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Barack Obama to be able to text terror warnings to all US phones
The Telegraph ^ | 5/10/2011 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 05/11/2011 1:20:06 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

From next year, new phones and other hand-held devices will be required to be fitted with special chips to receive the alerts, which will also be sent by state and local authorities. Users will be able to opt out of every type of alert except those from the president, said the Federal Communications Commission.

The system will include alerts about missing children and will supersede all other phone traffic to avoid delays.

Mr Obama, who has been dubbed the "texter-in-chief" thanks to his devotion to his BlackBerry and heavy use of text messages during his 2008 campaign, may face criticism from libertarians for the compulsory nature of the presidential alerts.

But officials see the system, known as Personal Localized Alerting Network, or Plan, as a logical progression from alerting the public via radio and television.

"The lesson that was reinforced on 9/11 was the importance of getting clear and accurate information to the public during a crisis," said Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, where the scheme will be deployed first next year. It will then move to Washington and most other large cities.

He called the alerts a "quantum leap forward in using

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; chip; marxistcoup; obamessiah; obamunism; plan; totalitarianism; tyranny
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1 posted on 05/11/2011 1:20:13 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

wtf?


2 posted on 05/11/2011 1:24:01 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: bruinbirdman

So Obama will have a kill switch for the internet and the ability to disrupt, with continuous alerts, cell phone communication for the US. Sweet.


3 posted on 05/11/2011 1:26:25 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: bruinbirdman

In simple terms the cell grid will be gridlocked with government alerts. No Thanks! That is not why I have cell service nor pay a bill for.


4 posted on 05/11/2011 1:26:36 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: bruinbirdman

From: POTUS
RE: Terror


Run for your lives!

PS: Don’t forget to vote for hope and change.


5 posted on 05/11/2011 1:27:07 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Drudge had this up yesterday.

The #ing commies know no limits. Conservative statists will tacitly endorse it.


6 posted on 05/11/2011 1:30:05 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: bruinbirdman
Every time the geniuses in the Federal Government come up with a 'new idea', it costs me a fricking mint and the service gets worse. I could hit towers 40 miles away with a pole and a directional antenna with my analog bag phone.

Gotta switch to digital...$500.00 later I have a service that works about half as well beyond the end of the sidewalk...Phone company buyout disrupts my secondary phone service and I get a week to use up the 800 minutes and year's service before that phone is dead. Now, the phone company who bought out my primary cellular provider (by Federal mandate the other provider here couldn't buy them out and have twice as many towers in a very rural area because that would mean a monopoly) has changed styles of phones, and off to the bloody races again with new equipment and a host of 'features' I don't want (I just want a phone that works!).

Now this....If I didn't need one for work, I wouldn't have one.

7 posted on 05/11/2011 1:39:02 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: bruinbirdman
The question I have is, what page of which of half a dozen 2,500-page bills passed in the 111th Congress authorized this?

Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

8 posted on 05/11/2011 1:40:39 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2012 come quickly...)
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To: Publius Maximus
Also, I don't suppose these chips have any other, shall we say, dual purpose?

The potential for political abuse is monumental. Who here doesn't believe Obama won't piously remind everyone with a crackberry to go vote?

I grow weary of it all.

9 posted on 05/11/2011 1:44:01 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2012 come quickly...)
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To: bruinbirdman
Does anyone seriously believe a rollback to better things is possible anymore?

I think one of the most telling signs of the times was the changeover from “personnel departments” to “human resources”.

That put people on the same level with everything else, whether it is fuel, raw materials, energy, whatever ... people are just another resource.

That dehumanizing change comports with the gradual loss of citizenship evident when we have become a “population” rather than the citizens of our nation. Bacteria can “populate” a petri dish, wildlife “populate” a habitat, one can “populate” a spreadsheet with numbers.

A resource is something to be used for the benefit of the owner. A population must be managed.

This might sound like quibbling, but it is a way of looking at people that is different than thinking of them a citizens of a republic. Citizenship means something, take the Apostle Paul for example, the Roman governor was going to scourge him until Paul appealed to Cesar as a Roman Citizen. Then the governor totally changed his attitude towards Paul, and his behavior. Citizenship is special, it means something, it carries rights and privileges.

But being part of a population looked upon as just another resource is different.

This cell phone thing is just another way to manage the human resources that populate the country. I don't like it.

10 posted on 05/11/2011 1:48:26 AM PDT by hfr (Language is liquid, it runs through your ears like water through your fingers. Propaganda works.)
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To: hfr

One other thing - all this “connected” stuff doesn’t impress me at all. Networked, connected, in the cloud - bah humbug!


11 posted on 05/11/2011 1:49:52 AM PDT by hfr (Language is liquid, it runs through your ears like water through your fingers. Propaganda works.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Next comes free Phones for poor people so they can
Exercise their right to be safe via ObamaTexts.


12 posted on 05/11/2011 1:50:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Publius Maximus
The question I have is, what page of which of half a dozen 2,500-page bills passed in the 111th Congress authorized this?

Ubama doesn't need legislation. A simple royal decree will do the trick.

13 posted on 05/11/2011 1:52:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: bruinbirdman

Somebody just poured some Wesson oil on the Slip-n-Slide of totalitarianism.


14 posted on 05/11/2011 1:53:19 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Gene Eric
"The #ing commies know no limits."

Barak Hussein bin Obama al-Kenyata's Health and Human Services commissar is drafting a regulation for personal identification: SS numbers will be tattoo'd to the left forearm.

yitbos

15 posted on 05/11/2011 1:53:46 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: hfr

The day is coming when mentioning the name of your nation will be a crime. Any references to personal origin or geography will be by trading sector grid coordinates only.


16 posted on 05/11/2011 1:59:28 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Gaffer
And the poor will then be awarded the right to vote via text, - just like they do on American Idol.
17 posted on 05/11/2011 1:59:52 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: hfr

Oh yes, one more thing:

The complaints about police overuse of force - that’s really about us no longer being “citizens” but a “population”.

Citizens have dignity and standing and rights. And to infringe upon that is an egregious wrong that must be addressed.

But a population is a resource must be managed. That means “policed”. No standing, no dignity, no rights, all that is subsumed into the states need to manage its population. We’re seeing one example in the airport screening lines.

This cell phone thing is just a run up to bigger better management of the “population”. After all our rulers are good managers that want to conserve and wisely use the “human resources” that populate their country.

I think it’s an infringement to arrogate the power to preempt phone traffic, it’s just another way to “reach out and touch someone”.

Ok, no more, I’ve only had one cup of coffee...


18 posted on 05/11/2011 2:00:05 AM PDT by hfr (Ain't that cynical as all get out.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Looks like I’ll be losing the cell phone soon.


19 posted on 05/11/2011 2:02:49 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: hfr
"the changeover from “personnel departments” to “human resources”. "

How about "communeity" in place of "neighborhood"? As in, "Give back (socialism) to your communeity."

No more cities or towns. You live in a communeity.

yitbos

20 posted on 05/11/2011 2:05:07 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Erik Latranyi

lol!


21 posted on 05/11/2011 2:10:23 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: bruinbirdman

Yes indeed.

Good tag line.

One of my taglines is: “Language is liquid, it runs through your ears like water through your fingers. Propaganda works.”

P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people some of the time ... “

I’m feeling like P.T. Barnum is one of the “czars” in government. And Lincoln has been proved right over and over again.


22 posted on 05/11/2011 2:11:58 AM PDT by hfr (Ain't that cynical as all get out.)
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To: bruinbirdman

“Users will be able to opt out of every type of alert except those from the president”


“Hello my fellow Americans. Please go out and vote tomorrow, let’s build a stronger America together. God bless you, your family and America”

Oh, so sorry...pressed the wrong button. I’ll pay a $150 fine


23 posted on 05/11/2011 2:31:09 AM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: ransomnote

I’m guessing that next on the agenda will be interruptions to service so he can make a speech or send a public service announcement or appeal to vote for him again in 2012.


24 posted on 05/11/2011 2:33:46 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Special chips to receive alerts? So, what more will the “special chips” be capable of??


25 posted on 05/11/2011 2:42:19 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: bruinbirdman
From next year, new phones and other hand-held devices will be required to be fitted with special chips to receive the alerts,

Yeah, rots a ruck getting that one enforced.

They may get away with requiring new phones to include said chips but only a ninny would voluntarily allow the Central Planning, Nanny-Statist, Big-Gubmint to tinker with existing cell phones, most notably, mine!

Not surprising, there is no outcry how this will disadvantage the poor, you know those who can't afford a drivers license to prove they are citizens when voting???

26 posted on 05/11/2011 2:44:31 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: bruinbirdman

And there will be a new fee (non-tax deductible, of course) tacked on to your bill to support this program. Naturally, those who are receiving cell phone service at no or reduced rates because they are “disadvantaged” will pay no such fee.


27 posted on 05/11/2011 2:45:12 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Publius Maximus

Good point. The first time somebody tries to put a chip in my phone, the phone goes in the garbage can. I already don’t fly.

Little by little they will force us off the grid, where we can’t communicate except in the good old-fashioned person-to-person way. All the hip little communicators can stay plugged in until they forget how to use their brains.

THX1138 was a masterpiece and George Lucas a genius—except when I watched it a few years ago they had deleted the part about the elementary school teachers. Oh well, that didn’t turn out to be too prescient anyway, did it?


28 posted on 05/11/2011 2:49:30 AM PDT by firebrand (Impeach Obama.)
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To: bruinbirdman
From next year, new phones and other hand-held devices will be required to be fitted with special chips to receive the alerts

Will be REQUIRED? FUBO.

Guess my new phone this year will be my last phone.

29 posted on 05/11/2011 2:50:30 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

My simple four word reply, thank you Mr. Bob Grant,

GET OFF MY PHONE!


30 posted on 05/11/2011 2:51:40 AM PDT by pineybill
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

My simple four word reply, thank you Mr. Bob Grant,

GET OFF MY PHONE!


31 posted on 05/11/2011 2:51:44 AM PDT by pineybill
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To: bruinbirdman
Mr Obama, who has been dubbed the "texter-in-chief" thanks to his devotion to his BlackBerry and heavy use of text messages during his 2008 campaign, may face criticism from libertarians...

Oh, not just the libertarians.

Get the damn government out of my personal life.

32 posted on 05/11/2011 2:53:58 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Hardraade
Special chips to receive alerts? So, what more will the “special chips” be capable of??

Exactly.

And I can see the entrepreneurial nature of our country generating black market businesses that can safely remove those things.

I'd be up for that.

33 posted on 05/11/2011 2:56:28 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: bruinbirdman
From next year, new phones and other hand-held devices will be required to be fitted with special chips to receive the alerts...
I'll rip it out! Chip that!
34 posted on 05/11/2011 3:05:22 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bruinbirdman

What’s to stop him from sending anything to our phones and having us arrested for downloading (you fill in the blank)?

Think about that one.


35 posted on 05/11/2011 3:07:01 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: meyer
Looks like I’ll be losing the cell phone soon.

NO!

Keep the one you have for as long as you can!
Just don't buy a new one when/if this happens.

36 posted on 05/11/2011 3:09:19 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Erik Latranyi
From: POTUS
RE: Terror
Run for your lives!
PS: Don’t forget to vote for hope and change.

Or - Hi there! You are getting this because I am Me and you couldn't opt out from Me. I am the One we have been waiting for. Carry on with your waiting. Oh yeah, terror alert tamale - the true owners of America are coming to take back what is theirs - don't interfere and nobody gets hurt (except for a few hundred thousand or so pent-up-rage killings).

37 posted on 05/11/2011 3:10:52 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: bruinbirdman
Heh.
So Obarry does for cell phones what he did for weapons.
A massive surge in purchase of cell phones up to the very day before this BS goes into effect, so that everyone (who cares) has the latest technology and can keep it for as long as possible.

Oh - but of course since they can mandate the purchase of health care, they will mandate everyone buy a new cell phone and then via technology render any old ones inoperative.

38 posted on 05/11/2011 3:12:05 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: bruinbirdman
I can see this working about as well as a screen door on a submarine.

Obama: OH NOES, TERRORISTS! GIT UR SH** PACKED AND RUN!
Citizen: Ok, who's messing around and sending me txts?
Obama: IM SERIES TERRORISTS! THIS IS HUGH!
Citizen: Ok, blocking this number. Bye, retard.


Citizen is shortly blown up by the terrorist Obama was trying to warn him about in his less-than-savvy way,
39 posted on 05/11/2011 3:19:15 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: hfr

very well said.


40 posted on 05/11/2011 3:20:10 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: bruinbirdman

Buy a Canadian plan with international roaming? How about the prepaid anonymous phones bought with cash? Maybe they’ll be outlawed.


41 posted on 05/11/2011 3:25:37 AM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: bruinbirdman

OK! Reason #1001 why I will never acquire a cell phone.

Anybody know? Is there a way I can rig my TV so it never displays his image or transmits the yell or the whistle that constitutes his voice when he favors his worshipers with a “speech”?


42 posted on 05/11/2011 3:26:18 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: bruinbirdman

You mean like the 72 versions of the presumed killing of Osama bin Laden?


43 posted on 05/11/2011 3:28:58 AM PDT by wita
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To: Gaffer

Hate to ruin your day, but there already are free phones for poor people:
http://www.jdnews.com/news/phone-63600-service-cell.html

There are certain people I don’t want having my cell number. This POTUS is one of them.


44 posted on 05/11/2011 3:37:44 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: bruinbirdman
"The lesson that was reinforced on 9/11 was the importance of getting clear and accurate information to the public during a crisis," said Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, where the scheme will be deployed first next year. It will then move to Washington and most other large cities.

WTF? When the WTC towers collapsed, the cell towers located on top of the WTC went down too. Survivors were trying to find old fashioned pay phones to call their families and leave messages.

45 posted on 05/11/2011 3:39:01 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: bruinbirdman

It’s bad enough already with the TSA gropers, and now we peons will have ubiquitous Obama-chips implanted in every cell phone to receive the royal announcements from the Kenyan Clown?


46 posted on 05/11/2011 3:41:39 AM PDT by snowsislander (The Nigerian 419 scammers must be envious of what this Kenyan fraud has accomplished.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

That’s true. In DC the cell networks and the land lines all crashed on 9/11, predictably. So there is a another reason for this plan, because everyone knows there will be no phone service in a true disaster.


47 posted on 05/11/2011 3:46:14 AM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: hfr

‘_______changeover from ‘personnel departments’ to ‘human resources.’

Just wow. I am very surprised to see this subject/job title brought up.

I have a family member who originated that position for the aircraft company he worked for back in the late ‘50’s.

He was sent off to another state, and in very many ways ‘administered’ to other employees who were being transferred from the home base, usually on a short term basis, and he was called a “Personnel Administrator.”
Sometimes, a ‘Field Base Administrator.’

He opened 2 other field bases in 2 additional states during his career.

By the time he retired in the mid ‘90’s, the term ‘human resources’ was around.
Not in his office - ‘Personnel Adminstrator’ to the end!


48 posted on 05/11/2011 3:51:51 AM PDT by USARightSide
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To: bruinbirdman

Why do I think he will somehow use this for fundraising?


49 posted on 05/11/2011 4:00:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Gaffer
There are already free phones for “poor” people. If you get government assistance, you are entitled to a free cell phone and an allotment of minutes per month.
50 posted on 05/11/2011 4:04:11 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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