'Twas Two Days After New Year's...

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It's two days after New Year's And all through the land The Y2K doom folks fret; 'Puters by hand

The evidence so far Is good and it's bad But no matter what surfaces The doomers are sad

Some things are upbeat No matter, they say The next year that comes Will be our doomsday

Prepare! Prepare! Prepare! is their cry Can't say I blame them...but if not, we die???? There will be a problem, maybe severe But 'the end of the world' seems ridiculous...austere

'The end of the world' I cannot believe Big problems for all, yes, I can conceive. All of us are gonna have a big fight. Best practices to all, and to all a good night!

-- John Howard (Greenville, NC) (pcdir@prodigy.net), January 03, 1999


so the question you have to ask yourself, John, is whether or not you are willing to have someone quote this back to you (rather than give you the food handout you might need, should you be wrong)?

just wonderin'

Arlin Adams

-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), January 03, 1999.

Ah, now I understand your attitude towards y2k: "The end of the world I cannot believe" you say. That's like a terminal cancer patient saying "I'm going to die? I cannot believe this." It's classic denial. The computers don't care a tiny bit what you or anyone else believes. The evidence is overwhelming that we're headed for a major collapse; the only question is just how bad it will be.

-- cody varian (cody@y2ksurvive.com), January 04, 1999.

Well Zippy, you're awfully smart with your poem(?)there, never mind the grammatical errors or the sloppy writing... Isn't the admission of the Government that several state's systems will not be able to process unemployment benefits, enough for you. We're three days into the new year, smart guy. Things are already f***ing up. Isn't that enough? No, apparently you need something more. How about the fact that those who understand the situation aren't getting the funding they need... Do you read Yourdon's articles smart guy? What exactly looks good to you? Is it the failures that have already happened?! Is it the miraculous ability of the Gov. to more than triple it's readiness without proper funding (ever heard of lies?)??????? Is it our wonderful President?! F you smart guy. F your poem. Why don't you do a little reading (both poetry and Y2K). Don't you dare poke fun at those of us who have taken steps to survive. If nothing goes wrong, we'll have food to spare and some extra ammo to use at the range. If we're right, you're a dead man. Merry Christmas!


-- Kilgore Trout (ktrout@fictitious.com), January 04, 1999.

Well I certainly didn't want this thread to degenerate into a "told ya so" type thing...but I guess it will...given time

-- John Howard (Greenville, NC) (pcdir@prodigy.net), January 04, 1999.

I pray you're right.

-- Kilgore Trout (ktrout@fictitious.com), January 04, 1999.


Just remember that people can only go three or four days without water. I wouldn't count on a government truck pulling up to your house with water on January 5, 2000...

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), January 04, 1999.

um...yup...could pretty much survive without the infrastucture for a year or so...preach to me

-- John Howard (Greenville, NC) (pcdir@prodigy.net), January 04, 1999.

Um...does it rain where you doom and gloom pessimists live?

-- John Howard (Greenville, NC) (pcdir@prodigy.net), January 04, 1999.


If you have the preparations to "pretty much survive without the infrastucture for a year or so" and would call posters on this forum " doom and gloom pessimists" for encouraging others to do the same, you are without question a vile piece of trash.


-- c (c@c.c), January 04, 1999.

Well Golly c,

whomever you might be;

thanks for having the intestinal fortutitude to identify whomever you might ever. Cowardice is always something I admire.

-- John Howard (Greenville, NC) (pcdir@prodigy.net), January 04, 1999.

That's always been one of the tests of

someone with someone wi th integrity

-- John Howard (Greenville, NC) (pcdir@prodigy.net), January 04, 1999.


You certainly are full of assumptions. Due to receiving a very large amount of spam from vengefull 'trolls' who couldn't stand to discuss the matter at hand with civility nor fact, I have gone anonymous.

Now, back to your post. Are you saying that you have prepared for a 'year without the infrastructure being intact', but don't want others to do the same? Notice, in the previous post I qualified with "IF".

-- c (c@c.c), January 04, 1999.

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