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VICTORY – HB2020 Carbon Cap and Trade/Massive Energy Tax is Dead, GOP Senate agrees to return to Salem Saturday to finish up the 2019 legislative session and pass needed agency budgets. It will all wrap up Sunday night. Steel spines, a 50 gallon drum of legislative resolve and whoopass, and your massive comments, demonstrations and support made all the difference. Celebrate your victory, but stay awake and vigilant. The tyrants will be back.
Bill’s Guests: Friday, June 28, 2019
6:20 Jay “The Birdman” Reese with the KMED/KCMD Early Byrd morning sports update talks with Bill live today! We’ll be talking with Jay about this weekend’s Rooster Crow event and the boat races and more from the world of sports.
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update from Washington D.C.
See more from Rick at: DailyTorch.com.
7:10 Greg Roberts, the man from the outdoors, calls in to bring to you the Friday Outdoor Report!
Check out more from Greg over at: RogueWeather.com
8:35 Mayor Ryan Hess of Rogue River chats with Bill about the big Rooster Crow Event this weekend.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, June 27, 2019
6:35 Dr. John S. Baker, is President and Chairman of The Foundation For Self-Government, Professor Emeritus at the Louisiana State University Law Center and author of “How To Get Illegals To Go Home.” He talks with Bill today.
As the entire nation anticipates a crucial U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether the 2020 Census will include a citizenship question, Gov. Ron DeSantis said definitively that the state will not help to make sure Floridians are accurately counted.
“The federal government does that. We don’t have a role in it,” he said as he got into an elevator shortly after a Thursday event in Sarasota. “They administer it, and they should administer it how they see fit.”
BIO: Dr. John S. Baker has been a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, the University of Oxford (2012-2014). He is Professor Emeritus of Law, and previously the Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law, at Louisiana State University Law School. He was an adjunct Fellow at the Heritage Foundation (Spring, 2008) and a Distinguished Scholar at the Catholic University of America Law School (2011-12). He has also taught at Tulane Law School, George Mason Law School, Pepperdine Law School, New York Law School, Hong Kong University, and the University of Dallas, School of Management He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lyon III (France) (1999-2011) and at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, where he was a Fulbright Specialist in 2012. He has lectured at universities and research institutes in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Peru, Slovenia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, where he was a Fulbright Fellow (2006).
7:35 State Senator Kim Thatcher calls us with her update on the GOP walkout!
8:10 Captain William E. Simpson calls us – Wild Horse Fire Brigade update, and is another non-profit group trying to horn in on the horse issue in order to profit their group?
Read Capt. Bill’s articles, all over at: MyOutdoorBuddy.com.
Bill’s Guests: Wendesday, June 26, 2019
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist from EPAutos.com chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Transportation Talk!
We’ll discuss transportation issues including will automated cars lead to faster travel? Eric says “No”. https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/06/26/one-size-fits-slow/
7:35 Gregory Wrightstone, geologist, climate expert and author of “Inconvenient Facts – The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want you to Know. Learn more about it over at: www.inconvenientfacts.xyz
Wrightstone provides factual data on the latest climate myths in a manner that is insightful and entertaining. His fact-based view of an Earth and humanity that are thriving and prospering rather than rushing to an apocalyptic end induced by man-made climate change challenges the climate consensus. Book sales have skyrocketed, reaching #1 in five categories on Amazon following extensive media coverage and outrage over Apple’s removal of his popular smartphone app from the App Store.
The Oregon House recently passed the state’s Climate Action Plan establishing a state-wide cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The bill next goes to the Senate where Democrats hold a super-majority. With GOP senators unable to stop what they deem to be freedom-sapping and economically crippling legislation, they refused to attend a scheduled June 20 session to preclude a needed quorum for a vote on the bill. With the Governor now threatening to use the state police to force Senators back to their chamber, it would be a good time to look at the cold, hard facts of what this bill will and won’t do.
The very basis for the bill is based on severely flawed science, the increased costs would be economically harmful and successful implementation would have virtually no effect on temperature.
The chief architect of the historic legislation, Rep. Karin Power, stated that failing to take action would “make the planet, as we know it, uninhabitable.” She went on to say, “We are showing other states that it’s not an impossible dream to hold big polluters accountable and use the funds to invest in clean energy and in our most vulnerable communities.”
8:10 Dr. Rick Kirschner & Jennifer Margulis Ph.D chat with Bill today.
We’re discussing their free Oregon vaccine education seminar, tomorrow night at the Medford Library from 6 to 7:30pm.
8:45 Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director for the Britt Festival, chats with Bill in studio. Mike will give you the latest info on the acts coming to the Britt Fest.
See showtimes and get your tickets over at: BrittFest.org
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:10: Mr X, research Jedi, community activist and all around nice guy, joins Bill in studio this morning. Today, we’ll talk more about the GOP Senator Walkout, and other issues that effect you.
Read more from Mr X’s reams of paper over at his website: MrXFiles.com.
8:45: Cherisse & Nicole from No Wires Media stop by the studio for today’s business segment. Call Cherisse at 541-787-4867 or Nicole at 541-292-6602. Save big on security systems, tv, internet and phone.
Medford, Grants Pass & Klamath Falls: 541-787-4867
Roseburg, Douglas County: 541-673-2003
Bend, Deschutes County: 541-390-7331
Bill’s Guests: Monday, June 24, 2019
6:35 Brian Hodges, Senior Attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation chats with Bill today.
See more over at: PacificLegal.org
7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors with RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the Monday, Outdoor Report.
7:35: State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks with Bill from a secret location out of the state. Dennis will give you the latest, as the protest continues against HB 2020, which the GOP says, will eradicate, rural Oregon economies, but Democrats claim will save the planet from utter annihilation.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “What Made Southern Oregon Great!
Susie Jessel: The Spiritual Healer
By Dennis Powers
People travel to or live in Ashland for different reasons, and for some it is as a place for different approaches for healing. From the earliest days, Native Americans believed in the spiritual powers of the area’s mineral springs; Ashland’s Lithia water and different mineral-spring spas were an attraction from the early 1900s. Although these demands and springs over time diminished in importance, the town continued to attract these practitioners and those who wanted non-traditional healing ways.
Susie Jessel was unknown when she and her family moved to Ashland in 1931 to begin her healing practice. Area residents had no idea she would become a magnet for those searching for help from different conditions that ranged from bad colds to arthritis and cancer. Over thirty years, countless thousands of patients filled the local hotels and restaurants—greatly assisting the town’s economy—as they waited to see the thin woman who became a nationally-recognized healer.
Born in 1891 in North Carolina, Susie was the last of nine children, her mother being 52-years-old at the time. She was born with a caul—or a membrane covering her face—that in the local lore meant she had been born with a gift. When her mother put the baby in the arms of others, she noticed the infant seemed to have a healing effect. Susie’s earliest memory was that of her mother carrying her as an infant through the cornfields at night to be placed into the arms of someone who was ill.
When Susie Jessel was older, the afflicted constantly called upon her to heal their various sicknesses. Susie tried to avoid this by becoming a schoolroom teacher, then as a seamstress, but left this when she met and married Charles H. Jessel. She was later busy then raising her six children. Prior to then, however, a vision of Jesus came that called upon her to be a healer of the sick, but she couldn’t do this due to her family responsibilities and hard farm work.
Leaving North Carolina, the family first moved to South Dakota before heading eventually to Ashland, where she opened her clinic in 1933. Susie did not advertise nor ask money for her services, and told patients that she wasn’t a healer: She said she was only a vehicle for God’s work, but also that her ability was given to her by “My Creator.” More and more people came to her clinic, as the word spread, and her overriding goal was to heal “suffering humanity.”
A sign in the clinic read, “With God All Things Are Possible.” Mrs. Jessel came to her clinic every afternoon and stayed until the last patient was seen, which could be very late at night and turn into 16-hour sessions. Bandaged or holding their head in their hands, the sick and afflicted sat patiently in her waiting room. Once inside a private room, Susie asked the patient not to tell her about their particular ailment. Letting her hands find the location, she passed them over the torso of the sitting patient, stroking the arms from shoulder to hands, as well as the legs if the trouble could be there.
Often times, the veins on the back of her hands hardened and stood up once over the place. She wouldn’t make a diagnosis, although perhaps commenting on the condition, and then told the person when he or she could return home. A treatment took from one to three minutes, and different sessions before the patient’s condition was considered to be improved. No forcing, poking, or manipulation was done. The treatment ended when Susie walked over to a stand, wiped her hands on a wet towel, and her veins returned to normal.
After True magazine profiled her nationally in 1943, she was soon seeing up to 600 people a week. Numerous patients traveled thousands of miles to see the healing woman who had the touch. Time brought even more recognition with a 1953 article that began: “In a white frame building in Ashland (pop. 8,000), Ore. one afternoon last week, some 140 people packed into seats in a low-ceiling, fetid room, 30 ft. square. Many wore bandages or held to canes and crutches. Some bore the grimace of chronic pain. But all stood up when a thin, wrinkled woman in white nurse’s uniform and fancy-print apron with prominent pockets came in. Faith-Healer Susie Jessel raised her arms toward a picture of Christ on the wall and said: ‘I dedicate my hands to the Lord…’”
She accepted very little money, a dollar or less per patient tucked inside her apron. Larger gifts were either discouraged or returned; many seemed to give nothing but a word of thanks. Much of the money received was used to house and care for patients who didn’t have the resources to stay in Ashland for the longer periods needed for their treatment.
One writer reported, “A count of autos, lined up on the street in front of the healing room, added up to 20 from states from Texas to Maine plus a number with Oregon licenses.” Charles Mayo of the Mayo Brothers Clinic in Rochester, New York, was the most famous visitor to the clinic, and physicians in town shared or referred patients to her. A girl came from San Francisco to see the famous healer and benefit from Jessel’s treatment for her juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. She became better. When her family moved to Ashland, she set up a coffee shop next to the treatment room to serve Susie’s patients and stayed in town for the rest of her life.
Susie died in 1966, but two of her children continued on. Her son, Joe, carried on with her work until he passed away in 1975; her daughter, Alma, then took over. In Ashland, there are numerous non-traditional medical practitioners: from massage therapists, chiropractors, and nutritionists to herbalists, psychic healers, and reflexologists. Practitioners work with acupuncture, energy fields, crystals, past-life therapies, deep-tissue work, and other ways.
Susie Jessel’s life and work stand out—and truly meets the passage of time.
Sources: Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present,” Ashland, Oregon: Hellgate Press, 2017, Pp. 435-437; Wing Anderson, “Spirit Healer Lauded by Thrice-Aided Writer for Lifetime of Service,” The Complete Aberree, vol. 10, issue 3, June 12, 1963, at Susie Jessel; Time Magazine, “Medicine: Straw for the Drowning,” September 7, 1953, at Story; Ted Taylor, “Heal: Ashland A Hotbed Of Offbeat Medical Practice,” Daily Tidings, July 29, 1990, at Ashland and Susie Jessel; Daily Tidings, “Susie Jessel: Village Healer,” August 13, 2005, at Susie Jessel’s Approach.