On This Day Pre-Y2K

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March 23, 1999 Permalink

Was at barber shop and barber told some waiting customers that I was the local computer doomsday fellow that thought that the year 2000 was going to kill all the computers. One man said he thought maybe it might be like the goverment is saying and he was not goung to do anything extra.

The fellow satting next to me said I live in an all electric home and he was not sure, but his brother had bought generators, food and a trailer to camp out. Silence you could cut with a knife. So I just said I said my motto is I like to be warm,eat,and take baths and if there was a possibality that computers was going tro stop me from getting those things, I was the doomsday fellow.

Its getting harder to be GI. But thats the reason I’m a GI. Nobody much is believing it can happen. If the average citizen that don’t know a thing about computers or chips, or embedded chips and have never had any reason th stop and think about these things? That makes me think that the higher ups are not too different from them.

Thats why I’m a 10 because CEO-CIO, AEO. PEO, DD, waited to late to start thinkng about it.

—Lon, Time Bomb 2000 Forums (LUSENET), 03/23/99

Let me give you my definition of “stockpiling” and “hoarding” : Stockpiling is Planned Preparation - alot of thought goes into what you decide to buy and store for use next year, including deciding what you are NOT going to buy. Hoarding is unplanned, panic buying with no thought whatsoever as to what you would use, instead it grabs whatever it can because of fear.

My parents were, and still are, farmers. When I and my siblings were growing up on the farm, my mother canned, bought supplies when she could, and ended up with a year’s supply of food every year for that event known as winter. No one thought we were crazy - just the opposite. We were a family of six, so believe me, there was plenty to store for eating in the winter. Fact is, that was the basics of what we had to eat in the winter. Don’t feel bad. Remember, you do what you want to make your family prepared and safe - and ignore the others. I don’t know if you are a Christian, but I am. In Proverbs 22:3 it says “The wise person sees danger and prepares, but the foolish do nothing and suffer the consequences.” You are wise to prepare - all of us GI’s are! And we will be blessed for it!

—luann, Time Bomb 2000 Forums (LUSENET), 03/23/99

I don’t know about you, but I am getting rather tired of being referred to as “an enemy of the state” simply because I am storing food and water. Does it cause a food shortage because I purchased a case of canned peaches to eat at a later date? Did we have a shortage of shoes because Emelda Marcos “stockpiled over 500 pairs? I don’t think so! The shortage will come the end of 1999 when the panic hits and all the DGIs decide it is time to take precautions at the last minute. I know you all know this, I just had to blow off a little steam and there was no one else to talk to at the moment.

—linda, Time Bomb 2000 Forums (LUSENET), 03/23/99

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