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    False Alarm in Hawaii

    Hawaii false alarm sparks panic, confusion


    A false emergency alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile caused massive panic in Hawaii on Saturday, as terrified people scrambled to find shelter and prepared for what they thought might be their final moments.

    U.S. and state officials worked hurriedly to recall the mobile alert and assure residents that there was no missile rocketing toward the islands.


    But for nearly 40 minutes,
    panic and confusion overtook a state already on edge as a result of boiling tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.


    Social media users shared their experiences and confusion online. Some said they
    sent final goodbyes and "I love yous" to family and friends before finding the alert was a mistake.


    "This is a real threat facing Hawaii, so people got this message on their phones and they thought: 15 minutes, we have 15 minutes before me and my family could be dead," Rep.
    Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) told CNN.


    The alert spread quickly across the state. Not only did it appear on mobile devices, it was broadcast on television and radio and appeared on electronic road signs as people tried to find shelter.

    http://thehill.com/policy/national-s...anic-confusion

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    Geeky Head of Strategic Warning Systems Hawaii gets to finally root the office lady.

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    Dummy state.

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    Hawaii issues Missile Warning Alert



    An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on edge because of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.
    The alert, sent by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, was revoked 38 minutes after it was issued, prompting confusion over why it was released — and why it took so long to rescind. State officials and residents of a normally tranquil part of the Pacific, as well as tourists swept up in the panic, immediately expressed outrage.
    “What happened today was totally unacceptable,” said Gov. David Y. Ige. “Many in our community were deeply affected by this. I am sorry for that pain and confusion that anyone might have experienced.”
    Officials said the alert was the result of human error and not the work of hackers or a foreign government. The mistake occurred during a shift-change drill that takes place three times a day at the emergency command post, according to Richard Rapoza, a spokesman for the agency.
    “Someone clicked the wrong thing on the computer,” he said.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/u...sile.html?_r=0
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    Read somewhere else on TD....I suspect a geek with no love pressed the button so as to get to root the nearest woman. 'It's the apocolypse! Come, lets do this before we die!!!"

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    Fat Boy has no intention of sending a missile anywhere near America or anywhere else. He lives in a weird world but he is not an idiot.

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    Mistake or test run?

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    a normally tranquil part of the Pacific
    Maybe there's a few left there that remember...the Day of Deceit. Similar to "The New Pearl Harbor"



    But anyhoo, all's well that ends well...



    November 2017



    Hawaii reinstates 'attack warning' siren to prepare for possible North Korean missile
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-a...issile-n823821

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    Accident my arse. Need to ratchet up the fear and get public support for a war? Lets set off a Nuke Alert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    Dummy state.
    Illegal conquest...

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUT...107-Pg1510.pdf

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    Why is this in newbies lounge fred?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Accident my arse. Need to ratchet up the fear and get public support for a war? Lets set off a Nuke Alert.
    Yeah because I think you'd pick a state like Hawaii (pop. 1.4 million) to do that eh? Fuck me, that will swing public opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Need to ratchet up the fear and get public support for a war
    Indeed.
    Plus all the negative "humanitarian" stories in the media. Orphans, homeless old people, mistreated soldiers, evil fat boy and so on.

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    Always in search of a boogieman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Yeah because I think you'd pick a state like Hawaii (pop. 1.4 million) to do that eh? Fuck me, that will swing public opinion.


    It is exactly where they would pick - a place synonymous with an attack on the USA triggering the USA going to war. The dumbed down masses wouldn't see the significance - funny that you don't.




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    Dear god you really overthink this shit don't you.


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    I thought I put it in the lounge.

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    sorry old news.


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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    I thought I put it in the lounge.
    It's a news story, why would you put it in the lounge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    I thought I put it in the lounge.
    Moved to news...and now with Harry's thread title, but you with OP.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Moved to news...and now with Harry's thread title, but you with OP.

    It's normal to merge threads covering exactly the same subjects, happens all the time in news. When threads are merged the posts are inserted in chronological order but the title of the thread being merged into remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    When threads are merged the posts are inserted in chronological order but the title of the thread being merged into remains.
    I understand that. But it seems to me the first OP on the subject should get the thread title, no? Even though it was placed in the wrong sub-forum originally.

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    It's not by the Fat Boy. Never mind, lets bomb him anyway...
    (otherwise, it could happen that we meet him at the Olympic bleachers)

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    ^^Maybe - but harry's title makes more sense. "False Alarm in Hawaii" is fairly meaningless while "Hawaii issues Missile warning Alert" tells you exactly what the story's about.

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