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Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2018, 11:40:02 PM »
I had a hunch about the checkout girl at the grocery store I just saw today

So I asked her about Hawaii

Turns out she's from there and her parents were completely freaked out and she's still scared

So I didn't hit on her at all

Seemed apropos
And you can still get your groceries at that store with ease!

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2018, 06:09:45 AM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/fcc-person-false-hawaii-missile-alert-refusing-cooperate/story?id=52611336

The story reads as though the person in question doesn't even exist. Fancy that.


And you can still get your groceries at that store with ease!

I am welcomed with arms of joy wherever I travel.

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2018, 01:17:39 PM »
FUBAR

Hawaii’s false missile alert sent by worker who thought attack on U.S. was imminent, FCC says

The Hawaii employee who sent out a false alarm earlier this month warning of an incoming missile attack said he misheard a message played during a drill and believed a ballistic missile was actually heading for the state, according to a federal investigation.

This contradicts the explanations previously offered by Hawaii officials, who have said the Jan. 13 alert was sent because the employee hit the wrong button on a drop-down menu.
Surprise....Surprise....Surprise ! ! !

The Federal Communications Commission, said in a preliminary report released Tuesday that the state employee who sent out the alert "claimed to believe ... that this was a real emergency, not a drill." (Wireless emergency alerts warning of danger are typically sent out by state and local officials through a partnership between the FCC, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the wireless industry.)

The incident began when a night-shift supervisor decided to test incoming day-shift workers with a spontaneous drill, the FCC report stated. The supervisor managing the day-shift workers appeared to be aware of the upcoming test but believed it was aimed at the outgoing night-shift workers. As a result, the day-shift manager was not prepared to supervise the morning test, the FCC said.

Following standard procedures, the night-shift supervisor posing as U.S. Pacific Command played a recorded message to the emergency workers warning them of the fake threat. The message included the phrase “Exercise, exercise, exercise,” the FCC report said, but it also included “This is not a drill" -- language used for real missile alerts.

The worker who then sent the emergency alert said they did not hear the “exercise” part of the message. This person, who has not been publicly identified, declined to be interviewed by investigators, but the worker did provide a written statement, the FCC said.

According to the FCC report released Tuesday, this worker is the only one who apparently did not understand it was a drill.

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2018, 02:02:36 PM »
This contradicts the explanations previously offered by Hawaii officials

Let us take a moment to recognize that the official story has now become, literally, "a lone gunman did it."

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2018, 02:07:22 PM »
Let us take a moment to recognize that the official story has now become, literally, "a lone gunman did it."



Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
State Officials Fire Employee Who Sent False Missile Alert In Hawaii

Federal and state investigations determined the worker believed the U.S. was actually under attack when he sent the alert.

The emergency worker responsible for sending a false missile alert to over 1 million people has been fired from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, officials announced Tuesday.

The employee “has been a source of concern for the same staff for over 10 years,” according to a report released Tuesday. The report was written by Brig. Gen. Bruce E. Oliveira, who conducted an investigation into the matter on behalf of the agency.

“He ... does not take initiative and he has to be directed before he takes action,” Oliviera wrote. “He is unable to comprehend the situation at hand and has confused real life events and drills on at least two separate occasions.”

The employee’s co-workers told officials they were “not comfortable” with him as “a supervisor, two-man team, or as part of the in general,” according to the report.

“There were statements from other co-workers that they didn’t feel comfortable working with him, that they felt he was not capable of doing his job,” Oliviera said during a press conference Tuesday.

When asked why the worker hadn’t been terminated earlier given his performance issues, Maj. Gen. Joe Logan, director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, said the worker’s supervisor felt he had taken “appropriate action” by counseling and mentoring him.

Maj. Gen. Vern Miyagi resigned Tuesday from his position as administrator of the agency, Logan said during the press conference.

“Maj. Gen. Miyagi ― a respected military lead, an honorable man ― has taken full responsibility for the incident of January 13 and the actions of all his employees,” Logan said.

Another employee resigned “before any disciplinary action was taken” and one other employee faces suspension without pay, he said.

The state’s report corroborated many of the findings published Tuesday in the Federal Communications Commission’s investigation into the matter. Both reports determined the employee actually believed there was an incoming ballistic missile.

The worker, whose name has not been released by officials, sent the public safety alert after mishearing a recorded message that was part of an unscheduled drill, according to the reports.

As part of the drill, a night shift supervisor pretended to be U.S. Pacific Command and played a recorded message that warned emergency workers of an incoming attack. The recording included the phrase “exercise, exercise, exercise.” But it also stated, “This is not a drill,” which apparently prompted the worker to broadcast the ballistic missile alert.

The recording did not follow the script contained in the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s standard operating procedure, according to the reports.

“While other warning officers understand that this is a drill, the warning officer at the alert origination terminal claimed to believe, in a written statement provided to HIEMA, that this was a real emergency, not a drill,” according to the FCC report.

State officials said initially that the worker triggered the false alarm by accidentally hitting the wrong option in a drop-down menu. But the new reports suggest this may not have been the case.

The state worker who sent the alert has refused to cooperate with a federal investigation, Lisa Fowlkes, head of the FCC’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, said last week during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.

“We are disappointed ... that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation,” Fowlkes said. “We hope that person will reconsider.”

A representative for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency told HuffPost that the employee wasn’t cooperating with the state’s investigation either.

An estimated 1.2 million people received the alert on their cellphones Jan. 13. People in the state were sent into a frenzy, and many sought shelter.

Many officials knew the alert was a mistake immediately, but it took nearly 40 minutes for the state’s emergency agency to send out a second alert letting people know the original had been a false alarm.

The governor reportedly knew of the error two minutes after the alert was sent out, but it took him 15 minutes to tweet about the false alarm because he didn’t know his Twitter password.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency responded to the incident by saying it would implement new actions to prevent such an error in the future, including requiring two people to sign off on alerts and installing a “cancellation command” that can be triggered within seconds.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hawaii-missile-alert-investigation_us_5a70a256e4b0ae29f08b667d

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2018, 06:17:48 PM »
State Officials Fire Employee Who Sent False Missile Alert In Hawaii

Federal and state investigations determined the worker believed the U.S. was actually under attack when he sent the alert.

The emergency worker responsible for sending a false missile alert to over 1 million people has been fired from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, officials announced Tuesday.

The employee “has been a source of concern for the same staff for over 10 years,” according to a report released Tuesday. The report was written by Brig. Gen. Bruce E. Oliveira, who conducted an investigation into the matter on behalf of the agency.

“He ... does not take initiative and he has to be directed before he takes action,” Oliviera wrote. “He is unable to comprehend the situation at hand and has confused real life events and drills on at least two separate occasions.”

The employee’s co-workers told officials they were “not comfortable” with him as “a supervisor, two-man team, or as part of the in general,” according to the report.

“There were statements from other co-workers that they didn’t feel comfortable working with him, that they felt he was not capable of doing his job,” Oliviera said during a press conference Tuesday.

When asked why the worker hadn’t been terminated earlier given his performance issues, Maj. Gen. Joe Logan, director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, said the worker’s supervisor felt he had taken “appropriate action” by counseling and mentoring him.

Maj. Gen. Vern Miyagi resigned Tuesday from his position as administrator of the agency, Logan said during the press conference.

“Maj. Gen. Miyagi ― a respected military lead, an honorable man ― has taken full responsibility for the incident of January 13 and the actions of all his employees,” Logan said.

Another employee resigned “before any disciplinary action was taken” and one other employee faces suspension without pay, he said.

The state’s report corroborated many of the findings published Tuesday in the Federal Communications Commission’s investigation into the matter. Both reports determined the employee actually believed there was an incoming ballistic missile.

The worker, whose name has not been released by officials, sent the public safety alert after mishearing a recorded message that was part of an unscheduled drill, according to the reports.

As part of the drill, a night shift supervisor pretended to be U.S. Pacific Command and played a recorded message that warned emergency workers of an incoming attack. The recording included the phrase “exercise, exercise, exercise.” But it also stated, “This is not a drill,” which apparently prompted the worker to broadcast the ballistic missile alert.

The recording did not follow the script contained in the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s standard operating procedure, according to the reports.

“While other warning officers understand that this is a drill, the warning officer at the alert origination terminal claimed to believe, in a written statement provided to HIEMA, that this was a real emergency, not a drill,” according to the FCC report.

State officials said initially that the worker triggered the false alarm by accidentally hitting the wrong option in a drop-down menu. But the new reports suggest this may not have been the case.

The state worker who sent the alert has refused to cooperate with a federal investigation, Lisa Fowlkes, head of the FCC’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, said last week during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.

“We are disappointed ... that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation,” Fowlkes said. “We hope that person will reconsider.”

A representative for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency told HuffPost that the employee wasn’t cooperating with the state’s investigation either.

An estimated 1.2 million people received the alert on their cellphones Jan. 13. People in the state were sent into a frenzy, and many sought shelter.

Many officials knew the alert was a mistake immediately, but it took nearly 40 minutes for the state’s emergency agency to send out a second alert letting people know the original had been a false alarm.

The governor reportedly knew of the error two minutes after the alert was sent out, but it took him 15 minutes to tweet about the false alarm because he didn’t know his Twitter password.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency responded to the incident by saying it would implement new actions to prevent such an error in the future, including requiring two people to sign off on alerts and installing a “cancellation command” that can be triggered within seconds.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hawaii-missile-alert-investigation_us_5a70a256e4b0ae29f08b667d

tl:dr

Donald Hitler DID IT WITH THE HELP OF THE RUSSIANS!!!!!!


Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2018, 06:49:56 PM »
State Officials Fire Employee Who Sent False Missile Alert In Hawaii

Federal and state investigations determined the worker believed the U.S. was actually under attack when he sent the alert.

The emergency worker responsible for sending a false missile alert to over 1 million people has been fired from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, officials announced Tuesday.

The employee “has been a source of concern for the same staff for over 10 years,” according to a report released Tuesday. The report was written by Brig. Gen. Bruce E. Oliveira, who conducted an investigation into the matter on behalf of the agency.

“He ... does not take initiative and he has to be directed before he takes action,” Oliviera wrote. “He is unable to comprehend the situation at hand and has confused real life events and drills on at least two separate occasions.”

The employee’s co-workers told officials they were “not comfortable” with him as “a supervisor, two-man team, or as part of the in general,” according to the report.

“There were statements from other co-workers that they didn’t feel comfortable working with him, that they felt he was not capable of doing his job,” Oliviera said during a press conference Tuesday.

When asked why the worker hadn’t been terminated earlier given his performance issues, Maj. Gen. Joe Logan, director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, said the worker’s supervisor felt he had taken “appropriate action” by counseling and mentoring him.

Maj. Gen. Vern Miyagi resigned Tuesday from his position as administrator of the agency, Logan said during the press conference.

“Maj. Gen. Miyagi ― a respected military lead, an honorable man ― has taken full responsibility for the incident of January 13 and the actions of all his employees,” Logan said.

Another employee resigned “before any disciplinary action was taken” and one other employee faces suspension without pay, he said.

The state’s report corroborated many of the findings published Tuesday in the Federal Communications Commission’s investigation into the matter. Both reports determined the employee actually believed there was an incoming ballistic missile.

The worker, whose name has not been released by officials, sent the public safety alert after mishearing a recorded message that was part of an unscheduled drill, according to the reports.

As part of the drill, a night shift supervisor pretended to be U.S. Pacific Command and played a recorded message that warned emergency workers of an incoming attack. The recording included the phrase “exercise, exercise, exercise.” But it also stated, “This is not a drill,” which apparently prompted the worker to broadcast the ballistic missile alert.

The recording did not follow the script contained in the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s standard operating procedure, according to the reports.

“While other warning officers understand that this is a drill, the warning officer at the alert origination terminal claimed to believe, in a written statement provided to HIEMA, that this was a real emergency, not a drill,” according to the FCC report.

State officials said initially that the worker triggered the false alarm by accidentally hitting the wrong option in a drop-down menu. But the new reports suggest this may not have been the case.

The state worker who sent the alert has refused to cooperate with a federal investigation, Lisa Fowlkes, head of the FCC’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, said last week during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.

“We are disappointed ... that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation,” Fowlkes said. “We hope that person will reconsider.”

A representative for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency told HuffPost that the employee wasn’t cooperating with the state’s investigation either.

An estimated 1.2 million people received the alert on their cellphones Jan. 13. People in the state were sent into a frenzy, and many sought shelter.

Many officials knew the alert was a mistake immediately, but it took nearly 40 minutes for the state’s emergency agency to send out a second alert letting people know the original had been a false alarm.

The governor reportedly knew of the error two minutes after the alert was sent out, but it took him 15 minutes to tweet about the false alarm because he didn’t know his Twitter password.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency responded to the incident by saying it would implement new actions to prevent such an error in the future, including requiring two people to sign off on alerts and installing a “cancellation command” that can be triggered within seconds.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hawaii-missile-alert-investigation_us_5a70a256e4b0ae29f08b667d

The guy was a source of concern for over ten years and he was kept in the same emergency management job?  Too bad they can't fire the governor.

This whole thing sounds fishy.

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2018, 07:17:28 PM »
This whole thing sounds fishy.

Welcome to the next level.

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2018, 08:07:01 PM »

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2018, 11:27:50 PM »



Warning: this flick didn't age well.

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2018, 10:11:31 PM »
The guy was a source of concern for over ten years and he was kept in the same emergency management job?  Too bad they can't fire the governor.

This whole thing sounds fishy.

I'd like to see the breakdown of who's related to who at that CD office.

Re: Talk About Your Pucker Factor
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2018, 01:46:59 PM »


This is news? ???     ;D ;D ;D