Rick336 knows all.
Here are my top 16 predictions for 2009
. ( posted on January 7, 2009 )
1. There will be a snowstorm in the Midwest between January 7th and April 15th that will cause airport delays and rescheduling. Lost baggage will also be a problem.
Chicago got a foot of snow today. Some flight schedules at O'Hare Airport were canceled.
January 10, 2009
2. Chocolate candy sales will begin to rise shortly before February 14th but drop off sharply after Easter.
February 11, 2009 USA Today Financial
More than 8 billion candy "conversation hearts" will hit stores this year. You could pocket some profits on the 1.5 billion chocolate Kisses that will sell for V-day this year through shares of The Hershey Company. The candy-bar and peanut-butter-cup maker seems to be benefiting as consumers trade down from boutique-label imported chocolates. Hershey, one of the rare blue-chip stocks that are up from a year ago, posted strong results for its fourth quarter, boosting profits per share by 9%, to $0.59. At $35.80, the stock (HSY) trades for 18 times estimated 2009 earnings per share of $1.95.
3. Before the end of 2009 there will be unrest somewhere in the Middle East.
4. Between January and the end of December a US congressman will be involved in a scandal.
5. The cost of gas will go up and then down and then up and then down but not necessarily in that order.
6. A tornado will touchdown somewhere in the U.S. and witnesses will compare its sound to a freight train.
February 11, 2009
Oklahoma tornado leaves 8 confirmed dead; death toll
“There’s nothing left ... twisted metal, cars turned upside down, cars in trees.”
Harris, who lives just down the road from some of the most hard hit areas, said he and his family rode the storm out in a tornado shelter.
“It really does sound like a freight train coming through,” he said, describing the roar of the devastating storm.
7. During a festival in a major U.S. city, a man will dress in women's clothes and ride on a parade float through the center of town.
8. In late summer all major networks will announce to the public a plan to air new TV shows scheduled for the fall.
9. Between January and November a LGBT magazine or newspaper will print a story about Harvey Milk.
Advocate January 24, 2009
Despite garnering only one nomination at the Golden Globes, Milk swept up eight nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards.
Milk tells the story of the rise and unfortunate death of LGBT rights pioneer and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk. The film took on a deeper meaning upon its release. On the heels of the passing of Prop. 8 in California, gay audiences turned to the film as a source of inspiration to keep the fight for equality alive.
10. Within the next 12 months a wildfire will flare up in California.
11. An American sports figure will be involved in a divorce.
12. A minister of a church in a state somewhere in the southeastern U.S. will make an announcement to his congregation that the media is controlled by liberals.
13. Hillary Clinton will not run for president in 2009.
14. Before the end of the year the number of babies born in China will increase.
15. Sometime in the late summer and early fall, a storm will form in the Atlantic with winds and precipitation seen as a concern.
16. In the West and South entire hillsides of small evergreens will disappear shortly after Thanksgiving. At this same time, retail stores will experience an increase in business.
Let's check back a year from now to see if any of these came true.