Canadian Govt Prepares for Disaster : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Check out this article about Operation Abacus:

Article in Ottawa Citizen

-- Rachel Gibson (, January 17, 1999


Canada is also expressing concern at this time about computers and...

-- Kevin (, January 17, 1999.

Thank you Rachel and Kevin for the heads up.

And thank goodness for our open communications policy Canadian neighbors.

... Details of the preliminary planning going into Operation Abacus were made public as part of governments push for greater transparency on year 2000 issues.

... If the general public initially perceives that the Canadian Forces is effectively engaged in the situation, then public confidence in the Canadian Forces and the government will be fostered at the outset of the crisis." -- Ottawa Citizen

They are the best kind of global partners to have pre and post Y2K! Our government and military and secret forces types need to take lots of behavior modification notes. Then follow the superb Canadian examples in being a good global citizen.

It just all gets dicier, eh?


-- Diane J. Squire (, January 17, 1999.

Diane, we need to move to Canada. Stock up on long johns, woodstove, hunt for rock/concrete/log/+ wood-frame lodge, earthquake reinforced. We can stay in Cascadia range and settle in the country in British Columbia. They will calmly sail thru the setback and help each other politely. It's just that $1,000,000 entry fee problem.

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-- Leska (, January 17, 1999.

(puffing with pride at being canadian) So now you know why I'm not so much afraid of a -30 F winter and made my Y2K home back in Quebec ;-)

Leska, you've said "lets move to canada" many times already, I take it it's a secret wish of yours...If you knock at my door in 2000, I might just take you in. I've had a secret wish for a "Yourdonite Land" a la Leo. Quebec is just as good a place as Australia, no? ;-)

-- Chris (, January 17, 1999.

Chris, it's a long-standing not-so-secret desire. And I think about Yourdon Land a lot, although not sure yet all our egos would let it blossom into paradise ;-) I'm always impressed with the politeness of the populace when visiting Canada. I like the English gentility around Victoria. Maybe if we win the lottery ... but we don't play it ... hhmmm

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-- Leska (, January 17, 1999.

Leska, my own ego is magnified by the medium of the internet. You'd be surprised how much more tamed I am in person ;-) I have this internet personality which is my "tough skin" I've acquired over the years on it. Discussing mind-to-mind on it is very different than face-to-face for me, and it's like this for most internet veterans. I've met several internet friends, and I've always been amazed at the unexpected "real-life" person. Sometimes it's disapointing, sometimes it's elating.

-- Chris (, January 17, 1999.

Chris, I'm a Net newbie! Any coaching appreciated thru eMail ;-)

I'd love to meet some Yourdynamites, but they all seem fairly tough. Eeekk. Ashton & I are hermits and not used to dealing with many people. But this mind-to-mind discussing is perfectly suited to our hospice lifestyle. I go crazy thinking the Net will be ripped away from us by Y2K. Can't believe I didn't hop on years ago. Guess my higher self-preservation guardian was wise. It's taken over. Aaaahhhhh.

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-- Leska (, January 17, 1999.

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