Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Catsumi » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Friends of mine who overwinter in Hawaii said it was a heart stopping and terrifying incident.

What mystery is this? Why was the alarm sounded?

It was announced "This is NOT a test!"

I am happy all is ok, but shouldn't this cause us to reflect on what may be coming someday?
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Queen K » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:19 pm

I think it was a test to see how the general population would react in real time.

Not an accident at all. Planned.
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Catsumi » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:20 pm

I suppose everyone had their Depends in place? :biggrin:
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Queen K » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:24 pm

Oh I imagine a few racing hearts and high blood pressue patients made it to the hospital.

And the vacationers!

"But I'm from Kelowna!" (YOu know who you are :135: ) How would you feel if you had this on your cell phone?

"This is NOT a Drill!"
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby GordonH » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:26 pm

Human error created the panic
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Bsuds » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:26 pm

My Sister lives there but was on a flight to Vancouver. I will be talking to her tomorrow so will get more info from her then.
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Queen K » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:31 pm

GordonH wrote:Human error created the panic


Personally, I don't believe them. It was a real live test on the population.
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Bsuds » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:33 pm

It was Trump...he pushed the big red button on his desk!

Luckily, just like his Brain it's not connected to anything.
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Even Steven » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:36 pm

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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby GordonH » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:39 pm

GordonH wrote:Human error created the panic

Queen K wrote:Personally, I don't believe them. It was a real live test on the population.

Hmm..... if so who ordered the residents & visitors of Hawaiian Islands to be human guinea pigs.

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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby dle » Jan 14th, 2018, 8:13 am

Queen K wrote:
GordonH wrote:Human error created the panic


Personally, I don't believe them. It was a real live test on the population.


I have to disagree on this one. I would think doing a deliberate "test" of this magnitude over such an issue could have caused heart attacks, car accidents, etc from panic (and we don't know that it didn't yet). That could have resulted in many lawsuits to say the least. To declare that "this is not a test" when in fact it was a test would be plain stupid, and could even be a litigious situation. I just don't think they would have gone down that road. I think it was as they are stating "human error", maybe even possibly human "mischief", but not a purposely done "test" to see what people would do. The officials have taken full responsibility for the error, have apologized and declared they will take steps to ensure it doesn't happen again.

I mean, how terrifying would that have been?? There are natural disasters happening all the time that are heart-stopping, but to be put in the position to think there is the possibility of actually being nuked in progress, the fear would be unfathonable and paralyzing.....then to find out it was just a "test"??? I'd be suing somebody's *bleep* from here to Kingdom come!!

After saying that I believe the White House reaction is typical while Trump is off dithering around his golf course hideyhole :
The White House said President Donald Trump, at his private club in Florida, was briefed on the false alert. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said it "was purely a state exercise."
They don't want anyone to think Trump wasn't "at the helm" when what could have been a unspeakable disaster was possibly unfolding, so they are covering his *bleep* yet again in trying to say it was a "purely a state exercise", giving him the cover of being in charge of the whole debacle like it was a sane thing to do. To me, if we ever needed more, it's just more proof he hasn't clue one about being President of the USA.

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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 14th, 2018, 8:29 am

How long did it take for them to call it off and for people to know it was a mistake?

A lot of family vacations ruined, possible lawsuits?

PTSD causing?

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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby dle » Jan 14th, 2018, 8:31 am

TreeGuy wrote:How long did it take for them to call it off and for people to know it was a mistake?

A lot of family vacations ruined, possible lawsuits?

PTSD causing?

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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Bsuds » Jan 14th, 2018, 8:42 am

I think I would have headed for the beach for a nice quiet time sunbathing.
If there really was a missile I don't think hiding would help and I would rather die quickly.
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Re: Missile Strike Warning, Hawaii

Postby Ka-El » Jan 14th, 2018, 8:47 am

Bsuds wrote: If there really was a missile I don't think hiding would help ...

Mere minutes. Barely enough time for anyone there who voted for Trump to reflect on their stupidity.
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