Do you recall the panic that ensued last year when news spread that the government was planning to seize our phones?

It appears like they intend to do that once more... well at least momentarily take control of them here in North Dakota.

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During a test last year, every single person's phone, television, radio, and other electronic device sent out an alarm simultaneously.

People often wonder why the government needs access to their cell phones. Thanks to thinks like the Patriot Act, a majority of Americans already feel that big brother has at least some form of extra judicial access to our personal devices.

There is already a growing concern about our devices listening, when after briefly mentioning a product, we start seeing ads for it. (those concerns happen to be well founded)

A nationwide EAS test was the one that the federal government distributed in 2023. As a metaphor, the federal government produced a zombie survival guide in response to the 2023 EAS Test, which caused social media users to go crazy about the test's purported effect of converting them into zombies.


The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system commonly used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information, such as weather and AMBER alerts, to affected communities.

Well, no zombies, no aliens, none of that business appeared during the EAS Test. Crazy enough, it was said that a lot of people didn't actually get the test or even notice it for that matter.

Emergency Alert


According to FEMA, the 2023 test may not be the last one. It looks like they are still analyzing the results from that test.

According to FEMA, the tests are intended to "ensure that systems continue to be effective means of warning the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level."

Although the exact date is yet unknown, it is expected that a second nationwide test will take place either this year or the following. It appears that the results from the 2023 EAS Test will determine whether the next national public alert and warning system will be in 2024 or 2025.

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