Protest Tactics 2020 US 5 successful protest tips for the 2020 US Presidential elections December 4, 2019 06:12 Posted in: Culture, Politics - Most of us can feel the winds of change coming on the political landscape. For some, it is hard to imagine this, since WWII the world has experienced the largest expansion in peace and prosperity the world has ever seen. Others hear change rising from the static rubble of collapsing norms - as many feel they are not receiving this peace and prosperity in quantities as they feel they should. A profound moment in our history is coming - the… Continue Reading
France MASSIVE general strikes December 5, will it resemble the Purge? December 2, 2019 09:46 Posted in: Economy, News, Politics - The Local FR - Major disruption that could last until the New Year - that's the view of one French political analyst on what will happen once "unlimited" strikes begin in France on December 5th, 2019. In the picturesque country of France, a country of fine wine and exquisite cuisine, the quaint cobblestone streets of many of its cities may turn into a horror scene of social unrest we haven't seen since the Yellow Vest protest started in 2018. It… Continue Reading
Whistleblowers What is the future for whistleblowers? November 28, 2019 19:32 Posted in: Culture, Politics - The term whistleblower has come front, and center stage after a whistleblower started an investigation into President Trump's handling of Ukranian affairs concerning a political opponent, Joe Biden, and his potential corruption. Some called the whistleblower a hero. Others called the whistleblower a fraud - it just depends on what side of the fence one sits. Regardless of the specifics of this case, and given all the media circus around this whistleblower, News Forecasters asks, what is the future in… Continue Reading
UK debate 2019.19 UK election debates stirs the pot, but tastes the same – and Brexit? November 23, 2019 11:56 Posted in: News, Politics - The UK is inching ever closer to the Thursday, December 12 general election (650 members) - where we hope we can get a UK Parliament elected that can finally deliver on the Brexit issue. Brexit was hot on the agenda as Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked horns with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on TV this weekend debate. The Labour leader dismissed the Prime Minister's pledge to "get Brexit done" by the end of January as "nonsense" while Johnson suggested… Continue Reading
Democratic Debate November 2019 Who’s winning the Democratic presidential nomination – November 2019 debate readout November 22, 2019 15:07 Posted in: Politics - Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of America, which included topics such as healthcare, racial inequality, and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The debate was held in Atlanta, GA, and hosted by all-female moderators from MSNBC and The Washington Post. The November 20th, 2019 night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry of Trump and at a critical juncture in the Democratic race to… Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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