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The documents pointed to in this thread will help you in your efforts to deal with the year 2000 problem in your community. (For more detail on this category, see the "Tools (people can use): Overview" thread...

-- Bill (, June 07, 1998


Year 2000 Overview - Gary Alan Halonen


This report provides a starting point for the consideration of techniques for all organizations - be they governments, financial institutions, public utilities, manufacturers, small business people, community organizations, churches, individuals - to help allay public fears and possible panic caused by Y2K induced "mission critical" computer system failures.

Year 2000 Overview

-- Gary Alan Halonen (, June 07, 1998.

Harlan Smith's "Synergistic Mitigation and Contingency Preparation" proposal

"The underlying concept of this proposal is to focus mitigation resources on an 'Austere Infrastructure' that would be sufficient to minimally support our populations and provide a robust repair base for those elements of our infrastructure that fail as a result of the calendar 'rollover' to 2000-01-01. This concept acknowledges the fact that a full remediation effort is perceived to require more expenditure of effort than can reasonably be accomplished in the 593 total working and non-working days, prior to 2000-01-01."

Harlan Smith's enlightened infrastructure solutions contribution. Make key people aware of this report. Email them the URL - - or print it out and mail or hand it to them.

"My philosophy has been to always go to the top if you can. Get the people in charge, concerned and motivated to get the tough questions answered. We may be disappointed with what we find out but at least we know where we stand. I've since sent Harlan Smith's "Synergistic Mitigation And Contingency Preparedness" to that Y2K project manager along with one to the Premier of Ontario and every Canadian member of Parliament. I'd like them to be reading the same Plan when the time for serious contingency planning comes front and center." - Gary Allan Halonen

Synergistic Mitigation and Contingency Preparation

There is also a set of "Proposal Distribution Guidelines" you can use to make it simpler to get this document into the hands of key people in your community or elsewhere ASAP. Click here to utilize them.

-- Harlan Smith (, June 07, 1998.

Year 2000 Reports by pastor Chris Bayor:

"These reports and were written for our church. They are posted here as an example of how this local pastor is dealing with Y2K in his local church."

"What youre about to read is real; it is the truth. It is not overstated; in fact, if anything, it is understated. It is provided to inform you of a potential worldwide disaster if not taken seriously."

Pastor Chris Bayor's Y2K Intro

"This second report on the year 2000 (Y2K) bug will deal with services critical to everyday life such as water, food, electricity, transportation, medical supplies, etc.

Pastor Chris Bayor's Y2K Report 2

Printable. If you want to use either or both of these reports in your community, go the URLs, download or print them...

-- Bill (, June 07, 1998.

These documents are now also accessible and printable/useable from web pages. They can be accessed from the Millennium Salons home page (as all those listed above can) - - Just click the "Tools You Can Use" link...

Wayne Schmacher's Letter to Community Elected Officials -
"I'm sending this letter to local officials including mayors, city council members, county commissioners, and others... Perhaps this will move us further along in developing community awareness and preparedness... If anyone wishes to use or adapt, please help yourself... (Persistence has to work sooner or later!)"

Let's Not Be Blind Sided By Y2K! - By Wayne Schumacher, Southern Oregon University
"An informal paper prepared for the Ashland Coalition Committee: Ashland Community Hospital, Ashland Police Department, Ashland School District, Chamber of Commerce, City of Ashland, Community Works, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, among others... Feel free to duplicate, photo copy, forward, and freely distribute this informal paper."

Pam's Unofficial C.S.Y2k FAQ (draft, 1998-04-04) -
By Pam Hystad, with contributions and suggestions from John Stockton, Flint Cowden, Harlan Smith, and others... "This FAQ provides brief introductory answers to common questions regarding the Year 2000 problem. It is a general starting point for further research into specific areas of concern. The material presented here is as timely and accurate as is possible at this time."

-- Bill (, June 17, 1998.

Very Important Notice:

A new product to add to your on-line y2k supplies store:

Most candles are made with a carcinogenic toxic substance: paraffin. Paraffin is the left over residue from gasoline refining. Candleworks offers a clean-burning, 100% natural solution: Long burning candles made from soybean oil grown in America's Heartland. Each candle burns 60 hours $44 for one dozen (shipping is included in price): one dozen provides 720 hours of emergency light. These candles are safe, non-toxic and burn clean without the black soot created by paraffin.

We will pay your company a commision. Phone Mike Richards at 319-337-6316

-- Mike Richards (, April 17, 1999.

Greetings, friends.

The Aprotech Rocket Stove that so many folks have heard about over the last few years now has a web site. Check it out at:


This is a very special stove, developed by the Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon, specifically for use in developing nations whose fuel resources need to be highly conserved. It's proved to be the ideal camping/back yard stove if you're not packing it around.

Coyote has improved the original design considerably, increasing the draft and therefore the efficiency of the stove. I highly recommend this stove - you can boil a pot of water with a small handful of twigs, and it's almost smokeless because the stove burns the fuel so completely.


Cynthia at Red Barn

-- cabeal (, September 29, 1999.

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