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  • Western Illinois University Predicts a Bernie Sanders Victory in 2016

    11/15/2015 5:33:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/03/2015 | By Colleen Connolly
    The results are in for one Illinois university's famous mock presidential election, but the clear winner may surprise some. Western Illinois University's mock election predicted a landslide victory for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, with running mate Martin O'Malley, in 2016. The predicted Sanders-O'Malley ticket garnered 404 electoral votes to Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio's 114 votes. In the popular vote, Sanders earned 741 votes (49 percent) to Bush's 577 (38 percent). The famously accurate mock election correctly predicted the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections, and the university claims it's the "largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the nation."...
  • Controversial Study Claims 99.9 Percent Chance Of Major Los Angeles Earthquake In 3 Years

    10/21/2015 2:26:16 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    89.3 KPPC ^ | Sanden Totten
    Sanden Totten October 20 Angelenos live under constant threat of a major earthquake, but a controversial new study from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory puts a number on that threat. The scientific paper claims there is a 99.9 percent chance of an earthquake between magnitude 5 and 6.3 in less than three years. The study was published earlier this month by the American Geophysical Union's Earth and Space Science journal. The bold claim has taken many in the seismic community by surprise. Lead author, Andrea Donnellan of JPL, said this study used GPS and airborne radar data to look at land...
  • What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

    10/04/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2015 | Ana Swanson
    There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future. "France in the Year 2000" is one example. The series of paintings, made by Jean-Marc CŰtť and other French artists in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, shows artist depictions of what life might look like in the year 2000. The first series of images were printed and enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes around the time of the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, according to the Public Domain Review, then later turned into postcards.
  • The Future (As Predicted By Science Fiction)

    08/16/2015 8:10:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Based on speculative fiction, the following visualization analyzes 62 'foretold' future events (social, scientific, technological, or political). Many are catastrophic, but, in the end - good news - in 802,701 the world will still exist and everything will be more or less ok... 62 'foretold' future events
  • Chris Hitchens on Hillary (and Bill) March 2001!

    07/01/2015 11:32:39 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19,2013 | Christopher Hitchens/Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller Live S08 E07 March 2 2001 Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens correctly characterizes (throughout the segment) the Clinton grifting couple. WARNING-this is an HBO show, foul language and sophisticated, accurate descriptions of how nasty these two are, by people who knew and know. Prescient. Beginning at time signature 22:17 Hitchens talks about Billy Boy moving back to blacks (like the current church burning non-events of today) into Harlem, and further how it is Hillary who is after the money and always was.
  • Wall Street and 5th Avenue Planned for Benghazi

    05/18/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Founders Code ^ | May 18, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Imagine a hotel room at the Plaza Hotel, shopping at Bloomingdales and dining at the Rainbow Room in Benghazi. Yes Benghazi, after all the most feared leader, Muammar Gaddafi is dead and all is calm after the attack on American interests in 2012. So, never let a good crisis go to waste. Libya had and has a deadly history where some elites had high aspirations for a new Libya. Trey Gowdy, the Chairman of the Benghazi Commission likely has some documented trails on Hillaryís future dreams for Libya, but you donít and should know even more of the story. Libya,...
  • Military intel predicted rise of ISIS in 2012, detailed arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria

    05/18/2015 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | May 18, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Seventeen months before President Obama dismissed the Islamic State as a "JV team," a Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted the rise of the terror group and likely establishment of a caliphate if its momentum was not reversed. While the report was circulated to the CIA, State Department and senior military leaders, among others, it's not known whether Obama was ever briefed on the document. The DIA report, which was reviewed by Fox News, was obtained through a federal lawsuit by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch. Documents from the lawsuit also reveal a host of new details about events leading up to...
  • Taiwan Navy retires two Knox-class frigates

    05/01/2015 6:03:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2015/05/01 | Elaine Hou and Lu Hsin-hui
    Taipei, May 1 (CNA) Taiwan's Navy decommissioned two of its eight Knox-class frigates Friday with the intention of replacing them with two Perry-class guided missile frigates that is part of a fleet modernization effort. The two Knox-class vessels were retired from service at a ceremony in the southern city of Kaohsiung, which was presided over by Navy Commander Adm. Li Hsi-ming (śĚéŚĖúśėé). It was part of the effort to modernize the Navy's fleet of vessels and enhance the country's maritime defense capabilities. The Navy plans to decommission all eight of its 4,300-ton Knox-class frigates that were built in the early...
  • The Chinese Air Force's Super Weapon: Beware the J-11D Fighter

    05/01/2015 6:13:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The National Interest ^ | April 30, 2015 | Zachary Keck
    China has conducted the first test flight of a new, upgraded version of its J-11 fighter jet. According to Russian media outlets, which cited unnamed Chinese reports, on Wednesday the Peopleís Liberation Army Air Force conducted the first flight tests of its J-11D fighter aircraft. The plane is an upgraded version of the J-11B fighter jets, which themselves are copies of the Russian-made Sukhoi Su-27. According to the reports, the new J-11D incorporates a number of technologies from Chinaís J-16 fighter jets. Both planes are manufactured by the Chinese company, Shenyang Aircraft Corp, and the J-16 is believed to have...
  • Seven Reasons China Will Start a War By 2017

    04/30/2015 4:56:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | David Archibald
    Chinese strategists see a window of strategic opportunity for China early in the 21st century, though they havenít publicly outlined the basis for that view. But we can make a good stab at it. Firstly, an air of inevitability is important in winning battles. While China is perceived to have a strong, growing economy that is crushing all before it, that perception of inevitability rubs off on Chinaís military adventures. To use that perception, China has to attack before its economy contracts due to the bursting of its real estate bubble. This explains the current rush to build the bases...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nationís top horse race looks like now.

    03/06/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 7, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    A question I often am asked is: "Who would you bet on to win the presidency?" Personally, I don't bet on politics, but here's my current take on the 2016 presidential raceówith, of course, the caveat that we don't know which campaigns will turn out the best in terms of organization, strategy, tactics, or execution, much less which candidates will step on land mines along the way. The Democratic nomination appears fairly straightforward. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now the prohibitive favorite. If her early stumbles during her book tour, or remarks like the one she made about...
  • David Horowitz: Democratic Party Will Disappear From the Political Scene

    11/19/2010 10:46:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jim Meyers, with Kathleen Walter
    Conservative activist and best-selling author David Horowitz tells Newsmax that the Democratic Party has been ďseized by a religious cultĒ of leftists and will go the way of the 19th-century Whig Party ó disappearing from the political scene. He also declares that giving terrorist suspects the rights of American citizens and trying them in civilian courts is ďa form of national suicideĒ and says the tea party movement is a ďhuge developmentĒ that will keep Republicans true to conservative principles. [Snip] Asked about the political problems the Democrats face in the wake of their poor showing in the midterm elections,...
  • A Look Back at the Remarkable Presidency of Jeff Sessions

    01/08/2015 4:08:57 PM PST · by House Atreides · 14 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | January 8, 2015 | Henry Woodfin Grady II
    n the just-completed 2024 presidential election, the Republican Party has won the White House for a third consecutive timeóonly the third instance in a century that the GOP has managed this feat. So itís worth pausing over the origins and causes of this political achievementóthis Republican ďtriple play.Ē In particular, we might ask: What additional political force has given the GOP this newfound political muscle? After all, from 1992 to 2012, the GOP had lost four of six presidential electionsóand five of six in the popular vote. And yet the Republican presidential victories of 2016, 2020, and 2024 cannot be...
  • Our predictions for 2015

    12/28/2014 3:20:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 28, 2014 | Ellen Ratner
    Iíve compiled a list of some 2015 predictions from the staff at Talk Radio News Service. Justin Duckham is the deputy bureau chief and White House correspondent. Justin predicts a push for a progressive tea-party-like movement. Justin also says, the early seeds of the tea party were sown in 2008 by conservatives who did not have control of Congress, had a lame-duck president as the figurehead of their party and a presidential candidate that didnít reflect their values. Democrats are now in a similar position, and it would make sense for die hard progressives to take similar steps. I also...
  • 2015 Precap

    12/27/2014 1:14:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | December 27, 2014 | Peter Funt
    The year gone by was marked by a tangle of stories involving midterm elections, grand juries and scandalous outfits worn by Sasha and Malia Obama. No need for a tedious yearend recap. Here instead is a precap of news certain to break in 2015: JAN. 1 Ė President Obama ushers in the New Year with a passel of executive orders. In one action likely to anger Republicans, the president announces that Mark Udall of Colorado and Kay Hagan of North Carolina, along with other defeated Democrats, will not be forced to leave the Senate for three years. ďWe must deal...
  • Vanity - Post your predictions for 2014

    12/25/2013 6:48:48 AM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    Post your predictions for 2014. Anything from Sports, Oscars to the 2014 House/Senate elections, SCOTUS rulings, Texas governors race, to the Super Bowl, etc.
  • Vanity - Post your predictions for 2015

    12/20/2014 11:31:56 AM PST · by Perdogg · 122 replies
    Post your predictions for 2015 - Anything from Politics, Arts, Sports, Weather, to Business and Economy.
  • This is eerie... Prediction from 2009... ~Vanity

    08/18/2014 5:11:01 PM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    From another thread I found this on You Tube talking about the Bubba effect... this is from 2009 and while some predictions are wrong, some are so spot on it is eerie... Go to the 3:00 minute mark....
  • The year 2034, your predictions?

    08/02/2014 10:28:03 PM PDT · by MNDude · 88 replies
    It seems that with recent trends in economics, demographics, and morality in this country, there's great reason for much pessimism for the future. In any case, I'm curious to hear your predictions for 20 years from now. The state of USA? The world stage? Technology? Anything else you think it will be like in that year.
  • Journalist, Fouad Hussein Prediction '05 @Course of Jihad Eerily Predict Today's Events

    06/30/2014 8:48:34 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Infidel bloggers alliance ^ | June 29, 2014 | Midnight Rider
    Fouad Hussein Called It In 2005, His Prediction About the Course of Jihad Eerily Predict Today's Events ************* Events from this weekend reminded me of this from 2005 Fouad Hussein spent time in prison with al-Zarqawi. He seems to have understood the strategy of Al Qaeda and the Grand Jihad. The First Phase Known as "the awakening" -- this has already been carried out and was supposed to have lasted from 2000 to 2003, or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington to the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The aim...
  • Chelsea pregnant! (My prediction)

    04/17/2014 1:45:42 PM PDT · by proudpapa · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/17/14 | TAL KOPAN
    In a joint appearance, Chelsea and Hillary Clinton announced Thursday that Chelsea is expecting her first child later this year.
  • Obamacare Will Be Repealed Well In Advance Of The 2014 Elections

    11/11/2013 5:19:24 AM PST · by tobyhill · 80 replies
    forbes ^ | 11/11/2013 | Steven Hayward
    Prediction: even if is fixed by the end of the month (unlikely), Obamacare is going to be repealed well in advance of next yearís election. And if the website continues to fail, the push for repealófrom endangered Democratsówill occur very rapidly. The website is a sideshow: the real action is the number of people and businesses who are losing their health plans or having to pay a lot more. Fixing the website will only delay the inevitable. It is important to remember why it was so important for Obama to promise repeatedly that ďif you like your health insurance/doctor,...
  • Obama: ĎRitualí Could Emerge Where Nation Suffers Mass Shooting Every Few Months

    09/19/2013 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 71 replies ^ | September 18, 2013
    <p>WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) ó The gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had a history of violent outbursts, was at least twice accused of firing guns in anger and was in the early stages of treatment for serious mental problems, according to court records and U.S. law enforcement officials.</p>
  • The Signal and the Silence: When is prediction usefulóand when is it dangerous?

    04/16/2013 11:01:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2013 | ADAM WHITE
    Ever since leading the Boston Red Sox to victory in the 2007 World Series, Josh Beckett had been a mainstay of the team’s pitching rotation. But when he hobbled off the mound with an ankle injury on September 5, 2011, the Red Sox faithful took the news in stride. After all, their team was the hottest in baseball. The previous winter, the Sox had acquired two of the sport’s most sought-after players, outfielder Carl Crawford and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The acquisitions led the Boston Herald to declare the team the TOP SOX SQUAD OF ALL TIME before it had...
  • Margaret Thatcher Was Frighteningly Accurate When She Made This Economic Prediction

    04/09/2013 8:54:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Becket Adams
    Lady Margaret Thatcher was well-known throughout the free world for her fierce conservatism and her opposition to the ďEvil Empire,Ē two noble qualities that separated her from the rest of her U.K. colleagues. But did you know that she also had some frighteningly accurate economic predictions? In her two autobiographies, ďThe Downing Street YearsĒ and ďThe Path To Power,Ē she wrote about how she planned to argue against the EMU (Economic and Monetary Union), the Telegraphís Peter Oborne notes. In her anti-EMU arguments, as pointed out by Business Insiderís Joe Weisenthal and Rob Wile point out, Thatcher ďoutlined the problems...
  • US Economic Outlook for 2013

    02/05/2013 8:45:21 PM PST · by gloriasimmon · 2 replies ^ | 6-Feb-13 | gloriasimmon
    US Economic Outlook for 2013 | 2013 Economic Forecast America has a proud history of economic ingenuity. Since 1970, 51 Americans have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.1 The U.S. also has the largest and most technologically powerful national economy in the world, with aper capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $48,442.2 There is no doubt that the U.S. is both a political and economic force, but will it remain so? When it comes to globally competitive economies, the U.S. is slipping. The U.S., which placed...
  • Prediction: Romney 325, Obama 213

    11/06/2012 9:17:22 AM PST · by Signalman · 30 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 11/5/2012 | Dick Morris
    Yup. Thatís right. A landslide for Romney approaching the magnitude of Obamaís against McCain. Thatís my prediction. On Sunday, we changed our clocks. On Tuesday, weíll change our president. Romney will win the states McCain carried in 2008, plus: Florida, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota. In the popular vote, Romney will win by more than 5 points. The Obama campaign made the following key mistakes: ē It bet the farm on negative ads in swing states. It didnít realize that Mittís convention speech and the three debates would give him the chance...
  • RJ's 2012 Presidential Election Predictions [Detailed analysis of every swing state, with prediction

    11/05/2012 12:07:55 PM PST · by FL2012
    Blog Critics Blog ^ | November 5, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    This is now the third consecutive presidential election in which I have made my state-by-state predictions for Blogcritics Magazine. In 2004, I was pretty good. In 2008, I was pretty bad. So I suppose we can consider 2012 to be the rubber match, or something.
  • Michael Barone's Final Prediction: Romney Beats Obama, Handily

    11/05/2012 7:13:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/05/2012 | Michael Barone
    Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections. Thatís bad news for Barack Obama. True, Americans want to think well of their presidents, and many think it would be bad if Americans were perceived as rejecting the first black president. But itís also true that most voters oppose Obamaís major policies and consider the very sluggish economic recovery unsatisfactory ó Fridayís job report showed an unemployment uptick. Also, both national and target-state polls show that independents ó voters who donít identify themselves as Democrats or Republicans ó break for Romney. That might not matter if Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 39 to 32...
  • Barone: Going out on a limb: Romney beats Obama, handily (315-223, wow!)

    11/02/2012 2:34:59 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 103 replies
    DC Examiner ^ | 11/02/12 | Michael Barone (The Godfather)
    Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections. That's bad news for Barack Obama. True, Americans want to think well of their presidents and many think it would be bad if Americans were perceived as rejecting the first black president. But it's also true that most voters oppose Obama's major policies and consider unsatisfactory the very sluggish economic recovery -- Friday's jobs report showed an unemployment uptick. Also, both national and target state polls show that independents, voters who don't identify themselves as Democrats or Republicans, break for Romney. That might not matter if Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 39 to 32 percent,...
  • The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President

    11/01/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 17 replies ^ | October 31, 2012 | STEVE HENN
    Some milestone moments in journalism converged 60 years ago on election night in the run between Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democratic Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson. It was the first coast-to-coast television broadcast of a presidential election. Walter Cronkite anchored his first election night broadcast for CBS. And it was the first time computers were brought in to help predict the outcome. That event in 1952 helped usher in the computer age, but it wasn't exactly love at first sight. The 'Electronic Brain' CBS' Charles Collingwood was the reporter assigned to UNIVAC, one of the world's first commercial computers. "This...
  • Nealz Nuze Exclusive: Election Prediction

    11/01/2012 11:52:24 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 76 replies
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 11/01/2012 | Neal Boortz
    NEALZ NUZE EXCLUSIVE: My Prediction For The Election In less than one week weíre going to know who won the election. My prediction is Ė and Iím sorry to say it Ė that next Wednesday, productive, freedom-loving Americans are going to be faced with the reality of four more years of Barack Obama. Thatís my prediction. I hope Iím wrong. But I fear that I wonít be wrong because the entitlement mentality is so strong in this country, and the Democrats have been working so hard for four years to create as much government dependency as they could: Weíve been...
  • Two Powerful Predictive Markets Say the Election is Settled

    08/24/2012 2:30:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Wyatt Research ^ | 08/24/2012 | Ian Wyatt
    This past Monday, one of our research analysts - Jason Cimpl - caused quite a buzz on our Web site, as well as in our office, with a provocative article on the November presidential election.  I thought it important to follow up Jason's insights from an alternative prospective … one where speculators put their money directly at risk on election outcomes.  Let's face it, polls are meaningless. The questions are leading and the polls themselves are often commissioned by the two major political parties. Each party is motivated to put its candidates in a favorable light, so party-commissioned polls will...
  • Academic model predicts big Romney win (Model has predicted every winner since 1980)

    08/23/2012 8:19:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    Few pollsters are predicting an electoral landslide for Romney, but two academics from the University of Colorado have run the numbers through a statistical model they built and found Mitt Romney to be the clear winner in November. LA Times: Campaign 2012 may have spent weeks stuck on discussions of Mitt Romney's taxes, Joe Biden's rant on putting "y'all in chains" and "legitimate rape" and abortion, but a pair of Colorado political scientists believe the struggling economy will still be the dominant issue and will pave the way for a Romney victory. Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita...
  • VANITY: Way to early for an election prediction, but I'll do one anyway (Romney 270)

    07/20/2012 11:15:07 PM PDT · by rightcoast · 39 replies
    Saturday, July 21, 2012 | rightcoast
    Yes, there is still four months to go, and an electoral map prediction seems ill-advised and premature... But what the heck... I based my projections on a modified RCP poll average: I included only recent polls of likely voters, ignoring RV polls. I also used a more conservative version of the "incumbent rule" for the undecideds in these LV polls. Certain theory holds that 80% of undecided voters will break for the challenger. For this analysis, I was more conservative and assume that 65% of undecideds will ultimately vote for Romney. Based on these criteria and assumptions, I've arrived at...
  • My Prediction on Tomorrowís Obamacare Ruling

    06/27/2012 6:41:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/27/2012 | Ed Whelan
    Iíve abstained up until now from making any predictions on how the Obamacare cases will be decided. But Iím now ready to offer my own reading of the tea leaves. Specifically, the fact that Justice Scalia read his dissent from the bench in the Arizona immigration case leads me to believe that the Court will invalidate the individual mandate by a 5-4 vote. Let me explain the logical links (and expose their potential weaknesses): 1. As I understood it when I was a law clerk for Justice Scalia twenty years ago, there was an etiquette at the Court that any...
  • Predictions from Obamacare's Week in Court: Goodbye, Mandate?

    03/29/2012 5:24:59 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies ^ | 3/29/2012 | Kate Hicks
    After a three-day marathon of oral arguments, during which the Supreme Court considered various facets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, final impressions everywhere are mixed. Liberal supporters of the law have melted into hysterics on live television over the ďtrain wreckĒ that was Solicitor General Donald Verrilliís defense. Smeared in red atop the Huffington Post were, ďObamacare on the BrinkĒ and ďDisaster.Ē James Carville now claims that Democrats will ďwinĒ if the Court overturns the mandate. Conservatives, meanwhile, are practically dancing in the street at the prospect of an unconstitutional ruling, which once seemed a remote possibility....
  • New 'Big One' forecast: four years (Tokyo Earthquake)

    01/23/2012 9:06:35 PM PST · by Ronin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | Jan. 24, 2012 | via Kyodo
    The risk of the southern Kanto region including Tokyo being hit by a major temblor within the next four years could be as high as about 70 percent, according to a study compiled by Monday by a team of researchers at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute. The figure is the same as the 70 percent forecast given for a magnitude 7.0 temblor hitting the region in the ambiguous "next 30 years" that has been repeatedly issued by the government's Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion on the basis of intervals between large quakes in the past. Naoshi Hirata, a...
  • A Prediction Made in 1981 Ė Too Close to Reality (video)

    12/14/2011 6:21:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 12/14/11 | My Dinner with Andre'
    Ďok yesÖ.we are bored, weíre all bored nowí
  • One year to go, make your predictions

    11/05/2011 6:09:40 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 114 replies
    1. Who will be on the GOP ticket? 2. Who will be on the Dem ticket? 3. Which party will control the House and by how much? 4. Which party will control the Senate and by how much? 5. Headline Nov 7th, 2012? 6. What will be the upset race?
  • Election Prediction Official Thread. Predict a year ahead.

    11/03/2011 7:01:55 AM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 52 replies
    Vanity | 11/3/2011 | walkingfeather
    My Prediction: Obama resigns due to "Medical issues" (lung cancer/emphysema) becomes a health care martyr (amplifying the pity factor)of "Obama's Illness" as the dems run a new candidate to rally their side. That is my prediction, Go on record make your own.
  • Elections expert whoís called every presidential race since í84: Obama will win

    08/30/2011 2:31:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2011 | Allahpundit
    Dude, it‚Äôs over. ¬ďEven if I am being conservative, I don¬ít see how Obama can lose,¬Ē says Lichtman, the brains behind The Keys to the White House‚ĶWorking for the president are several of Lichtman¬ís keys, tops among them incumbency and the scandal-free nature of his administration.Undermining his re-election is a lack of charisma and leadership on key issues, says Lichtman, even including healthcare, Obama¬ís crowning achievement.Lichtman developed his 13 Keys in 1981. They test the performance of the party that holds the presidency. If six or more of the 13 keys go against the party in power, then the opposing...
  • Forecasters seek to extend hurricane warnings

    04/25/2011 5:11:21 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 14 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 24 April 2011 | Kate Spinner
    ATLANTA - [snip] And this year, for the first time, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center will experiment with forecasting storms seven days in advance.In addition to predicting where tropical storms and hurricanes will end up in a week, forecasters are working to predict when tropical storms will develop five days in advance.The new forecasts could be accurate enough to unveil to the public in as early as two years, said Michael Brennan, a senior hurricane specialist at the hurricane center based in Miami. Brennan and several other hurricane scientists revealed their forecasting plans at the National Hurricane Conference last...
  • Geologist: Alarming magnetic field changes signal major quake for West Coast

    A former United States Geological Survey scientist says a major quake on the West Coast is imminent. Jim Berkland predicts earthquakesÖaccurately. Never heard of him? Perhaps you shouldóespecially if you live on or near the West Coast of the United States, or know someone that does. Anyone with an average 80 percent success rate predicting earthquakes should command attention, and lately Berkland has been in the limelight of the national media. "The people that say you cannot predict earthquakes, they don't know what they are talking about," Berkland told the Santa Cruz Sentinel during a 2009 interview. Appearing on late...
  • Religious group predicts end of days in May

    01/04/2011 6:10:43 AM PST · by FredJake · 25 replies ^ | 1/3/2011 | Joe Newby
    May 21, 2011 is the day Jesus Christ will return for the Church. So says Harold Camping, leader of the Oakland, CA-based Family Radio Worldwide. According to an article at The Blaze, Camping has determined the date through his reading of the Bible. Camping, a retired civil engineer, also said the end of time will take place in October. ďBeyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,Ē he said. The Christian doctrine known as the Rapture says believers - those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior -...
  • ĎSnowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Pastí

    12/20/2010 7:53:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 19, 2010 | Ed Driscoll
    That was the headline on this March 2000 story in England‚Äôs Independent: Britain‚Äôs winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain‚Äôs culture, as warmer winters ‚Äď which scientists are attributing to global climate change ‚Äď produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries. The first two months of 2000 were virtually free of significant snowfall in much of lowland Britain, and...
  • Durbin makes one Tuesday prediction: Harry Reid is safe

    10/31/2010 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Hill [Washington, DC] ^ | 10/31/10 | Vicki Needham
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) made only one prediction for Tuesday's elections: Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will hang onto his seat. On CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Durbin said he wouldn't speculate about new party leadership, specifically whether he'd vote for New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) to take over helm of the party, even if Reid keeps his seat. Durbin said he promised Reid he wouldn't discuss possible changes in party leadership until after the elections. Durbin's name also is circulating as a possible choice to take Reid's place regardless of the outcome on Tuesday.
  • My Mid-Term Election Predictions: House:+67-73R | Senate:+8-11R

    10/28/2010 2:28:51 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-28-10 | Aye Chihuahua
    I predict we pick up the following Senate seats: AR, CO, IN, NV, ND, PA, WI, WV which makes eight. CA, CT, IL, WA are the races that I see being the most realistically winnable of the remaining races. I don't, however, see the Republicans picking up more than three of those four. What's your predictions? (Excerpt) Read more at
  • World Cup Oracle Octopus Paul Dies

    10/26/2010 6:04:29 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 19 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | October 26, 2010 | the CNN Wire Staff
    <p>Berlin, Germany (CNN) -- Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted the outcome of games during this year's World Cup soccer tournament, has died.</p> <p>The cephalopod oracle died of natural causes, the aquarium where he lived said Tuesday. He was 2 and a half.</p>
  • Who Needs a 'Crystal Ball' For This Election?

    09/04/2010 12:06:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-3-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
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