7-16 to 7-20-2018
“SURVIVE JULY” with the ARMY NAVY MARINE STORE
Army Navy Marine Story, 5100 Crater Lake Avenue in Central Point is giving away a 500 dollar gift card end of this month. To enter, just drop by the store and enter with your name and they day’s “Survival Word”. I’ll announce the winner 7/30.
7/19: Thursday’s Survival Word: “Waterproof Matches”
7/20: Friday’s Survival Word: “First Aid”
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Here’s Devvy Kidd’s, (who appeared on The Bill Meyer Show this morning), article that tells of what’s in store for Josephine County.
“Earlier this year, Pacific Power began installing throughout Oregon what are known as ‘smart’ meters to replace the long reliable and non-deadly analog meters found on homes and businesses in every state of the Union. They are finish installing Smart Meters in Jackson County. NWV was told that they will start installing the not-so Smart Meters in Josephine County soon.”
Read the entire article: “Tragically, Josephine County Soon To Be Bombarded With Dangerous Smart Meters,” over at: NewsWithViews.com. Also, you can read more at Devvy’s own website: Devvy.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, July 20, 2018
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian thinker chats with Bill this morning. Well, there’s a push to put smaller engines in cars now. Are we saving lots of fuel? And what is the cost?
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outoors/Fireman from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you not only the Friday, Outdoor Report, but the latest information on wildfires burning in our region.
7:35: Devvy Kidd, an activist and author from the great state of Texas chats with Bill. We continue our discussion on the onset of smart meters on the populace, which Devvy has been fighing in The Lone Star State. We’ll get her take.
You can read more from Devvy over at: NewsWithViews.com.
8:35: Rich Outfleet & Kenda Lindsey drop by the studio today, to talk about the upcoming, 9th Annual High Five Tour – Wounded Warriors Family Support at Crater Lake Ford Lincoln. Wounded Warriors Family Support’s 9th Annual High Five Tour is a road trip across America thanking our country’s military families. Come out and support their mission by signing your name on the famous High Five Tour 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor.
WHEN: Saturday, July 21st, from 2PM to 4PM.
WHERE: Crater Lake Ford/Lincoln @ 2611 Biddle Road in Medford.
Latest Opinion article from Capt. William E. Simpson at MyOutdoorBuddy.com. Here is further discussion on the Klamath Dams Removal Project.
“Have you seen any of the species in the photo above in or around the lakes behind the Klamath River dams? Have you seen any other odd or rare animals or plants? This information could be valuable!
You can read the full article by clicking below!
COMMENT ON THE KLAMATH DAM REMOVAL TO DEQ, DEADLINE THIS MONDAY, 5pm. Here’s one of mine:
TO: Chris Stine, Hydroelctric Specialist, 165 E. 7th Street Ste 100, Eugene, OR 97401
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.
3624 Avion Drive
Medford, OR 97504
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:35: Jim Ludwick with Oregonians for Immigration Reform talks with Bill today. IP 22 will be on the ballot this November, and it will be a real shot across the bow of Oregon’s Sanctuary City Status. We’ll talk it over with Jim
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Fire from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring you today’s Southern Oregon Fire Report.
7:35: Mr. X, Bill’s crack researcher and Green Mafia expert joins him live in studio to talk more about the deadline for Klamath Dams Removal public comments which is Monday of next week. We’ll also delve into Bill’s conversation with Democratic Congressional candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner, and the clues to the agenda-based process she appears to back.
8:35: Ira Melhman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform chats with Bill today. Well, are Americans now doing the jobs that Americans won’t do? We’ll talk about it. Also, we’ll take a look at how San Francisco is now registering illegal aliens vote, and other immigration issues.
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
6:35: Mark Seligman, a local citizen acitivist chats with Bill this morning. Mark has a beef with several tax proposals being floated about in the Illinois Valley, specifically in Cave Junction. C.J. wants law enforcement, the only way may be a gas tax, or restaurant tax. Or both? We’ll discuss it.
7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring you the latest fire report.
7:35: Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department makes his triumphant return to the Bill Meyer Show, to bring to you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:10: Phoenix Mayor Chris Luz talks with Bill today. Mayor Luz would like to respond to several claims, made about Phoenix on the Bill Meyer show yesterday, by Democratic candidate for Congress’ 2nd District and former Phoenix city manager, Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
8:45: Mike G, from the Britt Arts & Music Festival joins Bill in studio. Mike is here to tell you about the latest shows coming to Britt. And, we’re almost near the beginning of the Britt Orchestra Season! We’ll talk about that too.
Get tickets and showtimes all over at: BrittFest.org.
Bill’s Guest for: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6:40: Curtis Houck, Managing Editor for the Media Research Center talks with Bill. Curtis will give an in-depth analysis of the Helsinki Summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Read more at: Newsbusters.org.
7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com will call in to give you the latest wild fire update for Southern Oregon and Northern California.
8:10: Jamie McCleod-Skinner, Democratic Party candidate for Congress, Oregon’s 2nd District joins Bill in studio.
Learn more at JamieForOregon.com
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, July 16, 2018
6:35: Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions chats with Bill today. Theresa is one of the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and IT strategy.
Under President George W. Bush, she served as the first female chief information officer at the White House, overseeing IT operations for POTUS and his staff. Today, we discuss Friday’s Russian Cyber Hack indictments.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian drops by the studio for this week’s edition of
“Visiting Past & Present.”
The Table Rocks
Rising 800 feet above the north bank of the Rogue River, the Upper and Lower Table Rocks overlook the Rogue Valley with exquisite views. The “upper” and “lower” refer to their positions relative to each other alongside the river; Lower Table Rock is located downstream, or lower on the river, from Upper Table Rock.
Approximately 50 to 35 million years ago, the Rogue River and other rivers deposited sandstone and other materials in the area of the Table Rocks. The formation of the Rogue Valley took place some 20 to 10 million years ago with the uplifting of the nearby Klamath Mountains. A large volcano built almost entirely of fluid lava flows (called a “shield volcano”) erupted seven million years ago, and a huge lava flow spread out over the entire valley, from the Prospect area to Sam’s Valley.
This lava mass caused the land mass to rise to the height of the Table Rocks. Over the last seven million years, the ancient Rogue River meandered through the valley, eroding and carving away most of the lava rock. Over the countless millenniums, the Rogue washed away 90% of the lava-filled ground to the Pacific Ocean, leaving behind a few large rock masses and the two horseshoe-shaped buttes known as the Table Rocks. It is believed that the shape of these steppes is owing to the swift river curving around their now outlines.
The Table Rocks also have historical significance. With the influx of miners and settlers into the Rogue Valley, the local Takelma Indians launched an attack in 1853 to reclaim their lands. When the U.S. Army retaliated, the Takelmas retreated to different places, including the natural fortress of Upper Table Rock. The Army sent a peace negotiator, Joe Lane. The Native tribes and U.S. Government negotiated a peace treaty in 1853 that brought about a temporary end to the bloody conflict. The peace treaty was entered into with the Shasta, Takelma, and Dakubetede Indians, collectively named the Rogue River Indians.
Upon Congress ratifying the Treaty of Table Rock, the provisions established a temporary reservation on the Rogue River’s north side that included the two Table Rocks, Sams Valley, and the Sardine and Evans Creek watersheds. It also provided for goods and services for the Indians to farm and ranch, as well as the building of nearby Fort Lane to protect both sides from one another.
A small fort was quickly erected on a hill that overlooks what’s now Gold Ray Road and which pointed towards the Table Rock Reservation. Enlisted men and officer barracks, a guardhouse, hospital, camp store, kitchens, and a blacksmith shop were contained within those walls.
Skirmishes in the uneasy peace continued between the two factions, culminating in October 1855, when a mob killed 28 Indians near the Table Rock Reservation. The Natives responded and murdered some 27 settlers and miners in kind. This ended the peace and brought about the “Rogue River War, 1855-‘56” between the Native groups and white settlers. The Takelma, however (and unlike the other tribes on the reserve), stayed on the reservation and at peace; their numbers sought refuge and protection at Fort Lane. When the conflict ended, they were moved in 1856 to a reservation west of Salem. By the end of the year, Fort Lane was abandoned with scant evidence now left as to its ever having existed.
During the decades following this and to the present, residents and tourists alike enjoy hiking the trails, picnicking, and seeing the marvelous sights. The hike to Upper Table Rock is an easy 2.8-mile trip, gaining 720 feet; the hike up Lower Table Rock is a moderate 5.4-mile trip, gaining 780 feet.
The Bureau of Land Management and Nature Conservancy of Oregon manage the Table Rocks, both with these public-access trails. “Memorandums of Understanding” were signed in 2011 and 2012 with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians that were to “allow the coordination of resources to protect the Table Rocks” for the future. A cooperative management plan for the area was completed in 2013.
Sources: Bill Miller, “The whispering walls of Fort Lane,” Mail Tribune, March 28, 2010; “BLW: How Did the Table Rocks Form?” at Geology; Buffy Pollock, “Hiking the Incredible Table Rocks,” Mail Tribune, January 16, 2008; Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: The Council of Table Rock,” at Treaty of Table Rocks
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FOOLISH GOV. TED WANTS THE DAMS BLOWN
Foolish former Gov Ted Kulongoski comments in the Klamath Herald and News in favor of Klamath River “Renewal”. I have tried several times to log in and comment on the paper’s site to no avail. I suspect they’re restricting opposition. Will keep trying, perhaps you could too? Here’s my comment:
“With all due respect, dam removal fans are total fools. The Klamath Basin Compact guarantees the beneficial use of this water. Even were Pacificorp to not relicense the dams for hydroelectric use, the beneficial uses for the water remain, as does the legal document. Hundreds of dips were made into the Irongate just this week to battle the Klamathon blaze. The Cascade Siskiyou National Monument would likely have burned without this beneficial use.
In addition, this policy consensus fraud of a process is an offense to true representative government. That policy consensus fraud, btw, facilitated by Governor Kitzhaber first, Gov. Kulongoski second, and continued through Gov. Kate Brown.
Meanwhile the Oregon DEQ is taking public comments for the 401 water permit required to blow J.C. Doyle. Only the most deluded person (or bought off Gang Green crony) would permit flooding a river with millions of tons of sediment and runoff, and not term it pollution. This has been a true fraud and crime perpetrated through an agenda-based process. Resist it at all cost.”