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WE HAVE RUN OUT OF TIME TO FIX Y2K!!! Less than 8 months to go and NOT ONE complient bank or utility. Accept reality here people. We are going down very hard as a country and civilization. The media spin is in full force, trying not to let people know what is racing at them like a fright train straight out of hell. We have government spokespeople flagrently lying about'mission critical' systems being repaired, and about how all will be fixed by such and such date, and oh if y2k is a problem it will just be two or three days of disrtuptions. Read between the lines and think for yourselves here people-this is nothing more than lies and deciet by the spin doctors. What do you think will happen when seed companies are unable to deliver seed to farms and food can't be transported due to lack of oil? What about when the food chain breaks down? Can you say FAMINE? MASSIVE FAMINE? Think it can't happen? Ever seen pictures of those starving people in Africa or Bosnia? IT WILL HAPPEN HERE! THE ATTEMPT AT FIXING BORKEN CODE HAS FAILED! IT HAS NO HOPE OF BEING FIXED IN TIME!! READ BETWEEN THE LINES AND USE YOUR HEADS HERE PEOPLE-THERE IS NO WAY THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE LESS THAN A 9 OR 10 NOW. WE HAVE NO HOPE-IT IS EVERYONE FOR THEMSELVES FROM HERE ON OUT!!! the recent senate report basically said that we're going down-WE ARE DOOMED! Clinton's silence is deafing on this issue, everyday looks worse. READ BETWEEN THE LINES AND USE YOUR HEADS HERE PEOPLE!!! The rest of the world is still in the awareness phase(no more imported oil for a long, long time). We are headed for a new dark age which will make Road Warrior and the Middle-age plauge of the Black Death look like a preschool picnic by comparison. Our cities will resemble the burned-out urban war zones of Sarajavo and Beiruit. Western Civilization is in the twilight of a thousand year reign. I predict BILLIONS DEAD that's right BILLIONS DEAD due to supply chain and domino type failures. The only people who survive are those who prepared and have enough firepower to keep it. Oh, it can't happen right? Remember the black death which killed 1/3rd of humanity? What about the millions in WWII? Every generation gets their chance to be in history-this is ours. A NEW ERA OF CHAOS AND DEATH WILL SWEEP THE PLANET! LOCK AND LOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Massive death in Y2K! (urban survivor@twilight2000.com), April 18, 1999


Take two prozac and call me in the morning.

-- Nathan (nospam@all.com), April 18, 1999.

If you have determined that y2k will be this terrible, then how safe can we possibly be even if we move to a rural area? If a Mad Max scenario occurs, we won't be safe in rural areas even if we shotguns!!! So what's the soluttion - any ideas????????

-- Scarlett (creolady@aol.com), April 18, 1999.

You need to tell your Doctor the medication is not working.

-- Watcher (anon@anon.com), April 18, 1999.

Andy, is that you? Are you OK ?

-- Yan (no@no.no), April 18, 1999.

It's been clear for some time that Andy has had problems dealing with me.


-- Truth (truth@real.com), April 18, 1999.

No, go light on him.

I, too, have been concerned with the "Borken Code" problem.

"Waldo" Borken was a secret plant by the former Soviet Union in the highest levels of American IT circles. It is Borken who hogtied the corporate bean counters and purse snatchers and convinced them not to repair the 2-digit date fields in older VAX code. From there, the problem multiplied (just like Chinese food joints in strip malls) into the present gargantuan civilization-killer.

But it gets worse. Borken was playing us all for fools -- the commies included.

He was actually an alien. He tested a mind-control ray, reflected off the plasma field of a comet, on the members of the Heaven's Gate cult. There are rumors -- unsubstantiated -- that he used it later in Washington, but as the collective IQ there has been below measurable parameters for some time, it was very difficult to determine the effect.

I have been talking to the top people at Fortune 999 companies (#1000 says the jury's still out; they expect the clever application of hammers and electricity to solve the problem), and they're all in a state of panic over Borken's influence. The FBI, NASA, CIA, HEW, and DAR all know of this, too, and are participating in the most massive coverup in history.

Borken was last seen eating a Big Mac in Monterey, just before boarding what eyewitnesses described as a "large mauve clamshell with drillbits and cattle prods" which disappeared instantly. The shaken observers said they his maniacal cackle echoes for several seconds afterwards. Truly spooky.

-- Stephen M. Poole, CET (smpoole7@bellsouth.net), April 18, 1999.

Folks, this is just an old thread re-posted. Same weekend troll bait. Ole troll looking for a reaction, and has not even "updated" that same old post to include the current war. Same old same old regurgitation.

-- h (h@h.h), April 18, 1999.

Yan, Trut, not me folks, not this time :)

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), April 18, 1999.

Gee, thanks for the reply, Andy Its a great relief to hear you're OK. But I'm quite sure most everyone here understood my concern ... After all, it did sound so much like you !

-- Yan (no@no.no), April 18, 1999.

Stephen Poole,

Thanks for today's humor break on the forum....LOL!

-- Wanda (lonevoice@mailexcite.com), April 18, 1999.

Hi Urban W.,

Hmm, sounds like my thought train a few years ago when I suddenly realized all the interconnections in our society. That's when I started looking for some place to move out of the city. But I wanted someplace survivable. Not in the mountains, especially the Southwest (if the Hopis couldn't make it, how would we expect to?). Not by the ocean (population density too high). Not in the desert or high plains (not enough water).

So ... I'm

-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (dtmiller@nevia.net), April 18, 1999.

But what if our supply of capital letters runs out ?????

-- Robert A Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (Cook.R@csaatl.com), April 18, 1999.

the saddest part, of course is that this particular troll still hasn't figured out that he over-runs the title buffer every time he tries to post...kinda says something about the intelligence of trolls generally, for that matter...


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), April 18, 1999.

How did we get this running social commentary under the resplond button???

-- K Stevens (Kstevens@turn _the_damned_pix_off.com), April 18, 1999.

People. Do not discount this thread out of hand by a nut.

I am pretty good at keeping track of the threads are posted. This was not posted by a regular, It seems to be trying to get an idea across or a threat or a knowledgeable fact from the inside of, out of some knowledge known. A nut thread cxan sometimes be your salvation.


-- Lon (Lon1937@aol.com), April 18, 1999.

Mr./Ms. Urban Survivor~

If it is going to be as bad as you just described, what makes you think you could possibly survive that? Trust me, it aint gana be THAT bad. I believe society will endure some changes and experience a SHOCKING reality check, but WE WILL SURVIVE! I'll admit, it is possible some people may end up dying, (without electricity, life will be ALOT harder) but if your will to survive is strong enough and you still have faith in the Almighty, and you have friends, family and neighbors by your side - you'll be alright. But one last thought for everyone concerning death. If this really is meant to be the downfall of mankind, why worry about it? Don't be afraid of death. I'm not because I believe God is a loving being and I have nothing to fear.

-- Julie Stansbery (Flyer@primenet.com), April 19, 1999.

What the hell are u talking about, I am typing this on Feb 14 2000 where is this 'death' u speak of, I am seriously worried about the sanity of some people on the web....... LOL .......

-- Rory Alexander Stobo (rory@stobo.freeserve.co.uk), February 13, 2000.


I remember this person. As I recall, he was British. We tend to cut the Brits a little extra slack in the eccentric department.

Best wishes,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), February 13, 2000.

The IP appears to indicate a University of Oregon student. Can't blame this one on the Brits, Z, looks like a student prank.

-- Dusty (Sysop@the.archives), February 13, 2000.


You could be right [obviously, you are]. It was a long time ago. Scattered amongst the rational posters, we have seen some weird people. They seem to meld together in my memory.

Best wishes,,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), February 14, 2000.

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