Predictions – 2009 Part IV

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World Predictions for the Year 2009 – PART IV 

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:    Cereal recall in the news…    ***UPDATE July 06, 2009 Headlines:Dry milk recall expands to cereal, hot cocoa, popcorn toppings… ‘Recalled products range from Malt-O-Meal’s Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal packets to Meijer hot chocolate mix to some Kroger popcorn toppings ***UPDATE June 25, 2010 Headlines: ‘Kellogg Recalls 4 Cereals for Odor, off Flavor’ …Kellogg Co. is voluntarily recalling about 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals because a “waxy” smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick, the company said Friday.  … ***UPDATE July 14, 2010 Headlines “Kellogg Cites Packaging Chemical in Cereal Recall” …’Kellogg Co. said Wednesday that higher-than-normal amounts of certain chemicals in its package liners caused the unusual smell and flavor that prompted a recall of 28 million boxes of its cereal in late June’ ..

Prediction #2:    Air bag recall… (GM?)…  ***INFO March 13, 2009 Headlines: ‘GM recalling vehicles to fix shift lever problem’ …’GM recalling about 277,000 vehicles, cites problems with shift lever’ … ***INFO April 13, 2009 Headlines: ‘GM recalling 1.5M vehicles over potential fires ***UPDATE Dec 04, 2009 Headlines: ‘GM Daewoo to recall 16,000 cars in S.Korea’ …’GM Daewoo Auto and Technology has decided to recall 16,379 units of its Matiz Creative mini-car because of defects in their airbags or windshield wipers, government officials said Sunday.

Prediction #3:     Chevy Volt electric car delay – (batteries, parts)….. ..   ***INFO Aug 13, 2009 Headlines: ‘GMReleases Details on Volt Battery Plant in Mich.‘ …‘General Motors Co. boss Fritz Henderson says a new $43 million plant in southeastern Michigan will assemble battery packs for its new rechargeable electric car’

Prediction #4:    Fire at an Automotive parts plant…  ***UPDATE Aug 24, 2009 Headlines: ‘Fire, explosions at Detroit chemical factory’  …‘Fire, explosions at Detroit chemical plant; about 300 workers evacuated, no injuries reported’…. ‘The company produces chemicals for clients ranging from the automotive to food and beverage industries…’

Prediction #5:     Naval ship attacked at sea…   ***INFO March 11, 2009 Headlines: Chinese Ships I napprop riately Harassed U.S. Vessel’ …  ***UPDATE March 26, 2010 Headlines: ‘SKOREAN SHIP SINKING, NORTH ATTACK SUSPECTED’ …SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean naval ship was sinking on Friday after possibly being hit by a North Korean torpedo and several sailors were killed, South Korean media reported. …***UPDATE March 26, 2010 Headlines: ’40 feared missing after S.Korea warship sinks: Yonhap’ …About 40 sailors are believed missing after a South Korean warship sank near the border with North Korea, Yonhap news agency said early Saturday, quoting unidentified military officials. …

Prediction #6:    Another Financial bailout seen by Summer’s end…  ***UPDATE July 31, 2009 Headlines: Cash for Clunkers” Fix is Second Government Program Bailout in Three Days’ … ***UPDATE Aug 15, 2009 Headlines: ‘Cash for Clunkers just another auto bailout’ …***UPDATE Oct 08, 2009 Headlines:  ‘Proposals to create jobs add up to second stimulus’ …’Taken together, the proposals look a lot like another economic stimulus package, though congressional leaders don’t want to call it that.’ …

Prediction #7:    Tainted eggs reported. ***UPDATE Feb 18, 2009 Headlines: Listeria-Contaminated Egg Salad Recalled In Canada***UPDATE Mar 23, 2009 Headlines: Eggs: Contaminated With Feces ***UPDATE Aug 18, 2010 Headlines: “Egg recall tied to salmonella grows to 380 million” ..’Hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in four states and possibly more, health officials said Wednesday as a company dramatically expanded a recall to 380 million eggs’.

Prediction #8:    More Canadians migrate to US…

Prediction #9:    Hurricane hits North Carolina Coast…  ***UPDATE Aug 18, 2010 Headlines: “Obama Declares NC Emergency Ahead of Earl”  ‘President Barack Obama says an emergency exists in North Carolina and has ordered federal agencies to help state and local officials with handling any problems caused by Hurricane Earl.”  …  

Prediction #10:  Contaminated sausage reported…  ***INFO Feb 23, 2009 Headlines: ’70 sick in China after eating tainted pig organs’…   ***UPDATE June 04, 2009 Headlines: ‘US: Firm recalls sausage products‘ …’The sausage products were sent to distributors and restaurants in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia as well as the company’s retail store in New York City‘ …    

Prediction #11:  Some military secrets revealed by Obama…   ***UPDATE March 2, 2009 Headlines: ‘Secret anti-terror Bush memos made public by Obama’… ***UPDATE Dec 21, 2009 Headlines: Obama plan could limit records hidden from public’ …’Do all those government secrets need to be kept secret? Obama plan could curb the number’ …’President Barack Obama plans to deal with a Dec. 31 deadline that automatically would declassify secrets in more than 400 million pages of Cold War-era documents by ordering government-wide changes that could sharply curb the number of new and old government records hidden from the public’ ….

Prediction #12:  Several more countries push to close US military bases…   ***UPDATE Oct 04, 2009 Headlines: ‘Colombia says ‘no’ to US bases’… ‘Amid reports of a deal reached for the establishment of US military bases in Colombia, the country’s foreign minister says there is no need for more American  personnel.’ … . ***UPDATE Oct 07, 2009 Headlines: ‘Japan threatens to kick out US troops‘ …’Japan is threatening to ask US troops based on the island of Okinawa to leave the country amid growing resentment over crime‘ …. ***UPDATE Oct 23, 2009 Headlines:  ‘TENSION: Japan PM says no need to rush U.S. base decision’…. ***UPDATE July 28, 2010 Headlines: “Japan Wants US Marines to Move to Guam ” ..‘Japan’s government said Wednesday it had no plan to delay transferring some 8,000 US marines based on the southern island of Okinawa to the US Pacific territory of Guam by 2014′ ..

Prediction #13:  Technical issues will plague the new Digital TV conversion…  ***INFO June 10, 2009 Headlines: Confusion Expected as Analog TV Broadcasts End …    

Prediction #14 :  Record number of hospitals go broke this year…   ***UPDATE April 09, 2009 Headlines: ‘Facing hard times, Shriners may close 6 hospitals’ …’Shriners to consider closing 6 hospitals as costs rise, donations stagnate, endowment shrinks’. ***UPDATE April 26, 2009 Headlines: Hospitals cutting services, staff amid recession   

Prediction #15:  More Ponzi schemes uncovered involving Wall street investors…   ***UPDATE Feb 18, 2009 Headlines: ‘SEC accuses cricket magnate in 9.2 billion dollar fraud’…  ***UPDATE April 08, 2009 Headlines: ‘Homes, cars, art seized in Colo. Ponzi scheme’ …’Marshals seize homes, cars in $20 million Ponzi investigation involving former Mormon bishop’ …    ***UPDATE April 16, 2009 Headlines: ‘Montana business owners accused of Ponzi scheme’ …’State auditor files legal action alleging $14 million Ponzi scheme’ … …***UPDATE April 23, 2009 Headlines: Investors claim they lost millions to NY man‘ …’Investors claim they lost millions working with NY lawyer who police say killed wife, 2 kids‘ …***UPDATE April 27, 2009 Headlines: 5 charged in ‘nightmare’ $70M mortgage scheme‘…’5 charged in ‘nightmare’ Ponzi scheme that conned thousands of mortgage holders of $70M‘ …  ***UPDATE May 2, 2009 Headlines: ‘Ex-NYC stock trader pleads guilty to stealing $16M‘ …  .. ***UPDATE May 27, 2009 Headlines: ‘Man Charged in Alleged $7 Mln Scam in California “…”A British man has been indicted in California on fraud and tax charges that accuse him of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked more than $7 million from investors‘ … ***UPDATE June 05, 2009 Headlines: ‘ Fund manager admits to $80M Ponzi scheme … ‘Philadelphia-area fund manager admits to $80M Ponzi scheme, says money is gone‘ … ***UPDATE June 09, 2009 Headlines: ‘Feds Accuse 2 Calif. Men of Conducting $85M Scheme … ‘Federal regulators have accused two Northern California men of conducting an $85 million Ponzi scheme that targeted Korean-Americans, pledging to deliver spectacular returns from foreign currency trading‘ …      

Prediction #16:  NY Governor scandal in the news again…  ***UPDATE Aug 21, 2009 Headlines: ‘Gov. David Paterson blames calls for him to step aside on race’ ‘NY Governor Blames Racism For His Unpopularity’… ***UPDATE Aug 24, 2009 Headlines: ‘NY Gov.: People get ‘nervous’ if there are ‘too many’ minorities in office…‘ …***UPDATE Aug 25, 2009 Headlines: ‘Dinkins: NY gov should watch race remarks…***UPDATE Sept 20, 2009 Headlines: ‘NY Governor Ignores Pressure to End Election Quest‘… ‘Gov. David Paterson isn’t scrapping his plans to run for the office he inherited 18 months ago despite growing pressure from Washington and intervention by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has contacted the governor and the White House over his concern... ***UPDATE Sept 24, 2009 Headlines: PAPER: Obama asks New York governor not to run‘ … ***UPDATE Feb 09, 2010 Headlines: ‘NY governor says he’ll step aside only ‘in a box’…’ …

Prediction #17: Riots in China seen… ***INFO Feb 19, 2009 Headlines: ‘China warns Tibet clergy against  demonstrations’…  ***UPDATE July 07, 2009 Headlines: ‘China police hold 1,434 over Xinjiang riots‘ … ‘Chinese police arrested 1,434 suspects over deadly weekend riots in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media have reported…. The official Xinhua news agency had earlier said that more than 700 people had been detained over the unrest, in which at least 156 people were killed on Sunday‘ …***UPDATE July 07, 2009 Headlines: ‘Armed mobs spread ethnic strife in China’s west‘ … ‘Mobs of Han Chinese wielding meat cleavers and clubs and groups of Muslim Uighur men beat people in the streets of the capital of China’s Xinjiang region Tuesday. The government imposed a curfew as it tried to stem communal violence after a riot that killed at least 156 people‘ …

Prediction #18:  Professional Sports attendance falls due to scandals…      ***INFO April 29, 2009 Headlines: 176 Mexican soccer games will be without fans ‘ …’Every professional soccer game in Mexico this weekend—176 matches in all divisions—will be played without fans in an effort to slow the spread of swine flu.’ …  … ***UPDATE May 08, 2009 Headlines: Ramirez drugs ban rocks baseball‘ … ‘Baseball was reeling with the 50-game suspension of Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Manny Ramirez for the use of performance-enhancing drugs‘ …

Prediction#19:  A vertically challenged male will run for a high public office.

Prediction #20:  New health benefits found in cherries…  ***INFO April 2009: ‘ The Cherry Research Committee (CRC) supports biomedical research related to the potential health benefits of tart cherry consumption  

Prediction #21:  FDA regulations come down hard on Heath foods…   ***UPDATE Feb 20, 2009 Headlines: ‘Monsanto bills being rushed through Congress, set to destroy organic farming’...     

Prediction #22:   Hurricane/storm hits Texas in April…    ***UPDATE April 28, 2009 Headlines: ‘Up to 7 inches of rain floods Houston streets; tornadoes damage in other parts of Texas ‘ …HOUSTON — More than a half-foot of rain fell on the Houston area during the night, flooding homes and streets and marooning some morning commuters‘. …

Prediction #23:  Columbine style school shooting reported…   ***INFO March 20, 2009 Headlines: ‘Threats disrupt 10 southern Delaware schools’ …’State police have arrested three people after bomb threats and text messages warning of shootings disrupted the final day of state standardized testing at 10 southern Delaware schools’… ***INFO April 09, 2009 Headlines: ‘Teens arrested in shooting plot at Colorado school’  …’Teens accused of shooting plot at rural Colorado high school; authorities find weapons’ …

Prediction #24:   Schools cut year short due to budget concerns…  ***INFO March 14, 2009 Headlines: ‘Calif. teachers see red over mass pink slips’ …’Teachers protest in California as 26,500 educators receive preliminary layoff notices’ … ***INFO April 09, 2009 Headlines: ‘Detroit school closures, teacher layoffs planned’ …’Shrinking Detroit district plans to close 23 schools, lay off 600 teachers amid $303M deficit’ … ***UPDATE June 23, 2009 Headlines: ‘Budget crisis forces deep cuts at Calif. schools‘ … ‘Deep budget cuts are forcing California school districts to lay off thousands of teachers, expand class sizes, close schools, eliminate bus service, cancel summer school programs, and possibly shorten the academic year‘ … ***UPDATE Oct 19, 2009 Headlines: ‘In Hawaii, school’s out for recession’

Prediction #25 :   Business bankruptcy hit highest in record…   ***INFO April 15, 2009 Headlines: Boom times in US for bleak business of bankruptcy‘ …’Companies that are closely tied to economic growth may suffer first, but a ripple effect could spread throughout the economy in the largest restructuring wave in nearly 20 years‘ … ***UPDATE May 1, 2009 Headlines: ‘Failed Businesses Up 56% – Record Bankruptcies‘ …

 

Prediction #26:   Tzipi Livni wins Israeli election, but her life is in danger! ***UPDATE Feb 20, 2009 Headlines: ‘Netanyahu gets nod to form new Israeli government’… ***INFO March 13, 2009 Headlines: ‘Israel’s Netanyahu and Livni make new contact’ …’Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu and centrist leader Tzipi Livni have renewed contacts to explore the possibility of forming a joint government…’ …. ( Something is wrong with this election, I know that Livni was suppose to win and I have no doubt that this is not over!)

 

(ADDED Feb 19, 2009)

Prediction #27:  Serious Health issues surround Michelle Obama’s mother this year.

Prediction #28:  Bridge or Span falls due to collision or damage…  ***INFO April 22, 2009 Headlines: ‘Pittsburgh to homeowners: Flee crumbling bridge …’Mayor Luke Ravenstahl issued a declaration of emergency on Wednesday so the 110-year-old Davis Avenue Bridge could be removed as soon as possible‘ … ***UPDATE July 05, 2009 Headlines: ‘Bridge Collapse After Fireworks Show In Indiana; 100 people plunge into water...’

 

(ADDED March 14, 2009)

Prediction #29:   The missing Florida football players lost at sea March 1st will be ruled a Homicide/Hoax by Investigators… ( The survivor is lying about what really happened at sea!) … ***INFO Dec 23, 2009 Headlines: ‘Families of missing Miami boaters hopeful after finding evidence on island’ …’Relatives of two missing Miami boaters explored an island in the Bahamas where the men might have been and found a cutting board their family says belonged to the vessel, WSFL-TV reported Wednesday.
 

(ADDED March 20, 2009)

Prediction #30:  Danger/illness surrounding New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson…

Prediction #31:  Major Avalanche injures/kills many near a resort town… ***UPDATE Feb 28, 2009 Headlines: ‘Mile-Long Wyoming Avalanche Kills 3 … ‘JACKSON, Wyo. — Authorities in Wyoming say a mile-long avalanche has killed three snowmobilers near the Wyoming-Idaho state line‘ … ***UPDATE March 08, 2009 Headlines: Kicking Horse avalanche kills two skiers

 

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