Tomorrow’s EAS FUD

Fear Uncertainty and Doubt apparently surround tomorrow’s nationwide Emergency Alert System test planned by the Federal Fear Department — oh, sorry, the Federal Unicorns Cuddling Kittens department.

Just received an email from elsewhere in the organization it included some vague description of what would happen and this little sentence:

The test message on TV might not indicate that it is just a test.

Wait, what? So they’re going to do a test but not actually tell people it’s a test? How does that work exactly? Are you going to just send out a nationwide blast message saying “This is a test of the Emergency Alert System… this is only a test…”

Or are you instead, just to see if people are paying attention, planning on sending out something more like, “Holy f**k, we’re all doomed! Zombie Apocalypse is upon us! Fear everything!”

If you want to have a test, then use a message that states clearly that it’s a test. If you want people to be concerned and turn into dangerous panicky animals, then, by all means, tell them that there’s some major global catastrophe happening.

A Good Step

A nation that deports foreigners who are on welfare? Say it isn’t so!

Okay, it’s not the US. It’s actually Switzerland (original here). It’s almost enough to make one want to move there to become a productive member of their society because obviously they care about what happens to their nation.

Alas, not a whole bunch of jobs for *nix engineers in Switzerland from what I’m told. So, this is where I’ll stay.


A clarification of the American bill of rights:

We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional and other liberal, commie, pinko bedwetters.