JUST AN OBSERVATION:greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This is just something I thought you might connect with someplace.
I live out of town almost in the country, I see a lot of wildlife around my place.
One day last fall I saw a squirrel laying on the bannister of my porch. The fellow had been hit with a car. It had run over his tail and broken one of his legs. I went in the house to call a vet and couldn't get one, and when I went back I had intended to shoot him, he had gone. For about six weeks I worried about that little fellow and wondered about him.
Then one day I was looking out the window and thought I saw the biggest rat I had ever seen since I was a farm boy. It turns out that it was the squirrel without a tail and and one hind leg.
Well, needless to say I have keep a special lookout for the little fellow making sure he can get food and water, The Strangest thing is his kind will not have anything to do with him, and other wildlife thinks hes a rat or something. Maybe thats because he can't jump and climb very well. Think about it?
-- Lon (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 20, 1999
Very thought provoking. Being different in looks, thought, word or deed can be lonely. However, abdicating your own mind to the notions of others can be suicidal.
Current conditions recommend the wisdom of squirrels when it comes to reserves.
With all best wishes,
-- Watchful (email@example.com), March 20, 1999.
What the heck does this have to do with Y2K???
-- Say What? (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 20, 1999.
Obviously you didn't see the post on how a SINGLE squirrel cut off power to thousands in a community in Germany. The driver in the above mentioned incident obviously did read it and may have just saved our power grid, and our lives. How does this relate to y2k??? Squirrels are known to be receiving training by cyberterrorists (see earlier post on "Hey! Someone's making fun of us") and cyberterrorism is a government codeword for y2k. Get the connection?
-- GB (email@example.com), March 20, 1999.
Of course. The squirrels. It all fits. Why didn't I see it before?
-- Fox (Mulder@x.files), March 20, 1999.
"Squirrels" is the name Tom Benjamin gives to people who can't leave the city for some reason. He says these people have to become like squirrels, store hidden supplies of food, water and such and 'hibernate' for the duration of the bad times.
-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 1999.
A squirrel can run up a tree and hide, but a human can't. A squirrel can't read, write or reason things out like a human can. Frankly, I don't care who leaves or who stays in the city. I wish everyone would stay in the city and leave me alone. You run up here acting like you are a squirrel, real squirrely! You bring your fancy BMW's, and Benzes with you and then ask to borrow my truck and trailer to haul your crap around. I had to laugh my ass off when you moved in and started cutting the ivy around your house with your chain saw! Wow, did you do a number on that saw or what? Then you decided to have your acre of land professionally landscaped, must have cost you a fortune. But I had to laugh my ass off when a herd of deer decided to devour it one day. Man were you ever pissed and you then you started a campaign to get rid of every deer in the county. Haven't seen you clean that woodstove smoke stack in two years, I suppose one day I'll see the fire engine pulling up to your house trying to put out a fire. Hell, you tried to burn the forest down last year when you invited your church family up to watch the fire works and they insisted on lighting firecrackers on the dry grass. Please city dwellers, stay put, you don't have a lick of common sense and you don't belong in the woods. You just may mistake a squirrel for a rat and try to blow it's head off and kill yourself instead.
-- bardou (email@example.com), March 21, 1999.
Everytime I see something about NG containing people in the cities, I thinkYEEESSSSSSSSSS!! If the gov't will take care of the masses in the cities and burbs, that would starve to death in the Garden of Eden, the rest of us can take care of ourselves!
-- Taz (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 1999.
I'm toast. Just an observation was a little happening that pops up in life when you think everything is in OK Y2k.
I'm Just glad it was't the man in the tall hat and long finger.
You got it.
-- Lon (email@example.com), March 21, 1999.
I don't have to think about it. I've been crippled since 1969, when I got wounded overseas. I know exactly what that animal experienced, and it continues today. It will continue well past 1/1/2000, and those like me will be among the first casualties.
It doesn't have to be that way...but it is, and all the legislation and noble public statements in the world won't change that.
-- LP (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 1999.
Are you sure you are not my long lost sister??? Same thing happened around here. People move out to the country - oh look at the deer - aren't they pretty - and then fence off their yard because the deer are eating the landscaping. And then this same guy proceeds to put in concrete curbs to keep the pasture grass from coming up in his yard, and concrete curbs out to the gravel road and bought gravel to fill up his pond (too many skeeters) which of course backs up the water to the place across the street and under mines the road bed. Then when I asked them about y2k I hear "it's just a bunch of hype to get people to buy new computers." I wonder what kind of "hype" they will feed their children when the time comes? And I hope that the people that live in the cities that are DWGI's are kept in the citiesby the NG. That way we in the country who have prepared may have a chance. And those who were smart enough to get out of the cities should pay attention to their country neighbors - and how things are done - somethings are done differently for a reason.
Whew - thanks guys - been wanting to blow some steam over the only DWGI in my neighborhood!
-- V alkyrie (email@example.com), March 21, 1999.
Dear V. Alkyrie: Well I don't think I'm your long lost sister, but it's nice to know that someone else has experienced stupidity. And the worse thing about all of it is these wanna be's are educated people. I can see putting a fence up to keep the cows and horses in, but you don't go killing the wildlife just because they eat your roses. I'm the only GI around and no one really has a clue of my preparations. I'm with you though, people move to the country from the city and it's a culture shock for them and they go squirrelly on you. Guess when they come knocking on my door when Y2K hits I'll toss them a pine cone.
-- bardou (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 1999.
There are different types of wisdom.
Wouldn't it be truly simple if all the stupidity of the world truly was bound up in cities?
I wonder where all those city folk came from?
Funny that hos own kind couldn't see the truth before them. We are like squirrels after all.
-- Deborah (email@example.com), March 21, 1999.