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We just saw a commercial about Y2K. It aired several times before 6:30a on MSNBC on the Imus in the Morning. The commercial showed a city with the lights going out, an airplane slowly leaving the sky, banks with no money, no water, and no electricity. We were told to call 1 800 RED ALERT to attend a seminar. I did not call to see what they were offering or trying to sell.
People are becoming aware. I have noticed that there are a lot more people on this forum then just 3 weeks ago. Does anyone keep a tally?
-- Linda A. (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1998
Cory posted a ref to this RED ALERT thing asking what it was. Maybe one of us should find out? cr
-- Chuck a night driver (email@example.com), December 07, 1998.
The ad has been running for 2 weeks - as a GI I don't have the energy to get ripped-off. They take 4 types of credit cards apparently:)
This forum will be toast soon as people wake up - you're right Linda:)
-- Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1998.
I haven't seen the RED ALERT commercial here in L.A. yet. It may have run and I just have missed it. However, there are other commercials running offering financial information, etc.
I've noticed a big increase in the forum too. Seemed like right after the 60 Minutes story. Can you imagine how many people are lurking without posting? Awareness has taken a giant leap.
-- Michael Taylor (email@example.com), December 07, 1998.
I see a real increase in national newsmedia awareness. It appears to be running at about 50% "Happy face -- no problem" articles and 50% "Wake up -- big problem here" investigative journalism.
The more we encourge "them" to dig, the better off we all will be.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1998.
Someone saw that and reviewed it slightly on another thread. Personal info was required to get past the operator (if I remember correctly). My mom saw the same ad. I told her it sounded like a money-grabber. Let us know if anyone follows up.
-- margie mason (email@example.com), December 07, 1998.