Abqaiq Saudi Oil Saudi oil facility attacked, Oil price spike, what next? September 16, 2019 05:27 Posted in: Economy, News, Politics - Early Saturday (September 14, 2019), the Khurais oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, and the Abqaiq oil processing facility was attacked by a number of drones. Saudi officials say the strikes have cut production by 5.7 million barrels per day - about 50% of their total output and 5% of global supplies. Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have claimed credit for the attacks, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly blamed Iran. Iran denied Sunday U.S. accusations that it was behind… Continue Reading
Mitch McConnell Can the Socialist agenda be STOPPED, the filibuster? September 14, 2019 09:01 Posted in: Economy, Politics - In the event, the current U.S. President Donald Trump loses the 2020 election, there is a belief that the socialists will come to power and dramatically change America - and it would. Many believe that Joe Biden, the current Democrat leader to challenge Trump, won't be the eventual Democrat nominee - too gaffe-prone and too old. Next up are the Progressives, Bernie Sanders (a declared socialist) and Elizabeth Warren (who has similar views as Bernie Sanders). Usually, the political party… 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
Population Control Bernie Sanders, population control because climate change? September 12, 2019 09:07 Posted in: News, Politics - Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sparked outrage after linking abortion to population control during a climate change town hall discussion on how to combat global climate change. "I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians, but it is crucial to face," an audience member asked. "Well ... the answer is yes," Sanders responded. The world's leading climate scientists have warned we have only 12 years before global warming hits a tipping point to where the global heating process we are… Continue Reading
French Killer Green Slime Killer green slime, is modern agriculture killing us? September 11, 2019 08:09 Posted in: Economy, Politics, Science & Technology - Six French Brittany beaches were closed because of a mass of dangerous killer green algae slime. The bay of Saint-Brieuc was the focus, with bulldozers piling so much green algae into trucks on the beach, that an inland treatment center, where green algae are dried out and disposed of, briefly closed due to an unbearable stench. Local residents complained the smell was so bad it woke them up at night. Several people have died, including 30 wild boars. Environmentalists say… 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
Sharpie Gate Sharpie-Gate, is the U.S. controlling, weaponizing hurricanes? September 9, 2019 09:22 Posted in: Politics, Science & Technology - Now that hurricane Dorian is fading both on the weather map and the news, events turn to the rescue and recovery of those that suffered in its path. Still others in the conspiracy world are raising questions of what really happened during the events of Dorian. Not only the strange path of hurricane Dorian, but as well the seemingly strange manufactured stories that accompanied it. The conspiracy story says that the U.S. was secretly involved with weather modification in order… Continue Reading
Trump Economy It’s the economy, stupid – Trump’s Achilles’ heel? September 8, 2019 16:46 Posted in: Economy, Politics - According to a recent poll by Harvard-Harris, 57% of Americans would blame President Trump if the U.S. slid into a recession in the next year (see this article's featured chart). Early on in the Trump presidency, some Democrats were touting the good economic numbers as Obama's legacy - the previous U.S. president. Now, the economy is showing some rough edges. For sure, it is now Trump's economy.  "It's the economy, stupid," a slogan James Carville coined as a campaign strategist… 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
Robert Mugabe Robert Mugabe’s dubious legacy, will Africa learn? September 7, 2019 02:02 Posted in: Economy, News, Politics - Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence leader, ex-President, turned authoritarian leader, has died aged 95. He was born February 21, 1924, in what was then Rhodesia - a British colony, run by its white minority. In 1964 he was imprisoned for more than a decade without trial. After a brief independence movement struggle, political agreements to end the crisis resulted in the newly independent Republic of Zimbabwe. With Mugabe's high profile in the independence movement, Mugabe secured an overwhelming victory in… Continue Reading
Turkey Nukes Will Erdogan get nuclear weapons for Turkey? September 5, 2019 02:22 Posted in: News, Politics - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Turkey should seek nuclear weapons in recent televised comments. It is not the first time Erdogan has made comments like this. Turkey, a NATO ally, has already strained relations with the U.S. over it's Middle East war efforts and military purchases outside of NATO. Will Erdogan's wish be granted, or will this further strain relationships between the U.S., NATO allies and Turkey - with a response of no? Can Turkey even be treated… Continue Reading
Boris Johnson Boris defeated, British snap election looms? Brexit? September 4, 2019 05:11 Posted in: News, Politics - Prime Minister Boris Johnson (BoJo) raised the prospect of a snap election after he suffered a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit strategy that could delay Britain's exit from the European Union (EU). Just six weeks after taking office, the Conservative leader was hit by a huge rebellion among his own MPs that leaves him without a working majority in parliament as he looks to take Britain out of the EU on October 31. Confusing yes, so what now? Despite… Continue Reading
Russia Bear The future of Russia, something to fear? September 2, 2019 09:36 Posted in: Culture, Featured, Politics - A poll by Gallup on perceived threats to the U.S. found that Russia is now the critical threat to America. Much of the recent Russian negativity has been driven by the belief that Russians hacked the 2016 presidential elections. Other than citing a few Russian trolls and intelligence actors, no evidence has been produced showing how this "hacking" changed American minds to vote any differently than they did, nor whether President Trump was involved. News Forecasters takes a look at… Continue Reading
Inheritance Huge inheritance taxes are around the corner? August 31, 2019 08:31 Posted in: Economy, Politics - A subject not often talked about is inheritance, taxes, and wealth inequality. Until the mid-2000s, the net worth of households across the wealth distribution increased at roughly the same pace, that has changed after the Great Recession in 2008. The decade-long economic expansion has given the U.S. new wealth driven by a booming stock market and rising house prices. These two asset classes were treated differently (moral hazard) in terms of government help during this Great Recession. One could make the… Continue Reading
The Progressive Bernie Sanders and the Progressive agenda – a socialist scam? August 29, 2019 16:47 Posted in: Economy, News, Politics - A new Quinnipiac Poll shows Bernie Sanders leads Trump, 53% to 39%. Will America elect a socialist as president in 2020? But he is not alone. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are two peas in a pod when it comes to "Progressive" policies. So let's not pick on Sanders. The rest of the Democratic candidates all tout similar views. News Forecasters asks, how realistic are these policies or are they just a scam to get votes? In what I call a… Continue Reading
Turmp Nukes Hurricanes Scoop: Trump nukes hurricanes then Axios – the real story? August 26, 2019 17:07 Posted in: News, Politics - President Trump has floated multiple times the idea of thwarting hurricanes headed for the US by bombing them, including by dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes to disrupt their course, Axios reported, citing conversations with sources who heard Trump's comments and were briefed on a National Security Council memo that recorded the comments. Ok, I get it, Jonathan Swan the Axios reporter, wants us to believe, Trump is a complete idiot - here is his report. We won't even attempt to… Continue Reading
Envy New NBC/WSJ poll shows the state of America: Envy! August 26, 2019 09:17 Posted in: Economy, News, Politics - The political and cultural upheaval of the last four years has divided the country on an ever-hardening partisan and generational lines. One feeling that unites Americans as much as it did before the 2016 election is economic dissatisfaction. They’re still angry and still unsettled about the future. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that despite Americans’ overall dissatisfaction of there own personal situation only being 22% (very dissatisfied), the state of the U.S. economy dissatisfaction is 70% (very… Continue Reading
Tulsi Gabbard Why does the Democratic Party establishment dislike Tulsi Gabbard? August 24, 2019 06:23 Posted in: News, Politics - Tulsi Gabbard (37) is the US Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. A Major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate. But for some reason, both the media and the Democratic Party (DNC) is not taken by her. Some believe that there is an active campaign inside the DNC to ignore and de-platform her candidacy - recently by not letting her into the next Democratic debates. According to the… Continue Reading
Future Justice The future of legal justice, can robots save humans? August 23, 2019 20:53 Posted in: Politics, Science & Technology - People in North America have just 47% confidence in today's justice system - not impressive, is it? So is our justice systems are as they are, and they are just a necessary evil or, will a push come to improve the situation? Unfortunately, people don't think of this subject until it affects them - most of us are not embroiled in a legal process but a few times in our lives. News Forecasters will focus on civil justice rather than… Continue Reading
Amazon Fire The Amazon burns, Bolsonaro blames NGOs, New Green Deal coming? August 23, 2019 05:15 Posted in: News, Politics, Science & Technology - Brazil has had more than 72,000 fire outbreaks so far this year, an 84% increase on the same period in 2018, according to the country’s National Institute for Space Research. More than half of them were in the Amazon. Wildfires often occur in the dry season in Brazil but they are also deliberately started in efforts to illegally deforest land for cattle ranching. The headlines are alarming, but what is the world going to do about it? Jair Bolsonaro, current… Continue Reading