What is Rick Cowles saying about the latest Gary North story

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I know that Rick moved his site but I lost his new URL. I would like to know if anyone on that forum is responding to the North story.

-- Linda A (adahi@muhlon.com), November 09, 1999



look under 'open forum'.

-- Tommy Rogers (Been there@Just a Thought.com), November 09, 1999.

Basically, Rick's not buying it, nor would anyone else who has worked on Y2K in the electric utility industry. I believe that most of you are too smart to have your chains yanked by such stuff.

My "official" reply to the post on North's website is at:

Frankly, I'm Concerned




-- FactFinder (FactFinder@bzn.com), November 09, 1999.

Energyland: Year 2000

-- Critt on the Road (critt@critt.com), November 09, 1999.

not buying it at all......

-- More Dinty Moore (dac@ccrtc.com), November 09, 1999.

I bid two bits.

-- Randolph (dinosaur@williams-net.com), November 09, 1999.

This is at least one of Rick's responses from his utility forum:

"I caution all of you to remember several previous FOAF (friend of a friend) and anonymous "reports" that have been circulated over the past year or so. Many have turned out to be either false, misinterpretations, or outright hoaxes.

Personally, I view the referenced Gary North article with the same skepticism that I view every other anonymous report, good or bad. I do not know who the author is. I do not know who the friends are. I do not know who the CEO is. How can anyone possibly assess credibility in the absence of at least some of this key information? Short answer: you can't.

I'm a cautious guy by nature, particularly when something as wild as this article is placed in circulation. Unless and until someone can provide a lot more "credibility enhancing" source information, my suggestion is to place this one in the recycle folder.

-- Rick Cowles (rick@csamerica.com), November 09, 1999."

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), November 10, 1999.

Sounds like Rick is turning Polly. How sad. He's not one of us anymore.

-- (pollys@gonna.die), November 10, 1999.

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