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

Comments

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.

www.dailykos.com/comments/2005/9/12/7562...

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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