National Guard's published article does not sugarcoat. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Today I got a copy of an article from the National Guard's internal magazine which is distributed to guardsmen. The article is by Lisa Daniel. I don't know the name of the magazine itself, so I request someone to post that in this thread. The article follows some of the Worldnet themes, but without the hyped-up editorial content.

Some quotes: "Potentially, we could have a calamity over this." John Myatt, Florida National Guard Spokesman.***"We're going to plan for the worst-case scenario; no power and lots of panic."Myatt.****Anyone who tells you they're ready for the Y2K bug probably doesn't really understand the threat." Lt. Col. John Fanning, spokesman for the New York National Guard.***"I'm extremely concerned that blackouts could cause people to freeze to death." Col. Gerald Oleson, support staff officer with the Wisconsin office of emergency management.*** The author of the article says that Maureen Lischke, executive officer of the National Guard Bureau's program [y2k?]says that "the answer is in educating the public early that they can't wait until Dec. 31, 1999 to stock up on groceries and gasoline."

-- Puddintame (, January 14, 1999


I'd like to see the full text of this article. Anyone?


-- E. Coli (, January 14, 1999.

Puddintame, which of the National Guard publications is it? And what issue date is the magazine?

Thanks, Diane

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 15, 1999.

Diane, I don't have a copy of the actual magazine, just a xerox of the article itself. The name of the article is "Racing Against the Calendar." The article starts on page 15. It is the January issue. The even numbered pages have the words "National Guard" in the bottom beside the page number, so maybe that's the name of the magazine. My copy was faxed to me by a DGI who is in the Guard. He might be in the process of changing his mind slightly. My position, I don't anticipate any calamity at all, but I acknowledge the possibility, so I'm going to stock up and encourage my neighbors to do the same.

-- Puddintame (, January 15, 1999.

Thanks. That explains it.

Don't think the January issue is up on the web-site yet. (If this is the correct magazine). -- Diane

National Guard Magazine: ngmag/ngmag.htm

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 15, 1999.

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