We did all this for a reason!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Everyone went to prepare for Y2K as a what if. The postings on this site didn't demand that people run to the store to but guns, ammo, food, etc. All this was done to ensure safety of themselves and their family. I'm 16 years old, and I can even see that the fact that nothing is happening at the moment is a great success, and this is no time to be pointing fingers or laying the blame on anyone. It was better to be prepared than not, and we'll just have to see what happens, as this isn't the last of it. Happy New Year!
-- Lindsay D. Cleal Jr. (email@example.com), January 01, 2000
Lindsay, you're quite correct. No offense should be taken by pollies (like me, I guess) of people who were simply advising preparation. My belief is that this constituted a majority of individuals here. However, to the bastards like Paula, who claimed repeatedly that 4 billion would die via y2k....and that ilk....well, I hope they especially enjoy the New Year. They were counterproductive to your message all along and yet, most disappointingly, your 'crew' failed to tell them to take a hike.
Have a nice 2000.
-- Bad Company (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
Yeah Lindsay!! You Go!! I feel exactly the way you do!! I'm glad I made preps whether I need them or not and I'm awesomely glad that things are going so well!! Happy New Year!!
-- Diane (DDEsq2002@juno.com), January 01, 2000.
You are the future, Lindsay. I hope that you and your generation approach the problems that you will encounter with as much intelligence and wisdom as you have shown in your post here. If so, then the world may indeed be a safer and saner place in the next millennium, and the human race may indeed have the opportunity to reach it's fullest potential.
Happy New Year to you!
-- (Thank@You.Lindsay), January 01, 2000.
You da man! (hope you're a guy) While not expecting a societal collapse, I also didn't expect things to go quite as well as they have so far. My actions were risk management, plain and simple. Most of us here felt similar and took precautions to provide for our families in case an emergency arose. We are all pleased to expect that the provisions will not be needed. Oh well. I'll use the extra batteries to power my Walkman (I love smooth jazz, especially Gregg Karukas). A great year 2000 to Lindsay and to all of you. May any disruptions be few and manageable.
Happy New Year!!!!!
-- haha (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
Yeah, this is a guy...
-- Lindsay D. Cleal Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
Preparations are always prudent, and sometimes come in handy (floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.) The unknowns y2k poses make them especially reasonable.
There are probably many people, however, who were turned off by the extremists and didn't prepare. After all, they figured, nutballs have been predicting the end of the world throughout recorded history. Wrong every time. I think the more fanatical y2k cultists did more harm than good for their cause.
-- Flint (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.