Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9?

Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9?

If you have ever wondered about the government’s ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th.

On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).

This isn’t a wild conspiracy theory. The upcoming test is posted on the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau website.

Only the President has the authority to activate EAS at the national level, and he has delegated that authority to the Director of FEMA.  The test will be conducted jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through  FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS).

In essence, the authority to seize control of all television and civilian communication has been asserted by the executive branch and handed to a government agency.

The EAS has been around since 1994. Its precursor, the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS), started back in 1963.  Television and radio broadcasters, satellite radio and satellite television providers,  cable television and wireline video providers are all involved in the system.

So this begs the question: is the first ever national EAS test really a big deal?

Probably not. At least, not yet.

But there are some troubling factors all coming together right now that could conceivably trigger a real usage of the EAS system in the not too distant future. A European financial collapse could bring down U.S. markets. What is now the “Occupy” movement could lead to widespread civil unrest. And there are ominous signs that radical groups such as Anonymous will attempt something major on November 5th- Guy Fawke’s day.

Now we know in the event of a major crisis, the American people will be told with one voice, at the same time, about an emergency.

All that’s left to determine is who will have control of the EAS when that day comes, and what their message will be.

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The Feds Will Cut Off TV and Radio on November 9th

I have seriously mixed feelings on this one.

It conjures up thoughts of 1984 and Big Brother and all that, it sounds a lot like an attempt at controlling the media, on ALL levels, and as of right now, conspiracy theory people are going nuts over this plan.

I have serious reservations, not because it’s an Emergency Warning system, but because of the opportunity to misuse and abuse the system, and I don’t like the idea of anyone being able to just *pull the plug* on ALL of America and our information sources. And I have yet to see this story from ANY major media source.

Sure, we have local *Emergency Warning Systems*, we have all had that BEEP BEEP BEEP thing break in and tell us, “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcasting System” and it always seems innocent enough, right?

I remember Sept. 11th, 2001 vividly. I remember how ALL news media was covering this event in graphic detail, I remember how we were constantly getting updates on whatever it was our government leaders had to say, and it was ALL done on television, nothing was shut down. We ALL knew what was going on and today there is an even greater network of information sharing out there.

That, my friends, is the crux of the matter.

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Why would the U.S. government need a national alert system? Because they’re afraid that if the media were the only ones to be reporting and providing the American citizen with information, and they, the government, put out a line of BS that was easily discernible AS a line of BS, the media might actually *call* them on it and on the off chance that there was a responsible journalist in the room, their line of BS might not get out as told.

In essence, the authority to seize control of all television and civilian communication has been asserted by the executive branch and handed to a government agency.

It’s ALL about the control people, ALL about the control.

If I come up missing after this story, so you know, I am not suicidal and did not commit an act of suicide! :?

Just sayin’…

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18 Responses to Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9?

  1. James Shott says:

    I share you suspicion, Fred. The EBS was a failure, and the EAS likely won’t be any better.

    There is no reason why the feds ought to have the ability to control communication at this level, or at any level.

    If there is a serious problem, what TV or Cable network wouldn’t cooperate to get the word out.

    I would be suspicious even if I was in control, and if my favorite conservative was in control, but with Obama in control, this is unacceptable.

  2. mrchuck says:

    And why? What reason is plausible?

    Also just heard that Obama wants a rule approved that the Govt. can lie without penalty regarding sensitive issues like the Fast and Furious debacle.

    Simply amazing what this current communist negro president of ours wants to do.
    Eliminate Congress, and now this!
    Vote him out, then find his records, then arrest him and void anything he has done or touched.

  3. Lee says:

    How does numbnuts and walking turd believe they can control ALL communications?
    There are exstensive HAM networks in each State, not to mention the World,,, let them try to shut us down.

    • Chief says:

      The problem with that is the average person hasn’t a clue as to what a “ham” is. They probably think its their next meal. Besides how many residences have a ham receiver? Not too damn many. I have a 1935 RCA Super Hetrodyne Receiver that receives SW and old AM and LW but it’s going to require installing a long wire antenna for it to work properly.
      Thanks for the idea tho… Makes sense.

  4. Steve Dennis says:

    I have heard a little bit about this but only on the blogs and I do find it troubling. Why on earth would the government need to take control over our information sources in a tme of trouble other than to control the message? This is a test run, the internet will follow at some point.

  5. Cary says:

    First, no one – that is, no one – should have “complete” control over any public entity. That way lies wreck and ruin.

    Second, they better not “test” this during the CMAs, or they will have a complete and total redneck riot on their hands.

    Wait – that may work to our advantage …

  6. Shady says:

    He wants control of TV and Radio stations like he wants control of AL GORES Internet, why else but to control what goes out. Well I agree with Mr Chuck, however I say why wait, if we wait until next year he will have made himself into sometype of King, or better yet turn himself into a General. Or something. This Fraking man wants nothing more but to destroy our GLORIOUS country. He is an EVIL SOB, I just can’t wait to pull the lever on him and “MARTIN BAKER” his ass out of OFFICE.

  7. BobF says:

    Can you imagine a “computer glitch” shutting down all communications in America? I can envision this taking place on election day next year or possibly during presidential debates with Obama.

  8. I CONCUR, Fred.

    YES. I submit that it is ALL about the CONTROL!

    I would remind everyone of John F. Kennedy’s prescient words as well:

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    BZ

  9. Robert says:

    Absolutely concerning. WHY is this coming up now? I have a theory that I posted at my site:

    Egypt, Libya, Tunisia didn’t have the “Communication Kill Switch” and their leaders were over thrown. With blessings from Obama. Iran HAD THE KILL SWITCH and USED IT. Mmm.. What did Obama learn?… Is it so far stretched that a liberal would push for “revolution” and “uprising” as long as it’s not them who are the target?

    Another thing that should be evident by looking at past Obama actions: He lives in the moment. He’s assuming he’ll be POTUS after 2012. He’s got the media and he thinks he has it in the bag. He figures the next 4 years this nation is going into chaos and its a chaos he’s designed with help from his buddies Soros and Co. BUT, they never think further than their nose and this “Tool” may be used by a Republican to stop the OWS idiots from losing their mind after he loses in 2012… Wouldn’t that be hilarious? LMAO.

  10. I, too, am suspicious of this upcoming shutdown.

    Obama, either overtly or covertly, is making clear to the media that HE is in control.

  11. Capt Ron says:

    I’m with you, Fred, and I have very great reservations on any government having the ability to “unplug” all media. If the story is true, it stinks incredibly. Robert above made an excellent point.

  12. minuteman26 says:

    Obama/Soros may or may not know it, but they are playing a dangerous game of chicken with the folks. When communication gets shut down, the guns will come out and they will be used. Read on some other sites that Obama may be planning a fake assination attempt on his life in order to help gain complete control. Could the two be intertwined, if at all true? Think the next 6-8 months will be very interesting. Power hungry people will do what they think is necessary to stay in control.

  13. Rich T says:

    Because that’s how it was done in the USSR.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_the_Soviet_Union

    That being said and where Barry got his indoctrination from. It makes sense.

  14. Bob Mack says:

    Anybody that trusts the collection of Marxist revolutionaries currently infesting the federal government deserves what they get: http://patdollard.com/2011/10/obama-led-chicago-burglary-in-1988/

    From Joel B. Pollak’s piece in Big Government today:

    Just twenty or so years ago, Barack Obama wouldn’t just have supported the Occupy protests.

    He would have organized them.

    From Stanley Kurtz’s essential Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, pp. 117-8:

    In fact, Obama personally helped plan one of UNO’s most confrontational actions of the eighties [in 1988]: a break-in meant to intimidate a coalition of local business and neighborhood leaders into dropping a landfill expansion deal.

  15. Stormwarning says:

    It’s perfectly harmless to perform a National Test of the Emergency Response System.

  16. TexasFred says:

    And as with MOST THINGS OBAMA, it was an abject failure in MANY areas.. LMAO

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