Question for Diane Squiregreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I'm a huge fan of yours. In reading over so many posts here, you always have the relevant links. I'd dub you the Research Queen of this forum.
Maybe it's none of my business, but I'd really like to hear what your opinion of all this research comes to. Occasionally you will link certain facts together, and make suggestions, but you rarely post your opinion outright, nor hazard the facts into an essay.
I'd love to hear your opinion about Y2k---specifically, do you think the Iron Triangle will make it? Your thoughts about martial law? And, finally, do you actually read all the links you kindly post here?
Again, my hat is off to you.
-- One (email@example.com), April 14, 1999
Thank you, I think, but why do you sound so "trollish?"
The forum works because it's a "group" research project and all the diverse opinions, ideas and additions help to show us all the microcosm of the macrocosm. And help somewhat define a moving "process."
My Y2K "opinion" is sprinkled liberally all over the threads, FYI. Just like everyone elses.
I always read the links I post here. Like everyone else, I no longer have the time to read all the threads posting each day.
Yes, I believe we'll have martial law in some large cities, and not in others. The one's that will "work" are the one's that come together now in community and find common solutions to potential problems, and develop ways to collectively contribute to the local contingency plans.
It appears the "Iron Triangle" has more holes than we think it does, so scattered problems can be anticipated in all kinds of unusual places. (Denial causes preparations problems too). I'm more concerned about the spiritual side of Y2K and it's impact on cohesive communities, neighbors, families and individuals.
The global situation appears to be far Y2K worse, and spells supply chain problems for us all. Looks like a possible global depression (others prefer the term depression), next year ... about February- March time-frame, I'd guess, for all the problems to surface and for the system to feel the after-effects.
Will we muddle through? Depends.
Yes, I think, but not without unexpected problems everywhere. Can we overcome them? Better in the areas where the community solves the problems, rather than "outside" groups imposing "solutions" on a large group.
Call it lessons in character development.
Still a "5" -- around mid-point on most the Y2K scales.
Is this enough to add to "your" research project?
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 1999.
Not sure what "trollish" means, but I don't think I'm that! I visit this forum nearly every day. This was worth asking just to learn that you are a 5. That's a surprise, even a welcome surprise, given all your research. . Yes, everyone contributes here, but I think you're the one that does the most hard research, going to original source documents from the government, for example. I personally find it extraordinarilly difficult to read that stuff. I look here to receive "capsule" information and form my own opinion from it. My own opinion? There's so much conflicting information I do not have a strong opinion one way or the other!
Keep up the good work, and thanks again.
-- One (One@one.com), April 15, 1999.