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  • 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: http://1.usa.gov/190aIeP
  • 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
    bizpacreview.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Janeen Capizola
    Not only is Big Brother President Obama watching you, he’s 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&T’s 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 Can’t 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 can’t switch off. AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow. You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re 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 politics—problems 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 States—one 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 agency’s 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
    http://www.wmctv.com/ ^ | 2/5/2008 | WMCTV
    TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN 521 PM CST TUE FEB 5 2008 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... DESOTO COUNTY IN NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI... NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE... SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE... * UNTIL 600 PM CST * AT 521 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR WALLS...OR ABOUT 7 MILES WEST OF HORN LAKE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. * OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LYNCHBURG...SOUTHAVEN...WHITEHAVEN... SOUTHWEST MEMPHIS...DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS...OLIVE BRANCH...MIDTOWN MEMPHIS...SOUTHEAST MEMPHIS... FRAYSER...GERMANTOWN...COLLIERVILLE... BARTLETT...ELLENDALE... MILLINGTON... LAKELAND...EADS...ARLINGTON...
  • 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
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JULY 27, 2005 | FROMA HARROP
    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)
    http://news.myway.com/top/article/id/415877|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...
  • A STEP AHEAD OF TERROR

    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
    JeffBlogworthy.com ^ | 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...
  • FBI asks Florida Keys dive shop owners to be watchful

    06/04/2002 2:31:06 PM PDT · by elfman2 · 8 replies · 952+ views
    keysnews.com ^ | 6/4/02 | TOM WALKER
    A local dive shop owner says FBI agents are wasting their time scouring Keys dive shops for information about suspicious people who took scuba classes. On May 23, the FBI released a warning that some terrorists had been seeking "an offensive scuba diver capability." Concerned that future terrorist attacks might come by sea, the bureau apparently is compiling a database of all the country's certified scuba divers. "Why spin your wheels interviewing the dive shops when they should be going right to PADI?" asked Capt. Bill Grosscup, owner of Captain's Corner on Greene Street. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors,...
  • Middle Eastern Men & Kayak Rentals

    06/07/2002 11:05:23 AM PDT · by UnsinkableMollyBrown · 141 replies · 1,861+ views
    memo from Anti Terrorism Task Force | 7 June 2002 | Frank Shults,
    United States Attorney Eastern District of Virginia District of Columbia TO: Anti-Terrorism Task Force FROM: Frank Shults Chief Information Officer RE: Kayak rentals The ATTF CIO in Milwaukee obtained the following information from an intelligence summary report of an Army CID ATTF rep. It is passed on to you for information purposes. (U//FOUO) California: On 21 May 2002, US Coast Guard (USCG) personnel were notified by a kayak distributor in Wilmington, CA, in metropolitan Los Angeles, that three or four men appearing to be of Middle-Eastern descent attempted to purchase four small "sit on top" kayaks several weeks ago. The...
  • Kucinich says alerts were staged by Bush

    12/28/2003 3:56:42 AM PST · by JimVT · 32 replies · 133+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/28/03 | AP
    POLITICS IN BRIEF Kucinich says alert used as scare tactic 12/28/2003 The Bush administration is using elevated terror alerts for political gain, Democrat Dennis J. Kucinich said. The Ohio representative, campaigning at a library services company in central New Hampshire on Friday, said that if administration officials have information about terror threats, they should act on it, instead of advertising the threat to scare Americans. "Why didn't they just put extra security out?" he asked. "They are building up fear to become more powerful politically." Kucinich, who will begin airing TV ads in New Hampshire on Jan. 4, said he...
  • Prophets & Pastors Call 4 Prayer 4 President's Safety ... [re assass. warnings]

    10/02/2003 9:53:52 PM PDT · by Quix · 37 replies · 484+ views
    THE ELIJAH LIST ^ | 2 OCT 2003 | Steve Shultz
    THE ELIJAH LIST http://www.elijahlist.com Prophets and Pastors Call for Prayer for the President's Safety and Even Prophesy VINDICATION! from Many Pastors and Prophets Around the World Date: Oct 2, 2003 ===================================== Prophets and Pastors Call for Prayer for the President's Safety and Even Prophesy VINDICATION! ===================================== First, Kim Clement, who did our Elijah List August Conference prophesied the following on September 3, 2003 (as sent in by Martha Lucia via Dana Millar) Martha Lucia can be found at: www.watchmannetwork.org Steve Shultz, THE ELIJAH LIST www.elijahlist.com Martha Lucia's report on Kim Clement's prophecy: "Please continue to pray for President Bush as...
  • Victor's Secret (What does the DEQ know and when do they know it?)

    07/31/2003 2:33:19 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | July 30, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    Air Quality Alert! (True or False?) Monday, July 28, 2003 -- You don't want to walk around with a Hershey bar in your pocket, today. It's summer inversion time and day by day working toward one hundred degrees. Do you recognize this logo? It belongs to the Department of Environmental Quality. If you click on it, you will go to their Oregon webpage, where you will see, among other things, links to news releases like the one we have reprinted in full, here. Take note of the following line from the release, below: " ... urgent pollution prevention message ..."...
  • Mike Emmanuel Reporting New Terror Threat!

    04/30/2003 7:02:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 161 replies · 350+ views
    Foxnews.
    Mike Emmanuel of Foxnews is reporting that a new terror threat has been issued for Nuclear Power Plants. Plots have been uncovered that facilities have been targeted. Keep your heads up everyone!!
  • Detaining Iraqi Sympathizers - Concerns About Al Qaeda, Iraqi Terrorism Prompts High Alert

    03/18/2003 3:34:42 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 1 replies · 172+ views
    abcnews ^ | March 18, 2003
    March 18 — With the nation back on high alert and officials warning that terrorists may already be planning major new attacks, ABCNEWS has learned the government will begin detaining dozens of suspected Saddam Hussein sympathizers in at least five U.S. cities this week. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge today cited the danger of attacks by Iraqi agents in the United States and overseas when he announced the national threat level was moving from yellow, or "elevated," to orange, which means "high." "Iraqi state agents, Iraqi surrogate groups, other regional extremist organizations and ad hoc groups, disgruntled individuals may use...
  • Terrorists aim at Pearl Harbor

    03/02/2003 10:44:28 PM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 647+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/03/03 | Bill Gertz
    <p>Terrorists linked to al Qaeda have targeted U.S. military facilities in Pearl Harbor, including nuclear-powered submarines and ships, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>Intelligence reports about the terrorist threat to the Hawaiian harbor bombed by the Japanese in World War II were sent to senior U.S. officials in the past two weeks and coincided with reports of the planning of a major attack by Osama bin Laden's terrorist group. Officials said the reports were one of the reasons that led to the recent heightened security threat alert. The alert status has since been lowered.</p>
  • Litany for Today: God save New York. God save Washington...

    11/16/2002 6:33:34 PM PST · by Siobhan · 64 replies · 332+ views
    Siobhan O'Halloran | J+M+J November 16 A.D. 2002 | Siobhan O'Halloran
    A LITANY FOR TODAY God save New York. God save Washington, D.C. God save Houston. God save Chicago God save Boston. God save Philadelphia. God save Baltimore. God save Miami. God save Dallas. God save Denver. God save Detroit. God. save New Orleans. God save Cincinatti. God save Memphis. God save the Twin Cities. God save San Antonio. God save Seattle. God save Calgary. God save Portland. God save San Francisco. God save Pittsburgh. God save St. Louis. God save us all.
  • FBI: `Very vague' intelligence alert warns of possible threats to U.S. stadiums

    07/04/2002 7:57:24 AM PDT · by habaes corpussel · 12 replies · 815+ views
    AP ^ | 3 July 2002 | AP
    ST. LOUIS - The FBI has issued a "very vague" alert warning that people with ties to terrorist groups are downloading images of U.S. stadiums from the Internet, an agency official said Wednesday. The intelligence bulletin was sent in recent days to law-enforcement agencies nationwide. "There's no specific threat," said Bill Eubanks, head of the FBI's St. Louis office. "They just simply accessed the Web site." Images downloaded from www.worldstadiums.com. included the Edward Jones Dome, home to the NFL's St. Louis Rams, and Indianapolis' RCA Dome, he said. The FBI said it has contacted authorities in both places about security...
  • FBI Issues "vague" stadium alert

    07/03/2002 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 8 replies · 437+ views
    AP via espn.com ^ | 7/03/02 | NA
    Wednesday, July 3   People with terrorist ties downloading stadium images ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The FBI has issued a ''very vague'' alert warning that people with ties to terrorist groups are downloading images of U.S. stadiums from the Internet, an agency official said Wednesday. The intelligence bulletin was sent in recent days to law-enforcement agencies nationwide. ''There's no specific threat,'' said Bill Eubanks, head of the FBI's St. Louis office. ''They just simply accessed the Web site.'' Images downloaded from www.worldstadiums.com. included the Edward Jones Dome, home to the NFL's St. Louis Rams, and the RCA Dome,...
  • 'Evildoers in the hood'

    05/26/2002 1:43:36 PM PDT · by houston1 · 17 replies · 230+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 05/25/2002 | Mark Morford
    <p>The evildoers are coming. Again.</p> <p>No really, they are. This time we really mean it. Those last 17 times we only partially meant it but this time we really really mean it and look even pallid and barely animate VP Cheney is muttering through the scary side of his disquieting mouth that fresh terrorist attacks on the US are "almost a certainty."</p>
  • Tipper Gore: Daily alerts 'exhausting' for mental health ((Dems Now ATTACK Bush For Issuing Alerts!)

    05/24/2002 6:13:48 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 73 replies · 256+ views
    <p>More than eight months since the events of September 11th, many people are still grappling with the emotion and anxiety resulting from that day. Longtime mental health advocate Tipper Gore spoke with CNN's Paula Zahn about the issue.</p> <p>PAULA ZAHN: It seems to me that it's time for us all to grow up. I mean, we now know that a third of all New Yorkers are suffering from some kind of posttraumatic stress syndrome. Does that make any sense to you at all?</p>
  • U.S. forces put on alert in Mideast - June 2001 Actions -- Stop the Smear Campaign

    05/16/2002 12:07:32 PM PDT · by tallhappy · 1 replies · 326+ views
    Houston Chronicle | 6/23/01 | MICHAEL HEDGES
    The Houston Chronicle June 23, 2001, Saturday 3 STAR EDITION SECTION: A; Pg. 1 LENGTH: 750 words HEADLINE: U.S. forces put on alert in Mideast; Terrorist threat perceived SOURCE: Staff BYLINE: MICHAEL HEDGES, Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau DATELINE: WASHINGTON BODY:WASHINGTON - A Marine Corps mission in Jordan was abruptly halted Friday and Navy ships were hustled out of a Persian Gulf port in Bahrain after a threat against Americans was received, military officials said. At the same time, the State Department was preparing to update a worldwide caution to Americans of security concerns abroad, a spokesman said. The threat was...