An interesting site that details the way Homeland Security is “helping” to protect us. Such as this little gem:
As the article goes on to show, the plan is, very soon, I might add, to rollout a system which will send just those kind of alerts to your cellphone. Won’t that be handy? Having your cellphone go off in the middle of the night to let you know that something, somewhere, might be going wrong. Or not.
This point in and of itself may well be pit worthy. There needs to be some “opt out” provision in this thing. I don’t want the federales ringing my cell phone any time some freaking agency decides something bad might happen. This is why Karana gives us CNN. If aliens are landing in my city, I’m confident the noise will wake me in time to fetch my weapons and earn a ticket to Valhalla. Otherwise, it can wait until morning.
Also wondering who is going to pay for the air time Uncle Sugar is using up to notify me that the national threat level has changed from “Uh-oh” to “Dammit”…