KORE – is gone! I blame the insipid and unwritten rules of Networking that goes on in the Emerald Valley, where I know few people, but, know a hell of a lot!
I repeatedly begged Marilyn and Kenny Reed to create a webpage starting ten years ago. Alas, when they got someone in their network of people to do this FOR THEM, it was decided I had way too much knowledge about the Reeds, and, I must be liquidated. I knew them better – than they knew themselves!
The Choir Church was used as their battering ram to take away my Individual Rights and Freedoms. Loners must die on the the Green Networking Valley, because they can give EVERYONE a bad name, especially if they run a newspaper – and don’t give a rat’s ass about being loyal to THEIR GROUP. I talked briefly with Belle Burch after she launched HER NETWORK at me. She did admit it was a mistake not telling me who HER FRIENDS are., and how she was networking with them.
With the toppling of Herbert Armstrong’s radio tower, comes Gloom& Doom for the Networking Nation, because, Herbert invented the Mega End Time Evangelical Church that invited Donald Trump to join their Holy Hayride. When other Evangelical Networks saw this, Trump soared in the polls. Monkey see, Monkey do! If Trump becomes President, then history will trace his Victory back to Springfield, the Home of the Simpsons.
Herbert Armstrong was a Pioneer! Neil Laucata may have let one of Oregon’s most famous landmarks – bite the dust! If so, he is part of a vast conspiracy that the creator of the Simpsons is aware of. But, because he broke away from the Emerald Networkers (The Ozmos) so he can really be SOMEBODY, he is a marked man, who dare not tell the whole truth about our founding fathers. I told Christine in New York that Jebediah is not the Founding Father of Springfield, nor is Eugene Skinner the Founder of Eugene. He is this man, this statue, given the name ‘The Pioneer Father’. Who does he look like? I told Christine the ancestor of the alleged founder of Shelbyville (Eugene) recently blew into town to throw a monkey wrench in the works of a land swap. I have joined his cause, his growing network that is tired of our city monuments being given the sledge hammer. What are they trying to hide? We may not be part of the Union, is my guess.
One blogger asks this
“The statue of our town founder belongs in our town square and the statue of our area’s (and maybe the state’s) most famous author belongs in front of the Library.”
I have received death threats over the battle for Ken Kesey Square. A Jazz artist threatened my life after saying this to me on the phone;
“Do you know how much damage you have done?”
I am now looking for someone to string my videos together and make a movie I can enter in the Cannes Film Festival. Christine has offered me a place to live back East. She is concerned about my safety. We are planning a two person art show.
A man who says he is a descendant of Eugene and Mary Skinner says he will seek to intervene in a case in Lane County Circuit Court that could help decide where Eugene’s new City Hall and the county’s new courthouse will be built.
Ken Darling, who says he is a great-great-grandson of Eugene’s city founders, intends to assert that a land swap being contemplated by the city and county would violate his ancestors’ intentions for the property.
The Pioneer is a thirteen-foot-tall bronze sculpture located on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon. It was the artistic work of Alexander Phimister Proctor, commissioned by Joseph Nathan Teal, a Portland attorney. On the day of is unveiling, May 22, 1919, a great ceremony was held complete with playing of the university orchestra. It included attendance from persons all across the state, the majority of enrolled students, and a special section of the crowd was reserved for the remaining pioneers. In fact, a pioneer by the name of T. G. Hendricks and his granddaughter held the honor of removing the canvas cover, unveiling the statue.
- For success, and especially to obtain employment, one’s knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one’s network of personal contacts.
Jul 13 at 1:50 PM
My friend Ben Toney titled me “The Sage of Oregon” this morning. We have Fair Rosamond as a common ancestor. Ben was a head of Radio London, that due to censorship, broadcast from a ship off the coast. He knew all the great music stars in Britain and the US. I showed him this video of Chuck Kesey telling me how proud Springfield was to get the Grateful Dead tossed out of a downtown bar – and there you were! I might have a video of my interview with you. Ben is looking for a home for his history – too. ‘Hands across the water”
When Herbert Armstrong founded ‘The Radio Church of God’ in 1933, there was no television. The first televised event on Laura Street in Springfield may have been when Tom Adams of KVAL came to cover the memorial we had planned for Hollis Williams in a vacant building on Laura that was slated to be torn down. However, when the landlord got wind of it, he evicted us, and the first altar I made. When I told him Hollis was a homeless Veteran well-loved by all the folks at Safeway, which was just around the corner, he said;
“Then take your memorial over there!”
At the last-minute, Pat at Gyzmobyte got our tribute moved to the Campbell Center. The obstacles that got in the way of saying goodbye to Hollis on March 12, 2013, was epic. My ministry was waylaid, until I returned to Laura Street June 14, 2015. When I noticed all the America Flags waving around KORE radio, I was overcome with the truth that some things are inalienable. The spirit we put there when I climbed a ladder to nail the holder for the flag I purchased, did not parish. Indeed, this was a resurrection. Hollis looks down, and is well pleased.
Radio and publishing
In October 1933, a small 100-watt radio station in Eugene, Oregon, KORE, offered free time to Armstrong for a morning devotional, a 15-minute time slot shared by other local ministers. After positive responses from listeners, the station owner let Armstrong start a new program of his own. On the first Sunday in 1934, the Radio Church of God first aired. These broadcasts eventually became known as The World Tomorrow of the future Worldwide Church of God. Shortly thereafter, in February, 1934, Armstrong began the publication of The Plain Truth, which started out as a church bulletin. It was at this time that Armstrong began to make prophetic claims and among them were the claims that Hitler and Mussolini were the prophesied Beast and False Prophet of the Book of Revelation who would deceive the nations for a short time just before the return of Jesus Christ. This piqued the interest of his audience. The broadcast expanded to other cities, and in 1942 began to be broadcast nationwide from WHO of Des Moines Iowa, a 50,000-watt superstation.
Critics point to statements in his early writings that proved to be inaccurate. For example, a statement from a lead article in the February 1939 edition of The Plain Truth, about a coming world war, said this:
By way of brief review of previous articles, and radio messages, notice, first, that this war will involve ALL nations. It will be the first real world war. Secondly, it will center around Jerusalem….And thirdly, this war will END with the Second Coming of Christ!
From his new contacts in Los Angeles, Armstrong began to realize the potential for reaching a much larger audience. He searched for a suitable location and chose Pasadena, California, as being ideal as it was a conservative residential community. During this time, Armstrong also reflected on starting a college to aid the growing church, by teaching and training young men and women. Hence, in 1946 Armstrong moved his headquarters from Eugene to Pasadena and on March 3, 1946, the Radio Church of God was officially incorporated within the state of California. He purchased a lavish mansion on Millionaires Row just off of the Rose Parade route on Orange Grove Boulevard, quickly acquired his own printing plant, and was broadcasting internationally in prime-time radio time slots. On October 8, 1947, his new college, Ambassador College opened its doors with four students.
During the 1950s and 1960s, the church continued to expand and the radio program was broadcast in England, Australia, the Philippines, Latin America, and Africa. In 1953, The World Tomorrow began to air on Radio Luxembourg, making it possible to hear the program throughout much of Europe. The beginning of the European broadcast provides the context of a booklet published in 1956 called 1975 in Prophecy! In this book Armstrong put forward a controversial vision of what the world could look like by 1975—featuring illustrations of mass burials and tidal waves destroying cities. Overall he thought that World War III and Christ’s glorious return were at the doorstep and that world peace and utopia would follow. Armstrong believed that God had exciting plans for mankind that would see the end of such wars—though the message went far beyond an earthly utopia.
Several books and booklets focused on the key events that would signal the imminence of Christ’s return, and taught of a specific end-time prophecy to be fulfilled, manifested in the form of European peacekeeping forces surrounding Jerusalem, at which time God’s Church would be taken to a place of protection, or “place of safety”—possibly Petra in Jordan. World War III was predicted to be triggered by a “United States of Europe” led by Germany which would destroy both the United States and the United Kingdom. From the place of safety they would continue the work and prepare to help Christ establish Utopia upon His return.
In these videos you will see the place on the McKenzie River where I baptized myself in 1987. It is located about 58 miles from Laura Street. I took my neighbor Albert Hurt to Cowboy Church a couple of years ago. We lived on Oakdale St. but, Alberta moved to the apartment building I lived in in 1990 where I studied the Bible and worked on my theological novels ‘The Lion of God’ and ‘Where Art Thou?’ Alberta lives 50 yards from Laura St. Most of my spiritual work occurred within two hundred yards of the radio tower.
The New Radio Church honors all American Veterans, and is dedicated to making sure God and the Truth is on their side whenever they go into battle.
Jon ‘The Nazarite’
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – John Presco raised the flag Monday to remember his friend, Hollis Williams.
Presco hopes in the next few months he can raise enough money that Williams’ death will not have been in vain.
“He doesn’t have a home right now. He’s homeless in a morgue and I’m entering my anger stage on that,” said a downcast Presco.
It’s anger that he’s working out with a hammer. Presco mounted a new U.S. flag this Monday, raising Old Glory for the friend he lost Friday morning.
Presco said he found the 58-year-old Williams dead in his apartment Friday – an apartment Williams had moved into only 2 months ago.
According to other vets, Williams was well known in the homeless community who was often at a nearby Safeway store, collecting cans.
Now, a makeshift altar is set up in a vacant Laura Street building that Presco says was briefly used to hand out clothes to the homeless.
Presco wants the memory of his best friend to live on. His dream is for a veterans “stand-down” center that bears the name of Hollis Williams.
Presco said he wants to copy “stand-downs” held in Lane, Douglas and surrounding counties, to connect vets with mental health services, haircuts, job training and more.
“We got to let our veterans know that they haven’t fought in vain and that we care for them,” Presco said.
He said he doesn’t know where he’ll find the support or how long it will take – but to remember his longtime friend, he won’t give up easily.
“I suffered some homelessness and abandonment and stuff like that,” Presco said, “so I’m not going to abandon my friend.”
The property and house on Laura Street is being sold, so locating a center there is unlikely. Presco said that’s the kind of layout he’s looking for.
Services for Hollis Williams will be next Sunday 1:30 p.m. at Campbell Senior Center in Eugene