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  • So long, farewell, Auf Weidersehen, goodbye....

    10/20/2011 6:02:56 PM PDT · 42 of 52
    Bean Counter to All; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator; Religion Moderator

    I have no swan song but I do have my reasons.

    I do not take threats well, and I have been threatened with extinction here at FR for the final time. At some point you have to realize that the windmills are tilting back at you, and I am weary of the rude moderation that goes on here these days.

    Many of you have seen my comments, while they lasted, on some of the more extreme threads that have popped up here of late demonizing Mormons for no other reason than being Mormon. I realize there are distinct differences over matters of religion but I have never in my many years here at Free Republic seen so much hatred directed at American Citizens by other American Citizens as I have in these hateful anti-Mormon threads. Thankfully the worst of them were deleted, but the daily Mormon hate-mongering goes on unabated, in fact it is encouraged, supported, and protected here at Free Republic.

    These threads started out as comments in the religious sections of Free Republic only, but of late they have been posted everywhere. Members are warned up front that any disagreement on these threads is considered (and treated) like disruption. I’ve resorted to commenting via keywords, and a brief examination of the keywords I have assigned to this thread will show what I am talking about. That activity too has now been declared verboten.

    In my view, keywords are an excellent tool in a place like this and if the Management doesn’t like keywording the I suggest they disable it completely, but then again this ain’t my website, so do what you want.

    What sickens me about all of this is the fact that my Son in Law has been in Iraq, being shot at every day for the past year, and the guy who has his back over there is his best Friend, fellow American Citizen, the Best Man at the wedding when Phil married my Daughter...a young American Mormon Soldier who I would be proud to have in my home, any time.

    I am not a Mormon and my strong faith in Christ is not shaken in the least by the presence around me of thousands of my neighbors who also happen to be Mormon. My wife and I are not Mormon but some of my Wife’s family can trace their roots back to Brigham Young, and that too does not shake out strong Faith in Christ.

    Unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing about those who moderate this website.

    It sickens me that I served my Country Honorably for 20 years, and swore that I would never allow what was allowed to happen to the Jews to happen again on my watch, only to be forced to witness some of the most hateful things that are frequently said about Mormons on this website. People who are talking about “the Mormon Question” are more welcome here than people like me who understand the real roots of a disgusting phrase like that and refuse to shut the hell up about it.

    Frankly I’m tired of putting so much emotional energy into this place anyway. I swore I would never go out like this, but after being threatened with extinction by the Big Cheese himself today (via PM) I figured I might as well get my say in before everyone wonders why I got zotted after going on 14 years of Membership here at Free Republic.

    So go ahead Jim and do your duty, or whatever else trips your trigger. You only get to do this once, so please enjoy it when you hit the “Smite” button. Believe me it won’t be any skin off my butt, I will not lose any sleep over it, and I will never be back.

    Thank You all, but I’m the one who came up with the “Butt Hurt Report Form” in the first place, so I need no further advice.

    Cheers, and adieu.

  • So long, farewell, Auf Weidersehen, goodbye....

    10/20/2011 4:04:52 PM PDT · 1 of 52
    Bean Counter
  • Face-to-face with an ancient human (Norway - 7,500 YO)

    10/20/2011 9:02:43 AM PDT · 17 of 31
    Bean Counter to decimon

    No way he was raised eating sheep’s heads.....

  • Scary is exciting ("Sheep’s head is not for wimps.")

    10/20/2011 9:01:53 AM PDT · 22 of 33
    Bean Counter to decimon

    Makes you pity the poor hungry SOB that had to figger this one out the first time....

  • What's The Best Way to Invest for Your Grandchildren's College Education?

    10/20/2011 8:58:55 AM PDT · 34 of 46
    Bean Counter to Kaslin

    Horse hockey. Put the money someplace where nobody can get their mitts on it until you are certain that the little cretins aren’t worth sending to prison instead...

  • Unpaid student loans top $1 trillion

    10/20/2011 8:55:16 AM PDT · 19 of 49
    Bean Counter to Michael Barnes

    About 2 weeks ago, I saw a pic of one of the “99%” who took a pic of herself with her cellphone, holding a piece of paper with her complaints on it.

    She wanted her student loans forgiven. She had accrued over $150,000 in student loans while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Minority Women’s Studies. She was mad because she could not find a job in her chosen field that would pay her enough to live in the manner she was accustomed to, while paying her existing loans off, and simultaneously accruing even more debt to pursue her Master’s in the same subject.

    These people could not accrue such debt had they not completed the intensely invasive student loan application process along with her Parents who had to produce multiple personal tax returns before they signed to back all of those loans as well.

    These people know full well that they voluntarily took on this debt, pursuing a degree that they themselves chose. Expecting the taxpayers to take on that debt for them is pure fantasy and proves that these people have such a tenuous grasp on reality I wonder how they have managed to survive this long. (Rhetorical flair there....).

  • Was this Gaddafi's grisly end? Picture claimed to be Libyan dictator after he was killed

    10/20/2011 7:27:23 AM PDT · 49 of 203
    Bean Counter to Paleo Conservative

    He never looked better!

    I’ve said since the 80’s that the one thing that would improve Kadaffy’s looks was some good sniper drilling him a new anus in the middle of his forehead.

    It looks just fine over his right eye instead.

    I expect that his earthly remains will be subjected to the same solemnity that Benito Mussolini received upon his can only hope......

    Pigskin Shroud *ping*....

  • Occupy protestors should storm Capitol Hill, not Wall Street

    10/20/2011 7:23:17 AM PDT · 5 of 6
    Bean Counter to SmileRight
    Maybe the Libyans can help.....

    If ever there was a photo that needed some 'shopping, this one is it....

  • Homemade Bulldozer Battleship Joins Libya Fight

    10/20/2011 7:18:59 AM PDT · 17 of 44
    Bean Counter to SargeK

    Just what OWS fantasizes about getting their hands on.....

  • Pelosi's silent treatment shows breaks with President Obama

    10/20/2011 7:17:51 AM PDT · 2 of 12
    Bean Counter to maggief

    Nazi Peloski is keeping her piehole shut because (A) every time she opens it she proves just how batshit crazy she is, and (B) what’s left of her fellow House Dhimmies realize it is her fault that so many of their friends have been replaced by those evil Tea Partiers, and are terrified that they will be next (and right they are...!!).

    I’ve seen a couple of her few appearances over the past couple of months and she still sounds like the Number One Fleabagger apologist in the Country.

  • Help Me Figure Out The Candidates

    10/19/2011 9:10:26 PM PDT · 17 of 42
    Bean Counter to NoMoreCareerPoliticians

    I like pancakes, especially when they are nice and hot so the butter melts right in with the maple syrup.

  • Joe Biden is Sounding Truely Psychotic!....

    10/19/2011 9:07:43 PM PDT · 5 of 49
    Bean Counter to Route395
  • The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys

    10/19/2011 11:56:42 AM PDT · 48 of 165
    Bean Counter to buffaloguy

    yah....go tell someone today about your leather thong and they sure won’t be thinking about the same thing you are.

    I build model ships for a hobby, but if I ask someone if they model they think I want to take underwear pictures of them...

    So many words change meaning over time.....

  • This Is How "Decontamination" Is Done, and To Be Done in Fukushima

    10/19/2011 11:52:22 AM PDT · 2 of 2
    Bean Counter to ransomnote

    It won’t be long until their sewers are lit from within 24/7.....

  • Sometimes I hate zots

    10/19/2011 5:42:58 AM PDT · 7 of 33
    Bean Counter to fightinJAG

    I know exactly what you mean, and part of the problem is who gets left with the keys to the kingdom at night. Some Admin Mods are a lot more reasonable than others, and at least one of them is an outright activist prude.

    In the past few months a new paradigm about what is and what is not acceptable here has developed, and as usual, with no formal guidance being issued or announced we are all left to guess about exactly what that new paradigm really is.

    Good luck.

  • Turkey launches incursion into Iraq

    10/19/2011 5:38:25 AM PDT · 8 of 20
    Bean Counter to Pan_Yan

    And why not?? Who is going to stop them??

    The only reason Turkey has not done this before now is because of the US presence. After New Years, all bets are off and we may actually get to witness an old fashioned reenactment of a war between the Ottoman Empire and the Persian Empire with the sand Arabs caught in between.

  • Who Won Tonights Debate?

    10/19/2011 5:31:59 AM PDT · 139 of 143
    Bean Counter to Randy Larsen

    Its well worth watching the entire series from the beginning, so you can properly appreciate everything that is going on this season....

    One of the better shows on TV these days...

  • Who Won Tonights Debate?

    10/18/2011 8:26:34 PM PDT · 124 of 143
    Bean Counter to Randy Larsen

    Sons of Anarchy won...

  • Wall Street Occupiers Urged to Target Churches

    10/18/2011 3:42:29 PM PDT · 23 of 77
    Bean Counter to ScottinVA
    yah? This crew of fine young masked citizens was outside of a church in North Portland, Oregon just last Sunday...

    That's right, this church is a target and its members are all bigots because the church teaches that homosexuality is a sin.

  • Liberate Wall Street: Infiltrate and Humiliate!

    10/18/2011 3:34:29 PM PDT · 1 of 11
    Bean Counter

    That's a sample of the signs The People's Cube has made available on their website, free to download and use as counter-demonstration posters at your local "occupy" rally.

    I love good agitprop, and this stuff is simply outstanding! Go to the link to download individual signs that you can print out at any size you want. These individual images are also great for posting over on Facebook Nation as well...