Red Line? What Red Line? Where? Huh?
In Lewis Carroll’s classic 1872 novel “Through the Looking Glass”, Alice chances upon having a conversation with Humpty Dumpty.
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - that's all."
And so there you have it; the norm for all things politic, all things behavioral, and all things financial. Reality is nothing more than a perception; until someone holds a gun at your head and then reality is what they say it means.
“Basher Assad is a dear friend”. John I-was-in-Vietnam Kerry 
“Basher Assad is a brutal dictator and tyrant”. John IWIV Kerry [present]
The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and free speech. [1776 or so]
U.S judge orders bakery to cater a gay wedding and make a cake. Couple that owns the bakery tells judge to go “pound sand” and promptly decides to shut the Biz down. [present]
The Japanese Yen is a “safe haven” currency. [Conventional Forex mindset and endlessly repeated on financial cable channels ad infinitum nauseum.]
Japan’s national debt just passed 1 Quadrillion Yen, [For you Chalky voters that is a 1 with twelve  zeros behind it] and the nation’s birth/death ratio is below 1.0, meaning the country cannot sustain itself into the future. [Oh yea, sign me up for some Yen!!]
Meanwhile, back in the soft police state known as Amerika, look for the NSA to be reading your emails, the IRS to be visiting your house soon  to ascertain your income and asset class for ChalkyCare, and the judicial system to force you to accept alternative lifestyles. Ahhhh, the joys of being “free”.
On the bright side, though, it’s that time of year when dumbed-down sticks of human cells worship at the feet of college and pro football. OMG, the Ravens @ Broncos opening night? Oh dude, catch me later.
Does Assad know it’s football season?
Have a great day everyone.