Be A Lert, for America Needs More Lerts

CBS News reports our national warning system is very, very lame.

It's also optional. Yes, optional, for local or regional alerts. The huge megalithic radiocorp that owns the majority of stations people listen to can decide whether to alert you to volcanic eruptions, flash floods, tornadoes and the like.

Of course, if you're listening to satellite radio, or watching tapes, DVDs or satellite TV, you would not hear it anyway, as Uncle Sam never required the incredibly cheap ability to listen to an alert frequency at all times to be built into TVs and radios... but, it can require that you be nannied with the V-chip.

Sleep tight tonight! Me, I got a All-Hazards alert receiver that's SAME-compliant.