I vote for panic right now!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Everyone is so worried that the NBC movie will panic the public.
I'm worried that it won't panic the public.
I hope the public panics and cleans off the grocery store shelves -- right now. Then the trucks can roll and restock the shelves. Then the public can clean the shelves off again and the trucks can roll and get the shelves stocked again and again and again until time runs out.
But the public will not panic.
-- Sally Strackbein (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 1999
I vote for "motivated" preparation. Panic doesn't serve anyone. Neither does the form of complacency that Koskinen perpetrates.
If it triggers people to get ready, so much the better.
Unfortunatly, doubt it will.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), November 19, 1999.
Lucky's/Albertson's is handing out free Red Cross Ready Pak video and information in my town, got one today. I doubt if anyone will go home and open it up and plop the video into their VCR. The real eye opener (because I saw it in writing for myself), was the fact that the authorities will come to your home and ask you to leave (GET ON THE BIG WHITE BUS). It's too late, people are blind and disbelieve. Hormel Chili is too expensive and people can't connect with the idea that there isn't going to be a McDonalds or Burger King to fall back on. At least there will be something on the shelves for me to buy, that is until the real panic begins.
-- bardou (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 1999.
Sally, I agree for the following reason, and this could-should be Kosky's strategy. Panic after the Y2K movie, send the lemmings into mad runs on food, cash and whathaveyou NOW. Restock shelves and cash machines each night. Let them run again. Restock, run. Within two weeks the herd will settle down, have accumulated sufficient stock and cash to calm their panic and be better prepared for the real show. In the meantime, it buys the SYSTEM time to regroup and be ready when the curtain opens in January. The next panic will be considerably lessened and the SYSTEM will be able to cope better with the next wave of panic. Thanks for putting it up on the forum.
-- Zen Angel (Entropicpower@disipatepanic.com), November 20, 1999.
Hell, I've been advising a full bore panic since the summer of 1998!!
For the exact same reasons stated here. The more that is "hoarded" early the more that can be repaced on the shelves.
PANIC (if that's what you want to call buying extra grub) NOW !!!
-- Get Grub!
-- Greybear (email@example.com), November 20, 1999.
I really think people need time to get used to the idea that things will be bad. We all needed that space. I hope this gives them time to acclimate.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), November 20, 1999.
I still hear folks say that after Christmas they will go and stock up. Most of the people I talk to say that stocking up is something they need to do just in case but they haven't done it yet. It seems they all think it will be a problem for other people, the kind of problem you read about in the paper that happens somewhere else. My idiot BIL saw an ad for a wood burning stove that said it was y2k compliant and threw paper on the table in digust and said "They're caring this y2k crap a little too far". Have you noticed that when folks aren't prepared they get angry at any mention of y2k? Why the anger?
-- Carol (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 1999.
I don't think that "Y2k" the movie will cause a general panic next week. Perhaps a few people here and there will be motivated to prepare.
However, it will reinforce the panic I expect during the last few days (or maybe just New Year's Eve) when everyone tries to prepare at once.
-- Mikey2k (email@example.com), November 20, 1999.
-- mikey1 (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 1999.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
Yeah... I've thought this way since at least back to when I started the thread Calling All Opinion Leaders.
-- Dancr (email@example.com), November 20, 1999.
i am even going incognito on this one just in case. but you bet your bippy the Govt is in a PANIC about this movie. all the hotlines have been told to track movie calls. THE GOVERNMENT AND BIG CORPORATIONS (AND WE ALL KNOW WHO DESERVES THE MOST CREDIT) DESERVES WHAT THEY GET- -WE REAP WHAT WE SOW--AND ALL THEY HAVE SOWN IS SEEDS OF MISINFORMATION AND OMISSIONS. so what is the full grown plant of those seeds, do you think?
actually a misinformed public is the same public that berated and attacked Hannaford brothers in Maine for displaying signs that said to prepare.
heck i'm in a panic--i am out the door at 8am to finish prepping. honestly, i hope the public gets it just so they at least stand a chance of getting supplies before the year end. I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE HOW DUMB THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ABOUT THIS--THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THEY COULD HAVE DONE AND BEEN HONEST WITH THE CITIZENS.
-- xx (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 1999.
I agree re the "gubmint". On the other hand, there has been so much mention of Y2k that its pretty plain to me that people are just too damn lazy and self centered to look into it. The "gubmint" nor this forum told me about it. Someone else did, and I immediately went and did a search of computer and book stores for info. You can't blame it all on the gubmint. On one hand we complain because the gubmint has control over the people, but the people WANT and EXPECT the gubmint to care for them. Maybe when this all shakes out, they will start to have some self responsibility and make some expectations upon themselves rather than this cradle to grave mentality of being taken care of. You reap what you sew is true, but the American public has sewn no seeds and will get no crop.
-- Taz (Tassie123@aol.com), November 20, 1999.
Asked a friend..."Are you ready for Y2K?"
"I'm not afraid of Y2K! Never have been never will be."
-- Mark Hillyard (email@example.com), November 20, 1999.
Wow. Death wish maybe?
-- pretty much (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 1999.