"It’s time to articulate the core assumptions and beliefs that empower THE HAMMER. Before I hammer them out, though, let’s get something straight: thousands of words, if not books, would be necessary to describe how I’ve arrived at these conclusions. This is a blog, however, and not a book. So brevity will prevail… for now. Want to [...] Read More…
Added by Rick Dubrow on January 7, 2015 at 1:11pm —
"Over 20 years ago I anchored a radio program on KGMI AM-790 — “On The Level” – about housing and remodeling. My weekly, one-hour show lasted for about 4-1/2 years. Every single Saturday morning at 9 am, November ’91 through late ’94. The show did wonders for getting A-1 Builders on the map, given that [...] Read More…
Added by Rick Dubrow on January 7, 2015 at 1:00pm —
"I tried, damn it! When my efforts to prevent coal trains from passing through Bellingham failed, the wind in my sails went still. My activism went… inactive. Although we secured twice the necessary signatures to get it on the ballot, our very own progressive Bellingham City Council crushed Coal Free Bellingham’s ‘Community Bill of Rights’, [...]… Continue
Added by Rick Dubrow on January 7, 2015 at 12:57pm —
Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on January 1, 2015 at 8:00pm —
Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on December 11, 2014 at 9:37pm —
In my final post in the Holiday Smorgasbord series, I want to share two articles that are each directed at (and finding fault with) different ends of the political spectrum. I don’t think the point of either of these articles is to demonize individuals who embrace either conservatism or liberalism, but rather to point out that in general we are not being served by the mainstream political discourse from either perspective. I find these articles…
Added by David MacLeod on November 30, 2014 at 2:32pm —
In today’s installment of our Holiday Smorgasbord, I bring you two voices that I have been following off and on for the last decade, and who have both been warning about limits to growth, and more importantly what we as individuals can do about it.
Nate Hagens on Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It
Nate Hagens, a former “wolf of Wall Street” stock trader/money manager, and then a … Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 29, 2014 at 4:43pm —
(image source: Orlin Wagner/AP)
There’s a lot of confusion going on right now – as the price of gasoline in the U.S. is declining, we are becoming ever more complacent. Today we saw another steep drop in the price of oil… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 28, 2014 at 2:30pm —
Today’s installment of our holiday smorgasbord features an approach to the environmental crisis and the energy crisis and the economic crisis that I’m very thankful for…Permaculture.
Permaculture, A vision of a post-oil world
Yves Cochet… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 27, 2014 at 2:10pm —
I’m giving thanks that there are so many good sources of information available on the current state of affairs regarding climate, energy, and the environment. Unfortunately most are not showing up in the mainstream media, so we have to search them out.
On a long Thanksgiving weekend, many of us tend to eat a lot, shop a lot, and then veg out in front of ball games or other distractions.
For the next few days I’ll be providing an alternative to how you spend some of your holiday… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 26, 2014 at 3:37pm —
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Added by Margo Terrill on August 19, 2014 at 8:30am —
I'm starting to lose track of the Peak Moment episodes filmed at Inspiration Farm, so I thought it would be nice to see them in one place. Visit peakmoment.tv and subscribe to see these consistently good series of interviews (and see if you can find the one filmed in my front yard).
I'm also hoping you will be inspired to consider attending the Permaculture Design course at Inspiration Farm coming up August 17-29th.… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on July 6, 2014 at 4:34pm —
Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site. Be sure to see the comment at the end related to the local opportunity of a Permaculture course at Inspiration Farm in August (which will include, btw, admission into the Whatcom Skillshare Faire/Northwest Permaculture Convergence).…
Added by David MacLeod on July 4, 2014 at 6:36pm —
The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth
Thursday 19 June 2014
Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on June 19, 2014 at 10:44pm —
Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site.
National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reported this morning:
NPR’s Business News starts with the outlook for oil. This is a change of course – the International Energy Agency… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on June 5, 2014 at 12:29pm —
Reposted from my Integral Permaculture
If you’re in the region of northwest Washington, or southwest B.C., consider stopping by Inspiration Farm on… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on May 26, 2014 at 9:27pm —
Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.
David – I thought we were entering an energy “renaissance” with new and easy ways to extract gas via fracking. Obviously, I understand the downsides of fracking. Can you elaborate?
Whatcom County Councilmember
Yes Ken, I…
Added by David MacLeod on April 5, 2014 at 10:13am —
Sounds like a rebel to me - I like rebels.
"There is now a single issue before us: survival.
Not merely physical survival, but survival in a world of fulfillment, survival in a living world, where the violets bloom in the springtime, where the stars shine down in all their mystery, survival in a world of meaning."
Added by Margo Terrill on March 25, 2014 at 10:46pm —
The Bellingham Herald had a front page article Wednesday indicating the dismay being expressed by the County Council over the fact that the two largest corporate taxpayers are challenging their property tax assessments. These would be BP Cherry Point refinery and the Phillips 66 refinery in Ferndale.
Added by David MacLeod on March 14, 2014 at 12:34pm —