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(1)Kane County Cronicle, March 18,1999

Geneva - Faucets run dry, and fire hydrants cease to work within 24 hours of a natural disaster or turn-of-the-century crisis...The City Council on Monday approved buying an emergency electrical generator for $376,000 which would keep water pumping to the water station and sewer treatment plant. ... "We cannot afford to not spend this money", said Mayor Tom Coughlin. (2) Delnor Community Hospital claims compliance, and having backup generators on hand. (3) Front page article in Sunday Chicago Tribune sure sounds like TEOTWAWKI.

-- living in geneva (residentf@of.geneva), March 21, 1999


A global warning on Y2K

Very long article. Might spur some first-readers to think.

-- just read it (scroll@down.down), March 21, 1999.

Nice summary article as to why the best scenario is a global depression.

-- RD. ->H (drherr@erols.com), March 21, 1999.

Global depression yes, at the least. World too overpopulated. Can't get out of this one without a war. Will be a Big War. The War to End All Wars because there's nothing left to fight over?

-- sinking feeling (titanic@choppy.waters), March 21, 1999.

"Of almost any country in the world, Russia is possibly the most psychologically unprepared for confronting the Year 2000 problem," said Robert Farish of International Data Corporation in Moscow.

That's Bullshit, they've been dealing with commie privations for 80 years, and now they're broke, starving, overrun by mobsters and criminal conglomerates. They're the most prepared nation, everything's ALREADY fucked up. Average russians dont' keep their money in banks if they got any brains (or a job that pays money and not barter goods).

The only nations that are more prepared are: Sudan, Rwanda, Bolivia, and Elbonia.

-- hunchback (quasimodo@belltower.com), March 22, 1999.

if you're in lake geneva, at least you have lots of water. get a water filter.

-- jocelyne slough (jonslough@tln.net), March 22, 1999.

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