What’s it for? The mind is to enable the chairman of the United States to warn the society of major threats — such as a event of natural disasters or terrorist attack.
FEMA did previously have the power to mass textbook US telephones, via the National Wireless Emergency Alert System devised by the Bush administration in 2006, which has been used for sending alerts about national emergencies like weather events or missing children at a local level.
But now the system has been expanded to allow for the White House to form and move its own’ presidential notify’ to all phones in a national emergency situation.
There is no opt-out.
Repeat: No opt-out.
Fortunately Congress did restraint the contents of these alertings — to” natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made catastrophes or threats to public safety”, significantly stipulating that 😛 TAGEND
Except to the extent necessary for testing the public alert and warning system, the public alert and warning system shall not be used to transmit a meaning that does not relate to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster or threat to public safety.
But be taken into consideration the’ rend it up’ record of the current owner of office of the chairman of the US, “there wasnt” copper-bottomed guaranties about how’ menace to public safety’ might be interpreted by chairperson Trump.
So it remains a somewhat mind-bending abstraction that the president could, say after a 3am binge-watch of his favorite Tv evidence, barrage out an alert altogether of his framing to EVERY US PHONE.
Technology is indeed a double-edged sword.
Here are a few ideas of presidential alertings we really hope Trump won’t be sending…an accidental photo of a figure character after he couldn’t figure out how to use the system and hit send accidentally a text content intended for his son-in-law ” Donald Trump” covfefe an even more severe spelling misstep, e.g. mutilating the call of another world leader — like French director” Manuel Macaroon” actual offenses aimed at other world leaders, e.g. indicating Emmanuel Macron has a dandruff trouble threats of thermonuclear conflict an regrettable spoonerism, e.g.’ the projectiles are cot listing’ a cherish sonnet to chairwoman Kim Jong-Un help to Russia to hack political opponents’ emails a recipe for a “beautiful” chocolate patty his golf advantage an affiliate link to a pamphlet of Trump Tower US stock exchange crowds financing admonition an affiliate link to buy The Prowes of The Deal any other diary recommendations at all a beloved sonnet to Ivanka Trump a claim that the hurricane isn’t actually even worse as FEMA’s notify says it is #MAGA ” Lock her up ” “,NN, His testimony was very credible, very credible ” “,NN, You too had some very well prepared parties on both sides” any declaration about the size of the crowds at his inauguration any claim about historic priority and what his administration has achieved all forms of self congratulation his thoughts on the UN his thoughts on NATO his thoughts on the EU his thoughts on China his thoughts on the Queen anything at all about maids “Melanie” all insults about” the miscarrying New York Times” a soul emoji+ the words “Tucker Carlson” any textbook that includes the words” Fox& Friends” any text that includes the utterance” America firstly” a picture of Melania reclining on gilt furniture, in a gilt office, with some gilt bronzes a selfie with anyone, extremely Nigel Farage any textbook inserted in ALL CAPS any textbook ceasing with the word “Sad!” his traveling schedule for his next expedition to the Winter White House a affection sonnet to chairwoman Putin ‘ arousing’ real estate opportunities approval for Brexit a threat to Twitter not to shadowban republican articulations “You’re fired!” “,NNP, Build the wall !” ” Mission achieved !” anything at all about president Obama all boasts commentary anything containing the word “winning” his thoughts on climate change his thoughts on environmental protection his thoughts on the security of radioactive substances a roll of the reasons that the Iran deal was a mistake his thoughts on anything at all to do with the rest of countries around the world a photoshopped picture of Justin Trudeau to meet him ogle ugly diet suggestion travel advice style opinion complaints that Google is biased nothing about taxation — unless it’s his own tax returns a message to Peter Thiel asking him to come back a theme questioning where the very near KFC is a letter inviting where “hed left” his last-place container of KFC a really boring and somewhat blurred photo of the inside of United states air force One any content about anything at all he saw on Tv last night ” Ha-ha you can’t opt out !” “Genius” his thoughts