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This updated announcement was posted at the GICC forum. Note the "media questioner" listed. From where I sit, having World Net Daily at this program lends it more credibility...um, er, NOT! But it does tend to send me ROFLMAO!
Update of Announcement for March 15, 2000 Panel Program on Current Y2K-Related Technology Problems
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Forwarded by ELSI from Dr. Paula Gordon (http://www.elsi.org/#GEORGE)
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 2000 PROGRAM
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Y2K GROUP PANEL PROGRAM LOOKS AT CURRENT Y2K-RELATED TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS: IS Y2K PAST OR IS IT AN ISSUE THAT REQUIRES CONTINUING ATTENTION?
EVENT: There have been numerous post January 1st plane and train crashes,nuclear power plant problems, chemical and manufacturing plant explosions and fires, refinery and pipeline explosions and fires, and fuel shortages.
Is the number of these larger than usual? Are any of these Y2K or embedded systems related? If so, why is there not continued public attention to these issues? Are public health and safety being compromised by insufficient public attention? Are public officials aware of the nature of the problems that are occurring? Two Wednesday Evening Panel Programs sponsored by The George Washington University's Y2K Group will discuss these concerns. A third program may be scheduled in May.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15 and April 12, 2000 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The George Washington University 103 Funger Hall, 22nd and G Streets NW Washington, D.C.
(Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro, blue and orange lines)
COST: Free and open to the public
Panelists for the March 15 panel:
Michael P. Harden, Ph.D., President and CEO of Century Technology Services,Inc. and author of the book published in 1998: "Failure is Not An Option:Declaring War on the Year 2000 Problem, A Winning Strategy for Business Managers and Executives"
Stuart H. Rodman, Director of Communications, Ecological Life Systems Institute ( http://www.elsi.org ) (Invited)
Frank Ojeda, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program, The National Institute for Standards and Technology ( http://y2khelp.nist.gov )
Mark Frautschi, Ph.D., The Center for Y2K and Society, author of an overview paper on embedded systems: "Embedded Systems and the Year-2000 Problem (The Other Year 2000 Problem) (http://www.tmn.com/~frautsch/y2k2.html )
Stuart Umpleby, Professor of Management Science and Director, Research Program for Social and Organizational Learning (RPSOL), The George Washington University, author of numerous articles on Y2K (http://www.gwu.edu/~y2k/keypeople/umpleby )
Paula Gordon, Director of Special Projects, RPSOL and Visiting Research Professor, GW, author of a six part White Paper on Y2K and embedded systems begun in 1998 (http://www.gwu.edu/~y2k/keypeople/gordon )
David Franke, World Net Daily
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For details concerning invitees, confirmed panelists, and media questioners for the April 12 panel program, please see the Announcements page at http://www.gwu.edu/~y2k/keypeople/gordon
The updated announcement should be posted after the first of April.
Please feel free to share this announcement with others.
-- Buddy (email@example.com), March 14, 2000
Will he ask HARDEN the question, "Are you Jim Lord's Mr. CEO?".
Will a Conservative news reporter ever ask, "Why is this waste of money being held in tax supported facilities when Dear Nathan Cummings Foundation can afford The Madison's best room?"
Will he ask RODMAN, "Why do you think Y2knewswire left the Y2k scene after publicizing your theories about Y2k?"
Will he ask GORDON, "Why didn't Jim Lord come this time?"
When they got a bit warm in the 2nd floor Broom closet this conference is moved to, will they consider holding the next one at Bob Jones University?
Will Paula Gordon cry during or after the session as she hears all the reports of the troubles caused by non-y2k related events.
-- The Shadow (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 14, 2000.
Geez, you guys are tough. [grin]
Who else BUT World Net Daily would cover this? Well, I suppose the Enquirer might.
-- Anita (email@example.com), March 14, 2000.
Let's see... a person from World Net Daily asking questions of a group of individuals with a pre-rollover stake in Y2K. Hmmm... wonder what conclusion they will reach? (laughter)
Gordon managed to "build" her panel without including the FAA (plane crashes), DOT (train crashes), DOE (nuclear power), NERC (power plant problems), or any representative of a major private firm in airlines, rail, power, chemical, manufacturing or petroleum. In fact, there is no one on her panel that represents a primary data source for the events she wants to discuss.
So, what you'll have is a tabloid journalist asking questions to a small group of people who do not hold leadership positions in any of the primary areas of inquiry. How about talking to people who actually RUN the systems that have experienced problems. Oh, don't tell me, we CAN'T trust the people who actually run the airlines and railroads and power plants to tell us the truth.
Yup... it's clear they lied to us last year when they said they were Y2K ready. (laughter)
When is Paula Gordon going to find a new topic to milk?
-- Ken Decker (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 14, 2000.