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Here is the proposed legislative concept Mr. X and I were discussing this morning, it is at the end of this post – Share it with all your legislators, Democrat and Republican at the #OrLeg. The narrative on cap and trade needs changed. I figure Republicans would be more than willing to come back and approve a cap and trade plan that is VOLUNTARY – Pacific Power already provides this in its “Blue Sky” program, where you pay more for renewable power.
An economic plan this “transformative” can not be forced on a free people, but needs to be an option for “We The People”. Democrats claim punitive forced cap and trade is something “the state wants”. It’s time for them to put up or shut up. If they’re not willing to consider a voluntary cap and trade option, they’re not following the wishes of the people and are clearly indicating they’re more interested in CONTROL of the people.
Remember, 28 of Oregon’s 36 county governments, more than 3 out of every 4, a vast majority, are on the record as officially opposing the current proposed SB1578 forced cap and trade. The following is what Mr. X and I are proposing. It is written in the style of language the lawmakers use. How many times have liberals stated “If Only I Could Pay More Taxes”? Well, here is the proposed concept that would allow them to do so, AND to feel good about it.
PROPOSAL FOR LEGISLATIVE CONCEPT
Whereas; The pathway of implementation of all Governmental, intergovernmental, inter-agency,Nongovernmental Organization programs addressing “Sustainable Development” defined participation as “voluntary”.
Whereas; This long term voluntary participation allowed for the intrusion of the concept of “Cap and Trade” into our society, where forced participation has been more than controversial as the effect of the proposed punitive harms become apparent to the citizens of the State of Oregon.
Whereas; The divide between the large urban areas of the state and rural Oregon regarding this issue has become problematic to conducting the general business of the state legislative body.
Whereas; Participation was originally proposed to be “voluntary”, the following proposed legislative concept is summarized for realistic consideration as a solution.
- A totally voluntary participation in a “Cap and Trade” concept, consisting of a membership program and additional registration with public utilities (gas,electric etc). The voluntary members of this program would be issued a card similar to snap benefits (Oregon Trail) card, with the difference being instead of giving the user a financial benefit the card would simply allow the member to pay the burden of punitive harms directly to the State either at point of purchase or weekly or monthly.
- Participation by members would allow the valuable compilation of specific data so the member can understand the effect on global carbon emissions they are having as an individual, as well as an accurate total of individual costs.
Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 6, 2020
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update from Mordor on The Potomac.
Find out more great stuff from Rick, all over at: DailyTorch.com
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Outdoor Report.
7:35: Kevin Starrett with the Oregon Firearms Federation chats with Bill today. The legislative session is over, and some gun bills are as dead as fried chicken. But, some still do remain a threat to your gun rights. We’ll go over all of the details.
You can find more great content, all over at: OregonFirearms.org
8:10: State Representative Duane Stark calls the show to tell us what is going on with the walkout. And, what about all of those budgets that got left behind? Could a Special Session be coming? We’ll discuss it.
8:35: Knute Buehler, candidate for Oregon U.S. Representative, District 2 seat joins Bill in studio today. We’ll talk about Knute’s ideas for what he’d like to do, should he win the election this November.
Get more information over at: KnuteBuehler.com
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:35: Michael Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside The Beltway chats with Bill. Today, we’re talking with Michael about cyber and “Germ” security.
Michael Daugherty is President & CEO of LabMD, an Atlanta-based clinical and anatomic medical laboratory with a national client base. LabMD specializes in analysis and diagnosis of blood, urine, and tissue specimens for cancers, micro-organisms and tumor markers. Mike founded LabMD in 1996 after 14 years in surgical device sales with U.S. Surgical Corp. and Mentor Corporation. He has spent most of the last decade defending his company against charges that it had deficient cyber-security practices. The early years of his entering and fighting in Washington, DC, are recorded in his book, “The Devil Inside the Beltway”. In so doing, he has become the only litigant to challenge the basic authority that underlies more than 200 enforcement actions relating to cybersecurity and online privacy that the FTC has brought over the past 15 years.
7:10: Sean Moran, a member of the Ashland Budget Committee talks with Bill this morning.
Should the voters pass an 8.2 million dollar bond measure to rebuild Ashland’s historic city hall? We’ll discuss it.
8:10: John West from Josephine County Commission Watch joins Bill in studio. John takes issue with Josephine County Commissioner Lily Morgan, we’ll discuss just exactly why.
Find out more over at: JoCoCommishWatch.com
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com chats with Bill this morning. It’s the Weekly Transportation News Segment.
Today, we’re talking with Eric about two of his latest articles over at EPAutos.com
“Colorado just passed a new law specially designed to advantage Elon Musk, Rivian and anyone else “selling” electric cars. They will be permitted to “sell” them directly to “buyers” (in air quotes for the same reason you’d put DMV “customer” in air quotes) but everyone else will be forbidden to do so.” Click the link to read the rest.
“There is something worse than a generation gap. There is a worldview gap.
My generation – Generation X – was the last pre-computer generation and the last generation to reach adulthood before the Safety Cult had metastasized into a mainstream religion. When we were teenagers, we were expected to learn how to drive – because the cars wouldn’t do it for us.” Click the title to read the rest.
Hey don’t forget, you can read Eric’s reviews of the latest and hottest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes all over at: EPAutos.com
7:35: Ed, the man known as “Mr. X,” community activist, expert researcher, Green Mafia expert and all around nice guy joins Bill in studio today.
Today, we talk with Ed about the need for a new GOP strategy to change the narrative of the carbon cap and trade/GOP walkout.
Would you like to know more? You can read more from Mr. X’s vast reams of paper, all over at his website: MrXFiles.com
8:35: Randall Lee with Advanced Air talks with Bill in studio. We’ll talk about all the latest deals going on now, over at Advanced Air, and that’s not all. Advanced Air is always looking for hardworking, team-oriented people to join their team. Listen in and see how you can apply for a good, living wage career.
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8:50: Monica and Monya are in studio with Bill to talk about the upcoming Live to Dance with The ARC Stars event on March 14th.
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Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:35: Dr. Mark Bruce M.D. an emergency room physician and Ambassador to Belize and Canada for the American College of Emergency Physicians talks with Bill. We’ll talk with the good doctor today, not only about his new book:
But, we’ll also touch upon the COVID-19 virus. Epidemic or pandemic, and is the world overreacting to this issue? Or, has it under-reacted? We’ll discuss it.
7:35: Michael J. Petrilli, President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and co-author of the new book:
HOW TO EDUCATE AN AMERICAN understands that “Schools can’t do it all by themselves. They need effective allies. Yet recognizing the limits of formal education also helps us focus on the essential obligations and distinctive capabilities of schooling itself. Supplying knowledge. Forging citizens. Forming strong character. Bestowing dignity. Placing those obligations front and center is what we have sought to accomplish in this volume—and what we need to accomplish for the sake of our children and the society they will inhabit. That’s how to educate an American.”
Michael is also research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education Next, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Education Commission of the States.
8:10: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls from his secret location, to give an update of what’s going on with the walkout and the end of the short legislative session that looms on the horizon.
Would you like to know more? Follow Herman on Twitter
Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 2, 2020
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com kicks off today’s guest list. Its the Monday Outdoor Report.
7:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews from the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill today. Today, we’re talking with Dr. Matthews about the movement that looks to make southern, central and eastern Oregon, part of the State of Idaho. We’ll also talk with Dr. Matthews about President Trump’s Drug Plan.
Find out more, all over at: IPI.org
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of Visiting Past & Present. Learn more about Dr. Powers, and his many literary works, over at: DennisPowersBooks.com
Denman Wildlife Area
by Dennis Powers
Once where real estate promoters during the 1900’s “Orchard Boom and Bust” tried to sell lots, the Agate Desert north of Medford was tough to farm and strewn with agate rocks, grasses, and wildflowers. It took the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, with war declared against Japan and Germany, in order for the area to completely change. Medford’s civic leaders had convinced the military that the desert was the right place for an Army training facility.
Encompassing over 43,000 acres and 77 square miles, the building core was a one-mile rectangle, had over 1,300 buildings, and was the second largest city in Oregon. Named “Camp White,” 40,000 troops were trained at a time. At the end of World War II, the camp was deactivated. Most of buildings were sold and hauled away, except for the hospital facilities that became the Veterans Affairs Domiciliary (or “Dom”). The camp’s core became the infrastructure for the White City Industrial Park, and the former building interior was renamed as White City in 1960.
Towards the end of World War II, Kenneth Denman had been appointed to the Oregon Game Commission, now the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. He was a Medford attorney, Chairman of the Jackson County Republican Central Committee, and a committed conservationist and sportsman. Although he only served for 1-1/2 years on the commission, this whetted his appetite to preserve areas for future generations. Among other environmental activities, Denman helped found the Rogue River Sportsmen’s club, which later affiliated with the Izaak Walton League.
After the war, a long-time family friend, Charlie Hoover, purchased a small part of the Camp White property (near the present sports park) and who created three manmade ponds that runoff irrigation water filled. The Rogue River Retriever Club trained their dogs and held competitions there, including Kenneth Denman with his champion retriever. He accepted another appointment to the Game Commission in 1951, and one year later, became its chairman. In this acceptance, he was quoted: “I have fished and hunted since I was big enough to carry a rod or a firearm. I take this responsibility because I am anxious to save these wildlife resources for all of our kids.”
His lobbying to preserve the remaining wildlife acres of Camp White was successful. In 1954, the remaining 1,760 acres of the camp was transferred from the federal government to the state’s Game Commission at no cost, provided it was used as a wildlife management area. After ten years on the Commission, Kenneth Denman retired in 1961 and died one year later at age 58. His son, Don, followed his father as an attorney and served 9-plus years on the Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Owing to his commitment to preserving the wildlife area, this was renamed in 1963 as the Denman Wildlife Area. Today, it offers fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, and other species in permanent ponds. Hunting is permitted during season, especially for game birds. The facilities include a boat ramp, wildlife viewing kiosk, toilets, picnic tables, trails, and equipment buildings.
A youth-pheasant hunt is put on annually where kids seventeen years and younger (with hunter-education cards) can try for pen-raised pheasants under supervision. Field training and trials continue for retrievers, where the Top Amateur Retriever for 2012 was trained and also won an incredible seven American Kennel Club-sanctioned field trials that year.
The huge Denman Wildlife Area allows fishing, hunting, and retrieving to co-exist with hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing—all owing to the efforts of Kenneth Denman.
Sources: “Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Denman Wildlife Area,” at Wildlife Area; Bill Miller, “Who Inspired the Denman Wildlife Area?,” Mail Tribune, April 22, 2007, at On Kenneth Denman; Mark Freeman, “Oregon black Lab retriever is top dog,” Mail Tribune, April 12, 2013, at Top Retriever Trained at the Area.
8:45: Jon Pfefferle, Volunteer Supervisor with Food & Friends Senior Meals Program joins Bill in studio.
Find out lots ore over at: RVCOG.org