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My Klamath Dam Comment to Oregon’s DEQ (Today, 5pm is the deadline)

7/5/18

 TO: Chris Stine, Hydroelctric Specialist, 165 E. 7th Street Ste 100, Eugene, OR 97401

Email Klamath401@deq.state.or.us

Chris,

 I implore you to follow the law in addition to common sense, and  DENY the KRRC it’s 401 DEQ water quality permit that would facilitate the destruction of the J.C. Boyle Dam.

 I refer to ORS 468B.005’s definition of pollution.

(5) “Pollution” or “water pollution” means such alteration of the physical, chemical or biological properties of any waters of the state, including change in temperature, taste, color, turbidity, silt or odor of the waters, or such discharge of any liquid, gaseous, solid, radioactive or other substance into any waters of the state, which will or tends to, either by itself or in connection with any other substance, create a public nuisance or which will or tends to render such waters harmful, detrimental or injurious to public health, safety or welfare, or to domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational or other legitimate beneficial uses or to livestock, wildlife, fish or other aquatic life or the habitat thereof.

The millions of tons of sediment, waste, and agricultural runoff trapped behind this dam certainly qualifies as pollution under the ORS. Were a regular citizen to approach you for a discharge permit to flow millions of tons of sediment and pollution down a wild and scenic river, your laughter could be heard (imo) from Eugene to where I live in Medford. And you would be correct to laugh. Your duty is clearly defined. (back to the ORS, again)

(2) The water pollution control laws of this state shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of the purposes set forth in ORS 468B.015. [Formerly 449.070 and then 468.705]

468B.015 Policy. Whereas pollution of the waters of the state constitutes a menace to public health and welfare, creates public nuisances, is harmful to wildlife, fish and aquatic life and impairs domestic, agricultural, industrial, recreational and other legitimate beneficial uses of water, and whereas the problem of water pollution in this state is closely related to the problem of water pollution in adjoining states, it is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state:

(1) To conserve the waters of the state through innovative approaches, including but not limited to the appropriate reuse of water and wastes;

(2) To protect, maintain and improve the quality of the waters of the state for public water supplies, for the propagation of wildlife, fish and aquatic life and for domestic, agricultural, industrial, municipal, recreational and other legitimate beneficial uses;

(3) To provide that no waste be discharged into any waters of this state without first receiving the necessary treatment or other corrective action to protect the legitimate beneficial uses of such waters;

(4) To provide for the prevention, abatement and control of new or existing water pollution; and

(5) To cooperate with other agencies of the state, agencies of other states and the federal government in carrying out these objectives. [Formerly 449.077 and then 468.710; 2009 c.248 §1]

Everything about this 401 permit plan violates these standards, and destroys the beneficial use of these waters to the state/citizens of Oregon. No treatment will be performed by the KRRC, they’d just blow up the dam, and flood the river over a number of years with toxic sediment, while hoping for the best. Originally, the plan offered was to dredge the sediments, but then it was “too expensive”. Too bad, I say…follow the law. You wouldn’t grant such an exception for a normal citizen wanting to do this…Why should you grant it to Pacificorp/KRRC?

 Additionally, where is the contingency/backup plan if KRRC is unable to perform financially or otherwise? It only has the assets transferred from Pacificorp, and has no assets of its own, or income stream. Where is the evidence that KRRC has the expertise/track record to safely do this? There is none, nor has any been demanded. Why have you not asked for this?

 One more time to the ORS:

 468B.020 Prevention of pollution. (1) Pollution of any of the waters of the state is declared to be not a reasonable or natural use of such waters and to be contrary to the public policy of the State of Oregon, as set forth in ORS 468B.015.

(2) In order to carry out the public policy set forth in ORS 468B.015, the Department of Environmental Quality shall take such action as is necessary for the prevention of new pollution and the abatement of existing pollution by:

(a) Fostering and encouraging the cooperation of the people, industry, cities and counties, in order to prevent, control and reduce pollution of the waters of the state; and

(b) Requiring the use of all available and reasonable methods necessary to achieve the purposes of ORS 468B.015 and to conform to the standards of water quality and purity established under ORS 468B.048. [Formerly 449.095 and then 468.715]

There is no way you can approve this permit, while following the water pollution laws and policies of the state of Oregon, and not only would approving the permit damage the environment and destroy the beneficial use of these waters, imo it makes the state liable for damages through not following these laws. Do your duty, follow the law and common sense, and deny this water permit. Thank you.

Sincerely.

Bill Meyer

3624 Avion Drive

Medford, OR 97504

bill@billmeyershow.com

541-772-4170


Bill’s Guests for: Friday, July 6, 2018

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins Bill, to bring to you the Swamp Update, and other shenanigans in the Federal Government.

Find out more at: GetLiberty.org, and DailyTorch.com.

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

7:35: Knute Buehler, GOP Gubernatorial Candidate chats with Bill this morning on his ambitious education policy plan. Mr. Buehler will also take your questions.

Go to KnuteBuehler.com to find out more.

8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on all things Green Mafia, friend of the Bill Meyer Show, and all around nice guy, leaves the safety of his hidden Southern Oregon bunker, and joins Bill, live in studio. Today we’re talking the final day to get Klamath Dam comments in, and two important letters coming out of the Jackson County Commission.

8:35: Michelle Owens, Attorney and Spokesperson for the Center for Prosecutor Integrity talks with Bill. Today, we’ll be talking with Michelle about the over-the-top indicators that the U.S. Department of Justice has moved to the far Left.

Learn more at AgeeOwensCooper.com.


Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, July 5, 2018

6:35: Matthew Heiman, Chairman of the Cyber & Privacy Working Group of the Regulatory Transparency Project talks with Bill this morning.

Business are criticizing California’s new consumer-privacy legislation, saying it risked far-reaching damage to everything from retailers’ customer-loyalty programs to data gathering by Silicon Valley tech giants. One attorney said many law firms see the new bill as generating a “bonanza” in fees as companies rush to either comply or push for changes. Tech companies view the new law as a knee-jerk response to a series of revelations over the past year, such as Facebook’s handling of user data, that shook consumer confidence. The companies are frustrated they weren’t consulted about how to implement the law.

This plays into the long debate between the relationship of innovation, privacy, and regulation.

Heiman is a former attorney at the Department of Justice, and is a visiting fellow at the George Mason Scalia Law School’s National Security Institute

Find out more at: RegProject.org.

7:35: Horace Cooper, a legal commentator, and a fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research chats with Bill today.

A meritless, multi-billion-dollar shakedown of American energy companies” is what Horace Cooper, legal commentator and a fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, calls the lawsuits filed against energy companies by municipalities in New York, California, Louisiana, and Colorado.

A judge in California saw through the money grab last week and dismissed the cases in that state. However, the cases in New York City, Colorado, and Louisiana are still pending.

In Louisiana, the lawsuits blame energy companies for the state’s coastal erosion, but it makes no mention of the levee system built by the Army Corps of Engineers that pushes coastline building silt into the Gulf of Mexico. New York City, just like California, wants to place the blame for all of planetary climate change at the feet of a handful of energy companies, saying climate change will cause damage to waterfront property. Then, out of the other side of their mouths, these politicians make no mention of the possible rise in sea level when encouraging investors to buy expensive, waterfront property.

Find out more at: NationalCenter.org.

8:10: Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner talks with Bill today with and update on the Lobster Creek Fire, and other fire issues going on in that part of the state.


Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and libertarian thinker chats with Bill this morning. We’re talking electric cars, real cars, politics and more with Eric today. It appears that Eric is now an Obamacare Outlaw, we’ll talk about it.

Read Eric’s article: “Shared Responsibility: Update.”

You can get more great information, and check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks and bikes, all over at EPAutos.com.

7:10: Ilan Berman, Senior Vice-President of the American Foreign Policy Council chats with Bill.

Radical Islam is still a threat to all Americans. As evidence of this, the FBI announced it thwarted a possible 4th of July attack in Cleveland by someone who thought they were in contact with al-Qaeda.

While ISIS has seen its power diminish, the Taliban has seen a resurgence in Afghanistan, and al-Qaeda remains a major threat around the world. What other factions are out there, where are they, and what potential threat do they pose? The answers to these questions and more can be found in the American Foreign Policy Council’s latest World Almanac of Islamism, a comprehensive guide designed to track the rise and decline of radical Islam on a national, regional, and global level.

Ilan is an expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation.

You can read more at: AFPC.org.

7:35: Dan Skudstad with the Grants Pass Daily Courier joins Bill in studio. The paper is almost there to producing an anti-suicide insert which will be distributed all over Oregon. We’ll discuss it.

8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on government shenanigans, friend of the show and all around nice guy, leaves the safety of his hidden, Southern Oregon bunker, and joins Bill in studio.

Very important week to get public comment in against dam removal, also initiative petition signatures. We’ll break that down.

Here is the JC Boyle Dam Comment Notice – email address is on it for the Friday comment deadline: JCBoyleDam Comment

And here are appropriate laws relating to the Oregon DEQ, which I believe are violated if the DEQ gives an okay on the Dam’s 401 permit. WaterLaws for Klamath Comment

Just make sure and have it there by close of business Friday.

8:35: Brett Homan and Randal Lee, the fellas from Advanced Air drop by for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

Check out AdvancedAir.com for more information.

8:50: Mike G, from the Britt Festival drops by the studio to tell you about all the great acts coming up at Britt.

Get tickets and showtimes, all over at BrittFest.org.


Bill’s Guests for: Monday, July 2, 2018

6:15: Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform chats with Bill this morning. We’ll be discussing what’s next in Tax Law. Are additional breaks on deck.

Find out more at ATR.org.

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

7:20: Dr. Robin Burk, an entrepreneur, science and technology expert and consultant, chats with Bill. Today, we’re talking about her recent TedTalk on Countering Collapse in our interconnected world.

And, you can grab a copy of her latest book: Check Your Connections: How To Thrive in an Uncertain World.”

Dr. Robin Burk holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in information science (machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced data analysis) from the State University of New York at Albany. She is an expert in the mathematics that describe how the complex systems we rely on work – or fail.  From her early days writing code in Silicon Valley to her executive leadership in growing companies and on to her support for a brand new area of science, Robin has been on the leading edge of change. She’s had bottom-line P&L responsibility, managed diverse work forces, taught at the university level and consulted to business owners and executives. In her Check Your Connections book series, Robin translates science and technology breakthroughs into readable how-to books and offers practical steps individuals and organizations can use to expand their resources and thrive despite the massive uncertainty caused by a rapidly changing world. She is the author of How to Thrive in an Uncertain World, The Student’s Guide to Thriving in an Uncertain World and The Business Owner’s Guide to Thriving in an Uncertain World.

Take a look at more great content over at: CheckYourConnections.com

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.

Don’t forget to check out Dr. Powers’ website: DennisPowersBooks.com.

UFO’s

Dating back to the 19th Century, UFOs have been a subject of controversy. An “unidentified flying object” is an unusual anomaly in the sky that’s not readily identifiable to the observer as a known object. It is often associated with extraterrestrial life, government-related conspiracy theories, and especially flying saucers.

The phrase “flying saucer” gained national attention in 1947 when a commercial pilot reported seeing nine objects flying in formation near Mount Rainer. The pilot timed the sighting and estimated the speed of the discs to be over 1,000 mph. He described their movement to be like “a saucer skipped across water,” leading to newspaper accounts of “flying saucers”.

The majority of UFO sightings by independent study are proven to be misidentified natural occurrences; these are usually sights of aircraft, experimental planes, balloons, clouds, and even meteors or bright planets. A small amount of straightforward hoaxeswhere people stage what seems to be a flying saucerare just that; some are so outlandish as to look like they were taken from a 1950’s “B” Sci-Fi flick.

Roswell Army Air Field in New Mexico in 1947 is the site of the most famous incident. A public information officer released a statement that personnel had retrieved a crashed “flying disk” from a ranch near Roswell, sparking intense media interest. The following day, the Commanding General of the Eighth Air Force stated that thisin facthad been a high-altitude radar-tracking balloon that crashed. This set the stage for countless books, articles, and movies about aliens, their huge spacecraft, and government conspiracies, including different scenes at various hangers, from Hangers No. 18 (the remnants were allegedly flown to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio), No. 51, No. 84, and so on.

Most independent investigators agree, however, that between 5% and 20% of reported sightings remain unexplained, and therefore can be classified as unidentified in the truest sense. Trained observerssuch as pilots and the militaryhave reported incidents that are quite credible, some including simultaneous radar tracking with visual accounts.

As to our area, the sightings are like any other location (and Google, “UFO Sightings Southern Oregon,” “Northern California,” or with your specific town). Arguing that aliens use Mt. Shasta’s cloud camouflage to hide their spaceships, some consider it to be a UFO landing site (even with Lemurians), including sightings at Mt. Ashland. Another UFO sighting in Ashland, however, in the graveyard (the center of town) near Southern Oregon University was especially cute. This home video finally zoomed in on a strange green apparition—only to see Kermit the frog!

But who really knows?

Sources: Google, “UFO Sightings Southern Oregon,” for latest sightings; “Wikipedia: Unidentified Flying Objects,” at UFOs.

8:45: Cynthia Kendoll with Oregonians for Immigration Reform joins Bill, by phone. Well, Friday is the petition deadline for the Stopping Sanctuary Cities, citizen initiative.

You can see more at: StopOregonSanctuaries.org.


Bill’s Guests for: Friday, June 29, 2018

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show to bring to you the weekly Swamp Update.

Would you like to know more? Go to: GetLiberty.org, or DailyTorch.com

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

7:20: Ryan Hess, a Rogue River City Council member chats with Bill this morning. Today kicks off the 65th Annual Rooster Crow Contest, and Ryan is here to tell you all about it.

WHEN: Today – Sunday, July 1st.

WHERE: Downtown Rogue River.

You can find more details at: RogueRiverChamber.com,

7:35: Kathryn Hickok, President of Cascade Policy Institute talks with Bill this morning. We’ll be talking with Kathryn about how the “Janus” Supreme Court decision might affect union political power in Oregon.

Find our more information at: CascadePolicy.org.

8:10: Stephen Mayer with the Better Business Bureau talks with Bill. We’ll have a talk with Stephen today about the various summer scams that are on the bureau’s docket.


Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, June 28, 2018

6:35: Glenn Sacks, a Los Angeles area high school teacher and activist chats with Bill today. Glenn is a critic of the recent Janus v. AFCME lawsuit, in which The Supreme Court ruled that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay agency/”fair share” fees to public sector unions. We’ll get a teacher’s take on the decision.

Glenn’s take on the issue: The Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay agency/”fair share” fees to public sector unions. This will be devastating for teachers’ unions and other public-sector unions. In 2011 Wisconsin passed legislation doing away with agency fees for public sector unions, and membership in the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state’s largest teachers union, fell from nearly 100,000 to only 40,000 by 2015.

Would you like to know more? Go to: GlennSacks.com.

7:35: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation checks in from the north state. Is IP-43 dead and buried? We’ll get Kevin’s take on it.

Would you like to know more? Head over to OregonFirearms.org.

8:10: Dr. Gordon Marino Ph. D, a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Minnesota talks with Bill.

Dr. Marino is here today, to talk about his latest book:

The Existentialist’s Survival Guide

How To Live Authentically In An Inauthentic Age

Human beings are moody creatures, susceptible to an array of psychological setbacks, crises of faith, flights of fancy, and other emotional ups-and-downs. Søren Kierkegaard, Frederick Nietzsche, and other existentialists understood this well. Rather than diagnosing troubling moods as afflictions to be treated with pharmaceuticals, the existentialists believed that such feelings not only offer enduring lessons about living a life of integrity, but also help us discern an inner spark that can inspire spiritual development and personal transformation. To listen to Kierkegaard and company, how we grapple with these feelings shapes who we are, how we act, and, ultimately, the kind of lives we lead.

Would you like to know more? Go to StOlaf.edu.

And, pick up your copy today: Click Here.

8:45: Kathy Wing & Brianna Gowland drop by the studio to tell you about the upcoming event:

Michael Wing Music & Memories Benefit Concert & Silent Auction

WHEN: Saturday, June 30th. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

WHERE: Crater Performing Arts Center. 655 N. 3rd St, Central Point

The Michael wing Music & Memories Concert will feature great music and a Silent Auction with proceeds going to help out the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon.

Would you like to know more? Click here.


Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

6:35: Elizabeth Campbell, Program Director for the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute chats with Bill today. We’ll be discussing the Left’s hypocrisy on the denial of service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Check out more at: CBLPI.org

7:10: Allen Alley, a famous entrepreneur joins the show today. Allen and David Brown have teamed up to form Obsidian Opportunity funds. This will manage invested funds in areas federally designated as “Opportunity Zones”. Could this encourage long-term investments in economically distressed communities in southern Oregon?

Here’s an article you can read on their idea for further analysis at BizJournals.com. And, check out more at: ObsidianOpportunityFunds.com.

7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department comes into the studio to give you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.

8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, journalist and expert on emergency preparedness calls in from his ranch in the mountains of Siskiyou County.

Well, ODF views a demonstration of the “Wild Horse Fire Brigade” proposal that Simpson has been promoting to reduce wildland fuel loads, and reduce wildfire severity. We’ll talk about how it all went with that.

Read more from Capt. Bill at MyOutdoorBuddy.com.


Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

6:35: Carrie Lukas, President of Independent Women’s Forum chats with Bill.

Americans are a step closer to gaining access to affordable, quality healthcare options thanks to a new regulatory measure from the Trump Administration. Freelancers, small businesses, and associations can soon band together to sell and secure coverage – and do so without some of the onerous regulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is a welcomed step and win for Americans looking for coverage they desire and at prices they can afford.

READ: “Trump Administration Expands Cheaper, Quality Healthcare Plans.”

Find out more at: IWF.org and follow along on Twitter: @IWF

7:10: Michael Busler Ph. D. a public policy analyst and a Professor of Finance at Stockton University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Finance and Economics talks with us today. Professor Busler is a featured columnist at Newsmax, Lifezette, and Townhall.com and has written Op-ed columns in major newspapers for more than 35 years.

Is there a risk of recession?

“You can try and play down a trade war with China. You can brush off the impact of rising oil prices on corporate earnings.

But if you’re in the business of making economic predictions, it has become very difficult to disregard an important signal from the bond market.

The so-called yield curve is perilously close to predicting a recession — something it has done before with surprising accuracy — and it’s become a big topic on Wall Street.

Terms like “yield curve” can be mind-numbing if you’re not a bond trader, but the mechanics, practical impact and psychology of it are fairly straightforward. Here’s what the fuss is all about.”

Learn more at Professor Busler’s website: Muckrack.com/Michael-Busler

7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative calls in to bring you the latest from Salem, and the goings-on in the state Legislature. We’ll also touch on the problems at the border, and immigration issues.

8:10: Dave Ray from the Federation for American Immigration Reform returns today. Well, there’s been a big change in immigration since our conversation yesterday. We’ll talk about what’s new in the issue.

Learn more at: FairUS.org. And, follow along on Twitter: @FAIRImmigration


Bill’s Guests for: Monday, June 25, 2018

6:35: Ron Hosko, President of Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund and former Director of the FBI’s Criminal Division talks with Bill.

Law enforcement officers employing questionable methods to attain private and personal data from suspects face a new obstacle in the near future, the Chicago Tribune reports. Apple has announced their plans to close a security loophole that allows unauthorized access of data despite facing a locked iPhone. Ron Hosko, President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund and former assistant director of the FBI’s criminal division, says:

“I think that privacy protections are on a collision course with responsible law enforcement actions to conduct legitimate investigations. Terrorists or other criminal organizations will do something that’s heinous, in a way that is blocked from lawful law enforcement view. They will, to some extent, get away with it. We will lose lives, we will lose infrastructure in a big way, and then we will be having a different conversation.”

Read the article that we’ll be discussing: “Apple to close security loophole, exploited by police in getting personal or private data from locked iPhones.”

Learn more about Ron at: LEAction.org.

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

7:35: Dave Ray, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform chats with Bill. Today, we’ll be talking about President Donald Trump’s ostensible, throwing in of the towel on immigration. So what comes next? We’ll discuss it.

Check out more at: FairUS.org.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law joins Bill, live in studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”

The Oregon Vortex

An unusual place rests five miles up Sardine Creek from Highway 234 (which turns two miles later into Second Avenue when in Gold Hill). Calling it the “Forbidden Ground,” Native Americans avoided the area, as apparently did their horses, wild birds, and other wildlife. Despite this, the Grey Eagle Mining Company in the 1890’s built a gold assay office on the site and near their mine. The structure was plumbed level when constructed.

During a heavy rainy season in 1910, a mudslide carried the slanted-wood building down the hill where it slid against a maple tree. No longer plumb or level, the house is still there but rests at a weird angle. Now named the “House of Mystery,” balls inside roll uphill, people stand weirdly, and brooms angle on end. Outside the twisted house, people appear dramatically taller when they shift positions.

John Lister was a geologist, mining engineer, and physicist. Visiting the area in 1913, the Scottish scientist was intrigued by what he saw. Named the “Vortex”defined as a fluid or gas circulating around a core with its inside pressure being lower than its outsideLister later bought the property. He developed it in the early 1920s, conducted thousands of experiments, and in 1930 opened it to the public.

Lister claimed the property was at the intersection of strange forces he named terralines, or energy that causes a repelling (anti-gravitational) electromagnetic field. The story goes that Lister became so frightened by his discoveries that he later burned his notes. After his death, Maria Cooper’s family in 1961 left their Gold Hill service station and motel to buy the Vortex. Then in high school, Maria twenty years later quit her job as a social worker to run it when her father became ill. She continued on for years.

The controversy also continues. Balls seeming to run uphill and a pendulum hanging at an angle can be explained by the crazy, skewed building. It’s argued that this effect is caused by the distorted perspective of not seeing the horizon but against the background of converging lines. When visual references are skewed sufficiently, people can actually feel dizzywhich they do. Outside, however, is another story. Photographs of people changing places (one taller than the other) evidence their changing heights, based solely on the new position. Trees grow in weird shapes; people shrink or grow as they walk, one way or the other.

Is this an optical illusion, caused by terralines, or due to a deep metallic core with different influences? And according to John Lister’s wife, he burned all of his experimental notes believing that the world was not ready for his observations. The controversy continues today.

Sources: “The Oregon Vortex” at Vortex; Jeff Barnard, “Woman Seeks Good Family to Take over Mysterious Vortex,” Associated Press (as published in the Salt Lake Tribune,


CARE ABOUT THE POOR? THEN CARE ABOUT THE BORDER! (Opinion)

It’s a hard sell for some, but if you truly care about the less fortunate in society, you care about securing the border and limiting legal immigration. Caesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers understood all too well that you can’t raise wages for lower end jobs if those legal citizens are competing against a flood of illegally present foreign nationals. That’s why he fought illegal immigration tooth and nail. (Many don’t know or have forgotten this history)

Supply and demand, more people competing for the same gigs = lower wages and benefits. Chamber of Commerce and K Street business interests like the cheap help, many Dems see this as cheap votes for the future. BOTH destroy the native population’s economic prospects, while the two main political parties socialize the illegal labor pool costs with benefit dollars plundered from taxpayers.

Meanwhile, automation in the long run is making unskilled labor even less competitive, which goes to show how destructive and evil open border policy has been for our poor. Did YOU vote for native population replacement? Your elites have been pushing it for decades. Get in their face and keep giving them hell. .

Bill’s Guests for: Friday, June 22, 2018

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. We’ll be talking with Rick about the apparent feeding frenzy of the mass media against Trump Administration officials, The Border and more goings-on in The Swamp.

See more at: GetLiberty.org, and DailyTorch.com

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

7:35: Eric Peters, Libertarian car guy and journalist chats with Bill today. Today, we’ll be talking about MPGe. “e” meaning “equivalent.” Read Eric’s article on EPAutos.com: “The MPGe Scam.”

See more great content, and get Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com.


Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, June 21, 2018

7:10: J. Luke Bennecke, a civil and transportation engineer talks with Bill this morning. Luke believes that this kind of planning for the self-driving car is long overdue. In fact, he’s so fed up with the lack of forethought and planning to the transportation systems in this country, that he wrote a near-future thriller about the dangers of what might happen if a terrorist took control of the computer systems in self-driving cars.

Several multinational automotive organizations including Ford, Waymo, and Lyft announced the formation of the new Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Authority (PTIO). The intention behind the PTIO is to begin studying the impact that self-driving cars will have on humans–many of whom rely on driving for a living.

Check out “Civil Terror Gridlock,” by Luke to learn more on this issue.

8:10: Sr. Equis, crack researcher, expert on Green Mafia shenanigans, friend of the Bill Meyer Show AND, all around nice guy joins Bill in studio.

We’ll be touching on how President Trump wants the Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit by the Association of O&C Counties, aimed at fighting the expansion of the Cascade – Siskiyou National Monument.

Is the Administration’s move a “stab in the back?” Or, some kind of legal strategy? We’ll discuss it.


Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6:35: Seline Shenoy, life coach and author of “Beauty Redefined,” calls in from Dubai, UAE to chat with Bill.

Body positivity campaigns are taking over mainstream media. But it’s still not catching on. In fact, beauty bias still has a major impact on a woman’s career. Better-looking women earn significantly more than their less attractive counterparts. According to life coach Seline Shenoy, if we want true equality in the workforce, we need to create a different kind of change.

We must transform our distorted perception of beauty into one that is realistic and wholesome,” says Shenoy, author of Beauty Redefined. “When we embody new standards for beauty, we will convince ourselves and the rest of the world that we are much more than bodies and faces—we are multifaceted individuals with distinct values and purposes and with numerous gifts to share.”

In an engaging and thought-provoking interview, Shenoy can discuss:

8 fundamental changes that must take place in our education system, in the workplace, and in the media in order to redefine beauty forever.

The social media factor: Has this helped—or hurt—the way women view their looks and bodies on a social and professional level?

Igniting the beauty revolution: What we need to do as individuals—and as a society—in order to obliterate our obsession with appearance.

The psychological causes and symptoms of negative self-image, and how this can dangerously impact our careers.

Get your copy of Seline’s book: “Beauty Redefined.”

And, don’t forget to check out her website: SelineShenoy.com.

7:10: Dr. Marylin Singleton M.D./J.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist talks with Bill today about her article over at TheConservativePundit.org: “Create Your Own Healthcare ‘System’.”

Dr. Singleton is a certified anesthesiologist. (MD/JD) She is also a Board-of-Directors member and President-elect of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). She graduated from Stanford and earned her MD at UCSF Medical School. Dr. Singleton completed 2 years of Surgery residency at UCSF, then her Anesthesia residency at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital. While still working in the operating room, she attended UC Berkeley Law School, focusing on constitutional law and administrative law. She interned at the National Health Law Project and practiced insurance and health law. She teaches classes in the recognition of elder abuse and constitutional law for non-lawyers.

Read more from Dr. Singleton at: TheConservativePundit.org.

7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office drops by the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.

8:10: Curt Hadley, a local Amateur Radio operator talks with Bill.

The Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club AND the Cascade Amateur Radio Enthusiasts (C.A.R.E.) Club are joining forces again this year for the national Amateur Radio Field Day!

June 23 – 24 at ScienceWorks, 1500 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520. Visit our “Get On The Air” booth and try out “Ham Radio” for yourself, contacting radio operators from across the nation and the around the world!

You can find out more great information at: CareHamRadio.com, and W7DTA.org.

8:45: Mike G, from the Britt Festival joins Bill, in studio to bring to you the latest goings-on at the Britt Fest, and upcoming acts!

Get more information and tickets at: BrittFest.org.


Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6:35: Roy Beck, CEI of Numbers USA chats with Bill. We’ll be discussing the debacle at the border, and the “family separation,” issue that many are up in arms about.

Find out more at: NumbersUSA.com.

7:10: Mike Miller, a retired freight broker and trucking industry specialist chats with Bill. We’ll be talking with Mike about how NAFTA is actually hurting the American trucking industry.

7:35: Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation talks with Bill. Today, we’ll be discussing OFF’s legal challenge against the ballot title for Initiative Petition 44, aka (the lock up your guns initiative).

See more at: OregonFirearms.org.

Also, don’t forget to pick up the latest copy of: “Oregon’s Gun Laws: A Guide for gun ownership in the Beaver State.”

8:45: Adrienne Weiss from Costless Tarps joins Bill live in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

Get more information at either: OregonTarpCompany.com, or on Facebook at: facebook.com/costless.tarps.


Bill’s Quick Takes

Working through the “Spin” this Monday evening. 1) Isn’t it great that Sen. Jeff Merkley cares so much about foreign nationals and their children? Too bad he doesn’t care about rule of law and protecting opportunities and the economy of actual Americans. The word which comes to mind is “PutzMaster”.

2) New Jersey tyrants automatically call for more gun control after the Art Festival shootings. Never mind that the murderer was a convicted felon gang banger on EARLY RELEASE from prison. Better to punish the innocent law-abiders, right?

3) On the positive side: Two good guys with guns draw down on a murderous carjacker at the Tumwater, WA Walmart on Sunday…They blow him away. Media loved the story when it was “Mass Casualty at Walmart”. When it became “good guys kill dirtbag”, story disappears. Don’t let it.

4) NBC5 reports the “good news” that some 21,000 are eligible for free school lunches in Medford and Grants Pass, even with no school in session, but on the downside “Not everyone is taking advantage of the program”. I miss those ancient long ago times when parents actually thought they had a responsibility to feed their children, don’t you? Now you’re not even supposed to TRY.

And how was YOUR Monday?

Bill’s Guests for: Monday, June 18, 2018

6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform chats with Bill this morning to kick off the week. We’ll be talking about two immigration reform bills which Congress may get to work on this week. We’ll also discuss the latest from the U.S./Mexico border.

Learn more at FairUS.org.

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

7:20: Eli Dimitru, a concerned citizen, calls in to talks more about the ongoing issue of smartmeters. See more at: Freedom2sayno2smartmeters.org.

7:35: Jenna Harris, a local Iraq war veteran joins Bill in studio. Tonight begins a news season of “My Stories of Service,” on Southern Oregon Public Television.

Learn more about the series at: SOPTV.org.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and Southern Oregon historian joins Bill, live in studio, for today’s edition of: “Visiting Past & Present.”

Rooster Crows & More

By

Dennis Powers

Since 1953, Rogue River has held its National Rooster Crow Championship on the last Saturday in June; the weekend affair was started to publicize the city (more than the river), and by 1958 a record 263 roosters had been entered. Over 10,000 people attended the 2012 Rooster Crow weekend, which was the city’s 100th-year celebration.

Saturday morning starts off with a 5-K run and 2-mile walk. After the “Rooster Crow Parade,” where nearly anyone can participate, there is a whirlwind of activities, arts and crafts, food booths, exhibits, a special kids’ play area, and (of course) the Annual National Rooster Crow Contest that afternoon.

There are three crowing contests: for young people, adults, and then the one for the real roosters. Audience applause selects the winners of the human crowing contests. The question is always, however, which cock-a-doodle-doo fowl will crow its way into Animal Farm’s hierarchyand be the national winner. The competition is over which rooster can make the greatest number of crows within 30 minutes.

The winner of the first event was Hollerin’ Harry, a bird that crowed 71 times and won $50 for his ownerwhich was great deal of money in the early 1950s. A second contest was held that September (when two contests were then held) with $100 to the winner Beetle Baum, that managed a staggering 109 crows and setting a record that lasted for 25 years. In 1978, White Lightning won with a new course record of 112 crows.

Owners of first-place roosters usually receive $150, and cash prizes typically are paid out for the top five rooster-crowers. The placers in 2012 included names such as Red Ryder (46 crows), El-Ron (38), George of the Jungle, and Mordecai. In 2015, Crow-Darr (52 crows)—owned by a Rogue River Elementary School sixth grader–beat out Slim Field (21 crows).

Nearly every town in Southern Oregon puts on its own “stand out” annual event: Grants Pass (Boatnik), Gold Hill (Gold Dust Day), Central Point (July 4th), Medford (Pear Blossom Festival), Ashland (July 4th is the big one), Shady Cove (Spam Festival) in addition to other weekend and holiday events. The Jackson County Fair, held in mid-July, brings about numbers of events with usually 80,000-plus attending over the six-day event.


Bill’s Guests for: Friday, June 15, 2018

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill. It’s Friday, and its time for The Weekly Swamp Update with Rick Manning. Rick will bring you the latest on the I.G. Report, James Comey, and the tariff breakdown.

See more at: GetLiberty.org, and DailyTorch.com.

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

7:20: Curt Ankerburg, local CPA joins Bill live in studio. There’s been a lot of discussion on homeless counts in Southern Oregon. Curt would like to weigh in on a plan for a city-run shelter that he has proposed.

8:45: Chris Dennett from Beer Works is in studio. This weekend is the Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival, and Chris is here to tell you all about it.


Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, June 14, 2018

6:35: Chris Versace of Tematica Research talks with Bill. Has the Fed raised interest rates too fast? We’ll have the breakdown with Chris. You can check out more at: TematicaResearch.com.

7:35: John Charles, Founder and President of the Cascade Policy Institute chats with Bill. Should we embrace congestion pricing, which is basically charging people for going into cities at certain times of the day, to commuters?You can read more at: CascadePolicy.org.

8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on all things Green Mafia, friend of the Bill Meyer Show and all around nice guy, leaves the safety of his hidden Southern Oregon bunker, and joins Bill live in studio.

Today, Mr. X and Bill have discussion on the last KRRC meeting, of which Mr. X was in attendance. He had some interesting questions for the DEQ there. He and Bill will discuss the latest news in the effort to remove the Klamath Dams and the importance of getting your public comment in NOW, in order to halt this destructive plan to a valuable part of our infrastructure.

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8:45: Kevin Gill of Clouser Drilling drops by the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

Today, we’re chatting about the Merker/Belknap Run/Walk event on Independence Day 2018. This is an event in conjunction with the Grants Pass YMCA, with all proceeds going toward the memorial scholarship fund, the Sheriff’s Department and Search and Rescue Teams.

You can register for the event at: GrantsPassYMCA.org.