Monday, July 17, 2006

It's All About Information ... Not Financial Restoration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is testing a pilot program that will deliver warnings of eminent natural disasters, hazards to public safety and well-being, and terrorist strikes via text message to wireless devices, cable TV channels, satellite radio, and traditional broadcast outlets seamlessly all at once. "Anything that can receive a text message will receive the alert." Homeland Security Department spokesman Aaron Walker said. This new system is expected to be up and running by the end of next year. The possibility of alerting citizens to life threatening situations almost immediately on a national, but yet personal, level is a remarkable feat indeed. I just wish that much attention and effort would go into seeing that all citizens would get their income tax returns in a timely fashion ... I'm still waiting.


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