White House readies Y2K Center

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White House readies Y2K Center



"The White House lifted the veil on Monday on a $40 million operations center designed to track how the world fares as it enters the technologically challenging Year 2000. The center, in old Secret Service premises two blocks from the White House, will launch 24-hour operations on Dec. 28 continuing through the first few days of the new year or longer if conditions warrant."

-- hamster (hamster@mycage.com), November 08, 1999


What are they going to monitor ? What are they going to do any way ? $ 40 million party time. Geez, I feel all warm an fuzee now.

-- Blueberry (humble@pie.net), November 08, 1999.

Little known fact: housed in the bowels of this Y2K center is a 24 hour McDonalds. To lessen the shock of armageddon.

-- McJoker (ronald@mc.donald), November 08, 1999.

I really wonder what the governmental parties think this will accomplish besides wasting money. Yes, it's nice to be able to monitor what's happening worldwide....but just what the heck do they intend to do about it? Nothing of course. It's too dang big and overwhelming. Just another place to party NYE.

-- Lobo (atthelair@yahoo.com), November 08, 1999.

A 40 million $ party, that we paid for, and aren't invited to. Hope they get the flaming trots.

-- pissed.off (and@pissed.on), November 08, 1999.

How come the media was constantly whining about the $40mil consumed by the Star investigation, but completely ignore the $40mil consumed to sit around and watch a 3-day event on TV?

-- Diana (Talent@huntress.net), November 09, 1999.

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