Hawaii Governor's Stunning Reason For Delaying ICBM Threat "False Alert" Message

Wondering why it took 'officials' so long to calm the citizens of Hawaii last weekend when an ICBM Launch Alert was mistakenly sent to the population? Wonder no more...



Hawaii Democratic Gov. David Ige said Monday that one of the reasons it took so long to inform the public that a ballistic missile alert in the state was in fact a false alarm was because he couldn’t remember his Twitter password.

As Daily Caller's Eric Lieberman reports, Ige was notified two minutes after the alert was sent to mobile devices across the state, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, but was unable to send out communications stating the illegitimacy of the original alert for 17 minutes.

I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that’s one of the changes that I’ve made,” Ige said during his State of the State address.

I’ve been putting that on my phone so that we can access the social media directly.

While many public officials have their staff members manage and operate their social media accounts, it wasn’t clear if that was the case in this situation, or why such employees of the governor’s office weren’t readily available to access Ige’s Twitter profile.

It ultimately took 38 minutes for authorities to officially announce that the urgent notification was a mistake caused by human error, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“The false emergency alert sent yesterday in Hawaii was absolutely unacceptable,” Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. “It caused a wave of panic across the state - worsened by the 38-minute delay before a correction alert was issued. Moreover, false alerts undermine public confidence in the alerting system and thus reduce their effectiveness during real emergencies. The FCC’s investigation into this incident is well underway.”

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly also said Monday that he and others in the agency are working with officials in the state to ensure that such a substantial delay doesn’t occur, or the false alarm doesn’t occur in the first place.


exonomic halfbreed Truther Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:13 Permalink

Where did you get the idea that this was a false flag?  The activation of the alert has safe guards built in.  Two operators eight feet apart turning a key simultaneously is the likely action required.  Alerts were sent by two different agencies (state and military) so many involved were shitting their pants and convinced this was the real thing.  A tour boat supposedly had civilians onboard north of Hawaii who witnessed a suspicious event at sea which lends credence to there having been a real attack taken care of by our defense forces.  Robert David Steel and Field McConnell are looking into this.  Check out abel danger and #unrig.  If anyone has information as to the credibility (or lack there of) of these two men please let me know.  

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dumluk Newsboy Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:41 Permalink

As if Twitter would be the ONLY way to inform the citizenry of Hawaii or any place else that there are NO LONGER any incoming missles? Bogus on top of bogus..........Im seriously glad that I left Hawaii and I happily donate my remaining tools and toys to the downtrodden and homeless of Maui.......

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LawsofPhysics Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:21 Permalink

incompetence is rewarded in today's "mark to fantasy" financialization-and-steal-ownership-of-everything-not-locked-down world.

see the fucking problem yet?

adr LawsofPhysics Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:30 Permalink

The single mother minimum wage customer service girl who works at my company was able to buy a $250k house using a low income housing assistance program where she only has to pay $650 a month to own the house. Basically the government throws in the rest of the full mortgage.

I guess they see that being better than throwing $800 in rent away every month.

Guess being a 22 year old slut is definitely rewarding. Considering she also gets $10 a month cable TV and Internet, plus two tanks of heating oil per year, and utilities capped at $35 a month, she really makes out big. Oh and child tax credit and earned income tax credits.

At the end of the day she probably takes home more than I do.

Fuck working hard, I want to have a do nothing job and pay $650 a month for my house.


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Al Huxley Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:21 Permalink

Yikes!  For how long has twitter been the official medium for communicating critical government messages to the public? ...and how did they deal with these situations before twitter?  Just didn't tell anybody anything?

Hillarys Server Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:22 Permalink

I'm having trouble deciding which is worse, his mistake or his detailed honesty about it.

Some things are better left unsaid.

"Sorry I'm late for work, I had wood."

Just say your dog died or something, please.

cougar_w Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:25 Permalink

That's not true. It doesn't matter that he couldn't get on twitter and tell everyone "I'm the governor and it's okay", it was the 38 minutes where the emergency alert team didn't issue the all-clear. For whatever the fuck bureaucratic reason they took that long, retards.

That, and the original false alarm was triggered by a wrong button click during crew change. Seriously? They can click a fucking button like that every time they change crews, and they do that like what 4 TIMES A DAY or something? A bad move was just days away starting from day-one.

Security theater. They probably got DHS money to mount an early alert system and threw something together over a weekend. High school interns might have wrote it.

BarkingCat Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:25 Permalink

I call bullshit on this story. 

 The retraction should have been sent from the same account that sent out the alert.

Obviously if you cannot remember his password, it was not his account used to sent out the alert.