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  • Governor: I couldn't tell Hawaiians missile alert was a false alarm because I didn't know my...

    01/22/2018 6:10:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/22/18 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige explained Monday that not knowing his own Twitter password contributed to the delay notifying the people of Hawaii that the ballistic missile alert they received on Jan. 13 was a false alarm.Ige told reporters Monday part of the 38-minute delay was due to the fact that he did not know his Twitter password, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported.On Jan. 13, Hawaiians received an alert on their phone and televisions warning of an inbound ballistic missile. Thirty-eight minutes later, it was revealed to be a false alarm, which Ige has previously said was sent because someone “pushed...
  • Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

    01/19/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 10/19/18 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers that he called the governor at 8:09 a.m. Saturday after confirming there was no threat. Rep. Kaniela Ing asked why the governor didn't immediately address the public, but Ige had left the hearing. Gov. Ige's spokeswoman Cindy McMillan said the governor had to track her down to prepare a message. She said the...
  • Former CIA officer arrested for keeping classified records

    01/16/2018 2:49:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, also known as Zhen Cheng, was arrested after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. A naturalized U.S. citizen, he began working for the CIA as a case officer in 1994 and maintained a top-secret clearance, according to a Justice Department announcement. The department alleges that Mr. Lee and his family left Hong Kong to return to the U.S. While traveling back to the United States, Mr. Lee’s family stayed in hotels in Hawaii and Virginia, where FBI agents conducted court-authorized searches of Lee’s room and luggage, the Justice Department said.
  • Senate Democrat Claims Trump Wants 'Basically White People to Come to Our Country'

    01/16/2018 10:12:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN Tuesday that she believes President Trump “made clear” that “he wants basically white people” to come to the U.S. based on remarks he reportedly made in an immigration meeting last week referring to countries like Haiti as “sh**hole countries.”“He made clear that day that he met with Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham that he wants basically white people to come to our country,” Hirono said. Sen. Mazie Hirono says Trump "made clear ... he wants, basically, white people to come to our country." https://t.co/HuVHNyjcUS— New Day (@NewDay) January 16, 2018 “It’s hard not to...
  • 38 Minutes in Hawaii: My Family and the False Missile Alarm (Amazing personal account)

    01/15/2018 5:18:17 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 154 replies
    The Stream ^ | January 14, 2018 | Jason Scott Jones
    I woke up abruptly. Overzealous JROTC Cadets ran and yelled on the high school track across the street. I rolled over and grabbed my reading glasses. Time to return to the book which I’d fallen asleep reading. It’s Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile by Eugene Sheppard. Thirty minutes later, I faced a tough choice. Should I go down and check on my children? Or watch an old Lomachenko fight on Youtube? Then my wife called up, “Babe, it’s garbage day. Take out the trash!” So I rushed downstairs. My typical Saturday ritual. As I dragged the trash out...
  • Hawaiian Emergency Management Officials Hold Interview – Have Post-It Notes of Passwords on Screens

    01/15/2018 1:32:37 PM PST · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    GP ^ | 1-15-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title - "Hawaiian Emergency Management Officials Hold Interview – Have Post-It Notes of Legible Passwords on Their Computer Screens" The Boston Herald interviewed the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency in July 2017 on incoming threats. The report included several photos from inside the operations room. The fourth photo over shows Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s current operations officer, Jeffrey Wong, in front of computer screens monitoring hazards at the agency’s headquarters in Honolulu on Friday, July 21, 2017. The photo of wong showed computer screens inside the operations room. Wong and the operators in the room forgot to take down the...
  • I Can’t Accept Hawaii’s Excuse for the False Nuke Alert

    01/15/2018 1:28:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So how many of you got an alert just now on the RushLimbaugh.com app saying the show was coming up? Right on! Greetings, my friends. And the notification was right because here we are, happily so, kicking off a brand-new week of broadcast excellence at 800-282-2882, and the email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.us. You know, I mentioned on this program countless times that one of — you know, we all have pet peeves. And one of my biggest pet peeves is arrogant condescension. People who know less than I do who think they know more than everybody else, and they’re...
  • 38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm (Hawaii)

    01/15/2018 10:47:51 AM PST · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    Hawai'i Free Press ^ | 01/13/2018 | Hawai'i Free Press
    Excerpt: 8:30 a.m. – Governor posts cancellation notification to his Facebook page. 8:45 a.m. – After getting authorization from FEMA Integral Public Alert and Warning System, HIEMA issued a “Civil Emergency Message” remotely. (Why is this time-consuming authorization needed? NOTE: The UH System was able to correct its cell phone false alarm ten minutes after sending it.-- Editor) The following action was executed by the Emergency Alert System (EAS): 1. EAS message over Local TV/Radio Audio Broadcast & Television Crawler Banner. “False Alarm. There is no missile threat to Hawaii.” “False Alarm. There is no missile threat or danger to...
  • Hawaii missile alert: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic

    01/15/2018 8:46:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2018 | Amy B. Wang
    Shortly after 8 a.m. local time Saturday, an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency settled in at the start of his shift. Among his duties that day was to initiate an internal test of the emergency missile warning system: essentially, to practice sending an emergency alert to the public without actually sending it to the public. It was a drill the agency had started with some regularity last November — around the time Hawaii reinstated its Cold War-era nuclear warning sirens amid growing fears of an attack by North Korea — and so, while the tests were not yet...
  • Hawaii’s Credibility Under Fire After False Missile Warning

    01/15/2018 7:34:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/15/2018 | cnn wire
    “How seriously are people going to take this system?” Hawaii State Rep. Matt LoPresti told CNN. “I’m going to suggest that if there is ever … another alert that goes out, we’ll have to send a confirmation notice — that second notice this really is happening. Because people will be waiting for a second notice to see that it’s another false alarm.” Hawaii’s emergency management agency keeps its eyes on the many potential disasters other than North Korea — such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquake activity in the region, volcanic activity or flooding. Vern Miyagi, the agency’s administrator acknowledged on Sunday that...
  • Hawaii state bureaucrat who sent out fake missile alarm escapes any punishment -- remains anonymous

    01/15/2018 5:55:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The words “accountability” and “government bureaucrat” are strangers to each other for many of the almost 22 million people who work for governments in the United States. Imagine having a job where you can totally screw-up and seriously inconvenience a million people, and not only remain unpunished, but not even be identified to the people you scared the wits out of. That is the privilege being enjoyed by the person (a male, apparently, based on the gender pronouns employed) who told Hawaiians that a missile strike was incoming last Satrurday at 8 a.m. John Fund writes in National Review:...
  • Jamie Lee Curtis blames Trump for Hawaii false alarm [psychotic libtards]

    01/14/2018 1:13:33 PM PST · by Enchante · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2018 | John Bowden
    Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attacked President Trump on Saturday over a false alarm sent by Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency (EMA) that alerted residents to a supposedly incoming ballistic missile. In a tweet posted Saturday afternoon, Curtis attacked Trump on Twitter, writing "YOU DID THIS!" despite the fact that the EMA, which is run by the state of Hawaii, apologized for the incident Saturday afternoon and Trump was golfing at the time. "This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM....
  • Hawaii Emergency Management Agency statement on missile launch false alarm, January 13, 2018

    01/14/2018 2:31:59 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 62 replies
    Hawaii Emergency Management Agency ^ | January 13, 2018 | DAVID Y. IG et. al
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Hawaii Emergency Management Agency DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR MAJOR GENERAL ARTHUR J. LOGAN DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT VERN T. MIYAGI ADMINISTRATOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2018 2018-002 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) has confirmed that there was no ballistic missile and that there were no computer hacks to the HI-EMA system. The cause of the false alarm was human error. The following is a synopsis of what occurred: HI-EMA has already taken measures to ensure that an incident such as the one that occurred this morning does not happen again....
  • The false alarm in Hawaii revealed an abdication of leadership by Trump (Washington Post)

    01/14/2018 10:14:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2018 | By Philip Bump
    On a normal day, there aren’t many people heading to Google to figure out how to survive a nuclear strike. But Saturday was not a normal day. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Eastern, searches for “how to survive nuclear” peaked in the U.S., from being almost nonexistent to being almost twice as common as “how to make pasta.” The increase was centered in Hawaii, where about 90 minutes earlier, a warning had gone out over the state’s emergency alert system: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL”. You can see when that alert went...
  • Hawaii false missile alert reveals shocking vulnerabilities to state's EMA

    01/14/2018 9:55:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2018 | Rick Moran
    The false alert yesterday that informed Hawaiians a missile was inbound and told for residents to seek shelter was caused by an employee of the Emergency Management Agency pushing "the wrong button" during a shift change. How would you feel if you received this text message on your phone? "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." It took EMA about 30 minutes to send out the correction to phones, although the tweet confirming the false alarm went out within a couple of minutes. NO missile threat to Hawaii.— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) January 13, 2018 But it...
  • Pure Mayhem: Liberals Blame Trump as Families Recover, Feds. Investigate Hawaii False Alarm

    01/13/2018 2:34:44 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 13, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier today, Townhall reported that a false alarm emergency notification had been sent to every single person with a cell phone in Hawaii warning of impending danger. Now, authorities are investigating how this disastrous error occurred in the first place, while panic-stricken citizens recover from the traumatic experience. The text message read "Emergency Alert: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," at approximately at 8:07 HST. While some took to Twitter to determine if it was real, most believed the text message was real and began calling loved ones and seeking shelter. [snip]...
  • Someone 'pushed the wrong button' to send false ballistic missile alarm in Hawaii, governor says

    01/13/2018 12:33:01 PM PST · by Brilliant · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/13/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Someone "pushed the wrong button" to send out a false alert to warn of an inbound ballistic missile alarm to Hawaiians, according to Hawaii Gov. David Ige. The incident occurred during an employee shift change, Ige added while speaking with CNN. Cellphones, television, and radio stations received the morning emergency alert, which claimed it was not a drill. Local officials and the U.S. Pacific Command have since confirmed that the emergency alert was sent out in error to residents of the island chain, which recently tested out a Cold War-era nuclear warning siren in response to North Korea's missile and...
  • Members Flee Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel

    01/07/2018 5:30:38 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 7, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Humanities professors say organization evading moral, professional duties Dozens of humanities scholars cancelled their membership with their field's leading professional academic organization ahead of its annual convention, in retaliation for the group refusing to impose boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The defecting professors wrote to the Modern Language Association—published in the days leading up to the conference being held this week in New York City—that they will not be renewing their membership, due to the organization "disgracefully" voting in June against BDS and in favor of a statement denouncing academic boycotts. Timothy Reiss, a professor emeritus of comparative literature...
  • Inside Knowledge About Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Could Lead To World-Changing Technology

    10/11/2017 11:53:11 AM PDT · by dubyagee · 24 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/10/17 | Leslie Kean
    Then, in late 2016, Wikileaks published a number of Tom’s emails to John Podesta, which revealed the names of some of these sources. Among his advisors were two generals: one was a commander of the U.S. Air Force’s research laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and responsible for managing the Air Force’s $2.2 billion science and technology program; the other was the Special Assistant to the Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base. As devastating as this was to some, it established for those who doubted him that Tom was indeed telling the truth about his...
  • Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

    12/17/2017 4:13:45 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    NYTimes ^ | HELENE COOPER, RALPH BLUMENTHAL and LESLIE KEAN
    In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze. The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down...