Iran Protests Will Iranian protests lead to a new free secular Iran? November 21, 2019 01:33 Posted in: News, Politics - AP - Days of Iranian protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International reported, adding that the real figure may be much higher. Iran’s government has not released a toll of those arrested, injured, or killed in the protests that have occurred and spread quickly across at least 100 cities and towns. But it disputed Amnesty’s report through its mission to the United Nations, calling it "baseless allegations and… Continue Reading
What happens if crime rates skyrocket? November 20, 2019 07:15 Posted in: Culture - Gallup poll - A slim majority of Americans describe the problem of U.S. crime as "extremely" or "very serious." The latest 52% is up slightly from 48% in 2018 - when this measure hit a low not seen since 2005 - but remains down from the period of 2015 to 2017, when figures of seriousness ranged between 59% and 60%. The data is from Gallup's annual Crime poll, conducted October 1 to 13. Americans remain much more likely to describe… Continue Reading
Hanging Chad Florida demographics, Trump loses in 2020 by 28,000 votes? November 19, 2019 05:02 Posted in: Politics - We are rapidly approaching the 2020 presidential elections. One does not have to speculate much to know that this is a pivotal election. Will America go socialist or continue on its current path, a pseudo capitalist society. Pulling the rest of the world with it. Despite what you think of the current U.S. President Donald Trump, understanding his declared election chances will be critical in understanding what happens next on the global stage. News Forecasters believes despite the other election… Continue Reading
Google RIP – what is the future of internet search? November 18, 2019 12:28 Posted in: Science & Technology - Some 500,000 times every second we use internet search. It brings us the juiciest gossip, news, the best gifts for the holidays, history with historical data, education, our political views, logistics just to name a few, and has become the cornerstone of an economy worth trillions of dollars. Google the dominant player in internet search has turned into a verb - "just Google it." It is hard to imagine a world, real or virtual, without internet search. Google obviously will… Continue Reading
Venice Italy Flooding Venice Italy, 85% underwater, climate change? November 17, 2019 06:23 Posted in: Science & Technology - The northern Italian canal city of Venice is facing its first significant flood of the current rainy season. The rainy season in Italy has gradually extended and become more severe in recent years. Consequently, the floods are starting earlier than usual this year. Are the horrors of climate change upon us? Venice has been hit with another high tide that has left around 85% of the Italian city underwater. According to local authorities, the tide peaked at 154cm on Friday, leaving… Continue Reading
Independent Voter Battle for the Independent Voter, how will they vote? November 16, 2019 22:46 Posted in: Politics - Pew Research - Partisan divides in the U.S. are as wide as they’ve ever been in the modern political era. But what about the large share of Americans who identify as Independents? A recent Pew Research Center report took a detailed look at these Americans. Among other things, it illustrated that independents have lower levels of political participation and are demographically different from those who affiliate with a party – and that their views are often as divided as those of… Continue Reading
Is hyperinflation coming, is the CPI lying? November 15, 2019 05:00 Posted in: Economy - Have you ever wondered why the official inflation numbers never seem to jive with your own personal experience? For the most part, the media has dutifully reported the nonsensical CPI data as if it were scripture from the BLS. Originally, the CPI was determined by comparing the price of a fixed basket of goods and services spanning two different periods. However, over time, the U.S. Congress embraced the view that the CPI should reflect changes in the cost to maintain… Continue Reading
Impeachment Fed Impeachment looky here, does the Fed have a plan B? November 14, 2019 09:01 Posted in: Economy, Politics - You would have to be living under a rock if you haven't been watching the impeachment show of President Donald Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats are having a political orgasm. The Republicans are shaking their heads. Everyone understands that the impeachment hearings are going nowhere - Trump most likely will not be convicted in the Republican-held Senate. It is political theater. Both sides have the strategies to make the other side look bad. News Forecasters asks, if… Continue Reading
Marxist Plan The Marxist Plan to Destroy America? November 13, 2019 14:49 Posted in: Culture, Politics - The "commies" are coming for America? Yeah, your joking, right? But I thought we defeated the evil USSR back in 1991, so why should we worry now? Well, it may be true that the USSR was defeated, or should we say they somewhat defeated themselves, the Marxist, communist, or socialist (communism-lite) ideologies lingers on. After all, the originators of these ideologies knew that the implementation would span the rises and falls of various state entities. In the 20th century, the… Continue Reading
Starship Super Heavy Elon Musk dreaming again, really budget space travel? November 12, 2019 04:29 Posted in: Science & Technology - For as long as human civilization has existed, we have always sought to explore the world around us. Our innate desire for exploration and discovery is what makes us unique as a species. You have to love Elon Musk's inspiration. He claims he can make space travel costs to be 1% of current NASA launches. Elon's dreams are just a tiny fraction of what existing launches costs are today. On average, NASA spends an average of $152m per launch -… Continue Reading
Silicon valley dumbfuckery. Facebook and Apple personal gripes. November 11, 2019 15:00 Posted in: Economy, Science & Technology - We've all been there, trying to work with 21st-century technology with some blockhead Silicon Valley company. We've been told that all these Silicon Valley companies are filled with young wizkids. But nevertheless, these companies are big, very big. Like any big organization, the left-hand never knows what the right hand is doing. And they're basically monopolies, so going to a more efficient small company very often is not an option. So I'm going to illustrate a couple of personal gripes… Continue Reading
Bloomberg Bloomberg is in the 2020 presidential race, or is he? November 10, 2019 17:36 Posted in: News, Politics - Bloomberg announced last March 2019 that he would not run for president, but now he has filed paperwork to become a candidate in the Democratic primary in Alabama - on the last possible day. This move doesn’t mean Bloomberg is definitely running. He says he is keeping his options open, although Bloomberg advisers told The New York Times that he would decide for sure whether to run within a matter of days, not weeks. News Forecasters has said previously not… Continue Reading
Trump Economy Trump Economy charge stocks to new highs, what next? November 9, 2019 07:09 Posted in: Economy, News - The media world continues to struggle with the Trump economy - and yes, we can now say it is a Trump economy that are fully into the Trump era. President Trump often says the US economy is on a historic high, perhaps the greatest it's ever been - stock markets seem to hit new highs every month. However, many media outlets continue to downplay the success. One quote admits from the BBC, "It's true the economy has been doing well… Continue Reading
Climate Emergency 11,000 scientists declare climate emergency, want population control November 7, 2019 04:33 Posted in: News, Science & Technology - The world’s people face "untold suffering due to the climate crisis" unless there are major transformations to global society, according to a stark warning from more than 11,000 scientists. The statement is published in the journal BioScience on the 40th anniversary of the first world climate conference, which was held in Geneva in 1979. The statement was a collaboration of dozens of scientists and endorsed by further 11,000 from 153 nations. The scientists say the urgent changes needed include ending population… Continue Reading
Electoral College Tomfoolery Hillary the 46th President, Electoral College tomfoolery November 6, 2019 09:12 Posted in: Politics - What happens if no presidential candidate gets 270 Electoral votes in the 2020 U.S. Presidential elections? Is this even possible? Well, yes, it is. The U.S. is horribly divided. Half the people hate Trump, and the other half fear socialism and the onslaught of far-left politics. This leaves the door open for a compromise candidate in an independent third-party run for the presidency. Over the years, there have been many attempts at a third-party run. None have succeeded. The last… Continue Reading
Democrats November 2019 Elizabeth Warren slipping, forecasting the Democratic primaries – November 2019 November 5, 2019 08:06 Posted in: Politics - Elizabeth Warren came under sustained attack from her Democratic rivals during the October 2019 presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio. For the most part, little movement in political fortunes has occurred since these debates and since our last forecast. News Forecasters updates its forecast, giving a few more interesting details. Most of the political dialogue for the 2020 U.S. presidential election is now about the Trump non-impeachment impeachment. There is not much room for any other real discussion on issues and… Continue Reading
California Fires California wildfires, testing human conditioning? November 4, 2019 04:23 Posted in: Culture, News - California is burning - literally. By now, you have heard about the devastating wildfires in California. In the past two years, California has experienced the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history. The fire season across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year, exacerbated by drought and deadly winds. Though a natural part of the state's landscape, the veracity of the wildfires has caught many by surprise. The blame game has changed from specific incidents to… Continue Reading
Call for a new 9/11 investigation, will it ever happen? November 3, 2019 17:00 Posted in: Politics - One of the many oddities of the Jeffrey Epstein situation was a painting of Bill Clinton wearing a blue dress and red heels in his Manhattan home. The original artist, Petrina Ryan-Kleid, exhibited this painting as her degree work in 2012 from the New York Academy of Art. She also painted former President George W Bush - a satire of a child-like president, playing with airplanes amidst broken build blocks - perhaps emblematic of the towers that fell on 9/11.… Continue Reading
Hall Of Presidents Which US President was the best economically? November 2, 2019 18:07 Posted in: Economy, Politics - “It’s the economy, stupid,” was the slogan James Carville coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H. W. Bush. One of the hallmarks in the U.S. presidential debate today is Trump touting the success of the U.S. economy - best ever. So is this true? News Forecasters asks, which president has done the best in terms of economic policy historically? When looking at a president's performance, hard data can't be looked… Continue Reading
Jack Twitter Twitter blocks political ads, free speech under attack? November 1, 2019 08:30 Posted in: Culture, News, Politics - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a series of tweets that the tech giant would no longer accept political or advocacy advertising of any kind on its platform. The policy will be published by Twitter on November 15. The policy will go into effect on November 22. Many took to Twitter to cheer Jack's decision to take money out of politics. The Trump campaign says that the Twitter ad-block is yet another way big tech is trying to "silence conservatives."… Continue Reading