5 Outrageous New Year’s Predictions

01/06/201934 Comments

Sick of the same old, same old boring list of predictable, safe New Year’s predictions that are so vague they can’t possibly come true? (Weaponized narratives, indeed!)

Yeah. So am I. So, in the spirit of spicing things up for this post-holiday hangover season, let’s kick the year off with a bunch of outrageous predictions that probably won’t come true . . . but might at least get us thinking in the right direction.

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  1. HomeRemedySupply says:

    I enjoyed this read. A fun perspective.

    The article and Corbett’s “Just For Fun” point to a 1987 video which I found very refreshing.

    I sure do remember that era. I had been in the rag business (women’s apparel) on the owner/retail/liquidations side. Weekly, I would interact with hundreds of people.

    It really was like that. People were approachable and bright.

    Also in that era, “rules and regulations” were not prolific like they are now. Notice the folks smoking inside 7/11?
    Cash was most often used for transactions. (With many of my temporary employees, I also paid them in cash.)

    And in that era, the women were hot. My new wife made me melt.

    Well…I’m gonna go listen to some Jan Hammer “Miami Vice” Crockett’s Theme.
    The women shopping for garments used to dance around when I played Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money.

    • calibrator says:

      Ha ha! The guy in the 7/11-video is a better investigator than most “journalists” we encounter today:

      “Can you explain to us: How come the Super Big Gulp is 59 cents while the regular Big Gulp is 69 cents? […] So you pay ten cents to get less!?”

      😉

    • manbearpig says:

      Just watched the 7/11 slurpy documentary. Funny rear view mirror reflection…

      1987. The year I left the U.S…

      Now I remember why.

      Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!! X-)

      Folks definately a lot less defensive back then in the presence of a camera. Even as it brings out the ham in a few… especially the guy filming.

      Today they’ve still got cameras at the 7/11. Just not the same kind. Not as much fun.

      Now back to grading.

    • mkey says:

      I just have assume most of those people are pretty plowed. Good times.

  2. manbearpig says:

    Outrageous prediction number 6: The IPCC will accept the fact that since they’ve successfully “proven” that man-made climate change is real, (albeit on a mountain of lies, corruption and sophistry) and realize that they thus have no more reason to exist and will gracefully fold in the name of climate austerity

    at the same time that ExtinctionRebellion has their ardent wish come true of being arrested en masse and will never be heard from again taking consensus science and their mainstream conspiracy theorist moron Monbiot with them

    allowing the developing world to develop, the developed world to live decently and climate science to make veritable strides in understanding the climate and hence saving lives.

    Everybody gets what they want!

    Now back to grading.

    • manbearpig says:

      forget the “since” in the second clause above; just another obstacle in this illusory present perfect…
      sigh…

    • manbearpig says:

      CAGW is state-sponsored international terrorism…

      with our children being its greatest victims…

  3. mkey says:

    This LA Musician Built $1,200 Tiny Houses for the Homeless. Then the City Seized Them.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6h7fL22WCE

  4. FlyingAxblade says:

    I skipped the article & went straight to “Just for Fun”!

    Back to the article: Venezuela & S. Africa are the two new targets as Trump makes a historic new Atomic Compact with China & Russia with America.

    Venezuela by August, S. Africa by next February.

    The jungle troops will be pulled from S. Korea, replaced with Syrian veterans, in much smaller numbers.

    People will be forced to talk to one another because of the grid down expansion which’ll be the cause for war on a new, actually Corporate Proxy war without nations, as the nations hosting the corporations will take a “back off” stance. Corporate Loyalty will replace historic morality & practical ethics, due to the everything bubble popping like it’s hot, pot stickers.

    Sections of blasted land will be set aside for these corporate wars, and sections of non-blasted land will be auctioned off, the people paid to flee as refugees, but they’ll be refugees with money to buy their way into 1st world countries. Current refugees will return home to be part of the buy-in on the rebuild of their homelands. And the swap of voters will be complete.

  5. FlyingAxblade says:

    if yellow & black it is: https://youtu.be/fjrsYlFEsdc just listen dammit!

  6. Fawlty Towers says:

    Since James has gone AWOL for the next little while I figured we needed to fill up this space with stuff…

    Now I know many here are not exactly enamored with
    Edward Snowden and all of his sordid tale.

    Strangely, I do not fall into this camp. 🙂

    I just pricked a filter bubble (not really, just a YouTube link)
    and actually watched the entire interview!
    What do you get?
    A really bright guy. An excellent speaker.
    Insight into the shenanigans of the FBI, CIA, NSA that
    James often talks about.

    It’s relatively fresh (Jan 2017).

    Edward Snowden Exclusive | The Deep State & Revolution
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTyvLpNpa9E

    I enjoyed it!

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      Fawlty I did enjoy it! Snowden seems to be talking about F-I.W.
      Freedom-I Won’t. Remarkable that Corbett intrduced us to Eric Frank Russell not long after this talk by Mr. Snowdon. I hope people got Snowdens warning about their fondle slab Judas black mirror communications devices. Documenting evidence for future determination. He wasn’t fooling around with his limited time or important messages he chose to convey.
      My prediction for 2019-2020 is a pardon for Mr. Snowden by POTUS Trump. Especially if he is a one term phenomenon. Which makes two predictions.

      • manbearpig says:

        Snowden indeed suffers from substantial credibility issues:

        In this video (that I started but did not have time to finish watching) he begins by perpetuating the Daniel Ellsberg whistleblower myth blown apart in Will the Real Daniel Ellsberg Please Stand Up by Douglas Valentine:

        http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/03/08/will-the-real-daniel-ellsberg-please-stand-up/

        Here’s what Snowden says about 9/11 perpuating the incompetence theory:

        “..You know this is a key question that the 9/11 commission considered, and what they found in the postmortem when they looked at all the classified intelligence from all the different intelligence agencies, they found that we had all of the information we needed as an intelligence community, as a classified sector, as the national defense of the United States, to detect this plot. We actually had records of the phone calls from the United States and out. The CIA knew who these guys were. The problem was not that we weren’t collecting information, it wasn’t that we didn’t have enough dots, it wasn’t that we didn’t have a haystack, it was that we did not understand the haystack that we had…”

        agoravox.tv/actualites/international/article/les-revelations-d-edward-snowden-45466

        and Snowden said nothing about how Greenwald managed the info he had supposedly obtained at great personal risk:

        “…More worrying still are Pierre Omidyar’s role in this saga. That this billionaire co-founder of eBay is suddenly so concerned with the state of journalism that he is willing to drop a quarter of a billion dollars purchasing the services of the very man who is sitting on a trove of tens of thousands (or more) NSA documents is odd, especially considering that Omidyar’s record on civil liberties and his network’s connections to the NSA and Booz Allen Hamilton are enough to raise serious red flags about his new venture.

        As principal shareholder and chairman of eBay, Omidyar controls eBay’s child company, PayPal. PayPal has recently made headlines for prosecuting the so-called “PayPal 14,” the hacktivists who staged a virtual ‘sit in’ in protest of PayPal’s decision to cut off Wikileaks’ funding by organizing a Denial of Service attack on PayPal’s website. PayPal was co-founded by Max Levchin, a dedicated NSA supporter.

        More worrying still, Sal Gambianco, one of the principal investment partners with the Omidyar Network, actually sits on theboard of advisors of Globant, a software company in which both the Omidyar Network and Booz Allen Hamilton, Snowden’s former employer, are major shareholders. Philip Odeen, one of the Booz Allen Hamilton board members, also sits on the Board of Directors of Globant. The Omidyar Network and Booz Allen Hamilton are also both major investors in Innocentive.

        Yet somehow none of these concerns are enough for Greenwald’s most ardent supporters to even raise the question of how he is using his personal collection of leaked NSA files and who he is getting into bed with financially to do so…”

        globalresearch.ca/video-secrets-for-sale-and-the-snowden-affair-the-greenwaldomidyarnsa-connection/5364393

        Another psyop snow job that has many snowden …or snowed under…anyhow…

        • Fawlty Towers says:

          Here’s what Snowden says about 9/11 perpuating the incompetence theory:

          I agree, Snowden is not the perfect whistleblower. Does one exist?
          Do his few comments about 9/11 leave us disappointed? You bet!
          There could be any number of reasons he isn’t coming clean about 9/11.

          Yet for some reason, I am much more forgiving of Snowden about this than I am of Chomsky.

          and Snowden said nothing about how Greenwald managed the info he had supposedly obtained at great personal risk:

          I don’t think it is fair to Snowden, Corbett or members here to make a large
          quote (following the one just above) and not attribute it to the correct author.

          And did anyone ask Snowden directly about “how Greenwald managed the info he had supposedly obtained at great personal risk” and give him the opportunity to respond?

          Another psyop snow job that has many snowden …or snowed under…anyhow…
          5 years later, show us the proof for your accusations please.

      • manbearpig says:

        At around 32;45 minutes it sounds like he’s promoting the total surveillance transparency that’s touted in the movie “The Circle”:

        “…How do we get powerful officials…to abide by all rights, to respect people everywhere at all times? The only way we can make sure that happens is if we can actually see what they’re doing, when they’re doing it, we can witness crimes and we can enforce penalties ourselves and that is something that is missing and until we change that we will be at risk…”

        Smart Meters and Driverless cars are a breach of privacy and the constitution

        so we need to sell people on the illusion of the mutual surveillance grid and get entirely past the notion of privacy

        to usher in the era of Smart Technocracy.

        The Whistleblower as Superhero (not real whistleblowers who were denouncing a specific act of corruption) is part and parcel of this campaign to push total mutual surveillance.

        40:15 “worst excesses of surveillance state predicated on one idea: Americans have one set of rights and everyone else gets basically no rights” Chomskian bizarre non-sequitur recycling the idea of American government as ultimate evil (even if he cites other governments later the seed is planted). In the Chomskian tradition he exhumes the titillating remark that “the people are the worst enemy of their government” basically reducing the debate to the binary dynamics of “you acting or reacting against your government”…old hat. Actually he even looks like a young Chomsky.

        Brilliant deflection of the question “what’s a normal day for you” by rehashing the exciting details his martyr status.

        For his disciples with sore hands he finishes with and effectively absconds with the heart-warming truth that “You are the Superhero you’ve been waiting for.” (while having physically demonstrated and verbally confirmed that if you blow the whistle you’ll end up jobless, familyless, in jail, exiled or even killed or a combination of all of the above).

        And incidentally, I’ve realized that Cued-clapping is sorely missing in Mr Corbett’s videos and interviews. I wish he’d remedy that.

        EEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekk! Student’s here, I can’t edit my comment…submit, don’t submit….? oh hell

        • Fawlty Towers says:

          At around 32;45 minutes it sounds like he’s promoting the total surveillance transparency that’s touted in the movie “The Circle”:

          “…How do we get powerful officials…to abide by all rights, to respect people everywhere at all times? The only way we can make sure that happens is if we can actually see what they’re doing, when they’re doing it, we can witness crimes and we can enforce penalties ourselves and that is something that is missing and until we change that we will be at risk…”

          I didn’t interpret his words the way you did.
          I didn’t take him to mean literally see what they are doing in real-time. I took it to mean, be aware of what politicians are doing, instead of burying our heads in the sand, playing video games etc.

          Brilliant deflection of the question “what’s a normal day for you” by rehashing the exciting details his martyr status.

          Maybe his normal days are boring? Or maybe he’s just practicing to become a politician?

          For his disciples with sore hands he finishes with and effectively absconds with the heart-warming truth that “You are the Superhero you’ve been waiting for.” (while having physically demonstrated and verbally confirmed that if you blow the whistle you’ll end up jobless, familyless, in jail, exiled or even killed or a combination of all of the above).

          You can’t have your cake and eat it too!
          Either he is a genuine whistleblower, now paying its price, or he is a fake. Which one is it?

          And incidentally, I’ve realized that Cued-clapping is sorely missing in Mr Corbett’s videos and interviews. I wish he’d remedy that.

          Funny, I found all the clapping to be entirely genuine.

          It sounds like you didn’t enjoy watching the video. 🙂

          • generalbottlewasher says:

            CFaulty and MBP. Some time back Cherub had a similar line of thought about using the full package of the TPTSB surveillance in a shared two way use. Can’t seem to find it now or I would tee it up for viewing. I found it rather unique but now that I reviewed The Circle I wonder if her idea was the point of reference from which it sprang?
            On Mr. Snowden as being a ” Chomsky ” maybe but I get the feeling he’s in the realm of a long play, spy double foreign agent plant thing than a home grown commie like Chomsky. Then again Chomsky could be a double agent working for you know who too. That world of Brown, Booze, Allen is all spy vs spy toppsie turvey skulldugery. Talk about counting carpet fibers and following them back to its source.

  7. geof.h says:

    It has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

  8. manbearpig says:

    About Snowden, Webster Tarpley has some interesting things to say:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFfigj89QV4

    • generalbottlewasher says:

      MBP, Im curious about the concept and its use, with the limited hangout thing? Younger people around here have an idea about Snowdon that seems manufactured.
      Im assuming he’s a fake fear porn pysop in planting fear? For the next nudge in some other direction?

      • manbearpig says:

        besides just being prodigious liars passing themselves off as something they’re not

        “…A limited hangout or partial hangout is, according to former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Victor Marchetti, “spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting—sometimes even volunteering—some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further.”

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_hangout

        What better way to do this than through Gatekeepers and Whistle-blowers like Snowden

        and Chomsky who give you part of the info (ex: the U.S. government is bad, bought, lies and spies on you in institutionalized and incentivized ways (which you already suspected) while omitting the longstanding history, the university collaboration and the underlying objectives of this surveillance and mendacity)

        thus gaining credibility so they can then effectively serve as gatekeepers by using ridicule and sophistry to deflect you away from critical “outrageous conspiracy theories” like the Kennedy assasination or 9/11 were inside jobs (whose revelation might radically change your perception of “democracy and government” and change your behavior in ways detrimental to the status quo since just lying to you isn’t as jarring as outright murdering you)

        and herd you towards prepackaged solutions like vote differently, sign petitions or march against government initiatives.

        Snowden is designed to corral rage, shock and disenchantment, serve as an icon of adoration and faith, and be a compelling opinion-maker. As a modern-day whistle-blower exiled martyr what he says is gospel. He can sell the fictitious and strategic notions of mutual total surveillance and perpetuate illusions surrounding critical events, offering the incompetence theory rather than the truth of outright false flag domestic mass murder theory of 9/11 for example, allowing the deep state to maintain its head start and power over the population; an accomplice covering the tracks of eugenical mass murderers.

        Accomplices without which the murderers might not succeed.

        But then again, “Who cares?”

        • generalbottlewasher says:

          MBP thank you! Wow that is as complex as it is articulate. So I care to know these complex ideas and I know you care too to pass along this abstract knowledge. You have a gift for that. Its a complex idea. Im going to have to read it 10 more times so it sinks in. Thanks! To further learning.

        • manbearpig says:

          Actually, not very articulate at all, jam-packed with grammatical mistakes and problems with syntax, largely copy/pasted from wikipedia (as indicated) but if you get the idea, that’s all that really matters.

  9. mkey says:

    Accelerating Rate Of Sea Level Fraud
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e82smfcypUc

    Tony Heller sounds like a broken record.

  10. Ragnar says:

    Can we get rid of mkey and the spam? You can see enough of that on any platform that idiotically uses Discus to let people comment on topics.

    • mkey says:

      The Remaking Of Fast Food
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZmo36lFt2s

      Camille strikes again.

    • pearl says:

      Get rid of mkey? What an odd thing to say. You don’t have to follow the links. Besides, The Corbett Report’s subtitle is Open Source Intelligence.

      See James Corbett’s Tedx presentation, specifically 8:46:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOeAa6Ye4dc

      • manbearpig says:

        Happy New Year Pearl!!

        May you pursue inspiring projects for 2019!

        Thanks for posting that link. It brought back younger and brighter visions of myself…

        -a grumpy manbearpig

        • pearl says:

          Happy New Year to you too, MBP!

          I’ll do my best!

          Grumpy manbearpig? How can such an impressively able creature be grumpy? I simply refuse to believe it!

          • manbearpig says:

            I think we could work something out here Pearl…

            For example…You send me weekly words of encouragement like the ones above,

            …and I send you a check… that preferably doesn’t bounce… or… the equivalent in… coffee buttercream cupcakes…???

            We gotta deal??

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Ragnar,
      I like seeing mkey’s links.
      I go to them often.

  11. manbearpig says:

    Well… if we suppose that Bill Gates only invests in potential WMDs such as vaccines, GMO mosquitos, Total surveillance satellites and brainwashing K-12 public school systems we might have a good reason to be skeptical of this “plant-based meat” as he’s financed both sides of the plant-based meat war:

    “Bill Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft, and Li Ka-shing, Asia’s third-richest man, are among the investors backing the firm [Impossible Foods] in its quest to get a plant-based burger to market.
    Impossible Foods is locked in a race against another startup, Beyond Meat, to get a high-quality, plant-based burger into the mainstream…
    Beyond Meat (which also counts Gates among its backers) is selling its product alongside the real thing in the meat section, while Impossible Foods has been getting its product—made with soy leghemoglobin—into high-profile restaurants…”

    qz.com/1044498/bill-gates-impossible-foods-investment-increases-in-meatless-burger-funding-round/

  12. mkey says:

    A bit of good news, (unified) Korean national handball team takes on the Germans in the world cup opening game.

    The time has come: The Handball World Cup is opened – the ball flies – Germany meets Korea.
    https://twitter.com/handballwelt/status/1083417660615024640/photo/1

  13. Trudy-Alan says:

    James! Damn, if you aint RIGHT! New world coming.

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