When Imports stop,,, and they will,,,,greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The next time you are in your favorite place to buy preps, or anything else, take note on where these products, or the parts for them, come from. Then think about the y2k status of that country. I don't think you will see alot of MADE IN AMERICA, MADE IN CANADA, OR MADE IN ENGLAND out there! When you get home, begin to repeat, " The economic and social impact of y2k will be just like a storm." Maybe in 8 months you will beleive it! By the way, if some idiot thinks all the companies can stockpile enough supplies for 3-4 months, at the same time, I would like to know HOW.
-- FLAME AWAY (BLehman202@aol.com), May 12, 1999
Poor Scotty - this thread should be titled, When Imports stop,,, and they will,,,,I Hope...
-- Y2K Pro (email@example.com), May 12, 1999.
You are right, of course. And now that all the necessary preps are taken care of, I shop with that in mind. Hubby and I each have 10 pair of new Walmart $9.97 tennis shoes. I have bought yardage on sale, shoe laces, tee shirts, shorts, socks, underware, and 4 new pair of boots for hubby for work. I have not bought him new Levis, but instead got off my butt and patched 27 pair. I look at all products now with a ,"hmmmmmm, is that going to be available in 2001?"
Got bike tire patches??
-- Taz (Tassie @aol.com), May 12, 1999.
You still haven't told us if you're a snake that can fly or a bird that slithers on its belly. . .
-- Hardliner (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.
...I'n neither HardHead, I'm just a guy on a mission from God :)
-- Y2K Pro (email@example.com), May 12, 1999.
You mean a mission from SATAN, don't you y2kprole?? You wouldn't know a Holy Cause if one came up and bit you in the ass. Don't kid yourself, you're nothing but a stupid, foolish, arrogant, cowardly, snake, and you should be ashamed of yourself. I hope you're right, but in the LIKEY EVENT you're WRONG, I want to be prepared. Why don't you shut up and go somewhere else, such as the GNIABFI foreum, and leave us alone?? FOOL!
-- Crono (Crono@timesend.com), May 12, 1999.
You say you are on a mission from God? Pray tell us WHICH God? There is more than one O'master of optimism. Would it be Baal? Or do you reside the the church of the almighty dollar, and trust company? If Y2K blows over without a hitch, I am sure you will be laughing at everyone. BUT, what if it is a major disaster? Will your conscience be clear? Blood will be on your hands if one person dies because they listened to your drivel of blind optimism, and did nothing, or did not prepare well enough.
I personally couldn't live with that...
I pray you are right though.
waitin' for leftovers....
-- Dog (desert dog @-sand.com), May 12, 1999.
Y2K Pro and the Blues Brothers strike again.
-- David (C.D@I.N), May 12, 1999.
If Y2K is a bump in the road, the Pollys will laugh and make fun of those who worried and actually prepared.
If Y2K turns out to be an event for which personal preparation was necessary, the Pollys will all be dead.
Ridicule now and later if you can, Pollys.
-- Doug (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.
Hey Y2K Pro, I can't figure out where you are coming from. Do you think no one should prepare? Even a bump in the road may require some prep, no? Please explain to a newbie if you have the time. Thanks.
-- Daryll (email@example.com), May 12, 1999.
I thought this thread was supposed to be about imports?
Oh well, back to the archives I go. Just think what this place is going to be like in the fall!
-- doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.
A thorough Department Of Commerce report about it is at this link:
"The Year 2000 Problem And The Global Trading System"
-- Kevin (email@example.com), May 12, 1999.
Let's talk about imports o.k.?? And ignore the "Pro". He can either join in the conversation like an adult or sit in the corner. Anyway Scotty- I was thinking about exactly the same thing. I went shopping the other day at Ames and picked up some stuff. Bought shorts and jeans, a stock pot, a new market umbrella for the stand, a tea kettle- stuff that was on sale and i had been wanting or needing. Then, I looked at all the tags- made in Korea and Kenya and china and on and on. The closest thing to being made in the USA was jeans stitched in the US from imported material and a shovel made from US tempered steel and US ash.
Anyway, I noted all of this at home to my partner and inquired of him how even if the US grid stayed up reasonably well, given what we know are serious Y2K issues overseas in many countries, just what would Ames be selling this time next year? If I went to the store and the lights were on, just what would there be there to buy? And if there were minimal goods for sale, no need for many clerks, truckers, advertising,etc...= massive unemployment etc
So- anyway- I still don't get the ole "bump in the road" theory. My personal belief, for what it's worth is that the power grid staying up in most areas is crucial to avoid immediate panic, looting, and water/sanitation issues. But even if it does, the long-term impact due to our heralded "global economy" doesn't look good..
-- anita (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.
Yes, many of the gadgets and gizmos we use now are imported. However, the impotance of these next to food, water, shelter, and light will pale in comparison. What's so wrong with this situation? It may force manufacturing industries to bring it home to the Ole' USA. Where it belongs!
-- Gia (Laureltree7@hotmail.com), May 12, 1999.
ypro? You give new meaning to Bung Hole.
-- FLAME AWAY (BLehman202@aol.com), May 12, 1999.