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The Only 2011 Forecast With A Bizarro Chance Of Getting It All Correct

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Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:13 | 839717 umop episdn
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I'm sure the aliens will tell us that a check is in the mail...

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:13 | 839719 gwar5
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I predict the bitches at the Federal Reserve will precipitate a run on the banks and call for martial law.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:32 | 839786 MsCreant
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You missed the point of this post. You are supposed to come up with extreme, gag, predictions, riiiiiight? Yours is a given statement of fact.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:14 | 839726 OMG
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100 trillion quatloos , well well well! So TD has the inside scoop on those quatloos, or he thought he did!


The Bernanke had already heard the call "head For The Choopa" and convinced the Alpha Centauri to complete the FX swaps as advised....too late for the admin the water is polluted.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:51 | 839735 CPL
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4. The SNAP food stamp program will be expanded to include cable TV access to a new U.S. government-sponsored channel, "Bread and Circuses."


Saddly I believe this will actually happen even with TD being a smart ass

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:53 | 839835 Oh regional Indian
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CPL, I had the exact same thought. It will be couched in some "Continuation fo Governance" gobbledygook.

The citizens will need to be kept informed of where the Soup Kitchen lines are the shortest, get 24/7 UFC re-re-re-runs etc. etc.

Propaganda!!! It's no laughing matter (insert cackling laugh track)!



Sun, 01/02/2011 - 05:19 | 842384 jeff montanye
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and what about "interactivity"?  they get to overhear you so as to protect your home(land) from domestic terrorist attack.  you get to pick the features of microsoft's high def dvds.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:00 | 839855 The Alarmist
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SNAP already provides assistance for phone service, so this is not such a stretch.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:23 | 839751 Pants McPants
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I haven't finished reading yet but felt the need to chime in on #3.  Brilliant.  If Mr. Smith had included professional sports in his merger I would go all in on his behalf.  As if seeing Obama's mug on finance and news sites isn't enough he's permeated the sports pages as well.  Good grief!

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:25 | 839763 TooBearish
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Oil and bonds will both rally hard all year?!?

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:29 | 839780 Azannoth
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"NASA's budget shortfall will preclude the interpretation of the aliens' message, but it will be believed by some cryptographers to be a combination of laughter and fear."

1 Alien: those humans are shitting us, aren't they (giggle)

2 Alien: <after pondering> no I think they're not (alien goo running through their pants)

1 Alien: let's use our time machine and make sure the 1st Contact never happened

2 Alien: you're a genius!

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:04 | 839870 The Alarmist
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Actually, I am reminded of a Twilight Zone Episode ... the aliens come along with a book entitled, "To Serve Man," and as her ultra-smart science type colleagues board the alien ship to go to their new digs on their planet, the smart young lady manages to translate the contents ...

"To Serve Man: It's a cookbook!"

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:30 | 839784 Sudden Debt
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Nothing about the construction of Stallags? Work camps for the lazy unemployed?

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:37 | 839795 MsCreant
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You all keep missing that this is a joke post, see. You are supposed to post stuff that is clearly far fetched and absurd. Here is an example of one:


#There will be a recovery.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:59 | 839844 rosiescenario
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...no..."The current recovery will advance"

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:56 | 840007 JonNadler
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at an increasing pace!

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:58 | 839847 penisouraus erecti
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Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:12 | 839888 NumberNone
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Either people are just reading the headlines and not the content...or the world has gotten so effed up people actually can accept the premises as possible. 


Fri, 12/31/2010 - 17:14 | 840379 jakethesnake76
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Thanx i was afraid i was gonna have to prepare for something dire or even worry about my Gov. Job , so i can smile and nod back off to sleep now my retirement funds are safe again.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:04 | 839873 The Alarmist
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You got it wrong, dude.  The work camps are to keep the remaining few productive citizens working while their overlords and supporting poverty-posse live off their efforts.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:39 | 839804 101 years and c...
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Tyler Durden's identity is revealed.  He is a disgruntled janitor at GS and is blogging because his bonus is "only" 300% of his yearly salary.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:00 | 839851 rosiescenario
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....which would also explain his access to certain inforamtion left carelessly lying on the copier....

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:41 | 839805 TexDenim
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We are goign to see the Fed buy equities, oil, apartment buildings, pet food, and bordellos in Nevada.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 16:23 | 840221 zhandax
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They already tried that....Mustang Ranch in Nevada.  They later sold it at a loss.....

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 20:51 | 840822 StychoKiller
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'Tis the screwing they get for the screwing they got!  It's certainly a statement when the Govt. can't even run a cathouse properly!

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:41 | 839808 dracos_ghost
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I think #8 is a typo. The UN cuts a deal with the Alpha Romeo system and gives Italy a way to get bailed out by the federation of planets and leave the Euro.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:51 | 839822 Azannoth
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There is one reason and 1 reason only why the government hides from us the fact that aliens have been visiting or possibly are still visiting Earth, any being smart enough to travel the Galaxy would be smart enough to see through the daily lies we are fed, we are in fact a Galactical North Korea, where any contact with the outside is prohibited


I wouldn't be surprised that the governments especially USA have threatened with planetary suicide if the aliens where ever to show them selves in public

Sun, 01/02/2011 - 05:27 | 842387 jeff montanye
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if i understand you, i wouldn't be surprised if the u.s.a threatened aliens with planetary destruction either.  what would surprise me is that, after watching iraq and afghanistan, the aliens believed the threats.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:45 | 839819 Mad Max
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As good as any list I've seen so far.  But two glaring errors:

#5 "Contestants will gather in a replica of Rome's famed Coliseum" no, TV is far too cheap for that.  Think huge uninsulated pole barn.

#8, it won't be quatloos, see here:


Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:08 | 839881 The Alarmist
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re #5, you are correct sir that TV is too cheap to build an actual coliseum, but they will build a few styrofoam columns and chroma-key the rest ... TV, like Politics, is all about illusion.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:49 | 839827 downrodeo
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hang-gliding combat.... hilarious!


I've got one: I call it murder golf.

Two players are positioned 50 meters from one another. They are each given a basket of golf balls and a callaway driver, and the last person standing/twitching wins the round. If you're a decent shot, the rounds shouldn't last more than 20-30 seconds. The ad revenue alone could pay the national debt.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:02 | 839864 rosiescenario
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....and Rolex would be a sure advertiser

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:54 | 839836 mogul rider
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The maple leafs win the cup.


Holy sheep doodoo I just woke up from a nightmare.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 13:59 | 839843 chindit13
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Some Zerohedge predictions:

---ZH will run 400+ articles on gold, all the same folks will make all the same comments, for and against, nobody convinces anyone of anything...junks flow freely

---Gordon Gekko will write two cookbooks, one for gold and one for fiat paper, "You Can Eat Gold (Just Use My Bathroom, Please)", and "Fiat is the New Arugula"

---Cornelius will devise a program that blocks the account of anyone using any permutation of "bitches"

---Michelle will will Caruso and Cabrera to Erin Burnett, much to the delight of ZH shut-ins and TSA airport personnel

---the range of world problems attributed to Jews by ZH regulars will expand to include acne and boils

---the range of world problems attributed to the CIA by ZH regulars will expand to include chronic flatulence

---Alex Jones will be "proven" to be a CIA psyop, Geopol a Mossad agent, since neither has yet produced official government documents showing 911 was an inside job; Julian Assange will start the rumors to take heat off himself for same

---Marla will start her own blog called SubZerohedge, with obvious product placement opportunities should housing recover; copyright battles will ensue

---a meteor will strike the Earth wiping out North Dakota; ZHer's will scream false flag

---"Tyler" will admit he's really Chumbawamba

---"Tyler" will admit he's really Harry Wanger

---RoboTrader will join PromiseKeepers and swear off soft porn

---Jim Cramer will break Sergey out of prison in order to hack Zerohedge and stop the character assassination, as opposed to the character suicide he does on CNBC

---a future Fed President, now a doctoral student at an Ivy League university, will study Great Depression II and convince himself he knows what Bernanke did wrong;  hide your babies

---ZHer's who write, "this is going to fall apart a lot faster than people think" will be required to do 300 hours of community service in the Hamptons for the "underprivileged" (folks who did not receive an eight figure bonus)

---2011 will end with not a single prosecution for wrongdoing in the financial system

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:06 | 839876 rosiescenario
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...you out did the original, especially liked:


"--a future Fed President, now a doctoral student at an Ivy League university, will study Great Depression II and convince himself he knows what Bernanke did wrong;  hide your babies"

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 15:00 | 840020 JonNadler
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yeah I liked that one too

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:39 | 839914 Red Neck Repugnicant
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I think it would be interesting to see the worst predictions for 2010.

In doing so, one cannot deny the undisputed champion - Dick Bove.   He might be the only bull in the Wall Street community (community - lol) that could not find a way to make money in 2010.

Mr. Hairy Face's top picks for 2010?  Banks!  Banks!  Banks!  

In particular, his favorite humping posts were GS, C, BAC and Wells.  

Could it be that Dick Bove is the only person that lost money in 2010?  Obviously, the sebaceous glands in his face responsible for his beard growth are sucking so much energy away from the brain that it has affected his cognition.  He should spend less time being concerned that his face will be cold, and more time directing nutrients to other regions of the body - namely, the frontal cortex.  

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:25 | 839920 Hulk
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Well done Chindit13, but technically inaccurate. "Bitchez" is not a permutation of "bitches" as it contains a 'z'..

Au and Ag Bitchez! This Biatchie is going down fast!

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:43 | 839973 moneymutt
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Robo in promise keepers, that was my favorite

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 15:28 | 840131 Calmyourself
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Nicely done..

TD is Harry Wanger reminding us to stay in the here and now..

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:07 | 839877 penisouraus erecti
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#5 - sounds like "Monday Night Rehabilitation" from the movie Idiocracy......

lots of tards livin kick-ass lives out there............

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:48 | 839984 mikhail kalashnikov
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Ya know, it is a good thing our president has a 3 point plan...

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 17:21 | 840401 penisouraus erecti
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South Carolina Representative # 1: That's what you said last time, dipshit!

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:17 | 839900 rlouis
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I predict by late 2011 overseas private security contractors of the US gov. go on strike because even with outrageous high pay and low taxes, the $$ won't buy sh** overseas.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:24 | 839916 Croesus
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Predictions for 2011:




Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:30 | 839922 TruthInSunshine
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I am predicting that income tax rates will revert to 1914 levels and exposure:


In 1914, the income tax applied to less than 4% of Americans. The top marginal rate was 3%, while the overwhelming majority of the less than 4% who did pay any income tax paid 1%:

Rep. Cordell Hull introduced the first income tax law under the newly adopted Sixteenth Amendment. He proposed a graduated tax starting with a 1-percent rate for incomes between $4,000 and $20,000 increasing to a top rate of 3 percent for those earning $50,000 or more. The House Ways and Means Committee called upon citizens to "cheerfully support and sustain this, the fairest and cheapest of all taxes. . . ."

The first tax collection day under the new law took place on March 1, 1914. Since the average worker earned only about $800 a year, few people actually had to pay any federal income tax. Less than 4 percent of American families made an annual income of $3,000 or more. Deductions and exemptions further shrank the pool of taxpayers. Nevertheless, the federal government collected $71 million that first year. Millionaire John D. Rockefeller alone paid an estimated $2 million.

All in all, most Americans thought the new tax was a great idea. One taxpayer wrote to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, "I have purposely left out some deductions I could claim, in order to have the privilege and the pleasure of paying at least a small income tax. . . ."


BRIA 11 3 b The Income Tax Amendment: Most Thought It Was a Great Idea

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:37 | 839960 Pez
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Here's a couple:

Paris Hilton donates Tax Refund to Michigan: Unemployment drops to .5%

SEC to be acquired by Goldman Sucks in effort to reduce government debt. (Oh sorry, this happened already.)

Cars now made at the GM plant run on non-carbon emitting fuels formulated by Al Gore. Thank you "Clean Coal" quips Obama.

Bush, "Chin"ney, Rumsfeld, et. al. extradited to Gitmo for surreptitiously causing Iraq War.



Sun, 01/02/2011 - 05:37 | 842388 jeff montanye
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and bush, et. al., require extradition because gitmo is sold to raul castro who takes cuba public following fidel's death and uses the funds (from the fed in q.e. 4) to buy the base rights back to make a terrorist theme park.

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:57 | 839962 Husk-Erzulie
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Really amusing, thank you...avuncular, such a lovely word. :-))

Reuters will report that Facebook has officially beat out Google.com as the most visited website on the web.... Oh, wait

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 14:42 | 839968 moneymutt
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what's so wrong with letting us use the discount window, I'd love to get a zero percent interest loan for few 100 billion and buy Treasuries with it...I would even use my "earnings" to stimulate the economy, I promise.

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