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Re: y2k/gary north delusions (fwd)

Jim Choate wrote:
> Forwarded message:
> > Subject: Re: y2k/gary north delusions (fwd)
> > Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 19:21:36 -0600 (CST)
> > From: [email protected] (Igor Chudov @ home)
> > > True enough, but that sort of stuff takes more than a week or two. The
> > > various cities could go around setting up port-a-potties and latrines in
> > > parks with plastic liners for easy removal, etc.
> > > 
> > > It isn't nearly the civilization shaking event some would make of it.
> > 
> > Well, at least shitting is not going to be the hardest part of it.
> True enough. Power, water, police, fire, etc. will come back pretty quickly
> if anyone notices it was ever down. The really poor won't notice anything.
> The most effected would be the wealthy. There will be outbreaks in Compton
> and similar ilk but by no stretch of the imagination will it become a
> conflagration. That's the beauty of an armed populace. Even if the police
> don't respond it'll burn out as the front of rioters thin with increasing
> radius and the odds go down.
> I'd bet the delivery of foodstuffs to the store wouldn't slow down one bit.
> It's possible to run a combine without the GPS. The trucks are driven by
> people, they're loaded by fork-lifts. And you'll need to hunt long and hard
> for a commercial freezer with a clock in it.
> I've never seen a damn that didn't have manual gate controls so flood
> control and hydro-electric will come back pretty quickly. The actual switch
> control panel in power plants have manual over-rides everywhere. Ditto for
> electric power grids.
> Mass transportation like trains and aircraft will be effected. Individual
> transportation like cars won't stop.
> Inconvenient and expensive, you betcha. The decline of western civilization,
> not hardly.

It's a flexible society.

	- Igor.