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(AP News)   What exactly is the US military's role during the pandemic? You know, besides digging huge holes and plowing under the dead   (apnews.com) divider line
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2020-03-17 11:10:15 AM  
Wait for it.
Country Joe McDonald Hold on it's coming
Youtube 4XynqSMiSrQ
 
2020-03-17 11:27:20 AM  
Shooting the poors, browns and blacks under the guise of "keeping order"?
 
2020-03-17 12:48:58 PM  
Take yer guns!
 
2020-03-17 12:49:30 PM  
Don't they have a bunch of tents and MRE's? Fill a truck up and I'll go to a field in West Virginia and wait it out.
 
2020-03-17 12:49:46 PM  
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Murica in june
 
2020-03-17 12:49:56 PM  
"Hello, I need to pick up some medicine, so can I just pass through this che..."
"OPEN FIRE!"
 
2020-03-17 12:50:14 PM  

lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june


We're gonna have snow in June?
 
2020-03-17 12:50:31 PM  
The Army Corps of Engineers should have already been deployed to building field hospitals in the hardest hit areas and near major metro centers a week ago. An overreaction there is EXACTLY what we should have been doing.
 
2020-03-17 12:50:53 PM  
They have to be forced to house civilians.

There isn't anything in the Constitution that prevents that!
 
2020-03-17 12:50:54 PM  
Enforcing triage, which everyone seems to be afraid to come out and say is going to be needed.
 
2020-03-17 12:51:14 PM  
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/old, checks out
//... I MEANT THE MEME
 
2020-03-17 12:51:26 PM  

MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?


That is phosphorous. To help it burn.
 
2020-03-17 12:52:04 PM  
Jade Helm! Jade Helm! Jade Helm! Jade Helm!
 
2020-03-17 12:52:43 PM  
The US Military should be working with FEMA to ensure all Americans are tested for the virus.
 
2020-03-17 12:53:23 PM  

MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?


Yeah cause of all the dead bodies burned which created a small ice age
 
2020-03-17 12:53:28 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?

That is phosphorous. To help it burn.


It's lime to aid decay and keep the stench down.

Later they'll build an apartment complex on it and open a polling office.  Dead gotta vote too!
 
2020-03-17 12:53:54 PM  
Fema Camps are being built.
In the desert.
They already have thousands of Mexican housekeepers out there.
Way ahead of the curve, people.

Study it out.
 
2020-03-17 12:54:24 PM  

nucular_option: We Ate the Necco Wafers: MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?

That is phosphorous. To help it burn.

It's lime to aid decay and keep the stench down.

Later they'll build an apartment complex on it and open a polling office.  Dead gotta vote too!


What's wrong with the dead voting? My ghost girlfriend has a right to vote too.
 
2020-03-17 12:54:28 PM  
Oh God, here we go.

If the dang ol' gubmint' decides to take peoples guns and put them in "quarantine" camps the rednecks will go without a fight. They are all talk.
 
2020-03-17 12:55:14 PM  
I mean, digging holes is going to be pretty useful.
 
2020-03-17 12:55:28 PM  
 
2020-03-17 12:56:08 PM  

MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?


THE WORLD IS ON FIRE!
 
2020-03-17 12:57:27 PM  
What exactly is the US military's role during the pandemic?

Isn't it obvious?

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This is the new conspiracy theory that idiots are spreading on FB
 
2020-03-17 12:58:32 PM  
Military faces limitations

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2020-03-17 12:58:48 PM  
Shooting looters on site, and to offer assistance to scavengers.
 
2020-03-17 1:00:08 PM  

HairBolus: AngryDragon: Take yer guns!

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-​allegheny/as-applications-jump-alleghe​ny-county-sheriff-closes-gun-permit-of​fice-amid-coronavirus-concerns/
Gun and ammunition sales soar; permits issued more than double in Western Pa.


Fools. They should have been at the Wine and Spirit Shops.
 
2020-03-17 1:01:43 PM  
Pretty sure I don't want to know what Trump is going to use the military for during this fustercluck.
 
2020-03-17 1:03:41 PM  

MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?


No, extreme gardening
 
2020-03-17 1:03:57 PM  

HairBolus: AngryDragon: Take yer guns!

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-​allegheny/as-applications-jump-alleghe​ny-county-sheriff-closes-gun-permit-of​fice-amid-coronavirus-concerns/
Gun and ammunition sales soar; permits issued more than double in Western Pa.


Then they announced the liquor stores would close and there was a run there.
 
2020-03-17 1:05:13 PM  
Russ1642:

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Quick & dirty
 
2020-03-17 1:08:04 PM  

etoof: MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?

No, extreme gardening


Eh we could make a new reality tv show.... who can burry the bodies of his grandparents the fastest without a shovel?

/sick i know
 
2020-03-17 1:10:06 PM  

xalres: Pretty sure I don't want to know what Trump is going to use the military for during this fustercluck.


Prevent voter fraud, AKA "Voting for a Democrat".

MattytheMouse: What's wrong with the dead voting? My ghost girlfriend has a right to vote too.


Isn't she from Canada?
 
2020-03-17 1:10:44 PM  
I'd hope they'd start building huge temporary field hospitals like they did in China

/No, let wait and just hope it'll all go away
 
2020-03-17 1:10:46 PM  

lolmao500: who can burry the bodies of his grandparents the fastest without a shovel?


I win. Mine are already buried.
 
2020-03-17 1:15:44 PM  
One of my old NG medical units is on notice for deployment (be ready to come in within 24 hours). They are a field hospital and ambulance company.

Other than that stuff is pretty normal minus people like this showing up to regularly scheduled training and yelling at soldiers for setting up a communication site.

(The tank mentioned is a static display that has sat outside the base for the last 20 years)

NSFW Language (not sure if that applies for people working from home)

Man confronts Military outside of Las Vegas
Youtube 0-84P2qtQxk
 
2020-03-17 1:16:18 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I'd hope they'd start building huge temporary field hospitals like they did in China


That is what Cuomo proposed yesterday. It's a good idea.

I believe state/commonwealth governments can mobilize their local Guard and Reserve units for such purposes, but those groups probably won't have the labor and materiel that the Army Corps of Engineers can bring.
 
2020-03-17 1:23:08 PM  
Nuking the planet from orbit.
 
2020-03-17 1:24:40 PM  

lolmao500: etoof: MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?

No, extreme gardening

Eh we could make a new reality tv show.... who can burry the bodies of his grandparents the fastest without a shovel?

/sick i know


I win!  Five in the ground already.

/no, not a typo
 
2020-03-17 1:25:46 PM  

PunGent: lolmao500: etoof: MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?

No, extreme gardening

Eh we could make a new reality tv show.... who can burry the bodies of his grandparents the fastest without a shovel?

/sick i know

I win!  Five in the ground already.

/no, not a typo


Are you from a "Sister Wives" family?
 
2020-03-17 1:27:00 PM  

jayphat: The Army Corps of Engineers should have already been deployed to building field hospitals in the hardest hit areas and near major metro centers a week ago. An overreaction there is EXACTLY what we should have been doing.


Well, at least working to take hotels and converting them into medical facilities.
 
2020-03-17 1:27:30 PM  

This text is now purple: lolmao500: who can burry the bodies of his grandparents the fastest without a shovel?

I win. Mine are already buried.


Does it count if you just have to scatter the ashes?
 
2020-03-17 1:28:05 PM  

etoof: PunGent: lolmao500: etoof: MattytheMouse: lolmao500: [Fark user image image 850x454]

Murica in june

We're gonna have snow in June?

No, extreme gardening

Eh we could make a new reality tv show.... who can burry the bodies of his grandparents the fastest without a shovel?

/sick i know

I win!  Five in the ground already.

/no, not a typo

Are you from a "Sister Wives" family?


Mormons: doing open marriages/polyamory before it was cool.
 
2020-03-17 1:32:07 PM  

etoof: What exactly is the US military's role during the pandemic?

Isn't it obvious?

[Fark user image 719x719]

This is the new conspiracy theory that idiots are spreading on FB


That's an obvious photoshop. There is no way that that big red circle is real.

/but seriously, it's nice of them to prominently label their conspiracy
 
2020-03-17 1:33:12 PM  

Kit Fister: This text is now purple: lolmao500: who can burry the bodies of his grandparents the fastest without a shovel?

I win. Mine are already buried.

Does it count if you just have to scatter the ashes?


No.
 
2020-03-17 1:35:54 PM  

This text is now purple: Kit Fister: This text is now purple: lolmao500: who can burry the bodies of his grandparents the fastest without a shovel?

I win. Mine are already buried.

Does it count if you just have to scatter the ashes?

No.


Drop the whole urn into the water. It will sink to the bottom in no time flat.
 
2020-03-17 1:40:45 PM  
They knew all along. They. knew.
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2020-03-17 1:50:59 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Vlad_the_Inaner: I'd hope they'd start building huge temporary field hospitals like they did in China

That is what Cuomo proposed yesterday. It's a good idea.

I believe state/commonwealth governments can mobilize their local Guard and Reserve units for such purposes, but those groups probably won't have the labor and materiel that the Army Corps of Engineers can bring.


1. You don't know where you should put them yet. They take time and resources to set up, you can't just set it up and go, "lets go build one somewhere else and forget about this one now" and expect it to be ready to go when you get back.

2. We have plenty of places to stick people that aren't hospital environments already. Schools, convention centers, etc. Sure, not ideal, but also better than hastily constructed facilities.

3. Your biggest problem is making them into a hospital, meaning, having the right equipment and people there. That is where the ultimate shortage will be if you have a big spike. Again, we don't know what those are yet.

So what SHOULD be being done? Well, i'd say that you should be determining what those overflow places may be and are best suited to be, and then have plans ready to convert them if you need them. Then the military can serve as the logistics arm to get the things and people you need in them rapidly from areas where they aren't needed as urgently, to where they are needed, and be positioned in a way where they can rapidly move stuff around. Planes and pilots won't be in short supply for a while, so maybe you look at what you need to do to take what is available in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and get it prepped to do so.
 
2020-03-17 1:54:18 PM  

snoopy2zero: One of my old NG medical units is on notice for deployment (be ready to come in within 24 hours). They are a field hospital and ambulance company.


Wouldn't though there be an argument that activating those people would be a disruption in itself, since i imagine many people who did military time in the medical field would have civilian jobs related to it?

Obviously there is logistics and what have you that is valuable, but if i activate a doctor or nurse who is in the guard\reserve, i'm now pulling them away from their current practice, where they are probably more  valuable.
 
2020-03-17 2:02:15 PM  

etoof: What exactly is the US military's role during the pandemic?

Isn't it obvious?

[Fark user image 719x719]

This is the new conspiracy theory that idiots are spreading on FB


My Trumpster neighbor refused to alter his daily routine.  According to him this is nothing more than the ordinary flu, and it's being used by the 'radical left' as an excuse to overthrow the Trump presidency and the Republican party.   I suspect there are 10s of millions who absolutely believe some variation of this 'logic'.
 
2020-03-17 2:03:10 PM  
Where the sick people at already
 
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