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  • Real-time traffic, alerts to go live on I-90 this summer

    06/11/2017 4:16:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | May 17, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) drivers can expect those inscrutable black gantries towering over the roadway to get chatty this summer. The Illinois tollway has completed installation and testing of 29 digital message signs between Barrington Road and O'Hare International Airport. The displays will provide real-time traffic updates and safety advisories and direct drivers to shift lanes when crashes occur. The system will go live around the end of July or early August, Chief Engineer Paul Kovacs said at a Wednesday committee meeting. "All the construction is done and we've completed the testing so we know it's operational. Now we're training...
  • Belgium raises threat level for Brussels to highest possible level

    11/20/2015 5:33:05 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    BNO ^ | November 20, 2015
    The threat level for the Belgian capital of Brussels has been raised to the highest possible level, the interior ministry reports, citing a “severe and imminent threat” in connection with last week’s terror attacks in Paris. (more)
  • Really? Amber Alert website goes dark under government shutdown

    10/06/2013 5:17:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 77 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-6-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    This is a new low. Obama SPENT money to close natl parks but shut down the Amber Alert website. Look for yourself:
  • AT&T to force Obama alerts for iPhones with no way to opt out

    06/17/2013 8:17:56 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 74 replies ^ | June 17, 2013 | Janeen Capizola
    Not only is Big Brother President Obama watching you, hes going to start messaging you if you own an iPhone with AT&T service. AT&T subscribers with an iPhone 4S or 5 using iOS 6.1 or higher are going to start getting presidential alerts on matters of national importance whether you want them or not. As part of AT&Ts new Wireless Emergency Alerts, once a user updates their operating system, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to the phone. However . . .
  • AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama That You Cant Switch Off

    06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 115 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Just in case you want more Obama in your life AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama That you cant switch off. AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you wont be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice la Day After Tomorrow. Youll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if youre using iOS 6.1 or higher. Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you...
  • Homeland Security 4.0: Overcoming Centralization, Complacency, and Politics (Report )

    08/25/2011 1:49:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | August 23, 2011 | By Matt Mayer , James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. and Jessica Zuckerman
    Executive Summary Getting the national homeland security enterprise right is among the most difficult challenges in Washington because the problems in protecting the homeland are rooted in overcentralization, pervasive complacency, and entrenched politicsproblems that often cause Washington to not work properly. This report marks a path through this obstacle course.The recommendations in this report are essential steps in establishing the right type of homeland security for the United Statesone that is enduring and efficacious. The experience of the past decade is a better guide to the future than what was thought in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. These recommendations are...
  • US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts

    04/07/2011 10:37:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/7/11 | Eileen Sullian - ap
    WASHINGTON The U.S. government's new system to replace the five color-coded terror alerts will have two levels of warnings elevated and imminent that will be relayed to the public only under certain circumstances for limited periods of time, sometimes using Facebook and Twitter, according to a draft Homeland Security Department plan obtained by The Associated Press. Some terror warnings could be withheld from the public entirely if announcing a threat would risk exposing an intelligence operation or an ongoing investigation, according to the government's confidential plan. Like a gallon of milk, the new terror warnings will each...
  • Security experts: Homeland Security faces hurdles in replacing terror alerts

    01/30/2011 10:06:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/11 | Jordy Yager
    Security experts: Homeland Security faces hurdles in replacing terror alertsBy Jordy Yager - 01/30/11 12:27 PM ET National security experts applauded the decision to end the color-coded threat advisory system, but said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to ramp up information-sharing and messaging efforts if a new system is going to succeed. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced last week the agencys plan to drop the Bush-era advisory system that used colors to indicate the level of threats to the U.S. In its place, DHS plans to deliver formal, detailed alerts about a specific or credible terrorist threat...
  • Weather Alert (Shelby County, TN area)

    02/05/2008 3:29:46 PM PST · by Ingtar · 308 replies · 775+ views ^ | 2/5/2008 | WMCTV
  • CA: Alerts of ICE raids mulled

    10/06/2007 6:33:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 878+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 10/06/07 | Stacia Glenn
    A network is being created to help illegal immigrants avoid that dreaded knock on the door in the wee hours. In a recent two-week sweep touted as the largest of its kind, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, arrested 1,300 illegal immigrants in the Southland at their homes, in jails or at work. Antonio Bernabe, an organizer for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, hopes to prevent ICE from ever again rounding up that many people during its large operations. "The raids are supposed to be targeting the criminals but they are breaking up families,...
  • 70 Million More gGuns, 38% Less Crime

    09/23/2006 7:13:07 AM PDT · by epow · 35 replies · 1,412+ views
    NRA Bulletin ^ | 9/22/06 | staff writer
    70 MILLION MORE GUNS.38% LESS VIOLENT CRIME NRA-ILA ALERTS Data released by the FBI on Monday showed that in 2005, the nation's total violent crime rate was 38% lower than in 1991, when violent crime hit an all-time high. Rates of the individual categories of violent crime were also much lower in 2005 than in 1991. Murder was 43% lower, rape 25% lower, robbery 48% lower, and aggravated assault 33% lower. The FBI's report came on the heels of a Bureau of Justice Statistics crime survey that found that violent crime was lower in 2005 than anytime in the survey's...
  • National Emergency Alerts To Ping Cell Phones, PDAs

    07/12/2006 9:58:55 AM PDT · by Stoat · 43 replies · 1,064+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | July 12, 2006
    National Emergency Alerts To Ping Cell Phones, PDAs Government Updating Cold-War Era Alert System POSTED: 11:52 am EDT July 12, 2006 WASHINGTON -- We interrupt your cell phone call with this important announcement: The government will soon be sending warnings of national emergencies on wireless phones, Web sites and hand-held computers. The new digital system will update the emergency alerts planned -- but never used -- during the Cold War in the event of a nuclear strike. More likely, these 21st-century technologies will carry warnings of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. The Homeland Security Department, through the Federal...
  • *VANITY RANT* Fox News Alerts and the Boy Who Cried Wolf

    08/11/2005 5:40:26 AM PDT · by piperpilot · 91 replies · 1,678+ views
    8/11/05 | Piperpilot
    Has anyone noticed how Fox News Channel has oscillated wildly out of control this summer with their Fox News Alerts? It seems that the alerts are being used for everything from legitimate breaking news events (shuttle landing safely) to events that no one in their right mind would classify as breaking news (President Bush signs the Energy Bill--what a shocker that is!). Not only that, but they are now being used over and over again during a two-hour period to announce the same news event and it seems like every prime time show is started with a Fox News Alert...
  • Strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence (Freeze! Grand Central Station!)

    07/27/2005 8:58:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 353+ views
    A 27-year-old electrician, de Menezes was by all accounts totally unconnected to terrorism. But through his behavior and cruel coincidence, de Menezes gave police good reason to think he might be planning to detonate a bomb. In the age of terrorism, police can kill an innocent man and still be doing the right thing. This strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence. Film noir refers to the eerie postwar movies in which characters grope through a world of dark menace and unanswered questions. They don't know what's going on, only that danger hovers. Here in Grand...
  • Request for Stories of Suspicious Incidents Throughout the Country

    03/02/2005 6:10:54 PM PST · by milford421 · 16 replies · 667+ views
    3/2/05 | milford421
    Compiling a list of suspicious incidents nationwide, including train derailments, chemical/oil refinery fires and or explosions, etc. Don't forget to include news link for source. Please send to my attention.
  • Man Sought for Photographing Texas City Refineries

    07/19/2004 5:30:58 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 108 replies · 3,909+ views
    my way news ^ | Jul 19, 2:57 PM (ET) | HOUSTON (Reuters)|top|07-19-2004::15:07|reuters.html Man Sought for Photographing Texas City Refineries Email this story Jul 19, 2:57 PM (ET) HOUSTON (Reuters) - Law enforcement officials said on Monday they are looking for a man seen taking pictures of two refineries in Texas City, Texas. Texas City, located on the Texas Gulf coast about 30 miles south of Houston, has three refineries including the largest U.S. plant operated by BP Plc., which is the third-largest U.S. refinery, processing 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The man, described as white with dark hair, was seen taking pictures outside the refineries, all located on the...
  • FBI Believes Student was bin Laden Scout Investigators Say He was Doing Surveillance Here [NJ]

    10/14/2004 1:56:03 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 30 replies · 1,657+ views
    WABC-NY Channel 7 via ABC News ^ | Oct 14, 2004 | Kemberly Richardson
    (Newark-WABC, October 14, 2004) He looked like any student attending college in New Jersey. But in reality, FBI officials believe he was sent here by Osama bin Laden to scout out possible targets for a terrorist attack. Eyewitness News' Kemberly Richardson reports. Sources tell Eyewitness News they are making headway with this investigation. They say as they canvas the area showing people a picture of Dhiren Barot they are getting confirmation he was here. He was seen at tourist areas, universities, and perhaps the most unsettling place: Right in front of the Prudential building. A senior FBI agent tells...

    08/10/2004 4:00:36 PM PDT · by OESY · 471+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 10, 2004 | Editorial
    The latest disclosures of al Qaeda's plans for another major attack in New York City in hopes of disrupt ing the election should finally put the lie to those who claim the recent terror alert was a politically timed sham. Like Howard Dean, the defeated White House hopeful and now surrogate for John Kerry who charged that "every time something happens that's not good for President Bush, he plays this trump card, which is terrorism." In fact, far from being a campaign ploy, the alert declared by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was based on new, specific information that was...
  • NY Congressman Joe Crowley - not playing with a full deck?

    08/07/2004 3:33:54 PM PDT · by Jeff Blogworthy · 12 replies · 680+ views ^ | 8-7-2004 | Jeff Blogworthy
    How else to describe his comments on Fox News Live only moments ago? This is not an exact quote but here is the gist of what he said from memory: "Why are we having all these terror alerts? I think people are getting tired of them. I wish we could go back to the way it was before when we were thwarting terrorists and nobody ever knew anything. I would rather our intelligence community just thwart the terrorists, if they can, without telling us anything about it." Huh? One is left wondering how in the world Mr. Crowley ever came...
  • Hastert Reveals Three Other Planes Hit Distress

    09/14/2001 2:50:09 PM PDT · by Int · 3 replies · 321+ views
    Hastert Reveals Three Other Planes Hit Distress /// Buttons Tuesday... Amid the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) informed Members at a closed-door briefing Tuesday night that three commercial planes overseas had pressed their "terrorist button" and were still in the air as of 5:30 that evening. Although someone on the plane had pressed the device designed to indicate a hijacking, Hastert reported that there was no foul play involved on the planes and that intelligence officials were simply responding to "false alarms," ROLLCALLDAILY reports...