Predictions – 2009 Part III

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World Predictions for the Year 2009 – PART III


These Predictions will cover from Feb. 2009 to Feb 2010 – Posted Feb 16, 2009 11:00pm .CDT.

 

This is a one year Prediction Series:

 

Prediction #1:    A major cruise ship or vessel will be damaged at sea…  ***UPDATE Feb 17, 2009 Headlines: ‘Cruise ship carrying 105 aground in Antarctica’… ***UPDATE Mar 03 , 2010 Headlines: ‘Huge Wave Kills 2 on Cruise Ship in Mediterranean’ …’A 26-foot wave smashed into a cruise ship carrying nearly 2,000 people in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, smashing glass windshields and killing two passengers, according to officials and news reports ‘ ….

Prediction #2:    A new undiscovered New Madrid fault line running through Tennessee/Alabama will be discovered…

Prediction #3:     A breach/damage at a major Dam will occur this year…     ***UPDATE March 28, 2009 Headlines: ‘Dam bursts near Indonesian capital, killing 91’ …’…at least 91 dead, hundreds of homes inundated’ …***UPDATE April 15, 2009 Headlines: ‘Dam breaks, residents of small ND town evacuated’ …’Nat’l Guard: Residents evacuate small ND town of Kathryn after dam breaks’ … ..***UPDATE May 28, 2009 Headlines:  Dam rupture leaves thousands stranded in Brazil ...***UPDATE July 05, 2009 Headlines: ‘Floods trap 300 teens at school in southern China‘ … ‘About 550,000 people have fled their homes in southern China after heavy rains toppled houses, flooded roads and damaged a dam, news reports said…. The rain also destroyed a 44-foot (13-meter) section of a dike near the base of the Kama Reservoir in Guangxi, Xinhua said. About 15,000 people who lived downstream from the dam were moved to safety and were now living in more than 1,000 tents, the national flood control office said in a statement Saturday‘ ….

Prediction #4:    North Korea will have a young leader this year after the death of Kim Jong iI. ***INFO June 02, 2009 Headlines: Reports: NKorea Kim’s youngest son named successor … ‘NKorea ‘s Kim Jong Il taps 26-year-old son as future successor, reports say‘ …… ***UPDATE July 05, 2009 Headlines: ‘Report says NKorea’s Kim convalescing by the sea‘ … ‘News report says Kim Jong Il likely convalescing at N Korean seaside villa, young son in charge‘ …***UPDATE July 10, 2009 Headlines: ‘Frail Kim Jong-il ‘may only have months to live‘ … ‘Kim Jong-il is seriously ill and is likely to be dead before the end of the year, according to a source within the North Korean leader’s own family‘ ….***UPDATE July 10, 2009 Headlines: ‘Report: NKorea’s Kim has pancreatic cancer‘ … ‘Report: NKorea’s leader Kim Jong Il has life-threatening pancreatic cancer‘ …

Prediction #5:     A major earthquake will hit Afghanistan/Russia this year…   ***UPDATE April 7, 2009 Headlines:Quake strikes off Kuril Islands, no tsunami warning’ …’MOSCOW, April 7 (Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.O on the Richter scale struck off Russia’s Pacific coast on Tuesday about 182 miles (293 km) northeast off Kurilsk in the Kuril Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said.’ ***UPDATE  April 17, 2009 Headlines: ‘Dozens feared killed in Afghanistan quake’ …’ … ***UPDATE  Oct 22, 2009 Headlines: ‘Strong earthquake strikes Afghanistan and Pakistan’‘A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes buildings in Afghanistan and Pakistan’

Prediction #6:    A locust or insect plight will destroy crops in South American…   

Prediction #7:    A major storm will hit/damage a Florida town with the letter ‘K’ this year.

Prediction #8:    Money will continue to be tight throughout 2009 as people try to save… ***UPDATE May 25, 2009 Headlines: Americans struggle through a day in the recession***UPDATE June 04, 2009 Headlines: Despite fewer cuts, May jobless rate seen rising … ‘Pace of layoffs expected to slow, but jobless rate likely rose above 9 percent in May‘ … ***UPDATE July 16, 2009 Headlines: ‘Foreclosures at record high in first half 2009 despite aid‘ … ***UPDATE Jan 06, 2010 Headlines: ‘Personal Bankruptcy Filings Rising Fast American Bankruptcies Rise A Shocking 32%’ …’The number of Americans filing for personal bankruptcy rose by nearly a third in 2009, a surge largely driven by foreclosures and job losses‘ ….

Prediction #9:    A wine shortage will be seen before the end of the year…   ***INFO April 07, 2009 Headlines: ‘World wine consumption falls for 1st time in year .. .    

Prediction #10:  A Washington State volcano will become active again…    

Prediction #11:  Some former Russian countries will fail due to internal chaos/conflict.    ***UPDATE Marc 25, 2009 Headlines: ‘Czech Government Collapses, Economy to Blame’ … 

Prediction #12:  Thailand will be in a conflict with a neighboring country…   ***INFO Feb 20, 2009 Headlines: ‘Attackers behead 2 soldiers in southern Thailand’  …   ***UPDATE March 25, 2009 Headlines: ‘Thai soldiers enter Cambodia near disputed temple’ …’100 armed Thai soldiers enter Cambodia…..site of past clashes’ … ***UPDATE April 03, 2009 Headlines: Cambodian, Thai troops exchange fire … ‘Cambodia says 4 Thai soldiers killed in clashes at border near 11th century temple‘ …

Prediction #13:  Controversy surrounding contaminated Tomatoes will be in the news.      ***UPDATE March 30, 2009 Headlines: Raw tomatoes cause salmonella outbreak‘Canadian officials are on alert for a possible food-poisoning outbreak after dozens of people in at least nine U.S. states fell sick with the same salmonella infection‘ …

Prediction #14 :  Corn crops will be destroyed due to bad weather this year…      ***INFO April 5, 2009 Headlines: ‘Storm hits Corn Belt with heavy snow, strong wind …’A storm system brought strong wind and more than a foot of snow to the Corn Belt states over the weekend, creating snow drifts several feet high and knocking out power to thousands in Nebraska’ …. ***INFO April 5, 2009 Headlines: Midwest corn farmers battling wet field blues‘ … ***UPDATE  Oct 27, 2009 Headlines: ‘USDA: Neb. Corn Harvest Furthest Behind Since 1982’ …’Nebraska’s latest weekly crop report says fall harvest continues to lag because of chilly, wet weather’ ***UPDATE  Nov 02 , 2009 Headlines: ‘Tenn. harvesters race to beat river flood threats’ …’Western Tenn. farmers race to harvest crops before rising Mississippi River floods fields..An unusually wet October has the Mississippi’s tributaries running bankfull’ ..

Prediction #15:  Mad Cow disease will be reported in the news in the US…     ***INFO June 11, 2009 Headlines:32 herds quarantined because of bovine TB fears … ‘AP NewsBreak: Officials quarantine 32 cattle herds in Nebraska for bovine tuberculosis tests ***INFO  Oct 10, 2009 Headlines: ‘Mad cow fear: Japan suspends beef from US plant’ …’Japan suspends beef shipments from Nebraska meat packer after finding mad cow risk parts’ ***UPDATE  Oct 10, 2009 Headlines: ‘Mad cow fear: Japan suspends beef from US plant’ …’Japan suspends beef shipments from Nebraska meat packer after finding mad cow risk parts’

Prediction #16:  Yellow skies seen over Florida due to fires…    

Prediction #17: Smoke/ash coming from Canada blankets the Northern US…   ***INFO March 26, 2009 Headlines: ‘Alaska volcano erupts twice, ash soars 65,000 feet’ … ***INFO April 5, 2009 Headlines: ‘A pain in the ash: Volcano irritates Alaskans’ … ***UPDATE Aug 4, 2009 Headlines: ‘Thousands flee fires threatening western Canada‘ … ‘More evacuations were ordered in western Canada, where thousands of people have fled forest fires threatening several small towns and aboriginal communities‘ …

Prediction #18:  Earthquake felt in Anchorage Alaska reported…    ***INFO March 22, 2009 Headlines: ‘Alert level raised for Alaska volcano’ …’Increased earthquake activity prompts geologists to raise Alaska volcano’s alert level’ …. ….***INFO April 21, 2009 Headlines: Moderate quake shakes Alaska’s western Aleutians … ‘Earthquake with 5.2 magnitude felt in tiny community in Alaska’s western Aleutian chain‘ … ***UPDATE Aug 19, 2009 Headlines: ‘Earthquake rattles buildings in Anchorage’ …’Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattles Anchorage, other towns in Alaska’…

Prediction#19:  Major flooding in the Midwest seen again this year… ***INFO March 13, 2009 Headlines: ‘FEMA Warning: People need to watch out for floods’ …’The Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging people to prepare for the possibility of spring flooding, particularly in the Midwest’ … ***INFO March 14, 2009 Headlines: ‘Major flooding expected this spring in N. Dakota’… ‘Emergency management officials in Fargo and Grand Forks are ordering pumps, topping off levees and planning dikes after forecasters predicted record flooding this spring along the Red River Basin’ …***INFO March 19, 2009 Headlines: ‘Melting snow threatens spring flooding in north’ …’Spring flooding threatens the upper Midwest, parts of the Great Lakes region and the Northeast, government forecasters warned Thursday…’ ……***UPDATE March 21, 2009 Headlines: ‘ND city scrambles to prepare for record flooding’ …’ND river projected to crest 22 feet above flood stage as city scrambles to fill 1.5M sandbags’ …***UPDATE March 26, 2009 Headlines: ‘500 homes threatened by flood in Minn. township’ …’As Red River rises, 500 homes threatened in Oakport township near Moorhead, Minn.’ …

Prediction #20:  Rodents/pests will be discovered on a Planet.  

Prediction #21:  Sarah Palin in the news, rumor of divorce in family heard      ***INFO July 03, 2009 Headlines:Sarah Palin resigns as Alaska governor‘ .’ ***UPDATE Aug 01, 2009 Headlines: ‘SARAH PALIN, TODD PALIN DENY DIVORCE RUMORS – New York Post‘ …

Prediction #22:   Illness around Bill Clinton reported…   ***UPDATE Feb 12, 2010 Headlines: BILL CLINTON HOSPITALIZED IN NYC’ …’Bill Clinton Released From Hospital, Prognosis ‘Excellent’ …’Former president Bill Clinton left a New York hospital this morning, less than 24 hours after he was admitted and had two stents inserted into one of his coronary arteries.’

Prediction #23:  Caroline Kennedy re-invents herself politically this year (image).

Prediction #24:   Family issues surrounding Tiger Woods in the news…  ***UPDATE Feb 19, 2009 Headlines: ‘Tiger Woods shows off his new cub: Proud golfer opens up his ultra-cute family photo album’….’Tiger Woods has released a family photograph following the birth of his son earlier this month…’***UPDATE Nov 28, 2009 Headlines: ‘Tiger Woods: Injuries Caused by Wife, Not SUV’ …’Tiger Woods did not suffer facial lacerations from a car accident. They were inflicted by his wife, Elin Nordegren — according to a conversation Woods had Friday after the accident...’ …

Prediction #25 :    Electronic delivery of newspapers appears…   ***UPDATE March 17, 2009 Headlines: ‘Seattle Post-Intelligencer prints final edition in online transition’  …’The paper – which was the oldest continually operating business in Seattle — published its final print edition Tuesday as the P-I makes a transformation into an online-only news outlet’ …***UPDATE March 23, 2009 Headlines: ‘Ann Arbor News dies, reborn online’ …

Prediction #26:   Plant/microbe life reported on Mars… ***UPDATE Nov 28, 2009 Headlines: ‘New Evidence Points to Fossilized Life on Mars‘ …‘Compelling new data that chemical and fossil evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars was carried to Earth in a Martian meteorite is being elevated to a higher plane by the same NASA team which made the initial discovery 13 years ago’

Prediction #27:  Two Airplanes collide…    ***INFO March 5, 2009 Headlines: ‘Southwest jets touch on the ground in San Diego’  …***INFO June 02, 2009 Headlines: Airliner, small plane nearly collide in NC … ‘NTSB: Regional airliner, small plane come within 10 feet of colliding on North Carolina runway‘ … ***UPDATE Aug 08, 2009 Headlines: ‘Plane,copter collide over Hudson; 9 believed dead’ ‘Small plane, NYC tour helicopter collide over Hudson River; all 9 aboard believed dead’

Prediction #28:   George Anthony becomes a National child advocacy Spokesperson… ***INFO Oct 28, 2009 Headlines: ‘The Anthonys Attend Somer Thompson Funeral’

Prediction #29:   Bear attack/scare at a Park reported…  ***UPDATE April 25, 2009 Headlines: Mom-to-be hit by car while fleeing bear is OK …’Pregnant woman OK after being hit by slow-moving car while fleeing bear in Colorado‘ …***UPDATE Aug 18, 2009 Headlines: ‘Bear Breaks Into Colorado Home, Attacks Woman’ …’Wildlife officers are looking for a bear that forced its way into a home and attacked the homeowner, and may’ …   

Prediction #30:   Controversy over Canned fish supplies create shortages…   ***INFO April 08, 2009 Headlines: ‘Ban on salmon fishing a blow to California, Oregon’ …’SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The commercial salmon fishing season has been canceled in California for a second year in a row and scaled back in Oregon due to poor ocean and river conditions, a fishery management council said on Wednesday’ … …***INFO April 08, 2009 Headlines: Feds vote to halt Calif. chinook salmon fishing …’Low salmon numbers lead fisheries regulators to vote to shut down Calif. fishing for 2nd year‘ …..***INFO June 05, 2009 Headlines: Recalls: dark chocolate spread, smoked salmon … …***INFO Aug 02, 2009 Headlines: ‘King salmon vanishing in Alaska, smokehouses empty‘ … ‘Vanishing king salmon in Alaska’s Yukon River leave smokehouses empty, economic crisis‘ …

Prediction #31:  New cars will be ordered over the internet as dealerships dwindle…   ***INFO May 13, 2009 Headlines: ‘GM, Chrysler to cut up to 3,000 dealers: sources. …’The development comes as dealer representatives have stepped up lobbying in Washington to try to slow down closures they estimate would cost 200,000 dealership jobs‘ …***UPDATE Aug 10, 2009 Headlines: ‘EBay, GM to start trial program to sell new cars through online marketplace‘ … ‘Hundreds of General Motors’ California dealers will let consumers haggle over the prices of new cars and trucks through the eBay online marketplace under a trial that begins Tuesday‘….

Prediction #32:  A botched evacuation relating to a storm/hurricane like New Orleans will occur…

Prediction #33:  President Obama will be criticized for inaction to a major domestic event… ***UPDATE Dec 27, 2009 Headlines: ‘President Criticized Over Terror Response’ …’It’s been two days since the U.S. dodged a potentially devastating terror attack on a flight bound for Detroit. Now, some are questioning why President Barack Obama has not come forth to publicly address the country. It’s a growing controversy that’s given the White House a lot of attention…  …***UPDATE Jan 05, 2009 Headlines: ‘Christmas incident was “screw up” – Obama said‘ …’WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told his security chiefs on Tuesday that the botched Christmas Day plane bombing was the result of a screw up by U.S. intelligence and that the country had barely dodged disaster, according to a quotation released by the White House‘ ….***UPDATE Jan 05, 2009 Headlines: ‘Obama lashes US intelligence failures’‘An angry President Barack Obama warned Tuesday he would not tolerate failures by US spy agencies to connect the dots on intelligence that could have uncovered the Christmas Day airline attack ‘ ….

Prediction #34:  Power outages plague the West coast during this summer…     ***INFO June 11, 2009 Headlines: Texas storms flood, cancel flights, shut off power … ‘Texas storms batter Dallas area, causing flooding, cancelled flights, no power to thousands‘ …

Prediction #35:  California starts selling off State assets to recover financially… ***UPDATE March 31, 2009 Headlines: ‘Cash-Strapped Calif. Considers Selling San Quentin’ … ***UPDATE May 13, 2009 Headlines: Schwarzenegger to propose selling San Quentin ‘Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today will propose selling San Quentin Prison, the Los Angeles Coliseum and other state-owned properties in a bid to raise cash to counter the state’s daunting budget shortfall

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