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Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, September 19, 2017:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill, this morning. Rick is here today to talk about President Trump’s deal making, a last ditch effort to repeal Obamacare, and why are we talking about a DACA bill before passing a RAISE act that would end chain-migration?
7:10: Capt. William E. Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and journalist at MyOutdoorBuddy.com and WesternJournalism.com talks with Bill. September is national preparedness month, and given that “Capt. Bill” won his season of NatGeo’s Doomsday Preppers show, we’ll discuss great ways to get started, or add to your existing weather or other disaster preparations.
8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher and expert on all things the Green Mafia are up to, to take your freedoms from you, joins Bill, live in studio. We’ll breakdown the sources of public land forest and wildfire misery. We’ll post documents we discuss later this morning.
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, September 18, 2017:
6:35: Brad Owens, Political Affairs Officer for Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions talks with Bill. Brad was personally on the ground in Benghazi six months before the raid and was in charge of gearing up to take over the guard duty.
STATE DEPT. ASKED EMBASSY SECURITY FIRM TO REPLACE BENGHAZI GUARDS ONE WEEK BEFORE ATTACK… AND THEN INSTRUCTED THEM TO REMAIN SILENT
Eleven days before the attack on the U.S. Benghazi compound in 2012, the State Department asked Torres Advanced Solutions, an embassy security contractor, to replace the guard force then protecting the facility because it was the compound by its current contractor. The attack came just as Torres was gearing up to move in and take over the task of guarding the facility.
After the September 11th attacks destroyed the compound and killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the State Department instructed Torres and associates not to reveal that the request to move in and take over had been made.
In addition, the State Department demanded that Torres’s force be unarmed, just like the guard force then deployed. Torres objected and said that they planned to arm the guards anyway. The State Department also instructed them not to reveal the request that the guards be unarmed.
None of these facts have been disclosed previously.
Brad Owens, of Torres Systems, recounts these events, for the first time, on the Tucker Carlson Show on Fox News Channel tonight – Friday, September 8th.
This disclosure raises important new points about the Benghazi tragedy:
- It shows that the State Department was fully aware of the vulnerability of the compound prior to the attack.
- It reveals that the State Department had insisted that the compound’s guards be unarmed.
- The instruction not to tell the truth about the request to deploy or the instruction not to arm the new guards raises a question as to whether the political need to protect the outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played any role in these instructions.
You can see more on this issue at: SandyPundits.com.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of business law drops by the studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.” Be sure to pick up Dr. Powers’ new book: “Where Past Meets Present: The Amazing People, Places & Stories of Southern Oregon,” at Hellgate Press.
The Applegate Trail Interpretive Center
By Dennis Powers
Located in Sunny Valley fourteen miles north of Grants Pass on I-5, the Applegate Trail Interpretive Center was brought about by an ex-airline stewardess, Betty Gaustad. After college in California and working for United Airlines for eleven years, she and her family in 1974 bought a ranch in Sunny Valley that dated back to an 1851 land claim. Her mother, Irene, had a strong interest in history and was the one who discovered that the Applegate Trail—unmarked there and not known by anyone—cut directly across their property.
Betty was elated, as she remembered back to her elementary-school days in a tiny Minnesota town. The one-room brick schoolhouse had been filled with pioneer and history books, and Betty first learned there about the trail cut by the Applegate brothers so many years ago. She never forgot the story of the hardy pioneers who had endured so much hardship.
The main Oregon Trail followed the Snake River across southern Idaho into Oregon, but forced settlers, their oxen, and wagons to make it down the dangerous Columbia River. When the Applegate bothers lost two young sons in 1843 when their raft overturned, they decided to find a safer route. They headed back to Idaho and convinced other settlers to follow them on a different way.
They decided on a route that headed southward into present-day Nevada, worked through a desert and California, then crossed the Klamath Basin into Southern Oregon; it followed the Rogue River into the Rogue Valley and then northward for the Willamette Valley—their ultimate destination. As the trail descended the Cascade Range into the Rouge River Valley, it cut across Emigrant Creek in Jackson County, now named for those pioneers; Highway 66 to Ashland and Interstate 5 heading towards Sunny Valley basically follow the Applegate Trail.
The wagon train that first tried the new, uncertain route endured great hardships from disease, Indian attacks, flooded rivers, food shortages, and near impassible mountain passes, but they made the trek in some three months, traveling 500 miles to reach the Willamette. A young woman (Martha Leland Crowley) died of typhoid in Sunny Valley in 1846, as the first wagon train rested there, and was buried near the present old covered bridge; the stream was named Grave Creek six years later due to her death. Thousands of wagon trains over the years then followed this trail in settling Oregon.
Encouraged by her mother, Betty Gaustad was determined to build a center commemorating the Applegate Trail. With limited funds, she mortgaged her ranch, businesses (she owned a grocery store, gas station, and restaurant in town), and worked for donations and grants. Although she received regional economic grants, Betty financed 85 percent of the total project costs by herself. Her daughter, Jacquelana Ladd, worked in designing the center; Dennis Gaustad, her brother, built the 5,400 square-foot, rustic-looking museum, behind a two-story, fir-columned Western false front, designed to look like the front of the 1860 Grave Creek Hotel.
The center portrays the history of Native Americans and trappers in the 1800s, as well as describing events after the Applegate Trail was blazed: the discovery of gold in 1851 in the area, ensuing Indian Wars, stagecoach era, coming of the railroad, and the life of early settlers. There is also a three-screen theater that shows a film depicting the struggles faced by the Applegate-Trail pioneers; dressed authentically, local residents show the challenges overcome in the film made in Sunny Valley.
The original 1929, log-constructed Sunny Valley grange hall is outside the center; seen from the museum, the Grave Creek covered bridge stands, one of the few ones still remaining in Southern Oregon. Although Betty’s mother died one month before the museum opened in 1998, there is no question that she would have been impressed by it—and one woman’s dedication.
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, September 15, 2017:
6:35: Richard Holt, a member of Project 21: The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives, and political consultant with Sirius Campaigns, talks with Bill about the latest Twitter volley against President Trump. Yep, ESPN host Jamele Hill is the latest to Twitter rage, calling the President a white supremacist.
You can learn more about Richard and Project 21 at: NationalCenter.org. And, you can read more from Richard’s blog at RichardFHolt.com.
7:35: Jackson County Commissioner Colleen Roberts talks with Bill this morning. The Commissioner has filed for re-election, and we’ll talk over the issues facing Jackson County.
8:10: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, AKA “Steve The Marine,” chats with Bill, and using his legal expertise, will tell you why he believes that DACA “Dreamers,” will not be deported.
LACHES AND ILLEGAL ALIENS
Illegal aliens, especially “dreamers”, have a defense of “laches ” to bar deportation. Laches is a remedy which sounds in “equity”.
Article lll sec 2 explicitly gives the federal courts “equitable “jurisdiction: “The Judicial Power shall extend to all cases, in Law and Equity…”
Laches is similar to statutes of limitations in that time elapsed is excessive. Statutes of limitations gives an exact number of years, Laches occurs when time elapsed is unreasonable and prejudices the defendant.
Laches is based on the MAXIM “Equity aids the vigilant, not those who sleep on their rights”. The INS has definitely slept on their right to deport.
Laches and equity helps defendants who have materially changed their positions in justifiable reliance on the plaintiff’s CONDUCT. In the case of illegals and dreamers, the U.S. has indicated several things. First, while it is technically illegal to jump the border, this law will not be vigorously enforced. Second, the aliens can make lots of money in doing so.
Third, we want you, we need you, we like you so come on over. Lastly, you are fools not to come.
Laches and equity disfavors plaintiffs who realize “unjust enrichment” by sleeping on their rights. Particularly relevant is the judicial statement that equity will not help plaintiffs “who CAPITALIZE on their infringers’ labor”.
I believe that we are stuck with most of the illegal aliens. This especially applies to the dreamers who were brought here as innocent infants and children. One equitable principle is that those using equitable defenses must have “clean hands”. This certainly applies to most “ dreamers”.
There is a good article in Wikipedia on “laches “.
8:35: Cheryl Zimmer, Executive Director of LOGOS Charter School, and Julie Niles-Fry, host of Innovation & Education, join Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” LOGOS is getting ready to build a new, an bigger facility. We’ll also discuss the mission of LOGOS Charter School. Learn more about LOGOS at: LogosCharter.com. Or, you can give them a call at: 541-842-3658.
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, September 14, 2017:
7:10: John C. Davis, a spokesperson for A Tax Is A Tax Coalition, as well as the Keep Our Promises Coalition talks with Bill about a couple of citizens initiatives. The first will look to slow spending growth in the state, and pay off PERS debt, but that’s not all… John will also talk about a coalition of Oregon business and grassroots groups that are looking to address the abuse of the three-fifths requirement on revenue raising legislation. Tax Initiative HERE, PERS reform initiative language HERE.
8:10: Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus in Biochemistry and Medical Sciences at Washington State University chats with Bill today. Dr. Pall will be holding a free presentation:
HOW ELECTROMAGNETIC FREQUENCIES (EMFs) FROM CELL PHONES AND TOWERS, WI-FI MODEMS,
SMART METERS, AND OTHER WIRELESS DEVICES
CAN IMPACT HEALTH
Dr. Pall will discuss how EMFs from wireless devices have the potential to cause health issues – including the smart/radio frequency electric meters that are being installed on all homes and businesses in Oregon.
WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at: 10am to 12pm.
WHERE: The Phoenix Grange, 209 North Main St. in Phoenix.
The event is sponsored by: StopSmartMetersOregon.com, and Clunie Chiropractic
You can learn more about Dr. Pall and his studies at: ME-Pedia.org.
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, September 13, 2017:
6:35: Professor James Coleman, Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University talks with Bill. Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, the Trump administration took precautionary measures and temporarily waived the Jones Act in order to maintain energy supplies in Florida. The Jones Act regulation dates back to 1920 and requires all shipping between U.S. ports be done by American-made and American-steered vessels. With the provisional lift in place, one must ponder if the strict environmental regulation imposed by the Jones Act provides any substantial benefits after all.
7:10: State Senator Herman Baertschiger (R-Grants Pass) calls the show to bring you news from the front lines of one of the local wildfires, as well as a state policy update.
7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department joins Bill, in studio to bring you The Crimestoppers Case of The Week.
8:45: Mike G, from the Britt Festival drops by the studio to tell you about the latest acts coming up at Britt. You can get more information, and buy tickets to shows at Brittfest.org.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, September 12, 2017:
7:10: Seth Cropsey, former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and author of the book: “Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What To Do About It,” talks with Bill about his book.
Has the U.S. Navy reached its breaking point? Mr. Cropsey exposes how years of underfunding has left our nation’s most strategic arm of defense – American naval power – smaller today than any point since before World War I.
You can learn more at: Hudson.org.
8:10: Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation joins Bill. Would Governor Brown’s gun confiscation bill, SB719A, have done anything to change anything regarding the UCC murders back in 2015? Kevin will give his opinion.
See more at OFF.org.
8:35: Matt Allen from Pacific Residential Mortgage LLC NMLS 1477joins Bill, live in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
Matt is author of the book: “The Ultimate Guide to Reverse Mortgages and 16 Excellent Reasons To Get One,” . He’ll give you all the details of just what a reverse mortgage is. You can give Matt a call at: 541-773-3131.
8:50: Sage Taylor of Wamba Juice & Deli joins Bill in studio to sample her, “Vegetarian Split-Pea Soup!” Wamba Juice & Deli is located at 207 W. 8th Street in Downtown Medford. Open from 7am to 3pm, M-F. Phone: 541-779-2215
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, September 11, 2017:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. On the table this morning, President Trump’s “deal,” with congressional Democrats, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s interview on 60 Minutes, and more.
7:35: Michael Zaroninski, Medford City Council President, as well as Council VP, Tim Jackle join Bill, in studio. The Councilors are here today to discuss the Urban Renewal agreement for the Liberty Park area, and what’s to become of the old Carnegie Library.
Medford Urban Renewal Agency Moves Forward with Substantial Amendment
The Medford Urban Renewal Board (City Council) is moving forward with plans to extend the existing Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA). The MURA board approved a Resolution on Thursday evening that directs City staff to move forward with a substantial amendment. The substantial amendment will allow MURA to increase its indebtedness. Next steps in this process include preparing a request for proposal for a consultant that would help identify MURA projects and complete the necessary paperwork and updated City Center Revitalization Plan that will become the basis for the substantial amendment.
Urban Growth Boundary Amendment Update
Jackson County approved the Urban Growth Boundary Amendment (UGB) last June and finalized the action in August, which will add 1,658 acres of development land and 1,877 acres of wildland to the city’s current UGB. The goal of expanding the UGB is to provide a 20 year supply of land for housing, commercial, industrial and open park land uses. The plans that the Council has adopted for these new lands is to provide opportunities for an array of housing types, encourage economic growth, and recreational amenities.
The Medford City Council approved an ordinance during Thursday’s City Council meeting to adopt amended findings that are a result of the meetings with the Board of Commissioners and the UGB application will be heard by the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission for final approval targeted for March 2018.
Future Property Designation for Carnegie Building and Former Fire Station 2
The Council has been working to determine the lease procedure of the Carnegie building as well as options for either the sale or lease of former Fire Station 2. Deputy City Manager Kelly Madding presented options outlined in two memos during Thursday’s Council meeting. Council decided to move forward with leasing the Carnegie building. As for Former Fire Station 2, the Council directed staff to prepare a request for proposals for either the leasing or purchasing of Former Fire Station 2.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business Law joins Bill in studio for this week’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.” Be sure to pick up Dr. Powers’ new book: “Where Past Meets Present: The Amazing People, Places & Stories of Southern Oregon,” at Hellgate Press.
Dan Bulkley: 100 Years Old and Still Running
By Dennis Powers
With his father being an overseas medical missionary who ran hospitals and his mother a teacher, Dan Bulkley was born in Thailand but later attended school in India. Athletic from the start, he took up tennis in Thailand at age six.
Every seven years, one of his parents would take a yearlong furlough to the U.S. and bring along some of the kids. Bulkley stayed for his senior year of high school in Claremont, California. Upon high school graduation, he attended the college in town, Pomona, where he again played football, tennis, and track. At 5-foot/4-inches, 145 pounds, he was hardly imposing on the gridiron—but Dan was undaunted, could catch the ball, and played end on defense as well.
In track, he was a sprinter-turned-hurdler, but there were other conditions he had to overcome. Due to his small stature, he took 17 steps between hurdles to everyone else’s 15. Deciding that this slowed him too much, he worked to alternate his lead leg “so I could hit those hurdles right.” The coach thought this to be a waste of time, but Bulkley worked on his own every day after practice. He finally got into a meet with the conference title on the line and placed a surprising second to help Pomona win the crown.
Years later, the style served him well when a Masters athlete. “It just came naturally to me,” he said. “When I got to the hurdle, it didn’t matter which foot was up. I’d just take it with that foot and kept on going.” He applied himself in his studies by earning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education. This led to a job at Corona High School, where he taught and coached football and track.
Bulkley was at the high school for two years before joining the Navy. He was in the service for 4½ years, the final two with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), a wartime espionage agency that was the forerunner to the CIA. His most meaningful mission–parachuting into Thailand to set up guerilla operations–was aborted only because the atomic bomb ended World War II.
The OSS wanted people with background in Southeast Asia–which he had. Bulkley was to parachute into Thailand and train natives to use “hit and run” techniques should the Japanese invade. Personnel and weapons had already been dropped in. His team flew over once but was waved off. Three days later, they were to try again from their Calcutta base. The A-bomb dropped before they could take off, and he witnessed the Japanese surrender in Bangkok.
Upon returning to California, Bulkley went back to teaching and coaching. Southern Oregon then hired him in 1950, where he began a 29-year career of teaching health and PE while coaching. Although he started several programs, track was his forte. His Raider men won conference and NAIA regional championships in 1962-64, as well as his cross country teams. His track teams won 7 conference titles and had 81 individual champions. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1977 and the SOU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.
Skiing was another passion. Bulkley skied throughout the region; he brought college students to Mt. Ashland for lessons and enjoyment 10 years before it opened to the public in 1964. He helped form the ski patrol and was its first director; skiing then became another sport at which he excelled in the Masters.
Starting at age 70 in 1987, Dan entered the Masters. One year later, his second meet was the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Melbourne. Bulkley won five gold medals and set a world age-group record in the 300-meter hurdles at 53.84 seconds. He also won the 800, 1,500, 2,000 steeplechase and was on the victorious 4×400 relay. Sports Illustrated included him in “Faces in the Crowd” in March 1988. For 15 years and through three age groups, 70 to 84, he was unbeaten in the intermediate hurdles with his unorthodox approach. In track, skiing and badminton Master competitions, he established 17 world records.
In 30 years of competition, Bulkley earned 492 medals in Master competitions and set numerous world age-group records. He last competed one year ago in Bend, Oregon, running the 50 and 100 meters. He won–being the only one in his age group.
Dan Bulkley became 100-years-old this past May 4th. After the celebrations, he still walks, jogs, or pedals a stationary bike for a half hour or so. “Like I tell everybody,” said Bulkley, “go day by day. There’s not much you can do about getting older.” And all of us can learn from him!
ADDITIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT DOCUMENTS YOU NEED (H/T to Mr. X)
Here’s an additional copy of the 1995 Wildfire management report which is SIGNED by the BLM. It once again details the “let it burn” policy.
This is a copy of the Wildfire Management Implementation Report
THE SAFETY OF FIRE RETARDANT
Here is information Mr. X dug up regarding the safety of fire retardant. Aerial Application of Fire Retardant
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, September 8, 2017:
6:35: Allison Crowther, the mother of 9/11 Hero Wells Crowther – Documentary out today is “Man In Red Bandanna,” which follows Welles Remy Crowther, who was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower on September 11 and reportedly saved the lives of many before he passed away that day.
Welles’ trademark red bandana, which he wore in his right back pocket, helped eyewitnesses identify him. Through footage and testimonials, the film examines the many individuals who have been inspired by Welles’ actions in the South Tower. See more at: ManinRedBandana.com or BandanaFilm.com.
7:35: Ruth Broadman, past president of the Jackson County Republican Women joins Bill in studio. Today, Ruth will be promoting next Saturday’s Reagan BBQ fundraiser. You can go to: http://www.jcrw.us for info and to sign up.
8:10: James Hirsen, Attorney, New York Times Bestselling Author and columnist at NewsMax.com talks with Bill this hour. We talk, this hour about the sound legal principles underpinning President Donald Trump’s rescinding of DACA.
Read the article on James’ website: JamesHirsen.com.
8:45: The folks from The Springs at Anna Maria join Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
GET THE LATEST FIRE UPDATES FROM THIS INTERACTIVE FIRE MAP:
6:35 Eric Peters, Automotive Journalist from EpAutos.com We’re talking of the “Not-So-Safe-DRIVE ACT” which was passed by Congress yesterday. Pushing self-driving cars…but safety backups, such as steering wheels and brake pedals, not required? Hmm, perhaps we should eliminate plane cockpits, as their computers can fly the plane, too. More at: https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2017/09/07/not-safe-drive-act/
7:10 Attorney Michelle Owens. Managing partner with Agee Owens Law Firm and she speaks on behalf of SAVE Stope Abusive and Violent Environments Read SAVE’s report entitled Six-Year Experiment in Campus Jurisprudence Fails to make the grade http://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/Six-Year-Experiment-Fails-to-Make-the-Grade.pdf
Recent AAUW report undermines the campus sexual assault narrative – http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/02/recent-aauw-report-undermines-the-campus-sexual-assault-narrative/
7:35 Ed, “Mr. X”, our crack investigator of all abuses “green”, is in studio, and we’ll discuss the origins of the “Let it Burn” policies.
Here are documents we talked about today:
The 1995 Forest Wildfire Policy – here’s where the “let it burn” fed culture was adopted.
Green Propaganda – Time to Bury the Myths about the Biscuit Fire
8:45 in studio, John, HR manager for Timber Products is here discussing job openings and opportunities with the firm.
GOP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE KNUTE BUEHLER VISITS MEDFORD
GOP gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler spoke before Jackson County Republicans Tuesday night at the Medford Library. Knute lambasted Gov. Kate Brown’s record on schools, forest, land and wildfire policy. He also had some suggestions for the PERS crisis, eliminating the “spiking” of pensions in the final years, requiring the 6% pickup to pay down the unfunded liability, and limiting maximum salary eligible for PERS. Regarding abortion, he says he’s pro-choice. Wondering how much of a “deal killer” this might be for broad republican support. He’s also not in fan of higher, but rather “smarter” taxes.
Wednesday 9-06-17 Guests
6:35 Presidential Biographer and author Craig Shirley, his latest profile is “Citizen Newt – The Making of a Reagan Conservative”
7:35 Crimestoppers with MPD’s LT. Kerry Curtis
8:10 Time to get prepared with City of Medford Emergency Manager Larry Masterman. The Rogue Valley Preparedness fair is Saturday 9/16 at the Rogue Valley Mall.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, September 5, 2017:
7:15: Julian Cordle, a local technologist comes into the studio this morning. We’ll have a talk about blockchain, and how crypto currencies like bitcoin may be a bigger deal than we thought.
8:10: Royal Standley of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors calls in to bring you the daily Stock Report.
8:45: Brent Homan & Randall Lee, the men from Advanced Air & Metal join Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” Today, with the smoke from wildfires blanketing the Valley, the fellas will talk about what you can do to improve your INDOOR air quality. You can find out more at AdvancedAirandMetal.com. Or, give them a call at: (541)772-6866.