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FEMA EAS Test [Live Thread]
FEMA ^ | 11/9/11

Posted on 11/09/2011 11:00:40 AM PST by hoagy62

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To: hoagy62
Just something to remember...the EAS, when used in ‘National Emergency’ mode, is in reality a last-ditch effort for the President to send a message to the American people. He would only use it IF there were no way for him to speak to the nation...that is, that he could not, for whatever reason, get his message out over regular channels.

How many of these TV and radio stations would still be around if "regular channels" aren't??

321 posted on 11/09/2011 5:08:51 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GoCards
lol!!! It has been fun. Im having a brain fart, what is that radio show years ago that had the masses scared out of their mind thinking aliens were coming or something like that. Orson Wells???/

25 million aliens coming over the southern border....still laughing?

322 posted on 11/09/2011 5:36:39 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: Lazamataz
That was a MAJOR FAIL. The audio was garbled and unbearable.
I thought it was zombies.

Lighten up, Laz...Even zombies have a bad day every now and then...

323 posted on 11/09/2011 5:46:32 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: hoagy62

The test came on, hit the select button/enter on the cable box and immediately went back to the program my child was watching. I am not sure if there was a glitch, but the option skip the testing was rather convenient.

324 posted on 11/09/2011 5:54:32 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: brytlea
Yes, and I don’t see why they need to waste resources on this anyway, since the locals do this and do it pretty well. I don’t know what kind of emergency they need to do this for.

Why can't they just simplify the whole EAS/EBS case of a national emergency, just say, "Hey everybody...Turn on FOX News"....

325 posted on 11/09/2011 6:28:39 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: ctdonath2

“And as I noted, Congress has a Constitutional mandate to institute procedures for calling out all able-bodied citizens for national protection. “

I think the current procedures for calling out the citizenry are adequate. For instance, FedGov does not need to call out the citizens of Alaska when there is a Florida hurricane. What problem do you foresee that would be helped by a presidential mandate for the citizens to assemble and act? As far as I know, the last time such a command was given was during the War of 1812, when Congress was in retreat from Washington.

This system will be used for far more mundane things than national emergencies, I fear. I heard mention of Amber Alerts, which by their nature are large-local or at most cover a 3-state block.

Any truly national problem, like an asteroid strike or 900 incoming thermonuclear RVs, won’t be helped much by a warning system. “Everyone on the West Coast, you have 30 days to move to Ohio (if our projections are correct) so get going!” Any national emergency will be politicized, as well. Look at BioWatch- by the time a true biowar threat is identified and checked, tens of thousands will already be ill and that number rising, the delays mostly due to political risk management.

As for future emergencies, I have seen no analysis of the inadequacies of our current systems, just a push for a new centralized one.

326 posted on 11/09/2011 6:46:08 PM PST by DBrow
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You know, the truth of the matter is, in this day and age, the BEST way to get info to people would be TV and radio. I don’t know why we need any of these broadcasts. Get the info out to the news stations, they will broadcast whatever information needs to be broadcast.

327 posted on 11/09/2011 7:03:50 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Deo volente

Glad to see I wasn’t the only one turning my off.

328 posted on 11/09/2011 7:54:07 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: dfwgator

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329 posted on 11/09/2011 11:43:50 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: hoagy62

One word: Fail! Seems 0bama has that down

330 posted on 11/10/2011 12:53:34 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

We now must create a new Gummint Agency to ensure that this thing works in the future. UMMM and we will have to increase tax revenue to fund the new agency, and we will need hire a gazillion beauocrats to staff that agency. And of course they will need to recieve huge Bone-US checks for their talent.

331 posted on 11/10/2011 4:24:31 AM PST by Einherjar
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To: prisoner6

Babies name(s) will be “Eas”

332 posted on 11/10/2011 8:31:20 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: DBrow

Do you want this system to work?
You get the government out of it and you let some public industry handle it. It’s just that simple.
Thanks Mr. H. Truman for starting it, but you should have hired a private firm. It was flawed from the get go.
You don’t let let the Feds handle something you need to work correctly. Doesn’t anyone is D.C. realize this yet???The obvious answer is N0bama...

333 posted on 11/10/2011 11:30:08 AM PST by kennvido
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To: dfwgator; tubebender; glock rocks
Didn't you guys here the claxon?

I was in Ca., and it came over the air like this...


sounded great!

334 posted on 11/10/2011 6:41:54 PM PST by Pete-R-Bilt (I love guns... and coffee!)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

I didn’t hear no stinkin test while listening to my RUSH Real Radio Head Phones this morning

335 posted on 11/10/2011 6:55:22 PM PST by tubebender (She was only a whiskey maker, but I loved her still.)
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336 posted on 11/11/2011 8:25:36 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: kennvido
Your point is well taken... besides a nuclear attack or Marshall Law... what else is there? An asteroid? The government would never let us know if we were going to be hit by an asteroid.

Actually the one time this system was very nearly activated was 9/11. However, the head of FEMA decided that by the time it was clear that it was a matter of national security, that the networks/media were doing as good of a job or better of getting the word out.
337 posted on 11/11/2011 8:30:56 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Dam straight...
Now, if we get hit with the reality of an EMP device... it won’t matter if the EAS system works.

338 posted on 11/12/2011 5:09:19 PM PST by kennvido
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