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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 03:16 PM

No, it's NOT "just a stupid thing with a Sharpie"... and this is why:

Does anyone else remember last year's false missile alert in Hawaii?

For about half an hour, residents of Hawaii lived with the terror of believing ballistic missiles were headed their way. Motorists sought shelter in highway tunnels. Schools evacuated to shelters. The 9-1-1 system broke down in many areas from the call volumes. At least one heart attack was attributed to the incident.

NORAD issued a statement saying they saw no threat, but were investigating. US Pacific Command confirmed there was no threat. Hawaii's Congressional delgation demanded accountability.

Then the White House got into the action. A certain individual who shall be known as President Windrip loudly announced "They made a mistake." Various cabinet members called for investigations. Blame was suddenly flying thicker than oobleck.

Ultimately, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee responsible for the false alert lost their job. And the head of the HI-EMA resigned. The FCC made changes to the Emergency Alert System protocols to prevent such a thing ever happening again.

So that's how THAT incident of an irresponsible public source releasing false disaster alerts was handled.

Which seems a bit more methodical, mature, and productive than a bunch of media laffing it up about Sharpie memes. (Fair disclosure: Yes, I laughed. Quite a lot, actually. But that's not the point, and it shouldn't be.)

From the government itself? The response has been less than impressive, to say the least.

Something's wrong here.

Not that we didn't already know that.

disgustedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 03:42 PM

1. Great stuff............

Using historical references, well thought-out, logical directions and understanding.

As if any Trumpster could give-a-s**t!

Yet another instance of "shoot 'em on 5th Avenue - who cares?"

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:30 PM

2. We are now so accustomed to malicious incompetence it barely registers. Dangerous. n/t

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