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Pupils spooked by alien-themed promotion

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

A radio promotion spoofing aliens hacking into an Alabama radio station spooked students into believing schools would be attacked.

It was all a mysterious misunderstanding, a Shoals area radio official said, that has no logical explanation. Still, law enforcement in the area beefed up security at schools to calm fears from parents.

http://blog.al.com/b...on_for_sho.html

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:44 PM

So..these were high school students then? They are WAY too old to be this bloody stupid and gullible.

Oh..and the parents bought into this stupidity as well. Just how stupid can a populace get? Stupid parents, stupid kids....

Edited by Ryu, 01 September 2013 - 09:48 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:15 AM

After War of the Worlds you think people would of wised up.

Really makes your realize how little people think for themselves and how gullible they are.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:15 PM
After War of the Worlds you think people would of wised up.

Really makes your realize how little people think for themselves and how gullible they are.

Can you say BAAAAAAAA!


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

Sigh....  Alabama it figures. Just shows how poor education is in the US.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:12 PM

This is why the government doesn't tell us anything


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:30 PM

Kids nowadays have no idea what the radio show War of the Worlds was about.  If they hear something on the radio, they believe it.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:30 PM

View PostHilander, on 02 September 2013 - 12:15 AM, said:

After War of the Worlds you think people would of wised up.

Really makes your realize how little people think for themselves and how gullible they are.

I have to wonder, after all these years, how many people have ever even heard of that infamous broadcast.

Just goes to show if it is on TV, radio or the internet it must be true.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:58 PM

View PostSilver_Raven, on 05 September 2013 - 03:12 PM, said:

This is why the government doesn't tell us anything

Yes, people on these boards frequently say, that there should be full disclosure, people can easily handle it... seems not lol


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:23 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 05 September 2013 - 03:30 PM, said:

Kids nowadays have no idea what the radio show War of the Worlds was about.  If they hear something on the radio, they believe it.

Pretty much true to some extent.

Your post reminded me of this qoute from the article:

"We are truly taken back by how out of context this has been taken. We could not have foreseen this happening."


That is total BS. How could they NOT foresee this happening to some small degree or another.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:32 PM

Aliens wouldn't let a radio station know they were coming. We- I mean, /they/ are smarter than that. Seriously though, how would on station know this and it not be on the news! I'd believe the news before a radio station.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:58 PM

It's obviously a school for the mentally challenged.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

Is that close to GreenBow???


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:21 PM

Ok, I give up, the nation's populace is mentally regressing. Soon we'll be back to caves and square wheels.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

View PostMichelle, on 05 September 2013 - 03:30 PM, said:

I have to wonder, after all these years, how many people have ever even heard of that infamous broadcast.

Just goes to show if it is on TV, radio or the internet it must be true.
Unfortunate, but true.  The gullibility of many people, no matter what their age is, shows no end.

Edited by paperdyer, 05 September 2013 - 07:54 PM.





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