11-25 to 11-29-2019: Bill Meyer’s Blog

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Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist from EPAutos.com joins Bill for the Weekly Transportation News Segment. Today, we’ll be talking with Eric on more with Good ol’ Elon Musk and his crusade to bring electric cars to the mainstream. READ: And So They Drooled See more great content, and read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at EPAutos.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors, calls in to bring to you a special Outdoor Report before the Thanksgiving holiday. See more from Greg, over at RogueWeather.com 7:20: Anthony Silva, a local veteran, who served with Eddie Gallagher, the Navy SEAL, whose rank and benefits were restored by President Trump, after being convicted of posing for a photo with a dead ISIS terrorist. 8:10: Nick Smith with Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities talks with Bill today. We’ll discuss how recent federal court decisions on O&C lands deliver major victories for rural Oregon Counties.

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

7:35: Mark Johnson, a local beekeeper talks with Bill today about some interesting things he’s doing with breeding bees. 8:10: Dr. Laura Schlessinger talks with Bill this morning. Dr. Laura is the famed advice host of “Dr. Laura,” broadcast on Sirius XM (Channel 111). She holds a Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and received her postdoctoral certification in marriage, family, and child counseling from the University of Southern California. She was in private practice for 12 years. She’s also been on the faculty of the Department of Biology at the University of Southern California and is a member of faculty of the Graduate Psychology Department at Pepperdine University.

LOVE & LIFE

Tough-Love Advice on: Dating • Marriage • Child-Rearing • Values • Faith • Resilience

By Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Millions of people follow radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger as she offers no-nonsense, values-based advice that she says can solve our most serious interpersonal problems. In her newest sure to be a bestselling book, Love & Life, Dr. Laura dives into the controversial topics and thorny problems that face today’s men and women, parents and grandparents, husbands and wives, and everyone seeking love, fulfillment, and success in all their relationships. Dr. Laura says, “Don’t believe what pop psychologists are telling you. If it feels good, that doesn’t mean it is good. Love is not always smiling faces or intimacy.” Dr. Laura says all positive relationships need tough love PLUS time, freedom, honesty, and yes, a moral basis. See more great stuff over at: DrLaura.com

Bill’s Guests: Monday, November 25, 2019

6:35: Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America’s Borders, chats with Bill. In the book, Dr. Corsi says that he has a solution to America’s border crisis. The problem is, is he’s been working on it for 13 years. President Trump’s core campaign promise of 2016 was to build the wall on the southern border. Dr. Jerome Corsi has been working with HESCO, which is an established defense contractor that specializes in rapid-deployment perimeter defense systems for the U.S. military around the world. They have a product that is a very flexible wall system: Terrablock. This barrier they propose can’t be scaled – it’s designed with a spring mechanism that springs right back off. You can’t drive a truck through it. With the current wall, the steel bars are being cut through by smugglers who are able to take drugs in by cutting a few bars out. Terrablock has installations in military establishments all around the world. The advantage is it’s a “smart wall” – all of the sensors and electronics are built into it. You can tell if someone is penetrating it and respond immediately. This is a modern-day solution to the problem. The U.S. military understands that perimeter defense is not going to be achieved by big steel barriers. These walls appear formidable, but they’re pretty easily able to be gotten through. President Trump doesn’t need additional appropriations; he can do it with the amount of money he’s got available right now and the entire 1,200 miles can be completed by Election Day. Trump’s detractors in the MSM who are trying to say not much has been built and the campaign promise hasn’t been fulfilled will be proven wrong. If Terrablock can protect our troops in combat, they can protect the American people from drug criminals at the border. See more over at: CorsiNation.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report. 7:35: Dr. Arthur Keiser, administrator at Keiser University chats with Bill today. American education is failing our kids. Our next generation of college graduates is so unprepared for real life, some colleges are now offering “Adulting 101” – classes that attempt to coach students with a complete lack of basic life skills. According to education “experts” – Millennials and Gen Z have “little time to learn life skills” as they prepare for college. Many U.S. employers complain how graduates lack the necessary soft skills to succeed in a professional workplace. In addition, recent studies reveal how employee rudeness and disrespect on the job create problems for employers, employees, and customers while costing businesses productivity and revenue. Many employers routinely complain how graduates cannot write basic emails or memos without embarrassing their company. America’s education system focuses primarily on academic learning and consequently, many colleges don’t reinforce practical “soft skills” – civility,  professionalism, proper communication, a strong work ethic, and how to be a professional in the workplace. Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO of Keiser University, or Mrs. Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor of Community Relations and Student Advancement for KU, can discuss how many college graduates are ill prepared for real life. Keiser University has 23 campuses in Florida offering career oriented education – degrees designed for specific jobs. KU places high priority on teaching “soft skills” in its curricula. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill today for “Visiting Past & Present.”

Thanksgiving: Here and Around the World

By Dennis Powers
The Thanksgiving tradition in America dates to 1621 when the pilgrims gave thanks for their first bountiful harvest in Plymouth Rock. Arriving in November 1620, the settlers established the first permanent English settlement in the New England region. Celebrated for three days, they feasted with the natives on dried fruits, boiled pumpkin, turkey, venison, and more. This celebration wasn’t repeated until 1789 when George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving to be a national holiday. Still differing from state to state, presidents made different decisions: Thomas Jefferson later abolished the holiday, President Lincoln brought it back, and Roosevelt changed the date in 1939 to the next-to-last Thursday in November to stimulate the economy with a longer Christmas shopping period. The traditional American Thanksgiving meal includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams, and pumpkin pie. This meal stems from that eaten by the pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving. Traditionally, this holiday celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest. In Canada, its Thanksgiving is believed to have been held in 1578. Drawing from similar European holidays, it adopted some traditions from the American holiday: Owing to the Revolutionary War, many American colonists loyal to the British Crown moved to Canada and brought some Thanksgiving traditions with them, including the symbolic turkey. The Canadian Thanksgiving is held on the second Monday in October and is not a public holiday in every province. The custom of giving thanks for the annual harvest is one of the world’s oldest celebrations and is traced back to the dawn of civilization. In China, the Chinese celebrate an annual holiday around the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar (late September or early October), when the moon is brightest. Known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, it expresses gratitude for the season’s changing and the fall harvest. Dating back more than 2,500 years, the favorite Chinese dessert is moon cake, a baked concoction filled with sesame seeds, ground lotus seeds, and duck eggs—not pumpkin pie. The celebration in Germany is known as Erntedankfest (literally translated “thanks for the harvest festival“), a religious holiday, celebrated in the Catholic and Protestant churches, and usually held on the first Sunday in October. Not a family oriented holiday, Erntedankfest has less in common with the American tradition than in other countries. Its celebrations are marked by parades, fireworks, music, and dancing; Germans are more likely to celebrate the harvest with chickens, hens, roosters, or geese—but not turkeys. Erntedankfest is not the Oktoberfest that’s the two-week festival held each year in Munich during late September and early October. Some six million people attend this each year with numerous similar events around the world, many locations of which German immigrants or their descendants had founded. On November 23rd, people in Japan celebrate a national holiday similar to both American Thanksgiving and Labor Day. Known as Kinrō Kansha no Hi, or Labor Thanksgiving Day, it traces its origins back more than 2,000 years to a ritual offering giving thanks for the season’s first rice harvest. The widely celebrated modern manifestation is oriented around giving thanks for worker rights. Labor Thanksgiving Day officially became a holiday in 1948 and is celebrated in different ways throughout the country. South Koreans celebrate a holiday very similar to ours. Known as Chuseok Day, it is held in mid-to-late September; Koreans typically spend Chuseok Day with a family meal and give thanks to their ancestors in celebrating the autumn harvest. Celebrations are marked with traditional national customs, including ancestral memorial services, Korean wrestling, and Korean circle dances. As well, countries as Grenada, Liberia, Vietnam, Ghana, Nigeria, certain states in India, and others have similarly styled celebrations consistent with their history in celebrating the harvest. Sources:  Office Holidays.com: “Thanksgiving in USA 2019” at America’s Thanksgiving; Yahoo Finance: “9 Other Countries that Celebrate Thanksgiving” at Other Countries; Megan Trimble, U.S. News: “5 Thanksgiving-Like Holidays From Around the World,” November 21, 2017, at And More.

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