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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gggGary, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    It's that "L" word that everybody's afraid of...LOGIC. Seems to be a lot of it missing these days
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    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.
     
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  3. David Toll

    David Toll Reliving my youth?

    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!
     
  4. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    Depends on if the finger is done literally............would be worse than a handshake for some :redface:
     
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  5. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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  6. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I write replies to some of these posts and then delete them to keep the peace. This thread is supposed to avoid politics...
     
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    Grimly XS650 Addict

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  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I’ll take this one David - thanks,

    Pete.
     
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  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That’s a good practice Jim - Post #738 has been edited with my apologies for the intemperate remarks.

    Pete
     
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  10. David Toll

    David Toll Reliving my youth?

    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.
     
  11. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2020
  12. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    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.
     
  13. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    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.

    mumble mumble mumble delete.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
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  15. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    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.
     
  16. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    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.
     
  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Jim what'da think about the Roosevelt?
     
  18. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Fauci: Tell us to stomp on the brake, NOT the accelerator.
     
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  19. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    The military presence has to have clearly defined objectives.
     
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  20. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    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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