Ventura To Launch Y2K Offensive : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Jesse Ventura for President? :)

-- FM (, April 20, 1999


It is *so* refreshing to see this!

Not only taking Y2K seriously, but enlisting the aid of a NON- MILITARY organization to help out. I think people will be much more relaxed if a Boy Scout knocks on their door instead of a National Guardsman.

Jolly was a Boy Sprout once.

-- Jollyprez (, April 20, 1999.

... "Anticipating problems in the private sector as well, Ventura has enlisted the help of Boy and Girl Scouts of Minnesota to Y2K-proof their families and homes." ...

Finally, someone sees the power of contributions possible for home preps, through the school kids and their organized groups. Smart little cookies, IMHO

Diane (ex-teacher & girl scout)

-- Diane J. Squire (, April 20, 1999.

Hotlink ...

-- Diane J. Squire (, April 20, 1999.

Ah, intelligence in the cold north. Scouts, "be prepared." Smart. Smarter than the Pacific NorthWest at this point. Cascadia is actually going backwards. Of course it will take more than Scouts but at least that is a logical inroad to start. Now if it were just 1993 ...

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, April 20, 1999.

This is exactly why i voted for him last fall

He's not your run of the mill politician

My DWGI and DGI neighbors are gonna do a double take on this one and i will run through the streets yelling "IM NOT CRAZY ANYMORE--- YIPPEE!!

-- cantbelieveit (, April 20, 1999.

Finally--someone has a hold on the problem! Be nice if other governors would get in the ring with him.

-- Old Git (, April 20, 1999.

I thought when he changed his nickname to "the mind" that it was all a big joke. I guess I had better reconsider my position... <:)=

-- Sysman (, April 20, 1999.


'Not to spoil your reverie, but won't your neighbors just begin thinking that HE'S crazy? :)

-- FM (, April 20, 1999.

FM, I suspect they already think he's crazy. This may well confirm it.


However, he's still the one in office, for several more years.



-- Diane J. Squire (, April 20, 1999.

ANYONE who figgers that a WWF performer is anywhere NEAR as braindead as they seem, has bought the whole PR package from the WWF. there are wrestlers RIGHT NOW who are, among other things, college psych proffessor, and a LOT of others. Some of them work in industry, and, if you meet them on teh street, they really aren't what they appear to their "fans".

My nephew was out with his mom in Erie and they saw one of teh guys, and he said "Isn't that...?" and he and his mom had a spirited discussion until he MADE her go up to him and ask. Yup, it was, and he sat for a minute, put on the persona (kinda like changing clothes except you don't see the change) and did a little bit in persona.


-- chuck, a Night Driver (, April 20, 1999.

Besides, of the people who WANTED to work for him, he got to pick the best, or brightest, or most down to earth, and has a stable of experts who are charged with giving him the WHOLE story and HE makes the decisions.

(What would you expect from a SEAL, anyway?)


-- chuck, a Night Driver (, April 20, 1999.

Right Chuck!

I'd forgotten about the Navy Seal connection. Bet Jesse has some "interesting" friends and military contacts.

Now dat he's da Gov.


-- Diane J. Squire (, April 20, 1999.

'Don't get me wrong guys. I wouldn't mind having him for my gov.

In my state--the governor was interviewed by a major tv station about y2k earlier this year--and he laughed at the prospect of any problems whatsoever.

Makes me wonder if he's here posting as Paul Davis. :)

Ah well, time will out who's right or wrong. . .

-- FM (, April 20, 1999.

Unbelievable. A former wrestler turned governor decides its time we called out the Girl Scouts to figure out this y2k mess.

What kind of world is it where the reality is stranger than fiction?

-- a (a@a.a), April 20, 1999.

I like his approach. My governor said everything is 99 per cent finished and he has been in office since January. The Capital City where this is to take place is 25% finished. With no electricity, how will state government function? Very poorly. I personally like the idea of enlisting boy scouts instead of military martial law. I am not even surprized that Clinton opposes limits on liability for businesses. This would limit attorney fees payable for prosecuting these cases. Its too bad there is not a way to sue government officials for incompetence for failing to take action until it is too late to fix. Lets see Clinton, ALGORE, and others. The good guys politicians would be Sen Daniel Monayhan and very few others who tried to warn Fellow Deomocrat Clinton in 1996 without success. Hey mayor is the assessment started yet? You don't know what that is? OOPs

-- Tom (notstupid@aaa.gom), April 20, 1999.

they cant do that, they're part of the Santa Barbara Operational Area in the 1952 N.W.O. plan. The buggars must be planning a revolt.

Knew we could'nt trust those ventura scumbags, thats why they seceeded from us back in the 1880's.

I hereby declare Harriet Miller to be Queen of the Tri-Counties Chumash Republic of Santa Barbara. (beware, uncle sam, we got nukes)

-- Fruit Cake. (, April 20, 1999.

Ventura -- hey that's my hometown. Sort of. I thought this was going to be a very different topic.

The BOY SCOUTS! Why didn't I think of that?!

And if Kosovo keeps up, boy scouts will be the only able bodied men left in America, so we'll need 'em.

No but really. Where I live, tons (about 20) kids aged 5 to 14 invade my house almost daily, oddly enough, to play with my two year old, who must be the most popular 2 year old ever. (Well. She also has a big house, a huge toy-thing, and a far more interesting environment than any of these welfare-kids in their apts. across the street do.) But I digress.

These kids are martialled into selling EVERYTHING the moment they hit school. Five years old and every few weeks there's a new "sell this and I get such and such!" campaign from the school. It is such rampant consumerism it really makes me ill, and I'm a hard core capitalist so how about that.

Now I don't see any reason, if this many kids can learn about this many products and force it down this many throats in their neighborhood, why we cannot at the least teach the Scouts about Y2K.

Oh yeah. I just remembered why. Some nut will probably insist that Y2K problems qualify as a religious belief, since some doubt they exists and they haven't happened yet, and these poor kids will learn at the scout meeting and go home to their parents who will scorn them.

Well. It's a nice idea though.

PJ in TX

-- PJ Gaenir (, April 21, 1999.

you know, one of the really interesting things about this board is that occaisionally we get to see a little bit of the reality of Americans who are making a difference in spite of the system - a la Mr. Ventura.

another really interesting thing are the more incomprehensible trolls that appear late at night west coast time...santa barbara what? gucci designed nukes, what will they think of next?


-- Arlin H. Adams (, April 21, 1999.

A tad OT, but the mindset promoted by folks in LA-LA land (Southern California) is exactly why the true northstate (north of Sacratomato) fully intends to form its own State of Jefferson with southern Oregon. We would already have done it but the original process was interrupted by the untimely advent of Pearl Harbor. Ya canna have our water, you tofu eaters! (Just kidding - ha)

-- jeffersonian (, April 21, 1999.

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