What is your favorite Y2K site(s)?

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I spent hundreds of hours surfing the net for every Y2K site I can find. Besides this site, My church friends and I have discovered a new web site and it is full of new, interesting info. The address is http://www.geocities.com/hotsprings/villa/3388. The man who runs it a respected Y2k lecturer and minister. They have the best shopping list I have seen. It also reports alternative therapies, Washington scandles, late-breaking news, forecasts, political commentary, investments, interesting links... We notice the # of visitors have mushroomed. Think you will find help as we have.

-- Silas Haggai (truthfulsilas@usa.net), September 23, 1998


Come on Raymond, this is almost the same message you posted under the name of Chris Anderson. At least be a little more creative. It's OK to invite people to your site, just quit pretending to be someone else.

-- We've seen this before (onemore@time.com), September 24, 1998.

Still, it's a good site.

And the question is valid, too. What ARE your favorite sites?

I LIVE on this site, Sharefin - for news, Gary North's links for updates and extensive message board, Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Network site, the community-conscious Cassandra Project site, Y2K for Women (still one of the best overall ways to help people begin to answer the Most Frequently Asked Questions about what they can DO) and also several survival sites , such as the Survival center -- once I "graduated" from FEMA's site.

The other, more occasional visits are to specific sitews on energy (ie: solar) and food and water storage.

My most delightful find this week was Donna's Beyond 2000 site. Vision and inward preparation are vital to this process.

-- Sara Nealy (keithn@ptd.net), September 24, 1998.

I disagree, the above site contains too much misinformation and speculation.

Try these:

y2ktimebomb.com y2ktoday.com year2000.com http://www.erols.com/steve451/impact.htm

-- Buddy Y. (buddy@bellatlantic.net), September 24, 1998.

Buddy, I had seen references to the effect that http://www.erols.com/steve451/impact.htm was more or less an "expose" of Gary North's site (http://www.garynorth.com) but instead found not one iota of actual Y2K evidence, just a lot of personal attacks (replete with insulting type cartoons) on North. To answer the general question posted for this thread: I have found http://www.prepare4y2k.com to be a good one, with links to lots and lots of others.

-- Joe (shar@pei.com), September 24, 1998.


I disagree with you about the site http://www.erols.com/steve451/impact.htm. Although there is an expose on North there, it is a minor part of the site. There is a lot of good info. there. It is true that there is a link there to a site which does insult North.

Of course, all readers must know by now that I don't like North much. There are links to a lot of real stuff on his site, but he is a spin-doctor extraordinaire, which makes it difficult to sort out the facts from his agenda-laden speculation.

If you're looking for preparation info., by all means, go to this thread's originator's site. If you're looking for good info. on Y2K facts and their implications, I think the sites I posted are better.

-- Buddy Y. (buddy@bellatlantic.net), September 24, 1998.

I think that Gary North is always very careful to segregate his opinions from the articles that he is commenting on. I wish all commentators, on the web or off, regarding Y2K or other issues, would take such care in their diligence. I also wish that someone would take the same articles that he links to (or maybe others that he does not present), and offer opinions as to why Y2K is not going to be the disaster that North sees coming. Although a great many things have convinced me that Y2K is going to be a big disaster, I give due credit to North's web site for my earliest awakening that "the Year 2000 computer glitch" is more than old mainframe COBOL business software needing some simple changes.

-- Joe (shar@pei.com), September 24, 1998.

I can't agree about North keeping his beliefs and opinions out of his commentaries. He is at times rude, shrill and/or hysterical in the commentaries he adds to information on his site. To be fair, he can also be pretty even-handed, but the balance seems to be swinging more and more towards the biased and away from open-minded. (At times, it's almost like there are two different people writing those commentaries.)

Other pieces of his Y2K writing that are not posted directly at garynorth.com are heavily laden with his religious and economic views. That isn't necessarily a bad thing as we all arecreatures of our own belief systems. But I just don't see North's objectivity making itself very apparent either on his site or off of it.

Last note: For a while, North was presenting only very pessemistic info on his site, then he actually started posting good news along with the bad. Lately, I notice more of a trend back towrds his posting only the negative. Anyone else see it this way?

-- Paul Neuhardt (neuhardt@ultranet.com), September 24, 1998.

Paul, I believe that Gary North, for all of his "shrill" and "rude" commentaries, puts the articles out there as they happen, regardless of whether its "good" or "bad" Y2K news. Of course, if there is a single "bad" silver lining in a cloud of otherwise "good" news, he will catch it and note it. Thats ok, if it helps people to read what he has, consider him to be the "Y2K-is-a-disaster Prosecutor", who you can expect to always bring up the worst. But I know of not a single instance where he has ever misrepresented any of the links to fit his beliefs regarding the banking system, etc. And I have looked.

-- Joe (shar@pei.com), September 24, 1998.

That is an easy question to answer, dis is da place. It just feels like home here. Intelligent and lively conversation, link recommendations, lots of info and opinion, camaraderie, constructive bickering (thanks Arcy, for drawing me out of my shell)and a place to blow off steam. When it comes down to clicks per mile, Yourdon.com wins in my book. Thanks Ed, and to all of the others who brave derision by posting here.

(No I'm not sucking up, that 'aint my style')

-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), September 24, 1998.

My fave site is www.mrssurvival.com. Very little arguing, just lots of terrific info. Survivalism with a feminine flavor. Women are often much more practical than men when things get tough. It's a nice place to talk and share info on those practicalities like kids, food storage, gardening, livestock, hygiene, etc. To me it feels a lot like an on-line version of the magazine Countryside.

-- Lorilei Macherron (lorilei@merrymeet.com), September 24, 1998.

I visit Gary North's site for daily updates. While he is heavy-handed and repetitive at times, his humor is growing on me. I don't agree with everything he says, but it is by far the most comprehensive site out there. No bells and whistles; just the facts with insightful (if abrasive at times) commentary.

-- Steve Hartsman (hartsman@ticon.net), September 25, 1998.

Come on, Pastor Chris, plug your site!!! I was very impressed with all the links you provided. I had unsucessfully tried to access Don Mcalvany's site, because my browser couldnt get it. I was able to get there through your site and then save under "favorites". I also enjoy the forum where those who CHOOSE to view y2k in a spiritual light can do so freely. Many thanks. Also, say what you want about the "religious right", but I found Yourdon's and North's site through 700 Club's web site cbn.com- In fact that is how I first learned about y2k!

-- madeline (runner@bcpl.net), September 25, 1998.

Libertarian Self reliance http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Lab/7731 and its associated email list and web ring

-- Seeker Six (seeker_six@yahoo.com), September 25, 1998.

I guess we should throw this one into the list:


"Only 462 days left to say something stupid about the Year 2000"

-- Buddy Y. (buddy@bellatlantic.net), September 25, 1998.

What is Pastor Chris' web site? I'm accustomed to reading his posts on this board, but don't think I've been to his web site.

-- Sylvia (in Miss'ippi) (bluebirdms@aol.com), September 27, 1998.

Sylvia, down below you'll find a thread started by Pastor Chris that has his web address and a link to his new chat room. It's a great site with lots of links.

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), September 27, 1998.

Really have learned a lot from Captain Dave's site - lists, food storage, links, discussion, (free trial subscription - prevents lots of spamming), survival guides....a great deal for the money and many new friends who think the same way as I do. Also enjoy for woman mainly - mrssurvival.com


-- Laurane (AB,Canada) (familyties@rttinc.com), September 29, 1998.

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