Clinton to declare National Emergencygreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
OK folks ... again, our imperious leader came out and publicly said a few weeks ago that the Feds expected no major problems with Y2K. Uh huh ... then we learned that the Federal Gov't has built and equipped a $50 Million Y2K Nerve Center. Now, FEMA has gone public saying that not only does it expect major problems but that it can handle only about 56 of them at once and the Prez is preparing to declare a National Emergency, I think, on Dec 31st. At any rate, the details are in the article from WorldNetDaily.com. The link below will take you to the article.
It's going to be an interesting New Years!
-- Bruce W. Roeser (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999
Not that im siding with you knowwho and his huge gaping mouth, but is there any factual information about this? Did FEMA do a press release?
I hate to keep asking for this stuff, but common sense tells me I should.
-- C. Hill (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
I believe that was a leak, not a press release.
However, World Net Daily HAS broken some significant Y2K stories, the National Guard exercise that was so hotly denied at first comes to mind.
We will see.
-- mushroom (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
I hate to say this, but normally worldnetdaily presents valid news, even if off the mainstream (which much to their wishes they still arent mainstream)... But in this case, the reporter was way out of line in taking old information and making it SOUND LIKE breaking news. They should be ashamed of their activities on this news account. The whole article is about possible future "contingency plans"... All of which has been reported and rumored before. This was a little too much out of news reporting and into the realm of rumormongering /scare tactics.
-- A Guy (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
Looks like the kooks at WorldNutDaily still have more of their "Y2K preperation" videos to sell to the rubes.
-- nottelling (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
Yes, I too would like to see something from the source. But, that's not to say that I don't consider this possible. Anyone of any reason can deduce that this thing hasn't cost trillions for nothing, right ? It was/is a problem or it never would have seen a penny of remedial monies.
Now, I can say that I know for sure there have been some problems ALREADY. My bank went down and stayed down all the business day on 9/9/99. They were doing all transactions on paper. Yada, yada, yada, just another story, huh ? Nope, if you want to know who it was, e- mail me and I'll give you the name and number of the bank and you can give them a call yourself.
Anyway, the point is that NOBODY knows what will happen. Not even our elite government who wants nothing more for you than for you to have a "happy day". So, blow it off if you will, I'm not sure I buy that part either. But ask yourself, "what does it costs me for an ounce of prudence" ? And if you so choose, you don't have to say a word about it to anyone. So, where have you lost ??? Hmmm ?
Carry on. Dissertation completed and effectually delivered (grin).
-- Rob (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
By David M. Bresnahan ) 1999 WorldNetDaily.com
"President Clinton has already made plans to declare a national emergency because of expected disruptions caused by the Y2K computer problem, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency DOCUMENTS. A final training session followed by a mock Y2K disaster exercise will include the actual disruptions and problems that Y2K emergency planners believe will take place during the change to the New Year."
Where are the DOCUMENTS? Are these DOCUMENTS old news?
"A national emergency will be declared because FEMA officials have concluded that there will be more than 50 simultaneous Y2K-related disruptions throughout the country, which will stretch the nation's local, state and national emergency resources to the limit."
Maybe I have missed something but this seems to be new news. Plans yes, but this is written as if it is written in stone.
Once again, this is stated as fact, where are the DOCUMENTS with these plans ? Are these plans old news?
-- the Virginian (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
Bresnahan appears to be connecting the dots for his readers.
He may have inside information. Anyway it's hard to complain about this report, if you read the public stories he appears to be drawing from.
TOO BAD THAT THE U.S. MEDIA ISN'T DOING AT LEAST A *LITTLE* INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING.
Amazing isn't it. No investigative reporting of what may be the biggest story of the 20th century.
Just think about that. Bresnahan looks like a hero to me if he's right.
And he probably is RIGHT!
-- snooze button (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
Go back to sleep, Snoozer. If this is your idea of the biggest story of the 20th century, then you really are talking in your sleep. Sure, it should make some notations in how to dupe the public and how to make a bundle off of the anxieties of others, but news event? Please.
Apparently, you (and many others here) equate good news reporting with the ability to tell stories you want to hear. It doesn't work that way and all too often, the stinking media won't do requests...yours, mine or anyone else's.
It seems apparent that valid sources mean nothing in this debate to those unwilling to hear.
-- Bad Company (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
Bad Company, just 31 days until the green flag drops and the polly bullsh*t stops. All of the liars and spinmeisters will be exposed! They will try to escape responsibility for what happens, but their luck will run out.
-- Boy Scout (email@example.com), November 30, 1999.
READ the story!!! The folks are pulling quotes again!!
These are really simply explanations of some of the contingency plans and what could trigger the actions.
lookin' fo a PLUS office or a RIF program for some folks.
-- Chuck, a night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 30, 1999.
You're right Chuck, this is nothing other than what is to be expected. The laws for declaration of National Emergencies have been in place for decades, and I would only be suprised if they weren't used. They declare a statewide emergency for something that happens in one state like a hurricane. But if there are Y2K problems in all 50 states, then instead of declaring 50 separate emergencies they just call it a National Emergency. No big deal. The jerkoffs over at WorldNetDaily are always trying to sensationalize the issue, implying things without having a quote from the source, and trying to make it sound like the government is going to "take over." Sheeesh is right.
-- Hawk (email@example.com), November 30, 1999.
I still think the guy is stretching the "News" to include his personal outlook. If it was presented as an opinion piece I wouldn't say word about itm but it was presented as factual news.
I too would like to see the "Documents".
-- C. Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 30, 1999.
You need to see the documents? Are you sure?
-- OR (email@example.com), November 30, 1999.