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Thomas Carter
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Predictions for 2018

Happy Holidays!

Now that a new year is upon us, it's time to look into the crystal ball and give some predictions for 2018.

Here are a few of mine:

Maine will elect its first woman governor.

Allegations of sexual improprieties will rock the Maine legislature.

LL Bean will go public with a wildly successful IPO.

Let's hear yours!

Bruce Libby
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No on LL.

No on LL.
The way it was left to family taxes will negate sale.Years ago Campbell soups tried and got shot down.

Thomas Carter will offer nothing of substance except to take shots at posters.

Retail pot business will stumble along and more communities will say no to it.

Thomas Carter
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Campbell Soup Company is a

Campbell Soup Company is a publicly traded entity on the NYSE, and went public in 1978.

But thanks for playing.

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1. No one will remember that

1. No one will remember that the Trump tax reform was supposed to be a mean-spirited catastrophe.

2. The SP500 will pass 3000.

3. The Dems will gain 15 seats in the House.

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The FBI will continue

The FBI will continue unscathed as apolitical arm of the progressives

Bill Clinton will drop dead
Hilarity will declare that she is now president because bill dropped dead and the crown should go to her.....

The government finally admits that there IS real inflation....someone from congress actually went to a grocery store....

The Russian collusion witch hunts dies ,but no apology is offered to Trump ......Schumer declare it as fake news.

Jeff Sessions is shitcannned by Trump ,appoints Trey Gowdy mass resignation of congress begin.

Harry Reid is revealed as a sexual abuser and is part of the sexual hush fund, claims aliens made him do it.....more research money needed.

Members of the progressive black caucus take a political junket to a small tropical island ,while observing the previously declared extinct dodo on one side of the island the island tips over and they all drowned.........shelia lee and Maxine waters are declared national treasures by Comedy Central

A nuclear war head explodes on the launch pad in North Korea killing rocket man.It is discovered that an eight grader in Teaneck NJ hacked into their computer system and accidentally detonated the bomb. JohnKerry tries to take credit for a successful negotiation.

Elizabeth Warren publicly apologizes for her mis-speaking on her Indian heritage.Now says she has taken a NatGeo genome test and is officially black.....

Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace prize again........for his work with Hezbollah .

Finally Democrats claim Jimmy Hoffa's body has been found buried in the basement of Trump Tower ,Nasty Pelosi calls for a special prosecutor...

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Agreed, no way LL Bean will

Agreed, no way LL Bean will go public... they operate like a company that doesn't give two shits about their shareholders.

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Stephen Hawking's Incredible

Stephen Hawking's Incredible Predictions in 2017

SOURCE

We Only Have 100 Years Left On Earth

Humans Have To Colonize Another Planet ASAP

Earth Will Glow Red And Become As Hot As Venus

By 2600, Earth Will Not Be Able To Keep Up With Population Growth

AI Will Replace Humans And Take Over The World

Trump Will Push Earth Over The Brink
______________________________________________________________

My link points to MSN which, in turn, points to Newsweek but that link won't directly get you to the original article. I can't say if the predictions are published in the order they were made. Regardless, we either have 100 years, 500 years, 4 to 8 years and/or Trump's lifetime. Oh. And we doesn't include us.

Squeeze everything you can out of 2018. Happy New Year!

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Mike Pence will become

Mike Pence will become president and either be impeached out of office or resign.

Mainelion
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Ha! You're hilarious. You

Ha! You're hilarious. You really should go on the road with that.

Mike G
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Global warming will cause

Global warming will cause frost bite, frozen pipes, dead batteries and burnt starters.

The National Debt will increase by two Trillion.

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AMG’s principled cadre of

AMG’s principled cadre of left leaning posters ( Jasper,Matt,Gerald,North Arrow,maybe AC) who are vehemently opposed to the inhumanity of the Trump tax cuts will volunteer to pay their federal income taxes at the old rate for 2018 and moving forward will continue to do so.......

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Ha! You're hilarious. You

Ha! You're hilarious. You really should go on the road with that.

Or without it.......

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Urgeneto,I feel a little

Urgeneto,I feel a little guilty ,having jasper and company around is like having free straight men for my stand up routine.....Somehow it’s just not kosher....

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@johnw:"AMG’s principled

@johnw:"AMG’s principled cadre of left leaning posters ( Jasper,Matt,Gerald,North Arrow,maybe AC) who are vehemently opposed to the inhumanity of the Trump tax cuts will volunteer to pay their federal income taxes at the old rate for 2018 and moving forward will continue to do so......."

First of all, I am not just "maybe" left leaning.

Second, if all the "conservatives" here can admit they don't give two shits about deficits, then, sure, I'll pay my property taxes this year instead of next year....

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A Coward

A Coward

Unfortunately it is just human nature to support the tyrant that you voted for, we witnessed it with the Piece of Shit prize winner for 8 years and we witnessed it with The Chimp W for 8 years, both of those tyrants did great harm to the US.

Now we have The Donald, who ran against an evil corrupt psychopath, that luckily lost. But but now we have a billionaire who believes or pontificates that he is going to make America great again, by giving corporations more wealth than they already have and throw a bone to the rest of us.

See by giving corporations more money through tax breaks, they can spend 80 percent of every dollar back for merges and acquisitions in the stock market. 15 % may go to share holders and 5% might be wasted throwing a bone to their employees.

Meanwhile it is business as usual for the MIC and they get 15 % more to make America war again.

Disgraceful but he isn't Hiliary Clinton.

We peons will end up paying whatever we get for tax kickbacks on our ACA and more.

Lindsey Graham is a big supporter of the tax plan, enuf said

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AC did you to think that just

AC did you to think that just maybe maybe that the decrease in the tax rate for corporations may help to offset the rise in wages ,particularly the minimum wage increase here in Maine and that may translate in to price fof goods and services not riising so sharply in the immediate future.
As to the deficit spending , I know it is something that is only applicable to individuals , but when most have less money coming in they spend less the cut costs,,,,,A concept completely loss on Washington...I know that runs counter to the progressive ideal that the role of government is to create more government......

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Johnw

Johnw

I'd say anything that the beltway/gop/dem does runs counter to the well being of the middle and lower classes and our country as a whole.

The idea that giving tax breaks to corporations that can already borrow money at near zero percent from the FED will send billions of dollars back into the US is on a par with all the lies told to the American people for 3 decades.

We can start with Clinton and go up to Obama, End welfare as we know it, the Iraqi war costs will be paid back by their oil receipts, the world will be better off without hussein and khaddafi. I really have to wonder if you guys been paying any attention.

20.6 trillion dollars in debt, that is the success of the beltway con job and somehow you think that this is going to be different, what's the definition of insanity, believing anything that the like of Graham, Mccain and Suzie collins and now Poliquin believe will help is insane.

And if you wonder why the dems are against it, because it makes them look good when the tax cuts just adds to the deficit and it all fails. Everyone knows they would be for it if hiliary was for it.

Ohh woopee we get a 1200 cut on our fed taxes but our ACA costs went up by 2500, and the fat wall street cats get near 90% of US wealth because the average joe is in debt up to his eyeballs and at some point they will call in the debt.

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Surely you must have a

Surely you must have a solution....a book, right?

Anyone with such a keen sense of analysis must surely know what is required to turn things around, and how.

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MikeG not all corporation and

MikeG not all corporations and rich people are evil monsters not all middle class people are up to their necks in debt ,some literally are bright enough to live within their means.
As to the government I believe that the very first step to having better government is term limits and prohibitions on former congress people becoming lobbyist. The second thing is the abolition of the federal , state and local pension and retirement funds. Put everyone on equal footing ,SS and 401 K plans with employer contributions......unfund the inequality system,then SS and Medicare become fully funded and functioning programs.The estimate is their is six trillion in unfunded or under funded public pension liability in the USA.....how did that happen?
When you talk about repeat behavior as the definition of insanity......that is what return the same people year after to year to Washington is ,as well as letting the growth and power of the entrenched bureaucracy continue unchecked......The entrenched geriatric guard in the congress has given power to the bureaucracy to rule us through legislative fiat.......

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The U. S. Population will

The U. S. Population will increase and as a consequence more will require government assistance and a few will become even more wealthy.

The dollar will continue to decrease in value.

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http://kunstler.com

http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/forecast-2018-go-wrong/

Mel here's a short story for you to read

Johnw

The same clowns that put us into a 20.6 trillion hole passed that tax cut, it is just another kick the can

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anon .

anon -

How did you determine whether someone cares about deficits? In particular, about the federal budget deficit?

Economike
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Mike G. -

Mike G. -

You're challenged to analyze and you respond with a link to doom porn.

Garbage in, garbage out.

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emike

emike

Doom Porn, is that what you call a link to Kunstler's predictions for 2018. maybe we should all talk about rent seeking, let's see if you can get our eyes glazed over with economic minutia. you always take a page out of the BS spouted by the FED, whether it be Yellen or Bernanke. I Could almost predict like clockwork that you would post on AMG again on a plan to line the upper crust's pockets.

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MikeG....besides "not you,"

MikeG....besides "not you," who makes up the "upper crust?"

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Mike G. -

Mike G. -

Except in your febrile imagination, when have I ever advanced a "page out of the BS spouted by the FED." Whatever that might be.

You desperately want to cast me as a "FED" advocate in order to avoid reading what I actually write.

Let me be more specific: You seek out and believe commentary such as you cite from Kunstler because you like the feeling of possessing an insider's knowledge of events. Not that you're capable of inventing such elaborate ideas on your own.

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Ooooooo!

Ooooooo!
That was a slap !
Popcorn probably called for .

Mike G
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Yeah Bruce why don't you tell

Yeah Bruce why don't you tell us how "you" plan to sell off the 4.5 trillion dollars of toxic assets and treasury bonds that the FED has bought since 2007?

Maybe Emike and Mel can explain how the FED buying up Freddie Mac and treasury bonds and corporate bonds from money generated out of thin air is just good economic policy? How all this buying by the FED with money from thin air has not propped up the stock market, how there is little price discovery in all markets because of the central banks manipulations.

Or Maybe you can tell me and Kunstler how giving the 1 % more tax breaks is going to stimulate the economy, seeing how most have access to ZIRP free money already, or maybe you can discuss the other foreign and domestic policy predictions Kuntsler discusses in his article.

Ohh shit I forget emike is AMGs own economic wonk and certainly I should be citing him on other websites for his great economic theory and truths.

The 1 % of Americans have benefited by gaining 90% of the economic stimulus created by the FED and government bailouts and now the GOP gives them more with tax breaks.

Mel you aren't the upper crust, nor is Bruce, I doubt that emike either fits that bill, but I'd say my Doom Porn link as the great AMG economic wonk puts it, shows more situational awareness than anything put out by your great minds.

Doom Porn? kinda like fake news ehh

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"World coming to an end;

"World coming to an end; details on the Sunday Morning report."

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Boom Porn <---everything is

Boom Porn <---everything is great, Trump is in the White House, Stock Market at new highs, The Government has it all under control, don't worry, be happy, go shopping, just say charge it.

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"...how is there little price

"...how is there little price discovery in all markets because of the central banks manipulations."

Yeah, right. The insidious, all-powerful central bank is able to fool everyone in all markets, creating a mass hallucination apparent only to informed special people like you.

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