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 Deuce View Post
    ... because it might be incredibly important that you know about it right the **** now? Because it might save your life?

    News flash: saving your ass from a foreign attack is within the job description of the federal government.
    Not if we're forced to get daily SMS messages about what color socks Barry is wearing.



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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ... because it might be incredibly important that you know about it right the **** now? Because it might save your life?

    News flash: saving your ass from a foreign attack is within the job description of the federal government.
    So you're saying that the government will expand to having a media branch.


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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    The people of Boston should have received an SMS alert to stay off the streets after the Marathon bombings.

    You are under the failed impression that these emergency alerts can't be localized.

    You know, cause, Obama never heard of area codes.

    Because people never move and just leave their phone numbers, right?

    I know a ton of people who came from back east who still keep their old numbers, even though they live thousands of miles away from those area codes.
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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    So you're saying that the government will expand to having a media branch.
    Yes, that is it.

    Obama will be sending daily SMS messages giving you his daily take on The Big Bang Theory, House, and How I Met Your Mother.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's why you get rid of that Apple crap. You know, the idiots running the commercials that say "it's all about how it makes you feel", not "it's actually reliable, up to date and advanced".

    Apple sucks.
    Smart phones are what they are now because of the iPhone.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'll relay that to the other guys on the right wing hackosphere.
    I'll put it on the agenda for our next meeting.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    AT&T Wireless Rolling Out Forced President Obama Alerts For iPhone Users

    I've got an iPhone and I looked at my settings and sure enough, Amber and Emergency alerts are enabled. I could turn them off (I haven't) but my understanding is the presidential alerts cannot be disabled. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Seems I should have the option to disable any notification I want.

    What do you think. Should you be required to receive presidential alerts on your phone whether you want to or not? Options will be yes, no, and I don't know/maybe.

    Working on poll right now.
    I actually think it's a pretty good idea, and as long as it was what they say and only notifies you in cases of emergency, then I would probably keep it. However, I think people should be able to opt out if they choose.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    Not if we're forced to get daily SMS messages about what color socks Barry is wearing.


    Forced? You're probably already signed up for those text alerts.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Forced? You're probably already signed up for those text alerts.
    They are pretty damn AMazing!!!

    Obama has quite the sense of humor. Yesterday he texted me a picture of his right thumb, and the day before he sent me a list of what he had to eat for the day.

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    Re: Presidential Alerts on Your Cell Phone

    What the hell kind of alert can 0bama give me? Really?

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