Leprechaun here Folks-
OK I think that’s enough graphics to get the point across that this is an important announcement. Ahem…here we go
We interrupt you regularly scheduled mundane Monday existence to bring you this DragonLaffs Electronic Media LLP Breaking News Public Service Message Extras Edition.
Some of you may already know of this others of you probably heard something about it and put it out of your mind. Still others of you who live in caves under rocks or are liberals will probably have heard nothing of this. SO at the behest of our
feckless I mean fearless leader I am send out this reminder and notice.
Subject: National Test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System
For your information and situational awareness
National Test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System
On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. This nationwide test will kick off at 2 pm (EST) and run concurrently across all time zones.
This system test is the first of its kind designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. In the history of the country, nothing like it has been conducted on such a level. As you may be aware, there have been tests in the past, but not of this magnitude encompassing all regions of the Nation simultaneously. The three (3) minute test will run concurrently on all radio and TV band stations exceeding the previous messages broadcast which were anywhere from a 30 second to 1 minute message.
There is great concern in local police and emergency management circles about undue public anxiety over this test. The test message on TV might not indicate that it is just a test. Fear is that the lack of an explanation regarding the message might create panic. Please share this information with your family and friends so they are aware of the test.
FEMAs website provides more information regarding this test: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm
Now PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT send us 500 e-mail regarding how this is a “Big Brother” or Obama taking over the media conspiracy theory event.
Some of you already have, and bluntly that’s utter crap and you should be ashamed of yourself for buying into such schlock. I’m not even you and I’m ashamed for you for embarrassing yourself like that!
This test represents a good thing and is a long time coming and in the making. It is part of the reason for the digital media initiative to allow for simultaneous communication with all homes in the event of a National disaster. This test will prove wither or not what used to take up to an hour for national networks and regional carriers to get ready for can be accomplished in the blink of an eye. No delay in times of crisis means better and more timely discrimination of information and the possible saving of lives by it.
This concludes our test of the DragonLaffs Electronic Media LLP Breaking News Public Service Message Extras Edition System.
This was a Public Service Announcement, it was only a Public Service Announcement. Had this been an actually DragonLaffs or Leprechaun Laughs Issue it would have been much longer and there would have been jokes, mirth, opinions and coffee aplenty.
We now return you to your regular Monday mundane existence.