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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
7:35: 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 outside—Lister 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 dizzy—which 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.
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!
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?”
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
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 hierarchy—and 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 owner—which 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.
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.