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Offline dutch508

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how about we send the military to LA?
« on: October 11, 2021, 03:28:29 PM »
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how about we send the military to LA?... and Huntington Beach, California and unload those backed-up container ships?

And bring in some big trucks to ship the goods across country? or planes.

We're not at war anymore. Are we? Military needs to do something constructive.

The labor unions might howl, but where are the union workers?

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Eliot Rosewater (27,492 posts)

1. I like it as long as the reason they are backed up isnt a strike, which it isnt, I assume

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Star Member 7wo7rees (4,511 posts)

7. Shortages, Covid. exhaustion, stress, injuries

Only starting now to consider round the clock operations, but probably not enough trained workers.
I think bringing in military to help is an excellent idea!

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8. Out sick w. Covid; dead from covid;

don’t want the catch covid.

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10. They are backed up because there is not enough working dock space.

Along with the required qualified equipment operators.
Once the pandemic slowed down port operations, those union workers either took early retirement or went to work other jobs when they got laid off due to Covid shipping curtailment.

Being a dockworker or crane operator is hard, dangerous work.
And it's difficult to "just rehire" qualified personnel once half of them have been gone for a year or so.

The issue is not just Port of LA and Long Beach, the issue is also with other West Coast ports where they closed down and are still trying to ramp back up to normal, they also don't have open dock space and enough workers, so they sent them down to LA, which had managed to remain somewhat open during the slowdown.

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3. does the military have extra shipping cranes?

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15. our navy has massive logistics capabilities and the ships for it

but we have huge bases too. I wonder if the huge naval base in San Diego could be used as a temporary additional cargo port? The navy operates its own container ships. The navy's Shughart class cargo / logistics ships are 900 feet, 55k tons - pretty close to the size of a panamax size container ship.

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11. All those military guys just laying around the barracks

Getting fat off the government teat with nothing to do...

First problem- do you know how to offload a container ship? Guess what- most of them don't either.

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12. I'm sure some training would be in order

... but they have experience in shipping all sorts of stuff overseas: planes, trucks, food, barracks, all sorts of logistics. And driving a truck is not all that hard.

it could be done

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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2021, 03:34:11 PM »
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how about we send the military to LA?... and Huntington Beach, California and unload those backed-up container ships?

And bring in some big trucks to ship the goods across country? or planes.

We're not at war anymore. Are we? Military needs to do something constructive.

The labor unions might howl, but where are the union workers?

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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2021, 03:55:40 PM »
It's not a labor issue. It's management.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2021, 06:32:18 PM by SSG Snuggle Bunny »
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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2021, 04:44:07 PM »
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12. I'm sure some training would be in order

... but they have experience in shipping all sorts of stuff overseas: planes, trucks, food, barracks, all sorts of logistics. And driving a truck is not all that hard.

it could be done

This! This right here is exactly what a tone deaf limousine liberal is." Driving a truck is very hard. It is actually a skill that takes months to learn and years to master.  You should never lose that fear of the truck, the load, the road, the weather or other drivers. It's a highly dangerous job that can turn bad in the blink of an eye.
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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2021, 04:52:57 PM »
This! This right here is exactly what a tone deaf limousine liberal is." Driving a truck is very hard. It is actually a skill that takes months to learn and years to master.  You should never lose that fear of the truck, the load, the road, the weather or other drivers. It's a highly dangerous job that can turn bad in the blink of an eye.

I assume they still do drug testing on truckers?  DUmmies need not apply.
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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2021, 05:08:46 PM »
I assume they still do drug testing on truckers?  DUmmies need not apply.
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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2021, 05:20:52 PM »
This! This right here is exactly what a tone deaf limousine liberal is." Driving a truck is very hard. It is actually a skill that takes months to learn and years to master.  You should never lose that fear of the truck, the load, the road, the weather or other drivers. It's a highly dangerous job that can turn bad in the blink of an eye.


     Who was that DUmmy who was always on about losing 100 pounds and was training to be a trucker before he quit? I forget. Memorable dude.
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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2021, 05:26:11 PM »
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15. our navy has massive logistics capabilities and the ships for it

but we have huge bases too. I wonder if the huge naval base in San Diego could be used as a temporary additional cargo port? The navy operates its own container ships. The navy's Shughart class cargo / logistics ships are 900 feet, 55k tons - pretty close to the size of a panamax size container ship.

Once again the DUmbasses prove just how stupid they are when it comes to anything these days. The Shughart class of cargo ships and container ships waiting to be offloaded have nothing in common with the way their respective cargos are handled. The Shughart is a Roll On, Roll Off (RO-RO) while a container ship uses huge cranes, of which there are none in San Diego IIRC, to load and unload containers.
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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2021, 05:57:22 PM »
Aren't all the National Guard people already working in the hospitals replacing the people who got fired for not taking the jab?

They can work the docks and drive all the trucks and fly all the planes.  We're going to need a draft.
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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2021, 06:09:36 PM »

     Who was that DUmmy who was always on about losing 100 pounds and was training to be a trucker before he quit? I forget. Memorable dude.

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Re: how about we send the military to LA?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2021, 06:10:19 PM »
Reading DUmmies talk about businesses and the economy reminds me of hearing a 5 year old talk about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.
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