Stolen Food- Already?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
A brief crime-report type article in the local fishwrapper reported the theft of $15,000 worth of stored food from a home here in eastern NC. There was no mention of 2k in the article nor was there any discussion of why someone might have this quantity of foodstuff in storage, or what kind of food stores there were (or how much $15k worth of food might weigh).
Consider this merely a data point, presented for what it's worth. And think carefully about what you say, how and where you say it, and who you say it to regarding your preparations. Some will not prepare, but they WILL remember. Keep your options open and your mouth closed where it is prudent to do so.
-- nemo... (email@example.com), February 02, 1999
My husband and I have talked to several people (they approached us), about Y2K. We made no mention of our plans, as a matter of fact, we told them that we didn't think anything was going to happen and people are just over reacting. But, it's amazing how much information they give out and what their plans are. Your right Nemo, keep your plans to yourself. I finally got the gold coin guy to quit calling me, I told him he was nuts and nothing was going to happen. He told me I was in denial, and I agreed with him.
-- bardou (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
If you mislead people about y2k you are an asshole. Nuff said.
-- glad (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
bardou, thanks for clarifiying for me why everyone seems to be so confident about y2k. They're all just bull-shitters, like you. What enormous confidence this gives me about the integrity of my fellow man.
-- we'll get (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
Get real, "glad" -- you're way out of line here.
Bardou knows the neighborhood. You don't. Bardou is qualified to assess risks to self and family there. You aren't. You know nothing of the local situation. Bardou lives there.
Others besides yourself have the right and the obligation to make their own decisions based on individual circumstance.
Make the decisions you have to make. Let others make theirs.
-- Tom Carey (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
Nemo, as an eastern North Carolina native, I'm used to seeing stories like that one. Typically, the TV news cameras will show an elderly couple outside of their three room cinder block home in a decrepit section of town. The the story will be that a new white Mercedes and a late model Expedition (both with gold accent trim)drove into the yard and six men armed with sawed off shotguns and assault rifles jumped out, stormed the front door and demanded the old man's wallet. Now I don't know what the truth is, but I'm always pretty sure that the bandits were looking for something besides a wallet and they probably got it. My suspicion is in the story that you saw is the $15,000 worth of *product* was stolen, but it probably wasn't food in the traditional sense.
-- Puddintame (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
get & we'll get-
Prepare to be road killed.
-- jennieo (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
Are you folks related to the Clintons, by any chance?
-- not all the liars (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
Oh, I forgot. THAT'S why I hadn't posted anything for several weeks.
Following my own advice from here on out... .
-- nemo... (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
These're jus lil' nibblers in dis pool. Don' tak it persn'l.
-- naht dis tahm (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
Dear Glad and we'll get: If your stupid enough to brag about that your gold and silver is stashed under your mattress, then you deserve having it stolen from you. I onced worked for a wealthy oil tycoon who came to San Francisco from Kuwait. He stashed $150,000 under his bed and there were a handful of people who knew it. He was robbed and nearly beaten to death. I rest my case. And oh yea, your not the first person to ever call me an asshole, your one of the reasons why I don't have any confidence in my fellow man.
-- bardou (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
I'd reccommed that everyone read The Art of War, by Sun Tzu.
The main stream media has started covering Y2K big time. A few months ago, I agreed with the idea of personally spreading the word (carefully). I don't feel any responsibility at this time to spread the message any further. The people who aren't looking at the information and stopping in their tracks now, are not going to. Now is the time to QUIETLY finish preparations.
I'm pretty high up on the 1-10 scale. If I'm right, it is VERY dangerous to be the person who people think of when Y2K comes up. Baradou is absolutely correct. If you want to help your fellow man, keep this in mind... You can't help if you're a corpse.
-- d (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
We didn't know that it was bardou's role to lead or mislead people about Y2K. It is wise to keep your plans to yourself and to those who will be instrumental in saving your butt. Silence is golden.
-- Justine (Justine@rancho.com), February 02, 1999.
"My husband and I have talked to several people (they approached us), about Y2K. We made no mention of our plans, as a matter of fact, we told them that we didn't think anything was going to happen and people are just over reacting."
Maybe some others on this thread need to be lumped into the ASSHOLE category also. I said "If you MISLEAD people about y2k you are an asshole". No, make that a MOTHER FUCKING ASSHOLE.
-- glad (email@example.com), February 03, 1999.
I'll be fat and happy, and you'll be the one to get a bullet through your head!
-- HAHAHA (HAHAHA@HAHAHA.com), February 03, 1999.
This is beating a dead horse but -- isn't deliberately mis-leading people DIFFERENT from evading a question?
I agree that it's prudent not to talk about your preparations. But to out-right LIE, & say that Y2K isn't going to be a problem at all, could prevent someone else from taking measures to protect him/herself & their family. You could be indirectly contributing to someone else's death.
Isn't this exactly what we despise our government & media for doing? Aren't they jerks because their lies put people in jeapardy? Are we being hypocrites here?
-- still (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 04, 1999.