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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 15, 20196:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government calls in to bring you the Weekly Swamp Update. We’ll chat with Rick about the Lisa Page issue, and how it’s not gotten a lot of media attention, and more things from Washington D.C. See more great content over at: DailyTorch.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Kim Wallan, Oregon State Representative calls the show. Kim will give us an update on the latest goings-on in the State Legislature. 8:10: Mr. X, research savant, activist, Gang Green expert and one HECK of a model American joins Bill in studio for a recap of last night’s 2nd Amendment meeting, where folks discussed the numerous gun grabbing bills being pushed by Oregon’s uber-leftist governor Kate Brown and her urban Democrat cohorts who now hold a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature. Keep up with Mr. X’s research and mission to expose the globalists and their nefarious plans for America at his website: MrXFiles.com 8:45: Mike Gantenbein, Director of Marketing from the Britt Festival joins Bill in studio. Mike’s here today to give you the latest round of acts to be at Britt this year. Get ticket and show information, all over at: BrittFest.org.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 14, 20196:35: Jennifer Margulis Ph D, co-author of The Vaccine Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years, talks with Bill. The state of Oregon is moving on with a bill, which would strip personal exemptions from school children vaccination requirements. Jennifer is here today to touch on this subject. Check out this video for your consumption from Dr. Paul You can get her book, by clicking here, and you can check out more at her website: JenniferMargulis.net. 7:10: Christine Douglass-Williams, author of: The Challenge of Modernizing Islam, talks with Bill today. Her new book is the first major effort, to provide a foundation of understanding and a vision of Islam that is consistent with human rights, equal rights and modernity. This bestselling book features interviews by foremost moderate and reformist Muslims in the Western world. Douglass-Williams poses tough questions about how they deal with problematic Qur’an passages, how they intend to get their message across to the Muslim world, and more. Get ahold of your copy by clicking here. Christine Douglass-Williams is a nine-time international award-winning journalist and television producer (including Telly, Videographer, and Omni Awards), having conducted over 1,700 live interviews. She was a federally appointed Director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and a former appointee to the Office of Religious Freedom in Foreign Affairs. She also serves as a political advisor. 8:05: Royal Standley, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors calls in for the daily Stock Report. You can get more great information over at: OPFA.com, or give Royal a call at: 541-772-1116. 8:45: Jay Owenhouse, Master Illusionist, calls the show today. Jay will be appearing this Saturday at The Craterian Theater, and he’s calling in today to give us a taste of things to come. WHEN: Saturday, March 16th, at 4 and 8 PM. WHERE: The Craterian Theater. Click here to get your tickets.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 13, 20196:35: Dr. John Zmirak, Senior Editor at The Stream chats with Bill this morning. Dr. Zmirak decries Elizabeth Warren’s latest idea for a complete government takeover of Facebook, Google and Twitter as nothing short of insane. (So does Shane for that matter) Read Dr. Zmriak’s article: Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Take Over Facebook and Twitter Would be a Disaster. Here’s a Better Option He observes: “If social media came under federal regulation, you can count on one thing: the regulations imposed on various media would be even more onerous than the ones we suffer with now. Even when Republicans took office, they wouldn’t fix them. And, when Democrats took power, they’d do with the Department of Social Media precisely what Lois Lerner did with the IRS: weaponize the agency to punish conservatives and Christians.” Hey, Dr. Zmirak has a new book out: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism, which you can get by clicking the link. Also, don’t forget to check out more great content over at: TheStream.org. 7:35: Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department joins Bill in studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. 8:10: Dr. Marylin Singleton M.D, a Board Certified anesthesiologist and President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons talks with Bill today. March 12th, 2019
Thought Police (Oops, Medicare) For All
by Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JDThe new Medicare for All bill (H.R. 1384) has come and hopefully will go the way of the pet rock. Everybody now knows the basics: the government will take care of all medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and long-term care services with no out-of-pocket expenses. The bill prohibits parallel private insurance, and has the glaring absence of a financing mechanism. But as usual, bills contain hidden gems. Section 104 of the bill tracks the Affordable Care Act’s “anti-discrimination” rule, making it clear that no person can be denied benefits, specifically including abortion and treatment of gender identity issues “by any participating provider.” The bill does not correspondingly reaffirm the federal laws protecting conscience and First Amendment religious freedom rights of medical personnel. Such protections relate to participation in abortion, sterilization, assisted suicide, and other ethical dilemmas. Most sane individuals agree that we do not want our government to control any aspect of our individual lives—particularly not our religious beliefs and moral codes. When the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sought to clarify such conscience protections, thousands of commenters offered evidence of discrimination and coercion to violate the tenets of the Oath of Hippocrates and their own ethics. Some left their jobs or left the medical profession entirely when their conscientious objections were not honored. Conscience protections are vital in this time of unabashed devaluing of life. Last year, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education Training Act (PCHETA), passed the House but died in the Senate. This bill would have dedicated $100 million in additional taxpayer dollars to persuade patients to forgo treatment that might prolong life in exchange for a steady stream of increasing doses of narcotics. Already some families feel they are not merely offered hospice as a choice but are steered toward it when their older relatives fall ill, even when the medical prognosis is uncertain. The focus on palliative care and lowering costs by reducing “aggressive” end-of-life treatment is one more incremental under-the-radar step along the road to government control over life and death. A culture of hastening death has gradually evolved, disguised as “death with dignity.” California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont have legalized physician-assisted suicide with 20 other states considering implementing such laws. Subtly devaluing life primes the pump for rationing of medical care at all stages by a government-run program that is the exclusive purveyor of medical “benefits.” Our western counterparts with single payer have discovered that offering fewer benefits is the simplest way to control costs. The “Complete Lives System”—the brainchild of ObamaCare physician architect Ezekiel Emanuel—includes worrisome determinants of who should receive care. The system prioritizes adolescents and persons with “instrumental value,” i.e., individuals with “future usefulness.” This year, legislators were not so subtle. It is bad enough that our elderly are pushed into hospice, but now the compassionate legislators have set their sights on newborns. New York passed, and Virginia floated laws that permit the killing of babies after birth. The U.S. Senate garnered only 53 of the 60 votes needed to pass the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act which would mandate medical care and legal protections to infants born alive after an attempted abortion. Starting in the 1970s, the federal government clearly saw a need to protect medical personnel from the tyranny of the government mandates that could violate religious or moral convictions. Personal liberty is an integral part of our democratic republic. While a physician’s calling is to render treatment to all patients, this is balanced with an individual physician’s moral beliefs. This is no more apparent than in legislation permitting physician assisted suicide and post-delivery “abortions.” Sadly, under threat of discrimination lawsuits, some physicians have acquiesced to patients’ requests for medications and surgical procedures that conflict with their moral code. As anthropologist, Margaret Mead so brilliantly wrote, “One profession, the followers of [Hippocrates], were to be dedicated completely to life under all circumstances…This is a priceless possession which we cannot afford to tarnish, but society always is attempting to make the physician into a killer—to kill the defective child at birth, to leave the sleeping pills beside the bed of the cancer patient. … It is the duty of society to protect the physician from such requests.” We must not let the government bury our conscience and beliefs under layers of bureaucracy. Medicare for All may mean independent thought for none. 8:45: Nancy Mann-Self and Toni Arnspieger from The Pear Blossom Festival joins Bill, live in studio. The ladies talk with Bill today about all the fun that going to happen, coming soon to the Rogue Valley.
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 12, 20196:35: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. author of “Desert Fox: The Storied Military Career of Erwin Rommel,” chats with Bill today. War hero or war criminal? Man of integrity or Hitler flunky? Military genius or just lucky? Now, bestselling military historian Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. gets to the heart of this mysterious figure in Desert Fox: The Storied Military Career of Erwin Rommel —offering a fresh look at the Allies’ most well-respected opponent of WWII. This military-history biography explores the complexities of the controversial Nazi leader through his improbable and spectacular military career, his epic battles in North Africa, and his fraught relationship with Hitler and the Nazi Party. Desert Fox: The Storied Military Career of Erwin Rommel reveals:
- How Rommel’s victories in North Africa were sabotaged by Hitler’s incompetent interference
- How Rommel burned Hitler’s orders telling him to commit war crimes
- Why it wouldn’t have helped Patton if he really had read Rommel’s book
- How Rommel was responsible for the Germans’ defense against the D-Day landing
- Why the plot to overthrow Hitler was fatally compromised when Rommel was gravely injured in an Allied attack
- The reason Rommel agreed to commit suicide after his part on the plot was discovered by Hitler
Two Views on HB 2020, Oregon Democrats proposal to regulate carbon emissionsWhen the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Director, Richard Whitman, was asked by me in committee what impact on global carbon would occur if Oregon were to reduce its’ emissions to zero, he responded: “Rep. Brock Smith, you are correct that Oregon’s portion of global carbon emissions is, I’ll use the word minuscule.” When Dr. Philip Mote, Director of the Oregon Climate Services and Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, was asked by me what the impact would be on the global climate if Oregon were to reduce their emissions to zero, he responded the impact would be, “Imperceptible.” Ed and Bill also discuss the upcoming Pro Second Amendment meeting. We’ll discuss strategies to fight the slew of anti-gun and anti-gunowner legislation. WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019. Doors: 5:30pm Meeting Begins: 6pm. WHERE: Roxy Ann Grange. 1850 Spring St. Medford. Keep up with Mr. X’s research over on his new website: MrXFiles.com.
Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 11, 20196:35: Dr. Ed Berry Ph. D, editor and publisher of EdBerry.com based in Bigfork, Montana, talks with Bill. Dr. Ed, an expert in climate change, takes the position that our carbon dioxide emissions are insignificant to climate change. Check out Ed’s article over at: NewsWithViews.com, “They Say Their ‘Climate Change’ Evidence Hits The “Gold Standard” But Offer NO Evidence” And, you can read Ed’s latest response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “PREPRINT: Contradictions to IPCC’s Climate Change Theory.” You can also get more great content from Ed at his website: EdBerry.com. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Michael Strickland, the Portland journalist that was attacked by a #BlackLivesMatter mob in July of 2016 talks with Bill today. Michael was convicted of 10 felonies for pulling his firearm in order to protect himself. He was recently invited by The College Republicans at Portland State University to speak on his ordeal, when a known Antifa agitator, dubbed “Bell Ringer Guy,” disrupted the presentation, spewing leftist drivel and a plethora of obscenities. All the while according to Michael’s article, which you can read in full below,” PSU Campus Police and Security did nothing to stop Bell Ringer Guy’s tirade. I Am The Speaker Who Was Disrupted and Abused At Portland State University – Here Is My Story You can see more from Michael on his YouTube Channel: Laughing At Liberals. Also, Michael is still appealing his convictions, and needs financial support. You can now help him out, via PayPal: email@example.com (If link doesn’t work, copy and paste into your browser) 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author of numerous books and local historian joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of: What Made Southern Oregon Great!! Be sure to check out more from Dr. Powers at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.
Yreka: Pioneer Mining Town
By Dennis PowersThe early-1851 discovery of gold 30 miles south of present-day Yreka on the Scott River attracted miners from all directions. In that March, Abraham Thompson–a mule-train packer from Oregon–was leading six men across the Siskiyou Trail to that find. A heavy rainstorm caused the men to camp on the “flats,” 1/4th mile from what is now downtown Yreka. Prospectors before had found insubstantial amounts of gold there, and they would soon leave. This time, the heavy rains had deeply soaked the ground. While watching his pack mules the next morning pull out branch grass by their roots to eat, he was surprised to see flecks of gold on the roots. The group decided to stay there and dig for the precious metal. The gold was there in large quantities, and the word soon went out that this discovery was “the richest square mile on earth.” By May, some 2000 miners lived in tent camps, shanties, and a few rough cabins on the flats and searching for the gold at “Thompson’s Dry Diggings.” By August 1851, 5000 people—primarily miners but with dry-good merchants and a few families—were camped at Shasta Butte City, Yreka’s present location, to be closer to the nearest water supply at Yreka Creek. They believed that this area was the “second mother lode.” With the continual mining and commercial activity, residents began building wooden structures on Main Street, now named Miner Street. About one year after the gold discovery, the California legislature created Siskiyou County. Adjacent to the Oregon border, it would be the fifth largest California county by area, and include towns such as Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir, McCloud, and the Klamath River corridor. As another town was also called Shasta in the area, the city changed its name to Yreka, which was the local Indian name for Mt. Shasta that meant “North Mountain.” The famous “Poet of the West,” Joaquin Miller, described Yreka during 1853-54 as a lively place with “a tide of people up and down and across other streets, as strong as if in New York.” In a few years, Yreka changed from another boisterous gold-rush town into a permanent city with laws and governance. Stage lines from and to Oregon used it as a primary stage stop. With a courthouse built, along with the first hospital, church, and school, Yreka was selected to be the county seat for Siskiyou County. The legendary Lotta Crabtree began her career in these Northern California gold-rush towns and performed in the Yreka area during the mid-1850s, frequently at the Arcade Saloon on Miner Street. According to these stories, the lonely miners threw “thousands of dollars” worth of gold nuggets onto the stage after a performance. With a sense of permanence, the town incorporated in April 1857. As typical with other mining towns, however, when the gold played out, many of the miners, merchants, and their families left. In twenty years, its population was only 1,100 hardy folks. On July 4th, 1871, the bad times continued when a fire consumed most of the business district in its fiery destruction of thirteen blocks, including many stores, a hotel, theatre, all of the livery stables, the Catholic Church, a schoolhouse, and numerous residences. Despite this huge setback, the town people came together and rebuilt; this also brought about the numerous brick buildings that today line Miner and other Yreka streets. A short-line railroad in 1889 then connected the city with the Southern Pacific’s West Coast line. As farming, timbering, and ranching replaced mining, the city began to grow again. In 1941, Yreka came to national prominence as the temporary state capital for the State of Jefferson. With neighboring counties in Oregon and California feeling disenfranchised from their state governments, the succession movement began there. Outside of Yreka, armed men erected roadblocks every Thursday on Highway 99 and handed out their “Proclamation of Independence” before letting drivers continue on. When in a matter of weeks the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the movement came to a quick end. The downtown along West Miner Street is now listed as an historic district on the National Register of Historic Places and as a California Historical Landmark. Over seventy, pre-1900 homes (with numerous stately Victorians) still stand, all within a few blocks of the downtown. With tourism and recreational interests joining Yreka’s economic base, it has 7,750 residents today and is the most populated city in Siskiyou County. Starting from a group of six grizzled men, Yreka has grown over time to become much more than a stagecoach stop. Sources: Western Mining History: Yreka, California at History (with images); City of Yreka: History,” at More History; “City of Yreka: Fast Facts,” at Fast Facts.