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    Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    Alert issues a ballistic missile attack warning in Hawaii

    Thank goodness a false alarm. But frightening situation.
    This will be a day longer remembered. It has seen the end of Pitino and will soon see the end of Louisville. September 27, 2017

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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    They said the wrong button was pressed during a shift change. Maybe they need more than just one button somewhere to do something like that. Maybe a button and a switch, or put it under a glass box or something.

    Just poor procedures on this one.
    Saigon. .... I'm still only in Saigon

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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    A good friend, also huge Cat fan, lives there. Scared the you know what out of he and his wife

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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    They have made a statement that the employee feels terrible, which I'm sure is true. Said he'll get re-training. OK.

    But that fails to address the question that there should be no design scheme where anyone could accidentally hit that button. That's the button that's red, glows and is under the protective plexiglass case you see in every movie.

    Now this probably isn't a "button", but is part of a software interface, but again that needs to be re-designed so there's no way you are confused about sending that message.

    And that cuts both ways. You dont' want any confusion when you do need to send that message either, as well as when you don't mean to.
    Saigon. .... I'm still only in Saigon

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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    As bad as it is, it may serve to stir up the North Koreans to want to talk things out.

    “Before I leave I’d like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the history of other nations,
    “I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different. We are citizens of a republic made of shared ideals forged in a new world to replace the tribal enmities that tormented the old one. Even in times of political turmoil such as these, we share that awesome heritage and the responsibility to embrace it.”
    -Patriot and Senator. John McCain

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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    As some of you may know my parents reside part time in HI, and are currently there. My father was awoken by the civil alert on his phone and it scared the hell out of him. This was no joke. He called me immediately but I was already on a plane to Colorado so didn't get it. He did the wise thing and called my daughter who works for dispatch the Vero Police in FL. She checked and realized it was a false alarm but my folks and his neighbors were really really scared. No joke. This effing little nut job with a nuke needs to be put in his place NOW. I've said it before and I'll say it again, park a destroyer off his coast and the next middle test he does blow the MF out of the sky as soon as it make it into international airspace!
    Last edited by Doc; 01-14-2018 at 09:09 PM.


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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    Of course I called my dad yesterday and told him we were in Colorado heading for one of the shelters here


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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    Doc, it had to scare everyone there completely out of their minds. It would anyone anywhere. Sorry for them and everyone in the whole state, I can't put in words how jarring that had to be.
    Saigon. .... I'm still only in Saigon

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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    My dad said he and all his neighbors went outside. it was still nightime and they were told to take shelter. In what? A hut? One guy reportedly put his kid in a manhole..like that would work for a nuclear blast. Its funny now but imagine them at the time


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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    I wouldn't blame anyone for any crazy thing they did. I'd be running around like a madman. Or standing outside waiting for the show.

    yeah, knowing me I'd be waiting for the show. I have a dark sense of humor.
    Saigon. .... I'm still only in Saigon

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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    Have a good friend originally from Hawaii. His father sheltered in place at his work while his mom was home alone.

    My friend played it low key but a frighteningly bad situation The senses of helplessness had to be overwhelming.

    Shows how easy a mistake can happen.
    This will be a day longer remembered. It has seen the end of Pitino and will soon see the end of Louisville. September 27, 2017

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    Re: Ballistic Missile False Alarm

    The nuclear fear was huge all over the US in the 50s and 60s.

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