Predictions – 2009 Part I

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World Predictions for the Year 2009 – PART I  

These Predictions will cover from April 2008 to April 2009 – Posted Sat April 26, 2008 10:00am..

 

This is a one year Prediction Series:

 

Prediction #1Limited War (Skirmish) in the middle East with Iran and/or Syria… ***INFO Oct 27, 2008 Headlines: ‘US official: Raid on Syria killed leader of cell …

Prediction #2:   Russia will intervene and keep Iran from going to war with the USA… ***INFO Aug 20, 2008, Headlines: ‘Israel Planned To Use Georgia Airbases In Iran Attack’ …..’Two airfields in southern Georgia had been earmarked for the use of Israeli military aircraft, intended to launch an attack on identified targets relating to Iranian atomic energy projects.’ 

Prediction #3Plane crash with 209 associated with it, number of deaths or plane number (Chicago/2009?)…  

Prediction #4Oprah ordained as minister – preaches in Africa & US…  

Prediction #5:  I see Oprah being in the news several times as she speaks out ‘politically’ about world events?… ***UPDATE Sept 5, 2008 Headlines: ‘Oprah Winfrey Says Sarah Palin Will Not Be On Her Show Until After Election: Report’ … ***UPDATE  Oct 21, 2008, Headlines: ‘Oprah Offers Production Help with Obama’s Network Special’ …***UPDATE Nov6, 2008 Headlines: ‘Oprah Winfrey lifts lid on political talk on her show after Obama win‘ …***UPDATE Dec 3, 2008 Headlines: ‘FLASH: Oprah will Broadcast from Washington for Inauguration week’…  ***UPDATE Jan 25, 2009 Headlines: ‘Blagojevich Says He Thought of Oprah for Senate’ … ***UPDATE Jan 25, 2009 Headlines: (Oprah) ‘I Think I Could Be Senator, Too. I’m Just Not Interested’ …

Prediction #6:  Dr. Phil setback, heart attack, or loss of family member… 

Prediction #7:  Castro dead by early 2009… ***INFO Nov 13, 2008 Headlines: ‘Fidel Castro looks thin but alert in latest photo’  …***INFO Jan 20, 2009 Headlines: ‘Cuba denies Fidel Castro at death’s door’ …

Prediction #8:  Cuba opens borders days after Castro’s funeral… 

Prediction #9:  Protest at Olympics with Korea at the center this year… ***UPDATE Aug, 21, 2008 Headlines: ‘South Korea protest after semis’ … ‘Norway will face Russia in the final of the women’s handball but their semi-final was overshadowed by a protest from South Korea’. 

Prediction #10:  Floods in California & more mudslides (West?)…  ***INFO March 20, 2008 Headlines: ‘At Least 13 Die in Midwest Flooding’…***UPDATE Nov 25, 2008 Headlines: ‘Storm brings slide worries to Calif burn areas’ …’ Storm prompts evacuation order in Santa Barbara County, where flooding, mudslides possible’ ... 

Prediction #11 :  Rare new species of a small monkey discovered Or Something in the news about a monkey/ape attack or escape in a US Zoo?…   ***UPDATE:  July 1, 2008, Headline: ‘Celebrity chimp missing in San Bernardino Mountains’… ***UPDATE Feb 17, 2009 Headlines: ‘Woman’s life in danger after chimp attack’…

Prediction #12:  Bitter dry spell in Midwest states like dust bowl of past… ***UPDATE Aug 13, 2008, Headlines: ‘Center of ‘Dust Bowl’ Hit by Worst Drought Since 1921′ … ‘In some places, this year has been as dry or even drier than the Dust Bowl’… 

Prediction #13:  Civil unrest in Chile over government crackdown… ***INFO April 04, 2009 Headlines: ‘Volcano erupts again in Chilean lake region’ …’Chaiten erupted again in February, prompting a fresh evacuation of residents who had rejected a government plan to abandon the town and rebuild it a few miles away’ … ***INFO April 16, 2009 Headlines: ‘Thousands march in Chile for job security’ … ***INFO May 1, 2009 Headlines: ‘May Day Riots Rock Chile and Venezuela’ …’Protesters demanding improvement in workers rights clash with police in Chile and Venezuela.’ …

Prediction #14 :  U.N. troops in Guatemala/Haiti (food/unrest?)… ***UPDATE Sept 6, 2008 Headlines: ‘Desperate Haiti gets UN aid’…. ‘The soldiers, part of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, aimed to distribute the food and water to emergency shelters where 40,000 people were increasingly desperate’…     

Prediction #15:  More grass fires in California – LA, San Diego, Northern California… ***UPDATE: April 27, 2008, Headlines: ‘Hundreds Flee wildfire burning in foothills near Los Angeles’…. (‘This is pretty serious,’ Weaver said. ‘Some of these areas have not burned in over 40 years.’)…. ***UPDATE:  May 22, 2008, Headlines: ‘Wildfires Spread Through Northern California’s Santa Cruz ..’ …***UPDATE June 30, 2008, Headlines: ‘Calif. firefighters battle more than 1,400 blazes… ***UPDATE Oct 13, 2008, Headlines: ‘Fire burns 3,700-acre acres northeast of Los Angeles’… ***UPDATE Oct 13, 2008, Headlines: ‘SECOND FIRE BREAKS OUT IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY’ …***UPDATE Nov 15, 2008 Headlines: ‘Los Angeles fears blackouts as wildfire burns’ …

Prediction #16:  Earthquake hits Seattle, Washington… ***UPDATE Jan 30, 2009 Headlines: ’4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Seattle’ .

Prediction #17:  Oil pipeline breaks in Alaska or Canada… ***INFO Oct 16, 2008 Headlines: ‘Explosion targets gas pipeline in western Canada’ … ‘Gas pipeline bombed in western Canada, 2nd blast this week in British Columbia…     

Prediction #18:  Shooting of US Border Agent along Mexican border stirs outcry from US Citizens… ***UPDATE July 24, 2009 Headlines:Border Patrol Agent Killed in San Diego County‘ … ‘A U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot to death in a remote area of San Diego County as he tracked suspected illegal immigrants or drug smugglers, authorities said Friday

Prediction #19:  Russia develops new sophisticated fighter jet that’s stealth & fast (concerns US military)… ***UPDATE Dec  28, 2008 Headlines: ‘Russian fighter defeats US fifth-generation warplane’… 

Prediction #20:  At least 3 major newspapers go out of business or merge with others..Boston Globe, WSJ could be one of them… ***UPDATE July 25, 2008 Headlines: ‘WSJ/NY POST/NY DAILY NEWS IN TALKS TO COMBINE PRINTING’…***UPDATE Dec 5, 2008 Headlines: ‘WSJ: TRIBUNE Prepares for Bankruptcy Filing’ …***UPDATE Dec 4, 2008 Headlines: ‘More than 30 daily newspapers up for sale; buyers scarce’…  

Prediction #21:  New housing market at a snails pace by Jan 2009… ***UPDATE Jan 29, 2009 Headlines: ‘New home sales plunge to lowest on record’ …

Prediction #22:  Gold sets new record high by Jan/Feb 2009… ***UPDATE Jan 26, 2009Headlines:Gold pushes above $900 in buying spree’… ”The spot “gold fix” in London reached an all-time high of $1030.80 dollars per ounce’ … *** UPDATE Jan 30, 2009 Headlines: ‘Gold Ends At Six-month High On Safe-haven Buying ‘… ***UPDATE Feb 9, 2009 Headlines: ‘Bullion sales hit record in rush to safety ‘…

Prediction #23:  Record cold set for England this winter… ***INFO Oct 31, 2008 Headlines: ‘Clean-up operation after freak hail storm’ …’The residents of a Devon town hit by a freak hail storm which left them up to 5ft deep in ice face a huge clean-up operation. …***UPDATE Dec 5, 2008 Headlines: ’2008 will be coolest year of the decade’…  ***UPDATE Feb 2, 2009 Headlines: ‘Heaviest snow in 20 years brings large parts of Britain to a halt’ ..

Prediction #24:  Controversy involving President Bush up to his last days in office angers many close to him, could be a payback to his critics?… ***UPDATE Nov 18, 2008 Headlines: ‘Last-minute Bush abortion ruling causes furor’…***UPDATE Dec 14, 2008 Headlines: ‘Bush sneaks through host of laws to undermine Obama’… 

Prediction #25:  Lost city found in Antarctica (or island)… ***UPDATE Aug, 5, 2008 Headlines: ‘Lost world frozen 14m years ago found in Antarctica’  

Prediction #26:  Changes to Income Tax laws make it easier in 2009 for many taxpayers… 

Prediction #27:  E-Coli outbreak in Beef industry reported in Midwest again…   ***UPDATE  June 2, 2008 Headlines: ‘E. Coli Illnesses Prompt Beef Recall’…… ‘an Agriculture Department warning that the beef supplied by a Nebraska company may be responsible for at least 40 illnesses’ …. ***UPDATE Aug 8, 2008 Headlines:  ‘E. coli Cases Linked To Beef Sold At Whole Foods’ …   

Prediction #28:  New vaccine for AIDS/HIV developed for children… ***INFO Nov 15, 2008 Headlines: ‘ UPDATE: AIDS PATIENT REPORTED CURED WITH A RARE TREATMENT’…

Prediction #29:  Death in Africa due to famine increase across continent with many many deaths… ***UPDATE July 28, 2008 Headlines: ‘African famine threat to 14.5 million people ‘…   ***UPDATE Jan 29, 2009 Headlines: ‘Seven million Zimbabweans need food aid -WFP’… ***UPDATE Jan 30, 2009 Headlines: ‘Ethiopia says 4.9 million people need food aid’ …

Prediction #30:  More earthquakes/tremors felt along New Madrid fault… ***INFO Nov 20, 2008 Headlines: ‘Government warns of ‘catastrophic’ U.S. quake’ …’FEMA predicted a large earthquake would cause ‘widespread and catastrophic physical damage’ across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee — home to some 44 million people’… ***UPDATE Nov 28, 2008 Headlines: ‘Expert: Small Ark. earthquakes could be warning‘…***UPDATE Dec 16, 2008 Headlines: ‘Weak earthquake hits SC near Charleston’…

Prediction #31:  Earthquake seen/felt in Arizona… ***UPDATE May 9, 2009 Headlines: ‘Arizona Geology: M 3.1 earthquake in central Arizona

Prediction #32:  Oprah walks away from her TV show to begin a new format to include a larger audience with more interaction with her audience/fans.  (Oprah wants to reach people around the world – could include something to do with the Internet or Video-Teleconferencing of host and guests around the world at the same time)… ***UPDATE Oct 20, 2008 Headlines: ‘Oprah Winfrey’s show offered in Spanish’… ***UPDATE Nov 21, 2008 Headlines: ‘Oprah looks to work magic with new TV network’…‘The mission is to create the first network about living your best life,’ Schwartz says. That means ‘a lot of empowering, inspirational programming that’s entertaining and meaningful.’    ..***UPDATE Dec 16, 2008 Headlines: ‘HBO, Winfrey’s production company reaches deal’ … ‘HBO signs three-year deal to produce material with Winfrey’s production company’ …Oprah Winfrey is ending a long-term relationship with ABC by taking her production company to HBO for a three-year deal to make movies, documentaries and TV series’.   ..***UPDATE  Nov 06, 2009 Headlines: ‘OPRAH’ Giving Up Syndicated Talk Show; Daytime Queen Moving It To Her Cable Network In 2011′.  …

Prediction #33:  Danger/death around Joran Van der sloot… ***UPDATE Nov 15, 2008 Headlines: ‘Joran van der Sloot flees Thailand and possible human trafficking charges’….    ***UPDATE Feb 12, 2010 Headlines: ‘Chief Suspect Van der Sloot’s Dad Dies: Did Holloway Secrets Go to the Grave?‘ …

Prediction #34:  Kidnappings increase along US/Mexico border of women…    

Prediction #35:  Political unrest in El Salvador increases…  ***UPDATE March 14, 2009 Headlines: ‘El Salvador heads to the polls‘ …’ The FMLN claim that ARENA has stolen past elections with “aggressive fraud,” including registering dead voters and using false identifications to allow Mexicans and Guatemalans to vote   

Prediction #36:  Syria, Iran, Russia takes sides against Israel over confrontation in U.N…  ***UPDATE June 8, 2008 Headlines: ‘Iran urges UN action against Israel’… ***UPDATE Sept 20, 2008 Headlines: ‘Russia opposes new UN sanctions on Iran for now’
… ***UPDATE Dec 31, 2008 Headlines
: ‘Iran Jews stage pro-Palestinian rally near UN offices in Tehran’ … ***UPDATE Jan 16, 2009 Headlines ‘Syrian president calls for cutting all ties with Israel’… ***UPDATE Jan 16, 2009 Headlines: ‘Turkish PM: Israel should be barred from UN’ …

Prediction #37:  Earths magnetic pole shifts and creates greater earth wobble…  ***UPDATE Aug 18, 2008 Headlines: ‘Study: Earth’s magnetic field is changing’… ***INFO Dec 17, 2008 Headlines: ‘Scientists find hole in Earth’s magnetic field’ …  

Prediction #38:  Unmanned craft goes to Space Station with food/supplies… ***UPDATE Sept 10, 2008 Headlines:  ‘Russia sends supply ship to intn’l space station’…’unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off successfully carrying supplies, equipment and gifts for the international space station’ 

Prediction #39:  Accident on Space Station with at least one injured/dead (maybe Russian)…  ***INFO March 14, 2009 Headlines: ‘Space Station’s Future May End This Year’ …’The recent satellite collision which took place will impact the space station’s future. When the crew was sent into their capsule recently due to a fragment of space junk that signaled the beginning’…

Prediction #40:  Increase in UFO activity seen in 2009 with more Govt disclosures… ***INFO July 24, 2008 Headlines: ‘Apollo Astronaut Mitchell Says ET Has Made Contact’ …..‘Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, the sixth man to walk on the moon has claimed’***UPDATE Oct 20, 2008 Headlines: ‘Britain releases UFO files, dispels some mysteries’ ***UPDATE Aug 16, 2009 Headlines: ‘Britain publishes more UFO files, but few answers’ …’Is the truth in there? Britain reveals more secret files on UFO claims, but offers few answers’***UPDATE Aug 17, 2009 Headlines: ‘1300+ Pages Of Secret UFO Docs Surface In Brazil’ …’Over 1,300 pages of former secret UFO documents surface in Brazil and was given to the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers Hundreds of papers from the Brazilian Air Force’s official System for the Investigation of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon have surfaced and demonstrate how Nation’s military authorities dealt with the UFO Phenomena in the 60s and 70s‘ ….

Prediction #41:  Assassination (or attempt) of Mexican President Calderon by drug cartel linked to arrests…  ***UPDATE Aug 10, 2009, Headlines: ‘Mexico: Suspect plotted to kill president‘ … ‘Federal police have arrested a drug cartel suspect they believe was behind a plot to kill President Felipe Calderon in retaliation for his crackdown on organized crime, the head of the anti-drug unit said Monday‘ …. 

Prediction #42:  Stock market boom for oil market, Rumors of oil over $145.00 a barrel after Saudi report of declining reserves… ***UPDATE June 28, 2008, Headlines: ‘OPEC Leader Khelil Says Dollar Will Drive Oil to $170′… ***UPDATE  July 3, 2008 Headlines: ‘Oil soars past 145 dollars for first time’… 

Prediction #43:  Two major networks (could be ABC/CBS) join forces to start a new news format against Fox News…  ***UPDATE June 16, 2009 Headlines: ‘ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE …’In addition, according to an ABC News report, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS, NIGHTLINE and ABCs web news will all feature special programming on the president’s health care agenda. Today, the Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to add our Party’s views to those of the President’s to ensure that all sides of the health care reform debate are presented. Our request was rejected.

Prediction #44:  Rush Limbaugh has nervous breakdown leaves the air for a while…  ***INFO Dec 31, 2009 Headlines: ‘Rush Limbaugh resting comfortably at Honolulu hospital where he was taken with chest pains…‘ …

Prediction #45:  Some 2008 Presidential candidates join forces to start new Political party (religious?) Huckabee at center!… ***UPDATE Sept 26, 2008 Headlines: ‘Huckabee to debut new show on Fox News’…’Since exiting the race, Huckabee has started a political action committee to raise money for other Republicans’… ***INFO Nov 19, 2008 Headlines: ‘Huckabee won’t rule out 2012 run for president’

Prediction #46:  News of (possible) nuclear attack on DC will cause panic…  ***INFO June 25, 2009 Headlines: ‘Plan to protect D.C. from nuke EMP attack‘ …’ Defense initiative focuses on saving government‘ …’The commission concluded Iran is not only covertly developing nuclear weapons. Since 2005 Tehran has been testing ballistic missiles designed to destroy America’s technical infrastructure, effectively neutralizing the world’s lone superpower’

Prediction #47:  Bin Laden will be found in or before 2009 (news of?)…  ***INFO June 2, 2008 Headlines:  ‘Is Osama bin Laden Dying … Again?…….. ‘Now the CIA has produced a report saying that bin Laden has long-term kidney disease and may have only months to live..’ …***INFO June 15, 2008 Headlines: ‘Get Osama Bin Laden before I leave office, orders George W Bush’ …***INFO Nov 13, 2008 Headlines: ‘CIA Chief: Bin Laden Alive, Worried About ‘Own Security”  … ***UPDATE June 11, 2009 Headlines: ‘CIA: Bin Laden still believed to be in Pakistan’

Prediction #49:  Explosions seen in Russia around former President Putin…  ***INFO Jan 30 2009 Headlines: ‘Violent clashes in Russia as angry protesters call for Putin to resign over economy’..

Prediction #50:  More bomb attacks reported in London after political unrest with Muslims…   

Prediction #51:  Civil unrest in Paris seen by teens/students over crackdowns on rights/curfews… ***UPDATE Jan 30, 2009 Headlines: ‘PARIS UNREST WILL SPREAD ROUND WORLD, UNIONS WARN’… ***UPDATE Aug 10, 2009 Headlines: 40 youths riot in Paris suburb after teen’s death’ …’40 youths in Paris suburb attack officers, torch cars after teen dies while fleeing police’

Prediction #52:  New portable computers unveiled, lighter weight, longer battery life geared toward women users… ***UPDATE Oct 28, 2008 Headlines: ‘HP launches $400 mini-notebook as it plays catch-up’…..’ultraportable, inexpensive laptops designed for Web browsing and light tasks — have taken the PC market by storm this year’ 

Prediction #53:  Less people fly on airplanes due to protest by passengers based on abuse by airlines…  ***UPDATE Jan 15, 2009 Headlines: ‘Ten Reasons Why Fewer People are Flying’…

Prediction #54:  American Airlines in bankruptcy by 2009… ***INFO June 5, 2008 Headlines: ‘American Airlines denies bankruptcy rumor’… ***INFO Oct 28, 2008 Headlines: ‘American Airlines will close KC base’ …’American Airlines will close a maintenance base in Kansas City, Mo., and shrink other repair shops next September as the slump in travel leaves fewer planes to maintain’ ….

Prediction #55:  Mergers of major banks like Citigroup begin after financial loss disclosures… ***INFO May 8, 2008 Headlines: ‘Citigroup to get smaller’ … June 26, 2008 Headlines: ‘Citigroup may write down $9 bln in Q2: Goldman Sachs’ ….July 10, 2008 Headlines: ‘Citibank to Leave Texas Market’ …. July 11, 2008 Headlines:  ‘Citi to sell German unit to Credit Mutuel for $7.7 bln’ …***UPDATE Sept 15, 2008 Headlines: ‘NEWSMAKER-Bank of America CEO gets his prey, with Merrill’….***UPDATE Sept 16, 2008 Headlines: ‘Q&A: Lehman Brothers bank collapse’…***UPDATE Sept 17, 2008 Headlines: ‘Morgan Stanley Considers Merger With Wachovia’…***UPDATE Sept 26, 2008 Headlines: ‘Wachovia Begins Early Deal Talks with Citi ‘

Prediction #56:  Death around our favorite Star: Elizabeth Taylor in 2009… ***INFO Aug 1, 2008, Headlines: ‘Liz Taylor recovering in hospital after being put ‘on life support machine’ for heart failure’ … …. ***INFO May 22, 2009 Headlines: ‘Elizabeth Taylor tweets from her hospital bed‘ … ***INFO Oct 06, 2009 Headlines: ‘Elizabeth Taylor in hospital for heart operation’ …’Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor is to undergo a heart operation to repair a “leaky valve,” the iconic Oscar-winning actress announced Tuesday’ ….

Prediction #57:  Death around Paul Newman in 2009… ***UPDATE Sept 27, 2008 Headlines: ‘Hollywood legend Paul Newman dead at 83′ 

Prediction #58:  Several more famous male actors will die in 2009… ***UPDATE Jan 14, 2009 Headlines: ‘Ricardo Montalban dies at 88′… ***UPDATE Feb 6, 2009 Headlines: ‘Versatile actor James Whitmore dies …***UPDATE June 11, 2009 Headlines: ‘Actor David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

Prediction #59:  Death of a former President or First Lady seen by 2009, could be 2 of them (Nancy Reagan is close)… ***INFO Oct 15, 2008 Headlines: ‘Nancy Reagan hospitalized with broken pelvis’…***INFO Nov 26, 2008 Headlines: ‘Former first lady hospitalized in Houston’… (Barbara Bush) … ***UPDATE March 5, 2009 Headlines: ‘Barbara Bush undergoes heart surgery’…‘Operation comes after former first lady has shortness of breath’

Prediction #60:  Water shortages get worse in 2009, East coast & Midwest at center, drought in Southern States…  ***UPDATE Feb 4, 2009 Headlines ‘Town could run out of water by end of April’ …’Bone-dry Bolinas – barometer for state?’ … ***UPDATE Feb 27, 2009 Headlines: ‘Calif. declares drought emergency, mulls rationing’… & ‘Schwarzenegger declares Calif. drought emergency’

Prediction #61:  Biometric paper money introduced, can be traced to users/buyers…(funny money – gives a whole new meaning to ‘Follow the money’ UK?)… 

Prediction #62:  Earthquakes off of the California coast will be seen again… ***UPDATE Sept 5, 2008 Headlines: ‘Minor quake jolts Oakland, California’ …***UPDATE Oct 2, 2008 Headlines: ‘Magnitude-4.1 quake shakes San Bernardino County’…***UPDATE Dec 5, Headlines: ‘Quake hits inland Southern California’...  ***UPDATE Jan  29, 2009 Headlines: ‘Magnitude-4.2 quake shakes isles off Calif. coast’ …

 

****ADDITIONAL PREDICTIONS: May 22, 2008****

 

Prediction #63:  Earthquake/tremors seen in Iran.  (Turkey may be involved too?)… ***UPDATE Sept 10, 2008, Headlines: ‘Quake in Iran kills 7, sends tremors across Gulf‘  

Prediction #64:  A gallon of bottled/fresh Water will soon sell for more than a gallon of gas…  *Clarification: (I’m not talking about adding up the price of 4-1qt bottles here….. potable/drinking water will be so scarce in some places that people will pay anything to get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!)  ***INFO July 28, Headlines: ‘ (San Diego) Mayor Sanders Declares Water Shortage Emergency’… ***INFO Sept 4, 2008, Headlines: ‘California ‘water bank’ in works amid drought’ …***INFO  Oct 31, 2008 Headlines: ‘Calif. to cut water deliveries to cities, farms’… ‘Water rationing possible as Calif. cuts deliveries to cities, farms to lowest level in years’.. 

Prediction #65:  A viral epidemic will cause a foreign city to be quarantine in the coming months – creating panic… ***UPDATE June 21, 2008 Headlines: ‘Mystery Killer Disease Claims 14 Lives in India’ ……’To control the spread of this ‘unknown’ disease, district health authorities have advised villagers to consume only boiled water’…***UPDATE July, 26, 2008, Headlines:  ‘Mystery disease claim 7 lives’ (Nepal) …… ‘An outbreak of a mysterious disease has claimed the lives of 7 people in Sindhupalchowk district in the last five days….. Local residents said that patients suffering from the mystery disease died within 24 to 72 hours of contracting the disease…’ …..***INFO Aug 8, 2008, Headlines:  ‘C Diff linked to 300 NHS deaths in six months’ ……..’The hospital bug Clostridium Difficile caused or contributed to nearly 300 deaths in Scotland in six months, an unprecedented investigation revealed yesterday.’…***INFO Aug 25, 2008, Headlines:  ‘Mystery virus kills 160′ …’Rural Kanpur (India) is fighting its most frightening scourge —a mystery disease that has left a long line of bodies in its trail and doesn’t seem anywhere finished.Some ‘ 

Prediction #66:  Olympic games will be canceled due to Countries pulling out of competition due to fear… ***INFO July 27, 2008, Headlines: ‘Islamist bombers target Olympics’…… ‘A MILITANT Islamic group has threatened to attack the Beijing Olympics with suicide bombers and biological weapons and has claimed responsibility for a string of fatal bombings and explosions in China over recent weeks’. 

Prediction #67:  A religious group will make a prediction that a catastrophic event will occur at the Olympics, (Monks?)… ***UPDATE:  Aug. 7, 2008, Headlines: ‘Turkestan Islamic Party Releases Olympics Threat Video’ …. ‘An Islamic group has threatened attacks against the Olympics in China and urged Muslims to stay away from events there…’

 

****ADDITIONAL PREDICTIONS: Jun 3, 2008****

 

Prediction #68:  I saw the crane accidents that occurred in the past few months before they happened and I’m told they will keep happening in the same places at least 2 more times before summer ends! (one town may get hit with 3 accidents this year)… ***INFO July 14, 2008 Headlines: ’13 Workers Flee When Crane Falls On Top Of Altamonte Springs Home’  (Florida) ……  ***UPDATE July 18,  2008 Headlines:  ‘Crane collapses at Houston refinery, killing 4′….. ‘Crane safety has been getting extra scrutiny in recent months because of an alarming number of crane-related deaths in places such as New York, Miami and Las Vegas.’ … ***UPDATE July 24, 2008 Headlines:  ‘Okla. crane fall kills man watching construction’ …  ***UPDATE July 30, 2008 Headlines: ‘Falling crane kills worker on Central Texas bridge project’ …***UPDATE Aug 13, 2008, Headlines: ‘Construction Worker Injured In Crane Accident ‘ (Detroit) … ***UPDATE Aug 13, 2008, Headlines: ‘Iowa Man Killed In Crane Accident’. 

Prediction #69:  The price of a barrel of oil will peak to about $160-$170 dollars a barrel before early next year before it levels off… 

Prediction #70:  Several major cities will go bankrupt in the coming months due to energy costs… ***UPDATE Oct 14, 2008 Headlines: ‘Daley To Shut Down City Government To Save Cash’… ***UPDATE  Oct 31, 2008, Headlines: ‘WILD WILD WEST: California Cities Cut Police Budgets……’ …***UPDATE  Nov 4, 2008 Headlines: ‘NYC budget woes hit police, fire, health services’…‘Official: NYC budget woes forcing cuts in health services; no new police hires, 3K job cuts’ …

Prediction #71:  A major Japanese car manufacturer will try to buy General Motors… ***INFO Oct 30, 2008 Headlines: ‘GM denies asking Toyota for help’ … ***INFO Nov 8, 2008 Headlines: ‘General Motors is facing bankruptcy within months’ … ***UPDATE June 12, 2009 Headlines: ‘Honda has no interest in GM, Chrysler assets’ …’Japan Honda executive says automaker never interested in GM, Chrysler assets’ …

Prediction #72:  Google will buy into a TV/cable network this year… ***UPDATE Sept 8, 2008 Headlines: ‘Google signs TV deal with NBC Universal’  

Prediction #73:  Google stock will rise significantly in value in the coming months…beating Wall Street expectations… ***UPDATE Oct 16, 2008 Headlines: ‘Google 3Q earnings rise 26 pct, top analyst views‘. 

Prediction #74:  General Motors stock will fall below $7.00 a share this year…(I see probably to $5 a share)… ***UPDATE Oct 9, 2008 Headlines: ‘GM shares fall to lowest level since 1950′…’GM, whose shares fell as low as $5.42 on the New York Stock Exchange’ 

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