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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. February 16 Love — A Paean to Ricochet

 

I have been a Ricochet member for just over two years. Being a member has enriched my life in untold ways. I have met over 50 members in person, and each and every one is just wonderful. I had few friends when I was growing up, and the people I have met on Ricochet have been like a huge, far-flung family. It just makes me smile, knowing that wherever I go, I need never be alone. We might argue with one another in various posts, but it’s always good-natured, and rarely really nasty. We support each other through our trials and tribulations, and the big hearts of the Ricochet community have been demonstrated time and time again (van for Linda, support for King Prawn, prayers and support for Nanda).

If I am having a bad day at work, I know that I can leave it at work, and get some smiles on Ricochet when I take my lunch break. After feeding the owner (Kikyo the black cat) when I get home, the next thing I do is fire up the trusty iMac and log in to Ricochet. I especially love the audio meetups, where I can listen to all the various voices of sanity in a sometimes-insane world. And where else can you converse with the likes of Paul Rahe, Rob Long, and Richard Epstein? News of the world? It’s all right here, from Scandinavia, Estonia, Israel, Paris, New York or Dallas. Virtual hugs when you’re feeling sad? All right here. I just don’t know what else anyone could ask for. I love Ricochet.

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The price of being a Photoshop genius is never having a moment’s peace. Let’s use this thread to consolidate our Ricochet store demands. List your T-shirt or mug idea here. See Oleneo65’s post to learn how to further customize available designs.  More

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Presidential Poll Click the Link to vote for your candidate –  Presidential Poll . The poll will run through Friday and then I’ll post the results. (If you can, please leave a comment [even a blank one with a “!” or something], so that it generates interest. Thanks) More

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So, I’ve been having to talk a lot over the past week about Ricochet to people that don’t know what Ricochet is. Because I live closer to a particular part of town, I’m doing some restaurant recce for the proposed Nashville meet up that is graciously being coordinated by Das_motorhead. The managers and private dining reps usually […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Why Did You Join Ricochet?

 

I know, I know: broken record time. But here’s the problem: we here at Ricochet HQ know why we love Ricochet. And from the rate of returning and renewing members (which, just so you know, is what someone in the member/subscription business called “stratospherically high”) we know that our members love it, too.

So here’s my question: why did you join? What triggered you to sign up and join this excellent community?

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Ricochet has been very quiet lately. Even the regulars are refraining from posting much. I’ve been wondering why, but I think I know. I know over the summer the tone here got rather moody – when even posts asking for a return to politeness devolved at times into acrimony (ironic that) – and I know […]

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This post is just a quick THANKS! to the great members here. Through Ricochet I’ve been able to meet some astounding people (even if only through posts and audio meet ups), and hardly a day goes by where I don’t learn something here. I’m not going to name names because I don’t want to be […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. From a Friend with High Standards

 

When he downloaded the podcast that Rob, James and I recorded yesterday, a friend (in Manhattan, of all places) dropped me this line about last week:

I admit it. I missed the Ricochet podcast dearly while it was on hiatus.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Dennis Miller, Ricochet Fan

 

The great Dennis Miller mentioned your humble site on his radio show today:

Of course, this audio is just a pretext for a certain Ricochet editor to boast that he made one of his comedic idols laugh. Said editor even posted this story under the anonymous Ricochet Editor account to ensure he didn’t come off as arrogant and self-serving.

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I’m usually not one to do this, but my business – small theatre arts organization (www.SanPedroRep.org) is in the running for a $100,000 grant. More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Ricochet Membership: Collateral Advantages

 

The unexpected consequences of Ricochet membership are awesome and life changing. Of course your results may be different from mine but membership is what you make it. Fake John Galt and several others have recently asked about renewing their memberships, and it made me think about why I hang out so much around here with all of the cool kids.

A non-member will never have the opportunities to interact or appreciate the wonderfulness of the Ricochetti. Here is a short list of the incredible collateral advantages of membership:

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How about we start a thread going, promote to Main Feed, and every Ricochet member add a comment stating their support for the State of Israel, and all its brave people. One comment per member, and see if we can get the number of comments higher than the PIT thread. I’ll go first. I stand […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Cruel Marketplace

 

The great thing about a marketplace is, it always tells you when you’re missing the mark.

Ricochet, for instance: we know we’re providing a useful and valuable service, but we also know we need to do better. Our customers — you — tell us that. When we launched the new site, memberships plummeted. When we got our act together, they picked up steam. We’re now growing about as fast as we were before the Great Migration.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. This May Have Been My Favorite Ricochet Meet-Up So Far

 

shutterstock_167824913At ten minutes before seven o’clock the other morning, as I was grunting and groaning in a weight room here in Palo Alto, a lovely gentleman walked over to introduce himself — and to let me know that he was a Ricochet member.

Thanks, Shelton Ehrlich. You and I were the only two Ricochet members in the place, the only two over the age of 25 — and the only two, I feel certain, who, even after dragging ourselves there at such an hour, would rather have talked politics than lifted dumbbells.

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Right now, I’m involved in two separate discussions with Ricochet members about Phil Robertson’s upcoming conference speech to Republicans. Only one of those discussions is happening on Ricochet. The other is happening on Facebook. Through Facebook, I’m still connected to a few former Ricochet members and contributors. It doesn’t much matter to me where we […]

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Anyone else getting ads in funny languages? Or is it just me? I never even studied Spanish. Surprised I’m not getting Danish considering my Web viewing lately. More

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What villain of movies or literature best represents Ricochet’s arch nemesis, the dreaded 504 Gateway Time-Out? More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Sen. Ted Cruz: Ricochet Fan

 

I’m wrapping up a week in Washington, D.C., where I attended an excellent Future of Media conference sponsored by the Franklin Center and the Heritage Foundation. Tuesday night featured the third annual Andrew Breitbart Awards, which honored citizen journalists and was keynoted by Greg Gutfeld (who killed it, of course). As Wednesday’s sessions wrapped up, the Republican National Committee offered about a dozen of us the chance to meet Sen. Ted Cruz in his office.

Even in this casual session, Sen. Cruz showcased his in-depth knowledge of myriad subjects. After 15 minutes or so his staff insisted he get to the Senate floor for a vote. Before leaving, I introduced myself and said I wrote for Ricochet.com. He praised the site, smiled broadly and said, “you wrote a parody about how I was a bully.”

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. A Toast To Ricochet—Rachel Lu

 

Today is my 2-year Rico-versary. Two years ago, I took the plunge, forked over the cost of a grande latte at Starbucks (remember that?), and put up my first post.

Life has certainly changed since then, and Ricochet has been a very positive part of that. I think I would have been pretty thrilled two years ago if you’d shown me what my life would be like today. 

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Interview: James Delingpole on The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism

 

Since there’s no Ricochet podcast this week, if you missed my interview with Ricochet’s own James Delingpole at PJ Media, perhaps it will make up for the loss, slightly. (And given that it’s Earth Hour or Earth Day, or Earth Week, or some other pagan eco-holiday this week, it’s worth pointing out that my interview with James is much more ecologically friendly than most Ricochet podcasts, as no Blue Yetis were harmed in the making of this podcast.)

As James mentioned during our interview, “I’m not a scientist and actually given what I’ve seen of scientists in my experiences following the global warming scam, I’m glad I’m not a scientist because a lot of these guys are basically shysters and crooks. They’re not some kind of white-coated elite with a special hotline to the truth. In fact, they’re just ordinary guys and girls trying to earn a living like the rest of us but slightly more dodgily than the rest of us in the one or two egregious cases.” And that’s one of the kinder things that the author of The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism: The Left’s Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes has to say on the subject. He’ll also discuss:

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