"Koskinen credited the news media"greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I guess Americans have dyslexia, and there is no external reality. I thought I was a realist, but this article gave me a sense of doom.
"Less Y2K Worries, But Americans Still Stock Up By Deborah Zabarenko"
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are less worried than they used to be that the Y2K computer glitch will cause big problems, but more of them plan to stockpile gasoline and food as precautions, a poll showed on Wednesday."
"Only 3 percent of those surveyed expected major problems from the so-called Y2K bug"
"Fewer Americans -- 38 percent -- believe banking and accounting systems will fail"
John Koskinen, chairman of the President's Council on Y2K, called it a good poll, and said the overall trend of similar polls in this series that started in December 1998 showed lessening of fear and increased preparedness by Americans.
"'What matters is the trend lines, and if you go back to the December 1998 poll, you see reflected then a much higher level of concern and anxiety by the public,' Koskinen said by telephone. 'I think that reflects that more and more information has been provided to the public about the status of Y2K work by organizations of all kinds.'"
"Koskinen credited the news media, especially the local and regional press, for doing 'a very good job of investigating and publicizing the state of Y2K activity around the United States.'"
-- ng (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 26, 1999
Yeah, they took careful notes when government and industry association flaks prattled "Y2K ready".
Then they printed them.
-- cgbg jr (email@example.com), November 26, 1999.
I must admit, Kosky has a lot of nerve, At his recomendations the media have effectively shut down peoples y2k preps. Of course, if things go bad, he,along with the president will suffer the same thing that the doctor who tended John Wilkes Booth did. To this day we still use the doctors name when we refer to a person in trouble. "his name is mud" ( Mudd )
-- citizen (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 26, 1999.
Lie you mean instead of me yelling "that sumbitch", I will be yelling Koskinen??????? Durn,... thats frightening in itself!! I think first I will be yelling "get a rope"! Taz
-- Taz (Tassie123@aol.com), November 26, 1999.
Well, look at what's on television...nothing!!! It's freaky!!!!! In about a month--give or take a couple of weeks--people are going to go through a terrifying crisis that will top any most have had in their lives. We know that this is coming and most are totally oblivious.
What, philosopically, is the meaning of this? I really ponder why some can know and some cannot. They talk about these things in the scriptures of all religions. There are those who can hear and act on what they hear and then there are the scoffers. Are they bad people? I don't think so. But what is the spiritual message? Why must they be swallowed up simply because they DGIed? This is a point that really puzzles me.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), November 26, 1999.
The difference is the difference between "hear" and "harken." Most people "hear", but few "harken"...hear AND take to heart (and then act to repent or in Y2K, prepare).
-- K. Stevens (kstevens@ It's ALL going away in January.com), November 26, 1999.
"John Koskinen, chairman of the President's Council on Y2K, called it a good poll, and said the overall trend of similar polls in this series that started in December 1998 showed lessening of fear and increased preparedness by Americans.""Koskinen credited the news media, especially the local and regional press, for doing 'a very good job of investigating and publicizing the state of Y2K activity around the United States.'"
If this is so, where are the preparations being made??
Where is the evidence we, as a country, are even preparing for the 3 day storm??
Gota go check the pantry, I THINK I'm a little short of 6 months supplies, and I FEEL like toast (pumpernickle, if you must know)
-- jes a confused ol footballer (email@example.com), November 26, 1999.
Is anybody collecting Kosky quotes for his trial after rollover?
-- PJC (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 26, 1999.