Foreverslow

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About Foreverslow

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    I spent most of my dough on booze, broads, and boats, and the rest I wasted. -- Elmore Leonard

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  1. Foreverslow

    Captain Crozier

    Hey Ace You catch tonight's coronavirus briefing? If not, click right here to see the POTUS being asked why the captain was relieved: https://youtu.be/6y4DzsRCEbk?t=6557 Exactly what I said on Saturday. You folks keep lapping up that bs the papers are printing about those poor sailors. He was not relieved because of thinking about his sailors. He was relieved because he sent confidential information in a non-confidential message to people outside the chain of command. That is bad judgement. To the person who talked about shooting wars, we learned after Pearl Harbor. You do not get a chance to get back into the game if unprepared. Look at the 2 destroyer incidents. They were doing operational maneuvers in support of Japan due to Elvis tossing missiles over their country. How about the USS Cole? Hard as it is to believe, the NY Times does not get a leaked briefing on every secret mission going on in the Armed Services. ex JCS chairman has issues with the removal. Fine. But he also hates Trump so making him look bad is fine. If one goes through the entire video above, Trump had a great line when asked about proposed future spending. He cannot believe we (bush and obama) pissed away 8 trillion dollars and thousands of kids in the middle east over 20 years for a stupid war. That general was the point man saying we should be in the middle east. So please take whatever he says with a grain of salt. And stop inventing numbers to justify your opinions. It was not half the ship. It was 100 sailors that grew to 155 out of 5000. The minute you start lying, the discussion stops because one cannot debate total bull shit. We may yet get to the bottom of this. If the captain wants a trail, he can request one. If so, he will have to answer my question. And you know the JAG is going to swear in other commanders before him who were battling outbreaks but chose not to cc the SF Chronicle. (got rid of duplicate junk at bottom)
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    Captain Crozier

    so now you are disparaging the US Air Force huh? Exactly what branch of what service were you in Mark?
  3. Foreverslow

    dump runs

    not my call Ace. I am just trying to give some of you a heads up. Was at the transfer station last night offloading all the empty cardboard boxes from sporting clays after being RSO on the skeet and trap fields all day
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    dump runs

    Just got a message from our county refuse folks. They are starting limit what they take, along with days you can go. Evidently everyone and his brother is using this down time to knock off their projects list including cleaning the basement/garage which is causing large loads at transfer stations they cannot keep up with. If you are one of those planning on doing the same, suggest you start soon before you have this huge pile of stuff to shitcan and no place to take it..
  5. Foreverslow

    Captain Crozier

    Do what you want boys want. But anyone who gets their military insights from the NY Times and SF Chronicle does not have a fucking clue how the military works.. Fine papers if you want to read about global warming, organic filters for your koi pond or the latest hip hair bun. Those papers are bringing it up to hurt the POTUS as they all have long track records the last 3 years. For Christ's sake, at least read the Navy TImes which is trying to cover this story fairly. Around the world a bunch of kids getting paid minimum wages to protect your sorry asses day and night to allow you to write such tripe. You pull a carrier group unplanned, you have just left a gap in Pacific where we have our highest tensions, and you have endangered all the other carriers groups in the area along with the soldiers and airmen on the North Korean DMZ, Japan etc. You, the NYT, and SF Chronicle have no idea what mission that carrier group may be performing in secret or providing logistics for. As I said, if he had concerns, he had other avenues to express them. Instead he decided to contact the press and that is not in the chain of command. It allows propaganda for our enemies and can even embolden them (think of Elvis in Pyongyang ). Latest count is 155 infected out of 5000 on the Roosevelt and no deaths. that is 3%. You folks can set me to ignore. Obviously my comments around afoul of you parroting MSM propaganda and you have no clue how the military works. Keep calling names via your keyboard and feeling superior due to the sacrifices members of the military like myself have been making for decades. Us adults who have been there know the real score. Bottom Line: I have yet to hear a valid explanation why he wrote to the SF Chronicle instead of exercising other levels of the chain of command. Being in fear is not valid in that job.
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    Captain Crozier

    Knew some of you would lose it. Bet most of you never served. This is the flu. Yes it can spread, but you have 100 cases out of 5,000 young sailors who should not have respiratory or diabetes to worry about. Some may get that flu. Just like every year. The Navy knows how to deal with such things. Better than the poor SOBs in Iraq where the Iranians have already blown them up with missiles in the prior weeks. No stories to the press. They stand their watch. Or your grand dads taking hills in Guadalcanal or IMO Jima. Wave after wave of soldiers cut down. Then they call your number and you move out and do your job. Heck, I bet most of you never even had to put your entire career on the line knowing you may lose the house you spent 15 years saving for, lose all your savings, with a good chance of losing your family too. Still monkey dust compared to following orders when in harms way. His job is operational readiness and an aircraft carrier is as operational as it gets. As I said, he could have protested to a variety of people in the chain of command, but NOT THE PRESS. He could have quietly gone to Guam and told everyone affected to get off and take the heat. Who else should be able to call the press fi they feel things are not right? The XO? The lead doctor? Some E2 slinging hash in the mess hall? Slippery slope folks.. This smells like a John Kerry moment, but I will give him a pass due to his achievements and we shall see in 2 years. If he quietly retires with his pension, then he is a heck of an officer who made an honest mistake in how he approached the problem. If he runs for office, he is a low life like John Kerry gaming the system to make himself look good for an upcoming political career. TIme will tell...
  7. Foreverslow

    Captain Crozier

    I know I will get a lot of grief, but to me he fucked up smooth.. If he wanted to carbon copy the house/senate intell committees, the POTUS , or Sec of Navy/defense that is fine. Plenty of places to loge his protest to before letting our enemies know. Lord knows there are enough anti-military congress critters in his home state who could have made inquiries in record time. but you just do not broadcast your ship is not operational to all our enemies. Especially with his task force so close to China.. Pentagon has been keeping an extra vigilant eye on China for several years. This action is as stupid as some media pinheads at the coronavirus briefings constantly asking for the operational impact at various military bases. You do not want our enemies to know where we have gaps. At his rank, he should have known better. Hence them coming down like a pallet of bricks on him. This is not your college sociology dept. It is the military and it has its own rules that members are are expected to abide by or face the consequences. He will be gone soon enough as his career is now toast. Likely will work for some MIC manufacturer or run for congress and that is good for him. I am tired of these numb nuts who think they know better and start crying and causing trouble the minute they do not get their way like an 11 year old. Same as Col Vindman going to WaPo as he thought he knew better foreign policy than the POTUS and his staff. Do the job you signed up for or resign. No door C... If he wigs out over the flu outbreak, would he take his ship into Harm's way, or email the SF Chronicle "They want me to attack Hong Kong next Tuesday and people could be killed" I took the same oath and understood I could lose my life in an action I may not agree with. Sorry, but while I applaud his convection, his actions were incorrect for a senior naval officer.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    No NO NO!!! My brother heads a highway dept which includes water and sewer departments. The crews are flat out working double shifts trying to catch up with all the super geniuses who are wiping their asses with non tp and clogging the sewer pipes. He is ready to start doing resets with a shovel to the noggin of the offenders. Seen pics of the crap they are are pulling out of the pipes and it is not pretty. The alternatives do not break down like tp. If the clog is at a house, you go to the bottom of the list which shuts down your toilet for a couple days. If enough of these super geniuses do it , whole streets can have their sewer stop working until they get to it. So just do not do it. and tell your neighbors not to do it either. You have been warned.
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    Facemaks -CDC changes direction

    the biggest issue has been trying to procure masks. THe states and the feds did not have stockpiles. Neither wanted to say the public should use them until they had hospital, EMT, and FD needs covered. That is starting to change. Bob Kraft, CEO of the Patriots flew in 1.25 million masks from China to Boston today before sending 250K to NYC. He has another half million coming next week. Trump's team signed a contract with 3M earlier today to crank them out and they outlawed export by private sellers. As they know they have the bases covered, my guess is they tell everyone to wear one. Already wearing one myself per orders from the Admiral whenever I leave the yard.
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    Facemaks -CDC changes direction

    careful there Dry A local trying to make a little scratch did the same here and advertised on facebook. Major blow back by the locals who saw it as capitalizing on the pandemic. I had the Mrs contact the person privately and order 20 which we will be donating to the local EMTs.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Comfort about to sail under Verrazzano bridge into NYC. 2 USCG and 1 NYPD vessel escorting her in.
  12. Foreverslow

    "2019-nCoV"

    1 page of stats & graphics that explain why this virus is one mean ass bitch... https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_e33c0cf0-7090-11ea-b3da-53f5ab31dd4b.html
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    "2019-nCoV"

    According to today's new conference, the CDC is now doing the counts directly with all the counties in the US, bypassing the states who were overwhelmed. The results are they are getting much better data from which to model upon. If you go to the John Hopkins site, you can now drill down to any county in the US and see infection and death counts. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html The numbers on John Hopkins finally represent reality, as they had missed many cases in Virginia I had known about. They are now appearing.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Some of these idiots are going to do themselves in. As I noted earlier in the week, our county has a large elderly population so the county shut down outsiders to come in. Major impact to al the trades and restaurants. Friday afternoon, the cars coming into town to their vacation homes were constant. Guess they want out of the city. Good luck if they get sick cause the local hospitals suck... Worse, the local old folks are ignoring logic put in place to protect them: - Driving through town the other day, a bunch of seniors were playing Pickleball. - Neighbor told me of a party last weekend in other end of town among locals - Got up at 8 am and cleaned the boat today. Went down this afternoon to close the boat up and find a dozen retirees in lawn chairs drinking on the dock. Pisses me off some of us are trying damn hard to save their and our lives and these elders who should know better blow it off. Fricking morons..
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    "2019-nCoV"

    trump just extended the distancing until April 30th. Reset that countdown clock...