Excerpts: Y2k Czar Koskinen speaks to national press club

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Excerpts: Y2k Czar Koskinen speaks to national press club

-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), December 15, 1999


If things are bad I hope he remembers all the times he said to prepare for a 3 day storm...brother! I don't know how he can sleep at night.

-- More Dinty Moore (dac@ccrtc.com), December 15, 1999.

Dinty, can you imagine the after effects of a three day, direct hit hurricane? Look what Mitch did to Honduras!

So, what does this guy mean by three day storm? That's one hell of a storm. If an ice storm lasted three days the army wouldn't even be moving. You'd have people buried alive, locked into their homes and frozen to death.

If a three day ice storm hit every city in the US at once it would take **years** to rebuild it all. There wouldn't be one power line left standing, not one train running, not one road passable through the maze of twisted wreckage.

Now if he means a storm whose effects only take three days to overcome, that is a horse of a different color - and a point that I don't expect him to elucidate any time soon.

All I can say is that if you haven't lived through a direct hit hurricane that lasted a mere few hours, or an ice storm, then you don't get the lyrics to, "When the Levee Breaks", and it's no wonder you feel fine.

-- paul leblanc (bronyaur@gis.net), December 15, 1999.

>I don't know how he can sleep at night.

I think some people in such positions will commit suicide during the year of 2000. Seriously.

-- Paula (chowbabe@pacbell.net), December 15, 1999.

A 3-day storm is usually not a big deal if every other place has all it's infrastructure in place, but a 3-day storm that hits the whole world at the same time is a little more interesting.

-- Liz (lizpavek@hotmail.com), December 15, 1999.

I serious doubt it -- this ain't Japan, after all. No Oriental face-saving gestures are in the cards for those bullshiting jerks who have no feelings of guilt. Only way they'll get theirs is if its given to them by someone else.

-- (sam@urai.com), December 15, 1999.

Please make sure and print his remarks.

You may be asked to be a juror at the tribunal. :-(

-- cgbg jr (cgbgjr@webtv.net), December 15, 1999.

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