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Open thread: Your predictions for 2011..about anything..politics, sports, who will die next year..
one man's opinion...

Posted on 12/28/2010 6:54:42 AM PST by ken5050

OK, fellow Freepers, next year is almost upon us. And, no doubt, it will be interesting. So here's your chance to show off your powers of prediction. Tell us what you think will happen next year..on any subject(s), as many as you wish... politics, sports, the economy, who will die next year, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars..anything and everything..as many as you want.


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Here's my list:

Kim Jong Il, Hosni Mubarak, and Fidel Castro will ALL die

Osama bin Ladin will still NOT be captured

Red Sox beat Phillies to win World Series, despite Phillies having FOUR 20 game winners

UConn's women basketball team still hasn't lost a game

Alvin Greene wins SC state legislature seat

Major quake (8.0) hits California

1 posted on 12/28/2010 6:54:44 AM PST by ken5050
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To: maggief

FYI..


2 posted on 12/28/2010 6:55:13 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: abb

Which papers fold in 2011?


3 posted on 12/28/2010 6:55:57 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that the Cubs will not win the World Series.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 6:56:44 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Die in 2011?

I hope to die to self this year and let Christ Jesus shine through me more!


5 posted on 12/28/2010 6:58:50 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: ken5050

Bite Me resigns.


6 posted on 12/28/2010 7:01:03 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: ken5050

Red Sox beating the Phillies is not a prediction but a wicked dream!


7 posted on 12/28/2010 7:01:06 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ken5050

Perhaps the SF Chronicle, of the major papers. But they all will continue to shrink in coverage and importance, as news reporting shifts more online.

Some of the bigger papers may be able to make the shift to completely online and thereby survive.

I’m thinking a lot of small to mid-size papers will fade away, as they’re too small to do online properly.

It is without question that the clout of the Dinosaur Media is shrinking by the day.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 7:01:53 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: ken5050

I have no list, but I am quite certain that the USA culture
and state of the nation that I grew up in will continue to decline.
It will take a massive revolution, or act of God, to
bring the USA back from the brink.
I will add...This applies to ALL of the western cultures and nations.


9 posted on 12/28/2010 7:02:17 AM PST by AlexW
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To: ken5050

We will be marching closer and closer to the shining socialist dream under wise leadership of our glorious leader for life Presedent Teleprompter!
God help US!


10 posted on 12/28/2010 7:02:40 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: ken5050

The “Uh” will take more needed vacations and play more very much needed rounds of golf...


11 posted on 12/28/2010 7:02:44 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: ken5050

Bin Laden, still dead.

Soverign debt defaults (somewhere)

Food riots (somewhere)

Cleveland Browns win the SuperBowl, actually that would be February 2012.


12 posted on 12/28/2010 7:06:37 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Bite Me resigns."

AND, Hildabeast is installed as Veep?!?

13 posted on 12/28/2010 7:06:53 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: ken5050

Republicans in the House and Senate betray the will of the people.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 7:08:42 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ken5050

Whatever happens, all of the bad stuff will be Bush’s fault.

Bob Barker will die. Have you seen him on the commercial? Holy crap, the guy looks like he’s 124 or so.


15 posted on 12/28/2010 7:10:27 AM PST by Mich Patriot (...politics is the second oldest profession...it bears a striking resemblance to the first." RReagan)
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To: ken5050
Major weakening of the US dollar vs. major international currencies.

8% inflation while the official indexes exclude food and energy costs to report officially low percentages.

One trillion in US debt bought by the Fed to further monetize our debt.

Further average house price decline.

Unemployment percentage increases to 11%.

Gas prices increase to $4.00 per gallon.

Obama declares that all is getting slowly better, but he needs more cooperation from the GOP for the US to fully recover.

16 posted on 12/28/2010 7:10:27 AM PST by Truth29
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To: ken5050

UHH Rats will tax and spend
RINOs will fold


17 posted on 12/28/2010 7:10:48 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Red_Devil 232

OJ will find the “real killers”.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 7:11:02 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ken5050

I still have Keith Richard in my dead pool. He’s been there since 1975, and one of these years I’m going to get lucky!


19 posted on 12/28/2010 7:11:35 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ken5050

Senator Lautenberg (D,NJ) will die in office this year. The NJ legislature will attempt to force the Governor to appoint a Democrat to replace him.

The NJ media will agree. The NJ supreme Court will interpret the Constitution to agree as well.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 7:11:41 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: massgopguy

Ha ha ha...OJ is going to find himself. It’s about time.


21 posted on 12/28/2010 7:12:04 AM PST by Mich Patriot (...politics is the second oldest profession...it bears a striking resemblance to the first." RReagan)
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To: Red_Devil 232
That's not a prediction.

That's a stone-solid CERTAINTY.

22 posted on 12/28/2010 7:12:54 AM PST by WayneS (...with apologies to Joseph heller)
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To: ken5050

I predict legislation which will be intended to:

1. Silence Rush, Beck, and Sean, Fox News
2. End homeschooling

I predict a major attack against the US at home or abroad and an impotent response to it.


23 posted on 12/28/2010 7:13:02 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: ken5050

The Baltimore Orioles will have a losing season.

Unless Peter Angelos dies.


24 posted on 12/28/2010 7:14:48 AM PST by WayneS (...with apologies to Joseph heller)
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To: ken5050

Someone relatively high up in the hussein obama administration does something so egregious they are finally indicted and face charges.

Illegal alien violence along the southern border becomes so bad the MSM is embarrassed into reporting on it.

At least one, if not two or even as many as three minor (lone gunman) Muslim terrorist attacks on US soil. The MSM will continue to downplay the Muslim angle. Total deaths from the incidents a little under one hundred. DHS uses this as an excuse to further their Gestapo leanings, without actually addressing the real problem.

hussein obama and his big-government cohorts in crime will continue to push their agenda usurping our rights. The GOP House, having seen the bloodshed last November, will stand up to them.

AGW will drop out of the MSM news like it never happened. Instead, the would-be power-grabbers will morph, using any bad storm, any weather (good, bad, hot, cold) to push their new “rapid climate change” scam. Here’s a hint, climate is weather over the long term...”rapid climate change” is just “weather” and yes, there’s some good, some bad, but it is almost always going to be off-average.

Gas tops $3.00 a gallon nationwide, and stays there. The MSM gives hussein obama a pass, while they would have vilified former President Bush.

The dollar continues to lose value.

US deaths in Afghanistan continue to rise thanks to hussein obama’s insane ROE. Some desertions and AWOLs begin to leak into the news. Who wants to walk into a meat grinder with one arm tied behind their back?

At least one lawsuit thanks to the repeal of DADT - where some homosexual claims he/she/it was passed-over for promotion or a plum assignment just because he/she/it came out and is openly homosexual.

The economy begins to recover, ever so slightly. Partly because you just can’t hold it down too long, no-matter what the government does - businesses will find a way to make money, that is their job. Mostly it is due to the GOP controlled House shutting down parts of the hussein-insane agenda, and businesses beginning to see a capitalist, free-market light at the end of a 4 year big-government socialist tunnel.


25 posted on 12/28/2010 7:15:22 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ken5050
2010 will be declared the warmest winter ever. Pictures of polar bears water skiing in shorts will show their ever receding culture is in danger.
26 posted on 12/28/2010 7:17:32 AM PST by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: ken5050

Talk about playing safe! LOL


27 posted on 12/28/2010 7:19:47 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: eCSMaster

I think it’s Leahy who will have health issues. He’s old too, and he hasn’t looked all that great in a while. Having so much hatred and meanness inside isn’t good for the body. It would be surprising if Leahy can go much longer without negative physical repercussions of some kind. [Not that I wish him ill. I just wish he’d retire—along with most of the other ancient congressional fixtures.]


28 posted on 12/28/2010 7:20:12 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Mich Patriot

You mean Larry King’s brother? LOL


29 posted on 12/28/2010 7:21:47 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: ken5050

The Vikings will not win the Super Bowl...


30 posted on 12/28/2010 7:22:17 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: ken5050
Desperate Democrat War Rooms - worried the MSM might be waking up - will double the number of fake hate letters sent to MSM columnists and reporters purportedly from hateful conservatives.

If conservatives sent fake letters supposedly "from Jews or Muslims", would the press fall for it? Or would they investigate? The MSM's classic bimbo - wants so bad to be fooled they're almost part of the scam.

31 posted on 12/28/2010 7:22:48 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: ClearCase_guy

EEEE’S not dead. EEE is just SLEEPING! That is the best Monty Python I can do. LOL


32 posted on 12/28/2010 7:23:40 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: ken5050
The insolvency of all of America's major banks is finally recognized and they are all taken into receivership...April Fool! - they'll buy off enough politicians to keep playing "let's pretend" for another year, at least. Japan's banks are getting close to twenty years of the same.

And the swift collapse of the real estate bubbles in China, Australia, and Canada will put big stress on the world economy, making the US dollar look like a pretty good alternative. Expect the dollar to strengthen, and deflation to continue to be the dominant theme, in spite of Bernanke's frantic efforts to recreate the Carter era for middle Americans so that certain politically inconvenient speculators can escape their bad bets unharmed.

Politically, it will become evident the Republicans have no viable candidate for 2012, and it's going to look like 1996 and 2008 all over again. By the end of the year, as Romney sinks ever lower in the polls, the party will turn to Jeb Bush as the "savior", enraging conservatives and the MSM, alike.

All states in trouble will be bailed out. All cities in trouble will be bailed out. All pension funds in trouble will be bailed out. The Federal dollars needed are far less than we have already (secretly) spent propping up the banks.

"Death panels" will be reframed as "smart spending" - since taking away $500K or more of end-of-life care from wrinkly old white Republicans can provide a ton of free services to young potential Democrat voters.

Osama bin Laden will remain dead and buried in Tora Bora where he has been since December 2001, serving as a useful tool for both sides. The Afghan war's current objectives will be widely recognized as unachievable, but Obama won't pull out because he won't want to be known in the history books as the guy that gave up. We'll be there until mid-2013, at least.

Giants will win their second straight World Series, sending the East Coast Media into convulsions. :)

33 posted on 12/28/2010 7:26:06 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: ken5050

I am really going out on a limb here. The Detroit Lions will have another loosing season.


34 posted on 12/28/2010 7:26:20 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: ken5050

Michelle Obama goes on Dancing With The Stars.

Massive earthquakes ensue.


35 posted on 12/28/2010 7:26:35 AM PST by digger48
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To: stefanbatory

“The Vikings will not win the Super Bowl”

I just as soon watch paint dry, as worry about who is going to win anything in ANY sport.
I guess it is a gene that was lost somewhere in my family.


36 posted on 12/28/2010 7:26:42 AM PST by AlexW
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Bite Me resigns.

It could very well happen by this Friday (still 2010).

37 posted on 12/28/2010 7:29:07 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: ken5050
Obamacare will begin to die by a thousand cuts, court rulings, Congressional funding, public outrage.

Hillary Clinton will resign as Sec State and not take the 'Sherman' for 2012.

North Korea will begin to collapse as ROKs hardline stance and refusal to fund any more aid starts the ball rolling.

With Iranian regime on the ropes, the Mullahs will pull the trigger on another go at Israel with Hezzbollah starting it off with a coup in Lebanon this spring.

38 posted on 12/28/2010 7:31:31 AM PST by AU72
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To: ken5050

The DJIA will be be at 9,234 on June 14.


39 posted on 12/28/2010 7:35:40 AM PST by kingcanuteus
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To: ken5050

1. An American company will announce a major breakthrough in Cold Fusion power, promising cheap, economical electricity. They will be shut down by the EPA after rules regulating ‘hydrino emissions’ are hurredly enacted.

2. Hillary out as SoS, announcing her 2012 candidacy as a Republican.

3. A ‘bank holiday’, Christmas Eve 2011. All electronic transactions suspended for the rest of the year.

4. Bo Obama sadly passes, after choking on a discarded chicken bone.


40 posted on 12/28/2010 7:38:09 AM PST by blindsangamon
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To: ken5050

Obama will take more vacations than he did in his first two years combined.


41 posted on 12/28/2010 7:44:38 AM PST by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: ken5050

Todd Palin will appear on DWTS w/ The Octomon and Kate and will dance in the frst threesome! JUST KIDDING!


42 posted on 12/28/2010 7:46:14 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: 1rudeboy

So funny I forgot to laugh.


43 posted on 12/28/2010 7:48:28 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
It's really a shame, because I'm still giving the benefit of the doubt to the Ricketts family. They have a substantial hole to dig out of . . . .

Watching all the drama will be interesting, because Cubs fans won't be patient.

44 posted on 12/28/2010 7:51:52 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Yeah, after 102 years, we’re getting impatient.


45 posted on 12/28/2010 7:59:55 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: ken5050
2010 predictions for the lulz
46 posted on 12/28/2010 8:04:04 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ken5050

With BO’s admin weakened by multiple investigations, I look for the Clintons to put a final fork in BO’s “fairytale.”


47 posted on 12/28/2010 8:04:20 AM PST by maggief
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To: ken5050

After the US House opens investigations into the Obama regime, and it starts looking worse and worse for him and the Democratic party, unknown Dem ‘elites’ will order a “hit” on the President. They’ll find some drug-addled lib willing to die for the cause. He will get close enough to the President to get off a fatal shot, and then scream as loud as he can “RUSH LIMBAUGH WAS RIGHT” (or somesuch phrase that squarely ties him to Conservative Talk Radio). He will then turn the gun on himself, taking his secrets with him.


48 posted on 12/28/2010 8:31:10 AM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Of course, we all know that Keith cannot be killed by conventional means.
49 posted on 12/28/2010 9:16:07 AM PST by hifidelity
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To: ken5050

Kind of fun to go back and look at the 2010 predictions.
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Afreerepublic.com+predictions+for+2010&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&client=firefox-a&rlz=1R1GGLL_en___US396


50 posted on 12/28/2010 9:35:13 AM PST by mnehring
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