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Old 11-19-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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  • McCain will die within the next four years.
  • Oil will go above $150/barrel within three years.
  • There will be a major US earthquake before 2015.
  • The stock market will have made a dramatic recovery by Sept 2009.
  • GM's Chevy Volt will be a top selling car, even if GM goes under.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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  • Two of T-Al's predictions will be correct
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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You mean he's only 40% right?

Less than average?

Naaah, say it ain't so!!!



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Sarah Palin will ghost write a best seller and first dude will be caught in a compromising position with a snowmobile saleswoman .
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:39 PM   #5
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McCain will die within the next four years.
Whats your thought process on this prediction considering his mom is still alive?
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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Love them all except the first and last.

McCain genes too good to die.

Volt--Once again the importers will emerge as the winners.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:05 PM   #7
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I thought about this for a while.
Not sure you would want to hear mine.

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Old 11-19-2008, 08:10 PM   #8
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:11 PM   #9
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I predict my investments are doing much better in 2007, than they will in 2008.

Oh, cr*p! I'm a year behind in my predictions again! At least I know I'm 100% right for a change!
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:12 PM   #10
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Whats your thought process on this prediction considering his mom is still alive?
I would guess that Al is thinking that McCain's mom didn't have the same type of life as he did. I would guess 5 years in a prison with regular beatings doesn't help long life span.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:19 PM   #11
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1. Muslim terrorist attack on US soil to test Obama.
2. DJIA over 10,000
3. Major earthquake in CA
4. -2- US car companies
5. Congresssional gridlock
6.-2- Obama administration scandals.
7. US leads world economy out of recession
8. Regional housing mini-booms
9. -1- airline bankruptcy
10 Oil at $90
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:23 PM   #12
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:42 PM   #13
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  • McCain will die within the next four years.
  • Oil will go above $150/barrel within three years.
  • There will be a major US earthquake before 2015.
  • The stock market will have made a dramatic recovery by Sept 2009.
  • GM's Chevy Volt will be a top selling car, even if GM goes under.
2, 3 & 4 wouldn't surprise me at all and I wouldn't bet on #1. But I would bet against #5. Lutz has reportedly estimated as much as $45,000 for the Volt (which makes it a niche eco-chic purchase for celebrities, not something middle American can afford), but I can confirm $40,000 here:
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No one has figured out how to make an electric car cheap. Tesla plans to sell its four-door sedan for $60,000; Lutz at GM wants the Volt to be more of an everyman car.

"I started out very optimistically and said 'I think we can sell this thing for $20,000.' And that turned out to have been, like, one of those 'I wish I hadn't said that.' And then we started hoping for well below 30. And now we're trying to keep it south of 40," Lutz says.

"$40,000 is not an everyman car by any stretch," Stahl remarks.

"That's true," he agrees.

To get buyers, GM will have to sell the car at a loss, which is bad news for a company already burning a billion dollars in cash every month. "I'll tell you what, we can afford a tiny little loss on a car. But we can't afford a $20,000 loss per car. That's just not on," Lutz tells Stahl.
Video here The Race For The Electric Car Video - CBSNews.com
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:45 PM   #14
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McCain will die within the next four years, reincarnating as obama's first grandchild.
Oil will go above $150/barrel within three years, only to tank again six months later.
There will be a major US earthquake before 2015 in alaska sending a tidal wave which finally reduces real estate prices in hawaii.
The stock market will have made a dramatic recovery by Sept 2009, everyone who jumps aboard loses another 50% in 2010.
GM's Chevy Volt will be a top selling car, even if GM goes under, until a major recall for defective seat belts destroys gm's hard earned reputation.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:34 PM   #15
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Well these are cheerful....
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:47 PM   #16
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McCain will die within the next four years, reincarnating as obama's first grandchild. (snip).
You can't be serious! The older of the two Obama daughters is only ten, and the younger is barely school age.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:51 PM   #17
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Well these are cheerful....
I know. I was hoping for a new Coke.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:46 AM   #18
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Might as well get in on the game, since I just woke up unexpectedly:

- Magnitude >8 Earthquake along San Andreas fault around LA, - - Beachfront property buying in Nevada.
- WindPower still sucks in 2015 - not viable $ wise.
- Obama impeached by 2011.
- Dow Jones above 1200 by 2010
- New gas pipeline from North Slope completed by 2015
- Government/Political scandals galore staring mid 2009
- Travel by train still more pleasant but more expensive than flying
- I will never travel by commercial airline- not worth the hassle.
- Camping will always be great fun
- The time for stopping to smell the flowers will always be priceless.
- The joyful and considerate folks of Middle East will continue their adulation of the United States -- Just kidding
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:04 AM   #19
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I predict that no matter how good it gets, some people will still find something to gripe about.
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