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DID FOX NEWS “TAKE A DIVE”?
Fox News Settles with Dominion Voting Systems before start of trial today, Tuesday. (IMO a pre-determined outcome) A voting machine software company claims defamation because of fraud accusations yet it DIDN’T have to cough up its source code in discovery?? How can one defend against allegedly fraudulent software without digging INTO it? Just like the Twitter Files, another Deep State limited-hangout, nothing to see move along all you “conspiracy nutters” and Vote MOAR Harder? (BTW, voting software is just addition…why is this PROPRIETARY????)
Thursday 4-20-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:35 Leigh Bortins is the founder and chief visionary officer of Classical Conversations, which supports classical, Christian homeschoolers in all fifty states and in thirty foreign countries.
ABOUT CC: Classical Conversations is a proven Christian homeschool program created by parents for parents. We do this through a Christ-centered and family-friendly approach to homeschooling that makes everything biblical and hospitable, focused on three simple key areas: Classical, Christian and Community
7:35 Dr. Jane Orient MD, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons – www.AAPSonline.org
Apr 19, 2023
COVID-19: Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine
In case the radio ads for COVID shots are not up to date, there have been new developments.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has withdrawn authorization to use monovalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. It now authorizes use of the current bivalent vaccines (original and omicron BA.4/BA.5 strains) for all doses administered to individuals 6 months of age and older, including for an additional dose or doses for certain populations.
The bivalent vaccines still have potential serious adverse reactions (SAEs):
Switzerland has withdrawn recommendations to receive any COVID-19 vaccines. This action removes the shield against physicians’ liability for adverse consequences from vaccination. With no recommendation, the usual liability rules apply. Vaccines will be available “free” only to persons in certain risk groups; others will have to pay. In the U.S., the liability and payment situation has not changed.
Even if the protection against catching COVID is limited and short-lived, the shots are still claimed to protect against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Israeli researchers, however, write that there is no evidence for this claim.
If you are undecided about the vaccination, ask your doctor about these developments.
Jane Orient, M.D., Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, email@example.com
8:10 Sandy Ficca – Use Your Gift Foundation, www.UseYourGift.org promoting next Thursday’s fundraising concert at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts featuring THE BABYS with special guest The Fret Drifters.
8:35 Merv George Jr. Forest Supervisor for the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest is on with a discussion on the upcoming fire season and the various partnerships with Non-Profits like the Lomakatski Restoration Project and others working the prescribed fire treatment angles.
Wednesday 4-19-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:35 Wheels Up Wednesday with Eric Peters, Auto journalist at www.epautos.com
7:10 State Senator Dennis Linthicum – A great talk on the latest legislative update.
Senate Republicans have been trying to bring legislation to the floor for the last several sessions. Our traditional, historically sound legislative ideas never got heard at the committee level so we have been focusing on bringing several key policy areas – healthcare, taxes, crime, policing, education and medical freedom – to the floor.
The attempt to move these bills out of committee and bring ’em down to the floor is designed to bring attention to what is really happening under one-party rule. Oregonians need to know we are fighting for them, using every parliamentary technique available.
It needs to be clear that continuing to re-elect the status quo, things will not change. For example, the majority party (Democrats) voted in lock step to say ‘no’ to our attempt to bolster safer communities.
These bills were genuinely good ideas regardless of who the “sponsor” was or what party they belonged to. These bills were worth some time; sure, they might have needed some changes, some balance, or more “inclusion” but none of them even got two seconds of time.
The Democrats continue to prioritize criminals over victims, as can be seen by the comprehensive list of the bills we pulled to the floor regarding public safety, law, and civil order. Links to several of the bills and my comments are below:
SB 430: Stricter sentencing for criminals whose assault causes life changing injury.
- My comments at the 18:48 mark, but all of the video is quite extraordinary: Also known as Ezra’s Law, this bill would have made sentencing stricter when the victims of violent crimes suffer permanent physical injuries. Named after a 2-year-old boy who was left with permanent disabilities after a violent beating, Ezra’s abuser received only a 12-year sentence because the little boy miraculously survived. Crimes like this need adequate punishment to bring victims’ justice, and individuals like Ezra need our protection. It becomes a fascinatingly grisly question when we start thinking about why the Oregon legislature is not willing to support the “least of these” or try to address the real crime that harms our citizens.
SB 295: Creates crime of patronizing a trafficked child.
- My comments: The World Health Organization has a document titled, “Standards for Sexuality in Education across Europe” that says children between 9-12 years old should have their first sexual experience and learn how to use online porn. While not addressing our own country specifically, the WHO has a “trickle down” effect with its policies, as we experienced firsthand with the COVID-19 event. When an entire government agency is wanting young minds exposed to brain-altering stimulation, we should be worried.
SB 462: Authorizes law enforcement agency to release booking photo upon second or subsequent arrests of person depicted in photo within 12 months.
- My comments: Post offices in rural Oregon, up until a few years ago, used to put up FBI “most wanted” posters in the off chance that a passing visitor saw it and could provide pertinent info. This is a fundamental concept that is being stripped from us by not allowing law enforcement officers to release the photos of criminals. Why are we protecting criminals’ identities when they forfeited their rights by breaking the law?
SB 986: Raises the statute of limitations on rape from 12 years to 20 years.
SB 475: Creates crime of unlawful disclosure of information about victim of sexual assault or sex trafficking.
SB 639: Requires Department of Education to transfer funds to school districts necessary to pay for school resource officers.
- My comments: Investing in staff resources with school resource officers to protect our schools and their people is a sound idea.
SB 649: Creates crime of controlled substance homicide.
- My comments: Think of how many news casts you’ve seen that mention fentanyl coming across the southern border and the crime in our streets and people who have died inadvertently by fentanyl. This legislative body turned this bill away when fentanyl is flooding Oregon’s streets. We had a chance to make a difference and failed to do so.
SB 664: Creates crime of threatening to commit a terroristic act.
SB 735: Restores offense levels for unlawful possession of controlled substance offenses to levels that existed prior to enactment of HB 2355 and Measure 110.
- My comments: We talk a lot about crime with the housing and homeless problem. They all circle back to problems that were created or made worse by this body. The problem with most bureaucracies is they cannot possibly know what will motivate or inspire an individual to make the “right” choice, but would rather take a strong-arm ideological tactic, instead of listening to other, possibly better, ideas like this bill. Thank you for allowing me to express my condolences to Oregonians that this bill did not make it to the floor for debate and polishing.
SB 74: Establishes Department of the Oregon Public Safety Reserve Force to employ current/retired law enforcement officers and corrections officers.
- My comments: Without the mess of Measure 110, we relaxed our restrictions on marijuana and have collected hundreds of millions in profits from its legalization. Has that money gone to fixing problems it was slated for, or has it been scurried under the carpet for other “needs”? We had the opportunity to address this issue head on. It’s worth of our time, debate, conversation and ingenuity. I apologize to the people of Oregon.
Stay tuned, because more bills will get brought forward for everything from farms, fish, forestland, to insurance policies, healthcare and education.
The weak reasoning behind the clause in Section 23 is simple. It is an attempt to disguise this under-handed and diabolical gun-control scheme behind a muddle of legalese and jurisdictional authority.
Since the drafters seem to realize this bill is unconstitutional, their goal is to keep all legal challenges out of all courts, except one. The Marion County Court would provide the home team advantage by being the circuit court where the capitol is located and where money is dispersed.
This is just a naked attempt to thwart perfectly valid, warranted and legal challenges by camouflaging the illegal, unconstitutional, and deceitful nature of this bill behind the entitlement of a single jurisdictional authority. One jurisdiction to rule them all, and a jurisdiction that is most-likely beholden to the Democrat party.
This ought to remind readers of the mystic tyranny presented in Tolkein’s story, The Lord of the Rings. You might recall the quote, “‘One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them.” However, the second part of the quote is more poignant, “One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”
Obviously, SB 348-3 has only one malignant desire – totalitarian rule. This law would bind the law-abiding gun owners in Oregon to an endless chain of bureaucratic red tape, regulations, waiting periods, training requirements, and other ineffectual nonsense, while criminals will continue to ignore the law and wreak havoc on the law-abiding.
As we unravel this scheme, we see that those in power are set on their disingenuous message of “health and safety.” They continually promote the age-old talking points about reducing gun violence by saddling law-abiding citizens with errant regulations. It never seems to occur to them that law-breakers are called that for a reason – they do not obey our laws.
The claim is that their efforts represent a sincere desire, “to save lives and protect Oregon families from gun violence.” Yet, again, we can see this declaration is riddled with inconsistencies. For example, why was the phrase, this act, “may be known and cited as the Reduction of Gun Violence Act,” struck from the text?
Additionally, watching the evening news would help deflate this claim. Does anyone think that drug cartel members crossing our Southern border are following the rules for ensuring gun safety before settling in Oregon? Does anyone think the trans-shooter in Nashville, TN, cared one-wit about obedience to gun-free zones?
In the companion omnibus bill, HB 2005, gun-free zones get expanded across the landscape. Yet, were either of the Nashville or Uvalde shooters afraid of the illegal nature of their efforts to unleash death on the most vulnerable – innocent school children?
Another part of the omnibus gun package is the banning of those scary “Ghost Guns.” In truth, there is no data to warrant any fear about a mass outpouring of custom plastic 3D printed weapons and the untraceable chaos they might bring. This is a long exaggerated and undeserved fear. Most gun violence is not coming from high-tech and highly sophisticated crooks who might have access to 3D printer technology. Rather, the tools for criminal gun violence are obtained from common, illegal, and inexpensive local sources.
Registration and ballistic fingerprinting also do not work. Criminals can either grind-off any serial number identification, foul the inside of the barrel, or throw the weapon into the nearest lake or river.
Additionally, crooks do not use their own IDs to purchase guns and they are more likely to steal guns than buy them. The criminal’s mottos are, 1) there is no honor among thieves and, 2) stealing is always less expensive.
Maryland and New York both disbanded their ballistic fingerprint registry after spending millions of law enforcement budget dollars trying to get meaningful results. To date — despite the fact that thousands of ballistic fingerprints have been registered with the state police — not one crime has yet been solved using this technology.
Conservatives rightly noted that long-lead times for registration are a disservice to the public. The bill’s proponents also raised concerns about access and costs and they proposed a new solution. Three different individuals testified in favor of expanding “permitting agents” in SB 348-3. They proposed including community organizations, NGOs, and non-profits, instead of just law enforcement bodies. This would supposedly alleviate the fear of being denied a permit due to race, gender, sexual preferences or socio-economic status.
The claim is that entrusting the permit process to open door, non-threatening, community-based organizations could help minority and disenfranchised communities get their firearms in an equitable environment without having to face the even-hand of law enforcement.
SB 348-3 is constitutionally unsound, morally subversive, socially degrading, confused in its causes, disingenuous, economically destructive, and will endanger the health and safety of all Oregonians, regardless of race, gender, sexual preferences or socio-economic status.
Lastly … it won’t even appease the destructionists in the socialist left.
They’ll only want more.
8:10 Glenn Archambault, elected farm services agency rep for southern Oregon. Can Oregon Feed itself? (if it had to)
Tuesday 4-18-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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7:10 Janice Dysinger from Oregonians for Fair Elections and Election Integrity, also Clean Voter Rolls. https://oregoniansforfairelections.com/ Janice talks about the push from Oregon to raise the cost for citizens to get cast vote records in order to investigate election integrity. Jackson County, for example, tells Dysinger it would cost almost 1 million dollars to get the records from Jackson County. Multnomah gave her the cast vote records for just a few hundred dollars. Here’s more on the issue in the Northwest Observer “Oregon Election Security Gets Flushed” – https://www.northwestobserver.com/index.php?ArticleId=2682
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger, former OR GOP chair. We talk the state codes for land use…should they be in the county code, too? Also, does the state GOP leadership really understand how serious is this current “Soft Civil War”. Do they even realize it IS a war?
8:35 Open for Business with Cheriesse from www.NoWiresNow.com
Monday 4-17-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:35 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors talks of the recent wolf attack, and a problem he believes is going on at ODFW. www.RogueWeather.com
7:10 MICHAEL CHAPMAN, MANAGING EDITOR AT WwW.CNSNEWS.COM
This week, the Biden administration proposed strict new emissions standards with the goal of having electric vehicles (EVs) account for up to 67% of all new vehicles sold by 2032.
However, a new poll found only 4% of Americans currently own an EV, but 41% unequivocally said they would not buy one. And, 43% said they might consider buying an EV sometime in the future, Michael Chapman of CNS News reports.
According to Cox Automotive, the parent of Kelley Blue Book, “the average transaction price for electric cars was $65,291 in September 2022,” which was about $18,000 more than for a gas-powered car, Michael reports.
7:35 Anthony “The Big Cheese” Mongiello
Man Loses $1 Billion Over Stolen Invention – The Real Creator Of Stuffed-Crust Pizza
According to the US Patent Office, Anthony “The Big Cheese” Mongiello (CEO of Formaggio Cheese (www.formaggiocheese.com) is the official inventor of Pizza Hut’s famous Stuffed Crust Pizza. However, because he wasn’t fully aware at the time how inventions were brought to market, he lost an estimated $1 billion & more in financial compensation.
Multiple news channels covered Anthony’s lawsuit against Pizza Hut (video below) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiE-LnqGbBA&feature=plcp
Anthony wants to ensure that no one ever has to experience what he went through, and he’d love to share with them his advice on how they call fully reap the financial rewards of their next $1 billion idea.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present” www.DennisPowersBooks.com
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Lab
By Dennis Powers
Prior to creating the Forensics Lab in Ashland, prosecuting wildlife lawbreakers was quite difficult. Proving an individual’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt” was difficult, as eye-witness testimony (if present) is questionable and linking physical evidence required corroborating expert testimony. Wildlife law enforcement officers were at a real disadvantage with limited or no access to wildlife forensics services.
By 1979, Terry Grosz in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) persisted in this belief, and the agency hired Ken Goddard, a police crime laboratory director from southern California, to set up a wildlife forensics program. In six months he drafted the forensic wildlife protocols and manual chapters. Six years later, the initial funding was approved for the laboratory. Ralph Wehinger of Eagle Point, who had listened to a lecture on illicit falconry in Portland, enlisted the support of Oregon Senators Mark Hatfield and Bob Packwood
Due to these efforts and primarily Dr. Wehinger, the USFWS selected Ashland for the location. When the 23,000 square-foot building was completed in 1988 on now SOU’s campus, Goddard hired the initial lab team of 10 forensic scientists, support staff, and purchased the first equipment. Crimes against wildlife include illegal hunting, trafficking in or encroaching on endangered species, producing and/or selling products from endangered (or threatened) species, and on. The faced situations varied greatly.
The lab handled investigations from nailing a spotted owl onto a park sign to whether fish eggs sold as caviar were from a sturgeon (okay) or a protected paddlefish (not okay). A particularly unusual case occurred when 300 headless walruses washed up on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula (later found to be tribal tusk hunters). These cases involved investigating the Hells Angels in Alaska for illegally trafficking in walrus ivory, as well as whether ivory tusks were from modern elephants (illegal) or Ice Age mammoths (legal).
In 1991, the facility was rededicated as the Clark R. Bavin NFWS Forensic Laboratory in memory of its late, law enforcement chief. Treaties signed in 1998 at Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France, designated the facility as the official lab of Interpol’s Wildlife Working Group.
The investigations centered into the multi-billion-dollar, black-market international criminal enterprises that traded in skins, eggs, organs, hides, and other wildlife specimens. As the world’s only specialized wildlife police laboratory, a sizeable portion of its caseload initially involved Caviar samples; in one three-year period, federal agents seized $180 million worth of caviar by its testing. From tiger penises to ground rhino horns, the world abounds in different cultural beliefs to increase virility—and these investigations determined if they were from a protected species or simply ground chalk.
In 2006, a new 17,000 square-foot addition brought expanded labs and an airtight bug room for flesh-eating beetles (creating skeletons in two weeks); in 2007, an outdoor forensics garden that doubled as its homeland security barrier. Technology plays its prominent role: a laser surface scanner creates three-dimensional “pixel-skin” images of bones and skulls; DNA analysis can connect fibers on clothing with a protected species; electronic microscopy can distinguish between modern elephant ivory and an ancient mammoth. Adding in a ballistic tank, chromatographs, spectrometers, different microscopes, and on, the lab has every tool needed.
Another offshoot are bird/raptor investigations: for example, forest-dwelling sandpipers (i.e. wild woodcocks) are legal to hunt, but illegal to sell their meat commercially; it’s legal to sell turkey feathers, but not eagle feathers. The lab consequently has more than 11,000 cataloged bird specimens–with 1800 scanned images of North American flight-feathers and 400 species on the web as a “Feather Atlas” of North American birds.
The laboratory works with federal agents, state fish-and-game, and 150-plus countries. Headed since its inception by Ken Goddard—also a very successful writer of crime novels with eleven published books— staffing has more than tripled from original levels. Called wildlife’s “Scotland Yard” with scientists who are “animal detectives,” this facility serves to protect wildlife as the laws intended—and nature requires. And it’s on the hunt to protect endangered species (see https://www.fws.gov/).
Sources: Dennis Powers, Where Past Meets Present, Hellgate Press; Ashland, Oregon (2017), Pp.37-39 (“U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Lab”): Bryan Denson, “Bad guys who hurt animals? Ashland forensics lab is on the hunt,” The Oregonian, March 26, 2019 at Ken Goddard and the Lab; Dennis Powers, “Feathered friends’ best friend leaves the lab,” Ashland.news, March 9, 2022 at Raptor Investigations.