Y2k, Y2k, Y2k.... Its everywhere!!!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Its getting amazing, I just heard "Y2k" mentioned at least 15 times in the last ONE HOUR on CNN, MSNBC, FOX and CNBC. Not just due to the stock market plunge, but for medicines, stuff about "Floyd",etc..
I also heard it on some other local shows several times today.
Not a single person was joking about it, EVERY SINGLE PERSON WAS SERIOUS.
Say goodbye to anymore "Say YES to KIA" type of ads. Awareness is skyrocketing and if it keeps up this pace something is going to happen on or before October 1st.
Get your preps done and get the hell out of the way !!!!
-- hamster (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 21, 1999
Right-o, hamster. It is the uncertainty that will bring the stock market -- and the economy -- crashing down. Fasten your seat belt...
-- semper paratus (email@example.com), September 21, 1999.
just like those 400 people died in taiwan, and you didn't blink an eye.
just like the rest of us, you said "man what a tragedy" then you kept on going. today, the people that died, haven't even crossed your mind. why? because you've become USED to people dying lately, in earthquakes & other natural disasters, and in shootings.
that latest shooting didn't elicit as big a response as the previous ones this year. (this year...that's sickening)
nope, the more people hear about y2k, the more they'll tune out, and not worry....remember, they've already been pre-programmed to the tune of "3-day storm, bump in road, nothing to worry about" "3-day storm, bump in road, nothing to worry about" "3-day storm, bump in road, nothing to worry about" "3-day storm, bump in road, nothing to worry about"
zzzzzzz forget october 1, november 1, and december 1.
something reactionary and spontaneous could happen the last week or two in december, but with the type of last minute heroics we're used to, and procrastinators(read hurricane path folks waiting till the day before....), nothing will happen for quite some time, if indeed at all...
i underestimated the spin once, and i don't think i'm overstating it here.
-- Super (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 21, 1999.
Super, I gotta disagree with you. I know what you mean about seeing people die elsewhere and not caring. We see things like ferries full of people capsizing in India and just yawn, that sort of thing. But people are starting to think this "Y2k" thing will effect them directly.
Big difference when you see suffering somewhere else and then you find out that YOU might not be able to get food or YOU might not be able to get medicine or YOU might not be able to heat your house.
Gonna keep an eye on this, but after the last week or so we have been seeing way too much "Y2k" in the news and people are starting to pay attention.
-- hamster (email@example.com), September 21, 1999.
Look, it is going to be failures that ignite the panic. I don't think that all the failures will happen after 00, so I think we are going to hit the panic a couple of weeks before 00. But probably not Oct. A stock market meltdown is due y2k or no, but it will only feed to the uncertainty and uncomfortability surrounding y2k.
-- Jim the Window Washer (Rational@man.com), September 21, 1999.
Gotta go with the artist formerly known as SuperLurker on this one. I too was once a "wait the panic's coming any day now" person, but after July I now know there will be no panic until Christmas at the absolute earliest, probably not until Dec 30/31 or even into 2000.....
-- Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 21, 1999.
Hamster and Super are both right! I heard a Y2K commercial for Motel 6 a few minutes ago. It seems like a lot of businesses are cashing in on the word "Y2K," but I don't think the sheeple are connecting the dots together. It's got to take something heppening in their own back yard in order for them to rise to the occasion. While these are natural disasters that are killing people and causing misery for millions, nothing has happened that relates to Y2K yet that would make anyone want to jump on the band wagon and prepare. The only reason why any of us have prepared is because WE BELIEVE that something is coming down the pipe. We can't physically see it, we haven't physically experienced it, we're just picking up the dice and rolling them.
-- bardou (email@example.com), September 21, 1999.
* Bank Runs / Market CRASH by 12/99 at the latest.
* Major Oil problems by 1/00.
-- Dan G (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 21, 1999.
Six billion people now live on this planet. Six Billion, with a "B."
Double the number from only 30 years ago.
How many of them die on any given day, of any cause at all? I don't know either. But, no matter how many it is, the total population keeps increasing.
-- just thought (Id@mention.it), September 22, 1999.