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Offline zeitgeist

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Kpete Kaput Takes Two Down the Stack
« on: September 27, 2017, 02:36:38 PM »

It appears the "Trump's Katrina Narrative" is in full swing at the DUmp

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Clinton pressed Trump to deploy hospital ship Comfort to Puerto Rico. Now its on the way.

As the devastation from Hurricane Maria became more apparent Sunday, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton implored President Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to help the people of Puerto Rico. Send the Navy, she tweeted, especially the hospital ship USNS Comfort

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President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens. https://twitter.com/samynemir/status/911401368983924736
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Two days later, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long announced that the Navy will soon do exactly that. The decision, disclosed in front of the White House on Tuesday afternoon, was later confirmed by the Navy. It comes after days of critics saying that the U.S. government isn’t doing enough to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory of nearly 3.5 million people that faces months without electricity and a long rebuilding process.

Navy Cmdr. Mike Kafka, a service spokesman, said that the ship will leave within the next four days, and it will take up to five additional days to reach Puerto Rico. He called the move a “prudent decision in light of current conditions on ground.”



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Clinton pressed Trump to deploy hospital ship Comfort to Puerto Rico. Now it’s on the way. http://wapo.st/2fx7yMr
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The cry for the USNS Comfort appeared to stand in as a symbol for something broader.
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This is just the first salvo in a number of informative posts which set DUmmy hair ablaze (and probably alert buttons)

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AtheistCrusader (31,464 posts)
20. Comfort isn't going to help much. See post 16.

FEMA was on the ground, and standing by when that hurricane hit, with the resources of the navy behind it.

This isn't about trump folks. Are we so desperate to lambaste Trump we ignore the work that is being done right now, that has been going on since the hurricane made landfall?

Let trump do trump. He hurts himself every time he opens his mouth.


This is the well deck of the Kearsarge. This shit has been going 24x7 since the storm moved on.
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/554086/uss-kearsarge-puerto-rico-relief-efforts

DU was not happy to have a heaping helping of truth but  got it anyway.
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16. There's more to this world than politics folks. The Mercy and Comfort draw 33 feet of water.

The port of San Juan is 34.7 feet deep. If there is so much as a stump on the bottom from that storm, it will run aground. That means it stands offshore, and has a single SMALL helipad and no hangar. It also rolls badly in high seas. It's long overdue for replacement because both ships are oil tankers, not hospital ships. This is leftover repurposed tax-write-off hardware that isn't suited to the task.


Don't be so quick to disparage Trump that you ignore the work that is being done by people actually there.

The Kearsarge is a LHD. That means a helicopter carrier with the ability to launch and retrieve multiple helicopters simultaneously, as well as VTOL aircraft as big as the V-22 Osprey. It also has the big amphibious landing craft in it's bay (LCAC's). It has been in place and working disaster relief in Puerto Rico since day zero.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Kearsarge_%28LHD-3%29

They were saving people in the water DURING the hurricane.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article174535966.html

The search included an HC-130 search plane, a fast response cutter, the USS Kearsage amphibious assault ship and Navy helicopters.


The USNS comfort is a waste of resources until they clear the port and it can tie up. The timing of its arrival is actually in-line with that kind of work. Until then, it represents probably 1/10th or less of the utility of the Kearsarge.


The fact that the Comfort and Mercy's hulls are deeper than normal, and roll in high seas, are reasons 1 & 2 that they need to be replaced. Looks fancy in a white paint job with a big red cross on the side. Still an oil tanker. Nothing about the hospital beds inside changes the fact that the hulls have very little utility in this scenario because you can't get people on and off the ship. Using something like the Kearsarge as a floating airport and then transferring casualties to the Comfort is frankly, dangerous.

Comfort is the wrong tool for the job. Want to actually help people? Send more LHD's.

Send something that can actually help.

The thread is loaded with the usual weak taunts and attempts to paint Trump as Bush light.  You can wander over there and read them at your leisure.  I just shake my head and wonder if some of those people are smart enough to tie their own shoes.

Meanwhile, Kpete has managed to make Clinton (and most of the posters on this thread) look like opportunistic fools.  Good job Kpete, good and trusted servant.  You will be rewarded. 
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Re: Kpete Kaput Takes Two Down the Stack
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 02:49:54 PM »
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AtheistCrusader (31,464 posts)
20. Comfort isn't going to help much. See post 16.

FEMA was on the ground, and standing by when that hurricane hit, with the resources of the navy behind it.

This isn't about trump folks. Are we so desperate to lambaste Trump we ignore the work that is being done right now, that has been going on since the hurricane made landfall?

Let trump do trump. He hurts himself every time he opens his mouth.


This is the well deck of the Kearsarge. This shit has been going 24x7 since the storm moved on.
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/554086/uss-kearsarge-puerto-rico-relief-efforts

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Are we so desperate to lambaste Trump we ignore the work that is being done right now, that has been going on since the hurricane made landfall?

Are you so dense that you have ask? Or a mole spreading truth-droppings?
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Re: Kpete Kaput Takes Two Down the Stack
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 05:05:26 PM »
If they can't find fault their heads will explode! :thatsright:
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