Reality

North Korea Threatens US With "Merciless Strikes" As US Carrier Arrives

"If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater," the North's state news agency KCNA adding that "on March 11 alone, many enemy carrier-based aircraft flew along a course near territorial air and waters of the DPRK to stage drills of dropping bombs."

"2017 Will Be A Tipping Point" - Why Some Think This Is The Next "Big Short"

"These malls are dying, and we see very limited prospect of a turnaround in performance" according to a January report from Alder Hill, which began shorting the securities. "We expect 2017 to be a tipping point." Indeed, cracks have appeared: prices on the BBB- pool of CMBS have tumbled from 96 cents on the dollar in late January to 87 cents last week

Risk-Ignorance Reaches 23 Year High As Short Interest Hits Record Low

Investors are willing to pay more for a given level of risk than at any time since 1994 and short interest has collapsed to record lows... "if The Fed follows through on its convictions, look for a flat yield curve and a recession to wipe out 50% of equity prices for the third time in the past seventeen years."

Water Wars Coming To California? Is The Drought Really Over?

"The potential for the theft of water rights from private land owners is particularly ominous, and is particularly egregious while Gov. Jerry Brown remain... This needs to be stopped! Or whose water (or land) will they steal next? Maybe yours?"

The Empire Should Be Placed On Suicide Watch

If the Neocons succeed in their attempt to overthrow or, failing that, at paralyzing Trump, then the Empire will have the choice between an endless horror or a horrible end.

When This All Blows Up...

"And so here we find ourselves, at the final torturous, grinding part where the final bubble top is formed. The über-bubble. The Greatest Of Them All..."

Goldman: Investors Will Soon Capitulate

"investors will soon capitulate on their expectation of upside to 2017 EPS forecasts as they face the reality that the accretive impact from tax reform will not occur until 2018. In fact, revisions to consensus EPS forecasts during the past few months have been negative for both 2017 and 2018'

The Uncivil War And What You Can Do About It

"Not to be overly dramatic, but a civil war has begun in America. Everyone knows it to be true, but no one knows what comes next. Given the country is so solidly divided, with zero chance of reconciliation, the democracy is effectively broken. As with the first US Civil War, wide schisms have formed that now separate families and friends. Schisms that will take years to heal, and maybe never."