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7-25 to 7-29-2016

Jul 25, 2016 -- 5:28am


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Don't miss HILLARY'S AMERICA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, the latest film from New York Times best-selling author and celebrated filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. HILLARY'S AMERICA exposes the Democratic Party's hidden past and follows the controversial rise of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton - Get your tickets to see HILLARY'S AMERICA, NOW PLAYING nationwide, including Cinemark Tinseltown 15 in Medford.

 

 

PETER THIEL - Openly gay founder of PayPal. This speech at the RNC is important. He said  "I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform. But fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline. When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union. And we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?"

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BILL'S GUESTS for 7-25-2016

7:10 Curt Ankerberg, local CPA, candidate for Medford City Council.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

8:35 Former OIT basketball coach and current Cascade Christian High School assistant athletic director Danny Wright.

 

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-22-2016:

6:35: Jack Cahn, co-author of the book “When Millenials Rule: The Reshaping of America,” joins the show.

Has the GOP lost the millennial generation?

Some articles out there say yes. But Jack, and his twin brother, both millenials, say “not so fast.” They’ve polled over 10,000 millenials, and the results have supported their claims. You can find the book, by clicking right here.

7:05: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, brings the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Dan Gainor, VP of Business & Culture at the Media Research Center, chats with Bill about the aftermath of the RNC, and what is on the horizon for the election. Check out the MRC by clicking here. And, you can read Dan’s article on Newsbusters.org by clicking below:

Libs Gone Insane: Conventional Craziness and GOP ‘Death Cult’

8:10: Dr. Bud Pierce, GOP Gubernatorial candidate calls in to talk about the latest news from the campaign trail. For more information you can go to BudPierce.com.


HISTORICAL HIGHWAY ROBBERY

Commissioners Breidenthal and Dyer voted in favor, Commissioner Roberts votes against referring the creation of a historical taxing district. No, the proposal isn't huge money, a nickel per thousand on a homeowner's value. It's not a total done deal yet, looking for public input later in August. It's the money AND the point that bugs me. I'm tired of every interest sticking a gun in our ribs to subsidize "nice" things they'd like.

Oh, wait...maybe I should get in on the action....

<sarcasm alert on>

I like antique radios and history, surely all taxpayers enjoy antique radios and its history. I could get my supporters to create and vote in a heritage district, and take money from other people for my hobby. But it's not just for ME, no way. We could get ALL historic hobbies paid for by taxpayers. It's the same way farmers, ag industry and gardeners get their passions and business expenses subsidized by government theft. We could even have a CONVENTION CENTER historical district, the Chamber would be all in!

GOVERNMENT THEFT FOR ALL!!!

<sarcasm alert off>

Remember how much grief the peeps gave former Senator Atkinson over his velodrome proposal? All's forgiven now...he was just ahead of his time.  You home and business owners have plenty of money, right? Pay your fair share!


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-21-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Congressman Greg Walden, joins Bill live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to talk about the aftermath of Texas senator, Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse GOP Nominee, Donald Trump, VP Nominee, Indiana governor Mike Pence, and the state of the GOP. Also, you’ll get the latest on the gray wolf delisting bill.

7:10: Curt Hadley from the Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club, chats with Bill about how to become an amateur radio operator, and classes coming up for emergency preparedness. Learn more about classes by going to amateurradiotraining.com.

7:20: Greg Roberts from Rogueweather.com calls in to chat about the latest news on the gray wolf delisting bill.

7:40: John Whitehead, Constitutional attourney and founder of the Rutherford Institute, and author of Battlefield America: The War on The American People, joins the show. Could there be a Second American Revolution? John Whitehead says “no.” He and Bill talk about it. Find out more about John, and The Rutherford Institute by following this link. You can read more, of how John says there will be no second revolt by clicking here. And, you can pick up John’s book: Battlefield America: The War on The American People, wherever books are sold, or by clicking HERE.

8:10: Dr. Vicki Alger, a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and author of the book: “FAILURE: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children,” joins the show. Education is one of the most hotly debated issues among the presidential candidates, with Donald Trump looking to end the Department of Education, while Hillary Clinton moves to socialize students, and believes it takes an entire village to raise a child. Learn more about Vicki and her efforts by clicking here. You can find her book wherever books are sold, or click here to buy the book online.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-20-2016:

6:20: Brad Bennington, Jacksonville city councilor, and of Homebuilders of Jackson County, joins Bill live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. He chats with Bill about his experience on the floor of the convention.

7:10: Joseph Rice, of the Oathkeepers of Josephine County and Oregon Republican Party delegate, joins Bill live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to talk about his experience on the floor, and how one becomes a delegate to the national convention. Check out the Oathkeepers at oathkeepersjoco.com.

7:35: Crimestoppers with MPD’s Lt. Kevin Walruf, joins Bill in studio for the Case of The Week.

8:50: Sara King Cole from The Britt Festival joins Bill in studio to bring us up to date on the latest shows. Check out more at Brittfest.org.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-19-2016:

6:35: Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, calls the show to talk about, GOP Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence, how the Nice attack shows that assimilation must be in focus and how the GOP is updating it’s immigration platform. Check out FAIR at fairus.org.

7:10: Mr. X, crack researcher on Gang Green shenanigans, and policy consensus in Oregon, leaves his secret bunker, and joins Bill in studio, to talk about how our county can protect us from Multnomah County pushed, gun grabbing legislation.

8:10: Siskiyou County Supervisor Ray Haupt, joins Bill to touch on the voter fraud situation and the county’s illegal pot grow problem.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-18-16:

7:10: Greg Roberts with Rogueweather.com, calls the show to give you the Monday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Kevin Starrett, of the Oregon Firearms Federation, chats with Bill about Governor Kate Brown’s new set of firearms laws, which were unveiled on Friday. Check out the Oregon Firearms Federation website HERE.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for further talk on police shootings, Black Lives Matter and economics.

8:35: Curtis Ellis of the American Jobs Alliance, joins Bill live from the Republican National Convention to talk about stopping Obamatrade.  Also, you can check out the American Jobs Alliance’s website right HERE. Read Curtis' articles on World Net Daily.com by clicking here.

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KATE'S LAWS

Gov Kate Brown announces FRIDAY that she wants 3 new laws to help ban guns...er, I mean improve gun "safety". 1) OSP would have more time to process gun background checks. 2) Expanded definition of "Domestic Violence", and she wants a Kalifornia-style ban on high-capacity magazines. She wants OSP to notify local law enforcement when a prohibited person tries to purchase a firearm...which I think they're already supposed to do, will investigate. And she wants Oregon Health authority to study and suggest "gun policy" stats and changes. Of course, NONE would have solved the mass shootings that they're always talking about. We'll break it down on Monday's show.


IT'S FUNNY, BUT IT'S NOT...(know what I'm sayin'?)


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-15-2016: FIND A PHONE FRIDAY:

6:35: Dr. Merill Matthews, a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation joins the show to talk about how those who are calling for a “public option,” are turning a blind eye to the failures of Co-ops and ACA. For more on Dr. Matthews click here. You can check out the IPI at IPI.org.

7:05: Greg Roberts, with Rogueweather.com calls into the show with the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Dr. Bill Miller, author of the book The Microcosm Within and a physician in academics and private practice for over 30 years talks with Bill about how fermentation may make your health better. Check out Dr. Miller’s website right here. And, you can find the book at this link.

7:35: Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, talks with Bill about the current state of race, a war on cops, Black Lives Matter and other social issues in the country today. Read the article Libs Gone Insane: Claim America’s Cops Are Racists, as Bad as Commies, by clicking this link. Check out the the Media Research Center at mrc.org.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-14-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Oregon State Representative Duane Stark calls the show to talk about increasing accountability withing the foster care system. To learn more about Representative Stark, you can do so, by clicking here.

7:10: Siskiyou County Sheriff, John Lopey calls the show, to chat with Bill about the recent accusation of voter intimidation of Hmong refugees in the county. Sheriff Lopey says that there’s a lot of misinformation and fabrication about what’s really going on in Siskiyou County. He and Bill will kick it around.

8:10: Will Reishman from Strategic Financial joins Bill to dig further into the dangers of Initiative Petition 28.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-13-2016:

6:35: John Leboutlillier, former New York congressman and host of Fox News’ Political Insiders, chats with Bill about, what’s ahead for Donald Trump with the GOP Convention drawing near? Political Insiders will be on at 10pm, for we out west, all during the Convention. You can read John’s blogs, RIGHT HERE.

7:35: Rachel Alexander, a former prosecutor and Arizona Assistant Attourney General, and current Senior Editor at The Stream, talks with Bill about her, and other attourney’s, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s, disagreement with FBI Director James Comey’s statement that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” against Hillary Clinton. You can read Rachel’s article on The Stream, by clicking HERE.

8:10: Damion Rennie of The Medford Poker Club, joins Bill, in studio to talk about how the club finding itself permitted, but not permitted by the City of Medford.

8:35: Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation, gives Bill an update on the Michael Strickland arrest. Read more on the subject at oregonfirearms.org.

8:50: Sarah King Cole from Brittfest.org, joins Bill in studio to give us the latest shows coming to Britt Festival.

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Medford Police hunt for a suspect they claim, held up the Pit Stop Tavern early Sunday morning. Here's a surveillance pic of the suspect:

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7-18 to 7-22-2016

Jul 18, 2016 -- 8:43am


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MONDAY 7-18-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM

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WEDNESDAY 7-20-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM

THURSDAY 7-21-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM 

FRIDAY 7-22-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM   8AM

ALL PODCASTS (last 90 days) on BillMeyerShow.Com


PETER THIEL - Openly gay founder of PayPal. This speech at the RNC is important. He said  "I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform. But fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline. When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union. And we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?"

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

LISTEN TO WIN TICKETS WITH BILL MEYER!

Don't miss HILLARY'S AMERICA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, the latest film from New York Times best-selling author and celebrated filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. HILLARY'S AMERICA exposes the Democratic Party's hidden past and follows the controversial rise of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton - Get your tickets to see HILLARY'S AMERICA, NOW PLAYING nationwide, including Cinemark Tinseltown 15 in Medford.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-22-2016:

6:35: Jack Cahn, co-author of the book “When Millenials Rule: The Reshaping of America,” joins the show.

Has the GOP lost the millennial generation?

Some articles out there say yes. But Jack, and his twin brother, both millenials, say “not so fast.” They’ve polled over 10,000 millenials, and the results have supported their claims. You can find the book, by clicking right here.

7:05: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, brings the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Dan Gainor, VP of Business & Culture at the Media Research Center, chats with Bill about the aftermath of the RNC, and what is on the horizon for the election. Check out the MRC by clicking here. And, you can read Dan’s article on Newsbusters.org by clicking below:

Libs Gone Insane: Conventional Craziness and GOP ‘Death Cult’

8:10: Dr. Bud Pierce, GOP Gubernatorial candidate calls in to talk about the latest news from the campaign trail. For more information you can go to BudPierce.com.


HISTORICAL HIGHWAY ROBBERY

Commissioners Breidenthal and Dyer voted in favor, Commissioner Roberts votes against referring the creation of a historical taxing district. No, the proposal isn't huge money, a nickel per thousand on a homeowner's value. It's not a total done deal yet, looking for public input later in August. It's the money AND the point that bugs me. I'm tired of every interest sticking a gun in our ribs to subsidize "nice" things they'd like.

Oh, wait...maybe I should get in on the action....

<sarcasm alert on>

I like antique radios and history, surely all taxpayers enjoy antique radios and its history. I could get my supporters to create and vote in a heritage district, and take money from other people for my hobby. But it's not just for ME, no way. We could get ALL historic hobbies paid for by taxpayers. It's the same way farmers, ag industry and gardeners get their passions and business expenses subsidized by government theft. We could even have a CONVENTION CENTER historical district, the Chamber would be all in!

GOVERNMENT THEFT FOR ALL!!!

<sarcasm alert off>

Remember how much grief the peeps gave former Senator Atkinson over his velodrome proposal? All's forgiven now...he was just ahead of his time.  You home and business owners have plenty of money, right? Pay your fair share!


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-21-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Congressman Greg Walden, joins Bill live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to talk about the aftermath of Texas senator, Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse GOP Nominee, Donald Trump, VP Nominee, Indiana governor Mike Pence, and the state of the GOP. Also, you’ll get the latest on the gray wolf delisting bill.

7:10: Curt Hadley from the Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club, chats with Bill about how to become an amateur radio operator, and classes coming up for emergency preparedness. Learn more about classes by going to amateurradiotraining.com.

7:20: Greg Roberts from Rogueweather.com calls in to chat about the latest news on the gray wolf delisting bill.

7:40: John Whitehead, Constitutional attourney and founder of the Rutherford Institute, and author of Battlefield America: The War on The American People, joins the show. Could there be a Second American Revolution? John Whitehead says “no.” He and Bill talk about it. Find out more about John, and The Rutherford Institute by following this link. You can read more, of how John says there will be no second revolt by clicking here. And, you can pick up John’s book: Battlefield America: The War on The American People, wherever books are sold, or by clicking HERE.

8:10: Dr. Vicki Alger, a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and author of the book: “FAILURE: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children,” joins the show. Education is one of the most hotly debated issues among the presidential candidates, with Donald Trump looking to end the Department of Education, while Hillary Clinton moves to socialize students, and believes it takes an entire village to raise a child. Learn more about Vicki and her efforts by clicking here. You can find her book wherever books are sold, or click here to buy the book online.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-20-2016:

6:20: Brad Bennington, Jacksonville city councilor, and of Homebuilders of Jackson County, joins Bill live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. He chats with Bill about his experience on the floor of the convention.

7:10: Joseph Rice, of the Oathkeepers of Josephine County and Oregon Republican Party delegate, joins Bill live from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to talk about his experience on the floor, and how one becomes a delegate to the national convention. Check out the Oathkeepers at oathkeepersjoco.com.

7:35: Crimestoppers with MPD’s Lt. Kevin Walruf, joins Bill in studio for the Case of The Week.

8:50: Sara King Cole from The Britt Festival joins Bill in studio to bring us up to date on the latest shows. Check out more at Brittfest.org.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


 

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-19-2016:

6:35: Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, calls the show to talk about, GOP Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence, how the Nice attack shows that assimilation must be in focus and how the GOP is updating it’s immigration platform. Check out FAIR at fairus.org.

7:10: Mr. X, crack researcher on Gang Green shenanigans, and policy consensus in Oregon, leaves his secret bunker, and joins Bill in studio, to talk about how our county can protect us from Multnomah County pushed, gun grabbing legislation.

8:10: Siskiyou County Supervisor Ray Haupt, joins Bill to touch on the voter fraud situation and the county’s illegal pot grow problem.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-18-16:

7:10: Greg Roberts with Rogueweather.com, calls the show to give you the Monday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Kevin Starrett, of the Oregon Firearms Federation, chats with Bill about Governor Kate Brown’s new set of firearms laws, which were unveiled on Friday. Check out the Oregon Firearms Federation website HERE.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for further talk on police shootings, Black Lives Matter and economics.

8:35: Curtis Ellis of the American Jobs Alliance, joins Bill live from the Republican National Convention to talk about stopping Obamatrade.  Also, you can check out the American Jobs Alliance’s website right HERE. Read Curtis' articles on World Net Daily.com by clicking here.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

KATE'S LAWS

Gov Kate Brown announces FRIDAY that she wants 3 new laws to help ban guns...er, I mean improve gun "safety". 1) OSP would have more time to process gun background checks. 2) Expanded definition of "Domestic Violence", and she wants a Kalifornia-style ban on high-capacity magazines. She wants OSP to notify local law enforcement when a prohibited person tries to purchase a firearm...which I think they're already supposed to do, will investigate. And she wants Oregon Health authority to study and suggest "gun policy" stats and changes. Of course, NONE would have solved the mass shootings that they're always talking about. We'll break it down on Monday's show.


IT'S FUNNY, BUT IT'S NOT...(know what I'm sayin'?)


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-15-2016: FIND A PHONE FRIDAY:

6:35: Dr. Merill Matthews, a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation joins the show to talk about how those who are calling for a “public option,” are turning a blind eye to the failures of Co-ops and ACA. For more on Dr. Matthews click here. You can check out the IPI at IPI.org.

7:05: Greg Roberts, with Rogueweather.com calls into the show with the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Dr. Bill Miller, author of the book The Microcosm Within and a physician in academics and private practice for over 30 years talks with Bill about how fermentation may make your health better. Check out Dr. Miller’s website right here. And, you can find the book at this link.

7:35: Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, talks with Bill about the current state of race, a war on cops, Black Lives Matter and other social issues in the country today. Read the article Libs Gone Insane: Claim America’s Cops Are Racists, as Bad as Commies, by clicking this link. Check out the the Media Research Center at mrc.org.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-14-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Oregon State Representative Duane Stark calls the show to talk about increasing accountability withing the foster care system. To learn more about Representative Stark, you can do so, by clicking here.

7:10: Siskiyou County Sheriff, John Lopey calls the show, to chat with Bill about the recent accusation of voter intimidation of Hmong refugees in the county. Sheriff Lopey says that there’s a lot of misinformation and fabrication about what’s really going on in Siskiyou County. He and Bill will kick it around.

8:10: Will Reishman from Strategic Financial joins Bill to dig further into the dangers of Initiative Petition 28.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-13-2016:

6:35: John Leboutlillier, former New York congressman and host of Fox News’ Political Insiders, chats with Bill about, what’s ahead for Donald Trump with the GOP Convention drawing near? Political Insiders will be on at 10pm, for we out west, all during the Convention. You can read John’s blogs, RIGHT HERE.

7:35: Rachel Alexander, a former prosecutor and Arizona Assistant Attourney General, and current Senior Editor at The Stream, talks with Bill about her, and other attourney’s, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s, disagreement with FBI Director James Comey’s statement that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” against Hillary Clinton. You can read Rachel’s article on The Stream, by clicking HERE.

8:10: Damion Rennie of The Medford Poker Club, joins Bill, in studio to talk about how the club finding itself permitted, but not permitted by the City of Medford.

8:35: Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation, gives Bill an update on the Michael Strickland arrest. Read more on the subject at oregonfirearms.org.

8:50: Sarah King Cole from Brittfest.org, joins Bill in studio to give us the latest shows coming to Britt Festival.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Medford Police hunt for a suspect they claim, held up the Pit Stop Tavern early Sunday morning. Here's a surveillance pic of the suspect:

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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7-11 to 7-15-2016

Jul 11, 2016 -- 7:45am


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WEDNESDAY 7-13-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM

THURSDAY 7-14-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM 

FRIDAY 7-15-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM   8AM

ALL PODCASTS (last 90 days) on BillMeyerShow.Com


KATE'S LAWS

Gov Kate Brown announces today that she wants 3 new laws to help ban guns...er, I mean improve gun "safety". 1) OSP would have more time to process gun background checks. 2) Expanded definition of "Domestic Violence", and she wants a Kalifornia-style ban on high-capacity magazines. She wants OSP to notify local law enforcement when a prohibited person tries to purchase a firearm...which I think they're already supposed to do, will investigate. And she wants Oregon Health authority to study and suggest "gun policy" stats and changes. Of course, NONE would have solved the mass shootings that they're always talking about. We'll break it down on Monday's show.


IT'S FUNNY, BUT IT'S NOT...(know what I'm sayin'?)


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-15-2016: FIND A PHONE FRIDAY:

6:35: Dr. Merill Matthews, a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation joins the show to talk about how those who are calling for a “public option,” are turning a blind eye to the failures of Co-ops and ACA. For more on Dr. Matthews click here. You can check out the IPI at IPI.org.

7:05: Greg Roberts, with Rogueweather.com calls into the show with the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Dr. Bill Miller, author of the book The Microcosm Within and a physician in academics and private practice for over 30 years talks with Bill about how fermentation may make your health better. Check out Dr. Miller’s website right here. And, you can find the book at this link.

7:35: Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, talks with Bill about the current state of race, a war on cops, Black Lives Matter and other social issues in the country today. Read the article Libs Gone Insane: Claim America’s Cops Are Racists, as Bad as Commies, by clicking this link. Check out the the Media Research Center at mrc.org.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-14-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Oregon State Representative Duane Stark calls the show to talk about increasing accountability withing the foster care system. To learn more about Representative Stark, you can do so, by clicking here.

7:10: Siskiyou County Sheriff, John Lopey calls the show, to chat with Bill about the recent accusation of voter intimidation of Hmong refugees in the county. Sheriff Lopey says that there’s a lot of misinformation and fabrication about what’s really going on in Siskiyou County. He and Bill will kick it around.

8:10: Will Reishman from Strategic Financial joins Bill to dig further into the dangers of Initiative Petition 28.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-13-2016:

6:35: John Leboutlillier, former New York congressman and host of Fox News’ Political Insiders, chats with Bill about, what’s ahead for Donald Trump with the GOP Convention drawing near? Political Insiders will be on at 10pm, for we out west, all during the Convention. You can read John’s blogs, RIGHT HERE.

7:35: Rachel Alexander, a former prosecutor and Arizona Assistant Attourney General, and current Senior Editor at The Stream, talks with Bill about her, and other attourney’s, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s, disagreement with FBI Director James Comey’s statement that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” against Hillary Clinton. You can read Rachel’s article on The Stream, by clicking HERE.

8:10: Damion Rennie of The Medford Poker Club, joins Bill, in studio to talk about how the club finding itself permitted, but not permitted by the City of Medford.

8:35: Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation, gives Bill an update on the Michael Strickland arrest. Read more on the subject at oregonfirearms.org.

8:50: Sarah King Cole from Brittfest.org, joins Bill in studio to give us the latest shows coming to Britt Festival.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Medford Police hunt for a suspect they claim, held up the Pit Stop Tavern early Sunday morning. Here's a surveillance pic of the suspect:

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SELL 'EM THE LAND, MEDFORD

This morning (Thu) I talked with businessman Jack Schmidt of Precision Electric. Unbeknownst to me, they've been trying to buy the city property on the corner of 3rd and Front Streets for more than 10 years. This is the SAME land that the city is planning to give away for FREE ($1 per year lease) to Rogue Retreat in order to put up the "Tiny Houses" Hope Village transitional housing development for homeless trying to get back on their feet. Rogue Retreat's work is valuable. But why in the heck would the city turn down real money, more jobs, and putting a dead property back on the tax rolls? Is it just more fun and easier to raise your utility and street fees to pay for their waste, rather than grow the REAL economy? Inquiring citizens should ask your city council critter why the stonewalling. Schmidt is offering $150,000 for the land, and it may be worth more. Buty an expanded electrical business warehouse is a dead-bang-win for our economy, and should be seriously considered.


HILLARY SKATES

Translation: Comey wants to live....just sayin'...

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-12-2016:

6:35: Bishop Aubrey Shines, founder of Glory To Glory Ministries from the inner parts of Tampa and Orlando Florida, chats with Bill about the state of Black Lives Matter and the aftermath of the Dallas Murders. Visit Bishop Shines' website HERE.

7:10: Peter Pitts, a former FDA official, and President and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, joins Bill. Is your doctor being bribed to prescribe certain medications to patients? Bill and Peter Pitts kick it around. Find out more by clicking here.

7:35: Oregon Representative Sal Esquivel calls the show, and chats with Bill about wolf delisting, gun restrictions, and other goings-on in his district.

8:35: Brent & Randall from Advanced Air & Metal join Bill in studio for today’s “Whose Business is it Anyway?” interview.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-11-2016:

6:45: Roy Wright, local appraiser, chats with Bill about local economics, and housing in the Valley. You can check out Roy’s website, right HERE.

7:05: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself, joins Bill for the Monday Outdoor Report. The Outdoor Report is brought to you by, Waterworld Boat & Powersport. Check out Rogueweather.com as well.

7:35: Medford City Councilors Kevin Stine and Clay Bearnson join Bill in studio for a talk about a possible new Medford City Manager, Tiny Houses and other issues around the city.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers in studio for this week’s edition of Visiting Past & Present.

The Mean, Stream Machine

By Dennis Powers

In the late 1980s, three young rafting enthusiasts--Bill Bednar (Medford financial planner), Dorian Corliss (Grants Pass banker), and Michael Neyt (Medford banker)--were enjoying a raft trip in Northern California. On the trip they spotted a crude device looking like a “homemade syringe” that shot water for a distance and thought that using one would be fun. Corliss built a four-foot-long “tube within a tube” as an experiment. With a hole in the front and plug in the back, the two PVC telescoping tubes could produce a distant water stream.

On a later trip in 1990 down the Rogue, the group was camping across from Zane Gray’s cabin at remote Winkle Bar in the lower Rogue River canyon. When another raft floated by, one of their group grabbed the soaker and shot water over the passing boaters. With everyone laughing, the threesome felt that they had a great idea. Neyt and Bednar built their own prototypes at home to compare with Corliss’s one.

As they experimented, they found that a 1-inch diameter pipe fit just right inside a larger 1-1/2 inch one. A groove on the inside PVC, an O-ring around the groove to keep compression, holes, and a cap on both ends did the trick. Forming a partnership, they hand-built 300 of the devices that could shoot water up to 70 feet. Outside Grants Pass over one weekend, Neyt and Bednar sold all of their devices for $20 each. They knew they had a money winner.

Incorporating their venture as Water Sports, Inc., the three men invested $10,000 each and got to work. They built the squirt guns inside Bill Bednar’s garage over weekends, and over the next year, sold some 5,000 of them, which they named “Dipstiks.” As all had demanding jobs, they next contracted with a Grants Pass company, SPARC Enterprises, to manufacture their product.

When Bednar wanted to step up marketing and sales, Dorian Corliss decided he would rather concentrate on his profession (followed by Michael Neyt) and later sold his interest to Bednar, who by his own admission was the “ultimate dreamer.” Corliss sold his one-third interest in 1992 for $170,000, and Bednar obtained the money by a loan from a friend.

When the “Dipstick” name turned out to be trademarked by another, the company needed a different name. Portland’s Terry Whitlock later ventured down and said that he had developed a streamer named “the Stream Machine.” This soaker was built in bright colors with a pistol grip handle, whereas the Dipstick was constructed from white PCV pipe. Whitlock said the decision was theirs: They could either take him into the company or he would compete against them.

Naming Whitlock as president in charge of marketing and sale, he was offered a 25% interest. Not wanting to be a minority owner and concentrate on his job, Neyt sold his interest back for $50,000, plus a 5% royalty on each unit produced. Sales grew from $600,000 in fiscal 1992 to $1.5 million in the following year. The sales volume didn’t match up, however, with the much larger inventories built up later, and the company ran into financial difficulties that included lawsuits and bankruptcy. At the same time, a patent was issued on their device.

When the financial problems and litigation were settled with Bill Bednar in control of the company, sales again took off with major customers involved such as Bi-Mart, Fred Meyer, and Costco. At its highpoint when manufactured at its Medford facility, 160 people were employed that produced 1000 Stream Machines every hour. When its sales volume increased to $3 million annually, Bednar sold the business for $2.4 million in 2000 to his Chicago-area, brothers-in-law. With the patent having expired later, different companies now produce and/or sell the soaker without restriction.

Dorian Corliss, Michael Neyt, and Bill Bednar brought about the universal squirting device seen on the Rogue--and rivers around the world--along with money in the bank. Not bad for three rafting friends who were just having fun all those years ago.

Sources: Paul Macomber, “Dip Stick Dream dries up in fight over bankruptcy,” Mail Tribune, July 2, 1994, at Financial Background and History; “U.S. Patent Office: Patent USD351007 S, water squirting toy” at Patent; Frank Silow, “A Splash in the Market,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2010, at More on the Stream Machine.

  

8:35: Joe Rossi, local human resources professional, and Southern Oregon Area Director for Barrett Business Services Inc. chats with Bill, in studio about 2015 ORST Legislation, that may effect local businesses, and the decriminalization of marijuana. You can check out BBSI by clicking HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-8-2016: FIND-A-PHONE FRIDAY:

6:35: Eric Peters from EPAutos.com chats with Bill about the high cost of Uncle Sam’s High automotive gas mileage requirements, and touching on the tragic shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas.

7:05: Greg Roberts, from RogueWeather.com, brings you the Friday Outdoor Report. The Outdoor Report is brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Dr. William R. Forschten, author of the book: “Day of Wrath.” What would happen if radical Islam struck the United States in coordinated attacks simultaneously? Bill and Dr. Forschten kick it around. You can find the book right HERE.

8:10: Randy McKay, Executive Director from Jefferson Live joins Bill in studio on the latest news about the Holley Theater restoration project. FInd out more about Jefferson LIve right HERE.

8:45: Ed Miller, owner of Ed’s Point S, Tire and Auto Center, joins Bill in studio for today’s “Whose Business is it Anyway?” interview. Find out more by clicking HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-7-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Gary Byrne, a former Secret Service agent, and author of the book: “Crisis of Character,” chats with Bill about his experiences as an agent in the Clinton White House,  You can get the book by clicking HERE.

7:10: Tom Silver, a local hypnotist joins Bill in studio, to chat about how hypnotism can absolutely be used to build the so-called, Manchurian Candidates, and other facts about hypnotism. Check out Tom’s website right HERE. If you'd like to set up an appointment with Tom, call: 541-773-1699.

8:10: Jack Schmidt, a local businessman talks with Bill about how he’s been attempting to purchase the land that the Tiny Hope Village is slated to be built on.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-6-2016:

6:35: Josh Middledorf & Dorion Sagan, authors of the book Cracking The Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old, and What It Means for Staying Young, chat with Bill about the book. For more information, you can read Josh’s blog HERE. And, you can buy the book wherever books are sold, or click here.

7:10: Rick Manning, President for Americans for Limited Government, chats with Bill about the current state of The Rule of Law in America. Read the article “How are Petraeus, Libby hit with disseminating classified information and not Hillary Clinton?,” right here. For more information on Americans for Limited Government, click here.

7:35: Crimestoppers, with MPD’s Lt. Kerry Curtis, and The Case of The Week.

8:40: Sarah King Cole with Brittfest.org, joins Bill in studio, to talk about the latest shows at Britt.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-5-2016:

6:35: Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. Attourney and director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, speaks with Bill on U.S. Attourney General Loretta Lynch’s refusal to recuse herself from the Hillary Clinton email investigation. To learn more on FACT, click HERE.

7:05: Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts of Rogueweather.com joins Bill for The Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Mr. X leaves his secret bunker, and joins Bill in studio to chat about the rise in utility fees.

8:10: Author Jack Cashill, chats with Bill about his new book: TWA Flight 800: The Crash, The Cover-up, The Conspiracy. The book is available today, June 5, wherever books are sold. Or, you can click here.

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7-5 to 7-8-2016

Jul 05, 2016 -- 8:42am


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SELL 'EM THE LAND, MEDFORD

This morning (Thu) I talked with businessman Jack Schmidt of Precision Electric. Unbeknownst to me, they've been trying to buy the city property on the corner of 3rd and Front Streets for more than 10 years. This is the SAME land that the city is planning to give away for FREE ($1 per year lease) to Rogue Retreat in order to put up the "Tiny Houses" Hope Village transitional housing development for homeless trying to get back on their feet. Rogue Retreat's work is valuable. But why in the heck would the city turn down real money, more jobs, and putting a dead property back on the tax rolls? Is it just more fun and easier to raise your utility and street fees to pay for their waste, rather than grow the REAL economy? Inquiring citizens should ask your city council critter why the stonewalling. Schmidt is offering $150,000 for the land, and it may be worth more. Buty an expanded electrical business warehouse is a dead-bang-win for our economy, and should be seriously considered.


HILLARY SKATES

Translation: Comey wants to live....just sayin'...

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-8-2016: FIND-A-PHONE FRIDAY:

6:35: Eric Peters from EPAutos.com chats with Bill about the high cost of Uncle Sam’s High automotive gas mileage requirements, and touching on the tragic shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas.

7:05: Greg Roberts, from RogueWeather.com, brings you the Friday Outdoor Report. The Outdoor Report is brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Dr. William R. Forschten, author of the book: “Day of Wrath.” What would happen if radical Islam struck the United States in coordinated attacks simultaneously? Bill and Dr. Forschten kick it around. You can find the book right HERE.

8:10: Randy McKay, Executive Director from Jefferson Live joins Bill in studio on the latest news about the Holley Theater restoration project. FInd out more about Jefferson LIve right HERE.

8:45: Ed Miller, owner of Ed’s Point S, Tire and Auto Center, joins Bill in studio for today’s “Whose Business is it Anyway?” interview. Find out more by clicking HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-7-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Gary Byrne, a former Secret Service agent, and author of the book: “Crisis of Character,” chats with Bill about his experiences as an agent in the Clinton White House,  You can get the book by clicking HERE.

7:10: Tom Silver, a local hypnotist joins Bill in studio, to chat about how hypnotism can absolutely be used to build the so-called, Manchurian Candidates, and other facts about hypnotism. Check out Tom’s website right HERE. If you'd like to set up an appointment with Tom, call: 541-773-1699.

8:10: Jack Schmidt, a local businessman talks with Bill about how he’s been attempting to purchase the land that the Tiny Hope Village is slated to be built on.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-6-2016:

6:35: Josh Middledorf & Dorion Sagan, authors of the book Cracking The Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old, and What It Means for Staying Young, chat with Bill about the book. For more information, you can read Josh’s blog HERE. And, you can buy the book wherever books are sold, or click here.

7:10: Rick Manning, President for Americans for Limited Government, chats with Bill about the current state of The Rule of Law in America. Read the article “How are Petraeus, Libby hit with disseminating classified information and not Hillary Clinton?,” right here. For more information on Americans for Limited Government, click here.

7:35: Crimestoppers, with MPD’s Lt. Kerry Curtis, and The Case of The Week.

8:40: Sarah King Cole with Brittfest.org, joins Bill in studio, to talk about the latest shows at Britt.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-5-2016:

6:35: Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. Attourney and director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, speaks with Bill on U.S. Attourney General Loretta Lynch’s refusal to recuse herself from the Hillary Clinton email investigation. To learn more on FACT, click HERE.

7:05: Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts of Rogueweather.com joins Bill for The Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Mr. X leaves his secret bunker, and joins Bill in studio to chat about the rise in utility fees.

8:10: Author Jack Cashill, chats with Bill about his new book: TWA Flight 800: The Crash, The Cover-up, The Conspiracy. The book is available today, June 5, wherever books are sold. Or, you can click here.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-1-2016:

6:35: Melissa Henson, program director for the Parent’s Television Council, calls in to chat with Bill about TV content ratings reform, and how television ratings are changing.

7:05: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts, from RogueWeather.com, talks about what activities, and where you can do them this weekend. Brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation checks in with Bill, with the latest on gun laws in Oregon.

8:05: Tom Cook, from Edward Jones in beautiful downtown Eagle Point joins Bill for the Friday Market Report. Have financial questions? You can schedule an appointment with Tom, right HERE.

8:10: Adam Marr, co-founder of Warrior Angels Foundation chats with Bill about how Traumatic Brain Injury, may be what veterans are suffering from, as opposed to PTSD. Watch the mini-documentary on the suject at  WAFTBI.org.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-30-2016:

6:35: Eric Peters, of EPAutos.com chats with Bill about the Volkswagen settlement, and how more Uncle Sam regulation is coming your way!!

7:10: Kimberly Strassel, an Oregon native, and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, calls the show. She is the writer of the Potomac Watch, and is the author of the book: “The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech.” You can read Kimberly's articles right HERE.

7:35: Dale Matthews from BadCounty.com chats with Bill about the latest news in Josephine County.

8:10: Will Reishman with Strategic Financial in Medford, joins Bill in studio to talk about the aftermath of Brexit and more.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-23-2016: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. AND THE “HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE” EVENT PUT ON BY THE FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM. DAY 2.

6:12: Dan Stein. The President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform joins Bill to talk about how House Democrats seem to be turning a blind eye toward illegal immigration. Learn more at fairus.org.

6:35: Erica Valdez, a New Mexico rancher, who ranches more than 40,000 acres along the border gives Bill a firsthand account of how lax security is on the border, and her feeling on a possible border wall.

7:10: Rusty Fleming, director of the hard-hitting documentary: Drug Wars, talks with Bill about how the Mexican drug cartels are, in a way, invading American schools, and using street gangs to recruit operatives here in the United States.

Learn more about Rusty at rustyflemingconsulting.com.

7:25: Chris Cabrera, Vice President and Spokesperson of the National Border Patrol Council, and Border Patrol agent, chats with Bill about the reality of the fight to protect America’s borders in the State of Texas.

7:43: Jack Martin, a Native Oregonian, and Director of Special Projects, Federation for American Immigration Reform, (FAIR), joins Bill to talk about the financial burden of immigration on American taxpayers, specifically, in the State of Oregon.

8:07: John Miano, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, and co-author of the book: Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers with Michelle Malkin, chats with Bill about the effect of illegal immigration on the American tech-workforce. Read John’s Blog right HERE.

8:24: Congressman Steve King, representative of Iowa’s 4th District, talks with Bill about the Democrats “sitting-in”, immigration, Paul Ryan and other goings-on in Washington D.C.

8:50: Neil Munro, a Washington D.C. editor of Breitbart News, joins Bill in the booth for a journalistic perspective on immigration, and its impact on the 2016 election. Check out Neil’s articles on Breitbart.com, right HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-22-2016: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. AT THE “HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE” EVENT.

6:12: Ira Mehlman, Media Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, chats with Bill to talk about the consequences of illegal immigration on the American workforce. Learn more at fairus.org.

6:22: Sheriff Paul Babeu, of Pinal County, Arizona, talks with Bill about his county’s struggle with illegal immigration, despite being 70 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.

6:30: Don Rosenburg. Mr. Rosenburg’s son Drew was killed by an illegal immigrant driver while riding his motorcycle in San Francisco, a known sanctuary city, in 2010. You can read the story of Mr. Rosenberg’s struggle for justice for his son right here at UnlicensedToKill.org.

7:20: Lou Barletta, Republican congressman from Pennslyvania’s 11th District stops by to chat with Bill about the squeezing of The Keystone State’s workforce by illegal immigration.

7:30: Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, joins Bill. You can read Jessica’s blog right HERE, and for more information on CIS, click here.

7:45: Joe Guzzardi, Media Director for Californians for Population Stabilization, chats with Bill about California’s problems with Illegal immigration. Check out Joe’s blog right HERE. For more information on CAPS, click right HERE.

8:20: Michael Harrison, Publisher and Editor of Talkers Magazine, joins Bill about talk radio vs. other media outlets in America today.

8:35: Tom Tancredo, former Colorado congressman, and founder of Team America PAC, talks with Bill about how to protect our borders, language, and shared American culture.

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6-27 TO 7-1-2016

Jun 29, 2016 -- 6:36am


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I THINK TRUMP "LET HER HAVE IT"

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-1-2016:

6:35: Melissa Henson, program director for the Parent’s Television Council, calls in to chat with Bill about TV content ratings reform, and how television ratings are changing.

7:05: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts, from RogueWeather.com, talks about what activities, and where you can do them this weekend. Brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation checks in with Bill, with the latest on gun laws in Oregon.

8:05: Tom Cook, from Edward Jones in beautiful downtown Eagle Point joins Bill for the Friday Market Report. Have financial questions? You can schedule an appointment with Tom, right HERE.

8:10: Adam Marr, co-founder of Warrior Angels Foundation chats with Bill about how Traumatic Brain Injury, may be what veterans are suffering from, as opposed to PTSD. Watch the mini-documentary on the suject at  WAFTBI.org.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-30-2016:

6:35: Eric Peters, of EPAutos.com chats with Bill about the Volkswagen settlement, and how more Uncle Sam regulation is coming your way!!

7:10: Kimberly Strassel, an Oregon native, and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, calls the show. She is the writer of the Potomac Watch, and is the author of the book: “The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech.” You can read Kimberly's articles right HERE.

7:35: Dale Matthews from BadCounty.com chats with Bill about the latest news in Josephine County.

8:10: Will Reishman with Strategic Financial in Medford, joins Bill in studio to talk about the aftermath of Brexit and more.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-23-2016: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. AND THE “HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE” EVENT PUT ON BY THE FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM. DAY 2.

6:12: Dan Stein. The President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform joins Bill to talk about how House Democrats seem to be turning a blind eye toward illegal immigration. Learn more at fairus.org.

6:35: Erica Valdez, a New Mexico rancher, who ranches more than 40,000 acres along the border gives Bill a firsthand account of how lax security is on the border, and her feeling on a possible border wall.

7:10: Rusty Fleming, director of the hard-hitting documentary: Drug Wars, talks with Bill about how the Mexican drug cartels are, in a way, invading American schools, and using street gangs to recruit operatives here in the United States.

Learn more about Rusty at rustyflemingconsulting.com.

7:25: Chris Cabrera, Vice President and Spokesperson of the National Border Patrol Council, and Border Patrol agent, chats with Bill about the reality of the fight to protect America’s borders in the State of Texas.

7:43: Jack Martin, a Native Oregonian, and Director of Special Projects, Federation for American Immigration Reform, (FAIR), joins Bill to talk about the financial burden of immigration on American taxpayers, specifically, in the State of Oregon.

8:07: John Miano, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, and co-author of the book: Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers with Michelle Malkin, chats with Bill about the effect of illegal immigration on the American tech-workforce. Read John’s Blog right HERE.

8:24: Congressman Steve King, representative of Iowa’s 4th District, talks with Bill about the Democrats “sitting-in”, immigration, Paul Ryan and other goings-on in Washington D.C.

8:50: Neil Munro, a Washington D.C. editor of Breitbart News, joins Bill in the booth for a journalistic perspective on immigration, and its impact on the 2016 election. Check out Neil’s articles on Breitbart.com, right HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-22-2016: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. AT THE “HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE” EVENT.

6:12: Ira Mehlman, Media Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, chats with Bill to talk about the consequences of illegal immigration on the American workforce. Learn more at fairus.org.

6:22: Sheriff Paul Babeu, of Pinal County, Arizona, talks with Bill about his county’s struggle with illegal immigration, despite being 70 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.

6:30: Don Rosenburg. Mr. Rosenburg’s son Drew was killed by an illegal immigrant driver while riding his motorcycle in San Francisco, a known sanctuary city, in 2010. You can read the story of Mr. Rosenberg’s struggle for justice for his son right here at UnlicensedToKill.org.

7:20: Lou Barletta, Republican congressman from Pennslyvania’s 11th District stops by to chat with Bill about the squeezing of The Keystone State’s workforce by illegal immigration.

7:30: Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, joins Bill. You can read Jessica’s blog right HERE, and for more information on CIS, click here.

7:45: Joe Guzzardi, Media Director for Californians for Population Stabilization, chats with Bill about California’s problems with Illegal immigration. Check out Joe’s blog right HERE. For more information on CAPS, click right HERE.

8:20: Michael Harrison, Publisher and Editor of Talkers Magazine, joins Bill about talk radio vs. other media outlets in America today.

8:35: Tom Tancredo, former Colorado congressman, and founder of Team America PAC, talks with Bill about how to protect our borders, language, and shared American culture.

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6-20 TO 6-24-2016

Jun 20, 2016 -- 8:00am


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I THINK TRUMP "LET HER HAVE IT"

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-23-2016: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. AND THE “HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE” EVENT PUT ON BY THE FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM. DAY 2.

6:12: Dan Stein. The President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform joins Bill to talk about how House Democrats seem to be turning a blind eye toward illegal immigration. Learn more at fairus.org.

6:35: Erica Valdez, a New Mexico rancher, who ranches more than 40,000 acres along the border gives Bill a firsthand account of how lax security is on the border, and her feeling on a possible border wall.

7:10: Rusty Fleming, director of the hard-hitting documentary: Drug Wars, talks with Bill about how the Mexican drug cartels are, in a way, invading American schools, and using street gangs to recruit operatives here in the United States.

Learn more about Rusty at rustyflemingconsulting.com.

7:25: Chris Cabrera, Vice President and Spokesperson of the National Border Patrol Council, and Border Patrol agent, chats with Bill about the reality of the fight to protect America’s borders in the State of Texas.

7:43: Jack Martin, a Native Oregonian, and Director of Special Projects, Federation for American Immigration Reform, (FAIR), joins Bill to talk about the financial burden of immigration on American taxpayers, specifically, in the State of Oregon.

8:07: John Miano, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, and co-author of the book: Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers with Michelle Malkin, chats with Bill about the effect of illegal immigration on the American tech-workforce. Read John’s Blog right HERE.

8:24: Congressman Steve King, representative of Iowa’s 4th District, talks with Bill about the Democrats “sitting-in”, immigration, Paul Ryan and other goings-on in Washington D.C.

8:50: Neil Munro, a Washington D.C. editor of Breitbart News, joins Bill in the booth for a journalistic perspective on immigration, and its impact on the 2016 election. Check out Neil’s articles on Breitbart.com, right HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-22-2016: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. AT THE “HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE” EVENT.

6:12: Ira Mehlman, Media Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, chats with Bill to talk about the consequences of illegal immigration on the American workforce. Learn more at fairus.org.

6:22: Sheriff Paul Babeu, of Pinal County, Arizona, talks with Bill about his county’s struggle with illegal immigration, despite being 70 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.

6:30: Don Rosenburg. Mr. Rosenburg’s son Drew was killed by an illegal immigrant driver while riding his motorcycle in San Francisco, a known sanctuary city, in 2010. You can read the story of Mr. Rosenberg’s struggle for justice for his son right here at UnlicensedToKill.org.

7:20: Lou Barletta, Republican congressman from Pennslyvania’s 11th District stops by to chat with Bill about the squeezing of The Keystone State’s workforce by illegal immigration.

7:30: Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, joins Bill. You can read Jessica’s blog right HERE, and for more information on CIS, click here.

7:45: Joe Guzzardi, Media Director for Californians for Population Stabilization, chats with Bill about California’s problems with Illegal immigration. Check out Joe’s blog right HERE. For more information on CAPS, click right HERE.

8:20: Michael Harrison, Publisher and Editor of Talkers Magazine, joins Bill about talk radio vs. other media outlets in America today.

8:35: Tom Tancredo, former Colorado congressman, and founder of Team America PAC, talks with Bill about how to protect our borders, language, and shared American culture.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-20-2016:

6:35: Dale Matthews with Badcounty.com chats with Bill about all things in Josephine County news.

7:05: Greg Roberts. Mr Outdoors himself of Rogueweather.com, brings you The Monday Outdoor Report. Brought to you by

Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Dr. Bud Pierce, GOP candidate for Oregon governor, chats with Bill about his plans for the state, if elected. You can find more information at BudPierceforOregon.com.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for Visiting Past & Present. Today's visit: Del Rio Vineyards.

8:35: The folks from Logos Charter School join Bill in studio for today's "Whose Business Is It Anyway?" interview.

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HOW IS SENATOR JEFF "THE MERK" GOING TO SPIN THIS?

Important bad news always gets released on Fridays - 2017 health insurance price increases for Jackson County from the state are shocking -15, 25, 35% increases, and MANY companies no longer offering policies. Torches and Pitchforks are in order for supporters and voters for the "Unaffordable and Unavailable Care Act". See the rates at http://www.oregon.gov/…/Ins…/healthrates/Pages/proposed.aspx


NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG

Headline on Jihad Watch speaks volumes: "51% of U.S. Muslims want Sharia; 60% of young Muslims more loyal to Islam than to U.S.". Your open borders crowd, your PC butt-kissing "leaders" encourage a 5th Column. No wonder they want this, it creates the conflict to bringing on global government...to "keep you safe", of course.


A good reminder...

MEDFORD'S "LEAD" PROBLEM

Curt Ankerberg pointed out to me something that most people overlooked. In the June 14th MT story "Commission employees went to a fire hydrant outside the building and collected a sample...Bristol said the city WOULDN'T GIVE PERMISSION TO TEST THE WATER AT THE METER", which would have been normal protocol. Adding she didn't know why the city didn't give permission.

Hmmmm

Given the other reports coming my way from FB friends saying there were lead connectors on 10th street paved over 15 years ago, one could be forgiven for wondering whether the city knows that there's either a serious, or at the very least EXPENSIVE problem brewing over these old pipes. What's more important - fixing old water pipes or $10 million + to widen and rebuild Foothill so the Good Ol' boys can develop the land without paying for street upgrades? <sarcasm alert>


TERROR IN ORLANDO, AND BILL O'REILLY

Right on cue, Bill O'Reilly talks of "Certain kinds of deadly weapons should be banned for sale by congressional legislation". And which ones might those be, Mr. O? The terrorist had a standard AR-style semiautomatic rifle owned by tens of millions of law-abiding Americans. He continues "The right to own firearms for personal protection, to protect your family, should be protected."

Certainly a facile opinion from a New York type who thinks the 2nd amendment is there to protect you solely from someone kicking down your door, or to go duck hunting. What's lost in all the terror talk is the 2nd A is the right to revolution, to ultimately resist the government bastard trying to haul your family off to the gulag. Eviscerate what's left of that right, and we're little better off than the former Soviet Union, just with better cars and plentiful toilet paper.

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BILL'S GUEST FOR 6-17-2016:

7:05: The Oudoor Report, with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts, of Rogueweather.com, tells you what's the hot outdoor thing to do this weekend. Brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Author Stephen Coontz chats with Bill about his latest book: Liberty's Last Stand. You can learn more about Stephen and his books at Coontz.com.

7:35: Dive down the rabbit hole, as Mr. X joins Bill in studio to talk about the latest shenanigans from Gang Green, policy consensus and Kumbayah!

8:10: Ruth Broadman, former president of Jackson County Republican Women, joins Bill in studio to express how important turnout is, in the upcoming general election.

8:35: Greg Roberts returns to chat with Bill about the Jackson County wolf issue.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-15-2016:

6:35: Gwen Patton, First Speaker for Pink Pistols International, chats with Bill, about the LGBT community and firearm ownership.

Pink Pistols Saddened by Attack on Orlando Club

Gwendolyn Patton, First Speaker of the Pink Pistols, an international GLBT self-defense organization, warns people not to jump immediately to the assailant’s guns as the object of blame, but to concentrate instead on Mateen’s violent acts. “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” began Patton. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul. I say again, GUNS did not do this. A human being did this, a dead human being. Our job now is not to demonize the man’s tools, but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future.”

7:10: Dr. Merrill Matthews at the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill about a piece he wrote on Rare, how President Obama has built a wall of socialism, via Obamacare to keep the masses in. You can read the article right HERE.

7:35: MPD Lt. Kerry Curtis joins Bill in studio for Crimestoppers, and the Case of The Week.

8:35: Sara King Cole from Brittfest.org joins Bill in studio to talk about the latest Britt Festival shows.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-14-2016:

6:15: Larry Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners of America, chats with Bill about the aftermath of the Orlando mass murder, and the possible future of firearms in America.

Larry Pratt now serves as the Executive Director Emeritus and served as Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 30 years. GOA is a national grassroots organization representing more than one million American gun owners dedicated to promoting their 2nd Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms. GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency. Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, CBS’ Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire, Larry King Live, and Piers Morgan Show, Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC’s Phil Donahue and Dan Abrams show, and many others. Larry Pratt has debated Congressmen James Traficant, Jr. (D-OH), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Vice President Al Gore, among others. His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country. Pratt published a book, “Armed People Victorious,” in 1990 and was editor of a book, “Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias,” in 1995.

His latest book is “On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty.”

He has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates. Pratt directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer Research.

6:35: Dale Matthews of Badcounty.com gives us an update on the goings-on in Josephine County.

7:10: Jeff Clayton, Policy Director of The American Bail Coalition calls the show. Could the lack of bail bonds in Oregon be making our state a haven for bail jumpers from other states?

Jeff Clayton joined the American Bail Coalition as Policy Director in May 2015. He has worked in various capacities as a public policy and government relations professional for fifteen years, and also as licensed attorney for the past twelve years. Most recently, he worked as the General Counsel for the Professional Bail Agents of Colorado, in addition to serving other clients in legal, legislative, and policy matters. Jeff spent six years in government service, representing the Colorado State Courts and Probation Department, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the United States Secretary of Transportation. He is also a prior Presidential Management Fellow and Finalist for the U.S. Supreme Court fellows program. Mr. Clayton holds a B.B.A. from Baylor University, a M.S. (Public Policy) from the University of Rochester, N.Y., and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver.

7:35: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation, and "Concealed Carry Kevin," join Bill via phone, to talk about a situation that happened during SOU's graduation ceremony last Saturday. Was SOU's security agent lawfully asking Kevin to leave the premesis because he was carrying concealed? Bill, and the two Kevin's kick it around.

My daughter graduated with honors from SOU on Saturday. It was a proud day for everyone in our family however it quickly turned into one of the most annoying days I've had. My whole family (some of which flew in from Oklahoma to see it) & friends took up a whole row. We had 12 people sitting through SOU's politically-correct ceremony, everything from a Native American walking along with their "flags" next to the American flag to some of the ridiculous speakers' comments on the environment. My husband sat on the far end next to a fence. Under his shirt on the side away from everyone else was his concealed carry gun. It was a 3 hour long ceremony so we were close to the people around us for a long period of time. Someone behind us must have gotten a glimpse of the outline of his gun when his tucked-in shirt blew in the breeze. The row behind us got up and left halfway through the ceremony and I heard one of them say how uncomfortable they felt.That's when security came, asked my husband if he carried concealed, and told him that he had to leave our daughter's graduation ceremony. He didn't want to cause a scene so he left and put his gun in the car. I'm sure the people behind us felt safer but we all know thats just ignorace. I was annoyed at their stupidity and SOU's ridiculous (and most likely illegal) policy. 
 
   My anger boiled even more when a few hours later that day the shooting occurred in Orlando. Wake up,  America! It's not the concealed gun owner to fear! They are the ones who will help protect you when the nutcase arrives who wants to shoot your loved ones. Gun-free zones are advertisements for killers to come there and shoot people since no one will be armed, not even SOU's so called security. 
 
    Signed,
     A Concealed Carry Family

 

8:35: Oregon State Representative Sal Esquivel gives us the latest on what's going on in Salem. Here's a link to Mr. Esquivel's website.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-13-2016

6:35 Professor Kevin Grisham - Assistant Director of Research at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University in San Bernadino. His research focuses on violent political movements with specific focus on groups from the Middle East and North Africa. 

7:05 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts from Rogue Weather dot com

7:10 Wayne Allen Root, Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative national media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, now back to the GOP. He is a supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.Bill and Wayne discuss his latest Op-Ed President Obama Owes Americans an Apology.

7:35 Medford City Councilman Kevin Stine

8:45 June McReynolds with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Andy Maurer: Football Star and Coach from a Tiny Town

By Dennis Powers

Andy Maurer was born in small Silverton, Oregon (in eastern Willamette Valley) in 1948, and lived in even smaller Prospect (450 people, now) where he attended high school. Maurer played football on an eight-man team, but still stood out from that small town, earning All-American status in football and basketball as a 6-4, 220-pound athlete to go with his track and field marks. 

He continued his athleticism on the collegiate level at the University of Oregon and played in the first game ever at Autzen Stadium when Colorado played Oregon in 1967. His play again stood out--as a fullback, tight end, and offensive lineman at Oregon from 1967-69--being selected by Atlanta during the 3rd round of the 1970 NFL Draft.

As an NFL offensive lineman (right guard and left tackle), he played four years with the Falcons, had two stints with the Minnesota Vikings and one year apiece with the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos--for a total of eight seasons. He was a starting guard for Minnesota in Super Bowl IX (won by the Pittsburgh Steelers), and for Denver in Super Bowl XII (won by the Dallas Cowboys). Maurer appeared in 109 regular season pro-football games, starting 84 of them; he started in all seven playoff games he appeared. Individually, he displayed durability as he put together a four-season consecutive games played streak (1970 to 1973).

After retiring from football, he moved to Medford and was a successful businessman. Maurer may have had his greatest impact when he founded and coached the Cascade Christian High School football program in 1992 (which then didn’t even have a field) and ultimately amassed a 100-78 record with the Challengers in the 1A to 3A class. The Challengers reached the state playoffs six times under him, winning the Class 2A crown in 2006 (returning to Autzen Stadium to lead Cascade Christian to its 27-18 win over Bonanza in this championship game). Cascade then moved up to the 3A level, and his teams reached the semifinal round in three of his final four seasons (retiring in 2010) while enjoying unbeaten regular seasons in 2005 and 2009.

His son, Marty, was quoted: “He didn’t just believe that he was training football players--he believed he was training husbands, fathers, future business owners and leaders, and he took that seriously as an important investment in the lives of the players he coached. Everyone has shared stories about how they’ve had their lives touched by my dad beyond football and it’s pretty cool to hear that.”

He died in early January 2016 at age 67 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Source: Kris Henry, “Ex-grid star, Challengers coach Maurer dies,” Mail Tribune, January 5, 2016, at Andy Maurer; Steve Mims, “Ex-Duck Andy Maurer dies at age 67,” The Register Guard, January 5, 2016, at More on Andy; see “Andy Maurer Statistics,” Pro-Football-Reference.Com at Pro-Football Statistics.


6-13 to 6-17-2016

Jun 13, 2016 -- 5:27am


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HOW IS SENATOR JEFF "THE MERK" GOING TO SPIN THIS?

Important bad news always gets released on Fridays - 2017 health insurance price increases for Jackson County from the state are shocking -15, 25, 35% increases, and MANY companies no longer offering policies. Torches and Pitchforks are in order for supporters and voters for the "Unaffordable and Unavailable Care Act". See the rates at http://www.oregon.gov/…/Ins…/healthrates/Pages/proposed.aspx


NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG

Headline on Jihad Watch speaks volumes: "51% of U.S. Muslims want Sharia; 60% of young Muslims more loyal to Islam than to U.S.". Your open borders crowd, your PC butt-kissing "leaders" encourage a 5th Column. No wonder they want this, it creates the conflict to bringing on global government...to "keep you safe", of course.


A good reminder...

MEDFORD'S "LEAD" PROBLEM

Curt Ankerberg pointed out to me something that most people overlooked. In the June 14th MT story "Commission employees went to a fire hydrant outside the building and collected a sample...Bristol said the city WOULDN'T GIVE PERMISSION TO TEST THE WATER AT THE METER", which would have been normal protocol. Adding she didn't know why the city didn't give permission.

Hmmmm

Given the other reports coming my way from FB friends saying there were lead connectors on 10th street paved over 15 years ago, one could be forgiven for wondering whether the city knows that there's either a serious, or at the very least EXPENSIVE problem brewing over these old pipes. What's more important - fixing old water pipes or $10 million + to widen and rebuild Foothill so the Good Ol' boys can develop the land without paying for street upgrades? <sarcasm alert>


TERROR IN ORLANDO, AND BILL O'REILLY

Right on cue, Bill O'Reilly talks of "Certain kinds of deadly weapons should be banned for sale by congressional legislation". And which ones might those be, Mr. O? The terrorist had a standard AR-style semiautomatic rifle owned by tens of millions of law-abiding Americans. He continues "The right to own firearms for personal protection, to protect your family, should be protected."

Certainly a facile opinion from a New York type who thinks the 2nd amendment is there to protect you solely from someone kicking down your door, or to go duck hunting. What's lost in all the terror talk is the 2nd A is the right to revolution, to ultimately resist the government bastard trying to haul your family off to the gulag. Eviscerate what's left of that right, and we're little better off than the former Soviet Union, just with better cars and plentiful toilet paper.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL'S GUEST FOR 6-17-2016:

7:05: The Oudoor Report, with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts, of Rogueweather.com, tells you what's the hot outdoor thing to do this weekend. Brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Author Stephen Coontz chats with Bill about his latest book: Liberty's Last Stand. You can learn more about Stephen and his books at Coontz.com.

7:35: Dive down the rabbit hole, as Mr. X joins Bill in studio to talk about the latest shenanigans from Gang Green, policy consensus and Kumbayah!

8:10: Ruth Broadman, former president of Jackson County Republican Women, joins Bill in studio to express how important turnout is, in the upcoming general election.

8:35: Greg Roberts returns to chat with Bill about the Jackson County wolf issue.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-15-2016:

6:35: Gwen Patton, First Speaker for Pink Pistols International, chats with Bill, about the LGBT community and firearm ownership.

Pink Pistols Saddened by Attack on Orlando Club

Gwendolyn Patton, First Speaker of the Pink Pistols, an international GLBT self-defense organization, warns people not to jump immediately to the assailant’s guns as the object of blame, but to concentrate instead on Mateen’s violent acts. “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” began Patton. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul. I say again, GUNS did not do this. A human being did this, a dead human being. Our job now is not to demonize the man’s tools, but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future.”

7:10: Dr. Merrill Matthews at the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill about a piece he wrote on Rare, how President Obama has built a wall of socialism, via Obamacare to keep the masses in. You can read the article right HERE.

7:35: MPD Lt. Kerry Curtis joins Bill in studio for Crimestoppers, and the Case of The Week.

8:35: Sara King Cole from Brittfest.org joins Bill in studio to talk about the latest Britt Festival shows.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-14-2016:

6:15: Larry Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners of America, chats with Bill about the aftermath of the Orlando mass murder, and the possible future of firearms in America.

Larry Pratt now serves as the Executive Director Emeritus and served as Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 30 years. GOA is a national grassroots organization representing more than one million American gun owners dedicated to promoting their 2nd Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms. GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency. Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, CBS’ Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire, Larry King Live, and Piers Morgan Show, Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC’s Phil Donahue and Dan Abrams show, and many others. Larry Pratt has debated Congressmen James Traficant, Jr. (D-OH), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Vice President Al Gore, among others. His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country. Pratt published a book, “Armed People Victorious,” in 1990 and was editor of a book, “Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias,” in 1995.

His latest book is “On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty.”

He has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates. Pratt directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer Research.

6:35: Dale Matthews of Badcounty.com gives us an update on the goings-on in Josephine County.

7:10: Jeff Clayton, Policy Director of The American Bail Coalition calls the show. Could the lack of bail bonds in Oregon be making our state a haven for bail jumpers from other states?

Jeff Clayton joined the American Bail Coalition as Policy Director in May 2015. He has worked in various capacities as a public policy and government relations professional for fifteen years, and also as licensed attorney for the past twelve years. Most recently, he worked as the General Counsel for the Professional Bail Agents of Colorado, in addition to serving other clients in legal, legislative, and policy matters. Jeff spent six years in government service, representing the Colorado State Courts and Probation Department, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the United States Secretary of Transportation. He is also a prior Presidential Management Fellow and Finalist for the U.S. Supreme Court fellows program. Mr. Clayton holds a B.B.A. from Baylor University, a M.S. (Public Policy) from the University of Rochester, N.Y., and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver.

7:35: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation, and "Concealed Carry Kevin," join Bill via phone, to talk about a situation that happened during SOU's graduation ceremony last Saturday. Was SOU's security agent lawfully asking Kevin to leave the premesis because he was carrying concealed? Bill, and the two Kevin's kick it around.

My daughter graduated with honors from SOU on Saturday. It was a proud day for everyone in our family however it quickly turned into one of the most annoying days I've had. My whole family (some of which flew in from Oklahoma to see it) & friends took up a whole row. We had 12 people sitting through SOU's politically-correct ceremony, everything from a Native American walking along with their "flags" next to the American flag to some of the ridiculous speakers' comments on the environment. My husband sat on the far end next to a fence. Under his shirt on the side away from everyone else was his concealed carry gun. It was a 3 hour long ceremony so we were close to the people around us for a long period of time. Someone behind us must have gotten a glimpse of the outline of his gun when his tucked-in shirt blew in the breeze. The row behind us got up and left halfway through the ceremony and I heard one of them say how uncomfortable they felt.That's when security came, asked my husband if he carried concealed, and told him that he had to leave our daughter's graduation ceremony. He didn't want to cause a scene so he left and put his gun in the car. I'm sure the people behind us felt safer but we all know thats just ignorace. I was annoyed at their stupidity and SOU's ridiculous (and most likely illegal) policy. 
 
   My anger boiled even more when a few hours later that day the shooting occurred in Orlando. Wake up,  America! It's not the concealed gun owner to fear! They are the ones who will help protect you when the nutcase arrives who wants to shoot your loved ones. Gun-free zones are advertisements for killers to come there and shoot people since no one will be armed, not even SOU's so called security. 
 
    Signed,
     A Concealed Carry Family

 

8:35: Oregon State Representative Sal Esquivel gives us the latest on what's going on in Salem. Here's a link to Mr. Esquivel's website.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-13-2016

6:35 Professor Kevin Grisham - Assistant Director of Research at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University in San Bernadino. His research focuses on violent political movements with specific focus on groups from the Middle East and North Africa. 

7:05 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts from Rogue Weather dot com

7:10 Wayne Allen Root, Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative national media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, now back to the GOP. He is a supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.Bill and Wayne discuss his latest Op-Ed President Obama Owes Americans an Apology.

7:35 Medford City Councilman Kevin Stine

8:45 June McReynolds with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Andy Maurer: Football Star and Coach from a Tiny Town

By Dennis Powers

Andy Maurer was born in small Silverton, Oregon (in eastern Willamette Valley) in 1948, and lived in even smaller Prospect (450 people, now) where he attended high school. Maurer played football on an eight-man team, but still stood out from that small town, earning All-American status in football and basketball as a 6-4, 220-pound athlete to go with his track and field marks. 

He continued his athleticism on the collegiate level at the University of Oregon and played in the first game ever at Autzen Stadium when Colorado played Oregon in 1967. His play again stood out--as a fullback, tight end, and offensive lineman at Oregon from 1967-69--being selected by Atlanta during the 3rd round of the 1970 NFL Draft.

As an NFL offensive lineman (right guard and left tackle), he played four years with the Falcons, had two stints with the Minnesota Vikings and one year apiece with the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos--for a total of eight seasons. He was a starting guard for Minnesota in Super Bowl IX (won by the Pittsburgh Steelers), and for Denver in Super Bowl XII (won by the Dallas Cowboys). Maurer appeared in 109 regular season pro-football games, starting 84 of them; he started in all seven playoff games he appeared. Individually, he displayed durability as he put together a four-season consecutive games played streak (1970 to 1973).

After retiring from football, he moved to Medford and was a successful businessman. Maurer may have had his greatest impact when he founded and coached the Cascade Christian High School football program in 1992 (which then didn’t even have a field) and ultimately amassed a 100-78 record with the Challengers in the 1A to 3A class. The Challengers reached the state playoffs six times under him, winning the Class 2A crown in 2006 (returning to Autzen Stadium to lead Cascade Christian to its 27-18 win over Bonanza in this championship game). Cascade then moved up to the 3A level, and his teams reached the semifinal round in three of his final four seasons (retiring in 2010) while enjoying unbeaten regular seasons in 2005 and 2009.

His son, Marty, was quoted: “He didn’t just believe that he was training football players--he believed he was training husbands, fathers, future business owners and leaders, and he took that seriously as an important investment in the lives of the players he coached. Everyone has shared stories about how they’ve had their lives touched by my dad beyond football and it’s pretty cool to hear that.”

He died in early January 2016 at age 67 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Source: Kris Henry, “Ex-grid star, Challengers coach Maurer dies,” Mail Tribune, January 5, 2016, at Andy Maurer; Steve Mims, “Ex-Duck Andy Maurer dies at age 67,” The Register Guard, January 5, 2016, at More on Andy; see “Andy Maurer Statistics,” Pro-Football-Reference.Com at Pro-Football Statistics.


6-6 to 6-10-2016

Jun 06, 2016 -- 6:45am


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Here's some pics of some neighborhood homes that they'll be talking about...see any problems?

 

 

 

KEEP IT UP, LEFTIES....

And the (imo) vermin mayor of San Jose,  Sam Liccardo, justifies the mob violence:  "At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,. He is a Hillary Clinton supporter, and given his lack of understanding of the 1st amendment of the Bill of Rights, is clearly unfit to serve.


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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-8-2016:

6:35: John LeBouttilier of Fox News Channel’s Political Insiders, chats with Bill about Tuesday night’s final round of primary elections. You can check out John’s blog right HERE.

7:10: Jenny Hall, Josephine County Emergency Manager, joins Bill in studio to talk about a joint earthquake training exercise with Jackson County, and the American Red Cross.

The drill will take place on June 9th, from 8am until 3pm at Patrick Elementary School in Gold Hill. For more information, you can contact Sara Rubrecht at Jackson County Emergency Management at 541-774-6790, or, Jes Webb, PIO for this exercise at 541-660-2182.

7:35: Crimestoppers with Medford Police Department’s Lt. Kevin Walruf joins Bill in studio with the Crimestoppers Case of The Week.

William Jack Smail, who eluded Rogue River Police a few days ago is still on the run. Smail is a “frequent flyer,” who has done prison time. Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest.

8:10: Eric Peters of EPAutos.com chats with Bill about an article he wrote on how license plate scanners may be allowing police to search you without you knowing about it! You can read Eric’s article on the subject right HERE.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-7-2016:

6:30: Rooster McConaughey & Butch Gilliam of the CNBCPrime show West Texas Investors Club, join Bill. The new season starts tonight.

7:35: Caleb Carr, president and co-founder of Students For Intellectual Property Rights, chats with Bill about how state colleges and universities are claiming ownership of items that students are creating.

8:10: John Hart, the editor-in-chief of Opportunity Lives, a news organization dedicated to discovering and highlighting real life success stories and solutions across America, chats with Bill about an article he wrote, on the shrinking of the GOP's caring deficit. You can read the article HERE.

8:35: Randall and Brent from Advanced Air & Metal, join Bill in studio for today's "Whose Business is it Anyway?" interview.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-6-2016:

6:35: Dale Matthews from Badcounty.com, chats with Bill about parking woes in Josephine County.

7:05: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts from rogueweather.com. Brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Peter Pitts, a former FDA Associate Commissioner for External Relations, and current president, and co-founder of The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, talks with Bill about antibiotics, and a Washington Post article describing how antibiotics could be "on the way out." You can find his book: Become Strategic or Die, right HERE.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for Visiting Past & Present. You can find Dr. Powers' books and bio right HERE.

Building Medford's Downtown

By Dennis Powers

 

Less than half the size of the original 10-story tower proposed a decade ago (but scaled down owing to the economy and city), Lithia Motors' new headquarters--built on land it already owned (basically, the old location of its car lots)--was completed in August 2012. The four-stories high, 70,000 square-foot structure brought together eight different departments of the now $8 billion-dollar-annual-sales car company.

 

Layers of glass--from the entryway to the rooftop--allows light to shower the structure from 360 degrees. Building meeting rooms have different automotive names, from Cadillac to Tucker. The first floor has retail space, including Lithia's franchised Starbucks with the next three floors for the company. From the top executive floor, Wagner and Anderson buttes and Roxy Ann Peak seem close. Passenger airlines pass by at eye level, and cars on I-5 seem to be floating through the trees.

 

Mark DeBoer (Lithia’s Vice President of Real Estate) with father Sid oversaw the construction of Lithia’s headquarters, and Mark played a key role in the development of The Commons, the two-block-long park next to Lithia, planning this is to be an anchor for downtown development. Lithia partnered with the Medford Urban Renewal Agency (“MURA”) to create The Commons. Both the headquarters and park were completed at the same time and were public-private partnerships with some $14.1 million in MURA dollars invested in the two projects--and matched by Lithia.

 

Next was the Red Lion Inn, immediately across Riverside Avenue from The Commons. A complicated deal involving MURA, the City of Medford, and DHD, LLC (set up by Sid and Mark DeBoer), were involved. DHD bought the entire 8-acre Red Lion property for $2.8 million with the intention of selling the hotel back to hotel developers, Doug and Becky Neuman, and another part to the City. The couple had already completed a major renovation of the Lithia Springs Resort (north of Ashland), along with the Windmill Inn (on Ashland's south side), not to mention the Ashland Springs Hotel and other developments. 

 

DHD arranged the financing so that the Neumans could own the hotel, and the couple invested some $1.5 million in its renovation. The new name: The Inn at the Commons. The city of Medford purchased a 3.29-acre portion of the Red Lion property for $1.6 million from urban renewal funds. The hotel featured 185 rooms, but that number dropped to 118 when the city took over its portion of the property to demolish those rooms to make way for a public parking lot.

 

Although not adjacent to this development, One West Main is another piece of the revitalization. Three local companies financed the cost of all but $2 million of the $9 million project, which opened in 2014. MURA paid the rest. The 116,600-square-foot, four-story building in the heart of downtown serves as the headquarters for Pacific Retirement Services (owner/operators of nationwide retirement communities, including the Manor), Rogue Disposal & Recycling, and Procare Software (a developer of accounting software for daycare and childcare facilities). The lower floor is available for retail tenants.

 

Not surprisingly, more development has occurred around The Commons. In October 2014, Neil Clooney (owner of Smithfields Restaurant in Ashland) opened The Bohemian Club in the restored brick building at 123 W. Main St. Behind the historic sign, the space still includes a restaurant (a Southern inspired menu) and bar downstairs with a nightclub upstairs, as well as an outside patio. Ashland developer Allan Sandler won the city’s approval to build 26 units of downtown housing (named “The Sky Box”) that’s a few blocks from Lithia’s headquarters. Plus, a major renovation of Hawthorne Park ($1.65 million)--just across I-5 from Lithia and the Inn at the Commons--is underway.

Meanwhile, the Sam Jennings building--a downtown Medford fixture for nearly 100 years and located at the corner of Riverside Avenue and East 4th Street--has been having run-ins with city officials, dating back to 2013 about its “unsightly” equipment, among other issues. (Mayor Gary Wheeler acknowledged in 2013 that he had filed one of the complaints.) Dan Reisinger and his family own the truck and heavy equipment repair shop. All six properties downtown have been put up for sale for $1.8 million, and it remains to be seen what will happen.

 

Sources: Dan Cook, “Will Medford Ever Be Cool?”, Oregon Business, February 2015, at Downtown Development; Greg Stiles, “Inside Lithia's glass walls,” Mail Tribune, August 9, 2012, at Lithia's Headquarters; Damian Mann, “Ashlanders plan major upgrade for Red Lion,” Mail Tribune, August 22, 2013, atInn at the Commons; Damian Mann, “Downtown offices have trouble landing retail tenants for first floors,” Mail Tribune, February 22, 2016, at Retail Outlook; Damian Mann, “Sam Jennings cited by city,” Mail Tribune, May 11, 2016, at Sam Jennings Citations.

 

 

8:35: Michael Campbell, board member for Medford 549C joins Bill in studio to discuss lead in drinking water in area schools.

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5-31 to 6-3-2016

May 31, 2016 -- 5:50am


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KEEP IT UP, LEFTIES....

And the (imo) vermin mayor of San Jose,  Sam Liccardo, justifies the mob violence:  "At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,. He is a Hillary Clinton supporter, and given his lack of understanding of the 1st amendment of the Bill of Rights, is clearly unfit to serve.


BILL'S WISH OF THE DAY...

If there's one PC phrase I'd like eliminated from the public lexicon, it's "Give Back". When folks are implored to "Give Back" it implies that you somehow "Took FROM" to become successful. If you'd like to GIVE to the community, fine, for that is true generosity. Our fuzzy socialist/communist/collectivist herd is always trying to tar and punish those who do well, and do good. Enough of this faulty zero-sum thinking that for someone to be successful, someone else became poor.


Feeling sensitive today?

 

 

BIG PROPERTY RIGHTS WIN FROM PLF

I'll have more analysis on Wednesday Morning's Show.


GORILLA KILLED TO SAVE BOY, animal rights types  outraged

I don't see the problem, what about you?


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-3-16:

6:12: Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. Attourney, and director of the non-partisan watchdog, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or "FACT," chats with Bill, with a deeper look into the Hillary Clinton E-mail scandal. You can read his Washington Times artcle on the subject right HERE.

7:10: The Oudoor Report, with Mr. Outdoors himself: Greg Roberts. Brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Patrick Wood, author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation, joins Bill to talk about the latest shenanigans by the Technocrats. There are three particular subjects: The U.N.'s intention to implement a new food system. The Portland Public School Board's ban on textbooks that do not support climate change. And, a new arms race, between the U.S., Russia and China. Nuclear weapons? Nope. Killer robots. For more, check out Technocracy News and Trends.

8:10: Mighty John Marshall, The Record Guy, joins Bill to talk about the top 10 records of summer. see more at moneymusic.com.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-2-16:

6:35: Katie Yoder with the Media Research Center, chats will Bill about how 54 times more news coverage was given to the death of Harambe the gorilla, while over 69 people were shot in Chicago, with no mention. You can read her post on Newsbusters.org, right HERE.

7:10: Jim Lunders of Jackson County Vector Control, joins Bill in studio to talk about the Zika Virus, and how to stop mosquito/abatement, and the first Zika baby born.

7:35: Michael Daugherty, a senior writer at Cyber Defense Magazine, and author of the book: The Devil Inside The Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the US Government's Surveillance and Overreach Into Cyber-security, Medicine and Small Business talks with Bill about how social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter are partnering with the European Union to combat online "hate speech."

8:10: Mr. X, Bill's crack Gang Green researcher leaves The Bunker, and joins Bill in studio. Could The Green Mafia in Oregon be getting nervous, perhaps even scared about the exposure of the illegitimate methods used to push their agenda? Mr. X touches on that.

8:45: Medford Beerweek 2016 begins today. Will McCloud, will join Bill in studio.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-1-16:

6:50: Michael D'Antonio. The "unauthorized biographer," of Donald Trump, chats will Bill, with a different look at the GOP Presidential front runner. His new book, The Truth about Trump is out today.

7:10: Dale Matthews of Badcounty.com, joins Bill to talk all things Josephine County.

7:35: Crimestoppers, with Lt. Kerry Curtis joins Bill in studio with the MPD Case of The Week.

8:10: Reed Harper of the Pacific Legal Foundation chats with Bill about a huge win for property rights at the Supreme Court.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-31-16:

6:35: Doug Sachtleben of The Club For Growth, talks with Bill about a National Review article on the Club's focus on Congressional races. 

7:10: "Mr. Outdoors," Greg Roberts calls in with the Waterworld Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.

8:10: Will Reishman, Strategic Financial, (541) 773-7774, joins Bill in studio to mull over the question: "Is Bill Clinton 'THE FIX' for the economy as HIllary is claiming?"

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-27-16:

6:15: Norman Leahy with AMInewswire.com writes an article about how the U.S. is using antiquated computer systems to run nuke arsenal.

6:35: Brooks Moore, the voice of the Science Channel tv show "How It's Made," chats with Bill.

7:05: The Outdoor Report, with Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com.

7:15: Dustin Siggins pens an article on TheStream.org about how Texas Attourney General Ken Paxton is suing the Obama Administration over the Transgender bathroom edict.

8:10: Chris Dennett, one of the owners of Beerworks Bar & Bottle Shop, joins Bill in studio, to talk about a new Beerworks to open in Jacksonville.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-25-16

6:35 Liz Peek, contributor to TheFiscalTimes.com and her article today - Why Bernie Should Hit Hillary Clinton over the allegations in "Clinton Cash" documentary.

7:10 Mr. X explains how a few people take over our government with Policy Consensus.

7:35 Secretary State candidate Dennis Richardson talks Cover Oregon's fraud, Kate Brown's involvement. More on Dennis Richardson's candidacy HERE.

8:10 More Mr X on the Polar Bear issue


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-23-16

6:35 BadCounty.com's Dale Matthews, JoCo news

7:05 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts

7:10 Jennifer Burke, editor at Politistick.com, we discuss how Facebook might censor conservative views, but GOOGLE may be even worse!

8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

The Rogue Credit Union

By Dennis Powers

The lack of financial services in the mid-1950s brought a group of 10 teachers in Southern Oregon together to find a way to help one another. By forming a non-profit, financial cooperative (or credit union)--owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit--they ensured in 1956 to have access to fairly priced credit, a safe investment, and generally lower fees.

Members elect a volunteer board of directors to oversee the credit union, and the President/CEO reports to this board. Membership then was open to public school employees who worked in Jackson County, employees of the Credit Union, immediate family members, and organizations to which they belonged.

During the early 1960s, Jackson County Teachers Federal Credit Union (“JCTFCU”), as it was known, moved from a garage into an office, started a newsletter, and hit the $1 million mark in assets. They ended the decade having a part-time operation in Ashland.

In 1972, a merger and name change to Rogue Federal Credit Union allowed membership to expand to city, county, state, and school employees. Rogue Credit Union in 1980 met the $20 million mark in assets and in 1984 opened its Ashland Branch. The 30th year was marked with the opening of an office in North Medford and the credit union hit $50 million in assets by 1986.

With the end of 1996 and 40 years later, Rogue Credit Union (“RCU”) boasted $120 million in assets and over 27,000 members. During 2001, the National Credit Union Administration approved an amendment to its charter expanding membership to include Josephine and Klamath counties, as well as allowing a branch to be operated in Grants Pass (2004) and Klamath Falls (2005).

In 2012, it purchased and assumed the Oregon operations of Chetco Federal Credit Union from the National Credit Union Administration. This resulted in the addition of Curry, Coos and Del Norte counties to the charter area (with five full service branches from Brookings to Bandon). Presently with 15 full-service branch locations in six Oregon counties (with one California location in Del Norte county), and one drive-up location in Medford, it serves a variety of financial needs from basic financial services to mortgage loans, investment services, and business loans.

In 2015, RCU was recognized as the #1 Financial Institution in the Mail Tribune Reader’s Choice Award (the 7th year in a row), and earned the #1 place for Best Customer Service in the Curry Coastal Pilot Reader’s Choice Award. Oregon Business Magazine also recognized it as the #1 Best Large Non-Profit to work for in Oregon.

The credit union now has over 100,000 members, boasts assets in excess of $1 billion (85% of this is loaned out to members), and returned last year $2.5 million in dividends. Any person who lives, works, owns a business or has an immediate family member in 28 Oregon counties (this state has 36) can become a member and keeps ownership by maintaining a savings account balance of at least $5; each person is allowed only one share in the credit union.

Its growth rate is among the top five credit unions in the country and led Oregon’s credit unions with a 12 3/4th percent growth in 2015, outpacing the 5% state average--all due to continuing excellent management, every member being an owner, and the efforts of one small, insightful group in 1956.  

Sources: “The History of Rogue Credit Union,” at RCU History; Greg Stiles, “Rogue Credit Union's net income rises 3.7 percent,” Mail Tribune, April 15, 2016, at RCU Financials; President’s Report (2015) atRCU Annual Report; see also “RCU Membership” at Membership.

 

5-23 to 5-27-2016

May 23, 2016 -- 5:26am


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SCHOOLKIDS ENLISTED TO HELP CANDIDATE VAL HOYLE GET RE-ELECTED

(and they got class credit)

Thanks to Victoria Taft for getting this out there.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-27-16:

6:15: Norman Leahy with AMInewswire.com writes an article about how the U.S. is using antiquated computer systems to run nuke arsenal.

6:35: Brooks Moore, the voice of the Science Channel tv show "How It's Made," chats with Bill.

7:05: The Outdoor Report, with Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com.

7:15: Dustin Siggins pens an article on TheStream.org about how Texas Attourney General Ken Paxton is suing the Obama Administration over the Transgender bathroom edict.

8:10: Chris Dennett, one of the owners of Beerworks Bar & Bottle Shop, joins Bill in studio, to talk about a new Beerworks to open in Jacksonville.

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-25-16

6:35 Liz Peek, contributor to TheFiscalTimes.com and her article today - Why Bernie Should Hit Hillary Clinton over the allegations in "Clinton Cash" documentary.

7:10 Mr. X explains how a few people take over our government with Policy Consensus.

7:35 Secretary State candidate Dennis Richardson talks Cover Oregon's fraud, Kate Brown's involvement. More on Dennis Richardson's candidacy HERE.

8:10 More Mr X on the Polar Bear issue


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-23-16

6:35 BadCounty.com's Dale Matthews, JoCo news

7:05 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts

7:10 Jennifer Burke, editor at Politistick.com, we discuss how Facebook might censor conservative views, but GOOGLE may be even worse!

8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

The Rogue Credit Union

By Dennis Powers

The lack of financial services in the mid-1950s brought a group of 10 teachers in Southern Oregon together to find a way to help one another. By forming a non-profit, financial cooperative (or credit union)--owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit--they ensured in 1956 to have access to fairly priced credit, a safe investment, and generally lower fees.

Members elect a volunteer board of directors to oversee the credit union, and the President/CEO reports to this board. Membership then was open to public school employees who worked in Jackson County, employees of the Credit Union, immediate family members, and organizations to which they belonged.

During the early 1960s, Jackson County Teachers Federal Credit Union (“JCTFCU”), as it was known, moved from a garage into an office, started a newsletter, and hit the $1 million mark in assets. They ended the decade having a part-time operation in Ashland.

In 1972, a merger and name change to Rogue Federal Credit Union allowed membership to expand to city, county, state, and school employees. Rogue Credit Union in 1980 met the $20 million mark in assets and in 1984 opened its Ashland Branch. The 30th year was marked with the opening of an office in North Medford and the credit union hit $50 million in assets by 1986.

With the end of 1996 and 40 years later, Rogue Credit Union (“RCU”) boasted $120 million in assets and over 27,000 members. During 2001, the National Credit Union Administration approved an amendment to its charter expanding membership to include Josephine and Klamath counties, as well as allowing a branch to be operated in Grants Pass (2004) and Klamath Falls (2005).

In 2012, it purchased and assumed the Oregon operations of Chetco Federal Credit Union from the National Credit Union Administration. This resulted in the addition of Curry, Coos and Del Norte counties to the charter area (with five full service branches from Brookings to Bandon). Presently with 15 full-service branch locations in six Oregon counties (with one California location in Del Norte county), and one drive-up location in Medford, it serves a variety of financial needs from basic financial services to mortgage loans, investment services, and business loans.

In 2015, RCU was recognized as the #1 Financial Institution in the Mail Tribune Reader’s Choice Award (the 7th year in a row), and earned the #1 place for Best Customer Service in the Curry Coastal Pilot Reader’s Choice Award. Oregon Business Magazine also recognized it as the #1 Best Large Non-Profit to work for in Oregon.

The credit union now has over 100,000 members, boasts assets in excess of $1 billion (85% of this is loaned out to members), and returned last year $2.5 million in dividends. Any person who lives, works, owns a business or has an immediate family member in 28 Oregon counties (this state has 36) can become a member and keeps ownership by maintaining a savings account balance of at least $5; each person is allowed only one share in the credit union.

Its growth rate is among the top five credit unions in the country and led Oregon’s credit unions with a 12 3/4th percent growth in 2015, outpacing the 5% state average--all due to continuing excellent management, every member being an owner, and the efforts of one small, insightful group in 1956.  

Sources: “The History of Rogue Credit Union,” at RCU History; Greg Stiles, “Rogue Credit Union's net income rises 3.7 percent,” Mail Tribune, April 15, 2016, at RCU Financials; President’s Report (2015) atRCU Annual Report; see also “RCU Membership” at Membership.

 

5-16 to 5-20-2016

May 16, 2016 -- 6:05pm


RIP Stuart Sennet, a member of our southern Oregon "family". Stu died in a car crash last Saturday morning in Grants Pass. His truck struck a power pole, officer on the scene gave him CPR, but he didn't make it. Prayers for his wife and family and friends. He was a real patriot, and I always enjoyed his calls to the show, and our personal talks. Stu didn't have an "Edit" button, and told it like it is.


COMMUNITY JUSTICE

If you even need encouragement to lead a straight and narrow life, just drop by Jackson County Elections on W. Main, and hang out on the first floor with all the folks lined up for the Community Justice Center there. (parole/probation/supervision) I went to elections for a replacement ballot the other day, and the sense of frustration, disappointment, weariness, and anger was almost palpable with the CJ clients. Sure, you're not in prison, but you're not really free, either. Honestly said a prayer to myself for those I saw...compassion dictates that we hope they all pull their lives together, vanquish the drug demons or whatever choices have messed up their lives.


HERE'S THAT "LICKI BRUSH" I WAS TALKING ABOUT THURSDAY

Yeah, I'm a cat person, but I'm not sure about "going there".


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GUESTS FOR 5-18-16

6:35 Hadley Heath Manning from the Independent Women's Forum, breaks down the supreme court's latest Obamacare decision regarding contraception...Mostly a win for the religious organizations. 

7:10 Our Republican Constitution: Securirng the Liberty and Sovereignty of We The People. Georgetown Law professor Randy E. Barnett shows how two distinct notions of “We the People” lead to two sharply different visions of the Constitution: a democratic one and a republican one.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Kerry Curtis

8:15 Secretary of State candidate Dennis Richardson, he's secured the GOP nomination, will be taking on Brad Avakian, and needs to raise another 1 million dollars.


GUESTS FOR 5-17-16

6:35 Energy Columnist Marita Noon digs into billionaire crony Tom Steyer's shady green energy deals.

8:10 Pastor Michael Harrington from Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Hood River. Pastor puts up signs promoting Christianity, dissing Isam, is called a bigot by the area mayor. Now, the controversy increases, leftists vandalizing his sign.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-16-16

6:35 Dale Matthews from BadCounty.com

7:10 Tori Richards, reporter from ConservativeReview.com discussing a really interesting (and disturbing) series of articles detailing health safety issues at many VA hospital cafeterias. Cockroaches served for dinner at VA hospital. another had Surprise inspection at VA - Roaches in food and New Senate Bill requires VA health inspections of cafeteria in wake of scandal

7:35 Oregon Secretary of State candidate Sid Leiken.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present".

Camelot Theatre

By Dennis Powers

Camelot Theatre is the prime landmark of Talent, Oregon, a small city with less than 7,000 residents. Seldom does one find a theatre with its capabilities in such a little town. Named the Actors Theatre when founded in 1982, the theatre began productions eight years later in a building that once was a feed store. This had been built in the early 1950s and converted into a 104-seat theatre.

Although serving the theatre’s needs, the control booth was miniscule, the low-ceiling stage crimped productions, and a beaten trailer outside served as the dressing room, costume shop, and office. If an actor needed to enter at the theatre’s front, he first walked outside, whether it was raining or snowing. The audience could hear the flushing of the backstage bathrooms and the theatre didn’t even have a curtain. 

It struggled through the years, but its transformation didn’t begin until 2002 when Livia Genise became the new Artistic Director. At the time, the board wanted to change from the serious dramas--although “good work”--that the then director was producing. Livia Genise also had significant experience in acting, directing, and running a theater conservatory program.

Starting her 40-year stage career at the St. Louis Municipal Opera, Livia had performed from Broadway (Rizzo in “Grease”) to Hollywood, guest starring on everything from “Three’s Company” to “Hill St. Blues,” including four-months on “Days of our Lives.” She founded the Willows Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts and served as its director for four years. Before taking on the Camelot (and its new name), Ms. Genise had been the Education Director at the Marin Theatre Company.  

Livia changed the programming to a mixture of musicals, comedies, and dramas, in that order of preference. Revues were produced that paid tribute to famous singers as Linda Ronstadt, Nat “King” Cole, and Rosemary Clooney. With the credit as the founder of the Camelot, she also acted and directed in its productions; her directing credits ranged from “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “The Crucible” to “An Evening of Cole Porter” and “Gigi.”

In 2007, however, the Talent Urban Renewal Agency (“TURA”) created a downtown redevelopment plan that included significant widening and realigning changes to Main Street. The Camelot’s plays and musicals were housed in the old building at Main Street and Talent Avenue, right in its path. A retained consultant conducted a study that concluded it wasn’t feasible to raise funds to construct a new theatre--and the economy worsened from there.

Not deterred, the theater’s board started raising money. With significant help from Valley performing-arts-benefactor James Collier ($300,000 to start the campaign, plus more later), the Meyer Memorial Trust ($150,000), and many others, the group raised $1.9 million between January 2010 and April 2012. With the collaboration of South Valley Bank and Oregon Financing, the rest was secured by a $500,000, 20-year mortgage at 5 percent interest. Over 500 individuals, businesses, foundation grants and loans were made to raise the needed amounts.

With the successful raising of the total $2.4 million (debt and equity) to purchase the land and construct a new theatre, the building project was competed ahead of schedule in May 2011. The new theatre has an Art Deco facade and is three prefabricated steel-sided buildings that are linked together. This design was to give the theatre an “old building refurbished” look to complement the surrounding area. It has a spacious lobby, has 164 seats, and is 60% larger than the old one; the stage has acoustic panels, baffling, and a heating/air-conditioning system for minimal noise. The new theatre has the offices, dressing rooms, and rehearsal space that was lacking in the old one. 

Camelot’s brand-new home opened with the production of “Sweeney Todd” in the James Morrison Collier Theatre in June 2011. It joined then with other Valley theatrical organizations, from the Oregon Shakespearean Festival to the Craterian, in providing top-quality productions--but in the tiny town of Talent. Although Livia Genise left the theatre in early 2016 and an Interim Artistic Director named, she was a prime mover for this entity with the Camelot making a few changes in its production schedule. 

Sources: See generally, “Camelot Theatre Company” at Camelot Theatre (With Images); “Camelot: History” at Camelot History; Marty Hughley, “Camelot’s Cinderella story: Talent theater company gets a $2.4 million new home,” July 23, 2011 (updated July 25, 2011), The Oregonian, at More on Its Story. See Bill Varble, “Board action prompts Genise to resign from Camelot Theatre,” Mail Tribune, April 1, 2016, at Liva Genise Leaves.  

5-9 to 5-13-2016

May 09, 2016 -- 7:23pm

HAVE YOU HEARD JOE PAGS? He's just joined our lineup early evenings at 8 on KMED. I love his show!


COMMUNITY JUSTICE

If you even need encouragement to lead a straight and narrow life, just drop by Jackson County Elections on W. Main, and hang out on the first floor with all the folks lined up for the Community Justice Center there. (parole/probation/supervision) I went to elections for a replacement ballot the other day, and the sense of frustration, disappointment, weariness, and anger was almost palpable with the CJ clients. Sure, you're not in prison, but you're not really free, either. Honestly said a prayer to myself for those I saw...compassion dictates that we hope they all pull their lives together, vanquish the drug demons or whatever choices have messed up their lives.


LITERATURE "CLASS" AT THURSTON HIGH IN EUGENE - beating a pinata of Trump/Hillary

H/T to LARS LARSON


Yep!


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DID YOU HEAR?

Obama administration grants Gang Green Wind Farms the right to kill more than 4000 bald eagles a year in their "sustainable energy wildlife Cuisinarts".

Don't try this at home...you could be fined $100,000 dollars, and spend ten years in jail....Really.

UPDATE: Union, OR man pleads guilty to killing 2 bald eagles.fined $1000. Dennis Thompson sped up through a bunch of bald eagles feeding on roadkill while he was driving in Alaska. He could have gotten off if only his truck had "Self-Identified" as a Gang Green windmill. ;-)


GUESTS FOR 5-11-16

6:35 Phil Kerpen, AMERICAN COMMITMENT, and we talk about how the latest Obamacare Bailout Must Be Stopped.

7:10 City Councilman Clay Bearnson talks roads, weed, tiny houses, other issues.

7:35 Crimestoppers withi Lt. Kevin Walruff

8:10 Fox News Channel commentator ANDREA TANTAROS, and her lates book is "Tied Up in Knots: How Getting what we wanted made us miserable".


 

GUESTS FOR 5-10-16

6:40 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com

7:10 David Orr, Deputy D.A., updates us on the issues in the judicial race.

7:35 Nathan Tabor from North Carolina, talking 'bout that bathroom bill controversy. Read more from Nathan on TheConservativeBase.com, and he's also author of The Beast on the East River: The UN Threat to America's Sovereignty and Security.

8:35 Craig Bramscher, head of BRAMMO in Ashland.


 

GUESTS FOR 5-9-16

6:35 Jennifer Burke, co-founder and editor of POLITISTICK, discusses Trump's Latest Flip-Flops.

7:15 Eric Peters, EPAutos.com, great automotive journalist discussing the Crushing of VW cars to come soon, and some great car reviews, too.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Eagle Point/Butte Creek Mill

By Dennis Powers

As settlers made their way to the Willamette Valley over the Applegate Trail, numbers stopped in Southern Oregon and started their new lives here. With the Jacksonville gold rush as a magnet, pioneers settled in the Eagle Point area in the 1850s to sell their produce to the miners. The Englishman James J. Fryer acquired property on Little Butte Creek in 1852, established a general store, planted a fruit orchard, and is considered to be the “Father of Eagle Point.” Fryer caused the settlement to grow around his operations.

The area became another center for agricultural production and supplied food--along with Sams Valley to one side and the Medford-Talent area further south--to the Valley. In 1872, the Snowy Butte Mill (later named the Butte Creek Mill) was constructed along the banks of Little Butte Creek. It drew farmers from around the region, as wagons lined the dirt road to the mill to have their grain ground into flour.

Constructed of local pine trees, the four-story, 5,500-square-foot structure had two, four-foot diameter, 1,400-pound millstones that ground the grain; quarried just outside of Paris, the huge stones were shipped around Cape Horn and brought by wagon train from Crescent City to the Rogue Valley. Water was diverted from the creek into the mill’s basement where the water’s weight turns a turbine that powered the equipment.  

As the fertile land drew farmers and ranchers, eagles soared overhead and nested high up on a bluff that overlooked the town. In 1877, John Mathews named the town Eagle Point, after the butte with its eagles. The advent of the railroad along the Rogue River limited Eagle Point, as the line passed through Gold Hill, Central Point, and Medford, on its way to Ashland. Farmers had to bring their products to these stations for shipment.

Accordingly, the town didn’t have a commercial center until the early 1900s, when the Pacific and Eastern Railroad arrived in the early 1900s. The city then became incorporated in 1911 and the home to three hotels to go with its livery stable, blacksmith shop, a few saloons, and rowdy dance halls. Dependent on the fortunes of the timber industry, the town ebbed and flowed with this industry, as the railroad spur served the Medford mills.  

The construction and operation of Camp White during World War II (at what’s now White City) was an economic shot-in-the-arm, this stimulus ended when the camp was torn down. The large available blocks of land brought about a rebirth, however, as seen in the 18-hole championship golf course--designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.--that came into being in 1995 with housing developments clustered about. 

Seen from Highway 62 and two miles north of Eagle Point, the “Old Wood House” is certainly a draw. Owing to the efforts of Skip Geer, this 1870’s homestead has been preserved in exhibiting what life was like then. Due to its old, weathered condition and Mt. McLoughlin’s backdrop, the Wood House is the most photographed and artist-painted rendering in the Pacific Northwest.

Eagle Point today is a retirees’ destination and a commuter center to jobs. Although the Butte Creek Mill, unfortunately, was basically destroyed by fire in 2015, the owner (Bob Russell) is currently working to rebuild this water-powered grist mill (once the only commercially operating one west of the Mississippi). The area is coming behind the rebuilding of this icon. For example, Jim Belushi and the Duke Street Band are performing a benefit to raise funds for the “Rebuild the Mill Foundation” on Sunday, May 15th at Eagle Creek Estates.     

Sources: “City of Eagle Point: History of Eagle Point,” at Eagle Point History; Old Wood House Website at Old Wood House; Butte Creek Mill website at Butte Creek Mill.       



MR. X DOCUMENT DUMP FOR THE 4/21/2016 INTERVIEW - READ ABOUT THE SMART GRID'S PLANS FOR YOU

1) Smart Grid info from the NW POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL site, a good read, and details all that policy consensus directing Oregon to do all of this B

 

EFORE anyone else...because of our Gang Green policy consensus style of governance.

2) Here's the CA ISO site, which is the power broker for all that future currently non-existent 24/7 green power.

2) Here's a comment from the CA ISO site, one of the generators remarking that this is a "Pandora's box that should only be opened reluctantly".


 

5-2 to 5-6-16

May 02, 2016 -- 8:03pm

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FREE VIDEO EVENT WITH PATRICK WOOD THIS SATURDAY (Anti Agneda 21/Tecnnocracy)

On Saturday May 7, from 11:15AM-1:30PM Pacific, Debbie Bacigalupi and Patrick Wood will be presenting a 2-hour comprehensive view of Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and Technocracy/Sustainable Development. The occasion is the 16th California Eagle Forum conference to be held at Calvary Chapel East Anaheim (www.cc-ea.org)

This joint presentation is a first for us, and we are excited to connect all the dots for you in a single presentation!

The FREE live video feed will be available at the following link, starting at 11:00AM Pacific: 

http://livestream.com/ccealive

 

Yours for Liberty, 

Patrick Wood
Editor and Author

p.s. If you tune in at 9:00AM Pacific, you can hear the first two speakers at the conference: Trevor Louden and Bill Lederer. Our presentation follows directly after theirs.

 


OPEN LETTER TO CRUZ SUPPORTERS 5-5

Yes, I really DO understand your pain. The candidate of my heart was Rand Paul, long gone from consideration, but always alive within my libertarian heart. (Even I had to laugh as Trump dispatched Rand in a debate with a deft "you're not having a good night" mock)

But I refuse to take my election ball and go home this year. Lick your wounds, mourn the loss, and please do your best to prevent the Hildabeast from finishing what O started. Politics is the art of the possible. Hating the presumptive GOP nominee isn't going to get the job done. Running a "warrior monk" candidate third party is utter foolishness, too. We Republicans are horrible joiners, but this is the year we need to bind together on this race, imperfect as it might be.


CRUZ AND KASICH GONE 5-4

Can't say that I saw this one coming, with first Ted Cruz (last night) and then John Kasich, today, pulling out of the presidential race. I thought they'd be in until at least California. John LeBouttilier from FOX told me on Wednesday's show that the bottom line is Ted's a young man, and that there was no way to catch Trump this year. If Trump fails to get elected, Cruz "lives to fight another day" and can also say "I told you so". Meanwhile there are reports that the #NeverTrump folks aren't giving up. The way it goes is that even if Trump comes to Cleveland with more than 1237 pledged delegates, the establishment would convince some of the delegates not to switch their vote to another candidate, but rather ABSTAIN from voting on the first ballot, denying Donald the nomination, and throwing the convention into "Open" status. You think they'll try pulling something like this?.


GOP commissioner candidates Gordon Challstrom (l) and Bob Strosser (r) at the Eagle Point candidates forum Monday night. Incumbent Doug Breidenthal not attending.


DR. POWERS FOR 5/2/16 VISITING PAST AND PRESENT

The Ashland Independent Film Festival

By Dennis Powers

Starting in October 2001 at Ashland’s Varsity Theatre, the Ashland Independent Film Festival (“AIFF”) has steadily grown to become one of the standout independent, non-studio film exhibits of the 1,500 that take place throughout the country. A small cadre of locals during the late 1990s believed that an independent film festival in the small town would complement Southern Oregon’s established cultural and artistic endeavors. With strong support from volunteers and others, the husband and wife team of Steven and D.W. Wood led the way to the non-profit AIFF’s start.

The enterprise needed the strong support of John Schweiger, the owner of the Varsity Theatre and founder/owner of Coming Attractions, Inc., that owns and operates numerous theatres on the West Coast, including the Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinema. Credited as the AIFF’s Founding Advisor and Benefactor, Schweiger from the very start made the Varsity Theatre and office space available for the festival. The historic theatre with its Art Deco façade and lobby was perfectly suited for this.

The first AIFF sold 3,000 tickets and over four days showed 73 films with 22 world premiers, chosen from 157 entries. Despite the critical acclaim, however, the festival did not take place the next year, indicating the need for financial support. The AIFF returned in March 2003, adding advance ticket sales (3,500 tickets sold) with a five-day period; 67 films were presented, 43 being first-time theatrical showings, or world premieres. Quality films were shown as two selections of the 2005 AIFF made the final list to qualify for the Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.    

The festival presents shorts and features in numerous ways, including drama, comedy, documentary, and animation. Although drawing throughout the U.S. and overseas, the AIFF is a prime place for Oregonians to present films from and about this state. The audiences are predominately from a 50-miles radius of Ashland, but it also has drawn well-known film personalities, as Bruce Campbell, Les Blank, Ed Hardy, Helen Hunt, Albert Maysles, Elvis Mitchell, and Will Vinton, among others. The filmmakers interact with the audience at the AIFF’s opening night party, after each screening, and at the awards.

Nine juried and audience awards are presented with film clips of the top five in each category, including Best Feature. Judges review entries in categories of narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, and student-produced films. Among the audience voted awards is the Gerald Hirschfeld A.S.C. Award for Cinematography that honors the Ashland resident whose films include “Fail-Safe” and “Young Frankenstein.”

The annual event now includes showings at the Ashland Armory, and ticket sales have reached 16,000. Grants from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, National Endowment for the Arts, Carpenter Foundation, Collins Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Oregon Arts Commission, individual contributions, and memberships have stabilized its finances.

Each year nearly 18,000 tickets are distributed with 7 – 8,000 attendees and some 90 documentaries, features, and short films being exhibited. More than half of the some 150 screenings are shown to capacity audiences and 80 percent of the seats are typically filled at the five-day, April event.

From volunteers in 2001, the AIFF has now an Executive Director, staff of four, and 300-plus volunteers. Coming Attraction Theatres and the Film Festival also produce annually the “Varsity World Film Week” in early October that showcases 10 – 12 foreign films from countries ranging from Brazil, Norway, and India to France, Mexico, and Indonesia. 

MovieMaker magazine has several times named the Ashland Independent Film Festival as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Festivals in the World.” It is a showcase for this area, and before was just a dream by a few.

Sources: See generally, “Ashland Independent Film Festival” at Film Festival; Darrel Pearce & Joanne Feinberg, “Ashland Independent Film Festival Grows from Humble Beginnings to Include Academy Award Nominations,” at AIFF Background; Edwin Battistella, “Oregon Encyclopedia: Ashland Independent Film Festival,” at More on AIFF; July 14, 2015, “New Director of Programming Selected,” at AIFF News Release

              

 



MR. X DOCUMENT DUMP FOR THE 4/21/2016 INTERVIEW - READ ABOUT THE SMART GRID'S PLANS FOR YOU

1) Smart Grid info from the NW POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL site, a good read, and details all that policy consensus directing Oregon to do all of this BEFORE anyone else...because of our Gang Green policy consensus style of governance.

2) Here's the CA ISO site, which is the power broker for all that future currently non-existent 24/7 green power.

2) Here's a comment from the CA ISO site, one of the generators remarking that this is a "Pandora's box that should only be opened reluctantly".


4-25 to 4-29-2016

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REALLY ENJOY THIS 1981 TOM PETTY

 

No "auto-tune" on this, although a couple of times it would've been appropriate. Still, great, raw, rock and roll. ;-) I had forgotten how many great acts Tom Snyder had on his show.


TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH 4-27

Trump's foreign policy speech was very good. Why do they hate him so? Here's a "money" quote: "We will no longer surrender this nation or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation state remains the true foundation of happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down. In my administration we'll never enter America into any agreement which reduces our ability to control our own affairs."

This is a huge shot across the bow of the One World/New World establishment. Trump went on to name NAFTA and other global deals which have destroyed American jobs and tranquility. Well played, Mr. Trump.

My fear is "they" will try to kill him. Many crony rice bowls could come under attack in his administration.

 


SOLC GETS THE GANG GREEN LOCKUP GRANT 4-26

Southern Oregon Land Conservancy gets their $1.4 million state grant from OWEB to lock up  ranch land through conservation easement on the Rogue River. No, I'm not celebrating - yet another parcel permanently made unproductive through taxpayer funds. How many years before SOLC sells out to the Nature Conservancy, on the way to a BLM sale, which leads to their much-desired full Wild and Scenic designation on the Upper Rogue?

We're not fooled by Gang Green and all their "moderate" and "sensible" conservation babble offered for current consumption. We'll be watching, and fighting everyday for PRODUCTIVE use for private property.


CRUZ/KASICH TEAM UP 4-26

I see the Trump/Cruz/Kasich dustup in Oregon as just politics, nothing nefarious, It comes with the territory. Been honest that I lean to Trump, but don't drink Trump Kool Aid, either. I'm getting email pushback criticizing my Fox Political Insider host John Le Boutillier who talks about Trump's high negatives.

Many ask "Where are those polls"? Okay, here's a link to several match ups with Hillary or Bernie, and the 3 GOP contenders. How trustworthy are these polls at this time can be debated. Remember that Ronald Reagan had huge negatives in 1980 before cleaning up in the general election...Still, it's good to be informed, even when I don't like their conclusions.


 

8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present Profile:

Robby Collins: Saving Jacksonville and the World

By Dennis Powers

Born in 1921 in Riverside, California, Robertson “Robby” Collins grew up in California and later graduated from Stanford University. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he moved to the Rogue Valley in 1948, where he was very successful in the lumber business. Moving to Jacksonville in 1962, he mounted a successful opposition in the 1960s to a proposed four-lane highway that would have connected Interstate 5 with the Applegate, destroyed or removed eleven historic homes and buildings, and cut Jacksonville in half.

Robby went on to bring about the restoration of various historic structures in Jacksonville and protected them with historic preservation easements. This use creates the right of the designated organization to approve--or disapprove--any changes to the property and ensure that a proposal protects the structure’s historic nature. In learning the ins-and-outs of restoring the town and its buildings, he became a heritage preservation specialist.      

This culminated in a large swatch of Jacksonville in 1966 being designated a National Historic Landmark. The Landmark District is approximately 326 acres in size and includes 688 structures; this boundary is not the same as the city limits, nor is it the “historic core” area. More than 100 individual buildings are specifically listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Collins served on numerous boards, including the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, as well as being the past president of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. No matter how busy he was as a businessman, however, he traveled all over America and Alaska, sharing his experiences with other small towns that were struggling to save their heritage. He worked at the local and state preservation levels, eventually becoming a trustee and later vice-chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

He received the University of Oregon’s Distinguished Service Award in 1980 for his role in Jacksonville’s preservation; three years later he was awarded the Distinguished Preservationist Award by the governor. When he saw his retirement coming, Collins began accepting overseas projects where he could use his Jacksonville and small-town experiences to assist third-world countries in their attempts to save their historic sites.

In 1984, he retired at age 63 from his lumber business and devoted full time to the international front. With these responsibilities, he later moved to Singapore for the rest of his life, from where he was a teacher and consultant on historic preservation from Singapore, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal to Thailand, Fiji, the Philippines, China, and other countries. Robby became the Chairman of the Cultural Tourism Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (“ICOMOS”), an august group dedicated to these purposes.

To share his expertise, Collins joined numerous travel-industry task forces (teams of hotel experts, bus, and airport operators) as the “heritage specialist” to help others assess and protect their heritage. He assisted the people in Macao (the land seaport accessed from Hong Kong) in developing a “heritage tourist package” that included their old Portuguese buildings and churches, not just the gambling casinos. In Cairns, Australia, he pointed the residents to preserving an old railroad, coffee plantation, and old Queensland houses built by settlers a century before. Collins created plans to preserve sites such as Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat.

His commitment, energy, and enthusiasm for historical preservation around the world were legendary. Robby Collins died on May 23, 2003, in Singapore at age 81 from dengue fever. 

Sources: The Christian Science Monitor, “Delhi, Macao...Retiree travels globe to help restore heritage sites,” at International Commitment; “Robertson E. Collins,” May 28, 2003, Mail Tribune Online Edition, Background


MR. X DOCUMENT DUMP FOR THE 4/21/2016 INTERVIEW - READ ABOUT THE SMART GRID'S PLANS FOR YOU

1) Smart Grid info from the NW POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL site, a good read, and details all that policy consensus directing Oregon to do all of this BEFORE anyone else...because of our Gang Green policy consensus style of governance.

2) Here's the CA ISO site, which is the power broker for all that future currently non-existent 24/7 green power.

2) Here's a comment from the CA ISO site, one of the generators remarking that this is a "Pandora's box that should only be opened reluctantly".


MATH IS FUN!

It's time to play "Fun with Oregon Math". Oregon crows about collecting $6.8 million in marijuana taxes since January. Meanwhile the PERS unfunded liability has ballooned to 21 BILLION dollars. But no worries, remember, we have marijuana taxes. If we Oregonians keep smoking weed and collecting tax at this rate, we'll have the PERS deficit paid off by the year 3045....Only 1029 years from now! Toke up, my left coast friends, and help out your faithful public employees.


Last WEDNESDAY GUEST MIKE McNALL -

This is such an unusual case - Mike's home near Prospect blew up Saturday April 9th. Since then there have been claims, counterclaims, Pacific Retirement System claims McNall had problems in Medicare billing in his business, McNall says otherwise. I talked with Mike about the event last week and he came on this morning wanting to talk more, and sign a statement proclaiming his innocence...Read It For Yourself.


THE JUDICIAL RACE

I've interviewed both Deputy D.A. David Orr and incumbent Judge Patricia Crain. Both are qualified in my view, plus engaging and forthcoming. However I was shocked this morning when the Judge (if reelected) said she wouldn't pledge to serve out her full term, and not retire and let the Governor appoint her replacement.

This is one of the main issues that challenger Orr has hammered her on. It's an open secret scam in the judicial world that most judges agree to "retire" mid-term. Then the governor appoints a replacement, who then gets to run a while later as an incumbent. Incumbency is VERY powerful, and a direct result of this unofficial collusion. It's rare that there are truly open elections for judge positions, and rarely do sitting judges get challenged. (Hey, do you want to challenge the judge, lose, then go up before them with YOUR client?)

We can debate the merits and success, or lack thereof, of the Jackson County Drug Court, but this issue of electing, or not electing judges is important. It concerns me that so many in the legal community advocate for no real judicial choice. It smacks of the growing "tyranny of the experts" who always claim to know best who should be ruling.


4-18 to 4-22-2016

Apr 19, 2016 -- 4:51pm

RIP  PRINCE, found dead this morning at his home in Minnesota. He was only 57.

100 million albums sold, 7 Grammies, a VERY influential talent.


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MR. X DOCUMENT DUMP FOR THE 4/21/2016 INTERVIEW - READ ABOUT THE SMART GRID'S PLANS FOR YOU

1) Smart Grid info from the NW POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL site, a good read, and details all that policy consensus directing Oregon to do all of this BEFORE anyone else...because of our Gang Green policy consensus style of governance.

2) Here's the CA ISO site, which is the power broker for all that future currently non-existent 24/7 green power.

2) Here's a comment from the CA ISO site, one of the generators remarking that this is a "Pandora's box that should only be opened reluctantly".


MATH IS FUN!

It's time to play "Fun with Oregon Math". Oregon crows about collecting $6.8 million in marijuana taxes since January. Meanwhile the PERS unfunded liability has ballooned to 21 BILLION dollars. But no worries, remember, we have marijuana taxes. If we Oregonians keep smoking weed and collecting tax at this rate, we'll have the PERS deficit paid off by the year 3045....Only 1029 years from now! Toke up, my left coast friends, and help out your faithful public employees.


WEDNESDAY GUEST MIKE McNALL -

This is such an unusual case - Mike's home near Prospect blew up Saturday April 9th. Since then there have been claims, counterclaims, Pacific Retirement System claims McNall had problems in Medicare billing in his business, McNall says otherwise. I talked with Mike about the event last week and he came on this morning wanting to talk more, and sign a statement proclaiming his innocence...Read It For Yourself.


THE JUDICIAL RACE

I've interviewed both Deputy D.A. David Orr and incumbent Judge Patricia Crain. Both are qualified in my view, plus engaging and forthcoming. However I was shocked this morning when the Judge (if reelected) said she wouldn't pledge to serve out her full term, and not retire and let the Governor appoint her replacement.

This is one of the main issues that challenger Orr has hammered her on. It's an open secret scam in the judicial world that most judges agree to "retire" mid-term. Then the governor appoints a replacement, who then gets to run a while later as an incumbent. Incumbency is VERY powerful, and a direct result of this unofficial collusion. It's rare that there are truly open elections for judge positions, and rarely do sitting judges get challenged. (Hey, do you want to challenge the judge, lose, then go up before them with YOUR client?)

We can debate the merits and success, or lack thereof, of the Jackson County Drug Court, but this issue of electing, or not electing judges is important. It concerns me that so many in the legal community advocate for no real judicial choice. It smacks of the growing "tyranny of the experts" who always claim to know best who should be ruling.


VISITING PAST AND PRESENT - DR. POWERS

Dick Fosbury’s Ground-Breaking Flop

By Dennis Powers

Dick Fosbury grew up in Medford and when at Medford High School, he wanted to play different sports. By his own admission, he was a “fair” basketball player (but usually on the bench), a “terrible” hurdler, and tried football as a third-string end. He gave that up in his junior year, when his good-friend Bill “Earthquake” Enyart (who went onto playing in the NFL) blocked him so hard that Fosbury lost two front teeth in one drill.  

He figured out that his “lankiness” shouldn’t be as much a problem in the high jump. When using the standard “scissors” kick, he had cleared 5-foot, 4-inches in junior high and had even won a meet or two. His varsity high-school coach, however, insisted on the Western Roll (kicking ones outer, rather than inner leg over the bar), but he just couldn’t get it down.

In 1963, the sophomore was on the team bus for a Rotary meet at Grants Pass with twelve schools. He decided that he would do whatever it took for “one last jump.” If he couldn’t clear 5-foot, 4-inches, then he would always be a third-stringer. At the meet, he cleared that bar; on his next jump, he went 2 inches higher by arching slightly backwards. Driven by desperation, he added another 2 inches by reclining even more and heading further backwards over the bar.

By now coaches and competitors alike were staring at his form. On his fourth attempt, he cleared another 2 inches for 5-foot, 10-inches and was completely on his back as he sailed over. To add 1/2-foot in height in high jumping--and in only two hours--was unheard of. The coaches began arguing: Was this move legal, allowable, safe, and what in the heck was it?

Fosbury had spontaneously created a style of his own, totally fracturing what had been taught or used before. It was on-site engineering, where he was driven--by any means possible--to get over a higher bar and beat his rivals. This was serendipity at its highest. During the next full year of his upside-down technique, Fosbury began to lean with his shoulder some 45 degrees to the bar, arch over on his back, and broke the school record of 6-foot, 3-inches.  

The novelty continued. One newspaper headlined the image of one of his jumps: “The World’s Laziest High Jumper.” But it was the Medford Mail-Tribune in 1964 that gave a lead of “Fosbury Flops over the Bar.” A reporter had returned, said that Fosbury looked like a fish flopping into a boat, and so came the name, the “Fosbury Flop.”

He placed second at the state championships in his senior year (1965), and then headed to Oregon State University. A contrarian at heart, Fosbury hardly practiced the Flop, saying that “there’s no use wearing myself out.” Promoters invited him to their events just due to the hype that followed.

Fosbury ultimately perfected his head-first leap by approaching the bar in a semicircle, pushing off his left foot, and landing full on his back. (The key was to land on ones shoulders, not the neck, and always on a foam pad.) The Los Angeles Times wrote that he “goes over the bar like a guy being pushed out of a 30-story window.” Sports Illustrated had: “He charges up from slightly to the left of centre with a gait that may call to mind a two-legged camel,” and having flung himself over the bar back first, “he extends himself like a slightly apprehensive man lying back on a chaise longue that’s too short for him.”  

He first cleared 7-feet during the 1968 indoor season and won the NCAA’s that year. He won the Gold Medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games by clearing 7-foot, 4-1/4 inches, breaking the Olympic and American records. When he returned to Medford, a ticker-tape parade was held for him, but with no buildings taller than two stories, the kids had to run alongside his car to shower him with confetti. He went on The Tonight Show and tried to teach Johnny Carson and fellow guest Bill Cosby how to do the Flop. He slipped, however, on his attempt when he tried doing this with his dress shoes on. Other shows included The Dating Game.  

He was top ranked in the world following his 1968 victory, and in 1969 Fosbury won his second NCAA title before placing second in the National AAU meet, plus adding his third Pacific-8 championship. He graduated from OSU in 1969 and trained for the 1972 Olympics but didn’t make the team, having lost his competitive interest by his own admission. Turning professional in 1973, he joined the International Track Association for a few seasons and then retired. 

Fosbury moved to Ketchum, Idaho, in 1976 and founded an engineering firm. He was elected to the U.S.A. Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1981 and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1992. He is a past president and was on the Executive Committee of the World Olympians Association, as well as vice president of the U.S. Olympians Association. He is retired now and living on a 20-acre ranch south of Sun Valley, Idaho, Dick Fosbury is still remembered as one of the most influential athletes in the history of track and field, however, thanks to the Fosbury Flop that’s now the standard worldwide for high-jumping.  

Sources: “About Dick,” Dick Fosbury’s Official Website, at Fosbury Bio; “USA Track & Field: Hall of Fame” at Track Bio; YouTube video, “Sportholder: Dick Fosbury Flop,” at Olympic Video. See also Richard Hoffer, “The Revolutionary,” Sports Illustrated, September 14, 2009.

 


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H/T to KEVIN G - GOP CANDIDATES FORUM VIDEO!

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JUST BUILD IT

Was watching Donald Trump at the NYC Republican Gala telling the story of taking over the failed ice skating rink project, after 9 years of graft, theft, and incompetence, and he gets it done in 4 months. Part of his appeal I think is we're tired of hearing why something CAN'T get done, or being dulled to sleep by wonks droning on about policy and process. We hunger for people who show how it CAN get done, and cut through the crap. It must have something to do with the building profession



PARE A FARE

This is a great event that Pear Blossom really does right. Had a great time Saturday enjoying the wine, brews, spirits, and local food. It was all good, and I have to say that Creme Brule' that the executive chef at the K-Bar restaurant was serving had to be the best I ever had!


THE SMART METER, STUCK ON STUPID

Are you ready for your "Smart Meter"? This just in from Pacific Powe in a news release:

"Pacific Power to advance power grid by installing 590,000 smart meters for Oregon customers in 2018-19 New meters will give customers daily usage data, reduce costs, improve reliability, and maintain high safety and privacy standards while helping customers save energy and money."

This is interesting, given Pacificorp's report from the other day that the VAST majority of expected power generating capacity in the future will come from NOT actually increasing Pacific Power's generating capacity, but rather from CONSERVATION.

Conservation + Smart Meter = less power for you & higher power costs for what you DO use. What's coming is Time-Based Pricing. If you want to run your dishwasher at midnight, maybe they'll charge you the standard going rate of 7 or 8 cents per kilowatt hour. Run your dishwasher at 8AM? Maybe 2 or 3 times higher. Only a "smart meter" will permit this. Another side-effect of the anti-human Gang Green forces.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 4-11-2016

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, more on law enforcement funding vs the road fund "windfall".

7:10 Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, discussing his re-election campaign and issues.

8:10 Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present".

Danny Miles: Winning Coach in Basketball (and Life)

By Dennis Powers

Born in 1945 in Medford, Daniel “Danny” Miles went on to become one of the winningest coach in the history of men’s collegiate basketball, all at the Oregon Institute of Technology (“OIT”) in Klamath Falls. His father, Claude Miles, played semi-professional baseball in the early 1900s, and Miles Field in Medford was named after him owing to his successful career in Medford. 

When Claude and his wife had three boys, he built a baseball field with a grass infield, backstop, and dugouts in the cow pasture behind the family home. Playing sports was their pastime. Danny was an outstanding athlete in three sports--baseball, basketball, and football--at Medford High School and was honored in 1963 as the school’s outstanding athlete.

At the Southern Oregon College of Education (now Southern Oregon University, “SOU”), he earned All-American honors in football, was All-Conference in basketball, and named to the All-District baseball team. Danny was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Raiders, and set collegiate football’s all-time record for all divisions by completing 77.9% of his passes in his sophomore year; his career percentage was an outstanding 66%. Miles led the nation in passing percentage in 1964 and 1965, and then in total offense in 1965. 

After graduating from college, Miles coached the three sports at Mazama High School in Klamath Falls. After one year as the head baseball coach at Bend High School, Danny returned to Klamath Falls in 1970 at age 24 as an assistant coach in the three sports at OIT: that past year, their results were in basketball (1-21), football (0-9), and baseball (3-23). One year later, he became OIT’s offensive coordinator for football and its head coach for basketball and baseball. He has never left the school since, nearly a record in itself, which in 2016 totaled 46 coaching years.

Deciding to concentrate on basketball, Danny emphasized different aspects that most coaches didn’t. Although he credits his assistant coaches and fans, most people center on his unique style of coaching. For example, in evaluating players, he created what he called the “Value Point System.” Rather than focusing on someone’s points-per-game and rebounding, his system computed the entire value of a player’s contribution by including the missed shots, personal fouls, turnovers, recoveries, and assists, sizing up that person’s team support. He freely substituted to give younger, developing players the chance to experience “game-on-the-line” times. He recruited from around the country, even the world. 

Danny Miles emphasized sportsmanship and community service. He sponsored Special Olympic events where his team played basketball against the special team for over twenty years--and his players lost by one point each and every time. The field house reserves sections for those with special needs and the elderly; and he, his coaches, and players generate the money that allows at least two African children to attend school. From working at an all-faith OIT chapel to reading at children’s programs, his players experience this philosophy.

This approach has resulted in achievement beyond comparison, and all at OIT with its low budgets, an enrollment of 4,000, in a city of 21,000, and in an economic region that has endured hard times. His “Hustlin’ Owls” won three NAIA II national championships in 2004, 2008, and most recently in 2012. This goes along with one national runner-up, a national third place, two elite eight’s, 14 district or conference titles, seven district runners-up, and being ranked in the NAIA’s top-20 on 30 occasions.They won a school record of 65 straight wins at home, the longest at the time in the country from November of 2009 to December 2011.

Miles led his basketball teams at OIT to an overall 1,040 - 437 (70.4% win record) with 14 trips to the national NAIA II tournament. He was named the NAIA National Basketball Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2008, the overall National Coach of the Year in 2012, and ten times honored as the Cascade Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year. Miles led his Owl teams to numerous 20-win seasons (32 times), 25-win seasons (22 times), and 30 or more wins(10 times). 

At the end of the 2015 – 2016 season, Danny Miles retired. He had the third-most career wins of any collegiate coach--including more than notables such as Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Bob Knight (Indiana and Texas Tech), and Dean Smith (North Carolina). On the all-time win list, he is only behind Harry Statham (Illinois’ McKendree University) and Mike Krzyzewski (Duke). Several years ago, OIT had another round of athletic cuts, so even though Miles “retired,” he stayed on as the basketball coach; the 2015- 2016 season was his last as its coach.

In 1966, he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Miles also is a member of SOU’s and Medford’s Halls of Fame. Southern Oregon University named him as its 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award winner.

He has coached at OIT for over four decades, working through the logging industry’s collapse and decline of farming with the Klamath Basin water crisis. He turned down numerous coaching positions with much more money at bigger schools and in larger towns. Owing to tough financial times, OIT had to slash his budget so low that at times he almost quit; he had also been fired and rehired.

Danny Miles came a long way after taking over a basketball team that had only won one game before. In addition to his winning ways, OIT named the basketball court after him--and his grandson, a freshman guard then, joined the team in 2013. He was a most successful coach—in basketball and life.

Sources: “Oregon Tech: Head Coach Danny Miles,” at Biography and Coaching Records;  Greg Bishop, “For 41 Years, Town Cheers Danny’s Boys,” New York Times, February 22, 2012, at Long Article Insights; see Wikipedia, “List of College Men’s Basketball Coaches with 600 Wins,” at Basketball Coaches Win List.

 


4-4 to 4-8-2016

Apr 05, 2016 -- 7:56pm

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THE SMART METER, STUCK ON STUPID

Are you ready for your "Smart Meter"? This just in from Pacific Powe in a news release:

"Pacific Power to advance power grid by installing 590,000 smart meters for Oregon customers in 2018-19 New meters will give customers daily usage data, reduce costs, improve reliability, and maintain high safety and privacy standards while helping customers save energy and money."

This is interesting, given Pacificorp's report from the other day that the VAST majority of expected power generating capacity in the future will come from NOT actually increasing Pacific Power's generating capacity, but rather from CONSERVATION.

Conservation + Smart Meter = less power for you & higher power costs for what you DO use. What's coming is Time-Based Pricing. If you want to run your dishwasher at midnight, maybe they'll charge you the standard going rate of 7 or 8 cents per kilowatt hour. Run your dishwasher at 8AM? Maybe 2 or 3 times higher. Only a "smart meter" will permit this. Another side-effect of the anti-human Gang Green forces.


MAKE YOUR COMMENT AGAINST THE OWEB GRANT TO LOCK UP LAND ON THE ROGUE RIVER

Commissioner Colleen Roberts sends this letter of rejection to the OWEB grant. READ LETTER

I suggest you do the same, deadline is Monday, April 11. 

She also refutes some of what Comm. Breidenthal had to say last Wednesday.

Hi Bill,

First of all thank you for accessing our new audio recordings of the Board of Commissioner Tuesday and Thursday meetings. I appreciate your willingness to address the hard issues, like the OWEB grant funding for the property on the Rogue River. I heard Commissioner Breidenthal's rebuttal and defend his vote to not agree to a letter of objection. I would like to clarify a few mis-statements: 

1)Commissioner Breidenthal mentions multiple times that this is an unequal treatment of user groups and environmental groups, if we were to disagree with this particular grant. That is simply not true. One OWEB grant is not dependent or connected to any other OWEB grant, no matter the user, the project, or the purpose. 
They are all based on their own merit, and that is something I understood as we agreed weeks ago when we (Commissioner Breidenthal and myself) directed staff to write a letter of objection. This was at my initiation to bring it back to the Board,  reading from the SOLC's statement and vision in "Conserve The Heart of the Rogue".

2) Commissioner Breidenthal said that sending in our objection creates a legal situation and would take away our credibility. I'm really not sure what legal authority this is based upon, but nothing provided by legal council, and in my opinion our credibility is diminished by not standing for the citizens, and in an attempt to prempt our tax dollars contirubuting to just one more land-lock-up and closure. We apparently have become accustom to looking at these problems in the rear-view mirror, and then it is too late. We see this coming and it is no conspiracy theory, it is in their (SOLC) own words. 

3) Breidenthal stated that "any non-profit takes it off the tax rolls"....well, I know for a fact that is  not true--although it is proven that SOLC's projects are able to come off the tax rolls, and should they join this land, as depicted in their vision with state/federal lands, will most definitly come off tax rolls, but a non-profit automatically off the tax rolls, isn't always the case. just today I met with a local non-profit that recently lost it's tax exempt status, it isn't automatic. 

4) and finally, Commissioner Breidenthal says he is looking for a "legislative fix"--all I can say to that is how is that working for us?  We Commissioners recently met with Congressman Walden regarding the threat of a huge Wilderness creation in the Crater Lake area, and we are currently fighting to keep roads open and demand Legislative Coordination Rights in the CSNM area....and actually, OWEB funds are not only Federal  dollars but are the Oregon Lottery and (I believe, the Salmon) Oregon license plate fees that creates their grant funding stream. This was an opportunity for your Commissioners to stand for our County lands, our tax money, and our local citizens. But if it goes through, indeed, we can meet in 2020 with Congressman Walden to see what he can do in the legislature and wring our hands for a "fix". 

I am very concerned about this project.  I am confident that a letter from the Board of Commissioners WOULD have been different than a letter from Ed or Bill, otherwise we wouldn't have received the numerous calls and emails  from nearly every "stakeholder" representative of this project over the past six-weeks, requesting our Board to NOT submit a letter of objection, with just the rumor of a letter being produced. 

 So, as I promised my Board, I will be writing my own letter of objection and it is attached.  I would hightly urge anyone who disagrees with our public monies being used for the efforts of SOLC vision 2020, and the purchase of this land, to submit their objection by April 11, 2016.

Thank you.

Colleen Roberts, Jackson County Commissioner


SEE YOU AT PEAR BLOSSOM THIS SATURDAY

I'll be broadcasting live cut-ins from "The Pear A Fare" downtown near the street fair. The Pear A Fare events celebrate the unique flavors of the Rogue Valley, recognize our outstanding chefs and artisan food, and support education and training to continue our tradition of excellence in the vineyards, orchards, and kitchens of the Rogue Valley. See you noon to 2pm Saturday! MORE INFO


 

4-7-16

HEADS UP FOR FRIDAY

Just spoke with the "Right to Grow" group, which today filed a lawsuit against Jackson County against the county's ruling that growing medical marijuana wasn't permitted on rural residential land. We'll have one of their board members on at 8:10 tomorrow with more details.

KLAMATH DAM REMOVAL TALK THIS MORNING with Commissioner Tom Mallams - Here are documents worth reading about this controversy.

1) Letter from the Klamath Board of Commissioners Opposing Dam Removal

2) Final Environmental Impact Statement for relicensing the Klamath River Dams.

3) The possible liability it the dams are pulled out.


MEDFORD "FEELS THE BERN"

Bernie Sanders opens a Medford office this Saturday on Grape St. Only problem was finding someone else to pay their fair share for "free" refreshments.(Okay, I made that part up ;-)


RIP MERLE HAGGARD, COUNTRY LEGEND

Merle passed away this morning (9:20am Wednesday) in California, and had been suffering from pneumonia complications for several months. This particular song has always been one of my favorites, and the lyrics are just as meaningful, perhaps more so today.


IS IT OKAY JUST TO EAT HEALTHY FRUITS AND VEGGIES?

First it was "eat your vegetables and fruits". Then it was "eat organic". Next it was "eat organic and local". Then it was eat GMO-Free". Now it's "Eat Organic and Local and GMO-Free and 'Clean'". The food nannies have to have some category to up the argument to their food superiority over you mere little people eating your "dirty" fruits and vegetables lacking a pedigree and background check.

FLOTUS Obama is a perfect example. She spent all this effort bludgeoning children's school lunch menus to the point where the kids throw half the organic chard away. She could have accomplished so much more by encouraging families to actually COOK. Yes, cook, even with not perfect locally sourced clean, GMO-Free produce.


FIRST CRUSH THANK YOU!

Thanks to the Greater Grants Pass Rotary Club for letting me MC the annual "First Crush" event in Grants Pass. A lot of fun, and a LOT of money raised from great people for area good causes! (Here I am with club president Lisa McCleese-Kelly!)


MEDFORD REQUESTS CONVENTION CENTER CONSULTANT

The city now is issuing requests for a proposal for a consultant to determine whether a convention center makes sense here. Oh, and they'll pay that consultant $100,000. I'll make a prediction - the consultant will say "OF COURSE A CONVENTION CENTER MAKES SENSE". Afterall, how many convention center consultants get jobs by shooting down convention center projects. So they'll take the money and run, and the local folks get stuck.

As I see it, what makes southern Oregon an incredible place to live is also what I think makes us a weak candidate for a convention center. We have OSF, wonderful wineries, great scenery and outdoor activities. We have a much better airport than a typical area like ours usually has, but few direct flights to major areas. We're too large to be "charming", but too small to have that sense of entertainment "gravitas" that hot convention center markets (Vegas comes to mind) usually have.

We're too large and spread out geographically and lack the super dense urban core needed for effective mass transit, too. All these urban "defects" hurt convention appeal, but those "defects" allow our area to have a very pleasant, but not overly dynamic presence. We're not really an "Anywhere", but that's just fine for quality living.

I wonder if the southern Oregon poobahs will learn to accept this, or will they force-feed a shiny economic development "bauble" on the people?

 


MR. X on the 3/31/16 Show - How to fight GANG GREEN IN OUR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Ed and I discussed how Gang Green pushes their sustainable agenda B.S. into everything, especially slipping it into local transportation planning through local orgs such as RV Council of Governments. Read up on the following links, and comment

HERE'S THE LINK TO THE APRIL 26 meeting PUBLIC NOTICE

(Excerpt from notice)

The Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVMPO) Policy Committee, Jackson County, State of Oregon, will hold a public hearing to review and consider adopting the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for the 2016-17 fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2016). The hearing will be held at 2 p.m., April 26, 2016, during the Policy Committee meeting at the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 155 N. 1st Street, Central Point. The UPWP incorporates all transportation planning and supporting comprehensive planning activities for the Medford Urbanized Area, as required by 23 CFR Part 450. The planning area includes, portions of Jackson County and the cities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Jacksonville, Central Point and Eagle Point, and Rogue Valley Transportation District

Please comment in writing to Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 155 N. First Street, P.O. Box 3275, Central Point, OR 97502 or offer testimony in person during the public hearing. The draft UPWP may be viewed online at www.rvmpo.org, and at RVCOG at the above address. Please direct comments to Dan Moore. Written comments received by 5 p.m., April 25, 2016, will be included in a staff report for Policy Committee review.

HERE'S THE UNIFORM PLANNING WORK DOCUMENT

The Medford CARBON MONOXIDE LIMITED MAINTENANCE PLAN

Smoke Management Plan

Yes, it's work, but study it, and submit a written comment above. Do you want them charging you more to come into the city at certain times of day? Do you want Green controlling your ability to get around, de-emphasizing a car, and forcing you into bikes? If not, get involved and comment.


 

3-28 to 4-1-2016

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MEDFORD REQUESTS CONVENTION CENTER CONSULTANT

The city now is issuing requests for a proposal for a consultant to determine whether a convention center makes sense here. Oh, and they'll pay that consultant $100,000. I'll make a prediction - the consultant will say "OF COURSE A CONVENTION CENTER MAKES SENSE". Afterall, how many convention center consultants get jobs by shooting down convention center projects. So they'll take the money and run, and the local folks get stuck.

As I see it, what makes southern Oregon an incredible place to live is also what I think makes us a weak candidate for a convention center. We have OSF, wonderful wineries, great scenery and outdoor activities. We have a much better airport than a typical area like ours usually has, but few direct flights to major areas. We're too large to be "charming", but too small to have that sense of entertainment "gravitas" that hot convention center markets (Vegas comes to mind) usually have.

We're too large and spread out geographically and lack the super dense urban core needed for effective mass transit, too. All these urban "defects" hurt convention appeal, but those "defects" allow our area to have a very pleasant, but not overly dynamic presence. We're not really an "Anywhere", but that's just fine for quality living.

I wonder if the southern Oregon poobahs will learn to accept this, or will they force-feed a shiny economic development "bauble" on the people?

 


MR. X on the 3/31/16 Show - How to fight GANG GREEN IN OUR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Ed and I discussed how Gang Green pushes their sustainable agenda B.S. into everything, especially slipping it into local transportation planning through local orgs such as RV Council of Governments. Read up on the following links, and comment

HERE'S THE LINK TO THE APRIL 26 meeting PUBLIC NOTICE

(Excerpt from notice)

The Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVMPO) Policy Committee, Jackson County, State of Oregon, will hold a public hearing to review and consider adopting the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for the 2016-17 fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2016). The hearing will be held at 2 p.m., April 26, 2016, during the Policy Committee meeting at the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 155 N. 1st Street, Central Point. The UPWP incorporates all transportation planning and supporting comprehensive planning activities for the Medford Urbanized Area, as required by 23 CFR Part 450. The planning area includes, portions of Jackson County and the cities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Jacksonville, Central Point and Eagle Point, and Rogue Valley Transportation District

Please comment in writing to Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 155 N. First Street, P.O. Box 3275, Central Point, OR 97502 or offer testimony in person during the public hearing. The draft UPWP may be viewed online at www.rvmpo.org, and at RVCOG at the above address. Please direct comments to Dan Moore. Written comments received by 5 p.m., April 25, 2016, will be included in a staff report for Policy Committee review.

HERE'S THE UNIFORM PLANNING WORK DOCUMENT

The Medford CARBON MONOXIDE LIMITED MAINTENANCE PLAN

Smoke Management Plan

Yes, it's work, but study it, and submit a written comment above. Do you want them charging you more to come into the city at certain times of day? Do you want Green controlling your ability to get around, de-emphasizing a car, and forcing you into bikes? If not, get involved and comment.


IS IT AN ASSAULT??

Reporter Michelle Fields claims that Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, (charged with misdemeanor battery today) tried to "aggressively pull her down to the ground" at a recent campaign event.Here's the surveillance video...Fields is the woman in the light colored suit to the left of Trump. What do you see?

Here's another angle from FNC via the Gateway Pundit

I'm having trouble seeing an assault, you?


 

 

 

 

DR. POWERS "PAST AND PRESENT"

The Past and Present of Mercy Flights

By Dennis Powers

 

George Milligan in the 1940s was a Medford air traffic controller in the “old, civilian control tower.” In 1949, a close friend of his with polio died during the long drive from the city to Portland for treatment. An ambulance was taking the young man to a saving, iron lung, but he died before getting there. Since polio vaccine wasn’t developed until the mid-1950s, this was the only option for victims with a respiratory system paralyzed by the disease--and the closest one was in Portland.

 

George decided then to buy a surplus military plane and turn it into an air ambulance, the first such service in the country. With fundraising efforts by schoolchildren, the Boy Scouts, and other community members, Milligan raised enough money to purchase the first Mercy Flights airplane, a twin-engine Cessna known as the “Bamboo Bomber.”

 

That same year, he created a membership program so that people not only could contribute to Mercy Flights, but also insure that they would be covered if they needed emergency air transportation. A friend, Earl Warren, was the first family subscriber at a membership fee of $2, and he also flew with George for a few years helping to transport people. When Earl Warren had a heart attack, he used his Mercy Flights membership, as well as after later incurring a severe head injury from a fall.

 

(Under its present annual membership program, Mercy Flights bills the insurance company for services provided and the payments are considered payment in full. If the member does not have insurance, the bill is reduced by 50%.)

 

Its operations grew each year to where more equipment, personnel, and support were needed to cover the numbers of patients requiring its help. With a board of directors governing the non-profit operation, it does not depend on taxpayer funds but relies instead on its membership fees and billings. Unfortunately in 1985, however, Milligan and three others died, less than a mile from the Medford airport when their airplane lost power.

 

In 1992 - 1993, Mercy Flights purchased two area ambulance services to include ground services throughout Jackson County. By later agreements, it coordinates land ambulance services in Josephine and Douglas Counties with its air transportation. In 1995, it entered into a contract to provide emergency helicopter services to calls within a 150-mile radius of Medford.  

 

Mercy Flights today employs 115 people, including 80 medically-trained staff and eight full-time pilots who fly two King Air C-90 airplanes. These powerful twin-engine turboprop airplanes are pressurized to 30,000 feet. Their coverage is of the Western U.S. within 1,000 air miles of Medford (excluding Colorado) and primarily used for transporting patients between medical facilities. It staffs its helicopter on a 24/7 day basis. The aircraft and helicopter have on board state-of-the-art, in-flight medical equipment and trained personnel, including a nurse and paramedic with physicians on contract; nineteen ambulances are now available for needed transportation throughout its regional coverage.

 

By ground ambulance, helicopter, and fixed-wing planes, Mercy Flights covers patients in Southern Oregon and Northern California. It responds to some 200 emergencies each year by helicopter, most of which are heart attacks, car crashes, and injuries related to hunting or outdoor sports. It is used mostly for critically ill and injured patients where time makes a difference. A helicopter can travel from Medford, for example, to a burn center in Portland in an hour and 15 minutes, while ground ambulance takes five hours.

 

Mercy Flights has grown from its Spartan beginnings to being a leader in medical transportation. It has flown more than 15,000 patients throughout the Western United States, and its ground ambulance service currently serves annually more than 21,000 patients a year--and it’s from this area.

 

Sources: See generally its website: Mercy Flights; Teresa Thomas, “Mercy Flights: 20 years trouble-free,” Mail Tribune, August 26, 2009, at Operational Data.

3-21 to 3-25 2016

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OH, THE POLITICAL DRAMA (Friday)

Ted Cruz says the National Enquirer "Cuban Mistress Crisis" story is garbage, then denies it, then I read comments from Cruz supporters along the line of DNA is all over this story", but other stories say the sources were originally Marco Rubio's campaign efforts.

Enquirer has been sued many times over the years, and they've lost some. Donald is no doubt happy to fan the cheatin' flames, so to speak, but it's ridiculous to even consider he has the pull to have the Enquirer run a story that if false, opens them to hundreds of millions in liability. (Remember the Gawker case and Hulk Hogan?)

Enquirer says they don't do this stuff without multiple corroborating sources, so we'll see where this leads. Meanwhile, I wish Trump would just shut up about it...it's bad enough as is. Conservative luminary Amanda Carpenter (reportedly "outed" as one of the paramours) is already trying to twist this as a Trump smear. Ya' gotta' love that...Cruz supporters say the story is false, but say Trump is behind it, but also not putting up evidence. Figure this will be the next line of media attack against Trump. None of this helps either candidate or the GOP. It DOES help The Hildabeast, who is probably barking her approval this Easter weekend.


THAT'S POLITICS FOR YA'

So, in a meeting with Congressman Greg Walden and others, it's decided that C.W. Smith is the strongest write-in candidate to take on Dennis Linthicum for State Senate, District 28. So I scratch my head and wonder "why would the GOP types decide to run a write in republican campaign against Linthicum...who is also a republican?" Then I remembered Linithicum challenged Walden for congress a few years back, which could have something to do with it. Memories are VERY long when it comes to party politics.


WIMP ALERT!

Emory University students "traumatized" by Trump 2016 chalk writings on surfaces around campus. That Eagles song comes to mind - "I'd like to find your inner child and kick it's little ass, GET OVER IT". C'mon are these really the grandchildren and great grandchildren of the men who stepped onto the beaches of Normandy, endured withering fire in N.Korea, suffered in the jungles of 'Nam? Traumatized by chalk writings?


FASCINATING ARTICLE in WaPo - Why Smart People are Better Off With Fewer Friends Hmm, kind of goes back to our earlier discussions on how the "Right" has problems getting politically organized, because we're not "joiners". Perhaps what hurts us politically, not wanting to "join", get friends, etc., helps us in the real world but hurts politically? Not saying everyone on the right is SMART, but generally we tend to look at issues more from a logical, rather than an emotional basis.


WHY IT'S TIME FOR A TRUMP REVOLUTION (written by Michael Goodwin,  a Democrat, in the NY Post)

This is the story I was talking about this morning - MUST READ HERE


WATCH THE BIGGER AGENDA IN PLAY

Last Sunday the Mail Trib's "Attacks Highlight Inmate Violence in Jackson County Jail" story. You're being spun and conditioned to spring for higher property taxes for a new jail, no doubt about it. Meanwhile you'll be spun in this year's county commission race to see the "need" for a full or partially taxpayer backed convention center - BET ON IT, and pay attention...and ask all the candidates about their stand on funneling tax money or backing for the convention/meeting center. There are no "coincidences" on media coverage of such things...it's always about furthering the agenda of leveraging public money for the profit of the politically connected.


JUST PLAIN FUNNY


GUESTS FOR 3-22-16

6:35 Dan Stein, President of Federation for American Immigration Reform - We've normalized relations with Cuba but is it time to change the law that lets any Cuban that reaches the U.S., no matter what, a green card?

7:35 Sam Carpenter, candidate for U.S. Senate!

8:10 Will Reishman at Strategic Financial, and we talk about how the Fed's Zero Interest Policy is starting to destroy the insurance industry, and why this matters.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-21-16

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com

7:15 Rick Manning President of Americans for Limited Government We mostly discuss about Cong Greg Walden's hearing last week that had Intel claiming that if we don't giveaway the internet, there will be trade hell to pay.

This is one we can win, so call Congressman Greg Walden's office at 541-776-4646 and insist that the house continue to defund the ICANN transfer, and that NO WAY should we give away control of the internet, period. ICANNis already in charge of internet addresses, but Obama wants to give complete control of the internet itself away to this group. Also insist that Congressman Walden fight to renew the ICANN contract later this year. THANKS!!

Intel: If U.S. doesn’t give away Internet, it ‘will incentivize other trade barriers’ - See more at: http://getliberty.org/intel-if-u-s-doesnt-give-away-internet-it-will-incentivize-other-trade-barriers/#sthash.2fWOmXwI.dpuf
Intel: If U.S. doesn’t give away Internet, it ‘will incentivize other trade barriers’ - See more at: http://getliberty.org/intel-if-u-s-doesnt-give-away-internet-it-will-incentivize-other-trade-barriers/#sthash.2fWOmXwI.dpuf

Also Rick's piece A Rebuttal to National Review's Claim That White Working Class Communities Deserve to Die

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - Visiting Past and Present

Palmerton Park

By Dennis Powers

Orin Palmerton was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, who came to the City of Rogue River in the 1920s and purchased five acres of land from the Skevington family. Located off West Evans Creek Road and a five-minute drive from the city’s downtown, Evans Creek runs through the property before emptying into the Rogue River, west of the Depot Street Bridge.

Palmerton conducted a plant and tree nursery at the property for years; during this time he also planted many domestic and exotic trees that were from around the world. Orin sold the pristine acreage to Jackson County in 1960, and the City of Rogue River in 1994 acquired it from the County. It is part of the city’s park system, which maintains the park and continues to expand the diversity of the represented trees.

Palmerton Park is an arboretum--defined as a place for the study and exhibit of trees--with 96 distinct tree specimens found around the world, including pines from Japan, cedars from the Mediterranean, and large coastal redwoods native to the Pacific Northwest. Numerous trees in Ashland’s Lithia Park are also represented here: from different maples, monkey puzzle, and sassafras to the ginkgo, tulip tree, and mimosa.

Jutting into the parking lot first greet visitors is a large black locust. The most impressive gathering is just beyond the rest rooms: arborvitae, Arizona cypress, weeping hemlock and deodar cedar. Exhibiting also azaleas, rhododendrons, and other plants and shrubs, the park has paths throughout, a duck pond, playground, and picnic area. In fact, the paths are paved with looping walkways that lead to all of the trees, as well as to picnic tables, grills, and playground equipment.

Linking the arboretum to the Anna Classick Bicentennial Park, the bridge over Evans Creek washed away in the New Year’s Day flood of 1997. In its place, an impressive suspension foot-bridge (like a miniature Golden Gate Bridge in one sense) was constructed in its place.

Born in 1924 on the property before Orin Palmerton’s purchase, Dick Skevington not only designed the original crossing over Evans Creek in the late 1980s, he nailed in the last plank into the replacement bridge in 2001. Skevington had built bridges for the National Parks Service for 28 years, before returning to Rogue River at retirement and being elected to the city council and then as its mayor.

Palmerton Park and Arboretum is one of these jewels that tie us into the past with a presence today--and it is a beautiful setting. The little-known park is on five-acres and an easy drive to for the experience. 

Sources: “Phil Fehrenbacher, “Arboretum guide revised,” Oregon Department of Forestry, at Oregon Arboretums; John Darling, “Shhh! One of the county’s best-kept secrets,” Mail Tribune, November 20, 2005, at Palmerton Park and Arboretum; Sanne Specht, “Rogue River Mayor Dick Skevington dies at 84,” Mail Tribune, September 20, 2008, at Born on Property; see “YouTube: Palmerton Park at Rogue River, Oregon” at Video of Park.     

 

3-14 to 3-18 2016

Mar 16, 2016 -- 6:47pm


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THESE UCB guys make me laugh!


INTERESTING NEWS FROM K-FALLS

State Sen. Doug Whitsett and State Rep. Gail Whitsett decide they're quitting, tired of the political game, and withdraw their names from re-election, leaving challenger and former Klamath Co. Commissioner Dennis Linthicum in for the state Senate candidate's position, while the Representative nod goes to Werner Reschke of Malin. This is mind-blowing, as no democrats applied to run as candidates. (They're crying foul) Now, this doesn't mean that Linthicum and Reschke automatically win the seats, but if there are challengers for them, they won't be official Democrat party nominees in the November election. I called Dennis about this a few minutes ago, and for now there's no substantial comment, as he's on the road, but he promised to come on the show next week to talk about the race.

Interesting that no Democrats applied to run. Shows how popular the Whitsetts have been. Oh well, to the BOLD goes the spoils. There's a political lesson here for the Republicans, too....Just because there's a strong Dem in a position, make sure there's a challenger, hmm?


RICE BOWLS WILL BE BROKEN

Isn't it funny how for years we’ve been told to hold our nose and vote for a littany of losing GOP presidential candidates - McCains, Doles, Romneys, etc…out of some version of party unity. You know the drill "If you don't support Romney, you'll get Obama", etc. Now, someone comes along who isn’t the perfect conservative, or “team” player, but broadens the voter tent considerably, and we’re supposed to put a political bullet in his head? It goes to show just how many “rice bowls will be broken” in the establishment if an (arguably flawed) Donald Trump gets the GOP nod.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-9-16


THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)



MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


3-7 to 3-11-16

Mar 09, 2016 -- 6:42pm


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INTERESTING NEWS FROM K-FALLS

State Sen. Doug Whitsett and State Rep. Gail Whitsett decide they're quitting, tired of the political game, and withdraw their names from re-election, leaving challenger and former Klamath Co. Commissioner Dennis Linthicum in for the state Senate candidate's position, while the Representative nod goes to Werner Reschke of Malin. This is mind-blowing, as no democrats applied to run as candidates. (They're crying foul) Now, this doesn't mean that Linthicum and Reschke automatically win the seats, but if there are challengers for them, they won't be official Democrat party nominees in the November election. I called Dennis about this a few minutes ago, and for now there's no substantial comment, as he's on the road, but he promised to come on the show next week to talk about the race.

Interesting that no Democrats applied to run. Shows how popular the Whitsetts have been. Oh well, to the BOLD goes the spoils. There's a political lesson here for the Republicans, too....Just because there's a strong Dem in a position, make sure there's a challenger, hmm?


RICE BOWLS WILL BE BROKEN

Isn't it funny how for years we’ve been told to hold our nose and vote for a littany of losing GOP presidential candidates - McCains, Doles, Romneys, etc…out of some version of party unity. You know the drill "If you don't support Romney, you'll get Obama", etc. Now, someone comes along who isn’t the perfect conservative, or “team” player, but broadens the voter tent considerably, and we’re supposed to put a political bullet in his head? It goes to show just how many “rice bowls will be broken” in the establishment if an (arguably flawed) Donald Trump gets the GOP nod.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-9-16

6:35 Dan Perkins, author of Brotherhood of the Nile Trilogy, (Download a sample at the link) and we discuss why the global geopolitical hatred of Trump's candidacy.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Dr. Merrill Matthews, Institute for Policy Innovation - Donald Trump on Prescription Drugs


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-8-16

7:10 Gordon Challstrom - GOP candidate for County Commissioner

8:10 Will Reishman, at Strategic Financial


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-7-16

6:35 Dale Matthews at Bad County.com

7:10 Michael Wright, county assessor candidate

8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

Grants Pass

By Dennis Powers

 

The growth of Josephine County and Grants Pass was based on gold mining and the railroad. Hearing about the newly discovered gold finds in Jacksonville in 1852, sailors deserted their ship near Crescent City and found rich gold deposits in the Illinois Valley, 25 miles south of present-day Grants Pass. Known as “Sailor Diggings” (then in Jackson County), its population of several thousands made it an important mining center. Although later named Waldo, numbers of the miners left six years later for British Columbia’s Frazier River with the news of its gold discoveries. Gold mining centers in the Illinois Valley as Sailor Diggings, Althouse, and others vanished over time with little remains left behind.

With its importance as a gold mining region, however, Josephine County was carved from a portion of Jackson County in 1856; it was named for Josephine Rollins, the first non-Native American woman to settle in Southern Oregon. Before the easy-to-find gold was exhausted, Sailor Diggings became the first county seat, and later when named as Waldo. The settlement was naturally rustic and remote; for example, the courthouse was a log house bought from a local settler. By 1857, however, the population center had shifted to Kerbyville in the Illinois Valley, a town settled earlier by James Kerby--and the county seat again moved.

By 1873, the county’s population was said to be 1,500 and there were only seven towns listed: Althouse, Kerbyville, Leland, Slate Creek, Waldo, Williamsburg, and Wolf Creek. Most commercial activity centered on gold mining and supplying the miners with their needs. There were a few hotels but more saloons as tent cities were a basic part of every town, as the miners came and left based on where the gold was.

Orson Gilbert had settled on a donation claim in 1854 that later became Grants Pass. The small village was first named Perkinsville, and it was little more than a stagecoach stop in the 1860s; however, the coming of the Oregon & California Railroad (“O&C”) changed everything. The stop was located centrally on the railroad’s path, on the Rogue River, and since building track was very expensive, the surveyed line lined up with the settlement of Rogue River, its next station stop.

The O&C line was completed to Grants Pass on Christmas Eve, 1883. With the railroad in place, businesses sprang up to serve the train passengers and those who decided to make it their new home. Hotels, stores, saloons, and churches appeared in wood structures along Front Street, or what is now “G” Street. Within five years of the railroad’s coming, the population doubled from 2,500 residents to nearly 5,000.

A leading citizen, Henry Miller, soon built an extensive saw mill that covered nearly 10 acres in the town’s middle; this operation became its largest employer with an estimated 300 employees. Miller then spearheaded the move to make Grants Pass the county seat in 1896 and was successful. He also lobbied the state for an appropriation of $7,000 to build the first bridge that spanned the Rogue River, downstream from the current Caveman Bridge.

Tradesmen, farmers, lumbermen, and orchardists over time settled around the city and replaced the transient miners who moved on. With its location and transportation network, Grants Pass became the county’s trading center. By the 1890s the city had its own opera house, the first of several bridges crossing the Rogue, a water company, and light and power, generated from a dam a few hundred feet west of the present Caveman Bridge.

The town’s name was in honor of General U.S. Grant’s capture of Vicksburg in 1863. When this news reached the area, the nearby stagecoach station was so named. Once Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th President of the United States (1869 to 1877), the name was a fixture. With the railroad’s coming, the post office moved to near the depot, taking the name with it. Even into the 1900s, the town retained the original spelling of “Grant’s Pass,” using the apostrophe--before finally dropping the punctuation.      

When gold mining played out, Grants Pass’s fortunes fluctuated with the economics of the timber industry. With the opening of the Oregon Caves to the public with a 1920’s road completion, Grants Pass was on the route to the Pacific Ocean and became more tourist-centered. After the Great Depression, World War II, and into the 1980s, the timber industry had its ups and down but then stagnated. With the fabled Rogue River fishing, river explorations (as the growth of Hellgate Jet Boats), and outdoors becoming popular, the city became more retiree and tourist-oriented, joining farming, dairying, and even planting vineyards as economic activities.

The population of Grants Pass is presently 35,000, or roughly 40% of Josephine County’s 85,000, and a vast improvement from the mining camps that had once been the county seat--and still the center for Josephine County.  

Sources: Stacy Stumbo and Patti Richter, “First County Seat was Sailor Diggins, later called Waldo,” Daily Courier, March 11, 2010, at Grants Pass History; Patti Richter, “In this Section: Indians, Gold and a Newspaper’s Birth,” Daily Courier, March 11, 2010, at Additional History.


THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)



MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


2-29 to 3-4-2016

Mar 02, 2016 -- 4:40pm


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MIKE WINTERS INTERVIEW (Opinion)

Linda Lewis emails me regarding my Friday 3/4 interview with former Sheriff Mike Winters, remarking on how the "blog world" was lit up over the softball tone of the interview. Just to be clear, the purpose of my interview was not about hauling Winters in to do some version of "atoning for his sins", real or perceived, from his actions while Sheriff. Listeners suggested I invite him on for a view of his experience dealing with the county administration. We're seeing massive tax increases, all the while losing TWO assessors under unusual circumstances, and I'm rightly suspicious of what's going on with Jackson County's PTB (Powers that be) structure.

Mike said, to my surprise, that his experience with the county was a good one, and he's generally pleased with how the place was run. That's HIS experience, and it's not up to me to do some version of radio waterboarding to get him to say otherwise. There are other former officials who have had very different experiences, and it's my hope to bring them on when they feel ready to tell their stories.

He did mention the great amount of financial reserves the County has amassed, and how this is a sign of just how good we folks have it here. My "spidey sense" is in full agreement with local CPA Curt Ankerberg on what could be really going on here. I believe these reserves, in conjunction with the Chamber's support of various elected officials, will end up being used to justify a fat taxpayer check written so that the PTB's get their coveted convention center. But that's a conversation for another day.

One aspect of that interview where I dropped the ball with Winters was when Angie called to complain about how Winters didn't protect her when the workers moved into her property, drilling wells, and starting work to remove the Gold Ray Dam without the proper permits. Mike said he thought this was a civil matter. I was not as sharp as I should have been, for when government goes in and starts busting up stuff, we're supposed to call a lawyer? The former Sheriff screwed up on that one, and I screwed up by not seeing it more clearly.

It goes to show how even I, like many, sometimes suffer a sort of "Stockholm Syndrome" when the tyrannical administrative state does its dirty work. The PTB's wanted it's Federal grant dollar grease for dam removal, wanted to seize or remove properties, and it doesn't need no stinking permits or rule of law because it's the tyrannical administrative state. Winter's statement of "it's a civil matter" really set up a cognitive dissonance in MY mind, which took a bit of reflection to sort out. I'll do better in the future.


I DON'T CARE WHO THE GOP NOMINEE IS... (Opinion)

I don't care who lied at this point, who has small hands, or little boots, or wouldn't denounce that supporter, or this supporter, or even has Goldman Sachs connections (yeah throwing up in my mouth on that one) or even ineligible by my interpretation of Natural born citizen. (More throwing up in my mouth) Or isn't perfect with Jesus. At this point in the game I'm voting for him, period. We're witnessing the breakup of the Republican Party establishment as we know it. Ultimately this could be a good thing, but Hillary Clinton's election as a consequence of this breakup would NOT be a good thing.

All our current presidential candidates have deep flaws, all force we voters to "drink from the poisoned chalice of compromise democracy"...And as you know democracy is that form of government that gives what you want GOOD and HARD.

Still, any of the remaining flawed GOP men are heads-and-shoulders above our bloodthirsty neocon or socialist Democrat friends this time around. Remember your ABC's - Anyone But Clinton or Sanders.


THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)


CASH...IS LIBERTY

Here's why cash is being demonized...don't be fooled. Reading in WaPo how Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary, says we need to get rid of the 100 dollar bill. Naturally he claims it's because of "Crime, Corruption, and Terrorism". No, he's lying...it's about the money. The central bank fiat money world is functionally bankrupt, they're desperate for negative interest rates (to "stimulate" spending) and easy taxation.

Smart sheep use cash to stay off the government menu and have actual financial privacy. What Summers, and all these globalist shills want is a world where every penny is tracked...every transaction has a portion siphoned into the coffers of the banks, every transaction is effortlessly taxed, and interest rates can be lowered to a negative value whenever bankers wish it so.

If "money" in the bank were to be penalized 1 or 2 percent a year to be kept in the bank, then people would escape the wealth suck through use of cash....hence the war on cash. Most of the world's bankers and economists are singing the same song at the same time to demonize and eliminate cash, which has served humanity for hundreds, if not thousands of years for a very good reason - PRIVACY, and wealth preservation from those rapacious animals known as "Government".


MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


WHAT DID SILAS SEE? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Silas sends me this video:

"I shot this from my front porch Saturday the 20th. My wife Doris had mentioned she had seen a red flashing light through our front window, and now she saw another. I went outside, and could see it was a very bright white light that would pulse red and back to white. I went back inside, got my S6 a  nd started recording it. the very beginning shows the second object fading out. Then I catch the third, which is the remainder of the video. Not sure why my audio didn't record (might help to learn all the features of my phone :P) but there was no sound from the objects. Light was very bright. Not flares, if they were jury rigged balloons, then who ever did it used some sophisticated electronics to pull it off."


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-02-16

6:35 John LeBoutillier from Fox News Channel's Political Insiders - Super Tuesday Breakdown. 

8:10 Jackson County Surveyor Scott Fine - Property Lines, marijuana, and everything you DIDN't know about how surveying affects all this. 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-01-16

6:20 Medford City Councilman Dick Gordon speaks on Travel Medford, other city issues.

7:10 Erick Erikson, talk show host, author of "YOU WILL BE MADE TO CARE: The War on Faith, Family, and your Freedom to Believe

8:10 Will Reishman of Strategic Financial - Topic is how to protect wealth if the system goes to NEGATIVE interest rates.


BILL'S GUESTS for 2-29-16

6:35 BadCounty.com's Dale Matthews

7:10 Cal Martin, one of the folks who filed the appeal against Costco locating to Central Point.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - "Visiting Past and Present"

The City of Rogue River

By Dennis Powers

 

The town owes its start to a card shark by the name of Davis “Coyote” Evans, who built cabins and a ferry in 1851 to cross the Rogue River near where a tributary--known and named as Evans Creek--poured into the Rogue. A swinging footbridge was later constructed for those prospectors who wanted to cross at “Tailholt” and work to find the gold on Evans Creek.

As the story goes, if miners didn’t want to pay the toll to cross the river, they crossed by pulling their horse into the river, and then grabbing its tail to hold on as it swam across. Thus, the name given to the tiny settlement was Tailholt. Some feel that the name meant more than crossing the Rogue. “Tailholt” could also mean, according to some, that the settlers had found a tough life, but that it was much more dangerous to let go, if they had made a “tail-hold” there: “A tailholt was better than no holt at all.”

Building a home and store of broad boards milled on Evans Creek in the early 1870s, John Woods picked an excellent location at Tailholt. It was not only where mail and people were dropped off for the prospectors working on Evans Creek, but this was where folks crossed the Rogue headed for the other side. Although it wasn’t an official stage stop, Woods kept an extra team of horses for the stage line.

While the industrious Woods ran his general store and worked to add a post office, the population grew at the location. When the post office was established in 1876 in his home, and he became the town’s first postmaster, it took on the name of Woodville. When the Oregon & California Railroad came through the town, set up a station stop, with the next stop being Gold Hill, Woodville in 1884 gained in importance.

With nearby Medford and the surrounding areas undergoing the early-1900s Orchard Boom, the first bridge to allow wagons, buggies, and teams to cross to the other side was constructed in 1909. The town’s residents then decided in 1912 that a new name would be better for the times and voted for its incorporation as the City of Rogue River.

Mr. H.B. Taylor in 1910 bought John Wood’s place. Tearing down the old structure, he replaced it with a new one that he named the Waldorf Rooms Hotel. The hotel became a popular place for not only the “drummers” (the salesmen traveling up and down the railroad line), but for tourists and passers-by, alike.

As sawmills and farming gave way to tourism and commuting to outlying areas for employment, the Rogue River Rooster Crow was first put on in 1953 to publicize the city. Since that time, its National Rooster Crow Championship has been held on the last Saturday in June. The three-day festival kicks off on Friday with a dinner at the Rogue River Community Center and ends on Sunday with an antique and “sporty” car show.

A five-minute drive from the downtown, Orin Palmerton during this time had operated a plant and tree nursery with many domestic and exotic trees that eventually became the property of the city. Rogue River maintains this beautiful land with Evans Creek on one side as part of its park system. Palmerton Park is an arboretum (a place for the study and exhibit of trees) with 96 distinct tree specimens, including pines from Japan, cedars from the Mediterranean, and large coastal redwoods native to the Pacific Northwest.

Buildings and brides were replaced. For example, the Waldorf became the Walling Old Inn after World War II; Gulf Oil bought the Inn in 1967, tore it down, and built a service station. Located in the Hatch House that was built in 1909, the Woodville Museum in Rogue River opened in 1986with numerous, interesting exhibits of the town’s life. The bridge over the river was replaced in 1950, and then again in 2006. This project attracted national attention, as the designers employed a “slow slide” to move the 550-ton, 300-foot long bridge into its final position.

Located some 20 miles northwest of Medford on I-5, it has survived the Rogue River floods of 1955 and 1964. Over 100 years later, the city of Rogue River is still known for its fishing, rafting, and beautiful scenery along the river, not to mention its history and future.

Sources: Bill Miller, “Keeping a ‘tailholt’ attitude,” Mail Tribune, January 17, 2010, at History of Rogue River; Cleve Twitchell, “A Woodville, A Rogue River or a Tailholt by Any Other Name,” Mail Tribune, February 10, 1991, at On Tailhoit; see Randy Johnson, “City of Rogue River: The City of Rogue River’s Centennial Year,” at Centennial Video.      

 

2-22 to 2-26-2016

Feb 22, 2016 -- 3:38pm


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THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)


CASH...IS LIBERTY

Here's why cash is being demonized...don't be fooled. Reading in WaPo how Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary, says we need to get rid of the 100 dollar bill. Naturally he claims it's because of "Crime, Corruption, and Terrorism". No, he's lying...it's about the money. The central bank fiat money world is functionally bankrupt, they're desperate for negative interest rates (to "stimulate" spending) and easy taxation.

Smart sheep use cash to stay off the government menu and have actual financial privacy. What Summers, and all these globalist shills want is a world where every penny is tracked...every transaction has a portion siphoned into the coffers of the banks, every transaction is effortlessly taxed, and interest rates can be lowered to a negative value whenever bankers wish it so.

If "money" in the bank were to be penalized 1 or 2 percent a year to be kept in the bank, then people would escape the wealth suck through use of cash....hence the war on cash. Most of the world's bankers and economists are singing the same song at the same time to demonize and eliminate cash, which has served humanity for hundreds, if not thousands of years for a very good reason - PRIVACY, and wealth preservation from those rapacious animals known as "Government".


MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


WHAT DID SILAS SEE? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Silas sends me this video:

"I shot this from my front porch Saturday the 20th. My wife Doris had mentioned she had seen a red flashing light through our front window, and now she saw another. I went outside, and could see it was a very bright white light that would pulse red and back to white. I went back inside, got my S6 a  nd started recording it. the very beginning shows the second object fading out. Then I catch the third, which is the remainder of the video. Not sure why my audio didn't record (might help to learn all the features of my phone :P) but there was no sound from the objects. Light was very bright. Not flares, if they were jury rigged balloons, then who ever did it used some sophisticated electronics to pull it off."


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-24-16

6:35 Phil Kerpen, AMERICAN COMMITMENT (free market promoting group) Read his article "A Plebiscite For the Supreme Court".

7:35 Lt. Mike Budreau with Crimestoppers

8:10 Kevin Starrett with Oregon Firearms Federation


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-23-16

7:10 Lisa Kelly of Kelly's Automotive - We discuss the upcoming fundraiser FIRST CRUSH - Join me Saturday, 3/5/16 at the Josephine County Fairgrounds for all the fun. Get the tickets at FirstCrushTickets.com

7:35 State Rep. Sal Esquivel updates us on the session in Salem

8:10 Will Reishman of Strategic Financial - Topic is how to protect wealth if the system goes to NEGATIVE interest rates.


BILL'S GUESTS for 2-22-16

6:35 BadCounty.com's Dale Matthews - GP water plant filter...can't be fixed, so build a new plant?

7:35 Sid Leiken - Lane County Commissioner, and Candidate for Secretary of State!

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - "Visiting Past and Present"

Shady Cove

By Dennis Powers

Dating back to the mid-1800s, passersby described the shady cove--from which the town derived its name--as a shelter where weary travelers could rest from the hot sun. This river bend is located 300 yards upstream from the present Highway 62 bridge in town, and the name then was descriptive, not an official name. It isn’t known precisely when folks started referring to the bend as the “cove” or “shady cove.”

The place was also where people stayed while waiting for the ferry at a nearby river crossing. Before bridges were built, folks crossed the Rogue this way, whether it was to commute between the gold camps at Jacksonville and John Day in Eastern Oregon, or to travel between Trail and Eagle Point. 

In the early 1900s, two developers built a home and vacation cabins at the cove, and they were the first to officially use the name in their recorded map. Area residents came to spend their summertime while enjoying the river and away from the summer heat. Over time, however, the cabins were abandoned, pathways washed away, and vegetation overtook the beach.  

As with most Rogue Valley communities, the economy depended on the timber industry. With it being on a main access to Crater Lake--which is 60 miles away--tourists naturally passed by or stayed at the town. As timbering moneys diminished, the town became more of a tourist and retiree destination. The town grew as newcomers replaced the loggers and suppliers to the industry.

In 1964, however, the disastrous Rogue River flood nearly destroyed it. After five days of heavy rains and snowmelt, the swollen river rose over its banks on the night of December 22nd. The raging waters hit Shady Cove almost the hardest. The flood and mudslides destroyed numerous homes, stately pine trees, the original bridge crossing, the saw mill adjacent to the bridge, and other structures, as tons of heavy mill-logs and rooftops surged past to crush downstream houses. The town was totally dark as power was out, but everyone could hear the river’s roar. The town rebuilt, but this took time.   

Shady Cove incorporated in 1972, taking the name for the cove that was a natural shelter for those passing through. Led by Faye Thompson, the city then embarked on a beautification project to make the town “shady with trees.” The U.S. Forest Service donated Evergreen seedlings that were planted throughout in returning the place to its pre-1964 flood days. Owing to this, people now see forty-year-old-plus Pine trees that stand tall.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control in 1977 completed construction of the William Jess Dam and Lost Creek Lake, a reservoir nine miles north of Shady Cove with the Rogue River continuing downstream. The U.S. Army Corps also built the Cole M. River Fish Hatchery, one of the largest in the Western states just downstream of the dam. With the recreational draws of the lake and adjacent parks, the town had another attraction for residents and newcomers alike.

The town also puts on different festivals, of which the most publicized is its Spam Festival, held on the last Saturday in June. Owing to Spam’s ability to last without refrigeration, it became a standard K-ration for U.S. soldiers. Although it isn’t as commercially used as in years before, Shady Cove has this festival where one can buy Spam hamburgers, hot dogs, and even Teriyaki Kabobs, while listening to bands, checking out vendor booths, and enjoying a kid’s carnival. First started in 2000, this nonprofit affair donates its proceeds to community youth groups. 

With RV parks, close-by camping facilities, motels, and different parks, Shady Cove has found its niche as a tourist destination. With the magnificent Rogue River running through the city limits, it has found its place.

Sources: Mail Tribune, “Where is the ‘shady cove’ in Shady Cove?,” April 22, 2007, at Shady Cove Name and History; Alma Spicer, “The Story of Shady Cove,” at More History; See “Shady Cove Spam Festival,” at Spam Festival.

 

 

2-16 to 2-19-2016

Feb 16, 2016 -- 5:30am


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CASH...IS LIBERTY

Here's why cash is being demonized...don't be fooled. Reading in WaPo how Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary, says we need to get rid of the 100 dollar bill. Naturally he claims it's because of "Crime, Corruption, and Terrorism". No, he's lying...it's about the money. The central bank fiat money world is functionally bankrupt, they're desperate for negative interest rates (to "stimulate" spending) and easy taxation.

Smart sheep use cash to stay off the government menu and have actual financial privacy. What Summers, and all these globalist shills want is a world where every penny is tracked...every transaction has a portion siphoned into the coffers of the banks, every transaction is effortlessly taxed, and interest rates can be lowered to a negative value whenever bankers wish it so.

If "money" in the bank were to be penalized 1 or 2 percent a year to be kept in the bank, then people would escape the wealth suck through use of cash....hence the war on cash. Most of the world's bankers and economists are singing the same song at the same time to demonize and eliminate cash, which has served humanity for hundreds, if not thousands of years for a very good reason - PRIVACY, and wealth preservation from those rapacious animals known as "Government".


TIME TO CHANGE THE COUNTY CHARTER - NO MORE SECRET AGREEMENTS

(put all the agreements on the website...all of them)

Last week I made a public records request for details surrounding former County Assessor Josh Gibson's departure. As you may know, he resigned effective the end of 2015. Now we know that Jackson County paid Gibson more than $28,000 in severance pay.  READ THE TERMINATION AGREEMENT

This agreement was conditioned on him resigning. More than $28,000 paid to the former assessor after having resigned effective the end of last year. This termination agreement raises more questions than answers.

1) Why did Jackson County agree to pay more money for work not performed by an elected official who resigned?

2) Why the "gag" order? If Gibson did something wrong, be transparent about it. (And I don't think it had anything to do with the "Golf Course Urination" non-event last summer. )

3) If Gibson DIDN't do anything wrong, why did the county appear to push him out of office?

4) If he was pushed out of office, who's doing the pushing, and why?

How convenient that the only people who can answer these questions, Josh Gibson, Danny Jordan, and Jackson County government officials, wrote up an agreement, offered YOUR tax dollars, and agreed to be bound to not say anything about it.

And THIS is "transparency"?

The public elected Josh Gibson, the public deserves to know the whole story about why he resigned.


CHUCK SCHUMER IN 2007 re NO CONFIRMATION FOR BUSH SCOTUS NOMINEE

 

SENATOR MURRAY SINGS A "DIFFERENT" TUNE OVER SUPREME COURT HYPOCRISY



MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!


BILL'S GUESTS for 2-16-16

6:35 Dr. Kevin Guzman, a leading constitutional authority and author of the books, Who Killed The Constitution, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, and James Madison and the Making America.

7:10 Jackson County Commissioner Position 3 Colleen Roberts.

 



2-08 to 2-12-2015

Feb 08, 2016 -- 7:03am


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ALL PODCASTS (last 90 days) on BillMeyerShow.Com

THANKS TO LASSMAN'S FINE EYEWEAR FOR HELPING ME OUT WITH NEW GLASSES...due to THIS "Mishap" ;-)


TIME TO CHANGE THE COUNTY CHARTER - NO MORE SECRET AGREEMENTS

(put all the agreements on the website...all of them)

Last week I made a public records request for details surrounding former County Assessor Josh Gibson's departure. As you may know, he resigned effective the end of 2015. Now we know that Jackson County paid Gibson more than $28,000 in severance pay.  READ THE TERMINATION AGREEMENT

This agreement was conditioned on him resigning. More than $28,000 paid to the former assessor after having resigned effective the end of last year. This termination agreement raises more questions than answers.

1) Why did Jackson County agree to pay more money for work not performed by an elected official who resigned?

2) Why the "gag" order? If Gibson did something wrong, be transparent about it. (And I don't think it had anything to do with the "Golf Course Urination" non-event last summer. )

3) If Gibson DIDN't do anything wrong, why did the county appear to push him out of office?

4) If he was pushed out of office, who's doing the pushing, and why?

How convenient that the only people who can answer these questions, Josh Gibson, Danny Jordan, and Jackson County government officials, wrote up an agreement, offered YOUR tax dollars, and agreed to be bound to not say anything about it.

And THIS is "transparency"?

The public elected Josh Gibson, the public deserves to know the whole story about why he resigned.



MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE

Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.

DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!



Bill's Guests 2-12-16

6:50 Daniel Ribacoff, author of I, Spy , How to be your own private invvestigator.

7:15 Glenn Archambault - looking for legal help due to problems in Phoenix with the ODOT interchange rebuild

7:35 Dennis Linthicum, blogging at Dirt Road Economist, and we talk the Malheur issues.

8:10 Mark Johnson from Grants Pass...gets a visit from the FBI, asking questions about Malheur, other societal "stresses".

IS THE ZIKA VIRUS REALLY THE DANGER? - Great piece from Dr. Jane Orient

The Zika Virus Disease Outbreak: What Should We Do?

Jane M. Orient, M.D.

The latest public health panic is over a disease most Americans (even doctors) have never heard of. Zika virus disease (ZVD) is carried by the same mosquito, Aedes aegypti, as other Third World diseases, including dengue and chikungunya.

ZVD is asymptomatic in about 80 percent of infected individuals. In about 20 percent, it causes a mild, self-limited disease with fever, rash, joint pains, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).

Some 4,000 babies in Brazil have reportedly been born with severe birth defects, including microcephaly (small head), and officials suspect ZVD is the cause.

Mild disease, rash, birth defects: reminds one of rubella (German measles). Viruses can cause birth defects.

On Feb 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the same category as Ebola. American health authorities issued a travel advisory for pregnant women planning to visit Brazil or many other countries in Latin America or the Caribbean

A case of apparent sexual transmission in Dallas led to a warning that men who had been exposed to Zika should abstain from sex with a partner who might be pregnant.          

Zika is by no means new. It was first identified in humans in 1947 in Uganda’s Zika Forest. What is new, and “scary,” according to CDC director Thomas Frieden, is the association with microcephaly and other fetal harm.

There is, however, still no definitive proof that microcephaly and associated defects are caused by ZVD. Some interesting facts:

  • So far the microcephaly cases are all in Brazil, not in the 35 other countries with ZVD, though an earlier cluster was observed in 2014 in French Polynesia.
  • As of Feb 3, only 17 of 404 cases of confirmed microcephaly tested positive for Zika.
  • Brazil had seen an increase in pertussis in fully vaccinated children, so early in 2015 officials mandated immunizing all pregnant women with DTaP (diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis) vaccine, without awaiting proof of efficacy or safety in the developing baby. Only 32 pregnant women were enrolled in a trial of this vaccine, and no results are posted yet.
  • A variable number of months after the vaccinations, the number of microcephaly cases increased from essentially zero in October 2015 to 1,200 in November, and continued to climb.
  • Because of a measles outbreak, there was a major vaccination campaign with MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) in Pernambuco, Brazil, in late 2014. This is a live virus vaccine, and many women likely received it in early pregnancy or shortly before becoming pregnant. Congenital rubella syndrome can cause microcephaly among many other problems, but this was not found in surveillance of American women who inadvertently received MMR around the time of conception.

The complex symphony of human development can be thrown off by many things—even a little alcohol. Some birth defects might be related to ZVD. But all environmental exposures need to be scrutinized, including drugs, agricultural chemicals, contaminated water, and vaccines. Remember thalidomide?

The unfortunate babies are being used to promote political causes: legalization of abortion in Latin America, or the fight against “climate change.”

With warmer temperatures, mosquitoes might be able to move further north, it is claimed. But Aedes aegypti arrived in North America around 1980 in a shipment of used tires, not waiting for a temperature increase. And mosquito-transmitted malaria was prevalent in Minnesota during the Little Ice Age. Climate change or not, mosquitoes will not be inconvenienced if we bankrupt our coal industry or ban SUVs.

Travel restrictions would greatly harm the economy of Latin American countries, especially as Brazil is preparing to host the Olympics. Of course there is no screening at all of illegal entrants to the U.S. The key public health measure is mosquito control. Mosquito-borne diseases, after a time when it was thought that even malaria might be wiped out, began increasing worldwide when the U.S. banned the most effective public health weapon of all time: DDT. If Zika causes rethinking of this disastrous decision, even though other deadly threats like malaria have not, it will save millions of lives—and even help us win the war on bed bugs.

The damaged babies are a terrible tragedy. How can we prevent more? Instead of waiting for some future vaccine against a virus that may prove innocent, we could stop transmission now with effective mosquito control in affected areas. We could also immediately stop deliberately exposing women who might be pregnant to medicines or vaccines without thorough safety testing.

 

Bill's Guests 2-08-16

6:35 Bad County.com's Dale Matthews

7:35 Medford City Councilman Kevin Stine

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - Visiting Past and Present

8:40 Brad Fay from Southern Oregon Public TV, along with Daniel Egbert and Doc King, two veterans who put together a documentary PROJECT 22 which details how 22 veterans a day die from suicide.

Jacksonville

By Dennis Powers

Two mule packers--John R. Poole and James Cluggage--were hauling supplies in January 1852 from the Willamette Valley to Sacramento. They camped by a foothill and began digging a hole to find water for their mules. As they dug, they noticed a gold color in the hole; they had accidentally discovered a rich gold deposit. The two men quickly filed claims on the land on Daisy Creek and named it, “Rich Gulch.” The two also filed claims along Jackson Creek, where large quantities of course placer gold were discovered. Once the news shot out, hundreds of men flocked there to find their share of the precious gold. Cluggage and Poole filed donation land claims, named their town “Table Rock City,” and which was soon renamed as “Jacksonville.”

Oregon was still a territory, Indian conflicts were commonplace, food was scarce, and all of the supplies came by mule train from faraway Crescent City. The gold-driven town grew by the winter of 1852, however, from a mining camp to one with over 2000 people in the area, complete with a bank, shops, businesses, saloons, and gambling halls. A few months later in January 1853, it became the county seat for the newly created, Jackson County. That same year, a destructive fire destroyed most of the wood-framed structures, but these were quickly rebuilt, mainly in brick.

Jacksonville’s fortunes seemed assured, but by the late 1870s much of the easy ore deposits had been taken. The railroad in 1884 then decided not to connect with Jacksonville, but to head directly to Medford. The expense of building the track did not justify sweeping down to it, but to angle on a straight line through Bear Creek Valley. Once this happened, Jacksonville began to lose residents and businesses.

Agriculture supplanted mining in the 1890s, and a privately-owned railroad spur connected Jacksonville with the main line. In 1927, however, the county seat moved to Medford with its airport, previous building expansion from the orchard boom, and location. Jacksonville’s economic decline continued into the 1960s.

In 1962, the proposal to re-route a new four-lane Highway 238 directly through the town’s middle brought its residents together to fight the project. Robby Collins had moved that year into Jacksonville and led the successful opposition against the highway project. This movement galvanized these groups to begin efforts to preserve the historic, remarkable 19th century buildings and residences.

Their efforts met with success when the town’s core in 1966 was designated a National Historic Landmark, the first time a town was so honored by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Approximately 326 acres in size and including nearly 890 structures, the Landmark District is large, but not the same size as the city limits. More than 100 individual buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1977, the National Landmark Advisory Board adopted a larger formal boundary, which included the supporting residential neighborhoods.

Located some five miles from Medford, residents and tourists alike flock now to Jacksonville and have given it a real vitality. Its historic vintage is now its gold, not to mention the Britt Festival and other attractions.

Sources: “Mining Artifacts: Oregon Mines,” at Gold Discovered in Jacksonville; “Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce: History of Jacksonville,” at History; “National Park Service: Jacksonville National History District,” at National Historic District; Sanne Specht, “Beekmans re-creation comes alive,” Mail Tribune, March 2, 2003, at Robby Collins; “National Park Service: Nomination, Jacksonville Historic District,” at Jacksonville Historic District Nomination.

 

 


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