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(Some Guy)   "Hello, this is the Sheriff's office. Your husband is about to come home drunk with a gun and catch you with the pool boy. Just, you know, FYI."   (kxly.com) divider line 58
    More: Interesting, FYI, Spokane County Commissioner Mark Richards, county commissioners, Alert Spokane, sheriff, communications systems  
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2009-12-15 05:02:29 PM
"Spokane County Commissioner Mark Richards hopes you don't hang up thinking it's someone trying to sell you something and instead listen so that you can recognize an emergency message in the future."

Unlikely.
 
2009-12-15 05:14:10 PM
now that is what I call protect and serve!!
 
2009-12-15 06:41:13 PM
Could you give me an ETA? My drain is almost clean.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-12-15 07:13:58 PM
My city introduced a phone spam system a year or two ago. It was never used for anything important, only messages from the mayor's office and DPW. The new mayor fired the communications director responsible for it.
 
2009-12-15 07:37:39 PM
I was hoping the headline was from a real story.
 
2009-12-15 07:38:19 PM
Oh, Lord...What is Sherriff Joe up to now?
 
2009-12-15 07:38:58 PM
"If you have replaced your land line phone with cell service, starting next month you can register your cell phone number to your home address"

And who wouldn't be eager to register their cell phone number with the cops?
 
2009-12-15 07:39:22 PM
pudding7: I was hoping the headline was from a real story.


Same here.

/Not sure how many pool boys are actually working in Spokane this time of year.
 
2009-12-15 07:39:53 PM
I think the headline is referring to a situation in the movie Minority Report.
 
2009-12-15 07:42:03 PM
instead listen so that you can recognize an emergency message in the future.

start sending me messages from the future and I'll stay on the line
 
2009-12-15 07:42:09 PM

The_Sponge


/Not sure how many pool boys are actually working in Spokane this time of year.


Does ANYONE work in Spokane?
 
2009-12-15 07:42:21 PM
Quintessence: And who wouldn't be eager to register their cell phone number with the cops?

This right there. Every time the po-lice start in with these little extra public services it's a good time to be suspicious.
 
2009-12-15 07:43:27 PM
Don't think I want to associate my cell with my home address. I wouldn't even have a cell phone if it weren't for the wife/job.
 
2009-12-15 07:44:17 PM
Thanks for a heads up subby.
 
2009-12-15 07:45:09 PM
as a seasonal pool boy, this headline did not amuse me subby.
TFA made everything ok again
 
2009-12-15 07:45:57 PM
Englebert Slaptyback: The_Sponge

/Not sure how many pool boys are actually working in Spokane this time of year.


Does ANYONE work in Spokane?



Lulz.

How about the skanks at Deja Vu?

/Got in there when I was 17...without a fake I.D.
//Cool story bro, blah blah.
 
2009-12-15 07:46:01 PM
Knucklepopper: Quintessence: And who wouldn't be eager to register their cell phone number with the cops?

This right there. Every time the po-lice start in with these little extra public services it's a good time to be suspicious.


This. Even if it's totally honest, the path to hell is always paved with good intentions.
 
2009-12-15 07:46:53 PM
"Whaaaaat? No I don't want to buy a chemical spill! Can you hear me? Are you from the cable company? Oh, whatever...no thank you!" [tries to hang up but leaves phone off the hook for days]
 
2009-12-15 07:47:05 PM

Quintessence


And who wouldn't be eager to register their cell phone number with the cops?


I guess the only way to test that would be...

1) Buy TracFone and register it to your neighbor's address

2) Make threatening phone call to someone important

3) Observe to see if/when the police respond

4) Allow phone to DIAF


Don't do this.
 
2009-12-15 07:47:55 PM
During the flood last spring, here in Fargo, a reverse 911 system was used to seek volunteers when a dike breach was found. It was once used when a dike downtown was cracking and over 400 people showed up in less than 15 minutes. So it is useful in some cases.
 
2009-12-15 07:50:13 PM
ChaoticV: dike downtown was cracking

I'm sure gorgor has a pic for that
 
2009-12-15 07:50:35 PM
el wharrrgarblo: Knucklepopper: Quintessence: And who wouldn't be eager to register their cell phone number with the cops?

This right there. Every time the po-lice start in with these little extra public services it's a good time to be suspicious.

This. Even if it's totally honest, the path to hell is always paved with good intentions.


Union workers?
 
2009-12-15 07:52:22 PM
 
2009-12-15 07:55:43 PM
abagond.files.wordpress.com

Miss Jones, this is the Sheriff's Office. A report has been generated by your neighbor that an individual fitting the description of the serial rapist we have been looking for was last seen breaking into your back door. While our response times dictate that we will not make it there before he brutally rapes you we suggest you get a good look at him and fight like hell so we have enough DNA evidence to prosecute him. By listening to this recording you agree to waive your rights to litigation against the Sheriff's Office See you soon.
 
2009-12-15 08:02:21 PM
I've already had a reverse 911 call. Twice actually. One was to tell me not to go in my back yard for an hour while they checked a potential bomb at the sheriff station just over my backyard fence. The second time was just a couple of days ago to tell me not to call into 911 because they already knew about the bozo construction crew who accidentally dug up a gas main down the street. The second was a recorded call.
 
2009-12-15 08:08:28 PM
The headline is silly because if you were really cleaning up with the pool boy, you wouldn't answer the phone.

But since it's a joke, I'm OK with that. +1
 
2009-12-15 08:10:40 PM
R-911 is a useful technology depending on the situation. If the community is one that is subject to unpredictable and potentially devastating disasters (tsunami, flooding, major industrial chemical leaks, etc.) then it can be worth having a way to tell a neighborhood to GTFO in as many ways as possible in a short amount of time.

Unfortunately the clever vendors have been selling this thing to folks right and left, and once you've bought it you start looking for reasons to use it. I've heard of cities using this to inform residents of pickup-days for recycling or special meetings of the city council. It can really damage pubilc perception of emergency management when used inappropriately, but can be a lifesaver when used right.
 
2009-12-15 08:14:50 PM
As long as the caller has a hot, sexy voice and wants me to bork her, I'm good. Otherwise, my Remington and I have everything under..HEY who the fark is in my kitch... BLAM BLAM BLAM...OK now where was I?
 
2009-12-15 08:18:29 PM
cryinoutloud: The headline is silly because if you were really cleaning up with the pool boy, you wouldn't answer the phone.

But since it's a joke, I'm OK with that. +1


Yep
 
2009-12-15 08:22:18 PM
ChaoticV: During the flood last spring, here in Fargo, a reverse 911 system was used to seek volunteers when a dike breach was found. It was once used when a dike downtown was cracking and over 400 people showed up in less than 15 minutes. So it is useful in some cases.

You said dike twice
 
2009-12-15 08:23:26 PM
FTFA: "The city is testing its new reverse 911 system[...]

It will be nice to see the Twin Towers standing again.
 
2009-12-15 08:25:36 PM
Spokane = beautiful. Sorry, but I've spent too much time there to trash talk it. Heaven takes on some form of Spokane, WA during summer.
 
2009-12-15 08:29:15 PM
pudding7: I was hoping the headline was from a real story.

Me too. Sigh.
 
2009-12-15 08:30:23 PM
The real incentive behind this is because of the H5N1 Avian flu, which is still a huge threat to the US.

The idea is that if people buttoned up inside their homes and apartments during a major, killer epidemic, then a city could systematically call everyone in the city to ask if they needed help, or body and dead animal recovery, or to find out if they had taken off leaving their home empty. This would optimize emergency services.

They could leave messages, provide information, provide a person to talk to if needed, etc. Also, programs could be set up so that people could do essential shopping off peak hours, get non-emergency medical help and pharmaceuticals, and who knows what all else.

Fairly inexpensive to set up a phone bank, and could save a lot of lives while reducing panic.
 
2009-12-15 08:31:58 PM
So is this like dialing 1-1-9?

/Bizarro think this am GRATE idea!!
 
2009-12-15 08:33:55 PM
Have installed a similar system here. Used by the Government to warn about bushfires. It SMS's all phones in a cell area with the GTFO message, as wellas ringing all land lines in the area.

Came in afte the Black Saturday fires this year. got used today for sections of my state.

//Dreading the rest of the bushfire season
//Already packed my valuables in boot of car
 
2009-12-15 08:34:46 PM
"Hello, this is the Sheriff's office. Your husbandWife is about to come home drunkhigh off Oxycodone with a gun and catch your Family values ass with the pool boy. Just, you know, FYI."
Fixed
 
2009-12-15 08:35:57 PM
Farker T: FTFA: "The city is testing its new reverse 911 system[...]

It will be nice to see the Twin Towers standing again.


I don't know about all those people coming back though. some of their spouses have probably remarried. Awkward.
 
2009-12-15 08:38:38 PM
cryinoutloud: Farker T: FTFA: "The city is testing its new reverse 911 system[...]

It will be nice to see the Twin Towers standing again.

I don't know about all those people coming back though. some of their spouses have probably remarried. Awkward.


I have thi mental image of the jumpers, flying from the ground back to their windows...

\\Yes Iknow, can I have a first class st at least
 
2009-12-15 08:48:11 PM
The_Sponge: pudding7: I was hoping the headline was from a real story.


Same here.

/Not sure how many pool boys are actually working in Spokane this time of year.


All of them.

Just not in swimming pools.
 
2009-12-15 08:51:01 PM
Hook.
Line.
Sinker.


*sigh*
 
2009-12-15 08:57:29 PM
Theaetetus: "Spokane County Commissioner Mark Richards hopes you don't hang up thinking it's someone trying to sell you something and instead listen so that you can recognize an emergency message in the future."

Unlikely.


This. And I hang up as soon as I hear that it's a recording.

/even though I only have a cell phone I still get that crap
//can't imagine having a land line anymore; it's been years and it was bad even back then
///yes, even with the do not call list
////you know how to get me to stop doing that? Just farking outlaw telemarketing. Done.
 
2009-12-15 09:00:07 PM
Big Brother is inevitable because people can't behave.

If they could, we wouldn't need the extra measures that are bound to come around, every time someone side-steps the law.

Don't mistake this for citizen-speak. It isn't. People really can't behave, so in any effort to control their behavior, there will be unwelcome consequences.

Fark anti-cop threads are a perfect example. For no good reason at all, a bunch of pathetic pimpled internet tough guys whine about how the cops are all, ALL, worthless pigs. Without one effort on their part to make anyone else's life better, or to simply live their own life according to basic do-unto-others principles.

It's sad, but it's never surprising.

Cop-haters will bring about Big Brother.

Definitely going to happen.
 
2009-12-15 09:01:21 PM
Welcome to 2004.
At least that's how long ago our city has been doing it.

That's why most citizens have cell phones and/or voicemail nowadays.

tmyk

/it is was it is
//that's what all the retards say nowadays.
/// and nowadays.
 
2009-12-15 09:03:28 PM
TheSignPost:
Fark anti-cop threads are a perfect example. For no good reason at all, a bunch of pathetic pimpled internet tough guys whine about how the cops are all, ALL, worthless pigs. Without one effort on their part to make anyone else's life better, or to simply live their own life according to basic do-unto-others principles.

It's sad, but it's never surprising.

Cop-haters will bring about Big Brother.

Definitely going to happen.


Huh? I lean toward the anti-cop side just because I see that COPS can't behave. Sure, there's some good ones, but there's enough that act just like you accuse "citizens" of doing to make me fear them rather than welcome their presence. And there's no cops to arrest cops when they misbehave either - that's what makes it scary.

You don't know me. You don't know what I do and don't do, or how I interact with people, so easy on the implication that I'm somehow a selfish scofflaw, there.

/hell, just watch one DRIVE and you'll see what I mean.
//two sets of rules. One for us, one for them.
 
2009-12-15 09:21:51 PM
AlmightyFjord: , Sheriff calls YOU!

Apparently, Soviet Russia also hides in shadow like rest of KGB. Huh.
 
2009-12-15 09:28:57 PM
AlmightyFjord: AlmightyFjord: , Sheriff calls YOU!

Apparently, Soviet Russia also hides in shadow like rest of KGB. Huh.


Its the Fark filters. Old story.
 
2009-12-15 09:54:02 PM
Create an identifiable opening and restrict any company calling into the area from using a similar, mistakable greeting, and this might work. Please have the automated voice say, "911 Emergency Reverse System" or similar immediately, otherwise I and everyone else will hang the phone upon hearing, "This is an..." because my next assumption is the message is from "my" "bank" and "important". Or perhaps the factory warranty on my 1996 Mustang is about to expire; warranties last 13 years, right?
 
2009-12-15 10:41:55 PM
It had better come up on my caller ID. I just had a bunch of hassle when a major credit card company tried to legitimatley call me with some "unknown name" number. Imagine what will happen if people don't even pick up.
 
2009-12-15 10:43:42 PM
whammer: The real incentive behind this is because of the H5N1 Avian flu, which is still a huge threat to the US.

The idea is that if people buttoned up inside their homes and apartments during a major, killer epidemic, then a city could systematically call everyone in the city to ask if they needed help, or body and dead animal recovery, or to find out if they had taken off leaving their home empty. This would optimize emergency services.

They could leave messages, provide information, provide a person to talk to if needed, etc. Also, programs could be set up so that people could do essential shopping off peak hours, get non-emergency medical help and pharmaceuticals, and who knows what all else.

Fairly inexpensive to set up a phone bank, and could save a lot of lives while reducing panic.


Wait, don't you mean, not really a threat at all, just like anyone with a brain already knew. Oh, by the way, they are even admitting this on the news, the fear mongering news, so you know it was complete bullshiat.


\in the healthcare field
\\knows more than you, most likely in a lot of areas
\\\the sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!111!!!
 
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