Another "alarmist" organization urges people to prepare. . .greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Well,...this one was a surprise. . .
http://www.girlscouts.org/girls/Why/Y2K/Y2K.htm#What You Can Do to Be Prepared at
-- FM (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 1999
Aw, come on, FM--if the boys can Be Prepared, so can the girls! Seriously, this IS good news. I wonder how many women on this forum were in the Girl Scouts (or Girl Guides elsewhere)? I still remember some of the knots. . .!
-- Prepared Old Git (email@example.com), April 23, 1999.
Hey, If Jesse's gonna use them, they gotta get it together themselves first.
-- chuck, a Night Driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 1999.
Sounds kind of "polly" to me. It says, "Make sure your family can make it a few days without electricity and water."
Just what we need, more speed-bumpers.
-- Stop posting this polly dross (email@example.com), April 23, 1999.
You know the people on this forum are so immersed in Y2K we forget that the Y2K spectrum is not seperated (using vastly overly simplified catagories) into the doomers and the pollies.
It is seperated into the doomers, the pollies, and the "huh?". I have no figures on this, but IF I were a gambler, I'ld bet that there are more "huh?"s than doomers and pollies combined.
If a large number of people would move from "huh?" to speed-bumpers, it would be a great improvement, sad to say.
-- Ken Seger (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 1999.
As a former girl scout, for eight years, I find it interesting for them to include this. Reads with some similarities to the Red Cross Y2K page.
Glad they suggested volunteering.
At least its something! And a good page for kids.
"Be Prepared" is an early instilled motto, I still live by.
Wonder if they'll ever offer Y2K badges?
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), April 23, 1999.
I--along with what I expect would be the majority of emergency managers in the U.S.--agree that we should "be prepared" for emergencies at ANY time. Are we? Nope. ('Cause it always seems to happen to the other guy!) I too wish there were more "speed bumpers" out there than "huhs?" I expect there will be. . .come December.
The upside of Y2K? Well . . .I've certainly learned a lot about self-sufficiency, and I imagine others have as well. 'Don't think I'm ready for a "Little House on the Prairie" yet, but learning about these things has been valuable.
-- FM (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 1999.
So...do I stock up on girl scout cookies or not? How will the supply line be affected?
-- b.clark (email@example.com), April 24, 1999.
'Are they made from real Girl Scouts?'
-->quote from an "Adams Family" movie
-- J (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 24, 1999.