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Create and Share Your Own Member Polls and Public Polls at MeanwhileInMontana.com

Polls can be powerful for marketing and statistics to help your local business or products. They can be very effective if used and promoted properly.

They are mostly used for politics. They can be used as we’ve seen in the news media in attempts to influence election outcomes. Polls are often used and even manipulated by their creators, giving people false confidence that their candidate will probably win. Visitors may vote in and see their poll with overwhelming results for their candidate, then NOT show up to the ballot box as they should. Some Pollsters count on this! One should NEVER, EVER allow polls of any kind, shape or form dictate their attendance at the ballot box! The fact that attempts to manipulate you with poll results are even happening, should motivate you to vote EVEN MORE to Get to the polls, no matter what, every single time there is an election!

The 2016 presidential election was a perfect example of why polls should NOT EVER be trusted to dictate whether you should vote or not.

Create your own polls!
A new option we now have for members of Meanwhile, In Montana is that they can now create Community Polls anywhere, even in groups! Click the Poll button below the status bar to create a poll on either your personal profile just for your friends or on the Community Stream. Or even in your favorite Meanwhile, In Montana Groups! Find more details, make comments and suggestions about making and promoting polls below.

Member Polls
Member Polls are only visible to other logged in members. After clicking the poll button, ask your question in the status area. All polls remain OPEN until you delete them. If you plan to use the results in a meme, etc, be sure to take a screenshot before you delete them. You’re welcome to leave them active forever if you like. Add as many poll options as you want. You can also allow voters to select multiple answers.

Public Polls
Public Polls at Meanwhile, In Montana are different from member polls in that they are NOT based on membership tallies. Most polls that you see online that have any validity to them at all, are based on a visitors IP address. Unfortunately when using IP address and the voters know it, they can cheat in these polls by changing their IP address. This is why polls will give an error margin of 3-5%. They know that results from an average number of people voting are likely bullshit. Our public polls here are also based on IP address. An IP address can only vote ONCE!

The biggest benefit to Public Polls is that you can share it anywhere! Take a random poll and like, share or comment below!

Take a random Public Poll and leave your comments and suggestions below. Contact the administrator if you have an idea for a new Public Poll.

Which dog breed do you believe should become the official state dog of Montana?
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Intellectual Ammunition | Mythology V.S. Facts of Gun Control [Video]

MRCTV – Intellectual Ammunition: Mythology v Facts of ‘Gun Control’

The term itself is prejudiced, and doesn’t allow for honest debate. It frames things within the comforting notion of “control”.

So, for example, protesters and politicians hold rallies calling for “sensible gun control”. We’ve seen it with the March for Our Lives rallies begun by a group of students from Parkland, Florida. They received mountains of attention and nary a worthwhile question from the dinosaur leftist pop media, and the ideological approach was that those who “oppose” their so-called “sensible” or “common sense” gun “controls” are cold-hearted, likely bigoted, reckless troglodytes who simply don’t understand”: More…

What are Featured Ads? How do they help me sell faster? How do they help fund the site?

Keeping free localized websites like this alive when you buck the system that 70% of websites use by refusing to use browser intrusive Google pay per click or pay per impression type ads is tough! Call me a stubborn Montanan, but I will shut this site down before I violate yours or my browser with that garbage! I actually prefer that people purchase through sponsor links to help fund the site! And of course we also appreciate donations!

Another way to help fund this site is by purchasing Featured Marketplace Ads. It’s not as good as buying ammo for yourself, but it does beat giving a donation because it also helps you sell your stuff faster! Featured Marketplace Ads are highlighted in blue and stick to the top of all listings chronologically on the Marketplace Page.

Prices for our basic Featured Ads here are also lower then even basic posting cost for all Montana news media classifieds sites!

Featured Ads also appear below every ad. Of course sales boil down to what people are looking for. But when photos are added to catch visitor attention, featured ads typically receive five times the traffic as regular ads! Click Post Ad and select the option you want. Complete the transaction through PayPal using an account or by credit card. Don’t have anything to sell but still want to help fund the site? Buy ammo from sponsors at Top Ammunition Sites or visit the Donate Page to send money by credit card or Paypal account.

Why was Facebook the safest and most secure place for people to buy and sell guns online?

If Facebook were serious about private gun sales safety, they never would have taken away the safest place it could possibly be done.

Until firearms friendly Alternative Social Networks were created because of it, like our very own Meanwhile In Montana Marketplace and Montana Gun Trader, Facebook was by far the safest place to buy and sell firearms privately online in Montana and around the country. At least until they blocked gun trader groups. To some extent I guess we can thank them for motivating us to build our own sites.

Why was Facebook the safest place for private gun owners to buy and sell guns online?

Profiling Buyers and Sellers and Identity
Using Facebook, people could check people out without ever meeting them in person first. You could check out their pictures for identity purposes, timelines for content to see whether you even want to deal with them before meeting in a parking lot, see their friends, pages they follow, etc. Sometimes simply looking at someones timeline might help you decide whether you even want to inquire about the gun. If part of a group, other members can even give a personal referral. If you were an active member of a group, you could see their activities.

Free In-State Criminal Background Check
If a person were to pass your personal profile check first and now you know what they look like, before even contacting them you could check the Montana Correctional Offender Network to find out of they have a felony record in Montana. On Facebook or not, this has helped me personally from selling guns to felons on two occasions over the years.

Location
It is only legal to sell a gun privately to another citizen of Montana. You can see their location and then simply verify it when you meet them by checking their drivers license.

What other factors do you believe made Facebook the safest place online to buy and sell guns privately?

Member Only Poll: Should Montana Implement an Electoral College System for State Elections?

What if we used an Electoral College type system to elect State Representatives for Congress as well as for Gubernatorial races?

Would we have our current Governor and State Representation in Montana? Would rural Montanans be better represented? Our current election system in Montana is based on popular vote or as some may say “Mob Rule”. Larger cities like Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte dictate to us who our representatives will be. What do you think? Is this a silly idea? Is popular vote fair for Montana elections? Of course it would take nearly an act of God to do this and I have no idea where to even start. Lets have the discussion as a starting point.

Register if not already, login, vote in the poll, share and leave your comments about creating a Montana Electoral College below.

Should Montana implement an Electoral College type system for in state elections to better represent rural areas?
  • Yes 94%, 15 votes
    15 votes 94%
    15 votes - 94% of all votes
  • No 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
11/07/2018
Only registered users can vote in this poll. Please Login to vote.