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“If Nostradamus were alive today, he’d have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente.”
— New York Post

Gerald Celente is a genius who cannot be brushed off as a hack. He is the CEO of Trends Research Institute, a company that prides itself on being watchful and thoughtful about how what we’re doing today will effect our tomorrow. If you look at their website, it looks like a college kids did it, but there is no denying how on target the Trend Research Institute has been.

First let’s talk about his past predictions so you can see for yourself his track record.

Real Estate Fizz …………………………………………………………………….01/05
Alternative Energy Biz to Boom ……………………………………………..2005
Recession 2007 …………………………………………………………………….2004
US to Lose Iraq War (one month before war began) ……………….2003

October 1997 Pacific Rim currency crisis……………………………….1995
August 1998 Russian economic collapse……………………………….1996
On-line shopping revolution…………………………………………………….1995
October 1987 world stock market crash………………………………….1986

Increased international and domestic terrorism.Oklahoma City Bombing -1995, Atlanta Olympic bombing-1996…1993
Home-office trends……………………………………………………………1986

Downsizing, outsourcing and temporary work force…………………1990
Gourmet coffees and micro-brews.Starbucks!. they became well known in the mid 90’s…1988
Clean water market opportunities……………………..1988

Casual dress trends………………I don’t wear a suit to work, do you?…1986
Voluntary Simplicity………………………………………………………….1990

Green marketing…………………………………………………………………….1988
Increase in Halloween retailing………………………………………………..1989
Baby boomers to buy second homes……….Florida vacations homes….1992
Big move to small towns…………Suburbs………….1992

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Let’s talk about his current predictions- most of them are pretty scary.

  1. Conservation Engineers– More powerful than high tech and paying much better than the booming health care sector, we forecast that “Conservation Engineers” and “Conservation Specialists” that are skilled in providing enviro-smart solutions will be among the most handsomely rewarded and sought after professions for the next several decades…..
  2. Tax RevoltsTax Revolts It was a reason given for starting the first American Revolution and as the trends add up, it will also be a reason for starting the second. Fed up, and not willing – or able – to take it anymore, overtaxed Americans will begin the battle against politicians and bureaucrats in the fight to lower and/or repeal taxes… while demanding higher tax rates for those seen as paying too little….
  3. Bye Bye Bucks-America’s going broke and the whole world knows it. Betting that its economy will spiral down and that the dollar will fall with it, foreign creditors are dumping dollars on the market … and even Third World street vendors don’t want to take greenbacks any longer. The further it falls, the less it’s worth. The less it’s worth, the less it buys. In the real world they call it “inflation.” In America they call it “good for business.” ……
  4. Small is Big-Unlike the years of personal prosperity and business growth long perceived a birthright … today, as America’s fortunes dwindle, its people will be forced to adjust attitudes and alter practices to compensate for the losses. Although the oncoming national downsizing trend may be a blow to egos and painful to pocketbooks, if intelligently deployed and spiritually practiced, the “Small is Big” trend can lead to more progressive advancement and greater rewards than the supersizing trend that has been consuming much of the nation…..
  5. Heal yourself Health careJust as it took mountains of facts and bottom line realities to finally convince a consumption prone public that energy saving tools and environmentally sound practices bring bigger rewards and higher quality, the oncoming “Heal Yourself Health Care” trend will be as widely embraced and will prove equally rewarding.

    Evolving over the past two decades, along with growing acceptance of seeking alternative medical options, the “Heal Yourself Health Care” trend is being driven by both the lack of money and the power of the mind…..

  6. Technoslaves.comIt’s a quickly spreading worldwide epidemic that will get much worse. All colors, classes, creeds and races are addicted and they can’t break the habit. Before 2008 ends, the TechnoSlave trend will be so pervasive and so deeply embedded into the fabric of society that Old World communication styles will be seen as quaint and ridiculed as stupidly boring by the high-tech “hip.” Across borders and around the world, blinking lights of blue and red flash from human ears … electro-plastic appendages affixed to the body and controlling the mind. So self-important have society’s members become that they must be connected at all times … to be in touch and instant messaged … for work, play and to fill the voids of idle time…..

**All of these predictions came from http://www.trendsresearch.com/journal08.html

It’s great that we the people saw that the jig was up and elected a non-corrupt man into the office, but it saddens me to think that no matter what he does in office, our lives will be forever changed because of one man’s infinite power for 8 years and there’s nothing Obama can do about it. I, for one, do not doubt these predictions. I do not doubt that this new generation of kids will grow up understanding that food is more important that a toy truck. I do not doubt that we will go broke. We will soon understand the plight of Argentinians and Mexicans after the Tequila Crisis of ’94 and even our grandparents who lived during the great depression.

Here is a video on FOX Business- now if they have Gerald Celente on the show, they must think their whole demo is going bankrupt very very soon.

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On Tuesday, Nov 4th after you’ve voted Starbucks will give you a free, yes FREE, tall cup of freshly brewed crack like coffee.  Sorry, I swear they put something in their coffee to make you crave it.  Personally I’m heading over on my way to work.  Plus I voted a week ago!  Best part, is it’s all on a honor system. You do not need to prove you voted; just prove that Americans have some ethics and are not huge liars.  Enjoy!

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