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  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/24/2015 7:55:34 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 20 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: Clemson and Iowa are the only remaining undefeated teams after Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Houston were all toppled last Saturday. In the new CFP ratings, OSU has now plummeted past the Michigan State team that upset them, a development that would not likely have happened under the old BCS system. As much as it may feel right to the CFP committee that the head-to-head winner should have the higher ranking, it isn't really logical, which is why the computer-influenced BCS might have figured it differently. The Buckeyes' only loss...
  • Here's How/Why Jeb Bush Will Win the GOP Nomination

    11/19/2015 3:25:43 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/2015 | Andy Ostroy
    A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/19/2015 7:47:43 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 19, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: For those readers who are unsure about the chronology, last week's issue was published the night before Gary Pinkel announced his retirement due to his having been diagnosed with lymphoma. Had this been revealed a day sooner, the College Football Czar would have thought it distasteful to criticize the coach over the previous week's events. Nevertheless, Pinkel's unfortunate personal circumstance and his handling of the campus "hunger strike" are two separate issues. What the Czar wrote about the latter is accurate, and he retracts nothing. The number of undefeated teams...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/12/2015 7:49:38 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 12, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 11 Week ten in review: The number of unbeaten teams has dwindled to six, as TCU, LSU, Michigan State, Memphis and Toledo were all defeated. There can be no more than four left by the start of the bowl season, because Baylor and Oklahoma State must play each other, and Ohio State and Iowa are on course to meet in the Big Ten title game. The CFP isn’t placing such a high value on that 0 in the L-column, though, and that's a good thing. As great a season as 9-0 Iowa is having, it's...
  • How polling poisoned the political well

    11/08/2015 3:41:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot ^ | November 8, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Has political polling reached the end of the line? While some won’t find it as terribly shocking anymore, the polls in Kentucky which had previously been considered among the most reliable missed the Bevin win in the governor’s race by a wide margin. This wasn’t the first time either. The last few cycles down there saw the Bluegrass Poll taking one hit after another and they responded this week with something of an apology. The wide gulf between the results of Tuesday’s election races and the most recent Bluegrass Poll is a source of frustration for the Herald-Leader and its...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 10

    11/05/2015 7:23:41 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 14 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 5, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 10 Week nine in review: The College Football Czar had his best week to this point in the season, although it would've been one game better if not for the officiating slapstick routine that took place at the end of the Miami-Duke game. The Hurricanes were allowed to score on a last-second kickoff return, which involved eight laterals, one pitch while the ball-carrier was already down, at least one illegal block, one announcement that the play was under review, two more announcements that the play was still under review, and the apparent review of an...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/28/2015 7:32:21 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 28, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 9 Week eight in review: The number of undefeated teams was reduced by two with USC’s rout of Utah, and Georgia Tech’s upset (as predicted here) of Florida State. That leaves twelve teams without a defeat, eight of which would be championship contenders if they stayed that way. One of those eight, however, is Baylor, whose starting quarterback Seth Russell suffered a broken bone in his neck last Saturday against Iowa State. As explained here last week, this edition of the College Football Czar’s picks is being issued a day early. The good news from...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/22/2015 6:44:43 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 17 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 22, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 8 Week seven in review: The national contenders have begun to differentiate themselves from the rest of the field, as Utah, LSU, Baylor, TCU, Ohio State, Michigan State, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Stanford have all solidified their standing. Given the subjective nature of the semifinal selections, MSU is one team that cannot afford even one loss, after Michigan handed them a last-second victory on an unforced special teams turnover. That, along with some uninspired showings against lesser competition, will likely be held against the Spartans, even if they defeat Ohio State and maybe Iowa...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 7

    10/15/2015 6:20:26 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 15, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 7 Week six in review: Another strange week has resulted in the first four coaching casualties of the season. The first of these was Marylands Randy Edsall, whose imminent dismissal had already been known, although the College Football Czar admits to being surprised that hes the first coach from a recent Big Ten expansion team to get the boot. He must have beaten out Rutgers Kyle Flood by at least a few weeks. In four-plus seasons with the Terrapins, Edsall was 22-33, after going 74-70 in 12 years at Uconn. The Terps interim coach is...
  • Time Capsule Found at 1950s Mental Hospital, Contains Film With Message For the Future

    10/14/2015 2:02:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    PaleoFuture ^ | October 13, 2015 | Matt Novak
    Time Capsule Found at 1950s Mental Hospital, Contains Film With Message For the Future Construction crews in Indiana were shocked to discover a time capsule from 1958 at a former mental hospital. The most exciting part? It contains a film with a message to the futurea message about electroshock therapy and psychiatric drugs. Frustratingly, much of the audio from the film has been lost. What were they saying in the damaged parts of the film? Was it a warning? Did they know something that we dont?!?! When the psychiatrists of the future open this time capsule, only they will be...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/08/2015 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 22 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 6 Week five in review: The lesson through the first five weeks of the season is that, apparently, nobody is really very good. Four of the Top Ten teams lost last Saturday, while numbers one and two, Ohio State and Michigan State, looked terrible in clinging to victories against conference foes theyd normally be expected to steamroll. Even as parity dominates, there are 20 undefeated teams at this point in the season, partly because most teams had scheduled at least one phony game against a lower-division opponent, and one deliberately uncompetitive game against a small-conference...
  • 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 Ct 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 College Football Czar: Week 5

    10/01/2015 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 5 Week four in review: The College Football Czar had another bad week, although the week the replay officials had around the country was far worse. A completely unjustifiable reversal on a fumble call to decide the Thursday night Memphis-Cincinnati game set the tone for a long Saturday of blown calls on replay. The Czar accepts the fact that instant replay reviews are here to stay, but hell thank announcers to stop justifying the practice with the asinine assertion that the important thing is to get the call right in the end. Those teams that...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 4

    09/24/2015 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 4 Week three in review: It was a dismal week for the College Football Czar, but hes not the only one. Top-ranked Ohio State barely eked out a victory over Northern Illinois, while both Alabama and Southern Cal D-sintegrated before our eyes. It was a Saturday filled with seesaw battles decided by razor-thin margins, several of which turned against the Czar at the last moment. For the week, he was 9-11, causing his overall record to plummet to 39-21, for a .650 winning percentage. All the on-air personalities at the Seamy Underbelly of Networks have...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 3

    09/17/2015 7:55:02 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 17, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 3 Week two in review: You knew that when the AP put ten SEC teams in the Top 25, it was setting the league up for a fall. Three of those teams (Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi State) have fallen out of this weeks rankings, and Auburn has plummeted to #18 after barely surviving a challenge from Division I-AA Jacksonville State. The Czar, for one, did not think that highly of MSU before the season, nor during their opener against Southern Miss, but now thinks theyre actually more worthy of a ranking after a competitive loss...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 2

    09/10/2015 7:38:41 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 10, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 2 Week one in review: There were so few games of consequence during the opening week that Saturdays highlight was when a Bowling Green defensive lineman attempted the worst fake injury in recorded history. DT Mike Minns lost a shoe between plays in a goal line series against Tennessee, and for some reason expected the officials to stop the game until he could put it back on. They didnt, so he did what must have appeared to be the only sensible thing to do. Waving his shoe over his head, he pleaded for a stoppage,...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 1

    09/02/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czars week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So if youve found yourself holding up a pencil in front of the television and yelling not so fast at the morning weatherman... If youve been bringing home bags of tiny rubber pellets, in order to give your living room carpet a more footbally feel... If youve let yourself be henpecked into renting Jerry Maguire, just because its sort of, more-or-less tangentially related to...
  • 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
  • The College Football Czar: 2015 Season Preview

    08/07/2015 6:52:24 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 7, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar 2015 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2015 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains the Czar's rankings for all 128 teams in Division I-A football, as well as conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you...
  • Six Reasons Why Scott Walker Will Be Elected President - Today he makes it official

    07/13/2015 1:15:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 13, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    Shortly before Scott Walker was re-elected Wisconsins Governor for the third time in four years, I made the case that if Walker prevailed Republicans should nominate him as their presidential candidate right then and there. Since January, Walker has been at or near the top of most public opinion polls of preferred standard bearers for the GOP in 2016, and today he officially launches his White House bid, making him the 15th Republican to join the field. While this field is quite crowded, I believe it will soon become apparent that Scott Walker stands out head and shoulders above the...
  • Give up and go home. The 2016 election is already over

    07/13/2015 1:31:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot ^ | July 13, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’re probably going to suffer through quite a few of these over the next fifteen months so let’s just get used to it now. Doug Sosnik at Politico has a lengthy “think piece” on the subject of how most presidential elections are actually over long before the polls close on the big day, and a clever reader of the tea leaves should be able to know who is going to win long in advance. Of course, such an article wouldn’t be much fun if you weren’t going to announce the winner, so Doug does so. And… surprise, surprise… it’s not...
  • Cosmic Inflations Five Great Predictions

    06/22/2015 1:20:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies ^ | 6/17/15 | Ethan Siegel
    Cosmic Inflation’s Five Great Predictions A “speculative” theory no more; it’s had four of them confirmed. Image credit: Max Tegmark / Scientific American, by Alfred T. Kamajian. “Scientific ideas should be simple, explanatory, predictive. The inflationary multiverse as currently understood appears to have none of those properties.” -Paul Steinhardt, 2014 When we think about the Big Bang, we typically think about the origin of the Universe: the hot, dense, expanding state where everything came from. By noticing and measuring the fact that the Universe is expanding today — that the galaxies are getting farther apart from one another in all directions — we...
  • Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like a decade from now

    06/18/2015 6:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/18/2015 | Armin Rosen
    The private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, recently published its Decade Forecast in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world of 10 years from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other prominent countries experiencing a period of chaos and decline. 1. Russia will collapse ... "There will not be an uprising against Moscow, but Moscow's withering ability to support and control the Russian Federation will leave a vacuum," Stratfor warns. "What will exist in this vacuum will be the individual fragments...
  • Are you choking, boiling on the inside, or foaming at the mouth?

    05/04/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Baynative · 42 replies
    YoursTruly | 4/4/15 | Baynative
    It has come to my attention that on May 4, 2007 the UN panel on Global Warming stated that we would reach the tipping point in exactly 8 years unless drastic measures were taken. The deadline arrived today.
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • 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 (李喜明). 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 Peoples 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 Chinas 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 havent 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 Chinas 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...
  • 18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the first Earth Day in 1970

    04/23/2015 7:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    AEI ^ | 04/23/2015 | Mark J. Perry
    In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 15 years ago: How accurate were the...
  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/13/2015 | Candida Moss
    A new study shows Christianity on the decline in the wealthy West, with Islam surging. What Would Jesus Say? Its not what you think. A study released by the Pew Forum last week demonstrates that the future of the religious world is rapidly and dramatically changing. Differences in fertility rates and the high incidence of conversion make Islam the worlds fastest-growing religion. And, if current rates continue, by 2070 Islam could be the worlds largest. Between now and 2050 the number of Muslims is projected to rise to 2.8 billion, a 35 percent increase. While India will continue to be...
  • Karl Rove: Here's My Predictions for 2015

    01/08/2015 10:17:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Elliot Jager
    Looking into his crystal ball, Karl Rove, the veteran Republican strategist and prognosticator, offered a salvo of political, cultural and sports predictions for 2015 in his first Wall Street Journal column of the year. Here are some of the highlights: Presidential Politics: Neither Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren nor Vice President Joe Biden will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton will run for president. The 2015 Ames Straw Poll will be canceled in deference to the "credibility" of the 2016 Iowa caucus. Courts: There will be a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices will decide that the Affordable...
  • 2015 Predictions; Investment & Finance Thread - Dec. 28

    12/28/2014 8:22:56 AM PST · by expat_panama · 121 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | Dec. 28, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    [click to enlarge] Weird, all our doom'n'gloomers have disappeared! Usually the pundits are warning about the big upcoming market crash but look at what the latest "expert" predictions are for 2015 stock market returns: Outlook 2015: Year Ahead Reports & AnalysisOur 2015 year-end target for the S&P 500 is 2200, putting returns on a more-normal pace of 6%.Barron's CoverOutlook 2015: Stick With the Bull Wall Streets top strategists expect the S&P 500 to rally 10% Markets Wall Street bull: Market will rise another 14% in 2015 Add to this the fact that we're still overdue for ourlonger term...
  • This is the world in 2015 (article from 2000)

    THE world is on the brink of a new era that may resemble the script of a James Bond film in which international affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organisations rather than governments, according to a study just published by the CIA in Washington. These could include alliances between some of the most powerful criminal groups such as the Mafia and Chinese triads. Such groups, according to the CIA, "will corrupt leaders of unstable, economically fragile or failing states, insinuate themselves into troubled banks and businesses, and co-operate with insurgent political movements to control substantial geographic areas". The...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nations 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 racewith, 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...
  • America in fifty years. Opinions?

    02/19/2015 10:25:00 AM PST · by LouAvul · 143 replies
    Some of us remember America of fifty years ago. Vastly, vastly different than what we see now. In your opinion, what will America be in another fifty years?
  • 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 seized by a religious cult of leftists and will go the way of the 19th-century Whig Party disappearing from the political scene. He also declares that giving terrorist suspects the rights of American citizens and trying them in civilian courts is a form of national suicide and says the tea party movement is a huge development 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,...
  • 24/7 Wall St: Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2012

    11/29/2011 6:49:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 11/29/2011 | Douglas McIntyre
    24/7 Wall St. has created a new list of brands that will disappear, which includes Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Sony Pictures (NYSE:SNE), American Apparel (NYSE:APP), Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Saab, A&W All-American Foods Restaurants, Soap Opera Digest, Sony Ericsson, MySpace (NYSE:NWS.A), and Kellogg’s Corn Pops. (NYSE:K).Each year, 24/7 Wall St. regularly compiles a list of brands that are going to disappear in the near-term. Last year’s list proved to be prescient in many instances, predicting the demise of T-Mobile among others. In late May, AT&T (NYSE:T) and Deutsch Telekom announced that AT&T would buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. The deal would add 34...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This years list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2012 [No more Kellogg's Corn Pops? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!]

    06/22/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 22, 2011 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Kellogg's Corn Pops The cereal business is not what is used to be, at least for products that are not considered "healthy." Among those is Kellogg's Corn Pops ready-to-eat cereal. Sales of the brand dropped 18% over the year that ended in April, down to $74 million. That puts it well behind brands like Cheerios and Frosted Flakes, each which have sales of over $200 million a year. Private label sales have also hurt sales of branded cereals. Revenues in this category were $637 million over the same April-end period. There is also profit margin pressure on Corn Pops because...
  • Twelve Major Brands That Will Disappear

    A number of well-known brands disappeared in the last year in large part due to economic forces. Many of them were in the retail industry, led by Circuit City. ATA and Aloha airlines are gone. Gateway Computers has effectively disappeared after being bought by Acer. It still has a website, but the brand is no longer marketed. As the recession deepens and stretches out quarter after quarter, more companies will close or will shut divisions. More brands will disappear because their parents firms fold or can no longer afford to support them. Other brands will be obliterated by mergers. 24/7...
  • The Top 12 Brands Likely to Disappear

    04/25/2009 12:53:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 2,877+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 4/25/2009
    As the recession deepens, economic forces continue to drive consolidation in the retail industry, debt comes due and increasingly discerning consumers buckle down on discretionary spending, an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street predicts that a number of well-known brands are likely to disappear before the end of 2010. To determine which brands are most likely at risk, 24/7 Wall Street examined 100 large brands it believes are in trouble and, for each, looked at public financial records, sales information, analyses from industry experts, the competitive landscape in eachs industry and the likelihood that a brand could be sold off in...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

    06/21/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/21/2012
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year. This years list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. American Airlines will disappear in 2013 because of its inefficiency. It was the premier carrier in the United States for almost 30 years even surviving through periods when most other carriers went bankrupt. However, it lost its critical advantage of scale when Northwest merged with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and Continental merged with United (NYSE:...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2014

    05/24/2013 2:34:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 05/24/2013 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important brands sold in America that we predict will disappear before 2014. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the importance of not falling behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. The list also reflects how industry trends can accelerate the demise of certain brands. This year, we included two magazines — Martha Stewart Living and Road & Track. With print advertising in a multiyear decline, some magazines have weathered the decline better than others. These two, however, have suffered sharp drops in advertising revenue over the past five...
  • 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 timeonly the third instance in a century that the GOP has managed this feat. So its worth pausing over the origins and causes of this political achievementthis Republican triple play. 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 electionsand five of six in the popular vote. And yet the Republican presidential victories of 2016, 2020, and 2024 cannot be...
  • Byron Wien Predicts A Huge Year For Stocks In His '10 Surprises For 2015'

    01/08/2015 8:57:55 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    BI ^ | 1-8-2015 | Akin Oyedele
    Akin Oyedele January 5, 2015Blackstone Group vice chairman Byron Wien just released his list of the ten biggest surprises for 2015. Among the notable calls: the S&P 500 surges 15%, brent oil falls into the $40s, and junk bonds come back big time. This is the 30th such list this Wall Street veteran has published. His predictions for this year are in the press release below: New York, NY, January 5, 2015. Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of Ten Surprises for 2015. This is the 30th year Byron has given his views on...
  • Here's What 13 Top Wall Street Pros Are Predicting For Stocks In 2015

    01/03/2015 10:21:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2015 | Myles Udland
    In 2014, Wall Street's stock market forecasts proved too conservative. The S&P 500 closed the year at 2,058, above the year-end forecast of all but one strategist FundStrat's Tom Lee. For 2015, Wall Street sees stocks gaining some ground, but few strategists are calling for the fourth straight year of double-digit gains from stocks. The average year-end target on the S&P 500 is 2,225 on earnings of $125.35, with the median forecast for the S&P 500 to rise to 2,213 on earnings of $126. Tom Lee is a big bull again, as is Oppenheimer's John Stoltzfus and RBC's Jonathan...
  • Great Scott, it's 2015! So just how many predictions did Back To The Future II get right?

    01/03/2015 6:49:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/03/2015 | By LOUISE BOYLE
    Great Scott - is it that time already? 2015 has finally come around, and for movie buffs everywhere, there is but one pressing question - how many predictions did Back To The Future II get right about this year? In the 1989 sci-fi comedy classic, Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) and sidekick 'Doc' Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel through time to the futuristic year of 2015. And remarkably, there were incidences where the film's futuristic predictions were eerily accurate. In the movie, Marty McFly of 2015 speaks to his colleagues on a video call - a fairly spot-on representation...
  • Back In 2000, The CIA Made These Predictions For 2015

    01/02/2015 6:37:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/02/2015 | Nicholas Carlson
    Back in 2000, the CIA published a 70-page report on what the world would be like in 2015. Here were some of those predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph. * "International affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organizations rather than governments." Verdict: Probably true, though it is sometimes hard to distinguish between non-state actors and state actors. Just look at the Islamic State or the possibly-not-North Korean hackers who took down Sony. * "Between now and 2015 terrorist tactics will become increasingly sophisticated and designed to achieve mass casualties." Verdict: Definitely true. Sadly, this...
  • Popular Mechanics: 110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years

    01/01/2015 5:48:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 10, 2012 | The Editors
    It's never easy to predict the future. But as PM's 110th anniversary celebration draws to a close, we've decided to try. Here are 110 ambitious ideas for the decades ahead. (For more about PopMech's brain trust and methodology, read Editor-in-Chief Jim Meigs' introduction. And if you want to try your hand at predicting the future, take our Facebook survey, and see when other readers think the most important events of the next 110 years will happen.) 20122022 People will be fluent in every language. With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be long until your...
  • What Happens in 2015? Predictions

    01/01/2015 9:52:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/01/2015 | A National Review Online Symposium
    Making predictions for the new year is a longtime National Review Online year-end tradition. Heres 2015 . . . Hunter Baker Corinthian Colleges fell in 2014. Expect more for-profit higher-education providers to go the same route in 2015, or at least in the near future. Its good strategy to be one of a handful of online providers, but the plan falls apart when the traditional players (like practically all the major state universities) enter the game. Jeb Bush will continue to absorb abuse from conservatives, but he isnt Mitt Romney and doesnt have a record like Mitts. (Jeb never...