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  • 12 Hilariously Wrong Tech Predictions

    04/28/2018 4:52:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    INC ^ | 04/28/2018 | Jessica Stillman
    Is Bitcoin a greed-driven fad or will the blockchain technology that underlies it revolutionize the internet? Will artificial intelligence produce a world of ease and plenty or turn on us and kill us all? Is that jet pack you always wanted arriving any day now, or basically never?There are no shortage of people who make their livings by claiming to have answers to these questions. You should probably meet their claims with a healthy dose of skepticism.Futurists aren't all snake oil salesmen, of course, and it's sensible for both individuals and businesses to think ahead and develop contingency plans for possible future...
  • 8 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970.

    04/24/2018 5:13:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    FEE ^ | April 22, 2018 | 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 in 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article.
  • PETER THIEL: If Trump runs again, he will be re-elected

    03/15/2018 12:21:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | march 15, 2018 | Julia La Roche
    Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel predicts that Donald Trump will get a second term in 2020. “I think that if he runs again, he will get re-elected,” Thiel said at an event hosted by the Economic Club of New York on Thursday. Thiel also expects that it’s “probably the case” that the Democrats will do “quite well” in the midterm elections this fall. “The question about 2020 is a much trickier one,” Thiel said. “It’s really one of — is there anything that was learned from Hillary Clinton’s defeat?” He added that he thinks there’s a “vague parallel”...
  • Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel

    02/22/2018 4:17:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 2*21*18 | Seth M. Siegel
    Cape Town, South Africa, July 9 “Day Zero.” That’s when water taps throughout the city are expected to go dry before Israel declared statehood in 1948, its leaders focused on water security as closely as they did military preparedness. Israel is in the fifth year of drought, today citizens can reliably count on abundant water. Cape Town another story. reservoirs began receding more than two years ago. This problem turned into a crisis because of subsidy-distorted water pricing, inefficient irrigation, and a lack of desalination facilities and a long-term plan. In 2016 officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry recognized the problem...
  • Sarah Palin was mocked in '08 for saying Putin invade Ukraine if Obama elected

    02/17/2018 7:08:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned that if Senator Barack Obama were elected president, his “indecision” and “moral equivalence” may encourage Russia’s Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine. Palin said then: After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next. For those comments, she was mocked by the high-brow Foreign Policy magazine and its editor Blake Hounshell, who now is one of the editors of Politico magazine. Hounshell wrote then that Palin’s comments were “strange” and...
  • Vanity - Attn: Democrat, Political Pundits, Pollsters & Media

    01/31/2018 6:47:37 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    Enny, Meany, Miney, Moe, whose the dumbest political buffoons you know? Answer, Pollsters, Pundits and Obamabot Media Fools, enmasse. Oops...looks like, the upcoming political "Blue Wave of The Democrat Party has gone "South" big time. Trump wins again, this time, done & accomplished, with great ease, style, and a hands down political whipping given and administered by POTUS, Donald J. Trump in his magnificent, SOTU speech. Actually, the Democrat Party, The absolute racist, Congressional Black Caucus, the Democrat "Frothing" Media Goons took a serious tongue lashing last evening dished out by DJT. The handwriting is now clearly on the wall,...
  • Optimism About Trump in 2018

    01/03/2018 10:32:58 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Star Parker
    President Trump took office at the beginning of 2017 swimming in a sea of negativity. Some predicted that he wouldn't make it through the year. Some predicted that he even if he did, he would fail to get any major legislation passed. Pew Research Center reported that 62 percent of the news stories about Trump's first 60 days were negative, compared to 20 percent in President Obama's first 60 days and 28 percent in Bush's and Clinton's. But those who voted for Trump wanted something completely different, and Trump is not disappointing them. As he moves forward in Washington with...
  • Sex robots could be hacked to murder people

    01/01/2018 12:16:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 91 replies
    Just when you thought it was advanced computer systems and the military that were out to get us, it turns out that sex robots - the very machines designed to give us pleasure - could be about to kill us too. Sex robots have been with us for quite a few years now and they have already attracted their fair share of warnings and controversy. However, a warning from Dr Nick Patterson, a cybersecurity lecturer at Deakin University, Australia has to be the starkest yet.  He believes that in the future sex robots could be easier for hackers to access and control than a laptop...
  • All The Wild Stuff We're Going To Do In Space And Physics In 2018

    12/31/2017 9:25:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Jan 1, 2018 | George Dvorsky
    It's time to gaze into our crystal ball and see what the coming year has in store for science. From powerful new rockets and asteroid-sampling spacecraft to groundbreaking particle physics, there's plenty to look forward to in 2018. Aeronautics and space exploration A new tool to find exoplanets In March 2018, NASA will launch its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) - a mission to find previously undiscovered exoplanets from the vantage point of low Earth orbit. The space-based telescope is expected to discover thousands of exoplanets over the next several years as it measures the luminosity of more than 200,000...
  • President Trump: Here’s How to Assure a Happy 2018

    01/01/2018 6:29:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 1, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    The reports are trickling onto the blogosphere. We should expect “full Trump” in 2018. Great to hear it. I have contended with left-leaning elements in Southern California who have routinely taunted me about one or two slip-ups throughout the year. “You guys are losing! You guys are losing.” Really? Republicans have 26 trifectas, including West Virginia, when the governor Jim Justice ran as a Democrat, then switched parties. On top of that, Republicans have 7 more governorships. In spite of the epic loss in Alabama, Republicans are facing a mixed bag of action and activism across the country in...
  • 2018: The Year in Preview

    12/30/2017 9:12:45 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies ^ | Dec 31, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    To predict how 2017 played out would be like buying a thousand dollars in Bitcoin the day it was released and holding on to it while remembering your password – in other words, it was very unlikely. Looking forward to 2018 is probably just as crazy an idea as 2017 was a year, but the beauty of writing and punditry is never being held responsible for your failed predictions, so let’s, once again, look into the windshield rather than the rearview mirror. Right off the bat, I’m going big: there will be a vacancy on the Supreme Court. I don’t...
  • Six Predictions for 2018 America

    12/30/2017 9:38:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/17 | Lee Cary
    These six 2018 predictions are neither guaranteed, nor particularly prescient. But the best predictor of past behavior, with people and Krugman's cat, is past behavior. So if any, or all, of these predictions happen, we shouldn't be surprised. The continuing divisive and acrimonious political environment in 2018 America will bring no abatement of the decibel level held throughout 2017. In fact, it’s likely to dial-up.
  • On December 31st, 2018, The Stock Market Will Be At ...?

    12/30/2017 10:12:00 AM PST · by Eagles Field · 31 replies
  • We Don't Need No Stinkin' Predictions

    12/29/2017 1:29:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | December 29, 2017 | Dennis Lund
    With apology offered to B. Traven for the above appropriation of his words, I wanted to take a moment, as we approach 2018, to look back on tumultuous 2017 – or, more specifically, some of the comments made foretelling coming events. It takes a certain person – cocky, self-assured, and thick-skinned – to make such predictions. I am not that person. The trouble with predictions is that if you are right, and you remind others of that, you end up looking like a jerk. And if you are wrong, you will be reminded of that fact too often. Another issue...
  • Erie, Pennsylvania, Smashes State Snowfall Record With Over 50 Inches of Snow Since Christmas Eve

    12/26/2017 1:37:47 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 19 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | Dec 26 2017 01:30 PM | Jonathan Erdman
    A stationary lake-effect snowband off Lake Erie dumped an incredible 34 inches of snow at Erie Airport on Christmas Day alone, quadrupling their previous record snowiest Christmas Day - 8.1 inches in 2002 - as well as smashing their all-time snowiest single day on record by over a foot - 20 inches on Nov. 11, 1956. That heavy snow continued into Tuesday, bringing their storm total since 7 p.m. EST Christmas Eve to an incredible 56.5 inches of snow - just over 4.5 feet - in 42 hours. This prolific event shattered all previous multi-day snowfall records in Erie dating...
  • Rush Prediction: Republicans Will Hold House and Senate in 2018

    12/22/2017 2:09:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush ^ | December 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: “Rand Paul Calls for Investigation of Obama Officials Colluding Against Trump: ‘Worse than Watergate!’” This happened yesterday. Rand Paul “on Thursday called for an investigation about ‘high ranking Obama government officials’ who might have worked together to stop the election of President Trump. Time to investigate high-ranking Obama government officials who might have colluded to prevent the election of @realDonaldTrump! This could be WORSE than Watergate!’ “Paul’s call adds a high-profile voice to the chorus of Republicans who are calling for a special counsel to investigate whether Obama officials tried to stop Trump’s election…'” I mean… (sigh) You know,...
  • Looking Back At My 2017 Predictions

    12/20/2017 9:41:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 21, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    On January 1 of this year my column was called, “2017: The Year In Preview.” I decided to look forward rather than looking back because everyone does a “Year in Review” column. Now that it’s (nearly) in the books, I thought I’d take a look back to see how well I did. Turns out, not that bad. Too bad my guesses at lottery numbers were nowhere near as successful.What I got right:At the time I wrote, “First of all, Democrats will not work with Republicans. Well, OK, they won’t work with Republicans who are working with anyone named Trump. For...
  • Top Conservative Predictions For The Rest Of 2017

    11/30/2017 8:07:19 AM PST · by x1stcav · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/17 | Kurt Schlicter
    Any goofy pundit can make annual predictions at the New Year and then escape accountability for his foresight failures because everyone forgets them, but the real challenge is making predictions right after Thanksgiving for the rest of the year. That’s living on the edge. And in an era when things change on a dime – Trump tweeted! Democrat got handsy! Idiots are kneeling again! – a month can seem like a year. So, Democrats, since months seem like years to you these days, that means we have over 37 years of President Donald J. Trump left, plus another 48 more...
  • Top Conservative Predictions For The Rest Of 2017

    11/30/2017 7:14:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 30, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Any goofy pundit can make annual predictions at the New Year and then escape accountability for his foresight failures because everyone forgets them, but the real challenge is making predictions right after Thanksgiving for the rest of the year. That’s living on the edge. And in an era when things change on a dime – Trump tweeted! Democrat got handsy! Idiots are kneeling again! – a month can seem like a year.So, Democrats, since months seem like years to you these days, that means we have over 37 years of President Donald J. Trump left, plus another 48 more years...
  • Rick Rescorla – The Man Who Predicted 9/11

    09/11/2017 11:26:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 11, 201 | WeeWeed
    A man who was convinced the Twin Towers would be targeted in a terror attack led 2,700 people to safety from the World Trade Center before being killed when he went back in looking for stragglers. Security chief Rick Rescorla carried out training drills with staff at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter to prepare them for a terror atrocity after realising the vulnerability of buildings to air terror attacks.But after leading thousands to safety on 9/11 when his fears were realised, the 62-year-old Cornishman was last seen going back up the stairs of the South Tower before it collapsed.