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Friday 06-11-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from www.Rogueweather.com
7:35 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation – A frank conversation on the expulsion of now former state representative Mike Nearman.
8:10 Gail Heriot is a professor of law at the University of San Diego and a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She sits on the board of directors of the American Civil Rights Project, Californians for Equal Rights, the National Association of Scholars, and its state affiliate, the California Association of Scholars. She was co-chair of both the campaign for California’s Proposition 209 in 1996 and the successful campaign to prevent its repeal in 2020.
Her latest book is
A DUBIOUS EXPEDIENCY
How Race Preferences Damage Higher Education
Is higher education on the right road? In the new Encounter book, A Dubious Expediency: How Race Preferences Damage Higher Education, the authors of these eight essays are hardly the first to think not.
In the now-famous Bakke case (1976), the California Supreme Court had to decide whether what some view as the “good kind” of race discrimination – preferential treatment for minorities in
college and university admissions – violates the Constitution. To Justice Stanley Mosk, up to then considered by many to be a civil rights hero, the answer was clear. Writing for the majority, he insisted: “To uphold [the University of California’s argument for race-preferential admissions] would call for the sacrifice of principle for the sake of dubious expediency and would represent a retreat in the struggle to assure that each man and woman shall be judged on the basis of individual merit alone.”
Alas, the university took its case up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the Justices fractured into three camps. The result was to open the door to more than a half-century of “diversity” admissions.
In A Dubious Expediency, you’ll learn that:
- These days, ordinary Americans are reluctant to speak out against race-preferential college admissions. They shouldn’t be. Race discrimination is wrong no matter who is being discriminated against, and polls dating back to the 1970s show that people know that.
- Race-preferential admissions have backfired badly. Instead of bringing more African Americans into the economic mainstream, they have made it more difficult for talented African Americans to enter into high-status careers like medicine, engineering and science.
- On campuses all over the country, separate dormitories, separate student lounges, and separate graduation ceremonies have become the norm. What’s brought this on? Race-preferential admissions policies – which bring students to campus who are not academically prepared for the competition – are a large part of the cause. These policies telegraph to students that what’s important about them is their race.
- Asian Americans are the special victims of race-preferential admissions. To attend the college of their choice, they have to be better than students of other races. It shouldn’t be that way in America.
8:45 Dave Dotterer, Jackson County Commissioner and President of the Ashland Gun Club –mark the date for their fun OPEN HOUSE July 10th.
Wednesday 06-09-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Eric Peters, www.EPAutos.com and just some of his great thinking we discuss: How to fast charge a dead electric car – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/06/08/how-to-fast-charge-a-dead-electric-car/https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/06/08/how-to-fast-charge-a-dead-electric-car/
7:35 GOP Oregon Gubernatorial Candidate Jessica Gomez and I talk about the upcoming race and issues.
To learn more visit: www.jessicagomezforgovernor.com
Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD, (Oakland-California) board-certified anesthesiologist and immediate past President of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
COVID-19: Speaking Up in Black and White
By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD
These days more and more apparently intelligent people seem to upspeak. That’s the irritating “Valley Girl” inflection where every sentence sounds like a question. Don’t these people trust their own thoughts and words?
Perhaps upspeakers’ brains are fried after being fed a steady diet of DEI, ESG, and BIPOC. For the uninitiated, these initials stand for “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”, a corporate stock/investment rating based on Environmental awareness, Social justice and (right-minded) Governance to enhance the lives of “Black, Indigenous, People of Color.” “Privilege” gets the full word. White people must “check their privilege at the door” and shut up under the current era of Stalinesque cancel culture.
Black American slaves used to have some version of Simon Legree as their master. Now the woke white liberals have assumed that role. Even President Biden views BIPOCs as helpless morons whom only the government can rescue.
Of course, little BIPOCs are the perfect unsuspecting targets. Despite parental objections, new school curricula include Marxist inspired critical race theory that teaches children to hate others based on skin color. Instead of learning the 3 Rs, kindergarteners are encouraged to explore their gender identity and question the family structure. The latest data show that only 35 percent of 4th graders are proficient in reading and 41 percent are proficient in math. Instead of learning the necessary skills to race to the top of the ladder of success, they have the tools to win the victim triathlon. The prize: dependency on government resources.
COVID-19 added a new ingredient to the melting pot. Brown-skinned Americans fare more poorly with COVID than whites. Some reasons are sociological, such as crowded living conditions, working in service jobs that cannot be done from home, and inconsistent access to health care. Some reasons may be physiological. Studies have shown racial differences in the body’s ACE-2 receptors. These receptors help control inflammation, especially in cells lining the blood vessels. These are the sites where the “spike” protein of the SARS-Co-V-2 virus (that causes COVID-19) enter and infect healthy cells throughout the body. Notably, there may be more ACE-2 receptors in patients with hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease—conditions plaguing black Americans. Moreover, people with brown skin have lower levels of Vitamin D, a factor in the risk of contracting a SARS-Co-V-2 infection and the severity of COVID-19.
Knowing the higher risk, the DEI folks should have launched an education campaign informing BIPOCs about non-prescription supplements like quercetin, zinc, and vitamin D, as well as prophylaxis or early treatment with inexpensive medications (hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and fluvoxamine, among others) that can significantly reduce symptoms and prevent hospitalizations and deaths.
Instead, the public health gurus waited for vaccines. The guise of “vaccine equity” drew attention away from legitimate concerns about the shots. Despite the increased susceptibility to COVID-19, black Americans remain skeptical of the shot. Folks still remembered the instances where the underserved were “helped” by the government. The 1932 Tuskegee syphilis study denied a group of black men treatment for 40 years. Without informed consent, an experimental measles vaccine was administered to babies starting in 1987. After too many African and Haitian children deaths to ignore, the program was halted.
Able to read, BIPOCs learned about the serious side effects that include sometimes fatal blood clots, facial paralysis, possible menstrual problems, heart inflammation, among others. They wondered why the less effective Johnson & Johnson vaccine was sent to underserved neighborhoods. They wondered why the government had to offer $116 million in prizes, trucks, and customized firearms to encourage people to get the shot. They wondered why the government was going door to door to find BIPOCs to whom to give shots.
In order to swoop in to the rescue, the government-pharmaceutical complex could not allow the 34 million Americans who have had documented COVID-19 or a SARS-CoV-2 infection to depend on their natural immunity. Like a virus escaping from a lab or jumping from a pangolin to infect humans, the government control expanded from BIPOCs to privileged white folks.
What are we to do about the tension between addressing real health disparities and recognizing that racial disparities are used as a cover for manipulating society? Together we rip off the mask of benevolence. As ethical physicians, we pledge to treat all individuals with dignity and respect. We will explain the risks and benefits of their options and let patients decide. As active citizens, we demand prophylaxis, treatments of our choice, and the freedom to choose to receive or decline the shot. We take advantage of the law. A number of courts have been on the patient’s side.
Save yourself. Be bold. Speak up.
Bio: Dr. Singleton is a board-certified anesthesiologist. She is past President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). She graduated from Stanford and earned her MD at UCSF Medical School. Dr. Singleton completed 2 years of Surgery residency at UCSF, then her Anesthesia residency at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital. While still working in the operating room, she attended UC Berkeley Law School, focusing on constitutional law and administrative law. She interned at the National Health Law Project and practiced insurance and health law. She teaches classes in the recognition of elder abuse and constitutional law for non-lawyers. She lives in Oakland, Ca. Website: marilynsingletonmdjd.com; Twitter: @MSingletonMDJD.
8:35 Open For Business with Chris Peyton, Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-A Crater Lake & Pacific Hwy in Medford. (I confess to being a “Fan Boy” for their chicken sandwiches and nuggets/sauces)
What an excellent restaurant (and outstanding food) that we discuss, and how they’re hiring team members, too.
We are locally-owned/Veteran-owned and operated, our family runs the business and we are part of the community. Chick-fil-A’s approach to franchises focuses on Operators becoming part of our communities and neighborhoods and we’re fully committed to this!
We are hiring!!!
- We offer competitive wages, leadership development opportunities, college scholarships, 401K and health care options, and guaranteed Sundays off!
- We also offer promotions that lead to management roles as well as opportunities to grow and progress in Chick-fil-A, Inc., programs.
- We hire local and don’t recruit Team Members from outside the Rogue Valley and we’re happy to be providing quality jobs to our residents
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Tuesday 06-09-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Seth Barron
Acclaimed New York City reporter and editor, Seth Barron has written a new book – THE LAST DAYS OF NEW YORK: A Reporter’s True Tale. In the future, when people ask how New York City fell to pieces, they can be told – in the words of Hemingway – “gradually, then suddenly.” New Yorkers awoke from a slumber of ease and prosperity to discover that their glorious city was not only unprepared for crisis, but that the underpinnings of its fortune had been gutted.
In THE LAST DAYS OF NEW YORK, Seth Barron brings to life the inner workings of how a corrupted political system hollowed out New York City, leaving it especially vulnerable, all in the name of equity and “fairness.” Barron’s insightful reporting of New York City politics and culture makes him uniquely qualified to tell the stories that explain why, after decades of declining crime, seemingly overnight, New York is scary again.
7:10 State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks the Klamath, the Mike Nearman Controversy and other party politics, plus his principled solo NO vote on the recent bias crime “Noose” bill.
7:30 Jo Co Commissioner Herman Baertschiger, state GOP vice chair, more on the Nearman controversy…should the vote proceed to remove Nearman from office?
Monday 06-07-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Will Trachman
In March of this year, President Biden signed into law the latest COVID-19 relief package: the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic’s widespread economic impacts in the agriculture sectors, a $4 billion loan forgiveness program included in the relief package will exclusively benefit minority or “socially disadvantaged” farmers & ranchers. White farmers, regardless of economic or other circumstances, are prohibited from benefiting solely on the basis of race. USDA announced just last week that it will begin payouts to farmers & ranchers of color in June.
Leisl Carpenter, a mother and 6th generation rancher in Wyoming, is suing the Biden Administration, alleging that the racially-discriminatory program violates her rights under the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment Equal Protection guarantee. The suit, Leisl Carpenter v Tom Vilsack and Zach Ducheneaux, was filed Monday in the United States District Court, District of Wyoming.
7:10 Greg Roberts, www.RogueWeather.com and today’s Outdoor Report.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present” Segment, and his read on the financial news.
By Dennis Powers
Orin Palmerton was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, who came to the city of Rogue River in the 1920s and purchased five acres of land from the Skevington family. Located off West Evans Creek Road and a five-minute drive from the city’s downtown, Evans Creek runs through the property before emptying into the Rogue River, west of the Depot Street Bridge.
Palmerton conducted a plant and tree nursery at the property for years; during this time he also planted many domestic and exotic trees from around the world. Orin sold the pristine acreage to Jackson County in 1960, and the City of Rogue River in 1994 acquired it from the county. It is part of the city’s park system, which maintains the park and continues to expand the diversity of the different trees and shrubs.
Palmerton Park is an arboretum—defined as a place for the study and exhibit of trees—with 96 distinct tree specimens found around the world, including pines from Japan, cedars from the Mediterranean, and large coastal redwoods native to the Pacific Northwest. Numerous trees in Ashland’s Lithia Park are also represented here: from different maples, monkey puzzle, and sassafras to the ginkgo, tulip tree, and mimosa.
A large black locust tree jutting into the parking lot greets visitors. The most impressive gathering is just beyond the rest rooms: arborvitae, Arizona cypress, weeping hemlock and deodar cedar. Exhibiting also azaleas, rhododendrons, and other plants and shrubs, the park has meandering paths throughout, a duck pond, playground, and picnic area. The paths are paved with looping walkways that lead to all of the trees, as well as to picnic tables, grills, and playground equipment.
Linking the arboretum to the Anna Classick Bicentennial Park, the bridge over Evans Creek washed away in the New Year’s Day flood of 1997. In its place, an impressive suspension foot-bridge (like a miniature Golden Gate Bridge in one sense) was constructed in its place.
Born in 1924 on the property before Orin Palmerton’s purchase, Dick Skevington not only designed the original crossing over Evans Creek in the late 1980s, he nailed in the last plank into the replacement bridge in 2001. Skevington had built bridges for the National Parks Service for 28 years, before returning to Rogue River at retirement and being elected to the city council and later as its mayor.
Palmerton Park and Arboretum is one of these jewels that tie us into the past with a presence today—and it is a beautiful setting. The little-known park is on five-acres and an easy drive for the experience.
Sources: Dennis M. Powers, “Orin Palmerton Sells His Arboretum to Preserve,”
Jefferson Public Radio, October 24, 2004, at Orin Palmerton; John Darling, “Shhh! One of the county’s best-kept secrets,” Mail Tribune, November 20, 2005; Sanne Specht, “Rogue River Mayor Dick Skevington dies at 84,” Mail Tribune, September 20, 2008; see also “YouTube: Palmerton Park at Rogue River, Oregon” at Video of Park.
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HERE’S LYNN BARTON’S REBUTTAL TO DR. JIM SHAMES OP-ED in Mail Tribune regarding Covid-19 that I said I’d Post: Unleashing Hell
Friday 06-04-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
7:10 Greg Roberts, www.RogueWeather.com and today’s Outdoor Report.
New Book Alleges Robert Kennedy Cover-up of Marilyn Monroe Murder
Published to coincide with what would have been the 95th birthdate of Marilyn Monroe (June 1st), for the first time, based on fifteen years of research, former criminal defense attorney and bestselling author Mark Shaw, the ABC, ESPN and USA Today legal analyst for the Mike Tyson, O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant cases, reveals the “why,” “how” and “by whom” Marilyn Monroe, President John F. Kennedy, and iconic reporter Dorothy Kilgallen were silenced based on motive. The result of Shaw’s investigating the three deaths in reverse order provides a foundation for the new book, which is pubbing on the 95th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s 95th birthday, entitled Collateral Damage: The Mysterious Deaths of Marilyn Monroe, JFK and Dorothy Kilgallen and the Ties That Bind Them to Robert Kennedy and the JFK Assassination
8:10 Eric Fruits is Vice President of Research at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization. Dr. Fruits has been studying state pension funds for nearly two decades. He has developed models of Oregon PERS and testified before the Oregon Supreme Court on legislated PERS reforms. The following is his latest policy paper:
Zero Out Oregon’s PERS Crisis
By adopting a near-zero assumed rate of return, PERS can become solvent in the next decade
By Eric Fruits, Ph.D.
No one wants to talk about the biggest problem facing Oregon. It’s not the pandemic. It’s not homelessness. It’s not racial justice. The biggest crisis facing Oregon is its public employee retirement system, or PERS.
No one wants to talk about PERS because it’s boring, complex, and seemingly intractable. Mention PERS at a cocktail party and suddenly everyone will decide it’s a good time to freshen up their drink. The system is so complex, only a handful of people in the entire state have an idea of how it works. Over the past two decades numerous reforms have been tossed out by the courts, leading most legislators to simply give up making meaningful reforms. In addition, about 1 in 10 registered voters is in PERS. Add in the spouses, children, and others who have a family member in PERS, and you may be up to one-third of voters. Any politician dreaming of tweaking the system runs a real risk of losing their next election.
Nevertheless, there it is—about $25 billion (or more) in PERS unfunded liabilities. By law, these liabilities must be paid down. To get out of this hole, PERS effectively taxes state and local government payrolls. Currently, the average rate across all state and local governments is about 18% of payroll. For example, if a city employee earned a $60,000 salary, the city would have to pay $10,800 into PERS for that employee.
Many local governments pay much more than 18%. The latest presentation to the PERS Board shows a local school district paying almost 30% of payroll to the retirement system.
That’s a lot of money and it goes a long way toward explaining why Oregon is failing in so many areas. Outrageous PERS costs are why Oregon class sizes are so large and our graduation rates are the third worst in the country. Public safety is out of control because PERS drives up the cost of hiring law enforcement officers. Oregon’s foster care system has a body count because PERS makes it nearly impossible to afford enough caseworkers. Name a service that the state is failing to deliver, and you’ll find that PERS costs will be one of the key contributing factors.
I won’t dwell on all the reasons PERS became a 20-year crisis. One of the reasons, however, is an unrealistic assumption of how much PERS investments earn over time. Put simply, the PERS Board has a history of being overly optimistic about how much money the PERS fund will earn. Over the past 10 years, the actual earnings have underperformed the Board’s “benchmark” returns.
Because of the way the system works, if actual earnings don’t meet or exceed the benchmark, the PERS hole gets bigger. Even if the investments are making money, if they don’t make enough money, the problem gets worse.
Why is the assumed rate of earnings so important?
First, it feeds into projections of how big the PERS fund will grow. If earnings are big, the fund grows bigger. If the earnings are small, the fund grows slower or may shrink. If markets tank and the earnings are negative, the fund loses money. Every time the stock market crashes, a new and bigger PERS crisis follows.
Second—and more importantly—many PERS beneficiaries’ accounts are “credited” with the assumed rate. It doesn’t matter how the fund actually performs. The current assumed rate is 7.2%. If the fund is up by 15%, Tier One beneficiaries are credited with 7.2%. If the fund is down by 15%, they are still credited with 7.2%. This crediting system bakes in a massive downside risk. If the actual returns are less than the assumed rate, the PERS crisis worsens.
There is no economic rationale for tying the assumed rate of return to the crediting of accounts, but that’s the law today. That law should be changed to unlink the crediting of accounts from the PERS Board’s assumed rate. But, since there’s no realistic hope that the legislature will enact a delinking, we have to work with what we’ve got.
Over the next few months the PERS Board will be meeting to decide whether to lower its assumed rate of return. There will be numerous meetings with presentations, models, and discussions. Tune into one of the meetings and you’ll get the impression that this is all a very serious discussion. It’s not.
The assumed rate is all fiction.
The assumed rate of return is just that: an assumption. And, it’s often wrong. Over the past 20 years of PERS fund earnings, actual earnings were about 1.3 percentage points lower than the assumed rate. Over that same period, the PERS unfunded liability has exploded from $1.5 billion to nearly $25 billion. These mistakes really add up over time.
Because the legislature won’t act, the PERS Board can—and must—take the lead. It must end the fiction that the PERS fund can generate enormous earnings year over year. It hasn’t done so in the past and it won’t do so in the future.
This week, the PERS Board will consider options to lower their earnings expectations from 7.2% a year to as low as 6.8% a year. That’s not enough.
A possible solution: lower expectations.
The PERS Board must go lower. Much lower. As close to zero as possible, like the rate on a 30-year Treasury, or about 2.3%. There are both short-term and long-term implications.
In the short term, the payroll rates paid by state and local governments will increase, perhaps substantially. But, PERS has “collaring” rules that strictly limit how much rates can increase over each rate setting period.
Over the long term, with a near-zero assumed rate, the PERS fund returns will almost always beat the assumed rate. Each year of above-assumed earnings will whittle down the unfunded liability and reduce employer rates over time. My back-of-the-envelope estimates suggest the unfunded liability can be eliminated in 5-10 years. Our governments can get back to delivering services rather than raising taxes. In contrast, under the current system, the unfunded liability will never disappear.
At a minimum, the PERS Board must direct its actuaries to run the numbers. PERS is too big and complicated for back-of-the-envelope calculations. The PERS actuaries have the numbers and the models to give the Board both short- and long-run estimates of the consequences of a near-zero assumed rate. But, without the analysis, the Board will be left guessing to make the same mistakes the last two decades of PERS Boards have made.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. These are desperate times for PERS and the Board must at least consider a near-zero assumed rate of return
Thursday 06-02-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Tom Kelly, president and CEO of IDX, a leading data breach response provider. We talk about the aftermath implications of these recent cyber attacks, the need for corporations to adapt a cybersecurity plan, and what the ongoing slew of recent cyber attacks among high profile companies means for Americans. Find out more about IDX and its services at www.IDX.US
The world’s largest meat supplier, JBS Foods has been the victim of a cyber attack, according to a statement announced Monday evening. The company has felt an immediate impact and has had to halt current operations in a time when meat demand is massive, amid current shortages.
This comes just on the heels of the recent US oil pipeline cyber attack that sent gas prices soaring and propelled further panic among Americans.
Unfortunately, the full extent of the cyber attack is unknown, but here is the blunt truth — most organizations don’t have the technology or know-how to prevent, not to mention detect, a breach of this sophistication.
8:10 Cynthia Hayes is a cancer survivor and patient advocate – This upcoming Sunday, June 6, is Cancer Survivors Day. Survival is a challenging concept when applied to cancer. When is the event actually over and how do we know when we are okay, physically and emotionally? Cancer patients undergo not only a physical experience, but also an emotional transformation, according to Cynthia Hayes– a cancer survivor, patient advocate, and author of the new #1 Best-Selling book, The Big Ordeal: Understanding and Managing the Psychological Turmoil of Cancer— written in collaboration with a psychologist and two oncologists.
8:35 Oregon 2nd District U.S. Congressman Cliff Bentz and I dig in to the controversial vote on the commission to investigate the January 6th Capitol attack, what is going on at the Klamath project, drought, the fight for resources, and what about the Klamath Dam removal push?
Wednesday 06-02-21 Bill Meyer Show Guest information
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at www.EPAutos.com
Some of his articles we discuss include “International Slow Driving Month?” https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/05/31/international-slow-driving-month/
The Arrogance of “One Size Fits All” – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/05/31/the-arrogance-of-one-size-fits-all/
The Genesis G80 Review – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/06/01/2021-genesis-g80/
7:35 Alain Burrese, author of “Survive a Shooting” and the Director of Training for Reflex Protect. (A special kind of self-defense spray designed to be friendlier to the people you’re NOT spraying…unlike pepper spray)
Alain Burrese is a former Army Sniper, a fifth degree black belt, and a certified Active Shooter Response instructor.
He is the author of 9 books and 11 instructional DVDs and teaches a common-sense approach to staying safe and defending yourself through his Survive a Shooting and Survive and Defend programs and websites.
Improve your survivability by contacting Alain today for a quote for your organization at (406) 544-7410.
8:35 Randal Lee with Advanced Air and today’s “Open For Business” and we catch up with great deals and service tips for your HVAC. www.MyAdvancedAir.com 541-772-6866
Bill Meyer Guest Info for Tuesday 6-01-21
7:10 Greg Roberts, Rogue Weather Dot Com and today’s outdoor report.
7:20 State Rep Kim Wallan updates us on the latest legislative activity, and bills to watch out for.
7:35 Jo Co Commissioner Herman Baertschiger explores concerns he has over various state bills in play.
8:10 Captain William E. Simpson II is a naturalist/rancher living among and studying native species American wild horses. He is recognized expert on wild horses and their management by numerous county and federal officials. Mr. Simpson is the author of two published books and more than 100 published articles on subjects related to wild horses, wildlife, wildfire, and public land (forest) management. Today we talk about potential attacks on endangered species on the Klamath Dams. Is it being done to “cleanse” them of endangered species, clearing the way for dam removal?
‘Kill Zone’ Established At Klamath Dams Shoreline Ecosystem?
By: William E. Simpson II
Workers from RES have clear-cut all vegetative cover at Iron Gate Lake shoreline: Photo; William E. Simpson II
A critical and compelling argument for keeping the Klamath Dams in place involves losing the habitats for the threatened and endangered species at the lakes formed behind the Klamath River dams.
The lakes behind the dams, especially Iron Gate Lake and Copco Lake provide habitat for numerous endangered and threatened species of flora and fauna, which arguably have not been properly or objectively assessed beyond dated assessments made by contractors hired by same people who benefit the most by dam removal. Such assessments are arguably biased and prejudiced.
READ THE FULL PDF ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS – Kill Zone At Klamath Lake – William E. Simpson
Capt. William E. Simpson II – USMM Ret.
Naturalist – Author – Conservationist
Wild Horse Ranch
P.O. Bx. 202 – Yreka, CA 96097
Author @ HorseTalk
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