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Cheers! Your Predictions For 2009.

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 04:01 pm
@realjohnboy,
and boy are your arms tired. (((((bada bing))))
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Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 08:52 pm
My best guess predictions:
- Jogging will lose its popularity, possibly due to news about free-radicals produced during very strenuous exercise.
- People will add mitochondria enhancers to their health jargon for purposes of staying energetic, healthy, etc.
- Reading books will become the new "in" fad amongst singles for the purpose of meeting eligible singles at book discussions.
- Some newspapers that previously cost 50 cents an issue will become free, as a way to make advertisers come back (based on the higher free circulation).
- The Republican Party will reclaim a constituency that went Democratic after Reagan.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 08:56 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

ossobuco wrote:

The economy will be in worse shape than it is now


That, osso, is probably true. Folks think 2008 was bad. Wait until 2009. Job losses are going to accelerate and underemployment, folks having their hours cut (which kind of slips under the radar), will worsen. Consumer spending will weaken for the year and housing values will continue to decline as part of the spiral.
2010? We might recover, but only after the government has printed a few trillion dollars in new money. Then we could see some pretty hefty inflation.

Some of us have gone through tough financial times ourselves. Others of us had parents or grandparents who went through the Depression of the 1930's.
Too many folks, I am afraid, have not. As long as there was room on the credit card, or a new one came in the mail, we were fat and happy. That is not sustainable.

Did you know, osso (my architect/urban planning etc buddy), that the U.S. has twice as much retail space per capita than any other country in the world?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 09:01 pm
Quote:
People will add mitochondria enhancers to their health jargon for purposes of staying energetic, healthy, etc.


Liver failure has resulted in the majority of animal tests where they tried to zap the bloods ability to carry O2 by Mitochondrial enhancement in the liver. The test animals used were always pigs and I dont know whether thats significant. Id reccomend using chetahs as a first step cause they are sort of an "intermediate evolutionary form", they are morphologically evolved for very high speed but their Mitochondria are still those of an earlier stalking predator stage.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 09:02 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

ossobuco wrote:

The economy will be in worse shape than it is now


That, osso, is probably true. Folks think 2008 was bad. Wait until 2009. Job losses are going to accelerate and underemployment, folks having their hours cut (which kind of slips under the radar), will worsen. Consumer spending will weaken for the year and housing values will continue to decline as part of the spiral.
2010? We might recover, but only after the government has printed a few trillion dollars in new money. Then we could see some pretty hefty inflation.

Some of us have gone through tough financial times ourselves. Others of us had parents or grandparents who went through the Depression of the 1930's.
Too many folks, I am afraid, have not. As long as there was room on the credit card, or a new one came in the mail, we were fat and happy. That is not sustainable.

Did you know, osso (my architect/urban planning etc buddy), that the U.S. has twice as much retail space per capita than any other country in the world?



Sure, clubs, art studios, lofts, multiunit housing, gentrification, and so on.

I've looked at some places with near crossed eyes re eventual reuse for decades, in california and elsewhere.

Meantime, other places have nowhere for that kind of change to happen, where I live being an example. Not to natter at Abq city planners, as I presume there weren't any planners with any education involved in choices for this city, of if there were, some kind of super lame city governance.

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Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 09:52 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Quote:
People will add mitochondria enhancers to their health jargon for purposes of staying energetic, healthy, etc.


Liver failure has resulted in the majority of animal tests where they tried to zap the bloods ability to carry O2 by Mitochondrial enhancement in the liver. The test animals used were always pigs and I dont know whether thats significant. Id reccomend using chetahs as a first step cause they are sort of an "intermediate evolutionary form", they are morphologically evolved for very high speed but their Mitochondria are still those of an earlier stalking predator stage.


O.K. Interesting. Do you get this info. from specific web-sites?
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Fountofwisdom
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2009 11:23 pm
The unemployment rate will rise to about 16% the Dow Jones will fall for six months then rally to end the year more or less where it started it. Smart investors will have their money in Asian currencies.
I dont comment on non sports, however I predict that American attempts to export a marketing exercise thinly disguised as a sport will fail.
Obama will be a huge disappointment. America will not join the civilised world by abolishing the death penalty.
The Death rate from guns will once again dwarf Britains.
Paris Hilton will not say anything Intelligent,
Britney will become a scientologist.
An American team will win the world series: no one else in the world will care.
O.J. will get off on appeal and vow not to use budget lawyers again.
Sarah Palin will not win a Nobel Prize. Ever.
Bruce Springstein will still be the Boss.
Yusuf Islam (the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens ) will not have a hit in America.
Cuba will still suffer an illegal blockade by its neighbour from hell.
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mrhunt
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2009 04:53 am
1:My bike and only way of transportation will be stolen
2: My dog Will Die
3: My mother will continue to call my place of work making me look very bad and unprofessional

4: my car battery will die Leaving me to carry a 50+ Pound battery For 5 Miles On Foot.

......AAAAAAAANnnnnnnnnd......IT ALL CAME TRUE! IM A GODDAM pSYCHIC PEOPLE!!!!!
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Sat 12 Sep, 2009 01:53 pm
I just noticed this thread from early December, 2008. 2-pages of posts in response. Amusing.
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okie
 
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Reply Sat 12 Sep, 2009 08:04 pm
@okie,
okie wrote:

I predict Obama will be a disaster on many fronts, but it won't matter, the press will declare him a complete success. The economy will sputter along and be a little better by the end of next year, not because of any policies but instead by sheer momentum, even though that momentum is weak. The stock market will not return to its high anytime soon, probably not in Obama's 4 year term, unless the rich libs get to feelin giddy and create another huge bubble. Unemployment rate may be nearing its top, unless more bad stuff comes down the pike that we don't expect, which could happen, hows that for hedging bets? The deficits will soar. Supreme Court Justices, bad news, I don't know how many but any is too many, the appointments will be disasters. Films, I don't care, not interested. Oh, energy policy, absolutely nothing gets done to fix the problem, except some cosmetic feel good things that will accomplish little to nothing.

rjb, thanks for reviving this thread. Although my predictions were pretty general, as I quote them in the above, no solid numbers, they look pretty accurate. One exception may be the umemployment rate went higher than I predicted, I said we were near the top at that time. I continue to think the stock market will not rebound to previous high anytime soon if ever in Obama's first term, and we continue to look at skyrocketing deficits and debt. And how many appointments have been disasters, the latest being Van Jones, the Marxist that believes that 9/11 was a hoax all perpetrated by Bush and the government. Now that appointment disaster will take something to top. And I was right to predict Obama is a disaster on many fronts. Also, energy policy, we have none as far as I can tell, unless you call the "cash for clunkers" an energy policy. I wouldn't.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 12 Sep, 2009 08:16 pm
@okie,
Quote:
I predict Obama will be a disaster on many fronts, but it won't matter, the press will declare him a complete success


I don't know about the accuracy of this prediction, okie.
Though it may be your perception! Wink
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