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  • Vanity - Escaping from California!

    07/12/2020 10:16:19 PM PDT · by rivercat · 66 replies
    Self | 7/12/2020 | Self
    Born and raised in the SF Bay Area of California. I’ve fought the good fight for over 50 years but I’m over it and it’s time to go. We’re OUTTA here tomorrow morning!!! Tampa, Florida here we come!
  • Sit by or Make a Difference with Free Republic?

    07/01/2020 1:09:40 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 93 replies
    VetsCor ^ | July 1, 2020 | A Navy Vet
    Back in 1997 a highly patriotic man got tired of being censored at a popular site of the time. With his understanding of America's Constitution, he created a site called Free Republic (FR). It was/is a very fitting name. It grew exponentially and the participants started creating FR city chapters for local activism beyond their discussions. They were on the streets no matter the age, race, or sex. One sentence from Jim Robinson created an entire movement that brought people from all over the country to make a statement in DC about Bill Clinton. It was called the "March For...
  • WW2 Hero passed yesterday

    07/02/2020 10:43:00 AM PDT · by tomatomaster · 21 replies
    WW2 hero passed yesterday, age 95 I’ve posted before about Raymond T. Matheny, my second cousin. He authored the book, “Rite of Passage” describing his experience as a B17 flight engineer, shot down in January 1944, then spent 16 months as POW in Stalag 17. After the war, he eventually became a professor of archeology at BYU. Last summer at age 94, he presented his last paper at an archeology meeting before his retirement. Some links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Matheny Interview: https://www.pbsutah.org/sites/default/files/mathenyray_0.pdf Book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Rite-Passage-Ray-T-Matheny/9780981848914 Article with photos: https://magazine.byu.edu/article/in-the-mayan-jungle/ Article: https://www.deseret.com/1999/7/3/19453785/a-festive-reunion-for-2-vets-br-each-thought-the-other-had-died-in-wwii photo: https://jazzroc.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/raymatheny.jpg?w=225&h=307 Raymond lived a magnificent and grand life. Part of the greatest...
  • Back to Manhattan Today (First time since March 13)

    06/29/2020 4:24:38 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 34 replies
    Today I returned to my office on Lexington Avenue (near Grand Central) for the first time since Friday, March 13. Just wanted to record some observations. I took the Metro North out of Westport, CT. Arrived around 6:30 am and got my best parking space ever! There were only about 20 cars in the main parking lot when normally it is close to full and people are already jockeying for spaces in the satellite parking lots. Train showed up right on schedule at 6:52 and it smelled and looked clean. Got a three-seater row all to myself. Very pleasant ride....
  • A Shocking Sight

    06/21/2020 12:08:50 PM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 24 replies
    Self | 6/21/20 | Self
    While driving home this morning from my visit to my Dad's gravesite I drove through Wellesley,Massachusetts...the very same town where Hillary Rotten Clinton first fell in love with Saul Alinsky. Wellesley's an affluent town,populated largely by physicians,lawyers and college professors...and it's very,*very* "progressive". To my amazement I saw a yard sign (in front of a rather nice house) that said "ALL LIVES MATTER". I almost drove into a tree,stunned that anyone in the town would have such a sign and that the house hasn't been burned down yet. This is something I'll be able to tell the grandkids! ;-)
  • Windflier is on the Memorial Wall

    06/17/2020 2:04:33 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 36 replies
    FR | 6/17/2020 | self
    We know he is in Heaven and away from all this mayhem. Resting in peace God bless him. He is greatly missed.
  • Verizon Blocks FR!

    06/13/2020 8:38:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies
    Verizon.net ^ | 6/14/20
    Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.freerepublic.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details. What can you do about it? The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem. Learn more…
  • FReeper Azishot has passed away

    06/12/2020 4:40:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    We learned recently that Marian Steelman (Azishot - FR member since January 2009) passed away in November. "Marian Steelman was born on September 19, 1947 and passed away on November 16, 2019 and is under the care of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care."DignityMemorial.com Prayers for her family and friends. Godspeed.
  • FR is run by cliquish Mods and Freepers that hurl insults and falsehoods who FB you if you don't agree.

    05/28/2020 3:36:32 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 259 replies
    The rules say "be considerate" most of the Freepers are anything but, constantly hurling innuendo, names, and insults. But it's my fault or something like that so my threads get pulled without any explanation. And then the mods call me "thick". That's considerate? I'm a rock solid conservative, retired, 24 year Army Vet, and still work for the Army. I'm a lifetime member of the VFW and NRA. I'm a 20 year contributor to FR and the mods wont even answer a question, but instead call me names and insult me.
  • Farmer Dean has passed away

    05/20/2020 9:31:45 PM PDT · by dp0622 · 159 replies
    It is with a very, very heavy heart that I inform everyone that Farmer Dean has passed. He fought cancer and then septic infections and pneumonia valiantly for 3 years before succumbing. He loved his farm and his wife Becky and his horses and his incredible gun collection very much. I had the honor of talking to him many, many times and several days before his death. Please take a moment to remember him. He deserves it.
  • This is Rummychick's most recent post from two days ago. Does anyone know how to reach her?

    05/17/2020 1:20:53 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 141 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 05.17.2020 | chickensoup
    This is Rummychick's most recent post from two days ago. Does anyone know how to reach her? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3844300/posts?page=229#229
  • The Spirit of Free Republic Returns to Canada (Free Dominion)

    05/15/2020 11:01:33 AM PDT · by conniew · 93 replies
    Free Dominion ^ | May 15, 2020 | Connie Fournier
    Nineteen years ago, a small group of Canadian FReepers set out on a journey to provide Canada with the same sort of political outlet that our American friends have with Free Republic. We started a Canada Chapter on this site, which we quickly outgrew. Then, we moved to our own site, and called it Free Dominion. Out of gratitude to Jim Robinson, and our friends on FR, we provided a backup forum for FReepers for when FR experienced technical problems. And, many Free Republic members registered, and regularly logged in to say hi! Several FR stalwarts, like coteblanche, backhoe and...
  • Why Covid-19 May Ensure President Trump's Re-election (Freeper Editorial)

    05/12/2020 4:16:43 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 84 replies
    Original content | 5/12/2020 | By Laz A. Mataz
    The old chestnut, that American presidential elections are won on the fullness of the people's wallets, has been proven over the centuries to be accurate. The economy often influences whether an incumbent president, seeking re-election, will prevail and gain a subsequent term. The global Covid-19 response is leading many to think that the world is facing a deep depression. The economy, being hobbled in a serious way, will be down quite a bit. That, muse pundits across the political spectrum, is likely to cause President Trump to fail in his bid to be re-elected. While in normal times, this may...
  • OMG I FOuND QUIDAM

    05/12/2020 11:43:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 82 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/12/20 | Mr. K The Know-it-all
    this must be where he went
  • Farmer Dean needs Prayers and Posts

    05/10/2020 6:04:30 PM PDT · by oldvirginian · 112 replies
    dp0622 | May 10, 2020 | dp0622
    Dean’s in the hospital. He’s not on antibiotics anymore and his septic infection is just to broad and strong. He’s on fent patch, roxycodone and morphine #### i’ll be talking to him everyday and i’ll update you every now and then. Please put a post up. Dean Knows that i’m asking for you to put up a post so maybe folks can address Dean cause he’ll be reading them. it doesn’t have to be a funeral thread The guy’s got no family and is in isolation because of the virus. he LOVES guns. maybe folks can tell him about their...
  • Report From the Front - North Carolina Open for Business

    05/09/2020 6:41:13 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 13 replies
    My Withered Brain | 9 May 2020 | Me
    Today was the first day of our Phase 1 retail store openings. Malls and stores opened across the state to large crowds and pent-up demand. Roads were buzzing with traffic, but here in the mountains -- which depends heavily on tourism -- we saw a lot of hesitancy to shop at newly opened businesses. North Carolina actually was rather lax in enforcement in many areas of the state. Store owners I spoke with told me they either were able to skirt restrictions by creative thinking, or simply opened intermittently throughout the lockdown anyway. The creative thinking crowd many times could...
  • TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot

    05/06/2020 3:16:06 PM PDT · by TheMom · 158 replies
    Myself | 05/06/2020 | TheMom
    It is with a very heavy heart that I am announcing that the TCMS will be no more. humblegunner & I had a serious discussion about this several months ago and we both agreed it was time for it to end. The past several years I have dreaded planning this event, even though there isn't a lot to the planning as it has become a well oiled machine. It just doesn't seem the same anymore. We have a great 14 year run! I will definitely miss seeing all of you at this event. Know that I adore all of you....
  • EVERYTHING I learned about how to behave at a PROTEST, I learned from FREE REPUBLIC!

    04/19/2020 1:02:01 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 45 replies
    Self ^ | 4/19/2020 | Chicagolady
    Protest prioritizes emotion over effectiveness unless *highly* disciplined and targeted. Otherwise, it can play into opponent narrative. I attended Operation Gridlock Springfield. I am writing this because it went all wrong! I am hoping others will heed this warning so the upcoming Rallies will be Fun, encouraging and successful. I learned right here on FREE REPUBLIC, what was acceptable behavior when Conservatives attend a Protest! THANK YOU FREE REPUBLIC! I beg you please Publish them again, so Newbies can HAVE A CLUE! I just FLED OPERATION GRIDLOCK in Springfield Illinois, because I did not want to be a part of...
  • Freerepublic - Security Error

    04/17/2020 5:59:13 PM PDT · by nwrep · 29 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | April 17, 2020 | nwrep
    I am getting a website security error on this website starting today. The first time I am seeing such an error. The website’s security certificate is not yet valid or has expired. Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_DATE_INVALID Has anyone encountered this? It keeps logging me out repeatedly. It seems that the website security certificate expired today. Please confirm. Thanks.
  • We are in the process of renewing our SSL security certificate and there appears to be a technical glitch

    04/17/2020 5:40:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 85 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    <p>Something went wrong during the update proccess and we're trying to work it out now with their tech support dept. Hopefully, this will be very soon, meanwhile we may get security warnings on our site.</p>