Debunking y2k ppl sent me here! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Hi folks!,

The debunkers at:

Told me to read 1400 posts here before going back over there. I didn't feel very welcome there since they called me names and said I was playing games when all I wanted to do was get both sides of this (potentially life and death) debate.

One person there named Pat was nice enough to tell me it might be as bad as disruption for a couple of weeks. I figure if a debunker thought it would be that bad (2 weeks) then that is a good lower bound to prepare for this "event."

I have to say taking the high-ground in this debate will sway more people.

Maybe you guys can fill me in later; in the meantime I will read thru the old threads. Thanks in advance!

-- Sandwich (, September 05, 1999


link did work too well

-- Sandwich (, September 05, 1999.

Hi Sandwich, happy reading in the Archives (bottom of New Questions page). You'll see not all is sweetness and light here, but we're far far better in every way than the Scoffers. [Warning: this Forum is highly addictive and is likely to open many as-yet-unused doors in your mind]

-- us (, September 05, 1999.


Here's a good a thread as any to start out with:

"Naval Report and the GAO 21 Cities Report *Please check this out*"

-- Linkmeister (, September 05, 1999.

You will also find out that, like a lot of families, we've got our Ol' weird And--er---Harold in the corner, trot him out for reunions only, a couple of gun lovers, a couple of gun haters, a couple lechers, a couple.,....

you get the idea...


I probably shouldn't pick on you Andy, it's just that you are such a target of oportunity.....

Even if I DO read all your posts

-- Chuck, a night driver (, September 05, 1999.



One things for sure, this is definitely a better constructed forum. I just followed your link back, to see what the Bunky forum looked like. Slllooooooooooooooow and not laid out very well. No wonder you were more than happy to comply with their requests to leave and come here.

One question: Is the "GN is a BFI" forum really what I think it is? Do they really just post all day that GN is a big poopyhead?

-- Bokonon (, September 06, 1999.

Troll: you troll are making light of a situation. By this time in our observance of the Y2k countdown, we need things to lighten or appear jaded anyway. Acknowledge the fact what pitiful attempt this "click - on" paragraph attepts to convey besides the fact Gary North has always walked around everywhere with his pants pulled down no matter how intellegently he expresses himself.

-- Feller (, September 06, 1999.


Say what? Come again?

-- (cantsleep@night.either), September 06, 1999.


Actually, CEEPER directed you to read 1400 Biffy posts. Better that you stumbled into here. Honest inquiry and honest guessing isn't flamed here. Plus the spectrum is such that you're never without a friend---no matter how polarized you may now be. Check the banking archives first. Enjoy.

-- Carlos (, September 06, 1999.


Welcome. On days when I just need some change of pace from the "what do you think is going to happen?" debate, I click over to the TimeBomb2000 Preparation Forum, and find all kinds of interesting and helpful exchanges between people trying to figure out how to DO specific things, for either before or after the rollover. You should at least visit it so that you'll understand if/how it fits with the questions you're asking yourself. Good luck...

-- Kristi (, September 06, 1999.

I should not have cliked on that link to the debunker's insane asylum. Now I need to send my computer out for fumigation and steam cleaning. Anyways glad to have you around Sandwich.

BTW, are you a submarine?

-- Rockafeller Skank (, September 06, 1999.

Thanks all!

I find a trend that debunkers seem to be unpolite and cliquish not only in that forum but also in the various chatrooms. Since their philosophy's very existence depends on just countering y2k preparers there is not much incentive to be intellectually honest.

y2k preparers on the other hand, have the strongest incentive of all, the instinct to survive.

Whereas, I was somewhere in between in my thoughts of the severity of y2k (maybe a 2 or a 3), the high-ground that I witness preparers have taken is swaying me to prepare for a 7 (although I still think it might be a 3).

-- Sandwich (, September 06, 1999.

Rockafeller, Sorry, if I were to answer that, many of you would be able to triangulate my locale.

I honestly hoped that a debunker could methodically refute the various pessimistic y2k reports that came out rather than just make fun of how people look. I never before had thought that Darwin's [theory?] of Natural Selectivity would apply to unethical people.

-- Sandwich (, September 06, 1999.

Oooo, Sandwich, stick around and let us in on your thoughts as you read threads and get to know Yourdynamites. You may be JIT (just in time) to get reasonably prepped for a 3, and while you're making up your mind, push for higher up the scale -- none of your preps will go to waste!

-- us, a little more awake (, September 06, 1999.

Welcome Sandwich (fixed your HTML link for you).

You may also want to check out our sister Forum...

TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum (Y2K Prep Only Discussions)

http:// TimeBomb%202000%20%28Y2000%29%20Preparation%20Forum

Good luck! Hangin' out here... is an "adventure." (Or an "E" ticket ride... for the Disneyland oldies among us).


-- Diane J. Squire (, September 06, 1999.

Welcome to the club. We've got enough here to keep you busy for quite a while:

Number of archived messages: 189917 (from the statistics page).

It's just a little more active than the above mentioned sites. Too active in fact...

Tick... Tock... <:00=

-- Sysman (, September 06, 1999.

us, a little more awake I think it is a 3 but I am firm to prepare as if it will be a 7 just in case.

Diane, Thanks for cleaning that up. How embarrassing!

-- Sandwich (, September 06, 1999.

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