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  • Happy birthday, Jim Robinson!

    11/03/2017 4:33:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 205 replies
    November 3, 2017
    Happy birthday, Jim, and thanks for founding this great forum! :)
  • My two sons left for Marine Corp basic training today

    10/10/2017 9:07:33 PM PDT · by Romans Nine · 92 replies
    Today years of home schooling and teaching honor, duty and love for country came to fruition. My two oldest sons Marshall (19) and Mitchell (18) left for MCRD San Diego. These are two fine young Christian men who have never gave their mother or I any real trouble or grief. They have never so much as back talked us. It was a proud moment for us as we watched them take the oath to protect the Constitution of the United States. Neither of them were looking for a career they just wanted to do what they felt was a duty...
  • Senator Pardek, Rest in peace

    09/26/2017 1:13:15 PM PDT · by Askel5 · 46 replies
    Dennis F. has passed. I don't anything else yet but I'm sure he's appreciate the thoughts of those of us who knew him. Let's stay on-topic, shall we ... as he's have wished, I'm sure.
  • FreeRepublic.com Lands In Olbermann's Worst Persons

    09/18/2017 6:30:45 AM PDT · by samtheman · 28 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHSTyln1H3E ^ | Jul 13, 2009 | Keith Olbermann
    The website FreeRepublic.com earns a spot in The website FreeRepublic.com earns a spot in Keith Olbermann's "Worst Persons in the World" segment after waiting all of three days to step in and take action on a message board thread making racist comments about the Obama family, after a photo of daughter Malia wearing a T-shirt with a peace sign on it was released. after waiting all of three days to step in and take action on a message board thread making racist comments about the Obama family, after a photo of daughter Malia wearing a T-shirt with a peace sign...
  • Best Buy Content Filtering

    09/12/2017 2:02:53 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 32 replies
    self Bob Schmidt | 9-12-2017 | Bob Schmidt Self
    FR was not blocked by Best Buy this morning. This afternoon it is. Geek Squad says they've seen this before. Something was posted between this morning and afternood that triggered the corporate algorithm. . . . . . . Best Buy This site is blocked due to CONTENT filtering [freerepublic.com] Sorry, freerepublic.com has been blocked by your network administrator. This site was categorized in: Forums/Message boards, Newsmedia, Politics, Research/Reference Block Thype: aup Bundle ID: 645031 Domain tagging Host: Blockopendns.com Origin ID:98691003 Query: url=7187070837081867777468156807816856721E ablock&server=mia19&prefs=&tagging=&nref Server: mia19
  • Heavy Fire! Under a Coordinated Denial of Service Attack

    08/13/2017 9:48:50 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 129 replies
    <p>The illiberal progressives are trying to knock us offline. We're fighting the good fight and will not succumb. I'm sniping the most annoying ones by hand, then two more show up to replace him. Going to experiment with an automated system to nuke 'em. SkyNet lives.</p>
  • Free Republic Performance Lightning Fast, Thanks To Hard Work Of Jim Robinson And His Team

    07/30/2017 1:46:01 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 99 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 30 July 2017 | Steely Tom
    After many threads expressing frustration and dismay over Free Republic's responsiveness of recent days, I think it is worth observing that FR is today responding in a manner equal to or better than the best I've ever seen during the nearly twenty years it has been my favorite website. Congratulations, and Many Thanks, to Jim, John, and the rest of the management team of Free Republic, the best website on the internet.
  • I was wrong. The liberals were right.

    07/30/2017 10:06:44 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 128 replies
    <p>I explained it nice as I could on my former blog. It doesn't work. We share this world, we all need to work together and come together and learn to love one another.</p> <p>We were wrong.</p>
  • Sorry about the continued lousy response time, but FR is still under a DOS attack

    07/29/2017 10:09:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 243 replies
    Wanted to avoid running a thread on this, but seeing as how it continues dragging on, guess I'd better. The DOS attacker obviously knows by now that he's hurting us. Have no idea when he/they started the attack, but we discovered it a few days ago. And John has been fighting it ever since. Says it's like whack-a-mole. Every time John gets him blocked or knocked out, he pops up again with a new modified attack. John thought he had a good solution a couple days ago, and we did enjoy one night and most of the next day with...
  • Pardon our dust, system improvements in process

    07/27/2017 10:45:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    Pardon our dust, system improvements in process. John is making some fairly significant changes to our operating system tonight in an effort to tighten up security and possibly iron out some of the snags that have been slowing us down. So far, so good, but have encountered a few 404 errors on pings and mail, etc. But a reload brought up the pages and John says he should have that worked out soon. Light load tonight. The real test will be tomorrow during the heat of the battle.
  • WHAT'S WITH FR GOING AT A SNAIL'S PACE IN WINTER?

    07/27/2017 12:12:39 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 39 replies
    7/27/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    FR has been completely down for a few minutes. I checked it with a "Is It Down?" website or two. Now supposedly it's up, but you can't move from one link to another. Or if it manages to get to that other link, it's after you've knit a sweater starting with a ball of yarn. What's up with FR today?
  • Free Republic - Slow again

    07/27/2017 9:50:48 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    self | 7-27-17
    What's up with FR?
  • Freerepublic having issues again

    07/24/2017 4:40:53 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 27 replies
    Vanity | 07/24/2017 | Self
    FR has started having big issues again. Want display properly
  • Ancient Trove of Sore Loserman Bumper Stickers Unearthed!!

    07/21/2017 10:03:59 AM PDT · by Technocrat · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/21/2017 | Technocrat
    While organizing my basement a few weeks ago, I discovered an incredible trove of Sore Loserman bumper stickers, almost 200 of them, which are not doing any good at all in my basement. They are very much like the white version at the link. So starting now, for every $30 contributed to Free Republic, the contributor will qualify to have their very own piece of history mailed directly to their domicile. All you have to do is freepmail me your address and the link to where you brag about your new acquisition and associated contribution in the fundraiser thread. So...
  • And yet another underground antifreeper campaign being conducted via freepmail

    07/17/2017 9:48:56 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 127 replies
    Received a copy of the message pasted below that apparently is circulating via freepmail. In response, all I can say is John is my son and my partner in FR along with Chris and Amy. None of us make a six figure salary. I designed and wrote the original version of FR back in '96, but it was my very first internet project ever. It worked, but codewise it was a dog. And virtually impossible to maintain. When John came in with me, he rewrote the software and made it work greater than ever before and included maintenance tools that...
  • Response time seems to be back to normal (for now). Prayers up.

    07/16/2017 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Response time seems to be back to normal (for now). Sorry, don't know why. The system was dragging all day, but started working normally for the past hour or so. Thought maybe John had found and fixed the problem, but he said no. He doesn't know either. We have several servers running at the data center and most of them have been running fine. Could be the network switch or the front-end router/server (but it seems to be working fine). The database server isn't even breathing hard. The webservers are getting bogged down occasionally, but don't know yet if that's...
  • Possible temporary workaround for our recurring response time problem. Also, John has checked in!

    07/14/2017 1:31:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    I'm very sorry (again), but our recurring response time nightmare is back (again). The good news, though, is John has finally checked in. He's been out of town a lot in the last couple weeks dealing with some urgent family issues regarding his other half's adopted child. Praying that works out soon. He also says his phone needs to be replaced and has not had time to get it done. The bad news is, he has not been able to resolve our server issue yet. He suspects it's some kind of intermittent error in our network switch or router and...
  • server problem

    07/12/2017 8:38:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Hoping John checks-in soon to fix it, but it seems to load pages better right now with preferences set to 20: http://freerepublic.com/perl/settings Sorry.
  • Possible temporary workaround for pages and sidebars not fully loading problem

    07/12/2017 12:48:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    I'm very sorry about the response time problems we've been having recently and now this page loading problem we're having today. I've called and left messages on John's phone, email, freepmail and facebook several times per day since Saturday. No luck. He seems to be off the grid. Don't know if he took a trip or his phone is broken, lost or turned off and he has no internet service in his new apartment or what, but I've been unable to reach him. Also do not have his new address. Hopefully, he'll check in soon and get it fixed. Don't...
  • Evening Stars wife has Passed

    07/12/2017 1:37:45 PM PDT · by al baby · 86 replies
    Today | Self
    Evening Stars dear wife and best friend Estelle passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at approximately 12:05PM Pacific Daylight Time from brain cancer. She spent the last six weeks of her life at a board and care facility. Evening Star was with her at the end. They were married for over thirty years. She was the love of His life. She was everything to him . My wife and I very fortunate to have spent time with them both They were like teenagers in love Please keep Evening Star in you thoughts and prayers Alan