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2020-04-22 8:01:19 PM  
So it was all just a photo op?
 
2020-04-22 8:04:24 PM  
Another failed Trump hotel.
 
2020-04-22 8:14:54 PM  
Trump in a flight suit would look like 350 lbs of large curd cottage cheese stuffed into a gunny sack.
 
2020-04-22 8:16:38 PM  
How about a tan suit and a Mission Accomplished banner?
 
2020-04-22 8:42:11 PM  

skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?


Or it was a resource put there to handle a projected case load higher than what the city actually had to deal with. That isn't a bad thing.
 
2020-04-22 8:42:14 PM  

skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?


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Vultures circling
One hell of a photo
 
2020-04-22 8:49:44 PM  

Ivo Shandor: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

Or it was a resource put there to handle a projected case load higher than what the city actually had to deal with. That isn't a bad thing.


That's what I was wondering, too.

I can't stand the guy, but when that walking, sniffing, lying shiat-stain of a broken clock accidentally does the right thing, I'm not going to bash him for it because it turned out to be unnecessary. There are too many other things worth bashing him for.

/ like forcing me to end a sentence with a preposition!
 
2020-04-22 9:07:44 PM  

Ivo Shandor: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

Or it was a resource put there to handle a projected case load higher than what the city actually had to deal with. That isn't a bad thing.


Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Sending it was the right call.

Then again, we've got Trump claiming vindication because not every ventilator was used to capacity like a farking idiot.
 
2020-04-22 9:48:03 PM  

Ivo Shandor: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

Or it was a resource put there to handle a projected case load higher than what the city actually had to deal with. That isn't a bad thing.


I thought it was supposed to be a safe haven to transfer non-COVID patients from hospitals to free up hospital beds and avoid non-COVID patients from getting infected...and then it was promptly contaminated when COVID patients were sent there, rendering the whole plan moot.
 
2020-04-22 10:00:13 PM  
Found him in his flight suit.

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2020-04-22 10:05:49 PM  

NeoCortex42: Ivo Shandor: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

Or it was a resource put there to handle a projected case load higher than what the city actually had to deal with. That isn't a bad thing.

Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Sending it was the right call.

Then again, we've got Trump claiming vindication because not every ventilator was used to capacity like a farking idiot.


It wasn't his call, he just took credit.
 
2020-04-22 11:02:30 PM  
I for one am glad that it did not need to be used as planned, sometimes it's nice to have insurance. Now it has to get retro-fitted with wheels in Norfolk to get it to Kansas.
 
2020-04-22 11:03:59 PM  

cretinbob: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

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Vultures circling
One hell of a photo


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2020-04-22 11:06:16 PM  

Sabreace22: I for one am glad that it did not need to be used as planned, sometimes it's nice to have insurance. Now it has to get retro-fitted with wheels in Norfolk to get it to Kansas.


But it really could have just...you know...what about all the people in NYC who don't have health insurance but need some kind of easy procedure? Get a pre-melanoma mole removed, or a melanoma removed, or who knows what else. Tonsils removed. Boil lanced. Acne treatment. Anything.
 
2020-04-22 11:06:53 PM  

Sgt Otter: Ivo Shandor: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

Or it was a resource put there to handle a projected case load higher than what the city actually had to deal with. That isn't a bad thing.

I thought it was supposed to be a safe haven to transfer non-COVID patients from hospitals to free up hospital beds and avoid non-COVID patients from getting infected...and then it was promptly contaminated when COVID patients were sent there, rendering the whole plan moot.


And the non-COVID patients barely went to the ERs, only when they went critical. Or died at home:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health​/​patients-with-heart-attacks-strokes-an​d-even-appendicitis-vanish-from-hospit​als/2020/04/19/9ca3ef24-7eb4-11ea-9040​-68981f488eed_story.html
 
2020-04-22 11:08:52 PM  

Sabreace22: I for one am glad that it did not need to be used as planned, sometimes it's nice to have insurance. Now it has to get retro-fitted with wheels in Norfolk to get it to Kansas.


Legs.

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2020-04-22 11:18:32 PM  
Better it was there AND NOT NEEDED than needed AND NOT THERE.
 
2020-04-22 11:18:33 PM  
The Air Force and Navy don't make 5XL flight suits.
 
2020-04-22 11:21:10 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: Sgt Otter: Ivo Shandor: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

Or it was a resource put there to handle a projected case load higher than what the city actually had to deal with. That isn't a bad thing.

I thought it was supposed to be a safe haven to transfer non-COVID patients from hospitals to free up hospital beds and avoid non-COVID patients from getting infected...and then it was promptly contaminated when COVID patients were sent there, rendering the whole plan moot.

And the non-COVID patients barely went to the ERs, only when they went critical. Or died at home:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/​patients-with-heart-attacks-strokes-an​d-even-appendicitis-vanish-from-hospit​als/2020/04/19/9ca3ef24-7eb4-11ea-9040​-68981f488eed_story.html


yup. Reasons the hospital censuses are abysmal nationwide and hospitals are thinking personnel cuts.

Elective surgeries are down, and no one wants to go to the ER until it is too late...
 
2020-04-22 11:21:38 PM  

cretinbob: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

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Vultures circling
One hell of a photo


It got me to google Allianz.  " Allianz SE is a European multinational financial services company headquartered in Munich, Germany. Its core businesses are insurance and asset management."

We should bill them.
 
2020-04-22 11:24:54 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: Sgt Otter: Ivo Shandor: skyotter: So it was all just a photo op?

Or it was a resource put there to handle a projected case load higher than what the city actually had to deal with. That isn't a bad thing.

I thought it was supposed to be a safe haven to transfer non-COVID patients from hospitals to free up hospital beds and avoid non-COVID patients from getting infected...and then it was promptly contaminated when COVID patients were sent there, rendering the whole plan moot.

And the non-COVID patients barely went to the ERs, only when they went critical. Or died at home:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/​patients-with-heart-attacks-strokes-an​d-even-appendicitis-vanish-from-hospit​als/2020/04/19/9ca3ef24-7eb4-11ea-9040​-68981f488eed_story.html


That's how the hospitals like it and how Trump likes it. Fewer deaths at their place, so they don't have to write them up like that.
 
2020-04-22 11:26:49 PM  
They had to make Rachel Maddow look like an idiot again.

Remember when she said there was no way it could be there by a certain date and it was there?

Plus she had people like my father in law convicted not only was trump going down for Russia so was Pence.

I've taken her reporting with a huge grain of salt for the past year.

She's not the left version of Hannity etal.  She's trying to do a good job, she just gets ahead of herself and the reality of the politics of the situation.
 
2020-04-22 11:32:10 PM  

JolobinSmokin: They had to make Rachel Maddow look like an idiot again.


Yeah, she didn't even have a boat, just a little man in a canoe.
 
2020-04-22 11:34:24 PM  

JolobinSmokin: They had to make Rachel Maddow look like an idiot again.


Not much of a challenge.
 
2020-04-22 11:36:56 PM  
Don't think this was Trump's fault. Something got screwed up with the ships plan, but not sure we can lay this one on Trump.
 
2020-04-22 11:40:12 PM  

Sabreace22: I for one am glad that it did not need to be used as planned, sometimes it's nice to have insurance. Now it has to get retro-fitted with wheels in Norfolk to get it to Kansas.


The wild blue yonder folks have got yer back

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2020-04-22 11:40:30 PM  
As a NY'er this is a good thing.

I'm actually glad it was there to help if needed.  Gladder that it wasn't needed.
 
2020-04-22 11:46:12 PM  

JolobinSmokin: They had to make Rachel Maddow look like an idiot again.

Remember when she said there was no way it could be there by a certain date and it was there?

Plus she had people like my father in law convicted not only was trump going down for Russia so was Pence.

I've taken her reporting with a huge grain of salt for the past year.

She's not the left version of Hannity etal.  She's trying to do a good job, she just gets ahead of herself and the reality of the politics of the situation.


I was a fan, but frankly- I stopped bothering to watch when she hyped the hell out of dumpys tax return, and focused so much on Flint, but avoided Standing Rock or the fact the the Navajo Nation had most of its water poisoned, for decades, but it had gotten worse.
I actually avoided her network over that, and I still do.
She is damn smart, but she really needs to gtfo her network and try and re-establish her credibility if she wants to be considered a journalist and not just a news reading smart person.
Imho.
 
2020-04-22 11:50:50 PM  
Meh. It was there as backup, and fortunately it wasn't needed. That sounds like good news to me.
 
2020-04-22 11:56:34 PM  

Sabreace22: I for one am glad that it did not need to be used as planned, sometimes it's nice to have insurance. Now it has to get retro-fitted with wheels in Norfolk to get it to Kansas.


Silly. They will just take it apart so the sailors each carry some parts in their rucksack. Then they rebuild it when they get to Kansas.
 
2020-04-23 12:01:00 AM  

Sgt Otter: I thought it was supposed to be a safe haven to transfer non-COVID patients from hospitals to free up hospital beds and avoid non-COVID patients from getting infected...and then it was promptly contaminated when COVID patients were sent there, rendering the whole plan moot.


The crew showed up with COVID-19: https://abcnews.go.com/Poli​tics/crewme​mber-navy-hospital-ship-comfort-tests-​positive-coronavirus/story?id=70012654​

The logistics of this ship taking patients was a total shiat show. The idea was that it would be a hospital to alleviate pressure on local hospitals by taking non-COVID cases. Example: Someone needs a gall bladder or appendix removed right now, so we send them to the USNS Comfort to get that done because it's a fairly routine surgery that they can do to leave a regular hospital staff freed up to treat COVID patients.

Except the ship wouldn't take COVID patients. What does that mean? It means any patients sent there had to be people who tested negative for COVID. OK, except the people without COVID symptoms weren't being tested, so you can't get a negative test result back to provide the clearance to get them to the ship for treatment.

Then, for legitimate trauma patients, guidelines meant you couldn't send an ambulance straight to the ship to drop them off. Auto accident, stabbing, or gunshot? You'd have to take the patient to a regular hospital first for stabilization, do a coronavirus test if you could get results quick enough, and then take them to the ship if they tested negative. At that point anyone with trauma needing treatment RIGHT FARKING NOW would be wheeled into an operating room at a real hospital and the doctors would be saying fark the USNS Comfort, this patient need surgery now.
 
2020-04-23 12:01:33 AM  
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2020-04-23 12:16:14 AM  
Wait.  Isn't New York using like 40,000 ventilators right now?
 
2020-04-23 12:21:16 AM  
The headline only gives the officially reported total. The actual total is much higher, because the USNS Comfort has been used to treat the children kept captive as sex slaves and a source of adrenochrome underneath the tunnels of Central Park, recently rescued under Trump's direction by a military force. Many of these children remain in intensive care and suffer from extreme deformities and malnutrition as they were essentially bred and raised underground to be used in Satanic rituals. Anyone who has been paying attention would know that this was confirmed by a Soundcloud file uploaded by someone who claimed to be the boyfriend of the nurse whose friend reported on it.

This is what #Qanon followers actually believe.
 
2020-04-23 12:31:15 AM  

thorpe: JolobinSmokin: They had to make Rachel Maddow look like an idiot again.

Yeah, she didn't even have a boat, just a little man in a canoe.


I laughed pretty hard at this.

Thank you!
 
2020-04-23 12:41:55 AM  
I watched an old movie trailer today and I realized that yet another movie made a prediction of the future that is probably going to come true.

Soylent Green is set in NYC
It's set in 2022
 
2020-04-23 12:53:30 AM  
Probably a smart move -- they'll likely need it down in Atlanta here in a couple weeks...
 
2020-04-23 1:17:32 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Wait.  Isn't New York using like 40,000 ventilators right now?


There is no objective truth anymore and you should be thankful for Trump for that.
 
2020-04-23 1:18:44 AM  
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I posted this 3 weeks ago. Ahead of the curve for once.
 
2020-04-23 1:36:33 AM  

Sandelaphon: Sabreace22: I for one am glad that it did not need to be used as planned, sometimes it's nice to have insurance. Now it has to get retro-fitted with wheels in Norfolk to get it to Kansas.

Legs.

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You win, Commander.
 
2020-04-23 1:43:31 AM  
500 beds. 179 patients treated. I'm not a Navy man but I feel like that was a lost mission
 
2020-04-23 2:00:46 AM  
I'm eating a late dinner, and I really don't want to contemplate Trump's ass-missions right now.

/or ever
//oblig xkcd distributive hypenation
 
2020-04-23 2:01:36 AM  
///or hyphenation, even
 
2020-04-23 2:25:49 AM  

TorpedoOrca: 500 beds. 179 patients treated. I'm not a Navy man but I feel like that was a lost mission


The mission was to be available.
 
2020-04-23 3:20:59 AM  

mrmopar5287: Except the ship wouldn't take COVID patients. What does that mean? It means any patients sent there had to be people who tested negative for COVID. OK, except the people without COVID symptoms weren't being tested, so you can't get a negative test result back to provide the clearance to get them to the ship for treatment.



We thoguht the neo-nazis would follow something with "kampf" in the title but nope, they follow this:


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(I mean... I am assuming the rules came from neo-nazis like Azar or Birx, not the Navy)
 
2020-04-23 6:10:04 AM  
Oh god, I called this in a reddit thread last week.

As soon as Cuomo took Trump to the woodshed on Twitter, I said "oh god, he's going to pull Comfort out of port, because he's CinC of the navy and he can do that"

Watch it dock in Miami next.
 
2020-04-23 6:25:20 AM  

markie_farkie: Found him in his flight suit.

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That's his son.
 
2020-04-23 6:37:22 AM  
Like everything military in America, a collosal waste of money.

Suck it police and military, your elite status as deserving extra respect has been revoked. Now we get to offer our false platitudes to healthcare, delivery and grocery workers.

Firefighters, you're still cool.
 
2020-04-23 7:38:59 AM  
This is a far better scenario than the one I predicted.  Get it out of there before it becomes a cruise line level incubator and kills the entire medical staff on board and overwhelms the real hospitals treating Covid 19 patients.

Politics aside, it's next posting should be at a military dock, where it won't be used until quick testing becomes available.
 
2020-04-23 7:56:54 AM  

Dimensio: The headline only gives the officially reported total. The actual total is much higher, because the USNS Comfort has been used to treat the children kept captive as sex slaves and a source of adrenochrome underneath the tunnels of Central Park, recently rescued under Trump's direction by a military force. Many of these children remain in intensive care and suffer from extreme deformities and malnutrition as they were essentially bred and raised underground to be used in Satanic rituals. Anyone who has been paying attention would know that this was confirmed by a Soundcloud file uploaded by someone who claimed to be the boyfriend of the nurse whose friend reported on it.

This is what #Qanon followers actually believe.


Yes, they do.
 
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