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Read the latest article from Capt. Bill Simpson: “Wildfire, Wildlife and Wild Horses – There Is A Connection – Says A Naturalist Rancher.” over at MyOutdoorBuddy.com.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, September 6, 2018: Day 2 – Hold Their Feet To The Fire, Live from Washington D.C.

6:10  Congressman Greg Walden

We’re discussing efforts to reduce drug shipments over the border, Holding social media accountable to bias issues.

6:20  Sam Abed, Mayor Escondido, California 

Sam Abed is the mayor of Escondido in northern San Diego County. As mayor, he has to contend with two factors: His city is in close proximity to the border, and his city is located in California, a self-proclaimed 163,696 square mile sanctuary for illegal aliens. Against these two circumstances, Mayor Abed must struggle to protect the safety and security of his city, and safeguard the cities resources that serve the interests of lawful Escondido residents.

In 2018, Mayor Abed joined with other county and local government leaders in a lawsuit against California’s dangerous and unconstitutional sanctuary policies.

6:35  Matt O’Brien – Federation for American Immigration Reform

Matthew J. O’Brien joined FAIR in 2016 and is its go-to expert on all things vetting and refugee screening. Immediately prior to joining FAIR, Matt served as the Chief of the National Security Division (NSD) within the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

7:10  Chris Chmielenski – Numbers USA Deputy Director

Chris Chmielenski is the deputy director of Numbers USA, the nation’s largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization with more than 8 million participants in all 435 congressional districts.  Numbers USA provides a civil forum for Americans of all political and ethnic backgrounds to focus on a single issue, the numerical level of U.S. immigration

7:20 Sabine Durden, AVIAC – Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime – http://www.aviac.us/

She’s a legal immigrant whose only child, Dominic, was killed by an illegal alien on July 12, 2012. Her son’s killer had two felonies – armed robbery and grand theft – and had been deported once before. He returned to the United States and was caught drunk driving without a license, registration, or insurance, and received probation. While on probation, her son’s killer was caught once again drunk driving, and was once again given probation. While on probation for a third time, he drove drunk again and killed Sabine’s son. He was only charged with a misdemeanor, and served only 35 days in jail.

7:35  Sheriff Thomas Hodgson

Bristol County Sheriff (Mass.) http://bcso-ma.us/meetthesheriff.htm

Since 1998, Sheriff Hodgson has been on the front lines calling for responsible immigration reform that helps law enforcement keep communities safe. He has worked with state and local leaders to put national security ahead of appeasing illegal aliens.

Sheriff Hodgson thinks outside the box. He has to. Bristol County has a unique illegal immigration problem – their illegal alien population isn’t from Mexico – it’s from Portugal. Instead of merely helping the federal government detain and deport local illegal aliens, Sheriff Hodgson has worked with Portugal to develop programs that improve the lives of deportees in their native land. Thanks to him, there is now transitional housing, medical treatment, and other resources available for deportees back home in the Azore Islands, making them less likely to return to the U.S. illegally in the future.

8:10  Tom Tancredo

Founder of Team America PAC/ Former Member of Congress

Tom has built his career on doing whatever it takes to protect our borders, our language and our shared American culture. Tancredo’s Team America PAC was founded to make this issue a significant part of the national political debate and to identify, recruit, and help elect to public office individuals who are committed to enforcing our laws and securing our borders.

8:35  Diamond & Silk

Video Bloggers, Media Personalities, Social Critics

Lynette Hardaway (Diamond) and Rochelle Richardson (Silk) are social media sensations who, in an age of extreme political correctness, are noted for speaking the truth – and doing it entertainingly. Their articulation of the truth on many matters, including immigration, was deemed sufficiently subversive that they were banned from Facebook, who said their social media postings were “unsafe to the community,” and were informed that the decision was “final and it is not appeal-able in any way.” After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of Congress and accused of censorship, Facebook restored Diamond & Silk’s page.

Diamond and Silk have been particularly vocal on immigration issues, noting the hypocrisy of those on the far left who demand open borders and untold social spending on illegal aliens while ignoring the dire situation of many American children, particularly African Americans.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, September 5, 2018: Day 1 – Hold Their Feet To The Fire, Live from Washington D.C.

6:15  Neil Munro

Breitbart News, Immigration Reporter

Neil is the editor for immigration and labor issues at Breitbart News, former White House reporter for The Daily Caller and the former technology and science reporter for National Journal.  Neil is an Irish immigrant who is now a U.S. citizen.

6:35 Tom Homan

Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  

Tom Homan is the former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In that capacity, he was the architect of the Trump administration’s efforts to restore the ICE’s role as the nation’s immigration law enforcement agency. In November 2017, President Trump nominated him to be the Director of ICE. However, Homan chose to retire effective June 2018.

Homan spent his entire professional career in immigration law enforcement. He joined the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1986 as a border patrol agent. He later served as an investigator, and a supervisor, before being named to the executive associate director position during the Obama administration in 2013. In 2015, he was given a Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Executive in the Obama administration. He was also honored with the “National Law Enforcement Leader of the Year” award from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation.

6:45  Jeffrey Addicott

Director of Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University

Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, ret.) Jeffrey F. Addicott is a full Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for twenty years, Professor Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the United States Army’s Special Forces. Addicott is a regular contributor to national and international news media outlets, including FOX NEWS Channel, MSNBC, OAN, CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, (over 4,500 media interviews). Addicott, a prolific author, has published over 60 books, articles, and monographs on a variety of legal topics. His most recent book (2016) is titled:  Radical Islam Why?: Confronting Jihad at Home and Abroad.

7:10  Michael Harrison

Publisher and Editor of Talkers

The role of talk radio in the immigration debate, and its influence in general on the political landscape is always a much discussed subject at Hold Their Feet to the Fire. Michael has no public position on immigration per se, but he can and does speak to the attacks against talk radio, censorship and the so-called Fairness Doctrine. When it comes to politics he describes himself as a non-partisan defender of the First Amendment.

7:20 Art Del Cueto

Border Patrol Agent, National Border Patrol Council Spokesperson

Art joined the Border US Patrol in 2003. A native of Douglas, Arizona, a city along the US/Mexico border, Art learned early of the challenges border communities face. He has also seen first-hand the growing dangers of international drug cartels. Today, the violence and fear of the cartels threatens to tear apart the social fabric that for generations has bound together Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, a town in the Mexican state of Sonora.

Talk to Art about how life along the border has changed over the years, and what needs to be done to fix it.

7:35  Dan Carter

Pro-English Director of Government Relations

Curious about why English should be preserved as the common language in the U.S. and whether or not it should be made the official language of the nation? Dan L. Carter, director of government relations for ProEnglish, is responsible for advancing the goals of ProEnglish on Capitol Hill and among state and local governments. As a former public liaison to Secretary Elaine Chao during the George W. Bush Administration, Dan understands how Washington works and what needs to happen to make English the nation’s official language.

8:10  Elena Maria Lopez

Victim of Immigration Marriage Fraud

Elena Maria Lopez has paid a very high and nearly deadly price as the victim of immigration marriage fraud. She was almost killed by her Dutch husband after she sponsored him into the United States. He admitted to marrying her for a green card and then terrorized her to keep her quiet. Although the Department of Homeland Security warned her to protect herself from this “dangerous man” in 2016, the agency refused to investigate his extensive criminal activities or deport him. Instead, it voluntarily released her private information over the internet to the media.

In June 2018, Elena Maria Lopez identified and presented a series of national security immigration fraud cases to the White House. She has tirelessly lobbied senior members of the U.S. House and Senate to change existing immigration laws to better protect American victims of immigration fraud. Now divorced, Lopez lives in New Jersey with a state-issued protected address, something reserved for domestic-violence victims deemed to be in serious danger. Her Dutch ex-husband continues to live and work in the Philadelphia area and remains on the fast track to U.S. citizenship, which he might have already attained.

8:20  John Miano

American Technology Worker Displaced by Foreign Labor Program

If you’re interested in how lobbyists have been using regulation to create new guest worker programs, or how Congress has made it legal to replace Americans with foreign workers, John Miano is the man who knows.  John is one of the nation’s top experts on the effect of foreign guest worker programs on American technology workers, and knows first-hand about the struggles ordinary Americans have finding, and keeping good-paying jobs. He has testified before Congress several times on guest worker programs and authored, along with Michelle Malkin, “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers.”  John is currently a counsel at the Immigration Reform Law Institute and is a Fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies.

8:35  Dan Stein

FAIR President

After 30 years of fighting for rational immigration reform, there isn’t anything Dan hasn’t seen before. He has been through every policy debate and witnessed the repeated failures of legislators and presidents to secure our borders and ensure an immigration system that protects the interests and security of the American people.

Dan is president of FAIR, the nation’s leading immigration reform group (and sponsor of Hold Their Feet to the Fire) and has been at the forefront of the national debate about immigration policy for nearly four decades. Over that span, Dan spearheaded the fight to reform U.S. immigration policy to serve and protect the interests of the American people and block to reward illegal aliens and cheap labor interests.

Bill’s Guests: Friday, August 31, 2018

6:35: Richard Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show to bring to you the latest Swamp Update from Mordor on The Potomac.

See more great content over 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 and Fire Report.

7:35: John Meyer from Connections Academy, talks with Bill today.

It’s not only back to school season for thousands of Oregon children, but it’s also Labor Day weekend – when we often reflect on what the future workforce looks like for our kids.

There’s one school that’s launching a first ever program to help students get a jump on their careers and joining me is John Meyer from Oregon Connections Academy, the statewide online public school.

John’s is the High School Success Administrator at Oregon Connections Academy and he’s here to talk more about.

8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and journalist over at MyOutdoorBuddy.com, talks with Bill today. Today we’re talking with Capt. Bill about forest fires, and how to stop them.

READ THIS: Catastrophic Wildfire: It’s Not Just About Trees! It’s About Kindling, 1-Hour Fuels and Depleted MegaFauna

8:45: Dr. Peter Adesman, a gastroenterologist with Gastroenterology Consultants in Medford, drops by the studio for today’s edition of:

“Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

Gastroenterology Consultants

Provide gastrointestinal care to the Rogue Valley since the mid 70’s.  This group performs around 8,000 colonoscopies and endoscopies per year at Surgery Center of Southern Oregon.  Surgery Center of Southern Oregon has been serving the Rogue Valley since 1996.

2860 Creekside Circle in Medford

(541) 779-8367          GCPCMedford.com.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, August 30, 2018

6:35: Tim Winter, President of the Parents Television Council chats with Bill today. In a new USA Today op-ed, Tim Winter is taking on Netflix, writing that the company cannot be trusted and that its choice of content proves it has turned its back on families.

The PTC is calling on Netflix to make the platform safer for kids, and to rethink programming choices to ensure kids are protected from harmful content.

See more over at: ParentsTV.org.

7:10: Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance, and a Tea Party founder chats with Bill. We’ll be talking with Mark about Article V of the U.S. Constitution, to restrain the federal government and save the country.

We’ll also chat about the call for a convention of states. You can find out more information at this link here: ConventionofStates.com.

7:35: Herb Miller, a concerned citizen and liquor store owner, calls the show. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is considering allowing the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to open their own liquor store near his. Herb says that if they do that, they’ll ruin him. He’s here to speak out about the situation.

8:10: David Thomas Roberts, author of the Patriot series of political thrillers chats with Bill. David has released his latest book in the series, “The Purge on The Potomac,” and is here to talk about it today.

Get your copy of Purge on The Potomac, and see David’s other books at: TXAuthor.com. And, follow along on Facebook.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

6:35: Jim Greenwood, President of BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization talks with Bill today.

We’ll be talking with Jim today about how opioid abuse is reducing overall life expectancy in the U.S. and what can be done about it.

Click here to learn more about Jim and BIO, and also click here to view BIO’s response on the opioid crisis.

7:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy chats with Bill today. We’ll be discussing transportation issues with Eric, how transportation is becoming a service, instead of a car that you buy!

READ THIS: “Proletarianizing the Populace via “Mobility as A Service.”

Also, check out more articles, and get Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes. All over at: EPAutos.com.

7:50: Sgt. Jeff Proulx, of the Oregon State Police comes into the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.

Click here to learn more about the case here.

8:45: Mike “Mike G” Gantenbein, Marketing Director of the Britt Festival, drops by the studio to tell you about the latest happening at Britt.

Get show information and tickest all over at: BrittFest.org.

An open letter from Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin, endorsing Measure 105.

Sheriff Bergin and 15 other Sheriff’s from around the state have signed the letter to endorse the measure. However, those missing are the names of Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler, and Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel. The measure, if passed in November, will repeal Oregon’s three decade old, Sanctuary State Law.

Click here for a copy of the letter.

Here are the Oregon Sheriff’s who have signed on:

  • Gilliam County: Sheriff Gary Bettencourt
  • Harney County: Sheriff Dave Ward
  • Morrow County: Sheriff Ken Matlack
  • Sherman County: Sheriff Brad Lohrey
  • Umatilla County: Sheriff Terry Rowan
  • Malheur County: Sheriff Brian Wolfe
  • Douglas County: Sheriff John Hanlin
  • Curry County: Sheriff John Ward
  • Coos County: Sheriff Craig Zanni
  • Klamath County: Sheriff Chris Kaber
  • Union County: Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen
  • Grant County: Sheriff Glenn Palmer
  • Wheeler County: Sheriff Chris Humphrey
  • Lake County: Sheriff Mike Taylor
  • Deschutes County: Sheriff Shane Nelson

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

6:35: Diante Johnson, President of the Black Conservatives Federation talks with Bill this morning. Today, we’ll be talking with Diante about the myths that the media has created about the Trump Administration and minorities and what we can expect from black conservative in the midterm elections.

Read Diante’s article on the Daily Caller, “Omarosa’s Tapes Continue to Debunk Narrative Of ‘Unhinged’.”

The BCF is an organization whose mission is to create more Black conservatives by promoting fiscal discipline, educational advancement, and community improvement. Under Diante’s leadership, BCF has become a prominent millennial-led organization that has not only helped encourage interest in the Black conservative movement, but also supported future leaders in the conservative movement.

Find out more at: BCFConservatives.com.

7:10: Joe Guzzardi, Analyst from Progressives for Immigration Reform chats with Bill this hour. We’ll be talking immigration this morning with Joe who has written on the subject for over 30 years.

Labor Day is No Celebration for Struggling Americans


Joe Guzzardi

Trying to figure out how many employment-based visas the State Department issues is a dizzying task.

The major categories include the H, temporary workers; the TN, NAFTA professionals; the P, athletes, artists and entertainers; the L, intercompany transfer; the O, extraordinary ability, and on and on. In most cases, spouses and minor children can enter with the primary visa holder, and most spouses are work authorized.

State Department statistics show that the total number of temporary employment-based visas issued generally has increased since fiscal year 2000. A dip followed the 2008 Lehman Brothers failure and related financial shocks, but there’s been a steep trend up since. About 800,000 work-related visas are issued annually.

Add to the 800,000 the more than 1 million legal, permanent, employment-authorized immigrants that arrive every year, and the result is a constantly expanding, foreign national workforce whose presence makes it more challenging for American citizens to find good jobs or keep the ones they have. In 2016, 1.5 million foreign-born came to the U.S., up from 2015’s 1.38 million.

Although the annual totals are staggering, the challenge comes not so much in a single year, but in immigration’s autopilot nature, and the near impossibility to move Congress from its donor-dependent, expansionist mindset to put American workers and their families first. Especially vulnerable are lower-skilled, underemployed Americans with only a high school education.

Since 1965, Congress has quadrupled immigration. Yet, just before Congress recessed, House Republicans Dan Newhouse of Washington and Andy Harris of Maryland introduced amendments that would expand the numbers of H-2A temporary agricultural visas and H-2B non-ag visas used in landscaping and the hospitality industry.

Despite employers’ insistence that they’re fully dependent on foreign labor and that their businesses will fail without imported workers, another less savory reason motivates many to use visa workers – cheap labor.

Three Democrat-led commissions warned against allowing more H visa workers who could be exploited. First, Congress’ 1979 Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy, chaired by University of Notre Dame president Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, concluded after an 18-month review that, among other negatives, more H visas would establish “a second class of aliens… in our country who are not fully protected by the law and its entitlements and who could not participate effectively in mainstream institutions.” Rev. Hesburgh’s study also correctly predicted that temporary visa increases would “stimulate more migratory pressures….

Second, President Jimmy Carter’s 1979 National Commission on Manpower Policy advised that it was “strongly against” H visa expansion.

Third, Texas Democrat and U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan, who studied immigration policy for six years under President Bill Clinton and chaired the 1990 Commission on Immigration Reform, found that “guest worker programs depress wages, especially for unskilled American workers, including recent immigrants who may have originally entered to perform needed labor but who can be displaced by newly entering guest workers.” Further, the commission found the programs don’t slow illegal immigration. In summary, Rep. Jordan stated unequivocally that guest worker programs are “a grievous mistake.

Bottom line: looser labor markets every year, 1 million or more legal, employed-authorized immigrants plus Congress’ decades-long, steadfast refusal to take expert advice to cut employment visas make for an unhappy Labor Day for struggling Americans.

7:20: Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner talks with Bill today.

7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative calls into the show today. We’ll be chatting with Sal on the progress on the Measure 105 issue.

8:45: Julie Fletcher with Southern Oregon Goodwill joins Bill in the studio. It appears as if the recycling of electronic items, or “E-Waste,” is coming to an end. We’ll discuss it with Julie today.

RIP Sen. McCain

I have no quibble with his military service – it’s everything Deep State John McCain did AFTER that told me all you needed to know. He kicked off the dirty Trump dossier deal, there’s the Keating Five Scandal, “If I were to pay you $50 an hour to pick lettuce, you wouldn’t do it my friends”. His was the vote to preserve Obamacare. The Al Qaeda in Syria group “These are our friends”. And then there was this suppressed Sydney Schanberg article that the mainstream press never covered…down the memory hole it went:


No wonder the left loved him…Maverick meant stab a GOP in the back. Now the libs, including “The Merk” want to rename the Senate Russell building after McCain.

If any name went up on the Senate Building, it should be Senator Robert Taft…one of the last of the old guard right who understood and practiced the Constitution, prudence, AND principle.

(Merk would explode in flames like a vampire doused with holy water)

Bill’s Guests: Monday, August 27, 2018

6:35: Cody Wilson, owner and proprietor of GhostGunner.net, and author of the ground-breaking book: “Come and Take It: The Gun Printer’s Guide To Thinking Free,” talks with Bill.

Cody is launching a new fundraising campaign in battle to publish gun designs. You can join the fundraiser at: DefCad.com.

Also, you can check out these videos at NRATV.com, YouTube, and Fox News. And, for even more information, you can check out: GhostGunner.net.

Get your copy of Cody’s book, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @DefDist

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

7:20: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on all things Green Mafia and all around nice guy, leaves the safety of his hidden Southern Oregon bunker, and joins Bill, live in studio.

Today, we’ll be talking with Mr. X about the 1995 “Let It Burn” fire documents. We’ll delve into the language in the USFS policy which could allow county and state government to stop the wildfire and smoke miseries.

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

Peter Britt: A Legend By Himself


Dennis Powers

Peter Britt was born in 1819 in a tiny town in Switzerland. The family being poor, his training as a portrait artist gave him a marginal living. In 1845, he came to the United States, settling first in Illinois. In 1852, Britt left his photography studio when he heard of the gold discoveries out west. He arrived to the gold-mining camp of Jacksonville with his two-wheeled cart, photography equipment, yoke of oxen, one mule, and five dollars.

Building a log cabin, he first tried gold mining and mule packing to earn a living. He built a frame house later in 1854, gave up the dangerous mule packing business, and concentrated on his photography business. Britt soon established himself as a skilled photographer. His work was primarily portraits, but he also took street and panoramic views of Jacksonville, as well as local gold mining, railroad building, and scenic attractions. He took the first successful photograph of Crater Lake (1874), and his photos helped persuade Congress in 1902 to create Crater Lake National Park.

In 1861 Britt sent travel money to a former sweetheart, the recently widowed Amalia Grob and her son Jacob. They married and had three children—Emil (born in 1862); Arnold (1863; died in 1864); and Amalia, known as Mollie (1865). Mrs. Britt died in 1871, as Emil and Mollie lived in the family home until their deaths in the 1950s.

To supplement his work as a small-town photographer, Peter Britt established Oregon’s first winery, Valley View Vineyard (1858), and planted orchards of apples, pears, and peaches. By 1880 he produced 1,000 to 3,000 US gallons and eventually filled orders from as far away as Wyoming. Britt is also held as the father of the southern Oregon fruit industry. He irrigated his property as early as 1855 and used smudge fires to fight frost.

In his later years, Britt spent more time in horticultural. He successfully cultivated palms and banana plants, jasmine and magnolias, oranges, and gingko trees. He also returned to painting, creating scenic views of Switzerland from published images and Southern Oregon views taken from his photographs.

In addition to obtaining land for his orchards, gardens and vineyard, Britt invested in land farmed by tenant farmers, and held deeds to over 2,000 acres (including what later became Eden Valley Winery). He also made money by making secured and unsecured personal loans. From 1870 to 1891, Britt reported weather to the Signal Corps Weather Service, using their equipment, and was an expert in weather forecasting.

He died in Jacksonville in 1905 and is buried in Jacksonville Cemetery. His pioneer Valley View Vineyard is the namesake of a contemporary local winery, established in 1972. The annual Britt Music Festival began in 1963 on the grounds of the Britt home (which burned down in 1960), and attracts musicians from around the world. The sequoia redwood tree that Peter Britt planted in 1862 on the birth of his son Emil still dominates the landscape.

Many of Peter Britt’s dry plate negatives, and those of his son Emil, are archived at the Southern Oregon Historical Society Research Library in Medford. They are owned by Southern Oregon University and images of many Britt prints can be viewed online.

Peter Britt is best known as an accomplished photographer and horticulturist. But according to a biographer, he was also “by turns, miner, mule train packer, bee-keeper, financier, property magnate, government meteorologist, the first vintner in the Oregon Territory, and a father of the region’s fruit industry.”

Sources: The Oregon Encyclopedia: “Peter Britt”, by Richard Engeman, at Peter Britt Story; Wikipedia: Peter Britt at More Background.

Check out more of Dr. Powers’ books over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.

Bill’s Guests: Friday, August 24, 2018

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans For Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s the weekly Swamp Update. We’ll talk about the Trump/Sessions issue, and more.

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

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself calls in to bring to you, the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. We’ll also talk with Greg about the latest wildfire situation here in Southern Oregon.

Get more great information on the weather, and fires, head over to: RogueWeather.com.

7:35: Jim Ludwick, with Oregonians for Immigration Reform talks with Bill today. The Western States Sheriff’s Association has endorsed Measure 105. The measure will eliminate Oregon’s Sanctuary State Laws.

See more at: OregonIR.org.

8:10: Congressman Greg Walden stops by the studio for a chat. Congressman Walden is in town today to meet with the Southern Oregon Smoke Committee, and what else needs to be done with wildfire prevention.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, August 23, 2018

6:35: Jim Rafferty, the owner of Hardwoods Plus in Grants Pass chats with Bill. Today, we’ll be discussing lease agreements with Josephine County. Is it fair treatment? We’ll talk about it.

7:10: Greg Newburn, Director of State Policy for Families Against Mandatory Minimums talks with Bill.

President Trump accused China of sending opioids to the United States by mail and urged the Senate to act without “delay” to pass legislation that would cut off the drugs.

“It is outrageous that Poisonous Synthetic Heroin Fentanyl comes pouring into the U.S. Postal System from China,” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday. “We can, and must, END THIS NOW! The Senate should pass the STOP ACT – and firmly STOP this poison from killing our children and destroying our country. No more delay!”

The House by a 353-52 vote passed the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act in June that would prevent the shipment of such drugs to the US via the international mail system.

Days later it was introduced in the Senate by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, but a vote hasn’t been taken yet.”

Learn more over at: FAMM.org.

7:35: Herman Baertschiger, Oregon State Senator from Grants Pass calls the show.

Today, we’ll be catching up with Herman on forest fire policy in the state.

8:10: Bob Russell, Mayor of Eagle Point, and former owner of the Butte Creek Mill talks with Bill. We’ll be talking about funding for restoration of the mill, and how the foundation is going about getting it.

New Developments on the Restoration of the Butte Creek Mill

Yesterday, the Butte Creek Mill Foundation asked the Jackson County Board of Commissioners for $100,000 to help with restoration efforts. Should it be the job of the taxpayers to help restore this old historic mill? Or, is it a job, solely for private donation?

Listen to what transpired at the board meeting: Click here.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

6:35: Dr. Keith Smith, Medical Director, CEO and Managing Partner of The Surgery Center of Oklahoma, and Member of the AAPS talks with Bill this morning. Today, we’ll be talking with Dr. Smith about “Medicare for All,” and the “real” racket behind the whole ordeal.

August 21st, 2018

Prohibition and “Medicare for All”

by G. Keith Smith, M.D.

Alvin Lowi, writing in 2008, made a compelling case that Prohibition was never repealed, but rather, that Al Capone and Uncle Sam merely traded places. Without a doubt, brutal consequences await anyone who attempts to skirt the taxes and tribute demanded by the D.C. mob with regard to the sale and distribution of alcohol-containing beverages. This tight control of commerce, from which “juice” is extracted, pervades the medical industry, as well, as the D.C. syndicate currently controls half the sale and distribution of medical commerce in this country. Viewed in this way, it is clear that the “Medicare for All” (Prohibition of Choice) initiative represents a shameless attempt to completely control the funds flowing through this industry, a move that would make even Mr. Capone blush.

Think this is too harsh? That Prohibition made mobsters rich differs in what way from how Obamacare made D.C.’s medical cronies rich? The sad truth is that each and every time a new law is passed and the regulators appear (almost always connected with the industry ostensibly regulated), another chunk of commerce passes through the inefficient and corrupt toll booth of the D.C. “outfit.” In addition, industry consolidation predictably materializes with each new law, so fewer and richer “captains” will remain to kiss Uncle Sam’s ring.

In the same way that many mob-related terms disguise their true meaning (made, juice, family), the titles chosen for many laws serve as decoys for their intended effect. Just as there was nothing Affordable or related to “care” in the Affordable Care Act, the deceit attached to the phrase “Medicare for All” belies the fact that if enacted, the purchase or sale of medical services outside of this system would necessarily be unlawful, or this gangland attempt to coopt the industry would get nowhere.

And while the purchase of medical services outside of this new system would be prohibited for you and me, rest assured that our “representatives” in D.C. would exempt themselves from this restriction, just as they did with Obamacare and just as they did during Prohibition. President Wilson was given a special exemption for his private wine cellar, FDR was known to keep “stocks of gin, rum, and scotch in a closet of his New York home,” and not to be outdone, Congress had its own bootlegger. Remaining true to this tradition and for our own good, the D.C. protection racket managed to remain immune from Social Security taxes until 1984 and continues to have special access to benefits apart from Medicare. Rest assured, “Medicare for All” rationing would not apply to them.

Two of Medicare’s flaws deserve special attention, both highlighting the syndicate-like mentality that pervaded Prohibition days. First, in 1992, Uncle Sam’s “outfit” achieved complete control of those doing business with them, when during a Republican administration, the price-dictating Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) was inflicted on the industry. It is important to understand that true prices emerge from competitive activity, fluctuating around a market-clearing price. Prices are, after all, signals that connote the presence of surpluses or shortages and serve the purpose of minimizing resource misallocation. Top-down prices, like RBRVS prices are always wrong. They are either too high or too low with predictable results. If doctors or hospitals are paid a very lucrative amount for one service and a paltry amount for another, surpluses and shortages of care will predictably materialize. This “soft rationing” is a powerful budget-balancing tool for government programs like Medicare, which has recently forecast its own bankruptcy by 2026.

Second, the payroll taxes of those currently working are the primary source of revenue benefiting those receiving Medicare’s benefits, most of whom are no longer working. Charles Ponzi, just like Bernie Madoff, utilized this ploy to lure individuals into their designs, benefitting early investors with funds from newer investors. These schemes, once discovered, disintegrate without the muscle of the government outfit to force future “contributions.”

Finally, for those who believe that the D.C. gang has had our best interests in mind, remember that in an effort to enforce Prohibition, the government deliberately poisoned spirits they knew were destined for consumption, resulting in the deaths of thousands of individuals and the blinding of many more. “The welfare of the masses is always the alibi of tyrants,” Albert Camus’ famous quote, should embolden our skepticism for those who would inflict “Medicare for All” on the rest of us, a scheme that will undoubtedly prove more deadly and tragic than Prohibition at its peak.

7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department joins Bill, live in studio, for today’s Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.

Click here to read all about it.

8:05: Royal Standley, President & CEO of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, calls in to bring to you the Wednesday, OPFA Financial Report.

Give Royal a call at: 541-772-1116, or go online: OPFA.com

8:10: Ilana Mercer, author of “The Trump Revolution,” and, “Into The Cannibal’s Pot,” talks with Bill.

We’ll be talking today with Ilana about the rising tide of White Genocide in South Africa. You can read one of Ilana’s articles on the subject by clicking below:

Obama Ignores Genocide In South Africa.”

Ilana is a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in South Africa.

You can read more from Ilana at her website: IlanaMercer.com.

8:45: Mike G, Marketing Director of the Britt Festival checks into the studio, to tell you what’s coming next for Britt.

Get show information and tickets, all over at: BrittFest.org.

Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

6:35: Richard McCarty, Director of Research at Americans For Limited Government Foundation chats with Bill this morning.

Americans for Limited Government Foundation released a study entitled, “Solar Power Harms Taxpayers and Consumers and Endangers the Reliability of the Grid.” The study points out the problems with solar energy from taxpayer-funded subsidies and increased costs for utility customers to grid reliability concerns. We’ll discuss it with Richard.

Get more great information at: ALGResearch.org

7:10: Martin Cothran, author at: IntellectualTakeOut.org talks with Bill this morning. Today, we’ll be talking with Martin about what Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing right, and what the West is not doing at all.

You can read Martin’s piece on the subject right here:

What Putin is Doing Right… and What The West is Not Doing at All

8:10: Tom Kelly, President and CEO of ID Experts joins Bill this morning. We discuss today, security issues with Smart Speakers.

According to Tech Crunch, nearly 20% of American adults have access to a smart speaker, and sales are projected to increase by 50% in 2019.

But are Americans aware of the potential privacy concerns of smart home technology? For example, not long ago, an Amazon Alexa device in a private home recently recorded a couples’ private conversation and sent it to their contacts without their knowledge.

In an op-ed for Fox News, Tom Kelly, president and CEO of ID Experts, recently pointed out the risks that smart speakers pose both to businesses and consumers if not handled wisely.

8:45: Kirk Mickelsen of Taz Fabrication joins Bill, live in studio, for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway.”

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Phone: 541-621-4698

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08-20-18 Bill Meyer Guests

6:35 Community Activist Mark Seligman discussing what he considers a “bait and switch” regarding law enforcement in Josephine County.

7:10 Outdoor report with Greg Roberts

7:35 Ann Coulter – Since the day Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, the left has waged demented war against him. In her latest book, Resistance is Futile: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind, (set for release August 21) Ann Coulter illustrates the composition of the Trump-hating leftist lunatics and their consistent discourse against American democracy.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “Visiting Past and Present”

Chris Korbulic: Kayaking the World

By Dennis Powers

Southern Oregon has its share of extreme sports enthusiasts–but Chris Korbulic stands out. He has launched over the thundering, tallest waterfalls from Oregon and California to searching for the tallest falls ever survived (or most difficult whitewater) throughout the world–and on film.

The 2004 Grants Pass High School graduate is a full-time extreme kayaker, earning a living from sponsors that include clothing giant Eddie Bauer, and from six years of appearing on the Brazilian adventure television show “Kaiak.” He and kayak partner Ben Stookesberry (Mt. Shasta, California) in 2015 were named two of the 50 most adventurous men by Men’s Journal magazine.

Chris’ parents, Mary and Paul Korbulic (then of Rogue River), are lifelong kayakers. Mary Korbulic paddled the remote Wild and Scenic section of the lower Rogue while pregnant with Chris. He continued rafting through infancy, but didn’t try hard-shells until taking a summer kayaking class. By the time he was at Grants Pass High, he was kayaking Class V rapids on the upper Rogue. An interest in microbiology brought him to Oregon State University, but his growing love of surviving massive waterfalls took over.

His fame grew with the size of the waterfalls he ran, from a 70-footer on Butte Creek outside Salem to an 80-footer in the Salmon River Canyon. This talent earned him a sponsorship with Eddie Bauer to explore the world’s most remote rivers. One of Korbulic’s closest calls was in 2010 when he and two others were kayaking the Lukuga River in the remote Congo to be the first to boat this wild, uncharted river that was fraught with crocodiles and hippos.

Korbulic and his kayaking partner (Stookesberry) watched in horror as a crocodile snatched their South African guide from his kayak. This Eddie Bauer-sponsored expedition into the source of the White Nile was led by guide Hendrik Coetzee. A 15-foot crocodile bypassed Korbulic underwater, launched into the surface, and snatched the third man, all kayaking within mere feet of one another. Coetzee’s body was not recovered.

In 2013, his highest-ever waterfall jump was over 120-foot Rainbow Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii. He has kayaked 400 miles north of Norway over glacial ice. Armed with only a WWII-era rifle, he and Stookesberry encountered polar bears and did “glacial kayaking”: kayaking glacial waterfalls thundering over the glaciers. Over time, he continues with Eddie Bauer, endorses products, profiled in magazines, and travels globally in search of unexplored, “inhospitable” raging rivers/waterfalls (most recently in British Columbia, Chile, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and the Amazon.) He calls these adventures, “Perfect.” His one complaint: “My back consistently hurts from years of paddling and bouncing down low-volume creeks and waterfalls in general.”

Sources: Mark Freeman, “Kayak Krazy,” Mail Tribune, August 7, 2009 (Updated), at Background; Mail Tribune, “Horror in Congo,” December 10, 2010, at Crocodile Attack; Jeff Duewel, “Paddling the Globe,” Daily Courier, May 3, 2015, at Adventures. For more, see his Facebook page.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, August 16, 2018

7:10: Jim Campbell, Senior Counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom talks with Bill.

Following his stunning 7 – 2 Supreme Court victory in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, owner Jack Phillips was hoping to get back into the wedding cake business, but the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had other plans. Recently, Jack was asked to create a cake, celebrating a gender transition for a transsexual individual, which Jack refused to create – as he did in the original Masterpiece case – on grounds that it conflicted with his religious beliefs. The Commission is now planning a second place against Jack, in the hopes that another round of harassment will force him to comply. Last night, Jack and his Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys, filed a lawsuit against the Commssion, for it’s “anti-religious animus.”

Get more great info at: ADFLegal.org.

7:35: Matthew Hennessey, Wall Street Journal Associate Editor, and author of: “Zero Hour for Gen X: How The Last Adult Generation Can Save America From Millennials,” chats with Bill today.

America stands, anxiously, on the cusp of an unknown future. Culturally, politically, socially, technologically and economically, the torch is being passed from Baby Boomers to Millennials. But, what about Generation X? You know? They are the relatively small cohort of 66 million Americans, sandwiched between the twin generational behemoths?

Will Generation X get its chance to lead? Or, is America doomed to be prematurely governed by Millennials, a perpetually adolescent, tech-obsessed generation, indifferent – if not hostile – to our nation’s heritage of freedom? We’ll talk with Matthew about it.

Get your copy of the book at this link: “Zero Hour for Gen X: How The Last Adult Generation Can Save America From Millennials.”

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation talks with Bill.

The latest Gallup Poll is quite disturbing. The poll confirms what has been obvious to many observers for some time. The Democratic Party is slowly shifting toward socialism.

According to the poll, which you can see by clicking this link:

  • 47% of Democrats view capitalism favorably. That’s down from 56% in 2016.
  • 57% of Democrats now view socialism positively. No real change from 2010.
  • Republicans are very positive on capitalism: 71%, only 16% are positive on socialism.

7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office joins Bill in studio to bring you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.

Would you like to know more? You could get up to $1,000, and help, ahhh, take a bite out of crime!

8:05: The Oregon Pacific Financial Planners Financial Report with Royal Standley. Give Royal a call at: 541-772-1116, or head on over to OPFA.com.

8:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors calls in to bring you the latest fire report.

Get the latest weather, fire and outdoor news all over at: RogueWeather.com.

8:20: Curry County Commissioner Court Boice talks with Bill. We’re talking fires and other issues facing Curry County, and the surrounding area.

8:35: Steve Johnson from Premiere Jewelers in Medford (541-779-2097) comes into the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” Give Steve a call for an appointment: 503-871-0235, or you can message him on his Facebook page.

8:45: Mike G, from the Britt Festival joins Bill live in studio. Mike’s going to tell you what’s next for Britt. Get tickets and show information over at: BrittFest.org.

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:35: Mary Rice Hasson, Co-Author of the book “Get Out Now: 7 Reasons Why You Should Pull Your Children from Public School Before It’s Too Late,” talks with Bill.

We’ll be talking about a, sort of, change in culture in America’s public schools, and what we can do to stop it.

Mary is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C. She earned her Undergraduate and Law Degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Mary speaks and writes frequently on the subjects of women, sexuality, culture, family and faith.

You can read more, and view videos of Mary’s interviews at: EPPC.org. And you can follow Mary on Twitter: @maryricehasson

7:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill. Today, we’ll be chatting with Eric about the latest shenanigans from Tesla owner, Elon Musk, and how his manipulation of stocks may actually be burning the company to the ground.

READ:Elon’s First Fraud Suit.

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

7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative and John Ivey join Bill in studio today. Are you prepared for a major, Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake? Well, according to Sal, neither is the state government, and if you would be looking to the state for emergency help in the case of a major catastrophe, you might be disappointed.

8:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors, checks in with a Tuesday Fire Report.

Get more great information, including the latest fire news, the best places for fishing and hunting, all over at RogueWeather.com.

Bill’s Guests for: Monday, August 13, 2018

6:20: Eli Dimitru of Freedom2SayNo2SmartMeters.com, and the latest news on the smart meter front.

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

Get more of the latest weather and fire updates over at: RogueWeather.com.

7:35: Randall Barrett, with NoSmartMeter.org, joins Bill live in studio.

Activists from NoSmartMeter.org are joining with other activists to form a non-political, peaceful protest march to force PP&L to drop the extortion fees.

WHEN: Saturday, September 1, 2018. Starting at 10AM.

WHERE: The march will begin at: Fichtner-Mainwaring Park in Medford

Get more information, all over at: NoSmartMeter.org.

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.”

Take a look at more of Dr. Powers’ works over at: DennisPowersBooks.com.

The Golden Ghost Town of The Valley


Dennis Powers

Near forgotten and desolate, the ghost town of Golden lies a few miles east of Wolf Creek in Josephine County. Its weathered-brown, old clapboard structures stand in mute testimony to a long-ago era. At its peak in the late Nineteenth Century, the town originally known as “Goldville” was home to some 200 folks: Most of whom were earning their living from the gold took out from Coyote Creek directly across from the settlement.

Prospectors had worked the creek since the 1850s, but it took the Reverend William Ruble and his wife Ruth in 1890 to establish the town. Ruble had purchased nearly all of the mining claims east and west of Golden; his sons, Schuyler and William, mined the shallower ground and leased the deep portions of the creek to other miners.

The town sprung up with a general store, post office, homes, two churches, a school, orchards, and mills to pulverize the rock and extract gold. Owing to the activity, the Oregon-California Stage Company detoured there to deliver mail, passengers, and goods; the town was a center for miners who didn’t live there but worked the surrounding area. With religion a major theme, no saloons were allowed; imbibers traveled to nearby Wolf Creek where they built a dance hall. The church-minding folks also came there to picket the place and its rowdiness.

The miners worked the deposits until the gold finally played out. By the 1930’s, the easy-to-mine gold had been exhausted and the town rapidly declined. What’s left now are a deserted residence, the church, general store, carriage shed, and other structures, but the old buildings still exude their charm, including the weathered church with its exquisite bell tower. The story, however, doesn’t end here.

A minister’s son, Melvin Davis, built a 2,800-square-foot lodge in 1930 on four acres located one mile from the now deserted town; he moved an 1880s guest house and the historic school from Golden to there, and mined the nearby wetlands. An African-American–Mr. Ivan St. John–purchased the holdings in 1989 after the site had traded hands several times. St. John was a homeopathic doctor, a trance medium, and alchemist who had co-founded the Philosopher’s Stone, an occult bookstore in San Francisco. (Alchemy is the “science” of turning base metals, such as lead, into gold or silver.)

When St. John in 1988 sold his bookstore interest, he bought the Davis property, known for its precious gold holdings. St. John died in 2005, but he didn’t leave any known heirs. The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation owns and manages the town as a Heritage site. The ghost town was placed in 2002 on the National Register of Historic Properties.

To see this nostalgic place with its deep Oregon history, drive on Interstate 5 to the Wolf Creek (Exit 76), approximately 25 miles north of Grants Pass. Wind back to the right and drive up Coyote Creek Road for 3-1/2 miles through the forests. You’ll find the cluster of old buildings on the left; the mined Coyote Creek area and wetlands are to the right (across the paved road). The small cemetery next to the church was in an episode from the TV.

8:35: Kim Wallan, Medford City Councilor from Ward 4, and candidate for State Representative chats with Bill, live in studio.

Check out more information on Kim and her campaign for the state House over at: VoteKimWallan.com