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We know have two people saying to prepare for a three week power outage. Rick Cowles and good old KO-SKIN-EM.
-- Scotty (BLehman202@aol.com), March 04, 1999
Can you point us to a URL reference?
-- Critt Jarvis (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 04, 1999.
I saw the Rick Cowle's remark in the latest WRP. I don't know about Koskinen's statement
-- (email@example.com), March 04, 1999.
Based on what facts will the power be out for 3 weeks and what locations? I'm preparing as if the power will be out for months. Our electric company is telling us to prepare and they can't guarantee that we will have power. I also base my preparations on information I have read on the power grid and have been following it for well over a year. Nothing I have read is giving me any confidence that the power will stay on.
-- bardou (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 04, 1999.
I'ld like to see that coming the Kman myself. If it's out there, Diane or Kevin will find it I'm sure. <:)=
-- Sysman (email@example.com), March 04, 1999.
I read the WPR and what Hamasaki said Cowle's had said. Nowhere does Cowle's implicitly say there will be a three-week power outtage! Instead he says to be prepared for a month of disruptions: blackouts, brownouts, dirty power, spikes, etc., which is significantly different than a three-week blackout!
This is a blatant example of how information gets distorted and twisted on this forum. I suggest that people supply actual quotation blocks in the future if they are going to make claims. Also, it really is useful, if no URL is supplied, to dig it up yourself to be sure.
-- Anonymous (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 05, 1999.
Thread entitled: "3 weeks of power outages?"
"a Georgia representative... appeared on a radio talk show, saying that Koskinen was telling state officials to make contingency plans for a three week power outage."
"I took the time to call GA Rep. [George] Grindley yesterday. In our conversation, he established this and divulged a bit more. Mr. Grindley is chair of Georgia's Task Force 2000."
"Koskinen had told them to ensure their contingency plans addressed 3 weeks without electric power."
-- mabel (email@example.com), March 05, 1999.
This is an unsubstantiated rumor.
The URL provided by Mabel here is another thread on this forum. Also, that quote is second and third hand hearsay.
-- Buddy (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 05, 1999.
Sir Buddy -
And this quote about what he says in private is certainly more reliable - or actually, more easily verified to be true - than anything he has said publicly.
Please - justify your trust in what he says publicly. We have established that he blantantly - for public release - exaggerates the degree of readiness (of, for example the petrochemical industry) even when the truth (the real numbers) show his exaggerations are dead wrong when examined in detail.
Thus - when actual numbers are hidden, and the "private" numbers are fully consistent with what reason and experience in power plant and electrical distribution indicates (to me) are closer to the probable truth - what justifies your complete trust in his public statements.
We know absolutely that this administration lies publicly, often, and blantantly - any time it wants to get a political message out. Why should we think it to speaking th etruth now?
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), March 05, 1999.
~ Anony What good is low power, dirty power, or spikes? You still can't use it! Go back and take power 101 over again.
-- Scotty (BLehman202@aol.com), March 05, 1999.