CNN takes its Fake News business to a whole new level


I hope people are screen shot, save these things. Larger events than this have happened recently that no one remembers already.

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    • “Using mental health professionals to pathologize political opponents was a common tactic used by the Soviet Union, China and apartheid South Africa against political dissidents. The American Psychological Association took a strong stand against the use of this weapon by tyrants. I was deeply involved in that condemnation, because I understood how dangerous it is to diagnose political opponents instead of responding to the merits or demerits of their political views.”

  1. What does Rep. Tulsi want?

    Does she want us to invade North Korea?

    Does she want us to once again pay the blackmail to Kim?

    Or is she just trying to make President Trump look bad?

    The Dems are screaming that Donald Trump is about to start WWIII (it won’t grow that big) by being belligerent towards North Korea and needs to back off. Now we have a Dem (who I use to think had good sense) wants him to move faster but doesn’t say what she wants him to do.

  2. My son Nick lives in Honolulu. When he called us early this afternoon east coast time I knew something must be wrong. Nick is a very late sleeper on his days off.
    He told us they were under missile attack and would we both get on our computers to get some info for him and his roommate. I won’t say he was hysterical but, he was having a hard time thinking clearly.
    Long story short I quickly found info via Drudge that it was a false alarm. I was reading this out to him from the Hawaii EMA site and he was shouting out to others assembled on their balconies (he lives in a high rise apt.)
    A few weeks ago Hawaii ran a drill of their tsunami sirens and told the public that if the sirens go off it could either be a tsunami or a missile attack. This time the sirens didn’t go off.
    I guess we should count our blessings because Nick moved to Hawaii from… South Korea!

    • Hawaii is even more moonbat than California. Their judges are unhinged; BHO is still their president.
      I’m afraid they’ll drift even farther east, reach around PDJT to join Pres. Moon of SoKo, make loving gestures to Chairman Xi.

    • I was hoping that a simple search on a .mil site would give you an idea of where to look the next time this happens! My surprise was that Facebook is being used to make announcements: See here. Hawaii EMA gets read over a garbled loud-speaker. Comments mention people phoning their relatives to say good-bye; medics reporting for duty; 30 and 40 minutes for H EMA retraction. (does not display stand-alone): The “this is not a drill” siren went off on base. This is a pretty upsetting accident. : Wait… the base needs to check with the state? Aren’t we supposed to know when missiles are inbound?

    • The last word I got says that Kim doesn’t have a reentry vehicle that will let the warhead (of any type) survive the head of reentry. Don’t know how long until he gets one. Best guess anyone I have talked to says we will have to move by April but that is just a guess, nothing firm.

    • I will try this again since the first post disappeared, the info I have is that Kim doesn’t have a reentry vehicle that will let the warhead of any type survive the head of reentry. Don’t know how long until he gets one.

      Yeah it is hard to think straight when you know you may get a nuke in your lap at any time. Went through that in the late 60s in Germany.

    • I guess we should count our blessings because Nick moved to Hawaii from… South Korea!

      Not necessarily so, Babs. While I certainly wish that your son will remain safe (wherever he is), there is almost no chance that North Korea would use nuclear weapons against the south. Some reasons:

      1.) What use is there in reunifying with a plain of hot, smoking glass?

      2.) The chance of fallout drifting into Communist China, NK’s biggest sponsor.

      3.) Wrecking a giant economy that Pyongyang has wet dreams of looting.

      In addition, Hawaii (e.g., Pearl Harbor), as it did during WWII, represents a high-value strategic Pacific Theater target. That said, striking easily-reached continental west coast aim-points like Seattle (Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon) or California’s Silicon Valley (Intel, Oracle, IBM, Apple, Facebook, Tesla, eBay, Sand Hill Road, nearby Lawrence Livermore Laboratories & Sandia Labs, Stanford Research Institute, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Coherent, NASA Ames, and several dozen other top drawer, high-tech prime movers) could yield an even negative greater impact than any potential damage done to South Korea or Hawaii.

      Finally, there persists the wholly unresolved issue about whether or not South Korea’s capitol of Seoul truly remains under the ostensible, longstanding threat of massive North Korean artillery (and rocket) bombardment. For decades, this (absurdly exaggerated) transnational hostage crisis has been accepted as a fait accompli by generations of moron Western politicians and vast swaths of equally idiotic pacifist or anti-war Liberals.

      In addition, South Korea has unabashedly gamed this over-hyped predicament like some gambling addict with a freshly cashed paycheck in hand. This multibillion dollar annual value of America providing (as it did with NATO Europe) some 37,500 military personnel that staff fifteen different bases represents a cost savings to Seoul which has allowed this putative “ally” to make tremendous economic and industrial strides—not all of which have been good for America.

      As part of my high-tech career, I’ve witnessed a major South Korean electronics manufacturer (name rhymes with “Hamstrung”) deliberately rip off several million dollars of intellectual property related to the control operating source code of a PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition) reactor used to fabricate ULSI (Ultra Large Scale Integration) memory devices.

      I believe yucki may have mentioned how South Korea also sells weapons to America’s pretend allies enemies (if my attribution is incorrect, please check in with your claim). From: South Korea: Asia’s New Powerhouse Arms Exporter

      According to a report by IHS Jane’s, South Korea’s defense equipment exports totaled $0.6 billion in 2013, doubling from the previous year.

      The report added that South Korea is forecast by 2016 to generate more revenue from defense exports within East Asia than China. It has already overtaken the U.K., Italy, and Israel within the region.

      “South Korea not only increased its exports regionally but also managed to export at a global level. We saw deals with Iraq, Indonesia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan and the Philippines to name a few,” IHS Defense Content Director Paul Burton said in a press release.

      Last I checked, Iraq, Turkey, and Indonesia aren’t exactly bastions of pro-American cheerleaders.

      Finally, at this point Babs, I’m obliged to thank you sincerely because writing this reply caused me to reformulate my search terms for the umpteenth time and I finally hit a grand slam about projections regarding North Korea’s constantly ballyhooed military threat against South Korea (and Seoul in particular).

      Sometime within the next week (or two) I will be publishing what may-well-be the most important “Notes from NorseRadish” to date. In it, I finally will manage to assemble some crucial information about why (regardless of his primitive nuclear capabilities), Kim Jong-Un is a flashpaper tiger which the West would do well to torch while the torching is good.

      However gloomy or warmongering the foregoing might seem, I hope that a prevailing top note of personal scorn—for incessant Western kowtowing to North Korea (and its Communist Chinese puppet-masters)—will shine through in my scribbling.

      With, for once, an outspoken and unapologetically pro-American President in the Oval Office, this nation has a unique opportunity to rip the mask from so many of its fair weather friendsfrenemies” and set about the unpleasant but necessary task of redrawing over half a century of gerrymandered international political (and ideological) boundaries that have ill-served this nation’s global interests—regardless of how well-rewarded treacherous, career politicians like Bush 1.0, Clinton, Bush 2.0, and 0bama were by their corrupt, crudely orchestrated, and overtly narcissistic efforts at personal empire-building.

      • SoKo sells to Iran – the biggest supplier of fancy stuff, fine-tuned parts, etc. Kinda cozy, the whole Korean family-reunion thing in the Islamic Republic.

  3. At this point with the Little Rocket Man in Nork. A dry run alarm is not really a bad idea — Just sayin’. Just glad it was not during my vacation.

  4. Hawaii missile alert: Broadcast of false alarm warning (BBC, video, Jan 13, 2018)

    “An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic on Saturday morning before it was declared to be false.

    An alert system is in place because of the potential proximity of Hawaii to North Korean missiles.

    In December, the state tested its nuclear warning siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War.”

    Actual vid of the public broadcast…

  5. Tax monies in the US (and abroad) have already been used to pinpoint these types of errors for nuclear power plants– shift change, testing vulnerability, poor design, lack of failure analysis. There is even a classification system for errors, so that they can be logged and used to refine systems. It does not take much imagination to believe that the type of error in this case (1-person alarm-setting; no back-out of warning) was designed out of systems long ago…
    NEA Issue Brief: An analysis of principal nuclear issues No. 2, January 1988 The human factor in nuclear power plant operation
    For example, the way in which information is transferred from one shift to the next can significantly affect the safety of the plant.
    A preliminary study in the planning stage should explicitly determine how the system may fail and what safeguards have been incorporated by the designer to prevent or mitigate such failures.


      • People need to read the book, or watch the movie, Octopussy. James Bond. It actually nailed it a long time ago. Count on the Western left to make us defenceless and then attack.

        It didn’t fully work in the film or book cause of Bond. But as Bond is fictional and we have thousands of real anti-bonds who are real, not to mention Sorer-villains, also real, it did work this time.

        I don’t want to spoil it for those who don’t know it, but please do give it a read or watch. It was Bond when Bond was a champion of Western liberal Democracy.

  6. : Time will tell what really happened, but as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) who helped set up the Mass Notification System for a major military base, <a href="; I [ask if] PACOM immediately released a message saying that there was no threat, so why didn’t Hawaii EMA immediately send a retraction via WEA ?
    These alerts are not actuated by physically pushed buttons… An operator would either type in the desired alert (or select from canned messages), select which communications mediums they’d like to use and the populations they’d like to alert, and then hit “send” and then again confirm that they really want to send that message.

    The senior editor at Task and Purpose has previously worked for The Atlantic, Bloomberg Digital, Al Jazeera America [and did not author this article.]

    For a complex system, it’s never “blame the guy who pressed the button,” so I was also wondering who got the contract to build such a doomed design. No time to explore further, but you might start here and look for RFP’s (request for proposal)

  7. ”Someone pressed the wrong button during a shift change”
    And people are believing this. There is more to this story but I fear we’ll never find out.

    • The human is believable. The part where it took 30 to 40 minutes to use the same system to send out a notification of the error is what merits scrutiny. The DoD timeline (link above) relies on twitter and a different chain of command to rescind the warning than to send the warning. Military personnel did post to Facebook that they also received a spoken warning and at least two twitter users reported waking to an early-morning siren. How did more than (possibly) one warning system fail? Why are Federal, state, and city annoincements in Hawaii relying on twitter as their own back-up communication system? Why is. Trump, as well? They don’t have enough operational control of their own web-sites? They don’t want to provide sensor data and its basis to frightened, weary citizens?

    • The official plan is to get out of your car, find an area with concrete, and stay there with 14 days of supplies until you hear a voice message over an AM/FM radio. EMP would kill internst access, etc. I guess there was no planned protocol for false alarms, so that is why twitter and police were used instead of over-loaded, crashed 911 and web-site. Are the Feds funding Twitter to be this resilient or is it because it’s a commercial system that it has the resources not to crash, using mirroring or something?

  8. DAILY MAIL – ‘He feels really bad’: Civil Defense employee who sparked terror in Hawaii by accidentally triggering ballistic MISSILE warning will be ‘retrained’ say officials after thousands fled to bomb shelters

    The alert was issued to residents’ phones at 8.07am on Saturday morning
    It told them to seek shelter and warned of an ‘inbound ballistic missile threat’
    It took 38 minutes for a second phone alert to be issued across the state
    By then, terrified residents had flocked to shelters and into their garages
    Civil Defense employee accidentally hit alert, was unaware until his phone got it
    An FCC investigation into the incident is underway, officials said

    […]’This guy feels bad, right. He’s not doing this on purpose – it was a mistake on his part and he feels terrible about it,’ said EMA Administrator Vern Miyagi in a press conference Saturday afternoon.

    […] there was no template in the system for an alert retraction, and so the all-clear message had to be manually entered and activated, accounting for some of the delay.

    […]State emergency managers have also already implemented a two-person verification for alerts and an automated all-clear signal that can be used IN THE FUTURE .

  9. It seems as though Hawaii counties already have a redundant alert system: WEA and Everbridge, so why was twitter used? July 28, 2017 In addition to the siren, mass notification via Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), radio, television and cellphones will be deployed in 17 different languages. Because of the threat of tsunami and hurricanes, the infrastructure is in place.
    The four counties have mass notification systems that residents can opt into like Nixle and Blackboard, but the state wants to notify everyone “where they stand,” Clairmont said.
    Nixle was founded in Santa Monica, CA in 2007 by Craig Mitnick, Esq. In 2009 the Company relocated its main corporate office to the San Francisco Bay Area. In January 2015, the company’s strategic assets were acquired by

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