08 Jun '11, 8pm

Tea Party video claims the #TransitionMovement is part of a global conspiracy run by the CIA: Now we know.

I prefer changing the ‘pack and stack’ approach to actually changing the focus of employment — that is, to penalize employing people that don’t live near the workplace. Instead of gathering hundreds to a glorified office or shopping district — disperse them. Set a goal for 90% of employees to live within 1.5 miles or 2.4 km of employment, and 1 mile or 1.6 km of where they do most of their shopping (clothes, food, household supplies, entertainment). As we loose access to cheap energy, and the cheap part becomes problematic with oil, and soon with coal and natural gas, mass transit will be soon be a part of the larger problem, of profligate expenditure of energy. To use a military analogy, WWII demonstrated how easily railroads can advance an effort — and how vulnerable mass transit is to each and every disruption, from civil strife, strikes, to intermittent energy outages....

Full article: http://transitionculture.org/2011/06/07/bah-rumbled/

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