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    • My Militia Standards and Practices - Bylaws
      WE PRESENT THE FOLLOWING MILITIA S&P BYLAWS AND DECLARE THEM TO BE ACCEPTABLE GUIDELINES FOR WHICH ALL UNITS SHALL CONDUCT THEMSELVES.
       
      MY MILITIA IS NOT ANTI-GOVERMENT NOR ARE WE AN UMBRELLA ORG. WE ARE A NETWORKING, SELF RELIANCE AND EDUCATION COMMUNITY. WE HAVE DEVELOPED THESE BYLAWS AS A STEP TOWARDS THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF OUR GOALS.
       
      The following communication surveys the presence of the Unorganized American Militia movement as to be depicted on the internet and explores how the Militia movement uses My Militia website to build a networked community. The adaption of My Militia from a tool of the elite to a mass consumption commodity for everyone shall increase the potential to improve social organization and strengthen the movement within. This transformation also allows for new conceptions of the community and improves the way relationships based on our shared identities are built. My Militia helps its members improve upon themselves and expand.
       
      My Militia has allowed locally-based groups and isolated individuals to connect with one another and create a shared identity. This identity, based on the connections mediated by My Militia gives the membership a bridge by converting users from individuals to being a part of their local Militia organization.
       
      This is by no means a comprehensive list of all standards held by various elements of the Militia movement. However, it is indicative of the common strands that we feel militia groups should operate. The exact manner in which these three beliefs are verbalized differs from group to group but there are some widely shared interpretations.
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    • My Militia vs Social Media
      This month, the team have been discussing the role of My Militia in the social media age.

      The perspective we have shared among the staff follows.....

      Aside from you owning your data completely with no "Big Brother" to worry about, the main advantage to building your militia, (Recruitment, Events, Communication and Management etc...) on the My Militia platform is allowing yourself and your members to become relatively anonymous.

      With social media (like Facebook), it only takes a few clicks to discover more about you. It's easy to look at your political leanings, which area you live in, what your favorite films are and so on. Next thing you know people are looking at your family photos and private things that more than likely shouldn't be shared so openly or freely.

      All that information comes with you when you join a community like Facebook whether you like it or not.

      With My Militia, you can create your own personality unique to us. You don't need to reveal your real name, or photo. Try that on Facebook and you will be asked to prove who you are.

      My Militia puts the privacy back in your hands.

      We really like that. No one will be more responsible with your digital footprint than you are.

      We will be digging into this in more depth this month. We came across some fantastic research which supports this and has some lovely quotes such as "Facebook is being alone, together and My Militia is being together, together."

      I'll leave you with that thought. There is nothing Facebook can do (that matters) that we can't do better. That's how we feel, why we remain independent and that is why we are here. for you.

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    • 8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership in the Militia
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      https://www.mymilitia.com/topic/55309-8-essential-qualities-that-define-great-leadership-in-the-militia/

      1. Sincere enthusiasm
      2. Integrity
      3. Great communication skills
      4. Loyalty
      5. Decisiveness
      6. Managerial competence 
      7. Empowerment
      8. Charisma

      Every one of these qualities is absolutely essential to great leadership. Without them, leaders cannot live up to their full potential. As a result, their team members will never perform as well as they can either. Because of this, Militias must learn the best ways to identify and also to develop these necessary traits in existing and emerging leaders.
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    • The Things You Miss
      One of the things I miss most about Iraq, or even the military life in general, was just sitting around smoking and joking after work. 
       
      Before I deployed, most of the time it was us getting off of work, heading the club, telling women we were pilots or special forces. We'd sometimes fight with the locals or any unfortunate Marines who wondered too far from their club. 
       
      Then, while in Iraq, I'd get off of work sometime in the wee hours of the morning. I'd hang out at Green Beans, drink coffee until the sun rose or a mortar came in. 
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