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Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:01 PM

As of this afternoon, when forced to receive that "emergency" text from Trump...

I became officially oppressed.

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Reply As of this afternoon, when forced to receive that "emergency" text from Trump... (Original post)
DemocracyMouse Oct 2018 OP
SimpleC Oct 2018 #1
Volaris Oct 2018 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2018 #3
DemocracyMouse Oct 2018 #10
Autumn Oct 2018 #4
mythology Oct 2018 #5
liberalmuse Oct 2018 #6
MichMan Oct 2018 #7
former9thward Oct 2018 #8
virgogal Oct 2018 #9
DemocracyMouse Oct 2018 #11

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:02 PM

1. I turned my phone off...

 

I didn't want to feel slimy

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:04 PM

2. It didn't quite come from Trump YET...

But I get your meaning.
If that fucker starts sending me texts on the regular, I'll take my cellphone back to the carrier and work be damned.
I suspect 30 million other people will have an approximate reaction.
THAT should get someone's attention lol.

the alternative is that they allow us to text him back.
With no filter.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 03:42 PM

10. Yes, the President did. It said so.

Thanks for the link, but for the 99.99% of the US that doesn't read the Atlantic, that alert was self-evident presidential power breathing down our necks.

Sorry, but this is a very visceral thing and the visceral wins or loses elections. The visceral can turn a democracy into a fascist state.

I do appreicate your link however.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:08 PM

4. I felt the same way when I got a severe weather alert.

This was developed under Obama

THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.


That's all there was, those 15 words don't seem oppressive to me.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:19 PM

5. That's absurd

 

Go talk to women in Saudi Arabia who are at risk of being stoned to death for"adultery" if they are raped. Go talk to the people who live in war torn Syria.

It's offensive to claim a test alert that has zero impact on you is oppression. Delete the silliness.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:30 PM

6. I got 5 fucking alerts.

Maybe it's my carrier, but it pissed me off. I'll bet they had to call it "Presidential alert" to appease two scoops. They need to rename it. I don't want that shitweasel anywhere near my phone.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 10:23 PM

7. You can always demand that when we take back the governent that the alert system is repealed

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Response to MichMan (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 10:33 PM

8. This alert system was an Obama initiative.

How come you didn't complain about it when he proposed it?

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 10:41 PM

9. Time to grow up----there are people that have

 

no place to sleep tonight,that's depressing.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:47 AM

11. Well, folks, that "shit-weasel" as the post above said, is now calling himself a "nationalist"

You think that's a nothingburger too?

Today's headlining DU graphic reminds us that the man whose "presidential alert" was raising many of our hackles is associating himself with Mussolini, Pinochet and Hitler. I think our fascism radar is accurate. Obama did not issue a "Presidential Alert." It was presented as a generic alert with no presidential referencing.

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