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The Pentagon Papers of Y2K
Thursday, August 19, 1999

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NHNE Fast-Breaking News Update:
The Pentagon Papers of Y2K
Thursday, August 19, 1999


Thursday, August 19, 1999

Hello Everyone!

Both Sherry Stultz and I are back from our trips (Sherry went to England to visit family members and to report on the last total solar eclipse of this millennium, while I made a pilgrimage to see my father in Idaho). We'll have reports on both of these adventures in the near future.

In the meantime, I wanted to let all of you know about a very important website that recently surfaced on the Net. Created by Jim Lord, one of the most well-informed and well-connected Y2K authors/researchers/speakers around, the website examines a June 1999 US Navy/Marine Corps Report that suggests Y2K may turn out to be much more serious than widely believed. Some of the most important sections on Lord's new website are included below. Unless noted otherwise, all of the comments are Lord's. I urge all of you to read this information carefully. Special thanks to Gordon Kelley for alerting us to this important website.

Before Sherry and I report on our adventures, you can expect another issue of WebBuds. As soon as I get on top of the 350+ email messages that were waiting for me when I returned home, I plan to contact all the folks who advertised in the first edition of WebBuds and see how they did. I will let all of you know which ads/products/services worked and which ones didn't so those of you who are interested will be better equiped to get good results from any ad you may want to run in the second edition of WebBuds.

And that's it for now. I hope all is well in your part of the world.

With Love & Best Wishes,
David Sunfellow



"Indeed, Y2K could cause another energy crisis... I am truly amazed by the complacency about Y2K given the lack of good data... Even more worrisome is the lack of any good information on preparations around the world... Like everyone else, I am hoping for the best. But I think it is a big mistake to plan for the best, rather than for plausible worst-case Y2K scenarios."

--- Ed Yardeni, as quoted by reporter Jim Wolf in "Y2K Still Likely to Spark Recession: Forecaster"



By Jim Lord


Secret Government Study Reveals Massive Y2K Problems in American Cities How many days could New York City survive without water and sewer services? How long would it take to evacuate eight million people in the dead of winter? Would thousands die in the process? Tens of thousands? More? When would the rioting and looting begin? How many National Guard troops would it take to control the largest city in the nation? What unthinkable devastation would be wrought on the global financial system? How might our enemies seize on the ensuing panic and confusion?

Are these the crazed speculations of a Y2K alarmist? Not if you know what the US Navy and Marine Corps know. According to a June 1999 report titled, "Master Utility List," they believe "total failure is likely" for New York City's water and sewer systems because of Y2K problems. And they're holding this information back.

The Navy Department assessment is not limited to New York City; it covers all their shore facilities in the world-nearly 500 locations. The results are horrifying. They expect more than 26 million American citizens in 125 cities to be without electricity, water, gas or sewer services next January. Many more would be affected in foreign countries. London, England for example is expected to experience failures of all four types of utilities. Many of the people impacted by these failures would be military personnel and their families.

And the Navy Department isn't telling anyone.

Forty-five of the cities named in the survey have population greater than 100,000. Eight of the nation's dozen largest metropolitan areas are af-fected. Here's what the Navy expects:

* Dallas -- no water
* Washington DC and Philadelphia -- no gas
* Baltimore, Houston, New York and Miami -- no water or sewer
* Atlanta-no water or gas
* San Antonio-no water or electricity
* Fort Worth and New Orleans-no water, gas or sewer services

And the Navy Department is saying nothing...




Somebody needs to let the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) know about the Navy study. For their benefit and yours, here is a list of 29 electrical utilities the Navy expects to fail. Read over this list carefully. Some of the Navy facilities are quite small but the electric company that provides their service has a very large customer base. If your electrical company is included, you need to raise hell with them and find out if they know how the Navy feels about them.

Electrical Utilities Expected to Fail:

Baldwin EMC, Milton FL
Bessemer Utilities, Bessemer AL
Central Louisiana Electric, Slidell LA
City of Albany GA
City of Key West FL
City Public Service Board, San Antonio TX
Clay Electric Cooperative, Jacksonville FL
Coastal Electric Members, Jacksonville FL
Daviess Martin County Rural Elect, Crane IN
Dayton Power & Light, Dayton OH
El Paso Electric Co., El Paso TX
Escambia River Elec Co., Milton FL, Pensacola FL
Florida Power and Light, Canaveral FL, Ft Lauderdale FL
Florida Power Corp, Clearwater FL
Gulf States Utilities, Orange City FL
JEA, Atlantic Beach FL, Jacksonville FL
Knoxville Utilities Board, Knoxville TN
Middle Georgia Elec, Hawkinsville GA
Mississippi Power and Light, Gulfport MS
Northeast Utilities, New London CT
Orlando Utilities Commission, Orlando FL
Port of Seattle WA
Riviera Utilities, Milton FL
Sierra Electric Cooperative, Truth or Conseq. NM
South Central Power, Columbus OH
Southern Pine Elec Coop, Milton FL
Southwest Arkansas Electric, Lewisville AR
Southwest Louisiana Electric, Broussard LA
Southwestern Public Services, Amarillo TX
Twin County Electric, Hollandale MS




This is a list of forty gas companies the Navy Department expects to fail. Some of the cities mentioned are quite small but the service area for the utility mentioned has a very large customer base. Check this list carefully to see if your gas company is included.

Gas Utilities Expected to Fail:

Alabama Gas Corp, Bessemer AL
Atlanta Gas Light Co., Atlanta GA
Baltimore Gas & Electric, Annapolis MD
Boston Gas, Weymouth MA
City of Albany GA
City of Bethlehem PA
City of Bossier City LA
City of Buffalo, NY
City of Great Falls MT
City of Pascagoula MS
City of Pensacola FL
City Public Service Board, San Antonio TX
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Portsmouth VA, Quantico VA
Dayton Power & Light, Dayton OH
Energas Co, Amarillo TX
Interenergy Corp, Charleston SC
Knoxville Utilities Board, Knoxville TN
Louisiana Gas Service, New Orleans LA
Mobile Gas Service Corp, Mobile AL
Mountaineer Gas, Sugar Grove WV
Nashville Gas Service, Nashville TN
New Jersey Natural Gas, Earl NJ
New York State El, New London CT
Niagra Mohawk, Watertown NY
NorAm Energy Management, Pensacola FL
North Carolina Gas, Morehead City NC
Northern Utilities, Portsmouth NH
Okaloosa Gas District, Milton FL
Orlando Utilities Commission, Orlando FL
PECO Energy, Warminster PA
Penn Gas & Water, Avoca PA, Williamsport PA
Philadelphia Gas, Philadelphia PA
Providence Energy, Newport RI
PSE&G, Kearney NJ
Rochester Gas & Electric, Rochester NY
UGI Corp, Mechanicsburg PA
United Cities Gas Co, Columbia SC
Virginia Natural Gas, Newport News VA, Norfolk VA, Yorktown VA
Washington Gas Co., Arlington VA, Bethesda MD, Carderock MD, Lexington
Park MD, Washington DC
West Florida Natural Gas, Panama City FL




These revelations imply a severe effect on military readiness in the United States and at several important locations overseas. In this country, for example the major Marine Corps bases at Quantico, Virginia and Camp LeJeune, North Carolina are expected to experience utility failures. The latter is of special personal concern -- my son and his family are stationed there.

Another essential but not widely appreciated Marine Corps facility is at special risk. The base at Albany, Georgia is the hub of all USMC logistics activities. The inability of this base to provide services would pose a devastating threat to the entire US Marine Corps. Albany is one of three unfortunate cities expected to have utility failures in all four areas -- electricity, water, gas and sewer.

The US Navy expects serious problems as well. The extensive complex of facilities at their primary east-coast port at Norfolk/Portsmouth, Virginia is projected to be without water or natural gas. The Navy Space Command at Dahlgren, Virginia; is in jeopardy. The Naval Air Stations at North Island, California; Whidby Island, Washington, Cecil Field, Florida; and Pensacola, Florida are at risk. The key submarine bases at Kings Bay, Georgia and New London, Connecticut are on the list. The latter is another of the three state-side locations expected to have failures of all four types of utilities.

The facility at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania is also of special concern. Much of the US Navy's logistics support is conducted at this base which is expected to see both gas and sewer failures.

Overseas, critical bases at Rota, Spain; Sigonella and Naples, Italy; (headquarters of the Mediterranean (6th) Fleet); Bahrain; Guam; Puerto Rico; and Okinawa are impacted. Of the ten facilities listed in the United Kingdom, all (mostly in London) were expected to experience failures of all four utilities.




The information presented below is based on a US Navy/Marine Corps survey dated June 1999. The survey was conducted to determine the risk of utility failures at military facilities worldwide. Only United States information is shown.+

[Editor's note: The charts on Lord's website show a list of cities and the Y2K exposure of the major utilities in each city. The columns labeled E, W, G and S refer to the Electrical, Water, Gas and Sewer utilities. An "x" in the column indicates that utility is expected to fail. Please visit Lord's Pentagon Papers website to view all of this data.]

43 cities where "partial failure (of one or more utilities -- Electrical, Water, Gas or Sewer) is probable"

Amarillo TX
Annapolis MD
Arlington VA
Avoca PA
Baton Rouge LA
Bethesda MD
Broussard LA
Carderock MD
Charlotte NC
Columbus OH
Corpus Christi TX
Crane IN
Dallas TX
Dayton OH
Duluth MN
El Paso TX
Forest Park IL
Greensboro NC
Highland Park IL
Houston TX
Ingleside TX
Key West FL
Knoxville TN
Lewisville AR
Lexington Park MD
Millington TN
Mobile AL
Montgomery AL
Newport News VA
Norfolk VA
Pascagoula MS
Peoria IL
Philadelphia PA
Portsmouth VA
San Antonio TX
Sheboygan WI
Sugar Grove WV
Truth or Conseq. NM
Tulsa OK
Washington DC
Waukegan IL
West Palm Beach FL
Yorktown VA

38 cities where "partial failure (of one or more utilities -- Electrical, Water, Gas or Sewer) is likel y"

Albany GA
Atlanta GA
Atlantic Beach FL
Augusta GA
Beaufort SC
Bessemer AL
Bossier City LA
Cape Canaveral FL
Charleston SC
Chattanooga TN
Clearwater FL
Columbia SC
Columbus GA
Fort Lauderdale FL
Fort Worth TX
Greenville NC
Gulfport MS
Harlingen TX
Hawkinsville GA
Hollandale MS
Jacksonville FL
Kingsville TX
Meridian MS
Miami FL
Milton FL
Nashville TN
New Orleans LA
Orange City FL
Orlando FL
Panama City FL
Pensacola FL
Raleigh NC
Slidell LA
Smyrna GA
St Marys GA
Sullivans Island SC
Waco TX
Wetumpka AL

44 cities where "total failure (of one or more utilities -- Electrical, Water, Gas or Sewer) is likely."

Baltimore MD
Bethlehem PA
Bremerton WA
Brunswick ME
Buffalo NY
Coronado CA
Dahlgren VA
Earl NJ
Erie PA
Fallbrook CA
Glen Falls NY
Great Falls MT
Hartford CT
Huntington WV
Imperial Beach CA
Kearney NJ
Lakehurst NJ
Mechanicsburg PA
Morehead City NC
National City CA
New London CT
New York City NY
Newport RI
Oak Grove NC
Oak Harbor WA
Ogden UT
Pacific Beach WA
Plaineville CT
Pomona CA
Port Hadlock WA
Port of Seattle WA
Portsmouth NH
Providence RI
Quantico VA
Reading PA
Reno NV
Rochester NY
San Jose CA
Seal Beach CA
Trenton NJ
Warminster PA
Watertown NY
Weymouth MA
Williamsport PA




This information came from the US Navy and Marine Corps (Department of the Navy). They were apparently tasked to conduct a study of the Y2K exposure of their worldwide shore facilities. A copy of this study made its way into my hands.

Military bases in the United States are rarely self-sufficient when it comes to utilities such as electricity, water, gas and sewer. These services are almost always provided by the local economy. From a Y2K standpoint, this leaves the bases at the mercy of the local utility providers. Nearly five hundred bases were assessed; approximately one third are expected to experience utility failures.

These figures are completely out of whack with the federal government's August 1999 Y2K assessment which says:

"It is highly unlikely that there will be national disruptions in electric power service on January 1, 2000. (I)t is expected that any (gas disruptions) that do occur will have minimal impact upon consumers. (I)t is increasingly unlikely that the date change will create disruptions in water service."

Mr. Koskinen, you need to check with the folks over at the Pentagon. They seem to have a different opinion. Or is it possible you already know about this information?

The information was obtained from a confidential source of the highest reliability and integrity. The identity of this source will be staunchly protected. I don't have a copy of the detailed assessments of the individual bases nor do I possess the information on Army or Air Force bases. I am submitting a request for these documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), however. (In fact, I encourage you to help out by submitting your own FOIA request for these documents.)

The information from the bases and other facilities was compiled into an eight-page spreadsheet that is titled "Utility Master List" and dated June 1999. No other markings appear on the papers. In particular, (and this is of crucial importance) the document is not stamped or labeled with any national security classification markings.




This information is vital to the well being of tens of millions of American citizens. The federal government is withholding it from the public. If you're concerned about Y2K and frustrated at the way the government's is dealing with the crisis, there are several things you can do.

Help get the word out about this study. Make copies of this document and send them to the media (radio, television and newspaper) in the 125 communities listed in the report. In particular, contact the radio talk shows (national and local) and request that they have me on their shows. I can best be contacted by email at Jim-LordY2K@aol.com.

Also send copies to elected officials (mayors; city council; county commissioners; governors and state and national level senators and representa-tives). Ask them if they are aware of these Navy Department assessments. Send copies to the individual utilities identified in the listing of cities on the website.

Send FOIA requests to the Navy, Army and Air Force requesting their studies on the anticipated effects of Y2K-related utility failures on US military facilities. Sample letters can be found at the end of this special report.

Ask everyone in your community group, family, email list etc. to visit the www.JimLord.to website. Then ask them to do the same thing you're doing. If we work together, we can break this thing open. In short, let's raise hell.




Thirty years ago, the Pentagon Papers revealed widespread government deceit in the prosecution of the Vietnam War. The papers and the resultant protests eventually rooted out the truth and changed United States policy. Today, this Navy Department study could accomplish the same ob-jectives. We can perhaps use it to force the gov-ernment to come clean on Y2K. Our opportunity comes just in the nick of time. If we act fast.

I recently gave an hour-long speech titled "Y2K Surprises-Why It Won't Turn Out Like You Think." It was the first time the Navy Department survey information was revealed in public. In the speech, I discussed why I don't think the national electrical grids will fail and why I believe water is a much greater utility risk than electricity. (Inci-dentally, this supposition is clearly supported by the Navy Department survey.)

I also showed why an electronic run on the banking system is a greater danger than a cash panic. I went on to explain why January 2000 will not be the peak of the Year 2000 Crisis and why the real peak is 9-18 months down the road.

I think it was my most effective speech. To en-courage the widest possible dissemination of this information and to make it as affordable as possible, the price of this hour-long tape is as low as possible. Along with the tape you'll receive a printed copy of this entire report and sample letters you can send to public officials and local media contacts. You can also download this printed ma-terial at no cost at my website at:


These "Y2K Protest Packs" are just $5.00 each (shipping and handling are included). Ten or more are $4.50 each and 100 or more are $4.00 each. Let's turn the heat up on these guys. Order your "Y2K Protest Packs" by calling toll-free (888) 925-2555


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