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    Default Predictions for 2009

    Did one last year and I thought my ideas were pretty sound ....

    (From feb 2008)

    The downturn in western economies gets scary as hell. Dollar losing more ground and lots of people seriously threatening to trade oil in Euros.

    Civil war in Kenya, African Union can't do anything about it.

    France leaves Chad to the rebels to form the next government.

    Europe-wide flooding during the summer (again)

    Poland signs the missile defence deal with States. Russia gets suitably pissed off.

    Price of gold goes through the roof

    Race riots again, I'm thinking Germany and France, as unemployment goes up further::::::::::::::

    I got a few right there, but I didn't see Georgia vs Russia coming (did anyone?)

    What have you got for 2009? I guess there are a few no-brainers....

    Economic crisis worsens. Mass unemployment leads to serious civil unrest in US, EU and Asian cities.

    Oil crashes to 25$ per barrel

    Gold goes through the roof to $2000 per ounce

    Mugabe is finally removed from power

    Israel makes surgical strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities

    South America is the place to be.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    At least 50 odd threads started declaring that the new Van Halen album is due out any time.

    Other than that, I doubt General Motors will make it through 2009.
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    GM will make it through. They may be a shell of their former self and hopefully they will have new management, but they will make it through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoBandit View Post
    GM will make it through. They may be a shell of their former self and hopefully they will have new management, but they will make it through.
    It could be the best thing to ever happen to them if done right. LOL, yeah, I know, wishful thinking......
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    Van Halen releases something.

    GM will drop the Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac and other names and go with a smaller line of cars and not duplicate itself anymore. They will either call themselves GMC or Chevrolet.

    Chrysler and Ford also downsizes their brands.

    Economy slowly starts its turn for the better in the second half of 2009.

    Oil drops and stays around $40.00 bucks a barrell until late fall. Gas prices fall to around $1.30

    I get some more gray hair.

    I turn 40.

    Boston vs. LA for NBA Title again
    Bruins vs. Sharks for Stanley Cup
    Red Sox vs. Cubs for WS

    Someone takes out the Iranian leader

    Russia gets hit hard by the world economy

    Britney Spears poses for Playboy.

    David Cook becomes an even bigger star.

    Brett Favre retires and then un-retires.

    I make a thread about the possibilies of VH appearing at the Grammys.

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    I become a legal adult and start my last year of high school.

    What. The. Fuck?

    I can see gas prices continuing to drop significantly at least for a little while into 2009.

    I actually agree with Eddymon, I see the economy taking a turn for the better in late 2009. Not so much basing it off the presidential election as I am sheer optimism.

    The Cubs won't make the World Series (sure I hope it'll happen and will try to go to as many games as possible, but I can't make expectations).

    Rod Blagojevich will go to jail, or at least be tried.

    And I'm inclined to agree with Graeme. South America is the place to be.
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    I think the economy will take longer than a year to stabilize.
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    Default In the year 2009

    In 2009

    -Britney Spears falls off the wagon. Album tanks, and she goes into porn.

    -American dollar takes a HUGE drop and unemployment hits 13%.

    -Isreal bombs Iran's nuclear plants.

    -Obama dosn't live up to the hype( how can he?) and his approval rating hits 35%

    -Nancy Pelosi gets another face lift and starts to look like Michael Jackson.

    -Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Celics Win NBA Title. Red Sox take the World Series in 6 and Tom Brady's leg falls off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Gold goes through the roof to $2000 per ounce
    I hope that doesn't happen. Last time I was deployed I visited Qatar. I had the opportunity to buy a 1 lb-brick of 24K gold for $350. I didn't do it, and I kick myself for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    ...and Tom Brady's leg falls off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    I hope that doesn't happen. Last time I was deployed I visited Qatar. I had the opportunity to buy a 1 lb-brick of 24K gold for $350. I didn't do it, and I kick myself for it.
    I tell you something now. Something artificial has been happening with gold prices. It has stayed around 800 - 900 throughout the recent mess.... yet, several governments have instructed banks not to sell any gold at all... common knowledge here in Germany. Yet investors have been taking their money out of stocks and looking for something stable. The price has been held, for whatever reason, and there are many reasons that come to mind.

    Back twenty or so years ago, certain western govts advised Arab counterparts to buy up gold reserves and then, wham, the price plummeted and the Arabs sold all the gold back. They were not happy. Could have been payback for other oil related actions.

    Whichever and whatever, gold is at an artificial low right now. I would thnk that doubling money, even at todays prices, would be quite a conservative estimate.

    Just in case anyone is interested, the euro is the currency now. I get paid mostly in euros but I also do work in pounds sterling. The way things have been going, I'm renegotiating my sterling work to euros.... I am losing big time if I continue in pounds.

    2009 is going to be the year when the world, and everything in it, changes.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    Predictions for 2009: The world gets grimmer, but I'm going to university to cover American & Canadian Studies so all this economic crisis will make for a fun course!

 

 

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