Let's get real ...

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# # # 19981126 -- Happy Thanksgiving!

Excellent primer on personal planning ... might wake up a few Pollyanna's ...

E-mail this page to your favorite Pollyanna! They'll thank you for it!

Regards, Bob Mangus # # #

Let's get real

Many of the current suggestions for Y2K contingency plans are simply unacceptable. Suggestions that 90% of all Y2K problems will be resolved in the three days after January 1, 2000 are simply contradictory to a mountain of evidence.

Y2K is a real problem that has the potential to create massive, long-term disruptions in essential services: transportation, water, power, banking, telecommunications, government services, emergency services, healthcare, and more. Lifestyle and economic recovery from Y2K will not be measured in days, but in months and years.

It is with this realization that Y2KNEWSWIRE.COM, the free service that brings daily Y2K e-mail alerts to tens of thousands of world citizens, has created this "Real World Y2K contingency plan."

The plan: The plan describes two scenarios: the "minimum plan" and the "worst case plan." No matter what you believe about Y2K, you should consider at least the minimum plan. These are common-sense, prudent suggestions that will give you a 30-day buffer against food shortages, water treatment facility shutdowns, and even help protect you against a potential stock market crash.

The "worst case plan" describes an "all out" strategy for Y2K where you re-engineer your entire life around the event. This plan gives you a one-year buffer from the immediate effects, plus the means to create a self-sustaining lifestyle afterwards.

Which plan to follow?

{You decide where to place life/death bet of you and your loved ones ... RSM}

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-- Robert Mangus (rmangus@mail.netquest.com), November 26, 1998


thanks bob, got signed up looks like a real good source of information.



I surely do enjoy and appreciate the value of this Bulletin Board!

may I ask a favor and offer a suggestion?

since it would take forever to go through each thread to find all new messages, most of us, I presume, subscribe to the "email alert" so that ALL new messages on this Board are received automatically.

[it only takes 10 minutes or so to go thru +/-100 posts, one can stay up with what everyone has on their minds, and one can delete all those of little or no consequence, saving the others for later action]

that works great, except that, the only way to know who the poster of a specific post may be, is to go back to the thread, scroll down, read all the posts, etc... ... ... killing lots of time.

my suggestion:

let's all append our name and email address in the body of any message we post. [done easily if one will add a 'signature' in your browser format]

this will make this BB a far more efficient tool for us all, and if we want to post a response privately to a poster, that can be done quickly, too [I might like to post a private response to many of you, but I have know Idea who you are...]

hope this makes sense,



[like this]

Perry Arnett.


http://www.pdqnet.net /pjarnett

-- Perry Arnett (pjarnett@pdqnet.net), November 26, 1998.

Perhaps mine is unusual, but my daily update includes the name and e- mail adderss which is on the post, as part of each post.


-- read my update (looking@top.line), November 26, 1998.

Perry, the easiest way to see all new posts is to click on "New Answers" at the top of this forum. I did the same thing that you are doing now, when I first came to the forum, and it is VERY time consuming. When you click on "New Answers," the most recent post will be at the top of the page. (It also gives dates and number of responses.)

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), November 26, 1998.

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