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Tue Oct 2, 2018, 11:56 PM

2:18pm Wednesday - we all get a blast from the Mango Molester

Tomorrow we will all get a special alert on our phones. We cannot disable it, and there is nothing you can do to respond. Are you ready for this? Happy about it?

I'm a geek, and I would love to find a way to have my phone automatically react to this "pResidential" notice. To send a tweet to the White House, a text to the Asslick McConnell, maybe a few other items as well.
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I'm ecstatic about this
0 (0%)
Meh
0 (0%)
Minor annoyance
0 (0%)
PITA
1 (13%)
Who came up with this dumbass idea?
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Other
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Reply 2:18pm Wednesday - we all get a blast from the Mango Molester (Original post)
RainCaster Oct 2018 OP
leftstreet Oct 2018 #1
lame54 Oct 2018 #9
2naSalit Oct 2018 #2
Demovictory9 Oct 2018 #3
dalton99a Oct 2018 #4
Demovictory9 Oct 2018 #5
mythology Oct 2018 #14
Demovictory9 Oct 2018 #15
onenote Oct 2018 #6
rogue emissary Oct 2018 #7
sinkingfeeling Oct 2018 #8
Buns_of_Fire Oct 2018 #10
Raine Oct 2018 #11
HAB911 Oct 2018 #12
RainCaster Oct 2018 #13
HAB911 Oct 2018 #16
cwydro Oct 2018 #17

Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:04 AM

1. I don't understand why we can't disable or block it

Trump should go fuck himself

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 03:23 AM

9. Take out your battery?

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:19 AM

2. I'll be

maintaining cellphone silence during that time. I with simply turn it off for about 90 minutes.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:10 AM

3. only reason it's being done is to make Trump feel like a big shot. any emergency

notice should come from FEMA or that agency that manages the emergency process for the country (can't recall the name). not from the president.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:15 AM

4. The FEMA director is a corrupt ass kisser

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:16 AM

5. that's the only kind Trump appoints

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:29 PM

14. This is objectively wrong.

 

The test was originally scheduled for September but was postponed as FEMA responded to Hurricane Florence. The law behind the cellphone notification system, which was passed in 2016, requires FEMA to run a test at least every three years.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/03/politics/cellphone-federal-emergency-alert-system-test/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

It was literally passed before Trump was elected. It has nothing to do with him. The hysteria and false claims around this is amazing.

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Response to mythology (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 04:11 PM

15. ok. Didn't know

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:24 AM

6. In response to those asking who came up with "this dumbass idea"

The answer is every member of the House and Senate and President Obama. It was enacted unanimously in both houses with the president's support.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:26 AM

7. Turning my phone off from 2:15 to 2:30.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:26 AM

8. My phone will be in airplane mode.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 04:16 AM

10. "This is an important message from Donut J. Rump"

"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."

So I will immediately destroy my cell phone like I destroy my television once a month when the EBS (anyone remember CONELRAD?) messages appear. That'll show 'em.

Honestly, it's just a nice generic message (the text has already been shown on several newscasts) to test an important system. No difference from an AMBER alert, and it'll inconvenience people for the length of time it takes to poke "cancel" on the screen.

Although if it interrupts "Candy Crush Saga" I can see why many people might be upset.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 04:56 AM

11. Started under Obama administration

so I guess it was their "dumbass" idea.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 08:56 AM

12. I was the E-9-1-1 engineer

for my local telephone operating company for about 10 years. Generally, automated alerts are a good thing and might save your life or the life of a loved one some day.

Having said that, this does irritate me but only because Trump is the current occupant of 1600 Penn Ave

Don't let him spoil this too, UNLESS he abuses it

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 11:51 AM

13. Even one use by DFT would be excessive

'NO COLLUSION'

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 12:02 PM

17. I didn't get it.

None of my friends did either.

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