10-31 to 11-4-2016
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FAVORITE MOMENT FROM LAST WEEK’S MONUMENT EXPANSION HEARING??
The Ashland teacher criticizing me mentioning the O&C Act of 1937 as reason to oppose. Her reasoning is that it was an old law and that “Helloooo, it’s 2016”. No doubt this reassures parents in the school system that their teachers have passed “Critical Thinking 101”. 😉
By her line of reasoning she shouldn’t have the vote…that passed back in 1920. Her first amendment right, and all the other ones at that, were passed in 1789.
It’s clear that referencing the law in your public comments is powerful, and draws much Gang Green blood, given the numerous “When Did Bill Meyer Get His Law Degree?” comments. It demonstrates how their legal principles are on thin ice, and are more based on faked up consensus, rather than the law itself. Keep fighting, and commenting!
HA-HA-HA...Oh, Wait, this is too close to truth, huh?
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-4-2016
6:15 Craig Richardson, executive director of the Environment and Energy Legal Institute
Who said this year, “We believe that there is too much emphasis on money in politics?” And who is the single-largest donor in this election cycle? If you guessed billionaire activist Tom Steyer for both, you’re right.
Environment and Energy Legal Institute executive director Craig Richardson has been tracking Steyer’s WikiLeaks exposures and writes that the “green” tycoon is using his vast fortune to exert undue influence in Democratic circles, and that his agenda is already causing Green Energy Poverty for low-income families.
7:05 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts
7:10 Anthony Zaccaro President of Provident Financial and Insurance Services. We discuss how much do you REALLY need to retire, and is the market poised for a correction.
8:10 Dr. John Zmirak of Stream.org
Huma Abedin is in the limelight again – John Zmirak, writing at The Stream, suggests her identity is a little more complicated. He reminds us that Huma Abedin was raised in Saudi Arabia by hard-line Islamists, and she wrote for a radical Islamic journal that her family owned.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-3-2016
6:35 Executive Director at Project Veritas, Russel Birney – a top Democratic donor is caught on camera disparaging members of the African American community at a fundraiser for North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross. WATCH THE VIDEO
7:10 We’re breaking down more of what to do next to fight Monument Expansion with Ed, “Mr. X”, our crack legal researcher.
8:10 Craig Bannister with MRCTV, media not reporting that physicians’ participation in Obamacare has plummeted 20% this year.
8:35 Bern Case, Rogue Valley International Airport Director – Next Friday, Veterans Day, they’re unveiling a memorial honoring Newell Barber, who was instrumental in starting BARBER FIELD, our first airport. BTW, the ceremony is at Rogue Credit Union on Center Drive, Friday, 11/11, starting at 9am.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-2-2016:
6:10: Dr. Matt Briggs, from TheStream.org, professor of statistics at Cornell University, It’s all about the polls at this point in the election cycle. Before the Huma/Weiner email news broke, an ABC/WaPo poll had Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump among likely voters by 12 points! Dr. Briggs, armed with a P.hd. in statistics says, “that kind of lead is impossible!” B
7:10: Herman Baertschiger, Oregon State Senator, District 2 Grants Pass,
7:35: Crimestoppers, featuring Medford Police Department’s Lt. Kerry Curtis comes into the studio to bring you this week’s, Crimestoppers Case of The Week.
8:10: Herstle & Kelly Jones from Jones & Associates come into the studio. The Gradient Gives Back Foundation along with Jones Cares, is paying 6 months of living expenses for needy people. Sign up at JonesCares.org.
8:35: Tom Harris, Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition Academy Award Winning Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is streaming his film: “Before The Flood,” all over Facebook and Youtube. But. Is Leo’s film accurate in its claims?
Check out the coalition’s website: climatescienceinternational.org.
And, follow Tom on Twitter: @TomHarrisICSC
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-1-2016:
6:35: Mike Ciandella, of Newsbusters.org
Did you know that all of the major networks, ABC, CBS, NBC have only covered about 10 minutes and 19 seconds on the failings of Obamacare? Newsbusters’ Mike Ciandella and Bill will talk it over.
7:10: Chad McComas of Rogue Retreat, and candidate for Medford City Council, Ward 3
7:35: Curt Ankerburg, local CPA and Medford City Council Ward 1 candidate, talks the issues in this council race..
8:10: Susan Swift, lawyer, writer and reporter at Politichicks.com chats with Bill. Susan and Bill will dig into the Weinergate scandal.
8:40: Brent Homan & Randall Lee from Advanced Air & Metal, join Bill in studio for today’s “Whose Business is it Anyway?” segment. Learn more at advancedairandmetal.com. Or, call: 541-772-6866.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 10-31-2016:
6:35: Eric Peters, Libertarian car enthusiast and founder of EPAutos.com talks with Bill. Did not being politically correct, get Eric in trouble with General Motors?
7:15: Dr. Roger Roots, of the Fully Informed Jury Association, and a voluntary paralegal during the Malheur trial, chats with Bill. Nobody saw Ammon Bundy and his crew of conspirators who took over the refuge in Harney County being acquitted of the charges they faced. Was it a case of Jury Nullification? See more at fija.org.
7:35: Mike Winters, former Jackson County Sheriff, and active rancher, talks with Bill about the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion proposal. You can keep in the fight against the expansion at Healthyforests.org.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill in studio for this week’s “Visiting Past & Present,” segment. dennispowersbooks.com.
The Golden Ghost Town of the Valley
By Dennis Powers
Near forgotten and desolate, the ghost town of Golden lies a few miles east of Wolf Creek in Josephine County. Its weathered-brown, old clapboard structures stand in mute testimony to a long-ago era. At its peak in the late Nineteenth Century, the town originally known as “Goldville” was home to some 200 folks: Most of whom were earning their living from the gold took out from Coyote Creek directly across from the settlement.
Prospectors had worked the creek since the 1850s, but it took the Reverend William Ruble and his wife Ruth in 1890 to establish the town. Ruble had purchased nearly all of the mining claims east and west of Golden; his sons, Schuyler and William, mined the shallower ground and leased the deep portions of the creek to other miners.
The town sprung up with a general store, post office, homes, two churches, a school, orchards, and mills to pulverize the rock and extract gold. Owing to the activity, the Oregon-California Stage Company detoured there to deliver mail, passengers, and goods; the town was a center for miners who didn’t live there but worked the surrounding area. With religion a major theme, no saloons were allowed; imbibers traveled to nearby Wolf Creek where they built a dance hall. The church-minding folks also came there to picket the place and its rowdiness.
The miners worked the deposits until the gold finally played out. By the 1930’s, the easy-to-mine gold had been exhausted and the town rapidly declined. What’s left now are a deserted residence, the church, general store, carriage shed, and other structures, but the old buildings still exude their charm, including the weathered church with its exquisite bell tower. The story, however, doesn’t end here.
A minister’s son, Melvin Davis, built a 2,800-square-foot lodge in 1930 on four acres located one mile from the now deserted town; he moved a 1880s guest house and the historic school from Golden to there, and mined the nearby wetlands. An African-American–Mr. Ivan St. John–purchased the holdings in 1989 after the site had traded hands several times. St. John was a homeopathic doctor, a trance medium, and alchemist who had co-founded the Philosopher’s Stone, an occult bookstore in San Francisco. (Alchemy is the “science” of turning base metals, such as lead, into gold or silver.)
When St. John in 1988 sold his bookstore interest, he bought the Davis property, known for its precious gold holdings. St. John died in 2005, but didn’t leave any known heirs. The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation owns and now manages the town as a Heritage site. The ghost town was placed in 2002 on the National Register of Historic Properties.
To see this nostalgic place with its deep Oregon history, drive on Interstate 5 to the Wolf Creek (Exit 76), approximately 25 miles north of Grants Pass. Wind back to the right and drive up Coyote Creek Road for 3-1/2 miles through the forests. You’ll find the cluster of old buildings on the left; the mined Coyote Creek area and wetlands are to the right (across the paved road). The small cemetery next to the church was in an episode from the TV series, Gunsmoke, where grave marker props were added. Although no one is buried there, psychics believe the town to be inhabited by “residual and intelligent spirits.” Golden is one of the best mining-era ghost towns in Southern Oregon in a rural setting that is easily accessible.
Sources: Gary Swanson, “ActiveRain: Ghost Town of Golden, Oregon,” at Golden, Oregon (With Images); Bill Kettler, “Snapshot: The Church at Golden,” Mail Tribune, February 16 2011, at History of Golden.
MY PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE MONUMENT EXPANSION
All here are witness to a crime. This crime is the attempt of those supporting the green agenda and its political henchmen, including Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, to STEAL tens of thousands of acres of O&C designated lands, using unlawful methods, to hijack and camouflage the public process, and place these O&C lands unlawfully into an expanded Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. Close to 95 percent of these proposed additional monument lands are O&C lands, and this is an extremely important distinction.
When we follow the rule of law, it is irrelevant how many blue tee-shirted folks stand up and wail “WE WANT THESE LANDS IN A MONUMENT”. It’s not a popularity contest, for these lands are not theirs to push into monument status. That’s not stopping them from trying with all these emotional demonstrations of trumped up “Consensus”, which mean nothing. I put you, Jackson County, and other political leaders on notice to simply FOLLOW THE LAW, do your duty, and defend our rights from these unlawful intrusions into a matter of county concern.
What is this county concern? The O&C Act of 1937 enacted by Congress, and still in effect makes it clear that these lands, quote:
“shall be managed for permanent forest production, and the timber thereon shall be sold, cut, and removed in conformity with the principal of sustained yield for the purpose of providing a permanent source of timber supply, protecting watersheds, regulating stream flow, and contributing to the economic stability of local communities and industries, and providing recreational facilities.”
This act of Congress clearly sets forth the management criteria of these O&C lands. The residents of Jackson County should not be forced to waste our time defending and addressing a matter that was settled in the law a long time ago. There is peace and security within the law – this monument proposal is clearly outside the rule of law and congressional intent, and will sow chaos, both socially and economically.
Let’s turn our attention now to the Antiquities Act. The Solicitor for the Department of the Interior told the Secretary of the Interior that the President lacks authority under the Antiquities Act to include O&C lands in a national monument. This was concerning a proposal to put O&C lands in an expansion of the Oregon Caves National Monument. The memo in question is opinion M. 30506.
Another section of the act directs that the monument should be confined to the “smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected”.
The monument expansion proponents are asking us to believe three legal fictions. First, that the Antiquities Act authorizes the president to use O&C land in a monument. Second, that the original monument is too small, while the third fiction is that it’s legal and lawful to violate congressional law and intent by stealing these designated O&C lands, and placing them into monument status to satisfy a left wing green environmental agenda.
Remember – It is the sworn fiduciary duty of all elected officials to follow their oath of office, follow the law, defend the constitution, and defend us from these unlawful intrusions.
NOTE FROM BILL: After I gave testimony Thursday, several other people claimed I “cherry picked” the O&C act. Not true, it’s only 3 pages long. Read it for yourself