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Crazy Times : Predict What Happens Next!

By Rew following x   2017 Aug 10, 9:22pm 4,305 views   47 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Got any predictions for the world? Share em if ya like, for funs.

Here are my guess for the next couple months (crystal ball):

Who actually rules the chaos in the US?: Mattis, McMasters, Kelly, Tillerson : this is now the "axis of adults". They are a new power base. Russian bots and alt-right were unable to unseat McMasters. This is our actual ruling body for the remainder of the Trump era. More may be added to it. They will be an effective and lasting counter to the alt-right and Bannonites.

Congress and Policy: Debt ceiling causes a huge rift as the GOP tears itself apart deepening the wedge between the Freedom Caucus loonies and the remainder. Tax reform is exactly as successful as Helathcare repeal was. Little of anything continues to be the order of the day. It moves farther away from Trump.

N Korea: It's all talk and bluster on both sides. These men speak very loudly and have very very very small missiles. We might move some of the fleet around. Maybe a few missiles fly around and splash in the water. Would be really cool to shoot one of N Korea's missiles down, but I think if we do it, we might give too much of our current capabilities away to other adversaries. We may never do something like that but it would be a huge boost for Trump/red-blooded American males.

The Stock Market: Now mostly ruled by ETFs, mutual funds, and trades controlled by algorithms/machines, it remains optimistic in the face of most anything geo-political or domestic. VTX continues its ultra low levels. Stock market continues its upward trend, maybe at more modest gains. If it does turn, I believe this will be our actual crisis for the US (an economic one), but I'm not sure when and what may push it that way.

Mueller and Russia, Russia, Russia: Flynn continues to deal and talk. More evidence and material is gathered. Trump remains fuming but leaves Sessions and Mueller in place.

... totally foolish to predict the completely chaotic and unpredictable reign we are under right now, but for fun, let's see how close this is.

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8   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Aug 11, 7:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Trump will wear a wedding dress as long as he can fuck America & Republicans are not "sobbing inconsolably"
because Republicans healthcare plan is weekly "bleedings" from the asshole to keep America healthy.

9   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 11, 7:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rew says

Crazy Times : Predict What Happens Next!

Trump will be removed from power by the military, and Putin will replace him. Smart people have already started learning Russian and planting yams.

10   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 8:33am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Trump is pretty surely not about to start a war. The question is, is he full of aimless bluster, just having a nuclear dick contest with Un, or does he have some bit of strategy in mind? He already provoked a response from China. He has escalated tensions. Perhaps he thinks that increased tensions are necessary to achieve the next step. Is he trying to distract us from something? Who knows? Maybe he is trying to get Un to blow up Guam, so we can blow up Un? Seems like an extremely high price to pay.
Nobody really knows his strategy, so the only thing that keeps us from getting overly worried is that both Kim and Don have a history of making grandiose threats that nobody believes will be carried through.

11   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 8:37am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Oh. Prediction is that nothing happens next.
I'm almost more curious about how he's attacking McConnel. He's trying to convince people that everything about Obamacare was Obama's fault, even though Congress wrote it. But, anything that happens or fails to happen on his watch is Congress' fault, b/c Trump doesn't write legislation. He's convinced a few posters on this board, but a lot of his supporters know that he promised great healthcare for everybody really cheap. Instead, they are getting is a nuclear dick contest with a fat kid. That's one hell of a bait and switch.

12   Roidy   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 11, 9:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says

THE LIBERATED 'DONNA' TRUMP ISSUES A LINE OF TRUMP BRAND WEDDING DRESSES: Trump's organization is reforged into a 'trust-fund twit liberation front' to help worthless inheritors of wealth be 'worthy human beings' by 'dedicating themselves to the entertainment and pleasure of real men.'

Gentle Reader,

Marketing idea: Wedding Dress should come with a strap-on of her/his choice at 50% off MSRP.

Regards,
Roidy

13   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 10:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says

I just realized why there seems to be very few female posters on patnet.

Why? Women are so delicate they can't tolerate to be exposed to unfiltered male thoughts?

14   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 12:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says

Why? Women are so delicate they can't tolerate to be exposed to unfiltered male thoughts?

Maybe it's because their brains work differently than men's, and they prioritize housework over ejaculating their ideas into the ether. Maybe they just aren't as smart, so they have to spend more time working and less time bullshitting to get the same amount done. Maybe they have to accomplish more for the same reward, so they are stuck working. Maybe they'd just rather don a wedding dress and get pounded in the ass by a real man like Putin than read about it online. Nobody knew that interpreting comments could be so hard.

15   Rew   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 11, 1:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsMcGee says

If the stock market tanks, all the Obama fanboys will switch from "The current economy is the result of 8 years of Obama" to "It's all Trump's Doing".

Would it not be a deviation from a continued trend? What could explain it other than the instability and uncertainty around the President, administration, etc.

If the argument is that the whole system is bad, and Trump is the destroying fire needed, then would you not "credit" him for tanking the economy? You cannot have it both ways.

President's inherit the problems and benefits of the previous administration, but by their behavior and actions, they often fix some things and have other problems of their own making. It's not as if Trump will be blamed for a meteorite destroying half the Earth or any natural disasters. His reactions to those crises? Sure. But the economy on his watch will be of his own making or reacted to poorly as well.

Eventually the inertia of the Obama era will be gone. USA is running on fumes and tweets.

16   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2017 Aug 11, 1:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rew says

really cool to shoot one of N Korea's missiles down, but I think if we do it, we might give too much of our current capabilities away to other adversaries.

Secrecy is unfortunately a primary motivation and the source of self-conflict that may end up costing millions of people their lives in the nations of our allies who we have managed to make dependent on the protection of the United States.

This kind of scenario worries me the most.

17   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 11, 1:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

KAPLOOOOEY!

18   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Aug 11, 3:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Everyone knows what happens,SHIT!

19   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 11, 3:31pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Pretty sure The Donald is attempting to avert war with NK by making these extremely harsh and militant statements. He can't afford to waffle and waver like Obummer did, now that Kim Jong Fucktard has nukes and missiles to put them on. He's got to be like: you take ONE STEP out of line and we send your country to the fucking Stone Age! Asshole! I will fuck your world! Just dare me to press this shiny red button, fucker! I want to so very badly!!!!

It'll take talk like that to make that Kim shithead back off and settle down. Appeasement from the last three Presidents has only emboldened him to make new demands and threats, while giving him time to build nukes.

We have capacity to shoot down whatever shitty rockets he launches, and we've had it for a while. Guam will be fine. It's got two air force bases and tons of defenses.

Trump's tough talk is giving the North Koreans fair warning, and also backing the Chinese into a corner where they've finally stated that aggression against the USA would mean they wash their hands of NK and let the USA humble Kim, Chloe, and maybe even Kylie Jong iL.

20   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 4:40pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

Maybe it's because their brains work differently than men's, and they prioritize housework over ejaculating their ideas into the ether. Maybe they just aren't as smart, so they have to spend more time working and less time bullshitting to get the same amount done. Maybe they have to accomplish more for the same reward, so they are stuck working. Maybe they'd just rather don a wedding dress and get pounded in the ass by a real man like Putin than read about it online. Nobody knew that interpreting comments could be so hard.

You're right. Most women are too practical to enjoy discussing abstract ideas online.
YesYNot, I still think you are a woman btw.

21   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 5:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says

I still think you are a woman btw.

Duly noted.

23   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2017 Aug 11, 6:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rachel Dolezal will be rejected from entering grad school due to a claim of being "African American"
Meanwhile that same school will have allowed one or more students to state their non-birth gender and have no problem with it.

24   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2017 Aug 11, 6:56pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The left moves on to the next hysteria and Pat.net lefties go apeshit at whatever that is too.

25   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2017 Aug 11, 7:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This statement will come up again in 2020.

26   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 11, 7:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says

Yeah, cause China will tolerate the U.S. launching a nuclear missile to a location right next to them. I'm sure China and Russia won't mistake this for a first strike against them and launch all their nukes at us. You have heard of MAD, right?

27   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 7:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says

Rew says

really cool to shoot one of N Korea's missiles down, but I think if we do it, we might give too much of our current capabilities away to other adversaries.

Secrecy is unfortunately a primary motivation and the source of self-conflict that may end up costing millions of people their lives in the nations of our allies who we have managed to make dependent on the protection of the United States.

This kind of scenario worries me the most.

What use are the secret missiles if we don't use them when the time comes?
You two are anti America, aren't you? Shame on you.

28   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 7:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

Yeah, cause China will tolerate the U.S. launching a nuclear missile to a location right next to them. I'm sure China and Russia won't mistake this for a first strike against them and launch all their nukes at us. You have heard of MAD, right?

LOL. As if China and Russia will consider us as having launched a nuclear missile against them, if we launch it on NK.
Do you know what MAD is?
Dan, you are just another anti American. Aren't you?

29   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 11, 7:42pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's so easy to identify the assholes who hate America when the time comes, isn't it?

30   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 11, 10:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

Dan8267 says

Yeah, cause China will tolerate the U.S. launching a nuclear missile to a location right next to them. I'm sure China and Russia won't mistake this for a first strike against them and launch all their nukes at us. You have heard of MAD, right?

LOL. As if China and Russia will consider us as having launched a nuclear missile against them, if we launch it on NK.

Do you know what MAD is?

Dan, you are just another anti American. Aren't you?

That's the most retarded thing you've ever said.

China or Russia could easily mistake a nuclear weapon targeting North Korea for targeting them. You do realize that North Korea borders both Russia and China and that North Korea is a tiny target next to those two countries?

Thank god that you aren't in charge of the military. You'd do something damn stupid that would result in the other side mistaking it for a first strike and then it'd be nuclear war and the end of humanity.

31   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 11, 10:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

It's so easy to identify the assholes who hate America when the time comes, isn't it?

Yeah, it's the dumb asses who would start an accidental nuclear war that would completely destroy America.

32   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2017 Aug 11, 10:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

That's the most retarded thing you've ever said.

Ha ha not by a long shot!

33   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 12, 12:58am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Fucking White Male says

The left moves on to the next hysteria and Pat.net lefties go apeshit at whatever that is too.

Exactly.

34   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 12, 9:08am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

China or Russia could easily mistake a nuclear weapon targeting North Korea for targeting them. You do realize that North Korea borders both Russia and China and that North Korea is a tiny target next to those two countries?

China and Russia aren't stupid. Everyone including Timbuctoo knows where our missiles are going if a war does break out.

35   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 12, 11:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

Everyone including Timbuctoo knows where our missiles are going if a war does break out.

Bullshit. There have already been damn close calls of starting accidental nuclear war. If an ICBM is launched from America, there is no way to tell what its target is or if it will alter its course. Nor would anyone take the risk that America wouldn't use this opportunity to strike their country.

If the missile is launched from a submarine or aircraft carrier, it's even worse. Not knowing how many subs are hidden would require assuming a first strike and immediately retaliating.

You are the biggest fool in the world if you think using nukes isn't damn dangerous.

36   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 12, 11:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says

Dan8267 says

That's the most retarded thing you've ever said.

Ha ha not by a long shot!

OK, maybe not, but it is the most dangerous thing he's said.

37   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 12, 1:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

Strategist says

Everyone including Timbuctoo knows where our missiles are going if a war does break out.

Bullshit. There have already been damn close calls of starting accidental nuclear war. If an ICBM is launched from America, there is no way to tell what its target is or if it will alter its course. Nor would anyone take the risk that America wouldn't use this opportunity to strike their country.

If the missile is launched from a submarine or aircraft carrier, it's even worse. Not knowing how many subs are hidden would require assuming a first strike and immediately retaliating.

You are the biggest fool in the world if you think using nukes isn't damn dangerous.

So when NK launches an ICBM the world should go all out and destroy them, because no-one knows where their ICBM is going. It could be going to Moscow or Beijing.
Good thing no one follows your genius logic. Except Jazz.

38   Rew   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 12, 1:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Who had wake up Saturday to Nazi marches and have them plow a car into counter protesters?

Anyone?

Psst ... Right wingers, you are looking pretty Islamic terrorist there. ;)

39   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2017 Aug 12, 2:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rew says

Who had wake up Saturday to Nazi marches and have them plow a car into counter protesters?

Anyone?

Psst ... Right wingers, you are looking pretty Islamic terrorist there. ;)

First find me even one right winger here who doesn't condemn both Nazi's and white supremacists.

40   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 12, 2:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

So when NK launches an ICBM the world should go all out and destroy them, because no-one knows where their ICBM is going.

No one ever said that the U.S. shouldn't handle North Korea or even use wise military action. You are the only one proposing that launching nukes at them is the wise solution. That's idiotic.

You think like a cave man, that everything can be solved by clubbing your rival to death. That's damn dangerous thinking in the nuclear age.

41   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 12, 2:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

No one ever said that the U.S. shouldn't handle North Korea or even use wise military action. You are the only one proposing that launching nukes at them is the wise solution. That's idiotic.

I think using tactical nukes on the NK armed forces will save a lot of of innocent lives. The lives of South Koreans in Seoul who are just a stones throw from the fat brat's artillery.
It would also end the war quickly and save American lives.

42   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 12, 3:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

I think using tactical nukes on the NK armed forces will save a lot of of innocent lives.

You think a lot of things that are wrong. There's a reason we didn't nuke North Korea back in the 1950s.

And clearly you don't give a shit about all the innocent lives such nuclear explosions would kill. The North Korean population is almost entirely innocent victims.

43   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2017 Aug 12, 4:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

Everyone including Timbuctoo knows where our missiles are going if a war does break out.

The history of wars teaches us that there are advertised spectacular motives and reasons that exist to manipulate people into sacrificing such resources as war bond investments, young lives and expectations for living standards and then there are the more pragmatic reasons which generally come to light 20-40 years later in the form of books and TV documentaries.

Exactly when and where missiles and other weapons will fly cuts to the true agendas of the powerful and therefore no one can be sure of which attacks will actually occur. Talk is cheap, such actions so expensive that they must be carried out in a complicated manner fully optimized and coordinated with the major stake holders.

44   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2017 Aug 12, 4:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Earlier I mentioned that security is a major consideration: for example under what circumstances should USA reveal highly effective weapons which were developed in direct violation of international treaties?

http://patrick.net/1308885/2017-08-11-crazy-times-predict-what-happens-next?c=1433243#comment-1433243

45   Ernie   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 12, 4:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

I think using tactical nukes on the NK armed forces will save a lot of of innocent lives.

Nuclear fallout will kill quite many S. Koreans, Chinese, and Russians

46   Strategist   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 13, 8:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm not sure if you guys know the difference between "tactical nukes" and strategic nukes"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tactical_nuclear_weapon
A tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) or non-strategic nuclear weapon[1] is a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations, mostly with friendly forces in proximity and perhaps even on contested friendly territory. This is opposed to strategic nuclear weapons which are designed to be mostly targeted in the enemy interior away from the war front against military bases, cities, towns, arms industries, and other hardened or larger-area targets to damage the enemy's ability to wage war.

47   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Aug 3, 6:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rew says
Crazy Times : Predict What Happens Next!


Sounds like a plan!!

Rew says
Tax reform is exactly as successful as Helathcare repeal was. Little of anything continues to be the order of the day. It moves farther away from Trump.


Well, for starters, that wasn't even close.

Rew says
Stock market continues its upward trend, maybe at more modest gains.


Missed that one too.

Rew says
Mueller and Russia, Russia, Russia:


Rew says
totally foolish


You get credit for that one, Russia and Mueller, totally foolish.

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