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In addition to Amber Alerts and warnings of imminent doom from terrorists who hate us for our freedom, the system will send out “urgent blasts from the president,” according to the New York Daily News.
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.
Originally posted by vernaquesta
When I heard about this this morning, I thought "This is going to be a good way to keep people afraid". Our news just mentioned it briefly, and in a very positive light. I understand how it could be a good thing, if there were some big event that everyone needed to know about, like the weather alerts that I have sent to my phone. However, since our media and government seem to like to fear monger, are they going to keep everyone so on edge that they are in a state of panic all the time? Fear is one of the best way to control people.
The US government and local authorities will soon be able to reach people directly on their mobile phones to warn them of imminent danger or alert them about missing children - even in the middle of a widespread emergency that overloads communications systems, as happened after the September 11 attacks. The emergency alert system will be used only for critical national messages from the president, information in life-threatening situations and Amber Alerts meant to widen the search for missing or abducted youngsters, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate.
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
reply to post by jude11
you can opt out of real emergency alerts
but kingoreo's latest brainfart/ fulminant doctrinal nonsense can't be shut off.
i'm sure there will be an app to disable it within a week of implementation
Originally posted by TSearchX
I thought it was bad enough having to hide from Brett Favre's text messages, now I have to worry about Obama's as well??? I've got to hit up Zach Morris for his Saved By the Bell cell phone from the 80s - try and text me now!
if not be like me get ride of your cell phone you do know there are still home phones don't you?
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