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Resolution to prosecute Donald Trump for an accessory to a pandemic - 2nd degree murder or voluntary manslaughter.

Posted by Richard McManus on February 12, 2021 at 9:54pm 0 Comments

WHEREAS Trump was briefed at least by January 30, 2020 that Covid-19 was super contagious as is smallpox and plague,

 

WHEREAS on Jan. 30, 2020 Trump said “We think we have it very well under control and;

Feb. 24: “The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.”

March 10: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

March 15: “It's something that we have tremendous control over.”

March 25: “Many states don’t have a problem.”

Apirl…

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Interview with Larry Korn, Author of One Straw Revolutionary - May 2016

Posted by David Pike on January 18, 2020 at 5:18pm 0 Comments



An Interview with Larry Korn, Author of One-Straw Revolutionary

May 4th 2016

By: David Pike



Since The One-Straw Revolution was published in 1978 it has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over one million copies worldwide. In “One-Straw” as the book has been dubbed, Mr. Masanobu Fukuoka presented an entirely new approach to agriculture which he called “natural farming.” After 25 years of research and trials he demonstrated he could achieve yields…

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Ten Weeks In

Posted by Rick Dubrow on September 22, 2017 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

Succession came to pass on July 1st, ten weeks ago. A-1 Builders, Inc. is now A-1 Builders, A Design/Build, Worker-Owned Cooperative!  My former employees are now my bosses! For the time being I’m helping the new team deal with marketing on a part time basis; my hours worked per week since July 1st has been on the order of working 1/4 hour a week!  Can’t really call this ‘part time’; I think I’ll call it ‘microscopic time’.

Perhaps in other…

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Slow Sand Fresh Water Filter

Posted by David Culver on November 22, 2016 at 6:54pm 1 Comment

I live in an all-electric home and when the power grid is out we have nothing. No water, no sewer, lights, cooking or anything else. I will have a generator to run sparingly to keep the freezer and the refrigerator going. Our home is a passive solar home with great insulation.

If the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake happens, the grid could be out for a year. During that time, with the well pump not working, we will need a source of clean fresh water.

A slow sand filter, made…

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Second Aid: Lessons Learned From Past Adventures

Posted by Rick Dubrow on November 3, 2016 at 11:51am 0 Comments

All too often I’ll run into another hiker and the following conversation ensues:

“How many nights are you staying out?”

“None… I hope. We’re on a day hike.”

“Then why are you carrying so large a pack?

Allow me to unpack my answer… an answer that addresses situations well beyond wilderness travel. An answer that extends into my settled, civilized life as well.  Why, at home, are Cindi and I prepared for a major natural or…

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This is a community networking site for those interested in helping us achieve our vision of resilient and more self-reliant communities throughout Whatcom County with a local food supply, sustainable energy sources, a healthy local economy, and a growing sense of vitality and community well-being.

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We aim to unleash the collective genius of our community to find the answers to this momentous question:

For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we...

Dramatically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change);
Significantly increase resilience (in response to peak oil);
Greatly strengthen our local economy (in response to economic instability)?

Transition Initiatives make no claim to have all the answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past and accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills and determination in our communities, the solutions can readily emerge. Now is the time for us to take stock and to start re-creating our future in ways that are not based on cheap, plentiful and polluting oil but on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.

 

To learn more about the issues, start here

(Why Transition, Peak Oil, Climate Change, Economy, Peak Everything)

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The Regenerative Communities Summit at Online

September 24, 2021 at 6am to October 8, 2021 at 2pm
Transitioners and other Change-makers are gathering across the nation at The ReGenerative Communities Summit, and we’re inviting you to take your seat at the table. A round-table for doers and dreamers, activists and community leaders, farmers and entrepreneurs, educators and artists, and the multitude of people eager to reimagine and rebuild our world at this Transition U.S. event. Please join us in attending the hybrid summit from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 10. The virtual summit…See More
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The Regenerative Communities Summit at Online

September 24, 2021 at 6am to October 8, 2021 at 2pm
Transitioners and other Change-makers are gathering across the nation at The ReGenerative Communities Summit, and we’re inviting you to take your seat at the table. A round-table for doers and dreamers, activists and community leaders, farmers and entrepreneurs, educators and artists, and the multitude of people eager to reimagine and rebuild our world at this Transition U.S. event. Please join us in attending the hybrid summit from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 10. The virtual summit…See More
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The Regenerative Communities Summit at Online

September 24, 2021 at 6am to October 8, 2021 at 2pm
Transitioners and other Change-makers are gathering across the nation at The ReGenerative Communities Summit, and we’re inviting you to take your seat at the table. A round-table for doers and dreamers, activists and community leaders, farmers and entrepreneurs, educators and artists, and the multitude of people eager to reimagine and rebuild our world at this Transition U.S. event. Please join us in attending the hybrid summit from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 10. The virtual summit…See More
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Love the Land at YouTube Live

September 22, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm
Local farmers are at the heart of our food system. And yet, the barriers that they face are staggering, especially for marginalized growers. From finding and affording land to keeping it productive and resilient in the face of climate change, local farmers need our support now more than ever. That’s why Washington Farmland Trust and Viva Farms are teaming up for the second year in a row on a virtual benefit concert to support a resilient, equitable future for farming. Join us for an evening of…See More
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Chokepoint democracy: Workers capitalize on global system weak spots

Are production and distribution chokepoints becoming the springboard for better working conditions and pay?

Cryptocurrency: A New and Dangerous Climate Disruptor

The get-rich-quick scheme, banned in China and elsewhere, is invading U.S. communities unchecked, posing as an “equalizing, democratizing” currency.

It’s not.

Why activism needs to be part of any meaningful climate education

I am convinced education plays an important role in sustaining the climate movement by empowering new young leaders.

Indigenous cultural revival and re-enchantment with nature: the journey of the Colombian Muysca people

This story weaves the indigenous cultural revival of the Muysca people of Suba in Colombia, together with the transition to more sustainable living.

The Path to a Livable Future: Review

Stan Cox has pulled off quite a feat with his latest book “The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic.” In a relaxed, inviting style, Cox sets unorthodox ideas in a persuasive human and environmental context.

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