10 Predictions for 2013
This past year, 2012, was an eventful year. We had another Olympics, a
U.S. presidential election, the warmest year on record, and lived
through the Mayan apocalypse. However, many things did not occur that
many of the trend seers predicted, especially dramatic events that made
the boldest predictions.
As we enter 2013, time itself seems to be speeding up or condensing to
make the potential for dramatic events more likely. Tipping points
appear to have been breached on many fronts, and what waits on the other
side is difficult to know.
But let’s break out the crystal ball here and make some bold predictions for 2013.
These predictions weren’t acquired by some esoteric powers to see the
future; rather they’re derived from riding the current wave of
information and guessing where that flow may lead. They may seem bold
to some, while the most aware readers may recognize them as foregone
So without further ado, here are our top 10 predictions for 2013:
1. Stock market decline: Many economic
forecasters have been predicting a stock market crash every year since
the financial crisis of 2008. Yet, it has remained strong and even hit a
3-year high in September, 2012. There are many false reasons for this
strength that don’t have to do with real economic growth; devalued
dollars, cheap money for Wall Street banks, corporations hoarding cash
and investments, etc. It’s a false bull market. That is why we feel
comfortable predicting a significant decline in the stock market during
The real economy has been papered over for decades, but the numbers in the false economy can no longer dam the wave of reality. Endless quantitative easing, a quadrillion in world derivatives,
over-extended personal debt, lowest ever percentage of the population
working, and increased social burden of record food stamps and other
programs will finally burst the dam in 2013.
The Baltic Dry index, which is believed to be the best indicator of our consumer economy, suffered a dramatic loss in December. Some say a new recession is already here and the stock market will soon reflect that with a crash in 2013. Look for the Dow Jones to dip below the 10K mark (around 30% or more) next year.
2. Precious metals rise over 50%: Using the same data points as the previous prediction, we predict gold and silver to rise at least 50%.
As the mass exodus from the stock market and other paper investments
takes place, individual and institutional investors will start a new
gold rush. Indeed, this is already happening.
Central banks around the world are snatching up new gold and moving to secure their foreign gold, while investment titans like George Soros have been increasing their positions where they previously denounced gold as a viable investment.
3. Schools start to install body scanners: Since these recent
shootings actually resulted in horrific deaths of innocent people
including children, the public is scared enough to accept just about
anything. So we predict naked body scanners will begin to appear in schools
and other public venues in 2013. There are several reasons for this
prediction. The public is clamoring for protection and many inner-city
schools already have metal detectors, so the upgrade will be acceptable
if not preferred in suburban areas.
Next, the body scanner companies who lobby the government
need more customers, and they usually get what they want. And, finally,
the authorities love to remove our rights in the name of security,
making this move a no-brainer.
4. European Union announces central Treasury: The Eurozone debt
crisis will once again flare up particularly within the PIIGS (Portugal,
Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain), as well as in new countries. Instead
of resorting to constantly increasing their “rescue fund” to bail out
ailing European nations, the European Central Bank announced unlimited bond purchasing
of any member state in need this September. This action of issuing new
debt-based money for the sole purpose of buying debt has become known
as quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. The EU has repeatedly
stated the need to form a central Treasury
that has the power to collect direct taxes from member states,
essentially turning the Eurozone into the United States of Europe. Look
for this to come into reality in 2013 with possibly the first EU
president elected as well.
5. Marijuana legalization sweeps America and the world: After Colorado and Washington voters
proved it can be done, marijuana legalization is an idea whose time has
finally come. No amount of fear mongering or lies will stop its
liberation now. Although 15 states have decriminalized marijuana possession, along with 18 states with legal medical cannabis,
this past election will be viewed as the tipping point in the
full-scale legalization of weed. The ripple effects are already
traveling quickly as at least 7 more states are considering legalization. Meanwhile, Mexico is reconsidering its war on weed and Uruguay
is already designing its regulatory rules for legalization, which will
make it the first country with full legalization. Expect 2013 and
beyond for marijuana legalization to be a foregone conclusion with
anyone standing in the way looking extremely foolish.
6. Major cyber attack hits America:
All governments and many large corporations want to put more controls
on the Internet. However, the general population does not want to see
their beloved Internet change, so there must be an event that sways the
public to believe that Internet “security” is a priority. This can’t
just be some minor attack that hits a small business sector. It would
have to be something that inflicts pain on the public; perhaps an
extended Internet outage or electric grid crash that’s blamed on cyber
terrorists would do the trick.
Many officials have been predicting a cyber 9/11 or “Pearl Harbor”
event for some time, claiming it’s not a matter of if but when. That
“when” will be 2013. Major antivirus companies such as McAfee are also
warning of just such an event in 2013, labeled Project Blitzkrieg.
And just like prior to 9/11, there is freedom-crushing legislation
sitting on the shelf just waiting to be enacted if a cyber version of
9/11 were to take place.
The level playing field of information on the Internet poses a huge
threat to all regimes and their puppet media corporations around the
world. They can’t wait much longer before putting a stop to the free
flow of information; therefore, this attack will be a classic false flag operation. Mark it down, this will happen in 2013.
7. Syria’s Assad is toppled: Many pundits predicted this would
have happened already, but without a NATO no-fly zone (aka massive air
strikes on Assad in a Libya-style destruction) the ragtag rebels have
proven to be no match for the Syrian government thus far.
However, we have seen that when there is full-scale commitment by NATO,
as with Libya, it's virtually guaranteed. Since the West has increased
their support of the Jihadist rebels with training, arms, money, and
Patriot missiles in Turkey, their commitment is clear.
Furthermore, the UN has warned of sectarian genocide, and U.S. officials have clearly stated the ultimate line in the sand: Assad's use of chemical weapons. As if on cue, PressTV and Fars News are reporting
that militants have indeed used chemical weapons. Whether or not this
particular event is confirmed, expect it to happen at some point in 2013
to be spun as justification to take out the Assad regime -- it's been
in the cards for years.
8. West attacks Iran, starts WW3: The toppling of Syria will
leave Iran as the only nation in the Middle East not controlled by the
West. Besides having vast oil reserves, Iran also has the last
strategic public central bank not run by the international banking
cartel -- and they want it. It is the endgame written about by many think tanks.
The war with Iran
has been years in the making and has already technically begun with
crippling economic sanctions and strategic military bases surrounding
it. Indeed, World War 3 already began as well when America invaded
Afghanistan and Iraq, but this decade-plus-long war is about to get much
more intense. Additionally, the establishment will need a distraction
from the economic crisis of 2013, and only a large new war will
effectively serve that purpose.
The West has been goading Iran into an attack for years to justify
further aggression. Iran, to their credit, has failed to take the bait.
But once Syria falls, the full force of pressure will become too much
for Iran to bear and they’ll be forced to defend themselves. The West
will portray it as aggression against them and launch their attack. The
question will be how other super powers like China and Russia react to
this aggression against their ally?
9. Food and oil prices break records, again:
This might have the highest guarantee of coming true, since it is
mathematically impossible for it not to in an era of unlimited money
creation, expanding conflicts in oil regions, and record demand but
unstable climates for food production. Some food and commodity prices
set new record highs in 2012, while oil is still chasing its 2008 high
First, let’s look at oil since it is also a major contributor to the
price of food. Oil will have conflicting price pressures in 2013. There
will be reduced demand due to a sharp economic downturn, but that will
be more than offset by the devalued petrodollar and the fallout of
regional conflicts. We predict oil will soar past its previous high to
This high price of oil will cause food prices to rise significantly
since industrial agriculture is utterly dependent on oil from plowing,
fertilizing, pesticides, harvesting, processing, to transport. Couple
this very real cost to the rush away from stocks into more tangible
assets like commodities that are also traded in rapidly devaluing
dollars. This speculation will lead to much higher food prices. Throw
in more extreme weather, and we have a recipe for a major food crisis.
Food will hit new all-time highs in 2013.
Average citizens will spend a much higher percentage of their salaries
on food in 2013 which will put further pressure on the rest of economic
output. Most extremely, a large portion of the population may realize
starvation for the first time in their lives. Certainly, we can expect
food stamp usage to explode even faster than it has in the last five
On the upside, bulk food will be one of the best investments for 2013.
10. More extreme weather and earth changes: Extreme weather
appears to be the new norm. In 2012 we saw the warmest year on record,
record droughts in America’s bread basket, and an odd super storm
Hurricane Sandy which still has thousands without power more than two
months later. However, the jury is still out on what’s causing our
extreme weather. Since the climates appear to be changing on all of the celestial bodies in our solar system, it seems unlikely that increased CO2 is the primary cause of climate change.
Many experts point to the rapidly shifting North Pole and the sun’s
awakening to a new solar maximum as major contributors to our changing
climate. And speaking of celestial weather, two great comets will appear in 2013 close to Earth whose impact on our weather, if any, is impossible to predict. Additionally, it appears that the Ring of Fire is awakening with increased earthquake and volcanic activity.
For 2013, we predict more super storms starting with winter storms that will now be named for the first time, and an even bigger increase in earthquake activity, and more devastating crop damage.
Many of these predictions seem negative and scary, but with awareness of
their possible outcomes, one can prepare and position themselves to
survive and even thrive under conditions which might seem horrific. It
is also never to late to reach out to your local community by sharing
information in a positive way, and encourage discussion of strategies
for enhancing local resistance to larger global events.
Tell us your own predictions for 2013 in the comments section below.
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