An Observation : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

There are an inordinate amount of lamo trolls about these days chief of whom are probably "Gentleman" decker (lower case, natch), RMS, Poole, CET, Y2k prairie Dog (aka Meerkat), Norm (upper case, natch), Hoff Meister, Flint, and a host of others.

Apologies real trolls if I've left you out but fuck you.

Not a big bunch admittedlly, but a coterie.

Not the same persona as the "writing" styles are different.

I expect, per mr decker esq?, that they are rather surprised at the quality of "resistance" on this board.

Seems to me their primary purpose (until the cheques c/o our tax dollars run out) is to cause havoc, discord, disinformation, lousy information, accurate information all at the same time (give or take!), and prevent newcommers from taking solace in the generosity of this board and making preparations.

NOW. You need to remember these folks are your brothers and sisters. They TRULY don't know any better ( well, most of them anyway).

Gloves off time - less than 120 working days to go.

-- Andy (, May 07, 1999


That was a very DEEP observation Andy.

-- Helen Wheels (helen@wheel.s), May 07, 1999.

Thank you Helen but I've just got back from the pub and it seemed DEEP at the time :)

Still true though.

-- Andy (, May 07, 1999.

Andy yes its amazing that sheer stupidity and abuse can always overcome intelligence and rational argument, I assume trollism is endemic on the net

I've just been reading the latest by David Icke, if he would drop the stuff about reptile aliens, a lot of it makes sense, or is there some ulterior motive in pursuing the alien angle

-- dick o' the dale (, May 07, 1999.

rah rah rah - will that do Helen?

-- Andy (, May 07, 1999.

My God Dick,,

Come over to the good side - alas no, he is on the absolute right track, do not discount the seemingly bizarre, Icke is just saying what the likes of Alastair Crowley and the old Mystery Schools have been saying for eons. Absolutely true - do a litlle travelling, ask questions ;)

-- Andy (, May 07, 1999.

Andrew: ever read Waugh's 'Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold?' Semi-autobiographical tract about a writer blasted on sedatives who starts hallucinating aboard a ship (the Calaban) bound for Ceylon: he imagines the Captain is murdering the lascars, that the other passengers are conspiring against him, and that a jazz band is using the 3/8 time to drive him mad. Good stuff. As for myself, I live in a city chock-full of reptile aliens (nasty devils), so what else is gnu? My Y2K fears now center on whether Budweiser delivery is compliant; without their honeyed elixer, I'm afraid the aliens may run amok.

-- Spidey (, May 07, 1999.

Mock ye, mock ye Spidey as my old mate Frankie Howard used to say - read Mr. Icke's book and I promise you I'll read Mr. Waughs' book - deal? Do you believe in the afterlife? Do you believe in heaven, hell? Do you believe in synchronicity? I believe in one or two of the above - you choose :)

-- Andy (, May 07, 1999.

P.S. Spidey,

That explains it all, bad choice in beer, go for any cask conditioned real ale drawn on a gravity pump. Won't go far wrong.

Else drink the real Budvar fron CZ - expensive at $4 a bottle!

-- Andy (, May 07, 1999.

Since this thread is wandering anyway:

In case you didn't catch it, apparently Rosie really did have to much beer. But, sorry, I CANNOT think of her as "my sister":

"I don't care if you want to hunt. I don't care if you think it's your right. I say: 'Sorry, it's 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison.'"

--- comments by Rosie O'Donnell on national TV

-- Jon Johnson (, May 07, 1999.

As Howard Stern said about Rosie talking about the Columbine massacre ... well..., I don't want to frighten the horses...

But he has her pegged.

-- Andy (, May 07, 1999.

The reptile aliens have been seen snorting their pleasure at Rosie's fat face. Like I said, nasty devils.

-- Spidey (, May 07, 1999.

Andy........what you said has all the hallmarks of a 'beer speech'......As I have made a few beer speeches in my life, I recognize one when I see one....

As punishment though, you will be deemed as not being one with the spoon for a period of 24 hours

Furthermore, you are forbidden from speaking about strange thinks like David Icke and reptiles at least until you regain your spoon status.

-- Craig (, May 07, 1999.

Perhaps this explains Andy's fascination...

Over Half Of All Britons Believe In ET

BBC News Sci/Tech 1-13-99

Just over half of Britons believe in extra terrestrial life. According to a survey for the popular science magazine Focus, 50.2% of people said alien life must exist in the universe somewhere.

"Belief in alien life is no longer only the preserve of the lunatic fringe," said the magazine's editor, Paul Simpson. "Many scientists now believe that given the rate at which we are discovering new planets, it is more likely that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe."

"I think the view is that, at some point, we will get a radio signal that will prove there is intelligent life out there," he told BBC Radio GMR in Manchester.

The influence of the X Files TV series is clearly evident in the poll with people deeply suspicious of the authorities. 80 per cent said the government would not tell us if it knew alien life existed.

The results of the survey also vary according to sex, age, region and social class. Women are slightly more sceptical than men. Only 43% of people in the North West believe in aliens while 65% in the South West and 58% in East Anglia do.

Pensioners are the most likely group to insist there is no intelligent life out there.

Roswell crash

A multimillionaire executive has resigned from the Internet firm he founded to promote his belief that many high-tech advancements - including fibre optics and lasers - come from aliens.

Joe Firmage, 28, said he decided to quit his post as the chief strategist at USWeb/CKS Corp. to save the company from "public relations complications" as he pursues his investigations.

"There is a bigger picture out there than just tomorrow's stock price," Mr Firmage said. "I've had explicit confirmation that the UFO phenomenon is in fact occurring, and I'd like to be a part of this fundamental revolution in our society."

Mr Firmage said he is willing to risk his career to publicise his theories, one of which is that many technological advancements can be traced to a purported alien spaceship crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

Joe Firmage founded the Serius Corporation at 17 and co-founded USWeb in 1995.

"Ninety per cent of UFO sightings are garbage. But there is a 10% profile in the witness testimony that cannot be denied and cannot be explained as any natural phenomena," he told the BBC.

He said he did not fear ridicule: "How many people, 50 years ago, would have believed a cell phone that could fit in your front-shirt pocket."

-- watcher (of@the.skies), May 07, 1999.

Guilty as charged Craig :)

-- Andy (, May 07, 1999.

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