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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Trump Cult Are Trump supporters living in a cult? October 20, 2019 09:27 Posted in: Culture, Politics - Bill Maher has in the past on his political satire program "Real Time" revealed the true identity of "Q." Maher's final rule in his "New Rules" segment announced to the world that Maher himself is "Q." Maher was joking, of course, as he was calling out just how silly the latest Trumpworld conspiracy theory is. Maher himself, suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, has been doing nothing but trashing Trump every chance he gets on his show.  Maher is basically calling… Continue Reading
Nuclear War Is nuclear war inevitable? October 19, 2019 09:06 Posted in: Culture, Politics - During the Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy estimated the odds of nuclear war as being somewhere between one out of three. For something that catastrophic, those odds are not good. Let's not get into the detail of this crisis, other than to say that some have said that this was the closest the world has come to the unthinkable. News Forecasters ask, is nuclear war inevitable? The world has been living under mutually assured destruction (MAD). This is a doctrine of military strategy and national… Continue Reading
Will SETI encourage an alien UFO invasion of Earth? October 18, 2019 06:10 Posted in: Culture, Science & Technology - Do you believe in UFOs? Are we alone in the universe? A new survey shows nearly half (50%) of Americans believe in aliens. Less than 20% believe in alien abduction, and a bit less than that claim to have seen a UFO. Many feel that talk of UFOs is mere folklore. The stigma against research into extraterrestrial lifeforms could be pushing some of the sharpest minds out of the field. The search for extraterrestrial research is dismissed and associated with conspiracy… Continue Reading
Stefan Molyneux, Race and IQ – quackery? October 8, 2019 17:40 Posted in: Culture, Featured, Politics, Science & Technology - Stefan Molyneux is a conservative Canadian podcaster and YouTuber who is known for his promotion of Race and IQ theories. Others have called it scientific racism and white supremacist views. The Independent described Molyneux as having a perverse fixation on race and IQ (intelligence based on genetics), and as Molyneux often says, is the major contributor to understanding the differences in culture and their success - or lack of success. News Forecasters asks, is this Race and IQ theory promoted by Stefan Molyneux and others,… Continue Reading
Online Dating The Dating App demise – frauds, fakes, and unrealistic expectations October 6, 2019 07:32 Posted in: Culture - Ahh, the promise of dating apps. Ready for love? Ask most singles, and they'll tell you about the horrors of dating apps. Scams, unanswered texts, false hopes, and emotional abuse. Still, the swiping continues. A new survey from Match confirms that 1 in 6 singles (15%) say they feel addicted to the dating app process. News Forecasters takes a deep dive into dating app results and what it holds for your personal and the industry's future. Let's discuss what you… Continue Reading
Stacey Abrams Stacey Abrams, still won’t concede – civil elections gone? September 17, 2019 04:07 Posted in: Culture, Politics - Stacey Abrams lost her 2018 bid for the Georgia governorship in a contentious race against then Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Despite acknowledging Kemp as the legal victor, Abrams has refused to concede the election. Abrams said, "Concession in the political space is an acknowledgment that the process was fair ... and I don't believe that to be so." News Forecasters asks, is Stacey Abrams just a sore loser? And what are the ramification to the democratic process, when… Continue Reading
How many genders are there? bread and circus? September 14, 2019 02:41 Posted in: Culture, Politics - How many genders are there? If you thought two, you apparently are not keeping up with the times. In 2014 Facebook proclaimed there were 58 genders. The BBC recently tells primary school children that there are over 100 genders. In 2019 we are up to 112 now. Since we are told gender is fluid, mathematically we could theoretically have infinity, correct? News Forecasters will keep our opinions to ourselves in terms of how many genders there are, but nevertheless these… Continue Reading
Apocalypse Preppers Apocalypse Preppers, what are the best things to barter? September 12, 2019 03:12 Posted in: Culture, Science & Technology - It is not difficult to conjure up Apocalyptic nightmare scenarios - such as an asteroid hitting the Earth, the eruption of a supervolcano,  a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, global pandemic or got forbid a nuclear war. Still, other scenarios perhaps not global, but can be nevertheless localized Apocalypse events - such as hurricanes, floods, electric grid blackouts, or civil unrest. Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called Survivalists or Preppers) who actively prepare for events like this.… Continue Reading
Dylann Roof Is a race war winnable? September 10, 2019 11:23 Posted in: Culture, Politics - Dylann Roof, the white supremacist terrorist behind the 2015 Charleston massacre, which killed nine black churchgoers, issued his manifesto and stated he wanted to kick off a race war in America. Others have also chimed in and posed the concept of a race war beginning to be waged in our current politics. News Forecasters asks, is a race war winnable? The short answer is - it depends. The key elements in winning a race war are an ideology, demographics, and… Continue Reading
Mass Shooters 2019 Banning Democrats more effective than banning AR15s? September 8, 2019 08:31 Posted in: Culture, Politics - Don Lemon of CNN said the "Biggest Terror Threat in This Country Is White Men." Snopes agrees, but this agreement is all in how the threat is defined. Lemon cherry-picked his data for his narrative. Using the narrow definition of the FBI, it is true that mass shooters are predominately white males (this article is U.S. centric). However, on a per-capita basis and with a broader definition, in fact, the meme pictured in this article is true - it's people of… Continue Reading
Lazy teenagers aren’t working, what happens for their future? September 6, 2019 14:56 Posted in: Culture, Economy - Are the youth (ages 15 - 24) of today lazy? You know how the stereotype goes, sitting in your parent's basement, playing video games, eating pizza, texting on social media, smoking weed (or worse), watching porn, no job - lazy. They sleep until late morning causing some to say, "The reason teenagers don't like to get up early in the morning, is because they like to stay up late at night." But doesn't every generation accuse the youth like this?… Continue Reading