View Poll Results: Should you be required to receive presidential alerts on your cell phone?

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    Its funny that the right wing hackosphere is insisting on calling these "Presidential Alerts".

    "ObamAlerts" would have been better. Or even "BarryLerts".

    I kid of course. Nothing is beyond partisan hackery for these guys.
    Your post just proved which side contains the bigger hacks. Thanks for that.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    50 bucks says this will parlay into phones being built-in with Twitter and an inability to not read Obama's tweets.

    Probably also sends you an alert with his Super Bowl pick and Bracketology.
    $10 says these "ObamAlerts" can change your front and main wallpaper to be a picture of Barry Obama eating ice cream.


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Supposedly it would only be used for emergencies, y'know, like a terrorist attack or a really warm/cool/mild day attributable to global warming.
    We know that won't be the case. He wasn't even following Benghazi himself...
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No, you can't change the channel. It's broadcast across all channels.
    Perhaps they'll program things at the NSA so that Obama can just break into the call you're currently on and provide the emergency notice, kind of like when the operator used to break into your conversation in Mayberry to let you know Aunt Bea or Opie needed help.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    We know that won't be the case. He wasn't even following Benghazi himself...
    Yes, we shall be getting daily SMS alerts from the Oval Office letting us know what color tie Obama is wearing.


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    I don't see why it needs to be mandatory on your phone. News will be on the radio, the television, the internet. Why does it have to come to your phone too?


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I don't see why it needs to be mandatory on your phone. News will be on the radio, the television, the internet. Why does it have to come to your phone too?
    You don't want to know if there is a terrorist attack in your local?

    I do.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    You don't want to know if there is a terrorist attack in your local?

    I do.
    Huh? How would I NOT know that? It would be all over the TV, internet, radio...everyone would be talking about it.


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Huh? How would I NOT know that? It would be all over the TV, internet, radio...everyone would be talking about it.
    Everyone would know within the first 30 minutes? Not likely.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    i don't really have a problem with it, as it's probably going to only be used to tell me that i'm about to die in some terrible event. i doubt that it will be used to send me coupons for Burger King or spam. if it is used as a political tool, though, i'm absolutely against it.

    i'm assuming it's for national alerts, and given this, i'm ok with it.

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