3-5 to 3-9-2018: Bill Meyer’s Blog

3-5 to 3-9-2018



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Bill’s Guests for: Friday, March 9, 2018:

6:20: Jason Hanson, former CIA agent, and author of the book: “Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life,” talks with Bill.

Jason is here to talk about his new book out there, chock full of new stuff that you can use to further protect your family.

“Survive Like A Spy”

Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson is all too aware of the potential dangers of today’s world. A security specialist and successful contestant on ABC’s Shark Tank, Hanson has dedicated his life to helping everyday citizens defend themselves at his Spy Escape & Evasion school.

In SURVIVE LIKE A SPY: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too (TarcherPerigee, March 6, Hardcover & eBook), Hanson takes us deep into the world of espionage, revealing true stories and expert tactics from real CIA operatives who have worked dangerous missions all over the world.

Hanson’s mission is to help Americans live a safer, happier, more successful life. His book is meant to entertain, but also to help readers feel empowered and prepared, no matter where they live or what they do. The allure of the book is twofold: the real-life spy drama stories are exciting and entertaining to read, while the accompanying tactics and lessons at the end of each chapter are invaluable guides to keeping you and your family prepared and safe.

In clear, decisive steps, SURVIVE LIKE A SPY walks readers through potentially life-saving skills such as:

. How to survive a kidnapping

. The number one way to deal with a threatening individual

. How to improvise a weapon using ordinary, inexpensive items you already have at home

. The critical items you need when traveling in the age of terrorism

. How to create covert communications signals to protect your family

. What to do if you feel like someone is following you

. And much, much more.

In his first, New York Times bestselling book, Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Hanson showed how the simple tactics he learned as a CIA Officer could help regular Americans lead safer and more secure lives. With eye-opening accounts of spy missions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Japan, SURVIVE LIKE A SPY not only reveals a fascinating glimpse into the lives of real-life spies, but also offers actionable tips to help everyday people stay safe in an increasingly volatile world.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport Outdoor Report.

8:10: Eric Peters, Automotive journalist and Libertarian thinker talks with Bill. So, virtual cars. Are they on the horizon? And, what will they be like, and what will the impact be?

READ:How Virtual Should Cars Be?

You can also check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks and bikes at: EPAutos.com.

 COMRADE BROWN & A.G. SESSIONS (Bill’s quick take)

Comrade Jerry Brown and A.G. Sessions dust it up over immigration enforcement. Jerry is apparently hard at work turning the late great Golden State into a 3rd world nation….#1 in poverty.

Sessions has constitutional authority on his side…but still is a massive statist at heart: “There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land. I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg, or to the tombstones of John C. Calhoun and Abraham Lincoln. This matter has been settled.”

This is standard swamp talk. “This matter has been settled” really means “Do what we say or we kill you”. (Remember this)

“Federal law is the supreme law of the land”…yes, but only when pursuant to the constitution. Otherwise, why would we need individual states? For example, the constitution specifically authorizes Congress to decide matters regarding immigration and naturalization. That’s the “supreme law of the land”, and Comrade Jerry is violating this.

As to “There is no Nullification”, c’mon, Oregon’s marijuana law clearly demonstrates that nullification is alive and well.

Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, March 8, 2018:

7:10: David Hathaway, author of the book: “The EMP Hoax,” talks with Bill over Skype this morning.

From Lew Rockwell: “In this careful study, David Hathaway has given us a microstudy of the Orwellian State’s technique to add to its power.”

David’s book is a way of telling you how the government is telling you how bad an EMP attack from a foreign power would be, in order to keep its power over you, and keep you in fear.

Get your copy of the book by clicking here!

8:10: Terry Welburn, owner of Welburn’s Weapons sits down with Bill in studio. Terry, as a licensed Federal firearms dealer, is here today to tell you what is really going on with this move to hike the gun buying age to 21.

Check out Welburn’s Weapons website at: WelburnsWeapons.com, or drop by their store at 6785 Crater Lake Highway in Medford. 541-826-2999. Check them out on Facebook too.

8:50: Emily Wylde and Robert Bauer from Living Opportunities join Bill, live in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” Find out more at: LivingOps.org.

 Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, March 7, 2018:

7:10: Steven Mayer of the Better Business Bureau chats with Bill.

We’re talking today about online scammers, and what you can do to identify a scam, and avoid it.

Online purchase scams are now the riskiest form of consumer fraud, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau. In 2017, consumers reported more than 47,000 scams to BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker). BBB analyzed this information using its unique BBB Scam Risk Index to determine the riskiest scams based on exposure, susceptibility, and monetary loss. The findings, released for National Consumer Protection Week (U.S.) and Fraud Prevention Month (Canada), show some significant changes from 2016:

  • Tax collection scams decreased 60% in volume of reports, likely due to the arrest in India in 2016 of a the ringleader of a network of call centers primarily responsible for the IRS scam
  • Online purchase scams jumped from the 4th riskiest scam to the top spot, likely due to an increase in exposure
  • Home improvement scams dropped from 1st to 6th riskiest, despite a number of natural disasters that traditionally bring out “stormchasers”

Young people continue to be at higher risk for scams, and susceptibility decreases with age, although dollars lost increases when victims are older.

There was good news in the 2017 BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report: New Trends in Scam Risk from the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBB Institute).

8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and journalist at MyOutdoorBuddy.com, and TheWesternJournal.com talks with Bill.

Is acceptance of a wild horse fire brigade beginning to grow in California and Southern Oregon? It seems that even left-leaning politicians are signing up!

Read more from Capt. Bill at: MyOutdoorBuddy.com and The Western Journal.

 Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, March 6, 2018:

6:35: Curtis Ellis, Senior Policy Advisor of America First Policies talks with Bill this morning. Is President Donald Trump’s push for tariffs on imported aluminum and steel putting a trade war on the menu? Curtis and Bill discuss.

Check out more great articles and more at: AmericaFirstPolicies.org.

7:10: Professor Greg McNeal, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University chats with Bill. Professor McNeal is also a Senior Advisor to the drone software company AirMap, and Chairman of the IT Group at the Regulatory Transparency Project.

Two companies have announced their plans to develop and deploy the first national drone traffic management system in Europe. A Swiss company Skyguide and the American company AirMap seek to create the digital infrastructure to “support safe and secure access to European skies for millions of drones.”

Skyguide expects to be the leader in Europe, with deployments across the continent by 2019 and 2020. The U.S. can catch up, but Congress must direct the FAA to accelerate its deployment timeline, ensuring a fully operational UTM system to be deployed in the United States in 2019. Even if we can’t deploy in the entire U.S. state and regional deployments are possible if the FAA works closely with governors and their state directors of aviation.

America has a golden opportunity to be a world leader in innovative technology which has numerous consumer benefits. The economic development and job creation opportunities will be enormous. This could be a whole new form of transportation.

8:10: Wayne Bennett, a local contractor and former construction teacher at Phoenix High School chats with Bill in studio. Wayne is here to talk about the need and benefits of trade education, his experience, and what pitfalls to avoid as Medford 549C School District goes to the voters for a 20 million dollar bond measure to fund CTE training.

8:35: Brent Homan and Randal Lee from Advanced Air & Metal drop by the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

Today, Brent and Randal are here to talk about the benefits of Geothermal heating and cooling in today’s business segment.

Check out more at AdvancedAirandMetal.com, or give them a call for a quote, and other questions at: 541-772-6868.

8:45: Trish Welch is in studio to talk about this weekend’s event: Live To Dance with The ARC Stars, set for Saturday night.

Bill’s Guests for: Monday, March 5, 2018:

6:35: Andy Curry, a Colorado entrepreneur and retail store owner chats with Bill this morning.

Andy Curry is a life-long Colorado native and entrepreneur and retail store owner who believes in inexpensive but effective marketing and getting a big bang for your marketing buck.  He also believes in the power of community.  Andy has owned and operated his own small business, a True Value Hardware store for many years, and has in-the-trenches, first-hand knowledge of the pitfalls of marketing and the best use of advertising dollars.  He understands that community creates economic growth, and without it, we all suffer.

  • An app designed to help communties keep their money and keep taxes at bay
  • Why the average American community is secretly paying more taxes now than ever – is it an unstoppable train?
  • The invisible and crippling tax threats boosting decline in communities and their businesses
  • How a community’s buying-habits addiction creates unintended tax consequences

Check out the app at: WallaZoom.com.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring to you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.

7:15: Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler joins Bill live in studio. Sheriff Sickler is here to discuss plans of action for mass shootings, a proposed Jackson County Jail and more.

7:35: Yuri Vincent, a local Army National Guard veteran and political science major talks with Bill.

As the national debate rages on the future of firearms in The United States, Mr. Vincent, on Friday, tried to engage students at South Medford High School, who were walking out of class in protest of gun violence, in conversation on the subject. Apparently, none of the students would talk with him. He’s here today to tell you more about it.


8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”

The Craterian


Dennis Powers

Designed by the pre-eminent architect, Frank C. Clark, the Craterian was built in 1924 as a theatre with retail space, typical for the times; when opened, it had tenants as law offices and shops. George A. Hunt leased the built theatre and ran a contest to select the best name with the winner receiving a $25 prize. From the 1500 entries received, he chose “Craterian” as it was derived from the region’s Crater Lake, but also an adaptation of the time’s favorite movie-house name, the “Criterion.”

On October, 20, 1924, a sell-out audience of 1,200 people attended the grand opening to watch a play, “The Havoc,” and listen to music played on the “grand” Wurlitzer organ. Movie projectors were installed later for silent films, and as typical of this era, theatre and vaudeville acts were booked. Eighteen months after its opening, 15-year-old Ginger Rogers appeared on the Craterian’s stage and captivated the audience. The Medford Mail Tribune wrote: “Miss Rogers is a winsome little miss with captivating mannerisms and a pair of feet that make the most intricate dances seem easy.”

When talking pictures were brought out, the theatre quickly showed them, such as Al Jolson in the 1928 film, the “Jazz Singer.” When the Great Depression overcame the state and country, Hunt was forced to sell his lease to the chain of Fox theatres, but after their bankruptcy, he bought the lease back in 1933. The theatre operator remodeled the Craterian, reduced matinee prices to 15 cents, and showed “first-run” films such as the “Thin Man” series that starred William Powell and Myrna Loy. Despite these changes, revenues were hard to come by, and it took World War II with its nearby Camp White and thousands of soldiers wanting entertainment to make the times easier.

After the War for four decades, several operator and owner changes occurred with more building alterations, including the sale of the Wurlitzer organ due to the changing times. With the development of home television and multi-plex theatres, audiences diminished and took its toll on these theatres. In late 1985, the Craterian was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as Medford’s first “Movie Palace,” but by then it was closed. The old building was donated to the nearby Rogue Valley Art Association, the intent being to “foster community theatre activities.”

Past-Medford Mayor (2000-2004) Lindsay Berryman with other community leaders decided that the Craterian needed to be completely refurbished, not only for its historical place, but also to revitalize part of Medford’s downtown and support the arts. Over several years of effort, a total of $5.2 million was raised to completed renovate the building, including major structural changes. More than 600 individuals, foundations, the Medford Urban Renewal Agency, different state agencies, and businesses contributed. As one standout example, Sabroso (the Medford-centered, fruit puree and concentrates supplier) through its CEO Jim Root donated $275,000 over time when this help was really needed. The Roots did the same individually.

The newly-revitalized Craterian opened in March 1997. The new auditorium was designed to be more comfortable with a seating capacity of 750, but the new stage easily handled large concert and theatre productions. The theatre was initially named for Ginger Rogers, the long-time Southern Oregonian who appeared both as a youngster and then elderly actress in the theatre’s support.

In August 2012, the theatre was renamed “the Craterian Theater at The Collier Center for the Performing Arts,” in honor of local philanthropist, James Morrison Collier, who was a long-time Craterian supporter and had donated a substantial, but undisclosed, sum of money. The stage at the Collier Center is called the Ginger Rogers Stage; the James and Valerie Root Auditorium, who were also long-time supporters, retained its name. The Center also has named rooms and lobbies for other supporting individuals.

Today, the Craterian shows numerous different events, from local productions as the Rogue Opera and Youth Symphony to art shows, national productions, and exhibits. It is another historical place that is from the past, but with a strong presence now.

Sources: “History: Craterian Theatre at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts,” at Craterian Theatre; “The Craterian: There’s a new name in town!,” August 31, 2012, at  Renaming of the Craterian; Bill Varbel, “Craterian renamed for donor,” Mail Tribune, August 31, 2012, at Renaming Background.

8:45: Karolina of The Neumann Hotel Group comes into the studio to talk with Bill about the upcoming, Oregon Chocolate Festival.

WHEN: Friday, March 9 to Sunday March 11, 2018.

WHERE: The Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. 2525 Ashland St, in Ashland.

To get your tickets, you can go to: OregonChocolateFestival.com.

Twitter: @OregonChocolate          Facebook          Instagram


Another “Great Day in Government Edjoo-Kay-Shun History” (Bill’s Opinion)

Earlier today (Friday) S. Medford High lets a couple dozen Future Commies of America out – Was told they protest in solidarity for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment. (Each receives an unexcused absence) Clearly it’s time to repeal the 26th Amendment, and remove their right to stupidly influence public policy via their ignorant vote.

Arguably the Medford Education Association/549C does NOT teach these children about “Democide”, which is death at the hands of your own government. A disarmed populace is easy pickings for future tyrants, and a far greater threat to their future liberty.

How ironic – these kids begging for government action when the government FAILED or was CORRUPT at every level in its response to Nikolas Cruz. This site documenting the history of Democide is worth reading. https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH.HTM

Bill’s Guests for: Friday, March 2, 2018:

6:35: Nicky Neily, President of Speech First talks with Bill about the attacks on free speech on college campuses.

In her latest piece, Nicole Neily says college students have a new champion on free speech who will take their cause to the courts and put the pedal to metal to hold universities accountable for trampling on students’ rights.

Neily: “We want to send a message to students that if their rights are being violated, they don’t need to take it – there are people across the country who will stand with them and support them. We’d also like to send a message to universities that the era of acting with impunity is over, because if they don’t reform their policies then they’re going to be held accountable in court. We believe that the freedom of speech is a sacrosanct American principle, and we’re sick of seeing the First Amendment trampled on college campuses.”

READ:In The Free Speech Wars, College Students Need A New Champion.”

Also, check out: SpeechFirst.org, and join up to help the fight! Right now, if you use the code: Radio2018, they will waive the $5 membership fee at Speech First.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring to you, the Friday Outdoor Report.

7:35: Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation talks with Bill. So is it now going to be “Grab Guns, THEN Due Process?” We’ll also touch on the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

See more at: OregonFirearms.org.

8:10: Mark Roberts, an Independent Conservative, running for U.S. Congress, 2nd District, currently held by Greg Walden, joins Bill in studio. Learn more at: ShakeAMillionHands.com.