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short time lurker here..are there any links to opinions etc re: Feb 29 potential problems? thanks to all for insight into oil situation..having hard time keeping wife focused on ongoing,continueing glitches..we are using prep goods and not replenishing as I feel we should..also not being familar with all the abbreviations used here,does /can anyone explain/describe what they mean..I can figure out many, but many escape my understanding..thanks to all
-- marlin case (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 23, 2000
Much of the forum has moved past Y2K as it duds out.
My personal opinion of 2/29/00: 1/1/00 on a ten-thousandth scale. If you thought rollover was horrible, take one ten-thousandth of that. If you thought rollover was uneventful, ignore preparing for 2/29.
Be prepared for the same round of REAl SOON NOW-ers extending the 2/29 issue into the following weeks. Ignore them, and ignore 1/1/01 while you're at it.
ALWAYS stay prepped for real disasters besides Y2K; physical ones (climate; earthquakes; fire), especially, or personal ones. Nothing wrong about being ready when the local power croaks. Even if it's not Y2K-related you'll still be cold and dark.
-- I'mSo (email@example.com), January 23, 2000.
OT-off topic of y2k
GI--get it (understands y2k's potential severity)
DWGI--don't wanna get it (doesn't want to understand)
Any specific abbreviations to which you refer?
Also, Gary North covers the domino effect of fuel shortages, have you taken your wife to his site? Once she realizes the role oil plays in food manufacturing (fertilizer, pesticides, shipping, processing (canning, bagging, refridgeration), not to mention delivery, than she will be rightly frightened.
-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), January 23, 2000.