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Friday, January 6, 2012

Psychic Blair Robertson's 2012 predictions and a look at how his 2011 predictions turned out

Psychic Blair Robertson has come out with his predictions for 2012. Have a gander, but I'll bet your guesses are as good as his. In fact , we decided to have a quick look at this predictions for 2011 and see how they turned out. But first, his predictions for 2012:

• I predict that the Republicans will win the Presidential election. 
• A horrifying premonition: spandex will make a comeback near the end of 2012. 
• Volcanic activity in the Northwest will be big news and I feel there will be a very good chance of a large eruption. 
• There will be a bombing on a cruise ship this year. 
• I predict North Carolina will be slammed and heavily damaged by storms in April. 
• I predict Jennifer Aniston will marry. 
• Watch for major riots to occur in Miami and London in the spring. 
• I predict a train crash in Southern Europe within the next 120 days that will be caused by sabotage. 
• In spite of persistent rumors, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will remain together in 2012 and adopt another child. 
• This year will see the passing of a much-loved and great comedienne/actress. 
• I predict a major fire in a building/hotel in Hong Kong affecting hundreds this summer. 
• A member of royalty will die in a car crash within 6 months. 
• I predict a dam will burst, causing much damage, within the year. 
• I predict a major oil spill in the North Atlantic within the first five months. 
• Watch for an assassination attempt on an African leader in the next few weeks that will make headlines. 
• I predict a ferryboat capsizing in the Philippines with more than 60 lost in February. 
• Another US leading politician in a sex scandal. This time an easterner. 
• I predict volcanic activity in Italy – affecting the Amalfi Coast this year. 
• Watch for a series of fires this spring in California that will be arson. 
• I predict we will hear of horrifying riots in South Africa during the summer. 
• I predict that the Euro will drop below $1.25US before the end of May. 
• Watch for a tsunami in the spring that will threaten the island kingdom of Tonga. 
• News of a thwarted “terrorist” attack at the summer Olympics will have the world on edge. 
• I predict a baby for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this year. 
• I predict that both Greece and Portugal will default this year. 
• Middle East tensions will greatly escalate in the fall.

His press release has this to say about the sooth sayer:
His past predictions include the Japanese 8.9 earthquake and tsunami, the two devastating New Zealand earthquakes, the terrible plane crash that claimed the life of Polish president Lech Kaczynski, World Cup events, accurately predicting the Oscars, and more.
“I call it ‘time projected empathy,’ where I imagine myself reading the headlines in the future,” says Robertson, “I remember the future. 
2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year, according to Robertson, who has put together his annual predictions.

So how accurate are Robertson's predictions? Here's a look at his 2011 forecast. We didn't do any exhaustive research to prove or disprove the events, but we are sure that two of eleven of the predicted came to pass. As for the others ....

• I predict avalanches in Italy, Austria and the western US, with multiple injuries in January.
Nope. It is possible there were some minor one's but nothing we could dig up.
• Watch for train derailments in California and on East coast within 60 days.
Nope. We watched - couldn't see anything. Nice one in July in California.  
• Air to air collision in Northeast.

• I foresee a hunting accident that claims a life in mid-west before the end of February.
I'm sure this happened somewhere. It happens every year.
• Massive fires in New England blamed on arson will occur before July.

• Tragic accident during sporting event injures leading sports figure in 2011.
Yes. Dan Wheldon died in a horrific crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300, but how big of a surprise was this?

• I feel a bus accident that injures college students….. eastern US…. in three months.

• Weird. A bank robber uses Santa outfit…..trips up and shoots elf (EDIT: that should be “self”)
Again, huh!

• I predict that fuel surcharges will skyrocket for common goods and services
Nope. Fuel prices came down with the falling price of oil.

• Watch for Paul McCartney to marry again, this time with a prenuptial agreement!

• Apple will buy Facebook by year end.
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Photo: What will Justin Bieber look like in ten years?

Justin Bieber at the 2010 White House Easter E...
Leave it to the Bieber. I just can't say (or write) that enough times. I have to hand it to the kid – he's got staying power, at least so far. I never believed he would remain on top as long as he had, which blows my credibility as a star picker.

So what will Justin Bieber look like in ten years? The good folks at Buzzfeed believe they can predict the future a little better than The Cry Baby, and for good reason (spoiler at the end of post). They've posted ten photos of what the Biebs will look like in a decade.

 Here's one of them:

So why is BuzzFeed's crystal ball better than The Cry Baby's? The man in the photo above is actually Bieber's dad. See the rest of the photos here.

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Photo: The most expensive weapon ever created: Supercarrier USS Gerald R. Ford

Supercarrier USS Gerald R. Ford, currently under construction for the U.S. Navy, is set to become the most expensive weapon ever created. The cost of this baby is a cool $11.5 billion, $1.1 billion over budget (but when has a military contract ever come in under budget?). The ship is currently being assembled in Newport News, Virginia.

 What's so special about this new ship? Here are a few of its features according to Business Insider:
• Stealth features to help reduce radar profile. 
• The updated RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow missile system. Advanced arresting gear used to grab planes as they land on the deck. 
• Automation, which reduces crew requirements by several hundred from the Nimitz class carrier. 
• An electromagnetic aircraft launch system in place of traditional steam catapults for launching aircraft 
• A new more powerful nuclear reactor design. 
•The ability to launch the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, and the F-35C Lightning II
Sounds like one hell of a deal to me.

Credit: U.S. Navy

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Video: Acquitted of killing her child, Casey Anthony video diary surfaces

English: Casey Anthony has been booked into th...
 Casey Anthony back when           Wikipedia
Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in July of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, has debuted on YouTube in what she calls her 'video diary'. She is currently on probation for fraud, and has dropped out of the public eye after the intense scrutiny of her murder trial.

You may remember that Casey only reported her daughter missing 31 days after her disappearance and gave various versions of her story to police. Enough about the past, on the future.

 Her hair colour and style have changed but this is the same old Casey. She talks about her new dog (who she loves) and her new computer, among other trivial matters. Casey's lawyer Cheney Mason confirmed it is Anthony in the video, but said it was not supposed to be made public. The video was leaked on YouTube.

Some quotes from the video:

 “So, this is my first video diary. I don’t know. I guess I’m liking it so far. It’s obviously a different ballgame for me because I’ve never used this before. So, I guess these will be as tedious as my audio recordings have been.” 
 "Just a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven't changed. But the good thing is things are starting to look up and things are starting to change in a good way.”

"It's been a long time since I've been able to call something mine, that I have something -- even as silly as saying I have a computer, and a camera and a phone."
Deep thought indeed.


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