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Bill Meyer’s Blog & Guest Information: June 1 to June 5, 2020

6-1 to 6-5-2020

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Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy joins Bill for the Weekly Transportation News Segment.

Today, we’ll talk with Eric about The Orange Man and the Cafe Karens, which you can read his article below, for more on the subject.

The Orange Man and the CAFE KARENS

Read more cool stuff from Eric, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:10: Dr. Anne Hendershott, Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University talks with Bill this morning.

In her recent American Spectator piece Dr. Anne Hendershott argues that progressive Minnesota politicians like Governor Tim Walz have been mistakenly advancing the narrative that “outsiders” were responsible for the violence, the looting, and the arson.

Dr. Hendershott draws from arrest data to demonstrate that the rioters are not all “outside agitators” hired to create chaos.

Rather, public records from jail rosters show that the overwhelming majority of those arrested for rioting, unlawful assembly, disturbing the peace, and burglary related crimes from Friday, May 29, through Sunday, May 31, listed Minnesota as their address.

7:55: Kevin Christy, “The Man In The Truck,” who drove through protestors in Medford on Monday is here to tell us his side of the story, as he drove home from work, and was met with a wall of “peaceful protestors.”

8:45: Randall Lee with Advanced Air joins Bill this morning for the Open For Business Segment.

Today, we’ll talk with Randall about some of the great deals that Advanced Air offers, and some other things like:

  • Factory rebates expire at the end of June
  • Planned maintenance should be scheduled and performed now
    • Don’t wait for extreme heat and system failure
    • There is a distinction between maintenance and repair service

Call today: 541-772-6866

Or go online: MyAdvancedAir.com


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

7:45: Herman Baertschiger Jr, Oregon State Senator and Josephine County Commissioner Elect chats with Bill about the latest goings-on in the State Senate and more!

8:10: Jeremy Dys, Special Counsel for Litigation and Communitcation at First Liberty chats with Bill.

How did we end up where we are with the riots? First Liberty’s Jeremy Dys believes that what it boils down to is a pattern of suppressing civil rights which leads to an abuse of power. Case in point, how states cracked down on houses of worship during the pandemic.

“The last three months reveal that too many state and local officials often resist that limitation on their power. The truth serum embedded in the coronavirus appears to be that it reveals the lust for power dormant in many public officials. They believe it within their power to, like a light switch, turn civil rights on or off as they see fit.”

Newsweek – The Bill of Rights Is Not Dead Yet

How did we go from Minneapolis’ Mayor Frey declaring that a church wanting to hold in-person services at 25% capacity would be a “public health disaster,” to four days later Mayor Frey distributing masks to protestors who are not respecting social distancing? We’ll discuss it.

8:45: Mike McCoy with Skillbillies talks with Bill for today’s edition of Open For Business.

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Bill’s Guests: Monday, June 1, 2020

6:40: Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com chats with Bill this morning.

ExxonMobil held its annual shareholders meeting in which it laid out its efforts to advance lower-emissions technologies, including carbon capture. Former Trump EPA transition team member and publisher of JunkScience.com, Steve Milloy, attended the meeting and presented a proposal to the company relaying concern about 1) its honesty with shareholders regarding their “green” promises and 2) its misleading statements when filing with the SEC.

Milloy echoed these concerns in a Wall Street Journal op-ed last week. In the piece, he addresses corporations’ transparency with shareholders about claims that they’re “green,” that they’re “closer to zero than hero” as well as their misleading statements when filing.

From Steve’s op-ed: 

“If a company wants to tout emissions cuts, for example, it should mention that man-made emissions of greenhouse gases are 55.3 billion tons a year and are going up, according to the U.N. Or if a utility wants to boast about closing a few coal plants, it must also describe how there are hundreds, perhaps more than 1,000, new coal plants being built around the world. Shareholders should know that in a global context, corporate actions on climate are a lot smaller than advertised—closer to zero than hero.”

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian jons the show for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”

Steve Roe

by Dennis Powers

Steve Roe’s father, Ross, started working with General Motors in Illinois in 1950 and secured his Michigan car dealership in 1967. Born in 1956, Steve Roe graduated in 1975 from Sault High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. While attending high school he started working for his dad’s “Roe Chevrolet Oldsmobile” in 1972 and continued working in different departments of the family business for some ten years (his favorite part was “selling and servicing snowmobiles”).

During this time, he attended Northwood University in mid-Michigan and graduated in 1978 with his BBA in Accounting and Automotive Marketing. Continuing with another dealership in Durand, Michigan, and then the family dealership, Steve’s dad later sold his dealership in 1983.   

When the Roe family decided to move West in 1983, they spent nine months looking for a dealership, as Ross and Steve did most of the traveling. The timing was good at this time, as Ross’s two youngest children Lori and Brad were just out of high school, and brothers Steve and Jim Roe were still single. They had come as a family.

A dealer in Portland advised them to talk to Dick Bartle in Grants Pass. Steve remembers talking about the dealership in beautiful Riverside Park, and staying the night at Patrick’s Creek Lodge on the way to Crescent City, which imprinted the beauty of this region on the family. After buying the local Bartle-McKee dealership, the entire family for a time lived in a mobile home on Leonard Road.

In 1983, Steve Roe became the General Manager of Roe Motors, a position that he still fulfills to today. The business thrived over time, and after the tough times in the Great Recession, thrived again to include expanding its downtown location to nearby lots. A Cadillac, Buick and GMC dealership, the company earned the 2010 and 2016 Better Business Bureau “Business of the Year” award for Oregon and SW Washington, as well as the 2011 Cadillac Master Dealer award. In addition, Roe Motors was the only Cadillac dealer in Oregon and Washington to earn this award based on excellent Cadillac sales and high customer satisfaction. The Roe family was awarded the 2015 Family Business of the Year from the OSU- Austin School of Business.

Ross Roe believed in helping his community and among his many achievements before his death at age 91 in 2019 was his involvement in building the Performing Arts Center in Grants Pass and the annual Josephine County Tree Planting youth event. Dating back to earning the rank of Eagle Scout as a teenager, Steve also continued his father’s involvement and personally committed to community organizing and contribution.

Examples include work and board of directorships with the Josephine County/Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce, Asante Health System board (2002–present, including Chairman of the Board), Rogue Gateway Rotary (Grants Pass and since 1992), Four Way Community Foundation (serving Josephine and Western Jackson counties) , Oregon Community Foundation–Southern Oregon Leadership Council, and the Crater Lake Boy Scout Council.

In 2016, Steve followed through with a promise to shave his head when the Roe Motors team met its fundraising goal in raising $15,000 for the Grants Pass Relay for Life. In addition, Roe Motors raised over $4,000 in a five-hour car wash to benefit the Blue Slide Project for a handicap accessible playground at Parkside School in Grants Pass.

He enjoys volunteering with his therapy dogs at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Steve is married to Kristi Roe and they have five grandchildren. He enjoys spending time at Diamond Lake (riding his snowmobile over the trails in the winter), reading, technology and giving back to others. Yes, he stands out not only for his accomplishments, but also for his unselfish time commitment to make this region better.

Sources: “Steve Roe” at Background; KOBI-5 TV, “A man and his dog making a difference in the Rogue Valley,” at Service with Therapy Dogs; Grants Pass Daily Courier, “Roe Motors Enjoys Giving Back to the Community,” December 8, 2019 at Company Contributions; “Roe Motors”, Grants Pass Daily Courier, February 24, 2017, at History.

Bill Meyer’s Blog & Guest Information: 5-25 to 5-29-2020

5-25 to 5-29-2020

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Bill’s Guests: Thursday, May 28, 2020

6:35: Pat Trueman, President & CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation talks with Bill.

U.S. Catholic Bishops have recently urged the Department of Justice to enforce obscenity laws. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) agrees and says that the key to ending increased online child sexual exploitation is by prosecuting obscenity. “With five a year, you’d put the porn industry out of business,” said Patrick Trueman, president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, in a May 15 interview with Catholic News Service.

7:10: Colleen Roberts, Jackson County Commissioner talks with Bill. We’ll talk with Colleen about the Commission’s unanimous vote to extend the Governor’s State of Emergency in the county.

7:35: Kim Thatcher, GOP candidate for Oregon Secretary of State chats with Bill this morning. Get more information on Kim and her efforts to be the next Secretary of State, over at: KimThatcher.com

8:35: Matt Duste of Dusty’s Transmissions talks with Bill, as part of today’s Open For Business segment.

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ONLINE: DustysTransmissions.com

5-18 to 5-22-2020: Bill Meyer’s Blog & Guest Information

5-18 to 5-22-2020

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Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy, talks with Bill. It’s the weekly Transportation News Segment.

To read some awesome stuff from Eric, and check out his reviews of the latest cars, trucks SUVs and bikes, head on over to EPAutos.com.

7:10: Cliff Bentz, GOP nominee for Oregon, U.S. Representative, District 2 chats with Bill after his win in the primary election last night. Head over to CliffBentz.com to help out Cliff as he runs for Congress.

7:35: Dr. Jane Orient MD chats with Bill this morning. Are we moving towards a vaccine for the coronavirus too fast? Here’s Dr. Orient’s Op-ed on this particular subject.

Vaccine at ‘Warp Speed’? Let’s Think About It, Mr. President

by Jane M. Orient, M.D.

The idea of moving at “warp speed” probably resonates with Star Wars fans. A galactic empire is impossible if it takes 100 years for a signal, much less a warship, to move from one system to another at the universal speed limit, 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light

Serious science fiction lovers know that the warp drive does not traverse space at faster-than-light speeds. It warps space, or leaps through another dimension—it takes a massive shortcut.

So, what’s the shortcut for vaccine development? 

  • Safety testing? It is impossible to test for long-term consequences without observing recipients for a long time—not a few days or weeks. If experts are worrying about long-term effects of having the disease, why not about the vaccine? If one consequence might be a massive immune over-reaction to a later exposure to the coronavirus, we’d need to await another outbreak.
  • Efficacy testing? One way to test for efficacy is to find an animal model. See whether unvaccinated animals get the disease when deliberately exposed, while vaccinated ones are protected. If this works, you still need to test humans: vaccinate one group, give one group a placebo, and see whether a larger proportion of the unvaccinated get sick. Normally, you would wait to see how the subjects fare in the real world, where they might get naturally exposed during their usual activities. This takes time. You could speed this up by giving them all a dose of the virus, which might kill some of them. That would be unethical—wouldn’t it?
  • One could test for antibodies, but do they work? Some are asserting that the antibodies that survivors have might not protect them. Why would the vaccine antibodies be better? For one thing, the virus might mutate. Maybe it already has.

Then what about production and distribution?

  • How about sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into producing various vaccine candidates, just in case they work? Then you could just waste it all if they don’t.
  • For distribution, why not mobilize the armed forces to quickly vaccinate 300 million people? Our furloughed medical workers might not be up to the job. Might arms be needed if people resist? Incidentally, if everybody gets the vaccine, there’s no control group. Doesn’t the scientific method call for one?

Why the hurry?

Experts like Tony Fauci and Bill Gates say we cannot go back to work until there’s “a vaccine.” (Note that they did not say “a safe and effective vaccine.”)

In fact, we could go back today—if the government were not stopping us.

One reason for hurry is that the epidemic might be gone, and the vaccinators couldn’t take the credit. We have no vaccine for the “Spanish” flu of 1918, the “Asian” flu of 1958, or the “Hong Kong” flu of 1968, all of which killed far more than the current pandemic, and all of which went away. A speedy vaccine, which was developed for the predicted 1976 mass extinction/swine flu pandemic that never was, resulted in deaths and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Humanity survived many waves of far more deadly pestilence before vaccines. The smallpox vaccine may have finally eliminated smallpox, but smallpox lesions were identified in Egyptian mummies from the 3rd century B.C., but not in earlier or later mummies. It re-emerged in the 6th and 7th centuries A.D., disappeared until the 11th century, then after being almost absent for about 300 years re-emerged in the 15th century.

In 2020, much has happened with amazing speed: the flattening of the economy, the suspension of civil liberties, the destruction of medical practices. Censorship of any information that the World Health Organization (WHO) doesn’t like, for example about potential game-changers like vitamin D and high-dose vitamin C. The declaration of a new drug remdesivir as the “standard of care” after an underwhelming study was prematurely stopped. The sequencing of the coronavirus genome. Revolutionary experimental DNA and RNA vaccine technologies.

Those who were seemingly prescient about the potential of coronavirus—Bill Gates holds a 2015 patent on a coronavirus created with recombinant gene technology, and the Gates Foundation held a crisis simulation modeled on a coronavirus in October 2019—did nothing to shore up preparedness measures such as equipment stockpiles.

Fear spreads at the speed of light. After 70 years and 100 million users of antimalarial drugs with remarkable safety, FDA is inspiring fear of heart problems from using hydroxychloroquine or azithromycin for COVID-10—but don’t worry if it’s for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or malaria.

We need an immediate return to letting doctors practice and letting people work. They need accurate information, so they can make prudent decisions about protecting themselves and their loved ones. We need an immediate end to the dictatorial influence of a few long-entrenched “experts” or media giants, and investigations of conflicts of interest with all deliberate speed.

What we do NOT need is panic-inspired warping of safety testing.

8:20: Cherisse from No Wires Now talks with Bill for the Open For Business segment.

8:40: Kevin Mannix, an attorney with the Pacific Justice Institute talks with Bill today. Kevin in leading the charge in a lot of lawsuits against Governor’s executive orders.


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform talks with Bill today.

Dem Controlled House Passes Mass Amnesty Bill

On Friday, House Democrats passed the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800), a $3 trillion stimulus package that also checks off just about every box on the radical left’s wish list. Among those radical left wishes, the bill would bestow billions of dollars in benefits to the country’s 14.3 million illegal aliens. In addition to direct payments to illegal aliens, the HEROES Act is filled with open borders immigration policies that do nothing to assist the more than 33 million unemployed Americans displaced by COVID-19.

Below is what you need to know about the bill:

Amnesty

  • Calls to end deportation for illegal aliens performing so-called “critical infrastructure” work. This category is so wide-ranging as to encompass a list of occupations including agriculture, food production, transportation, construction, and more.
  • Protects employers who hire illegal aliens to do these broadly defined “critical infrastructure jobs” – encouraging them to hire more illegal aliens for lower wages, rather than hiring unemployed American workers.
  • Offers de facto amnesty for nearly every working illegal alien in the country since there is no listed end date. As the ongoing battles over DACA and TPS demonstrate, once “temporary” protections are granted, they become nearly impossible to end.

See more over at FAIRus.org

7:35: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls the show to give you an update on the shutdown, and a potential $3 billion dollar hole in the state budget.

8:10: Ed, aka Mr. X, chats with Bill. We’ll delve into the Oregon Supreme Court’s stay of Governor Kate Brown’s coronavirus, stay at home orders, and other issues going on around the state.


Bill’s Guests: Monday, May 18, 2020

6:35: Michael Pack, Producer and Director of a new Award-Winning documentary on Justice Clarence Thomas.

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words, will be nationally broadcast on PBS beginning today. You can watch the film on Southern Oregon PBS, channel 8, beginning at 10pm.

Pack knows the story of Clarence Thomas first hand, having interviewed both Thomas and his wife, Ginni, for over 30 hours to create this groundbreaking film. In the piece, he writes the following:

“For a while, Thomas did see himself as a victim. In his college years at Holy Cross, during the tumultuous ’60s, he and others in the Black Student Union supported Malcolm X, the Panthers, and, as he says, “anyone who was in your face.”  Thomas says, “Racism and race explained everything.” Finally, during an anti-war rally at Harvard that became a near riot, he was shocked by the violence he felt welling up in him, until he found himself in front of the chapel at Holy Cross in the middle of night, asking God, “If you take anger out of my heart, I’ll never hate again.”

Read Michael’s Op-Ed at FoxNews.com about the documentary:

Here are a couple of more clips from the film that you can view:

Hungry and Cold

Different Rules

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report. Check out more, all over at RogueWeather.com.

7:35: Roger Fredinburg, local talk show host chats with Bill. Roger is rasing the issue that many people who are registered Republicans are not receiving GOP primary ballots.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill today for the weekly segment: Visiting Past & Present. See more from Dr. Powers, all over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.

Pat McCoy Moran: Jazz Pianist/Songwriter

by Dennis Powers

Patti Moran was born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1934. Her first musical memory was hearing her father playing ragtime pieces on a piano in their living room–and he was from a long-line of musicians. At the age of four, this diminutive little girl from the plains of Eastern Oklahoma, climbed upon the piano bench, stretched her fingers over the keys, and began to make music.

At the age of 12, Patti was playing with symphony orchestras and a few years later received a scholarship to study piano privately with Edwin Hughes, the Professor of Music at Juilliard. She headed to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music to be a concert pianist, but after listening to a concert by famed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, Patti changed music directions into “progressive” jazz.

The next year, she was in Chicago where she learned to play bebop. She founded the Pat Moran Quartet, which later became the Pat Moran Trio, and played New York’s Hickory House, the Birdland and the Blue Note concerts in Chicago. The young, talented Moran performed with singer Beverly Kelly, bassist John Doling, and drummer John Whited. In the mid-1950s, she released two albums for Bethlehem Records. Later releasing albums for the Audio Fidelity label, Patti also performed (1959 – 1961) with Mel Torme, Oscar Pettiford, and the Terry Gibbs Dream Band.

Her recordings include: “Porgy and Bess” with Duke Ellington and Mel Torme; “The Pat Moran Quartet” (while at Birdland); “This is Pat Moran” with virtuoso bassist, Scott La Faro. During the 1950s and 60s in Las Vegas, she had Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and even Elvis frequenting her show. In the late 1950’s, she was on the “Tonight Show” when hosted by Steven Allen; Andy Williams and Jonathan Winters were on this show with her.

Even with all of these accolades, Patti never enjoyed travelling the jazz circuit. One night in Denver, Colorado, she met a soldier, Mike McCoy, who was heading over to Vietnam. A year (or so) later, she married Mike and became Pat Moran McCoy. In the mid-1960s, she pulled away from the national jazz scene and they moved to Ashland. Mike was from Oregon and they began raising their family of five children–Sean, Alison, Aaron, Gabriel, and Kelly–with all heading at one time or another into singing and/or musical careers.

Patti first worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival “rehearsing the music and playing the shows.” She also recorded two CDs in Los Angeles, continued her concerts, and wrote jingles for the ad agency that Mike started. She opened the first jazz concert (1979) ever played at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville with Dave Brubeck.

In the early 1980s, Moran released an album of children’s songs, “Shakin’ Loose with Mother Goose,” in collaboration with Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows. The album’s companion book was awarded the American Book Award.

In later years, she was featured in National Public Radio’s jazz programming, plus she played at black churches around the country after she embraced religion and added gospel music to her repertoire.

In 2001, Patti released her CD, “Jesus in Paris,” which encompassed jazz, classical, and gospel piano styles. Patti wrote most of the songs and different noted musicians and gospel singers accompanied her. She lived in Jacksonville, as well, while they raised her children, recording music, giving jazz presentations, and performing locally with musicians from the Britt and Jacksonville Jubilee! to Alexander Tutunov. Presently, they live in Central Point.

Patti can play bebop, jazz, blues, ragtime, gospel, swing, boogie-woogie, and classical (Mozart, Chopin, Prokofiev, etc.); additionally, she teaches piano and continues composing. And is still considered as one of the top jazz pianists ever.

Sources: Peggy Dover, “Jazz royalty in the Rogue Valley,” Mail Tribune, September 1, 2019, at Pat McCoy Moran; Wikipedia, “Pat McCoy Moran” at More Background; Listen to “This is Pat Moran” at “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Making Whoopee”.

5-11 to 5-15-20 Bill Meyer Show Guests and Information

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Bill’s Guests for Tuesday 5/12/2020

  6:35 Steve Milloy, publisher of www.JunkScience.com and today we discuss Michael Moore’s new documentary, which torches the gang green sacred cows.   7:35 State Senator Herman Baertschiger on the shutdown, Gov Brown playing “Hide the Money” with the counties.   8:10 2nd District U.S. Congressional Candidate Cliff Bentz

Bill’s Guests for Monday 5/11/2020

  6:35 Jake Ward, is President of the Connected Commerce Council (3C), a membership organization for small businesses empowered by digital tools and technology. Free Membership and help for small businesses is available at www.Connectedcouncil.org   7:10 I discuss an interesting article countering the “Lord of the Flies” theory on what happens in tough times. Read: The Real Lord of the Flies   7:10 Greg Roberts from Rogue Weather, and today’s Outdoor Report   7:35 Jackson County Commissioner and Board Chair Colleen Roberts discusses the frustrations in ending the shutdown, and holding Gov. Brown accountable for overreach.   8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, “What Made Southern Oregon Great”. News and opinion on politics and finance, and today’s profile of the late Sen. Lenn Hannon:   Lenn Hannon By Dennis Powers   A back-hoe operator, heavy-equipment worker, and truck driver for the City of Ashland for years, Lenn Lamar Hannon was a state senator during that time and afterwards. He was born on July 4th, 1943, grew up in Ashland, and graduated in 1962 from Ashland High School. After attending Southern Oregon State College for one year, he dropped out to work for the city, which he did for twenty-five years before becoming an insurance agent. He married a Medford lady, Dixie Gibbs, in 1966 and was married to her for his entire life, over forty years.   In 1974, union leaders convinced Hannon to run for the state senate in his district, an area that covered much of southern Jackson County, including Ashland. Running as a Democrat, he won by 37 votes. Not liking the attempts to influence his votes on proposed labor legislation, Hannon returned a $500 contribution back to the Oregon AFL-CIO leaders who had backed him one year before. He fought off challengers to his seat, despite criticism from local Democrats over his stance on gun control and other issues; this resulted in his switching to the Republican Party in 1980, despite this making him only one of seven Republicans in the 30-member Oregon Senate.   Over the years, he successfully won re-election for every term, including fighting off two recall movements. One effort lost when his critics failed to meet a filing deadline; they wanted in 1979 to unseat him for refusing to support state control of Oregon federal lands. In 1994, he won his sixth term and with twenty years in the legislature, he was the senior Republican in the Senate. With years on the Joint Ways and Means Committee, Hannon in 2001 was named the chairman of the powerful committee, which plans how state spending will be for the next two years.   In that capacity he helped to create a bipartisan solution to the 2002 budget crisis, and one year later, an evenly divided senate brought about an unusual power-sharing arrangement: Lenn Hannon and Peter Courtney of Salem became co-leaders, Hannon as president pro tem and Courtney as president. In 2004, he left his near 30-year, 8-term legislative career to accept a seat on the Oregon Parole and Post-Prison Supervision Board in Salem.   Having represented Ashland and southern Jackson County for over 29 years in the Senate from January 13, 1975, to January 31, 2004, Hannon was the longest-serving state senator in the current Capitol building and the second longest one in Oregon history. His colleagues named a room at the corridor end behind the senate chamber in his name and honor. The political-maverick Hannon was known for his honesty, feistiness, integrity, and ability to work across the aisles.   Using his seniority and bi-partisan approach, Hannon brought about project funding for Southern Oregon facilities that are part of everyday life. Some of these were the Craterian Theatre, Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Bear Creek Greenway, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Medford Armory, and Southern Oregon University. For his efforts in securing the bond funding for SOU’s new library, the facility was named the Lenn and Dixie Hannon Library in 2004.   He died in 2010 at the age of 66. Oregon political leaders from both parties and the Democratic governor lauded him for his efforts for the state, including a social consciousness from promoting health care to student tuition aid. Often the swing vote on controversial issues, he and Dixie twice accepted the Oregon Food Bank’s challenge to live for one month on the set monthly food-stamp amount. Lenn Hannon set a standard for others to try and follow.   Sources: Damian Mann, “Lenn Hannon: ‘He told it to you straight’,” Mail Tribune, April 3, 2010, at Lenn Hannon (With Images); Jeff Mapes, “Lenn Hannon, longtime Oregon senator, dies,” The Oregonian, April 2, 2010, at Synopsis.

5/4 to 5/8 Bill Meyer Show Guests and info

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Bill’s Guests for Wednesday 5/06/2020

6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist from www.EpAutos.com and his Corona Cattle protest continues, plus, he’s test driving a new Buick, which leaves the Subaru Outback eating its dust.   7:10 Cindy Broadwater from Lost Creek Marina talks the great news of Stewart Park reopening!   7:20 Jac Co Sheriff Nate Sickler explains what happened behind the scenes regarding an illegal alien who was popped for Meth trafficking and more…but they released him from the jail before ICE could apprehend the suspect.   7:25 Zach Maynard, candidate for State Representative District 3 – More About Zach HERE   8:10 Community activist “Mr. X”. Ed and I dig into the legality (or lack thereof) of Governor Brown’s emergency orders and shutdowns.

Bill’s Guests for Tuesday 5/05/2020

  6:35 Steven Mosher from the Population Research Institute, and one of America’s leading China experts and the author of Bully of Asia, argues that the Chinese Communist Party is responsible both for the origin and the global spread of COVID-19, and that now, more than ever, U.S. foreign policy must be consistently and resolutely directed at curbing the dangerous and power-hungry People’s Republic of China.   7:35 Will the shutdown start opening up? The latest with State Senator Herman Baertschiger.   8:35 Jackson County Assessor Dave Arrasmith, running for re-election.

Bill’s Guests for Monday 5/04/2020

  6:35 Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government. www.DailyTorch.com and two petitions you can sign: 1) Hold China Accountable 2) Reopen America NOW (Send a Letter to the Whitehouse)   8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business Law, historian, author, and today’s “What Made Southern Oregon Great”.   Larry Binney: From Player to Winning Coach By Dennis Powers Growing up in Klamath Falls, Larry Binney graduated from Klamath Union High School. Binney was part of the 1964 state baseball championship series, when Klamath Union was one game short but won the silver medal.   He was a four-year starter at first base and outfield for the SOU Raiders baseball program, earning all-conference and all-region all-star honors in 1968 and 1969 before serving as a varsity assistant and junior varsity coach in 1970. In 1966 he was a member of that year’s Oregon Collegiate Conference championship squad and one of the top hitters on the SOU team, batting .365 in 1968. He graduated with a teaching certificate in 1970, but also coached Little League and Ashland’s American Legion squad in 1968 and 1969.   After college, the Southern Oregon grad taught and coached for more than three decades in the Medford school system. Medford High Principal Bob Williams had coached Binney when he played American Legion baseball for the Klamath Falls Falcons and recommended him in 1981 for the women’s softball (fast pitch) head-coaching job at Medford High, although he had not pursued a head coaching position.   Prior to then, Binney had been working with Ben Fagone (the retired post office carrier, mayor, and 5 percent owner of the local minor league baseball team), when he first initiated an Amateur Softball Association with games in Medford—which didn’t have any type of amateur leagues until being started up then. Binney worked with Fagone at the baseball park until the 1980s.   The third season after taking the reins of a fledgling Medford High School softball program, Larry Binney led the Black Tornado to its first state championship in 1984. After the North/South split in 1986, Binney retooled and his teams won back-to-back championships in 1997 and 1998. Retiring after the 2000 season, he came back in 2002 when the school struggled to find a new coach. He won another state crown that year and capped the season with his fifth Oregon coach-of-the-year honor. During his 20 seasons at North, Binney, the national coach of the year in 1998, racked up four state championships, 17 conference titles and 471 wins against just 103 losses and one tie.   In 2007, he was inducted into the Medford Sports Hall of Fame, and one year later, the North Medford softball park was christened Larry Binney Field. Like most successful coaches, Binney molded talent and made the right in-game decisions. More importantly, he developed a network of age-group teams staffed by a “legion” of volunteer coaches that produced varsity-ready talent each spring. He held the girls accountable for their actions. “You played with class on the field, you represented your school and were pillars in the community,” he maintained.   Thirty-five years later, Binney took over the SOU women’s softball program in 2004 and promptly led the team to back-to-back Cascade Collegiate Conference championships and the only three 30-win seasons in team history (up to then). His 2004 team finished the year with a 40-12 overall record, 20-5 in conference play, and advanced to the NAIA Western Regionals. Retiring in 2017, he set a then program record with 109 wins and retired with a .681 winning percentage (109-51).   The SOU fast-pitch, softball team continued from there. After inheriting a struggling team in 2014, Jessica Pistole became the coach and took the Raiders to three consecutive World Series. In 2019, the Raiders won the national championship, finishing at 52-8 and setting a school record for wins for the third consecutive season under Pistole, their fifth-year head coach. The NAIA Softball Coach of the Year in 2019, she then left SOU for the head coaching job at the University of San Diego, an NCAA Division I school.   It took Larry Binney after Benny Fagone to set the stage…   Sources: Greg Stiles, “Binney covered all the bases,” Mail Tribune, June 16, 2000, at Prior History; Herald and News (Klamath Falls), “Binney’s career comes to end close to home,” May 15, 2006, at Klamath Falls On; Greg Stiles, “Architect of a dynasty,” Mail Tribune, April 30, 2017 at Medford Success; Greg Stiles, “Hall of Fame inductees remember their roots,” Mail Tribune, April 29, 2007, at Hall of Fame; Raider Sports, “Raiders take down Stars to win 1st national championship,” May 29, 2019, at SOU National Championship.

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Bill’s Guests for Tuesday 4/28/2020

6:35 Dave Ray with the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and we dig into the details of the President’s disappointing executive order stopping immigration during the Covid Crisis, but not really. 7:10 Dr. Dan O’Brien M.D., Medical Futurist – How response to Covid may in the future be shaped by artificial intelligence. 7:35 State Sen. Herman Baertschiger – today’s topic, when does Oregon get back to work, and the influence of lobbies in our state races. 8:35 Jackson County Commission republican candidate Dave Dotterer discusses the issues in the race. More at his website

Bill’s Guests for Monday 4/27/2020

6:35 Dr. Jerome Corsi, best-selling author – 25 books since 2004, 6 on the NYT Bestseller list, and CEO of  & CEO of CorsiNation.com. Dr. Corsi is promoting the TeleMD program on the CorsiNation.com website. It’s a way to possibly circumvent the restrictions in Covid-19 fighting restrictions on Oregon doctors from the state Pharmacy board. GO HERE to watch the live-stream program.
7:10 Mr. Outdoors, Greg Roberts from www.RogueWeather.com and today’s outdoor report 7:35 Grants Pass Department Of Public Safety Chief Warren Hensmen discusses the department’s recent addition of drones for certain law enforcement purposes. 8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of business law, www.DennisPowersBooks.com and here is today’s Visiting Past and Present. Ben Fagone: Medford Mail Carrier and Mayor By Dennis Powers Ben Fagone came from an “underprivileged childhood” in New York City and joined the Army after high school. In World War II in the European theatre, Fagone earned a Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Defense Medal, three battle stars, European Theater of Operations and Good Conduct medals. He retired with the rank of major and was the commanding officer of the Medford headquarters of the Oregon National Guard. He moved to Jackson County in 1942 in an assignment to Camp White, the Army training base that later became the site of White City and the Veterans Administration Domiciliary. He met his future wife, Helen Smedley, one year later at a baseball game. Borrowing from her the $2 he needed for admission, “The story goes that he said he’d pay her back by buying the marriage license,” commented Sam Fagone later, one of the couple’s three children. Helen Fagone graduated from Medford High and continued her education at the University of Oregon for three-plus years, ending when it was interrupted by her meeting with Sergeant Fagone (Benny). They were married for 43 years until Benny’s death in 1986; she passed away in 2007. After 22 years in the army (five years in the regular army, 12 years in the National Guard, and five years in the active Army Reserve), he became a mail carrier in Medford. Benny became the first man to be president of the Oregon Parent Teacher Association (“PTA”). At various times he played, coached, and announced city league softball games and was president of the Jackson County Softball Association. As a six-time president of the carriers NALC Association (The National Association of Letter Carriers (“NALC”) is the national labor union of city delivery letter carriers employed by the U.S. Post Service.) And for the first time in the history of the city, Medford residents elected a write-in candidate (Ben Fagone) to serve as their mayor for the 1975-77 term. With support from the Mail Tribune’s editor, Eric Allen, Fagone won by word-of-mouth endorsements. He lost his bid for re-election in 1976 to Al Densmore. In addition to serving on the city council, school board, and mayor, Fagone was a three-time member of the city parks commission, a member of the board of directors of the Rogue Valley Transit District (serving as chairman in 1985) and a scoutmaster with the Cub Scouts. Fagone’s hard work and ability to gather volunteers made it possible to rebuild the ballpark which now bears his name. Until 1982, there were no Amateur Softball Association games in Medford (now at U.S. Cellular Park), until he (then retired from the Post Office) and a 5 percent owner of the local minor league baseball team, initiated the program in 1980. Crater and Medford fielded ASA teams that next summer, and Fagone coached an eclectic team, forming a three-team league. It grew from there. He continued working every day at Fagone Softball Field until his death. Helen Fagone was selected as the Medford Mother of the Year in 1961 and Grandmother of the Year in 1998. She served as Medford’s First Lady when Benny was elected mayor in 1975. In 1985, she and Benny were both inducted into the Medford Sports Hall of Fame for their involvement in Medford Softball. Helen learned scorekeeping at an early age from her mother, Emma, and continued to keep score until age 80. Fagone Field still honors Ben and Helen for their tireless effort in sharing their passion of softball with our citizens. This is a story that continues on… Sources: Helen Fagone, Obituary, Mail Tribune, Feb. 11, 2007, at Helen Fagone; Greg Stiles, “Architect of a dynasty,” Mail Tribune, April 30, 2017, at Medford Softball; Vicki Guarino, “Ben Fagone, City Leader, Dies at 66,” Medford Mail Tribune, August 10, 1986, page 1.  

MR. X. info from a couple weeks back:

8:10 Community activist Mr. X discusses how to prepare for reopening the economy, digging into the laws and executive orders of Kate Brown, and tips on how we can address our county government to get us open sooner and more safely. We must petition our county government and ask for OUR desired future, rather than be carried along by the undue influence of the Greens, Gov. Gaven Newsome, and Jay Inslee. Here are a number of links taking you to sources Mr. X and Bill drew from that are worth your time to read in the coming days and educate yourself on what’s at stake: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19 https://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/continuity-of-legislature-during-emergency.aspx https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/402.250 https://www.congress.gov/105/plaws/publ381/PLAW-105publ381.pdf https://www.ncsl.org/Documents/About_State_Legislatures/more_resources_COG_Legislatures.pdf https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/02/world/greta-thunberg-leonardo-dicaprio-trnd/index.html video 15 seconds in “change is coming whether you like it or not” Greta” https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/02/leonardo-dicaprio-finally-meets-greta-thunberg-and-calls-her-a-leader-of-our-time-11031729/ https://www.newsweek.com/leonardo-dicaprio-climate-change-private-jet-yacht-global-citizen-1461990 http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/09/26/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-natural-climate-manipulations-volume-ii-act-vi/ http://www.theartofannihilation.com/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-a-decade-of-social-manipulation-for-the-corporate-capture-of-nature-crescendo/ https://www.opb.org/news/article/live-updates-oregon-washington-coronavirus-covid-19-april-13/ https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/26/could-rogue-scientist-use-crispr-create-pandemic/ https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=crispr+sars-cov-2&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart https://www.wired.com/story/could-crispr-be-the-next-virus-killer/ https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.13.991307v1 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-020-0513-4 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11673-019-09947-9 https://www.bu.edu/khc/files/2018/10/CRISPR-Ethics-reading.pdf https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/03/10/fighting-the-coronavirus-outbreak-with-genetic-sequencing-crispr-and-synthetic-biology/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41422-020-0290-0

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Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 16, 2020

6:35 Dr. Michael C. Grayson of Build 850 Credit . We talk about how to build better credit for individuals and businesses, also how to get your businesses’ “Paycheck Protection Act” funding request to the top of the stack. Grayson has a proven track record of over 20 years for helping businesses receive funding, and currently holds all three credit industry records including the world’s highest credit score.

7:10 Sally C. Pipes is President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute. Her latest book is False Premise, False Promise: The Disastrous Reality of Medicare for All (Encounter 2020). Follow her on Twitter @sallypipes. Today Bill and Sally discuss her latest Fox News Op-ed Corona Virus Deregulating Healthcare

 

8:10 Community activist Mr. X discusses how to prepare for reopening the economy, digging into the laws and executive orders of Kate Brown, and tips on how we can address our county government to get us open sooner and more safely. We must petition our county government and ask for OUR desired future, rather than be carried along by the undue influence of the Greens, Gov. Gaven Newsome, and Jay Inslee. Here are a number of links taking you to sources Mr. X and Bill drew from that are worth your time to read in the coming days and educate yourself on what’s at stake:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19

https://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/continuity-of-legislature-during-emergency.aspx

https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/402.250

https://www.congress.gov/105/plaws/publ381/PLAW-105publ381.pdf

https://www.ncsl.org/Documents/About_State_Legislatures/more_resources_COG_Legislatures.pdf

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/02/world/greta-thunberg-leonardo-dicaprio-trnd/index.html

video 15 seconds in “change is coming whether you like it or not” Greta”

https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/02/leonardo-dicaprio-finally-meets-greta-thunberg-and-calls-her-a-leader-of-our-time-11031729/

https://www.newsweek.com/leonardo-dicaprio-climate-change-private-jet-yacht-global-citizen-1461990

http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/09/26/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-natural-climate-manipulations-volume-ii-act-vi/

http://www.theartofannihilation.com/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-a-decade-of-social-manipulation-for-the-corporate-capture-of-nature-crescendo/

https://www.opb.org/news/article/live-updates-oregon-washington-coronavirus-covid-19-april-13/

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/26/could-rogue-scientist-use-crispr-create-pandemic/

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=crispr+sars-cov-2&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

https://www.wired.com/story/could-crispr-be-the-next-virus-killer/

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.13.991307v1

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-020-0513-4

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11673-019-09947-9

https://www.bu.edu/khc/files/2018/10/CRISPR-Ethics-reading.pdf

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/03/10/fighting-the-coronavirus-outbreak-with-genetic-sequencing-crispr-and-synthetic-biology/

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41422-020-0290-0

 

 

Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 15, 2020

6:35 Automotive journalist Eric Peters at EpAutos.com, and reaction to him wearing his new “Corona Cattle Tag”. Hey, if they treat you like cattle, time to mock the tyrants. More at EPAutos

7:35 The President lightens up wisely on Covid-burdened businesses. We get the latest from Steve Milloy. Having served on President Trump’s transition team for the EPA, Milloy played a key role in the Trump administration’s decision today to reject burdensome regulations on industrial businesses. Author of Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, he has been a prominent voice calling out the EPA’s past abuses and advocating for its repair. 

8:35 Former Congressman Bob Barr, founder of the Law Enforcement Education Foundation. Bob weighs in on how the President gets the Covid response right, and we also dig into some shortcomings needing fixed.

Bill’s Guests for Tuesday, April 14, 2020

6:20 Actor, radio talk show host, author, and homeschooling mom Sam Sorbo talks with Bill about a free homeschooling lesson plan website they’ve just opened: www.CoronaVirusHomeschooling.com  

You can find out more about Sam’s Show on www.Mojo50.com

7:10 Pacific Legal Foundation’s Senior Attorney Mark Miller, who says Vigilant Americans should monitor the government to make sure it does not abuse the quarantine power during the pandemic. His latest op-ed HERE

7:35 State Senator Herman Baertschiger discusses his talks with Gov. Brown, time to reopen Oregon?

Bill’s Guests for Monday, April 13, 2020

7:10 Greg Roberts with today’s Outdoor Report

7:35 Patrick Wood, founder of Citizens For Free Speech, and author of “Technocracy, The Hard Road to World Order” and many other books exposing the evil ideology of Technocracy, the “scientific dictatorship” you see growing around us…especially in Wu Flu Spicy Times. Stay up on Technocracy News HERE and today we discuss How Disinformation is Destroying the 5G Resistance Movement, and also during the Covid Crisis the Bill Gates Agenda on mandatory vaccines.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers – Where Past Meets Present – More on Dr. Powers at Dennis Powers Books.   We talk current legal and financial news and today’s historical profile:

Con Sellers

By Dennis Powers

The son of a handyman and a homemaker mother, Connie Leslie Sellers, Jr., was born March 1, 1922, in Shubuta, Mississippi. After high school, he enlisted in 1940 in the military and had a seventeen-year career. He married Mary Raineri in 1943 in New Orleans, and they became the parents of two sons, Leonard and Shannon. 

Con Sellers was in combat, primarily during World War II, and decorated with medals from the United States (Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star), France, England, the Republic of Korea, as well as being awarded the Korean Medal from the United Nations (serving in Korea). While in the military, he began to write. Among other duties, he edited Army newspapers and served as a combat correspondent during the Korean War.     

Leaving the Army in 1956, he began writing for a livelihood. In an interview given to Contemporary Authors, he said: “After general discharge from the army for alcoholism, I was thirty-five years old with a wife and two sons, dead broke, and in debt. With some ten years of army PR behind me, writing seemed my only out. I went to school (Monterey Peninsula College: 1957-1958) under the G.I. Bill, mostly to learn how to think like a civilian.”

His passion to earn a decent living started in the sordid trenches of the pulps and men’s magazines. He first wrote macho short stories and articles that were “hairy-chested shoot-em-ups” for men’s magazines, and then moved into the soft pornography, mass-market with quite sexually-liberal content and titles such as “The Business of Wife Swapping” and “Alcoholic Nympho Ward.” He commented that as to those books, there were “no four-letter words but lots of descriptions.” 

Con Sellers wrote to make money, not to endear himself within literary critics. In an interview given to the Associated Press, he was quoted: “I can look back and improve on any of them. But I am not ashamed of anything I wrote. If there was a choice between sticking up a grocery store and (not) eating, I’d stick up the grocery store. I had a family to feed.” To Contemporary Authors, he quipped, “Am I ‘commercial’? Damned right; I leave art to the artistswho usually sell insurance or pump gas for a living.”

He and Mary moved to Southern Oregon at Wilderville (ten miles from Grants Pass) in 1961, where under the penname of Robert Crane, he wrote seven suspense books during the sixties about the adventures of a fictional Sargent Corbin during the Korean War. These works were moderately successful. He continued to churn out mass-market pulps to earn the money to live on, earning $750 per book and churning one out every ten days. 

It was when he found his agent, Jane R. Berkey, that his writing career turned into real success. Sellers wrote the movie tie-in book in 1970 for the Cliff Robertson and Michael Caine film, “Too Late the Hero,” in which an American Army Lieutenant is assigned to a rag-tag British unit with the mission of destroying a Japanese radio center located on a Philippine island. Eight years later, Sellers was asked to write the tie-in book for the television series, “Dallas,” which he didand this serialization sold 400,000 copies.

Once his financial fortunes had significantly improved, he could greatly improve their 60-acre ranch named “Bella Maria,” in Wilderville on the Redwood Highway. There, he raised, trained, and showed Morgan horses, and for which he won numerous red and blue ribbons at horse shows that decorated most of one wall in his home office. Having been an Army lightweight boxing champion and an AAU welterweight champion, he also trained and managed boxers in the Tacoma-Seattle area.

In 1977, Con Sellers began teaching a writing class to would-be authors at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass. He told them that if they wanted “to be heard,” that they had to write what people were reading. Over 12 years, his students sold 27 books with advances from $4,000 to $40,000.

Sellers did this himself, changing titles, plots, and characters to suit even competing publishers to make a sale. Sellers continued to write books, but then began working in the 1980s on mass-market, historical romance novels. By then, he was grossing annually $100,000 at a minimum from his writing.

When he had published his last work, Sellers had authored more than 230 novelsmostly historical romances and steamy love storiesunder 94 pseudonyms, both female and male, including many that were under his own. He had written hundreds of short stories and screenplays while using more than 60 aliases, this giving him greater flexibility on what he wrote and regardless of the mores of the time.  

Con Sellers died on February 2, 1992. Among other media and newspaper coverage, the Associated Press, Washington Post, and Washington Times printed his obituary. He loved this area and lived at his ranch for nearly 25 years up until his death. His books were popular in supermarket checkout lines but not literary circles; knowing what it meant to be poor, he wrote for money. And he was quite successful.

Sources: Jane Seagrave, “Author Con Sellers: The Name Says It All,” Associated Press, January 13, 1983, at 1983 AP Interview; “Author Con Sellers Dies at 69,” Associated Press, The Lewiston Tribune, Feb. 3 , 1992, at Con Sellers Background; “The University of Southern MississippiMcCain Library and Archives: Con L. Sellers papers” at Collections.     

Bill’s Guests for Friday, April 10, 2020

6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. www.dailytorch.com it’s the DC swamp update, and also a critique of Congressman Walden’s siding with Speaker Pelosi re socialized medicine issues. Here’s the story

7:10 Greg Roberts with the Outdoor Report from RogueWeather.com, and we discuss the fish and hunting closures and how to “work around” them.

7:35 Jason Dudash with the Freedom Foundation talks with Bill about the various lawsuits his group has filed to hold Oregon’s SEIU to account. Fraudulent union deductions, Political Slush Funds and more. Read more here

8:10 Erin Hawley, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Law Center. Wu Flu has shut down or slowed many courts, including the Supreme Court. Is it time to speed them up?? Here’s her take:

The Court Must Continue

Last week, the Supreme Court “postponed” the rest of its arguments for this term.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Court will remain shuttered through April. The press statement noted that the Court would consider rescheduling “some” cases from its March and April sittings if public health guidance permitted it to do so before the end of its term in June.  If not, the Court would consider a “range of scheduling” and “other options.” The Court’s missive prompted Laura Ingraham to tweet:

Ms. Ingraham has a point.  With so many American businesses shuttered, government, and more specifically, federal courts must continue to function. The United States Supreme Court is a court of last resort, granting certiorari in only a tiny fraction of the cases that seek its review.  The Court’s own rules governing certiorari explain that review is granted only in exceptional cases—mostly those involving a split of authority among the lower courts or an important question of federal law.  Because these cases are important ones in which a final resolution is important, and because the Supreme Court represents a branch of government, it must be open for business. 

 

The Court is wise to consider public health guidance–and indeed a number of the justices are at an age where a coronavirus infection could be serious. But the Court has options: Justice O’Connor once proposed deciding cases based just on the briefs. Lawyers often wonder whether oral argument actually matters, and indeed, the bulk of cases from the intermediate federal courts – the Courts of Appeals – are decided “on the papers.”  In most lower courts, it is only the unusual case in which oral argument is presented. Though most of the justices were reportedly open to considering the proposal, Justice O’Connor’s suggestion did not survive Justice Powell’s opposition, “I believe in the utility of oral argument, and also in the symbolism it portrays for the public,” he stated.

 

If the Court is concerned by the utility and symbolism of oral argument (and indeed oral argument is the most public-facing of the judicial functions), other options remain open to the Supreme Court include doing a (secure) Zoom session for the Highest Court in the Land.  The Court may be disinclined to go this route, as it could open the door to televising supreme court arguments. The debate about cameras in the courtroom has been heated – with Justices Sotomayor and Kagen coming out in favor, and Justice Souter famously remarking cameras would be allowed in the Supreme Court over his “dead body.” 

The most useful route might be to proceed with oral argument via teleconference—with all of the justices and advocates safely in their own locations.  The argument dynamic could be a little difficult and interruptions frequent, but as anyone familiar with supreme court arguments well knows, interruptions are frequent in live arguments, too.

Desperate times require desperate measures, so the saying goes. With so much of our shared American life having been upended, it is important that the Supreme Court find a way to proceed with business as usual.

8:35 Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of INCONVENIENT FACTS: The Science Al Gore Doesn’t Want you to know. The economy and CO2 generation by humans has been cratered the last few months…why are CO2 levels in the atmosphere breaking records if human activity is causing it? Greg and I kick that around and you can find more info on this, the book, other posts at his website.

Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 09, 2020

7:35 Economist and former Trump advisor Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation. Much of America has been on a protracted economic shut-down with no end in sight. We all want to control and defeat the coronavirus but what does that mean? Economic Steve Moore studies this stuff for a living and his perspective is here: https://nypost.com/2020/04/05/stephen-moore-warns-us-could-be-headed-toward-a-great-depression/

8:10 Capt. William E. Simpson, winner of 2 seasons of Nat Geo’s Doomsday Preppers – We dig more into the reality of prepping with his latest – Large Scale Disaster – A Sobering Problem – Requiring a different approach.

8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Ryan Smith from Tradesmen International, a company which helps local industries get jobs done with skilled labor. If you’re a company needing skilled tradesmen, or ARE one, looking for good work, call Tradesment International at 541-805-1216, and get more at their website!

 

Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 08, 2020

6:35am Eric Peters with www.EpAutos.com Eric is the “Libertarian Car Guy” and we talk transportation, politics, your freedom and the open road!

Hey, Look – TESLA’S AT IT AGAIN!!!  https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/04/08/rescindable-options/

7:35 “Paul From Talent”, former exec and marketing person with Johnson & Johnson, discusses the incredible opportunity for local businesses to protect their jobs and survive the Covid Crisis via the Paycheck Protection Program.

8:10  Steve Milloy , publisher of junkscience.com climate researcher with the Heartland Institute, and author of its new report Never Waste A Crisis: Climate Alarmism Surfs Coronavirus.  It’s a unique angle on the coronavirus crisis – visually showing through 60 tweets how climate activists (and their political, Hollywood, and MSM allies) are exploiting coronavirus to push hard on the climate change agenda.  “Never let a crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emanuel famously said, and as Heartland’s report shows, political activists are taking that message to heart.  And they’re going to push even harder going forward.

 

Here are links to the report: https://climaterealism.com/2020/04/never-waste-a-crisis/

8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Kevin from Sweetwater Sanitation  541.821.1426 Information online at http://www.swsmodoc.com/

Sweet Water Sanitation is a septic and grease trap pumping company.
Kevin adds It is important to have septic serviced every 3-5 years to help keep them functioning properly. Septic do need regular service no matter what old wives tales people may have heard. It is important to know where the septic system is on your property so that if it starts failing you notice it and can get it repaired or replaced.

Bill’s Guests for Tuesday, April 07, 2020

6:35am Michael Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside the Beltway.  

Daugherty is a government whistleblower by necessity, and CEO of a cancer detection laboratory by trade. A small business owner taking on federal agencies with courage that rivals David meets Goliath, Michael is on a tireless crusade to honor your constitutional rights and the rights of every U.S. citizen. Michael’s story of victimization by a cyber-security company linked to federal agencies is not unique. That he beat the government telling his story is. HE BEAT THE SWAMP.  In a play-by-play account of classic and corrupt government practices, Michael reveals his chilling tale about how our security is not the safety we think it is. His book, The Devil inside the Beltway, is a must read for anyone who values freedom or takes it for granted. Michael and I breakdown the latest

WEBSITE HERE

 

 7:10 Char Hodel, Owner & Publisher of Collaborative Publishing Solutions – The company releases its new, free Community Emergency Resource Guide on their website, collaborativepublishingor.com, beginning with a preview by individual counties in late April 2020.  The publication, previewed online, will be followed by a print distribution of 10,000 guides in over 100 sites throughout five counties. The guide is the first comprehensive emergency tool of its kind in Southern Oregon.

 

8:10 Former ICE director Tom Homa, his new book DEFEND THE BORDER & SAVE LIVES

Tom breaks down the importance of border security, especially in the time of Covid.

 

Bill Meyer Guest Information 4-06 to 4-10-2020

4-06 to 4-10-2020

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Bill’s Guests for Friday, April 10, 2020

6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. www.dailytorch.com it’s the DC swamp update, and also a critique of Congressman Walden’s siding with Speaker Pelosi re socialized medicine issues. Here’s the story

7:10 Greg Roberts with the Outdoor Report from RogueWeather.com, and we discuss the fish and hunting closures and how to “work around” them.

7:35 Jason Dudash with the Freedom Foundation talks with Bill about the various lawsuits his group has filed to hold Oregon’s SEIU to account. Fraudulent union deductions, Political Slush Funds and more. Read more here

8:10 Erin Hawley, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Law Center. Wu Flu has shut down or slowed many courts, including the Supreme Court. Is it time to speed them up?? Here’s her take:

The Court Must Continue

Last week, the Supreme Court “postponed” the rest of its arguments for this term.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Court will remain shuttered through April. The press statement noted that the Court would consider rescheduling “some” cases from its March and April sittings if public health guidance permitted it to do so before the end of its term in June.  If not, the Court would consider a “range of scheduling” and “other options.” The Court’s missive prompted Laura Ingraham to tweet:

Ms. Ingraham has a point.  With so many American businesses shuttered, government, and more specifically, federal courts must continue to function. The United States Supreme Court is a court of last resort, granting certiorari in only a tiny fraction of the cases that seek its review.  The Court’s own rules governing certiorari explain that review is granted only in exceptional cases—mostly those involving a split of authority among the lower courts or an important question of federal law.  Because these cases are important ones in which a final resolution is important, and because the Supreme Court represents a branch of government, it must be open for business. 

 

The Court is wise to consider public health guidance–and indeed a number of the justices are at an age where a coronavirus infection could be serious. But the Court has options: Justice O’Connor once proposed deciding cases based just on the briefs. Lawyers often wonder whether oral argument actually matters, and indeed, the bulk of cases from the intermediate federal courts – the Courts of Appeals – are decided “on the papers.”  In most lower courts, it is only the unusual case in which oral argument is presented. Though most of the justices were reportedly open to considering the proposal, Justice O’Connor’s suggestion did not survive Justice Powell’s opposition, “I believe in the utility of oral argument, and also in the symbolism it portrays for the public,” he stated.

 

If the Court is concerned by the utility and symbolism of oral argument (and indeed oral argument is the most public-facing of the judicial functions), other options remain open to the Supreme Court include doing a (secure) Zoom session for the Highest Court in the Land.  The Court may be disinclined to go this route, as it could open the door to televising supreme court arguments. The debate about cameras in the courtroom has been heated – with Justices Sotomayor and Kagen coming out in favor, and Justice Souter famously remarking cameras would be allowed in the Supreme Court over his “dead body.” 

The most useful route might be to proceed with oral argument via teleconference—with all of the justices and advocates safely in their own locations.  The argument dynamic could be a little difficult and interruptions frequent, but as anyone familiar with supreme court arguments well knows, interruptions are frequent in live arguments, too.

Desperate times require desperate measures, so the saying goes. With so much of our shared American life having been upended, it is important that the Supreme Court find a way to proceed with business as usual.

8:35 Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of INCONVENIENT FACTS: The Science Al Gore Doesn’t Want you to know. The economy and CO2 generation by humans has been cratered the last few months…why are CO2 levels in the atmosphere breaking records if human activity is causing it? Greg and I kick that around and you can find more info on this, the book, other posts at his website.

Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 09, 2020

7:35 Economist and former Trump advisor Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation. Much of America has been on a protracted economic shut-down with no end in sight. We all want to control and defeat the coronavirus but what does that mean? Economic Steve Moore studies this stuff for a living and his perspective is here: https://nypost.com/2020/04/05/stephen-moore-warns-us-could-be-headed-toward-a-great-depression/

8:10 Capt. William E. Simpson, winner of 2 seasons of Nat Geo’s Doomsday Preppers – We dig more into the reality of prepping with his latest – Large Scale Disaster – A Sobering Problem – Requiring a different approach.

8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Ryan Smith from Tradesmen International, a company which helps local industries get jobs done with skilled labor. If you’re a company needing skilled tradesmen, or ARE one, looking for good work, call Tradesment International at 541-805-1216, and get more at their website!

 

Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 08, 2020

6:35am Eric Peters with www.EpAutos.com Eric is the “Libertarian Car Guy” and we talk transportation, politics, your freedom and the open road!

Hey, Look – TESLA’S AT IT AGAIN!!!  https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/04/08/rescindable-options/

7:35 “Paul From Talent”, former exec and marketing person with Johnson & Johnson, discusses the incredible opportunity for local businesses to protect their jobs and survive the Covid Crisis via the Paycheck Protection Program.

8:10  Steve Milloy , publisher of junkscience.com climate researcher with the Heartland Institute, and author of its new report Never Waste A Crisis: Climate Alarmism Surfs Coronavirus.  It’s a unique angle on the coronavirus crisis – visually showing through 60 tweets how climate activists (and their political, Hollywood, and MSM allies) are exploiting coronavirus to push hard on the climate change agenda.  “Never let a crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emanuel famously said, and as Heartland’s report shows, political activists are taking that message to heart.  And they’re going to push even harder going forward.

 

Here are links to the report: https://climaterealism.com/2020/04/never-waste-a-crisis/

8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Kevin from Sweetwater Sanitation  541.821.1426 Information online at http://www.swsmodoc.com/

Sweet Water Sanitation is a septic and grease trap pumping company.
Kevin adds It is important to have septic serviced every 3-5 years to help keep them functioning properly. Septic do need regular service no matter what old wives tales people may have heard. It is important to know where the septic system is on your property so that if it starts failing you notice it and can get it repaired or replaced.

Bill’s Guests for Tuesday, April 07, 2020

6:35am Michael Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside the Beltway.  

Daugherty is a government whistleblower by necessity, and CEO of a cancer detection laboratory by trade. A small business owner taking on federal agencies with courage that rivals David meets Goliath, Michael is on a tireless crusade to honor your constitutional rights and the rights of every U.S. citizen. Michael’s story of victimization by a cyber-security company linked to federal agencies is not unique. That he beat the government telling his story is. HE BEAT THE SWAMP.  In a play-by-play account of classic and corrupt government practices, Michael reveals his chilling tale about how our security is not the safety we think it is. His book, The Devil inside the Beltway, is a must read for anyone who values freedom or takes it for granted. Michael and I breakdown the latest

WEBSITE HERE

 

 7:10 Char Hodel, Owner & Publisher of Collaborative Publishing Solutions – The company releases its new, free Community Emergency Resource Guide on their website, collaborativepublishingor.com, beginning with a preview by individual counties in late April 2020.  The publication, previewed online, will be followed by a print distribution of 10,000 guides in over 100 sites throughout five counties. The guide is the first comprehensive emergency tool of its kind in Southern Oregon.

 

8:10 Former ICE director Tom Homa, his new book DEFEND THE BORDER & SAVE LIVES

Tom breaks down the importance of border security, especially in the time of Covid.

Bill’s Guests for Monday, April 06, 2020

6:35 Scott Wheeler, executive director of the National Republican Trust, www.GOPTrust.com  Scott is a former television producer and investigative journalist, Scott also is a writer focusing on domestic and international security issues. We discuss whether the economic impact of Covid is more of a national security and economic impact, rather than a medical crisis.

7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts of www.RogueWeather.com

7:35 Local farmer and elected member of the Farm Services Agency, Glenn Archambault – Any potential problems of a food shortage in reaction to Covid Concerns? Glenn says no, but state land use planning isn’t helping, and we discuss it.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, “What Made Southern Oregon Great”. More on Dr. Powers at www.DennisPowersBooks.com

Epidemics in Southern Oregon

By Dennis Powers

Over time, there have been epidemics of smallpox, influenza, Spanish Flu, polio, and now COVID-19. We have picked three to show the response in Southern Oregon. Although the opioid crisis has been called an epidemic, this doesn’t fit into our category.

Three years after the Civil War ended, we had the Jackson County Epidemic of 1868. An estimated 300 million people died from smallpox in the 20th century alone. Although the effectiveness of smallpox vaccination had been known for decades, very few Southern Oregonian then had be so vaccinated. The sudden outbreak caused fear as over twenty men, women, and children died; some four times that number had been infected but recovered. As Medford wasn’t even a town yet (1884), Jacksonville was the epicenter and its Board of Trustees enacted stringent regulations.

Every person who had not been vaccinated (or “liable for smallpox attack”) had to be vaccinated. Lists of the unvaccinated people were drawn. Anyone exposed to the disease was banned from all public places, including simply walking down a street. Physicians who didn’t change their clothing after each vaccination were also charged with a violation. The fine for any violation: Up to $100.

Funeral processions of smallpox victims were prohibited thru Jacksonville, and only family members could attend nighttime-only burials. County residents who died of any infectious disease could not be buried in the town cemetery on the hill. A “visible” yellow flag and a large door sign of “Smallpox” had to be outside of every home or building where an infected person was living. The crisis passed.

A second was the 1918 influenza pandemic, the most severe one to now. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus as to where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919 (World War I).  In the United States, this was first identified with returning troops in spring 1918. It is estimated that 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with 675,000 occurring in the U.S. (Ten million soldiers, including 117,000 Americans, died during World War I; a total of 20 million soldiers and civilians died worldwide.) The outbreak was violent and lasted 10 months in the U.S, just after the war ended. 

When Medford Mayor C.E. Gates learned people were dying of the 1918 flu across the border in California, he took quick, “very strict” action. He ordered Medford residents to wear masks; told the railroad to stop bringing sick people into town; and closed down schools, churches, and other places where people gathered. The fine for not wearing a mask was $5—which then was a day’s wages. Sacred Heart Hospital in Medford (operated by the Sisters of Providence) dedicated its upstairs floor as a flu ward, and the city of Medford provided bedding. Of 150 people treated at the hospital, 12 died. And 10 died at Ashland’s Hospital. (Ashland officials took a similar approach but didn’t mandate the wearing of masks.) Our rural surroundings, no urban buildings stacked against each other, was another reason—given also the officials’ response—of our “good fortune”.  

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that attacks the spinal cord, which can cause paralysis and death–the virus is alive for 6 weeks. Possible complications of paralytic polio include permanent paralysis of certain muscle groups: for example, leg muscles or the muscles needed for breathing. A polio patient with a paralyzed diaphragm would spends weeks or months inside an iron lung while recovering. This tank respirator has a pump that changes the pressure inside a rectangular, airtight metal box, pulling air in and out of the lungs.

Each summer, polio would come like the Plague. Beaches and pools would close–due to the fear that the poliovirus was waterborne. Children had to stay away from crowds, so they often were banned from movie theaters, bowling alleys, and the like. In March 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced he had successfully tested a vaccine against polio. In 1952–an epidemic year for polio–there were 58,000 new cases reported in the U.S., and more than 3,000 died. Dr. William Miller co-chaired the Jackson County Polio Immunization program in the 1950s that had the greatest immunization rate in the state of Oregon.

Before the 1950s, an iron lung was the only life option for those with the paralyzing disease interfering with breathing. The only iron lung for years was in Portland. In 1949, it took 10 – 12 hours for a friend of George Milligan to make the trip by ambulance from here to that city. As ambulances then didn’t have oxygen on board, the trip north required stops at different hospitals on the way for the life-saving oxygen. His friend died before reaching Portland. (I-5 had not been yet built.) He was one of the 2,700 Americans who died in 1949 of polio, out of more than 42,000 polio victims.

George decided then to buy a surplus military plane for polio patients and turn it into an air ambulance, the first such service in the country. With fundraising efforts by schoolchildren, the Boy Scouts, and other community members, Milligan raised enough money to purchase the first Mercy Flights airplane, a twin-engine Cessna known as the “Bamboo Bomber.”

That same year, he created a membership program so that people not only could contribute to Mercy Flights, but also insure that they would be covered if they needed emergency air transportation. Milligan, who flew more than 11,000 patients to medical care, died in an air crash one mile north of the Medford airport in February 1985. Engine trouble was blamed for the crash that claimed three others, including the patient on board and co-pilot, Dr. Henry Boehnke. And now to beat COVID-19.

Sources: Bill Miller, “The Jackson County epidemic of 1868,” Mail Tribune, March 30, 2020 at 1868 Epidemic; Vickie Aldous, “Facing the killer 1918 flu,” Mail Tribune, October 1, 2018 at 1918 Influenza Epidemic; Tammy Asnicar, “Mercy Flights earns its wings,” April 24, 2016 at Polio and Mercy Flights; Craig Kumerfield, “Remembering the polio epidemic of the 1950s: Part I,” Argus Leader, August 21, 2017, at Polio Epidemics

3-30 to 4-3-2020: Bill Meyer’s Blog & Guest Information

3-30 to 4-3-2020

 

 

 

 

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Bill’s Guests for Friday, April 03, 2020

6:35 Swamp Update live from DC with Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government www.DailyTorch.com

7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts of www.RogueWeather.com

8:10 Capt. William E. Simpson, winner of TWO seasons of Nat Geo’s “Doomsday Preppers” talks with me about gov response to Covid, and his latest article: “And Just Like That, Everyone Stopped Laughing At Preppers”

Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 02, 2020

6:35 Ken LaCorte, of LaCorte News – Great news site – their slogan is “News Unspun, Talk Uncensored. We talk media bias, (He was a Fox News Exec for Many years) and Wu Flu stories like THIS one – https://www.lacortenews.com/n/chinese-researchers-studied-and-collected-samples-of-bats-near-wuhans-wet-market

7:35 Art Robinson, candidate for State Senate District 2, Josephine County and northern Jackson County – Find out more about Art at www.ArtForOregon.com .

8:10 Michael Strickland, https://www.youtube.com/user/LaughingAtLiberals the news videographer who was attacked by a gang of masked thugs while filming a protest in downtown Portland on July 7th, 2016. He was convicted of several felonies for drawing his firearm to protect himself from the mob. Contribute to his legal defense fund through Paypal – StricklandLegalFund@gmail.com  More on Michael at his You Tube channel

Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 01, 2020

6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist with EpAutos.com and we discuss transportation, politics, and freedom issues re Wu Flu. https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/03/29/american-morozovs/

7:35 Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet M.D., past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

March 30th, 2020

Why Are Some Governors Blocking Physicians’ Attempts to Save Lives in Coronavirus Pandemic?​

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

While people’s lives and jobs are being devastated by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), and there has been no FDA-approved treatment, governors or state pharmacy boards in Nevada, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Texas are issuing emergency orders to restrict which medications doctors can use to save lives.            

These politicians have no background in infectious disease, medicine, research design, or epidemiology, yet they presume to dictate to front-line physicians who are reading the emerging research and caring for patients.            

Many doctors are using older medicines, FDA approved for more than 70 years and widely used worldwide to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis—chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil). They often add azithromycin (Z-pak), a commonly used antibiotic with some activity against this virus.            

These politicians are presuming to decide that doctors may not prescribe these drugs “off-label,” i.e. for anything other than the disease for which the FDA originally approved the drug. Their pretext is that we do not have large randomized controlled clinical trials (RCT) for this new indication.            

While we are facing one of the most devastating public health crises in our lifetime, there is NO time to wait for the years-long process of an RCT to provide “proof.” Doctors who use the drugs can observe first-hand how patients respond.            

While governors have been handing down orders, doctors in the U.S. and overseas have been reporting remarkable success in treating COVID-19 patients: reductions in hospitalization, less need for scarce ventilators, less need for ICU and intubations, and significantly lower death rates. Two studies from France, conducted by Dr. Didier Raoult, specialist in infectious disease and viral illness, are very promising. Besides helping relieve signs of illness, hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin also appears to shorten the period of infectivity, which is critically important in controlling disease spread. Data on safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are coming in almost daily from more than 10 countries, including Canada, Australia, Israel, South Korea, and China.            

Several Governors jumped on this restriction bandwagon soon after President Trump announced at a recent Corona Task Force briefing that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine showed hope in treating COVID-19, based on several small clinical studies from Johns Hopkins, France, and (at last count) eight other countries. He did not say he recommended these medicines, as some media have falsely stated.            

After 70 years of experience, physicians are well-acquainted with potential side effects, and are aware of patients who should not take them. On the whole, they are quite safe. Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family physician in a small community in New York state hard hit with coronavirus infections, has been successfully using the combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, zinc and vitamin C to treat almost 700 patients in the outpatient setting. His results are remarkable: zero deaths, zero intubations/ventilators needed, and only four patients hospitalized due to pneumonia. This protocol has been effective in several countries to decrease hospitalizations, and reduce the duration of viral shedding that is a risk to other people.           

Yet Governor Cuomo’s emergency order restricted this treatment to only hospitalized patients, and only those in a New York approved clinical trial. Such a rigid restriction of FDA-approved medicines being used off label to help patients stay out of the hospital makes no sense. Why is a politician making arbitrary medical edicts?

Those who are afraid of “off-label” use need to know that physicians use medications in this way constantly. Until this crisis, there has been no outcry about doctors using old medicines for new uses. This freedom has allowed more rapid discovery of life-saving treatments. Here are a few of many possible examples:

  • Amitriptyline (Elavil®), first approved for depression, is now used for nerve pain.
  • Trazodone, approved for depression, is widely used at lower doses for sleep.
  • Sildenafil (Viagra®), approved for erectile dysfunction, is also used to treat pulmonary artery hypertension.
  • The anti-parasite medicines nifurtimox and eflornithine were successfully used off label to treat children with the rare, fatal brain cancer neuroblastoma.

The United States FDA on Sunday March 28, 2020 issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to be used as approved treatments for COVID 19. This EUA illustrates my point: Governors should NOT be jumping into medical decision-making on limited data and with no medical training, especially at a time of a National Emergency and pandemic when medical information is changing rapidly, and to save lives we must use the tools we have at hand, as safely as possible in a war against an invisible enemy.   

Physicians take the Oath of Hippocrates to use their best medical judgement to prescribe treatments for the benefit of their patients to the best of their ability and above all to “Do no harm.”

Can Governors who are restricting physicians’ prescription decisions in the COVID 19 pandemic truthfully say the same?

8:10 Sheryl Zimmerer, Executive Director with Logos Public Charter School. Oregon goes for “Distance Learning for All”, and we talk about what this means for public education in a time of Wu Flu.

8:35 Brad Bennington, Executive officer of the Builder’s Association of Southern Oregon. Oregon’s builders have worked hard to implement safety procedures re Covid-19 and he explains this helped make it possible for Governor Brown to allow construction trades to continue working. 

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

6:35: Niels Andersen, President and CEO of MedCV chats with Bill. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on medical doctors and other healthcare workers. MedCV is an outfit that works with retired doctors and other healthcare workers to get them re-licensed and working back in the field.

Andersen has found that many former military doctors and nurses are rushing in to be re-licensed and sent into some of the worst hot-spots. As America fights the coronavirus pandemic it could soon face a shortage of doctors and other health care workers. In Boston, more than 150 workers at a hospital tested positive for the coronavirus. Fresno, California is reporting a shortage of doctors to combat the pandemic. New York City, the epicenter of the outbreak has been unable to report the exact number of health care workers who have become infected. 

Do you happen to be a retired physician or other healthcare worker, and would like to help out during this time of crisis? You can head over to Niels’ website and sign up:

MedCV.com

7:35: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls the show with a Legislative update.

8:10: Mighty John the Record Guy calls the show. Finally, we have a bit of non-coronavirus news, as we tell you how you might be able to turn your old vinyl records in to some cold, hard cash! Make your own stimulus! 

If you have a record you’d like to ask John about, either call EARLY, during the show, or you can head over to his website: MoneyMusic.com


Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 30, 2020

6:35: Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know, chats with Bill today.

Today, we talk about the Antarctic ozone hole, which appears to be shrinking. Here’s an article below where you can read more:

“There’s some indication in the data that the pause is leaning toward a small reversal of the 20th-century trends. This suggests that the ozone recovery is currently a stronger influence on the Southern Hemisphere’s atmosphere than greenhouse gas emissions, said Alexey Karpechko, a scientist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, in a published comment on the new research.”–Scientific American

Shrinking Ozone Hole, Climate Change Are Causing Atmospheric “Tug of War”

Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist with more than 35 years of studying the Earth’s processes. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg University and a master’s from West Virginia University, both in the field of geology. He has presented the results of his research around the world, including India, Ireland and China.

Head over to Gregory’s website: InconvenientFacts.xyz for more great content, where you can also get yourself a copy of his book too.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors calls in to bring to you, the Monday Outdoor Report. Find out more, all over at:

RogueWeather.com

7:35: Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks with Bill today.

Are Governor Brown’s executive orders potentially destroying Oregon’s rural hospitals? We’ll discuss it.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired SOU Professor of Business Law, author of several books and local historian joins Bill by phone today, for today’s edition of: What Made Southern Oregon Great!

Palmerton Park

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 arboretumdefined as a place for the study and exhibit of treeswith 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 todayand 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.    


 

3-23 to 3-27-2020: Bill Meyer’s Blog & Guest Information

 

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 27, 2020

6:35: Rick Manning, the President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update.

We’ll talk with Rick about the latest goings-on in Mordor on The Potomac, and other issues.

Get more great content, all over at: DailyTorch.com

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday Outdoor Report.

7:25: Brenda Edwards of Personnel Source chats with Bill. With anxiety building among the people who have lost jobs over the COVID-19 scare, Brenda is here to tell you that THERE ARE JOBS OUT THERE. You can head over to the website: PersonnelSource.com, where you can fill out the online application.

7:35: Daniel J. Mancuso, publisher of the Illinois Valley News and candidate for the Josephine County Board of Commissioners, Position 2, chats with Bill.

8:10: Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler calls the show. Today we’ll talk with the Sheriff about COVID-19 and the potential law enforcement issues that have come along with it.

8:45: Julie Fletcher with Southern Oregon Goodwill chats with Bill today.

All Goodwill stores, donation sites, Job Connections and Offices are closed as of March 24th until further notice

And, because of that…

Goodwill asks public not to dump donations during Stay Home, Save Lives closure

Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries is asking people to hold off their donations while their doors are closed under Oregon Executive Order 20-12. Goodwill has eight stores in (Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Medford, Roseburg, Sutherlin, and White City) and is asking people not to leave donations outside of their local stores until those locations reopen.

When the Oregon Executive Order 20-12 was issued on Monday, March 23, nonprofits were on the list of businesses that were deemed nonessential and were forced to close on Tuesday, March 24. Goodwill cannot open donation lanes to the public per the order.

“During our normal daily operations, Goodwill gratefully excepts community donations because they are the lifeblood to our thrift retail model. We maximize the value of every item donated to us to fund our mission to enable employment by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth,” said Julie Fletcher, Director of Marketing and Community Relations. “If people leave what they consider a valuable donation without our staff to accept them, the donation becomes an illegal dumping act. Without the presence of our staff, we can’t control the damage that might happen when left to exposure of weather or looting.”

Goodwill has illegal dumping signage posted advising that leaving items after hours is prohibited. Updated in 2017, the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 164.805 is a law against illegal dumping if unapproved by the property owner. Also referred to as “offensive littering,” ORS 164.805 has a maximum fine of $1,000.

Fletcher adds, illegal dumping is a nuisance to the surrounding homes and businesses and it adds costs to Goodwill to have dumped donations cleaned up and sent to the landfill. She asks if you see items piled up outside of Goodwill stores, please be kind and do not add on.

“Goodwill asks well-intentioned donors to hold on to your donations until we can reopen and thank our donors in person.”


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 26, 2020

6:35: Dr. Dean Hart, expert in microbiology chats with Bill today.

Dr. Hart is a published author on the transmission of viruses and diseases. He’s here to talk with us today about Covid-19 and it’s impact on heavy urban centers like New York City and others.

For 25 years Dr. Hart taught as an Associate Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Find out more from Dr. Hart at his website: DeanHartScientist.com

Find him here on Facebook, and check out his LinkedIn too.

8:10: Prof. Eric Fruits, Ph.D. and Vice President of Research at Cascade Policy Institute chats with Bill.

Today, we’ll be talking to Professor Fruits about PERS, and what could happen during this Covid-19 crisis.

The Upcoming PERS Crisis

The system is facing a $30 billion shortfall—radical reform is needed
 By Eric Fruits, Ph.D.

Coronavirus has hit the economy hard. Nearly all the stock market gains from the past two or three years have been wiped out. While it’s painful for investors and retirees, it’s likely to fuel the third major PERS crisis since the dot-com bust.

PERS, the public employee retirement system, has two major sources of funds: investment returns and employer contributions. PERS investments are managed by the state treasurer, under guidance from the Oregon Investment Council. “Employers” are state and local governments whose employees are PERS members.

PERS charges these employers a rate equal to some percent of their payroll to fund the costs of their employees’ anticipated retirement benefits. Currently, the average rate is approximately 25% of payroll. For example, for a city employee with a salary of $60,000 a year, the city must pay an additional $15,000 to PERS.

One of the many factors that affect the employer rate is the unfunded actuarial liability, or UAL. The UAL is an estimate of how much money would be needed to pay off all existing beneficiaries if the system were liquidated. Think of it this way: If you sold everything you owned—house, car, checking, savings, retirement—would you have enough to pay everyone you owe? If you don’t, you have unfunded liabilities.

PERS currently has a UAL of $24.5 billion. If PERS liquidated all its assets to pay its existing members, the system would be $24.5 billion short. The employer rate is set to fill that gap over a period of approximately 20 years. So, if the UAL increases, the employer rate increases. Similarly, if the UAL decreases, so does the employer rate.

Here’s where investment returns come in.

Because of the way PERS benefits are calculated, the system’s investments must earn an average of at least 7.2% a year to stop the UAL from getting bigger. That’s a very aggressive, and optimistic, target.

In good times, when PERS investments earn above average returns, the money from the investments reduces the UAL, which in turn reduces the employer contribution rate. If, on the other hand, PERS investments tank, the UAL balloons, and state and local governments must make bigger contributions to fill the gap.

PERS investment returns are correlated with stock market returns. Generally speaking, in a bull market, PERS investments run with the bulls; when the market drops, PERS investments suffer as well.

The stock market is down more than 20% from the beginning of the year. That means PERS investments would be down by about 11%. Based on past experience, such a drop would add another $6 billion to PERS’ unfunded liabilities, for a total UAL of about $30 billion.

Let’s say the economy improves and the stock market recovers all its losses, ending the year unchanged from the beginning of the year. PERS investments would be up by about 5%, based on past experience. Even so, PERS unfunded liabilities would increase by about $3 billion for a total UAL of about $27 billion.

Based on these observations, it’s very possible that state and local governments would face an employer contribution rate for PERS of 30% or more. That $60,000 employee would now come with an $18,000 additional cost to pay for PERS.

Where will that additional money come from?

It’ll come from us. Legislators and local governments will be under tremendous pressure to raise taxes to pay for skyrocketing PERS costs. Along with that will come budget cuts, with fewer teachers, state police, foster care workers resulting in bigger class sizes, reduced law enforcement, and more children stranded in the foster system. It’s not just a financial crisis, it’s a human crisis.

PERS has been a ticking time bomb for two decades. Attempts at meaningful reform have been put off by timid politicians and thwarted by powerful public employee unions. In the first PERS crisis of 2002, the system’s unfunded liabilities were less than $4 billion. In the second crisis, beginning in 2008, the UAL ballooned to $16 billion. Today, we’re looking at a third crisis with a UAL of $30 billion or more, or nearly $19,000 per household.

We are entering an era in which PERS cannot be merely tweaked or reformed. We are entering a PERS crisis that will require a radical overhaul of the entire system. It can begin with some straightforward first steps:

  1. Move all new public employees into a 403(b) defined contribution plan. These are similar to the 401(k) plans held by many private sector employees. TriMet has already made the switch, and it saved the agency from insolvency.
  2. The PERS Board must change its assumed rate of return on PERS investments. Because of the mismatch between assumed and actual investment returns, PERS is accruing liabilities much faster than it’s growing its assets. Bad assumptions were unsustainable 20 years ago, and they’re disastrous now.

These are just first steps that can be handled quickly in an emergency session of the legislature and an emergency meeting of the PERS board. There’s never a good time to upset the public employee unions. Now that we’re in a crisis, it’s time for leadership and action to save the state from fiscal disaster.

Click here for a PDF version of the article above.

8:35: Prof. Rob Natelson, Constitutional expert calls the show today. We’ll be talking Constitutional powers in times of crisis, such as the one we face now.

Here’s a couple of articles you can read for further reading:

Natelson: Denver’s lock-down order probably unconstitutional

COVID-19, Emergency Powers Leave Freedom in Temporary Short Supply

Professor Rob Natelson is a recognized constitutional expert who is excellent on radio and TV. A law professor for 25 years, he is now Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute in Denver and a Senior Adviser to the Convention of States project. His goal is to always explain the Constitution objectively rather than letting politics distort the truth. His research is quoted regularly in the nation’s courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com joins Bill for the Weekly Transportation News Segment.

Today, we’ll be talking Wu-Flu, and what it’s doing to America. But, what does Eric think? We’ll talk about it.

“I am wondering whether the government which is prohibiting us from earning a living will prohibit itself from filching our pockets for money we haven’t been allowed to earn.

It seems only fair.”

Read the rest of the article. Click the link below.

Sacrifices

And, check out more from Eric, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:35: Ben Chew, Practice Administrator with Illume Aesthetics calls the show. Today we talk with Ben about Executive Order 20-12. Ben claims that due to the Governor’s edict, that equipment from their business was seized. We’ll discuss it.

Would you like to know more?

8:10: Dr. Sally Pipes M.D. President and CEO of Pacific Research Institute talks with Bill today.

Dr. Pipes has penned an opinion piece over at FoxNews.com about price controls during a pandemic. You can read the article for yourself by clicking the link below:

Sally Pipes: Coronavirus shows why you don’t want price controls during a pandemic

SALLY C. PIPES is president, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco–based think tank founded in 1979. Prior to becoming president of PRI in 1991, she was assistant director of the Fraser Institute, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Pipes has also written several books which you can check out at: EncounterBooks.com


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

7:10: Tom Gresham, host of Gun Talk (11A to 2P KMED/KCMD) chats with Bill today. We’ll talk with Tom today about the apparent boom in firearms and ammo sales over the fear of the COVID-19 virus.

Tom Gresham is a spokesman for 2nd Amendment Foundation. He hosts the nationally syndicated weekend radio talk show ‘Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk,’ carried on 266 stations.  He also has created, hosted and directed several television series about guns including Shooting Sports America on ESPN, and Guns and Gear on NBC Sports. An author of several books, Tom has also written thousands of magazine articles about firearms. 

7:35: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls in to give you the latest news from the Legislature.

8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, outdoors expert and emergency preparedness advocate talks with Bill.

With the hysteria during this coronavirus crisis just seeming to get bigger, there’s no better time to be prepared, and you still can. Capt. Bill has some tips and advice for you on preparedness that isn’t too late to do.

Capt. Bill won 2 seasons of Nat Geo’s show “Doomsday Preppers,” so there’s no one better to listen to, so you can be prepared.

Here are some articles you can read, that can help you to be better prepared during this crisis, and any other that may arise in the future.

ThePrepperJournal.com

NatGeo: Bunker Boat

Why Emergency Managers Shouldn’t Alienate Preppers (Opinion)

The Truth About Currency Devaluation And Preparedness


Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 23, 2020

6:35: David Safavian, Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Nolan Center for Justice chats with Bill this morning.

With cities, states and the federal government struggle to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, one of the contentious areas of disagreement is what to do with the millions of Americans currently in prison.  While some states look to release non-violent convicts, and other measures, it is important to balance public safety with public health.

David Safavian is the Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Nolan Center for Justice, where he advocates for policy changes that improve public safety, protect families and victims, reduce recidivism, and maintain fiscal austerity. A member of the D.C. bar, Safavian is also the general counsel for the American Conservative Union.

You can learn more about David and the American Conservative Union right HERE.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Walk Around The Block from RogueWeather.com chats with Bill. It’s the Monday, Outdoor Report.

7:35: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, “Steve The Marine,” chats with Bill. Today, we’ll be talking with The Mahatma about the Constitutional aspects of this Coronavirus outbreak. We’ll look into things that government is allowed to do in this crisis, and what they are NOT allowed to do according to the U.S. Constitution.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired SOU Professor of Business Law, author and local historian talks with Bill. It’s time for this week’s edition of: Visiting Past & Present.

The Shasta Valley Stone Circles

by Dennis Powers

Mysterious stone circles lie in the Shasta Valley off Highway 97 from Interstate-5, located between the tiny town of Tennant (41 people discovered in the 2010 census) and Mt. Shasta’s base. These odd earth foundations are set over 600 acres of the flat prairie near the northwestern foot of the peak. The Shasta Valley is randomly strewn with volcanic stones.         

Each concentric mound is the same, 60 feet in diameter, with the dirt rising in an almost perfect circle to a crest approximately 2 feet above the level of the surrounding plain. A stone path, or mosaic, surrounds each ring; and the rocks were obviously gathered from the countless stones surrounding the area. The circular paths start from pebbles with smaller ones at the bottom working into larger sizes and boulders at the top.

Constructed of “pure” dirt, the mounds rest on the hard pan surrounding the area. Appearing smooth surfaced–as if to make it easier to walk over–the rock rings are smooth surfaced. This is far easier to walk over then the scatterings of rocks nearby where only sage brush and weeds can grow.

The trenches and mounds are man-made–not natural–and it was first thought that the stone circles were the result of human agricultural activity. Anthropologists have discounted this idea, since virtually no other artifacts have been discovered in the area, and the Native Americans who lived here subsisted primarily on fishing and hunting.

The Indian elders of the region just shrugged their shoulders and said that they had no idea where the mounds came from. This certainly looked like the work of many men, but no tools, no relics, no artifacts nearby were ever discovered. A few of the theories attribute the mounds to upheaving by frost, gopher activity, or erosion by wind and water. The origin of the stone circles remains a mystery to this day–and several of the mysterious mound clusters are at different locations around the mountain.

With Mt. Shasta famous (or notorious) for its numerous UFO sightings, the underground Lemurian city of Telos, its Bigfoot sightings, and the supernatural, these mounds add to its allure. An interpretive sign off U.S. Interstate 5 (at the Weed Airport Rest Area) notes that archaeologists and geologists are in conflict over what brought about these mounds—and that the “origin of the Stone Circles remains a mystery to today.” 

Sources: Brad Olson, “Discovering Forbidden Archaeology,” Perceptive Travel, at Images and Text on the Mounds; see Bruce Walton, editor, Mount Shasta: Home of the Ancients, pages 32-35; see the following page for two images. 

8:45: Kathleen with Storage at Exit 24 calls the show for today’s Whose Business Is It Anyway? segment.

Address: 65 S. Grove Road, Phoenix, OR 97535

PHONE: 541-204-2031

ONLINE: StorageAtExit24.com


 

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