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What event in your life has brought you to the point of knowing how to survive even in the face of Y2K when other people think you are crazy? What makes you different? Did you read a book or hear a radio program or speak to a wise person? Y2K or not you are the same person. Could it be that the internet has helped guide you to this point in life? Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
-- Bubba (Badhabbit@water.com), June 19, 1999
What are you, some kind of nut?
-- King of Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 19, 1999.
5years from now I'll be pimping y2kpro's tired,stretched ass for food
-- zoobie (email@example.com), June 19, 1999.
He's hoping you are.
-- LP (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 19, 1999.
Well, I thought this was a serious question and was going to think through a serious answer till I got to the bottom. Come on people. This is about as interesting as conversing with a loaf of bread.
-- Debbie (email@example.com), June 19, 1999.
wow bubba, & they want to ban-me because i mention>dogs'permaculture-& being-self-reliant.i still say>load up on sardines-& brown-rice. i,m into-nature, mini-eco-systems.a variety of food-sources.the silt from my ponds makes my veggies very happy.the compost from veg. scraps feeds my worms -who-feed my fish, etc,etc.
-- al-d. (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 19, 1999.
Only one problem with deleting obscene posts ... continuity. No, I am not a total nidge who whines about nothing!
-- Debbie (email@example.com), June 19, 1999.
That's gross. You wouldn't be able to subsist in the event of his evacuation.
-- Randolph (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 19, 1999.
I think its a serious question.
Philosophy major at an unaccredited (Free) college.
Five years from now... I'll have to think about that one for awhile.
-- Jim the Window Washer (Rational@man.com), June 19, 1999.
Mean, evil and ignorant people have prepared me for TEOTWAWKI. I hereby would like to thank them for it. Because of their actions, I am one of very few people in the Western civilization who knows what to expect and how to survive the worst case scenario. I've done it before and will be able to do it again.
My first TEOTWAWKI was a long and lonely battle. This time it will be more enjoyable for me because I will have a lots of company.
My TEOTWAWKI traing included:
War, starvation, beatings, abandonment, diseases, homelessness, slavery.
-- Not Again! (Seenit@ww2.com), June 19, 1999.
"What event in your life has brought you to the point of knowing how to survive even in the face of Y2K when other people think you are crazy?"
Answer: Nothing in specific, I've always been an oddball.
"What makes you different? "
Answer: Acid Bubba. I've taken a lot of psychotropic drugs throughout my life. So I guess it was the acid. Yeah, thats what it was.
"Did you read a book or hear a radio program or speak to a wise person? "
Answer: I've read a lot of books Bubba. The Anarchists cookbook, the Terrorists Handbook... etc. I only listen to thrash heavy metal but all along Metallica has been a big infuence in my everyday thinking, so yeah, the radio was a part of it... I also consider Alice Cooper and Ozzy Ozbourne very wise.
"Y2K or not you are the same person. Could it be that the internet has helped guide you to this point in life?"
Answer: The internet definatley helped me learn a few things about Y2K. Your point was what?
"Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?"
Answer: In five years I hope to be in the same place I am now. Sipping Coolattas on a white sands beach in Jamaica smoking some heavy green buds and listening to Bob Marley jamming on my radio. Other than that I can't be sure, I might be dead in five years so I usually don't plan that far ahead. By the way, why are you asking? You want to be buddies or something? Are you related to the Bubba in the White House by any chance? Rodger... is that you!
-- (interview @ with a . burnout), June 19, 1999.
Doom Zombies are the kind of people who drive by an accident site s-l-o-w-l-y hoping to see some gore. They listen to Art Bell, worry about contrails, hate Bill Clinton, the educated, visible minorities, feriners and COMMUNISTS!
Most Doom Zombies are completely unaware that their cult of Y2K is anything similar to that whic was practised by those folks from Heavens Gate - denial? Probably...
-- Y2K Pro (email@example.com), June 19, 1999.
In my opinion, survival or facing the inevitable will take emotional hardiness as well as physical hardiness. There are fewer people with emotional hardiness...those who have led before through emotional adversity, personal or organizational, will lead again by example. I have led and suffered while leading. And led in happiness, creating happiness, despite my own profound fragility (MS), with a great capacity for gallows humor. We'll need plenty of that with Y2K.
I was led to this forum because of my insatiable need to know the truth and to live this moment in time fully. I've come to deeply appreciate the horizon of feelings, perspectives and humor expressed here.
In five years, I hope to be happily sculpting in my art studio, and watching my husband planting flowers the back yard. That's if I make it which is a very big if. If not, I'll have laughed and left behind a couple of professional fields changed because I led, and a number of original sculptures reflecting my happiness and bliss.
-- Leslie (***@***.net), June 19, 1999.
From the time I was a small child I didn't do things because they were expected, nor did I not do them because they were expected. I thought for myself. As a college educated adult, I continue down this road, adding research, reflection and gut instinct to my resume'. There wasn't one magic moment when this all fell together for me. At times, I join the "don't worry, be happy crowd. Then, I get more information to assimilate, and more research is done late into the night, and voila..... More rice and beans please, Mr. Sams..... I can't ignore what I see, and don't see happening. The lives of our children, and three grandchildren, depend on our judgement. What makes some people accept everything they hear on the six o'clock news as gospel, while others don't? I can't answer that. Perhaps understanding of big business, government, and a global economy play into it. Maybe some distrust of a government that does not feel that the general public can think for itself. They don't trust us with important information. Yes, the internet has had some influence, but I check things out for myself, to be sure "scary stuff" isn't coming from the folks selling food storage programs. Somethimes, I scare myself with what I find, and feel a certain amount of disbelief. I cannot think five years ahead right how, a month at a time is a real stretch. So much depends on the next six months. I really enjoy my career, and the creativity it allows, I hope beyond hope, that it will be intact. I pray for the lives of family, (and friends who silently snicker)... thanks for the post.... Abigayle
-- Abigayle (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 19, 1999.
don't think y2k pro would be any good, his ass is already stretched to breaking point cos' a la Ace Ventura that's where he does all his talking from...
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), June 20, 1999.
"What event in your life"
Fortran-101, 32 years ago.
But it's the 31 years of being paid to program, looking at the guts of I don't know how many computers that makes me the way that I am today.
"Could it be that the internet has helped guide you to this point in life?"
Yes. I am very thankful for the information that is available on the web. This forum is the best place to find the "news" on Y2K, and believe me, I have surfed.
"Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?"
-- Sysman (email@example.com), June 20, 1999.
Well, I was weird in high school in that I didn't do drugs. I lost a lot of friends that way but I also set an example for weaker people. I went to GWU, same college as Cory H, where you are taught to research and aggressively reach out for knowledge, not get it on a silver platter. I noticed other schools I've gone to since then (UCLA, USF) the first thing the prof says is "Most people get an A or a B in my class, all you have to do is show up". Not at GWU, buddy. But I guess the thing that makes me most this way is 17 years of programming, mostly on military projects. I can still hear the programmers laughing and saying "I guess we'll still have a job in the year 2000". I wish all of you could have heard and seen what I have.
-- Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 20, 1999.
One grandfather who lived in the desert. The other a commercial fisherman. A dad who worked on the fire department. Me: 3 marriages, SCUBA Diver, 2 summers as a National Park Ranger, 10 winters on ski patrol, 3 years driving ambulance...and 33 years in data processing (A LOT of edp auditing, including contingency planning.). You prepare for emergencies...for they will come. And you cut your losses when you need to do so.
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), June 20, 1999.