"Who Do They Think They Are?" - Donald Trump Slams Apple Decision To Refuse Hacking Of iPhone

"To think that Apple won't allow us to get into her cell phone," Trump said on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning. “Who do they think they are? No, we have to open it up." As the Hill reports, Trump argued vehemently that Apple should help investigators crack the phone’s encryption system. "Apple, this is one case, this is a case that certainly we should be able to get into the phone."

The Mainstream Media Wants Marco Rubio To Be Your Next President

The rehabilitation had begun almost as soon as the New Hampshire debate ended, and it was pre-ordained that as soon as the South Carolina debate ended, the media would announce that Rubio is back on the ascent — a self-fulfilling prophecy, if ever there was one. After all, the media were the ones writing the script. It is going to take a lot more than self-inflicted wounds to fell this candidacy. It is going to take an objective media. Good luck with that.

Fed's Kashkari Says "We Won't See Next Crisis Coming", Compares Banks To Risky Nuclear Reactors

"Unfortunately, I am far more skeptical that these tools will be useful to policymakers in the second scenario of a stressed economic environment. Given the massive externalities on Main Street of large bank failures in terms of lost jobs, lost income and lost wealth, no rational policymaker would risk restructuring large firms and forcing losses on creditors and counterparties using the new tools in a risky environment, let alone in a crisis environment like we experienced in 2008. They will be forced to bail out failing institutions—as we were."

Where Deflation Comes From

Attempting to boost inflation, or boost demand, before letting the debt deflation run its course through restructuring and defaults leads only to 'further' distortion, and 'further' impoverishes society’s poorer (at some point to a large extent the former middle classes) whose lower spending, as nary a soul seems to comprehend, is the origin of the deflation to begin with.

"A Dramatic Escalation Appears Imminent" In Syria

The problem for the USA is that it has no good option to achieve its overriding goal in Syria: to “prevent Russia from winning”. In the delusional minds of the AngloZionist rulers, Russia is just a “regional power” which cannot be allowed to defy the “indispensable nation”. And yet, Russia is doing exactly that both in Syria and in the Ukraine and Obama’s entire Russia policy is in shambles. Can he afford to appear so weak in an election year? Can the US “deep state” let the Empire be humiliated and its weakness exposed? In fact, in the next few days, we are probably going to witness a dramatic escalation of the conflict in Syria.

Goldman Tells Clients To Short Gold 5 Days After Saying Gold May Soar "Much Higher Over Time"

"Bottom line, although 1,200-1,202 might hold in the near-term, there’s scope to extend much higher over time." - Goldman Sachs, Feb 10, 2016

"As we maintain our view of rising US rates and hence lower gold prices with a 3-month target of $1100/toz and 12-month target of $1000/toz, we are recommending shorting gold through a GSCI-style rolling index" - Goldman Sachs, Feb 15, 2016