0714, i got an hour. Hunting kosky quote ref "Aint gonna be able to help all the locallities"

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I'm hunting Kosky's quote on not being able to run all over fixing the locallities, for a submission to .gov......



-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), May 20, 1999



Is this whatyou are looking for?

-- y2k dave (xsdaa111@hotmail.com), May 20, 1999.


There's probably other references, but Koskinen definitely said that when he spoke at the Washington National Cathedral, March 11th.

Transcipts are(were?) available from www.cathedral.org

Anybody out there get one?


-- Critt Jarvis (middleground@critt.com), May 20, 1999.


There was a real player file that included Koskinen's remarks as such on the web site for the Wash., D.C., Episcopal National Cathedral.

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (info@giglobal.com), May 20, 1999.


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), May 20, 1999.

The whole text of his speech is still there. This is just part of it:

Obviously, at that juncture, the normal assumptions at a local level that we'll call the county and the county will call the state and the state will call the federal government will not hold. There's no way that the federal government, FEMA or anyone else, is going to be able to respond to 1,000 or 1,500, or even 500 communities asking for assistance. It's critical and important, and it's the message FEMA is carrying to all the state emergency managers and local emergency managers, that communities determine what their state of readiness is and determine what the appropriate response is in a context in which communities need to be prepared to rely upon themselves, at least for the first few days of whatever circumstances they confront. I would stress that it doesn't mean that everybody will confront those circumstances, but what you're talking about in preparedness, as somebody once noted, is like insurance--you're happy if you never have to collect on the policy, but on the other hand, you feel much more comfortable if you have that policy.

The last time I talked to my local gavernment official, they were all stating the 3 day bump in the road because that what Koskenin was telling them. I think I'll call them today to see what they say.

-- y2k dave (xsdaa111@hotamil.com), May 20, 1999.


Was hunting this one down too but couldn't find the whole thing on NAIS (sp?). The URL on Gary's site no longer work and he didn't have a new one for it. I believe Kosky was still in America but did a satellite transmitted speech to APEC in April (22nd?) and was definitely more frank with them then us.

I know I also read an article from Computerworld about it "Feds mixed Y2k messages could spawn panic" at computerworld.com. Found it on the Y2k Press clippings site. Good luck!

-- Kristi (securx@succeed.Net), May 20, 1999.

Hey Chuck,

Try this: http://www.computerworld.com/home/print.nsf/all/990517A5DE

This was as close as I could come and thouht it was a pretty decent article as well.

-- Kristi (securx@Succeed.Net), May 20, 1999.

Hmmmm... Just went to the transcript at the Cathedral site. Have to click on "Y2K Briefing" and than scroll down to click for the transcript of Mr. Koskinen's speech.

Anyone else notice the rather ironic error right there at the top of the page?

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), May 20, 1999.

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