IFAS | Freedom Writer | July/August 1999 | y2k.html

Does Y2K spell 'the end'?

Tyler, Texas Gary North, Christian Reconstructionist Y2K guru, claims that "martial law will be declared no later than January 15." Others around the globe have been capitalizing on the Y2K scare, saying that computers around the world will crash, bringing an end to society as we know it.

What do the experts say? In the August issue of Yahoo! Internet Life, Annette Hamilton wrote, "Ninety-five percent of the Y2K hysteria is a hoax, planted by people who stand to gain, propagated by headline-hungry publishers, and perpetrated by purveyors of rumor rather than truth." The article added, "We have catapulted the once-obscure year 2000 computer problem into a major event."

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