Did We Win Yet?

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Well, think we've got the public convinced yet?

1. A car stalled in the middle of the road, think it was Y2K related. 2. The light bulb at the hubber's house is out, Y2K you think? 3. Stoplight blinks at different time of day, Y2K? 4. Down aircraft, not for sure, oh boy, here we go, Y2K!

This has got to be the most pathetic forum I've ever read.

I've learned more about Y2K in the past week, than ever before. I think people want something to happen.

Because it didn't, we have to prove we were right, no matter what. Lets post anything and get a rise out the general public, because after all, we are right, they are wrong. We have to prove we were right, no matter what.

I prepared because of a possible danger, I'm ready now. Your ready now.

What are you trying to prove here?

I bet there are still those that go to work and someone says "Well Joe, got any food to share, ha ha", and the reply is, " well, an aircraft went down, of course, they won't say its Y2K, but, you better be ready".

Hey, the worst thing to eat is "Crow", for goodness sake people, get over it, the postings on this board are embarrassing to say the least.

I've started telling people that ask, No, I never prepared, why? Because of forums like this. cork p.s. I didn't spend the money I did because of a glitch that could be fixed in an hour or so, so why post it? To prove a point? What point? That you spent a year preparing because of a glitch? Get over it.

-- cork (corcorab@hotmail.com), January 06, 2000


Make sure you do your homework. A big portion of what I saw projected indicates problems maybe starting towards the end of January and building through late summer - as problems build up in the legacy systems. I am holding my breath for Jan 15 on. The financial markets, gold and oil are not acting like we are past the shoals.

-- REvans (vrevans@bigfoot.com), January 06, 2000.

You've got a point, but really, this forum hasn't got any worse in the last six months. It's always been heavy on speculation and supposition. Remember, it's intended to be a doomer forum, and I don't mean that in a judgemental way.

What's disappointing is that the cries of WOLF! haven't died down any since the rollover non-event. Remember the tiresome shrieking about gold rocketing, the market plunging, the food panic starting? Again, when the market did it's usual January dip, it was The End.

Before you accuse me of being a polly, I'm still waiting patiently for the data errors (hidden and otherwise) to foul up payments, tax and benefits. But those will take time.

I agree that it's well past time to face up to the horrible, terrifying reality that the utilities are going to keep working. And there's no shutdown of JIT manufacturing yet (despite non-stories like the Saturn production pause). What happened to inventories measured in hours?

Ah, what's the point? We're dealing with a belief system here. If you believed that the utilities were going down, then you're not going to change your mind now, are you?

-- Servant (public_service@yahoo.com), January 06, 2000.

gee, cork, if the postings here embarass you, why come here?

-- (just@a.thought), January 06, 2000.

Because the news is telling the general public it may not be over.

Looking for any realistic problems, not the local news. cork.

-- cork (corcorab@hotmail.com), January 06, 2000.

Well, Servant, would you accept that I was "worried" that the utilities "could" go down??

I do recall that most of those whose advice I was listening to were more concerned about the time period after 01-15-2000.

So, I had a deadline, got stuff done, now I have fewer worries.

It will be VERY difficult to determine what problems or effects are caused by Y2K related errors from the outside. It will have to be pretty major before we hear THAT admission.

A long, slow, grind down of the economy, if such a thing happens, will be rough, but not a meltdown. I *still* expect an 8.5, major depression, but have dropped the "++++". I can deal with that, if there is work to be had, I will find it.

So, I overprepped (I mean REALLY). I'll deal with it. I LIKE my job. I like electricity.

Life is good. Doomers have the unique privelege of being HAPPY when they are wrong. {BG}

-- mushroom (mushroom_bs_too_long@yahoo.com), January 06, 2000.

Is there any proof that data errors will take time? What is this being based on?

I hear it continually, is it the same theory as all the problems with the role over?

Not on any side, just don't understand where all this comes from.

Why wouldn't a data error show up immediately? 1 + 1 = 3, wouldn't that show immediately?

Wouldn't people start complaining of bank error immediately? cork p.s. not debating, just need schooling.

-- cork (corcorab@hotmail.com), January 06, 2000.

Geeze, Louise, cork.

Give it a rest.

I've said it before, and I will gladly say it again:

The American Red Cross is NOT an alarmist organization.

Some of us remember the day, last December, when it began dispensing Y2k advice. JUST in case.

In one of my previous incarnations as a medical reporter, I remember telling people how to recognize the signs of a heart attack. How many of them took notes on what I wrote?

My guess would be "zip," "zero," etc. My beloved older brother, a law enforcement officer who dropped dead of a heart attack in his mid-forties, was probably one of those who did not take notes.

Over time, however, (when the message was repeated by many others of my "ilk,") folks began to remember. Pain in the left shoulder, heavy sweating, jaw pain, pressure so intense that one might feel as though an elephant was sitting on one's chest, etc.

How does this relate to Y2k?

THANKS to the alleged "Y2k doom-brood," more people than ever before (at least since the "Duck and Cover" days of the cold war) now know how much water they should have on hand for ANY type of emergency situation, etc.

We pampered Americans have learned something from this experience.

I think that's a good thing. Why?

Read your history books.


-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), January 06, 2000.

Yes - just like I so needed to know all about the internal combustion engine. Whew. What a blessing...

-- Larry McMurtry (ltcomm@rts.com), January 06, 2000.

Yeah, stick a sock in it. Get back on the porch!

-- Porky (Porky@in.cellblockD), January 06, 2000.

I do recall that most of those whose advice I was listening to were more concerned about the time period after 01-15-2000.

Who's advice did you listen to? Who did you believe the most?

Who do you feel was most convincing?

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), January 06, 2000.

Personally, I believe in the philosophies of Bozo the Clown.

-- Larry McMurtry (lmcmurtry@dove.com), January 06, 2000.

I'm with you, Cork. I prepped and I am not sorry. It is a lifestyle thing. I am enjoying the fruits of my prepping at this very moment, but now that 1/1/2000 has come and gone, I feel that more evidence, heck ANY evidence is needed....I guess most folks talking here today, just don't feel as we do..

If it makes you feel any better, they WERE here, but they vanished to the prep forum and from this forum altogether. Some still drop in from time to time though. The shine has rubbed off the Y2K penny and some folks just want to see it glisten as in the days of old.

Take heart, you are not alone. Just adapt a more independent mind set to go with that independent lifestyle you're sporting. Increase your hide thickness several centimeters and you'll do just fine.

Smile, it's looking very good. At least Psychotic doesn't want to drop a chemical plant on you!


-- Ynott (Ynott@incorruptible.com), January 06, 2000.

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