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Emergency Alert - forced tuned my tv station!!! Just now

 
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So this went to four states? Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, and Michigan?
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Hard to believe this stupid post has 33 pages of replies.

This is STANDARD PROTOCOL anytime the emergency alert system needs to be activated - it will interrupt programming!

SHEESH.
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So this went to four states? Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, and Michigan?
 Quoting: Mizzour2121


Doesn't include NYC?
Seems like the golden-thread between all those
state is recent news about ebola.

I didn't even know they could "force re-tune"
one's TV. Glad I don't watch TV anymore.
I would have found this to be very upsetting--
especially if they didn't tell me why the
hell they were f'ing with my TV!
Thanks for the thread OP...very strange!
cheers
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Hard to believe this stupid post has 33 pages of replies.

This is STANDARD PROTOCOL anytime the emergency alert system needs to be activated - it will interrupt programming!

SHEESH.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64482854


You do realize that it can only happen by the president's authority (supposedly)? So this is more than someone pressing the wrong button or some hack. So at it stands currently, this is an anomaly that's hard to explain. I'm wondering if maybe something happened to the president, and in panic he activated it in hopes that people would figure that sh*t is going down? Or someone trying to warn people about something about to go down? The last one would be harder to believe though because they'd have to somehow hijack the system. Overall very strange.
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Had I seen it it would have freaked me out.
What me worry?
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Hard to believe this stupid post has 33 pages of replies.

This is STANDARD PROTOCOL anytime the emergency alert system needs to be activated - it will interrupt programming!

SHEESH.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64482854


You do realize that it can only happen by the president's authority (supposedly)? So this is more than someone pressing the wrong button or some hack. So at it stands currently, this is an anomaly that's hard to explain. I'm wondering if maybe something happened to the president, and in panic he activated it in hopes that people would figure that sh*t is going down? Or someone trying to warn people about something about to go down? The last one would be harder to believe though because they'd have to somehow hijack the system. Overall very strange.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8384787


lol You made a funny.
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Hard to believe this stupid post has 33 pages of replies.

This is STANDARD PROTOCOL anytime the emergency alert system needs to be activated - it will interrupt programming!

SHEESH.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64482854


You do realize that it can only happen by the president's authority (supposedly)? So this is more than someone pressing the wrong button or some hack. So at it stands currently, this is an anomaly that's hard to explain. I'm wondering if maybe something happened to the president, and in panic he activated it in hopes that people would figure that sh*t is going down? Or someone trying to warn people about something about to go down? The last one would be harder to believe though because they'd have to somehow hijack the system. Overall very strange.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8384787

It has to be activated by the white house. Obviously it was a tactic to get something or someone to back down. Russian planes may have been masking in the air, or Bermuda may have been threatening to attack, something is out of sort.
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Yes i think russian plane was in USA territory
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Tennessee as well. I think it's all U-verse customers. I had friends of mine tweeting the FCC and the White House why this accrued no replays as of yet. This is the only thing I could find.

@NBC26TV: UPDATE: #emergencyalert message on @Uverse is an error. There will be no announcement from the @WhiteHouse. USE_FULL_LINK_PLEASEK6ZolkzF6g
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Hard to believe this stupid post has 33 pages of replies.

This is STANDARD PROTOCOL anytime the emergency alert system needs to be activated - it will interrupt programming!

SHEESH.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64482854


SHEESH. gangup

This was an EMERGENCY ACTION NOTIFICATION. Here, read about it:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It's different than your usual EAS broadcast, which kicks on if your area is being threatened by a tornado or whatever. It's something only the White House can initiate, as others have already pointed out. It FORCED people's TV's to certain stations. This isn't some vague rumor, it was widely recorded and reported. Made the day's news in many areas, because people understandably called radio and TV stations to find out what the hell was going on.

Now, 24 hours later, we still don't know what happened. The WH is flatly refusing to discuss it, which makes me think there was some colossal fuckup there they want to keep under wraps. Either that, or the system was somehow hacked...possibly by "White Hat" hackers who wanted to call attention to the system's vulnerabilities. Is that possible? I don't know, honestly, but I will try to find out.

I do know this much...this story about a nebulous "syndicated radio show" somehow triggering the thing?

Yeah...bsflag bsflagbsflag
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I seen the message.. it said, Everyone hand your guns in and go to your nearest railway station where you will be given your fema camp number and coach number .. do not pass go, do not collect £200 . GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL !
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Hard to believe this stupid post has 33 pages of replies.

This is STANDARD PROTOCOL anytime the emergency alert system needs to be activated - it will interrupt programming!

SHEESH.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64482854


SHEESH. gangup

This was an EMERGENCY ACTION NOTIFICATION. Here, read about it:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It's different than your usual EAS broadcast, which kicks on if your area is being threatened by a tornado or whatever. It's something only the White House can initiate, as others have already pointed out. It FORCED people's TV's to certain stations. This isn't some vague rumor, it was widely recorded and reported. Made the day's news in many areas, because people understandably called radio and TV stations to find out what the hell was going on.

Now, 24 hours later, we still don't know what happened. The WH is flatly refusing to discuss it, which makes me think there was some colossal fuckup there they want to keep under wraps. Either that, or the system was somehow hacked...possibly by "White Hat" hackers who wanted to call attention to the system's vulnerabilities. Is that possible? I don't know, honestly, but I will try to find out.

I do know this much...this story about a nebulous "syndicated radio show" somehow triggering the thing?

Yeah...bsflag bsflagbsflag
 Quoting: Crazed Baron Haha


So why isn't anyone MSM questioning this?

How come people are happy being fed shit for excuses?
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The president butt dialed the ems
while playing golf.
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The president butt dialed the ems
while playing golf.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 47050233


And if it was an error on the part of the White House, wouldn't the MATURE thing be to take accountability for the error and issue a statement apologizing for freaking out a large portion of the population?
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bump
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"Update:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

-David T


So, has anyone figured out which "syndicated radio show" this was? Because I'd like to complain to its sponsors about this irresponsible action. I put Castle Haha on lockdown for a wacky morning DJ prank???

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I think this is a NESARA thing. Announcements are getting ready!

PS -- people have reported their XM/Sirrius satallite radios were activated in their cars (for free) 2 months ago. This is for upcomming announcements.
 Quoting: Mook


This happened to me as well...
 Quoting: R. Wordsworth


They do it a couple times a year. Nbd
 Quoting: Norml85


Norm - not true.
Crazed Baron Haha

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Ah, we seem to have located the culprit...or at least the guy being blamed...

[link to www.savingcountrymusic.com]
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Ah, we seem to have located the culprit...or at least the guy being blamed...

[link to www.savingcountrymusic.com]
 Quoting: Crazed Baron Haha


Is it really that easy to trigger an emergency alert from the White House? What moron would give that kind of authority to some goofball radio DJ?
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I don't know...the story I read said that he (Bones, the host) was talking about the World Series being interrupted by an emergency broadcast, then he played the tones. Possibly the "sound byte" he had wasn't quite what he thought he had. It was something with the ability to trip the EAN, perhaps?

Because think about it, those tones do get played on the radio a lot. For regular tests, tornado and flood warnings, and for Amber alerts. It doesn't lock down people's TV's each time.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
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I don't know...the story I read said that he (Bones, the host) was talking about the World Series being interrupted by an emergency broadcast, then he played the tones. Possibly the "sound byte" he had wasn't quite what he thought he had. It was something with the ability to trip the EAN, perhaps?

Because think about it, those tones do get played on the radio a lot. For regular tests, tornado and flood warnings, and for Amber alerts. It doesn't lock down people's TV's each time.
 Quoting: Crazed Baron Haha


If that's the case, this is a screw up on an epic scale.

Last Edited by Septifore on 10/25/2014 11:33 PM
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Drudge has this article linked-but why did it tell people not to use phones? And since when is Drudge using (site blocked on GLP) as a source? white-house-emergency-alert-interrupts-tv-viewers-across-amer​ica/
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i saw the video yesterday, someone posted what he was seeing on his tv:
[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

who is AGSTGAO2 mentioned in the message?
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i saw the video yesterday, someone posted what he was seeing on his tv:
[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

who is AGSTGAO2 mentioned in the message?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 62683278


BUMP
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i saw the video yesterday, someone posted what he was seeing on his tv:
[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

who is AGSTGAO2 mentioned in the message?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 62683278


I believe that's a code for a specific region...Augusta, GA in this case. It was mentioned somewhere wayyyyy back in this thread.

Bumping, because we still need answers about this. Anybody here a listener of this Bobby Bones show?
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Still don't know what radio station did it? wink
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Actually, we do, if this story is to be believed:

[link to radioinsight.com]

Whoops.

ahhh
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What is

AGSTGA02

?
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August 2nd Georgia
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i remember this. russians?





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