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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:39 AM
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Jim Robinson lectures the flock of monkeys on the finer points of being a FReeper
"Jim, how about freepers?"

So you wanna be a FReeper?

Ok, but:

1) You first must pledge to cease and desist from flaming, insulting, attacking, belittling, trashing, defaming or bringing any kind of harm or discomfort whatsoever to other FReepers and or to religious conservatives, anywhere, anytime, on this planet, or in any life hereafter, for all time and forevermore.

2) You must now and forevermore denounce any and all claims to the title "antifreeper" and cease and desist from dissing other FReepers or Free Republic from aforementioned Darwinian base camp or any other such place where antifreeping, stabbing in the back, and other equally unhonorable, unmentionable and despicable acts are conducted.

3) You must recognize that FR does not offer advanced degrees in the field of Evolutionary Science and shall therefore foreverafter swear not to attempt to title thyself "Evolutionary Scientist."


926 posted on 10/26/2006 11:19:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Liberal Classic quoted the above post in total then responded to it with:

No, Jim. I am a freeper. I am neither a troll nor a disruptor, and I've been around a long time. I haven't been sarcastic, snide, or rude to you at all. Your response here to me is childish and petulant, just as nuking Patrick's homepage for no good reason was a childish and petulant prank. Frankly, I expected better of you, and you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

No, I'm not going to agree to those silly terms. They amount to 'I can hit you, but you can't hit me' law of the schoolyard type stuff.

I think you need to take charge of your site before it gets a reputation for being cranky.


984 posted on 10/27/2006 2:39:53 AM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)

wyattearp does the same quote of the post with this reply to it:

So, when another FReeper calls me a Marxist, a Hitlerite, a Stalinist, a follower of Pol Pot because I am studying for a degree in science, you are going to ban or suspend those people, right? I'm just asking because you never have, and your attitide indicates that you never will.

What you are suggesting is that from now on any scientists or person interested in science is a 2nd class citizen on Free Republic. We have a separate set of rules applied to us. Are we now to be assigned only 2/3 of a vote in polls as well? Or, would you rather that all scientists, and all who have an interest in science be stripped naked in the middle of the street, religious fanatics be given a pile of rocks, with you proudly proclaiming "there be witches"? You do realize that has been done before, right?


1,056 posted on 10/27/2006 12:08:50 PM PDT by wyattearp (Study! Study! Study! Or BONK, BONK, on the head!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1725737/posts?...
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:42 AM
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1. "...take charge of your site before it gets a reputation for being cranky." LOL
Understatement of the year.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:02 AM
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11. "Cranky" ain't the word that first comes to mind
willfully-ignorant, delusional, subservient, OTOH...
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:47 AM
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2. Freepers have the personality of an ice cube in Lynne Cheneys
refrigerator.
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:55 AM
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8. Is THAT what she calls it?
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:28 PM
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18. The Icebox
:rofl:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:47 AM
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3. Yes, we don't want freeptards or religious zealots to be uncomfortable
at least not any more uncomfortable than they treat any other people.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:55 AM
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4. Is "monkey" just another term for a freeper?
I've seen it more often these days.

Where did this come from?
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:03 AM
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5. If so, it's an INSULT to monkeys.
Monkeys have the ability to LEARN.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:16 AM
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6. So is * n/t
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:57 AM
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10. The discussion this post from Jimmy was concerning the debate of evolution vs intelligent design
So I used the primate aspect to the debate - whether we are descended from lower life forms or not as a vehicle with a double entendre to it to add an element pertaining to the greater debate in that FR thread to the title.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:46 AM
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7. RimJob forgot #4
4) Freep-a-thon. Send money. Lots of it. Free Republic ain't that free. Gas for the RV costs a mint in the Bush economy. Pay up.
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:02 AM
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9. very interesting thread
Haven't gotten all the way through it. Currently in the midst of the "evos" vs creationists.

RimJob seems to see teach evolution in schools as an ACLU plot. One of the FReepers pointed out that the ACLU wasn't around in Darwin's time.




To: Dimensio
"If you believe that "political bias" exists, then please explain how Intelligent Design qualifies as science, and explain what you believe is political bias regarding the issue."

If evo is such an exacting science you could prove your theory in a classroom experiment by causing something to evolve into something entirely different. I'll wait patiently for the results of your proof.

If there was no political bias against ID you wouldn't have to team up with the leftwing demonrats to prevent it from being taught in schools.
342 posted on 10/25/2006 9:35:54 PM PDT by Beagle8U
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:31 AM
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12. This is interesting because it highlights what SHOULD be a fundamental
conflict within today's Republicans: That between Republicans who are simply in favor of certain types of economic policy (low taxes, low spending etc.) and perhaps foreign policy, and those who insist on a particular orthodoxy in religious belief.

They are really NOT the same, I USED to know a lot of Republicans who had NO interest in people's bedroom behavior or teaching creationism before I moved down here to TX, and I still know some like that even now. All these things are really NOT related to each other, so I'm not at all sure I understand how the modern Republican voter has been made to feel that they in fact are part of a seamless whole.

The insistence on a uniform right wing orthodoxy on these religious/social as well as economic and foreign policy issues should cause problems. Why it hasn't up until now I don't know.

But RimJob is certainly taking sides. Looks like anyone advocating for evolution is going to get banned from his site.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:45 AM
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13. the phenomenon, these last 6 yrs the conservatives have been
sucked into the religious angle of the republican. i have watched ALL my republicans that are merely conservatives adopt the religious language and morality as if that was needed to be the republican. they bought into, or were sold, or conditioned to believe the morality bullshit fed over the last handful of years. like zombies. i am hoping they are seeing, but... along with it came the bigotry of minority and hate of women,.... that has never been in them in the past. i am talking male republicans in my family, that i have known all my life,..... have an anger at ME... for being female, that i have never experienced with them before. it is really strong today. i am really just shaking my head in wonder at what has happened.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:11 PM
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15. Maybe it is you?
Maybe you have become one of them uppity-women-folk who has decided to be free?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:20 PM
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17. i always have been. and i was ok then. now it is so odd
i am told i hate men, i am too sensitive, i am a liberal from hell,.... (i live traditionally and conservative, vote dem). they tell me who i am all over the place, then they tell me who i think they are.

i say wtf?

why am i even in this conversation.....

it is really odd. my brothers, and my father, who has been the kindest,most respectful

i asked hubby last week, is it me????

it almost feels like the white male sees how fucked up they have done to the world and cant own it and are taking it out on women and minority, so they can feel a sense of superiority in their failure they cannot admit to.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:33 PM
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20. Can't argue with that
Men have messed up this world. It could easily be a far better place to experience the true essence of life. But off we go, making war, putting down women, raping the planet. 'Course, behind every strong man there is an even stronger woman, eh?

I don't think many of us fully realize the breadth of our impacts... they seem so minor... but each action has a reaction.

What the reaction is to an act of Peace, is the one we should be concentrating on, IMO.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:58 PM
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21. reaction is to an act of Peace
when i saw what was happening last week, i stopped all attempt at working for understanding, and sat in peace. nothing more. let them rant like a bunch of little kids, and i will sit back in peace until they have expended their energies on this one, whatever it may be.

and i am not a believer of letting women run the world and all will be rosy either. i am not an either or kinda gal. i prefer to have the male along with the female, appreciating and valuing both.

i am just really amazed what i have seen being able to accomplish in male behavior, in a very small period of time. as far as a social experiment, social phenomena, i think this is an amazing time. not being married to one of these males, or sons that behave in this manner, i sit in relative harmony. just fascinating to see where this time will take us. as you say... action reaction. will be interesting to see what this time creates.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:30 PM
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23. Indeed
These are interesting times. There is a revolution underfoot that will not be seen ON TV.

The utter fear in some people's faces and their words is most unnerving. They actually think there is a part of the world that contains all the evil and none resides where they stand.

Seems to me to be an almost total lack of understanding or realization of their own personal lives in how they make up the world in which we all exist.

Peace to you my Sister. We wil make a difference, yes?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:39 PM
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24. We will make a difference, yes?... absolutely. will?... we do n/t
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:59 AM
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14. LOL Rimjob must have gotten his marching orders from the gop....
10 days before the mid-terms and they are ordered to kiss the talibangelican's ass.

My question is, how can anyone with a background in science still back the gop? Emperical evidence is biting them in the freaking nose and they still don't see what their party is doing to them, the Constitution, the military, this nation, and the world.

Hey freeps--this is what you are fucking backing, get used to it or wake the fuck up.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:18 PM
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16. This is a no-brainer for Rim Job...
... He can either censor and ban the two people that believe and understand evolution over at the FR, or he can allow them to stay and risk alienating the thousands in the ID drooling horde.

Let it be known: a working understanding of science makes you unwelcome at the FR.
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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:30 PM
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19. well, I'm proud to have scientists among us here at DU...
Yay scientists!

:yourock:
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:02 PM
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22. And remember, always overstock on Porta-Potties.
Freepers are notoriously full of shit, so 3 crappers per freep is probably about right.
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