A great resource page for the lurkers

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Tired of all the Gloom 'n' Doom pap? Here's a page that's guaranteed to jolt you out of the doldrums

It's a great start on your Y2K cult de-programming

And remember, kiddies, this is all part of the gubbimt's disinformation campaign.

Stephen Poole's Y2K Page


-- not NORM and not MUTHA (NNANM) (----@andawaywegoooo.com), March 27, 1999


I've put together a list of Y2K resources before, and I think it's time to update it. This thread is for news articles, news sources and Web sites helpful to those relatively new to Y2K issues.


The Senate Y2K report:

"Y2K may spark unrest, economic pain - US Senate"

"Senate Study: Y2K Risks Are Widespread"


American cities:

Chicago: '99 A Game Of Catch-Up

Denver: "City to tackle Y2K when time comes"

"Y2K Could Bring D.C. To a Halt, Report Says"

Y2K and other nations:

"Experts warn of Y2K trade upheaval"

"U.S. warns of millennium bug problems for overseas travelers"

"Y2K vs. the World"

The Federal Government and Y2K:

The September 30, 1998 deadline

"Medicare Not Ready for Y2K"

"USPS can't promise mail delivery won't encounter Y2K bugs"

The Economy:

"The Y2K ripple effect"

Dr. Edward Yardeni: "Year 2000 Recession?"

Government Y2K contingency planning:

"National Guard is gearing up for year 2000"


"Region's Y2K plan: Call out guard"

Community contingency planning:

"Getting Ready for Y2K"

Embedded systems:

"Problems lurk in more than just computers"

Reuters news service: "Chemical Plants Face Y2K Threat"

Y2K media coverage:

The Senate Y2K report: three days preparation or...?

"Impressions Management 101"

"Feds Plan Y2K Spin Control"

A video of a speech by Senator Bob Bennett to the National Press Club...July 1998:

Bennett speech followed by question and answer session with the press

RealPlayer software required.

Some sources for current Y2K news items:

Sanger's Review of Y2K News Reports

Gary North's newest links

Excite News Search - "year 2000" bug glitch y2k

Index of recent Senate Y2K hearings

A selected list of Y2K web sites:

Cory Hamasaki's current DC Y2K Weather Reports

American Red Cross Y2K page

Recent Year 2000 Problem Sightings

Y2K for Women

Y2K page of House Majority Leader Dick Armey

National Guard Y2K page

Personal preparedness resources:

American Red Cross - Disaster supplies kit

FEMA - Emergency Food and Water Supplies

Roleigh Martin's Y2K info and prep tips mailer for neighbors

Individual Preparation for Y2K

With commonsense planning, you can survive hard times

How-To Survival Library

Community Preparation - The Cassandra Project

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 27, 1999.

....and the thought police strikes back!

-- not NORM and not MUTHA (NNANM) (-----@dontlooknow.com), March 27, 1999.

Thanks for the update Kevin. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 27, 1999.

I got as far as this (which wasn't very far into the thing):

"Even if we don't die, someone's gonna make a lot of money. Let's ignore all the Y2K consultants who will (for a reasonable fee) come into your business and pronounce it Healed; just look at all the links to stuff for sale to the Great Unwashed Masses at Ed Yourdon's site. The truly prepared will have a water filter, a tent, a heater, a medical kit, a generator, a gun, ammo, Ed Yourdon's books, a copy of Gary North's Remnant Review, an old diesel Mercedes(tm), and canned food or -- the ultimate in tres' chic preparatorum -- freeze-dried food."

Only rarely does a commercial link appear on this forum, and it's (usually) immediately hooted off in derision. If the guy gets this so wrong (as well as the mind-bogglingly creative placement of that accent in "tres"), you have to wonder how much else he got wrong.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), March 27, 1999.

-- (ht@m.l), March 27, 1999.

-- Middle Ground (middleground@critt.com), March 27, 1999.


Youre a treasure.

Lets add this thread ...

What are the most compelling reports?

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 000YKR


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), March 27, 1999.

Stephen: A great compedium of debunking. Facts, facts and more facts. The GIs are going to hate it...

-- Y2K Pro (2@641.com), March 27, 1999.

Facts y2kpro? You are a fucking moron. This is the biggest pile of horse shit that I think i've ever seen. Why don't you go back to that Gary north idiot forum where you belong and stop wasting our time. You don't get it and never will so what the hell are you doing here????

-- A long time (programmer@got.it), March 27, 1999.

...uh, oh. The Cult members are acting up. A typical GI response when confronted with facts - and the language!

-- Y2K Pro (2@641.com), March 27, 1999.

What facts? With Y2k there are no facts; there are only predictions based on data. Flint said it better than I could:

"We need to remain aware that what we consider 'facts' are really estimates in a large sense. Partly this is due to the future always being uncertain, and partly due to the whole system-of-systems being too complex to model."

-- Debbie (dbspence@usa.net), March 27, 1999.

language, sonny, language.....and since youre a long time programmer, you have all the asnwers, right?

-- NNANM (----@toastybagels.com), March 27, 1999.

Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty and the pig will love it.

-- (old@macdonald.farm), March 28, 1999.

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