Don't believe the spin- here's one reason why : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Greensboro, NC is on the expected failures list for water and sewer. There have been summertime drought conditions here for two summers in a row. Greensboro is already on water restrictions. It would not take much of a glitch at all to deprive the city of its water supply. Regardless of Y2k, Greensboro may have to buy water from some other location, yet the most accessible local supplies are having the same problem, historically low lake levels. As the water supply dries up, the remaining water is concentrating sludge and pollution, straining local facilities for treatment.

Toss in y2k and you have a city of over 200,000 people that will not be able to supply clean, safe water. If the sewer fails as well, the city will have to be evacuated until it is fixed. It is ridiculous to think that the National Guard will be able to truck in bottled water for that many people while at the same time dealing with similar problems elsewhere. Nor will they be able to 'requisition' water from folks in the country like me. Our own well is down 65 feet, and if we take any more out of it than we normally do on a daily basis, we will get dirt sludge. And we have a deep, artesian well! The dairy farmer across the road is already having serious problems watering his cows, and has to buy water in trucks, despite having 4 wells on his land.

Based on what I see locally, the Navy report's estimate of conditions here in NC seems right on the mark as far as water goes. Only a really shallow observer could fail to see that we are on a precipice already, and that Y2K could be just the right push......

Not to mention Raliegh, Cary, and Charlotte. If the water fails, where will all these hundreds of thousands of people go? Where? To 'internment camps'? Fugghetaboudit. The truth is, no one knows where they would go, not even the US guvmint. There is no way that such a mass movement of people could be co-ordinated in any way that would preclude a serious disaster.

After the Navy report hit the news, there was a local happy-face article in the Raliegh News and Observer reassuring us that our coffe machines would work! They were trivialising it and ridiculing the seriousness of the threat. But guess what was buried in a final paragraph of the article? An outright admission by the Greensboro city water utility that it IS NOT COMPLIANT AND IS UNLIKELY TO BE COMPLIANT IN TIME! I guess they thought no one would read past the coffee machine stuff. I am very angry at the attitude they have taken, but people are such sheep that they just pass over it and forget about it.

Look, folks, there is just no time for polly or doomer arguments. Any one with any sense in Greensboro right now is thinking water storage and purification. Our own governments. local and higher, have apparently decided to let God sort it out as to who lives or dies. Darwinism by neglect! Since they can't fix it and it is impossible for every one to prepare, they will just leave it up to us to be smart enough to see through the spin, and those that aren't, well, species reduction is Nature's Way. I consider this to be a criminal negligence of their duty to protect the public. We'll see what they say when they are brought to account by an angry public.

-- Forrest Covington (, August 22, 1999



Put things in perspective. They have to get ready for next years golf season. There will be water for that.


-- Z1X4Y7 (, August 22, 1999.


I agree with your assessment regarding their political spin.

Perhaps an angry public will bring back lynching.

And maybe the spinmeisters will schedule lengthy exotic vacations right before the rollover.

-- Randolph (, August 22, 1999.

Sharpen and shine your pitchforks ...
No, don't waste them on the locals. Use 'em for turning the compost pile for your garden.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, August 22, 1999.

That's serious Forrest!

In California, The City of Santa Cruz was having water problems that reduced the city to 50% rationing due to a "techincal glitch."

Then last night on the late evening news I caught a blip that said due to "leaks" Malibu, CA had run dry.

(I'll chase down the links and updated stories later).

Gotta' run.


-- Diane J. Squire (, August 22, 1999.


Run if you must, but you should not get histronic over these things. I've read the same reports as you; BUT, there will be a Greensboro Open.


-- Z1X4Y7 (, August 22, 1999.


Sorry about the extra n.



-- Z1X4Y7 (, August 22, 1999.

What to do?

I'll tell you what won't work first.

Population control won't work. Abortion won't work. Enforced water conservation won't work. Water meters won't work. The Lord will only laugh.

When a proud and arrogant nation votes in a psycopath and liar such as Bill Clinton (TWICE!) then that nation will reap the curses of God that we see popping up all around us everyday. Clinton, himself, is not the "cause" of our problems. He is the leader that God has determined we as a nation are worthy of. He is the very reflection of the ideals and morality that America holds dear and it's not a pretty picture. America, I am grieved to say, has become a stench in God's nostrils.

But if we repent, turn to Him whose mercies are new every morning, and pray and seek His face, He will open up the windows of heaven and pour out blessings and healing upon all the land. It will not matter whether a valley has 500 people or 5,000,000 people. If God has determined that rain will not fall, the rivers and wells will run dry and that the crops will wither on the vine then that will certainly come to pass.

If a state, region or valley is populated with many millions of people the Lord has no difficulty whatsoever in keeping the rivers and the wells full and the crops bountiful. Our problem is that we have turned from God and God will not be mocked. Not by any two-bit dictator in a third world banana Republic and not by the United States of America.

God have mercy on America.

S. David Bays, Prophet of the Lord of lords, Commander in Chief Army of the Lord, Jesus His Majesty

"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers." Ephesians 4:11

-- S. David Bays (, August 22, 1999.

OH Puhleeeeze!

-- Y2KGardener (, August 22, 1999.

S. David Bays:

America will not repent. That is why God is sending the judgments!

-- Randolph (, August 22, 1999.


I agree but perhaps maybe, a few will if they get the message. We are commanded to put out the message and give our Lord Jesus the glory and let Him deal with the consequences and those who mock. Y2K Gardener is not mocking me but the Lord of Glory and He does take it personal.

I want to thank Forrest Covington for the great post as usual.


-- S. David Bays (, August 22, 1999.

I would imagine the National Guard will have to dump as many people as they can out of nonfunctioning cities and into the countryside.If you live in a small town I would expect that come January 2000, you will have some SPECIAL guests dropped off on your doorstep."Excuse me sir,these people need a place to stay and they are thirsty,hungry and tired." "But I don't have any room for them and I am not sure I would have enough food to feed them.How long am I suppose let them stay here?" "Well,we are not sure but we have an emergency on our hands,we have orders,just do the best you can,BYE!

-- Stanley Lucas (, August 22, 1999.

Get a life randolph it is a flake like you that takes the lords name to push your view of life on all the normal people.And yes i do love the lord.

-- G Bailey (, August 22, 1999.

Stanley keep wishing it will be the people in the cities that will have to out to BFE to save your butt and your wife {cousin}.

-- G Bailey (, August 22, 1999.

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