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Bill’s Guests: Friday, November 30, 20186:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, joins Bill for this week’s Swamp Update. Find out some more great information at: DailyTorch.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Matt Taylor, director of the documentary, “The Creepy Line,” chats with Bill today. Here’s a rundown of what the film is about: The Creepy Line is a new documentary film that unmasks the business model of surveillance and principles of both Google and Facebook. “On Google, I just typed in ‘top races Republican,’ and the word ‘races’ got a squiggly underline suggesting I had misspelled the word. Beneath it ran Google’s helpful correction: ‘top racist Republican.’ With ‘top races Democrat,’ no such veering into the gutter,” reports the National Review. Dr. Robert Epstein tweeted a screenshot of these results, but since then Google appears to have altered the search suggestions. In addition, a new study characterized Google’s business practices as, “Deceptive design and misleading information, which results in users accepting to be constantly tracked.” And, several consumer groups have filed complaints in multiple countries stating that Google violated the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. One group stated, “Google’s data hunger is notorious but the scale with which it deceives its users to track and monetize their every move is breathtaking…Smartphones are being used for spying on our every move.” 8:10: Kevin Starrett with the Oregon Firearms Federation talks with Bill today. Today, we’ll be chatting about how the Trump Administration is wanting to ban bump stocks. Does the president actually have the authority to do so? We’ll discuss it. Find out more at: OregonFirearms.org. 8:45: Sherry Detwiler, Health Information Administrator with the Mid Rogue Imaging Center in Grants Pass stops by the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” Mid Rogue Imaging Center is an independent diagnostic testing facility and is an Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Accredited Facility for MRI and CT, ensuring the highest level of patient care. For your safety, our technologists routinely consult with our radiologist partners in order to reduce radiation exposure wherever possible and still maintain excellent image quality. Address: 1619 NW Hawthorne Ave., Suite 102, Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone: 541-472-5154 Online: MidRogueImaging.com
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, November 29, 20186:35: John Casey, President of the Space and Science Corporation talks with Bill today. We’ll be re-visiting John’s book: “Dark Winter: How The Sun Is Causing A 30-Year Cold Spell.” New data is saying that cooling is what’s really happening, despite the recent climate report claims. The SSRC specializes in the science and planning for the next climate change to decades of cold weather, including its predicted concurrent ill-effects of record earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The SSRC is the primary U.S. advocate for national and global preparedness for this next cold-climate era. Mr. Casey is a former national space policy advisor to the White House and Congress, a space shuttle engineer, consultant to NASA Headquarters, and consultant to or president of several leading-edge technology start-ups. Learn more at: HumanixBooks.com/casey 7:10: Ian Mitroff, the author of “Technology Run Amok: Crisis Management In The Digital Age,” chats with Bill today. Has technology created a greater need for crisis management? Absolutely, says Ian I. Mitroff, author of “Technology Run Amok: Crisis Management in the Digital Age”. Mitroff argues that with better, more powerful technology we need responsibility and accountability to control it–and keep it (and ourselves) safe! Facebook breaches our privacy and sells our information to outside businesses without telling us. Google sides with China’s efforts to enforce censorship. Snapchat’s hold on users leads some to undergo plastic surgery to improve their selfies. Social media struggles with hate speech; Facebook and YouTube ban Alex Jones’s hate speech but Twitter allows him to continue before finally shutting him down for good. And no one can guess what introducing technology into the human body – including the brain – will mean for humanity. They are not only challenges, but they are serious problems. Indeed, they are major threats to the well-being of humanity. They are made worse by the fact that they are interconnected. Ian Mitroff is one of the principal founders of the modern field of crisis management. Each of the aforementioned threats is an ongoing crisis that has undermined our trust in the world’s most innovative companies and damaged our belief in technology. Check out more at: Mitroff.net 8:10: Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform talks talks with Bill. Congressional Democrats are pushing for a huge carbon tax for 2019. This includes a backdoor, “Two Child Policy?” Woah… Get a load of more details on this: “Details of the Horrible Carbon Tax Bill.” 8:45: Katie Hutchinson, Executive Director of the Providence Community Health Foundation joins Bill in studio. Katie is here today to talk about the 27th Annual Safeway – Providence Festival of Trees. A Rogue Valley tradition is back, and better than ever!
The 27th Annual Safeway – Providence Festival of TreesWHEN: Friday, November 30th – Sunday, December 2nd WHERE: The Medford Armory, 1701 S Pacific Hwy, Medford Immerse yourself in the magic of the holidays as you walk through a holiday wonderland. Tour breathtaking trees, that awe and inspire! And, you can take a free photo with Santa Claus himself!! Go to the Festival’s Facebook page, for discounts that you can find every day.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, November 28, 20186:35: Dave Ray from the Federation of American Immigration Reform calls into the show today. FAIR is live from the U.S./Mexico border this week, watching the situation with the migrant caravan. Dave Ray will tell us about it. See more over at: FairUS.org. 7:10: Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner talks with Bill. Court has won a legal victory, apparently brought forth by the other two county commissioners. Court is here to tell you all about it. 7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office comes into the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. 8:45: Teddy Abrams with the Britt Festival joins Bill, live in studio. Today we’ll be talking with Teddy about the changes to the Britt Orchestra and other changes happening at the festival. Get more information at: BrittFest.org.
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, November 27, 20187:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill. General Motors has announced that it has slashed many jobs, including management jobs, and is moving toward the production of more pickups and SUV’s. Eric is here to talk about how the overlords at the EPA might not like that too much. Read more from Eric, and get his reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com. 8:10: Dr. Michael Guillen, award winning Harvard Physics Instructor, ABC News award-winning science correspondent and author of “The End of Life as We Know It,” talks with Bill. We’ll be talking with Dr. Guillen about China’s announcement that they are experimenting with genetically altering babies, and what that could mean for the rest of the world. Good? Or, not good? Check out this article on the subject at: IntellectualTakeout.org. In every aspect of life, man is crossing lines of no return. Advances in science, medicine, engineering, and technology go beyond anything we have ever seen before. But “progress” in science and technology is not without grave consequences. In labs all over the world, today’s advances threaten to fundamentally change the practical character and ethical color of our everyday lives. In The End of Life as We Know It: Ominous News from the Frontiers of Science, Emmy-award-winning science journalist Michael Guillen takes us on a mesmerizing journey behind today’s blaring headlines, examines scientific advancements beyond what we want them to be, and exposes them for what they have truly become. With his famously engaging writing style, Guillen uses captivating stories to describe the four scientific frontiers that are creating the most controversial logistical, cultural, political, ethical, and religious changes of our times. In The End of Life as We Know It, Michael Guillen explores…
- THE ROBOT – how artificial intelligence truly stacks up to natural, human intelligence – and why a human revolution is an even greater possibility than a robot revolution
- THE SPY – how average people voluntarily and happily destroy our vanishing privacy
- THE WEB – how an invention meant to bring us together is tearing us apart
- THE FRANKENSTEIN – why our good intentions are even more dangerous than our bad ones…and how they are ending the sacredness of life
Bill’s Guests: Monday, November 26, 20186:35: Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America talks with Bill. We’re discussing the President’s China tariffs – Article from LifeZette: “In response to Beijing’s longstanding commercial espionage practices, President Donald Trump embarked on a series of tariffs against China earlier this year. Free-trade economists and media pundits offered dire warnings when the tariffs were announced. But as recent data have made clear, the tariffs are working. U.S. manufacturing employment has grown by 296,000 jobs over the past year, including 32,000 factory jobs added in October alone.” READ: “Trump’s China Tariffs are Working and their Impact Should Not Be Blunted by Potential Loopholes.” The Coalition for A Prosperous America is a coalition of agriculture, manufacturing and organized labor associations, companies and individuals. CPA works for policies to balance U.S. trade, maintain U.S. sovereignty, and develop an effective national production and economic strategy. Find out more over at: ProsperousAmerica.org 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com brings you the Monday, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Colleen Roberts, Jackson County Commissioner, joins Bill in studio this morning. We’ll be talking about the December 11th Fire and Smoke Summit meeting at the North Medford High School Auditorium, 5pm, looking for true public input and a path forward. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, comes into the studio for this week’s edition of “What Made Southern Oregon Great!”
“The Golden Rhoten Family of Giants” by Dennis PowersJohn and Elizabeth Rhoten homesteaded on Kane Creek in 1860, near what would later become the town of Gold Hill. When their children were born, they grew tall–very tall–and became known as the “family of giants.” Although mother Elizabeth was a mere 4-feet, 9-inches (but weighing 250 pounds), father John was 6-feet, 8-inches, or one of the tallest men in the Pacific Northwest–and lean. They had ten children, five women and five men. All were over 6 feet, ranging from the tallest, Enos Rhoten, who was 6-feet, 11-3/4th (really 7-feet), to the shortest, Cynthia Ann, who was a mere 6-feet, 1-inch. But the tall-giant, Rhoten brothers (Enos, Ed, and Al) were as well known in Southern Oregon for their ability to “sniff out” gold, no matter where it was located. From Sardine, Galls, Foots, Kane, and Graves Creek to entire sections of the Applegate and Rogue Rivers, they pocket-mined every river, stream, and area that was around. Led by Enos in 1905, the brothers discovered the famous Alice Group, or Revenue Pocket, a few miles south of Gold Hill above Kane Creek. Knowing that the highly producing Braden Mine was nearby, they used pick, pan, and shovel to find “some color, dig a little hole, and then follow it up the hill ‘till coming to the pocket.” Looking down on Gold Hill at 2,600 feet, they found it; in less than two days, they dug out 5000 ounces of gold, worth millions at today’s values. All was quickly blown in wild spending sprees. This wasn’t all luck, however. Enos Rhoten used a system–kept secret for years–to find the pockets. After coming across a sprinkling of gold particles, or nuggets, on (or under) a slope and knowing that the trail led from above, he’d take sample after sample on both sides as he worked his way up. Numbering where each was precisely found, Enos stored them in jars and assayed out how much gold was in each one. Once he worked up the trail and ran out of particles to analyze, he headed back down. Figuring where the strike was, he would dig deep until the gold pocket “magically” appeared. With their new-found wealth, the brothers lived extravagantly until they had spent their find. One night, they were partying in a Medford saloon. When the tired owner said he was closing down, they tossed gold nuggets onto the bar and bought it. When morning finally came, the Rhotens handed the bar back to the shocked owner. Another time while nursing a bad hangover, Enos threw all of his gold nuggets over a Gold Hill dirt street, saying that the town folks needed it more than he did. He was known as a generous man. When a Rhoten needed money, he’d head away, search for a week or two, and return with gold nuggets in his backpack. They used the gold as money–disdaining any conversion into cash or depositing at banks–and Enos carried his around in a glass jar. After another spending spree, they would leave again for the wilds and search for another find. When the surface gold pockets became harder to find and their luck ran out, Ed and Al worked in a local cement plant and later on an uncle’s hayfields. Enos was the best of all at locating the gold, starting at age seven when he uncovered $150 worth. After making and losing several fortunes by the 1910s, he tried farming on 160 acres in the Applegate and running a general store. Losing interest, in 1915 he headed back to gold hunting until the late 1920s. After lying sick in a crude bed for three years in his old Kane Creek cabin, Enos died from a stroke at the age of 70 in 1931. Although his last days had been spent in poverty, he died with a smile on his face, having enjoyed the life he had lived. Sources: “Enos M. Rhoten, Pioneer Miner of Rogue, Dies,” Medford Mail Tribune, December 13, 1931, at Enos Rhoten Obituary; Dennis M. Powers, “Rhoten Brothers Follow Gold Trails to Source,” Jefferson Public Radio: At It Was, May 10, 2012; Linda Morehouse Genaw, Gold Hill and Its Neighbors along the River, Central Point, Oregon: 1988, pp. 18-21; Gold Hill Historical Society, Nuggets of News, December 1992, pp. 1-4.