It seems customary for blogs to mark the new year in some fashion. Rather than bore you with yet another year in review, I’m going to throw out a few predictions for what Jan 01 2010 will look like. Feel free to chime in with your own.
- Israel and the Palestinians will have the appearance of an unsteady truce, still will not recognize each others right to exist, and will generally look just like they have.
- Tensions will be higher with Iran, China, and Russia as they strengthen ties and threaten their neighbors.
- Iraq will turn from a military problem to a political one.
- Afghanistan will look much like it does today.
- Relations will improve with Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea.
- Barack Obama will find that his biggest obstacles lie within his own party. Congress will grow less cooperative by the day.
- California will strike down gay marriage ban again.
- The Internet will see a notable reduction in liberal bias.
- Gitmo is gone.
- Surveillance programs will be overhauled.
- Economic slowdown will continue through the first quarter.
- Several more large, household name companies will fall.
- April will see a chaotic turnaround in the market.
- Gold will hit $1200.
- $5 gas in September.
- Talk of food crisis will cause a food crisis.
- Inflation will be the worry again and will end the year at 11%.
- Interest rates will remain low.