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Re: Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2018, 03:31:49 PM »

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-hawaii-employee-not-cooperating-20180125-story.html

Here is an update the person in the center of the Alert fiasco is allegedly not cooperating with the FCC over why this incident took place.
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Re: Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2018, 04:02:09 PM »

Hm.  That's more peculiar than anything.  If it was just "I pressed the wrong button, I'm sorry" the person could just say so and probably face no criminal charges.  Refusing to cooperate leaves open speculation about even worst things.  Someone double-dog dared him?
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Re: Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2018, 02:18:28 AM »

Hm.  That's more peculiar than anything.  If it was just "I pressed the wrong button, I'm sorry" the person could just say so and probably face no criminal charges.  Refusing to cooperate leaves open speculation about even worst things.  Someone double-dog dared him?

Or could it be worse than that?
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Re: Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco
« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2018, 01:54:34 PM »

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Re: Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2018, 02:36:36 PM »

Someone double-dog dared him?

I bet the conservation went something like this:  "Listen smart^$$, my old man says if you push the "this is for real" button, you're gonna create a huge panic and p!$$ a lot op people off."

"Oh yeah, you're full of beans and so's your old man.  What would he know about it anyway?"
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Re: Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2018, 04:55:53 AM »

From The Verge:

Hawaii emergency worker behind false missile alert said he thought the state was really under attack
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The emergency alert worker who sent a false ballistic missile alert to Hawaii residents told officials that he believed the state was actually under attack, according to a preliminary report from the FCC.

The FCC’s report is a bizarre development in the incident, which left people scrambling after receiving a message about incoming missiles. After the false alert, the state attributed the incident to an accident, and said the worker had selected the wrong option in a drop-down menu.
FULL ARTICLE HERE
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