I must be losing it

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It was very important to business to get that bill passed about how they can't be sued for Year 2000 problems. But hey, there aren't going to be any Year 2000 problems. That's what all their reports say, right? Everything is completely under control. So what's the bill for?

Also, everytime the government says "There's no need to get your money out of the banks" I keep hearing "Don't move and nobody gets hurt".

I'm must be losing it.

-- Amy Leone (leoneamy@aol.com), November 05, 1999


See, I can't even write a sentence anymore.

I must be losing it.

-- Amy Leone (leoneamy@aol.com), November 05, 1999.

You're not losing it!

You're getting it!

Where I'm from that's called COMMON SENSE !!!

Keep getting !

-- snooze button (alarmclock_2000@yahoo.com), November 05, 1999.

My bank's auto teller has a blurb that says "xxx bank is READY for the Year 2000." Not compliant, but ready. Ready to do what? Ready to lock the doors & post armed guards in front of them...?

-- the fun (is@only.beginning), November 05, 1999.

Looking at the legislation to protect business from consumers, I want to know where the legislation is that protects consumers against business? When gas is at a premium/rationed to only essential services, and the U.S. postal service is no longer in operation, how many millions of people will be defaulting on their mortgage payments without a paycheck?

That there is legislation for business, but not for the ordinary man tells you who your legislators serve. Throw the buggers out!

-- marsh (armstrng@sisqtel.net), November 05, 1999.

No Amy,

You're losing it. The Congress passes a y2k litigation bill, so that means that there are going to be Y2K problems. Nobody ever said there wasn't going to be.

As far as everything completely under control, yes it is. If they passed a bill to limit litigation in a world without lawyers (TEOTWAWKI) what sense does that make? They are trying to limit the amount of crap that *might be flooding the judicial system ( which is FUBAR enough already).

Just take it easy... another 57 days or so and we'll start to see the real deal about Y2K.

-- (just@relax.have some tea), November 05, 1999.

Well, Just relax, normally the trial lawyers are all over any bill to limit the amounts that people can sue for, and usually they win. OB/GYNs have gone out of business because they can't afford to pay malpractice insurance, insurance companies are constantly trying to get limits enforced and big business is right there beside them. Looks like they finally won one. Why this one?

-- Amy Leone (leoneamy@aol.com), November 05, 1999.

I can't answer that one, hence my advice, wait and see. Maybe there is something to it, maybe not. I doubt any one man, or any hundredmen could grasp the entire situation accurately enough to giv a solid answer... so.... wait and see. When we start getting into the first month or two of the Y2000 then we will know for sure. Hindsight is always 20/20, and sometimes it's the only way to be positive. If you're the conspiracy theory type then I guess you can make whatever you want out of this. But as for me, I'm not going to jump to conclusions.

-- (just@relax.have some tea), November 05, 1999.


Just my opinion,but when I read a bill passed to give business's a 60 or 90 day grace period from law suits,I thought this would give them time to file for bankruptcy.Alot of them would know,shortly after the first of the year,if their company would make it or not.

anyone out there think the same thing?

-- Maggie (aaa@aaa.com), November 05, 1999.

I believe that the bill actually stated that the 60 to 90 day grace period was to protect buisness from lawsuits while giving them time to correct or fix any wrongs committed. Although I would not rule out in "practice" that it may come down to what Maggie stated.

-- Kevlar (kevlar@city.now), November 05, 1999.


Since most organizations have had no independent analysis of their actual compliance status, understand that what they are saying is that to the best of their knowledge they have no problems. This is what they have to say according to the legislation in order to avoid any liability for losses incurred. After all, if they said they knew there were still problems, and someone else lost money because they neglected to fix them, they would be liable.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), November 05, 1999.

Take a deep breath, check your supplies, and just relatx for the next two months. Then we'll know.

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), November 05, 1999.

The Congress passes a y2k litigation bill, so that means that there are going to be Y2K problems. Nobody ever said there wasn't going to be.

Pure trollery.

"No problem" is alive and well. Always has been. Several websites, many religious "leaders", the newsgroup...

Who do you think you're kidding?

-- Grrr (grrr@grrr.net), November 05, 1999.

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