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Wednesday 06-12-24 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at www.EpAutos.com with today’s Wheels Up Wednesday discussion including:

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2024/06/11/2024-ford-mustang/

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2024/06/10/a-wallet-shield-would-be-better/

  

7:10 Michael O’Neill, VP of the Landmark Legal Foundation www.LandmarkLegal.org

We discuss the Biden conviction, what might happen…and then a deeper dive on the attack of the Supreme Court.

Michael’s take – Society benefits when people who occupy important and influential positions enjoy the freedom to express their beliefs without concern that their positions will subject their family members to increased scrutiny and condemnation. High-profile individuals should be confident that the words of their family members will not be recorded and splayed across national media.   

The Radical Left continues to work to undermine the integrity of the U.S. Supreme Court. As the one remaining institution outside leftist control, their operatives have shed all conventional norms in their quest to destroy the reputations of both the Court, the sitting Justices and their families. Using duplicity to trick Justice’s spouses into conversations about current media events and secretly recording said conversations destroys the mutual trust necessary for a functioning society.

Justices and judges will now be less likely participate again in educational forums, dinners or anything that would be useful and meaningful to young lawyers, scholars or historians. The opportunities to learn from the distinguished and learned individuals will now be lost forever.  

The Alitos and Roberts discuss politically sensitive topics in secret recordings by liberal activist

 

7:35 State Senator Dennis Linthicum, candidate for Oregon Secretary of State – Support him at www.ElectDennis.com

 

 

8:10 Dan Hampton, NY Times Best-selling author of “VANISHING ACT – The Enduring Mystery of the Legendary Doolittle Raid over Tokyo”.

 

In the dark days after the devastating Pearl Harbor attacks during the spring of 1942, the United States was determined to show the world that the Axis was not invincible. Their bold plan? Bomb Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, sixteen B-25s, known as the Doolittle Raiders, hit targets across Japan before escaping to China.

 

The eighth plane, however, did not follow the other raiders. In VANISHING ACT: The Enduring Mystery Behind the Legendary Doolittle Raid over Tokyo (St. Martin’s Press; May 28, 2024; $30.00 hardcover) Retired US Air Force fighter pilot Dan Hampton uses never-before-published documents and photos in exclusive collaboration with Japanese researchers and access to some Doolittle Raiders’ descendants, to shed light on where this eighth plane went, reveal the story of a secret WWII mission and definitively solve the final mystery of the Doolittle Raid.

 

Find Dan – https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Dan%20Hampton%20Vanishing%20Act

 

 

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Tuesday 06-11-24 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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6:40 Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, Freedom, A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm, and codirector of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting.

 

Https://www.sebastianjunger.com/

ABOUT SEBASTIAN JUNGER AND IN MY TIME OF DYING

 

For years as an award-winning war reporter, Sebastian Junger traveled to many front lines and frequently put his life at risk. And yet the closest he ever came to death was the summer of 2020 while spending a quiet afternoon at the New England home he shared with his wife and two young children. Crippled by abdominal pain, Junger was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. Once there, he began slipping away. As blackness encroached, he was visited by his dead father, inviting Junger to join him. “It’s okay,” his father said. “There’s nothing to be scared of. I’ll take care of you.” That was the last thing Junger remembered until he came to the next day when he was told he had suffered a ruptured aneurysm that he should not have survived.

 

This experience spurred Junger-a confirmed atheist raised by his physicist father to respect the empirical-to undertake a scientific, philosophical, and deeply personal examination of mortality and what happens after we die. How do we begin to process the brutal fact that any of us might perish unexpectedly on what begins as an ordinary day? How do we grapple with phenomena that science may be unable to explain? And what happens to a person, emotionally and spiritually, when forced to reckon with such existential questions?

 

IN MY TIME OF DYING is part medical drama, part searing autobiography, and part rational inquiry into the ultimate unknowable mystery.

 

7:10 Randall Embertson, chair of the Jackson County Republican Party – www.jcor.gop and the big news is the big MOGA (Make Oregon Great Again) event at the Jackson County Expo Saturday June 22nd. Mike Lindell is the keynote speaker, Joe Hoft of The Gateway Pundit speaks, same with Andrew Pollack, 2nd amendment guru John Lott Jr. and MANY more. Tickets start at $37 for this all-day event and you can head to www.JCOR.GOP/MOGA for information and tickets or call 541-770-5277 to purchase tickets by phone.

 

7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger talks politics, the budget, Oregon Department of Transportation’s Money grab to “Fix” roads.

 

8:10 Jonathan Knapp of Josephine County is starting an initiative petition drive to change the Josephine County Charter…in a GOOD way. Redifining county as a “Body Politic”, banning sales taxes and ranked choice voting. Sounds good to me. Here’s the verbiage: Jonathhan Knapp Charter Proposal

The group will be gathering signatures starting this Saturday at the Pottsville old time steam tractor event in Merlin.

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Jackson County Commissioner Colleen Roberts – So many public meetings needing your input. There’s the JET BOAT ISSUE ON THE RIVER: (From Commissioner Roberts)

TUESDAY JUNE 4th Touvelle State Park from 5:30 to 7:30 PM

MONDAY JUNE 17th AT MEDFORD LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 5:30-7:30PM

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WILDFIRE MAP MEETINGS

STATE HOLDING OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS ON COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROGRAMS

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Posted on FlashAlert: May 14th, 2024 12:10 PM

SALEM, Ore. — A series of six open houses about the state’s new community wildfire risk reduction programs are scheduled June 3 through July 1 across Oregon. These events will offer opportunities to learn about new defensible space and home hardening standards, as well as the draft wildfire hazard map.

The resource-fair style open houses are being held in the communities that have some of the greatest levels of wildfire hazard within the wildland-urban interface. Each open house will begin with a short presentation and introductions, but visitors may stop in at any point during the event to get questions answered about the draft hazard map and associated community wildfire programs.

Representatives from multiple agencies will be present to have one-on-one or small group conversations to help people understand Oregon’s statewide wildfire programs.

  • Oregon Department of Forestry representatives will address questions on administrative rules and hazard zone assessment appeals.
  • Oregon State University representatives will address questions on wildfire hazard science, statewide data sources, and updates to the draft hazard map made over the last two years.
  • Oregon State Fire Marshal representatives will address questions regarding defensible space standards, code adoption process and implementation.
  • Building Codes Division representatives from the Department of Consumer and Business Services will address questions on home hardening construction standards, related code provisions, and implementation.
  • Division of Financial Regulation representatives from the Department of Consumer and Business Services will address questions on home insurance market and requirements of insurers under Senate Bill 82 (2023).
  • Wildfire Programs Advisory Council members will address questions on statewide policy direction for wildfire programs and council business.
  • Central Point—Monday, June 17, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Mace Building, 1 Peninger Rd., Central Point, OR 97502
  • Grants Pass—Thursday, June 20, Grants Pass High School, 830 NE 9th, Grants Pass, OR 97526

Find more information on ODF’s wildfire hazard webpage.

To subscribe to information related to updates on the statewide wildfire hazard map, visit the ODF website.

Background: The 2021 Legislature passed Senate Bill 762 that required the Oregon Department of Forestry to develop and maintain a comprehensive statewide map of wildfire risk that included wildland-urban interface boundaries and five fire risk classes by June 30, 2022, in collaboration with Oregon State University. After the initial version of the map was rescinded August 4, 2022, ODF and OSU began gathering feedback and incorporating it into future mapping efforts.

The 2023 Legislature passed Senate Bill 80 that made several changes to the map including changing the name from a “risk” map to a “hazard” map, reducing the number of hazard classes from five to three, and changing the appeal and notification requirements.

Written comment or questions about any aspect of the implementation of Senate Bill 762 and Senate Bill 80 may be submitted by email at any time to odf.wildfirehazardmap@odf.oregon.gov.

Contact Info:
Derek Gasperini, Public Affairs Officer, 971-283-6642, derek.gasperini@odf.oregon.gov

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COMMENT ON THE CASCADE SISKIYOU MONUMENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN:

Hi Bill,

Thank you for airing the public comment opportunities this morning. Our Board a robust meeting with BLM about the monument resource management plan this morning:

  1. the need to honor current easements, rights-of-way, and existing uses of private property…. Their plans list “reasonable” access….(very subjective)
  2. concerns about grazing leases lost and the need to keep them and access to them.
  3. concern primarily for the private properties who have been enveloped by the monument and their communication, access, and more workable environment with the BLM.
  4. In one of the alternatives (the preferred alternative C), I questioned their allowance of a lightning strike to be allowed to burn is inconsistent with the CWPP, which includes our County policy prohibiting such.

Our meeting is archived (audio) and should be available soon, BLM was first up in the agenda.

Here is where public comment can be sent: this says by July 4th, another document I have states the final day is July 5th.  Hey, I say get it sent by July 1st and it won’t matter!!! 😊

Interested parties may also submit written comments to BLM through the following methods:

  • Online via the “participate now” feature at the BLM National NEPA Register.
  • By mail to BLM Medford District Office, ATTN: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Planning, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504.

Comments must be submitted by July 4, 2024. For more information or questions, contact the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument RMP Team at 458-246-8861 or blm_csnm_rmp@blm.gov.

 

 

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Monday 06-10-24 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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6:35 Ed, “Mr. X”, local researcher and friend of the show digs into the need for us to comment at next Monday’s 6/17 “Oregon Kitchen Table” meeting, 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Medford Library. It’s all about pushing back on this policy consensus group…if we want to have some rules on the jetboats, don’t invite this consensus group solution…poison.

 

7:10 Jackson County Commissioner Dave Dotterer discusses the conflict over Almeda Fire economic development aid. Looks as if the city of Talent might be “working it” somewhat.  

 

 

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business Law at Southern Oregon University with today’s “Where Past Meets Present”. www.DennisPowersBooks.com

 

The Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure

By Dennis Powers

 

Creating a business from a dream, Lindsey Rice rode her first zip line in Maui in February 2010 and decided one could be built on her and her husband’s property in Southern Oregon. Her husband, Jason Meilicke, liked the idea.

 

He didn’t join her on the Maui zip line, as Jason had been paralyzed from the waist down after breaking his back in a four-wheeling accident his high school senior year. However, his excavation-construction expertise and business with Lindsey’s planning were assets.

 

The zip line would be constructed on the couple’s 80-plus-acre property in a wooded area located high above Gold Hill, off Old Stage Road when first driving to Jacksonville. On a clear day, one can see the Table Rocks and Crater Lake Rim from the property.

 

Eight months later the land use permit was approved, and the life-long Rogue Valley residents ran with their idea. They began the construction of the course and lines. Without outside capital, the couple built it and a business. Once completed, Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure had five zip lines, four of which are accessible to those in wheelchairs with the use of one arm.

 

Having such ADA-friendly zip lines is, of course, unusual. However, the course is quite adventurous, given its 2,700 feet of zip lines and the fifth one being the longest in the Pacific Northwest at 1,300 feet. They worked with a national-consulting firm in training their guides.

 

The tour starts with a shuttle picking up guests at the Laurel Hill Golf Course outside Gold Hill Exit 40, who are then driven three miles up to the property. The guides use a “4×4” named the “Dirt Taxi” to transport those guests that want to skip the hike between zip line platforms, and the complete tour lasts about three hours.

 

A fascinating aspect of the ZipLine is its being the location of the historic, 19th-Century Braden gold mines. One of the largest gold mining claims in Southern Oregon, these produced more that $300,000 in gold in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At today’s gold prices this would be some $25 million, and a short briefing at the entrance of a mine shaft is usually given.

 

In its first 1-1/2 years of operation, the business had over 8000 guests that zipped the course—and the years later have been as successful. Jason Meilicke passed away unexpectedly in 2016; Lindsey continued the operations quite successfully afterwards.

The views from above the tree tops are spectacular from lower Kane Creek to Mt. McLaughlin, Mt. Thielson, and our regionnot to mention the thrills.

 

Sources: Teresa Ristow, “Zip, with a little extra,” Mail Tribune, July 16, 2011; Rogue Valley ZipLine at Website.