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Scary Gary vs. Y2K: the latest bout with the bug.
I just received the latest issue of Gary North's REMNANT REVIEW (Vol. 27, No.1, 618, January 14, 2000) today. While admitting to being wrong about TV TEOTWAWKI (my term for a massive blackout in major cities around the world as midnight circled the globe) he's still not sure it's all over.
He's still worried about banking
"The media are basically assuming ANIMAL FARM banking: All banks are compliant, but some are more compliant than others." And: " but the code is still broken. I suspect that it is more badly broken in Latin American banks than U.S. banks. The point is, the overall international banking system has not yet been proven compliant. Wait a few months." He also can find no rational reason for the Japanese to be able to fix 49 banks in a shorter time period and only about $5 million spent on each bank when Citicorp (which is smaller than any of the Japanese top ten banks) took longer and spent $600 million.
Gary is still worried about databases
"My fear has been the erosion of information leading to bankruptcies of suppliers and large producers." And: "The code is still broken. It isn't so badly broken as I thought it would be on January 1, but it is still broken."
North mentions " Cory Hamasaki, who had always dismissed the [imbedded] chips problem. He always argued, and continues to argue, that it is the large enterprise systems that will have the problems. These problems will be with us for months, possibly a year, he thinks."
Gary is still worried about the Stock Market
Referencing "The mysterious Y2K doomster, Infomagic, [who] calls this bubble.com." North concludes after two more paragraphs: "So the bursting of the Internet stock mania appears to be at hand."
North believes "The problem has not really been solved, and the bug will reappear." He urges those of us with stockpiles not to toss it out but to "Save it for a rainy day."
Before concluding that "I do not think Y2K is over." North states "I presented a three-year warning of what I truly believed was a live and death problem facing the world. So far, my assessment has been proven wrong."
I know some of us on this board suspect the Arab cartel may not be withholding oil to raise prices but because they are having trouble getting it out of the ground, but North made no mention of oil at all.
The seeming slight increase in industrial accidents around the globe might be attributable to our heightened awareness or Y2K glitches. North however, didn't take that out either.
Although he fell flat on his face in front of millions, Gary North did something a lot of others found excuses for avoiding: he actually did what he thought was right.
"The world's greatest excuse pales in the face of mediocre performance." Desert (Yes, you may quote me.) Dave
-- David Craig (DesertDave@aol.com), January 19, 2000
Got that issue today too. Gary, after today's posts, I almostt think you back-pedaled too fast. Now that you've shown yourself contrite and are cleansed, get back into it and find those stories ......
-- Squirrel Hunter (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.
I had always read/heard embedded chips. Correct me if incorret.
-- snikpoh (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
dear dave, i agree totally with you. here is a response i wrote late last night on another threat (which is not archived under uncategorized threads, entitled gary north repenteth 1-18-99) *******************************************************************
i don't think anyone should be casting stones. another thread here said that he (g north)claimed to be a prophet, and then several people were saying they could never support someone like that. i responded that on his y2k site he never made any such claim to my knowledge, and i did read a lot of his site. nothing ever gave me that impression. so now i went and read this rather lengthy article (Ice) and while i don't agree with every point of his theology, i certainly am more convinced than ever that he never considered himself a prophet. read it yourself before you judge. this is a very sincere and honest man and if he erred on the side of caution, so what? he followed his conscience. i believe he was sincerely trying to help others and i believe that in fact he did. i have seen very few people comment that they are sorry for the preparations they made. and if people are regretting it now and if they based their entire decision on what one man said, then i think they are very foolish. there were plenty of others who believed the same thing or had very similar views. not everyone, however, was as vocal about it. also, if you will read this site you will see that mr north does not get any money from it (Ice). he never got any from his y2k site either. there were other sites that did charge money. this also appears to be a letter that is meant for a certain readership and not for the general public. so say what you will, i don't really think you have a leg to stand on. it's easy to make fun of people, it's sad when other people go along without even knowing the details or circumstances. it doesn't matter if things didn't happen as he thought they would. let us just be glad they didn't, and continue to watch so that we can be prepared both spiritually and physically for whatever may come. if there is no disruption in the economy, great. you will enjoy it more knowing that if something should occur you are not totally dependent on others. i continue to support gary north's effort as an act of concern for his fellow man.
-- boop (email@example.com), January 18, 2000.
-- boop (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
imbedded chips? I had always read/heard embedded chips
Either way works.
-- Dancr (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.
And don't forget to send Dr. North a contribution. (Fortunately Visa and Mastercard are working).
-- Butt Nugget (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
Gary North did the right thing by me. He sure woke me up; but prepping was my decision. I'm selling my gasoline to my dad at a discount, still I think I will keep some for myself. As to my "hill of beans" and tuna, does anyone have a bean & tuna casserole recipe? I'll probably donate to a food bank. I feel good for prepping. I never owned an inverter before, or a deep cycle battery.
-- Heckie (email@example.com), January 20, 2000.
Midnight munchies...hmmm, think I'll go have some of that tuna now!
-- jor-el (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 20, 2000.