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READY FOR A SURPRISE ATTACK ON Y2K DISINFORMATION? Greetings, friends. For fourteen months I've delivered hundreds of feature articles and e-mails to you at no charge. Today, I'm asking you to return the favor and make your voice heard by joining me in a nationwide three-day Y2K action that will demand the attention of journalists, Congresspeople and Senators everywhere.
All the action begins on Tuesday, December 7, 1999, exactly fifty-eight years following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese war machine. But today, the tables are turned: we're the good guys launching a surprise attack on the misinformation pouring forth from our federal government and mainstream press. Our goal? To draw attention to unanswered questions about Y2K and the importance of national preparedness.
On Thursday, December 9, participate in "Prepare America" day. On December 9, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told Americans to prepare for a long war (World War II). Next Thursday, with your help, we'll urge our own political leaders to tell Americans to prepare for Y2K.
The following day, Friday, is "Peace through Preparedness" day. On December 10, 1917, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the American Red Cross. Forty-seven years later, the same award was given to Martin Luther King. This year, on this momentous day, we're asking you to help us distribute the message of "Peace through Preparedness." We'll be linking you to e-mail addresses of your Washington representatives so you can voice your stance on preparedness and the prevention of chaos.
That's THREE DAYS of Y2K action, right here on Y2K Newswire:
Tuesday, December 7: Pearl Harbor day -- a surprise, grass-roots attack on the media
Thursday, December 9: Prepare America day -- telling your Washington representatives the importance of preparedness
Friday, December 10: Peace through Preparedness day -- appealing to journalists and representatives to prevent panic by encouraging common-sense preparedness
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE It's easy! First, come to the Rally Point and see how many others are promising to join the action. You can get to the Rally Point by surfing to: [url]http://www.y2knewswire.com/rallypoint.asp[/url]
Starting on December 7, we'll be posting text you can copy and paste into your e-mail program or word processor to deliver it to the intended recipients. We'll also be posting e-mail contact addresses and fax numbers for hundreds of national journalists, plus listings for all your Congresspeople and Senators. And we'll be posting the results of your actions to show how many people are participating.
This three-day event will have no advertising, no sponsors, no fees. It's 100% free and open to all people of every race, nationality, religious background, sexual orientation and otherwise!
Together, we can create literally thousands of letters to journalists and elected officials. And these letters will, indeed, make a difference.
WHAT CAN I DO RIGHT NOW? Spread the news. Copy this message to the public bulletin boards and newsgroups. E-mail it to other Y2K web sites or publications. Forward it to your friends. Your action can make a lasting difference.
The mainstream thinks Y2K-concerned citizens are beat. You can show them we're not! Not only will we fire up thousands of people in a focused information crusade, we will jolt awake some sleeping journalists in the process. Remember: an unprepared America is a scared America. Fight the fear! Raise your voice! Create confidence and peace for Y2K!
Join me on December 7 for the surprise attack on Year 2000 disinformation!
- Mike Adams Editor, Y2K Newswire http://www.y2knewswire.com
-- Peabody (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 01, 1999
Newswire has been a great source of info. and I appreciate the valiant effort. The problem is that the stage has been set already and the vast majority of the willingly clueless are to remain as such.
PEOPLE JUST DON'T CARE.
THEY WON'T UNTIL THEY SEE A FAILURE OR SOME DETRIMENTAL Y2K EVENT ON TV
Having significant numbers of people prepare is all over and it's been over since the PR started months and months ago.....
-- PJC (email@example.com), December 01, 1999.
However, be careful when they say..."Peace!" Be prepared for trouble!
-- Mark Hillyard (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 01, 1999.
A noble idea of which I may participate. But, I think it's too late for any real good preparation. December 7, 1998 would have been much better. Of course a year ago, I don't believe any GI would have believed how affective the misinformation campaign would be.
-- the Virginian (email@example.com), December 01, 1999.