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  • FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts (to now incl photos & spanish text)

    09/29/2016 12:29:02 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 09/29/2016 | Tali Arbel Sep 29, 2:38 PM EDT FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September. The Federal Communications Commission approved a measure Thursday that will let messages be up to four times longer than the current 90-character limit. Cellphone companies will have to support Spanish messages under the new rules. The changes will also let officials target messages more narrowly and include links in messages. The...
  • Upcoming IPAWS National Test (Emergency Alert System Wednesday, September 28 2:20pmEDT)

    09/19/2016 11:06:40 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 28 replies
    FEMA & FCC ^ | 09/19/2016 | Fema C. Amp
    Upcoming IPAWS National Test IPAWS will hold a national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 2:20pm EDT.
  • Remember the Sikhs

    06/12/2016 12:39:44 PM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 38 replies
    6/12/16 | Ketill
    I contacted my local Sikh temple to tell them that online conservatives are aware that Sikhs are often very concerned at times like this, that we try to educate and inform and are with them. I hope you do, too. Pardon the vanity, please.
  • Obama For the Supreme Court

    05/10/2016 6:34:20 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 47 replies
    The Boston Blobe ^ | May 10, 2016 | HDS Greenway
    BY NOW it is clear that Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Antonin Scalia’s death, is not going anywhere. But if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, Senate Republicans may make a desperate about-face during the lame-duck session to lock in the moderate Garland before the arrival of Clinton and a possibly more left-leaning candidate. By then, however, it will be too late. Sorry, Judge Garland, but what Clinton should do if she wins is make clear that her choice will be none other than Barack Obama, a former professor of constitutional law,...
  • LIVE: Asteroid “B2Bomber” approaches close to Earth (webcast to begin at 12am EST)

    03/09/2016 11:57:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | Scheduled for Mar 10, 2016 | Ruptly TV
    The “Near Earth Asteroid” discovered in 2013, which was called 2013 TX68 before being renamed to “B2Bomber,” will make its close approach to Earth on March 10. Slooh will broadcast the asteroid’s approach from Canary Islands Observatory. The event will be followed by discussions by Slooh Astronomer, Eric Edelman, and scientist Dr. Mark Boslough, an expert on planetary science and global catastrophes. The experts are unable to pin down the asteroid’s orbit, though it is suggested that it may pass as close as 11,000 miles, maybe even colliding with Earth in September 2017. Video on Demand: Contact: Twitter:...
  • Man legally changes his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger

    02/23/2016 3:51:53 PM PST · by twister881 · 62 replies ^ | February, 23, 2016 | Fox News
    <p>A British man decided to legally change his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger as a show of his undying love of the sandwich.</p> <p>Sam Smith, 33, told the U.K.’s Standard that the, “Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up,” after a night of drinking with his buddies who convinced him to do go ahead with the stunt.</p>
  • Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

    02/08/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cns ^ | 02/08/2016 | ap
    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units were put on combat alert early Monday, marking the launch of the exercise that involves troops of the Southern Military District. The district includes troops stationed in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as well as forces in the North Caucasus and southwestern regions near the border with Ukraine. ... According to Shoigu, who spoke at a meeting with the top military brass, the war games would include redeployment of air force units to advance air bases and bombing runs at shooting ranges. The maneuvers will...
  • Geneva still on high alert over terror probe

    12/11/2015 5:37:39 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Dec 2015
    Geneva remained on high alert Friday as police carried out further searches in the western Swiss city for several suspected jihadists believed to have links to the Islamic State (IS) group, officials said. Americans in Switzerland advised to be 'vigilant' (11 Dec 15)Bern officials launch Geneva terror probe (10 Dec 15)Geneva police hunt for jihadist terror suspects (10 Dec 15)French 'search homes of Geneva mosque imams' (26 Nov 15) Geneva, which borders France and is home to the UN's European headquarters, ratcheted up its security Thursday after receiving information from the Swiss government about suspicious individuals in the area. The...
  • Free Republic Malware Alerts

    10/27/2015 2:23:14 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 54 replies
    Do you all get full-page orange MALWARE ALERTS from Google when you try to post on the Free Republic? Could it be an attempt to strangle FR?
  • France's Eiffel Tower shut amid security alert

    09/20/2015 10:55:23 AM PDT · by traumer · 21 replies
    France's famous Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited attractions, was closed after a man carrying a rucksack was seen climbing the tower. The alarm was quickly raised early on Sunday and the area was evacuated while anti-terror police carried out a search of the iconic landmark. Police said that so far they have been unable to find the man. France is on the highest state of alert following a spate of terror attacks this year. The Eiffel Tower, which receives as many as 30,000 daily visitors, has been the target of plots by Islamist extremists in the past....
  • Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake

    09/16/2015 4:35:24 PM PDT · by John W · 61 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | BBC
    A powerful earthquake has hit central Chile, causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago. The 7.9-magnitude tremor centred off the coast, about 153 miles (246km) north-west of the capital. Chilean officials said it measured 7.2. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned that "widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible". There were no immediate reports of damage, Chile's emergency office was quoted as saying by Reuters.
  • Toronto Jewish community on alert after threats by hooded men taking photos of synagogue

    07/28/2015 1:21:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/15 | Robert Spencer
    Jihadis? Non-Muslim Leftists? No way to be sure at this point, but the scream of “F–k Jews” suggests Islamic anti-Semitism more than just opposition to Israel. However, the hatred of Jews that these men harbor almost certainly derives from “Palestinian” jihad propaganda, which is rooted in the jihad imperative to “drive them out from where they drove you out” (Qur’an 2:191) and destroy Israel utterly. “Toronto Jewish community on alert after threats by hooded men taking photos of synagogue,” by Toby Trompeter, National Post, July 28, 2015 (thanks to Stephen): TORONTO — The greater Toronto Jewish community is disquieted and...
  • Jeff Sessions Issues Final 'Critical Alert': Obamatrade Just Like Amnesty, Obamacare

    06/11/2015 5:30:41 PM PDT · by xzins · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jun 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sessions’ final “critical alert,” one of several he’s issued throughout the Obamatrade process, shows House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)60% has been engaged in deception as he attempts to guide Obamatrade’s passage through the House. “Promoters of fast-track executive authority have relied on semantic obfuscation in an effort to deny the obvious: the President’s top priority is obtaining fast-track authority because he knows it will expand his powers and allow him to cement his legacy through the formation of a new political and economic union,” Sessions said. The authority granted in “Trade Promotion Authority” is authority...
  • Police Raise Nationwide Terror Alert (Israel)

    11/08/2014 10:23:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 11/8/14 | Cynthia Blank
    Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino held a meeting Saturday to assess the security situation following the death of Hir Alhamdan, 22, and the ensuing riots and rock-throwing attacks in the Galilee, Samaria and Jerusalem, that broke out. The conclusion of those attending the meeting was to to raise the alert level in the country to Gimmel (C). This means that police forces will increase their presence at specific points of friction as well as the cities beleaguered by violence. Hir Alhamdan, a resident of Kafr Kana in the Galilee, was shot and killed by police on Friday night. Alhamdan reportedly lunged...
  • Rocket launched from Gaza lands in Israel, For the second time since the start of the cease-fire

    11/01/2014 6:57:07 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 14 replies, ynet, jpost ^ | unknown (very recent) | unknown
    A rocket fired late Friday night from the Gaza Strip exploded east of the border fence, in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. Israel's alert systems identified a rocket launch, but did not sound an alarm. The incident marks the second time that a rocket landed in Israeli territory since the end of Operation Protective Edge two months ago. The rocket was launched from the southern strip at approximately 9:20 pm, and exploded near the border fence. The IDF initially claimed that the rocket had fell in Gaza, but it was later discovered that the rocket had flown...
  • Obama’s Terrorism Alert System Has Never Issued a Public Warning — Ever

    10/22/2014 11:49:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    pamela geller ^ | 10/22/14 | Pamela Geller
    More on Obama’s malfeasance. #EvilClown In the wake of the Boston bombing, the Oklahoma beheading, the Times Square bombing, the Portland, Oregon Christmas tree lighting bombing, hundreds of American Muslims returning from waging jihad in Syria, the thwarted Federal Reserve building bombing, or any of these jihad attacks — “Obama’s Terrorism Alert System Has Never Issued a Public Warning — Ever,” Foreign Policy, September 2014 The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), a function of the massive Department of Homeland Security, didn’t issue any public advisories this summer as Western passport holders took up jihad in Syria by the thousands and...
  • Three Afghan National Army Soldiers Missing From Cape Cod Base

    09/21/2014 5:14:00 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 53 replies
    MyFoxBoston ^ | 9/21/2014 | myfox boston
  • [Australian] Police apologise for leaving plastic explosive in suitcase at Sydney airport

    09/11/2014 10:50:16 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Sept 2014 | Paul Farrell
    A suitcase containing plastic explosive was accidentally left at Sydney airport for three weeks by the Australian federal police in a serious training blunder. The AFP released a statement on Thursday apologising for mistakenly leaving a training device at the airport – containing 230g of plastic explosive ....
  • Australia raises terror alert level to 'high'

    09/11/2014 9:13:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 4:56 AM EDT, Fri September 12, 2014
  • Who Decides The Truth?

    07/28/2014 7:57:57 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 7 replies
    Spiritual Food Blog ^ | June 12, 2014 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    WHO DECIDES THE TRUTH? THE FUNDAMENTAL BATTLE OF ALL TIMES is who establishes the truth, God or the world, God or Satan, God or each person? This battle will increase even more in the next few years before the second coming or Jesus Christ. Lucifer said, I am God, I decide the Truth, and Saint Michael the Archangel replied with his name: “WHO IS LIKE UNTO GOD?” Original Sin was the same deception: “But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you...
  • New emergency alert system will giveObama the power to flip a switch andaddress the entire

    07/15/2014 1:54:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/15/14 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. [Snip] It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider...
  • Bundy Ranch Update

    04/14/2014 12:16:06 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 85 replies
    I can't cite my sources and I know people on FR have been talking about this all day, but I come from a family of military, fire fighters with law enforcement mixed in. Many of my Twitter followers and Facebook friends are law enforcement. With that said, many of these people are on the side of the Bundy's. I am getting bombarded with posts from retired NY State Troopers, Sheriffs from all over the country and some that I will just say are in or very close to the whole Bundy situation. They are telling me that the BLM's fallback...
  • Please Help - Caleb Jacoby, Jeff Jacoby's son, is missing

    01/07/2014 4:20:02 PM PST · by BoomerBabe · 110 replies
    ,The Republican ^ | 01/07/2014 | Shira Schoenberg
    Caleb Jacoby of Brookline, MA has been missing since yesterday afternoon. He is 16 years old, and many of you have read, met or heard of Caleb's father, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby. Jeff is a great friend of CAMERA and of Israel. Jeff and his wife Laura, and Caleb need our help now. If you think you have seen Caleb or have any idea of his whereabouts please contact the Brookline Police immediately at (617) 730-2222. Caleb's photo is below, along with a link to a flyer.
  • Looky Looky, The Amber Alert Site now up again...

    10/07/2013 8:42:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Amber Alert ^ | 10/7/13 | Gov.
    Ooops, they got caught and now the Amber alert site is back up... but Michelle's
  • Amber alert website down due to government shutdown

    10/06/2013 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washingtom Examiner ^ | 10/6/13 | Ashe Schow
    Leave a comment 110   Government shutdown Beltway Confidential The Amber alert system, the national missing-child warning program, has been shut off due to the government shutdown, according to the Department of Justice.“Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs website is unavailable,” it says on Just 17 percent of the government is shut down, and Friday the Obama administration allowed union representatives to return to work.So, union members could return to work, but the website to alert Americans to missing children had to be taken down?
  • US warns citizens to leave Yemen amid terror alert

    08/06/2013 1:47:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2013
    The US State Department has ordered citizens and non-emergency government staff to leave Yemen "immediately" due to security threats. --SNIP-- The BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, says the Yemeni capital has been experiencing unprecedented security measures, with hundreds of armoured military vehicles deployed to secure the presidential palace, vital infrastructural buildings and Westerns embassies in the capital. Our correspondent says that a security source confirmed Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that tens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in Sanaa over the past few days from other regions in preparation for the implementation of a large plot. The source described the...
  • DHS Has Not Issued Terror Alert After Boston Marathon Bombing

    04/15/2013 10:49:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/13 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Homeland Security has not issued a terror alert in response to Monday's bombings in Boston. On the Department of Homeland Security’s National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) website, the administration says: “There are no current alerts.” According to a source with knowledge of these matters, a terror alert "gives authority for full mobilization of law enforcement resources to feds, state and locals.” The source told Breitbart News that the administration is supposed to issue such an alert out of the National Counterterrorism Center, via NTAS, but no such alert has been issued after the bombings in Massachusetts. Describing...
  • Terror alert declared in Jerusalem

    02/12/2013 11:31:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/13/13 | Stuart Winer
    Security forces declared a state of increased readiness on Tuesday evening in Jerusalem in response to intelligence received by the Shin Bet security service indicating the possibility of a terror attack in the city. Magen David Adom ambulance service declared a “Level C” alert, the second-highest level of readiness. Local firefighters were also on standby. A police helicopter was patrolling the skies above the capital, and other units were deployed. There were also roadblocks at entrances to the city, and vehicles leaving nearby Arab villages were being checked. The fear was of a terror attack, possibly by a suicide bomber,...
  • Israel on Alert Israel appears to be readying for conflict with Lebanon

    02/11/2013 1:54:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    Senior Israeli officials have indicated that the Jewish state is gearing up for a major “war with Lebanon,” according to sources close to the Israeli government. The Israeli military has reportedly deployed missile defense systems to the northern part of the country, which sits near Lebanon, and has ordered all civilian aircraft to evacuate Haifa airport, the Jewish state’s northernmost air hub. Senior Israeli officials have warned of an impending conflict in closed-door meetings in Washington, D.C., sources said. The “world needs to be prepared for the next war with Lebanon,” a senior military adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Now we have obama where we want him (video)

    01/07/2013 8:57:20 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 1/7/2013 | DICK Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how the defeat on the fiscal cliff removes the fig leaf behind which Obama has been hiding his spending. Now we can win! Tune in!
  • Red alert issued for volcano on Chile-Argentina border

    12/23/2012 6:30:53 PM PST · by John W · 10 replies ^ | December 23, 2012 | Erica Harrington and Greg Botelho
    Chilean authorities on Sunday issued a red alert -- the most severe in their warning system -- that the Copahue Volcano, high in the Andes mountains on the border with Argentina, might be poised for a significant eruption. In a statement, Chile's Geological and Mining Service stressed that no mandatory evacuations have been ordered around the remote volcano, which lies about 280 kilometers southeast (175 miles) of Concepcion, though the closest roads to it are in Argentina. Even though the seismic activity suggests a minor eruption, the agency decided to raise the alert level because it could not rule out...
  • Father of Abigale Lefevers Shouldn't Have Trusted Roommate

    09/25/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    Gather News ^ | 25 Sept 2012 | Chelsea Hoffman
    Twelve-year-old Abigale Lefevers still hasn't been found, and is believed to had been abducted by a registered sex offender. In the latest update to this missing girl's case, her father has issued some words through the media, begging for the return of the 12-year-old missing girl. The words of Robert Lefevers is similar to those of many parents who go through the horror of an abducted child, but they are heartfelt and emotional. This man, like the growing number of people who know about this case, wants Abigale home. "Abigale if you're out there watching me right now baby, please...
  • The Real Poll Data – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Romney may win in a landslide)

    08/06/2012 8:29:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/6/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss the real poll data. Forget the media polls, here are the real numbers state-by-state. And Romney’s winning! Tune in!
  • Obama’s “Victory” Will Defeat Him – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    06/28/2012 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/28/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama’s victory is Pyrrhic. He has won the battle but, he will lose the war. Tune in!
  • Obama Under Attack – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    06/27/2012 8:56:17 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 6/27/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama is under attack with contempt citations, security leaks, and court decisions. What does it mean for Obama? Tune in!
  • Action Alert – Best Buy: TV's, Computers and Hamas

    04/24/2012 9:45:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 4/17/12 | Marc J. Fink
    Ailing Retail Giant Sponsors Hamas-Linked Islamist Group, Refuses to Rule Out Future Funding to Islamic Radicals Think again before buying your next flat-screen television or computing device from Best Buy. The struggling retail giant recently used profits from American consumers to fund the annual banquet of a group closely linked to Hamas. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently listed Best Buy as a "Platinum Sponsor." Best Buy has refused to rule out future support for CAIR through numerous messages to its public relations department. The big box retailer is already in chaos amid the recent...
  • Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest

    04/14/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Fox ^ | April 14, 2012 | AP
    Baseball-sized hail is tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, a tornado has touched down in Kansas and forecasters are warning residents across the nation's midsection to brace for "life threatening" storms. The National Weather Service says a rain-wrapped tornado touched down in southwest Kansas on Saturday afternoon, while at least three possible tornadoes were reported earlier in central Oklahoma. No injuries were immediately reported. But forecasters are expecting the most dangerous weather later in the day and are warning residents across the region of possible fast-moving tornadoes overnight. Officials say a large area spanning from Minnesota to Texas...
  • Tornado warning issued for northern Kansas

    04/14/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | April 14, 2012 | AP
    The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for sections of north central Kansas Saturday afternoon after earlier reports of ripe conditions for storms across the heart of the country. The counties included in the warning are western Jewell County, Mitchell Couonty, Osborne County and Smith County, all in north central Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. The warning will last until 12:45 CDT. Earlier, for only the second time in U.S. history, the Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance, said Russ Schneider, director of the center, which is part of the...
  • IDF to Remain on Full Alert Over Passover

    03/28/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT · by Mossad1967 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 3/29/2012 | Gabe Kahn
    The IDF on Tuesday broke with Israeli tradition and ordered all units to cancel the long-customary Passover leaves and remain on full alert over the holiday. Over the years, an army-wide break during Passover became a tradition followed by all major military units, including the Air Force, Navy and intelligence corps. But this year soldiers will have to divide their vacation days among themselves in order to ensure that their units remain at full strength. Senior military officials insisted the decision did not stem from any planned military operations set to occur on - or immediately after - the holiday....

    12/30/2011 1:02:32 PM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Dick ^ | 12/30/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Republicans are heading for disaster in their battle over extending jobless benefits. Tune in!

    12/29/2011 9:28:57 AM PST · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 12/29/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how House Republicans are giving Obama his best poll numbers since July, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Tune in!

    10/17/2011 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/17/2011
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement. The demonstrations will turn against Obama and will further undermine his chances of re-election. I explain why. Tune in!
  • WABC Breaking News E-Mail: New 9/11 Terror Alert

    09/08/2011 5:02:31 PM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 65 replies
    WABC Radio | 09/08/2011 | WABC Radio
    New 9/11 Terror Alert Federal law enforcement officials tell ABC News they have a specific, credible, but unconfirmed threat involving a possible al Qaeda plot aimed for the anniversary of 9/11. ABC News has learned that at least two individuals came into the U.S. by air in August with "the intent" to launch a vehicle-borne bomb attack.
  • Terror Alert in Jerusalem

    08/21/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/21/11 | Gil Ronen
    Intelligence says a terror squad intends to attack inside the Holy City. The Jerusalem Police raised the level of alert in Jerusalem Sunday after receiving intelligence that a squad of Arab terrorists intends to carry out an attack inside the city. The district police headquarters said roadblocks have been added and the police force in the city has been augmented. Vehicle inspections are being carried out, and suspicious looking people are being searched for weapons.
  • National Emergency Alert System: Presidential Messages

    05/13/2011 8:49:10 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 10 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-13-11 | The Rat
    A new national alert system was announced by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week. The Personal Localized Alert Network – PLAN – will be used to alert the public to emergencies via cell phone. In addition to local emergency messages, PLAN will also carry “presidential alerts.” Cell phone users will be able to opt out of receiving local alerts but not the presidential alerts. The system, which will be rolled out nationwide, is up and running in the Big Apple, where New Yorkers have already begun to receive “emergency” alerts from Barack Obama. ConClub has received a list of...
  • National Emergency Alert System Set To Launch In NYC ( Drudge)

    05/10/2011 10:17:12 AM PDT · by Fighting Irish · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | May 10, 2011 | CBS
    ---snip----- NEW YORK, (CBSNewYork) – A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones. It’s called the Personal Localized Alert Network or PLAN. Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts would appear on cell phones equipped with special chips and software. The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the system would also warn about terrorist attacks and natural disasters. “The lessons that were reinforced on 9/11 is the importance of getting clear and accurate information to the public during...
  • Napolitano: Colored threats replaced by 'formal, detailed alerts' in three months

    01/27/2011 2:21:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Napolitano: Colored threats replaced by 'formal, detailed alerts' in three months By Jordy Yager - 01/27/11 03:42 PM ET Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on Thursday that the department is planning to phase out its color-coded threat advisory system over the next three months. In its place, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to issue “formal, detailed alerts” about “a specific or credible terrorist threat” to law enforcement officials, private businesses – such as shopping malls or hotels – and the American public, depending on the nature of the threat. “These alerts will include a clear statement that...
  • Thousands Trapped In Packed Tube Trains

    10/18/2010 12:25:42 PM PDT · by AU72 · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 18, 2010 | Alex Watts
    Thousands of Tube passengers were trapped underground in packed, airless conditions for two hours as a power failure brought rush-hour trains to a stand-still. Around 2,400 passengers were forced to walk for 20 minutes along the track of the Jubilee Line. Some were left traumatised by the incident and video footage taken by a commuter showed one man in an oxygen mask being treated by paramedics at St John's Wood station. Five Tube trains were caught in the chaos - three between Baker Street and St John's Wood, the fourth at Swiss Cottage, and the fifth at Westminster. Commuters on...
  • Alert at PPL Nuclear Plant

    08/10/2010 10:42:49 PM PDT · by optiguy · 14 replies
    WNEP 16 ^ | August 10, 2010 | Jon Meyer
    An alert is still in effect at the nuclear power plant near Berwick. Freon continues to leak inside one of the reactor buildings at PPL Susquehanna. Both units at the facility are still in operation but PPL officials said crews are are still trying to stop a freon leak in the unit one reactor building. The plant has been on alert since 9:30 a.m. Tuesday but officials stress the public is not in any danger. PPL officials said freon gas is leaking from an important equipment cooling system inside unit one's reactor building. Workers were forced to evacuate the area....
  • Will Washington's Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?

    07/30/2010 7:27:27 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 42 replies · 26+ views ^ | 07/30/2010 |
    The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another. People are asking, "Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?" Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency. Too many overreaching laws give the president too much discretion to make too many open-ended rules controlling too many aspects of our lives. There's no end to the harm an out-of-control president can...