RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Mar. 3, 2008 at 6:41pm

Tomorrow the World Ends, and You May Die

Anybody else here read Jim Kunstler?

Good Evening, RR Anderson Asks:

So like all good community minded urban activists I've watched the Kunstler you tube videos from the Tacoma Urbanist. I've gotten a kick out of his jabs at lousy modern architecture and the horrors of suburban sprawl.     Yadda yadda.

Complete collapse of the U.S. Economy

has anybody read Kunstlers latest blog posts ?

it is pretty heavy stuff.    So . . . where does this leave Tacoma

here are some positive things Tacoma has going for it..

  • Transcontinental Rail Access
  • Full Service Shipping Port
  • "Grid" Layout
  • Start of a Mass Transit project (link)
  • Hydro-Power ?
How well can you survive 8 dollar a gallon diesel ?

  1. Can you ride your bike to work easily?
  2. Do you have Any cottage industry skills to fall back on?
  3. Do you know how to garden/grow your own food?
  4. etc ?  

comments [7]  |  posted under community, danger, DIY, end times, tacoma


by Erik on 3/3/2008 @ 9:10pm
Tacoma has less than 2 months to prep for the Kunstler visit.

His position is becoming more and more mainstream on oil. By the way, gas is now about 3 and half dollars a gallon.

From Daily KOS:

For those who haven't seen it, Jim Kunsler's posting today is very much on target with this discussion:

The truth is that it does not really matter whether the freeways are crammed full of SUVs or nimble hybrid cars. The problem is car-dependency and the infrastructure for daily living predicated on it, not the kind of vehicles we run. I have yet to hear one US senator of either party propose that part of the recent $300 billion highway bill ought to be redirected to rebuilding America's passenger rail system -- even after the bitter lesson of Katrina, which demonstrated that people who don't own cars can't get out of harm's way in this country.


What does that mean for Tacoma? Yes to streetcars and no to cross base highway.

by NineInchNachos on 3/3/2008 @ 9:35pm
if only GM could design a V-8 fueled by "hope" we might be able to keep University Place from becoming a ghost town.

by Heather on 3/11/2008 @ 7:28pm
Hey guys? Do we need to buy tickets to see Kunstler in April or will it be a free event?

by NineInchNachos on 3/11/2008 @ 7:39pm
teh amount of money it takes to get kunstler to fly anyplace you can bet your boots it will cost a pretty (though rapidly devalued) penny for a ticket

by KevinFreitas on 3/11/2008 @ 8:54pm
Yea, don't think any price has been set by the folks over at Local Life yet. Pretty sure it will cost $$ though.

Did you see the info about the free forums going on put on by the same group tho? There was one late last month and another coming up on 3/25. Free, good stuff, and Jim Diers is inspirational to boot!

by izenmania on 3/11/2008 @ 10:22pm
I think I'll be okay, considering I've never owned a car, and I consider half an hour to be a short walk...

by Erik on 3/11/2008 @ 11:20pm
Did you see the info about the free forums going on put on by the same group tho? There was one late last month and another coming up on 3/25. Free, good stuff, and Jim Diers is inspirational to boot!

That place was crammed last time. I wonder if I will be able to get a seat.


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