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    under your desks.in Hawaii

    ok,it might have hit the fan.

    Hawaii ‘ballistic missile threat’ alert to phones was false alarm, officials say.

    Just running on CNN.

    Story here.

    It must have freaked some people.
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    Re: under your desks.in Hawaii

    I just saw that on our news. Apparently they took 13 minutes to call it off. Yikes. That's a looong wait when you think you're about to get hit.
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    People were terrified. I can't even imagine. Don't we have stuff in place to intercept anything inbound, if it did happen?

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    Re: under your desks.in Hawaii

    reminds me of the 50's and 60's(dive under your desk,bend over and kiss your butt goodby)
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    Re: under your desks.in Hawaii

    Yup, we're right back in the feeling of the Cuban missile crisis only there's no JFK at the helm.

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    Re: under your desks.in Hawaii

    Our news report it was a 13 minutes wait. Don't know where they got that number. Just saw somewhere else that it was actually 40... That's just crazy. That kind of accident shouldn't even be possible...
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    Re: under your desks.in Hawaii

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfeathers View Post
    People were terrified. I can't even imagine. Don't we have stuff in place to intercept anything inbound, if it did happen?
    We have a handful of missile defense platforms that might work against a hostile launch. Without actually using them against a hostile ICBM, we can't be absolutely sure. If they work then they are only really gonna be good for a small number of missiles at a time. They can hopefully knock down any attempt by North Korea. An irritated Russia or China will just overwhelm them. Nuclear powers get really nervous if you start talking about building a comprehensive missile defense system that can scale to swat down their entire arsenal because it means that you have less cause to worry about retaliation and might feel safe doing something absurd like glassing decent portions of their countryside. In the interests of not provoking panic attacks in Russia and China we tend to be small scale about missile defense.
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    Re: under your desks.in Hawaii

    Other states are releasing plans now: http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Arka...470604613.html

    Of course, people are saying "Why would anyone hit Arkansas?" - but if you think about it, the middle of the country would be a good target.

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    Re: under your desks.in Hawaii

    Hawaii's governor couldn't correct the false missile alert sooner because he forgot his Twitter password

    Story here.

    Last edited by anunitu; 23 Jan 2018 at 14:59.
    I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
    Mark Twain

    Somewhat like Hunter S. Thompson who was called a gonzo Journalist,I consider myself to be something of a gonzo Pagan.

    The wizard be in: But be warned if you poke him to much,the standard wand of anal probing +10 may be utilized.

    It is interesting that humans seem to believe that they are the crown of creation,until nature drops a house on them....Just saying....

    I have decided that I no longer want to be an adult... If anyone needs me, I'll be in my blanket fort, coloring.

    Trust lost,is trust never regained.

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