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Bill’s Guests: Friday, September 14, 2018
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s the weekly Swamp Update.
Get more great information at: DailyTorch.com
7:30: Curt Ankerburg, local CPA and candidate for Medford City Council, Ward 1 joins Bill, live in studio.
8:10: Jim Ludwick with Oregonians for Immigration Reform chats with Bill. We’ll be talking with Jim today about Measure 105, which would take down Oregon’s Sanctuary State status. Many Oregon Sheriffs have signed on to endorse the measure, but still other sheriffs are not so sure the measure will do what it intends.
We’ll talk about these questions with Jim.
More info over at: StopOregonSanctuaries.org.
8:35: Lori Stanton & Kelly Witters from The Alzheimer’s Association join Bill in studio. Today, we’re talking about the Alheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Southern Oregon
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Registration begins at 10am. The Walk begins at 11am.
WHERE: U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford
For more information you can go to alz.org/walk
8:45: Dr. Meghan Gilroy from The Surgery Center of Southern Oregon drops by the studio for today’s business interview.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:35 Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO of Keiser University
The economy added 201,000 jobs last month, but the number of total job openings also rose to a record 6.9 million. A lot of these openings are in well-paying fields like IT and health care, many of which don’t require a traditional four-year degree.
As one analyst said, “Business’ number one problem is finding qualified workers. At the current pace of job growth, if sustained, this problem is set to get much worse. These labor shortages will only intensify across all industries and company sizes.”
But, it’s not just about the “hard skills.” Employers are also in search of employees who possess the “soft skills” needed to succeed.
Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO of Keiser University, says, the rapidly changing workforce demands have created a large, “skills gap” between what employers need and what many job applicants can offer. Along with offering degrees from associates through doctoral levels, it’s important that students develop crucial personal and professional skills like critical thinking, communication, teamwork, punctuality, reliability, and leadership.
7:10 Mr. X and we talk progress at the county and your vote this November.
8:10 Bradley Birzer, author of “In Defense of Andrew Jackson”
Today, Jackson is criticized and reviled – condemned as a slave-owner, repudiated as the president who dispatched the Indians down the “Trail of Tears,” dropped with embarrassment by the Democratic Party, and demanded by many to be removed from the twenty-dollar bill.
Who is the real Andrew Jackson? The beloved Old Hickory whom Americans once revered? Or the villain who has become a prime target of the Social Justice Warriors?
In Defense of Andrew Jackson reveals a radically new but historically accurate perspective on our seventh president – and is one of the most insightful works to positively compare Donald J. Trump to this infamous figure!
In this brilliant new book, Bradley Birzer makes the case that Jackson was…
- The epitome of the American frontier republican.
- Passionately devoted to individual liberty.
- A staunch proponent of Christian morality.
- Not only dedicated but also vital to the preservation of the Union.
A significant and influential role model to President Donald J. Trump
8:45 Dr. Adam M. Mougey from the Surgery Center of Southern Oregon drops by the studio.
Dr. Mougey discusses the types of procedures SCSO does and what cases can go to the SCSO. Most people know of screening colonoscopy, but we do so much more. Gastroenterology Consultants (GCPC)– Off Barnett Road across from Asante Rogue Regional
Provide gastrointestinal care to the Rogue Valley since the mid 70’s. This group performs around 8,000 colonoscopies and endoscopies per year at Surgery Center of Southern Oregon. Surgery Center of Southern Oregon has been serving the Rogue Valley since 1996. Providing safe, efficient care for patients.
Colon Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The good news is that colon cancer rates have been dropping because of screening and the removal of precancerous polyps.
In Oregon, in 1999 new colon cancers had a rate of 51 people per 100,000 since then screening and polyp removal has improved, which has reduced the rate to 32 people per 100,000.
Screening has increased to 2/3rds of the population nationwide but that leaves 1/3 of adults over 50 vulnerable.
New CDC recommendations reflect an increase in colon cancer rates in U.S. adults under age 50. The new recommended age for colon cancer screening is 45. Most insurance companies have not changed their coverages yet to include adults down to age 45. We anticipate this change within the next year or so.
What is it really like? Patients drink a prep solution the evening before to help clear the colon to make it easy to see any precancerous polyps or suspicious areas. Patients come in to the Surgery Center of Southern Oregon, and spend about a half an hour getting ready for their procedure, which includes having an IV in place to receive medication. Once in the procedure room dignity and privacy is maintained by keeping the patient covered through the entire procedure. The RN administers propofol sedation medication providing a painless experience, while the physician starts the screening. About 30 minutes later the patient wakes up typically feeling very good and is ready for discharge in 30 minutes or less. Despite feeling great because of the medication patients are not allowed to drive themselves home. The most common phrase of post-procedure patients is “wow that was so much better than I expected!”
Wondering where to start to get your screening? Call directly to GCPC for a self-referral. There is no requirement to get a referral from your PCP. Be sure that if you are referred by your primary care doctor that you see a University-trained GI doctor. Don’t settle with your cancer prevention care! One call and you are on your way to colon cancer prevention! The other good news is that insurance companies cover your screening colonoscopy with no deductible!
With our talk this morning on mountain lions, here’s an article from Capt. Bill Simpson from July 2015, over at MyOutdoorBuddy.com: “Mountain Lions Are Savage Beasts.”
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
6:35: Eric Peters, Libertarian car guy and automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com talks with Bill today.
Today, we’ll be talking about our freedom! But.. Just how free are we to travel without government permission?
READ: “Sans Permis,” over at EPAutos.com.
Also, we’re going to discuss the vultures, wishing to feast upon Volkswagen’s Dieselgate carcass.
7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio to bring you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:05: Royal Standley, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, calls in to bring to you today’s OPFA Financial Report. Visit OPFA online at OPFA.com, or Give Royal a call at 541-772-1116.
8:10: Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons chats with Bill. Dr. Orient is the author of: “YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism About National Healthcare,” which you can get your copy of by clicking the link here.
Today, we’ll be talking with Dr. Orient about:
The De-sciencing of American Medicine and What It Means to You
- The president of the entity that makes the test, Darrell Kirch of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), intends to redefine what makes a good doctor. “I believe it is critical to our future to transform health care. I am not talking about tweaking it. I am talking about true transformation
- Of course, the physician must be able to “sensitively discuss end-of-life care preferences.” Emanuel has promoted the view that people have lived long enough at age 75.
- Physicians who reveal an improper attitude are being purged now
- So where does this leave patients? They might lose their trusted, highly skilled physician, who was dedicated to making them well but who revealed a politically incorrect belief that is irrelevant to their care……Their new physician will be chosen for being a social justice warrior.
- Your doctor might not be dedicated to (or skilled at) finding the correct diagnosis or best treatment for you. That might even be contrary to her duty to improve population health or cosmic justice.
Here’s the entire article:
September 11th, 2018
The De-sciencing of American Medicine and What It Means to You
by: Jane M. Orient, M.D.
With all the talk about “evidence-based medicine,” you might think that doctors were becoming much more focused on rigorous science. But like the names attached to bills in Congress—such as the Affordable Care Act, which outlaws affordable insurance, the language used in the movement to fundamentally transform America and American medicine usually means the opposite of what it suggests.
Are older doctors uneducated in science, and do they base their treatments on opinion, intuition, or outdated dogma, while younger doctors use objective observations and analysis?
Consider the kind of medical student our prestigious medical schools are now seeking. In former years, premeds were notorious nerds, usually science majors, constantly studying to make grades in hard subjects. High scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) required ability for quantitative thinking and a foundation of factual scientific knowledge.
Since 2015, the new MCAT includes “situational judgment tests.” The president of the entity that makes the test, Darrell Kirch of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), intends to redefine what makes a good doctor. “I believe it is critical to our future to transform health care. I am not talking about tweaking it. I am talking about true transformation.”
Ezekiel Emanuel asks in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, Feb 20, 2018), “Does Medicine Overemphasize IQ?” A high IQ is no guarantee that a physician can “lead a multidisciplinary health team or effectively help patients change their behavior in ways that tangibly improve their health outcomes.” Instead, reformers advocate eliminating “the irrelevant premed requirements of organic chemistry, physics, and calculus, while requiring training in psychology and leadership.” A model negotiating session might be included in the interview process. Of course, the physician must be able to “sensitively discuss end-of-life care preferences.” Emanuel has promoted the view that people have lived long enough at age 75.
The curriculum must now have social justice as a “core tenet of medical ethics,” teach about “unconscious racism,” and include 30 core competencies for caring for LGBT patients. Certain propositions are assumed to be true, and evidence that contradicts them is flushed down the memory hole, while supporting data is accepted without question. For example, if a “suspect group” earns less, it must be because of discrimination.
Some can’t wait for dissenters in the older generation to retire or die. Physicians who reveal an improper attitude are being purged now. Recently, a respected physician was kicked out of leadership positions for an opinion he wrote in a “Big and Bright Ideas” feature published by the Dallas County Medical Society about the alleged “gender gap” in physician pay. He suggested there might be an explanation for differences in earnings other than bigotry, sexism, misogyny, and exploitation. Within days, he was pilloried in the Washington Post, The Hill, CNN, Fox News, and social media, and even by the American Council on Science and Health.
A scientific approach to the question of why Group A makes more money than Group B would compare the two groups for years of experience, level of responsibility, hours worked, desirability of work environment, ability to enjoy flexibility in scheduling, etc. Psychologist Jordan Peterson suggested that women might be more agreeable than men and less aggressive about demanding pay raises. But social justice demands outrage about presumed unfairness, and identification of oppressors and victims. (Of course, if men earned less, it would be fine.)
So where does this leave patients? They might lose their trusted, highly skilled physician, who was dedicated to making them well but who revealed a politically incorrect belief that is irrelevant to their care.
Their new physician will be chosen for being a social justice warrior. The doctor might not be able to understand human metabolism or drug effects (that’s biochemistry, a branch of organic chemistry), but who needs that? Doctors will be following “best practices” downloaded from their smart phones. Doctors may not have skills in independent or quantitative thinking, developed by problem-solving in disciplines like calculus, but they will be accustomed to working in groups.
There will be numerical goals to meet, related to eliminating “disparities,” but that involves simple counting, and paying attention to classification by identity politics.
Your doctor might not be dedicated to (or skilled at) finding the correct diagnosis or best treatment for you. That might even be contrary to her duty to improve population health or cosmic justice.
But the world will be fairer—in the view of our self-appointed guardians.
8:45: Mike G. Marketing Director for the Britt Festival drops by the studio to bring you the latest shows and information from the Britt Festival.
Get tickets and show information over at: BrittFest.org.
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
7:10: Joel Skousen, Editor of the World Affairs Brief, in which, Bill is a subscriber, talks with Bill today. Today, on this 17th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, The Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennslyvania, people still have questions despite an official report of what happened on that horrible day. Joel is here to talk with Bill about some of those, still unanswered, questions.
Find our more great content over at: WorldAffairsBrief.com.
7:45: Joseph Rice of Liberty Watch of Josephine County talks with Bill this morning. This coming Thursday, Liberty Watch will be hosting several debates, among the county’s candidates.
Bill will be moderating the debates!
WHEN: This Thursday, September 13th. From 6 to 8pm.
Schedule of Events:
6:00 to 6:15pm: Candidate Introductions & Debate Format.
6:15 to 6:45pm: County Clerk Candidates.
6:50 to 7:20pm: Sheriff Candidates.
7:25 to 7:55pm: County Commissioner Candidates.
7:55 to 8:00pm: Debate Wrap-Up.
WHERE: The Josephine County Fairgrounds.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Candidates are encouraged to bring signs and materials. Written questions will be accepted from the audience, prior to the debates.
8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and outdoor journalist over at: MyOutdoorBuddy.com talks with Bill this morning.
Today, we’ll be talking with Capt. Bill about the actual toxicity of wildfire smoke that has choked our region for a majority of the summer.
8:45: Mark Kantor talks with Bill.
Medford, Ore – Over 70 health care experts from Oregon are petitioning the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to make Naloxone nasal spray available without a prescription. Naloxone is a fast acting drug that can prevent the death of people who are experiencing an opioid drug overdose.
The petition was posted on www.regulations.gov on September 6th. This begins the FDA review process to make Naloxone Nasal Spray an Over the Counter (OTC) drug.
Bill’s Guests: Monday, September 10, 2018
6:35: Dr. Gina Loudon, an expert psychologist, armed with two Master’s Degrees and a Doctorate, loving mom of 5 and American patriot talks with Bill today. Dr. Loudon has one simple goal in life, to expose the dirty, manipulative and crazy tricks of the loony Left.
In her new book: “Mad Politics: Keeping Your Sanity In A World Gone Crazy,” Dr. Loudon finds the answers we all need all while exposing the Left and owning the Libs. She provides us with a well-equipped road map bringing us back to sanity through personal stories and in-depth political insights.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, checks in, and brings to you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport Outdoor Report.
7:35: Patrick Wood, the author of Technocracy Rising talks with Bill after a long while. As Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech, Patrick is starting a new social media platform for local activists called: LocalActivist.org.
Learn more from Patrick over at: Technocracy.news.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill, in studio, for today’s “Visiting Past & Present.” You can get more great content, and get Dr. Powers’ books over at: DennisPowersBooks.com.
The Britt Festival
“Take the dream of an individual, add an historic gold-mining town, and a nearly perfect summer climate, and you have the recipe for an outdoor summer music festival,” wrote John Trudeau, the founder of the Britt Music Festival. In 1961, he and his friend, Sam McKinney, visited Southern Oregon as they searched for a site to produce a summer festival. Both worked then at Portland State College, now a University, and Trudeau would be there for 32 years, becoming a full professor, appointed department chairman, and ultimately selected to be the Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Once in Jacksonville, McKinney and Trudeau heard that the 1850s-homesteaded estate of photographer Peter Britt was available. Taking thousands of photographs, Britt had chronicled 50 years of life and growth in Southern Oregon, from miners and ranchers to fields and mountains. Peter Britt was also a premier horticulturist, who planted the first fruit trees in the region and opened Oregon’s first winery.
The two men saw that Britt’s hillside had not only a beautiful view, but excellent natural acoustics for outdoor presentations. They convinced Jacksonville’s mayor and city council that their dream was doable. They recruited the first orchestra for its August 11, 1963, debut and a two-week classical season; it was the only outdoor summer music festival then in the Pacific Northwest. Workmen constructed the temporary stage with plywood and canvas and the lighting came from 45, 75-watt bulbs hung inside #10 tin cans strung from above.
One year later, 100 valley residents formed the Britt Festival Society at a Jacksonville Museum meeting. Jackson County in 1971 purchased the 11-acre Britt property for $40,000 and agreed to a long-term lease with the Britt Festival Association. Fourteen years after the opening concert, a new pavilion with a saw-tooth ceiling and hinged glazed panels replaced the temporary stage—and this allowed the Britt to offer more than its exclusive classical music. Bench seats later were added with handicapped access and restrooms.
In 1979, Steve Sachs and David Zaslow performed the first jazz concert at the Britt, and the festival has had performers over the years such as Mel Torme, Billy Idol, the Neville Brothers, Count Basie, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Christopher Parkening, Pinchas Zukerman, Diane Schuur, Dave Brubeck, Garrison Keillor, and so many more.
During its 25th silver anniversary in 1987, John Trudeau retired as its director and conductor; the conductor of the Oregon Symphony, James DePreist, replaced him. By the time of Trudeau’s death in 2008, the festival had grown to a four-month-long performing arts event from June into September, featuring top names in classical, dance, pop, rock, and musical theater. Its present classical orchestra is twice the size of the first chamber orchestra.
With a maximum capacity of 2,200, the Jackson County Parks Department maintains the facilities while the Association operates them under the county’s lease. As thousands enjoy the wonderful performances underneath the stars, many of Peter Britt’s original trees are still producing fruit. The Sequoia sapling that Britt planted in 1862 (on the day his first child was born) stands more than 200 feet tall, down a path 50 yards from the marked home site. The setting is perfect.
Sources: Maryann Mason, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Britt Music Festival,” at Britt Festival; “Britt Festival: Our History,” at Festival History. See also Dawna Curler, “Man of Culture, Man of Commerce, Peter Britt 1819-1905,” Southern Oregon Heritage Today, Summer 2004, Vol. 6, No.3, pp. 8-13.
8:45: Terry Haines, Chairman of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) Rogue Chapter joins Bill live in studio. Coming up on October 13th is the Rogue Valley Veterun 2018.
The Rogue Valley Veterun 2018 is a 5K fun run that benefits three local veteran’s charities: Honor Flight of Oregon, Mighty Oaks & White Heart Guardian Project. The run needs sponsors, runners and volunteers.
You can get more information at: NCOARouge.org. You can register, or donate at the website, or checks can be mailed to:
Rogue Chapter NCOA, Po Box: 5597 Central Point, Oregon 97502.
More more information, you can contact Terry at: email@example.com, or: 541-601-8467
Read the latest article from Capt. Bill Simpson: “Wildfire, Wildlife and Wild Horses – There Is A Connection – Says A Naturalist Rancher.” over at MyOutdoorBuddy.com.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, September 6, 2018: Day 2 – Hold Their Feet To The Fire, Live from Washington D.C.
6:10 Congressman Greg Walden
We’re discussing efforts to reduce drug shipments over the border, Holding social media accountable to bias issues.
6:20 Sam Abed, Mayor Escondido, California
Sam Abed is the mayor of Escondido in northern San Diego County. As mayor, he has to contend with two factors: His city is in close proximity to the border, and his city is located in California, a self-proclaimed 163,696 square mile sanctuary for illegal aliens. Against these two circumstances, Mayor Abed must struggle to protect the safety and security of his city, and safeguard the cities resources that serve the interests of lawful Escondido residents.
In 2018, Mayor Abed joined with other county and local government leaders in a lawsuit against California’s dangerous and unconstitutional sanctuary policies.
6:35 Matt O’Brien – Federation for American Immigration Reform
Matthew J. O’Brien joined FAIR in 2016 and is its go-to expert on all things vetting and refugee screening. Immediately prior to joining FAIR, Matt served as the Chief of the National Security Division (NSD) within the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
7:10 Chris Chmielenski – Numbers USA Deputy Director
Chris Chmielenski is the deputy director of Numbers USA, the nation’s largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization with more than 8 million participants in all 435 congressional districts. Numbers USA provides a civil forum for Americans of all political and ethnic backgrounds to focus on a single issue, the numerical level of U.S. immigration
7:20 Sabine Durden, AVIAC – Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime – http://www.aviac.us/
She’s a legal immigrant whose only child, Dominic, was killed by an illegal alien on July 12, 2012. Her son’s killer had two felonies – armed robbery and grand theft – and had been deported once before. He returned to the United States and was caught drunk driving without a license, registration, or insurance, and received probation. While on probation, her son’s killer was caught once again drunk driving, and was once again given probation. While on probation for a third time, he drove drunk again and killed Sabine’s son. He was only charged with a misdemeanor, and served only 35 days in jail.
7:35 Sheriff Thomas Hodgson
Bristol County Sheriff (Mass.) http://bcso-ma.us/meetthesheriff.htm
Since 1998, Sheriff Hodgson has been on the front lines calling for responsible immigration reform that helps law enforcement keep communities safe. He has worked with state and local leaders to put national security ahead of appeasing illegal aliens.
Sheriff Hodgson thinks outside the box. He has to. Bristol County has a unique illegal immigration problem – their illegal alien population isn’t from Mexico – it’s from Portugal. Instead of merely helping the federal government detain and deport local illegal aliens, Sheriff Hodgson has worked with Portugal to develop programs that improve the lives of deportees in their native land. Thanks to him, there is now transitional housing, medical treatment, and other resources available for deportees back home in the Azore Islands, making them less likely to return to the U.S. illegally in the future.
8:10 Tom Tancredo
Founder of Team America PAC/ Former Member of Congress
Tom has built his career on doing whatever it takes to protect our borders, our language and our shared American culture. Tancredo’s Team America PAC was founded to make this issue a significant part of the national political debate and to identify, recruit, and help elect to public office individuals who are committed to enforcing our laws and securing our borders.
8:35 Diamond & Silk
Video Bloggers, Media Personalities, Social Critics
Lynette Hardaway (Diamond) and Rochelle Richardson (Silk) are social media sensations who, in an age of extreme political correctness, are noted for speaking the truth – and doing it entertainingly. Their articulation of the truth on many matters, including immigration, was deemed sufficiently subversive that they were banned from Facebook, who said their social media postings were “unsafe to the community,” and were informed that the decision was “final and it is not appeal-able in any way.” After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of Congress and accused of censorship, Facebook restored Diamond & Silk’s page.
Diamond and Silk have been particularly vocal on immigration issues, noting the hypocrisy of those on the far left who demand open borders and untold social spending on illegal aliens while ignoring the dire situation of many American children, particularly African Americans.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, September 5, 2018: Day 1 – Hold Their Feet To The Fire, Live from Washington D.C.
6:15 Neil Munro
Breitbart News, Immigration Reporter
Neil is the editor for immigration and labor issues at Breitbart News, former White House reporter for The Daily Caller and the former technology and science reporter for National Journal. Neil is an Irish immigrant who is now a U.S. citizen.
6:35 Tom Homan
Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Tom Homan is the former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In that capacity, he was the architect of the Trump administration’s efforts to restore the ICE’s role as the nation’s immigration law enforcement agency. In November 2017, President Trump nominated him to be the Director of ICE. However, Homan chose to retire effective June 2018.
Homan spent his entire professional career in immigration law enforcement. He joined the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1986 as a border patrol agent. He later served as an investigator, and a supervisor, before being named to the executive associate director position during the Obama administration in 2013. In 2015, he was given a Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Executive in the Obama administration. He was also honored with the “National Law Enforcement Leader of the Year” award from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation.
6:45 Jeffrey Addicott
Director of Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University
Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, ret.) Jeffrey F. Addicott is a full Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for twenty years, Professor Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the United States Army’s Special Forces. Addicott is a regular contributor to national and international news media outlets, including FOX NEWS Channel, MSNBC, OAN, CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, (over 4,500 media interviews). Addicott, a prolific author, has published over 60 books, articles, and monographs on a variety of legal topics. His most recent book (2016) is titled: Radical Islam Why?: Confronting Jihad at Home and Abroad.
7:10 Michael Harrison
Publisher and Editor of Talkers
The role of talk radio in the immigration debate, and its influence in general on the political landscape is always a much discussed subject at Hold Their Feet to the Fire. Michael has no public position on immigration per se, but he can and does speak to the attacks against talk radio, censorship and the so-called Fairness Doctrine. When it comes to politics he describes himself as a non-partisan defender of the First Amendment.
7:20 Art Del Cueto
Border Patrol Agent, National Border Patrol Council Spokesperson
Art joined the Border US Patrol in 2003. A native of Douglas, Arizona, a city along the US/Mexico border, Art learned early of the challenges border communities face. He has also seen first-hand the growing dangers of international drug cartels. Today, the violence and fear of the cartels threatens to tear apart the social fabric that for generations has bound together Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, a town in the Mexican state of Sonora.
Talk to Art about how life along the border has changed over the years, and what needs to be done to fix it.
7:35 Dan Carter
Pro-English Director of Government Relations
Curious about why English should be preserved as the common language in the U.S. and whether or not it should be made the official language of the nation? Dan L. Carter, director of government relations for ProEnglish, is responsible for advancing the goals of ProEnglish on Capitol Hill and among state and local governments. As a former public liaison to Secretary Elaine Chao during the George W. Bush Administration, Dan understands how Washington works and what needs to happen to make English the nation’s official language.
8:10 Elena Maria Lopez
Victim of Immigration Marriage Fraud
Elena Maria Lopez has paid a very high and nearly deadly price as the victim of immigration marriage fraud. She was almost killed by her Dutch husband after she sponsored him into the United States. He admitted to marrying her for a green card and then terrorized her to keep her quiet. Although the Department of Homeland Security warned her to protect herself from this “dangerous man” in 2016, the agency refused to investigate his extensive criminal activities or deport him. Instead, it voluntarily released her private information over the internet to the media.
In June 2018, Elena Maria Lopez identified and presented a series of national security immigration fraud cases to the White House. She has tirelessly lobbied senior members of the U.S. House and Senate to change existing immigration laws to better protect American victims of immigration fraud. Now divorced, Lopez lives in New Jersey with a state-issued protected address, something reserved for domestic-violence victims deemed to be in serious danger. Her Dutch ex-husband continues to live and work in the Philadelphia area and remains on the fast track to U.S. citizenship, which he might have already attained.
8:20 John Miano
American Technology Worker Displaced by Foreign Labor Program
If you’re interested in how lobbyists have been using regulation to create new guest worker programs, or how Congress has made it legal to replace Americans with foreign workers, John Miano is the man who knows. John is one of the nation’s top experts on the effect of foreign guest worker programs on American technology workers, and knows first-hand about the struggles ordinary Americans have finding, and keeping good-paying jobs. He has testified before Congress several times on guest worker programs and authored, along with Michelle Malkin, “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers.” John is currently a counsel at the Immigration Reform Law Institute and is a Fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies.
8:35 Dan Stein
After 30 years of fighting for rational immigration reform, there isn’t anything Dan hasn’t seen before. He has been through every policy debate and witnessed the repeated failures of legislators and presidents to secure our borders and ensure an immigration system that protects the interests and security of the American people.
Dan is president of FAIR, the nation’s leading immigration reform group (and sponsor of Hold Their Feet to the Fire) and has been at the forefront of the national debate about immigration policy for nearly four decades. Over that span, Dan spearheaded the fight to reform U.S. immigration policy to serve and protect the interests of the American people and block to reward illegal aliens and cheap labor interests.
Bill’s Guests: Friday, August 31, 2018
6:35: Richard Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show to bring to you the latest Swamp Update from Mordor on The Potomac.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor and Fire Report.
7:35: John Meyer from Connections Academy, talks with Bill today.
It’s not only back to school season for thousands of Oregon children, but it’s also Labor Day weekend – when we often reflect on what the future workforce looks like for our kids.
There’s one school that’s launching a first ever program to help students get a jump on their careers and joining me is John Meyer from Oregon Connections Academy, the statewide online public school.
John’s is the High School Success Administrator at Oregon Connections Academy and he’s here to talk more about.
8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and journalist over at MyOutdoorBuddy.com, talks with Bill today. Today we’re talking with Capt. Bill about forest fires, and how to stop them.
8:45: Dr. Peter Adesman, a gastroenterologist with Gastroenterology Consultants in Medford, drops by the studio for today’s edition of:
“Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
Provide gastrointestinal care to the Rogue Valley since the mid 70’s. This group performs around 8,000 colonoscopies and endoscopies per year at Surgery Center of Southern Oregon. Surgery Center of Southern Oregon has been serving the Rogue Valley since 1996.
2860 Creekside Circle in Medford
(541) 779-8367 GCPCMedford.com.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:35: Tim Winter, President of the Parents Television Council chats with Bill today. In a new USA Today op-ed, Tim Winter is taking on Netflix, writing that the company cannot be trusted and that its choice of content proves it has turned its back on families.
The PTC is calling on Netflix to make the platform safer for kids, and to rethink programming choices to ensure kids are protected from harmful content.
See more over at: ParentsTV.org.
7:10: Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance, and a Tea Party founder chats with Bill. We’ll be talking with Mark about Article V of the U.S. Constitution, to restrain the federal government and save the country.
We’ll also chat about the call for a convention of states. You can find out more information at this link here: ConventionofStates.com.
7:35: Herb Miller, a concerned citizen and liquor store owner, calls the show. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is considering allowing the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to open their own liquor store near his. Herb says that if they do that, they’ll ruin him. He’s here to speak out about the situation.
8:10: David Thomas Roberts, author of the Patriot series of political thrillers chats with Bill. David has released his latest book in the series, “The Purge on The Potomac,” and is here to talk about it today.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
6:35: Jim Greenwood, President of BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization talks with Bill today.
We’ll be talking with Jim today about how opioid abuse is reducing overall life expectancy in the U.S. and what can be done about it.
7:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy chats with Bill today. We’ll be discussing transportation issues with Eric, how transportation is becoming a service, instead of a car that you buy!
Also, check out more articles, and get Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes. All over at: EPAutos.com.
7:50: Sgt. Jeff Proulx, of the Oregon State Police comes into the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:45: Mike “Mike G” Gantenbein, Marketing Director of the Britt Festival, drops by the studio to tell you about the latest happening at Britt.
Get show information and tickest all over at: BrittFest.org.
An open letter from Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin, endorsing Measure 105.
Sheriff Bergin and 15 other Sheriff’s from around the state have signed the letter to endorse the measure. However, those missing are the names of Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler, and Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel. The measure, if passed in November, will repeal Oregon’s three decade old, Sanctuary State Law.
Here are the Oregon Sheriff’s who have signed on:
- Gilliam County: Sheriff Gary Bettencourt
- Harney County: Sheriff Dave Ward
- Morrow County: Sheriff Ken Matlack
- Sherman County: Sheriff Brad Lohrey
- Umatilla County: Sheriff Terry Rowan
- Malheur County: Sheriff Brian Wolfe
- Douglas County: Sheriff John Hanlin
- Curry County: Sheriff John Ward
- Coos County: Sheriff Craig Zanni
- Klamath County: Sheriff Chris Kaber
- Union County: Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen
- Grant County: Sheriff Glenn Palmer
- Wheeler County: Sheriff Chris Humphrey
- Lake County: Sheriff Mike Taylor
- Deschutes County: Sheriff Shane Nelson
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
6:35: Diante Johnson, President of the Black Conservatives Federation talks with Bill this morning. Today, we’ll be talking with Diante about the myths that the media has created about the Trump Administration and minorities and what we can expect from black conservative in the midterm elections.
Read Diante’s article on the Daily Caller, “Omarosa’s Tapes Continue to Debunk Narrative Of ‘Unhinged’.”
The BCF is an organization whose mission is to create more Black conservatives by promoting fiscal discipline, educational advancement, and community improvement. Under Diante’s leadership, BCF has become a prominent millennial-led organization that has not only helped encourage interest in the Black conservative movement, but also supported future leaders in the conservative movement.
Find out more at: BCFConservatives.com.
7:10: Joe Guzzardi, Analyst from Progressives for Immigration Reform chats with Bill this hour. We’ll be talking immigration this morning with Joe who has written on the subject for over 30 years.
Labor Day is No Celebration for Struggling Americans
Trying to figure out how many employment-based visas the State Department issues is a dizzying task.
The major categories include the H, temporary workers; the TN, NAFTA professionals; the P, athletes, artists and entertainers; the L, intercompany transfer; the O, extraordinary ability, and on and on. In most cases, spouses and minor children can enter with the primary visa holder, and most spouses are work authorized.
State Department statistics show that the total number of temporary employment-based visas issued generally has increased since fiscal year 2000. A dip followed the 2008 Lehman Brothers failure and related financial shocks, but there’s been a steep trend up since. About 800,000 work-related visas are issued annually.
Add to the 800,000 the more than 1 million legal, permanent, employment-authorized immigrants that arrive every year, and the result is a constantly expanding, foreign national workforce whose presence makes it more challenging for American citizens to find good jobs or keep the ones they have. In 2016, 1.5 million foreign-born came to the U.S., up from 2015’s 1.38 million.
Although the annual totals are staggering, the challenge comes not so much in a single year, but in immigration’s autopilot nature, and the near impossibility to move Congress from its donor-dependent, expansionist mindset to put American workers and their families first. Especially vulnerable are lower-skilled, underemployed Americans with only a high school education.
Since 1965, Congress has quadrupled immigration. Yet, just before Congress recessed, House Republicans Dan Newhouse of Washington and Andy Harris of Maryland introduced amendments that would expand the numbers of H-2A temporary agricultural visas and H-2B non-ag visas used in landscaping and the hospitality industry.
Despite employers’ insistence that they’re fully dependent on foreign labor and that their businesses will fail without imported workers, another less savory reason motivates many to use visa workers – cheap labor.
Three Democrat-led commissions warned against allowing more H visa workers who could be exploited. First, Congress’ 1979 Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy, chaired by University of Notre Dame president Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, concluded after an 18-month review that, among other negatives, more H visas would establish “a second class of aliens… in our country who are not fully protected by the law and its entitlements and who could not participate effectively in mainstream institutions.” Rev. Hesburgh’s study also correctly predicted that temporary visa increases would “stimulate more migratory pressures….
Second, President Jimmy Carter’s 1979 National Commission on Manpower Policy advised that it was “strongly against” H visa expansion.
Third, Texas Democrat and U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan, who studied immigration policy for six years under President Bill Clinton and chaired the 1990 Commission on Immigration Reform, found that “guest worker programs depress wages, especially for unskilled American workers, including recent immigrants who may have originally entered to perform needed labor but who can be displaced by newly entering guest workers.” Further, the commission found the programs don’t slow illegal immigration. In summary, Rep. Jordan stated unequivocally that guest worker programs are “a grievous mistake.
Bottom line: looser labor markets every year, 1 million or more legal, employed-authorized immigrants plus Congress’ decades-long, steadfast refusal to take expert advice to cut employment visas make for an unhappy Labor Day for struggling Americans.
7:20: Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner talks with Bill today.
7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative calls into the show today. We’ll be chatting with Sal on the progress on the Measure 105 issue.
8:45: Julie Fletcher with Southern Oregon Goodwill joins Bill in the studio. It appears as if the recycling of electronic items, or “E-Waste,” is coming to an end. We’ll discuss it with Julie today.
RIP Sen. McCain
I have no quibble with his military service – it’s everything Deep State John McCain did AFTER that told me all you needed to know. He kicked off the dirty Trump dossier deal, there’s the Keating Five Scandal, “If I were to pay you $50 an hour to pick lettuce, you wouldn’t do it my friends”. His was the vote to preserve Obamacare. The Al Qaeda in Syria group “These are our friends”. And then there was this suppressed Sydney Schanberg article that the mainstream press never covered…down the memory hole it went:
No wonder the left loved him…Maverick meant stab a GOP in the back. Now the libs, including “The Merk” want to rename the Senate Russell building after McCain.
If any name went up on the Senate Building, it should be Senator Robert Taft…one of the last of the old guard right who understood and practiced the Constitution, prudence, AND principle.
(Merk would explode in flames like a vampire doused with holy water)
Bill’s Guests: Monday, August 27, 2018
6:35: Cody Wilson, owner and proprietor of GhostGunner.net, and author of the ground-breaking book: “Come and Take It: The Gun Printer’s Guide To Thinking Free,” talks with Bill.
Cody is launching a new fundraising campaign in battle to publish gun designs. You can join the fundraiser at: DefCad.com.
7:20: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on all things Green Mafia and all around nice guy, leaves the safety of his hidden Southern Oregon bunker, and joins Bill, live in studio.
Today, we’ll be talking with Mr. X about the 1995 “Let It Burn” fire documents. We’ll delve into the language in the USFS policy which could allow county and state government to stop the wildfire and smoke miseries.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill, live in studio, for this week’s edition of: “Visiting Past & Present”
Peter Britt: A Legend By Himself
Peter Britt was born in 1819 in a tiny town in Switzerland. The family being poor, his training as a portrait artist gave him a marginal living. In 1845, he came to the United States, settling first in Illinois. In 1852, Britt left his photography studio when he heard of the gold discoveries out west. He arrived to the gold-mining camp of Jacksonville with his two-wheeled cart, photography equipment, yoke of oxen, one mule, and five dollars.
Building a log cabin, he first tried gold mining and mule packing to earn a living. He built a frame house later in 1854, gave up the dangerous mule packing business, and concentrated on his photography business. Britt soon established himself as a skilled photographer. His work was primarily portraits, but he also took street and panoramic views of Jacksonville, as well as local gold mining, railroad building, and scenic attractions. He took the first successful photograph of Crater Lake (1874), and his photos helped persuade Congress in 1902 to create Crater Lake National Park.
In 1861 Britt sent travel money to a former sweetheart, the recently widowed Amalia Grob and her son Jacob. They married and had three children—Emil (born in 1862); Arnold (1863; died in 1864); and Amalia, known as Mollie (1865). Mrs. Britt died in 1871, as Emil and Mollie lived in the family home until their deaths in the 1950s.
To supplement his work as a small-town photographer, Peter Britt established Oregon’s first winery, Valley View Vineyard (1858), and planted orchards of apples, pears, and peaches. By 1880 he produced 1,000 to 3,000 US gallons and eventually filled orders from as far away as Wyoming. Britt is also held as the father of the southern Oregon fruit industry. He irrigated his property as early as 1855 and used smudge fires to fight frost.
In his later years, Britt spent more time in horticultural. He successfully cultivated palms and banana plants, jasmine and magnolias, oranges, and gingko trees. He also returned to painting, creating scenic views of Switzerland from published images and Southern Oregon views taken from his photographs.
In addition to obtaining land for his orchards, gardens and vineyard, Britt invested in land farmed by tenant farmers, and held deeds to over 2,000 acres (including what later became Eden Valley Winery). He also made money by making secured and unsecured personal loans. From 1870 to 1891, Britt reported weather to the Signal Corps Weather Service, using their equipment, and was an expert in weather forecasting.
He died in Jacksonville in 1905 and is buried in Jacksonville Cemetery. His pioneer Valley View Vineyard is the namesake of a contemporary local winery, established in 1972. The annual Britt Music Festival began in 1963 on the grounds of the Britt home (which burned down in 1960), and attracts musicians from around the world. The sequoia redwood tree that Peter Britt planted in 1862 on the birth of his son Emil still dominates the landscape.
Many of Peter Britt’s dry plate negatives, and those of his son Emil, are archived at the Southern Oregon Historical Society Research Library in Medford. They are owned by Southern Oregon University and images of many Britt prints can be viewed online.
Peter Britt is best known as an accomplished photographer and horticulturist. But according to a biographer, he was also “by turns, miner, mule train packer, bee-keeper, financier, property magnate, government meteorologist, the first vintner in the Oregon Territory, and a father of the region’s fruit industry.”
Check out more of Dr. Powers’ books over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.
Bill’s Guests: Friday, August 24, 2018
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans For Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s the weekly Swamp Update. We’ll talk about the Trump/Sessions issue, and more.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself calls in to bring to you, the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. We’ll also talk with Greg about the latest wildfire situation here in Southern Oregon.
Get more great information on the weather, and fires, head over to: RogueWeather.com.
7:35: Jim Ludwick, with Oregonians for Immigration Reform talks with Bill today. The Western States Sheriff’s Association has endorsed Measure 105. The measure will eliminate Oregon’s Sanctuary State Laws.
See more at: OregonIR.org.
8:10: Congressman Greg Walden stops by the studio for a chat. Congressman Walden is in town today to meet with the Southern Oregon Smoke Committee, and what else needs to be done with wildfire prevention.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, August 23, 2018
6:35: Jim Rafferty, the owner of Hardwoods Plus in Grants Pass chats with Bill. Today, we’ll be discussing lease agreements with Josephine County. Is it fair treatment? We’ll talk about it.
7:10: Greg Newburn, Director of State Policy for Families Against Mandatory Minimums talks with Bill.
President Trump accused China of sending opioids to the United States by mail and urged the Senate to act without “delay” to pass legislation that would cut off the drugs.
“It is outrageous that Poisonous Synthetic Heroin Fentanyl comes pouring into the U.S. Postal System from China,” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday. “We can, and must, END THIS NOW! The Senate should pass the STOP ACT – and firmly STOP this poison from killing our children and destroying our country. No more delay!”
The House by a 353-52 vote passed the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act in June that would prevent the shipment of such drugs to the US via the international mail system.
Days later it was introduced in the Senate by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, but a vote hasn’t been taken yet.”
Learn more over at: FAMM.org.
7:35: Herman Baertschiger, Oregon State Senator from Grants Pass calls the show.
Today, we’ll be catching up with Herman on forest fire policy in the state.
8:10: Bob Russell, Mayor of Eagle Point, and former owner of the Butte Creek Mill talks with Bill. We’ll be talking about funding for restoration of the mill, and how the foundation is going about getting it.
New Developments on the Restoration of the Butte Creek Mill
Yesterday, the Butte Creek Mill Foundation asked the Jackson County Board of Commissioners for $100,000 to help with restoration efforts. Should it be the job of the taxpayers to help restore this old historic mill? Or, is it a job, solely for private donation?
Listen to what transpired at the board meeting: Click here.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
6:35: Dr. Keith Smith, Medical Director, CEO and Managing Partner of The Surgery Center of Oklahoma, and Member of the AAPS talks with Bill this morning. Today, we’ll be talking with Dr. Smith about “Medicare for All,” and the “real” racket behind the whole ordeal.
August 21st, 2018
Prohibition and “Medicare for All”
by G. Keith Smith, M.D.
Alvin Lowi, writing in 2008, made a compelling case that Prohibition was never repealed, but rather, that Al Capone and Uncle Sam merely traded places. Without a doubt, brutal consequences await anyone who attempts to skirt the taxes and tribute demanded by the D.C. mob with regard to the sale and distribution of alcohol-containing beverages. This tight control of commerce, from which “juice” is extracted, pervades the medical industry, as well, as the D.C. syndicate currently controls half the sale and distribution of medical commerce in this country. Viewed in this way, it is clear that the “Medicare for All” (Prohibition of Choice) initiative represents a shameless attempt to completely control the funds flowing through this industry, a move that would make even Mr. Capone blush.
Think this is too harsh? That Prohibition made mobsters rich differs in what way from how Obamacare made D.C.’s medical cronies rich? The sad truth is that each and every time a new law is passed and the regulators appear (almost always connected with the industry ostensibly regulated), another chunk of commerce passes through the inefficient and corrupt toll booth of the D.C. “outfit.” In addition, industry consolidation predictably materializes with each new law, so fewer and richer “captains” will remain to kiss Uncle Sam’s ring.
In the same way that many mob-related terms disguise their true meaning (made, juice, family), the titles chosen for many laws serve as decoys for their intended effect. Just as there was nothing Affordable or related to “care” in the Affordable Care Act, the deceit attached to the phrase “Medicare for All” belies the fact that if enacted, the purchase or sale of medical services outside of this system would necessarily be unlawful, or this gangland attempt to coopt the industry would get nowhere.
And while the purchase of medical services outside of this new system would be prohibited for you and me, rest assured that our “representatives” in D.C. would exempt themselves from this restriction, just as they did with Obamacare and just as they did during Prohibition. President Wilson was given a special exemption for his private wine cellar, FDR was known to keep “stocks of gin, rum, and scotch in a closet of his New York home,” and not to be outdone, Congress had its own bootlegger. Remaining true to this tradition and for our own good, the D.C. protection racket managed to remain immune from Social Security taxes until 1984 and continues to have special access to benefits apart from Medicare. Rest assured, “Medicare for All” rationing would not apply to them.
Two of Medicare’s flaws deserve special attention, both highlighting the syndicate-like mentality that pervaded Prohibition days. First, in 1992, Uncle Sam’s “outfit” achieved complete control of those doing business with them, when during a Republican administration, the price-dictating Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) was inflicted on the industry. It is important to understand that true prices emerge from competitive activity, fluctuating around a market-clearing price. Prices are, after all, signals that connote the presence of surpluses or shortages and serve the purpose of minimizing resource misallocation. Top-down prices, like RBRVS prices are always wrong. They are either too high or too low with predictable results. If doctors or hospitals are paid a very lucrative amount for one service and a paltry amount for another, surpluses and shortages of care will predictably materialize. This “soft rationing” is a powerful budget-balancing tool for government programs like Medicare, which has recently forecast its own bankruptcy by 2026.
Second, the payroll taxes of those currently working are the primary source of revenue benefiting those receiving Medicare’s benefits, most of whom are no longer working. Charles Ponzi, just like Bernie Madoff, utilized this ploy to lure individuals into their designs, benefitting early investors with funds from newer investors. These schemes, once discovered, disintegrate without the muscle of the government outfit to force future “contributions.”
Finally, for those who believe that the D.C. gang has had our best interests in mind, remember that in an effort to enforce Prohibition, the government deliberately poisoned spirits they knew were destined for consumption, resulting in the deaths of thousands of individuals and the blinding of many more. “The welfare of the masses is always the alibi of tyrants,” Albert Camus’ famous quote, should embolden our skepticism for those who would inflict “Medicare for All” on the rest of us, a scheme that will undoubtedly prove more deadly and tragic than Prohibition at its peak.
7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department joins Bill, live in studio, for today’s Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:05: Royal Standley, President & CEO of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, calls in to bring to you the Wednesday, OPFA Financial Report.
Give Royal a call at: 541-772-1116, or go online: OPFA.com
We’ll be talking today with Ilana about the rising tide of White Genocide in South Africa. You can read one of Ilana’s articles on the subject by clicking below:
Ilana is a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in South Africa.
You can read more from Ilana at her website: IlanaMercer.com.
8:45: Mike G, Marketing Director of the Britt Festival checks into the studio, to tell you what’s coming next for Britt.
Get show information and tickets, all over at: BrittFest.org.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
6:35: Richard McCarty, Director of Research at Americans For Limited Government Foundation chats with Bill this morning.
Americans for Limited Government Foundation released a study entitled, “Solar Power Harms Taxpayers and Consumers and Endangers the Reliability of the Grid.” The study points out the problems with solar energy from taxpayer-funded subsidies and increased costs for utility customers to grid reliability concerns. We’ll discuss it with Richard.
Get more great information at: ALGResearch.org
7:10: Martin Cothran, author at: IntellectualTakeOut.org talks with Bill this morning. Today, we’ll be talking with Martin about what Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing right, and what the West is not doing at all.
You can read Martin’s piece on the subject right here:
8:10: Tom Kelly, President and CEO of ID Experts joins Bill this morning. We discuss today, security issues with Smart Speakers.
According to Tech Crunch, nearly 20% of American adults have access to a smart speaker, and sales are projected to increase by 50% in 2019.
But are Americans aware of the potential privacy concerns of smart home technology? For example, not long ago, an Amazon Alexa device in a private home recently recorded a couples’ private conversation and sent it to their contacts without their knowledge.
In an op-ed for Fox News, Tom Kelly, president and CEO of ID Experts, recently pointed out the risks that smart speakers pose both to businesses and consumers if not handled wisely.
8:45: Kirk Mickelsen of Taz Fabrication joins Bill, live in studio, for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway.”
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6:35 Community Activist Mark Seligman discussing what he considers a “bait and switch” regarding law enforcement in Josephine County.
7:10 Outdoor report with Greg Roberts
7:35 Ann Coulter – Since the day Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, the left has waged demented war against him. In her latest book, Resistance is Futile: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind, (set for release August 21) Ann Coulter illustrates the composition of the Trump-hating leftist lunatics and their consistent discourse against American democracy.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “Visiting Past and Present”
Chris Korbulic: Kayaking the World
By Dennis Powers
Southern Oregon has its share of extreme sports enthusiasts–but Chris Korbulic stands out. He has launched over the thundering, tallest waterfalls from Oregon and California to searching for the tallest falls ever survived (or most difficult whitewater) throughout the world–and on film.
The 2004 Grants Pass High School graduate is a full-time extreme kayaker, earning a living from sponsors that include clothing giant Eddie Bauer, and from six years of appearing on the Brazilian adventure television show “Kaiak.” He and kayak partner Ben Stookesberry (Mt. Shasta, California) in 2015 were named two of the 50 most adventurous men by Men’s Journal magazine.
Chris’ parents, Mary and Paul Korbulic (then of Rogue River), are lifelong kayakers. Mary Korbulic paddled the remote Wild and Scenic section of the lower Rogue while pregnant with Chris. He continued rafting through infancy, but didn’t try hard-shells until taking a summer kayaking class. By the time he was at Grants Pass High, he was kayaking Class V rapids on the upper Rogue. An interest in microbiology brought him to Oregon State University, but his growing love of surviving massive waterfalls took over.
His fame grew with the size of the waterfalls he ran, from a 70-footer on Butte Creek outside Salem to an 80-footer in the Salmon River Canyon. This talent earned him a sponsorship with Eddie Bauer to explore the world’s most remote rivers. One of Korbulic’s closest calls was in 2010 when he and two others were kayaking the Lukuga River in the remote Congo to be the first to boat this wild, uncharted river that was fraught with crocodiles and hippos.
Korbulic and his kayaking partner (Stookesberry) watched in horror as a crocodile snatched their South African guide from his kayak. This Eddie Bauer-sponsored expedition into the source of the White Nile was led by guide Hendrik Coetzee. A 15-foot crocodile bypassed Korbulic underwater, launched into the surface, and snatched the third man, all kayaking within mere feet of one another. Coetzee’s body was not recovered.
In 2013, his highest-ever waterfall jump was over 120-foot Rainbow Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii. He has kayaked 400 miles north of Norway over glacial ice. Armed with only a WWII-era rifle, he and Stookesberry encountered polar bears and did “glacial kayaking”: kayaking glacial waterfalls thundering over the glaciers. Over time, he continues with Eddie Bauer, endorses products, profiled in magazines, and travels globally in search of unexplored, “inhospitable” raging rivers/waterfalls (most recently in British Columbia, Chile, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and the Amazon.) He calls these adventures, “Perfect.” His one complaint: “My back consistently hurts from years of paddling and bouncing down low-volume creeks and waterfalls in general.”
Sources: Mark Freeman, “Kayak Krazy,” Mail Tribune, August 7, 2009 (Updated), at Background; Mail Tribune, “Horror in Congo,” December 10, 2010, at Crocodile Attack; Jeff Duewel, “Paddling the Globe,” Daily Courier, May 3, 2015, at Adventures. For more, see his Facebook page.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:10: Jim Campbell, Senior Counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom talks with Bill.
Following his stunning 7 – 2 Supreme Court victory in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, owner Jack Phillips was hoping to get back into the wedding cake business, but the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had other plans. Recently, Jack was asked to create a cake, celebrating a gender transition for a transsexual individual, which Jack refused to create – as he did in the original Masterpiece case – on grounds that it conflicted with his religious beliefs. The Commission is now planning a second place against Jack, in the hopes that another round of harassment will force him to comply. Last night, Jack and his Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys, filed a lawsuit against the Commssion, for it’s “anti-religious animus.”
Get more great info at: ADFLegal.org.
7:35: Matthew Hennessey, Wall Street Journal Associate Editor, and author of: “Zero Hour for Gen X: How The Last Adult Generation Can Save America From Millennials,” chats with Bill today.
America stands, anxiously, on the cusp of an unknown future. Culturally, politically, socially, technologically and economically, the torch is being passed from Baby Boomers to Millennials. But, what about Generation X? You know? They are the relatively small cohort of 66 million Americans, sandwiched between the twin generational behemoths?
Will Generation X get its chance to lead? Or, is America doomed to be prematurely governed by Millennials, a perpetually adolescent, tech-obsessed generation, indifferent – if not hostile – to our nation’s heritage of freedom? We’ll talk with Matthew about it.
Get your copy of the book at this link: “Zero Hour for Gen X: How The Last Adult Generation Can Save America From Millennials.”
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation talks with Bill.
The latest Gallup Poll is quite disturbing. The poll confirms what has been obvious to many observers for some time. The Democratic Party is slowly shifting toward socialism.
According to the poll, which you can see by clicking this link:
- 47% of Democrats view capitalism favorably. That’s down from 56% in 2016.
- 57% of Democrats now view socialism positively. No real change from 2010.
- Republicans are very positive on capitalism: 71%, only 16% are positive on socialism.
7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office joins Bill in studio to bring you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
Would you like to know more? You could get up to $1,000, and help, ahhh, take a bite out of crime!
8:05: The Oregon Pacific Financial Planners Financial Report with Royal Standley. Give Royal a call at: 541-772-1116, or head on over to OPFA.com.
8:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors calls in to bring you the latest fire report.
Get the latest weather, fire and outdoor news all over at: RogueWeather.com.
8:20: Curry County Commissioner Court Boice talks with Bill. We’re talking fires and other issues facing Curry County, and the surrounding area.
8:35: Steve Johnson from Premiere Jewelers in Medford (541-779-2097) comes into the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” Give Steve a call for an appointment: 503-871-0235, or you can message him on his Facebook page.
8:45: Mike G, from the Britt Festival joins Bill live in studio. Mike’s going to tell you what’s next for Britt. Get tickets and show information over at: BrittFest.org.
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6:35: Mary Rice Hasson, Co-Author of the book “Get Out Now: 7 Reasons Why You Should Pull Your Children from Public School Before It’s Too Late,” talks with Bill.
We’ll be talking about a, sort of, change in culture in America’s public schools, and what we can do to stop it.
Mary is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C. She earned her Undergraduate and Law Degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Mary speaks and writes frequently on the subjects of women, sexuality, culture, family and faith.
7:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill. Today, we’ll be chatting with Eric about the latest shenanigans from Tesla owner, Elon Musk, and how his manipulation of stocks may actually be burning the company to the ground.
READ: “Elon’s First Fraud Suit.”
Get more great content, and read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com.
7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative and John Ivey join Bill in studio today. Are you prepared for a major, Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake? Well, according to Sal, neither is the state government, and if you would be looking to the state for emergency help in the case of a major catastrophe, you might be disappointed.
8:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors, checks in with a Tuesday Fire Report.
Get more great information, including the latest fire news, the best places for fishing and hunting, all over at RogueWeather.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, August 13, 2018
6:20: Eli Dimitru of Freedom2SayNo2SmartMeters.com, and the latest news on the smart meter front.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor and Fire Report.
Get more of the latest weather and fire updates over at: RogueWeather.com.
7:35: Randall Barrett, with NoSmartMeter.org, joins Bill live in studio.
Activists from NoSmartMeter.org are joining with other activists to form a non-political, peaceful protest march to force PP&L to drop the extortion fees.
WHEN: Saturday, September 1, 2018. Starting at 10AM.
WHERE: The march will begin at: Fichtner-Mainwaring Park in Medford
Get more information, all over at: NoSmartMeter.org.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”
Take a look at more of Dr. Powers’ works over at: DennisPowersBooks.com.
The Golden Ghost Town of The Valley
Near forgotten and desolate, the ghost town of Golden lies a few miles east of Wolf Creek in Josephine County. Its weathered-brown, old clapboard structures stand in mute testimony to a long-ago era. At its peak in the late Nineteenth Century, the town originally known as “Goldville” was home to some 200 folks: Most of whom were earning their living from the gold took out from Coyote Creek directly across from the settlement.
Prospectors had worked the creek since the 1850s, but it took the Reverend William Ruble and his wife Ruth in 1890 to establish the town. Ruble had purchased nearly all of the mining claims east and west of Golden; his sons, Schuyler and William, mined the shallower ground and leased the deep portions of the creek to other miners.
The town sprung up with a general store, post office, homes, two churches, a school, orchards, and mills to pulverize the rock and extract gold. Owing to the activity, the Oregon-California Stage Company detoured there to deliver mail, passengers, and goods; the town was a center for miners who didn’t live there but worked the surrounding area. With religion a major theme, no saloons were allowed; imbibers traveled to nearby Wolf Creek where they built a dance hall. The church-minding folks also came there to picket the place and its rowdiness.
The miners worked the deposits until the gold finally played out. By the 1930’s, the easy-to-mine gold had been exhausted and the town rapidly declined. What’s left now are a deserted residence, the church, general store, carriage shed, and other structures, but the old buildings still exude their charm, including the weathered church with its exquisite bell tower. The story, however, doesn’t end here.
A minister’s son, Melvin Davis, built a 2,800-square-foot lodge in 1930 on four acres located one mile from the now deserted town; he moved an 1880s guest house and the historic school from Golden to there, and mined the nearby wetlands. An African-American–Mr. Ivan St. John–purchased the holdings in 1989 after the site had traded hands several times. St. John was a homeopathic doctor, a trance medium, and alchemist who had co-founded the Philosopher’s Stone, an occult bookstore in San Francisco. (Alchemy is the “science” of turning base metals, such as lead, into gold or silver.)
When St. John in 1988 sold his bookstore interest, he bought the Davis property, known for its precious gold holdings. St. John died in 2005, but he didn’t leave any known heirs. The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation owns and manages the town as a Heritage site. The ghost town was placed in 2002 on the National Register of Historic Properties.
To see this nostalgic place with its deep Oregon history, drive on Interstate 5 to the Wolf Creek (Exit 76), approximately 25 miles north of Grants Pass. Wind back to the right and drive up Coyote Creek Road for 3-1/2 miles through the forests. You’ll find the cluster of old buildings on the left; the mined Coyote Creek area and wetlands are to the right (across the paved road). The small cemetery next to the church was in an episode from the TV.
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