"And for most Americans, they probably won't experience any Y2K glitches at all." --- John Koskinen ***Does he mean 130,000,000 Americans (less than half of all Americans) WILL experience an impact from Y2K glitches???greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Let's see...if 65,000,000 Americans are killed/sent to the hospital due to toxic gas leaks, explosions, radiation sickness, etc, and another 65,000,000 Americans experience "minor problems", all resulting from Y2K "glitches", and all other Americans get lucky and don't experience any glitches, Mr. Koskinen will indeed be correct. "...most Americans (still) won't experience any Y2K glitches at all."
I would like to know number of fatilities directly related to Y2K "glitches" in the U.S. that Mr. Koskinen/the U.S. Government considers..."acceptable" ???
Mr. Koskinen/the U.S. Government obviously considers some level of fatilities acceptable for they surely haven't taken the "better to err on the side of caution" approach. I wonder why? Could it be BIG CORPORATE $$$ and the economy/stock market boom are more important to Mr. Koskinen and our elected government officials than saving a few American lives???
So, what's the number of "acceptable casualities in the U.S., Mr. Koskinen? 10? 50? 100? 1,000? 10,000? 100,000? 130,000,000? (I think this is about what he expects in a "worst case scenario", from his statement above.)
Still, I forgive you all.
-- GoldReal (GoldReal@aol.com), December 27, 1999
Gold: It was their role in this whole mess to be stupid. They played their part well.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), December 27, 1999.
I am reminded that only 25% were out of work during the great depression. It's not the glitches that hurt. It's the repercussions.
-- Reporter (email@example.com), December 27, 1999.
-- GoldReal (GoldReal@aol.com), December 27, 1999.
Wow GoldReal. With a "stretch" like that, you'd make a very good Gary North.
-- CD (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 27, 1999.
The gov has always believed in ACCEPTABLE LOSSES.
-- preparing (email@example.com), December 27, 1999.