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Does the membership of TMM want to turn Elias loose to recruit new members?

Yes! Go for it.
- 24 (75%)
No, leave TMM as it is
- 6 (18.8%)
No. I have a better idea (details below)
- 1 (3.1%)
So THAT's where the old coot went....
- 1 (3.1%)

Total Members Voted: 29

Voting closed: March 05, 2015, 06:56:24 am


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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2014, 11:07:55 am »

Probably too verbose, but it's a start. What could be added, removed? I started with the welcome statement from Elias and built around it.  Needs a title, I guess. Graphics?  [edit: Now live at The Price of Liberty http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6352  with a few small changes. I'll publish any others you want as well.]


Have you ever thought that America, indeed the whole world, is going the wrong direction and that there truly ought to be a better way to live than the rapidly deteriorating economy in a police state? Do you long for a truly free country, a free market, and life without "big brother" trying to control every move you make?

Do you believe people can live together in peace and prosperity, in spite of their differences, or maybe even because of them...  How do you think that could work out, and wouldn't it be worth a lot of time and effort to make it happen?

Do you think people have to be pushed into violent revolution, or can we outlive, out talk and out think those who would control and destroy us?

Do you shoot, reload, homeschool, garden, raise livestock, cook, love to eat, play music or sing, enjoy crafts or old fashioned tools, antique cars... and wish you had someone to talk to about them without the formality of most single interest websites and fora?

Do you have friends and family who share your concerns, or do you wish you had more and different people to talk to about all this?

Come visit The Mental Militia - an online forum for rational people who wish to talk to each other and explore both the questions and possible answers, both as individuals and communities.

I and many others share your concerns about the demise of America, and what's happening in the world as well.

At The Mental Militia, you will encounter a wide range of opinions about many different topics, and some of them, I'm presuming, may cause you to think that some of us are not "getting it". But you'll find that there is a very well-honed intelligence at TMM, contributed to by Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, "leftists" and "rightists", hesitant Democrats/liberals, bashful Republicans/conservatives, free-thinkers, Constitutionalists, min-archists, anarchists, libertarians, tax-honesty people, oath-keepers from the military and law enforcement, Native Americans, a few foreign citizens, and some who are just interested individuals of many sorts. (Did I leave anyone out? - oh, yes - and there may be lurking or active agents provocateur or other representatives of the Federal Power.)

So what you'll find here is a mix of various perspectives on just about any topic. We here at TMM welcome diverse thought, dissenting ideas, alternate concepts, historic facts, analysis, opinions (especially when they can be backed-up with convincing arguments and facts), "beliefs", etc. I would hope that all voices, including yours, are welcome here.

Visit https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php  and see if you might like to join the conversations.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2014, 11:21:34 am by MamaLiberty »
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2014, 11:59:31 am »

Well, when I came here in 2004, it was because of my looking for more of Claire Wolf's writings
And as I looked around, I found that it was much more than that.
Yes people have come and gone, there has been a few wars here, but the information has always been good.
Yes sometimes it gets hard to get over the bitching of some, but this also what makes this forum great, it is free to express what is on your mind.
And like a family, you need to have thick skin at times. you may not agree with everyone, but OK so what.
I can see why some would not post here, for fear of being attacked for something they see as silly, but the poster did not see as such.
And while it can be entertaining to see a thread get jacked and see where it will go, it does come back to what it started as.
As for how to get more people, not sure on that, but why limit it to just internet groups.
Like I said, I came here from reading a magazine, that had Claire Wolfe in it, and she just threw in a blip about this forum in her writings.
So maybe some of our more better writers, could write something about what's going on around them, and have it placed in a Mag/paper/newsletter, with a plug for the forum, and lets see where it goes from there.
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2014, 12:07:54 pm »

Why is the number of participating Members so low nowadays?

Anyone?



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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2014, 12:15:29 pm »

Why is the number of participating Members so low nowadays?

Anyone?



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fear of being attacked by a troll for sounding/looking stupid in the trolls eyes.
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If we want our grandchildren to be able to give thanks for being Americans, we'll need to.....start steering a course away from government control of our lives-and start moving back toward greater personal responsibility.   Ed Feulner

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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2014, 12:23:50 pm »

fear of being attacked by a troll for sounding/looking stupid in the trolls eyes.

That may, or may not be one reason, but I'm sure there are many other reasons. People are busy, and the social media of choice has gone to other things being two of them. 
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2014, 12:34:29 pm »

fear of being attacked by a troll for sounding/looking stupid in the trolls eyes.

That may, or may not be one reason, but I'm sure there are many other reasons. People are busy, and the social media of choice has gone to other things being two of them.
There is also the OPSEC concerns. I have suggested TMM to a few people that I know personally that would benefit greatly from and greatly contribute to this forum, but they have declined the request due to OPSEC.

As for low participation, this poll is proof. Only 17 votes out of over 2500 members?!?
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2014, 12:43:19 pm »

Some interesting statistics about TMM and who uses it. http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=stats
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2014, 12:43:49 pm »

fear of being attacked by a troll for sounding/looking stupid in the trolls eyes.

That may, or may not be one reason, but I'm sure there are many other reasons. People are busy, and the social media of choice has gone to other things being two of them.
There is also the OPSEC concerns. I have suggested TMM to a few people that I know personally that would benefit greatly from and greatly contribute to this forum, but they have declined the request due to OPSEC.

As for low participation, this poll is proof. Only 17 votes out of over 2500 members?!?

I agree with you on the OpSec concerns, but there is always a way to post your views without blowing OpSec too.
But Mama has a point too. maybe this is the way of it for now.
I do not use twitter, or any of the others forms. I am on Facebook, but is a small way, trying to reach out to my daughter right now there.
But I am also more comfortable with this form of community, than the others. So here I am.
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Nobody needs an AR-15
Nobody needs a whiny little bitch ether, yet here you are

If we want our grandchildren to be able to give thanks for being Americans, we'll need to.....start steering a course away from government control of our lives-and start moving back toward greater personal responsibility.   Ed Feulner

I think, therefore I am not a progressive liberal socialist marxist democrat

That's WY

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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2014, 12:45:15 pm »

Nurseflo,

You nailed it, nice to find a fellow fan.

I agree that we need to expand the membership.  The question is how, and who.  I'm not one to suffer fools gladly, and I won't associate with criminals at all.

Peace,

Silver
Silver,

I don't think that many Oath Keepers would join us here, regardless of Elias's suggestions towards the group. I was just poking around at the OK site. They already have their own forum over there. Why would they choose to congregate here when they have paid membership dues to use the OK forum? I'm pretty sure that our desire for increased membership and participation will be better realized from other sources.
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2014, 12:51:14 pm »


I agree with you on the OpSec concerns, but there is always a way to post your views without blowing OpSec too.
But Mama has a point too. maybe this is the way of it for now.
I do not use twitter, or any of the others forms. I am on Facebook, but is a small way, trying to reach out to my daughter right now there.
But I am also more comfortable with this form of community, than the others. So here I am.
Agreed on all points. Well....Except for Facebook. I understand the benefits of your use of that service, but I would never feel comfortable discussing the topics that we do here on TMM there on Facebook. It would be like walking around a battlefield with a big target painted on your chest and back. I can honestly say that I have never been to that site, and I never will. I have actually gone so far as to BAN Facebook from my entire house. Even VISITORS!! :laugh: I too am much more comfortable with this form of community.
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2014, 12:53:45 pm »

Some interesting statistics about TMM and who uses it. http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?action=stats

LOL, hehehe  :threvil:

mama has more time for this than most of us.

21427 posts
1583 started topics
and 148 days, 12 hours, 34 minutes

WOW the life of a retired person.
Luv ya mama hehehe
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2014, 01:50:30 pm »


mama has more time for this than most of us.

I open TMM in the morning and leave it up all day since I work on line. Don't actually visit unless some notification of a post comes in email, which I check frequently for everything.  Been here a long time, that's all. :)
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2014, 05:45:30 pm »


mama has more time for this than most of us.

I open TMM in the morning and leave it up all day since I work on line. Don't actually visit unless some notification of a post comes in email, which I check frequently for everything.  Been here a long time, that's all. :)

That time online stat was the only one I came up on and for the same reason.  I work from home and often have several tabs open on my browser on my non-work computer while I'm working.
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2014, 09:50:15 pm »

I would suggest just including it as a reference link, and also have a warning to leave the badge in the box........   I remember how a lot of threads turned out when a guy got all "proper enforcement procedure" with "The Usual Suspects".......
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Re: Revitalizing TMM (Poll)
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2014, 11:46:39 pm »

EE

I crossed all those Rubicons long ago. Reckon I'm on quite enough Lists to get me put away forever once they start the wholesale move to True Socialism.

Tact is just another word for Hypocrisy and much Caution is Simply Cowardice Rationalized.

I joined "Facebook" awhile ago. Its the only large (or any) group of toki pona speakers extant.

I got out of the habit of going.

I was interested in the uses of a Language with only 119 words that could be mastered in well under a fortnight.

EE
 
First of all, true fluency is far harder to acquire than memorizing the vocabulary and a few rules
 
And,

Second most users are more interested in studying the language as a Linguistic Curiosity than putting it to use.

So I joined Facebook for Nothing
 
EE
 
I hear that the Economy means people have less free time and also that the heyday of Forums has come and gone.

SAD... :shakehead: :dontknow:


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