Have you ever thought that, for emergency alerts to be distributed as quickly as possible, they should be sent to cell phones? The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the wireless industry, is working to make that possible.yes, i have thought that once... then i immediately dismissed it as over-reaching... the only alert that people should be instantly aware of is in case of natural disaster; i.e. tornado or earthquake... anything else is just going to start a general panic... it's like shouting "FIRE" in a crowded theater.
What alerts will WEA deliver?well, i guess those are okay-
Alerts from WEA cover only critical emergency situations. Consumers will receive only three types of alerts:
Participating carriers may allow subscribers to block all but Presidential alerts.
- Alerts issued by the President
- Alerts involving imminent threats to safety or life
- Amber Alerts
wait, WHAT?... you are allowed to block all but the President?... what alert of the President is more important than IMMINENT THREATS TO SAFETY OR LIFE?... let me think for a second, what could be more important to the government than my life?... well, to them, everything... but sarcasm aside, there is only one alert that rates that high... and i don't think i'm over-reaching with this... Marshall Law.
Can consumers block WEAs?yep... you can choose to block threats to life and limb, but not notices from his highness, i mean, the president.
Partially. Participating wireless carriers may offer subscribers with WEA-capable handsets the ability to block alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life and/or AMBER Alerts; however, consumers cannot block emergency alerts issued by the President.
Why can’t consumers block WEAs issued by the President?why?... the sheer audacity of the proletariat asking such a question is tantamount to treasonous... the ruling class know what's better for you than you do... you are given the opportunity to be blind to threats on your health and well-being, nay, even your life... but you don't have the capacity to not be instantly notified by Dear Leader of more important issues.
In passing the WARN Act, Congress allowed participating carriers to offer subscribers the capability to block all WEAs except those issued by the President.
and tighten up those jack-boots.
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) | FCC.gov
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