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Thursday 6-23-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Dr. G. Keith Smith, a board certified anesthesiologist in private practice since 1990. In 1997, he co-founded The Surgery Center of Oklahoma, an outpatient surgery center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, owned by over 90 of the top physicians and surgeons in central Oklahoma. Dr. Smith serves as the medical director, CEO and managing partner while maintaining an active anesthesia practice.
Should We Trust the Government with Our Health?
by: G. Keith Smith, M.D.
As government is telling us where we can go and how we must behave during the COVID pandemic, we must have faith that our government cares about our health. Right? Government and medical practice can be blended and work well together. Right?
Before we grant government more control over our well-being, I believe we should look at how it has cared for us in the past.
In the 1920s, the federal government deliberately poisoned, by some counts, 250,000 Americans. There was never even an acknowledgement, much less an apology. As its interdiction efforts during Prohibition were largely failing, Uncle Sam simply required the addition of methanol to industrial alcohol they knew would be diverted for drinking purposes. Many died, developed kidney failure, or went blind from methanol’s effects on the optic nerve. (This where the saying “blind drunk” originated.)
Any time a politician or bureaucrat proposes a surrender of freedoms in the interest of our safety, I can’t help but think about our government’s murderous past. Prohibition was not the only time that the federal government thought deliberately killing Americans was a good idea.
President John F. Kennedy spared many lives when he rejected the deliberate shooting down of an American jetliner in a false flag attack the Pentagon dubbed Operation Northwoods. Cubans were to be blamed, providing a justification for the invasion of their island. Once again, there was no acknowledgement and no apology for such homicidal insanity.
Why aren’t any claims by the government that they have our best health interests at heart met with skepticism, when targeting Americans has historically been actual policy? A short editorial cannot begin to accommodate a fraction of the murderous lies that have been promoted by those who “want to keep us safe.”
We must distinguish those who claim our safety as a priority, but obviously don’t mean it, from those who make the claim and do mean it: the vast majority of medical professionals. I believe we should guard against intermixing groups with these disparate objectives.
When was the last time you heard a politician admit to an error? Not some “I’m rethinking this” sort of whitewash, but a forthright “I was dead wrong” statement and “I’m sorry.” Even if caught red-handed, no politician or bureaucrat will likely ever say this unless they want to commit career suicide.
Physicians, in contrast, make a diagnosis, implement preliminary treatment, then look for any and every sign and lab result that would prove them wrong. Savvy doctors also rely on experienced nurses to call into question treatment decisions. Proven wrong, physicians then choose another path and treatment, acknowledging that they have been fooled.
Having learned from their “mistakes” and near-misses, seasoned physicians are subsequently less likely to fall prey to “decoy” or “false flag” presentations masquerading as illness. Countless patients are alive because of this physician desire to discover and admit error. The withering criticism every physician in training has received is largely meant to instill this vigilance for error, the opposite of the mindset of the politician, who can admit no wrong.
What happens if we try to mix two professions with diametrically opposed interests: one whose sole interest is getting re-elected, and the other whose sole interest is determining the true nature of a patient’s distress? Hasn’t the experience of the last two years shined a light on medical treatment, government style? Clearly, putting those who can never admit mistakes in charge of those whose admission of mistakes is a life-saving part of their profession invites disaster, as we have seen.
While it is difficult to find truth in the media fog, I believe we can narrow things down by excluding the statements of those who have lied to us in the past. Not those who have simply been mistaken, but those who have attempted to deceive, usually to save themselves or further their own interests.
We should remember that those deceivers in the political world who have purposefully killed or who have proposed killing Americans have never acknowledged this or apologized. To think that “they are not lying this time” is no different from believing that Lucy will faithfully hold the football for Charlie Brown.
I believe we should insulate the medical profession from the political profession, which has embraced the idea that the end justifies the means. Distinguishing the professional ethics and methods of politicians and the medical profession should help us not only reject further government intervention in medicine but begin the process of rooting it out altogether.
Dr. Smith resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and his direct email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
7:10 Rob Schlapfer joins me from Rise Up Oregon www.RiseUpOregon.com and he blows the roof off of the Jakcon County Library Services push for “wokism”. He’s asking that the community show up at the next JCLS Board meeting Wednesday July 20th, 4-6pm at the Jackson County Library in Downtown Medford. Rob says we need to say NO to the “Land Acknowledgement” and YES to the library being ideologically neutral. Sign up at www.RiseUpOregon.com and you can email Rob@RiseupOregon.com
Look at the library website: www.jcls.org to find the Land Acknowledgement statement and see the blog articles.
Wednesday 6-22-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at www.EpAutos.com for today’s “Wheels Up Wednesday” on cars, politics, prepping and a lot more. Some of our discussion points today:
The Complicit Party – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/06/22/the-complicit-party/
2023 Chrysler 300 Review – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/06/18/2023-chrysler-300/
What to Know About Going Old Before You Do – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/06/20/what-to-know-about-going-old-before-you-do/
7:10 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger, and we talk about the challenge for Jo Co Sheriffs Department funding.
Tuesday 6-21-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 AK Kamara from Project 21 – Project 21 member Abdul-Rahman Magba-Kamara – commonly known as AK – owns a delivery business in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. He also co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Black Republican Black Democrat” that discusses, debates and argues about political, cultural and social issues. AK has worked for several ideological conservative organizations. His most memorable work was with CFACT, a free-market environmental organization. In 2012, he went undercover at the United Nations RIO +20 conference and the 2012 ICLEI conference to document radical environmental leftists.
We talk about their latest campaign: Juneteenth Must Not Replace Independence Day – Black Activists Oppose Radical Left Effort
to Subvert American History
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Must read of the day from STEVE KIRSCH on the vaccines:
Monday 6-20-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Michael Pack, filmmaker and co-author of Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words. With the Supreme Court poised for imminent, landmark rulings, Regnery Publishing announced today that on Tuesday, June 21, they are releasing a new book that provides unique, never before seen exclusive interviews with Justice Clarence Thomas, the court’s most senior justice. He weighs in on abortion, affirmative action, overturning precedent, Joe Biden and the perpetual attacks against him over 30+ years.
The book (link) is taken from many hours of interviews that were not included in the award-winning film Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words. The book bears the same title and is edited by Michael Pack, who produced and directed the film, and Mark Paoletta, an attorney who served as Assistant Counsel to President George H.W. Bush and played a key role in the confirmation of Justice Thomas.
The book is available right now for pre-order here and will be in bookstores on Tuesday, June 21.
7:35 State Senator Dennis Linthicum discusses part 5 of his newsletter series “Fractured Bedrock”. Today’s focus is on election integrity: https://mailchi.mp/electdennis/election_integrity5_0613-1500001?e=0491e75abc
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers www.DennisPowersBooks.com with “Where Past meets Present”
By Dennis Powers
The growth of Josephine County and Grants Pass was based on gold mining and the railroad. Learning about the newly discovered gold finds in Jacksonville in 1852, sailors deserted their ship near Crescent City and found rich gold deposits in the Illinois Valley, 25 miles south of present-day Grants Pass. Known as “Sailor Diggings” (then in Jackson County), its population of several thousands made it an important mining center. Later named Waldo, numbers of the miners left six years later for British Columbia’s Frazier River with the news of its gold discoveries. Gold mining centers in the Illinois Valley as Sailor Diggings, Althouse, and others vanished over time with little remains left behind.
With its importance as a gold mining region, however, Josephine County was carved from a portion of Jackson County in 1856; it was named for Josephine Rollins, the first non-Native American woman to settle in Southern Oregon. Before the easy-to-find gold was exhausted, Sailor Diggings was the first county seat, and later when renamed as Waldo. The settlement was naturally rustic and remote; for example, the courthouse was a log house bought from a local settler. By 1857, however, the population center had shifted to Kerbyville in the Illinois Valley, a town settled earlier by James Kerby—and the county seat again moved.
By 1873, the county’s population was said to be 1,500 and only seven towns were listed: Althouse, Kerbyville, Leland, Slate Creek, Waldo, Williamsburg, and Wolf Creek. Most commercial activity centered on gold mining and supplying the miners with their needs. A few hotels existed but more saloons as tent cities were a basic part of every town; and the miners came and left depending on where the gold was.
Orson Gilbert had settled on a donation claim in 1854 that later became Grants Pass. The small village was first named Perkinsville, and then was little more than a stagecoach stop in the 1860s; however, the coming of the Oregon & California Railroad (“O&C”) changed everything. The stop was located centrally on the railroad’s path, on the Rogue River, and as building track was very expensive, the surveyed line lined up nicely with the settlement of Rogue River, the next selected station stop.
The O&C line was completed to Grants Pass on Christmas Eve, 1883. With the railroad in place, businesses sprang up to serve the train passengers and those coming to make it their new home. Hotels, stores, saloons, and churches appeared in wood structures along Front Street, or what is now “G” Street. Within five years of the railroad’s coming, the population doubled from 2,500 residents to nearly 5,000.
A leading citizen, Henry Miller, soon built an extensive saw mill that covered nearly 10 acres in the town’s middle; this operation became its largest employer with some 300 employees. Miller then spearheaded the move to make Grants Pass the county seat in 1896 and was successful. He also lobbied the state for an appropriation of $7,000 to build the first bridge that spanned the Rogue River, downstream from the current Caveman Bridge.
Tradesmen, farmers, lumbermen, and orchardists over time settled around the city and replaced the transient miners who moved on. With its location and transportation network, Grants Pass became the county’s trading center. By the 1890s the city had its own opera house, the first of several bridges crossing the Rogue, a water company, and light and power, generated from a dam a few hundred feet west of Caveman Bridge.
The town’s name was in honor of General U.S. Grant’s capture of Vicksburg in 1863. When this news reached the area, the nearby stagecoach station was so named. Once Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th President of the United States (1869 to 1877), the name became a fixture. The post office moved near the railroad depot, taking the name with it. Even into the 1900s, the town retained the original spelling of “Grant’s Pass,” using the apostrophe—before finally dropping the punctuation.
When gold mining played out, Grants Pass’s fortunes fluctuated with the economics of the timber industry. With the opening of the Oregon Caves to the public with a 1920’s road completion, Grants Pass was on the route to the Pacific Ocean and became more tourist-centered. After the Great Depression, World War II, and into the 1980s, the timber industry had its ups and down but then stagnated. With its fabled Rogue River fishing, river explorations (seen in the growth of Hellgate Jet Boats), and outdoors becoming popular, the city became more retiree and tourist-oriented, joining farming, dairying, and even planting vineyards as economic activities.
The population of Grants Pass is presently 35,000, or roughly 40% of Josephine County’s 85,000, and a vast improvement from the mining camps that had once been the county seat–and still the center for Josephine County.
Sources: Stacy Stumbo and Patti Richter, “First County Seat was Sailor Diggins, later called Waldo,” Daily Courier, March 11, 2010, at Grants Pass History; Dennis M. Powers, Where Past Meets Present. Hellgate Press: Ashland, Oregon, 2017 (“Grants Pass,” Pp. 404-406).