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2018-01-13 20:44 by Karl Denninger
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Quit LYING Hawaii
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There wasn't one false alarm.

There were two false alarms, according to reports now from the ground, about a half-hour apart.

They were not false alarms due to a mistake.

Someone really thought there was a missile coming in, and realized it was false only after a half-hour -- the point at which if it had been real everyone would have been incinerated.  In other words yes, it was a "false alarm" because there was no missile but the people who sounded the alarm really believed there was an inbound attack.

You're being lied to folks.

This was not a "fat finger" mistake.

A "fat finger" mistake does not repeat itself a half-hour later and, more to the point, the original alert wasn't immediately canceled either although the very people in that office who sent the alarm in Hawaii had to have phones on their persons and thus knew it went out immediately because they got it too.

So the question you ******n well better be demanding an answer to is this:

Who thought there really was an incoming ballistic missile headed for Hawaii -- and why?  Equally to the point where the **** is actual media with more than 2 firing neurons in their head, and why didn't the original story collapse and lead to immediate demands for answers as soon as it was made known there was a second alert.

Update 1/14 10:30CT: Hawaii now claims "one employee" did this by "accident" by pushing the wrong button twice.  If you believe that bald lie you're dumber than a box of rocks.  If any state or local emergency agency can send such an alert without an authenticated source message then they are incompetent at best and dangerous at the worst.  Are you really trying to sell me on the idea that one lone employee at one console, without any required authentication of the source message, can force-transmit a message to every media outlet and cellphone that the area is about to be incinerated by a nuclear warhead?  I don't believe for one second that this is the case for the simple reason that the public reaction to such an alert is likely to cost lives and as such both authentication and two persons reviewing same and concurring would be required to send any such alert in any even half-way competently-designed system.  They're lying.

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