Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gggGary, Feb 28, 2020.
It's that "L" word that everybody's afraid of...LOGIC. Seems to be a lot of it missing these days
Yeah well.... maybe they should all get out of the way and let the grumpy old master sgt's do what they do best. Generals give orders... it's the Sergeants that get the job done.
A "larrikin" is a person with disregard for convention - a maverick or a boisterous, often badly behaved young man. Take your pick Pete.
Our officials handed out cake and coffee while two thousand odd passengers from the "Ruby Princess" disembarked in Sydney harbour. Sydney now has the highest incidence of Corona virus in the country. Coincidence? God, who knows? I can tell you that most Australians are negative to having cruise ships disembark in their town - even if the passengers are Aussies. I am ashamed to admit it but I think I agree; no I don't; yes I do! Fuck it! I don't know. If we could do what Jim is suggesting, I'd drive a bus to deliver the passengers into care but our leaders aren't even considering those options. I love that poem on the Liberty lady, first time I've read it but how can I appreciate such sentiments in the face of such un-Australian behaviour. These are hard times gentlemen!
Depends on if the finger is done literally............would be worse than a handshake for some
I write replies to some of these posts and then delete them to keep the peace. This thread is supposed to avoid politics...
"Dammit, Herb. You missed him."
I’ll take this one David - thanks,
That’s a good practice Jim - Post #738 has been edited with my apologies for the intemperate remarks.
Good choice Pete and, from my experience of your attitude, appropriate.
Yes, ThatXS650Guy, our wives, religion and politics, forbidden subjects! That's what my old man told me and at times like this, (or any time for that matter), he was probably correct. Apologies if my frustration gets the better of me at times.
Respectfully, The United States Military SHOULD NOT be used in CONUS, Period. That is what the states National Guard is for. Any military intervention should be under control of the Guard/Governor.
Respectfully noted. But that ship has sailed... no pun intended.... to NY and LA. Both hospital ships are crewed by active duty Marine and Navy troops. If we can use them in an emergency like this, I see no reason not to employ our quite large Medivac community also.
The Military's prime directive is to deter attacks from OUTSIDE the country. This is not beyond the realm of possibility, especially if others see it as having been heavily compromised from performing it's primary mission.
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Task Force Katrina in 2005 involved over 400 active duty and reserve aircraft from all branches and about 75,000 active duty troops from all branches. So using active duty military personnel for humanitarian reasons isn't new.
Not a big fan of active duty military being deployed inside our borders. To easy for things to change drastically. With that said sometimes you have to do what has to be done.
Jim what'da think about the Roosevelt?
Fauci: Tell us to stomp on the brake, NOT the accelerator.
The military presence has to have clearly defined objectives.
I think they need to get them off that ship. It's in port. That the didn't have a plan to evacuate that ship when it arrived in port tells you all you need to know about how ill prepared we were for this. There's currently a few cases on the Ronald Reagan too. I suspect it will get just as ugly as the Roosevelt.
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