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This ones on me...next round is yours

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:21 pm
by Machine
Hello,
It's nice to be in the company of free thinking, liberty minded folks, like yourselves.

I am the Machine and I'm a broadcaster at a local, independent, FM radio station here in West Virginia. I do a weekly saturday night show called "The Freedom Factory". I've had FORCES President, Maryetta Ables, on the show a couple of times recently. She's a real go-getter and a nice person.

My offer is this...if anyone would like to be on the show live, via telephone, or submit recorded material- I will give you air time. The FM signal reaches a mostly local audience, however, we have a live internet stream that goes globally. Since we are a non-commercial operation, anything goes as long as language conforms to FCC regs. In other words, no cussing!

Station and contact info can be found at: www.wyap.com
Send email or correspondence c/o The Machine .

I am looking forward to developing a partnership with the members of FORCES, in our mutual efforts to restore true freedom and liberty for all people.

Regards,
The Machine 8)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:23 pm
by 383rr
Welcome!


I can't get your station here, but I thank you for what you're doing. It is a tremendous help. Any word we can get out to counter all the negative media bias is a Godsend.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:57 pm
by Maxine
I, also, would like to say welcome to this group and thanks for your contribution to the smokers rights cause. I wonder if you are a smoker...?

Thanks for the welcome!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:50 pm
by Machine
Yes, I currently smoke. After quitting for 15 years, I started again when I had a severe injury 5 years ago that kept me bedfast for some time. I originally quit the first time for my own personal reasons, not from outside pressure. I don't plan on quitting in the near future.

The way I see it, and I'm sure many of you feel the same, this isn't really all about smoking...it's a social behavioral experiment that has used the smoking issue as another tool, to see how far they can extract our personal freedom and liberty. These people are trying to establish an unquestioning, submissive, totally compliant society for their pleasure (use).

I, for one, do not want to live in a country under these conditions; especially a country like the USA, that has a Consititution which is unique in comparison to the rest of the world. Secondly, my liberty and freedom are not granted to me by government -I'm born with these attributes. The Declaration of Independence and US Constitution state that very clearly.

Thanks again for welcoming me into the fold, and I will continue to use my media access to get the message out!

The Machine 8)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:56 pm
by DancingTigerBait
Welcome, Machine. :-)

Wow. Radio! That just...sounds so cool! :-)

You'll probably find many surprises in our journey back to freedom. Surprises about smoking (yes, there are some real benefits), about Big Pharma (try boycottjohnsonandjohnson; it's a kick in the pants), about who's onboard (no, not all are people who smoke), surprises about what a farce antismoking has become (I've had a "funnies file" building for quite some time). Some classics come from places like Smintair--Smokers' International Airline, you'll love that one. One of the things that I've loved about this fight is the *international* aspect. As horrid as the outcome has been for so many people subjected to bans, it's been wonderful getting to know people from all over the world! Another good place to look--in addition to Forces--is http://freedom2choose.co.uk/ (There's also SADIreland and others, too.) When I first started looking into the garbage of smoking bans, I started writing letters, by golly--they're still online if you're interested, http://www.stahlheart.com/Legislature.html

Oh, if anyone's interested, I wrote a short story, http://www.stahlheart.com/BigPicture.html I'm trying to get my act together and write a press release for the McFadden/Kunneman study exposing the nonsense of SHS/ETS causing heart attacks. Yeah, right, like I know how to write a press release...well, I can but try. ;-)

Okay, back to the warm welcome...sorry, Machine, I get distracted, LOL. Guess that would make me a bad candidate for an interviewee, eh! Well, anyway, it's great to have your voice join the chorus here! :-)

==> Stephanie

welcome

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:00 am
by beachsmoker
Welcome Machine! Its awesome to have you here and with the cause!

To my fellow freedom fighters, sorry I've been away so long, and not very helpful. A new job has literally consumed me day and night since Feb. I usually need an ID just to get in my house since my husband barely recognizes me. :(

I was hoping things slowed down in a few months, but each day brings another setback, surprise, and fire. So, back to the grindstone, probably till end of year. I'm still with you and hope to get more active again soon!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:11 am
by Machine
Thanks for the welcome and laughs, Stephanie!

I guess radio still is cool...especially now that we can transmit on the internet and reach a global audience. I got this gig not only to educate, but to motivate people into taking an active role as citizens. I remind listeners from time-to-time that freedom isn't a spectator sport. :shock:

I give you credit for taking the time to actually do something--like the letter you wrote to your legislature. I couldn't view the story you wrote because the link was dead. :? Don't sell yourself short. Believe me, I've read some pretty crappy press releases written by so-called professionals!
I believe strongly in the power of the mind and the will of the spirit. If you want to write press releases or other literature, then just look at what others have done, and I'm sure you'll be inspired.

Yes, the road to freedom is full of suprises, and the path to tyranny has even more. I think people just need to decide which direction they want to go. One is hard; the other relatively easy...until you hit the dead-end. Unfortunately, most people choose the path of least resistance.

I will look into the info and pointers you gave. I like the international scene as well. We're all in this together; since this is a global war of oppression.

If you have anything that you want me to consider putting on the air, just let me know. I'm always open to suggestions, and I deal with wandering minds all the time. :lol:

Hello beachsmoker. It's awesome to be here...just because! :P

Gotta go--using too many smiley faces!

The Machine 8)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:50 am
by DancingTigerBait
Well, Machine, this is what happens when I try to do things past my bedtime! That short story link has an extra "l" on the end. It should be http://www.stahlheart.com/BigPicture.htm I'd like to believe that I'm a creative genius with a spelling problem. :-/

PS Hmmm, maybe a funnies page on the wispofsmoke site?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:03 am
by Machine
That's the beauty of computers--very anal about everything! They're really stupid, but they overcome that with speed. Maybe you can write a story about dumb computers? :)

I liked the story. Between the use of imagery and allusion, to show the direction we have allowed institutions to go; it definitely kept my attention.

Humor is good...it can educate and be profitable at the same time. Look what Bill Maher has done with "Real Time".

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:17 pm
by DancingTigerBait
Machine wrote:That's the beauty of computers--very anal about everything! They're really stupid, but they overcome that with speed. Maybe you can write a story about dumb computers? :)

I liked the story. Between the use of imagery and allusion, to show the direction we have allowed institutions to go; it definitely kept my attention.

Humor is good...it can educate and be profitable at the same time. Look what Bill Maher has done with "Real Time".


Actually, I did have a character in my first book, Rachel, who was a computer. (*whoa* That's like...AI, dude. Trippin'.) Although, she was fairly bright. However, she did have a twin, Thomas, whose character was never fully developed. Maybe I could write a sequel and he'd be...erm, "intellectually challenged"? And, just as an aside, the characters in the short story came from that book, LOL. So...funny you should mention it.

Bill Maher *did* something? I thought he was on drugs? Such a shame. His Politically Incorrect was absolutely fabulous on the Comedy Channel when it started, but then he got kinda bitchy. (IIRC, he got bitchy and screwed-up right around the time that he announced on his show that he'd quit smoking. Hmmm....) Before PI on CC, he was absolutely adorable on "Murder She Wrote"! Such a shame, such a shame. *big sigh*

BTW, you said, "After quitting for 15 years, I started again when I had a severe injury 5 years ago that kept me bedfast for some time." That reminded me of something I read a while back. One of the supposedly BIG condemnations of smoking came from the 1964 Surgeon General's Report. However, if you look at Table A, you'll see that people who smoked 11 or fewer cigarettes/day were in *better* general health than never-smokers. (Bear in mind that cigarettes were different back then--they were stronger and more people smoked unfiltered cigarettes.) One of the oddities is that the number of chronic illnesses goes up with increasing consumption of cigarettes. This struck me more as a reasonable trait than as a "causation" factor. In other words, people with more chronic illnesses would spend more time in bed...and, therefore, it seems reasonable to me that they would smoke more often, i.e. you'd find a similar trend in the number of crossword puzzles completed. Mind you, another factor is that tobacco does have a brain-reward thing going on; that is, smoking actually does provide some relief from pain whether or not the person smoking realizes it. I don't know whether or not either of these factors has anything to do with your re-start on smokes, but let's just say that I found it interesting. *smiles* (The 1964 SGR can be found at http://members.iinet.net.au/~ray/SG8.htm It seems to have "disappeared" from the SG's list of past reports. Funny that.)

Oh, and thank you for the kind words about the story. :-)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:45 pm
by Machine
Thanks for the info DTB. It took me awhile to review it...I now have it stored for future reference.

Pretty cool coincidence that you wrote a book about computers. Was it ever offered to the public?

I think the calming, relaxing aspects of tobacco were definitely some of the reasons for me smoking again; in addition to boredom. I have heard a lot of other people tell me that it helps them relax and receive some pain relief as well--must be something to it.

I do know first-hand and from numerous studies--which I believe are mostly legit--that smoke of a different color :wink: certainly helps to relieve pain better than most pharmaceuticals. The government knows this too...that's why they have tried to pluck it from the publics' eyes.

The Machine 8)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:14 pm
by DancingTigerBait
Your comment about smoking being a form of pain relief was noted many moons ago by Ronald Fisher, the statistician, in his observations about the curious correlation between smoking and lung cancer. (I included that in my letters to IL politicians. The positive correlation was bewteen smokers who did not inhale and lung cancer. The *negative* correlation was between lung cancer and smokers who did inhale.) Anyway, one of the suggestions made by Fisher was that people who had cancer--or were precancerous--effectively "self-medicated" by smoking.

BTW, my first book wasn't actually about computers. It's about a parapsychologist--but one of the characters was a computer. The artificial intelligence theme was a natural for a parpsychologist.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:24 am
by Harlow
Most welcome, Machine and WOW, a radio show - what could be better!!?
Maybe DancingTigerBait could read her wonderful article on the Big Picture, over the air (or I could).

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:13 am
by Machine
Sounds good and thanks! I can be reached at: themachine@frontiernet.net if you would like to set something up.

The Machine 8)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:49 pm
by DancingTigerBait
Harlow wrote:Most welcome, Machine and WOW, a radio show - what could be better!!?
Maybe DancingTigerBait could read her wonderful article on the Big Picture, over the air (or I could).


The Machine: Sounds good and thanks! I can be reached at: themachine@frontiernet.net if you would like to set something up.

I'm game. Mind you, I've been told that I sound...very young. I'm not sure that I could do any reading. Of course, I wouldn't *mind* reading, but if Harlow likes the story, then maybe that would be a better voice?