Another Crisis not Wasted !
Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts
would appear on cell phones equipped with special chips and software.
The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the system would also warn about terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
Verizon and AT&T;, the nation’s largest cell phone carriers, are
already on board. Consumers would be able to opt out of all but those
For now, the system is capable on certain high-end cell phones but
starting next year, all cell phones will be required to have the chip
that receives alerts.
By the end of the year, the new system will be in place in New York
City and Washington and in cities around the country by the end of 2012
Speaking just for myself, I say this is a scam, dreamed up by the Administration to add to their repertoire of "improvements" made for the safety of the American citizen - a way to not avoid Obie's interminable recitations, and a way to have the taxpayer pay for everyone a cell phone. Certainly a way to increase the price of a phone, not for OUR benefit, but for the benefit of those in power. What do you think?
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