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    FEMA soon will test 'presidential alert' system for national emergencies

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ts/1317788002/

    This could be abused for political means. During his re-election bid, George W. Bush would release vague terror alerts whenever his poll numbers started to drop. After the election, the alerts oddly ended.

    President Donald Trump may soon communicate with you via your cellphone.

    On Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) will conduct a test of the national system that allows "presidential alerts" to hit the majority of cellphones. The goal is to warn residents of national emergencies, such as dangerous weather.

    The warning system "provides the president with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency," FEMA said in a notice posted on its website.

    The test is scheduled to occur at 2:18 p.m. ET Thursday.

    Some cellphone users will receive a message with a header that reads "Presidential Alert." The text then will say: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."



    But not everyone is on board with the notion of presidential notifications.

    "I don't want this," actress Alyssa Milano tweeted Saturday. "How do we opt out, @fema?"

    Seems like Milano is out of luck.

    Under federal law, users can opt out of the alerts for "imminent threats" and AMBER alerts about abducted children but "not for presidential messages," FEMA warns.

    Thursday will mark the first national test of the so-called "wireless emergency alerts." Congress authorized the public safety alert system in 2008. It began operating in 2012 and has been used regionally.

    The agency, already grappling with the effects of Tropical Storm Florence, could delay the test of the alert system to Oct. 3 if there's a major weather disruption, but FEMA said Saturday that Thursday's test was still on.
    Donald Trump: 'What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening'

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    Let me guess... The new "presidential alert system" allows DJT to tweet
    on it about the upcoming series of hurricanes before they really arrive?

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    If DJT really cared, he would ping our phones whenever another one of these quality threads were posted.
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    Phones will be ringing today.
    Donald Trump: 'What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening'

    "Truth isn't truth"- Rudy Giuliani

    "China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain," - Donald Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Phones will be ringing today.
    Mine is turned off.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Phones will be ringing today.
    -rep



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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Mine is turned off.
    I take the battery out so nobody knows where I am . i view it as a tool . I use it if I want to call someone. thats it .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Phones will be ringing today.
    Not mine . I talked to the Home Depot service desk lady earlier though . I have something I need to pick up there but it is about 20 miles out of the way so I intend to con the Mrs into doing it .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I take the battery out so nobody knows where I am . i view it as a tool . I use it if I want to call someone. thats it .
    Most people probably don't know how to turn their phone off.

    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Phones will be ringing today.
    It was delayed:

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    FEMA announced recently that it would be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Both were initially scheduled to take place on September 20th, but FEMA said today that the WEA test has been postponed until October 3rd. The delay is due to severe weather stemming from Hurricane Florence and ongoing response efforts.

    More at: https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/17/...cy-alert-test/
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    Thank you for the updated information.
    Donald Trump: 'What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening'

    "Truth isn't truth"- Rudy Giuliani

    "China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain," - Donald Trump.

    I am Zippy and I approve of this post. But you don't have to.

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    I figured it got delayed when I got no notification on my phone.
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    Calvin Coolidge

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    Question Fake Donald alerts, Russian hacking

    How do we know that the alerts are not really from Vlad?
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    Finally. I've been waiting with baited breath!
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    It didn't ring, it just made an annoying sound and wouldn't stop till I pressed "OK."

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    I got one today. Trump is testing it. Preparing for civil unrest upon the arrest of Hillary and Podesta? Bushes will flee the country.
    His name was Seth Rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    You mean... last year's arrest of Hillary and Podesta? Isn't that one of the founding pillars of the Qult?
    Being half facetious. Maybe not. If they arrested Hillary Antifa would start assassinating senators.
    His name was Seth Rich.

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    Called my sister on her birthday,, and forgot to turn it off.

    Got the message (for what it was worth)
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom



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