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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:44 PM

Hawaii Gets Fake Alert About Inbound Missile

Source: The Daily Beast

Hawaii residents woke up to a text message warning of an imminent missile attack on Saturday, though authorities quickly said there was no such threat. “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek shelter immediately. This is not a drill,” the warning read. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted out a statement saying there is “no missile threat” to the area after news of the alerts had flooded Twitter. Authorities have yet to comment on the source of the bogus alerts.



Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/fake-missile-alert-sent-out-to-hawaii-residents



should we suspect the Russians? or North Koreans? or Trump for the faulty warning?

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Reply Hawaii Gets Fake Alert About Inbound Missile (Original post)
RussBLib Jan 13 OP
Ccarmona Jan 13 #1
msongs Jan 13 #3
Hortensis Jan 13 #10
billh58 Jan 13 #25
mahina Jan 13 #2
Corgigal Jan 13 #4
MustLoveBeagles Jan 13 #5
doc03 Jan 13 #6
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #15
RussBLib Jan 13 #7
fountainofyouth Jan 13 #8
pangaia Jan 13 #12
fountainofyouth Jan 13 #20
pangaia Jan 13 #40
withoutapaddle Jan 13 #9
Duppers Jan 13 #11
elleng Jan 13 #13
Basic LA Jan 13 #14
steve2470 Jan 13 #16
yallerdawg Jan 13 #17
JohnnyRingo Jan 13 #18
proud patriot Jan 13 #19
lamp_shade Jan 13 #23
proud patriot Jan 13 #24
MustLoveBeagles Jan 13 #42
proud patriot Jan 13 #46
LudwigPastorius Jan 13 #21
MustLoveBeagles Jan 13 #43
George II Jan 13 #22
Ferrets are Cool Jan 13 #26
christx30 Jan 13 #44
lark Jan 13 #27
Sam McGee Jan 13 #28
orangecrush Jan 13 #29
john657 Jan 13 #30
orangecrush Jan 13 #31
Liberalagogo Jan 13 #33
orangecrush Jan 13 #34
Liberalagogo Jan 13 #35
orangecrush Jan 13 #37
Liberalagogo Jan 13 #38
christx30 Jan 13 #45
wobblie Jan 13 #32
orangecrush Jan 13 #36
wobblie Jan 14 #47
ancianita Jan 13 #39
riversedge Jan 13 #41
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 14 #48

Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:47 PM

1. Blame Hawaii Civil Defense

Still shaking here on Maui.

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:48 PM

3. blame trump for making it a real potential threat. nt

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:11 PM

10. I'm so sorry, Ccarmona. That must have been dreadful.

I always have a low-grade background fear these days that we might precipitate something terrible, and I'd still be shaking also.

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:38 PM

25. I'm on Maui too

and waiting 35 minutes for an explanation is not "quickly." I'm still trying to find out where to send the laundry bill...

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:47 PM

2. I guess we all want to know who did that. What a way to start the day. Wakie wakie!

The junk part is, aside from everybody panicking, is that it could have started a damn war with * in the Oval Office.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:49 PM

4. Can they hire anyone competent?

Christ. Poor people. Idiots on tv talking about drills. Yeah, they do duck and cover.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:49 PM

5. OMG

I'm glad it was a false alarm. I have several family members who live there.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:54 PM

6. Maybe excuse for shithole to launch attack

on NK

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Response to doc03 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:22 PM

15. Yes, fake Pearl Harbor, let's start WWIII. nt

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:55 PM

7. in these days of hacking

how easy would it be to plant a few messages?

could we go to war based on an effective hack?

with Trump stinking up the White House?

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:59 PM

8. Norks are the logical suspects n/t

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:15 PM

12. If you mean DRPK, that would surprise me..

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Response to pangaia (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:51 PM

20. Why surprise you?

They have the means and the motive more than any other country in this case, wouldn't you agree?

ETA: Oh, other news coverage has been clearer than what I was reading above. If it came from an official messaging system, then yeah I would assume operator error. My bad.

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:33 PM

40. But still, Un knows full well that if he attacks another country with nukes,

both the DRPK and he personally are domed.

So in my opinion the much greater danger is Herr Shithole.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:09 PM

9. that is some truly scary shit to wake up to

. What a world. We will all have PTSD soon.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:12 PM

11. Trump admin drawing attention away

From their troubles.

Message: "Let's bomb NK before they CAN do this!" War...war...now.
That's the ticket.

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D) saying that TRump needs to do something immediately about this threat. Talks need to begin immediately.




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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:19 PM

13. Alert About Missile Bound for Hawaii Was Sent in Error, Officials Say.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:19 PM

14. My daughter on Oahu was awakened by this alert.

She texted me a screen shot of the warning. A hell of a lot of people over there were thrown into panic. Big story.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:22 PM

16. tweet from Hawaii

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:25 PM

17. Our worst fears are being confirmed daily!

I cannot imagine how terrifying that text message would have been.

This isn't a reality show - this is a horror show.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:26 PM

18. Lucky he hasn't cut off foreign aid to the islands yet.

After all, they have enough money for their own defense. LOL

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:42 PM

19. I live in Hawaii 2 minutes of just standing embraced together waiting to die

There's no where to run to for shelter here .. We live in rural captain cook ..

I am so angry right now .. at trump at russia at n korea ...

What do I want PEACE when do I want it NOW

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:18 PM

23. I can't even imagine what you and your family/friends went through.

What a terrifying experience.

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:31 PM

24. It was sureal


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Response to proud patriot (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:17 PM

42. I'm so sorry you had to go through that

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #42)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:02 PM

46. thanks

:hugs:

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:00 PM

21. Thank God, Trump was on the golf course, and not...


in the Oval Office with his tiny hand on his "big nuclear button".

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:18 PM

43. ...

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:11 PM

22. That headline (not yours) is misleading. It wasn't "fake", that would mean it was intentional.

It was an error.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:46 PM

26. How was this "TEXT" sent to the residents of Hawaii? nt

Was it from a reputable source that would cause panic? Reputable meaning The Hawaii EMA.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:36 PM

44. It's like when you get an Amber alert text on your phone. n/t

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:46 PM

27. Please oh please let this be done at the federal level.

Such a great ad could be written about drumpf's administration, ahem, "keeping America safe" by "accidentally" lying about a missle attack? Don't think the deplorables will like this, st least those that have even a shred of sanity left won't.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:55 PM

28. Hillary did it.


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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:03 PM

29. Mystery solved!


"Hawaii residents woke up to a text message warning of an imminent missile attack on Saturday, though authorities quickly said there was no such threat. “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek shelter immediately. This is not a drill,” the warning read. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted out a statement saying there is “no missile threat” to the area after news of the alerts had flooded Twitter. Hawaii Gov. David Ige later said the warning and subsequent panic were caused by an employee pressing the “wrong button” during a shift change."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fake-missile-alert-sent-out-to-hawaii-residents


This is very, very bad.

Now in the event of an actual attack, warnings might be ignored.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:04 PM

30. I do believe that a certain employee

needs to be taken to the proverbial woodshed.

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Response to john657 (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:05 PM

31. absolutely


stand them tall before the man.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:10 PM

33. Buttons:



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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

34. It is suspicious


to say the least.

You can bet this will be investigated with a fine toothcomb.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:22 PM

35. All I can say is...

who benefits if the U.S. is seen to take the first shot?

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:34 PM

37. Certainly not the American people




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Response to orangecrush (Reply #37)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:37 PM

38. Duck and Cover!

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:53 PM

45. China benefits. They get rid of the North Korea problem,

and they also get to save face by helping the East against the American aggressor.

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Response to wobblie (Reply #32)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:25 PM

36. it wasn't the military.

It was Hawaiian Emergency Management.


(Civil Defense.)


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Response to orangecrush (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:15 AM

47. The knew it was false and did nothing for hours

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:41 PM

39. Where does the buck stop?

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:39 PM

41. nytimes.com Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error



nytimes.com
Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error




https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/us/hawaii-missile.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
Adam Nagourney, David E. Sanger and Johanna Barr
8-10 minutes




An image of the alert sent to cellphones on Saturday morning.

An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on emotional edge because of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Officials cancelled the alert, sent out by Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, nearly 40 minutes after it was issued in a scramble of confusion over why it was released — and why it took so long to rescind. Outrage was immediately expressed by state officials and among people who live in what is normally a famously tranquil part of the Pacific, as well as tourists swept up in the panic.

“The public must have confidence in our emergency alert system,” the governor, David Y. Ige, said. “I am working to get to the bottom of this so we can prevent an error of this type in the future.”

Officials said the alert was the result of human error and not the work of hackers or a foreign government. The mistake occurred during a shift-change drill that takes place three times a day at the emergency command post, according to Richard Rapoza, a spokesman for the agency. He said a new procedure was put in place hours after the mistake requiring two-step authentication before any such alert is sent out.

At no time, officials said, was there any indication that a nuclear attack had been launched on the United States.

The Federal Communications Commission announced Saturday afternoon it had begun “a full investigation into the FALSE missile alert in Hawaii.”

The alert went out at about 8:10 a.m., lighting up phones of people still in bed, having coffee by the beach at a Waikiki resort, or up for an early surf. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” it read.

Hawaii has been on high emotional alert — it began staging monthly air-raid drills, complete with sirens, in December — since President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, began exchanging nuclear threats. It would take about 37 minutes for a missile launched from North Korea to reach Hawaii; Honolulu is 5,700 miles from Pyongyang.

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Response to RussBLib (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:39 AM

48. War of the Worlds!!!11!!

Orson Welles told reporters on October 30, 1938 that no one connected with the broadcast had any idea it would cause panic.



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