OK NORM. Why won't you answer my question? What are you afraid of?

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I've left you this same question on three of your threads, yet you still refuse to answer. Why, Norm? You seem to have all the answers, but you will not answer my question. To get the others up to speed, I'll repost our conversation so far:


Norm, please don't take our attitude personally. But again, Vic is right, we've seen it before. Keep trying if you wish, but until we see a mountain of evidence that says things will be OK, most of us will continue to prepare. I would suggest that you start looking at the mountain that we do have hear, and begin yourself. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 16, 1999.


I don't mean to be disrespectful Mr. Sysman, but I'm one of those fellows who has always (well, almost) been prepared for emergencies, loss of power, no food, etc. So, please don't lecture me. What saddens me is the level that so many of you will go to disrespect others here who have opinions that differ from yourselves. Your Y2K prognostications may be completely right OR they may be entirely and totally wrong. What's wrong with hearing from the other side? What are you afraid of?

-- Norm (nwo@hotmail.com), March 16, 1999.


Norm, My opinion only. We're not afraid of anything. Most of us really do hope this will be just a "bump in the road". I know you've been trying to bring us good news, but we have seen all of this many times before. We have a few people (Diane Kevin pshannon) that spend alot of their time trying to find ANY news on this issue. I've visited a dozen Y2K sites and believe me, we get it here first. Again, my opinion, the evidence is not good. Yes, we do have some time left, and I hope to see much more good news. I just don't think it will be enough.

This is a very emotional issue. While we do have a few that are extreme, most here don't mean any disrespect. They just get carried away. I know, I've done it myself.

I'm glad you are prepared. But Mabel brings up a good point - most people are not. So I must ask you a question. What's wrong with our trying to spread the word and get people ready? Even if "nothing" happens, isn't this a good way to live? You seem to think so. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 16, 1999.


Well Norm, do you have an answer? <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 18, 1999


Hey Sys,

I suggest you go read 'Nother Norm's responses to my post about the FAA, particularly his contention that millions of systems and chips will be noncompliant, but, so what?

-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), March 18, 1999.

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caN YoU COntiNUE YoUR FOoLISHNess sySTMaN??????


-- Dieter (questions@toask.com), March 18, 1999.

Thank you Dieter. I'm starting to think Norm does have ulterior motives. By his own account he is prepared, yet he continues to try and inhibit us from helping others do the same. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 18, 1999.

On another thread, Mr. Sysman said:

"So much for the intelligence of Norom. <:)= -- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 18, 1999. "

This indicates to me Mr. Sysman that you are not the least bit interested in any sort of dialogue with me - you are only engaged in childish name calling and pointless conspiracy theories about my true identity.

Having said that, I will answer your questions. I am posting articles in this forum that seem to have relevance to the topic - Y2K. I am not offering my opinion on them, I am simply posting them. Goodness knows, this forum doesn't need any more witless conjecture, so I will keep mine to myself. (this is a joke Mr. Sysman)

I have never stated that preparations for Y2K or ANY emergency was not a good idea. The stories I have posted do not state that, on the contrary (the de Jager piece for example) many of them talk about preparations as essential. As I have said before, I have not commented on the stories I have posted. I believe that rationale people will be able to make up their minds for themselves.

As far as me having all the answers, If I did I would have to change my name to Mr. Sysman (this is another joke)

I do apologize for not responding earlier, it appears that I do not have the substantial free time of someone in your position. I will endeavor to be less tardy in the future.

Best regards.

-- Norm (nwo@hotmail.com), March 18, 1999.


A lot of us are spurred by genuine compassion. I am the type of person that sees a man or woman on the side of a busy intersection in Raleigh holding up a sign that says Will Work for Food and I'll stop by the Burger King, get them some food, and take it to them right then, no work needed.

The same compassion comes to mind (and internal ache) when thinking of the distant neighbors down the road that we do not know, who have 4 kids playing in the yard, but may not have any way to heat the house or feed everyone if worse comes of Y2K.

We only want people to give themselves a chance to make it through until the infrastructure is bandaged. I don't think anyone here is wanting to twist other people's arms just to believe as we do for the sake of "being right or wrong".

Mr. K
***disheartened that some may suffer, even for a short time***

-- Mr. K (softie@heart.really), March 18, 1999.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question Norm, and I accept your apology. I also accept your answer with no further question. I see that you do have somewhat of a sense of humor, so please understand that others here do also.

As I said, please keep posting your good news articles if you wish. We have seen all that you have posted so far before. But maybe you will find something original to add to our information base here. Good luck in your endeavor. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 18, 1999.

As part of my daily ritual, I visit places like the year2000 information center, Sanger's reviews, etc. and look at the latest published y2k stories. Right now, they seem to be running about 2-1 positive, some with reservations. I'm not counting lots of stories regurgitating the same material as more than a single story.

I've noticed that almost all of the clearly bad-news stories show up here, and we all nod sagely. A few of the OK with reservations stories show up here, and we laugh at the clueless media but cull out the reservations ("if you fall asleep at the wheel, you might hit a tree") as valuable. The no-reservations good news is posted only by people like Norm. He's a troll.

But so long as any bad news keeps showing up, we must be vigilant.

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), March 18, 1999.

Flint, if you only want to hear good news, just listen to what the government and mass media are saying these days. "Everything will be OK", "Y2K will be a bump in the road", and "Prepare for three days of disruptions". Nothing to get excited about.

-- John Wilson (JohnWilson@noway.com), March 18, 1999.

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