Ohio, anyone see report we are ready on fox 8?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Hi, did anyone see this a.m.'s fox 8 report, dont worry be happy were ready? WHERE is the proof? I was thinking of calling fox 8 and asking about it. They stated that we are ready and will have NO outages of power, gas, etc...... since we've spent millions? Just a short spot, but I sure wish it were true, but, I am gonna call to ask where and with whom did the info come from. Chuck, your thoughts?
-- consumer (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 1999
Isn't it obvious yet that the only sensible course is to ignore mainstream media altogether? THe only source for Y2K info is the Internet -- great irony there, but it's true.
I stopped taking TV & newspaper reports seriously years ago, even before we went on-line. NBC = Nothing But Crap.
-- just (email@example.com), March 23, 1999.
You all ready have the proof Ohio's bunker is up and running. They ARE ready.
-- SCOTTY (BLehman202@aol.com), March 23, 1999.
What bunker? I live in Ohio and have found nothing on govt. sites or info about Ohio being "ready" for Y2K?... as for the FOX report, i didn't see it but I agree with what E. Yourdon stated in the preface of his book, i also agree we should only follow the media in generalaty only. The proof is in a time line form now till newyears. With the "dis-information" and "non-information" that corporations have spoon fed the news, media, and govt. (local, state, fed.) we may never know what the "truth" is untill it bites us.
-- Tick2000 (Tick2000@hotmail.com), March 23, 1999.
Anybody else noticed how the media seems to equate how much $$$$ has been spent with the level of compliancy both with the government and corporations? If you are going to do that, then it would seem to me that the more they spend, the worse the problem is, and the worse the problem, the more chances for things to go wrong that were missed. If this is just fixing mission critical items, then what in the world is it going to cost to fix everything? Bogles the mind and one has to wonder how long the depression will last - until we get it all paid for? For people in their 50's and 60's - will we ever see prosperity again?
-- Valkyrie (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 1999.
Consumer: Researchers have spent millions for a cancer cure but have they cured cancer? I'm very suspicious when the news says something is fixed.
-- bardou (email@example.com), March 23, 1999.
10 the "bunker" is simply the State EOC. I wouldn't read much more into that story (history on this forum, for those of you who missed it) than that. Ref Fox 8 . . . . they started out fairly OK then went Koskinen on us. Whaddayawananyway, HUH??
IMNTBHO, Fox and the rest are looking at a mini sweeps period and well........
-- Chuck, a night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 1999.
didn't see the report but no surprise. I just sent an email to a reporter concerning her article on railroads. Headline "Railroads are Y2K ready" yet the article gave no proof and even stated that "Amtrak is working on testing..blah, blah blah. "Working on" is not the same as "ready" Just typical sloppy reporting. I guess they don't realize that people read that headline and it creates a mindset so that the rest of the article becomes slanted in that direction. No wonder I can't convince my wife that Y2K is a real problem. I'm having to prepare without her help. No real point here. Just bitchin'. But it wouldn't hurt if we all responded to these sloppy, unsubstantiated reports. Maybe we can get thru to a few of them.
-- (email@example.com), March 23, 1999.
Fox News picked up on a State sponsored utility readiness forum held in Columbus on March 22. The press and public were invited. Here is the link (don't know how to do that hot-link thingy):
Ohio News Network and the local classical radio station both reported that the utilities say "we're ready".
-- me (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 1999.
The above link only goes to an agenda page, not a report. If anyone finds it before I do, please report it here, ok? Thanks.
-- meeko (email@example.com), March 23, 1999.
Valkyrie & Bardou: Good point. Throwing $$$ at the problem doesn't always guarantee success. We throw $$$ at the educational system and you have people graduating functionally illiterate. We throw $$$ towards the war on drugs, yet usage is increasing.
-- Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 1999.
Can ANYONE give me an Ohio site as far as compliance level? I just was assigned by our Pastor to check it out on a FACTUAL level....PLease help!!!!!???? Any on contigency plans also? Thank you.
-- consumer (email@example.com), March 24, 1999.