Who is Paul Milne, anyway?

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This may seem a bit off-topic, but I am wondering about this Paul Milne guy. Can anyone give me some background on him? Does he have a website that outlines his views on Y2K and other issues? What is his educational background? Who does he work for? Is he a programmer, or a does he have a degree in History? (sorry for the GN dig, had to put it in there.)

We all know about Cory, Yourdon, Yardeni, de Jager, North, and the rest of the vocal Y2K personalities, and many of them have a website devoted to thier views, but I have not been able to find anything on Milne.

Thanks for the help.

-- newlurker (bcobur@yahoo.com), June 14, 1999


Milne is simply another smegma covered Y2Krackpot with an agenda of death. What he lacks in reason he makes up for in volume.

-- Y2K Pro (2@641.com), June 15, 1999.

Milne doesn't have his own web site. Go to www.dejanews.com and do a search for his name; you'll find all his newsgroup postings going back at least a year. He also posts here and/or has his posts reprinted here by others.

Milne is the Patrick Henry of y2k -- speaks the truth & doesn't care whom it offends. He's frequently abrasive but, alas, tends to be correct much of the time.

-- hello (there@new.lurker), June 15, 1999.

Milne is a rather astonishing fellow, who has been expecting the downfall of the system since at least 93. Y2K and Milne were made for each other - he needed something to justify his decisions to hide out away from the cities, and Y2K came along just when he needed it.

I suspect Milne wants to become the next government, otherwise he would have moved rather further away from DC than he has.

He also has a web site devoted to resisting filing the 1040 tax form, he talks about that sort of thing on this thread.


His name hasn't been on that site, BTW, but his email is in the mailto: on it. I can't find that link right now, but it is around here somewhere.

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), June 15, 1999.

Paul Milne is the slap in the sensibilities that many weeples need to get their arse into gear toward prepping.

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 15, 1999.

Hello, hello?

Paul has a website, wherein he gives his opinions on how no one needs to pay taxes.

He started saying that all the banks would fold way back in 1997 (or earlier). I only know what he's said since I've been following him. At that time, it was the Asian crisis that would bring the banks down as early as January of 1998. Right? Show me when he's EVER been right?

newlurker: AFAIK, Paul is an electrician turned part-time farmer. He bought the farm sometime before 1998 because he was worried about/hoping for? the economy collapsing. He posts prolifically on the newsgroups regarding Y2k, and 'a' brings his posts to this newsgroup. He also posts here himself on occasion. In other words, he has NO computer experience and NO inside knowledge of ANYTHING.


-- Anita (spoonera@msn.com), June 15, 1999.

oops, here's another try:

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 15, 1999.

Thanks for the heads up, folks. Looks like it's time to do some researchin'.

-- newlurker (bcobur@yahoo.com), June 15, 1999.

He was a commodities trader. Now he lives on a farm with his family, and is ready for Y2K.

He is famous here for being a hard-core GI - one that "calls a spade a spade", but uses a lot of curse words and can be quite insulting.

-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), June 15, 1999.

Whether you agree with him or not, he posts a lot of worthwhile material (news reports, etc.). I read most of his posts on the csy2k newsgroup. If it weren't for him and a couple of others, I wouldn't even bother to read the newsgroup.

-- Danny (dcox@ix.netcom.com), June 15, 1999.

"worthwhile material" is a highly subjective term.

If you find hearsay, rumour, and "I have a friend who . ." stories "worthwhile", then ignore this post.


"If you live within 5 miles of a 7-11 you're . . . more likely to be able to buy cigarettes in the early hours of the morning than most of the population" - Me

-- Lurk (what@the.cat.dragged.in), June 15, 1999.

If you smoke you really are toast.

-- h (h@h.h), June 15, 1999.

OK, so now I know who Paul Milne is, but who is this INFOMAGIC character?

-- newlurker (bcobur@yahoo.com), June 15, 1999.

We need a FAQ! Who's Who! Search Engine!

-- #3,000,233,000,023,000 (allaha@earthlink.net), June 15, 1999.

He's a Teletubby wannabe. (Honestly, I can't figure out who's wearing the black hats and who's wearing the white hats either.)

-- Dave (aaa@aaa.com), June 15, 1999.

Hello? "he tends to be correct much of the time" ???????

On what planet??


-- Deano (deano@luvthebeach.com), June 15, 1999.

Infomagic is a VERY Y2K-pessimistic computer type. He is best known for stating his reasonings about why we might see results resembling the Middle Ages and then adding "Of course, I might be wrong. Things could be worse."

His writings can be found in Cory Hamasaki's Y2K Weather Reports, which are view-able at www.kiyoinc.com.


-- Wildweasel (vtmldm@epix.net), June 15, 1999.

Here is a story on Paul Milne in U.S.News. Click on the picture and you can see Paul and his family.


-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), June 15, 1999.


Thanks for the link. I've always wondered about the face behind the postings. Is the young man on the right the one who forks over his paycheck to his father?

-- Randolph (dinosaur@williams-net.com), June 15, 1999.

It would be nice if you all went and got a life.

The discreditors never address the facts and issues. They have, however, mastered the art of whining and turning anything anything unpleasant into a happy faced tale.

To Anita:

It would be nice if you got anything AT ALL about me correct. I really had to laugh. At least you are consistent at coming up with bogus information. Twit. Excuse me, Twitess.

-- Paul Milne (fedinfo@halifax.com), June 15, 1999.

Hey, Paul:

I have a beard and look like Wild Zeke the Mountain Man.

I'm glad your family will stick together WTSHTF.

Your black dog doesn't seem to be too worried about Y2K... :)

-- Randolph (dinosaur@williams-net.com), June 15, 1999.

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