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An Update

 

A week ago — though it seems like longer — we put up a post in which we described the current, precarious position of Ricochet.

What a difference a week makes.

We’re happy to report that through a combination of things, the site seems to be on firmer footing. We’ve attracted an investor or two, we’ve signed up more members — but more than that, we’ve realized just how central this place is to us and our members. Ricochet can’t die, because we and you won’t let it.

We still need more members. There is still a lot of work to do to make the site better — and reach further. Know that every single suggestion, every comment and notion, has been read and re-read and hashed over. We’re collecting and indexing them right now, in fact. This place is our place.

To our members, thanks. Deeply.

To those that aren’t yet members, what are you waiting for? Join today.

To everyone, a very Merry Christmas, which to us came a little early this year.

Rob and Peter

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  1. Profile photo of Robert Dammers Thatcher

    Huzzah!

    • #1
    • December 22, 2012 at 1:34 am
  2. Profile photo of Ted Blurn Inactive

    Ricochet more secure, Prof. Epstein on Twitter. God bless us everyone.

    • #2
    • December 22, 2012 at 2:42 am
  3. Profile photo of William Laing Member

    My favourites on Ricochet are James Lileks, Rob Long, Richard Epstein and John Yoo. I have a special soft spot for Peter Robinson — I love the way he asks his questions of the his co-hosts and the guests. His “…now, where am I wrong?” asked sincerely is a such a powerful move, in the interests of enlightenment for all. Such lack of ego.

    This, gentleman, is great radio. It’s actually beautiful radio — what other adjective for search for truth among friends by controversial means?

    • #3
    • December 22, 2012 at 3:02 am
  4. Profile photo of Charles Mark Member

    Poor Rico was on his last legs

    It was said he was down to the dregs

    But he to all our surprise

    Was saved by free enterprise

    ’cause a conservative never begs.

     

    • #4
    • December 22, 2012 at 5:29 am
  5. Profile photo of Owl of Minerva Member

    Yay!

    • #5
    • December 22, 2012 at 6:35 am
  6. Profile photo of Fred Cole Member

    As the kids like to say

    w00t

    (If Ricochet’s font makes that unclear, that is spelled with two zeros.)

    • #6
    • December 22, 2012 at 6:40 am
  7. Profile photo of Doug Kimball Member

    I look to my right and I see three ads – Boeing, ebay and Amazon! (Wait, did we all sign the NDA?) Way to go guys! When are we going public with this baby?

    Merry Christmas All!

    • #7
    • December 22, 2012 at 6:40 am
  8. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member

    Did y’all finally cut Rob’s Fabergé egg addiction from the Ricochet budget? I’m convinced that was the cause of the financial difficulties.

    • #8
    • December 22, 2012 at 6:48 am
  9. Profile photo of Concretevol Thatcher

    Wow, not only did the world not end but it’s gotten a little better! A merry Christmas to all and to all a gift subscription!

    • #9
    • December 22, 2012 at 6:48 am
  10. Profile photo of dittoheadadt Member

    Remember that night we broke the windows in this old house? This is what I wished for.

    It IS a wonderful life!

    • #10
    • December 22, 2012 at 7:14 am
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    Doug Kimball: I look to my right and I see three ads – Boeing, ebay and Amazon! (Wait, did we all sign the NDA?) Way to go guys! When are we going public with this baby?

    Merry Christmas All!

    Pity you. My ads include one with Jennifer Lopez in a white men’s dress shirt…only.

    • #11
    • December 22, 2012 at 7:19 am
  12. Profile photo of HeartofAmerica Member

    We dodged the end of the world and the potential end of Ricochet all in the same week! We must be butter because we are on a roll.

    Do you think we should pool our cash and buy a lottery ticket now?

    • #12
    • December 22, 2012 at 7:33 am
  13. Profile photo of Mr. Dart Coolidge
    Doug Kimball: I look to my right and I see three ads – Boeing, ebay and Amazon! (Wait, did we all sign the NDA?) Way to go guys! When are we going public with this baby?

    Merry Christmas All! · 1 hour ago

    I saw that Boeing ad and thought, “Wait a minute, I didn’t say I’d chip in on an airliner to save Rico!” But then I saw a Coke Zero ad and realized I could buy a can and still do my part. Heck, put me down for an entire 6 pack. I’m feelin’ kinda flush after shorting the market Friday. Merry Christmas!

    • #13
    • December 22, 2012 at 8:04 am
  14. Profile photo of Ralph Zazula Member

    Nice. A bit mushy. You do your part, we do ours. We are all responsible for the effort, not the results. Should be a piece of cake.

    • #14
    • December 22, 2012 at 8:13 am
  15. Profile photo of Illiniguy Member

    Just don’t let it happen again.

    • #15
    • December 22, 2012 at 8:41 am
  16. Profile photo of Steven Jones Coolidge

    Great news! Congratulations, guys, and pray for more subscribers.

    After two years of lurking, Rob finally guilted me into subscribing a few months ago. Now, the rest of you lurkers, pony up!

    • #16
    • December 22, 2012 at 8:42 am
  17. Profile photo of Bryan G. Stephens Reagan

    Merry Christmas Peter and Rob and the whole Ricochet Family. This is my go to page every day, and I feel much better about its future.

    • #17
    • December 22, 2012 at 8:54 am
  18. Profile photo of Red Feline Inactive

    Wonderful news that I can still “get my fix” of Ricochet! 🙂 Looking forward to learning more about Americans and America over the coming year. Fascinating, wonderful people! You didn’t know you were an anthropology study, did you? :-))

    Lots of fun to everyone over the holiday season! 

    • #18
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:03 am
  19. Profile photo of KayBee Inactive
    Casey: I just want to be first so I can get 100 likes. · 11 hours ago

    Hey–I am hanging tight at 104–good luck!

    • #19
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:09 am
  20. Profile photo of Casey Member

    I just want to be first so I can get 100 likes.

    • #20
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:13 am
  21. Profile photo of Lance Member

    Wonderful news, gentlemen. An early Christmas present to us all.

    • #21
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:16 am
  22. Profile photo of Trace Inactive

    To the investors that stepped forward from our multitude, thank you.

    • #22
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:17 am
  23. Profile photo of Roberto Member
    The Founders: Rob Long and Peter Robinson:We’ve attracted an investor or two, we’ve signed up more members — but more than that, we’ve realized just how central this place is to us and our members. Ricochet can’t die, because we and you won’t let it.

    Well, wishing for anything more now on Christmas would seem downright greedy. Forget Fiscal Cliffs, Plan B and yada yada, this is what I wanted. 

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

    • #23
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:22 am
  24. Profile photo of RyanM Coolidge

    so… what was the verdict on the special membership that gets a personalized comment from Peter on every post?

    • #24
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:34 am
  25. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive

    So good to hear, and a merry Christmas to you both and the rest at Ricochet who work so hard to keep this place running smoothly!

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    • December 22, 2012 at 9:35 am
  26. Profile photo of JustinC Inactive

    Thank you R Long and P Robinson. Merry Christmas and I wish you both, and all of Ricochet a very happy and prosperous 2013.

    • #26
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:43 am
  27. Profile photo of Fricosis Guy Coolidge

    Yes, Ricochet is la cosa nostra.

    • #27
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:49 am
  28. Profile photo of flownover Inactive

    You must have known you are among friends and could share that, you created this big circle and by the Ricometric (# of comments ) it appears it’s a winner.

    Thanks again gentlemen for this service.

    • #28
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:49 am
  29. Profile photo of Severely Ltd. Member

    Great news!

    KayBee
    Casey: I just want to be first so I can get 100 likes. · 11 hours ago

    Hey–I am hanging tight at 104–good luck! · 39 minutes ago

    Don’t worry KayBee, Casey’s not squeezing one out of me (sorry wussycat, I’m siding with the tiger).

    • #29
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:54 am
  30. Profile photo of rosegarden sj dad Member

    Tears in my eyes. Your choice of Wonderful Life photos very appropriate. Well done, gents.

    • #30
    • December 22, 2012 at 9:58 am
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