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It is time for a timeout

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Given all that is go on I tines it is a good timeout here on the Front Porch! Be it the major rainstorms, floods, wildfires, hurricanes and mass shootings. This reminds me of a stage play I saw around 1962.

"Stop the World – I Want to Get Off".


"There are so many horrific things occupying the headlines these days, it can be hard to wrap your head around them. When will all this madness end"?
"May our thoughts and prayers be with the victims, their families, and all of the traumatized people, who were there in Las Vegas, last night, enjoying the evening with friends and loved ones. They will be experiencing some mighty rough seas in the coming months, if not years. Let light shine out of the darkness".



Update: USNS Comfort due to arrive October 2nd in San Juan harbor.
NORFOLK, Va. - The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort will left Norfolk on Friday to head

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 23, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) transits the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
to Puerto Rico to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

The ship departed with 522 medical personnel and support staff, along with 70 civil service mariners.

The Navy says the medical personnel will include a full spectrum of medical care including general practice, family medicine, nephrology, and pediatrics.

USNS Comfort is one of two Mercy-class hospital ships. It has one of the largest trauma facilities and when activated can transition to full operating status in five days, which includes a crew of civil service mariners, Navy medical personnel. The ship maintains 5,000 units of blood and has up to a 1,000 bed capacity. The hospital is equipped with four X-ray machines, one CAT scan unit, a dental suite, an optometry and lens laboratory, physical therapy center, pharmacy, angiography suite, and two oxygen-producing plants.

The Comfort has previously been sent as relief for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, providing treatment to 1,500 people050329-N-8629M-072-Mercy_CRP-1-1.jpg

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