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Bill's Guests: Friday, November 9, 2018

6:35: Michael Stumo, with the Coalition for a Prosperous America talks with Bill. Three Internet security experts have accused state-owned telecom giant China Telecom of diverting internal US Internet traffic through China. The purpose, apparently, was corporate espionage.

According to Doug Madory, an expert on Internet traffic at Silicon Valley software maker Oracle, China Telecom's network sent out false signals that diverted Internet traffic supposedly bound for the Verizon network onto the China Telecom network. The traffic passed through Hangzhou and other Chinese cities, and this went on undetected for an incredible 30 months, from late 2015 through 2017, according to Madory.

"China Telecom has misdirected Internet traffic (including out of the United States) in recent years. I know because I expended a great deal of effort to stop it in 2017," Madory wrote in his Nov. 5th blog post on Oracle's website, entitled "China Telecom's Internet Traffic Misdirection

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

7:20: Mr. X, crack researcher, friend of the Bill Meyer Show, expert on all things Green Mafia and all around nice guy joins Bill in studio today.

Today we'll be talking with X about the Education Establishment's influence on the recent election.

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" OSA currently represents and provides direct services to ten member campuses: SOU, LCC, UO, OSU -Corvallis, COCC, WOU, PSU, LBCC, and OSU- Cascades, and is the strongest statewide student association in the nation"

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8:10: Mark Seligman, a Josephine County Community Activist talks with Bill. He'd like to address the new cannabis rules stirring things up with property owners.

8:35: Steven Rice, of Mobile Madness in Grants Pass comes into the studio for today's local business interview.

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Bill's Guests: Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist, Libertarian thinker and car guy talks with Bill today. Today, we'll be talking with Eric about his new article over at, "Obamacare on Wheels." We'll also talk with him about the latest cars, trucks SUV's and other cool car stuff!

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7:35: State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks with Bill. An election post-mortem and a discussion on how Republicans tend to fall into what Linthicum terms "The Collectivist Trap"

8:10: Dr. Michael Wall, Senior Writer over at talks with Bill today. We'll be discussing the asteroid, called Oumuamua, which some believe may possibly, be an alien spacecraft.

Scientists say mysterious ‘Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft. The recent discovery of Oumuamua -- the mysterious space object that has the world puzzled over whether it's a rock, rocket or an alien probe, confirms what many experts have told Dr. Michael Wall: It's likely that we will have evidence of alien life in the next 10 years.

Dr. Michael Wall is a senior writer at who has written extensively about the search for alien life. His work has appeared in Scientific American, NBC News, Fox News and several other outlets. He holds a graduate certificate in science journalism from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before becoming a writer, Dr. Wall worked as a biologist; he earned a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Sydney in Australia and has 15 peer-reviewed publications. He's based in San Francisco, where he chronicles the space tech revolution in Silicon Valley.

Bill's Guests: Wednesday, November 7, 2018: Election Aftermath

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. We'll talk with Rick about what is next, now that Democrats have taken back control of the House.

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7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office drops by the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.

8:10: State Senator Alan DeBoer calls into the show today. We'll discuss what's next after Democrat Jeff Golden defeated Republican Jessica Gomez to win Senator DeBoer's seat.

8:45: Cherisse from No Wires Media joins Bill in studio for today's business interview.

Bill's Guests: Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Election Day

6:35: Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel with First Liberty talks with Bill today.

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial

Attorneys with First Liberty Institute represent The American Legion in defense of "grave stone" to 49-men from Prince George's County, Maryland

The Supreme Court of the United States announced that it has accepted the appeal of The American Legion et al. v. American Humanist Association et al. The American Legion, represented by First Liberty Institute and the international law firm Jones Day, is asking the Justices to reverse a lower court decision that could lead to the bulldozing of the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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7:10: Bill Currier, Chair of the Oregon Republican Party talks with Bill on this most important election day.

7:35: Tom Kelly, President and CEO of ID Experts talks with Bill today.

Smart speaker privacy has been a growing debate in headlines recently, especially surrounding Facebook's massive breach and concerning Portal announcement.

In fact, a new Parks Associates report found that the percentage of broadband households not intending to purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns reached 32% in Q1 2018, up from 21% in Q1 2017.

In an op-ed for Fox News, Tom similarly pointed out the risks that smart speakers pose both to businesses and consumers if not handled wisely.

8:10: Dr. Tim Ball, Chief Science Adviser of International Climate Science Coalition and author of: "Human Caused Global Warning: The Biggest Deception In History," talks with Bill.

"If bitcoin use continues to grow, it alone could produce enough carbon emissions to raise global temperatures by almost 4 degrees F as soon as 2033, a new study suggests.

"Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency with heavy hardware requirements," said Randi Rollins, a master's student at the University of Hawaii Manoa and study co-author. "And this obviously translates into large electricity demands."

Bitcoin and other similar, power-hungry cryptocurrencies are assets that exist in digital form only and are created and exchanged independent of banks or governments. New bitcoins are created or "mined" by computers that solve complex mathematical problems.

The bitcoins are then stored in "digital wallets" -- a type of virtual bank account but without anything resembling deposit insurance -- from which they can be tapped to buy things.

Transactions take place and are recorded in computers around the world in a public ledger. You can buy coins on cryptocurrency "exchanges." This whole process uses a LOT of electricity. "

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8:45: Randal Lee and Brent Homan, the fellas from Advanced Air join Bill in studio for todays business interview.

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Bill's Guests: Monday, November 5, 2018

6:35: Rachel Alexander from The Stream talks with Bill today.

The Stream's Rachel Alexander looks at the chance the Democrats have to win the House in the midterms and what a Democrat majority will mean for President Trump.

All the latest polls are showing that the GOP will lose the House this week. The seats at risk tend to be areas where Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

So what happens to President Trump if the Democrats take the House?

Rachel believes, "The stakes are very high. If Democrats take the House, they might begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. They'll certainly impede Trump's legislative goals."

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

7:35: Anthony Broadman with the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe talks with Bill.

We continue a discussion re a Washington Times article detailing big campaign contributions from the Cow Creek Tribe, and Coquille believes undue influence used against its proposed casino in Medford. We get the Cow Creek side of the issue.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers drops by the studio for this week's edition of "What Made Southern Oregon Great." Check out more of Dr. Powers books at his website:

The Maddox Brothers and Rose

By Dennis Powers

Riding the rails during the Depression days of 1933, the Maddox children (Cal, Henry, Fred, Don, Cliff, and Rose) left Alabama with their parents to settle in Modesto, California. Toiling from dawn to dusk, eating and sleeping in the fields, the family worked as "fruit tramps" in picking fruits and vegetables in the San Joaquin Valley and from Washington to Arizona.

To earn extra money, the musical family began playing for local dances with 12-year-old Rose in 1937 providing the vocals, even in honky-tonks. Two years later at the Centennial Sacramento State Fair, they entered a hillbilly band competition with a risque, rocking and rhythmic, "Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down." They then officially were voted as and became California's best hillbilly band. By 1941 they were popular due to being featured on far-reaching KFBK-Sacramento radio; however, they disbanded when the brothers were drafted or worked in the war effort.

After World War II, the group returned in 1946 as "Maddox Brothers & Rose", and their showy stage dress gave them the title "the most colorful hillbilly band in America." When Cliff died in 1949, Henry replaced him to join the other Maddox brothers (Fred, Cal, and Don) in the band. In the early 1950s, they performed on the Las Vegas strip and Grand Ole Opry along with regular appearances on the Louisiana Hayride, having recorded for Four Star Records before moving to Columbia Records. Among their successes were Rose's recordings of the Woody Guthrie song "The Philadelphia Lawyer," "The Tramp on the Street," and "Whoa, Sailor."

In early days, songs weren't called country or Western, but instead hillbilly music. In the 1950's, when hillbilly was losing its prominence, this transformed into pop country and rockabilly--and the Maddox Brothers and Rose were at the leading edge with the slapped bass that Fred Maddox developed. (Others believe that the group was one of the first rockabilly groups, if not the first.) This music had hillbilly vocals and instrumentation with a boogie-bass base.

The group was hot and known for its lively antics on stage with rakish costumes and a comedic approach by Don Maddox; Fred's slapping bass style helped drive this broad change in popular music. The band disbanded in 1956 due to a changing music scene and Rose wanting to be out on her own with her brother Cal on the guitar.

Don Maddox, then 34-years old, decided that he wanted to be a cowboy or range rider; he had to find other work to pay his bills. He enrolled at an agricultural college in the San Fernando Valley, even though he had never attended high school. With that education, he began searching in trade magazines for a cattle ranch and saw one advertised in Ashland, Oregon, for $35,000 with 300-acres, some irrigated, and a house. Although this took his last money, Don Maddox bought it.

Rose Maddox continued singing with solo hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s as "Sing a Little Song of Heartache," "Gambler's Love," "Kissing My Pillow," and "Bluebird, Let Me Tag Along." In the early 1980s, she recorded an album of gospel music, "A Beautiful Bouquet," in memory of her son, Donnie, who had recently passed away. In 1996, her CD of "$35 and a Dream" received a Grammy nomination.

Don Maddox was the one, however, who became the bedrock of the Maddox family. When Rose and Cal returned, Don sold them 5 acres of his Ashland ranch to build a house on. They and their mother lived there, later joined by Rose's son, his wife, and children. When Rose fell into poor health and hard financial times, Don bought the house back to help pay the bills and gave her a life estate to live there. When Henry ran into bad times and fell ill, he moved in with Rose.

When Rose died in 1998, all of the original Maddox family had passed away but for Don. Fred Maddox's bass is on display at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, as the exhibitors believe he might have hit the first note of rock and roll on it. At the Country Music Hall of Fame, an entire section is dedicated to the group as part of the Bakersfield Sound Exhibit.

The surviving member of the Maddox Brothers & Rose--Don Maddox--was later "rediscovered" as an artist. With Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart, and "Little" Jimmy Dickens, he was one of the headliners at the Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville, Tennessee. As Don said in an interview: "I've been working the place for fifty-four years, and nobody recognized me as a famous country music singer--until now." And as a standout person.

Sources: " About Maddox Brothers & Rose," at On Maddox Brothers & Rose; Modesto Radio Museum--Jeff Bernard, "Country Music's Rose Maddox dies at 71," Associated Press, April 15, 1998; Saving County Music, "Interview: Don Maddox of Maddox Brothers & Rose at Interview Don Maddox (With Images).

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prohibitionist hits:0 government drug warrior (prohibition_agency) hits:0 propaganda (drugwar_propaganda) hits:22 legalization hits:0 drug_reformer hits:0 reform_referenda hits:0 cannabis hits:1 stimulant hits:0 narcotic hits:0 hallucinogen hits:0
    prohibitionist     prohibition_agency     drugwar_propaganda     legalization     drug_reformer
    reform_referenda     cannabis     stimulant     narcotic     hallucinogen

incarceration/prison mentioned? NO - the issue of prison or incarceration was NOT mentioned in this article .

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explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:0 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:0 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:3 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:15 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:1 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:3 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:0 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:0 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:0
EXP - explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) GRP - hated group (propaganda_theme1) MAD - madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2)
SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related
[news] [concept]

drug reform party illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda 75%
[news] [concept]

propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 propaganda theme5 propaganda theme4 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
propaganda_theme2 : drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugsmadness, violence, illness

propaganda theme2 70%
[news] [concept]

"Crime" "problems" "Depression"3Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 75%
[news] [concept]

"freedom" "America" "American" "Americans" "community" "the Country" "the nation"15Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd

gateway 55%
[news] [concept]

"lead to"1Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
Distortion 7: Gateway
propaganda_theme4 : drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gatewaygateway, use is abuse

propaganda theme4 55%
[news] [concept]

gateway Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
propaganda_theme5 : drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugschildren

propaganda theme5 60%
[news] [concept]

"children" "parents"3Children Corrupted (propaganda theme 5)
Think of the children
 drug of abuse

illegal drugs
[news] [concept]

 drug reform party 55%
[news] [concept]
 psychoactive plant

[news] [concept]

[news] [concept]
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
[news] [concept]
"cannabis"1Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies Cannabis Link DB
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
 religious use 60%
[news] [concept]
"religious freedom" "religious"
Religion and drugs
Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
 youth 60%
[news] [concept]
propaganda theme5
[news] [concept]
"school" "college" "University"
 aggrandizing government

[news] [concept]

"officially" "experts" "expert"6Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)
 mainstream (controlled) media

[news] [concept]

mockingbird Mainstream Media
Michael Levine, Mainstream Media: The Drug War Shills
Mainstream Media: The Most Significant Threat To Freedom
 Mockingbird / Wurlitzer; US intel-controlled media

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"NBC" assoc press1Operation Mockingbird - Mighty Wurlitzer cia a...
US Media Conceals News (2013)
Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana (2012)
Propaganda 101: Operation Mockingbird Continues (2015)
 assoc press
[news] [concept]
"Associated Press" cia a...
Associated Press (AP) - Mockingbird / Wurlitzer

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    assoc_press concept - AP - Associated Press - long linked with "Mighty Wurlitzer" intel ops like, "Operation Mockingbird"
    mockingbird concept - documented US intel controlled media: newspapers, tv, radio - various press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", etc.
    msm concept - mainstream media - corporate, government controlled press: newspaper, tv, radio, websites; press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", Tavistock Institute, etc.
    aggrandizement concept - terms of aggrandizement (of government)
    school concept
    youth concept
    religious_use concept - spiritual or religious use of drugs
    cannabis concept - cannabis (marijuana) product or use
    intoxicant concept
    plants concept - Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    drug_reform_party concept - political parties that support drug reform
    illegal_drugs concept - drugs of abuse, so-called
    propaganda_theme5 concept - drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugs
    propaganda_theme4 concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gateway
    gateway concept - drug war propaganda theme: gateway
    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition