Senate FEMA/National Guard hearing documents now onlinegreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Here they are, or at least the bulk of the testimony:
There will also be a summary soon on wired.com.
Some excerpts from the documents:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to have over 800 employees on the job from 28 December to 4 January at locations including the underground bunker below Virginia's Mount Weather.
"It is also important to insure to the extent possible, that incomplete, inaccurate, and/or old data is not released by government agencies. An example of this is the 'Navy Report' that not only caught the National Chairman, John Koskinen by surprise but caused a rash of inquiries at the State level," said David Gay, a retired major general and chairman of Connecticut's Y2K committee.
"We are focusing on potential overreaction by the public," said Ellen Gordon, an Iowa emergency official and former president of the National Emergency Management Association. "For example, we need to be prepared for the possibility of shortages of food, water and other supplies in the event that people begin to stockpile. Various polls and surveys indicate that public concern may ultimately be a major Y2K issue."
-- Declan (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 07, 1999
Note that this person is a Y2Kculture.com shill. He has a long history of ridiculing TB2Kers and making money off people who think Y2K might be a problem. He was responsible for the despicable Time article, Y2K Madness. Does anyone have a link to that in the archive?
-- Long (Memory@the.forum), October 07, 1999.
TIME Mag: Millennium Madness!
-- remember too (email@example.com), October 07, 1999.
What? No thanks for posting the URL? Some people have no shame.
Yes, I am a y2kculture.com shill. Yes, I poke fun at anyone who deserves it. No, I do not make money off of "people who think Y2K might be a problem" -- that's nuts. Yes, I was -- in part! -- responsible for the Time article, and I got paid rather well for it too.
-- Declan (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 07, 1999.
You left out that you plan to go full-bore-doomer-reporter if this thing's > 2.
Pond scum that you are, I really do appreciate your Bankers: Preparing for a Panic? article. We'd probably've never caught the famous "free market may not be the best way to distribute resources" classic from Koskinen if not for you.
-- lisa (email@example.com), October 07, 1999.
WHACK!!! THWAPPPPT!!!!! THBBBBTTPT!!! TAKE THAT, YOU, YOU, MESSENGER YOU!!!!!
On the subject at hand, doesn't ANYONE see the humor in the statement that they are concentrating on the public over-reaction? WHAT THE HELL are they going to do if it AIN'T over-reaction??
Have to make sure that none of that out- of-date (read un-spun) info gets out, too!!!!!!!!!!
DAMN! But 'tis enough to make a man ot the cloth swear!!!
Night Train, whose mask might be slippin' because his mouth gard is GONE
-- Jes an ol' furious pissed off footballer (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 07, 1999.
or my quote of Bennett talking about martial law a year ago that nobody else picked up. Or my article on White House hiring PR agency. Yep, I reported some classics.
-- Declan (email@example.com), October 08, 1999.