Friday, March 24, 2017

U.S. Navy Commanders: US Warships Are Being 'Harassed' By Iranian Forces In The Strait of Hormuz

The USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier transits the Strait of Hormuz on March 21, 2017. Laura Mackenzie / The National

Business Insider/Reuters: U.S. Navy Commanders Say Iranian Navy Endangering Freedom of Navigation in Gulf

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, March 22 (Reuters) – U.S. Navy commanders accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by “harassing” warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and said future incidents could result in miscalculation and lead to an armed clash.

They spoke after the U.S. aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush confronted what one of the commanding officers described as two sets of Iranian Navy fast-attack boats that had approached a U.S.-led, five-vessel flotilla as it entered the Strait on Tuesday on a journey from the Indian Ocean into the Gulf.

It was the first time a U.S. carrier entered the narrow waterway, where up to 30 percent of global oil exports pass annually, since President Donald Trump took office in January pledging a tougher U.S. stance towards Iran.

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36 comments:

jimbrown said...

What's the range on the lazer?

Jay Farquharson said...

It's a good thing the Trump Administration put Iran "on notice".

Imagine what they would be getting away with with out those stern words.

LMFAO

fazman said...

Ots the liberals fault for forcing him to 2nd guess every order and decision

Jay Farquharson said...

LMFAO,

Trump has the House and Senate,

The only thing holding him back, is the Republican House, Senate, and the Pentagon.

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/james-mad-dog-mattis-republicans/amp

Hair Furour couldn't even get Trumpcare passed.

The only smart thing they did, was realizing that any Republican that voted against Trumpcare, would lose their primary, and any Republican that voted for Trumpcare, would lose their General, was pull the Bill so there would be no vote.

The Republican's had 7 years to work out their proposal, and couldn't get enough Republican votes to pass it.

LMFAO, govermentaling is hard.


Aizino Smith said...

It would be a mistake to repeal Obamacare.

The final implosions will take place in time for the mid terms.

Many Obamacare exchanges have gone tits up. More are to follow.

As such the American healthcare system will only have DemoKKKrat fingerprints on it.

Obama and the Dims goosed Obama care as much as they could so that there would be no fallout until they locked in Obama's successor, Hillary. the plan was to pander, demonize and tax more to keep it going or to bring single payer.

So Obamacare will implode and we will see at the mid terms. My Healthcare has been getting worse for 6 years. Thank for nothing Libtards

fazman said...

If iran fired on a u.s ship the media and public would lynch him for any retaliation let alone proactive intervention.

Jay Farquharson said...

LMFAO.

Jay Farquharson said...

LMFAO,

https://www.google.ca/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/99554062/

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/1/20/14335268/obamacare-more-popular-than-trump-poll

The only downside to Trump abandoning Trumpcare, is that 34,000 (CBO Estimate) to 58,000 ( Whitesupremacy House Estimate) Gullibillie Trump Voters, won't die every year.

The big upside to Trump abandoning Trumpcare, is most of his Tax Cuts for the 1% are now off the table, as is much of his Budget proposals.

The "Dealmaker" couldn't even make a deal with his own Party.

LMFAO.

fazman said...

Lmfao

Anonymous said...

Lmfao

Anonymous said...

Jay, you should try coming down and living with Obama care if you think it is so great. For my family of 5, it costs a mere $3000/ month and has a deductible of $11,500 with the only alternative is to do without insurance for my family while subsidizing others through taxes. And I am a middle income wage earner who just clears the income level for a subsidy.

Aizino Smith said...

Anon,

JabberJay does not give a flying fuck what your plight is. He is a mean nasty no good piece of trash.


He is also out of the loop to wit:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NccXicQMPLw

Aizino Smith said...

I talked to family and friends about ObamaCare yesterday. The price is steep.

aaa said...

My doctor and many others at the hospital/clinics I go to retired early because of Obamacare. That's not speculation either, that's the reason they gave me when asked.

Working in the pricing department for an insurance company, I can tell you that there is absolutely NOTHING in Obamacare that will decrease the cost of healthcare or insurance premiums/deductibles, NOTHING. Obamacare is a disaster and will only get worse.

Whether intentional or not, this is the best outcome for Trump. The Dems will still own the healthcare system, its rising prices, and eventual implosion....sure, the Repubs will take some flak from conservatives for not immediately repealing and replacing but people know that the Dems will never fix this mess. Wait for things to get worse for a few yeas and people will be screaming for a repeal.

Jay Farquharson said...

Lived in the US in the '70's with out healthcare insurance. Would have loved to have had access to Obamacare. Self surgury sucks.

When I worked in the US in the late 90's, I had Corporate Platinum Care. It cost the Corporation $28k more a year than the same plan in Canada.

If you wan't decent, affordable Health Care in the US you are going to have to go with a Public Plan and Public Hospitals like 98% of the Industrialized World does.

But that won't happen because you 'Merkin's think that's Communism, and the Corporate Profits in that are thin.

This year's Obamacare's as good as it's going to get, the Repub's are going to start "poison pilling" it to death and cutting transfer payments and the tax credits.

Your only other option, is to make yourself so valuable to the Corporation, that they are willing to pay the Big Bucks to keep you healthy and hardworking. Realistically, in the US, if you arn't valuable enough to the Corporation that you don't have a Company supplie Platinum Plan, with full Wellness and Dental, you are just a looser.

Aizino Smith said...

So JabberJay the economic refugee form Canada is bitching about America.


The Health care exchanges are imploding. there will be more pullouts. This all happened before the Republicans could do anything or did anything.


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/no-affordable-health-insurance-options-happen/

Aizino Smith said...


Poor Jabber

Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes

http://www.atr.org/atr-supports-register-copyrights-selection-accountability-act

Jay Farquharson said...

Self inflicted wounds and injury are one of the key cornerstones of physical comedy, from Buster Keaton through to You Tube.

Sitting in the audience during the build up to the pratfall, we yell at the screen, "no don't!, that's gonna leave a mark!" Etc, but of course, the comic's and "y'all watch this" crowd don't listen.

I have no sympathy, and will not have any sympathy for the self inflicted wounds of the Trumpkins.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/c06f74ce-d010-11e6-9341-7393bb2e1b51

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-voter-helen-wife-mexican-husband-roberto-beristain-deported-illegal-immigrant-ice-a7648806.html%3Famp

I have some sympathy for non-Trump voters, who Trumpkin's deliberatly chose to screw over, but only some. Many didn't vote and were in many way's complicit to the rise of Hair Furour and the Gullibillies.

LMFAO



Jay Farquharson said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/697182075045179392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fdriftglass.blogspot.com%2F2017%2F03%2Fthere-is-no-c-in-loser.html

Jay Farquharson said...

LMFAO,

In the '70's, I left Canada to travel and continue my education. The US, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panema, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil.

In the '90's, the Corporation sent me to save 450 jobs in Milwaukee and 1200 in Boston. I would have preferred to stay home as I was rather busy in Vancouver with life. The trade off we agreed upon was 3 weeks in the US, one week off at home.

Jay Farquharson said...

ATR, LMFAO,

What, was Stormfront and 4chan unavailable as a source?

Aizino Smith said...

So The Hawaiian Exchange explodes and Jabber comes up with Gibberish.

Aizino Smith said...

So I suppose they sent you to Norwood too big boy,.

Jay Farquharson said...

LMFAO,

Gullibillie's impotent tears are sweet and delicious, and the way the stomp their tiny feet, wave their tiny hands and screw their faces up in a bitter pout is just amusing as hell.

https://images.washingtonpost.com/?url=http://img.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2017/03/trumptruck.jpg&w=1484&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias

Vroom vroom baby.

LMFAO


Jay Farquharson said...

Sources matter,

Being a Faux News Trumpin, you wouldn't know that.

Despite what Grover Norquist claim's, Obamacare is doing fine in Hawaii,

All you have to do is google ACA Hawaii.

LMFAO.

aaa said...

"When I worked in the US in the late 90's, I had Corporate Platinum Care. It cost the Corporation $28k more a year than the same plan in Canada."

Yes Jay, you're right in that corporations pay more. Do you know why that is? It's because Medicaid/Medicare don't pay the full costs of healthcare. The government has basically said that hospitals must accept these patients but at the same time, the government is limiting how much Medicaid/Medicare will pay. For example, my father recently had a major surgery; he has Medicare. In reviewing the hospital bills, Medicare only paid approximately 20% of the cost of the surgery and more or less stiffed the hospital on the rest. That remaining 80% has to be paid somehow...the hospital can't just eat that cost...if they did they'd eventually go bankrupt. The other 80% is instead passed on to private insurance; this is one of the factors that are driving up the costs of private insurance.


"If you wan't decent, affordable Health Care in the US you are going to have to go with a Public Plan and Public Hospitals like 98% of the Industrialized World does."

When has a socialized system ever worked over the long run? Please, point this out to me because I'm not aware of one. Sure, it might look ok for a few decades but eventually what's going to happen can be seen in Venezuela today. Governments are full of bureaucrats and lawyers that know absolutely nothing about healthcare or insurance; all they know is how to pander for votes. "Free" healthcare, sure bureaucrats can give you that..."free" school, sure they can give you that too but the system will come crashing down in no time (see Greece). The public option just isn't sustainable. Furthermore, we have to many entitlements as it is. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and others are doing a good enough job at dragging us down.


"But that won't happen because you 'Merkin's think that's Communism, and the Corporate Profits in that are thin."

If you weren't such a condescending cunt you might be more successful in bringing others to your side. Instead you bash "Merica" and try to portray people who disagree with you as a bunch of racist, redneck, homophobe, nazi, xenophobe, misogynist, jew-hating, muslim-hating, assholes or Deplorables, as Hillary put it. But please, keep doing this, it's only going to continue to drive people away from the left. PLEASE keep doing this, I'm begging you.


"This year's Obamacare's as good as it's going to get, the Repub's are going to start "poison pilling" it to death and cutting transfer payments and the tax credits."

Agreed that ACA is going to stay for the foreseeable future but Repubs don't need to "poison pill" anything. Like I said above, there's nothing in the ACA that will lower costs, only increase them. Insurance companies are bleeding money right now, due to Obamacare and many are no longer offering plans through the ACA exchanges while some are deciding to completely stop offering health insurance; this is leading to a lack of competition which is going to increased prices. ACA requires people buy more coverage than they need, ACA fines for not having health insurance increase over time, ACA taxes medical equipment (if you're trying to lower health costs, why tax medical equipment more!). Healthcare costs will increase drastically over the coming years and people will be screaming for something to be done.

aaa said...


"Your only other option, is to make yourself so valuable to the Corporation, that they are willing to pay the Big Bucks to keep you healthy and hardworking. Realistically, in the US, if you arn't valuable enough to the Corporation that you don't have a Company supplie Platinum Plan, with full Wellness and Dental, you are just a looser."

You're right that Obamacare doesn't help people not covered by employer health plans. That's just another reason that ACA needs to be repealed and replaced. Prior to ACA, there were lower cost options for them such as HDHP's or 'targeted' health plans. The ACA doesn't allow these though and actually mandates that people buy certain coverages such as for drug rehab and maternity care (yes, even if you're a 55 year old woman, ACA says you NEED to purchase maternity care). More coverage = paying more $$$, simple as that.

Jay Farquharson said...

Canada's system's worked for 60 years so far, no collapse.

Britain's, 72 years,

Norway's, 62 years,

France's has lasted 115 years, is annually ranked #1 or #2, despite being run by the French.

Almost every other Industrialized Nation on the planet can do affordable
Health Care, but it's something 'Murkin's can't do.

Funny that.

"
If you weren't such a condescending cunt you might be more successful in bringing others to your side. Instead you bash "Merica" and try to portray people who disagree with you as a bunch of racist, redneck, homophobe, nazi, xenophobe, misogynist, jew-hating, muslim-hating, assholes or Deplorables, as Hillary put it. But please, keep doing this, it's only going to continue to drive people away from the left. PLEASE keep doing this, I'm begging you."

The shoe fit's.

Other than Anonamous 1, james and larry, this description perfectly describes the 'Murkin posters here.

LMFAO,

Insurance companies are bleeding money right now because 244 Republican's and 1 Democrat, voted to stop billions of dollars in ACA Compensation payments to the Insurance Companies,

LMFAO


Jay Farquharson said...

"The ACA doesn't allow these though and actually mandates that people buy certain coverages such as for drug rehab and maternity care (yes, even if you're a 55 year old woman, ACA says you NEED to purchase maternity care). More coverage = paying more $$$, simple as that."

LMFAO,

You allegedly work for a Health Care insurer, and know about as much as Paul Ryan about the basic's of insurance.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/politics/wp/2017/03/09/either-paul-ryan-doesnt-understand-insurance-or-you-dont-understand-paul-ryan/

My property insurance comes with flood coverage, even though it will never flood. Houses down on the floodplain, are covered by fire insurance, even though they will probably never burn.

If my property burns, or their property floods, by pooling our money in "insurance", we "socialize" the costs.

LMFAO

aaa said...

"Canada's system's worked for 60 years so far, no collapse.
Britain's, 72 years,
Norway's, 62 years,
France's has lasted 115 years, is annually ranked #1 or #2, despite being run by the French.
Almost every other Industrialized Nation on the planet can do affordable
Health Care, but it's something 'Murkin's can't do."

Key word Jay, "so far". Each of those countries has massive amounts of debt and taxes. The US has more than enough of both as well. Eventually, all of this debt and taxing will catch up with them.


"The shoe fit's."

Thank you, I'll take that as a compliment.


"Insurance companies are bleeding money right now because 244 Republican's and 1 Democrat, voted to stop billions of dollars in ACA Compensation payments to the Insurance Companies,"

LOL, even leftists don't want their tax money bailing out insurance companies. Hell, I remember them screaming when the banks were bailed out during the financial crisis. The fact that Obamacare will cause the insurance companies to go broke if they don't regularly get handouts from the government is proof that Obamacare doesn't work so thank you for again proving my point.


"You allegedly work for a Health Care insurer, and know about as much as Paul Ryan about the basic's of insurance."

It's easy to pull an out of context clip of what somebody is saying and make them look stupid...how about you watch his full presentation and actually listen to his solutions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxJfSsOsNcQ

You clearly know absolutely nothing about insurance pricing. What are your credentials? Read a few articles on Daily Kos and Huffington Post?


"My property insurance comes with flood coverage, even though it will never flood. Houses down on the floodplain, are covered by fire insurance, even though they will probably never burn.
If my property burns, or their property floods, by pooling our money in "insurance", we "socialize" the costs."

And no, your property insurance will not come with flood insurance...at least not in the US. Flood insurance is a federal program (which I disagree with it being federal). But, you're in Canada so I guess I'll assume you're right here. LOL, houses that will never burn because they're on a flood plain...perfect logic, LMFAO. I'm glad you're not an actuary or underwriter.

Ya...I realize that risks are pooled together but you've completely missed the point. Sure, some risks are more likely to have certain types of losses than others. But, when the majority of risks have no possible way of having a certain loss (ie getting pregnant) it isn't justifiable to force those people to pay for that loss/coverage; that will only unnecessarily increase their expenses. Sure, as you stated, most property policies will cover fire damage...this is because any home can catch fire (even if its in a flood plain).

Aizino Smith said...

And Jay got pawned by triple A.

So the exchange fails in Hawaii. ACa is still around you have the
FED exchange.

Which means down the line rationing, higher taxes, etc, etc ,etc,

China had national healthcare. They gave it up. China is an industrial super power. It is more so than politicians printing money based on the reserve currency status of their country.

Basically those asshole politicians are writing checks based on the hard work and good reputation of people who proceeded them.

fazman said...

I wont comment on Americas system as not being American l dont understand it and have no inherrant right to criticise it.
In australia we have medicare, .05% of everyones annual incime goes toeards it in tax, in return drs visits are free, most medications cost a few $, dental check ups, cavities and ckeans are free for school kids.
Hospital visits are 100% free and you also get 5 visits per calender year to a specialist of your choice for physio, chiro, etc free.
Yeah it works great and yep l take it for granted, maybe l shouldnt.

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Aizino Smith said...

Fazman,

.05% sounds good.

I was looking at one persons bill for insurance and it is more like 1/8th. It is a good thing they live at home so they can afford it. There is only 1 company in the exchange in their area. After that there is the feds and they will be more expensive.

Just like communism can work*, that .05% can work, but there are parameters. Massive immigration into a polyglot culture, where many people will never fit in and where there is a high, level of unemployment or loafing and that system will break down quickly.

Some stupid Jackass Des Moines Reporters lovingly ran a story about a woman whose 'husband' was deported.

- He is father of maybe 2 of her 4 kids.

- She claims to be an American and born inn America.

- After she was born her parent took her back to Mexico and she was raised there. This is a key point. The woman does not speak English and the conversation had to go through an interpreter. She has lived in the U.S. by her own account and does not speak English!. With that poverty, those job skills and that lack of integration many things will not be possible including 'national healthcare'.

Fazman, you get 11 million Afghan, Indonesians and other illegally migrating to Australia and your Australia will be hurting and its healthcare too. Your cities are also warmer and that helps. Although if you get to many Muslims, the streets will not be walkable and health will deteriorate.

*Social scientists say that communism can work with 150 people or less after study of the Hutterite community. Family friends who live in the same area as the hutterites would claim otherwise.

Aizino Smith said...

Fazman.

correction

She lived in the U.S. 20 years by her admission and she did not speak English.

fazman said...

Agree. Thats why we got Obama to take a boatload, we just dumped our trash in your yard 😂