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I went to the bank today and after doing business, I asked the loan officer how the bank was coming along as far as being complaiant. He said he was told the bank would be ok. I asked if he meant they were compliant and he said yes. I asked if he would put it into writng, the answer was "no" but he was sure they were just as compliant as any bank.
I then asked if he was personally preparing. He looked kind of confused and then asked me "what for?". It sent chills up my spine. He really did not know. We live in a rural community with 1 weekly paper which has not had any Y2k articles or information other then "the banks are ready" ads.
I started to leave, had stood up and he motioned me to sit back down. He asked me what I thought. I gave him my opinion but told him the best thing would be for him to do his own reseach and come to his own conclusions. I said I would email him some information.
I will be sending him the Red Cross site along with FEMA and the National Guard. Now for my question, what are the very best articles that I could include? Keep in mind, they must be easily linked with no downloads. Nothing complex.
I know that this question has been asked before, but our information changes daily. Some information becomes obsolete while others are more important. I appreciate the help.
-- Linda A. (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 1999
Navy War College 2000 Project http://www.nwc.navy.mil/dsd/y2ksited/y2kproj.htm
Girl Scouts of America y2k "Be Prepared" http://www.girlscouts.org/girls/Why/Y2K/Y2K.htm
Senate Oversight of y2k Committee http://www.senate.gov/~y2k/statements/index.html
-- Mommacares (harringtondesignX@earthlink.net), July 01, 1999.
lin, send him pennies and tp too. it already appears that there is a shortage of both and i'm sure he'd be very grateful
-- corrine l (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
it shows, cumulative effect, too many affected, more than inconvenienced UK passports: New system, Y2K compliant, is failing
-- real news (example@what's.tocome), July 01, 1999.
I'VE GOT ALL THE TOILET PAPER..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$100/roll.... (see, I didn't need to buy gold AFTER ALL!)
-- Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 1999.
I'm glad you posted this. It reminded me of a great site that I had forgotten to talk about.
Consumer Reports did a good piece on Y2K preparation in their April 1999 issue, and it is now available online. It basically follows the Red Cross guidelines, but it adds lots of other useful ideas. Consumer Reports is such a low-hype organization, and it could have alot of credibility with folks who wonder about Y2K.
You may want to give him this link at the GSA's community Y2K site. may as well get some .gov oomph behind it. The page has "a few good links", Consumer Reports among them.
-- Lewis (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
Give him this link to Westergaard's site. This open letter to Jesse Ventura is one of the best articles I've seen. Crunch this
-- Dog Gone (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 1999.
Here is a good web site that explains the problem quite clearly.
-- Prometheus (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
I still like the 60 minutes transcript.
It's in here somewhere...
-- nothere nothere (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 1999.
The 60 Minutes transcript:
-- Linkmeister (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
Here is a possibility:
A Circle of Dominoes
-- Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 1999.
i almost forgot twinkies. send lots and lots of twinkies. they are supposed to have a shelf life good until Y3K.
-- corrine l (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
Here's another one:
What the Experts Think">
-- Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 1999.
Personally I like y2ktoday.com for new people. It has new info every day, and it usually from the "igitimit press or trade groups, etc. Sources that people are comfortable with and acan accept, not "internet wacko stuff". Could you imagaine someone getting their first look at y2k here on this boa
-- A Good Source (I@Think.com), July 01, 1999.
Send the International Electrical and Electronic Engineers' open letter to Congress.
Sorry, I don't know how to do a link but the address is:
-- Tee (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
Statement by Karla W. Corcoran, Inspector General, United States Postal Service,before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 23, 1999
-- Tom Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 02, 1999.