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North Korea Puts Army Into "Combat Mode"

"With the new orders, they must stay in battle uniform at all times, and all cadres below the rank of the commander are prohibited from commuting from their homes. The atmosphere is very tense..."

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."

Global Stocks Rise, S&P Futs Flat As Dollar Rebounds Ahead Of Critical Week For Markets

European bourses advance and Asian share rose led by a surge in Hong Kong stocks which rose the most in three months as Japan hit 15 month highs. U.S. futures are little changed along while the dollar rebounded from session lows after Friday's selloff. Crude oil has continued its retreat, down 0.2% and sliding for a 6th straight day after breifly dropping below $48 in overnight trading.

16 Reasons Not To Live In California

 It has been said that "as California goes, so goes the nation."  That is why it is such a shame what is happening to that once great state...

Police Escort South Korea's Former President Out Of Her Official Residence

South Korea's disgraced former president was escorted out of her official Blue House residence on Sunday, two days after a constitutional court upheld a decision to impeach Park Guen-hye. Park struck a defiant tone upon arriving at her private home in the Gangnam district of the capital, Seoul, after leaving the Blue House compound in a motorcade of fast-driving black cars, flanked by police motorbikes.

Is A Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?

“The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way,” says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, “Are (they) really ready for a head-on collision?” So it would seem.

Frontrunning: March 10

  • Futures rise as investors count down to jobs report (Reuters)
  • Individuals Tiptoe Further Into Long-Running Stock Rally (WSJ)
  • American Diplomats’ Comfort With Tillerson Gives Way to Unease (BBG)
  • EU leaders grope for unity as Britain walks out  (Reuters)
  • Trump's disputes with local governments could create fresh conflicts of interest (Reuters)
  • May Hears Hard Truths About Brexit as EU Prepares for Talks (BBG)

How To Drain The Deep Swamp

If Trump fails in all this, and for now the odds point in that direction, those who protest him today will feel validated, right, and winners. They will be tragically wrong. Because if Trump loses this, the CIA wins. And then we will all live in 1984 for as far into the future as we can see.