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INTERESTING COVID NEWS I TALKED ABOUT:
Dr. Geert Vanden Bosche – A Last Word of Caution to All Those Pretending the Covid-19 Pandemic is Toning Down. (Very deep read)
Stanford University – Genetics Could Explain Why Some Get Severe Covid
Friday 07-30-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Greg Roberts, www.RogueWeather.com with today’s Outdoor report
7:35 Mike McCarter with the Greater Idaho Movement www.GreaterIdaho.org
Tomorrow, Saturday 7/31 Mike is in Grants Pass at Reinhard Park (Formerly known as All Sports Park) at the entrance on Lincoln Road in Grants Pass. The Greater Idaho Crew will be there, drive in, they’ll come to you, sign the petition to get the Greater Idaho Movement question on the November ballot. Currently they need another 2000 signatures or so.
8:10 Kevin Starrett at www.OregonFirearms.org Oregon Firearms Federation, and a big win on the 2nd Amendment protection push, this time in Columbia County – https://www.oregonfirearms.org/voctory-in-columbia-county
Victory In Columbia County.
Thursday the Columbia County Court shot down “Everytown For Gun Safety”, Mike Bloomberg’s New York Lawyers, and the usual gaggle of state worshippers and upheld the County’s 2nd Amendment Sanctuary ordinance, an ordinance the county commissioners hoped to torpedo.
We cannot adequately express our gratitude to attorneys Rob Olsen and Tyler Smith, Gun Owners of America, and OFF Columbia County Coordinator Chris Brumbles who made this possible.
This is a victory with national implications and a repudiation to the politics of division that Bloomberg and the gun grabbers are so famous for.
But mostly we cannot ever adequately thank every single one of you whose generous and timely contributions allowed us to fund this extremely important action. We are deeply grateful.
There will be many more battles to fight, but for today pat yourself on the back for making this happen and when you are looking at the challenges on a national level please keep in mind that only one national organization stepped up in this pivotal battle. Gun Owners of America.
Thursday 07-29-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Steve Milloy, former advisor to the Trump EPA and founder of JunkScience.com. Oregon just enacted the clean energy bill, just renewables by 2040. Smart Policy? Probably not…take what Germany has done. Since 2000, Germany has spent a massive $600 billion on renewables with nothing to show except inefficient energy and burdensome costs to taxpayers. A new chart of the German power grid reveals they still need fossils fuels, with miniscule wind power generation over the last week compared to energy from conventional power plants. In fact, Germany burned 35% more hard coal in the first half of 2021 due to the unreliability of wind and solar. With the proof staring them in the face, why do Joe Biden and his Democratic allies continue to push the radical climate agenda, a wasteful use of taxpayer dollars?
Milloy argues that not only would it be foolish for the U.S. to adopt this unreliable and expensive agenda, but it is also wildly out of touch with Americans. Recent polling from the Competitive Enterprise Institute shows that half of Americans do not want to spend $10 per month on climate policies, with 1/3 of Americans unwilling to spend even $1 per month.
7:45 Glenn Archambault, southern Oregon’s elected Farm Services Representative – what’s the story on FOOD inflation we’re seeing in the grocery stores? Glenn and I discuss data referenced in the following article. https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/big-coronavirus-increases-in-snap-and-farm-spending
8:10 Mike G. from Britt Festival with an update on all the great upcoming shows. www.BrittFest.org
Wednesday 07-28-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist with www.EpAutos.com It’s another “Wheels Up Wednesday” segment with Eric and here are some of his stories we discuss:
The Auctoritas of the EPA – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/07/28/the-auctoritas-of-the-epa/
Choice Antipathy – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/07/27/choice-antipathy/
2022 Mini Cooper Review – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/07/27/choice-antipathy/
7:10 Chief John Holmes of the Illinois Valley Fire Department, Liz Alberta, billing specialist with the Department ad E.F. Recovery. We revisit Tuesday’s talk with a listener who was billed $625 after having a non-injury accident in January…vehicle slid off the road. John and Liz explain what happened.
8:10 America’s Psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H
Prejudice Against The Unvaccinated Is Rearing Its Ugly Head
“We all saw it coming and growing… prejudice against ‘The Unvaccinated’. Many politicians and other authorities have been hinting at it for months. It was only a matter of time before a politician took the gloves off and was more blatant about it – and now that time has come,” says Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H., known as America’s Psychiatrist. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey just told the press it’s “time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for COVID-19 cases rising. Dr. Lieberman warns, “America is fast becoming a two-tiered society: The Vaccinated and The Unvaccinated. As increasingly seductive enticements – from liquor to lotteries and pizza to pot – have failed to seduce The Unvaccinated, draconian punishments are unfolding, and the beating of the drums is becoming louder and more threatening to our freedom.”
Tuesday 07-27-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Robert Steskal shares his story about a snowy car wreck in January, and a bill from the fire department…
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger talks county issues, and the tide of rising inflation, which will affect all people, and government payrolls, for sure.
8:10 Dr. Jane Orient M.D., Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons www.aapsonline.org . Dr. Orient and I discuss that many major medical organizations are promoting mandatory Covid vaccines for their employees. AAPS disagrees with this approach.
Jane M. Orient, M.D. obtained her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1974. She completed an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals and then became an Instructor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a staff physician at the Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital. She has been in solo private practice since 1981 and has served as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) since 1989. She is currently president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. She is the author of YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare
8:45 Matt Allen at reverse Mortgage Funding LLC for our “Open For Business” Segment. Matt and I talk about what Reverse Mortgages do, if they’re right for you, the advantages of getting a reverse mortgage as part of a retirement strategy. Call Matt at 541-897-4464 to find out more, and ask for a free copy of his newest book “The Plan B Retirement Strategy – The Ultimate Guide to Strategic Use of Housing Wealth”, www.reversefunding.com/matt-allen
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Monday 07-26-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Roger Landry – Founder of www.TlbTalk.com – Stands for Truth, Liberty, and Balance. We talk about how he’s started this social media platform to be liberal high tech at its own game. You don’t like high tech censorship? Build your own platform!
7:10 Greg Roberts – www.RogueWeather.com and today’s Outdoor Report
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present”, more at www.DennisPowersBooks.com
The Water System of Medford (and Other Towns)
By Dennis Powers
Whether for drinking, washing, or cleaning, having sufficient potable water is vital to living regardless of the time. Ashland relies on Ashland Creek that’s fed from the snow melt and watershed-rain runoff from Mount Ashland. Cities such as Grants Pass rely on the Rogue River; living in an unincorporated area usually means depending on a well. Mt. McLoughlin is the water source for over 130,000 people today in Medford, Central Point, Eagle Point, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Talent, White City, and four rural water districts—all served by the Medford Water Commission.
Area residents first relied on wells for their water needs, but Medford in 1888 excavated a ditch from Bear Creek and built a storage tower as its first water system. Although a pumping station was added four years later, it was clear that Bear Creek water wasn’t clean enough to use. It was dirty, foul, and so unusable—owing also to dumped sewage from Ashland to Phoenix—that some residents preferred whiskey and forgot about bathing.
The question was whether Fish Lake or Big Butte water would be better. Unfortunately, the 31-mile pipeline from the Big Butte watershed would cost $400,000. Since the 22-mile, gravity-fed system from Fish Lake would be much less expensive, this approach won. In 1910, the wooden-stave pipeline was constructed for $254,000; but after the orchard-boom building frenzy and system inadequacies caused algae and near-putrid water (flowing in open flumes without filters or settling tanks), it became clear that Fish Lake was not working out. The city purchased the water rights at Big Butte Springs in 1915 for $15,000 after enduring water shortages and contaminated supplies.
In 1922, the voters approved the five-member Medford Water Commission (“MWC” or “commission”) as a city charter amendment. Three years later, the Oregon legislature granted Medford the rights to the unappropriated waters from Big Butte Creek and its tributaries. The city’s voters then approved a $975,000 bond measure to build the 31-mile pipeline from Big Butte Springs to Medford’s 10,000 residents. The commission decided to use high-quality steel coated inside and out with a very thin layer of hot asphalt to prevent rust, instead of the unreliable wooden pipelines and flumes. On July 1, 1927, the 2-foot diameter pipeline began carrying water to the city by gravity flow.
The snowmelt on Mt. McLoughlin (9,494-foot elevation) percolates through the porous, volcanic soils to emerge again at Big Butte Springs (2,700-foot elevation) near the town of Butte Falls. The watershed consists of 56,000 acres of private and publicly-managed land with 75% managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The springs discharge high quality water that is cold, clear, and low in mineral content. Collected underground, the spring flows require only minimal treatment for disinfection to meet water-quality standards. The slogan of “A mountain spring in every home” came to note the purity of the city’s water.
The MWC in 1952 completed a 52-foot high, earth-fill dam of the Big Butte Springs water that created Willow Lake and stores the waters of Willow Creek, a tributary of the South Fork of Big Butte Creek. On land owned by the county, Jackson County developed the Willow Lake Recreation Area. There are facilities for camping, overnight stays, picnicking, and fishing with a paved boat ramp and a small, private resort located on the shore. Covering some 925 acres, the lake has nearly 4-1/2 miles of lake frontage.
Over the years, the MWC signed contracts with the surrounding cities mentioned above to provide their water. In 1952, a second pipeline from Big Butte Springs was built with the dam’s construction, and ten years later, chlorine added when bacteria traces were discovered in the water. The commission also obtained water rights to the Rogue River to supplement its needs during the higher requirement months of May to September. Built in 1968, the Robert Duff treatment plant near TouVelle State Park draws and treats these Rogue River waters.
The two, original pipelines still carry the needed water, and the MWC maintains the entire pipeline, including repairing small sections when needed. The question is still out as to when this near 95-year-old-plus system will need to be replaced. For now, when the great majority of Jackson County residents turn on their faucets, they are drinking Big Butte Springs water from Mt. McLoughlin.
Sources: Medford Water.org–“Historical View of the Medford Water Commission,” November 6, 2013, at History of Water Development; “Medford Water Commission: Big Butte Springs” at Big Butte Springs: Damian Mann, “Drought hits Medford water source,” June 27, 2021, at Current Medford Water Situation
Friday 07-23-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, www.DailyTorch.com and www.GetLiberty.org with this week’s Swamp Update – Much of the conversation today is about the gross injustice being done to the “insurrectionists” being held in D.C.
7:20 Shane Liermann, Deputy National Legislation Director for Disabled American Veterans
VETERANS EXPOSED TO BURN PITS STRUGGLE TO GET CARE
DAV Fights for Veterans and Service Members Exposed to Burn Pits
Shane Liermann, Deputy National Legislative Director, DAV
Burn pits have been used at U.S. military installations for many years. These are designated areas dedicated to burning everything from human waste to excess equipment and other trash. Burn pits have exposed as many as 3.5 million and counting service men and women to toxic fumes.
- When active-duty military and veterans who served on bases with burn pits began to suffer with severe asthma, undiagnosable and debilitating coughs, and started dying from early onset cancers, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied burn pit exposure as an issue and left many without the care and benefits they needed.
- DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has been working to bring the issue of toxic burn pit exposure to light for two decades. In fact, DAV was one of the first groups to fight to create a Burn Pit Registry back in 2008 for tracking service members who were stationed near burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, setting the stage for the legislation now moving through Congress.
- Both the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs recently unveiled legislation to provide comprehensive health care and disability benefits for veterans of all generations exposed to toxic substances, including burn pits and Agent Orange. Passage of these bills would be the most significant federal action in decades.
- It also requires VA to submit a biannual report to Congress identifying how many veterans report burn pit exposure; how many veterans file VA disability claims and the outcome of those claims; a comprehensive list of conditions for which burn pit-exposed veterans seek treatment; the reported location of burn pits and whether veterans died after seeking care for an illness related to such toxic exposure.
- DAV is fighting for this historic bill’s passage through Congress to support veterans exposed to toxic substances with the care they need, deserve and earned with their service to our nation. For more information go to DAV.org/burnpits
7:35 Dr. Bud Pierce, running for the Oregon GOP gubernatorial nomination. Read all about Dr. Pierce at www.BudPierce.org
8:10 Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan and Emergency Manager Holly Powers discuss emergency management and the county, and keeping people informed of emergencies in our area.
Thursday 07-22-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Greg Roberts with the Outdoor Report from www.RogueWeather.com
7:35 “The Case for Patriarchy” by Tim Gordon.
- Timothy J. Gordon studied philosophy in Pontifical graduate universities in Europe, taught it at Southern Californian community colleges, and then went on to law school. He holds degrees in literature, history, philosophy, and law. Currently, he resides in Mississippi with his wife and six children, where he writes and teaches philosophy and theology.
- Why this is the most aggressive counter-revolutionary book of the year
- How it proffers the most direct diagnosis and prognosis for the restoration of the culture: via family-healing
- Why the feminist deniers of the Christian patriarchy are more destructive to the average Western family than the Marxists, the homosexualists, or the transgenderists
Tim’s new book, “The Case for Patriarchy.”
Wednesday 07-21-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist with www.EpAutos.com and today’s “Wheels On Wednesday” segment.
Top Articles this week include the 797 HP Dodge Hellcat Redeye – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/07/19/whats-wrong-with-707-horsepower/
Green That Doesn’t Fly – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/07/20/green-that-doesnt-fly/
American Surrender Monkeys – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/07/19/american-surrender-monkeys/
Subscribe to Drive – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/07/19/subscribe-to-drive/
Unsafe and Ineffective – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/07/20/unsafe-and-ineffective/
BIO: Spencer is the bestselling author of The History of Jihad, The Palestinian Delusion, and Did Muhammad Exist? He led seminars for the FBI, the US Central Command, US Army Command and General Staff College, the Asymmetric Warfare Group, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
Tuesday 07-20-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Lt. Col (Ret.) Ray Moore
- Director & Founder, Exodus Mandate
- Chairman of Public School Exit
- Retired Military Chaplain
- Homeschooling Pioneer
- The nation’s leading advocate of a mass exodus of Christian children from the government schools.
- Author, Let My Children Go
- Moore’s latest film, Escaping Common Core
- Executive Producer, IndoctriNation.
Parents Need to Abandon the Idea of Running for School Boards and trying to reform our Pblic Schools.
Winning a school board position isn’t a cake walk. Unions have a grip on the process. Often, candidates are union members or their races are funded by union donations.
“I’m sure Betsy Devos is a nice lady but I can’t think of anything she did which will have any lasting impact on our public schools.” – Lt. Col (Ret) Ray Moore.
- Efforts to reform their school districts have been fruitless and a waste of time, money and energy.
- Even with the very few examples where conservative actually controlled the school board, their reforms were undermined and, as soon as they left office, they were repealed.
- Over the last 100 years, education policy has been controlled by unelected education bureaucrats at both the state and federal levels.
- The notion of “locally-controlled” schools is a myth and there hasn’t really been any truly locally-controlled schools in generations.
- There are thousands of state and federal mandates that control every aspect of education policy including sex ed, curriculum, academic standards, tenure, hiring, special ed, and on and on.
7:35 Jo County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger – more history of fire, and the public policy decisions around fire.
8:10 Captain William E. Simpson – more on the fight to SAVE the Klamath Dams – Read more below:
8:45 – Open for Business with Prestige Senior Living at Arbor Place.
Prestige Senior Living is focused on the cognitive health of seniors, and has a webinar coming up that will be of particular interest to seniors and their loved ones.
The webinar will be Friday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Rob Winningham, an expert on memory and aging. He will share the most recent scientific advances that can inform us on how we can maintain or even improve our memory ability.
He will also discuss the factors that affect cognition as we age and provide tools and resources to help improve cognitive function.
This is FREE and you can sign up at www.momanddaddeservethebest.com
-If you or a loved one might be ready for senior living, we encourage you to schedule a tour of Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place. Call us at (541) 773-5380
Monday 07-19-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Greg Roberts from www.RogueWeather.com and today’s outdoor/fire weather report
7:35 Kenny Xu – author of An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy
From a journalist on the frontlines of the Students for Fair Admission (SFFA) v. Harvard case comes a probing examination of affirmative action, the false narrative of American meritocracy, and the attack on Asian American excellence with its far-reaching implications―from seedy test-prep centers to gleaming gifted-and-talented magnet schools, to top colleges and elite business, media, and political positions across America
Even in the midst of a nationwide surge of bias and incidents against them, Asians from coast to coast have quietly assumed mastery of the nation’s technical and intellectual machinery and become essential American workers. Yet, they’ve been forced to do so in the face of policy proposals―written in the name of diversity―excluding them from the upper ranks of the elite.
In An Inconvenient Minority, journalist Kenny Xu traces elite America’s longstanding unease about a minority potentially upending them. Leftist agendas, such as eliminating standardized testing, doling out racial advantages to “preferred” minorities, and lumping Asians into “privileged” categories despite their deprived historical experiences have spurred Asian Americans to act.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, www.DennisPowersBooks.com and today’s “Where Past Meets Present”
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
By Dennis Powers
In 1980, Robert Hamlyn and his wife traveled thoughout the Pacific Northwest in their motor home. After spending several days in Grants Pass, they sold their Southern California home and moved there. First owning and operating an equipment rental business in Grants Pass, they sold it when Robert was managing Rogue Jet Boat Excursions. In 1988, he purchased Hellgate Jetboat Excursions and merged the two operations together. The business has prospered over the years to where it now employs over 100 staff members during its peak season and is the Pacific Northwest’s #1 River Trip.
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions dates back to 1959 with Grant Garcia; two years later, he began using a flat-bottomed, 32-passenger wooden boat on the 35-mile round-trip from the Bridge Motel in Grants Pass to the Hellgate Recreational Area. His boat could operate in as little as six inches of water due to its water-jet propulsion system. The ticket price then was $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 on three-times-a-day trips. The Hellgate is a narrow, deep canyon with sheer rock walls that rise over 250 feet above the river and its boiling rapids.
Thirteen years later, Gary and Julie Woolsey bought the business and greatly expanded its operations. In the ten years to 1987, they built seven boats (from smaller ones with a 16-passenger capacity to ones that carried 82 people), all being propeller-less with a hydro-jet system. The Grants Pass departure point moved from the Riverside Inn to Riverside Park, and they introduced brunch and dinner stops on different trips. The Woolseys brought in the OK Corral as the dining facility and added a 5-1/2 hour, 75-mile round-trip to Grave Creek with a lunch stop at Galice.
In 1985, the owners of the Riverside Inn started Rogue Whitewater Excursions, a competitor to Hellgate. One year later, they hired Hamlyn to manage its problematic operations, and he soon changed the rival’s name to Rogue Jetboat Excursions. Robert Hamlyn then bought both and merged the competing operations into the present company and its name.
Hellgate designs and manufactures its jet boats in Grants Pass through its Katanacraft operations. It has added numerous new vessels since then with improvements on each one: a windshield with wipers, so pilots could see the river more clearly; more efficient pumps to improve fuel efficiency; and internal speakers so passengers could always hear the pilot. Moreover, Katanacraft creates aluminum vessels for deep and shallow depths, along with small craft boats and floating docks.
The OK Corral was renovated in 2005, and the 12,000 square-foot, open-air facility by the Rogue River—where osprey, bald eagle, and deer sightings are common—is reserved exclusively for Hellgate guests. Located 18 miles west of Grants Pass, up to 350 people can dine at a time after traveling past rocky beaches and sheer cliffs.
Its Shop River Rock gift store is located within the reservation facilities, open year-round, and is more than 6,000 square feet. The season is from May to mid-September, depending on the trip, and over one million passengers (over 85,000 per season) have overall enjoyed these trips.