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Year 2000 ...the People of Washington State This site is dedicated to providing Washington State citizens with information about potential Y2K problems, solutions, news, events and activities planned for the new century http://www.wa.gov/2000/
Your personalized Washington State Y2K services profile ... and have a Year 2000 Services Profile show how prepared your providers of utilities, banks, benefits programs, emergency services and local governments are.
-- Cherri (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 27, 1999
Spoke 3 weeks ago to the director of emergency services in Spokane. His remarks re:disaster plan-(paraphrase) we were suppose to have it done by May and we presented it to the city counsel but many of the agencies wanted changes so we went back to work on it---it is due in December. It will be finished then if at all. I was stunned. When speaking about getting information out to the geneneral public about preparation his comment was "we don't want to alarm them with too much information." The Y2K group (organizing community responce) here seems to have folded in Feb.
-- goingquietly (email@example.com), September 27, 1999.
* * * 19990927 Monday goingquietly (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 27, 1999, wrote:
'... When speaking about getting information out to the geneneral public about preparation his comment was "we don't want to alarm them with too much information."'
Is "Blind Panic" better than Informed Panic?
Perhaps someone can explain the different types of (Public/Mass) Panic and consequences/resolutions? Any takers?
"... The Y2K group (organizing community responce) here seems to have folded in Feb."
Counter Y2K Psy-Op spin has worked well. Disappearing grassroots organizations have been supplanted by "officially sanctioned" ( i.e., local Chamber of Commerce ) organizations staffed by (technically) ignorant political wonks and wannabes.
The JQP herd is content and comfortable to hear positive Y2K spin instead of looking at the truth of ongoing and imminently future failures.
Collectively, we're Y2K burnt toast! Can't you smell it burning?
Regards, Bob Mangus
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-- Robert Mangus (email@example.com), September 27, 1999.
As I have explained many times before, we in the Western side of the state have been warned to prepare for the "big one" for at least 11 years that I know of, and many people like me are so used to having a large supply of nonperishable food and "earthquake kits" which contain most of the items advised for the basic Y2K emergency kits. Eastern Washington, where Spokane is, I don't know about. I like the fact that you can find out how your services and utilities are doing with the "personalized Y2K services profiles". At least this way people can see where there will be problems and prepare for them and not worry about where there are no problems. I haven't checked with any other states, but it wouldn't hurt them to do the same thing.
Bob, do you ever glom on to any good news like you do potential bad news?Since it ALL cannot be bad as it ALL cannot be good, isn't it realistic to assume that if you always show extremism in one direction people will discount everything you say as biased and ignore you?
I personally choose to make up my own mind with all of the information and think most people are capable of doing their own thinking too.
-- Cherri (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 27, 1999.
Cherri, Bob's a realist, not a polly. He's trying to let people know that all is not "sunshine and roses", come Y2K. Happy-face spin has prevailed for too long now and the time is growing short to make meaningful preparations. More polly-spin at this point is not going to help things any.
-- Realist (email@example.com), September 27, 1999.