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The Center Square – Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64
Dr. Robert Malone – What If the Largest Experiment in History on Human Beings is a Failure?
JANUARY 6th THOUGHTS (opinion)
Thursday 01-06-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:20 Carole Lieberman, M.D., known as America’s Psychiatrist, is a Board-Certified Beverly Hills psychiatrist. She is also a bestselling and award-winning author of several books and has written chapters and forewords for books including Missing Without a Trace, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Tragedy in Sedona and Divorcing a Narcissist. She is also the author of the upcoming book, Murder By TV: A Descent into Madness, the story of the Jenny Jones Talk Show Murder for which she was the defense psychiatrist.
KIDS TURNING IN PARENTS ON JANUARY 6 WAS UNHEEDED WARNING SIGN
“We’re now aware of how the progressive agenda has seeped into schools, with Critical Race Theory, twisted Sex Ed, etc., and we’ve begun taking action. But, we missed the boat. We should have recognized how far the Left had come when they got kids to report their parents to authorities when they saw them in D.C.storming the Capitol, and begun taking action then,” states Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H., known as ‘America’s Psychiatrist’. “January 6th was the most frightening indication of just how much the Left had lready hijacked the minds of kids! Whether it’s Stockholm Syndrome, or Emotional Abuse, or simply Indoctrination, we have no time to lose.”
Dr. Carole began warning us about this immediately after the January 6 ‘Insurrection’, as quoted in this February 1, 2021 Washington Times: “Psychiatrist Says Parents Now Losing Their Children to Drugs, Violence and ‘Political Agendas’.”
EXAMPLES OF KIDS WHO TURNED IN THEIR PARENTS ON JANUARY 6:
7:35 David Runkel With Ashland ACES, Ashland Citizens for Economic Sustainability – www.AshlandAces.com and a discussion about information David compiled show that the City of Ashland wants to charge the Ashland School District a very sizable…okay, I think INSANE amount of fees from the recent school bond in order to refurbish area schools.
8:10 The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on the vaccine mandate Friday. I speak with Karen Harned, Executive Director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center. NFIB is the plaintiff in the vaccine mandate lawsuit.
Ms. Harned released the following statement:
“Small business owners depend on the freedom to make decisions for their businesses and are managing several challenges right now such as the labor shortage supply chain disruptions. This mandate will only exacerbate those issues and make it harder for small business owners. OSHA does not have the emergency authority to regulate American workers under such a mandate and we’re looking forward to the U.S. Supreme Court hearing this case.”
Wednesday 01-05-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 “Wheels Up Wednesday” with Eric Peters, automotive journalist with www.EpAutos.com
Great topics of conversation re his articles including “The Rationing Of Speed” – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/01/04/the-rationing-of-speed/
The 2022 Ford Explorer Review – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/01/02/2022-ford-explorer/
Nostalgia, Already – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/01/03/nostalgia-already/
The Court Case (vax mandate) This Coming Friday – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/01/05/this-coming-friday/
7:35 Carl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business. His company, 7 Stage Advisors helps organizations grow to the next level. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. Some of the companies he’s helped are companies like Allstate, American Idol , USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army.
The latest numbers from the Labor Department show a record four and a half million Americans quit their jobs in November. The stats, some say, are further evidence the job market is bouncing back strongly from last year’s coronavirus recession.
“That’s not necessarily true,” says Carl Gould. There are other factors at play here. I believe it shows that those who have been home for months now feel there are other ways to make money independent of the traditional corporate structure.”
8:20 Glenn Archambault, southern Oregon’s elected Farm Services Agency representative digs into a VERY hot topic – What’s driving the insane price hikes in meat? What could be done? Is the Joe Biden administration plan to create more “competition” in the meat-packing industry a good idea?
Tuesday 01-04-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment https://www.americancommitment.org/
We talk ab about his latest post regarding how many hospitalizations are really due to COVID
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger joins the show, Covid, Fire, all sorts of great talk on southern Oregon
8:10 Naturalist Captain William E. Simpson
We’ll be discussing the disastrous Boulder County Colorado wildfire, how that can easily happen here, and already has, and Bill’s new article ‘Wildfires and Wild Horses‘, which is just out at the Sierra Nevada Ally.
That article covers the core reason why wildfires today are so destructive and why Boulder County Colorado suffered such catastrophic wildfire, just like the one that incinerated Talent and Phoenix Oregon.
The same article is also published (along with others) at my Linked-In page, along with a detailed commentary provided by a learned PhD who lives in Boulder County, CO, HERE:
Monday 01-03-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Dr. Michael Busler, Ph.D., is a public policy analyst, economics expert and a professor of finance at Stockton University in New Jersey. He is a featured columnist at Newsmax, The Hill, The Western Journal, and Townhall.com
When the final numbers for 2021 are in, we are likely to see that annual growth was 5.5% and the unemployment rate fell to near 4%. While that is very good, there was a problem with inflation. For the year inflation will be 7.5% as measured by the Consumer Price Index. That inflation rate is the worst that we have seen since 1981. What will 2022 bring?
Growth in 2021 was higher than at any time since 1984. Most of the growth was fueled by huge increases in government spending and extremely expansionary Monetary Policy. Households were given thousands of dollars in free money from the federal government. Much of that free money was saved, especially during lockdowns.
As the economy re-opened and lockdowns ended, consumers went on a spending spree, helping to create excess demand in the economy. Businesses began to operate at full capacity, but they were constrained by a steep decline in available workers.
The combination of huge excess demand and somewhat constrained supply led to rising prices. That coupled with policy driven increases in energy prices, wage inflation caused by the labor shortage and vast increases in the money supply matched with near zero interest rates, created so much excess demand that inflation hit a 40 year high.
The economy did reach a full employment level partially due to the 3.5 million workers who left the labor market during the pandemic and have not returned.
What will happen to the economy in 2022?
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7:10 Mr. Outdoors, Greg Roberts at www.RogueWeather.com
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business Law at Southern Oregon University. More about his latest book “Where Past Meets Present” is available at the local publisher, www.HellGatePress.com .
New Year’s Resolutions–For 2022
By Dennis Powers
New Year’s resolutions are about self-improvement: Promises made to start doing something good or not do something bad–starting on New Year’s Day. It can be to improve yourself physically, whether losing weight, drinking less booze, quitting smoking, or exercising more. Thinking positive, enjoying life more, or reducing stress is more mind-oriented. Resolutions can be activities: reading more books or even changing jobs.
Sounds good–for a typical year–but what about the past two years that all of us have endured. Bringing in a national economic shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic; millions of jobs were lost or cut back; social isolation and self-quarantining became a mantra; inner cities erupted into violence and fiery destruction; hospitals had to cut back on “normal” surgeries with difficulties in seeing your doctor in person, not to mention a vitriolic election that took place.
The American Medical Association stated what doctors should tell their patients: “Make time for self-care (everyone needs to do better); set smart goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based ones); focus on what you can control (i.e., masks); find ways to remain connected (physical distancing should not equate to social isolation); make small changes (slow and steady wins the race); let go of guilt, “You can always restart…”); celebrate your wins (no matter how small)”; and ended with “This year is harder for everybody in so many different ways…”
Yes, New Year’s resolutions are about hopefulness. And it’s been that way since recorded times. The celebration of a new year is the oldest of holidays and dates back to ancient Babylon some 4000 years ago. Around 2000 BC, Babylonians celebrated the beginning of their new year on what is now March 23rd, as this was when spring began and crops planted. Their celebration lasted for 11 days, as Babylonians made promises to their gods to return borrowed objects and to pay back debts.
The Romans continued observing the New Year on March 25th, but later emperors changed the calendar so many times that it was out of sync with the sun. To set the calendar right, the Roman senate in 153 BC declared January 1rst to be the beginning of the New Year. It named the first month after their mythical king of early Rome, Janus, the god of beginnings and guardian of entrances. Always shown with two faces on his head–one at the front and the other at the back–Janus could look backwards and forwards at the same time. At midnight on December 31rst, the Romans imagined Janus looking back at the old year and forward to the new.
In Medieval days, knights took a “peacock vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry; they placed their hands on a peacock and vowed to always live up to this pledge. Over centuries, the practice of resolutions and commitment on this eve continued, and it’s interesting to see what has happened in more modern times. At the end of the Great Depression, about 1/4th of adults formed New Year’s resolutions. By now, some 2/3rds did.
Their nature has also changed to reflect the times. At the end of the 19th century, a typical teenage girl’s resolution was on “good approaches”: She resolved to be less self-centered, more helpful, a more diligent worker, and improve her character. By the end of the 20th century, the typical teenage girl was focused on good looks: to improve her body, hairstyle, makeup, and only wear “faddish” clothing.
Conducted for 2021, Statista came up with these: exercise more (44%); eat healthier (42%); spend more time with family and friends (34%); live more economically (30%); improve job performance (23%); quit smoking (19%); and cut down on alcohol (15%). This is post-Covid (hopefully). Three years before, the following was in the top ten: have more sex (25%); travel more (24%); read more books (23%); learn a new skill or hobby (22%); buy a house (21%); and find love (15%). According to a YouGov poll, the most common U.S aspirations for the coming year are to eat healthier, get more exercise, and to save more money. Almost one third, perhaps more realistically, said that they wouldn’t bother with making resolutions.
As to success rates, a study of 3,000 people indicated that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% were confident of success at the beginning. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when setting small quantitative goals (i.e., losing one pound a week, instead of promising “to lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public with support from friends.
Setting a specific goal can be a winner. Monitoring progress, not being too ambitious, recording what you do, and giving time for success are important. Overcoming bad habits, such as drinking too much alcohol, smoking, or overeating, can be tough ones to beat because they’re so easy to return to when stressed out–especially during the New Year. And this can start with your celebrations.
So let’s start talking about what our New Year’s resolution will—or perhaps won’t be–and celebrate the 2022 New Year. It better be better than last year’s.
Sources: “Wikipedia: New Year’s Resolution,” at New Year’s Resolutions; Dove, Laurie L., “Why do people make New Year’s resolutions?”; “How Stuff Works?” at Why Make Them?; Blair, Gary R., “The History of New Year’s Resolutions, at EzineArticles.com: More on Resolutions; Statista, “YouGov Poll” at YouGov Poll; American Medical Association, “What doctors wish patients knew about effective New Year’s Resolutions,” December 10, 2020 at AMA Listing; Google the topic “Most Common New Year’s Resolutions.”