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    05/04/2016 9:34:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 94 replies
    5/4/16 | OV
    I for one do not like the result of this primary race, but who would after they put their heart and soul into wanting to win. It was a classic battle, but Trump won. Just like military academies teach the logistics of histories greatest battles of war, so too will this epic battle be taught for generations to come by Political Science instructors. The lessons learned will effect the way politicians run their campaigns for decades. Both sides got down and dirty, as they obliterated the detente that made everyone speculate about why the they refused to attack each other...
  • Jeff Kuhner Hat Tip To FreeRepublic !

    05/04/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by taildragger · 88 replies
    WRKO Radio ^ | 05/04/16 | Jeff Kuhner
    Jeff Kuhner WRKO just gave a hat tip to FreeRepublic and all the listeners Nationwide!Way to go Freepers!
  • Time to focus on beating Hillary

    05/03/2016 4:42:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 258 replies
    Congratulations Donald Trump and supporters!! And now it's time for all patriots to forget about the Cruz v Trump flamewars and unite behind our nominee to focus on defeating the godless America-hating traitor, Hillary Clinton. Thank you all very much for your cooperation and continued support. We have much work to do. God bless.
  • How Social Media Wins Political Campaigns

    08/23/2015 7:16:15 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies
    United States News Agency ^ | August 23, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden United States News AgencyNew York --- August 23, 2015 ... Social media is no longer the bastard son of the media. It is the media. There was a time when newspapers (print), billboards, lawn signs, buttons, radio and TV ruled in winning a political campaign. Those days are history. Classic media is still relevant, but no longer primary. It is no longer the question "should we add social media to our campaign budget?" But - "should we add newspaper, TV and radio to our campaign budget". The reason is called "instant", "feature" and "cost effective". One need...
  • President Hillary is totally unacceptable!

    04/23/2016 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 894 replies
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country! America! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United State of America." Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity is our mission on FR. We cannot secure the blessings of liberty with Hillary in the White House. When Trump wins the lion's share of the primary votes, states and...
  • Palin says voters won't stand for it if Republican "power brokers" (Title Truncated)

    04/14/2016 9:00:49 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 60 replies
    U.S. News ^ | April 14, 2016 | MATTHEW DALY
    Voters will "rise up" in opposition if Republican power brokers try to take the presidential nomination away from Donald Trump or Ted Cruz at the GOP convention this summer, Sarah Palin said Thursday in a wide-ranging interview. The 2008 vice presidential nominee told The Associated Press that GOP voters have the right to decide the party's nominee and will rebel if House Speaker Paul Ryan or some other "white knight" is chosen at a contested convention. Ryan said this week he will not seek or accept the nomination. Palin said voters know better than to be fooled by party leaders....
  • Path to certain failure: NeverTrump + NeverCruz = NeverWin = LostSCOTUS = LostFreedom = LostNation

    04/13/2016 2:36:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 513 replies
    Captain obvious here again, but NeverTrump/NeverCruz is not the way. We all have our favorites, but don't lose sight of the mission. The mission on FR is to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our POSTERITY!! It's a lot bigger than you or me or our personal opinions or egos. It's about the very survival of our nation and the promise of freedom for future generations. Reagan said that freedom is never more than one generation from extinction and he was 100% correct. President Clinton or President Sanders means the end of freedom in America. Do not let...
  • We're baaaaack!!

    04/05/2016 5:23:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    The DNS server should be working now. Woo hoo! Dumb-dumb out of date records error led to administrative hold. John finally got them to update and release the hold. Long convoluted story, but that's not important. What's important now is that we're up and running just in the nick of time for Wisconsin.
  • Can Frontier regroup after its bungled Verizon FiOS takeover?

    04/05/2016 1:49:23 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 36 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 5, 2016 | Robert Trigaux
    The reviews are in. Five days after the cable TV/Internet switchover to Frontier Communications from Verizon FiOS in the Tampa Bay market, I'm giving Frontier's performance a "C-" with a strong recommendation to improve. Quickly. I know. Folks and businesses that have no Internet or TV services give Frontier an "F" while those who can't even tell there was any switchover in companies here ask "what's the problem?" while privately expressing thanks for dodging a bullet. For Frontier, spending more than $10 billion to buy Verizon's FiOS businesses in Tampa Bay, and urban parts of Texas and California is a...
  • Suddenly cut off Free Republic (vanity)

    04/05/2016 2:04:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 94 replies
    myself | myself
    I am unable to access this website with Suddenlink, my WiFi provider. The only way I am accessing it now is on my tablet, I had to turn WiFi off and use AT&T. Anyone else being censored?
  • Tech Support: How to log in during FreeRepublic DNS problem (3 easy steps on Windows)

    04/05/2016 11:54:27 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 77 replies
    FreeRepublic | 4/5/2016 | Self
    So I noticed a bunch of people have been able to find the trick to getting to FR using the IP in their browser, but can't log in. Here's a step-by-step guide for Windows on how to log in. NOTE: You need to be an administrator on your machine. You don't have to do anything scary, but you need admin privileges to do the following simple task in step 1. Step 1: Open Notepad as Administrator Navigate to Notepad. If you don't have a shortcut handy you can just click the Windows Start button (or in Windows 8+ just press...
  • Free Republic Straw Poll (April 2016 Edition)

    04/04/2016 4:43:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Free Republic | April 4, 2016 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Free Republic DNS entry seems to be gone

    04/04/2016 2:27:46 PM PDT · by Pox · 284 replies
    N/A | 04/04/2016 | N/A
    I was surfing FR this afternoon and suddenly was unable to access any page on FR and the error stated the server could not be found. I located the IP address,, of the server and then added an entry into my PC's host file and I can now see FR again. I still do not see a DNS entry for FR, and that is interesting.
  • How to avoid 90% of flamewars

    03/30/2016 3:31:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    Never use the word "you" in a reply.
  • Polite Suggestions for FreeRepublic nextpointoh [Vanity]

    03/26/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 76 replies
    Our tiny little brains | Saturday, March 26, 2016 | all FReepers
    Currently, Topics are tied individual Forums, such that the 50 states (but not DC) show up as Topics for a thread posted in or moved to the GOP forum -- but the 50 states (and DC) show up as "US:(state name)" in threads posted in or moved to the News forum. Those state lists don't cross. Same goes for the duplicate Topics found in Chat and Blogger forums -- and those lists are all separate from one another. Keywords are available across all Forums.All three systems should be merged into a Tags system. Currently, the URL (which I still...
  • Why Donald Trump (Free Republic Mentioned Alert)

    03/23/2016 5:52:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies
    538.com ^ | 03/23/2016 | Clare Malone
    I think on the right weve been ignoring the mainstream media for years, Matt Mayer, who runs a conservative think tank out of Dublin, Ohio, told me. I think the real break was Rathergate. The view was that Dan Rather truly tried to alter the election by hitting Bush with that National Guard stuff, and I think thats when the right finally said, Thats it. And that, he continued, led to the rise of sites like Free Republic and Glenn Becks TheBlaze, with their communities of active commenters. Unfounded claims often take root and flourish. In some ways its an...
  • What will FR do if ?

    03/14/2016 8:26:25 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 184 replies
    Free Republic is so schizophrenic and rabid over Trump vs Cruz will it eat its own if the ticket out of Cleveland is Trump-Cruz or Cruz-Trump ?
  • Loveland political activist Tom Buchanan dies (Freeper Fivetoes)

    03/08/2016 4:46:38 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 18 replies
    Reporter Harald News ^ | 03/07/2016 | Saja Hindi
    Longtime political activist and founder of the Loveland 912 Project Tom Buchanan died Friday, and friends and family are hosting events to honor his memory this weekend. Tom, 63, suffered a heart attack, and his family will hold a viewing at 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Allnutt Funeral Home, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave. His service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Message of Life Ministries, 605 18th St. SW, where the Loveland 912 Project meetings are typically held. Those attending the funeral are invited to participate in a potluck following the service. Additionally, friends and family will be...

    03/05/2016 1:29:50 PM PST · by woofie · 97 replies
    I took some time away from FR and Im enjoying that time immensely.(it just takes an attitude adjustment). So off I go. I considered shutting up and simply leaving but since I have been here a while I figured , Hell I might as well say something and Opuses are somewhat of a tradition..... thus the Opus route won Final thoughts: A professor I had said if you don't agree on terms you are not communicating And there is not much agreement on terms anymore. The main term not agreed on is "CONSERVATIVE " On Google FR is defined as...
  • FEC decision would end witch hunt of Drudge [Implications for FR?]

    02/29/2016 5:24:50 AM PST · by upchuck · 11 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Feb 26, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The Federal Election Commission, which has toyed with regulating internet new sites that have a political edge, is being urged to extend what amounts to a "Drudge Report exemption" to a developing political and marketing news site. Ethiq Inc. plans to help consumers and voters with their choices by steering specific news to them, but appears concerned that it could run afoul of the FEC, which under Democratic control mulled regulation of politically charged sites, especially conservative ones like Drudge. In a memo to the FEC, Ethiq's lawyers said that the information from their site will be non-partisan, developed by...
  • New Massachusetts Poll: Trump 50%, Rubio 16%, Cruz 10%

    02/22/2016 2:18:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/21/16 | Jim Hoft
    In the latest Emerson poll on Massachusetts Donald Trump leads with 50% of the vote. Rubio has 16%, Kasich hast 13% and Ted Cruz is at 10%. Via Free Republic:
  • Has FreeRepublic Jumped The Shark With Trump?

    02/14/2016 9:47:13 PM PST · by OneVike · 621 replies
    2/14/16 | OV
    I have been a member of FreeRepublic since February 1998, and in all my years I have ever seen so many Freepers support, and defend such a leftist candidate as Donald Trump. In the old days, any candidate that spouted the rhetoric coming out of his mouth would have been received with unanimous hatred from Freepers. Mitt Romney was met with scorn when he claimed to have changed and was more conservative than his record showed. However, The Donald says the same thing and he is allowed to wear his liberal record as badge of honor, because he has been...
  • A Cold One With Donald

    02/12/2016 2:24:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Slate ^ | February 11, 2016 | Seth Stevenson
    ".....Of course,Trump doesn't drink. Neither did W. The want-to-have-a-beer-with metric is metaphorical in nature.It's more a measure of the voter's own id and imagination than of the candidate's likely behavior if thrown into a prolonged,casual social interaction with an unknown citizen.(A 2005 story in the Onion was titled "Long-Awaited Beer With Bush Really Awkward,Voter Reports."Noting the poll numbers on the beer question,the story envisions W. tippling an O'Doul's with a blue-collar Pennsylvanian and failing to connect on any level.)Still,knocking one back with a candidate appears to be an activity voters like to ponder.Consider this January message thread on the conservative...
  • is Marie okay?

    02/09/2016 8:26:25 PM PST · by Milhous · 46 replies
    Does anyone know how Marie is doing?
  • Anyone seen CatherineofAragon??

    02/09/2016 8:03:26 PM PST · by EDINVA · 145 replies
    sekf | self
    CatherineofAragon was an active, very pro-Cruz FReeper who suddenly went quiet. I'd had only one exchange with her and while we ended up with different preferences, she was most gracious. I noted she wasn't around for the IA caucus nor tonight for the NH primary. Does anyone know CatherineofAragon personally? Is she all right? I did a search; her last posts were January 24. Without a real-world contact, sometimes FReepers go quiet and are never heard from again, and we don't know what happened.
  • Free Republic Straw Poll (February 2016 edition)

    01/31/2016 10:22:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    Free Republic | February 1, 2016 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Consistent Conservatives - - A gathering place for believers in true conservative principles

    01/24/2016 5:02:09 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 749 replies
    Regrouping JANUARY 22, 2016 ~ CONSISTENTCONSERVATIVES This is an emergency means for us to keep in touch with our FRiends, who are real Conservatives, in case of purging. Or, if there is no purging, do we really want to continue our discussions in the forum where the owner despises us for not supporting his non-Conservative candidate? My purpose is to figure out what to do to continue our discussions to advance Conservatism.
  • VANITY: Free Republic Browser Issue

    01/23/2016 9:33:28 AM PST · by georgiegirl · 20 replies
    me | 1/23/2016 | georgiegirl
    Please help. I keep hearing folks on Free Republic talk about sidebars and other features, which for the life of me, I was not seeing. I use Chrome. I got the idea to go to Internet Explorer, and pulled up Freerepublic. Sure enough, I can see all the sidebars. Does this mean I have to switch over to IE to properly view FreeRepublic? I can't stand IE and realy prefer Chrome. Thanks for any input.
  • JRandomFreeper (Johnny) died at 4:33 pm, January 22, 2016.

    01/22/2016 4:14:32 PM PST · by Marcella · 547 replies
    Self | January 22, 2016 | Marcella
    JRandomFreeper (Johnny) died at 4:33 pm, January 22, 2016. He was 54 years old, his last birthday, October 13. 2015. He leaves two sisters, one brother, two daughters and five grandchildren. Johnny had hundreds (thousands?) of Freeper friends. His posts were sought after and were pithy to the max. He was the ultimate prepper, survivor, agriculture plant grower, electronic expert, and trained chef. If you were in trouble, he was the one you would want with you. He could make something useful out of almost nothing, or out of plain air - air is something - nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon...
  • FR Search function

    01/21/2016 11:13:24 PM PST · by Utilizer · 39 replies
    OK, JimRob and JohnRob, I know it is not a huge issue, but is there any chance we might find a way to possibly upgrade the "Search" function on FR? I just tried a search on "integrated", "Integrated", " 'integrated", " 'Integrated", and " 'integrated' " --and I could not find My own post! Re: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3386670/posts It's been years now. Since about 1998. I realize that JohnRob is concerned about the oddlooking character-fonts appearing on FR recently, but the FR search engine... could it possibly be upgraded just a bit? A teensy bit? It might help with all the duplicate...
  • Media scooped on Palin's endorsement of Trump by a chat room

    01/21/2016 12:00:00 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 54 replies
    wash examiner ^ | 1-20-16 | T becket adams
    News that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would endorse Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary was first broken by people posting on an online chat forum, and not by members of the media.
  • Free Republic's "Punctuation Script Problem" is Solved!

    01/18/2016 6:31:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 142 replies
    Jan. 18, 2016
    Has anyone else noticed that the " and ' symbols that were plaguing our threads for so long are no longer present?Woo-Hoo, Good Job to John Robinson and the Free Republic computer fix-it nerds!
  • Free Republic Straw Poll (January 2016 edition)

    01/03/2016 2:58:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 659 replies
    January 3, 2016 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • [Vanity] Can We Fix the System, Please?

    12/18/2015 10:39:16 PM PST · by TBP · 44 replies
    Today | TBP
    Can we please fix the system here so that when you copy material, you don't have to go through and change all the special symbols? It's getting cumbersome.
  • 2.2% of Posters on FreeRepublic Originate in India

    12/14/2015 2:30:21 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 156 replies
    Alexa.com ^ | 12/14/2015 | Alexa
    2.2% of page views of FreeRepublic originate from India, according to the Alexa website: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/freerepublic.com Now, I suppose there could be a contingent of loyal posters from India, but I strongly suspect this represents the hot houses we've all heard about of serial posters and disruptors who come out of the wood work, especially during primary season, to push a given candidate and then switch to "I'm not going to vote" mode come general. Since there are apparently thousands of real Freepers from India, I encourage you to post here to dissuade me of what I feel certain is correct.
  • Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for "Hate" speech.

    12/08/2015 11:15:14 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for hate speech - Quartz In an op-ed for The New York Times (paywall), Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, inserted himself directly into the middle of a heated debate about the line between fighting terrorism’s online reach and internet censorship. “It’s our responsibility to demonstrate that stability and free expression go hand in hand,” he writes. “We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media—sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.” His words came just after Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, called...
  • Free Republic Straw Poll (December edition)

    12/06/2015 2:40:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies
    December 6, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? [FReepathon]

    11/23/2015 10:24:58 AM PST · by xzins · 173 replies
    FReeperEd ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Xzins
    Thanksgiving: Are You Thankful That God Has Provided Free Republic? It's a simple question. It can be answered immediately with a yes or a no. If yes, then let me encourage you to support this site that offers you a chance to have your say unhindered by the establishment trolls found on most other websites. Why thankful to God? Of course, we're thankful first for His providing us with salvation, with abundant blessings, with families, with freedom to practice our faith. But, you know, and I know that Free Republic does not infringe on any of those blessings but actually...
  • Heroes Will Rise

    11/22/2015 5:45:53 PM PST · by amorphous · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 22 Nov 2015
    Ladies and Gentleman, across the world radical Islamic Jihadists secretly plot the destruction of Judea-Christian governments and everywhere take the lives of those who will not bow to their god Allah! We have been asleep and are way behind in our efforts to prevent the spread of this brutishly evil Islamic system that combines a falsified religious dogma with a special kind of gratuitous terror. As if it couldn't get any worse, radical Islamists are getting away with a murderous takeover of the world, while convincing those weak of mind and ignorant of Islam's methods, that it's their own fault....
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • FR Got A Kudos From Local Radio Talker WYDE (vanity)

    11/20/2015 4:46:36 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 23 replies
    Superstation WYDE ^ | 11-20-2015 | moi
    I listen to a local talker Superstation WYDE out of B'ham in the afternoons (3:00 PM CST) called "Leland Live". Excellent show and the host (Leland Whaley) and producer (AJ) are incredibly up-to-date with breaking news and topics.....not just for the state....word wide. Caller asked Leland his main source for info because he's so well informed. He named off some....Drudge, Blaze, Twitter, ect.. Then said his MAIN source was FR. Just thought you guys would want to know. Leland, if you're reading....howdy! Great show. Keep up the good work!
  • Strange characters showing up in FR posts -- here's a workaround

    11/11/2015 6:35:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    I don't know if this has impacted anybody else, but in recent weeks, I've noticed that HTML special characters are not rendering properly in HTML posts. For example, the character “ is rendering as “, the character ” is rendering as ”, and so on. A screenshot of a typical thread is here: Needless to say, that is really irritating. There is a workaround for this: replace these special characters with their corresponding HTML codes. The ones that FR is currently having problems with are as follows: ‘ "left single quote" ‘ ’ "right single quote" ’ “ "left double...
  • [Vanity] Signature

    11/10/2015 1:45:39 PM PST · by TBP · 12 replies
    NOW! | Me
    Question: Somehow, my sig got messed up and I can't figure out how to change it to what I want. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you.
  • About those funny characters...

    11/09/2015 9:06:28 AM PST · by jimjohn · 71 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Dear FR Admin: It's been a few weeks now, but I'm sure those pesky characters are becoming annoying. I did see one thread where I moderator say it was being worked on, but I have yet to see a fix. Perhaps fellow freepers can help "crowd fix" / offer possible solutions.
  • FreeRepublic.com Has the Perfect Public Freeping Format

    11/08/2015 12:07:15 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 32 replies
    Ed's head | 11/8/2015 | Ed
    Many thanks to JimRob and all the team at FreeRepublic.com! Great interface in so many ways. When I'm Freepin' out, I don't want heavy graphics and ads coving the page top to bottom. People are always looking. Restaurant managers are doing flybys (it's there job). FreeRepublic.com lets me get my patriot on privately in public without having to worry about folks looking over my shoulder - which is nice. I preach it, but when it's appropriate. The only thing though is that annoying freepathon bar at the top. People should give more faster to get rid of that thing ;)....
  • Prayer, & Thought Request

    10/31/2015 1:46:00 PM PDT · by rikkir · 108 replies
    Vanity | 10/31/15 | Me
    I would like to request your Prayers and thoughts for myself, and my family for the very unexpected passing of my wife. Many of you have seen me refer to her as Mrs. Rikkir, but her name was Patsy. She was 55, and mother to one daughter, and Mee Maw to three grandsons. She was a KY farm girl, who took a stupid NC city boy, and, 29 years ago, pulled him from a self destructive path, and instead gave him a path of love and responsibility. She was universally loved by almost all who met her. I have fielded...
  • Change in FR Coding?

    10/31/2015 5:38:33 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 49 replies
    It has become more difficult to read posts on Free Republic lately. Strange characters are appearing in text that has apostrophes or quotation marks. If I copy and paste text that contains apostrophes or quotation marks, from another website, when I Preview or Post the copied text into a Free Republic thread these strange characters appear. Has there been a recent change in the coding here that is causing this? Anyone know?
  • Vanity. What's happening to the posts on FR?

    10/30/2015 9:53:08 PM PDT · by saminfl · 58 replies
    10/30/2015 | Self
    In every thread and post today I keep seeing symbols like this it’
  • Is Google Falsely Flagging Harmless Sites?

    10/29/2015 2:19:10 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 20 replies
    PC World ^ | January, 2009 | Jeremy Kirk
    StopBadware.org is run by Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Oxford University's Internet Institute, and vendor partners such as Google, Sun Microsystems, and Lenovo.
  • Jim Robinson, you need to know this

    10/28/2015 2:02:06 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 17 replies
    10/28/2015 at 5:03PM EST | Self
    Jim, When I post I get a warning saying this is an attack site. I tried ot fix it, it sent me here: https://www.stopbadware.org/firefox?hl=en-US&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freerepublic.com%2Ffocus%2Fnews%2F3353942%2Fposts