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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2693145/Big-Brother-talking-New-emergency-alert-Obama-power-flip-switch-airwaves.html

New emergency alert system will give Obama the power to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once

    White House wants to be able to instantly talk to the entire country in the event of a terror attack of major natural disaster
    Current 'Emergency Alert System' relies on each radio or TV station to forward emergency messages to the next broadcaster in a chain
    The Obama administration instead wants the power to flip a switch and override the entire EAS network, speaking instantly on every public broadcast at once
    'Big Brother is talking to you,' warned a senior Republican congressional staffer. 'This is just begging to be abused'
    Hackers gained access to an EAS signal in Montana last year, broadcasting a phony alert about a zombie apocalypse

By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor

Published: 10:56 EST, 15 July 2014 | Updated: 13:15 EST, 15 July 2014



The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once.

The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out  emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters.

Every broadcaster in the country is required to participate in the EAS. Messages travel along a closed, private network, piggybacking from station to station. It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to blare its alert.

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Emergency alert?  How about stopping all programming to deliver some propaganda? :bullie smokin:
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One of the innumerable Hitler documentaries running on the Military Channel (or American Heroes Channel, it's now called) shows scenes of a happy German festival in 1938 or 1939 - people dancing, eating, riding carnival rides, watching animal acts -  that is interrupted when der Fuhrer's voice comes over the loudspeakers, railing about something or other. The happy mood sinks like a lead balloon and the party's over.

So yeah, it will be something like that.
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If I ever see that, the locks will come off, and quickly.
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I never listen to this man I use my remote. But emergency alert means I will have to turn the tv off instead of changing the station. He may love his voice but I can't stand it or him.

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I would rather smell elephant farts than listen to Obama.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
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Emergency alert?  How about stopping all programming to deliver some propaganda?

There's a reason they call it 'programming'...


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I would rather smell elephant farts than listen to Obama.

Due to their diet, elephant dung (and probably farts) do not have a very offensive odor.
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I never listen to this man I use my remote. But emergency alert means I will have to turn the tv off instead of changing the station. He may love his voice but I can't stand it or him.


Ditto.  I can't change the channel quickly enough whenever he starts spewing his lies. 


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