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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Federal officials previously announced that the government has a system for sending messages to all cellphone users in the event of a serious weather situation or other emergency. On Thursday, the government plans to test that system. So expect to receive a phone message beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced via Twitter on Saturday.

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Jeez. It's about time. Amber alerts have been doing this for years. Why is the federal government always so far behind? Somebody must've had a few bucks left over after paying $84 million annually for erectile dysfunction for the military. Priorities.

www.militarytimes.com

#1 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:17 AM | Reply

----- pills have been more of a priority than protecting citizens? What the hell?

#2 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:19 AM | Reply

What's the difference between the first honeymoon and the second?
First honeymoon, Niagara. Second honeymoon, Viagra

#3 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

What do Disney World and Viagra have in common?
A one-hour wait for a two-minute ride.

#4 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:21 AM | Reply

A man and his wife went to the pharmacy to pick up his prescription for Viagra. Seeing the $10 per pill price his wife was astonished - but then realized "it's only going to cost us $30 per year"

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:21 AM | Reply

What do you get when you cross Viagra with Rogaine?
Don King

#6 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Did you hear about the first death from an overdose of Viagra?
A man took ten pills and his wife died.

#7 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:24 AM | Reply

Trump gave the company that makes Viagra massive tax breaks, so they have announced a joint plan to use proceeds from Viagra sales to finance the development of a pill for women that will make old fat elderly men desirable.

#8 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:27 AM | Reply

Can the telephone companies keep the messages regionally relevant, regardless of the traveling area code you use? After sll, they always know where you are.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-16 11:51 AM | Reply


@#9

My understanding is that the telephone companies' messaging system has the ability to allow any message entering the system to have a geographic preference (e.g., region, state, locality, everywhere, etc.). Whether that geographic preference is used or not depends upon the person or system entering the message into the system.

So it is not up to the telephone companies, but the person entering the message, to specify any geographic relevance for the message.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-16 12:00 PM | Reply

Ah geez Trump needs to feel importantededed........

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-16 01:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#11 ... Ah geez Trump needs to feel importantededed........ ...

I disagree.

This is an important system for us.

We have one locally (I'm sure other areas have them as well), and it is used quite responsibly, based upon my experience.

However, if Pres Trump misuses it or overuses it, then your comment could be correct. ;)

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-16 01:43 PM | Reply

If they want to send a text message at no cost to the end users it's fine. Doubt it will end up that way. The past few years I noticed alerts were completely interrupting cable service to tell us there was a thunderstorm 30 miles away.

#13 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-16 02:28 PM | Reply

This is an important system for us.
We have one locally (I'm sure other areas have them as well), and it is used quite responsibly, based upon my experience.

We weren't able to suppress our notifications at first, but as soon as we were, I turned those off. I no longer live anywhere near the area code for my mobile number, it will be interesting to see how intrusive and/or relevant this actually is. Is this a DHS thing?

#14 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-09-16 02:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There is nothing like an office full of iPhones all going off at the same time to find out that someone is looking for a sliver Toyota Camry license number XXXXXXX...

#15 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-09-16 02:32 PM | Reply

Other articles about thIs way the alert is going out to the smart phones of all US citizens. Is this a new way to weed out undocumented immigrants? Hmm.

#16 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-16 02:37 PM | Reply

So they close solar observatory and suddenly all the private jets at my airport are gone. And FEMA sending out "test" message this week?
Wait a minute.

#17 | Posted by Docman at 2018-09-16 02:39 PM | Reply

And since this system was originally set up under the Obama administration, are you supposed to reply and say "Thanks Obama!"?

#18 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-16 02:39 PM | Reply

Hello. We are testing the emergency texting service of FEMA. This is only a test. Also, NO COLLUSION.

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-16 04:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 6

No Collusion is the new No ----.

#20 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-16 08:28 PM | Reply

Wow. Seriously?

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-17 12:12 AM | Reply

Attention my fellow Americans, Undocumented Residents, and Kudzu:

The United States Marine Corps along with elements of the Multinational Force and Observers Unit has just invaded Egypt and will be occupying it for the foreseeable future in the attempt to allow free-flowing international trade via the Suez Canal.

As anticipated, The Islamic Republic of Iran has lodged a complaint with the United Nations stating that that area of the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf is under their protection and trillion dollar US and British submarines are no match for their menacing flotilla of Criss Craft powerboats.

Please remain in place and stay tuned to your local radio and/or television station for further updates.

#22 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-17 12:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Changed to Oct 3.

#19 - Probably more like WITCH HUNT!

#23 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-09-17 12:57 PM | Reply

Text Msg: Good morning America. This is your president: Donald J Trump. My administration is under attack. Therefore, I am declaring a state of emergency. I am dissolving Congress and the Supreme Court. Have a nice day.

#24 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-09-18 10:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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