Predictions for 2015

And here they are, my annual predictions for your reading pleasure. Happy New Year!

I hear the song, “We’re not going to take it, we’re not going to take it anymore!” That’s the theme for this year overall. It’s an overiding theme touching many countries and in more than one aspect. People are fed up with intrusions into their lives. It’s a matter of taking back that which they think they have lost. It varies depending on where you are; for instance in the Middle East, the people who so far have been either afraid to speak or are obedient regardless of their own beliefs (or both) feel a line has been crossed. They will be fighting against terrorists and religions will speak much more loudly against those who use religion as an excuse for evil. They will stand up, they will look at how people are treating each other in the name of religion and in the end, they will seek freedom from rigid dogma. It won’t be pretty, there will be much damage and death but they feel they have no choice. This particular situation will last for several years.

Money. Deflation will accelerate. What started with oil will branch out into other commodities in a domino effect. Money lenders (banks, etc.) will decry the devaluation of things because they are losing, but people rejoice. There will be bank foreclosures but no bail outs. They have to draw on their own reserves and behave more fairly to customers or the customers will walk. Because again, the theme is “we’re not going to take it”. Ditto with other credit instruments. These companies will be forced to reduce interest rates and fees, even reduce balances inflated by interest and fees accumulated because of more collusion and finangling coming to light.

Light is going to be shed on a lot of dark things, from inside sources and as a result of legal cases and audit/investigations. My sense is that the mega corporations will feel it the most but it will also affect governments. The thing is, when you look at the possibility of bailing out mega corporations people aren’t going to take it. Not the companies who took the jobs and ran to third world countries, not the banks that took the bailout money and left people with impossible mortgages and loans. They will demand that reparation be made to the people, not the few millionaires and billionaires who benefitted in 2008. Part of the outrage the people feel is that they are finally getting a break with low prices for things like oil and low interest
rates on loans. Why would they support using their tax dollars to create a situation that would potentially raise the cost of things again?

The protests and riots we’ve been seeing in 2013 and 2014 will be amped up in 2015 literally all over the world. Everyone has a complaint and darn it, the world’s going to hear – and it will be thanks to social media. The previous grip that governments had over their citizens is going to be loosened even more thanks to innovative technology like that which was used during the recent protests in Hong Kong. The people will be one step ahead and if clamping down will happen, then our brilliant minds who are in their teens, 20s and 30s will find another way.  I don’t know why Microneasia comes to mind but I’m putting out here since it’s what I think of when I was thinking about this topic.

North Korea – someone is going to find a way to sneak the internet to people to show them what they’re missing. Most of all though, they’re missing the family from their divided countries. Something internal is going to happen that opens the door a crack all the while the status quo will be what’s shown, at least until there’s a change in government. I don’t see that happening in 2015 but it’s coming. There may be help from China because they see a threat there and sabre rattling can get tiresome – China won’t be amused over something that happens around June I think.

China – currency problems. They can’t go back to the old ways, people won’t stand for it. They can’t continue in quite the same way so there may be a little more opening of doors in and out. I’m thinking that a more global government is forming behind the scenes, in part because the threat of World War III is very real and not many countries have the stomach for that. China is key player there I think.

Japan – oh dear.  Another massive earthquake?  More close to Tokyo.  This is a country that is going to need help soon, I’m thinking people will be admitted as refugees.  Around April again I think.

Australia – you gotta love Australia and we will, more than we do now.  Something fun comes out of Australia, a happy relief to the tensions, it’s a person and an amusement?  I see a man’s face – young dark hair, but he’s connected with something that is just really fun – a game or toy perhaps?  It makes us laugh whatever it is.

Russia – I think the Ukrainian situation will die down and some peace will be attained because it has to, their thriving economy isn’t anymore and it gets worse in 2015. There’s a shakeup in government coming there too.

Scandals – oh yes, what started in 2014 is the tip of the iceburg. If you’re into numerology, 2015 is an “8” year. Things aren’t going to be able to stay hidden, we’re going to see more of those. Rightly or wrongly – I say that because a lot of scandal is unfair, for instance who is sleeping with who. Should we care? On the other hand, people who are conducting themselves in a matter that is hurtful and illegal that’s another matter. It’s the latter we’re going to see more of. People are tired of the war against drugs and we will continue see more legalization of recreational drugs and governments will get on board when they realize the benefits of tax money received and less cost on policing.

Weather – 2014 was our year of water, 2015 is our year of fire. Fire in the sense of volcanic activity and fires coming from earthquakes. I think it’s going to be hot summer and a dry fall and winter. This winter is more normal than last.

Diseases – there’s a new type of pox that I think will be coming and it could be widespread. When I think of this I see the Americas and it may emerge first in South America. There’s something unusual about who it affects the most but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. This seems to be late summer, fall when it  becomes noticeably present. Ebola will subside by summer. I think there’s going to be a breakthrough in ALS and MS (it ties in with the link to their similarity in loss of myelin).

Canada – I think there’s going to be the federal election around late spring, there’s some undercurrent of something simmering that makes it better not to wait. My guess is that there will nearly be a tie between the Liberals and NDP with Conservatives a distant 3rd. Green party will pick up a couple of seats.

Energy – I still think there’s going to be a home electrical generating unit that will be available to people at a reasonable cost very soon. Getting one will be difficult, not because of cost but because of a high demand. This is also a good job creation industry as factories are built to make these units and similar devices to adapt to other items.

In summary, this year is a whole lot of shaking going on, earth wise and people wise. There’s going to be great number of changes that make the end of 2015 be very different from today.


2014 Predictions

Yup, it’s that time of year again, so here we are, my predictions for 2014. As always I will say that I in no way claim to be a psychic in the grand sense, just that sometimes I can see things that come true. I started writing these a couple of weeks ago and one has actually come to pass but I do elaborate beyond the news item.

So how did I do for 2013? You be the judge 🙂

1. Medical first responders are being called from across Canada – they need nurses and paramedics and doctors (interns accepted) to aid in a very large disaster in the mid-west but I’m not sure if it’s the US or Canada or both maybe (near the border?). I’m seeing fire but I also see flowing burning rivers of stuff so it could be a volcano or oil pipe explosion? Timeframe is around March.

2. In January near new years there a disaster that people think initially is terrorist related – it’s not, it’s natural. West coast US.

3. Weather – the nasty winter we’re having in Eastern Canada continues. There’s a break in February with sun and melting that has people thinking maybe we’ll get an early spring but it will come back with a vengance. Will be May before the snow clears. This whole year is water, lots of water. In Quebec eastern townships an earthquake (medium sized) and ledo clay will cause houses to slide with some deaths reported. That might be around June.

4. Royal family – significant upheaval. Prince Philip dies in September I think and the Queen will rethink her role – takes to reigning in name only, handing offer her duties to the younger ones. Prince Charles has a health scare – heart? (As an aside, I don’t see him ever being King). Prince Harry gets engaged in the summer, Kate will be pregnant again with an August announcement.

5. Justin Beiber slips out of public eye around February for some time. He has health issues that need to be taken care of. He also needs to have some space to get back to reality. He will be home in Canada for a few months at least. Will eventually spend more time writing music for others and is thinking of pursuing more acting roles.

6. Cancer. This is a year where a number of well known people will be diagnosed with cancer and it will be enough that it will seem surprizing. One notable young male actor will die of what I think is bone cancer (and it’s not Justin Beiber, lol).

7. I don’t where to begin with Stephen H and the government. The pot that boiled this year overboils and the mess that’s been hidden overflows. The conservative government won’t last through 2014. The next election, when it comes after a period of interim government called by the Governor General will be won by the NDP. The Liberals will be in power again but not before the election after this one (2017) and both elections will result in minority governments. The Conservatives will be reduced to a number similar to when Kim Campbell was leader after the election that nearly ended the PC party. On another note, I see an aircraft with flames burning just below the passenger door on the left hand side that somehow ties in with all of this (a trigger?) but – is this image literal or figurative?

8. Rob Ford. Hmm. I see a body on the floor, a hand, a gun. Is it him or related to him in someway or, like the plane image, figurative? Regardless this is something happening in May. There will be an election in Toronto in April I think.

9. Somebody wonderful from England becomes well known this year. I believe it’s a woman and she is young, but she has a gift that makes people feel good about themselves but importantly, others. Very much a Mother Theresa vibe about her but she’s not religious; she’s either a singer or writer.

10. Bitcoins are going to be more than people realize. Credit cards and banking in general is going to be revolutionized – not necessarily all in one year, but this is a starting wave that is impossible to ignore. The evolution is not by government but by people disillusioned and frustrated by years of financial thievery on the part of banks and government. Last year I saw the credit cards being called out and fees lowered – it sort of happened but not nearly as much as I had thought. Regardless, what they did wasn’t good enough. Watch for a housing market meltdown caused by attempts to cool the rising prices that unfortunately are lowering prices in areas there’s no need for that to happen and the difficulty and frustration middle class people see with getting a mortgage and the high down payments needed. The moral of this story is that low interest rates are great if you access to credit. Many people don’t.

11. Finance Minister Flaherty will resign, ostensibly for health reasons but more likely to avoid fall out from something being uncovered in the late winter Feb/March timeframe. (Yes I know I predicted this last year, may well be the same prediction happening a little later is all).

12. Sochi Olympics – Ukranian athletes – I see police arresting a number of them on suspicion of a threat. There isn’t one, at least not from them. I do see that these games will be full of nerve wracking incidents that scare people, but no actual harm to the athletes and spectators. The terrorist attacks that happened over the last couple of days (2) will continue though. I see 3 more (for a total of 5).

13. Overall I see it as a year of people finding themselves at their truest level. People want simple now, and family, happiness is what is most important after years of being burnt by employers and banks and credit card companies. In a way they’re just saying “enough, you can take your money grubbing ways, we’re not interested in that anymore.” The effect of this on industry though is huge because for now at least, consumerism is dead.

14. Electrical source – a new novel affordable home electrical generator set up/device that will power individual homes will be made available widely for people to buy. I see this coming out of Japan – it will be quite popular in Europe and North America, so much so that there will be a shortage and waiting lists for orders. This should be late fall (November) when it will be a commonly known and wanted item.

So what do you think? Will this be as accurate as last year? Time will tell!

2013 Predictions

I like to do predictions every year as a fun exercise.  I’m not a psychic or anything like that but sometimes they come true (my 2012 ones had several hits).  That being said please don’t take these as anything more than me having fun.

Here goes:

1.  In January I see a massive forest fire – I think it’s California, there’s also a serious weather event in Australia that may be something to do with a big flood.  There’s an earthquake on the West Coast of the US – no, not the big one but scary enough to have people thinking.

2.  Something about money – I’m thinking Europe, could be Spain or Portugal.  What’s important about this event is that it sets off a world-wide chain reaction that isn’t pretty.  Following that, prices for things including gas plunge, and for the most part people are happy about that.  However, like 2008 a lot of jobs will be lost when inventory can’t be sold for what companies paid to stock their shelves; again that’s world wide.  Prices don’t bounce back up though; they stay low for at least the rest of 2013 and going into 2014.  The price plunging actually starts in the May-June time frame as a result of the financial crisis.

3.  There’s something about banks and credit cards about to be revealed; its a systemic problem that will cause interest rates to be reduced greatly and people who have defaulted may be given a grace payment thing where black marks related to them are removed from peoples’ credit rating.  Has to do with an discovery that consumers are en masse defaulting and it’s not for lack of trying to pay.  Rules will change, as will the finance minister.  Not sure the time frame but I think it’s somewhere around July, after the big financial breakdown.

4.  Harper government is about to come to a rude awakening.  I see them being brought down by the end of the year, based on something very inexcusable coming to light around August or September.  It could spell the end of the Conservative party; certainly a number of MPs resign and do not run again.  I’ll think on what that could possibly be; at the moment I don’t see what or why.  Whatever, this is likely to be the one thing that they can’t get out of and proroguing will not be to their advantage.  What I do think is that whatever it is, it isn’t what we’ve already been dealing with (like robocalls) – this is something very new.  Collusion is a word that pops to mind.

5.  In general, 2013 is a year of rude awakenings.  I see the entire year like a huge spotlight shining; it is a universal energy type of force that is affecting every single person on Earth.  Secrets will come into the light, and to some degree those who need to be brought to account will be.  On the bright side, 2013 can also be the year that some amazing people are also brought into the light.  Those who shine in 2013 will be people who move the consciousness of the world forward, away from the darkness we have been sinking deeper into.

6.  As good as 2013 will be for many people, it will be equally difficult in many ways.  There is a huge turnaround coming and in many ways it won’t be pretty.  I see riots, more gun killing sprees, not just in the US but also in Europe in unexpected places (Switzerland?).  

7.  The federal civil service is about to have another shake up, most likely because of the scandal in the fall, however it is also related to antiquated policies and cumbersome procedures that simply can’t deal with the fallout of the mess that has come from higher up.  I see fewer departments and fewer employees, but also more use of current technology.  Teleworking will be more encouraged to save money.

8.  In medicine I see two things:  first, this will be the year of the Stem Cell.  Research will prove some amazing capabilities of stem cells and a new technique to easily extract a patients’ own cells will bring about cures for a number of things previously thought incurable.  Diabetes comes to mind.  Second, there is a virus or something like that coming out of Africa.  This will emerge in 2013 and it will have a unique property in that there is a genetic component; certain people will be completely immune, others not and some will have a milder version, but it will be based on a person’s genetic makeup, not their age or physical condition.  

9.  Venice – in the late summer early fall I get a feeling that something weather related will happen to cause major damage to Venice, Italy.

10.  A young celebrity will die in mysterious circumstances.  It’s a male and it will take some time to discover the reason.  Turns out it’s due to an unknown medical condition.

11.  A leader of a country will resign over family reasons, for instance to deal with a medical problem of a child.  Not sure which country, not even sure if the leader is male or female.