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Old 10-07-2010, 01:33 PM   #21
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The Cubs *still* haven't won a World Series.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:41 PM   #22
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Ten years from now my only income source will be from SS. The portfolio will be gone as I plan to blow it all on wild women and meds. I figure my next 10 years will be my best so might as well enjoy it.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:56 PM   #23
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When i entered the hospital and while I waited for the surgery all I could think of was.... smoking.
That's a familiar story. I had surgery a few years ago that kept me in the hospital for 10 days. I was terribly worried about doing without cigarettes all that time. I stopped smoking a day before being admitted just as a confidence builder, to assure myself I could go without. But it wasn't that bad, as it turned out. I had a naso-gastric tube almost the whole time, and it was hard to even think about smoking with that in place. When I finally got to go home, I didn't seem to have much of a habit left, so I managed not to start up smoking again.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:04 PM   #24
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No prediction, just a few observations:

Dr. Steven Chu said that in China people worship engineers/scientists. In the US, well, you know who we worship in the US.

In our universities, at LEAST 60% of graduate students in the scientific fields are foreign students, mostly from China and India.

Despite being in a deep recession, we are still the largest natural resource consumer (per capita) and by a wide margin.

Instead of tightening our belt, our government is pushing us to spend more, consume more for the good of the economy (I will be dead before I understand this concept).
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The economy will still be in the tank, with the recent gov't bailout of the wind turbine and solar panel industries
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:16 PM   #26
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The portfolio will be gone as I plan to blow it all on wild women and meds.
Aren't you going to waste any?
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:44 PM   #27
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If I don´t quit smoking making a prediction could very well be an exercise in futility
When i entered the hospital and while I waited for the surgery all I could think of was.... smoking.
I never smoked so I have no idea what it would be like to quit. Seems that it must be a real hard thing to do. I hope you can break the hold and live a healthy life.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:47 PM   #28
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I hope you can break the hold and live a healthy life.
Not so quick. Take a look at this new evidence:

Chimp Charlie dies at 52 despite smoking habit
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OK, I'll change healthy to not Smelly.
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And erections lasting more than 4 hours will be the desired result, not a nasty side effect!
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:03 PM   #32
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It's already possible to hook the brain directly to a computer. In 2008, one experiment had monkeys operating a robotic arm with their thoughts alone. But it's still experimental at this point. Maybe by 2020, brain/computer interfaces will be available for use in humans.
Or perhaps by 2020 human brains will have devolved to the 2008 state of monkeys, removing the need for any further development of the technology.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:06 PM   #33
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That's just my conservative nature.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:05 PM   #34
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I'll be 65 and will complain to anyone who will listen about youngsters and their music. DH and I will be confused by new technology but won't care as we lean back in our rocking chairs listening to Jimi Hendrix at maximum volume due to our impaired hearing.

The economy will be much better and unemployment will be at historical lows. Cures will be found for many diseases and Bill Gates will continue to fund charity efforts around the globe. Bill Gates' daughter, an animal lover, will promote animal welfare causes and convince dear old dad to support free spay/neuter services nationwide.
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Pot will be legalized, primarily for the tax revenue.

Lindsey Lohan will still be in/out or Rehab.

First Class Postage will be 99 cents.

BP will still be settling oil spill claims

Barack Obama will be writing his 6th Memoir.

A dollar will be worth 50 cents

Megan Fox will return in Transformers 6, Return of the Old Girlfriend

Bill Gates is exploring running for President

Social Security retirement age is raised to 72

Spelling has been replaced with texting in most schools

NFL season extended to 24 games

CNN goes bankrupt
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A dollar will be worth 50 cents
This may qualify you for optimist of the year.
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Pot will be legalized, primarily for the tax revenue.
Damn. And DH and I will be too old to enjoy it.
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1. Lindsay Lohan will announce that she has cleaned up her act. This will get more media coverage than the 2020 Olympics

2. Russia will agree to buy Alaska back from the US, but cancels the contract when due diligence reveals that Sarah Palin is included in the deal

3. a judge rules that credit card debts are unenforceable because the issuers failed to adequately make clear to cardholders that they would actually have to pay for the amounts charged to the cards. Retail sales collapse and China complains that the judgement violates WTO principles

4. betting shops take odds on when the first human will swim to the North Pole

5. Harvard offers an undergraduate degree in government form filling for small businesses. It quickly becomes the post sought after degree in America as 100% of the first class to graduate find employment at starting salaries higher than the average income

6. Apple's star will fade as new products are produced in China and India. The iPod is compared to bell-bottomed trousers and betamax tapes

7. finance ministers in the US, Japan and most of Western Europe are all fired for failing to ensure that their currencies are weaker than their trading partners. "It is an absolute disgrace for any country to have a sound currency," thunders one lawmaker

8. QE10 causes cotton prices to reach record highs and the Fed simply prints more bank notes. "After all, it worked for Zimbabwe," quotes Fed chairman Donald Trump

9. "Let them wear silk," Paris Hilton responds to concerns that higher cotton prices will make clothing more expensive

10. the RMB becomes fully convertible. "This is terrible," says one Senator. "Now we'll have to find something else to blame for our economic problems."
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