What's the BEST best question I could ask them....greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
A local TV show "Town Hall" will air a Y2K forum this Sunday in Portland, OR :
The lead in is; 'Is the publics' response to Y2K the real/bigger problem?'
The show includes a call-in forum. What is the BEST best question I could ask them? I'm a recent GI.
Thanks in advance for your input.
-- spun@lright (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999
Ask if anyone has a list of food banks, so that people who may have large quantities of stored up canned goods can donate their stockpile to people who are in need.
-- Proud 2baPolly (Proud2b@Polly.net), April 06, 1999.
Ask them: The public response will have the greater effect if we are wrong, but if we are right about the dangers of Y2K, Who will be able to help? The question is leading you to answer in a way that suggests that the ones who prepare are the ones to blame. Let's assume the problem is a hurricane. Those who prepare will deplete the stores of emergency goods. The people are not the problem. It was the hurricane. It seems that they want you to feel guilty about preparing. Ask them about the ones who caused the Y2K problem.
-- Herb Johnson (HERB87@JUNO.COM), April 06, 1999.
EVERYONE seems to agree that the rest of the world isn't going to be compliant. This includes oil producers and all the stuff you buy at WalMart. Ask them, if imports are not forth coming due to chaos in other countries, what is that going to do to our economy, or defense dept., food and minerals and other basic supplies that we need for industrial production, etc. Its spelled supply lines. Orrrr ask them what will happen in Portland if the water and sewage are down? And the power is off and the ICEstorm of the century is settling in and 3 terrorists are grenading substations all over the city?? After they took out the major bridges going over the Willamette River!!! Can they spell Kosova refugees?
-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), April 06, 1999.
Ask: "Why,... if Y2K is a bump in the road, and nothing to worry our little heads over,... why is the corporate and governmental oligarchy spending countless millions of dollars to fix it? Why fix nothing, a non-event?"
-- Donna Barthuley (email@example.com), April 06, 1999.
Ask them "Can the Federal Government be Truthful with the American People if they KNOW there is a SERIOUS y2k problem"
-- Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999.
Ask what percentage of the Fortune 500 has completed their Y2K remediation...especially since most originally said it would be done by December 31, 1998.
-- Kevin (email@example.com), April 06, 1999.