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(Business Insider)   Old & stale: cruise ships harboring coronavirus. New hotness: Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt harboring coronavirus, 5000+ seamen samples to be tested   (businessinsider.com) divider line
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2020-03-26 7:11:32 PM  
5000? Your mom is going to be goddamned hero.
 
2020-03-26 10:17:14 PM  
What's long, hard, and full of Coronavirus?
 
2020-03-26 10:19:55 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: 5000? Your mom is going to be goddamned hero.


While I am sorry I was late to get the mom joke in, I am happy and appreciative I was beaten (heh) by such a quality post
 
2020-03-26 10:19:57 PM  
In the Navy
Yes, you can get COVID-19
 
2020-03-26 10:21:00 PM  
Doesn't national security dictate that we not actually know this is happening?
 
2020-03-26 10:21:11 PM  
Allll righty then

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2020-03-26 10:22:07 PM  
There's gotta be a seamen joke in there somewhere....
 
2020-03-26 10:22:52 PM  
Subby, no giggity tag? Really?
 
2020-03-26 10:24:49 PM  
5000 seaman samples on board?  Should be renamed the USS Sasha Grey
 
2020-03-26 10:25:00 PM  
oh gods I may just puke. How the F*CK did that damn thing get on board?
 
2020-03-26 10:25:14 PM  
5000?  In a row?
 
2020-03-26 10:25:22 PM  
All of the carrier's seamen need to stay on the carrier and sort this out among themselves.  Is Bangkok a port city?  Might be a good place to port in.
 
2020-03-26 10:26:07 PM  
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2020-03-26 10:27:08 PM  
That's a lot of seamen.
 
2020-03-26 10:30:13 PM  
Subbys mom last seen licking her lips, thinking this will be like a Costco free sample.
 
2020-03-26 10:30:18 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: 5000? Your mom is going to be goddamned hero.


Women and seamen don't mix.
 
2020-03-26 10:31:29 PM  
Hopefully a fair amount of them are asymptomatic.
 
2020-03-26 10:35:49 PM  
Done in one
 
2020-03-26 10:41:14 PM  
They gonna turn around or tough it out?
 
2020-03-26 10:41:46 PM  

Kittypie070: oh gods I may just puke. How the F*CK did that damn thing get on board?


I believe it had a port call just before the brown stuff entered the airconditioning. So my guess is someone unkowingly picked it up and went back on board none the wiser and hey presto, here we are.
 
2020-03-26 10:46:04 PM  
Who's sampling the seamen and where do I sign up?
 
2020-03-26 10:50:25 PM  
Rum, covid-19, and the lash?
 
2020-03-26 10:50:44 PM  
We were just following federal guidelines...

_Trade Is the Antidote to Conflict_

The South China Sea? Why are its international waters guarded? From what?
China's annexation of surrounding territory is problematic for a nation granting exception to the Monroe Doctrine for reasons only lobbyists are given access. Why did Bezos call his company Amazon? If not for its inter-continental aspiration?

China's annexation is problematic for indigenous populations conflicted by what terms economic development will transform the lives of their children. When I arrived to China in 2014, a series of religiously motivated stabbings (because guns, the mechanism of escalation) were only growing in occurrence.

Vast rural areas of people craving every consumer comfort westerners promote, but by what margins of profit and participation will its people realize through malls and franchisee licenses? What does it mean to be a stake-holder versus an owner? An employee. A regulator?

South Korea to China's north and VietNam to its south were strategic escalations of civil war now enshrined in the Pentagon Papers-- a domino theory yet exposed to be conclusion the trade of western nations could not achieve desired margins of profit if China's vast population diluted western valuation of "disposable" labor.
 
2020-03-26 10:50:47 PM  
We are FU€kED!
 
2020-03-26 10:56:41 PM  
addendum: (because guns, the mechanism of escalation, are absent)
 
2020-03-26 11:00:52 PM  
Dear America, you guys are really hosed now, you soon may not be able to mount a decent armed force and your economic system and health system are heading deep into the abyss.  The only credible weapons you can mount are missiles and you have an Orange shiatGibbon as your President and Commander in Chief.

China knows this and as it recovers it will flex its muscle.  Taiwan is likely farked as is most of the South China Sea.
 
2020-03-26 11:02:08 PM  

John Hopoate: Dear America, you guys are really hosed now, you soon may not be able to mount a decent armed force and your economic system and health system are heading deep into the abyss.  The only credible weapons you can mount are missiles and you have an Orange shiatGibbon as your President and Commander in Chief.

China knows this and as it recovers it will flex its muscle.  Taiwan is likely farked as is most of the South China Sea.


Want to bet?
 
2020-03-26 11:05:19 PM  

johnny_vegas: We Ate the Necco Wafers: 5000? Your mom is going to be goddamned hero.

While I am sorry I was late to get the mom joke in, I am happy and appreciative I was beaten (heh) by such a quality post


If they need more semen samples, Mr Hawks girlfriend is recently able to provide some.

\ wasn't too late for that!
 
2020-03-26 11:06:41 PM  
giggity
 
2020-03-26 11:07:13 PM  

oldfool: We are FU€kED!


Most of us are going to get the virus. All we can do now is spread out the transmission over time so hospitals are less overwhelmed, and every other sector can manage the number of sick workers..
 
2020-03-26 11:13:16 PM  
This makes me sad that I got fired from my seamen testing job. I got caught drinking on the job...
 
2020-03-26 11:17:20 PM  
It's a good thing the USA has more aircraft carriers than the rest of the world combined.

You might need them all. So much for the Peace Dividend. You'll just have to take the tax cuts for the super-rich out of health care and social security, etc., as usual since Nixon's day.
 
2020-03-26 11:18:03 PM  

John Hopoate: Dear America, you guys are really hosed now, you soon may not be able to mount a decent armed force and your economic system and health system are heading deep into the abyss.  The only credible weapons you can mount are missiles and you have an Orange shiatGibbon as your President and Commander in Chief.

China knows this and as it recovers it will flex its muscle.  Taiwan is likely farked as is most of the South China Sea.


Than stfu and have your country spend more on defense to deter the chicoms

Percentage of NZ GDP Spent on Defense

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Way to step up to the plate.....or wicket.....
 
2020-03-26 11:20:26 PM  

johnny_vegas: John Hopoate: Dear America, you guys are really hosed now, you soon may not be able to mount a decent armed force and your economic system and health system are heading deep into the abyss.  The only credible weapons you can mount are missiles and you have an Orange shiatGibbon as your President and Commander in Chief.

China knows this and as it recovers it will flex its muscle.  Taiwan is likely farked as is most of the South China Sea.

Want to bet?


If China thought Taiwan was easy they would have already done it especially with Trump as president.  He's shown he has not loyalty to anyone or any country.  Difficulty is Taiwan has more than yellow umbrellas to protest with. I have no doubt China has war gamed the hell out of it already.
 
2020-03-26 11:26:12 PM  

Kittypie070: oh gods I may just puke. How the F*CK did that damn thing get on board?


By seamen
 
2020-03-26 11:31:07 PM  
With such practices as "hot-bunking" commonplace on-board a US Naval ship, don't be surprised if this number shoots up drastically over the next few weeks.  It is perhaps one of the hardest places to practice any kind of "social distancing" in the world.
 
2020-03-26 11:37:34 PM  

Archie Goodwin: Kittypie070: oh gods I may just puke. How the F*CK did that damn thing get on board?

I believe it had a port call just before the brown stuff entered the airconditioning. So my guess is someone unkowingly picked it up and went back on board none the wiser and hey presto, here we are.


Yep.

Navy officials said they are looking into how the sailors contracted the coronavirus.

The Roosevelt had stopped in Vietnam 15 days ago, but Gilday said earlier this week that when the sailors were allowed off the ship, there were only 16 positive cases of coronavirus in Vietnam that were further north up the coast from where the sailors had docked in Da Nang.
 
2020-03-26 11:47:25 PM  
I've been wondering how this will affect our boomer crews operational readiness.
 
2020-03-27 12:09:23 AM  

Kittypie070: oh gods I may just puke. How the F*CK did that damn thing get on board?


You might be surprised to know that in the US Navy, you are not required to spend your every living moment on ships.  You can even go home at night!

West-Pac cruises are usually departure from San Diego, about five days to Pearl Harbor, and then about another five to Guam, or when I was in, Subic Bay.  The timing is just right for some squid to pick up the virus in San Diego, probably at a "pre-deployment" party.
 
2020-03-27 12:10:03 AM  

BlueBox: johnny_vegas: John Hopoate: Dear America, you guys are really hosed now, you soon may not be able to mount a decent armed force and your economic system and health system are heading deep into the abyss.  The only credible weapons you can mount are missiles and you have an Orange shiatGibbon as your President and Commander in Chief.

China knows this and as it recovers it will flex its muscle.  Taiwan is likely farked as is most of the South China Sea.

Want to bet?

If China thought Taiwan was easy they would have already done it especially with Trump as president.  He's shown he has not loyalty to anyone or any country.  Difficulty is Taiwan has more than yellow umbrellas to protest with. I have no doubt China has war gamed the hell out of it already.


Taiwan is much more valuable with its know-how and infrastructure intact than in pieces.
 
2020-03-27 12:10:45 AM  

BlueBox: All of the carrier's seamen need to stay on the carrier and sort this out among themselves.  Is Bangkok a port city?  Might be a good place to port in.


It is, but there are no dock facilities big enough to handle a carrier.  Crew get ferried back and forth on a literal fleet of small motor boats run by crazy Thais.
 
2020-03-27 12:22:21 AM  
Fun fact, my sister's Navy boyfriend's last name is Samples. You can't make this shiat up.
 
2020-03-27 12:28:54 AM  

albertmdh: Fun fact, my sister's Navy boyfriend's last name is Samples. You can't make this shiat up.


Well he was from Cummings,GA so i can't say I'm that surprised.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_​S​amples
 
2020-03-27 12:33:10 AM  
Fitting really. When Teddy Roosevelt returned from Cuba by boat, his Rough Riders were riddled with malaria and yellow fever.
 
2020-03-27 12:37:27 AM  

Kittypie070: oh gods I may just puke. How the F*CK did that damn thing get on board?


They sent the cruise ship passengers to MCAS Miramar.

The Roosevelt is generally stationed in San Diego.

Every Navy ship has some interaction with Marines.

/They even found the Covid at a local military daycare in San Diego.

"
11:23 AM MARCH 25

Navy Child Development Center worker tests positive for COVID-19
By Andrew Dyer
A civilian working at the Naval Air Station North Island Child Development Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a base statement Wednesday.
The employee began feeling ill two weeks ago and has been absent form work since, said Kevin Dixon, a base spokesman. An investigation found no children or employees at the center are symptomatic of the virus and it remains open.
Parents were informed Tuesday by the base commanding officer, Navy Capt. John DePree, in a letter. The employee tested positive on Sunday, the Navy said."


//Get some tasty local San Diego Covid news here
///Crazy shiat.  But a local biotech just got the greenlight for a 30min test so that's nice
 
2020-03-27 12:40:18 AM  

Rent Party: Kittypie070: oh gods I may just puke. How the F*CK did that damn thing get on board?

You might be surprised to know that in the US Navy, you are not required to spend your every living moment on ships.  You can even go home at night!

West-Pac cruises are usually departure from San Diego, about five days to Pearl Harbor, and then about another five to Guam, or when I was in, Subic Bay.  The timing is just right for some squid to pick up the virus in San Diego, probably at a "pre-deployment" party.


They got it from their kids in the daycare.
 
2020-03-27 12:45:27 AM  
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"That's Sea-MAN"

/"Swallow! Come!"
 
2020-03-27 12:46:13 AM  
That is a lot of seamen.  Sounds like a typical mike pence closet gay porn chugging contest.
 
2020-03-27 12:53:40 AM  
Is it true Navy dudes love seamen?
 
2020-03-27 12:56:13 AM  
It's not just a job. It's an adventure. In seamen sampling.
 
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