The Kensington Review

2 January 2009


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Kensington Review's Predictions for 2009

Having missed most of last year's predictions, one offers this year's list with great trepidation and humility. That is the price of specificity and clarity rather than relying upon obscure quatrains and “hidden meanings.” According to house policy, each of these prognostications is empirically verifiable, no partial credit given and will no doubt provide immense amusement to critics and detractors over the coming months.

During 2009:

  • Hillary Clinton as American Secretary of State will meet with her Iranian counterpart.
  • Barring the intervention of Death, Robert Mugabe will still be dictator of Zimbabwe in a year's time.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average will gain at least 10% from the December 31, 2008 close of 8,776.39.
  • The New York Yankees will fail to make the playoffs again.
  • The US economy will return to positive economic growth as measured by GDP in third quarter 2009
  • Gordon Brown will not call a general election in 2009 fearing the Tories will take over Number 10 Downing Street.
  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” will win the Oscar for best make-up.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu will be Prime Minister of Israel after February's elections.
  • John Legend will win another Grammy at this year's awards ceremony.
  • Chrysler will cease to be an independent automaker.
  • The new season of “American Idol” will be won by a female singer.
As this new year begins, this journal again wishes to express the deepest gratitude to its readers for their support and interest. May 2009 be a year in which laughter outweighs tears.

© Copyright 2009 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.

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