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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:58 PM

Hawaii EMA administrator takes responsibility for false missile alarm

Source: The Hill




BY JOSH DELK - 01/13/18 04:11 PM EST




Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency administrator on Saturday took the blame for a false alert warning about an incoming ballistic missile that sent residents scrambling.

"It's my responsibility, so this would be my fault," Administrator Vern Miyagi said at a press conference with Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D). "We'll take action to prevent this from ever happening again," Miyagi said.

The agency responded quickly on social media to the false emergency alert Saturday, tweeting that there was "No missile threat to Hawaii." A second alert correcting the first, however, did not come for 38 minutes.

The emergency official said his agency would work to make sure that, in the future, more than one person is in charge of making the decision to send out the alert.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/368912-hawaii-ema-administrator-takes-responsibility-for-false-missile

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Reply Hawaii EMA administrator takes responsibility for false missile alarm (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2018 OP
longship Jan 2018 #1
john657 Jan 2018 #2
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2018 #6
john657 Jan 2018 #7
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2018 #9
AllaN01Bear Jan 2018 #10
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2018 #11
still_one Jan 2018 #3
Turbineguy Jan 2018 #5
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #4
withoutapaddle Jan 2018 #15
pamdb Jan 2018 #8
BlueIdaho Jan 2018 #12
rainin Jan 2018 #13
GeorgeGist Jan 2018 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:01 PM

1. Somebody is oh so fired!

Just saying!

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:03 PM

2. And, hopefully,

some sort of safety cover is installed on the offending button so this won't happen again.

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Response to john657 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:28 PM

6. No kidding

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:31 PM

7. Love your screen name,

and I do love Beagles.

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Response to john657 (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:53 PM

9. Thank you

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:19 PM

10. luv your screen name :)

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:35 PM

11. Thanks

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:06 PM

3. should be

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:18 PM

5. Why fire somebody for this?

So we can hire somebody new to make the same error?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:14 PM

4. He's addressing the situation on TV now.

At least he is professional enough to do this. If/when the Fucking Moron did anything even remotely similar he would pass the buck. He would blame Obama, Hillary, the Dems, minorities, women, other countries, Malaria, the dog...if he had one, etc. as he normally does.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:37 PM

15. Yep.

It's nice to have someone owning up for a change. He just basically said "my bad" and provided a great (obvious) decision to put an extra person in charge of the alert. The orange baffoon would never take responsibility for himself

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:47 PM

8. EMA administrator

Now THAT's a boss. He takes responsibility, the buck stops there. If it was Trump he would be looking around for someone to blame. I'm waiting for him to blame 1.) Obama and 2.) Hillary. Because that's what he does.

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Response to pamdb (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:16 PM

12. I wish I could

Like this post. You hit the nail on the head. This guy understands the responsibility that comes with the job. We need lots more people like this in both business and government. Im afraid this level of adulthood is lost on Donny Dimwit. Hes just not wired for honorable behavior.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:59 PM

13. All I can think when I hear this is why doesn't he just blame his generals

or Hillary, or Obama, or dems?

Hey trump! This is how a real man acts when he makes a mistake.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:06 PM

14. I smell bullshit ...

or blatant incompetence.

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