Real Texas Freedom

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Money and Power

It is difficult to understand how so many people can live under the mistaken impression that they are secure and free in a nation falling apart.
If those who would help don't have the funds to do battle with power, money, ignorance and untruth, then everybody loses.
There are no lies and deceit associated with the likes of Samantha Phillipe. Since I began working on the computer in 2000, she has guided and directed me all the way. I have never received money for what I do and enjoy writing and fussing with people. The internet provided me a perfect way to spend retirement.
Even the internet, though, has begun to make it more difficult to practice free speech. Google won't sell ads for you if they don't like your content, for instance. In order to make money, the blog must fit criteria common to all misguided media. Rules make it next to impossible for anyone without funds to obtain the proper tools to reach people.
I live off Social Security. If you can help, send me a few bucks, after you help Samantha.

Sam Nettles
P. O. Box 913
Hutto, Texas 78634

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or
----- Original Message -----
From: Samantha Phillipe
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 2:43 PM
Subject: [thesmokersclub] Help request from the Newsletter

My Groups | thesmokersclub Main Page


Please send a handout to me today:

Samantha Phillipe

PO Box 814

Center Conway, NH 03813-0814

This is crucial and we need you, as freedom loving people interested in your property rights, to stand with us. Help us make the Newsletter a bigger and better place! Never in history has a section of the population this large needed to come together to stand up for our rights.

I hate begging for money letters, I’d rather have a root canal then ask for money. But I’m afraid I have no choice. We are growing so fast that all growth has to stop without funds to pay for computer equipment and more server space.

Please write me out a check or money order and mail it today. I’m not asking for a lot from anyone, just $5, or more if you can. If you can’t, I understand. I have less then that in my wallet right now and have even taken my car off the road to pay computer bills. I just can’t do it alone any more. The tobacco companies won’t help their own customers. Antis want you to think there is only their side to the issues. Guess what? It’s not working… that’s why our computer demands have caused me to write this awful letter begging for help. Please send money, or buy advertising space from us, or help in some other way for the cause. If we don’t grow, we are helping “them” to take away one of our rights after another until there is nothing left.

Please help, and send this to all your friends.
Thank you,


Samantha Phillipe - The Smoker's Club, Inc. -
The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter - Respect Freedom of Choice!


Visit your group "thesmokersclub" on the web.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Letter to a Writer With the Vancouver Sun-Canada

To report such garbage while injecting a yellow journalism take on the non-issue, demonstrates ignorance and a decline in the presentation of journalistic truth. You and your publication are contributing to the insanity pervading the world regarding the effects of tobacco smoke. Sam Nettles

Monday, July 25, 2005

Titles From A Lazy Writer

You can't be free unless you accept the truth.

Knowing the truth and not acting on it when you can is grounds for eternal damnation.

Truth isn't relative to faith for those who know it.

Continuity is hard to ponder when death is considered.

Destiny is man's worst enemy unless he fights it.

Man is the only creature on earth that can affect the destiny of the earth.

Sam Nettles

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Bottoms' Up

The mainstream news media reported this week that 18 homeless people, most with alcohol in their systems, died in Phoenix, Arizona from the extreme heat. What wasn't reported was that there shouldn't be 18 homeless people in the entire United States.
TV commercials, news stories and other depictions paint a prosperity picture just short of heaven on earth. You would think the U.S. has no economic faults and anybody not secure in the society has only himself to blame. Thousands attend ball games, concerts, political rallies and festivals. Particularly disturbing is the constant reporting by politicians that more Americans own their own homes than at any time in history. Sure they do, if you discount 30 year payments and credit card prosperity.
In my travels I see small towns everywhere with all the buildings vacant, standing like ghosts with nothing to do. In the cities I see both over and under development with homeless people holding signs and growing pocket ghettos that blind the dazzle of modern architecture.
I won't drink to any of it but it's bottoms' up when the bottom falls out. Sam Nettles

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Before and After

If John Roberts, with all his intelligence and education, can do as well putting the country on the right track as the Reagan Administration he worked for did putting the country on the wrong track, then he should be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice. Education, intelligence, good looks, financing and surface character are not enough, though, there's always guilt by association. Sam Nettles

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Revenue, Rights and the Rule of Law

----- Original Message -----
From: sam nettles
To: norm k.
Cc: jritchiejr
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:13 AM
Subject: Fw: Baptist Revunue
I received your note about my E-mail and appreciate it.
Jack Richie had some food for thought I'll share with you. Rule of Law gets more complicated every day. It's legal for a jury to disregard a judge's instruction just like it's legal for a judge to disregard anything he wants when he makes a decision. I guess that's why we have an appeal process.
Jesus was tough and tolerant. To true believers, He has the last word. There's no appeal when he judges but people have to do the best they can.
Good intentions can be destructive but I never paid much attention to morality or life style issues so what the Baptists teach or any other religion teaches doesn’t bother me. I do get a little concerned when secular demands begin to obstruct me. I think most Americans feel the same way. Good secular leadership should prevent Baptists from having a power edge through money, especially when it comes to smoking, drinking, gambling and dancing. Only the laws we break after we do our thing, not before, should be prosecuted. There's too much thought about prevention these days and that's redundant in a free society. Most of the pleasures of the world have consequences but legislate the consequences, don't legislate the pleasures.
Phillip Wylie wrote "Generation of Vipers" years ago. The vipers are still with us!!!!!!!


Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or
----- Original Message -----
From: sam nettles
To: Jack Ritchie
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: Baptist Revunue
Privileges and rights are truly mixed up these days, along with just about everything else. Jesus would be a smoker!!!!! Sam
Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or
----- Original Message -----
From: Jack Ritchie
To: sam nettles
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 6:52 AM
Subject: Re: Baptist Revunue
Food for thought....

Christ was Galalian, which was consider the scum of Jewish society in his time and place. He was judged by the self proclaimed righteous, and condemed to death for preaching a doctrine of Love. If he came back today, he might very well come back as a smoker. I say that because he came to witness the evil and persecution of the defenseless here on earth. Smoking is a worldly thing and has nothing to do with the spiritual realm, unless people make it so putting prejudice and hatred first.

I know many established man made religions have designated smoking as a sin, but something to consider is if we indeed supposedly have seperation of state and religion then why are they involved in politics. How is it blue laws can exist?

Seems to be another social lie (the seperation of church and state) and like Freedom doesn't really exist here. Some think we are Free but Freedom is not conditional, Privilege is and does exist in any regulatory or dictatorial government.

Jack R.
Houston, Tex
sam nettles wrote:

This is the last part of the latest from Norm Kjono published in How the 16 million member Southern Baptist organization has enhanced it's revenue is thoroughly reviewed. I wish he had included Jesus telling everybody to pluck out their eyeballs when they see evil or judge not lest you be judged. The cornerstone is powerful.

How Long, Lord?

Based in the foregoing it seems propitious to introduce Harold Lucius Parsons. “Harry,” as God refers to him, is the principal character in a short story that I wrote in 2000, “How Long, Lord?” Perhaps a solution to mercantile morality and remunerative religion is found in that work. Harry’s problem is that he is acutely fixated on scripture that supports his agenda but has blinders on when it comes to scripture that may impede grinding his personal-preference revenue axe. At the request of Archangel Gabriel God comes to Earth to check out the situation with Harry. God provides a divine-wisdom solution to the apparent problem of sin and inequity that Harry claims is taking over the world.
As would be expected, the Baptists have scripture ready to “justify” their new-found revenue-enhancing angst about persons who choose to smoke. They quote Paul in 1 Corinthians (6:19-20): ‘Or do you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit...?’” Perhaps they overlooked the Gospel of Matthew. From Blue Letter Bible, King James Version, the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 21:
12. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13. And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
42. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43. Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
46. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
That chapter of Matthew is recommended reading. Not only does it contain the scriptures about money changers in the temple but it also includes the story of Christ’s triumphant entry to Jerusalem that inspires Palm Sunday, the story about those who are last becoming the first, how God will remove His kingdom from a nation that does not bear true fruits of Christ’s love, and how the religious leaders of the day responded to that message by wanting to lay hands on (beat the crap out of) Christ for having the temerity to speak such words. Matthew 21 is pretty much as good a recap of today’s tawdry and unseemly mix of politics, self-serving religion, and greed for corporate profits as it gets.
So what to do about the Baptists? In a word, nothing. Let them supplicate for alms from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by putting their own children on the pharmaceutical sacrificial altar. By doing so their will prove themselves to be a self-extinguishing species.
As to the anti-tobacco agenda, normal folks and responsible parents can simply return to the book of 1 Corinthians the Baptists use to “justify” their revenue-rage about persons who smoke. I Corinthians, Chapter 13 seems to me to speak with true wisdom:
“1. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
11. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
Norman E. Kjono

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

AOL and Free Speech

Please read the AOL policy statement below.

This means that AOL will have the right to declare anything it wants as spam and will lead eventually to the elimination of all internet correspondence by all servers when the material is objectionable to any provider. Those who save addresses to pass along information to their friends and other contacts will no longer be able to do so, if AOL has their way. No use saving addresses, if your E-mail won't be delivered.

Free speech on the internet is in grave danger. Not for free offers, though!!!!!!!!!!! Doesn't do any good to block them out, either. They keep on coming.

Individuals who have an investment in their computers and pay a subscriber's fee, will have no say in the matter. "Domain" law doesn't include computer owners. The competition is for Big Business only, as usual. The consumer and those of us who make no money out of what we write for the internet, and only want to get the truth out, will have no way of communicating with our friends, their friends and other contacts.

Of course, the spam buildup propaganda campaign that caused people to over react, continues to promote the sale of extras and generate fear of viruses. The delete button isn't enough. Those who want only to preach to their own choirs and eliminate all other ideas, have teamed up with the government and Big Business to destroy free speech in the electronic age.

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or

AOL Unsolicited Bulk E-mail Policy
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Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or

Crooked Research

I was in a hurry when I answered this before.
No doubt about the government.
What's not clear is how the obvious has not been researched properly, that being cancer is a genetic disease, the cellular genes go haywire, and how much is caused by environmental mutation and how much is hereditary.
Scientific Method calls for 4 steps: 1. Observation 2. Hypothesis 3. Theory and 4. Conclusion. What's clear to me is that when the same environment produces different effects in different people, then heredity has to play a major role.
High levels of carcinogen, particularly radiation, have been firmly established to cause cancer in all human beings. However, why some and not all the others when the levels are the same, and in many cases even higher for those who don't get cancer? The answer is because heredity plays a role.
Cancer existed before the 1940's when nuclear explosions and testing began. The disease appears to be more prevalent now than then but diagnostic records were not always accurate regarding cancer and non- existent for most of medical history.
Mutations are the very essence of animal development, the sun and the lack of it being major contributors. Step number one in Scientific Method, Observation, becomes all important in establishing research direction. For instance, there's too many old smokers around to observe that second hand smoke is anything but a redundant issue.
You said it all regarding the government but I'm still glad that nuclear power was developed. Now, we just have to deal with it, preferably with truth and justice. P. S. The only private sector group not being controlled by the government is corporate state big money interests. They get all the freedom!!!!!

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or
----- Original Message -----
From: Jack Ritchie
To: sam nettles
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2005 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Crooked Research
Hi Sam,

Something else to consider on this subject. Government has played a major part in stirring up the masses.

There was a professor back in the sixties & seventies that came up with an interesting fact.
During the 1940's to 1980's the governments (especially our very own), were doing atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. Radiation has a half life of over 100,000 years. So the fallout from those will remain in our ecological chain until apprx the year 98,960 at which time it will still be present at half strength for another 100,000 years.... The world weather system spreaded this in a diluted form all over the world in a matter of days.

Still there are no new facts about smoking...all the so called research is generated from manipulated data, targeted surveys, and abstract exagerations. But radiation is proven to cause cell mutation, and one form of cell mutation previlent in our society is cancer.

So, by this observation, our government caused the spread of cancer. So it would benefit the government to find a scapegoat and at the same time use them as a reason for continued expansion/increasing control over the private section. Using discrimination as a social engineering tool has made it easy.

Jack R
Houston, Tx

sam nettles wrote:

Anti-Smokers To face Humiliation And Monetary Loss

Well, it was announced yesterday, that the South Koreans have opened the door to eradicating disease and physical damage to the human body by cloning human beings for stem cells.
I just hope we don't end up like same sex worms, overpopulating the earth while crawling to extinction.

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or
----- Original Message -----
From: sam nettles
To: Bill Murawski
Cc: Samantha Phillipe
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: Crooked Research
I suppose there are many cover up issues, each group having their own list. Major air polluters are happy to blame tobacco smoke. So are doctors who have a culprit to blame when they don't know what they are doing. Airlines, who started the major federal involvement, saved millions when they switched the cabin air intake system and didn't have to worry about a smoker backlash. There are many reasons to blame tobacco smoke and a ready made prejudice made it easy for all. If you are a non-smoker, you just don't care and if you are an anti-smoker, you don't like the smell.
Of course, the money and political parts are all encompassing. The polarizing effects are enormous and easy to capitalize on.
The other possibility you mention covers a lot of ground. My first wife was a Registered Nurse and I studied one of her college textbooks, Tabor's Medical Encyclopedia, pretty extensively. Nicotine stimulates the pituitary gland, which regulates all the other glands. It cuts back hormones when there are too many and adds hormones when there aren't enough. There's enough medical stuff there to make doctors and druggists cringe with worry over medicating losses. The drug Welbutrin, an anti-depressant, works like nicotine and was developed during one of the smoking studies. A pill can't replace the action of smoking, though, and the drug's side effects are enormous and dangerous. Smoking only causes a constriction of blood vessels robbing oxygen from the body. Too much oxygen will give you a headache, anyway.

I could go on and on but I really believe that human genetics holds all the answers and will answer all the questions shortly, if they'll stop spending all the money on anti-smoking studies.
Just some food for thought Sam. Let me know what you think.

The question is:

What is the underlying problem they are trying to cover up with their, pardon the pun, "smoke-screen" scam?

There are two possibilities as I see it. First, there is the issue of dangerous pesticide POISONS used on the growth of the tobacco. Then the additives come. And finally, the bleached paper that as I am informed, causes dioxin when lit. So in total, there are perhaps over 500 "chemicals" that are inhaled with the lighting of a cigarette!?!?

The other issue is that I've recently discovered that there is some on-going research tying in something -- nicotine perhaps -- in the cigarette that when it is smoked helps in alleviating or delaying or something positive to combat a disease I can't exactly recall right now but I think it is Alzheimer's. Therefore, perhaps the smoking ban is causing more people to stop smoking so they won't benefit from the potential positive from smoking and instead be further socked financially by the pharmaceutical company with a "new drug" for an old disease.



----- Original Message -----
From: sam nettles
To: aphillips ; Archie A. ; armandoc ; Arnie ; ArnnTexas ; arnold ; arodrigu ; Arthur Ellsworth ; AUBREY BURKE ; baan ; badjjd ; balvarado ; Barbara Edmonds ; Barbara Porsch ; Barb's Email ; Barry McKay ; Batman4477 ; bb ; bb ; bchesney ; benson donna ; Betty ; bhgarcia ; bill ; bill ; Bill & Thelma Lee ; Bill Murawski ; bjmeo ; bkawazoe ; bkurland
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 10:32 PM
Subject: Crooked Research

Audrey Silk is a NYC police lady busily working to get the truth out about anti-smokers. She has appeared on several TV shows, including the Comedy Channel's Jon Stewart show.
My own observation is that if all the money that has been spent scientifically unsuccessfully, on trying to tie smoking to every known medical problem of mankind, had been spent on cures, there would be no cancer.

Sam Nettles "Real Texas Freedom"

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 11, 2005Contact Audrey Silk, NYC C.L.A.S.H., (917) SMOKING BAN TARGETS TO AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: BUTT OUT. FUNDRAISING/ DONATIONS TO CEASE Coming together as a first-ever nationally formed alliance, business associations and citizens' rights groups who have had their private property rights and free will usurped, will no longer help fund the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or the American Heart Association. At issue is the charities' relentless pursuit of smoking bans in city and state legislatures all across the country -- ban legislation that the charities themselves very frequently help to write and then promote to the general public. Strongly noted too is that by using their tax-deductible donations for lobbying for legislation they are teetering on the edge of violating the IRS code for charitable organizations. The ACS, for example, is currently sponsoring a radio and print blitz, urging New Jerseyans to phone their representatives demanding a local ban. And, according to their own press release, Chicago is next. Contrary to reports pumped out by smoking ban proponents, these smoking bans decimate mom-n-pop businesses and are intended to make pariahs out of adults engaging in a legal behavior. Clearly, businesses that hold fundraisers for, and citizens who donate to, these health organizations are giving to groups that then use that money to destroy and attack them. "No more," says Audrey Silk, founder of NYC C.L.A.S.H. (Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment). "We will stop contributing to Big Nanny. Why do we want to donate to groups that are out to ruin our businesses and demean us as human beings?" This misuse of funds -- funds that should be dedicated to more research and less "bureaucratic backwaters" -- is apparent to In ranking the top 100 biggest charities in order of which "spends the public's money wisely" has the ACS coming in at #93. Jim Avolt, a spokesman for an Ohio business group that's part of the alliance rates it even lower than that. He points out, "I feel the ACS, the ALA and the AHA should all lose their non-profit status. They were significant financial donors to the pro-ban forces at work in Toledo. And the irony of it was," Avolt continues, "they were using the same money we'd given them in donations and just handing it right over to our political opponents." "What's more," Silk adds on behalf of furious smokers, "is that the ACS is also behind demands on state legislatures to make smokers pay more in taxes in order to legislatively control legal human behavior they don't approve of and to fund their increasingly ineffective programs. The states get millions of dollars a year through the Master Settlement Agreement -- a hidden tax already paid by smokers -- but because the states shortchange the ACS programs they want to shake us down for more!" Incredibly, the ACS is behind taxation without representation when smokers are made to "pay up and get out." This boycott will continue indefinitely, with more groups and private citizens expected to join in. But it doesn't mean that members of the alliance won't continue to donate -- just not to those charities. There are thousands of worthy ones out there and they'll be the recipients of contributions instead. Charities like Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mary Crowley Medical Research Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Shriners Hospital for Children are just a few of the favorites, as are people in dire medical need in each of our own local areas. The alliance agrees that cancer and heart disease research will not suffer by donating to other same goal charities -- and maybe the trampling of our country's treasured private property rights and the right to be left alone will subside. PARTICIPANTS National: Smokers Club, Inc. Illinois: Illinois Smokers' Rights Indiana: Indiana Amusement & Music Operators Association www.IAMOA.orgKentucky: Kentucky Licensed Beverage Association Metro Louisville Hospitality Coalition Cambridge Citizens For Smokers' Rights Minnesota: Smoke Out Gary (Minneapolis) http://www.smokeoutgary.orgMinnesota: Minnesotans Against Smoking Bans Fight City Hall York: NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment http://www.nycclash.comNew York: Taverners United for FairnessNew York: American ArboristNew York: Madison County Chapter of the Independence PartyOhio: Lakewood Hospitality Association Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Smokers Action Network Tennessee: Yes S.I.R. National: Private citizens

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Timely Correspondence - June-05

You know, it took a Constitutional Amendment to allow the Federal Government to institute prohibition and another to stop the Federal Government from prohibiting the sale and use of alcohol.
Today's decision regarding state and federal powers concerning marijuana seems a far direction from the granting and limitations of constitutional power. A duty to interpret the constitution should include a Logic course, available in Philosophy Departments at most universities.
Regardless of the consequences of today's decision, twisting and mixing issues should be investigated and found out during the Advise and Consent phase of confirmation in the Senate. The State and Federal governments are fighting over powers that shouldn't exist at either level and only the Supreme Court has the power to make this determination.
A straight up or down vote on confirmation, as suggested by the President, is unconstitutional in itself. You can't advise and consent without an investigation. Lifetime appointments have damaged the country enough.

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or
Letter to Free Austin Smokers Group
America is not the same. Without people organizing as you have done, things will only get worse.

Entangled in the political nonsense of movements like the anti-smoking crusade, Americans need to remember the warning of Benjamin Franklin, "Yes, you have a Republic, Madam, if you can keep it."

I hope you haven't given up after the narrow defeat in the smoking ban election. In a representative form of Democracy, only the leaders of such idiocy are accountable. Our founding fathers knew that people would not be able to handle the ignorance that pervades a pure democracy. The leadership forces in Austin deserve a battle on all fronts. They are wrong legally, historically, governmentally, socially and culturally. They demonstrate absolutely what is wrong with our education system. Wisdom and knowledge seem doomed in the present American climate of political correctness. Please continue your efforts.

NYC Police Lady Audrey Silk

LOL!! Holy cow... did you say that all in one breath or did you take one in between? :-)

Adding you to the boycott participant list. Thanks Sam!!


From: sam nettles
To: Audrey Silk
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 2:54 AM

Well, I don't know that much about New York politics but anybody with that much money in New York has to be a conservative!!!!!!!!! Of course, FDR has turned out to be a conservative, too, in my mind.
Not that I'm a liberal, I'm just tired of corporate state big money, democrats, republicans, conservatives and liberals ripping everybody off. I'm tired of cheap labor, lack of real competition, growth tied to debt, privatization, unemployment, free money to the Federal Reserve, lies, life style infringement, ignorance, benefit dodging, high prices and low incomes, loss of family farms, education decline, political incumbents, prohibition, wealthy not paying their fair share, inadequate health care, gradual destruction of Social Security, state and local government inadequacy, the no-win War on Drugs, lobbies, the religious right, Californians invading my home county, sickly free enterprise, immigration policies, stock market volatility, main stream media, TV writers with an agenda, accountants and bankers, Wal Mart and the ACS.
I guess you better add Real Texas Freedom to the list of boycott participants!!!!! Sam
From: Audrey Silk
To: sam nettles

Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 8:55 PM

Bloomberg a Conservative?? LMAO. He's a self-proclaimed Liberal Democrat who ran for mayor as a Republican for political expediency. So please don't offend me like that again :-)

And hey, how come Real Texas Freedom isn't on the list of ACS boycott participants?

Hmm, seems I didn't ask :-( Would you like to be a listed participant?

(read about it at

Subject: Letter to CNN Headline News- Copied and Pasted
Obesity story- There are no "solid" numbers about smoking tobacco causing death. I've been a heavy smoker for over 55 years and am forced to roll my own 3 packs a day because of the price of cigarettes. Along with millions of other old smokers around the world, I'm still alive. The well funded anti-smoking campaign, using smokers money, is making fools out of the main stream media.

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom"
A Friend in Canada
Agreed. However, Conservatives like Mayor Bloomberg in New York City, continue to use the issue to their advantage. Your Government recently dodged a fall but what would you have if it did fall? Throw all the rascals out!!!!!!!
Until conservatives are willing to pay their fair share and liberals stop taking money from anywhere they can get it, our lifestyles will suffer and statesmanship will continue to breathe with a death rattle, and it won't be because of tobacco smoke.
For all the reasons, the majority of Canadians has been wrong on just about everything. Ventilation should be a decision for property owners only. It would be nice everywhere but I still like smoky old pool rooms, bars and restaurants.
There's always been smoking restrictions but working from the false premise that property owners can be forced to apply restrictions that free choice dictates otherwise, is just wrong. We got along fine with a common sense application.

I suppose there are many cover up issues, each group having their own list. Major air polluters are happy to blame tobacco smoke. So are doctors who have a culprit to blame when they don't know what they are doing. Airlines, who started the major federal involvement, saved millions when they switched the cabin air intake system and didn't have to worry about a smoker backlash. There are many reasons to blame tobacco smoke and a ready made prejudice made it easy for all. If you are a non-smoker, you just don't care and if you are an anti-smoker, you don't like the smell.
Of course, the money and political parts are all encompassing. The polarizing effects are enormous and easy to capitalize on.
The other possibility you mention covers a lot of ground. My first wife was a Registered Nurse and I studied one of her college textbooks, Tabor's Medical Encyclopedia, pretty extensively. Nicotine stimulates the pituitary gland, which regulates all the other glands. It cuts back hormones when there are too many and adds hormones when there aren't enough. There's enough medical stuff there to make doctors and druggists cringe with worry over medicating losses. The drug Wellbutrin, an anti-depressant, works like nicotine and was developed during one of the smoking studies. A pill can't replace the action of smoking, though, and the drug's side effects are enormous and dangerous. Smoking only causes a constriction of blood vessels robbing oxygen from the body. Too much oxygen will give you a headache, anyway.

I could go on and on but I really believe that human genetics holds all the answers and will answer all the questions shortly, if they'll stop spending all the money on anti-smoking studies.

Smokers Hit Again

Following is a letter to the Austin American Statesman regarding the Texas Legislature's Wednesday deadline for school funding. I would add that a well designed state income tax, heavy on the big money side, would eliminate sales taxes, gasoline taxes, property taxes, liquor taxes, gambling taxes and a host of other hidden beauties. No wonder the Texas Legislature doesn't want to properly fund the education system. Even an educated dummy could see that!!!! Sam

Sam Nettles- "Real Texas Freedom" or

Smokers hit up again
Texas already collects between $500 million and $600 million in cigarette taxes annually.
My household uses two cartons of cigarettes weekly. I'm already paying $8.20 a week in cigarette taxes. Now the Legislature wants me to pay $20 a week.
There's more. Since Texas won a $15 billion settlement with cigarette companies, our cigarettes went up by $10 per carton. We smokers provide that money for Texas.
This proposed cigarette tax is despicably unfair. No other consumer or business group has been targeted with such an odious, onerous levy.
With just a little integrity, the Legislature could give back the bribes to the big industrial polluters — responsible for a plethora of illnesses — and tax them.

Jake Pickle and Social Security

LOL E-mail from Bubby McMakin of McMakin and Associates in Taylor



Beginning of the End?

The Austin, Texas media has been buzzing with praise since the passing of 91 year old former Congressman Jake Pickle. He came up just a little bit short in his work on the SS committee and he profited on a few real estate deals because of insider information, but there is no doubt that he was a great American politician, as they go.
The problem with SS began with Reagan Economics, when the payroll tax income for the system dwindled as the rich got richer and the working man started receiving less and less real earnings. Almost doubling the labor supply when housewives were forced to go to work to maintain their families, didn't help since earnings didn't increase proportionally. Because the system couldn't quite make the regular payments in 1983, a typical Great White House Shark attack began. Instead of borrowing from the general fund, (they don't mind borrowing trillions from current SS over-collections that were supposed to be paid out every year as collected), the new generation of Greed is Good Yuppies decided to overhaul the entire welfare system and stick SS in there too. As a result, medical, food stamps, nursing home administration and AFDC were shuffled around while Old Age Assistance and other adult assistance programs were transferred to the Federal Government. Jake Pickle was chairman of all this and he and Elderly Champion Claude Pepper did what they could. SS board chair at the time, Alan Greenspan, said recently that Pepper wanted a higher percentage of the payroll tax but it was defeated. What Pickle and Pepper didn't count on, it seems, was the amazing power of manipulative numbers and obscure projections used by government accountants and economists.
My father was drawing the maximum SS benefit while still working at the time and told me never to give a dime to the old age lobbying group AARP. I haven't but I thought about it when an AARP TV commercial suggested that the 78 billion spent yearly on the no-win War on Drugs be spent on medicine for the elderly.
I was in charge of everything the Welfare Department did in those days in a big part of South Texas and the Hill Country. I resigned in 1983. My letter gave health reasons. I thought the job was killing me. My successor later died at his desk. Young kids right out of college with doctorate degrees don't belong in management positions.
Yes, Jake Pickle , Lyndon Johnson and all the other leaders from my home district 10 at the time, did wonderful things for their constituents, their state and their country, in spite of mistakes that were made.
My home town of Taylor, Texas, threw a stag party for each of them at the Wilson Fox Ranch on the San Gabriel River each year they were in office. Johnson couldn't make it after he was Vice President because of security reasons. Taylor takes no blame for what he did after he left the Senate.
I met Jake Pickle at one of the parties in the late 60's. He was a great listener. I don't remember what was discussed but when we were finished, he stepped aside and chugged his whole cup of beer.

Sam Nettles 302 Mechem Box 11 Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345 512-632-7823

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or

Enough is Enough

The Republican Party has gone too far. Now, Texas Governor Rick Perry, who promised not to before, plans to raise the price of cigarettes a dollar a pack to solve the financial problems of the Texas education crisis. Any
rise to power in America that resorts to lies, deceit, propaganda and thievery, deserves elimination.
Americans who disagree with Republicans have tried to defend their positions when warranted. Beyond tolerance, politicians have twisted American values of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt so that the nation
now faces an extreme reversal of what those great leaders stood for.
Democrats are not blameless but the Republicans are now in power. They are supposed to stand for trust busting, free enterprise, job creation with good pay, a level playing field for all business endeavors, a strong middle class, fair taxation, property rights, a strong military, free speech, charity, opportunity, constitutional government, and belief in the Real God, not one manufactured by politicians, zealots, and money hungry preachers.
Instead, Republicans have resorted to cheap labor, corporate state control, foreign investment unfair to average Americans, recession to fight inflation, robbing the middle class and the poor to give to the rich, stacking the judiciary with numbskulls, credit card prosperity, fighting wars without use of available resources, ripping the constitution apart and a police state mindset.
I used to know a domino player who would exclaim, "Ridofit," every time he played a domino that he thought would cost him points in the end. That's about all I can say about the Republican Party at this point, "Ridofit!!!"

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom"

Texas Police State Out of Money

The 79th Texas Legislature didn't appropriate a dime for law enforcement "enhancement" as they call it. They ran out of money to build more jails and hire more police to handle any new felonies they created.
All the fender benders I've come across have a couple ambulances, 4 or 5 police cars, a couple wreckers and a fire truck parked in the area. Public Safety is important but creating more felons is not the answer. Longer sentences isn't an answer either.
It never occurred to me growing up that all the people I knew who liked to live and let live were going to be classified as criminals some day. It's hard to find a normal Human Being anymore. There's a funny name for everything people do. When the lawyers and politicians get through, we'll all be criminals. They can't even protect themselves. Even today, it's a matter of who gets caught and who doesn't. Everybody breaks some kind of law.
I guess it's a good thing Americans can't afford a police state!!!!!!!!

Sam Nettles 2298 Misty Morning Way Apt. A Round Rock, Texas 78664 512-632-7823

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or