Thank you to Brandon Haleamau for his friendly contribution and THANK YOU to all of you who have supported Swans and contributed money or words to its endeavor. Thank you very much. Sadly, we did not meet our fundraising goal. As said we'll have to see how we can go on. Best wishes.

Jan Baughman and Gilles d'Aymery


Note from the Editors

Here we are again -- just as we forecasted in last year's Infamous Predictions™, "much to the dismay of end timers, the world does not come to an end in 2012 -- in fact, it continues on life support for the foreseeable future." This New Year's Eve finds America still on life support, teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff -- whether real or fabricated -- in a political chess game in which the people are pawns of the elite, while the global markets anxiously await the impact on their self interest. As we also correctly predicted, "the elite BS continues through 2012 with no foreseeable end, despite the growing economic woes for the 99%." Business as usual in the yearly grind that pits the unpopular elected few against the masses who continue to elect them, whether in America or France, Italy or elsewhere. Another development we foretold was that Silvio Berlusconi would try to return to power while in the midst of another sex scandal. We'll have to wait till next year to see if he can actually buy back/win the presidency again...

Speaking of fiscal cliff, Swans, too, is teetering on the edge thanks to the failure of trickle-down economics and the dwindling discretionary income that left people without the luxury of donating to just causes. It's difficult to predict what the future holds for this publication, and you'll notice many changes and simplifications to the site. Still, we managed to channel our humor and irreverence to bring you our traditional Infamous Predictions™ for the year ahead, this time courtesy of Michael Barker, Jan Baughman, Peter Byrne, Fabio De Propris, Manuel García, Jr., Jonah Raskin, Glenn Reed, Harvey Whitney, Jr., and Gilles d'Aymery. It's unlikely that 2013 will bring an improvement in the global economy or the realization of world peace, but perhaps a few of our predictions will come true and the world will be a bit more lighthearted. Our best wishes to all for the New Year.

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Swans' Definite Predictions

Swans:  2013 Predictions

Swans annual irreverent, humorous, and sometimes prescient predictions for the year 2013, in which everyone and everything is subject to our silly prognostications.   More...


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SWANS - ISSN: 1554-4915
Created: December 31, 2012