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The Law Governor Brown Used for the Lockdown Emergency:
(1) The Governor may declare a state of emergency by proclamation at the request of a county governing body or after determining that an emergency has occurred or is imminent.
(2) All requests by a county governing body that the Governor declare an emergency shall be sent to the Office of Emergency Management. Cities must submit requests through the governing body of the county in which the majority of the citys property is located. Requests from counties shall be in writing and include the following:
(a) A certification signed by the county governing body that all local resources have been expended; and
(b) A preliminary assessment of property damage or loss, injuries and deaths.
(3)(a) If, in the judgment of the Adjutant General, the Governor cannot be reached by available communications facilities in time to respond appropriately to an emergency, the Adjutant General shall notify the Secretary of State or, if the Secretary of State is not available, the State Treasurer that the Governor is not available.
(b) After notice from the Adjutant General that the Governor is not available, the elected state official so notified may declare a state of emergency pursuant to the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section.
(c) If the Adjutant General is unavailable to carry out the duties described in this subsection, such duties shall be performed by the Director of the Office of Emergency Management.
(4) Any state of emergency declared by the Secretary of State or State Treasurer pursuant to this section has the same force and effect as if issued by the Governor, except that it must be affirmed by the Governor as soon as the Governor is reached. However, if the Governor does not set aside the proclamation within 24 hours of being reached, the proclamation shall be considered affirmed by the Governor.
(5) Any proclamation of a state of emergency must specify the geographical area covered by the proclamation. Such area shall be no larger than necessary to effectively respond to the emergency.
(6) The governing body of each county shall establish a procedure for receiving, processing and transmitting to the Office of Emergency Management, in a timely manner, a request submitted by a city that the Governor declare an emergency. [Formerly 401.055]
Friday 04-30-21 Bill Meyer Show Guests
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, www.DailyTorch.com and www.GetLiberty.org In today’s Swamp Update we dig into our prospects, given how UN-serious our people in DC are, They’re serious about POWER, but not taking care of business.
8:10 Steve Milloy, Former Trump/Pence EPA Transition Team Member and Founder of www.JunkScience.com
Biden wants to spend trillions on climate and says he will ‘pay’ for it by raising billions in taxes. But at his address to Congress the other night, the president candidly admitted regarding climate measures: “If we do everything perfectly, it’s not going to ultimately matter.” White House climate czar John Kerry similarly stated just last week: “Even if the US and China go to zero [emissions] tomorrow, we have not solved the problem.”
Why is the Biden administration trying to force taxpayers to pay for their irresponsible, wasteful and anti-worker agenda when they clearly acknowledge that it will make no difference to the climate?
Thursday 04-29-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
April 27th, 2021
COVID-19 and the Children
by Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Politicians’ favorite line seems to be: “It’s for our children and grandchildren.”
But what if we don’t have any?
People are still concerned about Paul Ehrlich’s “Population Bomb,” but apparently haven’t noticed that we are closing schools while building old people’s homes, where many staff members are immigrants and many residents have no one to visit them.
Most of the world, except for Africa, has below replacement-level fertility. Soon, children whose mother tongue is Italian, French, or German may be the minority in their parents’ land. Even with immigration, the U.S. has fallen below replacement level.
For powerful global elites, this is cause for celebration. Prince Phillip once said that he would like to be reincarnated as a deadly virus as revenge against humanity’s overpopulation and destruction of nature. The COVID-19 virus arrived before his death, but the world’s response could achieve the desired depopulation.
Before COVID-19, the most hyped “existential” threat was climate change. Movements like the Extinction Rebellion preach doom unless we drastically change our lifestyle. The effect was disappointing. Some vow not to have children, to protect our future, but they could change their minds. And people weren’t scared enough to give up conveniences like flying, or to create poverty and hunger by shutting down the industrial economy.
Then along came the spikey virus—one graphic shows the Death Star from Star Wars festooned with spikes. In dread of coronadoom, people have meekly complied with drastic curtailments of their liberties and economic constraints guaranteeing the destruction of businesses not protected by government. Rules supposed to last 14 days are extended repeatedly, with constantly moving goalposts. The climate alarmists don’t want things to ever go back to normal.
“Protect the vulnerable!” say signers of the Great Barrington Declaration, and let the rest of society work and live. Unlike other disasters that wiped out human populations—war, famine, civil discord, and most serious epidemics, COVID-19 attacks primarily the elderly and infirm. It was logical to vaccinate the elderly first. Some died, and some had serious side effects. The experts point out that someone who died after the COVID jab possibly died of something else (the timing was just coincidental) or might have died later of COVID-19. “The benefits exceed the risk,” they say.
But the vaccinations don’t stop with high-risk persons. Multibillionaire oligarchs and “philanthropists”—most prominently the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—want to vaccinate everybody in the world. Or maybe just everybody else. Climate change diva Greta Thunberg has just announced that the Greta Thunberg Foundation will donate 100,000 euros to “vaccine equity.”
When those dedicated to reducing humanity’s “footprint” on the planet suddenly switch to universal vaccination, should some caution lights flash?
They are coming for the children. First with experiments—although minors cannot give informed consent. Likely then with warp-speed mandates that are illegal for not-yet-FDA-approved products given under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Why?
Does COVID-19 kill children? Almost never. Do children infect Grandma? Almost never. Does the vaccine keep you from transmitting disease? Possibly—but keep wearing that mask.
Pregnant women were excluded from early trials but are getting the jab anyway. Some, who were hoping to give their baby antibodies, miscarried or had a stillbirth. Agencies will investigate, and surely come up with statistics on “extreme rarity,” but let’s see independent forensic pathology on the placentas and dead babies.
The “abundance of caution” CDC has paused the J&J vaccine after six young women developed rare blood clots (cerebral sinus thrombosis), although it’s only one in a million, they say. The European Medicines Agency briefly paused the similar AstraZeneca vaccine, meant to be the “workhorse of Covax,” after 18 deaths from clots. It admits to adverse events in 1 in 100,000. Now some countries allow its use only in older persons. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, according to the Vaccine Adverse Reporting System (VAERS), have also been linked to clotting and hemorrhage problems. Thousands of deaths from this and other causes, in healthy persons of reproductive age, have been reported—but are still “rare” and possibly coincidental.
It is too soon to know of late effects. First, will there be “pathogenic priming, like with vaccines for the related SARS-CoV-1 virus? The animals made antibodies and looked fine until exposed to the wild virus. Then the immune system overreaction killed them. Human use was stopped. For SARS-CoV2, animal trials were skipped.
Concerns about effects on fertility have sparked many reports stating that “there is no evidence” that vaccines cause infertility—ask Google. And where is evidence that they don’t? Animal trials were skipped.
We’ll see what happens when today’s fully vaccinated youth and children try to have babies. Prince Phillip may get his wish.
8:10 Melissa Henson, Program Director for The Parents Television Council
ABOUT: The Parents Television and Media Council is a nonpartisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment – (www.parentstv.org
The Federalist reports on the Parents Television and Media Council’s new study of streaming TV services that evaluates the good, bad, and ugly of streaming from a parent’s perspective.
“With the multiplying number of streaming services available, parents today often struggle to navigate these options to find uplifting, cost-effective entertainment that kids love. Last week, a new report from Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) offers help, ranking the top services according to monthly cost, viewing options for families, and parental controls.”
Melissa and I discuss this new study, Dollars and Sense: A Parent’s Guide to Streaming Media, and talk about what streaming services offer and what families should avoid.
Wednesday 04-28-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Eric Peters, Automotive journalist at www.EPAutos.com
This week’s Must-Reads – Elon’s Earnings – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/04/27/elons-earnings/
The challenge to liberty – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/04/28/the-options-2/
The problems with electric cars are the same – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/04/26/history-repeats-itself-again/
7:35 Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniels talks pot grow problems, issues with SB554, other law enforcement issues.
8:10 Anthony Smith, Oregon State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business – NOT a supporter of Governor Brown’s additional lockdowns.
SALEM, Ore., April 27, 2021—From Anthony Smith, Oregon state director for NFIB, the state’s largest small-business association, on Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement today, moving 15 of the state’s 36 counties back into the “Extreme Risk” category starting Friday, April 30.
“Public health officials continue to identify informal social gatherings as a primary driver of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, but these new restrictions are once again targeting businesses, even those businesses that have done everything asked of them to keep their employees and customers safe.
“This approach may be effective in grabbing headlines and thereby raising public awareness that the state’s authority to fight the virus hasn’t ended yet, but it does so by unfairly punishing the small-business owners, and their employees, who have already been most severely impacted by the negative economic effects of the pandemic.
“For many Oregonians, another shutdown order, regardless of how long it lasts, will be yet another pandemic-related inconvenience that may or may not prompt a change in behavior.
“For those whose livelihoods depend on these businesses being open, this news is completely devastating, especially now – more than a year into the pandemic and with an end to restrictions on business activity now in sight.”
During a press conference on April 23, Gov Kate. Brown stated that she is planning to “lift most restrictions and fully reopen our economy no later than the end of June.”
Keep up with the latest Oregon small-business news at www.nfib.com/oregon and follow us on Twitter at @NFIB_OR
For 78 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.
8:45 “Open For Business” featuring Joe Anderson with www.TPTrucking
They’re expanding, adding 100 trucks, and need experienced drivers. Great benefits, pay, working conditions. To learn more, contact recruiting at TP Trucking at 800-777-1121 and go to www.TPTrucking.com
BTW, $2500 sign-on bonus and SO much more.
Our target is really drivers that may be unsatisfied with their current company, drivers that are thinking about making a change and anyone in the public that might be considering truck driving as a career.
TP Trucking is a great company to work for, family-owned business, low turnover.
TP Trucking is headquartered in Central Point. they also dispatch out of Mississippi, we have recently opened a reload facility in Georgia, and are working on opening a facility in Indianapolis.
Tuesday 04-27-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Dr. Paul Nathanson is a gender, history, and religious studies professor, who has defined the field of misandry in our culture. He is on the board of advisers of The Foundation for Male Studies and author of, Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture.
A Harvard-educated Texas Democratic lawmaker drew double-takes for declaring at a hearing that there are six sexes, prompting a rebuke from skeptics who said his count was off by four.
Texas state Rep. James Talarico made his pronouncement prior to public testimony Tuesday before the Public Education Committee on House Bill 4042, a measure to bar transgender athletes from girls’ K-12 scholastic sports.
ABOUT: Perhaps it was inevitable that equal time should have been granted to those who claim that modern popular culture is biased against men. Nathanson and Young (religious studies, McGill Univ.) use an extensive appendix of antimale bias in film, television, and even greeting cards to show that in the past ten years, the pendulum has swung too far.
During the last 2 decades journalists and ideologues exploited media events in ways that created a worldview based on gynocentrism and misandry. In that atmosphere, courts and legislatures established systemic discrimination against men. This not only institutionalized misandry, but also undermined the moral and democratic foundations of society.
In the first three volumes of this series, Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young challenge theories about patriarchy that ideological forms of feminism have promoted. In this volume, they argue that we must replace those misandric theories with one that takes seriously the needs and problems of boys and men no less than those of girls and women; at the same time, they add, we must maintain the reforms that egalitarian forms of feminism have promoted.
With both factors in mind, they trace the history of men – that is, culturally organized perceptions of the male body and its masculine functions – over the past ten thousand years. They show how these perceptions have evolved in connection with a series of technological and cultural revolutions: horticultural, agricultural, industrial, military, and now reproductive. This new approach sets the stage for understanding a profound and growing problem that our society must face: the increasing inability of boys and men to create or sustain a healthy collective identity.
The authors define this as an identity that is distinctive, necessary, and therefore publicly valued. Without a healthy and positive identity, two current trends will continue: giving up (dropping out of school, society, or even life itself) and attacking a society that has no room for men specifically as men, believing that even a negative identity, acted out in antisocial ways, is better than none at all.
BIO: Dr. Paul Nathanson has a BA (art history); BTh (Christian theology); MLS (library service); MA (Religious Studies: Judaism and Islam); and PhD (Religious Studies: Religion and Secularity). His interest in the close but often hidden relation between religion and popular culture led to Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America (State University of New York Press, 1991) and many articles on similar productions. A researcher at McGill University’s Faculty of Religious Studies, he and Katherine Young write about relations between men and women in connection with the “secular religion” of ideological feminism.
More about the Book: Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture
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7:35 Josephine County Commissioner/former State Senator Herman Baertschiger, legal “political payoffs” in Salem, and the Josephine County Eagle, a new newspaper (really!) opens in Jo Co.
8:10 Glenn Archambault, elected Farm Services Agency representative for southern Oregon
We’re discussing the illegal marijuana grows. Glenn writes me: “The Oregon farm community, made up of dedicated people, but many are 60- 90 years of age and terrified of the hemp and marijuana people. Read the federal hemp rule, from the USDA and the Biden administration. They allowed a increase of THC, for the benefit of the marijuana industry?”
Here’s the rule
Monday 04-26-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Dr. Vermelle D. Greene, author of Please Teach Me Like I’m a Boy! Ten Steps to His Success in School and in Life. Greene is the Executive of the Boys Initiative.
Boys are in crisis and continue to fall behind girls in academics and readiness for college or careers. Boys learn differently, and educators must be willing to change instructional methods to meet their learning and developmental needs.
Otherwise, many young men will continue to fail in school and, subsequently, in life. This book sheds light on the issue through the eyes and experiences of Zachary, an eight-year-old boy who is anxiously anticipating going to the next grade. Encouraged by his parents, he writes a letter to his new teacher, asking for her help to make his next school year better than his last.
While introducing the concept of brain-based gender differences, this primer offers educators more than 150 researched-based strategies and practical ideas that will help boys (and girls!) achieve more academically, socially, and morally.
The objective is to motivate teachers to explore the plethora of available resources and learn how to best educate our boys.In addition to those print -materials, teachers who are followers of Christ are encouraged to use their spiritual resources which will make an eternal difference for all the extraordinary boys like Zachary that God brings to their classes every year.
More About Dr. Greene – Vermelle D. Greene has been a schoolteacher and administrator for more than 45 years. She holds degrees from Dickinson College, George Washington University, and International Seminary. After retiring, she founded S.A.C.R.E.D. Life Academy for Boys, a Christian school focused on building character and accommodating the educational needs of boys. Dr. Greene is currently an educational consultant and lives in southern Maryland with her husband, Vernon. They have two married children and six amazingly beautiful grandchildren.
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7:10 Greg Roberts, www.RogueWeather.com and today’s Outdoor Report
7:35 Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler – Numerous listeners have written me regarding frustration over the explosion in illegal pot grows, and we’ll discuss this.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, author ( www.DennisPowersBooks.com ), historian, retired professor of law from Southern Oregon University. Here’s today “Where Past Meets Present”.
Callahan’s Mountain Lodge
By Dennis Powers
Don Callahan grew up in the Rogue Valley and dreamed of owning a lodge in the Siskiyou Mountains. The dream seemed near impossible, as his prime asset was a flock of sheep. When property became available midway up Highway 99 on the mountain in 1944, Don gambled by selling the sheep and buying the land. When his World War II service ended, he and friends with pick and shovel slowly carved out a building site from the solid rock hillside. He built a small, wood and stone building which he named, “Callahan’s Siskiyou Lodge.”
Although the dining room had only eight stools and five tables, he optimistically opened in 1947. The rustic lodge and alpine location were a draw for the locals, plus travelers driving on Highway 99 before Interstate-5 was constructed. Four years later, Don married Nilde Cervellin, an immigrant from Italy, and she brought in the Italian dishes it was first known for.
With the small size of the dining room, the food, setting, and service had guests standing in line; it did offer a few rooms later for tired travelers. When I-5 was being constructed in 1964, the Callahan site was in the right-of-way. They used the moneys from its condemnation to buy a larger piece of land a short distance up Old Highway 99, below the Siskiyou summit and just off Exit 6 from I-5. They reopened in July 1965, and the site is actually a part of the old village of Siskiyou—which rose during the railroad pass and tunnel building in 1887, but then slipped over time into oblivion.
The operations continued to be a success. Ron and Donna Bergquist in 1996 bought the lodge and business. Ron had remodeled Nilde’s kitchen in 1960 (he even drew up the plans) and had grown up in Eagle Point. He later founded the Shari’s chain, built the first 34 restaurants, along with 10 other restaurants that included the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford.
With his extensive experience in developing restaurants and hotels—and Donna’s background in marketing, promotion, and advertising—they boosted the “Callahan tradition.” The two added twelve rooms to the lodge, remodeled extensively, added a lobby with a log staircase, and worked to increase the lodge’s recognition.
This came to a screeching halt when a September 2, 2006, fire burned the facilities into rubble. An employee had turned on an open-flame burner too high and left it unattended; the flame ignited accumulated grease in the hood; the hood’s extinguisher system failed; and the sprinklers couldn’t contain the blaze. Although no one was injured, the lodge was a total loss by the time firemen arrived.
The Bergquists decided to rebuild. They matched the rough-hewn timbers, two-sided stone fireplace, and rustic interior. An elevator, wine cellar, and more guest rooms were added, along with rebuilding a spacious lobby, its own fireplace, and the log staircase. Although the main dining room had less seats, the patio’s seating capacity more than doubled, along with another 150-seat banquet room being added. A new water system minimized the risk of another bad fire. They reopened for business in 2008 with 19 rooms and views from lawn and a waterfall to a fourth-floor penthouse; all rooms have corner-set Jacuzzi-jet tubs with all but three having wood-burning fireplaces.
After 25 years in the business, the Bergquists decided to sell the property in 2020 to Mark and Lisa Cleaner, who own and operate other lodges, including one at Lake Tahoe. The owner-couples of Callahan’s have shown that a rural lodge can survive—and thrive—during any economic times or calamities. This is a far cry from the original five tables first there and a testimonial to commitment and hard work.
Sources: “Callahan’s Mountain Lodge: Our History,” at Callahan’s History; Sarah Lemon, “Back with a flourish,” Mail Tribune, July 30, 2008; John Darling, “New Owners for Callahan’s Mountain Lodge,” Mail Tribune, September 20, 2020, at Sale to New Owners.
Friday 04-23-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
Calls to action – Contact Congress to reject the horrible HR1/S1 “For the People Act” – https://www.votervoice.net/ALG/campaigns/83191/respond
Stop the push to pack the Supreme Court – https://www.votervoice.net/ALG/campaigns/83953/respond
7:10 Greg Roberts, www.RogueWeather.com and today’s Outdoor Report
8:10 Should Oregon join with an expanded Idaho, in order for us to peacefully “divorce our current tyrants”? My guest is Mike McCarter from the Greater Idaho Movement – Read all about the plan at https://www.greateridaho.org/
Thursday 04-22-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Joe Guzzardi is an analyst from Progressives for Immigration reform – www.ProgressivesForImmigrationReform.org
Earth Day 2021:
Arizona NEPA Lawsuit v. Feds Puts Environmentalists Back in the Game
By Joe Guzzardi
Responding to the consequences of President Biden’s wildly out-of-control border mess, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sued the administration in the U.S. District Court of Arizona. At issue is Biden’s unilateral decision to stop border wall construction, and to end the policy which requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their petitions are reviewed. The wall and Mexican Migration Protocols are among former President Trump’s signature immigration accomplishments, and helped to slow population growth in Arizona and other states.
Biden’s irresponsible, illegal border permissiveness violates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which President Richard Nixon signed in 1970 and which recognized that population directly affects the environment. Today, 90 percent of that growth is caused by immigration. NEPA requires that every agency considering an action that will affect the environment must analyze and publicize those outcomes before going forward. The published analysis is officially called an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Yet the Department of Homeland Security and, before it, the Immigration and Naturalization Service have steadfastly refused to comply with NEPA even though it’s federal law. Environmentalists like Julie Axelrod, Center for Immigration Studies Director of Litigation and a former Trump administration senior Environmental Protection Agency policy advisor, who have testified before the Council on Environmental Quality, had their logical arguments fall on deaf ears.
From the Arizona complaint which lays out the indisputable truths:
“Migrants (like everyone else) need housing, infrastructure, hospitals, and schools. They drive cars, purchase goods, and use public parks and other facilities. Their actions also directly result in the release of pollutants, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which directly affects air quality. All of these activities have significant environmental impact which, as discussed above, courts have recognized as cognizable impacts under NEPA.”
On April 15, Brnovich told Tucker Carlson Tonight that the average border crosser carries about 6-8 pounds of trash. Using the best estimate of 2 million aliens illegally entering the U.S. this year, Brnovich said that translates to “about a million of pounds of trash each month.” Brnovich insisted that the so-called environmental movement, which includes the hypocritical Sierra Club, cares only about raising money, not safeguarding America’s beauty.
U.S. immigration-driven population growth is dire, and should be a matter of grave concern to Congress. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that immigrants and births to immigrants represent more than 80 percent of the nation’s population growth. Yet Congress refuses to develop a responsible immigration policy that would provide a better quality of life for the nation’s native-born and settled immigrants.
Instead, Congress is intent to let unchecked population increases propel the nation, figuratively speaking, off a cliff. In 2016, respected environmental scientist and natural resources planner Leon Kolankiewicz, working with Progressives for Immigration Reform, completed a three-year study which led to a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), an analysis of the long-term, cumulative effects of immigration on America’s environmental resources.
Summarized, the study assessed three alternative immigration scenarios, all projected out to 2100: 1) the No Action Alternative, in which current immigration rates of approximately 1.25 million per year would be maintained; 2) the Expansion Alternative, or 2.25 million annual immigration; and 3) the Reduction Alternative, 250,000 annual immigration, the historic level.
As of Earth Day 2021, the U.S. population stands at slightly more than 330 million. In approximate numbers, the No Action Alternative would lead to a U.S. population of 524 million in 2100; the Expansion Alternative, the option the Biden administration is committed to, would create a 669 million U.S. population in 2100, and the Reduction Alternative would lead to a 379 million U.S. population in 2100, not ideal but the most manageable of the three options.
Assessing each of the three possible immigration levels’ outcomes and their potential environmental impacts on urban sprawl and loss of farmland, habitat loss and impacts on biodiversity, water demands and withdrawals from natural systems, carbon dioxide emissions and resultant climate change, and energy demands and national security implications, the results are widespread, ominous and highly adverse.
Congress has a long way to go to make up for ground lost since Wisconsin’s former U.S. Senator and Governor Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day more than half a century ago. As Nelson’s daughter Tia said, her father would be “deeply distressed” by the lack of progress on environmental causes. And, immigration is intimately related to environmental issues. As the Earth Day founder said, “… (I)t’s phony to say, ‘I’m for the environment but not for limiting immigration.’ It’s just a fact that we can’t take all the people who want to come here.”
Arizona’s lawsuit puts environmentalists back in the game in a manner earlier suggested by PFIR in the PEIS and the “Let’s Make America Green Again” campaign.
If other border states, such as Texas and New Mexico, joined Arizona, then environmentalists’ important goal – to preserve America’s magnificence – could start to be within reach.
Joe Guzzardi is a Progressives for Immigration Reform analyst who has written about immigration for more than 30 years. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:10 Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation – Lots of gun bills moving, getting combined, quite the mess. We catch up on it all.
8:10 Steve Milloy, Former Trump/Pence EPA Transition Team Member and Founder of JunkScience.com
Is Earth Day just a 50-year scare-a-thon? Is Biden’s Global Climate Summit just more alarmism? Thirty years ago comedian George Carlin (a far-left liberal) called out environmental extremists who were trying to scare Americans into coughing up trillions of dollars to “save the planet.” Carlin died in 2008, and in 2021 the planet is still here.
George Carlin video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c
Likewise, 30 years ago, a 12-year girl named Severn Suzuki spoke at the UN Climate Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Like Greta Thunberg – TIME magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year – she openly scolded officials for threatening her generation’s very existence. She’s now in her 40s, has a family and a good job. She and her generation survived. The planet is still here.
Severn Suzuki video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJJGuIZVfLM
We’ve had Earth Day and climate summits for over 50 years. We’ve had numerous predictions of cataclysm and destruction for over 50 years, as documented in Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions – a report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Right now, the Biden administration is scheming to enact its version of the Green New Deal, a.k.a. the “infrastructure bill.” This will cost American taxpayers trillions of dollars for extreme policies to solve a “crisis” that has never existed and doesn’t exist now.
Wednesday 04-21-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Transportation and politics segment with automotive journalist Eric Peters from www.EpAutos.com
We also discuss the push to tax high gas-mileage cars in Oregon – here’s the source article in the Oregonian. https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/2021/04/oregon-considers-making-vehicle-miles-traveled-fee-mandatory-come-2026-for-some-cars-trucks.html
Yesterday, the Committee on the Judiciary held a full committee hearing on Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote.
Jason Snead released the following statement regarding the hearing and warns how the activists driving this are not in touch with a majority of America.
“Tomorrow’s Senate hearing embodies everything that is wrong with the current ‘debate’ on voting reforms. Georgia expanded early voting, protected absentee ballots with objective voter ID laws, and tackled long lines at the polls—immensely popular reforms that will improve voting for all. Rather than debate these on the merits, progressive activists and politicians have responded with deceitful hyperbole that stokes outrage and smears opponents.
The activists leading this effort are pushing an agenda—weaker ballot protections, no voter ID laws, and organized ballot trafficking—that is out of step with an overwhelming majority of Americans. Mainstream voters want rules and safeguards that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. The left should listen to them. Instead, they are whipping up a furor to justify ignoring them. Ploys like these put our shared faith in elections at risk. Nothing could be more cynical or irresponsible.”
8:10 Naturalist and Wild Horse promoter Captain William E. Simpson. Bill has come into possession of amazing historical documents detailing Here’s a sample of what Capt. Simpson has, and will likely be part of a future book (or books):
Tuesday 04-20-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Allie Bloyd, author of Uncensored America: Thought-Provoking Poetry on Faith, Family, and Freedom.
President Joe Biden demanded a crackdown on Americans’ constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights during a press conference on Friday during which he claimed that gun owners supported gun bans championed by Democrats.
Louisville based conservative commentator Allie Bloyd, writes about guns and gun safety in her new book “Uncensored America” from the standpoint of a gun owner, wife and mother. Many women across the political spectrum have very vocally expressed concern about access to firearms for women to help keep them safe.
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7:10 State Representative Kim Wallan has the latest legislative news from the Salem session.
7:35 Jo Co Commissioner Herman Baertschiger digs in to local and state issues.
8:10 Ed, “Mr. X”, one of our favorite “Community activists” – What is driving Medford’s “Vision 2040 process” and here’s some background:
The following Video details this insidious process of essentially “replacing the Medford Culture” with more “diversity”, and in my opinion, this is an open declaration of war on the southern Oregon culture and way of life.
Take note at about 21:40 into it the basic plan. Around 25 minutes in they discuss the need for more “diversity and inclusion”. (Says who, exactly…and more importantly, why?)
It all sounds so friendly, but it’s not. How is replacing our population and culture with one more to the liking of the progs in the “Medford Vision Project 2040” going to bring peace, prosperity, and harmony to the area? (It’s not)
Consider commenting your concerns to the mayor and city council. The addresses are here: https://www.medfordoregon.gov/Government/Mayor-City-Council
Monday 04-19-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Todd Erzen, co-author of Faucian Bargain: The Most Powerful and Dangerous Bureaucrat in American History.
‘Faucian Bargain’ Does What Media Failed to Do by Examining Influence of Anthony Fauci
“In his famous Farewell Address, President Eisenhower warned about allowing public policy to become captive to a scientific elite without regard to the principles of our constitutional system and the goals of a free society. Eisenhower was prescient.
During the COVID crisis, states like New York that embraced unadulterated Faucism saw poor results across the board, while states that pursued an Eisenhower-style approach like Florida protected freedom and performed better in education, economy and health outcomes. Executives are elected to lead and make tough decisions, and such leadership cannot be outsourced to health bureaucrats like Fauci.” —Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
“In this important book the authors do the job our uninquisitive media has failed to do throughout this ordeal. Confirming with cited and sourced details the enemy of both liberty and logic the lockdowns have proven to be. Which also proves too much power in the hands of an unelected bureaucrat, regardless of his intentions, can no longer be our new normal.” —U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Can liberty survive in the hands of one all-powerful, unchallenged, and unelected bureaucrat?
7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors, with today’s Outdoor Report
7:35 State Senator Art Robinson – What’s this about caucusing with the INDEPENDENT caucus? Leaving the GOP? (Nope)
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business Law at SOU, more about the good Doc at www.DennisPowersBooks.com
Today’s “Past meets present profile”:
The West/Chaney Families and their Foundations
By Dennis Powers
In October 2005, Bob Chaney was a retired security systems owner and living with his wife, Francis, in Jacksonville. The Chaney’s daughter, Carolyn, and their 48-year-old, son-in-law Steve West–a Medford landscaper–were living in a modest ranch house in Medford. As friends noted, “They were very much your average folks.” On October 19, 2005, Steve West and Bob Chaney bought a $40 lottery ticket that hit the then largest single-ticket Powerball jackpot in history of $340 million. It is still the largest Powerball jackpot for the State of Oregon.
They took a lump-sum cash award of $164.4 million. Bob and Frances Chaney received $68.2 million (each receiving one-half); Steve and Carolyn West received $78.8 million (each also receiving one-half)—but before state and federal tax withholdings. Other family members received the remainder. After taxes, the total received by all afterwards was $110 million.
In early 2006, Steve and Carolyn West moved four miles away to their new home. This was a much bigger place: It was located on six acres, the house totaled 6,400 square feet, and the grounds had a hot tub, pool, and 30-foot water slide. Their five-bedroom, five-bath expansive house cost “well over $2 million, and the couple kept their old house as a rental. Plus they bought a few new cars, such as a GMC Yukon for carpooling kids, along with a new BMW 650i for him and one for her.
The Chaneys first big purchases was a $50,000 canary-yellow Hummer (which Bob always wanted) and a French country-style house down the road from the Wests’ new home. The Wests took trips to Italy and Switzerland with their two daughters, while Bob and Frances Chaney headed away on vacations with their grown children.
Their joy was tempered by the death of Bob Chaney in 2006 from a brain injury he had suffered after falling off a roof and hitting his head. He died at age 73, nearly one year after receiving the news of the grand lottery win.
The families still seemed, however, to keep their centering. One year after receiving their money, Steve West said that he still clipped coupons. He remembered back to the “embarrassing” bankruptcy he had to file in 1999 after losing his job at a lawn-care center. Liking her friends at work, Carolyn continued to work 30 hours a week as a bookkeeper, bringing home then “$500 to $600” every two weeks.
Although he hired a gardener to help mow his estate and gave his lawn-care business to his brother Gary, Steve worked with Gary to help with the fall plantings. The Wests noted their friendships with others was basically the same, although there were a few who didn’t talk to them. Their newly-found wealth had changed how some saw them. What also stands out is that both families established substantial foundations that are within the top ten of Southern Oregon’s largest, standing along with long-time ones such as the Carpenter Foundation (the largest).
While the West Foundation donates in Jackson, Josephine, Curry, and Klamath counties; the Chaney Foundation provides grants in Jackson and Josephine counties as well as Barry County, Missouri, and Cabell County, West Virginia, where the family has its roots. These foundations together have been donating generally some $700,000 annually.
With the actual stories of how others squandered their winnings (and see the links below), what these Oregonians won and subsequently did with their winnings truly stands out. They remembered where they had been and wanted to improve the lives of others. They did–and certainly weren’t average.
Source: Robert & Francis Chaney Family Foundation at Chaney Family Foundation; The West Family Foundation at West Family Foundation; Sarah Lemon, “Giving Back,” Mail Tribune, May 31, 2007, at Giving Back; Mandi Woodruff and Michael Kelly, “19 Lottery Winners Who Blew It All,” Business Insider, May 19, 2013, at What Could Happen;
Friday 04-16-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, www.dailytorch.com – We update the courts, the other news, how to be effective, and not be “whip-sawed” back and forth by the News Cycle.
7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors, with the Outdoor report
7:20 or so Mike Pelfrey, Patriot car/truck rally starts tomorrow at Rogue Valley Mall by Penneys, then travels to Reinhart Park in Grants Pass. Meet at the Mall tomorrow, Saturday, 1pm to join in and BRING YOUR FLAGS and patriotism.
7:35 Pedro Gonzalez is a Chronicles contributor and assistant editor of American Greatness and a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness. Follow him on Twitter @emeriticus.
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Why you should think twice before joining Donald Trump’s proposed social media network and always read the fine print.
Why you should think twice before joining Donald Trump’s proposed social media network and always read the fine print.
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There is a new development on the horizon of Donald Trump’s post-presidency: a social media network built around and for the former president.
In a recent Newsmax interview, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski announced the project’s development. “This is going to be launched in the next 3 to 4 months, and it’s going to be an interactive communication tool, whereby the president will be able to post things to it, and people will be able to repost and communicate directly with him,” Lewandowski said.
Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News’ “#MediaBuzz” something similar on March 21, albeit with a different timeline. “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,” he said. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does.”
Lewandowski’s comments suggest that this project may take longer than Trump’s team had anticipated. They’ve also considered a handful of social media networks for a partnership because, as Jonathan Swan and Sara Fischer explained, “Trump is famously averse to putting his own money into companies, preferring to license his name and use other people’s money to fund his ventures.”
On February 5, BuzzFeed News reported that then-campaign manager Brad Parscal floated the idea of Trump “taking an ownership stake in Parler during a meeting last year at the White House, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.”
“The president was never part of the discussions,” Parscale told BuzzFeed News. “The discussions were never that substantive. And this was just one of many things the campaign was looking into to deal with the cancel culture of Silicon Valley.”
Jared Kushner replaced Parscale with Bill Stepien in July after the former’s profligacy drew unwanted attention to the Trump campaign’s finances. Business Insider reported in late December that Kushner “approved the creation of a campaign shell company that secretly paid the president’s family members and spent almost half of the campaign’s $1.26 billion war chest.” Though there was an effort to blame spending problems on Parscale, most of that money—$415 million—was spent after Kushner replaced him with Stepien.
Parscale fell back into Trump’s orbit recently, joining Kushner confidants Stepien and Miller among the “top political lieutenants” of Trump’s post-presidency.
Talks with Parler would resume once more. A leaked document showed Parler offered a 40 percent stake in the company during negotiations with the Trump Organization in December. “Upon completion of that deal, half of that stake would have been given immediately to the Trump Organization, while the other half would have been doled out in tranches over the 24-month period of the agreement,” journalists Ryan Mac and Rosie Gray reported.
But things fell apart after the Capitol Building incident on January 6, when Apple and Google removed Parler from their app stores and Amazon booted the platform from its web hosting service. With Parler going dark, an alternative platform presented itself in Gab. And as was the case with Parler, Kushner’s representatives requested equity in exchange for Trump’s presence on Gab—a proposition flatly rejected by CEO and founder Andrew Torba.
Torba told me that his platform’s skyrocketing traffic—in other words, its data—attracted Trump’s team, led by Kushner’s representatives, to Gab. “As we told Mr. Kushner’s aides, Gab has no plans to sell our business or to compromise in any way our mission to defend free speech online for all people,” he said. “We fully expect the president’s entry into the arena to accelerate alternative technology growth trends and wish the president and his tech team well.”
Torba said the motive became transparent after a call with Kushner’s aides. “They said that they were in ‘make money mode’ and were focused on how they could financially benefit from Gab and change our free speech stance,” he told me. “All I wanted to do was give the president his voice back, but Kushner and others in the president’s orbit expected me to hand the keys to the kingdom over to them and change the core mission of Gab,” Torba added. “I wasn’t going to let that happen.”
The latest platform in the sights of Trump’s team appears to be an obscure social media network called FreeSpace, which claims 20,000 combined downloads between the Apple and Google app stores.
Everything that has happened up to this point contradicts Lewandowski’s recent comments and highlights a cutthroat approach by Trump’s team. “The platform that the president is building is not going to rely on Amazon, or Amazon servers,” he told Newsmax, seemingly disparaging Parler. He claimed Trump’s platform is “going to be completely built from scratch, from the ground up.” But the focus so far seems to be not on building but acquiring an existing product.
According to Lewandowski, this platform is “going to give [Trump] the opportunity to control not only the distribution of it, but also who participates in it.” Therefore, it does not appear intended to be a forum for free expression—like Parler and Gab—but more like a direct marketing app, which, in politics, usually means fundraising.
If free expression were, in fact, the objective, then Trump would have jumped on and boosted an existing alternative to continue communicating with his supporters directly. But Kushner reportedly advised Trump against getting on either Parler or Gab after Twitter permanently suspended his account—and Trump listened. Further, a recent Republican National Committee survey also appears to connect Trump’s social media dreams with fundraising.
“Big Tech isn’t even pretending to care about protecting free speech anymore, and President Trump has announced plans to go around them by starting his very own social media platform,” an email from the RNC reads. The attached survey asks respondents: “Should President Trump start his own Social Media Platform?”
Trump attorneys sent a cease-and-desist letter to the RNC in early March, demanding the organization stop using his name and likeness in fundraising efforts. It’s unclear whether Trump consented to this survey. Regardless, it raises awareness of his proposed platform.
In a similar vein, a recent story revealed how Trump supporters, including a cancer patient, were unwittingly enrolled in recurring donations that quietly drained their bank accounts. When they demanded their money back, funds raised from supporters after the election to “stop the steal” effectively subsidized the refunds to other supporters.
So much of what Trump does tends to devolve into a distracting grift, and this proposed platform has the look of that before even launching.
8:10 Rachel Dawson, Policy Analyst for the Cascade Policy Institute – www.CascadePolicy.org
We discuss the innovative Whoosh technology which would allow fish protection AND the continued use of hydropower resources.