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We're having our escalated polly/doomer scuffles now, during the [fantastic and hardly anticipated] lull...

If we get a Bhopal somewhere, and many are hurt or killed.....

This bullshit better not continue.

We need to stop the war, now. Maybe Feb. 1, we can resume but in the meantime, if you must jack with we doomers, keep it light, possibly with a sense of humor.

Know whatta mean, Vern?

-- lisa (, January 03, 2000


Maybe, with an emphasis on maybe, we already did get at least one major y2k related incident, in India as a matter of fact.

Ten People Dead in New Delhi Fire caused by electirc power surge: experts puzzled: Times of india

-- Carl Jenkins (, January 03, 2000.

You know what is the saddest and scaryist thing, lisa@work? If there is a Bhopal, it will instantly be sanctioned "not Y2k related." And the pollies will sing-song all the while.

They will jack, they must jack, and they will continue to jack, regardless of what happens from here out.

The bullshit will continue, and the pollies will have no part of keeping things light and offering a sense of humor. That is a job for us doomers.

Later, Cap.

-- semper paratus (who_cares@about.vern?), January 03, 2000.


Several questions:

1) How often did you read the Times of India before Jan. 1? I sort of hesitate to use the term "read" however. Somehow you manage to intake maybe 10-20% of the information in printed material in a selective, confused, disjointed way. Maybe I should ask "How often did you SKIM the Times of India HEADLINES before Jan. 1?

2) Yes or No: It is possible for an electrical or mechanical device to fail without it being Y2K related?

-- John Krempasky (, January 03, 2000.

I am concerned that the polarizing effect that was born out of pollys pride and arrogance may not bode well for them when hard times arrive. I suppose some doomers are guilty of same, but IMO, based on all the threads I've read today, the pollys have been brutal. Right now, I'd be inclined to let 'em all starve.

-- I am (, January 03, 2000.

Forgot to point out that calling the India fire "A major Y2K-related incident" is about the most asinine thing I've ever seen on this forum" Carl.

The desperation for Y2K related disasters is comical on this board. I'm learning all electrical fires everywhere in the world are ALWAYS Y2K related. I'm learning a traffic jam in Rome (known for its pleasant, wide, uncrowded streets and courteous drivers the world over :-) after a major event downtown with 150,000 people attending is a Y2K problem. I'm learning that electrical towers falling into rivers months ago is Y2K related.

The media is full of biased, incompetent boobs, particularly on technical issues, but there isn't a journalist in the world, even the lead propagandist for the North Korea News, that I would replace with you.

-- John Krempasky (, January 03, 2000.

"Methinks thou dost protest too strongly!", if they weren't threatened by the thought of real Y2K problems, they wouldn't bother protesting so vehemently. Too bad people who don't want to share information try to prevent others of like minds from doing so.

-- Tom (, January 03, 2000.

John K. - interesting - is an example of professional 'rendonites'.

-- lisa (, January 03, 2000.

Now *that's* what I call interesting!

An actual outted, paid shill in our midst?


-- Ron Schwarz (, January 03, 2000.

Seems BBC is reporting a deadly head-on passenger train collision.

-- lisa (, January 04, 2000.

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