Thank you Bill.
And, yes, I will be continuing to send money to keep the forums funded.
I will say, however, that members here who have contributed do take some of the load off my back, and each of you is dearly appreciated.
As I quit my job this past November 03, 2016, at Oath Keepers, I'm without an income. But I am working on three projects, any one of which could help spring me to better situations. The jewelry project is the surest bet, but I've got to raise a few thousand dollars to get my shop fully equipped and set up. That is gong to take several months, as it appears to me at this time.
I have begun to make TMMers at the national website aware of my jewelry background, which I've not worked in since I started with Oath Keepers seven years ago. There is an explanation of how I got into jewelry design work while being a gold caster for the Dental industry, and some photographs of pieces I've made in the past.
Y'all are welcome to enjoy.
Jewelry: Before The Revolution -- https://thementalmilitia.net/2016/12/23/jewelry-before-the-revolution/
There are three inactive links in the middle of that article, and one which is completed. I'll get the other three up this week.
When I launch my new jewelry business it will be under the name "Silver Seeds of Lbierty". Bill has obtained the domain name for that. There is much to be done, and I'm old and slow, but I get something done each passing day, and things are building nicely. 2017 will be a good year for this old hippy/artist/revolutionary.
Also please note -- anyone who donates to the "ernie movie project" is also helping cover all other TMM projects. The donate button is under the trailer here -- https://thementalmilitia.net/ernie/
Those of you who pay dues to the national site are also helping all other TMM projects. I am devoted to taking TMM to the top this year, and it's going to happen. I am not in a hurry with that, but I see it building sorta "behind the scenes". Claire Wolfe, for example, just sent TMM's recent newsletter to her list, and that is generating good interest.
Also in the works is Lionsgate. This past week I summed up over a month's worth of writing about the proposed television series and sent it to them in Los Angeles. It will take them several weeks or longer to absorb all I sent them, and I don't mind saying that I worked my ass off trying to figure out how to present my perspective on a story-line for the series. But I finally got that done and now the ball is in their court. They still have several months on their contract with me and ernie, and both ernie and self will gladly extend that contract if necessary while Lionsgate Studios is trying to sell the idea to a TV network. Y'all keep your fingers crossed for us, okay? If Lionsgate chances to actually land an agreement with any network, TMM will never again have to worry about how the bills will be paid. Some months ago I thought that our odds were about thirty / seventy, but now I feel that our odds are greatly improved that we will actually get an "unscripted docu-series" through Lionsgate. If Lionsgate does land a network to carry it, Lionsgate will fund and produce the entire series. At present time, Lionsgate still wants to move forward with doing this, so we shall see how things go. Believe me, y'all will hear it loudly and clearly if it happens, lol.
One other thing -- those of you who have sent me money in the past three months while I have not had a job are each very deeply appreciated. Thank you each and all!
Bill, I want to publicly thank you for carrying the load here and at my other sites. You are appreciated.
Happy New Year!