September 1st - What will they do : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Ok, many parts of the government nationally and locally as well as the military are talking about September 1st as the start of the changeover or rollover or transition window for Y2k.

Why specifically September 1st, when they have been running around like headless chickens all year trying to get things fixed. What exactly is the government going to do on 9/1/99. What is the military going to do.

I cant believe 9/1/99 is just going to be some date where they start taking more notes or have more people by the phones to answer questions. Something is going to change but does anyone have any real insight as to what?. We got 3 days left before 9/1/99, I dont expect Martial Law or some horrible announcement but if everyone is saying that 9/1/99 is some kind of start to a period or window of time what exactly is it they are going to do?.

-- more questions (, August 29, 1999


My guess: Nothing.

-- Mara Wayne (, August 29, 1999.

More Questions, September 1 is just the approximate start date for what the military feels will be the Y2K transition period. They feel awareness will increase with the 9/9/99 "tests" that various utilities will be 'presenting' and maybe engaging in with their tiptoes.

Also, school is starting, and ppl generally feel a "get back to business" urge in September. In Autumn the squirrels start gathering nuts and 'hoarding' for the winter seige.

September 1 simply marks the accelerating ramp-up fast-forwarding the End Game strategies. The noose tightens October 1, November 1, December 1, and the plank drops January 1.

In many ways they're "playing it by ear" and will 'out' their 'preps' according to how loud that freight train rumbles the rails.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, August 29, 1999.

Ashton & Leska (say, just out of ongoing curiosity, which one of you writes these posts, anyway? I've always wondered whether you both sit together and write each post. I always try to picture that.)

This is only an anecdotal weigh-in to your post, but for whatever it is worth: You may be right. September 1st marks the beginning of our retirement and beginning of total immersive preps, a full-time job for us late-deciders. I wonder how many other quiet,invisible lurkers on this board during the past year have hatched this same plan. Granted, it's a JIT strategy. But you may see movement from the aware- but-reluctantly-prepping group in the next month. I imagine there are many many others like us.

-- Who Knows (, August 29, 1999.

Who Knows, we conspire together to write our posts ;^)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, August 29, 1999.


Hehehehehe I think your right

-- Boz (, August 29, 1999.

Could it be that we have evolved through seasons throught our history, and now, people will accelerate their thinking with regards to preparing, since it is the season to prepare for the winter ahead?

-- Michael (, August 29, 1999.

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