Any Advantages of living where there is NO complience? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

In the near future I and my family will be moving to a state that has stated that it's agencies WILL NOT be ready for the roll.

Anyone have thoughts on a silver lining to this situation?


-- j (, March 08, 1999


OK, I'll bite. How about, "no one will ever know that you moved in?"

-- BigDog (, March 08, 1999.

That's a good one - didn't think of that.

And BTW, this is a real situation.


-- j (, March 08, 1999.

Lots of open spaces where businesses, residences and tourists used to be?

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, March 08, 1999.

No more pesky telemarketers interrupting your dinner of rice and beans?


-- Roland (, March 08, 1999.

A while back, some official in Alabama said that they wouldn't be able to fix all of their noncritical systems before rollover, but that no Alabama citizen would be inconvenienced by this in any way.

In the body of this post, the situation becomes "WILL NOT be ready"

In the thread title, this becomes "NO compliance"

And nobody sees any problem with this at all. I guess even the most basic critical thinking isn't required if you like what you read.

-- Flint (, March 08, 1999.

Answer: No infrastructure=No government. Situation needs total self- reliance and self defence. I wish you success, wellbeing and long life in peace. Please keep asking provocative questions. Don't let the inevitable flack deter you. Thanks for the stimulation.

-- Watchful (, March 08, 1999.

These are good. Most I hadn't thought of. But the question was asked with serious intent. I understand the lack of services side but are there other issues?


-- j (, March 08, 1999.

J -

Serioulsy, the one advantage I can think of is at least THEY are admitting not being compliant quite early and this may spur people in your town to prepare. More prep = less panic later and no doubt folks will fare better there than elsewhere.

Hope this helps...


-- Roland (, March 08, 1999.

As Roland pointed out, their statement may be evidence of a governmental honest streak, so maybe less corruption?

-- No Spam Please (, March 08, 1999.

You ever lived w/o government? How long and where? I spent 6 months eating rice and lentils, ash cakes and the occasional treat of half an apple. Forgot what electric light looked like and used snow or leaves to wipe, depending on the season. Try it and tell me that it doesn't suck. 3 years living in the third world showed me what bad government really is. There is no silver lining to any of the serious potential problems. Wake up now or later. Testosterone and surplus military equipment will not be as useful as you might hope.

-- Steve Hartzler (, March 08, 1999.


For what it's worth, no state has announced the expected disruption of any services. This doesn't mean there won't be any such disruptions, and I expect them to be pretty common worldwide, to varying degrees. But at least nobody has yet admitted this in any state.

-- Flint (, March 08, 1999.


Chicago has announced that it expects rolling blackouts in summer 2000 (and summer 1999). Not necessarily Y2k-related -- they just have inadequate capacity anyway.

-- No Spam Please (, March 08, 1999.

Just pointing out that No Government is not equal to Bad Government...

Thousands of texts for thousands of years concur. Prepare now, prepare with a small community, your neighbors...civilization is not equivalent to may become different. It does not have to be "Calcutta."

-- Donna Barthuley (, March 08, 1999.

Right on Donna. Thanks,

-- Watchful (, March 08, 1999.

Believing in the possibility of "No Government" is equivalent to believing in Santa Claus or God. Nothing but pure wishful thinking. People can't interact without control issues and whatever way that is handled is Government. The system we have now is much better than anything likely to replace it due to crisis.

-- Steve Hartzler (, March 09, 1999.

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