name and address of their business, but rather - type of business and state.

For example:

Mechanic - South Carolina.

I would click the link and it would take me to the FReepmail page where I could ask for details on location and make an appointment.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:53:54 AM PST by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: RMDupree

buy usa or used if you can so you dont feed chi coms


12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:54:05 AM PST by dalebert
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To: Artcore

agreed I feel banging my head on the desk when I hear those two idiots talk or when I read a post saying we did nt turn up.
Even Col Allen west is finding that republican votes in that one district has not been counting republican votes.

Districts do not get 100% turn out and then 100% voted for obama but this happened in 3 counties in OH.

The nukmbers don;t add up and we have to put with the two turkeys talking about working with the left and I;m sick of hearing compromise like I just have on TV by FOX


13 posted on 11/09/2012 5:54:25 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RMDupree; Jim Robinson

Why didn’t you first privately submit your idea to Jim?


14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:54:45 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RMDupree

Great idea.

Freepers - I want a 25KW whole-house generator that runs on natural gas. We’re not going to go through another power failure in the cold and dark. Period.

So, if there are any conservative electrical contractors in northern New Jersey, send me a FreepMail.

Thanks

Pete


15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:54:45 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: RMDupree

I would really be interested in “Galt Planning”. How can you arrange your affairs to take maximum advantage of government programs? Can you own a house or have money in a 401K and still get food stamps? Get an Obamaphone? What are the limits? How can we live in our own communities, barter with each other, have little reportable income, and suck on the government tit? At this point, I am all for it. If you can’t beat them, join them.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:55:21 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: RMDupree

Belmont Clubers had been saying we should have some code words or symbols.

The most obivious is the DTOM, and counter codeword/sign LFOD.

But since both were linked to tea party and well known, it has both pros and cons.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 5:55:23 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: formosa

Bartering is taxable so we wouldn’t want IRS agents investigating us when they’re not busy checking health insurance.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 5:55:23 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: usconservative

Not if we treat it like a FReeper-version of craigslist.

I don’t see the IRS chasing after folks selling goods and services for online classified ads.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 5:55:40 AM PST by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: manc

It wouldn’t be “Free” Republic anymore. Non-Starter with me.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 5:56:32 AM PST by Arcy (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, people groan.)
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To: free-n-TX
I am concerned that trolls would get wind of this and try to either participate in it or trash us.

I kind of like the anonymity of this forum

Points well made.

I hope JR sticks to his principles!

21 posted on 11/09/2012 5:57:05 AM PST by varon (11-06-2012 dob United Socialist Ghettos of America (USGA))
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To: manc
Exactly.

One bright note is that Mark Levin has been ripping Boehner to shreds on his radio program. I think Levin isn't going to rest until Boner is gone!

22 posted on 11/09/2012 5:57:19 AM PST by Artcore
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To: JCBreckenridge

I’ve bene galt and was looking foward to buying stuff but not now plus if i have to even purchase anything , even if it breaks down I want to know which companies I buy from,

Homo depot is out
JC Penny is out
carbonate[sp]out
GM out
GE out

I see someone said buy American, well if it;s union or left wing then forget it


23 posted on 11/09/2012 5:57:39 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson

LOL! Good question!

I’ve never really gotten over seeing Jim as the “Great and Powerful Oz” so I don’t have the guts to bother him with an idea unless it has its own traction first.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 5:57:46 AM PST by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: onyx

Why are you so concerned that he didn’t? What’s the big deal? You strike me as a ‘brown-noser.”


25 posted on 11/09/2012 5:58:17 AM PST by Arcy (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, people groan.)
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To: RMDupree

Around february I will be arriving in Australia, planned visit will be up to a year but I may just fade into the bush. I already have mates who know how to integrate me into the workforce through the governments work visa programs or to skate around the rules. If neccesary fade ID can be procured, ironic that I am thinking of becoming an illegal alien in Australia because America wants to become a third world superpower.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 6:00:59 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Arcy

There doesn’t have to be a charge...I was just thinking out loud via keyboard.

Craigslist is free. A FReeper version of it could be too!

I’d think that folks who benefit from the service would contribute to the FReepathons as a thank you. Purely voluntary of course.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 6:01:11 AM PST by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: usconservative
I'm all for anything that starves the beast of revenue.

Ditto. Next time you need something fixed, or need something replaced, try traiding goods or services first. You'll be surprised how many times people will agree to trade favors.

For example, you may need a mower fixed. For the mechanic, it's free. To you, it could mean serious cash. BUT, what if you were, say, a tax accountant. You could offer to do his taxes this year in exchange for mower repairs. The tax preparation for you is free, but to the other guy it's serious cash.
Everyone wins but the democrat freeloaders. They don't get their "fair share."

Plus, now is not the time to buy anything. Go Operation Frugal. Starve that beast. (You don't need anymore junk anyway. Use what you have. )

28 posted on 11/09/2012 6:01:59 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: RMDupree
so I don’t have the guts to bother him with an idea unless it has its own traction first.

So instead you try to build interest in something he may not accept at all?

29 posted on 11/09/2012 6:02:22 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: manc

Thanks. I wish Jim Rob would post a (large visible) link on the home page directing Freepers who are conservative leaning and liberal leaning companies and corporations. I know I would visit that one frequently.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 6:03:46 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: beef

that is disgusting beef


31 posted on 11/09/2012 6:03:46 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: manc

I’m back up to two weeks of canned food. I’d like to bring that back up to a month then I’ll worry about filling up the car and the extra gas cans.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 6:04:00 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: Artcore

heard Levin last night, he and Laura are the only ones I have much time for anymore.

Not seen how Allen West is doing but heard he was up last night, if he wins then he should take that position.

Isn;t it sad that the left knows our side are cowards and if anyone like West does speak up or post a treat like Mia Love in UT who als got robbed then the left uses their media ot attack, make fun, call names and then pressures that person to back down or be defeated.

if we ever want this republic back we have to fight back and take the media on as well.

2012 was it, they had 4 years of prepping for this election fraud and boy did they do it well and now our side shuts up


33 posted on 11/09/2012 6:04:00 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Eye of Unk

gotta get the kid outta high school, then will have options


34 posted on 11/09/2012 6:05:41 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RMDupree

I think your idea is super, and hope it doesn’t interfere with any tax status things, which is why I thought of running it by Jim first.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 6:06:00 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: thackney

If it’s a no-go with Jim, perhaps another tech savvy FReeper would set up a FReeplist website themselves.

I doubt JR is going to cut my head off for sharing an idea.


36 posted on 11/09/2012 6:06:55 AM PST by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: beef
At this point, I am all for it. If you can’t beat them, join them.

When you dance with the devil, you get burnt.

Once you become the property of the U.S. government, you may never be able to escape.

37 posted on 11/09/2012 6:07:13 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: catfish1957

just a list which freepers put forward would work very well.

Amazon
homo depot
GE
GM
JC Penny
carbonate
ban the CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NPR,PBS news

call their sponsors and say we’re boycotting them
just something like that and then a business which is more to our side like
Chic -fil a
hobby lobby .

The left does this all the time, they went all out against Beck so why not do the same


38 posted on 11/09/2012 6:08:50 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RMDupree

Not if we treat it like a FReeper-version of craigslist.

I don’t see the IRS chasing after folks selling goods and services for online classified ads
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Craigslist people are not enemies of the state/administration.

Stay squeaky clean.

W


39 posted on 11/09/2012 6:09:28 AM PST by Chickensoup
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To: onyx

Your question was valid and I thought about the tax implication as well.

I simply don’t know if online classified ads would be a taxable service. We need a FReeper CPA to answer that question. :-)


40 posted on 11/09/2012 6:09:28 AM PST by RMDupree (I'm not really here.)
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To: concerned about politics
For the mechanic, it's free... The tax preparation for you is free

I never understood people that don't value time. For the mechanic, tax guy, etc, that time is how they make their living. It isn't free anymore than the grain from a field is free.

I understand the barter and trading tasks of value makes sense. But to base the premise that time is "free" means it has no value. That is not true.

41 posted on 11/09/2012 6:09:30 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Arcy

Get lost. I remember your nasty posts about Jim and your stupid vanities.


42 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:02 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Rusty0604

“Bartering is taxable”

That is true, and therefore you would have to keep it on a VERY local level.

The goal for me would not to be avoiding the “system”. It would be to avoid contributing ot it.

When they get to where they have to police flea markets and yard sales, we will have made a very strong point. As Princess Leah said, “The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”


43 posted on 11/09/2012 6:11:09 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: onyx

You get lost, pal. I’ve seen nothing of substance from you.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:16 AM PST by Arcy (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, people groan.)
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To: RMDupree

Free Republic is an LLC. That’s all I know.


45 posted on 11/09/2012 6:14:06 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RMDupree

Oh ya, lets reward a key cog in the “I hate Romney so let’s stay home movement.....”


46 posted on 11/09/2012 6:16:34 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Arcy
LOL. That'll be the day that you can make me get lost, nasty, deluded one.

I don’t think they really want to fix it. It’s easier for Jim and his brother to keep the $ 85,000 given to them every 3-months and claim that operating costs leave nothing left over.

47 posted on 11/09/2012 6:17:03 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: manc

Pulling various lists is kind of unorganized. I’d prefer a one stop point knowing who are friends and enemies are.


48 posted on 11/09/2012 6:18:24 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: RMDupree

Along this subject line, a FReeper on Facebook last night posted this: http://shopyourpolitics.com/

Helps find companies that lean Dem or Rep based on financial support.


49 posted on 11/09/2012 6:18:36 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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