Been Away too long now I am lost again.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Hello to anyone who remembers me and to the news ppl here as well.
I frequented this forum at the earlier part of the year up until about
April. The last thing I remember was everyone fussing about no
problems arising then I returned for a short time around 9/9/99 I was
well aware that there was not going to be any problems from these two
dates but somewhere along the line I lost interest and I stopped
preparing and I stopped searching for information and I stopped coming
to this forum. I went back to college and tried to get a grip on my
life once again because Y2K was consuming me. Now of course the year
is quickly coming to an end and I am very conserned again. I do not
know what I have missed. Only what the media tells me really. I am
upset with myself knowing I have slipped up not keeping on top of this
I have two little girls and a grandmother with congestive heart
failure so I really can't afford to be a DGI. I guess I have rambled
long enough. I just want someone to tell me what is the latest? How is
it looking. I think we should know by now how this is going to turn
out. Are we still preparing for a storm? bump in the road? or
TEOTWAWKI? Anyone know how the education system is going? My
Prof. has been talking openly about it for some time now. He and all
the rest of them have assured us all that nothing will happen. These
are very intelligent men and they have managed to sway everyone. I am
just so mixed up now. Thank you in advance as I honestly don't have
enough time to go through thousands of posts in the archives.
-- shellie (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 04, 1999
Pollies are still claming No Problem.
Doomers are still saying BIG PROBLEM.
Critial failures are up, but no show stoppers...
Gold has broken out, may be a sign of the times,
I hope you still have your preps.
Things will get worse before they get better.
-- Helium (Heliumavid@yahoo.com), October 04, 1999.
There is no easy answer, but there is a simple method on dealing with y2k: Assume that there WILL be problems...economic; organizations (schools, governments, businesses); there will be transporation and fuel problems, etc.
Since "no one knows", but there is enough reported problems, assume, close to the worst. To ignore, is to do nothing.
What will you loose if you prepare and nothing happens?
What will you loose if you don't pepare and something happens?
The "RIGHT" answer/action is to PREPARE for, at minimum, 3-6 months of outages. These outages may not all happen at rollover, they may not begin to fester until February or March.
#1: Stay out of ANY large, even mid-sized city.
-- dw (email@example.com), October 04, 1999.
I do remember you! :) I have no big news to share, I have relaxed and decided that the only sensible thing to do is prep - I picture my 3 y.o. son and buy more. You should check out the prep forum - just like this but for those of us more into sharing info on preps. Sorry I don't have a link for you, I am sure someone else will. Whatever you do, don't panic - If it is hard then each time you can, buy another WEEK of supplies, before long it will add up and you will be prepared more then 90% of folks. Just get going, keep it cheap and simple, but keep going. Take care - how's school?
Bye for now!
-- Kristi (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 04, 1999.
Shellie, what really is there to say? It takes TIME, something that many of us have utilized in preparing for Y2K. What do you want us here to say? If your going to college, and your college professors and others have told you that it's not going to be a problem, what have they shown you to prove it? What have you read disproving that nothing will happpen? Why should we tell you that it's going to be bad without having you read the archives and decide for yourself? Don't be a sheeple, take the time to read the archives. It may take you a day or so to go through the most important threads, but at least you can learn and become educated. You have less than 90 days to prepare for yourself and loved ones. If you "can't afford to be a DGI," then you better get smart and read and decide what you want to be. Just because people come off as being intelligent doesn't mean that are right about everything. Question authority.
-- bardou (email@example.com), October 04, 1999.
See this thread...
"*****Senate 100 Day Report in HTML*****"
-- Linkmeister (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 04, 1999.
Got 14 days of preps? If not, get started now. Click here.
Click here and check out the TB2000 preparation forum.
-- Stan Faryna (email@example.com), October 04, 1999.
Thanks Stan, I was countin' on you!
-- Kristi (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 04, 1999.
Welcome back to the assylum! To see what has changed (not much) scan teh topics still posted in the new questions page today (or any day but they seem more reflective of the status of the industry's belief today). they will look a LOT familiar, and there may be a few new ones, but they will show there has NOT been a lot of change.
MOst of the 5 - 7's are now 6 - 8's, most of the 3 - 4's are now 2 - 3's.
-- Chuck, a night driver (email@example.com), October 05, 1999.
I remember you also, welcome back.
The best/quickest advice can probably had at Stans "14 day preps". It won't overburden you, can still be accomplished, and will mean a lot if there is "trouble".
My honest opinion is that, despite the "good news", things look worse than they did last spring --- especially for long term and economic disruptions due to problems overseas. Theres more going on than Y2K and can't be quickly summarized.
You can store drinking water at virtually no expense, and cans of soup, bags of rice can be had pretty cheap. So 2 weeks prep won't solve all your problems, but I really hope you have at least that much as a start, just in case.
-- Jon Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 05, 1999.
Thanks guys. I do have more than the two week supply thankfully. It's pretty hard to know how much is enough...So no real news then. Well, that could be good or not...anyway thanks again everyone.
-- shellie (email@example.com), October 05, 1999.
Well, we think there's been lots of real new news! Enough clues and portent to point to a very glum and dark New Year indeed. In fact enough subtle evidence now pouring in to boggle the mind! Gotta look carefully, notice what they're DOing, read just a smidge between the lines ... THE Y2K TRUTH IS OUT THERE! And it's not pretty.
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 05, 1999.
Agreed. If you read between the lines, you'll see the catastrophe that is to come. Millions will die and millions more will suffer needlessly.
-- (email@example.com), October 05, 1999.