letter to Cadillac owner acknowledges problems in '74 - '92 models

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-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), January 25, 1999


complete and total hoax. stop spreading the BS fear propaganda around or I will smite you with winter storms so bad...you will WISH for y2k to be as bad as they said!


-- Mutha Nachu (---@sea.com), January 25, 1999.

wow! shook up one of the dwgi trolls! I guess somebody didn't like that one...

if anyone has documentary evidence to prove the document at the url is NOT valid, I'd certainly like to see it - I got this pointer from reliable source and I'd like to backtrack and let them know if in fact the letter is a hoax.


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), January 25, 1999.

Bad news for the pimps no motherships to cruse the Y2K hood to rob and kill innocent people no trips to the country by the gang to steal food and gas i guess i will not get to try out my home defense.just kidding yea right.

-- Bubba (Badhabbit@water.com), January 25, 1999.

Arlin: see
http://www.de janews.com/dnquery.xp?ST=PS&QRY=Cadillac&defaultOp=AND&DBS=1&format=te rse&showsort=score&maxhits=100&LNG=ALL&subjects=&groups=comp.software. year-2000&authors=&fromdate=&todate=

-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), January 25, 1999.

I don't know for a fact that it is a hoax at this point but agree that the 1974 date is highly suspicious. I was using a hand-held calculator at the time but have no idea if Cadillac was that early in adopting embedded microprocessor technology. Guess we'll see but a hoax seems the most likely scenario.

Of course, you'd be right to remind me that I also doubted that "Know Your Customer" was anything other than a hoax. For the record, things would MUCH better if this Cadillac thing were true and Know Your Customer was a hoax....*sigh*

-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), January 25, 1999.

Not to mention that Huber Chevrolet and Cadillac is located at 11102 West Dodge Road in Omaha, and not 11502. You'd think that GM would have the correct address for their own dealer.

-- gm (C@h.h), January 25, 1999.

GM certified master tech here... Never saw a letter from GM with a letterhead like that. It looks wrong. No info to pin it down aside from the logo, and that's easy to get.

1974 caddies DID use a climate control system that was computer controlled and a b#$@% to work on.

I don't buy it, and I am a die hard doom and gloomer. Just read the weather reports to see.

-- art welling (artw@lancnews.infi.net), January 25, 1999.

okay, well on that note I guess we'll have to figure it's not valid, at least for the present.

interesting, from the usenet chatter at the pointer Arnie gave, it almost looks as though this was an intentional piece of misinformation put out by the pollyannas...

ah well, Arlin

-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), January 25, 1999.

T G F T F !!

Read: Thank God for this forum!

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), January 26, 1999.

This was on Gary North's site today...


"Doubts Raised Regarding Cadillac Letter"

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), January 26, 1999.

Now, why the hell would a pollyanna perpetrate this hoax?

-- what a scam (dont@buy.it), January 26, 1999.

what a-

if you go back and actually follow the link Arnie posted, and actually read the posts on csy2k, you'll find it's the typical adolescent attempt to build up the perpetrators' low self-image by making themselves appear to be smarter than those preparing for y2k problem areas. Typical adolscent nonsense, and entirely consistent with the rather immature nature of a several of the pollyanna trolls we've seen on this forum as well.


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), January 26, 1999.

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