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Permaculture Design Certificate / Whatcom Skillshare Faire / Permaculture Convergence

Started by David MacLeod Jul 7, 2014. 0 Replies

Transition Whatcom has a unique series of events coming up in August, and yes, it is time to plan now (and let the appropriate parties know!) for how you might be involved.There is 1) the…Continue

Tags: convergence, skillshare, Permaculture

Update from Cascadia Commons

Started by Collin Ferguson. Last reply by Collin Ferguson Sep 18, 2011. 3 Replies

Hello Cascadian Transitioners! I have some really good news I'd like to share with all of you about Cascadia Commons.  I might have mentioned this before, but we are striving to establish a…Continue

Invitation to Portland Convergence 2011: Liberating the Energy of Transition

Started by Collin Ferguson. Last reply by Collin Ferguson May 22, 2011. 5 Replies

  Hello to all Transitioneers!  It's 2011, and change is fast and furious in the world around us – calling us in the Portland area Transition Initiatives urgently to build up a joyful, resilient…Continue

Mother Earth News Fair Puyallup - June 4-5, 2011

Started by Cindy Blackshear. Last reply by Kathleen Wilson Mar 17, 2011. 3 Replies

Are any groups (individuals?) interested in or working on a booth for this event? It would seem a great opportunity to make contact with folks and promote Transition.…Continue

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Comment by Robyn Wagoner on September 8, 2012 at 11:10am

Wanted to be sure you all know about the upcoming Northwest Permaculture Convergence Oct 5-7, 2012 near Pt Townsend on Marrowstone Island. Go here to get involved:

Comment by Dick McManus on June 11, 2012 at 3:19pm
Here is a link to a real good radio interview of me.
Why we need to learn our history, 911, Bush war crimes and how our leaders lied us into UNDECLARED wars
Go to
In the left hand column find “listen to past shows” and click on that box.
Then change the date to June 5th
Then click on 6 pm. – public affairs –
You will first hear the end of Democracy Now and a traffic report, before Wilson Charles’s “Face Your Future” public affairs radio show who interview me, Dick McManus, retired, Chief Warrant Officer and Counterintelligence Special Agent and questions about what I think about undeclared war and serving in the military. 30 minutes long.

My only mistake was to say the WWII was a waste of American lives. What I meant to say was that mistakes were made that may have saved a lot of American lives. For example, given the after the Battle of Britain, the US may been better off not invading France and just allowing the Germans and the Soviets kill each other off. That is, Hitler had tried repeatedly to talk the British into a none agression treaty wherein he promised not to invade England. In fact, Hilter ordered his Generals to allow the British to escape Dunkurk back to England. This was when British Army was a sitting ducks and could have been easily overun by the German Army.

Yes, I understand the Nazis were killing in the death camps and that was a good reason to invade France. But of course, Roosevelt refused to tell Americans about the Jews being killed and failed to bomb the railroads that carried the Jews to the death camps when the US finally captured land for air bases in Italy so that bombers were in range of the camps.

Another example is when Pres. Roosevelt cut of US oil and exports to Japan, breaking our trade treaty with Japan. Which in turn let to Pearl Harbor. Why didn't Roosevelt do this when Japan was committing war crimes in China in 1937, for example, the rape of Nanking?

Where I stand on all the issues

In another extraordinary development, last year the U.S. Congress passed with bipartisan support and President Obama signed into law a provision (the National Defense Authorization Act, §1021(b) (2)) that empowers the government to hold American citizens in indefinite detention without charges for the duration of the "war on terror." None of the parties involved have offered a plausible explanation of what could justify such an extreme measure.

Pierce County's Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA 9th) deserves credit for proposing an amendment that would have overturned this provision. But why is he a co-sponsor of a bill (H.R.5736 -- Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012) to overturn what has long been widely perceived to be a barrier to the U.S. Government engaging in secret propaganda directed at a U.S. domestic audience? This would allow the government to ramp up Orwellian practices at home that it has long employed freely abroad, like secretly creating and planting false or misleading stories in media, engaging in disinformation, discrediting dissenters, etc.
I am against repealing Smith-Mundt.
Dick McManus for Congress, 2nd CD-WA, 2012
Democrat, Everett/ WAa write-in candidate
Chief Warrant Officer/counterintelligence special agent, US Army, retired

check out my online book - a work in progress:
and learn about the crimes of the CIA and US war crimes, etc.

A summary of real US Conspiracies
Comment by Dick McManus on June 11, 2012 at 3:18pm
All the judges and political Party candidates are COWARDs

As I am a Democrat, I say this with a sad heart.

The "politically correct" stand is something to the affect/effect of "we need to move on ....we have more important issues as Democrats."
We have a duty to insure the laws are faithfully executed and alleged criminals are brought to trial.

The Bush Administration's Liability for 269 War Crimes

And the real crimes was lying to Americans about the threat
a dirty bomb is no more dangerous than an regular one.

Some Unknown History of Propaganda Directed at US Persons parts 1 and 2

For example: Until the 1970s, Japanese war crimes were considered a fringe topic in the media.

In 1972, to commemorate the normalization of relationship with China, Asahi Shimbun, a major liberal newspaper, ran a series on Japanese war crimes in China including the Nanking Massacre. This opened the floodgates to debates which have continued ever since. The 1990s are generally considered to be the period in which such issues become truly mainstream, and incidents such as the Nanking Massacre, Yasukuni Shrine, and the comfort women.

Two Years Left to Prosecute Bush

Join our Yahoo group Prosecute Bush, et. al. for War Crimes
Comment by Dick McManus on June 11, 2012 at 3:17pm
Why we need a new, thorough, and independent investigation.

Some 118 Firefighters reported hearing explosions coming from the World Trade Center buildings. Over 100 witnesses reported hearing explosions and flashes of light. Many of these witnesses were videotaped by the news media. There was no discussion in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report about these accounts of explosions. NIST stated that there was no evidence of explosions, so they saw no need to look into this issue. Yet, analysis of video tapes of the collapse of the Twin Towers showed that sections of the steel perimeter beams were forced laterally at 60 mph some 600 feet during the collapse. Gravity only pulls things downward, so explosions can only explain this movement.

Fire protection laws required under NFPA 921 requires fire investigator to test of explosive residue, yet this was not done by NIST.
A steel beam six inches thick bent without cracks. The hydrocarbon and jet fuel fire can only get about 750 degrees F hot. This is not hot enough for a steel beam to be bent without leaving cracks in the steel. The massive core columns in the Twin Towers were designed to carry three times the weight of the upper floors (the load) and the perimeter columns were designed to carry five dimes their load.
One week after the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings, aerial photos of 4,000 degree F. hot spots found in the ground zero wreckage. A fire chief stated eight weeks after 9/11 the steel was still at about 1,500 degree F., red hot and fire fighter had to spray fire holes on the wreckages to cool the steel. Fire fighters and construction workers reported seeing white-yellow hot liquid steel in the wreckage.
Holes were discovered in a 5/8th inch thick steel beams in the wreckage. These holes could only have occurred due to melting of the steel. The melting point of typical structural steel is ~1510ºC (2750ºF). FEMA reported finding a half inch thick steel beam that had been melted and evaporated. USGS found microscopic iron spheres in six percent of the World Trade Center dust. This could only happen due to the vaporizing of steel.
A massive rock/bolder composed of steel and concrete was with other wreckage. It was about 5 feet X 5 feet X 3 feet. The only way it could have been made was due to liquid steel pooling and then cooling solid.

Very little concrete was found in the wreckage because it was pulverized. Each floor in the Twin Towers was a acre large and was made up of a four inch thick, layer of concrete. Sections of these concrete floors should have been found in the wreckage, but were not found.

Summary of hard evidence about the mass murder on 9/11
Lies to get the US Congress to vote for a resolution to make war on Iraq and Afghanistan, and lies to keep the Congress funding the wars
Why we need a new investigation of the mass murder on 9/11 Part 2 to 4
Comment by Dick McManus on November 12, 2011 at 11:02pm
Dick McManus for Congress, D – WA 2012
Democrat, Everett, WA
I request your endorsement and it doesn’t matter to me where you live.

I believe that in order for the citizens to know who they really are, public officials and candidate must speak up on all issues, not just local and state issues. Some national issues go to the very heart of who they are.

1. We need to add a statement to the Democratic Party platform "Human evolution is a fact." Why? It is because it is the duty of honorable citizens to speak truth to witch-doctors who run for office.

2. Population growth is a problem.

3. We demand the prosecution of Bush et. al. for high crimes and war crimes.

4. We demand a new investigation of the events on 9/11.
5 We need to require the super rich to pay more into social security

We need to re-name the Reagan airport after William E. Dodd. History matters.
William E. Dodd, was the US ambassador to Germany starting in 1933. He repeated requested to his bosses back at the State Department to allow him to make one sort of protest or another regarding the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews. Invariably, his requests were denied.
The Nazis paid attention to their image in the United States. They never abandoned their penchant for violence, but early on they sometimes moderated it and always lied about it.

Where I stand on all the issues - also called a platform

Background of why I stand on issues:
74 kings who rule the USA.
Both parties are not rotten in quite the same way.
The necessity of helping the sick and the poor.
Proverbs 3:27 instructs those to not withhold goods from the deserving when it's in their power to do so.
Jesus defined the Christian's role of aiding the needy in Matthew 25: 35-41 and speak out against religious hypocrites in Matthew 23.
The idea of wealth redistribution isn't new - Luke the Apostle actually advocated for it in Acts 4, in a passage called "Believers Share Their Possessions."
The political party of the working class has refused to demand justice

Sept. 13, 2011: Former Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham called for a new 9/11 investigation.

The World Trade Center buildings collapsed was due to controlled demolitions

The false federal indictment and imprisonment without a trial of CIA contract agent, Susan Lindauer SEE

People who want a new investigation of events of 9/11
1,598 architectural and engineering professionals
400+ Professors and PhDs in physics, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Aeronautical Engineering

Also google “Questioning Patriots”
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Fixing the economic mess we are in:
We need Medicare for all. Medicare has lower administrative costs than private insurers.

There should be a 2 percent annual surtax on all fortunes over $7 million. This would only hit the richest half a percent of Americans at the very top of the heap. And would yield $70 billion a year – enough to improve our schools and make college affordable to everyone.

The best way to ensure the Social Security program’s long-term solvency is to lift the ceiling on income subject to Social Security payroll taxes (now $106,800.) We need Medicare for all. Medicare has lower administrative costs than private insurers.

We should tax carbon-based fuels, and divide the revenues equally among all Americans. It’s the best way to get us to switch to non-carbon fuels, and stimulate research and development of them. And by dividing the revenues, the typical American would come out ahead even though some prices would increase.

We may need global anti-trust rules for transnational corporations which now exist only at national level and to limit how closely tied transnational corporations are, one possible solution: firms should be taxed for excess interconnectivity to discourage this risk.

Source: Robert Reich on the Economy

• Support a Financial Transaction Tax – This was proposed in 1971 by Nobel Laureate economist James Tobin “to throw some sand in the gears of our excessively efficient money markets.” This proposal would apply a sales tax on Wall Street transactions and serve as a brake on high frequency computer trading that significantly increases market volatility. According to a recent New York Times article, a tax of just .5 % could raise up to $175 billion in revenue a year, even if the total number of transactions were reduced by half.

• Close the “Carried Interest” Loophole in the Capital Gains Tax – This loophole allows managers of financial partnerships, such as hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and real estate funds to pay tax on bonuses at just 15 % rather than the personal income rate of 35%. Closing the loophole would raise $20 billion over the next decade.

• End tax breaks to oil & gas companies – It’s time to end the tax breaks and subsidies for big oil companies. The big five oil companies have made more than $1 trillion the last decade as gas prices for the consumer have risen. It’s estimated that eliminating subsidies could reduce the debt by up to $122 billion over a decade.

• We need to resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act and break up the biggest banks. And we should have a tax on financial transactions. Even a tiny one of one-half of one percent would generate $200 billion a year.
• We need to end the Federal Reserve System and return the control of the money supply to the US Treasury Department.
• The bottom line is super capitalism will no longer works because we are running out of cheap oil and other resources.
check out my online book and learn about the crimes of the CIA and US war crimes

Operation Mockingbird /CIA propaganda directed at Americans

The CIA plotted to kill JFK – a summary with additional facts

US Justice Dept. cover up of Mena, CIA, mafia money laundering

Running on Empty Caucus of Democrats in the United States

This is a group of Democrats (working class liberals) who believe the end of cheap oil and natural gas and global climate change will result in an extreme disaster. I hope to link up with other like minded people in other countries of Earth.

1. There are no sustainable energy sources that will rescue us at our current population levels and so we must reduce our population and HOW it should be reduced is a question for civil society.

2. Population reduction must be a part of any plan to rationally deal with peak oil (the end of cheap oil, natural gas, and coal), global climate change, biological/species decline, and natural resource depletion.

3. Global climate change will only be mitigated with extremely stringent emissions policies that reduce consumption rates and this must be done before fossil fuels are depleted.

4. Our government and/or political system have no chance whatsoever to react soon enough to help us, but I will still work to support Democrats in elections.
BY RICHARD HEINBERG Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history.
Join our facebook page “The Long Emergency”

Chief Warrant Officer/counterintelligence special agent, US Army, retired.
Comment by Collin Ferguson on May 22, 2011 at 11:36pm

Dear Transitioners, 


Please read Cascadia Commons' blog post about launching a solar power buyer's club for Cascadia!

Comment by lane on September 23, 2010 at 5:10pm
Here is a short review of the meeting:
Comment by lane on September 17, 2010 at 5:55pm
The Transition Convergence happened yesterday in Seattle. It was well attended and I think it was recorded. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the full day, but I took video, audio and some still photos and will create a Youtube review of my material as soon as I have the time.
Comment by Collin Ferguson on July 4, 2010 at 12:20pm
Hey there Cascadians,

Check out the recently updated!
Comment by Collin Ferguson on June 16, 2010 at 11:53am
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