How do you build a lair of pollies? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Okay, get your tails in here and quiet down, Hoffy, I want you up front. Hoffs gonna run point and I want the rest of you to defer when necessary. Were down to a short time now, and we have to keep the population in their current docile state; its up to the people in this room.

Flint, youre going to be a quasi-doombrood that wants to find a reason to believe that things arent going to surpass a 3-4 on the doomer scale. Through the constant use of specious argument and your proclivity to nitpick detail to death, you should be able to create a doubt in the minds of the middle-of the-road crowd, if youre lucky youll be able confuse the hell out of a good many others. Hoffs been briefed already, so he knows your role, hes going to be the militant of the group, with an attitude that nothing at all will happen. He may have to assault your argument once in a while, so make it look good. Lay a load of that pseudo-intellectual BS that youre so fond of on them. You have the great gift of stating the obvious and I want you to use it like a billy club, combine that with your ability to sqeeze the most words into the tiniest of ideas, and you should be able to wear them down as well as use up the bandwidth.

Decker, I want you to run interference for Flint primarily, but the others as well. Youll be a lone-wolf for the most part, because I still believe in typecasting. Youll be the main force that makes them question their preparations. Some of these guys are fairly sharp, and I guess there will be one or two that will sniff you out. When they hit you with questions that put you in a corner, just ignore the question and attack from a different angle. Above all, I want you to kill them with kindness; stay on the high road. I suspect the King of Spain, Hawk, Liberty and that INVAR character will give you the most trouble, but dont let your guard down on Big Dog or anybody else for that matter. Make them wonder if youre not one of them deep-down. Draw them out on their preparedness ideas, gun info, and their foodstuffs, then lay a guilt trip on them for having more than the next guy. Play up the idea that they owe society and that it would be tantamount to treason to run for the bunker. Ridicule the bunker mentality every chance you get and I mean lay it on thick.

Anita, Cherri and the rest of you girls; you just keep doing what youve been doing and you should be okay. Try not to get into anything too heavy on your own, you dont have the tools for it. Jump in and give support to the rest of the team when you have the opportunity, and be sure that you include a fair amount of anonymous posts with facitious addresses, make something up for the addy that caps off your statements. Again, when the questions get to be too hard to address, ignore them, and like any good politician, answer a different question. Weve also got a team of disrupters that will go in from time to time, and you can all play off of them. When they start their routine, it will make you all look like saints by comparison.

Hoff, I want you, in addition to the regular duties, to finish that paper of rebuttal against Yourdon himself. Play it out for all it will be worth. The regulars wont buy a word of it because they all know better. Your targets with this will be the lurkers and the non-committed. Theyre just looking for an excuse to go back to sleep anyway.

You all know the stakes here... we absolutely have to protect the banking system. If enough people start pulling their cash, the jig is up. Theyll see that the whole damn system is a fraud, and then were all toast. Good Luck!

-- Patrick (, November 05, 1999


Get the picture?

-- Patrick (, November 05, 1999.

Might make a good soap.

-- snooze button (, November 05, 1999.

LOL! You read 'em like a book

Thanks Patrick,that was needed

-- matt (, November 05, 1999.

you forgot the pay and bennies

-- want a raise (get@a.rise), November 05, 1999.

Something about attributing to malice or plan what should be attributed to...........

Night train

-- jes a sceptical ol footballer (nighttr@in.lane), November 05, 1999.

Ummmmmmm Patrick,

I appreciate your attempt here to spell-out what the "optimists" that post to this board are doing.....

But honestly......why bait them? You just make yourself a target and allow them to make the obligatory type-casting and demoguogery call.

Time's too short to engage these "optimists" any further. The die has been cast, it's all about waiting to see if it's sevens or snake eyes. Arguing about this is pointless. There's an agenda being played out here. Recognize it for what it is and be wise.

Baiting the vipers and describing their modus operandi will just add to the disruptions and increase a mindless debate that is nothing more than a waste of time at this late date.

I love ya man, and I know what you're trying to do, and it's noble...I know, I attempted it. And it was a waste, but if yer gonna peck a fight...there are wiser approaches than engage an adversary more powerful than you. Those that have eyes to see and ears to hear will recognize what is going on here for themselves. We've all been playing their game, and they just love posts like this.

Do not underestimate the training and the zeitgeist that motivates and empowers them. Understand the agenda and why it is being done, and then make your strategies. You are right on the money....but the above will only be made to serve their interests.

Perhaps I can sum it up better this way: "If you're going to face Vader you will do it alone....I cannot interfere...".

-- INVAR (, November 05, 1999.

Flint: But Capt'n P, sir, I may have to recuse myself from "laying on the guilt trip about the doomers having more than the next guy."

Patrick: How's that Flint?

Flint: Well, I have a year's worth of preps, and I'm afraid I let that be known earlier-on in my participation here. It was an indiscretion on my part to ever let it be known. I know that now.

Patrick: Nonsense. Newbies and lurkers tend to be irregular. They likely don't know, and even less likely remember.

Flint: Well, sir, as it works out, I've gotten cornered several times, and it's become somewhat obvious, even to the lurkers and the non-commits who seem to be emboldened by the obviousness of this hypocrisy enough to question me on it publicly.

Patrick: Oh pah! You are one unrivaled obfuscator. Just make passing references in a few posts here and there to the fact that you've prepped some. Just don't, under *any* circumstances, heretofore, disclose the extent to which you've prepped. Make it seem like you've prepped for a 3-dayer, as FEMA and common sense dictates. Then it's no longer hypocrisy. Capische?

Flint: Got it. Now, sir, another problem -- about that bunker thing.....

-- (resigned@this.point), November 05, 1999.

Beautiful Patrick....just what I needed at 4 in the morning to fall asleep. A good laugh!

-- Debi (, November 05, 1999.

Debi! Go to bed! It's 4:15...

-- silver ion (, November 05, 1999.

Debi...are you sleeping yet...if not its now 9:10...might as well stay up.

-- likes (, November 05, 1999.

And you guys wonder why you have so much trouble over here...

-- (, November 05, 1999.

Cute Patrick, but could we get back to Y2K? Sort'a? Please?

All these... "the trolls or pollys did this..." posts are just baiting 'em... and they love it.

Try exploring instead. (Click Search).

It's an adventure.


-- Diane J. Squire (, November 05, 1999.

Sorry, Patrick, not NEARLY as funny as "Wreck of the Y2K Heralds."

-- Ken Decker (, November 05, 1999.

Good evening, Mr. Decker... :-P

-- Patrick (, November 05, 1999.

I, for one, found this funny.

Andy Ray

-- Andy Ray (, November 05, 1999.

Patrick: REALLY, REALLY funny!! Thanks for the laugh. You got those guys pegged for sure. Decker's probably pouting-and trying to think of another post subject to "bond" with the "guys"i.e. african hunt crap. He must be reading the oil threads lately... whatdoyathink??? Things are getting nervous out there. Thanks again for the humor!!

-- jeanne (, November 05, 1999.


Just to prove your point, Mr. Decker reposted the thread he mentioned above. I'm actually surprised that he realized it was meant to be humorous, but I don't really relate to his post. What kind of person actually says, "Hey I'm funnier than you are"?

-- Patrick (, November 05, 1999.


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