Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ding! Ding! Bonk! 2011 Wrap Up

Every New Years, Jesse and I have a tradition of listening to Coast To Coast AM's New Years Prediction show. In honor of that, last year I compiled my own list of predictions. Here's the follow up:

DING DING DING!
- There will be a mass meat recall due to some form of tainted beef.









DING DING DING!
- There will be a big fire in the central valleys of California.




DING DING DING!
- A new species of dinosaur will be discovered Utah.

BONK!
Well, while there WAS a new species of bird discovered, it wasn't in the Amazon, but surprisingly in the US. This is the first in over 37 years apparently. However, there was a new species of primate found in the Amazon.
- A new species of bird will be discovered in the Amazon.


BONK!
Well, there was a pretty devastating earthquake in India this year, but I can't find any info pertaining to outbreaks of diseases, looting or rioting, or the US throwing more troops there to civilize things.
- There will be a disasterous earthquake in India and it will be felt throughout many neighboring countries causing a massive outbreak of diseases, looting and rioting and the US will throw more soldiers to Afghanistan to try and stabilize things there.


DING DING DING!
- The economy will start to show signs of recovery (not stabilization yet.)

BONK!
Well, TSA did change a few rules in terms of security check equipment, but it looks like body scanners are here for a while longer.
- TSA is going to become stricter on their regulations on what you can and can't take on planes, however, the full body scanners are going to start to phase out due to costs.


BONK!
There were a few different lawsuits regarding privacy rights and cookies, but it appears there have not been any closed cases yet, but ones that have happened in the past have been thrown out or over ruled because plantiff's can't prove any harm done.
- Facebook will be at the center of a large class action suit over privacy rights (they will win under the pretense people can opt how much information they choose to share on the internet about themselves.)



Looks like any generalized prediction can come true or not. Just like horoscopes, if we look for it, we can find something in nothing. 

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