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Congressman Greg Walden is coming to town soon as part of a series of 16 Town Hall Meetings.

Here’s the information

Friday, January 18, 2019

What: Josephine County Town Hall Meeting
When: 8:30a.m. PT
Where: Grants Pass High School Auditorium, 830 NE 9th St., Grants Pass, 97526

What: Jackson County Town Hall Meeting
When: 11:00a.m. PT
Where: Central Medford High School Auditorium, 815 S Oakdale Ave., Medford, 97501

 


Bill’s Guests: Friday, January 18, 2019

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show for the Weekly Swamp Update.

Check out more great content over at: DailyTorch.com.

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

7:35: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on Gang Green shenanigans and all around nice guy, joins Bill in studio this morning. Mr. X was at the Wildfire Forum last night, hosted by State Representative Pam Marsh. He’ll tell us all about what went down at the meeting.

8:10: Corey Crebbin, Public Works Director for the City of Medford talks with Bill. We’ll be talking with Corey about rough roads in Medford, as well as a proposed 1.7 million dollar, multi-use footpath, which would run from Ellendale to Black Oak.


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, January 17, 2019

6:40: Michael Daugherty, CEO of The Cyber Education Foundation and Founder of The Justice Society talks with Bill. He is author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach Into Cyber-security, Medicine and Small Business.”

 Today we’ll be talking with Michael about how the government shutdown may be catastrophic for U.S. cybersecurity.

Read this, and you will know what we mean: “The government shutdown is catastrophic for U.S. cybersecurity.”

Mike Daugherty is the CEO of LabMD, a medical testing lab. He has spent most of the last decade defending his company against charges that it had deficient cybersecurity practices. The early years of his entering and fighting in the Washington, DC, are recorded in his book, “The Devil Inside the Beltway”. In so doing, he has become the only litigant to challenge the basic authority that underlies more than 200 enforcement actions relating to cybersecurity and online privacy that the FTC has brought over the past 15 years. Every one of the 200+ litigants before him – including some of the largest companies in the world – have settled with the FTC, creating an unquestioned and untested belief that the FTC has broad authority to regulate in these areas.

See more content over at: TheDevilInsideTheBeltway.com, and you can follow Michael on Twitter: @DaughertyMJ

7:10: Dr. Warren Farrell, author of “The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,” talks with Bill this morning.

“Shaving product manufacturer Gillette received an overwhelmingly negative response to its latest advertisement campaign, which takes a stand against “toxic masculinity.”

The advertisement, which received over 330,000 dislikes on YouTube against just 75,000 likes, asked viewers, “Is this the best a man can get?” in a twist on the company’s classic tagline, “The best a man can get,” and took on a number of issues, including sexual harassment and bullying, but also masculinity.

At the start of the video, “toxic masculinity” is read out as one of the main negative issues in society, along with “bullying,” and “sexual harassment.”

Check out this article to learn more: “Gillette Faces Widespread Mocker, Backlash for Woke Man Scolding Ad”

What Is The Boy Crisis?

It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science.

It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.

It’s a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison.

It’s a crisis of purpose. Boys’ old sense of purpose—being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner—are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification.

So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.

Dr. Farrell is currently the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men. You can feed your mind on this issue even more over at these sites: WarrenFarrell.com and BoyCrisis.org.

8:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy chats with Bill this hour.

Today, something odd is going on with Tesla. We’re going to talk with Eric about how it appears that Tesla’s cars are getting a bit more expensive. We’ll talk about, why. Read Eric’s article on the subject:

“Teslas Suddenly Get Pricier…”

Read other articles, and get Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes all over at: EPAutos.com.


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

6:35: Carl Wilson, State Representative and House GOP Leader talks with Bill today. We’ll talk with Carl about what’s to come as the State Legislature gets back together soon. We’ll discuss SB501 and how the Republicans plan to fight back against the Democrat hordes in Salem and Portland.

7:10: Colleen Roberts, Jackson County Commissioner talks with Bill today. Colleen is here today to give us a report from yesterday’s PUC meeting, smart meters, dam removal update.

7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.

Would you like to know more?

8:10: Robert Natelson, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at The Independence Institute chats with Bill today.

In this week’s Daily Caller feature, Robert Natelson, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute, a former constitutional law professor, and a Senior Adviser to the Convention of States project, discussed a Democratic president extending and packing the Supreme Court bench with liberal Justices, if Trump pick’s Ginsburg’s replacement.

Natelson said, “The idea is this: The next time Democrats control both Congress and the presidency, they can raise the number of justices. That would empower a Democratic president to add more liberal activists to the bench. If you consider the court objectively, you have to wonder why the court packers are so vehement. Contrary to propaganda from both the left and the right, the present Supreme Court is not at all conservative.”

Read the article right here: “NATELSON: If Ginsburg Retires, Democrats Have A Trump Card — Packing The Supreme Court”

Interested in the Convention of States? Check out more over at: ConventionofStates.com, and you can check out Rob’s book over at Amazon: “The Law of Article V,” and “The Original Constitution: What It Actually Said and Meant.”


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

6:35: Kim Keaton, a local resident, endured the danger of falling trees on Nick Young Road. She’d like to discuss her experience and to thank the Good Samaritan that helped her that day.

7:10: Dr. John Zmirak, with The Stream talks with Bill today. Well, do you think that the United States should remove the “huddled masses,” plaque from the Statue of Liberty?

Dr. Zmirak has penned an article over at The Stream that you really should read: “Should We Take Down The Huddled Masses Plaque from The Statue of Liberty?”

He explains that the United States’ immigration policy doesn’t originate from a poem on the Statue of Liberty. Despite what reporters like Jim Acosta believe, the Huddled Masses plaque from the Statue of Liberty is not the United States’ immigration policy. John notes, “When the Statue of Liberty was built, and when that poem was written, we had no welfare state. No ethnic quotas. No separatist movements among immigrants who resented America and expected “reparations” for the “crimes” the U.S. had supposedly committed against their homelands.”

John continues, “If you showed up and things didn’t work out, you were on your own. Or you leaned on your church and extended family. Maybe you went back to Europe, as one in three Italian immigrants did. Lady Liberty wasn’t going to pick you up and nurse you. She kept her eyes on the prize, which was a land of equal laws and broad opportunity.”

Read more from Dr. Zmirak over at: TheStream.org, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of his book that he co-authored with Al Perrotta: “The Politically Incorrect Guide To Immigration.”

7:35: Kevin Husted, Medford 549C Budget Committee member joins Bill, live in studio. Can government run schools be reformed? We’ll talk about it with Kevin.

If you’d like to know more, visit Kevin’s Facebook page.

8:10: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, aka “Steve The Marine,” talks with Bill this hour. We discuss the history of legislatures “leaving town” or denying the controlling party a quorum.

Given the Democratic super-majority (let that sink in people), in Salem, and a slew of radical anti-gun bills on the docket, is this a method the Republicans could protect our liberty – by walking out?


Bill’s Guests: Monday, January 14, 2019

6:35: Jamie Glazov, Editor of Frontpage Magazine and author of: “United In Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror,” talks with Bill.

We’ll be talking with Jaime about his new book: “Jihadist Psychopath: How He Is Charming, Seducing and Devouring Us.” In the book, Jamie writes:

Jihadist Psychopath tells us how Islamic Supremacism has influenced Western culture; how the Western media contributed to this Islamic influence; and why sympathy continues to grow in the West for these Islamic militants. Glazov reveals ways in which we can prevent the growing influence of Islamic Supremacism. Endorsed by Dennis Prager, John Bolton, Steven Emerson and Geert Wilders, Jamie Glazov’s Jihadist Psychopath is a warning for Americans that radical Muslims are totally dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.

Jamie writes that there is a war being waged on America and the West. The aggressors? Islamic Supremacists. Their method? Duplicating the sinister methodology of psychopaths who routinely charm, seduce, capture, and devour their prey. Front Page Magazine editor, Jamie Glazov‘s new book, Jihadist Psychopath: How He is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us reveals every element of the formula by which the psychopath subjugates his victim, the Islamic Supremacist likewise uses to ensnare and subjugate non-Muslims. And in the same way that the victim of the psychopath is complicit in his own destruction, Western civilization is now embracing and enabling its own conquest and consumption.

See more from Jamie on his web TV show: The Glazov Gang, and stop by his website: JamieGlazov.com for more great content.

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

7:35: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation talks with Bill today. We’ll be conversing with Kevin about the Legislature, which is soon to open, and how the Democrat supermajority wants to bring massive gun control to Oregon. One of the main ones is SB501, which we’ll discuss.

Click here to check out the bill for yourself.

Get more great information over at: OregonFirearms.org.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill this morning for the latest segment of “What Made Southern Oregon Great!” Check out Dr. Powers’ other works over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.

Aldrick Rosas: SOU’s Pro-Footballer

By Dennis Powers

Growing up in Orland, California–a small farm town of 7,000 located just off I-5 at the Willows off ramp–Aldrick Rosas lettered in both soccer and football at high school. Although he was an all-round player in both running, receiving, and kicking, he was known for his defensive play as a hard-hitting linebacker and safety. Rosas at 6-foot, 2-inches and 220 pounds looked every way the part. He loved, however, punting and kicking.

As Rosas didn’t receive any Division 1 scholarship offers due to his high-school’s remoteness, SOU gave him a 20 percent scholarship to play here. Specializing in his role as its kicker, Rosas made 25-of-32 field goals (78 percent) with his longest being 48 yards in two seasons–not great numbers for the NFL. Although he was the kicker for the SOU team that won over Marian University (Indiana) the NAIA national championship in 2014, his knee buckled while making a tackle on a return with only nine minutes left–a game in which SOU had already won (55-31). He had torn the ACL ligament in his right knee on his kicking leg.

After surgery, Rosas had no idea what to do next, as he was on crutches and couldn’t play in the fall of 2015. He didn’t know then that veteran NFL agent Derrick Fox, however, had heard of his booming kickoffs: In his last SOU season, 2/3rds of his 115 kickoffs were touchbacks.

Rosas decided to “go for broke” and declared for the 2016 draft before the mid-January deadline. When Fox heard this from a scout for the Eagles–plus friends who said to check out this “under-the-radar” prospect with the powerful leg–Fox contacted Rosas. Although no Division I schools invited him to their “scouts day”, Rosas went to a local field with a friend to video his kicking. Fox sent the film to all 32 special team coaches, and the Titans signed him with a $1,000 bonus. The team cut him after the preseason.

Rosas had workouts with the Vikings and Cowboys, but remained unsigned for the entire 2016 season: Special team coaches are not interested in a small-town college kicker (a couple of hundred fans at a game) with only two seasons and no Sunday experience. The New York Giants had a problem, however, when three of their kickers were out for different reasons and signed Rosas. It assigned a special coordinator to refine his kicking technique. When he beat out a veteran kicker, the team signed him to a two-year-contract in 2017 ($550,000 each year).

Nearly three years have passed since Rosas connected on a pair of field goals in front of a crowd of 1,900 in that national championship game. On a Sunday night in 2017, Rosas started the season by kicking off for the Giants against the Cowboys in front of 90,000 fans at AT&T Stadium.

His first pro season was bad. Ending last of the NFL kickers, Rosas made less than 50% of his field-goal attempts from the 40-yard-line (overall 70%) and missed three extra points (out of 23), along with wild kickoffs. He determined to improve and went back to continually practicing, all to concentrate on his techniques and mental approach.

Rosas was near perfect in the next training camp and beat out other competitors. This paid off: Rosas was voted to the 2018 All-Pro NFC team for the January 2019 Pro Bowl. He was named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week after the Giants’ 30-27 overtime victory over the Chicago Bears on Dec. 2nd, when he kicked the game-winning field goal and was also successful from 57 yards, setting a franchise record. The second-year pro hit 30 of 31 field goal attempts and 28 of 29 PATs. His 97% NFL field goal percentage was a close second.

Rosas looks like a pro linebacker, plays the same way, and makes kicks. He answered every obstacle thrown in front of him–and he just turned 25-years-old. Despite the obstacles to come, his future is bright with this determination.

Sources: NJ.Com–Dan Duggan, “The incredible story of Aldrick Rosas’ journey from small Oregon school to Giants’ kicker,” September 10, 2017, at Rosas’ Story; Tom Canavan, “Giants PK Rosas goes from roster long shot to Pro Bowl pick, Associated Press, December 19, 2018, at Pro Bowl Selection; Danny Penza, “Ex-SOU kicker Rosas in Pro Bowl,” Ashland Daily Tidings, December 18, 2018, at Local Story.

8:35: Tim D’Alessandro, Medford City Council Member from Ward 2, comes into the studio today. We’ll be talking with him on all of the various city issues today.


Congressman Greg Walden is coming to town soon as part of a series of 16 Town Hall Meetings.

Here’s the information

Friday, January 18, 2019

What: Josephine County Town Hall Meeting
When: 8:30a.m. PT
Where: Grants Pass High School Auditorium, 830 NE 9th St., Grants Pass, 97526

What: Jackson County Town Hall Meeting
When: 11:00a.m. PT
Where: Central Medford High School Auditorium, 815 S Oakdale Ave., Medford, 97501