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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:56 PM

Looks like one of the Robinson brothers from Free Republic has gone missing (still offline)


Latest update on Facebook about the "new server" so that they can get back online (after 2 days):

"Thank you all very much for your patience, but I'm still waiting to hear the latest from John myself. I'm guessing he's up to his eye balls in computer parts and hasn't had the time to call or write." (Jim Robinson, rimjob, referring to his brother, John Robinson, who also "runs" Free Republic).

And a response from a freeper:

"I am curious. JR gets $350,000 a year in donations, plus $46,000 in veterans benefits from taxpayers. That's $1000/DAY. Where does the money go? $1000 a day pays for a LOT of servers and bandwidth. Begging for more money (needs $7k for a server?) while not accounting for the previous $$ smells like scam."

Hilarious!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Republic/141344792800

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Reply Looks like one of the Robinson brothers from Free Republic has gone missing (still offline) (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Feb 2013 OP
muntrv Feb 2013 #1
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #12
Occulus Feb 2013 #31
arcane1 Feb 2013 #2
Arkansas Granny Feb 2013 #3
msanthrope Feb 2013 #4
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #5
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #6
Mrs. Overall Feb 2013 #7
PCIntern Feb 2013 #10
Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2013 #36
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #46
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #11
rurallib Feb 2013 #14
randome Feb 2013 #16
RudynJack Feb 2013 #37
Brickbat Feb 2013 #8
malaise Feb 2013 #9
amandabeech Feb 2013 #28
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #13
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #15
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #17
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #45
Lint Head Feb 2013 #18
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #22
winter is coming Feb 2013 #38
JHB Feb 2013 #42
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #19
Brickbat Feb 2013 #20
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #23
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #24
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #25
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #26
Th1onein Feb 2013 #29
KeepItReal Feb 2013 #51
2theleft Feb 2013 #21
longship Feb 2013 #27
AverageJoe90 Feb 2013 #40
frylock Feb 2013 #30
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #32
frylock Feb 2013 #33
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2013 #44
Historic NY Feb 2013 #34
SaveAmerica Feb 2013 #35
grasswire Feb 2013 #39
SaveAmerica Feb 2013 #56
SaveAmerica Feb 2013 #57
Jim.Rob58 Feb 2013 #41
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #43
uppityperson Feb 2013 #49
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #52
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #53
hootinholler Feb 2013 #54
NoGOPZone Feb 2013 #47
Ganja Ninja Feb 2013 #48
cali Feb 2013 #50
LittleBlue Feb 2013 #55
Berlum Feb 2013 #58

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:57 PM

1. Who misses RimJob?

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Response to muntrv (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:19 PM

12. RimJob has a Mrs.?

Oh lordy, say it ain't so.............

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:20 PM

31. But mothers are protective.

Best of both worlds.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:59 PM

2. They could ask those same questions about the teabagger super-PACs they donate to

Is it possible for them to finally figure out they are getting ripped off?

Probably not; a few might wise up but the rest are just too dense

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:01 PM

3. What's this? A little dissension in the ranks?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:02 PM

4. Freepers finally catching on to the scam???? nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:02 PM

5. So much love over there it brings tears to ones' eyes

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:04 PM

6. RimJob has a brother?

What does he look like? Not like Rim, I hope...............

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:08 PM

7. Yep. rimjob's brother, John, helps run the site and it looks like John is MIA with the "new server."

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:14 PM

10. I thought his name was "Blow". Nt

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:15 AM

36. You made me LOL

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:15 PM

46. The other sibling is "Hand"

but he keeps to himself.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:17 PM

11. Pictures. We need pictures, for comic relief.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:59 PM

14. could be on the old Appalachian Trail

if you know what I mean

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Response to rurallib (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:03 PM

16. Or Argentina.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:20 AM

37. John

is JimRob's son.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:08 PM

8. "Where does the money go?"

Hookers and blow. The sooner they come to terms with it, the sooner healing can begin.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:13 PM

9. Don't you know this shite costs money



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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:52 PM

28. Hey, don't try guilt by association to tarnish the reputation of a perfectly wonderful product! n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:47 PM

13. I forgot to stock up on popcorn.

But, this is still good. I wonder what island the brother ran off to.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:59 PM

15. Ooooooooo....ziiiiinnnnggggeeeerrrr! nt.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:09 PM

17. so 350 + 46 = 365?

wow, they really are the stupid party

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:12 PM

45. I liked that math too. :)

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:12 PM

18. Maybe his meth lab blew up.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:22 PM

22. Possibly his turkey fryer, as well.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:35 AM

38. His turkey fryer is probably an integral part of of his meth lab. n/t

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:04 PM

42. It's definitely and integral part of his server.

How else do you motivate hamsters to keep running on that wheel?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:14 PM

19. wasn't there a story about 2 brothers blowing up their home

 

cooking meth?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:17 PM

20. TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN, JOHN! RUN, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:22 PM

23. ...

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:40 PM

24. I love your penguin animation

 

that is just cute.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:49 PM

25. Thanks!

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:50 PM

26. thank you

 

for the warm welcome.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:52 PM

29. LOLOLOL!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:33 PM

51. LMAO!!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:20 PM

21. " FreeRepublic is a welfare scam. More money wil fix it!"

They are getting fiesty over there.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:50 PM

27. It's not the servers!

We all know what runs Rimjob's so-called servers:



Trust me. Click through!

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Response to longship (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:18 AM

40. LMAO. Just. LMAO.

LMAO, LMAO, LMAO, LMAO, LMAAAAAAOOOOO! lulz.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:13 PM

30. bad news. johnbob may have to drive all the way to san josey for a handy..

anyone know any good DBAs with Windows 3.1 experience?

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Response to frylock (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:32 PM

32. Heh. I don't think their machines have the required 640K in RAM to run Windows 3.1

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #32)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:52 PM

33. duh. why do you think they have so many fund drives?

do you have any idea what RAM costs in Windows 3.1 years?!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:10 PM

44. A boot disk will get that expanded memory up to 640K

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:01 AM

34. They got to stop buying cheap used junk...

meanwhile Freepers world wide are going through withdrawal. Hey maybe we can tempt with with a taste...

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:12 AM

35. $46k in VA benefits is massive.

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Response to SaveAmerica (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:23 AM

39. Is he a veteran?

I didn't think so.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:35 AM

56. Maybe his wife? I wonder why the poster thinks he's

getting that much in benefits each year?

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Response to grasswire (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:44 AM

57. I looked around online - he's a Navy Veteran

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:56 PM

41. My first post at DU

 

Hey guys, it takes a lot of money to pay me and John to run a text only website like FR. We also don't allow videos. If we did, we would have to have a freepathon every week instead of every month. We're telling all of our members that the server crashed and it could cost us thousands and thousands of dollars and for them to get out there credit-cards pronto. We need the MONEY!!!

If you've ever tried to post anything at FR, you know the endless hoops we make folks jump through. It's all about organization, which by the way never seems to work, but hell, who cares; it makes people think we're running a well organized website. Some of those buttons on our site are only there for looks (don't press-um). And the boxes you use to post comments, well, ours is setup with the least amount of features possible. Matter fact, we make our members learn HTML just to be able to post in italics. By the time you've jumped through all the hoops just to post a comment, you've probably forgotten what the hell you were going to write. Just send in your dollar to this weeks freepathon fundraiser and chear with us as the meeter goes sideways!! Cause even though our site looks and works like crap, we love your money!

Jim Rob

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Response to Jim.Rob58 (Reply #41)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:07 PM

43. Welcome to DU - we love your site

It is like cutting edge technology with all those scsi hamsters.

And your backups must be amazing. My team of engineers at chase handled 5000 servers and we would always go to your site when you had problems and learn how you fixed up things. We never thought of driving to San Jose or taking old parts from old machines instead of just, you know, buying parts and having them on hand before time. We had a depot full of parts just sitting there, think of the things we could have done with that money, not to mention the space we needed to keep them all.

And backups? Lord, we wasted so much time on those - first with tape then drive arrays via fiber optic, when all we had to do was just figure out a smart way, like you are doing, to get information off a dead drive. We took the wimpy way out, not the manly tech god way.


You are a visionary that makes people like me realize we are in a mental wheelchair when it comes to technology when compared to your crack team.

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Response to Jim.Rob58 (Reply #41)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:23 PM

49. Welcome to DU. The software you use to reduce complex thoughts and ideas down to simplistic

incomplete sentences and jingoistic grunts much also not be inexpensive. God luck with all your future endeavors and may you continue to occupy them idjits and keep them off the streets.

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Response to Jim.Rob58 (Reply #41)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:44 PM

52. I would alert on ya

but considering the way juries have been running lately, I might get a 0-6 'leave' decision

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #52)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:41 PM

53. +1000

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Response to Jim.Rob58 (Reply #41)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:25 PM

54. Have you met Bob Boudelang?

There's that photo of you and a certain celebrity, did you and Coulter do it?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:16 PM

47. IRS finally caught up with him? nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:21 PM

48. I'm telling you, freepers are writing checks left and right and Rim Job is raking in the cash.

His servers are working just fine, he's simply not going to put that site back up until the donation rate starts to drop. It's all just a scam.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:25 PM

50. 'fess up! Who's the guilty party for this gem?

Александр Безукладников Foolish American Capitalists! In Soviet Union, glory of servers is maintained by power of the party. Pathetic Americanska believe instead in power of almighty dollar and fail!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:31 PM

55. Hahahahaha

That's a poignant question. Your answer, Jim?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:48 AM

58. Republican "Family Values" come home to roost

The Repubbies even rip off their own deluded clan of haters and fear mongers.

No honor among scallywags (R).

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