Priceless: DGI's become GI after hearing the President's comments on Y2K 11/9/99 : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

One surefire way to get the public to prepare might well be for the government enact restrictions against the of stocking extra supplies.

Now a new way to get the public to prepare: some DGI's are getting it and beginning to prepare as a result of the President's words on November 9.


Clinton is a big ole story teller.... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Do you believe this? Clinton on Nov. 10th said, "I expect we will experience no major national breakdowns as a result of the year 2000 date change." (snip)

-- Bubba N. Mensa (, November 11, 1999



Clinton, with his well-known penchant for lying, may have inadvertantly begun a mass-move towards preparing.

After his speech this week on Y2K "readiness", several DWGI's that I know personally, have said they now believe we are in big trouble, and are stocking up this weekend. They believe he lies about EVERYTHING, and assume the opposite of what he says publicly.

Kind of a wierd reverse-clintonology.

-- INVAR (, November 11, 1999.


-- ccc (, November 12, 1999



-- tt (, November 12, 1999.

Same exp, invar: formerly clueless colleagues expressed (whadaya know?!) doubts about Clintonian's veracity, and confessed to having started preparing. I told them I didn't think much would happen--the government said so. Why don't people trust government nowadays? It is so good, and so wise.

-- Spidey (in@jam.eureka), November 12, 1999.

This concerned me too - generally, what Clinton says is the opposite of the "truth".

-- Anonymous999 (, November 12, 1999.

Slick Willy said, "I expect we will experience no major national breakdowns as a result of the year 2000 date change."

So what he means is, "There will be major breakdowns but they will not be national, and also there will be national breakdowns, but they will not be major."

But of coarse it all depends on what the words "national" and "major" and " breakdowns" mean.

-- chicken farmer (chicken-farmer@, November 12, 1999.

DGI question: How can you tell if Bill Clinton is lying?

GI answer: His lips are moving.

-- zzzzzzzzz (z@z.z), November 12, 1999.

Not only is he a liar, I almost puked at the sight of him placing that wreath at the tomb of the Unknowns. Arrrrrrggggggggggggg!! That lying sleazeball, draft-dodging, egg-sucking creep. I can not stand the sight of that asshole anymore. I never thought I could hate, but I hate that creep.

-- (, November 12, 1999.

It's true. Hundreds of stores in my area are sold out of survival- type supplies, food, and water as a direct result of Clinton's speech. The panic has begun.

-- (prepare@or.die), November 12, 1999.

Remember, whatever national breakdowns we may see will NOT be due to Y2K. They will be due to "cyberterrorism", which merely gives the APPEARANCE of being due to Y2K. But that is because those cyberterrorists are so doggone sneaky.

Fortunately, Slick Willie has the Presidential Executive Orders that handle cyberterrorism all ready to go....

-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), November 12, 1999.

For those wondering why the great one has been MIA on y2k. If this would be a BTR there is no justification for martial law, with the big cheese riding over our Constitution to protect us. Its a win-win, even if the U.S. receives only minor glitches then he can "save the world." Why were the carriers out to sea days before Pearl? And we broke the Japanese codes so we knoew what they were saying?

It's the Power, stupid.

-- squid (, November 12, 1999.

ccc-I hope your new GI friends have lots of money and can work around the clock preparing. I am happy that they finally get it, but sad that they didn't get it sooner than today. New GI's now have a tremendous burden placed on their shoulders, and a big emotional one too. They will have the "panic has set in" mentality and may over react and act irrationally...sorta like being told you have cancer and whatever you do will be futile. I am scared for them too.

-- bardou (, November 12, 1999.

Of course Roosevelt knew that Pearl Harbor would be bombed. They had transcripts of what the negotiators at the White Houise were saying to Tokyo and what Tokyo was saying back. Also, the Dutch informed them that the Japanese fleet was making its way across the Pacific. But obviously Roosevelt wanted an excuse to enter the war.

The arrogance of power. How much does Clinton know? I think he's fuzzy on it. Someone there has a full grasp of the gravity of the situation though and thinks this plan is the clever one--or, at this point, the only possible one.

-- Mara (, November 12, 1999.

Anybody who trusts a known liar usually ends up getting the shaft. If people are not smart enough to see what is going on well then they will suffer. When the reports say one thing and Clinton says something else, GUESS who is right. My wife will be retiring in March so she called the local Social Security Office 3 weeks ago. They said that - they cannot guarantee anything because they don't if they will even be able to operate next year - so much for slick Willies guarantee.

-- James Fox (, November 13, 1999.

tt says COOOOOL --

Yea, me too. I have been giving thanks all day that the wife finally Got It. We shopped together for the first time today. Thank God.

One of my best friends related today that his family is now preparing due to the bombardment of Y2K OK notices in every bill they receive. His take is, if there were no problems, why sugar coat it with all the three day storm crap.

Thanks to those here that supplied the rationale *insurance*, *stakes* and other logic puzzles, that have given me the courage to accept the ridicule and continue to warn those I care about most. Oddly enough a term that became so popular with the advent of spreadsheets has been one of the most effective tools, *WHAT IF*.

Yahoooooo! More yahoos to ballyhoo at RENDEZVOUS!!!! YAAAHHHOOOOOOOOOO!!.. {;^O`X~~

-- unspun@lright (, November 13, 1999.

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