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Old October 17th, 2020, 09:29 PM #111
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Is this the part where I talk about working 11p shift, run a business by day, and squeeze in all my sleep between 6 and 10PM?

No?

How about working 8p to 4a, have 2 energetic boys during the day, and still find ways to nap my way through the day...

I've learned to love my sleep in the years following, but we all get interrupted, and by some of the stupidest crap possible.

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Doesn't sound like a random amber alert is the problem. Many of us have busy, hectic lives. Even so, it's an amber alert. You'll survive. I could see if this was happening frequently but its not. So again, man up.
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Well, my whole family got both alerts...let me repeat that again, MY WHOLE FAMILY GOT BOTH ALERTS, and once awake, neither my wife nor myself can get back to sleep. Can someone tell me how a sleeping population can give information or find Amber Alert kids? Road messaging boards and radio (every car's got one!) are the answer as that is the population who are on the roads and who can really assist in finding kids who are abducted and being transited by vehicle.
No one at my house got a dupe alert... as others have said, probably a glitch in the system, or someone screwed up. This is a valid complaint and it should be fixed.

But as I pointed out earlier, cars may have radios, but many (maybe most?) people don't listen to local radio anymore. You have people listening to SiriusXM satellite radio, which you can't target with local alerts, and you have people streaming their own playlists and listening to mp3's on their phones.

This is why the cell phone alert system exists... the days of reaching a majority of the population with an 'emergency broadcast system' via tv & radio are over.
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Doesn't sound like a random amber alert is the problem. Many of us have busy, hectic lives. Even so, it's an amber alert. You'll survive. I could see if this was happening frequently but its not. So again, man up.
I think Mr H is saying the same thing you are.
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So, they want every driver on the road to look at their cell pones at the same time???
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I think Mr H is saying the same thing you are.
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I believe that I may have gotten the message twice, but I had my phone turned off until around 0430 so I get buffered messages. I think that a possible reason for the first message may have been the violence that took place with the abduction. This wasn't a simple case of mom or dad didn't bring him back after weekend visitation. This was an attack on the grandparents by a group of people abducting the child.
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I think Mr H is saying the same thing you are.
Yep... just a little more sarcastically
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Seems to me if you're looking for information on a vehicle involved in an abduction an Amber Alert would be more effective when most people are on the road, say 6 to 8am instead of 4:30.
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What was the excuse for sending the alarm again at 4:30 this morning....the day after the kid was found?
It was probably a carrier hiccup. No one in my house got it a second time, but I've seen the same text message get delivered multiple times every now and then.
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It was probably a carrier hiccup. No one in my house got it a second time, but I've seen the same text message get delivered multiple times every now and then.
The people I mentioned have plans on T Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T.

That is some carrier hiccup.
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