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Death will spread her wings across the land! Cannibalism to become common.

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How can any sane individual ignore the truth that there are gonna be a whole lotta dead people around in the next year and a half? There will be so many dead that it will be impossible to bury them all. Mass cremation will be the only solution. I could even see these turning into BBQ's for the hungary survivors left-ever hear of the Donner Party and their adventures? Ever read Lucifer's Hammer? My guess is that canniablism becomes standard practice in the next couple years. But then again people could get sick if they ate people who starved to death or died of disease. Anyone care to add anything here.

( Will cannibalism happen? (lotsa@deadpeople.com), February 17, 1999


Someone mentioned not letting the wood stove damp too low....along those lines, hubby and I have decided to stock up on blankets for all of us and heavy duty blanket sleepers for the four year old and plan on keeping each other warm at first, as smoke coming out of the fireplace means, "Come HERE!" In other words, we will not even start a fire in the fireplace unless we are freezing to death or the worst of the civil unrest is over. BTW, we live in a suburb of Dallas so we can get away with this. I know some people in the burbs who are buying generators for crying out loud. Yeah, that's what I want--all the damn lights on in my house when everyone else's are out!

The plywood on the windows is a good idea....we have bought a bunch of 6 mil black polyethylene film to darken the windows but I like the idea of the broken glass in the front yard..

Hey how bout a sign in the front yard that says:


Think that'll do it? STaying LOw

( staying low (stayinglow@burbs.com), February 16, 1999.

uh, guys...I think Dieter may have a point this time. Art's advice to

" Have simple hand signals. The signal to shoot the person nearest to you can be raising your hands at your sides. The all clear signal can be wiping sweat off your face. "

could lead to some unintended and pretty disastrous situations.

( a (a@a.a), February 17, 1999.


Paranoia is well justified. This is a police state. No less so because the iron hand is in a velvet glove. This became a police state when "peace officers" became "police officers", making sure (policing) you will obey the myriad of statute laws passed to control you in all aspects of your life, from how many guns of what type you can own, how much money you can move around without being criminalized, to what sorts of herbs and chemicals you can ingest, to deciding who you have to deal with (anti-discrimination) laws, when you can drive in what traffic lane ...

In the Y2K area, the government has shown it cannot be trusted. The reason could be stupidity or nefariousness. Take your pick.

You want those clowns or a-holes (take your pick) to know your business?

( A (A@AisA.com), February 14, 1999.


Have you by any chance seen de Jagers' metamorphosis recently from bear to beanie baby. Why the u-turn? He has been bought off or leaned on or cracked up.

( Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), February 11, 1999.

De Jager is definitely an expert if anyone can be. But he is one who, for whatever reason, has lost his integrity, his mind, and he has turned around to feed us sleepy-bedtime stories. Perhaps he's sold his soul to the government and helps them in their campaign to "calm the public", perhaps he is acting alone, afraid himself of the public panic and crashing economy. Whatever his motive, he is now not telling the truth anymore.

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), February 14, 1999.


I'm not fond of Clinton or his friends, either, having worked in a top branch of Arkansas state government in the 70s--and been fired and blacklisted in Little Rock. Try supporting yourself and a young child on THAT sort of record. Want to hear how I lost my house because I couldn't get a job for three months, despite 52 interviews? The 53rd was conducted by a transplanted Scot--and he hired me, thank God. I'm happy to report that the head of the office was indicted not long ago. Anyway, let's stipulate that Clinton and his administration are whitewashing more than Whitewater and they can't be trusted on ANYthing. Those on Clinton's case seem to be taking care of the problem all right. For my part, I don't have enough energy to go after Clinton as well; I need all I've got to prepare for Y2k. I think there are enough direct connections to show Clinton and the administration are screwing up royally over Y2K, tangents about sexual proclivities don't help me. I'm much more interested in who's got Aladdin lamps available, who's got the best bargains on canned veggies this week, and just what can be read between the lines of government and business reports so I can better plan.

( Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), February 11, 1999

( http://hv.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=000Rnt ( Anyone willing to bet that the majority of pollyannas are under 30? I didn't say "all," I said "majority." I hypothesize that those who can remember (or appreciate) life before Sputnik constitute the vast majority of doombrooders. Those in the middle age range will remember the energy shortages of the mid-70s and lean towards doombrooding. Doombrooders of tender age have probably experienced a devastating tornado, hurricane, flood, brushfire or earthquake. In short, adverse experience separates the pragmatists from the idealists. (We wrinklies are on intimate terms with Murphy and his associates.) ( ( -- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), January 31, 1999.


So, you are going to learn COBOL, and help bail us out of this mess? With your attitude, I know you'll introduce more fucking problems than you'll solve, you dumb basterd! Shove it up your ass, and blow me you stupid cunt!

( Sysman (our_govt@work.gov), January 30, 1999.

2) The President IS lying. He has proven himself to be a consistent and regular liar, so why should this issue be any different? He is not a stupid man (reckless and impulsive, yes, but not stupid). And neither is he uninformed. The CIA, FBI, Senate, House, Navy, and a hundred other agencies have hinted around if not come straight out and said we will have serious problems. He has the most inside information of anyone in the country, and should therefore have the clearest picture of anyone in the country. How can he NOT believe we will have large scale failures?

I only hope that Lewinsky is what he's remembered for, and not Y2K.

cavscout (wondering where@we're. headed), November 13, 1999.


-- (Ladylogic@.......), February 17, 2000

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