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Something's cooking, like a shift in the foundation of reality, whatever that is, and I think that more people are becomming uneasy, anyone else see/feel this, or is my paranoia working overtime?????
-- Zeda (email@example.com), August 17, 1999
Yeah I feel it also lots of strange signs this morning and its not even noon yet for instance!
Earthquake in Turkey, yellowish green color in a clear sky, a doe was eating apples out of my tree in the backyard (I live in the city) My bird dogs killed a rabbit overnight, theres a scent of magnolias in the air but the tree has no blooms currently, first day of school, its the 17th my first born was due 10 years ago today induced 2 weeks later, we have had 3 power surges this morning,very active dreams last night, I've had that rabbit just jumped over your grave feeling 3 times, My heart has just been pounding all morning, and everybody in the neighborhood has been rustling around like its about to storm but its a clear day.
-- I feel it too! (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999.
If you are posting from Turkey, yes, there was a shift in the foundation this morning, 7+ on the Richter scale.
Otherwise, I would say: get a grip. Anyone who lets vague worries get the better of them now is not likely to make it through the next few months.
-- Jerry B (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
yeah me too. bad feeling in the air. woke up with about a million peas dried in my dehydrator. $10 worth of peas should make enough to fill a small baggie. then my teens emptied my purse of money and all the cereal boxes were empty too. bad times indeed. its in the air.
-- tt (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999.
fyi, just heard a report that that quake in Turkey was a 7.8...
In other news, a hurricane near the Hawaiian Islands with winds in excess of 85mph is currently on a path that will take it directly over an outer island where a US military chemical weapons disposal facility is located. The island is being evacuated, flooding is feared.
If you don't feel the shift, you aren't paying attention.
-- interested in the Quickening (not email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
I saw the langoliers to!!
The only shift that is occuring is in the stock market
Mr. Andy maybe on to something with his Friday predictions!!
-- David Butts (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999.
Yep. I'm hurrying the pace. I want the "luxury" of kicking back a little this fall. My dear new bride is getting kinda sad about how little *fun* we've had this year....
-- Jon Williamson (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
I felt it yesterday, as WC & others can attest to by my rather out-of- character posts last evening. I blame it on the Indian buffet lunch, but more than likely that's not the culprit.
WC, sorry for my offensive rantings yesterday. The perplexing thing about it is I really was enjoying myself. Truly bizarre. I can't say that I'm back to near-normal today, though I will keep a lid on my more bilious thoughts.
-- Bingo1 (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999.
ALL NATURE IS GROANING,WAITING FOR HIS REDEMPTION.
-- NON-FLAMABLE. (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
Zeda, Not today, really. Not that I don't think nasty things are on their way, I just think we get too worked up minute to minute. (Unless, indeed, you live in Turkey today.)
-- Mara Wayne (MaraWayne@aol.com), August 17, 1999.
I was in the local Super Stop & Shop "megastore" last night around 9pm, picking up milk (I live in Connecticut). It is a fairly new store, and includes a small branch office for People's Bank in the front by the checkout registers.
As I was heading out, the store muszak was interrupted by a soothing commercial message from the bank. They wanted to let all the shoppers know how proud they were to have fully completed checking their computer systems in preparation for the year 2000 and that they were now "100% Y2K-compliant."
Not just ready --- although that word was used elsewhere in the message, as I recall --- but COMPLIANT.
It was surreal. I found myself wondering how many people in the store understood the message... or cared... or -- like me -- found it unsettling. Sort of like a used car dealer telling you that he personally inspected the air bags to make sure there were no holes in them. I know the Pollys will probably bash me on this one, but I don't care. Yes, yes... it is good news. I hope they ARE ready. But I am disturbed by the fact that they feel compelled to make these public statements so late in the game.
As other folks have noted in this forum, it is all too reminiscent of Sun Tzu's observation (in "The Art of War") that only the weak need feign strength.
I'll be going back tonight.... more peanut butter, beans, tuna, pasta...
-- M.C. Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999.
I can't believe I'll be posting after al d, but I have a few observations from my recent pleasant vacation with my in-laws.
My future brother-in-law related to me that a friend of my sister-in-law was dating a guy who seemed nice until she found out that he was a doomer (I'm paraphrasing) who planned to move to New Zealand before rollover so he could sit in a bunker and wait it out. He said, "Of course, she didn't call him back." I was thinking, "Damn, I wish I had the balls to move to New Zealand."
A couple of days later, New Year's Eve became the subject over lunch and my mother-in-law told of a recent party she attended where the CIO of Princeton University (I'm paraphrasing again) quietly and calmly suggested that everyone should have 2 weeks of bottled water, extra cans of soup, and $400 in cash just in case. I don't know if there is such a person with the CIO title at Princeton, or if this guy was really the "head of computers at Princeton" as she phrased it. However, she frequently attends gatherings with department heads and other luminaries from the University at social gatherings. I have attended some of them with her.
First, let me say that my wife's parents could do a week without shopping for anything while standing on their heads. They are normally well stocked with their pantry and a freezer full of food. But she hadn't thought about not having water. They have a well for their house on their rural New Jersey property. My DWGI father-in-law pointed out that without power, the water will not be pumped. He pointed out that two weeks was prudent (not that they've prepped at all), but distanced himself from doomers (again my paraphrase) who go out and buy guns so that they are safe from marauding gangs over rollover.
Since I have no balls, I said nothing. But my GI wife remarked that there are a lot of poor people in nearby Trenton (state capitol) who eat at McD's all the time and what are they going to do about food when the lights go out. My future brother-in-law, who loves conspiracy theories, said that McD's would be okay because they're the ones who will buy generators. Indeed, generator sales are up according to my father-in-law. Being the tinfoil-hat-wearing son-in-law who is now armed, I failed to ask the question about where the oil to run those generators was going to come from, but my sister-in-law ended the conversation by stating that she is going to buy a Coleman stove since they do a lot of camping anyway.
Does anyone else see the disconnect here? We will all be okay because everyone else is preparing.
I have no idea whether or not my relatives will be prepared. Some of them may even be at my house during rollover. If they haven't prepared and they are at my house, they will be lucky. I have enough resources to invest in solar. It should be installed by the end of September since we need a zoning variance.
Are you ready?
-- nothere nothere (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
Man plans: God laughs...or something like that. I forget the exact quote or who it's attributed to.
Peachy.....The world collapses in on itself and we all starve to death anyway, because we can't get to our stores. Aw, nuts! I shoulda taken that tropical vacation this year, after all!
I'm about 50/50 on the the precognition thing. I've seen some pretty weird stuff, but nothing to make me strike the hammer down firmly on the side of "Yes! People can predict the future". Maybe we'll all die today, maybe we won't. But you gotta draw the line somewhere. If we keep vacillating back and forth between this worry and that, we won't be able to afford to prepare for anything, because we will have spent all our cash on Prozac and chamomielle tea.
I'm not saying you should have a closed mind, but don't hop on every train that rolls by, either. It's also not extremely constuctive to spend time worrying about things you can't control, like Russian invasions and Earthquakes.
Focus on the things you can do something about. That way, you'll at least die with a greater sense of personal power, instead of quivering in a basement corner in the fetal position....
-- Bokonon (bok0non@my-Deja.com), August 17, 1999.
I think it's:
Man proposes, but God disposes.
I don't know the originator; I first heard it from my mother, along with: somtimes, the answer to a prayer is: no!
-- Jerry B (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999.
Here's another one: If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.
Personally I feel no premonitions of doom. However I find it very hard to participate in the office chatter about moving into our new office quarters next year. Next year...? Helllllooo?
-- don't (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
May I ask why you deleted my post?
-- gilda (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1999.
Why was it deleted? I didn't even get to see it.
-- Randolph (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
Gilda, e-mail I started to send and then saw your address:
sometimes, as I'm taking out the trash, otherwise OK posts get caught in the crossfire, because they are responses to, or depend on one of the posts I have removed.
PS To my knowledge, I haven't removed ANY post for personal reasons, It's all truly business. If it were personal, there would be a LOT of posts missing, but I am pretty well able to separate that from this.
-- Chuck, a night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 18, 1999.
When I told my Brother about Y2K (summer of 97) his eyes got real big, and he asked me what I thought about armagedon. I told him I think we have to eat until it gets here......TJ
-- Tim Johnson (email@example.com), August 18, 1999.