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I have two questions for evryone on this forum, #1 where o you rank on a scale of 0 to 10 as of now? I am still a 6-10. #2. What will you do if the power grid goes down all over the world time zone by time zone, as new years' begins? What will you do if it is obvious to even the most hardheaded polly/DGI/DWGI that it it "all over" as we know it? Me, I'd cry for all those who didn't listen... What do you all think?

-- Crono (, September 29, 1999


Cry for those who didn't listen? Nah. Cry for their kids, & their animals, maybe. But not for the adults. Grown-up humans make decisions & live with the consequences. Ignoring y2k has its consequences, just like everything else.

Face it, tho, things are gonna get mighty strange before the end of the year. Late December especially. All those optimists deciding at the last minute to err on the side of caution, cash & grocery-wise. Oh yeah. That's going to be interesting.

-- not looking (, September 29, 1999.

Crono, please seek psychotherapy from an appropriate practioner or forum.

-- Awatcher (, September 29, 1999.


I think one of the pre-requisites for posting on this forum full of mensa rejects is the ability to count. I see 4 question marks.....

Rating - 0 to 1

The power will stay on.


-- Deano (, September 29, 1999.

The power will stay on. The banks will function. Life will go on with a few glitches that will be remedied.

-- (, September 29, 1999.

Deano......a 0 to 1?'s gonna be a 1 to 2

Hey, does that mean that I get to call you a polly? hehehehehehehehhehehehe.........Polly Deano, you're a Polly......Polly......Polly.......hehehehehehehhehehehehehhehe

Sorry Deano, just having one of those silly afternoons!, sorry again.

-- Craig (, September 29, 1999.

Q # 1 - a solid 8 overall, but not necessarily immediately after the rollover. It will take a month, maybe 2 for supply lines to empty.

Q # 2 - whether the grid is up, down, or sideways, I will be drinking coffee, throwing another log on, and listening to the scanner, with loaded weapons throughout the house. I live well out of town and don't expect any trouble. Just a precaution.

Now let me ask a question. It's late February, and a weary, skinny fella named Deano knocks on your door. What do you do?

-- Don Wegner (, September 29, 1999.

Pollllly .... Polly-rama ..... The Pollinator .... Polly-lama-ding- dong

Doomer ... the Doominator .... getting ready for the doom .... Gloom- a-dooma-ding-dong ...

-- Makin' some copieeees (, September 29, 1999.

#1 A year of serious disruptions causing another Great Depression, except more violent.

#2 Power a big problem overseas but not so much in the US. Money, health care and food big problems.

#3 I will pray. As will we all. This is the end of this particular "Roaring 90's" World As We Know It. For those who did not prepare, it may be the End of the World period.

This thing is going to be long and drawn out. That's what the pollies don't seem to recognise. 010100 is just the kick-off.

-- a (a@a.a), September 29, 1999.

I'll answer one of your answers. I think it is appropriate to mourn the loss of life and happiness if the grids go down, one by one, from east to west on new year's eve. Myself, I would wail and each tear would be a supplication for God to have mercy on us and the whole world. A sack cloth and ashes may also be appropriate. It just depends.

I think it is appropriate to mourn if only one person loses their life or happiness because of Y2K.

But I wouldn't allow myself to be a captive of self-pity. And I would endeavor strenuously to do as much as I can do to limit the losses. There is nothing wrong with experiencing and expressing the strongest of emotions; it is healthy. Just don't let it prevent you from taking action and acting well.

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (, September 29, 1999.


That's MR. Polly........:-)


-- Deano (, September 29, 1999.


Please don't include me in your fantasies..........

Thanks in advance!


-- Deano (, September 29, 1999.

Unless they involve red garters and strap-ons. Then I'm interested.

-- Deano (, September 29, 1999.

Is that for you to wear?

-- chicken farmer (chicken-farmer@, September 29, 1999.

Strap-ons? Strap-ons?

Did he say Strap-ons?

-- check out (the@polly.libido), September 29, 1999.

(1) Not everyone on this forum is a MENSA reject...some of us maintain our memberships... (No, I'm not a MENSA member for nothing...they charge me dues like everyone else!)

(2) I'll be optimistic today and go for a 7-9+.

-- Mad Monk (, September 29, 1999.

I am a member of Mensa. Most of them DGI. Why, I don't know.

-- Mr. Pinochle (, September 29, 1999.

They're too busy counting question marks, methinks.

Deano, m'lad, glad that Floyd spared Jax the real brunt of the blow. Best to you and yours.

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), September 29, 1999.

I'm too smart for MENSA. I'M A GENIUS!!!! Go ahead, ask me somethin!


-- genius (, September 29, 1999.


How long is a piece of rope?

Hint: True or False

-- Sam (, September 30, 1999.

Doomers with a sense of humor. Ya almost gotta love it.........

That strapon comment was from a Deano wannabe.......

Thanks Mac! We got real lucky down here but I sure feel for our NC friends........


-- Deano (, September 30, 1999.

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