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9-26 to 9-30-2016:

Sep 26, 2016 -- 8:05am


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COSTCO AND LUBA

Just a few years ago folks screamed when Wal-Mart wanted in on E. Pine, Central Point..."Oh, the TRAFFIC", Remember? Now COSTCO survives a LUBA challenge just a block away? Sounds to me like the difference between 80lb blondes in SUV's vs "Gap-Toothed Hillbillies" ;-) Seriously, if I were Wal-Mart, I'd revive their plan to open close by in CP. Note how LUBA didn't say Cal Martin and the Costco opponents were WRONG, rather that they didn't raise the objections early enough in the planning process, which is a VERY different conclusion.


GEORGIA WOMAN BLASTS AWAY AT INTRUDERS, KILLS ONE

Not often you see this much video of a home invasion.


Here's some interesting information, Bill spoke about at the end of the 8 O'clock hour, on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge trial, from Redoubt News.

"McConnell Outed as Government Informant."

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AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 11TH NEW YORK TIMES THAT BILL SPOKE OF NEAR THE END OF THE 7 O'CLOCK HOUR:

"Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings."

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-26-2016:

6:35: Steve Cortes, surrogate and Hispanic Council Member for GOP Presidential Nominee Donald Trump chats with Bill about what is to come in tonight’s first Presidential Debate against Democratic Party Nominee Hillary Clinton.

Catch the debate live on KMED this evening. Pre-debate coverage begins at 5pm, with the debate itself beginning at 6, hosted by Fox News Radio.

7:10: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com.

7:15: Dr. John Zmirak, Senior Editor at TheStream, talks with Bill. Is it a coincidence that Charlotte, now in flames, was pushing earlier this year for a transgender access law for public bathrooms? No, says The Stream’s Senior Editor John Zmirak, the violence Charlotte’s experiencing today began with the chaos in the hearts, homes and yes, even bathrooms of Charlotte. Civil society is fragile, he writes, and when we weaken its basic links, the whole society can come crashing down.

You can also find Dr. Zmirak’s book: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism,” by clicking right HERE.

7:35: Rick Samuelson, candidate for Central Point Mayor, joins Bill in studio, to talk about why you should vote for him in November. Take a look at Rick’s campaign Facebook page. Also, you can ask questions at ricksamuelson.com.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill in studio, for this week’s “Visiting Past & Present:”

 

Medford’s Nike Connection: Bill Bowerman

By Dennis Powers

Former Medford High football player and coach, Bill Bowerman, later went on to become a legend in coaching track--and a co-founder of Nike. He played for another stand-out, Prink Callison, whose Medford teams had a 44-game win streak at one time and won three state championships from 1926 to 1928. The 1928 Medford “Tigers” (as the team was called then)--one of the best teams ever in Southern Oregon--averaged 36 points a game, limited opponents to 40 points for the entire season, and Bill Bowerman was their left end.

Born in 1911, Bowerman moved to Medford when he was 10 years old. Raised by his mother and aunts (his father left the family when he was 2), he was “a mean little kid,” by his own admission. When he went out for football as a sophomore, Callison wouldn’t put up with his antics and kicked him off the team to junior varsity. Bowerman credits both him and Superintendent Hedrick (for whom the middle school on East Jackson Street is named) as the disciplinarians who straightened him out. He also played basketball and edited the school newspaper.

After high school, he attended the University of Oregon (“OU”) and became a quarter-mile runner under the legendary Ducks’ track coach, Colonel Bill Hayward; this coach became the mentor under whom Bowerman modeled himself and learned from the “concepts of greatness,” as he reminisced. With his bachelor’s degree in 1934, Bowerman decided to attend medical school, but he first had to earn the tuition.  

Coaching for one year in Portland, he returned to Medford in 1935 to coach football and track. His “Tornado” football teams (newspaper sports editors coined the nickname) went 69-13-8 overall, while his 1935 and 1939 teams were 7-0-1 and 8-0-1. World War II intervened months before he was to start medical school and become a doctor. Having learned to ski in the Siskiyou Mountains, he headed to Colorado, trained for the 10th Mountain Division, and skied the Italian southerly Alps on patrol.

He returned to Medford after the war and coached for two more seasons, leaving in 1949 to coach track and freshman football at OU. For 24 years as the head track coach, he developed many of the world’s best distance and middle-distance runners, among them being Steve Prefontaine and Alberto Salazar. His teams won four NCAA track and field championships, finished second twice, and coached 44 all-Americans and 19 Olympians. He is credited with turning the college town of Eugene, Oregon, into the running capital of the world.

With a commanding presence, Bowerman overlooked no detail, even hand-crafting his athletes’ shoes. He created the first lightweight, outsole shoe from some latex, leather, glue, and his wife’s waffle iron. In 1964, he joined with Phil Knight--a middle-distance runner who ran for him in the late 1950’s--and each invested $500 into a company named Blue Ribbon Sports, selling initially 330 pairs of the shoes.

They sought to develop athletic shoes that were lighter and with more traction than the old, longstanding designs. More innovations came, including the wedged heel, the cushioned midsole, and lightweight nylon tops--not to mention developing rubberized asphalt runways. Propelled by the waffle-soled shoes, astute marketing, and the 1970’s upsurge of interest in running and physical fitness, they built Nike, based in Beaverton, Oregon, into the world’s largest athletic shoe and sports apparel maker. It became a multi-billion-dollar company and recognized world-wide for its “swoosh” logo.

The Medford Linebackers club honored him in the early 1970s when they built Bowerman Field on what’s now the North Medford campus. Giving back to the community, his foundation helped build or improve tracks at Medford’s North and South High Schools, the Hedrick and McLoughlin middle schools, and St. Mary’s. Receiving numerous honors during this time, he died at the age of 88 in 1999. 

Sources: Greg Stiles, Bowerman among Medford’s greats,” Mail Tribune, September 28, 1999, at Bill Bowerman; The New York Times, “Obituaries: Bill Bowerman, 88, Nike Co-Founder, Dies,” December 27, 1999, at Additional Background; “National Distance Running Hall of Fame: Bill Bowerman,” at Track and Distance Running.

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CHARLOTTE

State of emergency tonight (Thursday) in Charlotte. The town has a black police chief, the shooting officer was black, but will they blame this on Thomas Jefferson's legacy? Let me explain - When Linda and I visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home just outside Charlotte, NC earlier this summer, I couldn't help but detect a thinly veiled feeling of...well, embarrassment. If the tour guide mentioned Jefferson's brilliance, she then had to mention the slaves...often. It was if Charlotte didn't really want to scream from the rafters that they were home to Monticello, a little ashamed of their native son. They didn't sign directions on the freeway to Monticello much, either. However, they WERE happy to take our $50.


LUBA SIDES WITH JACKSON COUNTY OVER MEDICAL POT

Mail Tribune repoting that LUBA sides with Jackson County's rules which ban medical marijuana grows on land zoned Rural Residential. (Recreational grows were already banned by county law) You figure a lot of pro-big-government types prior to the rise of marijuana are discovering their love for small, limited government right about now? Whaddya' think about centralized land use planning by the state NOW, huh?

Don't interpret that statement as expressing "schadenfreude" at the med pot grower's dilemma. It's more along the lines of how many on the left fail to see Senate Bill 100 and the ensuing land use bureaucratic hell hole for what it is...everyone ELSE deciding your property's best use. That dog chews up both the left and the right wing land owners.

Was talking with Brad Bennington from the S. Oregon Builder's Association this morning and was astounded to learn that we didn't even have building codes here much before the early 1970's. Oh, heavens, people probably weren't able to LIVE back in those dark days...and we didn't have centralized land use planning either. What knuckle dragging deplorables we must have all been, until we received our salvation through the progressive regulatory tyrant state. Sucks to be us...


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-23-16:

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

7:20: Akash Chogule, Director of Policy at Americans for Prosperity joins the show. Should your tax dollars be used to pay for stadiums for professional sports teams? Akash and Bill talk about it.

In this role, he helps coordinate and advocate for many of AFP's state policy efforts, focusing primarily on healthcare, labor, education, and tax issues. His writing has appeared in National Review, Forbes, the Washington Times, the Hill, Town Hall, and many others. He was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Law and Policy this year.

Check out Americans For Prosperity right HERE.

8:10: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill about how, if the United States relinquishes control of the internet over to China, free speech online will all but vanish.

Read more at netrightdaily.com.

8:45: Ruth Moncus, candidate for Medford City Council Ward 4 joins Bill in studio.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-22-16: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick, author of the book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad,” joins the show.

"Terrorism is not something we should just “deal with.”

In a recent article on Townhall.com, Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, was reported to have said that terror attacks are “part and parcel of life in a big city,” just hours after the bombings in New York and New Jersey.

This nonchalant attitude is exactly the problem America is facing with terrorism. Hillary refuses to acknowledge the seriousness of Jihad—a politically correct cloud continues to fogs our country at the expense of innocent American lives.

Author and Jihad expert Kirk Kilpatrick is NOT apologizing for his politically incorrect attitude toward Jihad. In fact, he states in his upcoming new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad(releasing September 26th) that political correctness is hurting us more than helping.

Pre-order the book at Amazon.com.

7:10: Julie Niles-Fry, a former school board member in Southern Oregon. We’re calling our talk “Confessions of Former School Board Member”.

What gets in the way of true reform? She has an interesting point of view having been “inside the beast” and able to speak freely.

8:50: Mike "White Delight" Wilson, from White Delight Promotions joins Bill in studio. This Saturday night is Rogue Valley Rumble 5.

Tickets available at ALL Lil Pantry Locations and Hawaiian Hut in Central Point!

Check out MIke's Facebook page right HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-21-16:

6:48: Shep Gordon, legendary entertainment agent and producer calls in. He’ll tell you about the days and his experiences with greats such as Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Shep has a new book out called: “They Call Me Supermensch.”

It started with a punch from Janis Joplin. It was 1968 and Shep Gordon had quit the job that had brought him to L.A. after only one day. He had about a month’s worth of cash in his pocket when he checked into a Hollywood motel. The first night, he tried to “rescue” a girl he thought was in distress. That was Janis, who punched him in the mouth. With the kind of serendipity that would mark the next five decades in a remarkable career, Gordon’s life as a legendary manager, agent, and producer was launched. Famous among the famous, Gordon came to wider public attention through Mike Myers’s “shagadelic rock doc” Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Now, in THEY CALL ME SUPERMENSCH: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll

Get the book RIGHT HERE.

7:10: Mark W. Smith, a Constitutional attorney chats with Bill. He argues for profiling of terrorist suspects, and explains how it works. Bill and Mark will discuss why profiling is also completely legal.

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

8:35: Brad Bennington, of the Southern Oregon Builders Association. stops by the studio to talk about this year’s Tour Of Homes.

The 2016 Southern Oregon Tour of Homes will be running September 23rd through the 25th. Find out more information at sobuilds.com.

Or, you can call 541-773-2872.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-20-2016:

6:35: Tom Broadwater, President for Americans 4 Work, joins the show. Tom’s point of view is that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump have gotten very specific at techniques to help raise minority employment levels in the inner cities. Americans4Work.org, a Washington, D.C. non-profit focused on increasing employment opportunities for Americans, especially minorities.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com calls in to give you the Tuesday Outdoor Report brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Captain William E. Simpson from the State Of Jefferson calls the show. Bill and Captain Simpson will break down the Hmong lawsuit filed against Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey. You can read some of Captain Simpson’s articles at myoutdoorbuddy.com.

8:10: Ed Bodrow, author of “In Lies We Trust: How Politicians and the Media Are Deceiving the American Public,” joins Bill.

Millions of Americans at both ends of the political spectrum are angry and fed up with being lied to by politicians and the media. The emergence of “outsider” presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is proof that people are sick and tired of Washington’s culture of deception.

Click here to buy the book.

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BREAKING - ANTI-GUN PORTLAND PASTOR WON'T BE CHARGED WITH GUN CRIME

Apparently if you're a PDX anti-gun liberal and do an illegal gun transfer crime in Oregon, you have "Hillary Immunity" and DON'T go to jail! This is the Pastor Jeremy Lucas case - he won an AR-15 and planned to destroy it to make an anti-gun point, but left it for "safe keeping" with a friend. (Violating Sen. Bates' SB941 law) Apparently OSP "got the message" and said there was no evidence...after the pastor ADMITTED what he did. We'll talk with Kevin Starrett tomorrow about this. I'd imagine if a real firearms enthusiast did the same thing as Lucas, that he/she would be facing the perp walk.The story of the "non-charging" is at https://flashalert.net/id/OSPOre/97737


UPDATE TO BIAS STORY AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH

Statement from Medford 549C district:

One of the primary roles of schools is to develop citizens who can participate in a democracy. In social studies courses, students often discuss and debate current events, some of which may be controversial and which may elicit strongly differing opinions. At the Medford School District, we value critical thinking and dialogue around such issues and believe they should be presented in a factual and unbiased manner. We have board policy supporting the obligation of teachers to relate the facts from both sides of an issue, and to clearly distinguish when expressions of personal opinion are being made.

For clarification, ‘T-Charts’ are used in the instructional process to identify differences in opinions, compare and contrast exercises and so on. In this case, the ‘T-Chart’ written on the white board was used to record student comments during a pre-law course discussion.

Further, teachers do have a right to express their personal opinions to the students in their classroom, up to the point at which their views may unduly influence the views or opinions of students and so long as the teacher indicates that their opinions are theirs alone and not the official position of the school district. When a teacher posts, somewhat permanently, a statement of political nature on a bulletin board, it may be deemed as an inappropriate expression of opinion and should not be posted unless all sides of the issue are posted. In this case, the principal asked the teacher to remove the sign and the teacher complied. However, it is acceptable (and, indeed, a contractually bargained for right under the collective bargaining agreement with the Medford School District) for teachers to interject what their own views are on topics during class discussions as long as all other views and opinions are heard, acknowledged and valued and that the teacher’s views do not dominate the conversation.

The discussion of this issue has been beneficial for the school district so that we may clarify our roles as educators and to better define how free speech is honored and used approporiately in a public school setting.


BIAS AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH?

According to an email source, these pictures are from the "Intro to Law and World Studies" class. Dems on the "good" side, Republicans on the "bad" side of governance, BLM and more. Whaddya' think? Doubtful that this follows school policy for controversial subjects, but it could have been STUDENT input deciding what was good or bad...perhaps discussion points. If not, yet another reason to homeschool.

Here's some of the email text:

Good Afternoon  ~ 

Please show your support to ensure South Medford High School hears public feedback regarding their teachers conduct. 

Taxpayers money has NO room for the promotion of skewed political views (Brainwashing) our children in public classrooms. If you've friends or family associated with 549C School district / South Medford please ensure your and their voice is heard by forwarding the the numbers below the pictures. Medford School district policies are also attached in addition to controversial Issues.

 

 

This is a later picture, after some students reportedly questioned the "Black Lives Matter" sign. Two more were added.

 

UPDATE: We've received word from Medford 549C that Superintendent Shumate is aware, and definintely "on the case". He's looking into this issue, and will ensure that propoer Medford 549C policy is followed.


 

 

 

9-19 to 9-23-2016

Sep 20, 2016 -- 8:20am


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CHARLOTTE

State of emergency tonight (Thursday) in Charlotte. The town has a black police chief, the shooting officer was black, but will they blame this on Thomas Jefferson's legacy? Let me explain - When Linda and I visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home just outside Charlotte, NC earlier this summer, I couldn't help but detect a thinly veiled feeling of...well, embarrassment. If the tour guide mentioned Jefferson's brilliance, she then had to mention the slaves...often. It was if Charlotte didn't really want to scream from the rafters that they were home to Monticello, a little ashamed of their native son. They didn't sign directions on the freeway to Monticello much, either. However, they WERE happy to take our $50.


LUBA SIDES WITH JACKSON COUNTY OVER MEDICAL POT

Mail Tribune repoting that LUBA sides with Jackson County's rules which ban medical marijuana grows on land zoned Rural Residential. (Recreational grows were already banned by county law) You figure a lot of pro-big-government types prior to the rise of marijuana are discovering their love for small, limited government right about now? Whaddya' think about centralized land use planning by the state NOW, huh?

Don't interpret that statement as expressing "schadenfreude" at the med pot grower's dilemma. It's more along the lines of how many on the left fail to see Senate Bill 100 and the ensuing land use bureaucratic hell hole for what it is...everyone ELSE deciding your property's best use. That dog chews up both the left and the right wing land owners.

Was talking with Brad Bennington from the S. Oregon Builder's Association this morning and was astounded to learn that we didn't even have building codes here much before the early 1970's. Oh, heavens, people probably weren't able to LIVE back in those dark days...and we didn't have centralized land use planning either. What knuckle dragging deplorables we must have all been, until we received our salvation through the progressive regulatory tyrant state. Sucks to be us...


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-23-16:

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

7:20: Akash Chogule, Director of Policy at Americans for Prosperity joins the show. Should your tax dollars be used to pay for stadiums for professional sports teams? Akash and Bill talk about it.

In this role, he helps coordinate and advocate for many of AFP's state policy efforts, focusing primarily on healthcare, labor, education, and tax issues. His writing has appeared in National Review, Forbes, the Washington Times, the Hill, Town Hall, and many others. He was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Law and Policy this year.

Check out Americans For Prosperity right HERE.

8:10: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill about how, if the United States relinquishes control of the internet over to China, free speech online will all but vanish.

Read more at netrightdaily.com.

8:45: Ruth Moncus, candidate for Medford City Council Ward 4 joins Bill in studio.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-22-16: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick, author of the book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad,” joins the show.

"Terrorism is not something we should just “deal with.”

In a recent article on Townhall.com, Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, was reported to have said that terror attacks are “part and parcel of life in a big city,” just hours after the bombings in New York and New Jersey.

This nonchalant attitude is exactly the problem America is facing with terrorism. Hillary refuses to acknowledge the seriousness of Jihad—a politically correct cloud continues to fogs our country at the expense of innocent American lives.

Author and Jihad expert Kirk Kilpatrick is NOT apologizing for his politically incorrect attitude toward Jihad. In fact, he states in his upcoming new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad(releasing September 26th) that political correctness is hurting us more than helping.

Pre-order the book at Amazon.com.

7:10: Julie Niles-Fry, a former school board member in Southern Oregon. We’re calling our talk “Confessions of Former School Board Member”.

What gets in the way of true reform? She has an interesting point of view having been “inside the beast” and able to speak freely.

8:50: Mike "White Delight" Wilson, from White Delight Promotions joins Bill in studio. This Saturday night is Rogue Valley Rumble 5.

Tickets available at ALL Lil Pantry Locations and Hawaiian Hut in Central Point!

Check out MIke's Facebook page right HERE.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-21-16:

6:48: Shep Gordon, legendary entertainment agent and producer calls in. He’ll tell you about the days and his experiences with greats such as Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Shep has a new book out called: “They Call Me Supermensch.”

It started with a punch from Janis Joplin. It was 1968 and Shep Gordon had quit the job that had brought him to L.A. after only one day. He had about a month’s worth of cash in his pocket when he checked into a Hollywood motel. The first night, he tried to “rescue” a girl he thought was in distress. That was Janis, who punched him in the mouth. With the kind of serendipity that would mark the next five decades in a remarkable career, Gordon’s life as a legendary manager, agent, and producer was launched. Famous among the famous, Gordon came to wider public attention through Mike Myers’s “shagadelic rock doc” Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Now, in THEY CALL ME SUPERMENSCH: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll

Get the book RIGHT HERE.

7:10: Mark W. Smith, a Constitutional attorney chats with Bill. He argues for profiling of terrorist suspects, and explains how it works. Bill and Mark will discuss why profiling is also completely legal.

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

8:35: Brad Bennington, of the Southern Oregon Builders Association. stops by the studio to talk about this year’s Tour Of Homes.

The 2016 Southern Oregon Tour of Homes will be running September 23rd through the 25th. Find out more information at sobuilds.com.

Or, you can call 541-773-2872.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-20-2016:

6:35: Tom Broadwater, President for Americans 4 Work, joins the show. Tom’s point of view is that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump have gotten very specific at techniques to help raise minority employment levels in the inner cities. Americans4Work.org, a Washington, D.C. non-profit focused on increasing employment opportunities for Americans, especially minorities.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com calls in to give you the Tuesday Outdoor Report brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Captain William E. Simpson from the State Of Jefferson calls the show. Bill and Captain Simpson will break down the Hmong lawsuit filed against Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey. You can read some of Captain Simpson’s articles at myoutdoorbuddy.com.

8:10: Ed Bodrow, author of “In Lies We Trust: How Politicians and the Media Are Deceiving the American Public,” joins Bill.

Millions of Americans at both ends of the political spectrum are angry and fed up with being lied to by politicians and the media. The emergence of “outsider” presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is proof that people are sick and tired of Washington’s culture of deception.

Click here to buy the book.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BREAKING - ANTI-GUN PORTLAND PASTOR WON'T BE CHARGED WITH GUN CRIME

Apparently if you're a PDX anti-gun liberal and do an illegal gun transfer crime in Oregon, you have "Hillary Immunity" and DON'T go to jail! This is the Pastor Jeremy Lucas case - he won an AR-15 and planned to destroy it to make an anti-gun point, but left it for "safe keeping" with a friend. (Violating Sen. Bates' SB941 law) Apparently OSP "got the message" and said there was no evidence...after the pastor ADMITTED what he did. We'll talk with Kevin Starrett tomorrow about this. I'd imagine if a real firearms enthusiast did the same thing as Lucas, that he/she would be facing the perp walk.The story of the "non-charging" is at https://flashalert.net/id/OSPOre/97737


UPDATE TO BIAS STORY AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH

Statement from Medford 549C district:

One of the primary roles of schools is to develop citizens who can participate in a democracy. In social studies courses, students often discuss and debate current events, some of which may be controversial and which may elicit strongly differing opinions. At the Medford School District, we value critical thinking and dialogue around such issues and believe they should be presented in a factual and unbiased manner. We have board policy supporting the obligation of teachers to relate the facts from both sides of an issue, and to clearly distinguish when expressions of personal opinion are being made.

For clarification, ‘T-Charts’ are used in the instructional process to identify differences in opinions, compare and contrast exercises and so on. In this case, the ‘T-Chart’ written on the white board was used to record student comments during a pre-law course discussion.

Further, teachers do have a right to express their personal opinions to the students in their classroom, up to the point at which their views may unduly influence the views or opinions of students and so long as the teacher indicates that their opinions are theirs alone and not the official position of the school district. When a teacher posts, somewhat permanently, a statement of political nature on a bulletin board, it may be deemed as an inappropriate expression of opinion and should not be posted unless all sides of the issue are posted. In this case, the principal asked the teacher to remove the sign and the teacher complied. However, it is acceptable (and, indeed, a contractually bargained for right under the collective bargaining agreement with the Medford School District) for teachers to interject what their own views are on topics during class discussions as long as all other views and opinions are heard, acknowledged and valued and that the teacher’s views do not dominate the conversation.

The discussion of this issue has been beneficial for the school district so that we may clarify our roles as educators and to better define how free speech is honored and used approporiately in a public school setting.


BIAS AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH?

According to an email source, these pictures are from the "Intro to Law and World Studies" class. Dems on the "good" side, Republicans on the "bad" side of governance, BLM and more. Whaddya' think? Doubtful that this follows school policy for controversial subjects, but it could have been STUDENT input deciding what was good or bad...perhaps discussion points. If not, yet another reason to homeschool.

Here's some of the email text:

Good Afternoon  ~ 

Please show your support to ensure South Medford High School hears public feedback regarding their teachers conduct. 

Taxpayers money has NO room for the promotion of skewed political views (Brainwashing) our children in public classrooms. If you've friends or family associated with 549C School district / South Medford please ensure your and their voice is heard by forwarding the the numbers below the pictures. Medford School district policies are also attached in addition to controversial Issues.

 

 

This is a later picture, after some students reportedly questioned the "Black Lives Matter" sign. Two more were added.

 

UPDATE: We've received word from Medford 549C that Superintendent Shumate is aware, and definintely "on the case". He's looking into this issue, and will ensure that propoer Medford 549C policy is followed.


 

 

 

9-12 to 9-16-2016

Sep 12, 2016 -- 8:05am


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BREAKING - ANTI-GUN PORTLAND PASTOR WON'T BE CHARGED WITH GUN CRIME

Apparently if you're a PDX anti-gun liberal and do an illegal gun transfer crime in Oregon, you have "Hillary Immunity" and DON'T go to jail! This is the Pastor Jeremy Lucas case - he won an AR-15 and planned to destroy it to make an anti-gun point, but left it for "safe keeping" with a friend. (Violating Sen. Bates' SB941 law) Apparently OSP "got the message" and said there was no evidence...after the pastor ADMITTED what he did. We'll talk with Kevin Starrett tomorrow about this. I'd imagine if a real firearms enthusiast did the same thing as Lucas, that he/she would be facing the perp walk.The story of the "non-charging" is at https://flashalert.net/id/OSPOre/97737


UPDATE TO BIAS STORY AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH

Statement from Medford 549C district:

One of the primary roles of schools is to develop citizens who can participate in a democracy. In social studies courses, students often discuss and debate current events, some of which may be controversial and which may elicit strongly differing opinions. At the Medford School District, we value critical thinking and dialogue around such issues and believe they should be presented in a factual and unbiased manner. We have board policy supporting the obligation of teachers to relate the facts from both sides of an issue, and to clearly distinguish when expressions of personal opinion are being made.

For clarification, ‘T-Charts’ are used in the instructional process to identify differences in opinions, compare and contrast exercises and so on. In this case, the ‘T-Chart’ written on the white board was used to record student comments during a pre-law course discussion.

Further, teachers do have a right to express their personal opinions to the students in their classroom, up to the point at which their views may unduly influence the views or opinions of students and so long as the teacher indicates that their opinions are theirs alone and not the official position of the school district. When a teacher posts, somewhat permanently, a statement of political nature on a bulletin board, it may be deemed as an inappropriate expression of opinion and should not be posted unless all sides of the issue are posted. In this case, the principal asked the teacher to remove the sign and the teacher complied. However, it is acceptable (and, indeed, a contractually bargained for right under the collective bargaining agreement with the Medford School District) for teachers to interject what their own views are on topics during class discussions as long as all other views and opinions are heard, acknowledged and valued and that the teacher’s views do not dominate the conversation.

The discussion of this issue has been beneficial for the school district so that we may clarify our roles as educators and to better define how free speech is honored and used approporiately in a public school setting.


BIAS AT SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH?

According to an email source, these pictures are from the "Intro to Law and World Studies" class. Dems on the "good" side, Republicans on the "bad" side of governance, BLM and more. Whaddya' think? Doubtful that this follows school policy for controversial subjects, but it could have been STUDENT input deciding what was good or bad...perhaps discussion points. If not, yet another reason to homeschool.

Here's some of the email text:

Good Afternoon  ~ 

Please show your support to ensure South Medford High School hears public feedback regarding their teachers conduct. 

Taxpayers money has NO room for the promotion of skewed political views (Brainwashing) our children in public classrooms. If you've friends or family associated with 549C School district / South Medford please ensure your and their voice is heard by forwarding the the numbers below the pictures. Medford School district policies are also attached in addition to controversial Issues.

 

 

This is a later picture, after some students reportedly questioned the "Black Lives Matter" sign. Two more were added.

 

UPDATE: We've received word from Medford 549C that Superintendent Shumate is aware, and definintely "on the case". He's looking into this issue, and will ensure that propoer Medford 549C policy is followed.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-16-16:

6:35: Anastasia Boden, attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation joins the show. Constitution Day, the day that the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution in 1787, is upon us. Anastasia penned an Op-Ed in the Washington Times and other periodicals, that tells how the Constitution, though over 200 years old, still protects the rights of you and I.

Click here to read the article in it’s entirety. Learn more about Anastasia and the PLF, go to pacificlegal.org.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls the show to give you the Friday Outdoor Report. The Outdoor Report is brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation chats with Bill about the latest in the case of an anti-gun Portland pastor, who won an AR-15 style rifle in a raffle, with the intention of destroying it, then gave the weapon to a friend for safekeeping, without doing the proper procedures. The pastor, allegedly, broke the law, but was let off. Bill and Kevin will discuss.

Learn more: oregonfirearms.org.

7:35: Jennifer Margulis & Dr. Paul Thomas M.D. join the show. Jennifer joins Bill in studio and Dr. Thomas via phone, talk about their new book: “The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years.”

Catch the YouTube promo at this link, and here are a few reader reviews: And you can buy the book by clicking HERE.

“A valuable, science-based guide.” ~Dr. MARTHA HERBERT, M.D./Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

“Impressively researched, this important book is essential reading for parents. With clear and practical advice for shielding children from harmful toxins, it will compel us all to think differently about how to protect health.” ~JAY GORDON, M.D., FAAP
 
“A plan to optimize a child’s immune system and minimize any risks.” ~ELIZABETH MUMPER, M.D., founder and CEO, The Rimland Center for Integrative Pediatrics

“In a world where children’s immune systems are increasingly challenged, this is a timely addition to the literature.” ~HARRIET LERNER, Ph.D., best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Mother Dance

"Finally, a book about vaccines that respects parents! If you choose only one book to read on the topic, read The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. This impeccably researched, well-balanced book puts you in the driver’s seat and empowers you to make conscientious vaccine decisions for your family.” ~PEGGY O’MARA, editor and publisher, Mothering Magazine

8:10: Steve Richie, GOP candidate District 5State Representative is looking for your vote. He joins Bill, in studio. For more information go to steverichie.com.

8:35: Sharon Holscher from the NW Bird Club joins the show. The annual Bird Mart is September 18, 10 am – 5 pm at the Central Point Grange Hall, Pine Street. Quaker parrots will be featured for sale, also doves, parakeets, finches, etc. Bird food, bird toys & accessories. Silent auction & raffles every 15 minutes will be included. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.Should be a super fun event!

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-15-16:

7:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, Gang-Green opponent and all around nice guy, leaves the safety of his secret bunker, and joins Bill, in studio. Gang-Green wants to expand the Monument. Bill and Mr. X will tell you how to fight back!

8:10: Will Reishman from Strategic Financial comes into the studio. the bond market is under strain, what’s it mean for your portfolio? Also, is Trump crazy to say the Fed is “politicized”?

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-14-16:

6:35: John Leboutlillier, former New York congressman and co-host of Fox News’ Political Insiders joins the show. Is Trump surging ahead, with his new child care plan? Or, is Hillary’s campaign simply crumbling?

Check out John’s blog at http://leboutillier.blogspot.com

Fox News Political Insiders is on Sundays at 4:30 PM.

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

8:10: Helen Funk with the Jackson County Expo joins Bill in studio. The Harvest Fair is coming up this weekend. And, Bill and Helen will chat about the Expo’s improving financials.

See more at: attheexpo.com.

8:35: Stephen M.R. Covey, author of “The Speed of Trust,” calls the show. Stephen is appearing this Friday, 9/16 at the Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 5, Show starts at 6pm. $40 to attend, Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce www.GrantsPassChamber.org

Get Stephen’s book by clicking HERE.

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Former KGB propagandist and defector to the west Yuri Bezmenov, warning of cultural Marxism in 1989. What a prophetic voice.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-13-16:

6:15: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, calls in. Are Americans beginning to shun white collar jobs, paving the way for the influx of foreign workers? Dave Ray thinks differently. Dave and Bill chat about the apparent abuse of the H-1B Visa program.

Add Caterpillar to the List of American Companies Abusing H-1B Program 

Earlier this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee examined allegations by U.S. workers who claimed that they were not only losing their jobs to lower paid foreign workers holding H-1B visas, but in some cases were being forced to train their replacements.  Senators were told that this was happening to thousands of Americans across the country - even at Fortune 500 companies like the Disney Corporation - especially in the lucrative fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

 Now we can add another American icon, Caterpillar, to that list.  Caterpillar announced that it would be laying off 300 American professionals in Mossville, Illinois, while it continues to seek and hire H-1B foreign workers to fill their jobs.  Earlier this year, Caterpillar had requested 71 H-1B visas for white-collar jobs, with at least 30 of those earmarked for the Mossville plant. Since 2012, Caterpillar has requested 768 visas for H-1B workers.

As the Center for Immigration Studies recently reported, a wealthy Silicon Valley insider offered a candid assessment of the H-1B program, noting that it "...amounts to indentured servitude, a type of peonage."

7:10: Larry Masterman, City of Medford Emergency Manager joins Bill in studio.

This Saturday is the 2nd Annual Rogue Valley Preparedness Fair at the Rogue Valley Mall. The event is free, and runs from 10am to 2pm.

7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative calls in. He’s joined by Larry Masterman, City of Medford Emergency Manager is in studio. Emergency preparedness is paramount as of late. Bill, Sal and Larry will discuss it, as well as other issues effecting you.

8:10: Mike G, from the Britt Festival checks into the studio to let you know about the latest acts coming to Britt Hill. For tickets and even more information, go to Brittfest.org.

8:35: Joe Vondeloski with Logos Charter School comes into the studio for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” interview.

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GREAT 'TOON FROM BRANCO

I Dropped Antonio Branco a donation at his site, too...Political Cartoons are Powerful - The TRUTH, only quicker. His website is ComicallyIncorrect.com.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-12-2016:

6:35: Susan Swift, writer & reporter at Politichicks.com joins the show. With Hillary Clinton’s recent near-collapse, and subsequent diagnosis of pneumonia, Susan Swift has been following, and writing about Hillary’s health problems for 8 years now. Health problems that the Susan says the media has ignored.

Learn more about Susan at her website, SusanSwift.net, and follow Susan on Twitter: @TheRealSusanSwift.

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

7:15: Bernice Smith, a listener joins the show. Is politics hindering commerce? Bernice has a friend who is marketing the anti-Hillary t-shirt: “Bag The Bitch,” and says that the shirt is being suppressed by Amazon.com.

You can find the shirt by clicking HERE.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers returns to the studio after a brief hiatus, for this week’s “Visiting Past & Present”:

The Hanleys and Hanley Farm

By Dennis Powers

Michael Hanley was raised in Ohio, and the young 25-year-old was lured to San Francisco by the Gold Rush of 1849. After trying his hand at mining, he and a partner decided to start a more lucrative business: selling beef to the miners. Michael then met Martha Burnett, who had arrived in Douglas County by the Oregon Trail. The two married and decided on Jackson County to settle; they purchased a 636-acre donation land claim near Jacksonville.

They had nine children and six survived into adulthood. As they raised their family, Michael Hanley continued to buy land and pursue various businesses, including creating a regional agricultural industry on what is now Hanley Road between Jacksonville and Central Point.

Despite Michael Hanley becoming an invalid and pronounced legally insane in his later years, his family had their own lives and prospered in different ways. Their eldest son, John, tried different businesses, such as a distillery in Jacksonville and ranching with his brothers. Son Bill left school when he was 10-years old to become a cattleman like his father. By age 17, he had left home for wide-open Eastern Oregon, where he created a farming and cattle empire just like his dad. Bill Hanley not only owned different ranches, including the 16,000 acre “OO Ranch”, he ran for Oregon Governor and the U.S. Senate. Although not successful, “Big Bill” was instrumental in the rail and highway development of Eastern Oregon.

The Yukon Gold Rush lured son Ed to Alaska, where he also decided that selling mining supplies (and running a toll road) made more sense. Ed later moved to Seattle and built a cannery operation, but also continued ranching on property north of the Hanley Farm and was known for his orchards. Daughter Ella also traveled away; she spent time in Alaska with brother Ed, and then married mining engineer Harry Bush in 1903. The couple lived in Chile, where her husband ran a large copper mine for 16 years, and they returned to the Valley. Michael II inherited his father’s Butte Creek Ranch property at age 18; in addition to running it, he also was involved with his brothers in other ranching endeavors. Over time, fortunes were made and lost.

Alice Hanley spent her life in the family home. Caring for her parents until their deaths (Martha in 1887 and her father two years later at age 65), she inherited over 100 acres of the original farm and ran it for the rest of her life. In 1922 she ran for state representative but lost. Alice helped to establish the Oregon Home Extension Service (OSU’s agricultural extension) and served on its board from 1919 until her death.

The extension service now is located on what was much of Alice’s share of the original homestead. What was left was deeded to the Southern Oregon Historical Society in 1982 by Mary Hanley, the last descendant of Michael Hanley to live in the house and on the land. The 37-acre farm is open to the public and preserves the history of the early settlers and their contributions to this region.

Owing to Alice Hanley’s long-ago purchase of auctioned pioneer furnishings, rooms have antiques dating back to those times. With a 1950 remodeling of the back (1860s) part of the house, there even is “modern” electricity, a furnace, TV, telephone, bathrooms, and a kitchen. Until then, this didn’t exist.  

The historical society has many public activities and presentations at the Hanley Farm--and is a must visit. For these activities, see http://sohs.org/hanley-events.  

Source: See the Southern Oregon Historical Society website (http://www.sohs.org/): “The Hanley Farm and Family.”

8:35: Dale Matthews, from BadCounty.com makes his triumphant return to the show. Rumors have been swirling around the region that he had been thrown in jail. Dale joins the show to tell you that the rumors of his confinement are unfounded. Dale and Bill will also chat about the latest in Josephine County politics.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-9-2016:

6:45: Kirsten Tynan, from the Fully Informed Jury Association, joins the show. Is the judge, presiding over the case against Ammon Bundy, and six co-defendants for the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, planning to misinform the jury? FIJA.org, says it may be so. Bill and Kirsten will discuss.

FIJA.org.

7:10: The Outdoor Report, with Mr. Outdoors, Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com.

7:15: Captain Bill Simpson, a former U.S. Merchant Marine calls the show. Nothern California is seeing a new type of Wolf/Coyote hybrid, which is being called “The Wyote.” Click the link to read Capt. Simpson’s entire story on the subject:

myoutdoorbuddy.com/fishinghuntinwaterreport.

8:10: Bernadette Duncan, former talk radio producer and author of the book: Yappy Days: Behind The Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers.” Calls the show. Yappy Days, follows Bernadette’s experiences in talk radio.

Get Yappy Days: Behind The Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers right HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-8-2016 CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Duane Stark, Oregon State Representative calls the show, to let you know about the latest goings-on in Salem. Representative Stark spent a night in the Grants Pass Sobering Center. He shares his experience with Bill. Also, he will touch on Measure 97, and how it may be another hefty injection into PERS, under the guise of being for the benefit of kids and seniors.

7:10: Curt Ankerberg, Medford City Council, Ward 1 Candidate joins Bill in studio.

Curt’s Statement:

The Chamber of Commerce has undue influence over our city, and its executive members continually loot the Medford treasury for tens of millions of dollars in order to pay for their privately-owned projects. Incumbent Dick Gordon has been the ringleader of a corrupt, bloated, and inept Medford city government that serves the 1% at the Chamber.

Conversely, I'll vigorously represent YOU and the neglected 99%.

 Incumbent Dick Gordon:

  • Doubled your monthly utility tax from $25 to $50.
  • Built police and fire stations without voter-approval, that were millions over-budget, causing one station to not be built. A Chamber executive also received a highly-questionable $9 million fire stations NO-BID contract.
  • Supported the $22 million Water Park, $16 million Aquatic Center, $25 million Recreation Center, and a proposed convention center, all which I've opposed as exorbitant. Big-government tax-and-spender Gordon wants to bankrupt you with debt.
  • Wasted millions of tax dollars on consultants and studies, including $375,000 for "Sustainable Oregon".
  • Supports the corrupt and illegal "Travel Medford" contract with the Chamber.
  • Publicly terminated former City Manager Eric Swanson, who opposed "Travel Medford", then Gordon ineptly took one year to identify and hire two Chamber-controlled replacements, who were deemed "UNQUALIFIED" by the professional recruiting firm.

           If elected, I will:

  • Build an AFFORDABLE community swimming pool, new skate parks, and a homeless shelter.
  • Revitalize downtown and increase parking.
  • Reduce city licenses, fees, permits, and regulations, in order to stimulate economic development.
  • Increase the number of police on the streets.
  • Reduce government waste.
  • NOT raise your taxes.

 As a fiscal-conservative, and Certified Public Accountant with thirty years experience, I promise to oversee a transparent, efficient government that serves you and your families, and not the Chamber Good Old Boys.

curtankerberg@gmail.com

8:10: Nicholas Eberstadt, political economist, and author of the, soon to be released book: “Men Without Work,” joins the show.

151,000 jobs were added in August, but despite these positive numbers there is one demographic group that continues to struggle in the job market: American men.

In his Wall Street Journal piece The Idle Army: America’s Unworking Men, Nicholas says that while “unemployment” has gone down the work participation rate, and especially the male work rate, has been relentlessly declining for most of the postwar era and is now reaching a crisis with Depression-era levels. 

Nicholas’ book will be out on September 19th, 2016. You can pre-order the book by clicking HERE.

8:45: Tom Lowell & Lee Green of the Jackson County Community Concert Association, joins Bill in studio to talk about the latest production: The Student Prince. Get tickets at: Jackson County CCA.

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APPLE "COURAGE"

An Apple spokesperson Wednesday says it took "Courage" to remove the conventional headphone jack from the new iPhone 7. I think Tim Cook just wants everyone's brains zapped by Bluetooth, and the "AirBuds", wireless headphones from Apple, cost around $150. (Nice, huh?) To be fair, Apple is including a lightning port adapter so you can still use conventional headphones. 


BILL'S GUESTS for 9-08-2016

6:35 State Representative Duane Stark and Bill discuss issues of state importance.

7:10 Ward 1 Medford City Council Candidate Curt Ankerberg.

Curt’s Voter Pamphelet Statement:

The Chamber of Commerce has undue influence over our city, and its executive members continually loot the Medford treasury for tens of millions of dollars in order to pay for their privately-owned projects. Incumbent Dick Gordon has been the ringleader of a corrupt, bloated, and inept Medford city government that serves the 1% at the Chamber.

Conversely, I'll vigorously represent YOU and the neglected 99%.

 

     Incumbent Dick Gordon:

  • Doubled your monthly utility tax from $25 to $50.
  • Built police and fire stations without voter-approval, that were millions over-budget, causing one station to not be built. A Chamber executive also received a highly-questionable $9 million fire stations NO-BID contract.
  • Supported the $22 million Water Park, $16 million Aquatic Center, $25 million Recreation Center, and a proposed convention center, all which I've opposed as exorbitant. Big-government tax-and-spender Gordon wants to bankrupt you with debt.
  • Wasted millions of tax dollars on consultants and studies, including $375,000 for "Sustainable Oregon".
  • Supports the corrupt and illegal "Travel Medford" contract with the Chamber.
  • Publicly terminated former City Manager Eric Swanson, who opposed "Travel Medford", then Gordon ineptly took one year to identify and hire two Chamber-controlled replacements, who were deemed "UNQUALIFIED" by the professional recruiting firm.

           If elected, I will:

  • Build an AFFORDABLE community swimming pool, new skate parks, and a homeless shelter.
  • Revitalize downtown and increase parking.
  • Reduce city licenses, fees, permits, and regulations, in order to stimulate economic development.
  • Increase the number of police on the streets.
  • Reduce government waste.
  • NOT raise your taxes.

As a fiscal-conservative, and Certified Public Accountant with thirty years experience, I promise to oversee a transparent, efficient government that serves you and your families, and not the Chamber Good Old Boys.

I respectfully request your vote.

8:10 Political Economist Nicholas Eberstadt, author of MEN WITHOUT WORK, which is coming out 9/19

151,000 jobs were added in August, but despite these positive numbers there is one demographic group that continues to struggle in the job market: American men.

In his Wall Street Journal piece The Idle Army: America’s Unworking Men, Nicholas Eberstadt says that while “unemployment” has gone down the work participation rate, and especially the male work rate, has been relentlessly declining for most of the postwar era and is now reaching a crisis with Depression-era levels.


ARTICLE I WAS DISCUSSING WEDNESDAY MORNING...

Thanks to Lucretia for sending me this refreshing take from an honest leftist that is worth reading and sharing. Vivian Warkentin's "Ecologists, Please Delink from the bipolar Climat Change Racket"


PARKING LOT FRUSTRATION

Don't you wish parking lots were striped for the size of REAL WORLD vehicles? Was at Hazard Fraught Tools Sunday, parked my Vanagon in the center of the space. Big Ass truck with dualies squeezes in between me and another Big Ass truck. (I think that's the brand name ;-) I come out of the store and the older fella' has his drivers door opened, touching that nice red paint job of mine. No, I wasn't happy...but no scratches, and I would have given him hell if he had. You wide truckers, c'mon, go elsewhere in the lot. You traffic planners, c'mon, size the spaces for the real world, and not Smart Cars and Nissan Leafs. Oh, and you folks driving small cars...don't crowd the big trucks when they go to the far corners of the parking lot, K?

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-9-2016:

6:45: Kirsten Tynan, from the Fully Informed Jury Association, joins the show. Is the judge, presiding over the case against Ammon Bundy, and six co-defendants for the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, planning to misinform the jury? FIJA.org, says it may be so. Bill and Kirsten will discuss.

FIJA.org.

7:10: The Outdoor Report, with Mr. Outdoors, Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com.

7:15: Captain Bill Simpson, a former U.S. Merchant Marine calls the show. Nothern California is seeing a new type of Wolf/Coyote hybrid, which is being called “The Wyote.” Click the link to read Capt. Simpson’s entire story on the subject:

myoutdoorbuddy.com/fishinghuntinwaterreport.

8:10: Bernadette Duncan, former talk radio producer and author of the book: Yappy Days: Behind The Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers.” Calls the show. Yappy Days, follows Bernadette’s experiences in talk radio.

Get Yappy Days: Behind The Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers right HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-8-2016 CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Duane Stark, Oregon State Representative calls the show, to let you know about the latest goings-on in Salem. Representative Stark spent a night in the Grants Pass Sobering Center. He shares his experience with Bill. Also, he will touch on Measure 97, and how it may be another hefty injection into PERS, under the guise of being for the benefit of kids and seniors.

7:10: Curt Ankerberg, Medford City Council, Ward 1 Candidate joins Bill in studio.

Curt’s Statement:

The Chamber of Commerce has undue influence over our city, and its executive members continually loot the Medford treasury for tens of millions of dollars in order to pay for their privately-owned projects. Incumbent Dick Gordon has been the ringleader of a corrupt, bloated, and inept Medford city government that serves the 1% at the Chamber.

Conversely, I'll vigorously represent YOU and the neglected 99%.

 Incumbent Dick Gordon:

  • Doubled your monthly utility tax from $25 to $50.
  • Built police and fire stations without voter-approval, that were millions over-budget, causing one station to not be built. A Chamber executive also received a highly-questionable $9 million fire stations NO-BID contract.
  • Supported the $22 million Water Park, $16 million Aquatic Center, $25 million Recreation Center, and a proposed convention center, all which I've opposed as exorbitant. Big-government tax-and-spender Gordon wants to bankrupt you with debt.
  • Wasted millions of tax dollars on consultants and studies, including $375,000 for "Sustainable Oregon".
  • Supports the corrupt and illegal "Travel Medford" contract with the Chamber.
  • Publicly terminated former City Manager Eric Swanson, who opposed "Travel Medford", then Gordon ineptly took one year to identify and hire two Chamber-controlled replacements, who were deemed "UNQUALIFIED" by the professional recruiting firm.

           If elected, I will:

  • Build an AFFORDABLE community swimming pool, new skate parks, and a homeless shelter.
  • Revitalize downtown and increase parking.
  • Reduce city licenses, fees, permits, and regulations, in order to stimulate economic development.
  • Increase the number of police on the streets.
  • Reduce government waste.
  • NOT raise your taxes.

 As a fiscal-conservative, and Certified Public Accountant with thirty years experience, I promise to oversee a transparent, efficient government that serves you and your families, and not the Chamber Good Old Boys.

curtankerberg@gmail.com

8:10: Nicholas Eberstadt, political economist, and author of the, soon to be released book: “Men Without Work,” joins the show.

151,000 jobs were added in August, but despite these positive numbers there is one demographic group that continues to struggle in the job market: American men.

In his Wall Street Journal piece The Idle Army: America’s Unworking Men, Nicholas says that while “unemployment” has gone down the work participation rate, and especially the male work rate, has been relentlessly declining for most of the postwar era and is now reaching a crisis with Depression-era levels. 

Nicholas’ book will be out on September 19th, 2016. You can pre-order the book by clicking HERE.

8:45: Tom Lowell & Lee Green of the Jackson County Community Concert Association, joins Bill in studio to talk about the latest production: The Student Prince. Get tickets at: Jackson County CCA.

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APPLE "COURAGE"

An Apple spokesperson Wednesday says it took "Courage" to remove the conventional headphone jack from the new iPhone 7. I think Tim Cook just wants everyone's brains zapped by Bluetooth, and the "AirBuds", wireless headphones from Apple, cost around $150. (Nice, huh?) To be fair, Apple is including a lightning port adapter so you can still use conventional headphones. 


BILL'S GUESTS for 9-08-2016

6:35 State Representative Duane Stark and Bill discuss issues of state importance.

7:10 Ward 1 Medford City Council Candidate Curt Ankerberg.

Curt’s Voter Pamphelet Statement:

The Chamber of Commerce has undue influence over our city, and its executive members continually loot the Medford treasury for tens of millions of dollars in order to pay for their privately-owned projects. Incumbent Dick Gordon has been the ringleader of a corrupt, bloated, and inept Medford city government that serves the 1% at the Chamber.

Conversely, I'll vigorously represent YOU and the neglected 99%.

 

     Incumbent Dick Gordon:

  • Doubled your monthly utility tax from $25 to $50.
  • Built police and fire stations without voter-approval, that were millions over-budget, causing one station to not be built. A Chamber executive also received a highly-questionable $9 million fire stations NO-BID contract.
  • Supported the $22 million Water Park, $16 million Aquatic Center, $25 million Recreation Center, and a proposed convention center, all which I've opposed as exorbitant. Big-government tax-and-spender Gordon wants to bankrupt you with debt.
  • Wasted millions of tax dollars on consultants and studies, including $375,000 for "Sustainable Oregon".
  • Supports the corrupt and illegal "Travel Medford" contract with the Chamber.
  • Publicly terminated former City Manager Eric Swanson, who opposed "Travel Medford", then Gordon ineptly took one year to identify and hire two Chamber-controlled replacements, who were deemed "UNQUALIFIED" by the professional recruiting firm.

           If elected, I will:

  • Build an AFFORDABLE community swimming pool, new skate parks, and a homeless shelter.
  • Revitalize downtown and increase parking.
  • Reduce city licenses, fees, permits, and regulations, in order to stimulate economic development.
  • Increase the number of police on the streets.
  • Reduce government waste.
  • NOT raise your taxes.

As a fiscal-conservative, and Certified Public Accountant with thirty years experience, I promise to oversee a transparent, efficient government that serves you and your families, and not the Chamber Good Old Boys.

I respectfully request your vote.

8:10 Political Economist Nicholas Eberstadt, author of MEN WITHOUT WORK, which is coming out 9/19

151,000 jobs were added in August, but despite these positive numbers there is one demographic group that continues to struggle in the job market: American men.

In his Wall Street Journal piece The Idle Army: America’s Unworking Men, Nicholas Eberstadt says that while “unemployment” has gone down the work participation rate, and especially the male work rate, has been relentlessly declining for most of the postwar era and is now reaching a crisis with Depression-era levels.


ARTICLE I WAS DISCUSSING WEDNESDAY MORNING...

Thanks to Lucretia for sending me this refreshing take from an honest leftist that is worth reading and sharing. Vivian Warkentin's "Ecologists, Please Delink from the bipolar Climat Change Racket"


PARKING LOT FRUSTRATION

Don't you wish parking lots were striped for the size of REAL WORLD vehicles? Was at Hazard Fraught Tools Sunday, parked my Vanagon in the center of the space. Big Ass truck with dualies squeezes in between me and another Big Ass truck. (I think that's the brand name ;-) I come out of the store and the older fella' has his drivers door opened, touching that nice red paint job of mine. No, I wasn't happy...but no scratches, and I would have given him hell if he had. You wide truckers, c'mon, go elsewhere in the lot. You traffic planners, c'mon, size the spaces for the real world, and not Smart Cars and Nissan Leafs. Oh, and you folks driving small cars...don't crowd the big trucks when they go to the far corners of the parking lot, K?


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-7-2016:

6:35: Christa Huff, political activist and Lead Advisor at Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor, chats with Bill.

Crista is the lead analyst of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor, where she combines a strict fundamental methodology with technical analysis, to identify undervalued stocks whose charts are turning bullish.

Is Target shooting itself in the foot, by upholding its transgender bathroom policy? Bill and Christa talk about it.

Find out more at: Cabot.net. And, read the article: “How Target's Bathroom Policy Killed TGT Stock.”

7:10: Ed Martin, Eagle Forum leader and co-author of the book: “The Conservative Case For Trump,” joins the show.

Alongside Phyllis Schlafly and Brett M. Decker, Ed Martin presents a persuasive new argument for a surprising conservative choice: Donald Trump. In ten defining points, the authors zero in on the Trump agenda to demonstrate to Republican voters that Donald Trump—improbable as it may seem—is the true conservative we’ve been waiting for.

Get the book wherever books are sold, or click right here.

7:35: Medford Police Department’s Lt. Kerry Curtis drops by the studio, to bring you this week’s Crimestoppers Case of The Week.

8:05: Mike G, from Britt, joins Bill live in studio. to let us know about the latest acts, coming up at the Britt Festival. For show info and tickets go to Brittfest.org, or call 541-773-6077

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-6-2016:

6:35: Curtis Ellis, Executive Director for the American Jobs Alliance, and author for WND, joins Bill. Bill and Curtis discuss, Donald VS Hillary, job numbers and what kind of jobs are being created. Curtis states:

“The latest economic numbers from the past day paint a bleak picture,” adding "The U.S. manufacturing sector remains stagnant. Since Clinton's NAFTA and China trade policies went into effect, the USA has lost over 4.5 million manufacturing jobs".

From Curtis Ellis: According to Friday’s report from the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the trade deficit increased to a monthly average of $42 billion for the three months ending in July. The continuing trade deficit is a drag on growth and kills jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics report which was also released Friday shows the U.S. lost another 14,000 manufacturing jobs in August. Manufacturing jobs hit a new all-time low of 8.49 percent as a share of non-farm payrolls.

“There are still far too many people involuntarily working at jobs for which they are overqualified but underpaid. There are also far too many people involuntarily working in part time jobs. When we count the 15.61 million Americans who've given up looking for work or are forced to take a part time job but want full time work, the real unemployment rate is 9.7%.

“In addition to the 15.6 million Real Unemployed Persons at August 31, there were another 4.1 million workers who, while saying they want jobs, have not looked for work in the past twelve months. Solely because they haven’t looked, these workers are not included among the marginally attached workers; if included, August’s Real Unemployment Rate of 9.7% substantially increases to 11.9%. This is far higher than the 4.9% rate touted by the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration.” 

Further reading:

Trump Campaign: ‘Manufacturing Sector Remains Stagnant’ Due to ‘Clinton Globalist Policies’  on Breitbart.com.

Slower jobsgrowth may give Fed pause on rates from myajc.com.

Slower Growth in JobsReportMay Give Fed Pause on Interest Rates  from nytimes.com.

Also, check out americanjobsalliance.com, and follow Curtis on Twitter: @curtisellis.

7:05: Greg Roberts, from RogueWeather.com calls in to give us the beginning of the week, Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:10: Cal Martin, with LCM Consultants joins Bill, in studio. Cal is one of two individuals challenging the City of Central Point’s efforts to relocate Costco to industrial land near Table Rock Road and East Pine.

8:10: Jeff LaBeau  from Southern Oregon Public Television, join Bill in studio, to talk about the documentary on Gold Hill, which will air tonight!

8:35: Randall from Advanced Air & Metal  and Kevin Lampson from Hearts With A Mission join Bill in studio, for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” interview.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-2-2016:

6:35: Bob Dane, Executive Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform joins the show. Bill, and Bob will discuss Donald Trump’s new vision for America’s immigration

7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com calls in to give you the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Daniel Zene Crowe, candidate for Oregon Attorney General joins Bill in studio. Daniel is running for the state’s top cop position. Find out more at oregonslawyer.org.

8:35: Rachel Alexander, with TheStream.org, joins the show. Are the Democrats running false news stories and websites to make conservatives look like radical extremists? Bill and Rachel will chat about it.

Fake news sites and stories are popping up all over social media – The Stream’s Rachel Alexander has found that some are being run by nefarious Democrats trying to make conservatives look like radical extremists. The strategy – get conservatives to spread ridiculous, fake stories until a prominent official falls for it and remarks on one of them. Then the left pounces on the official, making them look foolish. The fix? Conservatives need to check myth-debunking sites to verify stories they read

Read Rachel's article: "The Left is Busily Planting Fake Red Meat, Conservative News Sites."

For more of Rachel's articles, click here.

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JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A Packed house...It was standing room only as citizens shared their transportation concerns, submitted written and oral testimony. Here's my written testimony detailing my concerns of "Gang Green's" undue influence in the process. I also gave oral testimony, had to "riff" a bit due to the time limitations, but we hit most of these points:

Let me start by saying I’m an environmentalist, and that everyone here who wants clean air and water is also an environmentalist. Of course the main pollution we suffer today in our environment is unchecked forest fires engendered in part by faulty environmental policy, which has also crept into faulty transportation policy through the state’s Roadmap to 2020, Vision 2050, and so on.

I want folks to understand that your policy isn’t law. Your legislative policy of adhering and taking an environmental stance in our transportation issues is illegitimate. As a citizen I do not wish the state pursuing environmentalism in our transportation choices as a byproduct of implementing Sustainable Development policy. 1000 Friends of Oregon isn’t my stakeholder, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now is not my stakeholder, nor is Oregon Wild and a myriad of “gang green” consensus groups. 

This is a legislative information gathering meeting, but any use of the policy consensus stakeholder input process here, if used, is a fraud. This isn’t a dispute resolution. The input required by the law of the state of Oregon is to be that of the people. I demand that we get actual statements of USERS of the road, and not the fraudulent voices of manufactured stakeholder consensus from outside our area. This is important as much of our current transportation policy has been brought forth via the stakeholder groups especially selected for your pre-determined outcome of implementing “Sustainable Development”, also masquerading under the term “Smart Growth”.

This transportation system is a matter of county concern, and it’s a matter of the people of the county who use and own the roadways. We want actual statements of the USERS of the road. 

The vast majority of Jackson County’s real road users demand safe, efficient transportation systems and roads. And when I say roads, I mean USEFUL roads. We are not demanding road diets, we are not demanding bicycle paths, on Highway 99 for example, built at the expense of actually useful automotive and truck commerce-capable roads. 

Let me explain that this bicycle lane while feeling good, (and under-utilized I might add) is a clear and present danger against your constitutionally-mandated concern for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens. On one hand the legislative transportation policy wants us prepared for a cataclysmic seismic event, while on the other hand faulty transportation policy encourages the actual reduction of road capacity needed in an emergency.

As to the rest of your faulty legislative agenda, I would add that we are not demanding OreGo, or other citizen travel tracking and taxing schemes born from the sustainable development-addled technocrats in the legislature and administration. Nor are we demanding a carbon tax, which would be yet another intolerable financial rape of what’s left of southern Oregon’s productive sector, which has largely been kicked to the curb by the Oregon legislature’s treacherous embrace of this false God, Sustainable Development. What we ARE demanding is the full use of these granted roads for peaceful travel and commerce. 

So yes, I demand that we build and maintain the roads, and stop this insane state policy of implementing the voluntary executive orders of Sustainable Development. This isn’t a conspiracy theory, its concepts are all over your state documents -  For example, this from the “Interim Roadmap to 2020” report:

“In 2010 the Oregon Global Warming Commission is undertaking a “Roadmap to 2020” Project that will offer recommendations for how Oregon can meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal (“10% below 1990 levels”), get a head start toward its 2050 goal (“at least 75% below 1990 levels”), and build a prosperous, cleanenergybased 21st century state economy.”

This is a preposterous road map to economic ruin in the name of Sustainable Development, based on the unproven concept that carbon dioxide, a byproduct of life itself on the planet, is somehow a danger to that life.

This is NOT what the road users in Jackson County wish. We demand the un-encumbered use of these granted roads. Follow the lawful LAW, not the corrupt state policy. We are not Portland, we are not Eugene, we are southern Oregon. And I very much doubt you’ve been getting REAL input by REAL users of these roads. I demand you get this lawful real input as a matter of county concern.

In conclusion, I demand you cease any plans, legislative or administrative, for implementing an evil carbon tax, or low carbon fuel standards, mileage tracking and taxing schemes, road diets, and any further implementation of sustainable development policies. Remember, these are not ODOT roads, they’re not “stakeholder” roads, they are “The People’s” roads. 

I demand that you cease your illegitimate policies of pushing “The People” off their roads and their actual preferred and effective modes of transportation. Thank You.


BILL'S GUESTS for 9-01-2016

6:35 Automotive journalist Eric Peters, EPAutos.com  Can Volkswagen survive its encounters with Uncle Sam? Here’s the story, “Cashing Out”:

7:10 Keven Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation, OregonFirearms.org  and we’re talking about the 9th Circuit Court decision declaring that using medical marijuana still disqualifies you for being allowed to buy a gun, and that it’s NOT an infringement of the 2nd amendment. Does this make sense? Kevin is the author of the excellent “Oregon’s Gun Laws: A guide for gun owners in the Beaver State”

8:10 in studio, “Mr. X” recaps the Joint Legislative Transportation/ODOT-centered meeting. We talk the turnout, the comments, how to submit your public comments even if you weren’t able to attend the meeting.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-31-2016:

6:35: Tom Harris, Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition joins the show.

"According to a new survey led by researchers at the University of Michigan, more Americans than ever, about one in five, say they are not sure whether climate change is occurring. Paradoxically, the survey also shows that those who are convinced that there is no solid evidence of global warming is at its lowest level (15%) in the nine-year history of the poll.

Most interesting however, is the fact that the proportion of Republicans who are uncertain about climate change has doubled in the past twelve months, rising from 13% last year to 26% today. 

“Belief that the climate is changing among Republicans was at 56% last fall, and now it’s down to 39%. So that was a pretty big drop,” said Sarah Mills of the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Of course, CLOSUP investigators did not ask the right question. They should have asked whether poll respondents believed that dangerous climate change is occurring, or will occur, due to humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is only if man-made climate change is problematic that it should be a public policy issue, let alone worth the over one billion dollars now being spent every day on climate finance across the world. Had researchers asked this question, the survey would have undoubtedly revealed even more uncertainty in the public.

Regardless, asked why such a big change occurred in the stance of GOP supporters, Mills told National Public Radio, “We think that it could be that Donald Trump, the Republican’s presidential nominee, has said he is a non-believer in climate change.”

Trump has certainly been outspoken on the issue. In his May 26 energy policy speech, he promised “to rescind all the job-destroying Obama executive actions including the Climate Action Plan” and “cancel the Paris Climate Agreement and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.”

Read Tom’s article on Canada Free Press: “The GOP Must Follow Trump’s Lead On Climate Change.”

Check out his website: climatescienceinternational.org

Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomHarrisICSC

7:10: Kathleen Hale, founder of the Chair Free Project, calls the program. The Chair Free Project is a health movement to get people standing, walking and moving during their day. She’s an entrepreneur that manufactures stand-up desks.

Back to school season is upon us. Another year to learn and achieve, and another year to facilitate healthy changes in the lives of the future generation of adults. Standing desks have already been celebrated in offices for their positive effects on productivity, mood and overall health, but is it time to bring them into the school environment?

 Here are 5 reasons why standing desks in schools are a good thing. 

Kids are high energy

Unfortunately modern school has become geared toward sitting in a chair at a desk. In doing so, we are suppressing kids' natural need to move. Standing desks provide kids with an appropriate way for them to expend energy and burn calories.

 They improve Focus

Research has found a positive correlation between kids performing better in school and having behavioral problems when they have more recess and playtime. According to a recent study, the use of standing desks is “associated with significant improvements in executive function and working memory capabilities..” Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D.

Combat Child Obesity

It is no secret that childhood obesity levels also are at record high levels, in part because of reduced physical activity. There are opportunities to get and stay energized throughout the school day, standing desks provide an opportunity to burn calories that would otherwise be accumulated while sitting.

Promotes Healthy Habits

Kids are spending a great deal of their lives inside a classroom, leaving a major opportunity to instill lifelong habits for them to carry outside of the school environment. The fact is that kids want to move, so if they are given the option to do so in a controlled manner, like a classroom, they will take advantage of it and likely develop other healthy habits.  

Education and Early Awareness of Unhealthy Behavior

While much press about the dangers of sitting focuses on adults, we should not forget that kids are exposed to the very same risks. Using standing desks in the classroom is a great opportunity to educate kids on unhealthy behavior, and that the less they use chairs, the better it will be for their long-term health, flexibility, and mood.

7:35: Lt. Kevin Walruf, with the Medford Police Department, joins Bill, in studio, to bring you this week’s Southern Oregon Crimestoppers case.

8:35: Ruth Broadman, from Jackson County Republican Women joins Bill, in studio.

The Reagan BBQ is set for September 10th. Ruth and Bill will talk about it.

You can get tickets at: JCRW.US

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-30-2016:

6:35: Liz Peek joins the show. Liz and Bill will kick around the shady sides of the Clinton Foundation.

Read Liz’s article on thefiscaltimes.com: “As Millions Flowed to Bill Clinton and The Foundation, Favors Were Granted.” And, check out her website at: lizpeek.com, to learn more.

7:10: Greg Roberts. Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, joins the show to give you the Tuesday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Mr. X leaves the protection of his secret bunker, and joins Bill, in studio, for the latest shenanigans from the Gang-Green Mafia and their Kumbayah, sustainable, policy consensus dealings.

Speaking of which…

This Wednesday is the ODOT meeting at the Medford Library from 5 to 7 pm. Proponents of the Green Mafia will be there in force. Mr. X and Bill will discuss why it’s important for you to go to this meeting, and make your comment to battle back against the Green Hand, who would love, more than anything, to take your automobiles from you.

8:10: Rick Manning, President of Americans For Limited Government, comes on the show.

Is the United Nations taking over the internet? Or, is it simply a conspiracy theory? Rick Manning says it’s not a conspiracy, but reality. He and Bill will discuss, why President Obama is the reason why it’s reality. You can read Rick's articles on netrightdaily.com to learn more.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 9-2-2016:

6:35: Bob Dane, Executive Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform joins the show. Bill, and Bob will discuss Donald Trump’s new vision for America’s immigration

7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com calls in to give you the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Daniel Zene Crowe, candidate for Oregon Attorney General joins Bill in studio. Daniel is running for the state’s top cop position. Find out more at oregonslawyer.org.

8:35: Rachel Alexander, with TheStream.org, joins the show. Are the Democrats running false news stories and websites to make conservatives look like radical extremists? Bill and Rachel will chat about it.

Fake news sites and stories are popping up all over social media – The Stream’s Rachel Alexander has found that some are being run by nefarious Democrats trying to make conservatives look like radical extremists. The strategy – get conservatives to spread ridiculous, fake stories until a prominent official falls for it and remarks on one of them. Then the left pounces on the official, making them look foolish. The fix? Conservatives need to check myth-debunking sites to verify stories they read

Read Rachel's article: "The Left is Busily Planting Fake Red Meat, Conservative News Sites."

For more of Rachel's articles, click here.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A Packed house...It was standing room only as citizens shared their transportation concerns, submitted written and oral testimony. Here's my written testimony detailing my concerns of "Gang Green's" undue influence in the process. I also gave oral testimony, had to "riff" a bit due to the time limitations, but we hit most of these points:

Let me start by saying I’m an environmentalist, and that everyone here who wants clean air and water is also an environmentalist. Of course the main pollution we suffer today in our environment is unchecked forest fires engendered in part by faulty environmental policy, which has also crept into faulty transportation policy through the state’s Roadmap to 2020, Vision 2050, and so on.

I want folks to understand that your policy isn’t law. Your legislative policy of adhering and taking an environmental stance in our transportation issues is illegitimate. As a citizen I do not wish the state pursuing environmentalism in our transportation choices as a byproduct of implementing Sustainable Development policy. 1000 Friends of Oregon isn’t my stakeholder, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now is not my stakeholder, nor is Oregon Wild and a myriad of “gang green” consensus groups. 

This is a legislative information gathering meeting, but any use of the policy consensus stakeholder input process here, if used, is a fraud. This isn’t a dispute resolution. The input required by the law of the state of Oregon is to be that of the people. I demand that we get actual statements of USERS of the road, and not the fraudulent voices of manufactured stakeholder consensus from outside our area. This is important as much of our current transportation policy has been brought forth via the stakeholder groups especially selected for your pre-determined outcome of implementing “Sustainable Development”, also masquerading under the term “Smart Growth”.

This transportation system is a matter of county concern, and it’s a matter of the people of the county who use and own the roadways. We want actual statements of the USERS of the road. 

The vast majority of Jackson County’s real road users demand safe, efficient transportation systems and roads. And when I say roads, I mean USEFUL roads. We are not demanding road diets, we are not demanding bicycle paths, on Highway 99 for example, built at the expense of actually useful automotive and truck commerce-capable roads. 

Let me explain that this bicycle lane while feeling good, (and under-utilized I might add) is a clear and present danger against your constitutionally-mandated concern for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens. On one hand the legislative transportation policy wants us prepared for a cataclysmic seismic event, while on the other hand faulty transportation policy encourages the actual reduction of road capacity needed in an emergency.

As to the rest of your faulty legislative agenda, I would add that we are not demanding OreGo, or other citizen travel tracking and taxing schemes born from the sustainable development-addled technocrats in the legislature and administration. Nor are we demanding a carbon tax, which would be yet another intolerable financial rape of what’s left of southern Oregon’s productive sector, which has largely been kicked to the curb by the Oregon legislature’s treacherous embrace of this false God, Sustainable Development. What we ARE demanding is the full use of these granted roads for peaceful travel and commerce. 

So yes, I demand that we build and maintain the roads, and stop this insane state policy of implementing the voluntary executive orders of Sustainable Development. This isn’t a conspiracy theory, its concepts are all over your state documents -  For example, this from the “Interim Roadmap to 2020” report:

“In 2010 the Oregon Global Warming Commission is undertaking a “Roadmap to 2020” Project that will offer recommendations for how Oregon can meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal (“10% below 1990 levels”), get a head start toward its 2050 goal (“at least 75% below 1990 levels”), and build a prosperous, cleanenergybased 21st century state economy.”

This is a preposterous road map to economic ruin in the name of Sustainable Development, based on the unproven concept that carbon dioxide, a byproduct of life itself on the planet, is somehow a danger to that life.

This is NOT what the road users in Jackson County wish. We demand the un-encumbered use of these granted roads. Follow the lawful LAW, not the corrupt state policy. We are not Portland, we are not Eugene, we are southern Oregon. And I very much doubt you’ve been getting REAL input by REAL users of these roads. I demand you get this lawful real input as a matter of county concern.

In conclusion, I demand you cease any plans, legislative or administrative, for implementing an evil carbon tax, or low carbon fuel standards, mileage tracking and taxing schemes, road diets, and any further implementation of sustainable development policies. Remember, these are not ODOT roads, they’re not “stakeholder” roads, they are “The People’s” roads. 

I demand that you cease your illegitimate policies of pushing “The People” off their roads and their actual preferred and effective modes of transportation. Thank You.


BILL'S GUESTS for 9-01-2016

6:35 Automotive journalist Eric Peters, EPAutos.com  Can Volkswagen survive its encounters with Uncle Sam? Here’s the story, “Cashing Out”:

7:10 Keven Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation, OregonFirearms.org  and we’re talking about the 9th Circuit Court decision declaring that using medical marijuana still disqualifies you for being allowed to buy a gun, and that it’s NOT an infringement of the 2nd amendment. Does this make sense? Kevin is the author of the excellent “Oregon’s Gun Laws: A guide for gun owners in the Beaver State”

8:10 in studio, “Mr. X” recaps the Joint Legislative Transportation/ODOT-centered meeting. We talk the turnout, the comments, how to submit your public comments even if you weren’t able to attend the meeting.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-31-2016:

6:35: Tom Harris, Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition joins the show.

"According to a new survey led by researchers at the University of Michigan, more Americans than ever, about one in five, say they are not sure whether climate change is occurring. Paradoxically, the survey also shows that those who are convinced that there is no solid evidence of global warming is at its lowest level (15%) in the nine-year history of the poll.

Most interesting however, is the fact that the proportion of Republicans who are uncertain about climate change has doubled in the past twelve months, rising from 13% last year to 26% today. 

“Belief that the climate is changing among Republicans was at 56% last fall, and now it’s down to 39%. So that was a pretty big drop,” said Sarah Mills of the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Of course, CLOSUP investigators did not ask the right question. They should have asked whether poll respondents believed that dangerous climate change is occurring, or will occur, due to humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is only if man-made climate change is problematic that it should be a public policy issue, let alone worth the over one billion dollars now being spent every day on climate finance across the world. Had researchers asked this question, the survey would have undoubtedly revealed even more uncertainty in the public.

Regardless, asked why such a big change occurred in the stance of GOP supporters, Mills told National Public Radio, “We think that it could be that Donald Trump, the Republican’s presidential nominee, has said he is a non-believer in climate change.”

Trump has certainly been outspoken on the issue. In his May 26 energy policy speech, he promised “to rescind all the job-destroying Obama executive actions including the Climate Action Plan” and “cancel the Paris Climate Agreement and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.”

Read Tom’s article on Canada Free Press: “The GOP Must Follow Trump’s Lead On Climate Change.”

Check out his website: climatescienceinternational.org

Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomHarrisICSC

7:10: Kathleen Hale, founder of the Chair Free Project, calls the program. The Chair Free Project is a health movement to get people standing, walking and moving during their day. She’s an entrepreneur that manufactures stand-up desks.

Back to school season is upon us. Another year to learn and achieve, and another year to facilitate healthy changes in the lives of the future generation of adults. Standing desks have already been celebrated in offices for their positive effects on productivity, mood and overall health, but is it time to bring them into the school environment?

 Here are 5 reasons why standing desks in schools are a good thing. 

Kids are high energy

Unfortunately modern school has become geared toward sitting in a chair at a desk. In doing so, we are suppressing kids' natural need to move. Standing desks provide kids with an appropriate way for them to expend energy and burn calories.

 They improve Focus

Research has found a positive correlation between kids performing better in school and having behavioral problems when they have more recess and playtime. According to a recent study, the use of standing desks is “associated with significant improvements in executive function and working memory capabilities..” Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D.

Combat Child Obesity

It is no secret that childhood obesity levels also are at record high levels, in part because of reduced physical activity. There are opportunities to get and stay energized throughout the school day, standing desks provide an opportunity to burn calories that would otherwise be accumulated while sitting.

Promotes Healthy Habits

Kids are spending a great deal of their lives inside a classroom, leaving a major opportunity to instill lifelong habits for them to carry outside of the school environment. The fact is that kids want to move, so if they are given the option to do so in a controlled manner, like a classroom, they will take advantage of it and likely develop other healthy habits.  

Education and Early Awareness of Unhealthy Behavior

While much press about the dangers of sitting focuses on adults, we should not forget that kids are exposed to the very same risks. Using standing desks in the classroom is a great opportunity to educate kids on unhealthy behavior, and that the less they use chairs, the better it will be for their long-term health, flexibility, and mood.

7:35: Lt. Kevin Walruf, with the Medford Police Department, joins Bill, in studio, to bring you this week’s Southern Oregon Crimestoppers case.

8:35: Ruth Broadman, from Jackson County Republican Women joins Bill, in studio.

The Reagan BBQ is set for September 10th. Ruth and Bill will talk about it.

You can get tickets at: JCRW.US

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-30-2016:

6:35: Liz Peek joins the show. Liz and Bill will kick around the shady sides of the Clinton Foundation.

Read Liz’s article on thefiscaltimes.com: “As Millions Flowed to Bill Clinton and The Foundation, Favors Were Granted.” And, check out her website at: lizpeek.com, to learn more.

7:10: Greg Roberts. Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, joins the show to give you the Tuesday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Mr. X leaves the protection of his secret bunker, and joins Bill, in studio, for the latest shenanigans from the Gang-Green Mafia and their Kumbayah, sustainable, policy consensus dealings.

Speaking of which…

This Wednesday is the ODOT meeting at the Medford Library from 5 to 7 pm. Proponents of the Green Mafia will be there in force. Mr. X and Bill will discuss why it’s important for you to go to this meeting, and make your comment to battle back against the Green Hand, who would love, more than anything, to take your automobiles from you.

8:10: Rick Manning, President of Americans For Limited Government, comes on the show.

Is the United Nations taking over the internet? Or, is it simply a conspiracy theory? Rick Manning says it’s not a conspiracy, but reality. He and Bill will discuss, why President Obama is the reason why it’s reality. You can read Rick's articles on netrightdaily.com to learn more.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-26-16, FIND A PHONE FRIDAY:

6:35: Doug Sachtleben, Communications Director for the Club for Growth, the nation’s leading free-enterprise advocacy group supporting limited government, lower taxes and economic freedom joins the show.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will buy $20 million worth of cheese from private stockpiles to aid the struggling dairy industry. The dairy bailout amounts to almost 11 million pounds of cheese.

The announcement follows the USDA’s $13 million purchase of wild blueberries earlier this year. Read the original article on thedailycaller.com: “Government Buys $20 Million of Cheese From Surplus Stockpiles.”

Also, check out The Club For Growth at: clubforgrowth.org.

7:10: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com. The Outdoor Report is sponsored by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Daniel Zene Crowe, a candidate for Oregon Attorney General joins the show. Learn more about Daniel’s campaign by going to:

oregonslawyer.org

8:10: Dr. John Zmirak, senior editor at The Stream, joins the show.

Donald Trump’s taken a major risk shifting his position on immigration. Is he caving in? Or is he cutting the best deal for America? Zmirak says this – while it's ethically correct every immigrant here illegally should be deported, the threat of mass deportation was always an empty one. If Trump were to try it, outraged liberals would flood the streets, protests, etc. Trump should cut a deal, insisting the price of extending mercy to 11 million illegals starts with building a wall and securing our southern border. John and Bill will discuss it.

Read John's article right HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-25-2016 CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business at the Media Research Center, joins the show.

On August 13th, a group under the name “DCLeaks” released thousands of documents from George Soros’ “Open Society Foundations” exposing the liberal billionaire’s attempts to influence everything from Supreme Court Justices to European elections.

According to the Media Research Center, news networks and print media ignored the major leak which, in one document, described OSF as “in the business of channeling money into other countries for political purposes.”

When surveying online and print publications, Investor’s Business Daily“couldn’t find a single story on The New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, CBS News, or other major news sites that even noted the existence of leaked documents, let alone reported on what’s in them”

Read the full story on newsbusters.org.

7:10: Bev Harris from BlackBoxVoting.org, chats with Bill about how Trump is not being paranoid. There are ways to steal the election. Bill and Bev will kick it around.

7:35: Leah Parks, associate editor for ElectricityPolicy.com and Electricity Daily joins the show. To discuss the book she co-authored:

All-Electric America

A Climate Solution and the Hopeful Future

Find the book by clicking here.

And, check out the website: allelectricamerica.com

8:40: Becca Fancy, a volunteer for Feed the Need joins Bill, in studio. Feed the Need will be holding a $2 & Up Clothing Sale on Sunday August, 28th at Collector’s Market in Medford from 9am to 3pm. All proceeds from the event will go to Feed the Need’s ongoing food programs.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-24-16:

6:40: Slim Jim Phantom, drummer for the Stray Cats, calls the show. His new book “A Stray Cat Struts: My Life As A Rockabilly Rebel,” is out now. Slim Jim and Bill will kick it around. You can find Slim Jim’s book by clicking HERE. And, find out more about Slim at slimjimphantom.com.

7:10: Michael Miller, director of the award-winning documentary Poverty Inc, chats with Bill. Is there big money in keeping poor people poor? Bill and Michael will chat about it.

The global poor are excluded from institutions of justice that would enable them to create prosperity in their communities, says Poverty, Inc. movie director Michael Miller, writing at The Stream.

 The usual immediate reaction is to send money and goods overseas or to focus on redistribution policies aimed at reducing global inequality. But what aid recipients really need is: Access to courts, title to land and the ability to register a business.

 On the other side, poorer countries need to back away from populist rhetoric and populist policy that distracts from the real issue – a country can’t blame another outside force for its own problems.

 Mr. Miller directed the award-winning documentary Poverty, Inc. that reveals how fighting poverty has become big business, and asks but who profits the most? Poverty, Inc. is featured on Netflix and available on DVD.

7:35: Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau returns to the show, for this week’s Crimestoppers case.

8:10: Ruth Broadman, Immediate Past President of Jackson County Republican Women, joins Bill in studio.

NFRW Rosie the Bus heads to Oregon and Medford

U.S. BUS TOUR

‘Destination: White House’ Tour Will Register and Rally Voters in Oregon.

NATIONAL REPUBLICAN WOMEN LEADERS ROLL THROUGH OREGON AUGUST 26-27ON U.S. BUS TOUR

‘Destination: White House’ Tour Will Register and Rally Voters in Oregon.

National Federation of Republican Women leaders will make stops in Oregon, August 26-27 in their red, white and blue bus nicknamed “Rosie” to rally communities and register local residents to vote.  NFRW President Carrie Almond will be joined by OFRW President Jan Williamson, OFRW members, and area legislators in cities in Oregon’s five Congressional Districts at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas on Friday, August 26 and in Medford, Oregon on Saturday, August 27 before Carrie Almond takes “Rosie” to Nevada to meet with Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

The rallies are open to the public and ours will be held at the following location:

Medford, OR.

Saturday, August 27 8:00 a.m.-9:00a.m., 1841 E. Barnett Rd., Medford, OR

Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women’s group in the nation.  The NFRW (www.nfrw.org) proudly represents the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S.  Today, the NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government.  Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates and promote the principles of the Republican Party while educating the public and informing the media.

8:40: Donna Briggs from Britt Festival joins Bill in studio, to talk about upcoming acts at Britt. See more at brittfest.org.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-23-2016:

6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, joins Bill on the show. Is Obamacare a bad deal for insurance companies? Dr. Matthews and Bill will discuss the idea. In an article in Forbes that major health insurers are finally pulling back from Obamacare, and are seeing a 15 to 20% decline in their stock prices since the middle of last year.

To read the entire article, click HERE.

For more information on the Institute of Policy Innovation, go to ipi.org.

7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative of District 6, calls the show. Listen in, as Sal and Bill discuss the issues affecting Medford. Learn more about Sal at SalEsquivel.us

8:10: Mr. X leaves the safety of his hidden bunker, and joins Bill, in studio.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is meeting next Wednesday, August 31st at the Medford Library meeting room at 5pm. The Gang Greenies will be there in force. Mr. X and Bill will discuss, why it’s so important that people fight back against policy consensus. The Green Mafia would love nothing more than to take your cars away from you, and make you walk, bus or take a bicycle to get from Point A to Point B. Bill and X will tell you how to fight back.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-22-2016:

6:40: Chris Telfer, Independent candidate for Oregon State Treasurer, chats with Bill about an idea she has, to help out the fledgling, legal marijuana industry, dubbed, Bud Buddy.

See Chris’ bid for Treasurer at telferfortreasurer.com.

7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com joins the show. It’s the Monday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Dinesh D’Souza, author of the book, and director of the film “Hillary’s America, joins Bill to talk about the sordid truth about Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party, while dismantling the myth that the Republican Party is the party of racism.

You can find Dinesh’s book online by clicking this link. The movie will be re-released in theatres sometime in September. The DVD will be out in October.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for this week’s “Visiting Past & Present.” Dr. Powers’ topic this week:

Ted Adams: Comic Books and More

By Dennis Powers

Ted Adams grew up in Grants Pass as teenager and graduated from Southern Oregon University (then known as Southern Oregon State College) in 1990. He worked at the SOU Bookstore in gaining his education and later received an MBA from Notre Dame. His father, Brady Adams, had moved the family to Grants Pass in 1972 to work as a loan officer and later became president of Evergreen Federal Bank in the mid-1980s. Brady--a Republican known for keeping a tight rein on budgets--served eight years in the Oregon Legislature and was president of the Oregon Senate for the 1997 and 1999 sessions. When he wasn’t involved in politics, he was working to improve downtown Grants Pass and Josephine County, not to mention working on 20 local nonprofit boards over time. He died at age 70 in 2015.

Ted inherited his father’s work ethic and also knew from an early age that he wanted to be a business owner. After his education, his passion for comic books took over, and Ted worked for different comic book publishing companies. In 1999, Ted founded IDW (standing for “Idea + Design Works”) with three others in San Diego. The company was originally envisioned as a creative services business and only tried comic book publishing as a “gamble” a couple of years later. Adams currently serves as the company’s CEO and Publisher.  

IDW began doing art and graphic design for entertainment companies, all on a work-for-hire basis. The four who started the business had all worked at WildStorm Productions. When DC Comics (comics such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, etc.) bought WildStorm, it didn't have interest in its creative service business and turned this over to them. Without the usual start-up hurdles, IDW was making money before it opened its first office.

IDW was making enough money that the group decided to gamble once a year on a new business. After trying a pilot for a failed TV show, producing an art book, and then “30 Days of Night” (a 3-issue horror-vampire comic book miniseries, later made into a movie by Sony), it had their first hit comic book with “CSI”. This story is about an elite team of police forensic-evidence investigating experts who worked their cases in Las Vegas--and became the 7th longest running series on TV. No one thought about this as a comic book: that is, until IDW came along and published the serial comic books in 2003, after the TV series had been running for three years.  

IDW Publishing now is one of the top four U.S. comic book publishers, and the #1 supplier of licensed comic books. Over 80 IDW titles have appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers list. In fiscal-year 2015 alone, IDW published over 500 unique comic book titles and over 250 graphic novels. (While a comic book tells a story over many issues, graphic novels have their storylines wrapped up in one or two books; graphic novels are much longer and tend to be more complex.)

IDW publishes some of the most popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s “Transformers”, “G.I. Joe”, and “My Little Pony”; Paramount/CBS’s “Star Trek”; Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”; Toho’s Godzilla”; Twentieth Century Fox’s “The X-Files”; Sony’s “Ghostbusters”; multiple monthly Disney titles; and many more. It also publishes classic comic reprints, but concentrates in taking existing entertainment brands and turning them into comic books--not competing with the likes of Marvel’s superhero comics.

Ted’s talent is his ability to bring in the best talented artists and writers, and then work with them for success. His team’s comic books have evolved into multiple Eisner awards (the Oscars for the comic world). In 2007, New Jersey-based telecommunications company IDT purchased a “major interest” in IDW. The large capital backing allowed IDW to reach out in different ways. (IDT is a global provider of domestic and international calling services, voice and data conferencing options, and prepaid calling cards).

Ted Adams: “I think as an entrepreneur, and as somebody who publishes 70 books a month, that we have misses all the time. I try not to spend a lot of time thinking about those, other than I try to figure out: What did we do wrong? What could we have done better? Why didn't the market respond to this? But I don't sit at my desk and agonize and bash my forehead. But there have been lots of misses over the years. (But) we've published many, many thousands of comics and books.”  

IDW Entertainment began in 2013 to fund, develop, and produce television series based on IDW books. IDW projects in development include “Winterworld” (earth turned into an “icy hell”), “V-Wars”, and “Dirk Gently” (BBC’s holistic detective series); theatrical film projects in development include “Zombies vs. Robots.” Its TV series “Wynonna Earp” currently airs on the SyFy (once named, “Sci-Fi”) channel.

In 2015, IDW acquired Top Shelf Productions, an award-winning publisher of graphic novels that includes the comic-book adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”—and recently released. It is a very successful entertainment-oriented company with spin-offs in merchandise, games, and other products—and Ted Adams is a prime reason for its success.  

Sources: CBR News, “IDW Founder Ted Adams discusses the “unexpected” past 15 years,” Comicbookresources.com at Company Background. See also the website at IDW Website; see also “Comic Genus: Ted Adams Puts his Comic Genus to work,” Raider News, Spring 2016, pgs. 12 – 13. Also, Mail Tribune, “Former state Senate President Brady Adams dies,” April 7, 2015, at Brady Adams.  

8:35: Lisa McClease Kelly from the Greater Grants Pass Rotary joins Bill in studio, along with Nelson Mailor, President of the Grants Pass Rotary club. We discuss awards given out at a district conference, and how you're invited to learn more about Rotary and to have dinner with Rotary International director Brad Howard...this is happening WEDNESDAY 6pm at the Taprock Event Center, 940 S.E. 7th Street in Grants Pass. $20 per person, call Nelson to register at 541-244-2609.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-19-2016: FIND A PHONE FRIDAY:

6:40: Edward “Torchy” Smith joins the program. Torchy is the founder of Baby Boomer Talk Radio. As baby boomers begin to hit retirement age, will millenials be able to have the same success as their parents? Torchy and Bill will kick it around.

Check out Torchy’s website, and hear clips from his shows at babyboomerstalkradio.com. And check him out on Facebook as well.

7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com joins the show to give us the weekend Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:40: Colleen Roberts, Jackson County Commissioner, joins the show to talk about the historical taxing district and other issues.

8:10: Jesse Kalsi, a real-estate entrepreneur and astronumerologist joins the show. He has a new book out:

The Power of Home Numbers: How to Attract Success and Prosperity Using Numbers.”

Jesse uses a combo of your home address number, and birthday to see what lies ahead for your financially.

Find out more at jessekalsi.com, and you can find his book at Barnes & Noble, or go online to balboapress.com.

8:45: Naomi Forcash, Executive Director of the THC Fair, joins Bill in studio to chat about the event out at the Expo this weekend.

$15 All weekend.

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JUST SAY NO

Not sure what the County Commission is thinking...sending yet another tax-funded benefit out for voter approval. If approved, the spouses of firefighters, police, and several other law enforcement types who die in the line of duty would receive a big exemption from paying property taxes. To this I would say no, not out of lack of sympathy for families of the fallen, but for the fact it is not needed.

Public employee agreements are already VERY generous, especially when compared to the stressed private sector. For example, here's the Medford Police package:

"SALARY: $4,311.50 to $5,721.17 per month (Non-probationary officers receive up to an additional 10% differential for college credits and DPSST certifications.)
Benefits: City provided insurances available upon completion of designated waiting periods: Full-family medical, dental and vision (employee currently pays $95.14 monthly for family coverage for a $500 deductible plan; no premium contribution if selecting a $1,500 deductible plan); employee long-term disability and $50,000 term life; 1.2% of gross salary + $100 per month contributed by the city to employee’s Medical Savings Account. Ten days vacation, twelve paid holidays, and twelve days sick leave accrued per year. Eligible for employer paid PERS/OPSRP after six months, unless applicant is already an Oregon PERS/OPSRP member."

Note how there is already a built-in life insurance benefit, and responsible officers probably purchase additional insurance. And most of us could only dream of no-cost, or $95 per month full family coverage healthcare.

If we believe a fallen family needs more help, the community could, and WOULD step up to contribute. This is not needed.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-18-2016: CONPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Eric Peters, Libertarian car guy of EPAutos.com, joins the show. At a demo in paris for the Tesla Model S, the car caught fire, and burned to the ground, and despite the presence of the media, not one word was reported on it. Eric and Bill will discuss it.

Go to epautos.com to read more, and see Eric’s review of the new Honda Ridgeline.

7:10: Devvy Kidd, columnist, American, Patriot, joins Bill from West Texas to talk about her new book: “Taking Politics Out Of Solutions.” Read Devvy’s article on NewsWithViews.com, detailing why her book is so important.

Learn more about Devvy and her ideas at devvy.com. To get a copy of the book, you can call Walter Publishing at 1-800-955-0116.

There are discounts for bulk orders. Or, go online to the News With Views online store.

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BIG CHANGES COMING TO MEDFORD CENTER

Medford Center to get a $12,000,000 facelift, pedestrian promenade, new tenants, called "The Village". Construction starts later this month, completed in late 2017, and it will add 30,000 square feet of retail. Here are a couple of artist renderings.

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-17-2016:

6:20: Alex Zaitchuk, author of the book: “The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Trump’s America,” calls the show. Though Mr. Zaitchuk is not a fan of the GOP nominee, Alex’s book details his experience at Trump rallies, and just what kind of people will be voting for The Donald.

The Gilded Rage is out now. You can find it wherever books are sold, or you can click here to buy it online.

7:10: Burgess Owens, former NFL Super Bowl Champion, for the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders, and author of the book: “Liberalism: Or, How To Turn Good Men Into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps,” joins the show.

Burgess Owens condemns the recent murders of police, emphasizing the need for our nation to have an honest dialogue about the seeds of our present racial divide. Owens, author of the new book Liberalism: or How to Turn Good men into Whiners Weenies and Wimps, says that as Toto pulled back the curtain to expose the deception of the Wizard of Oz, its time we do the same for two of America’s most influential voices to Urban Black America, the NAACP and BET (Black Entertainment TV). Few Americas are aware of the Wizard that stood behind the curtains in the formation of the NAACP in 1910. They were 21 wealthy, White Founders/ Board Members, comprised of a collection of Socialist, Marxist, eugenicist promoting and atheist Democrats. This “Black Branded” White organization was the antithesis of Martin Luther Sr.’s community of Patriotic Christians, who within their segregated communities were competitive, education seeking, Capitalist and would eventually lead our nation in the meteoric rise of its 1950’s and 60’s Middle Class.

You can find Burgess’ book by clicking HERE, and find out more about Burgess on his Facebook page.

7:35: Lt. Kerry Curtis, from the Medford Police Department joins Bill, in studio for the Crimestoppers Case of The Week.

8:10: Will Reishman from Strategic Financial joins Bill, in studio. Bonds. Is it time to “short” them? And, are we being nudged into another world war? Bill and Will will discuss.

Check out Strategic Financial right HERE.

8:45: Donna Briggs, from Britt Festival drops by the studio, and gives us an update on the latest acts coming to Britt.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-16-2016:

6:35: Curtis Ellis, Executive Director for the American Jobs Alliance, and Policy Advisor for Donald Trump, joins the show. Curtis and Bill will kick around killing TPP, and how the globalists want to take jobs from developed countries like The United States, and give them to third-world countries. They would stand to make even more money, if they did.

Check out the American Jobs Alliance at this link. And, read Curtis’ articles on WND.com right HERE.

7:10: Andres Malave, from Americans for Prosperity joins the show. Mr. Malave grew up in Venezuela, and will chat with Bill about the Left’s alarming move toward, and the youth of America’s apparent embrace of socialism. Mr. Malave, in an article in US News & World Report explains how socialism is destroying Venezuela.

8:10: Floyd Harmon, CEO of the Asante Foundation joins Bill in studio to talk about the Oregon Wine Experience, and how it helps the Asante Foundation.

Find out more at theoregonwineexperience.com.

8:35: Joe Vondoloski, CEO and founder of Logos Charter School joins Bill in studio for today’s “Who’s Buisiness Is It Anyway?” interview.

For more information, you can go to logoscharter.com, or call:

541-842-3658

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MY NEPHEW ROB SNAPPED THIS TODAY

I love it, a Subaru with a TRUMP and NRA sticker. It's an alternate reality!


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-15-16:

6:40: Tim Winter, president of the Parent’s Television Council, joins the show. Are “skinny bundles,” on the way for cable TV, where you could pick and choose what YOU want to watch on television?

Tim and Bill discuss his article on Breitbart.com on how skinny bundles may be their last ditch effort to keep you paying for cable TV.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/02/16/why-skinny-bundles-are-the-cable-industrys-last-best-chance-at-keeping-your-money/

7:10: Greg Roberts, from RogueWeather.com checks in from the great outdoors to bring you the Monday Outdoor Report, sponsored by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Matt Whitaker, director of the non-partisan ethics watchdog: The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, joins the show.

FACT has been calling attention to the revolving door, pay-for-play scheme going on with the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.  Earlier this year, FACT outlined the top ten most ethically challenged Hillary emails highlighting these connections.  Mr. Whitaker also discussed this issue in a Washington Times opinion piece: Washington Times: A Window on Hillary’s Revolving Door.

Find out more at factdc.org

8:05: Scott Lloyd, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, to bring you the Edward Jones Monday Market Report. You can contact Scott at 541-899-1905, or online by clicking HERE.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill in studio to bring you this week’s “Visiting Past & Present.” This week, it’s The Southern Oregon Bigfoot.

Southern Oregon’s Bigfoot

By Dennis Powers

From Grants Pass and Ashland to Cave Junction and Prospect, the sightings of Bigfoot, otherwise known as Sasquatch, have been numerous over the years; state and federal parks are also noteworthy as to these encounters, such as around Crater Lake or the Oregon Caves. Given the widespread, thick forests and remote areas in Southern Oregon, it isn’t too much of a stretch to see that our area has more than its share of these sightings.

Bigfoot is defined in most dictionaries, as a “very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially in the Pacific Northwest.” These human-like beings are believed to be 8-foot-plus in height, primate-like, and the surviving descendants of a species named Gigantopithecus, a tall, ape-like creature from the Pleistocene epoch (a long period that ended 11,700 years ago.)  

With the numerous sightings in Jackson and Josephine counties, it is difficult to pick the best ones, as all are interesting and certainly important to whoever’s making the report. Crater Lake and the Oregon Caves are the site of well-evidenced ones. In 1976, the Chief Park Naturalist observed a Sasquatch-like creature, for example, that was crossing the South Road at dusk. Two years later, two park rangers reported seeing “something large in the forest with a foul odor” that threw a pinecone at them.

If having reports from rangers is doubtful, then the experiences of a Grants Pass clinical psychologist in 2000 at the Oregon Caves is worthy. Matthew Johnson was on a summer walk on the Big Tree Loop Trail, when he left his wife and children to “answer nature’s call.” He previously had heard strange “whoa, whoaa, whoaa” sounds and smelled a skunk-like stench.

While off the trail, the 6-foot/9-inch, 300-pound man had the scare of his life. Seeing movement to one side, Johnson turned to watch a Bigfoot--8-foot-tall, hairy, huge, and quite real to him--who then disappeared back into the brush. The psychologist ran to his family and quickly herded them back to the caves. A long-time park ranger at the Oregon Caves accompanied Johnson the next day to investigate the site. Although the ranger didn’t believe in Sasquatch, he said that without any question, Johnson had not made up the story.

Matthew Johnson was so taken by his experience, he told about this on television and through newspapers around the country. He established the Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society (“SOBS”) so that others could join him in finding the creature. This organization put together different expeditions into the forests near Grants Pass. The SOHS has reported discovering hair samples, hand prints, footprints, and teeth imprints with a 3-1/2 inch gap between them. The group states they have come across boulders tossed in a road’s middle that were too heavy for a man to lift, along with trees broken off ten-feet high with limbs that were 1/2-foot in diameter.

These searches are not isolated occurrences. In the 1970s, three men built a Bigfoot trap west of Applegate Lake. Led by reports that an old miner had found 18-inch human-like tracks (indicating a 6-foot stride) in his garden near the upper reaches of the Applegate River, Ron Olson and two others decided to build a trap near the location. The constructed wooden box was 10-feet by 10-feet and built of 2-inch thick planks. A metal grate was the trap door and to be triggered by a Bigfoot reaching for a deer or rabbit carcass hung at the rear.

Built by special forestry permit, this cage is most likely the only official Bigfoot trap in the world. Located 1/2 mile west of Applegate Lake on the Collings Mountain Trail, telephone poles anchor it to the ground. Although the structure is in disrepair owing to the elements, it is a testimonial to the belief that such creatures do exist.

Although the arguments continue as to whether Sasquatch is a fact or only a myth, even some academics and anthropologists have written books and articles supporting its reality. Even so, your belief might depend on whether you are reading this article in a home study or camping out in the wilderness at night.

Sources: See “Oregonbigfoot.com: Bigfoot Sightings in Jackson County, Oregon,” at Jackson County Bigfoot Sightings; See “Oregonbigfoot.com: Bigfoot Sightings in Josephine County, Oregon,” at Josephine County Bigfoot Sightings; Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society at Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society; Jeff Duewel, “Encounter at the Caves,” Daily Courier, Story Plus Video; Paul Fattig, “I’ve always believed there is a Bigfoot,” Mail Tribune, September 3, 2006, at More on Bigfoot; see also, “YouTube: Bigfoot Trap, Applegate Lake, Southern Oregon, June 2009,” at Big Foot Trap.  

8:40: Giff Gates, of Gates’ Home Furnishings in Grants Pass, joins Bill, in studio. Grants Pass Hearts with A Mission’s grand opening was on Friday. Several businesses helped get this project done. One was Gates’ Home Furnishings, who donated furniture to the home.

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WHY ARE "THEY" SO SCARED?

Given the media pants-wetting hysteria over Donald's 2nd A non-threat to the hildabeast, I find it interesting that few ask what should be done if politicians actually push their way, as Hillary calls for, to Australian style forced confiscations and buybacks and gun bans. Are free men and women supposed to "write their congressman" and silently comply? That's why the globalists and their bastard minions whiz in their drawers over the 2nd amendment. It's a free people's last resort to say NO! And the globalists and statists don't want ANYONE, EVER, to be able to say (and enforce) NO!



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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-19-2016: FIND A PHONE FRIDAY:

6:40: Edward “Torchy” Smith joins the program. Torchy is the founder of Baby Boomer Talk Radio. As baby boomers begin to hit retirement age, will millenials be able to have the same success as their parents? Torchy and Bill will kick it around.

Check out Torchy’s website, and hear clips from his shows at babyboomerstalkradio.com. And check him out on Facebook as well.

7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com joins the show to give us the weekend Outdoor Report, brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:40: Colleen Roberts, Jackson County Commissioner, joins the show to talk about the historical taxing district and other issues.

8:10: Jesse Kalsi, a real-estate entrepreneur and astronumerologist joins the show. He has a new book out:

The Power of Home Numbers: How to Attract Success and Prosperity Using Numbers.”

Jesse uses a combo of your home address number, and birthday to see what lies ahead for your financially.

Find out more at jessekalsi.com, and you can find his book at Barnes & Noble, or go online to balboapress.com.

8:45: Naomi Forcash, Executive Director of the THC Fair, joins Bill in studio to chat about the event out at the Expo this weekend.

$15 All weekend.

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JUST SAY NO

Not sure what the County Commission is thinking...sending yet another tax-funded benefit out for voter approval. If approved, the spouses of firefighters, police, and several other law enforcement types who die in the line of duty would receive a big exemption from paying property taxes. To this I would say no, not out of lack of sympathy for families of the fallen, but for the fact it is not needed.

Public employee agreements are already VERY generous, especially when compared to the stressed private sector. For example, here's the Medford Police package:

"SALARY: $4,311.50 to $5,721.17 per month (Non-probationary officers receive up to an additional 10% differential for college credits and DPSST certifications.)
Benefits: City provided insurances available upon completion of designated waiting periods: Full-family medical, dental and vision (employee currently pays $95.14 monthly for family coverage for a $500 deductible plan; no premium contribution if selecting a $1,500 deductible plan); employee long-term disability and $50,000 term life; 1.2% of gross salary + $100 per month contributed by the city to employee’s Medical Savings Account. Ten days vacation, twelve paid holidays, and twelve days sick leave accrued per year. Eligible for employer paid PERS/OPSRP after six months, unless applicant is already an Oregon PERS/OPSRP member."

Note how there is already a built-in life insurance benefit, and responsible officers probably purchase additional insurance. And most of us could only dream of no-cost, or $95 per month full family coverage healthcare.

If we believe a fallen family needs more help, the community could, and WOULD step up to contribute. This is not needed.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-18-2016: CONPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Eric Peters, Libertarian car guy of EPAutos.com, joins the show. At a demo in paris for the Tesla Model S, the car caught fire, and burned to the ground, and despite the presence of the media, not one word was reported on it. Eric and Bill will discuss it.

Go to epautos.com to read more, and see Eric’s review of the new Honda Ridgeline.

7:10: Devvy Kidd, columnist, American, Patriot, joins Bill from West Texas to talk about her new book: “Taking Politics Out Of Solutions.” Read Devvy’s article on NewsWithViews.com, detailing why her book is so important.

Learn more about Devvy and her ideas at devvy.com. To get a copy of the book, you can call Walter Publishing at 1-800-955-0116.

There are discounts for bulk orders. Or, go online to the News With Views online store.

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BIG CHANGES COMING TO MEDFORD CENTER

Medford Center to get a $12,000,000 facelift, pedestrian promenade, new tenants, called "The Village". Construction starts later this month, completed in late 2017, and it will add 30,000 square feet of retail. Here are a couple of artist renderings.

BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-17-2016:

6:20: Alex Zaitchuk, author of the book: “The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Trump’s America,” calls the show. Though Mr. Zaitchuk is not a fan of the GOP nominee, Alex’s book details his experience at Trump rallies, and just what kind of people will be voting for The Donald.

The Gilded Rage is out now. You can find it wherever books are sold, or you can click here to buy it online.

7:10: Burgess Owens, former NFL Super Bowl Champion, for the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders, and author of the book: “Liberalism: Or, How To Turn Good Men Into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps,” joins the show.

Burgess Owens condemns the recent murders of police, emphasizing the need for our nation to have an honest dialogue about the seeds of our present racial divide. Owens, author of the new book Liberalism: or How to Turn Good men into Whiners Weenies and Wimps, says that as Toto pulled back the curtain to expose the deception of the Wizard of Oz, its time we do the same for two of America’s most influential voices to Urban Black America, the NAACP and BET (Black Entertainment TV). Few Americas are aware of the Wizard that stood behind the curtains in the formation of the NAACP in 1910. They were 21 wealthy, White Founders/ Board Members, comprised of a collection of Socialist, Marxist, eugenicist promoting and atheist Democrats. This “Black Branded” White organization was the antithesis of Martin Luther Sr.’s community of Patriotic Christians, who within their segregated communities were competitive, education seeking, Capitalist and would eventually lead our nation in the meteoric rise of its 1950’s and 60’s Middle Class.

You can find Burgess’ book by clicking HERE, and find out more about Burgess on his Facebook page.

7:35: Lt. Kerry Curtis, from the Medford Police Department joins Bill, in studio for the Crimestoppers Case of The Week.

8:10: Will Reishman from Strategic Financial joins Bill, in studio. Bonds. Is it time to “short” them? And, are we being nudged into another world war? Bill and Will will discuss.

Check out Strategic Financial right HERE.

8:45: Donna Briggs, from Britt Festival drops by the studio, and gives us an update on the latest acts coming to Britt.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-16-2016:

6:35: Curtis Ellis, Executive Director for the American Jobs Alliance, and Policy Advisor for Donald Trump, joins the show. Curtis and Bill will kick around killing TPP, and how the globalists want to take jobs from developed countries like The United States, and give them to third-world countries. They would stand to make even more money, if they did.

Check out the American Jobs Alliance at this link. And, read Curtis’ articles on WND.com right HERE.

7:10: Andres Malave, from Americans for Prosperity joins the show. Mr. Malave grew up in Venezuela, and will chat with Bill about the Left’s alarming move toward, and the youth of America’s apparent embrace of socialism. Mr. Malave, in an article in US News & World Report explains how socialism is destroying Venezuela.

8:10: Floyd Harmon, CEO of the Asante Foundation joins Bill in studio to talk about the Oregon Wine Experience, and how it helps the Asante Foundation.

Find out more at theoregonwineexperience.com.

8:35: Joe Vondoloski, CEO and founder of Logos Charter School joins Bill in studio for today’s “Who’s Buisiness Is It Anyway?” interview.

For more information, you can go to logoscharter.com, or call:

541-842-3658

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MY NEPHEW ROB SNAPPED THIS TODAY

I love it, a Subaru with a TRUMP and NRA sticker. It's an alternate reality!


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-15-16:

6:40: Tim Winter, president of the Parent’s Television Council, joins the show. Are “skinny bundles,” on the way for cable TV, where you could pick and choose what YOU want to watch on television?

Tim and Bill discuss his article on Breitbart.com on how skinny bundles may be their last ditch effort to keep you paying for cable TV.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/02/16/why-skinny-bundles-are-the-cable-industrys-last-best-chance-at-keeping-your-money/

7:10: Greg Roberts, from RogueWeather.com checks in from the great outdoors to bring you the Monday Outdoor Report, sponsored by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Matt Whitaker, director of the non-partisan ethics watchdog: The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, joins the show.

FACT has been calling attention to the revolving door, pay-for-play scheme going on with the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.  Earlier this year, FACT outlined the top ten most ethically challenged Hillary emails highlighting these connections.  Mr. Whitaker also discussed this issue in a Washington Times opinion piece: Washington Times: A Window on Hillary’s Revolving Door.

Find out more at factdc.org

8:05: Scott Lloyd, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, to bring you the Edward Jones Monday Market Report. You can contact Scott at 541-899-1905, or online by clicking HERE.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill in studio to bring you this week’s “Visiting Past & Present.” This week, it’s The Southern Oregon Bigfoot.

Southern Oregon’s Bigfoot

By Dennis Powers

From Grants Pass and Ashland to Cave Junction and Prospect, the sightings of Bigfoot, otherwise known as Sasquatch, have been numerous over the years; state and federal parks are also noteworthy as to these encounters, such as around Crater Lake or the Oregon Caves. Given the widespread, thick forests and remote areas in Southern Oregon, it isn’t too much of a stretch to see that our area has more than its share of these sightings.

Bigfoot is defined in most dictionaries, as a “very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially in the Pacific Northwest.” These human-like beings are believed to be 8-foot-plus in height, primate-like, and the surviving descendants of a species named Gigantopithecus, a tall, ape-like creature from the Pleistocene epoch (a long period that ended 11,700 years ago.)  

With the numerous sightings in Jackson and Josephine counties, it is difficult to pick the best ones, as all are interesting and certainly important to whoever’s making the report. Crater Lake and the Oregon Caves are the site of well-evidenced ones. In 1976, the Chief Park Naturalist observed a Sasquatch-like creature, for example, that was crossing the South Road at dusk. Two years later, two park rangers reported seeing “something large in the forest with a foul odor” that threw a pinecone at them.

If having reports from rangers is doubtful, then the experiences of a Grants Pass clinical psychologist in 2000 at the Oregon Caves is worthy. Matthew Johnson was on a summer walk on the Big Tree Loop Trail, when he left his wife and children to “answer nature’s call.” He previously had heard strange “whoa, whoaa, whoaa” sounds and smelled a skunk-like stench.

While off the trail, the 6-foot/9-inch, 300-pound man had the scare of his life. Seeing movement to one side, Johnson turned to watch a Bigfoot--8-foot-tall, hairy, huge, and quite real to him--who then disappeared back into the brush. The psychologist ran to his family and quickly herded them back to the caves. A long-time park ranger at the Oregon Caves accompanied Johnson the next day to investigate the site. Although the ranger didn’t believe in Sasquatch, he said that without any question, Johnson had not made up the story.

Matthew Johnson was so taken by his experience, he told about this on television and through newspapers around the country. He established the Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society (“SOBS”) so that others could join him in finding the creature. This organization put together different expeditions into the forests near Grants Pass. The SOHS has reported discovering hair samples, hand prints, footprints, and teeth imprints with a 3-1/2 inch gap between them. The group states they have come across boulders tossed in a road’s middle that were too heavy for a man to lift, along with trees broken off ten-feet high with limbs that were 1/2-foot in diameter.

These searches are not isolated occurrences. In the 1970s, three men built a Bigfoot trap west of Applegate Lake. Led by reports that an old miner had found 18-inch human-like tracks (indicating a 6-foot stride) in his garden near the upper reaches of the Applegate River, Ron Olson and two others decided to build a trap near the location. The constructed wooden box was 10-feet by 10-feet and built of 2-inch thick planks. A metal grate was the trap door and to be triggered by a Bigfoot reaching for a deer or rabbit carcass hung at the rear.

Built by special forestry permit, this cage is most likely the only official Bigfoot trap in the world. Located 1/2 mile west of Applegate Lake on the Collings Mountain Trail, telephone poles anchor it to the ground. Although the structure is in disrepair owing to the elements, it is a testimonial to the belief that such creatures do exist.

Although the arguments continue as to whether Sasquatch is a fact or only a myth, even some academics and anthropologists have written books and articles supporting its reality. Even so, your belief might depend on whether you are reading this article in a home study or camping out in the wilderness at night.

Sources: See “Oregonbigfoot.com: Bigfoot Sightings in Jackson County, Oregon,” at Jackson County Bigfoot Sightings; See “Oregonbigfoot.com: Bigfoot Sightings in Josephine County, Oregon,” at Josephine County Bigfoot Sightings; Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society at Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society; Jeff Duewel, “Encounter at the Caves,” Daily Courier, Story Plus Video; Paul Fattig, “I’ve always believed there is a Bigfoot,” Mail Tribune, September 3, 2006, at More on Bigfoot; see also, “YouTube: Bigfoot Trap, Applegate Lake, Southern Oregon, June 2009,” at Big Foot Trap.  

8:40: Giff Gates, of Gates’ Home Furnishings in Grants Pass, joins Bill, in studio. Grants Pass Hearts with A Mission’s grand opening was on Friday. Several businesses helped get this project done. One was Gates’ Home Furnishings, who donated furniture to the home.

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WHY ARE "THEY" SO SCARED?

Given the media pants-wetting hysteria over Donald's 2nd A non-threat to the hildabeast, I find it interesting that few ask what should be done if politicians actually push their way, as Hillary calls for, to Australian style forced confiscations and buybacks and gun bans. Are free men and women supposed to "write their congressman" and silently comply? That's why the globalists and their bastard minions whiz in their drawers over the 2nd amendment. It's a free people's last resort to say NO! And the globalists and statists don't want ANYONE, EVER, to be able to say (and enforce) NO!



8-11 to 8-12-2016

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WHY ARE "THEY" SO SCARED?

Given the media pants-wetting hysteria over Donald's 2nd A non-threat to the hildabeast, I find it interesting that few ask what should be done if politicians actually push their way, as Hillary calls for, to Australian style forced confiscations and buybacks and gun bans. Are free men and women supposed to "write their congressman" and silently comply? That's why the globalists and their bastard minions whiz in their drawers over the 2nd amendment. It's a free people's last resort to say NO! And the globalists and statists don't want ANYONE, EVER, to be able to say (and enforce) NO!


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-12-2016: FIND A PHONE FRIDAY:

6:35: Liz Peek, a columnist for FoxNews.com, and The Fiscal Times, joins the show to talk about how, now that Donald Trump is facing Hillary Clinton in the general election, that the media is no longer in his corner. Read the article: “Mr. Trump, the Media is No Longer Your Friend,” right HERE.

Also, check out Liz’s FoxNews.com and Fiscal Times articles by clicking the links above. And, follow Liz on Twitter: @lizpeek.

7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com joins the show, to give you the Friday Outdoor Report brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

7:40: Bill Currier, Oregon Republican Party Chairman talks with Bill about the late Alan Bates’ seat vacancy in the senate, the different political races, and Donald Trump in general.

8:35: Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls, joins Bill. The National Police Foundation is auditing the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Bill and Sheriff Falls will discuss it.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-11-16, CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Duane Stark, Oregon State Representative calls in. He and Bill chat about foster care in Oregon, PERS, IP28 and other issues going on in Salem.

7:10: Nicole Kaeding from the Tax Foundation chats with Bill about her report on Measure 97, or the “Gross Receipts Tax,” formerly known as IP28. Nicole and Bill kick around how a gross receipts tax has worked, or not worked in other states. Learn more at Taxfoundation.org.

7:45: Congressman Greg Walden stop by the studio. Measure 97 is slated to be on the November ballot. He and Bill will kick that around, as well as many other issues.

8:10: Ben McReynolds and Christine Moore from the Knox Classical Academy School join Bill in studio to promote their fundraiser:

 “The School of John Knox: The Musical” which will be hosted by the Trinity Presbyterian Church at 100 Windsor Ave in Medford. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door the night of the event: August 26, 2016. For tickets go to knoxclassicalacademy.com, or you can call 541-690-1673.

8:40: Scott Anderson, founder and CEO of CORE Business Services, joins Bill in studio for today’s “Whose Business is it Anyway,” interview.

Check out their website: helpmecore.com.

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ENOUGH, ALREADY

Yes, Trump's soldier's family tweet was stupid. Yes, he will be held to a higher standard that wouldn't be mentioned had the Hildabeast done the same. Yes, it's unfair, Yes, Trump has to tighten up, smart up, and stay on point. Yes, the media and establishment are in the tank for Hill, and yes, HE'S THE GOP NOMINEE, deal with it. I've had it up to here with supposed "Constitution Loving Conservatives and GOP'ers" who whine about either not voting or voting third party, or (like some idiot republicans) voting for Hillary. I see 3 to 4 supreme court appointments that Queen Hillary of the Planet Corrupto would get to make, which makes the decision easy. Grow up. A true patriot looks beyond his/her petty "I don't like him" bullspit.

 

THEY'RE TEACHING MUSLIMS NOT TO RAPE WOMEN IN NORWAY....NO, REALLY.

 


8-1 to 8-5-2016

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ENOUGH, ALREADY

Yes, Trump's soldier's family tweet was stupid. Yes, he will be held to a higher standard that wouldn't be mentioned had the Hildabeast done the same. Yes, it's unfair, Yes, Trump has to tighten up, smart up, and stay on point. Yes, the media and establishment are in the tank for Hill, and yes, HE'S THE GOP NOMINEE, deal with it. I've had it up to here with supposed "Constitution Loving Conservatives and GOP'ers" who whine about either not voting or voting third party, or (like some idiot republicans) voting for Hillary. I see 3 to 4 supreme court appointments that Queen Hillary of the Planet Corrupto would get to make, which makes the decision easy. Grow up. A true patriot looks beyond his/her petty "I don't like him" bullspit.

 

THEY'RE TEACHING MUSLIMS NOT TO RAPE WOMEN IN NORWAY....NO, REALLY.

 


BILL’S GUEST FOR 8-4-16: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:35: Dr. Elaina George, author of the book: “Big Medicine. The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild A Better System,” chats with Bill about 5 ways Obamacare is dismantling affordable quality healthcare.

You can find Dr. George’s book by clicking this link. And, be sure to check out her website, drelainageorge.com.

7:35: Dr. Matt Briggs, a statistics teacher at Cornell University, and  joins Bill on the show, to talk about Hillary Clinton, and how she announced in her DNC speech that she “believes in science!” Dr. Briggs and Bill will kick around the proper role of science in politics.

Read Dr. Briggs' article on TheStream.org for a counter-argument on the subject.

8:10: Patrick Wood, author of Technocracy Rising joins Bill once again, to chat about how social justice is being used to transform the world, by the U.N. into Sustainable Development, and why it’s a problem for freedom loving people.

Read Patrick’s article on Tecnocracy.news, “The ‘Pseudo-Ethics’ Of Social Justice in Economics, Politics and Religion,” for more information.

And, of course, get all the latest news on what the technocrats are trying to do to us at technocracy.news.

As always, find Patrick’s book: “Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation,” right HERE.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-3-2016:

6:10: John Leboutillier, former New York congressman, and co-host of Fox News Political Insiders, joins Bill. Is Trump shooting himself in the foot, by being easily antagonized by attacks from political opponents? John and Bill discuss the situation.

Read John’s blog “Boot’s Blasts,” by clicking here.

7:10: Dennis Richardson, former State Representative and current Oregon GOP Secretary of State candidate, calls in to discuss PERS, and how it may be in trouble. For more information, you can go to:

DennisRichardson.com

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

8:10: Dr. John Lott, the leading expert on gun violence and mass shootings, joins Bill to discuss his new book: “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies.”

Read Dr. Lott’s piece from the L.A. Times on mass public shootings HERE. And, read about the Texas on-campus carry law by Dr. Lott on Fox News right HERE. You can find the book wherever books are sold, or you can click here. And, for more information go to crimeresearch.org

8:40: Sarah King Cole from Brittfest.org, joins Bill in studio to give us the heads up on the latest shows at the Britt Festival, which will be kicking off the Classical Series this week.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-2-2016:

6:15: Dudley Hall, of TheStream.org, joins the show. He and Bill talk about Donald Trump’s comments toward the Khan family, and his possible weakness in the Presidential race. Does Donald get too distracted when somebody attacks him? Bill and Dudley will kick it around.

Read Dudley’s article on TheStream.org by clicking this link.

7:35: Jonathan Wood, Staff Attourney for the Pacific Legal Foundation’s Environmental Law Practice Group, joins the show to chat about the moratorium on suction dredge mining in Oregon. The PLF and the Western Mining Alliance, have filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit, arguing that federal mining policy, preempts Oregon’s ban on a federally approved and encouraged mining practice.

For more information you can find it at pacificlegal.org.

8:10: Peter Ferrara, senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute, and a senior fellow at The Social Security Institute, calls in. Is the United States heading down the path to being a third world country? Peter will talk about his policy brief: “Why the United States Has Suffered the Worst Economic Recovery Since the Great Depression.”

Download a copy, or simply read, the brief right here.

Learn more about Peter and the Heartland Institute at heartland.org.

8:35: Randall & Brent from Advanced Air & Metal join Bill in studio to talk about Ductless Heat Pumps, and how they can help you get one in your home.

Check out Advanced Air & Metal’s website right here. Or, give them a call at: 541-772-6866.


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 8-1-2016:

6:40: Nick Smith from Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities joins the show. Nick and Bill talk over the Resource Management Plan, devised by the BLM, which would take 75% of O&C lands as “reserves.” Check out a complete analysis by clicking HERE.

Learn more about, Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities at this link, and like them on Facebook as well.

7:10: The Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com

7:15: Professor Thomas DiLorenzo joins the show. Why is it that millenials are so quick to support socialistic ideas? Professor DiLorenzo tells you why, and gives you ammo to fight against liberal lies in his book: “The Problem with Socialism.”

You can find the book wherever books are sold, or by clicking this link.

Read Prof. DiLorenzo’a articles at LewRockwell.com.

7:40: Tom Mallams, Klamath County Commissioner calls in to chat with Bill. Irrigation water is being “called” forcing ranchers to sign the KBRA. Tom and Bill will kick it around.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, calls the show, for this week’s Visiting Past & Present episode. This week, it’s the history of Mt. Shasta, and the legends surrounding the majestic mountain.

Dr. Dennis Powers “Visiting Past and Present”

 

Mt. Shasta

By Dennis Powers

Located 40 miles south of the California-Oregon border in lightly populated Siskiyou County, Mt. Shasta is 14,162 feet high and managed by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. As the second highest volcano in the continental U.S., this prominent landmark rests beside the historic Siskiyou Trail--an ancient Indian trade route between California's Central Valley and Pacific Northwest--which Interstate 5 now partially follows.

The volcano has erupted at least once each 800 years during the last 10,000 years, the last one occurring in the 1780s. These eruptions have formed lava domes, lava flows down its slopes, and massive mudflows extending over 25 miles into the valley. Geologists warn that future eruptions could wipe out the towns along Shasta’s base, and several hot sulphur springs near the summit indicate that the mountain is still active. Such an eruption, however, is not deemed at this time to be very likely.

Led by Captain E. D. Pearce of Yreka, an eight-man party in 1854 made the first recorded, successful ascent of the summit. Rising nearly 7,000 feet above the timberline, the grassy tundra areas, large rocky fields, and glaciers prominently cover most of a treeless region on that route. Owing to being 10,000 feet above land, the mountain is famed for its prominent and widely-photographed lens-shaped clouds.

Although severe weather conditions can occur year-round, it is not a difficult mountain to climb. At least 50 people have died over time when climbing the slopes, however, owing to falling rocks, becoming disoriented and slipping over the wrong side, or from hypothermia. Some 5,000 people--increasing each year--reach the summit each year.

Like so many awe-inspiring mountains, Mount Shasta is the focus of numerous legends, myths, and stories. Native American lore held that Shasta is inhabited by the spirit chief Skell, who descended from heaven to the summit. Since then, many other faiths are attracted here--from Buddhists to New Age groups--and more than any other Cascade volcano. 

Some believe that survivors of Lemuria, another lost continent that sank under the Pacific Ocean with Atlantis (owing to a thermonuclear war between the two), live within the mountain in a city named Telos. An 1894 novel, A Dweller on Two Planets (written by Frederick Spencer Oliver), tells the story of how Lemuria sank and its people traveled there. Oliver claimed that Lemurians lived in an underground complex of tunnels, were seen walking on the surface in white robes, and were a super-human race that could change from the physical to a spiritual state.

Arguing that aliens use the cloud camouflage to hide their spaceships, some consider it to be a UFO landing site, or have seen everything from Lemurians to Yetis. It is not surprising that New Agers view Mt. Shasta as an energy-power center. When a unique planet alignment occurred on August 16–17, 1987, Mt. Shasta was one of the few centers selected (along with the Egyptian pyramids, New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon, Mt. Olympus in Greece, Machu Picchu in Peru, and Mt. Fuji in Japan, among others) as part of the first worldwide, synchronized meditation. Believing Shasta to be one of the prescribed, worldly acupuncture points for “cleansing energy,” 1,000 people camped on its slopes that Friday night and another 1,000 packed the area’s 15 hotels, all there for the long-awaited planetary purification.

Although the 1987 Harmonic Convergence is recognized annually, the 25th anniversary was held in 2012. The activities included “ascension preparation and activation” workshops, channel teachings, new healing tools, vendors, music, sacred dances, a concert, and a group ascension ceremony on Mt. Shasta.

This mountain apparently has something for everyone.

Sources: “About.Com Climbing: Facts about Mount Shasta,” at About Mt. Shasta; Jonathan Weisman, “Harmonic Convergence at Mt. Shasta: New Age Dawning on Fewer Than Expected,” Los Angles Times, August 16, 1987, at Harmonic Convergence.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-29-2016:

6:40: Joel Pollak, editor at Breitbart, and author of the book: “See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle,” chats with Bill about his experience at the DNC, and the aftermath.

You can find Joel’s book by clicking here, and also check out Breitbart.com, where you can read Joel’s most recent article HERE.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, brings you the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Water World Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Eric Peters, libertarian car guy from EPAutos.com, chats with Bill, about Cash 4 Clunkers 2, and a review of the new Jeep Renegade.

8:10: Ilana Mercer, author of the book, “The Trump Revolution,” chats with Bill about how The Donald is smashing an enmeshed political spoils system to bits.

Find Ilana’s book: “The Trump Revolution,” wherever books are sold, or by clicking HERE. And, you can find out more by going to ilanamercer.com.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-28-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:45: Ron Hosko, former FBI Assistant Director, and President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, joins the show. All charges have been dropped by Baltimore State’s Attourney, Marylin Moseby, against six police officers in the Freddie Gray case. Ron gives his take on the case, and the aftermath. Also, Bill and Ron discuss how shooting deaths of police officers is up by 78% in the United States, and the causes.

Learn more at policedefensefund.org.

7:10: Tom DeWeese, of the American Policy Center joins the show, to chat about how HUD is destroying your city!

Read Tom’s article: “Listen This Time or HUD Will Destroy Your City,” to learn how YOU can fight back!

Learn even more at: americanpolicy.org.

8:15: Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation, joins the show, to chat with Bill about his latest edition of “Understanding Oregon Gun Laws.” Kevin also gives us an update on the Michael Strickland case.

Find the updated edition of the book at: oregonfirearms.org.

8:50: Kelli Gonzalez of CASA, and well known local artist, Ryan Moon, join Bill in studio to talk about Friday night’s fundraiser.

Learn more about the event by clicking the link below.

The Ryan Moon Gallery Event Benefitting CASA of Jackson County.

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I COULDN'T HAVE KEPT A STRAIGHT FACE EITHER :-)


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-27-2016:

6:35: Matthew Whitaker, former U.S. Attourney, and executive director for the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, talks with Bill about the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton’s dealings with Uranium One, and Mr. Whitaker’s call for a special counsel in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Check out the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, at FACTDC.org.

Read the Fox News article, where Mr. Whitaker weighs in on the Uranium One situation. Click here.

7:10: Stephfan Nurse, founder of Relax, Smile, Have Fun Studios and creator of Inspirational Speeches to America, and tech entreprenur, joins Bill to chat about, millenials appear to be getting the short end of the stick in today’s workforce, and what millenials are having to do to remedy the situation.

Learn more about Stephfan at stephfannurse.com.

You can also check out the first ever audio movie Inspirational Speeches to America by clicking right HERE.

And, check out Relax, Smile, Have Fun Studios, HERE.

7:35: CRIMESTOPPERS with Medford Police Department’s Lt. Kerry Curtis, joins Bill in studio with The Case of The Week.

8:10: Curtis Ellis, executive director for the American Jobs Alliance, and writer for World Net Daily, joins Bill, live from the Democratic National Convention, to talk about his experience at the DNC, Oreo Cookies moving to Mexico, and the Oregon Bernie Sanders delegates walking off the floor of the convention.

Read Curtis’ article on WND.com, by clicking here.

Find out more about the American Jobs Alliance HERE.

And check out obamatrade.com.

8:45: Sarah King Cole from Brittfest.org, chats with Bill about the latest shows at the Britt Festival

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-26-2016:

6:35: Michael Daugherty, senior writer for Cyber Defense Magazine, and author of the book: “The Devil Inside The Beltway,” talks with Bill about the DNC Wiki Leaks situation.

You can get Michael’s book by clicking here.

Also, Check out his website, TheDevilInsideTheBeltway.com.

Follow Michael on Twitter: @DaughertyMJ

7:10: Teddy Abrams, Conductor of the Britt Orchestra, joins Bill in studio, to talk about the concerts coming up this weekend, his favorite music, and the classical series.

7:35: Oregon State Representative, Sal Esquivel calls the show, to talk about the current situation between the Medford City Council, and Mayor Gary Wheeler, about the City Manager position.

8:10: Former Oregon Governor, Ted Kulongoski calls the show. Governor Kulongoski is supporting Measure 98, which would shift some education dollars toward vocational training.

Find out more about Measure 98 at voteyesfor98.org.

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MUST WATCH (language)

7-25 to 7-29-2016

Jul 25, 2016 -- 5:28am


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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-29-2016:

6:40: Joel Pollak, editor at Breitbart, and author of the book: “See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle,” chats with Bill about his experience at the DNC, and the aftermath.

You can find Joel’s book by clicking here, and also check out Breitbart.com, where you can read Joel’s most recent article HERE.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, brings you the Friday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Water World Boat & Powersport.

7:35: Eric Peters, libertarian car guy from EPAutos.com, chats with Bill, about Cash 4 Clunkers 2, and a review of the new Jeep Renegade.

8:10: Ilana Mercer, author of the book, “The Trump Revolution,” chats with Bill about how The Donald is smashing an enmeshed political spoils system to bits.

Find Ilana’s book: “The Trump Revolution,” wherever books are sold, or by clicking HERE. And, you can find out more by going to ilanamercer.com.

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-28-2016: CONSPIRACY THEORY THURSDAY:

6:45: Ron Hosko, former FBI Assistant Director, and President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, joins the show. All charges have been dropped by Baltimore State’s Attourney, Marylin Moseby, against six police officers in the Freddie Gray case. Ron gives his take on the case, and the aftermath. Also, Bill and Ron discuss how shooting deaths of police officers is up by 78% in the United States, and the causes.

Learn more at policedefensefund.org.

7:10: Tom DeWeese, of the American Policy Center joins the show, to chat about how HUD is destroying your city!

Read Tom’s article: “Listen This Time or HUD Will Destroy Your City,” to learn how YOU can fight back!

Learn even more at: americanpolicy.org.

8:15: Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation, joins the show, to chat with Bill about his latest edition of “Understanding Oregon Gun Laws.” Kevin also gives us an update on the Michael Strickland case.

Find the updated edition of the book at: oregonfirearms.org.

8:50: Kelli Gonzalez of CASA, and well known local artist, Ryan Moon, join Bill in studio to talk about Friday night’s fundraiser.

Learn more about the event by clicking the link below.

The Ryan Moon Gallery Event Benefitting CASA of Jackson County.

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I COULDN'T HAVE KEPT A STRAIGHT FACE EITHER :-)


BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-27-2016:

6:35: Matthew Whitaker, former U.S. Attourney, and executive director for the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, talks with Bill about the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton’s dealings with Uranium One, and Mr. Whitaker’s call for a special counsel in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Check out the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, at FACTDC.org.

Read the Fox News article, where Mr. Whitaker weighs in on the Uranium One situation. Click here.

7:10: Stephfan Nurse, founder of Relax, Smile, Have Fun Studios and creator of Inspirational Speeches to America, and tech entreprenur, joins Bill to chat about, millenials appear to be getting the short end of the stick in today’s workforce, and what millenials are having to do to remedy the situation.

Learn more about Stephfan at stephfannurse.com.

You can also check out the first ever audio movie Inspirational Speeches to America by clicking right HERE.

And, check out Relax, Smile, Have Fun Studios, HERE.

7:35: CRIMESTOPPERS with Medford Police Department’s Lt. Kerry Curtis, joins Bill in studio with The Case of The Week.

8:10: Curtis Ellis, executive director for the American Jobs Alliance, and writer for World Net Daily, joins Bill, live from the Democratic National Convention, to talk about his experience at the DNC, Oreo Cookies moving to Mexico, and the Oregon Bernie Sanders delegates walking off the floor of the convention.

Read Curtis’ article on WND.com, by clicking here.

Find out more about the American Jobs Alliance HERE.

And check out obamatrade.com.

8:45: Sarah King Cole from Brittfest.org, chats with Bill about the latest shows at the Britt Festival

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BILL’S GUESTS FOR 7-26-2016:

6:35: Michael Daugherty, senior writer for Cyber Defense Magazine, and author of the book: “The Devil Inside The Beltway,” talks with Bill about the DNC Wiki Leaks situation.

You can get Michael’s book by clicking here.

Also, Check out his website, TheDevilInsideTheBeltway.com.

Follow Michael on Twitter: @DaughertyMJ

7:10: Teddy Abrams, Conductor of the Britt Orchestra, joins Bill in studio, to talk about the concerts coming up this weekend, his favorite music, and the classical series.

7:35: Oregon State Representative, Sal Esquivel calls the show, to talk about the current situation between the Medford City Council, and Mayor Gary Wheeler, about the City Manager position.

8:10: Former Oregon Governor, Ted Kulongoski calls the show. Governor Kulongoski is supporting Measure 98, which would shift some education dollars toward vocational training.

Find out more about Measure 98 at voteyesfor98.org.

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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 Miles.

 

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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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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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.

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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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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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7-11 to 7-15-2016

Jul 11, 2016 -- 7:45am


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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Apr 25, 2016 -- 2:10pm

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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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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.

 


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