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The Senate's Secret Sessions
The greatest deliberative body in the world seems to have something to hide. Many Y2K discussions are happening in secret. February 9, 1999
-- Declan McCullagh (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 1999
Appreciate you keeping us up-to-date on things like this.
-- Kevin (email@example.com), February 10, 1999.
It was my great honor and pleasure to spend an afteroon in Washington interviewing Declan McCullagh for our documentary, Millennium Factor: The Truth About Y2K.
What I found truly remarkable about Mr. McCullagh was his candor in answering quesitons that would send most people in his position running for their lawyers before speaking.
This is one of the best examples of someone who has nothing to gain by speaking out on Y2K and everything to lose and yet still he does what's right. This is the meaning of the word "Leadership" and what our country is lacking these days.
I do stand to profit if my program sells a million copies so everything that I say about Y2K should be viewed with a healthy amount of dis-trust...but ask yourself, what does someone with a background like Declan McCullagh have to gain?
Mr. McCullagh, thanks again for appearing in our program. And thank you for leading by example.
Les Rayburn www.millenniumfactor.com
-- Les Rayburn (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 1999.
Do you think you could get this on the cover of Time?
What the Senate doesn't want You To Know! The real Y2K CRISIS.
If you can not get it on the cover, how about just an article? Spread the word.
-- Bill (email@example.com), February 10, 1999.
Declan, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Closed governmental meetings are rarely necesssary, but they are useful when bad news is being discussed, particularly bad news which is difficult to deal with; things like strategy in vexatious lawsuits, military plans and other matters which absolutely must be kept secret.
The secrecy has gone on long enough now, that plans could have been enacted to establish an approved clandestine procedure which would minimize the need to advertise the fact that a meeting would be closed. For that reason, it'll be hard for me to believe anything from the government from this point forward.
To me, information such a Declan has passed on is vital. This governmental "body language" speaks louder than a thousand Koskinen reassurances. I thank my luck stars for the internet, because without it I would miss the real meat of what is unfolding in front of us.
For all you posters out there, on my behalf and on behalf of about 20 of my DGI family members who I'm planning for, thank you for increasing our chances of making it through whatever we might face.
-- Puddintame (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 1999.
*blush* Thanks, Les. Hope the program turned out okay; I was glad to help.
-- Declan McCullagh (email@example.com), February 11, 1999.
It doesn't follow that this is a sinister conspiracy of the NWO moles.
It seems reasonable to me not to go on CNN to broadcast possible deficiencies in DOD systems. Not everyone in this world is in love with the U.S.A., and some of them would love to hear about such things.
-- Tom Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 11, 1999.