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  • elias39 (6155 posts)
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    Special FEMA alert for cell phones Thursday

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/15/politics/fema-presidential-alert-trump-emergency-test/index.html

    “A majority of cell phone users will receive an alert on Thursday, September 20, with the header “Presidential Alert” and the message, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
    WEA was technically launched in April of 2012, but this will be the first time FEMA has tested the system on the presidential level in hopes to work out the kinks, the agency said in a press release this week.”

    “You can expect to see the alert pop up on your phone at 2:18 p.m. ET so long as you have your phone turned on, are within range of a cell tower, and if your wireless provider is part of the WEA system.
    The WEA test will be broadcast over the course of about 30 minutes and sound the same as an AMBER Alert. Users can’t opt out of the presidential alert test, according to FEMA.”

    Call me paranoid but my phone will be turned OFF Thursday afternoon.

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  • iggy (3340 posts)
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    1. Expect 30 minutes of Tweets

    I keep my cell phone off unless I need to use it.

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels
  • bemildred (10038 posts)
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    2. My cell phone is never on unless I travel, and I almost never travel.

    And I never read cell phone text messages or alerts. Ever.

    Even so this is a colossal case of political posturing and marketing bullshit, we do not lack for ways to spread fear among the public on short notice.

    And by the way fuck FEMA for engaging in this sort of PR bullshit when the Carolinas are being demolished by a hurricane. I guess PR is the one thing they still know how to do.

    What ever happened to the color coded alert days anyway? It is still an Orange alert day? Every day is an Orange alert day now, isn’t it?

     

    It ain't the things you don't know that hurts you, it's the things you know that ain't so.
  • Totally Liberal Dem (1570 posts)
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    4. Has anyone found a list of servce providers who are not in the alert system?

    I read an article and it stated that not all carriers are in that alert system.   I DO NOT WANT THAT FAT POTUS ASSHOLE ANYWHERE NEAR ME AND ON MY CELL PHONE IS TOO DAMN CLOSE FOR COMFORT.  I was hoping to find a provider that was not carrying the alerts.

    If anyone finds info on carriers not in the alert system, please post the info.  TIA

     

    THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS HEPBURN!!!! 
  • PADemD (1850 posts)
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    5. Will that include the loud siren, too?

    The same siren that accompanies the tornado warning from MyRadar?  If so, I’m turning my phone off.

    Example here:

    [audio src="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NOAA_Weather_Radio_MKE-KEC60_Weekly_Test.ogg" /]

  • TRex (5575 posts)
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    6. So everything is going down on Thursday.

    nt

    Oh sweety, no just no, when I or those of us here talk about the ultra rich - it is NOT you! Not you by a longshot, oh my God did you think...no way you actually thought we meant you? Lord, this country is full of rich stupid people and you seem to be one of the worst. No sweety, you are just a low paid pawn to those ultra rich we talk about. They are wrecking the world, you are an enabler and I understand not being able to sleep at night. I wouldn't either, selling out our future. You have kids right?  
    • leveymg (5148 posts)

      8. What a splendid piggyback opportunity to attack us for real.

      We might as well have sent out engraved party invitations.  Like the cruise missile attack drills on 9/11, only nationwide. A 30 minute window of opportunity during which no other warnings can be broadcast.  Splendid thinking, FEMA.

      • TRex (5575 posts)
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        9. I remember Trump exclaiming that a smart general never lets the enemy know

        in advance of what you are doing. I guess he forgot what he said, which is no surprise.

        Oh sweety, no just no, when I or those of us here talk about the ultra rich - it is NOT you! Not you by a longshot, oh my God did you think...no way you actually thought we meant you? Lord, this country is full of rich stupid people and you seem to be one of the worst. No sweety, you are just a low paid pawn to those ultra rich we talk about. They are wrecking the world, you are an enabler and I understand not being able to sleep at night. I wouldn't either, selling out our future. You have kids right?  
  • Babel 17 (5345 posts)
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    7. Same day scheduled for the vote on Kavanaugh

    Busy day for the media.

    https://www.votetulsi.com/bumper-stickers/free  
  • Eleanors38 (1209 posts)
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    10. What? They gonna let us know when tRump rips a mud-splattering hippo fart?