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
Baghdadi Is al-Baghdadi really dead? October 31, 2019 04:47 Posted in: News, Politics - Is al-Baghdadi really dead? Trump announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS, has been killed, giving blow against the terrorist organization. Trump also said the person likely to be first in line to replace the slain leader has also been "terminated." Here’s how U.S. forces tracked down Baghdadi. The recent U.S. withdrawal from Syria had a significant impact on the planning of Baghdadi operation. A senior SDF commander claimed their source also played a vital role in… Continue Reading
Future Restaurants The future of restaurants, what will it look like? October 30, 2019 08:44 Posted in: Culture, Economy, Science & Technology - One thing we all like to do, and that is eat. Not just eat but have someone else make it - yes restaurants. Food and drinks sales of the restaurant industry in the United States reached $745.61 billion in 2015 – a long way from the $42.8 billion seen in 1970. Nearly a trillion-dollar industry, so it is a big deal. News Forecasters puts its crystal ball to work and provides a take on what the restaurant industry may look… Continue Reading
Brexit Quick Sand Brexit quicksand, are you sick of it yet? October 29, 2019 06:56 Posted in: News, Politics - Are you sick of Brexit yet? Thresa May couldn't do it. Can Boris Johnson do it? Well, right now it sure doesn't look like. Brexit seems as elusive as ever, mired in quicksand. News Forecasters ask where do we stand with Brexit and where do we go from here? In a quick recap of events, Boris could not get his Brexit deal passed last week, which was not much different than May's. After some no-deal antics from Boris, Brexit is… Continue Reading
Himalaya Viagra Himalaya Viagra and the threat of biodiversity loss October 28, 2019 13:18 Posted in: Science & Technology - Another natural miracle species has recently come to light dubbed - Himalaya Viagra. It is a fungus called Ophiocordyceps sinensis (C. sinensis). In nature, the C. sinensis fungus colonizes and eventually kills the larvae of the ghost moth, which lives high in the Tibetan Himalayas (between 3,000 and 5,000 feet high). C. sinensis is also called “caterpillar fungus” or yartsa gunbu, which translates to “winter worm, summer grass.” With the use of this non-addictive fungus, your focus goes through the roof, and your… Continue Reading
Is God an Egalitarian? October 27, 2019 10:39 Posted in: Culture, Politics - Is God an Egalitarian? For the purposes of this article, perhaps we need to define egalitarianism. Egalitarian is generally characterized by the idea that all human persons are equal in fundamental worth. For many, this definition sounds reasonable, but the devil is in the detail. Some go further and argue that egalitarianism is where people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights and advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people. Whoa,… Continue Reading
Cheating spouse twice as likely to cheat at work, pre-crime social media scoring? October 25, 2019 22:30 Posted in: Culture, Economy - CEOs who cheat on a spouse is twice as likely to cheat at work, so a study shows. Cheating on your spouse goes hand in hand with cheating in the workplace. That’s the conclusion of a provocative new academic study that found a strong correlation between adultery and workplace misconduct by corporate executives and financial advisers. In the #metoo age and where every social move is tracked on social media, what will be the trend in social media scoring (sorta… Continue Reading
Will China crash, dragging the global economy with it? October 24, 2019 21:40 Posted in: Economy - Will China crash, dragging the global economy with it? China over the last 40 years has made stellar advancements in its economy. It is on track to be the largest economy in the world, If not already. It has been the envy of the world. The question for some is, is it sustainable? There are dark storm clouds building. News Forecasters outlines the major issues facing China and what may likely happen in a very few short years. Whatever happens… Continue Reading
Women Socialism Why American socialism is coming – women? October 23, 2019 09:38 Posted in: Culture, Economy, Politics - There is a feeling in the air that women are becoming more politically active, not just in America but all across the developed world. For example, there are currently six 2020 U.S. presidential candidates. Currently in the European Parliament women make up 40% of its members, up from 15% in 1980. Women are making their mark on government. For sure, women's views of the world will be different than men's - with subsequent change in government policy. News Forecasters will let… Continue Reading
Lab Grown Brains Do lab grown brains have a soul? October 22, 2019 22:21 Posted in: Culture, Science & Technology - Neuroscientists have opened an ethical Pandora's box by growing lumps of human brain in the lab, and in some cases transplanting the tissue into animals. The blobs of tissue are made from stem cells and, while they are only the size of a pea, some have developed spontaneous brain waves, similar to those seen in premature babies. But the work is controversial because it is unclear where it may cross the line into human experimentation. Some would like funding agencies to freeze… Continue Reading