I got my Crystal Ball out, and here are my 6 predictions for 2015

2015 is here, and looks like we are stuck with it for the foreseeable future. Some people like to look back and reminisce, but I prefer to look forward and get ready for what lies ahead.
So what is ahead? I don’t have a crystal ball, and I’m not particularly good at reading tea leaves – some people might say that I’m not particularly good at anything, but I think these people are just mean.
So I’ll have a go at coming up with the list of 6 predictions for the new year, and in a last blog of 2015 I’ll try see how many of my predictions were right.

unemployment

Unemployment to go up in 2015

1. Lets start with the sad and boring: Unemployment in Australia will hit 7.2%

2. With all the Wearables popping up, the time is almost right for this part of the market to explode…. Almost, but not quite. There won’t be any “out of this world” breakthrough in a next 12 months.

3. Speaking of “out of this world” – 2015 is set to be a year when we’ll see the advertising done in space, specifically; it will be placed on the Moon. Can’t wait to see the laser displays to rival the beauty of Aurora Borealis.

4. The sanctions on Russia will be relaxed, or removed completely. In part it will be due to the increased tensions between Turkey and Greece over the Mediterranean gas fields. (and yes, Russia will retain all the territories it “acquired” last year)

Parliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia

5. Closer to home – in September, it will be two interstate AFL teams battling in the Grand Final, but the Port wouldn’t have enough power when it’s needed most, and so it would be the Swans flying back to Sydney with the Cup.

6. Tony Abbot to lose his residence at The Lodge by 30th of April (this one is actually not my prediction, it’s a learned opinion of my friend-blogger Edward from The Mugwump Post )

 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

There is this Russian saying that goes something like this: The way you’ll start a New Year is the way you’ll finish it. To make sure that I finish 2015 on a high, I better start it right…

Cheers, everyone, Happy New Year!

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One thought on “I got my Crystal Ball out, and here are my 6 predictions for 2015

  1. Happy new year to you too Gene. Thanks for the reference to ‘The Post’ (a brown paper bag with bills in small denominations will be left on your doorstep sometime in the near future.)
    Some interesting predictions, and I’ll be keeping my eye on the situation in the Mediterranean gas fields. 🙂

    The replacement of Abbott as leader of the LNP is a no brainer, and the bubbling buzz of undercurrent on social media and quiet speculation among the MSM is that this may happen before April. One way or the other, the first six months of 2015 are going to be interesting times for the LNP as well as the ALP (the next six months are also critical for Shorten to consolidate his leadership) and also for the dark horse in the race – The Greens.
    “Check all your razors
    An’ your guns
    We’re gonna be wrasslin’
    When the wagon comes!” – Bessie Smith.

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