Jihadists Are Selling CIA-Supplied Weapons On Facebook

A Facebook page called "The first weapons market in the Idleb countryside" which showcases posts with photographs of weapons, claimed to be CIA-supplied, inviting buyers to contact page administrators privately using popular messaging application Whatsapp to discuss sales and transactions.

Guest Post: Will A "Socialist" Government Make Americans Freer?

Ultimately, electing someone significantly further left than Obama will not help matters in any sense at all, except maybe that it will show how little trust we should put in anyone who willingly wears the socialist label. The only good outcome of a Sanders administration may be that we’ll all say to ourselves afterward: “Well, we won’t be trying that again!”

The 10th GOP Debate Begins: And Then There Were 5 - Live Feed

With the field down to the fantastic five, tonight's GOP debate - the last chance to hatchet your opponent before Super Tuesday - should be a real deathmatch. With The Donald so far ahead, Kasich and Carson have nothing to lose and Rubio and Cruz will be lobbing soundbite-grenades at one another as well as taking aim at Trump. In light of Trump's comments on Tuesday night, "it's going to be an amazing two months... we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest," the gloves must come off.

R.I.P. M&A Boom: Goldman Fails To Get $2 Billion LBO Deal Done Even At Double-Digit Yields

On Thursday, we got still more evidence that the market's appetite for junk is waning when Goldman ran into trouble trying to get the financing done for the Vista/Solera deal. Solera - which is being sold to PE Vista Equity Partners - didn't have any trouble with a $1.9 billion leveraged loan offering last week (it was actually oversubscribed), but when Goldman tried to price $2 billion in bonds intended to help fund the LBO, things got dicey.

Albert Edwards Is In Love With This Asset That Hasn't Had A Losing Year Since 2007

"Name me a major asset that has not seen one single yoy decline since the start of 2007? Clearly not equities or commodities. What about bonds? Again clearly not corporate bonds. What about 10y government bonds? I?ll give you a clue. It?s not the US, UK or Germany, all which saw negative yoy returns, most notably in 2013."

An Escalating War On Cash Threatens The Stability & Tranquility Of Developed Societies

The size and scope of the political, economic and financial problems that now challenge the relative stability and tranquility of developed societies are unprecedented. Negative interest rates combined with the eradication of cash appear as a desperate attempt to control global private wealth. Should the war on cash prove unsuccessful in its early stages, banks could be closed for long periods.

Afghan Refugee Takes Class On "How To Behave With Women", Promptly Rapes Belgian Woman

“When a minor comes to Belgium have to explain what the normal ways of treating women here in Flanders [are]," a Red Cross spokeswoman says, describing a course the organization offers to new refugees. We're not entirely sure what "the normal ways of treating women in Flanders" are, but we're reasonably certain they don't involve taking caterers into the basement and raping them.

The Curious Case Of "Strong" January Durable Goods: It Was All In The Seasonal Adjustment

According to a report by Mitsubishi UFJ's John Hermann, one of the most important, if volatile, series in the overall monthly update, that of commercial aircraft orders made absolutely no sense. As he notes, in January Boeing reported a 70% drop in actual aircraft unit orders (the same in dollar terms), and yet according to the Department of Commerce, the matched series of nondefense aircraft orders soared by 54% in January. How could this be? Simple: seasonal adjustments.

ISIS Threatens To Shoot Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey; Shut Down Facebook, Twitter

On Wednesday, ISIS took its latest swipe at Twitter founder Jack Dorsey as well as Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg when a group of hackers known as "the sons of the Caliphate army" released a new propaganda video depicting militant computer nerds apparently infiltrating Facebook and Twitter accounts. The clip ends with pictures of "Mark" and "Jack" being riddled with virtual bullet holes.

Weight Watchers Tumbles After Big Fat Loss

The bottom line for Weight Watchers stock: the drop in subscribers is weighing on the stock leading to a heavy plunge after hours following the big fat earnings miss.

Apple Responds To The Government: "No Court Has Ever Authorized What The Government Seeks"

The government says: “Just this once” and “Just this phone.” But the government knows those statements are not true; indeed the government has filed multiple other applications for similar orders, some of which are pending in other courts. Once the floodgates open, they cannot be closed, and the device security that Apple has worked so tirelessly to achieve will be unwound without so much as a congressional vote