FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested - National Emergency Economics

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  1. FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested

    Suzanne Kubota
    February 7, 2011

    Everybody has heard the national Emergency Alert System (EAS). Those familiar “duck calls” that reassure listeners “THIS is a test…this is ONLY a test…”

    The FCC is planning an upgrade to the tests by including presidential announcements in the system.

    Lisa Fowlkes, deputy chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC, explained to the Federal Drive the Presidential Alert isn’t new.

    “The primary goal is to provide the President with a mechanism to communicate with the American public during times of national emergency,” said Fowlkes. The change, she said, is that prior to last week’s order there was no rule in place to call for or allow a test from top to bottom.

    Read entire article.............. http://www.infowars.com/fcc-presidential-emergency-alerts-to-be-tested/
  2. So what are THEY getting ready for.......all my military contacts tell me there is tons of odd activities past months.

    What companies in the economy are best suited to hang through new potential national emergencies?

    What are THEY getting ready for???

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    The Minotaur 1 rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:26 a.m. amid clear skies, said Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander and the mission’s leader. The launch, which was scheduled for Saturday, had been delayed by a day because of power problems with the rocket’s safety equipment.

  3. Obama Launches Total Takeover of Media System

    VIDEO...... http://www.infowars.com/obama-launches-total-takeover-of-media/

    Kurt Nimmo
    February 8, 2011

    Even the Washington Post describes it like something out of Orwell’s 1984. The FCC has approved a presidential alert system. Obama may soon appear on your television or call your cell phone to warn you about the next specious al-Qaeda underwear bombing event.

    Commissioners voted last week to require television and radio stations, cable systems and satellite TV providers to participate in a test that would have them receive and transmit a live code that includes an alert message issued by the president. No date has been set for the test, according to the Post.

    Once again, the government has imposed an unreasonable and absurd mandate on business and the American people.

    “The Federal Communications Commission today took action to help pave the way for the first-ever Presidential alert to be aired across the United States on the Nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS),” the FCC announced on February 3 in a press release. “The national test will help determine the reliability of the EAS system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential danger nationwide and regionally.”

    As Next Generation EAS systems become operational over the next few years, they will complement other public alert and warning systems now being developed, including FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and the Commercial Mobile Alert System that will enable consumers to receive alerts through a variety of multi-media platforms on their smart-phones, blackberries and other mobile broadband devices.

    If implemented, the president will be able to commandeer your smart phone any time he wants and for any reason the government deems necessary.

    In November, communications company Alcatel-Lucent announced that it’s creating a Broadcast Message Center that will allow government agencies to send cell phone users specific information in the event of a local, state or national emergency, including those now ubiquitous government warnings about fantastic terror plots that invariably fizzle out or are run by FBI informants and agents provocateurs. It seems not a week or two passes that some gullible Muslim is duped by the agency into a fantastic terror plot (for instance, blowing up Christmas trees).

    The Broadcast Message Center is designed to force mobile phone manufacturers to adopt the Federal Communication Commission’s Commercial Mobile Alert System. Under the new system, all phones would receive emergency alerts directly from government bureaucrats.

    article continues.......... http://www.infowars.com/obama-launches-total-takeover-of-media/
  4. Those who that will hack this system will have so much fun :D...

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