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Any of you doubters believe that this y2k crap will not take lives?
It's now time for you to WAKE THE H*LL UP.
-- It's me, I'm back (email@example.com), December 09, 1999
Dear Deluded, I am a doubter. I believe that those who are so gullible as to believe half of the crap which floats around here are more prone to take lives with their AK-47's and hand grenades than a computer glitch. You see, people--and the way they act--- are my livelihood. Having said that, it seems reasonable that you are alluding to a byproduct of y2k---anxiety, fear, overreaction and pardon the pun, drastic and armed response spurred by delusion. That delusion could come via the belief that civilization will crash due to computer failures or that the Lord is returning because he adheres to our conception of time. While both scenarios are doubtful, the response of those in the 'outer fringes' of society provide the wild card here.
If this is what your alluding to, count me in. If you are sticking strictly to computer problems, please pardon my laugh.
-- Bad Company (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
Hey Johnny, are you saying that the sale of nuclear technology and the TOTAL DISARAMENT of the american defences, along with the TREASON of our Commie Blunder in Briefs is not an issue?!? If you think that is the case, well then, whyn don't you put all of your money into the stock market, you know into those companies that are considered the best investments, the ones that are losing money. While your at it, listen to the "news" which is controled and owned by major corperations, who's CEO's and leaders are plundering the third world, making slaves of billions, all the while closing jobs here in america.. Oh yes, how bright you are!! The economic situation ALONE is an 8 waiting to happen, NOT FACTORING IN Y2K!!! The treason of Klintoon is a 9 or 10 unless someone removes him and cleans up the mess he's made. That's ok though Johnny, just go back to selling more technology to china, help the traitors along, COLLABORATOR... You are a fool, and are blind to the truth, that you have been stabbed in the back by your "leaders". WAKE UP. Or better yet don't, that gives me a better chance, I don't care about you anymore, be a slave if you want, just don't tread on me...
-- Crono (Crono@timesend.com), December 09, 1999.
Try reading the thread instead of pontificating. Sometimes... well... you're such an idiot.
Have a "nice" evening.
local pulpmill tries y2k drill, results? TOTAL FAILURE
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
Bad Company's pissed-off attitude is the result of his fear that he's wrong about Y2K. Everyone that I know that thinks Y2K is not a big deal is either apathetic about it or amused by it, not pissed off at doomers. I get no hostile reactions from my true polly friends and relatives. I think Bad Company is really worried. Hey Bad Company, if you think it's such a little deal, why all of the hostility at this late date? You should be happy that everything's going so well. No panic, no problems, stock market's in good shape. Why all of the anger?
-- Ohio Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 1999.
"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson: his motto
Crono Nail On The Head But Klinton will not be taken out and that mess will not be easily cleaned up,TPTB and that ilk are on a mission for global dominaton and we will not just give them our freedoms, they will have to try to forcibly take them. Brothers In arms.
bad co. I believe it is Delusional to think that everything is peachy and that things can't or won't change,"nothing is as constant as change".Why hem yourself into such narrow thinking? Can you honestly say that our government is "of the people,by the people and for the people" ??? If you cannot see the slide our government has taken I would suggest a prescription for yourself is in order,because there is a world of reality outside of that sterile white box you have confined yourself in and if you are forced to leave it abruptly you will be SOL.Please reconsider your train of thought and perhaps occupation, because being a people person and a betting man I'd bet that right now you would sell us all out for a few pieces of bread and a can of spam,if it came right down to it.
Y2K is just a small piece of a much larger picture,an unforseen obstacle that is being carefully/successfully managed to continue the ball rolling.(what a stroke of luck!!!)
To your health and happiness.
-- capnfun1 (email@example.com), December 10, 1999.
Y2K is RealI been sayin that for how many months now ??
Y2K is a sub-set of the Millennium Problem
-- Dan G (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 1999.
Aw. So many responses needed and so little time. OK, here goes: Crono, let me take your notes step-by-step: 1. disarmament of American defenses in order to form a more 'world- wide' force along the lines of a new world, cough, order...like the UN/NATO baloney is more troubling than anything proferred here. 2. your rant about media 'owned' by major corporations smacks of ignorance, point blank. The ideology you speak of simply does not trickle down to the flunkies who are gathering news in the newsroom. This applies especially to those of us who have worked in gathering news which involves a little more than just ripping and reading newswire stories. Perhaps you've seen one too many X-Files episode. 3. Your comment on the economic situation being an 8 is self-serving. Most Wall Street observers would laugh at you. I know. You know they are part of the conspiracy. 4. Klinton's escapades mark him as the most notorious pres in history. His authoring of bills that negate a balance of power is troubling. Coming from a family with a military history, your comments are understood, but your accusations make it clear to me that you have had little experience in this regard. Moreover, you'd probably be the first to turn and run while under fire, screaming that your CO is the problem. Stick to something you understand. Like comic books. Your conspiratorial, mental masturbatory remarks detract from the discussion. To Diane, I thank you for your name calling. Nice to see that a Sysop here is so adult in her handling of the public. To Ohio Bob, I am still wondering about yesterday's response. Your laughable, truly funny lines about denial need explaining. At the same time, it is incumbent upon you and like thinking individuals to provide cold, hard facts about the downfall of western civilization. Proof, Bob, will give me puase. The hostility you speak of comes when individuals like you wish to perform some pretzel logic drills so as to psycho-analyze your respondants. Please respond to the queries on the 'cpr' thread, Bob, if you can....or basically, you have nothing to left to say other than 'we're all doomed, and if you don't agree, you're in denial.' What a hoot, Bob.
Capn, Fun, thanks for the study in boorishness. Y2KPro posted an article under thename of Racist Spotter the other day that Diane and her cronies saw fit to delete. It would do wonders for you to get a sniff of what your compatriots here are cooking. You want the idea of selling out and every man for himself? ask Diane to post the page. Then look and the mirror and do some soul searching about your own choices and heroes. True, the government doesn't work for you or me, but I'd submit you have a lot of opportunists here that would love to advance their own agendas here if they were given the slightest chance. Maybe you are in that category, too. Like Bob, you seem to feel that if I don't agree with you, I am somehow in bed with the enemy. Here's hoping the vapid, short-sighted brain impotence you are suffering from right now clears up with the date rolling over. I don't plan on being SOL, and I've made basic preps for my family and me. But heaven forbid, I would never want that to denote that I was within some sort of 'brotherhood' with your ilk.
Regards, of course.
-- Bad Company (email@example.com), December 10, 1999.
Diane, you're such an idiot. Now go ahead and delete my post.
-- Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 1999.
johnny, go to hell you traitor! You are a blind fool! BTW, the economists didn't see the Great Depression coming ether! They were blinded by greed and self-delusions of security and greatness, along with most people today. You reap what you sew, fool! We've been stabbed in the back by our leaders, and america is headed for slavery or destruction! I hope you wake up before you're stupidity gets you killed...
-- Crono (Crono@timesend.com), December 10, 1999.
Clearly Maria didn't read the above linked thread either.
You're so... transparent, Maria.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), December 10, 1999.
Bad Company, take some Prozak, please! You are clearly agitated about this whole Y2K thing and urgently need medication. You also didn't listen to a think I said. If you REALLY think that Y2K is not a big deal, then you wouldn't even BE HERE getting all upset at the doomers, you just wouldn't care. GOT THAT???
-- Ohio Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 1999.
I saw Troll Maria once. She is about 4'10" tall, with bowlegs, and hands that reach nearly to her knees. Her hands are huge, with short fat fingers that look like sausages about to split their too-tight casings. She has dark, stringy hair touching her ears and eyebrows (well, her single uni-brow, anyway) in a bowl cut. It was a little frightening when she smiled...her teeth are perfectly square and all the same size, like chiclets...only brown. But, the thing that scared me most (her body odor and the thick, matted armpit hair visible in her sleeveless blouse were merely repulsive, not frightening) was noticing, as she walked away (kind've trundled from side-to-side, really), that from behind she looked, for all the world, like a sack of puppies going to the river.
-- (StinkyTroll@is.she), December 10, 1999.
Wow, whats going on in here? Seems to me Bad Company is alot like an uncle of mine who passed away. Self absorbant and arrogant.!!! Maria, why you down on Diane? All she was doing was advising. My arent the trolls gettin testy as time draws close?
-- consumer (email@example.com), December 10, 1999.